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TODAY'S FAMILY & KIDS ACTIVITIES IN BRONX-DEC 31

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

Sam Eaton Presents 'The Quantum Eye' Magic & Mentalism Show - Theatre 80
Through December 31, 2012 - Manhattan

In this longest running Off-Broadway magic show, Sam Eaton explores mentalism, magic, perception, and deception, mixing extraordinary ability, humor, and audience participation to make for a different performance every time.

'Dialog in the Dark' - South Street Seaport
Through December 31, 2012 - Lower Manhattan

This exhibit leads visitors through a series of NYC environments highlighted by city-centric scents, sounds, temperatures, and textures, all in complete darkness. Relying on blind and visually-impaired guides, exhibit goers will "see NYC" and visit many well known landmarks without the sense of sight while armed with an authentic walking cane. Imagine taking a rumbling subway to your favorite location or maneuvering the crossroads of the world in Times Square while not being able to see a thing. Rest assured, the sounds and the smells will all be there to greet you. But will that be enough to guide your safe passage? The experience will forever change your perception of what it means to be blind or have low vision.

Sha'Baby Shabbat - Romemu
Through December 31, 2012 - Upper West Side

Sha'Baby engages your child's special energy to warm him/her up for creating sacred time during Shabbat. Dancing, laughing, praying, and singing are all a part of this special Shabbat service.

Holiday Musicales - Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
Through December 31, 2012 - Katonah

A magnificent way to usher in the holiday season. Each concert of holiday music includes an audience sing-along. In the Music Room. December 1, 6-7, 9, 13-15, 2:30pm.

Weekend Woodland Corps - Prospect Park Picnic House
Through December 31, 2012 - Park Slope

The Woodland Corps offers a volunteers a chance to garden and clean up Prospect Park's more than 250 acres of forest.

New Year's Eve Cruise - World Yacht
December 31, 2012 -

New Year's Eve Classic Tickets Include: * A 5-course sit down dinner * Premium Open Bar * 4-Hr cruise with Skyline & Front Row Fireworks Views * Dockside Party until 1:30AM * Year's Party Favors * Champagne Toast at Midnight * Music

Disney Theatrical Productions Presents 'Newsies The Musical' on Broadway - Nederlander Theatre
Through December 31, 2012 - Manhattan

Set in New York City at the turn of the century, this movie-turned-musical is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged 'newsies,' who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys' expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike for what's right. "Newsies" is inspired by the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899, when newsboy Kid Blink led a band of orphan and runaway newsies on a two-week-long action against Pulitzer, Hearst, and other powerful newspaper publishers. The stage version introduces several brand-new songs by the original team while keeping many of the beloved songs from the film, including "Carrying the Banner," "Seize the Day," "King of New York," and "Santa Fe."

New York TV & Movie Sites Tour - On Location Tours
Through December 31, 2012 - Manhattan

This tour showcases more than 40 locations from some of the most famous places seen on screen, including sites from "Friends," "Blue Bloods," "Seinfeld," "Enchanted," "Spider-Man," "I Am Legend," "Men in Black," and "The Devil Wears Prada."

Nature Explore Classroom - Bartlett Arboretum
Through December 31, 2012 - Stamford

Children are invited to spend unhurried hours exploring the natural world in a fun and safe environment. The outdoor classroom includes areas for art, music and movement, climbing and crawling, building, and playing. Additionally, the Bartlett features the best of what Connecticut's native landscape has to offer including wetlands and boardwalks, woodland walking trails, varied wildlife, and native habitats. February 6-December 31, 2012.

Storytime and Singalong for Kids - Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
Through December 31, 2012 - SoHo

Join Beth and Amy for reading, singing, and dancing! Appropriate for kids 3 and younger and their caretakers. Only $5 per family at the door.

Volunteer Opportunities - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rockland County
Through December 31, 2012 - New City

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rockland County is seeking mentors, especially men, to volunteer as role model friends for youth in our community. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, have a valid driver's license and transportation, be covered under automobile insurance, and able to commit to volunteer for a minimum of four hours per month for one year. Call or go online for an application.

The Cultural Sunday Kidschool and Bar and Bat Mitzvah Programs - City Congregation for Humanistic Judaism
Through December 31, 2012 - Upper West Side

This class allow youngsters to connect to their Jewish heritage from a secular perspective. Two Sundays a month, children ages five and up have fun exploring Jewish history, traditions, holidays, culture, and ethics. The innovative Bar/Bat Mitzvah program involves classes and an individual mentored journey to discover roots, connections, and beliefs.

Mommy & Me Pilates - Evolution Pilates
Through December 31, 2012 - Port Washington

Here's a perfect way to bond with your little ones, 2-14 months. Sign up for the Mommy and Me Pilates class on Mondays.

Recovery in Action - Barnum Museum
Through December 31, 2012 - Bridgeport

The museum is now partially reopened two days a week while reparations are made on the museum which was hit by a tornado in 2010. A unique exhibition, Recovery in Action, will be presented on Thursdays and Fridays in the People's United Bank Gallery. Visitors gain insight into the complexities of a disaster recovery in a museum setting. The museum's collection of unique artifacts, including Tom Thumb's miniature carriages and P.T. Barnum's ornate furniture, will be among the many items on view.

Vital Theatre Company Presents: 'Pinkalicious, The Musical' - 45 Bleecker
Through December 31, 2012 - West Village

Pinkalicious can't stop eating pink cupcakes, despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe - a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of her predicament.

Masterworks - The Rubin Museum
Through December 31, 2012 - New York

Masterworks: Jewels of the Collection displays some of the museum's most stunning works of art. The stylistic diversity and relationships between various strands of Himalayan and neighboring cultural and artistic traditions are represented by important works of art spanning a period of over one thousand years. In addition to a wide range of Buddhist and Hindu deities rendered in all major media, Masterworks also highlights the museum's most notable recent acquisitions, all of which have rarely or never been exhibited. Life-size facsimiles of an entire sequence of murals from the Lukhang, the Dalai Lamas' Secret Temple near the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet, provide an exceptional opportunity for viewing Himalayan art at its most lavish. The original eighteenth-century wall paintings--inaccessible to the public until the late twentieth century--uniquely depict the most esoteric of meditation and yoga practices in vivid color and detail. Created with new photographic methods by Thomas Laird and Clint Clemens, this display of large-format, high resolution pigment prints allows for even better access to the paintings than is possible in the temple itself. Their presentation at the Rubin marks the first showing in the world of prints created using this technology and also provides the first-ever opportunity outside Tibet to view full-size Tibetan murals in their relationship to portable art from the region.

Emma Lazarus: Poet of Exiles - Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Through December 31, 2012 - New York

A new exhibition held in conjunction with the 125th anniversary of the dedication of the Statue of Liberty. Known for more than a century as the author of the lines "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free...," the poet Emma Lazarus gave voice to the Statue of Liberty and generations of newcomers to America. However, few people know her fascinating story, her Sephardic background, her American roots, and her work for Jewish causes and a Jewish homeland. Learn how Emma Lazarus' journey inspired her to craft an enduring message on exile, refuge, and the promise of America.

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum's 30th Anniversary Exhibits - Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Through December 31, 2012 - New York

New exhibitions will celebrate the 30th anniversary of Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. "Thirty Years of Collecting: Treasures from Intrepid's Collections" will showcase objects related to the historic aircraft carrier Intrepid, Growler submarine, Concorde and the space shuttle Enterprise. "Thirty Years of Excellence: An Intrepid Museum Celebration" will trace Intrepid's historic journey of being transformed from an aircraft carrier into one of NYC's most iconic cultural institutions.

Long Island- America's 1950s Frontier - Long Island Museum
Through December 31, 2012 - Stony Brook

The exhibit features compelling artifacts, photographs, and video oral histories, as well as a fashion gallery that displays trendy 1950s clothing. Other special artifacts include a working jukebox, a hat worn by famous developer Robert Moses, and popular toys from the era, like a Red Ryder BB gun. The exhibition will transport viewers to a time brimming with optimism, with difficulties just below the surface. It was a moment when Long Island was at the forefront of where the nation was-- and where it was headed. The exhibition runs through December 31, 2012.

Molecules and Health - New York Hall of Science
Through December 31, 2012 - Flushing

Molecules come in different shapes and sizes. Their shapes tell us a lot about what they do and how they interact with each other. You can't see molecules, but they're everywhere. These microscopic building blocks make up everything around you. Discover how molecules shape our bodies, medicines, and world in this hands-on exhibition.

Ripley's Times Square New Year's Eve - Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square
December 31, 2012 - Manhattan

Ripley's Believe it or Not! Times Square is offering a one-of-a-kind New Year's Eve, right in the center of the action. The evening's festivities start at 8pm and will include a fire breathing opening act; premium open bar & hors d'oeuvres from 8pm-1am; a DJ dance party; a champagne toast at midnight, and the best seats in the house to witness the ball dropping at midnight. Children can take part in New York City's Only Mission Impossible LaseRace, scavenger hunts, enjoy treats of cotton candy, popcorn and more. VIP Early Access Pass includes access to the streets one hour early to beat the crowds for the big night. Take a relaxed, self-guided tour of the museum, plus meet and greet opportunities with live entertainers and an hour to enjoy cocktails and the party started with the DJ. VIP Tables include private seating on the balcony level in the main party room overseeing the mezzanine, dedicated wait staff, tables including premium bottles of vodka, champagne, cider, mixers, party favors and much more! The number of VIP tables is limited. Booked on a first come first serve basis. $450/person, minimum of 4 per table.

Playtime with Sammie and Tudie - Sprout San Francisco
Through December 31, 2012 - Upper East Side

Playtime with Sammie and Tudie is a 'mommy and me' style class. The interactive class includes themed week such as ducks, butterflies, teddy bears, fish, and dinosaurs. Great for ages 1 to 3 1/2 years. Come by the class once or buy a multiple class package.

Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through December 31, 2012 - New York

For decades, critics have observed that Andy Warhol exerted an enormous impact on contemporary art, but no exhibition has yet explored the full nature or extent of that influence. Through approximately forty-five works by Warhol alongside one hundred works by some sixty other artists, Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years juxtaposes prime examples of Warhol's paintings, sculpture, and films with those by other artists who in key ways reinterpret, respond, or react to his groundbreaking work. What emerges is a fascinating dialogue between works of art and artists across generations.

Monday Afternoon Storytime - Barnes & Noble City Center
December 31, 2012 - White Plains

Storytime and activities kids and parents will love.

Up 4 Art - Staten Island Children's Museum
Through December 31, 2012 - Staten Island

Each weekend offers a different opportunity for kids to experiment with creating art using a variety of materials and contexts.

Kids' Yoga - Bend and Bloom Yoga
Through December 31, 2012 - Park Slope

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

COUGAR, THE MUSICAL - St. Luke's Theatre
Through December 31, 2012 - New York

Cougar the Musical by Donna Moore, directed by Tony-nominated Lynne Taylor-Corbett, unleashes three divine but disillusioned women who develop a taste for hot, young men. They let their inner cougar roar and purr, finding self-love and empowerment in the process. The sexy, ferocious cast of three fabulous-over-forty women and one multi-talented boy toy sing and dance their way through a satiating range of original songs, from grinding blues, to doo-wop, to pop to "Julio" - a romantic ballad, sung to a vibrator. Starting with tonight's performance, patrons can enjoy a "Cougartini"- made with Pomegranate Juice and Vanilla Vodka.

The Berenstain Bears LIVE! in 'Family Matters, the Musical' - Manhattan Movement and Arts Center
Through December 31, 2012 - Upper West Side

Adapted from the classic children's book series by Stan and Jan Berenstain, this open-ended Off-Broadway musical features everyone's favorite bear family in a live show, plus a free post-show dance party, face painting, and photos with the Berenstain Bears. For 20% off tickets use the code SAVE20 online, or visit this site directly: ovationtix.com/trs/pr/881485/prm/SAVE20.

Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through December 31, 2012 -

For decades, critics have observed that Andy Warhol exerted an enormous impact on contemporary art, but no exhibition has yet explored the full nature or extent of that influence. Through approximately forty-five works by Warhol alongside one hundred works by some sixty other artists, Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years juxtaposes prime examples of Warhol's paintings, sculpture, and films with those by other artists who in key ways reinterpret, respond, or react to his groundbreaking work. What emerges is a fascinating dialogue between works of art and artists across generations.

Bug Out! - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through December 31, 2012 - Crown Heights

Kids learn about mother nature's little helpers and why bugs are so important.

'The Little Engine That Could' Puppet Show - New York Botanical Garden
Through December 31, 2012 - Bronx

This classic tale is brought to life in a presentation by New York City-based puppet master Ralph Lee. The whole family can join the fun to get the determined train over the mountain.

School's Out! Holiday Camp - Center for Science, Teaching and Learning
December 31, 2012 - Rockville Centre

This full day program is just the answer for your 4-12-year-old when there is no school. A day filled with exploring nature and science with hands-on activities. Bring lunch. After care is available from 4-5 pm. Pre-registration is required. Sign up for 1,2,3,4 or all 5 days.

Namaste Yoga Health and Wellness - Namaste Yoga of Kensington
Through December 31, 2012 - Kensington

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

Story Time Book Club - Pottery Barn Kids
December 31, 2012 - 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.

Magician Philip Klipper Will Astound You! - Ciao! Restaurant
Through December 31, 2012 - Eastchester

Every Thursday from 6-8pm, Magician Philip Klipper will astound and delight the whole family with his incredible sleight of hand during dinner. Dec. 6, 13, 20, 27.

Magician Philip Klipper Will Astound You! - Cheeburger Cheeburger Restaurant
Through December 31, 2012 - White Plains

Every Friday from 7:30-9:30pm, Magician Philip Klipper will astound and delight the whole family with his incredible sleight of hand at tableside. Hours/dates are subject to change; please check with restaurant. Dec. 7, 14, 21, and 28.

HARLEM GOSPEL CHOIR - BB King's Blues Club & Grill
December 31, 2012 -

The Harlem Gospel Choir's songs of gospel and inspiration will touch the depths of your soul and lift your spirit to angelic heights, with sounds that are unfettered, joyous, and inspirational. With every performance, the Choir shares the renaissance of Harlem's culture with the audience. Every performance will take your breath away!

JACKED NYE I Monday December 31 @ Pier 94 - Pier 94
December 31, 2012 - Manhattan

New Years Eve 2013 RPM Presents... Jacked NYE with AFROJACK R3HAB SHERMANOLOGY QUINTINO BOBBY BURNS GET TICKETS http://jacked.clubtickets.com/ Doors 9pm Table Reservations 212.209.7500 Ages 18+ Pier 94 711 12th Ave (at 55th Street) New York, NY, 1001 www.jackednye.com #jackednye

Laptops for Teens - Hollis Library
December 31, 2012 - Hollis

Calling all teens: Come learn how to use a laptop to complete homework assignments, and play fun games.

Holiday Vacation Mini-Camp - M.A.T.S.S. Kids' Gym & Early Childcare Education Center
December 31, 2012 - Syosset

Come out and play during your holiday vacation. Join in on themed fun such as a Hawaiian Holiday, 50's Dance Party and a New Year's Celebration.

Visit the Zoo - Trailside Museum and Zoo, Bear Mountain State Park
December 31, 2012 - Bear Mountain

Looking for something scenic to do on a winter day? This little, local treasure houses four museums which include exhibits on local geology, Native American and colonial history, animal specimens cataloguing the parks' natural history, and live reptiles, amphibians and fish exhibits in the herpetology museum. Connecting these museums are winding nature trails that lead visitors by the zoo's bear den and other live animal exhibits featuring injured and orphaned local wildlife that would be unable to survive in the wild.

Free Crafts Saturdays - Straight A's
Through December 31, 2012 - White Plains

Every Saturday Straight A's invites kids of all ages to enjoy free arts & crafts. Drop in any time between 1-3pm, no reservation necessary. Dec. 1: Create a Snow Globe; Dec. 8: Celebrate Hanukah with a Paper Plate Menorah; Dec. 15 Make a Happy Holidays Windsock; Dec. 22 Create a special Christmas Tree Cone or a Kwanzaa Kinara; Dec. 29 Make a New Year Shaker.

Free Adaptive Basketball Fun - Tuckahoe Community Center
Through December 31, 2012 - Tuckahoe

A new Adaptive Basketball program for children with special needs ages 4-12 focusing on fun and motivation. Presented by Fun For Cure, Inc., a non-profit dedicated to promoting health and wellness in children with chronic illness or special needs through therapeutic recreational endeavors, group support, and quality time. The program meets on Mondays, December 4, 11, and 18, from 4:30-5:30pm. Refreshments for those with food allergies and restrictions will be available. Online sign-up required at funforcure.com, or call Florence at 914-713-4065.

Holiday Exhibit - Trains: Your Ticket to the Great Outdoors - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through December 31, 2012 - Scarsdale

A display of model trains, presented by the Westchester Model Railroad Club. See the model-sized scenic wonders of New England, upstate New York, and even the Greenburgh Nature Center. Grand opening Dec. 8 at 10am. Exhibit runs December 8-16, weekdays (except Friday, Dec. 14) from 9:30am-4:30pm; weekends: from 10am-4:30pm.

21st Annual Quilt Show: Cool Quilts - Lefferts Historic House
Through December 31, 2012 - Flatbush

This year's exhibition of quilts at the Lefferts House features quilts that draw inspiration from the word "cool" and often depict cold, wintery scenes.

Nature on the Go - Prospect Park Audubon Center
Through December 31, 2012 - Flatbush

Play animal charades, pretend to be a bat trying to catch a moth, or join many other fun and active nature games.

New Year's Eve Fireworks - Prospect Park/Grand Army Plaza
December 31, 2012 - Park Slope

Join Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz for fireworks, entertainment, and hot refreshments.

Needlecrafts - Lefferts Historic House
December 31, 2012 - Flatbush

Try your hand at needlepoint or write your New Year's resolution with a quill.

End-of-Year PArty - Southeast Museum
December 31, 2012 - Brewster

Celebrate the coming of the New Year. Children can make a bright star to wish upon, and enjoy refreshments.

Family Science Projects - Hudson River Museum
Through December 31, 2012 - Yonkers

Physical-science demonstrations and projects in the Hudson Riverama gallery that each explore an aspect of the natural world or relate to the Museum's Planetarium shows. Explore rainbows Dec. 2, 16, and 30; explore clouds Dec. 8 and 22.

Holiday Circus Extravaganza - The Millennium Theatre
Through December 31, 2012 - Brighton Beach

The holiday season is captured with acrobats, dancing dogs, magic, illusions, and all the wonders of a great circus. A special pre-show that includes dancing begins an hour before showtime.

Movies for Kids (and Their Families) - 'The Three Stooges' - Jacob Burns Film Center
December 31, 2012 - Pleasantville

Bring the whole family for a trip back in time and visit with the slap-happy original Stooges. Moe, Larry, Curly, (and even Shemp) star in this collection of shorts showing the team in all their nyuk-nyuk-nyuk glory. "You Nazty Spy!," "Three Little Pigskins," and other favorites. Approx. 90 mins. Not Rated.

Shadow Box Theater presents Big Annie - PS 3, The Bedford Village School
Through December 31, 2012 - Bedford-Stuyvesant

Big Annie saves Christmas by using her incredible strength to pull a boatload of christmas toys through a storm. Three dimensional puppets and a unique shadow screen help make this production a captivating one.

Magical New Year's Party - Norwalk Public Library
December 31, 2012 - Norwalk

Enjoy a magic and juggling show with the hilarious and entertaining Pongo the Clown, who will follow-up his performance by making balloon art. After the show, stay for some light snacks, grab a party hat and blower and help us countdown to a fake midnight (noon).

Wolves of North America - Wolf Conservation Center
Through December 31, 2012 - South Salem

Learn about the mythology, biology, and ecology of wolf families. Whether living on the Arctic tundra or the high desert of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey as their pups prepare for their first winter season. Guests will visit the Center's wolves. Don't forget a camera. Pre-registration required. December 1, 8, 15, 16, 26, and 30 at 11am; December 27 and 28 at 2pm.

Christmas Lights and Cannoli Tour - Dyker Heights and Bay Ridge Neighborhood Streets
Through December 31, 2012 - Manhattan

Tour some Brooklyn nabes where the front lawn Christmas lights are truly completely over the top. Ride in a luxury coach bus and enjoy free cannoli and hot chocolate. Tour begins in Manhattan.

A Charlie Brown Christmas - Brooklyn Lyceum
Through December 31, 2012 - Park Slope

The beloved Charles Schulz classic featuring a live jazz trio playing Vince Guaraldi's famous soundtrack.

The Handsome Little Devils in Squirm Burpee Circus - Queens Theatre
December 31, 2012 - Queens

A special holiday event for the entire family, an exhilarating, fantastical adventure of classic slapstick comedy, high-skill circus acts and a plot straight out of American Melodrama. Expect The Human Cannonball and chainsaw juggling.

Re-Make the Holidays - New York Hall of Science
December 31, 2012 - Flushing

Come and enjoy some post holiday fun. Bend, twist, sculpt and taste a new version of the holiday season.

Open Mic Poetry Night - Barnes and Noble - Utopia Center
December 31, 2012 - Fresh Meadows

Aspiring poets, let your words be heard! Enjoy an evening of poetry. Share your original works and listen to aspiring poets with host Susan Yang.

3, 2, 1...Happy New Year! - Brooklyn Children's Museum
December 31, 2012 - Crown Heights

Say goodbye to 2012 with a celebration the whole family can enjoy! Add a wish on the Museum's New Year's Wish Mural, and decorate your own festive hat and noisemaker to ring in 2013.

New Year's Eve Daytime Party with Patrick! - Staten Island Children's Museum
December 31, 2012 - Staten Island

Patrick Rafferty, the Museum's resident troubadour, get's the New Year's festivities started with a sing-along party.

