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THIS WEEKEND'S KIDS & FAMILY ACTIVITIES IN FAIRFIELD

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by Directories Editor - Weekly September 25, 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!.

Giant Tag Sale to benefit the Hudson Chorale - 107 Bedford Road
Through January 01, 2013 - Pleasantville

Support the arts and find a treasure! Bargain hunters keep coming back year after year for their favorite event! A Giant Tag Sale to benefit the Hudson Chorale (formerly Westchester Concert Singers and the Choral Arts Society) will be held on Friday and Saturday, September 27 & 28, 2013, from 9am-4pm. Rain or shine. This is not your typical neighborhood tag sale of used toys and children's clothing. Included will be donated items in a wide variety of categories: used and antique furniture, collectibles, jewelry, appliances, housewares, CDs, DVDs, books, toys, sports equipment, good used clothing and accessories, decorative art, etc. Location: 107 Bedford Road, Pleasantville (corner of Manville/Route 117). To donate tax-deductible items, call 914-769-9309. Early Birds can attend from 8-9am for $10. All proceeds will benefit Hudson Chorale, the area's largest not-for-profit community chorus. Weekly rehearsals are held in the Scarborough Presbyterian Church, and singers come from throughout Westchester and surrounding counties. The chorus performs a wide range of music featuring both traditional and contemporary composers. The chorus' next concert on January 25 & 26, 2014, will be a salute to American composers, highlighting the works of a homegrown master, Randall Thompson. Rehearsals begin on Monday, September 23, 2013 and "friendly" auditions will be held on Monday, September 16, 2013. See the website for contact information. For more information about membership or upcoming events, visit the chorus at hudsonchorale.org.

Books for Babies - Wilton Library
September 25, 2013 - Wilton

Bring your baby to this infant friendly program for songs, playtime and gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. This is an excellent forum to meet other new parents in the area. This program runs for 10 Wednesdays. No registration, no fee.

Toddler Time - Ozone Park Library
September 25, 2013 - Ozone Park

Young children ages 2-3 enjoy stories, fingerplays, nursery rhymes, songs, flannelboard stories, circle activities and simple crafts with a parent or other adult caregiver.

Arts and Crafts - Brooklyn Public Library, East Flatbush branch
September 25, 2013 - East Flatbush

Kids explore their creativity with arts and crafts.

Garden Tea - Old Westbury Gardens
September 25, 2013 - Old Westbury

It's the perfect place to spend a gracious afternoon at the Gardens. Enjoy an elegant tea at Orchard Hill, followed by a seasonal tour. Advance tickets required. Please call 516-333-0048, x301 or register online.

Baby Massage - Parents R Talking
September 25, 2013 - Mineola

Join these interactive workshops with a certified infant massage specialist. Infant massage is a great bonding tool. The massage helps little ones sleep better as well as relieve any colic symptoms they may be feeling. Please bring two baby blankets. Contact patti@wigglesandgigglesbabymassage.com or call 516-607-1153.

Worms In The House - Steinway Library
September 25, 2013 - Long Island City

Worms are little troupers in the garden and the compost pile. In this workshop, kids get a hands-on experience when they see the role these little creatures play in composting.

Sensory Playtime - Pump It Up
September 25, 2013 - Plainview

Pump It Up is now offering special Pop-In Playtime sessions specifically for those kids with special needs only. Bring your child to bounce, jump, and slide in Pump It Up's private arenas filled with gigantically fun inflatables. Come to bounce, laugh, and have fun in a clean and safe environment where you can meet others or just play with your children. Pump It Up is an ideal location for support groups, play therapy, and social events for individuals on the autism spectrum or other special needs, their family and friends, and the professionals who work with them.

Learn to Grow - Broadway Library
September 25, 2013 - Long Island City

Learn to grow food organically in the learning gardens. Hands-on activities include seed planting, transplanting, watering, making compost, and harvesting. Children under the age of 4 must be accompanied by an adult.

Children's Storytime - Barnes and Noble-Forest Hills
September 25, 2013 - Forest Hills

Staff from B&N Booksellers will read stories, and then lead the children in a fun and creative related activity.

Learn To Grow - Steinway Library
September 25, 2013 - Astoria

Learn to grow food organically in our learning gardens. Hands-on activities include seed planting, transplanting, watering, making compost and harvesting. All ages are welcome; children under 4 must be accompanied by an adult.

Book Babies @ The Field - The Field Library
September 25, 2013 - Peekskill

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

Tai Chi in the Gardens - Old Westbury Gardens
September 25, 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.

Hispanic Heritage Stories & Crafts - The Field Library
September 25, 2013 - Peekskill

Kids in grades K-6 are invited to celebrate Hispanic Heritage month with great stories and a fun craft.

Lincoln Square Business Improvement District (BID) Free Summer Concerts & Yoga - Richard Tucker Park
Through September 25, 2013 - Upper West Side

Calling all Music Lovers and Yogis: The highly-anticipated Free Lunchtime Concert Series is back on the Upper West Side, heating up Lincoln Square this August and September with outdoor concerts at Richard Tucker Park. Throughout the dog-days of summer and into the fall, music enthusiasts are welcome to bring lunch, join friends, and enjoy performances by a diverse mix of New York City's most talented musicians and singers. Accompanying the musicians is YogaWorks, which will hold free restorative stretch sessions in between music sets for people looking for some lunch time relaxation. Additionally, local restaurants will offer free lemonade to help yoga enthusiasts and music lovers cool down. For full line-up, visit lincolnsquarebid.org/news/view/free-lunchtime-concert-series-returns-august-7th-%E2%80%93-september-25th.

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.

Mother Nature's Storytime (Formerly Critters, Crafts and Kids) - Greenburgh Nature Center
September 25, 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.)

General Energy Workshops - Sunnyside Library
September 25, 2013 - Long Island City

Solar One engages children in hands-on activities and projects about our energy sources, present and future. All are materials provided. Registration required.

'A Midsummer Night's Dream' - The Players Theatre
September 25, 2013 - Greenwich Village

New York City sets the scene for Shakespeare's tale of romantic mischief. In this inaugural production, The Theatre Project's new acting company puts a new spin on an old classic.

Yosvany Terry Quintet featuring Jeff "Tain" Watts - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center
Through September 25, 2013 - New York

With Yosvany Terry, saxophones & chekere; Mike Rodriguez, trumpet; Osmany Paredes, piano; Hans Glawischnig, bass; Jeff "Tain" Watts, drums.

Wonderful Ones and Twos - Wilton Library
September 25, 2013 - Wilton

This program is a sharing time for 1 and 2 year-olds and their caregivers. The emphasis is on books, with some songs and toy time. No registration, no program fee. This program runs for 10 Wednesdays from Sep 11-Nov 13.

Opening Concert of Great Music in a Great Space Concert Series - Cathedral of St. John the Divine
September 25, 2013 - New York

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine will commence the 2013/14 Great Music in a Great Space concert series with All Creatures Great and Small on Wednesday, September 25th at 7:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street), Manhattan. This a cappella concert throws a spotlight on animal and nature-themed music featuring works by Whitacre, Tavener, Convery, Whitten Thomas, Gibbons and more. The professional Cathedral Choir under Kent Tritle presents a vast musical spectrum in a single evening, from the pleasant and light-hearted harmonic language of Ivor Davies’ Prayers from the Ark to Whitten Thomas’ setting of the profound prayer of a whale evading capture and demise. Audience and choir are placed in the unique environment of the Cathedral’s West End below the majestic Rose Windows and near the Ecology Bay. Launched in 2012 under the leadership of Kent Tritle, Director of Cathedral Music and one of America’s leading choral conductors, Great Music in a Great Space is a series of public concerts inspired by the Cathedral’s 100-year history of diverse and exhilarating musical events. Great Music in a Great Space concerts feature the Cathedral Choirs and Orchestra, the Great Organ, and world-renowned soloists, and include the Cathedral’s signature Christmas Concert and New Year’s Eve Concert for Peace. Tickets for All Creatures Great and Small start at $25. For more information on this and future 2013/2014 series performances or to purchase tickets, please visit http://www.stjohndivine.org/GMGS.html.

Comedy School Dropout - Beauty Bar
September 25, 2013 - New York

You want free pizza and free laughs? Come to the Comedy School Dropout show!! Come to Beauty Bar this Wednesday to experience an awesome taste of comedy. See you there!! Featured this week: - Margaret Dodge – A comedian, writer, editor, and total New Yorker @Margaretdodge on Twitter - Claudia Kogan – Is a comic as affable as she is matter-of-fact. And her approach is working: she's been on Last Comic Standing 7 as a semi-finalist, been nominated three times for an Excellence in Comedy in New York (ECNY) award and won the first ever Time Out New York Joke of the Year. @blaudiablogan on Twitter.

Storytime: Oliver and His Alligator by Paul Schmid - Barnes & Noble -- The Palisades Center
September 25, 2013 - West Nyack

Oliver is nervous about the first day of school so he picks up an alligator at the swamp, just in case, and boy, does it come in handy. Whenever anything scares Oliver - a teacher, a classmate, or the prospect of learning everything - the alligator makes the problem go away.

I Want to be Heard' Comedy Tour, Hosted by Ron Artest, Featuring Malik S & More of the Country's Top Comedians - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
September 25, 2013 - New York

RON ARTEST Born Ronald William Artest Jr. on Nov. 13, 1979, in Queensbridge, New York, Artest changed his name to Metta World Peace in September 2011, in an effort to encourage dialogue over physical violence and promote good will toward all. He is the father of four children. World Peace signed with the New York Knicks in July 2013 and has been playing professional basketball in the NBA since 1999. He was selected to the 2005-06 NBA's All-Defensive Team, was voted by the media as 2003-04 NBA's Defensive Player of the Year, and was the only man with 271 steals in his first two seasons in the NBA, breaking Michael Jordan's record. He won his first NBA World Championship with the LA Lakers in June, 2010, and received the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award - the NBA's highest citizenship and community service honor - in April 2011.

Richard Dawkins - NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
September 25, 2013 - New York

Here, for the first time is an intimate look into the childhood and intellectual development of the world's most famous atheist and evolutionary biologist, Richard Dawkins, "one of the most outstanding intelligences in modern science" (Evening Standard) and "one of the greatest nonfiction writers alive today" (Steven Pinker). The mission of the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science is to support scientific education, critical thinking and evidence-based understanding of the natural world in the quest to overcome religious fundamentalism, superstition, intolerance and suffering.

Board Games for Kids - Brooklyn Public Library, Stone Avenue branch
September 25, 2013 - Brownsville

Kids and tweens enjoy some classic and modern board games.

Youth Creative Writing - Brooklyn Public Library, Macon branch
September 25, 2013 - Bedford-Stuyvesant

Kids learn the basics of creative writing at this interactive workshop.

World-renowned Autism Expert Temple Grandin, Ph.D. - Adelphi University
September 25, 2013 - Garden City

As part of the Joseph Napolitano Memorial Lecture series, Temple Grandin, doctor of animal science and professor at Colorado State University, will deliver the talk “The World Needs all Kinds of Minds” at Adelphi University on Wednesday, September 25, 2013. This is her third lecture at the University. Dr. Grandin is a best-selling author and activist on the topics of autism and animal welfare. She is also a consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior and humane slaughter. The event, which is being cosponsored with the Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, will take place at 8:00 p.m. in the Ruth S. Harley University Center, Thomas Dixon Lovely Ballroom, 1 South Avenue, Garden City, NY. Additionally, the lecture will be Simulcast in the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. Since the 1980s, Dr. Grandin has been advocating for autistic individuals. She has spoken world-wide on autism and livestock handling. In 2010, Grandin delivered the TED talk “The world needs all kinds of minds.” Grandin’s own experience with autism has influenced much of her writing on the subject. Her most recent book, The Autistic Brain, focuses on the latest autism research and new diagnosis and treatments. As a consultant for companies with huge slaughterhouse operations, among them Burger King, Wendy’s, McDonald’s, and Swift, Grandin advises on practices that improve animal quality of life. Humane livestock facilities, designed by Grandin, currently make up half of those used in the U.S. and Canada alone. She has authored numerous publications on the livestock industry and animal behavior, including the best-sellers Animals in Translation and Animals Make Us Human. Dr. Grandin became interested in animals while attending a boarding school where they kept dairy cows and horses. This led her to pursue a career as a scientist and livestock equipment manager. Before earning her Ph.D., Grandin was the livestock editor for the Arizona Farmer Ranchman and an equipment designer for Corral Industries. She received her B.A. in psychology from Franklin Pierce College, her M.S. in animal science from Arizona State University, and her Ph.D. in animal science from the University of Illinois. Grandin has appeared on major television programs such as ABC's Primetime Live and 20/20, CBS's 48 Hours, CNN's Larry King Live, NBC's Today Show, and has been featured in People Magazine, The New York Times, Forbes, U.S. News and World Report, and Time Magazine. Among her many achievements are being named in Time Magazine 2012 as one of “The 100 Most Influential People in the World,” receiving the Meritorious Achievement Award from the Livestock Conservation Institute, being named a Distinguished Alumni at Franklin Pierce College and receiving honorary doctorates from McGill University, University of Illinois, and Duke University. In 2010, HBO released the movie, Temple Grandin, based on her life. The movie garnered 15 Emmy Award nominations, and won five including the Emmy for outstanding made for television movie and best actress in a drama (actress Claire Danes). It also won a Golden Globe and Peabody Award. At Adelphi, autism awareness and education is incorporated into campus initiatives and curriculum. In 2006, Adelphi established an Autism Task Force, made up of Adelphi faculty who are experts in the field of autism, with the purpose of discussing and promoting autism-related activities on campus. The Ruth S. Ammon School of Education includes courses on autism as part of its degree programs in special education and offers a graduate certificate program in Autism or Severe or Multiple Disabilities. For Adelphi students with Autism Spectrum Disorders, the Bridges to Adelphi is a multifaceted intervention program that includes coaching, learning strategies, behavioral modeling, and peer mentoring which addresses social, academic and vocational areas. Since its launch, the program continues to grow, with a current total of 75 students enrolled. Tickets are free for both Adelphi students and for the General Public. Reservations are required and seating is on a first come, first serve basis. Ticket sales begin August 29 for Adelphi students. There is a limit of two tickets per student with ID during this pre-sale. Ticket sales for the General Public begin Wednesday, September 4. Tickets will be available by telephone, or in person at the Lucia and Steven N. Fischer Box Office (located in the lobby of the Performing Arts Center and by phone at 516.877.4000). Box Office Hours: Tuesday-Friday from 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. About Adelphi University: Adelphi is a world class, modern university with excellent and highly relevant programs where students prepare for lives of active citizenship and professional careers. Through its schools and programs—The College of Arts and Sciences, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Honors College, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, Robert B. Willumstad School of Business, College of Nursing and Public Health and the School of Social Work—the co-educational university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as professional and educational programs for adults. Adelphi University currently enrolls nearly 8,000 students from 43 states and 45 foreign countries. With its main campus in Garden City and centers in Manhattan, Hauppauge, and Poughkeepsie, the University, chartered in 1896, maintains a commitment to liberal studies in tandem with rigorous professional preparation and active citizenship.

An Evening with Graham Nash - City Winery
Through September 25, 2013 - New York

Graham Nash will be performing as a trio, accompanied by James Raymond (keyboards) and Shane Fontayne (guitar)—who are also part of CSN's touring band. "The chance to play my songs with two such great musicians is thrilling to me," says Nash. "I don't do this often and I'm so looking forward to the tour. A splendid time is guaranteed for all..." Nash's long awaited autobiography, Wild Tales: A Rock & Roll Life will be published on September 24, but the hardcover edition may be pre-ordered now through his website.

Fiddler on the Roof - BroadHollow Theatre at BayWay Arts Center
September 25, 2013 - East Islip

In the village of Anatevka, Tevye, a poor milkman, is trying to keep his family's traditions alive. Yet times are changing. Tevye's daughters want to make their own decisions. Songs include Tradition, Matchmaker, If I Were a Rich Man and Sunrise Sunset.

Lagunitas Brewing Co. Presents NorCal Comedy with Al Madrigal, Janeane Garofalo, Louis Katz, and More! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
September 25, 2013 - New York

Baton Twirling Lesson - Willow Grove Elementary School
September 25, 2013 - Thiells

New Horizons Twirlers invites kids and their parents to try twirling, a sport that provides youth with self-confidence, coordination, and team work skills. Learn about the club as well as community and competition teams in our area.

The Meeting - 54 Below
September 25, 2013 - New York

With Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins, songwriter Joe Iconis, columnist Michael Musto and Jake Boyd. Also Oct. 30.

Great Writers, Great Readings Presents Philip Levine - Hofstra University
September 25, 2013 - Hempstead

Hofstra University�s Department of English and the M.F.A. in Creative Writing present the tenth annual Great Writers, Great Readings Series at Hofstra: A Yearlong Celebration. The series kicks off with poet Philip Levine, an award-winning American poet best known for his poems about working-class Detroit. Mr. Levine�s recent books include News of the World (2010); Breath (2004); The Mercy (1999); and The Simple Truth (1994), which won the Pulitzer Prize. In 2011, Mr. Levine was named the 18th U.S. Poet Laureate by the Library of Congress. This event will take place in the Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus. Great Writers, Great Readings was launched by Hofstra University in recognition of the importance of writing and literature in a liberal arts education. In addition to a baccalaureate degree in English, Hofstra currently offers an M.F.A. in Creative Writing and an M.A. in English. The program's faculty include playwright Erik Brogger, author Julia Markus and two Guggenheim Fellows: novelist Martha McPhee and poet Phillis Levin.

'Mitigating the Impact of Divorce' with Dr. Anna Balas - New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
September 25, 2013 - Upper East Side

New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute's Child and Adolescent Psychoanalysis division announces the second series in the "Dialogues on..." discussions with leading child development experts. Dr. Anna Balas is currently Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Payne Whitney Division of New York Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Cornell Medical College. She is also on the faculty of, and a member of New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute. Dr. Balas is a sought after instructor on trauma and child development for psychoanalytic candidates, residents, public/private school teachers and parents. In addition, Dr. Balas has a longstanding interest in psychoanalysis as applied to the arts. Dr. Balas has a busy private practice for adult, adolescent and child psychiatry and psychoanalysis in Manhattan. Given the prevalence of separation and divorce, Dr. Balas has pondered, at length, ways to help children master their experiences of loss when their own family divides up. With the “Dialogues on…” series of discussions, the NYC community has access to child development experts on relevant and pressing topics. The events are free and open to the public and are an integral part of NYPSI’s commitment to community outreach. The series began in 2012-2013 and proved overwhelmingly successful. "Dialogues on..." events are geared towards professionals and parents who are involved with the care of children in the school and home environments. Educators, school administrators, community leaders, grandparents and parents are welcome to attend. The "Dialogues on..." series is made possible by a generous donation to NYSPI from The Poses Family Foundation. Additional funding was received from The James and Judith K. Dimon Foundation in honor of Ms. Themis Dimon.

Creating Extraordinary Mind & Body Wellness - The Family Wellness Center
September 25, 2013 - Plainview

Learn all about this extraordinarily gentle method that combines light-touch neurological and energy work to help to resolve all the stress, tension, distortions, and traumas from your spine and nerves. Learn how this care helps resolve a variety of acute and chronic conditions and live with more peace, passion, authenticity, and well-being. Lecture, demonstration, and free gift given by Dr. Michael Berlin. Register by calling the office.

Bryant Park Square Dance - Bryant Park
September 25, 2013 - New York

Square dancing hits the big city in Bryant Park! September 9th, 20th, and 25th from 5:30pm – 9:00pm. Come on down for a promenading, do-si-do-ing good time at a series of free dance parties like no other, with a whole lot of ‘wichcraft food and drink, live music, and fun. No experience? No partner? No problem! We’ll pair you up and our experts will teach you the steps. Dust off those cowboy boots and belt buckles, because donning your festive country best is encouraged. We’ve got a few surprises in store, like western themed giveaways and chances to win tickets on Southwest Airlines, so you won’t want to miss this one. Yeehaw!

Free Summer Concerts & Yoga in Lincoln Square - Richard Tucker Park
Through September 25, 2013 - New York

Calling all Music Lovers and Yogis: The highly-anticipated Free Lunchtime Concert Series is back on the Upper West Side, heating up Lincoln Square this August and September with outdoor concerts at Richard Tucker Park. Throughout the dog-days of summer and into the fall, music enthusiasts are welcome to bring lunch, join friends and enjoy performances by a diverse mix of New York City's most talented musicians and singers. Accompanying the musicians is YogaWorks, which will hold free restorative stretch sessions in between music sets for people looking for some lunch time relaxation. Additionally, local restaurants will offer free lemonade to help yoga enthusiasts and music lovers cool down!

Celebrate the Torah - Temple B'nai Torah
September 25, 2013 - Wantagh

Celebrate something new. Simchat Torah is a joyous festival in which the Jewish people affirm their view of the Torah as a tree of life and demonstrate a living example of never-ending, lifelong study.

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.

Opening Gala with Yo-Yo Ma - New York Philharmonic
September 25, 2013 - New York

Performing works by Ravel, Piazzolla, and Osvaldo Golijov.

Amateur Night - Apollo Theater
September 25, 2013 - New York

A brand new line-up of contestants competes for the chance to perform during the October 2 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!

Wednesdays in Teardrop Park - Teardrop Park
September 25, 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
September 25, 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.

2013 New York City Cyber Security Summit - Hilton New York
September 25, 2013 - New York

The 2013 Cyber Security Summit in New York City connects C-Suite executives in need of innovative solutions to protect their business & critical infrastructure with the leading technology solution providers. Details: http://www.CyberSummitUSA.com - Tickets: http://cybersummit.eventbrite.com/

Earth, Wind and Fire - Beacon Theatre
Through September 25, 2013 - New York

Farmers Market - Christopher Morley Park
September 25, 2013 - Roslyn

Provides an opportunity for local farmers to sell their produce directly to consumers. The produce is seasonal, locally grown, fresh-picked and reasonably priced. Other local products sold include juices, honey, jams, jellies, pickles, pies and breads.

Made with Love - Floral Park Public Library
September 25, 2013 - Floral Park

Made With Love is a service-oriented group of knitters and crocheters who create hats, scarves, blankets, and other items for hospitals, shelters, and the military in a friendly atmosphere. (There is no instructor, but you may get help on your own projects from your peers.)

Behind-the-Scenes Tour - Maritime Aquarium
September 25, 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.

The Sound Of Music - Cinema Arts Centre
September 25, 2013 - Huntington

The Sound of Music is a 1965 American musical film directed by Robert Wise and starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. The film is based on the Broadway musical The Sound of Music, with songs written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II.

WEE Studio - Children's Museum of the Arts
September 25, 2013 - West Village

It's all about the wee ones in the WEE Art Studio. Dedicated to children ages 5 and younger, this studio offers a variety of age appropriate workshops, including painting, drawing, drumming, story time, music time and much more.

Gotham Fall Open House - Gotham Writers' Workshop
Through September 25, 2013 - New York

You get invites all the time to open houses serving the same cubes of cheddar and plastic cups of Two-Buck Chuck. How about one with no wine or cheese, but free writing classes instead? We'd love for you to try one or two of the many free classes we will be offering during the Gotham Writers' Workshop Fall Open House on Tuesday, September 24 and Wednesday, September 25 in Manhattan. You will meet our instructors, do a little writing, and get $30 off your first 6 or 10-week class. It's less boozy than other open houses but more inspiring. Visit free.writingclasses.com for more information and to register for a class.

Cocktail Reception and Briefing - What you Need to Know About Lyme Disease NOW! - Mercedes-Benz of White Plains
September 25, 2013 - White Plains

Lyme Research Alliance and Mercedes-Benz of White Plains cordially invite you to a cocktail Reception and Briefing: What you Need to Know About Lyme Disease - Now! with Kenneth Liegner, MD, specialist in the treatment of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, and Kim Lewis, PhD, university distinguished professor; director, Antimicrobial Discovery Center, Northeastern University, Boston, MA. Complimentary valet parking, wine, champagne, and hors d'oeuvres, featuring a tasting bar by Tito's Hand-Made Vodka and vintage Mercedes from Pepe Auto Group's collection.

World-renowned Autism Expert Temple Grandin, Ph.D. to Speak at Adelphi University on September 25 - Adelphi University
September 25, 2013 - Garden City

As part of the Joseph Napolitano Memorial Lecture series, Temple Grandin, doctor of animal science and professor at Colorado State University, will deliver the talk “The World Needs all Kinds of Minds.” Dr. Grandin is a best-selling author and activist on the topics of autism and animal welfare. She is also a consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior and humane slaughter. The event, which is being cosponsored with the Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, will take place at 8pm in the Ruth S. Harley University Center, Thomas Dixon Lovely Ballroom, 1 South Avenue, Garden City, NY. Additionally, the lecture will be Simulcast in the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. Since the 1980s, Dr. Grandin has been advocating for autistic individuals. She has spoken world-wide on autism and livestock handling. In 2010, Grandin delivered the TED talk “The world needs all kinds of minds.” Grandin’s own experience with autism has influenced much of her writing on the subject. Her most recent book, The Autistic Brain, focuses on the latest autism research and new diagnosis and treatments. As a consultant for companies with huge slaughterhouse operations, among them Burger King, Wendy’s, McDonald’s, and Swift, Grandin advises on practices that improve animal quality of life. Humane livestock facilities, designed by Grandin, currently make up half of those used in the U.S. and Canada alone. She has authored numerous publications on the livestock industry and animal behavior, including the best-sellers Animals in Translation and Animals Make Us Human. Dr. Grandin became interested in animals while attending a boarding school where they kept dairy cows and horses. This led her to pursue a career as a scientist and livestock equipment manager. Before earning her Ph.D., Grandin was the livestock editor for the Arizona Farmer Ranchman and an equipment designer for Corral Industries. She received her B.A. in psychology from Franklin Pierce College, her M.S. in animal science from Arizona State University, and her Ph.D. in animal science from the University of Illinois. Grandin has appeared on major television programs such as ABC's Primetime Live and 20/20, CBS's 48 Hours, CNN's Larry King Live, NBC's Today Show, and has been featured in People Magazine, The New York Times, Forbes, U.S. News and World Report, and Time Magazine. Among her many achievements are being named in Time Magazine 2012 as one of “The 100 Most Influential People in the World,” receiving the Meritorious Achievement Award from the Livestock Conservation Institute, being named a Distinguished Alumni at Franklin Pierce College and receiving honorary doctorates from McGill University, University of Illinois, and Duke University. In 2010, HBO released the movie, Temple Grandin, based on her life. The movie garnered 15 Emmy Award nominations, and won five including the Emmy for outstanding made for television movie and best actress in a drama (actress Claire Danes). It also won a Golden Globe and Peabody Award. At Adelphi, autism awareness and education is incorporated into campus initiatives and curriculum. In 2006, Adelphi established an Autism Task Force, made up of Adelphi faculty who are experts in the field of autism, with the purpose of discussing and promoting autism-related activities on campus. The Ruth S. Ammon School of Education includes courses on autism as part of its degree programs in special education and offers a graduate certificate program in Autism or Severe or Multiple Disabilities. For Adelphi students with Autism Spectrum Disorders, the Bridges to Adelphi is a multifaceted intervention program that includes coaching, learning strategies, behavioral modeling, and peer mentoring which addresses social, academic and vocational areas. Since its launch, the program continues to grow, with a current total of 75 students enrolled. Tickets are free for both Adelphi students and for the General Public. Reservations are required and seating is on a first come, first serve basis. Ticket sales begin August 29 for Adelphi students. There is a limit of two tickets per student with ID during this pre-sale. Ticket sales for the General Public begin Wednesday, September 4. Tickets will be available by telephone, or in person at the Lucia and Steven N. Fischer Box Office (located in the lobby of the Performing Arts Center and by phone at 516.877.4000). Box Office Hours: Tuesday-Friday from 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Kate Flannery & Scot Robinson are The Lampshades - 54 Below
September 25, 2013 - New York

Kate Flannery, aka Meredith from The Office, and Scot Robinson, from the silver screen's Anchorman, are The Lampshades: America's favorite dying lounge act! "Kassie," (Flannery) along with "Hori" (Robinson), work the scotch-soaked, mascara-running piano medley to fine, sleazy effect. No matter how many bands you've seen, you have never heard "Mandy" meets "Brandy" combined with the theme song from The Andy Griffith Show and "Candy Man" thrown in for bad measure.

Adoption Information Meeting - Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
September 25, 2013 - Park Slope

Join Spence-Chapin to learn about adoption programs that seek loving adoptive families for the waiting children here and around the world. During the meeting, the school's adoption specialist will provide detailed information about all of Spence-Chapin's adoption programs and the range of our adoption services. The meeting will conclude with a question-and-answer session.

Free Open House in Celebration of Their 39th Anniversary - New York Sports Clubs
September 25, 2013 - New York

New York Sports Clubs celebrates their 39th anniversary with an Open House Party, welcomed to all New Yorkers. Their doors will be open to a FREE GUEST DAY on Wednesday, September 25th. All NYSC locations will allow non-members to use their facilities throughout the day and sweat it out. Already a member? Bring a friend, and enjoy post workout snacks and prizes. Attendees are invited to come try a new class, meet with instructors, and experience all the fitness facilities first hand. Whether you are new to fitness or are a gym pro looking to switch it up, there is a challenge for every fitness level at New York Sports Clubs. Please visit www.mysportsclubs.com for a list of all New York Sports Clubs locations.

Brown Bag Lecture - Nassau County Museum of Art
September 26, 2013 - Roslyn Harbor

Bring a sandwich and enjoy lunch with friends as museum docent Riva Ettus presents an informative talk on Alex Katz whose works are in view in solo exhibition. Join the 2pm public tour of this exhibition. No reservations. First come, first seated.

Yoga for Toddlers - Brooklyn Public Library, Leonard branch
September 26, 2013 - Williamsburg

Yoga for babies, 18-36 months old.

After School Stories - Brooklyn Public Library, Greenpoint branch
September 26, 2013 - Greenpoint

Children, with and without special needs, hear stories, sing songs, and make something fun. (Part of The Child's Place for Children with Special Needs.)

Ridge Girls Write - Brooklyn Public Library, Bay Ridge branch
September 26, 2013 - Bay Ridge

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

Long Island Families Together, Inc. Hosts the 10th Annual Legislative Breakfast - Melville Marriott Hotel
September 26, 2013 - Melville

This event will provide an opportunity for elected officials to meet with their constituents, and hear the experiences and concerns of youth and families that have been affected by mental health challenges. Long Island Families Together (LIFT) is a parent and youth guided organization that assists families who have children with emotional, behavioral, and other mental health challenges. To register for this event, call 631-264-5438 x103. For professional and other resources, or to find out more information about Long Island Families Together, visit their web site lift4kids.org.

Brain Health and Cognitive Remediation: Truths & Myths - Somers Library
September 26, 2013 - Somers

Presented by the Alzheimer's Association. Guest speaker, Daniel J. Mancini, MA, Ed.M. and Cognitive Remediation Specialist, will discuss what seniors, persons with memory impairment, and caregivers need to know. Please register for this free event by calling the library at 914 232-5717 or register online at somerslibrary.org.

Nature Strollers - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center
September 26, 2013 - Cornwall

Families with babies, toddlers, and pre-schoolers are invited to this one-hour hiking program led by en environmental educator.

K-2 Club - A Story from Puerto Rico - White Plains Public Library
September 26, 2013 - White Plains

After-school story time for kids in K-grade 2 with a craft and cookie snack.

Joe Sanders' Quartet featuring Gerald Clayton & Greg Hutchinson - The Life & Music of Oscar Pettiford - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center
September 26, 2013 - New York

With Joe Sanders, bass; Gerald Clayton, piano; and Greg Hutchinson, drums.

