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THIS WEEKEND'S KIDS & FAMILY ACTIVITIES IN FAIRFIELD

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by Directories Editor - Weekly July 17, 2013

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

'Wanda's Monster,' A Family Musical - Vineyard Theatre
Through September 08, 2013 - Manhattan

Opening this weekend: this summer's top pick, Wanda's Monster - A Family Musical featuring music and lyrics by Laurie Berkner! Back by popular demand, this warm-hearted musical introduces an imaginative little girl named Wanda and her unexpected bond with a fuzzy purple monster as she learns acceptance and friendship. Opens Saturday, July 13 at the Vineyard's Dimson Theatre in Union Square for a limited time only.

Late Night: The Studio: Writer's Block with Joe Iconis - 54 Below
July 17, 2013 - New York

It's that time again.... WRITER'S BLOCK at 54 Below! This month, featuring original work by some of New York's most talented up-and-coming songwriters. Enjoy a drink (or four) off our new late night happy hour menu, or even sign up to perform your own original work on our stage. WRITER'S BLOCK is the new home for New York City's next generation of songwriters. Want to perform your own original work at 54 Below? Need to try out new songs to get through your own writer's block? Join us on Wednesday for the chance to sign up for one of the open-mic slots. No Cover charge. $20 food & beverage minimum.

Up, Close & Personal with Matthew Morrison - 54 Below
Through July 17, 2013 - New York

Matt's back! Following his recent, totally sold out engagement at 54 Below, which was acclaimed by the New York Post as "effortlessly charming," Emmy, Tony and two-time Golden Globe-nominated star Matthew Morrison returns to 54 Below to play six performances, including a special matinee on July 14. Best known for his performances in Broadway hits Hairspray, South Pacific and The Light in the Piazza, or for his role as Mr. Schuester on the hit television show GLEE, Matthew celebrates the release of his brand new studio album, Where It All Began, at 54 Below! Featured are classic standards, many of which were first made famous in Broadway musicals. To create the twelve songs featured on this exciting new album, Morrison turned to legendary producer Phil Ramone (who produced the likes of Frank Sinatra & Tony Bennett, among MANY others), and Grammy Award-winning producer Gregg Field. The collection marks the first release from 222 Records, the newly formed label from Adam Levine.

Mimi Hines : The 80th Birthday Concert - 54 Below
July 17, 2013 - New York

It's been more than a decade since Broadway's second and longest-running Funny Girl appeared in a New York cabaret and on the very night of her 80th birthday, she returns for one show only to celebrate in what is sure to be a once-in-a-lifetime event. Come celebrate with this legendary star and see why a recent review called her the "living embodiment of show business.

Storytime: The Museum - Barnes & Noble Palisades
July 17, 2013 - West Nyack

As a little girl tours and twirls through the halls of an art museum. she finds herself on an exciting adventure. Each piece of art evokes a special feeling inside of her: silliness, curiosity, joy, and inspiration. Following the story, children can create their own artistic masterpiece to take home.

Summertime Story and Animal Program - Earthplace
July 17, 2013 - Westport

Join the staff at Earthplace for story time and an animal encounter.

Reverence for the Irreverent - A Benefit for George Carlin Way - Gotham Comedy Club
July 17, 2013 - New York

A night of comedy honoring George Carlin. The evening will feature special appearances by Eddie Brill ("The Late Show with David Letterman"), Rory Albanese (9-time Emmy Award winner as the Executive Producer and Writer for "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart") Nick Dipaolo (Emmy Nominated writer) Todd Barry (Comedy Central Presents, "Borrowing Saffron", "The Wrestler"), Kevin Bartini ("The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," "The Colbert Report," You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up), Lizz Winstead (co-creator of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" plus more celebrity special guests to be announced. For the past three years a group of dedicated George Carlin fans, led by comedian Kevin Bartini have been working tirelessly to petition the city of New York to name the street he grew up on in his honor "George Carlin Way." While thousands of people signed their petition and lent moral support to the cause the effort to honor Mr. Carlin was met by intense resistance by the local Catholic school and church that George Carlin attended which still takes up a large section of this block on 121 Street. After much debate and bureaucratic red tape, the committee to co name West 121st street George Carlin way is only a "yeah" vote by the city council away from declaring victory and finally paying tribute to one of the greatest comedians that the city of New York has ever produced! Being this close to the finish line, Gotham Comedy Club has generously offered their venue and has put together an all-star line up to pay tribute to Mr. Carlin and to raise funds to help cover the costs of this effort so far and to insure that those of us who hold George Carlin in such high esteem will inevitably be able to pay our tribute to him and have a place in New York City to commemorate all that he meant to us.

Exploration Station - Finkestein Memorial Library
July 17, 2013 - Spring Valley

Kids are invited to this special story time, which will explore science and nature based on the library's summer reading program theme Dig-In, Read through books, games, and activities at table stations.

Brewery Night w/ Allagash Brewing Company - Bar Catalonia
July 17, 2013 - New York

Bar Catalonia presents Brewery Night featuring a complimentary tasting of Belgian style seasonal ales by Allagash Brewing Company on Wednesday July 17th, 6PM to 8PM with signature drink specials until Midnight. Allagash Confluence Ale boasts an intricate, malty profile created through a complex blend of hops, spices, fruit flavors and a lengthy aging process to help balance both taste and aroma. The Markham Group Jazz Trio will provide live music for the entirety of the tasting.

Storytime at MKPL - Mount Kisco Public Library
July 17, 2013 - Mount Kisco

For children ages 18 mos.-5 years with a parent or caregiver.

Kidsploration Concert Series at Mystic Aquarium - Mystic Aquarium
July 17, 2013 - Mystic

Join us at Mystic Aquarium for one of our Kidsploration concerts! The concert series features an amazing line-up of popular children’s musicians. Our musicians are sure to have you and your children singing and dancing along! Performances in the Foxwoods Marine Theatre start at 2:30pm and are FREE with your admission. The show opens with Steve Elci & Friends, followed by our feature artist of the week, Mista Cookie Jar. Inspired by Bob Marley and The Beatles, Mista Cookie Jar’s kid friendly reggae and rap songs revolve around the concept of love and the inner child.

Outdoor Night Market - Bohemian Hall Beer Garden
July 17, 2013 - Astoria

Local bands will be performing, the outdoor grill will be open and there will be drink specials throughout the evening. Stroll through 30 vendors selling unique wares such as art, jewelry, toys, all natural soaps, cookies, and crocheted bags.

Big Apple Circus Comes to Water Street - Water Street POPS!
July 17, 2013 - New York

A Big Apple Circus rep will be on site to hand out promotional coupon flyers and clown noses to passersby, while a genuine Big Apple Circus clown will do classic circus tricks, like juggling and plate spinning, providing merriment to kids of all ages. Learn more at www.waterstreetpops.com

Matt Braunger, Sam Haft, Lauren Francesca & more! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
July 17, 2013 - New York

OMD - Terminal 5
July 17, 2013 -

80s British synth group Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark (OMD) perform in support of their new release, English Electric.

Summer Concert - Riverfront Park
July 17, 2013 - Stony Point

Stony Point kicks off its summer concert series along the Hudson River with the music of Spectrum.

Amateur Night - Apollo Theater
July 17, 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!

Fireworks! - Playland Park
July 17, 2013 - Rye

Fireworks every Wednesday and Friday at 9:15pm through August 30.

Family Music Festival - Germonds Park
July 17, 2013 - West Nyack

Clarkstown's summer music festival continues with the music of Alive N Kickin. Dance to popular hits from yesterday and today.

Jimmy Van Heusen: Swingin' on a Star - 92nd Street Y
July 17, 2013 - New York

In the year of his centenary, Jimmy van Heusen's songs -- "I Thought About You," "Come Fly with Me," "Like Someone in Love" -- get the star treatment from the alluring voices of Dena DeRose and Freddy Cole and the lyrical tenor sax of Harry Allen. With: Bill Charlap, piano; Dena DeRose, vocals & piano; Freddy Cole, vocals & piano; Harry Allen, tenor sax; Joe Magnarelli, trumpet; Peter Bernstein, guitar; Peter Washington, bass; Kenny Washington, drums.

Violet - New York City Center
July 17, 2013 -

New York City Center goes Off-Broadway with Encores! Off-Center, a new musical theater series led by artistic director Jeanine Tesori. Off-Center features seminal Off-Broadway musicals filtered through the lens of today's most innovative artists.

Hello Gorgeous: The Movies of Barbra Streisand: The Way We Were - Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
July 17, 2013 - New York

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

Joe DeRosa, Jermaine Fowler, Mark Normand & more! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
July 17, 2013 - New York

Joe DeRosa started stand-up comedy by hitting the Wednesday night open mic at the Laff House in Philadelphia, PA. Within a year, he was a regular there and at all the major clubs in the surrounding area. It was not long before Joe made the jump to New York City to take up comedy as a full time gig. He quickly began working frequently at New York venues such as Caroline's, Stand-up New York, the Laugh Factory, and Gotham Comedy Club. He also made appearances on "Last Call with Carson Daly," Comedy Central's "Premium Blend," and the "New Faces" showcase at the Montreal Comedy Festival. In addition, he's performed on national tours such as Dave Chappelle's "Block Party Tour" and the "Insomniac Tour" with Dave Attell. Joe continues to perform constantly, making television appearances and headlining clubs and colleges both in and out of the country. It was not long before Joe made the jump to New York City to take up comedy as a full time gig. He quickly began working frequently at New York venues such as Caroline's, Stand-up New York, the Laugh Factory, and Gotham Comedy Club. He also made appearances on "Last Call with Carson Daly," Comedy Central's "Premium Blend," and the "New Faces" showcase at the Montreal Comedy Festival.

Tai Chi in the Gardens - Old Westbury Gardens
July 17, 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.

Pop-In Play - Pump It Up of Great Neck
July 17, 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.

Wednesdays in Teardrop Park - Teardrop Park
July 17, 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
July 17, 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.

Toddler Story Time-Court Square - Court Square Library
July 17, 2013 - Long Island City

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

Cuban Music Night at Casa Lever Gardens - Casa Lever
July 17, 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.

Family Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
July 17, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 2-5 and their parent or caregivers can hear stories, songs, fingerplays, and more. Registration is required.

Stories Songs and Crafts - Rose Memorial Library Association
July 17, 2013 - Stony Point

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

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

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

Smooth Cruise Series - Soul of Summer - Spirit Cruises
July 17, 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. Soul of Summer is comprised of Jonathan Butler, Sheila E. and Elan Trotman.

Musical Tots @ The Field Library - Field Library
July 17, 2013 - Peekskill

Join Lori Cohen for an interactive program of music and movement. Musical Tots is designed for kids ages 5 and younger who are walking. Kids and caregivers, be prepared to sing 'n shake!

Crafty Stories @ The Field Library - Field Library
July 17, 2013 - Peekskill

Kids in grades K-6 are invited to listen to some great stories and then do a fun craft. Sign-up is required.

Summerscreen presents Pee-Wee's Big Adventure - McCarren Park
July 17, 2013 - Williamsburg

Pee-Wee's big adventure gets better every time you see it. It's also where the awesome Tim Burton made his directorial debut.

Checkmate 101 - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
July 17, 2013 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn chess instructor Zebedee Collins teaches skills and strategies to help take your game to the next level. The class is best for beginning players, but all players are welcome. Boards are limited so come early!

History Tour: The Great Brooklyn Bridge: For Families - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
July 17, 2013 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

Families will learn about the harrowing tale behind the Brooklyn Bridge's construction, the perseverance of the Roebling family, perilous challenges that workers faced, and basic bridge engineering concepts. A history talk will be followed by a hands-on bridge building activity and a scavenger hunt on the first tower of the bridge.

Mother Nature's Storytime (Formerly Critters, Crafts and Kids) - Greenburgh Nature Center
July 17, 2013 - Scarsdale

Enjoy wonderful summer days at the Center with walks, live animals, stories, and crafts. Dress for outdoor activities. For children ages 2-4 years with a parent/caregiver. (Formerly known as Critters, Crafts and Kids; please note new age group.)

Multi-Ethnic Puppet Show - "Caps for Sale" - Scarsdale Public Library
July 17, 2013 - Scarsdale

An around-the-world presentation (through 7 different cultures) of this famous folk tale with different style puppets (rod, shadow, Muppet, Punch-and-Judy, etc.) to celebrate diversity.

Sunset Wednesday - Wave Hill
July 17, 2013 - Bronx

This summer, transport yourself from the bustle of the city streets to a lush, summer oasis where the breezes blowing off the Hudson pair perfectly with a glass of wine. Make your way to Wave Hill on Wednesday evenings July 10-Aug. 14 for an experience unlike any other. Unwind with an outdoor yoga class, take a guided stroll through the gardens, or simply put your feet up and take in the summer sun setting over the Palisades. Enjoy a relaxing dinner on the Terrace from the newly renovated Cafe, or bring your refreshments to the Great Lawn as local Bronx musicians fill the air with their sweet songs of summer. From smooth Latin grooves and classical guitar, to Garifuna rhythms and Caribbean jazz, by the end of the night these performers will have you tapping your feet and humming along. Bring your own chair, but please leave blankets at home. The grounds will remain open until 8:30pm. Free shuttle service to and from Metro-North and the #1 subway. Registration opens day-of at 9:30AM at the Perkins Visitor Center. Schedule: 6pm Sunset Yoga (Sunset Yoga, $23/person including admission to the grounds) Registration opens day-of at 9:30AM at the Perkins Visitor Center All other programs free with admission to the grounds. 6:30pm Guided Garden Walk 7pm Live Music Check wavehill.org/visit for complete listings of music each Sunset Wednesday.

Caribbean Eagles Steel Drum Band - Highland Park
July 17, 2013 - Cypress Hill

Let the steel drums serenade you.

Story and Music Jamboree - Brooklyn Public Library, Macon branch
July 17, 2013 - Bedford-Stuyvesant

Get in the reading groove at this high-energy story/music hour that combines new and favorite tales with songs, rhymes, dance, movement, and instrument play.

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

Stories, socializing, and rhymes for babies.

Joel Harrison Big Band - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center
Through July 17, 2013 - New York

Joel Harrison, guitar/ composer; Ole Mathisen, Rob Scheps, Ned Rothenberg, Tom Christiansen, Andy Laster, Michel Gentile, woodwinds; Jacob Garchik, Matt McDonald, Curtis Fowlkes; trombones; Ben Staap, tuba; Seneca Black, Taylor Haskins, Jeff Hermanson, trumpets; Justin Mullens, French horn; James Shipp, vibraphone and percussion; Daniel Kelly, piano; Kermit Driscoll, bass; Rob Garcia, drums; voice TBA; J.C. Sanford, conductor.

Storytime: The Museum by Susan Verde - Barnes & Noble -- The Palisades Center
July 17, 2013 - West Nyack

As a little girl tours and twirls through the halls of an art museum, she finds herself on an exciting adventure. Each piece of art evokes something new inside of her: silliness, curiosity, joy, and ultimately inspiration. Following the story, kids can create their own masterpiece.

Storytime: The Museum by Susan Verde - Barnes & Noble -- The Palisades Center
July 17, 2013 - West Nyack

As a little girl tours and twirls through the halls of an art museum, she finds herself on an exciting adventure. Each piece of art evokes something new inside of her: silliness, curiosity, joy, and ultimately inspiration. Following the story, kids can create their own masterpiece.

Storytime: The Museum by Susan Verde - Barnes & Noble -- The Palisades Center
July 17, 2013 - West Nyack

As a little girl tours and twirls through the halls of an art museum, she finds herself on an exciting adventure. Each piece of art evokes something new inside of her: silliness, curiosity, joy, and ultimately inspiration. Following the story, kids can create their own masterpiece.

Infant Care - Nyack Hospital
July 17, 2013 - Nyack

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

Passport to Imagination: Egypt - Michael's
July 17, 2013 - Spring Valley

Passport to Imagination takes kids on an imaginary and educational trip around the world. This week, young artists can travel to Africa for various crafts from that part of the world. Today's stop is Egypt for a pyramid craft with a mummy.

SummerScreen Movie Night presents Pee Wee's Big Adventure - McCarren Park
July 17, 2013 - Williamsburg

One of the greatest movies of the '80s and all time, and the vehicle that introduced Tim Burton to the world.

Word for Word with Dwight Gooden and Ellis Henican - The Bryant Park Reading Room
July 17, 2013 - New York

Former pitcher for the Mets and the Yankees greets fans of all ages and talks with Ellis Henican (Newsday) about his bruisingly honest memoir of addiction, recovery and baseball. "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.

Caramoor @ KMA - Gregg August Trio - Katonah Museum of Art
July 17, 2013 - Katonah

Experience a collage of music in the KMA sculpture garden. Co-produced by the Katonah Museum of Art and the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, this lively trilogy of concerts brings together three musical genres: roots, jazz, and classical. Advance reservations highly recommended. Jazz bassist, and composer, Gregg August's sensational rhythms span jazz, Latin, classical and avant-garde music scenes. He is joined by soprano saxophonist, Sam Newsome, and drummer, EJ Strickland. In the event of rain, performance will take place off-site. Check KMA website for details.

Summer Concert Series--The Royal Kings - Calf Pasture Beach
July 17, 2013 - Norwalk

The evening starts out with a classic car show. At 7pm, The Royal Kings perform. These performers have opened for headlining acts from the 50s, 60s and 70s that include Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, Little Anthony, AWB and the Flamingos. They continue to perform on the oldies rock and roll circuit

Plaza Swing Series: Paulo Stagnaro Quartet - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
July 17, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Rising percussionist and composer Paulo Stagnaro has shared the stage with with Marcus Miller, Danilo Perez, Paquito D'Rivera, and Gloria Estefan, to name a few. He�ll lead his band through the Salsa, Timba, Bolero, and Cha Cha Cha.

Caribbean Eagles Steel Drum Band - Highland Park
July 17, 2013 - Cypress Hills

Don't worry, be happy. Feel the spirit of the islands without leaving Queens, and enjoy an evening of fun and music.

Highland Park Soccer Clinic - Highland Park
July 17, 2013 - Cypress Hills

Kids ages 7-14 can bend it like Beckham in this instructional soccer clinic. Registration is required, space is limited.

Music in the Grove: Suzi Shelton - Fort Greene Park
July 17, 2013 - Fort Greene

Whether with a full band or performing solo with her guitar, Suzi Shelton always creates a joyful, happy vibe with her wonderful music.

Sky Light: Dr. E.C. Krupp - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
July 17, 2013 - New York

Although the sky is half of the environment and light is what activates sight, both are taken for granted today. However, from prehistoric Ireland's Newgrange to Egypt's Abu Simbel to Mexico's Chichen Itza, ancient civilizations have engaged the sky and manipulated its light. The monumental and theatrical works of James Turrell also anchor audiences with celestial light, but with different motivation. Astronomer E. C. Krupp, Director, Griffith Observatory, explores parallels with antiquity and engagements with perception in Turrell's installations, particularly Roden Crater and Agua de Luz (2012) at Cenote Santa Maria in Merida, Mexico. An exhibition viewing of James Turrell follows the lecture. $12, $8 members, free for students and interns with RSVP. For tickets and more information, visit guggenheim.org/calendar.

Wonderful Wednesdays – Space Exploration - Wilton Library
July 17, 2013 - Wilton

Space Exploration simulation with Connecticut's Discovery Museum. The 1960s were a time of change and discovery. The movement to explore outer space was a giant leap forward for the world of science. In this program, the Discovery Museum will show how astronauts work and live in the extreme environment of outer space. Demonstrating life in space on rockets, travel and the moon, children will be astounded by this program. Grades K-8, registration required. For children under 8, caretakers should remain in the program; over 8, caretakers should stay in the building.

Teen Movie Double Feature - Wilton Library
July 17, 2013 - Wilton

Have you ever seen a Mel Brooks film? He's the king of comic parodies. Watch two of his classics "Men in Tights" and "Young Frankenstein." Pizza served. For teens entering grades 6-12. Registration suggested.

The Golden Dragon Acrobats - Queens Theatre
July 17, 2013 - Flushing

Performers combine award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, ancient and contemporary music and theatrical techniques to present a show of skill and beauty.

Teen Service Wednesdays - Fairfield Public Library
July 17, 2013 - Fairfield

Need community service hours for school, church or toward the Library's Teen Summer Challenge? Drop in to the Teen Room on Wednesdays to help out in the Library.

Outdoor Cinema 2013 - Socrates Sculpture Park
July 17, 2013 - Long Island City

Relax, enjoy a movie, and celebrate the cultural diversity of our borough. This international film festival focuses on a different country or culture each week. Families can picnic on the grass and watch international films on an outdoor screen. Pre-screening performances begin at 7pm (weather permitting) Films begin at sunset. See website for film titles and descriptions.

Run, Jump and Dive into Stories: Create Stories with Movement and Imagination Workshop - Long Island Children's Museum
July 17, 2013 - Garden City

Join Mister G, aka Ben Gundersheimer, in the LICM Theater for this fun, family concert. This performance will feature songs from his award-winning 2012 album, "Chocolalala," plus many more. Inspired by his concert tours throughout Latin America, the album features original, bilingual songs spanning a range of musical styles from bossa nova to ska, funk to folk.

