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This Weekend's Kids & Family Activities in Fairfield

January 22, 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!.

RCSN: Special Camp Fair - Hotel Pennsylvania
January 25, 2014 - Midtown

For all children-even those with special needs-summer is a time to learn new skills, meet new friends, play, experience new environments, learn to trust in new adults, and develop self-confidence. At this fair, parents and guardians of children with special needs can connect with experts from more than 70 summer programs, find out about their child's right to reasonable accommodations, learn how to prepare kids for camp. Remember that the Americans with Disabilities Act supports your child's right to be included in mainstream programs. The law says that your child with special needs is entitled to be given "reasonable accommodations." You are the best person to tell the camp what those accommodation might be. If at all possible, try to visit a camp while it is in session to see if it is really appropriate for your child. If you can?t do that, ask the camp for a link to a video about the program. You can also speak to other parents about their experiences with camp. Resources for Children with Special Needs creates bright futures for the city's at-risk children and youth with special needs by empowering their parents. The organization provides personal, knowledgeable, and compassionate direct assistance to 2,500 families each year, and over 200 workshops and information events for over 3,000 people. RCSN trainings and materials are available in Spanish and English, with growing availability in Chinese. Call for workshop info/free one-on-one expert support.

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.

Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, and Mozart's Bassoon Concerto with Andrey Boreyko - New York Philharmonic
January 22, 2014 - New York

Acclaimed for his "flashing virtuosity ... admirable elegance and utter fearlessness," (The New York Times) the Philharmonic's Concertmaster crowns his 34-year career with a recital performance of personal favorites on January 19. Throughout the season, Glenn Dicterow is featured in Strauss's Also sprach Zarathustra (Nov. 14-19), Ein Heldenleben (Dec. 12-14), and in Beethoven's Triple Concerto (June 24-28) with Yefim Bronfman and Carter Brey.

Musical Mondays - Cole Rumbough - Christmas Classics Special - Le Cirque
January 22, 2014 - New York

Featuring live performances by talented musicians and singers in Le Cirque Cafe. Enjoy sophisticated sounds while sipping Billy's famous cocktails or offerings from their extensive beer and wine menu, or make it a complete French/Italian affair with the delicious $38 prix-fixe dinner. Tonight, Cole Rumbough performs American jazz standards and ballads.

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.

Stories Songs and Crafts - Rose Memorial Library
January 22, 2014 - Stony Point

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

Pajama Storytime - Mineola Public Library
January 22, 2014 - Mineola

Kids will love these stories, favorite songs, and simple crafts. Ages 2 1/2 through kindergarten (with a caregiver).

Portledge School Open House - Portledge School
January 22, 2014 - Locust Valley

Come out and participate in an open classroom and information session. Simon Owen-Williams, Head of School, as well as division heads, and current students will share their perspectives on the Portledge experience. Tours of the 60-acre campus and classrooms will follow and faculty and division heads will be available to answer questions throughout. Refreshments will be served. Registration is suggested but not required. To register or for more information or directions, please call the Admissions Department: Caryl Shapiro at 516- 750-3239 or CShapiro@portledge.org

Musical Playdate - Scarsdale Public Library
January 22, 2014 - Scarsdale

Join in a friendly concert and discover the violin and viola, with Chi-Chi Bestman. Registration is not required.

Gym Time at CSI - Congregation Sons of Israel
January 22, 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 22, 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.

Children's Storytime - Barnes and Noble-Forest Hills
January 22, 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.

Babies and Books - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
January 22, 2014 - Prospect Heights

Stories, socializing, and rhymes for babies.

Preschool Story Time (Ages 3 and 4) - Brooklyn Public Library, Fort Hamilton branch
January 22, 2014 - Bay Ridge

A story hour specifically for preschoolers, ages 3 and 4.

Legos - Brooklyn Public Library, Flatlands branch
January 22, 2014 - Marine Park

Kids unleash their creativity with Legos.

Arts and Crafts - Brooklyn Public Library, Crown Heights branch
January 22, 2014 - Crown Heights

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

Community Connections - Long Island Children's Museum
January 22, 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 22, 2014 - Garden City

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

Books for Babies - Wilton Library
January 22, 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 22, 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 22, 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.

Disney on Ice Celebrates 100 Years of Magic - Barclays Center
January 22, 2014 - Prospect Heights/Park Slope

More than 60 Disney characters come to life on the ice. Classic Disney icons such as Mickey, Minnie, Donald Duck, and Goofy skate with more contemporary Pixar characters, among them Buzz Lightyear and Mr. Incredible.

Picture Book Time - Richmond Hill Library
January 22, 2014 - Richmond Hill

A morning of fun for children ages 5 and younger and their caregivers. Enjoy stories, silly songs, and a simple craft.

