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Today's Family & Kids Activities in Bronx-Feb 23

February 23, 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!.

Dance Under the Influence - Molissa Fenley, John Heginbotham, Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards and Zack Winokur - Museum of Arts & Design
Through February 23, 2013 - New York

Taking to the stage once again, MAD's signature series Dance Under the Influence returns for another season of live performances by the top talent of contemporary dance.

Real Steel - Free Sword Swallowing Show - Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square
February 23, 2013 - New York

More than 20 sword swallowers will be "dropping swords" at nearly 20 Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditoriums worldwide on February 23, 2013 in celebration of the 6th annual World Sword Swallower's Day. In New York City, Ripley's Times Square will host the largest group of sword swallowing performers. Led by Todd Robbins, the group of more than 10 sword swallowers will perform a free show outside of Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square Odditorium. The show will start at 1:30 pm with an official "swallow" at 2:23:13 p.m. to coincide with the 2/23/13 date. People can also try swallowing a sword on their own -- virtually -- thanks to the new Ripley's Believe It or Not! app which features iSword. This cutting edge technology allows users to test their lightning-fast reactions and nerves of steel to score points and freak out their friends, all on an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. It's all the fun without any of the danger! Instructions on how to use the app will be provided at each World Swallower's Day event so we can all swallow together! World Sword Swallower's Day was founded by the Sword Swallowers Association International (SSAI) and is co-sponsored by Ripley's Believe It or Not!

Magdalena Kozena / Yefim Bronfman - Carnegie Hall
February 23, 2013 - New York

Program to include works by Mussorgsky, Shostakovich, Ravel, Rachmaninoff, Bartok and a New York premiere by Marc-Andre Dalbavie (co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall) The New York Times has called Magdalena Kozena, "a true lyric mezzo-soprano voice, with dusky colorings that stem from her low register yet carry through into her shimmering high notes." She's joined on this program by the incomparable Yefim Bronfman.

ShakesBEER: NYC's Original Shakespearean Pub Crawl - Beckett's
February 23, 2013 -

Start 2013 off right with ShakesBEER, NYC's original Shakespearean pub crawl. Not only will there be drinking and barding, but you'll be supporting local bars hit by Hurricane Sandy. Come to ShakesBEER on Stone Street in Lower Manhattan for a crowd pleasing day of drinking and theatre. Can't make it on the 23rd? There will be a second pub crawl March 2nd. On both days, there will be a pub crawl from Beckett's to Ulysses to Killarney Rose to The Dubliner. Each $40 ticket includes 4 drinks (beer, wine, or soda) and 4 scenes of engaging Shakespeare. Check-in is 2:30pm at Beckett's. So come to ShakesBEER, where it's 4 BEERS, 4 BARS, 1 BARD. Starring: Brendan Averett, Vince Gatton, Eleanor Handley, Jenna Panther, Annie Paul, Kelli Ruttle, and Michael Shattner. Directed by: Zac Hoogendyk, Carey Van Driest, Katelin Wilcox, and Leigh Williams.

Strawberry Fields Beatles Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
February 23, 2013 - New York

NYC's Longest Running Beatles Show STRAWBERRY FIELDS featuring former members of Broadway's BEATLEMANIA Doors: 11am - Show: 12pm Ticket includes All-You-Can-Eat-Buffet, Show, Tax and Tip $40 adv, $42.50 door 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. They take you on a Magical Mystery Tour beginning in 1964 complete with mop top hair, black suits with thin ties & the 1st four albums of music. Next stop, 1967, features the psychedelic era of "Sergeant Pepper Lonely Hearts Club Band" album with all the costumes & jackets on the album cover. The last stop includes: "White Album", "Abbey Road" & "Let It Be".

'Bark! In The Park' - Florence Gould Hall
February 23, 2013 - Upper East Side

New York Theatre Ballet's (NYTB) 2012-2013 season will debut an all-new ballet, "Bark! In The Park," with choreography by Chase Brock of Broadway's hit "Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark," and story and music by Karen LeFrak. This production will join "The Nutcracker," "Sleeping Beauty," "Goose!" and "Peter & the Wolf" in its series of perfect 1-hour ballets for kids and families. "Bark! In The Park" follows two children and their overprotective nanny as they travel through Central Park searching for their beloved lost dog. Dancing seals, secretive snow leopards, and waddling penguins appear as you have never seen them before. Character driven, contemporary, and vivid, this ballet will delight children as well as adults.

Rigoletto - Metropolitan Opera
February 23, 2013 -

Director Michael Mayer has placed his new production of Verdi's towering tragedy in Las Vegas in 1960-an ideal setting for this eternal conflict of depravity and innocence. Piotr Beczala is the womanizing Duke, Zeljko Lucic is his tragic sidekick, Rigoletto, and Diana Damrau sings Rigoletto's daughter, Gilda. Michele Mariotti conducts.

Carmen - Metropolitan Opera
February 23, 2013 -

The Met's hit production of Bizet's Carmen stars Anita Rachvelishvili, who made a sensational Met debut in the title role in 2010. "With her smoldering, earthy sexuality, she is ideal for the role" of the sultry gypsy (New York Times). Rising tenor Yonghoon Lee is Don Jose, whose doomed love for Carmen destroys them both. Kate Royal is the loyal Micaela and Teddy Tahu Rhodes sings the swaggering bullfighter Escamillo. Michele Mariotti conducts in his Met debut.

Black Tie & Black Jack Casino Night Gala - Pier 60 @ Chelsea Piers
February 23, 2013 - New York

Join us on Saturday, February 23, 2013 for our annual fundraising gala to help fight blood cancers. More than 900 young professionals will come together in support of the LLS mission as they enjoy a lavish selection of food, open bar, entertainment, dancing and the opportunity to try their luck at games of chance, including poker, black jack, roulette & craps with the opportunity to win fabulous prizes. Tickets are now on sale at Hosted by Society Ties, the young professionals volunteer group of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Movies for Kids (and their Families) - 'Young Sherlock Holmes' - Jacob Burns Film Center
February 23, 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.

