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TODAY'S FAMILY & KIDS ACTIVITIES IN BRONX-JAN 28

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

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.

Middle School Madness - JCC Rockland
January 28, 2013 - West Nyack

Students in grades 6-8 are invited to hang out with their peers for an evening of dinner and fun.

Tiny Tots - Hempstead Library
January 28, 2013 - Hempstead

This program is for children from 18 months to 30 months with a caregiver. Finger-plays, songs, and stories will provide fun for all.

Mitten Frame - Franklin Square Public Library
January 28, 2013 - Franklin Square

Each class is limited to 25. There is a $1 fee for materials to be paid at registration. Grades K-2. Put your favorite winter picture in a foam mitten frame. Registration required.

Rigoletto - Metropolitan Opera
January 28, 2013 -

Approximate running time 3 hrs. 2 min. Director Michael Mayer has placed his new production of Verdi's towering tragedy in Las Vegas in 1960?an ideal setting for this eternal conflict of depravity and innocence. Piotr Beczala is the womanizing Duke, Zeljko Lucic is his tragic sidekick, Rigoletto, and Diana Damrau sings Rigoletto's daughter, Gilda. Michele Mariotti conducts.

Toddler Winter Workshop - Jill's Ceramics
January 28, 2013 - West Nyack

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

Toddler Time - Bounce! Trampoline Sports
January 28, 2013 - Valley Cottage

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

Gaming Night - Larchmont Public Library
January 28, 2013 - Larchmont

Kids in grades 5-8 enjoy a snack while playing games for the Xbox Kinect and/or Nintendo Wii. No registration required.

Nature Bugs - Greenburgh Nature Center
January 28, 2013 - Scarsdale

An hour of nature fun for children ages 2-5 years and parents/caregivers. Meet a museum animal, hear a story, do a craft, or play a nature game. Except in extreme weather conditions, a portion of each class is spent outdoors. Admittance closes 15 minutes after the start of the program. No pre-registration or pre-payment required.

Mutt-i-grees - Stepping Stones Museum
January 28, 2013 - Norwalk

Meet a real dog from PAWS, The Pet Animal Welfare Society, and learn about the uniqueness and desirability of shelter dogs. Make a pet-themed craft. Space is limited.

Monday Afternoon Storytime - Barnes & Noble City Center
January 28, 2013 - White Plains

Young children can enjoy an exciting adventure at every turn of the page during this storytime.

Games for Teens - Brooklyn Public Library, Highlawn branch
January 28, 2013 - Bensonhurst

Teens gather to play board and electronic games.

Literary Littles - Wilton Library
January 28, 2013 - Wilton

Independent listeners ages 4-6 years come for stories, short films, songs and crafts. No registration necessary.

Whodunit? Book Club - Wilton Library
January 28, 2013 - Wilton

Kids in grades 2 and 3 are invited to join this mystery book club. Children will have the opportunity to meet and discuss Saxby Smart in the Curse of the Ancient Mask and Other Case Files by Simon Cheshire. Snacks will be provided, along with detective activities. Parents and guardians must be in the Library.

Lego Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Leonard branch
January 28, 2013 - Williamsburg

Kids set their imaginations free using Lego building blocks.

Homework Help - Brooklyn Public Library, Carroll Gardens branch
January 28, 2013 - Carroll Gardens

Kids, grades 1-8, can get tutoring help in core subjects.

Picture Book Time - Hillcrest Library
January 28, 2013 - Flushing

Preschoolers ages 3-5 and their parents or other caregivers, can enjoy an hour of fun, stories, songs, fingerplays, and crafts.

Optical Illusions Presented by Mad Science - East Flushing Library
January 28, 2013 - East Flushing

Children ages 5-12, can enjoy building their own "Mad Science Periscope" while learning about optics, reflection, and sight. Participants will trick their brain through their eyes and learn the physics behind optical illusions, because seeing is not always believing. Space is limited and preregistration is required.

TEGAN AND SARA - Beacon Theatre
January 28, 2013 - New York

Blueprint for Accountability: Drone Warfare - Culture Project
January 28, 2013 - New York

Blueprint for Accountability: Drone Warfare Join activist, journalist, and co-founder of CODEPINK, Medea Benjamin for an in-depth conversation and Q&A about her latest book, Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control. Presentation will be followed by a book signing with Medea Benjamin. General admission tickets $15. Student & Senior tickets $10. Monday, January 28th, 2013 at 7:00 pm Culture Project 45 Bleecker Street, New York City

Open Mic Poetry Night - Barnes and Noble - Utopia Center
January 28, 2013 - Fresh Meadows

Aspiring poets, let your words be heard! Enjoy an evening of poetry. Share your original works and listen to aspiring poets with host Susan Yang.

Hurricane Relief Open Lab - Far Rockaway Library
January 28, 2013 - Far Rockaway

At this open lab, individuals affected by Hurricane Sandy can use the computers and printers to apply for and check the status of FEMA and disaster unemployment assistance, and file insurance claims. Staff will be on site to assist those who do not have strong computer skills.

