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THIS WEEKEND'S KIDS & FAMILY ACTIVITIES IN WESTCHESTER

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by Directories Editor April 3, 2013

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Don't miss out on fun family and kids activities this weekend in Westchester! Fairs, theaters, concerts, museums-your choices are endless. Find these and more in our list of this weekend's best family and kids activities in Westchester. Or, browse the NY Metro Parents' calendar for upcoming weekend family and children events.

Adoption: Everything You Need to Know - Yonkers Riverfront Library
April 03, 2013 - Yonkers

A free event open to anyone interested in or involved with the adoption process, including professionals, community members, expectant parents, adoptive and prospective adoptive parents, and adoptees. Learn about the domestic and international adoption process and meet the staff of Forever Families Through Adoption (FFTA). FFTA is authorized in NY and CT. For more information, contact Anna at 914-939-1180 or email adopt@foreverfamiliesthroughadoption.org. FFTA is authorized in NY and CT. Forever Families Through Adoption welcomes all families regardless of race, religion, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, nationality, or disability.

FREE Newborn Breastfeeding Class - Hudson Valley Hudson Hospital Center - Wagner Conference Room
April 03, 2013 - Cortlandt Manor

Mothers from the region meet with Linda LeMon to talk about breastfeeding and parenting issues, and moms can meet others in the area and exchange information and experiences. To register, call or go online at hvhc.org/events.

Robert Shaw - The Art Quilt - Katonah Museum of Art
April 03, 2013 - Katonah

As part of the Quilt Lecture series, widely recognized American quilt expert, Robert Shaw, talks about quilts as art, and describes how the art quilt movement and the boundaries of traditional quilt-making have expanded and overlapped in the last decade. Shaw is a former curator at the Shelburne Museum (VT), and has curated exhibitions at major American museums, including the National Gallery of Art and the Smithsonian Institution. Reception and book signing at 7pm.

Book Babies @ The Field - The Field Library
April 03, 2013 - Peekskill

An interactive program for the littlest library lovers (babies to age 3) and their caregivers. Stories, songs, fingerplays, and play time.

CRITTERS, CRAFTS, AND KIDS - Greenburgh Nature Center
April 03, 2013 - Scarsdale

Enjoy wonderful spring days at the Nature Center with walks, live animals, and stories. Dress for outdoor activities. For children ages 18 mos.-5 years with a parent/caregiver.

Look and See: Out of the Egg - Bruce Museum
April 03, 2013 - Greenwich

A program especially designed for children ages 3-5 years and their adult caregivers, who will explore the Museum's exhibition, Eggs-hibition: Unscrambling Their History, through hands-on experiences, crafts, stories and more. Call the museum for reservations.

Foster Care Info & Orientation - Westchester Department of Social Services
April 03, 2013 - White Plains

Westchester County is in need of more than 40 foster homes to provide the county's most vulnerable children with temporary housing in a safe and stable environment. Attend this orientation to learn about what it means to become a foster parent. For more information or to preregister for orientation, call United Way's 2-1-1. RSVP required. uwwp.org.

Planting Seeds for a Healthy Spring - Rosenthal JCC
April 04, 2013 - Yorktown

Get your picky eaters involved with growing and making their own healthy foods, even vegetables. Food coach, Hillary Marra, will facilitate a workshop on healthy spring eating. You and your child will plant lettuce seeds to start your own garden and taste-test a variety of foods, including a smoothie - who could resist?

Thursday Morning Storytime: The Toe Show - Barnes & Noble City Center
April 04, 2013 - White Plains

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

Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival - Westchester County Center
April 04, 2013 - White Plains

Mickey Mouse and friends rock the world with the stars from The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, and Toy Story in their new tour show Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival. Disney hits are remixed to the hottest sounds of today featuring hip-hop, pop, swing, reggae, rock, and country tunes. Kids will be delighted with the all-star roster including Mickey and Minnie, Donald and Goofy, Ariel and Sebastian, Jasmine and Aladdin, and Woody and Buzz, just to name a few. There will be 25 characters in total performing in this jam session fit for the entire family, and even grown-ups won't be able to resist dancing, singing, and playing air-guitar with this lively band of characters. Tickets are available at the County Center Box Office, ticketmaster.com, or by calling 1-800-745-3000.

