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TODAY'S FAMILY & KIDS ACTIVITIES IN BRONX-JUL 24

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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!.

East End GreenFest - Strawberry Fields Fairgrounds
July 24, 2010 - Mattituck

This festival features Green Living exhibits, kids' entertainment and exhibits, local wineries, healthy and local food, Green vendors, natural and handmade crafters, and local non profit organizations. Families can enjoy over 14 original bands and performers on Long Island's first solar-powered stage. Performers included hula hoopers, poi arts dancers, street performers, local dance troupes and a contortionist; even solar powered WIFI. Bring non- perishable food items to be donated to the local food bank.

Hummingbirds - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Outdoor Discovery Center
July 24, 2010 - Cornwall

Learn about hummingbirds through an illustrated presentation. The program concludes with an outdoor walk to observe live hummingbirds in the garden.

Scientist At Work - Greenburgh Nature Center
July 24, 2010 - Scarsdale

Assist the "Mad Scientist" curator of Living Collections Travis Brady in performing wacky experiments, and discover some of the weirder wonders of science.

Summer Family Camp Out - Stamford Museum & Nature Center
July 24, 2010 - Stamford

Pitch your tent on the meadow and eat a barbeque dinner. Tour the farm, walk to the Observatory for a planetarium show and a look through the telescope. Pancakes served the next morning by the SM&NC staff. For more information call 203-322-1646 ext.6521. Pre-registrations accepted starting June 1.

Summer Family Day at The Noguchi Museum - The Noguchi Museum
July 24, 2010 - Long Island City

Families with children between the ages of 2 and 12 are invited to explore the museum's galleries, participate in art making activities, and enjoy live music.

Family Fun Day - Mercy Corps' Action Center to End World Hunger
July 24, 2010 - Battery Park City

Learn how to take action against hunger and poverty through interactive exhibits and fun activities. Families will also learn about climate change and how to decrease their carbon footprint through gardening, recycling, and other fun family projects.

History Play Date: Sewing Bee - Dyckman Farmhouse Museum
July 24, 2010 - Manhattan

Young boys and girls are invited to take part in a sewing bee, where they can learn or practice their stitching skills, get tips on their stitching projects, and socialize with their peers, just as people did 200 ago. Recommended for children age 5 and up. Reservations required. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Canoe the Lullwater - Audubon Center
July 24, 2010 - Brooklyn

Kids ages 8 and up, and their families enjoy a day of canoeing on the beautiful Lullwater to The Lake and back. Get creekside views of wading birds and basking turtles.

Olympic Gold Medal Gymnast Nastia Liukin Hosts Gymnastics Class, Fashion Presentation, and Signs Autographs - Greely Square Park in front of JCPenney
July 24, 2010 - Manhattan

Girls ages 4-12 are invited to participate in a stretching and tumbling class given by 2008 Olympic gold medal gymnast Nastia Liukin and qualified gymnastic teachers from local gyms (space is limited, and each child must have a parent present to sign a waiver). Liukin will speak to girls and provide styling tips, motivational advice on feeling confident, achieving your goals, and girl empowerment. Liukin will also debut her new collection, "Supergirl by Nastia," in a fashion presentation given by a local dance troupe. Afterwards, there will be a meet-and-greet session with Liukin.

Justin Roberts in Concert - Highline Ballroom
July 24, 2010 -

Roberts will play from his collection of hits, including songs from his recently released CD entitled "Jungle Gym."

Form and Function: Stained Glass WIndows - The Skyscraper Museum
July 24, 2010 - Manhattan

Kids will learn the decorative and functional uses of stained-glass windows, then create their own.

Seaport Music Cruise - Circle Line Downtown
July 24, 2010 -

Dance the night away with the evening New York skyline. Live in the moment as the DJ plays your favorite club hits. Themed music nights capture the rhythm of your soul. With three levels -- indoor and outdoor -- ZEPHYR provides a unique venue for an exciting memorable evening. Indulge in 2 cash bars and drink specials all night. Boards at 8:45pm, returns at 11pm. $29. Must be 21+.

The Rewind Show - Highline Ballroom
July 24, 2010 -

Every Saturday night, the Highline combiniesg the live music of the 80's Rock & Roll era along with the best DJ's spinning the present hits. 21 & over. Doors at 10:30pm, show at 11pm. $20. RSVP to [email protected]

Gospel Lunch Cruise Series - Spirit Cruises
July 24, 2010 -

These 2-hour lunch cruises feature a live gospel performance by a contemporary choir. Enjoy a bountiful lunch buffet and good fellowship while sailing around lower Manhattan. From $44.90 per person.

Latin Moonlight Cruise Series - Spirit Cruises
July 24, 2010 -

Spirit Cruises and Xceptional Entertainment present Hot Latin nights featuring a 1/2-hour dockside party and two and one-half hour cruise. DJs will play the hottest Latin and R&B tracks while we sail the Hudson in sophisticated style. Cash bar available. Note: 21 years of age or older with a valid ID to board. Try the VIP Package which includes a table on the 3rd deck VIP level, a server for drink orders and a buffet. Boarding: Midnight. Cruising: 12:30am - 3:00am. $29.90 per person*

On the Waterfront - Melting Pot Global Music Series - Water Taxi Beach - South Street Seaport
July 24, 2010 -

World-renowned DJs, premier singers, dancers, videos and poets in the global soul dance music scene. Melting Pot Global resident DJs Kervyn Mark, Kamala and famous DJ friends will play the best in global, soulful house, disco classics, soul and funk to the late night hours. Beach opens at 1:00pm. Admission: $10, beginning at 8:00pm. 21+ after 8:00pm.

Explore the Stream - Earthplace
July 24, 2010 - Westport

Children and their parents can learn more about the streams and rivers that run through our towns. Explore Stony Brook to learn how water moves dirt, how animals cope with big rainstorms, who lives in the water, what plants do well in watery soil, and so much more. We’ll get right into the water, so wear sneakers and old clothes. Included with regular admission.

Critters & Crafts - Earthplace
July 24, 2010 - Westport

A family program with live animal, story & project. There is a different theme each week. Child must be accompanied by an adult. Ages: 3-10. Included with regular admission.

Midsummer Night Music with the Ridgefield Symphony - Lasdon Park, Arboretum and Veterans Memorial
July 24, 2010 - Somers

The Ridgefield Symphony will present a special concert for families. The park opens at 5pm for picnicking; refreshments will be available for purchase. Bring lawn chairs for seating. Weather permitting.

Night by Moonlight - Marshlands Conservancy
July 24, 2010 - Rye

Explore nighttime and all its sounds, smells, sights and secrets on a walk along the meadow and down to the salt marsh by the light of the moon.

Artist Gallery - Muscoot Farm
July 24, 2010 - Katonah

See the exhibition, "Botanical Insights" which showcasing the drawings and watercolors of students under the instruction of Corinne Lapin-Cohen.

The Bossy Frog Band - Tappan Library
July 24, 2010 - Tappan

Join the entire Bossy Frog Band in the Tappan Memorial Park (located directly behind the Library) for a family music concert featururing Jeffrey on banjo and guitar, Alice the hula hooping fiddler and Joe the singing bass player. Plus, there will be a special appearance by The Bossy Frog himself.

Discovering Wildflower Island - Teatown Lake Reservation
July 24, 2010 - Ossining

Explore Wildflower Island, a unique, 2-acre refuge that is home to over 230 native and endangered species of wildflowers. Reservations are required.

Jack & the Beanstalk - Puppetworks
July 24, 2010 - Brooklyn

This kid-friendly production features a "live" giant and original musical song score, adapted for Marionettes by Nicolas Coppola.

The Wizard of Oz (One Hour Abridged Version) - Airport Playhouse
July 24, 2010 - Bohemia

Families can see a one-hour abridged version of the classic story "The WIzard of Oz" live on stage. Appropriate for ages 3 and up. Saturdays, through July 24, as well as some weekday performances. See schedule online.

Amazing Animals - Stepping Stones Museum for Children
July 24, 2010 - Norwalk

Visitors from the New Canaan Nature Center present furry, scaly and feathery animals native to the USA.

Central Park Conservancy's Summer Chess Series - Chess & Checkers House
July 24, 2010 - Manhattan

Learn local Grandmasters' secrets to improve your chess game and then test your new skills against theirs or a friend's.

Saw Mill River Audubon Summer Fliers - Pruyn Sanctuary
July 24, 2010 - Chappaqua

Stroll through the garden, arboretum and woodland trails to learn more about butterflies, dragonflies, hummingbirds and other birds that may be seen at high summer. Pre-registration is required.

The Bossy Frog Band - Tappan Library
July 24, 2010 - Tappan

Join the entire Bossy Frog Band in the Tappan Memorial Park (behind the Library) for a family concert featuring Jeffrey on banjo and guitar, Alice the hula hooping fiddler and Joe the singing bass player. Watch for an appearance by The Bossy Frog himself.

Saturday Night Cruise on the Hudson - Queen of Hearts
July 24, 2010 -

Why party indoors on a beautiful Summer Saturday night, when you can live it up on a lavish cruise boat? On July 24, we present to you a 3-level bash aboard the Queen of Hearts! On the main level - piped up to the gorgeous outdoor deck - DJ Marc Anthony spins hip-hop, house, Top 40 & rock classics. Downstairs, DJ Hollywood plays a mix of latin & reggae. Enjoy an amazing view of the Hudson, Ellis Island, Statue of Liberty & Governor's Island while you dance & drink the night away! Boarding is from 8-9, and we sail until 12:30. All tickets permit you to free admission to your choice of after party: Taj, The Imperial, Suzie Wong, Pacha or D'Or. Pier # 40 is located at the corner of West Houston Street & the West Side Highway. Birthday or bachelor(ette) parties of 10+ will receive a free bottle of champagne to help you begin celebrating & 10% off your tickets! Please call 212 600 9297 to arrange.

Night Flyers - Teatown Lake Reservation
July 24, 2010 - Ossining

The animals of the night are among the most mysterious. Learn about owls, bats and other animals that use the cover of darkness to hunt and move around. Pre-registration is required.

Seven Seas Treasure Hunt - Suffern Free Library
July 24, 2010 - Suffern

Ramapo Central School children in grades 2nd-5th are invited to take a monster and safari hunt. Search for adventure in the magical Seven Seas Treasure Hunt through the children's room. Register online beginning July 17th.

Movies for Kids and Their Families: Bedknobs and Broomsticks - Jacob Burns Film Center
July 24, 2010 - Pleasantville

Three kids and an amateur witch help stop an invasion in this musical fantasy which features special effects and a combination of live action and cartoon sequences.

"Seussical" - Westchester Sandbox Theatre
July 24, 2010 - Mamaroneck

A charming musical based on the classic tales of Dr. Seuss. The famous characters come to life in this rock and roll musical about believing in yourself.

Family Art Project: Water, Water Everywhere - Wave Hill
July 24, 2010 - Bronx

Sketch the river landscape and the Aquatic Garden, run through sprinklers, and discover that water really is everywhere. Use water with paint, crayons and collage to create liquid landscapes to take home.

The Frog Prince - Emelin Theatre
July 24, 2010 - Mamaroneck

Follow along as a lonely frog retrieves a golden ball for Princess Prim in exchange for friendship and comfort. Find out hat happens when the spoiled princess doesn't want to live up to her part of the bargain, and puts her royal Knights on alert. Presented by children in Missoula Children's Theatre's camp.

Bugs Don't Bug Us - New Jersey Children's Museum
July 24, 2010 - Paramus

Learn about bugs, camoflague and metamorphosis. Hunt for bugs during a "bug hunt," hear bug stories and make a bug catcher during craft time.

Bugs Don't Bug Us - New Jersey Children's Museum
July 24, 2010 - Paramus

Learn about bugs, camoflague and metamorphosis. Hunt for bugs during a "bug hunt," hear bug stories and make a bug catcher during craft time.

What Floats Your Boat? A Family Workshop - Nassau County Museum of Art
July 24, 2010 - Roslyn Harbor

The museum's current exhibition, The Sea Around Us, has inspired this family adventure in miniature boat making. In collaboration with the Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum, the museum offers a fun session that demonstrates easy ways of constructing boats and sails. At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will set their boats afloat on the museum’s own pond. Held rain or shine. Advance registration required. Reserve at nassaumuseum.org/events. For information, email [email protected]

Naturepalooza: Family Concert & Campfire - New Canaan Nature Center
July 24, 2010 - New Canaan

Bring a picnic dinner, blanket for a family concert with Matt Black (the center's long-time summer camp director) and MOBRO, Fairfield County's bluegrass brothers. Concert will be followed by a marshmallow roast around the campfire. Register by July 23.

Wonders of Wildlife - Beardsley Zoo
July 24, 2010 - Bridgeport

Meet some of the world's most diverse animals and learn about the adaptations that allow these animals to call places like deserts, rain forests, wetlands and Connecticut home. Free with admission.

Dr K's Motown Revue - Celebrating 50 Years of Motown! - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
July 24, 2010 -

Doors 6pm, Show 8pm. $10 adv, $15 door. Celebrate 50 Years of Motown with Dr. K's Motown Revue. This outstanding band of musicians and singers takes you on a very realistic journey of the Motown sound, and makes you want to sing along on every familiar song they play. They have kept the Motown sound true to its roots and each and every performance they do transports you back to another era . . . what a ride! Their appeal in large part is attributable to the perfect blend of the Motown era costumes worn and the outstanding group of singers who compliment this latter day "Funk Brothers" type band of musicians. Each singer is quite capable of fronting any band as a soloist and the combination of singers is more than enough to deliver authentically the vocal sound of the Motown roster of artists from that time. "Dr. K's Motown Revue is the most authentic Motown band since the original Funk Bros...It is a great treat for me to perform with them." - Alan Slutsky, consummate musician, composer, and author of the hit movie "Standing In The Shadows of Motown."

Critters & Crafts - Earthplace
July 24, 2010 - Westport

A family program with live animal, story & project. There is a different theme each week. Child must be accompanied by an adult. Ages: 3-10. Included with regular admission.

Explore the Stream - Earthplace
July 24, 2010 - Westport

Learn more about the streams and rivers that run through our towns. Explore Stony Brook to learn how water moves dirt, animals cope with big rainstorms, who lives in the water,and what plants do well in watery soil. Wear sneakers and old clothes and plan to get wet.

Summer Garden Maintenance - Culinary Kids Garden
July 24, 2010 - Queens

This workshop, presented by Culinary Kids Garden and the Olympus Garden Club, will provide instruction on weeding, pest management, mulching, harvesting, and composting.

Guided Tours of Citi Field - Citi Field
July 24, 2010 - Flushing

Visit the clubhouse, field and dugout, production areas, press box, suite levels, and the Mets Hall of Fame and Museum.

Kids Workhsop: Socrates World Cup - Socrates Sculpture Park
July 24, 2010 - Long Island City

Using papier-mache, kids design and create their own soccer ball sculpture to represent their native country, favorite league, or an invented team of their own.

"blood pudding" - Springfield Park
July 24, 2010 - Springfield Gardens

An inter-disciplinary theatre piece that celebrates the history of the black community in New Orleans.

Cinderella - Theatre Three
July 24, 2010 - Port Jefferson

Families can enjoy this heartwarming classic live on stage. Watch Cinderella at the Royal Ball, and see what happens when the Fairy Godmother adds a touch of magic.

Whodunnit - Houghton Hall - Trinity Episcopal Church
July 24, 2010 - Northport

Families can enjoy this comic murder mystery written by the great British playwright and screenwriter, Anthony Shaffer, performed by the Minstrel Players Theatre Company of Northport Village. Through August 1.

Ezra Jack Keats Story Hour - Prospect Park's Imagination Playground
July 24, 2010 - Brooklyn

Kids gather 'round Peter & Willy, the statue of two beloved Keats characters, for storytelling adventures sponsored by the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation.

Rooftop Films: Greetings From The Woods - The Old American Can Factory
July 24, 2010 -

NY Premiere! With a mixture of playful precision, humour and melancholy Mikel Cee Karlsson captures the dreams, relationships and everyday life of the denizens of his hometown, a tiny little village deep with the Swedish forest. Presented in partnership with: IFC, New York magazine, Swedish Film Institute & XO Projects THE FILMS GREETINGS FROM THE WOODS (Mikel Cee Karlsson | Sweden | 75 min.) Impeccably composed and entrancing from start to finish, Mikel Cee Karlsson's Greetings from the Woods is a masterful documentary about the town of Varberg, a beautiful little hamlet located deep within the Swedish forest. A former professional skateboarder and now a successful music video director, the filmmaker returned to Varberg to spend three years capturing the lovely charm and the magical and mundane habits of the longtime denizens of his boyhood home. His impressionistic portrait is filled with lovingly captured little moments: an eccentric local dressed as a Viking shops at a local strip mall; a tiny dog faces off against a herd of curious cattle; a seemingly endless parade of mopeds shoot down the road; a local photographer wanders through fairgrounds and local parks, capturing thousands of snapshots of the locals. Even the routine household rituals of Karlsson's parents--his father playing with the cat and salting slugs in the yard, his mother vacuuming the house and falling asleep in the living room--are assembled to create a delicate, intimate, yet exhilaratingly engaging ballet of motion and stillness. Since departing hometown years ago, Karlsson has achieved a great deal of success shooting and directing videos for many of Scandinavia's biggest stars - most notably Fever Ray. His videos show a keen eye and inventive imagination, and have won countless awards across Europe. Nonetheless, Greetings From the Woods shows a breadth of vision and a dedication to the art of verite documentary filmmaking that signals a great leap forward for Karlsson. One unforgettable montage starts in the waiting area of a maternity ward, with an expectant mother sitting, listening patiently--but with an unmistakable look of concern--as she listens to the almost comically pained wailing of another mother giving birth down the hall. We enter the delivery room to see the moment of birth, and the tormented cries of the mother suddenly give way to the quiet--but unmistakably messy--beauty of the mother holding her newborn in her arms for the first time; the infant is still fresh, wet and purple from the womb. A moment later the child is washed and dried by a nurse, and his screams mirror the panic his mother felt just moments earlier. Next we see the swaddled baby in his mother's arms, sleeping peacefully, as his grandfather looks over them with a smile on his face that is at once childlike, gleeful, and serene. This sequence segues into old archival super 8 footage of the town from long ago: runners race off into the hills at a local marathon, a farmer doffs his cap, an elk stares into the camera, a sunflower towers over us, two stories in the air. The sequence ends as we discover that the footage was shot by the local photographer, and we seem him sitting in his dark living room watching these childhood home movies on an old projector. Stretched across his face is a smile that is at once childlike, gleeful, and serene. Sequences such as these make Greetings much more than a series of beautiful images or a sentimental homage to a town. Karlsson's film captures the distinctly Swedish character of the people of Varberg, while simultaneously communicating subtly transcendent truths about love, life, humanity, nature, and, most of all, the passage of time. Karlsson's inspired eye behind the camera and subtly clever touch as an editor are given a perfect showcase in this extraordinary film, and Greetings From the Woods signals the emergence of a unique new talent in world cinema.

Love's Labours Lost - Municipal Parking Lot
Through July 24, 2010 -

Thursdays - Saturdays at 8:00 PM. The Drilling Company's Shakespeare in the Park(ing) Lot will open its 2010 season with "Love's Labours Lost," directed by Kathy Curtis, July 8 to 24. The season will also include "Julius Caesar," directed by Hamilton Clancy, July 29 to August 14. This is the 19th consecutive year for Shakespeare in the Park(ing) Lot, a favorite New York summertime cultural treat that is performed free in a municipal parking lot at the corner of Ludlow and Broome Streets, Manhattan. "Love's Labours Lost" is a seemingly lighthearted battle of the sexes, played out in disguises and hidden agendas. For "Fame's sake," the young King of Navarre and his three closest friends vow to study, fast and see no women for three years, only to have their solemn oaths challenged the very next day by the arrival of the Princess of France and three beautiful companions. Ideals of scholarship and dreams of "Fame" are forgotten in the pursuit of the "ideal" woman. The ensuing courtship becomes a shuffle of suitors as the men, in disguise, woo the ladies who, warned of the charade, have disguised themselves as well. With considerable wit, the ladies beat the gents at their own game and manage to teach them a lesson or two. But before the ruses can get sorted out and love's labors can come to fruition, there's a plot twist which stops all love's "proceedings" and leaves us with...a hell of a cliffhanger.

Noodle Women - Chen Dance Center Theater
Through July 24, 2010 -

An original and insightful look into food, cultural practices and being a girl in a Chinese family, Noodle Women is an exploration of acculturation with live innovative music and ensemble. New music composer Joel Davel weaves a sound score of text and electronic music sampled underneath his live performance on the Mariba Lumina.

Sister City: Beijing - New York Transit Museum
July 24, 2010 - Brooklyn

Children, ages 5 and up, learn about the ties between our large cities, and Beijing's subways and buses and then design unique postcards to send to our friends far away.

Jack-in-the-Box - Children's Museum of Manhattan
July 24, 2010 - Manhattan

Design a character that jumps out of a box using a rotating "cam."

Tour of Central Park Conservancy Soil, Water, and Ecology Lab - Coffey Park
July 24, 2010 - Brooklyn

Families learn about the local ecosystem from experts on this tour of the new Soil, Water, and Ecology Lab in Central Park. Participants leave together from Coffey Park and head by subway to the North Meadow Recreation Center.

Teddy Bear Picnic - Fort Greene Park
July 24, 2010 - Brooklyn

Children bring their favorite toy animal to the park where they listen to animal stories and facts.

Children's Hour - Salt Marsh Nature Center
July 24, 2010 - Brooklyn

Children, ages 12 and under, enjoy an afternoon of creative nature crafts. All materials provided.

