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THIS WEEKEND'S KIDS & FAMILY ACTIVITIES IN FAIRFIELD

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by Directories Editor - Weekly 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 [email protected]

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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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 [email protected], 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 (Hype Life Music) and the members of dance collective AFRO MOSAIC SOUL will be on hand to host the sexy soiree. Friday nights in NYC will never be the same again, when Libation brings the Global Soul Experience on Friday, January 24th!

Levin Dozier - 54 Below
Through January 24, 2014 - New York

Fresh off of its smash-hit European tour, Siddhartha, The Musical makes its American premiere with three special concert performances at 54 Below. Inspired by Herman Hesse's timeless novel, the musical tells the story of Prince Siddhartha's spiritual quest for enlightenment with a sizzling, Italian and South Asian-influenced pop-rock score that features raw, sexy performances. This adaptation of one of the world's most iconic emotional journeys will delight fans of the novel, and audiences who appreciate the unique transformative power of musical theatre. Written and directed by Isabeau with music by Isabella Biffi and Fabio Codega, the show was originally developed in the Italian prison system. The special concert performances of Siddhartha, The Musical will be narrated in English and performed in Italian and is presented by Gloria Grace Alanis, Fabrizio Carbon and Broadway International Entertainment.

Join the Huddle Tour - Journal Square Station
January 24, 2014 - Jersey City

Come check out the Huddle Tour at Journal Square Station!

Luke Bryan - Madison Square Garden
January 25, 2014 - New York

Luke Bryan is a superstar in the making and the career growth from his first to his second to his third studio album, tailgates & tanlines, is the proof. The Georgian who burst on the scene in 2007 with his unique blend of down-home accessibility, movie star good looks and relatable lyrics, is set to explode in a major way.

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.

Neutral Milk Hotel - Brooklyn Academy of Music
Through January 25, 2014 - Fort Greene

Beloved 90s indie-rock band Neutral Milk Hotel reunites for the first time in over a decade. Comprising members Jeff Mangum, Scott Spillane, Julian Koster, and Jeremy Barnes, the band performs songs from In the Aeroplane Over the Sea, On Avery Island, and more.

Andrey Boreyko Conducts Stravinsky, Zemlinsky's The Mermaid, and Mozart's Bassoon Concerto - New York Philharmonic
Through January 25, 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.

Family Day - Museum of Arts & Design
January 25, 2014 - New York

Taking place only once a year, Family Day is MAD's biggest kid-friendly event and offers children (and their adult companions!) countless opportunities to create and explore. This year's Family Day is inspired by groundbreaking digital technologies showcased throughout the Museum's current exhibition Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital.

Vijay Iyer Trio - Jazz at Lincoln Center
Through January 25, 2014 - New York

A front-runner in numerous critics' polls (2012 DownBeat International Critics Poll, including Jazz Artist of the Year, Jazz Album of the Year, Jazz Group of the Year (for the Vijay Iyer Trio), Pianist of the Year and Rising Star Composer), Vijay Iyer undertakes his Jazz at Lincoln Center debut with his working trio of bassist Stephan Crump and drummer Marcus Gilmore.

Bobby McFerrin: spirityouall - Jazz at Lincoln Center
Through January 25, 2014 - New York

Bobby McFerrin returns to Jazz at Lincoln Center for a second consecutive season to re-imagine an American tradition with a performance that springboards off his new recording spirityouall. Featuring iconic songs like "He's Got the Whole World In His Hands" and "Every Time I Feel The Spirit," along with original tunes, McFerrin explores his everyday search for grace, wisdom, and freedom. On this project, McFerrin uncovers his roots in rock, folk, funk, and bluegrass, never abandoning his fearless improvisational approach or his ceaseless exploration of the human voice.

The Skivvies - 54 Below
January 25, 2014 - New York

This "musically thrilling" undie-rock, comedy-pop duo don't just strip down their musical arrangements, they literally strip down to their underwear to perform their distinctive mashups and eccentric originals for cello and ukulele, with touches of glockenspiel, melodica, and a surprising array of under-used instruments. Award-winning singer-actors Lauren Molina (Marry Me a Little, Sweeney Todd, Rock of Ages) and Nick Cearley (All Shook Up) became YouTube sensations as The Skivvies, with living room videos that displayed their powerful harmonies as well as their powerful abs. Those clips led to live shows that The Wall Street Journal called "smart, sophisticated...ingenious," and Out Magazine, "The Skivvies have managed to carve out a niche that we never knew needed to exist: part Weird Al- parody and part sexy burlesque...and unusual explosion of satire and sultry." They also have a single and music video directed by Augusten Burroughs, bestselling author of Running With Scissors. They will be joined by special guest stars who will strip down and rock out. Expect a hilarious evening of genre-hopping pop perfection.

Scandinavian Sing-Along - Scandinavia House
January 25, 2014 - Murray Hill

Scandinavia holds a treasure-trove of children?s songs and games. Danish musician Vibe Normann will introduce children to English versions of these songs, play musical games, and perform a selection of songs in modern, jazzy arrangements. Be prepared to move, dance, imagine, and sing your heart out! Vibe Normann is a Danish musician living in New York with a background in classical and Danish folk music. She has a special love for the Danish children?s songs that she grew up with, and has performed all over the eastern United States. Series continues spring 2014.

Winter Wildlife Festival - This event has been cancelled - Westmoreland Sanctuary
January 25, 2014 - Mount Kisco

This event has been cancelled. Discover the wonders of winter and what the animals are doing during the chilly months. Make pine cone bird feeders to attract wintering birds to your yard, a great craft for all ages. To spice up the winter festival, take part in the chili cook off by sampling or entering your chili!

ANNIE, JR. - Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts
January 25, 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' Dancing Nudes Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
January 25, 2014 - New

Join Watson Adventures on a murder mystery scavenger hunt for adults at the Met Museum! An eminent cryptographer has been found shot dead in her office, alongside the body of an unidentified foreigner. The scholar?s husband was also critically wounded. The police have charged him with murder, but he swears that he's innocent, and that the foreigner was threatening his wife. How? By sending her two messages that contained only a strange image of "dancing nudes," which left her terrified. But she refused to say anything about them. Is the husband lying? Who is the foreigner? What is the secret of the dancing nudes? The police need your help to solve the mystery that centers on works of art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. See if your team of sleuths can figure out whodunnit in this mystery based on a Sherlock Holmes story. Price includes museum admission. Advance purchase is required. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT.

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 [email protected] 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.

All Balanchine - New York City Ballet
January 25, 2014 -

This all-Balanchine program opens with two neoclassical ballets to contrasting scores then turns to Gershwin for an upbeat finish. One of Balanchine's greatest masterpieces, Concerto Barocco is the sublime embodiment of Bach's double violin concerto, making his music visible through movement. Set to music by the same composer as Balanchine's seminal The Four Temperaments, Kammermusik No. 2 echoes its modernist Hindemith score. With jagged lines and stylized gestures, it requires great speed and precision of its two principal couples and an uncommonly seen all-male corps de ballet. Who Cares? brings the curtain down, using some of Gershwin's most wellknown melodies as the basis for syncopated group dances and balmy, romantic duets.

Watson Adventures' Murder at the Museum of Natural History Scavenger Hunt - Museum of Natural History
January 25, 2014 - New York

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

Crafts For Kids- Lakeshore - Lakeshore Learning Store
January 25, 2014 - New Hyde Park

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

PAWS for Reading - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public LIbrary
January 25, 2014 - Garnerville

Children are invited to read a favorite story to a very attentive therapy dog. Pre-registration required for a 15-minute session.

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.

Shrek The Musical - The Play Group Theatre
January 25, 2014 - White Plains

Based on the hilarious Academy Award-winning film, "Shrek, The Musical" recounts the story of a swamp-dwelling ogre who goes on a life-changing adventure to reclaim his once-secluded home. Accompanied by a wise-cracking donkey, this unlikely hero fights a fearsome dragon and rescues the cursed Princess Fiona. On this not-so-traditional fairytale journey, Shrek discovers the value of friendship and realizes that true love is more than skin deep. More fun than a barrel of little piggies, Shrek will have the entire family laughing and raising their freak flags high! Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire. Music by Jeanine Tesori. Based on the Dreamworks motion picture. Director Rachel Berger. Music Director Nicholas Nicassio. Associate Director Ryan McGovern. Choreographer Jacque Carnahan. Scenic Director Grace Laubacher. Costume Designer Molly Seidel. Tickets are available online at playgroup.org.

