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THIS WEEKEND'S KIDS & FAMILY ACTIVITIES IN FAIRFIELD

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by Directories Editor - Weekly October 9, 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!.

Books for Babies - Wilton Library
October 09, 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.

Baby Massage - Parents R Talking
October 09, 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 [email protected] or call 516-607-1153.

Worms In The House - Steinway Library
October 09, 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.

Make your Own Sundae - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
October 09, 2013 - Garnerville

Students in grades 1-6 are invited to create their own sundae with ice cream and toppings. Registration is required.

Learn To Grow - Steinway Library
October 09, 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.

Family Storytime & Craft - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
October 09, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-6 and their parent or caregivers are invited to the library for stories, crafts, songs, finger plays, and more. Registration is required.

Richard Bonynge Master Class - Peter Jay Sharp Theater
October 09, 2013 - New York

Acclaimed Australian conductor and pianist Richard Bonynge leads singers from Juilliard's Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts in his and the Solti Accademia's first-ever New York City public master class, celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Georg Solti Accademia, an Italian-based organization dedicated to educating highly talented singers in the art of Italian opera and song. FREE tickets available 9/25

Sara Bareilles - Radio City Music Hall
October 09, 2013 - New York

Discussion: Barack Obama and Franklin Delano Roosevelt - New-York Historical Society
October 09, 2013 - New York

A panel discussion on the strengths and weaknesses of the presidential terms of Barack Obama and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, with authors Jodi Kantor, Jonathan Alter and Kati Marton (moderator).

Book Babies @ The Field - The Field Library
October 09, 2013 - Peekskill

An interactive program for the littlest library lovers (babies to age 3) and their caregivers. Stories, songs, fingerplays, and play time. No sign-up required.

Music and Movement - Long Island Children's Museum
October 09, 2013 - Garden City

Clapping, singing, playing. Fun, fun, fun. Musical instruments and sing-along songs get the youngest children?s bodies moving. A great opportunity for kids to get acquainted with musical sounds.

Wonderful Ones and Twos - Wilton Library
October 09, 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.

Made with Love - Floral Park Public Library
October 09, 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.)

Joanna Gleason - 54 Below
October 09, 2013 - New York

54 Below is delighted to welcome Tony Award winner Joanna Gleason as she makes her NYC cabaret debut! Accompanied by Well Strung, the dazzling modern-day string quartet, her fantasy and real lives intersect underscored by tunes ranging from Billy Joel to Dave Frishberg to Johnny Mathis, with maybe even a little walk through the woods. Revered by Broadway audiences for her unforgettable (& award-winning) portrayal of The Baker's Wife in the original company of Into the Woods, New York has also embraced Joanna in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Nick and Nora and Sons of The Prophet among others, racking up all of the major theatre awards along the way. This is to say nothing of her film and TV work, which includes Boogie Nights, Crimes & Misdemeanors, The Wedding Planner, the upcoming Last Vegas and a whole host of other projects. It's the cabaret event of the fall when this eloquent, witty and thoroughly delightful star graces our stage. Be there! Also Oct. 16 & 23.

Farmers Market - Christopher Morley Park
October 09, 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.

Bereavement Support Group - Chai Center in Dix Hills
October 09, 2013 - Dix Hills

COPE, a grief and healing organization dedicated to supporting parents and families living with the loss of a child, holds monthly support group meetings on the second Wednesday of every month for bereaved parents. Parents and siblings new to COPE must speak to COPE�s Clinical Director Laraine Gordon prior to their first meeting 631-259-2018.

Arts and Crafts - Brooklyn Public Library, Sheepshead Bay branch
October 09, 2013 - Sheepshead Bay

Kids create their own, unique crafts.

Book Adventures - Brooklyn Public Library, Carroll Gardens branch
October 09, 2013 - Carroll Gardens

Kids enjoy hearing a read aloud and doing a story inspired activity afterward.

Board Games - Brooklyn Public Library, Cortelyou branch
October 09, 2013 - Ditmas Park

Kids and tweens play board games.

Toddler Time-Rosedale - Rosedale Library
October 09, 2013 - Rosedale

This is a fun reading program for toddlers ages 18 months to 3 years and their caregivers. Preschoolers are also welcome.

Grand Adventures in the Zoo - Queens Zoo
October 09, 2013 - Flushing

Grandparents can bring their grandchildren, ages 4 and older to the zoo for a grand tour and an afternoon of activities in the Discovery Center. Enjoy live animal encounters, and craft making. Together they can share an appreciation for wildlife and our natural world. Pre-registration is required.

Breastfeeding - Nyack Hospital
October 09, 2013 - Nyack

This class prepares mom (and dad) for the first few days and weeks of breastfeeding. Topics include the benefits of breastfeeding, positioning, establishing a good milk supply, common problems, and returning to work. Registration is required.

Birding and Nature Club - Bergen County Zoo
October 09, 2013 - Paramus

Beginning bird watchers and nature lovers of all ages are invited to meet at the Zoo entrance for a guided walk either on zoo paths or through Van Saun Park to learn about local ecology including birds, reptiles, mammals, and plants, as well as the conservation issues faced in this area. Walking shoes and binoculars are encouraged. Group meets the second Wednesday of each month through June.

Mother Nature's Storytime (Formerly Critters, Crafts and Kids) - Greenburgh Nature Center
October 09, 2013 - Scarsdale

Enjoy crisp fall 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.)

Community Connections - Long Island Children's Museum
October 09, 2013 - Garden City

Every day people in the community are helping to make our lives easier. Join in each week and explore the lives and daily routines of a different community helper. Children will build on their vocabulary as they are introduced to job-specific words through songs and activities. Each class will include a hands-on, themed activity to reinforce information shared during class. For children 3-5 years.

Evening Program for Adults & High School Students: Election 2013: Make Your Vote Count for the Environment - Greenburgh Nature Center
October 09, 2013 - Scarsdale

Local candidates for political office are invited to describe their positions on key environmental issues, and answer questions from the audience. At press time, who will be invited is not yet known, so please visit newyork.sierraclub.org/lhg for more information as the date of this event gets closer. Program presented in partnership with the Sierra Club Lower Hudson Group; designed for adults and high school students. FREE and handicapped accessible.

Baton Twirling Lesson - Willow Grove Elementary School
October 09, 2013 - thiells

New Horizons Twirlers invites kids - and their parents- to try something new. Twirling can provides participants with self-confidence, coordination, and team work skills. Learn more about the group and the sport as well as community and competition teams in our area. Fore more information, contact [email protected]

Eugene Onegin - Metropolitan Opera
October 09, 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.

Pajamarama: "Night Owls" - White Plains Public Library
October 09, 2013 - White Plains

Children ages 2-5 can wear their pajamas and bring a stuffed animal friend for stories, songs, activities, and a bedtime snack. Tickets distributed 30 minutes in advance.

Amateur Night - Top Dog - Apollo Theater
October 09, 2013 - New York

Winners from the past three months of shows square-off at the Top Dog competition. Which of tonight's contestants will move one step closer to the winning title of Super Top Dog and the cash prize of $10,000 on November 27?

Wednesdays in Teardrop Park - Teardrop Park
October 09, 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.

Rodriguez - Barclays Center
October 09, 2013 - Brooklyn

Resurgent troubadour Rodriguez -- the subject of the Academy Award-winning documentary, Searching for Sugar Man -- performs.

Decoupage Bracelets for Teens - Pomonok Library
October 09, 2013 - Flushing

Calling all creative teens. Don't miss this opportunity to design, and create beautiful, and unique Art Deco-styled bracelets using decoupage techniques. Materials will be provided.

Zoo Tots - Beardsley Zoo
October 09, 2013 - Bridgeport

This 45-minute program, for children 22 months to four years who are accompanied by an adult, includes stories, games, crafts, and a live animal presentation. This session is titles Not So Scary, just in time for Halloween. Pre-register by calling the Zoo's Education Department at 203-394-6563.

CHESS CLUB - Westport Library
October 09, 2013 - Westport

Know the names of the pieces, the direction in which they move, and how to set up the board. Grades K-12. All levels welcome.

Lego® Club - Wilton Library
October 09, 2013 - Wilton

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

Shades of Blue CD Release Celebration - Metropolitan Room
October 09, 2013 - New York

This fall, Harold Sanditen returns to New York’s Metropolitan Room on October 9th at 7pm to celebrate the release of his CD “Shades of Blue.” The recording is a smooth mesh of jazz-cabaret, filled with diverse material that allowed Sanditen to explore his fascination with the word “blue” – from music and sound to color… and naughty to nice. Tunes like Irving Berlin’s “Blue Skies” are comfortable on the disc with companions like Stevie Nicks “Landlside,” Jobim’s “No More Blues,” and “The Waters of March” as well a ditty titled “Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives to Me.” Sanditen is a charmer, a UK based, Oklahoma born, former international theatrical producer who was himself smitten with the performing bug just a few short years ago. He'll be backed by a sophisticated ensemble. Tickets: $20 plus 2 drink minimum. Snacks available, full bar, no dinner service. For information and advance purchase, call: 212.206.0440 or visit: http://metropolitanroom.com/index.cfm.

PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT SERIES 2013--Portfolio Advice - Heckscher Museum of Art
October 09, 2013 - Huntington

This series is designed to help high school art students develop their portfolios for college admissions. Students may attend one or more sessions. An admissions counselor from the School of Visual Arts will discuss how to develop a strong portfolio for the college admissions process. Registration not required.

Creating Extraordinary Mind & Body Wellness - The Family Wellness Center
October 09, 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.

Executive Function Skills - Hampton Inn
October 09, 2013 - Jericho

Executive Functions are the set of neurologically based skills responsible for Mental Control and Self-Regulation needed for academic performance, social skills, and life skills. They govern the HOW you do what you DECIDE to do. This presentation will briefly explain what Executive Function skills are and will include tips, tools, and strategies parents can use to promote optimal success in all aspects of life. Followed by Q & A with ADHD Parent Coach Cindy Goldrich

Executive Function Skills - Hampton Inn
October 09, 2013 - Jericho

Executive Functions are the set of neurologically based skills responsible for Mental Control and Self-Regulation needed for academic performance, social skills, and life skills. They govern the HOW you do what you DECIDE to do. This presentation will briefly explain what Executive Function skills are and will include tips, tools, and strategies parents can use to promote optimal success in all aspects of life. Followed by Q & A with ADHD Parent Coach Cindy Goldrich

Whisky Jewbilee Fundraiser for Support Connection at Grand Prix New York - Grand Prix New York
October 09, 2013 - Mount Kisco

Popular Manhattan Whisky-Tasting Event for Jewish Whisky Aficionados will raise money for Support Connection. After years of success across the nation, a popular whisky-tasting event is coming to Westchester. Organized by Jewish Whisky Company, the Whisky Jewbilee will feature more than 45 major whisky brands, representing more than 200 different whiskies. The event will be held on October 9 at Grand Prix New York. A portion of the proceeds will go toward Support Connection - a Yorktown Heights-based not-for-profit organization that provides free, confidential services to people affected by breast and ovarian cancer. To learn more, visit supportconnection.org or call 914-962-6402. For the suburban whisky fan, this is the event of the year – but there's a twist. Whisky Jewbilee is designed specifically for Jewish whisky enthusiasts. Glatt Kosher cuisine will be provided by Ari White, Executive Chef, Gemstone Caterers, Pitboss, Wandering Que. There will be games and racing at Grand Prix NY from 5-7pm. The grand tasting and dinner begins at 7pm and ends at 10pm. Tickets are $110, and can be purchased at whiskyjewbilee.com. There is a maximum capacity of 600 people for this event, so participants are encouraged to buy tickets early to guarantee entry. Grand Prix New York is located at 333 N. Bedford Road in Mount Kisco, New York. For more information about GPNY, please call 914-358-3600 or visit gpny.com. For more information on the event, email [email protected], call 866-883-7528, or visit whiskyjewbilee.com.

Mural Wall Painting - Children's Museum of Manhattan
October 09, 2013 - Upper West Side

Kids can mix paint on the mural wall and discover scientific skills including color mixing and cause and effect.

THALIA KIDS' BOOK CLUB: RICK RIORDAN HEROES OF OLYMPUS - Symphony Space
October 09, 2013 - Upper West Side

The author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series returns to discuss his latest book, "The House of Hades," the fourth installment in the Heroes of Olympus series. There will be no public signing line, but autographed books will be sold at the event. Ages 10 and older.

Mary Alouette - Pianos
October 09, 2013 - New York

Following up on her incredibly successful release show at Strathmore in D.C. and Cameo in July, award-winning, gypsy jazz electronica vocalist Mary Alouette returns to NYC to play Pianos. Alouette's performances "draw you in with their soft, hypnotic qualities, turning each song into a dialogue between her and the audience.” (Brooklyn Exposed).

New York's Next Urban Agenda: What's the Future for Real Estate, Development and Construction in New York City - The William and Anita Newman Conference Center
October 09, 2013 - New York

On Oct. 9th, New York's top leaders and industry experts will gather to explore directions the new Mayor should consider as New York moves forward into a new Mayoral Administration in January. Keynote speakers include William C. Rudin, Vice Chairman and CEO of Rudin Management Co, Inc. and Seth Pinsky, Executive Vice President and Investment Manager of RXR Realty Metropolitan Emerging Market Strategy (also former NYCEDC President). Other speakers are: Richard T. Anderson, President of the New York Building Congress; Suri Kasirer, President of Kasirer Consulting; Eugene Kohn, Chairman of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates; William A. Marino, President of Star America & Chairman of The Association for the Improvement of American Infrastructure; Jack S. Nyman, Executive Director of The Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute; R. Donahue Peebles, Entrepreneur, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Peebles Corporation; Ray Quartararo, Vice Chairman & International Director of Jones Lang Lasalle’s Project and Development Services Group; Frank Sciame, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of F.J. Sciame Construction; Marryl H. Tisch, Chancellor of New York State Board of Regents; Robert Yaro, Chairman & Founder of Regional Plan Association; Michael S. Zetlin, Senior Partner of Zetlin & De Chiara LLP. The session will facilitate a lively conversation highlighting diverse perspectives that will help shape new directions and initiatives for the real estate and construction industry. Event speakers and participants will examine several major topics that will impact New York's development agenda and put their recommendations on the record. Attendees will have an opportunity to gain a better understanding of the major challenges the new administration must consider as the City continues to build. Reservations, which are required, can be made at http://www.nexturbanagenda.com/register/

RIOULT Dance NY & Manhattan School of Music present BACH DANCES - Manhattan School of Music
October 09, 2013 - New York

RIOULT Dance NY, a leading American modern dance company with a classic sensibility, along with the Manhattan School of Music (MSM) will present a one-night-only performance of its Bach Dances on October 9, 2013 at 7:30pm at the Manhattan School of music’s stunning John C. Borden Auditorium. The school is located on the northwest corner of Broadway at 122nd Street, NYC. Tickets are $12 adults, $7 students/seniors and can be purchased in person at the MSM Box Office (M-F, 10am - 5pm), online: http://www.msmnyc.edu/Concertgoer/Event-Highlights#oct or by calling 917-493- 4428. The Bach Dances includes three RIOULT Dance NY works set to the music of J.S. Bach - Views of the Fleeting World (2008) set to "The Art of Fugue," City (2010) set to "Sonata for Violin and Piano #6 in G major," and Celestial Tides (2011) set to "Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B-flat major." The critically-acclaimed program has toured throughout the United States and France with recorded music, however, the October 9, 2013 performance will mark the New York City premiere of Pascal Rioult's Bach Dances performed to live music in its entirety.

Harold Sanditen Sings 'Shades of Blue' - Metropolitan Room
October 09, 2013 - New York

London-based, Oklahoma-born bon vivant, Harold Sanditen, has been a Wall Street denizen, a successful international theater producer and a music reviewer. But the singing bug bit him just a few short years ago, and he has been working it on both sides of the Atlantic in a series of critically acclaimed shows. Recently, he recorded his second album, "Shades of Blue" (LML), live at The Pheasantry in london, and he returns to the Metropolitan Room in October to celebrate its release! “Shades of Blue” is a smooth mesh of jazz-cabaret, filled with diverse material that allowed Sanditen to explore his fascination with the word “blue” – from music and sound to color… and naughty to nice. Tunes like Irving Berlin’s “Blue Skies” are comfortable on the disc with companions like Stevie Nicks “Landlside,” Jobim’s “No More Blues,” and “The Waters of March” as well a ditty titled “Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives to Me.”

Johanna Warren 'Fates' Record Release Party - The Bowery Electric
October 09, 2013 - New York

Warren, who is currently on tour with Iron & Wine, describes Fates, as "barebones and intimate yet lush and spacious; entirely acoustic yet ambient and spooky." Her album release party with friend and fellow musician Andrea Tomasi will surely not disappoint and will leave you wanting more.

Zoo Tots - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
Through October 09, 2013 - Bridgeport

This monthly 45-minute program for children 22 months to four years old, who are accompanied by an adult, may include stories, activities, crafts, and live animals. This session is entitled "Not So Scary." Pre-registration is required by calling 203-394-6563. The cost is $10 for Zoo members and one child, and $15 for non-members and one child.

Tuberculosis: Then and Now - Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
October 09, 2013 - New York

Until the early 1900s tuberculosis, or consumption, was the leading cause of death in New York City. Cathey Falvo, MD, MPH, will discuss why it was so deadly then and why the risk of a major recurrence in the U.S. still exists today, despite our knowledge of the nature of the disease. This is the second in the Museum’s public health lecture series.

Comedy Mashup! Hosted by Luis J. Gomez, & Adrienne Iapalucci with Joe Machi, Sam Morrill, Pete Davidson, Paul Virzi, Joe List, Mark Normand and more! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
October 09, 2013 - New York

Two comedians, two very different styles, on one stage...at the same time. This is Comedy Mashup!

Official Oktoberfest Keg Tapping - Reichenbach Hall
October 09, 2013 - New York

Grammy nominated trumpeter/accordionist Alex Meixner performs "polka rock n' roll" as the spot known as "Munich in Manhattan" hosts the official keg tapping of the Oktoberfest ceremonial keg.

Studio School Tour - The Studio School
October 09, 2013 - Upper West Side

The Studio School is focused of creating an atmosphere where children can receive an innovative education for tomorrow's world. Parents are invited to attend a tour and the open house before applying. Registration is required for tours. The open house will be held on Nov. 6 from 6-8pm.

Mommy and Me: Music and Movement Launch Party - Preschool of the Arts
October 09, 2013 - East Village

Come enjoy a morning of moving and making music together in our state-of-the-art children's gym for moms or nannies with babies and toddlers. This launch party is free for all participants, with the option of signing up for six continuing classes from Oct. 16-Nov.20. This special event is presented by NYC Preschool of the Arts, a premier preschool with locations in Chelsea, Flatiron, Cooper Square, and opening a new location in Gramercy Park this winter. Ages 8 months to 3 years 9:15-10AM For more information, or to sign up please email [email protected], or call 212-533-1822.

Mandarin Fun Together by Joy Learning Club - Free Trial Class - Joy Learning Club @ Simple Studios
October 09, 2013 - New York City

Mandarin Fun Together by Joy Learning Club makes learning Mandarin fun for you and your little one together. Their learning and teaching techniques focus on full Mandarin immersion through a variety of programs including one outdoor trip accompanied by the caregivers, interactive dramas, experiential and sensory pretend plays and acting, and weekly theme songs and karaoke fun to practice Mandarin RSVP by sending an email to [email protected] with:
1) Your full name & mobile phone number

2) Your child's age & name.
After RSVP, please bring: a toothbrush and wash towels for you child (and yourself if possible).

The Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester: Tastes of Northern Westchester - Mount Kisco Country Club
October 10, 2013 - Mount Kisco

The Mount Kisco Rotary Club will sponsor Tastes of Northern Westchester on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at the Mount Kisco Country Club. All proceeds generated from the event will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester and other Mount Kisco Rotary philanthropic programs. The event honors the Boys & Girls Club on its 75th Anniversary with a silent auction as well as some of the finest wine and cuisine of Northern Westchester. The Club is currently accepting sponsors, journal ads, and donations for the silent auction. Tickets are available for $125 each, or two tickets for $200. For further information, please contact Lisa Keogh at 914-666-8069 x112 or via email at [email protected]

Malala and Christiane Amanpour - 92nd Street Y
October 10, 2013 - New York

Malala Yousafzai, international advocate for education, has a rare kind of courage. As an 11-year-old girl growing up in the Swat Valley in Pakistan she began blogging about her determination to go to school and the right of other children to do so, despite the Taliban's violent opposition to girls' education. At 15 she was shot in the face at point-blank range because she had the temerity to stand up to the Taliban. That hasn't stopped her. She is now the author of a memoir, I Am Malala, where she tells her remarkable story, the story of millions of children around the world who are denied an education and her plans for the future, including her work with the Malala Fund. How many of us could do what she's done? Find out what this 16-year-old girl and her father, Ziauddin, a former school principal and international educational advocate, can teach us all as they are interviewed by Christiane Amanpour, the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning CNN correspondent.

Yoga in the Gardens - Old Westbury Gardens
October 10, 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.

Shelley Burch - 54 Below
October 10, 2013 - New York

Shelly Burch returns to New York (with the David Shenton Trio) in her brand-new one woman entertainment, featuring songs from a range of the Great White Way's most beloved composers. Frank Rich, upon seeing her performance on the opening night of Broadway's Nine, described her as "a Modigliani goddess with a strong voice and an almost unearthly presence." She's also been called "Gracious, giving, tall, gorgeous – with a wide range filled with emotional honesty." Don't miss this beloved star of stage (Annie, Nine, Show Boat) and small screen (One Life to Live) when she makes her first NYC cabaret appearance in many a year.