Tales for Tails - The Field Library
April 04, 2013 - Peekskill

Children in Grade 1 and up are invited (with a parent) to read to a special dog. All volunteer dogs are certified through The Good Dog Foundation. Sign-up required.

Multilingual Mother Goose - Chappaqua Public Library
April 04, 2013 - Chappaqua

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

Amphibian Night Hike - Westmoreland Sanctuary
April 05, 2013 - Mount Kisco

Hike to Bechtel Lake in search of amphibians. Interested participants will have the option of continuing further up the trail on an additional 1/4-mile uphill hike to a vernal pool which comes alive this time of year as frogs and salamanders come out of hibernation and begin to breed. The vernal pool hike is recommended for ages 9 and older. Wear boots and bring a flashlight. Register by April 4th.

Free Fridays Parent-Child Play Date - Rosenthal JCC Yorktown Branch
April 05, 2013 - Yorktown Heights

Meet other families with children 18-36 months. Adults can engage with their children and each other in various enriching activities.

First Friday at Chabad of the Rivertowns - Chabad of the Rivertowns
April 05, 2013 - Dobbs Ferry

The community is invited to join in spiritual and uplifting services followed by a gourmet kosher Kiddush. Socialize with old friends and meet new ones.

Astronomy Nights: NIGHTWATCH--Celestial Inspirations in Art with Greg Mort - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
April 05, 2013 - Stamford

Start by enjoying a presentation by artist and astronomer Greg Mort in the Museum's galleries. Then, weather permitting, head to the Observatory to explore the night sky, planets, stars, and more and view the night sky through the Observatory's 22-inch research telescope. This program is suitable for children ages 5 and older.

Outdoor Adventures: Amphibian Amble Session II - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
April 05, 2013 - Stamford

Grab your flashlights, hiking boots, and discover some of the unique creatures that visit these vernal pools once a year to lay their eggs like wood frogs, American toads, and spotted salamanders. Recommended for ages 5 and older. Space is limited. Register by calling 203-977-6521.

Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival - Westchester County Center
April 05, 2013 - White Plains

Mickey Mouse and friends rock the world with the stars from The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, and Toy Story in their new tour show Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival. Disney hits are remixed to the hottest sounds of today featuring hip-hop, pop, swing, reggae, rock, and country tunes. Kids will be delighted with the all-star roster including Mickey and Minnie, Donald and Goofy, Ariel and Sebastian, Jasmine and Aladdin, and Woody and Buzz, just to name a few. There will be 25 characters in total performing in this jam session fit for the entire family, and even grown-ups won't be able to resist dancing, singing, and playing air-guitar with this lively band of characters. Tickets are available at the County Center Box Office, ticketmaster.com, or by calling 1-800-745-3000.

Tales for Tots - The Field Library
April 05, 2013 - Peekskill

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

Gan Shabbat Service - Bet Torah Nursery School
April 06, 2013 - 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.

Family Weekend Workshop - The Physics of Flight - Hudson River Museum & Planetarium
April 06, 2013 - Yonkers

Creative activities inspired by the Museum's collections and exhibitions, led by Junior Docents. Appropriate for ages 7 and older. Today: explore the physics of flight, and the many ways to defy gravity.

Child Safety Car Seat Check Event - Greenburgh Police Headquarters
April 06, 2013 - White Plains

Car crashes kill hundreds of children each year and injure tens of thousands. Many die unnecessarily because 9 out of 10 kids aren't buckled up correctly and their car seats aren't properly installed. The Greenburgh Police Department hosts this Car Seat Safety event. Certified Technicians will inspect your child's car seat for recalls, expiration dates, and make sure it's installed properly. Parents can come by anytime between 11am-2pm; no appointment is necessary. This service is free of charge and made possible through a grant from the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee.

Youth Music Festival! - Y Early Learning Center at Tappan Hill
April 06, 2013 - Tarrytown

Rock out to the sounds of local youth bands and talented singers and actors at this fund raiser for the new Y Theatre Arts Studio in Tarrytown. Spend the afternoon and bring the family to listen to great music, eat freshly baked goods, and for the youngest music lovers, tumble and play on the Y Tumble Tots equipment. Bands and performers featured: Underage, Route 9, Zoe Kaplan, Julia Sandler, members of Lion King Kids and Lion King Jr. cast, and more. For more information contact Barbara Turk at 914-631-4807 or barbarat@ymcatarrytown.org.

