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Today's Family & Kids Activities in Bronx-Jan 19

January 19, 2013   |  Cultural Arts  

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!.

Marilyn Horne Song Celebration - Carnegie Hall
January 19, 2013 -

Marilyn Horne hosts a magical evening of songs performed by four gifted young singers who are making themselves known on the international stage. Star lyric tenor Piotr Beczala displays his "beautiful, ringing timbre" (The Classical Review) in a special appearance as guest artist.

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.

DST3K Presents: “Inframan” - Laughing Devil Comedy Club
January 19, 2013 - New York

Devil Science Theater 3000 is an interactive event where the audience plays drinking games and makes fun of terrible movies while being egged on by professional comedians in the crowd! Tickets are $5 and there is no drink minimum. More information at: http://www.dst3k.com

Diller-Quaile Rug Concerts - The Diller-Quaile School of Music
January 19, 2013 - Upper East Side

Engaging and interactive "rug concerts" designed for young children include singing, movement, and opportunities to play rhythm instruments. Each concert is different.

THE SMITHEREENS - BB King's Blues Club & Grill
January 19, 2013 -

The Smithereens are a rock band from Carteret, New Jersey, United States. The group formed in 1980 with members Pat DiNizio (vocals & guitar), Jim Babjak (guitar & vocals), Mike Mesaros (bass guitar & vocals), and Dennis Diken (drums & percussion). This lineup continued until 2006, when Mesaros left the band and Severo Jornacion took over on bass guitar.

Progressive International Motorcycle Shows New York - Jacob Javitz Convention Center
January 19, 2013 - Midtown

The Progressive International Motorcycle Shows is set to roll its 13-city cross-country series into the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center with the hottest two-wheeled rides. This is the place for moto enthusiasts to see hundreds of the newest sportbikes, dirt bikes, cruisers, scooters, customs, ATVs and more, all under one roof. From the latest gear and aftermarket accessories to informative seminars and interactive entertainment, both new and experienced riders are invited to experience the latest in the world of motorcycling. This two-wheeled extravaganza will also showcase a Pit Stop Challenge that will invite attendees to complete an official race pit stop; the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Competiton showcasing hundreds of the hottest custom motorcycles dripping in eye-popping chrome and wild paint jobs; appearances by motorcycle racers and celebrities; DIY seminars; Strider pedal-less bicycles for kids; and much more. Throughout the weekend, the Progressive International Motorcycle Show, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center will be the place for those in New York that love motorcycling.

The 3 B's of Tree ID - For Teens and Adults - Westmoreland Sanctuary
January 19, 2013 - Mount Kisco

Bark, buds, and branches. Familiarize yourself with the varying appearance of winter trees minus their leaves. A great introduction to common tree identification, and an important skill for those interested in backyard maple sugaring. RSVP by Jan 18.

An All Youth Production of Disney's The Little Mermaid, Jr - Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts
January 19, 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.

Strawberry Fields Beatles Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
January 19, 2013 - New York

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

P.S. 11 Chess Tournament - P.S. 11 The William T. Harris School
January 19, 2013 - Chelsea

Children of all ages and levels from beginners to advanced chess players are welcome.

'Legally Blonde, The Musical' - The Play Group Theatre
January 19, 2013 - White Plains

College sweetheart and homecoming queen Elle Woods doesn't take no for an answer. So when her boyfriend, Warner, dumps her for someone serious, Elle puts down the credit card, hits the books, and heads for Harvard Law School! Based on the hit movie, Legally Blonde is the award-winning musical sensation brought to the Broadway stage by a top-of-their-class team of producers, including PGT's own Barbara Whitman! This fun and fabulous feel-good musical comedy is a delightful reminder that being yourself never goes out of style. Hop from the social whirl of California Campus life to Harvard's Halls of Justice with Westchester's brightest new heroine (and of course, her Chihuahua, Bruiser - who comes from the Broadway production to the PGT stage.) The verdict? This much fun shouldn't be legal! Tickets are available online at playgroup.org or by calling the PGT box office at 914-946-4433.

Pirate Pete's Parrot - The Little Secret Theatre
January 19, 2013 - Long Island City

Climb on board and get ready for adventure in this new children's musical. The play revolves around Pirate Pete, a lovable rogue on a mission to find his beloved runaway parrot, Polly, who prefers pancakes to boring old birdseed.

New York Islanders vs. Columbus Blue Jackets - Nassau Coliseum
January 19, 2013 - Uniondale

It will be a hot, hot time on the ice. Get ready to root for your favorite team.

Cinderella - The Showplace at Bellmore Movies
January 19, 2013 - Bellmore

The most classic of all fairy tales springs to life in this fast-paced musical production. Featuring a professional cast and live music, all the ingredients that have made the story a perennial favorite are here -- ragged Cinderella, her cruel stepmother and selfish stepsisters, the ball, the handsome prince looking for a bride, the fairy godmother, the glass slipper, the search for the foot that fits it, and the happily-ever-after ending. This musical will delight the young and "young at heart."

Comic Books and Manga - Hempstead Library
January 19, 2013 - Hempstead

Join in for an instructional series on how to create and publish your own comics and manga. Attendees will learn much more than just drawing: Highlights include organizing art tools, developing characters and storylines, and prepping the final product for publication. This free program is open to adults and high school students. Registration at the Reference Desk is required.