Celebrate Brooklyn: Field of Dreams (Un Mundo Nuevo) - Prospect Park Bandshell
July 24, 2010 - Brooklyn

A DIY world's fair of music and art. Grammy-winning producer Andres Levin and The Bruce High Quality Foundation present a Bandshell-wide, all day event fit for all the senses. Musical and theatrical guests include: Cucu Diamantes, Luis Guzman, Pablo Picasso, M1 from Dead Prez, Los Hanky Panky vs. Yerba Buena, Les Nubians, Raven O, Francis And The Lights, Forro In The Dark, John Medeski,and more.

Yo Gabba Gabba Double Feature - Sony Wonder Technology Lab High Definition Theater
July 24, 2010 - Manhattan

Watch "Birthday" and "Dress Up" episodes. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Tech in the Plaza: Secrets of the Cell Phone - Sony Wonder Technology Lab
July 24, 2010 - Manhattan

Discover the secrets of the cell phone's internal assembly by taking it apart and identifying each piece.

Word for Word Theatre: 'A Grimm Reality' - Bryant Park Reading Room
July 24, 2010 - Manhattan

Acclaimed environmental theatre troupe "Theatre 4 the People" presents a modern adaptation of several Brothers Grimm fairy tales.

Everything You Wanted to Know About Honeybees - Garvies Point Museum & Preserve
July 24, 2010 - Glen Cove

Kids learn about honeybees in this nature program.

Alice In Wonderland - Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum
July 24, 2010 - Centerport

Enjoy the adventures of Alice, the white rabbit, and the Mad Hatter in Arena Players' performance of the classic Alice in Wonderland.

Dora the Explorer: Pirate Adventure - Gateway Playhouse
July 24, 2010 - Bellport

Kids ages 2 and older enjoy a live theatrical performance live on stage featuring this Nick Jr. favorite character.

CMEE 'Under the Sea' Summer Family Fair - Children's Museum of the East End
July 24, 2010 - Bridgehampton

Families can enjoy a day of live performances, bouncy castles, face painters, carnival games, art activities, food, merriment and more in this event that benefits the museum.

Rumplestiltskin - Nicu Spoon Theater
July 24, 2010 - Manhattan

A one-hour adaptation performed by live actors. Best suited for ages 4 and up.

Summer Cooking With Dave Martin: Barbequing - The International Culinary Center
July 24, 2010 -

Warm-weather recipes for summer barbecuing. Chef Martin's menu will have you making all-star dishes that will make you that star of any summer barbecue. He will teach you how to cook juicy Asian-inspired pork tenderloin and a quick and easy hanger steak -- no grill required -- along with updates on classic side dishes and a scrumptious dessert to round out the menu. Dave's famous "old school" four-cheese mac 'n' cheese, Caprese salad with basil oil and blue cheese and a mixed berry crumble dressed with a Golden Graham and pecan topping and crème fraîche. By the time you have completed this gourmet mouth-watering meal, relax and enjoy with the rest of the class. Taught by Dave Martin, who after Top Chef has continued to cook and make special appearances around the country and his first book, Flavor Quests, was published in October 2009. Classes are 3 hours long plus 1 hour of dinner.

Where the Sunrise Begins - Playing Mantis
July 24, 2010 - Manhattan

NY artist Wendy Popp will read "Where the Sunrise Begins," a picture book inspired by the prose of naturalist Doug Wood, and demonstrate her drawing method in pastel. Refreshments will be served and children will be invited to create their own images of the sunrise. Gifts will be awarded for a few exceptional creations.

Dynasty Handbag as "Detective Bags" in VERTititGO A HOT! Festival Presentation - Dixon Place
Through July 24, 2010 - Manhattan

As part of the Dixon Place 19th Annual HOT! Festival, everyone's favorite schizophrenic nutball Jibz Cameron/Dynasty Handbag returns with sluethful vengeance as "Detective Bags" in the world premiere of VERTititGO. This is Cameron's first commissioned piece with input from theatrical consultant Kate Valk. VERTititGO will run every Friday and Saturday in July, 7:30pm at Dixon Place.

'blood pudding,' a play by Sharon Bridgforth - Springfield Park
Through July 24, 2010 -

blood pudding explores the history of Black people in New Orleans through a magical layering of theater, dance and song. blood pudding is an inter-disciplinary theatre piece that celebrates the history of black people in New Orleans. Set in times/then and now, blood pudding explores a landscape of magic made of spirit and blood. Memory. Prayer. Dreams. The piece is choreographed, text is sung. A sense of the living, dead and unborn co-existing is communicated through many narrators layering languages and polyrhythmic telling. This is ritual theatre. The stage is a living altar, honoring blackness, indigenous people, and revolutions made of love. Catch blood pudding on July 24th (Springfield Park, Queens) and August 6th and 7th (Marcus Garvey Park, Manhattan).

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater - Central Park Mainstage
Through July 24, 2010 -

The world-renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to SummerStage for a weekend of cutting edge dance performances. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, one of the world's favorite dance companies, comes to SummerStage to show off the brilliant artistry and passionate energy that bring audiences around the globe to their feet night after night. What makes this phenomenal company so special is the incomparable sense of joy, freedom and spirit that the dancers and audiences share. Discover for yourself what millions of fans already know -- you don't just see an Ailey performance, you feel it. This engagement marks the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's return to Central Park, where their first SummerStage performance in 1993 yielded over 30,000 attendees and rave reviews. Alvin Ailey believed that "dance came from the people and should always be delivered back to the people." Join Ailey's acclaimed dancers in a moving celebration of the human spirit in their highly anticipated SummerStage homecoming performances this season.

Summer Flamenco Workshops w/ La Meira - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through July 24, 2010 -

Join La Meira this summer for a study of Tangos! She'll teach letras, remates & escobilla motifs focusing on movement quality. You'll work on technique and material in Tech Classes, letras & marcajes in "Bring your own Tangos", & footwork in the Improv Workshop. The summer session runs SATURDAY JUNE 19TH through Thursday July 24th. No class Saturday July 3rd.

Quilling Workshop - Bartow Pell Mansion
July 24, 2010 - Bronx

The art of paper filigree has been around for centuries. Learn how to curl, bend, and cut strips of fine paper into creative paper artwork. Tools and materials will be provided. Bring lunch. Pre-registration is required; space is limited.

Summer Owl Program with Birding Bob - Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
July 24, 2010 - Bronx

Join Dr. Robert DeCandido, Ph.D., better known as "Birding Bob," to learn about owls, their habitats, and how to find them. Then enjoy a walk and try to spot them on the grounds. Registration is requested.

Annual Family Campfire and Kayaking - Beczak Environmental Education Center
July 24, 2010 - Yonkers

Take out a kayak or choose a canoe ride; enjoy Catch of the Day Seining, barbequed hotdogs and hamburgers, roast marshmallows around a campfire, and live music. Make a collaborative craft project using recycled materials with artist Maggie Ens.

Goodfellas 20th Anniversary w/ Henry Hill - Museum of the American Gangster
July 24, 2010 -

Come and celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Academy Award winning American masterpiece, Goodfellas, and meet Henry Hill in person. At the Museum of the American Gangster. Movie screening and after party with Henry Hill & special guests. Saturday, July 24, 2010 - 6:00pm. Reservations required. Space is limited so first come first serve. Call 212-388-0388 to purchase tickets $99 General Admission, includes: -Goodfellas movie screening, with live introduction by Henry Hill & special guests -Copy of official Goodfellas 20th Anniversary program, signed by Henry Hill -Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult. $250 VIP, includes: -Select VIP seating for Goodfellas movie screening -Copy of official Goodfellas 20th Anniversary program, signed by Henry Hill -Private, intimate after-party with Henry Hill & special guests in an authentic Speakeasy -Refreshments and buffet -Free MOAG membership for one year -21 and over only

James Beard Foundation's Chefs and Champagne NY: Honoring Martha Stewart - Wölffer Estate Vineyard
July 24, 2010 -

The James Beard Foundation will honor multiple James Beard Award-winner Martha Stewart at Chefs & Champagne New York, the Foundation's annual summer fundraiser at Wölffer Estate Vineyard. This sumptuous tasting party features flowing Champagnes, the wines of Wölffer Estate Vineyard, beers from Stella Artois and culinary offerings from a select group of more than 30 fine chefs, many from JBF Award-winning restaurants. Funds raised at the event will help to support the James Beard Foundation's mission and programs. A silent auction consisting of fine dining experiences, wines and spirits, cookware and culinary travel packages will also raise funds for the non-profit James Beard Foundation.

3rd Annual City of Water Day Festival - Governors Island
July 24, 2010 -

A free day of entertainment, education, and adventure for the whole family, celebrating the potential of our waterfront. The festival will feature activities in Liberty State Park, Brooklyn Bridge Park, and Atlantic Basin. Highlights include narrated boat tours, fishing, races, sing-a-longs, arts and crafts, performances by local bands, food, and more.

Grand Opening - School of Rock
July 24, 2010 - Roslyn

Kids ages 7-18 can sign up for this performance-based rock music program. During this program, students learn the fundamentals of playing an instrument with a curriculum combining private lessons and group rehearsals. The Showcase Performance Program includes a weely private lesson as well as weekly 3-hour show rehearsal, culminating in a real concert at one of the area's music venues.

Imagination Playground Pop-Up Tour - Pierrepont Playground
July 24, 2010 - Brooklyn

With a focus on loose parts, Imagination Playground offers kids a changing array of elements that allows children to constantly reconfigure their environment and to design their own course of play. Kids play with Imagination Playground's loose parts, such as blue foam blocks, mats, wagons, fabric and crates.

Naturepalooza Family Concert & Campfire - New Canaan Nature Center
July 24, 2010 - New Canaan

Bring your own blanket, picnic dinner and be entertained with bluegrass music, acoustic guitar duets and a round of classic campfire songs. Guests of all ages are encouraged to bring an instrument and join in if they wish. The concert will be followed by a marshmallow roast around the campfire.

Film Screening: 'No Impact Man' - Action Center to End World Hunger
July 24, 2010 - Manhattan

The film follows the story of Colin Beavan, a man who decides to completely eliminate his personal impact on the environment for a year. At the screening, adults will learn from an exclusive Urban Gardening Project demonstration hosted by volunteering students from Stuyvesant High School. Visitors will be shown how to live more greenly – from recycling materials, indoor gardening, the benefits of raised gardening, and the processes of natural composting.

Summer Blockbuster Series: 'Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark' - Symphony Space
July 24, 2010 - Manhattan

Watch this classic film, complete with special effects, on the big screen.

Lincoln Center Festival - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Through July 25, 2010 -

Featuring ten North American, U.S., and New York premieres, and debuts. The Festival will unfold in seven venues on and off the Lincoln Center campus, including two major theater events on Governors Island -- the North American premiere of Peter Stein's 12-hour marathon production of Dostoyevsky's The Demons (also known as The Possessed) and the North American premiere of Toneelgroep Amsterdam's production of Pier Paolo Pasolini's searing Teorema, adapted and staged by Ivo van Hove. A Festival highlight will be performances of the complete works of Edgard Varese by Maestro Alan Gilbert and The New York Philharmonic, International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), led by Steven Schick, and other musicians and singers. The Festival also boasts the U.S. premiere of Yukio Ninagawa's lavish production, Musashi (which opens the Festival on July 7), based on a legendary samurai story, and the New York premiere of Complicite's Olivier Award-winning A Disappearing Number, conceived and directed by Simon McBurney, in the David H. Koch Theater. In all there will be 45 performances by artists and ensembles from 12 countries. Visit website for schedule.

Walking With Dinosaurs - Madison Square Garden
Through July 25, 2010 -

Dinosaurs once again roam the earth in a spectacular theatrical arena show based on the award-winning BBC Television Series. Internationally renowned designers have worked with scientists to create 15 life-size dinosaurs, including the terror of the ancient terrain, Tyrannosaurus-rex! Be amazed and thrilled as the greatest creatures ever to walk the earth return before your eyes. It's a dazzling 10 million pound arena spectacle of unprecedented size and quality set to captivate young and old alike. Marvel at the story of their 200 million year domination of life on earth. Watch them walk. Hear the roar. Be there as they fight for survival and supremacy. From the ripple of their skin to the glint in their eye, you will know the dinosaurs really have returned! So make sure you have your seat to see the return of the dinosaurs!

Mastering the Art of Chinese Painting: Xie Zhiliu (1910-1997) - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through July 25, 2010 -

This exhibition includes a selection of around one hundred works drawn from a recent gift of more than three hundred paintings, sketches and studies, poetry manuscripts, and artist's seals done by or for Xie Zhiliu (1910-1997), one of modern China's leading traditional artists and connoisseurs. Together, these studies illustrate how Chinese artists historically have learned both from earlier masterpieces as well as from nature, and provide unique insights into the artistic process.

31st Annual Thunderbird American Indian Mid-Summer Pow-Wow - Queens County Farm Museum
Through July 25, 2010 - Floral Park

New York City's oldest and largest powwow will feature three days of inter-tribal Native American dance competitions to which the public is invited. More than 40 Indian nations will be represented. A large selection of Native American art, crafts, jewelry, and foods will also be available.

Wonders of Wildlife - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
Through July 25, 2010 -

Come on over and meet some the world's most fascinating animals! Explore exotic places like deserts, rain forests, wetlands and even Connecticut's backyard forests while learning about the amazing adaptations that allow animals to call those places home. Presented at the Zoo's Learning Circle, this event is FREE with Zoo admission.

Connecticut Free Shakespeare Presents 'Twelfth Night' - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
Through July 25, 2010 -

Connecticut Free Shakespeare celebrates another extraordinary summer at Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo by presenting William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night." All shows at the Peacock Pavilion; rain location: the Carousel. FREE. For more information, call (203) 393-3213 or visit www.ctfreeshakespeare.org.

Theater for Kids: 'Jack and the Beanstalk: The True Story' - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
Through July 25, 2010 -

Connecticut Free Shakespeare presents an original musical production, perfect for children in preschool through first grade. Enjoy this traditional fairy tale...with a twist, daily on the New England Farmyard Stage. Performances are FREE with Zoo admission.

Theater for Kids: 'Jack and the Beanstalk: The True Story' - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
Through July 25, 2010 - Bridgeport

A twist on the traditional fairy tail geared towards children in preschool through first grade.

Street Fair - St. Irene Chrysovalantou Church
Through July 25, 2010 - Astoria

A street fair that offers something for all ages.

Connecticut Free Shakespeare Presents 'Twelfth Night' - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
Through July 25, 2010 - Bridgeport

Connecticut Free Shakespeare celebrates another summer at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo by presenting William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night.” All shows at the Peacock Pavilion; rain location: the Carousel.

The Eglevsky Ballet's Summer Workshop 2010 - Hofstra University
Through July 25, 2010 - Hempstead

Come share the dedication of teachers, the passion for dance in all its forms, and the tradition of the Eglevsky Ballet, an established company since 1961. In this 3-week summer workshop, students will learn ballet, pointe, variations, partnering, theater dance, character, and ballroom dance. Intermediate and Advanced Studies (Ages 11 & up), Junior Program (Ages 9 & 10) & Young Dancer Program (Ages 8-10). July 5-25. 516-746-1115

TA KA DI MI DUO - Museum of Natural History
Through July 25, 2010 -

The TA KA DI MI DUO, percussion legend Glen Velez and Rhythm Voice master Lori Cotler, perform in The Silk Road Project performance series. Frame Drum and vocal compositions derived from music of the Mid-East, Central Asia and India; mystical overtone singing and lightning-fast South Indian drum language. July 11, 18 & 25, 2010: 1:30, 2:30 & 3:30 PM. The performances will take place in the "Traveling the Silk Road" exhibition at AMNH, Central Park West at 79th Street. Ticket includes Museum admission and timed admission to Silk Road: $24/Adult, $14/child, $18/Sr.

Toddler Parent Get-Togethers - 92nd Street Y
Through July 26, 2010 - Manhattan

Led by Parenting Center director Sally Tannen and some of New York's top child psychologists and pediatricians, this weekly discussion group allows parents to share experiences, learn from one another, and make friends. Topics change weekly and include separation, language development, and picky eaters.

Parenting Toddlers - InParentis LLC
Through July 26, 2010 - Manhattan

In this summer drop-in group parents can get expert advice, meet other parents, and check out InParentis. This group will be led by Dr. Kristin Perry, a co-founder of InParentis, doctoral-level expert, and mom who has been helping families for more than 20 years.

Pequot Library 50th Anniversary Book Sale - Pequot Library
Through July 27, 2010 - Southport

Pequot Library’s Book Sale is turning 50 years old this year. The Sale, one of the largest and best in New England has something for all ages. Young Reader’s Day on Sunday July 25 offers a tent that opens that morning containing books for kids, 'Tweens, and Young Adults. Throughout the course of the sale, we’ve got music,food, and over 140,000 books, very collectible and valuable LPs, 45's, CDs, DVDs, comic books, a large selection of audio books, new and antiquarian sheet music. Friday, July 23th 9 AM to 8 PM Saturday, July 24th 9AM to 5:30 PM Sunday, July 25th 9 AM to 5:30 PM Monday, July 26th 9 AM to 8 PM Tuesday, July 27th 9 AM to 2 PM ($5 a Bag Day )

CinémaTuesdays: Edwige Feuillère, Beloved Vedette of French Cinema - Florence Gould Hall
Through July 27, 2010 -

FIAF presents a selection of films providing a glimpse of the talent and beauty of the charming and elegant Edwige Feuillère (1907-1998) -- the "First Lady" of French cinema in the '40s and '50s. These four films capture the gifts and different sides of this mythical actress who worked with some of the most well-regarded directors and actors of her time. Le Monde wrote of the actress: "Edwige Feuillère was our Marlene Dietrich, our Irene Dunne and our Greta Garbo, all in one." Screening Schedule: Screenings occur at 12:30, 4 & 7:30pm. July 6: The Flowering Herb; July 13: Love Is My Profession; July 20: The Idiot; July 27: Julie de Carneilhan (screenings in Tinker Auditorium). FIAF members free; $10 general; $7 students w/ ID. For tickets and more information : http://www.fiaf.org/french%20film/spring2010/2010-07-ct-edwige-feuillere.shtml

Book Buddies - Lindenhurst Memorial Library
Through July 27, 2010 - Lindenhurst

Kids in grades 5-12 read to children ages 3-5 years old and receive one hour of community service credit for each session. Registration begins June 29. Register online at http://alpha2.suffolk.lib.ny.us/programs~S35 using program code LNY115. Through July 27.

Aldrich Buddies Workshop - The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Through July 28, 2010 - Ridgefield

Children and their families are introduced to artwork in the museum's galleries through games, questions and stories. Make an art project inspired by the artwork, the storybook, or both. Materials and snacks provided. Register online.

New Parent Get-Togethers - 92nd Street Y
Through July 28, 2010 - Manhattan

Led by Parenting Center director Sally Tannen and some of New York's top child psychologists and pediatricians, this weekly discussion group allows new parents to share experiences, learn from one another, and make friends. Topics change weekly and include traveling with your baby, introducing solids, and babies and your marriage.

Music Under the Stars - Waterside Plaza
Through July 28, 2010 -

Music Under the Stars at Waterside Plaza, a unique outdoor summer concert series along the East River, will feature the sweet sounds of salsa, swing, jazz, funk, and rock every Wednesday night from July 7 through July 28. These family-friendly waterfront concerts run from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m., with free dance lessons starting at 6 p.m. on both Wednesday, July 7 and Wednesday, July 28. This year’s line-up of international and local artists includes: Pablo Mayor- Folklore Urbano, The Funky Fritters, Kaissa and George Gee & the Jump, Jive & Wailers. See below for the complete schedule. To kick off this season's Music under the Stars at Waterside Plaza, on July 7, the salsa pros at Step Into Salsa will offer free salsa dance lessons from 6-6:45 p.m., before Pablo Mayor- Folklore Urbano takes the stage at 7 p.m. New Yorkers will also enjoy a special salsa dance performance during the show. On closing night, July 28, swing dance experts will offer a free swing dance class from 6-6:45 p.m. for concertgoers to perfect their moves before George Gee & the Jump, Jive & Wailers performs at 7 p.m. Enter Waterside Plaza via the footbridge on East 25th Street right before the FDR Drive. Waterside Plaza is located on the East River between 25th and 29th streets, east of the FDR Highway. For more information the public can call 212-340-4208 or visit www.watersideplaza.com. Music Under the Stars at Waterside Plaza - 2010 Schedule: July 7- PABLO MAYOR FOLKLORE URBANO: This brilliant 12-piece ensemble harnesses the danceable swing of traditional Colombian folkloric rhythms while seducing the listener with the subtleties of jazz orchestration and harmony. A NYC-based collective, they are a fresh, sophisticated, and wildly fun addition to the burgeoning scene of new Colombian music. July 14- THE FUNKY FRITTERS: This powerhouse 11-piece band with full horn section serves up a bowl of funky gumbo and a hearty helpin' of New Orleans Mardi Gras flavored blues, funk, rock, R&B, jazz and gospel music. July 21- KAISSA: This Camaroonian songstress performs a unique blend of African, reggae, jazz, R&B, makossa, and Brazilian fusion. As part of her electrifying performing style, she incorporates elements of traditional African music and dance, mixed with contemporary styles. July 28- GEORGE GEE & THE JUMP, JIVE & WAILERS: Rollickin' roadhouse boogie is the heart and soul of this electrifying 10-piece band. An impressive sibling to the 17-piece George Gee Swing Orchestra, the Jump, Jive & Wailers configuration allows George's world-class cats plenty of room to let loose and really blow - resulting in stunning, high-energy rockin' grooves. And that devilish rhythm section peppers the mix with cutting-edge variations - delighting listeners and dancers from coast to coast.

