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TODAY'S FAMILY & KIDS ACTIVITIES IN BRONX-APR 13

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by Directories Editor April 13, 2013

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There's so many fun and educational activities for kids and the whole family everyday in the Bronx. If you're looking for music, museums, arts & crafts-or even just time spent outdoors-you'll find it here! Browse our daily activities, or if you'd like to plan ahead, check out the NY Metro Parents' calendar!.

Spring Fling Open House - Gate Hill Day Camp
April 13, 2013 - Stony Point

Families are invited to tour the camp as well as enjoy an art project, face painting, camp games, carnival rides, and a special appearance by The Bossy Frog Band. Lunch and refreshments will be served. Family tours will be available all day. Rain date April 14. Reservations are required.

Margaret Bowland: Disturbing the Peace - Driscoll Babcock Galleries
Through April 13, 2013 - New York

Margaret Bowland's second New York solo exhibition of psychologically provocative paintings. Bowland draws upon legendary American novelist and social critic James Baldwin's rallying cry that, "Artists are here to disturb the peace," by creating a very personal series of works which questions societal expectations about gender, race and beauty. The majority of the works focus on JJ, Bowland's muse for the past five years. Now eleven years old and on the verge of adolescence, she prepares to face the challenges of adulthood. Upon her tiny frame, weighty universal issues are placed -- questions of identity, pressures of conformity, and ultimately a quest for acceptance.

Tales of Anansi - Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
April 13, 2013 - Midwood

In honor of Earth Day, the environmental performance group Bash the Trash presents a storytelling concert that features Anansi the trickster, one of the most important characters in West African and Caribbean folklore. African-inspired musical instruments made from recycled and reused materials accompany the stories, creating an afternoon that is both entertaining and educational. Recommended for ages five and up. Tickets: $7. 2pm.

Sixth Annual National Grid Earth Day Celebration - Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
April 13, 2013 - Midwood

Children and adults alike will enjoy live music, arts and crafts, and street performers at this free community festival, where interactive family activities highlight the need for creating a more sustainable future and caring for the earth. Free admission, no tickets issued. 3pm.

Cho-Liang Lin, violin soloist-leader with the Westchester Philharmonic - The Performing Arts Center
April 13, 2013 - Purchase

Cho-Liang Lin commands the music world's highest respect as both a violin virtuoso and a deft leader of chamber orchestras. He joins the Phil in both capacities with Vivaldi's masterpiece, 'The Four Seasons,' followed by Schubert's 'Polonaise.' Half-price tickets for children and students and also free open rehearsals before each concert. For more information about open rehearsals, go to westchesterphil.org/rehearsals.asp.

Diller-Quaile Rug Concerts - The Diller-Quaile School of Music
April 13, 2013 - Upper East Side

Engaging and interactive "rug concerts" designed for young children include singing, movement, and opportunities to play rhythm instruments. Each concert is different.

Rigoletto - Metropolitan Opera
April 13, 2013 -

Director Michael Mayer has placed his new production of Verdi's towering tragedy in Las Vegas in 1960-an ideal setting for this eternal conflict of depravity and innocence. Piotr Beczala is the womanizing Duke, Zeljko Lucic is his tragic sidekick, Rigoletto, and Diana Damrau sings Rigoletto's daughter, Gilda. Michele Mariotti conducts.

Tot Shabbat Service - Montebello Jewish Center
April 13, 2013 - Suffern

Montebello Jewish Center invites families with young children to this monthly, Saturday morning "tot Shabbat" service. Through interactive songs, games, stories, and other experiences, young children will learn prayers, explore Torah stories and Jewish holidays, and have fun.

Diller-Quaile Rug Concert - The Diller-Quaile School of Music
April 13, 2013 - Upper East Side

Engaging 45-minute concerts designed for children ages 6 and younger include singing, movement, and opportunities to play rhythm instruments. No reservations needed, but space is limited.

Cinderella - BroadHollow's BayWay Arts Center
April 13, 2013 - East Islip

Spend an afternoon with Cinderella, her wicked stepmother and stepsisters, the fairy godmother, a handsome prince and a funny royal court.

Spring Family Freshwater Fishing Clinic - Belmont Lake State Park
April 13, 2013 - West Babylon

Activities include open fishing, fishing instruction, fly casting demonstrations and fish cleaning services. Additionally, a display area will be set up by state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and local fishing clubs. Participants are urged to try their hands at fly casting, as demonstrations will be on-going. Loaner rods and free bait will be available to participants throughout the day. As the supply of loaner rods is limited, participants are encouraged to bring their own fishing tackle if they have it. Children’s activities also begin at 10 a.m. and will include an inflatable slide (weather dependent), the “Spring Fling” casting contest, as well as hands-on educational displays by the DEC’s Education Unit. Children participating in the casting contest will have a chance to win some great prizes, which will be supplied by DEC’s I FISH NY Program, OPRHP and The Natural Heritage Trust. The freshwater fishing license requirement for anglers age 16 and older has been suspended for this event.

Die Walküre - Metropolitan Opera
April 13, 2013 -

Approximate running time 5 hrs. 4 min. Robert Lepage's landmark production of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen is back for three complete cycles in spring 2013, on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the composer's birth. In the second installment, the focus of the story shifts from the realm of the gods to the human world. Deborah Voigt and Katarina Dalayman share the role of Brünnhilde and Mark Delavan and Greer Grimsley are Wotan. Stephanie Blythe, Martina Serafin, Simon O'Neill, and Hans-Peter König also star. Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium.

Strawberry Fields Beatles Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
April 13, 2013 - New York

NYC's Longest Running Beatles Show STRAWBERRY FIELDS featuring former members of Broadway's BEATLEMANIA Doors: 11am - Show: 12pm Ticket includes All-You-Can-Eat-Buffet, Show, Tax and Tip $40 adv, $42.50 door STRAWBERRY FIELDS is a look-a-like, sound-a-like Beatles tribute, dedicated to bringing you as close to a real Beatles concert as you can get. They take you on a Magical Mystery Tour beginning in 1964 complete with mop top hair, black suits with thin ties & the 1st four albums of music. Next stop, 1967, features the psychedelic era of "Sergeant Pepper Lonely Hearts Club Band" album with all the costumes & jackets on the album cover. The last stop includes: "White Album", "Abbey Road" & "Let It Be".

Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013 - Madison Square Garden
Through April 13, 2013 - New York

Over 30 of the world's greatest guitarists play sidemen to each other over two nights.

E.S.P. TV Live Taping - Museum of Arts & Design
April 13, 2013 - New York

E.S.P. TV's signature live taping event takes to the Theater at MAD for an evening showcasing the best in experimental video, performance, and music.

The Flatlanders - Carnegie Hall
April 13, 2013 - New York

Comprising three of Texas's most revered songwriters -- Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, and Butch Hancock -- The Flatlanders are an iconic country band that first collaborated in the early 1970s. They have reunited over the years for a string of well-crafted alternative country albums, including the latest, The Odessa Tapes, which was originally recorded in 1972 in Odessa, Texas, and thought to be lost.

Jazz-minh Moore: All Our Grandmothers - Claire Oliver Gallery
Through April 13, 2013 - New York

Thornton Willis - Elizabeth Harris Gallery
Through April 13, 2013 - New York

Zephyr Farm Horse Show! - Zephyr Farm Inc.
April 13, 2013 - Mahopac

Join Zephyr Farm at their home show opener and learn more about what they have to offer. Founded in 1994, Zephyr Farm is a full-service equestrian training facility, owned and operated by leading horsewoman and trainer, Carla Sacco. The farm is located in Mahopac, New York, just one hour north of New York City. Whether you are an accomplished junior, amateur, adult, or beginner rider, the staff will hone your skills to help you achieve your riding goals. Riders of all levels are welcomed and are afforded the very best training by a staff of experienced, caring professionals committed to excellence in equitation, hunters, and jumpers.

New York Islanders vs. New York Rangers - Nassau Coliseum
April 13, 2013 - Uniondale

Here's your chance to root for your favorite team. Watch them delight fans as they romp on the ice to settle old scores and win new victories.

Operation Slumber - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
April 13, 2013 - New York

Join us aboard Intrepid for this once in a lifetime overnight experience and learn what it takes to live onboard an aircraft carrier! Plus, tour the Space Shuttle Pavilion and get a close up view of space shuttle Enterprise. You'll train like an astronaut and imagine what it would be like to be a space explorer!

Dog Tales! - Fairfield Public Library
April 13, 2013 - Fairfield

Children will have the opportunity to read with Reading Education Assistance dogs who would like to listen. Each child will have 15-minute sessions over six weeks. Proven to build confidence and improve reading skills. Grades K-5. Special registration, by phone or in person only, is required for this program. Registration begins, Monday, February 18.

Laura Mcphee: Desert Chronicle - Bonni Benrubi
Through April 13, 2013 - New York

Dieter Roth - Bjorn Roth - Hauser & Wirth
Through April 13, 2013 - New York

An exhibition by the German-born Swiss sculptor, painter, printmaker, collagist, poet, diarist, graphic designer, publisher, filmmaker and musician.

Painted on 21st Street: Helen Frankenthaler from 1950 to 1959 - Gagosian Gallery
Through April 13, 2013 - New York

While Frankenthaler is recognized to be one of the great American artists of the twentieth century, this exhibition is the first in thirty years -- and the first in New York City in more than fifty years -- to offer a broad survey of this pivotal body of work. It brings together almost thirty paintings, including important yet rarely seen works from Frankenthaler's estate, and signature works from public and private collections.

Storytime - Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Nanuet
April 13, 2013 - Nanuet

Stop by the store's children's department for a special storytime and a chance to meet Clifford the Big Red Dog.

The Tale of Peter Rabbit (and Benjamin Bunny) - CM Performing Arts Center
April 13, 2013 - Oakdale

The story written by Beatrix Potter follows the adventures of the mischievous Peter Rabbit as he is chased about Mr. McGregor?s garden.

The Adventures of Peter Rabbit - Theatre Three
April 13, 2013 - Port Jefferson

Peter, Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-Tail, Benjamin Bunny, the McGregors and all their friends come to life in this adaption of the story by Beatrix Potter.

ALICE IN WONDERLAND - John W. Engeman Theater
April 13, 2013 - Northport

Mixing in a dash of popular culture to the original Lewis Carroll story brings this frolicking journey of a young girl who falls down a rabbit hole to a whole new level. Join Alice and all her friends as you become part of the story.

Family Weekend Workshop - Migration Physics - Hudson River Museum & Planetarium
April 13, 2013 - Yonkers

Creative activities inspired by the Museum's collections and exhibitions, led by Junior Docents. Appropriate for ages 7 and older. Today: in the Hudson Riverama, discover the structure and functions of feathers of migrating birds as they return to the Hudson Valley.

Children's Author Events: Herve Tullet - MoMA Design Store
April 13, 2013 - SoHo

Known as "The Prince of Pre-School Books," Herve Tullet makes a rare New York appearance with a presentation of his most beloved titles. His innovative books take the concept of reading to a new level, teaching young minds to think imaginatively, independently, and creatively. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Create Something Great Recycled Sculpture Art Reception - Portledge School
April 13, 2013 - Locust Valley

Portledge School and the Cradle of Aviation are proud to co-sponsor the third annual Create Something GreatSM Recycled Sculpture Contest. This contest is a hands-on learning experience for budding young artists across Long Island (in pre-Kindergarten through sixth grade) to pique their curiosity about transportation by air, land or sea. Students from across Long Island were encouraged to build sculptures designed around the theme of transportation, such as cars, boats, trains, submarines, space craft, etc., made out of recycled and/or reusable materials. The general public is invited to view all sculptures which will be on display. Award winners will be announced in three assigned age categories based on overall aesthetic value and creative use of recycled materials. All participants in attendance will be recognized and receive a certificate. Instructors from the Cradle of Aviation and Portledge Summer Adventures will host interactive workshops including make your own rockets, how things fly, living in space, eyes on earth, weather to fly by, Legos, and woodworking. The new Portledge Planetarium will also be open for visitors. Afterwards, award winning sculptures will be transported to the Cradle of Aviation for a mini exhibition open to the public from April 15 through April 20. This event is free and open to the public. Details about the contest and information about the reception are available at www.portledge.org/createsomethinggreat. This contest is open to students in PK-grade 6. Sign-up to submit an entry at www.portledge.org/createsomethinggreat. Drop off April 11-12.

Summer Adventures Open House - Portledge School
April 13, 2013 - Locust Valley

Come and learn about the summer programs offered, meet the instructors, and sample activities! Portledge Summer Adventures offers its participants highly personal programs that stimulate and engage children ages 2-15. Surround your child with fabulous instructors, a beautiful 60-acre campus, and a wide variety of dynamic offerings. Programs include: studio art, pottery, fashion illustration, woodworking, theatre arts drama program, ballet, baseball, volleyball, lacrosse, golf, Italian language , physics lab, chess, science adventure, Lego building, video game creator, Minecraft, online learning, SAT Prep, and much more. This is a drop-in event.

'Peter Pan in the Big Apple' - Joria Mainstage Theater
April 13, 2013 - Midtown West

A modern musical adaptation of the classic fairy tale, wherein the characters attempt to take on the Big Apple.

Bluebirds - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center
April 13, 2013 - Cornwall

Learn about bluebirds and make a bluebird box to take home. Pre-paid registration and bird box pre-paid order is required. For adults and children ages 5 and older.

Nanuet Community Cleanup - Stop and Shop Parking Lot
April 13, 2013 - Nanuet

Meet at the supermarket parking lot for refreshments and supplies. Rain date April 14.

One Fun Hundred - New York Transit Museum
April 13, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Travel though 100 years of Grand Central history in this interactive game. Kids will use clues and solve riddles to make their way from 1913 to 2013, discovering fascinating facts, surprising secrets, and amazing anecdotes along the way.

Subway Safari - New York Transit Museum
April 13, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Our favorite underground dwellers are back after hibernating all winter! Each week kids read and hear stories inspired by animals that make tunnels and travel under our feet, just like the subway, and make a craft.

Hot Peas 'N Butter - Symphony Space
April 13, 2013 - Upper West Side

Winners of the 2006, 2008, and the 2009,"Parent's Choice Awards," Hot Peas 'N Butter is a unique children's musical group that incorporates elements of traditional Latin music, Afro-Caribbean rhythms, jazz, folk, and rock. By combining an interactive, invigorating approach to performance with mature, multicultural music, Hot Peas 'N Butter has developed a distinct way of inspiring care and creativity in kids and adults alike. Visit hotpeasnbutter.com for more information and videos.

Adirondack Shakespeare Co. Presents Richard III - St. John's University (Queens Campus)
April 13, 2013 - Queens

Richard shores up his claim to the throne by demolishing his enemies and his own family one by one. Savor his ambitious rise to “catch the English crown,” even as we acknowledge the crippled humanity of one of Shakespeare’s most brilliant villains. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.adkshakes.ticketleap.com Bloody thou art, bloody will be thy end (R3, Act 4, scene 4)

Admissions Open House - Vincent Smith School
April 13, 2013 - Port Washington

Success begings at Long Island's premier school that addresses the needs of reluctant learners and students with learning disabilities such as ADD, ADHD, Asperger Syndrome, Expressive and Receptive Language issues. Parents can meet the Head of School, administrators, teachers, students, and also tour the campus and learn more about the program.

Create Something Great Recycled Sculpture Art Reception - Portledge School
April 13, 2013 - Locust Valley

Portledge School and the Cradle of Aviation are proud to co-sponsor the third annual Create Something GreatSM Recycled Sculpture Contest. This contest is a hands-on learning experience for budding young artists across Long Island (in pre-Kindergarten through sixth grade) to pique their curiosity about transportation by air, land or sea. Students from across Long Island were encouraged to build sculptures designed around the theme of transportation, such as cars, boats, trains, submarines, space craft, etc., made out of recycled and/or reusable materials. The general public is invited to view all sculptures which will be on display. Award winners will be announced in three assigned age categories based on overall aesthetic value and creative use of recycled materials. All participants in attendance will be recognized and receive a certificate. Instructors from the Cradle of Aviation and Portledge Summer Adventures will host interactive workshops including make your own rockets, how things fly, living in space, eyes on earth, weather to fly by, Legos, and woodworking. The new Portledge Planetarium will also be open for visitors. Afterwards, award winning sculptures will be transported to the Cradle of Aviation for a mini exhibition open to the public from April 15 through April 20. To submit an entry, log onto www.portledge.org/createsomethinggreat. Entries must be delivered April 11-12.

Summer Adventures Open House - Portledge School
April 13, 2013 - Locust Valley

Portledge Summer Adventures offers its participants highly personal programs that stimulate and engage children ages 2-15. Surround your child with fabulous instructors, a beautiful 60-acre campus, and a wide variety of dynamic offerings. Programs include: studio art, pottery, fashion illustration, woodworking, theatre arts drama program, ballet, baseball, volleyball, lacrosse, golf, Italian language , physics lab, chess, science adventure, Lego building, video game creator, Minecraft, online learning, SAT Prep, and much more.

Open House - Nauraushaun Nursery School
April 13, 2013 - Pearl River

Nauraushaun Nursery School invites parents of prospective students to learn more about the school's programs for 2 to 5 year olds including kindergarten enrichment and summer camp.

Linda Eder - 54 Below
Through April 13, 2013 - New York

One of the world's most beloved and versatile voices, Linda Eder is forever linked to Broadway history via her Theatre World Award winning performance in Jekyll & Hyde. 54 Below is delighted to welcome this celebrated songstress to our stage for six very special performances only. She's a best-selling recording artist with fourteen solo albums to her credit, but this April, get up close and personal with Linda in Broadway's living room. (No show 4/11).

Engineering Workshop with LEGO for kids! - Westchester Community College Center for the Arts
April 13, 2013 - White Plains

A one-day workshop using the LEGO building system. Kids will explore concepts in physics, mechanical engineering, structural engineering, and architecture, while playing with their favorite creations. Utilizing over 100,000 pieces of LEGO, the program strives to build students' problem-solving skills, foster a greater appreciation of how things work, and encourage the qualities of inquisitiveness, self-reliance, and self-confidence in children. Projects for the workshop will be selected by the instructor based on the ages, experience levels, and interests of the children.

Art for Families: Once Upon a Time: Stories and Art - The Noguchi Museum
April 13, 2013 - Long Island City

Parents can engage with their children in discussions about art in the galleries, and work together or individually to make their own works of art. This program is for families with children ages 5-11. Space is limited and reservations are required.

Community Day - Westport Country Playhouse
April 13, 2013 - Westport

Enjoy getting a behind-the-scenes look at the playhouse with tours and family activities.

Here's To The Ladies Who Bling and Swing - Flushing Town Hall
April 13, 2013 - Flushing

Celebrating Women In Jazz - this tribute concert with international recording artist, songstress Antoinette Montague and her Quintet honors iconic women in song: Etta Jones, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Judy Garland, and many more! Vocals, Piano, Harp, Cello, Bass and Drums - an evening of joyful, swinging, emotional music.

'Pirate Pete's Parrot' - The Secret Theatre
April 13, 2013 - Long Island City

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

Hands-on History: Make Me a Portrait - King Manor Museum
April 13, 2013 - Jamaica

A picture can tell 1,000 stories, and every portrait tells a unique story all it's own. Have you ever made a portrait? Children can learn about the people and meanings in the portraits at King Manor, and then tell their story and show their creativity when they make their own special portrait.

Bluebirds in Hidden Valley - Teatown Lake Reservation
April 13, 2013 - Ossining

The old fields in Hidden Valley provide shelter and a plentiful source of food for our state bird, the Eastern Bluebird. After a short hike to look for bluebirds, return to the Nature Center to construct a bluebird box to put in your own backyard. Please note that this program is for families with children ages 6 and older. Children must be accompanied by an adult. One box per family.

Draw On Workshop - Loft Artist Association
April 13, 2013 - Stamford

This hands on event, in association with The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, invites children of all ages and their parents to participate. Paper and all kinds of drawing supplies are provided. The hallways of the LAA will be wrapped with paper so that anyone can creatively draw on the walls. LAA artists will also be on hand to answer questions and provide individual help. Drawings that remain with the LAA will be displayed in an exhibit called "The Drawing Show" opening May 10 and running until June 16.

Thumbelina - Ridgefield Playhouse
April 13, 2013 - Ridgefield

Thumbelina, a musical based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, follows the story of Thumbelina and her friends toad, fish, field mouse, mole and swallow as they experience a series of adventures in nature's tiny, enchanted world.

Polish Celebration! - Scarsdale Public Library
April 13, 2013 - Scarsdale

Enjoy a performance by the Polish American Folk Dance Company.

George Washington and the Civil War - St. Paul's Church National Historic Site
April 13, 2013 - Mt. Vernon

Dr. Anne Sarah Rubin addresses the intriguing question of what George Washington has to do with the American Civil War, exploring the ways that both the Union and Confederacy drew on the mythology and iconography of the Revolutionary war. An Associate Professor of History at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, Dr. Rubin is President of the Society of Civil War Historians, and has written numerous works on the great national conflict, including the award winning, "A Shattered Nation: The Rise and Fall of the Confederacy, 1861-1868." Her address marks the 9th annual Aronson Memorial Lecture, named for a devoted volunteer in the 1980s and 90s. The site is open from 12-4pm.

Stamp, Coin & Paper Money Show - Westchester County Center
April 13, 2013 - White Plains

The Stamp, Coin & Paper Money Show is now celebrating 49 years at Westchester County Center. There will be over 100 dealer booths including stamps, coins, and postcards.

International Gem and Jewelry Show - Westchester County Center
April 13, 2013 - White Plains

Exhibitors from around the World offer a huge selection of quality jewelry of all kinds including loose colored gemstones, fine finished jewelry, fashion jewelry, beads, and more. Enjoy discounts of 20-40% off regular retail price. Children under age 8 not admitted.

What Would You Love in 2013? - Somers Library
April 13, 2013 - Somers

An architect needs to know what you want your house to look like before the builder can build it. Decide what you would love in areas of your life, and create your own blueprint for 2013. Register online at somerslibrary.org or call 914-232-5717.

Meet the Author: Jo Pitkin - Somers Library
April 13, 2013 - Somers

Award winning poet and Somers native, Jo Pitkin, will read from and discuss her new book "Cradle of the American Circus: Poems from Somers, New York." Register online at somerslibrary.org or call 914-232-5717.

Bird Walk (Main Sanctuary) - Audubon Greenwich
April 13, 2013 - Greenwich

Enjoy a bird walk in the Main Sanctuary. Morning bird walks are a spring tradition. Meet in Audubon Greenwich parking area on Riversville Road. No charge or RSVP required. Bring binoculars and/or a camera. Loaner binoculars may be available. Questions? Call Ted Gilman at x230.

Vernal Pond Survey Hike - Audubon Greenwich
April 13, 2013 - Greenwich

Hike to the Old Pasture Trail to examine vernal pools and look for evidence of breeding wood frogs and spotted salamanders. Ages 7 and up. RSVP to Ted at x230.

19th Century Dollmaking with Denise E. Allen - Katonah Museum of Art
April 13, 2013 - Katonah

Following Denise's unique style, create your own 19th-Century doll from quilt scraps, beads, and other found objects. Ages 12 and older, no sewing experience necessary.

Movies for Kids (and their Families) - 'The Inspector General' - Jacob Burns Film Center
April 13, 2013 - Pleasantville

A typically riotous Danny Kaye mistaken-identity comedy. He plays a shill in a traveling medicine show who is first arrested by officials in an isolated village and then mistaken for the authority figure of the title. Hijinks, Kaye's trademark nonsense songs, and slapstick comedy abound, and it's all tied up in a happy ending. 1949. 102 min. Not rated.

Caring for Trees in a Time of Climate Change - Greenburgh Nature Center
April 13, 2013 - Scarsdale

Recent hurricanes and super-storms have caused many trees to topple over or lose parts of their canopies. Scientists predict an intensification of such extreme weather events and conditions. International tree expert Frank Buddingh will teach participants how to support the overall health of trees, and to look for 'signatures' - the subtle signs that often indicate a tree needs structural attention. Early recognition of these 'signatures' allows us to take adequate measures to care for trees before weather brings disaster to trees and properties. Learn how to care for and protect the trees on your property. Program includes an illustrated talk and outside walk to study GNC trees. Raindate: Sunday, April 14 at 2pm.

FAMILY JAMS featuring Music for Aardvarks - Groove Performing Arts
April 13, 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!

BABY JAMS featuring Music for Aardvarks - Groove Performing Arts
April 13, 2013 - Larchmont

You're up early, so you might as well be jamming! BABY JAM is the ultimate interactive musical experience for the littlest Aardvarks in the house. Don't expect all lullabyes and la-la-la...this Jam really rocks! Live music, pint-sized drums, easy-to-grasp shakers, and other music makers to keep busy baby hands happy. BABY JAM is also a great place for new parents who are living through the same sleep-free nights and baby milestones to meet one another. Proud grandparents and other grown-ups in the extended family are always welcome guests! For pre-mobile babies 3-12 mos. with an active grown-up.

Saturday Night Chillin' - Rosenthal JCC
April 13, 2013 - Pleasantville

Does your tween or teen need support negotiating the teen social scene? One Saturday night a month, they can hang out with other tweens and teens, enjoy a pizza dinner, and participate in a fun recreational activity, while gaining the skills needed to be a part of a social peer group. Intake interview required; call to schedule.

Family Art Project: Daffy for Daffodils - Wave Hill
April 13, 2013 - Bronx

Celebrate our flowering world by becoming a daffodil for a day. Make a hat or costume, complete with a fringed trumpet and circle of petals, and join in a parade of spring blossoms. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until 12pm.

Health & Wellness Expo - Mercy College
April 13, 2013 - Dobbs Ferry

Free health screenings. Learn from experts. Attend a seminar or workshop. Bring the entire family for a day of fun with kids' activities. More information about the schedule and participating sponsors at mercy.edu/healthexpo. ABOUT THE EXPO Mercy College's first annual Health & Wellness Expo will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2013 from 10:30am-2:30pm on the Dobbs Ferry campus (555 Broadway). This multi-disciplinary health and wellness expo provided by the faculty and students of the School of Health and Natural Sciences and partnering agencies will feature free health screenings, interactive exhibits and hands-on workshops (see event activities). Main themes include 1) Fitness, Exercise, and Health for all ages, 2) Management of Special Needs or Chronic Conditions, and 3) Health Profession Careers. The expo will provide information and resources to the community to foster healthy lifestyles, increase understanding of health issues and risk factors, and enhance management of special needs or chronic conditions. The expo will feature keynote speaker Shannon White, an Emmy-nominated TV journalist, award-winning speaker, and author of "The Invisible Conversations with Your Aging Parents" and "How was School Today? Fine." At the same time, it is an opportunity to learn about careers in health by watching students and faculty in action, and by speaking with students or faculty in health profession programs. The Mercy College Health & Wellness Expo will set the foundation for healthy lifestyles for each and every community member. Note about Amenities: The event is wheelchair accessible. Free parking and shuttle service will be provided on campus. Mercy College's cafeteria will be open throughout the event. The full menu will be offered for purchase. Refresh yourself with lunch, coffee or a snack break while enjoying views that overlook the Hudson River. Contact healthexpo@mercy.edu with questions.

Gone in 60 Seconds Book Club - Wilton Library
April 13, 2013 - Wilton

Is it possible to write and perform a 60-second version of a great book? Find out as you re-tell your own high-octane version of the best in children's literature. Participants will pick the most important scenes, characters and lines and then speed-read through the finished product. After you've learned how to edit, analyze, compromise and communicate, you'll use technology to enhance your literary skills by creating an animated mini-movie trailer of one of the 60 second extravaganzas. The book this month is Coraline by Neil Gaiman. No registration. For children in grades 4-6.

Saturday Family Program: The Iddy Biddies - Brooklyn Public Library, Central branch
April 13, 2013 - Prospect Heights

The Itty Biddies' present an interactive, energetic show will take children on a musical journey around and outside America through storytelling and songs.

Children's Carnival - Queens County Farm Museum
April 13, 2013 - Floral Park

Enjoy an good ole-fashioned carnival in the apple orchard. Carnival rides, midway games, and prizes, hayrides, and children's entertainment, and more. Admission per person includes entry to the farm grounds and carnival rides at no additonal charge. Note: height rules apply at all rides.

Block Party - Brooklyn Children's Museum
April 13, 2013 - Crown Heights

Kids let their imaginations soar to new heights using a unique assortment of blocks. They can build an imaginary castle with foam blocks, map out a new neighborhood with wood blocks, or use cardboard blocks to create whimsical patterns.

Alphabet Adventures - Brooklyn Children's Museum
April 13, 2013 - Crown Heights

The A,B,Cs are fun, especially when you learn them among friends. Children will hear the story, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, and create a letter craft to take home.

