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TODAY'S FAMILY & KIDS ACTIVITIES IN BRONX-JAN 16

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

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.

GREEN DAY - Barclays Center
January 16, 2013 -

Free Play at the J - JCC Rockland
January 16, 2013 - West Nyack

Meet other parents while your child, 6 months - 2 years, 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 most Wednesdays through May 29.

Il Trovatore - Metropolitan Opera
January 16, 2013 -

Approximate running time 2 hrs. 46 min. David McVicar's vivid production keeps the action moving in Verdi's intense melodrama, which includes some of the composer's most memorable music. Carmen Giannattasio, Patricia Racette, Angela Meade, Gwyn Hughes Jones, Marco Berti, Franco Vassallo, and Alexey Markov take on leading roles, with a pair of star mezzos sharing the role of the gypsy Azucena: Stephanie Blythe and Dolora Zajick. A co-production of the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and the San Francisco Opera Association

Winter Wednesday Story Time - Congregation Sons of Israel
January 16, 2013 - Upper Nyack

The synagogue hosts this weekly play-date featuring stories and songs with a Jewish twist. Continues every Wednesday until March 20 (except Feb. 20).

Parents 4 Parents Special Needs Support Group Monthly Meeting - Rosenthal JCC
January 16, 2013 - Pleasantville

Parents 4 Parents is a support network for parents of children with special needs who have been through the emotions of receiving a diagnosis for their children, navigating the evaluation process and educational programs (EI, CPSE, CSE), and living with the day-to-day challenges of raising and caring for their beloved children. All are welcome. RSVP required.

Storytime - Barnes & Noble -- The Palisades Center
January 16, 2013 - West Nyack

Children are invited to hear a reading of I Have a Dream by ML King and Nelson. Following the story, kids will make a peace handprint flower to take home.

Toddler Time - Bounce! Trampoline Sports
January 16, 2013 - Valley Cottage

Toddlers can bounce around with their mom or dad at this unusual new play space. Check the Bounce web site for information about special appearances by costume characters.

Boppin’ with Bonnie at CSI - Congregation Sons of Israel
January 16, 2013 - Upper Nyack

Children up to age 4 are invited to join trained music teacher and ventriloquist Bonnie Halfond for a morning of music, movement, and puppets. Group meets each Wednesday throughout the month.

CRITTERS, CRAFTS, AND KIDS - Greenburgh Nature Center
January 16, 2013 - Scarsdale

Enjoy wonderful fall days at the Nature Center with walks, live animals, and stories. Dress for outdoor activities. For children ages 18 mos.-5 years with a parent/caregiver.

Read, Play, Grow - Brooklyn Public Library, Williamsburg branch
January 16, 2013 - Brooklyn

Learn activities and play that promote early literacy and language development.

Movies for Kids - Brooklyn Public Library, Rugby Branch
January 16, 2013 - East Flatbush

Kids enjoy an after-school, age-appropriate movie.

Teen Tech Time - Brooklyn Public Library, DeKalb branch
January 16, 2013 - Bushwick

Teens play computer games, get tech and homework help, and learn about cool websites.

Family Bounce Night - BounceU-Farmingdale
January 16, 2013 - Farmingdale

The whole family can enjoy this time together having fun in a clean, safe, controlled environment.

Parent Zone: Fun with Math - Stepping Stones Museum
January 16, 2013 - Norwalk

Learn simple techniques to help your children with numbers, estimation and describing and comparing shapes in this parents only workshop. The workshop is free as well as dinner and childcare for children 3 and older. Registration closes January 13. Space is limited to 40 families. The workshop will be translated into Spanish.

Look and See: Let It Snow: Children's Book Art. - Bruce Museum
January 16, 2013 - Greenwich

This program is especially designed for children ages 3-5 years and their adult caregivers, who explore the Museum's galleries through hands-on experiences, crafts, stories and more. Children will explore the exhibition and then make their own "snow" pictures. Parents/guardians are free. Call the museum for reservations or email your name and the event date to info@brucemuseum.org.

New York Metro Reptile Show - Westchester County Center
January 16, 2013 - White Plains

Thousands of live pet reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates on display and for sale. Books, supplies, cages, and more. 200+ vendor tables. No personal pets allowed. All children must be accompanied by an adult over 21.

Laptops for Teens - Hollis Library
January 16, 2013 - Hollis

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

Daddy, Donuts and Me Storytime - Ossining Public Library - Children's Program Room
January 16, 2013 - Ossining

After work, unwind with some stories, crafts, snacks, and more. Dad, uncles, grandpas welcome - Moms too! For all ages with a grownup.

