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Today's Family & Kids Activities in Bronx-Feb 28

February 28, 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!.

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

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

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

Discover the diversity of sea life up close and personal!

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

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

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

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

Mitzvah Play Date with Exceptional Young Adults - JCC Rockland
February 28, 2013 - West Nyack

Local teens are invited to help host a play date for their peers who have special needs. Come shoot pool, play games, bake cookies, or do other activities with young adults from various agencies throughout the community. Host teens can get community service credit for their participation.

Don Carlo - Metropolitan Opera
February 28, 2013 -

Nicholas Hytner's powerful 2010 production features a strong cast for Verdi's epic vision of the Spanish Inquisition. Ramon Vargas sings the title role, joined by Barbara Frittoli, Anna Smirnova, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Ferruccio Furlanetto, and Eric Halfvarson. Lorin Maazel conducts.

Magician Philip Klipper Will Astound You! - Ciao! Restaurant
Through February 28, 2013 - Eastchester

Every Thursday from 6-8pm, Magician Philip Klipper will astound and delight the whole family with his incredible sleight of hand during dinner. Feb. 7, 14, 21, and 28.

Magician Philip Klipper Will Astound You! - Cheeburger Cheeburger Restaurant
Through February 28, 2013 - White Plains

Every Friday from 7:30-9:30pm, Magician Philip Klipper will astound and delight the whole family with his incredible sleight of hand at tableside. Hours/dates are subject to change; please check with restaurant. Feb. 1, 8, 15, and 22.

After School Storytime - Manhasset Public Library
February 28, 2013 - Manhasset

Longer stories and crazy crafts are all part of the fun. This is a drop-off class for children in K-2. Registration required.

The Color Purple, by Alice Walker (1982), with Dr. Vivian Lynch - Manhasset Public Library
February 28, 2013 - Manhasset

For Black History Month, Dr. Lynch will discuss Walker's novel about Celie, a poor, Southern black woman who writes letters to God over 20 years of her life. Raped by her father, married to the abusive Mister, Celie eventually engages with a number of other black women. For her ingenious and ground-breaking work, Walker won the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

PreSchool Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 28, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-5 can come in for stories, songs, puppets, and more. Pre-registration is required. Thursdays through May 16.

Bouncing Babies - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 28, 2013 - Garnerville

Non-walkers and their parent, grandparent, or caregiver are invited for rhymes, songs, and fingerplays. Pre-registration is required. Thursdays through May 16.

Stories in Spanish & English - Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library
February 28, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-6 can hear stories in Spanish and English. Pre-registration is required. Thursdays through May 16.

Face the Music - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
February 28, 2013 - New York

The only student ensemble in New York City dedicated to performing music by living classical composers, Kaufman Center's Face the Music has been praised by The New York Times for its "stunning performances" of works by Steve Reich, Nico Muhly and Terry Riley. Founded by the Kaufman Center's Jenny Undercofler and composer Huang Ruo in 2005, Face the Music is an "alt-classical" ensemble of more than 60 talented teenagers from more than 20 New York area middle and high schools. In addition to performing at venues that include Merkin Concert Hall, the Queens Museum of Art and Museo del Barrio, the group will be featured in the Kaufman Center's critically-acclaimed Ecstatic Music Festival. Recipient of the 2011 ASCAP Aaron Copland Award, the ensemble has also been featured on WQXR's "Young Artist Showcase" and National Public Radio's All Things Considered.

Lost in the Trees - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
February 28, 2013 - New York

This North Carolina band is a musical collective of seven musicians who deliver a characteristic mix of orchestral folk, pop music, and storytelling. Catch the group whose latest album was called "..spellbinding in its musical ambition, touching in its intimacy, and often overwhelming in its emotional honesty" by the Huffington Post.

Yoga for Children - Congregation Sons of Israel
February 28, 2013 - Upper Nyack

Children ages 2-6 are invited to participate in this playful approach to yoga. Pre-registration is requested.

Free Crafts Saturdays - Straight A's
Through February 28, 2013 - White Plains

Every Saturday Straight A's invites kids of all ages to enjoy free arts & crafts. Drop in any time between 1-3pm, no reservation necessary. Feb. 2: Create a Ground Hog Day Placemat; Feb. 9: Craft a Valentine Day Hand Rabbit; Feb. 16: Make a Snowy Owl Hanging; Feb. 23: Craft an Overlapping Icicle Picture.

Peekskill Tale Waggers Winter Stories - The Field Library
February 28, 2013 - Peekskill

Trained Tale Waggers entertain with special winter tales. Or tell your own tale - or a ghostly joke. All storytellers and storyteller wannabes are welcome - along with good listeners of all ages. Refreshments.

Teacher in the Library - Field Library
Through February 28, 2013 - Peekskill

Drop in for homework help from a certified teacher. February 4, 5, 7, 11, 14, 21, 25, 26, and 28, from 4-6pm.

Open House and History Fair - Cornerstone Christian School
February 28, 2013 - New City

Rockland County's only Christian elementary school invites prospective parents and their families to this open house event. History-related projects by students will be on display and guests can meet with teachers at the school.

Attraction or Distraction - Rosedale Library
February 28, 2013 - Rosedale

Girls ages 11-21 talk about some major distractions of the teen years, and how to prevent them from interfering with life goals.

ZOOB Playdate - Straight A's
Through February 28, 2013 - White Plains

A special playdate during February vacation break. Boys and girls are invited to build with easy-to-use ZOOB pieces that snap, click, and pop together to make moveable creations. Unlimited, open ended building spurs kids' imaginations. February 16-24, from 10am-5pm.

Love Rocks - Long Island Children's Museum
Through February 28, 2013 - Garden City

Come out to the Museum's Inner Lobby to decorate an adorable little rock "buddy" to show your love for a special person in your life. This program runs through February 28, 2013.

Discovery of Art: Maxfield Parrish (2008) - Nassau County Museum of Art
February 28, 2013 - Roslyn Harbor

A 45-minute film exploring the works of one of the greatest 20th-century American painters and illustrators, whose work was characterized by blue skies, pastoral landscapes and captivating figures. First come, first seated.

