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THIS WEEKEND'S KIDS & FAMILY ACTIVITIES IN FAIRFIELD

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by Directories Editor - Weekly January 15, 2014

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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!.

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.

Die Fledermaus - Metropolitan Opera
January 15, 2014 - New York

A new production of Johann Strauss's sparkling comedy Die Fledermaus premieres on New Year's Eve. Adam Fischer conducts the new staging by Jeremy Sams, which sets the farcical story of romantic intrigue and mistaken identity in Vienna at the turn of the twentieth century. The new production of the quintessential Viennese comedy will feature new English-language lyrics by Sams and dialogue by award-winning Broadway playwright Douglas Carter Beane. Susanna Phillips sings Rosalinde, with Christopher Maltman as her husband, Eisenstein; Christine Sch?fer and Jane Archibald as her clever maid, Adele; Michael Fabiano and Alexander Lewis as Alfred, her clandestine lover; Paulo Szot as the scheming notary Dr. Falke; and Anthony Roth Costanzo as the consummate party host, Prince Orlofsky.

CPR/AED Course - Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps
January 15, 2014 - Scarsdale

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

Special Film Screening- Wagner's Jews - Museum of Tolerance New York
January 15, 2014 - New York

The German composer Richard Wagner was notoriously anti-Semitic, and his writings on the Jews were later embraced by Hitler and the Nazis. But there is another, lesser-known side to this story. For years, many of Wagner's closest associates were Jews - young musicians who became personally devoted to him, and provided crucial help to his work and career. Who were they? What brought them to Wagner, and what brought him to them? These questions are at the heart of Hilan Warshaw's new documentary Wagner's Jews, co-produced with WDR and ARTE and broadcast in Europe in 2013. Filmed on location in Germany, Switzerland, and Italy, Wagner's Jews tells these remarkable stories through archival sources, visual re-enactments, interviews, and musical performances. Parallel to this historical narrative, the film explores the ongoing controversy over performing Wagner's music in Israel. In a different form, the questions dividing Wagner's Jewish acquaintances still resonate today: is it possible to separate artworks from the hatreds of their creator? Can art transcend prejudice and bigotry, and the weight of history? Recent and upcoming screening venues including Yale, Columbia, and Boston Universities, Hebrew College, London's Barbican Centre, the London Jewish Cultural Centre, Jewish Museum Vienna, and DocAviv- The 16th Tel Aviv International Documentary Film Festival. WAGNER'S JEWS will be distributed in North America by First Run Features. Documentary, 55 minutes, 2013 Produced and directed by Hilan Warshaw. To RSVP http://www.museumoftolerancenewyork.com/wagnersjews

Stories Songs and Crafts - Rose Memorial Library
January 15, 2014 - Stony Point

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

Art Reception - Mineola School District - Mineola Public Library
January 15, 2014 - Mineola

Celebrate the young artists. Have fun at the art reception to honor the students of the Mineola School District.

Music with Dawny Dew - Bronxville Public Library
January 15, 2014 - Bronxville

Dawn Halasz (a.k.a. Dawny Dew) turns children's songs, stories, and rhymes into fun-filled activities for children ages 6 months-6 years. She and her puppets Sonny, Googoo, and Gaga enchant and delight children of all ages. Singing and the natural interaction with her audience create a session of fun, laughter, and learning.

The Gin Game - Luncheon Theatre - Westbury Manor
January 15, 2014 - Westbury

In this warm and touching Pulitzer prize play, Weller Martin and Fonsia Dorsey, a prim, self-righteous lady, discover the both dislike the "home" and enjoy gin rummy so they begin to play and to reveal intimate details of their lives.

Gym Time at CSI - Congregation Sons of Israel
January 15, 2014 - Upper Nyack

Toddlers are invited to exercise and play with a professional occupational therapist. Group meets on Wednesdays through Jan. 29.

Book Babies @ The Field - The Field Library
January 15, 2014 - 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.

Lego My Library! - The Field Library
January 15, 2014 - Peekskill

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

Babies and Books - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
January 15, 2014 - Prospect Heights

Stories, socializing, and rhymes for babies.

Story Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Leonard branch
January 15, 2014 - Williamsburg

Stories, songs, and fingerplays for pre-walkers and their caregivers.

Arts and Crafts - Brooklyn Public Library, Crown Heights branch
January 15, 2014 - Crown Heights

Kids have fun exploring their creative abilities with arts and crafts activities.

Children's Storytime - Barnes and Noble-Forest Hills
January 15, 2014 - Forest Hills

Reading makes mornings fun. Staff from B&N Booksellers will read stories that are appropriate for all ages, and then lead the children in a fun and creative related activity.

Full Moon Holiday Wolf Walk at the Wolf Conservation Center - Wolf Conservation Center
January 15, 2014 - South Salem

Celebrate the first full moon of 2014 with wolves! While keeping warm by the WCC's outdoor fire pit, guests will enjoy warm drinks, sugary treats, and likely the symphony of howls from the dozens of wolves that call the WCC home. Guests will learn about the history of wolves in the United States, the importance of wolves in a healthy ecosystem and the efforts to save these magnificent creatures for future generations. Guests then will take a short moonlit walk to visit Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa, and Zephyr. Please bring flashlights. Pre-registration is required. Information and registration are available at nywolf.org. Program will be cancelled in case of rain.

Smartphone Use for Teens - Flushing Library
January 15, 2014 - Flushing

Being smart is more than just having the phone. Teens will learn healthy smartphone use and proper smartphone etiquette through videos, discussion and a fun Jeopardy quiz.

Look & See: Oyster Fishing on Long Island Sound - Bruce Museum
January 15, 2014 - Greenwich

Children ages 3-5 with their caretakers, will explore the exhibition Oysters, Pearls of Long Island Sound and then work on a related-craft project. Call the museum for reservations.

Community Connections - Long Island Children's Museum
January 15, 2014 - 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.

Music and Movement - Long Island Children's Museum
January 15, 2014 - Garden City

It's music, music, music. Musical instruments and sing-along songs get the youngest visitors' bodies moving.

CHESS CLUB - Westport Library
January 15, 2014 - Westport

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

Books for Babies - Wilton Library
January 15, 2014 - 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 11 Wednesdays. No registration, no fee.

Wonderful Ones and Twos - Wilton Library
January 15, 2014 - 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.

Lego® Club - Wilton Library
January 15, 2014 - Wilton

Kids in grades K and up 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 each week. Tickets will be passed out at the Children's reference desk starting at 3:45pm the day of the program.

Grab Bag Book Club - Wilton Library
January 15, 2014 - Wilton

Come and discuss a brand new best selling children's book. The book for January will be Will in Scarlet by Matthew Cody, a new retelling of the Robin Hood legend by the author of Powerless. Healthy snacks will be provided as well as a book-related activity. Registration required. Grades 3 and up. Parents and guardians must be in the building.

Food Bank For NY - Campus Pantry
January 15, 2014 - Jackson Heights

Make a direct impact on the lives of hungry children and families in the Queens community during these monthly grocery distributions at high need public schools in New York City. Each child leaves the Meals for Minds pantry with 30 pounds of groceries: enough food for 25 meals and a chance at a full future. Volunteers help sort food, set up food stations, provide friendly service and put food directly into the hands of those in need.

Open House - Elisabeth Morrow School
January 15, 2014 - Englewood

Parents of prospective students are invited to this special program featuring remarks from the Head of School and a panel discussion with members of the Class of 2014. After the presentation, families are invited see the classrooms and to tour the 14-acre campus that includes technology labs, science labs, performance spaces, libraries, playing field, two gymnasiums, working gardens and nature trails. Registration is required.

45 Riots - Lucille's
January 15, 2014 - New York

45 Riots is a modern collective of first-call performing, recording, and touring musicians, operating with resolute focus, attention-to-detail, veteran experience, and artistic verve. 45 Riots recreates contemporary and classic covers from multiple genres including hip-hop, house, top 40, soul, funk, R&B, pop, rock, reggae, and jazz, all with a vibrant and unique sound.

Full Moon Hike - Tenafly Nature Center
January 15, 2014 - Tenafly

By the light of the full moon, teens and adults can take a two-hour, guided walk (approximately 1½ miles) along the trails. Participants will stop for a rest at the crossroads of the Purple and Allison Trails. This tranquil, meditative hike encourages reflection and connections with nature allowing hikers to experience the trails after dark.

Children's Programs: Fishy Antics (Ages 2-3) - Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
January 15, 2014 - Riverhead

Explore the Aquarium with hands-on activities, stories, songs, crafts, and live animal encounters. Call ext 426 for reservations. Series dates are Jan 8, 15, 22, 29.

Heart Health for Your Baby - St. Charles Hospital
January 15, 2014 - Port Jefferson

Stop by St. Charles Hospital to meet Douglas Luxenberg, DO, pediatrician and pediatric cardiologist. Dr. Luxenberg will answer all your questions about your child's heart health and general baby care. Call 631-474-3700 to reserve your seat.

LEARN TO DRAW with ART TEACHER AMY: Ages 9-12 - Bridges Academy
January 15, 2014 - West Islip

Step-by-step, your child can learn to draw animals, landscapes, people and masterworks while they experiment with chalk and oil pastels, watercolors and markers.

92Y @MJH - Stranger in My Own Country - Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
January 15, 2014 - New York

In this searching memoir, Mounk describes growing up Jewish in postwar Germany and vividly portrays a country still struggling with the legacy of the Third Reich. Yascha Mounk is a Ph.D. candidate in Harvard University's Government Department, where he is currently a Krupp Foundation Dissertation Completion Fellow at the Center for European Studies. His writing about European and U.S. politics has been published in the New York Times, Die Zeit, and the Wall Street Journal.

Open House - Riverside Montessori School
January 15, 2014 - Upper West Side

Parents and children are invited to visit the school, tour classrooms, meet teachers and the executive director, and learn about the Montessori philosophy. Please rsvp to admissions@twinparks.org.

Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic! - Prudential Center
January 15, 2014 - Newark

Join the celebration as more than 60 of Disney's unforgettable characters from 18 beloved stories come to life when Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic! Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald, Jiminy Cricket, Pinocchio, and others of your favorite friends take part in this skating spectacular you?ll remember forever.

A Petits Pas Cooking Workshop - French Institute Alliance Fran�aise
January 15, 2014 - Upper East Side

Take your child on a wonderful sensory adventure with FIAF's hands-on cooking Les petits chefs workshops. In each workshop, children will discover new flavors of the season by creating different sweet or savory treats with seasonal fruits or vegetables. Children will stimulate their five senses and develop motor skills as they smell mint, taste rhubarb, shape brioche, and play with shapes and colors. They'll also increase their French vocabulary, learn about utensils and ingredients, and of course, enjoy the treats they have created. A parent or caregiver must attend the workshop.

Save with a Class-Workshop Combo Package! Speed up and enrich your toddler's French language learning by combining an 11-week a petits pas class with all 11 les petits chefs workshops. Save 5%* on the class and $110 on the workshops!

Register online at fiaf.org, by phone at 646-388-6612, or in person at FIAF.

After School Ice Skating - Lasker Pool & Rink
January 15, 2014 - Central Harlem

Kids ages 5-7 learn the basic elements of ice skating through group and individual instruction. Participation in this program includes use of all equipment. Space is limited; advance registration required.

David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Enternity Band - Birdland
January 15, 2014 - New York

Inspired by the noble jazz pioneers Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton and their colleagues, David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band breathes life and passion into America's own great art form. Now in its 14th year of residency at Birdland, the weekly post-workday engagement is the city's best musical bargain! Tuba player David Ostwald leads a rotating lineup that features talents such as clarinetist Anat Cohen, trombonist/vocalist Wycliffe Gordon, pianist Ehud Asherie, drummer Marion Felder and more!

Boppin’ with Bonnie Music Class - Congregation Sons of Israel
January 15, 2014 - Upper Nyack

Toddlers and their parent or caregiver are invited to join trained music teacher and ventriloquist Bonnie Halfond for a morning of music, movement, and puppets.

Mother 2 Mother Breastfeeding Support Group - Rockland County Department of Health WIC Office
January 15, 2014 - Haverstraw

The Rockland County Department of Health invites new mothers and mothers-to-be to attend this monthly support group that offers help and information. The program is led by a certified lactation consultant who can help women with their questions and concerns. Babies and toddlers are welcome.

Peekaboo Puppeteer - Temple Shaaray Tefila
January 15, 2014 - Bedford

Adults will learn about the benefits of friendship from a Jewish perspective, kids will enjoy puppeteer Nancy Tepper, and all will enjoy a free bagel brunch after the show.

Brian Scolaro Starts the Year off laughing with Wednesday Night Comedy Show at Empire City Casino - Empire City Casino
January 15, 2014 - Yonkers

Empire City Casino will start the New Year with laughs, chuckles and smiles galore with a Wednesday Comedy Night on the schedule to launch 2014, headlined by Brian Scolaro on January 15. Bob Dibuono will MC the January 15th show, and Phil Hanley will be the featured comic. Headlining on January 15th, Brooklyn born Brian Scolaro is most known for his Comedy Central special "Comedy Central Presents: Brian Scolaro", as well as being Doug on TBS's "Sullivan and Son" and Stuart on FOX's "Stacked.”He has performed on "Late Nite with Conan O'Brien", "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson", "Live at Gotham" and has also acted on "Dexter," "Mad Men", "Go On", "Grey's Anatomy", "Harry's Law", "Kroll Show", "Men of a Certain Age", "Wizards of Waverly Place", and numerous appearances on HBO'S "Life and Times of Tim" as well as many other programs and films. Featured on this show is Phil Hanley. Phil started stand-up comedy in Vancouver. After touring Canada coast-to-coast many times, taking in all the major festivals including Just For Laughs in Montreal and recording his own national televised comedy special, Phil decided to relocate to New York City. Since arriving in the U.S. he has appeared twice on the “Late Late Show” with Craig Ferguson, was a finalist in the New York’s Funniest Comic Competition, and was showcased by Comedy Central as a “Comic to watch in 2012”.

NYC Compost Project hosted by Queens Botanical Garden: Teacher Wormshop - Queens Botanical Garden
January 15, 2014 - Flushing

Discover the benefits of composting with a worm bin in your classroom. This excellent hands-on and inquiry-based activity teaches kids biology, recycling, and responsibility. Learn great facts about earthworms, how to set up a worm bin, and how to maintain the system effectively. Registration is required; email compost@queensbotanical.org or call 718-539-5296.

LOONY and Gerald Martin Moore present 'Operetta and the Silver Screen' - The Players Club
January 15, 2014 - New York

Glamour! Sweeping melodies! High notes galore! Light Opera of New York (LOONY) presents “Operetta and the Silver Screen,” a concert with artistic direction by internationally renowned voice teacher and vocal consultant Gerald Martin Moore. Starring a cast of young, critically acclaimed singers, the evening will feature favorite tunes from favorite shows, including The New Moon, Kismet and more. This one-night-only event is at the historic Players Club on Gramercy Park, and the evening promises to leave you humming – and dancing – your way home! Please join LOONY for this limited availability, one night only concert to celebrate some of music’s most famous tunes! Glide on down to The Players for a musical night to kick off the new year with style, glamour and grace. Tickets and information: www.lightoperaofnewyork.org. AND save the date...Sigmund Romberg's glorious operetta The New Moon, coming up on Feb 5 & 6. See website for details.

Storytime at the Museum: Neighborhood Growth - Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site
January 15, 2014 - Yonkers

Preschoolers ages 3-1/2 to 5 (accompanied by a parent or caregiver) are invited to a monthly story time at Philipse Manor Hall with picture books, songs, and fingerplays, followed by a hands-on museum activity. Each month highlights a topic about the neighborhood history of downtown Yonkers.

Art Unveiling Event - Lobby of 4540 Center Blvd
January 15, 2014 - Long Island City

TF Cornerstone is hosting an opening event and reception with artist Elinore Schnurr of a new commissioned artwork in our building at 4540 Center Blvd. A contemporary figurative painter, Elinore Schnurr's work has been exhibited widely at prominent museums such as the MoMa. For TF Cornerstone's event, The Grand Central Terminal was chosen as the subject for "August Rush Hour/Grand Central Terminal" in its current location because of its iconic status and proximity to Long Island City and the drama of the multitudes that pass through it every day. Her paintings are in many museum collections, including the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC, the Museum of the City of New York, and the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, FL, and in more than 50 corporate collections and hundreds of private collections in this country and abroad. "This piece evokes an ethereal serenity and lightness, the beauty, the calm before snowfall. yet permanence of place. Though Grand Central's building seems solid and strong, commuters rushing in flux change interior landscapes within seconds.the shifting light, frenetic movement, scenes change again and again, moment to moment." says Ellen Bohrer. Guests can RSVP to events@tfc.com

Tom Petty Tribute Damn the Torpedos w/Special Guest The Gripes - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
January 15, 2014 - New York

Tour the MET with the Katonah Museum of Art - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
January 15, 2014 - Upper East Side

Inspired by the Katonah Museum of Art’s current exhibition, Eye to I…3,000 Years of Portraits, explore the Met’s many galleries on this private docent tour, and make connections between many of the remarkable portraits in the collection. Limited space; registration required. Reservations for the optional lunch are also limited and must be made in addition to tour registration. Meet at the central information desk in the Great Hall of the Metropolitan Museum of Art at 10:45 am.

Marilyn Horne Song Celebration - Carnegie Hall
January 16, 2014 - New York

In celebration of her 80th birthday, the legendary songstress hosts a festive evening of songs performed by up-and-coming singers whom she has mentored during the workshop, plus an all-star lineup of special guest artists.

All Aboard with Thomas & Friends - New York Botanical Garden
Through January 16, 2014 - Bronx

Join Thomas and Driver Sam on a new fun-filled, sing-along, mini performance adventure by helping them decorate the station in time for the big Sodor surprise party before the guest of honor arrives! Bring your camera to have a photo-op with Thomas and capture the special day!

Open Mic Poetry Night - Barnes and Noble Utopia Center
January 16, 2014 - Fresh Meadows

All are welcome to share their original works, read their favorite poems and support and cheer for aspiring new poets or famous invitees. Join multi-talented host Susan Xia Yang Horiuchi for an exciting, unforgettable evening.

Open Mic - Page One Restaurant
January 16, 2014 - 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.

Fran Lebowitz in Conversation with Martin Scorsese - Brooklyn Academy of Music
January 16, 2014 - Fort Greene

Celebrated author, humorist, and consummate Manhattanite Fran Lebowitz, beloved for her sardonic brand of cultural commentary, brings her bracing wit to Brooklyn for an evening of candid conversation at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House. She will be joined for part of the evening by friend and fellow New York icon Martin Scorsese, whose documentary on Lebowitz, Public Speaking, premiered in 2010.

Stories, Songs, and Crafts - Rose Memorial Library
January 16, 2014 - Stony Point

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

A SPOT of Planting - Rockland Jewish Academy
January 16, 2014 - West Nyack

Children ages 2-5, with or without older siblings in the Rockland Jewish Academy, are invited for a plant-themed activity, story or song, and craft. This is the first in a series of SPOT (Siblings and Preschoolers On Thursdays) workshops hosted by RJA. Look for upcoming events in March and May.

Liz and Dick -Movie - Franklin Square Public Library
January 16, 2014 - Franklin Square

For nearly a quarter of a century, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton were Hollywood royalty and their fiery romance ? often called ?the marriage of the century? ? was the most notorious, publicized and celebrated love affair of its day. Swarmed by paparazzi worldwide, their love affair was played out entirely in front of the media from the time they met on the set of the major motion picture Cleopatra, left their respective spouses, married and divorced, only to remarry and divorce once again. Despite their roller coaster romance for the public eye to see, Liz and Dick shared undeniable love greater than most people could ever dream of." (88 Min.)

Lucky Fortunes - Franklin Square Public Library
January 16, 2014 - Franklin Square

Grades 1-5. Celebrate Chinese New Year with the Long Island Children's Museum. Registration begins on Thursday, January 2. Class limit is 25.

Real Life: Manners for Teens - Franklin Square Public Library
January 16, 2014 - Franklin Square

This workshop defines etiquette and good manners as they pertain to teens and teen issues. Ms. Arely Mendoza-Cantos, founder of the Always Gracious Academy of Etiquette and Image in Malverne, will cover a variety of topics such as: family manners, greetings and introductions, verbal and non-verbal communication; proper and improper language, public behavior, telephone/cell manners, being a host/guest, dress codes and interviewing for college. Registration begins January 2.

Bring It On: The Musical - Shubert Theater
January 16, 2014 - New Haven

This 2013 Tony Award-nominated musical takes you on a high-flying journey with a colorful crew of characters, an exciting fresh sound and explosive dance with aerial stunts. Inspired by the Bring It On films, this humorous musical tells the story of the challenges and unexpected bonds formed through the thrill of extreme competition.

Cozy Winter Mugs - Mineola Public Library
January 16, 2014 - Mineola

Decorate your own cozy winter mug to take home for a hot beverage. Grades 1 and up.

Bedtime Math Pajama Party - Mineola Public Library
January 16, 2014 - Mineola

Come dressed in your pajamas and join in the fun as everyone plays number related games and activities. Ages 3-6 years with a caregiver.

Informational Meeting - French-American School of New York (FASNY)
January 16, 2014 - Scarsdale

Informational Meetings give a description of the FASNY curriculum, allow prospective parents to discuss the benefits of a bilingual/bicultural education, and visit the Scarsdale campus. Register online at fasny.org.

Drop-In Crafts for Kids - Scarsdale Public Library
January 16, 2014 - Scarsdale

Crafty fun for ages 3-1/2 to 7 years.

Thursday Morning Storytime at B&N: The Toe Show - Barnes & Noble City Center
January 16, 2014 - White Plains

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

Open Bounce - BounceU-Farmingdale
January 16, 2014 - Farmingdale

Bring the family for a fun time. The sessions include music, games, and of course, play time on the giant inflatable toys. Supervision by an experienced staff is provided.

Yoga for Kids at CSI - Congregation Sons of Israel
January 16, 2014 - Upper Nyack

Children ages 2-6 are invited to try this playful and integrative approach to yoga. Group meets on Thursdays through January 30.

Toddler Time - Bounce! Trampoline Sports
January 16, 2014 - Valley Cottage

Little kids can really get their sillies out when Bounce hosts Toddler Time, each Monday and Thursday morning. Kids can run around Bounce's giant trampoline courts, jump on toddler-size trampolines, and take a running leap into a variety of foam pits. Guaranteed fun for kids and their caregivers.

After School Homework Help - Brooklyn Public Library, Clarendon branch
January 16, 2014 - Midwood

Kids get homework help from library staff.

Sing Along - Brooklyn Public Library, Flatlands branch
January 16, 2014 - Marine Park

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

Board Games - Brooklyn Public Library, Ulmer Park branch
January 16, 2014 - Bath Beach

The best cure for boredom is a board game!

Drama Posse - Hillcrest Library
January 16, 2014 - Flushing

Children and teens ages 8-14, can try their hand at acting, and perform in a live show especially for kids. Budding actors, musicians, scenery artists, sound effects techs, and stagehands are needed. Weekly meetings and rehearsals are required for all actors and actresses.

Circle of Friends - Glen Oaks Library
January 16, 2014 - Glen Oaks

A morning of fun for children ages 3-5. A variety of fun-filled activities include listening to stories, singing songs and doing arts and crafts.

Zumba Fitness Fun - Windsor Park Library
January 16, 2014 - Bayside

Explore dance and movement to the sound of international music with Lauren Singer. Steps will be broken down so that all ages can join the Zumba party. Please wear shoes you can move in. Space is limited and preregistration is required by calling or visiting the library. This program is for children age 5 and up.

Financial Aid in a Nutshell - LeFrak City Library
January 16, 2014 - Corona

College bound teens can benefit from this seminar presented by the Lefrak City College Club. Learn the the ins and outs of applying for financial aid and gain insight into the steps to can take towards enrolling in college.

MINECRAFT - Westport Library
January 16, 2014 - Westport

Play Minecraft on the Fairfield County Minecraft server, a project designed to bring Minecrafters in grades 3-12 together in a safe environment. Bring your own laptop.

Museum After Dark: Fairfield Rocks! - Fairifield Museum and History Center
January 16, 2014 - Fairfield

Get your groove on for the opening of Fairfield's Rockin' Top Ten curated by drummer and music historian Chris Frantz of Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club fame. Celebrate the top ten musicians that put Fairfield on the musical map while listening to beats, jams and more. The evening will start with cocktails and hors d'œuvres, followed by a panel discussion hosted by Frantz and local musicians who will share their intriguing stories of being in the entertainment industry. The evening is free of charge, but requires advanced RSVP: 203-259-1598. Space is limited.

Why Doesn't He Use the Language He Has? - Brooklyn Autism Center
January 16, 2014 - Brooklyn Heights

Workshop addresses using motivation, shaping, and reinforcement to increase language use with a vocal-verbal learner.

Parents 4 Parents: A Special Needs Support Group - Rosenthal JCC
January 16, 2014 - Pleasantville

Parents 4 Parents is a support network for parents of children with special needs who have been through have been through the emotions of receiving a diagnosis for their children, navigating the evaluation process and educational programs (EI, CPSE, CSE), and living with the day-to-day challenges of raising and caring for their children. It is an intimate forum where parents can speak freely and emotionally without judgment or fear. All are welcome! RSVP is requested. For more information and to RSVP call Jennifer Pergament 914-741-0333 x29 or email jennifer@rosenthaljcc.org.

Parent Support Network - Rosenthal JCC Yorktown Branch (Yorktown Jewish Center)
January 16, 2014 - Yorktown Heights

Parents of children with special needs, would you like to meet with other parents to share information, find support, and build friendships in a non-judgmental, confidential environment - in a location that's close to home? Join the Rosenthal JCC and Yorktown SEPTA and the Rosenthal JCC for monthly meetings. RSVP requested. For more information and to RSVP call Jennifer Pergament at 914-741-0333 x29 or email jennifer@rosenthaljcc.org.

