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Today's Family & Kids Activities in Bronx-Jan 15

January 15, 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!.

JOHNNY WINTER - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
January 15, 2013 - New York

Johnny Winter is a guitar hero without equal. Signing to Columbia records in 1969 in what has been called the largest solo artist deal of its time, he immediately laid the blueprint for his fresh take on classic blues. Constantly shifting between simple country blues (in the vein of Robert Johnson) to all-out electric slide guitar blues-rock, Winter has always been one of the most respected singers and guitar players in rock and the clear link between British blues-rock and American Southern rock. Throughout the '70s and '80s, he was the unofficial torchbearer for the blues, championing and aiding the careers of his idols like Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker. Opening act: Debbie Davies Band.

Free Play at the J - JCC Rockland
January 15, 2013 - West Nyack

Meet other parents while your child, up to 24 months, has fun in the JCC's the Kantrowiz Kids Gym or Lewis Family Playground (weather permitting). This weekly playgroup is hosted by Hillary Glass and is held every Tuesday through May 28.

Music with Irv - Hempstead Library
January 15, 2013 - Hempstead

Music with Irv � it's a time to celebrate famous tunes in a sing-a-long with song leader,Irv. For the entire family.

Maria Stuarda - Metropolitan Opera
January 15, 2013 -

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

Snow Globe - Franklin Square Public Library
January 15, 2013 - Franklin Square

Kids are encouraged to be creative and design their own snow globe. Specifically for grades 5-8. There is a $2.00 materials fee. Each class is limited to 20. Registration required.

Toddler Winter Workshop - Jill's Ceramics
January 15, 2013 - West Nyack

Jill will help young artists design winter-themed crafts. Children can choose from a large array of seasonal items including heart or mitten-shaped dishes, mugs, plates, snowflake boxes, princess plaques, and more. Pieces can be taken home that day or left for glazing. Fee includes instruction. Pre-registration is requested. Workshops will be held each Monday and Tuesday throughout the month except New Year's Day.

Special Days for Special Kids - Bounce! Trampoline Sports
January 15, 2013 - Valley Cottage

Children with special needs are invited to jump around and have fun at Bounce, a new and unusual play space.

Toddler Time Story Time and Sing Along with Ms. Cindy - Brooklyn Public Library, Windsor Terrace branch
January 15, 2013 - Windsor Terrace

Ms. Cindy leads a spirited story hour and sing along for toddlers, 18-36 months.

After School Stories - Brooklyn Public Library, Saratoga branch
January 15, 2013 - Brownsville

Kids, with and without disabilities, enjoy hearing stories read aloud (part of A Child's Place for Children with Special Needs).

Internet and Email Class - Brooklyn Public Library, Clarendon branch
January 15, 2013 - Midwood

The Clarendon library offers tutorial and guidance for those interested in learning how to email and use the internet. For all ages.

Training Your Child's Brain: Neurofeedback and Vision Therapy - Norwalk City Hall
January 15, 2013 - Norwalk

Is your child working up to his or her potential? Learn about the possible underlying vision and/or brainwave challenges that may affect your child's learning and performance. This workshop will allow parents to learn about two tested yet non-traditional therapies that have benefited many children and adults.

Grandparents� Bereavement Support Group - Elias Hicks Historical Home
January 15, 2013 - Jericho

COPE, a grief and healing organization dedicated to supporting families living with the loss of a child, holds monthly support groups meetings for grandparents. Please call 516-484-4993 for more information.

Valentine's Dance for Disabled Residents of Westchester County - Westchester County Center
January 15, 2013 - White Plains

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

Story Time Book Club - Pottery Barn Kids
January 15, 2013 - White Plains

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

Book Buddies - Hillcrest Library
January 15, 2013 - Flushing

Readers, ages 12-15, and listeners, ages 3-5 and their caregivers, get together to share books and have fun.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes - Wilton Library
January 15, 2013 - Wilton

Children and their caregivers sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. No registration necessary.

Look, Listen and Learn - Wilton Library
January 15, 2013 - Wilton

Three and four years olds are invited with their parent/caregiver for stories, singing songs and acting out finger plays and rhymes. Children in this program gain pre-reading skills and learn how to participate in a group setting. No registration necessary.

Hands-On Farming - Woodside Library
January 15, 2013 - Woodside

The Queens County Farm Museum will teach about sustainable agricultural practices through demonstrations and hands-on activities. Children in grades 1-5 and their parents can experience farm life, from churning butter to planting radish seeds in a take-home pot.

