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THIS WEEKEND'S KIDS & FAMILY ACTIVITIES IN FAIRFIELD

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by Directories Editor - Weekly January 29, 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!.

Keith Urban - Madison Square Garden
January 29, 2014 - New York

One of the industry's most electrifying live performers, four-time Grammy Award winner and American Idol judge Keith Urban has added a third and final leg to his already critically hailed "Light The Fuse Tour 2013." "Light The Fuse Tour 2014" with Little Big Town and special guest Dustin Lynch will feature Urban's return to New York City.

Amateur Night at the Apollo: Opening Night - Apollo Theater
January 29, 2014 - Harlem

Amateur Night At The Apollo is one of New York's most popular live entertainment experiences, attracting performers and audiences the world over. The classic competition is known for its notoriously "tough" audience, gleefully playing the role of deciding who will "be good or be gone" to win the grand prize. Here's your chance to get first access to select dates, including our exclusive Show-Offs, Top Dogs and Specialty Shows. Who will be the next Ella Fitzgerald, James Brown or Michael Jackson? At Amateur Night, you decide.

Lawrence Brownlee: Spiritual Sketches - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
January 29, 2014 - New York

Lawrence Brownlee has become a star on opera stages from New York to Munich, Cape Town to Milan. In a career just a dozen years long, he has won every major vocal competition available to him, including both the Marian Anderson Award and the Richard Tucker Awards -- unprecedently in the same year -- and he balances recitals, opera roles, and recordings with aplomb. He recently recorded a CD of traditional American spirituals, Spiritual Sketches, in which his amazing voice gives "performances that ravish the ears and take the heart on a journey from bleakest despair to the summit of exuberant faith, from which it is possible to see beyond eternity" (Opera Today).

Global Salon: The Art of the Balladeer and Kobzari - Symphony Space
January 29, 2014 - New York

Murder, Betrayal, and the Supernatural - The Art of the Balladeer and Kobzari pays tribute to the oral tradition of songs passed down since the Middle Ages - from Ukraine's blind epic singers and from the Scotts Irish ballad tradition. This concert brings together two remarkable artists- Colleen Cleveland, a fifth generation traditional ballad singer from New York's north country (and granddaughter of renowned ballad singer Sarah Cleveland), and Julian Kytasty, a third generation bandura player and singer-performing a repertoire rich in themes of love, religion, history, legends, tragedy, and humor, passed down through the centuries.

All Balanchine - New York City Ballet
January 29, 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.

An Evening with David Crosby - City Winery
January 29, 2014 - New York

Stories Songs and Crafts - Rose Memorial Library
January 29, 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 29, 2014 - Mineola

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

Tween/Teen Advisory Group - Mineola Public Library
January 29, 2014 - Mineola

Tell the Library staff what programs, books, music, video games, and movies you want at the library! Refreshments will be served. Volunteer/Community credit will be given. Registration required. Grades 5 and up.

Gym Time at CSI - Congregation Sons of Israel
January 29, 2014 - Upper Nyack

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

Children's Storytime - Barnes and Noble-Forest Hills
January 29, 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.

Community Connections - Long Island Children's Museum
January 29, 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 29, 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 29, 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 29, 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 29, 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.

Picture Book Time - Richmond Hill Library
January 29, 2014 - Richmond Hill

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

What's Your Favorite Animal? - Barnes and Noble-Utopia Center
January 29, 2014 - Fresh Meadows

Animals are everywhere in this special storytime event based on the book by author-illustrator Eric Cale.includes drawing, poetry writing, and creative storytelling activities for young children. Answers to this classic kid question arrive courtesy of 14 top illustrators including Lucy Cousins, Jon Klassen, Chris Raschka, and Lane Smith; the contributions range from meticulously rendered artwork to quick, funny sketches, along with commentaries that can be elegiac, nostalgic, silly, and even meta. Carle creates one of his signature collages to evoke Fiffi, a black cat who shared his apartment in Greenwich Village. Mo Willems asserts that his favorite animal is �an Amazonian Neotropical Lower River Tink-Tink� (drawn as a bump inside a big, hungry snake), while Rosemary Wells muses on the five positions favored by the white terrier who shares her bed. Nick Bruel breaks down the fourth wall�and probably a fifth and sixth wall, as well�as he argues with his narcissistic antihero Bad Kitty over his animal choice (�Okay then Kitty. What�s YOUR favorite animal? MEATLOAF?�) and then tries to flatter Carle into giving him an octopus. A varied and engaging omnibus that offers real insight into the lives and personalities of these artists. Royalties benefit the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Ag

HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING - Cinema Arts Centre
January 29, 2014 - Huntington

The wit, the sparkle and zing of the 1961 stage musical show is retained, starring Robert Morse and Rudy Vallee.

Children's Programs: Fishy Antics (Ages 2-3) - Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
January 29, 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 29, 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.

Chess for Families - Brooklyn Public Library, Dyker branch
January 29, 2014 - Dyker Heights

Learn how to play and master chess with a chess teacher. Great for the whole family.

Kids Tech Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Washington Irving branch
January 29, 2014 -

Kids can play electronic games using laptops, board games, and video games.

Arts and Crafts - Brooklyn Public Library, Crown Heights branch
January 29, 2014 - Crown Heights

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

'Life Is Strange' - Quad Cinema
January 29, 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.

A Petits Pas Cooking Workshop - French Institute Alliance Fran?aise
January 29, 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 29, 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 29, 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!

FOCUS! 2014: Alfred Schnittke's World | Chamber Concert - Peter Jay Sharp Theater
January 29, 2014 - New York

Commemorating the 80th anniversary of the birth of Soviet-Russian composer Alfred Schnittke (1934-1998) and his circle of composers. SCHNITTKE Serenade for quintet (1968) - Lucia Nowik, violin; Zack Hann, clarinet; Malgorzata Goroszewska, piano; Jordan Calixto, bass; Sae Hashimoto, percussion. KANCHELI Time... and again for violin and piano (1996) - Julia Glenn, violin; Ari Livne, piano. GUBAIDULINA String Quartet No. 4 (1993) - Mariella Haubs and Philip Zuckerman, violins; Stephanie Block, viola; Keiran Campbell, cello. PAERT Annum per annum for organ (1980) - David Ball, organ. SCHNITTKE Piano Sonata No. 3 (1992) - Giuseppe Mentuccia, piano. FREE tickets available 1/10

WBGO & GATEWAY FREE CONCERT SERIES: Cecil Brooks, the CB III Band & HOT D.O.G. - Gateway Center Plaza 2
January 29, 2014 - Newark

WBGO and the Gateway Center invite you to its FREE monthly, lunch-time concert series. The 2014 series kicks off with Cecil Brooks, his CB lll Band & HOT D.O.G. They perform at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, January 29, at Gateway Center Plaza 2, Newark, NJ. Pittsburgh native Cecil Brooks, III is one of the hottest contemporary drummers on today’s jazz scene. This drummer’s aggressive and polyrhythmic style lends itself effectively to a wide variety of jazz settings, from straight-ahead and groove, to hard bop and bebop. As a leader, Cecil leads the CBIII band and HOT D.O.G (hot drum’s, organ, and guitar). This hornless trio encapsulates the tradition of the organ trio while bringing it current to the 21st century. The CBIII band adds horns to the musical cocktail. When you see the name Cecil Brooks III, start tapping your feet and bopping your head! Bring your meal, friends, take a seat and enjoy live music at 2 Gateway. And, did we say it's FREE!

Boppin’ with Bonnie Music Class - Congregation Sons of Israel
January 29, 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.

Day Camp Open House - Mamaroneck Beach & Yacht Club
January 29, 2014 - Mamaroneck

Creating lasting memories one summer at a time! MBYC Day Camp - Membership Open House. A uniquely warm and intimate program of "big camp" experiences specially tailored for younger campers, including daily certified swim instruction, eight small group sizes, tennis instruction, extraordinary arts program, kayaking, field sports, music, science, and more.

Momenta Quartet - HiArt! Gallery at TimeIn
January 29, 2014 - New York

Momenta Brings Spain to New York! Joined by Slovenian guitar virtuoso Mak Grgic, Momenta presents a Spanish-infused program (presented five times the previous week in New Jersey by the Princeton Symphony Chamber Series). Agustin Fernandez, composer of their Koussevitzky-commissioned work "Sin tiempo" (2013), will be making a rare US appearance for his piece's New York premiere. The Spanish Catholic religious heritage is explored in 16th-century composer Tomas Luis de Victoria's stunning motet "Quam pulchri sunt"; as well as in Momenta's Koussevitzky-commissioned "Sin tiempo" (2013) by Bolivian composer Agustin Fernandez. Momenta rounds out their Spanish extravaganza with two composers who looked frequently to Spain for inspiration: Luigi Boccherini (his E-Major Guitar Quintet) and Claude Debussy (with his visionary String Quartet). Full program: Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805) - Quintet for Guitar and Strings No. 2 in E Major, G. 446 (1798) (With Mak Grgic, guitar); Agustin Fernandez (b. 1958) - String Quartet No. 2, "Sin tiempo" (2013) - commissioned for Momenta by the Koussevitzky Foundation - *New York Premiere; Tomas Luis de Victoria (1548-1611) - Quam pulchri sunt (1572); Claude Debussy (1862-1918) - String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10 (1893).

Free Health and Nutrition Workshop at Pure Barre in Westport - Pure Barre
January 29, 2014 - Westport

Westport Family Counseling is sponsoring a workshop to help explore your relationship with food and discuss how to make simple adjustments in your life. Topics include mindless eating with the goal of increasing attention to eating habits and emotions connected to food. Discuss easy ways to boost your body with the nutrients from healthy foods needed to revitalize prevent exhaustion and sickness. Participants can expect to be engaged in thoughtful discussion around eating that promotes a healthier connection to their food. Event will be held at Pure Barre, which is located at 291 Post Rd East in Westport (in the same plaza as the Post Office and the Organic Market). Call Pure Barre at (203) 557-8663 to sign up for this free works

Audition for Long Island Children's Choir - Long Island Children's Choir-Five Towns College, Dix Hills
Through January 29, 2014 - Dix Hills

The Long Island Children's Choir is a not-for-profit choir whose mission is to unite children in song, and to create musical artistry by providing opportunities for children of all backgrounds to engage in all components of music, singing, and choir. Selection for the choir is by audition only. Auditions for the spring semester can be scheduled on the website.

Warren Holstein Headlines Wednesday Night Comedy Show at Empire City Casino January 29th - Empire City Casino
January 29, 2014 - Yonkers

Empire City Casino will share laughter and fun with a Wednesday Night Comedy Show headlined by Warren Holstein on January 29th. Dave Waite will be featured in this show and John Iavarone will be the MC. Warren Holstein, who will headline the show on January 29th, is an established entity on the New York comedy scene. Holstein burst forth from Rutgers University with a degree in Psychology and Cultural Anthropology. Graduating with highest honors and a promising future, he promptly took the next logical step of throwing it all away for various smoke-filled rooms of drunken hooligans. Warren’s unique brand of humor challenges preconceived values and truths, questioning our adherence to them. He presents new ways of looking at the world, which have been alternately described as warped, innovative and enlightening. His unabashedly honest and engaging nature combined with an innate ability for improvisation continues to move and electrify audiences show after show. Warren has recently appeared on MTV and can be seen soon in the new documentary Sex, Drugs, and Comedy. He has also contributed writing to Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update, the Bob and Tom Radio Show and blogged regularly for the Huffington Post. Dave Waite, who will be featured in the show, is a darkly-funny everyman whose shows are nonstop fun. Dave has captured the hearts of comedy fans everywhere. His swagger, his honesty, and his endless supply of bizarre catchphrases have earned him a reputation as a comic’s comic with broad crossover appeal. There’s no such thing as a “typical Dave Waite show,” as his willingness to be in the moment takes his performances to places that some comedians wouldn’t dare visit. Dave’s recent CD “Kaboom!” was recorded at Skyline Comedy Café in Appleton, WI by Grammy-winning label Stand Up! Records. Tracks from “Kaboom!” can be heard regularly on Sirius and XM Satellite Radio, as well as Pandora. Dave appeared as a guest on The Bob & Tom Show, one of the most popular morning shows in America, and performed on the fourth season of Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham.” He currently lives in New York City but regularly tours comedy clubs and universities around the country.

'Easy Remix' music video release party! - The Slipper Room
January 29, 2014 - New York

Brooklyn-based indie rock band Emily Danger will have their music video release party at The Slipper Room Jan. 29th at 7pm. Described as dark cabaret rock, the band is comprised of Emily Nicholas (vocals, piano, guitar), and Cameron Orr (violin, melodica, synths). They are celebrating the release of their new music video “Easy Remix”, which is the first single on their upcoming album Peace Arch to be released later this year. For more information, go to emilydangerband.com.

New York Rangers V New York Islanders - Yankee Stadium
January 29, 2014 - The Bronx

Yankee Stadium will host two very special outdoor hockey games as part of the 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series. On Sunday, January 26, the New York Rangers face the New Jersey Devils in what will be the first hockey game ever played at Yankee Stadium. Three days later (January 29), the Rangers will be back in action in the Bronx to square off against another local rival, the New York Islanders.

Amina Claudine Myers Trio - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center
January 29, 2014 - New York

Genre-defying pianist, singer, and composer Amina Claudine Myers resists the limitations of genre labels, carrying on the Ellingtonian assertion of "We are beyond category." Myers incorporates African and European classical influences -- both integral throughout the development of jazz - as well as blues, gospel, and what many listeners have called "avant-garde," into new and extended forms. Though she shares many elements common in the larger jazz world, her music both isolates and combines these individual pieces in a way that makes the sum unique, refreshing, and varied. With an air more comically self-aware than evasive, she most accurately classifies her music as, simply, "music."

African Rainforest Conservancy's 23rd Annual Artists for Africa Benefit - The Bowery Hotel
January 29, 2014 - New York

The African Rainforest Conservancy will host Artists for Africa Gala, a benefit event to provide grave support to Tanzania’s Eastern Arc Mountains. This event will feature a live auction, a special performance by DJ Cary Nokey, along with a V.I.P. dinner, and after-party to follow. The gala benefits the African Rainforest Conservancy's efforts to preserve and restore African rainforests -- among the oldest and most bio diverse in the world. The event is honoring Thomas Caplan with a New Species Award & Sarah Collins with an Environmental Innovation Award. Tickets range from $125 to $500, and may be purchased by visiting artistsforafrica.eventbrite.com Attire: Downtown Safari

L'Elisir d'Amore - Metropolitan Opera
January 29, 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

Super Bowl Champs Ray Rice, John Riggins at VIP Reception - Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts
January 29, 2014 - New York

Brandon Steiner, Founder and CEO of Steiner Sports Marketing, will be the featured guest on Inside Track, the monthly forum in which Pace University President Stephen J. Friedman brings renowned thought leaders and policymakers to Pace for engaging conversations on critical issues. It will certainly be a touchdown pass when President Friedman turns the stage over to Chairman of the Pace Board of Trustees Mark M. Besca ’81 and Steiner. Besca and Steiner will sit down for a significant discussion on the intersection of business and sports and the innovative approaches to business and commerce that entrepreneurs commonly employ across all fields, not just sports marketing. It will be a particularly timely topic with the Super Bowl coming to New York for the first time on February 2. The presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer session including questions from the audience. Super Bowl XLVII champion Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens, and Washington Redskins Super Bowl XVI hero John Riggins will be on hand for a VIP reception from 5:30-7:00 PM. The event is open to both the public and the Pace community. To register, visit www.steinersports.com/events.

Super Bowl Boulevard - Times Square
January 29, 2014 - Times Square

To celebrate Super Bowl XLVIII coming to our area, New York City, the Super Bowl Host Committee, and GMC have dreamed up Super Bowl Boulevard, a series of football-themed experiences that will take over Times Square the week before the big game. Fans can enjoy a live concert, snap a photo with the Vince Lombardi Trophy, race down a specially made toboggan ride, and lots more. Admission is free and open to the public. FOX, NFL Network, CBS, CNN and ESPN will broadcast the festivities live.

City Kids Fundraiser w/Janeane Garofalo, Christ DiStefano, Christian Finnegan, Sheng Wang, Aaron Berg, and more! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
January 29, 2014 - New York

16 and older.

VH1 Super Bowl Blitz with Fall Out Boy - Brooklyn Bowl
January 29, 2014 - Brooklyn

Tickets go on sale Jan. 24 at noon. Limit two tickets per customer.