Storybook Discovery Days - The Voelker Orth Museum
January 19, 2013 - Flushing

Parents can cultivate the joys of reading in their young children when they come into the parlor for a special treat. Join Karyn Mooney and Dr. Marge Hendler at this reading series for young children six and under. The session includes an art or nature activity.

Disney On Ice presents 'Treasure Trove' - Prudential Center
January 19, 2013 - Newark

Disney On Ice sets the gold standard with its newest skating spectacular. Get tangled up in Disney's 50th animated feature with Rapunzel and Flynn and enter the worlds of your other favorite Disney princesses.

Maria Stuarda - Metropolitan Opera
January 19, 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.

Il Trovatore - Metropolitan Opera
January 19, 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

Storytime - Barnes & Noble -- The Palisades Center
January 19, 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.

Wacky and Wild Weather - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center
January 19, 2013 - Cornwall

Adults and children ages 5 and up are invited to learn interesting folklore surrounding weather and the science behind the prediction.

Around the Frozen Lake - Teatown Lake Reservation
January 19, 2013 - Ossining

Hike around Teatown Lake while learning about life under the ice and how wildlife adapt to winter in this region.

Make A Ceramic Story Tile - Hudson River Museum
January 19, 2013 - Yonkers

Tour historic Glenview and visit the storytelling tiles on the fireplace, then create your own. Led by Junior Docents.

Movies for Kids (and their Families) - 'Tarzan and His Mate' - Jacob Burns Film Center
January 19, 2013 - Pleasantville

With Olympic champion Johnny Weissmuller as Tarzan and Maureen O'Sullivan as Jane who rejects civilization for his love (and famously goes skinny dipping with him, too). It's both romantic and exciting, as the "King of the Apes" pounces on lions, wrestles crocodiles, leads an elephant stampede, and utters plenty of examples of his famous yell. 1932. 100 mins. Not rated.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour - Maritime Aquarium
January 19, 2013 - Norwalk

Stops include the Aquarium's "fish kitchen," where 18 tons of fish a year is prepared and above the 110,000-gallon Open Ocean tank, where the dorsal fins of 8-foot sand tiger sharks cut through the water's surface. Participants must be at least 10 years old; under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. For reservations call ext. 2206.

Winter Creature Cruises - Maritime Aquarium
January 19, 2013 - Norwalk

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

The Little Prince - Irvington Town Hall Theater
January 19, 2013 - Irvington

The beloved classic comes alive on stage, filled with enchanting music and heartfelt lyrics. Presented by the Little Village Playhouse. All tickets purchased at the door. Call 914-747-6206 for information.

Dancers Fighting Cancer - The Dance Gallery
January 19, 2013 - Tuckahoe

Join The Dance Gallery for its first annual Dancers Fighting Cancer. The event will include dance classes for all ages and levels along with treats and giveaways. Each class will be $10 per student. ALL of the proceeds will go to a young dancer who is fighting cancer.

Kids' Weekend Crafts - The Cupcake Corner
January 19, 2013 - Garden City

Bring your children to The Cupcake Corner any Saturday or Sunday (except for Holidays) and they will love creating a fun little craft. The craft differs each weekend and are themed around the holidays. No reservations necessary.

Family Art Project: Freedom Pillows - Wave Hill
January 19, 2013 - Bronx

Draw on the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King and traditional African American quilts to display your own personal dream of freedom. Choose from a wide array of cloth, yarn, and felt to embellish a pillowcase for your dream-time wish.

East Coast National Baseball Card Show - Westchester County Center
January 19, 2013 - White Plains

Sports memorabilia, collectibles, and autograph signings. Free pack of cards to every child under 12 years old.

Stamp, Coin & Paper Money Show - Westchester County Center
January 19, 2013 - White Plains

The Stamp, Coin & Paper Money Show is now celebrating 49 years at Westchester County Center. There will be over 100 dealer booths including stamps, coins, and postcards.

Miss New York USA & Miss New York Teen USA Pageants - Performing Arts Center at SUNY Purchase College
January 19, 2013 - Purchase

Miss New York Teen USA and Miss New York USA, presented by The Miss Universe Organization, Donald Trump, and K2 Productions. Watch an amazing group of young women take the stage live to compete for the crowns.

Top 40 Rock and Dance Music with Stir Crazy - Flushing Library
January 19, 2013 - Flushing

Rock like crazy, with bassist Arty, lead guitarist Glenn, vocalist Nikki, and drummer Nick. The beat never stops. Teens can enjoy dancing to the music of Pink, Bon Jovi, Katy Perry and more.

Real Ninjas - Flushing Library
January 19, 2013 - Flushing

Think you know ninjas? Think again! Discover the shadowy history of the shinobi, and learn about some ninjas who actually lived and how they struck fear into the hearts of samurai and soldier alike.