Winter Wolves! - Wolf Conservation Center
Through February 28, 2013 - South Salem

Winter offers families a unique opportunity to visit the wolves during their favorite time of year. Guests will visit Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa, and Zephyr as well as the center's other endangered wolves, and enjoy hot beverages in the woodstove-heated classroom. Pre-registration is required. 11am February 2, 9, 16, and 19.

Winter Break Activities - New York Transit Museum
Through February 28, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

The Transit museum is open and offering activities during February vacation week: The Great Subway Search scavenger hunt at 11am, and Create a Grand Central City (see Feb. 16 and 17) at 1 and 3pm.

Kids Workshop - Home Depot - Port Chester
Through February 28, 2013 - Port Chester

Kids learn to build or create a useful product. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a free Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin, and certificate of achievement. Workshops are offered the first Saturday of each month from 9am-12pm for children ages 5-12.

Teen Thursdays - Yonkers Public Library - Riverfront
February 28, 2013 - Yonkers

Hang out with Z, the teen librarian, create arts & crafts, play board games/PS3, take quizzes, enter a monthly raffle, and win small prizes at Bingo...and more. Something different every week. Open to tweens and teens, ages 12-19 in the Teen Scene.

K-2 Club - A Story From Africa - White Plains Public Library
February 28, 2013 - White Plains

After-school storytime for Kindergarten-Grade 2 with a craft and cookie snack. Tickets distributed 30 minutes in advance.

Comic Design for Teens - Brooklyn Public Library, Clinton Hill Branch
February 28, 2013 - Clinton Hill

Teens learn the various aspects of creating a comic book.

NYC Compost Project in Queens: Worm Bins Made Easy - Queens Botanical Garden
February 28, 2013 - Flushing

This hands-on workshop teaches the essentials of indoor composting with worms, ideal for those who want to compost food scraps but do not have access to an outdoor space. Learn great facts about red wiggler worms, how to set up a worm bin, and how to maintain the system effectively. Registration required.

Mini Musicians - South Norwalk Library
February 28, 2013 - South Norwalk

Children age 3-5 are invited to make music. The session includes singing, dancing, musical stories, and jamming with musical instruments. Children will learn basic musical concepts like rhythm, pitch, and tempo, while participating in fun, hands-on games and activities. The program is limited to 15 participants and registration is required. You can register online or call x 15903.

TEEN ZOMBIE CLUB - Westport Library
February 28, 2013 - Westport

Meet other zombie fans for zombie-related activities. Register online. For middle school and up.

Picture Book Time - Cambria Heights Library
February 28, 2013 - Cambria Heights

Children 3-5 years and their caregivers can enjoy stories, songs, and fingerplays.

Teen Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Crown Heights branch
February 28, 2013 - Crown Heights

Teens enjoy music, games, socializing, and more.

Game Space Kids - Brooklyn Public Library, McKinley Park branch
February 28, 2013 - Dyker Heights

Kids and tweens enjoy board games and electronic games with their peers.

Tramps Like Us: Bruce Springsteen Tribute - BB King's Blues Club & Grill
February 28, 2013 - New York

With a repertoire of more than 100 songs, Tramps Like Us is dedicated to enjoying and sharing Springsteen's music in a live setting. Unlike other "tribute" bands, who attempt to impersonate or emulate their source in every respect, from looks to clothing and gestures, Tramps Like Us concentrates on the music itself. The group captures the Springsteen sound and the true spirit and energy of the songs, delivering them with the passion and conviction of The Boss. In keeping with the tradition of a typical Springsteen concert, Tramps prides itself on long and intense concerts, often playing three-and-a-half to four-hour shows, at times without a break. Tramps has been able to cover up to 36 songs on any given night. Find out for yourself why E Street Radio says: "If you're a big Bruce fan, you've probably seen tribute bands ... and the best of them all is Tramps like us."

American Museum of Natural History’s Lunchtime Bird Walks in Central Park - American Museum of Natural History
Through February 28, 2013 - New York

Catch a glimpse of owls, songbirds, and woodpeckers in the woods, seed-eating birds in the fields, and multiple species of ducks and gulls in the lakes as ornithologist Paul Sweet guides you through three Central Park habitats to observe the varied bird species of New York City. Be sure to bring a pair of binoculars and wear comfortable shoes. Please note, this walk is more than an hour long over steps, slopes, and wood-chip paths. Walks start across from the Museum on the northeast corner of Central Park West and 77th Street. Walks are limited to 25 people per series. This program is part of the celebration of the reopening of the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial at the American Museum of Natural History. For more information, call the AMNH Bird Walk Hotline: 212-313-7579 Catch a glimpse of various birds as ornithologist Paul Sweet guides you through three Central Park habitats to observe the varied bird species of New York City.

NATURE EXPLORERS SERIES: Tracks in the Snow - Suffolk County Environmental Center
February 28, 2013 - Islip

Search through the snow and mud for signs of deer, fox, raccoons or other wildlife. Then make your own animal tracks craft. For children ages 2 1/2 to 5 and an accompanying adult

The Polar Bear on Thin Ice - Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
February 28, 2013 - New Haven

The snow-white, powerful and dangerous polar bear is the very symbol of the Arctic. With its circumpolar range, Nanook has been hunted and revered by aboriginal people for as long as they have shared this icy habitat. Europeans first encountered these bears when they ventured northward in search of the elusive Northwest and Northeast Passages and found their paths blocked by impenetrable rafts of ice—the very ice that polar bears inhabit so comfortably. Today, polar bears are part of our culture: they are featured in zoos and circuses, and appear in advertising, feature films and innumerable nature programs. Yet far from the Arctic greenhouse gases spewed into the atmosphere are warming the land and the oceans, and warming oceans mean melting ice. Celebrated author, painter and conservationist Richard Ellis will discuss why its disappearance spells doom for the bears. Book signing to follow.

'Grug' - New 42nd Street Studios
February 28, 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.