Most Likely To: The Senior Superlative Musical - Theater Row, Samuel Beckett Theater
Through July 28, 2010 -

MOST LIKELY TO sets the Glee's vs. the Goths; the Drama Queens vs. the Jocks, in a Senior Superlative Showdown, presenting the true-to-life musings of high school students labeled "Most likely to..." by classmates! Published and produced New York playwright, composer and drama mentor Michael Tester, an original co-author of Ken Davenport’s long running Off-Broadway hit, The Awesome 80s Prom, employs a senior superlative ceremony as its unifying arc in showcasing the seriocomic musings of students labeled everything from Most Popular to Class Clown. 95 minutes with no intermission. Tickets are $18.00 for adults and $15.00 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased online at www.midtownfestival.org, or by calling 866-811-4111. Tickets are also available in person at the box office one half hour before show time. Performance Schedule: Sunday, July 18 @ 7pm; Monday, July 19 @ 7pm; Wednesday, July 21 @ 2pm; Saturday, July 24 @ 2pm; Wednesday, July 28 @ 8pm.

Drop-In Group for Parents of Elementary-Age Children - InParentis LLC - Central Park West
Through July 28, 2010 - Manhattan

This summer drop-in group is for parents of children entering K-5th grades. Parents can get expert advice, meet other parents, and check out InParentis. This group will be led by Dr. Sonia Orenstein, a co-founder of InParentis, doctoral-level expert, and mom who has been helping families for more than twenty years.

Live Zazz and Indoor Grilling - Whole Foods Market White Plains
Through July 29, 2010 - White Plains

Enjoy live music, food and more for the entire family.

Roots and Shoots - Mamaroneck Library
Through July 29, 2010 - Mamaroneck

Founded by Dr. Jane Goodall, the Roots and Shoots program inspires youth of all ages to make a difference by becoming involved in their communities. Each Roots and Shoots group plans and implements service-learning projects that promote care and concern for animals, the environment, and the human community. Pre-registration is required.

New York Restoration Project's Summer Movie Series - Swindler Cove Park
Through July 29, 2010 - Manhattan

See films from Discovery's Planet Earth series, including "Caves," "Ocean Deep," "Seasonal Forests," and "From Pole to Pole."

On My Own Story Time - Lindenhurst Memorial Library
Through July 29, 2010 - Lindenhurst

Toddlers and preschoolers listen to stories, independent of a parent. Finger rhymes and a project too.

Tiny Tots Story Time - Lindenhurst Memorial Library
Through July 29, 2010 - Lindenhurst

An interactive story time for children ages 27 months to 3 1/2 years, accompanied by an adult. Listen to stories and songs and make a project. Through July 29.

Tiny Tots Story Time - Lindenhurst Memorial Library
Through July 29, 2010 - Lindenhurst

An interactive story time for children ages 27 months to 3 1/2 years, accompanied by an adult. Listen to stories and songs and make a project. Through July 29.

Mother Goose Time - Lindenhurst Memorial Library
Through July 29, 2010 - Lindenhurst

Rhymes, songs, and finger games for babies from birth to 27 months, accompanied by an adult. No advance registration is necessary. Just check in at the children's librarians desk on arrival. Through July 29.

Mother Goose Time - Lindenhurst Memorial Library
Through July 29, 2010 - Lindenhurst

Rhymes, songs, and finger games for babies from birth to 27 months, accompanied by an adult. No advance registration is necessary. Just check in at the children's librarians desk on arrival. Through July 29.

Drop-In Group for Parents of Adolescents - InParentis LLC - Riverside Drive
Through July 29, 2010 - Manhattan

In this summer drop-in group for parents of adolescents, parents can get expert advice, meet other parents, and check out InParentis. The group will be led by Dr. Iris Hellner, a co-founder of InParentis, doctoral-level expert, and mom who has been helping families for more than 20 years.

TERRA INCOGNITA: Map of Imaginary Worlds - SoHo Galery for Digital Art
Through July 29, 2010 -

The Soho Gallery for Digital Arts is offering a video journey through ninety lavishly illustrated maps of imaginary worlds, displayed in pristine quality and seamless motion on its state of the art digital display screens. From the ruined Atlantean continent city to ships' graveyards to a far-future settlement on the planet Venus, these maps depict planets and places torn from the world of imagination. Included in the exhibit are maps based on New York Times bestselling works such as David Eddings' Belgariad series and George RR Martin's Westeros novels. Forty cartographers from around the globe - whose work has appeared in books, magazines, computer-graphics and fantasy games - combine craft and aesthetic to give us glimpses of worlds ripe for adventure. To see low-resolution samples visit http://fantasticmaps.wordpress.com/terra-incognita Limited edition prints will be available during the run of the show.

Helen Keller: A Daring Adventure - American Foundation for the Blind
Through July 30, 2010 - Manhattan

This exhibit explores Helen Keller's life and her work to transform the world for people with disabilities. Featuring 31 never-before-seen items, including a variety of her prized possessions, the exhibit reveals a new perspective on Keller, who served as an equal rights activist, world-renowned goodwill ambassador, advocate for the blind, and Socialist.

Student All Stars Receive Free Admission and Gelato Upgrade - Madame Tussauds New York
Through July 30, 2010 - Manhattan

Students receive one free All Access Pass (ages 18 and younger) with the purchase of one full price adult All Access Pass when they present a report card with an overall Grade A average (90 or above). They'll also receive a free gelato size upgrade when they present their same-day admission ticket at Madame Tussauds' Screme Gelato.

Dig, Plant, Grow! - Herbal Delights, Naturally - New York Botanical Garden
Through July 30, 2010 -

Go on an herb hike to find some of the many herbs in NYBG's collection. Cool down with an iced herbal tea, sample a healthful herbal snack, and pot up an herb to take home. Tuesdays–Sundays, 12–5:30 p.m. Dig, Plant, Grow! takes place every afternoon in the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden, a 1 1/2-acre garden where children and families learn about plants and the natural world through hands-on gardening. Children -- with help from their parents, volunteers, and staff -- are encouraged to dig, weed, compost, plant, tend, and harvest in garden plots. These ongoing garden activities are complemented by a changing roster of programs that encourage children to explore seasonally appropriate and garden-related themes.

Last Day of the Myrtle Avenue El: Photographs by Theresa King - New York Transit Museum
Through July 31, 2010 - Brooklyn

A personal exhibition by photographer Theresa King that captures a nostalgic moment in time and the essence of riding on wood-elevated cars.

Drop-In Center - Parents Place, Inc.
Through July 31, 2010 - White Plains

Meet other families in a preschool setting full of toys and activities designed to foster children's development and offer them an experience of playing in a group. The program is facilitated by a staff of early childhood educators and social workers who are available to answer parents' questions about child development and parenting.

Family Workshop: Book Building - Rubin Museum of Art
Through July 31, 2010 - Manhattan

Families will construct, paint, and fill a handmade book - whether it be a scroll, manuscript, or bound book. Kids and grownups are invited to explore the galleries before or after the workshop to find examples of ancient Tibetan and Mongolian manuscripts.

'Hubble' in IMAX - American Museum of Natural History, IMAX Theater
Through July 31, 2010 - Manhattan

Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, this 43-minute film allows audiences to blast off alongside the Atlantis STS-125 crew, witness some of the most challenging spacewalks ever performed, and experience firsthand Hubble's striking images from the heart of the Orion Nebula and our Milky Way to the edge of the observable universe.

World of Jazz - Chelsea Art Museum
Through July 31, 2010 -

World of Jazz III. A summer Jazz-brunch concert series at Chelsea Art Museum, July 17- July 31, 2010, every Saturday at 12 pm. The Chelsea Art Museum is proud to present for the third consecutive year World of Jazz, a concert series, developed in collaboration with jazz saxophonist Lars Haake. World of Jazz features talented emerging artists on the New York Jazz scene, who focus on the distinctly international character of contemporary jazz. Concerts take place in the museum's exhibition space, where the visual and performing arts come together to create a truly unique cultural experience for audiences. The concerts are followed by a light brunch and discussion with the artists, in a friendly intimate setting. Featured artists include: Pauline Jean, Mimi Jones, Lars Haake, Shirazette Tinnin, George Burton, Daniel Ori, Logan Richardson, Fabian Almazan, Oz Noy, Ziv Ravitz, Elias Meister and Jeff Miles. Ticket prices include museum admission: $20 general admission, $10 students / seniors, $5 CAM members. Please email [email protected] with any other questions.

ResurGENTS: The Reappearance of Hope - The June Havoc Theatre
Through July 31, 2010 -

From the creative team of the award-winning New York production of Black Man Rising, comes ResurGENTs: The Reappearance of Hope, by Lawrence Floyd and Damion Sanders. ResurGENTS is a new millennium choreopoem that explores the roles of the Black Man in the geo-political era of President Barack Obama. Through poetry, monologues, singing and dancing, five black men speak about life, love, and freedom. They Take us on a spiritual journey from the present to slavery, in his relationships as well as his politics.

Curious George Saves the Day: The Art of Margret and H.A. Rey - The Jewish Museum
Through August 01, 2010 - Manhattan

This exhibition delves into the remarkable lives and works of Curious George's creators, Margret and H. A. Rey, and features nearly 80 original drawings and preparatory dummies for the Curious George books. Visitors can also examine the parallels between the obstacles the Reys faced and these drawings, which may have saved their lives.

Palladio and His Legacy: A Transatlantic Journey - Morgan Library & Museum
Through August 01, 2010 -

This exhibition showcases thirty-one original Palladio drawings from the Royal Institute of British Architects that have not been publicly exhibited in over thirty years.

Cityscape: Surveying the Urban Biotope - Socrates Sculpture Park
Through August 01, 2010 - Long Island City

This exhibition features 11 artists who explore both the cultivated and invasive presence of nature in our built urban environment.

Picasso in The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through August 01, 2010 -

This landmark exhibition is the first to focus exclusively on works by Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973) in the Museum's collection. It features 300 works, including the Museum's complete holdings of paintings, drawings, sculptures, and ceramics by Picasso - never before seen in their entirety - as well as a selection of the artist's prints. The Museum' collection reflects the full breadth of the artist's multi–sided genius as it asserted itself over the course of his long and influential career. Notable for its remarkable constellation of early figure paintings, which include the commanding At the Lapin Agile (1905) and the iconic portrait of Gertrude Stein (1906), the Museum's collection also stands apart for its exceptional cache of drawings, which remain relatively little known, despite their importance and number. The key subjects that variously sustained Picasso's interest - the pensive harlequins of his Blue and Rose periods, the faceted figures and tabletop still lifes of his cubist years, the monumental heads and classicizing bathers of the 1920s, the raging bulls and dreaming nudes of the 1930s, and the rakish cavaliers and musketeers of his final years - are amply represented by works ranging in date from a dashing self-portrait of 1900 (Self–Portrait "Yo") to the fanciful Standing Nude and Seated Musketeer painted nearly seventy years later.

CMA's Arts Island Outpost: Outer Space - Governors Island
Through August 01, 2010 -

Teaching artists from the Children's Museum of the Arts will lead family workshops in painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, installation, and more, on weekends throughout the summer. July's activities will follow an "outer space" theme.

Sign up for Summer Camp - Yale's West Campus in Orange - Yale Peabody Museum
Through August 02, 2010 - New Haven

Summer camp for children entering grades 3,4,and 5. Educational themes range from week to week. Topics include: Natural Wonders, Wetlands Safari, Critters Camp, Wings & Things. Space is limited. Contact the Yale Peabody Museum Events Office at [email protected] or 203.432.6646.

EPIC Discussion on Parenting (Every Person Influences Children) - Finkelstein Memorial Library
Through August 02, 2010 - Spring Valley

Learn strategies for making parenting less stressful and more fun for you and your child. Help your child succeed in school while fostering postitive parent-teacher communications. Children are welcome to attend Make-a-Splash Reading Game activities during the meeting. Held on Mondays July 12, 19, 26 and August 2. Pre-registration is required. Call EPIC 352-9105. Refreshments will be served.

3 American Women: A Trilogy - Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex
Through August 02, 2010 -

Meet three women on their American journey of discovery - Odessa as she waits for her car repairs,Rachael struggling with century’s old Indian mores, and Janice, a Taiwanese-American store clerk. For dates/times, ticket ordering, questions: 866-811-4111 or https://www.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/738245. Presented by MITF.

Soccer Tots & Pee Wee Basketball - 71st Street Soccer Field and Basketball Courts
Through August 04, 2010 - Manhattan

All little ones (5 and under) are welcome at this introduction to soccer and basketball.

The Magic Pot: Three Tales from China - TADA! Youth Theater
Through August 04, 2010 -

The Magic Pot: Three Tales from China is an original musical for kids, performed by kids, about a young girl who finds herself in the middle of ancient tales, and her own extraordinary adventure, that teach her about life, honesty, and true happiness. It is a first-time co-commission with the SteppingStone Theater in St. Paul, MN after Nina Trevens met SteppingStone Theatre's Artistic Director Richard Hitcher at a conference in 2008. Integral to the development of this a new piece of theater, and a main purpose of this collaboration, is the Youth Theater Exchange Project wherein 19 members of TADA!'s The Magic Pot cast travelled to St. Paul, MN to see SteppingStone's production. Similarly, the young actors from SteppingStone's production will come to New York during TADA!'s production. Says Trevens, "This will be such a unique opportunity for TADA! Ensemble Members, as most of them have not been to the mid-west. They will meet and experience the lives of kids from a very different part of the country who are actually very similar to them due to their shared passion for theater."

"The Magic Pot: Three Tales from China" - TADA! Youth Theater
Through August 04, 2010 - Manhattan

See this original musical for kids, performed by kids, about a young girl who finds herself in the middle of ancient tales and goes on an extraordinary adventure that teaches her about life, honesty, and true happiness.

Summer Nights Free Concert Series - El Museo del Barrio
Through August 05, 2010 - Manhattan

This outdoor concert series celebrates the diversity of contemporary Latin music with a lineup that features a range of music, alternating each week from Salsa and other traditional Latin forms to emerging music styles.

Make A Splash Summer Reading Club - Lindenhurst Memorial Library
Through August 05, 2010 - Lindenhurst

Kids can come to the library beginning June 21 to pick up their folder. They'll read (or listen)to books at home and list each title in their folder. Come to the library once per week to get a prize and a sticker. Everyone who makes four visits will receive a ticket to the Splashtastic Show, presented by Petrapuppets. They'll also receive a completion certificate and be entered in a super prize drawing! Through August 5.

Summer Film Festival - Museum of Arts and Culture
Through August 05, 2010 - New Rochelle

A free summer film festival with classic movies focused on dance. The festival is part of the summer exhibit "Harlem? Harlem! Dance Theatre of Harlem 1969-2010" which uses archival photographs, costumes and video clips to trace the history of this groundbreaking dance institution.

Make Waves at Your Library- Young Adult Summer Reading Club - Lindenhurst Memorial Library
Through August 05, 2010 - Lindenhurst

Kids in grades 5-12 pick up their reading club folders in the Young Adult section or Children's Room of the library, then come in once a week for prizes for reading. After four visits, they may enter a raffle for bigger prizes. Prizes are at the Adult Reference Desk. Through August 5.

Open Gym - Westchester County Center
Through August 06, 2010 - White Plains

High school students are invited to play basketball, foosball, board games, and knock hockey.

Summer Programs for Tots to 8th Graders - BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange
Through August 06, 2010 -

BAX / Brooklyn Arts Exchange is offering Summer programs for tots to 8th graders. SUMMER DANCE FOR TOTS AND PRE-SCHOOLERS (June 14 - July 21 | six weeks of fun) A creative program where children.s minds are stimulated as they are introduced to the world of movement. JUNIOR SUMMER ARTS PROGRAM (July 6 - August 13) For children entering grades K-5. The Junior Summer Arts Program is made up of two groups: Jumping Tomatoes (30 kids entering grades K-2); Hot Tamales (30 kids entering grades 2-5). Some weeks are already WAIT LIST ONLY. Call today, don't miss out! Register your child for Curtains Up!, Puppet Parade and more. YOUNG ARTIST PROGRAM (July 12 - August 6) For Young Artists entering grades 6th-8th. DANCE RIOT (Monday, July 12-Friday, July 23) Specialties include Swing Dancing, Capoeira Fusion, Stepping, and more. MEDIA MADNESS (Monday, July 26 - Friday, August 6) This guerilla style workshop will push young media junkies to develop their ideas with the use of video, flip cameras, computers and digital camcorders. Financial assistance is available on a first come, first serve basis. Scholarship applications are downloadable or can be requested at the BAX reception desk.

PILOBOLUS - The Joyce Theater
Through August 07, 2010 - Manhattan

For its 26th season at The Joyce, Pilobolus brings an electrifying line up of works and yet to be announced surprises to the stage. Throughout the company's remarkable history, audiences have delighted in watching Pilobolus dancers thread their way through magnificent pieces like Gnomen, Megawatt, Rushes, and Day Two. Returning from last season's sold-out run, the company will launch its 40th Anniversary celebration at The Joyce.

The 19th Annual 2010 HOT! Festival - Dixon Place
Through August 07, 2010 - Manhattan

HOT! Festival Features over 150 LGBTQ Artists with 72 Performances of Theatre, Dance, Music, Literature, Performance Art and Homoeroticism for the Whole Family! The Village Voice calls it "The Best Gay Theater Festival in New York!" The festival, which runs from June 26-August 7, includes performances by Washboard Jungle, Pic-Up, Dynasty Handbag, Scotty Heron, and Holly Hughes.

Pilobolus - The Joyce Theater
Through August 07, 2010 - Manhattan

Pilobolus brings new and classic works to its 23rd summer season. Highlights include Hapless Hooligan in "Still Moving"; "Hitched," a fast duet about love, marriage, and nostalgia; "Contradance," a collaboration with Grammy Award-winning family music man Dan Zanes; and return hits.

Summer Group Show of Innovative Artists - Axelle Fine Arts Galerie
Through August 07, 2010 - Manhattan

This installation features work by Albert Hadjiganev, Francois Bard, and Brian Stephens.

Paintings from the Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through August 08, 2010 -

Twenty masterpieces from the Allen Memorial Art Museum, which include the great Ter Brugghen painting Saint Sebastian Tended by Saint Irene, Cézanne's Viaduct at l'Estaque, Kirchner's Self-Portrait as a Soldier, and a striking Kirchner sculpture will be on view.

Cars, Culture, and the City - Museum of the City of New York
Through August 08, 2010 - Manhattan

The first exhibition to explore New York City's century-long relationship with the car, marking the 100th anniversary of the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association (GNYADA). The exhibition features visionary drawings and models; historic photographs, films, and advertisements; and a wealth of car memorabilia to tell this fascinating, yet untold, story.

Le Carrousel Magique - Le Carrousel in Bryant Park
Through August 08, 2010 - Manhattan

Watch fun-filled tricks of all kinds by the clever magicians from the off-Broadway hit "Monday Night Magic."

