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Today's Family & Kids Activities in Bronx-Feb 17

February 17, 2013   |    

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

Ronald K. Brown/Evidence - Joyce Theater
Through February 17, 2013 - New York

Heralded by The New York Times as "a modern dance savior," Ronald K. Brown captures spirituality through a rapturous dance vocabulary that unites movement with song. This season, he and his company take the Joyce stage with two powerful programs. Program A features the world premiere of Torch, a fervent dance in celebration of the late dance enthusiast Beth Young, along with audience favorite Incidents, danced to the music of Aretha Franklin, Wunmi, and The Staple Singers. Order My Steps is also on the program. Program B features the full-length work Walking out the Dark, performed to the infectious music of Sweet Honey in the Rock and Francisco Mora, and Upside Down, featuring the music of Fela Anikulapo Kuti.

Washington's Birthday Ball - Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
February 17, 2013 - New York

19th-century New Yorkers celebrated Washington's birthday with live music and dance. All ages will enjoy this reenactment as costumed dancers perform and teach traditional country dances with everyone encouraged to join in. Museum tours and light refreshments are included in the festivities. Families are invited to participate afterward in a Presidential scavenger hunt. Reservations are recommended by calling 212-838-6878.

Angelina Ballerina The Musical - Emelin Theatre
February 17, 2013 - Mamaroneck

Angelina and her friends - Alice, Gracie, AZ, Viki, and even their teacher, Ms. Mimi - are all aflutter because a famous visitor is coming to Camembert Academy! They will perform all types of dance, including hip-hop, modern, the Irish jig and, of course, ballet. Angelina is the most excited of all, but will she get the starring moment she hopes for? Based on the animated series, "Angelina Ballerina, The Next Steps" on PBS KIDS and the best-selling book, this family-friendly show will have the entire audience dancing. A Vital Theatre Company production. For ages 3 and older.

Poppy Seed Players: 'A Poppy Seed Purim' - Merkin Concert Hall
February 17, 2013 - Upper West Side

The Jews of Shushan are in danger, but Queen Esther is around to save the day. This lighthearted look at the Biblical story of Esther combines catchy songs, comic characters, and plenty of audience participation. Kids can boo the villain Haman and cheer on Queen Esther, who convinces her husband King Ahasuerus to spare the Jews. Purim begins Feb 24.

Materializing 'Six Years': Lucy R. Lippard and the Emergence of Conceptual Art - Brooklyn Museum
Through February 17, 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.

Bethany - New York City Center Stage II
Through February 17, 2013 - New York

Women's Project presents the World Premiere of BETHANY By Laura Marks Directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch Sets by Lauren Helpern Costumes by Sarah Holden Lights by Mark Barton Sound by Leon Rothenberg BETHANY is a darkly comic exploration of the limits of morality in desperate times. Set in an American exurb wiped out by foreclosures, the play follows Crystal, a financially-strapped woman who discovers just how far she’ll go to regain what she’s lost. January 11 - February 17, 2013 Tuesdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Exception: No matinee on Saturday, January 12 at 2:30 p.m. City Center Stage II 131 West 55th Street, NYC WP Member Tickets ($20+): Click here or call 212.765.1706. Single Tickets ($60+): Click here or call 212.581.1212.

Movies for Kids (and their Families) - 'Young Sherlock Holmes' - Jacob Burns Film Center
February 17, 2013 - Pleasantville

This incarnation of Sherlock Holmes introduces the detective as a boarding school student, who, with his new friend John Watson (Alan Cox), solves a mystery that involves a series of murders, a hallucinatory and lethal drug, and a dangerous mummification-loving cult. 1985. 109 mins. PG-13.

Movies for Kids (and their Families) - 'Young Sherlock Holmes' - Jacob Burns Film Center
February 17, 2013 - Pleasantville

This incarnation of Sherlock Holmes introduces the detective as a boarding school student, who, with his new friend John Watson (Alan Cox), solves a mystery that involves a series of murders, a hallucinatory and lethal drug, and a dangerous mummification-loving cult. 1985. 109 mins. PG-13.

Rendezvous with a Comet - Lower Hudson Valley Challenger Center
February 17, 2013 - Airmont

Just like the real astronauts, crewmembers attend a briefing session then select tasks to perform on the mission like Navigation, Medical, Communication, and Life Support. Tasks are detailed enough to feel real and challenging yet simple enough for kids to do.

BEAUTY and The BEAST - Downtown Cabaret Theatre
February 17, 2013 - Bridgeport

Writer and director Maria Vee's comical and modernized version of the classic musical takes place long ago in an unusual and far away land, where a bullying Prince and his entire castle have been put under a magical enchantment. Close by in the French village of Fromagerie-by-the Sea, Beauty ? who likes to be called B- is bored with village life but finds unexpected adventures when she becomes a prisoner in the Prince's outlandish castle.

M.O.P. - Highline Ballroom
February 17, 2013 - Manhattan

In June 2009, with extensive production from Lil' Fame (as Fizzy Womack) and a historic guest-list (Masta Ace, Kool G Rap, Sadat X), the RZA-executive produced "Wu-Tang Chamber Music" CD by M.O.P. debuted in the Top 50 within its first week. M.O.P. themselves appeared on the album cut "Ill Figures" alongside Raekwon and Kool G Rap.

Sunday Studio @ The Met - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
February 17, 2013 - Upper East Side

Try your hand at creating works of art right next to the ones in the museum's galleries. Each Sunday Studio focuses on a different culture and art form and features family-friendly activities led by an artist. Art supplies are provided.

Living Newspapers: Acting Through Activism - Museum of the City of New York
February 17, 2013 - Upper East Side

What is important to you? Feeling safe in your community? Getting a good education? Caring for the environment? Staying healthy? Would you take action to protect these things? How? Through a visit to the museum's Activist New York exhibition, participants will learn how everyday New Yorkers have been standing up for their beliefs for more than 300 years, using a variety of methods to get their points across, such as boycotts, protests, strikes, petitions, art, and even theater performances. Working with theater educators, families will then create their own dramatic "Living Newspaper" piece based on recent headlines from local newspapers. Recommended for ages 7 to 12 and their adults. All programs are free with admission and a light snack will be served. Email for more information. Registration is required.