Cross-Stitch Circle - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
February 28, 2013 - Upper West Side

Drop in to try your skills at one of the oldest forms of embroidery in the world.

Crayon Creations - Children's Museum of Manhattan
February 28, 2013 - Upper West Side

Kids can express themselves by making squiggles, lines, and dots with colorful crayons on paper.

Itzhak Perlman/Cantor Helfgot - Barclays Center
February 28, 2013 - Brooklyn

Legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman will bring his soulful sound to Brooklyn with a major performance at Cushman & Wakefield Theater at Barclays Center. Perlman will be joined on stage by Brooklyn-based Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot, a world-renowned tenor who has led the revival of Jewish liturgical music. Perlman and Helfgot recently collaborated on the album Eternal Echoes: Songs and Dances for the Soul, which Perlman refers to as "Jewish comfort music."

Juilliard Vocal Arts Honors Recital - Alice Tully Hall
February 28, 2013 - New York

Duo Recital by the winners of the 2012 Vocal Arts Honors. Julia Bullock, soprano; Daniel Fung, piano; Lilla Heinrich Szász, soprano; Lachlan Glen, piano. GRIEG Ich liebe dich, Zur Rosenzeit, Lauf der Welt, Ein Traum; DEBUSSY Pantomime, Romance, Fantoches, Apparition; SERRANO "Marinela" from La canción del olvido; OBRADORS "Del cabello más sutil" from Dos cantares populares; TURINA Tu pupila es azul; MESSIAEN Selections from Chants de terre et de ciel; MUSSORGSKY Selections from The Nursery; R. STRAUSS Drei Ophelia Lieder; BURLEIGH Deep River; TAYLOR (arr. by Daniel Fung and Julia Bullock) I Wish I Knew How it Would Feel to be Free; BURLEIGH Little David Play on Your Harp. FREE tickets available 2/14.

Khaled Dajani - The Cake Shop
February 28, 2013 - New York

Khaled is a groundbreaking artist whose unique brand of Alternative World Fusion music combines hard rock, Spanish style guitar and Middle Eastern music elements into one explosive listening experience. Luci is an 11-track concept album based on themes of temptation. Check out the trailer & singles at KhaledDajani.com.

Dialogue with Three Chords kicks off 2013 season with a happy ending - Mr. Dennehy's
February 28, 2013 - New York

Dialogue with Three Chords presents “The Rough and Sweet Quartet” from playwright Stephen Gracia to launch their 2013 season of independent theatre. “The Rough and Sweet Quartet” includes four new plays from Gracia, all directed by Michael LoPorto. The plays are “about love, lust, transformation, drinks with the devil, and the stories we tell each other” says Gracia. The performance is on February 28 at 8pm downstairs at Mr. Dennehy’s pub on 63 Carmine Street in Manhattan. Admission is free with $3 suggested donation. “The Rough and Sweet Quartet,” Gracia explains, consists of “four new plays exploring strange beauty, dysfunction and catharsis.” The show also features characters that fans of Dialogue with Three Chords (D3C) will recognize: “’The Rough and Sweet Quartet’ finds a collection of familiar D3C characters settling in for last call,” notes Gracia, “The last year and a half has featured a lot of stories of abuse, violence, and heartbreak, and I wanted to bring specific characters back for a bit of booze and acceptance.” “The Rough and Sweet Quartet” consists of four complimentary plays: ‘Howling in the Beerlight,’ ‘A Stone that Breaks all Hearts,’ ‘No True Places,’ and ‘All Your favorite Poems were about Birds.’ The show is presented as a tongue-in-cheek post Valentines Day celebration, featuring themes of love, transformation, heartbreak, and finding solace in the embrace and compassion of others. More information on Dialogue with Three Chords can be found at: http://stephengracia.org. ‘Howling in the Beerlight’ features Kendra Leigh Landon as Addison and Christina Pitter as Cheryl. ‘A Stone That Breaks All Hearts’ features Sean Meehan as Drew and Jenny West as Ashley. ‘No True Places’ features Judy W. Chen as Barbara and Anthony Marion as Hunter. ‘All Your Favorite Poems Were About Birds’ features Larry Greenbush as Joshua. Dialogue with Three Chords was founded in 2011 by Stephen Gracia and Michael LoPorto and applies the do-it-yourself philosophy of punk to the stage and features short plays and live music. Their work has also been produced at Sargent Theatre, Makor Theater, DUMBO Theatre Exchange, Levenson Hall at Brooklyn College, and the Theaters at 45 Bleecker.

Winter Antifolk Fetstival 2013 - SideWalk Cafe
Through February 28, 2013 - New York

The ten-day Winter 2013 of the biannual Antifolk Festival will launch a year-long celebration of the presentation of live performances at SideWalk Cafe. The East Village fixture has earned a global reputation as in incubator of dynamic new talent and as the home of the Antifolk movement. The Winter Antifolk Festival 2013 will feature some 80 artists representing the entire span of SideWalk’s remarkable music timeline, including those whose careers were launched there, singer-songwriters such as: Jeffrey Lewis (performing with legendary musician Peter Stampfel of the Holy Modal Rounders and the Fugs): Jason Trachtenburg ; and Seth Faergolzia of Dufus (performing with John Ludington). The festival will also boast concerts by SideWalk’s most popular core artists - Larkin Grimm, Debe Dalton, Barry Bliss, and Crazy and the Brains, as well as by newcomers like Trumpet Grrrl, Jesse Statman and Barry Reardon. For schedule details, visit http://www.sidewalkny.com/events/calendar/

The Who & Elvis Costello & the Imposters: Cancer Benefit - Theater at Madison Square Garden
February 28, 2013 - New York

All proceeds from the event will benefit Teen Cancer America & Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Tickets go on sale online Feb. 2, 10 am.

Hilary Kole - 54 Below
February 28, 2013 - New York

After dazzling 54 Below audiences last August with her sultry vocals and solid jazz chops, Hilary Kole makes a triumphant return for one night only.