Ballet Hispanico Selects Princess Grace Winner Rosie Herrera for Instituto Coreográfico - Ballet Hispanico
Through January 29, 2014 - New York

Ballet Hispanico, recognized as the nation’s leading Latino dance organization since 1970, presents the latest installment of its choreographic institute, Instituto Coreográfíco, to be held January 21-29, 2014 at the company’s headquarters at 167 W. 89th Street, NYC. This year’s Instituto Coreográfico features the return of Miami-based choreographer and 2013 Princess Grace Award winner Rosie Herrera, who will be paired with filmmaker William Atwater and panelists Risa Steinberg, Francesca Harper, and Richard Chen See. The 2014 installment of the Instituto program was made possible through a grant from the Ford Foundation. The groundbreaking Instituto Coreográfico provides emerging Latino choreographers and dance filmmakers with a professional and supportive environment in which to explore their heritage and develop their craft. Choreographers receive ongoing feedback from a group of notable artistic mentors and advisors, daily archive DVD recordings of the rehearsals, an edited film of the resulting work, an academic advisor, and a showing of their work. Should an artistically appropriate work emerge from this process, it could enter Ballet Hispanico’s permanent repertory. Filmmakers will be paired with a choreographer and will be mentored by filmmaker Gerrit Vooren, founder of reels4artists. Rosie Herrera is an alumna of the 2012 Instituto Coreográfico and her re-appointment marks the first time that a choreographer has been invited to return to the program. Plans are in the works to bring a second choreographer to the program later this year. “The Instituto program was created to support emerging choreographers, and tracking their long-term development is important,” said Eduardo Vilaro, Artistic Director of Ballet Hispanico. “Typically only a single residency or lab is offered before participants resume their routines. We felt that Rosie deserved more time to focus on her work-in-progress, and we are interested in observing how her creative process has evolved over the past year. We are thrilled to have her with us once again.”

Drew Gasparini with Justin Guarini & More - 54 Below
January 29, 2014 - New York

After his debut concert at 54 Below sold out in record time, we decided to give the people what they want: more Drew! Drew Gasparini and friends return with Volume 2 of ""From Here & There: The Music & Lyrics of Drew Gasparini." Volume 1 was a compilation of rock songs from all over Drew's catalogue but the brand new set list for January will showcase his compositions for musical theatre, featuring a number of songs from his award-winning musicals Crazy, Just Like Me and Make Me Bad (book by Alex Brightman), as well as the premiere of new songs from two of his latest projects: The Up and Down and The Wreck. And of course, no Gasparini concert is complete without a good ol' jam session. Drew will be joined on stage by Justin Guarini (Romeo and Juliet, American Idol), Jason Gotay (Bring It On, Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark), Alex Brightman (Big Fish), Andrew Kober (Hair), F. Michael Haynie (Wicked), Julia Mattison (Godspell), Ben Crawford (Big Fish), and Kasie Gasparini, as well as band members Charlie Rosen, Adrien Godat, and Marques Walls. Drew Gasparini won the John Lennon Songwriting Award, and his music has been heard on NBC's SMASH as well as in venues all over the country, including the Kennedy Center. His musical Make Me Bad (book by Alex Brightman) was awarded by PACE New Musicals and will be presented in an industry workshop in NYC in early February. Crazy, Just Like Me received a NYC workshop in November (Best of Fest, NYMF 2011), and his musical adaptation of Turn of the Screw (book by Michael Kimmel) was presented at Lincoln Center in 2012. Also, his mom thinks he's really special.

Kremerata Baltica - 92nd Street Y
January 30, 2014 - New York

An exclusive NYC engagement. Performing works by Part, Weinberg, Britten, and Shostakovich,

New York Guitar Festival Marathon - Merkin Concert Hall
January 30, 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.

Alice Coote / Graham Johnson - Carnegie Hall
January 30, 2014 - New York

Mezzo-soprano Alice Coote is joined by pianist Graham Johnson in recital.

Denis Matsuev - Carnegie Hall
January 30, 2014 - New York

Following two October 2013 performances with the Mariinsky Orchestra and Valery Gergiev, pianist Denis Matsuev returns to Carnegie Hall for a recital of works by Haydn, Schumann, Tchaikovsky, and Rachmaninoff.

The Wind Up: Bright Winter Night - The Jewish Museum
January 30, 2014 - new york

Join us for an ethereal evening celebrating the closing of Chagall: Love, War, and Exile and threeASFOUR: MER KA BA. Featuring a live performance by the genre-defying lyrical powerhouse Mirah, this cozy winter evening also includes an international beer tasting and open bar, savory snacks, and guided exhibition tours.

Cynopsis Sports Breakfast of Champions 2014 - New York Athletic Club (NYAC)
January 30, 2014 - New York

Cynopsis Sports will host a breakfast event on the heels of the Superbowl, Thursday January 30th at the New York Athletic Club in New York City. This one-of-a-kind, networking breakfast will cover topics such as: Brand engagement; How the NFL Players, Inc. trains its athletes for the business world and how they market themselves; How athletes are finding business opportunities off the field; Eye-catching Super Bowl commercials; And more! 8:00-8:30am: Registration + Networking / 8:30-8:45am: Opening Keynote - Beyond Beer: Lessons from Bud Light in Boosting Brand Engagement, Awareness & Loyalty. Speaker: Blaise D'Sylva, VP of Media, Sports & Entertainment - Anheuser-Busch InBev The presentation will go in-depth on the tactics being used by the brand to engage a loyal consumer as well as its presence at this year’s Super Bowl. Blaise D'Sylva also will share his experiences and strategies on how to achieve true brand engagement amid the advertising hype of a cluttered media landscape. 8:50-9:30am: The New Secrets to Maximum Visibility for Athletes & Brands Speakers: Keith Gordon, President - NFL Players, Inc. / Pierre Garcon, Player, Washington Redskins & Brand Ambassador, NFL Players, Inc. / Frank Nobilo, Analyst, Golf Channel / Keith Rivers, Player, NY Giants & Brand Ambassador, NFL Players, Inc. / Jay Williams, Managing Partner, Leverage Agency & Commentator, Men's College Basketball Analyst/ESPN. Experts and athletes reveals how they are leveraging sports to boost their stock with consumers. From working with sponsors to building their own personal brands, our panelists will share stories from the trenches and reveal their own successful strategies to engage fans, handle sports media outlets and generate revenue off the field. This conversation is a must-see for the brands and licensees who want to work with athletes off the field of play. 9:30-9:45am: Closing Keynote. 9:50-10:15am: Networking

Jason Isbell - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
January 30, 2014 - New York

Born into a family of musicians in a town just a few miles from Muscle Shoals, Alabama - home to the best guitarists in the music business - Jason Isbell's career choice was a bit pre-destined. He started writing songs at an early age, and at 21 joined the rock group, the Drive-By Truckers. Isbell wrote and recorded with the Truckers through three albums and six years, leaving in 2007 to come out with a solo album. He then formed a band, The 400 Unit (the colloquial name for the former psychiatric ward of an Alabama hospital), which recorded a couple of CDs full of melancholy country ballads and rousing roots rock. Isbell's most recent work is the critically-acclaimed Southeastern, with songs about atonement and redemption, Southern-style.

Open Mic - Page One Restaurant
January 30, 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.

Stories, Songs, and Crafts - Rose Memorial Library
January 30, 2014 - Stony Point

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

Laura-Movie - Franklin Square Public Library
January 30, 2014 - Franklin Square

The detective assigned to the murder case of a beautiful young woman named Laura is stirred by her portrait and adoring descriptions by her admirers, and finds he, too, is strangely under her spell.(88 Min. )

Steampunk Jewelry: Polymer Clay & Resin - Franklin Square Public Library
January 30, 2014 - Franklin Square

This is a creative enterprise, fusing Steampunk style with handmade beads and hardware. Design your own unique pieces. Registration begins January 16.

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.

Jump for Joy - Mineola Public Library
January 30, 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.

Fly Guy Party - Mineola Public Library
January 30, 2014 - Mineola

Do you love reading about Tedd Arnold's Fly Guy? Then join this party featuring games, books, and activities celebrating everyone's favorite bug. Ages 4-8 years (with a caregiver). Sign up begins Monday, January 13.

Thursday Morning Storytime at B&N: The Toe Show - Barnes & Noble City Center
January 30, 2014 - White Plains

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

Open Bounce - BounceU-Farmingdale
January 30, 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 30, 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.

K-2 Club - A Story from China - White Plains Public Library
January 30, 2014 - White Plains

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

Drama Posse - Hillcrest Library
January 30, 2014 - Flushing

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

Circle of Friends - Glen Oaks Library
January 30, 2014 - Glen Oaks

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

Modern Parenting Workshop - Stamford JCC
January 30, 2014 - Stamford

This informative workshop and social evening for parents of children ages 2-8 offers workshops that explore topics such as nutrition, religion in the home, bullying, children using technology and understanding child behaviors. Contact Anne Liss Johnson at 203.322.6541 or [email protected]

TEEN LGBTQ BOOK & FILM GROUP - Westport Library
January 30, 2014 - Westport

Enjoy pizza and discuss teen books and movies in a respectful, fun environment. Meeting every other month, the media choice and group discussion will be led by participants. No registration necessary. Grades 9-12. All are welcome.

Picture Book Time - Auburndale Library
January 30, 2014 - Flushing

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

Diana DeGarmo & Ace Young in Samson & Delilah - 54 Below
Through January 30, 2014 - New York

An evening of songs from the soon-to-be-released Broadway Records album and forthcoming new musical Samson & Delilah. Newly married lovers and American Idol /Broadway stars Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo sing the roles of Samson and Delilah. The songs are a unique blend of legit theater and pop/rock. The show is a new telling of the epic, tragic love story of the biblical couple from different cultures. Delilah, the beautiful young Philistine, falls in love with the mighty Samson. When she betrays him it's over misguided jealousy. She realizes her tragic mistake and they reconcile. Other talented performers will join Ace and Diana in performing songs from the show.

Gallery Talks - The Noguchi Museum
January 30, 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 30, 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.

Lanyards - Brooklyn Public Library, Gerritsen Beach branch
January 30, 2014 - Gerritsen Beach

Kids explore making lanyards.

Children's Movie - Brooklyn Public Library, Leonard branch
January 30, 2014 - Williamsburg

Kids will enjoy an age-appropriate movie.

'Life Is Strange' - Quad Cinema
January 30, 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.

Cross-Stitch Circle - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
January 30, 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.

FOCUS! 2014: Alfred Schnittke's World | Chamber Concert - Peter Jay Sharp Theater
January 30, 2014 - New York

Commemorating the 80th anniversary of the birth of Soviet-Russian composer Alfred Schnittke (1934-1998) and his circle of composers. SCHNITTKE Homage to Igor Stravinsky, Sergei Prokofiev, and Dmitri Shostakovich for piano six-hands (1979) - David Aladashvili, Peter Dugan, and Daniel K. Kurland, pianists. GUBAIDULINA Trio for Three Trumpets (1976) - Tristan Clarke, Samuel Jones, and Aaron Plourde, trumpets. SILVESTROV Elegy (1976) and Hymn (2001) for piano - Fanya Lin, piano. PAERT Es sang vor langen Jahren (1984); PAERT My Heart's in the Highlands (2000); Eric Jurenas, countertenor; Yezu Woo, violin; Charlotte Steiner, viola; Janet Yieh, organ. SCHNITTKE String Quartet No. 4 (1989) - Wyatt Underhill and Ravenna Lipchik, violins; Haseung Ji, viola; HyungSuk Bae, cello. FREE tickets available 1/10

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.

Multilingual Mother Goose - Chappaqua Public Library
January 30, 2014 - Chappaqua

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

Chinese New Year Origami - Scarsdale Public Library
January 30, 2014 - Scarsdale

Learn about the celebration of Chinese New Year and make some cool origami art. Grades 1 and up. Space is limited and registration is required.

Pro Football Dinner Party - Hornblower Cruises and Events
January 30, 2014 - New York

Start off your Super Bowl Weekend with a dinner cruise aboard the finest yacht on the Hudson. Enjoy an elegant dinner, meet and greet with New York Giants Starting Tight End Brandon Myers, and have popular cuisines from the respective cities of the Super Bowl 2014 teams.

Transit Talks: The Development of the New York City Subway System - MTA Second Avenue Subway Community information Center
January 30, 2014 - New York

The MTA Second Avenue Subway Community Information Center (CIC) will be hosting a talk by transit historian Peter Derrick about the development of the New York City subway system. Mr. Derrick will discuss how New York came to have one of the largest rapid transit systems in the world and cover the MTA’s efforts to build new transit lines, including the Second Avenue Subway. Please RSVP online: http://transittalks4.eventbrite.com or by phone: (646) 449-8700

Tiny Tots: 'Let's Discover Nature' Hour - Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
January 30, 2014 - Smithtown

The "Let's Discover Nature" Hour is a special time for both parents and children age 3-5 to discover the wonders of their natural world together. Each program's theme will use nature explorations and hands-on activities as a springboard for learning. Reservations required at 631-265–1054.

Brazilica Thursdays - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
January 30, 2014 - New York

Every Thursday, we invite you to spend a night in Brazil without leaving NY. Come experience a BRAZILICIA party and you'll see why everyone says that it's reminiscent of a night out in Brazil. BRAZILICIA parties feature live Brazilian bands playing Samba, Pagode & Forro, with different bands playing weekly. You'll also enjoy one the best Brazilian DJ's around, Alex Carioca, spinning the best & latest Brazilian music along with Dance & Top 40 music to keep you dancing all night. And at BRAZILICIA parties we start every night with free Samba & Forro dance lessons given by our fun, lovely & talented instructor, Cookie Elizabeth. Cookie's lessons are a great way to start your night of dancing & partying whether you're a first-time beginner or are looking to learn some new moves & meet some new dance partners. We'll also be surprising you from time to time with special dance performances from some of the best dancers and schools around. To complete your night out in Brazil, come enjoy B.B. King's new, delicious Brazilian food menu complete with special salgadinhas (appetizers) & entrees that will give you a taste of Brazil & have you craving every Thursday. You'll also enjoy special Leblon caipirinha cocktails along with Brazilian beer to quench your thirst for Brazil.

La Boheme - Metropolitan Opera
January 30, 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.

Jan Vingerhoets of FLOS to Speak at NYC Museum of Art & Design - Museum of Arts and Design
January 30, 2014 - New York

FLOS, the renowned Italian lighting manufacturer, is proud to announce that its CEO in the North America, Jan Vingerhoets, will speak as a panelist at New York City’s Museum of Art & Design (MAD) on Thursday, January 30th, at 7:00pm. The panel, “The Once and Future Interior,” is open to the public with pay-what-you-wish admission. It will take place in the theater at MAD (2 Columbus Circle) and Vingerhoets, along with two other design industry professionals, will talk about the numerous ways new technological advancements can revolutionize our environments. Vingerhoets will focus on transforming interiors with light and technology. http://madmuseum.org/events/once-and-future-interior

Super Bowl Boulevard - Times Square
January 30, 2014 - Times Square

To celebrate Super Bowl XLVIII coming to our area, New York City, the Super Bowl Host Committee, and GMC have dreamed up Super Bowl Boulevard, a series of football-themed experiences that will take over Times Square the week before the big game. Fans can enjoy a live concert, snap a photo with the Vince Lombardi Trophy, race down a specially made toboggan ride, and lots more. Admission is free and open to the public. FOX, NFL Network, CBS, CNN and ESPN will broadcast the festivities live.

Carmen Lynch, Jim David, Pat Dixon, Seth Herzog, Dan Soder and more! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
January 30, 2014 - New York

DJ ?uestlove Presents Bowl Train - Brooklyn Bowl
January 30, 2014 - Brooklyn

American music legend ?uestlove is continuing his Thursday night residency at Brooklyn Bowl, accompanied by throwback Soul Train videos! His vinyl collection contains more than 50,000 records giving him the ability to tear up the dance floor with the most eclectic sets of hip-hop, house, 80's, rare grooves and a mix of everything in between.

Josh Franklin - 54 Below
January 30, 2014 - New York

Album release concert! Josh Franklin (Ghost, Legally Blonde, Grease, Jersey Boys) performing original tunes from his debut album with special guests Daniel Watts, Abby Mueller, Brian Sears, Alex Finke and an incredible band. Josh has played opposite such stars as Jennifer Hudson, Sutton Foster, Joel Grey, Jessica Walter and Susan Anton, and has toured the country and Canada starring in 1st national tours such as Jersey Boys (Bob Gaudio), Grease (Danny Zuko), Disney's On The Record, All Shook Up (Chad), and most recently Anything Goes (Billy). He has been seen on television in Gossip Girl, The Tony Awards (2007/2011), and A Capitol Fourth along side Barry Manilow, Aretha Franklin and the Sesame Street characters. As a songwriter, Josh released his debut album in 2013 of 11 all-original tunes which can be purchased on iTunes and he was commissioned by his home town, Colorado Springs, to write a theme song for the city entitled Spirit of the Springs. When not performing, Josh is teaching in NYC or at the Colorado Springs Conservatory, of which he proudly spent his youth training. He holds a BFA in Musical Theater from Webster University. He plans to continue to write, record, perform and teach wherever his path may lead him!

PachaTailgate: Hosted by Farrah Abraham - Pacha NYC
January 30, 2014 - New York

On Thursday, January 30th, Pacha NYC (618 W. 46th St.) presents “PachaTailgate,” a special pre-party leading up to the big game, hosted by reality superstars Farrah Abraham and “Real World Ex-Plosion” star Jay G, with music by DJ Riz and TJ Mizell. Guests will enjoy free burgers from 6-7pm and happy hour specials from 6-9pm. Doors open at 6pm with free admission when you RSVP at www.pachanyc.com.

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.

The Parker Quartet - Carnegie Hall
January 31, 2014 - New York

Grammy Award-winning ensemble The Parker Quartet performs Mendelssohn's String Quartet in D Major, Op. 44, No. 1; Thomas Ades's Arcadiana for String Quartet, Op. 12; and Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 9 in E-flat Major, Op. 117.