Simchat Torah Family Celebration and Tot Parade - Chabad of the Rivertowns
September 26, 2013 - Dobbs Ferry

Hora with the Torah at the Simchat Torah Tot Parade at 6pm (geared for ages 0-7). Dance and sing with the Torah scrolls during the Hakafot procession and enjoy a delightful buffet dinner at 7:15pm. The Simchat Torah Festivities are for all ages, and all are welcome free of charge. Please RSVP to 914-693-6100 or chabadrt.org.

Yoga in the Gardens - Old Westbury Gardens
September 26, 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.

Open Mic - Page One Restaurant
September 26, 2013 - Glen Cove

The weekly open mic, one of the most popular on Long Island, typically attracts 10-12 performers, most playing guitar and singing original material. Host Tedeschi emphasizes, "You don't have to be a seasoned performer to showcase your work at the open mic. We definitely work at also making this venue a welcome place for those who are new at getting up in front of an audience. Having personally played at many open mics, I know how important it is to feel part of a welcoming atmosphere, especially for performers who show up for the first time and need to experience the feel of that kind of atmosphere. We also have any number of people who come in each week just to listen and be part of the scene." Co-owner and executive chef, Jeanine DiMenna, has created a special open mic bar menu, with all entrees priced at $5 and ranging from special salads to a burger with fries, fish and chips, sesame chicken and more.

'A Midsummer Night's Dream' - The Players Theatre
September 26, 2013 - Greenwich Village

New York City sets the scene for Shakespeare's tale of romantic mischief. In this inaugural production, The Theatre Project's new acting company puts a new spin on an old classic.

Stepinac High School Information Night on the Catholic High School Admissions Process - Stepinac High School gymnasium
September 26, 2013 - White Plains

Archbishop Stepinac High School will open its doors to the community for an Admissions Information Night to discuss the Catholic high school process. The information session, which will take place in Stepinac's gymnasium, is open for anyone to attend, but will focus on parents of 8th grade boys and girls.

Saw Mill River Audubon Public Program: Amazing Reptiles - Croton Free Library
September 26, 2013 - Croton-on-Hudson

Bruce Lowder from Animal Encounters will introduce a variety of turtles, lizards, snakes, a baby alligator, and even one of his 12-foot-plus Burmese Pythons! No registration necessary, but space will be limited by room capacity so come promptly at 7pm to guarantee a seat. Doors close at 7:20 pm. Program will be 7:30-8:30pm.

Seven Math Girls - National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath)
September 26, 2013 - New York

Join renowned German mathematician Günter M. Ziegler as he presents seven images of mathematicians – two of them are highly respected mathematicians, three are currently students, one was bad at math, two are works of art, two are quite well-known, and one of them is the first known mathematician. They all let us wonder about what mathematicians do, what mathematicians can do, and whether math is a girls' world after all. The presentation is designed for teenagers and would best be enjoyed by participants age 11 and up. The presentation will be held from 4 - 5:30 p.m. Admission is $12 for members and $14 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, visit mathgirls.momath.org or call (212) 542-0566. Location: National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath), 11 E. 26th Street in Manhattan (between 5th and Madison) By Subway: Take the #6, F, M, N, or R to 23rd Street, or the #6, N, or R to 28th Street. Please note the F, M, N, and R lines run closest to the museum.

Music With Tony C - Museum of Motherhood
September 26, 2013 - Upper East Side

Rock out with Tony C and enjoy free play in the play space after.

Do I Count? Stories from Mathematics - National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath)
September 26, 2013 - New York

Returning to MoMath by popular demand, renowned German mathematician Günter M. Ziegler presents his new "math stories" book, a journey into the world of mathematics – a world that is filled with stories about numbers, places, problems and people. What's so special about the number 13, or about 42? What do you know about "numerical estimates" or "random numbers"? Why is there no Nobel Prize in mathematics? Hear about the places where mathematics is created (among them: the desk, the bed, the beach, and even in church), about mathematics record races, and about remarkable mathematicians and their careers -- among them a Traveler, a Magician, and a Politician. Math is fun, a challenge, and an endeavor – it’s a vast and wild landscape! Come tour the scenery with Dr. Ziegler, a superb math storyteller, as your tour guide. The presentation is designed for adults and would best be enjoyed by participants age 13 and up. The presentation will be held from 7 - 9 p.m. Admission is $14 for members and $16 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, visit mathstories.momath.org or call (212) 542-0566. By Subway: Take the #6, F, M, N, or R to 23rd Street, or the #6, N, or R to 28th Street. Please note the F, M, N, and R lines run closest to the museum.

Toddler Talk - Museum of Motherhood
September 26, 2013 - Upper East Side

Bring your toddler and meet new friends at this weekly meet up. Each week you'll chat about issues that affect toddlers.

10th Annual Legislative Breakfast - Melville Marriott
September 26, 2013 - Melville

This celebration and annual forum provides an opportunity to discuss the impact of changes to human services for children and families with local legislative officials. This is also a wonderful opportunity for parents and agency representatives to network and share information with each other on children’s mental health programs and services. Advance registration required.

Jermaine Fowler, Dan St. Germain, Kurt Metzger, Giulia Rozzi, Richie Redding, and More! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
September 26, 2013 - New York

Jermaine Fowler, Dan St. Germain, Kurt Metzger, Giulia Rozzi, Richie Redding, and More! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
September 26, 2013 - New York

Deconstructing Sgt. Pepper – THE EXPANDED EDITION - Cinema Arts Centre
September 26, 2013 - Huntington

Acclaimed Beatles scholar Scott Freiman returns with an expanded version of his entertaining live multimedia journey through the creation of The Beatles' legendary Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

Picture Book Time - Howard Beach Library
September 26, 2013 - Howard Beach

The library is the place for afterschool fun. Kids can make new friends and spend the afternoon listening to great stories.

Neko Case - Radio City Music Hall
September 26, 2013 - New York

The singer performs in support of her sixth studio album, Middle Cyclone.

Yoga for Children with Special Needs (5-10 yr olds) - Calliope Fitness & Arts
September 26, 2013 - Roslyn

These small group classes provide a consistent sequence of activities that recur in each session, offering predictability and structure. Lessons include a warm-up, calming breathing exercises, yoga poses with visual support, cooperative yoga games, creative guided imagery, mindfulness techniques, and calming relaxation techniques. The class is limited to four children. Classes are tailored to match the physical abilities and needs of the children. Call for complete class schedule.

Accent Reduction for Everyday Success - Flushing Library
September 26, 2013 - Flushing

Some people have difficulty being understood. Their accent may keep them from reaching their goals or finding work. Speech-language pathologists will teach participants everyday tips and techniques to help them approximate an American English speaking style.

The Eighth Annual Carle Honors, Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art - Guastavino's
September 26, 2013 - New York

On Thursday, September 26, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art will celebrate its 10th anniversary at Guastavino’s in New York City at the eighth annual gala and auction, the Carle Honors. The benefit will pay tribute to the talented people and organizations that have made the picture book such a vibrant and impactful art form in America, as well as those who have championed its vital role in supporting art appreciation, early literacy and critical thinking. The event will be hosted by Museum co-founders Eric and Barbara Carle, and co-chaired by best-selling children’s book authors/illustrators Tony and Angela DiTerlizzi. This year, the Carle Honors will honor the following selection of distinguished luminaries in four categories: Chris Van Allsburg (Artist Award), Lynda Johnson Robb and Carol Rasco (Angel Award), Phyllis Fogelman Baker (Mentor Award) and Barbara Bader (Bridge Award). In addition, the Carle Honors will include an exclusive auction featuring original works of art donated by over a dozen of the most celebrated artists. For more information, please visit: http://www.carlemuseum.org/carlehonors2013

Children's Program - Greenwich Library
September 26, 2013 - Greenwich

Pre-registered program for infants up to 12 months and a caregiver. Babies enjoy nursery rhymes, simple stories, songs, finger plays and movements. Take home a folder filled with the words and songs so the fun can continue at home. For information call the Children's Room.

Fiesta de los Cuentos-Bilingual Storytime - Greenwich Library
September 26, 2013 - Greenwich

Enjoy a Spanish and English storytime. Toddlers and preschoolers sing songs, listen to stories and enjoy this bilingual program. No registration.

Simchat Torah Family Service and Dinner - Congregation Sons of Israel
September 26, 2013 - Upper Nyack

Families are invited to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Simchat Torah with a fun night of singing, dancing, and eating.

Eugene Onegin - Metropolitan Opera
September 26, 2013 - New York

Conductor: Valery Gergiev Tatiana: Anna Netrebko Olga: Oksana Volkova Lenski: Piotr Beczala Onegin: Mariusz Kwiecien Gremin: Alexei Tanovitsky The season opens on September 23 with a new production of Tchaikovsky's romantic tragedy Eugene Onegin. Valery Gergiev returns to the Met to conduct the opening performances of this production, staged by acclaimed English director Deborah Warner in her Met debut. Mariusz Kwiecien sings his first Met performances as the imperious title character, a much-admired interpretation he has sung in many of the world's leading opera houses, opposite Anna Netrebko as Tatiana, in her third consecutive Met opening night and her first company performances as the naive heroine from Pushkin's classic novel. Piotr Beczala reprises his performance as Onegin's friend turned rival, Lenski. A second cast, conducted by Alexander Vedernikov in his Met debut, features Peter Mattei as Onegin, Marina Poplavskaya as Tatiana, and, in his first Met performances since the 2008-09 season, Rolando Villazin as Lenski; all three singers will be making their company role debuts.

School Uniform Discount Days - Monster Mini Golf
Through September 26, 2013 - Nanuet

Throughout the month, Monster Mini Golf is offering ½ price miniature golf play for kids who arrive in a school uniform. The promotion will run Tuesdays through Thursdays and applies to kids up to 18 years of age. Monster Mini Golf is an indoor, monster-themed, glow-in-the-dark miniature golf course. A DJ entertains golfers throughout their stay, playing music and giving away prizes.

Joe Satriani - Beacon Theatre
September 26, 2013 - New York

Joe Satriani, one of rock music's most respected electric guitar players, will be joined by Marco Minnemann (drums), Bryan Beller (bass) and Mike Keneally (keys) with a special opening performance by Deep Purple and Dixie Dregs guitarist Steve Morse.

Thursday Morning Storytime: The Toe Show - Barnes & Noble City Center
September 26, 2013 - White Plains

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

Art + Games - Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
September 26, 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.

ZEPHYR Happy Hour Cruise - Circle Line Downtown
September 26, 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.

The Inkomati (dis)cord - New York Live Arts
Through September 26, 2013 - New York

Making its U.S. premiere, The Inkomati (dis)cord is a work made collaboratively by South African artist Boyzie Cekwana and Mozambique artist Panaibra Canda. In 1984, the Mozambique of Samora Machel and the South African apartheid state signed the Nkomati accord, a non-aggression pact. The Inkomati (dis)cord is Cekwana and Canda's referral to this failed historical agreement, as well as the river that lent its name to it. In an attempt to break through artificial borders and traverse territories, using their own bodies, skins, identities and histories, the choreographers explore the internalized colonial boundaries that still alienate shared histories and aspirations.

Mitigating Disasters: Earthquake Response in the 21st Century with Gavin Hayes - American Museum of Natural History
September 26, 2013 - New York

Gavin Hayes, of the United States Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information Center, presents this special lecture about earthquakes—a natural part of the world we live in. We cannot prevent earthquakes, which are a natural consequence of the relative motions of tectonic plates, which make up the jigsaw puzzles of Earth's outer shell. But in a world in which populations are increasing—notably in megacities that are often located in areas of high seismic hazard—we must learn to better mitigate their impact.

Picture Book Time-Ozone Park - Ozone Park Library
September 26, 2013 - Ozone Park

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

2nd Annual Harvest Festival - The Bridge Church
Through September 26, 2013 - Malverne

Come, enjoy plenty of family fun and activities for everyone including free bounce houses, face painting, airbrush tattoos, games, and much more. Kids – don’t miss the main event…free Trunk O’ Treating featuring more than 20 decorated car trunks filled with candy. RAIN DATE: October 27, 3-6pm

THE MYOB SHOW: “I’m Ready to Find Myself Again!” - Mulcahy's Pub and Concert Hall
September 26, 2013 - Wantagh

Motherhood is the best job in the world, although it is also the most challenging. We often find ourselves losing our own identity while we put everyone else’s needs first. Join the Long Island Networking Moms and other business and career professionals to learn about a variety of ways to re-invent yourself in life, career, business and more. Enjoy an evening with other women, including professionals, business owners and other moms like yourself, and meet successful business owners who are happy to share their business information with you, professionals who can give great career and business advice, counselors who can help you find that work/life/family balance you crave, and so much more. Coffee and tea will be provided. The first 200 registered attendees will get a MYOB Giftpack, including resources and other helpful information as well as goodies to enjoy. Email info@longislandnetworkingmoms.com for more information.

2013 DUMBO Dance Festival - WHITE WAVE John Ryan Theatre
September 26, 2013 - DUMBO

The DUMBO Dance Festival is a four-day marathon showcase of cutting-edge contemporary dance featuring both emerging and eminent dance makers. The Festival includes more than 80 companies with 450 performing artists from the United States, Canada, England, and Korea. This year’s festival also features a special family friendly program on Sunday and a free dance class for kids.

Film Interchange - People Kitchen & Lounge
September 26, 2013 - New York

Come join us this Thursday, September 26th. We'll be chatting with Producer Michael Alden. Michael will be talking about how to create a long and varied career in Producing, as he has tons of credits in both film & theatre! Michael Alden, of Michael Alden Productions, will be joining us to chat about his diversified career in the entertainment industry. He started out as a child actor, and has worked his way up to a highly successful producing career. His credits include JUST CAUSE with Sean Connery, the fashion forward documentaryUNZIPPED (Sundance Film Festival) for Miramax, Stephen Daldry's THE HOURS (Academy Award Nom, BAFTA Awards, a Golden Globe, AFI Award), the multi-award winning feature comedy, KISSING JESSICA STEIN (GLAAD Media Award, Independent Spirit Awards, Los Angeles IFP/West Film Festival) and Ralph Ziman's foreign feature film, THE ZOOKEEPER starring Sam Neill.

Open Pop-In-Playtime - Pump It Up
September 27, 2013 - Plainview

Do your kids feel the itch to bounce around like crazy? Then join in for a Pop-In-Playtime session. The kids will laugh, bounce, slide, play and make new friends all in a safe, clean environment. Space is limited to 35 children.

Chinese Dance and Cultural Event - Rutgers Community Programs
September 27, 2013 - Upper West Side

A special celebration of Chinese dance, where adults and children are invited to a free dance lesson and more. RSVP required; contact Jennifer Moore at jmoore@rutgerschurch.org or 212-877-8227 x212.

Chess Workshop - Brooklyn Public Library, Ulmer Park branch
September 27, 2013 - Bath Beach

Teens play, practice, and learn chess.

Family Movie Night - Moxie Spot
September 27, 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.

Long Island Fair - Old Bethpage Village Restoration
September 27, 2013 - Old Bethpage

Stop by New York State's longest running County Fair. Prize-winning vegetables, flowers, crafts, farm animals, brass band concerts, traditional music, wagon rides, pony rides, and more. This event is a family favorite.

Preseason: New York Islanders vs. Nashville Predators - Nassau Coliseum
September 27, 2013 - Uniondale

The hockey season's gearing up. Come out and root for the home team, the Islanders, as they play against the Nashville Predators.

Addicted to Ink Tattoo Convention - Westchester County Center
September 27, 2013 - White Plains

This inaugural event will feature over 300 artists, vendors, art and apparel dealers, seminars, live music, sideshow acts, and lots more spread over three floors. Purchase tickets at the County Center box office.

Craft Time-Ozone Park - Ozone Park Library
September 27, 2013 - Ozone Park

Kids can show off their creativity and design skills in this arts and crafts program. Have fun making new friends while creating a wonderful gifts for mom, dad, or other family members.

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
September 27, 2013 - Garnerville

LEGO builders ages 5-12 are invited to get creative at this weekly event, each Friday during the month of September. Bring your own LEGOS or use the library's.

Dumbo Arts Festival -
September 27, 2013 - Dumbo

Plenty of family friendly art-making activities await at the Dumbo Art Festival. Asking if there are artists in Dumbo is like asking if there are squirrels in the woodlands. Actually, there will be more than 500 participants, 50 galleries, and 100 studios participating. Consult the website closer to the Festival's dates to find activities and their exact locales as this event is spread out over the neighborhood.

Tales for Tots - The Field Library
September 27, 2013 - Peekskill

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

Mother Goose - Sunnyside Library
September 27, 2013 - Long Island City

This is an interactive program featuring stories, nursery rhymes, fingerplays and songs for infants ages 6-18 months with a parent or other adult caregiver.

Teen Advisory Board - Laurelton Library
September 27, 2013 - Laurelton

Kids ages 12-18, have a chance to tell the library what books, movies, and music they would like in the library, and to discuss issues that are important to them. .Preregistration is required.

Picture Book Time - Ozone Park Library
September 27, 2013 - Ozone Park

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

'A Midsummer Night's Dream' - The Players Theatre
September 27, 2013 - Greenwich Village

New York City sets the scene for Shakespeare's tale of romantic mischief. In this inaugural production, The Theatre Project's new acting company puts a new spin on an old classic.

Storybook Pajama Party: Curious George's First Day of School - Stepping Stones Museum
September 27, 2013 - Norwalk

Meet George and enjoy storytime, crafts, snacks and a musical parade. Registration required.

Musical Performance: Nawal: the Voice of Comoros - Alwan for the Arts
September 27, 2013 - New York

Join Alwan for the Arts in celebrating music from the Comoros! Between traditional and contemporary, Nawal’s compositions are an acoustic roots-based fusion, a reflection of the diverse character of the Comoros and beyond. Indo-Arabian-Persian music meets Bantu polyphonies and rhythms mixed with Sufi trance. Nawal sings mostly in Comorian (Shikomor) a language in the Swahili family, also with French, English and Arabic. Nawal sings in favor of all humans, for education and for union. She also conserves the philosophy of her great grandfather Al Maarouf, a grand Sufi master, who was inspired by the light of Islam founded on love, respect and peace.

WEE Studio - Children's Museum of the Arts
September 27, 2013 - West Village

It's all about the wee ones in the WEE Art Studio. Dedicated to children ages 5 and younger, this studio offers a variety of age appropriate workshops, including painting, drawing, drumming, story time, music time and much more.

Introductory Session for Prospective Parents - Green Meadow Waldorf School
September 27, 2013 - Chestnut Ridge

Parents of prospective students are invited to view a video about Waldorf Education, participate in a Q&A with the school's Pedagogical Administrator, and tour the campus. To register, call or email Dan Schaefer in Admissions: 845-356-2514 x302 or dschaefer@gmws.org.

Adventures in Horticulture for Children Ages 3 - 6 - Lasdon Park, Arboretum & Veterans Memorial
September 27, 2013 - Somers

Learn the joys of gardening with your child or grandchild through nature walks and horticultural activities. Pre-registration required at 914-886-5108.

Storytime: Otis, by Loren Long - Barnes & Noble -- The Palisades Center
September 27, 2013 - West Nyack

Stop by the store's children's area for a reading of Loren Long's stories about Otis, a very special tractor, and for some fun Otis activities.

Brandon Cohen - LQ
September 27, 2013 - Manhattan

Some of New York’s brightest young stars are coming out to celebrate the work of Bailey House on Friday, September 27, 2013 at LQNY. The event will help to raise funds for the organization, which has been providing housing to men, women and children dealing with HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses since 1983. The event, presented by 3A Media and BAC Talent will feature a silent auction and musical performances by Diana DeGarmo, Ace Young, Steve Grand, Frankie Grande, Kelly King, Emma Hunton, and Cary Nokey. For thirty years, Bailey House has provided supportive housing, food, access to health care and other services to those in need. Their STARS (Success Through Accessing Rental Assistance) program is a permanent supportive housing program for homeless or unstably housed HIV+ youth, ranging in age from 18-24. STARS has 28 residents in its care, with 8 units held for transgender youth. Bailey House is adding an additional 25 units in January of 2014 specifically for LGBT youth. Honorary chairpersons include: Tony Award Winner for Choreography, Jerry Mitchell, and playwright & actor Matt Letscher.

Pre-K Fridays at Muscoot - Muscoot Farm
September 27, 2013 - Katonah

Tots and their adults can learn about a different animal each week with hands-on activities. Choose 10-11am or 1-2pm. Pre-registration required.

Family Veggie and Yoga Night - Charlotte's Place
September 27, 2013 - Lower Manhattan

Yoga is a great way for a family to bond, and it is also a great equalizer. Bring the entire family to Charlotte's Place (107 Greenwich St.) at 6pm the fourth Friday of every month for Family Veggie and Yoga Night. Your children will love helping you work on poses that come easily and naturally to them. This fun, healthy class includes yoga poses that are accessible to people of all ages, and also emphasizes group and partner poses. Delicious veggie snacks will be served. There is some yoga equipment available in the space but bring yoga mats if you have them. Charlotte's Place is a free 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, or check the Charlotte’s Place Facebook and Twitter pages.

Fat Baby Friday! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
September 27, 2013 - New York

Ari Shaffir, Nikki Glaser, Ted Alexandro, Joe DeRosa, Angelo Lozada, and More! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
September 27, 2013 - New York

Fiddler on the Roof - BroadHollow Theatre at BayWay Arts Center
September 27, 2013 - East Islip

In the village of Anatevka, Tevye, a poor milkman, is trying to keep his family's traditions alive. Yet times are changing. Tevye's daughters want to make their own decisions. Songs include Tradition, Matchmaker, If I Were a Rich Man and Sunrise Sunset.

Il Volo - Radio City Music Hall
September 27, 2013 - New York

The Italian sensation, famed for their PBS special Il Volo Takes Flight, performs.

Richard Thompson - The Town Hall
September 27, 2013 - New York

Thompson has been named one of the '20 Greatest Guitarists of All Time' by Rolling Stone and declared 'one of this world's most gifted songwriters' by American Songwriter. A recipient of the BBC's Lifetime Achievement Award and UK's Mojo Les Paul Award, Thompson was awarded an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in 2011, bestowed upon him by the Queen of England. Most recently he received the Americana Music Association's 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting, presented to him in Nashville by Bonnie Raitt. Thompson's songs have been recorded by Robert Plant, Elvis Costello, REM, Los Lobos, Del McCoury, David Byrne, Bonnie Raitt and many others.

LES MISERABLES - Theatre Three
September 27, 2013 - Port Jefferson

Theatre Three opens its 44th season with the epic, stirring, and uplifting story of Jean Valjean, unjustly imprisoned for nineteen years, and his journey to a new life. Winner of the Olivier, Tony and Drama Desk Awards for Best Musical.

Free Concert - US Military Academy Concert Band - Ruth Keeler Memorial Library
September 27, 2013 - North Salem

The concert will start promptly at 7:30pm, please be seated by 7:20pm. There are no tickets and seats are first-come-first-served. The auditorium is handicap-accessible. This free concert is sponsored by the Friends of the Keeler Library

Knitting Club - North Bellmore Public Library
September 27, 2013 - North Bellmore

Want to learn to knit? Join this group of industrious knitters who produce beautiful items to wear or to give away. Bring knittle needles and yarn.

Astronomy Nights: Life in the Universe - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
September 27, 2013 - Stamford

Enjoy a presentation on life in the universe, then, weather, permitting, visit the observatory to view the night sky through a 22-inch research telescope. This program is suitable for ages 5 and over.

Simchat Torah Celebration - Congregation Sons of Israel
September 27, 2013 - Upper Nyack

Children are invited to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Simchat Torah with songs, stories, and games followed by lunch.

Jump-N-Jam Tween/Teen Night - Pump It Up Norwalk
September 27, 2013 - Norwalk

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

Atoms for Peace - Barclays Center
September 27, 2013 - Brooklyn

The rock band consisting of Radiohead's Thom York, Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea, and Nigel Godrich.

Farmer's Market Fridays at QBG - Queens Botanical Garden
September 27, 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.

Naked Soul Concert Series - Holly Near - Rubin Museum of Art
September 27, 2013 - New York

Activist and musician Holly Near celebrates her first album in three years, Peace Becomes You, building on 40 creative years and 30 recordings.

Notable New Yorkers Photo Exhibit - Grand Central Terminal
Through September 27, 2013 - New York

More than a century of covering great historic moments, new developments in science and technology, unforgettable sports highlights, as well as cultural treasures, streetscapes of New York City and portraits of world leaders - has resulted in one of the oldest and largest compilations of photographs in the world: The New York Times Photo Archives. The New York Times has invited Notable New Yorkers to choose their favorite iconic images from the publication's vast archives and will share these photos in a "Notable New Yorkers" exhibit in Vanderbilt Hall as part of Grand Central's Centennial celebration.

The Touch of Spain - The Pop-Up Shop Where Spanish Designers Take Center Stage in NYC - Roger Smith Hotel
Through September 27, 2013 - NY

The Touch of Spain, a pop up shop, dedicated to showcasing products of sustainable fashion brands from Spain, will take place in NYC from Sept 4th to 27th. This fun-filled event will be held at the Roger Smith Hotel on Lexington Avenue, in East Manhattan. Due to high demand, this pop-up is now the third of its kind this year and is organized by Beiñ. The 24-day shopping event will feature eco-friendly products including apparel, shoes, bags/purses and accessories from several young and emerging Spanish brands The Touch of Spain will commence with round table discussions from key leaders in the fashion space who will talk about sustainable brands, market penetration strategies for new and independent designers and more. Throughout the 24 days of the event, the pop up will host several activities from workshops for all ages, food, and music to special discounts, all with a touch of Spanish flair.

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

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

Ben E. King & Friends - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
September 27, 2013 - New York

In 1958, King (still using his birth name) joined a doo wop group called The Five Crowns. Later in 1958, The Drifters' manager George Treadwell fired the members of the original Drifters, and replaced them with The Five Crowns. King had a string of R&B hits with the group on Atlantic Records. He co-wrote and sang lead on the first Atlantic hit by the new version of the Drifters, "There Goes My Baby" (1959). He also sang lead on a succession of hits by the team of Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman, including "Save the Last Dance for Me," "This Magic Moment," and "I Count the Tears." King only recorded 13 songs with The Drifters, including a non-single called "Temptation" (later redone by Drifters vocalist Johnny Moore).

Story Time Under the Apple Tree - Museum of Motherhood
September 27, 2013 - Upper East Side

Kids and parents alike can enjoy story time under the apple tree with a few classic songs too at this weekly gathering.

Little Playmates - Floral Park Public Library
September 27, 2013 - Floral Park

This is an ideal way to spend your morning with your little one. This class is designed to engage and stimulate your kids as they play and socialize with others. It's a special time for play and a circle fun for babies ages 12-30 months with their caregivers.

Fun Friday Free Concert Featuring Rozz and Val - Putnam Triangle
September 27, 2013 - Clinton Hill

Enjoy live music with Rozz and Val.

Parent's NIght Out - Tumbling Tunes
September 27, 2013 - East Northport

Children from ages 6 months to 9 years old enjoy games, music, gymnastics, crafts, playroom and fun while parents enjoy an evening out.

Tai Chi - Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art
September 27, 2013 - Staten Island

Class meets in the garden. Please wear loose clothing and comfortable shoes.

Nature Art Class - Audubon Greenwich
September 27, 2013 - Greenwich

Enjoy two fun days when art and nature meet re-purposing materials to highlight our role in caring for the environment. Special guest teacher Adriana Rostovsky will show how to create textures and collages with nature's treasures found outdoors at the Audubon Greenwich center. Class details online at adrianarostovsky.com. All ages welcome. RSVP 203-752-2322 or rostovsky.adriana@gmail.com.

Simchat Torah 'Shabbaba' and Ice Cream Party - The Orangetown Jewish Center
September 27, 2013 - Orangeburg

Young children are invited to dance with the Torah and celebrate Simchat Torah with an ice cream bash.

23rd ANNUAL SCARECROW COMPETITION - Ward Melville Heritage Organization
September 27, 2013 - Stony Brook

This will be the 23rd year the spooky, silly, scary six-foot creations will adorn the pathways of Stony Brook Village Center for visitors to enjoy and vote on their favorite. Categories are Professional, Adult/Family and Children. This year, in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, all scarecrows decorated with a majority of pink will receive 50 bonus points towards the competition. Official Entry Forms are now available in most Stony Brook Village Center shops, at the offices of WMHO at 111 Main Street, 2nd floor, in Stony Brook or online at stonybrookvillage.com. Registration deadline is September 27. Winners will receive cash prizes awarded at WMHO's Annual Halloween Festival, beginning at 2 pm on October 31. Cast your vote for your favorite scarecrow. Voting Ballots are available in all Village Center shops and eateries or at the WMHO office.

Family Fun- Friday Night Movies - Center for Science Teaching and Learning
September 27, 2013 - Rockville Centre

Join us for a fun filled evening for kids and adults. Check website for film title.

Oktoberfest Happy Hour - Blaue Gans
September 27, 2013 - New York

Tickets for all Blaue Gans’ Oktoberfest events can be purchased by emailing events@wallse.com. The cost per ticket is $47 and includes all-you-can-eat food and drink at Friday Happy Hours on September 20, September 27 and October 4.

Eric McFadden with Aaron Comess (Spin Doctors) - The Living Room
September 27, 2013 - New York City

Eric McFadden is considered by many to be guitar-playing virtuoso. A prolific songwriter, McFadden's style ranges from spanish-influence to indie rock. He has toured the world both as a solo artist, as well as traveling with funk legend George Clinton of Parliament/Funkadelic, and rock legend Eric Burdon of The Animals. McFadden is a member of the new supergroup, TEN.

2013 DUMBO Dance Festival - WHITE WAVE John Ryan Theatre
September 27, 2013 - DUMBO

The DUMBO Dance Festival is a four-day marathon showcase of cutting-edge contemporary dance featuring both emerging and eminent dance makers. The Festival includes more than 80 companies with 450 performing artists from the United States, Canada, England, and Korea. This year’s festival also features a special family friendly program on Sunday and a free dance class for kids.

Crafts For Kids- Lakeshore - Lakeshore Learning Store
September 28, 2013 - New Hyde Park

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

BALLETX - Westchester Community College - Academic Arts Theatre
September 28, 2013 - Valhalla

Philadelphia's premier contemporary ballet company unites world-class choreographers with an outstanding company of professional dancers to forge new works of athleticism, emotion, and grace. The boundaries of classical ballet are challenged while preserving rigorous technique. This project is partially supported by a grant from Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour, a program developed and funded by The Heinz Endowments; the William Penn Foundation; the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency; and The Pew Charitable Trusts; and administered by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation.

Piccoli Cuochi: Cooking Classes for Children - Fettuccine Tricolore - Westchester Italian Cultural Center
September 28, 2013 - Tuckahoe

A hands-on, fun workshop that will teach you how to prepare this delicious pasta. Participants will make tricolor fettuccine from scratch and take home what they make. A plate of homemade fettucine dressed with different sauces will be served at the end of the class. Appropriate for all ages. Space is limited, early registration is suggested. Participants must register in advance and prepay. To register please call 914-771-8700.

National Estuaries Day Festival - Alley Pond Environmental Center
September 28, 2013 - Douglaston

Families can enjoy this festival that celebrates the local estuary Little Neck Bay. There will be boat rides, activities, entertainment, hands-on demonstrations, crafts, and fun games.

NINTH ANNUAL MUSEUM DAY LIVE! -
September 28, 2013 -

For one day only, participating museums across the United States, with a wide range of diverse exhibitions, will emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution's Washington DC-based facilities, who offer free admission everyday, and open their doors for free to those who download a Museum Day Live! ticket. Check the website Smithsonian.com/museumdaylive for museum's participating in Connecticut.

