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Today's Family & Kids Activities in Bronx-Apr 14

April 14, 2013   |    

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!.

Family Music: Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole - 92nd Street Y
April 14, 2013 - Upper East Side

Moving with ease between fiddle and accordion, Cedric Watson and his group Bijou Creole (including a rubboard player) are among the new generation that carry on the Creole and Cajun traditions. His specialty is zydeco, a Louisiana French blend of Creole and rhythm & blues, making this show extra spicy. This concert is approximately 1 hour in duration.

Cho-Liang Lin, violin soloist-leader with the Westchester Philharmonic - The Performing Arts Center
April 14, 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.

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.

Fiddler on the Roof - Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
April 14, 2013 - Brooklyn

The iconic musical Fiddler on the Roof was written in 1964 by Joseph Stein, with music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. It tells the story of the residents of a small Russian village on the eve of the Bolshevik revolution, who attempt to maintain family and Jewish religious traditions while outside influences encroach upon their lives. Featuring heartwarming songs like "Matchmaker, Matchmaker," "Sunrise, Sunset," and "If I Were a Rich Man," this landmark Broadway musical cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion.

Baby Loves Disco: Fun In The Sun - Le Poisson Rouge
April 14, 2013 - New York

Put on those baby boogie shoes and dance the day away with the original discotheque for babies and their families. There will be dance lessons, contests, arts and crafts, unlimited juice boxes, snacks, and a cash bar for non-driving parents.

Music for Aardvarks Family Time - JCC Rockland
April 14, 2013 - West Nyack

Families with kids ages 6 months-4 years old are invited to join Luke Montgomery of Music for Aardvarks for this hip, original, and fun music class featuring songs celebrating the lives of children in both an urban and suburban world. Participants can sing, dance, and jump in this interactive musical playground with instruments, bubbles, drums, and more.

Gospel Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
April 14, 2013 - New York

Every Sunday, for the past 9 years, the world famous HARLEM GOSPEL CHOIR has brought their experience of Harlem & the Black Church to BB King's in a foot-stomping, hand-clapping, joyous gospel brunch-buffet show. The homestyle "all you can eat" southern buffet is guaranteed to fill the hole in your soul, and the Choir's joyous performance will have you dancing on the stage.

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

Telly Leung - 54 Below
April 14, 2013 - New York

After starring in the world premiere of Allegiance at the Old Globe in San Diego, Broadway's Telly Leung (Godspell, Rent, "Glee") returns to NYC (and to Studio 54, where he appeared in Pacific Overtures) to celebrate the release of his upcoming CD, I'll Cover You, on the Yellow Sound Label. Join Telly for an evening of great songs and personal anecdotes, directed by Alan Muraoka (Sesame Street, Miss Saigon) with musical direction by Gary Adler (Alter Boyz), featuring a full jazz trio and a string quartet.

Pagliacci - Dicapo Opera Theater
April 14, 2013 - New York

Dicapo ends their 31st season with a gala opening night performance of a perennial opera favorite -- Ruggero Leoncavallo's Pagliacci -- the story of a jealous husband in a commedia dell'arte troupe, whose actions on stage make theatre collapse into tragic reality.

Alison Balsom & Scottish Ensemble - The Town Hall
April 14, 2013 - New York

One of today's most acclaimed and sought-after artists, the British trumpet virtuosa Alison Balsom will amaze on her first U.S. orchestra tour and only NY appearance. Hear her in concert with the Scottish Ensemble, a tight-knit band of outstanding musicians from Scotland and across Europe who perform regularly together under Artistic Director Jonathan Morton.

J-Baby: Turn Your Land Lubber into a Gefilte Fish - Premier Athletic Club
Through April 14, 2013 - Montrose

Why does Pirkei Avot say that teaching your child to swim is one of the Top Three parental responsibilities? Come and find out! Enjoy this event, which includes a half-hour swim lesson with Wendie Lubinsky, certified swim instructor. Siblings welcome. First half hour is a "Parent and Child" session (babies to 3-1/2 years), second session for children ages 3-7 years. Fun poolside activities for all.

Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival - IZOD Center
April 14, 2013 - East Rutherford

Mickey Mouse and friends rock the world with the stars from The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, and Toy Story. Disney songs are remixed to the sounds of hip hop, pop, swing, reggae, rock, and country. All together, more than 25 Disney stars are featured in this jam session that invites the audience to dance, sing, play air-guitar, and laugh.

Wild Edibles - The Nature Place Day Camp
April 14, 2013 - Chestnut Ridge

Rockland's local wild forager and Nature Place activity leader Paul Tappenden will lead guests in discovering a delicious world of green and growing delights.

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.

ALICE IN WONDERLAND - John W. Engeman Theater
April 14, 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.

Gallery Stage: Interactive Show - 'Two Rivers, Two Cultures' - Hudson River Museum
April 14, 2013 - Yonkers

Sarah Lawrence College Theatre Outreach Program students, in costume, invite families to journey up the Hudson in a 20-minute performance they wrote for the exhibition, "The Panoramic River." An interactive adventure against a moving backdrop into early American and British cultures. The play stars a BOY who travels up the Hudson and meets an EXPLORER, Henry Hudson; an ARTIST, William Guy Wall; a Native American CHARACTER, Pukwudgie; and, a hungry SQUIRREL. Jokes, magic tricks, and audience involvement are all part of the fun. Appropriate for ages 6 and older.

Family Weekend Workshop - Create a Panoramic Mural - Hudson River Museum & Planetarium
April 14, 2013 - Yonkers

Creative activities inspired by the Museum's collections and exhibitions, led by Junior Docents. Appropriate for ages 7 and older. Join local artist Dahlia Broul to create a large-scale panoramic mural. Be a set designer and make your own miniature panorama, or pocket size "endless landscape" to take home.

Grit, Graft & Grandeur: The Bowery - A Walking Tour with Eric Ferrara - LESJC Kling & Niman Family Visitor Center
April 14, 2013 - New York

Broadway gets all of the glory but the Bowery is arguably the most important thoroughfare in New York City history. Yes, the Bowery -- often associated with its 20th century reputation as "Skid Row," this under-appreciated avenue was, for a brief time, one of the most fashionable addresses in America. That was before class divisions, gangs, dirty politics and risque entertainment sealed the Bowery's fate as the city's most historically nefarious vice district. Despite (or because of) its complex past, the Bowery's contributions to popular culture, counter-culture, politics, labor, social service and entertainment is immeasurable. Meet at the SE corner of Centre & Worth Streets (Foley Square) Subway: J to Chambers Street or 4, 5, 6 to Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall.

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

Spring Nature Hike - Westmoreland Sanctuary
April 14, 2013 - Mount Kisco

Follow a naturalist along the trail in search of local wildlife. Focus of the search will be the variety of amphibians and birds that call Westmoreland's nature preserve home. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the spring forest. Please dress for spring trail conditions. Meet in Westmoreland's nature center. All ages welcome. RSVP by April 13.

Great American Mustard Pull - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center
April 14, 2013 - Cornwall

Help the Museum get rid of this invasive plant. Participants will learn how to identify garlic mustard then head outside to help remove this invasive plant.

Discovery Quests Season Opening - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center
April 14, 2013 - Cornwall

Families are invited to learn about nature in a fun interactive way. Each guidebook sends participants looking for clues along nature center trails, which range from casual to challenging.

One Fun Hundred - New York Transit Museum
April 14, 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.

Second Sunday Family Program--Making a Family Portrait - Greenwich Historical Society
April 14, 2013 - Greenwich

Following a 15-minute guided tour of select portraits in Bush-Holley House, New Canaan artist C.J. Guerin shows family members how to draw their own self-portraits and bring them to life by adding color. Then cutouts of the individual images are used to create a unique family portrait collage. All supplies included, and no previous painting experience is necessary. For reservations call ext 10.; www.greenwichhistory.org.

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.

SpringFest Street Fair - Village of Nyack
April 14, 2013 - Nyack

Nyack's famous street fairs return for the season. Check out kids' rides, games, live music, and over 200 vendors offering crafts, jewelry, art, photography, collectibles, antiques, unique gifts, and more. Local shops and restaurants in Nyack will also participate with special offers. Rain or shine.