Smarty Pants: Upcycled Tote Bag - Woodside Library
January 16, 2013 - Woodside

In this sewing workshop participants ages 9-14 will learn how to recycle a pair of old pants into a sassy tote using fancy stitching and rescued fabrics to create a one-of-a-kind bag to add to their collections.

Japanese Monsters - Far Rockaway Library
January 16, 2013 - Far Rockaway

Think you know monsters? Think again! Explore the creepy denizens of the island of Japan, from shapeshifting foxes and ghostly cats to hopping umbrellas, burning wheels, and other strange creatures of the weird. Bring an open mind; we'll be filling it with some crazy new stories of things that go bump on the night.

Books for Babies - Wilton Library
January 16, 2013 - Wilton

This program offers songs, play, and gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. No registration necessary.

Wonderful Ones and Twos with Caregivers - Wilton Library
January 16, 2013 - Wilton

This program is a sharing time for 1 and 2 year olds and their caregivers. The emphasis is on books, with some songs and toy times. No registration necessary.

Creation Station! - Wilton Library
January 16, 2013 - Wilton

Each week different materials will be available for children in grades K through 5 to make any creation they choose. This is the perfect opportunity for children to innovate, communicate, and express themselves in a free-form environment. Some materials that may be available are Legos®, arts and crafts materials, model cars, Lego Technics®, science kits, and more. No registration.

NOOK Night - Barnes and Noble- Utopia Center
January 16, 2013 - Fresh Meadows

Welcome to the wonderful world of NOOK! Guest can bring their NOOK to this workshop and learn all they need to know about these award-winning eBook Readers. Attendees can learn how the family of NOOKs will fit in with their family.

Music and Movement - Long Island Children's Museum
January 16, 2013 - Garden City

It's music, music, music. Musical instruments and catchy sing-along songs get the youngest children to move their bodies.

Family Jamboree - Tuney Tots
January 16, 2013 - Malverne

Join Long Island's premiere Music-and-Movement program for a Family Jamboree class, featuring instruments, dancing, parachute and dress-up. Space is limited. Please call 516-531-3101 for more information.

2013 Super Bowl Scrumptious - Kitchen Time's Party Place
January 16, 2013 - Massapequa

Kids 8 years old and younger will make Super Bowl recipes like fun taco cups, pigs-in-blankets, and 1-2-3 dip and chips. Then they will eat what they have prepared. Yum, yum. Register early to join the fun.

Hepatitis C Support Group - New York Methodist Hospital
January 16, 2013 - Park Slope

A monthly support group for those being treated with Hepatitis C. Meets the third Wednesday of the month.

Juilliard ChamberFest 2013 - Alice Tully Hall
January 16, 2013 - New York

LUTOSLAWSKI String Quartet Siwoo Kim and Francisco Fullana, violin Danny Kim, viola Jay Campbell, cello BEETHOVEN Septet in E-flat Major, Op. 20 Fabiola Kim, violin Jocelin Pan, viola Tavi Ungerleider, cello Corey Schutzer, bass Jenny Ney, french horn Anton Rist, clarinet Ryan Wilkins, bassoon Juilliard students share their talent with the community in these free hour-long lunchtime concerts on Wednesday afternoons throughout the season 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; no tickets required

Juilliard ChamberFest 2013 - Paul Hall (The Juilliard School)
January 16, 2013 - New York

MENDELSSOHN Piano Trio in C Minor Han Shi, violin Stephanie Galipeau, viola Wenting Shi, piano SCHUBERT Octet in F Major, D. 803 Sophie Pariot and Joo Eun Lee, violin Anna Hoopes, viola Madeleine Bouissou, cello Cécile-Laure Kouassi, bass Taylor Peterson, french horn Saerom Kim, clarinet Remy Taghavi, bassoon

New York Festival of Song - Alice Tully Hall
January 16, 2013 - New York

A Night at the Operetta Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, pianists Simone Easthope and Raquel Gonzalez, sopranos Virginie Verrez and Rachael Wilson, mezzo-sopranos Kyle Bielfield, Nathan Haller, and Miles Mykkanen, tenors Philip Stoddard, baritone Davone Tines, bass-baritone The New York Festival of Song celebrates their 8th season of residency at Juilliard with an evening dedicated to the world of operetta--witty, charming music from England, France, Spain, Austria, and America by composers ranging from Emmerich Kálmán and Federico Moreno Torroba to Arthur Sullivan and Stephen Sondheim FREE tickets available 1/7 through the Juilliard Box Office For more information, visit the New York Festival of Song online

LEARN TO DRAW with ART TEACHER AMY- Children 6-9 - West Islip Community Center,
January 16, 2013 - West Islip

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.

