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Today's Family & Kids Activities in Bronx-Dec 10

December 10, 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!.

Tales & Tunes - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
December 10, 2013 - Garnerville

Walkers under age three and their favorite adults are invited to the library for stories, fingerplays, songs, and lots of bubbles. Registration is required for this popular program.

Young Concert Artists: Ji-Yong, piano - Merkin Concert Hall
December 10, 2013 - New York

Introducing 22-year-old Korean pianist Ji-Yong, First Prize Winner of the 2012 Young Concert Artists International Auditions. When he was only ten, Ji-Yong won the New York Philharmonic's Young Artists Competition - the youngest ever chosen - and performed under Maestro Kurt Masur, which led to many engagements in his teenage years. Ji-Yong's creative vision to make classical music more accessible to young people includes his "Stop & Listen" outdoor "guerrilla" performances in Seoul, and his Ensemble DITTO chamber recitals in Korea and Japan.

Kids Yoga (5-7 and 8-10 yrs) - Calliope Fitness & Arts
December 10, 2013 - Roslyn

Children learn age-appropriate individual yoga poses, partner poses, group poses, cooperative yoga games, child-friendly breathing techniques, creative guided imagery, mindfulness skills, and relaxation exercises. Additional activities also include yoga-related arts and crafts, picture books along with discussions on how to be grateful, stay calm, and have positive thoughts. Older children do yoga journals, participate in discussions on how to be their true selves, have kind thoughts, be grateful and compassionate.

Book Buddies-Windsor Park - Windsor Park Library
December 10, 2013 - Bayside

In this reading program for ages 4-8, younger children are paired with teen buddies to share books of their choice, and older children practice their reading skills with our friendly teens. Preregistration is required.

Kiddie Kabaret - Scarsdale Public Library
December 10, 2013 - Scarsdale

Nancie Schnur's program uses puppets and songs, both traditional and original, to bring music and fun to toddlers ages 1-1/2 to 3-1/2 and their caregivers. Nancie knows how to keep toddlers singing and dancing along with the fun! No registration required. Please call the library to confirm time.

Ann Patchett / Elizabeth Gilbert - New York Public Library
December 10, 2013 - New York

Two of Time Magazine's most influential people in the world, Ann Patchett and Elizabeth Gilbert come together on the occasion of their new books. When Gilbert and Patchett - whose latest works are the novel The Signature of All Things and a collection of essays entitled This Is The Story of a Happy Marriage, respectively - take the stage at LIVE from the NYPL, the evening will be not just a conversation between two literary stars, but an intriguing dialogue between two friends about writing styles, sources of inspiration, and more.

Anne-Sophie Mutter - New York Philharmonic
December 10, 2013 - New York

Performing an all-Dvorak program. With Manfred Honeck, conductor.

Story Time Book Club @ Pottery Barn Kids - Pottery Barn Kids
December 10, 2013 - White Plains

Kids are invited to join the Story Time Club which meets every Tuesday. First-time members receive an official Book Club Passport at their first Story Time, and a special gift after five visits.

UG! COMEDY SHOW!! - No Fun Bar
December 10, 2013 - NYC

Todd Montesi and Pat Rigby present awesome comics in front of a cool supportive crowd in the epicenter of hip NYC the East Village. Featuring both established comic veterans you've seen on TV to the up and comers, UG guarantees a swell time all for FREE! We've also got tons of drink specials (Half priced drinks till 9pm)! So what are you waiting for? Come down and UG! it with us!!! This week's guests: MR. Jon Laster! Ken 'GTFOH' Schultz! Sharon 'Mistetoe' Simon! Rachael 'Magenta' Parenta! Ray 'Cringle' Cleary! Rabid Brian Rabido! & Jay 'Yuletime' Nog! Hosted by Pat Rigby! Featuring Todd Montesi!! DJ'd by Ritch "Da Rulah" James!!! UG IT - http://www.youtube.com/MONTIKILLAVISION - http://ugcomedyshow.tumblr.com/

Yarn/Wire - Miller Theatre
December 10, 2013 - New York

Yarn/Wire returns to Miller Theatre after their February 2013 debut with a program of new works for their unique instrumentation: two keyboard players and two percussionists. The four will team up to play a recent piece by composer Eric Wubbels, and then divide and conquer in solos for piano and marimba. Bring a friend, grab a drink, and join some of today's most interesting performers onstage at Miller Theatre on select Tuesday evenings. Launched in February 2012, Miller's popular Pop-Up Concerts kicks off its third season this fall, continuing to provide free, informal performances in the early evening. The unique format allows the theater to test out new ideas and introduce new performers before they hit the Miller mainstage. Free libations from Harlem Brewing Company contribute to the laid-back ambiance. All concerts start at 6p.m. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis, and doors open at 5:30pm.

Squonk: 'Mayhem and Majesty' - 59E59 Theaters
December 10, 2013 - Upper East Side

An epic spectacle of music, performance, and digital artistry, Mayhem and Majesty marks the NYC return of Squonk since their smash debut at PS122 in 2000. In this lush phantasmagoria, the sonic hooligans of Squonk explore the power of sound, turning music into a wild visceral experience.

Holiday Dance for the Disabled - Westchester County Center
December 10, 2013 - White Plains

Holiday dancing and fun for disabled residents of Westchester County. Pre-registration required. For information call 914-347-4409.

Tot Tuesdays at LEGOLAND Discovery Center - LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester
December 10, 2013 - Yonkers

The tri-state area's youngest LEGO enthusiasts can enjoy special activities during Tot Tuesdays. Tot Tuesdays will take place every Tuesday, from 10am-2pm, at Ridge Hill in Yonkers. Little LEGO lovers and their parents can experience the attraction and enjoy events tailored for them. Guests will also get to enjoy the attraction's range of interactive experiences, including its 4D cinema, two LEGO amusement rides and MINILAND, the venue's signature re-creation of landmark locations and buildings throughout Westchester County and New York City, made entirely out of LEGO bricks. Free Wi-Fi will be available for parents at the attraction. LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester is a $12 million, 32,300-square-foot indoor attraction featuring more than 3 million LEGO bricks, geared towards children ages 3-10 and their families. Its range of educational and interactive attractions will include hands-on play areas, a 4D cinema, master classes led by Master Model Builders, two LEGO amusement rides, special party rooms, and MINILAND. To purchase tickets and annual passes, or for more information, visit legolanddiscoverycenter.com/westchester.