Joan Soriano - Roulette
April 13, 2013 - Brooklyn

The Duke of Bachata! Raised in the rural area of the Dominican Republic, where he abandoned school and the farming life to pursue a career in music, Soriano, the seventh of 15 children, is bachata’s rising star. He croons tender, bittersweet ballads over feathery and rhythmic steel-string guitar melodies for a sound that feels at once modern and thoroughly old-world. Bachata beckons couples to rock side to side in accord, punctuating phrases with a tap of the foot and a pop of the hip.

Tales of Anansi - Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
April 13, 2013 - Midwood

Environmental performance group Bash the Trash presents a storytelling concert that features Anansi the trickster, one of the most important characters in West African and Caribbean folklore. African-inspired musical instruments made from recycled and reused materials accompany the stories.

Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival - Webster Bank Arena
April 13, 2013 - Bridgeport

Mickey Mouse and his band of friends, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy perform in a music mash-up. Concert goers hear greatest hits from the blockbuster movies, Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, and Disney/Pixar's Toy Story remixed to rock, pop, reggae, hip-hop, jazz and country, and other jams.

Baby Bonanza - Alley Pond Environmental Center
April 13, 2013 - Douglaston

In this program for 3 and 4 year olds, kids will learn about the baby animals that live in the park. They can enjoy a snack, sing songs, make a craft and play some games, and finally take a walk (weather permitting) and visit with APEC's live animals. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. Participants must be toilet trained as this is a drop-off class.

Baby Bonanza - Alley Pond Environmental Center
April 13, 2013 - Douglaston

Kids ages 5 and 6 will learn about the baby animals that live in the park. They can enjoy a snack, sing songs, make a craft and play some games, and finally take a walk (weather permitting) and visit with APEC's live animals. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. Participants must be toilet trained as this is a drop-off class.

Up 4 Art - Staten Island Children's Museum
April 13, 2013 - Staten Island

Kids create art inspired by the jazz music of Louis Armstrong.

Police and Emergency Workers Day - Staten Island Children's Museum
April 13, 2013 - Staten Island

Children celebrate and learn about the work of our city's police and emergency workers.

Science Barge Opening Day! - The Science Barge
April 13, 2013 - Yonkers

Enjoy some high-flying fun at The Science Barge Season Opening. The Science Barge, an award-winning, internationally recognized program of Groundwork Hudson Valley, will celebrate the American eel on opening day, Saturday, April 13 on the Hudson River waterfront in downtown Yonkers. Activities will include kite-flying, hunting for glass eels, build-a-boat, riding the Energy Bike to power light bulbs, and potting a hydroponic plant to take home. Enjoy lively music, cookies, and juice. Free walk-on tours will be offered from 2-6pm. The Science Barge, which operates as an environmental education center, is a sustainable urban farm powered by solar panels, wind turbines, and biofuels, and irrigated by rainwater. It is located at 99 Dock Street, Yonkers, NY 10701. For more information on Science Barge Opening Day 2013, call Groundwork Hudson Valley at 914-375-2151.

Family Disco Party - The Moxie Spot
April 13, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Eat dinner and dance away to classic '70s disco/funk.

Shoe Obsession - Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology
Through April 13, 2013 - New York

Shoe Obsession examines our culture's ever-growing fascination with extravagant and fashionable shoes. Accessories used to be just that?secondary to clothing fashions. Today, however, shoes have become the main fashion story, replacing the "It bag" as the most desirable accessory. High-heeled shoes "the fashion shoes of the 21st century" have become so tall that even a 4-inch heel is considered "low." Shoe Obsession features over 150 examples of the most extraordinary shoe styles of the 21st-century, highlighting the new concepts, constructions, materials, and types of embellishment that have positioned shoes at the height of fashion. The popularity of designer shoes has grown rapidly. The television series Sex in the City, which was broadcast from 1998 to 2004, is often credited with helping to launch the cult for designer shoes. Who can forget Carrie Bradshaw's Manolo Blahnik pumps ? or her assertion of "a woman's right to shoes." Blahnik's popularity paved the way for other high-end shoe designers, a number of whom have become celebrities in their own right. Christian Louboutin's undeniably sexy shoes?with their signature red soles?have established him as one of the best-known footwear designers in the world.

Birding for Beginners With Dick Worth - Connecticut Audubon Society
April 13, 2013 - Fairfield

Participants will learn the basics of bird identification, how to identify local birds and discover some of their interesting characteristics, their field marks, vocalizations, behavior, food and habitat choices. Register in advance by calling ext. 109.

Accessibility Day - Stepping Stones Museum
April 13, 2013 - Norwalk

Free admission for families with children who have special needs. An Open Arms program.

Meet-a-Mutt – Mutt-i-grees® - Stepping Stones Museum
April 13, 2013 - Norwalk

Enjoy a special canine storytime and discussion followed by a visit from a shelter dog. Pick up your "Mutt Hutt" keepsake and fill it up with a collectaible photo of this month's featured dog. Shelter dogs courtesy of P.A.W.S. Free with museum admission, but tickets required. Limited space. For ages 4 and older. Children under 4 may come to meet the visiting dog at 11:40 am.

Around the World Creative Kids: Island Instruments - Stepping Stones Museum
April 13, 2013 - Norwalk

Discover the instruments of Trinidad and Tobago and make steel pan replica.

Family Day: Street Art - Bellarmine Museum of Art
April 13, 2013 - Fairfield

Drop-in for craft activities, a child-friendly gallery look at artworks in the museum's galleries and for stories about great artworks and the artists who made them.

Puppet Workshop - The Center at Maple Grove
April 13, 2013 - Kew Gardens

Kids can be a part of the Lion King and let their creativity roar! This event honors Bellerose Queens native, Shannon Tavarez, the Broadway actress who played Nayla from Lion King fame. Sadly, Miss Tavarez passed away in Nov. 2010. from Acute myeloid leukemia.

Dora the Explorer Live, The Pirate Adventure - The Showplace at The Bellmore Movies
April 13, 2013 - Bellmore

Plaza Theatrical Productions, Long Island's largest touring theatre company, is proud to present Dora The Explorer Live: Dora?s Pirate Adventure. Dora, her best buddy Boots the Monkey, and the rest of their friends embark on an exciting trip to Treasure Island. Along the way, the audience will use their map-reading, counting, musical and language skills to successfully help Dora reach the treasure. All ends happily onstage with a "yo-ho-ho!" The performance runs for one hour and is followed by a meet and greet with the cast. Birthday parties welcome. For individual and group ticket information and reservations, call Plaza Theatrical Productions at 516-599-6870, or online at plazatheatrical.com.

Arena Players Repertory Theatre Presents: Treasure Island - Vanderbilt Carriage House
April 13, 2013 - Centerport

Follow the adventures of young Jamie who falls heir to a treasure map and soon sails with his masters to Treasure Island with a crew of pirates chosen from the audience. Call to reserve seats. This program has been postponed until July. This program has been postponed until July. Please check the website for details.

Math Workshop - Science Math Learning
April 13, 2013 - Oceanside

Interactive workshops to hone math and math problem-solving skills. Ideal for Grades 6-8. Call to register.

Reading and Writing Workshop - Science Math Learning
April 13, 2013 - Oceanside

Interactive workshops to hone reading, writing and math problem-solving skills. Ideal for Grades 6-8. Call to register.

Saturday Night Dance Parties | Swing Dance - 92nd Street Y
April 13, 2013 - New York

Join us for a fun-filled night of swing dancing to live music from the '30, '40s and '50s, hosted by Myrna Caceres. No experience or partner required.

Dinosaur Dimensions! - Long Island Science Center
April 13, 2013 - Riverhead

Learn about when giant reptiles ruled the earth through dinosaur- themed activities and crafts.

Applause Hip-Hop Night - Tenjune
April 13, 2013 - West Village

Applause will be holding a private night of dancing and fun with its trained hip-hop staff at Tenjune for children in 5th-10th grade. Drinks and snacks will be served. Applause is the number-one rated, highly acclaimed NYC music and drama program for all ages.

Drop-in Art - City Treehouse
April 13, 2013 - Chelsea

Play around the water table then join Courtney in the downstairs art studio for fun and easy art projects. Make something different every month using a variety of materials, including paint, crayons, recycled paper products, clay, glitter, and more.

Free Crafts for Kids - The Cupcake Corner
April 13, 2013 - Garden City

Bring your kids to this bakery/cafe for a free craft every Saturday and Sunday any time between 12-4pm. Reservations not required. Craft changes every week.

Tours for Fours - The Museum of Modern Art
April 13, 2013 - Midtown

Look closely at three to five works of art in the museum galleries, talk about what you see, and engage in drawing, movement, or writing activities. Kids and adults participate together. April's theme is "Brush, Pour, Splatter: Looking at Paintings." Kids must be four years old to attend this program. Younger siblings are allowed to accompany the group, but the participating child must be four. This program is free for individual families of up to two adults and up to three kids. Additional adults $25, seniors (65 and over with ID) $18, students $14, member guests $5. Tickets are distributed at the Education and Research Building reception desk starting at 10:00 a.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. Programs often fill up; we recommend arriving a little before 10:00 a.m. All participants must be present.

A Closer Look for Kids - The Museum of Modern Art
April 13, 2013 - Midtown

Share your ideas and participate in drawing, movement, or writing activities as you explore three to five works of art in the museum galleries. Kids and adults participate together. The theme for April is "Face Forward: People." *This program is free for individual families of up to two adults and up to three kids. Additional adults $25, seniors (65 and over with ID) $18, students $14, member guests $5. *Tickets are distributed at the Education and Research Building reception desk starting at 10:00 a.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. Programs often fill up; we recommend arriving a little before 10:00 a.m. All participants must be present.

Dog Days! - Old Westbury Gardens
April 13, 2013 - Old Westbury

Bring your leashed dog for an invigorating walk and healthy exercise in designated garden areas. Meet fellow dog lovers in a beautiful environment. Dog must be leashed. Meet dog exhibitors and vendors from 11am-4pm.

Oliver! - CM Performing Arts Center
April 13, 2013 - Oakdale

The musical Oliver! vividly brings to life Dickens? story of the boy who asked for more. From the orphanage to the mean streets of London, the ever-optimistic Oliver strives to survive while encoutering such memorable characters as Nancy, Fagin, Bill Sikes and the Artful Dodger.

Garden Workshop: Container Vegetables - Garden of Eve Organic Farm & Market
April 13, 2013 - Riverhead

In honor of Earth Day, treat yourself and your kids to a lesson on how to organically grow some of your favorite veggies in a pot like potatoes, pumpkins, onion and garlic. Learn how to control diseases and insects organically, and what vegetables grow well together in pots and in the garden. Class fee includes one 12" pot filled with potting soil and one package of seed potatoes or onions. RSVP online.

Jack and the Giant - BroadHollow's Studio Theatre
April 13, 2013 - Lindenhurst

In this musical version of Benjamin Tabart's classic English folk tale, the giant is making life pretty miserable for Jack, his mother and the entire kingdom. Jack is even forced to sell his beloved dancing cow for magic beans. And where does Jack go? Up the beanstalk and into the castle where he not only fights Gogmagog, the giant, but the malicious Troll as well. By the end of this special tale, the cow is returned, the chicken learns how to lay golden eggs and the good life returns to the kingdom.

Wantagh Park Family Festival - Wantagh Park
April 13, 2013 - Wantagh

Stunning park setting, POP rides, international and festival foods. Visit local Wantagh merchants to pick up NEWTON SHOWS coupons.

'A Mermaids' Tale, The Family Musical' - Stage 72 @ The Triad Theatre
April 13, 2013 - Upper West Side

Based on the novel "The Sea Fairies" by L. Frank Baum, this exciting and entertaining family musical has been called "Oz Beneath The Sea" and is currently celebrating eight months off-Broadway. The music is catchy, the story keeps kids entertained, and there is a lot of audience participation.

Prospect Heights Craft Fair - P.S. 9
April 13, 2013 - Brooklyn

Come to the Prospect Heights Craft Fair on Saturday, April 13th from 11am to 6pm and explore a lovingly curated marketplace of independent artists and designers from Brooklyn and beyond. You'll find an extensive showcase of handmade treasures, such as stationery, textiles, artisanal food, jewelry, and so much more. Entry to the fair is free and fun for all ages. Munch, shop and don't miss out on our spectacular raffle. And for families, we will have kid activities from 12pm to 5pm. For only $5, your child can drop in (with or without a parent) to do arts and crafts, sing and dance, or hear a local author. Fun-filled kid times and guilt-free shopping – what could be better? Proceeds from the fair benefit the Arts Programs at Prospect Heights' very own public elementary school, P.S. 9. So you'll not only be taking home some truly great stuff, you'll be leaving behind support for a new generation of young crafters and performers. For more information, please visit: www.prospectheightscraftfair.com

Watson Adventures’ Fright at the Museum Family Scavenger Hunt - Museum of Natural History
April 13, 2013 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a unique scavenger hunt for adults and kids ages 7 & up! If you enjoyed “Night at the Museum”, you’ll love this adventure, which features exhibits in the Museum of Natural History that inspired scenes in the hit movie. Kids and adults work together to take on a not-so-woolly mammoth with tooth trouble, a scary Easter Island statue, an attack by a monster whale, humongous warring mooses, dangerous dinosaurs and more. Please note that if you would not take your kids to see “Night at the Museum”, then you should not take them on this hunt. Kids must be accompanied by an adult, and vice versa—teams with only adults are not permitted on this hunt. Advance purchase is required. Prices include museum admission. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT, but please do not contact the museum directly.

Nature Exploration (vigorous) - High Rock Park Ranger Station
April 13, 2013 - Staten Island

Discover the plants and animals that inhabit the urban forest on this vigorous hike. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a bag lunch.

Watson Adventures’ Secrets of Central Park Scavenger Hunt - Central Park
April 13, 2013 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a unique scavenger hunt for adults in Central Park! See the best of the park and discover places you might never otherwise visit. Highlights include a bird sanctuary (find out why birds won’t go near it), the Carousel (featured in Catcher in the Rye), the Dairy (yes, kids could once get fresh milk there from farms outside the city), Strawberry Fields (almost named for Bing Crosby!), the Sheep Meadow (and, nearby, the former nightspot for the sheep, now Tavern on the Green), the Mall (intended to be the only straight path in the park), Bethesda Fountain and the Lake (made from a swamp). Along the way, you’ll uncover hidden messages, secret symbols, writing in the sky, movie and TV locations, hidden history and Balto the wonder dog. Advance purchase is required via http://www.watsonadventures.com. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT.

Watson Adventures’ Murder at the Met Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
April 13, 2013 - New

Join Watson Adventures on a murder mystery scavenger hunt for adults at the Met Museum! Fans of murder mysteries and "The Da Vinci Code" will enjoy this scavenger hunt throughout the Metropolitan Museum of Art. A murdered curator has left behind a cryptic trail of clues connected with secrets in works of art. As your team gathers answers about the art, you begin to piece together a sordid tale about greed, lust, revenge and treachery, all revolving around the museum’s planned multi-million dollar purchase of a rare painting by Leonardo Da Vinci. The murder victim knew too much—and now it’s your turn to discover what drove someone to commit murder. To find out, you’ll have to crack a secret code to figure out who dunnit. Advance purchase is required. Price includes museum admission. Questions? 877-9GO-HUNT, but please do not contact the museum directly.

A Prairie Home Companion With Garrison Keillor - The Town Hall
April 13, 2013 - New York

The live radio variety show created and hosted by Garrison Keillor returns to New York for it's annual month of broadcasts live from The Town Hall stage. A Prairie Home Companion has had plenty of adventure in the past 30-plus years —known for its musical guests, especially folk and traditional musicians, tongue-in-cheek radio drama, and Keillor's signature storytelling segment, News from Lake Wobegon.

Prospect Heights Craft Fair - P.S. 9
April 13, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Explore a lovingly curated marketplace of independent artists and designers from Brooklyn and beyond. You'll find an extensive showcase of handmade treasures, such as stationery, textiles, artisanal food, jewelry, and so much more. kid activities from 12pm to 5pm for $5. Kids can drop in (with or without a parent) to do arts and crafts, sing and dance, or hear a local author.

Look and Listen - The Museum of Modern Art
April 13, 2013 - Midtown

Search for sounds in works of art, then put pastel to paper as you explore music and movement in this drawing workshop. You may sign up for one date and time per workshop. This program is for individual families of up to two adults and up to three kids. Preregistration will take place online ten days before the first session of each program beginning at 10:30am. To receive registration and program information, sign up for the Family Programs E-news (moma.org/e-news).

Chinese Puppet Show - Planet Han Mandarin
April 13, 2013 - Upper West Side

Inspired by "Where's My Mommy" by Jo Brown, this puppet show was created to be full of Mandarin language and songs. This is a story about a little crocodile who wants to find his mommy. Children will watch the show, then join a teacher to make a puppet craft and learn to speak even more Mandarin.

Saturday Morning Storytelling with the Hans Christian Andersen Storytellers: Classic Tales & Rare Gems from Hans Christian Andersen with Mary Ann Schmidt, Ellen Shapiro, & Ron Sopyla - Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
April 13, 2013 - Upper East Side

Some of New York's most famous storytellers bring to life exciting tales of mythical creatures and fantastic adventures from Scandinavia and the far North. The stories include classic tales and rare gems from Hans Christian Andersen with Mary Ann Schmidt, Ellen Shapiro, and Ron Sopyla. Saturday Morning Storytelling at Scandinavia House is made possible by support from DeWitt Stern Group, Inc.

Transformations & Explorations: From The Scream and Beyond - Art Workshops With Pratt Art Instructors - Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
April 13, 2013 - Upper East Side

Enrollment is limited; early registration is strongly encouraged. The third installment of art workshops for kids with Pratt Institute art educators explores MUNCH | WARHOL and the Multiple Image. Working with several printmaking techniques, kids will, like the pop artist Andy Warhol, transform the images of Edvard Munch's Madonna, The Scream, and Self-Portrait with Skeleton Arm with their own personal versions or interpretations of the original works. About the Art and Design Education Department at Pratt Institute The mission of undergraduate Art and Design Education is the preparation of students of art and design as accomplished teachers of a diverse population of learners in urban schools, museums, early childhood, and community programs. Throughout the curriculum, practice is directly connected to, and supported by, pedagogical theory with an emphasis on reflection and the development of critical thinking skills. The department's graduates transform art classrooms into studios where students can discover their potential as learners. For more information, visit pratt.edu/academics/art_design.

FamilyDay@theCenter - Geodesic Dome - Center for Architecture Foundation
April 13, 2013 - Greenwich Village

Learn about the unique structural form made famous by engineer and inventor Buckminster Fuller as the group works together to construct a 14-foot geodesic dome. Then create your own model of a dome or other structure, inspired by its wonderful geometry.

'Yawning Rabbit River Chronicles' Returns - Bank Street Bookstore
April 13, 2013 - Morningside Heights

Readings, poems, music, and drawing oh my. So much can happen when "Yawning Rabbit River Chronicles" author J.L. Kimmel and illustrator David Ceccarelli are in town. J.L. and David return to Bank Street Bookstore to delight the audience with a book and poem readings, flute playing and a fun quick-draw activity with attending children.

Fractured Fables Puppet Theatre - Bank Street Bookstore
April 13, 2013 - Morningside Heights

Come to an improvisational audience-participation puppet show with live music, where you choose which classic tales are retold with a twist of comedy. Each show is unique and features special guests.

Sammie & Tudie's Family Cabaret - The Metropolitan Room
April 13, 2013 - Chelsea

Sammie and Tudie have been creating original shows for 13 years in Manhattan. They are a local favorites and have a family friendly style of performing that is sure to please the whole family. Come out and join them for their newest venture in this beautiful classic New York cabaret space for a fun and action packed hour long show with magic, music, and lots of comedy.

Family Art Labs - Magical Masks - The Rubin Museum of Art
April 13, 2013 - Chelsea

Uncover stories behind the masks in the museum's collection and create your own mask to transform you into a fantastical character from your imagination.

'The Intergalactic Nemesis' - The New Victory Theater
Through April 13, 2013 - Times Square

Meet Molly Sloan, a gutsy globe-trotting reporter, Mysterion the Magnificent, a villain obsessed with world domination, and Zygonians, sinister and smelly sludge monsters from outer space. These are just a few of the heroes and creepos you'll encounter in "The Intergalactic Nemesis," a sci-fi radio play for the comic book crowd. It's aliens, adventure, conspiracy, and intrigue on stage and on screen while three intrepid actors voice a cast of hundreds with all the campy melodrama they can muster as over 1,000 graphic novel panels loom large up above. Thwack! Wham! Zoinks! A Foley artist with hundreds of sound effect gizmos elevates the action.

La Leche League Breastfeeding Support Meeting - The Wellness Center
April 13, 2013 - Mineola

La Leche League (LLL) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping mothers breastfeed their babies. The group offers a warm, caring environment where a mother can find accurate, up-to-date breastfeeding information, and support from the LLL leader-volunteers and her peers. Babies and toddlers welcome. This month's topic is nutrition and weaning. Other relevant topics and pressing needs are always addressed (i.e. Is my baby getting enough milk?, etc.). All meetings are free. Annual membership to support LLL is $40.

What's Said & Unsaid in Marriage--Can Sense Be Made of These? - Aesthetic Realism Foundation
April 13, 2013 - New York

Why couples have trouble communicating, & what can enable them to talk honestly, pleasurably with each other, will be explained with comprehension and depth at the Understanding Marriage! class. Taught by Aesthetic Realism consultants Barbara Allen, Anne Fielding, and Pauline Meglino, this marriage-saving event is Women are going to have an educational, enlivening time through discussion of the follow-ing sentences from Mr. Siegel’s lecture Aesthetic Realism Looks at Things: Communication— “Communication is the way a person makes his or her thoughts part of another person’s life, or thoughts. The agonizing problem of today is that people can live together for years and really not transmit what they feel to each other. The fields that are not subjects of communication between the ordinary husband and wife are tremendous. All the things that haven't been said and could have been said, if brought together, would dazzle people with their revelatory quality and their beauty, maybe--also their surprisingness. You have to respect and like what you express yourself to before the job of communication can have a fair chance.” It is deep, thrilling news that how a wife talks or doesn’t talk to her husband, what she says or doesn’t say, has to do with how she sees the whole world, whether she hopes to respect it and like it. Each woman will come away from this important event with the knowledge she needs for communication in her marriage really to be and succeed!

Students Take the 'Simon Fashion Now' Runway - The Westchester Mall
Through April 13, 2013 - White Plains

Design Wars Competition Features students from SUNY Westchester Community College, Westchester Fashion Academy for Children, and local high school seniors. "Design Wars," a fierce design competition featuring students in and around Westchester County, will jump-start the second day of "Simon Fashion Now," presented by White Plains Hospital, a dynamic series of energetic fashion shows and interactive entertainment at The Westchester, April 12-13. A total of 10 student designers from SUNY Westchester Community College and Westchester Fashion Academy for Children have been paired with 10 high school seniors involved with Operation PROM and Her Honor Mentoring Program to serve as models. The couture looks featured on the catwalk during "Design Wars" will be refurbished dresses and gowns donated by Operation PROM, and ultimately worn by the student models at their high school proms later this spring. At 12pm on Saturday, April 13, the competitors will vie for top honors in this inspired version of runway reality. News 12 Westchester Anchor, Tara Rosenblum, will serve as event emcee, and the fashions will be judged by a distinguished panel, with a top winner and runner-up declared from each fashion program. Each top winning designer will receive a $300 Simon Giftcard, with each runner-up receiving a $100 Simon Giftcard, exposure on The Westchester's "Simon Fashion Now" runway, and a real-life experience to take on their career path. Shoppers are encouraged to be front and center as the students and models take the stage in Nordstrom Court. "We are thrilled to once again provide the incredibly talented students at SUNY Westchester Community College and the Westchester Fashion Academy for Children with the opportunity to showcase their exceptional creations on the 'Simon Fashion Now' stage," said Paula Kelliher, area director of mall marketing for The Westchester. "I can?t wait to see the final looks that will transform these dresses and gowns into custom designs that will be revealed on the runway by the beautiful young women who will then wear them to their high school proms." Immediately following "Design Wars," "Simon Fashion Now" continues on Saturday, April 13, with an afternoon fashion extravaganza. High-energy runway fashion shows will take the stage at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm. The shows will introduce spring looks from Nordstrom, Ann Taylor, Eileen Fisher, GAP/Baby GAP, Lilly Pulitzer, LOFT, The North Face, Tommy Bahama, and more. At 1:30pm, guests can view the latest footwear styles during a special shoe trend show. At 2:30pm, attendees can participate in "Ready, Set, Style!," an interactive styling competition that allows audience members to compete for a chance to win a Simon Giftcard. In addition, every hour between 12-3pm, guests can register to win fabulous prizes from the mall's premier retailers during the Runway Giveaway. During "Simon Fashion Now," guests can also participate in fundraising elements to benefit Operation PROM and the Junior League of Central Westchester. Operation Prom was originally established in 2005 to provide free prom dresses and tuxedo rentals to needy students. Since then, it has expanded to include collecting and distributing clothing and school supplies to students who are sick, homeless, or living in shelters and do not have family to assist them. The Junior League of Central Westchester is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. For more information, visit shopthewestchester.com or The Westchester's Facebook fan page at facebook.com/TheWestchester. Follow The Westchester on Twitter, @TheWestchester, for the latest event updates. This spring, "Simon Fashion Now" will also visit King of Prussia Mall in King of Prussia, PA, on April 19 and 20, and Lenox Square in Atlanta, GA, on April 26 and 27.

Amazing NY Scavenger Hunt - Teams of Two - Libation
April 13, 2013 - New York

POGO Events presents The Amazing New York Scavenger Hunt - part scavenger hunt, part obstacle course and ALL NEW YORK. A series of clues leads you and one partner (friend, spouse, child or date!) around the city performing physical and mental challenges along the way. Each member of the winning team receives a New York City gift package. The hunt takes three hours. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a Metrocard. One member of the team should have a smart phone (either Android or I-Phone). If you don't, please let us know and we will pair you with someone who does. Everyone who crosses the finish line receives a free beer!

Picture This! Saturday Story Time - Katonah Museum of Art
April 13, 2013 - Katonah

Monthly story time series featuring great children's stories and illustrations. Children have the opportunity to create artwork in the Learning Center following the story. This April, Get Moving - try some cool moves with a karate instructor and read along as he demonstrates the many ways to get moving. Brought to you by Little Joe's Books in Katonah, NY.

Leaf Rubbing - Marine Park
April 13, 2013 - Marine Park

Have you ever tried leaf rubbing? Here's a chance to do a great arts and crafts project inspired by nature.

ANNIE - The Suffolk Theater
April 13, 2013 - Riverhead

Join the theater as it celebrates the 30th anniversary of the movie Annie with a Sing-A-Long version. Adults and children are encouraged to dress as their favorite character. Prizes will be awarded for best costumes.

Lizzie Borden at Eight O'Clock - Workshop Theater
Through April 13, 2013 - New York

Over a century after the grisly hatchet murders of Lizzie’s father and stepmother in 1892, the still unsolved crime remains a source of widespread fascination, retold in many forms. In Giannunzio’s play, Lizzie takes the podium at her local Historical Society to clear her name once and for all. This chilling first person account has been hailed as “a subtle, masterful performance… what begins as a public excavation of the Lizzie Borden case turns into a trial of her captivated audience…working both as a murder mystery and as a psychological portrait of a woman, a town, and an ongoing national fascination with all the gory detail” – nytheatre.com. “a riveting, haunting portrayal” – History News Network.

1st Annual Rye Brook Spring Carnival - Rye Brook Carnival
April 13, 2013 - Rye Brook

Rye Brook hosts its first annual carnival. This three-day event, taking place on April 12 through April 14, will consist of a variety of family fun activities that everyone can enjoy. Several rides, attractions, and crafts can all be expected at this event, featuring a 30-foot Ferris wheel, bumper cars, a super slide, and a merry-go-round. In total, there will be 15 fun-filled rides and six trailer games. A variety of food will also be available including hot dogs, hamburgers, and sausage and peppers. Carnival sweets such as cotton candy, popcorn, and fried dough, along with many others will also be served. All food will be freshly prepared and made on site.

Grand Opening - My Gym Harlem
April 13, 2013 - Harlem

During the grand opening celebrations, families are invited to the gym to meet the staff, explore the new facility, register for classes and birthdays, play, and have fun.