Rent-a-Bucket - Teatown Lake Reservation
Through February 28, 2013 - Ossining

Love maple syrup? Buy a bucket of your own. Teatown will tap a maple tree and hang a sap bucket with your name on it. After filling the bucket, the sap gets turned into syrup in Warren's Sugar House. The $45 fee includes two tickets to the Pancake Brunch on March 16 and an 8-ounce bottle of award-winning, Grade A, pure maple syrup. Call the Nature Center at 914-762-2912 x110 to purchase a bucket.

Midnight Moment: A Digital Gallery - Digital signs in Times Square; Best Viewing from Duffy Square and/or Military Plaza
Through February 28, 2013 - New York

A dazzling visual valentine will be shared with New Yorkers and visitors to the Crossroads of the World this Valentine’s Day season as part of a synchronized program on over fifteen of the largest digital signs in Times Square. Tracey Emin’s work, I Promise To Love You, premiered just before midnight on February 1st and is playing throughout the month as part of the “Midnight Moment,” a presentation of the Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) and Times Square Arts. s[edition], the leading platform used by the worlds most recognized artists to distribute art digitally, has been instrumental in working directly with Emin to bring this project to life. As one of Britain's most celebrated contemporary artists, Tracey Emin's moving series of neonworks, I Promise To Love You, is comprised of six written love messages animated especially for the “Midnight Moment.” In this unique moving image, the glowing words—made of neon lights—slowly spell themselves out, as if being written by a ghost or an invisible presence. The gentle electric pulsing of the lettering gradually builds into a powerful potent red, leaving the viewer in no doubt about the power of love. Times Square, famous for its neon lighting displays, is the perfect venue for the premiere for Emin’s animation. The “Midnight Moment” is the largest coordinated effort in history by the sign operators in Times Square to display synchronized, cutting-edge creative content on electronic billboards and newspaper kiosks throughout Times Square every night. The program, formerly known as “Times Square Moment: A Digital Gallery,” premiered in May 2012 and is organized and supported by the Times Square Advertising Coalition in partnership with Times Square Arts, the public art program for the Times Square Alliance, with additional partners of participating sign holders and artists. Each night, Times Square becomes a digital art gallery through dazzling visuals on select billboards and newsstands. Every show begins at 11:57pm with a "countdown" that signals the start of the 3 minute nightly presentation. Content changes monthly; selected works are announced in the weeks preceding the start of a new show as are the exact signs participating in that month's selection.

The Annual Black History Month and Trailblazers Award Ceremony - 800 Westchester Avenue
February 28, 2013 - Rye Brook

As part of Black History Month, Westchester County will honor five African Americans, including one posthumously, for their professional and civic accomplishments. It is sponsored by the office of County Executive Robert P. Astorino, the county Board of Legislators and the county's African American Advisory Board. The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP. to wctrailblazers@gmail.com. "It is a pleasure once again to sponsor Trailblazers and to pay tribute to five extraordinary African Americans from Westchester who have accomplished so much," said Astorino. "I thank the county's African American Advisory Board for putting this event together as a way to remind all of us of the significant contributions in our own county of African Americans. This is a fitting way to observe Black History Month." Barbara L. Edwards, chair of the advisory board, said: "Feb. 28 will provide us a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of African American citizens of Westchester County, highlighting yesterday's visionaries and today's leaders. This year's recognition of Black History Month has a special significance because we are also celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, both monumental events fostering equality and freedom. These historical milestones were made possible by President Abraham Lincoln and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., two men of courage. The 2013 Trailblazers embody the same kind of tenacity and commitment to continuing the legacy of our ancestors, while making an indelible impact for future generations." The following awards will be given: Harry O. Bright Jr.: The Whitney M. Young Jr. Award, for Civil Rights and Civic Engagement. Bright, a resident of White Plains, has been a constant champion of civil rights and social justice for all Westchester residents. He served as executive director of the White Plains Commission on Human Rights from 1985-2003. He was also chair of the board of the United Way of Westchester and Putnam, past president of the New York State Association of Human Rights Commissions, co-founder of the White Plains Coalition for Cultural and Racial Harmony and co-founder of Embracing Diversity and Ending Racism. Dawna M. Fields: The Dr. Valiere Alcena Award, for Health and Human Services. Fields, a resident of Mount Vernon, has bettered the life of many in the county through her work to promote dental care for young people through her job as the national program manager of Colgate-Palmolive Company's "Bright Smiles, Bright Futures." Her community activities are many and include: The Links Incorporated, Black Women's Agenda, National Council of Negro Women, Inc., Sister to Sister, Black Agency Executives, African American Chamber of Commerce, National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women, The Continental Societies, Selective Corporate Internship Program, The NAACP, and The Network Journal. Michael D. Armstrong: The Cab Calloway Award, for Arts and Culture. Armstrong, a resident of New Rochelle, is senior vice president and general manager of BET International and Paramount Channel, part of Viacom International Media Networks. VIMN is comprised of many of the world's premier multimedia entertainment brands, including MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, VH1, VIVA and BET. He is also a board member of Dance Theatre of Harlem. He has used his work to advocate for and provide cultural enrichment for residents of Westchester and beyond. Sharon Epperson: The Madame CJ Walker Award, for Business and Economic Development. Epperson, a resident of New Rochelle, is a well-established financial expert with CNBC TV, where she is currently the senior commodities and personal finance correspondent. She is also a regular contributor to NBC's Today Show and has written for many publications including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Self, Essence, Ebony, and Time. Epperson is committed to improving financial literacy, especially among young people. Dillard Boone: The Life Time Achievement Award (posthumously). Boone was a resident of Mount Vernon at the time of his death on Jan. 10, 2013. A former member of the African American Advisory Board, he served as Master of Ceremonies of the Trailblazers events in 2011 and 2012. Boone excelled in many areas and was a producer, radio host, special events coordinator, organizer of business expositions, and was the founder and chairman of the A'vitar Foundation. The foundation was created to develop strategies for the production of events and cultural programs, performances, exhibits, and literary and cultural events. Boone dedicated his life to the arts and enriching the lives of others through the arts. His reach as a volunteer spanned various organizations and geographical boundaries. He had served as Mount Vernon's deputy commissioner for Planning and Community Development and worked for the Agency for Child Development for the City of New York.