Long Island Fair - Old Bethpage Village Restoration
September 28, 2013 - Old Bethpage

Stop by New York State's longest running County Fair. Prize-winning vegetables, flowers, crafts, farm animals, brass band concerts, traditional music, wagon rides, pony rides, and more. This event is a family favorite.

Arts in the Plaza - Kennedy Plaza (in front of City Hall)
September 28, 2013 - Long Beach

Come by and enjoy live music while shopping for handcrafted, original arts and crafts by local artists. Sponsored by the City of Long Beach in association with the Long Beach Art League, Artists in Partnership, and West End Visual Artists Guild.

Summer Ecology Cruise - Pier 4
September 28, 2013 - Sheepshead Bay

Enjoy a three-hour narrated cruise aboard the 100-foot boat “Golden Sunshine.” Visit backwater marshes near JFK Airport, and learn about the 13,000-acre Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. See nesting peregrine falcons, ospreys, egrets, shorebirds, and waterfowl. Price includes narrated tour, as well as fruit, cheese, wine, and other snacks and refreshments. For more information, contact donriepe@gmail.com or buy tickets at www.cruiseseptember28th.eventbrite.com

Dog Days at the Gardens - Old Westbury Gardens
September 28, 2013 - Old Westbury

Would you and your pooch love to make new friends? Here's the perfect opportunity. Bring your leashed dog for an invigorating walk and healthy exercise in designated garden areas. Meet fellow dog lovers in a beautiful environment. All dogs must be leashed.

Poetica Musica: Myst�re D�Amour - Old Westbury Gardens
September 28, 2013 - Old Westbury

An evening concert with works by Debussy, Ravel, Poulenc, Roussel and more. Performing artists include Barry Crawford, flute, Oren Fader, guitar, Eleanor Valkenburg, soprano, guest artist, Molly Morkowski, piano. Guided tour of Westbury House, 6:45 pm; pre-concert talk, 7:30 pm; concert begins at 8pm.

The Amazing Maize Maze - Queens County Farm Museum
September 28, 2013 - Floral Park

Who knew getting lost could be fun? Families can enjoy the fun of getting lost and loving it at this three-acre interactive corn maze. The adventure begins with a "Stalk Talk" to prepare you for the challenge of finding clues, solving puzzles, and making your way out of the maze.

Orienteering - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center
September 28, 2013 - Cornwall

Join Hudson Valley Orienteering and the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum to learn about orienteering. Participants (ages 5 and older) will learn how to navigate their way with a map and compass through a course of checkpoints. There will be two levels of difficulty to choose from. Call for more information.

Depot Logos - NY Transit Museum
September 28, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

As a preliminary to the Museum's Bus Festival, which takes place on September 29, kids can examine logos for bus stations used in the past and create their own circular logos for their imaginary depots.

Addicted to Ink Tattoo Convention - Westchester County Center
September 28, 2013 - White Plains

This inaugural event will feature over 300 artists, vendors, art and apparel dealers, seminars, live music, sideshow acts, and lots more spread over three floors. Purchase tickets at the County Center box office.

Sculpture Workshop-Fiesta Time with Shaun Leonardo - Socrates Sculpture Park
September 28, 2013 - Long Island City

These workshops for kids and their families are free and offered in the Park's education area on a drop-in basis. Participants work with a different artist each week, exploring innovative art mediums and a variety of subject matter. Welcome to the Mexican tradition of pi�atas. Pi�atas are brightly colored papier-mache sculptures, filled with treats and bashed open during festive events. Participants will learn different techniques on how to decorate the papier-mache and plaster skin of pi�atas that will be filled and delightfully smashed.

Oktoberfest - Bear Mountain State Park
September 28, 2013 - Bear Mountain

Bear Mountain once again hosts this fall festival with German music, food, beer, and vendors. Stroll around Hessian lake. Take in the park's fall foliage. Enjoy the season at this family-friendly event. Weekends and Columbus Day through October 27.

HSBC Children's Garden Fall Sessions: Session 2 - Queens Botanical Garden
September 28, 2013 - Flushing

The leaves changing color doesn't signal the end of discovery at the Garden. Kids come cook at the Garden-- make some fresh snacks with vegetables, see how cider is made and then make their own in the cider mill. Plant some herbs to take home for the winter. Pre-registration is required. Register for a single session or all four. Session 2 is Sept 28, Session 3 Oct 6, and Session 4 Oct 26. Go to queensbotanical.org/programs/childrensgarden to register.

Messy Afternoons - Long Island Children's Museum
September 28, 2013 - Garden City

Kids will be up to their elbows in goop, guts, shaving cream and play-doh. Everyone will have fun when you join in for the type of artistic activities that everyone loves, but not one likes to clean-up after. Except for the museum staff. The afternoon will offer a variety of sensory activities for children ages 18 months to age 4.

Dumbo Arts Festival -
September 28, 2013 - Dumbo

Plenty of family friendly art-making activities await at the Dumbo Art Festival. Asking if there are artists in Dumbo is like asking if there are squirrels in the woodlands. Actually, there will be more than 500 participants, 50 galleries, and 100 studios participating. Consult the website closer to the Festival's dates to find activities and their exact locales as this event is spread out over the neighborhood.

Learn To Grow - Steinway Library
September 28, 2013 - Astoria

Learn to grow food organically in our learning gardens. Hands-on activities include seed planting, transplanting, watering, making compost and harvesting. All ages are welcome; children under 4 must be accompanied by an adult.

Hispanic Heritage Celebration at Discovery Museum - Discovery Museum
September 28, 2013 - Bridgeport

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with musical youth groups, storytellers and cultural ambassadors. The day will showcase outstanding Hispanics' achievements and contributions to the sciences, education and industry. Meet-and-greets, fun and educational demos for kids, guest speakers and presentations, food, fun, and festivities are all part of the day's event.. Enjoy full museum access, planetarium shows, and exhibits and activities for all ages.

'Pirate Pete's Parrot' - The Secret Theatre
September 28, 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.

Legends and Lore of the Little People - Trailside Nature Museum
September 28, 2013 - Cross River

Tales of leprechaun lairs, elfin dens, faerie eyries, and a troll bridge highlight this annual event with storyteller Jonathan Kruk. Co-sponsored by the Friends of Trailside Museum and Ward Pound Ridge Reservation.

Fall Harvest Festival - Green Chimneys
September 28, 2013 - Brewster

Green Chimneys' annual Fall Harvest Festival is filled with fun and educational activities for the entire family. The festival begins with the Children's Harvest Fun Run around the Green Chimneys Horse Barn. The rest of the day features great seasonal activities including pumpkin decorating, hay rides, the little folks' hay maze, and make-your-own scarecrow. Also included: live animal demonstrations, nature activities, kids' crafts, and the bungee trampoline.

Ahrens & Flaherty : Nice Fighting You : A 30th Anniversary Celebration - 54 Below
Through September 28, 2013 - New York

The Tony Award-winning songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once on This Island, My Favorite Year, Lucky Stiff... the list goes on…) celebrate their thirty years of collaboration with six not to be missed performances. Drawing from their vast body of work, a changeable feast of Broadway stars perform the team's best-known songs, as well as lesser-known gems, cut songs and sneak peaks at new shows. And who knows, Lynn and Stephen may even be cajoled into getting onstage.

Twin Mom Talk - Parents R Talking
September 28, 2013 - Mineola

"Twin Mom Talk" is a support group for mothers, or soon-to-be mothers, of twins, triplets, or more. Talk centers around growth and development of multiples, as well as providing support through fellowship. Some of the subjects covered: getting your infants into a daily routine, sleep issues, children's temperaments, potty training, positive discipline, parent child separation, sibling separation, entering school and so much more! The office is located in a lovely pediatrics office. This is a place where you can get away, have a refreshment and talk to fellow mothers of multiples. Occasionally there is a special speaker or other presentation.

Nature Exploration (vigorous) - High Rock Park
September 28, 2013 - Staten Island

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

KISS CANCER GOOD-BYE WALK - Heckscher Park
September 28, 2013 - Huntington

The event will feature activities for kids with a focus on healthy living, live music, a pre-walk warm up and performances from local dance schools. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. Sponsored by Gellerman Orthodontics, PC.

Around the World Destination: France - Stepping Stones Museum
September 28, 2013 - Norwalk

A special visit with favorite book character Madeline as she shares a story and takes the audience through the various sights and sounds of Paris.

A Night at The Museum Sleepover - American Museum of Natural History
September 28, 2013 - New York

Visit amnh.org/sleepovers for available dates and further details including pricing for Halloween sleepover and Scout nights. Break out your sleeping bags and experience the Museum like never before. During A Night at the Museum, the Museum's popular sleepover program, guests will explore the halls of the Museum, including the Spitzer Hall of Human Origins, Cullman Hall of the Universe, and the Hall of Saurischian Dinosaurs, where they will find T. rex. Then, participants will settle down beneath the 94-foot-long blue whale in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life, around the African elephants in the Akeley Hall of African Mammals, or at the base of a volcano in the Gottesman Hall of Planet Earth. This unique after-hours program will thrill kids ages 6 to 13 and their caregivers. Additional dates: Friday, October 18 Friday, October 25, Halloween Saturday, November 2, Scout Night Friday, November 15, Scout Night Friday, December 6

'A Midsummer Night's Dream' - The Players Theatre
September 28, 2013 - Greenwich Village

New York City sets the scene for Shakespeare's tale of romantic mischief. In this inaugural production, The Theatre Project's new acting company puts a new spin on an old classic.

Craft & Fine Arts Fair - Nassau County Museum of Art
September 28, 2013 - Roslyn Harbor

Come out for family fun, fine art, and fabulous crafts outdoors at the museum. Produced by the American Concern for Art and Craftsmanship, one of the nation?s most prominent craft festivals, returns to Nassau County Museum of Art. Exhibiting craftspeople offer functional and decorative pottery, molded and dyed leather, precious and nontraditional jewelry, blown and stained glass, contemporary furniture, wearable art and more. Continuous craft demonstrations, alpaca shearing and entertainment along with a food court featuring a selection of international foods, beverages and desserts. Free parking.

FAMILY JAM featuring Music for Aardvarks - Groove Performing Arts
September 28, 2013 - Larchmont

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

Honey Weekend - Wave Hill
September 28, 2013 - Bronx

Families can enjoy a day of busy bee fun featuring demos, projects, information stations, and tastings. There will be a sweet menu of activities for all ages. Most Honey Weekend events take place both Saturday and Sunday and are free with admission to the grounds. For a full listing of the activities and events, visit wavehill.org. Admission is free Sat., 9/28, until noon.

Family Art Project: Be a Bee - Wave Hill
September 28, 2013 - Bronx

A Honey Weekend event. Live the life of a bee! Outfit yourself with wings, antennae, a pollen cup, and a kazoo to buzz with. Buzz around in a hive of six-sided cells and forage in the flowers. Join in a bee parade and dance in a cardboard hive at 12:30pm, weather permitting. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until 12pm.

My City Park Performance - Museum of the City of New York
September 28, 2013 - Upper East Side

Watch Making Books Sing perform 'My City Park.' When Milo finds out that his favorite city park is going to be torn down and replaced with a shopping mall, he seeks out the help of his two best friends, Odessa the Owl and Bucky the Squirrel. This educational performance features puppetry, original songs, and audience participation. Children will learn the importance of shared community spaces as they sing along to songs that celebrate New York City.

Watson Adventures’ Murder at the Met Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
September 28, 2013 - New

Join Watson Adventures on a murder mystery scavenger hunt for adults at the Met Museum! Fans of murder mysteries and "The Da Vinci Code" will enjoy this scavenger hunt throughout the Metropolitan Museum of Art. A murdered curator has left behind a cryptic trail of clues connected with secrets in works of art. As your team gathers answers about the art, you begin to piece together a sordid tale about greed, lust, revenge and treachery, all revolving around the museum’s planned multi-million dollar purchase of a rare painting by Leonardo Da Vinci. The murder victim knew too much—and now it’s your turn to discover what drove someone to commit murder. To find out, you’ll have to crack a secret code to figure out who dunnit. Advance purchase is required. Price includes museum admission. Questions? 877-9GO-HUNT.

Collage Artists' Studio Tour - Katonah Museum of Art
September 28, 2013 - Katonah

Guided by exhibition curators Pavel Zoubok and Rachael Lawe, get a first-hand look at the materials and processes of four collage artists. See Joel Carriero's heat transfer process, Selena Kimball's reworked visual histories, Aaron Wexler's abstractions of nature and architecture, and Lisa Hoke's collection of materials gathered from sources as diverse as her family, her building super, and the corner grocery store. Prepaid reservations required. Lunch and luxury coach included. Bus leaves from the KMA at 9am. For additional information or to make a reservation, please contact education@katonahmuseum.org; 914-232-9555, x2985.

Hooping in Nature - Cranberry Lake Preserve
September 28, 2013 - N. White Plains

Bring your hula-hoop for a great workout, surrounded by nature. Beginners welcome.

Make a Gourd House - Lasdon Park, Arboretum & Veterans Memorial
September 28, 2013 - Somers

Create a unique gourd house as shelter for your feathered friends, Pre-registration required at 914-886-5108.

Strawberry Fields Beatles Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
September 28, 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".

Strawberry Fields Beatles Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
September 28, 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".

We Build New York - NY Transit Museum
September 28, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Using SketchUp software and images from the Museum's Archives, budding designers and engineers meet in the Technology Lab for an afternoon of big-city creativity and computer-assisted designs. Limited capacity. Call 718-694-1792 to register.

Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes - North Cove
September 28, 2013 - Battery Park City

Communities across the Greater New York City market come together to join the movement to Stop Diabetes by participating in the American Diabetes Association's StepOut: Walk to Stop Diabetes event. Step Out is a fundraising walk that raises awareness about diabetes as well as much needed funds to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. Step Out engages individuals, families and organizations who want to become involved in the community and help change the future of diabetes. Participants can walk as individuals or create a team and walk with friends, family and co-workers. To register to walk, or join/create a team, go here: http://diabetes.org/nycstepout.

Storytime: Otis, by Loren Long - Barnes & Noble -- The Palisades Center
September 28, 2013 - West Nyack

Stop by the store's children's area for a reading of Loren Long's stories about Otis, a very special tractor, and for some fun Otis activities.

Autumn Bird Walk - Tenafly Nature Center
September 28, 2013 - Tenafly

Join an environmental educator for a morning bird walk to look for migrating waterfowl, raptors, and other seasonal birds at Pfister's Pond and along trails. The program is intended for adults and children 10 and up. Beginning birdwatchers are welcome. Bring binoculars if you have them; if not, loaners will be available. In case of inclement weather the program will be cancelled.

London Terrace Street Fair - Chelsea
September 28, 2013 -

"The Best Little Street Fair in NYC" selling art, jewelry, clothing, furniture, books, and more.

The Ghost of Sleepy Hollow - Vanderbilt Carriage House
September 28, 2013 - Centerport

Ichabod Crane and the fearsome Headless Horseman come to life in this audience participation version of Washington Irving's classic tale.

Oktoberfest - Platzl Brauhaus
September 28, 2013 - Pomona

Families are invited for a traditional Oktoberfest celebration with hot pretzels, knockwurst, potato pancakes, hot German potato salad, red cabbage, salads, German beer and dessert. Entertainment includes live music and German folk dancers.

GEODESIC DOME WORKSHOP - The Skyscraper Museum
September 28, 2013 - Battery Park City

Learn about domes from across the world. From igloos to Bucky Fuller's inventive projects, this amazing shape has many uses. How does geometry help the domes stand up? Kids will build their own domed structures while learning some history along the way.

Hudson County Day - Field Station: Dinosaurs
September 28, 2013 - Secaucus

Hudson County, named for explorer Henry Hudson, is home to cities and parks, businesses and schools, transportation hubs and historical landmarks. Discount for Hudson County residents.

Birding: Raptor Migrants - Spring Creek Park
September 28, 2013 - Canarsie

The Urban Park Rangers will teach you about raptors, those birds of prey that soar majestically through the woodlands.

Django's Dream - Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts
September 28, 2013 - New York

It would certainly have been "Django's Dream" to witness such extraordinary guitarists perform his music so vividly and daringly as to somehow make it new again. For one unforgettable night, this mini festival celebrates Gypsy swing of the 1930s in unexpected ways under the artistic direction of guitarist and composer Stephane Wrembel (Fontainebleu, France/NY). Wrembel, who has been called "a revelation" by Rolling Stone and who composed the music for Woody Allen's last two films will be joined by Kamlo (Nantes, France) who interprets Django via the Mediterranean, and Flamenco and Gypsy swing-style guitar master Alfonso Ponticelli (Chicago). The electrifying sounds of three of the world's leading Gypsy jazz artists - who each share a deep knowledge of Django's style yet express it in individual ways - will move effortlessly between beloved Gypsy jazz standards and stunning improvisations ending in a spectacular super jam finale.

Carly Aquilino, Chris DiStefano, Joe DeRosa, Ari Shaffir, Adrienne Iapalucci, Paul Virzi, and More! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
September 28, 2013 - New York

Ted Alexandro, Pete Dominick, Ari Shaffir, Joe DeRosa, Paul Virzi, and More! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
September 28, 2013 - New York

Pete Dominick, Ari Shaffir, Ted Alexandro, Joe DeRosa, Paul Virzi, and More! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
September 28, 2013 - New York

The Kids Kloset and The Mommy Market - Mitchel Athletic Complex
September 28, 2013 - Garden City

The Kids Kloset Consignment Sale is Long Island's premier consignment event featuring over 40,000 quality new and gently used items for kids. Join this established event and be well on your way to earning money and saving money. A "One Stop" shopping experience for everything kid-related. You will find everything from clothing to toys to baby equipment and everything in between. Once you shop The Kids Kloset, you will never want to miss another event. Call for additional information.

Oktoberfest - Platzl Brauhaus
September 28, 2013 - Pomona

This authentic Oktoberfest celebration offers German folk dancing demonstrations, live German music, plenty of German (or American) food, amusement rides for kids, and lots of German beer. Reservations are required.

Watson Adventures’ Secrets of Grand Central Scavenger Hunt - Grand Central Terminal
September 28, 2013 - New York

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

Nicholas McGegan Conducts the Juilliard Orchestra - Peter Jay Sharp Theater
September 28, 2013 - New York

Nicholas McGegan, conductor. Flute soloist to be announced September 21. BRITTEN An American Overture; IBERT Concerto for Flute and Orchestra, Op. 37; ELGAR Enigma Variations. Praised by the New York Times for his "abundant zeal and affection," British conductor Nicholas McGegan returns to lead the Juilliard Orchestra, celebrating the centenary of fellow countryman Benjamin Britten by crossing the pond musically with the folksong-inspired An American Overture (1941), and Edward Elgar's brilliant Enigma Variations (1899), which the composer dedicated "to my friends pictured within." The program also features Jacques Ibert's warmly tonal and richly virtuosic Concerto for Flute and Orchestra, Op. 37 (1934)--a cornerstone of the 20th century flute repertoire and a widely-celebrated audience favorite. Tickets $20 available 9/6 at the Juilliard Box Office, by calling CenterCharge (212) 721-6500, or online. Patron/Senior/Student tickets $10 available at the Juilliard Box Office only

Maria Minerva - Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
September 28, 2013 - New York

Channeling raw yet hazy disco energy with conceptual post-punk leanings, Estonian-born, Brooklyn-based artist Maria Minerva builds her music on an aesthetically-minded, intellectually-driven blend of electronic pop and "21st century folk music." Her distinctive sound draws similarities to the reverb-laden hypnagogic pop created by Laurel Halo, L.A. Vampires, and Julia Holter.

Juilliard Pre-College Faculty Recital by Violinist Lara Lev - Paul Hall
September 28, 2013 - New York

BLOCH Suite No.1 for Solo Violin (1958); PROKOFIEV Sonata for Solo Violin, Op.115 (1947); BARTOK Sonata for Solo Violin (1944). FREE; no tickets required

NYC Catholic Professionals Mass & Social - The Church of St. Catherine of Sienna
September 28, 2013 - New York

Join Catholic young adults in their 20s, 30s and 40s for the Catholic Young Professionals Mass on Saturday September 28th at 5:15PM at the Church of St. Catherine of Sienna. Founded in 1897, the Church is staffed by Dominican Friars. Volunteers are needed for the Mass: 2 acolytes, 1 cross-bearer, 2 altar servers, and 1 lector. If you are interested in volunteering, email us at catholicfellowship@ymail.com. After the 5:15PM Mass, meet the group outside in front of the Church to head to O’Flanagan’s for a social. Ask for Joe, Tony or Toan who are your hosts from The Catholic Fellowship. The group will walk over together (around 6:15pm/6:30pm) to O’Flanagan’s (about 3 blocks away). At O'Flanagan's, enjoy drink specials, live music and pool table (in the back room, which is reserved for our group). For those that wish to sit and eat, we have also reserved some tables for our party close to the bar area for easy socializing. Our Catholic Young Professionals Mass is well attended, usually drawing about 150+ young adults throughout the NYC tri-state area. Feel free to invite friends. ***Venue for the 5:15PM Saturday Mass***: The Church of St. Catherine of Sienna 411 East 68th Street Between 1st Ave & York Ave New York, NY 10065 ***Directions to the Church***: - Take the 6 to 68th Street / Lexington Avenue - Take the 4, 5, N, Q, R to 59th Street / Lexington Avenue - Take the F to 63rd Street / Lexington Avenue ***Venue for social after Mass***: O’Flanagan’s 1215 First Avenue Between 65th & 66th Street New York, NY 10065 www.oflanagans.com

Oyster Frenzy Presented by Blue Island Oyster Farms - Grand Central Oyster Bar
September 28, 2013 - New York

It's an all-day Frenzy! Sixteen varieties of oysters - eight each from the East and West coasts - and six championship wines will headline the menu, and the top professional oyster shuckers on the planet will highlight the competition at the 11th Annual "Grand Central Oyster Frenzy" presented by Blue Island Oyster Farms on Sept. 28 - at the Grand Central Oyster Bar (lower level, Grand Central Terminal) in New York City from noon to 4 pm. GCOB executive chef Sandy Ingber will host.

Geodesic Dome Workshop - The Skyscraper Museum
September 28, 2013 - New York

Learn about domes from across the world! From igloos to Bucky Fuller's inventive projects, this amazing shape has many uses. How does geometry help the domes stand up? Kids will build their own domed structures while learning some history along the way. Ages 8-15. All workshops are located at The Skyscraper Museum at 39 Battery Place. Registration is requested by Friday at 5 PM. To sign up for the Family Program newsletter, or for more information, email education[at]skyscraper[dot]org or call 212-945-6324. *Cost is $5 per child; members free.

Fall Festival - Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
September 28, 2013 - Cold Spring Harbor

Enjoy environmental exhibitions, refreshments, music, games and explore two aquarium buildings. There will be fishing for children with all gear provided. (rain date 10/5)

Fiddler on the Roof - BroadHollow Theatre at BayWay Arts Center
September 28, 2013 - East Islip

In the village of Anatevka, Tevye, a poor milkman, is trying to keep his family's traditions alive. Yet times are changing. Tevye's daughters want to make their own decisions. Songs include Tradition, Matchmaker, If I Were a Rich Man and Sunrise Sunset.

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.

Seining the River Wild - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
September 28, 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).

Da Capo Chamber Players: Chinary Ung's 70th! - Merkin Concert Hall
September 28, 2013 - New York

Da Capo Chamber Players celebrates the 70th birthday of renowned Cambodian-American composer and master teacher Chinary Ung. Featuring a world premiere of the chamber version of "Singing Inside Aura," Ung's 2012 concerto for singing violist written for Susan Ung; and Ung's masterpiece "Oracle", written for Da Capo. Program includes chamber and solo offerings by former Ung students Aaron Gervais and Yumiko Morita, and two chamber pieces involving the khaen, the SE-Asian mouth reed organ. The khaen pieces will feature khaen virtuoso Christopher Adler, and were written by NYC-based Indonesian composer Sidney Boquiren, and by Adler himself.

Museum Day Live - Queens Historical Society
September 28, 2013 - Flushing

In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, who offer free admission every day, Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Ticket for free. This allows the ticket holder and a guest free admission. For tickets go to smithsonianmag.com/museumdayticket/. Founded in 1968 as a not-for-profit organization the Queens Historical Society researches, records, and showcases issues that have had a profound impact on the history of Queens. The Society owns and maintains the Kingsland Homestead, a late 18th Century New York City landmark located in the historic, city-owned Weeping Beech Park in Flushing. In addition to changing exhibitions, a permanent lobby exhibition details the history of the homestead, and a period room displays furnishing and dress of the Victorian era. This venue will accept your Museum Day Live! ticket on the screen of your smartphone.

Tales to Tails - Wilton Library
September 28, 2013 - Wilton

ROAR's (Ridgefield Operation Animal Rescue) Therapy Dog Program brings therapy dogs to the library for children to read to them. The use of trained therapy dogs in reading programs can result in children who feel comfortable reading out loud, read more often, attempt more difficult books, and actually look forward to reading. Children must read independently to participate in this program. Registration is required.

Wilton Library's Shredding Day for the Community - Wilton Library
September 28, 2013 - Wilton

Wilton Library is holding a shredding day fundraiser for the library in its parking lot. Minimum fee is $10; $15 for ½ of 65 gal container; $30 to fill full 65 gal container. Shredding services donated by City Confidential, a division of City Carting.

The Sound of Music - Take One Performing Arts
September 28, 2013 - Ronkonkoma

The story of the Von Trapp family set to the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein.

LES MISERABLES - Theatre Three
September 28, 2013 - Port Jefferson

Theatre Three opens its 44th season with the epic, stirring, and uplifting story of Jean Valjean, unjustly imprisoned for nineteen years, and his journey to a new life. Winner of the Olivier, Tony and Drama Desk Awards for Best Musical.

Guild Hall Joins Smithsonian magazine's Museum Day Live! - Guild Hall
September 28, 2013 - East Hampton

The Museum at Guild Hall will open its doors free of charge as part of Smithsonian magazine’s ninth annual Museum Day Live! Experience our current exhibitions featuring the recent works of Chuck Close and sculpture by Joel Perlman. A nationwide event, Museum Day Live! offers free admission to visitors presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket at a participating museum or cultural institution. The Museum Day Live! ticket is available to download at Smithsonian.com/museumday. Visitors who present the Museum Day Live! ticket will gain free entrance for two at participating venues for one day only. One ticket is permitted per household, per email address. For more information about Museum Day Live! 2013 and a list of participating museums and cultural institutions, please visit Smithsonian.com/museumday.

52nd Annual Armonk Outdoor Art Show - Business Park Drive
September 28, 2013 - Armonk

Nationally recognized art show featuring 185 juried artists. Works include oils/acrylics, watercolors, mixed media, printmaking/drawing/pastels, sculpture, photography/digital art, jewelry, and fine crafts. There is free parking on site, as well as children's activities/treasure hunt, emerging artists, docent tours, personal shopping, and a full food court. For additional information, contact info@armonkoutdoorartshow.org. Rain or shine.

Skitember - Belleayre Mountain
September 28, 2013 - Highmount

Belleayre Mountain hosts this fall festival weekend with live music, theater performances, children's crafts, fishing, inflatables, mountain bike riding, kyaking demonstrations, a sky ride, guided hikes, and winter apparel sales.

SOL-I-DO - a tribute to Portugal - The Riverside Theatre
Through September 28, 2013 - New York

Edgar Cortes Dance Theater presents the world premiere of the new work SOL-I-DÓ - a tribute to Portugal, a contemporary dance piece inspired by Portugal and its traditions. It explores its rich variety of folk dance, costumes and music. This piece combines the traditional with the contemporary. For more information visit www.EdgarCortesDanceTheater.com

Museum Day Live! - The Nassau County Firefighters Museum
September 28, 2013 - Garden City

In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, who offer free admission every day, Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Ticket for free. This allows the ticket holder and a guest free admission. For tickets go to website smithsonianmag.com/museumdayticket/. Parking, special events, and exhibits are excluded.

Museum Day Live! - Hofstra University Museum
September 28, 2013 - Hempstead

In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, who offer free admission every day, Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Ticket for free. This allows the ticket holder and a guest free admission. For tickets go to website smithsonianmag.com/museumdayticket/. Parking, special events, and exhibits are excluded.

Museum Day Live! - Long Island Children's Museum
September 28, 2013 - Garden City

In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, who offer free admission every day, Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Ticket for free. This allows the ticket holder and a guest free admission. For tickets go to website smithsonianmag.com/museumdayticket/. Parking, special events, and exhibits are excluded.

Museum Day Live! - Garvies Point Museum and Preserve
September 28, 2013 - Glen Cove

In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, who offer free admission every day, Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Ticket for free. This allows the ticket holder and a guest free admission. Parking, special events, and exhibits are excluded.

Museum Day Live! - Cradle of Aviation Museum
September 28, 2013 - Garden City

In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, who offer free admission every day, Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Ticket for free. This allows the ticket holder and a guest free admission. Parking, special events, and exhibits are excluded.

Apple Picking - The Orchards of Concklin
September 28, 2013 - Pomona

Fall in Rockland County means its time for apple picking. Its also time for some outdoor fun. After picking way more apples than you really need, head back toward the farm store for inflatables including a giant slide, haunted house, Bounce House, and the perennially-popular Jurassic Adventure. Children's activities are held 12-5pm. Cortland, Empire, and Red Delicious apples are expected to be available this weekend.

SOL-I-DO - a tribute to Portugal - The Riverside Theatre
Through September 28, 2013 - New York

Edgar Cortes Dance Theater presents the world premiere of the new work SOL-I-DÓ - a tribute to Portugal, a contemporary dance piece inspired by Portugal and its traditions. It explores its rich variety of folk dance, costumes and music. This piece combines the traditional with the contemporary. For more information visit www.EdgarCortesDanceTheater.com

Nintendo Wii Night - The Moxie Spot
September 28, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

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

Bernstein's West Side Story & Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 with Yefim Bronfman - New York Philharmonic
Through September 28, 2013 - New York

The Russian-born, Grammy award winning pianist, Yefim Bronfman joins the Philharmonic as Artist-in-Residence for the 2013-14 season. Mr. Bronfman has performed with the Orchestra on more than 55 occasions after his debut with the Philharmonic in May of 1970.

Bernardo Torrens - 40 x 40 - Bernarducci Meisel Gallery
Through September 28, 2013 - New York

Cinderella's Glass Slipper - Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts
September 28, 2013 - Smithtown

Cinderella works hard in the home of her cruel stepmother. Her silly stepsisters, Brunhilda and Cleopatra, see themselves as beautiful and think the prince will marry them. Of course, the handsome prince spends most of the evening at a palace ball trying to escape from them. The story is ages old, but you'll meet playful new characters in this fresh adaptation. This well-known classic is filled with songs by Bill Francoeur that create their own magic, such as the prologue "Once Upon a Time," the stepsisters' "Ladies of Fashion" and Cinderella's "Dream of Tomorrow."

Movies for Kids (and their Families) - 'Real Genius' - Jacob Burns Film Center
September 28, 2013 - Pleasantville

A group of brainy students at an elite college (led by a young Val Kilmer) discover that a villainous professor has them secretly developing state-of-the-art weaponry. When they take their revenge, they prove they've got plenty of creative talent outside the lab, too. A goofily uproarious 1980s comedy. 1985. 108 min. Rated PG.

Farmers' Festival-A Celebration of Local Agriculture - Hungry Hollow Co-op
September 28, 2013 - Chestnut Ridge

Hungry Hollow Co-op hosts its 19th Annual Farmers' Festival with live music, local food, grill, children's activities, demonstrations, samples, tastings, and more. Rain or shine.