Dance Workshop - Flushing Town Hall
April 14, 2013 - Flushing

Get ready to dance like a bug! Join the Kinematik Dance Theater and explore Breakdance, House, Vogue and modern dance. Their approach to dance theater is considering choreography not only as a performing art but also as a visual art form. Wear comfortable clothes and get ready to dance. This modern dance troupe, nurtures and expands the art of dance by providing visually stimulating and provocative choreography that pushes the boundaries of traditional representations of urban and contemporary dance. KINEMATIK fuses elements of urban vernacular dance such as House, Hip Hop, Breakdance and Voguing and integrates it with contemporary modern dance technique as a means to increase the visibility of urban dance in a concert stage setting. KINEMATIK's aim is to educate existing dance audiences and expose new audiences to the urban art form through public performances and workshops. The company is dedicated to providing outreach programs to foster and inspire creative expression.

Insekta - Flushing Town Hall
April 14, 2013 - Flushing

Enjoy this performance by the KINEMATIK Dance Theater as they venture into the bustling world of beetles, spiders, ants and fireflies. Be amazed by this dance exploration of the intricate & complex microorganisms that surround us. Collaborating with technology artist Cheng-I-Wang, KINEMATIK investigates the diversity of insects through dance and motion detection projections; fusing technology with Breakdance, House, Vogue and modern dance.

Little Makers: Bubble Trouble - New York Hall of Science
April 14, 2013 - Flushing

Who doesn't love bubbles? Enjoy this program where families with young children can tinker, design and create together. Children will design and make their own bubble blowing tool and use it to create colorful bubble artwork in this workshop. Additional $8 material fee per family. Preregistration is recommended. Note to parents: Allow 30 to 45 minutes to complete a Little Makers project. Sometimes creativity can get messy, so dress your little maker (and yourself) in old clothing that can be splattered with things like soap, water, paint and ink.

'The Art of Losing:' a discussion with author Priscilla Gilman - Harrison Public Library
April 14, 2013 - Harrison

Harrison Public Library presents "The Art of Losing," a discussion with acclaimed author Priscilla Gilman, on Sunday, April 14 at 2pm. This event is made possible through the "Conversations Bureau," a new program of the New York Council for the Humanities. "Conversation Bureau" discussions are made possible with the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities. "The art of losing isn't hard to master," Elizabeth Bishop writes in the first line of "One Art," her poem about loss, time, illness and aging, death, grief, and the redemptive powers of memory and art. Participants will discuss Bishop's poem as an act of nostalgia, elegy, memory, and memorialization, a meditation on the nature of romantic love and its loss via break-up, divorce, or death, an exploration of loss and mourning, a gesture of healing and acceptance, a reflection on mortality, and an affirmation of the value of poetry. How do we confront and cope with loss, whether it be the seemingly mundane misplacing of keys or the waste of precious time, the loss of a job, a home, a time in one's life, good health, a beloved person, a dream or ideal? Bishop's poem will spark a profound and spirited conversation about topics that matter most. Priscilla Gilman grew up in New York City and received her BA and PhD in English and American literature from Yale University. She is a former professor of English literature at both Yale and Vassar College. Gilman writes regularly for publications including The Daily Beast, New York Times, and Huffington Post, and speaks frequently at schools, conferences, and organizations about parenting, education, and the arts. She lives in New York City with her family. Her book, "The Anti-Romantic Child" was nominated for a Books for a Better Life Award for Best First Book. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Harrison Public Library. Space is limited and sign up is required. Please call the Library at 914-835-0324 or see harrisonpl.org to sign up.

Charlotte's Web - Queens Theatre
April 14, 2013 - Flushing

Enjoy this classic story of friendship. In Theatreworks USA’s production of E.B. White’s beloved story of a pig named Wilbur and his friendship with a barn spider named Charlotte. When Wilbur is in danger of being slaughtered by the farmer, Charlotte writes messages praising Wilbur (such as "Some Pig") in her web in order to persuade the farmer to let him live. Now that's a great friend.