Washington's Birthday Ball - Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
February 17, 2013 - Upper East Side

Bring the family to celebrate the birthday of the Nation's First President with live music and dance, just as New Yorkers did in the 19th century. Costumed dancers will perform and teach traditional country dances and encourage everyone to join in the fun. Museum tours and light refreshments are all part of the celebration. All ages welcome; especially appropriate for ages 4 and up. Reservations recommended.

Harlem Globetrotters - Nassau Coliseum
February 17, 2013 - Uniondale

The inimitable Harlem Globetrotters return to the coliseum with amazing hoop skills that defy the imagination. A perfect family event.

Crafts For Kids - Cupcake Corner
February 17, 2013 - New Hyde Park

Bring your kids to the bakery/cafe for a free craft. Reservations not required. Craft changes every weekend. Craft takes anywhere from 15-45 minutes to complete depending upon the age of the child. Parents can enjoy lunch while their kids do activities.

Feeling Color with de Kooning - Long Island Children's Museum
February 17, 2013 - Garden City

Red, indigo, violet, tangerine, periwinkle. How many different colors can you imagine? Take a journey where art and poetry come together in a beautiful colorful adventure. Play with the sound, feel, and story of color. Be inspired by art, poetry, and music as you brainstorm what mood you think Willem de Kooning was in when he created some of his abstract paintings. Create a colorful abstract painting using different mediums and shapes that express your feelings for the day.

Black History Month Interactive Read Aloud: 'These Hands' - White Plains Public Library
February 17, 2013 - White Plains

Children in grades 1-6 with their families are invited to celebrate Black History Month with an interactive reading of the book, "These Hands," written by Margaret H. Mason and illustrated by Floyd Cooper. Everyone will participate and be inspired by the story of overcoming racial discrimination at American bakery factories during the 1950s and early 1960s. Refreshments to follow.

David Pleasant presents SHOUT, JUBA, and JIVE - Long Island Children's Museum
February 17, 2013 - Garden City

Join David Pleasant for a hands-on music and movement class highlighting the percussion style of Gullah/Geechee, which originated from the Sea Islands off the coasts of Georgia and South Carolina. The workshop will culminate in a percussion orchestra in which kids perform on a variety of instruments.

Royal Hanneford Circus - Westchester County Center
February 17, 2013 - White Plains

The Royal Hanneford Circus is coming to town for the President's Day Weekend. The show will feature terrific tigers, acrobats, mother and baby elephants, the human cannon ball, ATV daredevils, trapeze stars, and much more! Tickets are available at the Westchester County Center Box Office, at, or by calling call 1-800-745-3000.

Year of the Snake - Teatown Lake Reservation
February 17, 2013 - Ossining

Celebrate the Year of the Snake Teatown-style! The focus will be on myth versus reality, to provide a better understanding of snakes and their benefit to ecological systems. Programs fill quickly so registration is strongly recommended. Call 914-762-2912 x110 to reserve.

Black Stars of the Great White Way - Queensborough Community College -QPAC
February 17, 2013 - Bayside

Celebrate Black History Month. Broadway choral director/arranger Chapman Roberts has created this evening of Broadway show stoppers delivered by an all-male cast featuring original cast members of such Broadway hits as Eubie Blake's "Eubie," "Duke Ellington's Sophisticated Ladies," Fats Waller's "Ain't Misbehavin," Leiber and Stoller's Grammy-winning "Smokey Joe's Cafe," "Dreamgirls," and "Porgy and Bess." The cast includes Tony nominated actor Norm Lewis and legendary song and dance man Maurice Hines.

Finding and Feeding Winter Birds - Greenburgh Nature Center
February 17, 2013 - Scarsdale

Join naturalist Dean Fausel on a winter walk to learn what birds wintering in our area like to eat and where they find shelter. The walk includes a visit to the Center's Birds of Prey exhibit and busy bird feeders, as well as a search for our more elusive feathered friends.

Great Backyard Bird Count - Westmoreland Sanctuary
February 17, 2013 - Mount Kisco

Celebrate winter birds and participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count with Westmoreland staff by observing and counting birds visiting the feeders at the nature center. Inside program. Warm drinks provided. All ages welcome. No RSVP required.

Bluebird House Construction - Westmoreland Sanctuary
February 17, 2013 - Mount Kisco

Create your own wooden bluebird house to provide a nesting location for backyard birds. All materials to construct bird houses are provided. Suitable for ages 6 to adult. RSVP by Feb 15.

Tilles Center Presents 'Rock of Ages' - Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
February 17, 2013 - Greenvale

Now a major film release starring Tom Cruise and Alec Baldwin, Rock of Ages is still Broadway's best party, with music by Styx, Journey, Twisted Sister, Pat Benatar, Bon Jovi and more. Hold on to the feeling.

Messy Afternoons - Long Island Children's Museum
February 17, 2013 - Garden City

Tots will be up to their elbows in goo, shaving cream, and Play Doh in this class full of artistic activities that makes being messy lots of fun. The session offers a variety of sensory activities for children ages 18 months to 4 years.

Norman Rockwell�s World, an American Dream (1972) - Nassau County Museum of Art
February 17, 2013 - Roslyn Harbor

A 30-minute Academy Award-winning film that uses archival film footage, dramatic reenactments and the artist�s work to show how Rockwell faithfully recorded the world around him. First come, first seated.

Pack Chat for Kids (ages 4-8) - Wolf Conservation Center
February 17, 2013 - South Salem

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

Daddy & Me Bagels and Blocks - Bet Torah Nursery School
February 17, 2013 - Mt. Kisco

Dads and nursery school aged children, 2-5 years old are invited for an hour of fun for all. Bagels and cold drinks will be provided, and there will be time at the end of the sessions for dads to connect with other dads, and for children to play with new-found friends. Free and open to the public. Please RSVP for the first session to

Family Art Project: A Desert Under Glass - Wave Hill
February 17, 2013 - Bronx

Take a visit to Wave Hill's Cactus and Succulent House and leave winter behind. Spend some time sketching and painting the exotic desert dwellers, then, using sand and paint, make a desert mirage.