Bugs as Pets: A Live Animal Program with Ranger Eric - Broadway Library
January 15, 2013 - Long Island City

Children ages 5 and older can explore the realm of bugs. Discover which insects, arachnids, and myriapods do and don't make great pets, and get to touch some of them, as well as see them up close.

The Top Ten Strategies for Parents of Children with ADHD - The Offices of Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge
January 15, 2013 - Ridgefield

This presentation will provide an overview of ADHD beyond diagnosis, as well as the steps, tools, skills and perspectives needed to help your child thrive. If you are interested in finding out more about how ADHD impacts your child, this workshop is for you. Presented by Dr. Susan Bauerfeld, licensed clinical psychologist, ADHD coach, and creator/leader of the Parenting Book Series at the Wilton Library.

Educator Open House - Barnes and Noble -Uptopia Center
January 15, 2013 - Fresh Meadows

A special event for pre-K through 12th grade educators. with fun refreshments and special discounts. Learn how to save and raise money for your school through fundraising and purchasing programs.

McGoldrick Library - Current Events Club
January 15, 2013 - Flushing

An opportunity for kids to discuss the latest news topics with their friends and talk about what their think about the world around them.

Language Immersion at LICM-Spanish - Long Island Children's Museum
January 15, 2013 - Garden City

Why not introduce another language to your child while they are young and receptive to new things? These Spanish workshops are drop in and do not require advance sign up. A different theme will be covered each week and a class project and song will be used to reinforce learning. Take home activities will also be distributed at the end of each class.

THE YOUNG RAPSCALLIONS - Highllne Ballroom
January 15, 2013 - New York

Formed in the summer of 2007, these four friends have been writing music together since they have been playing their respective instruments. Pulling influences from an array of artists, the Raps create a raw sound that pulls from many different genres and styles from bands such as The Red Hot Chili Peppers to Pearl Jam. Motive opens.

Admissions Open House - Buckley Country Day School
January 15, 2013 - Roslyn

Meet Headmaster Dr. Jean-Marc Juhel, the principals and faculty, and a panel of upper school students who will answer questions and discuss their Buckley experience during this Open House. Tours will follow the presentation. Buckley is an independent, co-educational, day school which serves 320 students, grades toddler through Grade 8. Financial aid is available.

Juilliard ChamberFest 2013 - Paul Hall (The Juilliard School)
January 15, 2013 - New York

POULENC Sextet for Piano and Wind Quintet, Op. 100 Scott Kemsley, flute Hugo Lee, oboe Shaquille Southwell, clarinet Leah Kohn, bassoon Seann Trull, french horn Kevin Ahfat, piano BRAHMS Trio for Violin, Horn, and Piano in E-flat Major, Op. 40 Joe Betts, horn Julia Danitz, violin Suejin Jung, piano SCHUMANN Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 44 Julia Ahyoung Choi and Margeaux Maloney, violin Jenni Seo, viola Jennifer Yunyoung Choi, cello Joon Yoon, piano ChamberFest showcases Juilliard students who work during their final week of winter break in a unique chamber music intensive, with unlimited rehearsal time and daily coachings FREE tickets available 1/4

Fit Kids - Keep Moving Forward, Inc.
January 15, 2013 - Woodbury

Fit Kids are vigorous small group fitness classes for children 8-13 years old looking for a physical challenge to improve overall fitness, lose weight, or enhance athletic performance. We provide children with an engaging and comfortable environment where they enjoy being active and are able to reach their physical potential. A licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy leads all classes. Participants are encouraged to sign up for a full suite of classes.

Juilliard Jazz Orchestra - Peter Jay Sharp Theater
January 15, 2013 - New York

Just Jazz! James Burton III, conductor Ben Wolfe, assistant conductor BENNY CARTER Symphony in Riffs SAMMY NESTICO Freckle Face OLIVER NELSON Ballad for Benny QUINCY JONES Jessica's Day NEAL HEFTI Lil' Darlin' BENNY CARTER Sleep THAD JONES Three and One WYNTON MARSALIS Back to Basics GERRY MULLIGAN 42nd and Broadway BENNY GOLSON Whisper Not MARIA SCHNEIDER Sky Blue THAD JONES Once Around Classic jazz arrangements by Thad Jones, Gerry Mulligan, Sammy Nestico, Oliver Nelson, Benny Golson, and others FREE tickets available 1/3 Juilliard Jazz is a WBGO/Jazz 88 Arts Partner

LEARN TO DRAW with ART TEACHER AMY - Children 8-12 - St. Luke's Lutheran Church
January 15, 2013 - Bayshore

Step-by-step, your child can learn to draw animals, landscapes, people and masterworks while they experiment with chalk and oil pastels, watercolors and markers.