Stroller Tours - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
December 10, 2013 - New York

Led by a museum educator, one-hour tours of the Guggenheim's fall exhibitions are given for caregivers and their babies.

Managing Homework and School for Kids with ADHD: Tips, Tools, Strategies… and your Parental Role© - Cindy Goldrich
Through December 10, 2013 - Plainview

Understand what is really making homework and schoolwork so challenging. Learn how Executive Functions impact your child’s motivation, retention and self-confidence. Reduce the homework battles, explore the true difference between supporting and enabling, and learn organizational strategies your child might actually use. Full of helpful tips, tools, strategies and resources.

Sensory Storytime - Ruth Keeler Memorial Library
December 10, 2013 - North Salem

A once-monthly, family-oriented program for children of any age who have trouble sitting still. Friends and family welcome. The interactive sessions include stories, music, songs, movement, crafts, and more. Please register for this event by calling, emailing keelerlibrary@wlsmail.org, or going to the library. Visit the library website for more details.

Magic Tree House Book Club - Rose Memorial Library
December 10, 2013 - Stony Point

Young readers are invited to the library for a brief book discussion, trivia games, a themed craft, and a snack. Registration is required.

LEARN TO DRAW with ART TEACHER AMY: Ages 6-9 - St. Luke's Lutheran Church
December 10, 2013 - Bayshore

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.

Language Immersion at LICM-Spanish - Long Island Children's Museum
December 10, 2013 - Garden City

Children's language skills develop rapidly, absorbing everything they hear. Why not introduce another language to your child while they are young and receptive to new things? Join us while we explore basic themes in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Workshops are drop-in and do not require advance sign up. This series will cover a different theme each week-days of the week, colors, animals, etc. A class project and song will be used each week to reinforce learning. For children 3-5 years.

Baby Massage - Parents R Talking
December 10, 2013 - Mineola

Join these interactive workshops with a certified infant massage specialist. Infant massage is a great bonding tool. The massage helps little ones sleep better as well as relieve any colic symptoms they may be feeling. Please bring two baby blankets. Contact patti@wigglesandgigglesbabymassage.com or call 516-607-1153.

COPE Suicide Survivors Support Group - Elias Hicks Historical Home
December 10, 2013 - Jericho

COPE, a grief and healing organization dedicated to supporting parents and families living with the loss of a child, holds monthly support groups meetings for parents and siblings who have lost a child or sibling to suicide. If you are interested in attending or for more information, please call Executive Director Karen Flyer at 516-484-4993.

Yoga for Mommas - Ajna Center for Wellness and Community
December 10, 2013 - Croton-on-Hudson

Practice the Jewish value of caring for your body while practicing yoga with the other J-Baby mommas. Keep the Hanukkah light inside of you glowing so you can share with others during this festive time. Marisa Lieberman will lead in Vinyassa- style yoga. Babysitting available upon request. RSVP to cathy@rosenthaljcc.org by Friday, Dec. 6.

Book Adventures - Brooklyn Public Library, Carroll Gardens branch
December 10, 2013 - Carroll Gardens

Kids enjoy hearing a read aloud and doing a story inspired activity afterward.

Mandarin Fun Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Kings Bay branch
December 10, 2013 - Homecrest

Kids can learn some Chinese Mandarin!

Read and Play - Brooklyn Public Library, Flatlands branch
December 10, 2013 - Marine Park

Children, age birth to 5 years, and with and without disabilities, share stories, rhymes, and play. Part of the Child's Place for Children for Special Needs.

Bookfair for PTA of PS/MS 200Q - Barnes and Noble Utopia Center
December 10, 2013 - Fresh Meadows

The fair will feature an author Storytime reading at 10:00 am. Come read, listen to stories, relax, and shop for the holidays, and support this local school.

Words and Music by Irving Berlin - Floral Park Public Library
December 10, 2013 - Floral Park

Jerome Kern, the famous songwriter, once said, "Irving Berlin has no place in American music. He IS American music." Join Dr. Mel Haber for a fascinating look at the life of Irving Berlin. Included in his presentation will be vidoes of singers such as Ethel Merman, Fred Astiare, Bing Crosby, Al Jolson and Judy Garland, to name a few. Sit back and listen to some of Berlin's most famous songs like "Blue Skies", "Easter Parade", "White Christmas" and more. Registration is online or at the Reference Desk.

Manhasset Kids Question Everything - Manhasset Public Library
December 10, 2013 - Manhasset

An objective-but-humorous look at theories about and investigative practices of phenomena like alien landings, Big Foot, man-made killer viruses, and lots more. For grades 7-9. Registration required at ManhassetSEPTA@gmail.com.

Cream Tea and Tour - Old Westbury Gardens
December 10, 2013 - Old Westbury

Call a group of friends and relatives and enjoy a cream tea, which features scones, clotted cream and jam, and tea. Then take a tour with one of our wonderful Volunteer Docents of the Magical Westbury House. Each room is designed and decorated by our very talented horticultural staff. Natural greenery is used extensively adding a wonderful aroma of the season. What a wonderful way to get everyone together at holiday time. End the tour shopping in the Gift Shop. Advance reservations required. For registration please call 516-333-0048 X301, give date and time requested.

Afternoon Movietime - New York Public Library, Hudson Park Branch
December 10, 2013 - Greenwich Village

Head over to the library and watch a family friendly children's movie on DVD.

Art Explorers - 67th Street Library
December 10, 2013 - Upper East Side

Stop by the library for stories and a craft that involves the senses and art education concepts in a fun setting. Register by phone to reserve your spot. Registration requested.

Toddler Story Time - New York Public Library Countee Cullen branch
December 10, 2013 - Harlem

Toddlers ages 18 months-3 years and their parents or caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood.

Holiday Cheer for 'FUV Benefit Concert - Beacon Theatre
December 10, 2013 - New York

The ninth annual Holiday Cheer for FUV concert will bring an evening of collaboration to the Beacon Theatre: Iron & Wine and Friends, featuring Tucson-based Calexico as house band for a one-time evening of song and camaraderie. The show will benefit WFUV, New York's musically innovative public radio station. Joining them will be songwriter/performer Nick Lowe, plus other artists to be announced.

Terry and the New School West African Heritage Ensemble - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center
December 10, 2013 - New York

Yosvany Terry leads this ensemble of New School Jazz students which explores the rich musical heritage of West Africa and the West African diaspora in the Americas. The repertoire includes traditional music from the diaspora as well as original compositions by contemporary composers.