International Cringe Festival 2010 - Grand Theater @ Producers' Club
Through August 08, 2010 -

Directors and writers have been lined up for International CringeFest '10, which opens on Monday, July 19, and closes on Sunday, August 8, in the Grand Theatre at the Producers' Club, 358 W. 44 St. These are REALLY GOOD & HILARIOUS works that are irreverent, politically incorrect, politically satirical, naughty, and utterly zany -- don't you want some of that?! The schedule is M-F @ 8 pm, Sat. @ 5, 8 & 10:30 pm, Sun. @ 4 & 7 pm. Plays are arranged in theme evenings and given quirky titles by artistic director Melba LaRose. Themes rotate, so check the definitive schedule: www.NYartists.org or www.Theatermania.com. The audience goes for the night and gets to vote at the end for winners of the Golden Pineapple, Silver Tomato, and Bronze Banana… and Jack Lemons for the actors. For one ticket, you get to see a number of wacky works within a 2-hour timespan, including intermission. The Producers' Club has a charming, inexpensive bar & lounge for before the show, at intermission, and at the end where you can mingle with performers. In the first week of the festival, Honorary Golden Pineapples will be presented to important people in the industry. This year's honorees are still being kept hush-hush, but should be announced in June. Last year, Pineapples went to Taylor Mead, Mink Stole, Joe Franklin, Ginny Louloudes, and Michael Musto. In 2009, it was legendary actress Marilyn Sokol, cabaret star Sidney Myer, and Warhol muse Ultra Violet. Director Tom O'Horgan (Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar) was honored in 2007. The program for this year is... SEX ENCOUNTERS OF A DISTURBED MIND (dir. Robert Bartley) • Chat Room by Melanie Wallner • Would Ya? by Bruce Post • Clean up, Aisle Six by Paul J. Lawrence • Bagel Shopping by David Schrag • Jump! by George J. Bryjak • Phil in Customer Service by David Schrag • INTERMISSION • After Life by Jon Brooks • Bullwhips & Boo Boo Bird by Catherine Pelonero (dir. Eva Minemar) • Zombie Strippers (musical) by Mark LaPierre PSYCHO BITCH PARTY (dir. Kenny Howard) • Ashley Saves the World by Tom Baum • The Surprise Party by Jeff Stolzer • Lori at a Fetish Party (musical) Book & lyrics Melanie Zoey Weinstein, composer Cecilia Woodcrest • Psycho Bitch & the Throbbing Blue Veiner by Barbara Lindsay • INTERMISSION • New Rochelle by John Ryan IS THAT A CORNCOB IN YOUR POCKET? (dirs. Sharon Einhorn, Mark Falconer, Kenny Wade Marshall) • Sweet Talk by Jim Inman • Red Dirt, White Trash by Jean Hart • Whittlin' Dixie (musical) by Bud Twang • INTERMISSION • The Clothing Line by Eve Crusto • The Great Pig Robbery (musical), dir. Kenny Wade Marshall) Book & lyrics by Blake Hackler, composer Michael Kooman SEX, THUGS & ROCKIN' ROLES (dir. Tom Amici) • 69 Stories by Frank O'Donnell • Torrid Taxes by Laurie Spector • Four Characters in Search of a Play by John Lane • The Greatest Play Ever (If You Don't Think So, You're a Basket of Farts) by John Hendel • Godot, Act 3 by Ira Hauptman • Nanny Lends a Hand by Jean Hart • INTERMISSION • Fingerman by Hope Weiner • Don't Write a Bad Play, or a Cautionary Tale about the Brutality of the War on Terror and the Futility of Using Violence to Stop Violence by Jack Karp • The Artistic Integrity of a Damned-Fine Love Story by Robin Rodriguez DOW JONES MEETS DEEP THROAT (dir. Kareem Fahmy) • The Alopecia Plot by Jules Tasca • The Hedge Fun by Raeder Lomax • Sarah Opts Out! by Shirley King • INTERMISSION • Small World by Jeff Stolzer • The Patent Application by Stephen Delos Treacy NO HOLES BARRED (late-night Saturday) (dir. Kenny Wade Marshall) • Oh my Josh! by Doron Braunshtein aka Apollo Braun • The Queen's Privy (musical) by Michael Paul Girard • INTERMISSION • It Came from Uranus (musical) by Lance Theo Carpenter PLUS, a few short films, including "Adolf Hitler Gets Some Bad News" by David Schrag. Tony Spinosa is Supervising Director of the theme evenings. He is the only director to receive 2 Golden Pineapple Awards for his work with the CringeFest for the 2008 production of Charlie Chang and the Mysterious Salami, and the 2009 theme evening Is That a Spear In Your Pocket? Tony is currently working under the wing of director Terry Johnson on the Broadway revival of La Cage aux Folles through the SDC Observership Program, and is being courted for a full-time position with the show. At the same time, he directed Village Light Opera Group's recent hit revival of Fiddler on the Roof. Last year, he helmed VLOG's Kiss Me, Kate. This is the festival's third year at the Producers' Club, where it is warmly hosted by Freddie and Ernest Tollja. The CringeFest is supported in part by the Dramatists Guild of America, corporate funders, and individual donors. From the get-go, this festival has intrigued the press & media: coverage has appeared in The New York Times Sunday Arts & Leisure section, New York magazine, TimeOutNY, and many more publications. The coverage has provided tremendous exposure for a great number of artists: 50 in the first festival, 300 in the last one. The house is packed nearly every night with producers, press/ media people, and a large/growing audience of locals and tourists. Renowned writers, composers, directors, and actors take part and some have been in several festivals. NY Artists Unlimited is a 28 year old nonprofit organization that provides theatre and art to under-served audiences. The company is supported in part by the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Nancy Quinn Fund, Puffin Foundation, Dramatists Guild Fund, corporate and individual contributors. The festival lends a hand in supporting the mission to serve the community. Movers 'n shakers behind this insanity are: Melba LaRose, Artistic Director; Bill & Anita Brown, associate producers from Shooting Star Theatre; Court Sweeting, Technical Director, plus myriad interns and volunteers that make the whole thing happen. For more information or reservations, call 212-242-6036 or visit www.nyartists.org. For online ticketing: www.theatermania.com. Grand Theatre at the Producers Club, 358 W. 44 St., betw. Eighth/ Ninth Aves., July 19-August 8. Tickets are $25 full price or $20 advance sales (deadline July 1), student tix $15. Tix may be further discounted for early weekend shows. Visit website for calendar of rotating theme nights: www.NYartists.org

Earth From Space - Stamford Museum & Nature Center
Through August 08, 2010 - Stamford

Discover how satellites work and the scientific purposes of their mission. Understand the biological diversity of the world, weather phenomena, the human footprint on the planet, and more. This exhibition is organized by the Smithsonian Institution.

Naked in a Fishbowl - SoHo Playhouse
Through August 09, 2010 -

This exciting, improvised play is a unique, theatrical event that eavesdrops on the lives of four women in New York City. Audiences watch a new story unfold every night as the actresses begin with a new location and scenario and then fully improvise the evening’s performance. The lives of Bonnie, Jean, Sara, and Sophie are completely exposed in original performances full of raw humor, startling honesty, and infectious comedy.

Farm Tour Tuesdays - Suffolk County Farm and Education Center
Through August 10, 2010 - Yaphank

Families can take a guided tour of the Suffolk County Farm to meet the animals, learn about agriculture, and enjoy a tractor-drawn wagon ride. No pre-registration necessary. Buy your tickets in the Farm Visitor Center. All ages welcome. Every Tuesday through August 10.

Butterfly House - Suffolk County Farm and Education Center
Through August 10, 2010 - Yaphank

Families view native butterfly species in a hands-on environment at the farm. Observe the phases of a butterfly's life cycle, examine the insect's anatomical features and identify specific host plants for larvae. The Butterfly House is open to groups in the spring and summer by appointment only and open to the public on Tuesdays in July, through August 10.

Junior Lighthouse Rangers Summer Program - Fire Island Lighthouse
Through August 11, 2010 - Fire Island

This six week program offers kids ages 7-14 a fun and informative experience. They'll learn about life on a barrier beach in the days of sailing ships, climb the lighthouse, participate in a mock US Life Saving Service rescue, explore marine life in the Great South Bay and create nautical crafts. Call for an application. July 7-August 11.

Children's Performance Series - Riverside Park South
Through August 12, 2010 - Manhattan

Music, storytelling, and theater for young audiences. Suitable for kids up to age 7. Through August 12.

Making Your Mark - The Noguchi Museum
Through August 12, 2010 - Long Island City

This program introduces teens to the work and vision of world-renowned artist Isamu Noguchi. Participants look at, discuss, and interpret Noguchi's art and the work of others from a personal standpoint; experiment with a variety of art materials and methods; and create their own artwork inspired by these experiences. For more information or to enroll, email [email protected]

Broadway in Bryant Park - Bryant Park Stage
Through August 12, 2010 - Manhattan

The most popular musicals on and off Broadway perform their biggest hits.

Summer Art Adventures - Katonah Museum of Art
Through August 12, 2010 - Katonah

Create unique works of art inspired by Cuba Avant-Garde.

The Edge and Town Square Present 'SummerStarz 2010', Music and Film Outdoor Summer Series - East River State Park
Through August 12, 2010 - Brooklyn

For the sixth consecutive year, Town Square is presenting free summer entertainment for children and families. Starting July 8th, Town Square, along with Williamsburg's hottest condominium development, The Edge, and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation will host SummerStarz, an outdoor film and music series at exciting East River State Park on the Brooklyn waterfront. Each Thursday in July and August, SummerStarz invites everyone from Edge buyers to music aficionados and film buffs to enjoy a free live musical performance at 7 pm, followed by a family-friendly film screening at sunset. For those with younger children, residents are encouraged to arrive early for the Kids Hour at 6 pm, which offers an assortment of activities including arts & crafts, music and games.

Summer Early Childhood Programs - Suffolk County Farm and Education Center
Through August 13, 2010 - Yaphank

Parents can explore the farm with their child with age-specific programs, which include a story, a craft, and wagon ride to meet friendly farm animals. Each week offers a different theme; check online at ccesuffolk.org for times, ages, and program information. For children ages 2-5. Through August 13.

'We the People: America Rocks!' - Lucille Lortel Theatre
Through August 13, 2010 - Manhattan

A 60-minute, one-act musical recommended for ages 8 and up. Rock out with America's original "boy band," The Founding Fathers. Join George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin as they trade in their powdered wigs for power chords to help an ambitious teen.

Journey into Art - Agora Gallery
Through August 13, 2010 -

Agora Gallery will host a new and exciting art show. Scheduled to run from July 23, 2010 through August 13, 2010, the exhibition feature a captivating selection of original works from emerging and established artists. An impressive selection of talented artists has been brought together for a showcase of contemporary fine art. The artists in A Maze of Milieu cull resonant imagery from their travels, dreams, and life experiences that allows us to explore the modern world with a fresh perspective. In a language as timeless as expression itself the artwork collected in Portal to Enigma speaks to our innermost spirits where we find fascinating forms and verdant colors rich with symbolism and beauty. The unique styles and working methods of the artist's showcased in The Pathway to Abstraction are a consequence of seeking to express the ineffable in new, personal ways. Influences range from the natural to the psychological realms, unlocking the mysteries of being.

15th Annual Juried Exhibition - SOHO2O Gallery Chelsea
Through August 14, 2010 -

CALL FOR ENTRIES. SOHO2O Gallery Chelsea is a non-profit artist run gallery that has been promoting the work of women artists since 1973 through gallery exhibitions and public programming. Our annual juried exhibition is open to both men and women artists working in all media. Our Juror this year is Phong Bui, artist, writer, and independent curator. He is currently a curatorial advisor at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center and a Museum of Modern Art affiliate. Deadline for entries is April 24, 2010. To apply please visithttp://www.soho20gallery.com/New/juried2010.html

Jonathan McMillan: Convergence - Clay Art Center
Through August 14, 2010 - Port Chester

A solo exhibition featuring ceramic sculpture and functional pottery investigating the symbiotic relationship between humans and the natural world.

The New Amsterdam Trail - Castle Clinton
Through August 14, 2010 -

National Parks of New York Harbor Conservancy Walking Tour. Ranger-guided walking tour of the 17th century Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam. Saturday 7/10, 8/14 and Friday 9/10. 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Tour begins at Castle Clinton in Battery Park; concludes at Federal Hall. Cost: $12.00/person (purchase tickets at www.nyharborparks.org or call 212-668-2321) Self-guided audio tour and map guide also available for download at www.nyharborparks.org

Traveling the Silk Road: Ancient Pathway to the Modern World - American Museum of Natural History
Through August 15, 2010 -

This intriguing exhibition brings to life one of the greatest trading routes in human history, showcasing the goods, cultures, and technologies from four representative cities: Xi'an, China's Tang Dynasty capital; Turfan, a verdant oasis and trading outpost; Samarkand, home of prosperous merchants who thrived on the caravan trade; and Baghdad, a fertile hub of commerce and scholarship that became the intellectual center of the era.

Barbie® Collector 'Dolls of the World' Exhibit - The Peopling of America Center
Through August 15, 2010 - Ellis Island

The Barbie® Collector Dolls of the World collection celebrates countries, cultures, and fashions from across the globe. The exhibit, which celebrates the collection's 30th anniversary, will feature the Vitrine of Dolls, a display of the most recognized dolls from each country. Visitors can read fun, interesting facts about each doll and country and locate their heritage through Barbie®. The exhibit also includes a Wall of Dolls Retrospective, featuring a display of images from the collection that highlights Barbie® doll's cultural evolution through the years.

Celebration: The Birthday in Chinese Art - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through August 15, 2010 -

Birthday celebrations and concomitant themes of longevity are pervasive in Chinese art of the Ming and Qing dynasties. A recurring scene of a splendid reception at the residence of a wealthy family, represented in a lacquered screen, a set of embroidered hanging scrolls, and a porcelain vase, shows the eightieth birthday gathering for the Tang-dynasty general Guo Ziyi, a popular figure of long life, wealth, and honor. Longevity is also encoded in peaches, cranes, immortals, and flora and fauna of many kinds, sometimes forming sophisticated visual word play expressing wishes of long life for the honoree. The exhibition will draw together works in many media from the Museum's collection to illuminate these auspicious themes.

An Italian Journey: Drawings from the Tobey Collection, Correggio to Tiepolo - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through August 15, 2010 -

Over the past twenty years, Julie and David Tobey have assembled one of the preeminent collections of Italian Old Master drawings in private hands. Ranging across the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries, this exhibition, consisting of approximately seventy drawings, will cover all the principal centers of Italian art -- Florence, Rome, Naples, Bologna, Parma, Venice, Genoa, Milan -- and feature masterpieces by a distinguished roster of great draftsmen, among them Correggio, Bernini, Guercino, Guido Reni, Canaletto, and Tiepolo. Impressive in its variety, the gamut of subject matter includes figures studies, historical and mythological narratives, landscapes, vedute, botanical drawings, motifs copied from or inspired by classical antiquity, and designs for painted compositions.

American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through August 15, 2010 -

The first Costume Institute exhibition drawn from the newly established Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at the Met. It will explore developing perceptions of the modern American woman from 1890 to 1940 and how they have affected the way American women are seen today. Focusing on archetypes of American femininity through dress, the exhibition will reveal how the American woman initiated style revolutions that mirrored her social, political, and sexual emancipation. "Gibson Girls," "Bohemians," and "Screen Sirens," among others, helped lay the foundation for today's American woman.

Huntington Summer Arts Festival - Huntington Arts Council
Through August 15, 2010 - Huntington

Enjoy this annual festival featuring a variety of music, theater and performing arts for all ages. See website for details and schedule. Through August 15.

Faculty and Student Showcase Exhibition - Pelham Art Center
Through August 15, 2010 - Pelham

An annual exhibit where Pelham Art Center's distinguished art educators and talented students present their artwork, featuring a wide variety of media and subject matter.

Peter Pan - Westchester Broadway Theatre
Through August 15, 2010 - Elmsford

Enjoy lunch or dinner and then see the timeless musical tale of adventure based on J.M. Barrie's tale. "Peter Pan" is the story of a mischievous boy who can fly and magically, never grows up.

Zoo Patrol - Beardsley Zoo
Through August 15, 2010 - Bridgeport

Children participate in talks and activities with Zoo staff, play animal-related games and participate in arts and crafts. Each day’s activities include preparing an animal enrichment item, nature walks and getting a glimpse behind the scenes. Weeks one and two for ages 7–11; weeks three and four for ages 12–15. Advance registration required.

Family Gaga - Mid-Island Y Jewish Community Center
Through August 15, 2010 - Plainview

Bring the whole family down to the JCC on Sundays this summer and compete in an indoor GaGa pit. Through August 15.

Summer Nights Festival 2010 - Shorefront YM-YWHA of Brighton-Manhattan Beach, Inc.
Through August 15, 2010 -

A Summer Festival of art, theater, film and music.

Traveling the Silk Road: Ancient Pathway to the Modern World - American Museum of Natural History
Through August 16, 2010 -

Watch live silkworms spinning cocoons, wander through a replica of a lively night market, encounter life-sized camel models, explore the ancient skills of papermaking and metalwork, and track the stars using a working model of an Arab astrolabe. Plus, kids collect special stamps in Silk Road passports issued to them at the exhibition entrance.

Mind and Matter: Alternative Abstractions, 1940s to Now - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through August 16, 2010 -

This exhibition of works by three generations of women artists explores issues ranging from the body and sexuality to architecture, incorporating a vocabulary of abstract forms. International in scope, this installation highlights work in both two and three dimensions, in drawings, prints, books, and sculpture. Among the artists featured are Louise Bourgeois, Gego, Mona Hatoum, Yayoi Kusama, and Anna Maria Maiolino, all of whom the Museum has collected in depth. New acquisitions on view for the first time at MoMA include Louise Bourgeois's drawing Femme Maison (1947), sculpture, prints, and drawings by Alina Szapocznikow, and drawings and prints by Atsuko Tanaka.

Drop-in Summer Crafts - Wilton Library
Through August 16, 2010 - Wilton

Stop by during regular library hours on Mondays through August 16 and make a craft to take home. Crafts follow theme of Readin', Ridin', Ropin'— Go West.

Coo and Crawl: A Baby and Parent Playspace - JCC in Manhattan
Through August 16, 2010 - Manhattan

Babies will play and explore their surroundings while parents get a chance to share and interact in this informal, drop-in playspace. Bring a baby blanket.

Cocktails with the Whales - Mystic Aquarium
Through August 19, 2010 -

Cocktails with the Whales returns this spring and summer to Mystic Aquarium & Institute for Exploration. The event, which began in 2009 as a monthly gathering, will take place bi-weekly this year due to its popularity. Enjoy drinks and food by Ocean Blue Catering, as well as music in front of the Arctic Coast exhibit, home to the aquarium's resident beluga whales. These gatherings take place on Thursday evenings - April 15, May 13 and 27, June 10 and 24, July 8 and 22 and August 19 - from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The evenings include drink specials, including Ocean Blue's signature "Belugatini", hors d'oeuvres such as chowder and quesadillas available for purchase and music in front of the Arctic Coast's three 20-foot underwater viewing windows, providing guests an up-close look at the belugas. Reservations are recommended. Please call (860) 572-5955 ext. 336 to make a reservation. Attendees must be 21 or older.

Jewish Flame Free Summer Jewish Study Classes - Cong. Adereth El
Through August 19, 2010 -

The Flame, a Jewish education organization, will be holding its annual Summer Institute again this year. Four nights a week in Manhattan, you can learn any aspect of Judaism that interests you. No matter what your present background in Jewish studies, (whether you have no background or an extensive one), the Flame has something for you. Class topics include: The Prophets, From Law to Ethics, Torah by the Week, Basic Talmud, Personal Growth Through Judaism, Hebrew. Jewish Learning, Jewish History, Nine Questions People Ask About Judaism, Whats Bothering Rashi, Maimonides and other Great Jewish Thinkers, and Jewish Philosophy. Classes are held at Congregation Adereth El, 135 E. 29th Street at Lexington Ave in Manhattan. The classes take place Mondays thru Thursday evenings, July 5-Aug. 19. For a complete brochure or for more information, email [email protected] or visit www.jewishflame.org. Act now - registration is limited. (Classes subject to change)

Bike Drivers Ed - Cunningham Park
Through August 19, 2010 - Queens

A multi-session bicycle skills and safety program that teaches youngsters (ages 8-14) how to "drive" their first vehicle and ride more confidently. Bikes and helmets provided.

Helluva Town - Susan Teller Gallery
Through August 19, 2010 -

An extensive gallery exhibition. Views of New York City from 1919 to 2009. Work by over 30 artists including Will Barnet, Isabel Bishop, Howard Cook, Louis Lozowick, Anne Ryan, Louis Schanker, Ben Shahn, and Harry Sternberg. Themes include the Times Square, Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park, Union Square, Tenements, Immigration, and Political Action.

David Schnuckel presents Parenthetical Admission (Things Eventually Recognized After the Fact...) - UrbanGlass
Through August 20, 2010 -

Parenthetical Admission (Things Eventually Recognized After the Fact...) is an exhibition of work that is inspired by the essence of human fallibility, thriving on personal limitation, and pursuing a sense of glory within the inglorious qualities of an individuals faults and failures. The work is a reevaluation of personal mishap and misjudgment with the intention to resurrect its previous uselessness into components of renewed vitality and purpose. David Schnuckel reflects and reconsiders the significance of things previously overlooked and dismissed as meaningless. As a result, his work is a conscious effort to piece together seemingly defected fragments in order to compose a beautifully callused and genuine whole. The content of Schnuckel's work is often based around the human response to personal conflict. He explores the ironic beauty within struggle, humility, and failure, and how these factors allow us to continually redefine ourselves and, therefore, serve as highly transformative opportunities. David Schnuckel, originally from the western shores of Michigan, has earned his undergraduate degree at Anderson University in 2003. In 2008 he had completed his graduate studies at the Rochester Institute of Technology's School for American Crafts. His work has been shown in many noteworthy exhibitions nationally and overseas, including the competitive and decennially occurring "Young Glass 2007" exhibition held in Denmark, as well as the selective "UrbanGlass MFA Competition Exhibition" during the winter of 2009. David has been the recipient of many awards and opportunities, the most recent in being granted a Fellowship at the Creative Glass Center of America during the summer of 2009. Within the last year he has had the privilege of lecturing and providing demonstration for students stateside, as well as Japan, South Korea and Ireland as a Visiting Artist. For more information please visit our website at www.urbanglass.org. UrbanGlass: New York Contemporary Glass Center is a not-for-profit international art center located at 647 Fulton Street, in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, NY. The mission of UrbanGlass is to be a leading resource for both aspiring and established artists wishing to create in glass. We foster innovative art and advance the use and appreciation of glass as a creative medium.

2010 RiverFlicks for Kids: Free Outdoor Summer Movie Series - Hudson River Park's Pier 46
Through August 20, 2010 - Manhattan

Enjoy family favorite movies outdoors along the Hudson River, every Friday evening from July 9 through August 20. All films are rated G or PG. Complimentary popcorn. Refreshments available for purchase.

Sandbox Programs - Central Park
Through August 20, 2010 - Manhattan

A free series of programs featuring dance instruction, musical performances, and storytelling, hosted at 15 of the Park's playgrounds. For specific locations and dates, visit www.centralparknyc.org/events. Through August 20.

Ieri, Oggi, Domani by Tiziano Magni - Milk Studios
Through August 20, 2010 -

A retrospective of the career of legendary fashion photographer Tiziano Magni. This collection of images spans from the 1980s through the present and is representative of Magni's life work. Throughout his career Magni has shot some of the most iconic images- Moss, Campbell, Turlington- and campaigns of the past few decades. The images simultaneously provoke not only time and place, but also challenge the viewer to appreciate the harmony in both beauty and strength. 10am-6pm.

Word for Word Kids - Bryant Park Reading Room
Through August 21, 2010 - Manhattan

Kids can enjoy character visits, author signings, and other special events related to reading and storytelling.

Priscila de Carvalho: '(In)visible Cities' - Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning
Through August 21, 2010 - Jamaica

De Carvalho's project points out the ever-growing poverty on the global level and raises the question of what to do. The installation consists of a few large-scale paintings of mixed media and bridge structures that connect the paintings together.

Hilla Rebay: Art Educator - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through August 22, 2010 -

Hilla Rebay: Art Educator features some of the artist's remarkably progressive efforts to provide a variety of audiences -- from youth and teachers to artists and museum visitors -- with opportunities to learn about nonobjective art, or art without representational links to the material world.

Amazon Voyage: Vicious Fishes and Other Riches - New York Hall of Science
Through August 22, 2010 - Flushing

Take a virtual journey on the widest river in the world and learn about some amazing creatures, including piranhas, anacondas, caimans, stingrays, and pink dolphins. Investigate the scientific, social, and economic choices that shape the Amazon's future through the eyes and hands of field researchers and the local people. Through August 22.

