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Today's Family & Kids Activities in Bronx-Jan 20

January 20, 2013   |    

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

Music Teacher Training - Global Music for Kids - Marmaduke House
Through January 20, 2012 - Pleasantville

Looking for a new, global, musical challenge? A new World Music program for kids is being introduced in Westchester. Training will be held in Pleasantville on Sunday, January 20 and Monday, January 21. All Around This World is a unique, interactive music class for children 0-5 years old that encourages kids to explore the world by enjoying global music, rhythms, and movement. In weekly hour-long sessions, kids and their parents/caregivers sing, dance, and play together while experiencing different languages, cultures, and traditions. For more information please contact worldlyweeones@gmail.com.

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.

The Sounds of War and Peace: Chapter One - Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall
January 20, 2013 - New York

The Sounds of War and Peace: Chapter One Jonathan Willcocks and Francisco Núñez, Conductors Featuring Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Singers International Program: A Great and Glorious Victory, JONATHAN WILLCOCKS Music for Treble Voices, FRANCISCO NÚÑEZ Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through an evening of peace and unity featuring Francisco Núñez, MacArthur Genius Grant recipient and director of the Young People’s Chorus of New York City (YPC). Tickets: $20 - $100 On Sale Now! Call CarnegieCharge at (212) 247-6500, or visit www.carnegiehall.org. For more information on group sales and ticket packages, please contact BoxOffice@DCINY.org. As part of the two day festival, ‘The Sounds of War and Peace’ at Carnegie Hall, Jan 20-21

Gospel Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
January 20, 2013 - New York

Every Sunday, for the past 9 years, the world famous HARLEM GOSPEL CHOIR has brought their experience of Harlem & the Black Church to BB King's in a foot-stomping, hand-clapping, joyous gospel brunch-buffet show. The homestyle "all you can eat" southern buffet is guaranteed to fill the hole in your soul, and the Choir's joyous performance will have you dancing on the stage.

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.

Movies, Magic & More - Lafayette Theatre
January 20, 2013 - Suffern

Milk ?n Cookies Playhouse presents Movies, Magic & More - a presentation of some old time favorite movie shorts, live magic, and novelty music acts in a variety-type show. From Laurel and Hardy to Looney Toons, kids will appreciate the humor and artistry of these blasts from the past. Mario the Magician will delight the audience in between the films. Milk and cookies will be provided after the show.

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.

Progressive International Motorcycle Shows New York - Jacob Javitz Convention Center
January 20, 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.

NYC Audubon EcoCruise: Winter Seals & Waterbirds of NY Harbor - Pier 17, South Street Seaport
January 20, 2013 - New York

Meet at South Street Seaport's Pier 17 and come aboard NY Water Taxi's eco-friendly vessel for a winter adventure in New York Harbor! Look for harbor seals on the rocky shores of Governor's Island and the more remote Hoffman and Swinburne Islands. Learn about the surprisingly diverse winter birds of New York City, including ducks, geese, loons, and sandpipers, many of which migrate south from the Arctic. See the Statue of Liberty and pass under the Verrazano Bridge. Dress warmly and bring your binoculars. Hot tea and cocoa will be served. Limited to 100. To register, contact New York Water Taxi at 212-742-1969 or http://www.nywatertaxi.com/tours/audubon-winter. $35 for adults; $25 for children 3-12 (Children under 3 free admission). Recommended for ages 6 and up (but all ages welcome). Directions: The cruise launches from South Street Seaport, at 89 South Street -- a 5-10 minute walk from the A,C,J,Z,2,3 Fulton Street stop. The boarding area for New York Water Taxi is located 20 feet from the bow (front) of the big red "Ambrose" light ship between Pier 16 and Pier 17. For more directions, visit http://www.nywatertaxi.com/piers/pier17seaport

ERIC BENET - BB King's Blues Club & Grill
January 20, 2013 -

An All Youth Production of Disney's The Little Mermaid, Jr - Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts
January 20, 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.

Tribute to 50 Years of Rock and Roll - Mexicali Live Cafe
January 20, 2013 - Teaneck

The School of Rock presents this show featuring the musical talent of students ages 8 through 18.

The Mammoth Follies - College of Staten Island - Williamson Theatre
January 20, 2013 - Staten Island

Explore the wonders of dinosaurs in an old-fashioned revue of toe-tappin’ songs and earth-smashing dances performed by giant dinosaur puppets.