PATTI LUPONE NEW YEAR'S EVE - 54 Below
December 31, 2012 - New York

Ring in the New Year with Broadway legend, two-time Tony winner Patti LuPone! Make the last moments of 2012 and the first of 2013 a night you'll never forget when Ms. LuPone presents her celebrated show, Far Away Places, which was the event of this year's cabaret season! At this very special performance, look for several musical additions to Far Away Places suitable for the occasion. Backed by a five piece orchestra, Ms. LuPone will perform a mixture of contemporary songs from the worlds of pop and Broadway, as well as a selection of Paris and Berlin cabaret songs from the 30's and 40's. Includes cover charge, 3-course dinner, champagne toast, tax & gratuity Second show at 11pm.

School's Out Holiday Camp - Center for Science Teaching and Learning
December 31, 2012 - Rockville Centre

This full-day program is the answer for your 5 to 12-year-olds when there is no school. Just bring lunch. After care available from 4-5 pm.

Blues Clues Live - The Showplace at the Bellmore Movies
December 31, 2012 - Bellmore

Everyone will enjoy this holiday children's musical. Children are encouraged to meet and greet the actors after the show.

SANDY RELIEF BENEFIT TOURS - Wall Street Walks
Through December 31, 2012 - New York

As the flood waters recede and downtown New York cleans up and gets back to business, we are left with many reminders of the effects of the storm. Wall Street Walks will be adding points of interest to their regular walking tours so that visitors to New York can experience the power of Hurricane Sandy themselves. The height of flood waters, the damage done to local businesses, the flooded infrastructure of downtown and the widespread recovery efforts will be highlighted at various points during each tour. Interestingly, the areas of downtown New York that were once a part of New Amsterdam in the 1600s were largely spared from the flood waters. Wall Street Walks will take visitors along the 400-year-old streets to the edges of the old coastline, far inland from the current edges of Manhattan, to point out the affected areas versus the unaffected areas. In this way, the Dutch history of New York becomes acutely relevant to the effects of Sandy as well as future storms. As a business affected by Hurricane Sandy, Wall Street Walks would like to give back to the neighborhood that supports it and makes these walking tours possible. To that end, proceeds from each Wall Street Walks walking tour through the end of this year will be donated to local relief efforts. Tickets are $25. Wall Street Walks Tour Schedule History of Wall Street + Ground Zero Tour: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 11am; Monday & Wednesday 1pm Exploring Historic Dutch New York: Friday, Saturday & Sunday 1pm 9/11 Memorial + Wall Street Tour: Wednesday 11am Tickets available for purchase online at www.wallstreetwalks.com About Wall Street Walks Wall Street Walks provides guided walking tours of downtown Manhattan’s Financial District. With a focus on the rich history of this area, Wall Street Walks tours offer tourists and locals an insight into the financial and geopolitical history of New Amsterdam and New York. Far from a boring history lesson, Wall Street Walks tours reveal the colorful stories behind the world largest financial center, the historical significance of America’s oldest buildings, and the characters that built the city up from a Dutch outpost to the most powerful city in the world.

Noon Year's Eve Event - Pump It Up of Great Neck
December 31, 2012 - Great Neck

Looking for a safe place to celebrate the New Year with the family? Here's the perfect "Noon" Year's Eve event for young and old alike. Kids get to bounce and play for 80 minutes followed by 40 minutes in a brightly lit party room for pizza and drinks. Then they will put on party hats, sip sparkling cider and blow noisemakers and countdown to the "Noon" Year. Adults play for free. Food option for adults available for an additional $3.95 per person. Socks and a signed waiver are required to participate. Space is limited and reservations are required.

Joonbug.Com Presents New Year's Eve with Armin Van Buuren - Pier 36
December 31, 2012 - New York

Joonbug.com is proud to announce the only NYE party worth being at this year! An electronic dance music extravaganza, featuring a performance by global phenomenon ARMIN VAN BUUREN! Celebrate with a 3 HOUR OPEN BAR at Pier 36 from 9pm – 12am at Pier 36, Manhattan's mammoth 64,000 square foot pier that juts out onto Manhattan’s East River with breathtaking views of the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges and the Statue of Liberty. Tickets available at joonbug.com/armin

'Miracle on 34th Street' The Musical - Westchester Broadway Theatre
Through December 31, 2012 - Elmsford

Based on a holiday tale written by Valentine Davies and made famous by the movie of the same name, "Miracle On 34th Street" has music composed by Doug Smith and book and lyrics by Vern Stefanic. Kris Kringle takes on the cynics among us in this musical adaptation of the popular holiday favorite. A white-bearded gentleman claiming to be the real Santa Claus spreads a wave of love throughout New York City, fostering camaraderie between Macy's and Gimbel's Department Stores, and convincing a divorced, cynical single mother, her somber daughter, and the entire state of New York that Santa Claus is no myth. Filled with humor, spectacle, and such wonderful songs as "This Is What I Live For," "Just Imagine," and "I Believe In Miracles," "Miracle on 34th Street" is a traditional celebration of the magic that is Christmas. A joyous, heart-warming musical is pure family entertainment! The movie won three Academy Awards, and has been selected for preservation in the United States Film Registry of the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant." Through December 31, 2012.

Strawberry Fields New Year's Eve - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
December 31, 2012 -

Strawberry Fields is a look-a-like, sound-a-like Beatles tribute, dedicated to bringing you as close to a real Beatles concert as you can get. The tribute takes you on a Magical Mystery Tour beginning in 1964, complete with mop top hair, black suits with thin ties, and the first four albums of music. The next stop, 1967, features the psychedelic era of the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album with all the costumes and jackets on the album cover. The last stop includes the White Album, Abbey Road, and of course Let It Be.

NAS - Radio City Music Hall
December 31, 2012 - Manhattan

NYGASP's New Year's Eve Gala - Symphony Space
December 31, 2012 - Upper West Side

Join NYGASP's Artistic Director Albert Bergeret and his talented and fun-loving crew for their annual New Year's Eve champagne gala performance of favorite G&S scenes, songs, parodies, overtures, and the ever-popular tour-de-force challenge audience requests performed impromptu with full orchestra. Toast the new year at intermission and be off to home or another party before midnight.

WWII & NYC: December School Vacation Week - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
December 31, 2012 - Upper West Side

Families can view the exhibition through the eyes of a fictional young New Yorker. Each day of vacation will feature a special activity including Code Breakers!, Plane Spotting Bingo, and Dance Your Bobby Socks Off!

Watson Adventures’ Secrets of Grand Central Scavenger Hunt - Grand Central Terminal
December 31, 2012 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a unique scavenger hunt for adults! Discover little-known passageways, the latest exhibit at the Transit Museum Gallery, the gourmet foods of the Grand Central Market, the stunning Art Deco lobby of the Chrysler Building, the fate of the famed Biltmore Hotel clock, a hidden waiting room, the eclectic food court, mysterious marks on the main hall’s constellation ceiling, the secret symbol of the Vanderbilts, the uncanny Whispering Gallery and more. The hunt is all indoors, so no need to worry about the weather. Price per person: $24.50. Advance purchase is required via http://www.watsonadventures.com. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT.

The Animated Galaxseum - Children's Museum of the Arts
December 31, 2012 - SoHo

Step inside the world known as Galaxseum. Inspired by the work of exhibiting artist, RAMMELLZEE, you will work closely with Media Lab Teaching Artists to explore new frontiers in clay sculpting, filmmaking, and sound design. Workshops will employ various techniques including character and creature design in the Clay Bar, stop motion animation in the gallery, and music and sound experiments in the Sound Booth.

Code Blue - Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway
December 31, 2012 - Yonkers

10pm-2am.

Teri Lamar & New Co. - Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway
December 31, 2012 - Yonkers

3-7pm.

NEW YEAR'S EVE WITH PETE CORREALE - Gotham Comedy Club
December 31, 2012 - New York

One of the most requested acts in the comedy chains, Pete Correale was named by Entertainment Weekly as one of the top 10 comics to watch. Pete is a veteran of the comedy club and festival circuit as well as television talk shows like "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "Late Night with David Letterman" and "Last Call with Carson Daily." He co-hosted the Sirius satellite radio show "Breuer Unleashed" with former SNL star Jim Breuer for four years; the two have reunited for a new iTunes chart topping podcast, "The Podcast Masters." Second show at 10:30pm

Zephyr New Year's Eve Cruise - Circle Line Downtown
December 31, 2012 -

Glide on board for an exclusive countdown to 2013 in the City That Never Sleeps! The memorable evening begins as you feast your eyes on spectacular views of the glittering Manhattan skyline and fireworks celebration from our open air top deck aboard the Zephyr. Additionally, the night is jam-packed with merriment and music you can groove to as you cruise into the new year in our plush, climate-controlled interior cabins! And don't worry about missing the ball drop, as our 42" plasma televisions will be tuned in for the Times Square festivities! Delight your appetite with hors d'oeuvres, decadent treats and sweets, and quench your New Year's Eve thirst with an open bar (beer, wine, soft drinks). A champagne toast at midnight is included!

Maria Stuarda - New Year's Eve Gala - Metropolitan Opera
December 31, 2012 - New York

Fresh from her triumph in the Met's The Enchanted Island, mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, one of the world's most exciting singers, takes on the virtuosic bel canto role of the doomed Mary, Queen of Scots. Having scored a major success with his production of Anna Bolena, director David McVicar now turns to the second opera of Donizetti's Tudor trilogy, which explores regal characters at fateful moments of their lives. Elza van den Heever sings Elizabeth I, and Maurizio Benini conducts.

FLOS Black D'E-light Sale - FLOS showroom
Through December 31, 2012 - New York

FLOS, the renowned Italian lighting manufacturer has a special holiday sale, offering almost 50% off the Black D'E-light task lamp, designed by Philippe Starck. The sale will take place at all FLOS showrooms, U.S. retailers and on www.flosusa.com. The sale will take place until December 31st, 2012

NEW YEARS EVE with SANDER VAN DOORN |December 31 @ Pacha NYC - Pacha NYC
December 31, 2012 - New York

December 31 Pacha NYC presents... SANDER VAN DOORN NEW YEARS EVE GET TICKETS http://www.pachanyc.com/newyears Doors 9PM Table Reservations 212.209.7500 Pacha NYC 618 W.46th St. http://www.pachanyc.com/

HLB New Year's Eve - Highline Ballroom
December 31, 2012 - Manhattan

Ring in the New Year in true New York style at Highline Ballroom for the annual NYE bash at this gorgeous venue with a four hour premium open bar, scrumptious passed hors d'oeuvres, and a full buffet. DJ Lohrasp "DJ L" Kansara and famed percussionist Ami O will provide the music and keep the crowd rocking all night long, The party will also feature a live streaming of the ball so you don't miss any of the action. All the while keeping with tradition with provided festive party favors and a champagne toast at midnight. A variety of packages are available.

New Year's Eve Cruise - Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises - (Circle Line 42nd Street)
December 31, 2012 - New York

Watch the New Year's Eve Fireworks at the Statue Of Liberty and dance the night away! Enjoy: Full Open Bar; Hors D' Oeuvres; Non-Stop DJ; Party favors; Champagne toast at MIDNIGHT! $149/person.

Holiday Return Engagement for 'Tinkerbell Theatre' - West End Theater
Through December 31, 2012 - Upper West Side

Lynnea Benson, artistic director of Frog and Peach Theatre Company, is bringing back Tinkerbell Theater, two fairy tale plays performed in rotating repertory, Dec. 26 - 31 at the West End Theater, 263 W. 86th St. (between Broadway and West End Avenues). The plays, "Cinderella" and "The Tinderbox," had been mounted this fall, playing to growing and appreciative audiences. Each show is followed by a puppet making workshop, in which the kids in attendance make their own sock puppets. Bring an old sock or purchase an optional puppet kit for $10.

Holiday Return Engagement for 'Tinkerbell Theatre' - West End Theater
December 31, 2012 - Upper West Side

Lynnea Benson, artistic director of Frog and Peach Theatre Company, is bringing back Tinkerbell Theater, two fairy tale plays performed in rotating repertory, Dec. 26 - 31 at the West End Theater, 263 W. 86th St. (between Broadway and West End Avenues). The plays, "Cinderella" and "The Tinderbox," had been mounted this fall, playing to growing and appreciative audiences. Each show is followed by a puppet making workshop, in which the kids in attendance make their own sock puppets. Bring an old sock or purchase an optional puppet kit for $10.

Holiday Return Engagement for 'Tinkerbell Theatre' - West End Theater
December 31, 2012 - Upper West Side

Lynnea Benson, artistic director of Frog and Peach Theatre Company, is bringing back Tinkerbell Theater, two fairy tale plays performed in rotating repertory, Dec. 26 - 31 at the West End Theater, 263 W. 86th St. (between Broadway and West End Avenues). The plays, "Cinderella" and "The Tinderbox," had been mounted this fall, playing to growing and appreciative audiences. Each show is followed by a puppet making workshop, in which the kids in attendance make their own sock puppets. Bring an old sock or purchase an optional puppet kit for $10.

Ring in the New Year at Noon - New Roc City
December 31, 2012 - New Rochelle

Kids can enjoy the thrill of New Year's Eve during the day at New Roc City's New Years at Noon event, designed to mimic the Times Square countdown. Guest emcee, Jimmy Fink of 107.1 The Peak, will host the countdown starting at 11:45am, providing music and trivia games. Families can watch as balloons drop from all three levels of the atrium, covering New Roc's entire entertainment complex.

The Dream Hotel New Year's Eve @ The Dream Hotel Downtown - Dream Hotel Downtown
December 31, 2012 - New York

Monday, December 31st, 2012 Dream Downtown's New Year's Eve 2013 at Dream Hotel Downtown 355 W 16th Street, New York, NY 10011 Doors Open at 8pm. Close at 4am Tickets start at $150 and up. For Ticket, Table, & General Admission information, text Eric Virgil 917-664-2686, email info@ericvirgil.com, or go to www.ericvirgil.com View all Packages and Purchase Tickets at link below: http://thedreamvine.com/ericvirgil1/new-years-eve-at-dream-downtown Premium Open Bar until 12:30am (start time varies upon room) Live Dj Performances Live Feed of the Times Square New Year's Eve Ball Drop Champagne Toast at Midnight Festive NYE Party Favors Passed Hor's D'oeuvres: Mini Burgers, Fries in a Cone with Curry Jetchup, Mini Grilled Cheese w/ Tomato Soup Shots, Tomato and Mozzarella Costini, Curry Chicken on a Tostada, Smoked Salmon Crepes This Event is 21 and over with Proper ID The Dream Downtown is New York City’s newest premier Hotel property. Situated between the hip, cool Meatpacking District and chic, charming Chelsea, Dream Downtown’s innovative atmosphere breathes new life into the New York hotel and nightlife scene. Boasting 4 lounges each with its own distinct décor, party vibe and bar to satisfy every nightlife palate, the choice is yours on where you want to take your night. And now for the grand tour of the most sought after ticket in town... Marble Lane- Transforming this chic new restaurant into a festive club like atmosphere is no new task for Marble Lane, as it has played host to the Victoria Secret Fashion Show after party where some of the world’s biggest starts were in attendance. This New Year’s Eve, reside in an Italian black leather banquette and enjoy the scene under a virtual solar system of glowing globe-shaped chandeliers. The Gallery- The newest and largest event space in Manhattan's hottest destination hotel. Inclusive of a modern 5,300 square foot backdrop, lounge seating, state of the art sound & lighting systems and multiple bars, The Gallery has played host to a slew of high profile client’s events including Marc Jacobs during NY Fashion Week, and the NY Food & Wine Festival. PH-D- NYC’s #1 enclosed Rooftop club/lounge is the ultimate penthouse, featuring timeless, luxurious finishes and exquisite panoramic Manhattan skyline views. Seating consists of custom-built Italian leather banquettes with marble tables, and cozy outdoor seating niches.

Dada Life New Years Eve 2013 - Dada Land Compound
December 31, 2012 - Brooklyn

Dada Life New Years Eve 2013 Monday, December 31st, 2013 Dada Life invites you to celebrate New Years Eve in Dada Land Experience the wildest NYE Celebration on the planet in a special Dada Life Compound in Brooklyn, New York The Dada Land Compound located 15 Rewe St (East Williamsburg) Brooklyn, New York 11211 3 Blocks from The Grand St. Stop on the L Train 8pm to 4am Music by: Dada Life, Denizkoyu and Bass Jackers Music: Dance , Dance/Electronic , Electro , Electronica , Progressive House General Admission Tickets Range $65 - $115 (Age 18 and over) 3 Hour Open Bar 9pm to 12am Champagne Toast at 12am for 21 and over Patrons. Vip Tables sections available (21 and over) General Admission, Open Bar, Table Packages available at http://www.wantickets.com/nye13ericvirgil For information, ticket sales, or table information, Text Eric Virgil at 917-664-2686, email info@ericvirgil.com or go to www.ericvirgil.com BROOOOOOKLYN! Get your ass out of the club and celebrate New Years Eve 2013 with the kings of party, Dada Life. This celebration comes with a lot of rules…The Rules Of Dada, that is. First, this NYE celebration could not be held in a club. The city’s popular venues had too many restrictions for a party of epic motherf**king proportions and frankly they’re not Dada enough. So The Boss got down to work and found a special warehouse space in Brooklyn that will be transformed into the “Dada Life Compound.” Think of the “Dada Life Compound” as a cross between Santa’s Workshop, abutcher and the Playboy Mansion’s infamous Grotto. You won’t know quite what’s happening around you…but you’ll love every moment of it. Arrive beautiful and leave ugly…champagne is your cologne/perfume of choice. A three hour open bar midnight champagne toast is available as an upgrade to standard GA tickets and for guest 21 only. Special VIP tables are also available.

Domenico Vacca Holiday Sale - Domenico Vacca
Through December 31, 2012 - New York

Domenico Vacca Holiday Sale 40% Off on Selected Merchandise Please contact your sales associate for a personal appointment, visit our Domenico Vacca stores, or shop online at http://store.domenicovacca.com

Family Fondue Sundays - The Melting Pot of White Plains
Through December 31, 2012 - White Plains

Fondue dining allows everyone to enjoy good conversation, eat slowly, and savor each bite. Parents can enjoy three-course meal (salad, entree, and chocolate), and kids under 14 can have two courses (entree and chocolate), all for a fixed price every Sunday in November from 12-4pm. Visit meltingpot.com/white-plains/specials for details.

2012 NEW YORK NEW YEAR'S EVE FIREWORKS DINNER CRUISE - Spirit Cruises
December 31, 2012 - New York

Enjoy the ultimate New Year's Eve Party aboard the warm and cozy decks of our beautiful ships.You'll get a complete package of fun that includes: Four-Hour Event on the New York Harbor Premium Open Bar (Must be 21 or older with ID to consume alcohol) Grande Dinner Buffet Rockin' DJ for Dancing the Night Away Party Favors & Festive Decorations Champagne Toast at Midnight Stunning views of the illuminating fireworks display at the Statue of Liberty, sponsored by Spirit, as synchronized music accompanies the show in perfect harmony. Receive 15% off using this discount link when booking by Dec. 16. http://archives.subscribermail.com/msg/e5ce365a529142c88ba6eb6f30de375e.htm

Shadow Monsters - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through December 31, 2012 - New York

In this installation, interaction designer Philip Worthington radically enlivens the timeless amusement of creating shadow puppets with the support of a computer, a camera, two projectors, a light box, and original code. The fantasy of monsters materializing from the shadows becomes a reality, thanks to vision-recognition software that augments the gestures of participants with sound and animation.

Neely's Barbecue and Burlesque New Year's Eve Party! - Neely's Barbecue Parlor
December 31, 2012 - New York

Neely’s Barbecue Parlor on the Upper East Side will transform into a cabaret-meets-saloon, hosting a raucous Barbecue and Burlesque party with seatings at 6 pm, 8 pm and 10 pm. Expect skilled dancers clad in lace corsets, feathered boas and ostentatious make-up, Red Velvet Martinis, surround sound music blasting Big Bad Voodoo Daddy hits, the song “Lady Marmalade” and more, and an awesome barbecue buffet. Dining highlights include a house-smoked ham carved to order, smoked onion hush puppies, roasted corn arugula salad, peach cobbler and much more. And of course, a champagne toast at midnight.

Family Friendly New Year's Eve Event - Dave & Buster's
December 31, 2012 - West Nyack

This family-friendly New Year's Eve event included a buffet dinner, $20 game card to play in the restaurant's Million Dollar Midway; a Champagne toast for adults at midnight, dancing to a DJ, and a dessert buffet. Reservations are required; prices subject to tax and tip.

China Latina Heaven & Hell New Year's Eve Party - China Latina
December 31, 2012 - New York

China Latina, the whimsical Latin American-meets-Asian restaurant that also boasts a rooftop bar called Dragones is bridging good and evil on New Year’s Eve: Their Heaven and Hell New Year’s Eve Party Package ($125) includes a fiery, flavor-packed three-course dinner prepared by Executive Chef Julieta Ballesteros in the downstairs restaurant (tables available from 6 pm – 11 pm), plus access to the Dragones Rooftop Party to ring in 2013! This bash in the sky (a heated and partially enclosed rooftop with incredible views of downtown Manhattan) will feature a live DJ, creative cocktails and a champagne toast at midnight. Tables with bottle service are also available, as well as tickets solely for either dinner ($65) or the party ($80).