Stamp, Coin & Paper Money Show - Westchester County Center
April 14, 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 14, 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.

Open House and Free Hot Dog Lunch: Rosenthal JCC Yorktown's Early Childhood Center - Rosenthal JCC Yorktown Branch
April 14, 2013 - Yorktown Heights

Find out how your child will explore, discover, and develop in a stimulating and supportive environment. JCC Preschool: Enriching Little Lives, One Moment at a Time • Classes for children 1-1/2-5 years • Music, movement, Writing Without Tears, Drum n' Talk (early Spanish enrichment), and many more exciting programs • Morning-only and extended-day programs JCC Camp Katan: The Highlight of Summer Vacation • Discovery and exploration for children 1-1/2 years-K • Art, sports, cooking, music, nature exploration, and waterplay • Weekly trips for swim and play at Camp Discovery Free Fridays Parent-Child Play Dates • Come meet other parents with children 18-36 months each Friday, 11am-12pm

Movies for Kids (and their Families) - 'The Inspector General' - Jacob Burns Film Center
April 14, 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.

Patchwork Love Quilt with Denise E. Allen - Katonah Museum of Art
April 14, 2013 - Katonah

Embellish and quilt a heart to make a 16-inch wall hanging. Tell a story of love with found objects, embroidery, photographs, and more. Ages 12 and older, no sewing experience necessary.

Family Art Project: Daffy for Daffodils - Wave Hill
April 14, 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.

Pack Chat for Kids (ages 4-8) - Wolf Conservation Center
April 14, 2013 - South Salem

An excellent introduction to wolves for families with young children. Kids learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the important role of wolves in the natural world. Guests will visit Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa, and Zephyr, as well as the center's other endangered wolves. Pre-registration required.

"The Velveteen Rabbit" - Tarrytown Music Hall
April 14, 2013 - Tarrytown

"When a child loves you for a long, long time...then you become Real." So says the Horse to the Velveteen Rabbit in Margery Williams' famous and much-loved literary classic. A plush rabbit, given as a gift to a young boy, yearns for the day the boy will choose him as his special playmate, so that he can become real. This innovative production combines the theatrical magic and signature style of Enchantment Theatre with the musical magic of Tony, Emmy, and Grammy Award-Winning Composer/Arranger Don Sebesky. With an original musical score, life-sized puppets, masks, and magic, Enchantment Theatre Company brings to life this charming tale of love and devotion, creating an unforgettable theatrical experience for the whole family. Discounts available for children younger than age 12. All patrons must have tickets, including small children. A Music Hall/Music Without Borders Co-Presentation.

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.

Opera in Cinema - Eugene Onegin - Morgan Library & Museum
April 14, 2013 - New York

In conjunction with Emerging Pictures, the Morgan presents a series of stunning high-definition operas from Europe's landmark theaters. Watch the drama of opera come to life on the big screen in these Sunday matinee screenings. All films are presented with English subtitles. When Tatyana (Krassimira Stoyanova) is introduced to the dashing Onegin (Simon Keenlyside), she believes he is the hero of her dreams. But he carelessly rejects her, with tragic consequences. Performed at The Royal Opera House, under the baton of Robin Ticciati.

Are We Alone in the Universe - Staten Island Zoo
April 14, 2013 - Staten Island

Harold Kokak, professor of astronomy and Staten Island's NASA ambassador, will lead a discussion about the possibility of extra-terrestrial life within our solar system and beyond. Using the latest information from NASA, he will explore the possible types of animals that might inhabit some of these worlds. Call 718-442-3101, x. 33 for information.

Hatched from Eggs Family Day - Bruce Museum
April 14, 2013 - Greenwich

Fun, educational activities for the entire family include a gallery hunt through Eggs-hibition: Unscrambling Their History and hands-on craft activities focusing on animals that hatch from eggs. There will be special presentations of live, egg-laying animals by Erik Callendar of Erik's Reptile Edventures, and live Birds of Prey with Bill Robinson. All activities are suitable for people of all ages and abilities.