Anna Nicole - New York City Opera
Through September 28, 2013 - Brooklyn

Composed by Mark-Anthony Turnage to a libretto by Richard Thomas, Anna Nicole tells the story of Anna Nicole Smith, a small-town Texas waitress (and, later, exotic dancer) in pursuit of the American Dream. Smith weds an octogenarian billionaire and becomes a Playboy model and tabloid celebrity, living a life of excess and substance abuse under the constant glare of the media until her death at the age of 39. The opera mixes comedy and tragedy and boldly confronts issues of modern celebrity, greed and exploitation. Richard Jones directs this U.S. premiere, a co-production with BAM that kicks off the 2013 Next Wave Festival. The diverse cast for Anna Nicole includes Sarah Joy Miller as Anna Nicole, Susan Bickley as Virgie, Robert Brubaker as Old Man Marshall, Rod Gilfry as Stern, John Easterlin as Larry King, Stephen Wallem as Trucker, Mary Testa as Aunt Kaye, Christina Sajous as Blossom, James Barbour as Daddy Hogan, Ben Davis as Billy and Joshua Jeremiah as Deputy Mayor. Steven Sloane will conduct the New York City Opera Orchestra. No performances 9/18, 20, 22, 23, 26.

AKC MEET THE BREEDS - Javits Center
September 28, 2013 - Midtown West

Presented by the American Kennel Club (AKC�) and The International Cat Association (TICA), the fifth annual "AKC Meet the Breeds" will showcase more than 200 purebred dogs and cats, each in their own booths that will be decorated to depict the history and unique traits of each breed. In addition to meeting and playing with the animals, guests can enjoy a variety of games, giveaways, programs and demonstrations including dog and cat agility competitions, K9 search & rescue dog demos, trick dogs, a feline fashion show and more. Additionally, unique pet-themed gifts created by more than 100 vendors will be available for purchase.

Tropical Oasis Cruise - Circle Line Downtown
September 28, 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 Nose - Metropolitan Opera
September 28, 2013 - New York

William Kentridge's innovative production of Shostakovich's The Nose returns, with Valery Gerfiev leading a cast that includes Paulo Szot as the hapless Kovalyov, Andrey Popov as the Police Inspector, and Alexander Lewis as Kovalyov's runaway nose.

Bouchra Ouizguen - Ha! - New York Live Arts
Through September 28, 2013 - New York

Inspired by the quatrains of Persian poet and Sufi mystic Djalal ad-Din Rumi, Ha!, the latest creation by Bouchra Ouizguen, is an exploration of madness. Using the same working method which led to the success of Madame Plaza (presented at New York Live Arts in September 2012 as part of Voices of Strength), Ouizguen returned to Morocco, her homeland, gaining additional inspiration from the cultural terrain that has enriched the movement, singing and language in this new work.

The 11th Annual New York Burlesque Festival - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
September 28, 2013 - New York

Put on your top hat and tails for the Saturday Spectacular at B.B. King Blues Club in the heart of Times Square! Hosted by Murray Hill, this magical night showcases over 40 of the finest burlesque performers from around the globe in a 1920s supper club atmosphere. Expect glamorous gowns and gorgeous gals in a dazzling evening of entertainment that includes live jazz and big band music! This luscious night ends with a wild DJ/go-go dance party from 11:00PM until 1:00AM in Lucille's Bar & Grill (located next door to the main showroom) that is free for all Saturday ticket holders. The Annual New York Burlesque Festival is the largest and most acclaimed festival of its kind and has attracted sold-out crowds since its premiere in 2002. This year marks the 10th annual festival, and producers Thirsty Girl & Pontani Sisters Productions will once again serve up four nights of glitter and glamour in Gotham, with over 120 eye-popping performances from the world's leading burlesque and variety entertainers at four of NYC's hottest performance venues. In addition to tassels and tail feathers, this year's festival offers live music, international DJs, variety and circus performers, boylesque, and a burlesque boutique where you can try on custom corsets, peruse pasties, hair ornaments, vintage dresses, and lingerie, and even get a burlesque make-over.

Nature Walk - Reed's Basket Willow Swamp Park
September 28, 2013 - Staten Island

Discover this hidden natural park in Dongan Hills. You'll visit the three bodies of water in the park and hike through the woodlands. Although none of the willows grown by the Reed family still exist, the woodlands and stream are still home to a wide variety of flora and fauna.

We Have An Anchor - Brooklyn Academy of Music
Through September 28, 2013 - Brooklyn

DIY auteur and consummate independent filmmaker Jem Cohen (Museum Hours, Instrument, Benjamin Smoke) collaborates with a supergroup of acclaimed musicians -- Guy Picciotto (Fugazi), Jim White (Dirty Three), T. Griffin (The Quavers), Efrim Manuel Menuck and Sophie Trudeau (Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Thee Silver Mt. Zion), and Jessica Moss (Thee Silver Mt. Zion), plus guest vocalist Mira Billotte (White Magic) -- in this cinematic love letter to Nova Scotia's Cape Breton.

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.

Storytime - Barnes and Noble Bookstore - Utopia Center
September 28, 2013 - Fresh Meadows

It's never too early for parents to foster the love of reading in their young children. A variety of authors and kid-centric themes will be featured.

Sutton Foster - Cafe Carlyle
Through September 28, 2013 - New York

Eddie Money - Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre-Eisenhower Park
September 28, 2013 - East Meadow

Performances in this summer concert series include genres that range from disco to classical and oldies to musical theatre, providing entertainment to a variety of music lovers. The Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre is an outdoor theater located within Eisenhower Park in East Meadow. Conveniently located near parking fields 6 and 6A, the theatre provides a venue for a full schedule of entertainment events.

Book Launch: Patchwork Helps a Friend - Powerhouse Arena
September 28, 2013 - DUMBO

Everybody will enjoy this story by Jacqueline Schmidt and Gail Grener. Patchwork, a colorfully quilted stuffed bear, sets forth on a quirky journey and enlists the help of his wildly eclectic bunch of buddies to help him repair his best pal, a raggedy bear named Fred.

Brooklyn Families Celebrate: Sukkot - Brooklyn Children's Museum
September 28, 2013 - Crown Heights

Visit the Museum and learn about the harvest festival of Sukkot. Explore the traditions of this holiday and enjoy activities for children of all ages.

Home Sweet Home - Brooklyn Children's Museum
September 28, 2013 - Crown Heights

Kids will explore how environments and geography affect the kind of homes people build, and celebrate all the wonderful things homes provide!

Watson Adventures’ Wizard School Scavenger Hunt for Harry Potter Fans - Metropolitan Museum of Art
September 28, 2013 - New

Join Watson Adventures on a unique scavenger hunt for Harry Potter fans ages 10 & up! Follow in the footsteps of young wizards on a field trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in search of art that echoes characters, places and enchanted objects in the famed Harry Potter books and movies. Keep your trusty wand handy as you track down a powerful sorceress, a Snape-like potions master, Hagrid-like giants, and cloaked and masked figures as scary as any Death Eater or Dementor. The hunt is not an addition to or variation on Harry’s adventures, but instead references to the books will provide a surprising bridge to many strange and wonderful works of art. It’s a great way to discover—or rediscover—the Met. Kids must be accompanied by adults. Advance purchase is required via our website. Price includes museum admission. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT.

Guided Meditation - Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art
September 28, 2013 - Staten Island

Tai Chi - Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art
September 28, 2013 - Staten Island

Class meets in the garden. Please wear loose clothing and comfortable shoes.

Moms In Training - Jennings Beach
September 28, 2013 - Fairfield

Fairfield moms are invited to get in shape, meet other moms and help raise funds in support of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's lifesaving research and patient support programs. Mom's meet Saturday mornings for a 1 hour training session to prepare for a 5 miles race on November 17th in Wallingford. Choose to do all the training sessions or just those you are able to attend. Meet in the parking lot, it will be clearly marked with banners and purple jerseys. Sign up anytime before October 18. Go to the website for more information.

Geodesic Dome Workshop - Skyscraper Museum
September 28, 2013 - New York

Discover domes from around the world! From igloos to Bucky Fuller's open-frame inventions, domes are built of different materials and serve a variety of purposes. How are domes constructed, and why are they so strong? Children will discover answers to these questions while building their own geometric structures.

FARE Walk for Food Allergy - Glen Island Park
September 28, 2013 - New Rochelle

The FARE Walk for Food Allergy will take place in Westchester County at Glen Island Park in New Rochelle on Sep. 28, 2013. Check-in and activities begin at 1pm. The Walk ceremony starts at 2pm. With more than 60 US locations this year, the FARE Walk for Food Allergy raises money for food allergy research, awareness, advocacy, and education. The Walk includes a family fun day loaded with activities: DJ, soccer, gaga, bouncy castles, face painting, carnival games, arts and crafts, obstacle course, giveaways from sponsors, and much more! It is a fun, family event for all — those with and without allergies! Registration is free. Advance registration is recommended, but not required, and can be completed at foodallergywalk.org/westchester. Help say FAREwell to food allergies.

Katie Goodman's Midlife Crisis Tour - Stage 72
September 28, 2013 - New York City

Katie Goodman: Back from a Smash Success at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival! Raw and Uncut at Stage 72 (formerly The Triad) in New York City. “I want to lick her brain.” – Audience member, Joe’s Pub, NYC. “New York comic Katie Goodman (Gilded Balloon) has been described as a female Tim Minchin. I was extremely skeptical, but it turns out the praise could not be more apt. Goodman is a multi-talented singer and musician with a sharp line in political satire and a voice than can send goose-bumps up your spine or make the light fittings rattle. Ripping through songs in a variety of styles, from rap through country to Italian opera, she skewers religion, homophobia, MILFs, the Tea Party and her own midlife crisis with a merciless eye and a filthy mouth. There are plenty of musical comics out there, but few who base lyrics on a study of repressed homosexuality in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology or do a dance incorporating Kegel exercises.” Goodman has a cult following in the US and on YouTube, and this, her first solo show, is sure to win her a fan-base here. – The Observer, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Scotland, 2013. Comedian and on-line celebrity Katie Goodman captivates her audience with her unique style of raw humor and gutsy original musical satire. An internationally touring musical comedienne, Goodman is known for providing an audience with an act that is political, personal, and wildly entertaining. Honed to a razor sharp edge, her recently released first solo album, "I Didn't F*ck It Up," received enormous praise from Punchline Magazine, who put it best: "On par not just with any woman in modern comedy, not just with any music act in modern comedy but, categorically on par with anyone working the current comedy scene... Impressive...Magnificent." “I Didn’t F*ck It Up: Irreverent, Hilarious, Musical Satire from an Uncensored Mind” is running Saturdays throughout the fall and winter at Stage 72 (formerly known as The Triad) in New York City: September 28, October 19 & December 14th. All shows at 7:00pm. Known for her sense of raw humor and playfulness, Katie holds nothing back on stage. Her charming-yet-challenging style and material appeal to both men and women. Goodman continues to gain recognition and popularity throughout the country on YouTube and beyond - you can take a sneak peak at her hijinx on YouTube, particularly with the hit, "I Didn't F*ck It Up," which is sweeping the nation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sdn3O6aaMNc&list=PLED3D20A3C5E19455&index=1 No matter where she performs, Katie Goodman’s audacity and humor have won over audiences and critics alike. The Boston Globe praised her act as having “impeccable comic timing” and said, “the fun is infectious,” while The Huffington Post remarked on her brazen performance by stating, “Finally, someone said what we were all thinking.” The Comedy Central Insider, too, revered her when they said, “Katie Goodman brought down the house…brilliant!” Tickets are available on-line at www.kateigoodman.com or by calling 800-838-3006 or by visiting this link: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/200655. For more information regarding the show, please contact Soren at 406-580-8586 or info@katiegoodman.com. For sneak peek videos, go to www.katiegoodman.com.

Grand Opening Week - Mathnasium of Forest Hills
Through September 28, 2013 - Forest Hills

Don't miss this open house where kids can learn how Math Makes Sense. There are a variety of programs specifically designed to help kids catch up, keep up, or get ahead in Math for PreK-12th Grade, as well as programs for adults.

AsianInNY Presents Taiwanese Designers Fashion Show - Grand Central Station
September 28, 2013 - New York

Location: East Side of Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal. Subway: 4/5/6/7/S. AsianInNY’s 9th Annual Fashion Show will feature a runway show to showcase Taiwanese designers’ Spring/Summer 2014 collections. Come experience Taiwan’s fashion at Grand Central on September 28th 2013 from 1-2pm. This fashion show program is hosted by Taiwan Tourism Bureau and produced by AsianInNY with Hair/Makeup Sponsored by Haruo Noro Salon as part of Museum Day Live! of Celebrate Taiwan @ Grand Central Terminal event. One show only! Featuring: * Malan Breton Collection - Malan Breton is the designer and creative director of Malan Breton, Malan Breton Furs, Fantôme, and Malan Breton HOMME Collections. Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Breton, currently resides in New York City and Paris. He has been designing since the age of 11 and is known for his signature detailing, and fabrics. Malan has dressed A- list stars like Keith Carradine, Scarlett Johansson, Kerry Washington, Michael Buble, Martha Plimpton, Minnie Driver, Kylie Minogue, Ariana Grande, Ricki Lake, Daniel Craig, Nikki Blonsky, Katrina Bowden, Kathy Lee Gifford, Desmond Child, and Nolan Gerard – Funk, to name only a few. Breton’s fashions have noted mentions on the Oscar, Grammy, Cannes, Golden Horse, and numerous other A-list red carpets around the world, also dressing 2013 TONY awards winner Jerry Mitchell on his winning night. For more: http://malanbreton.com * Accrochez, Cynical Cher’I, Val Kyrie Collections - The brain child of New York based designer Wenlan Chia, PRAXES is a fashion incubation program aims to nurture global fashion brands and professionals in Taipei. Wenlan Chia, is a Taipei-born, American fashion designer and creator of the line, Twinkle by Wenlan, which she launched in 2000. Wenlan Chia’s awards and nominations include Onward Kashiyama New Design Prize in Tokyo, the Competition of Young Fashion Designers in Paris, and a nomination for the Fashion Group International Rising Star Award. In 2005, she was selected as one of “Spring’s Leading Ladies” by Vogue magazine. For more: http://www.praxes-edu.com For the complete Celebrate Taiwan @ Grand Central Terminal event info, please visit: http://www.asianinny.com/?p=33188

Lego Club for Ages 5 - 10 - Emma S. Clark Memorial Library
September 28, 2013 - Setauket

Open to all. No registration required.

Fall Fest - The Long Island Game Farm
September 28, 2013 - Manorville

Enjoy fall activities such as a kiddie hay maze, face painting, pumpkin slingshot, craft vendors, pony rides and more. The "People Food" Stand will change for the fall and offer hot cider, hot chocolate, hot dogs, corn dogs on a stick, funnel cake, french fries and candied apples. Admission also includes the animal petting areas, exotic and domestic animal collection , Bambiland and Animal Circle. Weekends September 28-October 27.

Parents of Children with Special Needs Conference - Christ Tabernacle
September 28, 2013 - Glendale

Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) invites all parents to attend this FREE, conference. Attendees will see presentations like, “The Journey of Being a Parent of a Child with Autism,” “Understanding NY Autism Insurance Reform,” Understanding Your Rights as a Parent of Child with Autism, and Functional Communication Training and Behavior Management. Attendees will receive free “Back to School” backpacks for their child. Contact: D.Plump@centerforautism.com (RSVP by September 26th with First & Last name, mailing address and telephone number) About Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD): CARD treats individuals of all ages who are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) at its 26 treatment centers around the globe. CARD was founded in 1990 by leading autism expert and clinical psychologist Doreen Granpeesheh, PhD, BCBA-D. CARD treats individuals with ASD using the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA), which is empirically proven to be the most effective method for treating individuals with ASD and recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the US Surgeon General. CARD employs a dedicated team of over 1,000 individuals across the nation and internationally. For more information about the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, visit: http://www.centerforautism.com or call (855) 345-2273.

Ready or Not! - HundredGrand Dance
September 28, 2013 - New York

Join us for another evening of dance from some of NYC's best choreographers. With brand new work by: Bryan Strimpel, ChristinaNoel & The Creature, Jenna Del Monte, Julia Ehrstrand, and The Next Stage Project. For more information on this show, or if interested in participating in the next Ready or Not, email readyornotshow@gmail.com or phone 845 401 9115. No reservations will be taken for this performance, please arrive early to secure a great seat! www.tracyeisenberg.com/READY-OR-NOT

Roxi's Escapade in Ancient Egypt - Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
September 28, 2013 - New Haven

Join Roxi Fox when she travels through time to rescue young King Tut and save his kingdom. Get ready for epic adventure with magical animals, mythic gods, fantastic pharaohs and really big pyramids! Is that Billy the Pirate in a tomb with a mummy? Enter the puppet pylon and experience Egyptomania in a whole new way!

Trash to Treasure Tag Sale - Church Street Elementary School (Parking Lot)
September 28, 2013 - White Plains

Huge, multi-familiy neighborhood "Trash to Treasure" tag sale. September 28, 10am-3pm, in the Church Street Elementary School Parking Lot, 295 Church St., White Plains, New York 10603 (1/2 mile off Exit 6 on I 287 - less than a mile from downtown White Plains). Over 30 sellers will have many great gift-giving items, lots of bric-a-brac, collectibles, and much, much more. No early birds, please. Cash only.

Curing Courtney - Rye Free Reading Room
September 28, 2013 - Rye

Holistic Moms hosts Denise Otten, author of "Curing Courtney," the compelling story of a mother's success in finding an alternative treatment for her daughter's liver disease, autoimmune hepatitis which threatened to take the life of 7-year-old Courtney. After 5 years of treatment by some of the best pediatric hepatologists in New York City, the doctors told Courtney's mom, "The meds aren't working." The next step for 12-year-old Courtney was a leukemia-type drug and a possible liver transplant. Denise Otten took it upon herself to find an alternative treatment, and thanks to nutraceuticals, vitamins, and diet, Courtney went into remission in a matter of months and is now a slim, beautiful, teenage athlete. This protocol may be used to reverse other autoimmune diseases as well.

Lil' Genius Trial Class - JEI Learning Centers Auburndale-Whitestone
September 28, 2013 - Bayside

Lil' Genius is an early childhood education program for age groups that range from 3 to 5 years old. This program is designed to help improve creativity, critical thinking and communication skills while preparing children for school and life. The program utilizes SMART technology to reinforce a child’s communication, creativity and critical thinking skills that will carry over into the home and school settings.

COMTO-NY CoNNext Mentor Training - Bronx Museum of Arts
September 28, 2013 - Bronx

Getting our NEXT generation on board! Come help prepare our youth for a successful journey from the classroom to the boardroom. Learn about the new COMTO-NY mentoring program for junior high and high school students in New York City made to help students learn about wonderful careers in transportation! Space is limited. Please RSVP by September 25, 2013.

Anna Banana Band - Frolic!
September 28, 2013 - Williamsburg

Ana Banana and her band play a benefit concert for Little Essentials, an organization that provides impoverished Brooklyn babies and toddlers with clothing, toys, books, and essentials. It’s a pajama party so bring the kids in their PJs and tire them out before bed. There will be a raffle, pizza, a spin wheel, a photo booth, light-up toys, tattoos, wine for the grow-ups, and more….

2013 DUMBO Dance Festival - WHITE WAVE John Ryan Theatre
September 28, 2013 - DUMBO

The DUMBO Dance Festival is a four-day marathon showcase of cutting-edge contemporary dance featuring both emerging and eminent dance makers. The Festival includes more than 80 companies with 450 performing artists from the United States, Canada, England, and Korea. This year’s festival also features a special family friendly program on Sunday and a free dance class for kids.

Long Island African American Heritage Parade and Festival - Nassau Road Corridor (near Western Beef in Roosevelt, NY)
September 28, 2013 - Hempstead

Youth Empowerment Institute Inc. and the Office of Nassau County Office of Minority Affairs along with Economic Opportunity Commission of Nassau County Inc. bring together the leading civic organizations, business community, not-for-profits and citizens on Long Island for a festive event. The parade and festivities celebrate the importance of the rich heritage of African Americans on Long Island. Along with the parade, featured events include local artists from the area, art vendors, fine cuisine from the African American Diaspora, a Health Pavilion for screenings and insurance information and a Kiddy Corner for family friendly fun. The parade scenic routes starts on Nassau Road, Roosevelt NY alongside the Western Beef parking lot and ending at the festival at Washington Avenue and Front Street in Hempstead. This event is part of the 2nd Annual Arts Alive Long Island Festival. It's a month-long showcase of Long Island’s many art, entertainment and cultural attractions. Presented by the Long Island Arts Alliance (LIAA) and Bethpage Federal Credit Union.

'gamin’s Metamorphose' New York Premiere in 2013 DUMBO Dance Festival - John Ryan Theater
Through September 28, 2013 - Brooklyn

Friday, September 27 at 8:00PM; Saturday, September 28 at 6:00PM. “If the presence of one thing is conjured up with a completely different look, is this appearance a mixture of two simple things?” The evolution of the project started from this thought. This work analyzes the structure of music and is transformed by the movements of the human body, giving the piece a completely new look and sound. Korean-based musician, gamin, will perform Metamorphose, an interdisciplinary artwork that combines sounds and movements, on Friday, September 27 at 8:00pm and Saturday, September 28 at 6:00pm in the 2013 Dumbo Dance Festival. This is a multi-disciplinary and experimental performance that incorporates many different genres such as music, dance, composition, direction, lighting, sounds, and visual arts, without being limited to one genre. In this piece, gamin will play diverse Korean instruments including the piri, a Korean double-reed instrument used in both the folk and classical court music of Korea. This work premiered at Nowon Culture and Art Center in Korea in 2010 with support from the Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture. gamin performed a revitalization in June 2013 in Seoul, Korea and plans to perform a new version of Metamorphose to New York. This reformed version is expected to showcase more variety of dance and music than in the earlier work. gamin is currently developing more changes for future shows around world. This performance features the music of Ligeti's Piano Etudes Fem and movement that is made by visual signs interpreting the music. In this piece, the music indicates the movements the dancer makes, creating a synthesis between sound and dance. The nature and form of the music and dance is intact, but this work shows the process by which the performance is transformed. This is like the phenomenon in nature; the caterpillar will gradually transform from a larva and eventually, metamorphose into a butterfly. In the show, the music is analyzed so that the sounds are integrated into the joints and gesture of the body. This performance will show the various appearances of a musician and dancer through a process of communication by featuring the correlation of sound and movement, and then developing and changing sound into gesture. Metamorphose was originally created and produced by the artist, Hyo Jee Kang. Ms. Kang has been working with the theme of communication and dialogue between oneself and others, while at the same time, has been pushing the boundaries of music and movement, symbols, text, light and visual arts, as well as media. About the artists - 1) Original Director: Hyo Jee Kang - Hyo Jee Kang is a pianist and composer. She began her musical activity with piano, singing, and improvisation from the age of four.She studied with her principal teacher for several years, Soo Jung Shin. Ms. Kang has won numerous prizes in national and international competitions, and she has performed many solo recitals and concerts with orchestras. Since 2003, she has been a student at Hochschulefür Musik und Theater Hannover in Germany, where she has studied piano, conduction, and composition.She played has many contemporary music repertoires such as those by Stockhausen, Steve Reich, Vivier, Isang Yun, as well as her own. To widen her experience, she attended master classes and festivals, such as Hamamatsu, Salzburg Academies, Goslar Konzertarbeitswochen, Tel-Hai master classes in Israel, Szombathely in Hungary and Piano Texas Festival with many diverse artists. She was awarded prizes and scholarships and even premiered her own work. At the Piano Texas Festival, she also premiered Bach-Schöllhorn Canon and made her debut as an improviser with “Memoires” . In Salzburger Sommerakdemie 2005, she was nominated for a “Mozart Prize” in contemporary music, and in the same year, she got the second prize in Young Concert Artist Audition, which is held in New York. Upon receiving “Honorable Musician of Jeju”, she was invited as soloist performer. In Japan, Ms. Kang was invited to perform by violinist Mariko Matsumoto, and also performed in Shunan City. In 2008, she won the “Mozart Competition” in Italy and performed in concerts in Rome and Frascati, as well as in Casa Mozart in Rovereto. Her career as composer started successfully with Ensemble Timf, the most well-known modern music ensemble in Korea. She premiered her musical work, Scent, as the commissioned piece by Tong Yeongat the International Music Festival. Currently, she is composing an opera using the theme of a poet, Isang, and is commissioned by the Korean Music Project, and several instrumentalists, such as Gamin. 2) Co-producer and Performer (Sounds Artists): Gamin - Gamin is one of the most celebrated Gukak, or Korean Traditional Music artist in Korea. She is a versatile musician that she plays piri, taepyeongso (Korean traditional oboe family) and saengwhang (ancient wind-blow instrument). From a young age, she began training in music and studied with Jung Jae-Guk, the title holder of the Important Intangible Cultural Asset No, 46 for Piri and Daechwita. From 2000 to 2010, she was a member and assistant principal player of the Contemporary Gukak Orchestra at the National Gukak Center, the hub for training and preserving Korean traditional music. Gamin is also solidly trained in jeongak, classical court music. She also studied the techniques of sinawi, the shaman ritual music that requires strong improvisational skills. Due to her virtuosity, she can play the very authentic jeongak, and switch over to the contemporary sinawi music as well. As a yisuja(yisuja is a title designated to someone who mastered a course study in a intangible cultural asset of Korea) of the Important Intangible Cultural Asset No. 46 for Piri and Daechwita, she tries to preserve traditional music, and enhances the tradition as well. Interested in creating her own music, Gamin has released three albums. Her first album, Attraction, was made to popularize the piri instrument to the general public. Juxtaposition, the second, explores the harmony between an oriental instrument, the piri, and western instrument, the marimba. The third album, Progression, contains more progressive contemporary music and features a variety of instruments, including the synthesizer. The most recent project, Pal-eum (Eight Tones), is an experimental interdisciplinary project in collaboration with international artists that produces a series of concerts in new formality featuring digital sounds, video art, lighting, fashion and theater. Dreaming to be on upscale global stages, she has been a recipient of several cultural exchange programs and has toured for lecture concerts in the U.S. While staying in New York, she gave a solo recital at Bennett Media Studio, a destination for major television, film, and photo shoots. In addition to her artistic endeavor, Gamin’s current academic pursuit has led her to become a Ph. D. candidate at Seoul National University, while she teaches at Ewha Women’s University and writes her own column for a magazine, “Arts and Culture” . 3) Choreography & Movement: Jee Yun Hong - Jee Yun Hong is dancer, choreographer, educator and artist. She graduated from Ewha Woman University in Korea with a B.F.A. in Modern Dance, and she received her M.A. in Dance Education from the Steinhardt School at NYU in 2011. She has performed various styles of dance in Korea, New York, Massachusetts, Washington, D.C., Pennsylvania and Uganda. As a dancer and choreographer, she has worked with prominent choreographers and was honored to perform at the John F. Kennedy Center for National College Dance Festival in Washington D.C. Her teaching experiences have developed by directing summer intensive programs as an adjunct professor in dance at NYU and by teaching modern dance at the 92nd Street Y. She is always thrilled to teach K-pop dance and to share her enthusiasm for it with exciting movements.

The Annual Hawk Festival & Green Bazaar - Audubon Greenwich
Through September 29, 2013 - Greenwich

A two-day nature festival celebrating the annual hawk migration passing overhead at Audubon Greenwich's "Quaker Ridge Hawk Watch". Enjoy live animal shows, guided hikes, nature-themed games, environmental exhibits, and eco-friendly vendors who will be exhibiting on-site. Visit the website for more information.

William Kentridge: Weighing... and Wanting - Museum of Biblical Art
Through September 29, 2013 - New York

Like the biblical figure King Belshazzar, artist William Kentridge dreamed of words appearing on a wall, which led him to a period of re-evaluation in his life. Embracing the vision, he created Weighing... and Wanting, a filmed series of deeply personal pastel, gouache, and charcoal drawings reinterpreting the well-known story from the fifth chapter of the Book of Daniel.

Helen Sung Sextet Anthem For a New Day - CD Release Celebration - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center
Through September 29, 2013 - New York

With Helen Sung, piano; Seamus Blake, saxophone; Ingrid Jensen, trumpet; Dezron Douglas, bass; Obed Calvaire, drums; Samuel Torres, percussion.

Mario Cantone - Gotham Comedy Club
Through September 29, 2013 - New York

Mario Cantone's one-man variety show "Laugh Whore" opened to a flurry of rave reviews, and took its final Broadway bows with a special taping for the Showtime network.

Moriches Rotary Club Oktoberfest - Camp Pa-Qua Tuck
Through September 29, 2013 - Center Moriches

The three-day event will include German food, beer gardens, a carnival,vendors, live German entertainment and more. Admission includes a ticket good for one complimentary beer or soft drink. All proceeds will benefit Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck. This is a rain-or-shine event. For more information, visit morichesrotary.org or camppaquatuck.com.

Archangel Michael Church Greek Festival on the Harbor - North Hempstead Beach Park
Through September 29, 2013 - Port Washington

Come out to Long island’s largest Greek festival. Enjoy authentic Greek food and pastries, live Greek music, traditional Greek dancing, games & rides, market place with vendors & flea market, jewelry, gift shop, religious items, grecian art, kafenio with loukoumades (coffee house), taverna with Greek wines & beer. Your chance to be Greek for an entire weekend. Don't miss the fireworks on Saturday!

CMA's Free Art Island Outpost - Governors Island
Through September 29, 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.

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.

Fall Registration - Posey School of Dance
Through September 29, 2013 - Northport

Open Registration for new and returning students. Come visit the studios and register for classes.

Bear Mountain Cruises - Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises - (Circle Line 42nd Street)
Through September 29, 2013 - New York

Take in the crisp air and breathtaking views as the Circle Line vessel makes its way up the scenic Hudson River to historic Bear Mountain. Enjoy three hours at Bear Mountain's annual Oktoberfest.

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.

Southampton SeptemberFest 2013 - Southampton Village
Through September 29, 2013 - Southampton

Southampton celebrates the season with a full weekend of events that embrace art, music, food, entertainment and history. Organized by leading civic, cultural and business groups, residents and visitors enjoy Southampton's rich cultural heritage and its close connection to agriculture and the sea. In addition to live music, there will also be volunteers dress in traditional outfits who will sell locally grown produce, teach traditional crafts like basket weaving and even hold class in a one-room school house. Brady Rhymer will have a booth there as well. Grammy-nominated rocker Brady Rymer's 2011 award-winning album, Love Me for Who I Am, is designed to give children on the autism spectrum a boost of self-confidence and powerment through rock 'n' roll. For more information on the festival go to the events facebook page.

22nd Annual OKTOBERFEST - Quassy Amusement Park
Through September 29, 2013 - Middlebury

The celebration takes place in Quassy's Pavilion. Visitors enjoy live music, German dancers, and great food.

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.

Merrick Chamber of Commerce Fall Festival - Merrick Train Station
Through September 29, 2013 - Merrick

Get ready for POP Rides, international foods, crafts, live entertainment, fun for all!

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."

ArtsFest 2013 - 26 Venues in New Rochelle & Pelham
Through September 29, 2013 - New Rochelle

"ArtsFest" returns on Saturday and Sunday, September 28th and 29th, from 12:30-5pm each day. Reaching beyond New Rochelle's borders this year, the event will include venues in Pelham. Among the weekend's highlights will be an antique car show, a behind-the-scenes tour of world-renowned pop artist Charles Fazzino's studio, free performances at the PAC House Theater, and a celebration of African dance and drums at Lincoln Park. Organized by the New Rochelle Council on the Arts, ArtsFest highlights the variety of arts and arts venues in New Rochelle and Pelham, with art exhibits, programs and family-friendly activities at 26 venues. The weekend-long celebration will include art installations in traditional spaces, as well as downtown windows, tours of artist's studios, live music, great food, exciting performances, eclectic shopping, and a free "Culture Trolley," providing "hop on/hop off" transportation to the activities taking place in public and private cultural institutions.