Family Orienteering Challenge - Westmoreland Sanctuary
April 06, 2013 - Mount Kisco

A day of fun, adventure, and exploration. Orienteering is a sport that uses map and compass to navigate your way as fast as you can through a woodland course of checkpoints. There will be three course levels from easy to challenging, as well as hands-on instruction for orienteering beginners hands-on instruction given by West Point Cadets and Hudson Valley Orienteering experts. Check-in/Registration from 10am-12pm. Courses will be open for navigation from 10am-3pm, but course entrance will close at 1pm. Event fee includes maps for each of the three courses, waterproof map covers, instruction/training, and refreshments. Children younger than age 10 should be accompanied by an adult. $5 discount online registration at westmorelandsanctuary.org. Compass rental available. A scavenger hunt will be available for families with children ages 4 and older. This is a rain or shine event.

Bossy Frog Band Concert - Christ Church
April 06, 2013 - Bronxville

A hoppin' good time! The Junior League of Bronxville (JLB) will host the ever-popular Bossy Frog Band. The band has thrilled the 2-7-year-old crowd (and their adults) since 1999. They provide a unique blend of top quality musicianship, wacky characters, developmentally appropriate humor, and relatable themes. All proceeds will benefit the JLB's outreach programs, aiding their fight to end hunger and improve nutrition in Southern Westchester. Tickets are $20 at the door, or $15 on the JLB website, jlbronxville.org. "Don't let your kids miss this show!" stated Jonalie Korengold, JLB President. "Kids love this high energy show, with its lively banjo music, goofy costume characters, and silly interactive songs. Plus it's a great way to support your community!" The Junior League of Bronxville (JLB) has been an active and vocal women's volunteer organization in Southern Westchester since 1948. It is dedicated to fighting hunger and improving nutrition in its service areas of Bronxville, Eastchester, Mount Vernon, Tuckahoe, and Yonkers. As a 501(c)3 charity, its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

Create a Spring Mural - Straight A's
April 06, 2013 - White Plains

Help create a fantastic, fabulous Spring Mural to decorate the store. Juice and cookies for all who attend.

'Embrace the World' Family Auction Gala - First Presbyterian Church of Katonah
April 06, 2013 - Katonah

Passed hors d'oeuvres and wine for the adults, pizza and a penny social for the kids, plus auction items for every taste and budget. The church supports many causes, and this year, instead of individual fundraising efforts, the congregation has joined forces to create one big fundraiser to bring in money for the bell choir's international trips, the Youth Group's domestic and international mission trips, and to put a big drop in the bucket of the cost of our church improvements. What can you do? Donate an item (event tickets, furniture, jewelry, a week at your summer home or ski house) a service (tennis lessons, photography, chess, smartphone lessons), or an event (guided tours, dinner in your home, party or scavenger hunt). These are just suggestions to get the ideas flowing - the sky's the limit! (Flying lessons anyone?!) Email kpcauction@verizon.net with your idea for a donation, questions, and reservations (space is limited). See the complete auction list at katonahpresbyterian.org.

Wag Your Tale! - Read to a Dog - Scarsdale Public Library
April 06, 2013 - Scarsdale

Independent readers can practice their reading skills with a story-loving dog. Registration required but not limited to Scarsdale Library cardholders.

Parachute Playtime for Toddlers - Scarsdale Public Library
April 06, 2013 - Scarsdale

Big, bright, colorful parachutes and lots of singable songs for children ages 2-1/2 to 4 years. Registration is required, but not limited to Scarsdale Library cardholders.

Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival - Westchester County Center
April 06, 2013 - White Plains

Mickey Mouse and friends rock the world with the stars from The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, and Toy Story in their new tour show Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival. Disney hits are remixed to the hottest sounds of today featuring hip-hop, pop, swing, reggae, rock, and country tunes. Kids will be delighted with the all-star roster including Mickey and Minnie, Donald and Goofy, Ariel and Sebastian, Jasmine and Aladdin, and Woody and Buzz, just to name a few. There will be 25 characters in total performing in this jam session fit for the entire family, and even grown-ups won't be able to resist dancing, singing, and playing air-guitar with this lively band of characters. Tickets are available at the County Center Box Office, ticketmaster.com, or by calling 1-800-745-3000.