Violinist Maria Conti and award-winning harpist Wendy Kerner Lucas - Westport Library
April 14, 2013 - Westport

Enjoy an afternoon of chamber music.

Children's Carnival - Queens County Farm Museum
April 14, 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 14, 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 14, 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.

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.

Fiddler on the Roof - Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
April 14, 2013 - Midwood

The great Broadway music is brought back to life with the wonderful music, drama, Jewish humor, and some genuine chicken soup for the soul.

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.

Toddlers Adventure Hour - Flowers In April - Alley Pond Environmental Center
April 14, 2013 - Douglaston

Bring your little one between the ages of 18 & 36 months for an afternoon of fun. This program includes games, songs, a snack, a craft, live animals and a nature walk (weather permitting). This is an opportunity to socialize and learn about nature in a relaxed environment. Space is limited. Pre-registration required. No non-participating siblings.

Novels in Nature: Nature Related Reading for Children - Alley Pond Environmental Center
April 14, 2013 - Douglaston

Young children can celebrate Plant Earth, listening to nature related stories about Earth Day followed by craft/activity time. Kids can have a snack, meet an animal, and take a trail walk (weather permitting). Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.

Sunday Sing-along - The Moxie Spot
April 14, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

The Moxie Spot invites everybody for a Sunday sing-along. First and 3rd Sundays feature a drum-along. Second and 4th Sundays are without the drums. "Clap, sing, dance, or just stare in amazement," as The Moxie Spot touts on its website.

Up 4 Art - Staten Island Children's Museum
April 14, 2013 - Staten Island

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

Sssecond Sssaturday Sssnakes - Staten Island Children's Museum
April 14, 2013 - Staten Island

Meet, greet, and touch live exotic snakes.

Science Barge Book Fair - Potting, Power, & Worms - Barnes & Noble, Yonkers
April 14, 2013 - Yonkers

Support science literacy while having a blast with the whole family by attending the Science Barge's Bookfair at Barnes & Noble in Yonkers on April 14. Science Barge Educator Jennifer Sloan will help you pot your own hydroponic basil, pedal your way to powering light bulbs with an Energy Bike, and play with composting red wiggler worms from 12-4pm on Sunday. A percentage of sales from any in-store purchases will go to Groundwork Hudson Valley's Science Barge, a floating sustainable farm on the waterfront in Downtown Yonkers. Be sure to present a voucher or tell your Barnes and Noble cashier prior to making your purchase that you are supporting the Science Barge Book Fair. All ages are encouraged to attend. Barnes & Nobles Yonkers is located at 2614 Central Park Ave, Yonkers, NY 10710.

Sunday Family Bingo Night - The Moxie Spot
April 14, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Small prizes for the winners. Break out some of Moxie Spot's board games, too.

Hip Tot Music Fest presents Earth Day Show featuring Rolie Polie Guacamole - Littlefield
April 14, 2013 - Brooklyn

Join local faves Rolie Polie Guacamole as they celebrate the rites of Spring and Earth Day.

Lustgarten Foundation's Third Annual New York City Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk - Hudson River Park, Clinton Cove
April 14, 2013 - New York

On Sunday, April 14, local residents from across the tri-state area will join together for The Lustgarten Foundation's third annual New York City Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk. Walkers can participate in a one or three mile walk at Clinton Cove at Hudson River Park. Due to Cablevision's support of The Lustgarten Foundation, 100 percent of every dollar raised goes directly to pancreatic cancer research.

Downtown Literary Festival - Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
April 14, 2013 - New York