Tales for Tots - Mineola Public Library
January 15, 2013 - Mineola

Are your kids too old for Baby Lapsit but too young for Storytime? This program is designed especially for them. It features songs, stories, movement, and more just for toddlers. Ages 13 months - 29 months with a caregiver. Registration required.

Butterfly Yoga - Karma Kids Yoga
January 15, 2013 - West Village

In this special class, kids will learn about the butterfly life cycle and transform into butterflies themselves. They'll go from caterpillars, to chrysalis, to butterfly as they spread their own (real) wings and fly. Kids will decorate and flutter home in their own set of butterfly wings, earned of course as they explore some favorite yoga poses, use their imaginations to create, and learn more about the marvelous metamorphosis of the butterfly.

Little Scientist: Shaving Cream Painting - Children's Museum of Manhattan
January 15, 2013 - Upper West Side

Use water color paints to experiment with color mixing and create a picture with your unique pallet.

'Movable Type': A Tribute to Langston Hughes, Featuring the New York Premiere of 'Five By Langston,' by Ricky Ian Gordon - SCHOMBURG CENTER FOR RESEARCH IN BLACK CULTURE
January 15, 2013 - New York

The Dessoff Choirs’ Mid-Winter Festival, WORD•PLAY, under the direction of Music Director, Christopher Shepard, opens on Tuesday, January 15 with a choral performance that showcases the myriad ways choral composers rise to the challenge of setting text. The concert – Movable Type - will be held at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture with a pre-concert discussion between Christopher Shepard and composer Ricky Ian Gordon beginning at 7:00 pm. Five By Langston, a setting of five poems by Harlem Renaissance poet, Langston Hughes, will be performed in the venue that bears the poet’s name, The Langston Hughes Auditorium. Dessoff’s second Mid-Winter festival will be presented in venues around New York City from January 15 through March 16, 2013. The festival features a variety of events that explore the dynamic relationship between text and music.

Little Naturalists - Tenafly Nature Center
January 15, 2013 - Tenafly

Young children, ages 2-3, and an adult will explore the natural world with a Nature Center educator. Topics will be emphasized through team activities, discovery stations, songs, and outside journeys. Pre-registration is required.

BUILDING COMMUNITIES, ONE LECTURE AT A TIME: Understanding the IEP, Becoming Effective Partners in the CSE Process and More� - JCC of Mid-Westchester
January 15, 2013 - Scarsdale

Phyllis Zigman Conley, New Direction Educational Consulting, will be the speaker. For more information, contact Nancy Kaplan at 914-472-3300 x228, or email kaplann@jccmw.org.

Robert the Guitar Guy - Scarsdale Public Library
January 15, 2013 - Scarsdale

Songs and activities with Robert Markowitz for children ages 2-5 years with caregiver. Registration is required.

Chez Bushwick Presents La Zampa - CPR - Center for Performance Research
Through January 15, 2013 - Brooklyn

REQUIEM - Magali Milian & Romuald Luydlin / LA ZAMPA.

Hound Comics, Bumblefoot, Jene Luciani, Eastsport, CaJohn’s Fiery Foods, & Yelp Take Times Scare NYC - Times Scare
January 15, 2013 - New York