Opossums - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Wildlife Education Center
February 23, 2013 - Cornwall

Come to the Museum's Wildlife Education Center and meet the resident opossum. Learn all about these unique animals then make a 'possum pouch to take home. For adults and children ages 5 and up.

Raggedy Ann & Andy - Theatre Three
February 23, 2013 - Port Jefferson

The world's most famous rag dolls come to life in an adventure about friendship, loyalty and love. Setting out from the Tiwilliger Workshop, Raggedy Ann and friends embark on an adventure to bring a special little girl a very special doll.

Pinkalicious - The Showplace at Bellmore Movies
February 23, 2013 - Bellmore

This is the tale, based on the popular book by Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann, of Pinkalicious, who 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 pink predicament. Meet and greet the cast after the show. Reserve tickets online or by phone.

Mulan - Broadhollow Theater at Elmont
February 23, 2013 - Elmont

Kids will enjoy this fully-costumed, staged version of the Disney cartoon, Mulan. Reserve tickets on line or by phone.

Anime Club - Rockville Center Library
February 23, 2013 - Rockville Centre

Kids in Grades 7 to 12 watch and discuss computer animated creations and sometimes draw their own.

Crafts For Kids - Cupcake Corner
February 23, 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.

Purim Shpiel & Megilat Esther Reading - Temple Beth Torah
February 23, 2013 - Upper Nyack

Temple Beth Torah presents "A Shushan Street Purim." All ages are welcome for this celebration of the Jewish holiday of Purim.

Storytime: Happy Birthday Amelia Bedelia - Barnes & Noble -- The Palisades Center
February 23, 2013 - West Nyack

Over the past 50 years, Amelia Bedelia has given children countless laughs, smiles, and enduring stories that truly inspire a love of reading. At this special story time, young readers will celebrate her birthday.

Queen Esther's Magic - Congregation Sons of Israel
February 23, 2013 - Upper Nyack

Celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim with magician Simon Mandal. Then stay for a light dinner, a Megillah reading, and holiday songs to the tune of some well-known Disney songs.

Native American Pottery Making - Garvies Point Museum and Preserve
February 23, 2013 - Glen Cove

Create your own clay pot inspired by primitive Native American technology.

Saturday Crafts - The Field Library
February 23, 2013 - Peekskill

Crafty kids can drop in for simple crafts from 11am-12pm and make a Unity Quilt Square, too.

Whooo's on their Nest? - Teatown Lake Reservation
February 23, 2013 - Ossining

Did you know great-horned owls are the first birds to raise their families, often sitting on their eggs in January? Learn about great-horned owl families, then read a story about a baby owl's rescue, and meet one of Teatown's great-horned owls. Programs fill quickly so registration is strongly recommended. Call 914-762-2912 x110 to reserve.

Donnie McClurkin in Concert - Kupferberg Center For The Arts-Colden Auditorium
February 23, 2013 - Flushing

In celebration of Black History Month, come enjoy Grammy-award winner Donnie McClurkin, who is known worldwide as the tall raspy tenor who commands attention with his powerful and rich sounding vocals. His gospel, spirit-filled performance is certain to raise the roof of the Colden Auditorium.

Saturday Specials - Chappaqua Public Library
February 23, 2013 - Chappaqua

A program for special needs kids and their families: stories, songs, sensory activities, and schmoozing. For all ages. Registration required; space is limited.

fifth annual Winter Wonderland Children's Ball - Stepping Stones Museum
February 23, 2013 - Norwalk

Children are the guests of honor as the museum transforms into a snow-kissed wonderland featuring a lighted courtyard, a play-sized igloo, a life-sized snow globe, winter murals, snowflake-adorned galleries and a myriad of snow people. Families enjoy dancing, hors d'oeuvres, crafts and full access to all the exhibits in the museum.

Sleeping Beauty Dreams - Long Island Children's Museum
February 23, 2013 - Garden City

Mexico's Marionetas de la Esquina Family Puppet Theater re-imagines the classic Brothers Grimm fairytale as a modern story. Award-winning playwright Amaranta Leyva, reimagines the famous princess as an overprotected daughter looking for a way to break free of her castle walls in order to search for true love…and her true self.

Puppet Play - Long Island Children's Museum
February 23, 2013 - Garden City

Explore the art of paper bag puppet-making as you craft and engineer your very own Sleeping Beauty character. Use your puppet to re-tell the story or have fun making up a version of your own.

Messy Afternoons - Long Island Children's Museum
February 23, 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.

Realism in Twentieth-Century American Painting (1991) - Nassau County Museum of Art
February 23, 2013 - Roslyn Harbor

This 60-minute film uses work by Wood, O�Keeffe, Marsh, Hopper, Wyeth and Estes to examine the strong artistic current of American Realism, Regionalism and Social Realism through to contemporary photo-realism. First come, first seated.

Through February 23, 2013 - New York

In Mr. Guettel's own words: "I disappeared in 2007. Into the studio. Into five new shows: a fairy tale adventure, an invisible man, a love story, a thing about wanting to be good called Millions and an opera for the devil. With an insanely tight little band led by Kim Grigsby, with the incomparable singers Steven Pasquale and Whitney Bashor at my side, I'll sing from these new shows. Steven and Whitney will sing from the old ones since that material is way too high for me now. I'm thrilled to try out new songs at 54 Below with such a brilliant group of musicians. I hope I'll see you in February. I'm so looking forward."

Pack Chat for Kids (ages 4-8) - Wolf Conservation Center
February 23, 2013 - South Salem

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

'The Color Purple - The Musical About Love - White Plains Performing Arts Center
February 23, 2013 - White Plains

A soul-stirring musical based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker and the film by Steven Spielberg. Set to a joyous score featuring jazz, ragtime, gospel and blues, "The Color Purple" is a story of hope, a testament to the healing power of love, and a celebration of life. Adapted for the stage by Marsha Norman, with music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray. Recommended for ages 10 and older. Directed by Jeremy Quinn with musical direction by Stephen Ferri.