Gallery Talks - The Noguchi Museum
January 22, 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.

Children's Programs: Fishy Antics (Ages 2-3) - Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
January 22, 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.

LEARN TO DRAW with ART TEACHER AMY: Ages 9-12 - Bridges Academy
January 22, 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.

Joan and Melissa Rivers: Surviving the Spotlight - 92nd Street Y
January 22, 2014 - New York

Now you can get beyond their public personas. In a special evening at 92Y, mother and daughter talk about the challenges they've faced in the unsparing glare of the spotlight: public humiliation, confronting hostility as they storm male-dominated bastions, a suicide in the family, and the strength that has seen them through it all. Find out how they help each other and how they've forged a unique, 21st-century mother-daughter relationship.

A Petits Pas Cooking Workshop - French Institute Alliance Fran?aise
January 22, 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 22, 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 22, 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 22, 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.

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.

New York Funk Exchange Live! - Rockwood Music Hall
January 22, 2014 - New York

New York Funk Exchange, a Brooklyn based nine-piece funk/soul band fronted by bombshell vocalist Serena Fortier (who has shared the stage with acts such as Eddie Money, Nas, and Fred Wesley and the New JB's).

La Boheme - Metropolitan Opera
January 22, 2014 - New York

Puccini's moving story of young love is the most performed opera in Met history - and with good reason. Maija Kovalevska, Anita Hartig, and Barbara Frittoli star as the frail Mimi in Franco Zeffirelli's classic production, with Joseph Calleja and Vittorio Grigolo sharing the role of her passionate lover, Rodolfo.

Carole J. Bufford - 54 Below
January 22, 2014 - New York

Having starred in the best-reviewed nightclub show of 2013 (13 out of 13 rave reviews, including the NY Times and the Wall Street Journal), Carole J. Bufford starts 2014 with a brand new show at 54 Below on January 22 at 7 PM: Shades of Blue, a throbbing and thrilling show full of tempestuous blues numbers from their southern roots to their northern heights. Culled from material spanning a century, Shades of Blue delves into the odyssey of the blues with material made famous by the likes of Bessie Smith, Johnny Cash, The Animals, The Beatles, Amy Winehouse, Ruth Brown and more! From sly and sexy comedy numbers to high drama, Carole is a singer/actress who always raises the stakes on everything she sings.

Levin Dozier - 54 Below
January 22, 2014 - New York

MAC and Backstage Bistro Award-winning vocalist, Kevin Dozier, makes his 54 Below debut, on the eve of his 50th birthday. Featuring standards, Broadway, jazz, and pop songs from Kevin's studio recordings, "Love-Wise"and "Love's Never Lost", as well as new arrangements set for Kevin by the incomparable Marilyn Maye, you will be taken on a journey exploring love and the passage of time. Hear the singer The Huffington Post described as "immensely likable...he brings to his crooning a tone remarkable for its simultaneous vulnerability and power. One of those romantic outings that might in an earlier time have been described as songs for swinging lovers.

New York Guitar Festival Marathon - Merkin Concert Hall
January 23, 2014 - New York

The 2014 New York Guitar Festival kicks off at Kaufman Music Center's Merkin Concert Hall with a FREE, day-long marathon on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with a focus on classical guitar in the Americas, with music of South America during the first half of the day, and North America for the second half. American guitarist's role in jazz, blues, folk and rock are well known, but major composers have written important works for the classical guitar: Steve Reich, Eliot Carter, George Crumb, Aaron Jay Kernis, Heitor Villa Lobos, Alberto Ginastera, Astor Piazzola and many others.

“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/.

Open Mic - Page One Restaurant
January 23, 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.

New York Islanders vs. Pittsburgh Penguins - Nassau Coliseum
January 23, 2014 - Uniondale

It will be a hot, hot time on the ice. Get ready to root for your favorite team as the Islanders take on their rivals.

Stories, Songs, and Crafts - Rose Memorial Library
January 23, 2014 - Stony Point

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

Quartet -Movie - Franklin Square Public Library
January 23, 2014 - Franklin Square

When financial problems threaten to close a retirement home for gifted musicians, the guests at Beecham House must work together to perform at the yearly gala concert. (PG-13. 98 min.)

Jump for Joy - Mineola Public Library
January 23, 2014 - Mineola

Join Joyce Oddo for fun music and movement with your toddler. Ages 15 months through kindergarten (with a caregiver). The non-refundable fee is due at in-person sign up. Registration begins January 6.

Informational Meeting - French-American School of New York (FASNY)
January 23, 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.

Thursday Morning Storytime at B&N: The Toe Show - Barnes & Noble City Center
January 23, 2014 - White Plains

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

Open Bounce - BounceU-Farmingdale
January 23, 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 23, 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.