Open Mic with the Association of Artists and Writers - Lefferts Library
January 31, 2014 - Richmond Hill

Participants can read or display their books, films, videos, songs, plays, dance, poetry and arts, whether published or unpublished. All ages are welcome to watch and participate.

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.

Patina Miller - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
January 31, 2014 - New York

Future Tony Award winners are often spotted early on, from their first or second appearances on the Broadway stage. Liza Minnelli in Flora the Red Menace and Barbra Streisand in I Can Get It for You Wholesale - each gave incandescent performances that audiences and critics loved from the beginning. Patina Miller is in the same storied company. Her first Broadway show, Sister Act, earned her nominations for both a Tony Award and an Olivier Award, and Variety called her "a nonstop dynamo discovery." In her second Broadway show, Pippin, she won the Tony for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical. Her voice is a powerhouse of sound, equal parts dazzle and warmth.

The 15th Annual NFL Super Bowl Gospel Celebration - Theater at Madison Square Garden
January 31, 2014 -

Featuring a slate of entertainers that includes Grammy-winning musicians, active and retired NFL players, a special performance by the NFL Players Choir, celebrity guests, and more.

New Combinations - New York City Ballet
January 31, 2014 -

Balanchine said, "There are no new steps, only new combinations," and each winter NYCB honors this sentiment with a program featuring new work. A sensation at its 2002 premiere, Bigonzetti's Vespro (Italian for vespers) and its cadre of ultramodern congregants make a welcome return. After its fall premiere, Angelin Preljocaj's new ballet receives four additional performances. Liam Scarlett has been making waves both in his native England and stateside, and the final work on the New Combinations program marks his NYCB choreographic debut.

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.

An Evening with David Crosby - City Winery
January 31, 2014 - New York

Open Pop-In-Playtime - Pump It Up
January 31, 2014 - Plainview

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

LEGO Club - Haverstraw Public Library; Village Branch
January 31, 2014 - Haverstraw

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

Kids' Night Out- Pajama Party - M.A.T.S.S. Kids' Gym
January 31, 2014 - Syosset

Wear your pajamas and come join us for a fun night of games & crafts at M.A.T.S.S. Syosset. For more information check out the website for a flyer on this event.

Kids' Night Out- Pajama Party - M.A.T.S.S. Kids' Gym
January 31, 2014 - Bellmore

Wear your pajamas and come join us for a fun night of games & crafts at M.A.T.S.S. For more information check out the website for a flyer on this event.

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
January 31, 2014 - Garnerville

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

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!

Girls' Night Out - Bling Portrait Party - Katonah Museum of Art
January 31, 2014 - Katonah

Get together a group of friends for a girls' night out Bling Portrait Party at the Katonah Museum of Art. Create a self-portrait, one of a friend, or even the family pet with sparkly stones and sequins. Bring a friend to this women-only night at the Museum. Advance registration recommended.

Munchkins and Mishpacha - Congregation Sons of Israel
January 31, 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.

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.

Owl Prowl - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Wildlife Education Center
January 31, 2014 - Cornwall

Visit the nature center for an evening of facts and fiction about owls, the birds of the night. Meet the Museum's live owl then head out into the woods to call in a wild owl. Attendance is limited; pre-paid registration is required. For adults with or without children and children ages 5 and up.

Winter Workshop - Jill's Ceramics
January 31, 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.

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.

Cosmic Public Skate Night - Hommocks Park Ice Rink
January 31, 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 31, 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 31, 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 31, 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.

3, 2, 1…Happy Chinese New Year! - Brooklyn Children's Museum
January 31, 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.

Outdoor Adventures: Nature's Architects - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
January 31, 2014 - Stamford

Join Animal Embassy to discover the talents of a diverse group of creatures that build complicated structures enabling them to survive in their habitats. Explore the architectural feat of nest-building and how some winged creatures labor at making their own, while others take advantage of the structures around them. Learn about burrow-making and the reasons animals create underground environments. Investigate the miraculous formation of webs and the many ways spiders use them to survive. See some amazing artifacts, including nests, and meet Animal Ambassadors such as a young Sulcata tortoise, an Eclectus parrot, a Chilean Rose-haired tarantula, an African hedgehog and more. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required by calling 203-977-6521. Meet at the Overbrook Nature Center building.

Jump-N-Jam Tween Night - Pump It Up Norwalk
January 31, 2014 - Norwalk

Children ages 8-13 can enjoy special effect glow lighting, karaoke, competitions and the new glow money redeemable for promotional prizes. If you want to glow be sure to wear white, tie dye or neon clothing. Admission includes 1 slice of pizza inflatable play and games, drinks, glitter tattoo and a glow necklace.

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.

Family Movie Night - The Moxie Spot
January 31, 2014 - Brooklyn Heights

Enjoy family friendly movies and great food.

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.

'13' the Musical - Take One Performing Arts
January 31, 2014 - Ronkonkoma

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

Parent's Night Out - Tumbling Tunes
January 31, 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 31, 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.

Creative Writing Club - Brooklyn Public Library, Kensington branch
January 31, 2014 - Kensington

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

Ecstatic Music Festival: Hospitality & Face the Music - The Greene Space
January 31, 2014 - Hudson Square

Face the Music, Kauffman Music Center's resident youth ensemble and the only student ensemble in the U.S. dedicated to the creation and performance of music by living classical composers, performs work by widely celebrated composer Hospitality.

After School Ice Skating - Lasker Pool & Rink
January 31, 2014 - Central Harlem

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

Little New-Yorkers - DiMenna Children's Histtory Museum at New-York Historical Society
January 31, 2014 - Upper West Side

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

The Birdland Big Band - Birdland
January 31, 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 | Finale Concert - Peter Jay Sharp Theater
January 31, 2014 - New York

Commemorating the 80th anniversary of the birth of Soviet-Russian composer Alfred Schnittke (1934-1998) and his circle of composers. Anne Manson, conductor; John Holiday, countertenor; Ken Hamao, violin; Juilliard Orchestra. SOFIA GUBAIDULINA Fairytale Poem (Märchen-Poem) (1971)*; GIYA KANCHELI And Farewell Goes Out Sighing... (1999); ALFRED SCHNITTKE Symphony No. 8 (1993)**. * New York Premiere; ** United States Premiere. FREE tickets available 1/10

Parents Night Out Art Party - Art Adventure
January 31, 2014 - Orangeburg

Art Adventure invites parents to drop off their children and enjoy a night out. The evening includes such art party activities as painting with remote controlled cars, organized crafts, free play, games, and more. Pizza and drinks will be provided. Space is limited; registration is required. Children must be potty-trained.

1040 Lounge - Celebrating and Promoting the Arts in the Bronx - Bronx Museum of the Arts
January 31, 2014 - Bronx

Join us for artist talks and performances while enjoying drinks in the company of your neighbors. Featuring photographer Wayne Lawrence and hosted by Publisher of Mosaic Literary Magazine, Ron Kavanaugh. Presented by the Bronx Museum Community Advisory Council. Location: North Wing Lobby

Shabbat Shabooty - Rosenthal JCC Yorktown Branch
January 31, 2014 - Yorktown

Shake your Shabooty! Join in a festive Shabbat with singing and crafts for the kids. Enjoy healthy dinner options for the entire family. RSVP by Thursday, Jan. 30.

“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]

Cirque Fridays - Highline Ballroom
January 31, 2014 - New York

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

Multilingual Mother Goose - Chappaqua Public Library
January 31, 2014 - Chappaqua

Children in grades 1-3 are invited to celebrate the Year of the Horse. Registration required.

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.

Post-Grad Comedy - Gotham Comedy Club
January 31, 2014 - New York

Post-Grad Comedy: Laugh like you did when life was simpler. Real life is difficult. We know. Remember when it wasn’t so hard? When your main concern was not sleeping through class, which party to attend each weekend, or deciding between all the awesome careers that were waiting for you after graduation? Whether it was last year or fifty years ago, everyone remembers how the college years, even with all their challenges, were days when life just wasn’t so complicated. We certainly remember…our parents constantly remind us we’re using our expensive college educations to be comedians! Maybe we can’t bring those simple days back for you or get rid of your bills, but we can help you forget your cares and concerns for a night with smart comedy that will make you laugh out loud. Comics from Comedy Central, HBO, MTV and all the top clubs make you laugh Friday, January 31 at 9:00pm at Gotham Comedy Club.

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.

OUTDOOR ADVENTURES: Nature's Architects - Stamford Museum & Nature Center
January 31, 2014 - Stamford

Join Animal Embassy to discover the talents of a diverse group of creatures that build complicated structures enabling them to survive in their habitats. Explore the architectural feat of nest-building and how some winged creatures labor at making their own, while opportunistic others take advantage of the structures around them. Discuss burrow-making and the reasons animals create underground environments. Investigate the miraculous formation of webs and the many ways spiders use them to survive. See some amazing artifacts, including nests, and meet Animal Ambassadors such as a young Sulcata tortoise, an Eclectus parrot, a Chilean Rose-haired tarantula, an African hedgehog and more.

Black Keys - Roseland Ballroom
January 31, 2014 - New York

Tickets go on sale Jan. 28. http://citi.us/1bOiQg5.

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.

Inherit the Wind - BayWay Arts Center
January 31, 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.

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

13 The Musical - Elwood Middle School
January 31, 2014 - Elwood

Following a move from New York City to small-town Indiana, young Evan Goldman grapples with his parents' divorce, prepares for his impending Bar Mitzvah, and navigates the complicated social circles of a new school and what it really means to be a friend. Music by Jason Robert Brown.

Rusalka - Metropolitan Opera
January 31, 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.

MARTIN GARRIX We Are Animals U.S. Tour - Pacha
January 31, 2014 - New York

On Friday, January 31st, Pacha NYC (618 W. 46th St.) welcomes Martin Garrix, the youngest DJ to hit #1 on Beatport. The 17 year old behind 2013’s mega anthem “Animals” has worked with some of the biggest names in the biz, including Sidney Samson, Dillon Francis, Bassjackers and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, and has remixed the likes of Christina Aguilera. Join Pacha for a special night so you can say you were there for this rising star's Pacha NYC debut. Tickets start at $40 and doors open at 10pm. For more information visit http://pachanyc.com/event/martin-garrix/.

Super Bowl Boulevard - Times Square
January 31, 2014 - Times Square

To celebrate Super Bowl XLVIII coming to our area, New York City, the Super Bowl Host Committee, and GMC have dreamed up Super Bowl Boulevard, a series of football-themed experiences that will take over Times Square the week before the big game. Fans can enjoy a live concert, snap a photo with the Vince Lombardi Trophy, race down a specially made toboggan ride, and lots more. Admission is free and open to the public. FOX, NFL Network, CBS, CNN and ESPN will broadcast the festivities live.

Sherrod Small, Christian Finnegan, Ted Alexandro, Dan Soder, Marina Franklin, Aaron Berg and more! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
January 31, 2014 - New York

Thunderbird American Indian Dancers Annual Dance Concert and Pow-Wow - Theater for the New City
January 31, 2014 - East Village

Dances, stories and traditional music from the Iroquois and Native Peoples of the Southwest and Great Plains regions. A Pow-Wow is more than just a spectator event: it is a joyous reunion for native peoples nationwide and an opportunity for the non-Indian community to voyage into the philosophy and beauty of Native culture. Traditionally a gathering and sharing of events, Pow-Wows have come to include spectacular dance competitions, exhibitions, and enjoyment of traditional foods. Highlights will include Storytelling by Matoka Eagle (Santo Domingo, Tewa), a Hoop Dance by Marie Ponce (Cherokee), a Buffalo Dance (from the Hopi people), a Grass Dance and Jingle Dress Dance (from the Northern Plains people), a Stomp Dance (from the Southeastern tribes), and a Shawl Dance (from the Oklahoma tribes). In the final section of the program, the audience will be invited to join in the Round Dance, a friendship dance.

Niko Tsakalakos - 54 Below
January 31, 2014 - New York

Come celebrate award-winning singer/songwriter Niko Tsakalakos' first live performance marking his debut solo album, The First Snow. Brian Usifer (Music Director, Kinky Boots; Book of Mormon) helms a 7 piece band comprised of players from the Kinky Boots orchestra. The concert will also feature special guest artists who will sing some of Niko's original stand-alone theatre songs as well as songs from his new musicals Alexander Supertramp and Pool Boy. Featuring guest stars Josh Segarra (Lysistrata Jones, TV's The Electric Company) and Kyle Taylor Parker (Kinky Boots, In the Heights national tour), Cortney Wolfson (The Addams Family, Les Miserables) and Justin Matthew Sargent (Bonnie & Clyde, Spider-Man)!

New York Giant John Conner Teams With PAMCO Studios To Help Celebrate The Super Teams With A Special Autograph Signing - Toys R Us Times Square
January 31, 2014 - Times Square

In anticipation of the big game, legendary NFL fullback John Conner, known by fans as ?The Terminator,? will make a special appearance at The Worlds Greatest Toy Store along ?Super Bowl Boulevard? on Friday, January 31. He will meet and greet with fans and sign a limited edition event poster for those who purchase NFL Rush Zone ?Kickoff? Trading Card Game merchandise. Beginning Tuesday, January 21, the first 300 customers to purchase $20 or more of NFL RUSH ZONE merchandise at Toys?R?Us Times Square, including the NFL RUSH ZONE ?Kickoff? Trading Card Game Starter Deck and NFL RUSH ZONE Trading Card Game Booster Pack will be given a ticket to meet John Conner and receive his autograph during a special appearance.* As a pro, Conner has had stints with the New York Jets, Cincinnati Bengals and now with the New York Giants playing fullback and starring on several special teams units. He also has appeared on the HBO reality TV series Hard Knocks.

First Saturdays for Families - What Space Looks Like - New Museum
February 01, 2014 - New York

New Museum First Saturdays for Families are free of charge. This program is designed and recommended for families with children aged between four and fifteen years and includes free New Museum admission for up to two adults per family. Children under eighteen are always admitted free.

Krasnoyarsk National Dance Company of Siberia - Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
February 01, 2014 - Brooklyn

Like a Russian fairy tale come to life, this company of 55 dancers and musicians incorporates colorful folkloric costumes, thrilling choreography, and an orchestra of national folk instruments as it celebrates the rich cultural heritage of its native Siberia.

Carnegie Hall Family Concert: Bang on a Can All-Stars - Carnegie Hall
February 01, 2014 - New York

Freely crossing the boundaries between classical, jazz, rock, world, and experimental music, New York's amplified ensemble Bang on a Can All-Stars (pictured at right), co-founded by 2013-2014 Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair David Lang, present a Carnegie Hall Family Concert. Pre-concert activities take place one hour before each performance and are free to all ticket holders.

Gan Shabbat Service - Bet Torah Nursery School
February 01, 2014 - Mt. Kisco

An inter-active introduction to Shabbat songs, stories and prayers for toddlers up to grade 2 and their families. A kid-friendly Kiddush of refreshments follows each service. Unaffiliated families and intermarried families are invited to join this specially-designed, warm, and welcoming children's program.

Charlie Rosen's Broadway Big Band - 54 Below
February 01, 2014 - New York

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! A full sized jazz orchestra composed of seventeen musicians all play bandleader Charlie Rosen's re-imagined arrangements of an eclectic mix of tunes from Broadway's past, present and beyond! Both modern and classic showtunes are on display in this hugely unique and winning evening, sung by the best and brightest of Broadway's young generation of leading performers in the timeless tradition of a big band. Featuring Nick Blaemire (Godspell, Dogfight), Tony Award Nominee Daniel Breaker (Passing Strange, Shrek: The Musical), Hannah Elless (Godspell, The Other Josh Cohen), Jason Gotay (Bring It On: The Musical, Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark), Rebecca Naomi Jones (Passing Strange, American Idiot), Julia Mattison (Godspell), Andy Mientus (NBC's "Smash," Les Miserables), and Ariana DeBose (Bring It On, Motown).

Game of Thrones Exhibition - Time Warner
Through February 01, 2014 - New York

Prepare for the fourth season of the HBO series (airs April 6) with this traveling exhibition that will send you into the world of Westeros. Featuring costumes, props, armor, and weapons from the show, an interactive experience, and more.

Niv Acosta and Tess Dworman - New York Live Arts
Through February 01, 2014 - New York

Former Fresh Tracks artist (2011) Niv Acosta and dancer-choreographer Tess Dworman present a shared evening. In i shot denzel, Acosta presents the sixth incarnation of a three-year series of "denzels". This newest solo work explores the performance of "blackness" within the context of contemporary or classical movement. Dworman, who appeared on the New York Live Arts stage most recently in Tere O'Connor's Secret Mary, will present her newest work. An improvised solo, this new work explores the fluid nature between shape and identity on the body.

Target First Saturday - Black History Month - Brooklyn Museum
February 01, 2014 - Brooklyn

February 1st's Target First Saturday celebrates Black History Month with artists and performers who engage with the past to create new narratives for the future.

Eleftheria Arvanitaki - Carnegie Hall
February 01, 2014 - New York

Eleftheria Arvanitaki, one of today's most talented Greek singers, brings her unique gift for both rebetiko, a genre of folk music popular with refugees from Asia Minor in the early 20th century, and contemporary Greek music to Carnegie Hall.