Family Art Project: Seedy, Beady Paper - Wave Hill
February 23, 2013 - Bronx

Papermaker Randy Brozen shows participants how to make beautiful sheets of handmade paper, dressed up extra fancy, with seeds and seed beads.

Sugaring - Rye Nature Center
February 23, 2013 - Rye

Tap the sap the old-fashioned way. Learn how maple trees produce sap and get a peek at the sugaring process in the Rye Nature Center's own sugar shed. Reservations required.

Zoomin' Zoetropes - New York Transit Museum
February 23, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Kids will observe Bill Brand's Arts for Transit installation, Masstransiscope, which brings the optical illusion created by zoetropes to subway riders on the Q train in downtown Brooklyn. They will design these simple animation devices, and learn how to tell stories by creating the illusion of motion.

Gameshow: Black History Month - Brooklyn Children's Museum
February 23, 2013 - Crown Heights

Kids ages 4 and older enjoy a game of trivia relating to African American and Black History Month.

John Lennon Imagined: The Beatles and Solo Years featuring The Nutopians - Downtown Cabaret Theatre
February 23, 2013 - Bridgeport

The Nutopians is an award-winning 8-piece ensemble that celebrates the artistry of John Lennon. Created and led by Rex Fowler of Aztec Two-Step and Tom Dean of Devonsquare, the band gives an acoustic-oriented treatment to Lennon's Beatles and solo song compositions. Call for tickets.

Drop-in Moving Image Studio - Museum of the Moving Image
February 23, 2013 - Astoria

The Museum offers drop-in studio sessions for young visitors ages seven and up. With the assistance of Museum educators, visitors engage in hands-on creative work, making projects ranging from flipbooks and thaumatropes (hand-drawn optical toys) to stop-motion and computer animations and video games. Studio visitors also have the opportunity to see, handle, and explore the inner workings of moving-image technology, such as projectors, film strips and video tape, video game consoles, and more.

Birding: Winter Birds - Clove Lakes Park
February 23, 2013 - Staten Island

Clove Lakes Park is for the birds...winter birds! Enjoy them up close and in the sky.

Saturday Family Programs: Charlotte's Web - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
February 23, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Enjoy the wonderful E. E. Cummings story as brought to life in this theatrical production.

Brett Ernst - Gotham Comedy Club
Through February 23, 2013 - New York

Bret Ernst is a headliner in the top clubs across the country and has earned the sought after honor of marquee status on the Sunset Strip. His half-hour special was ranked in the top 5 of the Comedy Central Presents series and his highly-anticipated debut album, "American Comic," is being released this year.

Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players - Symphony Space
February 23, 2013 - Upper West Side

This Grammy-nominated kid rock star and his band return for their annual blow-out concerts. With style compared to Elvis Costello and Green Day, they're an audience favorite year after year. Justin will sing his hit songs like "Willy Was a Whale" and "Pop Fly" as well as songs from his new releases Lullaby and Recess.

Stories We Tell - American Museum of Natural History
February 23, 2013 - Upper West Side

The Museum honors African-American History Month with a tribute to storytellers and griots who give rich voice to the African-American experience. The program will feature award-winning storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston; choreographer Camille A. Brown, who will perform a poignant solo from her new work, Mr. TOL E. RAncE; Darryl "DMC" McDaniels of multi-platinum hip-hop group Run-DMC, who returns to the Museum with Oscar-nominated youth ensemble IMPACT Repertory Theatre and special guest NEA Jazz Master Delfeayo Marsalis; National Slam Champion Roger Bonair-Agard of HBO's "Def Poetry Jam;" and the Composers Concordance.

African American History Month Celebration - The Discovery Museum
February 23, 2013 - Bridgeport

In honor of African American History Month, the Museum is focusing on storytelling and its role in documenting the history and culture of African-Americans. Professional storytellers and a variety of artists will perform. African American scientists and engineers will be honored.

Cabin Fever Festival and Charity Chowder Cook-off - Olde Mistick Village
February 23, 2013 - Mystic

Beat cabin fever. Sample chowders of all varieties made by chefs region wide while strolling the grounds of this New England style shopping village.

Art for Families: Shape to Form 2D and 3D - The Noguchi Museum
February 23, 2013 - Long Island City

Families are encouraged to explore the galleries and then make art in the Education Room in response to their experience. Educators are present to discuss gallery connections, introduce materials, and assist with art making. Materials included.

Dreamworks Animation: Over The Hedge - Museum of the Moving Image
February 23, 2013 - Astoria

With the voices of Bruce Willis, Garry Shandling, Steve Carell, Wanda Sykes. A group of forest animals awake from hibernation to discover that they have new human neighbors—and Vincent the bear discovers that his entire food stash has been stolen. But the neighborhood trash cans are filled to the brim with MSG-loaded delicacies.

4th Saturday Wildcard Night - The Moxie Spot
February 23, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

What's happening at the Moxie Spot? Come down and yell for your favorite activity. Whatever the vast majority decides, wins (or whomever yells the loudest!).

Watson Adventures’ Wizard School Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
February 23, 2013 - New

Join us on a Harry Potter-themed scavenger hunt for kids ages 10 and up! Young wizards will enjoy a trip to the Metropolitan Museum, in search of art that echoes characters and enchanted objects in the Harry Potter books. You'll track down serpents, Dumbledore look-alikes, and figures as scary as any Death Eater. This hunt references the books to provide a bridge to many wonderful works of art. Kids must be accompanied by adults. Advance purchase required; price includes museum admission.

Watson Adventures’ Secrets of Grand Central Scavenger Hunt - Grand Central Terminal
February 23, 2013 - 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 Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT.