Children's Programs: Fishy Antics (Ages 3-5) - Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
January 16, 2014 - Riverhead

Explore the Aquarium with hands-on activities, stories, songs, crafts, and live animal encounters. Call ext 426 for reservations. Series dates are Jan 9, 16, 23, 30.

For Children Ages 2 to 102 - Ukrainian Institute of America
Through January 16, 2014 - New York

Ukraine children's book publisher A-BA-BA-HA-LA-MA-HA will host "For Children Ages 2 to 102," an exhibit featuring original hand-drawn illustrations from famed Eastern European children's books at the Ukrainian Institute of America. Exhibit is open Tuesday-Sunday.

Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic! - Prudential Center
January 16, 2014 - Newark

Join the celebration as more than 60 of Disney's unforgettable characters from 18 beloved stories come to life when Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic! Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald, Jiminy Cricket, Pinocchio, and others of your favorite friends take part in this skating spectacular you?ll remember forever. Playing Prudential Center for eight shows Jan. 15-Jan. 20.

Cross-Stitch Circle - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
January 16, 2014 - Upper West Side

Drop in and try your skills at one of the oldest forms of embroidery in the world. Beginning cross stitchers will learn the basic stitch and create a bookmark with their new skill. More seasoned stitchers can continue working on their bookmark or branch into more complicated designs ? make a handcrafted gift for someone! This program is designed for kids who are 6 and older.

La Leche League of Clarkstown Monthly Meeting - Dominican College
January 16, 2014 - Blauvelt

The La Leche League of Clarkstown holds its monthly meeting led by 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. All breastfeeding mothers and pregnant women interested in breastfeeding are welcome to attend these informal, ongoing discussions. Babies and older siblings are also welcome.

Multilingual Mother Goose - Chappaqua Public Library
January 16, 2014 - Chappaqua

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

Novel Ideas - Barrow Street Theatre
January 16, 2014 - New York

Join Three Rooms Press as we present an exclusive sneak peek of forthcoming novels LIGHT OF THE DIDDICOY and THE WRITERS AFTERLIFE with very special guest readers Malachy McCourt and Israel Horovitz as well as authors Eamon Loingsigh and Richard Vetere. NOVEL IDEAS: A sneak peak @ new books will take place Thursday, January 16, 7 pm, at Barrow Street Theatre, 27 Barrow St. (at 7th Ave. South). Tickets $10 cash at the door; bar opens 6:30 pm.

Herlin Riley - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center
Through January 16, 2014 - New York

Veteran drummer and founding Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra member Herlin Riley has been the drummer of choice for bandleaders such as Ahmad Jamal and Wynton Marsalis. Riley's sound is rooted in his home of New Orleans, but his rhythmic vocabulary expands miles beyond any one style or location. At Dizzy's, he will demonstrate his skills as bandleader, with a quintet featuring some of the best young talent in New York. Riley's group includes pianist Emmet Cohen and bassist Russell Hall, two young players in high-demand among Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra members and other high-profile artists. Groove comes first when Riley is on drums, and these performances are going to be a good time!

Early Childhood Center Open House - Congregation Beth Elohim Early Childhood Center
January 16, 2014 - Park slope

Congregation Beth Elohim Early Childhood Center Invites you to an open house for its preschool for ages 2-5. Special focus on our Dual Language classroom. Come learn about our school and our playful, nurturing approach to learn through two languages, Hebrew and English.

No Limits w/DJ Spinna (Launch Party) - the303 at LOUIE AND CHAN
January 16, 2014 - New York

NYC ARE YOU READY???!!! On Thursday, January 16th, genre defying producer and mixologist DJ SPINNA (Wonderwax) will push musical boundaries with a brand new event that will inject a shot of adrenaline into NYC nightlife. The night--aptly titled NO LIMITS w/DJ SPINNA--will be just that: A hot dance party where each month the legendary selector will dig deep into his vast music collection to deliver a seamless fusion of Soul, Funk, Hip-Hop, House, Reggae, Jazz, Classics and more. Powered by Hype Life Music & KeiStar Productions, the soirée will be hosted by Libation Party co-creator, recording artist and tastemaker MANCHILDBLACK. Come and get your dose of DJ Spinna's musical elixir on Thursday, January 16, and every first Thursday of month beginning February at the303 at LOUIE and CHAN. Open your ears...expand your mind...NO LIMITS!

Open Stage: Contemporary Dance Hyun-ju Lee Dance Company & Laban Movers - Gallery Korea
January 16, 2014 - New York

“Dynamic Korean Dance toward Cosmopolitan” aims to ideal Korean dance of future for globalization. The performance seeks to break down the wall between the audience and the performer through dance movements embodying the spirits of movement within stillness through the mystery of the core which harmoniously handles the energy of the universe by the control of breathing, and through the communion with those experiencing the union of the body, mind, and spirit. In this context, there is no seat and barrier of stage between audience and performer. It could be turned into a place for interaction with all people who are audience, staff and dancers. This environment actively invites the audience to performing space and practically would share dancers’ expression. The program will consist of three major parts: Past with Korean traditional dance and New dance, Present with Korean Contemporary dance and Future with movement choir (improvisational dance). This order indicates a Journey through Our Dance History that to enable an exploration of the periodic developments of Korean Dance. The first communion provides a taste of the communication between spirit and nature and the transition of naturalism, through the traditional dances of Chuneangjeon (Korean Court Dance), Yeongnam Gyobangchung-Chum (Dance from the Government School or Department of Dance and Singing, during the Koryo and Chosun dynasties of Korea – from 10th to early 20th century), and Hanlyangmu (Dance of Prodigal). The second New Dance corner, shows through the classic folk dance of Janggo-Chum (Hourglass Drum Dance), the transition and characteristics of Korean Dance during the Enlightenment period from the late 19th to early 20th century. The third Korean Contemporary dance part, Soul-Forever and Ever, provide an experience of the philosophy and phenomenology of the Korean Dance in the contemporary age. In the last Movement Choir(Improvisational Dance) corner, The Thought Embroidered with Heaven, Earth and Humanity aim to facilitate the communication between the oriental philosophy of naturalism and the western philosophy of rationalism. Part I. The Aesthetic of Classic ‘Gwanye and Honye’ - 1. Chuneangjeon; 2. Yeongnam Gyobangchung-Chum; 3. Hanlyangmu; 4. Janggo-Chum. Part II. The Aesthetic of Contemporary - 1. Soul-Forever and Ever; 2. The Thought Embroidered with Heaven, Earth and Humanity. Further information: http://www.koreanculture.org/?document_srl=186904. RSVP - performingarts@koreanculture.org OR http://www.koreanculture.org/?mid=RSVPs01162014

Guided Tour of the History of the Second Avenue Subway Exhibit - MTA Second Avenue Subway Community information Center
January 16, 2014 - New York

Complementing its current exhibit about the history of the Second Avenue Subway, the MTA Second Avenue Subway Community Information Center (CIC) will be hosting a gallery tour to answer the question, “What took so long?” For those who missed last October’s gallery tour on this topic, CIC Director Laura MacNeil will detail how the City of New York has been planning a Second Avenue Subway ever since its first official proposal in 1929 and why the subway was never built--until now. Please RSVP online: http://CICgallerytour2.eventbrite.com or by phone: (646) 449-8700

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.

Jonathan Bliss - Carnegie Hall
January 17, 2014 - New York

Pianist Jonathan Biss performs Brahms's Klavierstucke, Op. 119; selections from Kurtag's Jatekok; Chopin's Nocturnes, Op. 62, and Polonaise-fantaisie in A-flat Major, Op. 61; and a pair of Beethoven sonatas: No. 27 in E Minor, Op. 90, and No. 21 in C Major, Op. 53, "Waldstein."

Woody's Children - Symphony Space
January 17, 2014 - New York

Tom Chapin, Christine Lavin, Tom Paxton, and Pete Seeger, joined by other legendary folk artists, celebrate the 45th anniversary of the iconic American folk radio program, Woody's Children, hosted by Robert Sherman.

One Step Beyond - Juan Maclean, Jacques Greene, and Kevin Graves - American Museum of Natural History
January 17, 2014 - New York

The American Museum of Natural History continues the seventh season of One Step Beyond with DJ sets by Juan Maclean, Jacques Greene, and Kevin Graves.

Avi Avital - Carnegie Hall
January 17, 2014 - New York

Mandolinist Avi Avital comes to Carnegie Hall for a unique recital that showcases his deep commitment to building a fresh legacy for the mandolin through virtuosic performance and exciting new repertoire.

Morris Day & The Time - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
January 17, 2014 - New York

Born in Minneapolis, Morris Day went to school with the world-famous pop artist Prince, singing in his first band Grand Central. The Time was originally created as Prince's alter-ego, and after looking at several lead vocalists, Prince decided to cast someone with mad talent as the band's frontman ... so he chose Day, his high school friend. Soon after, Morris Day & the Time were cast in "Purple Rain," which captured the exploding Minneapolis music scene at its peak. Morris Day & The Time soon burst onto the public scene with the self-titled album The Time (1981), which included "Get it Up," "Cool," and "Girl." The group went on to record three more albums, including 1982's What Time is It? (featuring "777-9311," "Wild and Loose," "Walk," and "Gigolos Get Lonely Too") and 1984's Ice Cream Castle (which included the hit "Jungle Love"). After recording these albums, Morris Day launched his solo career, releasing three discs: The Color of Success (1985), Daydreaming (1987), and Guaranteed (1992). Combined sales of Morris Day's solo work and The Time's releases is in excess of 10 million units. "It was such an innocent time," Day reminisces. "We were just doing our thing, talking the way we talked and dressing the way we dressed. Bringing our personalities to the record. It was us being us. I'm proud of where I came from musically and the things we've done." After a lengthy hiatus in the late '90s and early '00s, Day returned to the scene with his latest solo album, It's About Time (2004). The disc combines classic old school sounds with new trends, all laced together with Day's energetic vocals and witty lyrics, and complimented by his trademark smooth-as-silk dance moves.

Center for Contemporary Opera presents El Cimarron - Symphony Space
Through January 17, 2014 - New York

El Cimarron (The Runaway Slave) is a composition by the German composer Hans Werner Henze, written when the composer lived in Cuba in 1969-1970. It is subtitled Biography of the Runaway Slave Esteban Montejo, and is based around the autobiographical passages recounted by Montejo to Miguel Barnet in 1963.

The East Coast National Baseball Card Show - Winter Extravaganza - Westchester County Center
January 17, 2014 - White Plains

Sports memorabilia, collectibles, and autograph signings. Free pack of cards to every child under 12 years old.

Stamp, Coin & Paper Money Show - Westchester County Center
January 17, 2014 - White Plains

The Stamp, Coin & Paper Money Show is now celebrating 50 years at Westchester County Center. There will be over 100 dealer booths including stamps, coins, and postcards. A wonderful way to introduce kids to a lifelong hobby.

Early Kabbalat Shabbat - Orangetown Jewish Center
January 17, 2014 - Orangeburg

Pre-schoolers and their parents are invited to this musical service with story telling. Held the third Friday of each month through May.

Open Pop-In-Playtime - Pump It Up
January 17, 2014 - Plainview

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

LEGO Club - Haverstraw Public Library; Village Branch
January 17, 2014 - Haverstraw

Kids ages 4-12 are invited to make something special with Legos. Bring your own or use the library's.

Romeo & Juliet - Madison Theatre at Molloy College
January 17, 2014 - Rockville Centre

This nine-person production will bring the famous play to life with a live score, and the emotional journey you have to come to expect from the bard. With a doomed star-crossed romance, pulse pounding sword fights, and the tragic fate of two families, it is a story that will touch the hearts of young, the old, and everyone in between.

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
January 17, 2014 - Garnerville

Kids are invited to get creative with Legos. Bring your own or use the library's. For Ages 4-12.

PlayMove&Sing with Sukey Molloy - Nyack Library
January 17, 2014 - Nyack

Toddlers are invited to join Sukey Molloy for fun, interactive activities with puppets, scarves, balls, bells, stix, and more. Registration is required.

Bring It On: The Musical - Shubert Theater
January 17, 2014 - New Haven

This 2013 Tony Award-nominated musical takes you on a high-flying journey with a colorful crew of characters, an exciting fresh sound and explosive dance with aerial stunts. Inspired by the Bring It On films, this humorous musical tells the story of the challenges and unexpected bonds formed through the thrill of extreme competition.

Inventor's Convention - Harrison Public Library
January 17, 2014 - Harrison

Are you America's next great young inventor? Celebrate Kid Inventor's Day by displaying your product at the Harrison Public Library. Inventors age 4-12 are welcome to bring their inventions and show them at the library. The young inventors will have the opportunity to discuss their inventions with business professionals as well as members of the general public. Certificates will be given to all participants. Call to register 914-835-0435 x4 or speak with Miss Bonnie to secure your spot today!

Munchkins and Mishpacha - Congregation Sons of Israel
January 17, 2014 - West Nyack

The synagogue invites parents or caregivers with their favorite baby or toddler to this weekly group. Participants will celebrate Shabbat together and learn Hebrew words. Group meets each Friday through Jan. 31.

Tales for Tots @ The Field - The Field Library
January 17, 2014 - Peekskill

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

Winter Workshop - Jill's Ceramics
January 17, 2014 - West Nyack

Jill will help artists of all ages design winter-themed crafts. Choose from a large array of seasonal items including dishes, mugs, plates, snowflake boxes, plaques, and more including special gifts for the winter holidays such as Valentine's Day and St. Patrick's Day. Pieces can be taken home that day or left for glazing. Fee includes instruction. Pre-registration is requested. Workshops will be held each Friday throughout the month.

Story Play - Brooklyn Public Library, Rugby branch
January 17, 2014 - East Flatbush

Preschoolers, toddlers, and babies hear stories, socialize, and play with toys.

Teen Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Highlawn branch
January 17, 2014 - Bensonhurst

Come join your friends for chess, board games, reading fun, or just to socialize.

Teen Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Highlawn branch
January 17, 2014 - Bensonhurst

Come join your friends for chess, board games, reading fun, or just to socialize.

Cosmic Public Skate Night - Hommocks Park Ice Rink
January 17, 2014 - Mamaroneck

A great way to spend a Friday evening...skating to your favorite music coordinated to new cosmic disco lights on the ice. At 7:15pm, the house lights go out and the arena is lights up with colored lights that seem to sync to the music.

Storytime Series for Toddlers - North Forest Park Library
January 17, 2014 - Forest Hills

In this program children ages 14-30 months and their caregivers sing songs, listen to stories, and make a simple craft. (Note: Families may attend the toddler OR preschooler Storytime program, not both. Families with a mix of ages are encouraged to attend the preschool program.)

Storytime Series for Preschoolers - North Forest Park Library
January 17, 2014 - Forest Hills

Children ages 31 months-5 years and their caregivers are sing songs, listen to stories, and make a simple craft. (Note: Families may attend the toddler OR preschooler Storytime program, not both.

Community Connections - Long Island Children's Museum
January 17, 2014 - 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.

Vacation Day Workshop: It's All About Color - Westport Arts Center
January 17, 2014 - Westport

Mix, blend, and splatter your way through creative color combinations.

School Holiday Family Programs - Earthplace
January 17, 2014 - Westport

Enjoy a day off from school with fun, nature-based family programs at Earthplace that includes an animal-themed story followed by an encounter with one of the Animal Hall residents. Earthplace Naturalists answer all your questions while giving some animals their daily meals. Later, bundle up and head outside for a guided trail hike in search of scarlet cardinals, squirrel nests and animal tracks in the snow.

Reading Partners Program - PS 86
January 17, 2014 - Jamaica

Be Someone's Hero. Reading Partners empowers volunteers like to become leaders in their communities by helping struggling readers succeed. Meet one-on-one with a reading partner to help him or her develop strong literacy skills and discover a passion for reading. With no prior experience in the classroom, volunteers can change a child's life. Be someone's hero. Over the past decade, volunteers have helped more than 10,000 students become confident readers by using the Reading Partners curriculum. Volunteer tutors make a huge impact in the lives of their reading partners. By sharing their passion and knowledge, tutors become mentors, friends, and heroes to their students. Have fun. Change a life. Tutoring in the Reading Partners program helps a child develop a life skill. By working one-on-one with a struggling reader, voluteers will help a student strengthen their literacy skills, build confidence, and discover that reading can be fun.

Family Movie Night - The Moxie Spot
January 17, 2014 - Brooklyn Heights

Enjoy family friendly movies and great food.

Children's Shakespeare Theatre presents The Life and Death of Richard the Second - Palisades Presbyterian Church
January 17, 2014 - Palisades

For this special performance, the church is transformed into a small scale reproduction of the Rose Theatre, where Shakespeare's company performed before the construction of the Globe Theatre. Meanwhile, actors in period costume bring to life a story that pursues questions of loyalty, love, and the nature of kingship. Children's Shakespeare Theatre is in its fifteenth year under the guidance of Artistic Director Diana Green, and this year won Hudson Valley Magazine's 'Best Of' award for Best Way to Learn the Classics. The Knaves are the younger members of The Children’s Shakespeare Theatre. They are a company of over 40 children, ages 8-13. Tickets are available at kingrichard2.brownpapertickets.com.

Gallery Talks - The Noguchi Museum
January 17, 2014 - Long Island City

In keeping with Noguchi's interest in the visitor's personal experience of the Museum, participants will be encouraged to share their observations and interpretations throughout the course of the tour. Reservations are not required. On the first Fridays and second Sundays of the month gallery talks are also available in Japanese.

Parent's Night Out - Tumbling Tunes
January 17, 2014 - East Northport

Enjoy an evening out while your children play in the gymnastics area, music area, craft space, baby corner, book nook, and pretend play space. Experienced staff will engage your children in games and activities, ensuring a good time.

LEARN TO DRAW with ART TEACHER AMY- Children 6-10 - First United Methodist Church
January 17, 2014 - 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.

Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic! - Prudential Center
January 17, 2014 - Newark

Join the celebration as more than 60 of Disney's unforgettable characters from 18 beloved stories come to life when Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic! Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald, Jiminy Cricket, Pinocchio, and others of your favorite friends take part in this skating spectacular you?ll remember forever. Playing Prudential Center for eight shows Jan. 15-Jan. 20.

After School Ice Skating - Lasker Pool & Rink
January 17, 2014 - Central Harlem

Kids ages 5-7 learn the basic elements of ice skating through group and individual instruction. Participation in this program includes use of all equipment. Space is limited; advance registration required.

Little New-Yorkers - DiMenna Children's Histtory Museum at New-York Historical Society
January 17, 2014 - Upper West Side

Each class includes time with historic toys, a special Little New-Yorkers hello song, story readings, and a related craft project.

The Birdland Big Band - Birdland
January 17, 2014 - New York

Founded by drummer and musical director Tommy Igoe, the Birdland Big Band features the finest musicians in New York! The BBB roars into action every Friday, playing the finest Jazz, Latin and Brazilian music from the world's best arrangers. After work or before a show, drinks or a great dinner, come hear one of the world's best drummers driving the hardest swinging band in New York.

Musical Shabbat at BRJC - Bay Ridge Jewish Center
January 17, 2014 - Bay Ridge

Join the BRJC family as it welcomes in Shabbat with inspiring music of the violin, guitar, and accordian.

Cirque Fridays - Highline Ballroom
January 17, 2014 - New York

Aerialists, dancers, live entertainment. Electronic violinist, drummers & more. 21 +

1st Annual Posh for Charities Event - National Ovarian Cancer Coalition - City Cellar
January 17, 2014 - Westbury

Join Posh Life Parties for the 1st Annual Posh for Charities. Enjoy a night of food, raffles, giveaways, and much more! Posh Life Parties will be donating the proceeds raised at this event to the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition - Long Island chapter to raise awareness, promote education, support survivors and their families. This event is in honor of Juanita Revell who passed away on February 14, 1998. TEAL (TAKE EARLY ACTION & LIVE) 1 in 71 women will develop Ovarian Cancer in their lifetime 44 women lose their lives each week in the tri-state area New York ranks 3rd in the nation with respect to Ovarian Cancer related deaths What is Ovarian Cancer? Ovarian cancer is a disease in which malignant or cancerous cells are found in the ovaries. An ovary is one of two small, almond-shaped organs located on each side of the uterus that store eggs or germ cells and produce female hormones estrogen and progesterone. For more information please email info@poshlifeparties.com or call 516-350-0798.

Prenatal Breastfeeding Class - Pro Kids
January 17, 2014 - Levittown

Join International Board Certified Lactation Consultants for an informal and informative 1.5 hour interactive session on Breastfeeding 101. Learn what you need to know before baby arrives and the 1st few weeks home with your breastfeeding newborn. Develop a support system now and get to know the people in your area who are the backbone of community and professional breastfeeding help.

Rocker Stalker's Birthday Bash and Fundraiser - The Bowery Electric
January 17, 2014 - New York

After 28 (and counting) years of suffering through Christmas music, it's time I put together a night of rock to celebrate my birthday (24 days late)! I cordially invite you to: ROCKER STALKER'S BELATED BIRTHDAY BASH!!! Starring... The Tye Trybe; Adult Dude; Twin Berlin; The Battery Electric. ALL ROCKER STALKER proceeds will go to Incubus' Make Yourself Foundation ! http://www.makeyourselffoundation.org/ Come rock and support local music and the Make Yourself Foundation in my honor! xoxo Rocker Stalker

Open Stage: Contemporary Dance 'Brother', 'Story of B' by Dance Theater CHANG - Gallery Korea
January 17, 2014 - New York

Dance Theater CHANG was created in South Korea in 2006. In two choreographies – each of them created for two dancers – persons meet and demand everything from each other. In the course of these highly physical works, Namjin Kim sounds out moments of individual desperation, yet allows space for change and utopia. Dance Theater CHANG aims to make dance works that are more realistic and factual, rather than displaying abstract images, by adding theatrical aspects. They create unique Korean contemporary dance theatre works that show power but calm movements. “Brother” is dedicated to Kim’s relationship with his own, disabled brother, who is with him on stage. “Story of B” starts off with an encounter with a beggar in London. Admission is free, but RSVP is required. Further Information: http://www.koreanculture.org/?document_srl=166633 RSVP: performingarts@koreanculture.org OR http://www.koreanculture.org/?mid=RSVP01172014&act=dispBoardWrite

Eileen Rockefeller Book Signing Event - Rockefeller Center
January 17, 2014 - New York City

Eileen Rockefeller, the great-granddaughter of John D. Rockefeller and the youngest child of David and Peggy Rockefeller, will celebrate her family history and her new memoir, Being a Rockefeller, Becoming Myself, published by Blue Rider Press, with a book signing and reading in 30 Rockefeller Plaza's Concourse Level.

KIPP Infinity Middle School Band - Sony Wonder Technology Lab
January 17, 2014 - Midtown

Enjoy a live musical performance by students from the KIPP Infinity Middle School Band in the Sony Plaza Atrium. No reservation required.

Die Fledermaus - Metropolitan Opera
January 18, 2014 - New York

A new production of Johann Strauss's sparkling comedy Die Fledermaus premieres on New Year's Eve. Adam Fischer conducts the new staging by Jeremy Sams, which sets the farcical story of romantic intrigue and mistaken identity in Vienna at the turn of the twentieth century. The new production of the quintessential Viennese comedy will feature new English-language lyrics by Sams and dialogue by award-winning Broadway playwright Douglas Carter Beane. Susanna Phillips sings Rosalinde, with Christopher Maltman as her husband, Eisenstein; Christine Sch?fer and Jane Archibald as her clever maid, Adele; Michael Fabiano and Alexander Lewis as Alfred, her clandestine lover; Paulo Szot as the scheming notary Dr. Falke; and Anthony Roth Costanzo as the consummate party host, Prince Orlofsky.

Bill Frisell: The Bristol Sessions - Jazz at Lincoln Center
Through January 18, 2014 - New York

Coinciding with the New York Guitar Festival, Bill Frisell partners with singer-guitarist-songwriter Buddy Miller and singer-fiddler-songwriter Carrie Rodriguez. Miller is well-known for collaborating with and writing for the likes of Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin, Robert Plant, and many others. Rodriguez, a native of Austin, Texas, worked with Frisell on recordings documenting her partnership with "Wild Thing" scribe Chip Taylor. Picking up musically at the moment that is thought of as the beginning of country music -- the 1927 recording sessions in Bristol, Tennessee, where The Carter Family and Jimmie Rogers recorded for the first time "things will," as Frisell states, "just go on from there."

JLCO Fresh Sounds: Ted Nash & Victor Goines - Jazz at Lincoln Center
Through January 18, 2014 - New York

Jazz at Lincoln Center presents newly-commissioned works by reed section members Ted Nash, a key contributor since 1999, and Victor Goines, who has been with the JLCO since the beginning. Following his acclaimed 2007 JLCO release Portrait in Seven Shades, Nash leads the band through his latest piece The Presidential Suite, comprising six movements reflecting, he relates, on "important and inspiring speeches by world leaders" that "use the intonation of the voice to form the thematic material, and the spirit and message to shape the intensity of the arrangements." For the occasion, Goines presents "Crescent City," a meditation on his hometown of New Orleans. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra debuts these exciting new works, joined by special guests.

ANNIE, JR. - Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts
January 18, 2014 - Smithtown

The popular comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world’s best-loved musicals. With equal measures of pluck and positive attitude, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts, despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930’s New York City. She is determined to find her parents, who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage run by the cruel, bitter Miss Hannigan.

Watson Adventures' Murder at the Met Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
January 18, 2014 - New

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

Storytime - Barnes and Noble Utopia Center
January 18, 2014 - Fresh Meadows

To quote a line from Dr. Seuss..."Oh the places you'll go!" Kids can travel the world through reading, parents can foster the love of reading in their children. Each week different authors and themes will be featured. A wonderful parent-child activity, with something for everyone.