Bonnie Duncan presents 'The Squirrel Stole My Underpants' - Long Island Children's Museum
July 17, 2013 - Garden City

Sylvie is sent to the backyard to hang up the laundry. The moment her back is turned, a mischievous squirrel steals her favorite piece of clothing and runs off. Join us on this adventure and see an entire world emerge from her laundry basket as curious characters show her the way through mysterious lands to find her underpants. Will our lonely heroine rescue her underpants and discover the magic within her?

The Hot Sardines -Picnic Pops Concert - Old Westbury Gardens
July 17, 2013 - Old Westbury

Get ready for Hot Jazz, Dixieland, French Chanson & Gutbucket Blues. The Hot Sardines sound � wartime Paris via New Orleans, or the other way around � is steeped in hot jazz, salty stride piano, and the kind of music Louis Armstrong, Django Reinhardt and Fats Waller used to make: Straight-up, foot-stomping jazz. (Literally � the band includes a tap dancer whose feet count as two members of the rhythm section). They manage to invoke the sounds of a near-century ago and stay resolutely in step with the current age. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.

Story Time & Mommy Time - Parents R Talking
July 17, 2013 - Mineola

This interactive program encourages responsible and interactive listening and thinking skills. It is also a time for adults to socialize. In the span of 45 mins, up to 2 stories will be (actively) read with props, to encourage appropriate interaction by the children. After the stories adult and child will have a chance to play and interact. Moms are encouraged to bring along snacks for their children and themselves. Registration required.

Fashion and Fabric Design - Museum of the City of New York
July 17, 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. You will think about the creative process of Stephen Burrows by learning about the methods, style, and techniques of his work. Using inspiration from the exhibition, each child will create a line sheet, a page that highlights many different ideas and styles within one theme. Then each child will choose one design and make an original creation on fabric to take home. Drop by anytime between 11am-3pm to participate. No reservations are required.

Bookworm Wednesday/Ice Age-Continental Drift - Farmingdale Multiplex Cinemas
July 17, 2013 - Farmingdale

Kids get free admission to a select children's film when they present a book report at a participating cinema. Accompanying adults and children younger than 6 receive free admission and do not need to submit a book report. Call or visit nationalamusements.com or showcasecinemas.com to download book report form and to confirm theatre and show titles.

Bookworm Wednesday/Free Movies - Broadway Multiplex Cinemas
July 17, 2013 - Hicksville

Kids get free admission to a select children's film when they present a book report at a participating cinema. Accompanying adults and children younger than 6 receive free admission and do not need to submit a book report. Call or visit nationalamusements.com or showcasecinemas.com to download book report form and to confirm theatre and show titles.

Bookworm Wednesday/Free Movies - Sunrise Multiplex Cinemas
July 17, 2013 - Valley Stream

Kids get free admission to a select children's film when they present a book report at a participating cinema. Accompanying adults and children younger than 6 receive free admission and do not need to submit a book report. Call or visit nationalamusements.com or showcasecinemas.com to download book report form and to confirm theatre and show titles.

PITCH-N-PUTT GOLF OUTING - Robert Moses State Park
July 17, 2013 - FIre Island

This golf outing is open to the first 120 registrants. The rain date is Wednesday, July 24, 2013. Prizes and awards given for team low gross, men's and women's individual low score and closet to the pin. (one foursome per registrant.) The fee entitles the participant to one golf shirt, a golf ball, continental breakfast and lunch buffet. Registration for the event begins 9am on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at Robert Moses State Park Office.

Summer Educational Workshops--Fish Print T-Shirt - Vanderbilt Museum
July 17, 2013 - Centerport

This workshop begins with an educator-led tour of the Vanderbilt Museum's marine-life, natural-history and ethnographic-artifact collections and animal habitats, followed by hands-on creative projects.

Yoga & The College Admissions Essay - Kaia Yoga Studio
July 17, 2013 - Westport

Need help starting your college admissions essay? Come join this workshop that combines relaxing yoga and fresh writing ideas. Creativity and clarity are key elements that college admissions people seek. Unearth your creative spirit in this 90-minute workshop featuring yoga, reflection, and writing led by Jeannette Ronson, a Kaia trained yoga instructor and a college creative writing instructor at Southern Connecticut State University. The class will begin with 30 minutes of gentle restorative yoga to clear the mind and relax the body followed by short cycles of writing prompts, meditation, reflection, writing, and sharing. Come to calm your monkey mind and leave with at least your essay’s opening paragraph. No prior yoga experience necessary. Bring your laptops, electronic tablets, or paper notebooks.

FREE OR LOW COST HEALTH INSURANCE - Brentwood Public Library
July 17, 2013 - Brentwood

You and your family members may be eligible for a health insurance program offered through New York State. Facilitated enrollers from the Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council will be at the library to assist you in applying for Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid. Whether you are applying for the first time or need help with your coverage, the enrollers will be available to help you with your application.

KidFEST Hands-On Arts & Crafts Workshops - Guild Hall
July 17, 2013 - East Hampton

Enjoy hands on arts and crafts on Wednesdays.

Kingdom Rocks Vacation Bible School - Assembly of God of Center Moriches
July 17, 2013 - Center Moriches

Children ages 3-10 learn about the attributes of true faith, courage and friendship and explore the lives of others that lived by these codes. Each night is filled with music, fun games, Bible teachings and puppets. Call for more information.

Groundbreaking Crafts - Finkelstein Memorial Library
July 18, 2013 - Spring Valley

The library invites young readers for a weekly craft activity. This week, kids can make a window herb garden to take home.

AXS TV Presents Gotham TV Live, Hosted by Judah Friedlander - Gotham Comedy Club
July 18, 2013 - New York

Don't miss this opportunity to be a part of a Live (and we mean Live!) Comedy TV Shoot that will be airing on AXS TV on Thursday's at 10PM (did we mention it will be Live!). ***THIS IS A LIVE TV SHOOT. YOU MUST ARRIVE NO LATER THAN 9:15PM IN ORDER TO BE SEATED. JUDAH FRIEDLANDER HOSTS with Ruperto Vanderpool, Andy Hendrickson, Jena Friedman & Fahim Anwar

Music in the Garden Summer Jazz Concert Series - Hopper House Art Center
July 18, 2013 - Nyack

Hopper House hosts its 33rd season of family-friendly jazz concerts in their back garden. Call or visit online for information about performers. Performances continue for three Thursdays, through August 1.

Autism Speaks to Young Professionals - Highline Ballroom
July 18, 2013 - New York

The mission of our AS2YP event series is to reach a generation that may not be familiar with the statistics and devastating effects of autism. All-in-all, our AS2YP initiative has now raised over $375,000 which has helped fund biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and cure for autism; bringing hope to all who deal with the hardships of this disorder. This summer we are expecting over 600 of New York's finest young professionals to join us for cocktails, entertainment and passed hors d' oeuvres. This event is one of the best of the summer and is sure to sell-out again this year! - See more at: http://highlineballroom.com/show/2013/07/27/autism-speaks-to-young-professionals/#sthash.ojkfZo8N.dpuf

Summer Soccer Ball Mastery Sessions - Pier 40, Courtyard East Field
July 18, 2013 - New York Harbor

Gotham Girls FC offers Summer Soccer Ball Mastery Sessions with professional coach and freestyle-soccer teacher Vincent Grady. Sessions will run Tuesdays and Thursdays from July 2 through August 22, 2013 (no session July 4) from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Pier 40. Cost is $20 per session, on a pay-as-you-go, drop-in basis. Come for one session, or come for many. All girls and boys ages 6-18 welcome. Kids will be broken into age-appropriate groups to work on juggling, 1v1 moves, and ball mastery in a fun, supportive and positive environment. No prior registration required. Bring water, a soccer ball, and a willingness to have fun. Tuesdays 5:30-7pm on Rooftop Field; Thursdays 5:30pm-7pm on Courtyard East field.

Restaurant Days - Rockefeller Center Plaza
Through July 18, 2013 - New York

Restaurant Days at Rockefeller Center returns to offer guests al fresco dining and seasonal cuisine from a variety of Rockefeller Center’s acclaimed restaurants from Tuesday, July 16th through Thursday, July 18th, 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. daily, at Rockefeller Plaza (located between 49th and 50th Streets and 5th and 6th Avenues) in Manhattan. Participating restaurants will present a variety of dining options that range from seasonal sandwiches and snacks to specialty desserts. Picnic tables and benches will be installed throughout the Plaza to give guests the opportunity to enjoy meals from some of their favorite restaurants outdoors. Among this year’s participating restaurants are Bouchon Bakery, offering mini pulled pork sandwiches with chips and a variety of refreshing summer drinks including iced tea, lemonade, strawberry lemonade and Arnold Palmers; ‘wichcraft, presenting slow roasted pork and coleslaw on a toasted roll; Brasserie Ruhlmann, offering their famous black angus burger with Danish blue cheese and sautéed mushrooms with dirty potato chips and ginger lemongrass lemonade; Jacques Torres Chocolate, serving an assortment of summer desserts including several flavors of ice cream sandwiches, chocolate bars and chocolate chip, mudslide and peanut butter chocolate chip cookies; Rock Center Café presenting split roasted suckling pig sandwiches with vinegar slaw and lemon pepper aioli; and The Sea Grill, serving their Maine lobster roll on toasted brioche with homemade Yukon gold potato chips. Additional participants include Del Frisco’s Grille, Bill’s Bar and Burger, Harry’s Italian Pizza Parlor, Magnolia Bakery, Auntie Anne’s, Ben & Jerry’s, Blue Bottle Coffee, Manchu Wok, Tri Tip Grill, Morrell Wine Bar & Café, Potbelly Sandwich Shop, Mrs. Fields, Pulse Restaurant and Starbucks Coffee. For more information, visit www.rockefellercenter.com.

Alice Cooper - Beacon Theatre
July 18, 2013 - New York

In concert. Presale tickets are available from Wednesday, February 27 at 10AM to Thursday, February 28 at 10PM, before they go on sale to the general public Friday, March 1 at 10AM.

Mad Sq. Kids: Robbi K & Friends - Madison Square Park
July 18, 2013 - Gramercy

Madison Square Park Conservancy presents its 11th season of Mad. Sq. Kids, a series of free outdoor performances for children and their families that takes place rain or shine in the park on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 10:30am, June 11 to Aug. 8. Robbi K & Friends sing in many languages and presents interactive, danceable jazzy concerts suited for people of all ages and stages. Multiple Parents' Choice Award winner, Robbi K's beautiful voice has graced TV, radio, and live venues.

ZEPHYR Happy Hour Cruise - Circle Line Downtown
July 18, 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)
July 18, 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.

Summer Concert Series - Bowline Point Park
July 18, 2013 - Haverstraw

Haverstraw's summer concert series continues with the music of The Kootz. For information about the band, visit thekootz.com.

Jars of Clay - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
July 18, 2013 - New York

Jars of Clay were the breakout band of the so-called alternative CCM movement of the '90s, scoring an enormous mainstream hit with their debut single, "Flood." The group's lyrics may have been exclusively Christian, but their mostly acoustic music fit perfectly into the folky jangle pop wing of alternative rock radio, at the time a rarity on the contemporary Christian music scene. Not only did their success set the stage for breakthroughs by Christian bands like dc Talk and Sixpence None the Richer, but it's also difficult to imagine the later popularity of heavier, Christian-themed hard rockers like Creed and P.O.D. without Jars of Clay having established the viability of fusing spiritual themes with mainstream alternative rock sounds. As popular tastes shifted, Jars of Clay found it increasingly difficult to maintain their secular audience, but still commanded a sizable following among Christian youth and remained one of the highest-profile groups in any gospel-music subgenre.

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Music Hall of Williamsburg
July 18, 2013 - Brooklyn

Tickets go on sale 4/25 at noon.

West Coast Jazz - 92nd Street Y
July 18, 2013 - New York

California of the 50's and 60's was home to jazz artists with a new cool sound. At the Lighthouse and the Haig, musicians like Gerry Mulligan, Chet Baker and Hampton Hawes turned up the heat. Featuring: Bill Charlap, piano; Michael Mossman, trumpet; Jimmy Greene, tenor sax; Jon Gordon, alto sax; Michael Dease, trombone; Gary Smulyan, baritone sax; Ted Rosenthal, piano; Sean Smith, bass; Rodney Green, drums.

The Set List w/ Bonnie McFarlane, Dan St. Germain, Jermaine Fowler & more! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
July 18, 2013 - New York

2013 Ridge Hill Summer Concert Series - Abraxas - The Santana Experience - Westchester's Ridge Hill - Yonkers
July 18, 2013 - Yonkers

Enjoy shopping, eating, and listening to great music al fresco on Thursday evenings throughout the summer. Hosted by WFAS-FM, the show starts at 6pm, with an opening act featuring local talent from WFAS's popular Music Lounge. Formed in March of 2006, with one goal, to be the best, the members of Abraxas have honed their show to be not just a musical tribute to the legendary Carlos Santana, but an experience that you'll remember for a long time to come. "Abraxas: The Santana Experience" has played around the world with musicians from acts like Toto, Blue Oyster Cult, and Santana's own band. This seven-member act is fronted by Alex Ligertwood, who performed with Santana for over 16 years and sang, wrote, and/or co-wrote hits such as "Open Invitation," "She's Not There," "Hold On," "The Sensitive Kind," "All I Ever Wanted," and many others. Abraxas brings virtuosity and passion to everything folks love about the Latin legend - propulsive Latin percussion, fiery lead guitar work, keyboard wizardry, lush vocals, and, of course, the groove. Rain date: July 22. 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.

Thursday Morning Storytime: The Toe Show - Barnes & Noble City Center
July 18, 2013 - White Plains

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

The Set List w/ Wyatt Cenac, Kurt Metzger, Sherrod Small & more! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
July 18, 2013 - New York

Rockland Boulders vs Winnipeg Goldeyes - Boulder Stadium - Provident Bank Park
July 18, 2013 - Pomona

Stay after the game for a Fireworks Extravaganza.

Art + Games - Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
July 18, 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.

Stories in Spanish & English - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
July 18, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 2-7 are welcome with their caregivers to hear stories, songs, and more in both English and Spanish. Registration is Required.

Yoga in the Gardens - Old Westbury Gardens
July 18, 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.

Author Event: What We Found in the Sofa and How it Saved the World - Barnes and Noble -Carle Place
July 18, 2013 - Carle Place

Come out for this book event when author Henry Clarke shares excerpts from his hilarious book and signs copies.

Stories & Craft - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
July 18, 2013 - Garnerville

Young readers, ages 3-6, are invited for stories and a seasonal craft. Registration is required.

Stories, Songs, and Crafts - Rose Memorial Library
July 18, 2013 - Stony Point

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

The Bossy Frog Band - Nyack Farmer's Market
July 18, 2013 - Nyack

The Bossy Frog Band performs for children at the Nyack Farmer's Market. Arrive early to park your stroller as these seasonal shows attract a big crowd. Also bring your hat and sunscreen. One recent show featured no shade.

SyFy Movies with a View - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
July 18, 2013 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

Learn some martial arts moves from the Bruce Lee classic Enter the Dragon.

Lennon Live - Forest Park Bandshell
July 18, 2013 - Woodhaven

A bit of Beatlemania comes to Queens. Enjoy an evening of music in this tribute to the Beatles and John Lennon's career.

Journey to the Stars - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
July 18, 2013 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

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

Sail the Hudson on the A.J. Meerwald - Alpine Boat Basin
July 18, 2013 - Alpine

The A.J. Meerwald, New Jersey?s official Tall Ship, is a magnificently restored, two-masted, 115-foot oyster schooner, built in 1928, and driven by over 3,500 square feet of sail. The Meerwald visits Alpine just once a year for a series of themed sailings focusing on New Jersey's history, art, music, and of course, nature. Today's trip sails between the Alpine Boat Basin and Liberty State Park. Featured speakers will include Dr. Angela Cristini, PhD, Ramapo College & Director of Environmental Education NJ Meadowlands and Kevin Tremble, President of Crossroads of American Revolution Association. Reservations are required. Presented by the Tenafly Nature Center.

From a Child's Perspective - Washington Irving's Sunnyside
July 18, 2013 - Tarrytown

Parents and children are invited to travel back to the 19th century and explore the home of Washington Irving through a child's eyes. Play games, hear stories, race through a scavenger hunt, and participate in hands-on-activities and crafts. Enjoy a full day in the life of the estate's youngest residents and explore Sunnyside as a family home, specially set with period toys and children's clothing. Eight dates through July and August.

Kids Zumbatomic - The Dance Treatment
July 18, 2013 - Garden City Park

Zumbatomic is a fun dance/fitness program uniquely designed to introduce children to international music and culture and to build a positive self-image through a healthy lifestyle. The class will include demonstrations of several hand-made musical instruments from around the world. Zumbatomic is similar to the adult Zumba program, using Latin and International music and fitness in the choreography. The songs, games and dance steps are age-appropriate for the children and encourage enthusiastic participation. The goal is to assist in the development of team work, respect, confidence and responsibility, while learning coordination, discipline, memory and creativity. Please wear comfortable clothing and flat-soled sneakers that allow movement, (not running shoes) and bring water.

Free Movie on the Lawn - Madison Theatre at Molloy College
July 18, 2013 - Rockville Centre

Free movie on the lawn. Bring chairs and blankets, wine and cheese or whatever you enjoy! Call 516-678-5000 x7715 for more information.

The Hit Men - Featuring the Former Stars of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons - The Town Hall
July 18, 2013 - New York

It's a night of mega hits performed by THE HIT MEN: Amazing performers, superb musicians, superior vocalists, arrangers and composers, whose members were stars of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, Tommy James & the Shondells and other mega-hit acts of the 60s, 70s and 80s.

The Actor's Studio - Brooklyn Public Library, Borough Park branch
July 18, 2013 - Borough Park

Kids interested in acting and theater practice improvising to other participants and stories being read aloud. Great acting exercise!

Tiger Lillies - Prospect Park Bandshell
July 18, 2013 - Brooklyn

The Tiger Lillies, whose wicked cabaret has been likened to "Kurt Weill as scripted by Aleister Crowley" (The Guardian), present a musical conjuring of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Samuel Taylor Coleridge's seminal romantic poem of death and enchantment on the high seas, complete with a cleverly projected stage set. The maverick theater artist and musician Cynthia Hopkins will set the mood of briny macabre with an opening set of sea-faring songs and ghost stories.

Cross Stitch Circle - New-York Historical Society
July 18, 2013 - New York

Ages 6 and up. Every Thursday. 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!

Zumba Thursdays - Forest Park Bandshell
July 18, 2013 - Woodhaven

Get fit while working out to music. Zumba involves dance and aerobic elements. Zumba's choreography incorporates hip-hop, soca, samba, salsa, merengue, mambo, martial arts, and some Bollywood and belly dance moves.

Mommy, Music, & Me - Crocheron Park at Buzz O'Rourke Playground
July 18, 2013 - Bayside

Music makers of all ages can join Mommy, Music & Me, Inc., as they celebrate 10 years of bringing Music Together(R) to families throughout Queens. Enjoy a concert, arts, crafts, and the touch and play musical instrument zoo. Bring a blanket, snacks, sunscreen, and something to shake. Don't forget to enter the free raffle for a chance to win some awesome prizes.

Forest Park Karate Clinic - Oak Ridge at Forest Park
July 18, 2013 - Woodhaven

Kids ages 7-14 can learn the discipline of the ancient art of karate in this instructional clinic. Pre-registration is required.

Twilight Tales - Douglaston/Little Neck Library
July 18, 2013 - Douglaston

Snuggle up in the evening with some classic stories and songs for children ages 18 months to 5 years. Kids can feel free to wear their slippers and pajamas as Mrs. Tina shares some old and new favorites. Space is limited. Pre-registration suggested.

Movie Theater Thursdays - Wilton Library
July 18, 2013 - Wilton

Walt Disney's classic One Hundred and One Dalmatians will be shown. Rated PG. Healthy snacks will be served. Children under 8 must be accompanied by a caregiver; children between 8 and 12 must have a caregiver in the building. No charge and no registration needed.

Movie Theater Thursdays - Wilton Library
July 18, 2013 - Wilton

Escape from Planet Earth will be shown. Rated PG. Healthy snacks will be served. Children under 8 must be accompanied by a caregiver; children between 8 and 12 must have a caregiver in the building. No charge and no registration needed.

The Golden Dragon Acrobats - Queens Theatre
July 18, 2013 - Flushing

Performers combine award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, ancient and contemporary music and theatrical techniques to present a show of skill and beauty.

Valley Stream Community Orchestra Concert - John M. Smith Band Shell, Village Green
July 18, 2013 - Valley Stream

Bring a chair at this event. Look for the SALI banner. Social gathering afterwards at a diner. In the event of rain, the concert will be cancelled. RSVP by 7/16.

How to Be Sneaky - Fairfield Woods Branch Library
July 18, 2013 - Fairfield

Turn ordinary household items into something weird, wonderful or useful. Teens grades 6 and up.

Amazing Amate - Long Island Children's Museum
July 18, 2013 - Garden City

Explore the beauty and techniques of Amate Bark painting, one of the many folk arts of the Latin American culture. Learn the history, purpose and process of these skillfully crafted paintings. Create your very own twisting and curving nature painting using bark paper and colorful paints.