Retro/Active: The Work of Rafael Ferrer - El Museo del Barrio
Through August 22, 2010 - Manhattan

This is the first solo exhibition in a museum to examine the breadth and depth of this artist's influential production over the last 55 years. On view through August 22.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Store Summer Sale - The Metropolitan Museum of Art Store
Through August 22, 2010 - Manhattan

Enjoy savings on an assortment of jewelry, books, home décor, and educational toys. Receive discounts of up to 50 percent on selected merchandise. Select items excluded. You can also shop online at store.metmuseum.org. Purchases support The Metropolitan Museum of Art and its programs.

HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival - Bryant Park
Through August 23, 2010 -

Watch classic films on the big screen. No tables or chairs allowed on the lawn. See website for titles.

Children's Garden Club: Gardening: A Lesson in Life - Rock Hall Museum
Through August 24, 2010 - Lawrence

Each Tuesday, kids learn how to cultivate a vegetable and herb garden. Registration required. Through August 24.

Toddler Storytime - Ottendorfer Library
Through August 25, 2010 - Manhattan

Children ages 18-36 months are invited to the library for a program of stories, songs, and fingerplays.

Bop 'Til You Drop - Ottendorfer Public Library
Through August 25, 2010 - Manhattan

Dance party for toddlers featuring tunes from the 70s, 80s, and beyond.

Outdoor Cinema - Socrates Sculpture Park
Through August 25, 2010 - Long Island City

This annual international film festival spotlights a different country or culture each Wednesday evening (weather permitting). Visitors are also invited to sample regional cuisine from neighborhood restaurants, picnic on the grass, and watch musical and dance performances.

The Children's Garden - Suffolk County Farm and Education Center
Through August 25, 2010 - Yaphank

Children choose plants and herbs to grow in plots at the Children's Garden on the Farm. Certified master gardener volunteers teach them how to grow vegetables and herbs, plant butterfly and bird gardens, and much more. Sessions include crafts, farm tours and hay rides. At the end of the season, enjoy a celebratory feast using whatever is growing in the garden. Wednesdays, through August 25. Call 631-727-7850, ext. 345 to sign up.

Mommy & Me Cooking Class - Cupcake Kids!
Through August 25, 2010 - Manhattan

Kids ages 2-4 and their caregivers can whip up a savory or sweet treat in the kitchen while practicing motor, sensory, and social skills. Enrollment is limited; register online.

KidFEST: Hands-On Workshops for Ages 5 & Up - Guild Hall
Through August 25, 2010 - East Hampton

Kids participate in a variety of hands-on workshops throughout the summer. Call for more information. Ages 5 and 6 must be accompanied by an adult. Through August 25.

Kumon Storytime - Kumon Math & Reading Center of Battery Park City
Through August 26, 2010 - Manhattan

Children ages 2-6 listen to interactive stories from Kumon's Recommended Reading List and sing along to fun, educational songs. Free copies of the list will be available to all families.

20's + 30's Rooftop Sunset Yoga - The JCC in Manhattan
Through August 26, 2010 -

Calling all Yogis, those new to yoga, and everyone in between. Join our 20's + 30's for an evening of vinyasa yoga on the JCC's rooftop. Following the 1-hour class, enjoy wine and nosh while taking in beautiful views of the city. Class led by Seth Lieberman. Mats are provided. Class begins promptly at start time listed - please arrive early. Space is limited.

'Yoga Rocks' - Yoga Workshop at Top of the Rock - Top of the Rock
Through August 26, 2010 -

Every Tuesday & Thursday. Top of the Rock, Rockefeller Center's historic observation deck, and The Sports Club/LA invite yoga enthusiasts of all levels to participate in an exclusive Sunrise Yoga experience against the stunning, panoramic backdrop of New York City on Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 13th-August 26th from 6:30 am – 7:30 am. The hour-long Vinyasa-based classes will be led by a Sports Club/LA yoga expert on the Top of the Rock's 67th floor outdoor observation deck and will provide an invigorating start to any participant's day. The class is open to adults 18 and up of all experience levels. The exclusive experience is complimentary to members of The Sports Club/LA – Rockefeller Center®, and non-members are welcome to join at $25 per class. Guests that purchase the entire series will receive two classes complimentary. Participants will meet at The Sports Club/LA, 45 Rockefeller Plaza between 50th and 51st Streets, at 6:15am, from which they will be escorted to the Top of the Rock's 67th Floor Observation Deck. All participants are encouraged to bring their own mats. For more information, please visit the Special Offers page at www.topoftherocknyc.com. Reservations are required, 30 people/class.

Music and Movement - Long Island Children's Museum
Through August 27, 2010 - Garden City

Kids can join this class to enjoy musical instruments and sing-along songs, plus get their bodies moving. Offered every Wednesday and Friday through August 27.

What on Earth? - Long Island Children's Museum
Through August 27, 2010 - Garden City

Kids learn new ways to explore our natural world in the museum's backyard. They'll learn fun ways to help the environment, enjoy a variety of outdoor experiences, try cooking, crafts and other science activities. Weather permitting. Mondays-Fridays, through August 27.

Sunset Jam on the Hudson - Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Park
Through August 27, 2010 -

Every Friday through 8/27. Improvise on African, Latin and Caribbean rhythms at the Sunset Jam on the Hudson drumming circles. The gatherings are led by master drummers Maguette Camara, Mary Knysh, and Pamela Patrick. After beginning with the teaching of traditional drumming patterns, and establishing a steady heartbeat pulse, participants are then asked to contribute their own rhythmic patterns as part of a call and response chanting and drumming. Free. 6:30-8:30pm.

Gallery Tours - El Museo del Barrio
Through August 28, 2010 - Manhattan

Take a guided tour of El Museo's permanent collection and temporary exhibitions. Tours meet at the entrance of the galleries five minutes prior to start time.

Political Subversities - The People's Improv Theater
Through August 28, 2010 -

Initially conceived by 5-time Tony Award Nominee and 3-time Obie Award winner Liz Swados, POLITICAL SUBVERSITIES is a cabaret of darkly funny songs and sketches about culture, politics and the crazy F-ed up world we live in. The Poli-Sub company has dazzled and sold-out The PIT, The Culture Project, and Joe's Pub with this fast-paced and ever-evolving show. A theatrical coup de political comedy birthed by Elizabeth Swados and written by a cast of young actors, writers, singers and sketch comedians. Swados states, "This crew of Political Subversities is a combination of goofy, edgy, nasty, and bighearted. It's political theater you won't see anywhere else. It is intelligent and has a sensibility that has been developed for almost four years. Enjoy and be offended." PIT Artistic Director Jeff Lepine states, "We are thrilled to have Political Subversities back at The PIT. This dark, hilarious, politically charged show will be sure to please the masses... I mean... this is a blue state, right?" BACKSTAGE Magazine has called it an "...extremely talented ensemble cast..." and has said, “It's invigorating to see the fresh-faced crew (mostly recent graduates of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts)” of Political Subverisites (formerly Mental Missiles). POLITICAL SUBVERSITIES is created and performed by a cast of young, vibrant writers and performers including Kim Blanck, Todd Dakotah Briscoe, Jabari Brisport, Andrew Butler, Ismael Cruz Cordova, NicHi Douglas, Matthew Robert Gehring, Emma Tattenbaum-Fine, Shaina K. Taub and Dominique Toney. Directed by Andrew Neisler, assistant directed by Annie Tippe with music direction by Matt Vinson.

Side by Side: Oberlin's Masterworks at the Met - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through August 29, 2010 -

Founded in 1917, the Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College is one of the finest college or university collections in the United States, serving as an invaluable educational resource for aspiring art scholars and artists. While the museum is closed in 2010 for renovations, twenty of their masterpieces -- nineteen paintings and one sculpture -- will be on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art for five months. These will include the great Ter Brugghen painting Saint Sebastian Tended by Irene (one of the most important Northern Baroque paintings in the United States), Cezanne's Viaduct at L'Estaque, Kirchner's Self-Portrait as a Soldier, and a striking Kirchner sculpture. Each of these works will be integrated into the Metropolitan Museum's great collection, creating new, provocative juxtapositions.

Garden and Building Tour - Queens Botanical Garden
Through August 29, 2010 - Flushing

Experience a guided tour of the Garden and Buildings, focusing on what is currently in bloom. Visitors should meet in the lobby of the Visitor and Administration Building and check in at the Front Desk. Tours will be given on a first-come, first-served basis and are limited to 25 visitors. Offered on weekends throughout the spring and summer months.

Preschool Place Puppet Show: Amazon Voyage - New York Hall of Science
Through August 29, 2010 - Flushing

Tots can learn about the animals and fish of the Amazon River region through a puppet program.

Messy Afternoons - Long Island Children's Museum
Through August 29, 2010 - Garden City

Kids will be up to their elbows in goop, guts, shaving cream and play-doh in this class full of artistic activities that everyone loves, but not one likes to clean-up after. The afternoon will offer a variety of sensory activities for children ages 18 months to age 4. Offered every Saturday and Sunday, through August 29.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Extension Summer Workshops 2010 - Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. | The Joan Weill Center for Dance
Through August 29, 2010 -

The Ailey Extension presents exciting summer workshops for both dance teachers and dancers ages 12 & up. Spend your summer in the nation's largest building dedicated to dance, studying with instructors of the highest caliber. FOR DANCE TEACHERS: Leap 'N Learn Teacher Workshop - June 26-27, 2010; Horton Pedagogy Workshop >> Introductory: July 12-16 / Intermediate/Advanced: July 19-23 - Finis Jhung NYC Teacher Workshop >> August 7 & 8, 2010. DANCERS (ages 12 and up) - Master Class Series with Madame Darvash >> June 1-18, 2010. Ballet Basics Weekend Intensive with Finis Jhung >> June 12 & 13, 2010. Ailey Experience 3-Day & Weeklong Workshops >> June 18-20, 2010 (3-Day) August 2-6, 2010 (Weeklong). The Ailey School Summer Intensive* >> June 21 - July 30, 2010 (ages 16-25); June 28 - July 30, 2010 (ages 12-15). *Audition required. Fabrice Herrault Three-Week Ballet Intensive >> August 9-27, 2010 Kat Wildish Performing in NYC Repertory Workshop & Showcase >> August 9-29, 2010. Dance New York International with Kazuko Hirabayashi >> August 9-13 & 16-20. Contemporary Choreography with Michael Thomas >> June 1 - 17, 2010

Romantic Gardens: Nature, Art, and Landscape Design - Morgan Library & Museum
Through August 29, 2010 -

Scenic vistas, winding paths, bucolic meadows, and rustic retreats suitable for solitary contemplation are just a few of the alluring naturalistic features of gardens created in the Romantic spirit. Landscape designers of the Romantic era sought to express the inherent beauty of nature in opposition to the strictly symmetrical, formal gardens favored by aristocrats of the old regime.The Romantics looked to nature as a liberating force, a source of sensual pleasure, moral instruction, religious insight, and artistic inspiration. Eloquent exponents of these ideals, they extolled the mystical powers of nature and argued for more sympathetic styles of garden design in books, manuscripts, and drawings, now regarded as core documents of the Romantic Movement. Their cult of inner beauty and their view of the outside world dominated European thought during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The exhibition features approximately ninety highly influential texts and outstanding works of art, providing a compelling overview of ideas championed by the Romantics and also implemented by them in private estates and public parks in Europe and the United States, notably New York's Central Park.

Broadway Uptown: Zora Returns to Harlem - Harlem Bar B Q
Through August 29, 2010 - Manhattan

This play takes audience members on the journey of a small town southern girl who moved to Harlem and became the first black woman to study at Barnard College and Columbia University. This dinner/theater package includes a prefix three-course meal.

Broadway Uptown: Zora Returns to Harlem - Dinner Theater Show Starring Antonia Badon - HARLEM BAR B-Performance Level
Through August 29, 2010 -

Zora in Harlem ignites the spirit of Zora's adventurous energy in Harlem while preparing audiences to trace the root of the famous era. The play takes you on a journey of a small town southern girl who longed to go to school and embraced her financial disparities by enrolling in high school with one change of underwear, one dress, and one pair of shoes. January 1925 with "$1.50, no job, no friends and a lot of hope," Zora moved to Harlem and became the first black woman to study at Barnard College and Columbia University, rose to fame as a writer, pioneered the literary movement with writers Alaine Locke, Langston Hughes, Wallace Thurman, Dubois, secured a Guggenheim Fellowship Award to study in Haiti, Jamaica and throughout the gulf coast and ultimately became one of the world's greatest literary genius. New Orleans actress Antonia Badon's unique one-woman biography, transcends time and place in a 15 character portrayals, 15 wardrobe changes, 15 authentic voices and 15 music transitions all in 1 hour and 20 minutes for a moment in time allowing the audience to witness a sneak preview of the extraordinary dramatic transformation and portrayal of the famous Hurston in Zora! Returns to Harlem. You can catch this Cultural Edutainment while enjoying a Delicious Prefix Three-Course-Meal 'Wrapped' in Harlem History RUNS: Every Sunday, Opens: June 27th, 2010 - Door Open 2:30pm - Showtime 5pm. HARLEM BAR B Q - 2367 Frederick Douglass Blvd.@127 Street - Dinner Theater package: $45.00 per/person (tips & gratuity included). For more information & group discussions contact: 347.767.8482. For online tickets: www.theatermania.com or call 212.375.0233.

Walk-Up Paddles - Socrates Sculpture Park Beach at Hallets Cove
Through August 29, 2010 - Queens

Kayaking for all ages.

Songs for Seeds Summer Concert Series - apple seeds
Through August 29, 2010 - Manhattan

Each Sunday, July 11-August 29, enjoy a performance and all-day open play in the indoor playground. Songs for Seeds is a music class that encourages kids to sing and play instruments along with a live, three-piece band. Music and language from a different country will be highlighted each week.

Toy Tech Exhibit - Long Island Science Center
Through August 29, 2010 - Riverhead

This new, fun, hands-on exhibit lets kids explore how toys work. They'll play with mechanical, optical and acoustic toys, make and test toys and even invent a new one. Timed tickets may be required on certain days. July 7-August 29.

A Midsummer Night's Dream - Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum
Through August 29, 2010 - Centerport

Arena Players perform this Shakespearian comedy that celebrates the humorous aspects of love outside in the museum's cobblestone courtyard. The story centers around the interactions among four young Athenian lovers, a group of amateur actors, the Duke of Athens (Theseus), the Queen of the Amazons (Hippolyta), and fairies who inhabit a moonlit forest. Fridays and Sundays, July 2-August 29.

Alice In Wonderland - Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum
Through August 29, 2010 - Centerport

Enjoy the adventures of Alice, the white rabbit, and the Mad Hatter in Arena Players' performance of the classic Alice in Wonderland. Through August 29.

A Stitch in Time: Quilts from the Collection - The Historical Society of the Town of Greenwich
Through August 29, 2010 - Cos Cob

Exhibit of 25 quilts made during the 1800s by the descendants of Greenwich’s founding families. Learn how Greenwich Historical Society researchers uncovered information about the lives of those who created the quilts.

NeoIntegrity: Comics Edition - Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art
Through August 29, 2010 - Manhattan

This exhibition, curated by artist Keith Mayerson, includes more than 210 cartoonists, illustrators, animators, and fine artists who work with the spirit and power of iconographic languages to express themselves and tell cultural stories.

"R. Sikoryak: How Classics and Cartoons Collide" - Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art
Through August 29, 2010 - Manhattan

Examine R. Sikoryak's artistic process by viewing a selection of notes, sketches, and reference material which was used to adapt "Crime and Punishment" in the style of a mid-century Batman comic book. The exhibit also includes 10 original art boards for the final story.

Shape Lab - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through August 30, 2010 -

Make discoveries about shape and art in MoMA's newest interactive space. In Shape Lab, families can experiment, build, draw, read, and create with a variety of kid-friendly materials and activities. Open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday, 10:30am-5pm; Friday, 10:30am-6:30pm.

Lee Bontecou: All Freedom in Every Sense - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through August 30, 2010 -

Featuring three sculptures and more than a dozen works on paper by American artist Lee Bontecou (b. 1931), this intimate installation spans four decades of the artist's career, from 1958 to 1998. Known for richly evocative forms that conjure biological, geological, and technological motifs, Bontecou has described "the natural world and its wonders and horrors" as a central preoccupation of her career. Among the earliest works presented are large drawings made of velvety soot and wall-mounted sculptures composed of salvaged canvas stitched to elaborate welded steel armatures. The centerpiece of the installation -- on view in this building for the first time -- is a recently acquired suspended sculpture that was one of the highlights of the artist's 2004 retrospective at MoMA QNS. This large untitled mobile is composed of sections of translucent wire mesh and small porcelain orbs attached to an intricate network of wire that radiate from a central blue porcelain sphere. Made over an eighteen-year period from 1980 to 1998, it presents a galaxy of forms and represents a fulfillment of Bontecou's longstanding desire to create art that encompasses "as much of life as possible -- no barriers -- no boundaries -- all freedom in every sense."

Baby Storytime - Ottendorfer Library
Through August 30, 2010 - Manhattan

Babies 0-18 months old and their caregivers can enjoy a special story time with books, nursery rhymes, and fingerplays.

Breastfeeding Support Group - 92nd Street Y
Through August 30, 2010 - Manhattan

Meet with other moms, babies, and a lactation specialist from the Parenting Center to discuss topics such as the emotional ups and downs of breastfeeding, what happens when your milk supply is weak, how to juggle breastfeeding and work, and whether and how to supplement.

Otto Dix - Neue Galerie
Through August 30, 2010 -

The first one-man museum exhibition of works by the major German artist (1891-1969) ever held in North America, including more than 100 masterpieces addressing his experiences in WWI, portraiture, sexuality, and religious and allegorical painting. Closed Tues. & Wed. $15.

Pre School Prep - YM and YWHA of Washington Heights and Inwood
Through August 30, 2010 - Manhattan

A program for 2-year-olds that includes music, dance, art, storytime, and a snack.

stART (Story + Art) - Long Island Children's Museum
Through August 31, 2010 - Garden City

Kids can join this class, which offers a combination of story time plus art, every Tuesday through Friday, through August 31.

The Little Explorers Club: Travel the World Together! - Rubin Museum of Art
Through August 31, 2010 - Manhattan

Children ages 3-5 explore a new terrain, from the tops of mountains to the depths of the seas. They'll pack their bags, share stories, inspect artwork, and create crafts from around the globe.

The Yak Packers: Early Childhood Art - Rubin Museum of Art
Through August 31, 2010 - Manhattan

Children ages 2-4 and their adult companions look, touch, and explore together, then create projects inspired by Himalayan art.

Moving Through Art: Early Childhood Movement - Rubin Museum of Art
Through August 31, 2010 - Manhattan

Children ages 3-5 and their adult companions move their bodies to interpret lines and shapes and translate visual art into imaginative poses, movements, and sounds.

‘"n Other People’s Skins" - Cathedral of St. John the Divine
Through August 31, 2010 - Manhattan

Inspired by Da Vinci's The Last Supper, this exhibit consists of a table covered in a white tablecloth and surrounded by 12 chairs. An overhead projector beams life-sized images of 12 pairs of hands and arms taking food, breaking bread, and drinking wine. Visitors may sit at one of the chairs and interact with the virtual guests and inhabit 'other people's skins.'

Sweet Dreams - Long Island Children's Museum
Through August 31, 2010 - Garden City

Kids ages 3 and up design their own pillowcase using fabric paint, markers and stamps while listening to lullabies from around the world. Mondays-Fridays, through August 31.

Animal Talk with Scout Stacey - Long Island Children's Museum
Through August 31, 2010 - Garden City

Kids can join Scout Stacey every Tuesday for an exploration of the animal kingdom in the museum's Alive gallery. Observe reptiles, birds, and insects, and learn about their habitats, what they eat, and how to take care of them. Tuesdays through August 31.

'I Wanna Be a Rockstar' Party - SCORES New York
Through August 31, 2010 -

Come out to SCORES New York every Tuesday night for the "I Wanna Be a Rockstar: Life of Fortune and Fame" party. Arrive with your closest of friends and co-workers for a night of unforgettable entertainment with some of the industries biggest rockstars. Afterwards, it won't be hard to convince others why Tuesday is your favorite day of the week.

Gateway to America - Battery Maritime
Through August 31, 2010 -

Explore the ways that geography, defense, immigration and commerce have shaped the history and influence the future of New York on the Gateway to America audio boat tour of New York Harbor. Date: July 17 - August 31. Time: 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, daily. Place: Departs from Battery Maritime Building Slip 5 (next to Staten Island Ferry Terminal). Cost: $18 adults; $16 seniors (62+); $14 kids (3-12). Under 3 is free. (To purchase tickets call 800-533-3779; for more information visit www.nyharborparks.org)

Highway of An Empire: The Great Inca Road - American Museum of Natural History
Through September 01, 2010 -

Learn about the vast Inca Empire and it's extensive and intricate network of roads.

New York: The Game Scavenger Hunt! - Available in 10 areas of the city
Through September 01, 2010 -

Embark on a text message scavenger hunt that shows you NYC's most interesting sights and streets. Receive challenges right on your own cell phone and navigate the city to complete them. Explore a new area of the city in a fun and different way, or check out your favorite neighborhood and discover things you never knew existed. The Game features 10 Game Zones (8 neighborhoods, 2 museums) that you can play on your own schedule and at your own pace, any time of day or day of the year. Each zone takes 2-3 hours to complete and you can play as many "Game Zones" as you want in the time your ticket allows. Grab a few friends, bring your family, or fly solo - any size group will do, plus discounts are available for groups of 8 or more. Getting started is easy since there’s no need to meet at a rigid time or place. Just activate your phone and go! Get in The Game now at www.newyorkthegame.com. Are you up to the challenge? **SAVE $5 with code: citygdmag** The Game can be played by text message or mobile web browser using any US cell phone carrier or using any international carrier on a phone with mobile web browser capabilities.