Vocal Master Class with Faith Esham - Music Conservatory of Westchester
April 13, 2013 - White Plains

Music Conservatory of Westchester is celebrating its "Master Class Month" with a series of classes taught by accomplished guest musicians. Join renowned soprano Faith Esham for invaluable lessons in one of the most dynamic instruments: voice. Esham has performed at the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, at Paris' Theatre du Chatelet, at Cologne Opera in Germany, and more.

The Science Barge Season Opening - The Science Barge
April 13, 2013 - Yonkers

The Science Barge, an award-winning and nationally recognized program of Groundwork Hudson Valley, will re-open on the waterfront in downtown Yonkers on Saturday, April 13. Activities will include super-high kite-flying with kite expert and nationally recognized boomeranger, Flyin' Brian Cavallaro, hunting for glass eels, build-a-boat, riding the energy bike, and potting a plant to take home. Enjoy live music and light refreshments. Free walk-on tours will begin at 2pm and will be held until closing at 6pm. The Science Barge, which operates as an environmental education center, is a sustainable urban farm powered by solar panels, wind turbines, and biofuels and irrigated by rainwater.

Wild Kingdom: Family Dance Matinee - Green Space
April 13, 2013 - Long Island City

This event is part of the 7th Annual Green Space Blooms Dance Festival. The three works are part of Wild Kingdom, a hit for all ages to enjoy! ~ Dandia is an Indian folk dance learned by Artistic Director, Valerie Green, during a teaching residency in India. Dandia, meaning stick, is an energetic work so stimulating that the whole audience is up and dancing in the end. ~ Chiquita Chiquita is a humorously, absurd and colorful performance manipulating and transforming a multiplicity of props and is full of surprises! ~ Wild Kingdom is a non-sense amalgamation of animal behavior, movement, facial expressions, and sound. Captivating, Fun and Entertaining... Dance Entropy did the (almost) impossible by performing for children of all ages keeping them entertained and fascinated” -Barbara Amarantis, New York City Parks Dept.

VDAY Harlem 2013 presents The Vagina Monologues - Schomburg Center
April 13, 2013 - New York

VDAY Harlem 2013 will be presenting a benefit performance of the award-winning play, The Vagina Monologues, with Delta Sigma Theta/New York Alumnae Chapter on Saturday, April 13 at the Langston Hughes Theater, NPYL Schomburg Center in Harlem, New York. All proceeds support Friends of the Congo, Greenhope, and VDAY’s One Billion Rising campaign to end violence against women and children. General admission tickets include a reception with the cast and the complementary hors d’oeuvres and wine and beer following the performance. Featuring: Gabriella Callender, Harriette Cole, Melissa Corbett, Suzzanne Douglass*, Amy Edelstein, Carla Harris, Tiffany Kapri Johnson, Sweta Kapadia, Adriane Mack, Carol Marchena, Vaimoana Niumeitolu, Andrea Palumbos, Jodi Powell, angel’a russell, Nina Saxon, Shaila Scott, Summer Sheridan. *Appearance courtesy of the Actors’ Equity Association

blessing the boats - Apollo Theater
Through April 13, 2013 - New York

Now in its eighth year, the Apollo's Salon Series, hosted on the Apollo Soundstage, expands on the theater's tradition of nurturing artists by providing critical support in their creation of contemporary new work that cuts across arts disciplines. Under the direction of Rhodessa Jones, performers Will Power, Carl Hancock Rux, and Mike Ladd re-imagine poet, playwright and educator Sekou Sundiata's landmark work blessing the boats in a staged reading. The reading will be followed by an intimate discussion with the creative team and audience members.

Avant-Garde-Arama: New Moon - Abrons Arts Center
Through April 13, 2013 - New York

Curated by Salley May in collaboration with The Full Moon Crew, Avant-Garde-Arama: New Moon is a tribute to the late downtown mentor and luminary performance artist Tom Murrin to celebrate his 27 years of performing in AGA. Featuring video pieces by Larry Fessenden, Love Everyone Movement, and Jo Andres featuring Steve Buscemi. Performances by Laurie Berg, Dr. Schüler & the Operating Theater Company, Elevator Repair Service (excerpt from play by Sibyl Kempson), James Godwin, Alice Klugherz, David Leslie, Cornelius Loy, Julie Atlas Muz, Tigger!, The Naked Lady (Annie Lobst) , Andrew Schneider, Syd Straw, Chris Tanner, Unitard and more more more! Friday Night (4/12) Hosts: Dynasty Handbag and Jonathan Ames Saturday Night (4/13) Hosts: The Factress (Lucy Sexton) and Nurse Baby Asparagus (Mike Iveson) Full Schedule and more information: http://www.ps122.org/avant-garde-arama-new-moon-lineup-announced/ Avant-Garde-Arama is Performance Space 122’s longest running series. A multi-disciplinary mini-festival featuring break out performances in dance, music, theatre, performance art, video/film, and more presented in eight minutes or less. While PS122’s East Village home is being renovated, Avant-Garde-Arama and other programming will take place at multiple venues around the city.

Orchid Nights - New York Botanical Garden
April 13, 2013 - The Bronx

Enjoy the unforgettable beauty of The Orchid Show with a specialty cocktail in hand. DJ Julio sets the mood with traditional world and electronic music to make Orchid Evenings one of New York City's most romantic date destinations. Your ticket includes a complimentary cocktail and special dinner offers at our restaurant partners on Little Italy's Arthur Avenue and beyond. A cash bar and snacks will be available for purchase.

Victor Calderone - Pacha NYC
April 13, 2013 - New York

Saturday April 13 Pacha NYC & RPM present… VICTOR CALDERONE GET TICKETS http://www.clubtickets.com/us/2013-04/13/victor-calderone-@-pacha-nyc Doors 10pm Table Reservations 212.209.7500 Pacha NYC 618 W.46th St. www.pachanyc.com

A Recital for Spring - Port Washington Public Library
April 13, 2013 - Port Washington

Presented by iSchool of Music and Art, the recital, an afternoon of music for piano, soprano and violin features Magdalena Duskina,piano,Faculty, iSchool of Music and Art, Elizabeth Dow, Soprano, Asst. Manager, iSchool of Music and Art, and Jennifer Johnson, violin, Faculty, iSchool of Music and Art. The group will perform works by Debussy, Tchaikovsky, Bach, Grieg, Verdi, Beethoven, Cilea, and Strauss.

Fordham Univ. Hall Of Fame Baseball Legends Ceremony - Fordham University
April 13, 2013 - Bronx

Fordham University will honor its Baseball Hall of Famers with replica plaques of eight members including Frankie Frisch, Vin Scully and Walter O'Malley on Saturday, April 13. Prominent alum James J. Houlihan donated the plaques. Other honorees include Esteban Bellan, Dan Gallagher, Jack Coffey, John Kieran and Ed Walsh – all enshrined in various Halls of Fame – will be unveiled at the dedication ceremony at 3:30 p.m. prior to the Fordham vs. George Washington game, first pitch at 4 p.m.

Saturday Pool Party with Dj JK1 and Christian Jae - The Grace Hotel (DIP Aquabar and Lounge)
April 13, 2013 - New York

Each and Every Saturday... There is no other way to celebrate your Birthday than to do a Pool Party at The Roommate Grace Hotel's DIP Aquabar and Lounge on Saturdays. Located in the Heart of Times Square, it is NYC's only Swim Up Bar and Lounge. Special Champagne Package available for 10 people at $125. Log onto http://satpoolparty.eventbrite.com to purchase pool passes or package. Pool Pass: Prepaid Pool Pass: $15. At the Door $25 for ladies/ $30 for guys Passes are not refundable. Exchanges are not permitted. Pool Passes included the following: - Pool Access - 1 Hour Voli Vodka Open Bar from 10 to 11pm - Entrance to Venue - Towel provided free of charge Ladies Champagne Package for $125 (Price is due to increase) - Pool Passes for up to 10 Ladies (Can include up to 3 guys in the 10) - 1 Hour Voli Vodka Open Bar from 10 to 11pm - Entrance to Venue - Towel provided free of charge - 1 Marquis De La Tour Champange Bottle (Gratuity no included) For information or table reservations, text Eric Virgil at 917-664-2686 or email info@ericvirgil.com Music: Open Format, Top 40, House, Hip Hop. Time: 10pm to 3am Dresscode: Dress to impress. As you know, the venue is inside the Hotel. Patrons must be dress appropriate. Please bring your bathing suits with you. Age: Everyone must be 21 and over. The Grace Hotel, located in Times Square, has done a reputable job at staying under the radar. The feature that separates this venue from other NYC hotels and has us boasting is its 22-foot heated indoor pool with a swim-up bar. This isn’t a conventional indoor pool for families with kids, however, it’s bordered by stadium seating accompanied by tables, which offer the option for bottle service. Where there’s a pool, there are bathing suits. If you’re not interested in getting wet, you can always sit and watch. However, if you’re willing to try something new and get a little wet while at a bar we can gua rantee you’ll be surrounded by hot men and women. In case you forget your bathing suit, the venue sells disposable suits outside of the pool entrance. However, we did see women get in the pool in their under garments. To go along with the nightlife vibe, there is a projection screen above the swim-up bar which coincides with the live DJ the hotel provides five nights a week. At the swim-up bar, pool inhabitants can see through the bar to the opposite side of the inside bar. However, seeing as though the bar goes through, the bartenders must attend to the inside guests as well as the pool guests. This presents our only complaint. The bartenders fall short of service when it comes to the swim-up bar. You’ll find three to four people at a time waiting behind the swim-up bar to have their order taken. Halfway throughout the night the venue supplies the pool with numerous blow up balls. Just when you thought things were getting hot and heavy, venture to the third floor of the indoor pool-room and you’ll find showers, a sauna and a steam room. It seems as though this venue thought of it all. The Grace Hotel is in a great location. It has a feature that no other hotel in NYC offers, and we recommend this venue to anyone who is up for a wet and wild experience not easily found in NYC

Spring Fling Open House - Gate Hill Day Camp
April 13, 2013 - Stony Point

Join us on Saturday, April 13th (Rain Date: Sunday, April 14th)from 11AM-3PM for an afternoon of camp fun for the whole family! Get creative with our Spring art project or enjoy face painting, Gaga, camp games, and carnival rides! We'll also have music from our special guest, The Bossy Frog Band! Lunch and refreshments will be served. Take a walk on our shady trails and tour our magnificent mountain setting, family tours will be available all day. Please RSVP by calling the office at (845) 947-3223 or e-mail info@gatehilldaycamp.com

Eric Clapton Tribute The Bell Bottom Blues /MSG Crossroads Tailgate Party - Lucille's
Through April 13, 2013 - New York

The New Jersey-based Bell Bottom Blues is an dynamic musical act paying tribute to the music of the legendary Eric Clapton. During a typical show, the band performs Clapton's work from such legendary bands as Cream, Blind Faith, Derek & The Dominos, Delaney & Bonnie, and The Beatles. Of course, Clapton's solo work from the '70's to the present day is also well represented. Bell Bottom Blues's repertoire includes some of Clapton's best-known work, including tracks like "After Midnight," "I Shot the Sheriff," "Cocaine," "Have You Ever Loved a Woman," "Lay Down Sally," "Layla," "Tears in Heaven," "Sunshine of Your Love," "Wonderful Tonight," and of course, "Bell Bottom Blues." Because of the passion and talent each musician brings to the band, they are able to capture the vocal and instrumental genius that is the essence of a Clapton performance. This group's goal is to provide the audience with the ultimate Clapton experience at each and every show.

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.

Khmer Arts Ensemble - The Joyce Theater
Through April 14, 2013 - New York

Led by acclaimed choreographer and dancer Sophiline Cheam Shapiro, whose cutting-edge classicism makes you feel as if you've crossed over to another world, Khmer Arts Ensemble will perform the New York premiere of A Bend in the River, a contemporary telling of a traditional tale of love, heartbreak, magic, vengeance, consequence and redemption. The stunning production includes a live performance of a richly percussive score by composer Him Sophy and playful, life-sized puppets by sculptor Sopheap Pich. Khmer Arts Ensemble's appearance at The Joyce marks the opening of The Season of Cambodia Festival, a multi-disciplinary arts festival produced by Cambodian Living Arts, a Phnom Penh-based organization, in partnership with many of New York and Cambodia's leading cultural institutions.

My Brother Marvin - Presented by Zeola Gaye - Beacon Theatre
Through April 14, 2013 - New York

In this shocking and spellbinding new version of 'My Brother Marvin', audiences will experience the most candid and revealing story of life with this musical icon that has NEVER been told. Based on the first-hand accounts of Marvin's sister Zeola Gaye, 'My Brother Marvin' pushes the envelope by revealing Marvin's internal battles, greatest fears and most salacious family secrets.

Christa Parravani - Kindred - Foley Gallery
Through April 14, 2013 - New York

21st Annual Student Art Festival, Part II: Grades 9-12 - Guild Hall
Through April 14, 2013 - East Hampton

The exhibition features over 3,500 pieces of student art from high schools from 11 participating public, private and home schools in the Amagansett, East Hampton, Greenport, Montauk, Wainscott, Southampton, Bridgehampton, Shelter Island, and Sagaponack districts. March 19-April 14, 2013.

Dance Theatre of Harlem - Jazz at Lincoln Center
Through April 14, 2013 - New York

Dance Theatre of Harlem triumphantly returns to New York with a signature repertoire of DTH favorites and exciting premieres. Don't miss them at Jazz at Lincoln Center April 10-14th only! Groups of 10 or more SAVE! - Call: 212.691.2800 ext. 457

Line By Line - Stephan Stoyanov Gallery
Through April 14, 2013 - New York

A group show featuring the work of Amelie Chabannes, Jen Mazza and Brigitte Nahon. This is the first time the three artists, all represented by the gallery, have been show together in the same exhibition.

Swing Dance Swing's Swingin' Spring Dance - 92nd Street Y
Through April 14, 2013 - New York

For all swing dancers, those who has always wanted to try swing dancing or those just looking for a fun way to get a good workout dancing and meet new people along the way; Swing Dance Swing is having their first of only three swinging event in 2013 on Sat. April 13th which will be Swing Dance Swing's Swingin' Spring Dance! With price of admission, we feature a free swing dance lesson for 1 hour which covers basic to pre-intermediate for those who has never danced swing before or wants to brush up on the basics to get ready for a full night of dancing. Free swing lesson is from 7pm-8pm. From 8pm-1am we feature dancing to live music and DJ music by Swing Dance Swing with complimentary beverages/snacks, cash bar and special dance performance! Featuring Live Music By: Side Order! Admission: $18 Door Admission / $15 Pre-purchased at the 92nd Street Y's Box Office For more info.: www.SwingDanceSwing.com

'Bunnicula: A Rabbit Tale of Musical Mystery' - DR2 Theatre
Through April 14, 2013 - Union Square

"Bunnicula: A Rabbit Tale of Musical Mystery" is co-presented by Off-Broadway's acclaimed DR2 Kids Theatre (Daryl Roth, Producer) and Theatreworks USA (Barbara Pasternack, Artistic Director; Ken Arthur, Producing Director) -- the nation's leading not-for-profit professional theatre for young audiences. Featuring a book by legendary New York playwright and Tony Award nominee Charles Busch (The Tale of the Allergist's Wife), music by Sam Davis and lyrics by Drama Desk nominee Mark Waldrop (When Pigs Fly), "Bunnicula" is currently enjoying a ten-week limited engagement at Off-Broadway's DR2 Theatre (103 East 15th Street) through Sunday, April 14. Lock up your lettuce! Protect your parsley! Rescue your rutabaga! One dark and stormy night, the Monroe family brings home orphaned rabbit with mysterious habits... and sharp fangs. Could this new member of the family possibly be a vampire bunny? Based on the acclaimed children's book series by Deborah & James Howe, this new musical adaptation of BUNNICULA is directed by Carl Andress (The Divine Sister) and choreographed by Connor Gallagher. The show is recommended for ages four and up. The production features musical direction by James Cunningham, scenic design by Rob Odorisio (Skippyjon Jones), costume design by Lortel Award winner Gregory Gale (The Voysey Inheritance), lighting design by Kirk Bookman (The Divine Sister) and orchestrations are by Greg Pliska (War Horse). The Off-Broadway cast of BUNNICULA: A Rabbit Tale of Musical Mystery features Abe Goldfarb as Mr. Monroe, Erin Maguire as Mrs. Monroe, Ashley Campana as Debbie, John Garry as Toby, Prescott Seymour as Chester and Robert Anthony Jones as Harold.

Jim Norton - Carolines on Broadway
Through April 14, 2013 - New York

New Jersey native Jim Norton is best known for his unique point of view and outspoken humor. As a comedian, he is currently touring the country performing in front of sold-out crowds both individually and as part of his new venture, The Anti Social Network. He is a New York Times best-selling author, radio personality, and regular television guest. Each day Jim is listened to by millions of devoted fans on the Opie & Anthony Radio Show for Sirius/XM Radio, which began over a decade ago in 1999. Jim is a recurring guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and frequents the late night talk show circuit as well with credits including The Late Show with David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel Live E!'s Chelsea Lately, Fox Red Eye, Hannity, Joy Behar, and others.

Party for the Planet - Beardsley Zoo
Through April 14, 2013 - Bridgeport

Join Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo to celebrate the 43rd anniversary of Earth Day. The day's events are about encouraging local, organic, earth-friendly choices as a way of promoting better health for the planet and ourselves. Environmentally friendly vendors will be on hand with everything from green cleaning products and recycled fashion accessories to better lawn care for you and wildlife. There is a special citizen science corner to learn about online science projects you and your family can participate in. Come learn what you can do to make the planet a healthier place.

Juilliard Jazz Quartet With Ron Carter, Ron Blake, Frank Kimbrough, Carl Allen - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
Through April 14, 2013 - New York

Featuring Ron Carter, bass; Ron Blake, saxophone; Frank Kimbrough, piano; Carl Allen, drums.

Baseball In The Second World War Tour Guide Talk - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through April 14, 2013 - New York

With the Major League Baseball season set to begin on March 31, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum introduces the free Tour Guide Talk Baseball in the Second World War that will run Saturdays and Sundays from April 6th - 14th, from 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM & 3:00 PM - 3:15 PM aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, located at Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue), Manhattan. World War II affected every American institution including baseball, our national pastime. This interactive talk teaches visitors about how some of our greatest baseball heroes made the ultimate sacrifice for their country during the war. This Tour Guide Talk is open to the public and free with the price of admission to the museum.

Guided Tour - Pacific War: USS Intrepid in WWII - Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Through April 14, 2013 - New York

The 100-minute tour tells the story of the USS Intrepid and her men during World War II. From 1943 to 1945, the Intrepid participated in the greatest naval campaign in world history. Armed with state of the art planes and crewed by over 3,000 sailors, the "Fighting I" won hard-fought victories against Imperial Japan in the Pacific Theater. From the raid on Truk Atoll and the Battle of Leyte Gulf to the invasion of Okinawa, the accomplishments of the ship and the men who served aboard transformed the names of little known Pacific islands into symbols of American courage and sacrifice. Tours are $44 for adults; $33 for youths (ages 7-17). Prices include general admission to the museum. Tours are most appropriate for ages 10 and up. Advance reservations are recommended and can be made at http://www.intrepidmuseum.org/The-Intrepid-Experience/Guided-Tours.aspx.

Tour Guide Talk - Epic Proportions: Titanic and Intrepid - Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Through April 14, 2013 - New York

To mark the 101st anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum presents the free Tour Guide Talk "Epic Proportions: Titanic and Intrepid" that will run Saturdays and Sundays from April 6th - 14th. One of the most frequently asked questions about the USS Intrepid is how it compares to one of the most famous ships in history, the "unsinkable" RMS Titanic. Join this interactive talk to see how these two historic ships stack up in size, propulsion and survivability. This Tour Guide Talk is open to the public and free with the price of admission to the museum.

Spring Breakers, Capture Them If You Can – Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square Offers “Moving” Discounts - Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square
Through April 14, 2013 - New York

From now until April 14, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square will be hitting the streets of New York City offering a rather “moving” discount throughout spring break. The Odditorium’s new mobile billboard will feature edgy captions directed at a number of iconic New York City tourist attractions in the spirit of Ripley’s “believe it or not” culture. Anyone who shows a picture at the attraction taken of the mobile billboard or shows it’s been posted to one of their social media sites will receive a 20% discount on admission. Route is available on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RipleysNY and Twitter https://twitter.com/RipleysNYC. Updated posts/tweets (Wed – Sun) will give the location of the billboard. Follow #NYCtakeover. Submit your own bold billboard caption on Facebook, www.facebook.com/RipleysNY, for a chance to have it featured on the mobile billboard. All caption contest participants will receive a coupon code via email with a 25% discount on admission. For more information on Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square, visit www.ripleysnewyork.com or call 212.398.3133.

Inventing Abstraction, 1910-1925 - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through April 15, 2013 - New York

In 1912, in several European cities, a handful of artists -- Vasily Kandinsky, Frantisek Kupka, Francis Picabia, and Robert Delaunay -- presented the first abstract pictures to the public. Inventing Abstraction, 1910-25 celebrates the centennial of this bold new type of artwork, tracing the development of abstraction as it moved through a network of modern artists, from Marsden Hartley and Marcel Duchamp to Piet Mondrian and Kazimir Malevich, sweeping across nations and across media. The exhibition brings together many of the most influential works in abstraction's early history and covers a wide range of artistic production, including paintings, drawings, books, sculptures, films, photographs, sound poems, atonal music, and non-narrative dance, to draw a cross-media portrait of these watershed years.

'Repetition in Design': an exhibit of oil paintings on canvas - Queens Botanical Garden
Through April 15, 2013 - Flushing

Queens Botanical Garden is pleased to invite you to visit our new art exhibition: “Repetition in Design”, a series of oil paintings by Queens artist Gennadyi Gurman. Mr. Gurman is also the supervising museum instructor at QBG, teaching classes on ecology and ethnobotany, writing curriculum and maintaining and creating exhibits. The exhibition will open on January 23rd and is ongoing through April 15, 2013.

Howard Mehring - Gary Snyder Gallery
Through April 15, 2013 - New York

Featuring new paintings by the artist.

Zumba for Kids - The Personal Training Institute
Through April 16, 2013 - Mineola

Lots of great fun for your kids. Please call to reserve your spot. Two classes: ages 5-9 on Mondays and ages 9-12 on Wednesdays, given by Zumba instructors Beth (an RN) and a certified Special Ed. teacher, Marissa.

The Best of Contemporary Fine Art - Agora Gallery
Through April 16, 2013 - New York

If you are looking for an exhibition that celebrates the diversity and visual delights of the world, and reflects the spring feeling of growth and life, come to Agora Gallery for three great exhibitions. In Landscapes of the Mind, artists bring all of their interests and ideas together to create works that illuminate both aspects of the world itself and the ways in which we interact with them. Thoughtful, lovely, and touching on a number of levels, this is an example of the way art can transform simple materials into conduits of spiritual depth and poignant meaning. East Meets West: An Exhibition of Fine Arts from Asia presents the work of talented Asian artists who delve into their personal history and cultural heritage to create art of astonishing power and appeal. Perfectly balanced, intellectually rigorous and emotionally evocative, this show will stir the imagination and touch the soul. In addition, a breath of air and a sense of barely contained energy emanates from the works of Dick Perez: a solo exhibition of baseball's finest. The artist has portrayed the stars of the baseball world as official artist to prestigious institutions such as the Philadelphia Phillies and the Baseball Hall of Fame, and the passion he has for both the game and for art are clearly demonstrated in his thrilling works. The exhibitions open on March 26, 2013 and run until April 16, 2013. The opening reception will take place on the evening of Thursday, April 4, 2013. Entrance is free and art lovers are warmly encouraged to attend to meet some of the artists who created these delightful works of art. Exhibition Dates: March 26, 2013 – April 16, 2013 Reception: Thursday, April 4, 2013, 6-8 pm Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, New York City Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat, 11a.m. - 6 p.m. Event URL: http://www.agora-gallery.com/receptionexhibitions/4_4_2013.aspx Featured Artists: East Meets West: An Exhibition of Fine Arts from Asia Susumu Hasegawa | Kenji Inoue | Yasuyuki Ito | Noriko Kinouchi | Takashi Kogawa | Jenyshin | MIKIKO | Masakazu Tatebayashi Landscapes of the Mind Don Artamas | Won Choi | Patricia Engeler | Jackie Greene | Gaby Hahn | Mariann Helbo | Susan Lennon | Jarnail Singh | Tom Stewart | Enzo Trapani | Tinatin | Manisha Vedpathak | David Weekes Dick Perez: a solo exhibition of baseball's finest Dick Perez bout Agora Gallery Agora Gallery is a fine art gallery, established in 1984 and located in the heart of New York City’s Chelsea art galleries district. It is famous for showcasing a spectacular array of talented artists from around the world and around the corner, while providing quality and original art to collectors. Exhibitions are usually group exhibits, presenting the work of a number of artists, but sometimes solo exhibitions focus on the work of one particular artist. The gallery publishes ARTisSpectrum Magazine, a bi-annual magazine that is distributed to museums, galleries, art institutions and art schools around the world. It provides artists, collectors, museums, galleries, art organizations and enthusiasts with access to the work of international talented artists as well as feature articles, reviews and interviews. Agora Gallery is the proud sponsor of ARTmine, one of the most comprehensive resources available worldwide to view and purchase fine art. The gallery also runs Agora Art Blog, a blog designed to provide helpful information and advice for artists while providing a forum for artists to help one another by sharing their experiences and thoughts.

Luigi Ghirri - Kodachrome - Matthew Marks Gallery
Through April 19, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of work from the Italian photographer (1943-1992).

Family Scavenger Hunt - East End Arts Gallery
Through April 19, 2013 - Riverhead

Families are invited to explore the gallery with an interactive scavenger hunt, where adults and children alike can search for items like suns and paintbrushes within the works of abstract and figurative art in the current gallery show. This show features artwork that brings the subject back to some sort of beginning – its origin. March 15-April 19.

Soi Park - CUE Art Foundation
Through April 20, 2013 - New York

Adrian Ghenie - Pace Gallery
Through April 20, 2013 - New York

Pace's first exhibition of the young Romanian artist Adrian Ghenie, known for his meticulously-crafted, often brutal paintings that build upon the darker moments of European history, particularly social and political abuses of power, his personal history, and the collective memory of society. In the fall the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver mounted the first U.S. museum exhibition of Ghenie's work.

James Turrell - Roden Crater and Autonomous Structures - Pace Gallery
Through April 20, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of James Turrell's work in anticipation of the three-venue exhibition that will be held simultaneously at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston in June, 2013.

Michael Reafsnyder - We Ate the House - Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe
Through April 20, 2013 - New York

Exhibition by the southern California painter (b. 1969).

Ashley Bickerton & Nicolas Pol - Lehmann Maupin
Through April 20, 2013 - New York

A dual exhibition by the contemporary artists.

Nayland Blake - What Wont Wreng - Matthew Marks Gallery
Through April 20, 2013 - New York

Blake's newest work is produced with a combination of found and made objects.

Barbara Goodstein - Bowery Gallery
Through April 20, 2013 - New York

D-L Alvarez - The Unforgiving Minute - Derek Eller Gallery
Through April 20, 2013 - New York

Wendy Gittler - First Street Gallery
Through April 20, 2013 - New York

Leigh Behnke: Myth and Memory: Personal Iconographies - Fischbach Gallery
Through April 20, 2013 - New York

Selected Works Courtesy of William Mc Willie Chambers III - Fischbach Gallery
Through April 20, 2013 - New York

Al Held: Alphabet Paintings - Cheim & Read
Through April 20, 2013 - New York

Seven monumental paintings, dating from 1961-67, by New York painter Al Held (1928-2005).

Rita Ackermann - Negative Muscle - Hauser & Wirth
Through April 20, 2013 - New York

Frank Bowling - Spanierman Modern
Through April 20, 2013 - New York

Darren Almond - Hemispheres and Continents - Matthew Marks Gallery
Through April 20, 2013 - New York

Sixteen photographs made between 2002 and 2012 on all seven continents. The photographs are part of Almond's Fullmoon series, made at night, with exposures lasting between 15 and 60 minutes allowing the light of the full moon to illuminate massive ice shelves, African micro-climates and Japanese meadows in full bloom.

Daniel Turner - Franklin Parrasch Gallery
Through April 20, 2013 - New York

An eponymous exhibition of new works by the artist (b. 1983). Central to Turner's work is the synthesis of ideas through a stark economy of means - the breaking down of materials, and of function from form. Turner has shaped an environment which sustainedly contains ambiguous scenarios within itself. These environments seem to suggest a precarious situation which they never actually realize.