Yoga for Kids - Congregation Sons of Israel
December 10, 2013 - Upper Nyack

The synagogue invites parents to empower their children (ages 2-6) through this playful and integrative approach to yoga.

Music for Aardvarks and other Mammals - Congregation Sons of Israel
December 10, 2013 - West Nyack

Parents or grandparents are invited to sing, dance, and jam out on a ton of instruments with their favorite toddler (up to age 5).

Crafternoons: "Dish It Up" - White Plains Public Library
December 10, 2013 - White Plains

Crafternoons - space to make and create for 4th, 5th, and 6th graders. Create designs and paint them on small clay dishes. These colorful little bowls will be original, beautiful, and ideal gifts for collecting jewelry, coins, paperclips, etc.

Downward Doll Yoga - Karma Kids Yoga
December 10, 2013 - West Village

This fun and silly class is an opportunity for kids ages 3-6 to share the yoga fun with their favorite doll, creature, or stuffed animal! We'll explore pint-sized poses, mini-mudras, bitsy balances, and teensy twists--all for kids and their favorite toy-friend. Bring along a doll or stuffed animal and help them into yoga poses. They can practice along side, on their very own yoga mat. This is sure to be a playful afternoon!

Toddler Storytime at B&N Yonkers - Barnes & Noble Yonkers
December 10, 2013 - Yonkers

Bring your toddlers and wee ones to this popular story time and craft event.

The Elf Workshop: Office Organizers - Stepping Stones Museum
December 10, 2013 - Norwalk

Work with wood and make a special desk organizer for that busy person in your life. This handsome desk accessory will hold pencils, pens, paper clips and serve as a paperweight. Personalize the gift item with your own unique decorations. Limited space. Register for this activity at the Welcome Desk.

Wonderful Winter - Brooklyn Children's Museum
December 10, 2013 - Crown Heights

Brr...It's cold outside! Preschoolers can come to the Museum's Art Studio and explore the many facets of winter and be inspired to create a winter art of your very own.

Holiday Concert- College Orchestra - Nassau Community College- Bldg Q105
December 10, 2013 - Garden City

The Singles Association of Long Island will attend this concert at Nassau Community College. Come by and start the holiday season with a wide repertoire of holiday music. Open to the entire family. Everyone is welcome.

Zoo Tots - Beardsley Zoo
December 10, 2013 - Bridgeport

This monthly 45-minute program for children 22 months to four years old, who are accompanied by an adult, may include stories, activities, crafts, and live animals. December's program will focus on "Winter Fun." Call the zoo to pre-register.

Pop-In-Play: Story Time - Pump It Up Norwalk
December 10, 2013 - Norwalk

Drop in to bounce and for story time.

Homework Help - Douglaston/Little Neck Library
December 10, 2013 - Little Neck

Students in grades K-5 who need extra homework help will work in small groups with one of three retired school teachers. Space is limited. Preregister at the Children's Reference Desk.

COPE Parent Support Group -
December 10, 2013 - New York

COPE, a grief and healing organization dedicated to supporting parents and families living with the loss of a child, hosts monthly support groups in New York City for bereaved parents, facilitated by a licensed social worker. The group meets regularly on the second Tuesday of each month in Manhattan. Parents and siblings new to COPE must speak to COPE?s Clinical Director Laraine Gordon prior to their first meeting (631-259-2018).

Play for Hope - First Church Congregational
December 10, 2013 - FAIRFIELD

Pre-school aged children are invited to come play at the church for an hour and then walk next door to the Operation Hope Food Pantry with a donation of groceries to put on the shelves. It is a wonderful way for children to give back to the community and to practice what they are learning every day about sharing. Visitors are asked to bring a non-perishable food item for donation to the Operation Hope Food Pantry. If you have any questions, contact Vanessa Rose: vrose@firstchurchfairfield.org.

Itsy Bitsy Playgroup - Temple Sholom
December 10, 2013 - Greenwich

Moms with babies ages newborn–24 months can join this informal playgroup for music time, stories, and gross motor play. In addition, there are periodic visits by local infant and toddler experts and practitioners. No fee, but RSVP is necessary to Phyllis Lyons, phyllis.lyons@templesholom.com, 203-622-8121. Participants do not need to be affiliated with Temple Sholom to attend this program. For more information, go to meetup.com/ItsybitsyPlaygroupGreenwich.

Stroller Tour - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
December 10, 2013 - Upper East Side

This one-hour tour of the Guggenheim?s fall exhibitions led by a museum educator is given for caregivers and their babies. Expect songs, touchable objects, and great adult conversation. Cost includes museum admission. Single strollers and front baby carriers only. Registration required at strollertours@guggenheim.org.

Long, Long Ago: In A Land of Giants, Jewels, and Jolly Fools - Space 38|39
December 10, 2013 - Midtown

Firebone Theatre presents three new plays based on the forgotten fairy tales The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde, Hans Dumm by The Brothers Grimm, and The Fairies by Charles Perrault. This event promises music, laughter, and homespun goodies including milk and cookies (wine, and beer for grown-ups). Recommended for ages 3 and older.

Juilliard Jazz Ensembles: 'Our Voices' - Paul Hall
December 10, 2013 - New York

Juilliard Jazz musicians perform original student-composed works that highlight the unique musical and compositional styles created within the Juilliard Jazz Division

High School Open Day - Green Meadow Waldorf School
December 10, 2013 - Chestnut Ridge

Parents of prospective students are invited to learn about Green Meadow's High School and Waldorf Education. Parents can observe Main Lesson classes; meet faculty, parents, and students; listen to presentations on the school's 9th-12th grade curriculum, foreign exchange program, college advising, community service opportunities, senior projects and internships, and more; and participate in a Q&A. This event is for adults and middle-school and high-school-aged students. Registration is requested.