Anderson Chess Tournament - Anderson School
January 20, 2013 - Upper West Side

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

'Legally Blonde, The Musical' - The Play Group Theatre
January 20, 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.

Disney On Ice presents 'Treasure Trove' - Prudential Center
January 20, 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.

Munchkins and Mishpacha (Mommy/Daddy and Me) - Congregation Sons of Israel
January 20, 2013 - Upper Nyack

Parents or caregivers with children up to age 3 are invited to this weekly class with a Jewish Twist.

The Little Mermaid Jr. - Ridgefield Playhouse
Through January 20, 2013 - Ridgefield

Music and exciting costumes make the popular Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale come alive on stage. Performed by kids for kids, The Little Mermaid Jr. features a girl with an enchanting voice and dreams of leaving her ocean home to live in the world above.

Secret Agent Architect: Decoding the Architectural Shapes of the Museum - Museum of the City of New York
January 20, 2013 - Upper East Side

Become a secret agent architect as you explore the museum during this family-friendly scavenger hunt. Learn about architectural vocabulary and styles while discovering the secrets of this Colonial Revival building. Afterwards, you'll use these shapes to create model buildings representing your own style.

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.

You Are What You Eat! - Teatown Lake Reservation
January 20, 2013 - Ossining

Omnivore, herbivore, carnivore - you are what you eat! Explore the eating habits of a few diverse animals to see how they chow down.

Make A Ceramic Story Tile - Hudson River Museum
January 20, 2013 - Yonkers

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

Trove @ The Movies: "Brave" - White Plains Public Library
January 20, 2013 - White Plains

Set in Scotland in a rugged and mythical time, "Brave" features Merida, a princess whose interests include archery and horse riding. Merida makes a reckless choice that unleashes unintended peril, and forces her to spring into action to set things right. Rated PG (some scary action & rude humor). 100 mins.

Movies for Kids (and their Families) - 'Tarzan and His Mate' - Jacob Burns Film Center
January 20, 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.

Winter Creature Cruises - Maritime Aquarium
January 20, 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.

MEET THE ANIMALS - Greenburgh Nature Center
January 20, 2013 - Scarsdale

Visit with some of the Nature Center's live animals. A naturalist presents an informative program that allows you to get up-close and even hands-on with some furry, feathery, and scaly friends.

Daddy & Me Bagels and Blocks Special Concert - Bet Torah Nursery School
January 20, 2013 - Mt. Kisco

A special Daddy & Me Bagels and Blocks Musical Concert, "Jump in With Shira and Friends," featuring Shira Kobren, an educator, singer, songwriter, and entertainer. For dads and nursery school-aged children, 2-5 years old, and their siblings. There will be photos and autographs after the show. This special event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Please RSVP to nurseryschool@bettorah.org. Families who RSVP by January 15th will receive two downloads of Shira's songs, including "Doing the PJ."

Erin Lee and the Up Past Bedtime Band at City Treehouse - City Treehouse
January 20, 2013 - Chelsea

Erin Lee and the Up Past Bedtime Band are singing about winter. They'll be celebrating all the joys and challenges of the snowy season at City Treehouse. Get ready to sing along, sneeze along, have a snowball fight and do some seriously silly snowdancing with the award-winning kindie rock band. Award-winning City Treehouse is a play and learning center located in Chelsea. City Treehouse offers drop-in play in a nature-themed indoor play area that includes a two-story treehouse, fiber optic star cave, soft play studio and the largest indoor water play area in New York City. Reservations are recommended.

Kids' Weekend Crafts - The Cupcake Corner
January 20, 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 20, 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 20, 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 20, 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 20, 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.

Life in a Gold Coast Mansion - Nassau County Museum of Art
January 20, 2013 - Roslyn Harbor

Families are invited to travel back to the early 20th century when the museum mansion was the home of the Frick family. The family of five lived, learned and played in this grand house with its surrounding 145 acres. Imagine life as it was in the early 1900s as you embark on a scavenger hunt throughout the building, hear a theatrical reading of daughter Martha Frick’s letters to her grandmother, play traditional games, and create hand-crafted dolls popular during the period. Reservations not needed.

Messy Afternoons - Long Island Children's Museum
January 20, 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 20, 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.