New Year's Eve at Hotel on Rivington - Hotel on Rivington
December 31, 2012 - New York

Monday, December 31st, 2012 New Year's Eve at Hotel on Rivington located 107 Rivington Street New York, NY 10002 Doors Open at 9:30pm til 5:00am - Open Bar from 930pm-230am - Champagne toast at midnight - Passed hors d'oeuvres from 930pm-1030pm - Live DJ Performance - Coat check (provided by and responsibility of venue - additional charge) - Live feed of the Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball Drop General Admission Tickets, Tables, etc. start at $90 each. To purchase tickets, go to: http://thedreamvine.com/ericvirgil1/new-years-eve-at-hotel-on-rivington For information, admission and table information, text Eric Virgil at 917.664.2686, email info@ericvirgil.com or go to www.ericvirgil.com The Hotel on Rivington, a 21-story glass tower hotel with 360º-unobstructed views, opened its doors in October 2004 in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. The creative undercurrent that powers this New York neighborhood makes it the most exciting part of the city to visit. This luxurious space has hosted everything from fashion shows to celebrity birthday parties and now it is being used to entertain all of your New Year’s needs. The Hotel Rivington is impeccably designed in rich colors, luxurious textures and both intimate and dramatic lighting. When you spend your New Year’s Eve celebrating at The Hotel On Rivington, you will get a taste of just how sophisticated and refined this venue really is. So grab your party hat, dress to impress and come sip some champagne at one of Manhattan’s finest establishments. It will be a New Year’s Eve to outdo the rest when you celebrate at The Hotel on Rivington with only the best! This Event is 21+ With Proper ID

The National September 11 Memorial Extended Holiday Hours - The National September 11 Memorial
Through December 31, 2012 - New York

The National September 11 Memorial has extended holiday hours on December 21-31, 2012. Operating hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. with last entry at 7:00 p.m. Visitor passes are required and must be reserved for a specific date and time. Visitor passes are free and available through the Memorial's online reservation system. The 9/11 Memorial is a tribute of remembrance and honor to the nearly 3,000 people killed in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001. The National September 11 Memorial at the World Trade Center, 1 Albany Street, at the intersection of Albany and Greenwich Streets. http://www.911memorial.org/ (Cost: free)

Bootlegger's Ball: An Ars Nova New Year's Eve Spectacular - Ars Nova
December 31, 2012 - New York

Shine your spats and uncork the moonshine, because we’re puttin’ on the Ritz this New Year's Eve! Just whisper the secret password, and you’ll be whisked away to a hidden world of flappers, gangsters and raucous revelry at this year’s Prohibition-inspired New Year’s Eve Spectacular. The Green Door, our seductive speakeasy, will offer debauched delights for rum runners and moonshiners alike, while The Champagne Suite in our penthouse will deliver the plush pleasures of the Roaring '20s. Come for 5 hours of open bar, 2 floors of bawdy burlesque led by Mistress of Ceremonies and downtown burlesque sensation Tansy Tan Dora, stunning circus acts, and luscious live music by Kinky Spigot and the Welders. Stay and dance all night! Or until we get raided! Pick your party pass: Rum Runner ($125 ticket) -5 hours of all the illicit booze we can smuggle over the border -A delicious dose of bubbly at midnight Public Enemy ($250 ticket) Rum Runner perks, plus: -Reserved VIP-only areas on every level -Cocktail service with top-shelf bar all night long -A selection of blissful bites and delectable desserts -Skip-the-line check-in and complimentary coat check

The National September 11 Memorial Extended Holiday Hours - The National September 11 Memorial
December 31, 2012 - Lower Manhattan

The National September 11 Memorial has extended holiday hours for ten days at the end of the year. The special holiday operating hours are from 10am-8pm with last entry at 7pm. Visitor passes are required and must be reserved for a specific date and time. Visitor passes are free and available through the memorial's online reservation system. The 9/11 Memorial is a tribute of remembrance and honor to the nearly 3,000 people killed in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001.

Monday Night Open Mic Joint - One and One/Nexus Lounge
December 31, 2012 - New York

Looking for special open mic in downtown Manhattan? This is it. Come to one of the hottest open mics in the country - a stage graced by Grammy nominated singers, HBO Def Poetry stars, American Idol finalists, Golden Globe Award-winning actresses, and poets from The Best American Poetry anthology. The Inspired Word's NYC Open Mic Joint, hosted by the legendary Nathan P., is a weekly series open to all types of artists - comedians, musicians, storytellers, singers, poets, fiction/nonfiction writers, playwrights, spoken word artists, performance artists, dancers, ANYTHING and EVERYTHING. And once you experience it for a single night, you?ll see the vibe is totally addictive. 25 slots, 5-minute time limit. ***** When: EVERY Monday! Where: One and One Bar/Restaurant Downstairs Nexus Lounge 76 East 1st Street (corner of 1st Avenue) Manhattan, New York (917) 703-1512 By subway, take the F train to Second Avenue and exit the 1st Avenue side. Doors open for open mic sign-up @ 6:30pm Show starts @ 7:30pm Cover charge: $10 NO AGE LIMIT! ***** For more Inspired Word info, please check out http://inspiredwordnyc.com/.

New Year’s Eve Cruise on the Hudson - Star of Palm Beach
December 31, 2012 - New York

Ring in 2013 while cruising the NYC harbor! This non-stop dance party on the Hudson River is a HOT way to celebrate 2013. All guests enjoy a 3 Hour open bar, 2 live DJs and tons of mixing and mingling with New York’s finest young professionals. Boarding @ 9pm Sailing until 1am Two LIVE DJs spinning Top 40 dance hits! 3 Hour Open Bar Passed Hors D’oeuvres 21 & over only. Photo ID required. Aboard The Star Pier #40 West Houston Street & West Side Highway Tickets start at $108 per person 212-987-9200 http://nysail.com

NYE at Meatpackings own's Ventanas - Open Bar $40 - Ventanas
December 31, 2012 - New York

NYE at Meatpackings own's Ventanas - Open Bar $40 Monday, December 31st, 2012 New Year's Eve at Meatpacking's own Ventanas located 100 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10010 between 16th and 17th Street (Meat Packing District) Doors Open at 9pm to 4am Music by: Dj Abrupt spinning Hip Hop, R&B, Top 40, House, etc. To purchase tickets go to: http://nyeatventanas.eventbrite.com For information, text Eric Virgil 917-664-2686, email info@ericvirgil.com or go to www.ericvirgil.com Special Discounts for Groups 15 or more. Before 1am Advance Ticket is $40 Includes: - Sponsored Open Bar from 9pm to 10pm - Passed Hors D'ouvres from 9pm to 10pm - Midnight Champagne Toast - Free New Year's Eve Party Favors - Live Ball Drop Viewing After 1am Advance Ticket is $30 Table Packages are available: Table are first come first serve and are limited. Get your tables now. Group of 4 Table Package $660 - Admission for 4 People - 2 Premium Bottles of your choice (Ciroc or Hennessy) and Complimentary bottle of Champagne - 20% Gratuity and tax included in the price - Additional people must purchase tickets seperately Group of 6 Table Package $990 - Admission for 6 People - 3 Premium Bottles of your choice (Ciroc or Hennessy) and Complimentary bottle of Champagne - 20% Gratuity and tax included in the price - Additional people must purchase tickets seperately Group of 8 Table Package $1,320 - Admission for 8 People - 4 Premium Bottles of your choice (Ciroc or Hennessy) and Complimentary bottle of Champagne - 20% Gratuity and tax included in the price - Additional people must purchase tickets seperately Ticket, Bottle or General information, text Eric Virgil at 917.664.2686 or email info@ericvirgil.com Group Purchase available text Eric Virgil at 917-664-2686 Venue Description: Partying along the High Line you may find yourself intrigued by the Spanish charm of Ventanas, Chelsea's hot new Latin lover. Hiding beneath the hustle and bustle of New Yorkers at play at our west side playground, this dapper nouveau restaurant and bar serves more than delicious tapas and sangria. The decor, unlike any in NYC, is reminiscent of some awe-striking Spanish cathedral, found along the streets of Barcelona. The bar itself adorned with colorful lit stained glass panels, and lacquered wood, gives Ventanas a playful yet sophisticated vibe, found solely below the High Line. Deep velvet couches line the wall, welcoming all within their plush embrace as they down a pitcher of fresh made sangria and tapas tasties like Gazpacho de Ostras and Zarzuela. And the best part? Not only is there a variety of live entertainment during the week (think sauntering belly dancers), on weekends Ventanas turns into a pulsing night club, complete with house DJ.

New Year's Eve Concert - New York Philharmonic
December 31, 2012 - New York

The Philharmonic will be joined by Marvin Hamlisch's friends and collaborators, including Beth Behrs, Brian d'Arcy James, Lilla Crawford, Joshua Bell, Raul Esparza, Michael Feinstein, Maria Friedman, Josh Groban, Megan Hilty, Audra McDonald, Kelli O'Hara, and Frederica von Stade performing repertoire from Mr. Hamlisch's works for stage and film, including A Chorus Line and Sweet Smell of Success. Paul Gemignani will conduct and Lonny Price will direct the performance.

Live Music Program with Ochún at Havana Central Times Square - Havana Central
December 31, 2012 - New York

There’s something spicy happening at Havana Central Times Square! Check out the restaurant’s live music program every night between Wednesday and Sunday for a special treat you will not forget. Frequent performers and fan favorites such as Ochún, a traditional Cuban salsa band led by Miguel Garcia, are sure to get you moving! Ochún, whose third album Guarachando was nominated for a 2012 Latin Grammy Award for “Best Traditional Tropical Album,” will be playing at Havana Central Times Square this month on December 14, 15, 21 and 22 from 9 to 12 pm. Additionally, the band will play a special show on New Year’s Eve, December 31, from 9:30-12:30 pm. HAVANA CENTRAL The brainchild of entrepreneur Jeremy Merrin, Havana Central evokes the 1950s golden era of Cuba, capturing Havana’s heyday as the world’s most tantalizing playground. Through its festive ambiance, vibrant décor and mouth-watering food, dining at Havana Central is like taking a mini vacation. Corporate Chef Stanley Licairac’s traditional dishes like Vaca Frita, Ropa Vieja and Stuffed Cuban Sandwich are an unmistakable celebration of Cuban cuisine. The cocktail list includes the best Mojitos and Sangrias in New York; the wine list is filled with exceptional finds from Latin America, Spain and Portugal. The first Havana Central was opened over 10 years ago in New York’s Union Square neighborhood. Now, the premier large-format Latin restaurant chain has four high-volume locations in the New York metropolitan area and plans to expand into additional markets in the near future. Hours and menus vary by location. For additional information about Havana Central and its full portfolio of properties, please visit www.HavanaCentral.com LOCATIONS/PROPERTY TOURS: Upper West Side: 2911 Broadway - http://havanacentral.com/360o-tour/west-end/ Times Square: 151 West 46th St. - http://havanacentral.com/360o-tour/times-square/ Yonkers: 1 Ridge Hill Blvd. A3 - http://havanacentral.com/360o-tour/ridge-hill/

New Years Eve at Grace Hotel in Times Square (D.I.P. Aqua Bar & Lounge) - The Grace Hotel (D.I.P. Aqua Bar & Lounge)
December 31, 2012 - New York

Monday, December 31, 2012 New Years Eve at Grace Hotel in Times Square at D.I.P. Aqua Bar & Lounge inside The Grace Hotel 125 W45th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues New York City spinning Top 40, Hip Hop, R&B, House, etc One Hour Vodka Open Bar from 10pm to 11pm Featuring a World-Renowned DJ Festive NYE Party Favors Coat Check (additional charge, not included with ticket) Show up early and help reduce the wait time Make sure to have your physical ticket on hand because you will need to show it to NYPD and security upon request. Going outside to smoke is not guaranteed and will be determined by NYPD the night of the event. Come early and help reduce wait time General Admission Tickets start at $30 VIP Table Packages available. To purchase tickets and table packages go to http://tix.balldrop.com/ericvirgil For Ticket, Table or Group Discount information, text Eric Virgil at 917-664-2686, email info@ericvirgil.com or go to www.ericvirgil.com 21 and over event. Ring in 2013 with a splash at D.I.P Aqua Bar. D.I.P. (Dance In Pool) is located in the Grace Hotel, one of New York’s finest upscale boutiques, located in the heart of Times Square. This stylish bash offers a fantastic value for its unique setting. It features a multi-level lounge, indoor heated pool and the only swim-up bar in NYC! Bring a sexy bikini, get some new trunks while you’re there, or jump in even in full formal regalia or wearing nothing but your skivvies —its anything goes at this hot adult swim event! Enjoy a top shelf cocktail, like a favorite martini during the one hour open vodka bar. The temperature in here’s just right for trailing your toes in the water, swimming a lap, or floating over to the swim up bar window for a top up. Bust a move in or out of the pool to the world renowned DJ spinning all night long. Fun New Year’s Eve party favors will keep you in the spirit all night, and you won’t miss a thing with the live countdown to 2013. Ring in the New Year soaking wet for a night you won’t soon forget—so come on in, the water’s fine!

New Years Eve at Ajna Bar with Dj L - Ajna Bar
December 31, 2012 - New York

New Years Eve at Ajna Bar with Dj L Monday, December 31st, 2012 New Years Eve Party at Ajna Bar located 25 Little West 12th Street between 9th Avenue and Washington Street Music by Dj L and Dj Dove Live Burlesque Show and A Special Live Performance Doors Open at 9:30pm Champagne Toast at Midnight Tickets start at $35 Each To purchase Tickets go to http://www.ajnanye.eventbrite.com 21 and Over For Ticket, Table, or General Information, Text Eric Virgil at 917-664-2686, email info@ericvirgil.com or go to www.ericvirgil.com Please join us this New Year’s Eve at Ajna Bar and celebrate the New Year with class, elegance and style! Located in the trendiest part of town, Ajna Bar brings Euro-Asian flamboyance into the heart of the Meat Packing district. Ajna Bar is constantly attracting top celebrity guests and its red cloth lounge sofas, glass chandeliers and gold murals all add to the seductive atmosphere of this NYC night-club hot spot. This event is top rated cash bar event in the Meatpacking District!

New Years Eve 2013 with Dj Shortkutz - Liberty Theater
December 31, 2012 - New York

Monday, December 31, 2012 New Year's Eve 2013 Liberty Theater at Liberty Theater 234 West 41st Street between 7th and 8th Avenues Doors Open at 8pm to 4am General Admission starts at $75 - A 5 hour premium open bar (9pm-2am) - Complimentary hors d’oeuvres (9pm-11:30pm) - Champagne toast at Midnight - Incredible New York DJ Italo Talarico spinning high octane sets all night long - Live NYE 2013 countdown - Festive Party Favors To purchase tickets go to http://ericvirgiltickets.com/events/Liberty-Theater-New-Years-Eve-2013 For Ticket, Table or General information, text Eric Virgil at 917-664-2686, email info@ericvirgil.com or go to www.ericvirgil.com Modern day Times Square pizzazz and party rockin’ revelry meets Old World glitz and glam as the latest hot spot to hit the scene opens its doors for a spectacular night of good old fashioned dazzling, bright lights, big city merry-making at its finest. We’d like to welcome you to Liberty Theater located in the heart of Times Square on the famed 42nd Street. Constructed in 1904, Liberty Theater prides itself with century’s old history but we are all about 2013, Baby! After an astonishing multi-million dollar renovation, Liberty Theater has been restored to its opulent Beaux Arts glory. The moment you walk in, you will be in awestruck with the dramatic space accented with soaring cathedral ceilings, classic balconies and sweeping staircases. Don’t be fooled by it’s pristine décor, Liberty Theater is a party professional with bragging rights of a savage state of the art sound system, high tech lighting system and plasmas galore. With over 24,000sf, there’s plenty of room to mix, mingle, dance and romance your night away and with four access levels including the Main level and the various VIP areas Mezzanine, Balcony and Center Stage, there’s a party vibe for everyone.

New Years Eve 2013 - TAO New York
December 31, 2012 - New York

New Years Eve 2013 at TAO New York Monday, December 31, 2012 New Years Eve 2013 at TAO New York located 42 East 58th Street New York, NY 10022 Doors Open 8pm to 4am Music by: Billy Steelle spinning Open Format, Top 40, House, Hip Hop Tickets start at $135 - Premium Open Bar 9pm to 2am - Live Dj Peformance - Festive NYE Party Favors - Champagne Toast at Midnight - Live NYE 2013 Countdown To purchase tickets go to: http://ericvirgiltickets.com/events/TAO-New-Years-Eve-2013-40553 For Ticket, Table, or General information, text Eric Virgil at 917-664-2686, email info@ericvirgil.com or go to www.ericvirgil.com TAO New York- A permier nightlife and dining destination from the powerhouse behind Avenue, Marquee, Stanton Social and LAVO. Originally a 19th century stable for the Vanderbilt family and then a balconied movie theater, TAO New York was transformed into a majestic Asian “temple”. The focal point is a towering 16-foot tall Buddha that floats above a virtual reflecting pool complete with Japanese carp. Artifacts from China, Japan, and Thailand are artfully placed throughout the cavernous space. TAO New York boasts 3 levels; including the prized Skybox which offers views of the entire restaurant from its 35-foot high perch.

New Years Eve at The DL - The DL
December 31, 2012 - New York

New Years Eve at The DL Monday, December 31, 2012 New Years Eve at The DL 95 Delancey Street, New York, NY 10002 Doors Open at 9pm to 4am Tickets start at $100 Highlights of The DL's all-out NYE festivities include: - 4 Hour Top Shelf Open Bar (9pm - 1am) - Champagne toast at 12m - Passed hors d'oeuvres for two hours from 9pm-11pm - NYE Party Favors - Televised Live NYE 2013 Countdown - Party Under the Stars on our Heated and Enclosed Rooftop - Live DJ To purchase tickets go to: http://thedreamvine.com/ericvirgil1/new-years-eve-at-the-dl For Ticket, Table or General information, text Eric Virgil at 917-664-2686, email info@ericvirgil.com or go to www.ericvirgil.com Join us at the hottest downtown New Year's Eve party ticket for 2013 at The DL, a restaurant/lounge with three floors including an all-season rooftop in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. The venue, which has a retractable roof and a full kitchen, can host a variety of special events from dinner parties to corporate product launches. It boasts two separate rooms that can operate independently or in conjunction with one another, accommodating a wide range of parties and special events. Dinner on Ludlow is the newly launched restaurant/bar on the first floor of The DL with Executive Chef John Keller creating an American Bistro menu offering a collection of reimagined comfort food with a modern twist. The meticulous design of the room, with high ceilings, yet still remaining warm and comfortable. Bordered by floor to ceiling glass windows, the open-plan space features a long bar, plenty of intimate tables and banquettes amid a gothic elegant décor of crystal chandeliers, dark wood and ornate metal filigree that creates a relaxed cozy space, enhancing the dining experience. The Red Light Room on the second floor is the perfect space for a Private Dining experience, cocktail reception, or any private function. The third floor rooftop is the crown jewel of The DL. Its spacious room, retractable roof, and outdoor patio are a one of a kind experience that transports you away from the streets and offers an entirely new perspective of the Lower East Side.

Cathedral Of St. John The Divine Welcomes The New Year With Annual New Year’s Eve Concert For Peace - Cathedral Of St. John The Divine
December 31, 2012 - Upper West Side

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine will ring in 2013 with a celebration of light and song at the 33rd annual New Year's Eve Concert for Peace. Special guest Judy Collins will join the Cathedral Choir and Orchestra for this evening of seasonal masterpieces, among them Mozart’s Coronation Mass, Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy, Mendelssohn’s Verleigh uns Frieden (Grant us Peace) and Bruckner’s motets. Renowned soloists Jamet Pittman, soprano; Kirsten Sollek, contralto; Steven Fox, tenor; and Peter Stewart, baritone, will also perform. The celebration of music, dance and prayer will be illuminated by the light of candles held by thousands of audience members. NBC Correspondent Harry Smith will host the night’s event. The annual New Year’s Eve Concert for Peace was founded by Leonard Bernstein in 1984 and has become one of the Cathedral’s most celebrated events. Reserved seats are $75. General Admission seats are free, and will be available on a first-come, first- served basis the night of the concert. For additional information and to purchase tickets, visit web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/9697458.

New Year’s Eve 2013 - TAO
December 31, 2012 - New York

Tao New Year’s Eve presented by Joonbug.com will be like no other—featuring an epic countdown to 2013. A big digital clock will be installed on the wall and a recreation of the Times Square ball will be positioned above the towering 16-foot tall Buddha that floats above a virtual reflecting pool. When the clock strikes midnight the ball will fall into the Buddha’s arm and the celebration will last all night long! Enjoy premium open bar from 9pm to 2am, a live DJ performance, festive NYE party favors, and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Don’t miss out on this spectacular party at this premiere nightlife and dining destination. Purchase your tickets now at http://joonbug.com/newyork/newyearseve/TAO-NYC-New-York/FUBwdjbTtkI.

New Year's Eve 2013 - Bowlmor Times Square!
December 31, 2012 - New York

Joonbug.com presents New Year's eve at the center of it all in Times Square's newest Hotspot Bowlmore Lanes, located just blocks from the ball drop. Each room is themed to represent iconic places and time periods in NYC, from Chinatown to Central Park, and everything in between! Experience all of NYC without ever leaving this 90,000 square foot entertainment facility! Escape the wintry air and heat up the night with a 6-hour premium open bar, a world renowned DJ spinning sets of hip hop, dance, 80's and rock on a state of the art sound system, a champagne toast at midnight, and a live NYE 2013 countdown. Don’t miss out! Tickets start at $75 and are available at http://joonbug.com/newyork/newyearseve/Bowlmor-Times-Square-NYC-New-York/weg6iLVYLcg.

New Years Eve 2013 with DJ Jesse Marco! - Best Buy Theater
December 31, 2012 - New York

Look no further! Joonbug.com brings you the "BEST BUY" in Times Square and with so many options within one party, the choice is yours on how you want to kick start your revelry for NYE 2013. Escape the chill of NYC and step into one of the hottest parties in the city. Cash bar, open bar, VIP - Best Buy Theater is your complete NYE party choice! Enjoy world renowned DJ Jesse Marco spinning open format sets of dance, hip hop, house, 80’s and rock on a state of the art sound system, dance the night away on a massive open dance floor, and take part in a live broadcast of the NYE 2013 Times Square countdown with festive NYE party favors! This event is open to guests 18+. For more information and to purchase tickets visit: http://joonbug.com/newyork/newyearseve/Best-Buy-Theater-NYC-New-York/pfVc35UqKp4.