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 Metamorphosis - The Joyce Theater
Through September 29, 2013 - New York

The Joyce season opens spectacularly with choreographer/director Arthur Pita's brilliant dance theater reinterpretation of the Kafka novella, for which he won the 2012 UK National Dance Award for Best Modern Choreography. At the core of this extraordinary production, which has a cast specially brought together by Mr. Pita, is Royal Ballet Principal Edward Watson (in his Olivier Award winning role as Gregor Samsa), who, with remarkable technical and emotional skill, captures his character's transformation into a gigantic insect.

'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.

Fete Paradiso - Governors Island
Through September 29, 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!

Free Tour Guide Talk: 'Launching Into History: Project Mercury' - Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Through September 29, 2013 - New York

Project Mercury, the first human spaceflight program in the United States, was rife with excitement, challenges, danger and ultimately triumph as America sent its first astronauts into space. From the birth of NASA to designing a manned spacecraft to finding someone who would actually fly the machine, this Tour Guide Talk will lead visitors through the compelling history of the Mercury Program. This Tour Guide Talk is open to the public and free with the price of admission to the museum.

Free Tour Guide Talk: 'Building the Fighting I' - Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Through September 29, 2013 - New York

First ordered in the aftermath of the fall of France, with the keel laid down just six days before the Pearl Harbor attack, Intrepid's development and construction was a race against time. In honor of the 70th anniversary of Intrepid's Commissioning, this Tour Guide Talk will lead visitors through the dire circumstances and heroic sacrifices that allowed the Intrepid, nicknamed the "Fighting I," to be completed in time to make a difference. This Tour Guide Talk is open to the public and free with the price of admission to the museum.

An Artisan Market in Queens! Ridgewood Market - Greater Ridgewood Youth Council
Through September 29, 2013 - Ridgewood

An Artisan Market in Queens! Ridgewood Market - A community driven and affordable market! An autumn weekend event! FREE ENTRY!! Kid Friendly! Food, drinks, and shopping galore! Want to be a vendor at our market? Message us! Indoors and outdoors event!! Few blocks away from (M) Train and (L) Train! The B20 and the Q39 BUS stops right there! P.S. Our venue is wheelchair accessible! Items you may find at the flea: -antique goods -vintage clothing, collectibles, and goods -vintage designer goods -artwork -artisan crafted goods -handmade goods -handmade jewelry -handmade clothing and accessories -homemade edible delicacies -screen-printed articles or items -vintage records, books, vintage electronics -candles -knit items and crocheted items And more! LINKS: URL: http://www.Ridgewoodmarket.com/ FB Page: https://www.Facebook.com/ridgewoodmarket Twitter: @ridgewoodmarket #RidgewoodMarket

A Taste of France - Bryant Park
Through September 29, 2013 - New York

The second Taste of France is back this fall, this time in Bryant Park in the heart of New York City. Our exciting events and special daily programs explore the diversity of the French world: its Lifestyle, Technology, Beauty, Cuisine, Wine and Spirits, Tourism, Culture, Children and Fun. SATURDAY – September 28 11:00am-11:00pm SUNDAY – September 29 11:00am-7:00pm Come hungry and ready to shop, learn a little or a lot, smile, relax and have a great time in France …in Bryant Park.

The Greenwich Art Society presents 'Looking for Bobbie Golden' - Greenwich Hospital - Garden Cafe
Through September 30, 2013 - Greenwich

Ellen Gordon will be exhibiting her new large format figurative collages. While her work is inspired by her drawings from private sessions with her model, Bobbie Golden, it speaks more about the creative magic that happens when inspiration and form collide. The artwork itself is the result of a searching process – finding the shapes and lines in the figure and composition. Ellen Gordon's art training is from the Greenwich Art Society with Anna Patalano, Silvermine Arts Guild and the Rowayton Arts Centre.

Art & Science Sundays on The Science Barge - The Science Barge
Through September 30, 2013 - Yonkers

Every Sunday, the Science Barge on Yonkers' waterfront invites children ages 4-10 for hands-on Art & Science workshops. Children and adults can cross the gangplank and come aboard for everything from building take-home hydroponic mini-greenhouses to making Japanese fish sock-kites. And, back by popular demand are Blue Crab Blitz days, with Science Barge Director Bob Walters. Sep. 1: Create and Launch Japanese Fish Sock Kites; Sep. 8: Blue Crab Blitz; Sep. 15: Grow & Go Take-Home Garden Workshop; Sep. 22: Flying Fish Mobiles; Sep. 29: Blowing in the Wind - Build your own Wind Turbine. For more info, visit groundworkhv.org, or call 914-375-2151. Art & Science Sundays are generously sponsored by the Junior League of Bronxville.

Call for Entries: Secure a Spot in a Museum Exhibition - Katonah Museum of Art
Through September 30, 2013 - Katonah

Call for Entries: Secure a Spot in a Museum Exhibition at The Katonah Museum of Art! "Face-to-Face Community Portraits" -- Open Call for Portrait Submissions . The Katonah Museum of Art has announced an opportunity for individuals of all ages to participate in a high-profile exhibition at the Katonah Museum of Art: Face-to-Face Community Portraits, which will be displayed in the Museum's Project Gallery during the exhibition "Eye to I ... 3,000 Years of Portraits," adding an "up-to-the-minute" look at portraiture today. Submission forms can be found at: tinyurl.com/qchefza. The Katonah Museum of Art welcomes the submission of portraits from the community. Please note the following guidelines: - Only one (1) submission per person. - Each piece size: 6x6 inches (including frame), no more than 3 inches thick. - Artwork must be original. - Artwork should be "ready-to-hang." - Artwork must be anonymous; the artist's signature should appear only on the back. - Two (2) signed submission forms must accompany the artwork. - Artwork must not be toxic or dangerous to visitors. Submissions will be accepted through September 30, 2013. After the exhibition closes, the artwork will be available for pickup by the artists between Monday, February 17 and Wednesday, February 19, 2014 only. Please deliver artwork in person or by mail, along with two completed submission forms to: Face to Face: Community Portraits, Katonah Museum of Art.

Touch Tank - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through September 30, 2013 - Crown Heights

Touch a star fish, a horseshoe crab, or a sea snail. Explore sea creatures up close and learn about ocean diversity.

Croquet in the Courtyard - Hudson River Museum
Through September 30, 2013 - Yonkers

Experience this traditional Victorian pastime on the lawn at Glenview, the Hudson River Museum's historic home. Croquet in the Courtyard gets a 21st-century spin with a course designed by Adam Parker Smith, the Hudson River Museum's Teaching Artist-in-Residence. Smith takes the traditional croquet course and turns the game on its head with sand boxes, ramps, jumps, borders, and bridges. Games will be played in the courtyard with up to six players. Weather permitting. Saturdays and Sundays, 1-4pm, through Sep. 29.

Family Studio - Hudson River Museum
Through September 30, 2013 - Yonkers

Family Studio offers families ways to participate in the Arts and Science Projects offered on weekends at the Museum. Help populate the Habitat Wall with all the things that call the Hudson Valley home, use microscopes to find river life, design a wall pattern with found objects and natural materials using your own design, or building on others'. These creative activities are inspired by the Museum's collections and exhibitions, and are led by Junior Docents. Saturdays and Sundays, 1-4pm, through Sep. 29.

Early Bird Registration - Camps 'R' Us
Through September 30, 2013 - Farmingdale

Camps 'R' Us is offering early bird discounts to families who register for the 2014 camp season throughout September. Save up to hundreds of dollars on your camp fees, and receive the very best price for the 2014 camp season. Visit campsrus.org/enroll to complete a registration form, or call or visit the main office (by appointment only).

Pet-A-Pet - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through September 30, 2013 - Crown Heights

Meet and greet one of the Museum's animal friends. Investigate their habitat, diet, and create a unique animal artwork.

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

Every Saturday Straight A's invites kids of all ages to enjoy free arts and crafts. Drop in any time between 1-3pm, no reservation necessary. Sep. 7: Make your own Back-to-School Placemat; Sep. 14: Create a Shape Tractor; Sep. 21: Make a Colors of the Season Booklet; Sep. 28: Create a What-a-Hoot Paper Bag Owl.

Call for Entries: Win a free Bar/Bat Mitzvah Party/Package - WeeZee World of “Yes I Can”
Through September 30, 2013 - Chappaqua

Seeking B'nai Mitzvah Student with the Most Compelling Video Essay! B'nai mitzvah students are being offered a chance to win a free bar or bat mitzvah at WeeZee World of "Yes I Can" in Chappaqua, NY, voted Westchester Magazine's "Best of Westchester" for Best Party Place. The "Mitzvah at WeeZee" competition asks b'nai mitzvah candidates to submit a video essay explaining why they would be the best student to do their mitzvah project working with children on the autism spectrum at WeeZee World of "Yes I Can," an 18,000-square-foot sensory play space located in Chappaqua. The student with the best video essay will be chosen to do their mitzvah project at WeeZee, and will receive the use of the WeeZee location and the entire facility for their bar/bat mitzvah party. For a complete list of rules and info about the contest, please go to weezeeworld.com/mitzvah or call 914-752-2100. Wee Zee is now offering Bar/Bat Mitzvah party packages that include the use of its expansive 18,000-square foot sensory gym facility as a location for bar/bat mitzvah parties, along with a full party experience featuring venues for adults and children (set up separately or together), fine food catering, DJ entertainment, full gym play, and dancing. Families can also choose the Integrated Mitzvah-Event Package, giving b'nai mitzvah students the opportunity to work with children on the autism spectrum as the focus of their mitzvah projects. Video submissions will be accepted between August 15 and September 30, 2013 at 5pm EDT.

'Sleepers in September' in Newborns in Need - Hamptons Mother Earth
Through September 30, 2013 - Bridgehampton,

During the month of September, Newborns in Need will be collecting new or like new sleepers up to 2T, across the country to provide much needed sleepers for needy babies. You can insure that no baby will go without much needed warmth. (A Nationwide event) Do you have unneeded like new baby/toddler items from newborns to 5 years old...you would like to donate... or are you looking for things you may need? Clothing, books, equipment, furniture etc. We offer pick up and drop off services... any where on the island... Suffolk and Nassau county... for more info. check our website... www.HamptonsMotherEarth.com / Email HamptonsMotherEarth@Gmail.com

Magic Mondays - Magician Philip Klipper Will Astound You! - Rudy's Restaurant
Through September 30, 2013 - Hartsdale

Every Monday from 5:30-7:30pm, Magician Philip Klipper will astound and delight the whole family with his incredible sleight of hand during dinner. September 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30.

'The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe' - St. Luke's Theatre
Through September 30, 2013 - Times Square

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

Midnight Moment: A Digital Gallery Featuring HAND-DRAWN ANIMATED FILM BY NEW YORK PERFORMANCE GROUP NATURE THEATER OF OKLAHOMA - Times Square
Through September 30, 2013 - New York

The seemingly ordinary event of a woman playing with her beloved cat takes over the screens of Times Square for September’s Midnight Moment. Created by New York art and performance group Nature Theater of Oklahoma—whose directors, Kelly Copper and Pavol Liska, are winners of 2013 Doris Duke Performing Artist Awards and a 2013 Alpert Award—the colorful and intimate animated film brings the experimental theater group’s work to over fifteen of the largest digital signs in Times Square. The video will premiere just before midnight on Sunday, September 1st and play every night throughout September from 11:57 p.m. – midnight. The Midnight Moment is a synchronized program and presentation of the Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) and Times Square Arts. This month's program is co-presented with the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) as part of FIAF’s 2013 Crossing the Line festival. Shown on over fifteen of the largest digital screens in Times Square Monthly Program from the Times Square Advertising Coalition and Times Square Arts September 2013, every night from 11:57pm – midnight

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.

Magician Philip Klipper Will Astound You! - Ciao! Restaurant
Through September 30, 2013 - Eastchester

Every Thursday from 6-8pm, Magician Philip Klipper will astound and delight the whole family with his incredible sleight of hand during dinner. September 5, 12, 19, and 26.

Family Fondue Sundays - The Melting Pot of White Plains
Through September 30, 2013 - White Plains

Fondue dining allows everyone to enjoy good conversation, eat slowly, and savor each bite. Parents can enjoy three-course meal (salad, entree, and chocolate), and kids under 14 can have two courses (entree and chocolate), all for a fixed price every Sunday in September from 12-4pm. Visit meltingpot.com/white-plains/specials for details.

Yoga Classes for Adults - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through September 30, 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, Sep. 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30 at 6:30pm; Fridays, Sep. 6, 13, 20, and 27 at 9am; Saturdays Sep. 7, 14, 21, and 28 at 9am.

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.

Earthworks: SOS: Save our Seeds! - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through September 30, 2013 - Crown Heights

At harvest time, gardeners make a mad dash to save seeds for next year's garden. Grab your tweezers and collect enough vegetable or flower seeds to plant a whole garden in the spring!

Bee Raw and Northern Spy Food Co. Team Up For National Honey Month - Northern Spy Food Co.
Through September 30, 2013 - New York

September is National Honey Month and Bee Raw, an American artisanal honey company, wants to make sure you sample all the spectacular ways to experience honey. Bee Raw is partnering with the Northern Spy Food Co. for the month of September to offer honey-infused dishes and drinks to whet your appetite and show you just how versatile honey can be. Northern Spy’s head chef Hadley Schmitt concocted all the sweet and savory dishes and drinks that will be for sale during National Honey Month, including: • The Queen Sherry cocktail—a bold mix of Amontillado Sherry, Bonal, lemon juice, Fee Brothers Black Walnut Bitters and Bee Raw Aster Honey syrup. • Whipped Wild Raspberry Honey Butter will accompany Northern Spy’s famous Buttermilk Biscuits, featuring Bee Raw’s Wild Raspberry Honey—light and floral with a unique raspberry finish intertwined with the aroma of warm cocoa butter. • Other Bee Raw dishes will be available daily, depending on seasonal produce and made at the whim of Chef Schmitt. This East Village restaurant makes a point of using seasonal, local and organic ingredients. Much of its stock comes from local bakeries, farms and cheese mongers—a perfect fit for Bee Raw, who partners with family-owned apiaries across the country to obtain its raw, single varietal honey. For every Bee Raw dish and drink sold during September at the Northern Spy Food Co., one dollar will be donated to Bee Raw’s Save the Bees Fund, which was launched earlier this year to help research and combat the global die-off of the honey bees.

Skyline by Segway Tour - Bike and Roll NYC
Through October 01, 2013 - Jersey City

Enjoy incredible views of the New York City skyline during a historically informative Segway tour of New Jersey's 1,212-acre waterfront Liberty State Park. As you embark on a Liberty Landing Ferry ride from World Financial Center in Manhattan, you will see familiar icons of the New Jersey waterfront; the Empty Sky Memorial to 9/11, Goldman-Sachs' high-rise offices and the trendy W Hotel in Hoboken, hometown of Frank Sinatra. You'll make a scenic stop to view the iconic Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, which served as the country's primary immigration terminal from 1892 to 1954. Each tour includes proper training and instructions regarding Segway usage. Tours depart at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. daily and cost $79 per person. Included in the price of each tour is a roundtrip ferry ticket. Segway users must be at least 16 years of age or older. Segways are a fun and new means of transportation that also provide a unique way to see Manhattan's stunning skyline.

9/11 Memorial Tour - Bike and Roll NYC
Through October 01, 2013 - New York

This guided tour focuses on New York's memorial to a day that changed our history. Start at Bike and Roll's Pier 84 location and ride south along the Hudson River. As you pass such areas of interest as Chelsea, the Meatpacking District, and Battery Park City, you'll see famous New York icons such as the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and many more. When you reach Battery Park, you'll leave your bikes and walk with your guide to the 9/11 Memorial. Your ticket is included with your tour. You'll have approximately half an hour to look at the flowing pools surrounded by the thousands of names of those lost that day. Afterwards you'll walk back to Battery Park for a guided bike tour through Lower Manhattan before returning to Pier 84 by bike.

Bike and Boat Guided Tour with Bike and Roll NYC - Bike and Roll NYC
Through October 01, 2013 - Midtown West

Sometimes people forget that Manhattan is an island and that the best way to see it is from both on-shore and off-shore. Take a guided tour via a bike and then a boat to really experience New York City. You'll start at Bike and Roll's Battery Park location and ride along the traffic-free bike path along the Hudson. You'll cross to the other side of Manhattan on city streets and pass City Hall before getting on and going over the Brooklyn Bridge. Some of the city's most beautiful neighborhoods are in Brooklyn and some of the best views of Manhattan are from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. You'll see it all. At the bottom of Old Fulton Street, you'll board a NY Water Taxi where your tour continues with amazing close-up views (great for photos) of the South Street Seaport, Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, and Ellis Island with drop-of in midtown. Back on your bike, the final stretch of the ride takes you south along the Hudson River past Gehry's IAC building, the High Line, the Meatpacking District, yachts, marinas, and so much more, until you return to your starting point at Battery Park.

Bike and Roll NYC's Skyline by Segway Tour - Liberty State Park
Through October 01, 2013 - Jersey City

Enjoy incredible views of the New York City skyline during a historically informative Segway tour of New Jersey's 1,212 acre waterfront Liberty State Park. As you embark on a Liberty Landing Ferry ride from World Financial Center in Manhattan, you will see familiar icons of the New Jersey waterfront; the Empty Sky Memorial to 9/11, Goldman-Sachs' high-rise offices and the trendy W Hotel in Hoboken, hometown of Frank Sinatra. You'll make a scenic stop to view the iconic Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, which served as the country's primary immigration terminal from 1892 to 1954. Each tour includes proper training and instructions regarding Segway usage. Tours depart at 10am and 1pm daily and cost $79 per person. Included in the price of each tour is a roundtrip ferry ticket. Segway users must be at least 16 years of age or older. Segways are a fun and new means of transportation that also provide a unique way to see Manhattan's stunning skyline.

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.

Passion and Promise at Agora Gallery this Fall - Agora Gallery
Through October 01, 2013 - New York

The September exhibitions at Agora Gallery, NYC are sure to get the season off to a good start, with a dazzling collective exhibition and a solo exhibition that will captivate and delight. In Masters of the Imagination: The Latin American Fine Art Exhibition, talented Latin American artists explore the diverse and thrilling boundaries of their experiences, their heritage and their minds. The result is a collection that captures something fundamental about the nature of contemporary life, while also imparting a vision of possibility and insights that have an impact both intellectually and emotionally. A portion of the proceeds from the sales of work in this collection will be donated to From Here to Haiti, an organization which brings help and hope to the people of Haiti. Vanida Amiot's solo exhibition displays all the verve and vivacity that abstract art can possess, as the audience is swept along and immersed in images that subtly balance delicacy with vivid effects. Intriguing and imaginative, these works speak to the deepest levels of our minds, encouraging us to think and think again about what we see, what we assume and what we think. The exhibitions will begin on September 10, 2013 and run until October 1, 2013, with an opening reception on the evening of Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 6-8PM. Entrance is free and anyone seeking some inspiration to start the fall season is encouraged to attend. Reception: Thursday, September 12, 2013, 6-8 p.m. Featured artists: The Persistence of Color: Vanida Amiot / a Solo Exhibition; Vanida Amiot; Masters of the Imagination: The Latin American Fine Art Exhibition. Milagros Bentín | Patricia Brintle | Teresa Cabo | María Inés Cámara | Dani Cortez | Pauline Cristi C. | Karen Deicas DePodesta | Carmen Erazo | Magdalena Errázuriz | Bernardita Garib | Natalia Garretón | Danisa Glusevic | Gomesoto | Oswaldo Gonzalez | Guillermo Gonzalez | Jacinto F. Gonzalez Foncerrada "Jasso" | Cristobal Gonzalez Guzman | Elisa Grion | Sonia Koch | Anita Martina | Gabriela Alejandra Martinez Mendez | Graciela Montich | Eduardo Nicolai | Miguel Angel Otero ("MAO") | Carina Perello | Maria Luisa Pflucker | Marisol Rosas | Constanza Villalba.

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.

Free Irish Classes-Mommy Daddy & Me - AOH HAll
Through October 02, 2013 - Babylon

Mommy Daddy and Me, our immersion class for young children and their parents meets weekly on Wednesdays at 7:15 p.m. – 8:00 pm. Our free class for adult students new to Irish Gaelic begins at 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Free classes for advanced students are also available. All are welcome, including native speakers and those interested in teaching. For more information call 631-521-1227 or visit our web site: http://www.scoilgaeilge.org

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.

Sijae Byun - Vaginascope - Tally Beck Contemporary
Through October 04, 2013 - New York

The Korean artist's first solo NYC exhibition features approximately 48 paintings, drawings and sculptures inspired by Daoism and the artist's own unique philosophy of genetic connections between the natural world, architecture and humanity. Tally Beck Contemporary will also present a three-part series of educational programming on the subject of Korean art during the run of the exhibition.

Journey to the Stars - American Museum of Natural History
Through October 04, 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.

R+J: Star-Cross'd Death Match - Harley's Smokeshack
Through October 04, 2013 - New York

R+J: Star-Cross'd Death Match is a highly immersive production of ROMEO & JULIET that places the audience right in the middle of Shakespeare's most famous family feud. When two households break from ancient grudge to new mutiny, spectators must pick a side in the fight! Young love clashes with quick tempers and there will be consequences for actors and audiences alike! Watch your back and fall in love in an evening of rivalry, romance and really awesome drink specials. Three Day Hangover gets all romantic with R+J: Star-Cross'd Death Match, their next Shakespeare drinking theatrical extravaganza performed in a bar with audience participation and booze. Lori Wolter Hudson directs a cast of ten, including Nick Mills* (The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin, The Steadfast) as Romeo and Suzy Jane Hunt* (Broadway's Dead Accounts, rogerandtom) as Juliet, with Matt Bradley*, Garrett Deagon, Grace Gealey*, David Hudson*, Paul Kite*, Jenna Panther*, Brendan Spieth*, and Titus Tompkins*. Six performances will be staged at Harley’s Smokeshack (Midtown), 356 West 44th Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10036 on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 8pm from September 25-October 4, 2013. *Member AEA. Appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online at http://threedayhangover.bpt.me/. A full cash bar (no drink minimum!) is available throughout the event. Special drink prices include $3 domestic bottles and $5 well drinks. There will be no food available during performances, but you can come early or stay after and eat at the restaurant downstairs. R+J: Star-Cross'd Death Match is presented by Three Day Hangover. Music by Phil Pickens & Titus Tompkins. Dramaturg: Jay Turton. Assistant Director: Olivia Songer. Three Day Hangover is a New York City theater company that produces fresh, unexpected, immersive, joyful productions of classic plays in bars. We tell great stories and celebrate some of the most beautiful language in the world. We meet our audiences on their turf. We want our audiences to have a beer and relax. Then we want them to lean forward and get swept up in the story in a way they've never seen before. Three Day Hangover’s inaugural production, The HAMLET Project: Summer in the City, enjoyed rave reviews, a completely sold out run and extension and, most importantly, some of the feistiest, most engaged and raucous audiences Midtown has ever seen! Past Praise for Three Day Hangover - "During my fifth beer, 'The Hamlet Project' got even funnier. That’s impressive considering the show, billed as a theatrical drinking event, was already amusing during beers one through four. ...the cast members’ energy is infectious.... ...the show even offers insights into the text, using the original words in an unusual context to elicit unexpected reactions." - Ken Jaworowski, The New York Times "By the final scene on Monday, about 50 audience members were standing and cheering, surrounded by empty pitchers, shot glasses and cups of sangria. ...A return to the days of the groundlings.... I drank along with every boozy cue, and felt quite the midsummer night’s drunk by the end." - Tim Donnelly, New York Post "The cast of The HAMLET Project is so much fun, they each give performances that are truthful and nuanced while also managing to have the audience spilling their beer in laughter. Three Day Hangover really nailed this one." - Victoria Teague, New York Theatre Review "...The HAMLET Project orchestrates an alternative universe in which a college Shakespeare Club hosts the best frat party in town. Without too many alterations to the original text The HAMLET Project manages to make Hamlet absolutely hilarious....if you’re game for a different take on Shakespeare – accompanied by drinking — this is a lot of fun." - Maxamoo "This is very creative, original, and great acting!" - Dr. Joy Browne, Radio America

Greg Haberny - Burn All Crayons - Lyons Wier Gallery
Through October 05, 2013 - New York

In a nutshell, "Burn All Crayons" is the artist's first-hand account of the over medication of our youth. Drawing upon his childhood experiences with dyslexia and ADHA, "Burn All Crayons" exemplifies and amplifies Haberny's concerns about society's preoccupation and over-zealous practice of prescribing pills as the panacea. "Burn All Crayons" is an unapologetic assault on the educational, medical and pharmaceutical industries. It grapples with how these industries inundate us with their advertising and marketing and 'quick-fix' prescriptions to feed their billion dollar empires.

Fall for Dance Festival - New York City Center
Through October 05, 2013 - New York

The tenth annual Fall for Dance Festival features performances by 20 acclaimed dance companies and artists from around the world, including three new works from today's most exciting young choreographers, Justin Peck, Liam Scarlett and Annabelle Lopez Ochoa. Other performers include 605 Collective, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, American Ballet Theatre, Ballet Hispanico, BODYTRAFFIC, Colin Dunne, DanceBrazil, Dance Theatre of Harlem, doug elkins choreography, etc., HeadSpaceDance, INTRODANS, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, Nrityagram, Richard Alston Dance Company, Sara Mearns, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, and The Royal Ballet.

Magician Randy Masters Presents His 'Magical Mystery Tour' Magic Show - Broadway Comedy Club
Through October 05, 2013 - New York

Magician Randy Masters, in affiliation with the 2013 NYC Cabaret Festival, presents two "Magical Mystery Tour" magic shows at Broadway Comedy Club. The first show, on Friday, September 27th, at 10:00 pm, is more of an adult-oriented comedy magic and mentalism show. The second show, on Saturday, October 5th, is an all-ages family magic show. Both shows will offer plenty of comedy and audience interaction. Randy performs his magic and mind-reading effects using cards, ropes, keys, bottles, balloons, coins, lemons, and also his world-renowned "Shanghai Chain Shackle Escape-Of Death"! For tickets: http://cabaretcafenyc.com/2013festival/featured-artists/magic/randy-masters/

HABITAT FOR ARTISTS - Pelham Art Center
Through October 06, 2013 - Pelham

HABITAT for ARTISTS is an artist-run group that explores the nature of creativity, the role of the artist in our communities and how to create dialog with a new audience. What sparks these explorations is a small 6' x 6', temporary, recycled, and reusable studio that HFA installs in varied locations, from city streets to farms and parks. This fall, thanks to a grant from the Junior League of Pelham, Pelham Art Center is partnering with HFA to install a temporary studio in its Courtyard, which will showcase artists from the Westchester/Hudson Valley area, New York City, and as far south as Charleston, SC. Passersby can stop and watch, ask questions, and in many cases, actually participate in the artistic creation. As a dynamic venue for artists as well, the studio will cause artists to creatively react to the changing environment, engage with the public and pose questions relevant to sustainable practice. Each artist involved in this project will adapt the studio to suit his/her own needs, playing off the work of previous artists or creating his/her own environment. As much as possible, the materials used in the creation of the structure will consist of reclaimed and re-used components. For more information visit pelhamartcenter.org and habitatforartists.org. Pelham Art Center is located in downtown Pelham on Fifth Avenue, Pelham's busy commercial thoroughfare. The courtyard is open to the sidewalk and street, and therefore visible to hundreds of passersby and cars every day. Pelham Art Center also attracts thousands of people of all ages to its events, fundraisers, classes, and performances. Participating Artists: Jarod Charzewski - Charleston, SC; Margaret Coleman - Brooklyn, NY; Gail Heidel- Brooklyn, NY; Rachel Klinghoffer - Brooklyn, NY; Stacy Miller - New Rochelle, NY; Colette Murphy - Brooklyn, NY; Victoria Rolett - New Rochelle, NY; Anna Marie Shogren - Brooklyn, NY; Scott Seaboldt - New Rochelle; Chris Smith - Bronx, NY; Andrea Stanislav - New York City/Minneapolis, MN. HFA Collective Group - Hudson Valley: Michael Asbill, Ina Braun, Lisa Breznak, Thomas DangVu, Simon Draper, Faheem Haider, Michelle Hersh, Marnie Hillsley, Jessica Poser, Beth E Wilson.

HABITAT FOR ARTISTS - Pelham Art Center
Through October 06, 2013 - Pelham

Pelham Art Center is pleased to announce the continuation of our Public Art in the Courtyard program with HABITAT for ARTISTS, an artist-run group that explores the nature of creativity, the role of the artist in our communities and how to create dialog with a new audience. What sparks these explorations is a small 6 x 6’, temporary, recycled and reusable studio that HFA installs in varied locations, from city streets to farms and parks. This fall, thanks to a grant from the Junior League of Pelham, Pelham Art Center is partnering with HFA to install a temporary studio in its Courtyard, which will showcase artists from the Westchester/Hudson Valley area, New York City and as far south as Charleston, SC. Passersby can stop and watch, ask questions, and in many cases actually participate in the artistic creation. As a dynamic venue for artists as well, the studio will cause artists to creatively react to the changing environment, engage with the public and pose questions relevant to sustainable practice. Each artist involved in this project will adapt the studio to suit his/her own needs, playing off the work of previous artists or creating his/her own environment. As much as possible, the materials used in the creation of the structure will consist of reclaimed and re-used components. For more information visit https://www.pelhamartcenter.org and http://habitatforartists.org/ Pelham Art Center is located in downtown Pelham on Fifth Avenue, Pelham’s busy commercial thoroughfare. The courtyard is open to the sidewalk and street, and therefore visible to hundreds of passersby and cars every day. Pelham Art Center also attracts thousands of people of all ages to its events, fundraisers, classes and performances. Participating Artists: Jarod Charzewski- Charleston, SC; Margaret Coleman- Brooklyn, NY; Gail Heidel- Brooklyn, NY; Rachel Klinghoffer- Brooklyn, NY; Stacy Miller - New Rochelle ; Colette Murphy- Brooklyn, NY; Victoria Rolett- New Rochelle, NY; Anna Marie Shogren- Brooklyn, NY; Scott Seaboldt- New Rochelle; Chris Smith- Bronx, NY; Andrea Stanislav- New York City/Minneapolis, MN. HFA Collective Group- Hudson Valley: Michael Asbill, Ina Braun, Lisa Breznak, Thomas DangVu, Simon Draper, Faheem Haider, Michelle Hersh, Marnie Hillsley, Jessica Poser, Beth E Wilson

SPROUTED - BOSI Contemporary
Through October 06, 2013 - New York City

BOSI Contemporary is pleased to announce Sprouted, a solo exhibition by Brazilian Art Gardener Andre Feliciano. As a self-proclaimed "art gardener working in the field of photography", Feliciano aims to materialize the present while cultivating the future. Featuring photographic works and a new large-scale installation, this exhibit explores the symbolic relationship between photography and society. Feliciano's playful, engaging creations nurture photographic culture both mentally and physically. In an oversaturated world where the intricacies of photography are easily overlooked, Feliciano strives to understand how society is affected by this now commonplace technology. He explains: "Usually when we think about photography we consider the innumerous ways that a camera can interact with the outside. As well, we think about the large use of photography in our everyday lives. Photography is everywhere. In this situation, we are so immersed that we can no longer distinguish how photography influences our way of living. This exhibition is a moment to celebrate and think about photography itself in a different way.” Using synthetic material, Feliciano has created over 5000 small size flower-cameras that combine to form a garden. He invites the viewer to experience the camera as a natural object through an immersive botanical experience, traditional photo gallery, and nostalgic flower stand. These entities converge to illustrate Feliciano's heightened focus on the camera that questions whether this technology is now a fetishized object or the honey of life. Coinciding with Sprouted, Feliciano will anchor Photoville, a public exhibition at Brooklyn Bridge Park from September 19 to 29. His sculpture will play an integral part in this pop-up village that showcases contemporary photography from around the globe. Andre Feliciano (b. 1984, São Paulo, Brazil) is a multidisciplinary art gardener splitting his time between Sao Paulo and New York. Noted group shows include the Art and Gastronomy Festival, São Paulo Modern Museum, São Paulo, Brazil (2012) and Photoville, Brooklyn Bridge Park, New York (2012), and a performative solo show Under the Photographic Moonlight, Zipper Galeria, São Paulo, Brazil (2012).