National Circus Project ? Solo Circus - Long Island Children's Museum
July 18, 2013 - Garden City

National Circus Project, Long Island?s own center for professional circus performers is back again this summer to share the fun and artistry of the circus with LICM Theater audiences. Enjoy new circus antics every week this summer.

Cross-Stitch Circle - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
July 18, 2013 - Upper West Side

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

Free Movie on the Lawn: The Sting - Madison Theatre at Molloy College
July 18, 2013 - Rockville Centre

Bring your blankets and chairs or even some wine and cheese! You are bound to have a blast - Rain or Shine. Movistarts at dusk.

Sunset Concert Series - Nautical Mile Esplanade
July 18, 2013 - Freeport

The Freeport Community Band will open the 2013 Sunset Concert Series produced by the Long Island Arts Council at Freeport and hosted by the Village of Freeport. Additional concerts to be held Thursday evenings throughout July and August. Concerts are free! Guests are asked to please bring chairs as available seating is limited.

2013 Sandcastle Contest - Hither Hills State park
July 18, 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.

Breakfast with the Princess - The Castle at Westhampton
July 18, 2013 - Westhampton

Enjoy breakfast with the Princess at The Castle. Fresh baked bagels, fresh fruit as well as organic coffee, tea or orange juice all followed by a round of games with the Princess. Tickets must be purchased in advance for children as well as adults. Gratuity not included. Maximum limit of 6 tickets per group. No refunds.

Horse Drawn Carriage Rides - Ward Melville Heritage Organization
July 18, 2013 - Stony Brook

Pick up at Inner Court adjacent to Robinsons Tea Roomp. Excessive heats cancels activity.

CMA Pier Pop Up @ Hudson River Park - Hudson River Park, Pier 25
July 18, 2013 - Tribeca

Children's Museum of the Arts partners with the Hudson River Park Trust to provide free hands-on arts programming throughout the summer. CMA will bring a wide variety of art-making and art-appreciation activities to various piers, providing a range of programming options for ages 1-12. Each week CMA's activities will include one individual mixed media project and one larger-scale collaborative project, inspired by the unique waterfront environment.

Rolie Polie Guacamole in Concert - Union Square
July 18, 2013 - Manhattan

Kids' band Rolie Polie Guacamole performs as part of the Union Square Partnership's Summer in the Square series. Rolie Polie Guacamole is a rocking "kindie" band from Brooklyn that performs high-energy, interactive shows that mix funk, rock, and folk music into original tunes about natural living, eating healthy and staying active.

Ari Shaffir, Dan St. Germain, Sean Donnelly & more! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
July 19, 2013 - New York

Fat Baby Fridays with Giulio Gallorati - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
July 19, 2013 - New York

'Mother, Wife and The Complicated Life' - The Studio Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center
July 19, 2013 - Times Square

A hilarious and heartwarming look at the juggle of doing it all. Join four best friends as they discover marriage is nothing like the movies, motherhood can push you to your limits and no one makes you laugh like your girlfriends do. Set to a rousing pop score, this is the musical comedy that tells the truth about marriage and motherhood. More from the press release: The New York Musical Theatre Festival and Popjam Productions present the North American premiere of MOTHER, WIFE AND THE COMPLICATED LIFE - a musical comedy that tells the truth about marriage and motherhood - with book and lyrics by Australian singer, songwriter and reality TV star Amity Dry, music by Amity Dry and Mark Simeon Ferguson and directed by Hilary Adams. MOTHER, WIFE AND THE COMPLICATED LIFE is an official selection of the 2013 New York Musical Theatre Festival and will play The Studio Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street) in Manhattan beginning July 19th, 2013 for 6 performances only! Like a musical "Sex and the City" meets "Desperate Housewives," MOTHER, WIFE AND THE COMPLICATED LIFE follows four best girlfriends as they navigate life's trials and tribulations and discover marriage is nothing like the movies, motherhood can push your limits and no one makes you laugh like your friends do. Both a rioterous comedy and insightful drama, this refreshing new musical offers a raw and honest reflection on the challenges modern day women face trying to 'do it all.' The creative and design team behind MOTHER, WIFE AND THE COMPLICATED LIFE is: Amity Dry (Book, Music & Lyrics), Mark Simeon Ferguson (Music, Assistant Music Director, Pianist), Hilary Adams (Director), Stephen Purdy (Music Director), Janell Berte (Costume Designer), Kathleen McDonough and Kevin Lee Allen (Scenic Designers). The cast of MOTHER, WIFE AND THE COMPLICATED LIFE will feature Happy McPartlin (who recently made her Broadway debute in "Hands on a Hardbody"), Cicily Daniels (Broadway credits include: "The Little Mermaid," "Rent"), Mollie Vogt-Welch (last seen on Broadway in "A Tale of Two Cities") and Vanessa Lemonides ("Jewtopia," "Garbo and Me"). Amity Dry is an Australian singer/songwriter with two successful albums to her credit ("The Lighthouse," an Australian top 10 album and "True to Me"). In 2003, she along with her husband - Phil Rankine – were selected to appear on Australia's biggest reality TV show "The Block," rocketing them to instant national fame. This year they competed on The Block All Stars series, winning the competition and gaining a whole new generation of fans. Following the birth of her first child, Amity began work on MOTHER, WIFE AND THE COMPLICATED LIFE – at that point a solo show. After a successful production of MOTHER…LIFE in the Adelaide Fringe Festival Amity expanded it into a full scale musical. The musical version has been incredibly popular thoughout Australia, earning rave reviews, award nominations and a loyal audience following. It recently performed a successful 30 show Australian tour, featuring Amity in the lead role.

Storytime: The Museum - Barnes & Noble Palisades
July 19, 2013 - West Nyack

As a little girl tours and twirls through the halls of an art museum. she finds herself on an exciting adventure. Each piece of art evokes a special feeling inside of her: silliness, curiosity, joy, and inspiration. Following the story, children can create their own artistic masterpiece to take home.

Bim Bam Shabbat with PJ Library and Camp Ramah - Ramah Day Camp
July 19, 2013 - Valley Cottage

Toddlers and pre-schoolers too young for summer camp can still enjoy a camp experience this summer. PJ Library, which sends Jewish-themed bedtime stories to children each month, hosts a weekly camp program with Shabbat-related songs, stories, and Jewish activities. Each session ends with Shabbat candles, grape juice, and challah. Fridays through August 9.

Karaoke Dinner Cruises - Spirit Cruises
July 19, 2013 - New York

Come aboard Spirit's Karaoke Night if you like to sing or have a friend or loved one that loves belting it out. The DJ for the Friday Karaoke Night Cruise will cue the music, just add your name to the list to sing your favorite selection. With high-end Skyline buffet on board.

Good Morning America Summer Concert Series: Jennifer Lopez - Rumsey Playfield
July 19, 2013 - Central Park, NY

Tickets in advance required. Visit ABC for more information.

Folding in Geometry - National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath)
July 19, 2013 - New York

Join the Museum of Mathematics as it presents a very hands-on Family Friday event. Wendy Zeichner and Aldo Putigano of OrigamiUSA, the largest origami organization in the country, will take visitors on a tour of the mountains and valleys of paper folding. Make a piece of paper pop up into a frog; interconnect some paper squares and make a magic star; experiment with shape and color and make something beautiful to take home. Through origami, parents and children alike will explore the geometric properties of objects and how a line here and a line there can result in?a lion here and a lion there.

Musical Shabbat - Bay Ridge Jewish Center
July 19, 2013 - Bay Ridge

Join the energetic Bay Ridge Jewish Center. We will bring in Shabbat with upbeat songs, sing-a-longs, and dancing. Refreshments will be served. Call 718-836-3103 or write to [email protected]

Family Friday Pizza & Movie Night: Matilda - Charlotte's Place
July 19, 2013 - New York

It’s Friday night: you made it through the week, the kids are hungry, and you’re too tired to cook. Bring the whole family to Charlotte’s Place (107 Greenwich Street in Lower Manhattan) at 6 PM on the third Friday of the month for free Family Friday Pizza & Movie Night. July’s movie is "Matilda," the darkly comical tale of a very gifted little girl whose genius and telekinetic abilities enable her to triumph over her terrible parents and school principal, based on the book by the inimitable Roald Dahl. Charlotte’s Place is a free community space in Lower Manhattan. Open to everyone, it is supported and operated by Trinity Wall Street, an Episcopal parish in the city of New York. For upcoming events, visit http://www.trinitywallstreet.org/calendar.

'The Adventures of Superbunny' - The Main Stage Theater
July 19, 2013 - Midtown West

The Adventures of Superbunny, by Michael Mackenzie Wills, presented by Rabbit Hole Theatriks, Inc. A new children's musical, based on the best-selling book for young readers "Thumperino: Diary of a Superbunny," which deals with such issues as healthy eating, environmental awareness, consequences for one’s actions, self-motivation, courage, and confidence. Running time 60 minutes.

Big Band Music on the Boardwalk - Rye Playland Park
July 19, 2013 - Rye

Swing and sway to the romantic music of the Big Band era played against the backdrop of moonlight streaming across Long Island Sound when the Milt Gerver Orchestra performs on the boardwalk at Playland Park in Rye. From 7:30-10:30pm, Milt and his orchestra will evoke the nostalgic music of the immortal bandleaders of the 1930s and '40s like Glen Miller and Tommy Dorsey, accompanied by his professional vocalists. Jive to the lively "In the Mood," waltz to the beautiful strains of "Moonlight Serenade," or just sit back and enjoy the music and moonlight. As an added bonus, you can watch the weekly fireworks display at 9:15pm. Admission to the Big Band performances on the boardwalk is free. Seating is limited; visitors can bring folding chairs. Parking is $5 on Friday evening. Rain date is Aug. 9.

The Goodnight Darlings - Don Pedro Bar
July 19, 2013 - Brooklyn

The Goodnight Darlings are Kat Auster (vocals) and Wilson. Jaramillo (guitar, beats/synth). The two growing up in Miami, FL and Weehawken, NJ respectively have fused together years of artistic influences and musical experiences to create a project that can be described as Karen O and Robert Smith falling in love to a Timbaland beat. Kat brings the pop/dance flavor from her years as a singer/songwriter for Sony/EMI in the band Majorette which complement Wilson's political/post-punk energy from his years of performing with his band, Bonbomb and touring internationally with The Fugees. The striking duo pack a big punch blending strong stage presence with spiritual intimacy and pulsating beats to create a sound like no other.

Movies for Kids - Brooklyn Public Library, Borough Park branch
July 19, 2013 - Borough Park

Kids enjoy an age-appropriate movie.

ZEPHYR Happy Hour Cruise - Circle Line Downtown
July 19, 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.

Fireworks! - Playland Park
July 19, 2013 - Rye

Fireworks every Wednesday and Friday at 9:15pm through August 30.

Farmer's Market Fridays at QBG - Queens Botanical Garden
July 19, 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.

RiverFlicks for Kids: 'ParaNorman' - Hudson River Park's Pier 46
July 19, 2013 - Manhattan

This outdoor series features family-oriented movies. Films are rated PG. Movies begin at dusk (generally around 8:30pm). In "ParaNorman," Norman, a boy with the ability to speak with the dead, must take on zombies and ghosts to protect his town form an ancient curse.

Babies & Bagels - Classic Kids,
July 19, 2013 - Greenwich

Meet moms with babies up to nine months old for a nosh with experts in pediatric medicine, dentistry, yoga, music and nutrition. Register at jccgreenwich.org or (203) 552-1818.

Dennis DeYoung: The Music of Styx - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
July 19, 2013 - New York

Dennis DeYoung is a founding member of the rock group Styx. The Chicago-based band originated in 1962 when 14 year old DeYoung and brothers John and Chuck Panozzo joined Dennis in the basement of his childhood home to form one of America's most successful and enduring bands. Styx has sold over 35 million albums worldwide and DeYoung has written eight of their nine top ten singles. Styx was the only band to ever record four consecutive triple platinum albums. For over four decades, DeYoung has been a singer, songwriter, keyboardist and record producer. He wrote and sang several classics including: Lady, Come Sail Away, Best of Times, Mr. Roboto, Show Me the Way, Desert Moon, Don't Let It End, and the 1979 Peoples Choice Award winner, Babe. His singing talents have made his voice one of the most recognizable in the world. DeYoung has recorded 7 solo albums including Desert Moon, whose title track achieved Top Ten status. DeYoung continues to tour with his rock band around the world.

The NYC Crime Report with Pat Dixon & more - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
July 19, 2013 - New York

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.

Baby Signs with Miss Fran - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
July 19, 2013 - Garnerville

Parents or caregivers and their favorite baby/toddler learn signs so that they can communicate before they can talk. This interactive and fun class features music with guitar, songs, puppets, instruments, movement, and sign language. Registration is required.

Summertime Arts and Crafts - McGoldrick Library
July 19, 2013 - Flushing

Children ages 6-11, can show their creativity and have fun making summer crafts.

Summer Reading Buddies - McGoldrick Library
July 19, 2013 - Flushing

Children read books with a teen buddy to improve their reading skills.

Tales for Tots - The Field Library
July 19, 2013 - Peekskill

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

Metropolitan Opera: Summer Recital Series - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
July 19, 2013 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

Bring the family to an enchanting evening of favorite opera arias and duets featuring rising Metropolitan Opera stars.

Greenburgh Nature Center Visits Whole Foods Market White Plains - White Plains Whole Foods Market
July 19, 2013 - White Plains

See the GNC at the Whole Foods Market White Plains Store for the Water Program. All the water that supports our local marine and freshwater aquatic life flows through watersheds. Since the water that sustains all living things - humans, plants and animals - travels through watersheds, it is important to understand what a watershed is, why it's important, and what each of us can do to help protect the quality of the water flowing through our watersheds. This interactive program is fun and educational.

Goosebumps - Rose Memorial Library
July 19, 2013 - Stony Point

Kids can stop by the library for a movie, game, and craft. Registrations is required.

Sail the Hudson on the A.J. Meerwald - Alpine Boat Basin
July 19, 2013 - Alpine

The A.J. Meerwald, New Jersey's official Tall Ship, is a magnificently restored, two-masted, 115-foot oyster schooner, built in 1928, and driven by over 3,500 square feet of sail. The Meerwald visits Alpine just once a year for a series of themed sailings focusing on New Jersey's history, art, music, and of course, nature. Today's morning and afternoon trips offer kids ages 5-12 and their parents a hands-on learning experience as the director of Tenafly Nature Center will introduce you to Hudson River fish, crabs and other creatures. Today's evening sailing invites guests for a three-hour sail featuring folk music and sea shanties with Thaddeus MacGregor, performer at the Kearney House & Tavern. Reservations are required. Presented by the Tenafly Nature Center.

Trove @ The Movies: 'The Odd Life of Timothy Green' - White Plains Public Library
July 19, 2013 - White Plains

This week, the TROVE Summer Film Festival presents "The Odd Life of Timothy Green," a live action comedy/drama/fantasy. A childless couple bury a box in their backyard, containing all of their wishes for an infant. Soon, a child is born, though Timothy Green is not all that he appears. Rated PG (mild thematic elements and brief language), 105 mins.

Forest Green Duck Head Logo Cap Night - Long Island Ducks
July 19, 2013 - Central Islip

Camden Riversharkstake on The Long Island Ducks. First 1,500 fans receive a Forest Green Duck Head Logo Caps by Westbury Toyota.

Babies & Bagels - Classic Kids,
July 19, 2013 - Greenwich

Meet moms with babies up to nine months old for a nosh with experts in pediatric medicine, dentistry, yoga, music and nutrition. Register at jccgreenwich.org or (203) 552-1818.

NYTB Summer Intensive for Children - New York Theatre Ballet
Through July 19, 2013 - New York

New York Theatre Ballet presents a Summer Intensive for ages 9-12 from July 8-19, 2013 at The New York Theatre Ballet studios 30 East 31st Street, 5th Floor, NYC. Tuition is $1200 and admission is by audition or invitation only. To schedule an audition, email [email protected] The registration deadline is June 28, 2013. Summer Intensive students will study ballet, modern dance, theater dance, choreography, and costume creation, and take field trips to museums, Lincoln Center, and other places of interest. Tuition includes admission fees and camp tee-shirts for trips.

Neighborhood Storytime - Brooklyn Public Library, Macon branch
July 19, 2013 - Bedford-Stuyvesant

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

The Waterboys/Alasdair Roberts - Prospect Park Bandshell
July 19, 2013 - Brooklyn

The enigmatic songwriter Mike Scott, "madman or genius, depending on your point of view" (Record Collector Magazine), has explored many sounds and styles through The Waterboys, his principle vehicle since 1983, but the burning intensity of Celtic folk rock remains at the center. The band will play songs from their latest project, An Appointment with Mr. Yeats, music set to the words of Ireland's greatest lyric poet. Opening the night is fellow Scotsman Alasdair Roberts, a sometime collaborator with Will Oldham, who infuses his songs "with the enduring melodies and lyrical twists of ancient folk music" (The Guardian UK).

Storytime: The Museum by Susan Verde - Barnes & Noble -- The Palisades Center
July 19, 2013 - West Nyack

As a little girl tours and twirls through the halls of an art museum, she finds herself on an exciting adventure. Each piece of art evokes something new inside of her: silliness, curiosity, joy, and ultimately inspiration. Following the story, kids can create their own masterpiece.

Passport to Imagination: Tunisia - Michael's
July 19, 2013 - Spring Valley

Passport to Imagination takes kids on an imaginary and educational trip around the world. This week, young artists can travel to Africa for various crafts from that part of the world. Today's stop is Tunisia for a mosaic craft.

Sound of Music - Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre - Eisenhower Park
July 19, 2013 - East Meadow

�The Hills Are Alive� at Lakeside with the Plaza Theatrical�s production of the classic musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein about the Trapp Family Singers in World War II Austria. Bring a blanket or a folding chair.

JazzReach presents Get Hip - Brower Park
July 19, 2013 - Crown Heights

Kids are introduced to jazz music via an interactive program that illuminates the art form's cultural origins, concepts about improvisation, and creative self-expression.

Highland Park Soccer Clinic - Highland Park
July 19, 2013 - Cypress Hills

Kids ages 7-14 can bend it like Beckham in this instructional soccer clinic. Registration is required, space is limited.

Kayak Skills Session - Jacob Riis Park- Bathhouse Entry Pavilion
July 19, 2013 - Rockaway Park

Children over 11 and adults receive instruction and practice kayak strokes in this program. No reservation required.

Dancing through the Decades: Groovy Dances of the '60s - Wilton Library
July 19, 2013 - Wilton

Come and do the dances of the 1960s. Get your groove on with moves like the Monkey and the Jerk, and the always popular Twist. Professional dancer Debra MacDonald will teach kids and parents in an action filled fun program. Ms. MacDonald joins Wilton Dance Studio with 25 years of ballet and theater experience. See website registration link for more information about Ms. MacDonald. Grades K and up, under 8 caretaker should stay in room, over 8 caretaker must stay in the building. Registration required; no fee.

The Golden Dragon Acrobats - Queens Theatre
July 19, 2013 - Flushing

Performers combine award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, ancient and contemporary music and theatrical techniques to present a show of skill and beauty.

Mets vs. Phillies - Citi Field
July 19, 2013 - Flushing

Cheer on David Wright, Marlon Byrd and the Amazin's when they take on Ryan Howard and their NL East rivals from the City of Brotherly Love. Grammy nominated rapper Nas, returns home to Queens to perform a post-game concert.

Family Movie Night - Moxie Spot
July 19, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

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

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

Drop in, bring a friend, and create with a mega selection of Legos. Grades K-5.

Puppets in Prague present 'Snehurka' (Snow White) - Long Island Children's Museum
July 19, 2013 - Garden City

Join Mister G, aka Ben Gundersheimer, in the LICM Theater for this fun, family concert. This performance will feature songs from his award-winning 2012 album, �Chocolalala,� plus many more. Inspired by his concert tours throughout Latin America, the album features original, bilingual songs spanning a range of musical styles from bossa nova to ska, funk to folk.

Disney's Winnie the Pooh Kids - Gateway Playhouse
July 19, 2013 - Bellport

DISNEY’S WINNIE THE POOH KIDS is a delightful new show based on the beloved characters of A.A. Milne and the 2011 Disney animated feature film welcomes audiences to the Hundred Acre Wood, where Winnie the Pooh is once again in search of honey. Along the way, he meets his pals Tigger, Piglet, Rabbit, and Owl, but soon discovers that Christopher Robin has been captured by the Backson! As they prepare for a rescue operation, the animals learn about teamwork, friendship, and sharing snacks.

Hear It! See It! Draw It! - Nassau County Museum of Art
July 19, 2013 - Roslyn Harbor

A repeat of a very popular program first offered last year. Children aged 3-5 and their caregivers are invited into the galleries to listen to tales, explore works of art and then create drawings based on what they see and hear. No reservations needed.

Teen Volunteer Fair - Mineola Public Library
July 19, 2013 - Mineola

Looking to earn volunteer credit? Drop by this volunteer fair to talk face to face with representatives from volunteer organizations and get information about volunteer opportunities around Long Island. Opportunities may extend into the school year. Recommended for children entering grades 8-12.