"Click, Clack Moo" - Emelin Theatre
April 06, 2013 - Mamaroneck

All day long Farmer Brown hears "click, clack moo, clickety, clackety, moo...". The cows and chickens are typing to protest their working conditions, and then go on strike! Will Farmer Brown give in to the animals' demands? A Theatreworks USA production for ages 4 and older.

Movies for Kids (and their Families) - 'The Five Pennies' - Jacob Burns Film Center
April 06, 2013 - Pleasantville

In one of his warmest performances, Danny Kaye plays Loring "Red" Nichols, a real-life 1920s cornet player. At the height of his fame, he must decide whether to quit the music business to care for his daughter. Includes a slew of period favorites, especially "When the Saints Go Marching In" (with the great Louis Armstrong.) 1959. 117 min. Not rated.

Saturday Crafts @ The Field - The Field Library
April 06, 2013 - Peekskill

Crafty kids can drop in for simple crafts. No sign-up required.

Meet the Animals - Greenburgh Nature Center
April 06, 2013 - Scarsdale

Children ages 5-12 and their adult companions are invited to visit with some of the Nature Center's live animals. A naturalist presents an informative program that allows you to get up-close to some furry, feathery, and scaly friends.

FAMILY JAMS featuring Music for Aardvarks - Groove Performing Arts
April 06, 2013 - Larchmont

A live, interactive musical experience for the whole family. Sing, dance, jam and laugh out loud. Ages 1-5 years with an active grown-up. Registration required. Note new times!

Family Art Project - Drawn to Nature - Wave Hill
April 06, 2013 - Bronx

Join guest artist Ander Mikalson as she guides families in creating individual drawing projects. Then, on the Lower Lawn from 12-2pm, join guest artists from the spring exhibition "Drawn to Nature" to form a collective, large-scale, winding line of drawings that will weave its way through Wave Hill. Free, and admission to the grounds is free all weekend, thanks to the generous support of Target.

Kids Workshop - Home Depot - Port Chester
April 06, 2013 - 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 - Mohegan Lake
April 06, 2013 - Mohegan Lake

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
April 06, 2013 - 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 - Yonkers
April 06, 2013 - 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 - Hawthorne
April 06, 2013 - 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.

'In the Heights' (EXTENDED!) - Westchester Broadway Theatre
Through April 07, 2013 - Elmsford

Now extended for 17 more performances through April 7, 2013! The 2008 Tony Award winning musical weaves a tale about three days in the life of Washington Heights, a vibrant and tight-knit community at the top of the island of Manhattan. It's a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open, and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. The unique and exhilarating score is a dazzling array of hip-hop, salsa, pop, soul, reggae, cha-cha, and mambo, including, "When You're Home," "It Won't Be Long Now," and "In The Heights." Show runs through March 17, 2013. Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday matinees including lunch; Thursday, Friday Saturday, and Sunday Evenings including dinner.

Magnificent Trees of The New York Botanical Garden - New York Botanical Garden
Through April 14, 2013 - Bronx

Larry Lederman, landscape photographer and member of NYBG's Board of Advisors, has spent years walking the garden grounds to observe and photograph trees and vistas in all seasons and at all times of day. Lush images featuring their diversity and visual impact are on view in the gallery space. The New York Botanical Garden is home to more than 30,000 trees, some in woodland, some in groves, and some standing in solitary majesty. Magnificent Trees is lavishly illustrated with photographs by Larry Lederman and accompanied by descriptions by Todd A. Forrest, Arthur Ross vice president for horticulture and living collections at the garden. An authority on the diverse species present across the 250-acre landscape, Forrest details their fascinating histories -- from their vital role in Native American life and culture to their function in neutral territory during the Revolutionary War. Lederman captures their grandeur in hundreds of stunning images and portrays their diversity with photographs that reveal the trees in myriad fascinating perspectives: in landscape views that convey the garden's genius loci; portraits illustrating the architecture and profound visual impact of select trees; remarkable details of flowers, fruit, leaves, and bark; and impressionistic images, abstract in character yet beautiful in composition.