41st Annual Art Show: Bedford - St. Matthew's Church Fellowship Hall
January 25, 2014 - Bedford

The show will once again feature contemporary art, sculpture, and photography. Art Show co-chairs are Laura Blau and Laurie Sturz. A children's activity, organized by Denise Minnerly, will take place on Saturday afternoon, Jan. 25. St. Matthew's Church is located at 382 Cantitoe Street in Bedford. For more information, call 234-9636 or visit stmatthewsbedford.org.

Future Stars Summer Camps Open House - Purchase College
January 25, 2014 - Purchase

For over 30 years, Future Stars has been providing the finest specialty programs in the New York metropolitan area. Meet some of the directors, see the facilities, and find out more about the popular specialty camps: Tennis, Soccer, Basketball, Baseball, Lacrosse, Multi-Sports, Field Hockey, Football, Volleyball, Softball, Diving, Magic, Cheerleading, Academic, Rising Stars, and Circus Arts. Weekly Sessions will be offered from June 23-Aug. 22, 2014 for children ages 5-16. Transportation options available.

A Year with Frog and Toad - Fairfield Theatre Company
January 25, 2014 - Fairfield

Arnold Lobel's well-loved characters hop from the page to the stage in Robert and Willie Reale's Tony-nominated musical. This whimsical show follows two amphibious friends – the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad – and their unlikely friendship through four different seasons in the woodlands. Directed by Morgan Weitz.

Adventures of Tom Sawyer, a ballet for the family - Ridgefield Playhouse
January 25, 2014 - Ridgefield

The adventures of Tom, Huck, Becky and Injun Joe from Mark Twain's famous story written in Connecticut will be danced by the state's professional ballet company, Connecticut Ballet. A perfect intro to story ballet for ages 4-14, this is a tale of a mischievous boy and his friend Huckleberry Finn and their adventures in 1840s Mississippi.

The National Players “Odyssey” (Homer’s epic drama) - Westchester Community College - Academic Arts Theatre
January 25, 2014 - Valhalla

In this classic brought to the stage, Odysseus heads home, embarking on a ten-year voyage that tests his wits and perseverance. He learns that home is far different from what he expected, and his greatest battle has yet to be fought. Reconnect to, or first become acquainted with, Homer's beloved hero, and witness his remarkable homecoming.

It's a Hoot! - Teatown Lake Reservation
January 25, 2014 - Ossining

What comes out of an owl can be a revelatory experience! Meet one of Teatown's owls and dissect an owl pellet to find what is hidden inside. Great for families with children over age 6. Pre-registration required; call 914-762-2912 x110.

Dar Williams in Concert - Landmark on Main Street
January 25, 2014 - Port Washington

Dar Williams is a Landmark Fabulous Folk favorite. With her sweet voice, prolific lyrics and witty banter, Dar connects with her audiences for an evening of thoughtful music and lots of laughter.

FAMILY JAM featuring Music for Aardvarks - Groove Performing Arts
January 25, 2014 - Larchmont

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

Sensory Storytime - Scarsdale Public Library
January 25, 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 25, 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 25, 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 25, 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 25, 2014 - Upper Nyack

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

Winter Information Session and Campus Tour - Blue Rock School
January 25, 2014 - West Nyack

Blue Rock School invites parents interested in kindergarten through eighth grade to this campus tour and open house. Parents can meet the school's faculty and hear how the learning environment nurtures children?s natural curiosity and fosters a love of learning. Space is limited; registration is required.

Winter Birds at your Feeder - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center
January 25, 2014 - Cornwall

Learn to identify the backyard birds in our region. For adults and children ages 5 and up.

Saturday Crafts @ The Field - The Field Library
January 25, 2014 - Peekskill

Crafty kids can drop in for simple crafts with a helping adult. No sign-up required.

Princess Particular - The Little Secret Theatre
January 25, 2014 - Long Island City

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

Blue Suede Birthday - The Elvis Bash - Queensborough Community College
January 25, 2014 - Bayside

Master performers Scot Bruce & Mike Albert deliver an Elvis experience with superb reverence and a purity that will give you chills. Scot opens the show performing his renditions of the early hits. It is sixty minutes of charismatic shake, rattle & roll taking you through Elvis' career through the Hollywood years. When Mike Albert takes over the look is reminiscent of the later years: with "dazzling" jump suits made just for "the King". Mike is truly untouchable as the older Elvis. Not only is he vocally stunning, but the reverent passion that he infuses into the songs, has reduced many a hard core Elvis fan to tears as seen on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Together, they recreate the electrifying musical excitement of the King.

Family Art Project: Hibernators' Den - Wave Hill
January 25, 2014 - Bronx

Get to know the local hibernators through sleepy tales of the season. Then make a furry bear, bat, toad, or hedgehog mask, or fashion a dreamy, woodsy home. This is a free Hibernators' Pajama Pop-in Weekend event, and admission to the grounds is free all weekend, thanks to the generous support of Target.

Interactive Performance: Tales of the Hibernators - Wave Hill
January 25, 2014 - Bronx

Actress, singer, storyteller, and songwriter Flor Bromley entertains with the story of "Bear Wants More" by Karma Wilson, and other fun tales of hibernation in her musical, interactive performance featuring original songs and friendly puppets. This is a free Hibernators' Pajama Pop-in Weekend event, and admission to the grounds is free all weekend, thanks to the generous support of Target.

Nature Walk: Winter Wake-up - Wave Hill
January 25, 2014 - Bronx

Not everyone's napping! Take a break from the indoor Hibernator festivities and join naturalists Gabriel Willow or Paul Keim on a quest to find active birds, scurrying squirrels, and even winter-blooming plants on the grounds. Ages 5 and older welcome with an adult. Dress warmly. This is a free Hibernators' Pajama Pop-in Weekend event, and admission to the grounds is free all weekend, thanks to the generous support of Target.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - Stamford JCC
January 25, 2014 - Stamford

The women of the Stamford JCC community bring the Biblical story of Joseph to the stage in Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's toe-tapping, finger-snapping musical. Contact Nancy Schiffman at 203.487.0941 or [email protected]

Midnight Run - Stamford JCC
January 25, 2014 - Stamford

Students in grades 9-12 collect and organize food, toiletries, and clothing, and distribute them to people in need. They will then take a van and hand out these necessary items to homeless people in New York City. Contact Virginia Clark at 203.487.0973 or [email protected]

b-Cause Block Party - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
January 25, 2014 - Stamford

An interactive and participatory family LEGO® brick experience featuring group builds, free builds, games, arts and crafts, and a LEGO® Store. This multi-generational event has something for anhone who loves building with LEGO® and DUPLO® bricks. The b-Cause Foundation enables children to create opportunities to impact our community in meaningful ways. Proceeds from this event will support b-Cause and the Stamford Museum & Nature Center. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required for workshops. Space is limited. Call 203-977-6521 to register for a timed entry for play period.

Messy Afternoons - Long Island Children's Museum
January 25, 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.

Brooklyn Families Celebrate Lunar New Year - Brooklyn Children's Museum
January 25, 2014 - Crown Heights

It's the Year of the Horse. Listen to a Chinese folktale and explore horses in art from around the world.

3, 2, 1…Happy Chinese New Year! - Brooklyn Children's Museum
January 25, 2014 - Crown Heights

Celebrate Chinese New Year and the year of the Horse with the Brooklyn Children's Museum. Learn about this cultural celebration and create a New Year's party hat to take home.

Cultural Connections: Celebrate Chinese New Year with Puppetry and Practice - Brooklyn Children's Museum
January 25, 2014 - Crown Heights

Puppetry In Practice celebrates the Chinese Lunar New Year with an exciting festival, that includes a presentation of The Empty Pot, a traditional Chinese folktale, and a Dragon Walk workshop in which our large Chinese dragon puppet travels through the entire Museum.

The Littlest Mermaid - Downtown Cabaret Theatre
January 25, 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?

Natural Facials - Alley Pond Environmental Center
January 25, 2014 - Douglaston

Come and enjoy the skin rejuvenating benefits of nature! With soothing music and sweet scented candles creating a relaxing atmosphere. Children ages 7-8 will combine natural products such as cucumbers, honey, mint, crushed almonds & egg whites to cleanse and soften their skin. Remember to wear comfortable clothes. A healthy snack and all materials included. Space is limited. Pre-registration required.

Minecraft Club - Wilton Library
January 25, 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.

Guitar for Kids - Wilton Library
January 25, 2014 - Wilton

Guitarists Nick Cutroneo and Daniel Hartington, both performers nationally and internationally, will present a concert and demonstration of classical guitar music. Through music from varying genres and time periods, Cutroneo and Hartington will show the impressive scope of the guitar's range and capabilities. The concert will feature works for solo guitar and guitar duo. In addition to the performance, there will be a brief demonstration of the basic techniques of the instrument with the opportunity for interested children to try playing the guitar. Registration recommended.