Robert Hunter - The Town Hall
October 10, 2013 - New York

Robert Hunter, the legendary lyricist of the Grateful Dead, returns to the public stage for a rare concert tour. Hunter's lyrics are part of the American musical DNA with credits that include "Uncle John's Band," "Casey Jones," "Friend of the Devil," "Sugar Magnolia," "St. Stephen," "Dark Star," and their most familiar lyric, "What a long, strange trip it's been," in the song "Truckin.'" Hunter presents his own unique slant on songs that have become rock & roll classics.

Learning about LinkedIn-Part 1 - Floral Park Public Library
October 10, 2013 - Floral Park

Now is your opportunity to learn about this professional business networking, job search and career support juggernaut-and what it can do for you. In this 75-minute session, the first of two, ellen o'brien will show you the 10 basic rules for getting and staying LinkedIn and more. Participants are encouraged to bring tablets, iPads, laptops, pen and paper to take notes. Registration is online or at the Reference Desk.

Teen Thursdays - Yonkers Public Library - Riverfront
October 10, 2013 - Yonkers

Tweens and teens are invited to hang out, create arts and crafts, make buttons, decorate cupcakes, play board games, take quizzes, enter a monthly teen raffle, win small prizes at BINGO. Open to tweens and teens, ages 12-19. Young Adult Room.

Matthew Good - Highline Ballroom
October 10, 2013 - New York

The Vancouver, Canada, group called the MGB, or the Matthew Good Band, formed in 1995 and quickly began stirring things up in the Canadian world of music. By 2000, they were further set to do a little stirring in the United States. The band walked away with a number of awards and nominations over the years, such as Best Male Vocalist, Best Live Performance, Artists of the Year, Best Group, Best Album, Best Video, Best Single, and more. The group's list of hits is growing just as fast. Members of the MGB are frontman Matthew Good as vocalist and guitarist, Dave Genn on keyboards and guitar, Ian Browne as drummer and percussionist, and Rich Priske as bassist.

Lessons from Lois - 54 Below
October 10, 2013 - New York

Enjoy a delightful musical evening of intimate and irreverent “Lessons from Lois.” In her all-new cabaret act directed by Mark Waldrop (Bea Arthur on Broadway), with musical direction by John Oddo (Cheek to Cheek: Cook and Feinstein), Ms. Robbins passes along some hard won – and often hilarious -- wisdom through personal stories and a wildly eclectic set of songs by Stephen Sondheim, Sammy Cahn, Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, Dave Frishberg, David Friedman, Amanda McBroom, and many more. A native New Yorker, Lois Robbins is no stranger to the stage. She starred in two world premiere musical comedies: My History of Marriage by Academy Award and two-time Grammy winner David Shire and Lee and Samuel Kalcheim and A Time for Love by Shire and Richard Maltby, Jr. She also garnered critical acclaim starring as Stephanie Dickinson in Cactus Flower, produced by Daryl Roth. Ms. Robbins has graced the small screen with roles on daytime television including One Life to Live, Loving, Ryan’s Hope and All My Children. Her film work includes Town and Country, The Screamaker, Hudson River Blues and Motherhood. Ms. Robbins will next be seen in the lead role in the upcoming film Blowtorch alongside Billy Baldwin, Kathy Najimy and Armand Assante. Join Lois Robbins for an evening of laughter, witty banter and great song – a wry and insightful take on one woman’s life.

Nature Strollers - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center
October 10, 2013 - Cornwall

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

Heroes of Olympus Party - Finkelstein Memorial Library
October 10, 2013 - Spring Valley

Aspiring Olympians are invited to celebrate the release of House of Hades, Book 3 in Rick Riordan's popular Heroes of Olympus series. This special event included games, ambrosia, and a trivia contest. Registration is required.

Stories in Spanish & English - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
October 10, 2013 - Garnerville

Children are invited to hear stories in both English and Spanish, along with fun songs, finger plays, and more. Registration is required.

The Dance Romance - Raye Playhouse
October 10, 2013 - New York

In ‘The Dance Romance’ acclaimed dance professionals will perform together with their students interpreting the most romantic songs debuting in passionate routines of partner ballroom dancing, Argentine Tango, Salsa and Hustle in group numbers as well as individual couples.

Story Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Bedford branch
October 10, 2013 - Crown Heights

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

Teen Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Crown Heights branch
October 10, 2013 - Crown Heights

Teens enjoy music, games, socializing, and more.

Cross Stitch Circle - New-York Historical Society
October 10, 2013 - New York

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

Teen Movie Night: Ironman 3 - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
October 10, 2013 - Garnerville

Teens are invited to the library for some popcorn and a showing of the latest Ironman DVD release.

Family Storytime - Bay Terrace Library
October 10, 2013 - Bayside

Preschoolers and toddlers ages 18 months to 4 years enjoy fingerplays, music, rhymes and stories with their parents or other adult caregivers.

What Makes a Mammal a Mammal? - Astoria Library
October 10, 2013 - Long Island City

Children age 6 and up can join Animal Educator Eric Roberts and discover the qualities that distinguish mammals from other animals by examining fur, tracks, skulls and even live therapy dogs.

Teen Zone - Queens Village Library
October 10, 2013 - Queens Village

Teens can use a laptop, work on school projects and homework, or just hang out after school and make new friends.

K-2 Club - A Story From Italy - White Plains Public Library
October 10, 2013 - White Plains

Afterschool storytime for grades K-2 with a craft and cookie snack. Tickets distributed 30 minutes in advance. Location: Story Trove.

Chess for Children - Brooklyn Public Library, Crown Heights branch
October 10, 2013 - Crown Heights

Kids learn, play, and practice chess with help from an instructor.

Yoga for Children with Special Needs (5-10 yr olds) - Calliope Fitness & Arts
October 10, 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.

Open Mic - Page One Restaurant
October 10, 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.

Mint Condition - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
October 10, 2013 - New York

Once upon a time there were great funk and R&B bands like Earth, Wind & Fire, The Meters, War, Kool & The Gang, Slave, and numerous others who constantly broke down musical barriers. The musicality of these units was superior - they could rock or funk out as easily as they could move the crowd with a soulful tenor ballad. In the '90s, a dynamic young new band emerged to continue this tradition: Mint Condition, now the greatest self-contained R&B band of our time. Mint Condition does it all - delivering hard-bitten funk with a hip-hop edge, rocking out with screaming lead guitar, and crooning lush, "baby-making" soul ballads. The much sought-after band, which last year marked its 20th anniversary, has amassed a string of hits and performs hundreds of live shows each year. The members of Mint Condition all grew up in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. The band's first single "Are You Free" generated some buzz, but it wasn't until Washington D.C.'s WHUR-FM broke the follow-up ballad, 1991's "Breakin' My Heart (Pretty Brown Eyes)," that the band experienced its first runaway smash. "Breakin'" peaked at No. 3 on Billboard's R&B chart and No. 6 in Pop's Top 10, remaining on the charts for 34 weeks. After that, two other stellar albums - From the Mint Factory (1993) and Definition of a Band (1996) - and a chain of hit singles followed, including "Forever in Your Eyes," "U Send Me Swingin'," "Someone to Love," So Fine," "You Don't Have to Hurt No More" and "What Kind of Man Would I Be." Even when the Perspective label folded and the band moved to Elektra, its fourth CD, Life's Aquarium (1999), spawned the Billboard R&B Top 5 hit, "If You Love Me." The band released its fifth CD, Livin' the Luxury Brown, under its own Cagedbird Regords imprint in 2005. The album debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Independent Albums chart. The band's follow-up release, E-Life (2008), garnered critical acclaim as well, featuring the hit "Nothing Left to Say." In 2011, Mint Condition marked the 20th anniversary of its first chart hit with 7..., the group's seventh studio album released in April on Shanachie Entertainment/Caged Bird. The album sounds unlike anything else in the R&B world - or any other world - today, once again demonstrating that Mint Condition is one of those rare groups on the scene with its own unique sound. Boasting tracks like "Unsung," "Not My Daddy," "Walk On," and the hit single "Caught My Eye," the disc has already ascended to classic status - a fitting commemoration of two decades of music from this game-changing outfit.

Rodriguez - Radio City Music Hall
October 10, 2013 - New York

Thursday Morning Storytime: The Toe Show - Barnes & Noble City Center
October 10, 2013 - White Plains

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

Art + Games - Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
October 10, 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.

Arkadi Zaides and Quatuor Leonis - A response to Dig Deep - New York Live Arts
October 10, 2013 - New York

A response to Dig Deep is Arcadi Zaldes' dance interpretation of Julia Wolfe's composition, Dig Deep. Distinguished by an intense physicality and a relentless power that pushes performers to extremes and demands attention from the audience, Zaides explores a somatic response to his personal experience of immigration, homelessness and a relentless desire to bridge different communities in Israel. The performance will be preceded by a series of short talks on body and music featuring writer and filmmaker Elena Mannes, artist DJ Spooky and music philosopher Peter Szendy.

Carolyn Sampson - Carnegie Hall
October 10, 2013 - New York

British soprano Carolyn Sampson gives a recital of works by Purcell, joined by viola da gamba player Beiliang Zhu, lutist Paul O'Dette, and harpsichordist Kenneth Weiss.

I'm Not a Bully' Banner Night - Pump It Up Norwalk
October 10, 2013 - Norwalk

Celebrate anti-bullying week by signing and decorating a huge "I'm Not a Bully" banner to go on Facebook.

MouseMuse Productions presents Storytelling on the Green - Fairfield Museum and History Center
October 10, 2013 - Fairfield

Enjoy a spellbinding evening featuring true ten-minute tales told by local storytellers. Ticket price includes complimentary wine and light snacks.

The 3rd Annual 'One Voice' Conference - The Courtyard by Marriott
October 10, 2013 - Cromwell

This conference, for parents raising a child with special needs, features Jill Edelman, author and parent of a child with special needs who will share her family's journey of parenting one day at a time. Cathy Ludlum, self advocate, will discuss the role parents expectations play in their child's future. This event is sponsored by the Connecticut Family Support Network (CTFSN). Call or go online to pre-register.

Toddler Time - Windsor Park Library
October 10, 2013 - Bayside

Young children ages 2-4, enjoy a morning of stories, songs and coloring. Preregistration is required.

Things That Go Bump In The Night - Queens Village
October 10, 2013 - Queens Village

Storyteller Linda H. Humes offers thrills and chills to children age 6 and up with ghost tales from around the world.

Unacceptable Levels' – About the Chemical Soup We Live In - Audubon Greenwich
October 10, 2013 - Greenwich

Over 80,000 chemicals flow through our system of commerce, and many are going straight into our bodies. Unacceptable Levels examines the results of the chemical revolution of the 1940s through the eyes of filmmaker Ed Brown, a father seeking to understand the world in which he and his wife are raising their children. Film at 7:00 pm. RSVPs are appreciated to [email protected] or by voicemail 203-869-5272 x239.

PREPARE A MEAL FOR OPERATION HOPE'S - COMMUNITY KITCHEN IN FAIRFIELD - Operation Hope
Through October 10, 2013 - Fairfield,

Educate your child on the importance of helping their neighbors. Drop by Operation Hope after school or in between activities and pick up a sample recipe and directions for your child and family to make at home. Stop in, meet Donna Schmidt, the Volunteer Program Manager, and pick up a recipe and schedule a time to drop your meal back off at Operation Hope. Contact Donna Schmidt at [email protected] or 203-292-5588.

Empower Gala to benefit Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic - Beach Point Club
October 10, 2013 - Mamaroneckq

Help celebrate PPHP's 80th anniversary at the Empower Gala to benefit Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic, featuring keynote speaker Anna Quindlen, and honoring Ruth and Sid Lapidus of Harrison and their family. Bestselling author, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, and social critic, Anna Quindlen will share her perspective on women's issues. There will be a Condom Raffle and Service Auction. Reservations required. Please RSVP by Oct.10 online at pphp.org, to [email protected], or by calling 914-467-7342.

LEARN TO DRAW ART CLASS: Ages 6-10 - Methodist Church
October 10, 2013 - Amityville

Step-by-step, your child can learn to draw animals, landscapes, people and masterworks while they experiment with chalk and oil pastels, watercolors and markers. Bring$3 supply fee to cover materials.

WEE Studio - Children's Museum of the Arts
October 10, 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.

The US Premiere of Unfolding Secrets: A Symphony of the Heart featuring Kristin Hoffmann - Renee Weiler Concert Hall
October 10, 2013 - New York

Ethereal renaissance pop multi-instrumentalist and “talented young singer” (The Village Voice) Kristin Hoffmann will be performing with renowned Italian composer Marco Missinato in the U.S. debut of their symphonic collaboration, Unfolding Secrets: A Symphony of the Heart, 10/10 at 7:30 PM at Greenwich House Music School – Renee Weiler Concert Hall. The date marks both Kristin & Marco's birthdays, and Kristin will also be performing several original compositions, including some from her latest release, The Human Compass.

Turn Left at the End of the World - Plainview/Old Bethpage Library
October 10, 2013 - Plainview

A charming and sexy comic drama features two Jewish immigrant families, one Indian, the other Moroccan, who become unlikely neighbors in the Israeli desert. As the adults wage cultural warfare, their teenage daughters are caught up in the 1960's sexual revolution. This movie will explore the diversity of Israeli immigrants, as is followed by a facilitated discussion.

Cortelyou at Twilight - Cortelyou Road
October 10, 2013 - Ditmas Park

Walk Cortelyou Road and its Victorian Flatbush surroundings and taste delectable food and drink samplings from nine local restaurants. Shop for extraordinary sales and enjoy special access to the Cortelyou Library and Fire House. All tickets include six food tastes and three drink tastes (Must be 21 years or older for drink tastes).

Rich Vos, Mark Nomand, Dante Nero, Giulia Rozzi, and more! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
October 10, 2013 - New York

AIF Seventh Annual Your Voice for the Cause Event - Babylon Soho
October 10, 2013 - New York City

Join us on Thursday, October 10th for our Seventh Annual "Your Voice for the Cause” fall mixer at Babylon Soho from 7PM – 11PM. At this signature event, you will have an opportunity to vote alongside our New York Young Professionals Chapter and select our philanthropic initiative to support this year, while meeting 300 like-minded and engaging young professionals. Purchase your ticket now at http://aifnyypyourvoice.eventbrite.com/ We expect this event to sell out! If you cannot attend, you may also donate. Pricing: Early Bird (until October 1st): $30 Regular Admission (October 2nd – October 9th): $40 At the Door (If available on October 10th): $50

Start the Car: Getting Lost - Galapagos Arts Center
October 10, 2013 - Brooklyn

Start the Car Multimedia Storytelling Series presents Getting Lost on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at Galapagos Art Space, 16 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY. Tickets are $8 in advance ($12 at the door) and can be purchased at ticketweb.com. Doors open at 7pm, and stories will begin at 8pm. This event is 21 and over; seasonal drink specials will be available for purchase. Getting Lost features storytelling from Zefrey Throwell (Whitney, MoMa), Hollis Witherspoon (Comedy Central, The PIT, WBAI), Elena Megalos (The Moth), Jenny Zhang (LMCC, Rookie Mag), Chris Stackhouse (Poet, Art in America), Benaifer Bhadha (Narativ), and Nathaniel Sullivan (Flux Factory, This Red Door).

Dress the Table with Alessi and Chilewich - Alessi Soho
October 10, 2013 - New York

Alessi and Chilewich are joining forces for the first time to bring inspiration to your holiday table with a live demonstration by Sandy Chilewich! We would like to invite you to join the Chilewich founder, as she shows how to create diverse and exciting table settings for all of your upcoming special occasions. In addition to the demonstration, there will be a chance to enter for prizes that will help to create the perfect setting for own home! RSVP REQUIRED: [email protected]

October NikosKids Concerts - The Moxie Spot
October 10, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Nikolai Moderbacher's NikosKids is not only getting ready to release their 3rd family music album at the end of November, but also putting on weekly concerts this month! Every Thursday at The Moxie Spot, 4pm!!

Illamasqua Creative Director Alex Box Re-Creates Her Most Iconic Looks At Bloomingdale's 59th Street - Bloomingdale's
October 10, 2013 - New York

Illamasqua invites you to join Creative Director Alex Box in celebrating the launch of the cult British makeup brand at Bloomingdale’s 59th Street, hosted by Brand Founder Julian Kynaston. Take part in this rare opportunity and watch Alex Box live at work, recreating some of the most definitive looks from the brand’s history. Experience firsthand how Alex’s work brings to life the fantasy and creativity inherent in everyone, inspiring them to explore and express their alter ego with Illamasqua.

TJ & Dave with Ike Reilly - The Town Hall
October 11, 2013 - New York

Two of the most original theatre artists in America, the long-form improvisers TJ & Dave, will be presented at The Town Hall, for the first time. The unique theatrical event will also incorporate the talents of special musical guest Ike Reilly, the Chicago-based songwriter and solo performer.

Jeffrey Milarsky Conducts AXIOM - Peter Jay Sharp Theater
October 11, 2013 - New York

Jeffrey Milarsky, conductor; Joan La Barbara, vocal soloist. JACOB DRUCKMAN Delizie contente che l'alme beate after Francesco Cavalli (1973); JACOB DRUCKMAN Come Round (1992); MORTON SUBOTNICK Jacob's Room (2013 version) *. * World Premiere. Specializing in the 20th century's "classic" repertoire and conducted by acclaimed American conductor Jeffrey Milarsky, Juilliard's critically-acclaimed contemporary music ensemble AXIOM opens its season with two works by American composer and Juilliard alumnus Jacob Druckman, and the world premiere of the 2013 version of American composer Morton Subotnick's Jacob's Room. FREE tickets available 9/27

Picture Book Time - Ozone Park Library
October 11, 2013 - Ozone Park

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

Knightwatch Medieval Children's Slumber Party - Cathedral of St. John the Divine
October 11, 2013 - New York

Knightwatch Medieval offers a blend of education, fun and fantasy under the roof of the world's largest Gothic cathedral. The sleepover transports children and chaperones back in time to the age of storybook kings, princesses and knights. Within the walls of the candle-lit Cathedral, children will engage in a scavenger hunt led by a court jester, celebrate with medieval dancing and singing, and create theme-based art projects including clay gargoyles and brass rubbings. At the close of the evening, a resident storyteller will lull participants to sleep under the arches of the Nave. The experience ends with a continental breakfast ending at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 21st.

Scavenger Hunt at the Chappaqua Library! - Chappaqua Public Library
October 11, 2013 - Chappaqua

Kids in grades 7-12 are invited to hunt the library for clues and end with hot chocolate in the courtyard. Registration requested.

America Reads for ages 5-12 - Yonkers Public Library - Riverfront
October 11, 2013 - Yonkers

Student volunteers from Sarah Lawrence College read with children, ages 5-12. In the Small People's Place.

Tales for Tots - The Field Library
October 11, 2013 - Peekskill

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

LES MISERABLES - Theatre Three
October 11, 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.

Story Time Under the Apple Tree - Museum of Motherhood
October 11, 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.

Creative Writing Club - Brooklyn Public Library, Kensington branch
October 11, 2013 - Kensington

With the guidance of a professional writer, teens work on their creative writing process.

After School Stories - Brooklyn Public Library, Flatlands branch
October 11, 2013 - Marine Park

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.)

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.

Bronx Stories: Native American Edition in Honor of Native American Day - Bronx Museum of the Arts
October 11, 2013 - Bronx

An evening of storytelling, poetry, and music inspired by the Bronx and works of art on view. Make your voice heard at the open mic. Featuring Dennis Redmoon Darkeem, Candace Tarpley, and Charles Whalen. Produced in collaboration with storyteller, poet, and Bronx Museum Community Advisory Council member, Bobby Gonzalez. Bronx Stories are made possible with support from The David Rockefeller Fund. Beer will be lovingly provided by Brooklyn Brewery.

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
October 11, 2013 - Garnerville

Calling all you LEGO builders, come to the library to have fun and be creative. Kids can use the library's LEGO's or bring their own.

Community Connections - Long Island Children's Museum
October 11, 2013 - Garden City

Every day people in the community are helping to make our lives easier. Join in each week and explore the lives and daily routines of a different community helper. Children will build on their vocabulary as they are introduced to job-specific words through songs and activities. Each class will include a hands-on, themed activity to reinforce information shared during class. For children 3-5 years.

Little Playmates - Floral Park Public Library
October 11, 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.

The Sound of Music - Take One Performing Arts
October 11, 2013 - Ronkonkoma

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

Family Movie Night - Moxie Spot
October 11, 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.

The Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns - Old Westbury Gardens
October 11, 2013 - Old Westbury

Come see over 5,000 hand-carved Jack O'Lanterns light up the night at one of Long Island's most treasured historic mansions, Old Westbury Gardens! RISE of the Jack O'Lanterns features the work of dozens of local artists and sculptors in a unique walk-through experience that's suitable for visitors of all ages. The trail takes about 45 minutes to an hour to walk through. Be amazed. Get inspired. Stir your creativity. Come experience The RISE! Order tickets online. The Rise of the Jack O' Lanterns runs Oct. 4 � Nov. 3: Friday-Sunday and Columbus Day.

Stories & Craft - Haverstraw King'sDaughters Public Library
October 11, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-6 can stop by the library for stories and crafts. Registration is required.

Zephyr Casino Night - New York Water Taxi
October 11, 2013 - New York

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

Jazz Casserole - Flushing Town Hall
October 11, 2013 - Flushing

Join NEA Jazz Masters Jimmy Heath, Barry Harris and Jimmy Owens, three-time Grammy Award-winning bassist Christian McBride, Be-Bop guitarist Russell Malone, and Jazz Veteran Drummer Tootie Heath for an evening of blazing melodies, and rhythmic vibes.