IEP 101 - Orangetown Jewish Center
January 23, 2014 - Orangeburg

The synagogue hosts this special evening program for parents, IEP 101: Everything You Should to Know about an Individualized Education Program. Participants will discover the benefits of an IEP and the answers to frequently asked questions: What is an IEP? What is its purpose? Who develops the IEP? How does it help my child? and How can I collaborate with the school to do what is best for my child? The program will be led by Dawn Kitz, Work-Based Learning Center Coordinator at Rockland BOCES. Reservations are required.

Toddler Time - Bounce! Trampoline Sports
January 23, 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.

Story Play for First Five Years - Brooklyn Public Library, Crown Heights branch
January 23, 2014 - Crown Heights

Preschoolers hear stories, socialize, and play with toys.

Chess for Teens - Brooklyn Public Library, Flatlands branch
January 23, 2014 - Marine Park

Flatlands brach librarian Avrum teaches chess to kids.

Chess with Oscar - Brooklyn Public Library, Gravesend branch
January 23, 2014 - Gravesend

Expert chess teacher Oscar Garcia leads this learning/playing session for young players.

Drama Posse - Hillcrest Library
January 23, 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.

Zumba Fitness Fun - Windsor Park Library
January 23, 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.

Clifton Anderson Quartet - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
January 23, 2014 - Prospect Heights

Budding jazz enthusiasts will enjoy this performance by veteran jazz trombonist Cliff Anderson and his quartet.

Pump-O-lympics - Pump It Up Norwalk
January 23, 2014 - Norwalk

Catch the Olympic spirit and go for the gold Pump It Up style. You can carry and pass the torch during opening ceremonies, then compete in crazy competitions and silly sports events such as Olympic Ring Toss, Beachball Volleyball, Silly Sack Race, Balloon Pass Relay, Marshmallow Run and more. Finish out the evening with closing ceremonies where everyone is a winner.

Disney on Ice Celebrates 100 Years of Magic - Barclays Center
January 23, 2014 - Prospect Heights/Park Slope

More than 60 Disney characters come to life on the ice. Classic Disney icons such as Mickey, Minnie, Donald Duck, and Goofy skate with more contemporary Pixar characters, among them Buzz Lightyear and Mr. Incredible.

Picture Book Time - Auburndale Library
January 23, 2014 - Flushing

Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers read picture books for half an hour with Ms. Marianne G.

Taylor Dane with Live Band - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
January 23, 2014 - New York

Taylor Dayne stands out as one of music's most dynamic artists of all time. Her unique vocal style has earned her numerous best-selling gold andplatinum albums, which produced seventeen Top 20 singles, among them number 1 hits such as "Tell It To My Heart", "Love Will Lead You Back" & "Prove Your Love To Me".

Gallery Talks - The Noguchi Museum
January 23, 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.

Children's Programs: Fishy Antics (Ages 3-5) - Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
January 23, 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.

Bird Call Workshops with NYC Audubon - Children's Museum of the Arts
January 23, 2014 - Hudson Square

Have you ever wondered how or why birds make the sound that they make? Join bird callers from the NYC Audubon Society in the CMA's sound booth and learn how to make your own bird calls! For more information, visit cmany.org.

Cross-Stitch Circle - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
January 23, 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.

Chaz Langley - The Slipper Room
January 23, 2014 - New York

NYC-based artist Chaz Langley showcases his "boutique R&B" sound at The Slipper Room on Thursday, January 23rd . Come enjoy this intimate performance by this multi-talented singer that always provides top-shelf entertainment. For more information, please visit ChazLangley.com.

Multilingual Mother Goose - Chappaqua Public Library
January 23, 2014 - Chappaqua

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

Crony Capitalism: An Egyptian Focus Study by Ishac Diwan and Discussant Amer Bisat - Alwan for the Arts
January 23, 2014 - New York

A lecture covering Ishac Diwan's recent research on cronyism in Egypt, which tries to quantify the impact of favoritism on economic performance, using corporate data on large firms in Egypt. Diwan identifies a large number of politically connected firms elucidating their sectoral dominance and the impeding effects it has on those firms not connected. In addition, Diwan reviews the impact of the 2011 uprisings on their value and examines the extent to which they capture regulations.The results suggest that cronyism reduced the effectiveness of the private sector in leading economic growth, and offers a novel entry point to discuss the root causes for the failure of authoritarian regimes to put their countries on a solid development path.

Vincent Gardner Sextet - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center
Through January 23, 2014 - New York

One look at the Vincent Gardner Sextet's lineup will tell modern jazz aficionados all they need to know about the quality of these performances. These six players are among the top echelon of our time, and the extensive list of greats they've worked with is too long to list. Led by Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra trombonist Vincent Gardner, this group is known for a smart selection of mostly bop and straight-ahead jazz, featuring both originals and tunes by composers like Wayne Shorter, Lee Morgan, and Bobby Hutcherson.