Tales to Tails - Wilton Library
January 25, 2014 - Wilton

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

Winterfest at Earthplace - Earthplace
January 25, 2014 - Westport

Celebrate winter at Earthplace. Enjoy a horse-drawn sleigh ride around our property, make an ice sculpture, take a winter walk in the woods and more during this family-friendly day at Earthplace. Winterfest activities include animal encounters, winter-themed crafts, guided trail walks, a campfire with s'mores and hot chocolate, horse-drawn sleigh rides from Foxglove Farm and food from the Firehouse Hot Dog Cart. There is a small fee for sleigh rides and Firehouse food.

PUBLIQuartet - The Church in the Gardens
January 25, 2014 - Forest Hlls

Formed in 2010, PUBLIQuartet (PQ) injects fresh perspective into the world of Classical music. Graduates of Eastman School of Music and the Mannes College of Music, each member contributes to a collective background in classical, jazz, world and electro acoustic performance. They aim to present music from the classical cannon, contemporary compositions, and open-form improvisations which extend the stylistic norms of the traditional string quartet. PUBLIQuartet has been presented by The American Composers Orchestra, Queens College, Music of Now Marathon, Turtle Bay Music School, the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra, Cirlcles and Lines and the Ridotto Concert Series, and were the featured artists for the Socrates Sculpture Park's annual Gala, supporting their endeavor to encourage "strong interaction between artists, artworks and the public." They have performed at such venues as Lincoln Center, Symphony Space, the WMP Concert Hall, University Settlement, LeFrak Auditorium, Cornelia Street Cafe, Norwalk Symphony Hali, and numerous historical community spaces in NYC. They have worked with members of the Muir, Juilliard, Orion, Brentano, Mendelssohn, Tokyo and American String Quartets, as well as acclaimed composers Joan Tower and Don Byron. PQ supports their artistic community by presenting New York City's emerging and established composers, as well as providing educational workshops to teach string improvisation. Their new concert series, MIND|THE|GAP, explores ways to connect old and new music by bridging musical content through improvisation. Current and upcoming projects include the continuation of their MIND|THE|GAP concert series and the inaugural emerging composers competition, PUBLIQ Access.

Are You My Mother - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
January 25, 2014 - Prospect Heights

P.D. Eastman's lovable, classic children's book gets reinterpreted as a theatrical, musical adventure.

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.

Adriance Farmhouse Tours - Queens County Farm Museum
January 25, 2014 - Floral Park

The Museum's history dates back to 1697; it occupies New York City's largest remaining tract of undisturbed farmland. The farm encompasses a 47-acre parcel that is the longest continuously farmed site in New York State. The site includes historic farm buildings, a greenhouse complex, livestock, farm vehicles and implements, planting fields, an orchard, herb garden and vineyard. Our farm animals and tranquil agrarian environment provide the opportunity to leave the hectic daily pace behind for an enjoyable visit to a farm without leaving the City.

Illuminated - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
January 25, 2014 - Crown Heights

BBG's enchanting winter pop-up returns, with a weekend of family activities, a special day just for tweens, and programs for seniors. Play old-school games in the Lite-Brite Lounge, learn circus skills, listen to storytelling, and more.

Disney on Ice Celebrates 100 Years of Magic - Barclays Center
January 25, 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.

Nintendo Wii Night - The Moxie Spot
January 25, 2014 - Brooklyn Heights

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

The Lego Movie Hands-On Learning - Barnes and Noble-Utopia Center
January 25, 2014 - Fresh Meadows

Count down to the The Lego Movie in this special "learn about it" event. Activities, fun and surprises for all who attend! Poster giveaway, color activity sheets and more!

Seal Walks - Montauk Point State Park
January 25, 2014 - Montauk

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is pleased to announce that Montauk Point State Park will be offering a series of walks on weekends through April to see wintering seals. A State Park naturalist will lead visitors on a 2-3 hour leisurely beach walk to an area where up to four species of seals can be observed. Along the way, there will be opportunities to see many winter birds and to explore marine geology. Dress appropriately and wear comfortable footwear for hiking. Binoculars are recommended. Meet at the Montauk Point Lighthouse Grill and concession stand and arrive 10 Minutes before the start time. The hike is approximately 3 miles round trip. To make reservations, or for more information, call 631- 668-5000.

The Wizard of Oz - CM Performing Arts Center
January 25, 2014 - Oakdale

Based on the classic 1939 MGM movie, this abridged version of The Wizard of Oz will sweep audiences off their feet. Come along for the adventure as Dorothy and her little dog Toto are transported Over the Rainbow into the magical land of Oz. Along the way they encounter the Cowardly Lion, the Tin Man and the Scarecrow on the Yellow Brick Road as they search for the great and powerful Wizard.

Peter Pan and Wendy - BroadHollow's BayWay Arts Centre
January 25, 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 25, 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 25, 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.

'13' the Musical - Take One Performing Arts
January 25, 2014 - Ronkonkoma

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

Ivy League Day Camp Open House - Ivy League Day Camp
January 25, 2014 - Smithtown

There will be a DJ, face painting, games, crafts, and camp tours.

The Bridges Academy Open House - The Bridges Adademy
January 25, 2014 - West Islip

Tour The Bridges Academy and learn about their toddler through eighth Grade academic programs. Also learn about Bridges Summer Enrichment Camp.

Choreographing What You Care About - Guild Hall
January 25, 2014 - East Hampton

Participants begin with journaling, leading into improvisational movement exercises and games. Out of this process, personalized dance theater pieces are created, designed and directed by each participant, concluding with a short presentation to invited audience (parents, friends, etc.). This process is deeply personal yet private and safe for exploration within a group. Individuals share to whatever extent they desire while telling their stories through dance, gesture, movement and text put to music. Each participant directs others for their piece. For more information and to register, please contact Jennifer at ext.25 or [email protected] Presented by The Neo-Political Cowgirls and Guild Hall.

Kids After School Snack Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Crown Heights branch
January 25, 2014 - Crown Heights

Kids can relax in the library, enjoy a snack (not provided), and socialize before starting homework.

CINDERELLA - Theatre Three
January 25, 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.

NYC Pop singer Hillary Capps' The Wishing Forest CD Release Show LIVE - Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2
January 25, 2014 - New York

Hillary Capps, a native Vermont singer and songwriter now based in New York City, is set to release her first full-length album, The Wishing Forest on January 21, 2014. Early this year, Capps released a single off the new album “New Melody”. With strong female influences such as Sara Bareilles and Adele, Capps' pop-oriented music encompasses subtle jazz phrasings and catchy melodies that display a mature songwriting and tight musicianship in this promising young artist. Capps' upcoming album was mixed by the accomplished Michael Brauer whose credits include the likes of The Rolling Stones and Coldplay.

2014 NYC Mayor's Cup Wrestling Championships - Columbia University: Levien Gym
January 25, 2014 - Morningside Heights

New York City's best high school wrestlers from the Public Schools Athletic League, Catholic High School Athletic Association, and independent schools will compete in the 2014 NYC Mayor's Cup Wrestling Championships for a chance to be crowned the “Best in the City.” Visit the NYC Mayor’s Cup Facebook page for the most up-to-date event information including the tournament schedule, a list of participating athletes, results, photos and videos.

Ratboy Jr. - Symphony Space
January 25, 2014 - Upper West Side

The hard-working Hudson River Valley kindie band consists of guitarist Timmy, and multi-tasker extraordinaire Matty?who manages to play drums and keyboards at the same time.Together the duo puts on an high energy show full of catchy tunes evoking the spirit of ?90s alternative rock, with hooks and stories that will get stuck in your head. Kids will love the silly songs about rocks that slide up hills, guitar playing chickens, and instructions on eating clouds. This show is certain every bit as quirky, offbeat and fun as the band?s name suggests. The concert celebrates the release of Champions of the Universe.

Chalk, Ink, and Silver: Draw Like Leonardo - The Morgan Library & Museum
January 25, 2014 - Murray Hill

Leonardo da Vinci was a master with red chalk, ink, and silver point. In this workshop, families will first find inspiration in the exceptional drawings on view in Leonardo da Vinci: Treasures from the Biblioteca Reale, Turin. Next, they will explore Leonardo’s drawing tools and materials before using them to create their own masterpiece.

'Life Is Strange' - Quad Cinema
January 25, 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.