Farmer's Market Fridays at QBG - Queens Botanical Garden
October 11, 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.

Ian Anderson - Beacon Theatre
Through October 11, 2013 - New York

Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson will be performing both his composition THICK AS A BRICK in its entirety, and his new album, THICK AS A BRICK 2, on this world tour.

Tony Bennett - Radio City Music Hall
October 11, 2013 - New York

This marks Bennett's first performance at Radio City Music Hall in six years, having last performed at the famed theater in 2007.

Mariinsky Orchestra - Carnegie Hall
Through October 11, 2013 - New York

The Mariinsky Orchestra performs three concerts in celebration of Music Director Valery Gergiev's 60th birthday. Each concert focuses on a different Russian composer with repertoire that is closely associated with Maestro Gergiev: Stravinsky (ballets The Firebird, Petrouchka, and Le sacre du printemps) on October 10; Shostakovich (Piano Concerto No. 1 with Denis Matsuev and Symphony No. 8) on October 11; and Rachmaninoff (Piano Concerto No. 3 with Mr. Matsuev and Symphonic Dances) on October 15.

Bronx Stories: Native American Edition in Honor of Native American Day - Bronx Museum of the Arts
October 11, 2013 - Bronx

Join us for an evening of storytelling, poetry, and music inspired by the Bronx and works of art on view. Make your voice heard in our open mic. Featuring Dennis Redmoon Darkeem, Candace Tarpley, and Charles Whalen. Produced in collaboration with storyteller, poet and Bronx Museum Community Advisory Council member Bobby Gonzalez. Location: 2nd Floor North Wing and Galleries Free admission! Bronx Stories are made possible with support from The David Rockefeller Fund. Beer has been lovingly provided by Brooklyn Brewery.

Parent's Night Out - Pump It Up Norwalk
October 11, 2013 - Norwalk

Leave your kids behind to have a jumping sliding blast on giant inflatables while you have the evening to yourself. Pizza and beverages included.

The Rhythm Is Going to Get You: A Latin and Jazz Concert - Queens Village
October 11, 2013 - Queens Village

Issa Cabrera wows audiences with a wide range of musical selections in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Enjoy selections like "Nature Boy," "Pick Yourself Up," "Besame Mucho," "The Look of Love" and many more.

Astronomy Nights: Modeling the Moon - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
October 11, 2013 - Stamford

Enjoy a presentation on modeling the moon, 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.

Lego Architects Club - Fairfield Woods Branch Library
October 11, 2013 - Fairfield

Love to design with LEGOs? Put your imagination to work and come for a fun filled afternoon. Grades K-5. Drop in.

"The 39 Steps" - White Plains Performing Arts Center (WPPAC)
October 11, 2013 - White Plains

Mix an Alfred Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python, and you have "The 39 Steps," a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This two-time Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of four), an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers, and some good old-fashioned romance! Directed by David Murray Jaffe.

Family Sleepovers: Halloween Spooktacular - Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
October 11, 2013 - Riverhead

You might want to take along a flashlight for a rare glimpse into the nighttime habits of three new animals in the brand-new Creatures of the Night exhibit; bats, porcupines and a sloth. Buoys and ghouls are invited to dress in Halloween costumes and bunk down for a night of creepy crawly craft time, a haunting movie presentation of Monster House, and some monster mash dancing. Sleepover includes Aquarium admission, dinner, continental breakfast, a movie, craft and an animal interaction Reservations required. All ages welcome; recommended for school-age children. Sleeping location is first come, first served basis.

Parent's Night Out - Tumbling Tunes
October 11, 2013 - East Northport

Enjoy an evening out while your kids (6 months-8 years) enjoy playing on gymnastics equipment, in the book nook, pretend play area, craft area, and play room.

Tot Shabbat - Temple B'nai Torah
October 11, 2013 - Wantagh

The community is invited to join Rabbi Marci N. Bellows, Cantor Steven Sher, and Emily Altman for this special early childhood Shabbat experience of singing, and storytelling. Temple B’nai Torah, a Reform congregation of over 500 families, serves the South Shore of Nassau County, including: Wantagh, Bellmore, Merrick, East Meadow, Levittown, Seaford, Massapequa, and Massapequa Park.

Alarm Will Sound: The Permanent Collection - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
October 11, 2013 - Upper East Side

Artist in residence Alarm Will Sound perform music by György Ligeti, Richard Wagner, and Arnold Schoenberg. Tickets to this event include museum admission. $1 tickets for kids (ages 7–16) are available for this concert. Children must be accompanied by an adult purchasing a full-price ticket (maximum three children's tickets per paying adult). Tickets are available by phone 212-570-3949, online by visiting metmuseum.org/tickets, or in person at the Great Hall Box Office.

Johanna Warren 'Fates' Record Release Show - The Bowery Electric
October 11, 2013 - New York

Warren, who is currently on tour with Iron & Wine, describes Fates, as "barebones and intimate yet lush and spacious; entirely acoustic yet ambient and spooky." Her album release party with friend and fellow musician Andrea Tomasi will surely not disappoint and will leave you wanting more.

Munchkins and Mishpacha - Congregation Sons of Israel
October 11, 2013 - Upper Nyack

The synagogue hosts this “Mommy and Me” program with a Jewish twist. Parents / grandparents / caregivers and their favorite toddler can celebrate Shabbat together and learnHebrew words. Fridays through Nov. 22. Registration is required.

Not So Scary Halloween Glow Jump - Pump It Up of Great Neck
October 11, 2013 - Great Neck

Witches, Goblins and Superheroes ages 2 to adult are invited to join in for a "SPOOKTACULAR" time at the 5th Annual Pump It Up Not So Scary Halloween Jump. The only place where a haunted house meets a bounce house! Come in your best costume for fantastically fun Halloween Jumping. (No makeup, swords or sharp objects please). Price includes 80 minutes of GLOW jumping,followed by 40 minutes in our brightly lit party room for a Spooky Halloween craft and Ice Cream Cake! Each child with a paid admission will also receive a special treat. All children in costume will be entered to win an awesome Pump It Up Prize. The staff will be dressed and ready to play and parents are encouraged to come in costume as well.

Dan Godlin - Pianos
October 11, 2013 - New York

Indie pop/rock singer and songwriter Dan Godlin will play at Pianos on Friday, October 11 at 9 p.m. Dan will be performing as part of the CBGB Festival. This month, two of Dan's songs aired on ABC Family's "The Vineyard". This past spring, Godlin released his EP, In Between and performed at the 9th Annual MUSEXPO in Hollywood. Godlin's songs have been played on E! Channel's "Keeping Up with the Kardashians", MTV's "The Challenge: Rivals II" and the hit Canadian TV show "Degrassi". Dan plays shows around North America, opening for such artists as Howie Day, Ryan Cabrera and Tyler Hilton.

Habitat for Humanity New York City’s Closing Ceremony for the 2013 Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project - Richmond County Bank Ballpark
October 11, 2013 - Staten Island

Join Habitat for Humanity New York City as we celebrate the 2013 Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project in October! Members of the community are invited to attend the Closing Ceremonies of this special build week, which will be held at the Richmond County Bank Ballpark, home of the Staten Island Yankees. President Jimmy Carter will address guests as they enjoy food, drinks, live entertainment from local groups and a picture slideshow of the week's build on the Jumbotron. Fireworks will end the night and close out a week of building homes and building hope. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and the ceremony will begin at 5:15 p.m. To volunteer, donate or learn more about Habitat for Humanity New York City, please visit http://habitatnyc.org/. You can also connect with Habitat NYC on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Habitat.for.Humanity.NYC and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/HabitatNYC. There is no cost to attend the ceremonies, but please note that advance registration is required at http://nyccwpclosingceremony.eventbrite.com/.

1st Annual Brew at the Zoo - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
October 11, 2013 - Bridgeport

This adults-only fabulous event will feature German inspired fare, craft beers, live music, as well as a silent auction. Guests will also be invited to be a part of the soft opening of our annual Howl-o-ween event. Come in disguise, anything goes! $50 per person.

STK Midtown Happy Hour - STK Midtown
Through October 11, 2013 - New York

Enjoy Happy Hour every Monday through Friday from 4pm to 6pm, $5 beers and $7 belvedere cocktails.

Hot Mess Drag Revue - XL Nightclub
October 11, 2013 - New York

HOT MESS- Join XL Cabaret (512 W. 42nd Street) every Friday for Hot Mess Drag Revue. New York’s largest & most hilarious drag review features Lady Bunny, Bianca Del Rio, Milan Epiphany, Sugga Pie Koko, Skyla Versai, Ivy Winters, Jada Valenciaga and DJ David Serrano, who will be spinning all night. General admission tickets are $30 and Premium Seating tickets are $40. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit http://www.showclix.com/event/3744039

Archie Fisher Concert - John Street Church
October 11, 2013 - New York

Archie Fisher is Scotland’s foremost troubadour. He is a stunning singer of traditional and contemporary songs, a fine songwriter, and a master guitarist. Hailing from a large singing family in Glasgow, those musical beginnings have propelled him through five decades as a performer, a documentarian, and host of BBC Radio Scotland’s award-winning “Travelling Folk” show. He is a Member of the British Empire, or MBE, an honor recognizing "distinguished service to the arts" and an inductee in the Scots Traditional Music Hall of Fame. Archie has performed with Tommy Makem and Liam Clancy. He toured extensively in North America with Canadian songwriter Garnet Rogers as well as with John Renbourn and Bert Jansch. The concert takes place at the John St. Church, 44 John Street, in lower Manhattan, NYC. Archie Fisher’s appearance continues the “Legends” series by the Folk Music Society of NY (aka Pinewoods Folk Music Club). The suggested donation is $22 for the general public, $18 for Folk Music Society members; tickets at the door or on-line at: http://fisher.bpt.me, For further information call 212-957-8386 or visit www.folkmusicny.org/. Doors open at 7:30. This October 11th concert is an event for the 2013 Daniel Pearl World Music Days, www.danielpearlmusicdays.org, an international network of concerts that use the power of music to reaffirm our commitment to tolerance and humanity. The performance will be a superb evening of music in an historic and intimate venue. Traditional music lovers, no matter what it’s called – folk, roots, Americana or Celtic, won’t want to miss this master interpreter of our musical heritage.

Josh Joplin - Joe's Pub
October 12, 2013 - New York

Upon returning in the winter of 2010 from a string of appearances in the UK, Josh Joplin went to Nashville from his home in New York City and began writing and recording a follow-up album for Among The Oak & Ash. The folk infused rock collective, was a labor of love for Joplin, who founded and fronted it since 2008, and whose Verve Records release was hailed by Vanity Fair as "providing a much needed kick in the pants to a genre that all too often becomes a 'Kumbaya' punch line" and that Time Out New York described as offering a "lush re-visitation of murder ballads."

Crafts For Kids- Lakeshore - Lakeshore Learning Store
October 12, 2013 - New Hyde Park

Kids will have a ball making exciting crafts that they can use or display. Every craft is educational and fun.

Fall Harvest Festival - Mill Neck Manor
October 12, 2013 - Mill Neck

Enjoy an exciting weekend filled with fall activities amid Mill Neck?s beautiful 86-acre campus. Visitors will find a wide variety of foods, like specialty cheeses, assorted baked goods, jellies, fudge and strudels. Roasted corn, a perennial favorite, will be available along with other seasonal produce. The ?Country Store? will stock a full line of meats, and of course, there will be plenty of New York State apples. Aside from food, the Festival hosts numerous children?s activities and games, storytelling and hand-crafted merchandise from a number of vendors. The Festival also showcases the latest in Deaf technology, sign language novelty items and books. And don?t leave without taking a chance on the 50/50 raffle. Tickets are only $10 each, and the winner, picked on Sunday at 3 pm, receives half the net profit of money collected. Over the years, winners have taken home over $10,000! The Festival owes its continued success to the support of volunteers, and the help of civic groups, students, alumni and parents. In addition, local businesses contribute to the Festival by providing donations, services or products. For sponsorship opportunities, please call 516-628-4243. For volunteer opportunities and/or more information about the Festival, please call 516-628-4231 or visit millneck.org.

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.

Natural Living Conference - Sheraton Crossroads Hotel
October 12, 2013 - Mahwah

The Holistic Moms Network invites parents to join them for an empowering day of speakers, an expert parenting panel, wellness vendors, and more. Keynote Speakers include Dr. Shefali Tsabary, author of The Art of Conscious Parenting and Jeffrey Smith, author of Creating a Non-GMO Mom Revolution - Starting with Holistic Moms. Registration includes all activities and lunch.

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.

Greenwich Avenue Festival - Greenwich Village
October 12, 2013 - New York

Pre-College Faculty Recital by Violinist Laura Goldberg - Paul Hall
October 12, 2013 - New York

FREE; no tickets required

The Sound of Music - Take One Performing Arts
October 12, 2013 - Ronkonkoma

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

Oktoberfest - Platzl Brauhaus
October 12, 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.

The Highland Divas - Madison Theatre at Molloy College
October 12, 2013 - Rockville Centre

Amy, Margaret and Marla are The Highland Divas � three women from different parts of the world with diverse musical backgrounds and a common heritage. These uniquely talented artists will take you on a musical journey that spans the folk music of Ireland, Scotland, and New Zealand and culminates in the soaring heights of rock opera. A journey from the most achingly spare Celtic ballads to the most thrilling, harmonized interpretations of popular and classical music will be performed.

Watson Adventures' Munch Around the Village Scavenger Hunt - Washington Square Park (starting point)
October 12, 2013 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a unique food scavenger hunt for adults in Greenwich Village! At last, a hunt for people who literally hunger for adventure. Discover the gourmet delights of Greenwich Village while collecting treats and answers along the way. Starring some of the best pizza, kebab, cheese, cannolis, paratha, gelato and peanut butter you've ever had. Be sure to bring one digital camera per team. Price: $24.50, plus bring $10 cash for food purchases. (We ask you to bring cash so that you can have a wide range of food options to suit your taste and diet. We'll point you toward our favorites, but the ultimate choice is between you and your tummy.) Advance purchase is required via our website. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT.

Strawberry Fields Beatles Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
October 12, 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".

LES MISERABLES - Theatre Three
October 12, 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.

Pack Chat for Kids (ages 4-8) - Wolf Conservation Center
October 12, 2013 - South Salem

An excellent introduction to wolves for families with young children. Kids learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the important role of wolves in the natural world. Guests will visit Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa, and Zephyr, as well as the center's other endangered wolves. Don't forget a camera. Pre-registration required.

Storytime - Barnes and Noble Bookstore - Utopia Center
October 12, 2013 - Fresh Meadows

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

The Amazing Maize Maze - Queens County Farm Museum
October 12, 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 everyone for the challenge of finding clues, solving puzzles, and making their way out of the maze.

POLONAISE! The Golden Age - Cathedral of Saint John the Divine
October 12, 2013 - New York

FREDERICK RENZ conducts the EARLY MUSIC NEW YORK (EM/NY) classical orchestra in festive polonaises, symphonies & divertimenti by Lithuanian Prince Maciej Radziwill, Polish composer Adam Haczewski, first modern performance of polonaises by Johan David Zander of Sweden and more.

Jackson Pollock Family Drip Painting Workshop - Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center
October 12, 2013 - East Hampton

Families tour the Pollock-Krasner House and studio, followed by a drip painting workshop for children. Pre-register online.

Family Art Project: Buildings on the Land - Wave Hill
October 12, 2013 - Bronx

Consider the varied structures at Wave Hill, then create your own homey structure using clay, cardboard, and natural and recycled materials. Admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Woolly Bear Caterpillars - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center
October 12, 2013 - Cornwall

After releasing some caterpillars back into the field around the nature center, participants will return to the classroom and make a Woolly Bear craft to take home.

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.

PUMPKIN FESTIVAL - Garden of Eve Organic Farm & Market
October 12, 2013 - Riverhead

Enjoy roasted sweet corn and squash, fresh-squeezed lemonade, organic hot dogs and more. Pick out a pumpkin and some beautiful fall mums, and enjoy live music. Kids disappear into the many attractions including pedal kart track, maze, lavender labyrinth, and friendly farm animals.

Brian Wilson and Jeff Beck Concert - NYCB Theatre at Westbury
October 12, 2013 - Westbury

Legendary music icons and Grammy Award winners, Brian Wilson (Co-founder Beach Boys) and Jeff Beck (Yardbirds) are headlining this concert which will undoubtably rock the stage of the Westbury Theatre. Wilson and Beck are two of the music industry's most celebrated entertainers and draw large crowds whenever they perform.

Movies for Kids (and their Families) - 'Hocus Pocus' - Jacob Burns Film Center
October 12, 2013 - Pleasantville

Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler, and Kathy Najimy play three witch sisters who come back to life on Halloween night. It's up to two teenagers, a young girl, and an immortal cat to put an end to their reign of terror once and for all. With thrills and chills, it's an exciting and scary (but not too scary) movie for the whole family. 1993. 96 mins. Rated PG.

Family Studio - Hudson River Museum
October 12, 2013 - Yonkers

Family Studio offers families ways to participate in Arts and Science Projects at the Museum. See the fall exhibition "Industrial Sublime." Make your own landscape with watercolor, oil pastels, and collage paper, adding bridges, ocean liners, and factories to famous Hudson River themes. Or help populate the Habitat Wall with felt creatures that make up life in the Hudson River Valley. These creative activities are led by Junior Docents and science educators.

Second Annual Kings County Fiber Festival - Old Stone House
October 12, 2013 - Brooklyn

Brooklyn has become synonymous with the contemporary craft movement, and the fiber arts will take center stage at the second annual Kings County Fiber Festival, held over Columbus Day weekend. Hosted on the grounds of the historic Old Stone House -- a reconstructed 1699 Dutch farmhouse at 336 3rd St. in Brooklyn -- and co-sponsored by Park Slope yarn shop Stitch Therapy, the event will bring together knitters, crocheters, dyers, spinners, felters, weavers and more to celebrate both historic and contemporary approaches to the fiber arts. Between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., there will be a marketplace with a juried selection of New York City and tri-state area artisans selling colorful hand-dyed yarn, wool roving, fleece and a variety of handmade toys, home goods and stylish winter fashion accessories. There will also be guest talks and demonstrations of fiber-related techniques and manual crafts, such as spinning and carding, and finger knitting for children. This event is a must for fiber-philes and perfect for families looking to enjoy a beautiful fall day in Brooklyn.

Family Disco Party - The Moxie Spot
October 12, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Eat dinner and dance away to classic '70s disco/funk.

Colin Hay - The Town Hall
October 12, 2013 - New York

Colin Hay may best be known as the lead singer for Men At Work, the platinum selling Australian band that topped worldwide charts in the 80's with anthems like "Overkill", "Down Under" and "Who Can It Be Now?" Hay's justifiably proud of his place in pop history, but since moving to Los Angeles in 1989, he's made 11 solo albums, and is confident that his latest, 2011's Gathering Mercury, is the best of the lot.

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.

Oktoberfest - Platzl Brauhaus
October 12, 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.

A-MAZE-ing Machines - Brooklyn Children's Museum
October 12, 2013 - Crown Heights

Kids age 4 and older can roll down a ramp, pull a pulley, and flip a lever. They can test their technical teamwork and learn all about simple machines while building a marble maze.

Brooklyn Building Brainstorm - Brooklyn Children's Museum
October 12, 2013 - Crown Heights

Kids can visit the Museum's Building Brainstorms exhibit and use blocks to construct a beautiful, Brooklyn-inspired building of their own.

Historic House Trust Festival and OpenHouseNY Weekend - Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
October 12, 2013 - Bronx

Explore the splendor of this 19th-century Greek Revival mansion. Guided tours by costumed docents start at 15 minutes past each hour.

High Time for Low Tea - Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
October 12, 2013 - Bronx

Enjoy a true Victorian low tea in the Orangerie served by docents in period dress. Learn about low versus high tea, tea history, and etiquette, all while delighting in delicious, traditional teatime treats. Appropriate for ages 10 and older. Registration required.

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.

Karaoke at The Movies - Queensborough Performing Arts Center
October 12, 2013 - Bayside

The popular movie musical, The King & I, will be shown as part of a one-of-a-kind interactive family-oriented film series. Here, the crowd sings (and dances) along with their favorite characters without an ounce of apprehension. The movie is captioned. Trivia contest with prizes before each showing. The most enthusiastic singalong participant wins a $100 cash prize.

Drop-in Moving Image Studio - The Museum of The Moving Image
October 12, 2013 - Astoria

Children ages seven and up will engage in hands-on creative work, making projects ranging from flipbooks and thaumatropes (hand-drawn optical toys), to stop-motion and computer animations, and video games. Studio visitors also have the opportunity to see, handle, and explore the inner workings of moving-image technology, such as projectors, film strips and video tape, video game consoles, and more.

Pumpkin Patch - Queens County Farm Museum
October 12, 2013 - Floral Park

A fun farm treat for the whole family. October is pumpkin month at the Farm Museum. Families can enjoy wandering through the pumpkin patch to find their favorite pumpkin. Price of the pumpkin is based on pumpkin size.