New Years Eve Cruise - Hornblower Cruises & Events
December 31, 2012 - New york

Get on board the Hornblower Hybrid for perfect panoramic views of the New York Skyline! Enjoy dazzling fireworks over the Statue of Liberty, a delicious dinner, premium open bar and DJ entertainment. We have two different packages the Nautical New Year?s Celebration and the Admiral?s New Year's Eve Gala. To learn more about these packages and book your tickets visit us at - http://www.hornblower.com/hce/port/category/ny+SpecialEvents

Art Week: Papercutting - Jewish Children's Museum
December 31, 2012 - Brooklyn

A knife (and lots of skill!) is all she uses to turn a simple piece of paper into a masterpiece. Watch Dena Levie as she demonstrates her unique craftsmanship, and create your own “cutting-edge” art to take home.

Dream Downtown New Years Eve - Open Bar - Dream Hotel Downtown
December 31, 2012 - New York

Dream Downtown New Years Eve - Open Bar Monday, December 31st, 2012 Dream Downtown's New Year's Eve 2013 at Dream Hotel Downtown 355 W 16th Street, New York, NY 10011 Doors Open at 8pm. Close at 4am Tickets start at $150 and up. For Ticket, Table, & General Admission information, text Eric Virgil 917-664-2686, email info@ericvirgil.com, or go to www.ericvirgil.com View all Packages and Purchase Tickets at link below: http://Virgil.dreamdowntownNye.com Premium Open Bar until 12:30am (start time varies upon room) Live Dj Performances Live Feed of the Times Square New Year's Eve Ball Drop Champagne Toast at Midnight Festive NYE Party Favors Passed Hor's D'oeuvres: Mini Burgers, Fries in a Cone with Curry Jetchup, Mini Grilled Cheese w/ Tomato Soup Shots, Tomato and Mozzarella Costini, Curry Chicken on a Tostada, Smoked Salmon Crepes This Event is 21 and over with Proper ID The Dream Downtown is New York City’s newest premier Hotel property. Situated between the hip, cool Meatpacking District and chic, charming Chelsea, Dream Downtown’s innovative atmosphere breathes new life into the New York hotel and nightlife scene. Boasting 4 lounges each with its own distinct décor, party vibe and bar to satisfy every nightlife palate, the choice is yours on where you want to take your night. And now for the grand tour of the most sought after ticket in town... Marble Lane- Transforming this chic new restaurant into a festive club like atmosphere is no new task for Marble Lane, as it has played host to the Victoria Secret Fashion Show after party where some of the world’s biggest starts were in attendance. This New Year’s Eve, reside in an Italian black leather banquette and enjoy the scene under a virtual solar system of glowing globe-shaped chandeliers. The Gallery- The newest and largest event space in Manhattan's hottest destination hotel. Inclusive of a modern 5,300 square foot backdrop, lounge seating, state of the art sound & lighting systems and multiple bars, The Gallery has played host to a slew of high profile client’s events including Marc Jacobs during NY Fashion Week, and the NY Food & Wine Festival. PH-D- NYC’s #1 enclosed Rooftop club/lounge is the ultimate penthouse, featuring timeless, luxurious finishes and exquisite panoramic Manhattan skyline views. Seating consists of custom-built Italian leather banquettes with marble tables, and cozy outdoor seating niches.cozy outdoor seating niches.

Dream Downtown New Years Eve - Open Bar - Dream Hotel Downtown
December 31, 2012 - New York

Dream Downtown New Years Eve - Open Bar Monday, December 31st, 2012 Dream Downtown's New Year's Eve 2013 at Dream Hotel Downtown 355 W 16th Street, New York, NY 10011 Doors Open at 8pm. Close at 4am Tickets start at $150 and up. For Ticket, Table, & General Admission information, text Eric Virgil 917-664-2686, email info@ericvirgil.com, or go to www.ericvirgil.com View all Packages and Purchase Tickets at link below: http://Virgil.dreamdowntownNye.com Premium Open Bar until 12:30am (start time varies upon room) Live Dj Performances Live Feed of the Times Square New Year's Eve Ball Drop Champagne Toast at Midnight Festive NYE Party Favors Passed Hor's D'oeuvres: Mini Burgers, Fries in a Cone with Curry Jetchup, Mini Grilled Cheese w/ Tomato Soup Shots, Tomato and Mozzarella Costini, Curry Chicken on a Tostada, Smoked Salmon Crepes This Event is 21 and over with Proper ID The Dream Downtown is New York City’s newest premier Hotel property. Situated between the hip, cool Meatpacking District and chic, charming Chelsea, Dream Downtown’s innovative atmosphere breathes new life into the New York hotel and nightlife scene. Boasting 4 lounges each with its own distinct décor, party vibe and bar to satisfy every nightlife palate, the choice is yours on where you want to take your night. And now for the grand tour of the most sought after ticket in town... Marble Lane- Transforming this chic new restaurant into a festive club like atmosphere is no new task for Marble Lane, as it has played host to the Victoria Secret Fashion Show after party where some of the world’s biggest starts were in attendance. This New Year’s Eve, reside in an Italian black leather banquette and enjoy the scene under a virtual solar system of glowing globe-shaped chandeliers. The Gallery- The newest and largest event space in Manhattan's hottest destination hotel. Inclusive of a modern 5,300 square foot backdrop, lounge seating, state of the art sound & lighting systems and multiple bars, The Gallery has played host to a slew of high profile client’s events including Marc Jacobs during NY Fashion Week, and the NY Food & Wine Festival. PH-D- NYC’s #1 enclosed Rooftop club/lounge is the ultimate penthouse, featuring timeless, luxurious finishes and exquisite panoramic Manhattan skyline views. Seating consists of custom-built Italian leather banquettes with marble tables, and cozy outdoor seating niches.cozy outdoor seating niches.

New Year’s Eve Party Cruise on The Hudson - Star of Palm Beach
December 31, 2012 - New York

Drink. Dance. Cruise into 2013! Who: Affairs Afloat What: Party aboard NYC’s largest floating nightclub to ring in the New Year. Where: The Star of Palm Beach: Pier # 40- West Houston Street & West Side Highway When: Monday, December 31st 2012 Boarding: 9:00pm; Sailing until 1:00am Why: To Rock The Boat into 2013. How: Purchase tickets in advance for $108.00 per person, Group Discounts & VIP Packages Available Details: · Two Live DJs spinning Top 40 Dance Favorites · 3 Hour Open Premium Bar · Passed Hors D’Oeuvres · 21 & over only. Proper ID required. · We’re toasty for the holiday; the boat is enclosed and climate controlled. For more information please contact 212-987-9200

MexiBBQ's New Year's Eve Dinner and Open Bar - MexiBBQ
December 31, 2012 - Astoria

MexiBBQ (37-11 30th Avenue, Astoria, NY, 718-626-0333, www.mexibbq.com) will offer a three-course prix-fixe dinner ($38) with seatings from 5 pm to 9 pm that features Executive Chef Jonathan VanSleet’s crave-worthy combination of Mexican fare and Southern Barbecue. And stick around after dinner for their full-on New Year’s Eve party: Open bar from 10 pm to 1 am ($48) that includes their awesome craft beer and tequila selection, plus a live band, champagne toast, party favors and a late-night a la carte menu.

Art Week - Jewish Children's Museum
December 31, 2012 - Brooklyn

From December 23 to January 1, The Jewish Children's Museum hosts Art Week. Activities include foil sculpting, paper cutting, fruit cutting, candle making, and more. Check the Museum's website for precise information.

Celebrate New Year's Eve at The Americano - Hotel Americano
December 31, 2012 - New York

The Americano (518 West 27th Street, 212-525-0000, http://www.hotel-america…) is holding a stylish New Year's Eve party -- the Masquerade Ball, complete with dinner and dancing (1st seating 7pm, $105 three-course meal and champagne toast; second seating 9pm $250 four-course dinner and bottle of champagne for 2) . Guests are encouraged to wear black and white for the bash, which pays homage to the costume parties that were all the rage in France during the 15th century. The design of the restaurant perfectly embodies the party's sleek theme: Black banquets give The Americano an air of sophistication, while high ceilings, large light fixtures and floor-to-ceiling windows accentuate the light-filled room. And The Americano's New Year's Eve tasting menu is just as stunning as the décor, featuring Executive Chef Joseph Buenconsejo's exquisite French fare with a Latin flair. Or, head up to Conosur, Hotel Americano's new winter rooftop wonderland! Sink into the sheepskin covered chairs and gaze up at the stars as you enjoy a special New Year's Eve menu with wine and cocktail pairings ($395). Live jazz performance by Cole Ramstad & Band will keep you entertained, and magnums of champagne will be popping at midnight! Hotel Americano's New Year's Eve 12.31.12 WATCH THE STARS Rooftop Dining at Conosur Menu & Pairing $395 Live Jazz Performance by Cole Ramstad and Band MASQUERADE BALL at The Americano 1st Seating 7PM 3 Course Prix Fixe Dinner Champagne Toast $105 2nd Seating 9:30PM 4 Course Prix Fixe Dinner Bottle of champagne for two

COLDPLAY & JAY-Z - Barclays Center
December 31, 2012 - Brooklyn

New Year's Eve Packages And Music At Empire City Casino - Empire City Casino
December 31, 2012 - Yonkers

Empire City Casino (Yonkers, N.Y.) will host an evening of New Year's eve entertainent, including The Guss Hayes Band in Empire Terrace, dinner packages and live entertainment. The popular Westchester band leader, Guss Hayes of Yonkers – will be among the musical entertainment helping to bring in 2013. Special dinner party packages are available, and live entertainment at the Entertainment Lounge in the Gotham Palace will be featured as the curtain comes down on 2012. The FDR Drive Band will also perform, and the Entertainment Lounge will have the slots, roulette, craps and baccarat as a back drop to live complimentary entertainment.

Home Made Desserts Ring In The New Year At Grand Central Oyster Bar - Grand Central Oyster Bar
December 31, 2012 - New York

For a "Sweet Night" of New Year's Eve reveling, check out the historic Grand Central Oyster Bar which will offer its annual dessert menu all day Monday, December 31, to wrap up 2012, before heading to Times Square for the ball to drop or a family visit to the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. Executive Chef Sandy Ingber and Pastry Chef Janoz Noka have teamed to put forth their own visions of sugarplums. The Oyster Bar, located on the lower level of Grand Central Terminal, will be open from 11:30 AM for lunch through 10:00 PM for dinner reservations. Call 212-490-6650, or visit www.oysterbarny.com.

New Year's Eve Party - Mika Japanese Cuisine & Bar
December 31, 2012 - New York

Don’t want to break your bank accounts in going to any restaurants? Don’t want to wait in long lines to get into overcrowded night clubs? Want to have the best meals, deals and experience with your friends and family to count down the year into 2013? 12/31/2012 7pm-4am 150 Centre Street, NY (2 mins to subway Canal Street station) Event info: http://www.asianinny.com/?p=26017 We have planned a NYE Bash you have been waiting for! This was our secret party but now opened to our friends! That’s YOU! AsianInNY has partnered with Mika Japanese Cuisine & Bar, Ty Ku Premium Sake & Spirits, Oseki Sake, Sapporo Beer, Aspire Communications and all Chinatown community to bring you a night of amazing entertainment, performance, music and delicious Prix-fixe meals prepared by a chef from Nobu. Featuring: Performance by Reni: Electro Pop singer, ReniReni is well known for her futuristic adorability, profound ideology and high-energy onstage presence. Service by cute maids: Maid café is a cosplay restaurant that is super popular in Japan. They surely know how to serve the customers! Music by DJ J4: Spinning music for the night will be recording artist DJ J4, who has released 4 rap albums. Two options, to purchase tickets: http://asianinnynye2012.eventbrite.com A. 7 – 9pm: Prix-fixe meals including appetizer, entree, desert, and one drink for $40 only (online advance ticket before 12/30) or $50 at door. You can stay to party whole night with no extra charge. B. 9pm – 4am: Entertainment starts with dance, music, performance, party favors and maids service for only $20 (online advance ticket before 12/30) or $30 at door for admission. Midnight Toast: shots for “everyone” curtsey of our sponsors! If you haven’t decided what you want to do for New Year’s Eve, now, you know where to go! Together we will bring Chinatown a lot of love, fun and support to welcome a better year!

Africa: From the Desert to the Sea - Maritime Aquarium
Through January 01, 2013 - Norwalk

Learn about the importance of habitat preservation and conservation while observing such exotic African species as the air-breathing lungfish and electric catfish that use bioelectric radar to sense surroundings and zap their food.

Stroller Strides - The Source Mall
Through January 01, 2013 - Westbury

Fitness for moms, fun for baby. Workout with your little ones in tow, while they are entertained and having fun. Moms meet other moms, make strides in fitness, motherhood, and life. Your first class is FREE. Contact AdeleArkin@strollerstrides.net for more information.

'The Polar Express' - IMAX Theater, Maritime Aquarium
Through January 01, 2013 - Norwalk

See this popular holiday film about a young boy who doubts the existence of Santa Claus and gets taken on a magical Christmas Eve trip to the North Pole. Through January 1, 2013.

Holiday Magic - Mystic Seaport
Through January 01, 2013 - Mystic

Gather your family and friends and enjoy special holiday tours, learn a few magic tricks, and attend a professional historic magic show.

Traveling Exhibition: Strange Matter - Connecticut Science Center
Through January 01, 2013 - Hartford

Examine the always amazing and sometimes bizarre world of modern materials, providing a glimpse of where the future of materials research might take us in this 6,000 square-foot interactive exhibit.

RIME & TOPER 'Snap Back - Dangerous Drawings About New York' - Klughaus Gallery
Through January 01, 2013 - New York

Opening Reception: Saturday, December 15, 2012 from 6-10pm Location: 47 Monroe Street New York, NY 10002 RSVP: rsvp@klughaus.net In celebration of Klughaus Gallery’s one-year anniversary, we are thrilled to announce “Snap Back – Dangerous Drawings About New York,” a dual artist show featuring Brooklyn natives RIME (Jersey Joe) and TOPER. “Snap Back” will feature illustrations and paintings that integrate elements of the artists’ past experiences living in New York City; each piece is inspired by a personal story. "TOPER is one of my oldest friends and a very talented guy with a very interesting life experience,” says RIME. “This show aims to tap into our life experience coming up in New York.” Best known for his explosive use of color combined with dynamic lettering and innovative characters, RIME started painting graffiti in Staten Island in 1991. He spent many years mastering his style throughout New York and New Jersey and had achieved international recognition for his distinct aesthetic by 2003. In 2005, RIME moved to Los Angeles to concentrate on fine art. It was also in 2005 that he became a member of the legendary crew MSK. This marks the first time in almost a decade that RIME will be headlining a show back in his hometown. TOPER grew up painting alongside such legends as Dash Snow (SACE), REVS, DG, SETUP, SCOPE, and of course, RIME, after the two met growing up in Staten Island. TOPER’s name has been known and respected in the New York graffiti art scene since the mid-to-late 1990s as a writer known for his distinctive New York street-motivated style, a technique he is now channeling into his fine art. For a preview catalog, please contact: sales@klughaus.net The exhibit will be on display through January 1, 2013

Art Week: Craft- A- Candle - Jewish Children's Museum
Through January 01, 2013 - Brooklyn

Spread the warmth by sending a candle-gram to a homeless family. 'Melt, dip, and shape beeswax to create your own traditional braided candle. Visit the Jewish Children’s Museum to join the Artists in Action as they demonstrate their skills Dec 23 - Jan 1. Go to www.JCM.museum for complete schedule. Upcoming Art Events at the Jewish Children's Museum: Fruit Carving- Dec. 25 Glass Beading- Dec. 30 Paper cutting, Dec. 31 Craft a Candle- All week

Art Week: Craft- A- Candle - Jewish Children's Museum
Through January 01, 2013 - Brooklyn

Melt, dip, and shape beeswax to create your own traditional braided candle. Spread the warmth by sending a candle-gram to a homeless family.

Annual Holiday Express Train Show - Fairfield Museum and History Center
Through January 02, 2013 - Fairfield

Visit the annual Holiday Express Train Show, an exhibit of model trains winding around a decorated tree and through holiday scenery. Members of the Fairfield based Housatonic Model Railroad Club and the Connecticut G-Scalers Club are on hand to answer questions and point out details of the collectibles, classic trains, modular dioramas and antique trains in this holiday display. The show will run on weekends with special weekday hours between Christmas and New Years. Check the website for the weekday hours. Through January 2, 2012.

Now's the Time: Recent Acquisitions - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through January 02, 2013 - New York

This presentation surveys some of the most exciting contemporary artworks acquired by the Guggenheim in the past five years. Works by artists such as Natascha Sadr Haghighian, Lyle Ashton Harris, Barbara Kruger, Ryan Trecartin, and Danh Vo are on view in the museum for the first time.

Celebrities: We Remember Them Well - ArtsWestchester's The Arts Exchange
Through January 02, 2013 - White Plains

An exhibition of rare celebrity portraits, featuring approximately 150 rare, vintage photos of iconic celebrities. Some of the last photos taken of John Lennon and Yoko Ono as a couple before Lennon's death are featured prominently. Other photos taken of artists, actors, politicians and authors - Marilyn Monroe, Louis Armstrong, and President Obama among them - will all be showcased. Unique for their quality and poignancy, the works are artful images of the last half-century's most illustrious and influential personages. Combing prominent gallery and private collections, Westchester-based curator Milton J. Ellenbogen has assembled this selection of vintage, candid photographs and exquisite studio portraits. Lectures and expert panels will accompany the exhibition. All photographs are for sale. Through January 1. For more information, visit artsw.org/celebrities or call 914-428-4220.

'Flying Monsters' - American Musem of Natural History, LeFrak Theater
Through January 04, 2013 - Upper West Side

"Flying Monsters" is a new giant screen adventure about the awe-inspiring world of a group of reptiles who ruled the skies about 220 million years ago. Produced by award-winning Atlantic Productions and distributed by National Geographic Entertainment, the film follows world-renowned naturalist Sir David Attenborough as he sets out to uncover the truth about the enigmatic pterosaurs, who, after insects, were the first creatures to fly. Attenborough, who wrote and narrates the film, works with scientists and engineers to try and understand how and why pterosaurs flew, traveling to New Mexico's "Ghost Ranch," Big Bend National Park in Texas, Lyme Regis in the United Kingdom, an ancient pterosaur landing site in Southern France, a fossil pit in Germany where near-perfect pterosaur specimens have been found, and China's remote Liaoning Province in search of answers. How did creatures the size of giraffes with a wingspan of 45 feet fly through the air? The audience will be immersed in the world of the pterosaur and experience the enormous challenges these creatures faced to survive, let alone flourish, in prehistoric skies. The film will introduce viewers to Dimorphodon, the earliest known pterosaur with a complete fossil, Darwinopterus, which, with a lighter build than Dimorphodon, had a wingspan of 2.3-3.3 feet, Tapejara, which may have configured its body to sail across the ocean in search of prey, and Quetzalcoatlus, which, with a wingspan of 33-40 feet and an 8-foot-long beak, is the biggest known animal that has ever flown. Flying Monsters 3D won a BAFTA award in 2011 from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in the Specialist Factual category, Best 3D Program at the 2011 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, and Best Science Film from the Association of International Broadcasting. The film will screen at the museum through January 4, 2013. Entrance to the museum is included in movie ticket price.

NY See the Holiday Lights! Tour - OnBoard Tours
Through January 05, 2013 -

This three-hour tour showcases New York's Christmas spirit, displayed in one of the most elaborate light shows in the world. See Rockefeller Center, then cruise down Fifth Avenue, where department stores like Macy's, Saks, and Lord & Taylor will be outfitted for the holidays in classic New York style. Tour departs daily from 50th St. & Seventh Ave. in Times Square at 7pm.

MUMMENSCHANZ - Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
Through January 05, 2013 -

The troupe creates a playful and uniquely memorable experience through an inventive use of forms, shadow and light and creative manipulation of sculptural, expressive masks. The result is a visually stunning spectacle of family entertainment that sparks the imagination and transcends cultural barriers. In 2012, it will be forty years since the founding of the legendary Mummenschanz - an important anniversary which the ensemble will celebrate with its audiences all over the world. The witty ideas of the group, founded in Paris in 1972 by Andres Bossard, Floriana Frassetto and Bernie Schurch, have been carrying away audiences all over the world. So much so that Mummenschanz have come to mean far more than a name. The work of the group has become a form of art which has put its mark on the Mime-Masque Theater, and impressed a few generations of audiences. Showgoers of all ages and culture who, led into the creative work of Mummenschanz, witness weird timeless creatures and incredible colorful forms competing to enchant them. Check website for performance schedule.

Craft-Tastic: An Exhibiton and Sale of Handmade Goods - Pelham Art Center
Through January 05, 2013 - Pelham

An annual artisan exhibit and craft sale featuring one-of-a-kind and affordable crafts and gifts, including ceramics, artwork, jewelry, glass, and furniture. Through Jan. 5, 2013.

Craft-Tastic: An Exhibiton and Sale of Handmade Goods - Pelham Art Center
Through January 05, 2013 - Pelham

A lush variety of unique and affordable artisan crafts will be on display and for sale at Pelham Art Center’s annual artisan exhibition, "Craft-Tastic." This year’s exhibition will feature a variety of crafts, large and small, including jewelry, leather goods, ceramics, letterpress, ornaments, furniture, sculpture, and visual arts.