Monday Night Open Mic Joint - One and One/Nexus Lounge
January 28, 2013 - New York

Looking for special open mic in downtown Manhattan? This is it. Come to one of the hottest open mics in the country - a stage graced by Grammy nominated singers, HBO Def Poetry stars, American Idol finalists, Golden Globe Award-winning actresses, and poets from The Best American Poetry anthology. The Inspired Word's NYC Open Mic Joint, hosted by the legendary Nathan P., is a weekly series open to all types of artists - comedians, musicians, storytellers, singers, poets, fiction/nonfiction writers, playwrights, spoken word artists, performance artists, dancers, ANYTHING and EVERYTHING. And once you experience it for a single night, you?ll see the vibe is totally addictive. 25 slots, 5-minute time limit. ***** When: EVERY Monday! Where: One and One Bar/Restaurant Downstairs Nexus Lounge 76 East 1st Street (corner of 1st Avenue) Manhattan, New York (917) 703-1512 By subway, take the F train to Second Avenue and exit the 1st Avenue side. Doors open for open mic sign-up @ 6:30pm Show starts @ 7:30pm Cover charge: $10 NO AGE LIMIT! ***** For more Inspired Word info, please check out http://inspiredwordnyc.com/.

Camera Club - Manhasset Public Library
January 28, 2013 - Manhasset

This program is open to all. There is no fee and membership is not a requirement. Please contact George Novello at GeorgeNovello@yahoo.com.

Free Information Session on Public Pre-K Application Process - Rutgers Community Programs
January 28, 2013 - Upper West Side

Get the latest on how to apply for New York City Department of Education universal Pre-K programs in time for the September 2013 school year. A speaker from Insideschools.org will answer your questions and tell you everything you need to know about the process. Children who turn four in 2009 are eligible for NYC's public pre-K programs in 2013. RSVP required: Jennifer at jmoore@rutgerschurch.org or 212-877-8227 x212.

Winter Drop In Play Group - Mineola Public Library
January 28, 2013 - Mineola

Meet your friends at this informal (not run by a librarian) play group. Toys will be provided. No sign up required. Come for one session or all sessions. Ages 4 months to 3 1/2 years with caregiver.

PAMELA MYERS - 54 Below
January 28, 2013 - New York

Broadway fell in love with Pamela Myers in 1970 when she introduced the now quintessential ode to New York City, "Another Hundred People," in the original cast of Stephen Sondheim's Company, in which she originated the role of Marta. New York audiences also know her as Lucy Van Pelt in Broadway's Snoopy!, and Cinderella's Stepmother in the 2002 revival of Into the Woods, among others. But television audiences know Pamela best not only for her recurring roles on Alice, but for her four season run on Sha-Na-Na. Now, at 54 Below, Pamela takes a look back at some of her more infamous stage moments and career highlights.

DANIEL BREAKER - 54 Below
January 28, 2013 - New York

Tony nominee Daniel Breaker is proud to be making his 54 Below debut, performing an intimate set with frequent collaborators Jon Spurney (Passing Strange), Justin Levine (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) and Ron McBee (Ruined). After gaining high praise for his fresh and riveting performance in Broadway's Passing Strange, Daniel's recent stage credits include Shrek, the Musical, By the Way, Meet Vera Stark and The Performers, as well as appearances in film (Limitless, Spike Lee's Red Hook Summer). Join Daniel for an unforgettable night of jazz standards, haunting blues and much more!

Build It! - Children's Museum of the Arts
January 28, 2013 - SoHo

Explore unconventional ways of building, constructing, and assembling with this three-dimensional guided workshop series.

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.

Siblings: Same Family, Different Origins - Spence-Chapin Services
January 28, 2013 - Upper East Side

When siblings have different origins (one child is adopted and the other is not or one child is adopted domestically, the other internationally), parents can be confused about how to talk about it. In this workshop, you will learn how to address your children's questions and concerns about differing origins and how to stave off common problems stemming from them. Presenters: Beth Friedberg, LCSW, Associate Director of Adoption Counseling Team, has years of experience working with families providing adoption education and support.

Juilliard FOCUS! 2013 Festival Chamber Concert - Paul Hall
January 28, 2013 - New York

British Music Since World War II RICHARD RODNEY BENNETT (England) Kandinsky Variations for two pianos (1977) Yang Liu and Jiayan Sun, pianos BRIAN FERNEYHOUGH (England) Cassandra's Dream Song for solo flute (1970) Daniel James, flute GEORGE BENJAMIN (England) Viola Viola for two violas (1997) Fitzhugh Gary and Daniel Kim, violas DEIRDRE GRIBBIN (Northern Ireland) What the Whaleship Saw for string quartet (2004)* Caitlin Kelly and Emma Sutton, violins Luke Fleming, viola Andrew Briggs, cello JUDITH WEIR (Scotland/England) Piano Trio Two (2003-04) Maria Semes, violin Julian Schwarz, cello Rozalyn Chok, piano PETER MAXWELL DAVIES (England) Sonata for cello and piano, "Sequentia serpentigena" (2007) Sofia Nowik, cello Ari Livne, piano * First performance outside of Europe FREE tickets available 1/11

Tea & Play - Green Meadow Waldorf School
January 28, 2013 - Chestnut Ridge

Prospective parents can share tea with an early childhood educator while their child plays nearby in a classroom.

Tea & Play - Green Meadow Waldorf School
January 28, 2013 - Chestnut Ridge

Prospective parents can share tea with an early childhood educator while their child plays nearby in a classroom.