The Wednesday Music Club - Fairfield Museum and History Center
January 20, 2013 - Fairfield

The Wednesday Music Club, founded in 1898, is in its 114th year performing and sharing music in the Greater Bridgeport Area. The Wednesday Music Club is affiliated with the National Federation of Music Clubs. Its mission is to provide music for entertainment, for nursing homes and civic functions, and to provide music scholarships for deserving, auditioned young people who will be music majors in college. The club is currently sponsoring four musicians.

Bridgeport's Roots - Fairfield Museum and History Center
January 20, 2013 - Fairfield

Learn about the roots of Bridgeport's "Little Liberia" and its African American community with Mary Witkowski of the Bridgeport History Center and historian Charles Brilvitch.

Transportation Inventions - New York Transit Museum
January 20, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

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

MLK Day: Injustice Anywhere is a Threat to Justice Everywhere - Brooklyn Children's Museum
January 20, 2013 - Crown Heights

Children, age 4 and older, learn about Dr. King's famous quote, "Injustice Anywhere is a Threat to Injustice Everywhere and the meaning behind it before creating a personal art piece to commemorate MLK.

Sunday Family Bingo Night - The Moxie Spot
January 20, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Small prizes for the winners. Break out some of Moxie Spot's board games, too.

BEAUTY and The BEAST - Downtown Cabaret Theatre
January 20, 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.

Up 4 Art - Staten Island Children's Museum
January 20, 2013 - Staten Island

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

Electronic Waste Recycling - Prospect Park 3rd Street Entrance
January 20, 2013 - Park Slope

The Lower East Side Ecology Center brings its after the holidays e-waste event to Prospect Park, where you can responsibly dispose of all of unwanted or broken gadgets.

BYOK: Jeremy Plays Guitar (The Rock-ucation Band) - 92YTribeca
January 20, 2013 - Tribeca

Jeremy loves to play guitar. He loves it so much that he takes it with him everywhere and sleeps with it at night. He is so awesome at playing guitar that he was recently inducted into the Super Guitar Shredders of the Universe Club. Jeremy Plays Guitar is a high-energy, fun kid's band with music that secretly gives kids words to navigate their world. Led by award-winning guitarist Jeremy Zmuda, Jeremy Plays Guitar really speaks to kids while jumping, dancing, singing and, yes, playing guitar. From songs about taking the subway or catching a taxi to taking turns and making mistakes, Jeremy Plays Guitar will have kids and grownups playing along. This performance is part of the Bring Your Own Kids series.

The Magic of Thaddeus - Dix Hills Performing Arts Center
January 20, 2013 - Dix Hills

Thaddeus mixes comedy with magic, mystery and illusion. His 14 year old son, Teddy, gets into the family business and performs his escape act.

Arena Players Repertory Theatre Presents: Cheating Cheaters - Vanderbilt Carriage House
January 20, 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.

SHIRLEY VALENTINE - BayWay Arts Center
January 20, 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.

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

'Erth's Dinosaur Zoo' - The New Victory Theater
January 20, 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.

Sunday Studio @ The Met - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
January 20, 2013 - Upper East Side

Try your hand at creating works of art right next to the ones in the museum's galleries. Each Sunday Studio focuses on a different culture and art form and features family-friendly activities led by an artist. Art supplies are provided.

'I, Malvolio' - The Duke on 42nd Street
January 20, 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."

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Scavenger Hunt - DiMenna Children's Histtory Museum at New-York Historical Society
January 20, 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.

Family Tour and Workshop: Drawing a Sculpture - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
January 20, 2013 - Upper East Side

Following an interactive gallery tour, families create their own work in the studio.

Open Studios for Families - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
January 20, 2013 - Upper East Side

Families are able to stop by the Sackler Center's Studio Art Lab and create a work of art inspired by the Guggenheim's winter exhibitions.

Just Drop In! - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
January 20, 2013 - Upper East Side

Museum educators lead creative, interactive projects for visitors that explore exhibition highlights.

Sunday Story Hour - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
January 20, 2013 - Upper West Side

Hear tales of New York and learn about the city's history with these stories for young children.

CONCERTS AND PERFORMANCES: MARACA AND GUIRO - Brentwood Public Library
January 20, 2013 - Brentwood

The Areyto, a Taino ceremony, utilized the maraca and the guiro instruments to augment this narrative celebration. Jose Obando will demonstrate how the maraca is an intrinsic part of salsa and the guiro has three distinct variations: Cuban, Dominican, and Puerto Rican. Get ready to dance as you listen to merengue and salsa music with these two Taino instruments.