RAMMELLZEE Fine Art Gallery Workshop - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through January 05, 2013 - SoHo

Experience RAMMELLZEE's unique world of neon color, edgy design, and vast imagination in this series of fine art workshops. To fully explore his vision, CMA Teaching Artists will introduce kids to a variety of mediums and techniques including illustration, painting, sculpture, and music.

'White Christmas' - Westchester Broadway Theatre
Through January 05, 2013 - Elmsford

Make your days merry and bright by warming to an unforgettable tap-dancing delight! Based on the beloved, timeless film, this heartwarming musical adaptation features seventeen Irving Berlin songs. Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil's former army commander. The dazzling score features well known standards including "Blue Skies," "I Love A Piano," "How Deep Is the Ocean," and the perennial favorite, "White Christmas," that will fill you with the joy of the season. Through January 5, 2013.

iLuminate Presents: Artist of Light - The Duke on 42nd Street
Through January 05, 2013 - NY

iLuminate wowed the nation with their groundbreaking light suits on “America’s Got Talent” and then took to the road, performing for awestruck crowds around the world. Now, iLuminate Productions takes you on a fantastical journey in their first off-Broadway show! “Artist of Light” tells the story of Jacob, a talented but insecure young artist who struggles to connect with the real world. He takes comfort in his magical paintbrush, which grants him the power to turn the characters of his imagination into living, breathing creatures. When a jealous bully steals the paintbrush and uses it for evil, turning Jacob ’s sweet creations into horrifying monsters, Jacob must face danger without the help of his miraculous tool. He fights to save his town and friends, all while knowing the paintbrush that brought him so much joy is now a weapon in the hands of a villain bent on destruction. Music, art, and the technological magic of iLuminate bring you a story of adventure and romance told through dance styles from contemporary to hip-hop to breaking and using the power of light. We invite you to join us for “Artist of Light,” an original and wholly unforgettable theatrical experience!

The Barber of Seville - Metropolitan Opera
Through January 05, 2013 - New York

The Metropolitan Opera's special holiday presentation this year is Bartlett Sher's abridged, English version of Rossini's comic masterpiece. A perfect way to introduce kids and others to the magic of the opera, featuring slapstick comedy and pure romance. The charming and irresistible cast of young stars includes Isabel Leonard as the lovely Rosina, Alek Shrader as the Count who woos her, and Rodion Pogossov as the conspiring barber. Performances on 12/18, 22, 26, 27, 29, 1/3 & 5.

Creatures of Light: Nature's Bioluminescence - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 06, 2013 - Upper West Side

The perpetually dark deep ocean comprises the vast majority of the planet's habitable environments where approximately 90 percent of the organisms are bioluminescent and provide the only source of light. Many of these environments are threatened habitats where organisms are in danger of disappearing, some before they have been discovered and studied. Creatures of Light introduces visitors to the astonishing variety of bioluminescent creatures; explores the different ways in which organisms glow, as well as explains the physics and chemistry of natural light; reveals how the ability to glow can be advantageous; and considers how scientists study -- and use -- bioluminescence. Visitors enter the exhibition through a forest of bioluminescent mushrooms surrounding a large-scale mushroom at the center. One section evokes a New England meadow on a summer night and highlights how fireflies use patterns of flashing light to communicate and attract mates; another invites visitors to peer into Waitomo Cave of New Zealand and learn how glowworms attract prey. The exhibition includes live flashlight fish that harbor bioluminescent bacteria. Creatures of Light also features an interactive environment that introduces visitors to the brilliant light displays of Mosquito Bay in Vieques, Puerto Rico, where high concentrations of microscopic dinoflagellates, a type of plankton, create a glowing, luminescent halo around anything that moves through the bay; and a large interactive image of the Bloody Bay coral wall in the Cayman Islands. A "deep sea theater" reveals the amazing diversity of living light that marine biologists have captured on camera including anglerfishes waving bioluminescent "lures" to attract prey and jellyfishes that light up like a flashing pinwheel when threatened.

Origami Holiday Tree - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 06, 2013 - New York

An annual Museum tradition, the delightfully decorated Origami Holiday Tree has marked the start of the holiday season at the Museum for more than 30 years. Volunteers begin folding in July to complete the 500 creations that will be displayed on the tree. During the holiday season, volunteers will be on hand to teach visitors of all ages the art of origami folding. The theme of this year's 13-foot tree is Museum Collections, with ornaments inspired by current exhibitions Spiders Alive!, Creatures of Light: Nature's Bioluminescence, and the upcoming 2013 exhibition Whales: Giants of the Deep. The Origami Holiday Tree will display models folded by local, national, and international origami artists. Expect to see a pod of whales, a cluster of spiders, a barrel of monkeys, a flight of butterflies, a flock of birds, a school of fish, a large herd of dinosaurs, and more. Past themes have included "Fantastic Creatures: Mythic and Real," "Under the Sea," and "Origami Safari."

Annual Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Creche - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 06, 2013 -

The Museum continues a longstanding holiday tradition with the presentation of its Christmas tree, a favorite of New Yorkers and visitors from around the world. A vivid eighteenth-century Neapolitan Nativity scene?embellished with a profuse array of diminutive, lifelike attendant figures and silk-robed angels hovering above -- adorns the candlelit spruce. Recorded music and lighting ceremonies add to the enjoyment of the holiday display.

Creatures of Light: Nature's Bioluminescence - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 06, 2013 - Upper West Side

This exhibition features the extraordinary organisms that produce light, from the flickering fireflies found in backyards across the Northeast to the alien deep-sea fishes that illuminate the perpetually dark depths of the oceans. Rare among plants and animals that live on land, the ability to glow--that is, generate light through a chemical reaction--is much more common in the ocean, where up to 90 percent of animals at depths below 700 meters are bioluminescent, including many unknown to science. Like the crystal jelly whose glow led to a revolution in cell biology, these animals may hold important clues to essential questions, but scientists are in a race against time as habitats are increasingly threatened by pollution, overfishing, and global climate change. Visitors will move through a series of re-created environments, from the familiar to the extreme, to explore the diversity of organisms that glow and how they do it; discover the variety of ways in which light is used to attract a mate, lure unsuspecting prey, or defend against a predator; and learn how, where, and why scientists study this amazing natural phenomenon. Throughout the exhibition, iPads featuring videos, infographics, photo albums, and animations will provide opportunities to hear directly from researchers about their work. Starting in a local meadow on "a summer's night," where fireflies use unique patterns of flashing light to communicate with potential mates, visitors will descend into "a mysterious cave" in New Zealand to watch a fantastic spectacle of luminescent "fishing lines" strung by larval gnats (glowworms) to trap prey. A unique interactive environment in "a sparkling sea" will introduce the brilliant light displays of Mosquito Bay on Puerto Rico's Vieques Island, where high concentrations of microscopic dinoflagellates, a type of plankton, create a halo around anything that moves through the water. Visitors will activate the bioluminescent bay as they move through this section. "The night dive" will feature a large-scale, day-and-night interactive image of the Cayman Islands' Bloody Bay Wall, a remarkable coral wall that is home to both bioluminescent and biofluorescent animals, which glow only after exposure to light. In "altered light," visitors will encounter the jellyfish Aequorea victoria, which combines bioluminescence with biofluorescence (in which an organism's molecules absorb blue light, then radiate it at a lower energy, longer wavelength) to emit flashes of green light. The protein found in its light organs, known as the green fluorescent protein (GFP), has become a critical tool in cellular and developmental biology, used for mapping neural circuits, observing cancer cells, and much more. Borrowed Light will feature live flashlight fishes, which harbor bioluminescent bacteria in an organ under their eyes, and highlight symbiotic relationships. "The deep ocean" will take visitors into the perpetually dark deep ocean, which comprises the vast majority of the planet's habitable space. A deep sea theater will reveal the diversity of animals that marine biologists have captured on camera, including female anglerfishes waving bioluminescent "lures" to attract prey and mates, and jellyfishes that light up like a flashing pinwheel when threatened.

Spiders Alive! - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 06, 2013 - Upper West Side

For centuries, spiders have inspired storytellers, from Ovid to E. B. White to the creators of the eponymous superhero, but their actual role in diverse ecosystems around the globe is just as captivating. Spiders Alive! immerses visitors in the fascinating and complex world of spiders, among the most versatile animals on the planet: they inhabit every continent but Antarctica and are able to survive in environments that range from deserts to rainforests to crowded cities. Spiders are also important predators. By one estimate, the spiders on one acre of woodland alone consume more than 80 pounds of insects a year. Scientists have identified over 42,000 species of spiders to date, and there are at least as many more to be discovered. Among the live spiders visitors will encounter in this exhibition are the goliath bird eater, one of the largest spiders in the world, whose prey includes snakes, mice, and frogs; the venomous western black widow, one of the few North American spiders harmful to people; and species from other arachnid orders, including African whip spiders, whose whip-like feelers, up to 10 inches in length, help the animal find its way. Spiders Alive! will explore spiders' silk, venom, and little-known defensive mechanisms such as mimicry and noise making. The exhibition will also include larger-than-life models, videos, interactive exhibits, and fossils, and Museum staff will be handling live arachnids for visitors to see up close. Gallery 77, first floor

Colors of the Universe - Chinese Hardstone Carving - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 06, 2013 -

Stone carving is one of the oldest arts in China, its beginnings dating back to remote antiquity. Although jade, the mineral nephrite, was held in the highest esteem, all stones that could achieve a luster after polishing, be it agate, turquoise, malachite, chalcedony, quartz, jasper, or lapis lazuli, were also appreciated. Stone carving experienced an efflorescence during the Qing dynasty (1644-1911), when an abundant supply of raw materials, exceptionally accomplished craftsmen, and, in particular, keen imperial patronage contributed to the creation of numerous superb works.

Ada Bobonis: Stages, Mountains, Water - Queens Museum of Art
Through January 06, 2013 - Queens

Ada Bobonis' site-specific installation entitled Stages, Mountains, Water transforms the Museum's second floor gallery space into an invigorating chromatic environment evoking the Caribbean landscape. Geometric compositions in hues of blue and green are either painted on the wall or adhered to the glass railing facade in the form of translucent color film. Alluding to horizons and vistas, expansive bodies of land and water, the work takes its inspiration from the Panama Canal, one of the icons of 19th century aspirations for the New World. The construction of the Panama Canal (1880 - 1914) was a historical triumph of international ambition at the turn of the century. Upon completion, the 51-mile-long ship canal connected the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean by cutting across the Isthmus of Panama, and has since become a key conduit for global maritime trade. The area's topography is characterized by vast mountain vistas, the Gatun Lake, and the presence of the Panama Canal Locks (long vertical barriers of different sizes controlling the passage of over-sized ships), and is a spectacular fusion of the natural world and man's interventions upon it. Stages, Mountains, Water deftly renders the peculiar landscape of the Panama Canal in a minimal composition of color and shapes. While the color-treated glass railing facade creates an evocative aquatic effect, the "cloud of blades" overhead – clustered sculptural cutouts spanning the gallery's ceiling - symbolizes man's forceful intercession in the natural landscape that profoundly altered the location. The installation further brings the view of Flushing Meadows Corona Park and the Unisphere, a 140-foot-high steel representation of Earth built as an emblem for the 1964 World's Fair, into the gallery space itself. Separated by exactly half a century, the Panama Canal and the Unisphere - both products of the state-of-the-art engineering of their time - echo each other with the timeless human aspiration for exploration they embody, whether by taming the power of the oceans or spanning the infinite reaches of outer space.

Native Voices: New England Tribal Families - Stepping Stones Museum
Through January 06, 2013 - Norwalk

This exhibit is an introduction to Native Americans living in New England today. By visiting five different communities from northern to southern New England, visitors learn about Native American traditions and how modern families balance contemporary life with preservation of important cultural identities through stories and songs.

Building Boom with KEVA (Knowledge-Exploration-Visual Arts) - Long Island Children's Museum
Through January 06, 2013 - Garden City

Get ready to explore the simple and complex possibilities of construction as you move from the drawing board to the construction crew. Building Boom with KEVA encourages you to conceive, then build, the design project of your dreams -- bridges, skyscrapers, castles, airplanes, trestles, spirals and more. You?ll develop a first-hand understanding of the physical forces at work in the design process as you apply principles of balance, proportion and geometry to your design. Building Boom with KEVA brings out the designer, architect and engineer in each of us as you problem solve and think in three dimension. Uniform in size, KEVA planks use only gravity ? no glue or connectors. You'll dabble with physics to achieve balance, proportion and stability. Stumped for a design project? Draw inspiration from 50 permanent building models on display. This exhibit runs through January 6, 2013.

Caribbean: Crossroads of the World - Queens Museum of Art
Through January 06, 2013 - Flushing

This exhibit features more than 400 works, including painting, sculpture, prints, books, photography, film, video, and historic artifacts from various Caribbean nations, Europe and the United States. Transcendent in scope, this exhibit examines the exchange of people, goods, ideas and information between the Caribbean basin, Europe, and North America, and it explores the impact of these relationships on the Caribbean and how it is imagined.

Chinese Gardens - Pavilions, Studios, Retreats - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 06, 2013 -

In the densely populated urban centers of China, enclosed gardens have long been an integral part of residential and palace architecture, serving as extensions of living quarters. The preferred site for hosting literary gatherings, theatrical performances, and imaginary outings, gardens were often designed following the same compositional principles used in painting. And as idealized landscapes, gardens often drew inspiration from literary themes first envisioned by painters. Not only were painters often recruited to design gardens, but as gardens came to be identified with the tastes and personalities of their residents, artists were also called upon to create idealized paintings of gardens to serve as symbolic portraits intended to reflect the character of the owner. This exhibition, which encircles the Astor Chinese Garden Court, explores the pictorial imagery of gardens as an abiding source of artistic invention. Featuring more than sixty paintings, as well as ceramics, carved bamboo, lacquerware, metalwork, textiles, and several contemporary photographs from the Museum's collection, the exhibition examines the rich interactions between pictorial and garden arts in China across more than one thousand years.

Tunes with Tina - Bar on Fifth at Setai Fifth Avenue
Through January 06, 2013 - Midtown East

Singer/jazz pianist Tina deVaron will take center stage at this interactive weekend brunch where kids and parents are invited to sing along and request songs while enjoying a prix-fixe menu. September's theme is "Back to Broadway," October's theme is "Let's See Your Costume", November's theme is "Move with the Movies," and December's theme is "Here Come the Holidays."

KaleidoZone - Chaos and Containment - Long Island Children's Museum
Through January 06, 2013 - Garden City

Chaos and Containment are two psychological states all human beings experience in varying degrees and intensity. This exhibit intends to inspire and foster conversations pertaining to the differences and parallels between art made by artists and art made by artists with mental disabilities. Visitors will see and appreciate each other�s qualities even if those go hidden behind us being distracted by out-of-the-norm behaviors caused by a disability. This exhibit features a selection of work that was created in an art therapy workshop at Family Residences and Essential Enterprises. The exhibit runs through January 6, 2013.

Holiday Happenings at Stepping Stones - Stepping Stones Museum
Through January 06, 2013 - Norwalk

Enjoy sock skating, a life-sized igloo, festive train rides (weather permitting), caroling, decorative snowmen, a Celebrations Maze and visits with Santa, Frosty and other friends from the North Pole.

Durer to de Kooning: 100 Master Drawings from Munich - Morgan Library & Museum
Through January 06, 2013 - Midtown

Durer to de Kooning: 100 Master Drawings from Munich showcases the Morgan's significant holdings with exceptional examples by Italian, German, French, and Dutch and Flemish artists of the Renaissance and baroque; German draftsmen of the nineteenth century; and an international contingent of modern and contemporary draftsmen. This exhibition marks the first time works from the renowned graphics collection at Munich have been shown in the United States.

ROLLING STONES: 50 - Paley Center for Media
Through January 06, 2013 -

The Paley Center for Media is thrilled to be part of the fiftieth milestone celebration of The Rolling Stones, who on July 12, 1962, went on stage for the first time at the Marquee Club in London's Oxford Street and changed music history. This gallery exhibit—first seen at Somerset House, London, and never before exhibited in the U.S.—includes seventy rare prints including reportage, live concert and studio sessions, and outtakes, giving us an unmatched, front-row look at every period of the band's history. To complement the photography exhibition, the Paley Center has curated a video compilation from its wide-ranging music collection, highlighting the Stones's most impressive appearances over five decades.

Robert Frost: Holiday Cards in the Perkin Gallery - Pequot Library
Through January 06, 2013 - Southport

Poet Robert Frost wrote original poetry for his holiday greeting cards. Many were illustrated by prominent artists, mostly working with woodblock prints. The cards were then printed by the Spiral Press, founded in 1926 by Joseph Blumenthal. These cards are on display thanks to Elinor Wilber, Robert Frost's granddaughter, who has loaned them to the Pequot Library for this exhibit.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL: A Ghost Story of Christmas - John W. Engeman Theater
Through January 06, 2013 - Northport

Michael Wilson's adaptation is a creative re-telling of Dickens' classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, the heartless miser who discovers the true meaning of the holiday season after a Christmas Eve haunting. Wednesdays-Sundays, November 20-January 6, 2013.

'ELF: The Musical' - Al Hirschfeld Theatre
Through January 06, 2013 - Midtown

"ELF: The Musical" is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan who mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. Buddy is raised unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh reality that his father is on the naughty list and his step-brother doesn't even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. Based on the 2003 movie Elf starring Will Ferrell, "ELF: The Musical" has become a New York holiday tradition.

Let's Kill Grandma This Christmas - The Theater at St. Clement's
Through January 06, 2013 - New York City

The Holidays are murder? literally. This year stuff you're stocking with rat poison, a pistol, octogenarian sex, a little giggle-weed, and a family hungry for more than Grandma's Christmas dinner. Possessed by greed, the family plots and schemes murder in order to get Grandma's money. Let's Kill Grandma This Christmas is a twisted black comedy that says there's no place like six feet under for The Holidays. Official open, Dec. 3. The cast includes: Roxie Lucas (B'way: Damn Yankees, My Favorite Year, Harrigan 'n Hart); Adam Mucci (HBO's "Boardwalk Empire" B'way: You're Welcome America: A Final Night With George W. Bush), Kevin O'Donnell (Film: The Word; Salt TV: "Unforgettable"), Katie Webber (B'way: Catch Me If You Can, Memphis: A New Musical, Rock of Ages, Wicked TV: "Smash," "American Idol", Brandi Nicole Wilson (Love Me Tinder, MITF Best Actress Nom.; Film: Bert and Arnie's Guide to Friendship, That's What She Said), James Wirt (Saturn Return. Film: Motive, The Order of Things), Sets and lights will be designed by Harry Feiner, Props will be designed by Jeena Yoon. Casting by Judy Bowman.

2012 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree - Rockefeller Center
Through January 07, 2013 - New York

The 80th Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree will be lit by 30,000 energy efficient LED lights on Wednesday, November 28th, 2012. The Tree will remain lit and can be viewed until 11pm on January 7th, 2013.

Quay Brothers: On Deciphering the Pharmacist's Prescription for Lip-Reading Puppets - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through January 07, 2013 - Midtown

This MoMA gallery exhibition and accompanying film retrospective will be the first presentation of the Quay Brothers' work in all their fields of creative activity. Internationally renowned moving image artists and designers, the Quay Brothers were born outside Philadelphia and have worked from their London studio, Atelier Koninck, since the late 1970s. For over 30 years, they have been in the avant-garde of stop-motion puppet animation and live-action movie-making in the Eastern European tradition of filmmakers like Walerian Borowczyk and Jan Svankmajer and the Russian Yuri Norstein, and have championed a design aesthetic influenced by the graphic surrealism of Polish poster artists of the 1950s and 1960s. Beginning with their student films in 1971, the Quay Brothers have produced over 45 moving image works, including two features, music videos, dance films, documentaries, and signature personal works, including The Street of Crocodiles (1986), the Stille Nacht series (1988-2008), Institute Benjamenta (1995), and In Absentia (2000). They have also designed sets and projections for opera, drama, and concert performances such as Tchaikovsky's Mazeppa (1991), Ionesco's The Chairs (Tony-nominated design, 1997), Richard Ayre's The Cricket Recovers (2005), and recent site-specific pieces based on the work of Bart?k and Kafka. In addition to their better known films, this exhibition will include never-before-seen moving image works and graphic design, drawings, and calligraphy, presenting animated and live-action films alongside installations, objects, and works on paper.

Eyes Closed/Eyes Open: Recent Acquisitions in Drawings - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through January 07, 2013 - Midtown

This exhibition is culled from the past two years of acquisitions by MoMA's Department of Drawings. Anchored in various explorations of the late 1960s, these works reveal a range of creative, intellectual, and critical impulses -- whether serving as an intimate record of the artist's practice, or purposefully crafted to address an assumed wider audience. German artist Franz Erhard Walther created a suite of "work drawings" to illustrate (both functionally and conceptually) his First Work Series (1963-69), a group of 58 interactive sculptural objects, on display at the Museum for the first time since their original presentation here in 1969. While roughly contemporary, Willem de Kooning's "Eyes-Closed" drawings of 1966, which were sketched blindly by the artist, offer a counterpoint to Walther's project and seem to embrace the traditional role of drawing as a tool of private expression, while Martha Rosler's Bringing the War Home: House Beautiful photomontage series of 1967-72 turns a critical eye to the era's sociopolitical context and expanding media sphere.

