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Today's Family & Kids Activities in Bronx-Apr 5

April 5, 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!.

Holocaust Commemoration - These We Remember - The City Congregation for Humanistic Judaism
April 05, 2013 - East Village

The City Congregation for Humanistic Judaism Holocaust Commemoration includes memorial candle-lighting, songs of the Holocaust, and a talk about Yiskor (memory) books which record and keep alive the history and life of communities that were lost in the Holocaust.

American Composers Orchestra - Colaboratory: Playing It Unsafe - Carnegie Hall
April 05, 2013 - New York

Playing It Unsafe is ACO's next musical laboratory. Composers pursue no-holds-barred explorations that challenge their creative capacities and stretch the limits of what is possible with an orchestra. New pieces, selected through a nationwide search, are born from a unique incubation process of workshops, public readings, and collaborative feedback.

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library
April 05, 2013 - Garnerville

Creative kids are invited to bring their own Legos or use the library's to make something special. For ages 4-12. Fridays through May 17 other than March 29.

Stories & Craft - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
April 05, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-7 are invited for stories, crafts, and more. _re-registration is required. Fridays through May 17 other than March 29.

Family Friendly Friday Night Service - Congregation Sons of Israel
April 05, 2013 - Upper Nyack

Families with young children are invited to this special service featuring singing, dancing, a puppet show, challah, and grape juice.

Alicia Keys - Barclays Center
April 05, 2013 - Brooklyn

Alicia Keys, a fourteen-time Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and producer, will perform at Barclays Center as part of her upcoming 24-city North American tour in support of her new album GIRL ON FIRE.

Faust - Metropolitan Opera
April 05, 2013 -

The gifted tenor Piotr Beczala sings his first Met Faust in Des McAnuff's inventive production, updated to the birth of the atomic age. Marina Poplavskaya is the captivating Marguerite, and John Relyea is the dashing devil. Alain Altinoglu conducts.

Topsy-Turvy : A Camera Obscura by Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder - Madison Square Park
Through April 05, 2013 - New York

Topsy-Turvy: A Camera Obscura Installation (2013) by New York-based artists Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder will inaugurate Madison Square Park Conservancy's Mad. Sq. Art's spring 2013 season. will reimagine one of the world's oldest moving image devices into a life-sized 10-foot by 10-foot structure. Park visitors will be able to enter the interactive, large-scale installation, which will utilize the physical properties of light to capture images of the surrounding Flatiron District in real time. This centuries-old artistic medium will alter how visitors experience the park and engage with the various elements of New York City's urban landscape through a new and exciting lens.

Gabriel Iglesias - Radio City Music Hall
April 05, 2013 - New York

Known as the "fluffy" comic in a Hawaiian shirt, comedian Gabriel Iglesias' animated comedy style combines storytelling, parodies, characters and sound effects.

Artboom! - Museum of Arts & Design
April 05, 2013 - New York

Downtown Art Star, Uptown Fashion Maven, On-trend and On Time, Mary Boom!'s new talk show, ArtBoom! probes art world personalities and Avant-Gartist(e)s, daring to question market marvels, proposing new theoretical stratagems, and teasing only the most honest responses from her illustrious coterie of guests. May the holds be unbarred!

Surrounding: New Paintings by Alex Schuchard - 511 Gallery
Through April 05, 2013 - New York

Thirteen new paintings by Alex Schuchard that explore the duality of abstraction and abstract art.

The Other: Photographs by Tria Giovan, Cig Harvey, Mariette Pathy Allen, and Rebecca Soderholm - 511 Gallery
Through April 05, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of color photographs by four contemporary artists who examine the human subject -- sometimes in portraiture genre; sometimes figure in a landscape -- as the other.

Boston Symphony Orchestra - Carnegie Hall
April 05, 2013 - New York

Daniele Gatti drew praise from audience members and critics alike when he led the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall's Opening Night Gala in 2009. They return to the Carnegie Hall stage, performing Wagner with luminous mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung -- the start of a three-night stay.

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

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

Lydia, From Indian Lakes, Sweet Talkers - Highline Ballroom
April 05, 2013 - New York

Leighton Antelman and Steve McGraw started writing music and booking shows when they were both in 7th grade. The band really got their start as Rolo 15 while attending Greenfield Jr. High. They then went on to change the name to Nextabest. At that time, the band consisted of Leighton Antleman, Tim Whitlock, William Bradford and Steve Mcgraw. After that band broke up, Antelman and McGraw continued to write and play music. They then soon added drummer Loren Briton and bassist Dustin Forsgren. Lydia was signed to the Arizona based record label HourZero, through which they released their debut album This December; It's One More and I'm Free. Since then, they have toured extensively throughout the country and participated in the Zumiez Couch Tour, Vans Warped Tour, and The Bamboozle festival. They also played on the first annual Bamboozle Roadshow with Saves The Day, Armor For Sleep, Set Your Goals and Metro Station in 2008. The band returned in September 2011 with a new song, "Dragging Your Feet in the Mud". An album, Paint it Golden, was released in October, 2011. The band released a cover of "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" on December 20, 2011. The band supported The Maine on their 2012 Spring/Summer tour. They were featured with Arkells and The Maine on a cover of The Beatles "With A Little Help From My Friends" that was released on May 1, 2012 on Spotify and featured two live tracks on The Maine's The Pioneer North American Tour Live EP.