GROOVE BUFFET Classic R&B, Motown & Soul Revue - Lucille's
January 20, 2013 - New York

Founded solely on passion for the music, Groove Buffet has become one of the best classic R&B, Motown, and soul acts on the East Coast. The band captures the true spirit of what this music is all about, motivating people to get up and dance to each and every song it performs. Paying homage to soul legends, Groove Buffet has an extensive song library from which it crafts each show's set list, providing an entire night of material featuring the sounds of Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Al Green, Gladys Knight, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Tina Turner, Wilson Pickett, and many more. Again at 10:30pm.

Bat Boy: The Musical - Westchester Sandbox Theatre
January 20, 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.

Julius Caesar - Theater 54
Through January 20, 2013 - New York City

Julius Caesar at the Theater 54 Features all female cast . Monsterpiece Theater Collective's Julius Caesar interprets Shakespeare's classic with a modern twist and a nod to contemporary social status and classic Kabuki tradition. As adapted by director Anthony D. Pound, the all-female cast tackles questions of honor versus ambition, safety versus freedom, and destiny versus self-preservation. Using a representational all-girl school setting and finding inspiration in earliest sense of Kabuki ritual, Monsterpiece sets about to create an amalgamated world of theatrical storytelling setting few rules and breaking them all as we back stab our way to the top of Shakespeare’s social structure. Performances are Thursday, January 17; Friday January 18; and Saturday, January 19 at 8:00 p.m., with matinee performances Saturday January 19 and Sunday January 20 at 2:00 p.m. All performances are at Theater 54 at 244 W. 54th St., 12th floor. Tickets are $20.00 and can be reserved at mptheatercollective@gmail.com. The cast includes Lauren Friedlander and Jessica Cannizzaro as Julius and Octavius Caesar. Savannah Frazier as Mark Antony; Sarah Quigley (Brutus), Kelly Rogers (Cassius), Allyson Capetta (Casca), and Katia Haesuer (Cimber) as the conspirators; Helyn Messenger and Peregrine Heard as Portia and Calpurnia; and Gabi VanHorn as Cinna the Poet. Monsterpiece Theater Collective is a group of risk-taking artists working together to tell compelling stories imaginatively by creating, supporting, and producing each other’s work in readings, workshops, and short run full productions. They specialize in kicking down closed doors and blowing up glass ceilings. monsterpiecetheatercollective.blogspot.com/ Facebook.com/MPTCollective For more information, contact Anthony D. Pound at 917-539-2372 or at mptheatercollective@gmail.com.

WIN WITH YOUR TEEN - Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock
January 20, 2013 - Manhasset

WIN WITH YOUR TEEN, led by psychologist Dr. Anthony DeCamello, addresses common teen-related issues and useful parenting tips for relating better. At a time when many parents feel confused or conflicted, this is a welcome opportunity to boost parental skills, especially with older kids. Advanced registration is required for this workshop. RSVP to Sharyn Esposito at UUCSR by calling 516-627-6560 ext. 160 or e-mail at sesposito@uucsr.org.

Groove Buffet - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
January 20, 2013 - New York

Founded solely on passion for the music, Groove Buffet has become one of the best classic R&B, Motown, and soul acts on the East Coast. The band captures the true spirit of what this music is all about, motivating people to get up and dance to each and every song it performs. Paying homage to soul legends, Groove Buffet has an extensive song library from which it crafts each show's set list, providing an entire night of material featuring the sounds of Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Al Green, Gladys Knight, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Tina Turner, Wilson Pickett, and many more.

Educational Discussion: "Living with Coyotes in Westchester" - New Rochelle Humane Society
January 20, 2013 - New Rochelle

The New Rochelle Humane Society is pleased to host an upcoming presentation by Frank Vincenti from the Wild Dog Foundation: "Living with Coyotes in Westchester." Learn how you, your family and your pets can live safely with our coyote neighbors. For more information, visit newrochellehumanesociety.org.