Hound Comics, Inc. (Hound Entertainment Group) has recently announced their first official event of the New Year taking place in New York City on January 15th. In an attempt to take Manhattan by storm; Hound has teamed up with their partners Eastsport, Inc. and CaJohns Fiery Foods – as well as the leading local internet guide, Yelp. Spotlighting celebrity based products from Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal (Guns ‘N Roses), Jene’ Luciani (America’s Favorite Bra & Style Guru), Danny Gagnon (Top Chef), the Food Hounds (Food Hound: Tidbits) and Hound’s CEO Brimstone (Entertainment Entrepreneur); the event itself will seamlessly unite various avenues of entertainment including art, music, fashion, celebrities and more under one unique roof – Times Scare NYC (Times Square’s only year round Haunted Attraction). Epic would be a true understatement; so the festivities have been appropriately dubbed the ‘Spicy Hound Extravaganza’. Event goers will enjoy an exclusive performance by Bumblefoot himself; accompanied by acclaimed vocalist Tony Harnell (TNT), while noshing on spooky finger-foods courtesy of Times Scare. Samplings of delicious morsels made using the brand new Food Hound:Tidbits, Brimstone, and Bumblefoot branded lines of seasonings, salsa and sauces will be served throughout the evening. In celebration of the worldwide release, CaJohns will be dishing out a fantastic foodie demonstration using favorites from the product line – being served up by none other than Danny Gagnon (Top Chef) and the infamous John ‘CaJohn’ Hard. Yelpers from the Tri-State area will have the opportunity to attend the event and be a part of foodie history with a variety of flavors including Flavor Behavior, Tastebud Tango, Hell Dust, Grindhouse, Normal, Abnormal and BumbleF**KED. “When you're passionate about something like music, life follows a process - you love it, then you make it, then you share it. It's the same with hot sauce. Love it, make it, share it..." says Thal. Eastsport – one of the world’s leading brands of backpacks and luggage; will be showcasing the line of recently released 'Brimstone and The Borderhounds' backpacks, based on the hit series by Hound Comics. Also being featured throughout the evening will be the highly anticipated signature series of guitar cases by Bumblefoot (including the Bumblebabe line). Fashionistas will be inspired by style expert, Luciani who will be promoting her lingerie inspired handbag line ‘Rising Star by Jene’ Luciani’ being primed for a Fall 2013 release. Speaking of Fall, attendees will enjoy Halloween early as Times Scare is reducing its pricing for the year-round haunt to $13 per person for not only the night; but for the entire month. Lastly, partygoers will have the first opportunity to get their hands on the coveted release of Brimstone and The Borderhounds special edition "Critical MASS" – Hound’s first ever crossover comic book with over fifteen characters from the company’s universe; written by Brimstone, inked by Jake Isenberg, colored by Blair Smith, lettered by Shawn Reynolds and introducing Rudy Tamales on pencils. “We had a major growth increase in the last quarter of 2012 and we are delighted to be celebrating the unveiling of our newly acquired licensed titles.” says Marcello Carnevali, Hound VP. Additional comic releases being celebrated include Soul Heir (Ocie & Anthony Taylor), Dr. Goyle (Mark Stegbauer), Killer B*****s of the Zombie Holocaust (Dean Mitchell & Mark Beer) and Slave (Juan Heinrich). Hound Publishing Division is celebrating the releases of author Rachel Rawlings novels, ‘The Maurin Kincade Series’ and collection of cartoonist Keith Brown’s ‘Wages of Sin’. Hound Kids Division celebrates the release of Courtney Freeman-Leo and Theresa Finnelli’s second book in their Border-Pups Series, Super Space Sheriffs and Undermybedia by newcomers Katrina Allen and Lauren Buckel. This event is GUEST LIST ONLY - which means you need to drop an RSVP to HoundEvents@gmail.com to be included in this event. Agents, Celebrities and Press who would like to attend; please send specifics to HoundEvents@gmail.com **Inexpensive parking is available for around $15 (for up to 12 Hours) on 43rd Street between 8th and 9th for partygoers driving into town. TIMES SCARE is a vibrant entertainment destination in the heart of New York City at 42nd and 8th Ave in one of the most haunted buildings in the nation. The location's rich New York history has been enhanced with custom-built designs and elegant macabre décor that deck the sprawling rooms of the three story complex to insure that there are surprises around every corner. Times Scare includes a state of the art haunted house, The Haunt that is guaranteed to scare, a fabulous bar and elegant cocktail lounge, a newly renovated 199 seat off-Broadway theatre, and the Crypt Café, a full-service restaurant with a mouth-watering menu. . Whether you are enjoying one of the live shows, braving the haunted house or just stopping by to grab a cocktail you won't want to miss this unique destination...we're dying to serve you! http://Timesscarenyc.com | 212.586.7829

Open House for Admissions - Green Vale School
January 15, 2013 - Old Brookville

Recognized for academic excellence since 1923,The Green Vale School's exceptional teachers, extraordinary learning environment, and careful attention to each student, lead to outstanding high school and college placement. Green Vale serves families from over 30 school districts on Long Island and is the ideal choice for the most formative years of a child's life -- early childhood through middle school. Expanded financial aid program for qualified applicants is available. Visit the School’s website, greenvaleschool.org, for more information on academics and summer camp options. RSVP: admissions@greenvaleschool.org. Can’t make the Open House? Call Colleen Fortuna for an individual campus tour at 516-628-5146.