Minecraft Club - Wilton Library
January 19, 2013 - Wilton

Minecraft is a creative game. Worlds made out of individual blocks are generated. In these unique worlds players can build anything, mine anything, create anything, and interact with other players. A server for the Wilton Library has been set up with a virtual world where the Minecraft community can meet. Minecraft enthusiasts are welcome to join the Minecraft Computer Club to discuss and play everything Minecraft in the Children's Library. Minecraft is a subscription-based, online game. Players must bring their own laptop and create their own account. No registration.

A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - Central Library
January 19, 2013 - Jamaica

Everyone can enjoy this annual tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Joy Kelley will share amazing tales of the civil rights movement along with her personal connection to this great historical figure. Afterward participants can create an art project inspired by King's "I Have A Dream" speech.

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.

Watson Adventures’ Murder at the Met Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
January 19, 2013 - New

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

Watson Adventures’ History Mysteries Scavenger Hunt - New York Historical Society
January 19, 2013 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a unique scavenger hunt for adults! Discover a treasure-trove of New York City–related art and artifacts, all in a museum that recently underwent a three-year renovation - the New York Historical Society. The hunt features fascinating temporary exhibits, as well as the permanent collection in the Luce Center, which is like the city’s attic, containing surprising treasures that include George Washington’s cot, a piece of a statue pulled down during the Revolutionary War, old presidential campaign buttons, Aaron Burr’s death mask, bygone police equipment, antique toys...in sort, something for everyone! Advance purchase is required. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT, but please do not contact the museum directly.

Winter Fan Club - Alley Pond Environmental Center
January 19, 2013 - Douglaston

Children between the ages of 3-4 can enjoy a snack while listening to wonderful stories about winter. Experiences include dramatic play, movement games, meeting live animals, and crafts that are related to these fantastic stories. Participants must be toilet trained.

Young Discoverers Club: Watching Weather - Alley Pond Environmental Center
January 19, 2013 - Douglaston

Calling all scientists! Put on your thinking caps and answer important environmental questions with fun and easy experiments. Learn about the environment through studies and tests, some can be done with simple household supplies. Discoverers will be taught, hands on, how to create their own weather instruments by using these household materials.

Messy Afternoons - Long Island Children's Museum
January 19, 2013 - Garden City

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

Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Message of Peace - Brooklyn Children's Museum
January 19, 2013 - Crown Heights

Preschoolers learn about MLK and his message of peace and love. Then, they'll create a special craft to commemorate his message.

Action Racket - Brooklyn Children's Museum
January 19, 2013 - Crown Heights

Budding thespians get ready to shine as Action Racket Theater takes them through the motions of creating their own theater performance.

Play Lab Workshop: The Amazing Arctic - Brooklyn Children's Museum
January 19, 2013 - Crown Heights

Preschoolers explore the Arctic region by learning about the animals and people that live there, along with ways we all can help protect this special part of the world.

The Life and Times of William Webb - Fairfield Museum and History Center
January 19, 2013 - Fairfield

Kevin Johnson of the Connecticut State Library tells the story of an African American from Connecticut who fought in the Civil War. Recommended for adults and students in grades 4 and up.

Transportation Inventions - New York Transit Museum
January 19, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Kids design and build a vehicle of the future using on-hand materials.

Sing Out, Raise Hope featuring Christine Ebersole, The Yale Whiffenpoofs, and more! - Town Hall
January 19, 2013 - New York City

Join the Yale Whiffenpoofs and Broadway legend Christine Ebersole for a benefit concert for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. These performers will be joined by the NYU N'Harmonics and the Young People's Chorus of New York City for an evening of song to raise funds and awareness to prevent pediatric HIV infection and to eradicate pediatric AIDS through research, advocacy, and prevention and treatment

The 28th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Scholarship Breakfast - First Baptist Church - Fellow Hall
January 19, 2013 - East Elmhurst

Celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. King, this memorial and ecumenical event provides college scholarships to students in the Queens community. In an attempt to keep the dream alive, and youth aware of the mighty works of Dr. King in his attempt to "eradicate racism and bring about justice, students are required to submit an essay theme, on various events of the Life of Dr. King, or the events of the Civil Rights Movement. The program features greetings from community orginations, an Afro centric dance salute to Dr. King, music and more. The winners of the essay contest will read their submission- 28 Years of Keeping The Dream Alive.

Nintendo Wii Night - The Moxie Spot
January 19, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Play a little Mario Kart, Wii Sports, or Just Dance.

BEAUTY and The BEAST - Downtown Cabaret Theatre
January 19, 2013 - Bridgeport

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

Down the Rabbit Hole - Brooklyn Academy of Music Fisher Theater
January 19, 2013 - Fort Greene

This special celebration launches BAM's season of educational and family programs with the Story Pirates' sketch theater performances and Urban Stages doing its Blown Away by Poetry. Face painting and other activities will be going on and children are invited to dress as their favorite storybook characters.

Up 4 Art - Staten Island Children's Museum
January 19, 2013 - Staten Island

Kids learn how combining parallelograms and triangles can create 3-D art.

Tavern Concert: The Whistling Wolves - Historic Richmond Town
January 19, 2013 - Staten Island

The Whistling Wolves perform traditional music using traditional folk instruments.