Adrienne Iapalucci, Kurt Metzger, Big Jay Oakerson, Angelo Lozada, Russ Meneve, and More! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
December 10, 2013 - New York

Judah Friedlander, Pat Dixon, Sean Patton, Pete Davidson, Jesse Joyce, Marina Franklin, and More! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
December 10, 2013 - New York

Ask the Experts :: MTA Second Avenue Subway - Temple Israel
December 10, 2013 - New York

Ask the Experts is an informal session, open to the public, that gives attendees the opportunity to pose questions and raise issues directly to the subject matter experts, who in many cases can provide an answer right there. Ask the Experts will alternate with the traditional Town Hall meeting format which you may have attended in September. To make the session more convenient, attendees can arrive and depart at any time from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. In fact, we encourage those who would like to attend to arrive at a time past 6:30 p.m. to avoid the longest lines of the evening. Experts from city agencies including; Health, Transportation, Sanitation, Environmental Protection, Police, and New York City Transit, will staff tables to answer your Second Avenue Subway-related questions. In addition to the various agency representatives, Second Avenue Subway experts on the environment, the Good Neighbor Initiative, and Maintenance and Protection of Traffic will be on hand, along with project field staff for each of the four station areas. Only Second Avenue Subway-related questions will be addressed at this event. Reservations are required. Capacity is limited to 200 people. Photo ID is required for entry. Please register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mta-second-avenue-subway-ask-the-experts-workshop-tickets-9363278819 or call (646) 564-5866.

Fall Learn and Play for Pre-schoolers - Suffolk County Farm & Education Center
Through December 12, 2013 - Yaphank

Age-appropriate 1 hour sessions have been designed to accentuate the child/parent learning experience. Mon, Tues and Wed are programs for children ages 15mos-3years. Thursdays classes are for children ages 2-5 and their siblings and Fridays classes are for children aged 3-5. Registration and detailed information pertaining to the classes can be found onliine at ccesuffolk.org (under Farm, Early Childhood). September 30-December 12, 2013.

Buddhas in the Garden: Paintings by Hedy Klineman - Tibet House US Gallery
Through December 12, 2013 - New York

Hedy Klineman's work from the past decade employs vibrant color and spiritual imagery to offer the keen social insight that has marked her forty-year career. The exhibition includes acrylic paintings and silkscreens on canvas and paper. Returning to a familiar face, the ethereal stone Buddha that graced her 1990s oeuvre, Klineman deploys the mystical figure again and again like a mantra, coalescing the collection and adding a calming, meditative presence.

Managing Homework and School for Kids with ADHD: Tips, Tools, Strategies… and your Parental Role© - Cindy Goldrich
Through December 12, 2013 - Plainview

Understand what is really making homework and schoolwork so challenging. Learn how Executive Functions impact your child’s motivation, retention and self-confidence. Reduce the homework battles, explore the true difference between supporting and enabling, and learn organizational strategies your child might actually use. Full of helpful tips, tools, strategies and resources.

New Exhibit of Contemporary Art - Agora Gallery
Through December 13, 2013 - New York

Artists from around the world will be exhibiting their original work at Agora Gallery, NYC. In Divine Stardom: Lady Gioconda / a Solo Exhibition the artist presents the best of modern icon paintings. Combining harmony and a sense of stylistic diversity, for a surprisingly spiritual, and spirited, effect. The artwork in Persistence of Form abounds with an enticingly lively sense of movement and energy which both reaches out to the audience and encourages us to dive into the art and go along for the ride. The pieces display personality and individual concerns, yet also possess a universal awareness that connects them to the shared experience of being human. The artists in Unbound Perspectives present their unique vision of existence and reality through works which are compelling and thoroughly creative in their insistence on leaving behind accepted boundaries and striking boldly out into new ground. The exhibitions begin on November 22, 2013 and continue through December 13, 2013. The opening reception is on the evening of Thursday December 5, 2013. Entrance is free and art lovers are warmly invited to attend. Event URL: http://www.agora-gallery.com/receptionexhibitions/12_5_2013.aspx Featured Artists: Divine Stardom: Lady Gioconda / a Solo Exhibition - Lady Gioconda - Persistence of Form - Patricia BeBeau | James Chisholm | Susan Clinard | D' Neycho | Ben Frochisse | Alberto Illescas Moreno | Mark Salevitz | Solveig M. Skogseide. Unbound Perspectives - Nate Booth | David Costello | Nelly Cougard | Micheline De Oliveira | Brent Dodd | Isabelle Habegger | Leon Holmes | Samantha Perreaz "SAM" | Julianne Raymond | Felix Semper | Donna Shaffer | Kozo Takano | Cordell Taylor | Huguette Thiboutot | Danilo Vinardell | Dagmar Wankowski.

10 Days - New Ohio Theatre
Through December 13, 2013 - New York

There's a reason some journal entries should remain private, but Vanessa Hidary bares her soul with dark humor and brutal honesty in 10 DAYS. Between wine, spin class, coffee with mom, and OkCupid, it's hard to find time to think, let alone create art, but the Hebrew Mamita expertly crafts a poignant and hilarious story of living and loving in New York City. Written and performed by VANESSA HIDARY. Directed by KIMBERLY FAITH HICKMAN. Show Dates: December 3rd at 8pm; December 10th at 8pm; December 13th at 10pm. "Raw strength, sheer vulnerability, witty charisma, thug stance passion, rose-petal fragility, good-girl-gone-bad, or bad-girl-trying-to-stay-good, Vanessa Hidary aka The Hebrew Mamita embodies it all and then some" – Black Star News

Bounkit Holiday Trunk Sale - Bounkit
Through December 13, 2013 - New York City

Please join Hassan Bounkit this week for a holiday trunk show at his New York studio. All jewelry will be 35% off and will include everything from gorgeous cuffs to one-of-a-kind holiday earrings.

American Legends: From Calder to O'Keeffe - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through December 14, 2013 - New York

American Legends: From Calder to O'Keeffe showcases the Whitney's deep holdings of artwork from the first half of the twentieth century by the eighteen leading artists: Oscar Bluemner, Charles Burchfield, Paul Cadmus, Alexander Calder, Joseph Cornell, Ralston Crawford, Stuart Davis, Arthur Dove, Charles Demuth, Marsden Hartley, Edward Hopper, Gaston Lachaise, Jacob Lawrence, John Marin, Reginald Marsh, Elie Nadelman, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Joseph Stella. Organized as concentrated one- and two-artist presentations, each gallery will serve as an interdisciplinary, small-scale retrospective. Rotations of art and of artists will be made during the exhibition's yearlong duration.

James Karales - Howard Greenberg Gallery
Through December 14, 2013 - New York

James Karales' photographs of the Civil Rights movement put him on the photo world map, but some of his other major themes are the focus of this exhibition at Howard Greenberg Gallery. While his iconic image of the Selma to Montgomery march will be on view, the exhibition will also delve deeper into his lesser-known surveys of the integrated mining community of Rendville, Ohio; logging in Oregon; and the aftermath of the Andrea Doria disaster. Many of the images were taken for LOOK magazine and are on public view for the first time.