Frank Caliendo - Gotham Comedy Club
Through October 12, 2013 - New York

From his many appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and The Late Show with David Letterman, to his weekly picks segment on the FOX NFL pregame show with Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long and Jimmy Johnson, comedian/actor/impressionist Frank Caliendo has been all over Television the past few years. (Last year He even performed in front of the Vice President of the United States broadcast on C-SPAN). Known for "dead on" impressions of famous actors (like Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Robert DeNiro), politicians (George W. Bush, Bill Clinton) and broadcasters (John Madden, David Letterman, Jay Leno, and Jim Rome), Frank, a 7 year veteran of television sketch comedy (MadTV, Hype) has his own show "Frank TV" on the TBS network. On the Stage, Frank's high energy act is a blend of observations, impressions, characters and anecdotal stories that build to a frenetic pace. Once described by the "Hollywood Reporter" as "a combination of Robin Williams and Jim Carrey" Frank is one comedian that should not be missed. Other places you might have seen Frank: "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson", "Jimmy Kimmel Live", "Conan O'Brien", "The View", "Last Call with Carson Daly", Superbowl XXXIX, "Comedy Central Presents Frank Caliendo", "The Best Damn Sports show Period", and "Mike and Mike" on ESPN 2.

Silver Patter Parties: Old New York City Style Bachelor Party Saturdays - 25 North Moore The Library Lounge)
Through October 12, 2013 - New York City

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Gracepoint 5/10K Fun Walk/Run - Rockland Lake
October 12, 2013 - Congers

Gracepoint Gospel Fellowship hosts its annual 5K and 10K run. Proceeds from the event will go to an orphanage-building project in South America, water wells for people in Africa, and various charities right here in Rockland.

Storybook Discovery: Monster Mash - Voelker Orth Museum, Bird Sanctuary and Victorian Garden
October 12, 2013 - Flushing

Kids enjoy a Monster Mash in the museum and read about different monsters and make their own monster feet to wear. Cultivate the joys of learning and reading while having fun at Families read and do a related art or nature activity with Karyn Mooney.

Fall Fair - Green Meadow Waldorf School
October 12, 2013 - Chestnut Ridge

The school hosts a fall fair with children's activities including cider pressing, pumpkin carving, face painting, and hayrides. Adults can check out vendors, live music, organic food, and much more. Activity tickets $1.

SAT/ACT Preparation - The Field Library
October 12, 2013 - Peekskill

The Field Library will be hosting a free Kaplan ACT/SAT combination Test Practice and Preparation Session this fall. Why take a FREE Kaplan Practice Test? A Practice Test is one of the best wants to get ready for the real thing! You will know exactly what to expect on the Test Day, get a complete analysis of your results, and learn exclusive strategies to improve your score. Spots are limited, sign up ASAP. For more details or to reserve your spot, contact the library at 914-737-0010, or email Teen Librarian Liz Anastasi at [email protected]

Apple Picking - The Orchards of Concklin
October 12, 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. Macoun, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Empire, and Winesap apples are expected to be available this weekend.

The Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns - Old Westbury Gardens
October 12, 2013 - Old Westbury

Come see over 5,000 hand-carved Jack O'Lanterns light up the night at one of Long Island's most treasured historic mansions, Old Westbury Gardens! RISE of the Jack O'Lanterns features the work of dozens of local artists and sculptors in a unique walk-through experience that's suitable for visitors of all ages. The trail takes about 45 minutes to an hour to walk through. Be amazed. Get inspired. Stir your creativity. Come experience The RISE! Order tickets online. The Rise of the Jack O' Lanterns runs Oct. 4 � Nov. 3: Friday-Sunday and Columbus Day.

Oktoberfest - Bear Mountain State Park
October 12, 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.

Tony Desare - 54 Below
Through October 12, 2013 - New York

Singer/songwriter/crooner Tony Desare is back by popular demand for three special encore performances of the show that drew accolades last October. Backed by a swinging trio, Tony has the capability to glide from a standard by George Gershwin to a contemporary classic by Bruce Springsteen or Journey to one of his inventive original songs with ease. No performances 10/7-9.

Second Saturdays - Viva L'Art - Hofstra University Museum - Emily Lowe Gallery
October 12, 2013 - Hempstead

Look, share, and create at the Hofstra University Museum. Kids ages 4-10 and their grown up companions will explore works of art and then engage in a hands-on activity inspired by what they have seen and discussed. Discover Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali in celebration of Spanish Heritage Month. Create your own collages and drawings inspired by these artists.

One Fun Hundred - New York Transit Museum
October 12, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Kids use clues and solve riddles to make your way through Grand Central Terminals history from 1913 to 2013, discovering surprising facts, secrets, and anecdotes along the way.

Eugene Onegin - Metropolitan Opera
October 12, 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.

Events for Youth and Families: Little Red Riding Hood - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
October 12, 2013 - Prospect Heights

This musical play tells the classic fable, but with a comical twist. Little Red and the wolf trade places, which leads audiences on a journey full of surprise. Performed in English and Spanish simultaneously.

Spirits Alive-Twilight Concert - Maple Grove Cemetery-Celebration Hall
October 12, 2013 - Kew Gardens

Singers and musicians pay tribute to many legendary musical talents at Maple Grove. Jimmy Rushing � Blues and swing jazz singer of Count Basie�s Orchestra, Vincent Youmans - Broadway composer of No, No, Nanette, Tea for Two and I Want to Be Happy, and star of stage, film, and television, Theresa Merritt, and other lively spirits. The program also features David Kincaid, the Irish Volunteer presenting authentic Irish songs from the American Civil War, honoring the Civil War Veterans of Maple Grove. He performs in period clothing, presenting an engaging program appealing to both history buff and Irish/Celtic music fan alike.

Spirits Alive - Maple Grove Cemetery-Victorian Monumental Park Section
October 12, 2013 - Kew Gardens

Everyone can enjoy this spooktacular event. This self-guided walking tour features actors wearing period costumes playing the roles of the cemetery's most illustrious and historical figures,recounting tales of their lives through memories, speeches and song. In case of rain, event will be held at The Center at Maple Grove 127-15 Kew Gardens Road.

Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club - Jazz at Lincoln Center
Through October 12, 2013 - New York

Since the Cuban all-stars known as the Buena Vista Social Club last visited the United States in 2003, iconic founding members guitarist- vocalist Compay Segundo, vocalist Ibrahim Ferrer, and pianist Ruben Gonzalez have passed away. The current 13-piece iteration, Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club, features founding-generation luminaries like vocalist Omara Portuondo, trumpeter Guajiro Mirabal, laud player Barbarito Torres, guitarist-vocalist Eliades Ochoa, and trombonist- vocalist Jesus "Aguaje" Ramos, and has been invigorated by recent recruits like vocalists Carlos Calunga and pianist Rolando Luna. This vital Cuban cultural institution will animate Rose Theater, presenting the stylistic tributaries that feed Cuba's extraordinary 20th century musical legacy with passion, taste, and a fresh modern sensibility.

Orphan Train, The Musical - Grand Central Terminal
Through October 12, 2013 - New York

During the late 1800s, "orphan trains" from Grand Central sent nearly 250,000 New York children West to live with frontier families. Orphan Train: The Musical tells the adventures of these young pioneers in a poignant, powerful portrayal of how the nation was built one child, one family at a time.

Team TSF in Rock N'Roll NY10K - Prospect Park
October 12, 2013 - Brooklyn

The Turner Syndrome Foundation is an official charity of the Rock N' Roll NY10K and is looking for participants to help raise awareness of Turner Syndrome, a chromosomal abnormality that affects 1 in 2000 females in the United States. You can register to participate with the foundation by visiting https://tsf.myetap.org/fundraiser/RocknRollNY2013/.

Yoga-A-Go-Go-Yoga for Special Kids - Scarsdale Public Library
October 12, 2013 - Scarsdale

Yoga for Moving Kids (with special needs). Yoga can not only aid in teaching a child focus and balance but even more important, self-acceptance and confidence. Traditional yoga poses and practices have been modified into a playful, non-judgmental format for fun and relaxation. No knowledge of yoga is necessary. No registration required. Wheelchair accessible.

Tropical Oasis Cruise - Circle Line Downtown
October 12, 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.

Smoke-N-Fire Food Fest - Provident Bank Park
October 12, 2013 - Pomona

Some like it hot, and some like it REALLY hot. The Smoke-N-Fire Food Fest for those folks. At this first ever event, organized by New City resident and local business owner Kendell Brenner, attendees can sample specialty foods from hot sauce and spice companies as well as food from area restaurants and produce from local farms. The event will include a Rockland County culinary competition, which is open to culinary students in both high schools and colleges. A separate category is open to Hudson Valley chefs. Activities for the public include live music, children's entertainment, a fire juggler and, of course, a spicy food eating contest. A portion of ticket sales will benefit the local charity, Baking Memories 4 Kids, which allows terminally ill children a chance for a dream vacation.

The Nose - Metropolitan Opera
October 12, 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.

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.

Jeanne Morodoj - La Poeme - New York Live Arts
Through October 12, 2013 - New York

New York Live Arts continues its partnership with Villa Gillet's "Walls and Bridges," this year introducing Jeanne Morodoj's La Poeme. A short piece joyfully surrounding the female body, La Poeme is a multi-disciplinary work featuring movement and singing. Mordoj reconnects with her origins and addresses new modes of expression. Each program also includes talks with international artists and thinkers dealing with gender identity and the representation of women, including Bruno Perreau, Elizabeth Povinelli and Beatriz Preciado, and hosted by Damien Bright (October 11) and a post-performance Q&A with the artist and Avital Ronell hosted by Quentin Girard (October 12).

Jon Batiste & Stay Human - Carnegie Hall
October 12, 2013 - New York

Jazz pianist Jon Batiste, a member of the legendary Louisiana Batiste lineage of musicians, collaborates with his Stay Human band, known for their impromptu performances throughout New York City.

Sider - Brooklyn Academy of Music
Through October 12, 2013 - Brooklyn

For choreographer William Forsythe, the stage is a large-scale laboratory for boundless theatrical and linguistic investigation. In Sider, the knotty speech rhythms of late-16th-century Elizabethan tragedy form the unlikely point of departure.

The Sweet Science Suite - Brooklyn Academy of Music
Through October 12, 2013 - Brooklyn

In this deeply personal evening of music and dance, composer Fred Ho's Green Monster Big Band channels the spirit of Muhammad Ali and other fighter figures who knew how to take punches while standing their ground. Performing choreography by Ho and Emmanuel Brown (a lead in Broadway's Spider-man), dancers Jerry Ford, Teake, and Brown himself invoke everything from lightning-quick martial arts to the bounce and sting of Ali's dazzling footwork. Marie Incontrera conducts Ho's exuberant jazz score as it delivers a swaggering, brassy testament to the champion's strut, color-blind vision, and humanity.

Clint Holmes - Cafe Carlyle
Through October 12, 2013 - New York

Natural Living Conference - Sheraton Crossroads Hotel
October 12, 2013 - Mahwah

This special event celebrates 10 Years of the Holistic Moms Network The day features speakers, an expert parenting panel, wellness vendors, and more. Registration includes all speakers, panel, exhibit hall, and lunch.

American Showstoppers: An Evening With Richard Rodgers - Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts
October 12, 2013 - New York

Fred Barton, his 12-piece orchestra and star-studded cast of performers are back to celebrate the legendary Richard Rodgers! The extraordinary icon's career spanned six decades, during which he composed 40 Broadway musicals. Fred's tribute to the versatility of Richard Rodgers will prove a revelation to those familiar with his biggest hits: Oklahoma!, South Pacific, Carousel, and The Sound of Music. You'll hear Richard Rodgers from his razz-ma-tazz roots to his later masterworks, created with a number of star lyricists. Join us as we journey from Broadway to Hollywood and back, celebrating the incredible music and tales of Richard Rodgers!

How I Became A Pirate - Downtown Cabaret Theatre
October 12, 2013 - Bridgeport

Young Jeremy Jacob is digging in the sand at North Beach when he is enthusiastically greeted by Captain Braid Beard and his gang, and is recruited to help find the perfect digging spot for their treasure. This sea-faring musical features songs like "A Good One To Boot," "Green Teeth," "I'm Really Just a Sensitive Guy," "You've Got to Talk Like a Pirate," and "Pirates Dot Aaargh!".

Marvel Comics Superheroes - Maritime Aquarium
October 12, 2013 - Norwalk

Favorite superheroes make a special live appearances at the aquarium. Bring your camera and pose for photos with these popular superheroes. All the appearances are free with Aquarium admission. Thor visits on Oct 12, Captain American visits on October 19 and Spider Man visits on October 26.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - Brooklyn Lyceum
October 12, 2013 - Park Slope

Brooklyn Lyceum brings this classic American tale to its stage for Halloween.

Moms In Training - Jennings Beach
October 12, 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.

INTRODUCING...GOOGLE GLASS - Westport Library
October 12, 2013 - Westport

Technology expert Michael J. Miller discusses and demonstrates Google Glass, a wearable computer that answers questions and displays information on a tiny screen above your eye. Being developed by Google, Glass is currently only available in a limited preview.

TEEN MAKERSPACE SPECIAL: Stop-Motion Animation Workshop - Westport Library
October 12, 2013 - Westport

Learn the art of stop-motion animation. Design sets, characters, and stories, then film your creations. Register online at westportlibrary.org.

FAMILY DAY: Fun with Baroque Art - Bellarmine Museum of Art
October 12, 2013 - Fairfield

Learn about Baroque Art and see examples featured in the museum's current exhibition, "The Collectors' Cabinet: Renaissance and Baroque Masterworks from the Arnold & Seena Davis Collection. This fun, engaging event features craft activities throughout the afternoon as well as an age-appropriate tour of the museum's galleries and story time.

Accessibility Day - Stepping Stones Museum
October 12, 2013 - Norwalk

Free admission for families with children who have special needs. An Open Arms program.

Accessibility Day - Stepping Stones Museum
October 12, 2013 - Norwalk

Free admission for families with children who have special needs. An Open Arms program.

Around the World Destination: Germany - Stepping Stones Museum
October 12, 2013 - Norwalk

Enjoy a performance of genuine German music by Daddio's Um Pa-Pa Band and celebrate Oktoberfest. Around the World programming sponsored in part by Gen Re.

Autumn Hike to Mead Lake - Audubon Greenwich
October 12, 2013 - Greenwich

Enjoy a leisurely hike to view the fall colors, migrating birds, scampering squirrels and chipmunks and other natural surprises along the way. All Ages. RSVP to Ted at 203-869-5272 x230.

Saturday ArtLab: Expressive Collage - Westport Arts Center
October 12, 2013 - Westport

Explore how to draw, paint, and produce different surfaces while creating textured works of art.

Saturday ArtLab: Expressive Collage - Westport Arts Center
October 12, 2013 - Westport

Explore how to draw, paint, and produce different surfaces while creating textured works of art.

Fall Migration Bird Walk in the Ramble - New-York Historical Society
October 12, 2013 - New York

Journey with wildlife artist Alan Messer to some of the most magical places in Central Park's wooded Ramble, discovering along the way both resident and migrating birds. Delight in the fall warblers and sparrows along with late-migrating nuthatches, finches, and visiting raptors. Walking tours are limited to 35 guests per tour. Please buy tickets in advance.

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.

Restoration Rocks Music Festival - Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration
October 12, 2013 - Brooklyn

Save the Date for Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration's premier event, Restoration Rocks on October 12, 2013. Entering its seventh year, Restoration Rocks is a FREE day-long music concert featuring some of the most dynamic emerging and established artists performing on the Brooklyn stage. The 2013 artist lineup include Big Daddy Kane and many more. Restoration Rocks is a part of the Bed Stuy Alive events.

Watson Adventures' Murder at the Museum of Natural History Scavenger Hunt - Museum of Natural History
October 12, 2013 - New York

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

Fall Fest - The Long Island Game Farm
October 12, 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.

'The 39 Steps' - White Plains Performing Arts Center (WPPAC)
October 12, 2013 - White Plains

Mix an Alfred Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python, and you have "The 39 Steps," a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This two-time Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of four), an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers, and some good old-fashioned romance! Directed by David Murray Jaffe.

THE LITTLEST WITCH - BayWay Arts Center
October 12, 2013 - East Islip

A mischievous little witch mixes up her holiday with every other season but her own. Eventually, she learns not to play tricks on anyone until its her own special holiday, Halloween.

CINDERELLA - Studio Theatre
October 12, 2013 - Lindenhurst

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

Kiwanis 2nd Annual Westhampton Beach Oyster Festival - West Hampton Beach Village Marina
October 12, 2013 - Westhampton Beach

There'll be fun for adults and kids of all ages with live entertainment, games, pumpkin painting, face painting, and interactive educational activities. There will also be BBQ brisket, fried oysters, oysters on the half shell, craft beer, soft drinks, and more. Help decide the winner of a chowder contest.

Mr. Mouses Orange Show - Mills Pond House
October 12, 2013 - St. James

Come help Mr. Mouse and his orange friends find the missing balloons. A Katie's Puppets performance. Children will make puppets after the performance.

Jungle Book - Vanderbilt Carriage House Theater
October 12, 2013 - Centerport

The Jungle Book concerns a young man-cub named Mowgli, who is raised by a panther named Bagheera, and pursued by his enemy, Shere Khan.

Lego Club for Ages 5 - 10 - Emma S. Clark Memorial Library
October 12, 2013 - Setauket

Children ages 5-10 are invited to play chess. No registration required.

GUSTAFER YELLOWGOLD's ROCK MELON TOUR - Cinema Arts Centre
October 12, 2013 - Huntington

Gustafer Yellowgold is a small, yellow, cone-headed fellow who came from the Sun and landed in Minnesota. illustrator, songwriter and performer Morgan Taylor developed the musical moving storybook as equal parts pop rock concert and hand drawn cartoon movie. The tour will include the live concert debut of a new, hand-drawn animated Gustafer Yellowgold video/song, "Rock Melon." The character Rock Melon is the alter ego of Gustafer's pal, Slim the Eel, who works himself into a frenzy when exposed to cantaloupe.

Cartooning/Illustrating Workshop with Gustafer Yellowgold creator Morgan Taylor - Cinema Arts Centre
October 12, 2013 - Huntington

Morgan Taylor guides students through step-by-step charac­ter- building, focused around his own work on Gustafer Yellowgold. Children learn the basics of how to draw Gustafer and explore the concept of sequential panel art, plot basics and character creation and development. Suitable for ages 6-10. Enrollment is limited to 20. Register in advance.

Ronnie Spector: Beyond the Beehive - Kupferberg Center for the Arts
October 12, 2013 - Flushing

This two hour show chronicles Ronnie Spector's fascinating 50 year journey through Rock and Roll with upwards of 15 live performances with her full band, stories from every stage of her career and many unseen, personal images and home videos.

Second Saturdays at the HUM: Viva L’Art - Hofstra University Museum - Emily Lowe Gallery
October 12, 2013 - Hempstead

Kids ages 4-10 and their grown up companions will explore works of art and then engage in a hands-on activity inspired by what they have seen and discussed as they look, share and create on the second Saturday of the month at the Hofstra University Museum. This month create collages and drawings inspired by Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali in celebration of Spanish Heritage Month.

CircusYoga for the Whole Family - Karma Kids Yoga
October 12, 2013 - West Village

CircusYoga blends the consciousness of yoga with the communal celebration of circus. Here, you foster connection, play, trust and skill building through a wide range of experiences, including Group Games, Flying Partner Yoga, Partner Acrobatics, Thai Massage, Circus Skills (such as juggling, balancing, devil sticks, etc.), and more. Parents, aunts, uncles, and grandparents are invited to participate with their kids. Bring your friends and families and join CircusYogis Shari and Jen, for this workshop that embraces the principles of play, connection, and celebration. Enjoy the spirit of community as you explore circus and yoga that is both accessible and adventurous. And learn how to "FLY!"

Bartok Quartete Cycle: 1 and 5 - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
October 12, 2013 - Upper East Side

Performed by the Calder Quartet. Hungarian composer Peter Eötvös describes Korrespondenz as follows: "Th[e] string quartet reproduces the dramatic relations between Leopold Mozart, living in Salzburg, and his son, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, living in 1778 in Paris, through excerpts from their correspondence. The instruments of the string quartet are sounded as if they were ‘conducting conversations.’" Side by side, Eötvös and Bartók create a context for each other. Bartók Quartets 1 and 5 and Peter Eötvös’s Korrespondenz. Tickets to this event include museum admission. $1 tickets for kids (ages 7–16) are available for this concert. Children must be accompanied by an adult purchasing a full-price ticket (maximum three children's tickets per paying adult). Tickets may be purchased by calling 212-570-3949, online by visiting metmuseum.org/tickets, or in person at the Great Hall Box Office.

Topiary Garden Dance - Bard Graduate Center
October 12, 2013 - Upper West Side

18th-century British families cultivated gardens for food, medicine, and pleasure. On Family Day, create a miniature topiary garden to take home, and learn to dance a minuet with Baroque performer Thomas Baird. This program is ideal for children ages 6 through 12 and their adult companions. Registration is strongly recommended.

MISTER G - Symphony Space
October 12, 2013 - Upper West Side

Mister G, a former indie rocker turned children's singer-song writer, blends standard children's music with English-Spanish tunes, utilizing a slew of musical genres including funk, rock, reggae, bluegrass and jazz.

WhiskyFest New York - New York Marriot Marquis Times Square
Through October 12, 2013 - New York

WhiskyFest New York is a two-day extravaganza featuring 350 of the world’s finest whiskies. Whisky devotees can come together and savor the chance to meet the personalities behind their favorite brands; sample rare and highly coveted single malts and blends; and engage in exclusive tasting seminars on the fine details of blending techniques, chocolate pairings and more. WhiskyFest features two Grand Tastings, each with 350 of the world’s finest – and rarest – whiskies for consumption.

Mask Making at the Tibetan Museum - Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art
October 12, 2013 - Staten Island

Visit the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art for a free Mask Making art workshop. Children of all ages are welcome to partcipate. The workshop will be free to all museum visitors. In the clutures of the Himalayas, masks are used for a verity of ritual purposes, The Museum's collection features colorful maks used in ritual dances. With the Museum's staff, participants wil create their own peaceful or wrathful dance mask. They will also learn about the rich artistic traditions of the Himalays.