Create a Grand Central City - New York Transit Museum
February 17, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

The 100-year-old Grand Central Terminal a world unto itself: trains below, buildings above, set amidst the maze of midtown Manhattan. Kids of all ages will fashion a Terminal City of our own with trains, tunnels, skyscrapers, roadways, and more.

Exploring our Climate - Blue Heron Park
February 17, 2013 - Staten Island

Urban Park Rangers teach about the global changes in climate and explain ways to prepare for changing weather patterns and future storms.

Young Artist Series - Quick Center for the Arts
February 17, 2013 - Fairfield

Jonathan Coombs and Igor Lovchinsky, two prize-winning, Juilliard-trained pianists, present an afternoon of music. Coombs, whom The New Yorker called "soulful and unbuttoned," has played for audiences from Boston Symphony Hall to Ravinia's "Rising Stars Showcase" in Chicago. Russian-born Lovchinsky, a first prize-winner at the Eastman International Piano Competition and the National Chopin Piano Competition, was hailed by Gramophone as a "star of the future."

Midwinter Recess Family Workshop: The Game-Making Game - Museum of the Moving Image
February 17, 2013 - Astoria

The exhibition Spacewar! Video Games Blast Off looks at the first fifty years of video games. All games, from Tag and Tic Tac Toe to Pac Man and Super Mario Galaxy are actually systems that share common features. In this 45-minute workshop, children learn what makes a game a game—and what makes a game fun—by making one, using tokens, die, game chips, and other materials. Materials fee $5, plus admission.

Shrek Forever After - Museum of The Moving Image
February 17, 2013 - Astoria

With the voices of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas, Julie Andrews. In the fourth and final installment in the series, Shrek (Myers), feeling thoroughly emasculated, entertains the thought of what life would be like without a wife and triplets. He is offered the opportunity to relive a day as a real bachelor ogre, and accepts in a fit of terrible decision-making. Dolby Digital 3-D.

Words are Freedom: Nightjohn - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
February 17, 2013 - Prospect Heights

This film follows Sarny, a 12-year-old slave girl, who faces a relatively hopeless life until the arrival of a runaway slave names Nightjohn who secretly begins to teach her to read and write, a crime punishable by death.

Classical Interludes: Trio Lumine - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
February 17, 2013 - Prospect Heights

This piano trio performs works by Brahms, Berg, Khachaturian, and other composers.

The Stamford Symphony: Musical Genius - Stamford Palace Theater
Through February 17, 2013 - Stamford

Listen to Stravinsky, Mendelssohn, Part and Mozart as conducted by Eckart Preu. MusiKids, an interactive education experience for children ages 6–12, takes place before the Sunday concert.

Winter Creature Cruises - Maritime Aquarium
February 17, 2013 - Norwalk

These cruises seek out the harbor seals, gray seals and even harp seals that have been coming down into the Sound in growing numbers each winter. Educators on board the research vessel Oceanic point out these federally protected marine mammals and talk about their natural histories. They'll also help identify such winter waterfowl as buffleheads, mergansers and Old Squaws. Bring binoculars and plenty of warm clothes. Recommended for ages 8 and up. Space is limited so advance reservations are strongly recommended. Walk-up tickets will be sold, space permitting. The cruises depart from the dock outside the Aquarium's IMAX movie theater. For reservations or more details, call ext. 2206.

A Poppy Seed Purim - Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center
February 17, 2013 - Upper West Side

The Jews of Shushan are in danger, but Queen Esther is around to save the day. This lighthearted musical play telling the Biblical story of Esther combines catchy songs, comic characters, and plenty of audience participation, plus a cookie! Kids can boo the villain Haman and cheer on Queen Esther, who convinces her husband King Ahasuerus to spare the Jews. Featuring the Kaufman Kids.

Pancakes with Penguins - Mystic Aquarium
February 17, 2013 - Mystic

Mystic Lions Club and Mystic Aquarium present Pancakes with Penguins on Sunday, Feb. 17 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Guests will have an up close experience with one of Mystic Aquarium's African penguins while they enjoy pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, fruit and beverages. An African penguin and trainer will be at the breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and costumed sea creatures will be there throughout the breakfast.

Sunday Family Bingo Night - The Moxie Spot
February 17, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

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

Watson Adventures’ Naked at the Met Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
February 17, 2013 - New

Join Watson Adventures on a unique, nudity-infused scavenger hunt at the Metropolitan Museum of Art! You’ll scrutinize paintings, sculptures, period rooms, sultry sirens, a literally bronzed Adonis, a medieval codpiece, an incontinent Cupid and a randy reveler who’ll make you exclaim, “I never sausage behavior!” No previous experience with art, or nudity, is required. This hunt is for adults only. If you’ve done Watson Adventures’ Murder at the Met Hunt, prepare yourself for something completely different—a lighthearted romp featuring new questions, new exhibits and lots of humor. Price includes museum admission. Advance purchase is required via Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT, but please do not contact the museum directly.

Watson Adventures’ SoHo Chocolatey Scavenger Hunt - SoHo
February 17, 2013 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a unique, chocolate-infused scavenger hunt throughout SoHo! The perfect hunt for those adventurers with a sweet tooth! While finding answers to tricky questions, you’ll be visiting a variety of chocolate shops, bakeries and specialty shops throughout SoHo. Treats spotted along the way will include tropical fruit caramels, bacon candy bars, lavender macaroons, spiced hot chocolate, cupcakes and rice pudding in more than 31 flavors. Bring $10 cash for food purchases. (We ask you to bring cash so that you can have a wide range of food options to suit your taste and diet. We’ll point you toward our favorites, but the ultimate choice is between you and your tummy.) Price: $24.50 per person. Advance purchase is required via Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT.