Juilliard ChamberFest 2013 - Paul Hall (The Juilliard School)
January 19, 2013 - New York

BRAHMS String Quintet No. 1 in F Major, Op. 88 Jason Yu and Ji Eun Kim, violin Madeline Sharp and William Bender, viola Sofia Nowik, cello DVORÁK Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81 Anne Ku and Deborah Song, violin Deanna Anderson, viola Ken Kubota, cello Brian Yuebing Lin, 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

Juilliard Pre-College Chamber Music - Rosemary and Meredith Willson Theater
January 19, 2013 - New York

FREE; no tickets required

Moona Luna - Symphony Space
January 19, 2013 - Upper West Side

A rich, flavorful platter of Latin rhythms with a rock and roll flare.

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.

Pinkalicious The Musical - CM Performing Arts Center
January 19, 2013 - Oakdale

Pinkalicious can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe - a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament.

Arena Players Repertory Theatre Presents: Cheating Cheaters - Vanderbilt Carriage House
January 19, 2013 - Centerport

In this touching, funny play, two sisters impersonate begging nuns in order to put their niece through art school. All this is complicated by a burglar, who makes off with the nuns' ill-gotten gains and a suspicious policeman, who has followed them home.

ALICE IN WONDERLAND - BayWay Arts Center
January 19, 2013 - East Islip

Follow Alice down the rabbit hole as she encounters various Wonderland characters on their way to tea with the queen.

Frank Capra Weekend - Bay Street Theatre
Through January 19, 2013 - Sag Harbor

On Friday watch State of the Union and on Saturday watch Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.

Raggedy Ann & Andy - Theatre Three
January 19, 2013 - Port Jefferson

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

SHIRLEY VALENTINE - BayWay Arts Center
January 19, 2013 - East Islip

For Shirley, the years have gone by too fast, and she is now mired in an "unused life." Unhappy in her doldrums, she jumps at the chance to escape. Shirley commits subtle anarchy and has the adventure of a lifetime, but what does she do when it is time to head home? This is a play that speaks to everyone who has ever wanted more.

ANDREA McARDLE - 54 Below
Through January 19, 2013 - New York

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! 54 Below is delighted to re-welcome Andrea McArdle for three very special performances of the show that knocked audiences in the aisle when she debuted it with us in the summer of 2012. Broadway began its love affair with Andrea in 1977 when, at the age of twelve, she created the iconic role of Little Orphan Annie in the smash musical hit Annie. Since then, she's delighted New York audiences in Les Miserables, Starlight Express, Beauty and the Beast, and State Fair, along the way tackling concerts, recordings, film, and television. And best of all, these performances celebrate the release of Andrea's brand new Live at 54 CD, just released from Broadway Records!

Diller-Quaile Rug Concert - The Diller-Quaile School of Music
January 19, 2013 - Upper East Side

Engaging 45-minute concerts designed for children ages 6 and younger include singing, movement, and opportunities to play rhythm instruments. No reservations needed, but space is limited.

'Erth's Dinosaur Zoo' - The New Victory Theater
January 19, 2013 - Times Square

Work on your camo crawl because dinosaurs are coming to the New Vic. "Erth's Dinosaur Zoo" transports you to the Australian outback where a rugged ranger and trusty dino keepers introduce you to a menagerie of Mesozoic monsters from around the world. Manually operated by supremely skilled puppeteers, every frightful fiend and huggable hatchling responds instantly to the audience for an intimate and authentic encounter. Meet a meganeura and learn about a leaellynasaura as the astoundingly life-like (and mostly friendly) creations meander, munch and make the theater their own prehistoric playground. Who knows? You just might find yourself over 65 million years and half a world away.

Hablemos de la Historia y del Arte: Landscapes - DiMenna Children's Histtory Museum at New-York Historical Society
January 19, 2013 - Upper West Side

Families look, discuss, and create in Spanish. This Spanish-language monthly family program combines times in the galleries with art-making in the studios. In January, families will visit the Hudson River School painting exhibit and discuss the American landscape. In the studio, families will paint their own landscapes together. RSVP required to rose.tejada@nyhistory.org, $20 for a family of four, includes admission.

'The Adventures of Maya the Bee' - Culture Project
January 19, 2013 - Greenwich Village

The new revamped production, back after its first successful run at 45 Bleecker, will feature 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.

'I, Malvolio' - The Duke on 42nd Street
January 19, 2013 - Times Square

The puritanical party-pooper of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" finally has his say in British scribe Tim Crouch's poignant one-man show. A hilarious, charged, and often unsettling rant from a complex man full of pride, passion, rage, and humiliation, "I, MALVOLIO" is a compassionate deconstruction of one of classic literature's most misunderstood characters. Through beautiful and sharp-witted language, brilliant acting and fearless improvisation, Tim moves his audience to laughter and tears, while giving voice and vindication to a character who was "notoriously wronged."

Watson Adventures' Whodunit Family Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
January 19, 2013 - Upper East Side

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 do not contact the museum directly.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Scavenger Hunt - DiMenna Children's Histtory Museum at New-York Historical Society
January 19, 2013 - Upper West Side

Learn about the abolitionist who spoke up against injustice in America and discover the story of James McCune Smith, the first African-American university-trained physician practicing in 19th century New York City. This scavenger hunt will take families throughout the whole New-York Historical Society.