French & Karaoke Night / Sandy Hook Fundraiser - Le Midi Bistro
April 05, 2013 - New York

This event is open to all 21+. Join us at Le Midi Bistro on Friday April 5th from 6:30PM - 10:30PM for a fun night experiencing French culinary delights and exquisite drinks. Located in the heart of Union Square on E13th Street Between 5th Avenue and University Place, Le Midi Bistro serves a modern take on hearty French country cuisine in a warm, welcoming and sophisticated setting. The vibrant bar has an extensive wine, beer, liquor and cocktail list with vintage French films being projected above. The Karaoke Cave is located in the lower level of Le Midi Bistro. With a fun and friendly vibe, you can belt out anything from Bob Dylan to the Spice Girls. The Cave has a full service bar, and Karaoke is available in the open area around the bar as well as private rooms. Chef David C. Ferraro of Le Midi Bistro has worked at the UN Plaza Hotel (now Hyatt International); the prestigious BR Guest Restaurant Group; Il Porto Bice Group; and Midtown's upscale French bistro, Montparnasse. Chef Ferraro also exhibited his culinary talents in the slopes and Bayside restaurants of Vail and San Francisco as well as the chic tastes of Westport, Connecticut and The Hamptons. "Rustic Italian and the bold flavors of the French bistro," is how Chef Ferraro describes his culinary style. ***$10 cash minimum suggested donation at the door to benefit the victims' family of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tradegy. All funds will be donated to Catholic Charities of Fairfield County, which has set up a Sandy Hook fund.*** We have a great deal for our party: - Entire venue, which includes the upstairs French lounge and downstairs Karaoke Cave for a party of 200+ people - Free passed appetizers (Carrot Fritter with Yogurt Dip, Battered Shrimp with Ponzu, Mini Lobster Sliders, Mini Kobe Beef Sliders, Mini Crab Cakes with Smokey Paprika Dip, Spicy Chicken Wings) - Free Karaoke in the open area as well as private rooms in the Karaoke Cave - $5 craft beers - $7 cocktails (French Martini, Cosmopolitan, Mojito, French Gimlet) - $7 House Red or White Wine (Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Malbec, Grenache) - $5 French dishes to try (Shrimp Beignet with Siracha Chili Sauce, Goat Cheese Fritters with Spicy Tomato Sauce, Gaufrette Potato Crisps with Saffron Garlic Aioli, Pomme Frites, Crisp Chicken Tenders with Lemon Jam & Smoke Paprika Aioli, Filo Stuffed with Duck Confit and Goat Cheese & Vegetables, Chicken Wings with Garlic & Soy Sauce) Directions: Take the L,N,Q,R,4,5,6 to Union Square. Your Hosts: Ask for Joe, Toan or Tony from The Catholic Fellowship. All guests will be given a name tag. Feel free to invite your friends. Questions:

Stories from Southeast Asia - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
April 05, 2013 - New York

Three short films from Myanmar, Thailand, and Indonesia explore how everyday minutiae are weighted with historical implication, the lasting trauma of ethnic massacre, and the struggle to coexist in an unfamiliar environment.

Conservator's Eye with Joanna Phillips - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
April 05, 2013 - New York

Joanna Phillips, Associate Conservator of Contemporary Art, on a tour of No Country, discusses the challenges of preserving video and other types of media art.

6th Annual Youth for Hospice Dance-a-Thon - Albertus Magnus High School
April 05, 2013 - Bardonia

United Hospice of Rockland's teen group, Youth for Hospice, hosts its sixth annual Dance-A-Thon. The event is open to all high school students. Last year's event drew close to 400 students from 16 area high schools and raised a record $18,000. The event will feature a DJ, raffle, complimentary food and beverages, and prizes for the highest fundraisers. In addition all participants earn community service hours. Students are encouraged to pre-register by mailing their forms to United Hospice of Rockland, 11 Stokum Lane, New City, NY 10956. Registration forms are available online or by contacting Lisa Denburg at 845 634-4974 or

Erev Shabbat Family Service - Temple Beth Torah
April 05, 2013 - Upper Nyack

The synagogue hosts this monthly family service filled with music, prayer, and meditation.

Adirondack Shakespeare Co. Presents 3 Henry VI - St. John's University (Manhattan Campus)
April 05, 2013 - New York

It’s all out war between Lancaster and York, the Red Rose and the White, both vying for the English Crown. As England suffers through civil war, the youngest surviving son of the House of York, Richard Duke of Gloster, begins to plot his own rise to power. For more information (or to purchase tickets), please visit A Crown, or else a glorious Tomb (3H6, Act 1, scene 4)

Storyplay - Brooklyn Public Library, Rugby branch
April 05, 2013 - East Flatbush

Babies, toddlers, and preschoolers hear stories, music, and play.

Arts and Crafts with Bobbi - Brooklyn Public Library, Carroll Gardens branch
April 05, 2013 - Carroll Gardens

Kids, birth to age 5, enjoy an arts and crafts session led by an art teacher.

Storytime: Super Ladybug to the Rescue - Barnes & Noble
April 05, 2013 - West Nyack

Children will hear about the incredible rescue operations of a teeny-tiny ladybug with an enormous heart. His larger-than-life efforts help animals get out of trouble. Following the story, children will make their own super ladybug to take home.

MusicClasses4Kids Trial Class - Beth Am Temple
April 05, 2013 - Pearl River

MusicClasses4Kids invites parents or caregivers and their newborn through kindergarten-aged children to a trial class of their Spring 2013 “Circus Spectacular” Song Collection. Fee will be credited to your tuition if you join after the class. Pre-registration is requested.

John Pizzarelli -Guitarist - Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
April 05, 2013 - Greenvale

A Tilles Center favorite, the world-renowned jazz guitarist and singer brings a cool jazz flavor to classic standards and late-night ballads.

How Does It Fly? - Floral Park Public Library
April 05, 2013 - Floral Park

Cradle of Aviation Museum visits the library for an interactive hands-on program about different types of flight through the history of aviation. Grades K-6.