Mexi-Korean Burger Night - China Latina
January 28, 2013 - New York

Monday nights just got a whole lot more exciting! China Latina, the whimsical Latin American-meets- Asian restaurant from Chef Julieta Balletseros, will host Mexi-Korean Burger Night every Monday starting January 21st. That means you get the China Latina Burger -- inspired by the flavors of two hemispheres -- a cone of crisp yucca fries and the beer of the week for just $20. The China Latina Burger boasts the best of both the Mexican and Korean culinary worlds, achieving outrageously delicious results: A coarsely ground beef-chorizo patty is topped with spicy-sour kimchee, a runny fried egg and a dollop of wasabi aioli, sandwiched between a fluffy brioche bun. It’s the most international burger in town! Plus, the accompanying yucca fries are crisp and airy, while the suds of the week will be a surprise brewed in either Asia or Mexico. But if you’re still hungry for more, check out the rest of China Latina’s dinner menu, boasting clever creations like Peking Duck Wonton Tacos with cracklin’, Chorizo and Goat Cheese Shumai, Lo Mein stir-fried with mole and Sushi Burritos.

Play and Tea Open Days - Clover Hill School
January 28, 2013 - Norwalk

Come for a visit and have casual conversation with our teachers. Have a sip of tea while your children play in our nurturing Waldorf inspired classroom.

Free Adaptive Basketball Fun - Tuckahoe Community Center
January 28, 2013 - Tuckahoe

Fun For Cure, Inc.'s Adaptive Basketball Fun program for children with special needs or chronic illness, ages 4-12, focuses on fun and motivation. Fun For Cure, Inc. is a non-profit dedicated to promoting health and wellness through therapeutic recreational endeavors, group support, and quality time. The program meets on three Mondays in January - come to one, or all. Siblings and families are welcome to join in. Free refreshments for those with food allergies and restrictions will be available. Online sign-up required at funforcure.com, or call Florence at 914-713-4065.

Uptown Showdown: The Past vs The Future - Symphony Space
January 28, 2013 - New York

Every other month Uptown Showdown brings together two teams of comedians, writers and performers to go head-to-head on a variety of topics, such as which pet is superior cats or dogs and is it better to be comfortable or fashionable? Debaters will argue these lingering questions, drawing from historical fact and personal opinion in equal measure, and with plenty of audience participation. Forget about school reform and health care, these issues, heatedly argued by some of the funniest, smartest, intensely wacky creative thinkers around, are the topics that keep us awake at night...in a good way. Winner decided by the audience. This installment features Chris Gethard (host of the popular The Chris Gethard Show), Opus Moreschi (head writer for The Colbert Report), comedic musician Jessica Delfino and Baratunde Thurston, former staff member at The Onion and author of The New York Times bestseller How to Be Black. Hosted by Matthew Love (Time Out New York).

Sharon Clark: Blame It on My Youth - Metropolitan Room
January 28, 2013 - New York

One of today's most innovative jazz vocalists re-imagines seminal songs of the 60s and 70s. Discover the widely acclaimed DC sensation, and see why JazzTimes calls Sharon Clark "a revelation."

Auditions for Hello Dolly - Andrean Hall
Through January 28, 2013 - Flushing

Children grades 3 and up and adults of all ages are welcome to audition. Please come 15 minutes early to fill out your audition form. Be prepared to sing a song from the show and children can sing Happy Birthday . If you have any questions send an email to theandreanplayers@gmail.com

The Skivvies - Highline Ballroom
January 28, 2013 - New York

The Skivvies are award-winning singer-actors Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley. Earlier this year they became YouTube sensations for videos that displayed their powerful harmonies as well as their powerful abs. They released their debut single, a bluegrass-tinged hiphop mega-medley parody called"Hardbody Hoedown," on October 30, 2012.

Andy Warhol's San Diego Surf - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through January 28, 2013 - New York

Andy Warhol's San Diego Surf concerns an unhappily married couple (Taylor Mead and Viva), new parents who rent their beach house to a group of surfers. Filmed with two 16mm cameras by Warhol and Paul Morrissey in May 1968, this was the first movie Warhol made in California in the five years since Tarzan and Jane Regained, Sort of.... It was also one of the last films in which the artist had direct involvement; in June 1968, Warhol was shot by Valerie Solanas, after which his work behind the movie camera came largely to an end. San Diego Surf was only partially edited and never released. In 1995, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. commissioned Morrissey to complete the editing, based on existing notes and the rough cut. San Diego Surf is a significant addition to an epic oeuvre. Restored by The Andy Warhol Foundation and released by The Andy Warhol Museum as part of the museum's larger mission of promoting and safeguarding Andy Warhol's legacy.

Over 40 Females Bergen County Chapter Event | New Look For The New Year - Chakra
January 28, 2013 - Paramus

Over 40 Females™, a leading networking platform for women over 40, will host “A New Look for the New Year” event at the Chakra Restaurant on Monday, January 28, 2013 with guest speaker, professional image consultant, wardrobe stylist and founder of the Always Know What To Wear™ program, Scarlett De Bease. Whether you’re considering updating your image to advance your career or want a new look for the New Year, Scarlett will teach valuable tips and tricks which can be used with your existing wardrobe or on your next shopping excursion. Amazing raffle prizes will be awarded as well as gift bags for all attendees. Over 40 Females™ combines education with pampering at every event, along with providing a platform for every woman to stand up and be heard. Events are designed to help women over the age of 40 with personal and professional networking, in order to enhance their lives and careers, while also affording them the opportunity to “Connect, Encourage and Inspire.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A first time solo exhibition introducing the art and celebrating the life of Lora Eberly Ballou featuring a collection of over 30 floral arrangements and landscape oil paintings; an assemblage of personal effects; and a historical timeline documenting her 106 year life. September 27-January 31, 2013.