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.

Square Dancing - Wildwood State Park
July 19, 2013 - Wading River

Take part in some Friday night square dancing. Fridays July 12-August 9.

Friday KNIGHT PRINCESS Parties - The Castle at Westhampton
July 19, 2013 - Westhampton

Drop the kids off for a fun filled night with the princess including pizza, games, crafts and more. Intended for knights and princesses ages 4-8. Parents can enjoy a night to themselves and know that their children are being treated like royalty. Tickets must be purchased in advance. No refunds. Doors open at 5:50pm.

Family Adventures: P.S.I. Pond Scene Investigation - Connetquot River State Park
July 19, 2013 - Oakdale

Does your family have what it takes to solve a mystery and become pond scene investigators? Come to the preserve to find out. Reservations required by calling 631-581-1072.

FAMILY FRIDAYS at The Common Ground: DARLENE GRAHAM SONG AND DANCE - Rotary Park
July 19, 2013 - Sayville

Darlene gets everyone up and dancing with her lively music and special finale. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the fun with your family. All events at the park are free and handicap accessible.

The Little Mermaid Jr. - CM Performing Arts Center
July 19, 2013 - Oakdale

Ariel, a fun-loving and mischievous mermaid, is off on the adventure of a lifetime with her best friend, the adorable Flounder, and the reggae-singing Caribbean crab Sebastian at her side. But it will take all of her courage and determination to make her dreams come true – to fall in love, become human and save her father's beloved kingdom from the sneaky sea witch Ursula.

Norbert Leo Butz : Memory & Mayhem - 54 Below
July 19, 2013 - New York

Back by popular demand! 54 Below is delighted to re-welcome two-time Tony winner, Norbert Leo Butz. The star of Wicked, The Last 5 Years, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Thou Shalt Not, Catch Me if You Can and the forthcoming Big Fish, Norbert reprises his dazzling cabaret debut (which went on to be the critically-lauded CD), in an evening featuring re-imagined arrangements from many of his Broadway musicals, as well as contemporary songs that were an intimate part of Norbert's life growing up in rural Missouri, ranging from country and blues to rock 'n roll!

Star Safari-Astronomy Adventure - Alley Pond Environmental Center
July 20, 2013 - Douglaston

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

Grucci Fireworks Extravaganza Night - Long Island Ducks
July 20, 2013 - Central Islip

Camden Riversharkstake on The Long Island Ducks. Enjoy a Grucci Fireworks Extravaganza presented by Bethpage Federal Credit Union

2013 Bronx LGBTQ Pride & Health Festival - The Bronx
July 20, 2013 - Bronx

The festival will be co-hosted by Appolonia Cruz and Tyra A. Ross, with DJ Eddie Cruz serving up the tunes. Over 15 organizations will be participating in our pride and health fair. Over 30 LGBTQ entertainers will be there including our headliner Adam Barta billboard top 20 recording artist, Bronx native and resident. Guest speakers will inform, educate, rally, and opine of course. The usual host of supportive politicians will be on hand.

National Zoo Keeper Week - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
Through July 20, 2013 - Bridgeport

Our zoo keepers are both educators and wildlife ambassadors who not only keep our animals healthy and happy but also teach our visitors about conservation. Come to the zoo this week, say hello to our zoo keepers, and enjoy the fun-filled activities they have in store for you - including a super fun kids scavenger hunt!

Ace Cares for Kids! - Ace Hardware
Through July 20, 2013 -

Ace Cares for Kids! Visit your local Ace Hardware location in July to donate to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and support Westchester's local children's hospital, Maria Fareri Children's Hospital. Make a $5 donation July 19-20, and receive an Ace Hardware Miracle Bucket and 20% off everything you can fit in it!

Really Rosie - Simple Gifts Productions
July 20, 2013 - Centerport

Simple Gifts Productions, a professional performing arts company for children and teens, presents their summer production of Maurice Sendak's "Really Rosie." With wonderful songs by Carole King, this 45-minute production(performed by a cast in grades 3 - 8) follows a day in the life of Rosie and her friends. Fun for the whole family. Air conditioned and ample parking. For further information, contact the Artistic Director, Dr. Karen Van Houten by phone or email at [email protected]

Ari Shaffir, Sam Morril, Mike Vecchione & more! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
July 20, 2013 - New York

Ari Shaffir, Paul Virzi, Adrienne Iapalucci & more! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
July 20, 2013 - New York

Ari Shaffir, Jessimae Peluso, Paul Virzi & more! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
July 20, 2013 - New York

Cuban Music Night at Casa Lever Gardens - Casa Lever
July 20, 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.

Storytime: The Museum - Barnes & Noble Palisades
July 20, 2013 - West Nyack

As a little girl tours and twirls through the halls of an art museum. she finds herself on an exciting adventure. Each piece of art evokes a special feeling inside of her: silliness, curiosity, joy, and inspiration. Following the story, children can create their own artistic masterpiece to take home.

Queens World Film Festival - 78th Street Plaza
July 20, 2013 - Jackson Heights

Bring a chair, blanket, a picnic and a beverage or just pull up a piece of curb and enjoy films from around the world and around the corner. Enjoy a series of short films from Italy, Belgium, Iran, Spain as well as Jackson Heights and Astoria.

Hot Jazz / Cool Garden Summer Concert Series - Louis Armstrong House Museum
July 20, 2013 - Corona

The summer heats up at Satchmo's House in this evening of hot jazz featuring Jon-Erik Kellso and The EarRegulars. Advance tickets include complimentary Red Beans n' Rice, Sweet Tea and a Historic House Tour Pass (good for 6 months). Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy a cool night of hot jazz. Since moving to NYC in 1989 to join Vince Giordano�s Nighthawks, trumpeter Jon-Erik Kellso has enjoyed performing concerts and festivals all over the world with many of the jazz greats. At home in New York, Kellso�s been leading The EarRegulars at the Ear Inn on Sunday nights since 2007. He recently played a week at Dizzy�s with Wynton Marsalis� Louis Armstrong Continuum. Jon is on over 100 recordings, including five as a leader, and can be heard on the soundtracks for �Ghost World,� �The Aviator,� �The Good Shepherd� and �Mildred Pierce� with the Nighthawks. Watch and listen for Kellso in �Revolutionary Road� and �Boardwalk Empire,� for which the Nighthawks recently won a Grammy.

NYC Craft Beer Festival - Webster Hall
July 20, 2013 - New York

In the tradition of the Grand Tasting, each attendee will be given a tasting glass and have the opportunity to try unlimited 2 oz tastings of approximately 150 craft beers from all over the country. Food will be available for purchase for all attendees and there will be a selection of retail vendors on-site. VIP and Connoisseur attendees will have the first hour to themselves to sample these great brews and Connoisseurs will have a private lounge with rare selections and passed hors d'oeuvres throughout the session. We will also be offering expert seminars for all attendees (first-come first-served) that highlight key aspects of the craft beer industry including pairings, business, and more! Must be 21+ to attend. Live Jazz music will be provided by Blue Note Jazz Club.

Eco Art Family Day - Solar One / Stuyvesant Cove Park
July 20, 2013 - New York

Make cereal box critters, animal masks, and more fun arts and crafts projects that keep stuff out of the landfill. All ages welcome, but best for kids 3 and up.

'Mother, Wife and The Complicated Life' - The Studio Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center
July 20, 2013 - Times Square

A hilarious and heartwarming look at the juggle of doing it all. Join four best friends as they discover marriage is nothing like the movies, motherhood can push you to your limits and no one makes you laugh like your girlfriends do. Set to a rousing pop score, this is the musical comedy that tells the truth about marriage and motherhood. More from the press release: The New York Musical Theatre Festival and Popjam Productions present the North American premiere of MOTHER, WIFE AND THE COMPLICATED LIFE - a musical comedy that tells the truth about marriage and motherhood - with book and lyrics by Australian singer, songwriter and reality TV star Amity Dry, music by Amity Dry and Mark Simeon Ferguson and directed by Hilary Adams. MOTHER, WIFE AND THE COMPLICATED LIFE is an official selection of the 2013 New York Musical Theatre Festival and will play The Studio Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street) in Manhattan beginning July 19th, 2013 for 6 performances only! Like a musical "Sex and the City" meets "Desperate Housewives," MOTHER, WIFE AND THE COMPLICATED LIFE follows four best girlfriends as they navigate life's trials and tribulations and discover marriage is nothing like the movies, motherhood can push your limits and no one makes you laugh like your friends do. Both a rioterous comedy and insightful drama, this refreshing new musical offers a raw and honest reflection on the challenges modern day women face trying to 'do it all.' The creative and design team behind MOTHER, WIFE AND THE COMPLICATED LIFE is: Amity Dry (Book, Music & Lyrics), Mark Simeon Ferguson (Music, Assistant Music Director, Pianist), Hilary Adams (Director), Stephen Purdy (Music Director), Janell Berte (Costume Designer), Kathleen McDonough and Kevin Lee Allen (Scenic Designers). The cast of MOTHER, WIFE AND THE COMPLICATED LIFE will feature Happy McPartlin (who recently made her Broadway debute in "Hands on a Hardbody"), Cicily Daniels (Broadway credits include: "The Little Mermaid," "Rent"), Mollie Vogt-Welch (last seen on Broadway in "A Tale of Two Cities") and Vanessa Lemonides ("Jewtopia," "Garbo and Me"). Amity Dry is an Australian singer/songwriter with two successful albums to her credit ("The Lighthouse," an Australian top 10 album and "True to Me"). In 2003, she along with her husband - Phil Rankine ? were selected to appear on Australia's biggest reality TV show "The Block," rocketing them to instant national fame. This year they competed on The Block All Stars series, winning the competition and gaining a whole new generation of fans. Following the birth of her first child, Amity began work on MOTHER, WIFE AND THE COMPLICATED LIFE ? at that point a solo show. After a successful production of MOTHER?LIFE in the Adelaide Fringe Festival Amity expanded it into a full scale musical. The musical version has been incredibly popular thoughout Australia, earning rave reviews, award nominations and a loyal audience following. It recently performed a successful 30 show Australian tour, featuring Amity in the lead role.

Lighthouse Tour - Stony Point Lighthouse and Battlefield
July 20, 2013 - Stony Point

Take a guided tour of the historic Stony Point Lighthouse. Children must be age 6 or older. Reservations are required.

Joe DeRosa - Gotham Comedy Club
Through July 20, 2013 - New York

Joe DeRosa has made appearances on "Last Call with Carson Daly," Comedy Central's "Premium Blend," and the "New Faces" showcase at the Montreal Comedy Festival.

Das EFX, Black Sheep, Nice & Smooth, Special Ed & Kurtis Blow - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
July 20, 2013 - New York

-DAS EFX- Member Skoob hails from Brooklyn, New York City while Krazy Drayzy hails from Teaneck, New Jersey but the two met at Virginia State University in 1988 and began performing together. They named themselves "Das" standing for "Drayz and Skoob" and "EFX" meaning "effects". Das EFX caught the attention of EPMD at a local talent show where, despite losing the competition, they did well enough to convince EPMD to sign them to a recording contract. The duo gained critical and commercial fame with the release of their landmark debut album, Dead Serious, which highlighted their unusual rapping style which they nicknamed "sewage". -BLACK SHEEP- Black Sheep is a hip hop duo from Queens, New York, composed of Andres "Dres" Titus and William "Mista Lawnge" McLean. The duo is from New York but met as teenagers in North Carolina, where both of their families relocated. The group was an affiliate of the Native Tongues, which included the Jungle Brothers, A Tribe Called Quest, and De La Soul. After getting together in 1989, Black Sheep debuted in 1991 with the hit song "Flavor of the Month" and later released its first album, A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing, which gained them praise and recognition in the hip-hop community for the album's unique rhythms and intelligent lyrics. After six years together, Black Sheep disbanded in 1995, but decided to reunite five years later. -NICE & SMOOTH- Nice & Smooth was an East Coast hip hop duo from New York that consists of Greg Nice (Greg Mays) and Smooth B (Daryl Barnes) and their DJ Teddy Tedd (Tedd Whiting) The duo released four albums from the late 1980s to the late 1990s. Their first collaborate appearance was on the song, "Pimpin Ain't Easy" by Big Daddy Kane on his album, It's a Big Daddy Thing in 1989. -SPECIAL ED- Special Ed is the performing name of Edward Archer (born May 16, 1972 in Brooklyn, New York), an American hip hop musician of Jamaican descent. Hailing from Brooklyn in New York City, he was raised in Flatbush before moving to Canarsie, and is identified with East Coast hip hop.[1] Ed is best known for the songs "I Got It Made" and "I'm The Magnificent", produced by "Hitman" Howie Tee and released in 1989 on the Youngest in Charge album, recorded when Ed was 16 years old. The album sold more than half a million copies. In 1990, he released his album Legal, the title a reference to his turning eighteen, with the singles "Come On Let's Move It" and "The Mission". -KURTIS BLOW- As the first commercially successful rap artist, Kurtis Blow is a towering figure in hip-hop history. His popularity and charisma helped prove that rap music was something more than a flash-in-the-pan novelty, paving the way for the even greater advances of Grandmaster Flash and Run-D.M.C. Blow was the first rapper to sign with (and release an album for) a major label; the first to have a single certified gold (1980's landmark "The Breaks"); the first to embark on a national (and international) concert tour; and the first to cement rap's mainstream marketability by signing an endorsement deal. For that matter, he was really the first significant solo rapper on record, and as such he was a natural focal point for many aspiring young MCs in the early days of hip-hop. For all his immense importance and influence, many of Blow's records haven't dated all that well; his rapping technique, limber for its time, simply wasn't as evolved as the more advanced MCs who built upon his style and followed him up the charts. But at his very best, Blow epitomizes the virtues of the old school: ingratiating, strutting party music that captures the exuberance of an art form still in its youth. - See more at: http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=2930#sthash.Hnhzmnho.dpuf

CASH MOB at Kirby's Grill & Bar - Kirby's Grill & Bar
July 20, 2013 - Yorktown Heights

Yorktown Smart Growth is hosting a CASH MOB at Kirby's Grill & Bar in Yorktown Heights, NY. A great family-style restaurant with spacious booths and a friendly atmosphere, it's a great place for adults and kids alike. At this event, Kirby's will be having a special tasting of their most popular southern-style dishes. They will offer homemade potato chips, BBQ ribs, BBQ chicken, wings, pulled pork sliders, corn nuggets, a side salad, and MORE! (Separately, the regular menu and kids menu will also be available.) $10 gift certificates will be given to the first 15 people to arrive (for use at a later date). Yorktown Smart Growth is a group of local residents who volunteer their time to help support Yorktown's small businesses and give the people of Yorktown a voice in shaping the town's future development. Smart Growth is a way of building for the future that creates more vibrant, prosperous, and attractive communities. Smart Growth seeks to use the latest green technologies and energy-saving techniques to build efficient, sustainable, commercial and residential buildings in a walkable hamlet environment. These principles are in line with the town's motto: Progress with Preservation. To learn more about Yorktown Smart Growth, go to smartgrowth.wix.com/yorktown.

Let's Get Healthy Brooklyn - The Greenwood Baptist Church
July 20, 2013 - Park Slope

The Greenwood Baptist Church is holding its free "Let's Get Healthy Brooklyn" health fair screenings for blood pressure, diabetes, asthma, cholesterol, weight, dental, sickle cell, and HIV. Also, at this fun-filled family event there will be nutrition tips, social service and medical referral information, face painting, and balloons for the kids.

Citizen Cope Acoustic Set - City Winery
July 20, 2013 - New York

Citizen Cope brings his acclaimed, distinctive music to City Winery in this special Summer Residency in July. Experience his work in an intimate setting as Cope runs through what promises to be an inspiring, remarkable acoustic set.

Hot Latin Moonlight Cruises - Spirit Cruises
July 20, 2013 - New York

New York's hottest summer cruise is celebrating its 10th anniversary and you can't afford to miss the boat. Grab your favorite pair of dancing shoes to rock the boat all night with non-stop Salsa, Bachata and Merengue. Come aboard and enjoy a night under the stars dancing to your favorite songs!

FAMILY JAMS featuring Music for Aardvarks - Groove Performing Arts
July 20, 2013 - Larchmont

A live, interactive musical experience for the whole family. Sing, dance, jam and laugh out loud. Most appropriate for ages 6 months to 5 years. Registration required.

R3hab @ Governors Island - Governors Beach Club
July 20, 2013 - New York

'The Adventures of Superbunny' - The Main Stage Theater
July 20, 2013 - Midtown West

The Adventures of Superbunny, by Michael Mackenzie Wills, presented by Rabbit Hole Theatriks, Inc. A new children's musical, based on the best-selling book for young readers "Thumperino: Diary of a Superbunny," which deals with such issues as healthy eating, environmental awareness, consequences for one?s actions, self-motivation, courage, and confidence. Running time 60 minutes.

City of Water Day - Governors Island
July 20, 2013 - Governors Island

A free day of entertainment, education, and adventure celebrating the potential of the waterfront. On Saturday, July 20 thousands from throughout the metropolitan region will make their way to the waterfront for the 6th annual City of Water Day Festival, presented by Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance. A FREE day of entertainment, education, and adventure celebrating the world-class potential of our waterfront, the City of Water Day Festival is held each year on Governors Island and in Liberty State Park, NJ. Festival highlights include: FREE narrated boat tours; FREE ferry transit between Governors Island and Liberty State Park; kayaking, paddle-boarding, fishing, and sailing opportunities at Liberty State Park, NJ; the Waterfront Activity Fair and Symposium; special children’s activities like fishing, races, sing-a-longs, and arts and crafts; live music, delicious food, and more! Visit cityofwaterday.org for all of the exciting details.

Bob Saget - Music Hall of Williamsburg
July 20, 2013 - Brooklyn

Yes, Bob Saget has starred in many successful television shows, including two of the most family-friendly shows network TV has ever produced ("Full House" and "Americas Funniest Home Videos") but he's also an out of his mind, standup comedian for over thirty years. From his HBO special "That Ain't Right" to his scene-stealing cameos in "Entourage," and "The Aristocrats," it's always effective as Saget embraces his dark side. Bob starred on Broadway in the Tony Award winning "The Drowsy Chaperone," was seen reprising the role of "Himself" on HBO's hit series "Entourage" and he starred in his own documentary comedy series for A&E titled, "Strange Days with Bob Saget," an exploration of unusual subcultures in America. On May 10, Bob starred in his third one hour stand-up TV special premiering on Showtime. In the coming months, Bob is enjoying his standup tour and writing a book for It Books, an imprint of HarperCollins, for early 2014. It may be dirty. Tickets go on sale 5/10. For more visit www.BobSaget.com

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.

Strawberry Fields Beatles Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
July 20, 2013 - New York

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

Tropical Oasis Cruise - Circle Line Downtown
July 20, 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.

The MoonWalk New York City - Randalls Island
July 20, 2013 - New York

We're redefining what it means to "do a marathon." Join us for The MoonWalk New York City, presented by Empire BlueCross BlueShield. It's the global sensation coming to America for the first time. Power Walk a Full Moon (26.2 miles) or Half Moon (13.1 miles) overnight in a decorated bra, all to raise awareness and funds towards Breast Cancer initiatives at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. The kick-off party starts at 8:00pm at our home base at Randall's Island, NYC. SPACE IS LIMITED, SO REACH OUT TO YOUR FRIENDS AND REGISTER NOW. Register at walkthewalkamerica.com.

Toshio Hosokawa: Matsukaze - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Through July 20, 2013 - New York

Harmonious sounds and haunting songs converge in this production of Matsukaze. Inspired by a popular 15th-century play crafted in part by Noh master Zeami, the opera features a score by Toshio Hosokawa. Matsukaze tells the story of two sisters, two lingering spirits, who wonder the porous boundary of the living and the dead in hopes of being freed from a former mortal lover. John Kennedy conducts the Talea Ensemble in this arresting, dreamlike performance. Sung in German with English supertitles.

Karlheinz Stockhausen: Michaels Reise um die Erde - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Through July 20, 2013 - New York

This is the American premiere of the opera by Karlheinz Stockhausen in a production from the Wiener Taschenoper. A fabric of clarinets, trombones, violins, and percussion, marked by a trumpet concerto, directed by Carlus Padrissa. Michaels Reise um die Erde is the second act of his opera Donnerstag, part of his seven-opera cycle titled Licht. The musicians of Ensemble musikFabrik, provide the propulsive sonic background of this event.

Zorn@60: The Complete String Quartets - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Through July 20, 2013 - New York

In celebration of his sixtieth birthday, Lincoln Center honors John Zorn. The first night (7/18) consists of two lyrical works for a cappella female voices: the sensual and evocative Shir Ha-Shirim ("Song of Songs"), and Zorn's mystery play The Holy Visions. The second evening (7/20) turns the focus to Zorn's six powerful works for string quartet, featuring the JACK Quartet, the Alchemy Quartet, and Brooklyn Rider.