The KPAC 19th Annual Concert, Taepy'ng Sôngdae; Great Peace, Tranquility, and Joy for Thousands of Years! - Symphony Space
October 12, 2013 - NEW YORK

The Korean Performing Arts Center proudly presents its 19th annual concert, Taepy'?ng Sôngdae; Great Peace, Tranquility, and Joy for Thousands of Years!, featuring two exceptional Korean performing artists, Jung Je-Man with the Byuksa Dance Company and Sue Yeon Park with Sounds of Korea. Master Jung is a human cultural asset in Korea (Intangible Culture Heritage No.27, Seungmu: Buddhist Monk’s Dance), and Sue Yeon Park is a New York-based Korean dance master and National Heritage Fellow at the National Endowment for the Arts. Taepy'?ng Sôngdae (????) is a term which means a peaceful reign, era, or carefree world where a benevolent king well governs the county and people. This show is a traditional music and dance presentation, which hopes to encourage a carefree state-of-mind where both country and people are relaxed and can achieve all the things they wish. Master Jung will present two pieces at his New York premiere, Taepyeongmu (great peace dance wishing peace for country) and Hutton Salpuri (shaman ceremonial and improvisation dance) that expresses his unique and compelling dance ability with didimsae (footstep) finesse. Sue Yeon Park, with the Sounds of Korea performance troupe, will perform Giwonmu, a dance making a wish to god to bring prosperity and welfare to the people. This dance shows very elegant, sophisticated, and colorfully decorated costumes, movements and gestures. The group will then display the Ipchum dance with Seongjupuri song, a prayer for the prosperity of safety of the house and a representation of the southern Korean folk song. Finally, the festival will finish up with a high-energy and colorful performance of the Ohgomu five drums dance. Through this festival, we wish upon the audience hope, peace, and happiness in their lives.

24th Annual Autumn Crafts Festival - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
October 12, 2013 - Columbus Circle

Expo & Sale of 250 Juried craft displays selected from every region of the United States. Continuous entertainment, craft demonstrations, delicious food and desserts. Ample parking at indoor garage. Different crafts each weekend.

HAWT 2013 - Casa Frela Gallery
October 12, 2013 - Harlem

HAWT?s new Map App, QR code and Guidebook highlight the various stops on the walking tour, including open artist studios and galleries, caf�s and eateries, and shops as well as cultural and historic venues. In addition, HAWT 2013 will have welcoming and knowledgeable volunteers stationed at key points on the tour, to answer questions and give directions. A wide array of art forms will be featured including sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, painting, photography, etchings and textiles. Environmental and educational components will be added this year as HAWT 2013 partners with MilliontreesNYC and PS 149 Sojourner Truth School. HAWT 2013 weekend itinerary includes the newly dedicated Walter Miller III Memorial Sculpture Garden at 13 W. 119th St., guided tours of Marcus Garvey Park, Harlem?s Bronze Statues, MilliontreesNYC, and the 119th Street Trees workshops. HAWT 2013 will also feature selected artwork from the student artists of PS 149 Sojourner Truth School. HAWT emerged out of the former Harlem Open Artist Studio Tour (HOAST). Under the direction of Lawrence Rodriguez, Casa Frela Gallery is now beacon to what is Harlem's premier arts event. HAWT is a part of Open House New York ? OHNY 2013.

Not So Scary Adventure - Gateway's Haunted Playhouse
October 12, 2013 - Bellport

A cheerful guide accompanies groups through this well-lit tour and introduces fun characters along the way. Family-friendly tunes complete the atmosphere. There may even be a treat at the end as well as Pumpkin Bouncer, Face Painting, Balloons, and more. The event is designed for children 10.

The Truth is Here: David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson on The X-Files - Paley Center for Media
October 12, 2013 - New York

Trust us on this: David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are coming to the Paley Center to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the premiere of The X-Files, the iconic sci-fi series that largely defined the paranoid thriller for the nineties, and whose influence can still be felt in supernatural dramas airing today. Though running on Fox from 1993 to 2002, The X-Files was clearly rooted in the seventies—the age of Watergate, which creator Chris Carter has cited as a defining moment in the awakening of his own moral conscience, the same decade that produced such venerated works of paranoid fiction as The Parallax View, Running Dogs, and the television series Kolchak: The Night Stalker, which Carter often credits as an influence. The X-Files tapped into a new age of anxiety: at a time when radio talk-show hosts were spotting conspiracies behind almost every action emanating from the Clinton White House, the series immersed us in a mesmeric universe haunted by uncertainty, fear, and distrust, and presented two of television's most complex and enduring characters—FBI agents Fox Mulder (Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Anderson)—to navigate us through it.

stressmanagementsklz:-) - socialsklz:-)
October 12, 2013 - Upper West Side

At the beginning of the school year, there is a great deal of stress brought on by tests, due dates, shifts in schedules, and maybe even the new responsibilities associated with the new classroom. This workshop provides kids with strategies to effectively combat the anxieties they may be feeling, while teaching them how to express and cope with these emotions. Lessons focus on developing the know-how to manage school stress and frustrations, test anxiety, and due dates. Students also create their own "stress-buster tool kits" that will equip them with the coping skills to last a lifetime. Online registration is required.
Topics covered include:

Coping with school stress and frustrations

How to tackle test anxiety

How to make and keep friends

Time management with looming due dates and deadlines

Identifying and expressing feelings appropriately

How to prevent and deal with feeling overwhelmed

Creative & fun ways to release stress and worries

socialgirlz:-) - socialsklz:-)
October 12, 2013 - Upper West Side

This fun, interactive two-hour workshop encourages girls to embrace their inner beauty as they venture into young-adulthood. Through interactive lessons and discussions and a safe, judgment-free environment, girls are able to build self-esteem and confidence. The program addresses topics such as handling tough situations with friends and family, becoming goal-oriented, the importance of being organized and on-time, positive vs. negative thinking, and positive self-image. The open-forum structure of the workshop allows girls to open up about their own concerns, learning from the instructors and from each other, without judgment. As supplemental material, the girls work toward completing their very own socialgirlz:-) personal guidebook.
Girls will learn:

How to feel confident and make a good first impression

The best ways to handle difficult social situations in-person and online - such as combating cyber-bullying, resolving conflicts with peers and adults, resisting peer pressure, taking responsibility, and being empathetic.

How to make and keep friends

The importance of timeliness and organization

How to identify and express feelings

Personal grooming and dressing appropriately (in terms of age and setting)

To develop a greater sense of personal accomplishment by setting and attaining short-term and long-term goals

Ten Ton Man LIVE - National Underground
October 12, 2013 - New York

Coined as "gritty Americana", the trio Ten Ton Man will perform for the 2013 CBGB Music Festival on October 12th. The Huffington Post calls them "a little junkyard dog roots-rock with some New York City grime rubbed in for extra tonal texture." If you're a fan of Tom Waits, Nick Cave, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Hank Williams, and/or Jim Morrison, you'll love this band! Check out TenTonMan.com for more info. The 2013 CBGB Festival will be presenting emerging artist showcases with 700 performers in over 150 venues in Manhattan and Brooklyn on October 10, 11 and 12.

Kollektion: Looking & Painting Art Workshops with Pratt Institute Art Educators - Scandinavia House
October 12, 2013 - Murray Hill

Join art educators from Pratt Institute for this season of Saturday afternoon art workshops inspired by Scandinavia House’s new exhibition Danish Paintings from the Golden Age to the Modern Breakthrough: Selections from the Collection of Ambassador John L. Loeb Jr. Participants will discuss the variety of paintings on view in the exhibition—sunny scenes from Skagen beach, quiet views of Copenhagen apartments, thoughtful portraits and self-portraits, and colorful still lives. After exploring the exhibition and learning to differentiate between the many styles of painting, children will create their own series of studies and paintings using a variety of media including watercolor, gouache, acrylic, and collage. The series runs Saturday, Oct. 12-Nov. 23. Enrollment is limited; early registration is strongly encouraged. About the Art and Design Education Department at Pratt Institute The mission of undergraduate Art and Design Education is the preparation of students of art and design as accomplished teachers of a diverse population of learners in urban schools, museums, early childhood, and community programs. Throughout the curriculum, practice is directly connected to, and supported by, pedagogical theory with an emphasis on reflection and the development of critical thinking skills. The department’s graduates transform art classrooms into studios where students can discover their potential as learners. For more information, visit pratt.edu/academics/art_design. Exhibition-related educational programs have been supported in part by a grant from the Robert Lehman Foundation.

SOMAfest7: Somatic Movement Performance - Dance New Amsterdam
October 12, 2013 - New York City

SOMAfest Performances present kinesthetically charged contemporary and improvisational work from International and Local Artists with diverse backgrounds in Dance and Somatic Movement methods. What’s unique here is the depth of presence and physical articulation, as Artists utilize expanded awareness of their own internal physical world, plus maintain keen connections to other performers and audience members. The visceral experience is palpable. Lewis Segal wrote in the L.A. Times about SOMA Fest Artists, “Real body awareness… These performers are a breed apart… Brilliant harnessing of the body”...

Share A Musical Morning with Kathy Kuddes - Adelphi University Performing Arts Center
October 12, 2013 - Garden City

Adelphi University Professor Georgia A. Newlin and her students invite you to take part in a family-friendly program, A Musical Morning with Kathy Kuddes. The event is Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 11am in the Recital Hall in the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (AUPAC). Admission is free for children under the age of 18; accompanying adults are $10 per person. Children attending the Saturday morning show will receive a percussive instrument to play along with the show and to take home as a souvenir. Ms. Kuddes will be a guest Artist-in-Residence, spending a week with the music education students and Assistant Professor Newlin leading up to this program. She will discuss with Adelphi students the vision and philosophy of Zoltán Kodály to introduce young learners to music. Kodály is a way to engage school students in music literacy by singing and playing the music of their geographic region based on local cultures. Immersing children in familiar musical sounds, folksongs, traditional songs, and children’s singing games forms the foundation of musical literacy.

Stars & Letters Records and Ceremony Recordings showcase at 2013 CBGB Festival - Pianos
October 12, 2013 - New York

Stars & Letters Records and Ceremony Recordings present: A JOINT SHOWCASE at the 2013 CBGB FESTIVAL - 8pm: GPSYMTH; 9pm: PRISM HOUSE; 10pm: Black City Lights; 11pm: Solar Year; 12am: USF DJ set . Advance Tickets $10 - http://tr.im/4gcdx. --- Check out the bands here: GPSYMTH (Boston, S&L) - http://snd.sc/174NjIu; PRISM HOUSE (Brooklyn, CER) - http://snd.sc/16SWZFN; Black City Lights (New Zealand, S&L) - http://snd.sc/17sxFmu; Solar Year (Brooklyn, CER) - http://snd.sc/174NL9A; USF/ Universal Studios Florida (DJ set) (Seattle, CER) - http://snd.sc/174NQde. --- About the labels: Stars & Letters Records is a hand-made, digital record label from Brooklyn, NY representing emerging artists from America and Australasia. http://starsandletters.com/ Ceremony is a boutique minded imprint based in New York City and Washington DC. It's focus rests on left-field electronic music with a global reach in a digital age. http://ceremonyrecordings.com/

Hillary Capps plays CBGB's Acoustic Stage A - Times Square
October 12, 2013 - New York

Singer-songstress Hillary Capps plays CBGB's Acoustic Stage A (Broadway between 48th and 49th St) on 10/12 at 2PM

Broadway Casting Notice for MATILDA Singers! - Pearl Studios
October 12, 2013 - MIdtown

Calling all potential Matildas--Warm up those vocal chords! Girls ages 7-12 and up to 4'9" who have what it takes and want to be in Matilda the musical, are invited to this open audition for girl singers. Those wishing to audition should bring a recent photo and resume (if you have one), sheet music to a musical theatre song, and some comfortable clothes to move in. Equity girls will be seen first, then Non-Equity. Candidates must be 4'0" or shorter to audition for the role of Matilda.

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine Presents Knightwatch Medieval Children’s Slumber Party - Cathedral of St. John the Divine
Through October 12, 2013 - Upper West Side

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine will host Knightwatch Medieval, an overnight experience designed for children ages 6-12, on Friday, Oct. 11 at 6:30pm at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, located at 1047 Amsterdam Ave. (at 112th Street), Manhattan. Knightwatch Medieval offers a blend of education, fun, and fantasy under the roof of the world’s largest Gothic cathedral. The sleepover transports children and chaperones back in time to the age of storybook kings, princesses, and knights. Within the walls of the candle-lit Cathedral, children will engage in a scavenger hunt led by a court jester, celebrate with medieval dancing and singing, and create theme-based art projects including clay gargoyles and brass rubbings. At the close of the evening, a resident storyteller will lull participants to sleep under the arches of the Nave. The experience ends with a continental breakfast ending at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 12th. Additional slumber parties are scheduled for May 30th and June 6th. Tickets are available for $135 per person. For further information or to purchase tickets please visit http://www.stjohndivine.org/departments_nightwatch.html.

Third Annual Morris-Jumel Mansion Culture and Arts Festival - Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum
October 12, 2013 - New York

The MJM CAFé will feature the vibrant music, artistry, crafts and cuisine that make Washington Heights and the neighboring communities of Harlem and Inwood so diverse and dynamic. The CAFé takes place in Roger Morris Park from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and admission is FREE. This year the Grammy and Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda is our the guest of honor! He is writing a new musical about the life of Alexander Hamilton. Where better to perform 3 songs from this work-in-progress than Aaron Burr's former residence? He will be accompanied by Tony-winning orchestrator and musical director Alex Lacamoire. Mr. Miranda will perform at 1:30PM, following the performance he and the cast will also participate in an audience talk-back session. Restaurants and food vendors will include Tea by Tiffany, Chef Rafael Palomino, Sassy Sweets and Strokos. The day will also be filled with a diverse array of performances, including: 11am – Underworld Productions Opera 11:30am – Organic Magnetics Theater Performance 12:30pm – Joy Leftow Poetry 1pm – Bobby Gonzalez Storytelling 1:30pm – Performance of selections from "The Hamilton Mix-Tape" 2:30pm – Reenactor Rich Bala Colonial Songs 2pm – 4pm – Rich Marotta "Up-Close" Magic 3pm – Concerts in the Kitchen Classical Music 3:30pm – Yael Acher Jazz Duo 4pm – 6pm – The Harlem Swing Dance Society (Lesson and Social)

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.

New York Comic Con - Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
Through October 13, 2013 - New York

New York Comic Con, coming to Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, is the East Coast's biggest and most exciting popular culture convention. This year's guests will include Gillian Anderson, William Shatner, Sylvester Stallone, Grace Chloe Moretz, Felicia Day of The Guild, and comics celebrities Adam Hughes, David Finch and Kieron Gillen.

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.

2013 OHNY Weekend - Various Locations
Through October 13, 2013 - New York

To celebrate the city's architecture and design, the 11th Annual openhousenewyork Weekend will once again unlock the city, allowing New Yorkers and tourists alike free access hundreds of sites talks, tours, performances and family activities in neighborhoods throughout the five boroughs. From private residences and historic landmarks, to hard hat tours and sustainable skyscrapers, OHNY gives you rare access into the extraordinary architecture that defines New York City, while introducing you to the people who make the city a vibrant and sustainable place to live, work, and play. Visit website for more information.

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.

A (micro) history of world economics, danced - La MaMa's Ellen Stewart Theatre
Through October 13, 2013 - New York

Conceived at the height of the European economic crisis, A (micro) history of world economics, danced explores our collective economic history over centuries of time. Created with and circulating around the lives of anonymous, locally sourced performers – a ballet of raw bodies share their own histories in the larger history of economics – tall, short, young, old, of different ethnicities and ancestry on stage as one community to make meaning of a crisis. Fri Oct 11 – 7:30pm ; Sat Oct 12 – 2:30 & 7:30pm With talkback following 7:30pm performance; Sun Oct 13 – 2:30pm. Tickets: $20 General / $15 Students & Seniors . More Info: http://www.ps122.org/a-micro-history/

Kenny Barron Platinum Band - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center
Through October 13, 2013 - New York

With Kenny Barron, piano; Marcus Strickland, alto saxophone; Miles Okazaki, guitar; Kiyoshi Kitagawa, bass; and Lee Pearson, drums.

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.

Janis Brenner & Dancers: Artistic Throughlines, Global Connections - 92nd Street Y
Through October 13, 2013 - New York

This series features the "meticulous artistry" of Janis Brenner and her full company in The Mind-Stuff Variations and Trilogy, and guest work from former or current company members, including Kyla Barkin, Kun-Yang Lin, Helena Franzen and Lilja Ruriksdottir.

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.

DanceMotion USA - Brooklyn Academy of Music
Through October 13, 2013 - Brooklyn

A master storyteller of human dramas both great and small, New York-based choreographer Doug Varone creates work attuned to all manner of experience -- from the still and intimate to the volatile and explosive. In this special engagement, Varone and his company are joined by a partnering troupe from South America (to be announced) to celebrate their homecoming from the third season of DanceMotion USA (SM), a joint initiative produced by BAM and the US Department of State to showcase contemporary American dance abroad.

Open House - Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art
Through October 13, 2013 - Staten Island

Free Admission to the Museum. Activities on Saturday October 12th include a Shakuhachi Flute Concert by Gerland Starlight and on Suday, October 13th there will be a screening of Silent Holy Stones.

Dance Gallery Festival - Ailey Citigroup Theater
Through October 13, 2013 - New York

VON USSAR danceworks presents the 7th Annual Dance Gallery Festival, featuring original works from emerging and renowned choreographers from around the country in three performance programs. The Dance Gallery Festival will perform on Friday, October 11 at 7:30pm and Sunday, October 13 at 3pm. The Dance Gallery UP Close will perform on Saturday, October 12 at 7:30pm. Level UP will perform on Sunday, October 13 at 7pm. Tickets are $20 ($15 for students with valid ID and seniors) and are available at www.smarttix.com or by phone at 212-868-4444. As part of Dance Gallery Festival's continued mission to find up-and-coming choreographic talent at the national level, the festival continues, Level UP, which serves as a performance showcase for three talented dance companies/choreographers that are ready to advance to the next level in the development and promotion of their work. Each company will receive 25 minutes of performance time at the prestigious Ailey Citigroup Theater and a small stipend. This year's Level UP performance on Sunday, October 13 at 7pm will include MARCUS JARRELL WILLIS (New York), LAUREN EDSON (Idaho), and ENZO CELLI - CELLI CONTEMPORARY BALLET (Italy).

Free Tour Guide Talk: 'Launching Into History: Project Mercury' - Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Through October 13, 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 October 13, 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.

'Peter Pan' - The New Victory Theater
Through October 13, 2013 - Times Square

With no green tights in sight, this wild and unlikely version of "Peter Pan" lands on the New Victory stage with a dream ensemble via the brilliant imagination of Sydney's Belvoir. Aided by a bit of fairy dust, ingenious stage magic and lots of happy thoughts, the Darlings explore J.M. Barrie's Neverland as their bedroom becomes a lagoon full of mermaids, a pirate ship at sea and a cove overrun with lost boys. Under the spell of infectious make-believing, audiences are sure to un-grow up and fly along with them: second star to the right and straight on till morning.

Molly Danger book signing and launch party - JHU Comic books
Through October 13, 2013 - Murray Hill

Sponsored by Jerry's Artarama, Strathmore paper and Artograph inc., Action Lab Entertainment and JHU Comic Books cordially invite you to celebrate the launch of Jamal Igle's Young Adult graphic album series, "Molly Danger." A portion of sales proceeds will be donated to The Hero Initiative, a charity that helps veteran comic creators in times of financial need.

SOMA Fest7: Somatic Movement Arts Festival - Gibney Dance Center
Through October 13, 2013 - New York

SOMAfest7 with ISMETA25 presents a profound opportunity to explore the cutting edge of health, wellness and creativity. We provide people worldwide with the capacity to take their health and creativity into their own hands. SOMAfest is the premier international gathering of influential and inspiring somatic movement professionals dedicated to fostering the art of self-care and mindful movement. About the Workshops – Somatic practices help amplify body-mind awareness and physical performance, cultivating health and creativity. This opportunity provides diverse embodiment tools that help amplify body-mind connection and physical performance, promote injury prevention and recovery, rejuvenate the system, reveal anti-aging benefits and help us reconnect with self. These workshops are key for dancers, actors, writers, musicians, performers, somatic practitioners and all those interested in developing a more profound capacity for self-healing and expression.

Horizons: Perspectives on Psychedelics - Judson Memorial Church
Through October 13, 2013 - New York

Horizons: Perspectives on Psychedelics is an annual forum that examines the role of psychedelics in science, healing, culture and spirituality. In recent years, a growing community of scientists, doctors, artists, activists, seekers and scholars have orchestrated a renaissance in psychedelic thought and practice. Horizons brings together the brightest minds and the boldest voices of this movement to share their research, insights and dreams for the future. Our venue is Judson Memorial Church, a 19th century national landmark on Washington Square Park in the heart of Greenwich Village. Horizons Media, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) educational not-for- profit charity led by Kevin Balktick, Neal M. Goldsmith, Ph.D. and James Vasile, Esq. Info & tickets: horizonsnyc.org Email: [email protected] Facebook group: facebook.com/HorizonsConference Facebook event: facebook.com/events/371350799635392 Twitter: twitter.com/horizonsconf

Bear Mountain Cruises - Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises - (Circle Line 42nd Street)
Through October 14, 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.