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.

Free Creative Dance Open Houses - Westbeth Center for the Arts
January 16, 2013 - West Village

Rachael Kosch teaches Creative Dance Classes with live music by Michael Kosch at Westbeth Center for the Arts. Join the celebration as children's dance expert Rachael Kosch kicks off her new classes in the West Village. To reserve your space and for any questions call 212-566-3097 or email rachael.kosch@gmail.com. Drop ins also welcome.

PINHOLE ART - Brentwood Public Library
January 16, 2013 - Brentwood

Create your own pinhole art adapted from the cut and pierce shade artwork of the New England era. Cutting lampshades is a very old art, originally executed on tin & copper in the early 1900s. Design a beautiful pinhole piece that we will frame and mount for hanging.

Mix It Up - Children's Museum of the Arts
January 16, 2013 - SoHo

What materials will you use today? The term "mixed media" not only involves the use of paint and cardboard, but can also include fabric, tissue paper, and pipe cleaners. The combination of materials are endless are we create unique artworks.

Sofijazz Benefit Concert for the families of Sandy Hook victims - Somethin' Jazz Club
January 16, 2013 - manhattan

Sofijazz Benefit concert for the families who lost their little angels R.I.P Sandy Hook Elementary School Children and our fellow musician Jimmy Greene. January 16th at Somethin' Jazz Club starting at 9pm,let us share our support and love in our own ways.

Nikki Reed & Gillette Ask Couples to “Kiss & Tell” in National Experiment - Times Square/Champion Parking
January 16, 2013 - New York

Research shows that people are kissing less than ever and that 66% of women have avoided kissing a guy because he had facial hair. With Valentine’s Day on the horizon and signs showing that the kiss may be on the decline, Gillette is asking couples across America to help determine if stubble could be the trouble. New York couples are invited to kiss in-person – with and without stubble – to uncover which kiss is best: a kiss with stubble or smooth shaven skin. Couples should arrive with stubble – first conducting an introductory interview, then kissing with stubble. Men will then shave and the couple will kiss again. A short follow-up survey will be conducted to determine which is truly more kissable. Prizes will be awarded to all who pucker up: free Gillette swag for the guys and a COVERGIRL LipPerfection Jumbo Gloss Balm for the ladies! Anyone unable to attend in-person can conduct the experiment online at kissandtellus.com. National results will be announced on Valentine’s Day.

Free Sports & Fitness Seminar: 'New Year, New You' - NYC PCG Kalayaan Hall
January 16, 2013 - New York