Sam Harris - 54 Below
Through January 18, 2014 - New York

Following a triumphant 2013 run, Sam Harris returns to 54 Below for four shows only, this time celebrating the release of his brand new book, HAM: Slices of a Life (Gallery Books/Simon & Schuster). This show of the same title is what Sam calls a "liter-usical": a hybrid theatrical show featuring excerpts from the book, artfully interspersed with songs from his classic repertoire. Harris is a multi-million selling recording artist and has starred on Broadway, on television and in concert for nearly three decades. His powerhouse voice and rare talent for redefining the vast American Songbook defines him as one of this generation's most distinguished performers. And now he's an author!

Umphrey's McGee - Beacon Theatre
Through January 18, 2014 - New York

The American jam band performs for two nights in NYC.

Andrey Boreyko Conducts Stravinsky, Zemlinsky's The Mermaid, and Mozart's Bassoon Concerto - New York Philharmonic
Through January 18, 2014 - New York

With bassoonist Judith LeClair.

Martin Luther King Day of Service - The Volunteer Center of United Way
January 18, 2014 - Tarrytown

MLK Day of Service is a way to transform Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life and teachings into community action to help solve social problems. That service may meet a tangible need, or it may meet a need of the spirit. On this day, Americans of every age and background celebrate Dr. King through service projects that strengthen communities, empower individuals, bridge barriers, and create solutions. There are projects for individuals, families, groups, and companies. Register in advance at volunteer-center.org or call 914-948-4452 for more information and to register.

Bill Blagg: Illusionist - Bergen Performing Arts Center
January 18, 2014 - Englewood

Bill Blagg is taking the art of magic to new heights by combining grand scale magic illusions, and his unmatched personality to create one of the most unbelievable, interactive, magic experiences witnessed today. This show is part of the Kidz Cabaret Series and takes place in bergenPAC's Drapkin Cabaret & Lounge (entrance located in the lobby of the main theater). Tickets are $17 per person, or buy a 3-show ticket package for $36.

The East Coast National Baseball Card Show - Winter Extravaganza - Westchester County Center
January 18, 2014 - White Plains

Sports memorabilia, collectibles, and autograph signings. Free pack of cards to every child under 12 years old.

Stamp, Coin & Paper Money Show - Westchester County Center
January 18, 2014 - White Plains

The Stamp, Coin & Paper Money Show is now celebrating 50 years at Westchester County Center. There will be over 100 dealer booths including stamps, coins, and postcards. A wonderful way to introduce kids to a lifelong hobby.

The Smithereens - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
January 18, 2014 - New York

The Smithereens are a rock band from Carteret, New Jersey, United States. The group formed in 1980 with members Pat DiNizio (vocals & guitar), Jim Babjak (guitar & vocals), Mike Mesaros (bass guitar & vocals), and Dennis Diken (drums & percussion). This lineup continued until 2006, when Mesaros left the band and Severo Jornacion took over on bass guitar. The Smithereens have collaborated with numerous musicians, both in the studio (Suzanne Vega and Belinda Carlisle) and live (Graham Parker and The Kinks).

Watson Adventures’ Wizard School Scavenger Hunt for Harry Potter Fans - Metropolitan Museum of Art
January 18, 2014 - Upper East Side

Join Watson Adventures on a unique scavenger hunt for Harry Potter fans ages 10 and older! Follow in the footsteps of young wizards on a field trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in search of works that echo characters, places and enchanted objects in the famed Harry Potter books and movies. Keep your trusty wand handy as you track down a powerful sorceress; a Snape-like potions master; flying owls and dragons; Hagrid-like giants; centaurs and unicorns like those you?d see in the Forbidden Forest; strange mermaids and sharks much like the ones in the Triwizard Tournament; fierce knights in armor; and cloaked and masked figures as scary as any Death Eater or Dementor. Wizards and muggles alike can play and enjoy this hunt. The hunt is not an addition to or variation on Harry's adventures, but instead references to the books will provide a surprising bridge to many strange and wonderful works of art. It's a great way to discover-or rediscover-the Met. This hunt is designed for kids and adults to do together, but all-adult teams will be allowed to compete separately. Kids must be accompanied by adults. Prices include museum admission. Advance purchase is required via the website. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT.

Jan De Vliegher - Mike Weiss Gallery
Through January 18, 2014 - New York

Nw works by Jan De Vliegher, making this the artist's second solo show with the gallery. Layering rich hues of wet oil paint and working from the shoulder, De Vliegher takes an athletic approach to an otherwise banal nature scene, offering a series of large-scale canvases that contrast deep, murky waters with fluorescent patterned figures. In a meditation on mark-making, rhythm, and symphonic harmony, a world built on landscape and impressionism emerges, breathing new life into these time-honored genres while catalyzing a new approach to abstraction, repetition, and action painting.

Crafts For Kids- Lakeshore - Lakeshore Learning Store
January 18, 2014 - New Hyde Park

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

Winnie the Pooh - Broadhollow Theater at Elmont
January 18, 2014 - Elmont

Join Pooh, Piglet, Kanga, Eeyore, Tigger and Roo for a fun-filled day in the Hundred Acre Woods as they get into trouble trying to trap a Heffalump and celebrate Eeyore's birthday.

Romeo & Juliet - Madison Theatre at Molloy College
January 18, 2014 - Rockville Centre

This nine-person production will bring the famous play to life with a live score, and the emotional journey you have to come to expect from the bard. With a doomed star-crossed romance, pulse pounding sword fights, and the tragic fate of two families, it is a story that will touch the hearts of young, the old, and everyone in between.

Milk & Cookies Playhouse: ArtsRock Puppet Festival - Nyack Center
January 18, 2014 - Nyack

ArtsRockl presents this special puppet Festival featuring Rick Lyon from Sesame Street and Avenue Q fame along with local puppeteers Hudson Vagabond Puppets, Jilly Puppets and Skye Leith. The one-hour show will be followed by a one-hour, interactive puppet workshop for all participants. Children will learn how to make and use puppets to tell stories utilizing their imaginations and creativity. And as always, milk and cookies will be served.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour - Maritime Aquarium
January 18, 2014 - Norwalk

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

Around the World Performance Series: Ballet Los Pampas - Stepping Stones Museum
January 18, 2014 - Norwalk

Experience the culture, history, geography, and language of Argentina through music and dance. Learn about the different instruments and styles of music to understand Argentine and even US history. From the tango to tap-dancing, Ballet Los Pampas uses precise rhythms and synchronization to amaze audiences.

Pillow Concert - Music for Flute and Guitar - Suzuki Music School of Westport
January 18, 2014 - Westport

The Pillow Concerts is a series of short concerts for families with young children. For this recital, Rie Schmidt performs on flute and and Ben Verdery plays the guitar. Be sure to bring a pillow. For tickets and more info visit tinyurl.com/suzukipillowconcerts.

Bring It On: The Musical - Shubert Theater
January 18, 2014 - New Haven

This 2013 Tony Award-nominated musical takes you on a high-flying journey with a colorful crew of characters, an exciting fresh sound and explosive dance with aerial stunts. Inspired by the Bring It On films, this humorous musical tells the story of the challenges and unexpected bonds formed through the thrill of extreme competition.

Treasures from the Attic - Teatown Lake Reservation
January 18, 2014 - Ossining

The Teatown attic has many natural history treasures: taxidermy mounts, rocks, seashells, bones, and furs that are seldom seen. Participants are welcome to investigate and identify some of those finds, and are welcome to bring in their own natural finds to share. Pre-registration required; call 914-762-2912 x110.

Anime Club - Rockville Center Library
January 18, 2014 - Rockville Centre

Kids in grades 7-12 will enjoy this workshop. All anime, all the time - reviews, discussions, and more. This is the time to show off your art.

Saturday Smash - Rockville Center Library
January 18, 2014 - Rockville Centre

Bring your friends and join the fun. A variety of games and activities will be offered. Registration is required.

My Reptile Guys Show - Mineola Public Library
January 18, 2014 - Mineola

Ready for a great show? This interactive show features 10 amazing reptiles and a petting zoo! All ages! Sign up begins Monday, December 30.

Red Baraat - Landmark on Main Street
January 18, 2014 - Port Washington

Red Baraat is a pioneering eight-piece band from Brooklyn, New York. Conceived by Sunny Jain, the group has drawn worldwide praise for its singular sound -- a merging of hard driving North Indian bhangra rhythms with elements of jazz, go-go, brass funk, and hip-hop.

Neighborhood Family Concerts - Bargemusic
January 18, 2014 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

Bargemusic hosts a series of chamber music concerts for all ages. The program lasts a kid-friendly hour and musicians stick around for a question and answer session. A great way to introduce kids to classical music.

Sensory Storytime - Scarsdale Public Library
January 18, 2014 - Scarsdale

Interactive play and the learning that results helps promote the inclusion of children with special needs into family and community life. Registration required.

Open Play - Chilibeans Party Place
January 18, 2014 - Hempstead

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

Cinderella - The Showplace at the Bellmore Movies
January 18, 2014 - Bellmore

The most classic of all fairy tales springs to life in this fast-paced musical production. Featuring a professional cast and live music, all the ingredients that have made the story a perennial favorite are here � ragged Cinderella, her cruel stepmother and selfish stepsisters, the ball, the handsome prince looking for a bride, the fairy godmother, the glass slipper, the search for the foot that fits it, and the happily-ever-after ending. This musical will delight the young and �young at heart.�

Beauty and the Beast - The Showplace at Bellmore Movies
January 18, 2014 - Bellmore

This Disney production features the animated film's much loved characters and the well-known academy award-winning score. Join Belle, Mrs. Potts, Lumiere, and The Beast for an unforgettable time of fun and excitement. Kids are invited to meet the cast after the show.

Tot Shabbat - Congregation Sons of Israel
January 18, 2014 - Upper Nyack

Parents with toddlers are invited to celebrate Shabbat morning with stories, games, and learning.

Tracks and Scat - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center
January 18, 2014 - Cornwall

Learn about the animal tracks and scat left behind by woodland creatures. For adults and children ages 5 and up.

'Pirate Pete's Parrot' - The Secret Theatre
January 18, 2014 - Long Island City

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

Nature Trek - The Next Generation - Wolf Conservation Center
January 18, 2014 - South Salem

Not many people have witnessed lions feeding on a kill, wild wolves playing with their pups, and chased Fin Whales on a small zodiac...before they are fifteen. Join the Wolf Conservation Center to meet friend and supporter, Tommy Whiteley, a 9th grader and steward of the newest generation with an uncommon passion for animals and the wild world. He has had many unique experiences, and has met many world-renowned conservationists. Tommy will be speaking about his experiences in nature, from close encounters in the Alaskan wilderness to tracking whales off the coast of Greenland. He will also be speaking about the importance of his generation on the planet. Guests will visit the WCC wolves after the talk. The WCC will earmark all WCC revenue from this program to the "Atka's Angels Scholarship Fund" as an effort to introduce more children to the wild wonders of wolves and our natural world by extending its offsite programs to children in economically disadvantaged school systems. Pre-registration is required. Please dress for COLD weather. Information and registration are available at nywolf.org.

Birding Hike - Westmoreland Sanctuary
January 18, 2014 - Mount Kisco

During the winter some new birds visit for the season. Enjoy a morning walk through the Sanctuary while looking for the birds that tough out the cold winter. Be sure to dress warmly and bring a pair of binoculars.

Family Art Project: Mapping Freedom - Wave Hill
January 18, 2014 - Bronx

As was the practice during the era of the Underground Railroad, draw a secret map of the places you want to go. In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King - and with a nod toward traditional African American quilts - transfer the maps to muslin and decorate them with cloth, yarn, and felt to embellish your own personal dream of freedom. Admission to the grounds is free until 12pm.

Winter Workspace Workshop: Color in the Garden - Wave Hill
January 18, 2014 - Bronx

Winter Workspace artist Cheryl Molnar's creative process explores the winter landscape as a source of inspiration. The artist demonstrates how collage can be used to discover the basic principles of color. Then, using found images of plants, flowers, stone, and wood, create color combinations for the garden while making mixed-media collages. Art materials are provided, but participants may bring their own magazine clippings. Workshop is open to all visitors ages 12 and older when accompanied by an adult. Registration required, online at wavehill.org, onsite at the Perkins Visitor Center, or by calling 718-549-3200 x251. Free with admission to the grounds.

Wildlife in Winter - Greenburgh Nature Center
January 18, 2014 - Scarsdale

A naturalist shows off some of the Center's animals. This entertaining and informative program allows visitors to hear, see, and touch fascinating furry, feathered, and scaly friends. Best for ages 5 and older.

3rd Annual Havdalah & Hoops - Stamford JCC
January 18, 2014 - Stamford

Take part in a father and son 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament. For students in grades 6 – 12. Contact Mo Concepcion at 203.487.0971 or mconcepcion@stamfordjcc.org.

Bendel Speedway: LEGO® Brick Race Car Workshop - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
January 18, 2014 - Stamford

Expert builders will teach and guide in the design and build process, then race your car which is yours to keep. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required for workshops. Space is limited. Call 203-977-6521 to register. Recommended for ages 7 and up.

Messy Afternoons - Long Island Children's Museum
January 18, 2014 - Garden City

Join in for the type of artistic activities that everyone loves, but not one likes to clean-up after. Except the LICM staff. The afternoon will offer a variety of sensory activities for children ages 18 months to age 4.

Let's March - Brooklyn Children's Museum
January 18, 2014 - Crown Heights

Children, age 4 and older, will hear stories about civil rights, watch footage of Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous March on Washington, and join together to create a poster of peace and justice before they march throughout the Museum, reliving the legacy of Dr. King.

Let's Join Hands - Brooklyn Children's Museum
January 18, 2014 - Crown Heights

Preschoolers will learn how Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. joined hands with people of all colors on a march for his people's freedom. They will explore the big ideas of diversity and tolerance through storytelling and songs. And create an MLK-inspired craft.

PlayLab Workshop: Winter Wonderland - Brooklyn Children's Museum
January 18, 2014 - Crown Heights

Preschoolers learn about different artworks that celebrate the iconic winter scene. They'll create their own winter wonderland to take home.

Animal Adaptations ? Bird Brains! - Alley Pond Environmental Center
January 18, 2014 - Douglaston

Calling all scientists! Kids ages 8-12 can be a part of the Young Discovers Club. Birds come in many different shapes, sizes and colors. These variations are adaptations to their environment. Come learn why adaptations are important for birds. See how wonderfully birds are designed to live and feed where they do, realize that being called a bird brain is a compliment after this class is through! Kids can put on their thinking caps and answer important environmental questions with fun and easy experiments. Learn about the environment through studies and tests, some can be done with simple household supplies. Snack included.

Star Safari - Alley Pond Environmental Center
January 18, 2014 - Douglaston

Join professor/astronomer Mark Freilich for an exciting evening of star gazing. See the moon up close, learn about and view the Orion Nebular, the Pleiades Star Cluster, and Deep Space Phenomenon. This program includes an indoor interactive question and answer session on basic astronomy, fun and games followed by outdoor viewing using a professional telescope. Participants are welcome to bring their own telescopes and binoculars. Dress warm! While this is an adult program, children ages 9 and up are welcome to attend as long as they are accompanied by a participating adult. Funded in part by Capital One Bank. To ensure the quality of all astronomy workshops the venue reserves the right to cancel if the weather forecast calls for rain.

Nature Nook - Alley Pond Environmental Center
January 18, 2014 - Douglaston

Families, don't let the barren trees and chilly weather keep you inside! Make the most of the short daylight hours, bundle up and hit the trails. See the sun glitter through the snow-lined branches and observe the birds and squirrels in peaceful, bug-free silence. This might not be the way people are used to enjoying the park, the plants and animals also adapt to the colder temperatures and lack of food through hibernation, migration and other strategies. Snowshoe rabbits even turn white to camouflage in the snow. Most of the park's trees are deciduous, which means they shed their leaves, which then decay and become hummus on the forest floor. The trees themselves stand dormant as they endure frigid temperatures and strong winds. Conifers, or evergreens, are better suited to cold weather. Their waxy, cutin-coated needles last two or three years and help retain water, so they don't dry out. Squirrels, owls, wood ducks, and songbirds take refuge from severe weather beneath the needles of conifers and within the cavities of hardwoods. Other animals take shelter in holes, logs,under rocks, leaves or underground. Chipmunks and other rodents dig tunnels to store food and hibernate. Trees and bushes produce hearty fruits and nuts to help animals survive the winter, such as crab apples and berries. Some animals gather extra food in the fall, store it for the winter, while some spend the season nibbling on moss, twigs and bark. And though many birds are known for flying south, some stick around. Cardinals, blue jays, woodpeckers, chickadees, and gold finches stay and feed off the thickets of berry bushes in the park. Keep an ear out for bird calls and an eye out for animal tracks in the snow when walking in this local winter wonderland!

The Littlest Mermaid - Downtown Cabaret Theatre
January 18, 2014 - Bridgeport

Something fishy's going on off the shores of Cape Cod. The Mermaid Sisters are about to hook a record contract but someone's "wicked" jealous. With the help of Cindy Lobsta and friends Fish and Chips, the littlest of the mermaids believes all her dreams will come true ? but what's the catch?

Bear Necessities - Alley Pond Environmental Center
January 18, 2014 - Douglaston

What is necessary for polar bears to live in the ice and snow? Children ages 5-6 will study polar bears and find out. Learn the bear facts through story time, experiments, a craft and more. This program includes a snack, live animals, (sorry no polar bears), and a nature walk (weather permitting). Participants must be toilet trained. Space is limited, pre-registration required.

WestportREADS: Teen Master Chef - Westport Library
January 18, 2014 - Westport

Have what it takes to be the Teen Master Chef? Compete in three dessert challenges and put your skills to the test, making candy sushi, decorating cupcakes and creating a signature dessert. Bring an apron and your creativity; ingredients provided. Register online. For grades 6-12.

Minecraft Club - Wilton Library
January 18, 2014 - Wilton

Kids ages 8 and up are invited to join Wilton Library's Minecraft Computer Club. A server for Fairfield County has been set up with a virtual world where the Minecraft community in Wilton can meet and the club welcomes the enthusiasts. Minecraft is a subscription-based, online game. Players must bring their own laptop and create their own account. To be added to the Fairfield County server you must visit the Children's Desk with a valid library card to be registered.

Saturday Stories - Wilton Library
January 18, 2014 - Wilton

Moms and dads are invited to share a story time experience with their kids that they might not get to do on weekdays. For ages 3-5 with caregivers, no registration required.

Rev. Martin Luther King Youth Day - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
January 18, 2014 - Prospect Heights

Celebrate Dr. King's legacy with readings and performances by young poets and music from the Noel Pointer Foundation.

Comedy Outliers: A Free Monthly Stand-Up Comedy Show - Lilly O'Briens
January 18, 2014 - New York

Featuring Comics who have appeared on MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, CollegeHumor, Late Night with David Letterman, and much more: Reese Waters (Late Show w/ Letterman, NYC Comedy Cellar); Matteo Lane (Keith and the Girl, Laughing Devil Comedy Club); Bryson Turner (Rooftop Comedy, Washington DC Improv); Christian Polanco (Offstage podcast, Carolines on Broadway); and other special guests! FREE!!! NO COVER, NO DRINK MIN, PURE COMEDY!

The 29th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Scholarship Breakfast - First Baptist Church - Fellow Hall
January 18, 2014 - East Elmhurst

Celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. King, this memorial and ecumenical event provides college scholarships to students in the Queens community. In an attempt to keep the dream alive, and youth aware of the mighty works of Dr. King in his attempt to "eradicate racism and bring about justice, students are required to submit an essay theme, on various events of the Life of Dr. King, or the events of the Civil Rights Movement. The program features greetings from community orginations, an Afro centric dance salute to Dr. King, music and more. The winners of the essay contest will read their submission- 29 Years of Keeping The Dream Alive.

MLK Day of Service - United Church of Spring Valley
January 18, 2014 - Spring Valley

On this Saturday before Martin Luther King Jr.'s national holiday, families are invited to celebrate his life with service. Volunteers will put together Care Kit lunches for clients of the Rockland Interfaith Breakfast Program. Volunteers will also get to take a tour of the facility to learn about the program, which provides "food, dignity and kindness to anyone, of any faith, background or circumstance, who is hungry and in need of a meal." Online registration begins Dec. 13. Registration can also be done by phone.

Winter Seasonal Volunteer Day - Tenafly Nature Center
January 18, 2014 - Tenafly

Adult volunteers and teens 14 and older can help the nature center with a variety of outdoor projects including trail maintenance, invasive plant and litter removal. No experience needed, just a love of nature. Rain Date Feb. 8. To attend, please email: aschuster@tenaflynaturecenter.org.

Nintendo Wii Night - The Moxie Spot
January 18, 2014 - Brooklyn Heights

Play Just Dance, Michael Jackson experience, MarioKart, Wii Sports if there's time.

Children's Shakespeare Theatre presents The Life and Death of Richard the Second - Palisades Presbyterian Church
January 18, 2014 - Palisades

For this special performance, the church is transformed into a small scale reproduction of the Rose Theatre, where Shakespeare's company performed before the construction of the Globe Theatre. Meanwhile, actors in period costume bring to life a story that pursues questions of loyalty, love, and the nature of kingship. Children's Shakespeare Theatre is in its fifteenth year under the guidance of Artistic Director Diana Green, and this year won Hudson Valley Magazine's 'Best Of' award for Best Way to Learn the Classics. The Knaves are the younger members of The Children’s Shakespeare Theatre. They are a company of over 40 children, ages 8-13. Tickets are available at kingrichard2.brownpapertickets.com.

Color Chromatography at the Maritime Explorium - The Maritime Explorium
January 18, 2014 - Port Jefferson

Break colors down to their chemical components for a peek inside to what makes a color a color.

Peter Pan and Wendy - BroadHollow's BayWay Arts Centre
January 18, 2014 - East Islip

The classic childrens' story about a boy who refuses to grow up comes to life.

Dorothy Meets Alice - BroadHollow's Studio Theatre
January 18, 2014 - Liindenhurst

Dorothy and Alice, two of the most popular characters on the page and on the stage, meet up and have a unique adventure together.

Saturday Open Studio for Families - Parrish Art Museum
January 18, 2014 - Water Mill

Families tour the galleries then create original works in the art studio through hands-on activities. Each month features a different theme and a variety of art materials and techniques inspired by the works on view. Free with museum admission, but tickets (available at the front desk)are required.

Thumbelina - Take One Performing Arts
January 18, 2014 - Ronkonkoma

This is the classic Hans Christian Anderson story of a girl as small as your thumb. Buy 4 tickets, get one free. Ticket price includes a drink and a snack.

Student Art Festival Part I Opening Reception and Live Student Performances on stage - Guild Hall
January 18, 2014 - East Hampton

Celebrate the opening of the Student Art Festival with a live show on stage in the John Drew Theater featuring musical groups from the local elementary and middle schools. The exhibition celebrates the artistic pursuits of young people from the community by exhibiting their work in a museum environment and salutes their teachers who cultivate and inspire the creative process.

Superstorm Sandy Recovery Saturdays - World Cares Center Far Rockaway VCRC
January 18, 2014 - Far Rockaway

Volunteer to help Sandy survivors return to safe and healthy homes! World Cares Center's mission is to empower communities through disaster response training, support, and coordination. Build hands-on and leadership skills by volunteering to gut and remove mold from homes affected by Sandy. WCC will provide the tools, training, and safety gear to make a difference in the lives of Sandy survivors. Volunteer schedules are flexible, Monday-Saturday, 9:00am-5:00pm. Visit the website for more information or register to volunteer!

Rolie Polie Guacamole - Jalopy Theater
January 18, 2014 - Columbia Heights

Brooklyn favorites Rolie Polie Guacamole will be playing original songs and leading the crowd in singing and dancing.

CINDERELLA - Theatre Three
January 18, 2014 - Port Jefferson

Its the New Year with its very own musical telling of the world's favorite story. Once upon a time, not so long ago, lived the lovely Cinderella. Add an outrageous stepmother, two brawling stepsisters, a sparkling fairy godmother and a hapless but hopeful prince, and Cinderella makes for a magic musical.

Watson Adventures' Wizard School Scavenger Hunt for Harry Potter Fans - Metropolitan Museum of Art
January 18, 2014 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a unique scavenger hunt for Harry Potter fans ages 10 & up! Follow in the footsteps of young wizards on a field trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in search of art that echoes characters, places and enchanted objects in the famed Harry Potter books and movies. Keep your trusty wand handy as you track down a powerful sorceress, a Snape-like potions master, flying owls and dragons, Hagrid-like giants, centaurs and unicorns like those you'd see in the Forbidden Forest, strange mermaids and sharks that seem straight out of the Triwizard Tournament, fierce knights in armor, and cloaked and masked figures as scary as any Death Eater or Dementor. Wizards and muggles alike can play and enjoy this hunt. The hunt is not an addition to or variation on Harry's adventures, but instead references to the books will provide a surprising bridge to many strange and wonderful works of art. It's a great way to discover - or rediscover - the Met. This hunt is designed for kids and adults to do together, but all-adult teams will be allowed to compete separately. Kids must be accompanied by adults. For ages 10 and up. Prices include museum admission. Advance purchase is required via http://www.watsonadventures.com. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT.

How Much Should Things Affect Us? - Aesthetic Realism Foundation
January 18, 2014 - Lower Manhattan

Barbara Allen and Robert Murphy teach the Learning to Like the World class, and this month they'll be taking up and illustrating these wonderful sentences from Eli Siegel's Children's Guide to Parents & Other Matters: “A person is dull when he sees things which should be exciting, are strange, have life, are beautiful, are new, are good, and this person just goes ahead as if nothing had happened....This kind of person can look at a sunrise and yawn; can hear a strange, good thing and act like dull ashes in cream....Many people think this is a kind of power; but I say, the hell with it.”