Nybelwyck Hall: A Mansion in Miniature - Hudson River Museum - Glenview
Through January 08, 2013 - Yonkers

Nybelwyck Hall, a dollhouse representing Lilliputian life at its most luxurious, makes its appearance in Glenview, the Museum's 1897 river home. The 24-room, granite-and-mortar Glenview, and Nybelwyck, the 24-room dollhouse, share architectural features - a Great Hall and a double staircase that curves from the top floor down to the Hall. Nybelwyck's central facade is loosely based on the Hudson River estate, Staatsburg, the Ogden Mills House. The orange-and-green colors on its Victorian addition are reminiscent of Wilderstein, in Rhinebeck, the family home of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's personal secretary. Dollhouse enthusiast Mark O'Banks created Nybelwyck Hall over the course of a decade and looked to the wisdom of a ouija board to name his creation. The house is furnished with found objects in its 24 rooms, as well as rugs O'Banks designed. Among its 900 objects are minute musical instruments that play, doors with intricate locks that work, and a tiny dollhouse within the dollhouse's nursery.

'Illusion' - Able Fine Art NY Gallery
Through January 08, 2013 - New York

Able Fine Art NY Gallery is pleased to present a group show featuring the works of three diverse artists: Hisako Kobayashi, Jin-Seob Yun, and Denise Petit Caplan. Each artist’s unique style is vibrantly abstract and expressive with a strong sense of harmony, feeling, and dynamism. Hisako Kobayashi’s hard-worked colorful surfaces, reminiscent of Mark Rothko and Bruce Marden, portray an emotional and poetic process that embody harmony in the disarray of nature. Her lighter colors reflect the quality of light and achieve a feeling of translucency. Kobayashi’s abstract multi-layered paintings reflect impulses of dynamism and feeling while creating a three-dimensional accord. Jin-Seob Yun plays with vivid color by creating modern figures with color fabrics and strings that similarly illustrate various feelings and emotions but in a playful manner. Yun’s work has been described as both allegoristic and comical while addressing the clashes of desire and illusion one searches for in life. As a classically trained artist, Denise Petit Caplan uses a broad spectrum of mediums in dynamic layers to create glowing harmonious multi-media works full of color and expression. Her multicultural exposure and her career in Decorative Textiles have influenced her focus in fine art and have helped enrich her work through experience.

Stroller Strides - The Source Mall
Through January 11, 2013 - Westbury

Fitness for moms, fun for baby. Workout with your little ones in tow, while they are entertained and having fun. Moms meet other moms, make strides in fitness, motherhood, and life. Your first class is FREE. Call to register. Classes run through January 11, 2013

Scandinavian Sing-Along - Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
Through January 12, 2013 - Midtown

Scandinavia holds a treasure-trove of children's songs and games. Danish musician Vibe Normann will introduce children to English versions of these songs, play musical games, and perform a selection of songs in modern, jazzy arrangements. Come prepared to move, dance, imagine, and sing your heart out. Vibe Normann is a Danish musician living in New York with a background in classical and Danish folk music. She has a special love for the Danish children's songs that she grew up with, and has performed all over the eastern United States. Normann will be accompanied by pianist Sean Wayland.

Art Exhibit and Presentation about Jamaic Bay - Queens Botanical Garden
Through January 12, 2013 - Flushing

Ongoing through January 12, 2013, Queens Botanical Garden will exhibit “Fragile Beauty: Jamaica Bay Landscapes,” a photographic showcase of landscapes by Queens-based artist, Rosalie Frost. In conjunction with the exhibit, QBG will present “Jamaica Bay: Past, Present and Future,” a free lecture by Don Riepe, Jamaica Bay Guardian with the American Littoral Society, on Sunday, December 2 at 2pm. “Jamaica Bay is home to amazing diversity of wildlife and is perhaps the most important urban estuary in the nation,” explained Mr. Riepe. In his roles with the National Park Service and American Littoral Society, his knowledge of the Bay spans a 30-year time period filled with environmental advocacy and education. His presentation on December 2 will include a briefing on the state of Jamaica Bay in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. The tenuous balance of nature is the inspiration for Ms. Frost’s work. “With a wildlife refuge at its heart, the Bay's seemingly pristine natural habitats of water, beach and uplands are under threat from many sources that threaten its future viability -- but these do not yet diminish the inspiration to be found here, in this place where water and land warily meet," she said. For more information about “Fragile Beauty” or Queens Botanical Garden, please contact Darcy Hector at (718) 886-3800, ext. 330, or dhector@queensbotanical.org.

Big Apple Circus Presents LEGENDARIUM - Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park
Through January 13, 2013 -

Welcome to the Big Apple Circus LEGENDARIUM, where you will experience the nostalgic thrills of bygone Big Tops and get a first-hand view of Beauties, Daredevils, and Clowns from another era! At the 35th season production, no seat is more than 50 feet from the Globe's Most Spectacular Circus Performers! Travel back to when circus traditions were born and witness incredible acts that would have had the villagers chattering for days! The courageous mid-air flips and catches of a man on the trapeze! A captivating contortionist whose flexibility is as impressive as her steadfast poise! An agile, adept acrobat and her strapping suitors! A swaying wire act of sure-footed strength and stability! The dizzying delights of a daring inventor in his tumbling, twirling hoop! The stunning, soaring beauty of a pair on aerial straps and a woman held aloft by hanging silks! A jaw-dropping juggling tango team performing to passionate rhythms! Bicyclists whose spinning wheels turn smooth and speedy stunts! Majestic horses with graceful gaits and playful pups with teasing tricks! And what circus would be complete without bumbling clowns who bring the spirit of timeless comedy?! It's all led by an affable Ringmaster and the great Big Apple Circus Band playing the iconic songs of yesteryear! So run away with the Big Apple Circus and relive Big Tops of old in a memorable one-ring show for the ages!

The Amazing Max and the Box of Interesting Things - Manhattan Movement and Arts Center
Through January 13, 2013 - Midtown

The Amazing Max and The Box of Interesting Things is a Magic Show with a mind of its own. Magician Max Darwin makes objects appear out of thin air, as the laws of physics are defied, and miracles are performed inches from spectators' faces. As the props onstage seem intent on surprising even the magician himself, this out of control show bursts with striking visual magic, comedy and juggling, and loads of audience participation. The Amazing Max and The Box of Interesting Things is the wackiest, most interactive, highest energy magic show for families on the market today.

Designing Nature - The Rinpa Aesthetic in Japanese Art - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 13, 2013 -

"Rinpa" is a modern term that refers to a distinctive style of Japanese pictorial and applied arts that arose in the early seventeenth century and has continued through modern times. Literally meaning "school of Korin," Rinpa derives its name from Ogata Korin (1658-1716), a celebrated painter from Kyoto. It embraces art marked by a bold, graphic abbreviation of natural motifs, frequent reference to traditional court literature and poetry, the lavish use of expensive mineral and metallic pigments, incorporation of calligraphy into painting compositions, and innovative experimentation with new brush techniques. The exhibition will feature more than one hundred brilliantly executed works of art created in Japan by the Rinpa-school artists. It will be held in two rotations, the first opening on May 26, 2012; the second on September 12, 2012. Highlighting the school's most prominent proponents, this two-part presentation will trace the development of the Rinpa aesthetic and will demonstrate how its style continued to influence artists throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Comprising more than fifty works from the Museum's own holdings supplemented by forty-five loans from public and private collections on the east coast, the exhibition will include many masters' renowned works in a variety of media: painting, textiles, lacquerware, and ceramics.

The Deutsche Bank Series at the Guggenheim: Gabriel Orozco: Asterisms - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through January 13, 2013 - New York

Gabriel Orozco's Asterisms, the final project in Deutsche Guggenheim's commissioning program, is a two-part sculptural and photographic installation comprising thousands of items of detritus Orozco has gathered at two sites -- a playing field near the artist's home in New York and a protected coastal biosphere in Baja California, Mexico, that is also the repository for flows of industrial and commercial waste from across the Pacific Ocean. The two related bodies of work provocatively oscillate between the macro and the micro and invoke several of the artist's recurring motifs, including the traces of erosion, poetic encounters with mundane materials, and the ever-present tension between nature and culture. The show also underscores and amplifies Orozco's subtle practice of subjecting the world to personal, idiosyncratic systems. The exhibition is organized by Nancy Spector, Deputy Director and Chief Curator, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, and Joan Young, Director, Curatorial Affairs, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and is accompanied by a richly illustrated catalogue. This exhibition is made possible by Deutsche Bank. The Leadership Committee for Gabriel Orozco: Asterisms is gratefully acknowledged for its support.

Witness: The Art of Jerry Pinkney - Hudson River Museum
Through January 13, 2013 - Yonkers

In 100 books, Jerry Pinkney has turned his artist's eye and hand to the story - a classic, a folktale, a fable - and readers all over the world saw something new, something they wanted to read and to remember. Pinkney is the master of the American picture book. More than 120 watercolor illustrations by the artist, who lives in Westchester, will be on view in the first major overview of his career as a designer and illustrator in "Witness: The Art of Jerry Pinkney." The exhibition follows his 2010 award of the Randolph Caldecott Medal for "The Lion and the Mouse." The Hudson River Museum is the only New York showing for this exhibition on national tour, organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Pinkney has found it interesting to trace how the chapters of his life have knitted themselves into his art, touching on the cultural themes of the African-American experience. He uncovers, again and again, the energy in a small moment that surprisingly can change a life or turn an event in history. Most recently in his almost wordless adaptation of the Aesop fable, "The Lion and The Mouse," two creatures on a faraway African plain choose not the hard chase and bloody battle but, instead, exchange kindnesses. Fascinated with wildlife, Pinkney, in many books including "The Brer Rabbit" in "The Last Tales of Uncle Remus" shows us the human qualities of an animal as he shows us the animal in its natural setting. Pinkney, Philadelphia born and bred, and now a long-time New Yorker, has illustrated children's books since 1964, but it was not an easy path. Blacks were not expected to be able to forge careers in the art field. Trained as a commercial artist at a vocational school, he persisted and won a scholarship to the Philadelphia College of Art where his work took on the shading and detail for which he is now renowned, and he where he began to use color to convey mood and emotion. He has most often worked on children's books that celebrate multiculturalism and African-American heritage, as he took on the task of reshaping the perceptions of the stereotypes of blacks. He designed the first nine stamps of the US Postal Service's Black Heritage series. Art critics will look at the color of Pinkney's illustrations, the scarlet curve of Little Red Riding Hood's cloak, the golden blade of grass on the Serengeti plane. Sociologists will look at Pinkney the little boy, who without a visit to a museum or an art class, drew at home on the back of wallpaper samples. What the viewer will see though, in "The Art of Jerry Pinkney" is his wish: "It has always been my intent for my work to continue to breathe after publication. My hope is that (museum visitors) will believe that Jerry Pinkney cares deeply for people, making art, and visual storytelling." The exhibition includes a 96-page illustrated catalog that provides new scholarship into Pinkney's work in essays by the exhibition's co-curator Stephanie Haboush Plunkett, Dr. Gerald L. Early, and others. On view through January 13, 2013.

Big Apple Circus - Lincoln Center Damrosch Park
Through January 13, 2013 - Lincoln Center

The Big Apple Circus presents Legendarium, where you will experience the nostalgic thrills of bygone big tops and get a first-hand view of beauties, daredevils, and clowns from another era. Travel back to when circus traditions were born and witness incredible acts that would have had the villagers chattering for days. The courageous mid-air flips and catches of a man on the trapeze, a captivating contortionist whose flexibility is as impressive as her steadfast poise, an agile, adept acrobat and her strapping suitors, a swaying wire act of sure-footed strength and stability! The dizzying delights of a daring inventor in his tumbling, twirling hoop, the stunning, soaring beauty of a pair on aerial straps and a woman held aloft by hanging silks, a jaw-dropping juggling tango team performing to passionate rhythms! Bicyclists whose spinning wheels turn smooth and speedy stunts, majestic horses with graceful gaits and playful pups with teasing tricks, and what circus would be complete without bumbling clowns who bring the spirit of timeless comedy? It's all led by an affable ringmaster and the great Big Apple Circus Band playing the iconic songs of yesteryear. So run away with the Big Apple Circus and relive big tops of old in a memorable one-ring show for the ages!

ReGeneration - New York Hall of Science
Through January 13, 2013 - Flushing

This exhibition explores the connection of cultural vitality to immigration, urbanization, and sustainability through the intersection of art, technology, and science. Fourteen artists/groups will participate to connect audiences through active participation, aesthetic beauty, technology, culturally shared symbols, and vocabulary. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Holiday Train Show - New York Botanical Garden
Through January 13, 2013 - Bronx

Marvel at the charming model trains and New York City landmark replicas, stroll the spectacular grounds, and decorate (and eat!) gingersnaps. Within the enchanting setting of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, model trains zip over bridges and past replicas of New York landmarks made of plant parts such as nuts, bark, and leaves. Show favorites include the original Yankee Stadium, Statue of Liberty, and Brooklyn Bridge. The Artist's Studio provides an insider's look at how the replicas are constructed as you get up close to G-gauge trains.

'Angelina Ballerina The Very Merry Holiday Musical' - McGinn/Cazale Theatre
Through January 13, 2013 - Upper West Side

Based on the characters created by Katharine Holabird and illustrated by Helen Craig, the Angelina Ballerina The Musical creative team returns with book and lyrics by Susan DiLallo, music by Ben Morss, and direction and choreography by Sam Viverito.

Wade Guyton OS - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through January 13, 2013 - New York

Over the past decade, New York-based artist Wade Guyton (b. 1972) has pioneered a groundbreaking body of work that explores our changing relationships to images and artworks through the use of common digital technologies, such as the desktop computer, scanner, and inkjet printer. Guyton's purposeful misuse of these tools to make paintings and drawings results in beautiful accidents that relate to daily lives now punctuated by misprinted photos and blurred images on our phone and computer screens. Comprising more than eighty works dating from 1999 to the present, Guyton's first midcareer survey features a dramatic, non-chronological design in which staggered rows of parallel walls confront the viewer like the layered pages of a book or stacked windows on a monitor. The exhibition includes paintings, drawings, photography, and sculpture, and concludes with two spectacular new canvases, stretching up to fifty feet in length, which Guyton created specifically for the Whitney's Marcel Breuer-designed building. The title, Wade Guyton OS employs the common acronym for a computer's "operating system," linking Guyton's art to the technologies of our time.

Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol - Morgan Library & Museum
Through January 13, 2013 - New York

Every holiday season, the Morgan displays Charles Dickens's original manuscript of A Christmas Carol in Pierpont Morgan's historic Library. Dickens wrote his iconic tale in a six-week flurry of activity, beginning in October 1843 and ending in time for Christmas publication. He had the manuscript bound in red morocco as a gift for his solicitor, Thomas Mitton. The manuscript then passed through several owners before Pierpont Morgan acquired it in the 1890s.

Christopher Fischer After Holiday Sale - Christopher Fischer
Through January 13, 2013 - New York

The Christopher Fischer Cashmere After Holiday Sale is on! Up to 50% off men’s and women’s Fall sweaters until Sunday, January 13, 2013. The biggest sale of the season will include select men’s and women’s Fall collection piece - complete your winter wardrobe or pick up a post-holiday gift for yourself. This sale is not to be missed!

Candid - The Rubin Museum
Through January 14, 2013 - New York

Homai Vyarawalla (1913-2012) was India's first female photojournalist. This exhibition, the first on Vyarawalla outside of India, will present her photography from the late 1930s to 1970, and narrate her extraordinary life with a biographical film and ephemera from her career. From early in her career, Homai Vyarawalla documented key events from the generation around Independence, including the historic meeting of Gandhi and the Congress Committee on the 1947 plan for partition, and she recorded the visits to India of world leaders and dignitaries including Queen Elizabeth, Jacqueline Kennedy, Ho Chi Minh, and Zhou Enlai. She was revered in India and her recent death at age 98 generated tributes around the world. The exhibition is presented in collaboration with the Alkazi Foundation for the Arts in New Delhi.

GAZILLION BUBBLE SHOW - New World Stages
Through January 16, 2013 - Manhattan

New York – For over five years, the Yang Family of Bubble Artists (Fan, Ana, Deni, Melody and Jano) have been entertaining New York audiences in the most unbubblievable show in the world, the GAZILLION BUBBLE SHOW. The GAZILLION BUBBLE SHOW is a fun-filled family affair that will amaze you with mind blowing bubble magic. Check website for showtimes. No Wednesday performances.

Sea Rex: Journey to a Prehistoric World - IMAX Theater, Maritime Aquarium
Through January 17, 2013 - Norwalk

Explore an underwater universe inhabited by such creatures as Liopleurodon and long-necked Elasmosaurss, enormous animals that were ruling the seas before dinosaurs conquered the earth. Encounter the gigantic Shonisaurus, the T-Rex of the sea. Through January 17, 2013.

To the Arctic - IMAX Theater, Maritime Aquarium
Through January 17, 2013 - Norwalk

The changing climate of the earth has effected people and animals that call the Artic home. See the impact on polar bears, a migrating herd of caribou and walruses. Meryl Streep narrates. Through January 17, 2013.

Born to Be Wild - Maritime Aquarium
Through January 17, 2013 - Norwalk

Academy-Award winner Morgan Freeman lends his voice to this film which follows orphaned baby orangutans and elephants, and the people who rescue and raise them for eventual release back into the wild. Through January 17, 2013.

Search for the Great Sharks - IMAX Theater, Maritime Aquarium
Through January 17, 2013 - Norwalk

Join shark experts Dr. Eugenie Clark and Rodney Fox on a round-the-globe expedition for close encounters with some of the world's largest sharks, including whale sharks and great whites. Swim with a whale shark (life-sized on the giant IMAX screen), witness the birth of a baby shark and see if Fox survives when dropped into great white-infested waters while inside a clear diving tube. Through January 17, 2013.

Albert Watson - Hasted Kraeutler
Through January 19, 2013 - New York

The works in this exhibition celebrate the 20th anniversary of Cyclops (Callaway Editions, 1994), which was the first major monograph of the artist's photographs. The title, Cyclops, refers to ALBERT WATSON's single-minded, distinctive style, and a light hearted reference to the fact that he has been blind in one eye since birth. Cyclops will exhibit unique vintage platinum and silver prints by the artist, spanning 40 years of the photographer's career. One of a kind prints from the original selection for the book will be on view, including Road Kill, a series rarely exhibited.

Building Connections - Center for Architecture
Through January 19, 2013 - Greenwich Village

Building Connections, the Center for Architecture Foundation's annual exhibition of K - 12 student design projects during the 2011-12 school year. The exhibition covers a wide range of topics in architecture, from NYC landmarks and bridges to designs for new Olympic stadiums and resort islands.

'Ice Age' to the Digital Age: The 3D Animation Art of Blue Sky Studios - Katonah Museum of Art
Through January 20, 2013 - Katonah

This unique interactive exhibition looks at the imaginative work of Greenwich, Connecticut-based Blue Sky Studios, a leader in the animation industry for over 20 years. Creator of such blockbuster films as the "Ice Age" series, "Robots," and "Rio," the studio prides itself on technical innovation, while retaining a strong narrative heart. '"Ice Age" to the Digital Age' will guide visitors through Blue Sky's entire process of creating computer-animated films: from initial concepts, storyboards, character design, background art, and three-dimensional modeling, to the highly technical work of animation, rigging, materials, lighting, special effects, and sound. In addition to final movie clips, the exhibition will feature rarely-seen original concept drawings, sculptural models, props, and digital stills. Interactive stations will allow visitors to sketch a scene or manipulate computer-generated images to better understand the innovative technology that brings the films to life. Katonah resident Chris Wedge, a co-founder of Blue Sky in 1987, believes that the secret to the studio's success is in its inventive process. In his view, the art challenges technology and technology inspires the art. The Museum will be turning all the galleries, including the Learning Center, over to this exhibit. There will be gallery talks with Blue Sky co-founder Chris Wedge and "Ice Age: Continental Drift" directors Steve Martino and Mike Thurmeier, as well as a calendar of programming in partnership with the Jacob Burns Film Center. Details about these programs are available at katonahmuseum.org. The exhibition will be on view from Sunday, September 16, 2012 through January 20, 2013.

Mickalene Thomas: Origin of the Universe - Brooklyn Museum
Through January 20, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Brooklyn artist Mickalene Thomas is best known for her elaborate, collage-inspired paintings, embellished with rhinestones, enamel, and colorful acrylics. Her depictions of African American women explore a spectrum of black female beauty and sexual identity while constructing images of femininity and power. Origin of the Universe, Thomas's first solo museum exhibition, highlights recent bodies of work that examine interior and exterior environments in relation to the female figure. Their settings are often inspired by her 1970s childhood.

Vincent van Gogh's Portrait of a Peasant (Patience Escalier) - Frick Collection
Through January 20, 2013 - New York

This fall The Frick Collection will present Vincent van Gogh's Portrait of a Peasant (Patience Escalier). The painting has not left its home institution, the Norton Simon Museum, in Pasadena, CA, in nearly forty years, making this a particularly rare and exciting viewing opportunity for East Coast audiences. The exhibition aims to shed light on the master's transformative contribution to this art form, incorporating the results of newly performed technical research to answer questions about the dating of Antico's works, his technique, and his development as an innovative artist. Jointly organized by the National Gallery of Art and The Frick Collection, the exhibition opened in the fall of 2011 in Washington, D.C., before traveling to New York City the following spring. The exhibition is curated by Eleonora Luciano, Associate Curator of Sculpture at the National Gallery of Art, in collaboration with Denise Allen, Curator at The Frick Collection. The accompanying catalogue is written by an international team of scholars including Eleonora Luciano, Denise Allen, and Claudia Kryza-Gersch, Curator of Italian Sculpture at the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. It will be the first independent monograph in English to focus on the artist and the first comprehensive presentation of his works in color.

Beatrice Scaccia: The Perfect Stage - BOSI Contemporary
Through January 20, 2013 - New York

BOSI Contemporary presents Beatrice Scaccia: The Perfect Stage. The opening of the exhibition is on Thursday, December 13th from 6pm to 9pm. All welcome.

2012 Festival of Lighthouses Contest - Maritime Aquarium
Through January 21, 2013 - Norwalk

The Maritime Aquarium is decorated for the holidays with 24 hand-crafted lighthouses. Visitors can follow these homemade beacons through the galleries and cast a vote for their favorite. The builder of the lighthouse with the most votes will receive $1,500 at an awards ceremony on Jan. 25.