Housing Works Bookstore Cafe and McNally Jackson Books are collaborating on the inaugural Downtown Literary Festival, a daylong celebration of the literary culture of New York City. The festival will take place at both bookstores simultaneously throughout the day on Sunday, April 14, 2013, followed by a happy hour mingle at Housing Works Bookstore and an after-party at Pravda, featuring Russian literature-themed cocktails. Why a Downtown Literary Festival? The goal of DLF is to showcase the literature and writers of New York City. We will aim to reflect the diversity and creativity that characterizes downtown NYC with a day of the non-traditional events for which McNally Jackson and Housing Works Bookstore each have become known. This panel-less festival will include: * a puppet show featuring stories of downtown life for the young ones * Tumblr's WPA guide update project, featuring Gabriel Kahane and Lapham's Quarterly * a virtual walking tour of the literature of downtown NYC with LitCrawl NYC * stories of the best NYC show ever from musicians and fans, curated by music writer Alan Light and featuring Thurston Moore * a celebration of the lost art of memorization and recitation with Rachel Syme and Maris Kreizman * a Frank O'Hara lunch hour featuring NYC poets Eileen Myles, Wayne Koestenbaum, Paul Legault and more * writers on their favorite bookstores, presented by PEN America * a short history of street food in NYC and stories from the street vendors themselves, presented by NYC a la Cart's Alexandra Penfold and Siobhan Wallace * live interviews and readings from the archive of The Paris Review * stories of the subway with John Wray, Charles Bock and Sophie Blackall * and a tour of downtown NYC through the years in pop culture with lit/TV blog Slaughterhouse 90210.

Spring Fling Workshop - Theresa Academy of Performing Arts
April 14, 2013 - Lido Beach

Spring Fling Workshop. Students participate in dance, arts and crafts, snack, and games classes during our Spring Workshop. Students work with 1-on-1 volunteers during the day. RSVP is required.

Arena Players Repertory Theatre Presents: Treasure Island - Vanderbilt Carriage House
April 14, 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.

2013 Connecticut Chili Classic - SoNo Marketplace
April 14, 2013 - Norwalk

The ultimate celebration of chili, beer, and the great state of Connecticut. Each ticket to the Connecticut Chili Classic gives you access to an outdoor concourse of chili, served by dozens of Connecticut's best amateur chefs all competing for the coveted Connecticut Chili Cup title. A portion of ticket proceeds will go to a local food-related charity. The Connecticut Chili Classic 2013 is presented by Craft Butchery and SoNo Marketplace.

Jazz Sundays - Symphony Space
April 14, 2013 - New York

Distinctive drinks accompany live jazz combos from the Harlem School of the Arts, featuring the newest talent emerging from Harlem's vibrant music scene.

Family Concert with Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole - 92nd Street Y
April 14, 2013 - Upper East Side

Creole plus rhythm 'n blues equals zydeco. Cedric Watson is a four-time Grammy-nominated fiddler, singer, accordionist, and songwriter who has been making a name for himself as one of the brightest young talents to emerge in zydeco music, a foot-stomping Louisiana-French blend of Creole and rhythm and blues. His group Bijou Creole (including a rubboard player!) brings the best of this Louisiana tradition to New York City. Get a taste at cedricwatson.com.

Composer Festival - Merkin Concert Hall
April 14, 2013 - Upper West Side

Students from Kaufman Music Center's Lucy Moses School, New York's largest community arts school, and Special Music School, a K-8 public school for musically gifted children, perform works by J. S. Bach at Merkin Concert Hall.

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.

BRONX ARTS ENSEMBLE FAMILY CONCERTS - 'FERDINAND THE BULL' - Knights of Columbus
April 14, 2013 - Bronx

"Ferdinand" is a gentle bull who prefers the aroma of wild flowers to fighting. He's mistakenly chosen to face a matador after an unfortunate bee incident...and that's just the beginning! Written by Dante Albertie with musical arrangements by Bill Scribner. Performed by the Bronx Arts Ensemble and The Children's Theatre Company at Lehman.

10th Annual Student Film Project – Screening and Awards Ceremony - Guild Hall
April 14, 2013 - East Hampton

This year's student film submissions came from students in grades 2-12 from East Hampton High School, the Ross School, The Hayground School, BOCES, and Springs School. Films are screened by a committee of influential leaders in the film and television community on the East End. Prizes will be announced. A winning high school entry is awarded a screening at the 2013 Hamptons International Film Festival.