Family Center's Spectrum Parent Support Group - Family and Children's Association
Through January 31, 2013 - Mineola

Family Center’s Spectrum Support Group offers caregivers mutual support by providing opportunities to meet with others also raising children who are dually diagnosed. To be eligible the child must have a primary Mental Health diagnosis and a secondary Spectrum diagnosis. Groups are facilitated by Parent Advocates, each having their own unique experience raising a child under the Spectrum. While caregivers attend group, respite can be provided to children ages 5-17. Caregivers can attend sessions on the 1st and 3rd Mondays or the 2nd and 4th Mondays at 6:30-8:30pm. RSVP to Miriam 516-485-5914 x 2223 no later than seven days prior to the meeting date.

Free Crafts Saturdays - Straight A's
Through January 31, 2013 - White Plains

Every Saturday Straight A's invites kids of all ages to enjoy free arts & crafts. Drop in any time between 1-3pm, no reservation necessary. Jan. 5: Flip and Check Snowpals: make-your-own flashcard snowman puppets; Jan. 12: Snowflake Snowman: create a fabulous snowman out of snowflakes. Also, from 12-1pm, KID'S YOGA presented by LEAPSMART; Jan. 19: I Have a Dream Quilt: in honor of Martin Luther King, kids tell their special dream on a crafted paper quilt; Jan. 26: Winter Wonderland Mural: help create a store display with crafted penguins, snowflakes, and snowmen. Hot Chocolate and cookies for all who attend.

Winter Wolves! - Wolf Conservation Center
Through January 31, 2013 - South Salem

Winter offers families a unique opportunity to visit the wolves during their favorite time of year. Guests will visit Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa, and Zephyr as well as the center's other endangered wolves, and enjoy hot beverages in the woodstove-heated classroom. Pre-registration is required. 11am January 5, 19, and 20; 2pm January 12; 1pm January 27.

Teacher in the Library - Field Library
Through January 31, 2013 - Peekskill

Drop in for homework help from a certified teacher. January 3, 7, 8, 10, 14, 15, 17, 22, 24, 28, and 29 from 4-6pm.

Family Fondue Sundays - The Melting Pot of White Plains
Through January 31, 2013 - White Plains

Fondue dining allows everyone to enjoy good conversation, eat slowly, and savor each bite. Parents can enjoy three-course meal (salad, entree, and chocolate), and kids under 14 can have two courses (entree and chocolate), all for a fixed price every Sunday in January from 12-4pm. Visit meltingpot.com/white-plains/specials for details.

Magician Philip Klipper Will Astound You! - Ciao! Restaurant
Through January 31, 2013 - Eastchester

Every Thursday from 6-8pm, Magician Philip Klipper will astound and delight the whole family with his incredible sleight of hand during dinner. Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31.

Magician Philip Klipper Will Astound You! - Cheeburger Cheeburger Restaurant
Through January 31, 2013 - White Plains

Every Friday from 7:30-9:30pm, Magician Philip Klipper will astound and delight the whole family with his incredible sleight of hand at tableside. Hours/dates are subject to change; please check with restaurant. Jan. 4, 11, 18, and 25.

Food for Food Drive - Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
Through January 31, 2013 - Cold Spring Harbor

Donate non-perishable food to help the needy and receive one free fishfood funtainer. January 1-January 31, 2013.

Long Island at Work and at Play - Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities
Through January 31, 2013 - Cold Spring Harbor

Long Island's story of work and play comes to life when a farmer, dust flying, rushes to market, a boy swings a baseball bat, a peddler sells fish door to door and a family, wearing their Sunday best, poses for a portrait in their new car. This exhibit features images of early 20th century scenes including Manhasset, Brooklyn, Port Jefferson, Bayville, Setauket, East Hampton, Flushing and Mineola and East Norwich.

“Midnight Moment” Featuring “Stasis”, a celestial inspired piece by artists Taxiplasm & Jonathan Henry. - Digital signs in Times Square
Through January 31, 2013 - New York

This January, supernovas, cosmic collisions and stellar patterns will collide on the billboards in Times Square, turning the “Crossroads of the World” into the “Crossroads of the Universe.” The “Midnight Moment,” presented by the Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) and Times Square Arts, launches its 2013 season with Stasis, a celestial inspired piece by artists Taxiplasm & Jonathan Henry. The synchronized art program will be shown on over fifteen of the largest digital screens in Times Square every night at 11:57 pm – midnight, as part of the largest coordinated effort in history by sign operators in Times Square to display daily, synchronized creative content. Tourists and metro area residents have been raving about the late night free attraction and digital gallery that is bringing creativity, energy and cutting-edge graphics, and digital art to the Crossroads of the World. The “Midnight Moment” is the largest coordinated effort in history by the sign operators in Times Square to display synchronized, cutting-edge creative content on billboards throughout Times Square every night. The program, formerly known as Times Square Moment: A Digital Gallery, premiered in May 2012 and is organized and supported by the Times Square Advertising Coalition in partnership with Times Square Arts, the public art program for the Times Square Alliance, with additional partners of participating sign holders and artists. Each night, Times Square becomes a digital art gallery through dazzling visuals on select billboards. Every show begins at 11:57pm with a "countdown" that signals the start of the 3 minute nightly presentation. Content changes monthly; selected works are announced in the weeks preceding the start of a new show as are the exact signs participating in that month's selection. For more information: “Times Square Moment: A Digital Gallery”: www.TimesSquareNYC.org/arts TSAC: http://www.timessquareadcoalition.org/

Abolishing Slavery: The 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation - New-York Historical Society
Through January 31, 2013 - New York

The New-York Historical Society commemorates the sesquicentennial of the Emancipation Proclamation with a display of rare documents from the Gilder Lehrman Collection, including an important 1864 printing of the Emancipation Proclamation and a congressional copy of the Thirteenth Amendment resolution, both bearing the signature of Abraham Lincoln.