Heartbreak Country: Michael John LaChiusa's Stories of America - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
February 01, 2014 - New York

Critically-lauded Michael John LaChiusa is a musical theater composer and lyricist who tells stories from the intimate to the epic, from the obscure to the familiar, and from the light to the dark. LaChiusa is most well-known for The Wild Party (nominated for seven Tony Awards), Marie Christine, and the more recent shows, Queen of the Mist and Giant, as well as his collaborations with the singer Audra MacDonald and others. For his concert on February 1, LaChiusa will bring along Tony nominees Marc Kudisch, Mary Testa, Emily Skinner, and other experienced interpreters of his work. LaChiusa writes modern music, and his songs and musicals epitomize compelling storytelling.

Chinese New Year - New York Philharmonic
February 01, 2014 - New York

Conductor Long Yu, pianist Yuja Wang, violinist Cho-Liang Lin, and cellist Jian Wang perform works by Lu Huanzhi, Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, Dvorak, Yuan Mao, and Tan Dun.

The Music of Now Marathon: Rapid Ear Movement (REM) - Symphony Space
February 01, 2014 - New York

Now in its fifth year, The Music of Now Marathon continues to be a destination for the newest sounds on the musical landscape. This year, join them for a sonic dream journey with an electrifying range of soloists and ensembles.

Charlie Wilson and Friends - Theater at Madison Square Garden
February 01, 2014 -

The former lead vocalist for the Gap Band performs.

Sing Back, Brooklyn with Lloyd H. Miller - Brooklyn Historical Society
February 01, 2014 - Brooklyn Heights

The popular and kooky Lloyd H. Miller delivers a sing-a-long event for the whole family featuring stories, skits, movies, and more. Each month focuses on a different theme.

All Balanchine - New York City Ballet
February 01, 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.

Balanchine and Robbins: Masters at Work - New York City Ballet
February 01, 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.

Sailgate Lunch Cruises - Bateaux New York
Through February 01, 2014 - New York

Take your tailgate to the next level with the new Sailgate Cruises. Bring your friends aboard Bateaux New York for some tailgating fun on the water with a buffet, football-themed decorations, DJ entertainment, and stunning views of NYC.

Watson Adventures' Whodunnit Family Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
February 01, 2014 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a unique murder mystery scavenger hunt for kids 10 & up! A crazed killer is on the loose at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and it's up to you to stop him! The killer has created a scavenger hunt that, when completed, reveals his name, the weapon he used and where he hid the body in the museum. He sent the hunt to the police and dared them to try to solve it. The police need your help. You'll get a list of suspects, weapons and hiding places that are all items in the museum. By following the trail of clues and answering tricky questions, you'll narrow the list of suspects, weapons and places and provide the police with the evidence they need to catch and convict the killer. Can you figure out whodunnit? No knowledge of the museum or art is necessary. You just need sharp eyes and comfy shoes. This hunt is for ages 10 and up. Each team must include at least one kid and one adult, with a maximum of six per team. We recommend more than two people per team for the best sleuthing. Price includes museum admission. Advance purchase is required via http://www.watsonadventures.com. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT, but please do not contact the museum directly.

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.

Advanced Auto Parts Monster Jam - Nassau Coliseum
February 01, 2014 - Uniondale

The event will feature some of the most powerful monster trucks on the circuit. This four-wheeled extravaganza features heart-pounding racing and unbelievable freestyle driving. Monster trucks can fly up to 130 feet (a distance greater than 14 cars side by side) and up to 35 feet in the air.

A Year with Frog and Toad - Fairfield Theatre Company
February 01, 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.

Sensory Storytime - Scarsdale Public Library
February 01, 2014 - Scarsdale

Interactive play and the learning that results helps promote the inclusion of children with special needs into family and community life. With Lindsay Buttenschon from the Kiyoko Brown Lekoteck Center. Lekoteck is an inclusive, family-oriented programming model, which invites children with special needs, their siblings, and their caregivers to promote enjoyment and development. Please register beginning Dec. 30. Ages (chronologically) 3-8.

Cinderella - The Showplace at the Bellmore Movies
February 01, 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."

Kids Workshop - Home Depot - Hawthorne
February 01, 2014 - Hawthorne

Kids learn to build or create a useful, fun product. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a free Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin, and certificate of achievement. Workshops are offered the first Saturday of each month for children ages 5-12.

Kids Workshop - Home Depot - Yonkers
February 01, 2014 - Yonkers

Kids learn to build or create a useful, fun product. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a free Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin, and certificate of achievement. Workshops are offered the first Saturday of each month for children ages 5-12.

Kids Workshop - Home Depot - New Rochelle
February 01, 2014 - New Rochelle

Kids learn to build or create a useful, fun product. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a free Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin, and certificate of achievement. Workshops are offered the first Saturday of each month for children ages 5-12.

Kids Workshop - Home Depot - Mohegan Lake
February 01, 2014 - New Rochelle

Kids learn to build or create a useful, fun product. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a free Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin, and certificate of achievement. Workshops are offered the first Saturday of each month for children ages 5-12.

Kids Workshop - Home Depot - Port Chester
February 01, 2014 - Port Chester

Kids learn to build or create a useful, fun product. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a free Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin, and certificate of achievement. Workshops are offered the first Saturday of each month for children ages 5-12.

Kids Workshop - Home Depot - Bronx Terminal
February 01, 2014 - Bronx

Kids learn to build or create a useful, fun product. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a free Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin, and certificate of achievement. Workshops are offered the first Saturday of each month for children ages 5-12.

Kids Workshop - Home Depot - Bruckner Boulevard
February 01, 2014 - Bronx

Kids learn to build or create a useful, fun product. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a free Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin, and certificate of achievement. Workshops are offered the first Saturday of each month for children ages 5-12. 9am-12pm.

Kids Workshop - Home Depot - Gun Hill Road
February 01, 2014 - Bronx

Kids learn to build or create a useful, fun product. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a free Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin, and certificate of achievement. Workshops are offered the first Saturday of each month for children ages 5-12. 9am-12pm.

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 Littlest Mermaid - Downtown Cabaret Theatre
February 01, 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?

Illuminated - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
February 01, 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.

The Wizard of Oz - CM Performing Arts Center
February 01, 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.

Saturday Open Studio for Teens - Parrish Art Museum
February 01, 2014 - Water Mill

Intermediate and high school students develop observation, drawing, and painting skills with guidance from experienced instructors and inspiration from the Parrish's permanent collection. advance registration required. Visit parrishart.org or call x130 to register.

CINDERELLA - Theatre Three
February 01, 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.

Jay Mohr - Gotham Comedy Club
Through February 01, 2014 - New York

Comedian, actor, radio host and best selling author, Jay Mohr has been performing stand-up comedy for over three decades.

What Makes A Mammal A Mammal? - Lefferts Library
February 01, 2014 -

Animal educator Eric Powers teaches children age 6 and up the qualities that distinguish mammals from other animals by examining fur, tracks, skulls, and even live therapy dogs.

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

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

Piece by Piece: Sculpture - The Museum of Modern Art
February 01, 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.

Junior Engineer: The Bridge Building Challenge - New York Transit Museum
February 01, 2014 - Brooklyn Heights

We have many bridges in New York City – different sizes, types and designs. Bring your family and join the team challenge to design and build a better bridge, using only the materials we supply! For all ages.

Meet Outragehisss Pets - Green Meadow Waldorf School
February 01, 2014 - Chestnut Ridge

Lizards, foxes, chinchillas, toads, spiders, hedgehogs, snakes, sugar gliders, and armadillos. Outragehisss Pets will bring a menagerie of animals for all to see, learn about, and if you're feeling brave, hold or touch. This event will be followed by an open house for the school from 1-4pm.

Homework Help - Bayside Library
February 01, 2014 - Bayside

There's a classic Beatles song with lyrics "I get by with a little help from my friends..." In this program, teen volunteers help children in grades K-8 with their school assignments. Space is limited.

Picture Book Time-Ridgewood - Ridgewood Library
February 01, 2014 - Ridgewood

Children ages 5 and younger accompanied by a parent or other adult caregiver enjoy songs, rhymes and fingerplays.

Dan Nichols and Eighteen - Temple B'nai Torah
February 01, 2014 - Wantagh

In one of their ONLY New York appearances, Dan Nichols and Eighteen will rock the halls. as they bring their wide range of sounds and styles of their energetic Jewish rock music. Dan Nichols and Eighteen can be seen in the film "Road to Eden." To purchase concert tickets call 516-546-9177.

SOUPer Bowl VII - United Methodist Church-Fellowship Hall
February 01, 2014 - Port Washington

Come in from the cold and enjoy a warm and tasty lunch at the 7th annual SOUPer Bowl. Many local restaurants and markets will be donating their best soups for the contest and hope to be voted Port Washington’s 2014 SOUPer Bowl Champ. You are invited to “Buy a Spoon” and become a “Taster.” Then vote for your favorite soups. The winner will receive the “People’s Choice Award.” You will enjoy a great lunch courtesy of the participating food establishments, cast your vote to select the 2014 SOUPer Bowl Champ, and spend some time with your friends and neighbors on a cold winter’s afternoon.

Free Trial Classes in Italian, Spanish, French, and Mandarin Chinese - Language Workshop for Children
February 01, 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.

Gaelic Culture Workshop - Molloy College
February 01, 2014 - Rockville Center

Molloy College's Irish Studies Institute will host free, hands-on workshops in traditional Gaelic culture for adults and children followed by performances in the afternoon. If you or your organization would like to offer a workshop in any of the Gaelic traditional arts [Irish Language arts, visual arts, ceol 7 rince (music & dance), Gaelic sports, Gaelic crafts, and/or Gaelic scholarship such as F�ineachas, Stair, and Ginealas], please contact Jerry Kelly immediately at [email protected] (day) or call him at 516-804-2968 (evenings) to reserve your workshop's classroom.

Winter Wolves! - Wolf Conservation Center
February 01, 2014 - South Salem

Winter offers families a unique opportunity to learn about and observe wolves during their favorite time of year. Guests will visit Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa, and Zephyr as well as the center's other endangered wolves, and enjoy hot beverages in the woodstove-heated classroom. Pre-registration is required. 11am Feb. 1, 8, 9, 15, 19, and 22.

Take Your Child to the Library Day – Story/Craft - Field Library
February 01, 2014 - Peekskill

Join the nationwide campaign dedicated to bringing more children to the library. Enjoy a family storytime and craft at 12pm. In honor of the event, children can pick out a free book anytime between 10am and 4pm.

Day & Night Brunch Club - Highline Ballroom
February 01, 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
February 01, 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

Tot Shabbat - Congregation Sons of Israel
February 01, 2014 - Upper Nyack

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

Delightful Drums - Long Island Children's Museum
February 01, 2014 - Garden City

Chinese New Year, also referred to as Lunar New Year, begins in late January to early February, and marks the beginning of a New Moon. Each year relates to an animal on the Chinese Zodiac. This special holiday includes many traditional celebrations involving food, fireworks, and music to name a few. Come celebrate Chinese New Year 2014, the Year of the Horse, by creating a colorful drum and playing along to traditional Chinese music.

Messy Afternoons - Long Island Children's Museum
February 01, 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.

The History of American Rock and Roll - Madison Theatre at Molloy College
February 01, 2014 - Rockville Centre

JAY SIEGEL��S THE TOKENS The multi-talented Jay Siegel is best known for his soaring falsetto on the classic mega-hit, ��The Lion Sleeps Tonight.�� Born in Brighton Beach, New York, a lifelong friendship with Neil Sedaka began when both attended Lincoln High School in Brooklyn, where in 1955, Sedaka formed The Linc-Tones singing group. A year later, Siegel joined the Linc-Tones and the group name was changed to The Tokens. Siegel and Sedaka and fellow Tokens Cynthia Zolitan and Hank Medress then recorded ��While I Dream�� and ��I Love My Baby�� for Melba Records. As The Tokens, they performed together on their first television show, The Ted Steele Dance Time. In 1958 Sedaka left The Tokens to begin his amazing solo career. Siegel joined Warren Schwartz, Fred Kalkstein and Hank Medress to form Darrell and The Oxfords. Together they recorded the regional hit, ��Picture in My Wallet��. A reformed Tokens group emerged in 1961 with Mitch and Phil Margo joining Medress and Siegel. The group quickly attained prominence with the hit song, ��Tonight I Fell In Love.�� In October 1961, they recorded what has become one of the biggest hit songs of all time, ��The Lion Sleeps Tonight.�� That hit song celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2011. One of the seminal songs of all times, it has enjoyed resurgence in multi-generational popularity thanks to its prominence in the long-running Broadway hit show, The Lion King. Other major hits for The Tokens include, ��He��s in Town��, ��I Hear Trumpets Blow�� and ��Portrait of My Love��. Jay Siegel and the Tokens have also produced many American pop classics, including The Chiffons, ��One Fine Day�� and ��He��s So Fine��, Randy and the Rainbows, ��Denise��, Tony Orlando and Dawn��s, ��Candida��, ��Knock Three Times��, and ��Tie a Yellow Ribbon��, as well as ��I Got Rhythm�� and ��See You in September�� by The Happenings. The Tokens were the first vocal group to produce a million-seller record for another. ��He��s So Fine,�� by the Chiffons. Another Tokens hit production by The Chiffons ��Sweet Talkin�� Guy�� was co-written by music executive Doug Morris, currently CEO of Sony Music Entertainment, whose history with The Tokens goes back to Morris�� days as a staff songwriter and promotion director for Laurie Records. The Tokens enjoyed success recording commercial jingles in the 1970s and 1980s for such products as Benson and Hedges cigarettes (��Silly Millimeter Longer��), Pan American Airlines (��Pan Am Makes the Going Great��), and Clairol hair products (��She Lets Her Hair Down��).Over the years, The Tokens have shared the stage with such greats as The Beatles, Chuck Berry, and Little Richard. THE CRYSTALS When Phil Spector discovered The Crystals, not one was yet out of high school. Their first recording, There��s No Other (Like My Baby) was also their first hit which catapulted them straight to the ��Apollo�� theatre. They continued their successful recordings with five more TOP TEN records: Uptown, He��s A Rebel, He��s Sure The Boy I Love, Da Doo Ron Ron, and Then He Kissed Me. Two of the TOP 50 most popular records in the Rock ��n Roll Hall of Fame belong to The Crystals. The group has scaled from five members to three. The Crystals now consist of Dee Dee Kenniebrew, who was there from the very first recording, Patricia Pritchett-Lewis and Melissa Antoinette Grant. Dee Dee started singing professionally at age 15 with The Crystals, honing her craft while working and watching acts like ��Jackie Wilson, Sam Cooke, Dionne Warwick, The Commodores,�� and many others. Dee Dee went to school with Gregory Hines, Patty Duke, and Bernadette Peters among other stars. While the original girls left one by one in the sixties for various personal reasons and other pursuits, she has carried on The Crystals all the way into the new millennium. ��I hung in for the fans that have stuck with me through the years. Fans whom I promised that as long as they wanted to hear the songs, I would not stop singing them. I appreciate them so much. We��ve had over 40 years together now! I��ve managed to acquire a whole lot of new fans during the 70��s, 80��s and 90��s as well; and that��I just love! �� Patricia has been blessed with one of the finest gifts of live showmanship seen in a long time. The fact that she acts only enhances her ability. You might see her in an episode of ��Law and Order��, ��One Life To Live��, ��As the World Turns�� or ��Saturday Night Live.�� If you are a patron of the theater arts you might have seen her in ��Invisible Fences�� ( Staged Reading-Lark Theatre), ��Truth�� (Staged Screenplay- Inter-borough Repertory Theatre), ��Having Our Say��, (Martha��s Vineyard Playhouse), ��In The Upper Room��, (Symphony Space), ��Black Nativity��, ��Brown Women Who Fly��, Henry Street Settlement) or on the national tour with Theatre works U.S.A. The Crystals are blessed to have her. A truly faithful person, Patricia thanks God for her gifts, her husband, her family, her friends and fans for their unwavering love and support. Melissa joined The Crystals in 2002. Affectionately known as the ��baby�� of the group, she is not new to the entertainment industry. Before joining the legendary Crystals, Melissa toured internationally throughout the countries of Germany, France, Switzerland, Argentina, Chile and Uruguay singing Gospel R&B and Jazz. She has been featured as a soloist for the prestigious Duke Ellington and Princeton Orchestras. Melissa was also cast by the Billie Holliday Theatre for the musical ��Raisin Hell�� created by Motown legend Smokey Robinson and William ��Mickey�� Stevenson. Melissa holds a B.F.A. in music from the City College of New York. Melissa is a real showman and a powerhouse! THE COASTERS The Coasters are an American rhythm and blues/rock and roll vocal group that had a string of hits in the late 1950s. Beginning with ��Searchin���� and ��Young Blood,�� their most memorable songs were written by the songwriting and producing team of Leiber and Stoller.[1] Although the Coasters originated outside of mainstream doo wop, their records were so frequently imitated that they became an important part of the doo wop legacy through the 1960s. The Coasters are a doo-wop group that started in October 1955. The original members of the Coasters were Carl Gardner, Billy Guy, Bobby Nunn, Leon Hughes (who was replaced by Young Jessie on a couple of their early Los Angeles recordings), and guitarist Adolph Jacobs. Jacobs left the group in 1959.[2] The Coasters�� were formed out of the group The Robins, a Los Angeles based rhythm and blues group, which included Carl Gardner and Bobby Nunn. The songwriting team Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller had started Spark Records, and in 1955 produced ��Smokey Joe��s Cafe�� for the Robins[1] (their 5th single with Leiber-Stoller). The record was popular enough that Atlantic Records offered Leiber and Stoller an independent production contract to produce the Robins for the Atlantic label. Only two of the Robins��Gardner and Nunn��were willing to make the move to Atlantic, recording their first songs in the same studio as the Robins had done (Master Recorders). In late 1957 the group moved to New York and replaced Nunn and Hughes with Cornell Gunter and Will ��Dub�� Jones. The new quartet was from then on stationed in New York (although all had Los Angeles roots). The Coasters�� association with Leiber and Stoller was an immediate success. Together they created a string of good-humored ��storytelling�� hits that are some of the most entertaining from the original era of rock and roll.[1] Their first single, ��Down in Mexico,�� was an R&B hit in 1956 and appears (in a re-recording from 1970��still with Gardner singing the lead) on the soundtrack of Quentin Tarantino��s Death Proof. The following year, The Coasters crossed over to the national charts in a big way with the double-sided ��Young Blood��/��Searchin��.�� ��Searchin���� was the group��s first U.S. Top 10 hit, and topped the R&B charts for 13 weeks, becoming the biggest R&B single of 1957 (all these were recorded in Los Angeles). ��Yakety Yak�� (recorded in New York), featuring King Curtis on tenor saxophone, included the famous lineup of Gardner, Guy, Jones, and Gunter, became the act��s only national #1 single, and also topped the R&B chart. The next single, ��Charlie Brown,�� reached #2 on both charts. This was followed by ��Along Came Jones,�� ��Poison Ivy�� (#1 for a month on the R&B chart), and ��Little Egypt (Ying-Yang).�� Today, The Coasters consist of: J.W. Lance �C lead vocals, previously tenor vocals (2001�Cpresent) Primotivo Candelara �C baritone vocals (2008�Cpresent) Eddie Whitfield �C bass vocals (2009�Cpresent) Dennis Anderson �C tenor vocals (2011�Cpresent)