UG! COMEDY SHOW!!: FREE BEER (8-9pm) & HIPSTER VICE SCREENING! - No Fun Bar
January 15, 2013 - New York

This week we're having a special UG! show: We're screening my Hipster Vice movie one more time! To add to the fun we're also having FREE BEER from 8-9pm before! (followed by the comedy show at around 9:45PM) How could you NOT wanna come out now? It's gonna be the ILLEST party on a Tuesday night- So come out bring your friends and spread the word! LET'S UG IT LIKE WE MEAN IT --------------------------- Todd Montesi and Pat Rigby present awesome comics in front of a cool supportive crowd in the epicenter of hip NYC the East Village. Featuring both established comic veterans you've seen on TV to the up and comers, UG guarantees a swell time all for FREE! We've also got tons of drink specials (Half priced select drinks till 9PM)! So what are you waiting for? Come down and UG! it with us!!! UG! COMEDY SHOW!! 4.0 (Now @ No Fun Bar) Presented by Todd Montesi and Pat Rigby TUESDAYS @ No Fun Bar: 161 Ludlow St. (bet. Houston & Stanton st.) Special Showtime: 9pm No Cover, One Drink Min. FREE BEER HOUR 8-9pm!!! For info/reservations: 212-477-1616 Via subway: F train to 2nd ave. Tuesday Jan. 15th, 2013 performers: Tall Guy J-L Cauvin! From Hipster Vice, Pat O'Shea! Matt 'The Mat' Nagin! (Not A) Cowboy, Joe Stanton! The Always Lovable Joe Dixon! A Tall Glass of Christie Walsh! Hosted by Pat Rigby! Featuring Todd Montesi!! Special Guest DJ Ritch Da Ripper AKA RITCH JAMES!!! UG IT http://www.youtube.com/MONTIKILLAVISION http://ugcomedyshow.tumblr.com/ Trailer for Hipster Vice: http://youtu.be/g1GrTjZQJ9A Hipster Vice Facebook Page: http://goo.gl/cGnOU

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

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

MOLLY RINGWALD - 54 Below
Through January 16, 2013 - New York

On Broadway, audiences have embraced her as Sally Bowles in Cabaret, as well as in Enchanted April and Modern Orthodox. Off-Broadway, she received rave notices for her work in Jonathan Larson's tick, tick… BOOM! and Paula Vogel's How I Learned to Drive, and she toured the country as Charity Hope Valentine in the Broadway National Tour of Sweet Charity. Now, join Broadway leading lady and icon of the 1980s Molly Ringwald for a musical tour de force, accompanied by The Peter Smith Trio.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A CRUCIBLE - Wild Project
Through January 19, 2013 - New York

Perfect Disgrace Theater Proudly Presents Brian Bauman’s A CRUCIBLE @ The Wild Project Pregnant Catholic School Girls Destroy American Theater A CRUCIBLE follows the drama club at Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception high school as it sets out to stage Arthur Miller's classic play, The Crucible. Conflicts erupt when ideas about sexuality and contemporary performance begin to influence the young performers and their approach to the production. The young women and men, fueled by a passion for black magic and avant garde tropes, stage a coup to build a performance that addresses their lives. This original play re-appropriates the writing of Arthur Miller, as well as Marilyn Monroe and Andy Warhol's diaries, John Huston's film The Misfits and other texts. A CRUCIBLE is a darkly comic play about the power and problems of performance. A CRUCIBLE, a new play by Brian Bauman Directed by: Kate Gagnon Starring: Heather Litteer, Haley Rawson, Sarah O’Sullivan, Emma Ramos, nicHi Douglas, Rebecca Kopec, Michael Brusasco, Robb Martinez, and Chris Tyler. Design: Chris Barlow (Sound), Tara DeVincenzo (Costumes), John Eckert (LIghts), Madeleine Gallagher (Projections), Kerry Chipman (Set) A CRUCIBLE runs Thursday, January 10 – Saturday, January 19 on the following schedule: Thursday – Sunday @ 8pm Wednesday, January 16th @ 8pm Additional Matinee Saturdays Only @ 3pm Tickets $18 ($15 students/seniors) Available www.thewildproject.com

Watson Adventures’ Whodunit Family Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 19, 2013 - New