Alexander Rutsch 2013 Award and Solo Exhibition for Painting - Pelham Art Center
Through February 01, 2013 - Pelham

Solo Exhibition May 3 - June 29, 2013, and $5,000 cash award. U.S. based artists 19 years of age and older. All work submitted must be available for exhibit. Entries must be received by February 1, 2013. Download prospectus and apply online beginning November 1, 2012, at www.pelhamartcenter.org/rutsch.

Hosh Kids Open House Week - Hosh Kids
Through February 01, 2013 - Williamsburg

Learn about the yoga and arts programs offered by Hosh Kids.

Anything can substitute art: George Maciunas in SoHo - The Cooper Union Gallery
Through February 02, 2013 - New York

Anything can substitute art: George Maciunas in SoHo, a singular exhibition that brings never seen before Maciunas pieces to the United States, sheds new light on a pivotal historic period for both the city of New York and contemporary art's recent history. By connecting the countercultural activism of the 1960’s and 1970’s to the moment of Fluxus, an international network of artists, composers and designers noted for blending different artistic media and disciplines in the 1960s, the exhibition features over 170 objects, documents, ephemera, personal items, and films. These works were created by a variety of Fluxus artists, specifically focusing on the Fluxus founder and self-appointed "chairman," George Maciunas (1931-1978, graduated from The Cooper Union in 1952). The exhibition will include rarely exhibited early work by Maciunas, such as his self-portraits, as well as the entire Atlas of Russian History (1953), along with Fluxus manifestos, charts, interviews, and Maciunas’ plans for artist housing in SoHo. Anything can substitute art: George Maciunas in SoHo was created in collaboration with The Jonas Mekas Visual Arts Center, Vilnius, Lithuania, and The School of Art at The Cooper Union. WHERE: The Cooper Union - 41 Cooper Gallery 41 Cooper Square (entrance at 3rd Ave at East 7th Street) Lower Level 1 NY, NY, 10003 Subways: Astor Place (6), 8th Street (N, R) WHEN: Opening reception: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 from 6-8PM, closing February 2, 2013 Gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am to 6 pm Dates closed: Mondays, Sundays, and winter holiday (Friday, December 21, 2012- Tuesday, January 1, 2013) COST: Free and open to the public INFO: 212.353.4200, or email artschool@cooper.edu Find The Cooper Union on Facebook at https://facebook.com/cooperunion and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/cooperunion.

SPIRITS OF EXIT ELEVEN - The Lion Theatre, Theatre Row
Through February 02, 2013 - New York

World Premiere of Spirits of Exit Eleven January 10 – February 2, 2013 Opening Set for Thursday, January 17th at The Lion Theatre, Theatre Row Justin Reinsilber presents the World Premiere of Michael Puzzo’s Spirits of Exit Eleven from January 10 – February 2, 2013 at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row (410 W. 42nd Street, NYC). The play is directed by Frank Licato and opens on January 17th at 8pm. Tickets are $19.25 (which includes a $1.25 restoration charge) and can be purchased online at www.telecharge.com, by phone at 212-239-6200 / 800-432-7250 or in person at Theatre Row Box Office. Spirits of Exit Eleven tells the darkly comic tale of a ragtag crew of outcasts struggling to keep their dignity and their livelihood afloat at a rundown New Jersey Strip club/pizza parlor on Halloween. www.spiritsofexiteleven.com The cast introduces newcomer Nicole Balsam and includes Mike Carlsen (The Wood, Rattlestick; “30 Rock;” “Pan Am;” Wreck it Ralph), Shane Patrick Kearns (“Law & Order SVU”), Stephen Payne (The Empty Ocean, Stella Adler, Sailor's Song by John Patrick Shanley, The Public Theater), and Deborah Rayne (“A Gifted Man,” “All My Children”). Scenic design is by David Meyer, with lighting design by Adam Greene, costume design by Alexis Forte, sound design by Donald Stark, choreography by Marlo Hunter, and fight choreography by David Anzuelo. The playing schedule for Spirits of Exit Eleven is as follows: Wednesday – Saturday at 8PM, with added performances on Monday, January 14 and Tuesday, January 15 at 8PM.

Christine Andreas - 54 Below
Through February 02, 2013 - New York

Christine Andreas seduces her audience with an honesty, integrity, self-deprecating wit and scent of sexuality that would make anyone gladly fly to the moon with her. She can swing from sensual soprano to killer queen in a heartbeat, from the White House to the Great White Way. Ms. Andreas first captured the hearts of Broadway theatregoers as Eliza Doolittle in the 20th anniversary production of My Fair Lady, for which she won the Theatre World Award. She went on to star in Oklahoma! and On Your Toes (receiving Tony nominations for each), The Scarlet Pimpernel and, just recently, La Cage Aux Folles. From 2006-7, she received rave reviews in the national tour of The Light in the Piazza.