Long Island's 1st Annual Special Needs Family Resource Expo - Huntington Hilton
April 14, 2013 - Melville

This event is designed to bring Long Island?s special needs community together for an informative and fun-filled day. Everyone will have an opportunity to explore services, products and activities expressly for the special needs community. In addition to the exhibitor space, a variety of seminars, panel discussions, workshops and demonstrations will be held on various pertinent topics such as: Insurance Reform and What it Means to You, Special Needs Trusts and Financial Planning for Children with Special Needs, Meditation for Special Needs Children and their Caregivers, NAET: A Holistic Approach to Treating Autism and Other Health Conditions, Special Education Advocacy and Strategic Planning and IEP?s and Your Child.

Free Crafts for Kids - The Cupcake Corner
April 14, 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.

Music of Vaudeville - Henry Waldinger Memorial Library
April 14, 2013 - Valley Stream

Performance by Cracked Walnuts. Music of Vaudeville features music, stories, and humor of the stars from 1890's Vaudeville through Prohibition, such as Al Jolson, Fanny Brice and Eddie Cantor. Even though many of these songs were popular at the time of the Titanic's famous voyage, familiar songs like Carolina in the Morning or Shine on Harvest Moo are still hard to resist singing along with. Registration required.

Tours for Fours - The Museum of Modern Art
April 14, 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 14, 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.

The Birdland Jazz Party - Birdland
April 14, 2013 - New York

Birdland's very own jazz quartet hits the stage every Sunday to wrap up the weekend with jazz classics and a special guest vocalist.

Arturo O'Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra - Birdland
April 14, 2013 - New York

Grammy Award winning pianist, composer and educator Arturo O'Farrill leads the ensemble of the nonprofit Afro Latin Jazz Alliance (ALJA) dedicated to preserving the music and heritage of big band Latin jazz.

Dog Days! - Old Westbury Gardens
April 14, 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 14, 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.

Wantagh Park Family Festival - Wantagh Park
April 14, 2013 - Wantagh

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

Yoga-A-Go-Go for Special Needs Kids with Nora LeMorin - Scarsdale Public Library
April 14, 2013 - Scarsdale

Yoga can not only aid in teaching a child focus and balance, but self-acceptance and confidence. Traditional yoga poses and practices have been modified into a playful, non-judgmental format for fun and relaxation. No registration required.

Monica Huggett and Juilliard415 - Le Poisson Rouge
April 14, 2013 - New York

TELEMANN Concerto in F Major, TWV 55:D1; TELEMANN Concerto in E Major, TWV 53:E1; TELEMANN Concerto in D Major, TWV 53:D4; TELEMANN Concerto a 9 in G Major, TWV 50:1. Monica Huggett leads Juilliard415 in an all-Telemann program at Le Poisson Rouge--a popular performance venue in NYC known for offering high-quality eclectic programming, dedicated to the fusion of popular and art cultures in music, film, theater, dance, and fine art. FREE; reservations required by emailing rsvp@lprnyc.com

Chinese Puppet Show - Planet Han Mandarin
April 14, 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.

'Bad Girls' Book Signing with Jane Yolen & Heidi Stemple - Bank Street Bookstore
April 14, 2013 - Morningside Heights

Meet Jane Yolen and Heidi Stemple and the twenty-six most notorious women in history in their latest YA novel, "Bad Girls." Jane Yolen and Heidi Stemple will be doing a reading and signing copies of their book.

Open Studios for Families - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
April 14, 2013 - Upper East Side

Families are able to stop by the Sackler Center's Studio Art Lab and create a work of art inspired by the Guggenheim spring exhibition Gutai: Splendid Playground.

Just Drop In - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
April 14, 2013 - Upper East Side

Museum educators lead creative, interactive projects for visitors that explore highlights of the exhibition No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia.

YOU WERE THERE! LINCOLN’S ASSASSINATION - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
April 14, 2013 - Upper West Side

Be transported to days and months surrounding Abraham Lincoln's assassination with author Barry Dennenberg as he reads from his book "Lincoln Shot!" What were the initial reports? Who was abetting John Wilkes Booth? Dennenberg’s books use a reportage style to bring the events of April 14, 1865 to life, and make them unfold before young readers’ eyes. Barry Dennenberg will be available to sign books after the program. All family programs take place at the New-York Historical Society 170 Central Park West between West 76th and West 77th Streets To RSVP for a family program please e-mail: familyprograms@nyhistory.org For more information on family programs and the DiMenna Children’s History Museum, please call (212) 485-9293 or visit www.DimennaChildrensHistoryMuseum.org MUSEUM AND STORE HOURS: Tuesday- Thursday: 10 am – 6 pm Friday: 10 am – 8 pm (pay-as-you-wish from 6 pm – 8 pm) Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm Sunday: 11 am – 5 pm MUSEUM ADMISSION: Adults- $15 Teachers and Seniors- $12 Students- $10 Children (5-13) - $5 Children (4 and under)- free

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.