The Macallan Scotch Tasting - Morton's The Steakhouse
January 23, 2014 - New York

Join Morton's for an evening of signature hors d'oeuvres - including Petite Filet Mignon Sandwiches, Petite Lamb Chops, Scotch Eggs, Tomato Bruschetta -- paired perfectly with the Highlands' delectable singe malt Scotch whisky. Experience the complex and varied profiles of The Macallan 12-year, 15-year and 18-year as a The Macallan ambassador leads you through an interactive tasting.

Tasting of Sonoma’s Best with Donelan Family Wines - Vintry Fine Wines
January 23, 2014 - New York

Sonoma-based Donelan Family Wines invites you to join them for an opportunity to sample their boutique collection of California standouts, including the newest single-vineyard release. A premier producer of Syrah, recently earning scores of 98, 99 and a perfect 100 from Wine Advocate’s Robert Parker, Donelan’s collection also includes highly-acclaimed Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and blended selections. Guests will have the opportunity to meet Cushing Donelan, the director of marketing for Donelan Family Wines, and learn more about the wines while snacking on some light hors d’oeuvres.

TheAfterWork - Goldbar
January 23, 2014 - Manhattan

Chinese New Year is coming!... Let's party all together one last time in the year of the snake! Bring your Thursday night fever, dance to deep and vibrant music, and enjoy our delicious appetizers served with sophisticated cocktails. Our two Djs will be spinning the deephouse and Nu-Disco bass to its best! Our event will be hosted at one of our favorite venues: the Goldbar in Soho. Our previous afterwork was a blast … Are you ready for this one? Free appetizers, Happy Hour from 8pm to 10pm: $10 Cocktails instead of $16. A Limo service is offered to group of 10 Ladies, contact sam@samnjo.com for more info. RSVP on http://samnjo.com/ is MANDATORY . Check “Attend” to the Facebook Event. The event is free for current members who RSVP before Tuesday, Jan 23rd at 8pm. This week's organic products will be provided by Go Organic NYC; check out their website! http://www.goorganicnyc.com/. We invite you to visit and like the FB page of Baltell: https://www.facebook.com/djbaltell and go to http://baltell.com/ to listen to exclusive mixes. Check also the FB page of our amazing DJ Sam Chris on www.facebook.com/djsamchris. Add me on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SamnjoNYC Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/181316611933411 Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Samnjo/147043655428440 Pics of past events are available at https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.424940970972039.1073741835.147043655428440&type=3. You need to like the page to be able to tag anyone. Sam n' Jo The fun parties in Manhattan

Empire Beats Featuring Camille Atkinson - The Parkside Lounge
January 23, 2014 - New York

Empire Beats featuring Camille Atkinson & The Juke Joint Revue kicks off the New Year with a new monthly residency at the landmark music/burlesque venue Parkside Lounge in the Lower East Side. Their first 2014 show takes place on Thursday, Jan. 23rd at 8pm. Empire Beats combines rock/roll&soul standards and originals with the sexy sass of burlesque bringing one helluva good time for only $10! For more information, go to http://www.empirebeatsnyc.com/

Rusalka - Metropolitan Opera
January 23, 2014 - New York

The great Renee Fleming returns to one of her signature roles, singing the enchanting "Song to the Moon" in Dvorak's soulful fairy-tale opera. Tenor Piotr Beczala co-stars as the Prince, Dolora Zajick is Jezibaba, and dynamic young maestro Yannick Nezet-Seguin is on the podium.

The Future of Human Enhancement - Blueprint Health
January 23, 2014 - New York

Key objectives of panel: • Raise awareness of key applications/implications of body modification and human enhancement from various perspectives: Transhumanism, synthetic biology, wearable tech and grinder movements (body modification/tech implants) • Discuss key controversies and attendant biosecurity and bioethical issues inherent in these approaches. Topics explored will include: Raise awareness of the promise of synthetic biology/ bioprinting while addressing key areas of controversy; Provide perspective on trans-humanism and its implications for human performance and health; How wearable tech can enhance human performance: medical and non-medical application; Explore body modification/ grinder activity in context of broader DIY Life Science movements; Discuss Biosecurity and Bioethical implications of bioprinting, implantable tech and transhumanism. Structure: Panelists: Natasha Vita-More, Andrew Hessel, Grindhouse Wetware, New Flesh Workshop. Key consideration:The event will be filmed for a biohacker documentary so please inform us if you would like not to be filmed

Donna Vivino - 54 Below
January 23, 2014 - New York

After her sold out show at 54 Below last fall, Donna Vivino returns for another witty evening of songs & stories, including selections from her recent debut recording, Beautiful Dreamer! Broadway fell in love with Donna when, in 1987, she created the role of Young Cosette in the original Broadway production of Les Miserables. Since then, she's danced through the 70's (Saturday Night Fever), sung with the nicest kids in town (Hairspray), laughed it up with Martin Short (Fame Becomes Me), & defied gravity as one of Wicked's most beloved Elphaba's. One night only!

