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THIS WEEKEND'S KIDS & FAMILY ACTIVITIES IN FAIRFIELD

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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 aljohnson@stamfordjcc.org.

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.

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