FamilyDay@theCenter: Building Bridges - Center for Architecture
January 25, 2014 - Greenwich Village

Back by popular demand! Families will learn about the various types of bridges and how they work, then design and construct their own model bridge to take home. Family Day Programs are designed for children ages 5 and up, accompanied by an adult. Admission is $20 for a family of four, and $5 for any additional guests accompanying a family. Registration is required at https://co.clickandpledge.com/advanced/default.aspx?wid=73746.

Hansel and Gretel - Galli Theater
January 25, 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 25, 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.

Tours for Fours: My Kind of Place - The Museum of Modern Art
January 25, 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 [email protected] 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 25, 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 [email protected] FM assistive listening devices (headsets and neck loops) are available for all programs.

Open House - North Shore Montessori School
January 25, 2014 - Stony Brook

North Shore Montessori School (NSMS) is hosting an Open House where members of the community can visit the school and meet the Head of School, Meg Sheehan; talk to teachers; plus tour the classrooms and see the facilities. The North Shore Montessori School utilizes the time-proven approach of Maria Montessori to bring out the best in every child. NSMS offers educational programs from age 15 months through Kindergarten, utilizing a sequence approach to ensure stronger academic foundations. Programs include: Mommy & Me, Stepping Stones, Children’s House, Kindergarten, as well as Specialized Programs before and after school with additional instruction and activities, such as yoga, baking, karate, science, theater, Spanish, gardening, and dance. For more information and to register, please call 631-689-8273 or visit northshoremontessori.com.

Come Play with Us Open House - Blue Rock School
January 25, 2014 - West Nyack

Parents and their children, ages 3 ½ to 12, are invited to visit the school's campus, including the new Arts & Nature Studies Annex, meet the school's Summer Play Director, and learn about Blue Rock's unique and adventure-filled summer program.

Open House - Five Mile River Nursery School
January 25, 2014 - Rowayton

The Five Mile River Nursery School, located in the Rowayton Methodist Church, will be holding its Annual Open House ]with a special presentation by the Director at 2:30. Registration for the event can be made by visiting our website at fivemilerivernurseryschool.com. Private tours may also be scheduled by emailing [email protected] Additional information sessions planned for December 11th at noon; January 3rd at 9:30 am; and January 10th at 9:30 am.

The Bridges Academy Open House for enrollment - The Bridges Academy Open House for enrollment
January 25, 2014 - West Islip

The Bridges Academy, the new West Islip-based independent coed private school, is hosting an Open House. Bridges is accepting enrollment applications for Early Learning (ages 2-4), Lower School (Kindergarten- grade 4), and Middle School (grades 5-8). Prospective parents can tour the school and meet with the Headmaster, teachers, students and parents. Some classes have reached their max student count of 18 and have been closed out. Please inquire.

Nursery School Information Fair - Locust Valley Library
January 25, 2014 - Locust Valley

Representatives from several local Nursery Schools will be available to answer questions and distribute information. This is a perfect opportunity to learn about the local nursery schools in one afternoon.all welcome to this free event.For more information Please contact Leslie Armstrong @ 516-671-1837.

Lunar New Year Celebration – The Year of the Horse - Bronx Museum of the Arts
January 25, 2014 - Bronx

Celebrate this popular Chinese holiday with costumed folk dances, authentic music, and Lion Dance. For the first time, the New York Chinese Cultural Center brings its signature program to Bronx audiences. Youth will learn traditional techniques of paper cutting and calligraphy with hands-on art activities.

Shabbaba Shabbat - Orangetown Jewish Center
January 25, 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.

The Display: REBIRTH - The White Space
January 25, 2014 - New York

La Mimosa Art is hosting the latest installment of The Display, a collaboration of emerging and established artists in New York City, entitled REBIRTH. This exhibit is celebrating traditions, cultures and spiritual journeys of Yoruba Art.

Day & Night Brunch Club - Highline Ballroom
January 25, 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 25, 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 [email protected] or go to www.ericvirgil.com. Music by: Ross One spinning Top 40, House, Open Format, Hip Hop, etc. After much planning and preparation, it is finally ready! The newly renovated HLB Nightclub (formerly Highline Ballroom) Complete with state of the art sound and lighting systems, giant LED screens and award winning interior designs, the new HLB Nightclub will feature a lineup of world famous weekly DJs, performances, and much, much more! With that in mind, we have the pleasure to invite you to come and experience the transformation for yourself. Check out http://vimeo.com/56452747 Doors open at 11pm. End at 4am Age: 21 and over Dresscode: Dress to impress To rsvp, bottle packages, or birthday packages, text Eric Virgil at 917-664-2686, email [email protected] or go to www.ericvirgil.com Instragram: ericvirgil facebook: facebook.com/ericvirgil

Gypsy Kings 25th Anniversary Tour - City Winery
Through January 25, 2014 - New York

Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Gipsy Kings! Each ticket purchased online receives a digital download of their newest album, Savor Flamenco. You will receive the album download at the email address you provide to us within 4 days of your ticket purchase. It has been twenty-five years since the Gipsy Kings captured the world's imagination with their self-titled debut album—a record that became a genuine phenomenon, certified gold and platinum around the globe, introducing millions of listeners to a unique, irresistible blend of traditional flamenco styles with Western pop and Latin rhythms. Since then, the band has toured virtually non-stop, to the farthest-flung corners of the planet, and sold almost twenty million albums, all the while retaining the same line-up of virtuoso musicians.

Mafia Walking Tour - Meet outside of Cacio e Vino
January 25, 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

Open House and Special Needs Info Session - Body Intelligence Holistic Health Center
January 25, 2014 - Norwalk

Come meet Dr. Stephanie Soalt, naturopathic doctor and art therapist, and learn about alternative approaches to treating autism spectrum disorders, ADHD/ADD, anxiety disorders and behavioral and emotional problems without medication.

Brownstone School's Children's Concert featuring The Suzi Shelton Band - PS 87 Auditorium
January 25, 2014 - Upper West Side

Singer-songwriter and kindie rock sensation Suzi Shelton is taking the stage for Brownstone School's Children Concert with catchy tunes and hip musical style.

Chinese New Year Celebration - Pelham Art Center
January 25, 2014 - Pelham

In collaboration with the Junior League of Pelham, Chinese New Year returns to Pelham Art Center on Saturday, January 25, 2014 with family-friendly activities commemorating the beginning of the Year of the Horse! From 10am to 12pm, paper-craft workshops will be held in which participants can create a Chinese lantern or a traditional banner decorated with calligraphy. At 11:15am, members of Kwan’s Kung Fu, from Peekskill, NY, will perform a traditional Lion Dance, believed in Chinese culture to scare away evil spirits and to bring good luck. As part of our Folk Arts Series, this event is free and open to all ages. Please RSVP at 914 738 2525 x111. The Lion Dance program includes an educational and historical introduction of the dance, an interactive performance, followed by a question and answer period. During the performance the lion makes its way around the room interacting with the crowd. Children can feed red envelopes filled with whatever they like to the lion if they wish to bring good luck in the new year. Children will be encouraged to parade with their newly made lanterns when the lion makes its way outdoors. About Chinese New Year Chinese New Year is a traditional Chinese holiday that starts with the new moon on the first day of the lunar new year and ends on the full moon fifteen days later. Each year is named for one of twelve symbolic animals: rat, ox, tiger, hare, dragon, snake, horse, ram, monkey, rooster, dog, and boar. January 31, 2014, marks the beginning of the Year of the Horse, ending February 18, 2015. The Horse is the seventh sign in the Chinese Zodiac cycle. Those born in the Year of the Horse are said to be energetic, bright, warm-hearted, intelligent and able.

Lynne Koplitz - Gotham Comedy Club
Through January 25, 2014 - New York

She moved to New York with theatre on her mind but turned to stand-up comedy after trying it on a whim. Now, she is one of America's most sought after female comics - regularly headlining at major comedy clubs and colleges nationally. Currently, Lynne can be seen starring in the hit comedy Z Rock, which is about to enter its second season on IFC. Recently, Lynne was also featured on Tru TV's The World's Dumbest Criminals, TBS's Bitcoms, and in a national commercial campaign for Midol. Lynne has had her own Comedy Central Presents… ½ hour special, and co-hosted the syndicated TV talk show Life & Style (w/ Kimora Lee Simmons and Jules Asner). She has also performed at HBO's U.S. Comedy Arts Festival and on The Nasty Show at the Montreal Comedy Festival. Lynne was the host of the popular TV dating show Change of Heart and the cooking show How To Boil Water on The Food Network. Among her other many television appearances are CBS's Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Comedy Central's Premium Blend and Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, and The Greatest Joke Ever Told (with Lewis Black) for The History Channel. She has had development deals for new sitcoms with NBC, 20th Century Fox and Carsey-Werner Productions/Warner Television.