RISE - Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios
Through April 20, 2013 - New York

RISE is an opera-infused play intertwining the tale of Rome's most infamous anarchist Emperor with the extravagant ambition of four modern-day misfits. In a decaying Roman Empire, debauchery and ruthlessness are de rigueur, but Boy-King Elagabalus's excesses and flagrant disregard for religious tradition and sexual taboos shocks even the most callous citizens. Placed on the throne by the conniving machinations of his mother and grandmother, Elagabalus marries a sacred Vestal Virgin, skewers the national religion, and flaunts his exploits with men and women of all classes. On the outskirts of LA, aspirations run high. Brick Richards has been a top player in porn for ten years, and his manager Myrna Malone desperately wants to convince him to transition to mainstream movies before his star fades. Myrna's assistant Glenn wants something different from Brick: a great, sweeping romance to make life complete. Glenn's roommate Mia doesn't care about sweeping romances, she just wants to achieve her dream of launching the next big cosmetics line, and maybe Myrna or Brick can make that happen? Through human history, one conflict is timeless: when personal ambition eclipses all other considerations, crossed desires lead to double crossing.

John Pizzarelli Quartet with Special Guest Bucky Pizzarelli - Cafe Carlyle
Through April 20, 2013 - New York

Ashley Bickerton & Nicolas Pol - Lehmann Maupin
Through April 20, 2013 - New York

A two-person exhibition pairing that presents a dialogue between two distinctive and wildly imaginative artists, born of different generations, who draw upon a similar reactive nature to construct vibrant, fantastical, and often times, otherworldly images of apocalyptic proportion.

American Watercolor Society - 146th Annual International Exhibition - Salmagundi Club
Through April 21, 2013 - New York

The AWS annual is one of the premier watercolor exhibits in the world. Over 1200 artists from throughout the United States and 12 foreign countries submitted their work to a panel of jurors chosen from signature members of the AWS. Of these submissions (one per artist), 114 paintings were selected for the exhibition. Forty paintings from the show are selected for the Traveling Exhibition, which will tour museums and galleries across the country during the next year. For the schedule of the Traveling Exhibition, and to see images of the prize-winning entries, visit www.americanwatercolorsociety.org.

The Shaping of New Visions: Photography, Film, Photobook - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through April 21, 2013 - Midtown

This exhibition, covering the period from 1910 to today, offers a critical reassessment of photography's role in the avant-garde and neo-avant-garde movements -- with a special emphasis on the medium's relation to Dada, Bauhaus, Surrealism, Constructivism, New Objectivity, Conceptual, and Post-Conceptual art -- and in the development of contemporary artistic practices. The shaping of what came to be known as "New Vision" photography bore the obvious influence of "lens-based" and "time-based" works. El Lissitzky best summarized its ethos: "The new world will not need little pictures," he wrote in The Conquest of Art (1922). "If it needs a mirror, it has the photograph and the cinema." Bringing together over 250 works from MoMA's collection, the exhibition features major projects by Man Ray, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Aleksandr Rodchenko, Germaine Krull, Gerhard Ruhm, Helen Levitt, Daido Moriyama, Robert Heinecken, Ed Ruscha, Martha Rosler, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Philip-Lorca DiCorcia, and Walid Raad, among others. Photographic history is presented as a multivalent history of distinct "new visions," rooted in unconventional and innovative exercises that range from photograms and photomontages to experimental films and photobooks.

Zarina: Paper Like Skin - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through April 21, 2013 - New York

The exhibition Zarina: Paper Like Skin, organized by Allegra Pesenti, Curator, Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, travels to the Guggenheim Museum as part of its international tour. This retrospective of Indian-born American artist Zarina Hashmi is the first major exploration of the artist's career, charting a developmental arc from her work in the 1960s to the present and includes many seminal works from the late 1960s and early 1970s, woodblock prints, etchings and lithographs, and a small selection of related sculptures in bronze and cast paper. The Guggenheim's recent acquisition of 20 works from a major series of pin drawings from 1975 to 1977 serves as a fulcrum for the New York presentation, which is conceived in close collaboration with the artist. An exhibition catalogue provides insights into her life and work. The New York presentation is organized by Sandhini Poddar, Associate Curator, Asian Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

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.

Identity: An Exhibition of You! - Connecticut Science Center
Through April 21, 2013 - Hartford

Each visitor's own identity is front and center. The personalized experience allows you to look at your own fingerprints, see your personality as a musical spectrum, investigate where your brain stores your identity, map your social connections, and throughout the exhibition, see yourself from new perspectives: your future self, your symmetrical self, and yourself as a new gender or ethnicity. January 18, 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.

The Path of Nature: French Paintings from the Wheelock Whitney Collection, 1785-1850 - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through April 21, 2013 - New York

In 2003 the Metropolitan Museum acquired a significant group of paintings spanning a key period in European history, beginning with the advent of the French Revolution and concluding with the reign of Louis-Philippe. Assembled by the New York connoisseur Wheelock Whitney between 1972 and 2000, this collection reveals a rich tradition of painting out of doors nearly a century before Impressionism, thus amplifying the role of the natural world as a source of inspiration to artists on the cusp of the modern epoch. This exhibition of fifty paintings is the first to be devoted entirely to the Whitney collection and includes examples by numerous painters who are thought to be represented in no other American museum.

Drawing Surrealism - Morgan Library & Museum
Through April 21, 2013 - New York

Bringing together more than 160 works on paper by such iconic artists as Salvador Dali, Max Ernst, Leonora Carrington, and Joan Miro, this is the first major exhibition to explore the central role of drawing in surrealism, one of the most important movements in twentieth-century art. Once considered a minor medium, drawing became a predominant means of expression and innovation among surrealist artists in the first half of the twentieth century, resulting in a rich array of graphic techniques including automatic drawing, collage, decalcomania, exquisite corpse, and frottage.

Transformations 2 - Loft Artist Association
Through April 21, 2013 - Stamford

The exhibit will showcase the Loft Artists Association's members, as they exhibit their new creations from older artworks, recycled household items and other goodies, being used in an imaginative piece of art. Some items on display will include sea glass, newspapers, junk mail, old tools, and organic gems from the sea and earth. March 22-April 21, 2013.

Art for Everyone – The Federal Art Project in Connecticut - Fairfield Museum and History Center
Through April 21, 2013 - Fairfield

This exhibit will feature more than 20 Connecticut artists of the Federal Art Project, who forever captured scenes of life in Connecticut on canvas during the Great Depression. The exhibit features over 20 Connecticut artists whose work was placed in public places, including courthouses, state hospitals, sanatoriums, post offices, schools, and libraries, and helped to broaden the idea that art should be enjoyed by everyone. March 14-April 21, 2013.

Cirque Du Solieil Presents 'Totem' - Citi Field Lot C.
Through April 21, 2013 - Flushing

Reptile Week - Mystic Aquarium
Through April 21, 2013 - Mystic

Get your hands on the chilling side of nature with some creatures that are cold-blooded and seriously cool. Mystic Aquarium's new reptile encounter program, Scales & Tails, opens in April. Feel the spiny scales of a bearded dragon or the smooth shell of a yellow-footed tortoise. Get face-to-face with a ball python or touch the slick skin of an American alligator. Learn more about Scales & Tails and Reptile Week, April 13 - 21, at http://bit.ly/ZKuF2y.

The Orchid Show - 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.

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.

German Expressionism 1900-1930: Masterpieces from the Neue Galerie Collection - Neue Galerie
Through April 22, 2013 - New York

The Neue Galerie presents important works of German Expressionism from its permanent collection. The exhibition examines themes of primitivism and modernity, two poles of Expressionism that artists employed to free themselves from the academic conventions of the 19th century.

German & Austrian Decorative Arts from Jugendstil to the Bauhaus: The Harry C. Sigman Gift - Neue Galerie
Through April 22, 2013 - New York

Featuring over 100 works of German and Austrian decorative arts from Los Angeles-based attorney and collector Harry C. Sigman.

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.

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

Tour The Orchid Show with an expert guide who will provide an in-depth look at rare and extraordinary orchid specimens. Meet in the Palms of the World Gallery in the Conservatory. Through April 22.

Make it Grand - New York Transit Museum
Through April 23, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Join the Museum during spring break for Make It Grand!, an original, interactive musical that celebrates 100 years of Grand Central Terminal. The program is free with Museum admission. Performance is approximately 30 minutes in length. Recommended for ages 4 and older.

Pre- K Sports Trial Class (Ages 3-5 drop off) - Gymboree Play & Msuic of Scarsdale
Through April 24, 2013 - Scarsdale

Kids only are invited to have fun, get some physical exercise, and learn about team-building through fitness-inspired activities. Activities focus on developing the skills involved in soccer, basketball, baseball, volleyball, hockey, racquet sports, track and field, and golf. Activities are designed to get preschoolers engaged in non-competitive interactive games and sports which emphasize flexibility, confidence, and emotional well-being to build strong bodies and minds. This 1-hour drop off class runs on Wednesday or Thursday. For more information, or to sign up for your FREE preview class please visit gymboreeclasses.com/scarsdaleny.site, or call the center at 914-472-0192.

Tribeca Film Festival Artists Awards Exhibition Sponsored by CHANEL - New York Academy of Art
Through April 24, 2013 - Manhattan

Free Public Exhibition of Work by Stephen Hannock, David Kratz, Curtis Kulig, Gillian Laub, Robert Longo, Angelina Nasso, Erik Parker, Jose Parla, Joyce Pensato, Clifford Ross, William Wegman and Dustin Yellin, Sponsored by Chanel. Artwork from twelve major contemporary artists, which will be given as prizes to winning filmmakers at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, will be on view April 3-24, 2013, at the New York Academy of Art, 111 Franklin Street, Manhattan. Stephen Hannock, David Kratz, Curtis Kulig, Gillian Laub, Robert Longo, Angelina Nasso, Erik Parker, Jose Parla, Joyce Pensato, Clifford Ross, William Wegman and Dustin Yellin have all donated work, consisting of paintings, photographs, etchings and prints to the Artists Awards program. The exhibition will be free and open to the public. The Tribeca Film Festival Artist Awards Program presents original artwork to winning filmmakers at the annual Festival. The program was created by TFF co-founder Jane Rosenthal to celebrate New York artists. This year’s TFF will run April 17-28, 2013.

Tribeca Film Festival Artists Awards presented by CHANEL - New York Academy of Art
Through April 24, 2013 - New York

Free Public Exhibition of Work by Stephen Hannock, David Kratz, Curtis Kulig, Gillian Laub, Robert Longo, Angelina Nasso, Erik Parker, Jose Parla, Joyce Pensato, Clifford Ross, William Wegman and Dustin Yellin, Sponsored by Chanel Artwork from twelve major contemporary artists, which will be given as prizes to winning filmmakers at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, will be on view April 3-24, 2013, at the New York Academy of Art, 111 Franklin Street, Manhattan. Stephen Hannock, David Kratz, Curtis Kulig, Gillian Laub, Robert Longo, Angelina Nasso, Erik Parker, Jose Parla, Joyce Pensato, Clifford Ross, William Wegman and Dustin Yellin have all donated work, consisting of paintings, photographs, etchings and prints to the Artists Awards program. The exhibition will be free and open to the public. The Tribeca Film Festival Artist Awards Program presents original artwork to winning filmmakers at the annual Festival. The program was created by TFF co-founder Jane Rosenthal to celebrate New York artists. This year’s TFF will run April 17-28, 2013.

Kandinsky 1911-1913 - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through April 25, 2013 - New York

Perhaps more than any other 20th-century painter, Vasily Kandinsky (b. 1866, Moscow; d. 1944, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France) has been closely linked to the history of the Guggenheim Museum. Hilla Rebay--artist, art advisor, and the museum's first director--promoted nonobjective painting above all other forms of abstraction. She was particularly inspired by the work and writing of Kandinsky, a pioneer of abstraction, who believed that the task of the painter was to convey his own inner world, rather than imitate the natural world. The museum's holdings have grown to include more than 150 works by Kandinsky, and focused exhibitions of his works are presented in the Kandinsky Gallery on Annex Level 3. The current installation, Kandinsky 1911-1913, highlights paintings completed at the moment the artist made great strides toward complete abstraction and published his aesthetic treatise, On the Spiritual in Art (1911, though dated 1912). Also featured are paintings by Robert Delaunay and Franz Marc that were exhibited alongside the work of Kandinsky and others in the landmark 1912 Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider) exhibition held at the Moderne Galerie Heinrich Thannhauser in Munich.

Vanishing Point - Loft Artist Association
Through April 25, 2013 - Stamford

Max Weisen's art is on display. As his seventieth birthday approached, he decided to expand an interest in drawing and painting into a serious application of his skill with color and design. He has produced over 50 canvases covering portrait, landscape and still life, as well as fantasy subjects.

downUNDER Nutmeg Week - Fairfield Woods Branch Library
Through April 25, 2013 - Fairfield

Cast your ballot for 2013 Teen Nutmeg nominated books and celebrate this year's selections by making a zombie (stuffed toy), solving codes and other book-inspired crafts in the downUnder Teen Center. Grades 6-12.

Benjamin Swett - New York City of Trees - Arsenal Gallery
Through April 26, 2013 - New York

We know that trees improve living conditions in cities by filtering and cooling the air, absorbing excess rainwater, and making neighborhoods more attractive. But little has been said about the importance of trees as keepers of a city's past. In this collection of personal narratives, historical observations, and color photographs, Benjamin Swett focuses on trees with stories to tell, adding a warm and welcome outlook that is unique to the city and its cosmopolitan character. The stories of these trees from all five boroughs -- some dating back to the Revolutionary era and before -- link the living with the past in an unusual, engaging way.

Songwoot Kaewvisit - Golden Grain - Tally Beck Contemporary
Through April 26, 2013 - New York

The Thai artist's first solo exhibition in New York, featuring five new paintings from Kaewvisit's Golden Grain series and two large-scale canvases from his Snake Oil series.

'The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe' - St. Luke's Theatre
Through April 27, 2013 - Times Square

Off Broadway Family Theatre presents an adaptation of C.S. Lewis' beloved tale from his Chronicles of Narnia series. In this creative adaptation, two actors play eight characters, both human and animal. Travel to Narnia through the old wardrobe with the four Pevensie children, and get swept into their journey to stand with the great lion Aslan against the evil White Witch. She has placed the land of Narnia under enchantment and now it is always winter, but never Christmas. Audiences will be drawn into the theater's "magic circle," where children and animals, fauns and mythical creatures come to life in this enchanting tale.

William Klein: Paintings, Etc. - Howard Greenberg Gallery
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of rarely seen photographs and paintings by artist William Klein -- one of the leading photographers of the postwar era as well as an influential filmmaker, painter, and graphic artist -- unveiling his early paintings and experiments in photography spanning nearly half a century from the 1940s through 1990.

Hirali Sawa - Figment - James Cohan Gallery
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

A double projection, Lineament (2012) begins with a panning shot that travels across the rumpled white sheets of a single bed. If we might usually think of film as a technology of remembrance, curator Tom Morton writes of Lineament that it "is employed to a different end. Hiraki Sawa does not try to recover that which has been forgotten, but rather investigates the aftermath of forgetting -- a dreamlike state in which the usual rules of cause and effect are suspended, and new imaginative possibilities take root."

Zhang Xiaogang - Pace Gallery
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

A two-venue exhibition of new work by Chinese artist Zhang Xiaogang. In addition to painting, Zhang Xiaogang has recently explored sculpture, working in bronze and gypsum.

American People, Black Light: Faith Ringgold (1960s) - ACA Galleries
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

A traveling exhibition, organized by the Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY.

Billy Childish - Lehmann Maupin
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of work by the English artist, painter, author, poet, photographer, film maker, singer and guitarist.

Charles Jarboe - New Paintings - Bernarducci Meisel Gallery
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

Ed Ruscha - Books & Co. - Gagosian Gallery
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

Ed Ruscha's publication of artist books beginning in the early 1960s had a profound effect on other contemporary artists. Bruce Nauman's Burning Small Fires (1969) was the first of many books directly influenced by and in conversation with Ruscha's publications; in this case Ruscha's Various Small Fires and Milk (1964), a book featuring documentary-like photographs of matches, a smoking pipe, and other forms of fire. The opening of Ed Ruscha Books & Co. will coincide with the release of MIT Press's Various Small Books: Referencing Small Books by Ed Ruscha (2013) and will feature over one hundred artist books by Ruscha and numerous others, showcasing Ruscha's lasting impact along with those he has inspired.

Diego Perrone - Scultura che non sia conchiglia non canta - Casey Kaplan Gallery
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

Marian Osher - Celebration! - Ceres Gallery
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

Osher's mixed-media artwork on canvas celebrates a broad spectrum of textures and colors that stimulate her personal vision. She hopes that viewers will feel tactile and sensory connections to their own experiences.

Joyce Parcher - Retrospective - Ceres Gallery
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of works from the past and the present --- perhaps portending the future. These acrylic, figurative, expressionist paintings, like time itself, have evolved but necessarily in a straight line.

Duane Michals: The Painted Photograph - DC Moore Gallery
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

The gallery's first exhibition of the work of Duane Michals, which focuses on his current series of hand-painted tintypes (2011-2013).

Barings in America - An Interactive Investment Experience - Museum of American Finance
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

Barings Bank provided financial backing in the US from the nation's beginning through the industrial revolution. This exhibition explores five of the firm's US investments, some good and some bad. Barings chose to invest in the fledgling government and its industry. Would you have done the same?

Erwin Olaf - Berlin - Hasted Kraeutler
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

A new series of photographs by Erwin Olaf set in the capital of Germany. The series, composed of scenes and portraits, allude to a painful past in a photographed present, while self portraits of Olaf reflect an aging future. A selection of photographs from the series have been produced as carbon prints. Carbon printing, a traditional 19th century printing method with strong ties to Dutch art history, is an extremely time consuming and arduous process using pigments. Olaf sought out one of the only Carbon printers still working in the Netherlands, Kees Brandenburg, and together they combined contemporary technique, with 19th century methods to produce an unrivaled 21st century version of the Carbon print. Erwin Olaf's Keyhole series will also be on view, which alludes to the strong emotions of shame and humiliation. The photographs are accompanied by a installation where the viewer can look through the keyholes of two doors, and depending which view they choose, experience a sentiment of either happiness or shame. The Keyhole exhibition was honored as one of the highlights during Arco Madrid 2012.

Atlas, Kahrs, Mucha, Whiteread - Luhring Augustine
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

How I Learned to Become a Superhero - T. Schreiber Studios
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

how i learned to become a Superhero follows the stories of three people who have taken action against the losses they have suffered in their lives by turning themselves into real life "Superheroes". Whether the Manhattan transplant "Safety Pilot" and his sidekick, the Seattle native "Hope", or the Baltimore renegade "Guardian Angel", the heroes have to face the consequences of playing make believe in a world that is all too real, where consequences of the past are always present, and the future uncertain.

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.

Gregg Louis - Psychic Menagerie - Nohra Haime Gallery
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of new works by Brooklyn-based artist, including video works and sculpture.

Will Kurtz - Another S*** Show - Mike Weiss Gallery
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

The second solo exhibition by Brooklyn-based artist Will Kurtz. Using the empty gallery as a site on which to stage operatic, all-encompassing mise-en-scene, Kurtz makes an ambitious, multi-part figure installation that throws the facade off human nature - albeit in canine terms. Constructed of unlikely materials such as newspaper, glue, wire and wood, more than 20 dogs of every breed, size and color, strain and cavort off the leash of a single human handler, each rendered more expressively than the next.

Jennifer Riley - Memory From Sight - Allegra LaViola Gallery
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

Recent paintings and drawings by Riley, with several large-scale paintings, smaller paintings, pastels, and ink drawings.

James Rieck - On Location - Lyons Wier Gallery
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

The paintings in this exhibition include compositions painted from digitally composited studies of figures in grandiose landscapes.

Zumbatomic Zumba for Kids - The Dance Treatment
Through April 28, 2013 - Mineola

Get ready for a Zumba fun fitness class for kids ages 5-9 and 9-12. Classes are available for adults, too. The first class is free.

Blues for Smoke - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through April 28, 2013 - New York

An interdisciplinary exhibition that explores a wide range of contemporary art through the lens of the blues and the blues aesthetic. Turning to the blues not simply as a musical category but as a field of artistic sensibilities and cultural idioms, the exhibition features works by nearly fifty artists from the 1950s to the present, as well as materials culled from music and popular entertainment. Blues for Smoke was conceived and developed by Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art curator Bennett Simpson, in consultation with the artist Glenn Ligon. The New York installation is being overseen by Whitney curator Chrissie Iles.

Raw/Cooked: Marela Zacarias - Brooklyn Museum
Through April 28, 2013 - Brooklyn

The seventh exhibition in the Raw/Cooked series, titled Supple Beat, presents the work of Gowanus-based artist Marela Zacarias. Recommended by Ramirez Jonas, Zacarias has created four site-specific sculptural works inspired by the Williamsburg Murals, uniting her interests in abstract forms, the history of objects, and urban renewal. Her large-scale pieces appear to be climbing the walls of the Museum's first-floor lobby and Great Hall, interacting with the architecture as if they were murals come to life. Zacarias draws on the concept of resilience implied by the Williamsburg Murals and explores the idea of bouncing back from adversity, relating to the history of the public housing project for which the murals were commissioned and the history of the works themselves. She constructs her unique sculptural forms from window screens and joint compound, which she then paints with original patterns. In Supple Beat, Zacarias's patterns are inspired by the related murals-- unique color palettes and geometric forms. Born and raised in Mexico City, Zacarias has painted more than thirty large-scale public murals. She holds an MFA from Hunter College.

Marcel Proust and Swann's Way: 100th Anniversary - Morgan Library & Museum
Through April 28, 2013 - New York

Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time is one of the most influential and ambitious literary works of all time. The Morgan celebrates the 1913 publication of the first of its seven volumes, Swann's Way, with a fascinating selection of the author's notebooks, preliminary drafts, galley-proofs, and other documents from the collection of the Bibliotheque nationale de France. The works on display will provide unique insight into Proust's creative process and the birth of his masterpiece. Also on view will be period postcards with depictions of Illiers, which served as the inspiration for Proust's fictional town Combray, and Paris. Several letters between Proust and his mother, Jeanne, from the Morgan's collection, will be included.

David Deutsch : Neighbors and Strangers - Feature Inc
Through April 28, 2013 - New York

An exhibition by the painter/photographer.

Julie Buffalohead: Let the Show Begin - National Museum of the American Indian
Through April 28, 2013 - New York

Julie Buffalohead (Ponca) uses the iconography of childhood to explore deeper themes of storytelling, motherhood, and identity in this exhibition of her recent paintings. Soft and cuddly toy animals come to life in her work, but this sweet surface disguises the less pretty realities of parenting such as pain and worry. Buffalohead also uses these characters to attack stereotypes about Native people, exposing their artificiality by staging them as a child's game.

'A (Tooth) Fairy Tale' - Vital Theatre Company, McGinn/Cazale Theatre
Through April 28, 2013 - Upper West Side

Collecting teeth and delivering quarters is tiring work, and The Tooth Fairy is ready for a vacation. Luckily, she meets a young boy named Samuel who is sick and tired of being a kid, and all the rules that go with it. But when Samuel and the Tooth Fairy arrange to switch places, nothing goes exactly as planned as adventures ensue across the Upper West Side of Manhattan and throughout New York City. A (Tooth) Fairy Tale is a wild, silly adventure filled with shiny quarters, sugary candy, and learning who you're really meant to be. Through April 28. Saturdays and Sundays at 11am and 1pm.

Julius Caesar - Brooklyn Academy of Music
Through April 28, 2013 - Brooklyn

The world-renowned Royal Shakespeare Company returns to BAM with a new twist on Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. Set in present-day Africa and featuring an all-black cast, this visionary production echoes recent regime struggles throughout the continent. The first production from the RSC's newly appointed artistic director Gregory Doran, this staging features sets by Michael Vale and live performances of contemporary West African music, fostering the contemporary resonance of this classic political thriller. According to The Guardian (UK), "...Doran's production gives the play's central debate about the necessary political murder a new immediacy."

Edvard Munch: The Scream - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through April 29, 2013 - New York

Edvard Munch's iconic The Scream (1895), among the most celebrated and recognized images in art history, will be on view at The Museum of Modern Art for a period of six months. Of the four versions of The Scream made by Munch between 1893 and 1910, this pastel-on-board from 1895 is the only one remaining in private hands; the three other versions are in the collections of museums in Norway. The Scream is being lent by a private collector.

Modernist Art from India - Radical Terrain - Rubin Museum of Art
Through April 29, 2013 - New York

Radical Terrain is the final exhibition of a three-part series Modernist Art from India, that examines art from post-independence India. Radical Terrain highlights the diverse explorations of landscape in Indian art after independence, showing how landscape was a means for artists to come to terms with the vastness of India as a new nation. Also featured will be new work by international contemporary artists currently working in landscape, to be introduced during the exhibition.

Natural History - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Through April 30, 2013 - Crown Heights

Artist Patrick Dougherty and a team of volunteers constructed a monumental woven-wood sculpture in honor of Brooklyn Botanic Garden's centennial. The result, large-scale sculptures made from sticks and saplings, is an organic structure that changes over time as the materials settle and decay.

Wacky Tuesday - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through April 30, 2013 - Crown Heights

Kids under 5 explore art, science, and culture in a wacky, fun, and exciting way.

Little Scientists - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through April 30, 2013 - Crown Heights

Kids under 5 investigate the world of natural science with hands-on activities.

Tales for Tots - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through April 30, 2013 - Crown Heights

Travel to far away places in your imagination by listening to tales from around the world.

Space Shuttle Enterprise: A Pioneer - Intrepid Sea Air & Space Museum
Through April 30, 2013 - New York

"Space Shuttle Enterprise: A Pioneer" -- a new exhibition that explores the history of Enterprise and its critical role in the development of the space shuttle -- will open to the public on Thursday, January 17 at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, located at Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue) in Manhattan. "Space Shuttle Enterprise: A Pioneer" introduces Enterprise with compelling artifacts of the era -- such as space shuttle cockpit instruments, a flight helmet and model orbiters -- as well as archival images and video clips to illustrate the history and significance of the prototype orbiter. The exhibition celebrates the pilots and engineers who contributed to the Enterprise story in addition to the technological innovations that helped to make it an icon of the space program. This exhibition will also include photographs crowd sourced from the public who have documented Enterprise's journey from its origins in the 1970s to its expedition to the Intrepid Museum last spring. The exhibition will be open to the public through Spring 2013. In April 2012, the space shuttle Enterprise arrived in New York City and in July 2012, Enterprise joined the collection of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in a temporary, climate-controlled Space Shuttle Pavilion on the Flight Deck. However in late October, Hurricane Sandy damaged the pavilion, and as a result, Enterprise itself is not currently on public display. The exhibition is free with the price of admission to the museum. The museum is currently offering a Gift of Intrepid "buy one, get one free" promotion through February 15, 2013. The special social media offer is available to those who are Facebook fans of the Museum or those who follow the museum on Twitter. Visitors must print and bring with them the special coupon posted. For more information, visit www.intrepidmuseum.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.

Rainbows - Long Island Children's Museum
Through April 30, 2013 - Garden City

Come learn the colors of the rainbow and how they are made. Have fun painting your own beautiful rainbow to brighten up April's spring showers. The program runs through April 30.

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.

APRIL IN PARIS: Susan Malloy Draws the City of Light for Young People - Westport Library
Through April 30, 2013 - Westport

A display of drawings by this Westport artist from a recent trip to Paris with her grandchildren. April 1- April 30,2013.

Poetry Month - Walt Whitman Birthplace
Through April 30, 2013 - Huntington

In honor of poetry month, Walt Whitman Birthplace is offering activities for kids who can "make and take" a poem in the Poetry Corner. Using spring themes of bunnies, tulips, chicks, butterflies and Easter eggs, kids can create their very own poems. Craft supplies will be available. In addition, step back to the 19th century and, with a knowledgeable interpreter, tour the farmhouse in which Whitman was born. Also, hear a recording of Walt's voice reading his poem, "America." April 1-April 30,2013.

Macy's Sunday Story Time - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
Through April 30, 2013 - Upper West Side

Enjoy a different story every week with DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society. Support for the Macy's Sunday Story Time provided by the Macy's Foundation.