Vivian Maier: Self-Portrait - Howard Greenberg Gallery
Through December 14, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of self-portraits by recently discovered street photographer Vivian Maier made from 1950-1976. The exhibition coincides with the publication of the book, Vivian Maier: Self-Portraits, which surveys Maier's self-portraits, many of which are being shown and published for the first time.

Protocinema presents Koken Ergun - Westbeth Gallery
Through December 14, 2013 - New York

Protocinema presents Ashura (2012), a three-channel video installation by Köken Ergun. Ashura is the name of a the holy day central to Shi'a Muslim belief. With this video installation, which documents the day of Ashura celebrations in an underdeveloped neighbourhood on the outskirts of Istanbul, Turkey, Ergun continues his investigation into rituals and ceremonies in various sub-cultures, as well as the customs that define and bind communities. To make Ashura Köken Ergun worked in close collaboration for over three years with the people of Zeynebiye neighborhood in Istanbul, Turkey. During this time he documented the community's preparations for the day of Ashura ceremonies, practices which include group chants, a mass walk, a theatrical re-enactment of the historic battle, and an isolated weeping ritual at the end of the day. Founder and director of Protocinema Mari Spirito says, "We are showing Ashura in New York because historically this is a city of immigrants, and to this day New York is made up of communities from around the world holding on to their cultural practices and their own rituals. In this context Ashura emphasizes the similarities in communal social and religious ceremonies in a way that is both informative and empathetic. Ashura has the potential to open up dialogue about tolerance, and question how each of us function in our societies, at what levels, and to what end." Commenting on the place of ritual and community in his practice, Ergun says: "My work is only finally about rituals. It is first about people. It is about large groups of people and about how they do things, socially. My work is a journey away from the self to the group." Presented here in its original form as a three-channel video installation, Ashura has also been presented as a single-channel short film, earning Ergun a Special Mention at the 2013 Berlinale, the International Berlin Film Festival.

Protocinema presents Köken Ergun - Westbeth Gallery
Through December 14, 2013 - New York

Opening: Thursday, November 7, 7:00 - 9:00 pm. TALK: conversation with Chus Martinez and Köken Ergun. Thursday, November 7, 6:00 pm. Exhibition runs: November 7 - December 14, 2013.

The Sister Rosettas - New Ohio Theater
Through December 14, 2013 - New York

After a sold-out run in September, The Sister Rosettas are back with five more performances. A revival of the rock/pop-punk music of world touring MING DYNASTY, last seen on City Stages in 2009 alongside Diana Ross, Ben Harper, and Al Green, now brings new front woman Diana Oh and bassist/songwriter Philippe Arman to the stage. The Sister Rosettas is a theatrical rock show which fuses old songs and new and is led by veterans Eric Miranda, Kole Smith and Matt Harrington. This event will have special opening guest appearances by: Melissa Lusk (12/5), Anonymous (AND.ON.I.MUST) (12/6), Lauren Hennessy (12/9), muMs (12/12) and Melissa Li (12/14). Lead Vocals: Diana Oh, Vocals/Lead Guitar: Eric Miranda, Vocals/Guitar: Kole Smith, Vocals/Percussion: Matt Harrington, Bass: Philippe Arman, Creative Director: Jessi D. Hill. Produced by terraNOVA Collective. Part of the New Ohio Theatre's Producers' Club 2013. Tickets are available at www.terranovacollective.org. $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Show Dates: Thursday, December 5th @ 8:00 pm; Friday, December 6th @ 8:00 pm; Monday, December 9th @ 8:00 pm; Thursday, December 12th @ 8:00 pm; Saturday, December 14th @ 8:00 pm. “If you ever get the chance to see The Sister Rosettas take the stage, seize the day. Not only will you have the opportunity to enjoy great music, you will laugh, smile and fall in love with the pop-punk, rock music scene all over again.” – Velvet Park Media

Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca - Joyce Theater
Through December 15, 2013 - New York

After playing to sold out Joyce houses for the last two years, the Bessie Award-winning dancer and her astounding company, Noche Flamenca, perform another searing show that combines live music with song and dance to captivate audiences once more with the essence of flamenco revealed in its most authentic and glorious form.

Rye Farmers' Market - Rye
Through December 15, 2013 - Rye

Fresh, local baked goods, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fruit, hand-made soaps, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, prepared foods, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

"Doing and Undergoing" - Teachers College
Through December 15, 2013 - New York

Teachers College launches “Doing and Undergoing,” a free, site-specific, multi-media and multi-sensory art exhibition of more than 20 pieces by conceptual artists located throughout the buildings on the Teachers College campus. The display is in honor of the College's 125th anniversary and reflects the educational philosophy of John Dewey. “Doing and Undergoing” was conceived by Richard Jochum, Associate Professor of Art and Art Education, and is curated by Robert Gero, an artist and philosopher who currently serves as assistant professor in the Visual Arts Department at SUNY College at Old Westbury. The exhibit is open to the public until December 15 but requires registration at https://doingandundergoing.eventbrite.com/. For more information call (212) 678-3461or email info@doingndergoing.net.

Arty Facts - Brooklyn Museum
Through December 15, 2013 - Prospect Heights/Park Slope

In this hands-on art program children and their family will explore the galleries through fun activities and engaging conversation, and then head to the studio to create an artwork of your own.

Come Together: Surviving Sandy, Year 1 - Industry City
Through December 15, 2013 - Brooklyn

To commemorate the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy and celebrate the resiliency of New York City?s arts community, which was hit especially hard by the storm, the Dedalus Foundation and Industry City present a nearly 100,000-square-foot exhibition, including more than 300 artists, titled Come Together: Surviving Sandy, Year 1. During the course of the exhibition there will be many events, including music and dance performances, screenings of documentary films, panel discussions regarding the conservation of works of art and preventative measures with regard to future natural disasters, and readings by poets who have been commissioned to write about their experience of Sandy. The exhibition is curated by artist, writer, and publisher of The Brooklyn Rail, Phong Bui, who previously served as a curatorial advisor to MoMA PS1. Featured artists of note include famed photorealist Chuck Close, minimalist sculptor and process movement artist Richard Serra, abstract expressionist sculptor Mark di Suvero and contemporary artist and sculptor Dustin Yellin. More than 300 artists in total will participate in exhibition.