PGT Summer Theatre OPEN HOUSE - The Play Group Theatre
April 14, 2013 - White Plains

Join The Play Group Theatre's Summer Theatre Open House on April 14th at 10am. Meet PGT Summer Theatre staff and students, tour the new PGT Performing Arts Complex, take sample PGT classes, meet the PGT Summer Theatre directors.

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.

The Mermaid of Brooklyn - Lark Café
April 14, 2013 - Kensington

Park Slope author and mom Amy Shearn will discuss her new book, THE MERMAID OF BROOKLYN, at Lark Cafe. Kids will enjoy fun activities, while the grown ups chat about Shearn's charming new novel, about a stretched too thin Brooklyn mom who strives to pick up the pieces after her husband mysteriously leaves—and she finds strength from the unlikeliest of allies: a mermaid.

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.

Revolutionary War: The Battle of Brooklyn - Prospect Park Audubon Center
April 14, 2013 - Flatbush

Much of the Battle of Brooklyn took place within Prospect Park. Visit those sites and learn about this crucial battle, a turning point in the Revolutionary War.

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.

1st Annual Rye Brook Spring Carnival - Rye Brook Carnival
April 14, 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 14, 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.

Open House - The Play Group Theatre
April 14, 2013 - White Plains

Meet PGT Summer Theatre staff and students, tour the new PGT Performing Arts Complex, take sample PGT classes, and meet the PGT Summer Theatre directors.

Discovery Walkabout for Families: Animal Architects - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
April 14, 2013 - Crown Heights

Families can explore the Garden's grounds on a guided tour to see the amazing ways animals weave, peck, dig, and even use their spit to build their homes.

Long Island Special Needs Family Resource Expo - Hilton Long Island
April 14, 2013 - Melville

Parents and children will have an opportunity to explore products, services and activities in a fun-filled and informative environment, specifically geared for the special needs community. Our goal is to expose families to the many products and services available to make their lives and their loved ones lives more manageable and productive.

A World of Shapes and Colors - Museum at Eldridge Street
April 14, 2013 - Lower Manhattan

Climb stairs, open doors, and discover a world of shapes and colors, patterns and light. Armed with clipboards, clues, and curiosity, Preservation Detectives follow a sparkling trail through the magnificently restored 1887 Eldridge Street Synagogue. Along the way, colorful clues reveal a fascinating story about the immigrant Jews who lived in the neighborhood and worshipped in this space over a century ago. Find glass jewels, count shining stars, do a glass rubbing and discover the secrets only an aging beauty can tell. Reservations recommended.

Island Life - American Museum of Natural History
April 14, 2013 - New York City

From the Cocos Island off of the coast of Costa Rica to the famed Galapagos, oceanic islands foster a vast array of wondrous cultures, biodiversity, and diverse environments. Their waters are home to fascinating species ranging from sharks to corals, while the islands themselves feature a variety of plant and animal life, much of which is uniquely endemic to specific islands, and others of which have yet to be discovered. This Milstein Science Series program will explore what scientists have learned about island species since Darwin's famous voyage on the Beagle brought him to the Galapagos in 1831, with a focus on current island discovery, adventure, and cutting-edge science. This program is hosted by Jenny Newell, assistant curator of Pacific Ethnology in the Museum’s Division of Anthropology; speakers include Christopher Filardi of the Museum’s Center for Biodiversity and Conservation; Chris Meyer, director of the Moorea Biocode Project at the Smithsonian Institute; and Jarod Miller, naturalist and zoologist, who will lead a live-animal presentation.

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

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