TTK's '1Plus1Plus1' Art Show Feat. Music by TJ Mizell - White Rabbit
Through April 30, 2013 - New York

Fresh off the heels of his feature slot in the Ricky Powell Fall Classic Group Art Show, painter, record collector and Polo bon vivant TTK returns to White Rabbit with a team of visual artists he assembled to bring their artistic vision to the gallery. The opening ceremony for the show, titled 1Plus1Plus1 is on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 7PM-1AM at White Rabbit, 145 E. Houston St. between Forsyth & Eldridge. Just added to the bill as minister of sound is DJ TJ Mizell, the son of Run DMC's very own Jam Master Jay. "I'm really excited they asked me to DJ for this show. The artists are so talented and my sound totally goes with their vibe. It's going to be a crazy night," TJ said. Presented by 2'12" and ChevonMedia, the 1Plus1Plus1 gallery show will feature KlashWon, a Brooklyn based artist who combines everyday life experience with iconic cultural figures, Sam Woolley, whose work explores the dark underbelly of fame and family and TTK, a jaunty, curatorial force whose surreal, colorful paintings bend reality to the will of an active imagination. The show will run throughout April with shirts, prints and other merchandise also available for purchase. White Rabbit is a Lower East Side gallery space in New York City, complete with a full bar and kitchen, serving Latin and Asian small plates nightly. The opening begins at 7:00 P.M. with conversations about the paintings and will turn into a musical celebration of the artists and their work as the night progresses. Guests can RSVP to ArtByTTK@gmail.com. About TTK - TTK is a Brooklyn based artist with an international audience from California to South Korea. He is known to infuse social concerns, his favorite pop icons, fashion, sports and music into his work. TTK's custom art clients include recording artists Dwele, Natalie of Floetry, as well as special projects for Cornell University, Hot 97 and Timberland. Event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/472876976094833/

The Midnight Moment - Times Square
Through April 30, 2013 - New York

A spectacular visual and inspirational message will greet New Yorkers and visitors to the Crossroads of the World this April as part of a synchronized program on fifteen of the largest digital screens in Times Square. “The Power of Words,” a new short film compilation of Nelson Mandela’s words, pays tribute to the peaceful vision of the South African leader on the occasion of his upcoming 95th birthday and was created especially for the Times Square screens. Throughout April, the film will air from 11:57 pm – midnight as part of the Midnight Moment: A Digital Gallery, a presentation of the Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) and Times Square Arts in collaboration with the Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) and Nelson Mandela Foundation. The showing also coincides with National Poetry Month. The words of Nelson Mandela – made up of text edited from numerous speeches – will collide, float, pour and burst onto the screens through a dramatic, cosmic blue background in the collaborative work, created by Nabil Elderkin, Andrew van der Westhuyzen and Gregory Stern., “The Power of Words” project, sponsored by Montblanc, was created in response to a challenge by the Nelson Mandela Foundation and TFI to inspire filmmakers to create short films that highlight the enduring impact of words and the resonance of Mandela’s message through multiple eras and generations. This public video piece was created by one of the directors, Nabil Elderkin, in collaboration with animator Andrew Van Der Westhuyze, to help bring greater public awareness to the initiative, which will continue later this year with four additional filmmakers, who will work with TFI and Out of Africa Entertainment to create original short films based on quotes from Mandela’s teachings that will be released throughout the year. To help further spread the teachings of Mandela, TFI will spearhead the creation of an additional online video that will allow viewers around the world to have a virtual experience of “The Power of Words” public video piece beyond its run in Times Square.

Introduction to Birdwatching - Prospect Park Audubon Center
Through May 01, 2013 - Flatbush

Explore the Park's natural areas and learn how to look for amazing birds. Take a tour and learn about the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Carole Eisner: Geometric Abstract Paintings, 1979-1982 - Susan Eley Fine Art
Through May 01, 2013 - New York

During a brief period of her distinguished career, Carole Eisner painted a series of some 30 geometric abstractions from 1979-1982. Eisner has had numerous exhibitions, but this is the first showing of this rare body of work, characterized by dashes, squiggles, Xs, rectangles, lines and triangles, electrified and suspended against plains of flat, saturated color.

Nyack Winter Farmer's Market - Nyack Center
Through May 02, 2013 - Nyack

Farm market fans have no fear, the Nyack market is moving indoors for the winter. Familiar vendors from the summer market will be on hand each Thursday through May 2 selling locally-produced food, wine, baked goods, and more.

Ultimate Fitness for Kids with Special Needs - 14th Street Y
Through May 03, 2013 - East Village

A total body fitness class for kids ages 10-14 who are on the autism spectrum. Kids will learn how to exercise in a safe and fun way. The Ultimate Fitness program encourages a supportive atmosphere through a variety of exercises designed to increase physical fitness and promote teamwork. Activities include obstacle courses, exercise circuits, relay races, and lots of fun, team-related games. This class is part of the 14th Street Y's Kol Program, which hosts several weekend classes for kids with special needs. The program is geared for children on the high-functioning end of the autistic spectrum and children with communication and language delays. For more information or to receive an application, contact Amanda Kayam at Amanda_Kayam@14StreetY.org or 646-395-4339.

Works from MoCCA and SI Permanent Collection - Society of Illustrators
Through May 04, 2013 - New York

Featuring works from the collections of the Society of Illustrators and the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art.

Kenny Scharf - Paul Kasmin Gallery
Through May 04, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of works by the Brooklyn-based American painter (b. 1958).

Peter Maier - New Paintings - Bernarducci Meisel Gallery
Through May 04, 2013 - New York

Yael Bartana - Petzel Gallery
Through May 04, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of work from the Israeli video artist.

Zach Harris - Zach Feuer Gallery
Through May 04, 2013 - New York

Shelly Malkin - Mind Journeys - James Graham & Sons
Through May 04, 2013 - New York

Matti Bonetti - Paul Kasmin Gallery
Through May 04, 2013 - New York

Eli Ping - Susan Inglett Gallery
Through May 04, 2013 - New York

Eli Ping's fourth solo exhibition with the gallery.

Treasures from the Vault - Morgan Library & Museum
Through May 05, 2013 - New York

From Mozart to Machiavelli, there is always something fascinating to explore in the Morgan's historic McKim building. From January 15 to May 5, thirty works from the Morgan's exceptional collections of medieval manuscripts, printed books and bindings, private letters and correspondence, and original music will be on view. Highlights include such treasures as a letter from J. R. R. Tolkien containing his commentary on the creation and critical reception of The Hobbit; a magnificent twelfth-century illuminated manuscript depicting the life, passion, and miracles of St. Edmund; Percy Bysshe Shelley's On Life manuscript; and Beethoven's Tenth Violin Sonata in G Major. The Morgan's important holdings of Americana are represented by a letter from Alexander Hamilton to Martha Washington upon the death of her husband, and a volume of Edward Curtis's monumental The North American Indian, a photographic project funded in part by Pierpont Morgan.

Seismic Shifts: 10 Visionaries in Contemporary Art and Architecture - National Academy of Design Museum and School of Fine Arts
Through May 05, 2013 - New York

Featuring works by Nick Cave, Bill Viola, Thornton Dial, Tom Friedman, Vik Muniz, Kate Orff, Betye Saar, and others, highlighting some of the most important artists of today, known for challenging conventions.

The 2013 Annual - National Academy of Design Museum and School of Fine Arts
Through May 05, 2013 - New York

A tradition at the Academy since its founding in 1826, the exhibition includes work by recently elected Academy members and highlights their important contribution to American culture.

The Dream Continues: Photographs of Martin Luther King Murals by Vergara - New-York Historical Society
Through May 05, 2013 - New York

Since the 1970s Camilo Vergara has been traveling across the United States photographing and thus documenting hand-painted murals of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as they appeared on the walls of establishments such as car repair shops, barbershops, and fast food restaurants in city streets and alley ways. The folk art portraits have expressed how the inner-city residents saw the slain civil rights leader--at times a statesman, a hero, a visionary, or a martyr. Vergara also discovered that these images were often based on iconic photographs of Dr. King but that, depending upon the neighborhood where they were created, the portraits could take on the likeness of Latinos, Native Americans, or Asians.

Roman Vishniac Rediscovered - International Center of Photography
Through May 05, 2013 - New York

Roman Vishniac Rediscovered brings together four decades of work by an extraordinarily versatile and innovative photographer for the first time. Vishniac (1897-1990) created the most widely recognized and reproduced photographic record of Jewish life in Eastern Europe between the two World Wars. These celebrated photographs were taken on assignment for the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, the world's largest Jewish relief organization, from 1935–38, yet this exhibition follows the photographer's long and accomplished career from the early 1920s through the 1950s.This exhibition introduces recently discovered and radically diverse new bodies of work by Vishniac, and repositions his iconic photographs of Eastern Europe within the broader tradition of 1930s commissioned social documentary photography. The exhibition is organized by ICP Adjunct Curator Maya Benton.

We Went Back: Photographs from Europe 1933-1956 by Chim - International Center of Photography
Through May 05, 2013 - New York

This retrospective exhibition traces the development of Chim's career as an intellectually engaged photojournalist, placing his life and work in the broader context of 1930s-50s photography and European politics. Born Dawid Szymin in Warsaw, Chim (who after WWII published under the name David Seymour) began his career in 1933 photographing for leftist magazines in Paris. In 1936, along with his friends Robert Capa and Gerda Taro, Chim traveled to Spain to photograph the civil war in support of the Republican side, publishing regularly in all the major European and American picture magazines. Chim was an astute observer of 20th-century European political affairs, workers' rights, and culture, from the beginnings of the antifascist struggle to the rebuilding of countries ravaged by World War II. The exhibition will showcase over 120 mainly vintage black-and white and color prints, publications in which his work originally appeared, contact sheets, and personal material. The exhibition is organized by ICP Curator Cynthia Young.

March for Babies Fundraiser - Blue Hill Plaza
Through May 05, 2013 - Pearl River

March of Dimes hosts this five mile walk and fundraiser. Registration starts at 9am. Walk starts at 10am.

Rosemarie Padovano - That Fell on Deaf Ears - Momenta Art
Through May 05, 2013 - Brooklyn

The first solo exhibition of Rosemarie Padovano includes two videos, Paloma and Please Touch, and a concurrent screening of her new video Chroma.

Projects 99: Meiro Koizumi - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through May 06, 2013 - New York

Working in video and performance, Meiro Koizumi (Japanese, b. 1976) has built a compelling body of work that deals with power dynamics on scales from the familial to the national, and examines questions of political and psychological control. Implicating himself, his performers, and the viewer through choreographed emotional manipulations, Koizumi creates works that straddle the uncomfortable and indefinable line between cruelty and comedy. His first solo museum presentation in the United States, Projects 99 includes a selection of earlier projects, as well as Defect in Vision (2011), Meiro's most ambitious and accomplished project to date. Probing the idea of blindness -- both philosophical and physical -- the piece is projected on two sides of a single screen, preventing the viewer from taking in both views at once. The action follows two performers who repeatedly enact a domestic scene set during World War II. While staged in the historical past, the scene's portent of impending catastrophe has taken on a new relevance following the Fukushima nuclear disaster, in a work that is incisive, thought-provoking, and visually lush.

Charting Fluxus: George Maciunas's Ambitious Art History - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through May 06, 2013 - New York

Fluxus was an international network of artists active in the 1960s and 1970s. Through the tireless efforts of its founder George Maciunas, Fluxus presented festivals and concerts and distributed artists' multiples, which Maciunas fabricated in his Soho loft. Collective, performative, anti-institutional, and irreverent, Fluxus sought to bridge the gaps between different artistic mediums and between art and life.

Gutai: Splendid Playground - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through May 08, 2013 - New York

As part of the Guggenheim's Asian Art Program, the museum presents North America's first museum exhibition devoted to Gutai, the most influential artists' collective and artistic movement in postwar Japan and one of the most important international avant-garde movements of the 1950s and 1960s. Organized thematically and chronologically to explore Gutai's inventive approach to materials, process, and performativity, the exhibition explores the group's radical experimentation across a range of media and styles and demonstrates how individual artists pushed the limits of what art could be in a postatomic age. The spectrum of works includes painting, experimental performance and film, indoor and outdoor installation art, sound art, interactive or "playful" art, light art, and Kinetic art. The exhibition comprises some 120 objects by 25 artists on loan from museum and private collections in Japan, the United States, and Europe, and offers new scholarship, especially on so-called late Gutai works that date from 1965 to 1972. Gutai: Splendid Playground is organized by Ming Tiampo, Associate Professor of Art History, Carleton University, Ottawa, and Alexandra Munroe, Samsung Senior Curator of Asian Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. This exhibition is supported in part by The Japan Foundation and the Dedalus Foundation, Inc. The Leadership Committee for Gutai: Splendid Playground is gratefully acknowledged for its support.

Das Wandernde Sternlein - Czech Center New York
Through May 09, 2013 - New York

Exhibition by the Czech artist MARK THER, featuring his award winning film Das Wandernde Sternlein, 2011. The film takes place in the dark forest of the Czech frontiers, the Sudetenland, and presents woods and wilderness as the site of childhood nightmares and secret rituals. Exhibition opening: Thursday, March 21 at 7PM. Open through May 9. More info: www.czechcenter.com

The Comic Art of Harvey Kurtzman - Society of Illustrators
Through May 11, 2013 - New York

This retrospective, curated by Monte Beauchamp (founder, editor, and designer of BLABWORLD, an anthology of painting, illustration, print making, and sequential art) and pioneering underground cartoonist, writer, editor, and publisher Denis Kitchen presents many rare artifacts and original art culled from private collections and the Kurtzman estate.

Anne Harris - New Paintings - Alexandre Gallery
Through May 11, 2013 - New York

Exhibition Space - apexart
Through May 11, 2013 - New York

Exhibition Space considers the aesthetic and conceptual implications of photography and its pivotal role in two early milestones of the US exploration of space.

Judy Glantzman - Betty Cuningham Gallery
Through May 11, 2013 - New York

An exhibition featuring the painter's works.

Elizabeth Neel - Sikkema Jenkins & Co.
Through May 11, 2013 - New York

Golnaz Fathi - Sundaram Tagore Gallery
Through May 11, 2013 - New York

For her debut solo exhibition in New York, Iranian artist Golnaz Fathi -- who divides her time between Tehran and Paris -- presents recent works on canvas that draw on her long practice of traditional Iranian calligraphy.

Soonja Han: The Space of Art - The Art of Space - De Buck Gallery
Through May 11, 2013 - New York

The Paris-based artist's first solo exhibition in NYC.

Framed: Step into Art - Stepping Stones Museum
Through May 12, 2013 - Norwalk

Children can enter the framework of famous paintings and experience art by as they physically enter a scene and are encouraged to interpret, express and connect with art. They can ride a giant chicken attached to a wagon, set up a camp in the Canadian Rockies, prepare dinner for a group of hungry farmers. They can become an art gallery director, selecting and exhibiting art in their own gallery, as well as explore the exhibit through Art Hunt Cards. The exhibit was produced by the Minnesota Children's Museum for the members of the Youth Museum Exhibit Collaborative (YMEC). Through May 12, 2013.

Degas, Miss La La, and the Cirque Fernando - Morgan Library & Museum
Through May 12, 2013 - New York

For several successive evenings in January 1879, Edgar Degas (1834-1917) attended performances at the Cirque Fernando by one of the most famous circus performers of his time, an aerialist known as Miss La La. For her extraordinary act, Miss La La was slowly hoisted nearly seventy feet into the circus's domed roof, suspended solely from a rope clenched between her teeth. Degas produced a number of studies of the performer and the circus building--drawings, pastels, and an oil sketch--before creating his celebrated painting, Miss La La at the Cirque Fernando. The exhibition brings together for the first time Degas's remarkable painting, on loan from the National Gallery, London, and nearly all of the related preparatory works. Also on view will be images of the Cirque Fernando by Degas's contemporaries, photographs of Miss La La and her troupe, and posters and other printed material.

Cirque du Soleil - Totem - Citi Field
Through May 12, 2013 - Flushing

Written and directed by internationally renowned multidisciplinary artist Robert Lepage, TOTEM traces the fascinating journey of the human species from its original amphibian state to its ultimate desire to fly. Inspired by many founding myths, TOTEM illustrates, through a visual and acrobatic language, the evolutionary progress of species. Somewhere between science and legend TOTEM explores the ties that bind Man to other species, his dreams and his infinite potential.

Tim Lee: In Focus - Asia Society and Museum
Through May 12, 2013 - New York

Made specifically for the Asia Society, artist Tim Lee's Blowin' in the Wind, Bob Dylan, 1963, an interactive multimedia installation, is meant to function as a karaoke pavilion in which the audience is invited to sing along to the accompaniment of the artist's guitar cover of Dylan's iconic folk anthem. The participatory exhibition is meant to provoke a thoughtful consideration of how our understanding of a situation is often relative to our own personal experiences.

Calm and Connected: Parenting your Child with ADHD - Pediatric Health Associates
Through May 13, 2013 - Plainview

ADHD experts have long recommended Parent Training as a crucial part of treatment for children with ADHD. This workshop you will help parents develop tools, techniques, and strategies to reduce challenging behaviors, homework stress, and school struggles. Education and guidance from a trained professional will increase parenting confidence and effectiveness.

Preschool Playgroup - Kirkbride Hall
Through May 14, 2013 - Stony Point

Parents with pre-schoolers are invited to this weekly playgroup, which meets most Tuesdays (skips March 26) through May 14. Kirkbride Hall is a gymnasium with plenty of space for kids to run, jump, dance or otherwise have fun.

Form Is Emptiness, Abstract Paintings by Michael Katz - Tibet House US Gallery
Through May 14, 2013 - New York

Featuring the vibrant works of renowned artist Michael Katz. A portion of all sales will benefit Tibet House US and its ongoing work to preserve and present Tibetan culture. Michael Katz is a celebrated writer, doctor, and visual artist based in New York City. Form Is Emptiness, his first exhibit for the Tibet House US, is an impressive display of his abstract expressionist work. Working with acrylic and mixed media, Katz skillfully combines fragments into cohesive and dynamic images full of color and depth. Each piece is reflective of the energy and layers of the Buddhist journey, communicating a sense of possibility, freedom, and spontaneity. In addition to the influence of Buddhism, Katz' artwork is inspired by music, yoga, dance, and particularly his career as a psychologist. Known for his dream workshops, as well as authoring two books on the subject, the connection between his art and psychology is, as the artist says, "just there. My paintings are an amalgamation of who I am."

Preschool Playgroup - Kirkbride Hall
Through May 15, 2013 - Stony Point

Parents with pre-schoolers are invited to this weekly playgroup, which meets most Wednesdays (skips March 27) through May 15. Kirkbride Hall is a gymnasium with plenty of space for kids to run, jump, dance or otherwise have fun.

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.

Charles Freger - Yossi Milo Gallery
Through May 18, 2013 - New York

Bill Griffith - Society of Illustrators
Through May 18, 2013 - New York

A celebration of the creator of Zippy the Pinhead.

Mitsuko Miwa - Rendition - Longhouse Projects
Through May 18, 2013 - New York

The inaugural exhibition at this new SoHo gallery is Miwa's first solo exhibition in NYC, which "focuses on multiplicity within the medium of painting."

Arty Facts - Brooklyn Museum
Through May 19, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Children ages 4-7 and their adult friends explore the galleries, enjoy a family activity, and make their own art in this 90-minute class, each one a variation on a monthly theme.

Collapse - New York City Center Stage II
Through May 19, 2013 - New York

Women's Project presents the New York Premiere of COLLAPSE By Allison Moore Directed by Jackson Gay Hannah has it all. Well, sort of: a caring husband in control of his panic attacks, a free-spirited sister with a penchant for accidental crime, an exciting career fraught with moral dilemmas, and a drunken house plant. COLLAPSE is a hilarious and transcendent odyssey that explores the real and imagined circumstances that push people to the edge. April 7 - May 19, 2013 Tuesdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Exception: Additional show on Monday, April 15th at 7:30 p.m.; no show on Wednesday, April 17th. City Center Stage II 131 West 55th Street, NYC WP Member Tickets ($20+): Click here or call 212.765.1706. Single Tickets ($60+): Click here or call 212.581.1212.

Superreal: Alternative Realities in Photography and Video - El Museo Del Barrio
Through May 19, 2013 - New York

This exhibition explores the layered meaning and interpretation of the real as represented through photography and video. Drawing on the presentation of the landscape, the human figure, the world of architecture, objects and natural phenomena, the works in this exhibition explore alternative realities.

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.

Piero della Francesca in America - Frick Collection
Through May 19, 2013 - New York

Revered in his own time as a 'monarch' of painting, Piero della Francesca (1411/13-1492) is acknowledged today as a founding figure of the Italian Renaissance. In early 2013, The Frick Collection will present the first monographic exhibition in the United States dedicated to the artist. It brings together seven works by Piero della Francesca, including six panels from the Saint' Agostino altarpiece -- the largest number from this masterwork ever reassembled. They will be joined by the Virgin and Child Enthroned with Attendant Angels, his only intact altarpiece in this country. Piero della Francesca in America is organized by the Frick's Andrew W. Mellon Fellow and guest curator Nathaniel Silver.

Audubon's Aviary: Part I of the Complete Flock - New-York Historical Society
Through May 19, 2013 - New York

To celebrate the sesquicentennial of the New-York Historical Society's purchase of the Audubon avian watercolors and the the release of the lavishly illustrated book Audubon's Aviary: The Original Watercolors for "The Birds of America"―published by the New-York Historical Society and Skira/Rizzoli and winner of a 2013 New York Book Show Award--the New-York Historical Society plans a sweeping three-part exhibition to showcase every masterpiece from its unparalleled collection of John James Audubon's preparatory watercolor models for the sumptuous double-elephant-folio print edition of The Birds of America (1827-38). Over three years Audubon's Aviary: The Complete Flock (Parts I-III), will feature all 474 stunning avian watercolors by Audubon in the collection, alongside engaging state-of-the-art media installations that will provide a deeper understanding of the connection between art and nature.

Jake Talks - Rockland World Radio
Through May 20, 2013 - Nyack

The JCC is seeking local teens for its weekly internet radio show, Jake Talks. Students will cover news and "hot topics" while having fun and learning the ins and outs of radio broadcasting. The show airs live each Monday at 5pm. Hear the show at rocklandworldradio.com. Listeners can call in to share their views by dialing 845-353-2910. Interested participants should contact Cathie Izen at cathiei@jccrockland.org, 845-362-4400 extension 103. Each Monday through May 20.

Mercury Retrograde: Animated Realities - Stephan Stoyanov Gallery
Through May 21, 2013 - New York

An international selection of artists making animated videos. The exhibition is curated by William Heath & Zeljka Himbele, and features animations by Brian Alfred, Karina Aguilera Skvirsky, Aline Bouvy & John Gillis, eteam, Cliff Evans, Jan Nalevka and Noah Spiderman & Scott Gelber.

No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through May 22, 2013 - New York

The Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative identifies and supports a network of curators and artists from South and Southeast Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East and North Africa in a comprehensive five-year program involving curatorial residencies, acquisitions for the Guggenheim's collection, international touring exhibitions, and far-reaching educational activities. The first exhibition, No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia, organized by June Yap, Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator, South and Southeast Asia, will open at the Guggenheim Museum on February 22, 2013. The exhibition focuses on the artistic practices and cultural traditions of that region, which includes Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and India. The artworks in the exhibition, along with others acquired as part of Guggenheim UBS MAP, will enter the Guggenheim's permanent collection under the auspices of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Purchase Fund.

Shababa™ Saturday Mornings with Karina - 92Y
Through May 25, 2013 - Upper East Side

Celebrate the joys of Shabbat with the Shababa™ community in this intergenerational family Shabbat experience including singing, art projects, playground visits, holiday themed celebrations, and more. Saturdays, ongoing, 10:30am-12pm.

Shababa™ Saturday Club - 92Y
Through May 25, 2013 - Upper East Side

Let your child explore and expand their connection to Shabbat, Jewish holidays, and Jewish values in a warm, informal communal setting. The staff will engage them through creative and traditional approaches. Saturdays, ongoing, 10:30am-12pm.

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.

Jazz for Kids - Jazz Standard
Through May 26, 2013 - Gramercy

The Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra (JSYO), which includes about 25 talented musicians between the ages of 11 and 18, burns through jazz classics while listeners enjoys Blue Smoke's brunch menu (lunch menu, kids menu, and full bar are also available). Jazz Standard donates $1 from each kid's menu item sold to Spoons Across America.

Artist and Visionary: William Matthew Prior Revealed - American Folk Art Museum
Through May 26, 2013 - New York

Organized by the Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, New York, this exhibition includes more than 40 oil paintings spanning William Matthew Prior's career from 1824 to 1856. Through his pragmatic marketing strategy, Prior was able to document the faces of middle-class Americans throughout his lifetime, making art accessible to a previously overlooked group. A versatile artist, Prior is well known not only for the skill and range of his technique but for the diversity of his sitters. Prior's involvement with Millerism (early Adventism) was instrumental in his personal development as well as providing access to new clients, including many African Americans.

Women's Studies - American Folk Art Museum
Through May 26, 2013 - New York

The late twentieth century has seen great strides for women working within visual mediums, yet the male gaze persists as the primary perspective from which women are considered -- and thus perceived - in film and art. This exhibition presents drawings and photographs of women by four self-taught artists from the1940s through the late twentieth century, two male, two female. Eugene Von Bruenchenhein, Paul D. Humphrey, Nellie Mae Rowe, and Inez Nathaniel Walker offer four very different approaches that raise questions of intent, portrayal, and self-identity: Are the portraits acts of creation or acts of documentation, mimesis or wish fulfillment? Are self-taught artists immune from the pervasive male gaze of mainstream artmaking spheres, or do they reflect a gender divide that still runs deeply within American society?

Fine Lines: American Drawings from the Brooklyn Museum - Brooklyn Museum
Through May 26, 2013 - Brooklyn

Fine Lines: American Drawings from the Brooklyn Museum presents a selection of over 100 of the finest, rarely seen drawings and sketchbooks from the Museum's world-renowned collection of American art. Produced between 1768 and 1945 in a wide range of media (including graphite, pen and ink, crayon, charcoal, and pastel), the featured objects represent a variety of iconographies, styles, and practices in the history of American graphic arts. More than seventy artists are represented, including Winslow Homer, Thomas Eakins, John Singer Sargent, Edward Hopper, and Marsden Hartley. The exhibition is organized into six thematic sections, examining portraiture, nudes, the clothed figure, narrative subjects, and natural and urban environments. It is accompanied by a scholarly catalogue including interpretive essays, illustrated catalogue entries, and a selected bibliography.

NYC 1993: Experimental, Jet Set, Trash and No Star - New Museum
Through May 26, 2013 - New York

"NYC 1993" looks at art made and exhibited in New York over the course of one year, providing a synchronic panorama in which established artists and emerging figures of the time are presented alongside the work of authors whose influence has since faded from the discussion.

Ashe to Amen: African Americans and Biblical Imagery - Museum of Biblical Art
Through May 26, 2013 - New York

The remarkable wealth and breadth of African American artists' interpretations of Biblical stories and traditions in historic and contemporary art is the subject of a loan exhibition investigating the ever-shifting intersections and crossroads of aesthetics and belief. Themes that recur throughout Ashe to Amen include creation, revelation, faith, liberation, and identity.

Reaching Out - American Bible Society and the African American Community - Museum of Biblical Art
Through May 26, 2013 - New York

An exhibit tracing American Bible Society's relationship with the African American community built through Bible publication and distribution.

The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter! - American Museum of Natural History
Through May 27, 2013 - New York

The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter!, a perennial favorite visited by millions of children and adults, returns to the American Museum of Natural History. This popular winter attraction invites visitors to mingle with up to 500 iridescent butterflies fluttering among blooming tropical flowers and lush green vegetation inside a free-standing, balmy, 1,200-square-foot enclosure.

WWII & NYC - New-York Historical Society
Through May 27, 2013 - Upper West Side

When World War II broke out, New York was a cosmopolitan, heavily immigrant city, whose people had real stakes in the war and strongly held opinions. WWII & NYC will explore the impact of the war on the metropolis, which played a critical role in the national war effort, and how the city was forever changed.

The Hugo Boss Prize 2012 - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through May 27, 2013 - New York

The Hugo Boss Prize is a biennial award founded in 1996 to honor significant achievement in contemporary art. From a group of six finalists selected by an international jury of curators, Danh Vo was announced as the winner of the ninth prize on November 1, 2012. A solo exhibition of his work will be presented at the Guggenheim in spring 2013. Previous winners include Matthew Barney (1996), Douglas Gordon (1998), Marjetica Potrc (2000), Pierre Huyghe (2002), Rirkrit Tiravanija (2004), Tacita Dean (2006), Emily Jacir (2008), and Hans-Peter Feldmann (2010). The Hugo Boss Prize 2012 is organized by Katherine Brinson, Associate Curator, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and is made possible by HUGO BOSS.

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.

Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through May 27, 2013 - New York

Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity will present a revealing look at the role of fashion in the works of the Impressionists and their contemporaries. Some eighty major figure paintings, seen in concert with period costumes, accessories, fashion plates, photographs, and popular prints, will highlight the vital relationship between fashion and art during the pivotal years, from the mid-1860s to the mid-1880s, when Paris emerged as the style capital of the world. With the rise of the department store, the advent of ready-made wear, and the proliferation of fashion magazines, those at the forefront of the avant-garde -- from Manet, Monet, and Renoir to Baudelaire, Mallarme, and Zola -- turned a fresh eye to contemporary dress, embracing la mode as the harbinger of la modernite. The novelty, vibrancy, and fleeting allure of the latest trends in fashion proved seductive for a generation of artists and writers who sought to give expression to the pulse of modern life in all its nuanced richness. Without rivaling the meticulous detail of society portraitists such as Tissot or Stevens or the graphic flair of fashion plates, the Impressionists nonetheless engaged similar strategies in the making (and in the marketing) of their pictures of stylish men and women that sought to reflect the spirit of their age.

10-Foot Cops - Children's Museum of Manhattan
Through May 27, 2013 - Upper West Side

The Children's Museum of Manhattan is hosting 10-Foot Cops: The NYPD's Mounted Unit, a glimpse into the history and daily lives of officers from New York City's Mounted Police Force. Opening January 26 and running through May 27, the exhibit is on loan from the New York City Police Museum, which is temporarily closed due to damage sustained from Hurricane Sandy. NYCPM will reopen in the Spring of 2013. Since its origins in the 19th century, the NYPD's Mounted Police has been regarded as one of New York City's most elite units. Unique, highly visible, and known by their colorful nickname, 10-Foot Cops, these officers are involved in all aspects of policing the city. 10-Foot Cops uses more than 40 original artifacts to explore the lives the men, women, and horses at the heart of this mounted unit. Children can have their picture taken sitting in a saddle and see uniforms, paintings, historic photographs and illustrations. The exhibit also includes a replica of a NYPD horse stable and shorts from the 1940 NYPD film "Training Police Horses" and a clip from the Department's "Inside the NYPD" from 2007. Visitors will come away with an appreciation of the training and dedication required of both police officer and horse alike from the story of the mounted unit's rich history and their continuing day-to-day policing operations in parks, on city streets and at parades and public demonstrations.

After Photoshop Manipulated Photography in the Digital Age - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through May 27, 2013 - New York

This installation explores various ways in which artists, including Nancy Burson, Filip Dujardin, Joan Fontcuberta, Beate Gutschow, and others, have used digital technology to alter the photographic image from the 1980s to the present.

Street - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through May 27, 2013 - New York

Street, a new video by the British-born artist James Nares, forms the centerpiece of this exhibition. Over the course of a week in September 2011, Nares -- a New Yorker since 1974 -- ecorded sixteen hours of footage of people on the streets of Manhattan from a moving car using a high-definition camera usually used to record fast-moving subjects such as speeding bullets and hummingbirds. He then greatly slowed his source material, editing down the results to one hour of steady, continuous motion and scoring it with music for twelve-string guitar composed and performed by his friend Thurston Moore, co-founder of Sonic Youth.

Transit Tots - New York Transit Museum
Through May 30, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Stories, games and surprises for our youngest transportation fans.

Little New-Yorkers - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
Through May 31, 2013 - Upper West Side

On Tuesdays and Fridays kids ages 2-4 can explore New York City through singing, stories, and activities. Each class will include story readings, time with historic toys, free exploration, a special Little New-Yorkers hello song, and time in the museum or a craft project, which will alternate each week. Some of the stories that will be featured include Larry Gets Lost in NYC, Don't Let the Pigeon Ride the Bus, The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge, New York from Above, and Knuffle Bunny.

Adelphi University to Host its Seventh Outdoor Sculpture Biennial - Adelphi University
Through May 31, 2013 - Garden City

The Adelphi University Exhibitions Program is delighted to present its seventh Outdoor Sculpture Biennial, featuring the works of 10 skilled sculptors. Their diverse works are located throughout the scenic 75-acre arboretum on the Garden City campus. The biennial will be on view from September 1, 2012 to May 31, 2014. A free reception will be held on Sunday, September 30, 2012, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., along with a walking tour of the sculptures beginning at 2:00 p.m. in the Ruth S. Harley University Center Lobby. This outdoor installation showcases the talents of Miggy Buck (NY), John Clement (NY), Maria Hall (NY), Ed Haugevik (NY), William King (NY), Anti Liu (NY), Johnny Poux (NY), Kim Radochia (MA), Christopher Saucedo (NY), and Hans Van de Bovenkamp (NY). Each sculptor presents his or her own artistic language; their own stories and thoughts to the viewer. Works of art encompass use of various materials: steel, bronze, aluminum, concrete and reflective mirrors. These man-made creations are transposed into poetic visual narrations. The Outdoor Sculpture Biennial brings forth new faces with the celebrated works of William King and Hans Van de Bovenkamp. Mr. King’s Tennis For Money abstractly illustrates four players at the net poised to begin. Van de Bovenkamp’s steel structure entitled Family Outing, is composed of organic flowing vertical forms evoking a powerful uplifting spirit. The exhibit also breaks new ground with Johnny Poux’s slender, large-scale kinetic aluminum structure, entitled Seed, as the tallest piece to be on display. John Clement’s sculpture Duke is the heaviest work, weighing more than 3,000 pounds. This coiled, dense, steel piece can catch one’s eye from afar as well, because of its striking red color. The combination of unique art and magnificent pathways, allows art enthusiasts and other viewers to enjoy each piece as it interacts with its surroundings on the Adelphi campus. Through the changing seasons, these impressive large outdoor constructions communicate and age with their environment. To learn more about the artists and view glimpses of the exhibition, please visit adelphi.edu/artmuseum/sculpture_biennial/. For additional updates, “Like” us on our “Adelphi University Galleries” Facebook page. About Adelphi University: Adelphi is a world class, modern university with excellent and highly relevant programs where students prepare for lives of active citizenship and professional careers. Through its schools and programs—The College of Arts and Sciences, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Honors College, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, Robert B. Willumstad School of Business, Schools of Nursing and Social Work—the co-educational university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as professional and educational programs for adults. Adelphi University currently enrolls nearly 8,000 students from 41 states and 60 foreign countries. With its main campus in Garden City and centers in Manhattan, Hauppauge, and Poughkeepsie, the University, chartered in 1896, maintains a commitment to liberal studies in tandem with rigorous professional preparation and active citizenship.

Art classes - The Painted Cloud
Through May 31, 2013 - Brooklyn

The Painted Cloud classes offer a nurturing, dynamic environment that introduces children to many new techniques and materials, and allows them the freedom to express themselves artistically. unique and creative art projects using a wide array of high quality art materials.

Art Classes - Chroma
Through May 31, 2013 - Brooklyn

Kids enjoy exploration, interpretation, and reflection through art-making. Activities include drawing, painting, sculpture, puppet-making, mixed media, collage, printmaking, clay, and much more!

Namaste Yoga Health and Wellness - Namaste Yoga of Kensington
Through May 31, 2013 - Kensington

Namaste offers a range of yoga classes for all ages, as well as Zumba fitness classes, kickboxing, pilates, belly dancing, and more.

Louis Armstrong at Freedomland - Louis Armstrong House Museum
Through May 31, 2013 - Corona

The story of the early 1960s is in many ways a story of freedom. In the United States, African-Americans were growing more vocal in their struggle for Civil Rights. A nation turned with hope to young president John F. Kennedy to lead them through the Cold War. The Berlin Wall was constructed in August 1961, splitting one of Europe's biggest cities in half. The Vietnam War was beckoning. Looking to escape the often volatile reports on the nightly news, Americans looked for escape in this era through sporting events, television and even in amusement parks, most notably Disneyland. After helping Disneyland open in 1955, that park's Vice President, Cornelius Vanderbilt Wood Jr. left and began his own corporation, focusing on designing a New York version of the park. On June 19, 1960, Freedomland U.S.A., "The World's Largest Entertainment Center," opened in the Bronx in front of a crowd of 63,000 guests. Though the 85-acre park was larger than Disneyland, it was already in debt by its second year and would close in 1964 after just five seasons. Beginning in 1961, Freedomland's "Moon Bowl" (echoing the era's "space race) became a venue for some of the top entertainment acts in America, including Chubby Checker, Tony Bennett, and Louis Armstrong, who performed there in 1961 and 1964. The Louis Armstrong House Museum's vast collections contain many precious artifacts and previously unseen photographs by Jack Bradley, helping "Louis Armstrong at Freedomland" to paint an intimate portrait of Armstrong on stage and off during this turbulent time in history, spreading joy to fans young and old with his integrated band of All Stars.

Cesar Galicia - Forum Gallery
Through May 31, 2013 - New York

Spanish painter Cesar Galicia has been a Forum Gallery Artist since 1994.

Friday Singalong with Jarrod - Greenlight Bookstore
Through May 31, 2013 - Fort Greene

Greenlight offers a weekly singalong/story time event for babies and toddlers each Friday afternoon! Meet in the kids section for 40 minutes of favorite songs and stories for the littlest booklovers, led by Greenlight bookseller Jarrod and his trusty guitar.

Exhibition: Re-Imagining Past Possessions - Works of Recycled Materials. - transFORM Gallery
Through May 31, 2013 - New Rochelle

transFORM Gallery and Elisa Contemporary Art co-curate an international, eco-minded art exhibit in honor of our planet, "Re-Imagining Past Possessions - Works of Recycled Materials." The exhibit will run through May 31, 2013. This exhibit brings together artists from around the world to save the earth. Each artist's artwork is created from recycled and reused materials including magazines, scrap metal, junk mail, and other discarded items. Artists included: Carole Eisner, Aurora Robson, Rodolfo Edward, Lisa Mee Doherty, and Adriana Rostovsky.

Math & Science Homework Help - Long Island Science Center
Through June 01, 2013 - Riverhead

Students in grades 1-8 may be dropped off on Saturdays to receive help with homework. No pre-registration required.

Nature's Helpers - Prospect Park Audubon Center
Through June 01, 2013 - Flatbush

Spend some time outside enjoying nature while helping to keep the Park clean. Families are encouraged to come and take a tour of the Park and its waterways and help keep it tidy along the way. Gloves, garbage bags, and trash grabbers will be provided.

The Cultural Sunday School, Kidschool, Preschool, and Bar and Bat Mitzvah Programs - City Congregation for Humanistic Judaism
Through June 02, 2013 - Upper West Side

Two Sundays a month, tots and teens have fun exploring Jewish history, traditions, holidays, culture, and ethics. The innovative Bar/Bat Mitzvah program involves classes and an individual mentored journey to discover roots, connections, and beliefs.

Jay DeFeo: A Retrospective - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through June 02, 2013 - New York

Featuring nearly 150 of DeFeo's works, many of which will be exhibited for the first time. The show traces motifs and themes the artist examined throughout her career in drawings, photographs, collages, jewelry, and the monumental paintings for which she is best known.

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.

The Artful Recluse: Painting, Poetry, and Politics in 17th-Century China - Asia Society and Museum
Through June 02, 2013 - New York

This is the first exhibition to explore the theme of reclusion in Chinese painting and calligraphy within the broader context of political and social changes during the seventeenth century, a time of rich cultural expression and dramatic political change. The rise of major schools of regional painting as well as the trauma of the Ming dynasty's collapse in 1644 and the Manchu Qing conquest provided an extraordinary context for the creation of historically conscious, often emotionally charged and deeply personal paintings and works of calligraphy. These images, however varied, share an overarching theme of reclusion, a concept of withdrawal and disengagement that has deep and significant roots in China, and which remains relevant in contemporary Chinese art and culture. The exhibition comprises works from public and private collections in the United States and Asia.

Honey, I Rearranged the Collection - Bronx Museum of The Arts
Through June 02, 2013 - Bronx

Created in 1986, the Bronx Museum Permanent Collection has assembled over the years a remarkable group of artworks that convey not only personal narratives but also incisive insights onto contemporary life. For this exhibition, we took inspiration from Allen Ruppersberg's ongoing series Honey, I rearranged the Collection initiated in 2000 and that puts in check the role of institutions, curators and collectors as the bearers of tradition and arbiters of taste. Overlaying different traditions, styles, and narratives, Honey, I rearranged the Collection presents an idea of museum as a restless play of combination. Honey, I Rearranged the Collection features artworks from the 40th Anniversary's 40 Years, 40 Gifts campaign, which has received support from Ford Foundation and the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Trust, as well as individual funders.

Bronx Lab - Bronx Museum of The Arts
Through June 02, 2013 - Bronx

A forum and test site for new ideas, BRONX LAB engages audiences in topics relevant to our surrounding communities. Through different social media platforms as well as hands-on activities, viewers will be asked to interact with the exhibition's main themes and exercise their critical views. Drawing primarily from the Museum's permanent collection, BRONX LAB's first exhibition will look at the explosion of graffiti art that happened in the South Bronx in the late 1970s, featuring artworks by Rigoberto Torres, Tim Rollins and KOS, Glendalys Medina, Keith Haring and William Borroughs, Valeri Larko, Lady K. Fever, among others.

Wear It or Not: Recent Jewelry Acquisitions - Museum of Arts & Design
Through June 02, 2013 - New York

Over the past five years, MAD has collected nearly 200 exceptional pieces of art jewelry. From iconic mid-twentieth-century works to computer-designed musical jewelry, Wear It or Not: Recent Jewelry Acquisitions showcases the depth and variety of the new additions to the museum's renowned permanent collection. The exhibition will feature nearly 130 works from around the world, with objects by artists such as Claire Falkenstein, Olaf Skoogfors and Art Smith from the studio jewelry movement of the 1950s and 60s; several silver neckpieces and cuffs from India; alongside more recent works by emerging, mid-career and established jewelry artists such as Melanie Bilenker, Kat Cole, Mari Ishikawa, Keith Lewis, Jeremy May, Edward Lane McCartney, Iris Nieuwenburg, Arjen Noordeman and Christie Wright, Beverley Price, Axel Russmeyer, Sakurako Shimizu, Verena Sieber-Fuchs and Kiff Slemmons. The exhibition will explore a range of jewelry making techniques, including computer design and digital fabrication, as well as the use of uncommon and unexpected materials to carry contemporary art jewelry beyond its decorative function into new creative realms of conceptual, social and political resonance.

Vandy Rattana: Bomb Ponds - Asia Society and Museum
Through June 02, 2013 - New York

A series of photographs and a one-channel video by Cambodian artist Vandy Rattana (b. 1980) that explores the U.S. bombing of Cambodia during the Vietnam War.

Pop Shop Tokyo - New-York Historical Society
Through June 02, 2013 - Upper West Side

In honor of the installation of the ceiling from Keith Haring's famous Pop Shop above the new admissions area in the Robert H. and Clarice Smith New York Gallery of American History, the New-York Historical Society, in collaboration with the Keith Haring Foundation, has created a rotating display devoted to the Pop Shop in the Henry Luce III Center for the Study of American Culture. The ceiling is a gift from the Haring Foundation, and all items in the Luce Center display are on loan from Foundation.

Giosetta Fioroni - L'Argento - The Drawing Center
Through June 02, 2013 - New York

This landmark exhibition is Italian artist Giosetta Fioroni's first solo show in North America. The show will feature over 80 works in drawing, painting, film, theater design, and illustration, dating from the 1950s to the mid-1970s, decades during which the artist formulated a unique response to a developing commercial culture.

Spring Weekend Discovery Workshops - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Through June 02, 2013 - Crown Heights

Kids learn about garden plants and animals and explore Spring time through discovery stations, scavenger hunts, story time, crafts, and plantings to take home.

Italian artist Francesco Clemente - Yale School of Art 32 Edgewood Avenue Gallery
Through June 02, 2013 - New Haven

Enjoy 30 paintings by the artist made during extended trips to Brazil between 2006 and 2008. April 1-June 2, 2013.

Italian artist Francesco Clemente - Yale School of Art 32 Edgewood Avenue Gallery
Through June 02, 2013 - New Haven

Enjoy 30 paintings by the artist made during extended trips to Brazil between 2006 and 2008. April 1-June 2, 2013.

Takeshi Murata : Mortality - Museum of Arts & Design
Through June 04, 2013 - New York

Underlining the temporality of nostalgia, memory, and narratives crafted through cinematic pop culture, the American artist Takeshi Murata has constructed a body of animated works that explore the lifespan of moving images and their role in the shaping of shared cultural histories.

Milk & Cookies Playgroup (Mommy & Me) - The Gerrard Berman Day School - Solomon Schechter of North Jersey
Through June 05, 2013 - Oakland

The school invites mothers and their pre-schoolers to this weekly playgroup with music & movement, arts & crafts, celebrations of the Jewish holidays, and Hebrew stories. Group meets each Wednesday through June 5.

Home Ecologists - Tenafly Nature Center
Through June 06, 2013 - Tenafly

Home schooled children ages 5-12 will discover ecological and biological principles and gain an appreciation and understanding of the natural world at this monthly program, held the first Thursday of each month. Each two-hour program will consist of indoor and outdoor hands-on learning and close observations on a 380-acre living museum. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Parents can sign up for the series or just a single session. Through June 6.

'Guys and Dolls' - NOTE NEW DATES! - Westchester Broadway Theatre
Through June 06, 2013 - Elmsford

NOTE NEW DATES! Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Subtitled "A Musical Fable of Broadway," the show is set in the colorful world of New York City in the mid 20th century. "Guys and Dolls" is populated with gangsters and gamblers, missionary dolls, and beautiful showgirls, and has one of the great musical scores in American theatre. Including Frank Loesser's hits "Luck Be A Lady," "Guys and Dolls," "If I Were A Bell," and "Sit Down, You're Rockin' The Boat." Show runs through June 6, 2013. Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday matinees including lunch; Thursday, Friday Saturday, and Sunday Evenings including dinner.

Dunhuang: Buddhist Art at the Gateway of the Silk Road - China Institute Gallery
Through June 09, 2013 - Upper East Side

Dunhuang: Buddhist Art at the Gateway of the Silk Road will be on view at China Institute Gallery from Feb. 7 through June 9, 2013. The western gateway to China, Dunhuang is one of the world's most esteemed art shrines and cultural heritage sites. The exhibition will explore art and ritual practices from the golden eras of the Northern (420-589) and Tang (618-907) dynasties. Among the highlights will be objects from the art of Buddhist practice including clay sculptures, wooden figures, silk banners, molded bricks, and paper cuts. The exhibition is organized by China Institute Gallery and Dunhuang Academy under the direction of Willow Weilan Hai Chang and is curated by Fan Jinshi, Director, Dunhuang Academy.

Edo Pop: The Graphic Impact of Japanese Prints - Japan Society
Through June 09, 2013 - New York

Edo Pop playfully juxtaposes classic ukiyo-e prints from such masters as Katsushika Hokusai and Utagawa Hiroshige with contemporary works inspired by these artists and their works. Delve into alluring worlds created by the power of Edo period and contemporary popular culture in which change is the only constant.

Joan Semmel: A Lucid Eye - Bronx Museum of The Arts
Through June 09, 2013 - Bronx

Well known for the uncompromising feminist tone of her early work, Joan Semmel has turned her attention over the past decade to the process of image making. Photography has played a central role in Semmel's work since she decided to represent the figure in the early 1970s. However, Semmel's use of photography has often escaped the viewer whose attention focuses on the depicted image. In 2005, Semmel began to afford the viewer a glimpse into her method by aiming the camera towards a mirror, thus capturing the artist in the process of composing the image. Lately, using the camera and mirrors, Semmel has created a haunting series of self-portraits that evoke the passage of time. Organized by Antonio Sergio Bessa.

After the Museum - The Home Front 2013 - Museum of Arts & Design
Through June 09, 2013 - New York

Transforming the physical and contextual environment of the museum into a focal point for the NYC design community, the Museum of Arts and Design's annual design program, The Home Front: American Design Now, expands into its first physical exhibition, After the Museum. Gathering a variety of unique design voices from throughout NYC, After the Museum utilizes the institution as a platform for launching new, radical and unorthodox proposals for contemporary art and design museums in the 21st century. As artists, designers, and corporations have increasingly begun to stage exhibitions, lectures, and workshops modeled from the role of museums in the 20th century, current museum forms are increasingly called into question. Reacting to this new cultural reality, After the Museum stages and presents a series of installations and programs that reveal the largely hidden research component of the design practice, while examining cultural institution's role in the shaping of design past, present, and future.

Face to Face - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through June 09, 2013 - SoHo

For twenty-five years, The Children's Museum of the Arts has provided children of all backgrounds the creative tools needed to promote self-expression and esteem through visual and performing arts. In celebration of its 25th anniversary, CMA is proud to present Face to Face, an exhibit that offers a fascinating exploration of self-identity through still, moving, and living portraits, as portrayed by children using traditional methods of painting and drawing as well as technology. The main exhibit will consist of 40 portraits selected from CMA's Permanent Collection of children's art from over 50 countries, dating back to the 1930's. These pieces represent a range of historical moments, cultures and medium and will be hung salon style throughout the gallery. To incorporate CMA's philosophy of hands-on art-making, the exhibit will be accompanied by a variety of interactive installations that examine the texture, shape and sound of portraits. CMA will set up hands-on stations that will encourage visitors to become part of the exhibit, including reimagined versions of a typical self-portrait station. The CMA Media Lab will also create a photo booth in which visitors can take photos that will be projected on the wall. These photos will stream into a montage that will be accessioned into the collection and will also serve as a fascinating time-lapse of the exhibit as a whole. Face to Face also offers aspiring young artists the opportunity to submit their own works for a chance to become part of the museum's Permanent Collection. CMA will accept 25 original original works, in honor of 25 years of operation, to be selected by the museum's curatorial team. One selected piece will be chosen by an online viewer's choice campaign, hosted through CMA's website and social media platforms. To explore dimension, the exhibition will include a large-scale Pin Impression Board, offering several panels for visitors to experiment with and view their face as artwork. CMA will also present their first ever Artist-At-Work station in the Fine Arts Studio. Here, guest artists will volunteer their time and allow visitors to observe them in action as they create original portraits.

Alexandre Arrechea: No Limit - Park Avenue
Through June 09, 2013 - New York

Playing on the idea of elastic architecture as a metaphor for the challenges and opportunities of shifting conditions and new realities, No Limit will present 10 massive sculptures embodying New York's most prominent buildings. Iconic landmarks represented will include: the Chrysler Building, Citicorp Center, Empire State Building, Flatiron building, Helmsley Building, MetLife Building, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower, Seagram Building, Sherry Netherland, and US Courthouse. The sculptures, which will appear to roll, wind, and spin their way down Park Avenue from 53rd to 67th Street, will reach towering heights of up to 20 feet.

Trailblazers at the JCC - Rosenthal JCC of Northern Westchester
Through June 12, 2013 - Pleasantville

An after-school social skills program for K-5th graders special needs develop friendships and relationships. Children will participate in "organized" free play: small group activities, cooking, music, outdoor play, social skills training, Legos, art, music, and more. Available 3-5 days/week, with a flexible pickup time between 5:30-6:30pm. 1:1 support is available as needed; staffing is provided by a certified special educator and an assistant, supervised by a certified social worker. Wrap-around program includes communication with school systems and service providers to provide comprehensive support. FREE transportation is available from most local schools. Includes snack and homework help.

Indoor Playspace - Kings Bay Y at Windsor Terrace
Through June 14, 2013 - Windsor Terrace

Children age 6 and younger enjoy an indoor playground, rockers, blocks, play panel for theater, rock climbing wall, bouncy castle, musical instruments, and easel boards for drawing. Have fun with many more age appropriate toys that encourage creativity and develop children's imagination.

Junior Congregation - New City Jewish Center
Through June 15, 2013 - New City

Kids review highlights of the synagogue's weekly Shabbat service, discuss the weekly Torah portion, play games, then lead the congregation in prayers. Saturdays through June 15.

Junior Junior Congregation - New City Jewish Center
Through June 15, 2013 - New City

kids pre-school through second grade can sing Shabbat songs, talk about the Torah portion of the week, have a snack, then return to the main sanctuary to lead the congregation in Adon Olam. Saturdays through June 15.

Aesthetic Ambitions: Edward Lycett and Brooklyn's Faience Manufacturing Company - Brooklyn Museum
Through June 16, 2013 - Brooklyn

This exhibition highlights the nearly fifty-year career of ceramicist Edward Lycett (American, 1833-1910), creative director of the Faience Manufacturing Company from 1884 to 1890. The range of works illustrates Lycett's talent and adaptability to stylistic changes in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, as well as his vision for Faience, a company based in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, that earned acclaim for producing ornamental wares that introduced a new standard of excellence in American ceramics. These bold and eclectic pieces synthesized Japanese, Chinese, and Islamic influences characteristic of the Aesthetic movement and were sold in the United States' foremost art ware emporiums, including Tiffany & Company. Among the ceramics on view are 39 Faience pieces, including a number of large-scale vases. Also on view are Lycett's formula books, family photographs, and other ephemera; rare examples of ceramic works by his three sons; and other Brooklyn-made ceramics from the Museum's collection.

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.

The Impressionist Line from Degas to Toulouse-Lautrec: Drawings and Prints from the Clark - Frick Collection
Through June 16, 2013 - New York

The Frick Collection presents approximately sixty prints and drawings from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, renowned for its rich holdings in nineteenth-century French art. The works were selected by Colin B. Bailey, Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator, Susan Grace Galassi, Senior Curator at the Frick, and Jay A. Clarke, Manton Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Clark. The selection focuses on several artistic visionaries of the nineteenth century, including Courbet, Manet, Monet, Degas, Gauguin, and Toulouse-Lautrec.

C.Maxx Stevens: House of Memory - National Museum of the American Indian
Through June 16, 2013 - New York

C.Maxx Stevens (Seminole/Muscogee) is a visual storyteller whose deeply personal, eclectic constructions tell stories about places and people from her past. Working with "found objects" and ephemeral materials such as paper, wood and hair, her art has a dark, gritty quality that is both haunting and familiar. The selected sculpture, installation and prints in this solo exhibition address memory through cultural and personal symbols, and illustrate the complexities of the contemporary Native experience.

Spectacle: The Music Video - Museum of the Moving Image
Through June 16, 2013 - Astoria

This groundbreaking exhibition explores music video as an important and influential art form in contemporary culture and is the most comprehensive museum exhibition on music videos presented to date. Spectacle highlights the form's place at the forefront of creative technology, its role in pushing the boundaries of innovative production, its important role as an experimental sandbox for filmmakers, and its lasting effects on popular culture globally. The exhibition features more than 300 videos, presented alongside artifacts and interactive experiences, and will be installed in the Museum's 4,000 sq.-ft. changing exhibitions gallery, amphitheater gallery, and other spaces.

Huntington Arts Council Exhibit: Living Color Art - Art-Trium,
Through June 17, 2013 - Melville

This exhibit features the work of four artists. Each artist selected focuses on the unique and varied ways that color lives in our lives.

After School Arts - Theresa Academy of Performing Arts
Through June 19, 2013 - Lido Beach

Theresa Academy of Performing Arts for Students with Special Needs offers dance, drama, music, drumming, fine art, yoga, and drama classes for students with special needs and their siblings. Classes meet weekly after school and on weekends.

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.

ESOL Family Literacy Class - CIET/LaGuardia Community College
Through June 20, 2013 - Long Island City

English Classes for parents with children in NYC public schools. Pre-registration is required.

ESL Classes - LaGuardia Community College
Through June 20, 2013 - Long Island City

In this class for parents with children in NYC public schools, participants will learn how to talk to their child’s teacher, prepare for parent-teacher conferences, information about homework resources and computer classes, and much more.

After School Cookies and Crafts - Hiho Batik
Through June 21, 2013 - Park Slope

Every Thursday from 4-5 pm, kids create a different craft project. Drop-in fee includes light refreshments, instruction and all materials needed. Reservations are necessary

Family Swim - Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens
Through June 22, 2013 - Astoria

Bring the family out every Saturday and make a splash at the wonderful Aquatic Center! Family swim is a great way for the family to have fun and/or exercise. Come and spend quality time together, and enjoy the water toys!

Sleeping Eros - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through June 23, 2013 - New York

The exhibition focuses on the Museum's statue of Sleeping Eros, one of the finest of the few surviving ancient bronze statues from antiquity. It will explore a number of topics associated with this work, including the issue of originals and copies in Greek and Roman sculpture, new research that suggests it is a Hellenistic bronze that was restored in antiquity, and its original function and ancient context. The exhibition will also present the cult and image of Eros before and after the development of the Sleeping Eros statue type to show its enormous influence as well as to trace the wide dispersal of the type in Roman times and its subsequent rediscovery during the Renaissance. Some forty-five works will be displayed, primarily from the Museum's collection.