Lacy James Album Release Show - Drom NYC
February 28, 2013 - NYC

A mixture of the dreamlike and the everyday, Lacy James' eclectic musical style draws from various influences ranging from rock and pop to world music, folk, jazz, and electronic/ambient. Her well-received debut album Lovefeast, produced with Jim Gallagher at Philadelphia International and Kajem/Victory studios, drew comparisons with the work of Kate Bush, Talking Heads, Tori Amos, Siouxsie & the Banshees. Catch her show in NYC for the release of "Cirlcle of Swallows"

Charlene Kaye, Alexz Johnson, Jay Stolar & Misty Boyce, Caroline Pennell - Highline Ballroom
February 28, 2013 - New York

With a sound that fuses the buoyant pop of Robyn and Niki & the Dove, the vintage soul of Prince, and the sentimentality of Rufus Wainwright, Charlene Kaye is a force whose music is at once classic and contemporary, of the times yet unmistakably timeless. With a rapidly growing fan base and more touring on the horizon, Kaye shows no signs of slowing down, picking up steam even before she leaves the ground. Alexz Johnson is never quite what you'd think: she is always, instead, a surprise. While she writes intimate, down-to-earth lyrics, they're delivered with a larger-than-life, crystalline voice. Currently Alexz is about to independently release the Skipping Stone EP, a five-song taste of the new music she has been writing in LA and Nashville, where she meets up to collaborate and record with singer-songwriter Jimmy Robbins. Jay Stolar is a soul singer with an arsenal of heart gripping songs. His live performances hark back to the early days of R&B, when it was an artist's job to connect to every person in the room. He is a deeply influential player in the New York City music scene. In 2012 Jay ran a 24 week residency at Rockwood Music Hall in NYC, showcased at both SXSW and CMJ, toured nationally with singer-songwriter Charlene Kaye, placed his song "Like You Do" on The CW Network's 90210, and completed production on his debut album. A New Mexico native, Boyce began her career as the keyboardist for The Naked Brothers Band, appearing with them on The View and the Today Show. She has also accompanied Tim Williams on tour and at performances at SXSW and Sundance Film Festival, and Ingrid Michaelson at her Holiday Hop and on the Kelly Ripa show. After studying jazz piano at the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, Boyce moved to New York to pursue her own sound. With influences ranging from Tori Amos to Radiohead to Miles Davis, Boyce writes all of her own music.

Greip - Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
February 28, 2013 - New York

Estonian a cappella ensemble Greip performs a concert from their repertoire of ballads, rock, and pop, as well as their own compositions that carry the history of Estonian folk music into the 21st century.

A Night of Cabaret to Benefit the Alzheimer's Association, NYC Chapter - Don't Tell Mama
February 28, 2013 - New York

The Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter is hosting an evening of memorable cabaret performances to raise money to support its free programs and services for the more than 265,000 New Yorkers who have the disease and their caregivers. Performing in support of the cause will be Elizabeth McKeon; Janie Press; Lionel Shockness; Gregory Toroian; and Renee Toroian. Last year’s inaugural event featured jazz, Broadway standards and the melodies of Sondheim, Ellington, Gershwin, Porter and Rodgers & Hammerstein. All audience members are asked to come early as the performance starts promptly at 7 p.m.

NYC Compost Project in Queens: Worm Bins Made Easy - Queens Botanical Garden
February 28, 2013 - Flushing

This hands-on workshop teaches the essentials of indoor composting with worms, ideal for those who want to compost food scraps but do not have access to an outdoor space. Learn great facts about red wiggler worms, how to set up a worm bin, and how to main the system effectively. Registration required: email compost@queensbotanical.org or call 718-539-5296

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Present Built To Amaze - Prudential Center
February 28, 2013 - Newark

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents the 143rd exhilarating edition of the Greatest Show On Earth. Elephants, tigers, acrobats, and aerialists join together from across the globe for one breathtaking performance of non-stop thrills by what is surely the most famous circus on earth.

Rondi Charleston Live in Concert - Joe's Pub
February 28, 2013 - New York

Jazz singer/songwriter, Rondi Charleston, is also an Emmy and Peabody Award recipient for her investigative reporting as a producer for Diane Sawyer at ABC’s PrimeTime Live. Signs of Life follows up her critically acclaimed Motéma Music debut release, Who Knows Where The Time Goes. Praised by Hot House Magazine for "the most memorable new songs to come from a jazz singer since Abbey Lincoln," she has integrated her journalistic and musical skills and emerged as a gifted storyteller of indelible, poignant originals.

Rondi Charleston Live in Concert - Joe's Pub
February 28, 2013 - New York

Jazz singer/songwriter, Rondi Charleston, is also an Emmy and Peabody Award recipient for her investigative reporting as a producer for Diane Sawyer at ABC's PrimeTime Live. Signs of Life follows up her critically acclaimed Motema Music debut release, Who Knows Where The Time Goes. Praised by Hot House Magazine for "the most memorable new songs to come from a jazz singer since Abbey Lincoln," she has integrated her journalistic and musical skills and emerged as a gifted storyteller of indelible, poignant originals.