Lizards & Snakes: Alive! - American Museum of Natural History
Through September 02, 2010 -

Featuring more than 60 live lizards and snakes from five continents in exquisitely prepared habitats. In addition to the live animals, the exhibit uses interactive stations, significant fossils, and an award-winning video to acquaint visitors with the world of the Squamata, the group that includes lizards and snakes. Open daily. $16; children 2-12, $9.

Open Portfolio New York - Chelsea Art Museum
Through September 02, 2010 -

Curator: Elga Wimmer. Organized by Frère Independent. Salon: July 22 - 24, 2010. Exhibition: July 27 - Sept 2, 2010. Opening Reception: July 22, 5 - 8pm. DJ Party at Hudson Hotel Rooftop: July 22, 7-11pm $15. Elga Wimmer & Frère Independent are proud to present the second edition of Open Portfolio at the Chelsea Art Museum. A pool of thirty to forty selected emerging artists from around the globe will share directly with the public their most recent art works. All works will be unique, original, and challenging. Curator Elga Wimmer will lead a selection committee of contemporary art specialists. For three days artists will use a computer and their portfolio to present their work at the museum. At the end of the three days the artists will leave a selection of their works at the museum beginning a month long exhibition resulting from the three day salon and interaction with the public. Producers Elga Wimmer and Thierry Alet introduce here a new and dynamic way of promoting art. Open Portfolio is not just a show, an art fair or a biennial. It is a new format allowing for more proximity between the artists and the public at large.

Kids Surfing Academy - CoreysWave Professional Surf Instruction
Through September 03, 2010 - Montauk

The Kids Surfing Academy lessons and activities include surfing, body boarding, body surfing, beach games, and stand-up paddle boarding. Kids ages 7-16 can register for daily (weekday) Kids Surfing Academy and learn essential ocean safety knowledge while learning basic skills on their first day. Contact Kristin by email at, [email protected] for more information. June 21-September 3.

The New York Freedom Trail - Federal Hall National Memorial
Through September 04, 2010 -

Discover New York's resilient spirit in our revolutionary past on this ranger-guided walking tour of Lower Manhattan. Dates: July 17, 24, 31; August 7, 21, 28; September 4. Tour begins at Federal Hall; concludes at World Trade Center site. Cost: $12.00/person (purchase tickets at www.nyharborparks.org or call 212-668-2321) Self-guided audio tour and map guide also available for download at www.nyharborparks.org*

Mary Poppins - New Amsterdam Theatre
Through September 05, 2010 - Manhattan

See the magical Broadway version of the classic film.

The Lion King - Minskoff Theatre
Through September 05, 2010 - Manhattan

See the Tony-award winning show based on Disney's classic story.

Exhibition: Children of Hangzhou - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through September 05, 2010 - Brooklyn

Exhibit-goers visit a real family in Hangzhou, a Chinese city, and experience the impact of modernization on the lives of the girls and boys in a family that bridges old traditions and new ways of life. Inside recreated models of an apartment, pagoda, open-air market, classroom, and rice field, and shopping mall, visitors try hands-on activities and participate in the lives of the local children as they go about their daily play, school life, and work in today's China. Runs through September 5.

Harlem Meer Performance Festival - Charles A. Dana Discovery Center
Through September 05, 2010 - Manhattan

This outdoor concert series features emerging and established local Latin, jazz, world, and gospel artists. For the full schedule, visit www.centralparknyc.org/events.

From Mansion to Museum: The Frick Collection Celebrates Seventy-Five Years - Frick Collection
Through September 05, 2010 -

It was the desire of Henry Clay Frick (1849-1919) that his extraordinary art collection and magnificent home at 1 East 70 Street be opened as a museum following his family's period of residence. After the death of his wife, Adelaide, in 1931, the mansion, built in 1913-14 by Thomas Hastings (1860-1929) of Carrère and Hastings, underwent further construction in order to transform it into a space suitable as a public institution. Significantly and sensitively expanded by architect John Russell Pope (1873-1937), the resulting building opened to a fascinated public on December 16, 1935 as The Frick Collection. To commemorate the seventy-fifth anniversary of that occasion, a selection of elegant elevations, executed for Pope by artist Angelo Magnanti (1879-1969), will be on display in the Cabinet.

Climate Change Activity - New York Hall of Science
Through September 05, 2010 - Flushing

Compare the changes in temperature caused by differing levels of carbon dioxide, learn about climate change, and find out how you can help our Earth.

Preschool Place Puppet Show: "Go Hide!" - New York Hall of Science
Through September 05, 2010 - Flushing

Felix the catfish and Pinky piranha are out playing a dangerous game of hide-and-go-seek in their home, the Amazon River. Help them hide from the fisherman who is trying to catch them and learn about the animals and fish of the Amazon River region.

Approaching Abstraction - American Folk Art Museum
Through September 06, 2010 -

It is commonly assumed that contemporary self-taught artists work solely in a representational style, eager to engage in storytelling and personal memory. But while the narrative tradition often is a primary impulse, a significant number exhibit a tendency to be seduced by material, technique, color, form, line, and texture, creating artwork that omits or obscures representation. "Approaching Abstraction" highlights the work of more than forty of these artists and includes European art brut masters, such as Aloise Corbaz, Rafael Lonne, and Adolf Wolfli; self-taught artists from the American South, such as Thornton Dial Sr., Bessie Harvey, J.B. Murry, and Purvis Young; and lesser-known artists, such as Johnny Culver, Hiroyuki Doi, and Melvin Way. This first exploration into nonobjective expression within this field is selected entirely from the museum's permanent collection.

Aquatic Adventures: Sea Lion Kiss - Atlantis Marine World
Through September 06, 2010 - Riverhead

Each weekend, kids can get an up-close encounter-a kiss and keepsake photo-with a sea lion named Java. Saturdays and Sundays through Memorial Day, then offered daily in the summer. For kids 8 and up. Kids under 8 must be accompanied by an adult (with the adults receiving the kiss).

LIZARDS and SNAKES: ALIVE! - American Museum of Natural History
Through September 06, 2010 -

See more than 60 live lizards and snakes from five continents in exquisitely prepared habitats. In addition to the live animals, the exhibit uses interactive stations, significant fossils, and an award-winning video to acquaint visitors with the world of the Squamata, the group that includes lizards and snakes.

Haunted: Contemporary Photography/Video/Performance - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through September 06, 2010 -

This exhibition examines myriad ways photographic imagery is incorporated into recent practice and in the process underscores the unique power of reproductive media while documenting a widespread contemporary obsession, both collective and individual, with accessing the past.

The Modern Myth: Drawing Mythologies in Modern Times - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through September 06, 2010 -

Throughout history, mythologies have provided explanations for humankind's existential surroundings through collective beliefs and shared verbal and visual narratives. Representational visual artists have long looked to ancient mythologies as a thematic repertoire, a tradition both preserved and evolved by modern and contemporary artists who continue to address and reinterpret mythological references in their works. This exhibition addresses the artistic traces of these motifs in modern art, as well as the practice of modern myth-making, through a nonlinear, thematic representation of works, following a rough chronology from 1797 to 2008. Among the artists represented are Matthew Barney, Joseph Beuys, Paul Cézanne, Enrique Chagoya, Salvador Dalí, Marcel Duchamp, Willem de Kooning, Juan Downey, Marlene Dumas, Max Ernst, Adolph Gottlieb, Arshile Gorky, Wifredo Lam, Matta, Ana Mendieta, Robert Motherwell, Pablo Picasso, Richard Prince, Jackson Pollock, Odilon Redon, Mark Rothko, Jim Shaw, and Andy Warhol.

Tutankhamun's Funeral - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through September 06, 2010 -

Buried near his tomb in around 1327 B.C., remains from the mummification and funeral of the ancient Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun were unearthed in 1907 by the American businessman and excavator Theodore M. Davis, who in 1909 donated the objects to the Metropolitan Museum. This exhibition will consist of the most important pieces from the Davis find. On display will be pottery vessels from the funeral meal, linen sheets and bandages, bags of natron and sawdust from the embalming process, and some fine linen head covers worn by the embalmers. Highlights will be the miraculously well-preserved collars of real flowers that must have been intended to adorn the mummy, but were not used. A sculpted head of the youthful Tutankhamun, facsimile paintings representing contemporary funerary rituals, and photographs by Harry Burton will round out this intimate glimpse into what went on at the king's funeral.

Haunted: Contemporary Photography/Video/Performance - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through September 06, 2010 -

An examination of the myriad ways photographic imagery is incorporated into recent practice and in the process underscores the unique power of reproductive media while documenting a widespread contemporary obsession, both collective and individual, with accessing the past.

Picasso: Themes and Variations - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through September 06, 2010 -

Featuring approximately one hundred works, this exhibition explores Picasso's creative process through the medium of printmaking, tracing his development from the early years of the twentieth century, with depictions of itinerant circus performers in the Blue and Rose periods, to his discovery of Cubism. It follows his evolving artistic vision through decades of experimentation in etching, lithography, and linoleum cut, demonstrating how each technique inspired new directions in his work. The exhibition focuses on specific themes, showing how Picasso's imagery went through a constant process of metamorphosis. Printmaking, in particular, allows this fundamental aspect of his art to become vividly clear, since various stages in building a composition can be documented. One series of lithographs shows Picasso progressing, step-by-step, from a realistic depiction of a bull to one that is completely abstracted into schematic lines. Other series reveal changing interpretations of the women in Picasso's life, as they become the subject of his art and a catalytic force behind his creativity.

The Coney Island Illuscination! - Coney Island Beach
Through September 06, 2010 - Brooklyn

Ringling Bros. weaves intrigue, marvel and fun as children of all ages follow "Illuscinator" David DaVinci through outlandish, heart-racing transformations including suspending himself by his feet, and attempting to escape from a straitjacket, all while directly above a pack of exotic lions. Opens today and runs through September 6.

The Geographic Theatre - Yale Peabody Museum
Through September 06, 2010 - New Haven

A video program produced through this year's EVOLUTIONS (a CT Science program at the Yale Peabody for grades 1, 3, 4, 6 and 8) presents Rocks & Minerals, Natural Resources, The water Cycle, The Solar System and Gravity using pythonesque skits, clever commercials and rap tunes.

Muttville Comix Canine Comedy Show - Long Island Game Farm Wildlife Park & Children's Zoo
Through September 06, 2010 - Manorville

Johnny Peers' Muttville Comix, a popular canine comedy show, will feature 15 dogs (most of which were rescued from shelters) in a variety of tricks such as jumping rope, ladder climbing, tightrope walking and skateboarding. Runs daily through September 6 at the 500-seat amphitheater, with two shows on weekdays at 12pm and 3pm and three shows on weekends at 12pm, 2pm. and 4pm.

'Gods, Myths & Mortals: Discover Ancient Greece' - Children's Museum of Manhattan
Through September 06, 2010 - Manhattan

Immerse yourself in Ancient Greece, surrounded by real ancient objects. Climb a giant Trojan horse, escape the Cyclops, and sing with the Sirens as you complete your epic journey.

Sunken Forest Tour - Sailors Haven Visitor Center
Through September 06, 2010 - Fire Island

Families can go on a 1 1/2 hour tour of this rare maritime Holly Forest, through its trail that drops down into a lush canopy of trees. Offered daily through September 6.

Enchanted Evenings - Sailors Haven Visitor Center
Through September 06, 2010 - Fire Island

Families can sign up to learn about a variey of topics presented each Friday, from stargazing to mosquitoes to bedtime stories. Call for topics. Fridays, through September 6.

Catch of the Day - Sailors Haven Visitor Center
Through September 06, 2010 - Fire Island

Families can discover common types of marine life found in the Great South Bay. Participants must wear water shoes. Every Saturday, through September 6.

Junior Ranger: Path to Discover Program - Sailors Haven Visitor Center
Through September 06, 2010 - Fire Island

Kids ages 8-12 can sign up for this prgoram and learn a different topic each week, which covers the special places and things protected by Fire Island National Seashore. Saturdays, through September 6.

Secrets of the Seashore: Rangers' Choice - Sailors Haven Visitor Center
Through September 06, 2010 - Fire Island

Families can discover horseshoe crabs, whales, learn about the history of Fire Island, take a stroll along the beach or go seining in the bay. Program topics change each week. Call for more information. Sundays, through September 6.

Children's Hour: Seaside Stories & Crafts - Sailors Haven Visitor Center
Through September 06, 2010 - Fire Island

Kids ages 5-7 listen to stories about the seashore environment abd crate a craft to take home. Learn about whales, horseshoe crabs, deer, turtles, birds, trees or the stars. Sundays, through September 6.

Exploring the Salt Marsh: A Guided Canoe Tour - Watch Hill Visitor Center
Through September 06, 2010 - Fire Island

Families with kids ages 7 and up can sign up to explore the Watch HilL Salt Marsh in this canoe trip. Must be 16 and older to paddle. Canoes, paddles and life jackets provided. Must be able to swim! Call to reserve beginning at 10am the day of the program, in person. Through September 6.

Enchanted Evenings - Watch Hill Visitor Center
Through September 06, 2010 - Fire Island

A variety of topics are presented each week, including stargazing, mosquitoes and bedtime stories for families. Call for more information. Fridays, through September 6.

Catch of the Day - Watch Hill Visitor Center
Through September 06, 2010 - Fire Island

Families discover the common marine life found in the Great South Bay. Participants must wear water shoes. Saturdays, through September 6.

Junior Ranger: Path to Discovery Program - Watch Hill Visitor Center
Through September 06, 2010 - Fire Island

Kids ages 8-12 can sign up to be a Junior Ranger and learn about the special plaecs and things protected by the Fire Island National Seashore. A different program of topics is presented each week. Saturdays, through September 6.

Sunday Stroll: Discovering Fire Island's Habitats - Watch Hill Visitor Center
Through September 06, 2010 - Fire Island

The Rangers lead this walk through Watch Hill's nature trail. Famileis can learn about the range of habitats and wildlife found on Fire Island, and how they support the barrier island's ecosystem. Sundays, through September 6.

Children's Hour: Seaside Stories & Crafts - Watch Hill Visitor Center
Through September 06, 2010 - Fire Island

Kids ages 5-7 listen to stories and learn about the seashore environment, including horseshoe crabs, turtles, whales, deer, birds, trees or stars. Afterwards, they'll create a craft to take home. Sundays, through September 6.

Ocean Treasures - Otis Pike Wilderness Visitor Center
Through September 06, 2010 - Fire Island

Families can learn about the ocean beach dynamics and go on a nature walk. Must be able to walk on sand. Bring water, a hat, and sunscreen. Saturdays, through September 6.

Junior Ranger: Path to Discovery Program - Otis Pike Wilderness Visitor Center
Through September 06, 2010 - Fire Island

Children ages 8-12 sign up to become a part of the Junior Ranger Program and learn a different topic each week relating to the special places and things protected by the Fire Island National Seashore. Saturdays, through September 6.

Children's Hour: Seaside Stories & Crafts - Otis Pike Wilderness Visitor Center
Through September 06, 2010 - Fire Island

Kids ages 5-7 listen to stories about the seashore environment and learn about horseshoe crabs, whales, turtles, birds, deer, trees and stars. Afterwards, they'll create a craft to take home. Sundays, through September 6.

Summer Planetarium Shows - Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium
Through September 06, 2010 - Centerport

Families can take their pick from hourly planeatarium shows, offered every hour from Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-5pm. On Thursday and Friday nights, shows are hourly at 8pm, 9pm and 10pm, and on Saturday only, see a show at 7pm, 8pm, 9pm and 10pm. On Sundays, shows are hourly from 12pm-4pm. Visit the website for individual planatarium and laser program titles and show times. Through September 6.

Exhibit: 'Power to Play: From Trash to Treasure' - New World Stages Gallery Space
Through September 06, 2010 - Manhattan

This traveling exhibit, organized by ChildFund International, features more than 350 toys that were handmade using found objects by impoverished children from around the world.

Pirate Snorkel Adventure - Atlantis Marine World
Through September 06, 2010 - Riverhead

During this snorkel adventure, kids will help Captain Poseidon locate missing treasure. While searching the lagoon, view tropical fish from all around the world. Afterwards, walk away with some booty ? a $2 game card and a pirate eye patch featuring the aquarium's own Jolly Poseidon. Call for reservations. Space limited. Through September 6.

Sounding the Pacific: Musical Instruments of Oceania - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through September 07, 2010 -

This exhibition -- the first in an art museum to be devoted exclusively to Oceanic musical instruments -- explores the rich diversity of musical instruments created and used in the Pacific Islands. Drawn primarily from the Met's collections, the exhibition features more than 60 instruments from small personal types such as panpipes and courting whistles to larger forms played at performances heard by the entire community, such as the exquisitely carved temple drums of the Austral Islands or the imposing sacred slit gongs of New Guinea.

The Geometry of Kandinsky and Malevich - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through September 07, 2010 -

This exhibition examines Russian artists Vasily Kandinsky (1866-1944) and Kazimir Malevich (1878-1935) and their distinctive approach to abstraction through a focused presentation of eight paintings. Closed Thurs. $18.

Pre-School Open Enrollment - Suffolk Y JCC
Through September 08, 2010 - Commack

The Suffolk Y's Pre-school's spiral curriculum introduces 2-4-year-olds to math, science, history, linguistics and technology. Physical and social development is encouraged with swim, gym, music and tennis. Call for a tour. Through September 8.

Cruise Night - Bear Mountain State Park
Through September 08, 2010 - Bear Mountain

Stop by to see classic cars. Weekly activities include a raffle, prizes and giveaways, music, vendors and food.

Dinosaur Revolution Maze Exhibit - Discovery Museum and Planetarium
Through September 08, 2010 - Bridgeport

Travel back through time to gather evidence, debunk popular myths, and learn why dinosaurs are one of the most successful survivors in earth's history.

Summer Camp - My Gym Larchmont
Through September 09, 2010 - Mamaroneck

A summer program including games, relays, sports, puppets, gymnastics, arts and crafts, story time, a healthy snack and much more.

Before They Were Parks - Arsenal Gallery
Through September 09, 2010 -

An exhibition exploring the pre-park existence of numerous city parks -- including former estates, industrial sites, reservoirs, cemeteries, vacant lots, natural preserves and tenement districts -- and the stories of their transformation into urban amenities. The exhibition features more than 100 vintage and contemporary photographs, as well as memorabilia and objects including an artist's model for the forthcoming Frederick Douglass Memorial and an 18th-century gravestone recently unearthed in Washington Square Park. Thirty-six parks, from the Bronx to Staten Island, are highlighted, including the High Line, Bryant Park, Jefferson Market Garden, the Brooklyn Promenade, Lincoln Center, Fresh Kills, Elmhurst Park, Concrete Plant Park. Free. Weekdays, 9am-5pm.

This Hallowed Ground: Slavery in New York - Federal Hall National Memorial
Through September 09, 2010 -

Discover the forgotten history of New York's early Africans, enslaved and free, and their struggle for survival in a new world on the ranger-guided walking tour of This Hallowed Ground. Dates: July 17, 31; August 14, 21, 28; September 4, 9. Tour begins at Federal Hall; concludes at the African Burial Ground. Cost: $12.00/person (purchase tickets at www.nyharborparks.org or call 212-668-2321) Self-guided audio tour and map guide also available for download at www.nyharborparks.org*

Exhibition: Capturing the Spirit of the Book - Brooklyn Public Library Central branch
Through September 10, 2010 - Brooklyn

Artist Sandra Jackman's books relate to literature, fantasy, comic books, science fiction, war and politics in this summer-long exhibition.

Imaginocean - New World Stages
Through September 11, 2010 - Manhattan

A new family musical adventure, created and written by Emmy and Tony Award-nominated actor John Tartaglia, Imaginocean follows the undersea adventures of a group of fish friends, who uncover a treasure map that leads them to learn about themselves and ultimately uncover the treasure of each other's friendship.

Special Exhibition: 'Kiki Smith: Sojourn' - Brooklyn Museum
Through September 12, 2010 - Brooklyn

This family-friendly exhibition presents an installation by Kiki Smith that explores the ideas of creative inspiration and the cycle of life in relation to women artists. The exhibit will draw from a variety of work by the artist in a range of media, including drawing, cast objects, unique sculpture, painting, and photography.

Andy Warhol: The Last Decade Exhibition - Brooklyn Museum
Through September 12, 2010 - Brooklyn

This is the first United States museum exhibition of the late works of American artist Andy Warhol(1928-1987) and the first major Warhol survey in New York since the 1989 exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art. Nearly fifty paintings on view reveal the artist's vitality, energy, and spirit of experimentation. Runs June 18 through September 12, 2010.

Night Journeys: An Adventure in the World of Sleep and Dreams - Long Island Children's Museum
Through September 12, 2010 - Garden City

Take a fascinating journey through the world of bedtime rituals and routines and into the nighttime experience of sleep and dreams in this new exhibit. Visitors enter into a whimsical bedroom setting, where they are introduced to sleeping places from many parts of the world. Lie down on an ancient Egyptian bed, try out a headrest from Japan or Somalia or carry dolls using a Mexican rebozo. Peek into unusual sleeping places, shine giant flashlights under the bed to scare away the monsters and explore bedtime rituals from around the world. Through September 12. Visitors continue their journey into the world of sleep and dreams by exploring the “active” state of sleep in an animated video that shows eye movement, body movement and brain activity during sleep. Next, compare some of your dreams to those of both children and adults and see what they mean. Explore different approaches to dream interpretation by people around the world. Learn about dreambooks from China, feed a bad dreamto Baku—the Japanese dream eater and see how a family in Malaysia share their dreams over breakfast. All Ages. Free with museum admission. This traveling exhibit was developed by The Brooklyn Children’s Museum for the Minnesota Children’s Museum and The Youth Museum Exhibit Collaborative (YMEC). The exhibition was funded by YMEC with additional support provided by the Spunk Fund, Inc.