Watson Adventures’ Murder at the Met Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
February 23, 2013 - New

Join Watson Adventures on a murder mystery scavenger hunt! A curator's been murdered at the Metropolitan Museum, but he's left a trail of clues connected with secrets in works of art. As your team gathers answers about the art, you'll learn a sordid tale revolving around a planned purchase of a rare painting by Leonardo da Vinci. You’ll have to crack a secret code in order to solve this murder. Price includes museum admission. Advance purchase is required. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT.

The Peking Acrobats - College of Staten Island Center for the Arts
February 23, 2013 - Staten Island

Catch a rare glimpse of Chinese acrobatics, accompanied by Chinese music performed by live musicians, and resplendent in history and culture. Perfect for celebrating Chinese New Year.

Around the World Performance Series: Karim Nagi - Stepping Stones Museum
February 23, 2013 - Norwalk

In a highly participatory and entertaining program, Egyptian artist Karim Nagi demonstrates the depth of Arab art through music and dance.

Children's Author Visit - Matthew Van Fleet - Wilton Library
February 23, 2013 - Wilton

Children ages 2 through 7 with caregivers are invited to a book reading and presentation by New York Times bestselling children's author Matthew Van Fleet. Mr. Van Fleet will talk about his latest interactive story book Lick, as well as some of his other books such as Sniff, Moo, Cat, and Heads.

Up 4 Art - Staten Island Children's Museum
February 23, 2013 - Staten Island

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

Birds of Prey - Yale Peabody Museum
February 23, 2013 - New Haven

Birds of prey, or raptors, such as eagles, hawks, falcons and owls, are hunting birds with hooked beaks and powerful grabbing feet armed with sharp talons. Their eyesight and hearing are among the best in the animal kingdom. This :45 minute presentation, with five live birds by Wingmasters, will explain predation by raptors, their place at the top of the food web, their different hunting adaptations and their status in a rapidly changing world.

Music Therapy Fundraiser - Brooklyn Conservatory of Music
February 23, 2013 - Park Slope

Children's music recording artist and music therapist Jon Sampson hosts a concert to benefit BCM's music therapy program. Enjoy great music, dancing, singing, and great fun.

Books and Breakfast Series - The Dolphin Bookshop and Cafe
February 23, 2013 - Port Washington

Kids get together with books and breakfast for a fun time of reading and eating.

Nutra Book Club Series - The Dolphin Bookshop and Cafe
February 23, 2013 - Port Washington

The Dolphin Bookshop and Cafe introduces a new book series. Join in this fun event to kick-off the Nutra Book Club Series.

The 6th Annual Johnny Cash Tribute - BB King's Blues Club & Grill
February 23, 2013 - New York

Michael Patrick and his legendary band of "Suburban Hillbillies" have made a commitment to the revival of country, folk and roots music in their homeland of New Jersey. Obviously not a hotbed or breeding ground for the Next Nashville Star, Michael and his band (including members: Dan Markovitch - Lead Gtr/Vocals, Lou Montella - Bass, and Drummer - Mike Bisozio) have made incredible strides and carved out a comfortable niche along with a handful of other local performers in fulfilling a desire for something different, gritty, raw and real in New Jersey.

The Frog Prince - Broadhollow Theater at Elmont
February 23, 2013 - Elmont

This ribbiting tale reborn on the bayou features an African American waitress who dreams of opening a restaurant but her dreams are put on hold when she meets the Frog Prince.

PINKALICIOUS - John W. Engeman Theater
February 23, 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.

Freckleface Strawberry - Broadhollow' s BayWay Arts Cemter
February 23, 2013 - East Islip

In this musical version of the popular books, Freckleface Strawberry will do anything to get rid of her freckles. Will Freckleface be brave enough to finally face her complexion in the mirror?

Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) - Bay Street Theatre
February 23, 2013 - Sag Harbor

Midshipman Roger Byam joins Captain Bligh and Fletcher Christian aboard the HMS Bounty for a voyage to Tahiti. Bligh proves to be a brutal tyrant and, after six pleasant months on Tahiti, Christian leads the crew to mutiny on the homeward voyage. Starring Charles Laughton and Clark Gable.

Family Film Series: '101 Dalmatians' - Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center
February 23, 2013 - Upper West Side

The Film Society of Lincoln Center shows "101 Dalmations" (1996; 103 minutes; rated G) as part of their Family Films Series.

Watson Adventures' Wizard School Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
February 23, 2013 - Upper East Side

Follow in the footsteps of young wizards on a field trip to the museum in search of art that echoes characters, places, and enchanted objects in the famed Harry Potter books and movies. Keep your trusty wand handy as you track down a powerful sorceress, a Snape-like potions master, Hagrid-like giants, and cloaked and masked figures as scary as any Death Eater or Dementor. The hunt is not an addition to or variation on Harry's adventures, but instead references to the books will provide a surprising bridge to many strange and wonderful works of art. It's a great way to discover, or rediscover, the Met. Kids must be accompanied by adults. Advance purchase is required. Price includes museum admission. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT, but do not contact the museum directly.

Legends & Visionaries - New York Theatre Ballet
Through February 23, 2013 - New York

New York Theatre Ballet will perform two of Richard Alston's works, A Rugged Flourish and the U.S. premiere of Light Flooding Into Darkened Rooms. The winter/spring program also includes Jerome Robbins' Rondo (not seen in NYC since 1982), Antony Tudor's Dark Elegies and Romeo and Juliet, Jose Limon's The Moor's Pavane and, as a nod to the 50th Anniversary of the Judson Dance Theater movement, James Waring's An Eccentric Beauty Revisited and Feathers.

The Couple That Shucks Together... - Oceana
February 23, 2013 - New York

What better way to celebrate love than an intimate cooking class dedicated to oysters, the aphrodisiacs of the sea. On February 23, Oceana, the Michelin-starred seafood destination in Midtown, invites nine couples (or 18 participants total) to learn how to shuck an oyster; the differences between east and west coast varieties; the proper ways to eat oysters; what wines are best paired with the bivalves; and tips on how to prepare a raw bar platter at home. Executive Chef Ben Pollinger will demonstrate, while Wine Director Pedro Goncalves will pour an assortment of wines and discuss tips to remember when pairing with seafood. At the end of the class, guests will have the option to keep the romance alive and stay for dinner, where they will receive 15 percent off their meal.