Family Benefit Party - History Surprises! - New-York Historical Society
January 25, 2014 - New York

The DiMenna Children's History Museum at the New-York Historical Society is having its second annual Family Benefit Party - History Surprises! Parents and their children (ages 4-14) will discover the past together, with tailor-made and meaningful hands-on activities, experiences, and food. As part of the fun-packed events, kids will uncover the shock of Cubist art, attend a ground-breaking African Free School, visit a life-altering Civil War recruitment office, and discover the new American game of baseball. Families will also have the opportunity to take over the New-York Historical Society's magnificent galleries and explore special exhibitions on view, including Beauty's Legacy: Gilded Age Portraits in America and The Armory Show at 100: Modern Art and Revolution. The event will help the New-York Historical Society and the DiMenna Children's History Museum to continue to provide one-of-a-kind opportunities for children and families to discover our nation's history. Through interactive museum experiences and unique family programming, as well as school programs serving students in school and in the museum, the New-York Historical Society annually serves more than 40,000 family visitors, 200,000 New York City school students, and thousands of teachers. In addition, the Family Benefit helps the New-York Historical Society care for a priceless collection, made fully accessible to the public. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call (212) 485-9279 or e-mail [email protected]

Chinese New Year Celebration @ Pelham Art Center - Pelham Art Center
January 25, 2014 - Pelham

In collaboration with the Junior League of Pelham, Chinese New Year returns to Pelham Art Center on Saturday, January 25, 2014 with family-friendly activities commemorating the beginning of the Year of the Horse! From 10a-12pm, paper-craft workshops will be held in which participants can create a Chinese lantern or a traditional banner decorated with calligraphy. At 11:15am, members of Kwan's Kung Fu, from Peekskill, NY, will perform a traditional Lion Dance, believed in Chinese culture to scare away evil spirits and to bring good luck. As part of the Folk Arts Series, this event is free and open to all ages. Please RSVP to 914-738-2525 x111. The Lion Dance program includes an educational and historical introduction of the dance, an interactive performance, followed by a question and answer period. During the performance the lion makes its way around the room interacting with the crowd. Children can feed red envelopes filled with whatever they like to the lion if they wish to have good luck in the new year. Children will be encouraged to parade with their newly made lanterns when the lion makes its way outdoors. About Chinese New Year Chinese New Year is a traditional Chinese holiday that starts with the new moon on the first day of the lunar new year and ends on the full moon 15 days later. Each year is named for one of 12 symbolic animals: rat, ox, tiger, hare, dragon, snake, horse, ram, monkey, rooster, dog, and boar. January 31, 2014, marks the beginning of the Year of the Horse, ending February 18, 2015. The Horse is the seventh sign in the Chinese Zodiac cycle. Those born in the Year of the Horse are said to be energetic, bright, warm-hearted, intelligent, and able.

Patti Cake and Her New Doll - The Scholastic Store
January 25, 2014 - New York

Everyone has their favorite doll and we want you to bring them along in celebration of Patricia Reilly Giff's new book, Patti Cake and Her New Doll. You and your doll friend can delight in this adorable story, then make new friends come to life as we create our very own paper dolls. Recommended for ages 3 & up.

World Championship Boxing: Garcia vs. Burgos - Theater at Madison Square Garden
January 25, 2014 -

World Championship Boxing returns to the Theater at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, January 25! In the main event, undefeated rising superstar Mikey Garcia will defend his WBO Super Featherweight Championship against top rated challenger Juan Carlos Burgos. The co-feature is a match-up between undefeated Heavyweights, as Philadelphia's Bryant "By-By" Jennings steps into the ring to take on popular Polish knock-out artist, Artur Szpilka.

Isle of Rhodes Live - Spike Hill
January 25, 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.

Watson Adventures' the Cats vs. Dogs Family Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
January 25, 2014 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a unique scavenger hunt for kids aged 7 and up! Sniff out the winner: cats or dogs? Kids and adults work together to chase down cats and dogs hidden in works of art throughout the Metropolitan Museum of Art. You’ll search for ancient Egyptian felines, howling hair-raising hounds, naughty children teasing a tabby, and a wrapped up Egyptian Rover that just wants to find his mummy. Along the way you’ll be answering humorous questions and at the end of the hunt you’ll have to determine which group came out on top: cats or dogs? This hunt is for ages seven and up. Kids must be accompanied by adults. Price includes museum admission. Advance purchase is required via http://www.watsonadventures.com. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT.

The New School Grand Opening - The New School
January 25, 2014 - New York

The New School will offer free tours and performances by students from Mannes College The New School for Music, The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, and art and design installations by Parsons students to officially open its brand new, state-of-the-art University Center, designed by top architect Roger Duffy of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, located on 5th Avenue between 13th and 14th Streets in Manhattan, at a public open house on Saturday, January 25th from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. As part of the grand opening festivities, New School students will give vocal, instrumental and dance performances all afternoon and lead tours throughout the building. Student-designed and produced lighting and sound installations will be displayed at several locations throughout the building. All activities are free and open to the public. The New School’s University Center, a true campus hub located in the heart of the West Village, is a 16-story building that includes nine floors of full-service dormitory housing, seven academic floors with a two-level library, a multi-purpose auditorium featuring New York City’s first convertible stage that can be used for theater productions, fashion shows and lectures, and has a projected LEED Gold rating. The centerpiece of the 375,000 square foot University Center, prominently visible from the outside, is the grand staircase connecting all floors and forming convenient landing points throughout the building to promote interaction, communication and collaboration. Founded in 1919, The New School was born out of principles of academic freedom, tolerance, and experimentation. Committed to social engagement, The New School today remains in the vanguard of innovation in higher education, with more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students challenging the status quo in design and the social sciences, liberal arts, management, the arts and media. The New School welcomes thousands of adult learners annually for continuing education courses and calendar of lectures, screenings, readings and concerts. Through its online learning portals, research institutes and international partnerships, The New School maintains a global presence. For more information visit www.newschool.edu.

Winterfest at Earthplace - Earthplace, The Nature Discovery Center
January 25, 2014 - Westport

Come celebrate the wonders of winter at Earthplace! Enjoy a horse-drawn sleigh ride around the property, make an ice sculpture, take a winter walk in the woods and more during this fun, free, family-friendly day at Earthplace. All-day long enjoy animal encounters, winter-themed crafts, guided trail walks, a campfire with s'mores and hot chocolate, horse-drawn sleigh rides from Foxglove Farm and food from the Firehouse Hot Dog Cart. There is a small fee for sleigh rides and Firehouse food.

Winterfest at Earthplace - Earthplace, The Nature Discovery Center
January 25, 2014 - Westport

Come celebrate the wonders of winter at Earthplace! Enjoy a horse-drawn sleigh ride around the property, make an ice sculpture, take a winter walk in the woods and more during this fun, free, family-friendly day at Earthplace. All-day long enjoy animal encounters, winter-themed crafts, guided trail walks, a campfire with s'mores and hot chocolate, horse-drawn sleigh rides from Foxglove Farm and food from the Firehouse Hot Dog Cart. There is a small fee for sleigh rides and Firehouse food.

Tours for Tweens: Form and Function: Modern Design - The Museum of Modern Art
January 25, 2014 - Midtown

Kids and adults share ideas, exchange opinions, and consider different perspectives about works of art as they explore MoMA’s collection and special exhibitions. Registration takes place online Jan. 15, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Sign language interpretation can be scheduled for any Tours for Tweens program with at least two weeks’ advance notice by calling 212-408-6347, 212-247-1230 (TTY), or by e-mailing [email protected] FM assistive listening devices (headsets and neck loops) are available for all programs.

The Paper Bag Players Hiccup Help! - The Kaye Playhouse
January 25, 2014 - Upper East Side

To celebrate their 55th year of performing, The Paper Bag Players have dug deep into their Bag of fan favorites for "Lost In the Mall," "That’s Good," and "A Perfect Picture." These classic numbers combine with a heaping helping of brand new material in “The Paper Bag Players' Hiccup Help!” A funny, fast-paced, and thrilling show for children ages 3-8. Featuring an hour of funny stories, the show focuses on a child’s relationship with parents, grandparents, teachers, siblings and friends, and explores the joy, conflicts, adventures, and mis-adventures of these very special relationships. With zany characters, lively music, and eye-popping sets and props made out of paper bags and boxes, there will be lots of opportunities for the audience to be a part of the fun!