Exhibition: The Sea Around Us - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through September 12, 2010 - Roslyn Harbor

NCMA’s newest exhibition portrays the magnetism we feel for bodies of water alongside the dangers, even the terror, that seas often present. This exhibition examines the romantic fascination artists have always had for expanses of water through American and European artists working in many styles from the mid-19th century to the present. Through September 12.

Summer Earth Fest - Family Picnic Fun - IKEA/Erie Basin Park
Through September 12, 2010 -

FOLLOW the ENVIROMEDIA MOBILE to IKEA/Erie Basin Park, in Red Hook Brooklyn, One Beard Street at the SOUTHEASTERN LAWN along the Water in the Back of IKEA. LIVE MUSIC, WATERFRONT RECREATION and more AT IKEA/Erie Basin Park- SAT JUNE 19th. 1PM-5PM FOLLOW THE ENVIROMEDIA MOBILE- Public Tours of the Mobile Museum with fun waterfront and environmental recreation activities (Live Underwater Video Exploration, Aquatic Ecology Lab, Kite Flight, Catch & Release Fishing, Urban Wildlife Appreciation and Education- exploring the urban corvids, plus Mobile Museum Gift Shop, Refreshment Wagon. AND OPEN PIANO ON THE SOAP BOX- drop in, sign up and share a song, PLUS guest performance by folk singer ERICA RUSSO ( southeastern lawn). MAKE MUSIC BROOKLYN ***MON JUNE 21st- In Conjunction with MAKE MUSIC NYC- 4pm-8pm. Guest performance- DANNY WOLF and 3rd BAND. ( in front of the park). For more info and download a summer calendar of events visit http://enviromediamobile.blogspot.com

Contemporary Art from the Collection - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through September 12, 2010 -

The works selected for this installation highlight the debates around economics, politics, gender, and ethnicity that have permeated artistic practices since the late 1960s. Including approximately 130 works drawn from all of the Museum's curatorial departments, the installation features a variety of approaches to art-making and follows a chronological path. The exhibition begins with works such as a haunting "body print" by David Hammons (1969), which depicts the artist in an act of prayer, and Pino Pascali's Machine Gun (1966), a sculpture he made out of parts from a Fiat 500 during a period of intense social unrest in Italy. Concluding the show are two projects that explore larger themes of humanity and loss through current events: Huma Bhabha's expansive print series Reconstructions (2007), in which the artist memorializes lost civilizations in her native Pakistan, and Paul Chan's Waiting for Godot (2007), a project based on the artist's restaging of Samuel Beckett's play in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.

2010 Members' Art Exhibition: 'New Works: The Creative Process Revealed' - Flushing Town Hall
Through September 12, 2010 - Flushing

Members of Flushing Council on Culture & the Arts who are visual artists show their work in this exhibition, a yearly tradition at historic Flushing Town Hall. This year's theme pays homage to the creative process of the visual artist in an exhibition that looks at works created in the past three years.

Up Close: Henry Darger and the Coloring Book - American Folk Art Museum
Through September 13, 2010 -

Henry Darger (1892-1973) adopted countless images from popular-media sources, such as newspapers, magazines, comics, and cartoons, but no single source influenced him as steadily as the coloring book. This intimate exhibition features nine examples culled from the museum's extensive Henry Darger Study Archive, illustrating the primary role the coloring book played for this important twentieth-century artist.

Yoga in the Park - Socrates Sculpture Park
Through September 18, 2010 - Long Island City

On Saturdays, join a free Kripalu Yoga class, a system of Hatha Yoga that integrates body postures, breathing techniques, relaxation, and meditation. Suitable for all experience levels. Participants should bring a mat or towel.

'Toys: The Inside Story' - Children's Museum of Manhattan
Through September 18, 2010 - Manhattan

Visitors to this exhibit can explore the simple mechanisms found inside common toys, while hands-on stations allow for open-ended experimentation with pulleys, cams, gears, linkages, and circuits.

Long Island Ducks - Citibank Park
Through September 19, 2010 - Central Islip

Watch a minor league baseball game featuring the Long Island Ducks at Citibank Park. See website or call for season schedule. Through September 19.

Tai Chi in the Park - Socrates Sculpture Park
Through September 19, 2010 - Long Island City

Led by members of the Taoist Tai Chi Society. Classes are designed for all experience levels. Participants should wear comfortable clothing.

Coffee: The World in Your Cup - Yale Peabody Museum
Through September 19, 2010 - New Haven

Through selected artifacts, films and photographs this temporary exhibition explores the influence of coffee on the environment, human culture and economies worldwide—from coffee cultivation in Africa and South America to coffee culture in the United States. This $60-billion-a-year global industry connects the richest countries in the world with some of the poorest.

'Flip It, Fold It, Figure It Out - Ward Melville Heritage Organization Educational & Cultural Center
Through September 20, 2010 - Stony Brook

An interactive exhibit offering amazing activities with patterns, shapes and sizes. "Find the Beat," "Origami Folds," "Puzzling Shapes" and much more. Flip It, Fold It, Figure It Out was produced by the Museum of Life and Science in conjunction with the Grassroots Science Museums Collaborative. Through September 20.

A Clearing in the Forest - The Great Hill and The Peter Jay Sharp Children's Glade
Through September 26, 2010 - Manhattan

This summer family series combines eco-education and multi-cultural fun through interactive dance, music, art, storytelling, and puppetry performances. Programs include a workshop by the American Ballet Theatre, Great Jazz on the Great Hill, African Film for Families by the African Film Festival, puppet-making, and circusy yoga. Events are held Saturdays on the Great Hill and Sundays at The Peter Jay Sharp Children's Glade.

Sundae Sermon Dance Party In The Park - Morningside Park
Through September 26, 2010 -

The dates for summer 2010 (Alternate Sundays, June-Sept): Sundays - June 20, July 18, Aug 1, Aug 19, Sep 12, Sep 26. Musical Directions is pleased to announce the upcoming dates for the 3rd annual "Sundae Sermon" Dance Party in Morningside Park, Harlem NYC. This year's line-up of rotating DJs includes a collection of the country's most renowned DJs all spinning Soulful House anthems blended with classic R&B, Disco, Funk, and a touch of Afro-Beat. "Sundae Sermon" is a community event, bringing together Harlem's rich & diverse inhabitants. Young and old alike, entrepreneurs, students and families come together to celebrate & enjoy the day. Pack a picnic & grab a spot on the upper lawn. Brought to you with the support and partnership of media sponsors VIBE/UPTOWN Media Group. As well as local sponsorship support from The Little Gym, Bikram Yoga, Harlem Now and Gems.

Epic India: Scenes from the Ramayana - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through September 27, 2010 -

The story of Rama -- the Ramayana -- ne of the great epics of South Asia literature, has captured the imagination of Indian artists for centuries. Scenes from the Ramayana first appear at Deogarh, in north India, in the mid-fifth century. These temple sculptures are the earliest depictions of the avatars, or divine appearances, of Vishnu, among whom the most popular proved to be Rama.

Pinkalicious, The Musical - The Bleecker Street Theatre
Through September 30, 2010 - Manhattan

Follow along the adventures of Pinkalicious as her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe - a dream come true for this pink-loving enthusiast.

Daily Upstairs/Downstairs Tours of Coe Hall - Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park and Coe Hall
Through September 30, 2010 - Oyster Bay

Hour-long tours of the servants' quarters are offered daily. Families see how servants lived in the 1920's, view the kitchen areas, wine vaults, flower room and more. Offered daily through September 30.

Picasso: Themes and Variations - Museum of Modern Art
Through September 30, 2010 - Manhattan

An exhibition exploring Pablo Picasso's creative process through the medium of printmaking.

Gold Coast Weddings Exhibition: 1890-1940 - Planting Fields Arboretum and Coe Hall
Through September 30, 2010 - Oyster Bay

This new exhibit explores the world of glamorous weddings on Long Island's Gold Coast at a time when the great mansions on the North Shore were becoming famous. View a 16-foot archway of silk flowers that recreates a wedding flower display from 1897, a newsreel featuring wedding dresses and other accessories, see an example of a wedding cake from the 1930s, and learn how wedding traditions began. Answer questions about the exhibit with a text messaging scavenger hunt. Children will enjoy a trunk full of wedding dress up clothes. Through September 30. .

Live Butterfly Exhibit - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through September 30, 2010 - Scarsdale

Get an up close view of numerous varieties of butterflies and learn about their importance in nature. Learn how adult butterflies are diverse in shape, size, and color and play an important role in the web of life.

New York Sports Club's Free Zumba Classes in Herald Square - Herald Square
Through September 30, 2010 -

Zumba is a fun, easy-to-follow aerobic routine that combines Latin dance moves with cardio. It’s a wildly popular way to maximize caloric output while toning your whole body. Zumba takes the work out of working out. Every Thursday from May 6th to September 30th 6:00PM at Herald Square, 34th and Broadway. To register, sign up at the NYSC table in Herald Square just before the event. All levels are welcome and anyone who participates gets a complimentary 3-day trial. Feel free to use it after Zumba to grab a shower at our 34th & Park or 38th & Broadway locations. For more information, please visit www.mysportsclubs.com

Storywalk - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through September 30, 2010 - Scarsdale

Take a stroll on the woodland trail and read a favorite children's storybook along the way.

Pick Your Own Berries - Patty's Berries and Bunches
Through October 01, 2010 - Mattituck

Families can pick their own berries at this farm, which specializes in growing strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries as well as vibrant fresh cut flower bunches. This year is expected to offer the tasting berries in 10 years. Season through October 1.

Body Parts: Ancient Egyptian Fragments and Amulets - Brooklyn Museum
Through October 02, 2010 - Brooklyn

Body Parts features thirty-five objects that represent individual body parts in ancient Egyptian art from the Brooklyn Museum's collection, many of which will be displayed for the first time. While traditional exhibitions of ancient art focus on reconstructing damaged works, this exhibition uses fragmentary objects to illuminate the very realistic depiction of individual body parts in canonical Egyptian sculpture. The ancient Egyptians carefully depicted each part of the human body, respecting the significance of every detail. When viewed individually these sculptures and fragments reveal ancient notions of the body, as well as details of workmanship, frequently unnoticed in more complete sculptures.

Harlem? Harlem! Dance Theatre of Harlem 1969-2010 - Museum of Arts and Culture
Through October 02, 2010 - New Rochelle

An original exhibit that uses archival photographs, vintage posters, costumes and video clips to trace the history of the groundbreaking Dance Theatre of Harlem.

Trees: Heroes of Our Planet Natural History Exhibit - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through October 03, 2010 - Scarsdale

Learn the anatomy of a tree, the role trees play in a healthy ecosystem, and the many threats they face from the people they serve so well. The exhibit includes pictures, charts, hands-on displays and more.

HSBC Children's Garden Sessions - Queens Botanical Garden
Through October 03, 2010 - Flushing

Rebecca Wolf, Education Coordinator at the Queens Botanical Garden is looking for a new crop of young horticulturists, ages 5 to12, to participate in 2010 sessions of the HSBC Children's Garden Program at QBG. Registration for the Spring Session, which begins on March 27, 2010, is now open.QBG's HSBC Children’s Garden, the first "green" children's program in Queens, also offers kids the opportunity to practice different sustainable gardening techniques, such as composting and mulching, and learn about the reuse and recycling of materials. Spring Session Saturdays, March 27 through June 12 (except for Memorial Day weekend) 9:30 a.m. to Noon Summer Session Tuesday, July 5 through Thursday, August 19 Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. OR Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fall Session Saturdays, September 12 through October 3 9:30 a.m. to Noon

Julie Mehretu: Grey Area - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through October 06, 2010 -

The paintings in this exhibition were produced as the 15th commission of Deutsche Bank and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. Inspired in part by Berlin, the city in which Mehretu created the works, the paintings evoke the psychogeography of a place and the effects of the built environment on individuals, while at the same time contemplating the past and the surviving traces of lived history.

Kayaking on the Hudson - Riverside Park South
Through October 10, 2010 - Manhattan

Join the Downtown Boathouse for 20 minutes of instruction, then explore the Hudson River first-hand. Participants must wear proper attire and know how to swim.

Tape Art: Let's Draw Together! - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through October 10, 2010 - Manhattan

The exhibition will transform CMA's gallery space into a canvas for new drawings created by the Tape Artists in collaboration with CMA's young artist community. Children can request what they want the artists to draw through the use of a suggestion box. Each time new drawings are made the previous ones will be documented, disassembled, and displayed as photographs.

Building America's Canals Exhibit - Mystic Seaport: Museum of America and the Sea
Through October 11, 2010 - Mystic

A hands-on exhibit divided into sections relating to key canal structures - locks, masonry arches, cranes and aqueducts. Build your own canal, use model cranes to load and unload cargo from canal boats, or try a computer game in which you build and operate a lock, complete with virtual dynamite.

Exhibition: 25 Years of Arts for Transit - New York Transit Museum
Through October 11, 2010 - Brooklyn

Since 1986 Arts for Transit has created over 200 projects for the stations and facilities of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, with another 50 currently in production. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Arts for Transit, the museum presents an exhibition that examines the art, artists, and impact of this varied body of work. Runs through October 11, 2010.

Matisse: Radical Invention, 1913-1917 - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through October 11, 2010 -

In the time between Henri Matisse's (1869?1954) return from Morocco in 1913 and his departure for Nice in 1917, the artist produced some of the most demanding, experimental, and enigmatic works of his career -- paintings that are abstracted and rigorously purged of descriptive detail, geometric and sharply composed, and dominated by shades of black and gray. Works from this period have typically been treated as unrelated to one another, as an aberration within the artist's development, or as a response to Cubism or World War I. Matisse: Radical Invention, 1913-1917 moves beyond the surface of these paintings to examine their physical production and the essential context of Matisse's studio practice. Through this shift of focus, the exhibition reveals deep connections among these works and demonstrates their critical role in the artist's development at this time. Matisse himself acknowledged near the end of his life the significance of this period when he identified two works -- Bathers by a River (1909-10, 1913, 1916-17) and The Moroccans (1915-16) -- as among his most "pivotal." The importance of this moment resides not only in the formal qualities of the paintings but also in the physical nature of the pictures, each bearing the history of its manufacture. The exhibition includes approximately 120 paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints, primarily from the years of 1913-17, in the first sustained examination devoted to the work of this important period. Timed tickets are required and guarantee entrance to the exhibition at the time designated on the ticket, and carry no extra charge.

America's Kitchens - The Long Island Museum
Through October 17, 2010 - Stony Brook

This new exhibition explores 200 years of evolution in the American kitchen, from open fires to microwave ovens. Through October 17 in the Art Museum.

Hipsters, Hustlers, and Handball Players: Leon Levinstein's New York Photographs, 1950–1980 - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through October 17, 2010 -

Leon Levinstein (American, 1910–1988), an unheralded master of street photography, is best known for his candid and unsentimental black-and-white figure studies made in New York City neighborhoods from Times Square and the Lower East Side to Coney Island. This exhibition, drawn exclusively from the Metropolitan's collection, will feature some forty photographs that reflect the artist's fearless approach to the medium. Levinstein's graphic virtuosity -- seen in raw, expressive gestures and seemingly monumental bodies -- is balanced by his unusual compassion for his offbeat subjects from the demimonde.

The Edible Garden - New York Botanical Garden
Through October 17, 2010 -

An exhibition celebrating growing and preparing great food. Set across the 250-acre NYBG, The Edible Garden features vegetable gardens and displays, demonstrations from food and gardening experts, celebrity appearances by Daisy Martinez, Dan Barber, Sara Moulton, and others during four festival weekends, and programs that demonstrate the bounty, economy, and nutritional value of edible plants. For schedule of events, visit nybg.org.

The Edible Garden at The New York Botanical Garden - The New York Botanical Garden
Through October 17, 2010 - Bronx

See a garden wide exhibition of edible plants and vegetables plus cooking demos, special programs and more.

Flowers-to-Fruits in the Everett Children's Adventure Garden - New York Botanical Garden
Through October 17, 2010 -

Children investigate the relationships between flowers and important pollinators and learn how flowers become fruits. Celebrate Harvest Week, October 9–17, by making apple sauce, pressing apple prints, and exploring fruits and seeds harvested by animals around the Garden. Tuesdays–Fridays, 1:30–5:30 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Farm-to-Table in the Everett Children's Adventure Garden - New York Botanical Garden
Through October 17, 2010 -

A Farm-to-Table play station in the Bendheim Global Greenhouse for the youngest visitors lets children pretend to be farmers. Through play, kids learn what grows on a farm. They can practice "harvesting" fruits and vegetables, and then use them to "cook" delicious recipes at the cafe. Tuesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

- Suffern Farmers Market
Through October 23, 2010 - Suffern

This weekly market is held on Saturdays and features locally-grown vegetables, fruits, organic produce, meats, prepared foods, cheeses, breads and other local products. Activities include entertainment, cooking demonstrations children's activities.

Young Sprouts Gardening - Children's Garden, Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
Through October 26, 2010 - Manhattan

Children ages 3-5 (accompanied by an adult) can plant seeds, water the garden, and pick and eat fresh greens and vegetables, all of which are organically grown without pesticides or harmful chemicals. Kids can also enjoy picture books and simple crafts.

Gardening Club for Kids - Children's Garden, Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
Through October 26, 2010 - Manhattan

Kids in grades 1-5 can master gardening skills and green practices and learn how plants are useful to people.

Preschool Play - Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park
Through October 27, 2010 - Manhattan

Meet other toddlers, parents, and caregivers for interactive play on a grassy lawn. Carefully selected toys, books, and play equipment will be provided.

Preschool Art - Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
Through October 28, 2010 - Battery Park City, off Chambers Street

Very young artists are introduced to paper, clay, and paint, as well as art supplies from nature and everyday recyclable materials. They'll create a different project every week, planned by an art educator/artist. Materials provided.

Discovery Wetlands Cruises - Ward Melville Heritage Organization
Through October 29, 2010 - Stony Brook

Families board the 35-passenger pontoon boat for a 1-hour cruise through Stony Brook Harbor to the surrounding 88-acre wetlands preserve at West Meadow Creek. A naturalist will guide families through this amazing experience embracing ecology, geology and history. Sunset cruises available. Through October 29.

Tugboat and Waterfront Scenes Exhibition - Waterfront Museum
Through October 30, 2010 - Brooklyn

This exhibit features large images and encaustic paintings by New York artist Rich Samuelson. Selected works depict tugboats and other aspects of the life of New York City's great harbor and its Brooklyn and Manhattan neighborhoods. Runs through October 30.

Open For Tours - Falaise Mansion at Sands Point Preserve
Through October 30, 2010 - Sands Point

Families can tour the historic Falaise mansion, one of the few mansions left from Long Island's Gold Coast era. Through October 30.

Kiddie Cruise 2010 - Queen of Hearts
Through October 31, 2010 -

Kiddie Crusie season for 2010 is about to begin!!! Below, the first 4 dates and themes are listed. Kiddie Cruises are an all inclusive activity-filled family event boat ride along the Hudson. Sailing on the Queen of Hearts on select Sundays from May to October, Kiddie Cruises offer the most entertainment for the entire family at an affordable price for everyone. From face painting to arts & crafts to live children's music, there is never a dull moment. First 4 dates & themes of the 2010 season: May 9th- Princess & Pirate May 23rd- Super Hero & Fairy Princess June 13th- Cowboy & Cowgirl June 27th- Carnival Theme For additional information including pricing and dates for the remainder of the season, please click the link below or you visit KiddieCruise.com

Atlantis Explorer Tour Boat - Atlantis Marine World
Through October 31, 2010 - Riverhead

Families take a tour down the Peconic River and into Flanders Bay on this boat ride. Conducted by Aquarium Educators, the adventure offers plenty of opportunity for hands-on exploration while promoting environmental awareness and education about the Peconic Estuary. Sails seasonally, through October 31.

Doug + Mike Starn on the Roof: Big Bambu - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through October 31, 2010 -

Invited by The Metropolitan Museum of Art to create a site-specific installation for The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden, the twin brothers Mike and Doug Starn (born in New Jersey in 1961) will present their new work, Big Bambu: You Can't, You Don't, and You Won't Stop. The monumental bamboo structure, ultimately measuring 100 feet long, 50 feet wide, and 50 feet high, will take the form of a cresting wave that bridges realms of sculpture, architecture, and performance. Visitors will witness the continuing creation and evolving incarnations of Big Bambú as it is constructed throughout the spring, summer, and fall by the artists and a team of rock climbers. Set against Central Park and its urban backdrop, Big Bambú will suggest the complexity and energy of an ever-changing living organism. It will be the thirteenth-consecutive single-artist installation on the Roof Garden.

Rockland Voices - Historical Society of Rockland County
Through October 31, 2010 - New City

This semi-permanent exhibit relates the early history of the county through historic objects and documents. Stories of the people, buildings and sites are told using objects from The Historical Society's varied collections.

Guided Tours - Stony Brook Grist Mill
Through October 31, 2010 - Stony Brook

See the workings of Long Island's most complete working Grist Mill and Country Store. On the New York State and National Register of Historic Places in Stony Brook Village. Saturdays and Sundays, through October 31.

Free Trial Class in Flamenco Dance - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through November 01, 2010 -

Discover flamenco by taking a FREE trial class at Flamenco Latino in midtown Manhattan! The first Monday of every month, first time students at Flamenco Latino may take a flamenco class free of charge. This special offer starts November 1st at Flamenco Latino Studio 244 W 54th Street, 4th floor (bet. B-way and 8th Ave.) Adults: Monday 7:00-8:30 PM- Basic Beginner Flamenco w/ Aurora Reyes Children: Monday 4:30-5:30 PM- Flamenco/Salsa w/ Aurora Reyes, Ages 5 and Up Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes with a hard sole. For ladies, pumps are preferred. Call with questions and to reserve: 212-399-8519, [email protected] www.flamencolatino.com

Stroller Strides/ Fit4Baby - Eisenhower Park, Field 4
Through November 01, 2010 - East Meadow

Fitness for Mom, Fun for Baby! A total fitness program that you can do either pregnant or with your little ones. Come see what all the buzz is about! Meet other moms, fun locations, exclusive member discounts, free weekly playgroups. Visit the calendar at www.meetup.com/strollerstridesLI or call or email for more information. Offered Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, April 21-November 1.