Dialogue with Three Chords presents 'The Rought and Sweet Quartet' - Mr. Dennehy's
February 28, 2013 - New York

Dialogue with Three Chords presents “The Rough and Sweet Quartet” from playwright Stephen Gracia to launch their 2013 season of independent theatre. “The Rough and Sweet Quartet” includes four new plays from Gracia, all directed by Michael LoPorto. The plays are “about love, lust, transformation, drinks with the devil, and the stories we tell each other” says Gracia. The performance is on February 28 at 8pm downstairs at Mr. Dennehy’s pub on 63 Carmine Street in Manhattan. Admission is free with $3 suggested donation. “The Rough and Sweet Quartet,” Gracia explains, consists of “four new plays exploring strange beauty, dysfunction, and catharsis.” The show also features characters that fans of Dialogue with Three Chords (D3C) will recognize: “’The Rough and Sweet Quartet’ finds a collection of familiar D3C characters settling in for last call,” notes Gracia, “The previous year and a half has featured a lot of stories of abuse, violence, and heartbreak, and I wanted to bring specific characters back for a bit of booze and some hope, for once.” “The Rough and Sweet Quartet” consists of four complimentary plays: ‘Howling in the Beerlight,’ ‘A Stone that Breaks all Hearts,’ ‘No True Places,’ and ‘All Your favorite Poems were about Birds.’ The show is presented as a tongue-in-cheek post Valentines Day celebration, featuring themes of love, transformation, heartbreak, and finding solace in the embrace and compassion of others. More information on Dialogue with Three Chords can be found at: http://stephengracia.org. ‘Howling in the Beerlight’ features Kendra Leigh Landon as Addison and Christina Pitter as Cheryl. ‘A Stone That Breaks All Hearts’ features Sean Meehan as Drew and Jenny West as Ashley. ‘No True Places’ features Judy W. Chen as Barbara and Anthony Marion as Hunter. ‘All Your Favorite Poems Were About Birds’ features Larry Greenbush as Joshua. Dialogue with Three Chords was founded in 2011 by Stephen Gracia and Michael LoPorto and applies the do-it-yourself philosophy of punk to the stage and features short plays and live music. Their work has also been produced at Sargent Theatre, Makor Theater, DUMBO Theatre Exchange, Levenson Hall at Brooklyn College, and the Theaters at 45 Bleecker.

Trail Walk Thursdays at Earthplace - Color Search - Earthplace
February 28, 2013 - Westport

Children in grades K-5 hike the Earthplace trails with a naturalist.

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

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

Dining Out: A Chronology of American Menus - Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
Through March 01, 2013 - New York

Explore the first in-depth exhibition of The Henry Voigt Collection of American Menus, illustrating not only what Americans ate in the 19th century but also the evolution of American culture. Part II, The American Excursionist, features menus from resort hotels, trains and ships, dating from 1870-1900. This installation showcases the emergence of a variety of American vacation destinations in the post-Civil War years from Martha’s Vineyard to Niagara Falls to Yosemite National Park.

Striving to Live with Dignity: Photography of the African Diaspora - SUNY Rockland Community College
Through March 01, 2013 - Suffern

SUNY Rockland hosts this photographic journey of the African Diaspora that documents blacks in a variety of situations as they: cope with uncertainty, celebrate their joy, and struggle to live a dignified life in difficult circumstances. The exhibit features images by RCC Campus Photographer Collette V. Fournier and captions by David Lucinda.

F*ck Art - Museum of Sex
Through March 01, 2013 - New York

In response to the growing anti-institution sentiment pervasive in our culture, the Museum of Sex has engaged a group of 20 select street artists to occupy the third floor gallery at the Museum of Sex. Showcasing work that pushes the boundaries of our relationship to sexuality in public space, F*CK ART invites a dialogue around the power of visual provocation in the urban environment.

Much Ado About Nothing - 133rd Street Arts Center
Through March 02, 2013 - New York

Wednesday & Thursday @ 7:30pm Friday & Saturday @ 8pm Saturday @ 3pm / Sundays @ 5pm $20 discounted tickets are available through January 31st for select performances. Love. War. Conspiracy. Sex. Betrayal. Death. Could all these things truly amount to Nothing? In Shakespeare’s beloved comedy Much Ado About Nothing, Don Pedro and his men return victoriously from war to the house of Leonato, Governor of Messina. Proven in battle, Claudio proposes to Leonato's dutiful daughter Hero, to the dismay of his comrade, Benedick, who wittily battles with the Lady Beatrice on the demerits of love. The stage is set for merry conflict as those who jest at love are caught in a hilarious conspiracy to make them fall in love. Meanwhile a sinister plot brews to unmake Claudio and Hero's nuptials, setting in motion a series of events that challenge loyalties, test character, and examine the fickleness of life and love. Incorporating a vibrant and diverse cast, Snapped Productions deconstructs outdated female archetypes, challenges masculine stereotypes, and advances the classic ideas about male/female relationships, seen here through a modern lens. Much Ado About Nothing is exactly that—the whimsy of human beings taking what should be simple – love – and making it absurdly (and often times, laughably) complex. Gregory Couba directs a cast of 18 including Harpreet Chaggar, Jon Dalin, Jeffrey Delano Davis, Ratnesh Dubey, Ann Gulian, Matt Kelley, Mary-Rose Mack, Norihito Moriya, Keith R. Oliver, Al-nisa Petty, Robby Ramos, Donny Repsher, Jon Adam Ross, Gonçalo Ruivo, Caleb Schaaf, Peter Van Derick, Gary Warchola and Tina Ward.

Mara Held - Gary Snyder Gallery
Through March 02, 2013 - New York

Featuring new paintings by the artist.

Louis Stettner: The Masterpieces, Celebrating 90 Years - Bonni Benrubi
Through March 02, 2013 - New York

The first retrospective of the artist's work to be presented in New York in years, the exhibition will feature all original prints of many of Stettner's most iconic images.

Gayleen Aiken - Cousins, Quarries, and a Nickelodeon - Luise Ross Gallery
Through March 02, 2013 - New York

Self-taught artist Gayleen Aiken's personal narrative is revealed by the endless depiction of her home (both inside and out) in Barre, Vermont. Her family and friends, the fictitious Raimbilli cousins, all 26 of them, constitute the anchor of her existence. The granite shed plants, mills, and stone cutting machinery are constant fodder too. Through the artist's imagination they become a child's playground. This will be her first one-person exhibition at Luise Ross Gallery.

Illustrators 55 - Part Two - Society of Illustrators
Through March 02, 2013 - New York

The exhibit features works by leading contemporary illustrators worldwide, selected by a prestigious jury of professionals. The exhibit includes works in the Editorial, Book and Advertising Categories.