Join Author Carole Amber & Hiho Batik for LadyBug Celebration Week in Brooklyn with “The Gift of the LadyBug” Inspired Fashion and Reading Activities - Hiho Batik
January 25, 2014 - Brooklyn

Book Reading Party with Author Carole Amber: A FUN Story Telling Experience for kids and families; Complimentary Healthy Drinks & Snacks; Create a “Hiho Batik Ladybug” Personalized T-shirt (Hiho Batik prices apply); Attendees to receive a FREE Copy of Highlights Magazine; ALL-around Family Fun! Learn more at http://giftoftheladybug.org/. When: Saturday, January 25th, 2014 – 1:00pm – 2:30pm Where: Hiho Batik, 184 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217 COST: This event is FREE to attend. http://ladybugbrooklynhihobatik.eventbrite.com Families must RSVP to [email protected] by January 23rd 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 Hiho Batik: Hiho Batik is an experiential retail store and art space, offering people of all ages one-of-a-kind products, in a mass-produced world. Hiho's wide variety of garments, accessories, and designs are all handmade onsite in our Brooklyn store, using 100% cotton materials. The process leads to the production of soft, durable apparel that is also super fun to wear. In the Hiho Batik art space, our guests create Make-Your-OwnHiho products and participate in DIY classes taught by local artists and craftspeople. If you're in New York City, come visit our new store at 184 5th Avenue in Brooklyn! If not, please enjoy our site: http://www.hihobatik.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hihobatik. Twitter: https://twitter.com/hihobatik.

Inherit the Wind - BayWay Arts Center
January 25, 2014 - East Islip

This powerful production tells the story of a Tennessee educator put on trial for teaching Darwinism in a small town where Christianity and Creationism go hand-in-hand with law. Drawn from the famous Scopes Trial (argued by legal giants Clarence Darrow and William Jennings Bryan in a battle of wills that marked history), this courtroom drama mirrors today's headlines, as it delves into issues that are still hotly debated 80 years later.

Hands-on-Learning LEGO The Movie! - Barnes & Noble
January 25, 2014 - West Nyack

Stop by the store to celebrate the Feb. 7 release of The LEGO Movie. Kids can participate in a hands-on learning event packed with fun.

La Boheme - Metropolitan Opera
January 25, 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.

L'Elisir d'Amore - Metropolitan Opera
January 25, 2014 - New York

Anna Netrebko reprises her adorable Adina in Bartlett Sher's charming production of Donizetti's tender comedy, sharing the role with Andriana Chuchman in her Met debut. Ramon Vargas is the love-struck Nemorino, and Erwin Schrott sings the likeable quack Dulcamara, whose "magic" potion causes as many problems

Children of Uganda Tour of Light Concert - Middlebrook School
January 25, 2014 - Wilton

2014 Tour of Light to Showcase East African Culture while Raising Money for AIDS Orphans, Education. The Children of Uganda (COU) dance troupe has captured hearts across the nation with many successful tours since 1996. As a continuation of this success, the 2014 Tour of Light will make a stop in Wilton to share the rich culture of Uganda through rapid rhythms, quicksilver movements, commanding drums, haunting flutes, funny folktales and sweet songs of joy and hope. COU’s music and dance troupe has performed on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “The Sharon Osbourne Show,” Goolgeplex, at the White House, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts at Millennium Stage and many more.The music and dance troupe, hailed by The New York Times as a “euphoric…a celebration of dignity,” is comprised of 22 children along with their young adult leaders. This troupe will serve as ambassadors for Uganda’s estimated 8 million orphan and vulnerable children, while raising much needed funds to support their fellow brothers and sisters.

KT Sullivan and Mark Nadler - 54 Below
January 25, 2014 - New York

KT Sullivan and Mark Nadler, two of cabaret's most lauded artists, invite one and all to A Swell Party-RSVP Cole Porter,celebrating the timeless words and music of the supreme musical sophisticate of the 20th century whose witty, naughty & romantic songs continue to enthrall audiences today as they did in the Jazz Age. Among the selections are It's De-lovely, I've Got You Under My Skin, Let's Do It, In The Still of the Night, Night and Day & Begin the Beguinatta.

$10 Tango Trial - Pearl Studios
January 25, 2014 - New York

$10 Introductory Tango Lesson. Every Monday at 7pm and every Saturday at 2pm, we offer a taste of tango for totally beginners for just $10. You will get a 45 minute class introducing you to all the basic fundamentals of tango. It is guaranteed you will be dancing at the end of the class. It is a good way to have fun starting out with tango for those that have never danced it before. Meet new people and have fun dancing tango! Register at: http://www.stnyc-registration.com. The system will require you to open an account, and then you will have the chance to book the class on the desired day. You can pay on-line or at the door. About Strictly Tango NYC: Strictly Tango NYC is the premier authentic Argentine Tango school in New York. Conveniently located adjacent to Penn Station(35th St. and 8th Ave), the school is dedicated to authentic Argentine Tango taught by renowned teachers like Sergio Segura; show producer, choreographer, dance researcher and creator of the “Learn Argentine Tango System.” Strictly Tango prides itself on being an open, welcoming community for all skill levels. The school is known for its high level of instruction, close individual attention paid to each student and the fun and excitement of its classes. Social as well as stage tango is taught and the school has a performance company that performs in shows, events and competitions. More information at : www.learnargentinetango.com; [email protected]

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.

Disney on Ice - 100 Years of Magic - Barclays Center
Through January 26, 2014 - Brooklyn

Join the celebration as more than 60 of Disney's unforgettable characters from 18 beloved stories come to life. You'll be captivated by the one and only Mickey Mouse, the irresistible Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Donald Duck, Jiminy Cricket, Pinocchio, and many Disney Princesses.

The Alice in Wonderland Follies - New York Theatre Ballet
Through January 26, 2014 - New York

A ballet for kids and families. Follow Alice's adventures through Wonderland as she meets some of the most beloved characters in children's literature. Presented in a vaudeville setting (NY circa 1915) this eclectic ballet draws on many different dance forms - from Irish step dancing to African Jubba to classical ballet. The ballet features sets by Gillian Bradshaw-Smith and costumes by Sylvia Taalshon Nolan, Resident Costume Designer of the Metropolitan opera.

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.

Create an Ocean of Motion! - The Maritime Explorium
Through January 26, 2014 - Port Jefferson

Set things in motion using chemistry. Using some simple things from around the house, find out how you can make your own lava lamp-like bottle.

The Paper Bag Players Hiccup Help - The Kaye House, Hunter College
Through January 26, 2014 - New York

Center stage stands a birthday cake---20 ' tall, three layers high, beautifully frosted! The Paper Bag Players are planning a Surprise Birthday Party and everyone is invited. As soon as the show begins, the children are on their feet singing and dancing along: "Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday, everybody sing . . ." The perfect start for a show that celebrates The Paper Bag Players 55 years of creating and performing great theater for children. The company planned every moment of this year's show, "HICCUP HELP!", to be fun and full of adventure. With the simplest of materials: paper bags, cardboard boxes, regular household items and expressive imaginations and a special relationship with young audiences, "The Bags" have created an entirely unique style of theater and presentation.

Transportation Inventions - New York Transit Museum
Through January 26, 2014 - Brooklyn Heights

Use your imagination, a little inspiration, and some wacky materials that will be on hand to plan, blueprint and build a pint-sized vehicle model of the future! For ages 4 and older.

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

b-Cause Block Party - Stamford Museum & Nature Center
Through January 26, 2014 - Stamford

An amazing interactive and participatory family LEGO® brick experience featuring group builds, free builds, games, arts and crafts, and a LEGO® Store. This multi-generational event has something for everyone who loves building with LEGO® and DUPLO® bricks. The b-Cause Foundation enables children to create opportunities to impact our community in meaningful ways. Proceeds from this event will support b-Cause and the Stamford Museum & Nature Center.

Benny Golson Quartet - Stories from the Past - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center
Through January 26, 2014 - New York

Born in 1929, saxophonist Benny Golson came up through the bands of Benny Goodman, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Art Blakey, and others. By the late 1950s, he and Art Farmer co-led the essential group The Jazztet. Many of Golson's compositions have become timeless standards, such as "I Remember Clifford" and "Stablemates," and he has maintained this high quality and reputation throughout his career as a leader in straight-ahead jazz. Golson now leads an all-star quartet, whose "stories from the past" continue to resonate with audiences today as they have throughout the greater part of the last century.

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.