Family Adventures--Fun For All Ages: Windcatchers - Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
February 23, 2013 - Smithtown

Discover the advantages and disadvantages of the wind through hands-on activities and games. Make a windcatcher to take home. Call for reservations.

Take a Bird to Lunch - Connetquot River State Park Preserve
February 23, 2013 - Oakdale

Make a bird feeder to attract feathered friends to your backyard. Discover the many varieties of birds there are here during the winter months. Call for reservations.

The Three Little Pigs Out West - Studio Theatre
February 23, 2013 - Lindenhurst

The famous Three Little Pigs find themselves in the midst of a crisis. The younger pigs, Hooey and Pigtail, have just lost their houses to the Big Bad Wolf. The two pigs seek help from their older brother, Sooey. He decides that it is the perfect time for a vacation to soothe their frayed nerves. They head out west to Baby Bear's Dude Ranch. Baby Bear (who still wears a diaper) and his critters are all set to turn these Easterners into true "Cow-pigs!" But the excitement really begins when Big Bad Wolf and his cousin show up.

Fractured Fables Puppet Theatre - Bank Street Bookstore
February 23, 2013 - Morningside Heights

Come see this improvisational audience-participation puppet show with live music, where you choose which classic tales are retold with a twist of comedy. Each show is unique and will feature special guests.

Sea Lion Kiss - Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
February 23, 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 23, 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.

Winter Tree Workshop - Sherwood Jayne Farm
February 23, 2013 - East Setauket

Learn to identify trees in their winter form. Start with an indoor workshop then hike around Seatucket to hone your skills.

Harlem Stop 'N' Swap - Salvation Army Harlem Temple
February 23, 2013 - Harlem

Clear out clutter and help reduce NYC's waste at GrowNYC's Stop 'N' Swap by bringing clean, portable, reusable items to donate to a new home, or simply take home items that are useful to you. No furniture or large items. Plan to arrive by 2pm if you have things to give away. Visit for more info or call 212-788-7964.

Pinocchio - Carriage House Theater at the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum
February 23, 2013 - Centerport

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

World Sword Swallower's Day - Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square
February 23, 2013 - Times Square

Celebrate the 7th annual World Sword Swallower's Day with free performances by death-defying sword swallowers. Performances start around 1:30pm, with an official worldwide "swallow" taking place at 2:23 pm (on 2/23/2013). Sword swallowing shows outside the museum are free. Regular admission is required for people wanting to tour Ripley's Times Square Odditorium.

'The Mark of Zorro' - The New Victory Theater
February 23, 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.

'Grug' - New 42nd Street Studios
February 23, 2013 - Times Square

Hamish, Jude, and Lucas tell us all about it in this charm-filled puppet performance by Australia's Windmill Theatre. Join the huggable haystack with a knack for problem solving as he turns a cramped burrow into a cozy home, finds food to quiet his grumbling tummy and tends his growing garden?even planting enough cabbages to feed a sneaky, snacking snail. Then: Yay! A parcel arrives! And another and another and another, and with each box, a new surprise. A tricked out set with delightful doohickies and theatrical thingamabobs makes flowers bloom and veggies grow. Based on the much loved picture book character created by Ted Prior, this fun, inventive puppet show gives everyone a chance to get up, boogie down, and party Grug-style.

'Perfect Catch: A Throwmantic Comedy' - Canal Park Playhouse
February 23, 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.

Weaving Stories: A Textile Workshop - The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine
February 23, 2013 - Upper West Side

Exploring the cathedral's tapestries and the stories they tell, children will learn about the Medieval craft of weaving. Families will then weave on looms they have crafted from cardboard and paper before taking home their own textile creations. Call for reservations and more information.

FamilyDay@theCenter: I Love NY - Make a Tunnel-Book - Center for Architecture
February 23, 2013 - Greenwich Village

Create your own 3-D "tunnel book" celebrating NYC using a variety of art materials and architectural images. Using a simple accordion-folding process, participants will create a 3-D perspective view by layering images across the pages. Visitors will also consider how windows and doors frame views in architecture, and use these architectural elements to present their own views of New York City. A great keepsake or gift item.

Hawaiian Music & Dance Night - People's Voice Cafe
February 23, 2013 - New York

You will hear ukuleles, slack key guitar, steel guitar, and more from some of the finest practitioners of Hawaiian music around, including Jason Poole (The Accidental Hawaiian Crooner), Claudia Goddard, Andy Wang, Chris Davis, and Triboro. You will enjoy authentic hula dancing by the New York Branch of Kumu Hula (Master Teacher) Vicky Holt Takamine's Pua Ali'i 'Ilima. And if you feel like dancing, you might even learn a hula yourself. Wear a Hawaiian shirt or other festive attire. Produced by Evy Mayer and co-sponsored by the Folk Music Society of New York.

Juilliard Pre-College Orchestra - Peter Jay Sharp Theater
February 23, 2013 - New York

Adam Glaser, conductor; JiEun Anna Lee, violin. WEBERN Passacaglia; PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 63; BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92. FREE; no tickets required.

Adam Jacobs & Ali Ewoldt - A Valentine Concert - The Town Hall
February 23, 2013 - New York

Broadway's "Les Miserables" stars Adam Jacobs, who also recently appeared as Simba in Disney's "The Lion King," and Ali Ewoldt are reuniting on stage to perform in a special Valentine's Day concert.