'Still Awake Still!' - The New Victory Theater
January 18, 2014 - Theater District Times Square

Getting kids to sleep can be rough and tough, but not for Miss Ivory Tinklefinger! With nothing but a great grand piano and her sweet singing voice, the famous Queen of Sleep can calm the rowdiest of children, that is, until treble ensues... Much to her dismay and to the audience's delight, her piano produces more than just notes at this particular performance. Commissioned by the Sydney Opera House, STILL AWAKE STILL! is a marvelously madcap cabaret for kids that will have you encoring, not snoring!.

Chinese New Year at Mandarin Seeds - Mandarin Seeds
January 18, 2014 -

Join Mandarin Seeds for an early celebration of Chinese New Year! Sing, dance, and listen to ancient Chinese New Year's stories. There will also be Chinese New Year arts and craft activities! Teachers will also give a mini demo lesson of the school's popular Mommy & Me class. Everyone is encouraged to come dressed up in red or Chinese New Year outfits! Get ready for an exciting new HORSE year!

Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic! - Prudential Center
January 18, 2014 - Newark

Join the celebration as more than 60 of Disney's unforgettable characters from 18 beloved stories come to life when Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic! Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald, Jiminy Cricket, Pinocchio, and others of your favorite friends take part in this skating spectacular you?ll remember forever. Playing Prudential Center for eight shows Jan. 15-Jan. 20.

Recess Monkey - Symphony Space
January 18, 2014 - Upper West Side

The Seattle-based kindie rock band returns with a performance featuring high-energy pop goodness that evokes the spirit of the Beatles at their most playful. With songs from band’s album Deep Sea Diver, the audience will travel deep under the sea, exploring the lesser-known creatures that live beneath the waves. enhanced by Recess Monkey’s trademark, pitch-perfect understanding of what gets kids excited. Tunes like “Fish Sticks,” “Tambourine Submarine,” “The Deep End,” “Shrimp,” and “Choral Reef” will have kids and parents singing along.

Gilded New York: Jewelry Making - Museum of the City of New York
January 18, 2014 - Upper East Side

Get inspired by the jewelry and costumes worn by New York?s elite in the late 19th century on view in Gilded New York, then create accessories that represent your own personal style. No reservations required!

Hansel and Gretel - Galli Theater
January 18, 2014 - MIdtown

When Hansel and Gretel get lost in the woods and stumble upon a house made of gingerbread they think their bad luck has ended, until they discover that the delicious house is a wicked witch?s home. This brother and sister most work together to outsmart the witch and find their way back to their father.Run time: 45 minutes

Piece by Piece: Sculpture - The Museum of Modern Art
January 18, 2014 - Midtown

Discover the materials and techniques artist Iza Genzken uses to create assemblage sculptures and installations, then experiment with creating your own three-dimensional art in the studio.

Family Films: Magical Mysteries and Make Believe - The Museum of Modern Art
January 18, 2014 - MIdtown

See a screening of Where the Wild Things Are(1973) USA, Strega Nona (1978), and Shipwrecked (2006). Tickets are distributed on the day of the program only, on a first-come, first-served basis. Pick up tickets at the reception desk in The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building, at 4 W. 54th St. (near Fifth Avenue), from 10?10:30 am. and from 11:30am?12pm. Tickets are also distributed at the information desk in the museum?s main lobby. Headsets and neck loops for sound amplification can be made available for Family Films programs with at least two weeks' advance notice by calling 212-408-6347 (voice) or 212-247-1230 (TTY) or by e-mailing accessprograms@moma.org. For further information about Family Programs at MoMA, call 212-708-9805 or e-mail familyprograms@moma.org.

Tours for Fours: My Kind of Place - The Museum of Modern Art
January 18, 2014 - Midtown

Look closely at three to five works of art in the Museum galleries, talk about what you see, and engage in drawing, movement, or writing activities. Kids and adults participate together. On Saturdays and Sundays: January 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26 Kids must be at 4 and older to attend this program. Younger siblings are welcome to accompany their participating brother or sister. This program is free for individual families of up to two adults and up to three kids. Additional adults $25, seniors (65 and over with ID) $18, students $14, member guests $5. Sign language interpretation can be scheduled for any Tours for Fours program with at least two weeks’ advance notice by calling (212) 408-6347 or (212) 247-1230 (TTY) or by e-mailing accessprograms@moma.org. FM assistive listening devices (headsets and neck loops) are available for all programs.

A Closer Look for Kids: Sculpture - The Museum of Modern Art
January 18, 2014 - Midtown

Kids and adults share their ideas and participate in drawing, movement, or writing activities as you explore three to five works of art in the Museum galleries. This program is free for individual families of up to two adults and up to three kids. Additional guests: $25; $18 seniors 65 and over with ID; $14 students. Sign language interpretation can be scheduled for any A Closer Look for Kids program with at least two weeks’ advance notice by calling (212) 408-6347 or (212) 247-1230 (TTY) or by e-mailing accessprograms@moma.org. FM assistive listening devices (headsets and neck loops) are available for all programs.

Junior Engineer: Dig It! - New York Transit Museum
January 18, 2014 - Brooklyn Heights

Did you know that archaeological treasures have been discovered during subway tunnel construction? Let’s work together to dig up artifacts from our makeshift excavation site. For ages 4 and older.

Isle of Rhodes - Spike Hill
January 18, 2014 - Brooklyn

Wistful, engaging, and damn catchy, (The Vinyl District). A Brooklyn based duo, Isle of Rhodes interweave a, "Signature, nostalgic sound of the Rhodes keyboard (namesake of the band), Rob Farren’s reimagined pop-punk vocals and Colin Behram’s cymbal-infused drum fills, proving that even the smallest ensemble can create a truly grand effect.

Father and son 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament! - Stamford JCC
January 18, 2014 - Stamford

Grades 6 – 12. For more information contact Mo Concepcion at 203.487.0971 or mconcepcion@stamfordjcc.org.

Aligns & Progress - Union Hall
January 18, 2014 - Brooklyn

Progress is a collective of musicians who believe in capturing the essence of music by choosing to improvise the majority of their songs. Formed in 2011, the band consists of Ariel Tieno (lead guitar) Cito Bass (bass) Kelvin Ventura (rhythm guitar) Angel Rodriguez (drums) Landon Bell (percussion) and Nate Parson (vocals). Their unique sound is the result of blending each member's individual influences, which include Latin, punk, hip hop, jazz, and rock. Their ability to mix and fuse these genres yields a loud and soulful declaration of music: "Hasta la progressia, siempre." Progress - "Make a Difference": https://soundcloud.com/the_progress/make-a-difference --- 9p Aligns is a NY-based, three-piece rock band led by Jacques Barbot (vocals; guitar) and featuring Mark Bell (drums) and Soshi Uchida (bass). The raw energy Aligns brings to the stage is undeniably funky and explosive. Formed in 2010, Aligns has played throughout New York City, including Knitting Factory, Arlene's Grocery, and in Union Square. With each band member bringing his own musical influences to the table, the music Aligns plays is always rooted in the energy of rock and roll, but flavored by classic blues, hip hop, and pop tones. Aligns has previously released two full-length projects and will release their third in 2014. Aligns - "Work It": https://soundcloud.com/aligns/work-it

Aretha Franklin - Radio City Music Hall
Through January 18, 2014 - New York

Aretha Franklin, the "Queen of Soul," will play Radio City Music Hall on Friday, January 17, 2014 at 8:00PM and Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 8:00PM of Martin Luther King Jr. weekend. For nearly five decades, Aretha Franklin has dominated the music charts and has performed live to millions of people. Franklin is known for being one of the most influential voices in American music with a repertoire that spans pop, soul, jazz, rock, blues and gospel. In 2009, Franklin was named the #1 Vocalist of All Time by Rolling Stone magazine.

Dean Edwards - Gotham Comedy Club
Through January 18, 2014 - New York

With a dynamic energy and an almost tangible onstage presence, Dean Edwards remains one of the comedy worlds most in demand performers across the globe. Armed with a razor sharp wit, an arsenal of characters and spot on impressions, it's no wonder that he's become such a favorite, garnering media attention as well as a legion of fans. As one of the stars of MTV2's hit show, GUY CODE, Dean has helped the show become the networks most successful show in its history. He also just completed hosting TV One's clip show, VIDIOTS and serves as a correspondent on BET's new program, DON'T SLEEP, hosted by TJ Holmes.

Shabbaba Shabbat - Orangetown Jewish Center
January 18, 2014 - Orangeburg

Families with toddlers are invited to meet in the synagogue's “Family Room” for this Saturday morning service with an interactive and musical format that encourages both children and adults to explore the spiritual aspects of Shabbat. The service ends with the children joining the main sanctuary service for the concluding prayers followed by the congregational lunch.

Free Week of Dance at Steffi Nossen School of Dance - Steffi Nossen School of Dance
Through January 18, 2014 - White Plains

The Steffi Nossen School of Dance (SNSD) invites the Westchester community to participate in all dance classes free of charge during its Week of Dance Open House January 13-18, 2014. Classes will be held at two locations in Westchester: White Plains (at the Music Conservatory of Westchester across from the County Center), and in Chappaqua, SNSD offers classes that appeal to dance students of all levels. Try as many age- and level-appropriate classes as you wish from Jan. 13-18. Don't miss this chance to try a new class free of obligation. The class schedule is available at steffinossen.org. Questions: info@steffinossen.org or 914-328-1900 for more information, and to RSVP.

Day & Night Brunch Club - Highline Ballroom
January 18, 2014 - New York

NEW YORK | ST. TROPEZ | WINTER MUSIC CONFERENCE | HAMPTONS | CANNES | SUNDANCE | SOUTH BEACH | ST. BARTH'S | MONACO | ART BASEL NEW YORK'S FIRST EVER BRUNCHCLUB AND DAYCLUB "LIKE BRUNCHING AT STUDIO 54" - ZAGAT

The Good Life Saturdays - Highline Ballroom
January 18, 2014 - New York

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

Saturday Specials at the Chappaqua Public Library - Chappaqua Public Library
January 18, 2014 - Chappaqua

A program for special needs kids and their families. Stories, songs, sensory activities, schmoozing, and surprises for all ages. Registration required.

Mafia Walking Tour - Meet outside of Cacio e Vino
January 18, 2014 - New York

The popular and exciting Mafia walking tour through the East Village and Little Italy explores the former social clubs, homes and haunts of some of the most influential 20th century mobsters, while uncovering the truth behind many Mafia legends. Presented by the award-winning non-profit, Lower East Side History Project. *Every Saturday at 12:00pm through 3/29/14. RSVP required, see website for details: http://leshp.org/walking-tours/60-mafia-tour

Primitive Pursuits - Weekend Winter Wilderness Explorers - Manor Plains Nature Park
January 18, 2014 - Huntington

Calling all youth age 7 - 11. Put an end to your kids' winter hibernation by getting them outside having fun, warming up their senses and experiencing nature in all its beauty and wonder. They will uild shelters, play games, make fire from friction, craft with natural materials, search for animal tracks and more! Sign up at primitivepursuits.com/longisland. Primitive Pursuits is a not-for-profit organization that has expanded to Long Island after over 10 years of programs in Ithaca, NY. They offer nature connections for youth from preschool age through teens.

Game On: Lego Challenge - Brooklyn Public Library, Marcy branch
January 18, 2014 - Bedford Stuyvesant

Kids build cool things with Legos and DUPLO blocks.

Game On: Lego Challenge - Brooklyn Public Library, Marcy branch
January 18, 2014 - Bedford Stuyvesant

Kids build cool things with Legos and DUPLO blocks.

Game On: Lego Challenge - Brooklyn Public Library, Marcy branch
January 18, 2014 - Bedford Stuyvesant

Kids build cool things with Legos and DUPLO blocks.

Theresa Foundation Bowling Fun Day - Farmingdale Lanes
January 18, 2014 - Farmingdale

Enjoy two games of bowling, a slice of pizza, soda, and bowling shoes. 50/50 raffle and bake sale will also be available in addition to raffles and prizes! Please register in advance at theresafoundation.org or contact Lindsay Rogan at lindsay@tapany.org

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service - Queens Historical Society at Kingsland Homestead
January 18, 2014 - Flushing

As part of the New York Council for the Humanities’ Conversations with Kids program, we will be discussing Doreen Rappaport’s book, Martin’s Big Words, and then have a group discussion on one of the world's most influential leaders whose dream changed America-and the world-forever. This program is free to children and their adult companions.

Captain Underpants in Color - Part Two! - The Scholastic Store
January 18, 2014 - New York

Tra-La-Laaaaa! Join us in style to celebrate with the Captain as his second adventure is now re-released in Full Color! Have a super time as we have pre-shrunk and cottony fun throughout The Store. Play toilet paper basketball, and get a color tattoo of your favorite character as we save SoHo from the evil of the Talking Toilets. Recommended for ages 6 & up.

Salute to Cedar Walton - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center
Through January 18, 2014 - New York

A salute to the late, great NEA Jazz Master Cedar Walton (1934-2013), a gifted pianist, arranger, and composer with a lasting impact. Before joining and arranging for Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers in 1961, Walton performed with greats like Kenny Dorham, J. J. Johnson, Art Farmer, John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, and more. He continued to work with some of the best musicians and groups of every subsequent decade, and even went on to experiment with various keyboards as leader of the funk band Mobius. These performances will feature Dizzy's Late Night Session host Michael Mwenso and rising star drummer Evan Sherman as co-music directors. The rest of the band includes some of New York's finest young legends in the making, including Dizzy's regulars Russell Hall and Emmet Cohen, with Gerald Clayton joining on piano for Saturday's sets.

Isle of Rhodes - Spike Hill
January 18, 2014 - Brooklyn

Wistful, engaging, and damn catchy, (The Vinyl District). A Brooklyn-based duo, Isle of Rhodes interweave a, "Signature, nostalgic sound of the Rhodes keyboard (namesake of the band), Rob Farren’s reimagined pop-punk vocals and Colin Behram’s cymbal-infused drum fills, proving that even the smallest ensemble can create a truly grand effect.

MLK DAY! - The JCC In Manhattan
January 18, 2014 - New York

WHO: Face Painting with Jaime Gruber; Move This World: Understanding and Appreciating Diversity through Creative Expression Workshop; Yin Yoga with Whitney Chapman; Community Cinema: King (Parts 1&2); Children’s Art Project: Exploring a Creative Path to Celebrating the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday; What's Jewish Got to Do with Leadership? Lecture; A Cappella Concert: Binghamton Vibrations and much, much more!!! WHAT: R&R Saturdays are FREE at the JCC! Make your Shabbat afternoon special and share in our community. Workshops, Art, Yoga, Meditation, Food, Music, Study Sessions, film, creative art projects, Spa Experiences, Indoor & Outdoor play! There are programs for both children and adults. Guaranteed fun for the whole family! All are welcome. WHEN: Saturday January 18th, 2014, 2:00pm-5:00pm (& Saturdays until March 22, 2014). WHERE: The JCC In Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue @ 76th Street, New York, New York 10023. WHY: An amazing weekly opportunity to be together as a family and as a community. R&R is an incredible alternative to the typical New York Saturday and...IT'S ALL FREE! For more information: www.jccmanhattan.org/rr or join our Facebook page for updated information - https://www.facebook.com/pages/RR-Shabbat-at-The-JCC-in-Manhattan/193553367387562

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service - Queens Historical Society at Kingsland Homestead
January 18, 2014 - Flushing

A New York Council for the Humanities Community Conversations for Kids workshop is coming to the Queens Historical Society! To celebrate their Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, Karyn Mooney will be guiding the children and their families through Doreen Rappaport's book, Martin's Big Words, followed by a discussion.

Hablemos de la Historia y del Arte: Colors: Gauguin, Matisse and Picasso - New-York Historical Society
January 18, 2014 - Upper West Side

In this Spanish language program. families of children ages 4-10 tour the New-York Historical Society’s exhibition The Armory Show at 100 and learn how European artists like Gauguin, Matisse, and Picasso used color in the creation of their paintings. After the tour, families create their own original works with pastels.

Casting for FOX network's MasterChef Junior - Chelsea Studios
January 18, 2014 - MIdtown

Are you the Next MasterChef Junior? MasterChef is on a nationwide search for the most talented young home cooks in America between the ages of 8-13 as of March 10, 2014. The winner will receive a LARGE cash prize and the title of MasterChef Junior! If you think you are the next MasterChef Junior, we'd love to meet you at an open casting call! Minors must be accompanied by an adult guardian at all times. Applications must be completed by parents or legal guardians. For application, instructions, audition guidelines, eligibility requirements, and open call details visit masterchefjuniorcasting.com

African American Leaders Scavenger Hunt - New-York Historical Society
January 18, 2014 - Upper West Side

Through a series of fun activities kids ages 6 and older can meet the inspiring and brave African American leaders who helped shape our nation and civil rights legislation. Families will search through New-York Historical's collections finding objects and documents related to James McCune Smith, Pierre and Juliette Toussaint, Frederick Douglass, and, of course, Martin Luther King Jr.

The Williamstown Theatre Festival Cabaret - 54 Below
Through January 18, 2014 - New York

For 60 years, the Tony Award-winning Williamstown Theatre Festival has been Broadway's summer home, where renowned stars of stage and screen work alongside America's next generation of up and comers. This January, for the first time ever, the Festival's legendary, irrepressible Late-Night Cabaret brings some Berkshire summer to the Big Apple. For four nights only, a revolving company of Williamstown all-stars will take the stage at 54 Below recreating the off-the-cuff, post-performance atmosphere that has become a WTF trademark. Helmed by longtime WTF music director Kris Kukul, these impromptu celebrations of laughter and song will chase away the winter blues with a healthy dose of summer fun! CAST LIST: Becky Ann Baker, Greg Hildreth (1/17 & 1/18)*, Lauren Molina, Euan Morton (1/15 & 1/16)*, Amy Spanger, Joe Iconis, Jessica Hecht, Todd Almond, and Jacob Ming Trent. $40-50 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

luludi's terrarium class for kids - luludi living frames
January 18, 2014 - Astoria

A terrarium class is a great way to teach children about the importance of nature, as well as a fun filled hour to explore their creativity. Materials included in cost: terrarium, plants, choice of sand, soil, moss, and decorative elements. Kids also get a gift box for their finished terrarium, and care instructions for their plant. The venue also offers birthday party packages, party themes available upon request. Classes limited to maximum 8 children/minimum 3

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.

Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Hals: Masterpieces of Dutch Painting from the Mauritshuis - Frick Collection
Through January 19, 2014 - New York

The Frick Collection will be the final venue of an American tour of paintings from the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis, The Hague. This prestigious Dutch museum, which has not lent a large body of works from its holdings in nearly thirty years, is undergoing an extensive two-year renovation that makes this opportunity possible.

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.

Takacs Quartet - Carnegie Hall
Through January 19, 2014 - New York

The Takacs Quartet plays the complete quartets of Bartok, performing all six works within 24 hours over two consecutive days in Zankel Hall. (Quartets 1, 3, and 5 on January 18; Quartets 2, 4, and 6 on January 19.)

Watson Adventures' Secrets of Grand Central Scavenger Hunt - Grand Central Terminal
Through January 19, 2014 - New York

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

Shen Yun Performing Arts - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Through January 19, 2014 - New York

Heavenly maidens, brave warriors, mischievous monks, and, yes, even a flying pig! China's 5,000 years of uninterrupted history has yielded an endless treasure trove of legends, myths, and literary classics. These stories come to life in vivid detail through Shen Yun's awe-inspiring performances. Let Shen Yun take you on an extraordinary journey spanning from the origins of Chinese civilization through the height of the Tang and Song dynasties all the way to the modern day. It's a performance that not only entertains, but more broadly, educates and inspires. Based in New York, Shen Yun has become the world's premier classical Chinese dance company and a global, cultural sensation, reviving the authentic culture of China that was once almost lost. And now, after enchanting royals in London, performing for packed houses across Asia, and wowing a sold-out audience at Lincoln Center last season, Shen Yun is returning to the Lincoln Center stage with an entirely new program for 2014!

2014 Zlatne Uste Golden Festival - Grand Prospect Hall
Through January 19, 2014 - Brooklyn

New York's largest Balkan music event, featuring multiple stages, Balkan & Middle Eastern refreshments, arts vendors, and textile displays. From international stars to local musicians, modern Balkan stylists to folk traditionalists, over 50 bands provide hours of ecstatic listening, dancing, and celebration. Sponsored by Zlatne Uste Brass Band (www.zlatneuste.org), 5-time invited guest at the Dragachevo Brass Festival in Gucha, Serbia, Serbia, has released four CDs and stars in a feature film, Brasslands (www.brasslands.com), by Meerkat Media Collective.

First Look - Museum of the Moving Image
Through January 19, 2014 - Queens

In its third year, the Museum's First Look series is a showcase for groundbreaking, new international cinema. When it debuted in 2012, First Look was instantly recognized as a vital new addition to New York's film scene, an oasis of thoughtful and provocative filmmaking amid the hype and noise of the awards season. Defying genre and pushing boundaries, the featured films demonstrate how cinematic creativity and depth can be found in modes as divergent as action movies and avant-garde cinema. Many of the films are New York premieres. Among the hits and discoveries from the first two years are Chantal Akerman's Almayer's Folly, Thomas Andersen's Reconversao, Bruno Dumont's Outside Satan, and Philippe Garrel's That Summer. First Look is programmed by Chief Curator David Schwartz and Assistant Film Curator Aliza Ma; 2014 schedule to be announced in early December.

Applied Design - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through January 20, 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.

2013 Festival of Lighthouses Contest - Maritime Aquarium
Through January 20, 2014 - Norwalk

Enjoy a display of imaginative handcrafted lighthouses ? and then vote for your favorite. Your votes determine the winners of this exhibit, which will present 24 large model lighthouses throughout the aquarium galleries. The lighthouses will be the creations of regional artists, crafts people and just folks with an idea. Some entries come in as scale models of real lighthouses. Others will be wildly creative. The lighthouse that gets the most visitor votes will win $1,500. Other prizes to be announced in a special evening reception on Jan. 23 are: $750 for second place, $375 for third; $300 for fourth; $225 for fifth; and $150 for sixth. Lighthouses must be 3 to 6 feet tall and have a working light ? Beyond that, it's up to the creators' imaginations. (Prohibited are animal remains, including shells.) November 16-January 20, 2014.

'Still Awake Still!' - New Victory Theater
Through January 20, 2014 - New York

Getting kids to sleep can be rough and tough, but not for Miss Ivory Tinklefinger! With nothing but a great grand piano and her sweet singing voice, the famous Queen of Sleep can calm the rowdiest of children, that is, until treble ensues... Much to her dismay and to the audience's delight, her piano produces more than just notes at this particular performance. Commissioned by the Sydney Opera House, STILL AWAKE STILL! is a marvelously madcap cabaret for kids that will have you encoring, not snoring!

Christopher Wool - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through January 22, 2014 - New York

At the heart of Christopher Wool's creative project, which spans three decades of rigorous and highly focused practice, is the question of how a picture can be conceived, realized, and experienced today. Engaging the complexities of painting as a medium, as well as the anxious rhythms of the urban environment and a wide range of cultural references, his agile, largely monochrome works propose an open-ended series of responses to this central problem. This retrospective will fill the museum's Frank Lloyd Wright-designed rotunda and an adjacent gallery with a rich selection of paintings, photographs, and works on paper, forming the most comprehensive examination to date of Wool's influential career. The exhibition is organized by Katherine Brinson, Associate Curator, and will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue. This exhibition is supported by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

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.

Adventures of Piper - Locust Valley Library
Through January 22, 2014 - Locust Valley

Meet local author Mariah Leal and see the world from a puppy's point of view. With a story, Mariah's best buddy, Piper, teaches children the importance of training, socializing and bonding with their puppy.Through Piper's journey, you will see how similar the lessons she has learned are to those of children. On January 22, the children will have the opportunity to meet Piper.Each participant will recieve a copy of the authors book.Space is limited. Registration required. For more information please call 516-671-1837.

“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/.

Danish Paintings from the Golden Age to the Modern Breakthrough - Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
Through January 25, 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.

Deconstructed Flowers - Queens Botanical Garden
Through January 25, 2014 - Flushing

H. David Stein's unique mosaic of flora is distinctively detailed in this exhibit, a series of intricate photographs that pull out the detailed beauty of flowers, using a special technique that layers several photographs into a single picture for a view of amazing depth. Dr. Stein's work as the former chairman of surgery at Flushing Hospital instilled a dedication to the importance of detail. Since his retirement from the medical profession, his interest in photography has intensified. Studying at the International Center of Photography, and with several professionals he has garnered a renewed focus on the technical and visual aspects, and adapted a style that allows him to create photographs that express many aspects of a flower at the same time. "There are many features of flowers that are beautiful and interesting, but each individual photograph can only show a single element of the flower". Unhappy with losing the depth and beauty of his subject, Stein focused on pulling out the dimensional presence of the flower. "This meant taking multiple photographs and merging then into a single montage. I then allowed the flower to grow more naturally over the image's matting. The end result is a floral image that shows many views of the flower's beauty in a single image." Dr. Stein's prize-winning photographs have been exhibited widely throughout the Northeast, including the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C., the Salmagundi Club, The Mamaroneck Artist Guild, and other galleries in New York. His photographs can also be found in commercial establishments and in numerous private collections. The exhibit will be open from Tuesdays to Saturdays, from 8am to 4pm, thur Jan 25, 2014 and is free to the public. For more information, contact Darcy Hector at (718) 886-3800, ext. 330 or dhector@queensbotanical.org. Queens Botanical Garden is an urban oasis where people, plants and cultures are celebrated through inspiring gardens, innovative educational programs and demonstrations of environmental stewardship.