Andrea Arroyo - Memories Interlaced - Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Center
Through January 31, 2014 - New York

Arroyo's exhibit marries the elegant historical venue with bright contemporary art. The female-centered works are placed amid the striking plaster garlands, cherubs, and marbleized columns of the restored Audubon Ballroom - the Thomas Lamb classic built in 1912 and the site of the assassination of Malcolm X in 1965. Arroyo uses garments collected from women in the community, such as a Mexican huipil and an Indian prayer shawl, repurposed evocative personal items, to examine notions of memory, belonging, and body image and to honor the resilience of the female spirit. The exhibit includes a painting of the Aztec goddess Coatlicue integrated with a hand-woven Mexican huipil; Ixchel, which depicts the Mayan Jaguar goddess integrated with a Guatemalan hand-woven skirt cloth; and Sarasvati, a work integrating the Hindu deity of the rivers and the arts with a silk wrap.

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.

“Spring Community Music Week” - Music Conservatory of Westchester
Through January 31, 2014 - White Plains

Music Conservatory of Westchester, a not-for-profit community music school in White Plains, will kick off the New Year - not to mention its 85th year - by offering a week of free classes, workshops, and tours of its 216 Central Park Ave. building, January 25-31. "Spring Community Music Week" will specifically include workshops in Musical Theater, contemporary styles, improv, GarageBand, and a "Jazz Jam" session. Classes will focus on Suzuki Groups, early childhood, and recorder class. Times vary - inquire via email to [email protected]

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.

Get Fit with a Complimentary Equinox Studio Cycling Class! - Time Warner Center
Through January 31, 2014 - New York

Receive a complimentary studio cycling class pass to Time Warner Center's Equinox when you use your MasterCard card. Resolve to get fit with a complimentary Equinox studio cycling class when you spend $100 or more using your MasterCard card at The Shops at Columbus Circle and The Restaurant and Bar Collection at Time Warner Center. Show same-day receipts along with your MasterCard to the Guest Services desk located on the ground floor of Time Warner Center to receive your studio cycling class pass. Through January 31st, 2014. This Fitness Offer Includes: - One complimentary pass to a 3pm Saturday studio cycling class on either January 18th, 2014 or February 1st, 2014 at Time Warner Center's Equinox. Visit www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com for more information.

Celebrate National Meat Month - Morton's The Steakhouse
Through January 31, 2014 - New York

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.

Winter Antiques Show - Park Avenue Armory
Through February 02, 2014 - New York

The Winter Antiques Show marks its 60th year as the most prestigious antiques show in America, featuring the "best of the best" from antiquities through the 1960s. Held at the historic Park Avenue Armory in New York City, the Show provides curators, established collectors, dealers, design professionals and first-time buyers with opportunities to view and purchase exceptional pieces showcased by 73 exhibitors. One-third of the Show's exhibitors are specialists in Americana, with the rest featuring English, European, and Asian fine and decorative arts.

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.

Jewels - New York City Ballet
Through February 02, 2014 -

Jewels is an exquisite beauty, impressively layering the music of three disparate composers and marrying each section to its own precious stone for an opulent experience. It is a masterpiece in a league of its own: the world's first-ever plotless full-length ballet. No performance 1/24, 26-27, 29, 2/1.

Sarah Michelson: 4 - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through February 02, 2014 - New York

Choreographer Sarah Michelson premieres a new work on the Whitney Museum's fourth floor, where she previously presented Devotion Study #1-The American Dancer, her Bucksbaum Award-winning piece from the 2012 Whitney Biennial. For this piece, the culmination of her Devotion series, Michelson continues to explore the dialogue between the form and history of dance through intense physicality, rigorous formal structures, and precise staging. No performance 1/27-28.

Blitz and Glam! Legends of the Big Game Super Bowl Exhibit - Madame Tussauds New York
Through February 02, 2014 - New York

Experience football's big game like never before at Madame Tussauds! Step on the field with a fantasy lineup of legendary showstoppers. Sing the national anthem with Whitney Houston, huddle up with Eli Manning and Joe Montana, perform at halftime with Madonna and more. Replay the big game's unforgettable moments in this limited time exhibit!

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.

BROADWAY WEEK - Various
Through February 06, 2014 - New York

Check out a special 2 tickets for 1 price to Broadway shows, from Jan. 21 through Feb. 6, 2014.

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.

Gridiron Greats: Vintage Football Cards in the Collection of Jefferson R. Burdick - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through February 10, 2014 - New York

On the occasion of the 2014 Super Bowl - the first ever played in the New York area - the Metropolitan will display a selection of vintage football cards from the celebrated collection of Jefferson R. Burdick (1900-1963). In 1947, the Syracuse electrician began to donate his collection of approximately 303,000 trade and postcards to the Museum. The Burdick collection constitutes an integral part of the Museum's collection of ephemera and tells the history of popular printmaking in the United States. Shown for the first time in this exhibition, the football cards document the sport through media ranging from lithography to photography.

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.

Women's Project Theater Presents 'Row After Row' - New York City Center Stage II
Through February 16, 2014 - New York

When two hard core Civil War re-enactors show up for their annual Gettysburg beer and find a pretty stranger at their table, old allegiances come into question. Straddling 1863 and today, ROW AFTER ROW is a dark comedy about choosing your cause and finding your courage.

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.

Harry Bertschmann: Abstract Dynamics - Studio Vendome
Through February 22, 2014 - New York

Studio Vendome begins the New Year with a compelling exhibition, “Harry Bertschmann: Abstract Dynamics.” Both Studio Vendome and Studio Vendome Projects will feature Bertschmann from January 14 through February 22, 2014. Studio Vendome, at 330 Spring Street, will present a six-decade survey composed of eleven large paintings on canvas plus sixteen works on paper in mixed media. Studio Vendome Projects, at 30 Grand Street, will focus on Bertschmann’s twenty-two smaller abstract works from his Haiku series. Harry Bertschmann was born in Basel, Switzerland, in 1931 but has lived and worked most of his life in New York City. From 1947 to 1951, he studied at the Basel School of Design (Kunstgewerbeschule), an institution noted for its innovative use of fonts and colors in dynamic compositions. Bertschmann studied under Armin Hofmann, famous for having developed the Swiss Style in the graphic arts, and later apprenticed at the atelier of Fritz Bühler, the foremost innovator in conceptual graphic design. In 1951 Bertschmann landed a job in Cleveland as a graphic designer and dedicated all of his spare time to developing his own abstract-expressionist style. Success came early with a first prize at the Cleveland Museum of Art for one of his oil paintings. And in 1958 he was accepted to exhibit at the Carnegie International, the prestigious international contemporary art survey exhibition in Pittsburgh. At only twenty-seven, Bertschmann was likely the youngest exhibitor, and one of his large canvases hung beside works by the first generation of the New York School who were at that time in their prime, such as Franz Kline (1910–1962,) Barnett Newman (1905–1970,) Mark Rothko (1903–1970) and Robert Motherwell (1915–1991.) Bertschmann’s momentum was impeded soon after the Carnegie International when the US army drafted him, but he still found a way to paint. When he returned to the States, he settled in Greenwich Village. There, he and his wife, Mary, started the Bank Street Press, an independent publisher of poetry and children’s books. His wife served as editor and Bertschmann as designer. Still, painting remained his primary interest. One of the strong groups of his paintings from this period is called The Bank Street Paintings. However, because Bertschmann never actively sought gallery representation, few critical eyes became aware of his work. It was not until 1986, when on a serendipitous studio visit, Henry Geldzahler, the former curator of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, expressed great admiration for his work, that Bertschmann received the attention he deserved. In 1997 Swiss colleagues arranged for a Bertschmann retrospective at the Gewerbeverband Basel-Stadt. The exhibition’s 140 works featured a wide range that illuminated the brilliance of Bertschmann’s double lives. His design life, that which supported him, produced numerous graphic designs of commercial logos and packaging, many of which have become iconic in our culture, such as those for Kent & Newport cigarettes, Pantene, Binaca, Nestlé and Bufferin. At the other end of the spectrum, his artistic life pushed the boundaries of abstract expressionism. Now, for the first time, Bertschmann has agreed to a retrospective in New York at Studio Vendome in Hudson Square, West of SoHo. An opening reception will be held at 330 Spring Street on Wednesday, January 15th from 6pm to 9 pm. For the event art historian and critic Robert C. Morgan, who has written a critical essay on Bertschmann, will engage the artist in a conversation beginning at 7pm. The galleries of Studio Vendome uniquely showcase the works of late-career artists and artist’s estate collections that deserve greater critical recognition. Peter Hastings Falk, the noted art historian and art reference publisher, is curator of these rediscovered artists’ exhibitions, which are part of the unprecedented “Rediscovered Masters” series. An Art Advisory Board composed of distinguished museum directors, curators, historians, and critics elect artists.

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.