Up 4 Art - Staten Island Children's Museum
February 17, 2013 - Staten Island

Make a square to go on the Museum's quilt in honor of Black History Month.

Film: African Americans in Connecticut: Civil War to Civil Rights - Fairfield Museum and History Center
February 17, 2013 - Fairfield

This film, appropriate for students in grades 4 and up is a documentary by Connecticut filmmaker Karyl Evans chronicling the significant events and people in the history of African Americans in Connecticut from just after the Civil War to the Civil Rights era. The film is narrated by Ruby Dee. The film received 3 Emmy Awards for writing, producing and directing by Karyl Evans.

Living History: The History of the 29th Connecticut Colored Regiment - Fairfield Museum and History Center
February 17, 2013 - Fairfield

Join Ben Hawley, Connecticut native and member of the Descendants of the 29th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry (Colored) for a discussion on the creation of the 29th Connecticut, and how Governor William Buckingham bravely stood up against those within the state who opposed a black regiment, as well as Frederick Douglass's support of it.

Original Performances: Becoming American - Ten-Minute Play Festival - Fairfield Museum and History Center
February 17, 2013 - Fairfield

The Fairfield Museum and Falcon Repertory Theatre will present original plays from regional playwrights on the topic of freedom and slavery. What does it mean to become an American? Discover the myriad of interpretations of America's founding principles in these ten minute plays featuring local professional and pro-am actors. Tickets available for purchase online.

James Taylor Tribute with Copperline - Dix Hills Performing Arts Center
February 17, 2013 - Dix Hills

Gospel Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
February 17, 2013 - New York

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

Groove Buffet - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
February 17, 2013 - New York

Founded solely on passion for the music, Groove Buffet has become one of the best classic R&B, Motown, and soul acts on the East Coast. The band captures the true spirit of what this music is all about, motivating people to get up and dance to each and every song it performs. Paying homage to soul legends, Groove Buffet has an extensive song library from which it crafts each show's set list, providing an entire night of material featuring the sounds of Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Al Green, Gladys Knight, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Tina Turner, Wilson Pickett, and many more.

PINKALICIOUS - John W. Engeman Theater
February 17, 2013 - Northport

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 this predicament.

February 17, 2013 - Brentwood

Award winning singer and actor Tyrone Robinson pays homage to Nat King Cole who broke racial barriers and was a trailblazer in the entertainment world.

Doris Duke's Shangri La - Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art - Museum of Arts & Design
Through February 17, 2013 - New York

Exploring the extraordinary dialogue between Islamic tradition and Western modernity that shaped the fabled Honolulu residence of the philanthropist Doris Duke, Doris Duke's Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art features large-scale newly commissioned photos of the five-acre property by Tim Street-Porter and archival materials on the travel and research that led to the creation of Duke's home and the growth of her collection over 60 years, in addition to a selection of works from her collection, never before seen outside her home--ceramics, furniture, textiles, and jewelry inlaid with precious gems from Spain, North Africa, Central and South Asia, and the Middle East, including objects dating from the early first millennium B.C.E.--along with new works by six contemporary artists of Islamic heritage who participated in Shangri La's Contemporary Artists Residency program. These Shangri La- inspired works include calligraphic pieces by Mohamed Zakariya that evoke the physical landscape surrounding the home; vivid, large-scale projections that capture the home's confluence of American and Muslim cultures by Shahzia Sikander; and lantern-like metal sculptures of rockets and missiles that speak of both opulence and violence by Afruz Amighi, among others.

Family Gallery Talks & Art Workshops - Parrish Art Museum
February 17, 2013 - Southampton

Take a tour in the galleries with an exploration of three to five works of art. Families are then invited into the studio to create projects inspired by the works on view. Visit the website for a complete list of dates. No advance registration is required.

Presidents in Residence! February School - DiMenna Children's Histtory Museum at New-York Historical Society
February 17, 2013 - Upper West Side

Families explore, learn, and compete together in these presidential family programs. They will search for presidential clues on the whole-museum scavenger hunt, create an election slogan to print onto their own election button, and take part in the family Presidents' quiz, with questions for children, teens, and adults. Prizes for participation and for winning.

Family Films Series: 'The Princess Bride' - Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center
February 17, 2013 - Upper West Side

The Film Society of Lincoln Center shows "The Princess Bride" (1987; 98 minutes; rated PG) as part of their Family Films Series.

Erin Lee and the Up Past Bedtime Band - 92YTribeca
February 17, 2013 - Tribeca

With fun and funky songs about snow, sleds, and seriously loud sneezes, Erin Lee and the Up Past Bedtime Band are celebrating winter. They'll be singing the joys (and the challenges) of the snowy season, from second-hand snowsuits to lost mittens and runny noses. It's a perfect way to stay warm on a winter's morning. Erin Lee is an award-winning songwriter whose family music has received rave reviews and radio play from California to Canada. Her original tunes from her first two CD's have earned her national attention as one of the freshest, funniest, and insightful performers for kids. The Up Past Bedtime Band are a group of talented New York City musicians who can usually be found up well past bedtime playing everything from country music to punk in many of NYC's top venues. Together they make fantastic music for families that feature funky drumming, electric violin, intricate harmonies and silly songs about assorted childhood challenges—from accidentally losing your lunchbox to accidentally getting locked in the bathroom.

Macy Sunday's Story Time: President's Day - DiMenna Children's Histtory Museum at New-York Historical Society
February 17, 2013 - Upper West Side

When Mrs. Madoff's class decides to hold an assembly about President's Day, everyone in class helps set up and perform a grand play. Learn about the holiday and then act as George Washington in the DiMenna Children's History Museum. You can even practice the oath of office!

Maple Sugaring - Tenafly Nature Center
February 17, 2013 - Tenafly

Learn how to identify a maple tree as well as the history of syrup making and how technology has changed the gathering of sap over the centuries. Participants will check tapped trees around the nature center and boil down sap to make fresh, warm maple syrup - a sweet treat for all to taste. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required. No strollers.