Who Loves You - Theatre Three
July 20, 2013 - Port Jefferson

Back by Popular Demand! Who Loves You - Tribute to Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons And Beyond. Don't miss this fantastic show. Hits include; "December 1963 (Oh What A Night)", "Grease", "Runaround Sue", "Beggin", "Sherry", "Big Girls Don't Cry", "Workin My Way Back To You", "Let's Hang On", "My Eyes Adored You", "Walk Like A Man", "Can't Take My Eyes Off You", "Dawn", "Swearin To God", and so many more! Tickets on sale now $35.00

New York Saturday Gospel Lunch Cruises - Spirit Cruises
July 20, 2013 -

Join Spirit Cruises New York for a positively inspiring experience on their Gospel Lunch Cruises. You will enjoy a live gospel performance by a contemporary choir while you dine on our delicious lunch buffet and cruise the Hudson River. Boarding at 11:30am.

Mini Bat Night - Boulder Stadium-Provident Bank Park
July 20, 2013 - Pomona

The Boulders take on Winnipeg at 7pm. Fans receive a mini bat courtesy of Dave & Busters.

2nd Annual Butterfly and Dragonfly Survey - Westmoreland Sanctuary
July 20, 2013 - Mt. Kisco

Butterfly and dragonfly enthusiasts are encouraged to assist the staff in identifying and recording various species of these insects during the Sanctuary's 2nd Annual survey. Interested volunteers should call or email ([email protected]) the office by July 18th.

Cultural Program Followed by Satsang and Experiential Workshop with Yogiraj Siddhanath(Free) - Hindu Temple Society of North America
July 20, 2013 - Flushing

Satsang and Experiential Workshop with Himalayan Kundalini Kriya Yoga Master Yogiraj Siddhanath: An Evening with a Himalayan Kundalini Kriya Master Yogiraj Siddhanath - The event will include public darshan, introduction to Kriya Yoga Meditation. Join Yogiraj as he takes you to the 5th Dimension and imparts to you an actual experience of the blissful tranquility and crystal clarity of enlightened thoughtless Awareness. Yogiraj also transmits evolutionary healing energy to all attendees.

Rockland Boulders vs Winnipeg Goldeyes - Boulder Stadium - Provident Bank Park
July 20, 2013 - Pomona

Fans can take home a Boulders mini-bat (while supplies last). After the game, stay for a fireworks extravaganza.

Amazing New York Hunt - Celebrity - The Village Pourhouse
July 20, 2013 - New York

POGO Events presents The Amazing New York Scavenger Hunt � part scavenger hunt, part obstacle course and ALL NEW YORK. A series of clues leads you around the city performing physical and mental challenges along the way. You and your teammates will explore famous celebrity hangouts, and other various places that are popular among the A-list stars. Each member of the winning team receives a New York City gift package. Everyone who crosses the finish line receives a free beer! The hunt takes three hours. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a Metrocard. One member of the team should have a smart phone (either Android or I-Phone). If you don�t, please let us know and we will pair you with someone who does. The hunt is run through an app called ScanQuest. Please download that before you come to the event.

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

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

Cultural Program & Satsang - Healing & Englightment Workshop with Yogiraj Siddhanath - Hindu Temple Society of North America
July 20, 2013 - Flushing

An Evening with a Himalayan Kundalini Kriya Master Yogiraj Siddhanath - The event will include public darshan, introduction to Kriya Yoga Meditation. Join Yogiraj as he takes you to the 5th Dimension and imparts to you an actual experince of the blissful tranquility and crystal clarity of enlightened thoughtless Awareness. Yogiraj also transmits evolutionary healing energy to all attendees.

Preschool Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
July 20, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-5 are invited for stories and songs. Registration is required.

Preschool Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
July 20, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-5 are invited for stories and songs. Registration is required.

Storytime - Barnes and Noble Bookstore - Utopia Center
July 20, 2013 - Fresh Meadows

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

Crafts For Kids- Lakeshore - Lakeshore Learning Store
July 20, 2013 - New Hyde Park

Kids will have a ball making exciting crafts that they can use or display.

Talons - Staten Island Zoo
July 20, 2013 - Staten Island

The whole family can learn about the importance of raptors in the global environment, and man's responsibility to the balance of the planet. This opportunity presents these fascinating birds up close in an exciting and educational exhibit.

Princess Particular - The Little Secret Theatre
July 20, 2013 - Long Island City

Can you imagine what it's like to be a princess? Can you imagine what it's like to be a princess, but want to be something else? Princess Particular can! This new musical starring Cari McHugh as Princess Particular, as well as Mary Lauren, Kimberly Wilpon, Lee Goffin-Bonenfant, Miranda Kahn, and more! Directed by Lena Moy-Bergen.

'Pirate Pete's Parrot' - The Secret Theatre
July 20, 2013 - Long Island City

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

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

Simple, drop-in crafts for young artists (with a helping adult). No sign-up needed.

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.

Movies for Kids (and their Families) - 'The Great Outdoors' - Jacob Burns Film Center
July 20, 2013 - Pleasantville

A Chicago man's hope for a peaceful family vacation in the woods is shattered when the annoying in-laws drop in. Starring Dan Aykroyd and John Candy. Written by John Hughes. 1988. 91 mins. Rated PG.

Miss Gigi - Let's Make Music - Scarsdale Public Library
July 20, 2013 - Scarsdale

A fun program designed for kids with special needs. Registration is not required.

Great Hudson Estuary Fish Count - Kathryn W. Davis RiverWalk Center
July 20, 2013 - Sleepy Hollow

If you could lift the lid off the Hudson River in Tappan Zee Bay, what would you see? Catch the falling tide with Teatown and Strawtown Art and Garden Studio at the Kathryn W. Davis RiverWalk Center in Sleepy Hollow, and seine for fish and other creatures in the warm waters of the Hudson. The catch-and-release program will focus on identification. Participants will record and share the results with other sites taking part along the river. Afterward, create art with natural pigments, clay, and crushed sandstone from the river shores, and have fun exploring rich characteristics of the elements that are part of the life of the River.

Puppet Show: Butterfly! - Greenburgh Nature Center
July 20, 2013 - Scarsdale

Experience the magical world of butterflies with Jilly Puppets. Move, hum, and dance along with Jilly's fanciful puppets and lots of imaginative play! Due to popular demand, advance ticket purchase is recommended; see website for details. Note times and ages.

Seining the River Wild - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
July 20, 2013 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

Learn about the remarkable creatures of the East River as the Park's scientists use a 20-foot seining net to humanely catch and release these unique critters.RSVP is required for this event. (Visit website for more information).

City of Water Day - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1 and Pier 6
July 20, 2013 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

The Park presents a full day of water-themed events: Kayaking happens at 10:30am at Pier 1's Boat Basin; Perfectly Penguin, an interactive show, will be at the Pier 6's Wildlife Theater at 10:30am; Seining the River Wild begins at 12pm at Pier 1; and an arts and crafts session, Kids Create!, happens at Pier 6 at 11pm.

Nature Story Time - Tenafly Nature Center
July 20, 2013 - Tenafly

Families with children ages 3-7 will enjoy a nature-themed story and a visit from one of the nature center’s education animals. Participants will earn about the characteristics of the animal as well as their story and how they became part of the Nature Center. Meet on the visitor center porch. In case of inclement weather the program will be moved indoors. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Sail the Hudson on the A.J. Meerwald - Alpine Boat Basin
July 20, 2013 - Alpine

The A.J. Meerwald, New Jersey's official Tall Ship, is a magnificently restored, two-masted, 115-foot oyster schooner, built in 1928, and driven by over 3,500 square feet of sail. The Meerwald visits Alpine just once a year for a series of themed sailings focusing on New Jersey's history, art, music, and of course, nature. This morning's trip features George Harlow, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences of the American Museum of Natural History. Guests can also learn about nautical knot tying with the crew of the Meerwald. This afternoon's trip offers kids ages 5-12 and their parents a hands-on learning experience as the director of Tenafly Nature Center will introduce you to Hudson River fish, crabs and other creatures. This evening's trip features the relaxing music of New Jersey-Based Folk Singer/Songwriter Spook Handy. Reservations are required. Presented by the Tenafly Nature Center.

Family Art Project: Water, Water Everywhere - Wave Hill
July 20, 2013 - Bronx

Sketch the river landscape and Wave Hill's Aquatic Garden, and discover that water really is everywhere. Use water with paint, crayons, and collage to create liquid landscapes to take home. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

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.'

Beach Ecology Program - Garvies Point Museum and Preserve
July 20, 2013 - Glen Cove

Explore the intertidal zone at Garvies beach in search of extraordinary plants and animals that are specially adapted for surviving in such a harsh environment. Learn with a Garvies Point Naturalist just how these creatures are able to survive. Recommended for ages 5 +. Fee includes program, museum, film.

The Lone Bellow/The Low Anthem/Joe Purdy - Prospect Park Bandshell
July 20, 2013 - Brooklyn

Breakout stars The Lone Bellow favor the term "Brooklyn Country" for the liquid smooth harmonies and heartfelt songwriting that have captivated fans and critics alike to make them one of the best bands of 2013. NPR has said of the group, "The world of acoustic music is about to get a new household name." Acclaimed indie Americana outfit The Low Anthem, sporting a reconfigured lineup and new take on their timeless sound, will join them. Opening the evening will be Joe Purdy, Arkansas-born singer-songwriter producer and one-man record label, who creates "gorgeous, beautifully-rendered acoustic-based folk songs" (Pop Matters).

Midnight Red - Playland Summer Concert - Playland's Music Tower Theater
July 20, 2013 - Rye

Tickets are on sale now to see Midnight Red in concert at Playland's Music Tower Theater. The show starts at 3pm. 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.

Storytime: The Museum by Susan Verde - Barnes & Noble -- The Palisades Center
July 20, 2013 - West Nyack

As a little girl tours and twirls through the halls of an art museum, she finds herself on an exciting adventure. Each piece of art evokes something new inside of her: silliness, curiosity, joy, and ultimately inspiration. Following the story, kids can create their own masterpiece.

Lamaze Weekend Series - Nyack Hospital
July 20, 2013 - Nyack

This class is ideal for the couple with limited time to attend childbirth classes. The session is held over a weekend (Saturday and Sunday) with six hours of class each day. Class content is the same as the six-week course: relaxation, breathing techniques, and coaching techniques are emphasized. Includes tour of Nyack Hospital's Maternity Center. Registration is required.

Grease - Summer Theatre Festival at Waveny Park
July 20, 2013 - New Canaan

Here is Rydell High's senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding "Burger Palace Boys" and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking "Pink Ladies" in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical. Running time is 90 minutes.

Pinkalicious the Musical - Summer Theatre Festival at Waveny Park
July 20, 2013 - New Canaan

When Pinkalicious eats one too many pink cupcakes, she catches a case of Pinkititis and turns pink from head to toe. It'll take the wisdom of her broccoli-eating little brother to help her get out of this predicament. Don't miss this charming production of this smash hit musical based on the popular book by Elizabeth and Victoria Kann. Best suited for cupcake lovers ages 3 and up. Dress in your favorite pink clothes when you come.

Next Stop: Story Car! - NY Transit Museum
July 20, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Children ages 4 and younger hear stories about vintage subway cars and play games inspired by characters from favorite transportation books.

Junior Engineer: The Bridge Building Challenge - NY Transit Museum
July 20, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Kids design and build the best suspension bridge ever.

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

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

Sculpture Workshop: Landscape Translation - Socrates Sculpture Park
July 20, 2013 - Long Island City

Like extraterrestrials trying to understand a new planet, participants will chart and re-discover the Park as a site for exploration. Join Artist Rachel Higgins in an introduction to simple printmaking techniques, create physical impressions of our environment by creating colorful texture rubbings and prints of the surrounding surfaces.

City of Water Day - Governors Island
July 20, 2013 - Governors Island

A day of entertainment, education and adventure celebrating our waterfront and its potential. Enjoy free boat tours, children's activities, fishing, the Waterfront Activity Fair, and more

AFTER DARK ADVENTURES OUTDOOR MOVIES--Wreck It Ralph - Shady Beach
July 20, 2013 - Norwalk

An arcade fame villain rebels against his role and dreams of becoming a hero. He travels between games in the arcade, and ultimately must eliminate a dire threat that could affect the entire arcade, and one that Ralph may have inadvertently started. The film features the voices of John C. Reilly, Jane Lynch, Jack McBrayer and Sarah Silverman. �Wreck It Ralph� was nominated for a Best Animated Feature Academy Award.

Warm Up 2013 - MoMA PS1
July 20, 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. Lineup Kode9 / Hyperdub / London, UK L-VIS 1990 / Night Slugs / New York, NY Recloose / Rush Hour / Detroit, MI and New Zealand Kelela / Fade To Mind / Los Angeles, CA Obey City / LuckyMe / Astro Nautico / Brooklyn, NY

Ezra Jack Keats Story Hour - Prospect Park Imagination Playground
July 20, 2013 - Flatbush

Gather 'round Peter and Willy, the statue of two beloved Keats characters, for storytelling adventures brought to life by Tammy Hall and guest storytellers.

History in Your Hands: Pulling Weeds on the Farm - Lefferts Historic House
July 20, 2013 - Flatbush

Visitors of all ages can come and help Lefferts staff take care of the potato farm plot, medicinal and herb gardens, and berry patches by pulling weeds and helping to water. Bring a hat and a bottle of water and we will provide the tools and gloves.

Variety Show - Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre - Eisenhower Park
July 20, 2013 - East Meadow

Enjoy an action-packed variety show. Bring a blanket or a folding chair.

Seasonal Photography Tours - Summer - Brooklyn Navy Yard BLDG 92
July 20, 2013 - Brooklyn

A limited narration, visual journey around the Yard's fascinating waterfront landscape. Photo enthusiasts can juxtapose its 19th century buildings against cutting edge green construction, natural landscapes with riverside vistas all nestled within a thriving 300-acre industrial setting. Guided bus tour offers several extended opportunities for shutterbugs to develop their own collage. Participants are eligible to enter an Instagram contest judged by professional Yard photographers. For more information, visit http://bldg92.org/events/.

The String Orchestra of Brooklyn - Fort Greene Park
July 20, 2013 - Fort Greene

From modern to romantic to baroque, the String Orchestra of Brooklyn draws from a vast repertoire of music for strings. This concert features the work of modernist Terry Riley and a performance of his In C.

Wilton Library's Summer Sidewalk Book Sale - Wilton Library
July 20, 2013 - Wilton

Wilton Library will sell gently used books in pristine condition for great beach/vacation reading during Wilton's Sidewalk Sale and Street Fair.

The Golden Dragon Acrobats - Queens Theatre
July 20, 2013 - Flushing

Performers combine award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, ancient and contemporary music and theatrical techniques to present a show of skill and beauty.

Playlab Workshop: The BIG Ocean - Brooklyn Children's Museum
July 20, 2013 - Crown Heights

Kids learn about the ocean by investigating fossil clues left behind by ocean animals and observing animal bones from the Museum's collection. They'll learn how to be a steward of the planet by loving our oceans and then create a small ship or boat with recycled materials to take home.

Puppetry in Practice Presents Zoo Hullabaloo - Brooklyn Children's Museum
July 20, 2013 - Crown Heights

Zoo Hullabaloo, inspired by a traditional Yiddish folktale, takes place in an already crowded house when some zoo animals come to stay. Along the way, the main character Anna learns about friendship and gets some good advice from a very wise mayor.

Evening at Jones Beach - Parking Field #4, Jones Beach
July 20, 2013 - Wantagh

Meet at the flagpole for a game of shuffleboard and miniature golf. For further information, call Maurice at 516-887-2342 before 10pm.

35th Annual Point to Point Compo Beach Swim - Compo Beach
July 20, 2013 - Westport

The annual Point to Point Compo Beach Swim, a 1-mile open water race, will also include a "Kids' Swim," a fun, shallow-water event younger participants. The Kids' Swim is set for 10 am and will be followed by the Awards Ceremony for all participants. All registered swimmers get an official Point to Point T-shirt. By tradition, the top three men's and women's swimmers in each of 15 age groups are awarded a collectible mug. There will also be special prizes for participants in the Kids' Swim. To register or for more information, visit westporty.org.

The Hot Sardines - Kingsborough Community College
July 20, 2013 - Manhattan Beach

Take a blustery brass lineup, layer it over a rhythm section led by a Fats Waller-style stride-piano virtuoso, and tie the whole thing together with a magnetic, one-of-the-boys frontwoman whose voice recalls another era, and you have The Hot Sardines.

Around the World Performance Series: Taikoza Japanese Drumming - Stepping Stones Museum
July 20, 2013 - Norwalk

The ensemble uses deep and powerful rhythms of the Taiko drums, stringed instruments, metal percussion and bamboo flutes to create an electrifying energy and a highly visual musical art form.

Spy Academy - Fairfield Woods Branch Library
July 20, 2013 - Fairfield

Do you have what it takes to be a world-class super-spy? Come to the Spy Academy and see how you measure up against obstacles, puzzles and other challenges. Teens grades 6 and up.

Watson Adventures’ Naked at the Met Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
July 20, 2013 - New York

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

Watson Adventures’ History Mysteries Scavenger Hunt - New York Historical Society
July 20, 2013 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a unique scavenger hunt for adults! Discover a treasure-trove of New York City–related art and artifacts, all in a museum that recently underwent a three-year renovation - the New York Historical Society. The hunt features fascinating temporary exhibits, as well as the permanent collection in the Luce Center, which is like the city’s attic, containing surprising treasures that include George Washington’s cot, a piece of a statue pulled down during the Revolutionary War, old presidential campaign buttons, Aaron Burr’s death mask, bygone police equipment, antique toys...in sort, something for everyone! Advance purchase is required via our website. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT.

Concierto de Las Americas - Barclays Center
July 20, 2013 - Brooklyn

The three greatest artists of Colombian music, Jorgito Celedon, Fonseca, and Silvestre Dangond, will join together for the first time, along with other top international figures, for Concert of the Americas celebrating the independence of Colombia.

Watson Adventures’ Murder at the Museum of Natural History Scavenger Hunt - Museum of Natural History
July 20, 2013 - New York

Someone, or some thing, has been bumping off museum staffers involved in acquiring a sacred Egyptian relic. Is it the dreaded Curse of Ahtchu? Or is a serial killer on the loose? Your team of sleuths will have to crack a hieroglyphic code and uncover the museum’s secrets to stop the killings. While solving the crime, you’ll get an amazing whirlwind tour of the Museum of Natural History. From the giant blue whale to the T. Rex, anything could be a clue, and everything is suspect. Price includes museum admission. Advance purchase is required via our website. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT.

Volunteer Saturday - Battery Urban Farm
July 20, 2013 - Battery Park City

Battery Urban Farm offers family-friendly volunteer hours. These events take place on the third Saturday of the month from May through September with volunteer harvest hours from 10am-1pm. All volunteers should wear closed-toed shoes and weather-appropriate clothing (including a hat and sunscreen in the summer), and bring a water bottle. Volunteers will also need to sign a waiver, and any volunteers younger than 14 must be accompanied by an adult. To indicate interest in any of these opportunities or to join the volunteer mailing list for weather-related cancellations, contact Lauren Kaplan at [email protected] with "Volunteer" in the subject line, and be sure to indicate which volunteer opportunities you are interested in.

Disney's Winnie the Pooh Kids - Gateway Playhouse
July 20, 2013 - Bellport

DISNEY’S WINNIE THE POOH KIDS is a delightful new show based on the beloved characters of A.A. Milne and the 2011 Disney animated feature film welcomes audiences to the Hundred Acre Wood, where Winnie the Pooh is once again in search of honey. Along the way, he meets his pals Tigger, Piglet, Rabbit, and Owl, but soon discovers that Christopher Robin has been captured by the Backson! As they prepare for a rescue operation, the animals learn about teamwork, friendship, and sharing snacks.

Legends in Concert - Gateway Playhouse
Through July 20, 2013 - Bellport

This Vegas-style crowd pleaser features Neil Diamond, Liza Minnelli, Elvis Presley, Barbra Streisand, Tina Turner and Stevie Wonder.

Who Loves You - Tribute To 4 Seasons & Beyond - Theatre Three
July 20, 2013 - Port Jefferson

Tribute to Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons And Beyond.

Musuem Weekend - Field Station: Dinosaurs
July 20, 2013 - Secaucus

Celebrate museums this weekend, with booths and showcases from New Jersey's museums set up around the Field Station. Plus Field Station Dinosaur's first Kid Museum, where kids get to bring their own dinosaur toy, picture, or "artifact," and have it cataloged and displayed.

Open House - Ivy Day School
July 20, 2013 - Flushing

Ivy Day School welcomes parents and their children to take a tour of its facilities. Kids ages 2-5 can check out the playroom, do arts and crafts, and play computer games while parents learn more about the programs and curriculum the school has to offer.

Certified Infant and Child CPR and Choking Workshop - Mineola Public Library
July 20, 2013 - Mineola

Would you be able to save a child or infant who was choking? Lori Green, RN, will teach you the life-saving skills of infant and child CPR and choking. In-person only sign-up begins Monday, July 1. A $35, exact cash only, non-refundable materials fee is due at sign up. Certification is received upon completion of this course.

PINKALICIOUS - Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts
July 20, 2013 - Smithtown

This is the tale, based on the popular book by Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann, of Pinkalicious, who 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 pink predicament.