Shireinu Special Needs Purim Service - Congregation Rodeph Sholom
February 23, 2013 - Upper West Side

With Purim just around the corner, families with kids who have special needs should know about this High Holy Day worship service which is sure to be a fun and meaningful experience. The Purim celebration is designed to be accessible, respectful, and embrace a wide variety of needs and sensitivities. The service is musical and interactive and open to the entire community, members and non-members, and all ages are welcome. Families will sing, play instruments, eat hamantaschen (and a variety of other healthy and tasty snacks), and come together with joy for the holiday. The service will include American Sign Language interpretation, a quiet room, and a visual schedule to help accommodate various needs, and the synagogue will provide a social story in advance of the service for anyone who would like to become familiarized with the experience and space. RSVP is encouraged. If you have questions or to RSVP, contact: or 646-454-3124.

HLB Nightclub at Highline Ballroom - Highline Ballroom
February 23, 2013 - Manhattan

Madeon - Pacha NYC
February 23, 2013 - New York

Pacha NYC presents... MADEON GET TICKETS Doors 10pm Table Reservations 212.209.7500

Charlie Wilson & Tyrese - Theater at Madison Square Garden
February 23, 2013 -

Charlie Wilson and Tyrese will play The Theater at MSG.

Quiet Clubbing in the Crypt - Times Scare
February 23, 2013 - New York

Looking for a new way and new place to party? Why not check our Quiet Clubbing party at Times Scare, a year round haunted house with a huge dance floor in the dark, spooky crypt? 3 DJ’s will be spinning today’s best hits to keep you feeling alive all night…Top 40, hip hop, Latin, House and maybe even some monster mash. If the music doesn’t keep your heart beating… the $4 and 5 drink specials will. We’ll be wearing special headsets so there’s no sound in the club to wake the dead… these headsets have colored lights so you can see who’s listening to what DJ and dance with them. Take the headphones off and you’ll be able to talk to the living. If that wasn’t enough, for those that come early for dinner can take advantage of special prefix menu pricing and everyone will receive 50% off tickets to return to the haunted house. What’s included? Admission; 2 Live DJ’s spinning at the same time & 1 master mix; All night $4 & $5 Drink Specials all night; 50% off haunted house; Special dinner deal.

Chinese New Year Celebration - Language Beans
February 23, 2013 - Chinatown

Specifically designed for children ages 2-5, this celebration will include music, dance, hands-on projects, finger food, and more. RSVP to

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: Selected by Jack Pierson - Cheim & Read
Through February 23, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of a suite of drawings selected by Jack Pierson.

Steven Bindernagel: In Conversation - CRG Gallery
Through February 23, 2013 - New York

The first solo exhibition of Brooklyn-based artist Steven Bindernagel, including recent paintings and works on paper.

Beatrice Mandelman - David Findlay Jr. Inc.
Through February 23, 2013 - New York

Charles Clough - Recent Paintings - David Findlay Jr. Inc.
Through February 23, 2013 - New York

Live From the Control Room - Museum of Arts & Design
February 23, 2013 - New York

Marking the "move-in" for E.S.P. at MAD, Live From the Control Room repurposes MAD's Open Studios into the E.S.P. TV LAB. Hosting a variety of local artists and performers who work with analog systems, as well as broadcast innovators and other voices in the field, Live From the Control Room forms a happening-like environment for discussion, performance, and communal production of experimental broadcast television.

Anj Smith - The Flowering of Phantoms - Hauser & Wirth
Through February 23, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of new paintings that coincides with the publication of 'Anj Smith – Paintings', the first major monograph devoted to the artist's work.

Kenro Izu - India, Where Prayer Echoes - Howard Greenberg Gallery
Through February 23, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of photography that includes 24 platinum palladium prints of portraits and landscapes taken across India between 2008 and 2012.

Anna Betbeze, Josh Brand, Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Josh Tonsfeldt - Mitchell-Innes & Nash
Through February 23, 2013 - New York

A four-person exhibition in Chelsea.

Song Dong - Doing Nothing - Pace Gallery
Through February 23, 2013 - New York

A two-venue exhibition of the acclaimed Chinese conceptual artist Song Dong, known for his works that combine aspects of performance, video, photography, painting, installation, and sculpture. The gallery at 534 West 25th Street will present a survey Song's works, spanning from 1994 to the present.

Deborah Kass: My Elvis + - Paul Kasmin Gallery
Through February 23, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of paintings by Deborah Kass from her historic series, "My Elvis" created in the early 1990s. Gathered for the first time in the artist's career and presented to a new generation of viewers, the exhibition will showcase this historic series with the first and last self-portraits from her historic "Warhol Project": "Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" (1994), "Camouflage self-portrait" (1994/1997), "Altered Image #2" and "Red Deb" (2000).

Caro, Frankenthaler, Louis, Motherwell, Noland, Olitski, Stella: Curated by Hayden Dunbar - Paul Kasmin Gallery
Through February 23, 2013 - New York

Featuring artworks by Anthony Caro, Helen Frankenthaler, Morris Louis, Robert Motherwell, Kenneth Noland, Jules Olitski, and Frank Stella.

Hosook Kang - Sundaram Tagore Gallery
Through February 23, 2013 - New York

For her third solo exhibition at Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York-based Korean artist Hosook Kang introduces new abstract works that explore nature through the power of color.

Ilse Murdock - 'It's' - Tibor de Nagy Gallery
Through February 23, 2013 - New York

Featuring small and medium-sized oil paintings that were completed over the last two years. The works were all painted outdoors in the landscape. Many were painted in the Palisades Park, Wave Hill, Fort Tilden, landscape locations not far from urban New York, and farther afield locales in Maine and Provincetown.

Patricia Broderick - Selected Paintings - Tibor de Nagy Gallery
Through February 23, 2013 - New York

The exhibition comprises fifteen paintings from her last two decades. It marks the third exhibition with the gallery. Many of them psychologically charged and muted images of solitary figures and figure groups.

The 3rd Juried Photography Exhibition - Viridian Artists
Through February 23, 2013 - New York

This exhibition is a diverse gathering of twenty-five photographers from the United States and abroad. They share a common interest in capturing a specific moment and situation using the photographic image as a starting point with a variety of ending goals. First, second & third prize winners are Roger Generazzo, Jordan Sibley and Mark Dorf.