Waterside Swim & Health Club Open House - Waterside Swim & Health Club
Through January 20, 2013 - New York

Your subscribers may be interested in the upcoming Waterside Swim & Health Club Open House, Saturday & Sunday, January 19-20, from 8AM to 8PM. Everyone is invited to experience Waterside Swim & Health Club and see why it is a great place for health and fitness. What better way to spend a winter weekend January? Try the equipment, swim in the pool, and sample the classes. Admission is free and open to the public. No reservations needed. (Please note, all visitors must bring their own towels, swim caps, and locks for the locker room.) For more details, please email the Club at sknepp@americanleisure.com or call (212) 340-4225. For directions, visit the website at www.watersideplaza.com/swim-health-club. Open House Group Classes on Saturday, January 19: Vinyasa Yoga 9:30 AM- 60MIN Cardio Sculpt 10:30 AM- 60MIN Trampoline Fitness 12:00 PM- 60MIN Cardio Training 1:30 PM- 60MIN Stretch & Tone 3:00 PM- 60MIN Open House Group Classes on Sunday, January 20: Tai Chi 8:30 AM- 60MIN Vinyasa Yoga 11:30 AM- 60MIN Zumba 1:00 PM- 60MIN Cardio Strength Training 2:30 PM- 60MIN Yenneca Ketzis Community Affairs Director Waterside Plaza www.watersideplaza.com Cell: 646-284-8989

International Motorcycle Show - Javits Center
Through January 20, 2013 - New York

Cruise into the Javits Center for the International Motorcycle Show from Friday, January, 18 at 12pm to Sunday, January, 20 at 5pm! What It's About; The nation's largest and longest-running motorcycle tour rolls in to the Javits Center to display new models, the newest aftermarket parts, and bring the best in competition and stunt shows to New York City. Show Hours Friday 12:00pm-9:00pm Saturday 9:00am-9:00pm Sunday 9:00am-5:00pm What's Happening? Suzuki Giveaways New Bike Debuts XDL Stret Jam Motorcycle Stunt Show Pit Stop Challenge Vintage Club Displays & much more For more information: http://bit.ly/XOs6je

Sea Lion Kiss - Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
January 20, 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 20, 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.

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.

17th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Legacy of Environmental and Social Justice - Yale Peabody Museum
Through January 21, 2013 - New Haven

In his tireless efforts toward equality and harmony for all, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. strove to raise awareness about public health concerns and urban environmental issues that disproportionately affect minority and low-income communities. This is now referred to as environmental justice, a term coined long after Dr. King's death. The Yale Peabody Museum will open its doors once again in honor of Dr. King and his efforts to ensure environmental and social justice among all people. The weekend's activities include world-class performances and educational activities for visitors of all ages. Performers include The Yale Bhangra Dance Troupe and The New Haven Breakdancers. Visit the website for a schedule of events.

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

Book and School Supply Drive - Long Island Volunteer Center
Through January 25, 2013 - Bethpage

The Long Island Volunteer Center is hosting a week-long Book and School Supply Drive to help those schools impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Donations of new books and basic school supplies are needed by local school districts on the South Shore of Long Island. In addition to the drop off location in Bethpage, the Long Beach School District has created a Wish List of needed items on Amazon.com. The Drive commemorates MLK Day of Service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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.

Kane and Habil in the Pizza Parlor - La MaMa E.T.C.
Through January 27, 2013 - NYC

With humor and vision, "Kane and Habil in the Pizza Parlor" (http://kaneandhabil.com) explores the original family sins that are still impacting our civilization. The title characters are the children of Adam and Eve. The play is a comedy, written and directed by Serge Ernandez. The production features an adept cast headed by Obie-winner Sheila Dabney as Eve, who also directs the play's chorus. Ernandez is a veteran of The Living Theatre; Dabney is a senior member of La MaMa's Great Jones Rep. La MaMa E.T.C. will present the play's premiere run January 18 to 27 in its second-floor Club. Like other theatrical works drawn from the creation story (notably the first act of "The Apple Tree," based on Mark Twain's "The Diaries of Adam and Eve"), this piece takes a lighthearted approach. There are wit and innocence, likeable characters, and an overall optimistic philosophy. The play contrasts the legacy of Kane--hatred, judgment and separation--with the legacy of Habil -- compassion, forgiveness and one-ness. The latter is submitted as the path to free humanity from its guilt and aggression, enabling it instead to love. Playwright Serge Ernandez explains, "It is a comedy where we laugh often and easily, as we must laugh at ourselves from time to time and self-reflect so we can evolve."

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 mea

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