Sea Lion Kiss - Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
February 17, 2013 - Riverhead

Get a kiss and a keepsake photo from Java the sea lion. Visit the ticketing desk to sign up and for more information. There are limited photos for each session. Those age 7 and older can be photographed by themselves; under 7 must be accompanied by adult (with adult receiving kiss).

The Wizard of Oz - Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts
February 17, 2013 - Smithtown

Dorothy and Toto are over the rainbow and on their way to the land of Oz, hoping to find a way to get back home to Kansas.

Pinocchio - Carriage House Theater at the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum
February 17, 2013 - Centerport

In this audience participation play, a young puppet struggles to achieve his goal of becoming a real boy.

'The Mark of Zorro' - The New Victory Theater
February 17, 2013 - Times Square

En garde! as the legendary swashbuckler swings his way to justice through the innovative eyes of acclaimed Scottish theater company Visible Fictions. A magnetic trio of actors performs every role in "The Mark Of Zorro," a timeless tale about a mysterious masked avenger, conjuring up all the fast-paced drama, sharp wit, and nail-biting suspense of an action flick. Employing playful props and physical ingenuity, the talented troupe whizzes through a multitude of friends and foes faster than Zorro can swoosh his sword. With high-speed horse chases, rooftop battles and a forbidden romance, this rollicking rendition of a classic story is the perfect adventure for your young heroes.

'Perfect Catch: A Throwmantic Comedy' - Canal Park Playhouse
February 17, 2013 - Lower Manhattan

This show stars cubicle dwellers Jen and Michael as they discover a shared love for office pranks that ignites a delightfully silly romp through New York City with juggling, dancing, and physical comedy under a rainstorm of bubbles.

Juilliard Opera presents Donizetti's 'Don Pasquale' - Peter Jay Sharp Theater
Through February 17, 2013 - New York

Stephen Lord, conductor; James Robinson, director; Juilliard Orchestra Chorus of Juilliard singers. Featuring Jeongcheol Cha as Don Pasquale, Tobias Greenhalgh as Malatesta, Yujoong Kim as Ernesto, Deanna Breiwick as Norina, and Said Pressley as Carlino. Premiered in Paris in 1843, Gaetano Donizetti's collaboration with librettist Giovanni Ruffini Don Pasquale is an operatic comedy hailed as one of the composer's and Italian opera's best-loved masterpieces. Commedia dell'arte archetypes and lighthearted narrative combined with virtuosic bel canto singing define Donizetti's distinctive style and delight audiences of all ages. Tickets $30, available 1/9 at the Juilliard Box Office, by calling CenterCharge (212) 721-6500, or online Half-price tickets for students and seniors at the Juilliard Box Office only. February 13 at 8:00 PM; February 15 at 8:00 PM; February 17 at 2:00 PM.

Jumpin' Juniper Festival - Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX)
February 17, 2013 - Park Slope

Jumpin' Juniper (Joanna Walchuk) hosts a four week, four-session gathering of interactive songs, stories, film, and dance in accordance to a visiting guest for each event. A well-equipped play room is available in conjunction with the performance. Check BAX's website for each week's featured performer.

Rachelle Ferrell - The Blue Note
Through February 17, 2013 - New York

Rachelle Ferrell, known all over the world as one of jazz's finest vocalists, makes a rare club appearance at the Blue Note for four nights.

Black Stars of the Great White Way! - Queensborough Performing Arts Center
February 17, 2013 - Bayside

Broadway choral director/arranger Chapman Roberts has created this blockbuster evening of Broadway show stoppers delivered by an all-male cast featuring original cast members of such stellar Broadway hits as Eubie Blake's Eubie, Duke Ellington's Sophisticated Ladies, Fats Waller's Ain't Misbehavin, Leiber and Stoller's Grammy Winner Smokey Joe's Café, Dreamgirls and Porgy and Bess. Many of the familiar tunes from these shows including I Got It Bad And That Ain’t Good, It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing, Minnie the Moocher, Five Guys Named Moe, Is You Is or Is You Ain’t My Baby and many more were arranged specifically for Broadway and the original cast albums by Roberts himself. See this star-studded and one of a kind theatrical event prior to its Carnegie Hall and National tour debut!

Chinese Ink Brush Painting Workshop - Children's Museum of Manhattan
February 17, 2013 - Upper West Side

New York Chinese Cultural Center presents the Chinese Ink Brush Painting workshop and young Chinese dancers performing in traditional costumes, taking place at Children's Museum of Manhattan. This program allows young children and family the up close and personal experience with Chinese crafts and folk arts. Registration for the workshop is one hour before each program and tickets for performance are distributed beginning one hour before each performance. Both events are free with admission.

February 17, 2013 - Chinatown

A colorful spectacle featuring floats, marching bands, lion and dragon dancers, antique cars, beauty queens, Asian & Hispanic musical performers, magicians and acrobats, and local organizations. The floats will feature various cultural performances and special guests. Over 6,000 individuals will march in the Parade, which will span every major street in Chinatown. This is the biggest winter parade in the East Coast and a national and international tourist attraction. Elected officials, celebrities and community leaders are scheduled to take part in the Parade, which will be covered by local, national and international media. An outdoor cultural festival will take place at the Sara Roosevelt Park by Canal St & Forsyth St that will feature booths and performances by musicians, dancers, and martial artists.

Flamenco Vivo - Queens Theatre
February 17, 2013 - Flushing

Enjoy one of the nation's premiere Spanish dance companies and the their fiery passion of Flamenco.

Michael Musto's 70's Disco Extravaganza - 54 Below
February 17, 2013 - New York

The mirror ball has relocated to the cellar at 54 BELOW. Join downtown legend, disco diva, and Village Voice columnist Michael Musto with his glittery sidekicks Snooky and Tish as he performs live with disco cover band The Elektrik Company. Michael's special guest star for the evening will be Orfeh (Legally Blonde, Saturday Night Fever). We are pushing tables and chairs aside to make way for the dance floor, so grab a cocktail and shake your groove thing into the wee hours as the 54 Below returns to its fabulous roots.