Treasures from the Vault - Morgan Library & Museum
Through October 06, 2013 - New York

From Mozart to Machiavelli, there is always something fascinating to explore in the Morgan's historic McKim building. From January 15 to May 5, thirty works from the Morgan's exceptional collections of medieval manuscripts, printed books and bindings, private letters and correspondence, and original music will be on view. Highlights include such treasures as a letter from J. R. R. Tolkien containing his commentary on the creation and critical reception of The Hobbit; a magnificent twelfth-century illuminated manuscript depicting the life, passion, and miracles of St. Edmund; Percy Bysshe Shelley's On Life manuscript; and Beethoven's Tenth Violin Sonata in G Major. The Morgan's important holdings of Americana are represented by a letter from Alexander Hamilton to Martha Washington upon the death of her husband, and a volume of Edward Curtis's monumental The North American Indian, a photographic project funded in part by Pierpont Morgan.

Dunhuang: Buddhist Art at the Gateway of the Silk Road - China Institute
Through October 06, 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.

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.

Old Masters, Newly Acquired - Morgan Library & Museum
Through October 06, 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.

Gymnos: A Geek's Tragedy - HERE Arts Center
Through October 06, 2013 - New York

Led by his subconscious (a bikini clad chorus), our "Hero", an out of shape playwright --- heads to the gym for the first time to conquer his writer’s block and attract his muse. As he ventures off to find the perfect gym, he is subjected to a host of obstacles including a receptionist who mocks him, a gym manager who insists on a urine test and oddities in the locker room. Can coming face-to- face with some of his worst fears ultimately lead him to inspiration?

NYC Off Broadway Week - Various
Through October 06, 2013 - New York

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FELIPE GALINDO's 'George Washington Returns to Gotham' - The Interchurch Center
Through October 11, 2013 - New York

Felipe Galindo presents “George Washington Returns to Gotham” an exhibition of humorous artworks featuring an imaginary visit from America’s First President to present-day New York. Influenced by historical imagery, the artist interweaves the past and the present in a series of whimsical images, creating a unique world in which Washington interacts with locals, explores the different neighborhoods, learns about modern customs and enjoys the vibrancy of our contemporary metropolis. Felipe Galindo (Feggo) is a fine artist, illustrator, cartoonist and independent animator. His drawings have appeared in the New Yorker, The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, Mad Magazine and others worldwide. Currently, his artwork “Magic Realism in Kingsbridge” is featured in the MTA’s Poetry in Motion posters in subway cars throughout the New York City. Galindo has held numerous individual exhibitions in the United States and abroad and his animations have been featured in numerous film festivals and cultural institutions including the Guggenheim Museum in New York and the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid. He has received grants from the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture, the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Puffin Foundation, Latino Public Broadcasting, the New York Council for the Arts, and the US/Mexico Fund for Culture of the Rockefeller Foundation. Additional awards include: Porto Cartoon Festival, Portugal; United Nations Correspondents Association Award; Greek Ministry of Culture; San Antonio Cine Festival and Omiya Festival, Japan. He is the creator of the celebrated project Manhatitlan, which includes works on paper, animations, and the book Manhatitlan, Mexican and American Cultures Intertwined (Pinto Books, 2010,) and the author of No Man Is a Desert Island - Cartoons by Felipe Galindo-Feggo (Pinto Books, 2012.) For more information about the artist please visit www.felipegalindo.com

Pollinator Pals: Bees and Butterflies - New York Botanical Gardens - Howell Family Garden
Through October 11, 2013 - Bronx

The Family Garden is buzzing in late summer! Learn about important pollinators: honeybees and the monarch butterflies passing by on their way to Mexico. Get buzzy doing the honeybee dance, observe up-close the workings of a beehive, and sample honey from different nectar sources. Meander through the meadow to find the beautiful monarchs' favorite snack-spots for fueling up before their long flight. 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.

Harriet Bart - Locus - Driscoll Babcock Galleries
Through October 12, 2013 - New York

DRISCOLL BABCOCK GALLERIES presents Locus, by Harriet Bart, a solo, mixed-media exhibition that transforms the gallery setting into an alchemic site for exploring the difference between space and place. A renowned conceptual artist, Bart identifies her tools as the “narrative power of objects, the theatre of installation, and the intimacy of the artist’s book.” In Locus, bronze, coal, and found objects form imprints of memory and choreographed geographies. Manifesting in plumb bobs, vessels and deconstructed letters, Bart’s open investigation of place is simultaneously poetic, philosophical and architectural in nature.

Michael Brown - Schematics and Silhouettes - Mike Weiss Gallery
Through October 12, 2013 - New York

Employing rusted steel rods, oxidized copper, and graphite illustration, Brown presents a dynamic corpus of sculpture that reexamines our relationship with industry and culture in the vein of arte povera. At the intersection of art, science, nature, and architecture, these microcosms echo both cellular and solar framework, seemingly infinite and yet entirely self-contained. Utilizing nostalgia as a vehicle for retrospection and social awareness, each model urges mindfulness in a world of constant evolution - serving as remnants of history while pointing to our collective future.

A Horse, Of Course - ArtsWestchester
Through October 12, 2013 - White Plains

Contemporary interpretations of equestrian art - from regal thoroughbreds to whimsical carousel horses - span across various media: sculpture, painting, photography, and drawing. On view through Oct. 12. Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat, 12-5pm. For more information visit: artsw.org/horses or call 914-428-4220 x330.

Paul Feeley: 1957-1962 - Garth Greenan Gallery
Through October 12, 2013 - New York

Garth Greenan Gallery's -- formerly Gary Snyder Gallery -- inaugural exhibition, Paul Feeley: 1957–1962, an exhibition of paintings, watercolors, and drawings. The exhibition is the first presentation of Feeley's work in a New York gallery since 2008. Twelve of the artist's brightly colored abstract paintings will be on view, as well as a selection of related landscape watercolors, none of which has ever before been exhibited.

Beyond Canvas: Paintings of Paper & Metal - Sundaram Tagore Gallery
Through October 12, 2013 - New York

Sundaram Tagore New York brings together two established artists well known for their innovative use of materials: Indian-born Sohan Qadri and Israeli-American Nathan Slate Joseph.

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Nicky Nodjoumi: Chasing the Butterfly and Other Recent Paintings - Taymour Grahne Gallery
Through October 12, 2013 - New York

Taymour Grahne Gallery's inaugural exhibition, featuring works by acclaimed Iranian painter Nicky Nodjoumi. With large-scale oil paintings in the main gallery and works on paper in the lower gallery, Chasing the Butterfly and Other Recent Paintings explores Nodjoumi's surreal hybridization of historic and contemporary imagery intercut with sharp political commentary.

Geoffrey Moss Exhibit Launches Studio Vendome in Hudson Square - Studio Vendome
Through October 12, 2013 - New York

Abstract artist Geoffrey Moss will be revealing his most private and unseen paintings. Inappropriate Appropriations, a series that uses as its reference point the classic erotica imagery of Japanese shunga painting found in ukiyo-e color woodblock prints of the 17th and 18th centuries. Inappropriate Appropriations was created through “a process of distillation in many steps” until erotic images become abstracted yet still bear a subliminal seduction. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, September 12, 2013 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Studio Vendome, 330 Spring Street, New York, NY 10013. Well-known known for his political drawings in the Washington Post, Geoffrey Moss has been leading a double life as an abstract painter. Concluding his graduation at Yale University’s Master of Fine Arts program, Moss became a conservator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which is where he first learned about Japanese woodblock prints. Studio Vendome will present 12 oils on canvas plus 8 works on paper in mixed mediums while Studio Vendome Projects will present 15 smaller format works on paper.Antonio “Nino” Vendome, chairman of the Vendome Group, has announced the simultaneous opening of two new art galleries located in West SoHo’s burgeoning Hudson Square district. The first gallery, Studio Vendome, is located in architect Philip Johnson’s Urban Glass House at 330 Spring Street. The second gallery, Studio Vendome Projects, is located at 30 Grand Street across from The James hotel. The first exhibition will be unveiled on September 10, 2013 and run through Oct 12th. “Inappropriate Appropriations” by Geoffrey Moss is a compelling body of work representing the artist’s most private and unseen paintings. This series uses as its reference point the classic erotica imagery of Japanese shunga painting found in ukiyo-e color woodblock prints of the 17th and 18th centuries, a subject with which he first became familiar while working at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. “I wanted to give this Japanese subject an American character…It’s a process of distillation in many steps” until the erotic image becomes abstracted yet still bearing a subliminal seduction. Studio Vendome will present 12 oils on canvas plus 8 works on paper in mixed mediums while Studio Vendome Projects will present 15 smaller format works on paper. Geoffrey Moss has led double lives for fifty years. The public knows him for his instantly recognizable style of searing political cartoons that appeared in the op-ed pages of the Washington Post for decades. He was nominated two times for the Pulitzer Prize and became one of the most sought-after illustrators in the country. No one knows that successful career was paralleled by his secret life as a brilliant abstract painter. In 1964, when he and his fellow students (who included Rackstraw Downes, Janet Fish, Brice Marden, and Richard Serra) graduated from Yale’s MFA program, Moss remained stubbornly independent and avoided exhibiting his paintings. When he met Peter Hastings Falk, the curator of this exhibition and founder of Rediscovered Masters, he was convinced otherwise. Falk points out that while Moss may have been pigeon-holed as an illustrator he stands firmly on equal footing with the best of the abstract painters of any generation. The galleries of Studio Vendome are unique in that their exhibitions will showcase late career artists and artist estate collections deserving greater critical recognition. The shows are part of the unprecedented “Rediscovered Masters” series, whose artists are elected by an Art Advisory Board composed of distinguished museum directors, curators, historians, and critics. Falk, also a noted art historian and art reference publisher, has planned the next ten art exhibitions for Studio Vendome, some of which first showed at art museums and non-profit art centers from across the country. Mr. Vendome’s vision for approaching the art world in a different way came during the 1980s and 1990s owing to his close professional relationship with Philip Johnson, the great modernist American architect. The Manhattan real estate developer explained, “Philip Johnson designed the critically acclaimed ‘Habitable Sculpture’ which I intend to build one day to continue his legacy and establish the true value of architecture as art, which will highlight Johnson’s lasting impact on the American landscape.” Vendome’s overarching initiative is therefore to present visually compelling exhibitions for both galleries. Vendome is also affectionately known for his “Nino’s Restaurant 9/11 Relief Fund” where he transformed his family restaurant in to a relief center for first responders and others at the World Trade Center site where he served tens of thousands of free meals to Ground Zero workers for seven months following 9/11.

three is a magic number 7 - Japan Society
Through October 13, 2013 - New York

This exhibition features the work of artist collective three, the first invitees to Japan Society's Summer Artist Residency Program. During their month-long stay, they created 555 works out of 555 Japanese and American comic and anime plastic figures. Admission is free to all.

John James Audubon: National Treasures - Summer Swans A-swimming for The Birds of America (1827-38) - New-York Historical Society
Through October 13, 2013 - New York

This installation in our Audubon Niche features a rotating selection of watercolors from John James Audubon's The Birds of America. The double-elephant-size The Birds of America (1827-38) contains 435 plates, engraved by Robert Havell Jr., with images of 1,037 individual large birds and over ninety-nine smaller ones in the backgrounds. There are 1,026 individuals in the foregrounds of the extant watercolors that Audubon used as models; he sometimes instructed Havell to add others to the backgrounds. In aggregate they represent just under five hundred species (a number that constantly changes as DNA evidence alters modern taxonomy). This deluxe edition, considered the most spectacular color folio print series ever produced, remains one of the world's preeminent natural history documents.

51st New York Film Festival - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Through October 13, 2013 - New York

Presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, celebrating American and International cinema from new and established filmmakers.

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.

A Beautiful Way to Go: New York's Green-Wood Cemetery - Museum of the City of New York
Through October 13, 2013 - 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.

2013 Fall Performances - New York City Ballet
Through October 13, 2013 -

New York City Ballet will open Fall 2013 with six performances of Peter Martins' full-length production of Swan Lake.

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.

Exhibition: Reconfigurations: Cynthia Consentino - Clay Art Center
Through October 19, 2013 - Port Chester

Clay Art Center is proud to present "Reconfigurations," featuring the ceramic sculptures and drawings of Cynthia Consentino. About her work, Cynthia states, "'Reconfigurations' investigates past representations of the female in art, particularly the ceramics figurine. Alterations and reconfigurations subvert and expand upon the originals' ideas of gender. By stripping down, inverting and reassembling the familiar, we can look anew and better see what we consume. Concepts of beauty, art, and worth are interconnected with our ideas of gender. What we consume in our cultural soup of arts and media both forms and reflects our beliefs. Whether it is fine art sculpture, the decorative knick-knack, fairy tales, or religious stories, to name a few 'art' sources in this exhibit, associations between good and bad, valuable and worthless, female and male are delineated. My work utilizes the figure along with references to familiar literary and visual symbols to delve into our collective experience and explore influences. The ubiquitous figurine offers an expose on our ideas of art itself, never mind gender. What is depicted, what is collectible, and who is doing the collecting are some of the first questions that arise. The figurine, as visual condensations or snapshots of the values and dreams, past glories and fantasies of our culture, is particularly suited to a study of gender in art." Cynthia Consentino received her MFA from University of Massachusetts, Amherst and her BFA from The Cooper Union College of Arts and Sciences. She is a studio artist in Holyoke, Massachusetts and teaches as adjunct faculty at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Holyoke Community College. A recipient of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, American Craft Council, The Society of Arts and Crafts, Berkshire Taconic, and The Blanche E. Colman Artist Awards, Consentino has exhibited widely. She has also been a resident artist at the John Michael Kohler Arts/Industry Program, Oregon College of Arts and Crafts, La Napoule Foundation, France, and Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Japan. In 2005 Cynthia completed a tile commission for the John M. Kohler Art Center in Wisconsin. Her artist-designed washroom has over 2000 relief and hand painted tiles. Clay Art Center is a not-for-profit ceramic art organization offering exhibitions, clay classes for adults and children, studio spaces for clay artists and outreach programs in the community. It is located in the heart of Port Chester at 40 Beech Street, Port Chester, NY 10573. Gallery and SHOP hours are Monday through Saturday, 10am-4pm or by appointment. On view through Oct. 19.

The Billboard Papers: Photographs by Joel Grey - Steven Kasher Gallery
Through October 19, 2013 - New York

With The Billboard Papers, Joel Grey further explores his signature theme: the ephemeral and overlooked evidence of urban development and decay. Focusing on exterior city billboards, covered and re-covered over time and transformed by the elements, these works capture the ever-changing layers of faded iconography that New Yorkers live amongst but rarely notice. The Billboard Papers represents Grey's first large-format exhibit.

Matthew Day Jackson - Something Ancient, Something New, Something Stolen, Something Blue - Hauser & Wirth
Through October 19, 2013 - New York

An exhibition devoted to Matthew Day Jackson's latest explorations, comprised of major new paintings, sculptures, and installations.

Aldo Tambellini - We Are the Primitives of a New Era - James Cohan Gallery
Through October 19, 2013 - New York

Tambellini's first New York gallery exhibition in nearly four decades. The iconoclastic and experimental artist was among the first artists in the early 1960s to explore new technologies as an art medium. Tambellini combined slide projections, film, performance, and music into sensorial experiences that he aptly called "Electromedia." Such work informed Andy Warhol's Exploding Plastic Inevitable and Woody and Steina Vasulka's The Kitchen. With the rediscovery of this material, Tambellini's work has become the subject of great interest for early new media.

Allison Miller - Susan Inglett Gallery
Through October 19, 2013 - New York

Allison Miller's paintings ask viewers to be active participants. Visibly constructed and deconstructed, layer-by-layer, the resulting works are palpable sites of activity. Causing forms, space and priorities to shift and evolve, Miller links viewer to maker by maintaining a constant state of flux. Shapes that read as solid begin to ooze and melt while deep space oscillates between background and foreground. Each forced adjustment of perception makes way for the next, new reaction for both artist and viewer.

Nick Brandt - Across the Ravaged Land - Hasted Kraeutler
Through October 19, 2013 - New York

Featuring the artist's photographs documenting the disappearing animals of eastern Africa.

Pataphysics: A Theoretical Exhibition - Sean Kelly Gallery
Through October 19, 2013 - New York

A group exhibition focusing on pataphysical sensibilities in contemporary art, exploring the impact of this quirky and deeply influential philosophy originated at the end of the 19th century by the French poet and playwright Alfred Jarry.

From Memory: Draw a Map of the United States - Sean Kelly Gallery
Through October 19, 2013 - New York

A project conceived and produced by Hisachika Takahashi. From 1971 through 1972, Takahashi, a Japanese artist living in New York, asked 22 fellow artists to each draw or paint a map of the United States entirely from memory on the handmade Japanese paper he provided. This exhibition presents, for the first time in New York, those twenty-two works and Takahashi's own drawing, in addition to material from Takahashi's archives, providing a unique glimpse into the New York art world during this period.

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.

Jordan Tate: Gamut Warning - Denny Gallery
Through October 20, 2013 - New York

Jordan Tate's work represents a shift away from the understanding of photography as mechanical reproduction and an acknowledgement of the image-maker as the mediator of sight. Tate explores process and practice in contemporary visual culture. His work is based in ongoing research/meta-photographic critique concerning the visual and conceptual processes of image comprehension.

Poetry in Motion—Where I Stand - Wilton Library
Through October 20, 2013 - Wilton

Poetry in Motion is Wilton Library's annual program for teens in grades 7 – 12. This year's theme is Where I Stand. This can be interpreted figuratively or literally. Students are invited to submit original poems (serious or humorous; short or long). Approximately 35 poems will be selected by a student board for a two-performance event in March 2014 at the library. Poems will be paired with art, music and/or dance for the live performances. Poems can be performed by the student poet or by someone else. Submit poems as a Word document to teenpoetry@wiltonlibrary.org by October 20, 2013. Call Susan Lauricella at 203-762-3950, ext. 243 for information.

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.

Tapestry Redefined: International Contemporary Tapestries - Museum of Arts & Design
Through October 20, 2013 - New York

For over 500 years, artists have created designs to be hand-woven into magnificent and imposing tapestries for elite and aristocratic clients ranging from kings to popes. In the 20th century, tapestry revivals took place in the 1930s in France under the inspiration of visual artist Jean Lurcat, and in the 1970s, guided by American tapestry maker Gloria Ross. Ross paired major artists, such as Robert Motherwell, Louise Nevelson, and Frank Stella, with expert weavers to create tapestry editions. In the last decade, tapestries have once again been at the center of an artistic renaissance.Tapestry Redefined: International Contemporary Tapestries examines tapestry as a format used by contemporary artists from around the world such as Azra Aksamija, Chuck Close, Marc Quinn, Grayson Perry, Shahzia Sikander, Kiki Smith, Fred Tomaselli and Kara Walker among others.Tapestry Redefined: International Contemporary Tapestries is the first major New York museum exhibition of contemporary art made in this historic and demanding technique and it will showcase example of works realized through both artisanal and cutting-edge digital loom weaving techniques, under the sponsorship of design studios in Europe and in the U.S.

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.

Elaine Reichek: A Postcolonial Kinderhood Revisited - The Jewish Museum
Through October 20, 2013 - New York

In 1993 the Jewish Museum commissioned Elaine Reichek to create an installation that explored her personal identity. She was a natural for the project: her work at the time was preoccupied with marginalized cultures -- Irish, Native American, and other threatened peoples. Yet probing her American Jewish identity presented new complexities and paradoxes. Were Jews still marginalized in the United States? Had they not seamlessly assimilated into American culture? What barriers, if any, still limited Jewish inclusion in the American mainstream? A Postcolonial Kinderhood, installed in 1994, probed the fears and embarrassments -- real or imagined -- that still prevailed among many American Jews.

Morning Fall Bird Walks - American Museum of Natural History
Through October 22, 2013 - New York

Observe the exciting fall migration of birds in Central Park with ornithologists Paul Sweet (Tuesdays and Fridays) and Joseph DiCostanzo (Wednesdays and Thursdays). Learn how to use field marks, habitat, and behavior as aids to identification of "confusing fall warblers," thrushes, sparrows, and raptors, as they pass through New York City en route to their winter homes. Birder field observation cards included.

Morning Fall Bird Walks - American Museum of Natural History
Through October 24, 2013 - New York

Observe the exciting fall migration of birds in Central Park with ornithologists Paul Sweet (Tuesdays and Fridays) and Joseph DiCostanzo (Wednesdays and Thursdays). Learn how to use field marks, habitat, and behavior as aids to identification of "confusing fall warblers," thrushes, sparrows, and raptors, as they pass through New York City en route to their winter homes. Birder field observation cards included.

Morning Fall Bird Walks - American Museum of Natural History
Through October 25, 2013 - New York

Observe the exciting fall migration of birds in Central Park with ornithologists Paul Sweet (Tuesdays and Fridays) and Joseph DiCostanzo (Wednesdays and Thursdays). Learn how to use field marks, habitat, and behavior as aids to identification of "confusing fall warblers," thrushes, sparrows, and raptors, as they pass through New York City en route to their winter homes. Birder field observation cards included.

Inside Central Park Tour - Bike and Roll NYC
Through October 25, 2013 - New York

NYC's Number 1 tourist destination is Central Park! This guided tour of two hours gives a comprehensive look at the park and visitors get to see every famous spot they desire during the 6-mile ride. From Bethesda Fountain to Strawberry Fields and the Dakota to the Jackie Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, guests see all that the Park offers. Participants will also visit lesser-known sights like Cleopatra's Needle, Sheep Meadow, the Shakespeare Garden, the Swedish Marionette Theater, and so much more. With four departures daily from our convenient location at Tavern on the Green (near the park's entrance at W 67th and Central Park West), there are plenty of opportunities to see all of Central Park in a fun and adventurous way. In addition to a knowledgeable and friendly tour guide, the tour includes a comfort hybrid bicycle, a helmet and a bottle of water. With our large fleet of high-quality bikes and our well-planned routes, you are guaranteed a fun and informative experience of Central Park!

Convergency - Pelham Art Center
Through October 26, 2013 - Pelham

A group exhibition of sculpture and installation by contemporary mid-career artists addressing narratives related to science and technology. Curator Jeffrey Mongrain is an artist and Head of MFA Sculpture at Hunter College in NYC. Related programming includes an Opening reception and All-Age-Workshop on September 12 from 6-8pm, a Gallery Conversation on September 18 from 6-7pm, and a Panel Discussion and Frankenstein-inspired children's art workshop on October 19, 2013 from 1-3pm.

Takashi Homma - New Waves 2000-2013 - Longhouse Projects
Through October 26, 2013 - New York

In his first solo exhibition with the gallery, Takashi Homma presents a series of photographs of the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii spanning thirteen years. The photographs of waves depict the coastline continuously un-changed by climate or seasonal time. By reproducing and revisiting the same landscape repeatedly, Homma captures focused reflections of the interaction between pictorial and mental space, the waves and our selves.

Sensitive Geometries - Hauser & Wirth
Through October 26, 2013 - New York

In the years after World War II, Brazil found itself in a state of dramatic change. Economic prosperity, political democratization, and social reorganization marked the decade of the 1950s as one of the most expansive in Brazilian history. In the cultural realm, urban renewal propelled the construction of Brasilia and witnessed the creation of modern art museums in both Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. The first Sao Paulo Biennale was held in 1951, signaling the advent of an artistic revolution that would capture the attention of both the Brazilian public and wider circles of artists, intellectuals, and critics abroad. Brazil in the mid-20th century was emerging as a dynamic cultural center of international significance. This landmark historical exhibition explores this pivotal moment and reveals the evolution of a distinct visual vocabulary in Brazil through the work of twelve artists of different generations: Lothar Charoux, Waldemar Cordeiro, Joao Jose Costa, Geraldo De Barros, Hermelindo Fiaminghi, Paulo Roberto Leal, Rubem Ludolf, Anna Maria Maiolino, Mira Schendel, Ivan Serpa, Franz Weissmann, and Paulo Werneck. Inspired by an infectious spirit of postwar renewal and creativity, 'Sensitive Geometries' traces a shift in attitude towards artistic approaches in non-figurative art and the tenets of a period in which artists experimented with the expressive possibilities of a geometric language.

Walter Dahn - 4th Time Around/ (My Back Pages) - Venus Over Manhattan
Through October 26, 2013 - New York

Artists Walter Dahn and Richard Prince first met in 1990 during Dahn's exhibition at Gladstone Gallery in New York. Prince detected a kindred spirit in the German-born Dahn. Here was another artist exploring the underside of American culture, albeit from a European perspective. A shared interest in "outsider art" and fascination with New Wave and Punk music culture solidified their friendship and ongoing rapport. It is from this perspective and through the lens of personal history that Richard Prince has curated the exhibition 4th Time Around/ (My Back Pages), the first New York exhibition in two decades devoted to the work of Walter Dahn.

Lonely Girl - Martos Gallery
Through October 26, 2013 - New York

A group show consisting of 7 female artists, all under the age the age of 30. The show's title is derived from Lonelygirl15, a popular teenage girl's YouTube video diary from 2006 that gained mass media attention when it was revealed to be a serialized miniseries. Lonelygirl15's transgressive use of the conventions of YouTube shifted the social networking platform into a medium of fiction and fantasy. Organized by Asher Penn, the exhibit features work by Al Baio, Petra Cortright, Maggie Lee, Greem Jellyfish, Bunny Rogers, Analisa Teachworth, and Amalia Ulman.

Lauren Semivan - Observatory - Bonni Benrubi
Through October 26, 2013 - New York

Semivan's first solo show with the gallery, Observatory is a collection of haunting black and white photographs that explore this prolific young artist's dream-like narratives utilizing still life, drawing, painting and performance. The exhibition represents an ongoing body of work for Semivan that she began in 2009 and has developed into a subtle narrative where each photograph becomes a documentation of an imagined moment. Her images consist of staged sets and scenes designed entirely by the artist and photographed in the traditions of both still life and portraiture. Semivan commits each image to film, using an 8 x 10 view camera. "Within each image," writes the artist, "ghosts of previous drawings create a sense of time suspended, evoking gesture, atmosphere and memory. Photographs allow me to access the extraordinary, to keep a record of dreams, and to employ the uses of the unknown."

Introduction to Birdwatching - Prospect Park Audubon Center
Through October 26, 2013 - Flatbush

Explore the Park's natural areas and learn how to look for amazing birds. Take a tour and learn about the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Taner Ceylan - Lost Paintings Series - Paul Kasmin Gallery
Through October 26, 2013 - New York

Well-known for his provocative, emotional realism paintings, Ceylan began his Lost Paintings Series as a contemporary exploration of the Orientalist gaze in all its facets. Upsetting both western and eastern master narratives, the Lost Paintings Series present Eastern figures in a fascinating navigation of history, power and narrative.

Nathan Carter - Casey Kaplan Gallery
Through October 26, 2013 - New York

Briarcliff Manor Farmers' Market - Holbrook Cottage
Through October 26, 2013 - Briarcliff Manor

Locally harvested vegetables and fruit grown on a local farm established in 1732. Featuring corn, peaches, blueberries, tomatoes, apples, apple pies, cider and cider donuts (in the fall), pickles, apple butter, and canned peaches from Lancaster County PA, Amish Country, and products from the Hudson Valley. Free delivery in Ossining and Briarcliff for orders over $20.

Ashley Bickerton - Lehmann Maupin
Through October 26, 2013 - New York

Featuring a combination of multimedia work ranging from figuration to pure abstraction that masterfully combine painting, sculpture and photography. For decades, Bickerton has experimented with the nature of these three disciplines, striving to find a perfect harmony that manifests in both the two and three dimensions.

Downtown Sculpture Exhibit - Village of Ossining
Through October 26, 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, through Oct. 26, will provide direct and free access to art for thousands of residents and visitors.

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.

Marine Life Study Cruises - Maritime Aquarium
Through October 26, 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. Saturdays September 7 through October 26.

Robert Pruitt - Women - Studio Museum in Harlem
Through October 27, 2013 - New York

Robert Pruitt (b. 1975) is Houston-based artist well known for drawings, videos and installations dedicated to examination of the historical and contemporary experiences of African Americans. Robert Pruitt: Women includes nearly twenty large-scale conte drawings of black women. Combining elements of science fiction, hip-hop culture and comic-book graphics, each figure is at once politically charged, physically grounded and fantastic -- a blend of willful self-determination and culturally conditioned myth.

Things in Themselves - Artists in Residence 2012-13 - Studio Museum in Harlem
Through October 27, 2013 - New York

Things in Themselves presents the work of Steffani Jemison (b. 1981), Jennifer Packer (b. 1984) and Cullen Washington Jr. (b. 1972), the 2012-13 artists in residence at The Studio Museum in Harlem. Whether exploring fragile and delicate materials, developing a deeper understanding of painting or intuitively networking found materials and objects, the artists share a deep investment in the processes and techniques of making art.

No Filter - Expanding the Walls 2013 - Studio Museum in Harlem
Through October 27, 2013 - New York

Expanding the Walls: Making Connections Between Photography, History and Community is an annual, eight-month program in which New York high school students explore the history and techniques of art and photography. Since the program's founding in 2001, the James VanDerZee archive -- housed at the Studio Museum -- has been the primary catalyst for the students' critical reflections on the representation of culture and community. Informed by VanDerZee's iconic body of work, the students learn the intricacies of digital photography and develop their own artistic practices, creating a solid foundation for future artistic endeavors.

Art Exhibit: 'Invasive Pigments' - Queens Botanical Garden
Through October 27, 2013 - Flushing

Invasive Pigments is a series of watercolor-like paintings which explores the migration and proliferation of weeds and other “unintentional” plants in tandem with human movement . Artist Ellie Irons created colors by extracting pigments from these local, invasive plants, and uses them to construct map-like portraits to illustrate the species’ movement into local ecosystems.

Art Exhibit: Invasive Pigments' - Queens Botanical Garden
Through October 27, 2013 - Flushing

Invasive Pigments is a series of watercolor-like paintings which explores the migration and proliferation of weeds and other “unintentional” plants in tandem with human movement . Artist Ellie Irons created colors by extracting pigments from these local, invasive plants, and uses them to construct map-like portraits to illustrate the species’ movement into local ecosystems.

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.

Art Exhibit: Invasive Pigments - Queens Botanical Garden
Through October 27, 2013 - Flushing

Invasive Pigments is a series of watercolor-like paintings which explores the migration and proliferation of weeds and other “unintentional” plants in tandem with human movement . Artist Ellie Irons created colors by extracting pigments from these local, invasive plants, and uses them to construct map-like portraits to illustrate the species’ movement into local ecosystems.