Preschool Art Class - Arts in Action Studio
Through January 22, 2013 - Upper West Side

Founded and directed by Angela Tripi-Weiss, who provides a unique, sequentially-structured fine art education. Preschool artists will embark on an exploration of how they feel while creating laughable long lines, silly sassy shapes, fabulous forms, and colossal kaleidoscopes of colors using many of the art materials that artists use to express themselves. These classes are designed to expose your child, ages 3 to 5, to a variety of fun art materials, and the many exciting ideas and concepts that artists employ while creating their own art. They will tell their own visual stories through art based activities that foster fun, and an understanding of concepts of line, shape, form, and colors in a fun filled way.

Picasso Black and White - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through January 23, 2013 - New York

Picasso Black and White marks the first major exhibition to focus on the recurrent motif of black and white throughout Pablo Picasso's career. Surveying his oeuvre from 1904 to 1971, Picasso Black and White examines the artist's lifelong exploration of a black-and-white palette through approximately 115 paintings and a selection of sculptures and works on paper. The exhibition thematically traces the artist's unique vision throughout his work, including early monochromatic blue and rose paintings, gray-toned Cubist canvases, elegant and austere neoclassical portraits and nudes, Surrealist-inspired figures, forceful and somber scenes depicting the atrocities of war, allegorical still lifes, vivid interpretations of art-historical masterpieces, and the electric, highly sexualized canvases of Picasso's last years. The exhibition includes significant loans drawn from private collections, including many from the Picasso family; from museums across Europe and the United States; and from numerous public and private European and American collections, many of which have not been exhibited or published before. The exhibition is organized by Carmen Gimenez, Stephen and Nan Swid Curator of Twentieth-Century Art, with assistance from Karole Vail, Associate Curator, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Picasso Black and White is sponsored by Bank of America. Major support is provided by the Picasso Black and White Leadership Committee, with Christina and Robert C. Baker, Chairs; Acquavella Galleries; J. Ira and Nicki Harris Foundation; The Lauder Foundation-Leonard and Evelyn Lauder Fund; Phyllis and William Mack; Stephen and Nan Swid; and Aaron I. Fleischman and Lin Lougheed. Additional support is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, and the Juliet Lea Hillman Simonds Foundation. This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

Afterschool Art Class - Arts in Action Studio
Through January 23, 2013 - Upper West Side

Founded and directed by Angela Tripi-Weiss, who provides a unique, sequentially-structured fine art education. Arts in Action teaches a visual language as a means of communication that's fun to learn.

Christophe Come: Material Transformation Exhibition Opening - Cristina Grajales Galelry
Through January 25, 2013 - New York

Cristina Grajales Gallery is pleased to announce the second solo exhibition of furniture and lighting designer Christophe Côme, Material Transformations. Based in Paris, Côme creates sculptural furniture and lighting design through his manipulation of industrial materials, resulting in objects that are elegant and timeless. Material Transformations will present a range of new, exquisitely crafted furniture and lighting pieces, including cabinets, screens, and coffee tables. In addition to his signature glass roundels, Côme will incorporate hand-glazed tiles, enameled copper, colored glass and gilded wood into his uniquely handcrafted wrought iron forms. The addition of these vividly colored and richly textured materials continues Côme’s tradition of juxtaposing the raw with the refined, all while maintaining the sophisticated, graceful style for which he is so well known. Born in Normandy, France in 1965, Côme began his artistic career as a sculptor, training under Louis Derbe. Working primarily in cast bronze, Côme’s original creations were sculpture and jewelry until the mid-1990s, when his focus shifted to furniture forms. His work has a distinctive style of pure elegance that is balanced with a contemporary outlook. His sculptural perspective emanates through his furniture and lighting designs, elevating every day objects into works of art. In addition to numerous important private collections, Côme’s work is featured in Chanel boutiques in Paris, Beirut, and Shanghai. Please join us for the opening reception at Cristina Grajales Gallery on Thursday, November 8th from 6PM-8PM. For more information, please contact Lindsay Johnson at lindsay@cristinagrajalesinc.com Cristina Grajales Gallery 10 Greene Street, 4th Floor New York, NY 10013 T. 212.219.9941 F. 212.966.2620 www.cristinagrajalesinc.com Gallery hours: Monday – Friday, 10AM-6PM

The Adventures of Maya the Bee - Culture Project
Through January 26, 2013 - New York

The new revamped production of MAYA THE BEE features the same story of the rebellious little bee who flies from the hive in search of adventure and encounters her own heroism.  The production will feature a sparkling new set and props by Joe Silovsky and the original dazzling array of puppets from Poland, as well as new staging by Will Pomerantz to the glorious jazz-themed score by Nancy Harrow. More information available at CultureProject.org PRESS & QUOTES “…this is no more a conventional puppet show than Julie Taymor’s ‘Lion King’ is.” “Long may she buzz.” —The New York Times TICKETS Tickets: $25 Online:  http://bit.ly/Ry6Fu2?By phone:  866-811-4111 In person:  Culture Project, 45 Bleecker Street (at Lafayette Street) Box office opens one hour prior to show time  

'The Velveteen Rabbit' - DR2 Theatre
Through January 27, 2013 - Union Square

Based on the book by Margery Williams and adapted for the stage by Kevin Del Aguila ("Click Clack Moo," "Altar Boyz"), this wonder-filled production is a testament to the power of a child's imagination. With a little bit of nursery magic, three actors and their simple props transform into a wise old rocking horse, a cavalcade of mechanical playthings, a kind-hearted fairy, and of course, a stuffed rabbit who is transformed by the love of a young boy.

All Aboard with Bill Probert and Friends III - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
Through January 27, 2013 - Stamford

Bill Probert will be making an encore performance with his All Aboard LEGO train exhibition. He creates visual puns, pastoral scenes with unexpected surprises, and urban scenes where railroad tracks, weeds, carefully-tended gardens, and busy streets blend seamlessly into one another. A special feature in this year's exhibition will be the addition of four creations from winners of the Stamford Museum & Nature Center's All Aboard competition. LEGO enthusiasts in four age categories from five-years-old and up will be submitting entries for inclusion in the exhibition. Through January 27, 2013.

Visions of Gingerbread: The Sweetest Architects IV - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
Through January 27, 2013 - Stamford

See creative confections, consisting completely of edible materials, from the area?s bakers, chefs and caterers. Returning favorites, along with new competitors, will show off their gingerbread skills. Visitors will be able to vote for their Fan Favorite." Through January 27, 2013.

Faking It - Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 27, 2013 -

This international loan exhibition traces the history of manipulated photography from the 1840s through the early 1990s, when the computer replaced manual techniques as the dominant means of doctoring photographs. Most of the two hundred pictures on view were altered after the negative was exposed -- through photomontage, combination printing, overpainting, retouching, or, as is often the case, a blend of several processes. In every instance, the final image differs significantly from what stood before the camera at any given moment.

Beatrix Potter: The Picture Letters - Morgan Library & Museum
Through January 27, 2013 - Midtown

Beatrix Potter: The Picture Letters brings together for the first time twenty-two letters, including the famous Peter Rabbit letter, from important American private holdings as well as from three major institutional collections: the Morgan, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, and the Cotsen Children's Library at Princeton University. The letters will be supplemented and enhanced with more than eighty related items, including Potter's privately-printed "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" and other printed books, original artwork, manuscripts, and early children's toys and games inspired by Potter's stories.

'The Velveteen Rabbit' - DR2 Theatre
Through January 27, 2013 - Union Square

A joyous testament to the eternal power of a child's imagination, this classic tale comes to life for a whole new generation in a wonder-filled, interactive production created by Kevin Del Aguila. With a little bit of nursery magic (and a whole lot of audience participation), three actors and their simple props transform into a wise old rocking horse, a cavalcade of mechanical playthings, a kind-hearted fairy and, of course, a stuffed rabbit who is transformed by the love of a young boy.

Cinderella Brunch - The New York Palace
Through January 27, 2013 - Upper East Side

The New York Palace will begin serving a magical Cinderella Brunch on Saturday, Dec. 1. Featuring whimsical entrees and delights for all ages, the themed brunch will be offered on Saturdays and Sundays, 12pm-2:30pm. As part of The Palace's enchanted Cinderella Brunch, Prince Charming will make special guest appearances each Saturday and Sunday to spread delight to diners of all ages. Guests can pose for a photo with Prince Charming and try on a special Cinderella slipper. Guests can enter a daily drawing to win four tickets to see Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella" on Broadway.

Disney's The Little Mermaid - Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts
Through January 27, 2013 - Smithtown

In a magical kingdom fathoms below, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, she'll have to defy her father King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, and convince Prince Eric that she’s the girl with the enchanting voice. The show is followed with a meet and greet with the cast where you can recieve autographs and take photos at no additional charge.

Born Out of Necessity - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through January 28, 2013 - Midtown

Showcasing objects that adhere to the traditional view of design as a tool for problem-solving, Born out of Necessity offers close examination of the problems themselves -- whether urgent, foreseen, or imagined. From objects that respond to pressing needs in developing countries to new solutions that are tailored to the urban environment, the exhibition examines how design intervenes across a range of experiences, including medical emergencies and natural disasters. Other objects demonstrate how products created to address specific challenges for people with disabilities can provide solutions that improve everyone's life. Drawing on the narrative power of design, Born out of Necessity addresses a host of complex cultural developments, such as the need to incorporate environmental responsibility in everyday life, our attempts to marry ancient religious beliefs with contemporary mores, and the desire to anticipate and prevent technological and ecological quagmires.

Navigating the Path to Parenthood Between Fertility Treatments and Adoption - Spence-Chapin Services
Through January 28, 2013 - Upper East Side

When faced with infertility, couples and singles are faced with more possibilities to build their families, but also more confusion, risk, and unknowns. For most families, the transitions between different paths to parenthood can be painful and unclear. This will be a presentation and discussion focused on the emotional decisions involved in pursuing fertility work, deciding when to stop or when to keep going, how and when adoption can become a part of the conversation, and how thoughtful decisions and planning ahead can help make your journey to parenthood just a little bit smoother.

Little New-Yorkers - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
Through January 30, 2013 - Upper West Side

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

The RAMMELLZEE Galaxseum - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through January 30, 2013 - West Village

The Children's Museum of the Arts presents the most comprehensive collection of works to-date by visionary artist and MC, RAMMELLZEE. Entitled The RAMMELLZEE Galaxseum, the exhibition will reveal the inner workings of RAMMELLZEE's artistic vision and trace his career trajectory which began in the 1970s as a pioneering "Wild Style" graffiti writer and hip hop MC and evolved in manifesto and medium to the far reaches of the imagination. RAMMELLZEE's legend grew in a Tribeca loft known as the "Battle Station," where the artist conceived a new vision for the future – a self-made mythology, known as Gothic Futurism, with its own set of heroes and villains, which he called Recyclers and Trashers or more notably, Garbage Gods and Monster Models. For over 30 years, RAMMELLZEE inhabited the universe he created, building layer upon layer of legend and legacy. The RAMMELLZEE Galaxseum showcases a visual encyclopedia of RAMMELLZEE's artworks including full-body life-sized costumes, masks, character frescoes, figurines, large scale paintings and video and audio recordings from some of his performances. Suspended from the gallery's ceiling are RAMMELLZEE's legendary letter racers, or car-like vehicles representing letters of the alphabet seeking to "break free." In addition to his visual artwork, RAMMELLZEE is well-known for his contributions to hip-hop lyricism and vocalization, as illustrated in the documentaries Style Wars and Wild Style, as well as the hip-hop single Beat Bop, which was produced by Jean-Michael Basquiat and consists of a 10 minute narrative rap by RAMMELLZEE and K-Rob that is considered to be one of the most essential hip-hop recordings ever made.

The World of Bees Exhibit - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Wildlife Education Center
Through January 31, 2013 - Cornwall

This lively exhibit features a colony of honeybees in a thriving observation hive and many interactive elements including hive cells for children to crawl through and large replicas of bees and their young. Visitors can learn about the fascinating life cycle of the honeybee, its colony structure, social hierarchy, and importance to our own lives.

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

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

Breastfeeding Support Group - New York Methodist Hospital
Through January 31, 2013 -

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

Autism Support Group - Hebrew Educational Society
Through January 31, 2013 - Canarsie

Affected by or confronting autism? You are not alone. Share your experiences and support each other. While the support group is in session, parents/caregivers can bring their children and their siblings.

A PERSISTENT PASSION: The Art of Lora Eberly Ballou, 1870-1976 Places in a One Hundred Six Year Life - Old Town Hall Museum
Through January 31, 2013 - Stamford

A first time solo exhibition introducing the art and celebrating the life of Lora Eberly Ballou featuring a collection of over 30 floral arrangements and landscape oil paintings; an assemblage of personal effects; and a historical timeline documenting her 106 year life. September 27-January 31, 2013.

Family Center's Spectrum Parent Support Group - Family and Children's Association
Through January 31, 2013 - Mineola

Family Center’s Spectrum Support Group offers caregivers mutual support by providing opportunities to meet with others also raising children who are dually diagnosed. To be eligible the child must have a primary Mental Health diagnosis and a secondary Spectrum diagnosis. Groups are facilitated by Parent Advocates, each having their own unique experience raising a child under the Spectrum. While caregivers attend group, respite can be provided to children ages 5-17. Caregivers can attend sessions on the 1st and 3rd Mondays or the 2nd and 4th Mondays at 6:30-8:30pm. RSVP to Miriam 516-485-5914 x 2223 no later than seven days prior to the meeting date.

Alexander Rutsch 2013 Award and Solo Exhibition for Painting - Pelham Art Center
Through February 01, 2013 - Pelham

Solo Exhibition May 3 - June 29, 2013, and $5,000 cash award. U.S. based artists 19 years of age and older. All work submitted must be available for exhibit. Entries must be received by February 1, 2013. Download prospectus and apply online beginning November 1, 2012, at www.pelhamartcenter.org/rutsch.

Anything can substitute art: George Maciunas in SoHo - The Cooper Union Gallery
Through February 02, 2013 - New York

Anything can substitute art: George Maciunas in SoHo, a singular exhibition that brings never seen before Maciunas pieces to the United States, sheds new light on a pivotal historic period for both the city of New York and contemporary art's recent history. By connecting the countercultural activism of the 1960’s and 1970’s to the moment of Fluxus, an international network of artists, composers and designers noted for blending different artistic media and disciplines in the 1960s, the exhibition features over 170 objects, documents, ephemera, personal items, and films. These works were created by a variety of Fluxus artists, specifically focusing on the Fluxus founder and self-appointed "chairman," George Maciunas (1931-1978, graduated from The Cooper Union in 1952). The exhibition will include rarely exhibited early work by Maciunas, such as his self-portraits, as well as the entire Atlas of Russian History (1953), along with Fluxus manifestos, charts, interviews, and Maciunas’ plans for artist housing in SoHo. Anything can substitute art: George Maciunas in SoHo was created in collaboration with The Jonas Mekas Visual Arts Center, Vilnius, Lithuania, and The School of Art at The Cooper Union. WHERE: The Cooper Union - 41 Cooper Gallery 41 Cooper Square (entrance at 3rd Ave at East 7th Street) Lower Level 1 NY, NY, 10003 Subways: Astor Place (6), 8th Street (N, R) WHEN: Opening reception: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 from 6-8PM, closing February 2, 2013 Gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am to 6 pm Dates closed: Mondays, Sundays, and winter holiday (Friday, December 21, 2012- Tuesday, January 1, 2013) COST: Free and open to the public INFO: 212.353.4200, or email artschool@cooper.edu Find The Cooper Union on Facebook at https://facebook.com/cooperunion and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/cooperunion.

Materializing 'Six Years': Lucy R. Lippard and the Emergence of Conceptual Art - Brooklyn Museum
Through February 03, 2013 - Prospect Heights

This exhibition is devoted to examining the defining impact Lucy R. Lippard's groundbreaking book Six Years had on the emergent Conceptual art movement. Published in 1973, Six Years simultaneously catalogued and described the development of conceptual art practices in the late sixties and early seventies, and is now widely considered an essential reference work for the period. Using the book's content to structure the exhibition, Materializing "Six Years" showcases the artists brought together and championed by Lippard, and demonstrates how her curatorial projects, critical writing, and political engagement helped to redefine exhibition-making, art criticism, and the viewing experience. The exhibition will feature more than 170 objects by nearly ninety artists who were working internationally across a range of mediums. In addition to presenting important artworks, the exhibition will convey the political foment of an era that saw both the emergence of Conceptual art and the rise of the Women's Rights, Civil Rights, and anti–Vietnam War movements, and will illustrate the period's experimental impulses through catalogues, artist publications, periodicals, photographs, and ephemera from key exhibitions and events.

Vital Signs - New York Hall of Science
Through February 03, 2013 - Flushing

View original art inspired by our biological world with a special interest in what lies beneath its surface. Children under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

SibShops - JCC on the Hudson
Through February 04, 2013 - Tarrytown

SIBSHOPS provides a therapeutic support group for siblings (K-5th grades) who have brothers or sisters with special needs. It gives them the unique opportunity to find peer support in a confidential, activity-based group, and to learn they are not alone. Call 914-366-7898 for group day/time and more information.

New Photography 2012 - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through February 04, 2013 - Midtown

New Photography 2012 presents five artists -- Michele Abeles, Birdhead (Ji Weiyu and Song Tao), Anne Collier, Zoe Crosher, and Shirana Shahbazi -- whose varied techniques and backgrounds represent the diversity and vitality of photography today.

Ultimate Fitness for Kids with Special Needs - 14th Street Y
Through February 08, 2013 - East Village

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

Holiday Train Show - Grand Central Terminal
Through February 10, 2013 - New York

Grand Central Terminal turns 100 in 2013 and we're starting the party early with our eleventh annual Holiday Train Show! In a brand new layout built by Lionel, model Metro-North and New York Central trains depart from a miniature Grand Central on their way North on a 34' long, two-level "O" gauge layout. Vintage model trains from the Museum's collection will also be on display joined by stunning New York Central railroad posters harkening back to Grand Central's heyday as the nexus of long distance and commuter train travel. Salute the Centennial with your very own Lionel Grand Central Express Passenger Set, unveiled and on sale at the Museum Store.

Susan Roecker Cat Exhibition - Avenue C Studio
Through February 10, 2013 - New York

East Village Dance Project/GOH Productions present cat - an exhibition of ink drawings & woodcuts by Susan Roecker.

11th Annual Holiday Train Show - New York Transit Museum Shop in Grand Central Terminal
Through February 10, 2013 - Midtown

The New York Transit Museum presents its Holiday Train Show at its store in Grand Central, with a brand new layout wherein model Metro-North and New York Central trains depart from a miniature Grand Central on their way North on a 34' long, two-level "O" gauge layout. Vintage model trains from the museum's collection will also be on display joined by stunning New York Central railroad posters harkening back to Grand Central's heyday as the nexus of long distance and commuter train travel.

Westport Arts Center presents TOY DESIGN COMPETITION - Westport Arts Center
Through February 11, 2013 - Westport

Inspired by WAC's upcoming exhibition, "William Wegman: The Traveler," WAC seeks toy designs conceived by children ages 5-12 for a juried contest. Submit up to three concepts, be it a manipulative toy, action figures, game, or animated robots. A maximum level of creativity, playfulness, fantasy, humor, and imagination are strongly encouraged. Entries due February 11.

Nature and the American Vision: The Hudson River School - New-York Historical Society
Through February 21, 2013 - New York

After a national tour, the forty-five iconic works, including Thomas Cole's five-part series The Course of Empire and other masterworks by Cole, John F. Kensett, Albert Bierstadt, Jasper F. Cropsey, Asher B. Durand and others will once again be on display at the New-York Historical Society.

'The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe' - St. Luke's Theatre
Through February 23, 2013 - Times Square

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

Promise of Freedom: The Emancipation Proclamation - Fairfield Museum and History Center
Through February 24, 2013 - Fairfield

Exhibit and programs commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and its significance over time, featuring Abraham Lincoln's signed copy, rare slavery artifacts, prints, political cartoons and more.

Family Sundays at the Museum - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through February 24, 2013 - Roslyn Harbor

Now there's even more reason for families to plan the weekend around a visit to Nassau County Museum of Art. Learn from a docent-led family walk-through of the exhibition and supervised art activities for the whole family beginning at 1:30pm. Special family guides of the main exhibition are available in the galleries. No reservations needed.

Artists in America - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through February 24, 2013 - Roslyn Harbor

Artists in America surveys 300 years of great American painting rarely seen on Long Island. Its 79 works dating from the early 1700s to the present include history painting, landscape, portraits, still life, and modernist abstraction with significant examples of photography, collage, and other media. Major artists from every era of American art are on view, including John Singleton Copley, Charles Willson Peale, John Singer Sargent, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keeffe, Norman Rockwell, Robert Motherwell and Sol LeWitt. All works in the exhibition are selected from the permanent collections of the New Britain Museum of American Art in Connecticut. The exhibition runs through February 24, 2013.

Family Sundays at the Museum - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through February 24, 2013 - Roslyn Harbor

Now there's even more reason for families to plan the weekend around a visit to Nassau County Museum of Art. Each Sunday the museum offers a docent-led family walk-through of the exhibition and supervised art activities for the whole family beginning at 1:30 p.m. Special family guides of the main exhibition are available in the galleries. Weekends only there is a $2 parking fee. This program runs through February 24, 2013.

PICNIC - Roundabout Theatre
Through February 24, 2013 - New York

Previews Dec. 14. Opens Jan. 13, 2013. William Inge's Pulitzer prize-winning masterpiece in its second Roundabout Theatre revival with Ellen Burstyn, Sebastian Stan, Maggie Grace, Reed Birney, Elizabeth Marvel and Mare Winningham in her Broadway debut.