Fundraising Event - Wit and Whim
February 01, 2014 - Port Washington

Wit & Whim is Port Washington's philanthropic gift shop for unique, one-of-a-kind-goods where edgy meets chic and artsy meets affordable. Wit & Whim will be donating profits to the theatre Landmark on Main Street throughout the week of January 27-February 1. Be sure to support this local theatre by purchasing from Wit & Whim.

3rd Annual Mike Chace Memorial Walk - Westmoreland Sanctuary
February 01, 2014 - Mount Kisco

Join Sanctuary director, Steve Ricker for this hike that celebrates the life and legacy of Mike Chace, who served as president of Westmoreland for many years and enjoyed hiking in all seasons. Dress for weather conditions. All ages welcome.

Harvey Cavalier Camp Open House - Harvey Cavalier Camp
February 01, 2014 - Katonah

The Harvey Cavalier Camp will hold an open house on Saturday, Feb 1 (snow date Feb. 8) for the 2014 summer session that runs from June 30-Aug.8. Known as one of the premier summer day camps in Northern Westchester, the Cavalier Camp features a magnificent setting on 125 wooded acres in Katonah. Space is limited for children entering Pre-K through 9th grade. See what makes the Cavalier Camp as exceptional as your child!

Animal Adventures: Gnawing Critters - Teatown Lake Reservation
February 01, 2014 - Ossining

Meet a few of Teatown ambassador animals in this program featuring rodents. Great for families with children over age 4. Pre-registration required; call 914-762-2912 x110.

Chinese New Year Celebration - Brooklyn Public Library, Central branch
February 01, 2014 - Prospect Heights

Join Brooklyn Public Library in welcoming the Year of the Horse. Musical celebrations of man and nature performed by musicians playing the erhu, pipa, zheng, and ruan will ring in the energy and festive spirit of the Lunar New Year.

Music from China Performs Xiang Yue: Songs of Folk Life - Brooklyn Public Library, Central branch
February 01, 2014 - Prospect Heights

Ancient and modern, East and West converge in music performed on Chinese and Western instruments for this celebrate the Lunar New Year. Wang Guowei leads a quartet of erhu, pipa, flute and piano, in an eclectic program of arrangements based on Chinese folk tunes, songs of legendary Hong Kong pop singer Teresa Teng, and Mr. Wang's original compositions.

Mafia Walking Tour - Meet outside of Cacio e Vino
February 01, 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

Make a Gourd House - Lasdon Park, Arboretum & Veterans Memorial
February 01, 2014 - Somers

Create a unique gourd house as shelter for your feathered friends. Pre-register at 914-886-5108 or [email protected]

Almost Groundhog Day! - Lenoir Nature Preserve
February 01, 2014 - Yonkers

What will Punxitawney Phil see tomorrow? See what's wonderful and new coming up, almost spring.

It's Groundhog Day! - Trailside Nature Museum
February 01, 2014 - Cross River

Make a ground hog mask, a puppet and treats. Fee $2 per child; pre-register at 914-864-7322.

Talk, Walk & Listen - Audubon Greenwich
February 01, 2014 - Greenwich

Owls are fascinating hunters of the night with special adaptations. Enjoy a short hike on the Audubon grounds to call and listen for local owls. Wear warm clothing with soft, quiet exterior. Bring a small, non-fluorescent flashlight. Space limited and reservations required to Ted. 203-869-5272 x230.

Sensory Storytime - Mineola Public Library
February 01, 2014 - Mineola

Join in for an interactive storytime with books and activities involving the senses. This program is ideal for children who have difficulty sitting during regular storytime and children with special needs. Ages 2 1/2 to Kindergarten with caregiver.

Take Your Child to the Library Day - New City Library
February 01, 2014 - New City

The library invites parents and their children to participate in this new statewide initiative. Kids can drop by the Children's Department, show their library card (or better yet, apply for one), and get a special prize. While there, enjoy puzzles, books, computers, audiovisual materials, and more.

Curiosity Concerts: Windsync - Greenwich Library
February 01, 2014 - Greenwich

Curiosity Concerts is a series of classical music concerts for families with children ages 5-8 years old and their interested siblings. This inspiring, interactive concert will feature flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French horn. Presented by the Ashforth Children's Concert Series at Greenwich Library's Cole Auditorium.

3, 2, 1…Happy Chinese New Year! - Brooklyn Children's Museum
February 01, 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.

Black History Month: Telling Our Stories - Brooklyn Children's Museum
February 01, 2014 - Crown Heights

Children age 5 and older explore community artifacts and hear stories, including their own to share.

Moon Science - Brooklyn Children's Museum
February 01, 2014 - Crown Heights

Kids celebrate Lunar New Year by making a flip book of the moon cycle, playing with some "moon sand", and taking home a recipe to make their own.

The Night Sky - Wolfe's Pond Park
February 01, 2014 - Staten Island

Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system. Observe the cosmos and discuss the science, history, and folklore of the universe. Telescopes provided or bring your own.

Family Art Project: Nature's Music - An Illustrious Residents Event - Wave Hill
February 01, 2014 - Bronx

Collect a sample of twigs, leaves, and seeds, or use the ones provided. Then, join visiting artist Donna Maria de Creeft in celebrating the presence of Toscanini at Wave Hill. Create a collage with natural materials and incorporate imaginary music. Assemble everything into a mixed-media, pocket-style, accordion book to take home. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until 12pm.

Winter Survival Wonders: Talk and Walk - Wave Hill
February 01, 2014 - Bronx

How do plants and animals survive harsh New York winters? Naturalist Gabriel Willow combines a multimedia presentation with an outdoor walk to illustrate the challenges faced by plants and animals during the chilliest months. Witness some amazing adaptive strategies that help them survive, from hibernation to migration to "anti-freeze-laced" blood. Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

A Family Dance Party with Josh and the Jamtones - Symphony Space
February 01, 2014 - Upper West Side

Josh and the Jamtones are a Boston-based interactive dance party kids band. Their sound is a musical mash-up of artists such as Bob Marley, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, and Jack Johnson, seamlessly blended into a Muppet-like musical cocktail. Kids and parents alike can expect loads of fun, rock 'n' roll with a ska beat, and the energy level of a runaway locomotive.

Kids' Club - Crafty Valentine's Day Bags - Michael's
February 01, 2014 - Hartsdale

Children ages 3 and older make craft a fun treat bag for Valentine's Day. Classes are 30 minutes long. Book at michaels.com or call the store.

Picture This! Saturday Story Time - Katonah Museum of Art
February 01, 2014 - Katonah

Kids stretch their bodies and imaginations as they learn yoga poses and listen to stories about kids who move in unusual ways. Featured books will be "Stretch" by Doreen Cronin, "Babar's Yoga for Elephants," by Laurent de Brunhoff, "Be a Frog, a Bird, or a Tree" by Rachel Carr, and "From Head to Toe" by Eric Carle. After the reading, all are invited to create mixed media mandalas in the Learning Center. Sponsored by Little Joe's Books.

Spotlight: Broadway! - The Klein Memorial Auditorium
February 01, 2014 - Bridgeport

The Fairfield County Children's Choir presents its 19th annual Broadway themed concert. Many of Connecticut's best student soloists will step into the spotlight when the FCCC raises the curtain on a selection of Broadway showstoppers. The group of 300 young singers will present favorites from the hit musicals the Lion King, Godspell, the Sound of Music and the Secret Garden. The FCCC orchestra will join the children on stage. Jon Noyes, Lisa Bettke, Kevin Cotellese, and Ashley Zadravecz will conduct. In addition to the concert, a gala silent auction to benefit the choir will be conducted at the Klein before the concert and during intermission.

Coffee Bark - Prospect Park Picnic House
February 01, 2014 - Park Slope

Bring your canines to the park for treats and great company. FIDO in Prospect Park offers free goodies for dogs and their owners, and also provides information pertaining to off-leash activities and issues. Meet in the Meadow beside the Picnic House. Rain or Shine.

Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl Experience - Discovery Times Square
Through February 01, 2014 - New York

In honor of the 10th anniversary of PUPPY BOWL, Animal Planet in collaboration with the ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), is bringing the PUPPY BOWL EXPERIENCE live to New York City! Fans can join the celebration for the whole week leading up to the big game at Discovery Times Square. The event will be held daily Please visit AnimalPlanet.com/PuppyBowl later this month for the daily schedule. Visitors will get a chance to learn about the history of PUPPY BOWL during a walk through the Hall of Fame; enjoy live puppy action on the replica field featuring rescued pups from the ASPCA; and visit interactive booths including a tail-gate area with games and face painting, a "kissing booth" for a smooch from a lovable pooch, a chance to step into the press box to call a game, and much more. Guests will also get the chance to meet and snuggle some furry friends and even find a new family member at on-site adoption events hosted by the ASPCA with the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals daily between 4 - 7 PM.

Interactive Special Needs Resource Fair - Mosaic School
February 01, 2014 - Wantagh

Join in for a fun event to help special needs children of all ages prepare for life’s challenges. Speak with caring professionals devoted to enriching the lives of children and their families. Interactive Breakout Sessions, Exhibition Hall, Music Therapy, Art Therapy, Counseling, Legal & Educational Seminars. Children's Activities,Arts & Crafts, Yoga, Zumba, Games, Prizes, Magic.

Krasnoyarsk National Dance Company of Siberia - Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
February 01, 2014 - Midwood

Described as a "Russian fairy tale come to life," the Krasnoyarsk company and its 55 dancers and musicians incorporate folkloric costumes and national folk instruments to capture Siberian cultural heritage.

Nintendo Wii Night - The Moxie Spot
February 01, 2014 - Brooklyn Heights

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

The Comedy Kickoff - Beacon Theatre
February 01, 2014 - New York

Featuring Sommore, Bruce Bruce, Arnez J, Tony Rock and Gary Owen.

Shadow Box Theater presents The African Drum - PS 3, The Bedford Village School
February 01, 2014 - Bedford-Stuyvesant

The Shadow Box Theater honors Black History Month with its adaptation of this African folktale. As always, the show features unique shadow puppetry and accompaniment from drums and guitar.

Children's Valentine Crafts - Honestly Delicious Cafe
February 01, 2014 - Garden City

Each child makes their own Valentine's Card and get a free heart-shaped cookie. Free craft for children ages 3-8 most Saturday 11am to 4pm. Call store for details 516-328-2253.

Artist Conversation - Jennifer Dunnington - Mercy College Lecture Hall
February 01, 2014 - Dobbs Ferry

Spend the afternoon with award winning music editor, Jennifer Dunnington, whose work includes major Hollywood films such as "The Wolf of Wall Street," "The Hobbit," "Hugo," and "Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring." Through demonstration and conversation, Jennifer will show how a soundtrack is created track by track, from silence to the final result. Q & A to follow. Donations at the door. For reservations and information, email [email protected] or call 914-412-5120.

Touchdown at Bronx Terminal Market! - Bronx Terminal Market
February 01, 2014 - Bronx

Touchdown at Bronx Terminal Market! On Saturday, February 1st from 12pm-3pm, get ready for the Super Bowl at Bronx Terminal Market! Score big for the big game with activities that include: * Meet Ottis Anderson, retired New York Giants player and Super Bowl MVP * Interactive throwing clinic with local collegiate football team * Inflatable football slide and bounce house courtesy of BX Sports * Free Hot Chocolate from Applebee's * On-site promotional giveaways, prizes and more! All activities are free and open to the public. For any questions, please contact Auster Agency at 718.243.1414

Crafts Day - Astoria Center of Israel
February 01, 2014 - Astoria

Celebrate the Jewish New Year for Trees (Tu B'Shvat)with fun arts and crafts activities! Everyone will be able to help build the forest -- a mural of trees! -- through drawing, painting, coloring or cutting out leaves and trees. Fun with coloring, painting, stenciling, and mod podging! $5 materials fee (or bring any of the following: pictures of trees (up to 12 inches), paper, glue, crayons, color pencils, scissors.) Refreshments for sale. Come participate and join the fun.

The Booth: The Last Days of Film Projection - Museum of the Moving Image
February 01, 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.

Kids Club - Queens Center Mall-Lower Level, Jcpenney Wing
February 01, 2014 - Elmhurst

Join a cool club in Queens! Powered by National Geographic Kids, this a great opportunity for kids to learn in a fun, interactive setting featuring creative activities and games that focus on discovery through play. Kids receive a membership card, great discounts at participating Queens Center stores and a special gift on your birthday. It's easy to join. Just grab Mom, Dad or a grown up and stop by Guest Services, Level 1, Macys Wing (across from Applebee's), and have them fill out a membership form for you.

'Pirate Pete's Parrot' - The Secret Theatre
February 01, 2014 - Long Island City

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

The Installation Party - Museum of the Moving Image
February 01, 2014 - Astoria

Translation Party (2009, 2013) by Will Carlough and Richard Boenigk uses machine translation to convert an English phrase into Japanese, then convert that result back into English, continuing this process until the phrase stops changing, or reaches "equilibrium" in the words of its creators. This intentional misuse pushes a translation engine to its absurd end, feeding the software its own words to put its contortions on display as it struggles to understand them. The ordeal ends when what it swallows and what it spits up are indistinguishable; the more mangled the phrase, the more successful the interaction. The viewer delights both in watching a computer persistently fail to understand the complexity of language and attempting to derive meaning from its nonsensical output. Since the website launched in 2009, machine translation has become considerably more precise, and Translation Party results are frequently more intelligible. Translation Party, then, is both a celebration of the complexity of human expression and an ironic farewell to the exclusivity of another complex skill once practiced solely by humans. Museum of the Moving Image presents an installation version of the original website in its lobby. Visitors can send text messages to the installation and see them translated in real time on a 50-foot-wide projection.

Penguin Party - Alley Pond Environmental Center
February 01, 2014 - Douglaston

Wintertime is a great time for kids ages 3-4 to appreciate how perfectly penguins are adapted to life in the snow. Stories, photos and actual penguin feathers are used to explore how these lovable birds survive and raise chicks in the freezing cold. Meet live animals (sorry no penguins). A snack and craft are included. Participants must be toilet trained.

Elf on the Shelf Birthday Version Storytime - Barnes and Noble-Utopia Center
February 01, 2014 - Fresh Meadows

Don't miss this super special shindig. Kids are invited to celebrate a new tradition! In Santa's Christmas village, the elves have their own special way of celebrating birthdays�a tradition that goes back thousands of years. Now, at the request of children around the world, Santa has given special permission for his scout elves to share that tradition with the families who love them. But an elf cannot come to a birthday party unless it is invited. Featuring a visit from the Elf, stories, activities and more!

Minecraft Club - Wilton Library
February 01, 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. Registration required; no fee.

Star Wars Visit - Wilton Library
February 01, 2014 - Wilton

Are you strong in the force? Are you ready to battle against the Dark Side? If you are a true Jedi Master, come to the Wilton Library to meet multiple characters from the Star Wars Universe, represented by the Connecticut 501st Garrison. A wonderful opportunity for photo-ops. Children may dress in costume if they wish. No registration required.