Scandinavian Sing-Along - Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
January 19, 2013 - Midtown

Scandinavia holds a treasure-trove of children's songs and games. Danish musician Vibe Normann will introduce children to English versions of these songs, play musical games, and perform a selection of songs in modern, jazzy arrangements. Come prepared to move, dance, and sing your heart out.

Winter Tales with Chuck Stead - Green Meadow Waldorf School
January 19, 2013 - Chestnut Ridge

The Nature Place Day Camp spotlights their favorite storyteller, Chuck Stead, to spin tales of winter, wonder, and surprise. Chuck enthralls children and adults alike with his hilarious and heartbreaking stories. This event is will be followed by an open house, from 1-4pm.

Meet the Artist - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
January 19, 2013 - Garnerville

Life Size Wood Sculptures by Gerry Phelan, "The Animal Man," will be displayed in the Library during the months of January & February. Meet the artist at this special event. Families are welcome.

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players Family Overture Series - City Center
January 19, 2013 - Midtown West

This season runs from Jan. 4-Jan. 20 and features three fully-staged productions including "The Mikado," "H.M.S. Pinafore," and "The Yeomen of the Guard." But along with the productions is the Family Overture Series, which is offered on three consecutive Saturdays and comes included with the price of your matinee ticket. Hosted by artistic director Albert Bergeret, the 45 minute sessions aim to immerse children in the worlds of the plays, and incorporate history, plot summary, and musical appreciation.

Open House - Precious Lambs, Inc.
January 19, 2013 - Holbrook

Learn about the programs the pre-school and childcare center has to offer.

Themed activities and crafts - Long Island Science Center
January 19, 2013 - Riverhead

Themed activities and crafts will be offered every Saturday this winter and spring.

Sleeping Beauty - Studio Theatre
January 19, 2013 - Lindenhurst

The emphasis is on comedy in this musical adaptation of the classic fairy tale. Characters such as Chester the Jester, Typsy the Gypsy and the Royal Magician keep the laughs coming. And there's the evil Thornberry, who puts the curse on Princess Elaine and the brave Prince Dauntless who battles the fire-breathing dragon to break the magic spell.

Sony Plaza Atrium: Future City Competition - Sony Wonder Technology Lab
January 19, 2013 - Upper East Side

Calling all builders and engineers! Come to the Sony Plaza Public Atrium to meet local seventh and eighth grade students participating in the 2013 National Engineers Week Future City Competition. Explore students' one of a kind three dimensional models of their future city and learn about how they used the "Sim City" video game to help them develop their unique urban landscapes. Projects will be judged and awards will be presented to winners for excellence in a variety of categories. No reservation required.

Storybook Discovery: Staying Warm! - Voelker Orth Museum, Bird Sanctuary and Victorian Garden
January 19, 2013 - Flushing

Socks are great for staying warm...but only if you have a pair! Help a lonely striped sock find his mate by matching and reading "A Pair of Socks" by Stuart J. Murphy with Kayrn Mooney. After story time in the cozy parlor, participants can keep thinking warm thoughts as they create collage socks together. If each family member makes a pair of socks at the then they can play a matching game together at home!

Nature Story TIme - Tenafly Nature Center
January 19, 2013 - Tenafly

Families with children ages 3-7 will enjoy a nature-themed story and a visit from one of Tenafly Nature Center’s education animals. Kids will learn about the characteristics of the animal as well as their story and how they became part of the Nature Center. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Orlando Jones - Gotham Comedy Club
Through January 19, 2013 - New York

Orlando Jones began his Hollywood career as a writer on NBC's A Different World, Fox's Martin starring Martin Lawrence and writing/producing Fox's Roc Live starring Charles Dutton. Orlando later combined his writing and acting talents on Fox's Mad TV. From his portrayal of Clifford Franklin in the classic football film The Replacements to the hugely successful Drumline to singing and dancing in the broadway revival of The Wiz, Orlando Jones continues to thrill and entertain audiences. Second show at 10pm.

Gustafer Yellowgold's Show - Goat On A Boat
January 19, 2013 - Sag Harbor

“Star of Kindie Rock” – Time Magazine “The show is a cross between ‘Yellow Submarine’ and Dr. Seuss.” - The New York Times Groovy Gustafer Yellowgold is a small, yellow, cone-headed fellow, who came to Earth from the Sun and has a knack for finding himself neck-deep in absurd situations as he explores his new life in the Minnesota woods. Equal parts pop rock concert and animated storybook, Gustafer Yellowgold concerts are a truly different multimedia experience that entrances children and adults alike.

Gustafer Yellowgold's Show - Goat On A Boat
January 19, 2013 - Sag Harbor

Groovy Gustafer Yellowgold is a small, yellow, cone-headed fellow, who came to Earth from the Sun and has a knack for finding himself neck-deep in absurd situations as he explores his new life in the Minnesota woods. Equal parts pop rock concert and animated storybook, Gustafer Yellowgold concerts are a truly different multimedia experience that entrances children and adults alike.