Comedy Cocktails with Christine Pedi - 54 Below
January 23, 2014 - New York

Featuring Christine Pedi, Jeffrey Richmond, Jackie Hoffman, Cristy Candler and Mickey Cusumano, Michael West, Julie James, and MORE! Musical comedienne & impressionist Christine Pedi brings her favorite funny friends together to shake & stir up some hysterical comedy concoctions (musical & otherwise). Silly songs and other diversions from some of the wildest wits on & off Broadway make it an incredibly happy hour & late night laugh lounge.

P.S. 250 Open House - P.S. 250
January 24, 2014 - Williamsburg

P.S. 250, The Williamsburg Magnet School for Communication and Multimedia Arts, is having an open house for prospective parents of children in Pre-K to 5th grade. You can apply to the school even if you are not zoned for the school due to the magnet grant. Last year, the school's chorus sang the national anthem at a Mets game as well as for city officials.

Tot Shabbat Service - Bet Torah Nursery School
January 24, 2014 - Mt. Kisco

Nursery School students lead the singing. Kiddush follows the service. Open to all.

Martha Reeves - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
January 24, 2014 - New York

t's hard to believe it that it was nearly 50 years ago that Martha Reeves first hit the charts with the bluesy, soulful "Come and Get These Memories." It is especially hard to believe that much time has passed when Reeves hits the stage. With the unmistakable voice that helped define "the sound of young America," dancing and strutting with an incredible energy, Reeves is a live wire. Martha Reeves and her sisters in song (and in life) Lois and Delphine, continue to heat up clubs, concert stages and music festivals across the globe, thrilling audiences and always leaving them dancing. Their hits are legendary: the Grammy-nominated "Heat Wave," the gospel-tinged "Nowhere to Run," the classic soul favorite "My Baby Loves Me," and the signature, "Dancing In The Street."

East Winds Ensemble: Live - Symphony Space
January 24, 2014 - New York

East Winds Ensemble is back for a concert to celebrate the New Year and to present its unique interpretations of classical, traditional and modern classics by two amazing masters of Japanese music: Marco Lienhard and Masayo Ishigure.

Balanchine and Robbins: Masters at Work - New York City Ballet
January 24, 2014 -

Both audience favorites and celebrated masterpieces, these two works are perfect for dedicated balletomanes and NYCB neophytes alike. Marking Robbins' much anticipated return to the ballet after years of spectacular Broadway success, Dances at a Gathering is a landmark for its sustained invention, unstressed virtuosity, and constantly shifting emotions. At the other end of the spectrum is Union Jack, Balanchine's tribute to Great Britain. After a spectacular pageant of kilts and clans, this magnificent work ends with an effervescent exhibition of sailors and seafaring swagger, amassing over 70 dancers on the stage for one of the largest ballets in the NYCB repertory.

Sukey Molloy & Friends! Winter Concert - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
January 24, 2014 - Garnerville

Toddlers are invited to join Sukey Molloy & Friends for an hour of sing-along fun. Kids can dance along with Sukey's friends Sunflower, Tick Tock and Sunny, and enjoy the show. Registration is required.

Board Games! - Haverstraw Public Library; Village Branch
January 24, 2014 - Haverstraw

Students in grades 1-6 are invited to stop by the library to challenge their friends to a friendly board game.

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
January 24, 2014 - Garnerville

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

Sukey Molloy & Friends - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
January 24, 2014 - Garnerville

Toddlers are invited to join Sukey and friends for this special show at the library.

Shabbatini - Young Family Service and Dinner - Bet Torah Nursery School
January 24, 2014 - Mt. Kisco

Friday evening Shabbatini Young Family Services and Dinner will be held from 6:30-7:30pm, with Nursery School students leading the singing. The public is invited. The cost is $30/family; please RSVP to mcitera@bettorah.org. For additional information about children's services or Nursery School registration for fall 2014, please visit bettorah.org or call the Nursery School office, 666-7595.

Princess Tea Party - Rockville Center Library
January 24, 2014 - Rockville Centre

Dress to impress! Wear your fanciest princess outfit and join in for a fun afternoon of princess songs, stories, and crafts.