First Friday - The Noguchi Museum
April 05, 2013 - Long Island City

Art lovers can enjoy this program which includes "Center of Attention," an extended conversation around a single work of art, at 6pm, followed by Art21 episodes featuring contemporary artists. Art 21: Place, considers the influence of architectural, local, historical, and psychological place in the work of Sally Mann, Barry McGee and Margarey Kilgallen, Pepon Osorio, and Richard Serra. First Fridays also feature pay-what-you-wish admission and a cash bar.

Cultural Crossroads: Brazil Meets India - Flushing Town Hall
April 05, 2013 - Flushing

A little mixing up can be fun! 2 cultures come together on 1 stage in this new series with an open dance floor. Dance lessons at 7pm, followed by 2 bands & a musical jam. Velly Bahia features Axe music from Bahia, linking Brazil's African roots with energetic drumming, dancing and homage to the deities - The Orishas. Veena player, Nivedita Shivraj, (former FCCA Composer-in- Residence; Winner Queens Battle of the Boroughs) performs music from India with lush melodies & a strong spiritual connection.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

AUDUBON'S SPRINGTIME FILM FEST– Part 2 - Audubon Greenwich
April 05, 2013 - Greenwich

Birders: The Central Park Effect reveals the wide array of wild birds and the equally colorful New Yorkers who schedule their lives around the rhythms of migration. The spectacular wildlife footage captures the Park's bird life which goes largely by unnoticed by the 38 million people who visit America's most famous park each year. RSVP required to or via voicemail to Jeff at x239.

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

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

Teen Service - Temple B'nai Torah
April 05, 2013 - Wantagh

Celebrate a community Shabbat. Members of the temple's youth group will lead the service with creative writings, prayer, and song.

Parent Survival Night - The Little Gym of Westport
April 05, 2013 - Westport

Children aged 3-12 experience gym activities with well trained staff, while parents get a night out on the town.

The Guitar Guy - Wilton Library
April 05, 2013 - Wilton

Children ages 2-6 are invited to a performance by Robert the Guitar Guy. Robert uses music, props, movement, and dance to entertain children and their grown-ups. Registration recommended.

A Night with Spirit - Psychic Medium Thomas John - Meta Center NY
April 05, 2013 - New York

Psychic Medium Thomas John is an internationally regarded psychic sensation who has conducted hundreds of readings across the country and beyond. His clients have included Wall Street moguls, doctors, and lawyers, as well as several high profile celebrities. His readings are known for their incredible accuracy with specific details and provide unequivocal evidence of the survival of consciousness. After a brief introduction, A Night with Spirit will begin and Thomas John will deliver messages from the other side to members of the audience. Seating is limited - book now, this event will sell out quickly. No refunds after time of purchase. Purchase tickets:

Blooming Babies: Adventures in the Jungle - Brooklyn Children's Museum
April 05, 2013 - Crown Heights

Discover animals that live in the world's jungles. Imagine being one of those animals and crawl, jump, flap, or hop from place to place while letting out your loudest roar! Meet an animal from the Museum's live collection and create a jungle-themed craft to take home.

Family Movie Night - Moxie Spot
April 05, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

The Moxie Spot combines its comfy food with a program of short movies and a family-friendly feature. Check website for movie titles.

Kidz Cook - Staten Island Children's Museum
April 05, 2013 - Staten Island

Kids make yummy Beignets from New Orleans.

Rainforest Butterfiles - Corona Library
April 05, 2013 - Corona

Join Steve Fratello on a tropical adventure when as he describes this display of various tropical moths and butterfiles from Central and South America.

Game Day - Sunnyside Library
April 05, 2013 - Sunnyside

Enjoy some friendly competition at this weekly game program for tweens and teens. Play Monopoly, checkers, chess, Connect 4, Uno, and more.

Fun Wii Fridays - Hollis Library
April 05, 2013 - Hollis

Calling all teens! Enjoy an afternoon for lots of socializing and Wii games.

Teen Happy Hour - Flushing Library
April 05, 2013 - Flushing

Teens can end their week playing video games, board games, listening to music, and just hanging out with their friends.

Young Leaders Institute of Laurelton - Laurelton Library
April 05, 2013 - Laurelton

Children in grades 3-6 make friends and learn leadership skills.

Toddler Learning Center - Bellerose Library
April 05, 2013 - Bellerose

Children ages 18-36 months, with parent or caregiver, play with educational toys and games, do simple craft projects, learn songs and rhymes. Preregistration required.

Legos in the Library - Fairfield Woods Branch Library
April 05, 2013 - Fairfield

Drop in and create with the library's mega selection of Legos. Grades K-5.

Friday Family Campfire - Earthplace
April 05, 2013 - Westport

Enjoy sitting by the fire and exploring the night. Everyone will enjoy toasting marshmallows for smore's. Bring a blanket or folding chair to sit on. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Glow Bounce - Pump It Up of Great Neck
April 05, 2013 - Great Neck

Come join in on an open bounce with a twist. After you get your GLOW necklace and once we start your ultimate jump experience we turn up the fun, make the arenas glow in the dark and display special effects lighting throughout. This is fun for the entire family. Please don't forget socks and a signed waiver are always required to play at Pump It Up. Suggested GLOW party dress attire include white, neon, sport stripes, tie dye or glow in the dark clothing for the best GLOW experience. Be creative. Use your imagination.