Bat Boy: The Musical - Westchester Sandbox Theatre
January 19, 2013 - Mamaroneck

Little Radical Theatrics, Inc. presents "Bat Boy: The Musical." Story and book by Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming, music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe. Directed by Michael J. Mirra. Musical direction by Mary Ann Ivan; choreographed by Theresa Burns. Based on a story ripped straight from The Weekly World News tabloid, "Bat Boy: The Musical" is a faux-horror musical comedy about a half boy/half bat creature who is rescued from a cave near Hope Falls, West Virginia, and taken in by the empathetic wife of the local veterinarian. "Edgar," as he's named, quickly learns to speak and act in civilized ways as a "normal" boy - even falling in love for the first time. Danger looms, however, when a murderous rampage sweeps Hope Falls, the town learns of a deep, dark secret, and the shocking story of Bat Boy's unholy origin is revealed. This off-kilter satire, which will reunite the director and choreographer behind the Westchester premiere of "Reefer Madness!", offers clever send-ups to other celebrated musicals, a hilarious book, surprising twists and turns of plot, and a lesson in the agony of being different and accepting your inner beast. To purchase tickets, go to brownpapertickets.com/event/298524, or call 800-838-3006 and mention "Bat Boy." Through January 26.

Saw Mill River Audubon Third Saturday Bird Seed Sale - Pruyn Sanctuary
January 19, 2013 - Chappaqua

The Seed Shed is staffed by volunteers every third Saturday in the winter. Bird seed sales benefit the local conservation work of Saw Mill River Audubon. Seed is also available during the week on Monday/Wednesday/Friday, from 10:30am-3:30pm. Please call or email the office if you are visiting during the week. Bird seed selection and prices are available online at sawmillriveraudubon.org.

Saturday Specials - Chappaqua Public Library
January 19, 2013 - Chappaqua

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

Harrison Players' Winter Open Mike Night - Veterans' Memorial Building
January 19, 2013 - Harrison

The Harrison Players Community Theater Group, Inc. presents Open Mike Night. Working on a song? Got a dance routine you're dying to try out? Wrote a poem you'd like to share? Got a guitar/instrument solo you'd like to test out? Do you love to sing and want to do it onstage? Performers must arrive at 7pm. Maximum of two pieces or 6 minutes per performer. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Performances MUST be appropriate for ALL audience members.

Revisited | A Brockport Alumni Showcase - CPR - Center for Performance Research
Through January 19, 2013 - Brooklyn

The evening will feature choreography by: AreaDance, Kristi Faulkner Dance, Morgan McGreevey, Eddie Murphy, Danielle Selby, and Dan Walczak (performing courtesy of Gallim Dance).

Nightmare River Band - Paperbox
January 19, 2013 - Brooklyn

The Nightmare River Band has drawn comparisons to alt/folk/country contemporaries such as Mumford and Sons and The Avett Brothers. While this sound is rapidly gaining popularity and bandwagon jumpers, The Nightmare River Band is continuing to do just what they’ve done since their formation, taking their music on the road to bring the Nightmare to your town.

The Belly Ache Opera - Teatro SEA
January 19, 2013 - New York

What do you get when you combine Opera and Plena (an Afro-Caribbean music from Puerto Rico)? A fun-filled farce sung with popular lyrics, which narrates the story of a gluttonous boy and the experience that changed his life. Furthermore, La Plenópera educates audiences on the cultural origins of historical and musical expressions of Puerto Rico, while making them laugh out load. A young boy has an immense problem: his gluttony! He eats everything! But, what's even worse, his mother Doña Suncha, ignores his behavior. One day, the boy suffers a severe bellyache, and in turn, his mother calls the Doctor. Once at the Hospital, the Doctor takes care of the boy and realizes it is necessary to reprimand Doña Suncha for letting him eat whatever he wants. He also says it is necessary to "operate" on the boy in order to treat his condition. Hearing this, Doña Suncha, now desperate, visits Josefina, a woman from the neighborhood who specializes in finding cures for all kinds of sicknesses through non-traditional forms of medicine. Josefina joins the Doctor and the towns people in a joint effort to fool Doña Suncha into thinking that all of the items (sewing machine, a pair of shoes, a whole pig and chicken, etc.) taken out of her son are the actual items he ate. At the end of the story, everyone lets Doña Suncha in on why they fooled her. Both Doña Suncha and the boy learn their lessons, and thus "Plenópera" ends on a happy note!

Democracy (MLK) Day! - The JCC In Manhattan
January 19, 2013 - New York

WHO: 20's & 30's Volunteer Corps; Community Cinema: King; Adventure Workshop with Randy Kiersnowski: Big Kid Games; Give Your Hands to Struggle Participatory Lecture/Demonstration for Families-Join Urban Bush Women for interactive dance & dialogue activities which explore leadership, the Civil Rights movement, and our bodies; The Quest for MenschHood! (Signature Torah Comedy Show!); Adult Crafts: Starburst Mirror; Traditional Texts Lecture: What do the Torah and Talmud tell us about Social Justice?; Jewish Journey Project Book Club; Performing Arts Workshop with Emily Rouch: Learn to Sing without Instruments; A Cappella Concert: Indiana University’s Hooshir A Capella WHAT: R&R Saturdays are FREE at the JCC! Make your Shabbat afternoon special and share in our community. Workshops, Art, Yoga, Meditation, Food, Music, Study Sessions, film, creative art projects, Spa Experiences, Indoor & Outdoor play! There are programs for both children and adults. Guaranteed fun for the whole family! All are welcome. WHEN: Saturday January 19, 2013, 2:00pm-5:00pm (until March 23rd) WHERE: The JCC In Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue @ 76th Street, New York, New York 10023 WHY: An amazing weekly opportunity to be together as a family and as a community. R&R is an incredible alternative to the typical New York Saturday and... IT'S ALL FREE! For more information: www.jccmanhattan.org/rr or join our Facebook page for updated information https://www.facebook.com/pages/RR-Shabbat-at-The-JCC-in-Manhattan/193553367387562