Musical Genius - Stamford Palace Theater
February 17, 2013 - Stamford

The Stamford Symphony with Eckart Preu, conductor and George Li. piano. Stravinsky and Meldelssohn are part of the program. Maestro Preu will share secrets and stories behind the music on stage one hour before the concert. MusiKids, an interactive education experience for children ages 6 – 12, takes place before the Sunday concert.

Cast of 'Once' - 54 Below
February 17, 2013 - New York

Get up close and personal with the Broadway cast of Once, winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards including Best Musical. Once is a truly original Broadway experience. The cast consists of an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments. When they make their 54 Below debut this February, the company will present a mix of original music, cover songs and even some tunes cut from their show! Musical Director: David Abeles

Amazing Valentine's Day Scavenger Hunt - The New York Beer Company
February 17, 2013 - NY

POGO Events presents The Amazing New York Race - part scavenger hunt, part obstacle course and ALL NEW YORK. A series of clues leads you around the city performing physical and mental challenges along the way. This version of the Race is all about celebrating Valentine's Day in New York! You can sign up as a team or as an individual and we will partner you with a team. It is a great way to connect with friends or meet new ones.

Purim Fun - Jewish Children's Museum
February 17, 2013 - Crown Heights

Celebrate Purim. Hear the story related to this festive story. Learn how to gift wrap and send food packages to those in need. Plan a costume and enjoy crafting and decorating festive masks to go along with it.

Circus Weekend Continues at Kids Week - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
February 17, 2013 - New York

Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey will continue the 2013 "Kids Week" celebration with special performances at 1PM and 3PM at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Performers will dazzle audiences with their daring and unique routines. Kids can also watch Marcin the Magician perform magic tricks and take home balloon sculptures made by members of the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, while circus performers stroll the museum throughout the day.

NYC Audubon Winter EcoCruise - New York Water Taxi
February 17, 2013 - New York

Meet at South Street Seaport's Pier 17 and come aboard NY Water Taxi's eco-friendly vessel for a winter adventure in New York Harbor! Look for harbor seals on the rocky shores of Governor's Island and the more remote Hoffman and Swinburne Islands. Learn about the surprisingly diverse winter birds of New York City, including ducks, geese, loons, and sandpipers, many of which migrate south from the Arctic. See the Statue of Liberty and pass under the Verrazano Bridge. Dress warmly and bring your binoculars. Hot tea and cocoa will be served. Limited to 100. To register, contact New York Water Taxi at 212-742-1969 or $35 for adults; $25 for children 3-12 (Children under 3 free admission). Recommended for ages 6 and up (but all ages welcome). Directions: The cruise launches from South Street Seaport, at 89 South Street -- a 5-10 minute walk from the A,C,J,Z,2,3 Fulton Street stop. The boarding area for New York Water Taxi is located 20 feet from the bow (front) of the big red "Ambrose" light ship between Pier 16 and Pier 17. For more directions, visit

IndieCade East - Museum of Moving Image
Through February 17, 2013 - Astoria

Museum of the Moving Image is partnering with IndieCade, the country's premier festival for independent games—dubbed "the video game industry's Sundance" by the Los Angeles Times—to present the first-ever East Coast edition of the festival. IndieCade East, taking place throughout the Museum from February 15 through 17, 2013, will feature 20 playable IndieCade Official Selection games; presentations from designers, academics, and journalists including Kris Piotrowski (Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP) and Doug Wilson (Johann Sebastien Joust); seminars and workshops for budding game makers led by industry experts; an arcade tournament; a festival-long game jam; and much more.

The Letter - Dicapo Opera Theater
February 17, 2013 - New York

The New York premiere of an opera noir by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Paul Moravec and libretto by noted critic-playwright-biographer Terry Teachout is next. The Letter is based on the classic Somerset Maugham play and short story filmed by Hollywood in 1940. Set in Malaya, The Letter tells the dramatic story of the adulterous wife of a British plantation manager who shoots her faithless lover dead, then tries to escape hanging by lying about her crime -- a story with a surprising outcome.

Gallery Stage: Interactive Show - 'Two Rivers, Two Cultures' - Hudson River Museum
February 17, 2013 - Yonkers

Sarah Lawrence College Theatre Outreach Program students, in costume, invite families to journey up the Hudson in a 20-minute performance they wrote for the exhibition The Panoramic River. An interactive adventure against a moving backdrop into early American and British cultures. Appropriate for ages 6 and older.

Words That Paint - Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art (HVCCA)
Through February 17, 2013 - Peekskill

WORDS THAT PAINT: THE HUDSON VALLEY SCHOOL IN POETRY AND PROSE HVCCA's exhibition "PEEKSKILL PROJECT V: The New Hudson River School," provides the setting for this unique night of short plays and poems inspired by art from the exhibition. "Words that Paint: The Hudson River School in Poetry and Prose" is a collaborative art experience presented by HVCCA and Director Mara Mills. Writers from throughout the region were invited to visit the exhibition, and then submit short plays or poems inspired by works of art. The resulting works were juried and assembled into this theatrical performance. HVCCA provides the backdrop, performed by professional actors in full view of the artwork that inspired the words. The audience will move through the space as the narrative unfolds, adding a dynamic component. "Words that Paint…" will debut in the evening on Thursday, February 14th at 7pm. There will be three additional performances: matinees on Saturday, February 16th at 2pm and 4pm; Sunday, February 17th at 2pm. The event will last approximately one-and-a-half hours. Audience is limited to 25 per performance. Reserve with credit card or check by calling 914-788-0100 or emailing

Sunday Sessions: The Andy Kaufman Effect: Comedy in the Expanded Field - MoMA PS1
February 17, 2013 - Long Island City