The Pirates of Treasure Island - Vanderbilt Carriage House Theater
July 20, 2013 - Centerport

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

Activist East Harlem: Walking Tour - Museum of the City of New York
July 20, 2013 - Upper East Side

East Harlem has a history of activism dating back to at least 1885, when Irish tenement dwellers agitated for rent reductions. Join Activist New York contributing curator Kathleen Benson for a tour of sites associated with political, cultural, educational, and health advocacy by the neighborhood's citizens over the decades. The program will start at the museum and head towards Lexington Avenue and 112th St.; it will feature the Young Women's Leadership School, the Julie de Burgos Cultural Center, and the First Spanish Methodist Church (renamed the People's Church by the Young Lords Party when the group occupied it for 11 days in December 1969). Presented in conjunction with Activist New York. Tour participants are welcome to visit the exhibition prior to the walk. Reservations and pre-payment required. $15 for museum members, seniors, and students; $20 general public.

Children's Etiquette Class at The Castle - The Castle at Westhampton
July 20, 2013 - Westhampton

Children ages 6-12 are welcome to attend a Mimi's Manners class. Students practice hospitality skills in real life scenarios. They will practice some dining etiquette, compose thank you notes and practice hand shakes. Students will receive personalized instruction throughout the class to ensure they learn the proper skills, then enjoy practicing their new skills with one another. Class size is limited to 12. Tickets MUST be purchased in advance. For moreinformation visit the Mimi's Manners website. mimismanners.com.

Dinosaur Dimentions - Long Island Science Center
Through July 20, 2013 - Riverhead

Participate in activities and learn about these cold blooded monsters that once inhabited earth.

How Mavericks and Rule-Breakers Changed the Movies - Cinema Arts Centre
July 20, 2013 - Huntington

An exciting, fresh trip through film-history with film scholar and Long Island-based independent filmmaker Glenn Andreiev.

The Little Mermaid Jr. - CM Performing Arts Center
July 20, 2013 - Oakdale

Ariel, a fun-loving and mischievous mermaid, is off on the adventure of a lifetime with her best friend, the adorable Flounder, and the reggae-singing Caribbean crab Sebastian at her side. But it will take all of her courage and determination to make her dreams come true – to fall in love, become human and save her father's beloved kingdom from the sneaky sea witch Ursula.

Japan Cuts: The New York Festival of Contemporary Japanese Cinema - Japan Society
Through July 21, 2013 - New York

"North America's premiere showcase for Japanese film" (Firefox News), JAPAN CUTS: The New York Festival of Contemporary Japanese Cinema is back! In its seventh season, with 10 days of screenings and over 20 titles, JAPAN CUTS 2013 presents the roughest, sharpest, and smoothest of today's cutting-edge Japanese film scene, encompassing bigger-than-life blockbusters, high-concept art house titles, moving and provoking documentaries, delirious rom-coms, refined melodramas and a handful of UFOs—unidentified film objects. Taking place from July 11 to 21, JAPAN CUTS 2013 again dovetails with the New York Asian Film Festival (in its 12th edition, June 28-July 15), which co-presents 12 films from July 11-14. From the deep to the deeply depraved, the fantastic to the fetishistic, the outstanding to the outrageous, JAPAN CUTS 2013 selections have the typical blend of unbending artistry and rebellious eccentricity, that has made the brand of the festival. Hard, rough, sharp, smooth and soft-edged: such is today's film scene from Japan. Highlights include the smash-hit samurai blockbuster Rurouni Kenshin; Toshiaki Toyoda's bloody, trippy, return-to-roots gangster thriller I'M FLASH!; the star-studded road drama Dearest, a formidable shrine to film legend Ken Takakura; Yuichi Fukuda's off-the-wall pervy twist to the superhero genre, Hentai Kamen: The Forbidden Superhero; the dark, controversial sex-thriller A Woman and War in the vein of the late Koji Wakamatsu's best films; Satoshi Miki's mind-warping, bizarre, Spike Jonze-esque It's Me It's Me (featuring popstar Kazuya Kamenashi of KAT-TUN); Eiki Takahashi's absorbing glimpse into the glitzy world of Japanese pop music, DOCUMENTARY OF AKB48 No flower without rain; the North American premiere of Sion Sono's 20-years-in-the-making underground science-fiction/gangster film Bad Film; the winner of the 36th Japan Academy Prize for Best Picture and Best Director, The Kirishima Thing; plus the new film from the wildly prolific auteur Takashi Miike, the psycho killer-teacher horror film Lesson of the Evil, a return to the director's signature gonzo schlockmeister approach. Please note: Japan Society's box office will be closed on Sunday, June 30, & Thursday, July 4–Sunday, July 7.

MacKenzie-Childs Barn Sale - MacKenzie-Childs
Through July 21, 2013 - Aurora

Now four days! (Come rain or shine -- it?s all covered!) Up to 80% off! Ceramics, enamelware, glassware, furniture, lighting, rugs, holiday, and more. Limited quantities available. Visit The Shop for the latest collections. Food selection by Skillet & Embers starting on Wednesday at 6 pm. Groove to music by The Blacklites from noon to 5 pm daily. To find out more, call 315-364-7123. ALL BARN SALE PURCHASES ARE FINAL, limited to stock on hand. Forms of payment accepted at the Barn Sale: cash and credit cards only. We are unable to accept checks or MacKenzie-Childs gift cards at the Barn Sale.

Firefighter Appreciation Weekend - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through July 21, 2013 - New York

This weekend, the Intrepid Museum will honor our bravest: Firefighters, Paramedics, EMS and EMT. Enjoy the 5th annual Battle of the Boroughs cook-off competition and rock out with this year's third annual Battle of the Bands! With a bucket rescue demonstration, tours of Fireboat Three Forty Three and interactive displays, guests will catch a glimpse in to the lives of these extraordinary service men and women. Firefighters, Paramedics, EMS and EMT will receive free admission to the Intrepid Museum this weekend.

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.

Tour Guide Talk - Concorde, Plane of the Future? - Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Through July 21, 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 July 21, 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 July 21, 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?

The Heath Brothers - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center
Through July 21, 2013 - New York

Jimmy Heath, tenor sax; Albert "Tootie" Heath, drums; Jeb Patton, piano; David Wong, bass.

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.

LIC Flea & Food - LIC Flea & Food
Through July 21, 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.

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

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY'S ANNUAL GIGANTIC SUMMER BOOK SALE - Westport Library
Through July 23, 2013 - Westport

Check out items for sale including books, LP's, videos, DVDs, audiobooks, and CDs for all ages.

Long Island International Film Expo 2013 - Bellmore Movies
Through July 23, 2013 - Bellmore

The Long Island International Film Expo (LIIFE) will hold its 16th annual installment at the historic Bellmore Movies from July 17-23. Past Expos have showcased between 50-100 independent films from around the world including short and feature-length, student and animated films, documentaries, and foreign films. Visit the website for specific days, film titles, and exact cost.

Seu George - The Blue Note
Through July 24, 2013 - New York

No shows July 19 & 22.

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.

92nd Street Y Jazz in July Festival - 92nd Street Y
Through July 25, 2013 - New York

Artistic director Bill Charlap returns with more than three dozen world-class jazz artists to celebrate jazz in all its artistry and imagination, from stride pianos to pink panthers. Jazz in July gives New Yorkers a reason to stay in the city for the summer.

Theatrical Release: La Playa D.C. - reRun Gastropub Theater
Through July 25, 2013 - Brooklyn

La Playa D.C. is a coming-of-age story set in the culturally vibrant, politically and socially turbulent city of Bogotá, Colombia. The film follows Tomas, a young Afro-Colombian barber's apprentice, on a journey of self-discovery as he tries to locate Jairo, his younger brother, who has recently disappeared. The film portrays the complexities of racism and identity politics in contemporary Latin American cities and produces a fresh portrait of the largely misrepresented city of Bogotá. Showtimes: FRIDAY July 19th: Doors: 6:45pm / Screening: 7:30pm; Doors: 9:30pm / Screening: 9:45pm. SATURDAY July 20th: Doors / Screening: 7am (Tickets Must Be Purchased Online). SUNDAY July 21st: Doors / Screening: 7am (Tickets Must Be Purchased Online). MONDAY, July 22nd: Doors: 6:45pm / Screening: 7:30pm; Doors: 9:30pm / Screening: 9:45pm. TUESDAY July 23rd: Doors: 6:45pm / Screening: 7:30pm; Doors: 9:30pm / Screening: 9:45pm. WEDNESDAY, July 24th: Doors: 6:45pm / Screening: 7:30pm; Doors: 9:30pm / Screening: 9:45pm. THURSDAY July 25th: Doors: 6:45pm / Screening: 7:30pm; Doors: 9:30pm / Screening: 9:45pm.

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

SUMMER OPEN GYM NIGHTS FOR TEENS - Westchester County Center
Through July 26, 2013 - White Plains

The county's largest community center, the Westchester County Center, opens its doors for Open Gym nights, where teens can beat the heat and summer doldrums as they socialize, work on athletic skills, and stay physically active in a safe, drug- and alcohol-free environment. During the program, teens in grades 6-12 can have fun in air-conditioned comfort while they shoot hoops, play chess or other board games, or compete in traditional recreational activities like foosball, Noc hockey, and ping pong. Teens will be supervised by adult staff of the County Parks Department. Admission and parking at the County Center lot are free for these events. Open Gym will run Mondays through Fridays, from 6-10pm, beginning Monday, July 1, and will run through Friday, July 26; there will be no Open Gym on Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5. The Open Gym program is sponsored by Westchester County Parks. The Westchester County Center is located at 198 Central Park Avenue in White Plains. For more information about Open Gym nights, call the County Center at 914-995-4050, or log on to countycenter.biz.

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

Patti LuPone - 54 Below
Through July 27, 2013 - New York

54 Below is delighted to welcome back "our girl singer," two-time Tony winner Patti LuPone. This February, join Patti for a rare NY performance of her critically acclaimed show, Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda... played that part. She'll perform songs from roles she coulda played, woulda played, if someone had just asked her or shoulda played, except she's not a boy. Patti will sing treasures from such classic Broadway musicals as Hair, Bye Bye Birdie, Funny Girl, West Side Story, Kiss Me Kate and Peter Pan. Sondheim will be sprinkled in as well as some surprises you'd never expect her to sing because she'd never be cast in the part. Whether she's belting out those pesky high D's in Evita or caressing us with a love song, an evening at 54 Below with Patti is an experience never to be forgotten. No performance 7/21, 23.

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

Golden Dragon Acrobats - Queens Theatre
Through July 28, 2013 - Queens

Featuring daring feats of balance, spine-tingling contortionists and towers of jugglers, these renowned Chinese acrobats will dazzle audiences of all ages in this return engagement. Recognized throughout the United States and abroad as the premier Chinese acrobatic touring company, The Golden Dragon Acrobats are unparalleled in the art form. Impresario Danny Chang and choreographer Angela Chang combine award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music and theatrical techniques to present a show of breathtaking skill and spellbinding beauty.

Lincoln Center Festival - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Through July 28, 2013 - New York

Highlights of this year's festival include: Damon Albarn's Monkey: Journey to the West; the US premiere of Karlheinz Stockhausen's Michaels Reise Um Die Erde; Shun-kin, directed by Simon McBurney, in a collaboration between Complicite and Tokyo's Setagaya Public Theater; Murmurs from the French director-actor team of Victoria Thierree Chaplin and Aurelia Thierree; and Les Liaisons Dangereuses, a production from Paris' Theatre de l'Atelier, directed by John Malkovich.

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.

Monkey: Journey to the West - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Through July 28, 2013 - New York

A musical retelling of the Chinese classic by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett. Equal parts epic musical theater and stunning animation, this production includes a cast of Chinese acrobats, singers, contortionists, martial artists, and animated displays. This event tells the story of a monk, who journeys from China to India to find the Buddha and receive the scriptures' enduring impossible challenges. The Monkey King leads the monk and his protectors, creating havoc along the way. Performed in Mandarin with English subtitles.

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.

Tunes For Tots - T&M Unique-Bow Tique
Through July 29, 2013 - Franklin Square

Tunes for Tots is a new program developed by two licensed teachers for infants ages 5 months to 1 year as a Mommy and Me program. The purpose is to develop rhythm, rhyme and song for babies. Classes are held on Monday mornings. Space is very limited. Please call Ms. Pat for details and to reserve a spot.

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.

Fall 2013 Trunk Show - Christopher Fischer Southampton
Through July 30, 2013 - Southampton

Nature Nick's Animal Adventure - Long Island Game Farm
Through July 31, 2013 - Manorville

Nature Nick Jacinto is one of the most well known animal handlers in the New York tri-state area. He and his animals have appeared on numerous TV shows and public events throughout the area. His TV credits include The Martha Stewart Show, The Wendy Williams Show, Petkeeping with Marc Morrone, and Good Morning America. His shows are fast-paced, originally scripted and interspersed with his own brand of humor. Each show features 10-12 animals from all corners of the world including, but not limited to, kangaroos, monkeys, alligators, gigantic snakes, owls and falcons.

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.

Playing It Safe - Jewish Children's Museum
Through July 31, 2013 - Crown Heights

The Jewish Children's Museum hosts a series of safety related workshops for children throughout July. A general safety program runs on weekdays (except Fridays, when the museum is closed) with a special event on various Sundays. They include an Open Ambulance Day (July 7 and 14), a Safety Adventure day in which children can learn what street signs tell them (July 21). Consult the Museum's website for more information.

Fun For Cure Adaptive Tennis/Wally Ball - New Rochelle Racquet Club
Through July 31, 2013 - New Rochelle

Every Tuesday at 4pm during the month of July, children with special needs and chronic illnesses (and their parents) are invited to run around on the racquetball courts with their siblings and make new friends. All participants are encouraged and motivated to have non-competitive fun while picking up a few tennis and wallyball skills. Parents can join in but are not required to. Juice and chips are provided for the children. $10 includes equipment, instruction, play time, and a short meeting afterward to assess goals, needs, observations, and progress.

Magic Mondays - Magician Philip Klipper Will Astound You! - Rudy's Restaurant
Through July 31, 2013 - Hartsdale

Every Monday from 5-7pm, Magician Philip Klipper will astound and delight the whole family with his incredible sleight of hand during dinner. July 8, 15, 22, and 29.

12x12 project at QBG - Queens Botanical Garden
Through July 31, 2013 - Flushing

12x12 is a model display of a sustainably-built, off-grid tiny house. The house is a simple modular space with a rainwater-collecting butterfly roof, and wall panels inscribed with text and information from William Powers’ book “12x12” which details his experience living in the structure. These panels will vary and be movable, allowing the structure to grow and evolve as various artists and invited groups take up short-term residence.

12x12 project at QBG - Queens Botanical Garden
Through July 31, 2013 - Flushing

12x12 is a model display of a sustainably-built, off-grid tiny house. The house is a simple modular space with a rainwater-collecting butterfly roof, and wall panels inscribed with text and information from William Powers? book ?12x12? which details his experience living in the structure. These panels will vary and be movable, allowing the structure to grow and evolve as various artists and invited groups take up short-term residence. http://habitatforartists.org/

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.

Magician Philip Klipper Will Astound You! - Ciao! Restaurant
Through July 31, 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. July 4, 11, 18, and 25.

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.

Family Fondue Sundays - The Melting Pot of White Plains
Through July 31, 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 July from 12-4pm. Visit meltingpot.com/white-plains/specials for details.

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.

Tale Waggers Training @ The Field Library - Field Library
Through July 31, 2013 - Peekskill

Kids in 2nd grade and up who love to tell stories will train to join the library's storytelling group and perform in public. Training consists of three sessions, and will meet July 9, 16, and 23. Children will memorize story details, act out parts, and use different voices and gestures. Games and videotaping, with twists, turns, and lots of humor. Sign-up is required.

Yoga Classes for Adults - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through July 31, 2013 - Scarsdale

Yoga is all about being the best you can be physically, mentally, and spiritually. Join in this yoga class, taught by Nancy, a certified yoga and fitness instructor with over 20 years of experience. Classes held outdoors weather permitting, indoors if needed, and run for an hour. Bring your own mat. Call for more information and multi-class discount. Mondays, July 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 at 6:30pm; Fridays, July 5, 12, 19, and 26 at 9am; Saturdays July 6, 13, 20, and 27.

Cassavetes - Brooklyn Academy of Music
Through July 31, 2013 - Brooklyn

Godfather of American independent cinema John Cassavetes led his stable of fearless actors—Peter Falk, Ben Gazzara, Seymour Cassel, and, especially, wife Gena Rowlands—into hitherto uncharted cinematic territory, portraying raw human emotion with radical realism and penetrating insight. His films are guided not by conventional narrative technique, but by the rhythms and interiority of everyday life. All films directed by John Cassavetes unless otherwise noted.

Passport to Imagination - Low-Cost Kids Crafting Classes - Michaels
Through July 31, 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 July 31, 2013 - Pelham Manor

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 July 31, 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.

Free Crafts Saturdays - Straight A's
Through July 31, 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. July 6: Make a Sailing on the Waves picture; July 13: Create a Summer Sun Window Hanging; July 20: Make Finger Print Flowers; July 27: Craft a Fuzzy Chick puppet.

The Walter & Joan Hobbs Art Gallery: Artists' Shows and Receptions - Mineola Public Library
Through July 31, 2013 - Mineola

Join the library's staff downstairs in the Walter & Joan Hobbs Art Gallery. Each month, a different artists' work will be on display for public viewing. The featured artist for July is Stephen Zimic, a photographer who uses high dynamic range photography (HDR) to capture scenic beauty. Come in to view nature, captured at its very best.

Nature Nicks Animal Adventure! - Long Island Game Farm
Through July 31, 2013 - Manorville

“Nature” Nick Jacinto is one of the most well-known animal handlers in the New York tri-state area. He and his animals have appeared on numerous TV shows and public events throughout the area. His TV credits include The Martha Stewart Show, The Wendy Williams Show, Petkeeping with Marc Morrone, and Good Morning America. Nick completed his undergraduate degrees in Early Childhood Education, Special Education, and Speech Communications at St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue, NY. In addition to being a certified teacher, he is also one of the few animal handlers in New York State who currently holds six permits from New York State Department of Environmental Conservation which allow him to showcase many rare and unusual exotic animals. The animals used in Nature Nick’s programs are either former zoo animals who were injured and could not be placed back on exhibit or confiscated exotic pets. His shows are fast-paced, originally scripted and interspersed with his own brand of humor. Each show features 10-12 animals from all corners of the world including, but not limited to, kangaroos, monkeys, alligators, gigantic snakes, owls and falcons. July 1-July 31, 2013.

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

East End Artists of the '50s and '60s - Levis Fine Art
Through August 03, 2013 - New York

As summer approaches, many New York School artists fled East Hampton for safe haven form the gridlock, noises, heat and stress of the City. They continued to work and play hard. Works by Elaine de Kooning, Hedda Sterne, Walter Plate, Ibram Lassaw and Grace Hartigan will be on view during our summer exhibition hours.

'Sleepover,' an original musical - TADA! Youth Theater
Through August 03, 2013 - Chelsea

Pajamas and pillows, songs and snacks, plus a few cute delivery boys? It's a party but it can't start without you.

Maria Joao Salema: Tomorrow, And Tomorrow, And Tomorrow - Rooster Gallery
Through August 04, 2013 - New York

Maria Joao Salema (b.1974, Mozambique) presents her latest paintings on canvas and drafting film, along with a video from a series that was first presented at the Artists Meeting event at Postmasters Gallery in 2011, "Being and Event."

Pilobolus - Joyce Theater
Through August 04, 2013 - New York

Pilobolus presents two new and exciting works for the upcoming season. The first premiere is a collaboration with music video director and choreographer Trish Sie, whose most recent work with Pilobolus, Skyscrapers -- a quick-change color tango -- was one of last summer's hits. The second premiere promises further frontiers as the company collaborates with masters in the field of illusion. The season also features many favorite works from the company's more than forty years of inventive repertory.

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.

Midtown International Theatre Festival 2013 Season - Theatre Building
Through August 04, 2013 - New York

The Midtown International Theatre Festival (MITF) is pleased to announce the lineup of full-length plays and musicals for its fourteenth season, running from July 15 to August 4, 2013 at the June Havoc Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, NYC, 1st floor; the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, NYC, 1st floor; the Main Stage Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, NYC, 4th floor; and the Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, NYC, 4th floor. Tickets are $15 for short plays and $18 for longer plays. Readings are free. Tickets will be available in May at www.midtownfestival.org or by phone at 866-811-4111. The Festival also offers various group discounts and package passes, good for full-length and short plays. The lineup represents submissions in all genres. Nonmusical plays run 45–90 minutes; musicals may go as long as two hours. John Chatterton, MITF executive producer, says he’s excited about this year’s Festival. “It’s as big as or bigger than any previous year. After a rebuilding year, we’re roaring back into prominence as the third-biggest theatre festival in New York City. I’m also very happy with the level of quality of this year’s entries.” Mr. Chatterton created the MITF in 2000, a Midtown alternative to other theatre festivals, as a way to present the finest off-off Broadway talent in convenience, comfort, and safety. In 2003, the MITF moved its activities to their current location, the Theatre Building on W. 36th St., where it has been successfully ensconced since. In 2008 the Festival expanded from two theatres in that building to four, at the WorkShop Theater and Abingdon Theatre Company spaces. The MITF’s artistic emphasis is on the script itself, and therefore the Festival focuses on minimal production values.