Green Porno - Brooklyn Academy of Music
Through January 25, 2014 - Fort Greene

Live on Stage Conceived and performed by Isabella Rossellini Written by Isabella Rossellini and Jean-Claude Carrière Staged by Muriel Mayette Art-house luminary Isabella Rossellini reveals the surprisingly kinky and confounding mating rituals of insects and marine life in this one-woman show, adapted from the celebrated Sundance Channel series of the same name. With day-glo costumes and paper puppets, Rossellini channels a host of reproductive oddities based on a text by the influential French screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière (The Mahabharata, 1987 Next Wave; The Tin Drum). Part nature documentary, part DIY cartoon, Green Porno is a cheeky, delightful zoology lesson brought vividly to life by Rossellini's singular flair for storytelling. English translation by Sofia Groopman

Intel Pop-Up Shop Grand Opening - Intel Experience Store
Through January 25, 2014 - New York

The Intel Experience Store is not your average pop-up shop! Setting up in the hip neighborhood of Nolita, the Intel Experience Store aims to bring together local businesses, the latest technology, and the unique elements of each store location to show how Intel reshapes and enriches the lives of individuals and communities alike. Each Intel Experience Store will physically change three times a day! The stores will feature local, ever-changing programming, freecycling, and other programs that give back to their communities. Stop by to grab a coffee, check in on the news, ask our Tech Xperts questions about your devices, and in the afternoons and evenings, check out live music, movies, sports, games, and more! There will be a number of activities on opening day: the first 50 people will win a prize; throughout the day shoppers can enjoy complimentary coffee and snacks from local eateries; neighbors in the 10012 area code will receive a free sweatshirt (with proof of residency, while supplies last); and there will be an evening performance by Tailan Rayan.

Robert Mapplethorpe: Saints and Sinners - Sean Kelly Gallery
Through January 25, 2014 - New York

This December marks the 25th anniversary of the landmark exhibition Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Moment. On the occasion of the anniversary of that defining juncture, not just in Mapplethorpe's career, but also in the larger dialogue regarding freedom of expression in the arts, Sean Kelly brings together 27 pairings of Mapplethorpe images exploring the theme of Saints and Sinners.

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.

Parsons Dance - Joyce Theater
Through January 26, 2014 - New York

Parsons Dance brings its blend of athleticism, stunning ensemble work, and pure joy to the stage for evenings of high-energy dance. The program includes the world premiere of David Parsons' For EK, set to music by Steve Reich, a multi-media experience using the work of major American 20th century painters as a visual backdrop. The season also includes Nascimento Novo, performed to music by South American legend Milton Nascimento and Caught, the stroboscopic masterwork that continues to wow audiences around the world. In addition, four special family matinees will include kid-friendly repertory and an opportunity to meet the dancers.

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.

Keith Haring All-Over - New-York Historical Society
Through January 26, 2014 - 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.

Art in the Garden at QBG: “Deconstructed Flowers” - Queens Botanical Garden
Through January 26, 2014 - Flushing

H. David Stein’s unique mosaic of flora is distinctively detailed in his exhibit “Deconstructed Flowers.” His intricate photographs pull out the dimensional presence of flowers using a special technique which layers multiple photographs into a single montage. The end result shows many views of the flower’s beauty in a single image.

Art in the Garden at QBG: “Deconstructed Flowers” - Queens Botanical Garden
Through January 26, 2014 - Flushing

H. David Stein's unique mosaic of flora is distinctively detailed in his exhibit "Deconstructed Flowers." His intricate photographs pull out the dimensional presence of flowers using a special technique which layers multiple photographs into a single montage. The end result shows many views of the flower's beauty in a single image. In the Gallery of QBG's Visitor & Administration Building.

Shrek the Musical - Broadhollow Theater at Elmont
Through January 26, 2014 - Elmont

In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre—not a handsome prince—shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won't shut up, a bad guy with a short temper, and a cookie with an attitude, and over a dozen other fairy-tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on hand...and his name is Shrek. Full of all-new songs, dancing, and breathtaking scenery, Shrek is part romance, part twisted fairy tale.

All Aboard with Thomas & Friends - New York Botanical Garden
Through January 26, 2014 - Bronx

Join Thomas and Driver Sam on a new, fun-filled, sing-along, mini performance adventure by helping them decorate the station in time for the big Sodor surprise party before the guest of honor arrives! Parents: bring your camera to have a photo-op with Thomas to capture the special day! In the Ross Hall. Daily, Jan. 1-26. Times vary by date; see website.

LICM & Plaza Theatrical present �Go, Dog. Go!� - Long Island Children's Museum
Through January 26, 2014 - Garden City

P.D. Eastman�s classic beginner book "Go, Dog. Go!" comes to life on the LICM stage. Singing, dancing and plenty of humor surround Red Dog, Blue Dog, Green Dog and Yellow Dog. Watch these dogs at work and play, going in and going out, moving over the water and under the water and asking and answering that important question, "Do you like my hat?" The story is adapted for the stage by Steven Dietz and Allison Gregory with music by Michael Koerner. This event runs through January 26.

Ruff - La MaMa E.T.C.
Through January 26, 2014 - New York

In "Ruff," her latest solo show, Peggy Shaw throws off the stigma of age and embraces the joy--and necessity--of creating new work since her stroke in 2011. She unashamedly exposes the emotional and technological accommodations she now requires to perform onstage. In so doing, she offers a rare glimpse at the art of aging. "Ruff" comes to La MaMa following a critically acclaimed run at the 2013 Coil Festival and an extremely popular European tour. Charles Isherwood (New York Times) called it "an impressionistic monologue that’s engaging, admirably unsentimental and often very funny indeed." Eva Yaa Asantewaa, writing The Infinite Body, called it "an intimate, affecting lesson in empathy." She noted that Shaw is "a legend in queer, progressive theater" and that the show amounts to her post-stroke comeback, "a marvelous one--and a way of sharing what it feels like to know that some memories and resources that made you what you are are now unretrievable." Purchase tickets (212) 475-7710, www.lamama.org

Social Skills Coaching for Teens - Elaine Lerner, MSW CSW
Through January 27, 2014 - Garden City

Elaine Lerner, MSW CSW provides support to adolescents and their families in her Social Skills Coaching for Teens workshops. She teaches teens tools, techniques and strategies to learn how to communicate better with classmates, peers and parents, make friends through social interactions, navigate middle school and high school, problem solve as well as preparation for a smooth transition to college and career. Her 7-Session program includes parent support as well as a family session where a complimentary 30-minute phone session is drafted to determine if your child is a candidate for this program. Call to register.

Art Gallery - Mineola School District - Mineola Public Library
Through January 30, 2014 - Mineola

Everyone is welcome downstairs in the Walter & Joan Hobbs Art Gallery for an artistic presentation of mixed media created by the students of the Mineola School district. The Supervising Art Teacher is Mrs. Andrea Antonelli.

Drama Workshop grades K-3 - Locust Valley Library
Through January 30, 2014 - Locust Valley

Children in grades K-3 are invited to participate in a drama workshop taught by certified teacher Ms. Celia Cullen. In this four part interactive drama class children will bring well known children's books to life. The last session will include a short performance. Registration required. For more information contact Youth Services @ 516-671-1837.

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.

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.

Wonderment Wednesdays - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through January 31, 2014 - Crown Heights

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

Free Trial Classes in Italian, Spanish, French, and Mandarin Chinese - Language Workshop for Children
Through January 31, 2014 - Manhasset

Capture your child's prime time to learn a new language. Call The Language Workshop for Children at 212-628-2700 for your FREE trial class. Offering French, Spanish, and Mandarin Chinese, LWFC programs include Languages for Tots� (6M-3Y), Languages for Children (3-8Y), Regular Preschool (2.10-4Y), and Summer Camp (3-9Y). CNN called LWFC Director Francois Thibaut: "One of a very few experts in teaching languages to small children." Parents Magazine named the LWFC, "6 Programs Worth the $." Students absorb their new language in stimulating play groups using the LWFC's unique language building songs, immersion games, and older kids work with sentence building stories (and can bake and do arts and crafts too). LWFC learning materials won six major children's educational media awards.

Saturday Winter Workshops - Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art (HVCCA)
Through January 31, 2014 - Peekskill

Every Saturday during January, join HVCCA's museum educator, Maureen McCourt, for educational workshops. Jan. 4: Play with Plastillina!(a type of non-hardening clay); Jan. 11: Make A Musical Instrument! Create a musical instrument out of found objects inspired by artist Chen Zhen; Jan. 18: Create a Nature Mobile! Jan. 25: Cast Your Hand!

Teacher in the Library @ The Field - The Field Library
Through January 31, 2014 - Peekskill

Mystified by math? Puzzled by a project? Homework help is here! Stop in and see a certified teacher. Homework help is available January 2, 6, 7, 9, 13, 14, 16, 21, 23, 27, 28, and 30. Check out the library's FROG BLOG for more programs and information at fieldkids.wordpress.com.

Family Fondue Sundays - The Melting Pot of White Plains
Through January 31, 2014 - 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 January from 12-4pm. Visit meltingpot.com/white-plains/specials for details.

Pack Chat for Kids (ages 4-8) - Wolf Conservation Center
Through January 31, 2014 - 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. Jan. 1 and 12 at 11am; Jan. 5 and 25 at 2pm.

Teaching Trails: A Community Path for Environmental Education presents Weekly Sunday Walks for All Ages at the GNC - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through January 31, 2014 - Scarsdale

Enjoy a Guided Trail Experience through the woodland forest. Maybe you'll discover who left that track, which tree makes the best animal home, or which plant makes its own heat to help melt through the late winter ice. Free with support from Con Edison. January 5, 12, 19, and 26 from 11:30am-12pm.

Yoga Classes for Adults - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through January 31, 2014 - Scarsdale

Yoga is all about being the best you can be physically, mentally, and spiritually. Bring your own mat. Call for more information and multi-class discount. Mondays, Jan. 6, 13, 20, and 27 at 7pm; Fridays, Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31 at 9am.

1980s - Hal Bromm Art & Design
Through January 31, 2014 - New York

Currently on view : a group exhibition including work by Mike Bidlo, Luis Frangella, Bobby G., Judy Glantzman, Keith Haring, Rick Prol, Russell Sharon, and David Wojnarowicz. Gallery Hours: 1PM - 6PM, Tuesdays through Fridays.

Food For Food Drive - Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
Through January 31, 2014 - Cold Spring Harbor

Donate a non-perishable food item to the Hatchery's "Island Harvest Food Drive", and receive one free fish food funtainer, limit one per family. Call for more information. January 1-January 31, 2014.

Half-Price Admission to The Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center - Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
Through January 31, 2014 - Riverhead

This January, enjoy Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center on Mondays through Fridays after 2:30pm with a discounted ticket price. You will receive half-off any admission to both the Aquarium and to the Exhibition Center's Butterflies & Birds. You must mention half-price discount at time of purchase; can only be purchased at ticketing and will not be available online. Through January 31.

Midnight Moment: A Digital Gallery - Laleh Khorramian's Water Panics in the Sea - Digital signs in Times Square; Best Viewing from Duffy Square and/or Military Plaza
Through January 31, 2014 - New York

January’s Midnight Moment will showcase Laleh Khorramian’s mystical film Water Panics in the Sea. The film follows the voyage of a ghost ship as it traverses the ocean waters, turning the “Crossroads of the World” into the “Crossroads of the Seas.” Water Panics in the Sea is the fourth in a series of short films based on the five elements of Earth, Air, Fire, Water and Ether. The film, constructed through a process of magnification and manipulation of mono-type prints and drawings, seeks to question our habitual modes of perception with an intricate use of scale, distance, time and space. 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. Content changes monthly. The video premiered just before midnight on Wednesday, January 1st, and will play every night throughout January 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.

Steven Assael: New Drawings - Forum Gallery
Through February 01, 2014 - New York

New drawings by New York City artist Steven Assael including twenty-three drawings of contemporary men and women, singly and in groups, that reflect Assael's consistent concern with the human condition: the struggle for survival and inner peace.

Massimo Vitali - Between Normalities - Bonni Benrubi
Through February 01, 2014 - New York

A solo exhibition of new work by Massimo Vitali that includes images from Brazil, Sardinia, Lampedusa, and Greece. The exhibition features new large-format color photographs which, extending the themes of his previous work, offer up to the camera's impartial eye large crowds of people vacationing in majestic natural landscapes while simultaneously exposing the fine line between pleasure and tragedy. In Lampedusa Diptych, one of the artist's signature beach images is juxtaposed against a depopulated image of the same scene-only the fact that the picture takes place in Lampedusa alerts the viewer to the horrific boat accident that claimed 360 lives on Oct. 3, 2013. The piece invokes nature's innocence in the face of the wildly dissonant activities that can occur in a single setting, while asking the viewer to contemplate what, if any effect human activity has upon the natural world. Continuing this exploration of contrasts, Vitali has begun photographing the same scene with both digital and analog cameras, as in CEAGESP Sao Paolo Analog Digital Diptych. The nearly identical images highlight the continuity rather than the disjunction in both photographic technologies and the way we look at the world. The diptych reminds the viewer that the world is persistent and communal, whether experienced through pixels or emulsion.

The Altar of Convenience - Aicon Gallery New York
Through February 01, 2014 - New York

Featuring recent work by Debanjan Roy (b. 1975; Kolkata, India).

WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict - Brooklyn Museum
Through February 02, 2014 - Prospect Heights

Featuring approximately 400 objects, including photographic prints, books, magazines, albums, and camera equipment, WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY brings together both iconic and unknown images taken by members of the military, commercial portraitists, journalists, amateurs, artists, and numerous Pulitzer Prize-winning photographers.

Leonardo da Vinci: Treasures from the Biblioteca Reale, Turin - Morgan Library & Museum
Through February 02, 2014 - New York

For the first time in New York, the Morgan presents Leonardo da Vinci's extraordinary Codex on the Flight of Birds, and one of his most celebrated drawings, Head of a Young Woman (Study for the Angel in the Virgin of the Rocks), together with a selection of other works on paper by the master and his followers. These exceptional works, on loan from the Biblioteca Reale in Turin, will be joined by the Morgan's Codex Huygens, a singularly important Renaissance manuscript recording many of Leonardo's ideas from his lost treatise on painting.

Dorothea Rockburne: Drawing Which Makes Itself - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through February 02, 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.

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.

Rituals of Rented Island: Object Theater, Loft Performance, and the New Psychodrama: Manhattan, 1970-1982 - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through February 02, 2014 - New York

A groundbreaking look at a vibrant community of artists and the experimental performance art they produced. This exhibition showcases works created in alternative spaces, lofts, storefronts, and city streets that expressed the radical potential for theater and art performance as a new means of artistic expression. Organized by Jay Sanders, the Whitney's Curator and Curator of Performance, Rituals of Rented Island will be on view from October 31 to February 2014 in the Museum's third-floor Peter Norton Family Galleries. The Whitney's inventive presentation will create an immersive experience that both documents the era and recreates it in part with installations of sets and environments, objects, film and video, live performance, photography, drawings, and ephemera by the following artists: Vito Acconci, Laurie Anderson, Jared Bark, Ericka Beckman, Ralston Farina, Richard Foreman/Ontological-Hysteric Theater, Julia Heyward, Ken Jacobs Apparition Theater of New York, Mike Kelley, Kipper Kids, Jill Kroesen, Sylvia Palacios Whitman, Yvonne Rainer and Babette Mangolte, Stuart Sherman, Theodora Skipitares, Jack Smith, Michael Smith, Squat Theatre, Robert Wilson/Byrd Hoffman School of Byrds, and John Zorn/Theatre of Musical Optics.

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.

Sights and Sounds: Global Film and Video - The Jewish Museum
Through February 05, 2014 - New York

This longterm series offers a rotating selection of vigorous film and video works by contemporary artists from around the world - with a particular emphasis on work being made outside western Europe and the United States.

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 February 8, 2014.

Marc Dennis - An Artist, A Curator And A Rabbi Walk Into A Bar - Hasted Kraeutler
Through February 08, 2014 - New York

The title of the exhibition is a meta-joke (a joke within a joke), referencing the exhibited works, which are often, paintings within paintings. Left purposely without a punch line, the title lends itself to the idea of an endless narrative in which anyone can fill in the blanks and take the concept in any direction, or context. Dennis exposes the glamour, popularity, celebrity, absurdity and seductiveness that is the "art world" with skilled precision and artistic prowess.

Ingrid Calame - Tracks - James Cohan Gallery
Through February 08, 2014 - New York

The gallery's fifth solo exhibition by California-based artist Ingrid Calame includes two new immersive pounce wall drawings and two oil paintings on aluminum.

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.

Clarice Smith: Recollections of a Life in Art - New-York Historical Society
Through February 09, 2014 - New York

Clarice Smith: Recollections of a Life in Art is a retrospective of this distinguished contemporary painter's signature subjects. Clarice Smith's work moves easily among diverse subjects, among them The Garden, Florals, Still Life, Landscapes, Equines, Screens, and Figures, each with its own rich visual traditions. Drawing upon her deep knowledge of art history, as well as a keen eye for the directly observed, the artist produces immensely fulfilling paintings that gratify the eye and also stimulate reflection.

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.

King Lear - Brooklyn Academy of Music
Through February 09, 2014 - Brooklyn

A legendary presence on stage and screen, Tony Award-winning and Oscar-nominated actor Frank Langella takes on King Lear. Betrayed by his daughters and shaken by his own mortality, Shakespeare's aging patriarch wanders mad, as a kingdom disintegrates in the wake of his divested power. Langella joins forces with Britain's Olivier Award-winning company Chichester Festival Theatre to present this monumental interpretation of the Bard's tragedy.

Joseph Beuys: Process 1971-1985 - Rooster Gallery
Through February 09, 2014 - New York

1971-1985 marks one of the most prolific and influential periods of Joseph Beuys' career. It is in this fourteen-year span, prior to the artist's death in 1986, that Beuys would perform some of his most famous Actions as well as give shape to his theory of "social sculpture," culminating in the 1977 Honey Pump at the Workplace installation for Documenta 6 in Kassel. Comprised of thirteen works encompassing diverse media, such as drawing, sculpture, objects and prints, many of which contain the artist's written notes, Process 1971-1985 aims to highlight this modus operandi in one of the 20th century's most influential artists.

I Have Seen the Future: Norman Bel Geddes Designs America - Museum of the City of New York
Through February 10, 2014 - New York

The first major exploration of the theater and industrial designer who The New York Times dubbed "the Leonardo da Vinci of the 20th century." A visionary who was equally comfortable in the realms of fact and fiction, Bel Geddes (1893-1958) played a significant role in the 1920s and '30s, shaping not only modern America but also the nation's image of itself as innovator and leader into the future. Bel Geddes most famously expressed his dynamic vision of this American future -- streamlined, technocratic, and optimistic -- with his unforgettable Futurama exhibition at the 1939-40 New York World's Fair. Bringing together some 200 never-before-seen drawings, models, photographs and films of theater sets and costumes, housing projects and appliances, airplanes and automobiles, the exhibition underscores that Bel Geddes sought nothing less the transformation of American society through design.

Allegory and Illusion - Rubin Museum of Art
Through February 10, 2014 - New York

Allegory and Illusion: Early Portrait Photography from South Asia presents approximately 120 photographs and a selection of albums, glass plate negatives, cabinet cards, cartes-de-visites, and postcards illustrating the rich tradition of portrait photography in India, Burma, Sri Lanka, and Nepal from the mid-19th century to early 20th century.

Vasily Kandinsky: From Blaue Reiter to the Bauhaus, 1910-1925 - 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.

The Modern Poster in Germany - Neue Galerie
Through February 10, 2014 - New York

This exhibition traces the emergence of the poster as an art form in Germany in the early twentieth century. Over 30 posters from the late 19th and early 20th century, including work by Lucian Bernhard, Thomas Theodor Heine, Ludwig Hohlwein, Julius Klinger, Johann Thorn-Prikker, and Oskar Schlemmer, are on view. Most of the posters in the exhibition have never been displayed at the museum and are rare examples of this vibrant art form.

Kids Yoga Class (8-10 yr olds) - Salutations Yoga Studio
Through February 10, 2014 - Glenwood Landing

Children learn individual yoga poses, as well as alignment, pose sequencing and learn to link the breath with movement. Team-building partner poses, cooperative group poses, collaborative yoga games, calming breathing exercises, mindfulness techniques, creative guided imagery, and deep relaxation complete this class. Additional activities also include yoga-related arts and crafts, yoga journals, along with discussions on the how to stay calm, positive and compassionate. Advance registration is required. Please call, text or email to sign-up.

Meet the Museum - Brooklyn Museum
Through February 13, 2014 - Prospect Heights/Park Slope

Registration for the winter session of Meet the Museum opens on December 13 and meets on Thursdays from January 9 through February 13. A program for the Museum’s youngest visitors and those who care for them, Meet the Museum provides toddlers with opportunities to experiment with and explore art and culture through song, gallery activities, and art making. Adult companions work closely with their children and discover creative and fun ways to interact. Early registration is encouraged; classes fill up quickly.

Eight Strokes & the Moving Word - Chen Dance Center
Through February 13, 2014 - Chinatown

As part of its educational programming, Chen Dance Center presents Eight Strokes & the Moving Word, a one-hour performance with live narration, audience interaction, video, and excerpts of both traditional and contemporary dance performed by H.T. Chen & Dancers. The work takes its title from the eight basic strokes of calligraphy, an exquisite art that has been a source of inspiration over the years for choreographer H.T. Chen. Through the arts, the audiences also learn about China and its folklore.

The Image Gallery Redux: 1959-1962 - Howard Greenberg Gallery
Through February 15, 2014 - New York

In 1959, in a small storefront on East 10th Street in New York City, a photographer named Larry Siegel opened a gallery dedicated exclusively to photography. The Image Gallery, open until 1962, showed the work of leading photographers including Rudy Burckhardt, Sid Grossman, Saul Leiter, Duane Michals, and Garry Winogrand, becoming one of the models for exhibiting photography as an art form. This exhibition features the work of 21 photographers whose work was shown at that legendary gallery.

Andrea Tese: Inheritance - De Buck Gallery
Through February 15, 2014 - New York

Clothing, bottles, appliances - relatable objects that serve as the basic accessories of daily life - are schematically arranged to form a visual inventory of one man's possessions. The Inheritance project is a deeply personal one for Andrea Tese. The photographs document the artist's mourning process following the passing of her grandfather, rearranging the objects that filled his home into pictorial compositions to assert her own presence as an artist, while chronicling his life through a parading plethora of simple objects, ranging from those unique to the individual subject such as a collection of paperweights or newspaper clippings including those about Tese herself as a child, to pedestrian objects such as shoes or pots and pans.

Margaret Garrett- TUNING FIELDS - Birnam Wood Galleries
Through February 15, 2014 - New York

Contemporary painter Margaret Garrett's solo exhibition at Birnam Wood Galleries in Chelsea. Exhibition is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, 11am-6pm, January 7th, 2014- February 15th, 2014. The opening reception will be held on January 9th, 2014 from 6pm-8pm.

Sacred Visions: Nineteenth-Century Biblical Art from the Dahesh Museum Collection - Museum of Biblical Art
Through February 16, 2014 - New York

Comprised of approximately 30 works of art, Sacred Visions: Nineteenth-Century Biblical Art from the Dahesh Museum Collection highlights how biblical subject matter was embraced within the academies of 19th-century Europe. Historically ranked at the top of the Academy's hierarchy of genres, biblical depictions of both Old and New Testament subjects enjoyed a resurgence in the 19th century. This renewed interest may be attributed to several factors, including the developing field of biblical archaeology and the advent of photography, which produced travel books of the Holy Land. During this century of political and religious upheaval, artists - and the larger societies of which they were a part - looked to the Bible to provide inspiration, often in the form of allegory, for contemporary circumstances.

Exhibition: Eye to I...3,000 Years of Portraits - Katonah Museum of Art
Through February 16, 2014 - Katonah

The curatorial staff of the Katonah Museum of Art is developing an exhibition of portraiture that will represent diverse cultures and span more than 3,000 years of history and art. "Eye to I...3,000 years of Portraits" is not intended as an encyclopedic account of portraiture; rather, it will use portraits to explore the myriad ways that individuals look at and understand imagery. Each of the 60 portraits on display will offer interpretive copy from a range of individuals - scholars, teachers, actors, doctors, politicians, art collectors, and community members - explicating the work from their personal perspective. Visitors will be invited to add their own responses as well. The conceptual framework for this show is based on the premise that in art, as in life, there is no single piece with a meaning that is objective, value-neutral, or accessible to all. The importance assigned to an art object corresponds to the viewers' perspectives, which vary according to language, culture, socialization, education, and other aspects of their personal histories. The portrait genre in particular presents multiple layers of interpretation and represents a broad sampling of eras, media, and artistic periods. The earliest works on display will be a carved Egyptian bust of Amenhotep III, dating from 1,500 BC, and a marble sculpture of a Roman priest (AD 125). From there, the exhibition moves forward to feature portraits from Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America to contemporary American artists who create portraits in astounding ways. The artists included are Diane Arbus, Chuck Close, John Singleton Copley, Gustave Courbet, Edward Curtis, Eric Fischl, Felix Gonzales-Torres, Duane Hanson, Oliver Herring, Byron Kim, Vik Muniz, Alice Neel, Shirin Neshat, Julian Opie, Pablo Picasso, Gordon Parks, Martin Schoeller, Cindy Sherman, Auguste Rodin, Edouard Vuillard, Andy Warhol, and Kehinde Wiley, among others. On view Oct. 27, 2013 through Feb. 16, 2014. Museum hours: Tuesdays through Saturdays: 10am-5pm; Sundays: 12-5pm. Closed Mondays.

Tony Feher - Bronx Museum of The Arts
Through February 16, 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.