Holiday Exhibit - Trains: Your Ticket to the Great Outdoors - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through December 15, 2013 - Scarsdale

A display of model trains, presented by the Yonkers Model Railroad Club. See the model-sized scenic wonders of New England, upstate New York, and even the Greenburgh Nature Center. Grand opening Dec. 7 at 10am. Exhibit runs December 7-15, weekdays (except Friday, Dec. 13) from 9:30am-4:30pm; weekends: from 10am-4:30pm. Sponsored in part by California Pizza Kitchen, Gymboree, Houlihan-Lawrence, Jake's Wayback Burgers, Macaroni Kid, NorthEast Alliance Federal Credit Union, SavATree, Scarsdale Park Mall Stores, ShopRite, WFAS, Whole Foods Market Westchester, Greenburgh Parks & Recreation, Town of Greenburgh, and Westchester County Parks.

Come Together: Surviving Sandy, Year 1 - Industry City
Through December 15, 2013 - Brooklyn

An exhibition of works from local artists who were impacted by Superstorm Sandy. The nearly 100,000-square-foot exhibition includes more than 300 artists and will feature exhibitions, music and dance performances, screenings of documentary films, panel discussions regarding the conservation of works of art and preventative measures with regard to future natural disasters, and readings by poets who have been commissioned to write about their experience of Sandy.

24th Annual Trees of Hope - Maritime Center
Through December 15, 2013 - New Haven

Every year, more than 3,000 people enjoy the Ronald McDonald House of Connecticut?s (RMH-CT) annual Trees of Hope. This year, the dynamic and festive holiday spectacular will be held from December 7-15 at the Martime Center in New Haven. What began 24 years ago with a dozen trees at the Governor?s Mansion has flourished into a nine-day display of over 100 decorated trees, wreaths and holiday baskets lining the halls of the Maritime Center in New Haven. A true partnership with the greater New Haven community, Trees of Hope raises funds for the children and families staying at RMH-CT. Donated and decorated in themes and many times in memory of loved ones, each tree, ranging in height from four to eight feet, has its own personality and story. They are adorned with everything from traditional hand-made ornaments to rubber ducks to jewelry to gift cards and lottery tickets. All items on display are raffled off, with winners chosen live at the conclusion of the event on Sunday, December 15, 2013. Raffle tickets are $1 each. December 7 - December 15, 2013.

Susan McHale 'Experience Experiment' and Nadia Martinez ' Where Your Heart Is' - Stamford Art Association
Through December 15, 2013 - Stamford

Susan McHale "Experience Experiment" is painting and collage and Nadia Martinez " Where Your Heart Is" is an onstallation and mixed media. November 17-December 15, 2013.

African Diaspora International Film Festival - Teacher's College, Columbia University
Through December 15, 2013 - New York

The New York African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) will showcase 73 films from 35 countries during its 21st edition, including 35 World, US and NY Premieres between November 29 and December 15, 2013. Several familiar faces are featured in the line-up including Danny Glover, Michael Beach, Alice Walker, Steven Spielberg, Graham Greene, Isaach De Bankolé and Isaiah Washington. Richness and Diversity are the staples of ADIFF. This year again, discover amazing films from all over the world. Here are some of the themes and highlights to explore in ADIFF 2013: * Afro-Brazil Celebration * Best Film Directed by a Woman of Color Competition * Comedies * Films based on true stories * Historical Films * Human Rights * Jamaicanity: The Resonance of Jamaica * Music Films * Religion & Spirituality * Remarkable People * Road Movies * Love & Romance * School Program * Spotlight on Haiti * Urban Films

Bestow: DENYC Holiday Pop-Up to Benefit NY Cares - Bestow Holiday Pop-Up
Through December 15, 2013 - New York City

In what promises to be a head-turning retail event, 30 prominent alumni of the Design Entrepreneurs NYC (DENYC) program are coming together to create an unforgettably chic holiday pop-up boutique that will also benefit New York Cares and serve as a collection site for their winter coat drive. This diverse group of New York fashion designers will be offering an expertly curated mix of unique ready to wear, evening wear, swimwear, jewelry and accessories. Bestow promises to be the premiere New York City destination for acquiring truly special gifts, in part because each designer will be making a 10% donation of all sales to New York Cares. www.designentrepreneursnyc.com Participants in the DENYC Design Collective include bustling local brands, such as Sarah Canner of Vespertine, Sunghee Bang, Anne Pachan of Cala Ossidiana, Melinda Huff of Mirame, Thea Grant of Bazz de Grant, Sherita of Viscera NY, Angela Gao, Nzinga Knight, Sena Yang of Sena, Auralis Herrero of Auralistudio, and many more Thursday Dec. 5 - Opening Night and Party, from 7-10PM; Friday Dec. 6 from 5-9PM; Sat/Sun Dec 7 – 8, from 11-8 PM; Weekday Evenings: Fri. Dec 6 & Wed. Dec. 10 - Fri Dec. 13, from 5-9 PM; Sat/Sun Dec. 14 -15, from 11-8 PM.

Holiday Market Shopping Event - Bohemian Hall
Through December 15, 2013 - Astoria

Astoria Market invites you to join us for our Holiday Markets on Sunday, December 8th and 15th from 12 to 6pm in the main hall of the world famous Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden. You’re sure to find that special gift you’re looking for such as art, jewelry, toys, chocolates, body care, handbags, clothing, stationery, scarves and hats, pottery, and more! Also, don’t forget that you can always go downstairs and get a bite to eat along with your favorite beer. Or, go get a beer and sip on it while you shop – it’s allowed! By the way, there will also be eggnog, chestnuts, hot apple cider, and other holiday favorites on the menu. And most vendors will be participating on one date only so do swing by on both dates!

Holiday Market Shopping Event - Bohemian Hall
Through December 15, 2013 - Astoria

Make holiday shopping fun for the whole family in main hall of the world famous Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden. Looking for a special gift? Browse the variety of vendors featuring art, jewelry, toys, chocolates, body care, handbags, clothing, stationery, scarves and hats, pottery, and more. Also, don’t forget that to go downstairs and get a bite to eat along with a favorite beer. Or, go get a beer and sip on it while you shop – it’s allowed! By the way, there will also be eggnog, chestnuts, hot apple cider, and other holiday favorites on the menu. And most vendors will be participating on one date only so do swing by on both dates!

Holiday Spectacular with Santa - Holtsvile Ecology Center
Through December 15, 2013 - Holtsville

Come meet Santa while helping the animals of the Holtsville Ecology Center. Have your picture taken with Santa, walk through our beautifully decorated Christmas displays, and shop Vendor Alley. There will be lots of photo opportunities! Santa photos available for purchase. Weekends December 6-December 15. All proceeds pay for the food and veterinary care for the over 100 injured and non-releasable animals living at the Ecology Center. This event is hosted by the Brookhaven Wildlife Center and Daniel Losquadro, Brookhaven Supt. of Highways.