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.

Art Adventures: Mix it Up! - Katonah Museum of Art
Through August 08, 2013 - Katonah

This summer, the Katonah Museum of Art's fun-filled art workshops are devoted to the art of collage. Each class explores collage through a different theme and material - get ready to mix and match, combine the unexpected, and creatively reconstruct images. Pre-paid registration required. Students ages 6-12. Discounts provided for multiple workshops or siblings. Please bring lunch. July 11: Mix it up with FACES – create unique portraits that will be displayed in the fall exhibition, "Face to Face: Community Portraits." July 18: Mix it up with PAINT – Paint, deconstruct, layer, and rework materials as part of this messy day of paint and collage combined. July 25: Mix it up with FOUND OBJECTS – Construct a 3-D assemblage using found objects and collected materials. August 1: Mix it up with FANTASY – Combine fragments of found images such as maps, old books, and postcards to create your own fantastical world. August 8: Mix it up with WORDS – Mix images and words with guest poet Pam Hart.

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.

Pelham Art Center’s Faculty and Student Showcase - Pelham Art Center
Through August 09, 2013 - Pelham

Pelham Art Center is pleased to present its highly popular Faculty and Student Showcase. This annual exhibition features both two and three dimensional work in a variety of mediums by the Art Center’s distinguished teachers and enthusiastic students. Exhibited work ranges from charcoal to oils, black and white photographs to digital prints, and mixed media to ceramics. The Faculty and Student Showcase provides a great opportunity to view and collect original work from emerging and established artists. Since its founding in 1970, the Pelham Art Center faculty has grown as the Art Center has increased its course offerings to embrace new media while continuing to provide instruction in traditional techniques. From beginners to accomplished artists, students of all ages who want to explore their creative potential have flourished by working with Pelham Art Center’s teaching artists. More than 1,300 students, from three to ninety-plus years old, attended over 100 visual art classes and workshops offered at the Art Center this past year. These classes are taught by more than thirty art educators, many of whom are participating in this exhibition alongside their students. This free exhibition is on view from July 12 through August 9, 2013. The Opening Reception will take place on Friday, July 12, 6:30-8:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. During the opening, visitors and prospective students of all ages may participate in a free all-age art workshop held in the studios. In addition, the public is invited to meet the teaching artists to discuss course offerings and their work.

PAC Faculty and Student Showcase - Pelham Art Center
Through August 09, 2013 - Pelham

Pelham Art Center's distinguished faculty and enthusiastic students present their new artwork in this popular annual show. Works of various media and subject matter will be on display. July 12 through August 8, Tuesdays-Fridays from 10am-5pm; Saturdays from 10am-4pm.

Goddess Clap Back: Hip-Hop Feminism in Art - CUE Art Foundation
Through August 10, 2013 - New York

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).

Summer Reading Starts! - Fairfield Public Library
Through August 10, 2013 - Fairfield

Register online. Then read and record to get rewards and raffle prizes. Come to the Summer Reading Party on August 8. Go online to the Summer Reading Program Calendar for activities and classes for children of all ages.

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

HEAD - BOSI Contemporary
Through August 11, 2013 - New York

BOSI Contemporary is pleased to announce HEAD, curated by Robert Curcio and D. Dominick Lombardi, a summer time exhibition to fill your head with thoughts and images of sex, industry, religion, soul, “reality”, fantasy and uneasiness. HEAD is an exploration of a physical object, a locus of the personal, contemporary open-ended concepts and concerns. As a result, the wide-ranging and diverse depictions of head in this exhibition present a more universal message.

'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.

Sensory Summer Camp for Preschoolers - Watch Me Grow NYC
Through August 13, 2013 - Manhattan

Shirael Pollack, MSPT, is the owner and director of Watch Me Grow, a pediatric therapy center and children's sensory gym located on Manhattan's Upper West Side and Murray Hill in New York City. She will be offering a sensory summer camp program for preschoolers (ages 3-5) which caters to the needs of young children with delays and autistic children. The six-week summer program will be held at Watch Me Grow's East Side location (361 E. 19th St.) from July 8-Aug. 18, 2013, and will focus on socialization, language, and motor skill development by using sensorimotor activities that encourage thinking, laughing and learning within their 4,000 square foot sensory gym. The camp group will also partake in local community outings. The program will be led by licensed Occupational Therapist Melissa Frey who has over a decade of clinical experience. Each child will be screened beforehand and placed in smaller groups based on their developmental level. For shy preschoolers who needs to improve their social skills (e.g. a child who doesn't have a playdate), this camp provides an environment where kids can form friendships through fun activities with other children in small groups. Parental Education: At Watch Me Grow, advocacy and education are key components of the program. While at most child day camps, parents pick up and drop off their kids. Shirael and her team assess individual child needs and identify how to help improve children’s focuses on socialization, language, and motor development through sensorimotor activities. Shirael then provides comprehensive evaluations and suggestions for parents on how they can help their children at home. Register by March 15, 2013 and receive $150 discount. Want to save more? Ask about the referral program for deeper discounts.

Straphangers' Hangout - New York Transit Museum
Through August 13, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

The New York Transit Museum announced the first session of "Straphangers' Hangout," a new weekly program for 3-5 year-olds with special needs. Through stories, movement, and art making, Straphangers' Hangout will create a fun and welcoming environment for the museum's youngest special needs visitors. Different books, songs and art projects will be offered each week, along with opportunities to explore interactive, kid-friendly exhibits about electricity, subways and buses in New York City. Participants will also have the chance to experience the vintage subway car collection on the museum's platform level. Caregivers participate along with their children and are an integral part of the program. Nancy Schwartz, the museum's special needs educator, will lead the activities, creating a comfortable space for special needs families to explore the world of public transit and have a blast at the same time. Each session costs $10 and participants can sign up for as many or as few as they like. The program runs weekly from July 9 through Aug. 13. Straphangers' Hangout is all about embracing special needs families in a cultural environment where they feel welcome.

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.

Dance, Art, Yoga, Music Classes - Theresa Academy of Performing Arts
Through August 14, 2013 - Lido Beach

Summer classes at TAPA! Dance, Yoga, Art, Music. Each class meets once a week for a 6-week period. Explore the arts after camp/summer school.

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.

106.7 Lite FM Presents Broadway in Bryant Park - Bryant Park
Through August 15, 2013 - Midtown

Welcome back Broadway in Bryant Park presented by 106.7 Lite FM, Broadway and Off-Broadway lunchtime performances free of charge. This year's lineup of the "Broadway in Bryant Park" series presented by 106.7 Lite FM is comprised of the most critically acclaimed and popular shows in theater, making it the strongest lineup yet. The on- and off- Broadway lunch hour performances will hosted by 106.7 Lite FM's fan favorite on-air personalities Delilah, Helen Little, Rich Kaminski and even co-hosted by Broadway stars, such as the cast of Tony Award-Winning Best Play "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike." The performances will run every Thursday, starting Thursday July 11 at 12:30pm through Thursday, Aug. 15 on the Bryant Park Stage. The event is open to the public and absolutely free. The line-up includes talent from several Tony nominated shows and some past winners such as "Pippin", "Kinky Boots", "Once", "Motown: The Musical", "Annie", and "Wicked."

Hands-On Gardening Activities for Families: Pickle Me! - New York Botanical Garden - Howell Family Garden
Through August 16, 2013 - Bronx

Go on a Pickle Parade through the Family Garden to learn about plants - both familiar and unfamiliar - that take part in the pickling process. Learn what it takes to pickle and make your very own batch of pickles to savor back at home. Cooking demonstrations at 2pm and 4pm on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays through August 16. Plants and imaginations grow at the Howell Family Garden, where kids are allowed - no, encouraged! - to play in the dirt. Display gardens such as the Global Gardens and the Breakfast Bowl, and other daily activities, delight and inspire.

Diane Arbus / Lisette Model: Great Photographs of the 20th Century - Hasted Kraeutler
Through August 16, 2013 - New York

The annual Great Photographs of the 20th Century exhibition offers an opportunity for collectors and the public to view important, rare, vintage photographs that would usually be restricted to a museum setting.

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.

Peripheral Rose - Longhouse Projects
Through August 16, 2013 - New York

A group exhibition comprised of works by Jessica Dickinson, Nathan Dilworth, and Max Warsh.

Futo Akiyoshi - A Faithful Antinomy - Longhouse Projects
Through August 16, 2013 - New York

Berlin-based Japanese artist Akiyoshi's first solo exhibition with the gallery.

REGISTER TODAY for BAX's Summer Arts Program! - Brooklyn Arts Exchange
Through August 16, 2013 - Brooklyn

July 1 – August 16, 2013 | 9:00am–3:00pm Drop off begins at 8:30 am | Extended Day Program 3:00 – 5:00 pm (optional) For children entering grades K-6. NanoBAXers - entering Kindergarten to entering 1st grade MegaBAXers - entering 2nd grade to entering 3rd grade GigaBAXers – entering 4th grade to entering 6th grade Register for one week, mix-and match, or register for all seven. For more information, visit http://youth.bax.org/summer. No particular talent or experience is necessary only interest and curiosity. Over the summer, our youngest students are offered a different specialty workshop each day of the week, while our older students concentrate on one specialty area over the course of an entire week, culminating in an informal performance for friends and families. Children will explore their own creative voice through specialties including CREATIVE CIRCUS, MEDIA MADNESS, TUMBLE MOVES, 'TOON TIME, GOTTA SING! GOTTA DANCE!, YOU GOTTA HAVE ART, and BEACH BLANKET BINGO. Led by School Breaks Director, Andrew Jannetti who has been dancing, choreographing, and teaching in NYC since 1976. He is currently a full time dance educator at PS 79 in Whitestone, Queens, and has been a teaching artist at PS 115 for the past two years. He holds a Masters in Dance Education from the Steinhardt School at NYU. For more information, visit http://youth.bax.org/summer.

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.

The Art of Eric Fowler - Society of Illustrators
Through August 17, 2013 - New York

Eric Fowler has been documenting the everyday world around us through his paintings for well over a quarter of a century. His work has been compared to that of American painter Edward Hopper. While Hopper is considered a realist, Fowler is better described as an expressionist, as his work is an expression of inner experience rather than solely realist portrayal, as he seeks to depict not objective reality but the subjective emotions and responses that objects and events arouse in him.

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.

Summer Program at the HSBC Children's Garden at QBG - Queens Botanical Garden
Through August 22, 2013 - Flushing

The HSBC Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers children in our diverse metropolitan area a rare opportunity to learn about science and nature through practical, hands-on experiences in an outdoor environment. When summer arrives, the fun and learning heat up, as children make salads from their spring vegetable plantings, bake cookies in a solar oven, learn about climate and environment, raise and release butterflies, plant delicious summer vegetables, conduct scavenger hunts, build planters and terrariums and lots more! Ages 5 through 12. Summer I – Mondays & Wednesdays, July 8-August 21, 9am to 4pm. 7 weeks: July 8 – August 21: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members. July only: July 8-July 31: $441 QBG members / $490 non-members. August only: August 5-21: $378 QBG members / $420 non-members. Summer II – Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 9-August 22, 9am to 4pm. 7 weeks: July 9-August 22: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members. July only: July 9-August 1: $441 QBG members / $490 non-members. August only: August 6-22: $378 QBG members / $420 non-members. OR -- create your own schedule! Contact us about other flexible options. [email protected] or call 718-886-3800 ext. 237

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.

Summer Discovery Tuesdays - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Through August 27, 2013 -

Preschoolers and their families can enjoy a workshop where they'll learn about plants and animals at a hands-on discovery station. There's a story time, a garden hunt, and the chance to take home a plant or make a nature craft. There will be a different theme each week.

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-August 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.

Life After Divorce For Women - Life Coaching for Women
Through August 30, 2013 - Bellmore

Sign up for a free one-hour life coaching session on life after divorce. Who are you now? What positive things have you learned about yourself? What does your future look like? What goals have you set? Learn techniques on how to move forward and enjoy life with the New You! Visit the website, call, or email [email protected]

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.

Bruce Davidson - Time of Change: Civil Rights Photographs, 1961-1965 - Howard Greenberg Gallery
Through August 30, 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.

Summer Storywalk: 'The World is Waiting for You' - White Plains Public Library
Through August 30, 2013 - White Plains

Kids will want to dig in and discover that the world is waiting for them to explore as they follow the Summer StoryWalk based on the book entitled "The World is Waiting for You" by Barbara Kerley. Published by National Geographic, this book includes amazing photographs of incredible places. Open to families with children in grades 1-6 beginning Monday, July 1 and continuing through Friday, August 30 (closed July 4). Storywalk instructions are available at the Children's Information Desk (The Compass) in The Trove. Participants must sign in there before proceeding on the walk. Children in grades 1-3 must be accompanied by an adult on the walk. Children in grades 4-6 may follow the walk without an adult.

The Puppet Project - Long Island Children's Museum
Through August 30, 2013 - Garden City

Puppets have been crafted for thousands of years and used for storytelling around the world. Join in the fun as you design and engineer your own stick and rod puppet. Use exciting materials to build your own character as you learn how to create and operate your new creation. Develop your puppets character and learn how to perform for family and friends. This program runs through August 30.

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.

Shell Swap - Cold Spring Habor Whaling Museum
Through August 31, 2013 - Cold Spring Harbor

Bring a shell, rock, or interesting beach item to swap at an outdoor swap table any time. Have fun making a trade with other shells and beach objects. Daily, July 1-August 31, 2013.

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.

Macy's Fishing Clinics - Prospect Park Wellhouse
Through August 31, 2013 - Windsor Terrace

Learn to fish safely and responsibly at these fishing clinics, which Macy's has sponsored for more than 50 years. Participants will learn best practices for fishing and realize how much fun fishing can be. This is a catch and release program.

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.

NYC Eco-House at QBG - Queens Botanical Garden
Through August 31, 2013 - Flushing

Community Environmental Center EcoHouse is a unique experience. It’s a mobile, cutting-edge and interactive exhibit that lets you see behind the walls and underneath the floor of a home. You will learn how your house or apartment really works. A 21st-century classroom for students of all ages, the Community Environmental Center EcoHouse helps you understand how to save energy, save money and protect the natural world around you.

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.

Marine Life Study Cruises - Maritime Aquarium
Through August 31, 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. Daily, July 1-August 31, 2013.

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

Rent roller skates, helmets, and safety equipment.

Checkmate 101 - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
Through August 31, 2013 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn chess instructor, Zebedee Collins, teaches skills and strategies to help take your game to the next level. The class is best for beginning players, but all players are welcome. Boards are limited so come early!

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.

Swingin' with the All Stars: Louis Armstrong & Baseball - Louis Armstrong House Museum
Through August 31, 2013 - Corona

Baseball was Louis Armstrong's favorite sport and he followed it passionately. A longtime Brooklyn Dodgers fan, Louis switched to the New York Mets in the late 60s, even attending the deciding game 5 of the 1969 World Series. This exhibit includes photos and artifacts exploring Louis's relationship with the game. Though a Mets and Dodgers fan, this exhibit features Louis's connections to the Yankees, namely through his manager, Joe Glaser, who was a legendary Yankee fan who attended nearly every home game. When Louis was mobbed by fans during a tour of Buenos Aires in 1957, he asked Glaser to have Yogi Berra send a catcher's mask to protect his "chops." Swingin' with the All Stars includes a photo of Louis in Yogi's mask! Includes Louis's handwritten list of "my four choice Dodger players at all times," a photo of Louis backstage with Dodgers Don Newcombe and Junior Gilliam, a rare Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald "baseball card" from Holland, and one of Louis's famed tape box collages featuring a photo of the trumpeter with New York Yankees Phil Rizzuto and Joe Collins. The exhibit also contains information about Louis's "Secret 9" baseball team. In the summer of 1931, Louis returned to New Orleans for the first time since leaving it for Chicago in 1922. While there, Armstrong took interest in a sandlot team, bought them brand new equipment and uniforms and renamed them "Armstrong's Secret 9." The exhibit will include a photo of the Secret 9, an advertisement for one of their games taken from one of Louis's oldest scrapbooks, and a humorous excerpt from an unpublished 1955 manuscript in which Armstrong details how the players were so proud of their new uniforms that they refused to slide and lost every game!

NYC Eco-House at QBG - Queens Botanical Garden
Through August 31, 2013 - Flushing

Community Environmental Center EcoHouse is a unique experience. It?s a mobile, cutting-edge and interactive exhibit, see behind the walls and underneath the floor of a home. Learn how your house or apartment really works. A 21st-century classroom for students of all ages, the Community Environmental Center EcoHouse helps families understand how to save energy, save money and protect the natural world.

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.

Design Zone - New York Hall of Science
Through September 01, 2013 - Flushing

Kids can create a video game, practice their DJ Skills, or build a roller coaster while exploring how each uses math and science. Find out how videogame developers, music producers, roller coaster designers and other creative problem solvers use math and science to meet their design challenges. Price includes NYSCi admission.

Long Island's Auto Racing Heritage - Ward Melville Heritage Organization
Through September 02, 2013 - Stony Brook

Come celebrate the five racetracks of Long Island: Bridgehampton, Freeport, Riverhead, Islip and Vanderbilt and see many of the cars that raced there.

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 younger than 6 years old require an adult rider with them. Toby and Goliath will be visiting the Beardsley Zoo through September 2.

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.

Pirate Snorkel Adventure - Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
Through September 02, 2013 - Riverhead

Locate missing treasure while experiencing the beauty and magic of tropical snorkeling. While searching, be sure to see how many different types of fish you can identify. The aquarium is stocked with plenty, including fish from all around the world. And when you're done, walk away with some booty of your own – a $2.00 arcade card good at the Family Fun Center. Contact [email protected] June 30-September 2, 2013.

Long Island's Auto Racing Heritage - Ward Melville Heritage Organization
Through September 02, 2013 - Stony Brook

WMHO Educational and Cultural Center celebrates the five Long Island racetracks, Freeport, Bridgehampton, Riverhead, Islip and Vanderbilt. July 13-September 2, 2013.

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.

Susannah Ray: What are the Wild Waves Saying - Bonni Benrubi
Through September 07, 2013 - New York

This new project by Rockaway artist Susannah Ray and WNYC radio producer Jen Poyant includes 14 new images from Ray presented with Poyant's audio score. The show examines the effects last year's hurricane had on the community of the Rockaways in New York, both on the lives of people who have chosen to call the area home, and on the environment itself.

Long Island Abstraction - Spanierman Modern
Through September 07, 2013 - New York

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.

Naturally Curious - New York Botanical Garden - Everett Children's Adventure Garden
Through September 08, 2013 - Bronx

In the Everett Children's Adventure Garden, adventure abounds for kids of all ages with art and science activities such as mixing paints and creating science notebooks. Kids will discover their inner scientists and ask questions about the world. Each child will practice problem-solving skills before setting off on an adventure to find medicinal plants. In the tradition of the Renaissance, students will also use an album amicorum, or "Book of Memories," to record any plant observations or descriptions that they make during their visit.

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.

The Woolworth Building @ 100 - Skyscraper Museum
Through September 08, 2013 - New York

Nicknamed "the Cathedral of Commerce," in 1913, the neo-gothic skyscraper became the dominant silhouette on the New York skyline and took the title of world's tallest office building. At 792 feet to the tip of its spire, the skyscraper was a marvel of early 20th-century technology and a masterpiece of the architectural arts. This exhibition examines the achievements of its designers and builders-from the advanced technology of its engineering and construction to the extraordinary abundance and intricate variety of its handmade terra-cotta ornament.

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.

XFR STN (Transfer Station) - New Museum
Through September 08, 2013 - New York

In collaboration with the Monday/Wednesday/Friday Video Club, this exhibition/lab will highlight the need for media migration services to preserve creative production. The project will provide the public with transferring services for artist-originated content.

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.

Abstract ‘Summer’ Paintings - THE OUT NYC
Through September 17, 2013 - New York

Artist and award-winning graphic designer, John Kneapler, has unveiled an NYC exhibition of his new “Summer” collection featuring large-scale, gestural abstract landscape paintings in the lobby of THE OUT NYC located at 510 West 42nd Street (42nd Street between 10th and 11th Aves, Manhattan). The artwork, defined by powerful brushstrokes and a wonderful sense of fluidity, captures the color and movement of growing up near the water in Miami, Florida. “Summer” is on display and open to the public at THE OUT NYC through September 17, 2013. For more information regarding John Kneapler and, please visit www.johnkneaplerdesign.com.

Flags Across America: The Photographs of Robert Carley - Bruce Museum
Through September 22, 2013 - Greenwich

After witnessing the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 from his Stamford office, Darien native and artist Robert Carley made it his hobby to capture the American spirit by taking photographs of Old Glory in many different forms including a chain-link fence, a pick-up truck, a surfboard and a farm silo. Flags Across America celebrates the American flag with approximately 30 photographic prints. July 14-September 22, 2013.

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 includes 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.

WATCHING WESTPORT: 50 Years of Art by Gabrielle A. Dearborn - Westport Library
Through September 25, 2013 - Westport

A selection of paintings and drawings will be on exhibit by the late Scottish-born artist who lived on Wright St. in Westport for five decades and painted everything she saw in town, at the beach, and in her own back yard. Through September 25.