Mommy and Baby Yoga - Wilton Library
February 01, 2014 - Wilton

Come to Mommy and Baby Yoga. Sign up your 6 week to pre-crawler baby for a fun time of Yoga with Chiara Rose. Additional dates: 02/8 and 15. Registration required.

Super Bowl Boulevard - Streets of Midtown Manhattan
Through February 01, 2014 - Midtown Manhattan

The world is primed and ready for the Super Bowl, and NY is ready for it's Broadway Debut too. The legendary Manhattan street known as Broadway has seen its fair share of amazing stars and spectacles. But come January 29th, 2014, the NFL will be adding its footprint to the history of Broadway when it unveils Super Bowl Boulevard, set between 34th and 47th streets. Super Bowl Boulevard will be open each day of Super Bowl Week, from Wednesday, January 29th to Saturday, February 1st, and will be open daily from noon to 10:00 PM. To fill 13 full New York City blocks, Super Bowl Boulevard will feature a huge lineup of fan-focused football themed attractions. From a nightly autograph center and concert stage, to video projection screens, to an incredible 60-foot tall toboggan run-Super Bowl Boulevard is sure to be the epicenter of every football fan's world during Super Bowl Week. No matter the weather, Broadway will be abuzz with visitors and football fans waiting to embrace Super Bowl XLVIII and Super Bowl Boulevard will be ready! Stay up to date on all things Super Bowl XLVIII at www.nynjsuperbowl.com

Take Your Child to the Library Day - Fairfield Public Library
February 01, 2014 - Fairfield

Celebrate your child's visit to their Library with a family story time at 10am and a craft table open all day. Bring your library card for a chance to win a prize pack or get a library card that day if you don't have one. This is a drop-in program.

Take Your Child to the Library Day! - Fairfield Woods Branch Library
February 01, 2014 - Fairfield

Celebrate your young child's visit to their Library with a family story time at 11am and a craft table open all day. Bring your library card for a chance to win a prize pack or get a library card that day if you don't have one. This is a drop-in program.

Take Your Child to the Library Day! Valentine Card Workshop - Fairfield Woods Branch Library
February 01, 2014 - Fairfield

Make a hand-crafted 4-layer card for your Valentine. For children in grades 1-5. Registration required.

Teen Service Saturday - Fairfield Public Library
February 01, 2014 - Fairfield

Need community service hours for school, church or whatever? Drop in to the Teen Room on the first Saturday of each month to help out in the Library.

Around the World Creative Kids - Stepping Stones Museum
February 01, 2014 - Norwalk

Learn about life in Ghana. Tickets required. For ages and and older.

Puppet Ministry Program - Peace Mission Church
February 01, 2014 - Jamaica

Enjoy this "interactive" puppet presentation for the whole family. When Samson fell for Delilah, a woman from the Valley of Sorek, it marked the beginning of his downfall and eventual demise. Samson was judge over Israel at the time and had been taking out great vengeance on the Philistines—but that's another story. Puppets will perform the powerful Bible story of "Samson and Delilah (including sound effects) and more. Snack provided. For more information call Rev. Vivian Garrett.

Watson Adventures' Brooklyn Museum Blitz Scavenger Hunt - Brooklyn Museum
February 01, 2014 - Brooklyn

Join Watson Adventures on a unique, scavenger hunt for adults! Discover New York's most underrated museum – the Brooklyn Museum - featuring outstanding collections of art from America, Europe, Egypt, Africa and Asia, including rooms and entire houses that let you step into 19th-century America. You'll encounter an African Elephant Man, Rodin masterpieces, an image of Niagara Falls so realistic you might feel the spray, John D. Rockefeller's Moroccan parlor, the Rocky Mountains, a Zambian cross-dresser, and Noah’s Ark, to name just a few of the surprising sights. You don't need to know anything about art or the museum – you just need sharp eyes and comfy shoes. Discover why this is one of our staff's favorite "best-kept secret" hunt. Price includes museum admission. Advance purchase is required via http://www.watsonadventures.com. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT.

Watson Adventures' Murder at the Met Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
February 01, 2014 - New

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

Dear Edwina - A Musical Comedy - John W. Engeman Theater at Northport
February 01, 2014 - Northport

Dear Edwina is a heartwarming musical about the joys of growing up. Follow the adventures of advice-giver extraordinaire, Edwina Spoonapple as she directs the kids from her neighborhood in production number after hilarious production number of her “Advice-A-Palooza” extravaganza.

School-Business Partnerships of Long Island's FIRST LEGO League Qualifying Tournaments - Central Islip High School
February 01, 2014 - Central Islip

This year’s challenge is Nature's Furysm,in which children ages 9-14 years old will research and present their own creative solutions to one of the largest international issues — natural disasters — which have affected nearly 3 billion people globally. Children and their coaches will utilize robots to solve a set of natural disaster missions. Some will include positioning an evacuation sign, clearing an airplane's runway of debris, and developing solutions that they can potentially use in the future.

The Edge of Night - Heckscher State Park
February 01, 2014 - East Islip

Enjoy an evening walk to listen and search for the creatures that come out as the sun sets. On the walk, you will do activities that test your night senses and uncover the adaptations of the animals that come out during the quiet evening hours. Call 63-581�1072 to reserve a spot.

luludi's terrarium class for kids - luludi living frames
February 01, 2014 - Astoria

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

Inherit the Wind - BayWay Arts Center
February 01, 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.

Disney's The Little Mermaid, Jr., Presented by Ovations Dance Repertory - Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts
February 01, 2014 - Patchogue

Journey “Under the Sea” with Ovations Dance Repertory Company, Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr., adapted from Disney’s 2008 Broadway production. In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home – and her fins – behind and live in the world above. But first she'll have to defy her father King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she’s the girl whose enchanting voice he’s been seeking.

Doo-Wop Wed Widing Hood - BroadHollow's BayWay Arts Centre
February 01, 2014 - East Islip

It’s the 1950s, hula-hoops are in high demand, and so is Little Red Riding Hood. Three Princes want to woo Red Riding Hood and a competition ensues. A comical take on the classic tale.

Disney's Aladdin - Studio Theatre
February 01, 2014 - Lindenhurst

Welcome to Agrabah, where every beggar has a story and every camel has a tail. All of your favorite characters are here in this adaptation of the Disney� hit, including Aladdin, Jasmine, and of course, the Genie.

13 The Musical - Elwood Middle School
February 01, 2014 - Elwood

Following a move from New York City to small-town Indiana, young Evan Goldman grapples with his parents' divorce, prepares for his impending Bar Mitzvah, and navigates the complicated social circles of a new school and what it really means to be a friend. Music by Jason Robert Brown.

East of the Sun, West of the Moon - The Gallery Players
February 01, 2014 - Park Slope

East of the Sun, West of the Moon is a theatrical production based on the Scandinavian version of "Beauty and The Beast."

L'Elisir d'Amore - Metropolitan Opera
February 01, 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

Madama Butterfly - Metropolitan Opera
February 01, 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.

Under the Sea Special! - Long Island Science Center
February 01, 2014 - Riverhead

Swim on down to learn about marine life. Participate in aquatic themed activities and crafts; Adopt a fish.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - John W. Engeman Theater at Northport
February 01, 2014 - Northport

Old friends, plus a few new ones, are here in this marvelous musical adaptation. Meet the captivating Princess Snow White, the prince, the evil queen and, of course, the seven mischievous dwarfs — Sarge, Gabby, Gloomy Gus, Ticklish, Spritely, Snore, and Slowpoke. There’s also a hilarious palace cat and an enchanted vixen — a fox, you could say. Following the traditional storyline, the fairy tale is brought to life with an eclectic score of toe-tapping tunes.

KENWAL DAY CAMP OPEN HOUSE - Kenwal Day Camp
February 01, 2014 - Melville

Come down to Kenwal and meet with one of the directors who will be happy to answer all your questions and take you and your camper around the 20 acre camp grounds.

Celebrate Ground Hog Day! - The Maritime Explorium
February 01, 2014 - Port Jefferson

Construct your own shadow puppets and make them dance for your friends.

Family Workshop: Fantastic Foodimals - Sony Wonder Technology Lab
February 01, 2014 - Upper East Side

I'll have an Applepython, please! Come create your own foodimal—part food, part animal—inspired by the movie "Cloudy with A Chance of Meatballs 2." Using feathers, felt, googly eyes you can create Mosquitoast, Flamangos, Shrimpanzees and more! Reservations of up to four children can be made by calling 212-833-8100 x3. Reservations can be made Monday through Friday beginning two weeks prior to the event date.

Super Bowl Boulevard - Times Square
February 01, 2014 - Times Square

To celebrate Super Bowl XLVIII coming to our area, New York City, the Super Bowl Host Committee, and GMC have dreamed up Super Bowl Boulevard, a series of football-themed experiences that will take over Times Square the week before the big game. Fans can enjoy a live concert, snap a photo with the Vince Lombardi Trophy, race down a specially made toboggan ride, and lots more. Admission is free and open to the public. FOX, NFL Network, CBS, CNN and ESPN will broadcast the festivities live.

Third Annual Astoria School Symposium - Astoria Lutheran School
February 01, 2014 - Astoria

Ths event is an opportunity for schools and parents to share information about educational opportunities for Astoria children. The symposium will consist of two components: a fair and a forum. The fair will be ongoing in the church basement from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. School representatives will be staffing booths and answering questions from families about their school. At the forum, parents who have undergone the admission process will review with families the procedures for Astoria nurseries, preschools (including UPK), and kindergarten. There will also be forums on special topics, including gifted and talented and the private elementary school process. The event is free to the public but registration is required at www.nyschool.org The Third Annual Astoria School Symposium is sponsored by Holistic Moms Network Queens Chapter, The Catholic Charities Brooklyn & Queens - Latinos Success Through Education Program, several local businesses, and community volunteers.

CircusYoga Workshop for the Whole Family - Karma Kids Yoga
February 01, 2014 - West Village

CircusYoga blends the consciousness of yoga with the communal celebration of circus. Foster connection, play, trust and skill building through a wide range of experiences, including group games, Flying Partner Yoga, partner acrobatics, Thai massage, and circus skills—juggling, balancing, devil sticks. Parents, aunts, uncles, and grandparents to participate with children 5 and older. Bring your friends and families and join CircusYogis Shari and Jen, for this workshop that embraces the principles of play, connection, and celebration. Enjoy the spirit of community as you explore circus and yoga that is both accessible and adventurous. And learn how to "fly"!

Shabbat @ The JCC – IDENTITY DAY! - The JCC In Manhattan
February 01, 2014 - New York

WHO: Storybook Theater: The Only One Club; Community Cinema: Brighton Beach Memoirs; Alice Kogan and The Cheburashka Project Workshop for Families: What Makes You Who You Are?; Performing Arts Workshop with Rebeca Diaz; What's Jewish Got To Do With Identity? Lecture; Express Yourself in a Writer’s Workshop; A Cappella Concert: Three Pints Shy and much, much more!!! WHAT: R&R Saturdays are FREE at the JCC! Make your Shabbat afternoon special and share in our community. Workshops, Art, Yoga, Meditation, Food, Music, Study Sessions, film, creative art projects, Spa Experiences, Indoor & Outdoor play! There are programs for both children and adults. Guaranteed fun for the whole family! All are welcome. For more information: www.jccmanhattan.org/rr or join our Facebook page for updated information https://www.facebook.com/pages/RR-Shabbat-at-The-JCC-in-Manhattan/193553367387562

Learn and Play with Flip ‘n Check - Bank Street Bookstore
February 01, 2014 - upper West Side

Flip 'n Check is a perfect tool for young puzzlers who can't get enough mazes, crosswords, dot-to-dots, and word searches. Developed by high school students enrolled in the Teen Entrepreneur Bootcamp program, the creators will demonstrate this fun way to learn. Flip 'n Check is a twist on traditional dry-erase activity games, allowing kids ages 5 and and older a chance to view their responses. Puzzles can be selected, solved, then checked for results. All profits earned will be returned to to the program to help expand entrepreneurial learning.

Lunar New Year Family Festival 2014 - Museum of Chinese in America
February 01, 2014 - Lower Manhattan

The Museum of Chinese in America will usher in the Year of the Horse with a day-long festival, Gallop into the New Year with MOCA. Visitors of all ages are invited to MOCA’s popular annual festival to celebrate Chinese cultural traditions and the arts, with tours, workshops, and performances on Feb. 1. The festival will kick-off with an array of zodiac-themed arts and crafts activities throughout the day. Also on schedule: an awe-inspiring lion dance performance and workshop by United East Athletic Association; making rattle drums and learning paper folding; embarking on storytelling journeys with the Dim Sum Warriors; and swaying along with Chinatown's Red Silk Dancers.

Thunderbird American Indian Dancers Annual Dance Concert and Pow-Wow - Theater for the New City
February 01, 2014 - East Village

Dances, stories and traditional music from the Iroquois and Native Peoples of the Southwest and Great Plains regions. A Pow-Wow is more than just a spectator event: it is a joyous reunion for native peoples nationwide and an opportunity for the non-Indian community to voyage into the philosophy and beauty of Native culture. Traditionally a gathering and sharing of events, Pow-Wows have come to include spectacular dance competitions, exhibitions, and enjoyment of traditional foods. Highlights will include Storytelling by Matoka Eagle (Santo Domingo, Tewa), a Hoop Dance by Marie Ponce (Cherokee), a Buffalo Dance (from the Hopi people), a Grass Dance and Jingle Dress Dance (from the Northern Plains people), a Stomp Dance (from the Southeastern tribes), and a Shawl Dance (from the Oklahoma tribes). In the final section of the program, the audience will be invited to join in the Round Dance, a friendship dance.

Michele Lee - 54 Below
Through February 01, 2014 - New York

Following her acclaimed concert "Catch the Light," this all new show finds the stunning Michele Lee making a rare appearance in New York for three nights only. Ms. Lee's new concert boasts an eclectic songbook, with classics she popularized as well songs from those magical composers, lyricists, and artists with whom she has worked and shared stages in every medium. A multiple Emmy and Tony-nominated actor, Michele Lee has starred in CBS's "Knots Landing" as well as such classic Broadway musicals as the original How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and Seesaw. Michele is the consummate "knock 'em dead" entertainer who enthralls audiences, from stories that tickle the funnybone to ballads that cut deep into the soul. With a brilliant quintet led by arranger/conductor extraordinaire Ron Abel, Ms. Lee's engagement at 54 Below will be a fantastic night of flat out fun and stories for the ages.

Saturday Pool Party - The Grace Hotel Aqua Bar and Lounge
February 01, 2014 - New York City

In the bustling heart of New York City, it’s hard to pick one jewel in Times Square, but the fact that The Grace Hotel D.I.P. Aquabar + Lounge is the only swim-up bar in the area makes it a prime candidate. The Grace Hotel D.I.P. Aquabar + Lounge is ranked second among FoxNews.com's top 10 swim-up bars, included in TripAdvisor's globe-spanning list of 10 swim-up bars, and listed in Details' five swankiest hotel micro-pools in New York. The multilevel lounge surrounds a heated indoor pool, which is outfitted with a bar that serves specialty cocktails, nightly drink specials, and dispenses VIP bottle service as DJs spin house and electronica tunes in the background. If you have been to one of our events in the past, you already know what you are in for. If you haven't been to one yet, now is your chance. Saturday at The Grace Hotel will be memorable. It is NYC's only swim-up bar and lounge! This Hot Spot brings you a funky, A-List Crowd. Music: DJ Catalyst spinning House, EDM, Top 40. Age: Everyone must be 21 and over to enter the venue. Drink Specials: Sponsored Open Bar from 10-11pm with Pool Pass

Astoria School Symposium - Astoria School Symposium
February 01, 2014 - Astoria

The event is meant to help our families make the most informed choice for their child(ren)’s education. This will be an opportunity to gain the needed information for registration, to speak directly with school representatives and to connect directly with other parents in the know”. This event will cover Astoria’s nurseries, preschools, kindergarten, public, private, and charter schools. Representatives from Gifted and Talented, Special Education, and Dual Language programs will be present.

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.

Master Class: Olga Kern, piano - 92nd Street Y
Through February 02, 2014 - New York

Since winning the Gold Medal at the 2001 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, Olga Kern has performed around the world as concerto artist, recitalist and festival participant.

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.

Rennie Harris Puremovement - Joyce Theater
Through February 02, 2014 - New York

Rennie Harris Puremovement has been thrilling audiences since 1992 when Philly's Rennie Harris founded it on the belief that hip-hop was the most important original expression of a new generation. The Joyce engagement takes a look back at some of the important and compelling pieces that display the company's well-earned reputation for capturing the fierce urban spirit of this art form. Program highlights are an excerpt from the multi-award winning Rome and Jewels and P-Funk, which begins happily with four dancers b-boying, locking, and popping, before descending into darkness. Also on tap -- the fiercely athletic Students of the Asphalt Jungle and the probing March of the Antmen, with both works telling gripping stories through potent movement.

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!