Chinasaurs: Dinosaur Discoveries from China - Bruce Museum
Through April 21, 2013 - Greenwich

This exhibition features skeletons, skulls, nests and eggs of more than a dozen rare Asian dinosaurs, some highlighting new evidence of the close relationship between birds and dinosaurs. January 26, 2013-April 21, 2013.

African Penguins - Maritime Aquarium
Through April 21, 2013 - Norwalk

Back for a celebratory but brief encore, a small exhibit of Africa penguins will be on special display for two months. They waddle comically on land but swim gracefully in the water, all while dressed semi-formally in black-and-white attire. And they're not all from the South Pole. African penguins actually are native to temperate South Africa. Come learn more about these birds, whose conservation status is listed as vulnerable. Penguin encounters are available for an additional fee.

Tony Hawk / Rad Science - New York Hall of Science
Through April 22, 2013 - Corona

Find out how the physics of gravity, force, velocity and balance make radical tricks possible in action sports in this program that runs through April 22. Children under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

The Orchid Show - The New York Botanical Garden
Through April 22, 2013 - Bronx

The 11th annual exhibition celebrates this storied flower in all its amazing forms with thousands of brilliantly colored orchids. The largest exhibition of its kind in the United States also offers insight into caring for orchids, music from around the world, and a gorgeous setting for evening cocktails. Elaborate and kaleidoscopic displays throughout the galleries of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory explode with orchids in an amazing array of colors, shapes, sizes, and textures. Tens of thousands of blooms -- blue and purple vandas, green and yellow cymbidiums, delicate pink and white moth orchids, and more -- stand out amid stately palms and exotic tropical leaves. This year, The Orchid Show is designed by Francisca P. Coelho, Vivian and Edward Merrin Vice President for Glasshouses and Exhibitions at the Garden. Coehlho is best known for her plantsmanship and key role in the design and development of high profile shows in the Conservatory. There will be demonstrations, Q&A's, guided tours, lectures, evening events, and classes. An All-Garden Pass includes admission to the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, Everett Children's Adventure Garden, Rock Garden, Tram Tour, and more. Through April 22.

Orchid Care Demonstrations - The New York Botanical Garden
Through April 22, 2013 - Bronx

A series of hands-on demonstrations shows you how to grow and care for orchids at home. Topics vary each weekend and cover the most frequently asked questions on topics such as Potting and Dividing Orchids, Basic Orchid Care, and Fragrant Orchids.

Music from the World of Orchids - The New York Botanical Garden
Through April 22, 2013 - Bronx

Orchids intrigue and inspire people in every country and culture. Enjoy a selection of music from around the world as different artists play popular tunes from a featured continent each weekend.

The Orchid Show Q&A - The New York Botanical Garden
Through April 22, 2013 - Bronx

Garden guides highlight parts of the permanent collection and special exhibition to add insight to your experience of The Orchid Show.

Hurricane Sandy: Through the Lens of Local Photographers - ArtsWestchester
Through April 27, 2013 - White Plains

A photographic exhibition documenting the local devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy, as well as the stories of endurance, community, and kindness during the wake of the storm. The exhibition will feature over 100 images submitted by professional and amateur photographers in addition to photos from The Journal News' archives. To RSVP to the opening, email lbanks@artswestchester.org.

Magician Philip Klipper Will Astound You! - Ciao! Restaurant
Through April 30, 2013 - Eastchester

Every Thursday from 6-8pm, Magician Philip Klipper will astound and delight the whole family with his incredible sleight of hand during dinner. Apr. 4, 11, 18, and 25.

High School Art Salon Exhibition - Pelham Art Center
Through April 30, 2013 - Pelham

Advanced Placement art students from Bronxville, Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, and Pelham high schools exhibit their works side by side creating a unique collective display. Pelham Art Center is delighted to announce the return of its high school student show (last year entitled "Advanced Art Student Exhibition"). The exhibition will feature artwork by students in advanced placement (AP) or upper-level art classes from four local high schools: Bronxville High School, Mount Vernon High School, New Rochelle High School, and Pelham Memorial High School. Over 60 works in a variety of media will be shown. For many of the artists, this exhibition will be the first time they show their works in public. AP art courses are designed for upper level high school students who are interested in pursuing art with added intensity. Many are preparing art portfolios as part of their applications to college. The High School Art Salon will be on view for one week, April 16-23, 2012.