Merce Cunningham: New Perspectives & a Living Legacy - 92nd Street Y
April 05, 2013 - New York

Fridays at Noon continues its tradition of presenting work by Cunningham. Jean Freebury reconstructs and presents duets from his 1990 dance August Pace, performed by students from Purchase College. Patricia Lent, a former Cunningham dancer and member of the Cunningham Trust, stages a MinEvent with dancers from the New World School of the Arts. Nancy Dalva, the producer of Mondays with Merce, screens an episode from the series. And a panel of former Cunningham dancers -- Douglas Dunn, Neil Greenberg, Jennifer Goggans, Banu Ogan and Krista Nelson -- talk about the experience of dancing with and for Merce. Please note: Tickets are now required for all Fridays at Noon performances. You can pick up a ticket at the box office downstairs. Pay what you can or come for free -- but you do need a ticket either way.

Music Cafe: Toni Blackman - Apollo Theater
April 05, 2013 - New York

Toni Blackman, a poet, MC, oral historian, truth-teller and the first Hip Hop Cultural Envoy to travel with the State Department to Senegal, Ivory Coast, Congo, Ghana, Botswana and Swaziland has performed alongside Erykah Badu, Mos Def, Guru, and The Roots.

Yoga for Special Needs Children - Manhasset Public Library
April 05, 2013 - Manhasset

Manhasset SEPTA will offer a series of 30-minute yoga classes for children ages 4 to 9 years. The classes are taught by Maria Perez from Kids Yoga with Maria. Children will learn breathing and relaxation techniques. There are two sessions being offered. Please indicate a preference for a session when registering.

Babysitting Workshop - Manhasset Public Library
April 05, 2013 - Manhasset

Tweens and teens learn the ins and outs of providing babysitting service at this informative workshop.

Manhattan School of Music 30th Anniversary All-Star Jazz Program - Blues and the Abstract Truth - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
April 05, 2013 - New York

Featuring MSM Chamber Jazz Ensemble. Late Night Session - Yasushi Nakamura Quartet.

LEARN TO DRAW with ART TEACHER AMY- Children 6-9 - First United Methodist Church
April 05, 2013 - Amityville

Step-by-step, your child can learn to draw animals, landscapes, people and masterworks while they experiment with chalk and oil pastels, watercolors and markers.

MCNY 4th Annual Short Film Festival - Metropolitan College of New York
Through April 05, 2013 - New York

Metropolitan College of New York School for Business Media Management MBA Program will be presenting the MCNY 4th Annual Short Film Festival April 4 – 5, 2013, organized, developed and produced by its Media Management MBA students to celebrate short films, filmmakers and the business of film. This year’s theme is “Reflections of a Dream.”

Oliver! - CM Performing Arts Center
April 05, 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.

Cross-Cultural Arts Festival: Sounds of Korea - Shea Center for Performing Arts at William Paterson University
April 05, 2013 - New Jersey

The fourth annual William Paterson University Cross-Cultural Art Festival will celebrate the Asian cultures of Korea, Japan and China on campus in Wayne from March 1 to April 13. Korea week begins on April 1 with a Korean Film Festival and a music performance. Other highlights include a panel discussion, traditional calligraphy, displays, a K-pop dance performance and Korean food. The week of events will close on April 5 with “Sounds of Korea,” the premier performance group of Korean traditional arts in the U.S. The troupe will perform traditional Korean music and dance. The mesmerizing “Fan Dance” and “Drums of Ecstasy” are among the dazzling and engaging repertoire of Sounds of Korea. Under the direction of Sue Yeon Park, noted master artist and recent recipient of the NEA National Fellowship Heritage Award, Sounds of Korea showcases beautifully crafted instruments and colorful costumes in their stunning productions.

PJ Party! - New York Kids Club
April 05, 2013 - Upper West Side

Pajama parties are a one-of-a-kind thematic "after hours" celebration for children 2.5-8 years featuring gym exploration, art, story, cooking, games, relays, and more. All parties culminate in a disco dance party, and dinner is provided. This is a drop off event.

Shababa Fridays - 92YTribeca
April 05, 2013 - Tribeca

Get ready for Shabbat with a joyous inter-generational experience filled with music and dance. Enjoy a friendly, welcoming atmosphere and embrace the festive feeling of Shabbat.

Free Trial Baby Yoga - Karma Kids Yoga
April 05, 2013 - West Village

A beneficial class for all new moms: get back in shape while strengthening the bond between you and your infant. Experience flowing asanas, challenging postures, and calming restorative time in a playful and safe environment for babies. Learn Baby Yoga exercises to strengthen growing muscles, aid in digestion, promote better sleeping patterns, and help your infant towards their next stage of development. Beginners and dads welcome.

LGBT First Fridays - Tally Beck Contemporary
April 05, 2013 - New York

The April installment of the monthly "First Fridays" cocktail party, for Asian art enthusiasts in the LGBT community and their friends, will be the only one to take place during the Golden Grain exhibition. Join Tally Beck for Thai-inspired cocktails, wine, Tiger Beer and a tour of the exhibition.

Deniz Koyu - Pacha NYC
April 05, 2013 - New York

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Ductivities Workshop - Glaze Art Studio
April 05, 2013 - Orangeburg

Glaze hosts this Friday night craft workshop. Kids in grades 1-6 can learn to harness the power of ordinary duct tape to make extraordinary projects. Students will tear, rip, and fold their way to wallets and bags using duct tape. Registration is required.

Family Shabbat Service and Dinner - Bay Ridge Jewish Center
April 05, 2013 - Bay Ridge

Family Shabbat Service and Dinner with an Itallian theme. Sing, socialize, hear stories, and make new friends. RSVP by April 2, 2013.