Orchard Beach: The Bronx Riviera - Bronx Museum of The Arts
Through February 16, 2014 - Bronx

The Bronx is considered one of the most diverse communities in America, as well as the home of Hip Hop and Salsa. For the families who have called this borough a home, Orchard Beach remains a treasured respite from the sweltering confines of the concrete jungle. Lawrence's portraits of these summertime regulars celebrate the pride and dignity of those who frequent Orchard Beach.

Take Me To The Water: Immersion Baptism in Vintage Music and Photography 1890-1950 - Museum of Biblical Art
Through February 16, 2014 - New York

A video and audio installation which transports the viewer and listener into America's early twentieth-century, to the banks of rivers, lakes, and ponds where congregations gathered and sang as candidates holding hands in waist-deep water were submerged by a minister for baptism.

Isaac Julien: Ten Thousand Waves - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through February 17, 2014 - New York

An immersive film installation projected onto nine double-sided screens arranged in a dynamic structure. Especially conceived for The Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium, the installation choreographs visitors' movement through the space. The original inspiration for this recently acquired, 55-minute moving image installation was the Morecambe Bay tragedy of 2004, in which more than 20 Chinese cockle pickers drowned on a flooded sandbank off the coast in northwest England.

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.

TIDAL POOLS - Greenwich Art Society Gallery
Through February 19, 2014 - Greenwich

Smooth stones softened by the raging pacific ocean is the inspiration for the artists Half Moon Bay at Moss Beach collection. This beautiful location, south of San Francisco, is an exciting venue that reveals patterns and textures in the stones with swirling sea currents. January 5-February 19, 2014.

Winners - Showcase
Through February 20, 2014 - St. James

The Smithtown Township Arts Council is pleased to announce Winners Showcase 2014, an exhibition featuring the work of award-winning artists from STAC’s 2013-juried exhibitions. The public is invited to an opening reception Saturday, January 18, 2-4 pm to meet exhibiting artists and view their work. Regular Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 10 am-5pm; Saturday and Sunday, 12-4pm. Closed January 20 & February 17. Call 631-862-6575 for more information. Admission to the gallery is free. Stony Brook artist Judy Contrino is a self-taught artist who has been drawing and crafting all of her life. She paints with both acrylic and watercolor and enjoys using vibrant colors and contrast. She creates portraits in pencil and charcoal. Judith hopes her paintings move people and make them smile. Massachusetts Artist Alice Denison focuses on flowers in her art. “The flowers that interest me most are the ones on wallpaper, fabric, and paintings — the decorative ones, the ones that make no claim to meaning. The ones we walk on, sit on, eat on, sleep on, and wear…the backdrop flowers. Because these decorative flowers almost always remind me of something, some time, or someone, they have meaning. Because the meaning is associative, it is mysterious, and its mystery makes it more interesting still. It is this glimmering to life of an inert form that sparks my work.” Commack artist Lisa Fernandez has been a teacher and art educator on Long Island for 25 years. Working in oils, Lisa’s large-scale still life paintings use of bold colors and strong contrast. Lisa’s close attention to detail and composition skills allow her to create strikingly beautiful images. Amal is a fine artist and illustrator from Port Jefferson who delights in having brushes in her hands and bringing stories to life. Her illustrations sit somewhere between fantasy and realism and the theater has been an inspiration for many of her pieces. Amal has provided numerous illustrations to children's book publishers and editorial publications. She also teaches illustration and drawing. Port Jefferson artist Michael Kutzing is a self-taught painter who worked in the construction industry for 37 years. Over the years, he collected maritime paintings and was inspired to attempt painting himself. He was encouraged by those who saw his work to continue painting. Thirty paintings and several shows later he continues to grow as an artist. Setauket artist Elizabeth Louise sketched her drawings live during rehearsals at Theatre Three in Port Jefferson. “Capturing the character of actors on stage is a challenge. I do not have the luxury of having them pose for me during rehearsals. My degree from Maryland Institute College of Art gave me the training and confidence to combine, decades later, my sketching skills with my first love in the arts…theatre.” In the words of Brooklyn artist, printmaker, and bookmaker PD Packard, “There is an absolute law of harmony, accessible to all, which is an endless source of inspiration and knowledge that I rely upon when creating and executing my artwork.” A storyteller through her prints, watercolors and hand-bound books, PD Packard’s work is truly unique and thought provoking. Centereach artist Courtney Surmanek is a current bachelor of Fine Arts candidate at New York University, completing her final year. Courtney, who works in several different mediums including video, performance and material art, looks at art as a means toward community development and social change. She is excited to help young people develop the skills necessary to expand their scope of what art can do for the world Mount Sinai artist Burton Woods’ realistic paintings are inspired by places that are slowly changing or disappearing: quiet, flower-bordered lanes, brick walks, weathered wooden buildings and boats, sandy beaches and wind-swept marshes. Mr. Woods captures the essence of Long Island in his pastels and oils, sketching on site and completing his work in his home studio. STAC, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, is supported by Town of Smithtown and funded in part by Suffolk County and Suffolk County Legislator John M. Kennedy, Jr.

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

28 Great Artists at Work: Portraits of the American Praemium Imperiale Laureates - The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
Through February 22, 2014 - New York

The Japan Art Association celebrates 25 years of its Praemium Imperiale international arts award with a photo exhibition honoring the 28 winners who have lived or worked in the United States. The show features photographs of Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Miller, Merce Cunningham, Richard Serra and 24 other world-renowned cultural figures at work in their studios.

Casting call: Ridgefield BandJam 2014 - Ridgefield Playhouse
Through February 22, 2014 - Ridgefield

Casting call for middle and high school rockers who have a chance to win Ridgefield BandJam 2014. RidgefieldBandJam.com has all the details on how to enter this year's American-Idol style competition before the entry deadline on Saturday, February 22. Live tryouts for the 16 semi-finalist bands will be on Monday, March 10, for middle school bands, and on Tuesday, March 11, for high school bands at The Ridgefield Playhouse. Finalists in both categories will compete for the coveted titles on Sunday, April 27.

Josephsohn - Hauser & Wirth
Through February 22, 2014 - New York

The gallery's first New York exhibition devoted to the late sculptor Hans Josephsohn (1920-2012). For over six decades, the German-born Swiss artist devoted his practice to the enduring theme of the human figure, which he explored in standing, sitting, and reclining figures, as well as half-figures, heads, torsos, and reliefs. Josephsohn's highly personal artistic language � the distinctive weight, mass, and force he achieved through a bold, immediate, and highly physical way of working � conveys deep understanding of both classical sculpture and Modernist principles. From slim abstracted forms reminiscent of ancient steles, to rough-hewn figures cast in bronze and left unpainted, the artist's output reveals a continuous search to reinvent and express the fundamental humanity of the individual and to summon the presence of a person.

Alex Prager - Face in the Crowd - Lehmann Maupin
Through February 22, 2014 - New York

This two-part exhibition will feature large-scale photographs of elaborately staged crowd scenes at 201 Chrystie Street and an immersive three-channel video installation at 540 West 26th Street. The exhibition is Prager's debut show with Lehmann Maupin since joining the gallery in September 2013.

The Armory Show at 100 - Modern Art and Revolution - New-York Historical Society
Through February 23, 2014 - New York

Works by Duchamp, Matisse, Picasso, Cezanne, 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.

Silla: Korea's Golden Kingdom - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through February 23, 2014 - New York

This exhibition is dedicated to the magnificent art created between 400 and 800 A.D., the seminal era of the Silla Kingdom. Co-organized with the National Museums of Korea in Seoul and Gyeongju and drawn from the holdings of these institutions, it will introduce audiences to the remarkable artistic achievements of a small kingdom that rose to prominence, embraced cosmopolitanism, and gained control of the entire Korean peninsula. Included among the works on display are designated National Treasures with few parallel examples in Western museums. Highlights will include spectacular gold crowns and regalia, rare objects from Central and West Asia, and Buddhist sculptures and reliquaries.

Holiday Train Show - Grand Central Terminal
Through February 23, 2014 - New York

The 12th Annual Holiday Train Show at Grand Central is making rounds through February 23 at the Transit Museum Gallery Annex and Store, with a Lionel model train layout and whimsical artwork by Maira Kalman, author and illustrator of Next Stop Grand Central. Admission is free.

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk - Brooklyn Museum
Through February 23, 2014 - Prospect Heights

The Brooklyn Museum will be the only East Coast venue for The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, the first international exhibition dedicated to the groundbreaking French couturier, organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. The critically acclaimed touring show, already seen by half a million people, spans the Paris-based designer's 37-year career and includes iconic examples never before exhibited. The Brooklyn presentation will include new material not shown in the previous venues, including ensembles from his recent runway shows.

In Parts - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through February 23, 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.

Peter Max Exhibition - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through February 23, 2014 - Roslyn Harbor

This exhibition of work by famed pop artist Peter Max juxtaposes portfolios of his mostly black-and-white drawings on paper against many of his larger and more color-saturated works in a variety of media. This showing is the first in-depth look at Max�s original drawings. Covering a wide range of subjects � portraits of friends and political figures, ocean sunsets and undulating landscapes, characters from Disney and The Wizard of Oz, planetary and celestial bodies in space, angels and demons, flowers and hearts, as well as Mona Lisas and Statues of Liberty to name only a few � these never-before-seen drawings comprise one of the most recognizable and commercially successful artistic practices of our times. The exhibit runs through February 23, 2014.

AftermodernisM: Works on Paper - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through February 23, 2014 - Roslyn Harbor

This exhibition focuses on the exploration of the drawing skills and innovations of a number of artists. Some of these works on paper are preparation for larger works on canvas. The exhibition is organized for the museum�s Contemporary Collectors Circle (CCC) by CCC co-chairs Elaine Berger and Alison Wolfson. The exhibit runs through February 23, 2014.

New York Transit Museum Holiday Train Show at Grand Central, Centennial Edition - Grand Central Terminal
Through February 23, 2014 - Manhattan

This popular annual model railroad exhibition features a multi-track layout and limited edition miniature replica of Grand Central inspired by the Terminal's 100-year history. This year's show is accompanied by displays of charming vintage model trains from the Museum's collection depicting notable train cars from railroading's past. Shop the Transit Museum Store for great Grand Central and subway gifts. Explore Grand Central with the Transit Museum's kid-sized scavenger hunts?just ask at the cash-wrap!

Modern Spirit: The Art of George Morrison - National Museum of the American Indian
Through February 23, 2014 - New York

The first comprehensive retrospective of a key Native American modernist, Modern Spirit: The Art of George Morrison includes drawings, paintings, prints, and sculpture that bring together concepts of abstraction, landscape, and spiritual reflection in the mind and eye of this important 20th-century artist. Half of the 80 works in the exhibition issue from the largest and most important collection of Morrison's artwork in the country, the Minnesota Museum of American Art in St. Paul, Minnesota. The remaining works derive from important public and private collections from across the country.

Student Art Festival Part I - Guild Hall
Through February 23, 2014 - East Hampton

For twenty years, The Student Art Festival has helped nurture and encourage young talent on the East End. Over 5,000 students from kindergarten through high school from 11 participating public and private and home schools in the Amagansett, East Hampton, Montauk, Wainscott, Southampton, Bridgehampton, Shelter Island, and Sagaponack districts are invited to participate. The exhibition celebrates the artistic pursuits of young people by exhibiting their work in a museum environment and salutes their teachers who cultivate and inspire the creative process. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, January 18-February 23, 2014.

"Titanic" - Westchester Broadway Theatre
Through February 23, 2014 - Elmsford

Original "Titanic" Broadway cast member Drew McVety will again set sail in the Tony Award-winning musical, which begins performances at WBT on Jan. 16. The production, a new intimate adaptation of Maury Yeston and Peter Stone's lushly scored musical about the doomed ocean liner, will run through February 23. Original cast member Don Stephenson, who portrayed Charles Clarke in the 1997 Broadway production of "Titanic," directs the new staging that uses a cast of 20 and projections to tell the epic story. Choreography is by Liza Gennaro ("Once Upon a Mattress," "The Most Happy Fella"). Ian Weinberger serves as musical director and conductor. Drew McVety will play Henry Etches; Kate Walbye plays Ida Strauss; with Adam Heller as J. Bruce Ismay; Donna English as Alice Beane; Phillip Hoffman as Edgar Beane; William Parry as Captain Smith; and Tony Award nominee Tom Hewitt ("Rocky Horror Show," "Jesus Christ Superstar") as Thomas Andrews. Completing the cast are Will Boyajian, Jonathan Brody, Sarah Charles, Xander Chauncey, Ben Estus, Jeremy Ellison Gladstone, Elizabeth Hake, John Langley, Benjamin McHugh, Patricia Noonan, Christian Palmer, Noah Plomgren, Celeste Rose, and David Studwell. Set design by Patrick Rizzotti; special projections are by Howard Werner; sound design by Jon Hatton and Mark Zuckerman; lighting design by Andrew Gmoser; Derek Lockwood is the costume designer; and Gerard Kelly is the wig designer; Victor Lukas is the Production stage manager; and Lisa Tiso is the Producer. The musical has a Tony-winning score by Yeston ("Grand Hotel," "Nine") and a Tony-winning book by the late Stone ("The Will Rogers Follies," "1776"). "Titanic" won 1997 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical (Stone), Best Orchestrations (Tunick), Best Score (Yeston), and Best Scenic Design. As the original ad campaign for "Titanic" mused, the ship of dreams set sail from Southampton, England, on April 10, 1912, and in the spring of 1997, she finally arrived in New York. The massive production, with a large ensemble cast included Michael Cerveris, Victoria Clark, Brian d'Arcy James, and Martin Moran. The musical opened to strong critical notices at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, and later earned the Tony Awards for Best Book (Peter Stone), Best Score, Best Orchestrations (Jonathan Tunick), Best Scenic Design (Stewart Laing), and Best Musical.

Madden NFL: 25 Years and Running - Museum of the Moving Image
Through February 23, 2014 - Queens

As New York and New Jersey play host to Super Bowl XLVIII, Museum of the Moving Image and EA SPORTS look back on 25 years of the groundbreaking video game franchise Madden NFL. On view and available for play are five editions of the game ranging from the original John Madden Football (1988) on Apple II to the latest Madden NFL 25 (2013) on Xbox One. In addition to the games, the exhibition features a dynamic timeline showing milestones in the development of the franchise highlighted by gameplay footage from every year.

Richard Barnes - Murmur & Refuge - Foley Gallery
Through February 23, 2014 - New York

In Murmur, Barnes observes the flocks of starlings that cloud the skies of EUR, a suburb of Rome. In this series, he depicts nature as it behaves on its own, alive and breathing. The photographs capture the birds' aerial displays, which can take on the form of suspended mesh sculpture or simply blacken the sky. The photographs of the starlings can appear light, airy, and elegant, while others are captured with an unnerving and ominous quality.

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.

Saturday Story Time - Greenlight Bookstore
Through February 28, 2014 - Brooklyn

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

The Modern Muse - Hammer Galleries
Through February 28, 2014 - New York

Featuring works by Calder, Chagall, Dufy, Leger, Matisse, Modigliani, Picasso, Renoir, Van Dongen, Warhol, Wesselmann, and many others.

Winter Farm Bingo - Stamford Museum & Nature Center
Through February 28, 2014 - Stamford

Pick up a copy of the new Winter Farm Bingo in the Bendel Mansion Museum Building and visit Heckscher Farm to see how the animals adapt to winter. Find five in a row to make BINGO and turn your sheet into our Front Desk for a prize. December 1-February 28, 2014.

Candy Craft Days - Sugarbeez Candy Store
Through February 28, 2014 - Huntington Station

Come be creative with candy. Build a chocolate house and decorate it for the holidays. Make a pretzel pizza or some pucker powder art. Special crafts every month. Sugarbeez supplies the candy and the space - you just need your imagination. Great for all ages. Check the website for open sessions or call to schedule your own private craft session.

You Make the Call: Learn To Be An NFL Official - Children's Museum of Manhattan
Through February 28, 2014 - Upper West Side

In celebration of Super Bowl XLVIII coming to MetLife Stadium and the New York and New Jersey area, the Children's Museum of Manhattan and the National Football League are offering children and their families an exclusive look into the world of NFL officials with this new interactive exhibit and program. Go "under the hood" and make the correct call in the You Make the Call booth--a stylized rendition of the sideline instant replay systems used by real NFL officials; discover how the uniforms worn by the officials have changed over time; and sneak a peek inside the NFL's control room in Manhattan where officiating personnel monitor all games. The exhibition will also help families understand how developing both executive function skills including planning, organizing, and focusing on task, and physical fitness lead to valuable leadership and social success.

The Mayor's Gallery presents 'Restoration' A pictorial journey of the African American experience by Robin J. Miller - Government Center
Through February 28, 2014 - Stamford

The artists goal is to take you on a pictorial journey of the African American experience. Color, texture and visual rhythms characterize his dunique style of mixed media collage.

The Mayor's Gallery presents 'Restoration' A pictorial journey of the African American experience by Robin J. Miller - Government Center
Through February 28, 2014 - Stamford

The artist's goal is to take you on a pictorial journey of the African American experience. Color, texture and visual rhythms characterize this unique style of mixed media collage. Although some of the works have quilt in the title, they are not made of fabric. They are paper story quilts. The artist wants the viewer to look at the art and see the elegance, strength, faith and inner beauty of a people who have been devalued throughout history, yet continued on with dignity and grace. January 7-February 28, 2014.

Building Connections 2013 - Center for Architecture
Through March 01, 2014 - Greenwich Village

Building Connections is an annual exhibition of K-12 student design work completed during the Center for Architecture Foundation's Learning By Design:NY and Programs@theCenter programs. The exhibition highlights the students' hard work and talent, while also showcasing the Center for Architecture Foundation's design education methodology through a dynamic display of models and drawings.

My Favorite Teacher - Barnes and Noble Fresh Meadows
Through March 01, 2014 - Fresh Meadows

Middle & High School students can show their appreciation to their favorite teachers in this contest sponsored by one of the nation’s largest booksellers and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products. Teachers from grades 1 through 12 are eligible for nomination. Awards include cash prizes for the teachers and schools, NOOKs and more. The contest is broken down into local and regional winners, from which the Barnes & Noble Teacher of the Year will be chosen. Middle and high school students can nominate their teacher by writing essays, poems or thank you letters that share how their teacher has influenced their life and why they appreciate and admire their teacher. Participating schools collect the essays and submit them to the Fresh Meadows Barnes & Noble store for consideration. Entries will be judged on the compelling nature of the teacher’s qualities, the sincerity of the student’s appreciation and the quality of expression and writing. The local winning teacher will be recognized at an event at the Fresh Meadows Barnes & Noble at 176-60 Union Turnpike , where they will receive a special award acknowledging their achievement and additional recognition and praise from their community. The student who wrote the winning essays or poems will receive a certificate of recognition and will be honored at the Fresh Meadows store during a ceremony for the winning teacher.

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.

Venetian Glass by Carlo Scarpa: The Venini Company, 1932-1947 - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through March 02, 2014 - New York

The exhibition is devoted to the work in glass of the influential Italian architect Carlo Scarpa (1906-1978). Known primarily for his unique architectural designs, Scarpa's abilities can be traced to an earlier stage in his career. In 1932 Scarpa was hired by Paolo Venini, founder of Venini Glassworks, to be an artistic consultant to the company. Until 1947, he worked closely with Venini master glass blowers and Mr. Venini himself to create over two dozen styles, in the process pioneering techniques, silhouettes, and colors that thoroughly modernized the ancient tradition of glass blowing. The exhibition will present the results of this unique collaboration, featuring nearly 300 carefully selected works that highlight the significant contribution that Scarpa made to the art of Venetian glass.

25 Independent Video Games (Co-presented with IndieCade: International Festival of Independent Games) - Museum of the Moving Image
Through March 02, 2014 - Astoria

Museum of the Moving Image and IndieCade will present Indie Essentials: 25 Must-Play Video Games, an exhibition of 25 playable, independently produced games that represent the breadth and depth of the "indie" video game scene. The games will include cutting-edge titles—most notably the award winners of 2013 IndieCade: International Festival of Independent Games, presented alongside a selection of independent games from the last decade that have had great impact on game design and culture. Indie Essentials will be on view in the Museum's third-floor changing exhibitions gallery. The 2013 IndieCade award-winning games will be announced at the festival on October 6; a complete list of games in Indie Essentials will be available on the Museum's website by the end of October. The designers and developers of the games presented in Indie Essentials are individuals or small teams working independently of large studios and publishers. They take daring creative risks to explore new forms and methods of play. Independent games are a fountain of innovation and experimentation, pushing the whole game industry forward as one of today's most dynamic and important cultural forms. Access to Indie Essentials: 25 Must-Play Video Games is included with Museum admission (and free for Museum members). All games in the exhibition are free play. Towards the end of the exhibition's run, the second annual IndieCade East will take place at the Museum on February 14 through 16, 2014. This non-competitive East Coast edition offers a lively weekend of games, talks, panels, and workshops celebrating independent games and the people who make and play them. The popular Night Games segment of the festival, with its freewheeling interactive game play for hundreds, will also return. Ticket information and advance purchase options will be announced soon.

Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park - Bryant Park Citi Pond
Through March 02, 2014 - MIdtown

Bring your own skates and go for a spin on the ice, grab a snack, and then do some shopping. The Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park is a true winter wonderland.

Rising Waters: Photographs of Sandy - Museum of the City of New York
Through March 02, 2014 - New York

Presented to mark the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, Rising Waters draws on work submitted by over a thousand photographers, both professional and amateur, who responded to an open call for images in the storm's wake. The juried exhibition features striking before-and-after images of the hurricane's impact on the New York region, including preparations, the storm's destructive effects, and the ongoing rebuilding efforts.

A BILLION BRICKS: LEGO T-Rex, Turtles & Trains! - Stamford Museum & Nature Center
Through March 02, 2014 - Stamford

Bill Probert & I LUG (LEGO Users Group) NY returns for a fifth season with a LEGO? landscape of epic proportions. "BILLions" of bricks recreate the subterranean world of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and a prehistoric park with T-Rex and velociraptors. Subways, trains, roller coasters, and mine trams will chug, spin, whirl and speed across a multi-level imaginary world built completely of LEGO? bricks. Peek into the new underground portals as subway cars whiz by before your eyes. Custom-designed LEGO? houses will offer visitors a glimpse into the abstract and fantastic architectural potential of the LEGO? brick. December 14-March 2, 2014.

Indie Essentials: 25 Must-Play Video Games - Museum of the Moving Image
Through March 02, 2014 - Queens

Presented with IndieCade: International Festival of Independent Games, this exhibition features more than two dozen games that represent the diversity and innovation of the "indie" video game scene. The games will include cutting-edge titles - most notably the award winners of 2013 IndieCade Festival - presented alongside a selection of independent games that have had great impact on game design and culture in the last decade.

Mandala: Locus of Thought - Tibet House US Museum/Gallery
Through March 03, 2014 - New York

Tibet House US is pleased to announce Mandala: Locus of Thought, an exhibition exploring the Mandala's elemental form and union of seemingly irreconcilable binaries as a guide for parallel systems of reasoning. An ancient symbol of the universe, the mandala is a visual aid to the transformative process of meditation, depicting a synthesized physical and metaphysical ideal. This exhibition explores the duality of the mandala as a locus--both a locality and an abstract center of power--through the work of fifteen contemporary NYC-based artists. These artists employ familiar geometry and architectural elements to represent intangible concepts, reaching towards the absolute with a vocabulary of earthly equivalents.

Exhibit: Artist Kasmira Mohanty - Riverhead Town Hall Gallery
Through March 04, 2014 - Riverhead

The featured artisst, from Farmingville,will be exhibiting paintings created in classical and digital media. Although the majority of her work may be heavily affected by digitalization, Kasmira maintains a balance and enjoys working with traditional mediums as well. Some of her favorite mediums include ink, watercolor, acrylic, printmaking, photography, and spray paint. When the mood strikes or a project requires it, she scans hand-rendered elements into the computer and experiments with combining traditional and digital components. December 3, 2013-March 4, 2013.

The Haus of Mimosa's BINGO Spectacular with Anita and Gina Marie! - Studio Square
Through March 04, 2014 - Astoria

The Haus of Mimosa is thrilled to be bringing their weekly BINGO/Minute to Win it to Studio Square. You can see Anita and Gina Marie every Tuesday at 7:30pm in the Bulb Room! Games begin at 8pm and it's FREE to play! Join the fabulous, over the top, one-time JCPenny Model Anita M. Buffem (Travis Barr) & her 3rd best friend, the over-worked mother of two Gina Marie Rittale (Steven Incammicia) as these two “gals” from Astoria Queens coffee-talk their way through gut-busting and live sung musical numbers and fun games. Being compared to everything from "Absolutely Fabulous" and "Mama's Family" to "The Muppets" and SNL's "Coffee Talk" this character comedy duo is not to be missed. A large catalogue of music that highlights live vocals, pee your pants comedy along with fabulous drink specials made available to the fans of the Haus of Mimosa! $1.00 Monshine Cherries (100 proof!) $3.00 Moonshine shots (apple pie, blackberry, Lemon, & peach) $10.00 Pitchers of New Castle Werewolf $12.00 Werewolf & 3 shots of Kahlua Every Tuesday at 7:30pm (games start at 8:00pm) Free to play! For more information about The Haus of Mimosa visit www.TheHausofMimosa.com and be sure to subscribe to their new video series "The Real Hauswives of Queens" at www.youTube.com/SundayMorningMimosa

Precision and Splendor: Clocks and Watches at The Frick Collection - Frick Collection
Through March 09, 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.

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.

Jewels by JAR - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through March 09, 2014 - New York

This exhibition features more than 300 works by one of the most acclaimed jewelry designers of the last 35 years, Joel A. Rosenthal, who works in Paris under the name JAR. The exhibition will be the first retrospective of his work in America. Rosenthal was born in New York, educated at Harvard University, and moved to Paris immediately after his graduation in 1966. It was there that he began to experiment with jewelry making and quickly became well-known for his designs of vibrant colors and organic shapes. Very early, Rosenthal revealed his special sensitivity to color, whether in the hue of an exotic violet sapphire, the shimmer of topaz and ruby, or the simple clarity of a perfect diamond. He has focused on the pave technique and most often uses a dark metal alloy for the settings to highlight the gem color.