Chocolate Factory Tours & Grand Opening at Fascia's Chocolates - Fascia's Chocolates
Through October 14, 2013 - Waterbury

Family-owned and founded Fascia’s is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Visitors can take a behind the scenes factory tour of Fascia’s or choose the unique hands-on experience of creating their own chocolate bar. Festivities to include: free samples of Fascia’s chocolates, gelato and sorbet, plus raffle prizes awarded daily. Reservations not needed but recommended.

Gone Batty! Live Bat Encounter - The New York Botanical Garden
Through October 14, 2013 - Bronx

Meet a Big Brown Bat from North America and come face-to-face with the largest bat in the world, the Gigantic Flying Fox of Malaysia. Find out how to help protect these unique mammals. Rob Mies, conservation biologist, bat expert, author, and executive director of the Organization for Bat Conservation, shares information concerning the benefits of bats, the need for their conservation, and what can be done to help these unique mammals. He invites everyone to step into the mysterious world of bats and explore their benefits, habitats, and nocturnal strategies. batconservation.org. At the Clay Family Picnic Pavilions.

Build a Biome at the Maritime Explorium! - The Maritime Explorium
Through October 14, 2013 - Port Jefferson

Recycle our water bottles and grow something green to help keep the atmosphere clean.

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 [email protected] 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.

Lar Lubovitch Dance Company - Joyce Theater
Through October 20, 2013 - New York

The Lar Lubovitch Dance Company celebrates its 45th anniversary with two programs of works spanning more than 40 years.

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.

Empire Drive-In - New York Hall of Science
Through October 20, 2013 - Flushing Meadows, Queens

Empire Drive-In Live show/movies showing October 4 – 6, 10 – 13 & 16 – 20, 2013 Experience a new kind of drive-in movie theater. Climb in and out of cars reclaimed from local junkyards as you watch a live show or films projected on a 40-foot screen in NYSCI's parking lot. Show and films: Fee TBD. Installation open and free with NYSCI admission.

Empire Drive-In - New York Hall of Science
Through October 20, 2013 - Corona

Experience a new kind of drive-in movie theater. Climb in and out of cars reclaimed from local junkyards as you watch a live show or film projected on a big screen. Car not required. Installation is open daily. Live show/movies showing October 4 – 6, 10 – 13 & 16 – 20, 2013 with a nightly slide show by Stephen Mallon. Empire Drive-In is a large-scale multimedia installation and full-scale outdoor theater made of reclaimed and recycled materials: a 40-foot screen and concession stand; seating in cars sourced from local junkyards; and low-power radio sound in each vehicle. The project debuted at the 01SJ Biennial in San Jose, Calif. in 2010. NYSCI presents the New York debut of Empire Drive-In in collaboration with artists Todd Chandler and Jeff Stark, who will construct the massive installation in NYSCI's parking lot as a vehicle for community engagement and homage to a special and lost platform that reflects on car culture, technological obsolescence, creative reuse, and sensory-based nostalgia. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Audience members are invited to sit inside or on top of any of the 60 different cars and trucks that are part of the installation. A small number of lawn chairs will also be provided. Ticket holders are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets from home to make their viewing experience more comfortable. Empire Drive-In shows are held rain or shine, however, extreme weather may result in cancellation. In the unlikely event of extreme weather, check NYSCI's Facebook Twitter, or website after 4 pm on day of show for up-to-date info regarding cancellations. Refunds will be administered via Eventbrite. The End of the Road: Cars and Other Junk with Greg Saunier's Keyboard Army Friday, October 4; 7 – 11 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm) $15 Presented by the Museum of the Moving Image and Todd Chandler and Jeff Stark 7 pm: A slide show of drive-in themed photos by Stephen Mallon 7:15 pm: Short films (TBD) 7:40 pm: Three silent shorts scored by Greg Saunier with drums, live car percussion, and 30 Casio keyboard players. The silent shorts include: One Week starting Buster Keaton, One A.M. starring Charlie Chaplin, and Kid Speed starring Oliver Hardy. 8:40 pm: Intermission 9 pm: Feature Film (TBD) Empire Drive-In is a large-scale multimedia installation and full-scale outdoor theater made of reclaimed and recycled materials: a 40-foot screen and concession stand; seating in cars sourced from local junkyards; and low-power radio sound in each vehicle. The project debuted at the 01SJ Biennial in San Jose, Calif. in 2010. NYSCI presents the New York debut of Empire Drive-In in collaboration with artists Todd Chandler and Jeff Stark, who will construct the massive installation in NYSCI's parking lot as a vehicle for community engagement and homage to a special and lost platform that reflects on car culture, technological obsolescence, creative reuse, and sensory-based nostalgia. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Audience members are invited to sit inside or on top of any of the 60 different cars and trucks that are part of the installation. A small number of lawn chairs will also be provided. Ticket holders are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets from home to make their viewing experience more comfortable. Empire Drive-In shows are held rain or shine, however, extreme weather may result in cancellation. In the unlikely event of extreme weather, check NYSCI's Facebook Twitter, or website after 4 pm on day of show for up-to-date info regarding cancellations. Refunds will be administered via Eventbrite. The End of the Road: Cars and Other Junk with Greg Saunier's Keyboard Army Friday, October 4; 7 – 11 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm) $15 Presented by the Museum of the Moving Image and Todd Chandler and Jeff Stark 7 pm: A slide show of drive-in themed photos by Stephen Mallon 7:15 pm: Short films (TBD) 7:40 pm: Three silent shorts scored by Greg Saunier with drums, live car percussion, and 30 Casio keyboard players. The silent shorts include: One Week starting Buster Keaton, One A.M. starring Charlie Chaplin, and Kid Speed starring Oliver Hardy. 8:40 pm: Intermission 9 pm: Feature Film (TBD) Bollywood Bash Saturday, October 5; 7 – 11 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm) $15 Presented by the Queens Museum 7 pm: A slide show of drive-in themed photos by Stephen Mallon/DJ spins 7:30 pm: Bollywood dance lesson with actress, dancer and choreographer Reena Shah 8 pm: Bollywood feature film (TBD) A Samuel Z. Arkoff Double Feature Sunday, October 6; 7 – 10 pm (Doors open at 5:30 pm) $15 Presented by Light Industry A double feature tribute to producer Samuel Z. Arkoff, the low-budget mogul who oversaw more than 400 films. Arkoff made the drive-in the premiere destination for teenagers in search of cheap thrills in the 50s, 60s and 70s. 6 pm: TBD 7 pm: A slide show of drive-in themed photos by Stephen Mallon 7:15 pm: Reptilicus, a film about a fictional prehistoric reptile 8:50 pm: Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine starring Vincent Price and Frankie Avalon Animation Flip Out Thursday, October 10; 5 – 9 pm (Doors open at 5:30 pm) $10 Presented by NYSCI with Thomas Slathes and Tammy Arnstein 6 pm: Demonstrations of projectors and film splicing; flip book activity 6:45 pm: TBD 7:45 pm: TBD The Space Between: Public, Private, Borders, Edges Friday, October 11; 7 – 11 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm) $15 Short Films Presented by Rooftop Films 7 pm: A slide show of drive-in themed photos by Stephen Mallon 7:15 pm: Rooftop Films shorts including The Mechanicals directed by Leon Ford, City of Cranes directed by Eva Weber, filmmaker Todd Bieber's Found: Lost Pictures of New York Blizzard, The Commoners by directors Penny Lane and Jessica Bardsley, Dr. Breakfast by director Stephen P. Neary, The External World by director David O'Reilly, Welcome to Pine Point by directors Paul Shoebridge and Michael Simons, collectively known as The Goggles, and Ich Bin's. Helmut (It's me. Helmut) directed by Nicolas Steiner. Teenage Wasteland: Double Feature Saturday, October 12; 7 – 11 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm) $15 Programmed by Todd Chandler and Jeff Stark

Global Energy – The Musical - Stepping Stones Museum
Through October 20, 2013 - Norwalk

Created by Stepping Stones Museum for Children and Child's Play Touring Theater, Global Energy – The Musical is an interactive, musical, multimedia, funny and engaging look at energy and conservation. A limited engagement production. Made possible by Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund and Energize Connecticut.

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

Join ornithologist Paul Sweet as he leads walks through the woods and fields of Central Park to observe the varied bird species passing through New York City during the fall migration. Birder field observation cards included. A note about bird walks: Be sure to bring a pair of binoculars and wear comfortable shoes. Please note, these walks are over an hour long with steps, slopes, and wood-chip paths. Walks start across from the Museum on the northeast corner of Central Park West and 77th Street. Walks are limited to 15 people per series. For more information, call the AMNH Bird Walk Hotline at 212-313-7579.

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.

Add Art to Your October at Agora Gallery - Agora Gallery
Through October 24, 2013 - New York

Agora has a treat in store for any lover of art this October. In Reverie of Form presents the work of artists who are able to give physical shape and presence to their unique perception and the insights it gives them into the world around us. The work in Elements of Abstraction both entices and challenges with its meticulous yet exciting investigation into the hidden layers of human experience and observation. In Beyond Borders: an Exhibition of Fine Art From Canada the charm and the sincerity of contemporary Canadian art is displayed in a series of works which range in subject matter, style and medium yet share the ability to move and intrigue. The exhibitions begin on October 4, 2013 and run until October 24, 2013. The opening reception takes place on October 10, 2013, 6-8PM. Entrance is free and art lovers are enthusiastically encouraged to attend. Featured Artists: In Reverie of Form Sunrise | Michael Delaney | Pepa Martinez | Mina Novian | Maurizio Yorck Beyond Borders: an Exhibition of Fine Art From Canada Ariane Blais | Mairi Budreau | Anne-Marie Crosby | Jacques Descoteaux | Tania Doucet | John Loveday Freeman | Jessica JCK | Anna Narday | Eric Oberhauser | David Rolandeau Elements of Abstraction TA ("Trygve Amundsen") | Daniel Anderson | Christopher Colon | Sarah Doherty Heinrichs | Elena Kozhevnikova | Chaya Kupperman | Raúl Lara Naranjo | Hoyun Lee | Ann Manie | Allan Raider | Zeina Nader Selwan | Brady Steward | Tom Stewart | Graeme Swanson | Sandy Tippett

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.

Haunted House - Darkness Rising
Through October 27, 2013 - Massapequa

A terrifyingly great haunt with fantastic special effects. Parents please use discretion when taking young children. Call before visiting. The proceeds are donated to charity.

Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Garden - The New York Botanical Garden
Through October 27, 2013 - Bronx

Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Garden pays homage to hanami, the traditional custom of enjoying the delicate beauty of flowers, with extensive floral displays of Japanese anemones, toad lilies, resurrection lilies, camellias, tea olives, and carefully trained chrysanthemums. The chrysanthemum, kiku in Japanese, is the most celebrated of all Japanese fall-flowering plants, and hundreds of meticulously trained kiku will be on display in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. Stroll the grounds to explore a Japanese tree tour and enjoy haiku in the perennial garden. Special weekend events spotlight the arts of bonsai and ikebana, as well taiko drumming, and celebrate the importance of flowers in Japanese culture. All-Garden Pass also includes admission to the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, Everett Children's Adventure Garden, Rock Garden, and Tram Tour. October 5-27 (including Columbus Day).

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.

'Little Red Riding Hood' - Galli Theater
Through October 27, 2013 - Midtown West

Little Red Riding Hood sets out through the forest to visit her granny. But who is in granny's bed when she gets there? Can Little Red Riding Hood out fox the wolf? Ages 4 and older.

F&W Schmitt Fall Family Fun - F&W Schmitt Family Farm
Through October 27, 2013 - Melville

The F&W Schmitt Family Farm’s Fall Family Fun Time is back for its 19th fall season. Come enjoy the fall and continue your family tradition or start a new one. Pick your own pumpkins, enjoy rides and slides, walk through the haunted mansion, and explore Gladiators in the 7-acre corn maze. Other features include free hayrides, farm animals, pony rides, and Long Island’s largest straw pyramid. The farm and pumpkin stand is open 7 days a week, and field trips are also available (call for info).

'A GIRL WITHOUT WINGS' A contemporary riff on an Andean myth, in which a lonely condor lures a shepherd girl into the skies -- a play for all ages - IATI Theater
Through October 27, 2013 - New York

A contemporary riff on an Andean myth, "A Girl Without Wings" by Jason Williamson, directed by Kathleen Amshoff, is an object theater piece telling the story of a lonely condor who falls in love with a spirited shepherd girl. The play is based on a folktale of the Quechua speaking communities of Ecuador and Peru. IATI Theater and Dramatic Adventure Theatre will present the piece October 4 to 27, 2013 as the first production in IATI's newly-renovated facility at 64 East Fourth Street. The piece, a fable for all ages, is recommended for audiences aged 8 to 108. The production is supported by the Jim Henson Foundation.

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.

LI Arts & Crafts Free Trial Tuesdays - Basketworks
Through October 29, 2013 - Syosset

LI Arts & Crafts is the newest afterschool art sensation to hit the town! Kids will learn to work with a wide variety of exciting mediums of art such as: paint and draw, mosaics, decoupage, fun with food, sculpture, collage and more. Children will learn the foundation of art in a fun, safe & nurturing environment. The goal is for each child to learn something new, get a little messy, & have a lot of fun! This October, we are offering free trial Tuesdays, where students will have the opportunity to come to a free trial of class, and find out what everyone is talking about! You must call to reserve your spot, limited spacing available!

'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.

Art & Science Sundays on The Science Barge - The Science Barge
Through October 31, 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. Oct. 6: Sunday, Buggy Sunday; Oct. 13: Grow & Go Take-Home Garden Workshop; Oct. 20: Real Deal Fish Printing; Oct. 27: Jack-O-Lantern Painting. For more info, visit groundworkhv.org, or call 914-375-2151. Art & Science Sundays are generously sponsored by the Junior League of Bronxville.

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).

Teacher in the Library - The Field Library
Through October 31, 2013 - Peekskill

Mystified by math? Puzzled by a project? Homework help is here! Stop in and see a certified teacher. Homework help is available the following Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays: October 1, 3, 7, 8, 10, 15, 17, 21, 22, 24, 28, and 29. Check out the library's FROG BLOG for more programs and information at fieldkids.wordpress.com.

Annual Halloween Model Train Show - Lasdon Park Arboretum & Veterans Memorial
Through October 31, 2013 - Katonah

The main house and grounds will be decorated for Halloween, complete with a "haunted" model train layout. Admission fees benefit the Conservatory project. Oct. 12-13, 19-20, and 26-27; 11am-3:30pm.

Rockin' Little Monsters - Long Island Children's Museum
Through October 31, 2013 - Garden City

�Rock out� this October in the Museum's Inner Lobby. Come create a special little monster using your imagination and a variety of little bits and pieces. Through October 31.

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

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 Oct. 31.

Gold Coast Mansion Tour - Sands Point Preserve
Through October 31, 2013 - Sands Point

Step back into a time of opulence when prominent families built great mansions and large estates on Long Island's Gold Coast. Take a guided tour of Falaise, one of the few intact historic Gold Coast houses. Purchase tickets at the Preserve Entrance Booth. No children under 10. Call for more information.

J.A.Z. - Jewish Activity Zone - Chabad of the Rivertowns
Through October 31, 2013 - Dobbs Ferry

A unique pre-school enrichment program geared for 3- and 4-year-olds. The program involves engaging, hands-on activities that foster creativity in a warm and nurturing environment. Mini Chefs, Ceramics, Fitness and Yoga with Elissa, Music with Michelle of Kids Co-motion, Art, and more. 3:30-5pm, Oct. 8, 15, 22, and 29.

Haunted House - Darkness Rising
Through October 31, 2013 - Massapequa

A terrifyingly great haunt with fantastic special effects. Parents: Please use discretion when taking young children. The proceeds are donated to charity.

Blooming Naturalists - Prospect Park Audubon Center
Through October 31, 2013 - Flatbush

Kids explore the natural beauty of Prospect Park with a park naturalist.

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.

Free Thursday Night! - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through October 31, 2013 - Crown Heights

Visit the Museum for free every Thursday during October. Free hours start at 3:00pm and lasts until 5:00pm.

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.

Magician Philip Klipper Will Astound You! - Ciao! Restaurant
Through October 31, 2013 - Eastchester

Every Thursday from 6-8pm, Magician Philip Klipper will astound and delight the whole family with his incredible sleight of hand during dinner. October 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31.

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.

Family Fondue Sundays - The Melting Pot of White Plains
Through October 31, 2013 - White Plains

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

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.

Magic Mondays - Magician Philip Klipper Will Astound You! - Rudy's Restaurant
Through October 31, 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. October 7, 14, 21, and 28.

Free Crafts Saturdays - Straight A's
Through October 31, 2013 - White Plains

Every Saturday Straight A's invites kids of all ages to enjoy free arts and crafts. Drop in any time between 1-3pm, no reservation necessary. Oct. 5: Fall Fingerpainting Fun; Oct 12: Decorate the Seasons of an Apple Tree; Oct. 26: Special Halloween Celebration - create a Color-Changing Jack-O-Lantern, Shape Witch, and a Hanging Bat for your home decorations.

Halloween Hayride Spooktacular - Stew Leonard's Yonkers
Through October 31, 2013 - Yonkers

Take a 15-minute family-friendly hayride through a course of vignettes, including scenes of popular movie and television characters, traditional holiday settings, and a musical light show. Through October 31.

Halloween Hay Bale Theater - Stew Leonard's Yonkers
Through October 31, 2013 - Yonkers

Every Friday night in October, the Garden Center is transformed into a Hay Bale Theater to show a free children's Halloween-themed movie. The movies will be shown on Oct. 4, Oct. 11, Oct. 18, and Oct. 25. For movie titles and additional information, please see in-store. The movies begin at 7pm, with seating opening at 6:30pm. Tickets may be picked up on a first-come, first-served basis at Customer Service the Saturday before each show. Free refreshments are served. In case of inclement weather, the movie will be shown in the Stew Leonard's conference room. Note: the conference room has limited space, and seating will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

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.

Haunted Laser Tag - Lazerland of LI
Through October 31, 2013 - Commack

Every Weekend in October there will be unlimited Haunted Laser Tag and an Unlimited Dodge Ball special. October 4- October 31.

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.

Luna Park's Halloween Harvest - Luna Park
Through October 31, 2013 - Brooklyn

Luna Park's Halloween Harvest will take place very weekend in October, in addition to Monday, Oct. 14, Columbus Day. The park will be decorated to the nines with kid-friendly decorations and costumed characters. Families can paint pumpkins together, enjoy seasonal food and beverage and guess the size of Luna Park's giant pumpkin to win cool prizes. As an added treat, sweets will be distributed within the park including family favorites like Welch's Fruit Snacks and Sour Jacks. Luna Park is home to the world famous Cyclone Roller Coaster and has over 28 rides, games and attractions for all ages to enjoy!

Long Island Arts & Crafts - Holiday Workshop @ Marios
Through October 31, 2013 - Plainview

The Holidays are around the corner! Beginning this month, Gingerbread Holiday Workshop is now taking reservations for private groups, for the month of December. You pick the day and time. Children will decorate a gingerbread house with delicious icing and sugar coated candies, followed by a pizza party! The cost is $35 per child, including all supplies and pizza.

The Haunt at Rocky Ledge - Rocky Ledge Swimming Assn.
Through October 31, 2013 - West Harrison

Do you seek out adrenaline-filled experiences? Enjoy being scared and thrilled? In its fourth terrifying year, The Haunt at Rocky Ledge continues to shock and frighten brave visitors. Go if you dare to experience a variety of spooky adventures, including two thrilling haunted houses, a haunted trail in the woods, chilling corn field, and multiple hair-raising walk-throughs. This will be a frightening experience you will not soon forget! After a nightmarish experience, you can stop by the snack bar to satisfy your adrenaline-spiked appetite. The Haunt haunt runs Fridays Oct. 11, 18, and 25 at 8pm, Saturdays and Sundays Oct. 12-13, 19-20, and 26-27 at 7pm. Parking is free. Officially appropriate for ages 9 and older, but use your child's temperament as a guide. The Haunt at Rocky Ledge is located one mile up the road from the Stop & Shop in North White Plains on Old Orchard Street.

The Legend Behind the 'Legend' - Washington Irving's Sunnyside
Through October 31, 2013 - Tarrytown

During October, Sunnyside celebrates its connection to Washington Irving's classic tale, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." A daytime visit to Sunnyside is the perfect prelude to an evening at the Blaze, Horseman's Hollow, or Irving's "Legend." Irving's fascinating home - a colorful blend of architectural styles - will showcase numerous objects related to Irving's famous story. Visitors on Saturday and Sunday can enjoy a shadow puppet performance of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and experience one of Irving's spooky tales on a walk through the woods.

Midnight Moment: A Digital Gallery Featuring graphic designer and filmmaker, Andrew Sloat - Times Square
Through October 31, 2013 - Times Square

October’s Midnight Moment will feature 1st Amendment (excerpts) by graphic designer and filmmaker Andrew Sloat. The show reminds visitors of Times Square’s strong identity as the nation’s “town square.” Midnight Moment is the largest coordinated effort in history by the sign operators in Times Square to display synchronized, cutting-edge creative content on electronic billboards and newspaper kiosks throughout Times Square every night, The video will premiere just before midnight on Tuesday, October 1st, and play every night throughout October from 11:57 p.m.–midnight. 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 by AIGA/NY and Times Square Arts. The AIGA/NY invited a select group of New York designers to submit videos for the October Midnight Moment. Andrew Sloat's video was ultimately selected for its content, approach, and distinctive execution. Using analogue techniques, Sloat focuses on the key elements of Times Square: color, words, and movement, with excerpts from the U.S. Constitutional First Amendment literally spelled out.