Happy New Year! Is one of your New Year's resolutions is to lose weight, get fitter, stronger, and healthier? Then come to our free Sports & Fitness seminar to get tips and advice from fitness experts! The event is scheduled on January 16 from 6:00-8:00 PM in NYC PCG Kalayaan Hall (556 5th Avenue, NYC), with the theme “New Year, New You.” The forum aims to provide the basics for physical fitness and sports training as means to positively impacting lives. We envision it to be interactive so that our attendees would be fully engaged and therefore directly benefit from the course. With this, we also hope to provide networking opportunities and an exciting line-up of speakers. We will bring accomplished fitness speakers from various fields (running, swimming, biking, yoga, zumba, etc.) together in one location to share ideas and give practical advice to participants. Host/Moderator: Air Tabigue Panelist #1: Jay Pascual (Team Takbo Founder) Main Focus: Maximize your Health and Fitness Plan by Creating or Joining an Athletic Group Panelist #2: Grace Hernandez (Yoga Instructor) Main Focus: Experience Self-awareness and Focus via Yoga Panelist #3: Pete Isip (Co-Owner of Crank Systems) Main Focus: Fat Kid No More- How to Start a Fitness Program for Overweight Individuals Panelist #4: Alison Cooper Kreideweis (Triathlon Coach) Main Focus: Why You Need a Coach- Coaches, Not Trainers, as Key to Achieving Fitness and Athletic Success Panelist #5: Alexander Guerzo (Co-Founder of No B.S. Fitness Solutions) Main Focus: Proper Nutrition to help turn your body into a Fat Burning Furnace. If you have any questions please feel free to e-mail loren.sandiego@philnyjaycees.org. ------------------------------------ Speakers/Panelists Below are the list of panelists/speakers and a short bio for each. Host/Moderator: Air Tabigue Air Tabigue is a Filipino-American comedian who was born and raised in Long Island, NY. Throughout his life, he has had a natural ability to make people laugh at any given moment.. Now as a comedian, he is quickly rising in the comedy world performing at clubs and colleges around NYC and throughout the country. In addition, Air Tabigue is also one of ambassadors of Team Takbo. In 2011, Air decided to be more fit and healthy, mostly by just working out at first. But after seeing pictures and posts from friends and family in the races they’ve completed, he wanted to join in on the running game. He’s always wanted to run the NYC Marathon, and to say that he did it. He has run the required races and has qualified for the 2012 ING NYC Marathon, along with the friends and family members that helped him reach that goal. Along with being an Ambassador to Team Takbo, his team and the members have been highly supportive on his runs. He says he has definitely seen improvements in his times and distances, and this motivates him even more. In addition, he also has 3 sons who are filled with energy! Running has helped him keep up with them and not tire out as he used to! Next year, his goals include adding half-marathons under his belt, leading him to his ultimate goal of completing the ING NYC Marathon. “Team Takbo is an encouraging fun group of runners and definitely know how to celebrate! Go Team Takbo!” Panelist # 1: Jay Pascual (Team Takbo Founder) Main Focus: Maximize your Health and Fitness Plan by Creating or Joining an Athletic Group Jay’s initial goal was to improve his health and lifestyle through running. With 3 years in the United States Army under his belt, he didn’t take running seriously until he started entering events in his hometown of New York City. “Running in the Military wasn’t fun, it was a job, you were forced to do it”. As he trained for his first New York City Half-Marathon, he found that running in itself was fun and motivational when you have a goal to shot for. Running helped him clear his mind, and found it peaceful and calming when you get into that nice comfortable tempo. Since then, he has completed 3 Marathons, including the 2011 ING NYC Marathon, as well as running over a dozen half-marathons to build the endurance to becoming a distance competitor. He also challenged himself to becoming a Triathlete and competed in a dozen triathlons including 2 Half-Ironman distances. His ‘athletic’ goals for the future are to run more marathon distance races, and to ultimately complete his first full Ironman. But his biggest goal as Founder and President to Team Takbo is to see his team and teammates succeed. He wants to help others stay focused on their goals,whether it’s running their first 4 miler or completing their first marathon; or taking the challenge of racing their first triathlon. He loves the dedication and motivation that his fellow teammates have in reaching their goals,and would run any race,at any distance and pace, with any single one of them; just to see them succeed and give it their all. Panelist #2: Grace Hernandez (Yoga Instructor) Main Focus: Experience Self-awareness and Focus via Yoga Grace Hernandez (RYT-200) began practicing yoga in 2008 as a way to relieve stress and begin a physical fitness routine. Grace holds her 200-hour teaching certification in Hatha Yoga from the Yoga Teacher's Training Institute (YTTI) in South Richmond Hill, Queens, co-founded and directed by Ma Mokshapriya Shakti, P.h.D. E-RYT, and trained under Valerie Nichols (E-RYT 500) and Stacy Plaske (E-RYT 500). She is currently continuing her education in Yoga, enrolled in the 500-hour certification program graduating in December 2013. She is also an Integrated Energy Therapy Practitioner. Grace currently teaches Hatha Yoga at the Red Dawn Combat Club School in Fresh Meadows, Queens while maintaining an active role in the YTTI Community as well as the Yoga program with Project Happy, a program designed for youth and young adults with disabilities. Panelist #3: Pete Isip (Co-Owner of Crank Systems) Main Focus: Fat Kid No More- How to Start a Fitness Program for Overweight Individuals Pete Isip started training himself for the purpose of disposing the “fat kid” syndrome. Being an overweight child/teen was tough dealing with ridicule, mockery, and poor athletic performance. Realizing being 5 foot and 225 pounds and wrestling heavyweight was not the way to go, he started cutting weight and reached his fitness goals. Pete is now the co-owner and head trainer of KRANK Systems, partnered with Robert Morales, which focuses on group training and fat loss bootcamps. Pete holds a BS from Montclair State University in Human Ecology/Nutrition, and multiple certification those including, NSCA, underground Strength Coach, Kettlebell Concepts, USAW, IYCA, etc, etc. Pete recently resigned as an assistant wrestling coach for Belleville High School and the Director of the Youth wrestling program for the city. He holds multiple championships and placements in drug-tested “natural” bodybuilding competitions around the world and has been featured on ESPN2 and Natural Muscle Magazine. Panelist #4: Alison Cooper Kreideweis (Triathlon Coach) Main Focus: Why You Need a Coach- Coaches, Not Trainers, as Key to Achieving Fitness and Athletic Success Alison Cooper is an accomplished runner and triathlete who’s often seen atop triathlon and duathlon podiums. She’s a certified triathlon coach, personal trainer, and spin instructor. Since 2010, she’s been counseling Team for Kids (TFK) runners to pace themselves. Alison has been a competitive runner and triathlete for more than 10 years. She is a Co-Founder and Coach of the Empire Triathlon Club, as well as a running coach for TFK and an indoor cycling instructor. Alison has raced in everything from Sprint to Ironman distance triathlons, and recently competed in the 2010 Ironman 70.3 World Championships. Panelist #5: Alexander Guerzo (Co-Founder of No B.S. Fitness Solutions) Main Focus: Proper Nutrition to help turn your body into a Fat Burning Furnace. Alex is a co-founder of No BS Fitness Solutions, a private fitness consulting and information product company based in NYC, where he serves as the Director of Fitness Services and Education. In addition, he works as a personal trainer/fitness coach and educator for Well Balanced Chiropractic, where he helps maximize the Fitness Department with his diverse skill-set. Alex has over 10 years in the fitness industry previously serving as a Fitness Manager for Equinox gyms throughout New York City. He shares his leadership and expertise in personal training, but also in his extensive background in Tae Kwon Do, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and a 3rd degree black belt in Filipino Martial Arts. When not training in the gym, Mr. Gruezo is training in the classroom. Currently a faculty member at the Swedish Institute of College of Health Sciences you will find Alex teaching students part of the Advanced Personal Training degree program. Classes include Anatomy, Physiology, Myology, and Kinesiology amongst others. • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists (CSCS) • Certified Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) • Certified USA Weightlifting (USAW) Club Coach • Former Master Instructor in the Corporate Equinox Fitness Training Institute • Former Education Coordinator/Instructor American Academy of Personal Training (New York State) • KBC Senior Instructor – Kettlebell Concepts • M.S in Exercise Science and Health Promotion • B.S in Psychobiology On his free time, Alex continues his love for sports and activities through a couple rounds of golf, indoor rock climbing, yoga and snowboarding. If you have any questions please feel free to e-mail me at loren.sandiego@philnyjaycees.org. Thank you and hope to see you there! Loren San Diego 2013 Individual Development Vice President 2011-2012 Director JCI Philippine-New York (Jaycees), Inc. http://www.philnyjaycees.org/