Playtime with Sammie & Tudie - Sprout San Francisco
Through December 16, 2013 - Upper East Side

Playtime with Sammie & Tudie is a "mommy and me" style class for kids ages 1 to 3 years. Each week is a different theme and the fun starts there. Puppets, songs, creative play, colors, counting and even a little circus fun are all a part of the class. First class is only $10. Single classes are $25, 3 classes are $60, and 5 classes are $90.

Little Kids Yoga (3-5 yr old) - Salutations Yoga
Through December 16, 2013 - Glenwood Landing

This fun, thematic yoga class stimulates the creativity of preschool-aged children - as well as promotes body awareness and helps develop fine and gross motor skills. Preschoolers learn age-appropriate yoga poses, creative mindfulness techniques, calming breathing exercises, child-friendly guided imagery, and relaxation exercises. Children's music, props and picture books with positive messages are also incorporated into the lessons.

Pet Photos with Santa - Cross County Shopping Center
Through December 16, 2013 - Yonkers

Even our four-legged friends want to meet Santa Claus! Bring your cats and dogs only for Pet Photos on Mondays, December 2, 9, and 16 from 6-8pm! Please keep dogs on a leash and cats in a carrier until photo time. No exotic animals please! Dogs and Cats will receive FREE treats at the event. The Santa Village is located between Gap and Bath & Body Works. The best place to park for a quick walk into the mall is between Gap/Boston Market/Victoria's Secret.

Toys for Tots, U.S. Marines Program - Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
Through December 17, 2013 - Cold Spring Harbor

Drop off your new, unwrapped toy or purchase one in the gift shop with 10 percent discount for any toy donated to Toys for Tots.

Baby Massage Workshops - The Temperance Center
Through December 18, 2013 - Eastchester

Fun to learn, simple to do, baby massage is a wonderful thing for your baby and for yourself. In this hands-on, small group class, you will learn strokes and stretches to promote relaxation, build a strong, healthy immune system, facilitate baby weight gain, and help develop body awareness and coordination. You will also learn techniques to offer relief from colds, colic, hiccups, constipation, diarrhea, and teething irritability. Classes run every Wednesday from 11am-12pm. Suitable from newborn to crawling babies. $25 per class, $80 for a package of 4. Registration required.

Affordable Care Act Assistance and Registration - Port Chester - Rye Brook Public Library
Through December 18, 2013 - Port Chester

Representatives from Open Door Family Medical Center will be at the Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library on Wednesdays from 9:30am-1pm to answer questions and register patrons for insurance through the Affordable Care Act. Assistance is available in both English and Spanish. The library is located at One Haseco Ave. in Port Chester. For more information, call 914-939-6710 x110.

SNAP Science Lab - Shore Parkway Jewish Center
Through December 18, 2013 - Gravesend

Kids can learn about a different science topic each week. Classes are small and are entirely hands-on learning.

Holiday House - Academy Mansion
Through December 18, 2013 - New York

Breast cancer survivors and advocates band together to create this designer showhouse featuring holiday-inspired rooms created by some of today's top interior designers. Holiday House NYC benefits the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Yoga for Children with Special Needs (3-4 yr olds) - The Roslyn Theater Company
Through December 19, 2013 - Roslyn

These small group classes provide a consistent sequence of activities that recur in each session, offering predictability and structure. Lessons include a warm-up, calming breathing exercises, adaptive yoga poses with visual support, cooperative yoga games, creative guided imagery, mindfulness techniques, and calming relaxation techniques. The class is limited to four children. Classes are tailored to match the physical abilities and needs of the children. RSVP is required. Please call Maria at 516-413-0882 to register.

Mommy and Loaves of Love - Preschool of the Arts
Through December 19, 2013 - New York

You and your little one can bake your own Challah—the traditional Jewish bread—with wholesome, gourmet ingredients, to bring home and enjoy. Each week there will be a special surprise ingredient—just for fun. This recurring class run every other Thursday Nov. 7-Dec. 19 and is presented by NYC Preschool of the Arts, a premier preschool with locations in Chelsea, Flatiron, Cooper Square, and opening a new location in Gramercy Park this winter. For more information email csmommyandme@nycpreschool.org, or call. To check out other Mommy and Me classes and extra curricular offerings or to register, visit nycpreschool.org/upcoming-events.

Snowball Buddies - Long Island Children's Museum
Through December 20, 2013 - Garden City

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! Take one large �snowball,� add some buttons and a carrot nose, maybe a hat and scarf as you create your own smiling, non-melting snow buddy. Through December 20.

Long, Long Ago: In A Land of Giants, Jewels, and Jolly Fools - Space 38|39
Through December 20, 2013 - New York