Philadanco Dance Troupe - Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
January 24, 2014 - Brookville

Philadanco has advanced from a small community-based company to an internationally renowned institution, touring over 12 countries, with a reputation for promoting new and emerging dance talent. Philadanco's Instruction and Training program has earned national recognition for providing world-class dance instruction taught by internationally renowned instructors at nominal to nonexistent fees. In addition to mentoring and promoting young dancers and choreographers, the company provides studio space to small companies and independent artists at low or no cost, and was the first company in Philadelphia to offer low-cost housing to dancers. Philadanco's dancers receive exquisite training in a wide range of dance idioms; young predominantly African-American choreographers are cultivated and supported; and seasoned, critically acclaimed choreographic work is preserved through its programming. The resident modern dance company of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Philadanco is a pillar of the Philadelphia arts community and one that serves as a distinguished cultural ambassador around the globe. With all of the company's artistic achievements, Philadanco has never lost sight of its mission to "present the highest quality of professional dance performance and improve the skills of emerging and professional dancers and choreographers in a nurturing environment while increasing the appreciation of dance among its many communities.

Munchkins and Mishpacha - Congregation Sons of Israel
January 24, 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 24, 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 24, 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.

Read and Play - Brooklyn Public Library, Flatlands branch
January 24, 2014 - Marine Park

Children, age birth to 5 years, and with and without disabilities, share stories, rhymes, and play. Part of the Child's Place for Children for Special Needs.

Babies and Books - Brooklyn Public Library, Windsor Terrace branch
January 24, 2014 - Windsor Terrace

Stories, socializing, and rhymes for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers.

Cosmic Public Skate Night - Hommocks Park Ice Rink
January 24, 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 24, 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 24, 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 24, 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.

Astronomy Nights: Jupiter - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
January 24, 2014 - Stamford

Start by enjoying a presentation on Jupiter, followed by a visit, weather permitting, to view the night sky through the Observatory's 22-inch research telescope. This program is suitable for ages 5 and over. The Stamford Observatory is located behind Heckscher Farm. Enter from Scofieldtown Road. GPS users enter 151 Scofieldtown Road.

Family Movie Night - The Moxie Spot
January 24, 2014 - Brooklyn Heights

Enjoy family friendly movies and great food.

Gallery Talks - The Noguchi Museum
January 24, 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.

'13' the Musical - Take One Performing Arts
January 24, 2014 - Ronkonkoma

The musical "13" is a coming of age story about young teenagers.

Parent's Night Out - Tumbling Tunes
January 24, 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 24, 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.

People of the Libretto - 14 Street Y
January 24, 2014 - Lower East Side

The City Congregation for Humanistic Judaism. Secular Jewish Shabbat service followed by People of the Libretto, a musical review with commentary and performance of works by legendary Jewish singer-songwriters such as Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Leonard Cohen, Carole King, Janis Ian, Billy Joel, Randy Newman, and Carly Simon. Childcare available. The program will be repeated on Sunday, January 26 at 15 West 86th St. at 3:30pm.

'Life Is Strange' - Quad Cinema
January 24, 2014 - Greenwich Village

A living document of a lost world, Isaac Hertz's film Life Is Strange will receive its New York City premiere in a limited engagement, Jan. 24-30, at the Quad Cinema, 34 W. 13th St. The deep cultural content and vivid human elements of pre-Holocaust Europe are exquisitely portrayed in this film that documents, through childhood memories of survivors, and the vibrant life of Jewish families before the war. The colorful cast of characters interviewed includes a blend of both the internationally celebrated and the little known (including five New York City residents). Among the notables are Shimon Peres, President of the State of Israel and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize; Walter Kohn, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry; Robert Aumann, Nobel Laureate in Economics; and award-winning children's author Uri Orlev, along with Peter Marcuse, professor emeritus of urban planning at Columbia University and son of famed philosopher of the New Left, Herbert Marcuse. Begun as an attempt by two friends to trace a family history, Life Is Strange became an evocative mosaic, weaving 25 intimate conversations with a stunning collection of rare film and still footage. Through the highly crafted collaboration of esteemed writer,producer, and editor Alain Jakubowicz and writer and director Isaac Hertz, the film offers insights into the ways personal lives intersect with historical transformations.

After School Ice Skating - Lasker Pool & Rink
January 24, 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.

The Birdland Big Band - Birdland
January 24, 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.

FOCUS! 2014: Alfred Schnittke's World | Opening Night - Peter Jay Sharp Theater
January 24, 2014 - New York

Commemorating the 80th anniversary of the birth of Soviet-Russian composer Alfred Schnittke (1934-1998) and his circle of composers. Joel Sachs, conductor; New Juilliard Ensemble. ARVO PAERT (Estonia) La Sindone (2005, rev. 2013*); GIYA KANCHELI (Georgia/Belgium) "Daytime Prayers" ("Tagesgebete") from Life Without Christmas (1990) - Yeon-Hyung Lim, clarinet; Augie Segger, boy soprano. ALFRED SCHNITTKE (Russia/Germany) Symphony No. 4 (1984) - Patrick Jones, harpsichord; Meng-Sheng Shen, celesta; Naomi Causby, piano; Laura LeVoir, soprano; Hannah McDermott, alto; William Goforth, tenor; Joseph Eletto, bass. * World Premiere. FREE tickets available 1/10

Tot Shabbat - Bay Ridge Jewish Center
January 24, 2014 - Bay Ridge

BRJC welcomes in Shabbat with our children, ages 4 and younger, using songs, stories, musical instruments, and dancing.