The Shadows Took Shape - Studio Museum in Harlem
Through March 09, 2014 - New York

The Shadows Took Shape is a dynamic interdisciplinary exhibition exploring contemporary art through the lens of Afrofuturist aesthetics. Coined in 1994 by writer Mark Dery in his essay "Black to the Future," the term "Afrofuturism" refers to a creative and intellectual genre that emerged as a strategy to explore science fiction, fantasy, magical realism and pan-Africanism. With roots in the avant-garde musical stylings of sonic innovator Sun Ra (born Herman Poole Blount, 1914-1993), Afrofuturism has been used by artists, writers and theorists as a way to prophesize the future, redefine the present and reconceptualize the past. The Shadows Took Shape will be one of the few major museum exhibitions to explore the ways in which this form of creative expression has been adopted internationally and highlight the range of work made over the past twenty-five years.

Radical Presence - Black Performance in Contemporary Art - Studio Museum in Harlem
Through March 09, 2014 - New York

Providing a critical history beginning with Fluxus and Conceptual art in the early 1960s through present-day practices, Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art chronicles the emergence and development of black performance art over three generations, presenting a rich and complex look at this important facet of contemporary art. The exhibition comprises more than 100 works by some 36 artists, including video and photo documentation of performances, performance scores and installations, interactive works, and artworks created as a result of performance actions.

Walker Evans American Photographs - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through March 09, 2014 - New York

This installation celebrates the 75th anniversary of the first one-person photography exhibition at MoMA, and the accompanying landmark publication that established the potential of the photographer's book as an indivisible work of art. Together and separately, through these projects Walker Evans created a collective portrait of the Eastern United States during a decade of profound transformation - one that coincided with the flood of everyday images, both still and moving, from an expanding mass culture and the construction of a Modernist history of photography.

Isa Genzken - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through March 10, 2014 - Midtown

Isa Genzken (German, b. 1948) is arguably one of the most important and influential female artists of the past 30 years. This exhibition, the first comprehensive retrospective of her diverse body of work in an American museum, and the largest to date, encompasses Genzken's work in all mediums over the past 40 years. Although a New York art audience might be familiar with Genzken's more recent assemblage sculptures, the breadth of her achievement -- which includes not only three-dimensional work but also paintings, photographs, collages, drawings, artist?s books, films, and public sculptures -- is still largely unknown in this country. Many of the nearly 200 works in the exhibition are on view in the United States for the first time. Genzken's work has been part of the artistic discourse since she began exhibiting in the mid-1970s, but over the last decade a new generation has been inspired by her radical inventiveness. The past 10 years have been particularly productive for Genzken, who, with a new language of found objects and collage, has created several bodies of work that have redefined assemblage for a new era. These groups of sculptures range from smaller, diorama-like works to room-filling installations.

Twice Militant: Lorraine Hansberry's Letters to 'The Ladder' - Brooklyn Museum
Through March 16, 2014 - Brooklyn

In the late 1950s, the fight for gay rights was developing alongside the growing Civil Rights and feminist movements. An important voice in the Civil Rights struggle was author, essayist, and activist Lorraine Hansberry (1930-1965), the award-winning playwright of A Raisin in the Sun. This exhibition explores a largely unknown but significant aspect of Hansberry's biography connecting her to the gay rights movement: the letters she wrote in 1957 to The Ladder, the first subscription-based lesbian publication in the United States. In these provocative letters, Hansberry drew on her own identity and life experiences to articulate the interconnected struggles of women, lesbians, and African Americans during the period. She pointed to her identification with the burgeoning feminist movement in a 1959 interview with Studs Terkel, saying that "the most oppressed group of any oppressed group will be its women," adding that those who are "twice oppressed" often become "twice militant." The exhibition includes approximately twenty-seven issues of The Ladder, beginning with the publication's launch in 1956 and documenting its early underground years, under the waning force of the Comstock Act. (Under these laws, enacted in 1873, it was illegal to send "obscene, lewd, and/or lascivious" materials in the U.S. mail. Free press rights around homosexuality were granted in 1958.) Also included are Hansberry's handwritten lists to herself on her birthdays, typewritten essays on "the homosexual question," a poem titled "Le Masque," and a notebook with a drawn self-portrait. There is also a listening station with Hansberry's interview with Studs Terkel.

Inside the Artists' Studios: Small-Scale Views - Bruce Museum
Through March 16, 2014 - Greenwich

This exhibition features scale model constructions of artists' studios created by four artists -- Joe Fig, Richard Haas, Lori Nix and Jimmy Sanders -- who also work in painting, printmaking, and photography. December 14-March 16, 2014.

Dear Diary: Update All - Neuberger Museum of Art
Through March 16, 2014 - Purchase

With the advent of social networking and mobile communications, the diary has evolved from private medium to a forum for public consideration and collaborative thought, where the personal becomes a platform for social interaction, reflection, and activism. A new exhibition at the Neuberger Museum of Art addresses private versus public space, how we connect and interact, as the personal and private are merged with the public. "Dear Diary: Update All," will be on view at the Neuberger Museum of Art of Purchase College from January 4 through March 16, 2014. The exhibition of 20 international artists and 30 artworks explores how artists express their individual and collective identities, and the relationships among memory, document, and fiction. The mixed media exhibition presents work that uses online data, remembrance, handiwork, genetics, gaming, and Google to mark the discord, beauty, and banality that occur each day. According to Jacqueline Shilkoff, the Museum's Curator of New Media, Dear Diary will be "an exciting forum for ideas and interaction." Adding another dimension to the show, students from Purchase College, SUNY will be on site during Museum hours to engage in conversation with visitors about the exhibition as well as help them navigate the show and interact with the artwork. "The artists express an astounding range of poetic philosophical expressions," Shilkoff adds. Among the artworks in the exhibition is the installation "A Charge for Privacy" (2013), an electronic phone charging station created by Nick Briz, Paul X. Briz, and Ramon Branger. The work is intuitive, featuring the familiar routine of charging a phone battery and offering viewers to charge their phones. The artists, however, introduce a barrier: an agreement to the terms of use for this charging station. From this entry point, our digital history stored in our phones creates voluntary (and involuntary) representations of ourselves. Another piece, Editor Solitario (2011) by Colombian artist Oscar Munoz, focuses on the interrelation of images and memory, exploring the ephemeral and vulnerable nature of human life. It is a black-and-white projection onto a table depicting photographs: formal portraits and family snapshots, celebrity photos, painters' self-portraits, postmortem photos, and police sketches. An unseen subject extends an arm to place photographs on the table, removing some, exchanging others, pausing, covering, and quickly removing them. Munoz combines personal and cultural histories, merging found images of the living with found images of the dead in an ambiguous narrative of individual and national memory, loss, and hope. Other artists and collaborators in the exhibition include: Kannan Arunasalam, Chloe Bass, Nick Briz, Paul X. Briz, Ramon Branger, Victor Castro, Revital Cohen and Tuur Van Balen, Chris Collins, Eric Eberhardt, Zach Gage, Mark McKenna, Amanullah Mojadidi, Molleindustria, Oscar Munoz, Laura Splan, Aalam Wassef, YoHa with Matthew Fuller. Generous support for "Dear Diary: Update All" is provided by Marcy Kahn. Additional funding is provided by RBC Wealth Management, the Friends of the Neuberger Museum of Art and the Purchase College Foundation. The Neuberger Museum of Art will present various programs in conjunction with the exhibition.

The 2013/2014 Season of R&R: Shabbat @ The JCC – NOVEMBER 2nd – Sol Lewitt Day! - The JCC In Manhattan
Through March 22, 2014 - Upper West Side

An amazing weekly opportunity to be together as a family and as a members of a community, R&R is an incredible alternative to the typical New York Saturday and it's all free. Make your Shabbat afternoon special and share in community, workshops, art, yoga, meditation, food, music, study sessions, film, crafts, spa experiences, and indoor and outdoor play. There are programs for both children and adults with guaranteed fun for the whole family.

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.

Art Spiegelman's Co-Mix: A Retrospective - The Jewish Museum
Through March 23, 2014 - New York

This first U.S. retrospective celebrates the career of one of the most influential living comic artists. The exhibition spans Spiegelman's career from his early days in underground "comix" to provocative New Yorker covers and artistic collaborations in new media. Included are over three hundred preparatory sketches, preliminary and final drawings, plus prints and other ephemeral and documentary material.

Exhibition: Oysters, Pearls of Long Island Sound - Bruce Museum
Through March 23, 2014 - Greenwich

Found in estuaries around the world, oysters are a favored delicacy for humans and play a valuable role in ecosystems and economies. These unassuming mollusks have sustained Native Americans, cleaned polluted harbors, provided critical habitat, and created waterside cultures. Explore the science and natural history of oysters, particularly the Long Island Sound's native Eastern oyster, Crassostrea virginica. November 2 - March 23, 2014.

Masterpieces & Curiosities: A Medieval Aquamanile - The Jewish Museum
Through March 23, 2014 - New York

This first Masterpieces and Curiosities installment centers around a rare Jewish aquamanile, a lion-shaped hand-washing pitcher made of bronze and created in Germany in the twelfth century, surrounded by five additional works to provide further context.

Cleve Gray's Threnody: Forty Years - A lamentation on the loss of life in the Vietnam era - Neuberger Museum of Art
Through March 23, 2014 - Purchase

Forty years ago American artist and abstract expressionist Cleve Gray was commissioned to create a site-specific painting for the inauguration of the Neuberger Museum of Art of Purchase College in 1974. Threnody (1972-73), the 22-foot tall, 250-foot long artwork in 28 panels, turned out to be an extraordinary project - a lament for the dead on both sides of the Vietnam War. At the time, college students across the country were demonstrating against the conflict in Vietnam, a war they felt to be unjust and inhumane. Gray saw the significance of the Museum's location on a college campus. An active anti-war advocate himself, Gray saw this as an opportunity to support the students and express his hope for humanity's spiritual and emotional healing. As part of the Neuberger Museum's 40th anniversary celebration, Gray's monumental artwork will once again be on view, in "Cleve Gray's Threnody: Forty Years," organized by assistant curator, Avis Larson. Generous support for "Cleve Gray's Threnody: Forty Years" is provided by the Friends of the Neuberger Museum of Art and Purchase College Foundation. Threnody features 28 contiguous panels installed in the museum's Theater Gallery, effectively converting it into a cathedral with tall vertical forms engaged in a "dance of death and life." "Threnody considers opposites - male and female, love and hate, conflict and peace," notes Larson. She points out that Threnody continues to have an impact on viewers forty years after it was first exhibited. "In many ways we are facing similar issues relating to war and the loss of innocent lives, in addition to the many other situations we have to confront here in the United States, such as gun violence." A "threnody" is a classical song of mourning, a lamentation. In 1975, when explaining the piece, Gray wrote: "I felt that tragedy had been manifested more intensely during those years and in the preceding decade than at any other time in American history. Iniquity, futile death, and destruction surrounded us with little relief. This sense of tragedy in the sixties and seventies insisted itself upon me as the subject matter for the walls I had been asked to paint in the Neuberger Museum, for I felt that the heroic space encompassed by these walls required a heroic subject." Threnody marked a turning point in the artist's investigation of a radically simplified, vertical image, and the large-scale calligraphic gestures that became the hallmark of his mature paintings. To prepare, Gray created several hundred color studies and over 100 figure studies over a period of about 18 months. About his approach to large-scale logistics, Gray wrote that he "had a 20' x 20' easel constructed...it had a hoist so that it could be raised to the vertical position." In addition, he used very large brushes, sometimes janitors' push brooms, and plastic swimming pools in which to mix his paints. Rhythmically spaced motifs in the 28 panels suggest a diversity of imagery, and most vividly, perhaps, a procession of solemn dancers. "The depiction of tragedy often requires an element of hope, so I chose a positive red for the central figure of the 'apse' wall. Unexpectedly but inevitably this figure became the climactic point of the room. In the midst of death it had to offer the hope of life, just as blood is both the palpitating fluid of life and the fleeting evidence of death." Larson believes that the reinstallation of Threnody "impresses upon us the need for humanity's spiritual and emotional healing as we now face the devastation of current wars and the loss of life on both sides. Threnody offers our students and the general public a place conducive to contemplation and meditation." Threnody is part of the Neuberger Museum's permanent collection, and has been exhibited from time to time, most recently in 2007, and before then, shortly after 9/11. On view from January 12 through March 23.

Learn and Play - Suffolk County Farm and Education Center
Through March 27, 2014 - Yaphank

Interactive educational workshops for children ages 15 months - 4 years old and their parent or caregiver. Each session is designed with hands-on activities, stories, songs, crafts, and a wagon ride to visit the animals. Call for information. January 6 - March 27th.

Dual Annual Holiday Exhibit: "Hats Off To The Holidays" and "Toys Our Parents Played With" - Yorktown Museum
Through March 29, 2014 - Yorktown Heights

An exciting dual holiday exhibit ("Hats Off to the Holidays" and "Toys Our Parents Played With") featuring vintage toys, and hats used as the settings for miniature scenes. Many of the toys may be from your own childhood, so be sure to point them out to the younger generation and reminisce over the fun you had playing with them. Note how most of the toys on display do not have batteries and many are home made. Kids didn't need "store bought" toys or technology to have fun. The Hat scenes were created by the nationally known miniature artist, Carole Pruzan, and husband Neal. Explore the museum's five permanent exhibit rooms, gift shop, and research library Hours are Sat. 1-4pm & Tue and Thur. 11- 4 pm and by appointment. Visit yorktownmuseum.org for more information. On display Dec, 7, 2013 through March 29, 2014.

Ramsey Farmers Market - Ramsey Farmers Market
Through March 30, 2014 - 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 March.

Piero della Francesca: Personal Encounters - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through March 30, 2014 - New York

A focused presentation on the devotional paintings of Piero della Francesca, addressing Piero's work for private devotion for the first time. The four works on view have never before been brought together; the exhibition, therefore, promises to make an important contribution to the study of this major figure of the Renaissance.

Breastfeeding Support Clinic - Tribeca Parenting
Through March 31, 2014 - Park Slope

These clinics are helpful for moms who need a little reassurance or encouragement with breastfeeding. While many simple issues can be resolved in these helpful group sessions, please be aware that certain more complex breastfeeding issues may require more individualized attention which can be provided in a home visit.

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.

Ice Skating - Prospect Park LeFrak Center at Lakeside
Through April 01, 2014 - Flatbush

Prospect Park has been missing its ice skating facility for the past four seasons, but skating has returned with the opening of Lakeside. This state-of-the-art skating center features two rinks (one that can be used for rollerskating in warmer months, and a full-fledges recreational facility.

'Tornado Alley' - Maritime Aquarium
Through April 03, 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. Through April 3, 2014.

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.

Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through April 06, 2014 - New York

The exhibition will present seventy works by thirty-five contemporary artists active in China and abroad during the past three decades. Organized into four thematic groupings -- the written word, new landscapes, abstraction, and beyond the brush -- the exhibition seeks to demonstrate that China's ancient cultural pattern of seeking renewal through the reinterpretation of past models remains a viable creative path. Much more than a continuation of earlier art forms, this process embraces radical abstractions, subversions, or reinterpretations of traditional idioms as viable ways to define artistic identity that are quintessentially Chinese. Although the artists considered have all transformed their sources through new modes of expression, one may recognize thematic, aesthetic, or technical attributes in their creations that have meaningful links to China's artistic past.

Instructive, Entertaining and Moral: Toys & Childhood in 19th-Century America - Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
Through April 06, 2014 - New York

This two-part rotating exhibit showcases not only popular toys of the 19th century, but it also explores what those toys can tell us about child development and play in America in the 1800s. Emergent notions of child development in early nineteenth-century America emphasized that a properly nurtured child could be molded into a virtuous and noble citizen. Parents could use toys and play as one way to foster the education and moral character of their children. Objects on display in Part I include classic wooden toys, early board games, china head dolls, and educational toys. This first installation closes January 27. Part II, opening February 5, will feature vintage dolls, building toys, games of skill, and 19th-century technological toys.

Flight of the Butterflies in 3D - NY Hall of Science
Through April 11, 2014 - Corona

Join millions of real butterflies on an amazing journey to a remote and secret hideaway. Weighing less than a penny, the monarch butterfly makes one of the longest migrations on Earth. Follow the monarchs' perilous journey to the remote mountain peaks of Mexico in this 3D film. For the first time ever, witness the transformation from caterpillar to butterfly, inside a chrysalis, thanks to advanced MRI and micro CT scans. The award-winning production team, including Oscar-winner Peter Parks, followed the year-long migration cycle of the monarch butterflies, from Canada, through the United States to remote 10,000-foot-high peaks in the Sierra Madre Mountains of Mexico. The film has won numerous awards including the 2013 Grand Teton Award in the category of Best Immersive 3D/Large Format at the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival and awards at the 2013 Giant Screen Industry Awards, including Best Film, Best Cinematography, Best Film for Lifelong Learning, and Best Educational Program.

The American West in Bronze, 1850-1925 - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through April 13, 2014 - New York

At the turn of the twentieth century, artistic representations of American Indians, cowboys and cavalry, pioneers and prospectors, and animals of the plains and the mountains served as visual metaphors for the Old West and, as such, were collected eagerly by an urban-based clientele. Through some sixty-five bronze sculptures by twenty-eight artists, this exhibition will explore the aesthetic and cultural impulses behind the creation of statuettes with American western themes so popular with audiences then and now. In addition to representative sculptures by such archetypal artists as Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell, the exhibition will explore the work of sculptors who infrequently pursued western subjects -- such as James Earle Fraser and Paul Manship -- yet profoundly informed widespread appreciation of the American bronze statuette. The American West in Bronze, 1850-1925 will offer a fresh and balanced look at the multifaceted roles played by these sculptors in creating three-dimensional interpretations of western life, whether those interpretations are based on historical fact, mythologized fiction, or, most often, something in between.

Cinderella - Puppetworks
Through April 13, 2014 - Park Slope

Puppetworks does a marionette interpretation of the Godmother of all fairy tales.

Paulo Bruscky - Art Is Our Last Hope - Bronx Museum of The Arts
Through April 13, 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.

A Floating Population: Chinatown Photographs by Annie Ling - Museum of Chinese in America
Through April 13, 2014 - Lower Manhattan

In A Floating Population, photographer Annie Ling uses her camera as an entry point to establish a deep connection with the people and spaces of Chinatown. Ling, who photographs for The New York Times, rejects the stereotypes and surface impressions that characterize so many images of the neighborhood. She spends time with those she photographs - immigrants and the elderly - both alone and with their families, photographing them with intimacy and complexity. MOCA will present three bodies of her work: "81 Bowery," "Shut-Ins," and "Tenements."

SKY HIGH & the logic of luxury - Skyscraper Museum
Through April 19, 2014 - New York City

SKY HIGH examines the recent proliferation of super-slim, ultra-luxury residential towers on the rise in Manhattan. These pencil-thin buildings-all 50 to 90+ stories-constitute a new type of skyscraper in a city where tall, slender structures have a long history. Sophisticated engineering and advances in material strengths have made these spindles possible, but it is the excited market for premium Manhattan real estate that is driving both heights and prices skyward, Reported sales seem almost inconceivable: some penthouses in the buildings featured here are in contract for $47 million to $95 million.

Fashion Jewelry: The Collection of Barbara Berger - Museum of Arts & Design
Through April 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.

Touch A Jellyfish - Maritime Aquarium
Through April 20, 2014 - Norwalk

The Maritime Aquarium is turning conventional beach wisdom upside down, by inviting its visitors to do something they've been told not to do all their lives: touch a jellyfish. This special exhibit will let visitors safely touch live moon jellyfish, one of the most common species in Long Island Sound. Open weekends, holidays and school vacation weeks January 18–April 20.

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.

Ileana Sonnabend: Ambassador for the New - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through April 21, 2014 - New York

During a career spanning half a century, Ileana Sonnabend (1914-2007) helped shape the course of postwar art in Europe and North America. Both a gallerist and a noted collector, Sonnabend was instrumental in introducing American Pop art and Minimalism to Europe, and Italian Arte Povera to the United States. Sonnabend also sought out and supported some of the most noncommercial and challenging Conceptual, new-media, and performance-based art of the 1970s. Among the many important works that Sonnabend owned is Robert Rauschenberg's Combine painting Canyon (1959), which the Sonnabend family generously donated to The Museum of Modern Art in 2012. In celebration of this extraordinary gift, Ileana Sonnabend: Ambassador for the New explores Sonnabend's legendary eye through selected works that she presented in her eponymous galleries in Paris and New York. The exhibition includes works by approximately 30 artists, including Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, Robert Morris, Mario Merz, Vito Acconci, John Baldessari, and Jeff Koons. Ileana Sonnabend: Ambassador for the New reveals the astounding scope of Sonnabend's taste and salutes her commitment to introducing groundbreaking art to the public.

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.

Kandinsky in Paris, 1934-1944 - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through April 23, 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.

Nyack Winter Farmer's Market-Season Opening - Nyack Center
Through April 24, 2014 - Nyack

Nyack's famous farm market moves indoors for the winter. Shop for gourmet baked good, coffee, locally-made wine and cheese, and more. Each week, visitors can check out Mr. Amazing's Fun & Fit CircusCize Workout presented by Carlo Pellegrini, co-founder of Nyack's Amazing Grace Circus. Check online for weekly musical entertainment and special events. Thursdays through April.

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.

Lights, Camera, Astoria - Museum of the Moving Image
Through April 27, 2014 - Astoria

This exhibition traces the fascinating history of the Astoria Studio complex, which has been at the heart of filmmaking in New York City since 1920. The studio site was the east-coast home of Paramount Pictures in the silent and early talking-picture eras, a center for independent filmmaking in the 1930s, and the U.S. Army Pictorial Center from World War II into the Cold War era. After falling into disrepair in the early 1970s, the site has become a thriving cultural hub that includes Kaufman Astoria Studios and Museum of the Moving Image. Using film stills, behind-the-scenes photographs, oral histories, film clips, and posters, the exhibition explores the rich legacy and renaissance of the studio complex. With material from silent-era films featuring Rudolph Valentino, early talking films starring the Marx Brothers, World War II training and propaganda films, such modern classics as The Age of Innocence, and television shows like Sesame Street, The Cosby Show, and Nurse Jackie, the exhibition reveals the significant role that the Astoria studio continues to play in energizing its surrounding community and making moving image history.

The Emancipation Proclamation - Brooklyn Historical Society
Through April 30, 2014 - Brooklyn Heights

View Brooklyn Historical Society's rare copy of the Emancipation Proclamation, signed by Abraham Lincoln in 1863, and examine its dramatic and polemic impact on Americans at the height of the Civil War. The exhibit suggests ways that the document's social and political meaning has evolved in the 150 years since it was signed, and invites visitors to reflect on its legacy in the twenty-first century.

Landmarks of New York - Brooklyn Historical Society
Through April 30, 2014 - Brooklyn Heights

Since 1965, when the New York City Landmarks law was instituted, more than 30,000 structures and environments have been protected from destruction through landmark designation. Explore the history of New York through the lens of its landmark buildings in this exhibit of photographs, The show documents architectural structures of all types that reflect the city's history, from the seventeenth through the twentieth centuries.

Animal Encounters - Prospect Park Audubon Center
Through April 30, 2014 - Flatbush

Learn about the animals at the Audubon Center with a park ranger.

William Kentridge: The Refusal of Time - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through May 11, 2014 - New York

A new joint acquisition by the Met and SFMOMA, William Kentridge's five-channel video installation The Refusal of Time (2012) is a thirty-minute meditation on time and space, the complex legacies of colonialism and industry, and the artist's own intellectual life. Kentridge was born in 1955 in Johannesburg, where he still lives and works. After drama school, Kentridge was active in theater and television production in the 1970s and 1980s. By the 1990s - coinciding with the abolishment of apartheid in South Africa - Kentridge's live theater work and the stop-motion animated films he developed from charcoal drawings found an increasingly international audience.

Visions and Nightmares: Four Centuries of Spanish Drawings - Morgan Library & Museum
Through May 11, 2014 - New York

This exhibition marks the first presentation of Spanish drawings at the Morgan, and will showcase over twenty sheets by Spanish artists from the Morgan's pre-eminent master drawings collection. Compared to works from other major European schools, Spanish drawings have long been considered uncharted territory. It was traditionally assumed that Spanish artists did not draw, but recent research has demonstrated that drawing was in fact central to artistic practice in Spain. Visions and Nightmares explores the role of drawing in Spanish art through works from the Morgan's small but significant holdings.

A Closer Look for Kids - The Museum of Modern Art
Through May 11, 2014 - Midtown

Kids ages 5-10 and their families participate and engage in lively discussions and fun activities while looking closely at modern masterpieces and cutting-edge contemporary art. A new theme is introduced each month.

Themes include:
January-In the Round: Sculpture

February-Modern Movement

March-Posed and Unposed: People in Art

April-Straight to Squiggly: Looking at Line

May-Mix and Match: Materials and Techniques

Admission is free. No registration. Tickets are distributed at the Education and Research Building reception desk starting at 10am. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis; participants must be present to receive a ticket. Programs begin in The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building, at 4 W. 54th St. This program is for individual families of up to two adults and up to three kids.

Early Kabbalat Shabbat - The Orangetown Jewish Center
Through May 16, 2014 - Orangeburg

The synagogue hosts an active, spirited, and informal Friday night experience for families with young children. Stop by the 3rd Friday of each month through May 16.