America’s Memory: An Homage to Fallen Soldiers brought to you by Fox & Friends - Outside the Plaza
April 05, 2013 - New York

In a national media tour which will hit 50 cities this year, Ron White, two-time USA Memory Champion and Afghan war veteran, has spent countless hours over the past year memorizing the first, last name and rank of every fallen soldier from the war in Afghanistan – over 7000 words! In 2007, he completed a tour in Afghanistan with the US Navy. After this experience, he decided to combine the things he is passionate about – training his memory and honoring the United States Armed Forces. Ron will hand write each name including rank, from his memory, on a 50-foot display wall. Donations will be accepted for the Wounded Warrior Project both at the event as well as online. The goal is to raise $25,000 for the organization by the end of the 50 city tour. For more information, visit

Marilyn Maye - 54 Below
April 05, 2013 - New York

Following her smash two week run, 54 Below re-welcomes the brilliant Marilyn Maye for two very special encore performances. Infusing the rhythm and syncopation of the legendary jazz greats with the power and brashness of a Broadway belter, this legendary vocalist's MAYE-den Voyage features a program of jazz and Broadway standards

Gregory Allan Bock & Friends - 54 Below
April 05, 2013 - New York

Leave your troubles outside and join Gregory Allan Bock & Friends on a musical thrill-ride where you'll be singing along to the best of Broadway (think The Music Man, Guys & Dolls, and A Chorus Line) and beyond -- (think The Beatles & The Four Seasons). Cover charge $25-35. $25 food & beverage minimum.

Orchid Nights - New York Botanical Garden
April 05, 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.

New Wave Finland: Contemporary Photography from the Helsinki School - Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
Through April 06, 2013 - New York

An exhibition featuring the work of young photographers and video artists from Finland's distinguished Helsinki School. The nine artists exhibited in New Wave Finland -- Pasi Autio, Joakim Eskildsen, Tiina Itkonen, Hannu Karjalainen, Kalle Kataila, Anni Leppala, Niko Luoma, Riitta Paivalainen, and Mikko Sinervo -- illustrate the diversity of the School's distinctive artistic and pedagogical approach.

Beat Memories - The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg - Grey Art Gallery at NYU
Through April 06, 2013 - New York

An in-depth look at the Beat Generation as seen through the lens of Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997). Although well known for his poetry, Ginsberg was also an avid photo- grapher, capturing the people and places around him in spontaneous, often intimate snapshots. His black-and-white photographs include portraits of William S. Burroughs, Neal Cassady, Gregory Corso, Jack Kerouac, and others, along with self-portraits. The images not only are revealing portrayals of celebrated personalities, but also convey the unique lifestyle and spirit of the Beats.

Jean-Michel Basquiat - Gagosian Gallery
Through April 06, 2013 - New York

Featuring over fifty works from public and private collections, this exhibition spans Basquiat's brief but meteoric career, which ended with his death at the age of twenty-seven. Thirty years after Larry Gagosian first presented his work in Los Angeles, twenty years after the first posthumous survey at the Whitney Museum of American Art (1992-93), and eight years after the Brooklyn Museum of Art retrospective (2005), viewers will have a fresh opportunity to consider Basquiat's central role in his artistic generation as a lightning rod and a bridge between cultures.

Thresholds: Contemporary Thai Art - Sundaram Tagore Gallery
Through April 06, 2013 - New York

For the first time in more than a decade in New York, a group exhibition of Thai art offers a view onto the contemporary art scene of the dynamic Southeast Asian country. Curated by art historian Gregory Galligan, director of the Thai Art Archives in Bangkok, Thresholds: Contemporary Thai Art examines, through six case studies, how Thai artists are dealing with pressing social, political and artistic issues.

The Bach Variations: Andras Schiff - New York Philharmonic
Through April 06, 2013 - New York

Andras Schiff is world-renowned and critically acclaimed as a pianist, conductor, pedagogue and lecturer. Recognized for touring the globe with large-scale and concentrated studies of the major keyboard works, Andras Schiff's special recitals of J.S. Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Schumann and Bartók form an important part of every concert season. Indisputably one of the most prominent proponents of the keyboard works of J.S. Bach, Mr. Schiff has long proclaimed that Bach stands at the core of his music making. In April 2013 Andras Schiff will embark on The Bach Project in North America with Bach recitals and a week of orchestral music of Bach, Schumann and Mendelssohn with Mr. Schiff at the piano and on the podium. Mr. Schiff's relationship with the music of J.S. Bach is well established.

Arman: Cycles - Paul Kasmin Gallery
Through April 06, 2013 - New York

A selection of artworks from Arman's Bicycle series. While the early Bicycles were first shown in New York in 1992, at Marisa del Re Gallery, this will be the U.S. debut of the full span of the series.

William Cordova - Yawar Mallku: Temporal Landscapes - Sikkema Jenkins & Co.
Through April 06, 2013 - New York

Gwen Welliver - Beasts and Plots - New York Live Arts
Through April 06, 2013 - New York

Beasts and Plots investigates what happens when Welliver's figurative and nonfigurative worlds collide. Inspired by Matt Mullican's Glen, Oskar Schlemmer's seminars on linear figures, Rebecca Horn's performance films and Paul Klee's portrait works, Beasts and Plots is a semi-narrative work that explores the outline of a woman's body, a death and the idea of a unicorn.

Derek Boshier - Paris France, Paris Texas, Paris Hilton - Flowers Gallery
Through April 06, 2013 - New York

This series of recent paintings is a continuation of the artist's career, which began with the Pop Art movement in the 1960s.