Things still left unsaid - Stephan Stoyanov Gallery
Through February 23, 2014 - New York

A three-person exhibition featuring the works by New York City-based painters Vince Contarino, Jenna Ransom and Kenny Rivero. Through their respective, already highly accomplished practices, these three artists offer distinctive ways of utilizing abstraction in the medium of painting.

There is more Downstairs - Stephan Stoyanov Gallery
Through February 23, 2014 - New York

A four-person exhibition that brings together four artists -- Shannon Plumb, Bridgitte NaHoN, Houben R.T. and Felix Aarts -- in the gallery's downstairs exhibition space. The viewer is invited into a less conventional space opening up at the bottom of the stairs. The atmosphere of the gallery's basement is a darker one, more dungeon-like, compared to the traditional white cube upstairs. In the basement there is space for experimentation and reflection, far away from the buzz of the street. All four artists are sharing a multidisciplinary artistic practice, creating work using a variety of ways to express themselves. The exhibition brings together painting, sculpture and film in a way that might hint tradition but strives for new ways of thinking. There is more Downstairs is an investigation in how imagery and tradition react in modernity.

The March - Arsenal Gallery
Through February 27, 2014 - New York

In commemoration of Black History Month, the Arsenal Gallery is pleased to present The March, an exhibition that includes work from 15 artists. Curated by NYC Parks' Ebony Society, this exhibition reflects on the struggles and victories of the Civil Rights Movement past, present and future, as well as those individuals who have advanced the cause.

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.

See It Big! Musicals - Museum of the Moving Image
Through February 28, 2014 - Queens

Museum of the Moving Image's ongoing series devoted to presenting classic and contemporary films on the big screen in the beautiful Sumner M. Redstone Theater. The January-February season will brighten up the winter with a focus on musicals, including such titles as All That Jazz (dir. Bob Fosse, 1979), Pennies from Heaven (dir. Herbert Ross, 1981), A Star Is Born (dir. George Cukor, 1954), The Sound of Music (dir. Robert Wise, 1965), and more. See It Big! is programmed by Reverse Shot editors Michael Koresky and Jeff Reichert, Chief Curator David Schwartz, and Assistant Film Curator Aliza Ma.

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.

Lois Dodd - Recent Paintings - Alexandre Gallery
Through March 01, 2014 - New York

In her first exhibition since her 2012-13 traveling museum retrospective "Catching the Light," Lois Dodd (b. 1927) continues her exploration of familiar motifs from her everyday world of New York, Maine and the Delaware Water Gap with 26 oil paintings depicting subjects such as weathered New England out buildings, bright flowering plants, views from interior windows, and nocturnal moonlighted skies - all painted plein air.

Anne Arnold - Drawings - Alexandre Gallery
Through March 01, 2014 - New York

Eleven drawings by Dodd's contemporary Anne Arnold (b. 1925) serve as a follow-up to the gallery's 2012 survey of Arnold's sculptures in wood, ceramic, cast bronze and soft materials from the 1950s through 80s. Her graphite and ink drawings of animals are smart and humorous, and executed with assurance and whimsy.

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.

Thrush Holmes - All Lit Up On Wine - Mike Weiss Gallery
Through March 01, 2014 - New York

Splaying wood panels with exuberant spray paint and slapdash neon tubing, Holmes' unapologetic methods elevate the still life, the reclining nude figure, and even poetry from their traditional banality to culty, fetishistic status. With the gestural fluidity of Twombly and the poetic dexterity of Basquiat, his intuitive, swaggering practice reveals eccentric florals, brazen silhouettes, glowing prose, and monumental "TH" initials - an arresting display of drunken ego and flexing machismo, rife also with subtle romanticism and raw honesty.

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.

2014 Winter Season - New York City Ballet
Through March 02, 2014 -

New York City Ballet will open its Winter 2014 performances on Tuesday, January 21 with an all-Balanchine program consisting of Concerto Barocco, Kammermusik No. 2, and Who Cares?, with the second night of winter devoted to the return of Balanchine's full-length Jewels, which will be performed for six performances.

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.

An Opening of the Field: Jess, Robert Duncan, and Their Circle - Grey Art Gallery at NYU
Through March 29, 2014 - New York

"An Opening of the Field: Jess, Robert Duncan, and Their Circle" is the first exhibition to focus on the work of this genre-bending group of West Coast artists. Jess (1923–2004), who produced fantastical paintings, collages, and assemblages, and Robert Duncan (1919–1988), who wrote poetry in eclectic, myth-laden verse, were one of the most fascinating artistic couples of the 20th century. After they met in San Francisco in 1950, their work became increasingly intertwined, their dense, allusive creations permeating one another. "An Opening of the Field" includes approximately 180 paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs, films, and ephemera—many of which have never been shown in public. The show features numerous works by the visual artists and poets in their circle, such as Wallace Berman, George Herms, and R. B. Kitaj, revealing the complex and fertile interplay between poetry and art in San Francisco during the 1950s. It was organized by independent curators Michael Duncan and Christopher Wagstaff for Sacramento’s Crocker Art Museum.

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."

Museum as Hub: Report on the Construction of a Spaceship Module - New Museum
Through April 13, 2014 - New York

Tranzit, an international organization, transforms the Fifth Floor gallery of the New Museum into the simulated interior of a spaceship. The vessel will visually recall the iconic Czech science-fiction film Ikarie XB-1 (1963), which melded postwar utopianism with Soviet utilitarianism. On view in and around the spacecraft will be fifty-plus artworks, mainly video, but also sculpture, print, and installation, by artists hailing from cities around Eastern Europe. The exhibition offers an allegory of "anthropological science fiction," whereby the exhibition space becomes an estranged and exciting universe that dramatizes the cross-cultural translation involved in the presentation of art. Much like the Museum as Hub (the New Museum's international partnership), Tranzit organizations collaborate to produce art historical research, exhibitions, and new commissions.

In The Dark: Animal Survival Strategies - Bruce Museum
Through April 13, 2014 - Greenwich

In this immersive, entertaining, and family-friendly exhibition, people of all ages will discover how animals, including humans, adapt to living in the dark. The show features natural dioramas of caves, deep soil, nighttime forest and desert, along with mechanical, electronic and digital interactives. This exhibition is organized by the Cincinnati Museum Center. January 25-April 13, 2014.

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.

Folk Couture: Fashion and Folk Art - American Folk Art Museum
Through April 23, 2014 - New York

This exhibition explores the polemical yet fascinating ways in which fashion engages with art. Conceived as an encounter between two worlds of creative endeavor, "Folk Couture" features the work of 13 established and emerging designers who will create an original ensemble based on a selection of paintings, sculptures, photographs, quilts, and furniture chosen from the museum's outstanding collection. The designers have selected approximately 30 artworks, drawn from every time period and in every medium considered by the museum, not only for their potential fashionability and capacity to inspire new styles of clothing but also for their background stories that inject powerful notes of intimacy and authenticity. The original couture and the works of art from the museum's collection will be exhibited together in juxtapositions that promise to be both stunning and provocative.

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 Little Prince: A New York Story - Morgan Library & Museum
Through April 27, 2014 - New York

Readers throughout the world have embraced The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupery's tale of an interstellar traveler who comes to Earth in search of friendship and understanding. Saint-Exupery wrote and illustrated the story in New York during World War II and it was first published here, in English and French. This exhibition of the original manuscript and watercolor drawings - the most comprehensive ever mounted - explores the American origins of a story that reminds us that what matters most can only be seen with the heart.

Antonio Canova: The Seven Last Works - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through April 27, 2014 - New York

Antonio Canova (1757-1822), the greatest of all Neoclassical sculptors, remains famous above all for the elegant nude mythological subjects that he carved exquisitely in marble. He also worked in a deeply serious, deceptively simple style. This less familiar Canova is revealed in an extraordinary series of full-scale plaster models illustrating episodes from the Old and New Testaments. Such models, used to review his compositions before they were transferred into stone, were a distinctive feature of his sculptural practice. These Biblical scenes were made in connection with a project for thirty-two low reliefs that were to adorn the Tempio Canoviano, the church he built for his home town Possagno, which later became the artist's mausoleum. He completed only seven models before his death.

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.

Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through May 14, 2014 - New York

Carrie Mae Weems is a socially motivated artist whose works invite contemplation on race, gender, and class. Increasingly, she has broadened her view to include global struggles for equality and justice. Comprehensive in scope, this retrospective primarily features photographs, including the groundbreaking Kitchen Table Series (1990), but also presents written texts, audio recordings, and videos.

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 [email protected]

'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 [email protected] 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 [email protected]

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

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

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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