Join Watson Adventures on a unique murder mystery scavenger hunt for kids 10 & up! A killer is on the loose at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and it’s up to you to stop him! The killer has created a scavenger hunt that, when completed, reveals his name, the weapon he used and where he hid the body in the museum. He sent the hunt to the police and dared them to try to solve it. The police need your help. You’ll get a list of suspects, weapons and hiding places that are all in the museum. By following the trail of clues and answering tricky questions, you’ll provide the police with the evidence they need to catch and convict the killer. Can you figure out whodunit? No knowledge of the museum or art is necessary. Kids must be accompanied by adults. Price includes museum admission. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT, but please do not contact the museum directly.

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

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

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players - New York City Center
Through January 20, 2013 -

The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players (Artistic Director Albert Bergeret), America's preeminent professional G&S repertory company, launches its G&S Fest 2013 on January 4. The season features three iconic classic productions: The Mikado, H.M.S. Pinafore and The Yeomen of the Guard. Having presented over 2,600 performances throughout the United States, Canada, and England and incorporating a 25-piece orchestra, NYGASP features contemporary energy while retaining a traditional respect for each of the G&S masterpieces.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Puppet Shakespeare Players Present: Puppet Romeo & Juliet - American Globe Theatre
Through January 20, 2013 - New York City

O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou blue and fuzzy? Deny thy puppeteer and refuse thy strings, or if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, and I’ll no longer be a Capulet. Get your yellow moustache ready! Shakespeare’s most famous love story is getting a fun and furry makeover this January, courtesy of American Globe Theatre and the Puppet Shakespeare Players. See the star-crossed lovers like you’ve never seen them before as the Puppet Shakespeare Players flip this tale of woe upside-down! Puppet Romeo & Juliet is a ridiculous romp that’s sure to keep kids and adults laughing from the first word to the final death. Join us for kung fu, kazoos, and plenty of hot puppet love! www.puppetshakespeare.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Parsons Dance - The Joyce Theater
Through January 27, 2013 - New York

"One of the great movers of modern dance" (The New York Times) and "one of modern dance's great living dance-makers" (New York Magazine), David Parsons and Parsons Dance return to The Joyce Theater from January 15-27, 2013, with a program that includes two new works: Dawn to Dusk by David Parsons, and Black Flowers by former Parsons Dancer Katarzyna Skarpetowska. The company will also present a family matinee program that features kid-friendly Parsons Dance classics on Saturday, January 26 at 2pm. Both programs will include David Parsons' stroboscopic masterwork Caught. The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue (at 19th Street), NYC. Tickets range in price from $10-$59. Ticket prices are subject to change. Tickets are available by phone at 212-242-0800 or online at Joyce.org. PROGRAM A: Tue-Wed at 7:30pm; Thu-Fri at 8pm; Sat at 2pm (Jan 19 only) & 8pm; Sun at 1pm & 5pm Dawn to Dusk, New Work by David Parsons, Black Flowers, World Premiere by Guest Choreographer Kate Skarpetowska, Wolfgang, Caught, In the End PROGRAM B (Family Matinee): Sat, Jan 26 at 2pm Dawn to Dusk, New Work by David Parsons, Wolfgang, Caught, In the End Dancers: Abby Silva Gavezzoli, Eric Bourne, Steven Vaughn, Melissa Ullom, Christina Ilisije, Jason Macdonald, Ian Spring, Elena D'Amario, Lauren Garson and apprentice Leeann Ramsey.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All Aboard with Thomas & Friends - New York Botanical Garden
Through January 27, 2013 - Bronx

Join Thomas and Driver Sam on a fun-filled, sing-along, mini-performance adventure by helping Thomas find his way from Knapford Station to Brendam Docks using teamwork, friendship, and discovery. Parents: bring your camera for a photo op with Thomas to capture the special day. Daily, Jan. 1-27.

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

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

Bound Unbound: Lin Tianmiao - Asia Society and Museum
Through January 27, 2013 - New York

One of Lin Tianmiao's clearest recollections of her childhood in China was helping her mother sew clothes for the family. When she returned to China after spending eight years living in New York, she was inspired by this memory to create a technique she calls thread winding, where she winds silk or cotton thread around an object until it is completely covered and ultimately transformed. She used this in one of her first major works called The Proliferation of Thread Winding in 1995, which began her career as an artist and is included in the exhibition. Her use of the technique continues today and can be seen in such recent works as All the Same.