Open House - Bay Ridge Jewish Center
January 16, 2013 - Bay Ridge

Learn about the Bay Ridge Jewish Center. Make a sundae. Hit up the Rabbi with challenging existential and practical concerns.

Jamie Bendell - Webster Hall
January 16, 2013 - New York

Jamie Bendell brings her endearingly melodic singer-songwriter pop to Burlington, VT as she performs original songs from her new EP Blue Sky Days, which is set to release in January 2013. For more info, visit JamieBendellMusic.com.

Kath Buckell - Rockwood Music Hall
January 16, 2013 - New York

Australia native Kath Buckell performs originals from her recently released CD Faces Do Not Change (available now on iTunes and Amazon on VMM Records). Check out Kath's powerful vocals, passionate storytelling and captivating live performance as she takes the stage with Dan Jakubovic, renowned guitar virtuoso, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer (produced Kath's album). For more info and upcoming tour dates, go to KathBuckell.com.

Maddi Rose - The Bitter End
January 16, 2013 - NYC

From the land of down under comes Maddi Rose - the 17 year old Pop/Rock sensation gearing up to debut her first single “Anything but Ok” on Tuesday January 22 via all digital retailers. Hailing from the Gold Coast, Maddi Rose is scheduled to perform at New York City’s famed Bitter End on Wednesday January 16 before heading west for her performance at Hollywood’s Whisky A Go Go on Tuesday, January 22 in support of her upcoming, yet untitled album.

Ryan Martin - For All The Beautiful Loosers - Arlene's Grocery
January 16, 2013 - New York

Hailing from Los Gatos, California Martin’s musical journey kicked off as a teenager playing electric guitar. After several stints in different bands over time and experiences influencing more of a rock and folk musical direction, Ryan Martin and his current seven piece band have quickly evolved into a staple slated to make an indelible mark on the industry. Catch Ryan Martin shows: January 16th / NYC at Arlene’s Grocery / 9:00 PM / $ 8 February 23rd / NYC at Arlene’s Grocery / 8.30 PM / $ 10

LOST IN YONKERS - Theatre Three
January 16, 2013 - Port Jefferson

Neil Simon's nostalgic WWII comical coming-of-age story won four Tony Awards and a Pulitzer Prize. Two brothers are left to fend for themselves in a feuding household with their formidable immigrant grandmother, sweet but simple-minded aunt, and a hoodlum of an uncle.

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, RAMMEL


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