Vital Signs - New York Hall of Science
Through February 03, 2013 - Flushing

View original art inspired by our biological world with a special interest in what lies beneath its surface. Children under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

'Fiddler on the Roof' - Westchester Broadway Theatre
Through February 03, 2013 - Elmsford

Composer Jerry Bock and lyricist Sheldon Harnick teamed up with librettist Joseph Stein to create this timeless classic musical, magically woven with universal themes, music, dance, poignancy, and laughter. "Fiddler on the Roof" is based on "Tevye and His Daughters" and other tales by Sholem Aleichem that he wrote in Yiddish and published in 1894. Set in 1905, the musical takes place in Anatevka, a small Jewish village in Russia. The story revolves around the dairyman, Tevye, and his attempts to preserve his family's traditions in the face of a changing world. In this production, Tevye the dairyman is brought to life by Bill Nolte. His wife Golde will be played by Emily Zacharias. The daughters are Rachel Prather (Tzeitel), Sarah Rolleston (Hodel), Dana Glaus (Chava), and local children Gianna Florio and Julia Gold, who will alternate as Bielke, and Samantha Robins and Shannon Stout who will alternate as Shprintze. Terry Palasz is the meddling Matchmaker, Yente. The girls' suitors are Andrew Boza as Motel the tailor, Eric Johnson as the butcher, Lazar Wolfe, Joe Longthorne as the student revolutionary, Perchik, and Chris Giordano as Fyedka, the Russian Cossack. The cast also features Michael J. Farina as Mordcha the Innkeeper, Drew Martin as the Rabbi, Benjamin Dean as Mendel, Stephen Tewksbury as the constable, Lucas Thompson as Nachum, and Stephen Valenti as Avram. The production is directed and choreographed by Richard Stafford. Jesse Factor is the associate choreographer. The musical director is Leo P. Carusone, set design is by John Farrell, technical director is Steve Loftus, lighting design by Andrew Gmoser, sound design by Jonathan Hatton, costume design by Michael Bottari and Ronald Case, production stage manager is Victor Lukas and the assistant stage Mmnager is Ron Rogell. Properties are by Grumpy's Props. As with all our productions, Lisa Tiso is the associate producer.

Traveling Exhibit: Attack of the Bloodsuckers! - Long Island Children's Museum
Through February 03, 2013 - Garden City

Be the first to explore the science of what's eating you in this skin-crawling exhibition. Examine the what, why, when and how of mosquitoes, fleas, ticks, leeches and other parasites known as sanguinivores (creatures that eat blood). Learn why bloodsuckers are important to the ecosystem -- and how to keep them out of your system. Attack of the Bloodsuckers! offer visitors the chance to look a real leech in the mouth; pull off your socks and test your bug-appealing foot odor; receive a big hug from a giant, inflating tick; get itchy and knotty with the life-size game of "Twitcher" — a buggy variation on Twister. The exhibit runs through February 3, 2013.

Museum as Hub: Walking Drifting Dragging - New Museum
Through February 03, 2013 - New York

"Walking Drifting Dragging" is a one-month-long presentation of works by four emerging artists/collectives: Eunji Cho (Seoul), Ellie Ga (New York), Paulo Nazareth (Belo Horizonte, Brazil), and Mriganka Madhukaillya and Sonal Jain of Desire Machine Collective (Guwahati, India). The artists share a common preoccupation with walking, roaming, and drifting--moving slowly, close to the ground--and documenting their travels within highly personal terms that blend cartography with memory. All four have embarked on epic journeys, such as crossing an entire continent on foot or floating through the darkness of the Arctic for months--each one motivated by a different impulse or political perspective. Collectively, the artists work against contemporary notions of immediacy and access in a globalized world where any data point appears to be a search away and other cultures can seem legible with a quick round-trip. Their works dramatize distance between countries and cultures, across borders and time zones, to demonstrate how layered and complex a local stretch of terrain can be. "Walking Drifting Dragging" is presented in collaboration with the Museum as Hub and organized by Lauren Cornell, Curator of the 2015 Triennial, Digital Projects, and Museum as Hub.

Fantasy and Invention: Rosso Fiorentino and Sixteenth-Century Florentine Drawing - Morgan Library & Museum
Through February 03, 2013 - New York

The Morgan presents this exhibition on the occasion of an important loan from the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore: Rosso Fiorentino's Holy Family with the Young Saint John the Baptist. Executed around 1520 and one of only three paintings by the artist in America, the Holy Family is the centerpiece of this rich and focused exhibition of drawings and artists' letters. Complementing Rosso's striking painting are nearly twenty Florentine High Renaissance and Mannerist drawings from the Morgan's collection, including major examples by Andrea del Sarto; Rosso's contemporaries Jacopo Pontormo, Giorgio Vasari, and Francesco Salviati, all of whom also worked in Andrea del Sarto's studio; and other preeminent draftsmen of the period such as Michelangelo, Baccio Bandinelli, Agnolo Bronzino, and Alessandro Allori. A rare drawing by Rosso, on loan from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, is also on view.