Schedule 12–3 PM · Mårten Spångberg: The Dancing Seminar: A Listening Dance 1 PM · Dear Andy Kaufman, I Hate Your Guts! with Lynne Margulies 2–3:30 PM · Panel Discussion on The Andy Kaufman Effect 3:30–6 PM · East Coast Premiere of Tony Clifton: The Movie

With Bravery and Distinction Tour Guide Talk - Intrepid Sea Air & Space Museum
Through February 17, 2013 - New York

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum introduces the free Tour Guide Talk "With Bravery and Distinction" that will run every Saturday and Sunday through February 24. This 45-minute tour celebrates the little-known accomplishments of African-American pioneers in the areas of sea, air and space. The tour will lead visitors back in time, highlighting many inspirational stories of men and women who heroically broke through barriers, paving the way for future generations. Among the historical accounts that the tour shares with visitors are that of USS Intrepid's Gun Tub-10, the brave ship stewards who fought to save the Intrepid from a kamikaze attack; Jesse Brown, the Navy's first African-American combat pilot who lost his life during the Korean war; Navy officer Dick Turpin, an African American Navy Diver who is credited with inventing the underwater cutting torch used at Pearl Harbor; Robert Lawrence, America's first African-American astronaut who in 1967 was part of the Gemini MOL (Manned Orbital Laboratory) program and many more. This Tour Guide Talk is free with the price of admission to the museum. Visitors can check in at the Information Deck in Hangar 1.

Chuckie - Pacha NYC
February 17, 2013 - New York

Presidents Day Sunday February 17 Pacha NYC & RPM present… CHUCKIE GET TICKETS Doors 10pm Table Reservations 212.209.7500 Pacha NYC 618 W.46th St.

'My Mom is Trying To Ruin My Life' - WorkShop Theater Company
February 17, 2013 - Midtown

"My Mom is Trying to Ruin My Life" is a hilarious new family musical for kids and their embarrassing parents. Based on the popular children's book with music by the team that brought you beloved songs from Between the Lions and Sesame Street. For ages 6 and older. Here is the press release: If Emma's mom is so great, why is she trying to ruin her daughter's life? She talks too loudly, worries about everything, and kisses Emma in front of her friends. It wouldn't be that bad if she just gave her one kiss on top of her head, but no, she kisses Emma all over her face. Can Emma stop her mom before she ruins the rest of her life? Based on the acclaimed Simon & Schuster picture book by Kate Feiffer, "My Mom is Trying to Ruin My Life" is a hilarious new family musical for kids and their embarrassing parents. Cast: Michael Bernardi* Maddie Glass Andrew Hubacher* Kayla King Claire Kwon Noah Marlowe* Shelly McPherson* Sydney Ryan Robles Madisyn Shipman* Garielle Smith-Goldson Ryan Bauer Walsh* Lauren Weintraub* Ashton Woerz* The cast includes actors from Disney's Mary Poppins, Priscila Queen of the Desert, Enron, and the National Tours of Billy Elliot, A Christmas Story The Musical, and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular and features a score by an Emmy award winning music team. Director: Debbi Katz Choreographer: Danyelle Demchock Book: Kate Feiffer & MJ Bruder-Munafo Music: Paul Jacobs Lyrics: Sarah Durkee Associate Producer: Evan Bernardin Assistant Associate Producer: Eddie Antar Illustration by Diane Goode used by permission of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing

February 17, 2013 - New York

Warm up your winter and enjoy the best of disco and house music with DJ Lina spinning your favorite Fire Island mixes at ‘PARADISCO Sundays’ in The Spa Atrium and Winter Wonderland Courtyard at THE OUT NYC every Sunday starting February 10 through March 10, 2013 from 3:00–8:00PM. In addition to offering a full-bar, PARADISCO Sundays offers guests a chance to glide around the Winter Wonderland ice rink and take advantage of a seasonal menu featuring hot toddies, custom cocktails, and cheese and chocolate fondue. DATE: Sundays from February 10, 2013 to March 10, 2013

Arturo O'Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra - Birdland
February 17, 2013 - New York

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

The Birdland Jazz Party - Birdland
February 17, 2013 - New York

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

Glitz&Glam - Hot Cut Hair Salon
February 17, 2013 - Baldwin

It's a party where girls get glammed up! Hair, nails, makeup- all the ingredients for a great party. All the girls have a blast at the glam parties so you definitely want to let your girls in on the fun. Call for more information and to register.

Dj Enuff's President's Day Celebration - Providence AC
February 17, 2013 - Atlantic City

Dj Enuff's President's Day Celebration at Providence Atlantic City Sunday, February 17th, 2013 Dj Enuff's President's Day Sunday at Providence AC inside The Tropicana Hotel 2801 Pacific Avenue #304 Atlantic City, NJ 08401 $25 Advance Tickets To Purchase Tickets go to Music by: Dj Enuff, C-Lo, NYSE spinning Open Format, Hip Hop, R&B, House, Reggae, etc. Doors Open at 10pm Dresscode: Dress to impress Age: 21 and over For more information, text Eric Virgil at 917-664-2686, email or go to Join us Presidents Day Sunday February 17th 2013 at Providence Atlantic City. One of the biggest Atlantic City events!! Event will be sold out soon make sure to book your rooms asap! Music by the Heavy Hitters DJ Enuff, C-Lo, Nyse and many more guest DJs! Club Providence Atlantic City NJ - Providence Nightclub AC - Providence Atlantic City, located inside the Tropicana Hotel and Casino, is one of those nightclubs that shape Atlantic City nightlife. With a huge wooden dance floor, fully stocked bar, and talented DJs from around the globe gracing Club Providence AC turntables, Providence Atlantic City is one hotel/casino nightclub you dont want to pass over.

Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck Open House - Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck
February 17, 2013 - Center Moriches

Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck is hosting a series of open houses for prospective campers and families of children and young adults with special needs. Parents should bring their children if they are to be a new camper this summer. During the tour, parents will have a chance to meet the year-round staff and ask questions or address any concerns that they might have. In addition, they will have the opportunity to see the new dining hall that will accommodate more campers during mealtime. Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck is a resident summer camp serving children and young adults ages six to 21 with both physical and developmental special needs. Its mission is to help these children to achieve equality, dignity, and maximum independence through a safe and quality program of camping, recreation, and education. Throughout the program, campers participate in many activities, such as arts and crafts, talent shows, cook-outs, swimming and boating.