Firebone Theatre presents three new plays drawn from the forgotten fairy tales by Oscar Wilde, The Grimm Brothers, and Charles Perrault. This event promises music, laughter, and homespun goodies including milk, cookies, wine, and beer. Long, Long Ago features a musical adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s The Selfish Giant by Chris Cragin-Day (The Public EWG Alumna, O’Neill Theater Center Alumna) and Michael Castillejos (www.michaelcastillejos.com) directed by Jaki Bradley (What Every Girl Should Know--FringeNYC Time Out New York Critic’s Pick, Lincoln Center Director’s Lab, SDC Fellow); an adaptation of Charles Perrault’s The Fairies by Pia Wilson (LMCC’s Workspace program, The Public EWG Alumna) directed by Jordana Williams (THE PARTICULARS by Matthew MacKenzie FringeNYC 2012), and an adaptation of The Grimm Brothers’ Hans Dumm by Christin Siems (Morbin Poetry—Incubator Arts Project NYC) directed by Amelia Peterson (Incubator Arts Project, Kennedy Center Page to Stage). The cast features Joshua Alan, Lex Friedman, Erin Frisbie, Drew Jones, Laurel Recsetar, Tessa Slovis, Will Turner, C.L. Weatherstone, and Stephanie Willing. The show also features props and costumes by Sarah Dowling. Long, Long Ago will be presented in the International Arts Movement (IAM) Space 38|39, located on the third floor of 38 West 39th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. The performance schedule is as follows: Thursday, December 5 at 7pm; Friday, December 6 at 7pm; Saturday, December 7 at 2pm and 7pm; Sunday, December 8 at 7pm; Tuesday, December 10 at 11am; Thursday, December 12 at 7pm; Friday, December 13 at 7pm; Saturday, December 14 at 2pm and 7pm; Sunday, December 15 at 7pm; Tuesday, December 17 at 11am; Wednesday, December 18 at 7pm; Thursday, December 19 at 7pm; Friday, December 20 at 7pm. Tickets ($15 children/$20 adults) are available now by visiting www.FireboneTheatre.com. Children’s tickets include milk and cookies. Refreshments for adults also available for purchase. About Long, Long Ago - This short musical adaptation of Oscar Wilde's The Selfish Giant book and lyrics by Chris Cragin-Day, music and lyrics by Michael Castillejos, directed by Jaki Bradley) tells the story of three children who sneak into the Giant's garden every day after school while the mysterious Giant is away. When the Giant returns to find the children playing in his garden, he explodes in anger and chases them out. He then builds a wall around his castle so that no children will ever get in again. Winter punishes him for his selfishness, refusing to relent even when the rest of the village blooms into spring. Then one day, a special child melts the giant's heart and the garden together, changing both he and the village children forever. Hans Dumm, adapted by Christin Siems and directed by Amelia Peterson, is one of the first collected Grimm Brothers fairy tales. A haughty princess, a rancorous king, and a village idiot tell the story of a good wish gone wrong, when a sudden and unexpected pregnancy turns the kingdom upside down. Sentenced without a trial, the princess and her dimwitted companion travel a long, difficult road of seemingly irreconcilable differences to finally live happily ever after…that is, until her father, the king, accidentally barges in on their wedded bliss. In this adaptation of the tale, Hans Dumm isn’t the only fool and each character must be humbled before they can give and accept forgiveness. THE FAIRIES is Pia Wilson's adaptation of the Charles Perrault fairy tale, Les Fées. Directed by Jordana Williams , THE FAIRIES tells the story of a beautiful, gentle young woman named Izzy. She is practically a servant in her own home. Her mother and sister make her do all the chores around the house and fetch water from a nearby stream. When Izzy makes a trip to the stream, she encounters what she thinks is an old woman. In reality, the old woman is a fairy who bestows a gift of jewels onto Izzy for her kindness. When Izzy's mother learns of the Fairy's gift to Izzy, she instructs her other daughter, Grumpina to go to the stream and treat the old woman kindly to receive the same gift as her sister. Grumpina unhappily goes to the stream where she meets the fairy in disguise. This encounter doesn't go as well for Grumpina as it does for Izzy. The girls' mother blames Izzy for Grumpina's misfortune. Izzy runs away into a nearby forrest. It is there she meets her true love – a prince who can see her worth at first sight, and they lived happily ever after. About Firebone Theatre - Firebone Theatre (Joshua Alan, Artistic Director / Amelia Peterson, Associate Artistic Director) creates theater experiences that confront the timeless questions of human mortality (bone) and divine immortality (fire). The company is committed to cultivating new work and new talent, using both to engage the community in open dialogue about life, death and spirit. Firebone Theatre is also committed to service and educational programs aimed at empowering young people through the theatrical arts. Firebone shows have received two New York Innovative Theatre Award nominations and one win, along with a Drama League Fellowship.

Ancestral Spirits, African-American Portraits - Smart Clothes Gallery
Through December 20, 2013 - New York

The genesis of the “African-American Portraits”is framed by two significant events. In the eighties, Andy Warhol presented Klineman with a pair of his glasses, which she would incorporate into one of her “Fashion Portraits,” marking her first use of the silkscreen technique. Donning the eyewear, she exclaimed that she 'saw the world Andy sees.' Years later, she received an African mask on her birthday. Instinctually, she put it on, repeating the gesture in a silkscreened self-portrait. These gifts and their presentation echo a kind of ceremony, and their performance would give Klineman new perspective on her art. Since then, Klineman has been commissioned to create portraits for some of the most eminent members of the African-American cultural community, including Russell and Danny Simmons, Mary Schmidt Campbell, dance choreographer Bill T. Jones, and actor Malik Yoba. Her choice of masks reflects a sensitivity to the cultural significance of these objects and their innate beauty. Ancestry is reawakened through the masquerade of photographic superimposition. The earlier sister series, “Ancestral Spirits,” is a celebration of indigenous sculpture in the tradition of modern art's fascination with these objects. If these paintings are in the mode of Pop icons, Hedy Klineman's spiritual counter-narrative for the process is entirely her own. Employing an understanding of essence influenced by Eastern philosophy, Klineman's silkscreened paintings hold the presence of their subjects within. Coupled with colorful grounds that relate to Klineman's history as an abstract painter, Ancestral Spirits, African-American Portraits is a celebration of ancestry and community.

2013 Next Wave Festival - Brooklyn Academy of Music
Through December 21, 2013 - Fort Greene

BAM's signature fall festival returns for its 31st season, presenting a dynamic lineup of work by emerging artists and innovative modern masters. The 2013 Next Wave Festival showcases the very best in contemporary performance, plus artist talks, storytelling, visual art, and film.

Larchmont Farmers' Market - Larchmont
Through December 21, 2013 - Larchmont

Fresh, local baked goods, artisinal bread, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fish, fruit, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

Ossining Farmers' Market - Ossining
Through December 21, 2013 - Ossining

Fresh, local baked goods, artisinal bread, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fish, fruit, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

'Brighter Days,' an exhibition of paintings by South Salem artist Suzan Waldinger - The Gallery in the Park at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation
Through December 21, 2013 - Cross River

"Brighter Days," an exhibition of paintings by South Salem artist Suzan Waldinger, will open on Saturday, September 21, at The Gallery in the Park at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation in Cross River. Ms. Waldinger, a full-time artist whose favored medium is acrylic, creates vividly colorful images in the contemporary expressionist style using a technique known as impasto, in which the artist squeezes thick paint from the tube onto the canvas and uses various tools to create pleasing effects. Her art is free-wheeling, sometimes whimsical, and illustrates her strong attraction to color and texture. The exhibition will be on view daily, 9am-4pm, through Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. Ward Pound Ridge Reservation is a Westchester County park located at the junction of Routes 35 and 121 South in Cross River. For more information, go to westchestergov.com/parks or call 914-864-7317.

Nights of 10,000 Lights - Boscobel House and Gardens
Through December 21, 2013 - Garrison

A sparkling celebration of the season! A series of brilliant evenin

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