'Pippi' - Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre
Through June 23, 2013 - Upper West Side

City Parks Foundation is proud to announce the encore run of its hit 2007 production, Pippi beginning January 15, 2013 at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park. More info from the press release: Pippi is a fresh retelling of the classic "Pippi Longstocking" tales by Astrid Lindgren, adapted for the stage by award winning playwright, Zakiyyah Alexander. The production features nearly two dozen, hand-made marionettes crafted by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre. In addition to the brilliant artistry of the production, kids and families will enjoy the incredible adventures of quick-witted and super-strong Pippi as she overcomes bullies and burglars, all while fending off social conventions that threaten to prevent her friends from being creative. "We welcome kids and families to enjoy this revival of 'Pippi,'" said Alison Tocci, President of City Parks Foundation. "The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre is one of the most enchanting children's theaters in the country and a perfect place to honor Astrid Lindgren, Sweden's legendary author of children's literature." Pippi is directed by Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre's Artistic Director Bruce Cannon, with original set design by Kevin Roach and a dynamic score from Darryl Kojak.

Abstract Generation: Now in Print - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through June 24, 2013 - Midtown

Since the early 20th century, abstraction has been associated with so many artistic movements, from Suprematism and Constructivism to Abstract Expressionism and Op art, that it can no longer be defined by any one style or tradition. Indeed, abstraction exists now as a rich and varied trove of formal languages and ideas -- an open source of inspiration that extends well beyond the boundaries of art. This exhibition focuses on the print medium, highlighting ways in which abstraction has played a generative role in works of the past decade. Featuring prints, artists' books, and multiples from the Museum's collection -- by artists such as Cory Arcangel, Tauba Auerbach, Philippe Decrauzat, Liam Gillick, Wade Guyton, Nadia Kaabi-Linke, R. H. Quaytman, and Haegue Yang -- Abstract Generation examines contemporary notions of abstraction through a range of contemporary practices.

Wait, Later This Will Be Nothing: Editions by Dieter Roth - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through June 24, 2013 - Midtown

The artistic practice of Dieter Roth (Swiss, b. Germany, 1930-1998) encompassed everything from painting and sculpture to film and video, but it is arguably through his editioned works -- prints, books, and multiples -- that he made his most radical contributions. These experiments include the use of organic materials in lieu of traditional mediums, including book-sausages filled with ground paper in place of meat, and multiples of plastic toys mired in melted chocolate, as well as a dazzling array of variations on printed postcards. Wait, Later This Will Be Nothing: Editions by Dieter Roth focuses on Roth's incredibly innovative and prolific period from 1960 to 1975. The centerpiece of the exhibition is an expanded presentation of Snow (1963-69), a Roth artist's book in MoMA's collection, featuring many more pages of the book than have ever been exhibited. These pages contain a trove of insightful information about the artist's creative process and plans for other works. A selection of handmade books, miniature volumes, and the newly acquired Literaturwurst (1961-69), considered Roth's most radical experiment with the book format, will also be on view. Beginning in the late 1960s, the artist began working with chocolate, a material that became intimately associated with his work, as he explored issues of decay and decomposition. Taken together, this selection of works offers a radical view of mediums that are historically considered staid and traditional, while giving insight into the work of one of the artistic titans of the 20th century.

Henri Labrouste: Structure Brought to Light - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through June 24, 2013 - New York

Henri Labrouste: Structure Brought to Light, the first solo exhibition of Labrouste's work in the United States, establishes his work as a milestone in the modern evolution of architecture. The exhibition includes over 200 works, from original drawings -- many of them watercolors of haunting beauty and precision -- to vintage and modern photographs, films, architectural models, and fragments. Labrouste made an invaluable impact on 19th-century architecture through his exploration of new paradigms of space, materials, and luminosity in places of great public assembly. His two magisterial glass-and-iron reading rooms in Paris, the Bibliotheque Sainte-Genevieve (1838-50) and the Bibliotheque nationale (1859-75), gave form to the idea of the modern library as a temple of knowledge and as a space for contemplation. Labrouste also sought a redefinition of architecture by introducing new materials and new building technologies. His spaces are at once overwhelming in the daring modernity of their exposed metal frameworks, lightweight walls, and brightness, and immersive in their timelessness. Works by an international array of architects, such as Labrouste's pupils in France, Spain, the Netherlands, Peru, and the United States, and projects with more distant resonances by architects such as Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Richard Rogers, will also be featured.

Picturing Science: Museum Scientists and Imaging Technologies - American Museum of Natural History
Through June 24, 2013 - New York

More than 20 sets of large-format images showcase the wide range of research being conducted at the Museum as well as how various optical tools are used in scientific studies.

Peekskill Project V: The New Hudson River School - HVCCA
Through June 28, 2013 - Peekskill

Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art (HVCCA) is pleased to announce the fifth installment of Peekskill Project, a citywide Festival of Contemporary Art devoted to bringing cutting edge contemporary art out of the museum and into the community. Using the city as a stage, Peekskill Project activates the urban environment and its inhabitants through site-specific art exhibitions, performances, and screenings sited in multiple venues throughout Peekskill.

Breastfeeding Support Group - New York Methodist Hospital
Through June 30, 2013 -

Discuss questions and concerns regarding breastfeeding and find support and encouragement with this group, which meets regularly.

Indoor Play - Powerplay
Through June 30, 2013 - Gowanus

Powerplay's play area is an environment that encourages physical and imaginative play. It's indoor play space is a warm embrace for the cold and frosty days. It provides amenities of a local playground in a fun and inviting atmosphere. Parents and caregivers must supervise their child.

Open Play - The Gym Park
Through June 30, 2013 - Greenpoint

Kids have fun, exercise, and enjoy alot of gymnastic-based sensory input. Use our 2,800-square-foot facility to explore, discover and help increase your child's awareness with positive play habits and a fun social environment. The Gym Park also offers a wide range of other programs including gymnastics and physical education for home-schooled children.

Kids' Yoga - Bend and Bloom Yoga
Through June 30, 2013 - Park Slope

Bend and Bloom Yoga offer children's yoga classes. Mondays are for 8-12 year olds. Tuesdays are for 3-5 year olds. Wednesdays are for 6-8 year olds. Kids are allowed to drop in ($18) or register for a series of classes. Family classes for moms and tots are also available.

So Smart Kids Fun Fitness Program - Vee Arnis Jitsu
Through June 30, 2013 - Canarsie

Fitness program helps build self-esteem and confidence, social skills, attention span and focus, gross motor development, and breathing and calming strategies for children with special needs.

Gymnastics - Aviator Sports Center
Through June 30, 2013 - Gravesend

Classes at Aviator's state of the art gymnastic facility is available for the home-schooling community.

Inclusive Weekend Classes - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through June 30, 2013 - SoHo

An opportunity for children with physical disabilities ages 7 and older and their able-bodied siblings or friends to participate in a drop-off art class together. This program is intended to make the museum's art-making accessible to all needs and provide an opportunity for siblings to spend time with each other and with peers who have similar experiences.If a child with a physical disability doesn't have a sibling to attend the session with him or her, the child may bring along a friend instead. Each session offers a new workshop that is designed to meet the needs of the participants. This program is staffed with CMA teaching artists and a licensed occupational therapist(s).?This program is based on a class-like model in which the teaching artists and the OT work to facilitate the group experience, with a keen eye towards the special needs of the participants;?if your child requires dedicated one-on-one attention you should consider bringing a paraprofessional or other adult to help facilitate your child's experience. Parents are encouraged to drop off their children, though they are welcome to stay if they wish or remain close by in another part of the museum. To sign up for a session, discuss your child's needs with the program director in advance of the session. Contact Rachel for more information at rrapoport@cmany.org.

The Sau-Wing Lam Collection of Rare Italian Stringed Instruments - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through June 30, 2013 - New York

The Sau-Wing Lam collection of violin-family instruments is one of the most important collections of bowed Italian stringed instruments ever assembled by a private individual. Sau-Wing Lam (1923-1988) was born in Shanghai, China, where he graduated with a degree in economics from the prestigious Saint John's University. In 1948 he moved to New York City and eventually became the president of the Dah Chong Hong Trading Corporation, Inc., an import-export business that founded some of the most successful automobile dealerships in the country. An amateur violinist and violist, Lam bought his first important violin in the 1960s and assembled his impressive collection of violins and bows over the next twenty-five years. His holdings eventually included such significant instruments as the "Baltic" violin by Giuseppe Guarneri "del Gesu," the "Bavarian" and "Scotland University" violins by Antonio Stradivari, the "ex Collin" violin by Nicolo Amati, an extremely early viola by Andrea Amati, and Lam's favorite violin, an instrument by Giuseppe Guarneri, one of his earliest acquisitions. Sau-Wing Lam enjoyed sharing his collection and regularly opened his home to scholars, dealers, and musicians. The family hosted impromptu chamber concerts and passionate discussions about music that would last well into the early morning hours. On the twenty-fifth anniversary of Mr. Lam's death, the collection is being exhibited here for the first time in the United States.

Story Time with Emily - The Moxie Spot
Through June 30, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Emily, The Moxie Spot's resident storyteller, reads for the young and impressionable.

Sing-along with Andrew - The Moxie Spot
Through June 30, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Hear stories, sing, dance, then eat!

Dance Around with Nat - The Moxie Spot
Through June 30, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Nat, the Moxie Spot's proprietor, leads an hour of dancing and music.

David Hartt - Stray Light - Studio Museum in Harlem
Through June 30, 2013 - New York

Color photographs, sculptures and a video installation by Chicago-based conceptual photographer David Hartt (b. 1967) reflecting on the iconic headquarters of the Johnson Publishing Company in downtown Chicago.

Fred Wilson - Local Color - Studio Museum in Harlem
Through June 30, 2013 - New York

For the first time since its exhibition in 1993, the Studio Museum will be presenting conceptual artist Fred Wilson (b. 1954)'s installation Local Color, originally created for the Studio Museum exhibition Artists Respond: The "New World" Question.

Assembly Required - Selections from the Permanent Collection - Studio Museum in Harlem
Through June 30, 2013 - New York

Photographs, drawings, sculptures and paintings from the Studio Museum's permanent collection that explore the ways in which certain works are dependent on site, and the viewer's conceptual and perceptual experience of that locale through the artist's intervention.

Aye Aton - Studio Museum in Harlem
Through June 30, 2013 - New York

This collection of over 200 slides documents the artist and avant-garde jazz musician's murals through image and sound, providing an intimate glimpse into the domestic lives of an African-American community on the cusp of cultural transformation. This project marks Aton's first solo museum presentation.

Brothers and Sisters - Studio Museum in Harlem
Through June 30, 2013 - New York

This show takes as a starting point works on paper by twentieth-century painter Beauford Delaney (1901-1975). This cross-generational exhibition examines the relationship between Delaney's paintings and prints made between 1958 and 1969 in Paris and works in the Studio Museum's permanent collection by African-American artists continuing and expanding the project of painterly abstraction.

Harlem Postcards - Spring 2013 - Studio Museum in Harlem
Through June 30, 2013 - New York

Harlem Postcards is an ongoing project that invites contemporary artists of diverse backgrounds to reflect on Harlem as a site of cultural activity, political vitality, visual stimuli, artistic contemplation and creative production. Representing intimate and dynamic perspectives of Harlem, the images reflect the idiosyncratic visions of contemporary artists from a wide range of backgrounds and locations. Each photograph has been reproduced as a limited edition postcard available free to visitors.

Sunday Story Time - Greenlight Bookstore
Through June 30, 2013 - Brooklyn

Babies and toddlers enjoy stories as read by a different visiting author each week.

Saturday Story Time - Greenlight Bookstore
Through June 30, 2013 - Brooklyn

Saturday Story Time is geared toward kids ages 3 to 8 and their families. Authors and illustrators of picture books often visit us on Saturdays to present their new books, and neighborhood performers sometimes read as well.

Flight of the Butterflies - American Museum of Natural History
Through July 07, 2013 - NY

Flight of the Butterflies, a breathtaking new giant-screen adventure takes viewers on the epic 3,000-mile journey traveled every fall by half a billion monarch butterflies. The film is the awe-inspiring story of two unlikely heroes that share a common strength. Based on true events, it follows the perilous journey of the iconic monarch butterfly in one of the most incredible migrations on Earth and the determined scientist, Dr. Fred Urquhart, who spent 40 years trying to discover the mysteries surrounding their journey and secret winter hideaway. Presented in the LeFrak Imax Theater.

Cambodian Rattan - The Sculptures of Sopheap Pich - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through July 07, 2013 - New York

This exhibition presents ten works by the contemporary Cambodian artist Sopheap Pich (born 1971), who lives and works in Phnom Penh. Pich works principally in rattan and bamboo, constructing organic open-weave forms that are solid and ethereal, representational and abstract. Much of his work is inspired by elements of the human anatomy or plant life. His constructions combine his training as a painter with the spatial conceptualization of a sculptor, creating three-dimensional objects that are largely defined by their graphic character. Pich's art consciously embodies his memories of culture and place. The exhibition will be installed in three spaces in the Asian galleries, including an integration into historical displays, and is part of the Museum's contribution to the New York-wide Season of Cambodia.

On Time/Grand Central at 100 - Grand Central Terminal
Through July 07, 2013 - New York

To celebrate Grand Central's 100th birthday, MTA Arts for Transit and Urban Design present an exhibition featuring the work of more than a dozen contemporary artists who capture and reimagine moments in Grand Central Terminal - the site of the beginning and end of countless journeys for millions of travelers over the past century - and connect them with the present.

Paul Thek and His Circle: Gay in the 1950s - Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art
Through July 07, 2013 - New York

Raw/Cooked: Michael Ballou - Brooklyn Museum
Through July 07, 2013 - Brooklyn

Ballou is the eighth artist in the continuing Raw/Cooked series, presented with support from Bloomberg and highlighting the work of under-the-radar Brooklyn artists. The Museum offers each of the participating artists a variety of unconventional spaces in which they may make art interventions, creating projects that draw inspiration from the architecture of the building and/or works from the Museum's collection.

Living Shrines of Uyghur China - Rubin Museum of Art
Through July 08, 2013 - New York

Featuring photographs of sacred landscapes in northwestern China by New York-based artist Lisa Ross. In and around the Taklamakan Desert, Ross photographs Muslim shrines, or mazars, often adorned with recycled flags and fabrics. Ross's remarkable images are largely without the presence of the human figure, allowing the viewer to inhabit a space that is unmediated and complex.

"A Sport for Every Girl": Women and Sports in the Collection of Jefferson R. Burdick - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through July 14, 2013 - New York

Beginning in the late 1870s, tobacco producers used inventive imagery of actresses, athletes, politicians, animals, flags, and world capitals -- to name only a few of the hundreds of categories -- to advertise their brands.

The Woolworth Building @ 100 - Skyscraper Museum
Through July 14, 2013 - New York

A masterpiece of early 20th-century art and technology, the Woolworth Building celebrates its centennial year in the process of conversion, with office space remaining below and luxury residences planned for the upper tower. Still radiant on the lower Manhattan skyline, the landmark heralds both the past and future of New York.

My Life Ruined by Sex: The Works of William Kent - Museum of Sex
Through July 14, 2013 - New York

This exhibition explores William Kent's (1919-2012) calamitous life through his art, highlighting his skill and creativity as well as the paradoxes that drove him, bringing his erotically charged work back to New York for the first time in nearly 50 years. From rising art star to recluse, self-taught printmaker and sculptor William Kent in many respects embodied the title of his semi-autobiographical 1964 print, "My Life Ruined By Sex". While Kent's first foray into the formal art world in New York in 1962 was met with positive reviews, with the New York Times declaring him a "definite discovery" in 1963 and noting that Kent was an artist "with one eye on old carvings of the cigar store Indian type and the other on Pop art at its most saucy," these positive reviews could not protect him from the censorship of the time and the detrimental impact his political critique would have upon his career. His 1965 exhibition of sexual-political prints at the Castellane Gallery in new York City entitled "Sex and Violence, Or Erotic and Patriotic Prints!" turned out to be the last straw and following its opening, and Kent was dismissed from his post at the John Slade Ely House, in part for creating "sick" works in its premise. Kent never fully recovered from the aftermath of this exhibition, losing his footing once and for all within the formal New York City-centric art scene he revered. He took solitary refuge in his barn in Durham, Connecticut, continuing to make prints regularly until 1977 when he turned his attention to wood sculpture, focusing on large scale pieces of everyday objects. Though far removed from the New York City art scene he so coveted after 1965, his creative output over the course of six decades never ceased. Kent carried out most of his life as a solitary, indigent, and overlooked master. This exhibition seeks to rectify this by bringing attention to his prints, slates, sculpture and personal ephemera, placing a life and a life's work in context.

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.

John Singer Sargent Watercolors - Brooklyn Museum
Through July 28, 2013 - Brooklyn

This landmark exhibition unites for the first time the John Singer Sargent watercolors acquired by the Brooklyn Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in the early twentieth century. The culmination of a yearlong collaborative study by both museums, John Singer Sargent Watercolors explores the watercolor practice that has traditionally been viewed as a tangential facet of Sargent's art making. The ninety-three pieces on display provide a once-in-a-generation opportunity to view a broad range of the artist's finest production in the medium. Brooklyn's thirty-eight watercolors, most of which have not been on view for decades, were largely purchased from Sargent's 1909 debut exhibition in New York. Their subjects include Venetian scenes (The Bridge of Sighs), Mediterranean sailing vessels, intimate portraits (A Tramp), and Bedouin subjects (Bedouins). Boston's watercolors, purchased in 1912, are more highly finished than the Brooklyn works. They feature subjects from his travels to the Italian Alps, the villa gardens near Lucca, and the marble quarries of Carrara, as well as portraits. The exhibition also presents nine oil paintings, including Brooklyn's An Out-of-Doors Study, Paul Helleu and His Wife (1889) and Boston's The Master and His Pupils (1914). New discoveries based on scientific study of Sargent's pigments, drawing techniques, and paper preparation are featured in a special section deconstructing his techniques. Select works throughout the exhibition are paired with videos that show a contemporary watercolor artist demonstrating some of Sargent's methods.

Birds in the Art of Japan - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through July 28, 2013 - New York

This exhibition presents approximately 150 works in various media from medieval times to the present. Highlights include a unique, early seventeenth-century pair of ink-painted screens showing a flock of 120 mynah birds in flight or strutting on the shore; and a set of four enormous paintings of birds of prey by the nineteenth-century master Kawanabe Kyōsai, each over nine feet high. Displays of paintings will be juxtaposed with examples of modern and contemporary textiles, ceramics, lacquerware, and bamboo art. Drawn mostly from the Museum's own collection, it will also feature some fifteen works on loan from private collections.

At War with the Obvious: Photographs by William Eggleston - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through July 28, 2013 - New York

The Met presents the work of this idiosyncratic artist, whose influences are drawn from disparate if surprisingly complementary sources -- from Walker Evans and Henri Cartier-Bresson in photography to Bach and late Baroque music. Many of Eggleston's most recognized photographs are lush studies of the social and physical landscape found in the Mississippi delta region that is his home. From this base, the artist explores the awesome and, at times, the raw visual poetics of the American vernacular.

A Trip from Here to There - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through July 30, 2013 - New York

Over the course of two years, from 2008 to 2010, the artist Mateo Lopez traveled through his native Colombia, from Bogota to Cali to Medellin. Crisscrossing vast expanses of territory via Vespa, Lopez made drawings, rendering the ordinary objects he encountered in precise detail. In a country occupied by government forces and paramilitary rebels, traveling itself -- and the diaristic drawing that served as documentation -- became an act of resistance. Using Lopez's Viaje sin movimiento -- an installation of his drawings from this journey -- as a starting point, A Trip from Here to There explores practices and works generated by walking and wandering. As members of exploratory expeditions and surveys, painters and draftsmen have long played key roles in the plotting and investigation of place. However, in the second half of the 20th century, the journey itself became both medium and subject for many artists. In some works, a walk or sojourn is precisely documented via maps and charts, dates and times, while in others, wandering's inherent detours and deviations are exploited, resulting in collages of impressions or graphs of explored terrain. For some artists, drawing is both nomadic and solitary, while for others it is a way to engage with one's environment and its inhabitants. In addition to Lopez, featured artists include Marcel Broodthaers, Juan Downey, Hamish Fulton, Brion Gysin, Mona Hatoum, Richard Long, Jorge Macchi, and Robert Morris. Genzken's work has been part of the artistic discourse since she began exhibiting in the mid-1970s, but over the last decade a new generation has been inspired by her radical inventiveness. The past 10 years have been particularly productive for Genzken, who, with a new language of found objects and collage, has created several bodies of work that have redefined assemblage for a new era. These groups of sculptures range from smaller, diorama-like works to room-filling installations.

Breastfeeding Support Clinic - Tribeca Parenting
Through July 31, 2013 - Park Slope

These clinics are helpful for moms who need a little reassurance or encouragement with breastfeeding. While many simple issues can be resolved in these helpful group sessions, please be aware that certain more complex breastfeeding issues may require more individualized attention which can be provided in a home visit.

A Long-Awaited Tribute: Frank Lloyd Wright's Usonian House and Pavilion - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through July 31, 2013 - New York

On October 22, 1953, Sixty Years of Living Architecture: The Work of Frank Lloyd Wright opened in New York on the site where the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum would eventually be built. Two Frank Lloyd Wright-designed buildings were constructed specifically to house the exhibition: a temporary pavilion made of glass, fiberboard, and pipe columns; and a 1,700-square-foot, fully furnished, two-bedroom, model Usonian house representing Wright's organic solution for modest, middle-class dwellings.

John Singer Sargent Watercolors - Brooklyn Museum
Through July 31, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Children love painting with watercolors. Here they can examine the work of master watercolorist John Singer Sargent via a collaboration between the Brooklyn Museum and the Museum of Fine Art, Boston. In all, 93 pieces are on display, exemplifying the beauty and majesty of watercolor art.

Making the Invisible Visible - Conservation and Islamic Art - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through August 04, 2013 - New York

Conservators and conservation scientists made many exciting and interesting discoveries as they and the curators re-examined the Museum's collection of Islamic art prior to the reopening of the New Galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia in November 2011. This exhibition will trace their investigative journey with a range of works of art providing new perspectives for appreciating this extraordinary collection.

Patronage and Power: Selections from the Asia Society Museum Collection - Asia Society and Museum
Through August 04, 2013 - New York

This exhibition comprises select pieces from Asia Society's Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection. The show explores the role of patrons of wealth and rank as dominating figures in the production of artistic creations. Approximately fifty examples of sculptureand ceramic from South, Southeast, and East Asia. The selection includes religious art, both Buddhist and Hindu. In addition, ceremonial objects that served as a visual structure for the governing patterns of patrons both for this life and beyond will be on view. Decorative functional objects such as plates and vases, and prized collectables like porcelains, which testify to the legitimacy and supremacy of rulers and aristocrats, round out the exhibition.

Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui - Brooklyn Museum
Through August 04, 2013 - Brooklyn

The first solo exhibition in a New York museum by the globally renowned contemporary artist El Anatsui, this show will feature over 30 works in metal and wood that transform appropriated objects into site-specific sculptures. Anatsui converts found materials into a new type of media that lies between sculpture and painting, combining aesthetic traditions from his birth country, Ghana; his home in Nsukka, Nigeria; and the global history of abstraction. Included in the exhibition are twelve recent monumental wall and floor sculptures, widely considered to represent the apex of Anatsui's career. The metal wall works, created with bottle caps from a distillery in Nsukka, are pieced together to form colorful, textured hangings that take on radically new shapes with each installation. Anatsui is captivated by his materials' history of use, reflecting his own nomadic background. Gravity and Grace responds to a long history of innovations in abstract art and performance, building upon cross-cultural exchange among Africa, Europe, and the Americas and presenting works in a wholly new, African medium. Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui is organized by the Akron Art Museum and made possible by a major grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The Brooklyn presentation is organized by Kevin Dumouchelle, Associate Curator of the Arts of Africa and the Pacific Islands, Brooklyn Museum.

As it were ... So to speak - A Museum Collection in Dialogue with Barbara Bloom - The Jewish Museum
Through August 04, 2013 - New York

Artist Barbara Bloom has devoted her career to questioning the ways we perceive and value objects. With a light touch and subtle wit, she divines the meanings encoded in the things with which we surround ourselves. The Jewish Museum invited Bloom to create an installation drawn from its more than 26,000 works of ceremonial, decorative, and fine art. Her presentation sets a selection of over 270 pieces in unconventional contexts, and offers visitors new ways to view the Museum and its holdings. The exhibition she is creating materializes the idea of people in dialogue across time and space, inspired in part by Bloom's reflections on Talmudic discourse, which takes place over centuries. Integrating the former Warburg mansion's historic rooms into her concept, the artist envisions the space as both museum and home filled with imagined historical guests - Nefertiti, Emile Zola, George Gershwin and others - from diverse times engaged in discourse and argument. The subjects are wide-ranging and reflect ideas that have long interested the artist: inferring a whole from surviving remnants, navigating the intricacies of bestowing gifts, representing the unspeakable. Furniture-shaped display cases contain collection objects that the artist finds intriguing or appealing. For example, Torah pointers with their delicate hands and extended forefingers stand in for strings inside a piano; a cigar box owned by Sigmund Freud is displayed in a psychoanalyst's consultation space; and a Dreyfus Affair game board sits on a table with ancient Roman dice. Each tableau is accompanied by written passages suggesting conversations between people. These evocative juxtapositions of found texts, Bloom's writings, artworks, and cases, create unexpected connections and spark dialogue.

Six Things: Sagmeister & Walsh - The Jewish Museum
Through August 04, 2013 - New York

Artist Barbara Bloom has devoted her career to questioning the ways we perceive and value objects. With a light touch and subtle wit, she divines the meanings encoded in the things with which we surround ourselves. The Jewish Museum invited Bloom to create an installation drawn from its more than 26,000 works of ceremonial, decorative, and fine art. Her presentation sets a selection of over 270 pieces in unconventional contexts, and offers visitors new ways to view the Museum and its holdings. The exhibition she is creating materializes the idea of people in dialogue across time and space, inspired in part by Bloom's reflections on Talmudic discourse, which takes place over centuries. Integrating the former Warburg mansion's historic rooms into her concept, the artist envisions the space as both museum and home filled with imagined historical guests - Nefertiti, Emile Zola, George Gershwin and others - from diverse times engaged in discourse and argument. The subjects are wide-ranging and reflect ideas that have long interested the artist: inferring a whole from surviving remnants, navigating the intricacies of bestowing gifts, representing the unspeakable. Furniture-shaped display cases contain collection objects that the artist finds intriguing or appealing. For example, Torah pointers with their delicate hands and extended forefingers stand in for strings inside a piano; a cigar box owned by Sigmund Freud is displayed in a psychoanalyst's consultation space; and a Dreyfus Affair game board sits on a table with ancient Roman dice. Each tableau is accompanied by written passages suggesting conversations between people. These evocative juxtapositions of found texts, Bloom's writings, artworks, and cases, create unexpected connections and spark dialogue.

Objects from the Kharga Oasis - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through August 04, 2013 - New York

This selection of late Roman and Byzantine period objects from the Metropolitan Museum's excavations at the Kharga Oasis includes textiles, ceramics, and grave goods from an intact tomb.

Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture - American Museum of Natural History
Through August 11, 2013 - New York

Food celebrates cultures and cooking, historic meals and markets, and moments in our lives that we mark with food -- as well as the ingredients that we have discovered and shaped over the course of thousands of years. As this exhibition takes visitors on a journey of growing, transporting, cooking, tasting, and celebrating, it also examines contemporary issues of environmental and human health, food security, feeding the world's growing population, and how we will eat in the future. Gallery 3, third floor

LaToya Ruby Frazier: A Haunted Capital - Brooklyn Museum
Through August 11, 2013 - Brooklyn

LaToya Ruby Frazier: A Haunted Capital uses social documentary and portraiture to create a personal visual history of an industrial town's decline. Through approximately 40 photographic works of her family and their hometown of Braddock, Pennsylvania, Frazier offers an intimate exploration of the effects of deindustrialization on the lives of individuals and communities. Home to one of America's first steel mills, Braddock now has a population below 2,500 and has been declared a "distressed municipality." Frazier began to explore Braddock's history in her series Notion of Family, four examples of which are on view in this exhibition. That project uses the bodies of the artist, her mother, and her grandmother to both reveal complex intergenerational relationships and to serve as a metaphor for their town's decay. Frazier's portrayal of this American landscape is in stark contrast to images from a recent corporate ad campaign set in Braddock, which she felt not only erased the troubled realities of her endangered town but also excluded the community to which her family belongs. Frazier, whose work is featured in the 2012 Whitney Biennial, is Associate Curator for the Mason Gross galleries and teaches photography at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Up Where We Belong: Native Musicians in Popular Culture - National Museum of the American Indian
Through August 11, 2013 - New York

This panel and object exhibition highlights Native people who have been active participants in contemporary music for nearly a century. Musicians like Russell "Big Chief" Moore (Gila River Indian Community), Rita Coolidge (Cherokee), Buffy Sainte-Marie (Cree), and the group Redbone are a few of the Native performing artists who have had successful careers in popular music. Many have been involved in various forms of popular music -- from jazz and blues to folk, country, and rock. Up Where We Belong: Native Musicians in Popular Culture tells their stories and histories, and provides visitors the opportunity to hear samples by music greats and discover musicians with whom those exceptional musicians collaborated. Visitors will also learn about artists who inspired the musical greats as well as the contemporary artists they themselves influenced.