Free Crafts Saturdays - Straight A's
Through April 30, 2013 - White Plains

Every Saturday Straight A's invites kids of all ages to enjoy free arts & crafts. Drop in any time between 1-3pm, no reservation necessary. April 6: Welcome Spring with an Umbrella Suncatcher; April 13: Craft your own Rain Cloud wall Hanging; April 20: Hug the Earth to celebrate Earth Day; April 27: Create a Flowering Crafty Collage.

'The Importance of Being Ernest' - White Plains Performing Arts Center (WPPAC)
Through April 30, 2013 - White Plains

Oscar Wilde's comedic masterpiece about manners, class, and society. Dashing men-about-town John Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff pursue fair ladies Gwendolen Fairfax and Cecily Cardew. Matters are complicated by the imaginary characters invented by both men to cover their on-the-sly activities - not to mention the disapproval of the formidable Lady Bracknell. Oscar Wilde's play is a humorous expose on British society and pokes gentle fun at pretense, all in the context of well-crafted language and delightful repartee. April 5, 6, 12, and 13 at 8pm; April 7 and 14 at 2pm.

Family Fondue Sundays - The Melting Pot of White Plains
Through April 30, 2013 - 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 April from 12-4pm. Visit meltingpot.com/white-plains/specials for details.

Mamaroneck Indoor Winter Farmers' Market - St. Thomas Episcopal Church - Heathcote Hall
Through May 18, 2013 - Mamaroneck

Farm-fresh foods from local vendors. The Mamaroneck Winter Farmers Market will be held indoors during the cold winter days, and move out to St. Thomas Church parking lot in the warmer days of spring. Down to Earth Markets has confirmed the following vendors for the 2013 season: Amazing Real Live Food Company (day vendor), American Pride Seafood, Bombay Emerald Chutney Company, Dr. Pickle, Feather Ridge Farm, Flourish Baking Company, Gaia's Breath Farm, Gajeski Produce, Maura & Nuccia, Meredith's Country Bakery, Orchards of Concklin, Orwashers Bakery, Red Barn Bakery, Stone & Thistle Farm, and Tierra Farm. Saturdays, 9am-1pm, through May 18.

The Panoramic River: the Hudson and the Thames - Hudson River Museum
Through May 19, 2013 - Yonkers

In the late 18th century, British artists developed the large-scale panorama, which became a popular form of entertainment in Europe and the United States. The Hudson River Museum's exhibition, "The Panoramic River: the Hudson and the Thames," explores the panoramic vista as the ideal expression for a new, all-embracing way of seeing the landscape that influenced how the public and artists perceived it as well. By the early 19th century, painters such as Robert Havell Jr. worked to express this panoramic perspective in their choice and depiction of vistas. Havell and other artists in the exhibition such as Thomas Cole, Jasper Cropsey, and John Kensett, favored the chain of cities, suburbs, and countryside along these two rivers, where horizontal planes and historical associations gave form to both artistic and cultural expression. "The Panoramic River" features loans from museums, galleries, and private collections. Museums lending paintings include: Baltimore Museum of Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Fenimore Art Museum, The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College; Maryland State Archives; Metropolitan Museum of Art; The New-York Historical Society; and Princeton University Art Museum. "The Panoramic River" is organized by Hudson River Museum co-curators Bartholomew Bland, Director of Curatorial Affairs, and Laura Vookles, Chief Curator of Collections. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue with additional essays by Pat Hardy, Curator of Paintings, Prints and Drawings, Museum of London, and Geoff Snell, Doctoral Student, University of Sussex and the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, England. The exhibition and the accompanying catalogue have been made possible by a generous grant from the Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz Foundation for the Arts, Inc. On view through May 19, 2013.

Manolo Valdes Monumental Sculptures - The New York Botanical Garden
Through May 26, 2013 - Bronx

Drawing inspiration from the natural landscape of the Botanical Garden, seven towering sculptures by acclaimed Spanish artist Manolo Valdes showcase the relationship between art and nature.