The World of D.D. and Leslie Tillett - Museum of the City of New York
Through February 03, 2013 - New York

The World of D.D. and Leslie Tillett is the first retrospective of the work of textile designers D.D. Tillett (1917-2008) and Leslie Tillett (1915-1992), two important figures in the history of post-war American design. The exhibition will introduce the work of these remarkable designers to a new generation.

dreamgirls - 133rd street arts center
Through February 03, 2013 - new york

DREAMGIRLS is a musical based on the show business aspirations and successes of renowned R&B acts: The Supremes, The Shirelles, James Brown and others. The musical is a classic, "rags to riches" tale of three young African American female singers who begin as innocents and ultimately triumph over jealousies, deceptions and a ruthless music industry. The Harlem Repertory Theatre presents an intimate chamber version of DREAMGIRLS with a cast of 10 that will be performed in the heart of Harlem. The twelve-time AUDELCO-nominated Harlem Repertory Theatre is continuing its 2012-2013 season with an encore performance of its well reviewed production of Dreamgirls, performed as an intimate chamber version of the classic R&B musical drama. Ten talented actor/singers bring this dazzling rags to riches story to life in two settings: Act One will be played in the proscenium theatre at the 133rd Street Arts Center, while Act Two will be performed in the semi round with the actors performing onstage and around the audience. Two-time AUDELCO winner, Keith Lee Grant, directed and choreographed the production. Mr. Grant shifts the focus of this iconic musical from flashy sets and costumes to the moment-to-moment emotional development of the characters: from aspiring novices in the 1960s R&B music industry to highly polished –albeit somewhat jaded- international stars.

Richard Artschwager! - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through February 03, 2013 - New York

Richard Artschwager's first solo exhibition was in 1965 at the age of forty-two at Leo Castelli Gallery. Since then his work has been shown throughout the world, and his enigmatic and diverse oeuvre has been influential, yet not thoroughly understood. This exhibition is a comprehensive review of Artschwager's remarkable creative exploration of the mediums of sculpture, painting, and drawing and the first retrospective exhibition of Artschwager's work since one organized at the Whitney in 1988.

SibShops - JCC on the Hudson
Through February 04, 2013 - Tarrytown

SIBSHOPS provides a therapeutic support group for siblings (K-5th grades) who have brothers or sisters with special needs. It gives them the unique opportunity to find peer support in a confidential, activity-based group, and to learn they are not alone. Call 914-366-7898 for group day/time and more information.

New Photography 2012 - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through February 04, 2013 - Midtown

New Photography 2012 presents five artists -- Michele Abeles, Birdhead (Ji Weiyu and Song Tao), Anne Collier, Zoe Crosher, and Shirana Shahbazi -- whose varied techniques and backgrounds represent the diversity and vitality of photography today.

Make Art a Part of your New Year - Agora Gallery
Through February 05, 2013 - New York

If you're looking for something to brighten up the winter days and start your year on a positive note, Agora Gallery's January exhibitions are for you. The Substance of Abstraction gifts its audience with an inspiring new perspective, bringing out the mystery and attraction of the aspects of life and the world that are so often overlooked. With a beguiling charm, these artworks gently persuade you to embrace what you see - and to see the best of what is there. Joyful, lively and possessed of an appealing sense of fun, the works in Portals of Perception engage fully in both personal and shared experience, reflecting everything that is most intriguing and exciting. A perfectly poised impression of harmony pervades throughout, combining diverse themes and forms to make a wonderful, balanced whole. The exhibitions will open on January 16, 2013 and run until February 5, 2013. The opening reception will take place on the evening of Thursday, January 17, 2013. Entrance is free and all art enthusiasts are warmly welcomed to attend and add art to the start of their new year. Exhibition Dates: January 16, 2013 – February 5, 2013 Reception: Thursday, January 17, 2013, 6-8 pm Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, New York City Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat, 11a.m. - 6 p.m. Event URL: http://www.agora-gallery.com/receptionexhibitions/1_17_2013.aspx

Faces and Figures - Stamford Art Association
Through February 07, 2013 - Stamford

An open juried art exhibit for distinguished and creative expression depicting faces and figures at the Stamford Art Association. This year's juror is local artist and teacher, Eddie Nino. January 13 - February 7, 2013.

Ultimate Fitness for Kids with Special Needs - 14th Street Y
Through February 08, 2013 - East Village

A total body fitness class for kids ages 10-14 who are on the autism spectrum. Kids will learn how to exercise in a safe and fun way. The Ultimate Fitness program encourages a supportive atmosphere through a variety of exercises designed to increase physical fitness and promote teamwork. Activities include obstacle courses, exercise circuits, relay races, and lots of fun, team-related games. This class is part of the 14th Street Y's Kol Program, which hosts several weekend classes for kids with special needs. The program is geared for children on the high-functioning end of the autistic spectrum and children with communication and language delays. For more information or to receive an application, contact Amanda Kayam at Amanda_Kayam@14StreetY.org or 646-395-4339.

Restaurant Week Menu - Elevate Restaurant & Lounge
Through February 08, 2013 - New York

During NYC's celebration of its great restaurants, Elevate -- featuring New American cuisine with a Japanese twist in the Wyndham Garden Chinatown -- will offer a 3-course prix-fixe Brunch menu ($18) and 3-course prix-fixe dinner menu ($38).

Restaurant Week Menu - Le Cirque
Through February 08, 2013 - New York

The stunning restaurant will be offering special Winter Restaurant Week for lunch ($25) and dinner ($38). Main course options include Seared Merlu, Roasted Berkshire Pork Loin, Seared Atlantic Salmon, Flounder "Le Cirque," and Braised Short Ribs. Click here to view the full menu. Tax and gratuity not included.