The Geometry of Longing - Stephen Haller Gallery
Through March 02, 2013 - New York

A group exhibition exploring the connection between geometric symbols and abstract art; and introducing the work of renowned sculptor Bruno Romeda to Stephen Haller Gallery.

Ezra Stoller - Beyond Architecture - Yossi Milo Gallery
Through March 02, 2013 - New York

Highlighting Stoller's rarely-seen black-and-white images of industry, technology, transportation and working-class Americans in mid-Century, as well as photographs in color.

Andy Freeberg - Guardians - Andrea Meislin Gallery
Through March 02, 2013 - New York

Andy Freeberg's first solo exhibition at the gallery. After photographing reception desks of Chelsea galleries in Sentry, and the booths of art dealers at international fairs in Art Fare, Freeberg takes us to Russia's great art museums -- the Hermitage and the Russian State Museum in St. Petersburg, and the Pushkin Museum and State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow -- where retirement-aged women guard national treasures.

Open Sesame - apexart
Through March 02, 2013 - New York

An exhibit exploring the aftermath of the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait on August 2, 1990, and the Gulf wars that ensued, and its affect on the region.

Jorge Queiroz - Sikkema Jenkins & Co.
Through March 02, 2013 - New York

New drawings and paintings by Queiroz in his second solo show with the gallery.

New York City Opera's The Turn of the Screw - Brooklyn Academy of Music
Through March 02, 2013 - Brooklyn

New York City Opera marks British composer Benjamin Britten's centennial with a new production of his contemporary 1954 chamber opera, set in the early 1980s and directed by Sam Buntrock (Sunday in the Park with George, Broadway). Based on a ghost story by Henry James, The Turn of the Screw is described by Buntrock as a contemporary horror story in which "chilling events unravel a mysterious building's terrifying past, pushing the boundaries between sanity and the supernatural."

Commons Choir/Daria Fain & Robert Kocik - E-V-E-R-Y-O-N-E - New York Live Arts
Through March 02, 2013 - New York

An epic, town hall musical that pleads the case for a more empathetic economy, proposing, with Thomas Paine and Martin Luther King, money as everyone's. Created by choreographer Daria Fain and poet Robert Kocik, in collaboration with composer Katherine Young, vocalist Samita Sinha and The Commons Choir, E-V-E-R-Y-O-N-E was developed by researching the sonic and connotative powers of language. 26 dancers, singers and actors treat our current inequity crisis with reparative tones, tunes and intentions while drawing on the body as horn of plenty.

Giorgio Griffa - Fragments 1968 - 2012 - Casey Kaplan Gallery
Through March 02, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of new and historical paintings by Giorgio Griffa (b. 1936, Torino, Italy). Spanning four decades of Griffa's career, this is the first solo exhibition of the artist's work in New York since 1970, as well as his first in the United States since 1973.

Ann Shapiro - Random Topography: Oil Paintings & Digital - Ceres Gallery
Through March 02, 2013 - New York

Shapiro continues her exploration of the consequences of climate change on land and sea.

Garden Poetry: The Movable Collographs of Pat Cresson - Ceres Gallery
Through March 02, 2013 - New York

The exhibit of oil prints on rag paper will present a new lyrical series of boldly colored nature-based collographs and handmade books. In the movable collograph technique, the movable aspect allows for multiple variations and each piece can be inked individually and the movable parts can be repositioned. Prints are created by adding collage items, cut out stencils, relief materials, and printable textures to the surface of the plate.

Henri Michaux: Selected Works - Edward Thorp Gallery
Through March 02, 2013 - New York

A selection of seldom-seen works from the late 1940s to the early 80s by Henri Michaux.

Group Show: Paintings and Drawings - Edward Thorp Gallery
Through March 02, 2013 - New York

Featuring drawings and paintings by gallery and gallery-affiliated artists including Matt Blackwell, Sarah Gamble, Clare Grill, David Scher, and Judy Simonian.

Tony Desare - 54 Below
Through March 02, 2013 - New York

Singer/songwriter/crooner Tony Desare is back by popular demand for three special encore performances of the show that drew accolades last October. Backed by a swinging trio, Tony has the capability to glide from a standard by George Gershwin to a contemporary classic by Bruce Springsteen or Journey to one of his inventive original songs with ease.

Emma Amos - Memory - Flomenhaft Gallery
Through March 02, 2013 - New York

Included are new paintings and also important works from her long career. The Gift, a historical work, has a major presence in this exhibit.

Hotel Il Pellicano at Casa Lever - Casa Lever
Through March 02, 2013 - New York

From February 25th to March 2nd, Casa Lever will host Antonio Guida, 2 star Michelin Chef, from Hotel Il Pellicano in Italy. Alessandro Caporale, executive Chef at Casa Lever and Antonio Guida have created two exclusive menus for Casa Lever guests. Menu Gelsomino will run February 25th, 26th and 27th, and Menu Calamandino will run February 28th, March 1st and 2nd. VIEW DINNER MENUS Casa Lever bar and lounge areas will offer a new cocktail menu including special Santa Maria Novella liquors based drinks and signature cocktails by Federico Morosi, bar manager at Il Pellicano. VIEW COCKTAIL MENU Il Pellicano is an exclusive, secluded, resort hotel in a unique and unspoiled location on the Tuscan coast.

Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Through March 02, 2013 - New York

"If I Loved You," "June Is Bustin' Out All Over," "You'll Never Walk Alone" ? these are just a few of the many joys of the musical Time magazine called "The Best of the 20th Century." Now, in the tradition of its sold-out productions of Company and My Fair Lady, the Philharmonic and an all-star cast present Rodgers and Hammerstein's immortal Carousel, directed by Tony winner John Rando, and conducted by Rob Fisher.