From Mr. Chips to Scarface: Walter White's Transformation in Breaking Bad - Museum of the Moving Image
Through October 27, 2013 - Astoria

Museum of the Moving Image will present "From Mr. Chips to Scarface: Walter White's Transformation in Breaking Bad," an exhibit featuring costumes, props, and video material from the highly acclaimed AMC television series. The exhibit will open on July 26, 2013 in the Museum's core exhibition Behind the Screen, and will be on view through October 27. On Sunday, July 28, the Museum will present Making Bad: An Evening with Vince Gilligan, Breaking Bad's creator—a special program featuring video clips about the evolution of the show and White's character. See below for ticket prices and description. Breaking Bad returns for its final eight episodes on August 11 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. At the heart of the series is a truly remarkable performance by Bryan Cranston, who won three consecutive Emmy Awards for Best Actor for his portrayal of Walter White. A mild-mannered chemistry teacher, White learns that he has inoperable lung cancer, and begins producing the drug methamphetamine ("crystal meth") to insure his family's financial future. This Museum exhibit explores his startling transformation throughout the series, as he becomes increasingly amoral and ruthless in his new persona, Heisenberg. Among the objects on view are several costumes worn by Cranston: the yellow Oxford shirt and khaki pants typical of White's daily wear; the black pork pie hat, black jacket and pants, and green shirt favored by White's alias, Heisenberg; the briefs worn by White during his first methamphetamine-making session, and the hazmat suit, gas mask, apron, and boots used in subsequent "cooking" scenes. Props include those relating to White's cancer treatment—pharmaceuticals, PET scan, strands of loose hair (the result of his chemotherapy)—as well as objects featured in pivotal scenes in the series, including the pink teddy bear and Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass. Also on view will be selected clips from the series, and behind-the-scenes footage.

Harlem Postcards - Summer 2013 - Studio Museum in Harlem
Through October 27, 2013 - New York

Harlem Postcards is an ongoing project that invites contemporary artists of diverse backgrounds to reflect on Harlem as a site of cultural activity, political vitality, visual stimuli, artistic contemplation and creative production. Representing intimate and dynamic perspectives of Harlem, the images reflect the idiosyncratic visions of contemporary artists from a wide range of backgrounds and locations. Each photograph has been reproduced as a limited edition postcard available free to visitors. This season, the museum features postcard images by Corin Hewitt, Paulette Henk, Lisa Oppenheim and Justine Reyes.

The Next Level: Photographs by Hiroyuki Suzuki - Grand Central Terminal
Through October 27, 2013 - New York

The future of how New Yorkers will travel over the next decades is happening at Grand Central Terminal-18 stories beneath our feet. A behind-the-scenes look at the East Side Access project with captivating images by photographer Hiroyuki Suzuki.

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.

The Haunted Pumpkin Garden - The New York Botanical Garden
Through October 31, 2013 - Bronx

Pumpkin sculptures of spooky scarecrows, frightening spiders, sneaky snakes, and more await discovery at every turn in the Everett Children's Adventure Garden. The display includes more than 500 intricately carved pumpkins that are sure to capture imagination. Special events run throughout the month. Through Oct. 31 in the Everett Children's Adventure Garden. Haunted Pumpkin Garden Activities Tuesdays-Fridays; 1:30-5:30pm Saturdays and Sundays, and Monday, October 14; 10am-5:30pm in the Everett Children's Adventure Garden: - Join a Halloween Parade (meet at the Pumpkin House, weekdays 1:30pm; weekends 1pm and 3pm. - Collect fallen fruits and seeds in a scavenger hunt bag. - Put on your own performance in the Pumpkin Puppet Theater. - Enjoy spooky readings from favorite Halloween storybooks on weekends (2pm and 3pm).

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.

Fall Festival Family Fun - Hicks Nurseries
Through October 31, 2013 - Westbury

Fall is one of our customers? favorite seasons to bring the family to Hicks. Take a picture with Otto the Ghost, enjoy a hayride down a decorated trail and visit with the farm animals. And while you?re there enjoy fresh picked apples, fudge, roasted corn, popcorn, apple cider, candy apples and other fall treats! An animated children?s story, featuring Otto the Ghost, leads children and adults through a new story each year that focuses on friendship, family, and Halloween cheer. In addition, children and adults are encouraged to grow their own pumpkins to enter in the giant pumpkin contest and get creative with carving and decorating for the annual pumpkin carving contest. This program runs through October 31.

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.

Race Around the Farmyard - Lefferts Historic House
Through October 31, 2013 - Flatbush

The whole family can participate in potato sack races, spoon races, stilts, and other old-fashioned activities.

Tall Tales with Tammy Hall - Lefferts Historic House
Through October 31, 2013 - Flatbush

Storyteller Tammy Hall brings the age-old art of storytelling to the Lefferts Historic House.

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 - Crown Heights

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

Atlantis Explorer Tour Boat - Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
Through October 31, 2013 - Riverhead

Add extra aquatic adventure to your visit with an interactive cruise aboard the Atlantis Explorer Tour Boat. Over the course of your trip, you and your family participate in hands-on exploration, including trap pulls, horseshoe crab encounters, and a stroll along a remote beach.

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. Please note that the Brooklyn Children's Museum is closed from September 2 through September 13.

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.

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.

ARTS ALIVE LI FESTIVAL -
Through October 31, 2013 -

From visual, musical and performing arts, to community festivals and epicurean delights, Arts Alive LI is a tribute to Long Island's arts and entertainment world and will take place on stages, in galleries, at film houses, and in neighborhood restaurants across Long Island's Nassau and Suffolk counties. The Arts Alive LI for Families: The Sag Harbor American Music Festival; the 2013 Long Island African American Heritage Parade and Festival; the Jamboozi Festival at Vanderbilt Museum; Viva L'Art at Hofstra University Museum; Cinema For Kids: Gustafer Yellowgold presented by Cinema Arts Center; Elska Plus Arctic Animals presented by the Long Island Children's Museum presents; and the Craic Festival's Stoked Fest – a "best of kids" films series. For a full calendar of events and to purchase tickets, visit artsaliveli.org. September 27-October 31, 2013.

Arts Alive LI -
Through October 31, 2013 -

Arts Alive is an Island-wide celebration of Long Island's arts, culture and cuisine and features a Family Series component including the Sag Harbor Music Festival, the Long Island African American Heritage Festival, the Jamboozi Festival at the Vanderbilt Museum, Viva L'Art at Hofstra University Museum, the Heckscher Museum of Art Free art activity on the Museum terrace, the Cinema Arts Centre's Cinema for Kids featuring Gustafer Yellowgold, Elska plus Arctic Animals Workshop at the Long Island Children's Museum, and the Craic Festival Stoked Fest in Long Beach. Over 35 in total will pay tribute to the visual, musical, and performing arts, community festivals and epicurean delights that take place on stages, in galleries, at film houses, and in neighborhood restaurants across Long Island. Many events are free. For a full calendar of events and to purchase tickets, visit artsaliveli.org. September 17-October 31, 2013.

2nd Annual 'Arts Alive LI ' Festival - Long Island Arts Alliance
Through October 31, 2013 - Woodbury

Arts Alive LI is a month-long showcase of Long Island's many art, entertainment and cultural attractions. The event is presented by the Long Island Arts Alliance (LIAA) and Bethpage Federal Credit Union. From visual, musical and performing arts, to community festivals and epicurean delights, Arts Alive LI is a tribute to Long Island's arts and entertainment world and will take place on stages, in galleries, at film houses, and in neighborhood restaurants across Long Island's Nassau and Suffolk counties. Long Island families and visitors to the region are invited to attend and participate in the 35 + signature events, many offered for free. For a full calendar of events and to purchase tickets, visit artsaliveli.org.

Charles Negre - Hans P. Kraus Jr. Fine Photographs
Through November 01, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of more than 40 early photographs by French photographer Charles Negre (1820-1880). Negre is primarily known for his landscapes and architectural photographs of Paris and the South of France made in the 1850s. The exhibition will be the first one-man show of Negre's photographs in the United States. A fully illustrated catalogue will accompany the exhibition. Charles Negre began taking photographs in 1844, just five years after the discovery of photography. Attracted to the medium as a way to collect visual images for his painting, Negre quickly mastered photography, using a process modified by fellow student Gustave Le Gray.

Angel Otero - Gates of Horn and Ivory - Lehmann Maupin
Through November 02, 2013 - New York

For his second solo exhibition at Lehmann Maupin, Angel Otero presenst a new series of steel and porcelain sculptures alongside his signature gestural abstract paintings. Angel engages the history of art through his uniquely inventive practice and continual exploration of materials, in the process pushing the mediums of oil paint, and in the case of the new sculptures, steel and porcelain to their physical limits.

CHILE VIVE! Historical Posters from the Popular Unity Government (1970-73.) Curated by Andrea Arroyo and Carol Smith - El Taller Latino Americano
Through November 02, 2013 - New York

Curated by Andrea Arroyo and Carol Smith. This exhibition coincides with the 40th anniversary of the military coup in Chile on September 11, 1973, and includes eighteen posters featuring rarely seen, as well as well-known images that represent a period of remarkable change in the region. The images -created by a group of artists who worked in a variety of styles-, range from joyful scenes in full color, to striking 2-color compositions were the vivid use of contrast evokes the significance of the political transformation of the period. Some of these images became iconic and have been inspiring for others working for social justice in Latin America. Selections from this collection were exhibited at Princeton University (1973,) and the set will become part of the permanent collection of the Center for the Study of Political Graphics in Los Angeles.

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.

Soundings: A Contemporary Score - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through November 03, 2013 - New York

MoMA's first major exhibition of sound art presents work by 16 of the most innovative contemporary artists working with sound. While these artists approach sound from a variety of disciplinary angles -- the visual arts, architecture, performance, computer programming, and music -- they share an interest in working with, rather than against or independent of, material realities and environments.

Dinosaur Safari - By Popular Demand Extended Through Nov. 3 - Bronx Zoo
Through November 03, 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 through Sunday, November 3, 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.

Animal Drawing - American Museum of Natural History
Through November 07, 2013 - New York

The celebrated dioramas, dinosaur skeletons, and other distinctive features of the Museum serve as settings for this series of intensive after-hours drawing classes with illustrator and naturalist Patricia Wynne. Learn about the gifted artists who created these world-class dioramas as you sketch subjects in their "natural" environments. All experience levels welcome. Thursdays.

My Life Ruined By Sex: The Works of William Kent - Museum of Sex
Through November 10, 2013 - New York

This exhibition explores William Kent's (1919-2012) calamitous life through his art, highlighting his skill and creativity as well as the paradoxes that drove him, bringing his erotically charged work back to New York for the first time in nearly 50 years. From rising art star to recluse, self-taught printmaker and sculptor William Kent in many respects embodied the title of his semi-autobiographical 1964 print, "My Life Ruined By Sex."

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.

The Complete Howard Hawks - Museum of the Moving Image
Through November 10, 2013 - Astoria

Howard Hawks (1896-1977) was the consummate Hollywood director whose distinct personal style marked such classics as Scarface, To Have and Have Not, His Girl Friday, Twentieth Century, and Rio Bravo. The Museum presents a 39-film retrospective of the great American director who made films in almost every conceivable genre, while maintaining a style that was direct, energetic, and lucid. Series highlights include new, rarely shown, and/or restored archival 35mm prints of Ball of Fire (1942); I Was a Male War Bride (1949); Scarface (1932); The Dawn Patrol (1930); Only Angels Have Wings (1939); as well as the silent feature Fig Leaves (1927) and more. The retrospective includes all of Hawks's existing features and will all be presented on film.

'Kiss Me Kate' - Westchester Broadway Theatre
Through November 10, 2013 - Elmsford

This Cole Porter hit offers a host of glorious songs with some dazzling rhymes, and a witty script about a former husband-and-wife acting team at war with each other while trying to stage a musical version of Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew." The show, whose original 1948 production won five Tony awards including Best Musical, scintillates with classic Cole Porter numbers, "Wunderbar," "Always True To You In My Fashion," "Why Can't You Behave," "Too Darned Hot," "I Hate Men," and "Brush Up Your Shakespeare." Show runs through November 10, 2013. Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday matinees including lunch; Thursday, Friday Saturday, and Sunday Evenings including dinner.

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.

Notched Bodies - Insects in Contemporary Art - Arsenal Gallery
Through November 13, 2013 - New York

The exhibition features eleven contemporary artists who offer probing personal interpretations on the importance of insects through a variety of media. While insects are often seen as pests or invaders, their critical role in our ecosystem and daily lives is increasingly clear as urban farming, gardening, and the impact of syndromes like Colony Collapse Disorder become prevalent. These contemporary artists highlight insects for their brilliant colors and forms, unique behaviors, environmental significance, as well as social parallels and cultural commentary.

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.

Keith Haring All-Over - New-York Historical Society
Through November 13, 2013 - New York

A new installation in the Henry Luce III Center for the Study of American Culture will feature everyday items transformed by famed New York artist Keith Haring. Keith Haring All-Over explores the artist's use of unconventional surfaces: clothing, furniture and skin; as well as photographs and videos that document his process and passion for making ordinary objects into extraordinary works of art.

Exhibition: There's a Map for That! - Fairfield Museum and History Center
Through November 15, 2013 - Fairfield

Explore the ways in which our state has been surveyed, charted, imagined, and pictured over the years, combining science, art and history. There's a Map for That is a special exhibition organized by Connecticut Explored magazine in celebration of its 10th anniversary. This colorful exhibition explores many faces of Connecticut and the whys and ways of mapping them with large-scale, full-color reproductions of rarely-seen historic maps from the 18th Century to the present. August 15-November 15, 2013.

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.

'Hollow' - The Players Theatre
Through November 16, 2013 - Greenwich Village

A heart-breaking triangle, a heart-racing chase - a mystery unsolved for centuries – the Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Careless lovers taunt a fragile man with a treacherous dance that spins out of control. One man will triumph and both men will lose, several will squander their souls. Dark secrets lurk in the Hollow, echo through the woods and drive men mad. The crush of their steps as they run from the truth is deafened by their pounding hearts. Reckless they race although keenly aware that one false stride may lose them their head. What happens in the Hollow, stays in the Hollow – FOREVER! Not recommended for children younger than 9.

The Art of Hair Work: Love and Memory in the 19th Century - Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
Through November 17, 2013 - New York

Used as tokens of love, friendship, and remembrance, the objects in this exhibition show changing social customs and popular fashions in the 19th century. Hair work set into jewelry had been produced in Europe for several centuries, but it was not until the second half of the eighteenth century that hair jewelry began to be produced in significant quantities in America. Hair was a natural material for mourning ornaments; however, hair jewelry was also often used for commemorative or celebratory purposes. Part II of the exhibition focuses on the mid-to-late 19th century and the development of hair jewelry in both size and the elaborate nature and variety of designs. Professional hair jewelry manufacturers could now be found along Broadway, and directions for making hair work at home were printed in popular ladies' magazines and instructional manuals. Objects on display include rings, charms, pendants, bracelets and two hair wreaths, one of the more elaborate forms of this art. An opening reception with a lecture by Art Historian and Master Jeweler Karen Bachmann will be held on September 20th at 6pm at The Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden. Ms. Bachmann will present 19th-century mourning rituals, focusing on hair work jewelry which reached its zenith during the Victorian Era.

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
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 info@chappaquafarmersmarket.org for more information.

From Immigrant Home to Neighborhood Museum - Voelker Orth Museum
Through November 24, 2013 - Flushing

10th Anniversary Exhibition takes a look at the transformation of the property from the late 19th century through the restoration of the house and opening of the Voelker Orth Museum. It offers the story of the how and the why it is a museum today. Once part of the Parson�s family estate lands, the house was built in 1881 as the new Murray Hill suburb developed with the arrival of the Long Island Rail Road. Through photographs, documents and materials visitors look back at a piece of Flushing, NY history and a family�s story, offering fresh air and a comfortable life-style to New York�s expanded middle-class. The exhibition provides a behind-the-scenes look at the restoration of the property in the late 1990s when the Museum was in formation. Lectures, workshops and a walking tour related to the exhibition will be scheduled in the fall.

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.

Sunday Explorers - Stamford Museum & Nature Center
Through November 24, 2013 - Stamford

The education staff offers a hands-on, interactive exploration of the Museum's many favorite features. Each week focuses on a different topic and includes self-guided and staff-led activities which run throughout the time period. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free with gate admission. Sundays September 22-November 24, 2013.

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.

Self Care Coaching Session - Life Coaching for Women
Through November 29, 2013 - Bellmore

Are you balancing work and family? Coping with anxiety, fears and anger? Contemplating a career move? In college or have thoughts of going back to college? Now's the time to move forward with your life, to spend time alone and love who you are. What are your goals? Where do you see yourself a year from now? Five years from now? Learn techniques that will move you forward to where you want to be in life. Get a one-hour introductory coaching session on self care. This session will leave you feeling alive again and thinking of ways as to how you will begin to move forward! Call or email donnaleakeclc@gmail.com to register.

Life After Divorce-The New You - Life Coaching for Women
Through November 29, 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 donnleakeclc@gmail.com.

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.

CANARY IN THE COAL MINE: The Plight of the Polar Bear & Planet Earth - Westport Library
Through December 01, 2013 - Westport

This exhibit offers a glimpse at climate change and what energy might look like in the next 150 years. August 16-December 1, 2013.

Test Pattern - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through December 01, 2013 - New York

An exhibition that showcases the work of predominantly young and emerging artists who are questioning the ways in which we process visual information. All the works on view have entered the Museum's permanent collection within the past four years. The exhibition includes photographs, paintings, prints, and sculpture by more than a dozen artists, including Michele Abeles, Tauba Auerbach, Walead Beshty, Mathew Cerletty, Leslie Hewitt, Nick Mauss, Seth Price, Lucy Raven, Matt Saunders, Meredyth Sparks, and Kaari Upson. The title, Test Pattern, refers to a graphic tool used for projectors and other devices to synchronize signals for optimum color and clarity. For this presentation, it also suggests a metaphor for how the featured artists address the manipulation of visual information and question the legibility of images.

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).

THE COMPROMISED LAND: RECENT PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO FROM ISRAEL - Neuberger Museum of Art
Through December 01, 2013 - Purchase

When it comes to the subject of Israel, nothing is simple; not its history, its geography, its politics, its peoples, or its multicultural and religious core. The points of view are as varied and passionate as the people who populate this land, a little smaller than New Jersey (8,000 square miles), yet large enough to rivet the world's attention. It is a site of conflict, ancient and recent, and of promise. The new exhibition, "The Compromised Land: Recent Photography and Video from Israel," organized by the Neuberger Museum of Art of Purchase College, confronts many of Israel's issues head on. Exploring the themes of coexistence and conflict, history and memory, and the importance of land, the work of twenty-one contemporary artists will be on view in this exhibition through Dec. 1, 2013. "The Compromised Land" revolves around the notion of land, which, in Israel, is regarded as a sacred, as well as a geographical, economic, social, and political organism - rooted in the psyche and culture of its peoples, and thousands of years of history. Israel's conflicts, history, and culture shadow daily life and permeate artistic expression. The work of established and emerging artists, who are emotionally and intellectually invested in their country's fate, gives voice to their sense of unease and threat, as they consider, reveal, interpret, and question Israel's politics, culture, and future. The exhibition also examines Israeli photography and video, practices that dominate contemporary Israeli art, and for which Israel is internationally recognized. The featured artists include: Boaz Arad, Yael Bartana, Joseph Dadoune, Nir Evron, Barry Frydlender, Dani Gal, Ori Gersht, Dor Guez, Oded Hirsch, Miki Kratsman, Sigalit Landau, Dana Levy, Shahar Marcus, Adi Nes, Nira Pereg, Gilad Ratman, Michael Rovner, Lior Shvil, Sharon Ya�Ari, and Rona Yefman with Tanja Schlander. "The Compromised Land: Recent Photography and Video from Israel" is curated by Helaine Posner, Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, and guest curator Lilly Wei; and is accompanied by a fully-illustrated 96-page catalogue with essays by Ory Dessau; Ron Pundak, Israeli historian and chairman of the Israeli Peace NGO Forum; and the co-curators. Support for the exhibition is provided by Artis, Helen Stambler Neuberger and Jim Neuberger, Susan and James Dubin, and the Office of Cultural Affairs, Consulate General of Israel in New York. Additional funding is provided by the Friends of the Neuberger Museum of Art and the Purchase College Foundation. Support for the residency of artist Gilad Ratman is provided by the Israel Institute, which is dedicated to enhancing knowledge and study of modern Israel. Additional support is provided by the UJA-Federation of New York in Westchester.

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.

By Her Hand: Art of Native American Women & the Photographs of Edward S. Curtis - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
Through December 03, 2013 - Stamford

Learn about the Native American women who transformed everyday objects with personal expressions of artistic flair. See how natural resources were combined with trade goods to produce extraordinary works of art during the dramatic cultural and economic changes at the turn of the last century. Their works, all from the Stamford Museum & Nature Center's permanent collection, are being paired in this exhibition with the iconic photographs of Edward S. Curtis, who captured the last vestiges of traditional Native American culture in the western United States. His mission was to safeguard a sacred legacy by preserving traditional culture, personal histories, and beliefs through photographs. This exhibition offers an opportunity to experience the Native American message of beauty, heart, and spirit. September 21-December 3, 2013.

Family Friendly Friday Night Service - Congregation Sons of Israel
Through December 06, 2013 - Upper Nyack

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

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.

Adelphi University Presents Authors and Artists - An exhibition of scholarly and artistic works - Swirbul Library Gallery, Adelphi University
Through December 06, 2013 - Garden City

The Adelphi University Exhibitions Program presents Authors and Artists, an exhibition featuring the scholarly and artistic works published or created by Adelphi University faculty, administrators, and staff. This exhibition is on view at the Swirbul Library Gallery from September 23 to December 6, 2013. Authors and Artists is an annual showcase of the professional Adelphi University community. On display are various forms of art and written material: sculptures, drawings, photographs, prints and paintings beside history books, poetry, and biographies, scientific and educational journals. This exhibition is an opportunity for many intellectuals of the school faculty, administration, and staff to present a significant piece of literature or fine art that they created or participated in creating within the past year. The Swirbul Library Gallery is open everyday, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. To learn more about the exhibitions on campus, please visit adelphi.edu/artmuseum/exhibitions/ and to receive updates catch us on our “Adelphi University Galleries” Facebook page. About Adelphi University: Adelphi is a world-class, modern university with excellent and highly relevant programs where students prepare for lives of active citizenship and professional careers. Through its schools and programs—College of Arts and Sciences, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Honors College, Robert B. Willumstad School of Business, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, College of Nursing and Public Health and the School of Social Work—the coeducational university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as professional and educational programs for adults. Adelphi University currently enrolls nearly 8,000 students from 43 states and 45 foreign countries. With its main campus in Garden City and its centers in Manhattan, Suffolk County, and Poughkeepsie, the University, chartered in 1896, maintains a commitment to liberal studies, in tandem with rigorous professional preparation and active citizenship.

Donald Judd: Stacks, - Mnuchin Gallery
Through December 07, 2013 - New York

Featuring 10 stacks from four decades, this is the first-ever exhibition devoted to this iconic form in Judd's oeuvre and the history of modern sculpture. This exhibition coincides with the recent opening of the artist's home and studio at 101 Spring Street.

David d'Angers (1788-1856): Making the Modern Monument - Frick Collection
Through December 08, 2013 - New York

Lauded by Victor Hugo as the Michelangelo of Paris, French sculptor David d'Angers (1788-1856) produced many of the most iconic portraits and ambitious public monuments of the Romantic era. This exhibition assembles some thirty-five masterpieces by David on paper; in wax, terracotta, bronze, and plaster; as well as rare nineteenth-century reproductions of his work in photographs and engravings. Drawn from North American public and private collections, many of these objects have never been exhibited before.

Janet Cardiff: The Forty Part Motet - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through December 08, 2013 - New York

The Forty Part Motet (2001), a sound installation by Janet Cardiff (Canadian, born 1957), will be the first presentation of contemporary art at The Cloisters. Regarded as the artist's masterwork, and consisting of forty high-fidelity speakers positioned on tripods in a large oval configuration throughout the Fuentiduena Chapel, the fourteen-minute work, with a three-minute spoken prologue, will continuously play an eleven-minute reworking of the forty-voice motet Spem in alium numquam habui (1556?/1573?) by Tudor composer Thomas Tallis (ca. 1505-1585).

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.

Playtime with Sammie & Tudie - Sprout San Francisco
Through December 16, 2013 - Upper East Side

Playtime with Sammie & Tudie is a "mommy and me" style class for kids ages 1 to 3 years. Each week is a different theme and the fun starts there. Puppets, songs, creative play, colors, counting and even a little circus fun are all a part of the class. First class is only $10. Single classes are $25, 3 classes are $60, and 5 classes are $90.

Baby Massage Workshops - The Temperance Center
Through December 18, 2013 - Eastchester

Fun to learn, simple to do, baby massage is a wonderful thing for your baby and for yourself. In this hands-on, small group class, you will learn strokes and stretches to promote relaxation, build a strong, healthy immune system, facilitate baby weight gain, and help develop body awareness and coordination. You will also learn techniques to offer relief from colds, colic, hiccups, constipation, diarrhea, and teething irritability. Classes run every Wednesday from 11am-12pm. Suitable from newborn to crawling babies. $25 per class, $80 for a package of 4. Registration required.

2013 Next Wave Festival - Brooklyn Academy of Music
Through December 21, 2013 - Brooklyn

BAM's signature fall festival returns for its 31st season, presenting a dynamic lineup of work by emerging artists and innovative modern masters. The 2013 Next Wave Festival showcases the very best in contemporary performance, plus artist talks, storytelling, visual art, and film.

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.

'Brighter Days,' an exhibition of paintings by South Salem artist Suzan Waldinger - The Gallery in the Park at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation
Through December 21, 2013 - Cross River

"Brighter Days," an exhibition of paintings by South Salem artist Suzan Waldinger, will open on Saturday, September 21, at The Gallery in the Park at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation in Cross River. Ms. Waldinger, a full-time artist whose favored medium is acrylic, creates vividly colorful images in the contemporary expressionist style using a technique known as impasto, in which the artist squeezes thick paint from the tube onto the canvas and uses various tools to create pleasing effects. Her art is free-wheeling, sometimes whimsical, and illustrates her strong attraction to color and texture. The exhibition will be on view daily, 9am-4pm, through Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. Ward Pound Ridge Reservation is a Westchester County park located at the junction of Routes 35 and 121 South in Cross River. For more information, go to westchestergov.com/parks or call 914-864-7317.

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.

Alladin and the Wonderful Lamp - Puppetworks
Through December 22, 2013 - Park Slope

Puppetworks presents an adaptation of the tale "1001 Arabian Nights," featuring a "live" djinni.

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!

Eighteenth-Century Pastels - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through December 29, 2013 - New York

With the 1929 bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, the Metropolitan Museum acquired its first pastels -- about twenty nineteenth-century works by Mary Cassatt, Edgar Degas, and Edouard Manet. For forty years, they were shown with our European and American paintings. It was not until 1956 that we were bequeathed a pastel by Jean Pillement (1728-1808). Between 1961 and 1975 we acquired a small group of works by John Russell (1745-1806), and there the matter stood until 2002, when the Metropolitan bought a pastel by the Venetian artist Rosalba Carriera (1673-1757). Since then we have purchased nearly a dozen others by Italian, French, British, German, and Danish artists. Most are portraits, and they are exhibited here with two vivid seascapes by Pillement from a private collection. Pastels are made from powdery substances that are fragile and subject to fading. In accordance with modern museum practice, they are exhibited in very low light or rotated to ensure their long-term preservation. This display is therefore a temporary extension of the new installation in the adjoining galleries for European Old Master paintings. Described by the great Salon critic and encyclopedist Dennis Diderot as no more than dust, pastel owes it distinctive velvety quality to its powdery surface, which reflects diffuse scattered light. Consisting of finely ground pigment and a white mineral extender moistened with a minute quantity of binder (such as oatmeal whey, mineral spirits, and gum tragacanth) rolled into sticks of color, pastels are made in a progression of tints and shades. Pastelists kept hundreds of such crayons on hand. The popularity of pastel -- especially for portraiture -- swept across Europe and Britain in the eighteenth century. Unlike today, such compositions were regarded as paintings. They were executed in vibrant colors on paper mounted on a wood strainer, elaborately framed with costly glass and on an intimate scale that suited the refined living spaces of the aristocracy and the haute bourgeoisie. These works have retained their original brilliance because the pastel medium does not contain resins and the surfaces of works in pastel were never varnished and rarely fixed, thereby precluding the darkening or yellowing that so often alters the hues of paintings in oil.

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.

That Face: The Art of Ken Fallin - Broadway, Hollywood & Wall Street - Gallery New World Stages
Through December 31, 2013 - New York

Curated by Bernard Stote, this exhibit features over 75 original works of Caricature Art of popular cultural icons from Broadway community, Hollywood, politics, and Wall Street. Artwork on exhibit will range from President Barack Obama to Kinky Boots, from Book of Mormon to the cast of Mad Men, from Pippin to Patti LuPone, Stephen Sondheim, and more.

Piggy Nation The Musical - Snapple Theater Center
Through December 31, 2013 - New York

"Piggy Nation" is a funny, fast moving 60 minute musical full of lessons in avoiding "piggy" behavior. With an original score richly layered in blues, rock, rap and gospel influences, "Piggy Nation" follows Sammy Hamhock, a little pig excited to be on summer vacation following his dad to work on Piggy Patrol, issuing tickets for piggy behavior. But Sammy learns that everyone is a little piggy sometimes, even his dad. Full of lessons in thoughtfulness and consideration, "Piggy Nation" battles the rude behavior found all around us, in a colorful and amusing update of the golden rule. Lessons in thoughtfulness and consideration shine in this family musical for kids ages 3+ and their parents and grandparents too.

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.

Bug Out - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through January 01, 2014 - Crown Heights

Feeling brave? Meet grasshoppers, worms, stick bugs, and Madagascar hissing cockroaches.

Nature's Tots - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through January 01, 2014 - Crown Heights

Preschoolers learn about the living and nonliving things that coexist with us on planet Earth, and the importance of being a steward of the environment. Meet an animal, plant, or mineral from the museum's collection.

Feeding Frenzy - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through January 01, 2014 - Crown Heights

Come see what's on the menu today for the animals that live at the museum.

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. Please note that the Museum will be closed from September 1 through September 13.

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.

Picturing Central Park - Museum of the City of New York
Through January 05, 2014 - New York

Artist Janet Ruttenberg's love affair with Central Park has inspired her to use a variety of media -- watercolor, oils, and video -- to capture the natural and human beauty of this iconic New York landscape. Picturing Central Park will include 17 major works, many of them a monumental 15 feet in width, along with smaller pieces and photographs that reveal the artist's imaginative approach to her bold and sometimes fantastical work.

Making Marks: Prints from Crow's Shadow Press - National Museum of the American Indian
Through January 05, 2014 - New York

Making Marks: Prints from Crow's Shadow Press features eighteen works by seven Native American contemporary artists -- Rick Bartow (Wiyot), Phillip John Charette (Yup'ik), Joe Feddersen (Colville Confederated Tribes [Okanagan/Lakes]), Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds (Cheyenne/Arapaho), James Lavadour (Walla Walla), Wendy Red Star (Crow), and Marie Watt (Seneca) -- working in collaboration with Crow's Shadow Master Printer Frank Janzen.