NIGHTWATCH: The Art of Greg Mort - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
Through May 27, 2013 - Stamford

Greg Mort, a Maryland artist with a well-established national reputation, has his eyes firmly in the sky in this selection of original artworks. Mort conveys his awe, respect, and love of nature in his artworks, which can be found at the White House, the Smithsonian Institution and in the collection of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration(NASA). February 16 - May 27, 2013.

THE PRINTS OF ETIENNE LEOPOLD TROUVELOT - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
Through May 27, 2013 - Stamford

Etienne Leopold Trouvelot (1827 ? 1895) had a career as an astronomical artist, after a disastrous career as an entomologist. He introduced the Gypsy Moth to North America accidentally, in 1869. Trouvelot?s exacting details and nuanced shading produced imagery that rivaled even the finest and most technologically advanced photographic images of the time. Today, Trouvelot?s works endure as the most detailed and meticulous illustrations of celestial phenomena ever complied. Included in the exhibition will be images as varied as the Planet Jupiter, The Great Comet of 1881 and the Partial Eclipse of the Moon.

Lure of the Ocean: The Art of Stanley Meltzoff - Bruce Museum
Through June 02, 2013 - Greenwich

This new art and science exhibition features approximately 30 paintings by Stanley Meltzoff, the master of portraying fish in their environments -– from the New Jersey shore to the shallows of the Caribbean and the deep Atlantic waters. February 9-June 2, 2013.

Beyond the Bed: The American Quilt Evolution - Katonah Museum of Art
Through June 16, 2013 - Katonah

Quilts have evolved dramatically in form, fashion, and function during their long and distinguished history. In this exhibition Jean Burks, senior curator at the Shelburne Museum, will explore the wide range of quilts intended as bed coverings, articles of clothing, furniture accessories, wall decoration, and finally, three-dimensional room sculpture. Illustrating a variety of techniques, designs, and cultural styles, the pieces selected will showcase the work of North American quilters working from the beginning of the 19th century to the present. February 24 through June 16, 2013. Major funding for this exhibition was generously provided by The Coby Foundation.

Born to Be Wild - Maritime Aquarium
Through June 20, 2013 - 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 June 20, 2013.

The Last Reef: Cities Beneath the Sea - IMAX Theater, Maritime Aquarium
Through June 20, 2013 - Norwalk

Coral reefs are considered exotic, distant places with little or no connection to our everyday world. Yet every reef is a living city beneath the sea, with a parallel existence to ours. Maritime Aquarium audiences will recognize scenes from New York City as the film compares reef communities to human communities. The film?s imagery immerses audiences in reef communities, among familiar dolphins, sharks and rays but also lesser-known species, such as crocodile fish, colorful nudibranchs and delicate flatworms. January 18-June 20, 2013.

Sharks - IMAX Theater, Maritime Aquarium
Through June 20, 2013 - Norwalk

This film offers an unflinching look at the ocean's ultimate predator with an emphasis on why shark populations are dropping. A sea turtle with a British accent help make this a family-friendly show, even for the youngest members. January 18-June 20, 2013.

BANK ON THIS - Yorktown Museum
Through July 20, 2013 - Yorktown Heights

An extensive collection of glass banks will be on display in this patrons' showcase. Most of the banks are from the early half of the 20th century. Many of the banks served a duel purpose. Candy, condiments, syrup, and drink mixes would be sold, and the containers would later serve as banks. Pigs, globes, patriotic, and holiday shapes will be shown. Jean and Roy Russo have generously given the Yorktown Museum their large collection of banks and this is the first time it will be on display.

Meerkats - Maritime Aquarium
Through September 02, 2013 - 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. Through September 2, 2013.

Eggs-hibition: Unscrambling Their History - Bruce Museum
Through October 20, 2013 - Greenwich

This new exhibition will delight visitors with an array of eggs. From food to children's fairy tales, Fabergé eggs to pharmacology, Eggs-hibition explores the evolution of the egg, its prominent inclusion in creation myths worldwide, the complex simplicity of its design, and the inspiration it imparts to artists who have painted, bejeweled, photographed, and written about them. March 23-October 20, 2013.


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