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.

F�te Paradiso, World's First Festival of Vintage French Carnival Rides and Carousels - Governors Island
Through September 29, 2013 - NY

F�te Paradiso, World?s First Festival of Vintage French Carnival Rides and Carousels July 6 - September 29, 10 a.m. ? 7 p.m. (Weekends only) Governors Island, NYC F�te Paradiso, the world?s first festival of vintage French carnival rides and carousels, makes American debut on Governors Island. The rare, museum-quality collection, including a full carnival of attractions from the late 19th and early 20th century, such as carousels, flying swings and a pipe organ, is available for the public to ride and enjoy. A bumper car pavilion from 1900 has been transformed into a beer garden, and food reminiscent of a French carnival will be served. F�te Paradiso will be open every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. ? 6:30 p.m. F�te Paradiso will run from July 6 ? September 29. Admission is free; rides cost only $3.00 each. Free ferries will run to Governors Island from Manhattan and Brooklyn. For more information, visit FeteParadiso.com. Location: Governors Island, New York City Visitors from Manhattan should take the ferry from the Battery Maritime Building, on the corner of South and Whitehall Streets. Ferries leave at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and every half hour after until 7 p.m. Return ferries to Manhattan leave every half hour beginning at 10:30 a.m. with the last ferry departing Governors Island at 7 p.m. Visitors from Brooklyn should take the ferry from Brooklyn Bridge Park?s Pier 6 at the foot of Atlantic Avenue beginning at 11 a.m. Ferries run back and forth every hour from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Visitors to the Island can also take the East River Ferry Service for $4. For a full schedule of the East River Ferry and for fare information, visit http://www.nywaterway.com/erf-home.aspx. of the East River Ferry and for fare information visit http://www.nywaterway.com/erf-home.aspx.

Fête Paradiso, World’s First Festival of Vintage French Carnival Rides and Carousels - Governors Island
Through September 29, 2013 - NY

Fête Paradiso, the world’s first festival of vintage French carnival rides and carousels, makes American debut on Governors Island. The rare, museum-quality collection, including a full carnival of attractions from the late 19th and early 20th century, such as carousels, flying swings and a pipe organ, is available for the public to ride and enjoy. A bumper car pavilion from 1900 has been transformed into a beer garden, and food reminiscent of a French carnival will be served. Fête Paradiso will be open every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Fête Paradiso will run from July 6 – September 29. Admission is free; rides cost only $3.00 each. Free ferries will run to Governors Island from Manhattan and Brooklyn. For more information, visit FeteParadiso.com. Location: Governors Island, New York City. Visitors from Manhattan should take the ferry from the Battery Maritime Building, on the corner of South and Whitehall Streets. Ferries leave at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and every half hour after until 7 p.m. Return ferries to Manhattan leave every half hour beginning at 10:30 a.m. with the last ferry departing Governors Island at 7 p.m. Visitors from Brooklyn should take the ferry from Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6 at the foot of Atlantic Avenue beginning at 11 a.m. Ferries run back and forth every hour from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Visitors to the Island can also take the East River Ferry Service for $4. For a full schedule of the East River Ferry and for fare information, visit http://www.nywaterway.com/erf-home.aspx.

The New Street Types of New York - Alice Austen House
Through September 29, 2013 - Staten Island

Alice Austen?s groundbreaking portfolio ?Street Types of New York? from 1894, marks her as one of the earliest female street photographers who captured the changing face of the city?s working class just before the turn of the century. Today a new generation of photographers continues her legacy of documenting the ever-changing city. This exhibition includes work by: Alice Austen, Chris Arnade, Alice Attie, Dmitry Gudkov, Peter Funch, Andy Jones, Wayne Lawrence, Erica McDonald, Greg Miller, Christina Paige, Susanna Ray, Richard Renaldi, Ruddy Roye, Geordie Wood, and AnRong Xu. The New Street Types draws connections from early street portraiture like that of Alice Austen (1866-1952) to contemporary image-makers. The artists selected for the exhibition work in a similar style to Austen, often employing large format photography to create portraits of New York City?s diverse communities and subcultures ? including the outer fringes of the expanding city like the Rockaways and Orchard Beach. In addition to the contemporary images, Alice Austen?s rare and fascinating ?Street Types? portfolio, produced c.1896 by the Albertype Company, will be on display. The Alice Austen House is open Tuesday-Sunday 11am-5pm and is handicap accessible.

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."

5th Annual StoryWalk - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through September 29, 2013 - Scarsdale

Take a guided walk along the woodland trail while enjoying a favorite children's storybook, "Chipmunk at Hollow Tree Lane," by Victoria Sherrow. Bookmarks and passes for a free CPKids Meal will be available in the Manor House. Sponsored by California Pizza Kitchen. Recommended for ages 8 and younger. Free through Sept. 29.

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.

Fete Paradiso - Governors Island
Through September 30, 2013 - Governors Island

Revel in the nostalgia of vintage French carousels and carnival rides. As the event's promoter's describe, "F?te Paradiso will transport adults and children to a charming Parisian street fair of a bygone era." Fantasies aside, you and the kidlets will enjoy carousels, flying swings, a pipe organ, and an original "bicycle carousel" which, back in its time, was created to encourage Parisiens to use a then-new mode of transport: the bicycle!

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.

Brooklyn Bridge & Beyond Tour - Bike and Roll NYC
Through October 01, 2013 - New York

Explore Manhattan AND Brooklyn by bike! Start in lower Manhattan and cross both the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges and thrill to the views from their peak points. Pedal through up-and-coming DUMBO, plus historic Brooklyn Heights. Stop on the Promenade where the most famous vista of Manhattan's skyline can be enjoyed. Great for visitors who want to get beyond Manhattan and into some of the city's most interesting neighborhoods.

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.

Animal Adventures - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through October 01, 2013 - Crown Heights

Kids learn about and touch live animals from the Museum's living collection.

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.

See It Big - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through October 01, 2013 - Crown Heights

Children, age 4 and older, experiment with microscopes, binoculars, and magnifying glasses.

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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Through October 12, 2013 - New York City

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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.

Exhibition: Remix: Selections from the International Collage Center - Katonah Museum of Art
Through October 13, 2013 - Katonah

"Remix" weaves the narrative of collage through the history of modern and contemporary art. Coined in the early 20th century from the French word coller, meaning to glue or stick, the term "collage" originally described a revolutionary method of art-making. Over time its definition has expanded to represent an approach to and perception of the modern world. The 100 artists featured in the exhibition utilize collage's core conceptual traits - heterogeneity, fragmentation, and appropriation - to address with clarity and immediacy the circumstances of their times. Remix explores the impact of collage on artistic and cultural expression and gathers together the diverse fragments of a rich artistic tradition. On view through October 13. Museum hours: Tuesdays through Saturdays: 10am-5pm; Sundays: 12-5pm. Closed Mondays.

Iceland - Schaefer Landing
Through October 16, 2013 - Brooklyn

A collection of large-scale photographs based on Iceland and its landscape. Opening Reception: July 16, 6-8pm.

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.

Tesla's Wonderful World of Electricity - New York Hall of Science
Through October 20, 2013 - Flushing Meadows, Queens

Tesla's Wonderful World of Electricity presents working models of the late scientist's inventions, models of his laboratories and plants, photographic reproductions and a narrative about Tesla's life and work. Tesla's inventions—he held nearly 300 registered patents in 26 countries—are still integral to today's home appliances, industrial plants, and factories. His contributions range from his most significant invention—the alternating current (AC) motor—to x-rays, remote controls and fluorescent lighting. Tesla contributed to machine engineering with his original solutions for bladeless turbines and pumps, applying his novel principle of providing propulsion through fluids. He patented solutions in the field of speed meters and ventilators, and worked on the construction of various types of fountains. His patent for an aircraft with vertical takeoff and landing combines the features of an airplane and a helicopter—an idea that was not realized for another several decades. "It is impossible to measure the significance of Nikola Tesla's influence on our modern world," said Margaret Honey, president and CEO of NYSCI. "He was ahead of his time in countless ways and yet he was a quintessential hero of his era: visionary, multi-talented and eccentric. His legacy persists in the numerous devices and technologies that were made possible by his innovations." "Tesla was a man graced with inspiration, incredibly broad scientific knowledge, enormous energy, courage, patience and persistence," said Vladimir Jelenkovic, Director of the Nikola Tesla Museum. "His visionary creativity paved the way for our lifestyle of today, fundamentally underpinned by the distribution of electrical power over great distances as well as the wireless world of communication." Tesla's Wonderful World of Electricity consists of photographs and documents of major events in Tesla's life, including his heritage and family, professional career, his contributions to various scientific fields, and some of the awards and recognitions he received throughout his life. The exhibition also includes models of his facilities as well as several of his most significant inventions. Among the items represented are induction motors with egg-shaped and disc-shaped rotors, a Tesla coil, Tesla's pump with computer-animated working principles, a model of the Adams' power station on the Niagara River, a model of Tesla's laboratory in Colorado Springs, and a model of Tesla's airplane with vertical takeoff and landing capability.

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.

Guided Tours - Stony Brook Grist Mill
Through October 27, 2013 - Stony Brook

Listed on the NYS and National Register of Historic Places, the Stony Brook Grist Mill, c. 1751, offers the experience of a working grist mill today with the only female "miller" in the U.S. as your guide. Saturdays and Sundays through October 27.

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.

Summer Events - Stony Point Lighthouse and Battlefield
Through October 31, 2013 - Stony Point

Bring your family for a living history lesson and learn about the role Stony Point played in the American Revolution. Check out an 18th century Soldier's Camp Saturdays 10am-4pm and Sundays 12-4pm. See an artillery drill featuring the battlefield's 6-pounder cannon Saturdays and Sundays at 3pm. Battlefield tours are held Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm. All events are weather and staffing permitting. Call before your visit to confirm.

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.

Saturday Story Time - Greenlight Bookstore
Through October 31, 2013 - Brooklyn

Saturday Story Time is geared toward kids ages 3 to 8 and their families. Authors and illustrators of picture books often visit us on Saturdays to present their new books, and neighborhood performers sometimes read as well.

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

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.

Try It Tuesdays - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through October 31, 2013 - Crown Heights

Children explore, learn, and discover as they try out science, art, and language in fun and exciting ways.

Wonderment Wednesdays - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through October 31, 2013 - Crown Heights

Kids explore and uncover amazing wonders from the Museum's collection. Unravel the mysterious secrets of objects from across the ocean and right in our own backyards.

Folktale Fridays - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through October 31, 2013 - Crown Heights

From African folktales to Aesop's Fables, animals can teach us so much! Come hear a cherished tale and meet our featured creature!

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.

Alex Katz: What About Style? - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through October 31, 2013 - Roslyn Harbor

For more than 50 years, painter Alex Katz has resisted trends in modern art to pioneer and refine his own style of flat, elegant, and realistic figure painting. What About Style? offers an uncluttered view of this American maverick. Filmmaker and art critic Heinz Peter Schwerfel captures the elusive Katz working in his Maine studio and his Soho flat, laboring over a 32-foot painting called The Black Brook. Interviews, archival footage, images of his subjects, and a virtual tour of 20 Katz paintings are combined to convey his unique style of art. No reservations. First come, first seated. The exhibition runs through October 31.

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.

Summer Sculpture Series - Morgan Library & Museum
Through November 03, 2013 - New York

This summer, the Morgan will continue its annual sculpture series with a large-scale installation by Berlin-based artist Monika Grzymala.

PERSOL MAGNIFICENT OBSESSIONS: 30 stories of craftsmanship in film - Museum of the Moving Image
Through November 10, 2013 - Astoria

A three-year exhibition series presented by Persol, celebrating stories of obsessive workmanship behind some of cinema's most iconic and compelling on-screen moments. This third and final installment of the exhibition explores the work of ten esteemed filmmakers, designers, and technicians through a presentation of rarely seen props and costumes, behind-the-scenes research notes, sketches, video interviews, and materials used in the pre-production process. Spotlight artists include Ang Lee, Walter Murch, Slawomir Idziak, Jeannine Oppewall, Jennifer Connelly, Johnny Depp, Charlie Kaufman, Spike Jonze, Theadora Van Runkle, Julie Weiss, and Eiko Ishioka.

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.

Hunt's Point Farmers' Market - Msr. Raul Del Valle Square at Southern Boulevard and E.163rd Street
Through November 17, 2013 - Bronx

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

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 40 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.

Ramsey Farmers Market - Ramsey Farmers Market
Through November 24, 2013 - Ramsey

This weekly market features 35 vendors with organic and traditional produce, artisan breads and cheeses, local honey, homemade pastas and sauces, local wine, organic hummus and prepared foods, gourmet olive oils and balsamic vinegar, homemade jams, spices, fresh fish, and more. Parents can shop while their kids enjoy music, crafts, and other special events. Check out the web site for details of weekly highlights. Sundays through November 24.

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.

Grow NYC: Elmhurst Greenmarket - Elmhurst Hospital
Through November 26, 2013 - Elmhurst

Enjoy this market located along an entrance to Elmhurst hospital, which offers a variety of local produce, orchard fruit, picked at its peak of ripeness, hearty vegetables grown in the nutrient-rich soil of Orange County's "Black Dirt" region, and freshly baked bread, pastries and granola. The market, which is open on Tuesdays thru November 26, promotes healthy living, offering recipes and cooking demonstrations to entice even the most timid of eaters and home cooks.

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.

Legends of the Dead Ball Era (1900-1919) in the Collection of Jefferson R. Burdick - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through December 01, 2013 - New York

This selection of baseball cards from the collection of Jefferson R. Burdick includes such Hall of Famers as Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner, Tris Speaker, Eddie Collins, and Napoleon Lajoie -- who are still among the all-time hit leaders -- and the pitchers Walter Johnson and Christy Mathewson, who trail only the indomitable Cy Young in career wins. The exhibition also includes outstanding players who were never inducted to the Hall of Fame such as Smoky Joe Wood and Shoeless Joe Jackson, whose hard-hitting career ended abruptly after the 1919 scandal in which Chicago White Sox players participated in a conspiracy to fix the World Series.

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.

First Fridays in Nyack - Downtown Nyack
Through December 06, 2013 - Nyack

The Nyack Art Collective teams up local artists and businesses for a special events to be held the first friday of each month through the end of the year. Beginning July 5, and each First Friday of the month, downtown Nyack will feature art openings, interactive "happenings," body and face painting, music, jugglers, and more.

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.

Behind the Screen - Museum of the Moving Image
Through December 22, 2013 - Astoria

The core exhibition of the Museum, a one-of-a-kind experience that immerses visitors in the creative and technical process of producing, promoting, and presenting films, television shows, and digital entertainment. Occupying 15,000 square feet of the Museum's second and third floors, the exhibition reveals the skills, material resources, and artistic decisions that go into making moving images. Behind the Screen also introduces visitors to the history of the moving image, from nineteenth-century optical toys to the present-day impact of digital tools on film editing and post-production. Children under the age of fourteen must be accompanied by an adult of eighteen years or older. Artifacts: The exhibition incorporates approximately 1,400 artifacts from the Museum's collection of the material culture of the moving image. These include historic film and television cameras, projectors, television sets, sound recording equipment, costumes, set design sketches and models, make-up, fan magazines, posters, and an outstanding collection of licensed merchandise—dolls, toys, board games, lunch boxes, and more. The Museum has also been a pioneer in collecting video arcade and console games, which are on exhibit and available for play by visitors. Recently acquired objects on view include makeup used on the stars of Sex in the City, a mechanical prop designed by Mike Marino for a climactic scene in Black Swan, and molds and prototypes produced during the creation of a King Kong action figure. Computer-based interactive experiences: Visitors may record their own movements as a sequence of still photographs that can be printed out and made into a flipbook; create their own stop-motion animations, which they can save and email; record their voices over dialogue from a film, following the same procedure that actors use when dubbing their lines in post-production; choose sound effects to add to the images of well-known movies and television shows; add music to scenes from movies, and to experience how music affects mood and tone. Audio-visual material: Behind the Screen includes nearly four hours of audio-visual material that ranges from film clips related to the artifacts on display; projections of the earliest kinetoscope films, The Great Train Robbery, and selections from The Jazz Singer and Nanook of the North, all of which bring key moments in film history vividly to life; special videos, including The First Movies about Etienne Jules Marey and Chuck Workman's Precious Images; and a simulation of a live TV control room, taking visitors inside the room where director Bill Webb called the shots for the broadcast of a game between the New York Mets and San Diego Padres. Commissioned artworks: Artworks created especially for incorporation into Behind the Screen are Tut's Fever by Red Grooms and Lysiane Luong, a real movie theater equipped for video that seats thirty-five; TV Lounge by Jim Isermann, an environment resembling a 1960s living room; and Feral Fount by Gregory Barsamian, a stroboscopic zoetrope using 97 sculptures rotating on an armature to create a short animation.

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.

Space No. 1 - Extreme Kids and Crew
Through December 31, 2013 - Bedford-Stuyvesant

An initiative of Extreme Kids and Crew, Space No. 1 offers a safe, sensory play space where special need children and their parents can play, teach, learn, sing, sprawl, and swing. An array of multi-sensory equipment provides for this.

Open Play - The Gym Park
Through December 31, 2013 - Greenpoint

Kids have fun, exercise, and enjoy alot of gymnastic-based sensory input. Use our 2,800-square-foot facility to explore, discover and help increase your child's awareness with positive play habits and a fun social environment. The Gym Park also offers a wide range of other programs including gymnastics and physical education for home-schooled children.

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.

Story Time with Emily - The Moxie Spot
Through December 31, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Emily, The Moxie Spot's resident storyteller, reads for the young and impressionable.

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.

Sensory Room Family Hours - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through January 01, 2014 - Crown Heights

The Museum's inclusive sensory space engages children of all abilities. This room provides a welcoming environment for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and Sensory Integration disorder.

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.

Grand Processsion: Dolls from the Charles and Valerie Diker Collection - National Museum of the American Indian
Through January 05, 2014 - New York

Grand Procession celebrates Native identity through 23 colorful and meticulously detailed objects that are much more than dolls. Traditionally made by female relatives using buffalo hair, hide, porcupine quills, and shells, figures like these have long served as both toys and teaching tools for American Indian communities. Outfitted in intricate regalia, these dolls—on loan from the Charles and Valerie Diker Collection—represent Plains and Plateau tribes and the work of five artists: Rhonda Holy Bear (Cheyenne River Lakota), Joyce Growing Thunder (Assiniboine/Sioux), Juanita Growing Thunder Fogarty (Assiniboine/Sioux), Jessa Rae Growing Thunder (Assiniboine/Sioux), and Jamie Okuma (Luiseño and Shoshone-Bannock). Their superb craftsmanship and attention to detail imbue these figures with a remarkable presence and power, turning a centuries-old tradition into a contemporary art form.

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.

In Vogue: A Runway of 19th Century Women's Fashion - Fairfield Museum and History Center
Through January 05, 2014 - Fairfield

The exhibit features the fashion-forward women of the late-18th and 19th centuries. Every decade from 1780 to 1900 will be on the runway. From cage hoop skirts to sleeves so large a woman could barely turn her head, this exhibit will emphasize the making of a fashionable woman throughout the Colonial, Regency, and Victorian Eras of Fairfield's history. Peer through a sea of posh hats to catch a glimpse of these historical fashionistas. July 20, 2013 - January 5, 2014.

Gateway to Himalayan Art - The Rubin Museum
Through January 06, 2014 - New York

Marking the first in a series of yearly rotations, nearly twenty works of art add new dimensions and context to Gateway to Himalayan Art. Visitors will notice a greater emphasis on Hindu works, with beautiful examples from India and Nepal ranging from 12th to 19th centuries, as well as intricately-detailed thangka paintings, manuscript pages, and textiles. In every iteration, Gateway acquaints new and long-time friends of the museum with the principal concepts of Himalayan art, including important deities and symbols, the materials and techniques used in creating works of art, and the purposes and functions of these works in their sacred and secular contexts. And don't forget to pick up your Gateway Looking Guide to help you identify important figures and symbols throughout the museum. It's yours to keep.

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.

Penguins (IMAX film) - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 09, 2014 - New York

A new giant-screen adventure following a very special King Penguin as he returns to his birthplace in the sub-Antarctic. Narrated by world-renowned naturalist Sir David Attenborough.

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.

Animal Feeding at Earthplace - Earthplace
Through January 01, 2015 - Westport

Ever wonder what you feed a turkey vulture? Curious about how a box turtle chews with no teeth? Join Earthplace staff in the Animal Hall and Connecticut Birds of Prey exhibit for scheduled feeding times. Earthplace staff will be able to answer all your questions while giving each of the animals their daily meal. On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays watch the animals in Animal Hall get fed. On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays it's time to feed the Birds of Prey. The activity takes place year-round.

NY See The BEST! Tour - OnBoard Tours
Through January 01, 2015 - New York

A 5-and-a-half-hour tour featuring the top sights in NYC, including the observation deck at the Empire State Building (without waiting in lines!), the Statue of Liberty, Grand Central Terminal, the neighborhoods of Chinatown and Little Italy, and the Intrepid Museum, including entry to the Space Shuttle Pavilion.

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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