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

This exhibition tells how a largely self-taught artist and writer used a series of private letters to develop some of the most vividly depicted animal characters in all of children's literature. Beatrix Potter: The Picture Letters brings together for the first time twenty-two letters from important American private holdings as well as from three major institutional collections: the Morgan, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, and the Cotsen Children's Library at Princeton University. Illustrated with pen-drawn vignettes, the letters are displayed with more than eighty related items, including printed books, original artwork, manuscripts, and early children's toys and games inspired by Potter's stories.

Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection - New-York Historical Society
Through January 27, 2013 - New York

Magnificent model trains, train stations and sheds, bridges and tunnels, carousels and Ferris wheels -- all populated with toy figurines in colorful nineteenth-century dress, will be on view this holiday season at the New-York Historical Society, in the first museum exhibition of selections from the renowned Jerni Collection.

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

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

Eyes Closed/Eyes Open: Recent Acquisitions in Drawings - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through January 28, 2013 - New York

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

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

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

'Arousal' - Able Fine Art NY Gallery
Through January 29, 2013 - New York

“Arousal” January 9- 29, 2013 Opening Reception: Thursday, January 10th, 6-8pm Participating Artists: Yona Tukuser Laurel Shute Tadashi Hashimoto Wan Kim Able Fine Art NY Gallery is pleased to present the works of Yona Tukuser, Laurel Shute, Tadashi Hashimoto, and Wan Kim. Each artist presents distinctive work that communicates a strong visual language that address contrasting relationships, emotions, and concepts through a variety of mediums. Yona Tukuser creates exceptional depth in her paintings through expressive brushstrokes and complex and contrasting color. Her work is filled with personal expressionism and psychological meaning that addresses the contrasting issues and themes of death, despair, passion, fear, and love. Laurel Shute creates a strong and dynamic visual language rooted in her perceptions of color, space, and shape in her natural surroundings. Her work has developed in art from painting to large sculptures that reflect her empathetic relationship with her natural environment. Similarly, Tadashi Hashimoto focuses on large scale and site specific outdoor sculptures that define and open space suggesting volume and void. He plays with different materials and textures to address and display the paradoxes of mass and space, stability and movement. Wan Kim’s artwork is a reflection of his intrigue with line and space and their spiritual and metaphorical implications. What defines his work is his unique creation of rough linear texture. The meaning of his art resides in the Oriental philosophy on straight lines and their portrayal of the spiritual world of ‘Zen’.

Prenatal Yoga - ArtsCetera
Through January 29, 2013 - Cobble Hill

This program, conducted in a calm, peaceful environment, will help strengthen the uterus and pelvic muscles, improve circulation, aid in digestion, exercise the spine and increase overall comfort. Yoga can also alleviate many of the discomforts of pregnancy such as nausea, constipation, varicose veins, swelling, back pain and sciatica.

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

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

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

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

"Art Within Nature," Photography by Robert Uricchio - Larchmont Public Library
Through January 30, 2013 - Larchmont

"Art Within Nature," by Robert Uricchio, will be on display at The Oresman Gallery in the Larchmont Public Library. This show features landscape photography of the Hudson Valley and a variety of other locations. The exhibit, which is free and open to the public, runs through January 30th. After a twenty-year career as a New York City Police Officer, Robert Uricchio returns to his original passion - photography. At an early age he began taking pictures locally of his home in Jackson Heights, New York. His love of travel and the outdoors inspires his work. He lives in Westchester, where he photographs the Hudson Valley landscape during his hikes. Mr. Uricchio studied photography at St. John's University, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Arts. His work has appeared in several libraries, such as The Architecture for Art Gallery in Hillsdale, NY; The Salmagundi Aft Gallery in New York City; The Rockefeller State Park Art Gallery in Tarrytown, NY; and The Mill Street Loft Art Gallery in Beacon, NY, where he won an honorable mention award for the image "Bahama Sunrise." His images are on display at the Art for Health Program at the Hudson Valley Hospital Center in Cortlandt, NY, where two images are included in the private collection, and six images are displayed in the MRI Suite. Additionally, Uricchio photographed several museums and their works of art for the web site architectureforart.com, and has edited many videos about museums, their art, artists, and architects. For further information, call the Larchmont Public Library at 914-834-2281.

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

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

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

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

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

A first time solo exhibition introducing the art and celebrating the life of Lora Eberly Ba

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