Local Author Book Signing & Fundraiser - Book Revue
January 24, 2014 - Huntington

Huntington resident James A. Perez will be signing his debut middle grade fantasy adventure novel, Maia and Icarus, with all author proceeds to benefit global literacy charity, Room to Read. Maia and Icarus tells the story of a Long Island middle school student who reluctantly answers a call to adventure... Maia Peterson was expecting the summer after seventh grade to be rather ordinary. But when a fire damages her home, a secret is revealed that lands Maia halfway across the world in Greece. Before long, another secret is exposed – there is a hidden world in which the gods of Olympus continue to reign – and Maia finds herself in the middle of an age-old conflict between feuding gods. In order to survive, will Maia defy fate and dare to fly? Room to Read is a global organization seeking to transform the lives of millions of children in Asia and Africa by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. To learn more about this extraordinary organization, visit: www.roomtoread.org

Family Veggie and Yoga Night - Charlotte's Place
January 24, 2014 - New York

Trinity Wall Street introduces an ongoing series of family veggie and yoga nights at Charlotte’s Place, a free space operated by Trinity, and teaches the whole family yoga poses while maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Cirque Fridays - Highline Ballroom
January 24, 2014 - New York

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

Screening of 'Broken Record' followed by Concert on the Iraqi Maqam - Alwan for the Arts
January 24, 2014 - New York

Broken Record is a poetic journey through Iraq in search of an Iraqi/Turkman song, which Parine Jaddo’s mother recorded with her brothers in 1960. Though the filmmaker knows the melody, she no longer remembers the lyrics and her curiosity takes her on a quest to Iraq, which unfolds with a rare insight to Iraq’s rich musical culture and heritage, much of which has been burnt or lost altogether.

Catholic/Christian Social - Rubin Museum of Art
January 24, 2014 - New York

Come out to the Rubin Museum of Art on Friday January 24th starting at 6pm. The museum is located at 150 West 17th Street between the Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue) and Seventh Avenue in Manhattan. Every Friday night the Café at the Museum becomes the K2 Lounge, offering a special Pan Asian Tapas menu to accompany the evening's DJ and unique thematic gallery tours and programs. Admission to the galleries is free from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. Drink special (2 for 1 special) are available from 6pm-7pm (bar in K2 Lounge closes at 10pm). The Catholic Fellowship will have a separate area reserved for us in the lounge. Meet some new people, make some new friends and experience the unique collection, display, and preservation of the art of the Himalayas and surrounding regions, especially that of Tibet. For more info on the museum, go to www.rmanyc.org How to find us: at the K2 Lounge. Ask for Joe or Toan. Our group will have name tags, and we will have tables reserved for The Catholic Fellowship. To learn about The Catholic Fellowship, go to www.cfnetwork.org. Public Transportation Subway - A, C, E to 14th Street (8th Avenue) - 1 to 18th Street (7th Avenue) - 2, 3 to 14th Street (7th Avenue) - F, L, M to 14th Street (6th Avenue) - N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6 to 14th Street-Union Square. Bus - M6, M7, M20 to the corner of 7th Avenue and 18th Street - M5, M6, M7 to the corner of 6th Avenue and 18th Street. Commuter Rail - PATH trains to 14th Street or 23rd Street. Parking - There is a 24-hour parking lot on the corner of 17th Street and 6th Avenue. There are also a number of parking garages and lots on 17th Street between Union Square and 7th Avenue.

Join Author Carole Amber and apple seeds for a book reading party to kick off LadyBug Celebration Week with “The Gift of the LadyBug” - apple seeds (Upper West Side)
January 24, 2014 - New York