Jon Chattman's First Annual "Pop Goes the Culture" Awards and Variety Show - White Plains Performing Art Center
January 19, 2013 - White Plains

Jon Chattman's First Annual "Pop Goes the Culture" Awards and Variety Show. The online music series "A-Sides with Jon Chattman," in collaboration with The Digital Arts Experience, presents an evening of meaningful live performances and well-intentioned meaningless awards hosted by acclaimed comedian Carlos A. Gonzalez. The show will feature live music and comedy performances from local and national talent, and honor WWE wrestling icon Jimmy Snuka, 30 Rock actor Grizz Chapman, ABC-TV's Bill Evans, children's entertainers Carole & Paula, Slim Goodbody, and more.

What Makes Our Anger Right or Wrong, or, What Can We Learn from Dr. Martin Luther King? - Aesthetic Realism Foundation
January 19, 2013 - SoHo

At school, in the parks and playgrounds, on the street, even in their own home, children can be frightened and perplexed, not only about the anger they see all too often around them, but also the anger they have. That class will be a children's event of great cultural importance and immediacy. The class is for boys and girls ages 5 through 12 and is taught by Aesthetic Realism consultants Barbara Allen and Robert Murphy. Boys and girls in this class will learn about the courageous life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. As they do, they will be learning something crucial for their own lives which Eli Siegel, founder of Aesthetic Realism, showed: there are two kinds of anger, and knowing the difference is an emergency. There is an anger that is ugly, making for pain, cruelty, even tragedy, and one that is beautiful, on behalf of kindness and respect.

Sea Lion Kiss - Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
January 19, 2013 - Riverhead

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

LOST IN YONKERS - Theatre Three
January 19, 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.

Enhance Your Life Luncheon - Basha Studios 34
January 19, 2013 - New York

Dhylles Davis Professional Life Consultant, Certified Life Coach & Entrepreneur Consultant of Dhylles Davis Coaching and Consulting Services invites you to a Life Changing Luncheon. Join me for a Life Changing Experience. Enhance Your Life w/ Dhylles Luncheon is also an introduction of who I am as a Professional Life Changer and Coach and why I chose to do this blessed and amazing work. Be ready for Aha Moments and revelations! Tickets are available @ www.dhyllesdavis.com Advanced Tickets: $15.00 including reserved seats, food & beverage Advanced tickets deadline is January 15th! $20.00 @ the door(food & beverage) Are you ready and willing to grow and involved into the person you are created and destined to be? Are you ready to live and walk in your life's purpose that God has given you and not sure how and where to start? Are you ready to let go of past mistakes and baggage and not sure how and where to start? Are you ready for a career change or afraid to take a leap of faith in being an entrepreneur and need guidance? FIRST 3 GUEST TO ARRIVE WILL RECEIVE A FREE 30 MINUTE COACHING/CONSULTING SESSION W/ COACH DHYLLES!

Euro Splash Saturday Pool Party - The Grace Hotel (D.I.P. Aqua Bar & Lounge)
January 19, 2013 - New York

Music by: Christian Jae spinning Top 40, Hip Hop, R&B, House, etc Vodka Open Bar from 10pm to 11pm Guestlist without Pool Pass: Ladies free til 12am, $10 after on Eric Virgil's guestlist. Guys $15 til 12am, $20 after on Eric Virgil's guestlist. Pool Pass: $20 for Ladies, $25 Men Prepaid Pricing $15 for Ladies, $20 for Men. http://grace11213.eventbrite.com Special Birthday Packages for parties over 10 people: Special Discounted Prepaid Pool Pass. Link to set up for your party Free Champagne (Gratuity not included) Vodka Open Bar from 10pm to 11pm Guestlist without Pool Pass: Ladies free til 1am, $10 after. Guys $10 til 12am, $15 after on the birthday list. For Birthday Parties or general information, text Eric Virgil at 917-664-2686, email info@ericvirgil.com or go to www.ericvirgil.com Seems like event promoter Eric Virgil will be getting into Saturdays nights with a splash! The Grace Hotel known for its chic and infamous pool, would definitely add a twish in your weekend night out. Don't forget to bring your bikinis and trunks! Finally your change to show yoru beach bod before summer in the Hamptons. Located in the heart of Times Square, you will be feelling the outside NYC madness but instead sipping on a cocktail poolside. Bottle Packages: 2 for $500 for Premium Liquor (1 Liters) tax and tip included before 12am.