Matt Wilson Quartet with Special Guest John Medeski - Gathering Call - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center
Through February 02, 2014 - New York

Matt Wilson is a phenomenal drummer who has played with, and been praised by, a seemingly endless list of contemporary jazz greats. In addition to his instrumental skills, he receives constant praise as a bandleader and a creative force who experiments and pushes both sidemen and genre boundaries alike, while remaining widely accessible in every context. Joining the group this time will be Wilson's longtime friend and musical partner, John Medeski, whose feel, energy, deep roots, wide range, and "incredible instincts just blew the band away." Funnily enough, the simple -- albeit far too rare -- element that really elevates Wilson's performances (and you'd be hard pressed to find a concert or record review that doesn't mention this), is his obvious and unadulterated joy. Wilson's sense of humor, tireless smile, and wild, spirited energy acts as the catalyst to everyone onstage and off feeling good and having FUN. So whether you're feeling great, feeling down, or anything in between, make sure you don't miss out! These sets are going to lift your spirits.

The Art of Alabama Food - Chelsea Market
Through February 02, 2014 - New York

In January 2014, The Art of Alabama Food, a traveling exhibit documenting the beloved and varied cuisine of Alabama, will make its way to Chelsea Market for a week-long exhibition. The art gallery-style pop up is open to the public and on display from January 27th to February 2nd. Come and feast your eyes on 36 images from 100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama Before You Die, designed to inform and entice with imagery from a culinary capital of the South. Be sure to download the free mobile app to experience the list in its entirety.

Super Bowl Sale - Sony Store
Through February 02, 2014 - New York

In the week leading up to the Super Bowl in NYC/NJ, the Sony Store in midtown Manhattan will be offering a slew of savings and "the best TVs for every TD."

Open House - Ar Men Learning Center
Through February 02, 2014 - Bayside

Kids that need help with homework can benefit and parents can learn about the Enrichment Program, Test Prep and Private Tutoring.

Super Bowl Special Rates - Cars Co.
Through February 03, 2014 - New York

During the week of the Super Bowl, leave the driving and parking to CarsCo and the stress at home. They are offering competitive rates on regular days leading up to Feb 2nd as well as on the day of the Super Bowl. They can accommodate any group size and are offering flat rates (which will NOT change based on time of day or demand) and hourly rates as quoted. Booking in advance is advised, which will leave you enough time to get your touchdown dance ready! Rates do not include tolls, gratuity or tax.

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.

Thunderbird American Indian Dancers Annual Dance Concert and Pow-Wow - Theater for the New City
Through February 09, 2014 - New York

Dances, stories and traditional music from the Iroquois and Native Peoples of the Southwest and Great Plains regions. A Pow-Wow is more than just a spectator event: it is a joyous reunion for native peoples nationwide and an opportunity for the non-Indian community to voyage into the philosophy and beauty of Native culture. Traditionally a gathering and sharing of events, Pow-Wows have come to include spectacular dance competitions, exhibitions, and enjoyment of traditional foods. Highlights will include Storytelling by Matoka Eagle (Santo Domingo, Tewa), a Hoop Dance by Marie Ponce (Cherokee), a Buffalo Dance (from the Hopi people), a Grass Dance and Jingle Dress Dance (from the Northern Plains people), a Stomp Dance (from the Southeastern tribes), and a Shawl Dance (from the Oklahoma tribes). In the final section of the program, the audience will be invited to join in the Round Dance, a friendship dance.

Pedro Pan - The Chain Theatre
Through February 09, 2014 - Long Island City

The TRUF presents a world-premiere of a new children's musical that explores the power of friendship, family and hope when you're a stranger in a new world. The year is 1962 and Pedro, a young boy from Cuba, is sent alone to the US by his parents to protect him from the growing dangers of Havana. Pedro Pan is a bilingual performance based on the real life events of Operación Pedro Pan where Pedro must learn to navigate being a 'lost boy' in a new world while holding on to the shadow of his former life. Book and Direction by Rebecca Aparicio Music and Lyrics by Stephen Anthony Elkins

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.

Noise in the Waters - La MaMa E.T.C
Through February 16, 2014 - NY

"A memorable show that should absolutely not be missed....The black satirical tone to which Martinelli has long accustomed us is coloured by the Fratelli Mancuso's music of land and the faraway, and by Renda’s intensity, taut with a note of pain, of pietas, that move and wound. The show leaves us astonished, indignant and not only: it digs beneath indifference, carving out faces, stories and sufferings that continue to live within us for days." – Corriere della Sera-Bologna. Supported by Amnesty International and lionized by Italian critics, this dark, intense melologue (short work for voice and music) protests the indifference of Fortress Europe to the everyday tragedy of refugees from Africa, who have perished for years in the Strait of Sicily on fruitless sea voyages to escape massacres and starvation in their homelands. Teatro delle Albe is one of the most important theatre companies on the Italian and international scene. Its prizes include 14 Ubu Prizes (the "Oscars" of Italian theater), the award by Lo straniero dedicated to the memory of Carmelo Bene, the judges' prize at the International Fadjr Festival of Teheran, two "Golden Laurels" from the Mess International Festival in Sarajevo and the career achievement prize from the festival Journées Théâtrales de Carthage in Tunis.

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.

Winter 2014 Reading Olympics - Wilton Library
Through February 22, 2014 - Wilton

You don't need to put on ice skates and ear muffs to join Wilton Library's Olympic Games. In celebration of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi Russia, the library challenges young readers to finish two books within three weeks, or three books, or even five books. There will be an Awards Ceremony on February 22. Read a lot, visit often, and fill in your reading log. For independent readers.

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.

Tropical Paradise - New York Botanical Garden
Through February 23, 2014 - Bronx

Take refuge from winter by retreating to Tropical Paradise - a showcase of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory's permanent collection, including orange-yellow crotons, fuchsia bromeliads, and more. You'll feel like you are on vacation without leaving New York.

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.

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

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.

Farberesque: From Pensive to Provocative - Project 3W57 Presented by Cavalier Gallery
Through February 26, 2014 - New York

Project 3W57 presented by Cavalier Gallery is pleased to announce Farberesque: From Pensive to Provocative, a solo show by famed photographer Robert Farber covering over four decades of his extraordinary career. While best known for his work with the nude, the exhibition will feature newly released prints of his classic fashion images, selections from his Americana series, as well as, a group of his vintage SX70 Polaroids. Also Included will be images of his beloved New York City and a selection of images from a number of his books, including a preview of images from an upcoming new book release. The show will open with an artist reception on Thursday, January 30th from 6pm – 8pm with 10% of the evening's sales benefiting the National Meningitis Association (www.nmaus.org) with their mission to raise awareness about meningitis hosted by Mr. Farber, Ron Cavalier, gallery owner, with special guest hosts Lynn Bozof, NMA President and NMA Gala Chairs Sara Herbert Galloway & Barry Klarberg, Errol Rappaport and Gary Springer along with Fairweather Magazine's, Alexandra Fairweather and Eric Goodman.

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.

Celebrations of Love to Take Over Times Square All Month Long In February 2014 - Times Square
Through February 28, 2014 - New York

This Valentine’s Day, thousands of New Yorkers and visitors looking for romance in New York City need look no further than the Crossroads of the World. On the most romantic day of the year, celebrate love in Times Square where you can meet your perfect match, say “I Do” to your special someone and make your love last forever – all in a New York minute. Visitors and locals can find their celestial match at an interactive heart sculpture or pop the question on the giant screens, while couples can renew their vows at 6PM on Friday, February 14th at 46th Street and Broadway, Times Square. For those presently unattached, Times Square’s “Match-Maker” sculpture, on display February 7 to March 10 at 46th Street and Broadway, Times Square, will use zodiac signs to cosmically connect people this Valentine's Day. Visitors are asked to arrange themselves at twelve points around the heart-shaped sculpture in order to reveal each viewer's four most ideal astrological mates, allowing for potentially novel connections between lonely souls or settled lovers. Sculpture designer Young Projects, with fabricator Kammetal, was the winner of this year’s invited competition hosted by Times Square Arts and Van Alen Institute, and sponsored by Snuggle® fabric softener, who is fostering connections between people and making the world a softer place. For those who have already found their true love, there are a range of options. Couples can pop the question on the giant screens, get married at the Crossroads of the World in a once in a lifetime ceremony, or celebrate their love by renewing their vows on the Red Steps in the heart of Times Square. Sign up at TimesSquareNYC.org. These romantic activities kick off “Free Love in Times Square” – a month-long promotion running from February 1-28 in Times Square filled with steamy offers, special shows, and romantic deals designed to keep love hot during the cold winter months. Visit TimesSquareNYC.org and follow #LoveTimesSquare for further details.

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.

Family Fondue Sundays - The Melting Pot of White Plains
Through February 28, 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 February from 12-4pm. Visit meltingpot.com/white-plains/specials for details.

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.

Saturday Winter Workshops - Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art (HVCCA)
Through February 28, 2014 - Peekskill

Every Saturday during February, join HVCCA's museum educator, Maureen McCourt, for educational workshops. Feb. 1: Make a Colorful Walking Stick; Feb. 8: Make a Make A Valentine's Day Collage; Feb. 15: Create a Personal Flag; Feb. 22: Make a Seed Bomb!

Yoga Classes for Adults - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through February 28, 2014 - Scarsdale

Get in shape, tone up, and breathe...feel more balanced and stress free. Classes are held indoors until spring. Bring your own mat. Call for more information and multi-class discount. No pre-registration or pre-payment required. Mondays, Feb. 3, 10, 17, and 24 at 7pm; Fridays, Feb. 7, 14, 21, and 28 at 9am.

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.

Mid Winter Break Mini Camp - Juguemos a Cantar
Through February 28, 2014 - Park slope

We provide Mini-Camps at Juguemos a Cantar for children ages 3-10, when they are not in school due to year-round holiday schedules.Children can be enrolled in one or more days. All children must be 3-10 years old and potty trained.

Tying the Knot - Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
Through February 28, 2014 - Cold Spring Harbor

Practice tying fishing and boating knots at hands-on learning stations throughout the Hatchery. February 1- 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.

President's Week Programs - Prospect Park Audubon Center
Through March 01, 2014 - Flatbush

Prospect Park host some great classes for kids during President's day week (Feb. 17-21). Winter in the Wild (1-3pm) is a nature walk that examines how animals live and survive during winter; Great Backyard Birdcount (3pm) introduces children to the ways that naturalists track bird populations.

President's Week Activities - Lefferts Historic House
Through March 01, 2014 - Flatbush

The Lefferts Historic House offers several activities for children during President's Day week. Come in From the Cold (1-3pm) offers great indoor playtime the way it was experienced during the 18th and 19th centuries. Kids can play Nine Man Morris and other games/activities. The 2nd Floor Tour (1-3:30pm) is a half-hour glimpse at artifacts from 19th century family walk.

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.

Republika - BOSI Contemporary
Through March 01, 2014 - New York

BOSI Contemporary is pleased to announce Republika a solo exhibition by Serbia born performance artist Marta Jovanovic. The exhibition will feature selected works created in the past four years and presented for the first time in the U.S. The show will be honoring Jovanovic’s artist’s book “Performing the Self” written by Kathy Battista which will be launched in a special event and panel discussion at the gallery. In her performances, videos, photographs, and installations Jovanovic interrogates identity, beauty, and sexuality while revealing a personal history that embarks on her roots and memories. Appropriating the instantly recognizable characteristics of fashion mediums and art trends, the works expose the limitations of the traditional canon of beauty while drawing attention to the fluidity of gender. Curator and author Kathy Battista writes: “She is interested in the legacy of feminism, but she also has deep admiration for her male forebears. Are these contradictory stances? They should not be. For identity today is a shifting and transforming process, rather than a fixed state.” Taking upon herself various guises such as an enthusiastic Yugoslavian pioneer in “Piornika” or as an alter ego of the famous poet Gabriele D'Annunzio in “Sèlysette”, Jovanovi? takes risks in performing a complex existence. Jovanovi?’s works are an invitation to disregard conventional notions of aesthetics and embrace a democratic vision of representation, free from all constraints. Marta Jovanovic (b. 1978, Belgrade, Serbia) is alumna of Tulane University (BA, 2001), Scoula Lorenzo de Medici (Florence, 1999-2000), AIM Program of the Bronx the Bronx Museum (2013) and EMERGENYC (Hemispheric Art institute, NYU, 2013). Her works have been presented in solo and group exhibitions around the globe, in institutions such as G12HUB, Belgrade; Location One, New York; Museo della Civiltà Romana, Rome; and Centre Culturel de Serbie, Paris, among many others. Jovanovi? is a winner of the Roma Capitale Award (2012) and participated at the Bronx Museum Biennial (2013) as well as the Venice Agendas at the 55th Venice Biennial. She lives and works in New York, Belgrade, and Rome. The book “Performing the Self,” published in affiliation with The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, CUNY, NY, will accompany the show and will be available for purchase at the gallery. The exhibition is sponsored in part by DUGGAL VISUAL SOLUTION, NYC.

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.

2014 Student Exhibition-Elementary and Middle Schools - Parrish Art Museum
Through March 02, 2014 - Water Mill

Art by elementary and middle school aged children will be on display from February 1-March 2, 2014.

2014 Student Exhibition-Elementary and Middle Schools - Parrish Art Museum
Through March 02, 2014 - Water Mill

Nearly 300 works of art by students from dozens of elementary, middle and high schools from Brookhaven to East Hampton will be on display at the museum in this thrilling annual exhibition, an explosion of youthful exuberance, limitless imagination, and boundless creativity. February 1-March 2, 2014.

Indie Essentials: 25 Must-Play Video 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.

Hassan Hajjaj: 'Kesh Angels - Taymour Grahne Gallery
Through March 02, 2014 - New York

A solo exhibition of work by the Moroccan-born, UK-based artist, Hassan Hajjaj. Marking the artist's first exhibition in New York, 'Kesh Angels presents a unique take on the vibrant street culture of Morocco and pays tribute to the biker culture of the young women of Marrakesh in a series of photographs, limited edition objects, an installation, and a video.

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

Iva Gueorguieva - Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe
Through March 08, 2014 - New York

An exhibition of recent works by Iva Gueorguieva. Comprised of interwoven layers of ripped and torn muslin, linen, potent pigments, and diluted washes of color, Iva Gueorguieva creates a palpable energy and sense of kinetic frenzy that reverberates through her turbulent paintings and skeleton-like sculptures.

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.

Frank Thiel - Nowhere Is a Place - Sean Kelly Gallery
Through March 22, 2014 - New York

For the past two decades, Thiel has recorded the changing architectural landscape of post-reunification Berlin with densely textured, large-scale color photographs. Nowhere is a Place marks the international debut of Thiel's latest work, in which he has turned his camera on the massive glacial ice formations in Argentine Patagonia. The images that comprise the exhibition are a haunting meditation on the strength and majesty, as well as the fragility and endangerment, of the natural world.

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.

Winter 2014 Flamenco and Spanish Dance Classes in Astoria - Sol Dance Center
Through March 24, 2014 - Astoria

American Bolero Dance Company (ABDC) Spanish Dance School is offering ongoing Winter 2014 classes in Flamenco and Spanish Dance for Children and Adults until March 24th. Classes are held on Mondays, Tuesdays , Thursdays and Saturdays in Queens at Sol Dance Center in Astoria. Gabriela Granados, Artistic Director and Founder of ABDC and its School, heads the dance faculty. Teachers train in Ms. Granados' dance method, a unique educational approach that follows a comprehensive age-based syllabus, combining elements of Flamenco, Ballet, Spanish Classical & Regional Folk and Character Dance. Castanets are taught as part of students' regular lessons. Performing opportunities are available to serious and dedicated students. Private and Semi-Private instruction can be arranged upon request. Please visit the American Bolero Dance Company website for a complete class schedule and pricing details.

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.

REMNANTS OF THE ORIGINAL ERIE CANAL: Tintypes by N.W. Gibbons - Westport Library
Through March 27, 2014 - Westport

The exhibit chronicles the remains of the once great Erie Canal, completed in 1825, which ran from Lake Erie to the Hudson River, and originally included 83 locks to accommodate the increasing barge traffic between the two points. Through March 27.

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.