Jazz For Kids - Jazz Standard
Through May 18, 2014 - Chelsea

The Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra (JSYO), which includes about 35 talented musicians between the ages of 11 and 18, burns through jazz classics while listeners enjoys Blue Smoke's brunch menu (lunch menu, kids menu, and full bar are also available). Jazz Standard donates $1 from each kid's menu item sold to Spoons Across America. Sundays through May 18. Doors open at 1pm; show starts at 1:30pm.

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.

Brooklyn Navy Yard Overview Tour: The Past, The Present, and The Future - Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at Building 92
Through May 31, 2014 - 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.

Out of Hand - Materializing the Postdigital - Museum of Arts & Design
Through June 01, 2014 - New York

Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital will explore the many areas of 21st-century creativity made possible by advanced methods of computer-assisted production known as digital fabrication. In today's postdigital world, artists are using these means to achieve levels of expression never before possible -- an explosive, unprecedented scope of artistic expression that extends from sculptural fantasy to functional beauty. Out of Hand will be the first major museum exhibition to examine this interdisciplinary trend through the pioneering works of more than 80 international artists, architects, and designers, including Ron Arad, Barry X Ball, Zaha Hadid, Stephen Jones, Anish Kapoor, Allan McCollum, Marc Newson, and Roxy Paine. Represented will be some of the most compelling creations from the past decade ranging from sculpture and furniture to fashion and transport.

Commemorating Controversy: The Dakota-U.S. War of 1862 - National Museum of the American Indian
Through June 01, 2014 - New York

This exhibition of 12 panels exploring the causes, voices, events, and long-lasting consequences of the conflict was produced by students at Gustavus Adolphus College, in conjunction with the Nicollet County Historical Society. The project was funded by Gustavus Adolphus College, the Nicollet County Historical Society, the Minnesota Humanities Center, the Minnesota Historical Society, and the people of Minnesota through a grant supported by an appropriation to the Minnesota Historical Society from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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.

Inspired by Dunhuang: Re-creation in Contemporary Chinese Art - China Institute
Through June 08, 2014 - New York

Dunhuang's tradition, with its timeless charm and depth, continues to invigorate artists, teachers and students in their quest for education, self-cultivation and artistic creation. Highlighting paintings and sculptures by a dozen modern and contemporary artists, this exhibit explores the historical site's profound influence on generations of artists beginning with master painter Zhang Daqian. Other artists to be featured in the exhibition include contemporary art luminaries such as Zhang Hongtu, Liu Jude, Liu Dan and Yu Hong.

Cleopatra's Needle - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through June 08, 2014 - New York

The exhibition will celebrate the completion of an extensive program by the Central Park Conservancy to conserve the obelisk of Thutmose III, popularly known as "Cleopatra's Needle." Relying primarily on the Metropolitan's own collection enhanced with several important loans from local museums and private lenders, the exhibition will explore the meaning of obelisks in ancient Egyptian divine and funerary cults and will consider how these massive monuments were created and erected. An equally important part of the presentation will show the importance of this ancient architectural form in western culture and how a long-standing fascination with obelisks ultimately led to the erection of the one in Central Park. This portion of the exhibition will be illustrated through a selection of paintings, prints, textiles, and other objects from the departments of European Paintings, European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, Drawings and Prints, and the American Wing.

Count Your Blessings - Rubin Museum of Art
Through June 09, 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.

Before and After the Horizon: Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes - National Museum of the American Indian
Through June 15, 2014 - New York

Juxtaposing more than one hundred contemporary and modern works with historic, ancestral objects revealing the stories, experiences, and histories of Anishinaabe life in the Great Lakes region, Before and after the Horizon: Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes features works by modern masters such as Norval Morrisseau, George Morrison, Blake Debassige, Daphne Odjig, and others, who, each in their own way, sought visual expression for the spiritual and social dimensions of human relations with the earth.

Saturday Respite - Theresa Academy of Performing Arts
Through June 21, 2014 - Lido Beach

Saturday Respite program runs each Saturday and students have a snack and participate three of the following activities: yoga, dance, drama, drumming, art, cooking, or music. Students range in age and work with a 1-on-1 volunteer to guide and support the student. Students with special needs and typically developing students are welcome. Please RSVP at lindsay@tapany.org.

'Bessie's Big Shot' - Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre
Through June 29, 2014 - Upper West Side

It's a bird... it's a plane... no... it's Bessie the cow!

City Parks Foundation is proud to announce the launch of Bessie's Big Shot. Based on the famed PuppetMobile show of the same name.

Bessie's Big Shot follows Bessie the cow as she chases her dream of joining the circus. Can she lift more than Ziegfried, the strongest man in the world? Fly on a trapeze high above the crowd? Train Munson the Monkey? This variety show cheers Bessie on as she attempts the impossible and searches for her special talents.

Directed by Bruce Cannon, co-written by Douglas Strich, Alexander Bartenieff, and Bruce Cannon and making its Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre debut on Jan. 14, this version of Bessie's Big Shot features several new puppets as well as new and extended scenes.

Show Times & Reservations
Show times for Bessies's Big Shot, beginning January 14, 2014 are:
Tuesday through Friday at 10:30am and 12:00pm
Saturday and Sunday at 1:00pm

Winter Recess schedule
February 18-21 at 11:00am and 1:00pm

Spring Recess schedule
April 15-18 at 11:00am and 1:00pm

The production will run through June 29, 2014.

**Note: Schedule subject to change, please check cityparksfoundation.org/arts for most current schedule.

Breastfeeding Support Group - New York Methodist Hospital
Through June 30, 2014 -

Discuss questions and concerns regarding breastfeeding and find support and encouragement with this group, which meets regularly.

Animal Adventures - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through June 30, 2014 - Crown Heights

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

Open Play - The Gym Park
Through June 30, 2014 - 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.

Story Time with Emily - The Moxie Spot
Through June 30, 2014 - Brooklyn Heights

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

Sensory Jump Time - Pump It Up Norwalk
Through June 30, 2014 - Norwalk

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

Fun & Games with Miss Melissa at Pump It Up Norwalk - Pump It Up Norwalk
Through June 30, 2014 - Norwalk

Children enjoy a select mix of games, stories, crafts or other fun filled activity depending on the theme Miss Melissa has planned for that day. Takes place Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Kidtastic Kids Social Experience - Kidtastic Kids
Through June 30, 2014 - Farmingville

The Kidtastic Kids Social Experience is designed for children with special needs, social needs, or children who are having a hard time making friends. Programs are broken down by each child's needs and individuality. Call or check the website for more information. Jan 1-June 2014.

Create Dance Center - Zumba Fitness
Through June 30, 2014 - Amityville

A great calorie-burning, Latin-inspired, cardiovascular work-out. Work out at your own intensity-perfect for beginners.Tuesdays, January 7-June 30.

Special Needs Classes - Create Dance Center
Through June 30, 2014 - Amityville

Classes focus on social interaction, following directions, imitation skills, gross motor movement and dance techniques. Small classes with extra support. All taught by a NY State Certified Special Education teacher. For more information call or e-mail at createdance@hotmail.com. Classes: Wednesdays (8 and under), Thursdays (13 and older), Fridays (8 and older and 5 and under), Saturdays (8 and older). January 2-June 30, 2014.

'Mysteries of The Unseen World' - American Musem of Natural History
Through June 30, 2014 - Upper West Side

As AMNH's first digital 3-D film, Mysteries of the Unseen World is a new giant-screen adventure that transports audiences to hidden dimensions too small, too fast, or too slow for the human eye. The film, which is narrated by Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker, uses time-lapse and high-speed footage culled from video recordings of research happening in today's laboratories, where existing and emerging technologies are yielding exciting new images of long-unseen worlds. Audiences will share experiences once reserved for scientists and see a whole new universe of wondrous nature, daily events that escape the naked eye, even secrets crucial to our survival. The film also allows visitors to view the world as though they had x-ray vision, or infrared vision like mosquitos, and peer into a world of wonders too small for the human eye to see—from the minute structures on a butterfly's wing and the tiny organisms that inhabit the human body down to items on the nanoscale. The film will screen in 2D film and 3D digital at the museum through June.

3D Digital Film: Mysteries of the Unseen World - American Museum of Natural History
Through June 30, 2014 - New York

For the first time ever, the American Museum of Natural History will show films in 3D digital beginning on Friday, January 10, with Mysteries of the Unseen World - a new giant-screen adventure that transports audiences to hidden dimensions too small, too fast, or too slow for the human eye. Produced by National Geographic Entertainment and Day's End Pictures, Mysteries of the Unseen World is narrated by Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker.

Sing Along with Jarrod - Greenlight Bookstore
Through June 30, 2014 - Fort Greene

Greenlight presents 40 minutes of favorite songs and stories for the littlest booklovers, led by resident bookseller Jarrod and his trusty guitar.

Art Kids - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through June 30, 2014 - Crown Heights

Preschoolers discover the artistic process and develop art skills through a different activity each Friday.

Donald and Barbara Zucker Natural Exploration Area - Prospect Park/Grand Army Plaza
Through July 01, 2014 - Park Slope

Enter the park at the Grand Army Plaza entrance and walk along Park Drive toward the carousel and you'll find the Donald and Barbara Zucker Natural Exploration Area. Constructed from trees and other materials damaged by recent storms, the Area serves to surround children with natural elements as they play, exercising their minds and muscles.

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.

'Art at the Core' - Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art
Through July 27, 2014 - Peekskill

HVCCA's 2013-2014 exhibition features works that lend themselves to narrative interpretations. The selected artists employ traditional art materials as well as new technology, video, and performance to look to art as addressing the very core of our everyday lives, our "weltanschauung." In an increasingly fast-moving era, and as explored in "Art at the Core," the world of art and culture bridge artistic disciplines - painting folds into sculpture, sound, light, video, and performance. Performance, enhanced by installation and often video, asserts itself as an art form, not in the narrative traditions of opera with its stage design, but in a contemporary format that defies traditional descriptions. The eclectic selections from the works of the 23 artists exhibited at HVCCA, bring about a show that is riddled with complexities, manifesting diverse approaches to identity, society, culture, and materiality, and dedicated to the intersection and melding of life and art. See more at hvcca.org/current-exhibitions/#sthash.R8DPX2vt.dpuf. On view through July 27, 2014.

Little Hands Creative Play Workshop for Toddlers - Barking Cat Studio
Through August 01, 2014 - Windsor Terrace

This creative play workshop focuses on educational, theme-related, simple art projects that little hands can easily create and enjoy. Register for a series of classes or drop in. (Drop-ins are welcome provided there is space. Call in advance.)

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.

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.

The Power of Poison - American Museum of Natural History
Through August 10, 2014 - New York

Cleopatra was said to prefer the bite of an asp, while the powerful Borgia family dispatched their enemies with arsenic in Renaissance Italy. For centuries, humans have marveled at the secrets of poisons and sought to harness their toxic powers -- and this exhibition will explore both the biological basics of poison and the ways in which people have confronted its perils and potential. Approaching poison from several different perspectives -- as a dynamic defense system used by animals locked in evolutionary arms races with predators; as a compelling thread that runs through familiar legends, myths, and fables; as a series of mysteries visitors encounter and solve, including what suddenly poisoned Captain James Cook and two naturalists aboard his ship in the autumn of 1774; and as a promising source for powerful medical treatments -- The Power of Poison brings into sharp focus this captivating topic.

The Power of Poison - American Museum of Natural History
Through August 10, 2014 - Upper West Side

The Power of Poison will explore poison's paradoxical roles in nature, human health and history, literature, and myth. Whether as a defense against predators, a source of magical strength, or a lethal weapon used as lifesaving medical treatment, the story of poison is surprising at every turn. Inviting visitors to explore some of history's most puzzling poisoning cases, the exhibition will include an interactive section where eyewitness accounts and clues can be used to solve poisoning mysteries, and a theater where live presenters will share dramatic stories of poisonings and forensic detection. A gallery of history's most mysterious poisonings, from Cleopatra's legendary snakebite to Napoleon's alleged death by arsenic, will lead visitors into the Understanding Poison theater. Here presenters will use props, animations, and audience volunteers to explore a real-world poisoning case that will highlight the dramatic advances in toxicology and forensics since the 19th century. Next, visitors will encounter a large-scale tableau of other puzzling cases and can solve the mysteries using an iPad game. For instance, visitors can discover what poisoned Captain James Cook and two naturalists aboard Cook's ship in 1774.

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.

Autism Support Group - Hebrew Educational Society
Through August 31, 2014 - Canarsie

Affected by or confronting autism? You are not alone. Share your experiences and support each other. While the support group is in session, parents/caregivers can bring their children and their siblings.

Arty Facts - Brooklyn Museum
Through August 31, 2014 - Prospect Heights

Children ages 4-7 and their adult friends explore the galleries, enjoy a family activity, and make their own art in this 90-minute class, each one a variation on a monthly theme.

Sensory Room Family Hours - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through August 31, 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.

Mastodons: Ice Age to Discovery - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Wildlife Education Center
Through September 28, 2014 - 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.

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.

Sculpture Art Caper and Exploration Activity - Hofstra University Museum, Emily Lowe Gallery
Through September 30, 2014 - Hempstead

Adults and children can explore the outdoor sculpture collection on Hofstra’s beautiful campus with activity-filled animal, shapes or people-themed HUM Sculpture Exploration Backpacks or by solving an Art Caper mystery in which they unravel the clues found in the sculpture collection. Activity materials may be picked up at the Emily Lowe Gallery during museum hours (see website for current hours).

Bethpage Federal Credit Union Global Explorer - Hofstra University Museum, Emily Lowe Gallery
Through September 30, 2014 - Hempstead

Children ages 6 and up and their families can explore and discover the beauty of the world’s cultures using activity-filled backpacks that enhance experiences with authentic objects from the Hofstra University Museum’s collections. While exploring specific works displayed in the David Filderman Gallery, children create their own keepsake artworks inspired by the art and cultures they discover. Families may pick up the backpacks at the Emily Lowe Gallery during museum hours (see website for current hours).

The Fed at 100 - Museum of American Finance
Through October 01, 2014 - New York

"The Fed at 100" illuminates the complex workings of the nation's central bank on its centennial anniversary and explores the pivotal role the Federal Reserve has played throughout the history of American finance. The Museum's largest exhibition to date, "The Fed at 100" encompasses three galleries and a theater.

Designing Modern Women, 1890s-1990s - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through October 05, 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.

Natural Histories - American Museum of Natural History
Through October 12, 2014 - New York

Inspired by the book Natural Histories: Extraordinary Rare Book Selections from the American Museum of Natural History Library, published in October 2012, this exhibition will include reproductions from more than 20 rare and beautifully illustrated scientific works. The works featured in Natural Histories span from the 16th century to the early 20th century and cover scientific disciplines from anthropology to astronomy to zoology. Reproductions of rare scientific illustrations that will be displayed in the gallery include a rhinoceros taken directly from Albrecht Durer's 1515 woodcut, lithographs of the mysterious aye-aye lemur from Sir Richard Owen's Monograph on the Aye-aye, and Robert Hooke's engraved images of what were once startling microscopic views of familiar items and animals in Micrographia.

'The Movement'- Dance Classes for the Soul - Alex Ray Studios
Through October 25, 2014 - Hempstead

Alex Ray Studios Inc. presents the "The Movement"! Fallon Alexandria Fleming is going to introduce children in the community to the connection between the soul and contemporary movement. The program is inspired by the likes of Alvin Ailey, Martha Graham, and Lester Horton which delivers soul resurrecting choreography to each participant. The program will incorporate ballet and modern techniques while arranged to pieces like "Fix Me, Jesus" and the "Processional" from Alvin Ailey's world renown production Revelations.

Gilded New York - Museum of the City of New York
Through November 11, 2014 - Upper West Side

Inaugurating the Museum's Tiffany & Co. Foundation Gallery, Gilded New York explores the city's visual culture at the end of the 19th century, when its elite class flaunted their money as never before. In New York, this era was marked by the sudden rise of industrial and corporate wealth, amassed by such titans as Cornelius Vanderbilt and Jay Gould, who expressed their high status through extravagant fashions, architecture, and interior design. The exhibition presents a lavish display of some 100 works, including costumes, jewelry, portraits, and decorative objects, all created between the mid-1870s and the early 20th century. The dazzling works in the exhibition will illuminate an era when members of the new American aristocracy often displayed their wealth in storied balls in Fifth Avenue mansions and hotels. It was a time when New York became the nation's corporate headquarters and a popular Ladies' Mile of luxury retail establishments and cultural institutions helped launch the city to global prominence.

Gilded New York - Museum of the City of New York
Through November 13, 2014 - New York

Inaugurating the Museum's Tiffany & Co. Foundation Gallery, Gilded New York explores the city's visual culture at the end of the 19th century, when its elite class flaunted their money as never before. In New York, this era was marked by the sudden rise of industrial and corporate wealth, amassed by such titans as Cornelius Vanderbilt and Jay Gould, who expressed their high status through extravagant fashions, architecture, and interior design. The exhibition presents a lavish display of some 100 works, including costumes, jewelry, portraits, and decorative objects, all created between the mid-1870s and the early 20th century. The dazzling works in the exhibition will illuminate an era when members of the new American aristocracy often displayed their wealth in storied balls in Fifth Avenue mansions and hotels. It was a time when New York became the nation's corporate headquarters and a popular Ladies' Mile of luxury retail establishments and cultural institutions helped launch the city to global prominence.

Early American Guitars: The Instruments of C. F. Martin - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through December 07, 2014 - New York

Christian Frederick Martin, founder of the great American guitar firm C. F. Martin & Co., was the son of a cabinetmaker in Markneukirchen, Saxony. Martin learned to build instruments from the famed Johann Georg Stauffer in Vienna. Due to the restrictive guilds in Markneukirchen, Martin moved to the United States in 1833, settling first in New York City and later moving to Nazareth, Pennsylvania. In the United States, Martin encountered the Spanish-style guitar and incorporated elements from that tradition into his own Viennese style of instrument construction. The result was a new form of the guitar, a style that would become important as a basis for other American makers of the instrument. This exhibition includes approximately thirty-five instruments from the Martin Museum in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and several private collections.

The Eve of Porn: Linda Lovelace - Museum of Sex
Through December 09, 2014 - New York

In 1972, Deep Throat, the tale of a woman whose clitoris was located in the back of her throat, became a trailblazer of the pornographic genre. Performing acts of graphic sex on camera, including the signature act of "deep throating," Linda Lovelace, born Linda Boreman, became a household name. Considered "Porn Chic," screenings of Deep Throat were attended by celebrities from Jackie O to Jack Nicholson. Linda became both the girl everyone wanted to attend their party and the girl that everyone wanted to have sex with, a star studded list including Hugh Hefner, Ted Kennedy and Paul Newman.

Jump and Glow Night - Bounce! Trampoline Sports
Through December 26, 2014 - Valley Cottage

Each Friday, Bounce! hosts Jump 'n Glow nights, where nearly everything in the giant trampoline playground glows in the dark thanks to lasers and black lighting. Guests can have fun and get fit on giant courts of interconnected trampolines, play slam dunk basketball on trampoline courts, play dodgeball, and jump into dual foam pits. Rock music, glow in the dark dodge balls, and glow in the dark hula hoops add to the atmosphere of fun.

Friday Night Black Lights - Monster Mini Golf
Through December 26, 2014 - Nanuet

Kids can stop by Monster Mini Golf on Friday nights for a special evening of golf, arcade games, and pizza for one low price. This unique venue features a monster-themed, glow-in-the dark miniature golf course as well as locally-themed artwork, animated creatures, and an interactive DJ who entertains the golfers throughout their stay.

Anita & Gina Marie's BRUNCH Spectacular! presented by The Haus of Mimosa & KTCHN Restaurant - KTCHN
Through December 28, 2014 - New York

$25.00 Bottomless Mimosa Brunch!! The highly acclaimed KTCHN Restaurant (located at THEOUT NYC) partners with The Haus of Mimosa to bring you The Haus of Mimosa's Brunch Spectacular with Aunt Anita & Aunt Gina Marie at your favorite Sunday Brunch spot. Sunday Brunch, two shows 12:00 & 2:00 KTCHN 508 W. 42nd street NY,NY 10036 212-868-2999 www.KTCHNNYC.com **Reservations highly recommended** Join the fabulous, over the top, one-time JCPenny Model Anita M. Buffem (Travis Barr) & her 3rd best friend, the over-worked mother of two Gina Marie Rittale (Steven Incammicia) as these two “gals” from Astoria Queens coffee-talk their way through gut-busting and live sung musical numbers. Being compared to everything from "Absolutely Fabulous" and "Mama's Family" to "The Muppets" and SNL's "Coffee Talk" this character comedy duo is not to be missed. A large catalogue of music that highlights live vocals, pee your pants comedy along with a Bloody Mary Bar with everything you need for the perfect brunch beverage and Chef Dale Schnell's amazing menu will have you skipping church every Sunday! For more information about The Haus of Mimosa visit www.TheHausofMimosa.com and be sure to subscribe to their new video series "The Real Hauswives of Queens" at www.youTube.com/SundayMorningMimosa

Indoor Play - Powerplay
Through December 31, 2014 - 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.

Meerkats - Maritime Aquarium
Through December 31, 2014 - Norwalk

Meerkats are members of the mongoose family that live in social ?mobs? in the Kalahari Desert, in the southern African nations of Botswana and South Africa. No mere cats, meerkats are fascinating for living in structured but cooperative societies, including a foraging strategy where adults take turns standing guard upright on their hind feet, watching for predators, while the others eat. The meerkats? exhibit offers opportunities for climbing, digging and exploring, with several feeding locations to keep them on the alert for incoming crickets. A viewing bubble lets visitors pop up right among the meerkats.

World Brooklyn - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through December 31, 2014 - 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.

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.

Up 4 Art - Staten Island Children's Museum
Through December 31, 2014 - Staten Island

Kids create a different art project each week.

Kidz Cook - Staten Island Children's Museum
Through December 31, 2014 - Staten Island

Kids make and eat a different dish from around the world each week.

Open Play and Private Play - Extreme Kids and Crew/AMP Space
Through December 31, 2014 - Red Hook

Extreme Kids and Crew offer a safe sensory playspace where parents/caregivers and children with special needs (particularly those with sensory and Autism-related conditions can gather to play, teach, learn, sing, sprawl, and be comfortable Children can experiment with different swings, snuggle up on beanbags and foofs, climb the cargo net, make art at the art table, meet new friends, and hideaway in a tent.

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

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

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

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

Tick-Borne Disease Alliance Annual Benefit to Honor Those Affected By Tick-Borne Diseases and Raise Awareness - Pier 60, Chelsea Piers
Through May 02, 2015 - New York

The Tick-Borne Disease Alliance (TBDA), a national nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness, supporting initiatives and promoting advocacy to find a cure for Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, will hold its 2013 Annual Benefit on Thursday, May 2nd in New York City. During the event, TBDA will honor key supporters and patients who have emerged as leaders in the fight against tick-borne diseases, including Lyme. Actress Candice Accola, star of the hit TV show “The Vampire Diaries,” will serve as master of ceremonies. During the evening, Courage Awards will be presented to three women who have demonstrated inspiring perseverance in their personal battles with tick-borne diseases: Cara Munn, who overcame a harrowing personal experience after contracting tick-borne encephalitis on a school trip to China, which left her unable to speak; Meghan Harrison, a former model and varsity swimmer who created the Lyme Lite Fashion Show to support awareness; and Lori Brownell, a 17-year-old from Upstate New York who shares her ongoing struggle with Lyme through a series of YouTube videos. Norma Russo will accept the Humanitarian Award for her pivotal role in advancing awareness about the impact of tick-borne diseases around the world, in particular Latin America, among sufferers and the medical community. The TBDA Annual Benefit will be held on Thursday, May 2nd at Pier 60, Chelsea Piers in Manhattan. The dinner and awards program will include a silent auction, a samba band and dancers. Cocktails and the silent auction will begin at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and the awards program. More information about the event can be found at www.tbdalliance.org.

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

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

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

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

Creating Community: Exploring 375 Years of Our Past - Fairfield Museum and History Center
Through December 31, 2015 - Fairfield

This new, hands-on exhibit invites visitors to look inside a Native American wigwam, climb into an American Revolution fort, decipher spy code, and learn how factories fueled the area's growth. Young and old alike will enjoy learning how people worked, lived, and built a community over time by exploring original objects, individual stories, and engaging activities. October 27-December 31, 2015.

Africa: From the Desert to the Sea - Maritime Aquarium
Through December 31, 2015 - Norwalk

Explore the aquatic wonders of Africa, including amazing fish from the Nile River, the lakes of Africa's Great Rift Valley and the Red Sea. Species highlighted include exotic air-breathing lungfish that can survive for a year if their waterhole goes dry, and colorful cichlids and coral reef species that shine in shimmering rainbows.

Gateway to Himalayan Art - The Rubin Museum
Through January 06, 2016 - 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.

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.

Dark Universe - A New Hayden Planetarium Space Show - American Museum of Natural History
Through December 31, 2018 - New York City

Dark Universe will celebrate the scientific breakthroughs that have paved the way for our increased understanding of the universe, revealing that it is dominated by two mysterious phenomena: dark matter and dark energy. To bring this story to the Hayden Planetarium dome, the Space Show uses stunning visualizations based on authentic data from NASA and European Space Agency missions, ground-based telescopes, supercomputer simulations, and research conducted at institutions around the globe, including the Museum. In Dark Universe, viewers will see the night sky at the historic Mount Wilson Observatory, soar across the Milky Way Galaxy, and parachute through Jupiter’s atmosphere. Dark Universe was created by the American Museum of Natural History, the Frederick Phineas and Sandra Priest Rose Center for Earth and Space, and the Hayden Planetarium.

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.

Born to Be Wild - Maritime Aquarium
Through April 03, 2024 - Norwalk

Academy-Award winner Morgan Freeman lends his voice to this film which follows orphaned baby orangutans and elephants, and the people who rescue and raise them for eventual release back into the wild. Through April 3,2014.

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.

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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