Midnight Moment: A Digital Gallery Featuring graphic designer and filmmaker, Andrew Sloat - Times Square
Through October 31, 2013 - New York

October’s Midnight Moment will feature 1st Amendment (excerpts) by graphic designer and filmmaker Andrew Sloat, which reminds visitors of Times Square’s strong identity as the nation’s “town square.” Midnight Moment is the largest coordinated effort in history by the sign operators in Times Square to display synchronized, cutting-edge creative content on electronic billboards and newspaper kiosks throughout Times Square every night. The video will premiere just before midnight on Tuesday, October 1st, and play every night throughout October from 11:57 p.m.–midnight. 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 by AIGA/NY and Times Square Arts. The AIGA/NY invited a select group of New York designers to submit videos for the October Midnight Moment. Andrew Sloat's video was ultimately selected for its content, approach, and distinctive execution. Using analogue techniques, Sloat focuses on the key elements of Times Square: color, words, and movement, with excerpts from the U.S. Constitutional First Amendment literally spelled out.

Brick-or-Treat at LEGOLAND Discovery Center - LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester
Through October 31, 2013 - Yonkers

A ghoulishly good time is brewing at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester with Brick-or-Treat, beginning Oct. 12 and running through Oct. 31. Little ghosts and mummies are invited for a spook-tacular experience at the attraction in Westchester's Ridge Hill, Yonkers. This is the first Halloween at LEGOLAND Discovery Center. Kids will love the Halloween spin on their favorite activities, and parents are invited to participate in their Halloween costumes as well. Guests who wear their Halloween costumes will receive $3 off the price of walk-up admission -- including adults. Children are invited to brick-or-treat for LEGO bricks around the Center and collect enough bricks to create a special jack-o-lantern figure to take home (while supplies last). In addition to all their favorite LEGOLAND Discovery Center activities, guests can create their own LEGO monsters to populate Monster Town, as well as learn how to build a LEGO scarecrow at the Master Builder Academy. Guests are reminded to keep their eyes peeled for hidden monsters throughout the MINILAND scavenger hunt, and can enter to win a family four-pack of annual passes. All activities taking place during brick-or-treat are included in the price of admission to LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester. About LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester is a $12 million, 32,300-square-foot indoor attraction featuring more than 3 million LEGO bricks, geared towards children ages 3-10 and their families. Its range of educational and interactive attractions will include hands-on play areas, a 4D cinema, master classes led by Master Model Builders, two LEGO amusement rides, special party rooms, and MINILAND. To purchase tickets and annual passes, or for more information, visit legolanddiscoverycenter.com/westchester.

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.

Haunted House - Adventureland's Nightmare on the Midway
Through November 02, 2013 - Farmingdale

Debuting in October 2013, Adventureland's Nightmare on the Midway will be the premiere haunted destination on Long Island. It is an admission-based event. The premier ticket gives guests access to all rides and all four haunted attractions in the park. Parents please use discretion and call before visiting with small children.

Irving's Legend - Philipsburg Manor/Old Dutch Church
Through November 02, 2013 - Sleepy Hollow

Master storyteller Jonathan Kruk offers a dramatic reading of Washington Irving's classic tale, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." featuring the Headless Horseman, Ichabod Crane, Brom Bones, and Katrina Van Tassel. Flavored with live spooky organ music by Jim Keyes. Event takes place at the Old Dutch Church, just across the street from Philipsburg Manor. Oct. 5-6, 11-13, 18-20, 25-27 Nov. 1-2. Admission for this 45-minute performance by timed ticket only, which must be purchased in advance at hudsonvalley.org.

Scared by the Sound Haunted House - 2305 Crompond Road (Route 202)
Through November 02, 2013 - Cortlandt Manor

For 2013 Scared by the Sound has moved from its prior location at Playland Amusement Park in Rye. The haunt is now located at 2305 Crompond Road (Route 202) in Cortlandt Manor. Just 3 miles west of the Taconic Parkway (near the Yorktown border), the new 13,000-square-foot Haunted House is now completely indoors. Experience the Crypt Walk, Haunted Wine Cellar, Creepy Morgue, Tunnels of Doom, plus the all new Zombie Zone, and much, much more! Note: although children under 12 years are allowed entry when accompanied by an adult, the event is not recommended for children under age 8. Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in October and November 1-2. For more information, call 1-877-SCARY-FUN.

Horseman's Hollow 2013 - Philipsburg Manor
Through November 02, 2013 - Sleepy Hollow

Taking the tale of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow to its darkest extremes, Horseman's Hollow returns for a third year of highly entertaining haunted mayhem, now expanded by popular demand to 13 evenings. Philipsburg Manor transforms into a terrifying landscape ruled by the undead, the evil, and the insane. Visitors begin walking a haunted trail, stumbling upon scary scenes of a town driven mad by the Headless Horseman. The Hollow's unfortunate inhabitants are all too ready to keep visitors from ever leaving. Creatures, human and otherwise, lurk in the shadows, ready to terrify the unsuspecting, while incredible special effects disorient and unsettle. Elaborate costumes and the work of award-wining feature-film makeup artists make it all too real. Those who survive the trail must still negotiate a twisted maze of horrors too terrible to describe, only to end up in the lair of the Horseman where a party is being thrown in his honor. Heads will definitely roll...maybe even your own! Attracting widespread media attention including a feature on CBS national news, this event is NOT suitable for small children or the timid, but it is one of Westchester's premier haunted attractions, right in the heart of the village of Sleepy Hollow. WARNING: This event is NOT suitable for adults who are claustrophobic, have heart or respiratory conditions, are prone to seizures, or have other chronic health conditions. Recommended for ages 10 and older. October 5-6, 11-12, 18-20, 25-27; November 1-2. All admissions are by timed ticket only, which must be purchased in advance at hudsonvalley.org.

Haunted Mansion of Melville - F&W Schmitt Family Farm
Through November 02, 2013 - Melville

The F&W Schmitt Family Farm?s Haunted Mansion of Melville is back for its 19th fall season. Get spooked by the ghouls and goblins at the Haunted Mansion, the Haunted Nighttime Corn Maze, and their newest attraction, The Experiment. Guests who post photos to Instagram with the hashtag #SchmittsHaunt will be entered to win VIP entry for 10. The farm has a dark and troubling history surrounding a particular doctor who resides there to this day. After a patient gave him a book of ancient texts, strange things began to happen. Murders, otherworldly creatures and bodies in the cornfields are just some of the oddities his ?guests? will see. Worse still, the doctor has a new project called The Experiment, where few test subjects have escaped with all their limbs.

'Hansel and Gretel's Halloween Adventure' - Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre
Through November 02, 2013 - Upper West Side

Hansel and Gretel's Halloween Adventure picks up where the original Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre production leaves off; with the pair's pet swan Samantha flying the children back to their humble home after their wild escapade in the forest. Safely back at home during the Halloween season; Hansel and Gretel experience the most vivid dreams where Central Park and the Belvedere Castle serve as the backdrop for a magical explosion of music, dance and exciting encounters with a host of lovable characters. The brother and sister team once again embark on an adventure where beautiful mermaids, adorable monsters, swashbuckling pirates, charming vampires and a fabulous witch all intertwine for one unforgettable Halloween night in New York City.

Haunted House - Bayville Scream Park
Through November 03, 2013 - Bayville

Every year the doors of the Bay Family Mansion are unlocked. The ghosts and ghouls come out to play. They invade all of Bayville Adventure Park. Bayville Adventure Park transforms into a spooky world of frights and surprises to become Bayville Scream Park. Featuring Bloodworth Haunted Mansion, Uncle Needle's Fun House of Fear, Temple of Terror, Zombie Pirates and Evil in the Woods! There is plenty to do for the younger kids this Halloween season. There are two "not so scary" haunted houses, the pumpkin bounce, the pumpkin patch and the spooky Halloween Express Train and Hay Ride. They can also get great Halloween snacks at the Creepy cafe like candy apples, cotton candy and popcorn and there are still all the regular attractions of the Adventure Park like Spooky Pirate Miniature golf all decorated for Halloween.

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.

Boo at the Zoo - Bronx Zoo
Through November 03, 2013 - Bronx

Celebrate a New York Halloween tradition with safe, family-friendly activities. Annual favorites including a haunted walk-through adventure - The Museum of UnNatural Mysteries - headline the festivities and have been enhanced for this year's Dragons and Dinosaurs theme. Visitors will enjoy magic shows, musical performances, and costume parades in addition to traditional guest favorites including the hay maze, extinction graveyard, carved pumpkin demonstrations, treat stations, and seasonal craft workshops. Attractions and activities embrace the spirit of the season and highlight wildlife like bats, snakes, and nocturnal animals. Note: some activities require an additional fee. Boo at the Zoo activities include: The Museum of UnNatural Mysteries This Museum, created by Dr. B. Zarre, houses a remarkable collection of mysterious creatures, evidence of how the dinosaurs were destroyed, and anomalies collected from earth and space. Dr. B. Zarre has amassed this through years of exploration and adventure, and brought this fascinating "believe it or not" collection as a special exhibition exclusive to the Bronx Zoo. Location: by Somba Village. Time: 11am-5pm. 3-D Carved Pumpkin Demonstrations Professional pumpkin carvers from Sand Sculpture USA will be demonstrating their skill and displaying intricate pumpkin carvings that cannot be missed. Location: Dancing Crane Plaza. Time: 11am-5pm. Costume Parade Visitors can join the enchantment of a Halloween Parade. Hand-made puppets and props built by master costumers will be part of the fun as participants march through the zoo alongside an array of characters from the Alice Farley Dance Company. Location: starts at Zoo Center. Times: 12pm and 2pm. Photos will be available at the end of each performance. Musical Theater: Beasts of the Magical World This puppetry musical tells stories of owls and sorcerers, snakes, komodo dragons and frogs and magic. It was created by acclaimed puppeteer Noel MacNeal of Sesame Street, Bear in the Big Blue House, and numerous Nickelodeon TV series. Puppets were created by Puppet Kitchen of NYC. Music by Jim Camacho. Location: Asia Plaza Theater. Times: 12:30pm, 1:30pm, and 2:30pm. Hay Maze Let yourself get lost at the zoo with a Halloween maze filled with sudden starts, stops and lots of adventure. Location: Butterfly Patio. Time: 11am-5pm. Live Music Gigi and the Lend me a Hand Band will lead zoo audiences on a musical adventure with the Gigi's Dino-mite Prehistoric Party. Audiences will be invited to participate in animal-themed musical performances, songs and dances, and games. Location: Tent by bear exhibit. Times: 11:30am, 1pm, and 3pm. Animal Themed Magic Shows Enjoy a Boo at the Zoo family tradition with remarkable sleight-of-hand and optical illusions from magic man David Levitan. Location: Tent by bear exhibit. Times: 12pm, 2pm, and 4pm. Treat Stations Special locations around the park will help sweeten your visit. Time: 11am-5pm. Crafts Workshop Make a one-of-a-kind kimodo dragon puppet. Location: Dancing Crane Plaza. Time: 11am-4pm. Extinct Animal Graveyard Learn about endangered and extinct animals at this spooky display. Location: Mouse House lawn. Creature Chats Bronx Zoo animal experts celebrate wildlife iconic to Halloween season. Visit bronxzoo.com for full schedule.

Shanghai Glamour: New Women 1910s-40s - Museum of Chinese in America
Through November 03, 2013 - Lower Manhattan

Shanghai Glamour explores the unique allure of early 20th century Shanghai, as represented by women and their fashionable dress. For the first time, exquisite outfits from the China National Silk Museum in Hangzhou, are on exhibit in the United States alongside accessories, posters, lifestyle images, and period images.The exhibition showcases exceptional objects from private collections in New York, passed down from a Shanghai-born grandmother, mother, mother-in-law, or aunt to their descendants in the United States. The Shanghai Glamour narrative circles back to New York, where a number of prominent Shanghai families settled after World War II.

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.

Dean Dempsey - BOSI Contemporary
Through November 07, 2013 - New York

BOSI Contemporary is pleased to present Dean Dempsey's first solo show in New York City. Featuring a new body of work created predominantly while at a residency in Munich, Dempsey expands his oeuvre to incorporate videos and paintings in addition to photography. Eliminating himself as subject, he steps behind the camera lending a voyeuristic eye to his evocative images.

All For One Festival - Cherry Lane Studio Theatre
Through November 09, 2013 - New York City

The All For One Theater Festival is an annual Festival that offers extraordinary solo theater, workshops, and panels to increase awareness and appreciation of the form. Come to see some of the best one-person shows in New York!

Cobi Moules - Bois Just Wanna Have Fun - Lyons Wier Gallery
Through November 09, 2013 - New York

Driven by the desire for adventure and discovery, Cobi Moules set out across America not only to explore the country's natural beauty and diversity, but also to reflect upon his position within it. Moules' study of the grand American landscape quickly conjures up images and iconography from a plethora of historical landscape paintings, most notably mid-19th century American landscape paintings.

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.

The Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze - Van Cortlandt Manor
Through November 11, 2013 - Croton-on-Hudson

The tri-state area's biggest, most exciting, most electrifying Halloween event returns for a whopping 25 nights in 2013! See more than 5,000 individually hand-carved, illuminated Jack O' Lanterns in this elaborate walk-through experience. Meander through an historic, 18th-century riverside landscape and discover a breathtaking display - all made of Jack O' Lanterns! Stroll through the Tunnel O' Pumpkin Love and witness the incredible sight of gourd-filled Jack-in-the-Boxes springing up and bouncing around. See slithering ground snakes, a giant spider web, and go gaga over a collection of shrunken Little Monsters. Gaze in amazement at a towering pumpkin bonfire and a working doomsday grandfather clock. A giant sea serpent adds some hiss to the Undersea Aquarium while comical, squash-eating Venus pumpkin traps sprout in the garden. New additions this year to Blaze's perennially popular 'Jurassic Park' include a pterodactyl and a brontosaurus. Gawk at more Jack O' Lanterns than ever before. Plus, making its debut at this year's Blaze, and featuring more than 20 new works from professional artists, the Museum of Pumpkin Art will be the first ever exhibition space devoted to sculptural works inspired by (but not made from) pumpkins. Tens of thousands of visitors experienced last year's sold-out Blaze. Complete with sound effects, elaborate synchronized lighting and the second volume of a brand-new all-original soundtrack by recording artist Richard Christy, this not-to-be-missed spectacle is the area's most innovative Halloween happening. All admissions are by timed ticket only, which must be purchased in advance. Buy tickets online at hudsonvalley.org or call 914-366-6900. October 5-6, 11-14, 17-20, 24-31; November 1-3, 8-11.

Carousel Rides - Prospect Park Carousel
Through November 11, 2013 - Flatbush

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

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.

Oscar Wilde’s 'The Selfish Giant' - The Players Theatre
Through November 17, 2013 - Greenwich Village

Can the laughter of a child melt the cold heart of a selfish giant? Yes it can! This adaptation of Oscar Wilde's beautiful fairytale will warm the hearts of young and old alike. Take a very special journey inside the mind of Oscar Wilde. Follow him as he leads you into the tale of "The Selfish Giant." Watch as the stage transforms from literally nothing into the magical land of Wilde's imagination. At once you will see the show come to life before your eyes while getting a rare glimpse of the show behind the show. In addition to the one hour musical, the audience receives a special treat - interactive arts workshops prior to the performance. Here the audience learns about the original book and how we turned it into a musical. We discuss the themes of the show and how the arts bring literature to life. Then the kids and their families make a special art project and take it home as a souvenir. Now when they watch the show, they are familiar with the art forms and themes represented in the production. Pre-show Arts Workshop: one hour prior to every performance Dates: October 6 – Nov 17, 2013 Days & Times: Saturdays at 11a and 3p / Sundays at 11a Workshop: One Hour Prior to each Performance (There will be no performance on Sunday, November 3rd) The whole program (pre-show workshop and actual show) is approximately 2 hours long. Online show info: http://www.literallyalive.com/shows/giant.html Tickets $45 for first 4 rows $35 for second 6 rows $25 for all other seats Ticket price includes pre-show arts workshop Tickets can be purchased through Theatremania: https://www.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/927132 or by calling 212-352-3101 or 1-866-811-4111. Tickets may also be purchased at the box office (on the days of the show only).

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 [email protected] for more information.

MoMA Studio: Sound in Space - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through November 24, 2013 - New York

Held in conjunction with the exhibition Soundings: A Contemporary Score, MoMA Studio: Sound in Space is an interactive space open to all ages that explores sound as a material and as a spatial, sensory, immersive experience. Visitors are not just viewers but listeners who activate their experience through awareness of the interplay between environment and sound. The Studio offers drop-in activities and workshops, talks with collaborating artists, and a range of interactive artists' projects that explore how the innovations of technology and the re-envisioning of our own physical ability to make sound change the way we communicate and find creative expression. Participating artists include Christine Sun Kim, Joe McKay, Angel Nevarez and Valerie Tevere, Carmen Papalia, and Scott Snibbe.

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 [email protected] 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 [email protected]

Superman in Tut's Fever Movie Palace - Museum Of The Moving Image
Through November 30, 2013 - Astoria

Enjoy screenings of episodes of classic movie serials in Tut�s Fever Movie Palace, an artwork by Red Grooms and Lysiane Luong that pays homage to the movie palace. Now showing Superman (dir. Spencer Gordon Bennet, Thomas Carr. 1948. With Kirk Alyn, Noel Neill, Carol Forman). Kirk Alyn became the first actor to portray Superman on screen in this successful, action-packedserial. Due to budgetary constraints, all of Superman�s flying sequences were animated. Still, a sequel followed in 1950, and the television series starring George Reeves two years later. Approx. 15 mins. per episode.

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.

Harvest Hay Rides - Beardsley Zoo
Through November 30, 2013 - Bridgeport

Take a hay ride through the zoo. Rides begin at the W.O.L.F. Cabin. Saturday, Sundays and school holidays October 1-November 30.

Adrien de Melo - Valerie Goodman Gallery
Through November 30, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of new works by the French designer Adrien de Melo - his first show in the United States. Grouped under the title "Escaping Gravity," this series of objects and furniture pieces will introduce to an American audience a European designer distinguished by his unexpected use of traditional materials.

Beethoven's Ninth: A Masterpiece Reunited - Morgan Library & Museum
Through December 01, 2013 - New York

As part of the Bicentenary celebrations of the Royal Philharmonic Society, the Morgan will display two historic copyist scores of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, marking the first time they have been brought together since their creation in 1824. The Morgan's presentation offers a rare opportunity to view these united scores of Beethoven's masterpiece, the Society's most famous commission and undoubtedly one of the greatest works of classical music.

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.

Front Row: Chinese American Designers - Museum of Chinese in America
Through December 01, 2013 - Lower Manhattan

Front Row explores the ascent of Chinese American designers who contributed to the shaping of a new American sense of style. New York's Chinese American fashion designers emerged in the 1980s, just as the city was transforming its identity from a garment center into a major fashion capital.The exhibition features iconic outfits from the sixteen designers as well as video interviews. Participating fashion designers include: Thomas Chen, David Chu, Melinda Eng, Jade Lai, Derek Lam, Wayne Lee, Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, Phillip Lim, Mary Ping, Peter Som, Anna Sui, Vivienne Tam, Yeohlee Teng, Zang Toi, Vera Wang, and Jason Wu.

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.

Ultimate Fitness for Kids with Special Needs - 14th Street Y
Through December 07, 2013 - East Village

Ultimate Fitness is a fitness class for kids ages 10-16 who are on the high-functioning end of the autism spectrum and/or have communication and language delays. This eight-week program encourages a supportive atmosphere through a variety of exercises designed to increase physical fitness and promote teamwork. Activities include obstacle courses, exercise circuits, relay races, and fun team games. The 14th Street Y offers weekend programming including sports, swim, Capoeira, music, movement, and art for children with special needs and their families. To learn more or register for the program, contact Amanda at 646-395-4339 or [email protected]

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.

Fall Learn and Play for Pre-schoolers - Suffolk County Farm & Education Center
Through December 12, 2013 - Yaphank

Age-appropriate 1 hour sessions have been designed to accentuate the child/parent learning experience. Mon, Tues and Wed are programs for children ages 15mos-3years. Thursdays classes are for children ages 2-5 and their siblings and Fridays classes are for children aged 3-5. Registration and detailed information pertaining to the classes can be found onliine at ccesuffolk.org (under Farm, Early Childhood). September 30-December 12, 2013.

Buddhas in the Garden: Paintings by Hedy Klineman - Tibet House US Gallery
Through December 12, 2013 - New York

Hedy Klineman's work from the past decade employs vibrant color and spiritual imagery to offer the keen social insight that has marked her forty-year career. The exhibition includes acrylic paintings and silkscreens on canvas and paper. Returning to a familiar face, the ethereal stone Buddha that graced her 1990s oeuvre, Klineman deploys the mystical figure again and again like a mantra, coalescing the collection and adding a calming, meditative presence.

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.

Little Kids Yoga (3-5 yr old) - Salutations Yoga
Through December 16, 2013 - Glenwood Landing

This fun, thematic yoga class stimulates the creativity of preschool-aged children - as well as promotes body awareness and helps develop fine and gross motor skills. Preschoolers learn age-appropriate yoga poses, creative mindfulness techniques, calming breathing exercises, child-friendly guided imagery, and relaxation exercises. Children's music, props and picture books with positive messages are also incorporated into the lessons.

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.

Affordable Care Act Assistance and Registration - Port Chester - Rye Brook Public Library
Through December 18, 2013 - Port Chester

Representatives from Open Door Family Medical Center will be at the Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library on Wednesdays from 9:30am-1pm to answer questions and register patrons for insurance through the Affordable Care Act. Assistance is available in both English and Spanish. The library is located at One Haseco Ave. in Port Chester. For more information, call 914-939-6710 x110.