Mike Brodie - A Period of Juvenile Prosperity - Yossi Milo Gallery
Through April 06, 2013 - New York

The Cat's Meow - The Steve and Marie Sgouros Theatre
Through April 06, 2013 - New York

Based on the true story of a mysterious Hollywood death, the play offers a fascinating cross section of Jazz Era characters who intersect for one notorious weekend on board William Randolph Hearst's yacht in 1924. Darkly comic and laced with clandestine romance, Hollywood excess, and steadily heated tensions, all of which erupt in a shocking act of violence. Bon Voyage! Starring in alphabetical order: Jane Aquilina, Alexis Braxton, John Cencio Burgos, Greg Flaherty, Sarah Hill, Jean-Paul Morales, Will Reilly, Nancy Ellen Reinstein, Jovier Sanchez, Jillian Schiralli, Siobhan Stevenson, Camellia Tatara and Ian Werhle. Choreography by Nancy Ellen Reinstein. Costume Design by Jean-Paul Morales. Set Design by Marcus Cooper. Direction by P. William Pinto. Tickets are also available at:

Elaine Stritch - Cafe Carlyle
Through April 06, 2013 - New York

Break of Reality LIVE - Stage 48
Through April 06, 2013 - New York

American instrumental crossover group Break of Reality consists of three cellists and a percussionist. Formed at the Eastman School of Music in 2003, the band is filling concert venues around the country with fans eager to hear "cello rock". Break of Reality's sound is cinematic, subdued and heavy all at once. Their live audiences are equally diverse; fans of Led Zeppelin, Radiohead, and Yo-Yo Ma are finally getting acquainted. General Admission Tickets: $25adv $30dos- LIMITED SEATING First Come First Seated VIP-Reserved Premium Seating: $40adv $45dos

Elaine Stritch - Cafe Carlyle
Through April 06, 2013 - New York

Stritch is heading out with a final flourish in a one-week swansong entitled Elaine Stritch at the Carlyle: Movin' Over and Out, a "freeform evening of story and song." Accompanied by Rob Bowman, her longtime musical collaborator, at the piano.

Teen Theater- Out of the Frying Pan - Queen of Angels Parish Center
Through April 06, 2013 - Sunnyside

Unity Stage Teen Theater presents a cast of talented teen actors who bring this 1941 Broadway screwball comedy to hilarious life. The story? A group of young actors share an apartment in New York City while they try to make it in show business. Throw in a nosy landlady, a wacky Broadway producer, Dottie's bossy mom and the murder play the kids are rehearsing... and the stage is set for laugh-a-minute comedy.

Mike Vecchione - Gotham Comedy Club
Through April 06, 2013 - New York

Macy's Flower Show - The Painted Garden - Macy's
Through April 07, 2013 -

The annual event celebrates the beauty and splendor of the southern regions of Asia. Explore the magnificent architecture and exotic floral displays and the Bouquet of the Day series featuring the work of some of NYC's top floral designers.

2013 New York International Auto Show - Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
Through April 07, 2013 - New York

The most extensive collection of the most technologically advanced vehicles on display anywhere in the world. With more than four floors of displays and nearly 1,000 stunning new 2013/2014 vehicles -- as well as sensational futuristic concept cars -- the 2013 Show is a must-see, fun day out for the whole family. Automakers have lined up dozens of new vehicles to unveil for the first time, along with new fun and informative interactive displays, ride and drives, and eco-experiences that will surprise and amaze visitors to this year's event.

Harry Potter - The Exhibition - Discovery Times Square
Through April 07, 2013 - New York

After a widely successful international tour, the iconic exhibition is making its way back to North America this fall with another stop in NYC. This holiday season, experience firsthand the magic of Hogwarts with your loved ones during the most special time of the year. Marvel at over 200 authentic props and costumes from the Harry Potter films, including some newly added never-before-seen artifacts from the epic series finale! Step inside the famous wizard's magical world as you make your way through the dramatic displays inspired by the films' sets - including the Great Hall, Hagrid's hut and the Gryffindor common room. While touring through the exhibition space, discover iconic items such as Harry's original wand and eyeglasses, the Marauder's Map, Gryffindor school uniforms as well as costumes worn at the Yule Ball. Enter the Quidditch area and toss a Quaffle, pull your own Mandrake in the Herbology vignette, encounter Buckbeak the Hippogriff and even a giant Acromantula spider. Showcasing the supreme artistry and amazing craftsmanship that went into the making of the ever popular film series, Harry Potter: The Exhibition is sure to spark curious minds and foster an excitement of discovery among guests of all ages. There's no place like Hogwarts for the holidays.

Spy: The Secret World of Espionage - Discovery Times Square
Through April 07, 2013 - New York

Spy: The Secret World of Espionage is a new exhibition launching in May at Discovery Time Square. This interactive exhibition is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to step inside the real world of intelligence, showcasing real items from the actual vault of the CIA. Encounter real stories and actual gadgets revealed for the first time ever from the CIA vault. Experience what it's like to be a spy firsthand by creating your own disguises, altering your voice, and navigating laser beams. Plus, gain exciting new insights into how intelligence really works: how science and technology play a major role, and discover how the men and women who do this kind of work shape the course of history every day.

Harry Potter: The Exhibition - Discovery Times Square
Through April 07, 2013 - Times Square

Back by popular demand, this stop in New York City will serve as the exhibition's return to North America after a yearlong international tour. Since it was last here in 2011, the exhibition has been updated significantly with artifacts from the film series, including the final film. The 14,000-square-foot experiential exhibition includes dramatic displays inspired by the Hogwarts film sets and authentic costumes and props from the films. Fans will have a firsthand view of hundreds of artifacts displayed in settings inspired by the film sets including the Great Hall, Hagrid's hut, the Gryffindor common room, and more. In addition to the hundreds of original props and costumes from the Harry Potter films displayed during the exhibition's first time in New York, original artifacts from the series finale, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, will be on display for the first time, including a new vignette dedicated to the epic battle of Hogwarts.