Martha Graham Dance Company - Joyce Theater
Through March 03, 2013 - New York

Martha Graham Dance Company presents "Myth and Transformation" -- three compelling programs that explore how artists reinvent iconic stories to make forceful contemporary statements. Performances include a new production of Graham's erotic masterwork Phaedra, paired with The Show (Achilles Heels), a highly provocative interpretation of the Achilles legend created, choreographed, and directed by Richard Move, which was originally commissioned by the White Oak Dance Project. The work features an original score by Arto Lindsay with songs by Deborah Harry and Blondie and includes scenic art by Nicole Eisenman. An all-Graham program showcases three Greek-themed Graham masterworks: Cave of the Heart, The Errand into the Maze Project, and Night Journey. A third program features two premieres: the New York premiere of Doug Varone's Lamentation Variation, a haunting quartet set to Ravel, and the world premiere of From the Grammar of Dreams by Luca Veggetti with music by Kaija Saariaho.

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

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

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

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

The Art of Scent 1889-2012 - Museum of Arts & Design
Through March 03, 2013 - New York

The Art of Scent 1889-2012 is the first major museum exhibition to recognize scent as a major medium of artistic creation and fifteen artists who work in this medium. The exhibition focuses on twelve works made between 1889 and 2012, and will include Jicky, created by Aime Guerlain in 1889; Ernest Beaux's Chanel No 5 from 1921; Jean-Claude Ellena's Osmanthe Yunnan from 2006; and Daniela Andrier's Untitled, created in 2010.

2013 Student Exhibition - Parrish Art Museum
Through March 03, 2013 - Water Mill

The exhibition includes submissions from public and private schools in the townships of Riverhead, Southampton, East Hampton, and Southold, as well as high schools from the township of Brookhaven. The exhibition will be on view from February 2 through March 3, 2013.

Vital Theatre Company Presents 'Show Way' - McGinn/Cazale Theatre
Through March 03, 2013 - Upper West Side

Based on the Newbery Honor-winning book by Jacqueline Woodson and illustrated by Hudson Talbott, this new musical, with music and lyrics by Tyrone L. Robinson, a book by Melody Cooper, and direction by Melissa Maxwell, follows one girl in modern-day Brooklyn as she explores her family's past. As seven generations of women pass on the family tradition of the "show way", or a secret quilt to freedom, from slavery to today, they also pass on their strength and determination to be free. In "Show Way," Toshi Georgiana looks for a beloved family heirloom. As she searches, the generations of women who came before her, from slaves who sewed paths to freedom to civil rights marchers, pass on their stories, and teach Toshi to reconnect with the past and celebrate the possibilities of the future. The "Show Way" cast includes David Andino, Ashley Lynette Brown, Adiagha Faizah, Norma Hernandez, Christine Lee, Danea Robinson, and Donnell E. Smith. The crew includes Director Melissa Maxwell, Set Designer Kyle Dixon, Costume Designer Amanda Jenks, Lighting Designer Josh Bradford, Musical Director Mike Pettry, and Production Stage Manager Emily Rolston.

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

Rise of the Guardians, the new animated feature from DreamWorks Animation, is a visually enthralling film based on William Joyce's The Guardians of Childhood book series, with Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, and other beloved characters reinterpreted as action heroes in a parable about the ongoing struggle between good and evil. This gallery exhibition takes a look behind the scenes, revealing the innovative collaborative process behind the making of the film. Original artwork, both digital and hand-drawn, an exclusive time-lapse video presentation of in-process footage progressing to the finished film, and a revealing documentary that takes us into the DreamWorks Animation studio, show how the colorful world of the movie and its memorable characters were created.

Spacewar! Video Games Blast Off - Museum of the Moving Image
Through March 03, 2013 - Astoria

Spacewar! Video Games Blast Off looks at the first 50 years of video games through the lens of Spacewar!, the first digital video game, its development, and the culture from which it sprang. In addition to a model of the original PDP-1 (Programmed Data Processor-1) computer running a playable simulation of Spacewar!, the exhibition presents 20 playable video games ranging in platform (arcade, console, handheld, PC), genre (shooters, platformers, action, arcade) and developer (commercial, independent, experimental). From Computer Space to Portal, the exhibition draws connections and contrasts between these games and Spacewar!, signaling the latter's central place in the development of video games as a cultural form.

Herring & Herring: Fit for Print - Rooster Gallery
Through March 03, 2013 - New York

An exhibition exclusively dedicated to fashion photography by one of New York's most ground-breaking and innovative photography duos, Herring & Herring. This marks Herring & Herring's first solo gallery show, featuring images from their brand-new magazine "Fit for Print."

Silk Road - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Through March 03, 2013 - New York

China's acclaimed Gansu Dance Theatre presents the New York premiere of their spectacular dance drama.

Audubon: National Treasures - Birds of Winter for The Birds of America (1827-38) - New-York Historical Society
Through March 04, 2013 - New York

Looking at these four watercolors you are enjoying an experience similar to that of John James Audubon's (1785-1851) original subscribers to The Birds of America (1827-38). The watercolors are rotated on a quarterly basis to limit the potential damage caused by their exposure, ensuring that these national treasures are available to future generations.

Suddenly Last Summer - Alexander Technique Center for Performance and Development
Through March 04, 2013 - New York

Saturday Talk Backs Suddenly Last Summer with Austin Pendleton and Cast February 9, 16, 23 & March 2nd Directed by Austin Pendleton† Assistant Director Charles Black With Jen Danby*, Gene Gallerano*, Johanna Leister*, Maureen Mooney*, Austin Pendleton*, Allison Plamondon**, Jody Prusan* * Member Actors' Equity Association ** Member Canadian Actors' Equity Association † Member SDC Purchase tickets on Brown Paper Tickets http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/312074 (New York, NY) Fresh from IVANOV starring Ethan Hawke, Obie- Award winning director Austin Pendleton directs Tennessee Williams' stark and religiously sensual morality play SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER with the Mississippi Mud. This is the play that moved Brookes Atkinson to praise Williams as being "at the peak of his talent as a poet of the damned." It is brought to life in a new bold raw space production that places center stage the lush language of this modern fable. Mr. Pendleton stars as Dr. Cukrowicz and helms a talented cast of actors that features Johanna Leister (Broadway: WHOSE LIFE IS IT ANYWAY w/Mary Tyler Moore, TARTUFFE w/Victor Garber, DR

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