Book Reading Party with Author Carole Amber and "The Gift of the Ladybug" • A FUN Story Telling Experience for kids and families with Author Carole Amber. • Complimentary Healthy Drinks & Snacks. • Attendees to receive a FREE Copy of Highlights Magazine. • ALL-around Family Fun! • Learn more at http://giftoftheladybug.org/. apple seeds is a “shoe off, sock on” facility so all guests must bring socks! COST: This event is FREE to attend. Event Link: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/book-reading-party-with-author-carole-amber-and-the-gift-of-the-ladybug-tickets-10019668097. Families must RSVP to Rebecca@whitegatepr.com by January 22nd with the following information: • Names of Adults Attending • Address • Phone Number • Email • Child Names and Ages About Author Carole M. Amber - Author Carole M. Amber is most proud of being TJ’s mom. She is also an entrepreneur, speaker, and columnist. The Gift of the Ladybug was ranked #1 Mover & Shaker and bestseller on Amazon.com. Carole has been featured on radio shows including LA Talk Radio, Dresser After Dark, and Colorado’s Morning News, and speaks to elementary schools, hospitals, and fundraisers across the country. Carole and her husband also have a food blog, ChopSizzlePop, and live in New York City. Learn more at: http://giftoftheladybug.org/. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/giftoftheladybug. Twitter: https://twitter.com/GiftofLadybug. About “The Gift of the Ladybug” - “The Gift of the Ladybug” is much more than a book to us. It is a way of being, an example of how to live, and a testament to the wisdom of our beloved son TJ. Inspired by TJ’s remarkable way of living, Polkadot loves himself for exactly who he is. He also shows us how to play wholeheartedly, find joy in the little things, live in peace, and love unconditionally. This book will inspire you to love yourself exactly as you are. Learn more at: http://giftoftheladybug.org/. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/giftoftheladybug. Twitter: https://twitter.com/GiftofLadybug. About apple seeds - apple seeds is an all-in-one play space for families with children from newborn to five years. Located in the Chelsea/Flatiron and Upper West Side neighborhoods of NYC, each renowned facility features a state-of-the- art indoor playground, 100 different children’s classes per week, unique birthday parties and an award-winning summer camp. apple seeds is a clean, safe and fun space where parents and caregivers can bring their little ones to play, learn and just hang out! Learn more at: http://www.appleseedsplay.com/. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/appleseedsplay. Twitter: https://twitter.com/appleseedsnyc.

Teen Night - Westport Weston Family Y
January 24, 2014 - Westport

Youth Fun Nights at the Westport Weston Family Y give local 6th-8th graders for Friday evening full of swimming, basketball and fun activities like karaoke, bingo and table games. Held monthly during the school year and open to Y members and non-members alike, Youth Fun Nights are when the Family Y turns into a rockin' clubhouse for kids only on some nights, for 100 or more youngsters. Registration and Code of Conduct forms are available at westporty.org. If your tween has special needs, the Y will try to provide a buddy for your child. Contact Meg George, 203-226-8981, ext.179, or mgeorge@westporty.org, a week before the event to make arrangements.

Masters of Ceremony - Radio City Music Hall
January 24, 2014 - New York

With DMX, EPMD, Rakim, Naughty By Nature, Big Daddy Kane, Brand Nubian, Slick Rick, Biz Markie and Black Sheep.

Himatsuri - Japan Society
January 24, 2014 - New York

This rarely screened controversial fourth feature from Mitsuo Yanagimachi is an enormously lush and mysterious film set in Kumano where the mountains meet the sea and the forces of nature lure a lumberjack to an inexplicable conclusion.

Andre Henry - Olamide Faison - Union Hall
January 24, 2014 - Brooklyn

Olamide Faison is a singer/songwriter from New York City who brings passion to the stage, soul to his music, and love to the audience. Andre Henry is an award-winning singer/songwriter and producer who often draws comparisons to John Legend, Brian McKnight, and Bob Marley. The night will begin with a set from soulful singer P. Murray. See these dynamic performers live at Brooklyn’s Union Hall on Saturday, January 24th for a $10 show. Doors at 8:30p, show at 9p. Tickets: unionhallny.com/event/466227. Olamide Faison live: youtu.be/GjwtZDnlQXQ olamidefaison.com. Andre Henry live: youtu.be/OGsCkfAcSTk. andrehenrymusic.com

Madama Butterfly - Metropolitan Opera
January 24, 2014 - New York

Anthony Minghella's breathtakingly beautiful and powerfully dramatic production returns, with Amanda Echalaz making her Met debut as Cio-Cio-San. Rising tenor Bryan Hymel sings Pinkerton. Philippe Auguin, Marco Armiliato, and Fabio Luisi share conducting duties.

LIBATION w/Ian Friday (1st Party of 2014) - Drom
January 24, 2014 - New York

FRIDAY ON FRIDAY!!! NYC's long running Thursday event moves to Friday night, when LIBATION returns to East Village hotspot DROM for its first party of 2014! It's gonna be a scorcher! On FRIDAY, JANUARY 24th, expect a musical beat down when Libation's resident DJ, IAN FRIDAY (Global Soul Music), unleashes his own masterful fusion of House, Brazilian, African, Latin and Caribbean rhythms to keep you dancing all night long! Rockin' alongside Ian will be some the Gotham's finest musicians playing live and adding to the already high energy of this festive fête. Also, nightlife impresario MANCHILDBLACK (Hy

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