Seasons of Change: Global Warming in Your Backyard - Yale Peabody Museum
Through February 24, 2013 - New Haven

This interactive traveling exhibit illustrates how climate change is impacting the landscape of New England over the changing of the seasons. As you explore the exhibit, you'll get a chance to find out how climate change is affecting the people of New England; share your thoughts about what aspects you might miss most about New England's current climate; compare coastal flooding today with projections for the year 2100 and control a global climate change simulation. December 15 2012-February 24, 2013.

Let It Snow! Children's Book Art - BRUCE MUSEUM
Through February 24, 2013 - Greenwich

This family-friendly exhibition of winter scenes from children's books features more than thirty original artworks from favorite illustrators, including many living in the Connecticut region such as Lizzy Rockwell, Jennifer Thermes and Wendell Minor. The snowy season is depicted in vivid winter landscapes, frolicking animals, and popular sports and games such as sledding, ice skating, and snowball fights. Displayed works present the range of media available to illustrators, including pen and ink, colored pencil, oil, watercolor, gouache, papercut, collage, and digital media. December 1, 2012-February 24 ,2013.

Tokyo 1955-1970: A New Avant-Garde - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through February 25, 2013 - New York

Tokyo 1955-1970: A New Avant-Garde brings together some of the most iconic works from the period as well as works recently discovered or reevaluated by new scholarship. A significant number are already part of MoMA's collection, while others are on loan from important public collections in Japan and the United States. Artists in the exhibition include artist collectives such as Jikken Kobo (Experimental Workshop), Hi Red Center (Takamatsu Jiro, Akasegawa Genpei, Nakanishi Natsuyuki), and Group Ongaku (Group Music); critical artistic figures such as Okamoto Taro, Nakamura Hiroshi, Ay-O, Yoko Ono, Shiomi Mieko, and Tetsumi Kudo; photographers Moriyama Daido, Hosoe Eikoh, and Tomatsu Shomei; illustrators and graphic designers Yokoo Tadanori, Sugiura Kohei, and Awazu Kiyoshi; and architects Tange Kenzo, Isozaki Arata, and Kurokawa Kisho, among others.

Discover Tour - Audubon Center at Prospect Park
Through February 28, 2013 - Brooklyn

Learn how to look for birds, discover the source of the Lullwater, and find out what you can do to protect nature on a tour led by expert naturalists. Every Saturday and Sunday.

Meet and Greet: Creatures of the Sea - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through February 28, 2013 - Crown Heights

Discover the diversity of sea life up close and personal!

Art Works - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through February 28, 2013 - Crown Heights

A different arts and crafts project at each session, usually tied to a theme such as a holiday or the seasons.

Dick Tracy Returns in Tut's Fever - Museum Of The Moving Image
Through February 28, 2013 - Astoria

Kids can spend the winter with an original super hero, Dec.1 through Feb. 28. Enjoy screenings of episodes of classic movie serials in Tut's Fever Movie Palace, an artwork by Red Grooms and Lysiane Luong that pays homage to the movie palace. This sequel to the original Dick Tracy serial finds Dick battling spies and saboteurs in his quest to bring the notorious Stark crime gang to justice.

CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF - Richard Rodgers Theatre
Through February 28, 2013 - New York

Previews Dec. 18, opens Jan. 17, 2013. A major revival of Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning classic starring Scarlett Johansson* as Maggie the Cat, Benjamin Walker as Brick, Ciaran Hinds as Big Daddy and Debra Monk* as Big Mama

Indoor Play - Kings Bay Y at Windsor Terrace
Through March 01, 2013 - Windsor Terrace

Toddlers and pre-schoolers will enjoy an indoor playground, rockers, blocks, play panel for theater, rock climbing wall, bouncy castle, musical instruments, and easel boards for drawing.

37th Annual Miniature, Dollhouse & Art Exhibition: Memories - Historical Society of Rockland County
Through March 03, 2013 - New City

The Historical Society once again presents this delightful winter exhibit featuring little creations that can be appreciated by visitors of all ages. The exhibition showcases the work of miniature artists, fine artists, quilters, dollhouse collectors, and creators.

The Art of 'Rise of the Guardians' - Museum of the Moving Image
Through March 03, 2013 - Astoria

"Rise of the Guardians," the new animated feature from DreamWorks Animation, is a visually enthralling film based on William Joyce's "The Guardians of Childhood" book series, with Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, and other beloved characters reinterpreted as action heroes in a parable about the ongoing struggle between good and evil. This gallery exhibition takes a look behind the scenes, revealing the innovative collaborative process behind the making of the film. Original artwork, both digital and hand-drawn, an exclusive time-lapse video presentation of in-process footage progressing to the finished film, and a revealing documentary that takes us into the DreamWorks Animation studio, show how the colorful world of the movie and its memorable characters were created. An accompanying film series, with screenings every Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 p.m. and special holiday screenings, offers visitors the opportunity to experience the finest films from DreamWorks Animation, including the Shrek and Madagascar series, "Antz," "How to Train Your Dragon," and much more, in a theatrical setting. Note: The documentary "Creating an Epic" (directed by Patrick Hanenberger; 70 minutes) will screen continuously in the Bartos Screening Room from 2pm-close on weekdays and 12-6pm on weekends. The exhibit is organized by guest curator Jenny He and chief curator David Schwartz, presented with support from DreamWorks Animation.

Global Shoes - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through March 10, 2013 - Crown Heights

Explore aspects of global cultures through a variety of hands-on, feet-in, multi-media activities within the context of a fantasy shoe store and factory

Art Exhibit Featuring Barbara Pascal - Riverhead Town Hall Gallery
Through March 10, 2013 - Riverhead

East End Arts presents an exhibit featuring the whimsical artwork of painter Barbara Pascal. In this collection of work, Barbara Pascal seems to be summing up a lifetime of personal impressions, as well as revealing her skills as an expressive painter. Runs through March 10, 2013.

Annual Holiday Exhibit - 'It Takes A Village' - Yorktown Museum
Through March 16, 2013 - Yorktown Heights

The museum's annual holiday exhibit takes you on a stroll down memory lane through miniature rural towns, farms, and village shops sprinkled with antique toys and foreign dolls. A French lithographed dollhouse, 1950's diner, and New England fishing hamlet are just some of the buildings that will be on display. On view through March 16, 2013.

Modernizing America: Artists of the Armory Show - Heckscher Museum of Art
Through March 17, 2013 - Huntington

In 1913, the American public was introduced to avant-garde European art styles at the International Exhibition of Modern Art, held at the Lexington Avenue Armory and known as the Armory Show. The Armory Show created a sensation; the controversial and radical art displayed there proved to be a watershed in the development of 20th-century American art. Modernizing America: Artists of the Armory Show focuses on American artists who participated in the Armory Show and explores the impact of European Modernism on American art in the early years of the 20th century. Through March 17, 2013.

Mirrored Images: Realism in the 19th and 20th Centuries - Heckscher Museum of Art
Through March 24, 2013 - Huntington

Throughout the history of art, artists have turned to the observed world as a source of inspiration. This exhibition, drawn entirely from the Museum's Permanent Collection, explores the various realist movements of the 19th and 20th centuries, beginning with the mid-19th century Barbizon movement in France and the concurrent Hudson River School in America, and progressing through later 19th-century realism and 20th-century movements, such as the Ashcan School, American Scene painting, Magic Realism, Photorealism, and East End (Long Island) realism. December 8, 2012-March 24, 2013.

THE PIETASTERS & BIG D and the KIDS TABLE - Highllne Ballroom
Through March 29, 2013 - New York

Traveling the miles along a star-kissed path, the first break came early for D.C.'s ska darlings, when they landed a 1992 tour opening for ska originals, Bad Manners. In 1997, Rancid's Tim Armstrong signed them to Hellcat/Epitaph where they recorded two albums with producer Brett Gurewitz (Bad Religion): the genre-defining Willis (SPIN Magazine called it "An equal opportunity dancehall crasher — part '60s keg rock, part 2Tone and part Motown") and Awesome Mix Tape #6 (CMJ noted it for "lacing a Stax shout-out feel with Caribbean rhythms").

Pajama Program - Office of the Superintendent - Bridgeport Public Schools
Through March 30, 2013 - Bridgeport

Help a child stay warm and cozy by donating new pajamas and/or a book. Pajama Program is a 501(3)c not-for-profit organization providing new pajamas and books to children many of whom are waiting to be adopted.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof on Broadway - RICHARD RODGERS THEATRE
Through March 30, 2013 - New York

Tony Award® winner Scarlett Johansson (A View From the Bridge, “Lost in Translation”) returns to Broadway as “Maggie the Cat” in Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Ciarán Hinds (“Political Animals,” There Will Be Blood), Benjamin Walker (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) and Tony and Emmy® winner Debra Monk (Curtains, “Damages”) co-star in Williams’ classic story about a wealthy Southern family and the passions and secrets that come close to destroying them. On the eve of his 65th birthday, "Big Daddy" Pollitt, the richest cotton planter in the Mississippi Delta, is distressed by the rocky relationship between his beloved son Brick, an aging football hero who has turned to drink, and Brick’s beautiful and feisty wife Maggie. As the hot summer evening unfolds, the veneer of Southern gentility slips away revealing unpleasant truths as greed, lies and suppressed sexuality reach a boiling point. Tony and Emmy winner Rob Ashford, fresh from his recent Olivier-winning West End production of Anna Christie, directs this stunning, must-see new production. Purchase tickets online at: http://www.ticketmaster.com/Cat-on-a-Hot-Tin-Roof-NY-tickets/artist/1783434 For more information, visit: http://www.catonahottinroofbroadway.com

Space No. 1 - Extreme Kids and Crew
Through March 31, 2013 - Bedford-Stuyvesant

An initiative of Extreme Kids and Crew, Space No. 1 offers a safe, sensory play space where special need children and their parents can play, teach, learn, sing, sprawl, and swing. An array of multi-sensory equipment provides for this.

The Child's Place for Children with Special Needs - Brooklyn Public Library, Sunset Park branch
Through March 31, 2013 - Sunset Park

This program accomodates all kinds of children inclusively for reading, story telling, and various kinds of play sessions. Parent workshops are also available. See Brooklyn Public Library for other locations throughout Brooklyn.

Artist's Studio Space - Greenburgh Public Library
Through March 31, 2013 - Elmsford

An intergenerational program for tweens, teens, and adults. Draw Manga & Fine Art. Call Kate Colquitt at (914) 721-8224 for more information. Saturdays, March 3, 17, and 31.

Spy: The Secret World of Espionage - Discovery Times Square
Through March 31, 2013 - Times Square

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.

Open Play - The Gym Park
Through March 31, 2013 - Greenpoint

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

Fantasia's Feeding Frenzy - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through March 31, 2013 - Crown Heights

Look for animal curators in the Science Inquiry Center and see what's on the menu for Fantasia, the museum's 21-foot-long albino Burmese python.

Sinister Pop - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through March 31, 2013 - New York

Sinister Pop presents an inventive take on the Museum's rich and diverse holdings of Pop art from the movement's inception in the early 1960s through its aftershocks a decade later. Although Pop art often calls to mind a celebration of postwar consumer culture, this exhibition focuses on Pop's darker side, as it distorts and critiques the American dream. Themes of exaggerated consumption, film noir and the depiction of women in art, the dystopic American landscape, and the intersection of popular culture and politics, are explored through works by acknowledged masters such as Jasper Johns, Claes Oldenburg, Ed Ruscha, and Andy Warhol, as well as by many artists not traditionally associated with Pop whose art may be understood within its wider field of reference. These include William Eggleston, Peter Saul, Christina Ramberg, and Vija Celmins, among others.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kandinsky 1911-1913 - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through April 17, 2013 - New York

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

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

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

The Shaping of New Visions: Photography, Film, Photobook - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through April 29, 2013 - Midtown

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter! - American Museum of Natural History
Through May 28, 2013 - New York

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture - American Museum of Natural History
Through August 30, 2013 - Upper West Side

Food is the one thing that unites every culture, race, and generation: over one billion people work in agriculture and every person eats. Food is used as a social ritual, a holiday tradition, a symbol of comfort, a gift, and an excuse to catch up with friends. The curators of this exhibition hope it will encourage visitors (both grown ups and kids) to examine a thing we all do everyday -- eat! -- and think about everything that goes into that act more consciously. The exhibition touches on a lot of serious issues such as the scarcity of food predicted for the future, alternatives to avoid that shortage, and childhood obesity.

Autism Spectrum Parent Support Group - Family and Children's Association
Through September 01, 2013 - Mineola

Family Center’s Spectrum Support Group offers caregivers mutual support by providing opportunities to meet with others also raising children who are dually diagnosed. To be eligible the child must have a primary Mental Health diagnosis and a secondary Spectrum diagnosis. Groups are facilitated by Parent Advocates, each having their own unique experience raising a child under the Spectrum. While caregivers attend group, respite can be provided to children ages 5-17. To receive respite, an intake is required. This ensures staff is familiar with the child, making caregiver’s participation more relaxing. Meetings are held the first and third Monday of each month, except holidays. RSVP Miriam at 516-485-5914 xtn 2223 no later than seven days prior to the meeting date.

Sensory Bounce - BounceU
Through September 28, 2013 - Stratford

This is a program for children and adults with sensory integration dysfunction, autism, and other disabilities with a sensory component. Teachers work on balance and coordination, auditory and tactile sensitivity, strength building, motor coordination, cooperative play, turn-taking, and social and verbal skills.

WINGED TAPESTRIES: MOTHS AT LARGE - American Museum of Natural History
Through September 29, 2013 -

Winged Tapestries: Moths at Large, an exhibition of 34 striking images featuring dramatic images of moths, opens at AMNH. On view in the IMAX Corridor on the first floor, the exhibition displays the arresting beauty and surprising diversity of moths from Ottawa-based photographer Jim des Rivières. "Moths are beautiful, and in many respects prettier than butterflies," says exhibition curator David Grimaldi, curator, Division of Invertebrate Zoology. "In this show, we have macro or relatively large moths. They're gorgeous." Primitive moths appeared about 195 million years ago, whereas the oldest butterfly fossil is about 55 million years old. And today, moths outnumber butterflies 15 to 1, with approximately 150,000 described species of moths worldwide, compared to 10,000 butterfly species.

Friendship Bracelet and Lanyard Making Class - The Lanyard Ladies
Through October 03, 2013 - East Rockaway

Looking for a fun after-school or weekend activity? Does your child want to learn how to make friendship and lanyard bracelets? Kids can make as many bracelets as they want. Each child will also receive a special gift. 15% sibling discount. Please call to reserve your space. You can also book a private play-date(10 or more children needed). Call for more information.

Silver Patter Parties: Old New York City Style Bachelor Party Saturdays - 25 North Moore The Library Lounge)
Through October 12, 2013 - New York City

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Salsa Sundays - Gagliardi Studio & Gallery
Through October 28, 2013 - Nyack

Children and their parents are invited to enjoy Salsa music while dancing with each other. There will be an informal beginners and Afro Cuban style dance lesson. Pre-registration is requested.

American Legends: From Calder to O'Keeffe - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through December 22, 2013 - New York

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

’Twas the Night Before Christmas: A Holiday Reading With NBC New York's Anchor Pat Battle - Church of the Intercession
Through December 23, 2013 - Manhattan

One of New York's longest running family holiday traditions is the annual recitation of Clement Clarke Moore's 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, this year read by News 4 New York's anchor Pat Battle, at historic Church of the Intercession. Lantern procession, wreath-laying at Moore's grave site and reception immediately follow at Trinity Church Cemetery & Mausoleum, located across from the church. Pat Battle joined NBC New York in April 1996. She serves as co-anchor for “Weekend Today in New York” and is one of the station’s New Jersey correspondents. Battle’s reports focus on issues affecting the Garden State, as well as breaking news of the day. Clement Clarke Moore (1779-1863) was the son of Dr. Benjamin Moore, the sixth rector of Trinity Parish. In 1822, as a Christmas present for his six children, Moore wrote the poem also known as “A Visit from St. Nicholas” that became a cherished classic. Moore is buried at Trinity Church Cemetery & Mausoleum, which is located across from The Church of the Intercession.

The Collage Aesthetic of Louis Armstrong - Flushing Town Hall
Through December 31, 2013 - Flushing

Did you know that jazz great Louis Armstrong was an avid collage artist? Made for an exhibition at Lincoln Center, this exhibition features reproductions of some of the remarkable collages he created for his boxes of his audiotapes, and introduces audiences to this very public man who could turn his irrepressible creativity to arts other than music.

Feeding Nemo! Behind-the-Scenes Tour - Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
Through December 31, 2013 - Riverhead

Go behind-the-scenes and see firsthand all that's involved in creating a hospitable environment for the aquarium's residents. And you may get a chance to help feed the clownfish. While the Seal Exhibit is under construction, you can visit them up close and personal on the tour.

Sculpture Mystery: The Great Art Caper - Hofstra University Museum
Through January 01, 2014 - Hempstead

Uncover clues to help solve a mystery in the outdoor sculpture collection. Pick up your caper kit at Emily Lowe Gallery, have fun while discovering more about these works, and at the end of the caper return to Emily Lowe Gallery for a prize. For everyone ages 4-9 and their grown-up companions all year-round. The program runs through January 1, 2014.

Sculpture Exploration Backpack - Hofstra University Museum
Through January 01, 2014 - Hempstead

Kids and their grown up companions can stop in at the Hofstra University Museum's Emily Lowe Gallery, and pick up a backpack. At the end of your tour, return the backpack and each child will receive a small gift from the Museum. The program runs through January 1, 2014.

Gateway to Himalayan Art - The Rubin Museum
Through January 06, 2014 - New York

Marking the first in a series of yearly rotations, nearly twenty works of art add new dimensions and context to Gateway to Himalayan Art. Visitors will notice a greater emphasis on Hindu works, with beautiful examples from India and Nepal ranging from 12th to 19th centuries, as well as intricately-detailed thangka paintings, manuscript pages, and textiles. In every iteration, Gateway acquaints new and long-time friends of the museum with the principal concepts of Himalayan art, including important deities and symbols, the materials and techniques used in creating works of art, and the purposes and functions of these works in their sacred and secular contexts. And don't forget to pick up your Gateway Looking Guide to help you identify important figures and symbols throughout the museum. It's yours to keep.

Contemporary Art from the Collection - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through February 17, 2014 - Midtown

Reinstalled to continue the historical sequence found on MoMA's fifth (1880-1940) and fourth (1940-1980) floors, the galleries on the second floor will begin with art of the early 1980s and extend to the present moment, interweaving works in all mediums. Individual galleries will focus on particular topics, ranging from specific locales that nourished influential groups of artists to key strategies shared by diverse practitioners of the same generation. Others will display a single significant installation or artist's project. Like the fifth- and fourth-floor galleries, the second-floor galleries will be periodically reinstalled to reflect the depth and richness of the Museum's collection, and to allow for varying approaches to the wide variety of art produced during the last 30 years. Featured artists include Ashley Bickerton, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Keith Haring, Martin Kippenberger, Steve McQueen, Senga Nengudi, Doris Salcedo, Rirkrit Tiravanija, and Rosemarie Trockel.

Outdoor Sculpture Biennial - Adelphi University
Through May 31, 2014 - Garden City

See the work of 10 skilled sculptors located throughout the scenic 75-acre arboretum on the Garden City campus. This outdoor installation showcases the talents of Miggy Buck (NY), John Clement (NY), Maria Hall (NY), Ed Haugevik (NY), William King (NY), Anti Liu (NY), Johnny Poux (NY), Kim Radochia (MA), Christopher Saucedo (NY), and Hans Van de Bovenkamp (NY). Works of art encompass use of various materials-steel, bronze, aluminum, concrete and reflective mirrors. These man-made creations are transposed into poetic visual narrations. The exhibition runs through May 31, 2014.

Architecture of New York Walking Tour - 42nd Street
Through January 01, 2015 -

This three-hour walking tour traverses one of the world's greatest thoroughfares, 42nd Street, to discuss architecture in New York City. Stretching from the East River to the Hudson River and cutting through the heart of Manhattan, 42nd Street features major monuments of American 20th-century architecture from the Beaux-Arts Grand Central Station to the Art Deco Chrysler Building to the new skyscrapers that highlight a famous == and transformed -- Times Square. Context is a network of scholars who lead in depth walking tours in the world's cultural capitals.

ElectriCity: Powering New York's Rails - New York Transit Museum
Through December 31, 2016 - Brooklyn Heights

This long-term exhibit engages visitors in a compelling and participatory exploration of electricity's role in powering the metropolitan region's subways and commuter rails.

Little Kids Can Make A Big Difference - Make Meaning
Through November 12, 2021 - New York

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, MAKE MEANING and Baby Buggy are joining forces to help families affected by the storm. Come and create a custom soap for free and drop off a package of diapers for families in need. Soaps, diapers and 50% of proceeds from any yearly memberships purchased will be donated to Baby Buggy's relief efforts.

Little Kids Can Make A Big Difference - Make Meaning
Through November 12, 2021 - New York

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, MAKE MEANING and Baby Buggy are joining forces to help families affected by the storm. Come and create a custom soap for free and drop off a package of diapers for families in need. Soaps, diapers and 50% of proceeds from any yearly memberships purchased will be donated to Baby Buggy's relief efforts.

FREE Crafts for Kids - Lakeshore Learning Store
Through September 15, 2030 - Scarsdale

A different project every Saturday.

Understanding Memory Loss - Somers Library
Through June 04, 2102 - Somers

This program helps the audience distinguish between Alzheimer's Disease and age-associated memory impairment. Learn what the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer's Disease are, along with guidance on how to obtain a diagnosis and what treatments are currently available. Register online at somerslibrary.org or call 914-232-5717.


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