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

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

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company - The Joyce Theater
Through April 07, 2013 - New York

The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company commemorates thirty years of creativity and impact with Play and Play: an evening of movement and music, two special programs focusing on the pleasure of musicians and dancers working together. The Orion String Quartet joins the company. Program A includes D-Man in the Waters, Jones's joyous, award-winning work not seen in New York since 2002; Continuous Replay, with a score composed by Jerome Begin; and Spent Days Out Yonder, set to Mozart's Prussian Quartet No. 23. Program B features new works set to Schubert's string quartet Death and the Maiden and Ravel's String Quartet in F.

The AIPAD Photography Show New York - Park Avenue Armory
Through April 07, 2013 - New York

Presented by The Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD), this fair -- one of the world's most important annual photography events -- is the longest-running and foremost exhibition of fine art photography. More than 70 of the world's leading fine art photography galleries will present a wide range of museum-quality work including contemporary, modern, and 19th-century photographs, as well as photo-based art, video, and new media. The 33rd edition of the show will commence with an opening night gala on April 3, 2013, to benefit inMotion, which provides free legal services to low-income women.

DECENTER: An Exhibition on the Centenary of the 1913 Armory Show - Abrons Arts Center
Through April 07, 2013 - New York

In the 1913 Armory Show, the Association of American Painters and Sculptors endeavored to showcase the "New Spirit" of modern art. On its 100th anniversary, we will celebrate the Cubist paintings and sculptures in its galleries with an exhibition featuring 27 contemporary artists. Their artworks explore changes in perception precipitated by our digital age, and closely parallel the cubist vernacular of fragmentation, non-linearity, simultaneity, and decenteredness. Our exhibition poses the question "What is the legacy of Cubism in the hundred years since the Armory Show's radical display of modern European and American art, and especially, how has this become relevant again in our digital age?" The show will exhibit a core group of artworks in the gallery, and also feature a corresponding iInternet component of digital works in an online gallery.

Chris Hardwick - Carolines on Broadway
Through April 07, 2013 - New York

Chris Hardwick, creator of "The Nerdist," was born on the starship Enterprise and is the product of two red-shirts that quickly met their demise in a transporter lovemaking mishap. He was banished by the Federation to earth after "inappropriate conduct" on the holodeck with a computer-generated Buffy Summers. Since then, Chris has become a professional stand-up comedian and a self proclaimed nerd. He hosts "The Soup's" geeky little brother show "Web Soup," and plays with gadgets on "Attack of the Show," both on a channel that awkward teenage boys refer to as "G4." Chris is also a writer for Wired Magazine and a talking cow on Nickelodeon's "Back at the Barnyard."

Through Soviet Jewish Eyes: Photography, War, and the Holocaust - Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Through April 07, 2013 - New York

Although World War II is one of the most documented conflicts of the 20th century, western audiences know very little about the Soviet Jewish photojournalists who captured some of the most riveting and powerful images of the war. Such photographers as Evgenii Khaldei, Georgii Zelma, and Dmitrii Baltermants merged documentary photography with avant-garde modernist sensibilities to create works that have had a profound influence on 20th century art and beyond.

The World Premiere of Greg Kellers' 'Honky' - Urban Stages Theater
Through April 07, 2013 - Midtown West

When a black sneaker company hires a white CEO, their commercials begin glorifying the “ghetto" and sales triple among white teens. But when violence erupts in a black community, the shoe designer blames the ads and promises revenge. Meanwhile, the writer of the ads is paralyzed by white guilt – which only gets worse when his therapist turns out not to be what he expected. Luckily, there’s a new racism pill on the market advertising, "If you don't think you need it, you're probably a racist!" HONKY takes a comedic look at the symbiotic relationship between racism and commercialism.

Affordable Art Fair New York - Metropolitan Pavilion
Through April 07, 2013 - New York

The Affordable Art Fair returns this spring to celebrate 12 years of Fairs in New York City. The spring edition of the Fair will showcase 84 galleries over two floors at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea this April. Showing in 16 cities internationally this year, Affordable Art Fair fosters a relaxed and enjoyable environment where a diverse array of affordable contemporary art is available. While the majority of exhibiting galleries will be from the United States, one third will be internationally sourced – almost 10% of the fair will be comprised of a new influx of galleries from Korea, China and Japan. Showcasing original paintings, prints, sculptures and photographs, the Fair’s prices range from $100 - $10,000, with the majority of work priced under $5,000. “As we celebrate 12 years of hosting the Fair in New York, as well as the Fair’s constant growth and evolution, our 2013 spring edition will offer a fresh, smartly curated selection of work to art collectors, professionals, patrons and visitors alike,” says Cristina Salmastrelli, Director of the Affordable Art Fair New York. “We are excited to welcome both our new and longstanding patrons to the Metropolitan Pavilion by offering new and stimulating art activities for children, as well as engaging programming for adults. We are here to satisfy the needs of both the seasoned art collectors and first time buyers, so we try to make sure there is something for everyone.”

Through Soviet Jewish Eyes: Photography, War, and the Holocaust - Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Through April 07, 2013 - New York

Although World War II is one of the most documented conflicts of the 20th century, western audiences know very little about the Soviet Jewish photojournalists who captured some of the most riveting and powerful images of the war. Such photographers as Evgenii Khaldei, Georgii Zelma, and Dmitrii Baltermants merged documentary photography with avant-garde modernist sensibilities to create works that have had a profound influence on 20th century art and beyond.