Restaurant Week Menu - Circo
Through February 08, 2013 - New York

Circo will be offering special Winter Restaurant Week for lunch ($25) and dinner ($38). Main course options include Ravioli di Mamma Egi (ricotta di bufala, spinach ravioli, butter, sage), Salmone alla Griglia (white bean ragu, zucchine, tomato brodo), Spezzatino di Cinghiale (wild boar stew, creamy polenta), and Pollo (Amish organic brick pressed chicken, roasted brussel sprouts, pancetta, cipolline onions, Tuscan potatoes). Click here for more information. Tax and gratuity not included.

MANILOW ON BROADWAY - St. James Theatre
Through February 09, 2013 - New York

Seventeen performances only!

Holiday Train Show - Grand Central Terminal
Through February 10, 2013 - New York

Grand Central Terminal turns 100 in 2013 and we're starting the party early with our eleventh annual Holiday Train Show! In a brand new layout built by Lionel, model Metro-North and New York Central trains depart from a miniature Grand Central on their way North on a 34' long, two-level "O" gauge layout. Vintage model trains from the Museum's collection will also be on display joined by stunning New York Central railroad posters harkening back to Grand Central's heyday as the nexus of long distance and commuter train travel. Salute the Centennial with your very own Lionel Grand Central Express Passenger Set, unveiled and on sale at the Museum Store.

Susan Roecker Cat Exhibition - Avenue C Studio
Through February 10, 2013 - New York

East Village Dance Project/GOH Productions present cat - an exhibition of ink drawings & woodcuts by Susan Roecker.

11th Annual Holiday Train Show - New York Transit Museum Shop in Grand Central Terminal
Through February 10, 2013 - Midtown

The New York Transit Museum presents its Holiday Train Show at its store in Grand Central, with a brand new layout wherein model Metro-North and New York Central trains depart from a miniature Grand Central on their way North on a 34' long, two-level "O" gauge layout. Vintage model trains from the museum's collection will also be on display joined by stunning New York Central railroad posters harkening back to Grand Central's heyday as the nexus of long distance and commuter train travel.

Raw/Cooked: Duron Jackson - Brooklyn Museum
Through February 10, 2013 - Brooklyn

Jackson's multimedia installation evokes a private library or reading room, where viewers are invited to contemplate themes of race and power embedded in American history and culture. A minimalist white cube chair is situated at the center of a carpet, both constructed by the artist from black-and-white dominoes. Jackson's Blackboard Paintings -- large-scale geometric abstractions rendered in graphite and blackboard paint -- cover the surrounding walls. These works present abstracted aerial views of specific American prisons. Jackson juxtaposes his abstract works with Malvina Hoffman's early modern sculptural portrait, Senegalese Soldier. Drawn from the Museum's permanent collection, Hoffman's larger-than-life-sized bust stands at the center of the installation. In Rumination, Jackson brings together historical and contemporary cultural representations to explore the inter-related histories of incarceration, surveillance, and control.

From Farm to City: Staten Island, 1661-2012 - Museum of the City of New York
Through February 10, 2013 - New York

From Farm to City: Staten Island, 1661-2012 highlights the history of changing land use on the island that has been an important part of the life of New York and its harbor for over 350 years. The exhibition illuminates Staten Island's varied history as home to farms and fishing ports, small towns and suburbs, resorts and estates, industry and business, parks and wetlands, and dynamic and diverse downtowns that continue to reinvent themselves. New panoramic color photographs by Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao capture the varied and often striking vistas of Staten Island today.

Westport Arts Center presents TOY DESIGN COMPETITION - Westport Arts Center
Through February 11, 2013 - Westport

Inspired by WAC's upcoming exhibition, "William Wegman: The Traveler," WAC seeks toy designs conceived by children ages 5-12 for a juried contest. Submit up to three concepts, be it a manipulative toy, action figures, game, or animated robots. A maximum level of creativity, playfulness, fantasy, humor, and imagination are strongly encouraged. Entries due February 11.

Casting the Divine - Rubin Museum of Art
Through February 11, 2013 - New York

A group of 104 sculptures on long-term loan to the Rubin Museum of Art will be exhibited together for the first time in the United States. A selection of the works was previously exhibited at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, in the United Kingdom, in 1999. The collection is known as the Nyingjei Lam Collection, which means "path of compassion."

Grand Opening - RetroFitness Syosset/Plainview
Through February 13, 2013 - Syosset

Want the convenience of a modern gym at a fraction of the price? Check out RetroFitness where the goal is health and fitness and the price is $19.99 per month for life. Classes are starting up now. Childcare is available. The Grand Openinruns through February 13, 2013.

Leo Villareal's BUCKYBALL - Madison Square Park
Through February 15, 2013 - New York

Madison Square Park Conservancy's Mad. Sq. Art program presents a new, monumental sculpture by world-renowned artist Leo Villareal. Largely inspired by the work of Buckminster Fuller, Villareal's BUCKYBALL applies concepts of geometry and mathematical relationships within a towering 30-foot tall, illuminated sculpture.

Materializing 'Six Years': Lucy R. Lippard and the Emergence of Conceptual Art - Brooklyn Museum
Through February 17, 2013 - Prospect Heights

This exhibition is devoted to examining the defining impact Lucy R. Lippard's groundbreaking book Six Years had on the emergent Conceptual art movement. Published in 1973, Six Years simultaneously catalogued and described the development of conceptual art practices in the late sixties and early seventies, and is now widely considered an essential reference work for the period. Using the book's content to structure the exhibition, Materializing "Six Years" showcases the artists brough


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