R. B. Kitaj: Personal Library - The Jewish Museum
Through August 11, 2013 - New York

This exhibition features 33 screenprints from a suite of 50, created by the internationally celebrated painter and graphic artist, R. B. Kitaj in 1969. The portfolio, In Our Time, was acquired by the Museum in 2010. For this series, Kitaj reproduced from his personal library the covers of books that had a profound meaning for him. The images offer insights into the artist's psyche and form a remarkable artistic statement.

Bill Brandt: Shadow and Light - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through August 12, 2013 - New York

Bill Brandt is a founding figure in photography's modernist traditions, and this exhibition represents a major critical reevaluation of his heralded career. Brandt's distinctive vision -- his ability to present the mundane world as fresh and strange -- emerged in London in the 1930s, and drew from his time in the Paris studio of Man Ray. His visual explorations of the society, landscape, and literature of England are indispensable to any understanding of photographic history and, arguably, to our understanding of life in Britain during the middle of the 20th century. Brandt's activity during the Second World War, long distilled by Brandt and others to a handful of now-iconic pictures of moonlit London during the Blackout and improvised shelters during the Blitz, are presented here for the first time in the context of his assignments for the leading illustrated magazines of his day, establishing a key link between his pre- and postwar work. Brandt's crowning artistic achievement, developed primarily between 1945 and 1961, is a series of nudes that are both personal and universal, sensual and strange, collectively exemplifying the "sense of wonder" that is paramount in his photographs. Brandt's work is unpredictable not only in the range of his subjects but also in his printing style, which varied widely throughout his career. This exhibition is the first to emphasize the beauty of Brandt's finest prints, and to trace the arc of their evolution.

Flip Side - Rubin Museum of Art
Through August 12, 2013 - New York

The texts and images on the back of Tibetan art objects reveal clues to their meaning, function, and historical context. For the first time ever both sides of a select group of scroll paintings (thangkas), sculptures, and initiation cards will be explored in detail. Chosen for the beauty, exceptional content, and complexity of their backs, these works of art dating from the 13th to the 19th century illuminate the many uses of the other side in Tibetan culture.

Plain or Fancy? Restraint and Exuberance in the Decorative Arts - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through August 18, 2013 - New York

Modernism was not the first movement to cast a shadow on ornament and adornment, though it was the most effective one. This exhibition contrasts austere works of art with ornate ones, encouraging viewers to examine their own responses and to consider them in the light of different stylistic imperatives of the past. Drawn from the Museum's collection of European sculpture and decorative arts, the exhibition follows the theme from the Renaissance to the early twentieth century.

Pinocchio - Puppetworks
Through August 18, 2013 - Park Slope

Puppetworks performs its adaptation of Collodi's legendary tale, Pinocchio, with an original score and laughs galore.

Playing with Fire - 50 Years of Contemporary Glass - Museum of Arts & Design
Through August 25, 2013 - New York

MAD celebrates the 50th anniversary of the birth of the American Studio Glass movement with Playing with Fire: 50 Years of Contemporary Glass, which will feature more than 100 works of glass from the collection, as well as promised gifts, and additional contemporary works on loan. Ever since 1962, when a legendary workshop led by renowned glass artist Harvey Littleton demonstrated the potential of glassblowing as a medium available to individual artists, artists and designers have continually pushed the material in new directions and used the complex, fragile, and highly versatile nature of the material to create an astonishing diversity of works.

Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture - American Museum of Natural History
Through August 30, 2013 - Upper West Side

Food is the one thing that unites every culture, race, and generation: over one billion people work in agriculture and every person eats. Food is used as a social ritual, a holiday tradition, a symbol of comfort, a gift, and an excuse to catch up with friends. The curators of this exhibition hope it will encourage visitors (both grown ups and kids) to examine a thing we all do everyday -- eat! -- and think about everything that goes into that act more consciously. The exhibition touches on a lot of serious issues such as the scarcity of food predicted for the future, alternatives to avoid that shortage, and childhood obesity.

Israel at 65 - Jewish Discovery Museum @ SYJCC
Through August 31, 2013 - Commack

This hands-on exhibit allows families to learn about Jewish life, history, values, traditions and heroes, as well as Israel and the Hebrew language. The interactive displays are designed to transform visitors into participants, offering adults and children a unique opportunity to discover the wonders of Jewish heritage. Through August 31, 2013.

Stephen Burrows: When Fashion Danced - Museum of the City of New York
Through August 31, 2013 - New York

Stephen Burrows: When Fashion Danced is the first major examination of the work of the designer The New York Times called in 1977 the "brightest star of American fashion." It looks at the period spanning the 1970s when Stephen Burrows's meteoric rise to fame made him not only the first African-American designer to gain international stature, but a celebrated fashion innovator whose work helped define the look of a generation. With vibrant colors, metallic fabrics, and slinky silhouettes that clung to the body, Burrows's danceable designs generated a vibrant look that was of a piece with the glamorous, liberated nightlife of the era. Through photographs, drawings, and original garments, the exhibition will trace Burrows's evolution from creating eclectic looks for his friends in the 1960s to his work with the chic 57th Street retailer Henri Bendel to the floor of Studio 54, as he dressed such 70s style icons as Cher, Liza Minnelli, and Diana Ross.

Superhero Science - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through August 31, 2013 - Crown Heights

Kids, 4 and older, can supercharge a magnetic compass with Magneto, explore optics with Cyclops, learn the forces of flight with Superman, or sling a web with Spidey. It's a new super science adventure every week!

Adventurous Appetites - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through August 31, 2013 - Crown Heights

Kids will create a tasty dish and explore food from around the world.

The Big Adventure - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through August 31, 2013 - Crown Heights

The Big Adventure provides fun, dramatic, exciting, unique, and challenging experiences, making the exhibit great for young minds and bodies. Visitors will have opportunities to choose adventures that appeal to them, identify challenges, solve problems, make decisions, set goals, enhance creativity and gain confidence.

MoMA Art Lab: People - The Museum of Modern Art
Through August 31, 2013 - Midtown West

In MoMA's latest interactive space, MoMA Art Lab: People, visitors of all ages can discover the ways in which artists represent the human form. Investigate body language through art-making activities, digital play, and other creative explorations. Stop by before or after visiting MoMA's galleries.

Autism Spectrum Parent Support Group - Family and Children's Association
Through September 01, 2013 - Mineola

Family Center’s Spectrum Support Group offers caregivers mutual support by providing opportunities to meet with others also raising children who are dually diagnosed. To be eligible the child must have a primary Mental Health diagnosis and a secondary Spectrum diagnosis. Groups are facilitated by Parent Advocates, each having their own unique experience raising a child under the Spectrum. While caregivers attend group, respite can be provided to children ages 5-17. To receive respite, an intake is required. This ensures staff is familiar with the child, making caregiver’s participation more relaxing. Meetings are held the first and third Monday of each month, except holidays. RSVP Miriam at 516-485-5914 xtn 2223 no later than seven days prior to the meeting date.

Journey to the Stars - American Museum of Natural History
Through September 01, 2013 - New York

A spectacular new Space Show, Journey to the Stars, narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Whoopi Goldberg, in the Hayden Planetarium at the Frederick Phineas and Sandra Priest Rose Center for Earth and Space. Journey to the Stars is an engrossing, immersive theater experience created by the Museum's astrophysicists, scientific visualization, and media production experts with the cooperation of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and more than 40 leading scientists from the United States and abroad.

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.

African Art, New York, and the Avant-Garde - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through September 02, 2013 - New York

This exhibition highlights the specific African artifacts acquired by the New York avant-garde and its most influential patrons during the 1910s and 1920s. Reflecting on the dynamism of New York's art scene during the years that followed the 1913 Armory Show, the exhibition brings together African works from the collections of many key individuals of the period such as Alfred Stieglitz, Marius de Zayas, John Quinn, Louise and Walter Arensberg, Alain LeRoy Locke, and Eugene and Agnes Meyer.

Photography and the American Civil War - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through September 02, 2013 - New York

More than two hundred of the finest and most poignant photographs of the American Civil War have been brought together for this landmark exhibition. Through examples drawn from the Metropolitan's celebrated holdings of this material, complemented by important loans from public and private collections, the exhibition will examine the evolving role of the camera during the nation's bloodiest war. The "War between the States" was the great test of the young Republic's commitment to its founding precepts; it was also a watershed in photographic history. The camera recorded from beginning to end the heartbreaking narrative of the epic four-year war (1861-1865) in which 750,000 lives were lost. This traveling exhibition will explore, through photography, the full pathos of the brutal conflict that, after 150 years, still looms large in the American public's imagination.

Universe of Desire - Museum of Sex
Through September 02, 2013 - New York

Type. Swipe. Search. Upload. Download. Post. Stream. These are the new verbs of desire. Our most intimate thoughts, fantasies, and urges are now transmitted via electronic devices to rapt audiences all over the world. These transmissions—from sexts to webcam masturbation feeds—are anonymous yet personal, individual yet collective, everywhere and nowhere, and they are contributing to the largest sexual record to date. In short, desire has gone viral. But what does this mean? And what does it reveal about us? This exhibition explores these very questions through a lens of digital experience by examining what we are searching for, how we do it and what we leave behind on these electronic devices. In piecing this together, we begin to expose staggering truths about who we are and how we interact in this ever-changing world of modern sexuality.

Hand Signals: Digits, Fists, and Talons - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through September 08, 2013 - New York

Hands -- a part of the human body through which we communicate, sense, measure, and interact with the material world -- are explored in this selection of 20th-century posters and graphic ephemera drawn from the Museum's collection. Individual identities are mapped on the palm of every hand; a digit is a unit of linear measurement derived from the breadth of a finger; metaphorically speaking, we "grasp" a philosophical truth, "manipulate" emotions, or "handle" a situation. Designers have focused on such expressive possibilities to represent a gamut of emotions and identities, and to signify collective action, collaboration, or conflict. Ranging from an armored gauntlet in a First World War poster by Ludwig Hohlwein to glistening talons advertising Japanese nail polish in the 1980s, the disembodied hands in this exhibition salute, menace, manipulate, and caress. Other posters of the interwar period infuse images of progress with a sense of human agency by incorporating hands that wield tools in the service of constructing a new society.

'Workt by Hand': Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts - Brooklyn Museum
Through September 15, 2013 - Brooklyn

"Workt by Hand": Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts showcases approximately thirty-five American and European quilt masterpieces from the Brooklyn Museum's renowned decorative arts collection. The exhibition examines the impact of feminist scholarship on the ways historical quilts have been and are currently viewed, contextualized, and interpreted. Spanning two centuries of quilt making, the exhibition features superlative examples of the most iconic quilt designs and techniques, including the "Barn Raising" or "Log Cabin" style, the "Garden Basket" style, "Double Wedding Band" designs, the "Rose of Sharon" pattern, and the Amish "Sunshine and Shadow" style, as well as a variety of album quilts. The exhibition considers how issues common to the craft and handmade nature of quilting practices, such as anonymity, authorship, and collectivity, have affected the interpretation and reception of quilts. It also examines the historical designation of quilts as crafts rather than art objects and the shift in the late twentieth century, under the influence of modernism, toward a formalist appreciation of quilts as works of abstract art. This shift, and its implications for the way quilts have been seen and understood, will be explored by the quilts being presented both vertically--as they are now frequently shown in museums and galleries--and horizontally, as though on the beds for which they were originally designed.

Against the Grain - Wood in Contemporary Craft and Design - Museum of Arts & Design
Through September 15, 2013 - New York

Featuring more than 75 installations, sculptures, furniture, and objects, Against the Grain: Wood in Contemporary Craft and Design explores some ofthe most cutting-edge conceptual and technical trends in woodworking today. The exhibition emphasizes the way artists, designers, and craftspeople have incorporated postmodernist approaches and strategies into woodworking -- deconstructing vessel shapes, playing on the relationship between function and form, and utilizing woodturning and furniture techniques in the creation of sculpture and demonstrating exciting possibilities through the use of technology.

Sensory Bounce - BounceU
Through September 28, 2013 - Stratford

This is a program for children and adults with sensory integration dysfunction, autism, and other disabilities with a sensory component. Teachers work on balance and coordination, auditory and tactile sensitivity, strength building, motor coordination, cooperative play, turn-taking, and social and verbal skills. Through September 28, 2013.

WINGED TAPESTRIES: MOTHS AT LARGE - American Museum of Natural History
Through September 29, 2013 -

Winged Tapestries: Moths at Large, an exhibition of 34 striking images featuring dramatic images of moths, opens at AMNH. On view in the IMAX Corridor on the first floor, the exhibition displays the arresting beauty and surprising diversity of moths from Ottawa-based photographer Jim des Rivières. "Moths are beautiful, and in many respects prettier than butterflies," says exhibition curator David Grimaldi, curator, Division of Invertebrate Zoology. "In this show, we have macro or relatively large moths. They're gorgeous." Primitive moths appeared about 195 million years ago, whereas the oldest butterfly fossil is about 55 million years old. And today, moths outnumber butterflies 15 to 1, with approximately 150,000 described species of moths worldwide, compared to 10,000 butterfly species.

Winged Tapestries: Moths at Large - American Museum of Natural History
Through September 29, 2013 - New York

Witness the arresting beauty and surprising diversity of moths in a presentation of more than 30 large-format prints by Canadian photographer Jim des Rivieres. Des Rivieres creates these larger-than-life images by scanning each moth at high resolution to reveal unexpected colors and intricate patterns.

Bashford Dean and the Creation of the Arms and Armor Department - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through September 29, 2013 - New York

To mark the centennial of the Arms and Armor Department, this exhibition surveys the career of Dr. Bashford Dean (1867-1928), the department's founding curator.

Free Open Hours - Waterfront Museum
Through September 30, 2013 - Red Hook

Visit the Waterfront Museum during free open hours and learn about this historic Hudson River barge and the maritime history of New York harbor.

Brooklyn Navy Yard Overview Tour: The Past, The Present, and The Future - Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at Building 92
Through October 01, 2013 - Vinegar Hill

It's hard not to notice the hulking structures of the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Here's an opportunity to tour the Yard and learn about intriguing sites of the 150-year shipbuilding facility, including a Civil-War era dry dock, the 24-acre former Navy hospital campus, and more.

Friendship Bracelet and Lanyard Making Class - The Lanyard Ladies
Through October 03, 2013 - East Rockaway

Looking for a fun after-school or weekend activity? Does your child want to learn how to make friendship and lanyard bracelets? Kids can make as many bracelets as they want. Each child will also receive a special gift. 15% sibling discount. Please call to reserve your space. You can also book a private play-date(10 or more children needed). Call for more information.

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Through October 12, 2013 - New York City

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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.

Salsa Sundays - Gagliardi Studio & Gallery
Through October 28, 2013 - Nyack

Children and their parents are invited to enjoy Salsa music while dancing with each other. There will be an informal beginners and Afro Cuban style dance lesson. Registration is requested.

Nature on the Go - Prospect Park Audubon Center
Through October 31, 2013 - Flatbush

Kids have fun out in nature by playing animal charades, pretending to be a bat trying to catch a moth, or joining in many other fun and active nature games that teaches them about the nature around us. Led by a park naturalist.

Carousel Rides - Prospect Park Carousel
Through October 31, 2013 - Flatbush

Take a ride on the Park's beautiful 101 year-old carousel.

Tree House Installation - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Through October 31, 2013 - Crown Heights

Tree house architect Roderick Romero has created a whimsical, inhabitable sculpture using wood from trees felled by Hurricane Sandy. This "tree house" will be part open-air classroom, part viewing point, and part artwork. Created specifically for BBG, it will invite visitors of all ages to experience the Garden in a new way.

Kathe Kollwitz: Prints from the 'War' and 'Death' Portfolios - Brooklyn Museum
Through November 10, 2013 - Brooklyn

This selection of thirteen rarely displayed prints by German Expressionist artist Kathe Kollwitz, from the Brooklyn Museum's collection, focuses on works relating to the impact of war. The exhibition features the artist's most famous print cycles, War (Krieg) and Death (Tod), created between World War I, when her son was killed in Flanders, and World War II. The Death cycle of lithographs includes Woman Entrusts Herself to Death and Death Seizes the Children. These images of familial tenderness, highlighting the daily struggles of the poor and working classes, and the degree to which they bear the burden of war, are the primary focus of Kollwitz's canon. Also on display is a 1927 self-portrait of Kollwitz in profile. Born in Konigsberg, East Prussia, Kollwitz began producing etchings in the late nineteenth century, first working in a naturalistic style and later moving toward Expressionism. A lifelong socialist and an outspoken pacifist after World War I, Kollwitz was expelled from the Prussian Academy of Arts when Hitler came to power, and was later barred from exhibiting.

World Brooklyn - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through December 01, 2013 - Crown Heights

Kids can visit examples of stores they might find in some of Brooklyn's ethnic pockets: a Chinese stationary store, a Mexican bakery, a West African import store, to name a few, which are modeled after real Brooklyn businesses. There's also an international grocery store and a replica of the famous L&B Spumoni pizzeria from Bensonhurst.

Family Friendly Friday Night Service - Congregation Sons of Israel
Through December 06, 2013 - Upper Nyack

Families with young children are invited to this special service featuring singing, dancing, a puppet show, challah, and grape juice.

American Legends: From Calder to O'Keeffe - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through December 22, 2013 - New York

American Legends: From Calder to O'Keeffe showcases the Whitney's deep holdings of artwork from the first half of the twentieth century by the eighteen leading artists: Oscar Bluemner, Charles Burchfield, Paul Cadmus, Alexander Calder, Joseph Cornell, Ralston Crawford, Stuart Davis, Arthur Dove, Charles Demuth, Marsden Hartley, Edward Hopper, Gaston Lachaise, Jacob Lawrence, John Marin, Reginald Marsh, Elie Nadelman, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Joseph Stella. Organized as concentrated one- and two-artist presentations, each gallery will serve as an interdisciplinary, small-scale retrospective. Rotations of art and of artists will be made during the exhibition's yearlong duration.

'Pippin' - Music Box Theatre
Through December 22, 2013 - Midtown

Everything has its season, and this season, Pippin returns to Broadway for the first time since it first thrilled audiences 40 years ago! With a beloved score by Tony Award� nominee Stephen Schwartz (Wicked) that includes the favorites ?Magic to Do,? ?Glory? and ?Corner of the Sky,? Pippin tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence. Will he choose a happy but simple life? Or will he risk everything for a singular flash of glory? Direct from an acclaimed run at Boston?s American Repertory Theater, Pippin is directed by Diane Paulus, director of the 2009 and 2012 Tony Award winners for Best Musical Revival (Hair and The Gershwins? Porgy and Bess). This captivating production features sizzling choreography in the style of Bob Fosse and breathtaking acrobatics by Les 7 Doigts de la Main, the creative force behind the nationwide sensation Traces.

African Dance Workshop - Spring Valley Youth Bureau
Through December 26, 2013 - Spring Valley

Harambee Dance Company, fabulous performers of African dance and music, teach this weekly workshop. Registration is requested.

Tot Shabbat - Congregation Sons of Israel
Through December 28, 2013 - Upper Nyack

Families with young children are invited to celebrate Shabbat each Saturday morning with lessons, stories, and games.

Seasonal Workshop - Jill's Ceramics
Through December 30, 2013 - West Nyack

Jill will help artists of all ages design seasonal or holiday-themed crafts. Her selection includes jewelry boxes, candy dishes, mugs, plates, picture frames, vases, and more. Pieces can be taken home that day or left for glazing. Fee includes instruction. Pre-registration is requested. Toddler workshops are held each Monday and Tuesday. All-ages workshops are held each Friday.

ElectriCity: Powering New York's Rails - New York Transit Museum
Through December 31, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

This long-term exhibit engages visitors in a compelling and participatory exploration of electricity's role in powering the metropolitan region's subways and commuter rails.

The Collage Aesthetic of Louis Armstrong - Flushing Town Hall
Through December 31, 2013 - Flushing

Did you know that jazz great Louis Armstrong was an avid collage artist? Made for an exhibition at Lincoln Center, this exhibition features reproductions of some of the remarkable collages he created for his boxes of his audiotapes, and introduces audiences to this very public man who could turn his irrepressible creativity to arts other than music.

Feeding Nemo! Behind-the-Scenes Tour - Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
Through December 31, 2013 - Riverhead

Go behind-the-scenes and see firsthand all that's involved in creating a hospitable environment for the aquarium's residents. And you may get a chance to help feed the clownfish. While the Seal Exhibit is under construction, you can visit them up close and personal on the tour.

Behind-the-Scenes Tours - Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
Through December 31, 2013 - Riverhead

Go behind the scenes at the aquarium and see firsthand all that's involved in creating a home for the aquatic residents, including helping to feed the clownfish.

Sculpture Mystery: The Great Art Caper - Hofstra University Museum
Through January 01, 2014 - Hempstead

Uncover clues to help solve a mystery in the outdoor sculpture collection. Pick up your caper kit at Emily Lowe Gallery, have fun while discovering more about these works, and at the end of the caper return to Emily Lowe Gallery for a prize. For everyone ages 4-9 and their grown-up companions all year-round. The program runs through January 1, 2014.

Sculpture Exploration Backpack - Hofstra University Museum
Through January 01, 2014 - Hempstead

Kids and their grown up companions can stop in at the Hofstra University Museum's Emily Lowe Gallery, and pick up a backpack. At the end of your tour, return the backpack and each child will receive a small gift from the Museum. The program runs through January 1, 2014.

Echoes of Egypt: Conjuring the Land of the Pharoahs - Yale Peabody Museum
Through January 04, 2014 - New Haven

This exhibition will take you on a journey through two thousand years of fascination with ancient Egypt, the land of the pharaohs. Visitors will enter through a reproduction of the Egyptianizing gateway that is the entrance to New Haven's Grove Street Cemetery (designed by Henry Austin in 1839), and then discover how a culture that flourished thousands of years ago has impacted our own world. Echoes of ancient Egypt appear in art, architecture, and literature around the world from ancient Africa to medieval Europe and the Middle East, to modern North America. April 13, 2013-January 4, 2014.

Whales: Giants of the Deep - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 05, 2014 - New York

A new exhibition that transports visitors to the vibrant underwater world of the mightiest animals on Earth. Whales explores the latest research about these marine mammals as well as the central role they have played for thousands of years in human cultures. From the traditions of New Zealand's Maori whale riders and the Kwakwaka'wakw peoples of the Pacific Northwest to the international whaling industry and the rise of laws protecting whales from commercial hunting, the exhibition traces the close connections humans and whales have shared for centuries.

Whales: Giants of the Deep - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 05, 2014 - Upper West Side

Whales: Giants of the Deep will transport visitors to the vibrant underwater world of the mightiest animals on Earth as it encourages museum-goers to explore the latest research about these marine mammals as well as the central role they have played for thousands of years in human cultures. Through a variety of interactive exhibits, kids (and their grownups, who will find themselves just as fascinated!) experience a re-created dive to the depths of the sea with a sperm whale on the hunt for a giant squid, crawl through a life-size replica of the heart of the blue whale ? the largest living animal on the planet ? listen to whale croons, and meet whale riders, scientists, and former whaling families. At the heart of its mission, the exhibition explores the close connections humans and whales have shared for centuries.

Gateway to Himalayan Art - The Rubin Museum
Through January 06, 2014 - New York

Marking the first in a series of yearly rotations, nearly twenty works of art add new dimensions and context to Gateway to Himalayan Art. Visitors will notice a greater emphasis on Hindu works, with beautiful examples from India and Nepal ranging from 12th to 19th centuries, as well as intricately-detailed thangka paintings, manuscript pages, and textiles. In every iteration, Gateway acquaints new and long-time friends of the museum with the principal concepts of Himalayan art, including important deities and symbols, the materials and techniques used in creating works of art, and the purposes and functions of these works in their sacred and secular contexts. And don't forget to pick up your Gateway Looking Guide to help you identify important figures and symbols throughout the museum. It's yours to keep.

Masterworks: Jewels of the Collection - Rubin Museum of Art
Through January 13, 2014 - New York

A showcase of some of the finest works of art from the museum's collection while highlighting the stylistic diversity and relationships between different strands of Himalayan and neighboring cultural and artistic traditions.

Applied Design - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through January 31, 2014 - New York

There are still people who think that design is just about making things, people, and places pretty. In truth, design has spread to almost every facet of human activity, from science and education to politics and policymaking, for a simple reason: one of design's most fundamental tasks is to help people respond to change. A designer today can choose to focus on interactions, interfaces, the Internet, visualizations, socially minded infrastructures and products, 5-D spaces, bioengineering, sustainability, video games, critical scenarios, and yes, even furniture. Several outstanding examples of this vitality and diversity are presented in this installation, ranging from a mine detonator by young Afghani designer Massoud Hassani to a vessel made by transforming desert sand into glass using only the energy of the sun. Also on display are 14 video games -- including Pac-Man, The Sims, and Katamari Damacy -- that constitute the beginning of a new branch of MoMA's collection.

Precision and Splendor: Clocks and Watches at The Frick Collection - Frick Collection
Through February 02, 2014 - New York

The Frick Collection has one of the most important public collections of European timepieces in the United States, much of it acquired through the 1999 bequest of the New York collector Winthrop Kellogg Edey. This extraordinary gift of thirty-eight watches and clocks dating from the Renaissance to the early nineteenth century covers the art of horology in France, Germany, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. For reasons of space, only part of the collection can be on permanent view in the museum's galleries. In 2001 many pieces from the Edey collection were featured in The Art of the Timekeeper. Masterpieces from the Winthrop Edey Bequest, an exhibition organized at the Frick by guest curator William J. H. Andrewes. In 2013, visitors will have another opportunity to explore the breadth and significance of the Edey collection through an exhibition that presents fourteen watches and eleven clocks from his bequest.

Hands on a Hard Body - Brooks Atkinson Theatre
Through February 28, 2014 - New York

Previews Feb. 23, 2013. Opens March 21, 2013. Opens Based on the documentary of the same name, this new musical about a competition at a car dealership marks the return of both Keith Carradine and Hunter Foster to Broadway.

Outdoor Sculpture Biennial - Adelphi University
Through May 31, 2014 - Garden City

See the work of 10 skilled sculptors located throughout the scenic 75-acre arboretum on the Garden City campus. This outdoor installation showcases the talents of Miggy Buck (NY), John Clement (NY), Maria Hall (NY), Ed Haugevik (NY), William King (NY), Anti Liu (NY), Johnny Poux (NY), Kim Radochia (MA), Christopher Saucedo (NY), and Hans Van de Bovenkamp (NY). Works of art encompass use of various materials-steel, bronze, aluminum, concrete and reflective mirrors. These man-made creations are transposed into poetic visual narrations. The exhibition runs through May 31, 2014.

Circle of Dance - National Museum of the American Indian
Through October 08, 2017 - New York

A five-year exhibition that presents Native dance as a vibrant, meaningful, and diverse form of cultural expression. Featuring ten social and ceremonial dances from throughout the Americas, the exhibition illuminates the significance of each dance and highlights the unique characteristics of its movements and music.

Little Kids Can Make A Big Difference - Make Meaning
Through November 12, 2021 - New York

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, MAKE MEANING and Baby Buggy are joining forces to help families affected by the storm. Come and create a custom soap for free and drop off a package of diapers for families in need. Soaps, diapers and 50% of proceeds from any yearly memberships purchased will be donated to Baby Buggy's relief efforts.

FREE Crafts for Kids - Lakeshore Learning Store
Through September 15, 2030 - Scarsdale

A different project every Saturday.

Understanding Memory Loss - Somers Library
Through June 04, 2102 - Somers

This program helps the audience distinguish between Alzheimer's Disease and age-associated memory impairment. Learn what the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer's Disease are, along with guidance on how to obtain a diagnosis and what treatments are currently available. Register online at somerslibrary.org or call 914-232-5717.


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