Yoga for Children with Special Needs (3-4 yr olds) - The Roslyn Theater Company
Through December 19, 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, adaptive 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. RSVP is required. Please call Maria at 516-413-0882 to register.

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.

Battling Boy by Paul Pope - Society of Illustrators
Through December 21, 2013 - New York

Featuring works from Paul Pope's latest book, Battling Boy. In this latest work, Pope tells the story of one kid versus an entire world full of monsters. And the monsters don't stand a chance! A master of gritty sci-fi epics, Pope is known for genre-bending storytelling and frenetic, stylish artwork.

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.

Brooklyn Navy Yard Overview Tour: The Past, The Present, and The Future - Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at Building 92
Through December 31, 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.

Pedro Reyes: The People's UN (pUN) - Queens Museum of Art
Through December 31, 2013 - Queens

Pedro Reyes: The People's UN (pUN) brings together citizen representatives of the 193 member states of the United Nations for mock assemblies and performances which reference the Queens Museum of Art's building's history of hosting the General Assembly of the UN between 1946-1950. pUN will be presented as a counterforce to the UN. Reyes will employ alternative negotiation techniques drawn from radical theater, psychology, marriage counseling, and corporate management consulting as opposed to traditional diplomacy to address foreign relations issues. Humorously format of the UN - caucuses, plenaries, simultaneous translation - pUN will entertain but also inform, and the objects and documents produced will be delivered to the UN in a culminating event. pUN will include both private and public performance sessions under the new massive central skylight.

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.

Artists and Amateurs: Etching in Eighteenth-Century France - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 05, 2014 - New York

Throughout the eighteenth century, a large number of artists -- painters, sculptors, draftsmen, and amateurs -- experimented with etching, a highly accessible printmaking technique akin to drawing. Some, like Antoine Watteau and Francois Boucher, encountered the process within the thriving commerce of the Paris print market. Others, like Jean-Honore Fragonard and Hubert Robert, experimented with the technique during their student years in Rome. Over the course of the century, the free and improvisational aesthetic of the etching process increasingly was embraced, and French artists looked to seventeenth-century masters, such as Rembrandt in the north, and Salvator Rosa and Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione to the south, for inspiration. The expressive potential of the technique was also explored in a more experimental manner by artists like Gabriel de Saint-Aubin and Louis Jean Desprez, who harnessed the inky tonalities of the medium to their personal and idiosyncratic vision. The exhibition will include loans from North American museums and private collections.

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.

Participatory City: 100 Urban Trends from the BMW Guggenheim Lab - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through January 05, 2014 - New York

Participatory City features 100 of the key trends published in the New York, Berlin, and Mumbai editions of 100 Urban Trends: A Glossary of Ideas from the BMW Guggenheim Lab, each illustrated by contributions from a global roster of architects, academics, designers, and artists, as well as from Lab programs and projects. The exhibition will represent the trends in an exclusively digital installation through drawings, sketches, short videos, and renderings.

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.

alt_quilts: Sabrina Gschwandtner, Luke Haynes, Stephen Sollins - American Folk Art Museum
Through January 05, 2014 - New York

This exhibition considers three contemporary artists who are inspired by the history and structure of American quilts but who are neither inhibited, constricted, nor defined by it. Sabrina Gschwandtner, Luke Haynes, and Stephen Sollins are keenly aware that a quilt's very substance -- its remnants, pieces, choices, geometries -- is profoundly laden with meaning. They intentionally seek such emotional and retentive content in their work, oftentimes through ingenious techniques and by using unexpected materials such as 16mm film strips or used Tyvek envelopes. By purposefully reusing experiential elements with relevance to their own lives and times, they exploit the tension inherent in historical quilts between function and significance. The three artists are especially attracted to the rationality and precision of specific quilt patterns that often have illusive qualities - Tumbling Blocks, Log Cabin, Sunshine and Shadow, Double Wedding Ring - examples of which, from the museum's collection, will also be on view.

BODIES REVEALED - Connecticut Science Center
Through January 05, 2014 - Hartford

This exhibition offers visitors an opportunity to see inside carefully preserved anatomical specimens and learn the detailed structure and function of the human body. The Exhibition takes visitors through galleries providing an up-close look inside the skeletal, muscular, reproductive, respiratory, circulatory and other systems of the human body. Many of the whole-body specimens are displayed in athletic poses, allowing the visitor to relate them to everyday activities. In addition, specimens illustrate the damage caused to organs by over-eating and lack of exercise. A healthy lung is featured next to a black lung ravaged by smoking in a vivid comparison more powerful than any textbook image. The human body specimens in the Exhibition are preserved through a revolutionary technique called polymer preservation. In this process, human tissue is permanently preserved using liquid silicone rubber that is treated and hardened. The end result is a rubberized specimen, preserved to the cellular level, showcasing the complexity of the body's many bones, muscles, nerves, blood vessels and organs. The full-body specimens can take more than a year to prepare. September 21-January 5, 2014.

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

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

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.

Rebirth: Recent Work by Mariko Mori - Japan Society
Through January 12, 2014 - New York

Rebirth: Recent Work by Mariko Mori showcases 35 immersive installations, sculptures, drawings, photographs and videos produced by the artist between 2003 and 2012. Mori's first major museum show in the U.S. in 10 years, this exhibition presents her artistic evolution during the last decade, her statement of rebirth in an age of endangered environment and a lost connection between man and nature.

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.

Chris Burden: Extreme Measures - New Museum
Through January 12, 2014 - New York

This expansive presentation of Chris Burden's work marks the first New York survey of the artist and his first major exhibition in the US in over twenty-five years. Occupying the entire Museum and featuring a dynamic installation on the Museum's facade, the exhibition offers an extraordinary opportunity to examine the many ways in which Burden has continuously pushed limits by investigating the breaking point of materials, institutions, and even himself.

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 Chappy - 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.

Industrial Sublime: Modernism and the Transformation of New York's Rivers, 1900-1940 - Hudson River Museum
Through January 17, 2014 - Yonkers

The opening of the Erie Canal in 1825 assured the Hudson River a vital role in the evolution of what would become New York City into the nation's industrial and financial powerhouse - its "Empire City." The same year, artist Thomas Cole was "discovered," setting in motion a tradition of painting that transformed American art, much as the Erie Canal was rapidly transforming the landscape. For the most part, artists ignored the industrialization of the region; Cole was a strong proponent of the British traditions of the sublime and the beautiful, and his melding of these romantic ideals to direct observation of nature became the mainstay of American landscape in the mid-19th century. The ideal expressed in thousands of Hudson River School canvases from the 1820s through the turn of the century constituted a moving vocabulary many artists clung to, even decades after the reality of the landscape had changed. It was not until the first decade of the 20th century, as artists like Robert Henri and John Sloan turned their attention to the urban scene, that American art shifted its focus from bucolic landscapes to the cities, the towns, and the crowds, especially the raucous urban scene of Manhattan - by then the nation's most important metropolis. The movement away from painting the land to painting the life on the street is often seen as a clean break with the depiction of the landscape, and with landscape painting generally as a mainstay of American art in the face of European Modernism. However, artists continued to paint the Hudson River, as well as its tributaries, the Harlem and East Rivers, and the great harbor of New York City into which they flowed. What was different was their approach. Having jettisoned the romantic ideals of their forebears, artists like Henri and Sloan, and later, Georgia O'Keeffe, George Ault, Edward Hopper, and Preston Dickinson, celebrated the changing way of life along the city's waterfront. As the century progressed, they did so with sharper focus and with ideals borrowed from the Machine Age. Instead of majestic mountain ranges, their subjects were the arching bridges, swinging cranes, and streamlined ocean liners resting in the harbor. Artists took the elements of the Sublime, combined them with Modernism's interest in structure and form, and applied them to the manmade industrial one - thereby creating a new visual vocabulary for the 20th century - the Industrial Sublime. "Industrial Sublime," the exhibition, takes as its focus the shift in both style and sensibility during the years 1900 to 1940, and explores the development of a new mode of landscape painting and pictorial ideals suited to America's role as a global industrial power. Museums lending works to the exhibition of more than 60 paintings include The Metropolitan Museum of Art; The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; The Art Institute of Chicago; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute; High Museum of Art; Museum of Art, Ft. Lauderdale; Georgia Museum of Art; The New-York Historical Society; Museum of the City of New York; Newark Museum; the Phillips Collection; Flint Institute of Arts; Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Norton Museum of Art. The exhibition, accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue, is co-curated by Kirsten Jensen, Curator, Hudson River Museum and Bartholomew F. Bland, Director of Curatorial Affairs, Hudson River Museum. Additional essayists for the publication include Wendy Greenhouse, co-author of "Chicago Modern 1893-1945: Pursuit of the New;" Katherine E. Manthorne, professor of modern art of the Americas, Graduate Center, City University of New York; and Ellen E. Roberts, Harold and Anne Berkley Smith Curator of American Art, Norton Museum of Art. "Industrial Sublime: Modernism and the Transformation of New York's Rivers, 1900-1940" is the fifth exhibition in the Hudson River Museum series, "The Visitor In the Landscape." The exhibition will travel to the Norton Museum of Art, March 20-June 22, 2014. The exhibition and the accompanying catalogue have been made possible by a generous grant from the Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz Foundation for the Arts, Inc. The exhibition catalogue is supported, in part, by Furthermore: a program of the J.M. Kaplan Fund. On view through January 17, 2014.

Danish Paintings from the Golden Age to the Modern Breakthrough - Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
Through January 18, 2014 - New York

Composed of 37 paintings and drawings, the exhibition features the work of a range of artists, including Nicolai Abildgaard, the first history painter of note to be trained at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts; the "Danish Golden Age" artists Christen Kobke, L.A. Smith, and Vilhelm Kyhn; and the modern painters Berthe Wegmann, Anna and Michael Ancher, P.S. Kroyer, and his pupils Harald Slott-Moller and the internationally renowned Vilhelm Hammershoi.

Zoe Strauss: 10 Years - International Center of Photography
Through January 19, 2014 - New York

For a decade between 2001 and 2010, Philadelphia photographer Zoe Strauss (b. 1970) showed her photographic works once a year in a public space beneath an I-95 highway overpass in South Philadelphia. In these annual one-day exhibitions, Strauss mounted her color photographs to the concrete bridge supports and viewers could buy photocopies for five dollars. Through portraits and documents of houses and signage, Strauss looked unflinchingly at the economic struggles and hardscrabble lives of residents in her own community and other parts of the United States. She describes her work as "an epic narrative about the beauty and struggle of everyday life." Strauss, a self-taught photographer and political activist, sees her work as a type of social intervention, and she has often used billboards and public meetings as venues. This exhibition is a mid-career retrospective and the first critical assessment of her decade-long project.

Lewis Hine - International Center of Photography
Through January 19, 2014 - New York

Lewis Hine (1874-1940) is widely recognized as an American original whose work has been cited as a precursor to modernist and documentary photography. While certain of Hine's photographic projects -- such as on immigration, child labor, New York City, and the building of the Empire State Building -- are well known, few exhibitions have considered his entire life's work.

JFK November 22, 1963: A Bystander's View of History - International Center of Photography
Through January 19, 2014 - New York

The exhibition includes stills from Abraham Zapruder's famous footage of the assassination, as well as news photographs, snapshots by bystanders, souvenirs, and scrapbooks. Organized by ICP Chief Curator Brian Wallis on the fiftieth anniversary of the tragedy, these visual artifacts demonstrate the active role of photography in negotiating trauma and facilitating mourning.

The Future of America: Lewis Hine's New Deal Photographs - International Center of Photography
Through January 19, 2014 - New York

Among the least known but most prescient photographs taken by social documentary photographer Lewis Hine (1874-1940) were those he made as chief photographer for the National Research Project (NRP), a division of the federal government's Works Project Administration (WPA) founded in late 1935. The goal of the NRP was to investigate recent changes in industrial technologies and to assess their effects on future employment. In over 700 photographs, taken in industrial towns throughout the Northeast in 1936 and 1937, Hine revealed not only working conditions in aging industrial factories, but also in new industries and productive workplaces. The NRP published hundreds of reports illustrated with Hine's photographs on a broad variety of agricultural, manufacturing, and mining activities. His works captured the look of labor and industry in transition, while the entire NRP story provides provocative parallels to today's economic challenges. Lewis Hine's Lasting Legacy, organized by Hine scholar Judith Mara Gutman, draws on ICP's archive of more than 300 of Hine's prints from the NRP series and the master holdings at the National Archives.

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.

Knit, Purl, Sow - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Through January 22, 2014 - Crown Heights

Knit, Purl, Sow brings together textile and knitting artists and their finely detailed botanical renderings, expressionistic plants, and landscapes that will inspire a new appreciation for natural forms.

“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/.

Edgar Allan Poe: Terror of the Soul - Morgan Library & Museum
Through January 26, 2014 - New York

The works of Edgar Allan Poe have frightened and thrilled readers for more than one hundred-fifty years. Terror of the Soul -- inspired by the preface to Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque -- explores Poe's poetry, fiction, and literary criticism, with a key thematic emphasis examining his profound influence on later writers. The exhibition will feature nearly one hundred items, drawn primarily from the Morgan's holdings and The Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature at The New York Public Library, two of the most important collections of Poe material in the United States. In addition, a number of exceptional private collection loans will also be on view.

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.

Queens International 2013 - Queens Museum of Art
Through January 31, 2014 - Queens

The sixth edition of the Museum's biennial exhibition of artists from around the world who live or work in Queens.

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.

The Booth: The Last Days of Film Projection - Museum of the Moving Image
Through February 02, 2014 - Astoria

In 2011, photographer Joseph O. Holmes, a chronicler of people and their work spaces, turned his attention to the "booth" and the near-invisible work of those who project movies into dark cinemas. This exhibition of more than 30 photos featuring projectionists in their domains, at movie theaters in and around New York City, shines a spotlight on what is quickly becoming a lost craft as celluloid gives way to digital formats.

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.

ART OF THE AUTOMOBILE - Westport Library
Through February 08, 2014 - Westport

Visit this exhibit of photorealistic paintings by Weston artist Ken Scaglia celebrating the elegant lines and polished surfaces of classic cars. Through January 8, 2014.

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.

Kandinsky and the Total Work of Art: From Blaue Reiter to Bauhaus - Neue Galerie
Through February 10, 2014 - New York

Vasily Kandinsky (1866-1944) was a transformational figure in the history of modern art. Alongside his development of a revolutionary abstract style, Kandinsky demonstrated an ambition to go beyond conventional easel painting. This exhibition charts how the artist's large paintings with musical and theatrical associations from the Blaue Reiter years developed into large-scale Bauhaus environments. The artist's 1922 Juryfreie murals will be re-created for the exhibition, enabling visitors to "walk inside" a Kandinsky painting.

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.

Tony Feher - Bronx Museum of The Arts
Through February 15, 2014 - Bronx

A twenty-year survey dedicated to the American sculptor. The exhibition and the accompanying monograph represent the first attempt at a comprehensive, in-depth consideration of Feher's career. It seeks to reveal the richness, complexity, and impact of Feher's investigations through a careful selection of 60 key works that revolve around a very personal formal, material, and spatial vocabulary developed and refined over the past couple of decades.

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

The Armory Show at 100 - New-York Historical Society
Through February 23, 2014 - New York

Works by Duchamp, Matisse, Picasso, Cézanne, Gauguin, and Van Gogh will be on display in The Armory Show at 100: Modern Art and Revolution, which revisits the famous 1913 New York Armory Show on its 100th anniversary. In 1913, the International Exhibition of Modern Art came to New York. Organized by a small group of American artists and presented at the Lexington Avenue Armory (and thus nicknamed the Armory Show), it introduced the American public to European avant-garde painting and sculpture. The public sensation and the polemical critical responses to the show represented a watershed in the history of American art, This exhibition is an exploration of how the Armory Show inspired seismic shifts in American culture, politics, and society.

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.

Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey - Brooklyn Museum
Through March 09, 2014 - Prospect Heights

The artist's most comprehensive survey in the United States to date, Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey brings together more than fifty works from the mid-1990s to the present by this internationally-renowned Brooklyn-based artist. The exhibition features Mutu's signature large-scale collages alongside video works, never-before-seen sketchbook drawings, a site-specific wall piece, and immersive installations.

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.

Peter Schumann: Black and White - Queens Museum of Art
Through March 31, 2014 - Queens

The first solo museum exhibition of Bread and Puppet Theatre founder and director Peter Schumann.

Great White Shark - Maritime Aquarium - IMAX
Through April 03, 2014 - Norwalk

No other modern animal may command both fear and fascination as much as the great white shark – but The Maritime Aquarium's new IMAX?film suggests, instead, that these predators mainly need help and respect. This film unravels the mystery of the creature by telling the true story of its role atop the oceanic food chain. "Our mission is to change people's attitudes toward the great white," said Steve McNicholas, co-director of the film. "It's not the menacing, evil predator it's made out to be. It's simply performing its crucial role at the top of the ocean's food chain. Great whites are not monsters any more than the polar bears or lions that we revere." The 40-minute film takes viewers around the world to great-white hotspots and examines the animals through the eyes of several people whose lives and work have become inextricably linked to the great white, including shark expert Michael Rutzen, who openly scuba dives among them. October 11-April 3, 2014.

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.

The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter! - American Museum of Natural History
Through May 26, 2014 - New York

The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter!, a perennial favorite visited by millions of children and adults, returns to the American Museum of Natural History. This popular winter attraction invites visitors to mingle with up to 500 iridescent butterflies fluttering among blooming tropical flowers and lush green vegetation inside a free-standing, balmy, 1,200-square-foot enclosure.

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 [email protected]

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.

Designing Modern Women, 1890s-1990s - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through October 01, 2014 - New York

Modern design of the 20th century was profoundly shaped and enhanced by the creativity of women -- as muses of modernity and shapers of new ways of living, and as designers, patrons, performers, and educators. This installation, drawn entirely from MoMA's collection, celebrates the diversity and vitality of individual artists' engagement in the modern world, from Loie Fuller's pulsating turn-of-the-century performances to Paula Scher's deconstructivist graphics of the 1990s. Highlights include the first display of a newly conserved kitchen by Charlotte Perriand and Le Corbusier (1952) from the Unite d'Habitation housing project; furniture and designs by Lilly Reich, Eileen Gray, Eva Zeisel, Ray Eames, Lella Vignelli, and Denise Scott Brown; textiles by Anni Albers and Eszter Haraszty; ceramics by Lucy Rie; a display of 1960s psychedelic concert posters by graphic designer Bonnie Maclean; and a never-before-seen selection of posters and graphic material from the punk era, featuring women designers, photographers, or performers. The gallery's "graphics corner" first explores the changing role and visual imagery of The New Woman through a selection of posters created between 1890 and 1938; in April 2014 the focus will shift to Women at War, an examination of the iconography and varied roles of women in times of conflict, commemorating the centennial of the outbreak of World War I.

The Nelson A. Rockefeller Vision: In Pursuit of the Best in the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through October 05, 2014 - New York

The Met's Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas (AAOA) celebrates the genesis of its permanent collection with this exhibition. It is organized to mark the 60th anniversary of the establishment of The Museum of Primitive Art, the direct precursor to AAOA. The Museum of Primitive Art was a pioneering cultural institution that featured Nelson Rockefeller's non-Western art collection. The announcement by Rockefeller of an agreement to transfer his collection to the Metropolitan was made in 1969 and in January 1982 the Michael C. Rockefeller Wing opened to the public. The exhibition highlights some 50 masterpieces and many unpublished documents selected from the more than 3,000 Rockefeller gifts encompassing three areas - Africa, Oceania, and the Americas; it will reveal Mr. Rockefeller's vision for The Museum of Primitive Art, the first institution dedicated entirely to the artistic excellence of the arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas.

La Leche - JCC of Rockland
Through October 07, 2014 - West Nyack

The JCC hosts this monthly La Leche League program, All You Ever Wanted To Know About Breast Feeding, with Instructor Elly Gail Egenberg, an Accredited lactation counselor & Le Leche League Leader. Topics include the benefits of breastfeeding, new beginnings, overcoming breastfeeding obstacles, and weaning. The group meets the first Monday of every month through January 6.

La Leche - JCC Rockland
Through October 07, 2014 - West Nyack

The La Leche League Presents All You Ever Wanted To Know About Breast Feeding. Instructor Elly Gail Egenberg is an accredited lactation counselor and Le Leche League Leader. Pregnant women and new moms are invited to get up-to-date information on nursing including benefits, new beginnings, overcoming breastfeeding obstacles, and weaning.

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 [email protected]

Toy Boat-Making Workshop - Maritime Aquarium
Through December 31, 2015 - Norwalk

Visit the toy boat-making area on weekends for a fun 20-minute boat-building project. Build and decorate a toy sailboat to take home as a special keepsake of your visit. Saturdays and Sundays year-round.

Circle of Dance - National Museum of the American Indian
Through October 08, 2017 - New York

A five-year exhibition that presents Native dance as a vibrant, meaningful, and diverse form of cultural expression. Featuring ten social and ceremonial dances from throughout the Americas, the exhibition illuminates the significance of each dance and highlights the unique characteristics of its movements and music.

Little Kids Can Make A Big Difference - Make Meaning
Through November 12, 2021 - New York

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, MAKE MEANING and Baby Buggy are joining forces to help families affected by the storm. Come and create a custom soap for free and drop off a package of diapers for families in need. Soaps, diapers and 50% of proceeds from any yearly memberships purchased will be donated to Baby Buggy's relief efforts.

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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