DJ Amadeus - cellar bar
January 19, 2013 - New York

On Saturday January 19th - Join us at our new weekly Saturday Night party at the Cellar Bar inside the Bryant Park Hotel on West 40th Street - 40th Street btw 5th and 6th ave to welcome back DJ Amadeus from his Asiatic Tour this past month. He will be on the decks, making us dance all night long. Take refuge from the streets as you descend into our candlelit subterranean lounge - Dance your night away to the best music and djs and enjoy the most eclectic cocktails in Manhattan served by our leather corset clad staff. For Free entry with no wait in line email rsvp@nycprive.com - we are also taking reservations for large groups and parties. Dress to impress and come celebrate Cellar Bar Saturday each and every Saturday with us!!!

Euro Splash Saturday Pool Party - The Grace Hotel (D.I.P. Aqua Bar & Lounge)
January 19, 2013 - New Yorj

Music by: Christian Jae spinning Top 40, Hip Hop, R&B, House, etc. Vodka Open Bar from 10pm to 11pm. Guestlist without Pool Pass: Ladies free til 12am, $10 after on Eric Virgil's guestlist. Guys $15 til 12am, $20 after on Eric Virgil's guestlist. Pool Pass: $20 for Ladies, $25 Men. Prepaid Pricing $15 for Ladies, $20 for Men. http://grace11213.eventbrite.com Special Birthday Packages for parties over 10 people: Special Discounted Prepaid Pool Pass. Link to set up for your party Free Champagne (Gratuity not included) Vodka Open Bar from 10pm to 11pm Guestlist without Pool Pass: Ladies free til 1am, $10 after. Guys $10 til 12am, $15 after on the birthday list. For Birthday Parties or general information, text Eric Virgil at 917-664-2686, email info@ericvirgil.com or go to www.ericvirgil.com Seems like event promoter Eric Virgil will be getting into Saturdays nights with a splash! The Grace Hotel known for its chic and infamous pool, would definitely add a twish in your weekend night out. Don't forget to bring your bikinis and trunks! Finally your change to show yoru beach bod before summer in the Hamptons. Located in the heart of Times Square, you will be feelling the outside NYC madness but instead sipping on a cocktail poolside. Bottle Packages: 2 for $500 for Premium Liquor (1 Liters) tax and tip included before 12am.

Tim and the Space Cadets presents Anthems for Adventure Album Release Party - The Bell House
January 19, 2013 - Park Slope

Tim and the Space Cadets write songs about the important things in life: snow days, summer vacations, and pizza parties. Songs resplendent in indie rock flair and distorted guitars feature lyrics that bridge the gap between innocence and wisdom.

Open House - The Ladybug Playhouse Nursery School
January 19, 2013 - Glen Cove

Take a tour of Long Island's newest nursery school with its technologically innovative style. The curriculum nurtures the whole child and supports the child's social emotional and intellectual growth. When you come, bring your child to play in the indoor playroom while you meet with the director.

Viva Saturdays - Ventanas
January 19, 2013 - New York

Music by Various Djs spinning Latin, Hip Hop, Top 40, House, Hip Hop, Reggae, Salsa, Merengue. Doors Open at 11pm. Guestlist Pricing: Ladies free on Eric Virgil's guest list. Guys $10 til 12am, reduced after on Eric Virgil's guestlist. Birthday Packages available for parties over 10 people: Ladies free all night on the Birthday list. Guys free til 12am, $15 after on the Birthday list Free champagne for Birthdays with Table Reservations For Birthday Packages, Bottle Reservations or general information, text Eric Virgil at 917.664.2686 or email info@ericvirgil.com Birthday Packages are available. Inquire Bottle Package: 2 Bottles of Either Greygoose, Ciroc or Hennessy for $500 w/ Tip B4 Midnight Dress Code: Gents must wear shoes and button down shirt - Ladies can not wear flat shoes. Venue Description: Partying along the High Line you may find yourself intrigued by the Spanish charm of Ventanas, Chelsea's hot new Latin lover. Hiding beneath the hustle and bustle of New Yorkers at play at our west side playground, this dapper nouveau restaurant and bar serves more than delicious tapas and sangria. The decor, unlike any in NYC, is reminiscent of some awe-striking Spanish cathedral, found along the streets of Barcelona. The bar itself adorned with colorful lit stained glass panels, and lacquered wood, gives Ventanas a playful yet sophisticated vibe, found solely below the High Line. Deep velvet couches line the wall, welcoming all within their plush embrace as they down a pitcher of fresh made sangria and tapas tasties like Gazpacho de Ostras and Zarzuela. And the best part? Not only is there a variety of live entertainment during the week (think sauntering belly dancers), on weekends Ventanas turns into a pulsing night club, complete with house DJ.

Hunters of the Sky - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
January 19, 2013 - Bridgeport

Meet three of the Zoo’s education ambassador raptors, learn the differences and similarities of hawks and owls, and what species you might see in Connecticut skies. Kids, 6 and up, can then dissect an owl pellet and discover the bone remains of an owl’s meal. After the program, enjoy cookies and hot chocolate by the fire. $10 for adults, $15 for kids 6 and up, program not recommended for kids under 6 years old. Registration required. To register, call 203-394-6563. Program attendees receive 1/2 off kid’s Zoo admission with regular paid adult admission day of program only.

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 a

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