Liliana Araújo: Bring a Kid for $5! - Roulette
February 23, 2013 - Boerum Hill

Hailing from Fortaleza, contralto Liliana Araújo belts out the rustic tunes of Northeastern Brazil over a power trio of accordion, triangle, and the zabumba bass drum. Stay after the concert for a DJ set.

Free Boys and Girls Lacrosse Clinic - PS 10
February 23, 2013 - Greenwood Heights

The Brooklyn Lacrosse Club offers a free clinic for kids interested in trying Lacrosse. Four sessions are offered specifically for girls, boys, and pre-k and early elementary ages. Consult the club's website for specific session times. All attendees get a free shirt.

Robin Rhode - Take Your Mind Off the Street - Lehmann Maupin
Through February 23, 2013 - New York

The South African-born, Berlin-based multidisciplinary artist's first exhibition in New York in more than five years.

David "Chim" Seymour/Roman Vishniac - Affirmation - Howard Greenberg Gallery
Through February 23, 2013 - New York

A two-person exhibition of photographs from the 1930s-1950s. Among the great masters of European photography, Chim and Vishniac are famed for photojournalism and social documentary depicting tumultuous events of the 20th century, as well portraits of some of the most important celebrities of the time.

David Bradford - Recent Paintings - Bowery Gallery
Through February 23, 2013 - New York

The works in this exhibition include landscape paintings done in Montana, California and upstate New York, where the artist currently lives.

Sports 'N Games Weekend at Kids Week - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
February 23, 2013 - New York

Mr. Met and the New York Jets, Rangers and Knicks teams will kick off the "Sports 'n Games Weekend" during "Kids Week" at the Intrepid Museum. Mr. Met, the official mascot of the NY Mets, will be available to take photos and sign autographs for fans at 1pm. Throughout the weekend, the New York Jets, Rangers and Knicks teams will make special appearances and host various activities. There will also be interactive games at the Coca-Cola Sports Zone all day long. "Kids Week" runs from February 16-24.

Composer Portraits - Enno Poppe - Miller Theatre
February 23, 2013 - New York

A sensation on Europe's festival circuit and an established favorite among its leading new-music bands, Enno Poppe (b. 1969) is one of Germany's most talked-about composers. The founder and conductor of Berlin's ensemble mosaik, Poppe is as inspired by his experience with and love of chamber ensembles as it is by his theoretical interest in the nearly infinite permutations possible with even the tiniest musical motives. The new piano-percussion ensemble Yarn/Wire joins returning favorites the JACK Quartet for this fascinating Portrait.

New York City Opera's Powder Her Face - Brooklyn Academy of Music
Through February 23, 2013 - Brooklyn

Inspired by the real-life sex scandal that rocked Britain in the early 60s, English composer Thomas Ades' 1995 chamber opera returns to BAM 15 years after its New York premiere at the BAM Majestic Theater (now the BAM Harvey Theater). In this new production from New York City Opera, director Jay Scheib presents his genre-defying vision, integrating technology and daring physicality to this modern opera that plays off the public's obsession with the tabloid controversy surrounding a series of Polaroid photos of Margaret Campbell, Duchess of Argyll, dubbed the "Dirty Duchess." Through the prism of Campbell's life story, and featuring Phillip Hensher's libretto, Powder Her Face explores the intersection of gender, politics, and power.

Juliana F. May/MAYDANCE - Commentary = not thing - New York Live Arts
Through February 23, 2013 - New York

Part Steven Sondheim and part The B-52's, Commentary = not thing is a modern dance opera that unfolds into a series of kaleidoscopic movement passages, vocalizing scores and chanting and singing sequences. In this work, May -- a choreographer devoted to abstraction and its ability to communicate the expressive body -- examines social emotions such as compassion, embarrassment, shame, guilt and contempt, in an effort to generate a narrative that is fueled by the emotional happenings of the individuals in the group and the interpersonal events that unfold.

Freckleface Strawberry – The Musical - Downtown Cabaret Theatre
February 23, 2013 - Bridgeport

Based on the book by award-winning actress Julianne Moore, Freckleface was nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award for outstanding new Off-Broadway musical. Freckleface Strawberry will do anything to get rid of her freckles – from scrubbing them with soap, to caking on makeup, and even wearing a ski mask to school. With the help of her loveable schoolmates, Freckleface learns that everyone is different - and that's what makes everyone special.

AsianInNY 2013 Lunar New Year Celebration and Fashion Show - New York Law School
February 23, 2013 - New York