Ring in Lunar New Year - Sky View Center
February 17, 2013 - Flushing

In celebration of Lunar New Year, also referred to as Chinese New Year, for an afternoon of entertainment and family fun. To get fully into the holiday spirit, the mall has partnered with the Praying Mantis dance troupe and local nonprofit, CenterStage: The Queens Center for Performing Arts to provide an array of activities and performances. Praying Mantis will start the day off with a Lion Dance outside the main entranceway at 12:30 p.m. and then proceed to tour the mall with more intimate performances for shoppers and attendees. The fun continues at 2pm when CenterStage begins its live concert featuring traditional Chinese music. At the same time, children will have the opportunity to celebrate the holiday with Lunar New Year-themed crafts. Truly an entertaining day for the entire family, Sky View Center’s festivities are the perfect way to kick off the Year of the Snake! When: Sunday, February 17, 2013 12:30pm – 1:30pm 2:00pm – 4:00pm Where: Sky View Center, at 40-24 College Point Blvd, Flushing, NY 11354, Level D More: Public Transportation to 40-24 College Point Boulevard: • Subway: 7 train to Main St. Flushing. Exit near intersection of Main St. and Roosevelt Avenue. Start out going West on Roosevelt Ave towards Prince St. Turn left onto College Point Blvd. • LIRR: Port Washington-bound LIRR to Flushing, Main Street. Exit near 41st Avenue. Start out going Southwest on 41st Avenue towards College Point Blvd. Turn right onto College Point Blvd. Keep moving ahead on College Point Blvd (Clinton Davis Sr. Road). Press Contact: Erin Lagasse Quinn and Co. O: 212.868.1900 x226 C: 401.441.2623 Katie Yu C: 347.498.4984

SESAME STREET LIVE ELMO'S SUPER HEROES - The Theater at Madison Square Garden
Through February 18, 2013 -

When Super Grover loses his superness, Sesame Street needs a hero! Never fear, Elmo and his team of super heroes are here. Teaching lessons of healthy habits through song and dance, Elmo, Abby Cadabby and your favorite Sesame Street friends will explore exercise, nutrition, sleep/energy and hygiene -- all in a quest to put the "super" back in Super Grover. It's Elmo's Super Heroes to the rescue!

George Bellows - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through February 18, 2013 - New York

George Bellows (1882-1925) was regarded as one of America's greatest artists when he died, at the age of forty-two, from a ruptured appendix. Bellows's early fame rested on his powerful depictions of boxing matches and gritty scenes of New York City's tenement life, but he also painted cityscapes, seascapes, war scenes, and portraits, and made illustrations and lithographs that addressed many of the social, political, and cultural issues of the day. Featuring some one hundred works from Bellows's extensive oeuvre, this landmark loan exhibition is the first comprehensive survey of the artist's career in nearly half a century. It invites the viewer to experience the dynamic and challenging decades of the early twentieth century through the eyes of a brilliant observer.

John Rogers: American Stories - New-York Historical Society
Through February 18, 2013 - New York

John Rogers: American Stories is the first full retrospective of the most popular American sculptor John Rogers (1829-1904). An astute and tireless maker and marketer of artworks from the beginning of the Civil War to the end of the Gilded Age, Rogers sold more than 80,000 narrative figural groups in plaster, reaching the American public en masse and addressing the issues that most touched their lives. His arresting and memorable subjects included scenes from the front lines and the home front of the Civil War, insightful commentaries on domestic life, and dramatic episodes from the stage and literature.

The Landmarks of New York - New-York Historical Society
Through February 18, 2013 - New York

The Landmarks of New York is an exhibition which explores the history of New York as revealed by its historical structures. The exhibition's ninety photographs of New York landmarks, including thirty newly donated by former New York City Landmarks Commissioner Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel, are critical documents that chronicle the city's past from the seventeenth through the twentieth centuries. As the city grew, single family houses were replaced by apartment buildings and then skyscrapers; agriculture replaced manufacturing, which was supplanted by commerce and the movement of goods and services. All of these structures tell the story of New York's journey from a small colonized village to a world class city.

President's Weekend - Montauk Lighthouse
Through February 18, 2013 - Montauk

The Montauk Lighthouse Museum and Gift Shop will be open for President's Weekend.

Sesame Street Live: 'Elmo's Super Heroes' - The Theater at Madison Square Garden
Through February 18, 2013 - Midtown

All is not well on Sesame Street, but Elmo's determined to help his friends find happiness. The show opens with Super Grover losing his superness, so Elmo brings the gang to town, teaching the audience lessons of healthy habits through song and dance with his friends including Abby Cadabby, Big Bird, Bert, Ernie, and more of the gang.

Hot Chocolate Festival - City Bakery
Through February 18, 2013 - New York

Presidents' Day Family Fun - New-York Historical Society
Through February 19, 2013 - New York

Presidents are in residence starting Saturday, February 16 at the New-York Historical Society's DiMenna Children's History Museum. Families explore, learn, and compete together with Presidents' Day-themed programs, including scavenger hunts, an Abraham Lincoln quiz, chocolate-making from the colonial era, storytelling, writing workshops, and more. Visit website for schedule of events.

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.

Not Too Late: Recent Works by Feng Mengbo - Chambers Fine Art
Through February 22, 2013 - New York

China's leading video and new media artist presents his latest work accompanied by a new series of ink and mixed media paintings and works on paper that further develop the concepts first glimpsed in 2010.

McDermott & McGough: Suspicious of rooms without music or atmosphere - Cheim & Read
Through February 23, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of painting, sculpture and works on paper by the collaborative duo.

Don Bachardy: Portraits From a Canyon: Los Angeles in the 60s and 70s: S