Tiepolo, Guardi, and Their World: Eighteenth-Century Venetian Drawings - Morgan Library & Museum
Through January 05, 2014 - New York

The Morgan's collection of eighteenth-century Venetian drawings is among the world's finest, with more than 300 sheets by renowned masters Giambattista Tiepolo (1696-1770) and his son Domenico (1726-1804). Drawn entirely from the museum's holdings, Tiepolo, Guardi, and Their World features a selection of nearly one hundred works on paper and chronicles the vitality and originality of drawing during Venice's second Golden Age. The eighteenth century saw the resurgence of the legendary maritime city as a center for international arts patronage. Venice was home to several flourishing family workshops and commissions from the church, nobility, bourgeoisie, and foreign travelers ensured the fame of her artists. The exceptional creativity of Venetian masters is seen in Giambattista Tiepolo's luminous wash studies for frescoed ceilings and painted figures; views of Venice and architectural capricci by Francesco Guardi and Canaletto; early designs executed by Giovanni Piranesi during his formative years in the city; and Domenico Tiepolo's humorous Scenes from Contemporary Life and theatrical vignettes depicting the comic character Punchinello.

Bookermania: 45 Years of the Man Booker Prize - Morgan Library & Museum
Through January 05, 2014 - New York

The Man Booker Prize is one of the world's most prestigious literary awards, given annually to the best novel written in English by a citizen of the Commonwealth of Nations, Republic of Ireland, or Zimbabwe. This exhibition explores the history of 'The Booker' and the ways in which the prize has captured the British imagination and the attention of the international literary community through objects drawn from the more than four thousand proofs, printed books, manuscripts, artworks, letters, and promotional material that comprise the Morgan's Man Booker Prize Collection.

Secrets of Circles - Stepping Stones Museum
Through January 05, 2014 - Norwalk

If you look around, you'll see that circles are everywhere: in the wheels of a car, the clock on the wall, the tortillas on your table, and the frisbees and tops you play with. This exhibit invites visitors to climb into a circular boat, play and pretend in a market full of circles from around the globe and make objects spin using colorful gears. Featuring eighteen hands-on components, the highly-interactive Secrets of Circles inspires children and adults to ask questions and investigate the answers as they explore the math, science, and engineering of circles. September 8-January 5, 2014.

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.

Robert Motherwell: The Early Collages - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through January 05, 2014 - New York

The Guggenheim Museum is organizing an exhibition devoted exclusively to papier colles and related works on paper from the 1940s and early 1950s by the American artist Robert Motherwell. By reexamining the artist's origins and his engagement with this technique, which he described in 1944 as "the greatest of our [art] discoveries," the exhibition will investigate the artist's work during a pivotal decade in his career. Featuring approximately 50 artworks, the exhibition also honors Peggy Guggenheim's early patronage. At her urging, and under the tutelage of emigre Surrealist artist Roberto Matta, Motherwell first experimented with the papier colle technique. As he recalled years later "I might never have done it otherwise, and it was here that I found . . . my identity." The exhibition will open at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, in June 2013, and travel to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, in September 2013. This exhibition is curated by Susan Davidson, Senior Curator, Collections and Exhibitions.

Medieval Treasures from Hildesheim - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 05, 2014 - New York

Hildesheim Cathedral has one of the most complete surviving ensembles of church furnishings and treasures in Europe, with many masterpieces made between 1000 and 1250. As a result, it was designated a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in 1985. A major renovation of the cathedral provides an opportunity for this extraordinary exhibition of medieval church treasures. Consisting of about fifty works, the exhibition will focus primarily on Bishop Bernward of Hildesheim (960-1022), one of the greatest patrons of the arts in the Middle Ages. In addition to the famous monumental bronze doors and the column in Hildesheim Cathedral that cannot travel, Bernward commissioned many smaller precious works of art, mostly for his monastic foundation St. Michael's. A silver crucifix and candlesticks and numerous illuminated manuscripts (that he is known to have commissioned), and the Golden Madonna (that he is believed to have commissioned), will be part of the exhibition. The exhibition will also examine the artistic production of Hildesheim in the high Middle Ages, including the monumental bronze baptismal font that is a masterpiece of thirteenth-century metalwork.

Julia Margaret Cameron - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 05, 2014 - New York

One of the greatest portraitists in the history of photography, Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879) blended an unorthodox technique, a deeply spiritual sensibility, and a Pre- Raphaelite-inflected aesthetic to create a gallery of vivid portraits and a mirror of the Victorian soul. This will be the first New York City museum exhibition devoted to Cameron's work in nearly a generation, and the first ever at the Met. The showing of thirty-five works is drawn entirely from the Metropolitan's rich collection, including major works from the Rubel Collection acquired in 1997 and the Gilman Collection acquired in 2005.

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.

Iran Modern - Asia Society and Museum
Through January 05, 2014 - New York

The first major international loan exhibition in New York on the subject, Iran Modern comprises paintings, sculpture, and works on paper by the most noteworthy Iranian artists of the three decades in focus, and provides a dynamic perspective and better understanding of Iran's rich culture and history for the public.

Robert Indiana: Beyond LOVE - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through January 05, 2014 - New York

Robert Indiana (b. Robert Clark, 1928) first emerged on the wave of Pop Art that engulfed the art world in the early 1960s. Bold and visually dazzling, his work embraced the vocabulary of highway signs and roadside entertainments that were commonplace in post war America. Presciently, he used words to explore themes of American identity, racial injustice, and the illusion and disillusion of love. The appearance in 1966 of what became his signature image, LOVE, and its subsequent proliferation on unauthorized products, eclipsed the public's understanding of the emotional poignancy and symbolic complexity of his art. This retrospective will reveal an artist whose work, far from being unabashedly optimistic and affirmative, addresses the most fundamental issues facing humanity -- love, death, sin, and forgiveness -- giving new meaning to our understanding of the ambiguities of the American Dream and the plight of the individual in a pluralistic society.

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.

Interwoven Globe: The Worldwide Textile Trade, 1500-1800 - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 05, 2014 - New York

Beginning in the 16th century, the golden age of European maritime navigation in search of spice routes to the East brought about the flowering of an abundant textile trade. Textiles often acted as direct currency for spices, as well as other luxury goods. Textiles and textile designs made their way around the globe, from India and Asia to Europe, between India and Asia and Southeast Asia from Europe to the east, and eventually west to the American colonies. Blending the traditional designs, skills, and tastes of all the cultures that produced or purchased them, these beautiful and historically fascinating fabrics also served as conduits of information, sparking ideas of imagined exotic lands and peoples in both East and West. The exhibition includes works from across the Museum's collection - augmented by a few key domestic and international loans - in order to make worldwide visual connections, and to highlight an important design story that has never been told from a truly global perspective.

The Art of the Brick - Discovery Times Square
Through January 05, 2014 - Midtown

Art of the Brick, an exhibition by artist Nathan Sawaya, is a collection of intriguing and inspiring works of art made exclusively from LEGO bricks. The Discovery Times Square exhibit is the world's biggest display of LEGO art ever and features brand-new, never-before-seen pieces by Sawaya.

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

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

Fifty Years of Collecting Islamic Art - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 06, 2014 - New York

In 1963 the Museum's Department of Islamic Art was established as a separate entity. Since then, under the leadership of six successive department heads, the collection has grown through gifts, bequests, and purchases. The works of art in this exhibition are grouped by decade to highlight the trends and broadening focus in collecting Islamic art at the Met. From ceramics, glass and metalwork to carpets and contemporary art, this exhibition celebrates the half-century anniversary of the department and its collections.

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.

New Photography 2013 - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through January 06, 2014 - New York

Presenting recent works by eight international artists who have expanded the field of photography as a medium of experimentation and intellectual inquiry. Their porous practices -- grounded in photographic artist's books, sculpture, photomontage, performance, and science -- creatively reassess the themes and processes of making pictures today. Artists include Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, Brendan Fowler, Annette Kelm, Lisa Oppenheim, Anna Ostoya, Josephine Pryde, and Eileen Quinlan.

'Penguins' - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 09, 2014 - Upper West Side

"Penguins," a new giant-screen adventure following a very special King Penguin as he returns to his birthplace in the sub-Antarctic, opens at the American Museum of Natural History, on Monday, July 8. The film will screen at the museum through Jan. 9, 2014. Produced by award-winning Atlantic Productions and distributed by nWave Pictures Distribution, the film is narrated by world-renowned naturalist Sir David Attenborough. Penguin City, on the remote island of South Georgia in the southern Atlantic Ocean, is home to hundreds of albatrosses, fur seals, and brawling elephant seals, as well as 6 million penguins. The young male King Penguin at the center of Penguins must earn his place among the island inhabitants while finding a mate and raising a family. The film follows him through the most challenging time in a King Penguin?s life, when he is driven to nurture and defend his offspring against harsh weather and fierce predators. The cosmic drama plays out in one of Earth?s last great wildernesses, amid steep mountain ranges and windblown plains half buried beneath snow and ice. Penguins will be shown daily in the Museum?s Samuel J. and Ethel LeFrak Theater, 10:30 am to 4:30 pm (hourly). To purchase tickets in advance, the public should call 212-769-5200 or visit amnh.org. A service charge may apply. (For ticket pricing, please see page 3.) nWave Pictures Distribution and Serengeti Entertainment present Penguins, a film produced by Atlantic Productions in association with British media powerhouse SKY 3D (BSkyB) and US-based Galileo Digital Entertainment.

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.

Reflections on a Nation: American Writings from the Gilder Lehrman Collection - Morgan Library & Museum
Through January 12, 2014 - New York

A selection of exceptional documents from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, one of the country's foremost archives of Americana. The selection represents seminal moments and key figures in U.S. history, and reflects the collection's strengths in documents from the Revolutionary, early national, antebellum, and Civil War periods. On view will be the only surviving copy of a 1776 edition of the Declaration of Independence printed in South Carolina; George Washington's letter to Henry Knox expressing reluctance at assuming the presidency; a first edition of Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin, along with her letter to Prince Albert praising Britain's early abolition of slavery; Abraham Lincoln's 1858 stump speech fragment in which he argues that all creatures are entitled to the fruits of their own labor; and a poignant letter to Mary Todd Lincoln from Frederick Douglass, thanking her for the gift of her late husband's walking stick.

'Lose not heart': J. D. Salinger's Letters to an Aspiring Writer - Morgan Library & Museum
Through January 12, 2014 - New York

The Morgan will present the first public presentation of nine revealing letters and postcards written by J. D. Salinger to Marjorie Sheard, an aspiring Canadian writer, between 1941 and 1943.

Balthus: Cats and Girls - Paintings and Provocations - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 12, 2014 - New York

Balthus is best known for his series of pensive adolescents who dream or read in rooms that are closed to the outside world. Focusing on his finest works, the exhibition will be limited to approximately thirty-five paintings dating from the mid-1930s to the 1950s. Between 1936 and 1939, Balthus painted his celebrated series of portraits of Therese Blanchard, his young neighbor in Paris. Therese posed alone, with her cat, or with her two brothers. When Balthus lived in Switzerland during World War II, he replaced the forbidding austerity of his Paris studio with more colorful interiors in which different nymphets daydream, read, or nap. The exhibition concludes with images that he created of Frederique Tison, his favorite model, at the Chateau de Chassy in the Morvan during the 1950s. Never before shown in public will be the series of forty small ink drawings for Mitsou, in which the eleven-year-old Balthus evoked his adventures with a stray tomcat and which were published by the German poet Rainer Maria Rilke in 1921. This is the first exhibition of the artist's works in this country in thirty years. Four works belong to the Museum's collection and the rest -- with the exception of several loans from France, England, Switzerland, and Australia -- will come from museums and private collections in the United States.

Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926-1938 - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through January 12, 2014 - Midtown

This exhibition, organized in collaboration with The Menil Collection, Houston, and The Art Institute of Chicago, is the first to focus exclusively on the breakthrough Surrealist years of Rene Magritte, creator of some of the 20th century's most extraordinary images. Beginning in 1926, when Magritte first aimed to create paintings that would, in his words, "challenge the real world," and concluding in 1938 -- a historically and biographically significant moment just prior to the outbreak of World War II -- the exhibition traces central strategies and themes from the most inventive and experimental period in the artist?s prolific career. Displacement, transformation, metamorphosis, the "misnaming" of objects, and the representation of visions seen in half-waking states are among Magritte's innovative image-making tactics during these essential years. Bringing together some 80 paintings, collages, and objects, along with a selection of photographs, periodicals, and early commercial work, the exhibition offers fresh insight into Magritte's identity as a modern painter and Surrealist artist. A richly illustrated catalogue accompanies the exhibition.

Behind Closed Doors: Art in the Spanish American Home, 1492-1898 - Brooklyn Museum
Through January 12, 2014 - Brooklyn

Behind Closed Doors: Art in the Spanish American Home, 1492-1898 is the first major exhibition in the United States to explore the private lives and interiors of Spain's New World elite from 1492 through the nineteenth century, focusing on the house as a principal repository of fine and decorative art. Through approximately 160 paintings, sculptures, prints, textiles, and decorative art objects, this exhibition presents for the first time American, European, and Asian luxury goods from everyday life as signifiers of the faith, wealth, taste, and socio-racial standing of their consumers. The exhibition explores themes including representations of the indigenous and Creole elite, rituals in the home, the sala de estrado (women's sitting room), the bedchamber, and social identity through material culture. Behind Closed Doors primarily consists of works from the Brooklyn Museum's world-renowned collections as well as exceptional loans from distinguished institutions and private collectors. It is the first presentation of the Museum's important Spanish colonial holdings since the groundbreaking 1996 exhibition Converging Cultures: Art & Identity in Spanish America. The exhibition is accompanied by a scholarly catalogue with contributions by leading scholars of Colonial Spanish and British American art.

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.

Downton Chapy - Costumes of the Downton Abbey Era - Horace Greeley House
Through January 15, 2014 - Chappaqua

Dresses and costumes from the Downton Abbey era from the New Castle Historical Society's extensive costume collection. Appointments for tours at other times than those mentioned can be arranged by calling 914-238-4666 or visiting the website.

'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.

Dorothea Rockburne: Drawing Which Makes Itself - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through January 20, 2014 - New York

"How could drawing be of itself and not about something else?" Dorothea Rockburne's 1973 exhibition at the Bykert Gallery in New York, a touchstone in modern drawing practice, aimed to addressing the artist's query. Using the wall as her surface, Rockburne created a series of works using carbon paper, which she folded and manipulated to create a carefully mapped network of ruled lines that engaged the viewer visually and bodily, shaping their perception of the gallery space and challenging expectations of what a drawing can be. The exhibition Dorothea Rockburne: Drawing Which Makes Itself pays homage to the artist's groundbreaking project of the same name, with a group of major carbon paper and wall works -- including Nesting and Neighborhood, from MoMA's collection -- exhibited together for the first time since 1973. Contextualizing the wall drawings is a selection of Rockburne's works on paper and paintings from that decade, all selected from MoMA's strong holdings of her work. The exhibition highlights the concerns that have occupied the artist since her early career, including the application of mathematical principles, and her continued engagement with, and challenge of, the methods and practice of drawing.

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.

“Icons” - THE OUT NYC
Through January 23, 2014 - New York

Artist and NYC pop-culture enthusiast, Michael Lazar, has unveiled an exhibition of his “Icons” collection featuring collages and acrylic painted worlds of electric pinks and sky blues married with recognizable icons from American pop culture and beyond in the lobby of THE OUT NYC located at 510 West 42nd Street (42nd Street between 10th and 11th Aves, Manhattan). Whether it is Disney icons, Patriotism, Hollywood, romance, and classic cross-cultural images like the heart or star, Lazar’s artwork is known in the art community as a celebration of the power of iconography and color. “Icons” is on display and open to the public at THE OUT NYC through January 23, 2014. For more information regarding Michael Lazar and his work, please visit http://lazar-art.com/.

See it Loud: Seven Post-War American Painters - National Academy of Design Museum and School of Fine Arts
Through January 26, 2014 - New York

This exhibition presents the work Leland Bell, Paul Georges, Paul Resika, Neil Welliver, Albert Kresch, Stenley Lewis, and Peter Heinemann, who insisted on the significance of landscape and figuration, even during an era when going beyond abstraction meant venturing into an aesthetic no-man's land.

Everyday Epiphanies: Photography and Daily Life Since 1969 - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 26, 2014 - New York

Since the birth of photography in 1839, artists have used the medium to explore subjects close to home -- the quotidian, intimate, and overlooked aspects of everyday existence. This exhibition examines the photographs and videos made by a wide range of artists during the last four decades. Featuring forty works from the Museum's collection, it includes photographs by John Baldessari, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Fischli & Weiss, Jan Groover, Robert Gober, Nan Goldin, Elizabeth McAlpine, Gabriel Orozco, David Salle, Robert Smithson, Stephen Shore, and William Wegman among others, as well as video by artists such as Martha Rosler, Ilene Segalove, and Svetlana and Igor Kopystiansky.

Tweet - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through January 26, 2014 - SoHo

Any adult of a certain age asked to define tweet in 2013 is likely to answer that it is a "short communication of 140 characters or less." Yet before 2006, tweet was primarily used to describe the chirp of a bird, a sound generally perceived as a sweet or happy sound. In New York City, you witness more and more pedestrians striding through life with heads buried in smartphones. People tweet, text, and email on the go. The simple act of looking around as you go about our daily journey is being lost to an ever more fragmented and hectic contemporary society. The exhibition Tweet asks everyone to pause, reflect, and remember a simple act that is available to everyone. Look around, enjoy nature, and see the birds. All the artworks included in Tweet come from a similar starting point – that of careful observation of nature, specifically of birds. To identify and study at great and near distances, with quiet observation and in fleeting moments – this kind of looking is encouraged by these works. As part of the exhibition, CMA asks viewers to use their technology to come together in shared games around bird spotting, or to simply put the gadgets away and draw from nature.

American Modern: Hopper to O'Keefe - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through January 26, 2014 - Midtown

Drawn from MoMA's collection, American Modern takes a fresh look at the Museum's holdings of American art made between 1915 and 1950, and considers the cultural preoccupations of a rapidly changing American society in the first half of the 20th century. Including paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, sculptures, and films, American Modern brings together some of the Museum's most celebrated masterworks, contextualizing them across mediums and amid lesser-seen but revelatory works by artists who expressed compelling emotional and visual tendencies of the time. The selection of works depicts subjects as diverse as urban and rural landscapes, scenes of industry, still-life compositions, and portraiture, and is organized thematically, with visual connections trumping strict chronology. Artists represented include George Bellows, Stuart Davis, Edward Hopper, Georgia O'Keeffe, Charles Sheeler, Alfred Stieglitz, and Andrew Wyeth, among many others. Far from an encyclopedic view of American art of the period, the exhibition is a focused look at the strengths and surprises of MoMA's collection in an area that has played a major role in the institution?s history.

Dog Bless You: The Photography of Mary Bloom - Cathedral of St. John the Divine
Through January 31, 2014 - New York

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine is pleased to present Dog Bless You: The Photography of Mary Bloom, a new exhibition featuring sensitive and dignified photographs of dogs by Mary Bloom, the Cathedral's former Photographer-in-Residence. Dog Bless You: The Photography of Mary Bloom focuses on Bloom's distinguished portraits of dogs -- of all manner and breeds. The exhibition showcases the versatility of her work as well as her ability to take intimate portraits of dogs in moments of uncanny psychological depth. A slideshow accompanies the exhibition, cycling through decades of Bloom's loving photographs of the living Cathedral and the menagerie of animals that have passed before her lens.

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.

threeASFOUR: MER KA BA - The Jewish Museum
Through February 02, 2014 - New York

A multimedia installation fusing avant-garde couture, architecture, and video projections. Blending ancient symbols with new technologies to evoke a timeless desire for cross-cultural unity, the exhibition includes examples from threeASFOUR's new spring-summer 2014 collection, featuring 3D-printed textiles made in collaboration with the architect Bradley Rothenberg.

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.

Chagall: Love, War, and Exile - The Jewish Museum
Through February 02, 2014 - New York

An exhibit which, for the first time in the U.S., explores a significant but neglected period in the artist's career, from the rise of fascism in the 1930s through 1948, years spent in Paris and then in exile in New York.

Masterpieces of Tibetan and Nepalese Art - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through February 02, 2014 - New York

Dating from the 11th to the 17th century, Masterpieces of Tibetan and Nepalese Art: Recent Acquisitions includes five sculptures that are among the rarest and most important such objects to enter a Western collection, along with examples of the finest Tibetan and Nepalese paintings known. All come from the pioneering collection of Jack and Muriel Zimmerman.

Dante Ferretti: Design and Construction for the Cinema - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through February 09, 2014 - New York

Dante Ferretti: Design and Construction for the Cinema examines design practice for film through the lens of Ferretti's work, which is distinguished by the structural role it plays in the collaborative process of cinema art. As digital technology transforms the way films are staged, replacing the real with the virtual, Ferretti's work comes at what may be the end of a 100-year-long tradition of full-scale, studio-built environments for films. This exhibition also serves to document this transitioning of cinema practice through its selection and organization of drawings, large-scale installations, and digital projection.

T. J. Wilcox: In the Air - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through February 09, 2014 - New York

The New York-based artist has created a remarkable new panoramic film installation, which will fill up most of the second floor of the Whitney Museum of American Art. Here Wilcox revisits the "cinema in-the-round" panoramic presentations that appeared at the dawn of film history in the late 19th century, bringing the concept up to date with state-of-the-art technology to create an immersive cinematic environment.

Flip Side - Rubin Museum of Art
Through February 10, 2014 - 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.

Paulo Bruscky - Art Is Our Last Hope - Bronx Museum of The Arts
Through February 14, 2014 - Bronx

Born in Recife, Brazil, Paulo Bruscky is internationally regarded as a pioneer of mail-art, the international movement that flourished throughout South America in the 1970s particularly in countries under military rule. In 1982, Bruscky lived in New York as a Guggenheim fellow, a period in which he experimented with Xerox and video. To this day still a resident of Recife, Bruscky's work is the result of a continuous engagement with that city and its culture, filtered and documented in the artist's books, photographs, and other media.

Small Delights: Chinese Snuff Bottles - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through February 17, 2014 - New York

Snuff, a mixture of finely ground tobacco leaves and aromatic herbs and spices, was introduced to China by European missionaries, envoys, and merchants in the second half of the seventeenth century. With its medicinal and stimulating effects, it soon caught on with officials and even the emperor at the Qing dynasty (1644-1911) court. The increasing use of snuff led to the making of snuff bottles, small containers with a corked stopper that were easily portable and airtight to preserve freshness and flavor.

American Jewelry Design Council Celebrates 25 years of Design - Forbes Galleries
Through February 22, 2014 - New York

The American Jewelry Design Council (AJDC) showcases 25 years of outstanding jewelry design at the prestigious Forbes Galleries in New York. The exhibition, “Variations on a Theme: 25 Years of Design from the AJDC”, is open to the public and will dazzle museum visitors with one-or-a-kind works from over 40 AJDC members through February 22nd, 2014. On view at the Forbes gallery will be a selection of works from various annual AJDC Design Projects from the very first theme, in 1996 to the most recent, in 2013. Annually, the council asks each of its members to create a design project, interpreting a single concept or theme; the final product is a collection of unique jewelry pieces joined by a solitary concept. Past themes include simple conceptual elements such as “Water”, “Spiral”, “Ice”, and “Flight” imagined into breathtaking masterpieces made of precious metals, gemstones and unexpected materials

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.

Images of an Infinite Film - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through March 02, 2014 - New York

Images of an Infinite Film brings together works that, through structural or material intervention, emulate processes of human memory or thought, function as scores for imagined films, or take form entirely in the mind of the viewer -- suggesting a link between the precarious nature of memory, the fragility of film, and the subjective experience of assigning meaning to things in the world. The exhibition takes as its point of departure avant-garde filmmaker Hollis Frampton's notion of an "infinite film," which theorizes an overarching history of all recorded images and likens the universe to an endless film archive.

Body & Soul: Contemporary International Ceramics - Museum of Arts & Design
Through March 02, 2014 - New York

In recent years, the human figure has returned to center stage in the work of artists around the world. Body & Soul: Contemporary International Ceramics underscores the power of the figure to convey strong emotions, and also to the accessibility of the ceramic medium. Through clay, the figure becomes the catalyst for addressing the emotional impact of contemporary pressures that confront our society today. Each work, inspired by a personal incident or symbolic tale, expresses a deep emotional identity, contrasting societal, political and personal views on themes such as anxiety, mortality, memory and hope. The exhibition will highlight approximately 25 international artists who came to clay as painters, draughtsmen or sculptors. Many are being shown for the first time in the United States. The range and quality of the works will make this exhibition significant, engaging and provocative, and bring this area of creativity into much-deserved focus.

Feathered Walls - Hangings from Ancient Peru - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through March 02, 2014 - New York

An installation comprising 10 impressive feather panels -- probably hangings -- made by the Wari peoples of southern Peru between about 700 and 1000. Made of finely woven cotton cloth and measuring roughly seven by two feet on average, the panels are covered completely with the small iridescent body feathers of the blue and yellow macaw in a bold design of large rectangles. They rank among the most luxurious and unusual works created by textile artists in Peru prior to the Spanish conquest in 1532.

Beauty's Legacy: Gilded Age Portraits in America - New-York Historical Society
Through March 09, 2014 - New York

Beauty's Legacy: Gilded Age Portraits in America examines the remarkable critical and popular resurgence of portraiture in the United States during the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century. The exhibition -- presenting over sixty works of art as well as period photographs and graphic materials, all from the New-York Historical Society -- will investigate the strong cultural and social legacy of the American portrait tradition, with particular emphasis upon the New York sitters so well represented in New-York Historical's rich collection. With the amassing of great fortunes founded on industrial expansion, came the impetus to document the appearance of those who propelled and benefited from burgeoning wealth, thus echoing a cultural pattern reaching back to the colonial era.

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.

Count Your Blessings - Rubin Museum of Art
Through March 24, 2014 - New York

A collection of prayer beads from various Asian cultures, including more than 70 sets of long and short strings of beads with flourishes, counters, attachments, and tassels, will be part of the first such exhibition at the Rubin Museum. The exhibition includes examples from the Buddhist traditions of Tibet, Bhutan, Mongolia, China, Korea, Japan, Thailand, and Burma. Prayer beads reveal highly sophisticated and complex arrangements and structure rooted in symbolic meanings and ritual use.

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.

Hava Nagila: A Song for the People - Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Through April 22, 2014 - 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.

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.

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.

Picturing Science: Museum Scientists and Imaging Technologies - American Museum of Natural History
Through May 31, 2014 - New York

More than 20 sets of large-format images showcase the wide range of research being conducted at the Museum as well as how various optical tools are used in scientific studies.

Tea & Play - Green Meadow Waldorf School
Through June 02, 2014 - Chestnut Ridge

Parents of prospective students can talk to one of the school's early childhood teacher while their child plays nearby in a beautiful classrooms. Mondays through June 2 other than Oct. 14, Nov. 25, Dec. 23, Dec. 30, Jan. 20, Feb. 17, March 17, April 14, and May 26.

Story Time - Green Meadow Waldorf School
Through June 04, 2014 - Chestnut Ridge

Children ages 3-5 are invited to story time at the Waldorf School. Group meets every Wednesday through June 4 other than Nov. 27, Dec. 25, Jan. 1, Feb. 19, and April 16. Registration is required.

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.

Before and After the Horizon: Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes - National Museum of the American Indian
Through June 15, 2014 - New York

Juxtaposing more than one hundred contemporary and modern works with historic, ancestral objects revealing the stories, experiences, and histories of Anishinaabe life in the Great Lakes region, Before and after the Horizon: Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes features works by modern masters such as Norval Morrisseau, George Morrison, Blake Debassige, Daphne Odjig, and others, who, each in their own way, sought visual expression for the spiritual and social dimensions of human relations with the earth.

Saturday Respite - Theresa Academy of Performing Arts
Through June 21, 2014 - Lido Beach

Saturday Respite program runs each Saturday and students have a snack and participate three of the following activities: yoga, dance, drama, drumming, art, cooking, or music. Students range in age and work with a 1-on-1 volunteer to guide and support the student. Students with special needs and typically developing students are welcome. Please RSVP at lindsay@tapany.org.

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.

Design Motifs in Byzantine Art - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through August 03, 2014 - New York

Many of the textiles found in Egypt, the southernmost province of the Byzantine Empire, are woven in linen and wool and decorated with a great variety of motifs. Meant to be worn and to decorate domestic and religious spaces, the works on view in this exhibition feature designs that generally refer to abundance and prosperity. Many of the motifs -- among them birds, beasts, and humans; personifications of the seasons; members of the retinue of the wine god Dionysos; and vine scrolls -- originated in classical and pharaonic art, with Christian crosses added in the Byzantine era. Often called Coptic textiles and once thought to have been exclusively Egyptian, these textiles are now recognized as exemplars of motifs popular throughout the Byzantine world. Similar motifs appear on works in other media, including silver, ivory, ceramics, and mosaics, as the photographs accompanying the exhibition demonstrate. Textiles like these were often recovered from the dress and wrappings of the dead found in Byzantine and early Islamic-period burial grounds in Egypt. The dry environment preserved many textiles, although often in a fragmentary state. Decorative elements were at times cut from the larger plain-weave textiles, as interest focused primarily on the interpretation of motifs. The Museum began to acquire these Egyptian textiles soon after its founding in 1870, but owing to their fragility, many of the works shown in this exhibition have not been displayed for decades.

Nature Encounters - Earthplace
Through August 10, 2014 - Westport

Stop by Earthplace for a program with one of the naturalists. You may meet an animal, take a guided hike or visit the pond. Saturdays year-round.

Story and Animal Program - Earthplace
Through August 10, 2014 - Westport

Children 5 and younger can visit Earthplace every week for story time and an animal encounter. Thursdays and Fridays year-round.

Working Below Decks - Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Through August 15, 2014 - New York

Operating the aircraft carrier Intrepid required the skills of 3,000 men, many of whom worked below decks -- far from the excitement of the Flight Deck. In this pop-up exhibit, the Intrepid Museum will highlight a few of these occupations through original ship's equipment that has never before been on public display. Among the equipment to be showcased is a vintage laundry press, illustrating the demanding task of keeping the crew looking clean and pressed to Navy standards. These authentic pieces of equipment reveal the behind-the-scenes occupations that were essential to the operation of Intrepid.

Book launch: Patchwork Helps a Friend - Powerhouse Arena
Through September 28, 2014 - Dumbo/Brooklyn Heights

Author Gail Greiner and illustrator Jacqueline Schmidt will be here to launch their picture book Patchwork Helps a Friend. Patchwork, a colorfully quilted stuffed bear, sets forth on a quirky journey and enlists the help of his wildly eclectic bunch of buddies including a great blue whale, a mama-loving llama, and a gracious narwhal to help him repair his best pal, a raggedy bear named Fred.

Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt - Brooklyn Museum
Through December 31, 2014 - Brooklyn

An exhibition exploring the roles of cats, lions, and other feline creatures in Egyptian mythology, kingship, and everyday life. From domesticated cats to mythic symbols of divinities, felines played an important role in ancient Egypt imagery for thousands of years. Now, nearly thirty diverse representations of felines from the world-famous Egyptian holdings of the Brooklyn Museum will be on view.

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 reservations@amwny.com.

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.

Mathnasium Open House - Mathnasium of Scarsdale
Through August 17, 2024 - Scarsdale

WARNING! Your Child May Become Crazy About MATH! Let Mathnasium show you how they "make math make sense" during an afternoon of fun, games, hands-on learning, and information, as they introduce Mathnasium to Westchester. Mathnasium Learning Centers increase math skills, understanding of math concepts, and overall school performance, while building confidence and forging a positive attitude toward the subject. Each student follows a personalized learning program with the help of specially trained Mathnasium math tutors who provide instruction - and lots of warm encouragement.

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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