AsianInNY, New York’s premier online destination for multicultural networking and entertainment, will host its 2013 Lunar New Year celebration and eighth fashion show with Asian Real Estate Association of America, a nonprofit professional trade organization dedicated to promoting sustainable homeownership opportunities in Asian American communities, on February 23, 2013 from 6:00-10:00pm at New York Law School located in Manhattan at 185 West Broadway. The Lunar New Year is a major cultural event that is celebrated with music, food, and good company in Asian communities around the world. Guests will ring in the Year of the Snake while enjoying an exciting line-up of comedy, music, fashion, dance, and food. MC for the event will be Phil Nee, considered the Godfather of Asian American comedians. A native New Yorker, Nee appeared recently on “The Colbert Report,” headlined the Hong Kong Comedy Festival, and just completed filming a role in the upcoming movie “Chinese Puzzle." Simon ‘Taiga’ Tai will be the DJ for the evening. When Taiga is not raising the roof at the hottest clubs in NYC, including Avenue, Marquee and Pacha, he can be found spinning events for the likes of LVMH, Dior and Tag Heuer, and for Vogue supermodels. The evening's runway fashion show will feature new collections by outstanding Asian designers. This year the spotlight will fall on Joy Hu, a NYC-based Canadian designer whose couture custom dresses have been worn by Miss Universe Natalie Glebova, Miss Jamaica Chantal Zaky, singer Anjulie, TV personality Angelina Pivarnick, and Model Latina Champion Jessica Caban. 247Features, online shopping destination for designer clothing and merchandises, will re-introduce famous Asian American designers from previous fashion shows, including Way Zen, Janet Zheng, Ninh Nguyen, Angela Gao and Gilbert Chen. Kallisti by Xing Xu and Shan Shui Gallery by Wen Wen Lin will provide jewelry and accessories. Attendees can purchase all the featured items from the fashion shows with discounted rates on after the event. Additionally, a portion of the profits will be donated to charity. Asian models will be sporting TC Charton Eyewear by designer Alexandra Peng Charton, the first North American line created expressly for Asians. Hair and makeup will be done by Charles Lam's hair salon and the beauty spa MessLook. A top international stylist for more than 20 years, Lam's clients include artists, singers, models and performers from Hong Kong and Taiwan. The evening's featured performers will include: • KI-YO -Singer Singer Ki-Yo, known as Kiyotaka in Japan, was just 17 when he released his first single, “No No No.” It was immediately put into heavy rotation on 17 major radio stations in Japan – a record for a new artist. His third single, “The Only One," sold over 400,000 copies, and his debut album, “I’ll Be There," reached number seven on the Japan pop chart its first week. That same year, Ki-yo received the All Japan Request Award and the JFN Listener's Award. • Shoko Tamai – Dancer Ballerina Shoko Tamai has been dancing for 20 years. A graduate of the Central School of Ballet in London, she has toured with the UK Ballet Central and has danced with Graham and Cunningham, as well as the Dance Theater of Harlem. Tamai studied with Patricia Linton, Yoko Ichino, Aurora Bosch, Carole Gable, William Glassman, Sara Matthews, Elia Luyando Lopez, and Nathalia Barbara. She performs technique (contemporary), character dance, jazz, and musical. • United East Athletics Association – Lion Dance United East Athletics Association was founded in 1976 as a 501c3 non-profit organization, self-funded organization by a handful of sports enthusiasts to provide young immigrants and Chinatown youth with a sports program to help them develop physically and mentally, and to integrate into mainstream America. • Takala Land – Dance Company Takala Land Dance Company is dedicated to spreading the joy of street dancing and the culture of the world it springs from. The company offers classes in popping and Bboying, hip-hop and jazz for girls, and hip-hop, funk and groove for boys. Takala Land has performed with Gary Chaw, Jane Zhang, Julie Su, Hacken Lee and Yumiko Cheng. • ‘Nuf Said – Live Band ‘Nuf Said is a performing/touring band based in NYC. Led by guitarist/composer Teriver Cheung and vocalist Ioana Vintu, the original soul/funk/R&B band has appeared internationally in concerts and festivals. The band's unique sound features strong soulful vocals combined with raw, high-energy hiphop and funk-influenced groove, and burning yet sophisticated jazz instrumental improvisation on stage. ‘Nuf Said Unplugged, an acoustic version of the band, features world-renowned percussionist Keita Ogawa. Ogawa has performed for music superstars such as Yo-Yo Ma and Christian McBride. Sponsors: AriZona Beverages, Bruce Cost Ginger Ale, Haruo Noro Salon, JOA Production, KOH COCONUT, L3 Advertising, Manhattan Portage, MessLook, Mika Japanese Cuisine and Bar, MusicDish China, New York Law School, Red Egg, Senator Eric Adams, Taiwan Tourism Bureau, TC Charton, Ty Ku, Well Luck Co., Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, *Admission: The first 100 people to arrive will receive free raffle tickets (amazing items include bags, wallets, bottle water, t-shirts and more.) $15 online pre-event purchase* before Feb 10 midnight $20 online pre-event purchase* before Feb 22 midnight $25 at the door For tickets:

John Lloyd Young - Cafe Carlyle
Through February 23, 2013 - New York

The Tony Award winner John Lloyd Young makes his Cafe Carlyle debut with his program "My Turn." He will be joined by GLEE music producer Tommy Faragher as his music director with a seven-piece band including Faragher on piano/keyboards, John Putnam on guitar, Paul Socolow on bass, Eric Kalb on drums, Goke Erem on violin, Eddy Malave on viola, and Leigh Stuart on Cello.

LGBTQ Purim Party - JCC in Manhattan
February 23, 2013 - Upper West Side

Join 250 friends for JCC's Sixth Annual Purim Party. The night begins with a special egalitarian, transdenominational, queer-positive Megillah reading. The festivities continue with delicious hors d'oeuvres, an open bar, fun dancing, and a prize for best costume! Megillah at 8 pm; party at 9 pm. Costumes optional.

Morris is coming to visit us! - Ruth Keeler Memorial Library
February 23, 2013 - North Salem

Morris is coming to visit us and he likes to be read to! RSVP now to read aloud to Morris! You can have a ten-minute session to read your favorite book to him. Morris is a therapy dog from Ridgefield Operation for Animal Rescue. For kids in grades 1-4.

Suzi Evalenko - The Blue Glove - First Street Gallery
Through February 23, 2013 - New York

In her sixth solo exhibition at First Street Gallery, Suzi Evalenko presents a whimsical world of still life paintings whose 'personal' character – and vitality – challenge the notion of stillness.

Aleah Chapin - Flowers Gallery
Through February 23, 2013 - New York

The artist's first solo show is a continuation of her "Aunties Project," a series of paintings that examines Chapin's own personal history and the people who have shaped it.

Stone Cold Fox - Rockwood Music Hall II
February 23, 2013 - New York

Picture this: dreamy, folk-inspired tunes ignited by an aspiring musician's simple stroll in the city or while immersed in his own thoughts on a meaningless train ride. The concept seems almost too organic of an approach to songwriting to exist in the modern rock scene. Enter NYC's Stone Cold Fox - a group that echoes that exact raw musicianship and towers above anything you've ever heard because of it. The group's debut EP, The Young, is a thematic declaration of nostalgia that reflects on tales of loneliness and of leaving home too soon, an all-too-familiar chapter in life that's perfectly captured with its emotionally-charged lyrics. Stone Cold Fox ce