Migration Narratives - Pelham Art Center
Through March 29, 2014 - Pelham

The Pelham Art Center is pleased to announce a group exhibition of kinetic sculpture, installation, drawing, painting, and video narratives by six contemporary artists. Migration Narratives will be on view from Jan. 31-Mar. 29, 2014 with an opening reception and all age hands-on workshop on Friday, January 31 from 6:30-8pm. Admission is free and open to the public. This multi-media exhibition relates stories of individual transitions from one state of being to another. Lisa A. Banner is an independent curator and art historian who is a Visiting Associate Professor at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. Migration Narratives are the stories of individual transitions from one state of being to another. They are stories, or narratives, that mark and divine changes in life that take place along that trajectory from one place, physical and spiritual, to another. Historical Migration Narratives are the histories of freed slaves who moved north, away from what was known and binding - slavery, captivity, oppression - to something that was completely unknown and new - self-determination, discovery, and experimentation with life. When applied to contemporary life, this concept of a migration narrative reveals the personal histories of families and individuals, as they move through and across time, to new places. Immigration, a movement into a new place, like Migration, the movement of creatures from one habitat to another, is not determined by physical or political statements or borders, but by the inner need and determination to move, and change one's situation, be it internal or external, determined by self, or by nature. Artists who are new immigrants, first generation Americans, or reflective immigrants to a new way of life are expressive storytellers of such personal narratives. Their stories have a broad appeal. Monika Bravo, Erika Harrsch, Timothy Hawkesworth, Maria Noel, Eliana Perez, and Christopher Smith reflect differing ways of seeing these migrations of people through time, and through states of being. Their work is expressed in kinetic sculpture, installation, drawing, painting, and video narratives. About the Curator Lisa A. Banner is an independent curator and art historian who is a Visiting Associate Professor at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. She has published several artist interviews with Site95 Journal, in addition to extensive publications on Spanish Baroque art in Master Drawings, and a recent catalog of Spanish Drawings in the Princeton University Art Museum (Yale University Press, 2013). As an independent curator she has worked on shows for The Frick Collection, the Museo del Prado, and other venues. Banner has also been a Research Fellow at the National Gallery of Canada, and Samuel H. Kress Curatorial Fellow at The Hispanic Society of America. Recently, she curated several contemporary art exhibitions, including "Light Matter," and "Vital Signs: The Enigma of Identity" at the Pelham Art Center, as well as a series of installations in the Great Hall at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, and a forthcoming exhibition in the Schafler Gallery at Pratt Institute. Pelham Art Center, 155 Fifth Ave., Pelham, NY 10803. 914-738-2525. [email protected] Hours: Tuesdays-Fridays, 10-5pm; Saturdays, 10-4pm. Directions: Located five blocks from the Hutchinson Parkway exit 12, and two blocks from the Metro North Pelham stop. These events and programs are made possible, in part, by the ArtsWestchester with funds from Westchester County Government. Pelham Art Center also receives funding from: New York State Council on the Arts, A State Agency; Westchester Jewish Community Services; Nurses Network of America; Town of Pelham; Strypemonde Foundation; New York Multi-Arts Centers Consortium; New Rochelle Campership Fund; Bistro Rollin; Robin's Art+Giving; Nycon; Junior League of Pelham, Amani Charter School; Prospect Hill Lunchtime Enrichment; Yellowbook; Members; and Annual Fund Donors.

New Exhibition: Migration Narratives - Pelham Art Center
Through March 29, 2014 - Pelham

Pelham Art Center is pleased to announce a group exhibition of kinetic sculpture, installation, drawing, painting, and video narratives by seven contemporary artists. Migration Narratives will be on view from January 31 – March 29, 2014 with an opening reception and all age hands-on workshop on Friday, January 31 from 6:30-8:00pm. Admission is free and open to the public. This multi-media exhibition relates stories of individual transitions from one state of being to another. Independent Curator, Lisa A. Banner is an art historian and Visiting Associate Professor at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. Additional FREE public programming will include a Curator Talk on Thursday, February 27, 6pm. Migration Narratives are the stories of individual transitions from one state of being to another. They are stories, or narratives, that mark and divine changes in life that take place along that trajectory from one place, physical and spiritual, to another. Historical Migration Narratives are the histories of freed slaves who moved north, away from what was known and binding---slavery, captivity, oppression----to something that was completely unknown and new---self-determination, discovery, and experimentation with life----and both types of narratives are deeply human. When applied to contemporary life, this concept of a migration narrative reveals the personal histories of families, and individuals, as they move through time and across time, to new places. Immigration, a movement into a new place, like Migration, the movement of creatures from one habitat to another, is not determined by physical or political statements or borders, but by the inner need and determination to move, and change one's situation, be it internal or external, determined by self, or by nature. Artists who are new immigrants, first generation Americans, or reflective immigrants to a new way of life are expressive storytellers of such personal narrative. Their stories have a broad appeal. Monika Bravo, Erika Harrsch, Timothy Hawkesworth, Doug Jeck, María Noël, Eliana Pérez, and Christopher Smith reflect differing ways of seeing these migrations of people through time, and through states of being. Their work is expressed in kinetic sculpture, installation, drawing, painting, and video narratives. Related Programming: Opening Reception and All-Age Art Workshop - Friday, January 31, 2014, 6:30-8:00pm. FREE. The opening reception for Migration Narratives is free and open to the public. Families are welcome. During the opening, visitors of all ages may participate in a free hands-on art workshop led by local artist Zafiro Acevedo. Curator Talk. - Thursday, February 27, 2014, 6pm. FREE. Combining the ideas of migration and immigration, movement from one state of being or physical place into another, Migration Narratives reveals stories of personal transition that involve crossing boundaries, political, imagined, and real. Curator Lisa Banner will discuss how artists examine these migrations through painting and drawing, video installations, kinetic sculpture and photographs. About the Curator - Lisa A. Banner is an independent curator and art historian who is a Visiting Associate Professor at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. She has published several artist interviews with Site95 Journal, in addition to extensive publications on Spanish baroque art in Master Drawings, and a recent catalogue of Spanish Drawings in the Princeton University Art Museum (Yale University Press, 2013). As an independent curator she has worked on shows for The Frick Collection, the Museo del Prado, and other venues. Banner has also been a Research Fellow at the National Gallery of Canada, and Samuel H. Kress Curatorial Fellow at The Hispanic Society of America. Recently, she curated several contemporary art exhibitions, including "Light Matter,” and “Vital Signs: The Enigma of Identity” at the Pelham Art Center, as well as a series of installations in the Great Hall at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, and a forthcoming exhibition in the Schafler Gallery at Pratt Institute. Directions: Located 5 blocks from the Hutchinson Parkway exit 12 and 2 blocks from the Metro North Pelham stop. These events and programs are made possible, in part, by the ArtsWestchester with funds from Westchester County Government. Pelham Art Center also receives funding from: New York State Council on the Arts, A State Agency; Westchester Jewish Community Services; Nurses Network of America; Town of Pelham; Strypemonde Foundation; New York Multi-Arts Centers Consortium; New Rochelle Campership Fund; Bistro Rollin; Robin’s Art+Giving; Nycon; Junior League of Pelham, Amani Charter School; Prospect Hill Lunchtime Enrichment; Yellowbook; Members; and Annual Fund Donors.

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.

Exhibition: TeaTime - An Exploration of Tea, its Objects, and its Relevance to our Culture - Clay Art Center
Through April 01, 2014 - Port Chester

Clay Art Center is pleased to present TeaTime, a national invitational exhibition, featuring functional and sculptural teapots by invited artists, and an exploration of tea and its relevance in a global culture. The exhibit, curated by Caitlin Applegate and Leigh Taylor Mickelson, will highlight the teapot and its ceremonies which are found worldwide, and will run from Feb.1 through Apr. 1, with an opening reception on Sat., Feb. 1, from 5-7pm. Admission is free. In addition, CAC will be hosting several programs to enrich the exhibition, including workshops, historical lectures, a panel discussion and several educational programs. The Shop at CAC will feature handmade works by CAC and invited guest artists. Featuring 70 contemporary ceramic artists, TeaTime will highlight the teapot and tea-set, whose forms and related ceremonies have inspired artists for centuries, and continue to be a valid form of expression in studios of contemporary artists today. Artists will explore tea traditions and redefine what tea is in our contemporary culture. What will bring the exhibition together is Tea - its rich history, its place in our lives, and its influence in contemporary ceramics. In conjunction with TeaTime, Clay Art Center will explore clay and its relationship to tea with its global pervasiveness, in a series of events and educational programs occurring throughout the duration of exhibition. Semester-long adult and children's classes and two shorter workishops will also be presented in conjunction with this exhibition. Clay Art Center is a not-for-profit ceramic art organization offering exhibitions, clay classes for adults and children, studio spaces for clay artists, and outreach programs in the community. It is located in the heart of Port Chester at 40 Beech Street, Port Chester, NY 10573. Gallery and SHOP hours are Monday through Saturday, 10am-4pm or by appointment. For more information, please contact Caitlin Applegate at [email protected] or 914-937-2047.

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.

'Thingamabob' Exhibit - Maritime Garage Gallery
Through April 25, 2014 - Norwalk

Machines, gadgets and all things technology inspire the artwork at a new exhibit at the Maritime Garage Gallery.“Thingamabob” features art that is in the eye of the mechanically inclined in a group show of artists, including John Jackson of Jefferson, New York, Tom Hlas of Norfolk, CT, Lewis Schaffer from Ridgefield, Deborah Rauh from Westport, Sara Roche from Weston, and others. The Maritime Garage Gallery is part of the Norwalk Parking Authority’s “Art in Parking Places” initiative, an effort to support art in public spaces making Norwalk a more vibrant destination. January 29-April 25, 2014.

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.

Capa in Color - International Center of Photography
Through May 04, 2014 - New York

Organized by ICP Curator Cynthia Young, this exhibition shows Robert Capa's color work for the first time. Beginning in 1941, he worked with color film and used it regularly until his death in 1954. Some of this work was published in the magazines of the day, but the majority of these images have never been printed, seen or otherwise even studied. Posthumous exhibitions and publications have ignored his color photography and this aspect of his career has virtually been forgotten. The exhibition and accompanying publication presents nearly 100 contemporary color prints by the famous photojournalist.

What Is a Photograph? - International Center of Photography
Through May 04, 2014 - New York

Organized by ICP Curator Carol Squiers, What Is a Photograph? explores the intense creative experimentation in photography that has occurred since the 1970s. After Conceptual art introduced photography into contemporary art making, using the medium in ways that challenged and upended its artistic, intellectual, and technical concepts and aesthetics and broadened the notion of what a photograph could be in art, a new generation of artists began an equally rigorous but more aesthetically adventurous analysis, which began to probe the structuring properties of photography itself. What Is a Photograph? brings together these artists, who reconsidered and reinvented the role of light, color, composition, materiality, and the subject in the art of photography.

Charles Marville: Photographer of Paris - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through May 04, 2014 - New York

Widely acknowledged as one of the most talented photographers of the nineteenth century, Charles Marville (French, 1813-1879) was commissioned by the city of Paris to document both the picturesque, medieval streets of old Paris and the broad boulevards and grand public structures that Baron Georges-Eugene Haussmann built in their place for Emperor Napoleon III. This exhibition presents a selection of around one hundred of his photographs.

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.

Frank Lloyd Wright and the City: Density vs. Dispersal - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through June 01, 2014 - New York

Frank Lloyd Wright and the City: Density vs. Dispersal celebrates the recent joint acquisition of Frank Lloyd Wright's extensive archive by MoMA and Columbia University's Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library. Through an initial selection of drawings, films, and large-scale architectural models, the exhibition examines the tension in Wright's thinking about the growing American city in the 1920s and 1930s, when he worked simultaneously on radical new forms for the skyscraper and on a comprehensive plan for the urbanization of the American landscape titled "Broadacre City." Visitors encounter the spectacular 12-foot-by-12-foot model of this plan, which merges one of the earliest schemes for a highway flyover with an expansive, agrarian domain. Promoted and updated throughout Wright's life, the model toured the country for several years in the 1930s, beginning with a display at Rockefeller Center. This dispersed vision is paired with Wright's innovative structural experiments for building the vertical city. Projects, from the early San Francisco Call Building (1912), to Manhattan's St. Mark's-in-the-Bouwerie Towers (1927-31), to a polemical mile-high skyscraper, engage questions of urban density and seek to bring light and landscape to the tall building. Highlighting Wright's complex relationship to the city, the material reveals Wright as a compelling theorist of both its horizontal and vertical aspects. His work, in this way, is not only of historic importance but of remarkable relevance to current debates on urban concentration.

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.

Renaissance and Baroque Bronzes from the Hill Collection - Frick Collection
Through June 15, 2014 - New York

The Frick Collection will be the only venue for the first public exhibition of this private collection devoted to the bronze figurative statuette. The nearly forty sculptures included in the show are of exceptional quality and span the fifteenth through the eighteenth century, exemplifying the genre from its beginnings in Renaissance Italy to its dissemination across the artistic centers of Europe. The Hill Collection is distinguished by rare, autograph masterpieces by Italian sculptors such as Andrea Riccio, Giambologna, and Giuseppe Piamontini.

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.

Carrie Mae Weems: The Museum Series - Studio Museum in Harlem
Through June 29, 2014 - New York

Carrie Mae Weems: The Museum Series presents an intimate look at an ongoing series that Weems began in 2006. The artist stands, with her back turned to the camera, in proximity to some of the world's leading museums and cultural institutions. The resulting images act as ruminations on the collecting and exhibiting practices of these sites.

Touch Tank - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through June 30, 2014 - Crown Heights

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

Bug Out - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through June 30, 2014 - Crown Heights

Feeling brave? Meet grasshoppers, worms, stick bugs, and Madagascar hissing cockroaches.

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.

Try It Tuesdays - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through June 30, 2014 - Crown Heights

Children explore, learn, and discover as they try out science, art, and language in fun and exciting ways.

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.

Nature Tots - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through June 30, 2014 - Crown Heights

Preschoolers will learn about the living and nonliving things that coexist with people, and the importance of being a steward of the environment. They will meet an animal, plant or mineral from the Museum's collection.

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.

Motown: The Truth Is a Hit - Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Through July 26, 2014 - New York

Featuring items that highlight Motown's inimitable founder Berry Gordy and the institution's most beloved musical acts, this multi-media showcase chronicles one of the most significant record labels in American music history. The Truth Is a Hit explores Motown's early start as Tamla Records in 1959 Detroit through pivotal times in both musical and American history. From the Great Migration of blacks from the southern states to the industrial cities of the north and west, to the label's involvement with the Civil Rights Movement, to the protest songs of the Vietnam War, the "Motown Sound" provided lasting, soulful narratives for generations of black Americans throughout the country and served as a lasting influence for future musicians of all races and genres.

'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.

Moving Forward-Creating A Vision Workshop - Life Coaching For Women
Through July 31, 2014 - Bellmore

Gather your girlfriends together or come by yourself, for this fun and interactive workshop that will leave you feeling motivated and empowered to create the life that you want. There are reasons why most women find it difficult to move forward towards a goal. During this workshop you will become aware of exactly what it is that's holding you back, and see what you can do to make changes in order for you to move forward. Creating a clear vision as to what you want allows you to keep your focus and achieve your goal. Refreshments will be served. Conducted in Bellmore office or host a party at home. Contact for more details. 631-988-4001 [email protected]/www.donnaleakeclc.com

Affirmation Cards Workshop - Life Coaching For Women
Through July 31, 2014 - Bellmore

Enjoy light refreshments as you are creating your very own unique affirmation cards. What is an affirmation? Affirmations are personal, short, powerful words or statements that create a shift in the way you think. Affirmations are uplifting and encouraging! They create a change on any negative perceptions you have. The more you affirm what you like and want for yourself, the more your mind is going to accept it. As your thoughts begin to change, your vision begins to change, and your actions begin to change. Get ready for positive changes to happen. Gather your girlfriends or come alone for this ongoing workshop. Contact [email protected]

Creating a Vision Board Workshop - Life Coaching For Women
Through July 31, 2014 - Bellmore

Interior designers use a similar board to create visions of what they want a certain room to look and feel like. Today, more and more women are creating vision boards for the exact same reasons, except for their own lives! A vision board helps you create your life by having a vision of what YOU WANT in front of you every single day! They are fun, powerful tools, and the more you add to your board, the more likely you are to make it all happen! The sky is the limit. Call or contact [email protected], or visit the website.

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.

New and Improved Healthyville - Stepping Stones Museum
Through September 01, 2014 - Norwalk

Enjoy updated versions of old favorites such as riding a bike next to a skeleton, shopping for foods in the market and brushing a giant mouth, while new activities allow children to explore even more about fitness and nutrition. Study circulation and digestion, learn about go/slow/whoa foods, play food detective, get an up-close look at a giant nose, row a boat in tandem with a skeleton and create a warm up and cool down routine. Children and adults will have hands-on opportunities to explore topics in ways that help them understand their bodies, understand the importance of making healthy choices and apply concepts in everyday situations. February 1, 2014-September 1, 2014.

The Flowering of Edo Period Painting: Japanese Masterworks from the Feinberg Collection - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through September 07, 2014 - New York

Displaying exemplary works from painting schools that arose in Japan in the 17th and 18th centuries, this exhibition allows viewers to discover how Japanese painting evolved from the traditional modes of Chinese and Japanese (Yamato-e) styles that had prevailed through medieval times. More than 90 paintings - including 12 sets of folding screens and a number of hanging scrolls - will be exhibited in two rotations, each consisting of approximately 45 paintings. Rather than focus on the orthodox output of the Tosa and Kano ateliers, which dominated artistic production in the late medieval period, The Flowering of Edo Period Painting will highlight the new, exuberant styles of the Rinpa, Nanga, Maruyama-Shijo, and Ukiyo-e schools, as well as independent painters of the Edo period.

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.

From the Western Front and Beyond: The Writings of World War One - The New York Society Library
Through November 15, 2014 - New York

To mark the 100th anniversary of World War One, the New York Society Library, NYC's oldest library, presents an exhibition of select literary works and materials from its rare book and extensive open stack collections about the Great War. The exhibition commemorates the war's unprecedented and extraordinary literary output - including memoirs, fiction, poetry, and propaganda - published during the four years of bloodshed that left millions of people dead and millions more wounded. The exhibition focuses on the Library's little-known but wide-ranging collection of books written between 1914 and 1918, most of which were acquired during the war and are still in circulation today.

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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