Juilliard Dances Repertory - Peter Jay Sharp Theater
Through April 07, 2013 - New York

Juilliard dancers perform repertory works by acclaimed choreographers Juilliard Orchestra George Stelluto, conductor. Four Brubeck Pieces (1984) - Murray Louis, choreographer - Music by Dave Brubeck and Paul Desmond. Sunset (1983) - Paul Taylor, choreographer - Music by Edward Elgar (and recorded loon calls) - Alex Katz, set and costume designer - Jennifer Tipton, lighting designer. One Flat Thing, reproduced (2000) - William Forsythe, choreographer - Music by Thom Willems. The Juilliard Dance Division presents significant repertory works, beginning with Four Brubeck Pieces (1984)--New York choreographer Murray Louis' lively personification of the jazz stylings of Dave Brubeck and Paul Desmond performed live by Juilliard musicians. Sunset (1983) by Juilliard alum Paul Taylor--an emotional and poetic glimpse into the interactions among soldiers and their sweethearts--precedes the finale of the eclectic and energetic One Flat Thing, reproduced (2000) by NY native and Germany-based choreographer William Forsythe Tickets $30 available 2/27 at The Juilliard Box Office, by calling CenterCharge (212) 721-6500, or online Half-price tickets for students and seniors, TDF accepted at The Juilliard Box Office only.

The Affordable Art Fair - Metropolitan Pavilion
Through April 07, 2013 - New York

The Affordable Art Fair returns this spring to celebrate 12 years of Fairs in New York City. The spring edition of the Fair will showcase 84 galleries over two floors at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea this April. Showing in 16 cities internationally this year, Affordable Art Fair fosters a relaxed and enjoyable environment where a diverse array of affordable contemporary art is available. While the majority of exhibiting galleries will be from the United States, one third will be internationally sourced - almost 10% of the fair will be comprised of a new influx of galleries from Korea, China and Japan. Showcasing original paintings, prints, sculptures and photographs, the Fair's prices range from $100 - $10,000, with the majority of work priced under $5,000.

Trailblazer: The Art of Shinoda Toko - Japan Society
Through April 07, 2013 - New York

Japan Society honors the centennial birthday of the granddame of Japanese art, Shinoda Toko, with a special display of her works. Hailed as a "trailblazer" by Time magazine, Shinoda broke the boundaries of old and new, word and image, and East and West.

Gemma Simone Jewelry Trunk Show - Bloomingdale's
Through April 07, 2013 - New York

Come visit Gemma Simone this Thursday through Sunday at Bloomingdales 59th Street. View one of a kind exclusive pieces and meet the designers that bring you the Gemma Simone collections. The first 100 customers will receive a special free gift! The Gemma Simone brand offers today’s most lust-worthy jewelry trends. The collection is constantly updated with the hottest designs of statement necklaces, rings, earrings, cuffs and more for all under $100. Gemma Simone is the perfect one-stop-shopping destination of jewelry for any occasion or style. Gemma Simone is a favorite of celebrities and is consistently featured by fashion editors in national publications including INStyle, Glamour, People Style Watch, Elle, People Magazine, Lucky Magazine and Cosmopolitan.

Sing, Sign & Play Classes - Cadenza Music Center
Through April 10, 2013 - Flushing

Enhance your baby's communication skills and education via signing. Jacqueline Ciaramella, a former Bayside NYC school teacher will conduct this sign language course. Here is what the research has to say about signing with babies & toddlers: My child can hear...WHY SHOULD I SIGN??? Over 25 years of scientific research shows that hearing babies who sign typically have the following benefits: Earlier communication: babies can produce signs as early as 6 months old--long before their ability to speak develops. • Fewer Temper-tantrums • Less Frustration • Improved confidence • Better adjusted • Average between 8 and 13 point Higher IQ • Larger vocabulary • Tend to speak and read early • Supports Spelling • It can have amazing results for children with speech or communication challenges, as well as other special needs • Helps children link symbols (signs) with concepts (meaning) and the spoken word • Provides another mode of learning (tactile and kinesthetic) • Increased bonding (signing is face-to-face communication) • Clarifies speech (does "Ba" mean baby? bottle? ball? bug? Banana?) • Exposure to a second language: ASL, and an easy bridge to learn other spoken languages • Being able to communicate with your child when verbal communication is difficult or frowned on (either quiet places or noisy places...or from a distance on the playground) • Easier and earlier diagnosis of health problems. One pre-verbal baby kept signing “thirsty” no matter how much she drank. Testing showed that she was diabetic, which they wouldn’t have known until she was very sick had it not been for signing! • Child can express him/herself when too shy or embarrassed to speak • Opportunity to befriend children who use sign to communicate • Provides and alternative means of communication when speech may be difficult, for example, after a tonsillectomy, laryngitis, etc. • Feels like play Classes will meet one hour a week for 8 weeks. The cost is $160 for an 8 week session. These "Sing, Sign & Play" classes are based on the award winning Signing Time® educational videos featured on Public Television and Nick, Jr. These classes are a unique blend of signing education, music & play. This is not a typical mommy and me class! You will be learning a fun, enriching language with your child!Over 25 years of scientific research shows that hearing babies who sign typically have: earlier communication, babies can produce signs as early as 6 months old--long before their ability to speak develops,less frustration and improved confidence. Classes will meet one hour a week for 8 weeks.

Linnaeus Tripe: Views of Burma - Hans P. Kraus Jr. Fine Photographs
Through April 12, 2013 - New York

Featuring more than 20 salt prints from waxed paper negatives made in 1855. This will be the first time the photographs have been on view in the United States. Highlights in the exhibition include memorable images of pagodas and temples, landscapes, and monumental sculptures of Buddhas and dragons.

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.

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

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.