Prospect Heights Flea Artisan Marketplace - Dr. Ronald McNair Park
Through November 06, 2010 -

The Prospect Heights Flea is an Artisan Marketplace with high quality handmade, art, antiques, vintage clothing, gifts, food and entertainment, just steps from the Brooklyn Museum.

Vienna Circa 1780: An Imperial Silver Service Rediscovered - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through November 07, 2010 -

Following the acquisition in 2002 of a pair of wine coolers from the Sachsen-Teschen Service, the core of the surviving parts was discovered in a French private collection. This superb ensemble was last displayed at the beginning of the twentieth century. Wine coolers, tureens, cloches, candelabra, candlesticks, dozens of plates, porcelain-mounted cutlery, and other kinds of tableware, totaling over 350 items, represent the splendor of royal dining during the ancien régime. It was made for Duke Albert Casimir of Sachsen-Teschen (1738-1822) and his consort, Archduchess Marie Christine of Austria (1742-1798), daughter of Empress Maria Theresa, by the Imperial court goldsmith Ignaz Josef Würth. The Sachsen-Teschen Silver Service, an embodiment of Viennese Neoclassicism, will be shown in the context of contemporary silver from other countries.

Our Lives in Their Hands; Fire, Police & Emergency Services - Orangetown Historical Museum & Archives
Through November 07, 2010 - Orangeburg

Learn about some of our local heros.

Tours - Kykuit, the Rockefeller Estate
Through November 07, 2010 - Sleepy Hollow

Tour the six-story stone house and rolling hilltop estate that served as home to four generations of Rockefellers.

- Spring Valley Farmers Market
Through November 10, 2010 - Spring Valley

Visitors to this market can find produce, breads, pastries, honey, preserves, pickles, cider and other goods.

Science Farmers Market - New York Hall of Science
Through November 14, 2010 - Flushing

Now in its fourth year, the market offers fresh food and fresh ideas, to help New Yorkers improve their quality of life and better understand produce.

Surfing and Paddling Lessons - CoreysWave Professional Surf Instruction
Through November 15, 2010 - Montauk

Specializing in private and group surf lessons, personal surf training, kids clinics, guided surf trips to global destinations and stand up paddling, this team of CPR/first aid certified instructors can accommodate any kind of surf event or party. Book before June 15, reference NY Metro Parents Magazine and receive 10% off. Lessons through November 15.

Bronxville Farmers' Market - Village of Bronxville
Through November 20, 2010 - Bronxville

Shop for a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables and more when 26 vendors come together for the season.

Community Markets' Pelham Farmers' Market - Town of Pelham
Through November 21, 2010 - Pelham

Shop for fresh seasonal produce, local wines, organic breads, honey, nuts and baked goods, and new this year, hand-crafted cheese and yogurt from Willow Marsh Farm of Saratoga County.

Adventure Course - Alley Pond Park
Through November 21, 2010 - Bayside

The largest ropes course in the tri-state area, open Sundays through November 21. Programs foster trust, problem-solving, and team-building while providing outdoor recreational fun. Open to families and individuals ages 8 and above.

- Piermont Farmers' Market
Through November 21, 2010 - Piermont

Shoppers here can find baked goods, cheese, cut flowers, fruit, herbs, plants, prepared foods, specialty foods and, of course, vegetables.

- New City Farmers Market
Through November 21, 2010 - New City

This year marks the debut of this new, weekly market.

27 Seconds - The Apollo I Tragedy - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through November 21, 2010 -

This special exhibit tells the story of the 1967 Apollo 1 tragedy when, during routine tests, fire engulfed the command capsule and took the lives of astronauts Virgil "Gus" Grissom, Edward White and Roger Chaffee. Through rare photographs, artifacts and narrative, the exhibit explores this pivotal event, which riveted the attention of a heartbroken nation, set new standards of heroism and service to our country and changed the course of space exploration in America.

“27 Seconds” - Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Through November 21, 2010 - Manhattan

This exhibition narrates and explores the 1967 Apollo I tragedy and honors the heroes who died during the explosion. The artifacts on display hail from several museums around the country as well as the private collection of the family of Roger Chaffee, one of the mission's fated astronauts.

Haverstraw Farmers Market - Haverstraw Farmers Market
Through November 21, 2010 - Haverstraw

This weekly market is open rain or shine.

Nyack Farmer's Market - Nyack Farmer's Market
Through November 25, 2010 - Nyack

Nyack hosts a weekly farmer's market each Thursday in the parking lot next to Riverspace. Shop for locally-produced vegetables, fruit, cut flowers, baked goods, poultry, wine, cheese, pickles, jams and other goods.

Central Park TV & Movie Sites Tour - Central Park
Through November 27, 2010 - Manhattan

Visit the locations from iconic films that have been shot in world-famous Central Park on this two-hour tour.

Palisades Indoor Farmers Market - Paliades Community Center
Through November 27, 2010 - Palisades

What started as an indoor, winter market is now held year-round. Shoppers can find seasonal fruits and vegetables, line-caught fish from the Hamptons, chicken, eggs, meat, dairy products, baked goods, pickles,jams, hot sauce and more.

Collecting Biennials - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through November 28, 2010 -

As a prelude, counterpoint, and coda to the Biennial, the Museum's fifth floor is devoted to artists in the Whitney's collection whose works were shown in Biennials over the past eight decades. Collecting Biennials is installed as a kind of historical survey within the Biennial, underscoring the importance of previous Biennial exhibitions in the Museum's history and the formation of its collection.

Under the Canopy: Caring for Central Park's Trees - Charles A. Dana Discovery Center
Through November 28, 2010 - Manhattan

Explore the lives of Central Park's 24,000 trees through this educational exhibit by the Central Park Conservancy. Through photographs and eco-displays, you'll learn about the trees' natural history and how the Conservancy maintains the Park's 152 different species. Through November 28.

Discovery Quests - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Outdoor Discovery Center
Through November 28, 2010 - Cornwall

Discovery Quests are four different hiking adventures that challenge hikers to make twelve different nature discoveries on each trail with the help of a guidebook. Quest hikes range from an easy, stroller-friendly trail to a more vigorous hike of nearly two miles. The trails cover a variety of habitats, from wetlands to meadows to forest. Quests are offered each weekend through November.

Community Markets' Rye Farmers Market - City of Rye
Through November 28, 2010 - Rye

In addition to all of last year's vendors, this season's market will feature fresh cut flowers, fruit, berries and vegetables from Kessman Farm of Dutchess County and Dutch Desserts.

Tibetan Portrait exhibit - Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art
Through December 05, 2010 - Staten Island

Photographic portraits of Tibetan people by renowned contemporary artist Phil Borges are featured. Families can view interactive displays focusing on aspects of traditional Tibetan culture, including a map of Tibet’s changing borders, a moveable display of Himalayan Mountains, audio recordings of mantra chanting, and a hands-on display of Tibetan prayer wheels.

- Park Slope Farmers Market
Through December 05, 2010 - Brooklyn

This season's market features new products like: grass fed beef from Kiernan Farm, certified organic produce from St. Petersburg's Family Farm, healthy Finnish pastries from Northern Rye, handmade quiche from Yona's Gourmet Delights, produce from Phillip's Farm, pesto from Buddhapesto, gourmet marinated vegetables from Dolce Nonna, and much more. Market is open every Sunday through December 5, 2010.

Art Club For Teens - Hopper House Art Center
Through December 11, 2010 - Nyack

This new group helps teens build a portfolio for high school or college or just express their creativity. Members will decide upon projects at each meeting, with the help of an adult mentor, then work on the project at home and bring it to the next meeting. The adult mentor, Liz Sayles, is an illustrator and professor of Illustration & Cartooning at the School of Visual Arts in NYC and at Rockland Community College. Group meets the second Saturday of the month.

Second Sundays Family Tours - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through December 12, 2010 - Manhattan

Every second Sunday of the month, enjoy a family-oriented tour that incorporates age-appropriate conversations, creative, hands-on gallery activities, and opportunities to explore the permanent collections and special exhibitions. For families with children ages 5-10. Registration recommended.

Saturday Evening Stargazing - The Custer Institute
Through December 18, 2010 - Southold

Families can go on a guided tour of the sky with laser pointers and powerful telescopes, every Saturday from dusk until midnight, through December 18.

Meet the Animals - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Wildlife Education Center
Through December 26, 2010 - Cornwall

Join Museum staff for feeding time at the Living Hudson exhibit and then meet the Animal of the Week.

Family Sunday at the Museum - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through December 26, 2010 - Roslyn Harbor

Each Sunday the museum offers a 1pm docent-led family walk-through of the museum, beginning at 1:30 pm, supervised art activities for the whole family. Special family guides of the main exhibition are available in the galleries. Every Sunday through December 26.

Toddler Story Hour - Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library
Through December 27, 2010 - Piermont

Children up to age 5 are invited to enjoy books and crafts with Piermont's own Agnes Caniza. Held every Monday except holidays.

Art Classes for Children - Dennis P. McHugh Piermont ublic Library
Through December 28, 2010 - Piermont

Students can create imaginative art projects with a variety of themes at this weekly class, held each Tuesday. Projects include drawing, painting, collage, sculpture and mixed media. All materials are provided. Class size is limited to 10 students; pre-registration is requested.

After-School Book Club - Historic Richmond Town
Through December 29, 2010 - Staten Island

Students in grades 4-7 meet on Wednesdays in the Historical Museum to read and discuss selected books covering major periods in history. The collections and historic buildings of Historic Richmond Town will enhance the readers' experience of the time periods.

Art Classes for Children - Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library
Through December 29, 2010 - Piermont

Students can create imaginative art projects with a variety of themes at this weekly class, held each Wednesday. Projects include drawing, painting, collage, sculpture and mixed media. All materials are provided. Class size is limited to 10 students; pre-registration is requested.

The Story Museum - Historic Richmond Town
Through December 30, 2010 - Staten Island

Preschool-aged children up to age 5 can step inside a world filled with the magic of stories, crafts, music, dancing, and singing. Takes place in the Historical Museum. Call for reservations: 718-351-1611, ext. 280.

Single Mothers Support Group - Martin Luther King Multi-Purpose Center
Through December 31, 2010 - Spring Valley

Group meets each Thursday until 8pm. Free childcare with expressive art activities is provided during the meeting. This program is presented by the Rockland Parent-Child Center in Nyack.

Penguins - Maritime Aquarium
Through December 31, 2010 - Norwalk

Come fall in love with the new colony of African penguins in a new outdoor exhibit, offering views above and below the water.

Storytime - Barnes & Noble Booksellers -- The Palisades Center
Through December 31, 2010 - West Nyack

Stop by the store's kid-friendly reading area for Monday morning storytime.

Storytime - Barnes & Noble Booksellers -- The Palisades Center
Through December 31, 2010 - West Nyack

Stop by the store's kid-friendly reading area for Friday evening storytime.

Storytime - Barnes & Noble Booksellers -- The Palisades Center
Through December 31, 2010 - West Nyack

Stop by the store's kid-friendly reading area for Saturday morning storytime.

Permanent Exhibit: Night Shift - Prospect Park Zoo
Through December 31, 2010 - Brooklyn

Visitors meet the night shift at Prospect Park Zoo during the day. A group of nocturnal critters has joined the animals featured in the Amazing Animals section of the zoo including an African brush tailed, South American prehensile, and a small group of Rodrigues fruit bats.

Karate for Children + Adults - MKD Karate School
Through December 31, 2010 - Jackson Heights

Karate classes for children, teens and adults, are taught by an instructor with a 3rd degree black belt. Learn physical training, mental strength, discipline and ethics. Try out the class with your child. Enrollment is on a rolling basis. Call or e-mail Sensei Orlando at [email protected] Through December 31.

Permanent Exhibition: Totally Tots - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through December 31, 2010 - Brooklyn

Children 5 and under enter a whimsical world where kids are in charge. They can splash in the stream, put on a play, build bridges with blocks, create a collage, make music, and more.

Permanent Exhibition: Collections Central - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through December 31, 2010 - Brooklyn

Children can discover treasures from the Museum's collection and find out the stories they have to tell. They can pilot a boat down the Amazon, reconstruct a shattered bowl like an archeologist, discover patterns in objects, and use touch alone to identify mystery objects.

Permanent Exhibition: Neighborhood Nature - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through December 31, 2010 - Brooklyn

Take a trek through natural habitats found in the midst of the city, from woodland fields to ocean tide pools. See what a fish sees inside a pond, harvest play vegetables in the community garden, meet live reptiles, and discover who lives under an oceanside dock.

Permanent Exhibition: World Brooklyn - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through December 31, 2010 - Brooklyn

Stroll down a street in Brooklyn...and journey around the globe. Kids can design a carnival costume for the West Indian Day Parade, make a pizza in an Italian restaurant, ring up groceries at an international grocery, and dance in the Chinese New Year parade.

Board Game Night - Lola's Tea House
Through December 31, 2010 - Pelham

Take a chance and demonstrate your skill and strategy playing some of the most well known games. Bring your favorite board game and try to win prizes.

Saturday Drop-Off Program and Sundays Family Fun Hours - Children's Maritime Museum at Port Jefferson
Through December 31, 2010 - Port Jefferson

Every Saturday, kids ages 3-10 enjoy hands-on science activities and complete a take-home science project while learning about Long Island's maritime history. On Sundays, familyi fun hours at the museum are from 1pm-5pm. Reservations suggested. Call Carole at 631-698-0767.

Exhibit: The Triborough Bridge: Robert Moses and the Automobile Age - New York Transit Museum
Through December 31, 2010 - Brooklyn

This exhibition focuses on the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge, built to connect three boroughs and accommodate New York's burgeoning auto traffic. Kid-friendly pictures and diagrams explain the operation and maintenance of bridges to the littlest engineers. Information and artifacts in the exhibition highlight RFK's election as New York Senator and his 1968 campaign for President.

Guest Cars - New York Transit Museum
Through December 31, 2010 - Brooklyn

Guest cars highlight vintage and current vehicles that are not part of the museum's permanent exhibit. Included are the Long Island Rail Road vintage caboose, on loan from the National Railway Historical Society, and a pair of cars from one of the last money trains.

La Leche League Meeting -
Through December 31, 2010 - Bridgehampton

This support group for breastfeeding mothers meets the second Wednesday of every month. Drop-ins welcome as are babies and young children. Held at a private home in Tappan. Call for location.

Joint Karate for Children & Parents - MKD Karate School
Through December 31, 2010 - Jackson Heights

This karate class for children ages 3-7 and their parents meets every Tuesday at 7pm and Saturday at 12pm. Visit the website or call for more information and pricing. Through December 31.

Stroller Strides - The Source Mall, Lido Beach Synagogue, Long Beach Library, Island Park Library, and other LI Locations
Through December 31, 2010 -

Moms meet for a great workout and good old fashion fun with their little ones in this fitness program for moms and babies. The first class is free. Meets at The Source Mall Mondays,Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays for Silly Saturdays, at 9:30am. ALso at the Lido Beach Synagogue on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:15am. Other locations include Island Park Library, Long Beach Library,The Green Acres Mall (Valley Stream) and Funstation (Lynbrook). Email [email protected] or go to www.meetup.com/strollerstridesLI for the complete calendar.

Voices of Liberty Exhibit at the Keeping History Center - Museum of Jewish Heritage
Through December 31, 2010 - Manhattan

Visitors can experience a soundscape composed of diverse voices responding to arriving in America for the first time, including Holocaust survivors, Soviet refuseniks, and others. As the exhibit grows, visitors will be able to add their own responses to seeing the harbor or their own stories of arriving in the U.S. Open through 2010.

New Carriage Galleries - The Long Island Museum
Through December 31, 2010 - Stony Brook

View elaborately decorated carriages in the European Vehicles Gallery and view a Gentleman's Coach House modeled after a 19th-century Gold Coast mansion carriage house.

The Mummy Chamber - Brooklyn Museum
Through December 31, 2010 - Brooklyn

This long-term installation of more than 170 objects from the Brooklyn Museum's world-famous holdings of ancient Egyptian material explores the complex rituals related to the practice of mummification and the Egyptian belief that the body must be preserved in order to ensure eternal life. On view are the mummy of the Mayor of Thebes, Pa-seba-khai-en-ipet; the mummy of Hor, encased in an elaborately painted cartonnage; and a twenty-four-foot-long Book of the Dead scroll. Exhibit opens May 7.

The West Wing: Workshop of Democracy - Sagamore Hill
Through December 31, 2010 - Oyster Bay

Families can view this exhibit of recently uncovered photographs of the renovation of the White House and the building of the west wing during Theodore Roosevelt's Presidency. Through December 31.

A Trip to the Planets - Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium
Through December 31, 2010 - Centerport

Children and adults take a cosmic trip through the solar system, beginning on Earth with a sunrise. Visitors experience a thunderstorm, rainbow and sunset. After a discusion of the moon and its phases, the audience travels to, and learns about, every planet in the solar system. Recommended for children 8 and under. Weekends through December 31.

Journey through the Solar System - Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium
Through December 31, 2010 - Centerport

This exciting show looks at the solar system and at past, present and future NASA missions. See planets fly by, view pictures from the Mars Rover missions, and even experience a tornado! This new program was produced in-house by the Vanderbilt Planetarium staff using amazing effects, fantastic music and excellent narration. This show inspires and amazes visitors. Weekends through December 31.

Long Island Skies - Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium
Through December 31, 2010 - Centerport

This live presentation uses the Planetarium's star projector to its fullest capabilities. Learn about the nighttime sky as seen from your own backyard and explore the current night sky, including the seasonal constellations, stars, planets, deep sky objects, and much more. This show is a wonderful introduction to the brilliant night sky that can be seen on Long Island. Weather permitting, the Planetarium staff will also open the 16" Meade telescope located in the Vanderbilt's sky observatory to look at all the objects discussed during the show. Fridays through December 31.

One Small Step - Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium
Through December 31, 2010 - Centerport

This journey uncovers secrets of the ancient past and reveals how and why the U.S. finally landed a man on the moon. Families experience an adventurous lunar mission and discover the complex process of getting to the moon and returning safely. Worldwide, space agencies are gearing up for a return to the moon by the year 2020. A new era of lunar exploration is about to begin. This presentation is the first public offering on the latest insights. For ages 8 and up. Weekends through December 31.

Long Island Skies - Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium
Through December 31, 2010 - Centerport

This live presentation uses the Planetarium's star projector to its fullest capabilities. Learn about the nighttime sky as seen from your own backyard! We'll explore the current night sky, including the seasonal constellations, stars, planets, deep sky objects, and much more... Great for the entire family, this show is a wonderful introduction to the brilliant night sky that can be seen on Long Island. Following the program, and weather permitting, the Planetarium staff will open the 16" Meade telescope located in the Vanderbilt's sky observatory to look at all the objects discussed during the show, making this a unique and powerful experience for all. Intended for ages 8 to adult.

Science Playground - New York Hall of Science
Through December 31, 2010 - Flushing

Through dozens of playground elements such as slides, seesaws, and sand pits, visitors of all ages and abilities can explore the scientific principles of motion, balance, sound, sight, and simple machines.

Rocket Park Mini Golf - New York Hall of Science
Through December 31, 2010 - Flushing

Putt your way through this nine-hole mini golf course and learn about propulsion, gravity, escape velocity, launch window, gravitational assist, and more.

Moms in Babeland: Parent Support Group - Great Neck and Forest Hills Locations
Through December 31, 2010 - Great Neck and Forest HIlls

Feeling overwhelmed? Come meet new moms (newborn-12+months) and make lifelong friends for you and your baby in a support group led by licensed psychotherapist/mom, Jean Geffen. First year of development and interaction between parent and child is crucial. With sensitivity and humor, explore: life changes, balancing your needs with baby, partner and others, relationship issues, work/alternatives and more. Great Neck and Forest Hills. AM/PM Groups forming. Call 516-466-7876 for Great Neck schedule and 718-520-7299 for Forest Hills schedule. E-mail [email protected] for more info.

Moms in Babeland: Parent Support Group - Babeland
Through December 31, 2010 - Queens

Meet new moms of children age newborn up to 12 months in a support group led by licensed psychotherapist/mom Jean Geffen. Explore life changes; balancing your needs with baby, partner, and others; relationship issues; work alternatives; and more. Call 516-466-7876 for Great Neck schedule and 718-520-7299 for Forest Hills schedule. Email [email protected] for more info.

Radio City Stage Door Tour - Radio City Music Hall
Through December 31, 2010 - Manhattan

During this one-hour walking tour, guests will explore the hall's art-deco interior, learn the secrets and history of the Great Stage, walk through The Roxy Suite, meet one of the world-famous Radio City Rockettes, and take part in a Radio City Rockette kick line.

Madison Square Garden All Access Tour - Madison Square Garden
Through December 31, 2010 - Manhattan

During this one-hour guided walking tour, guests experience Madison Square Garden from behind the scenes, just as many of the world's most legendary artists and performers have.

Studio Sundays: Intergeneraltional Program - Museum of Arts and Design
Through December 31, 2010 - Manhattan

Explore the creative process through various mixed media — clay, metal, fiber, wood, glass, paper, rubber, etc. — and related studio activities that encourage the transformation of your ideas into art objects.

King Tut - Discovery - Times Square Exhibition
Through January 02, 2011 -

After more than 30 years, the record-breaking exhibition, King Tut, returns to NYC for its final stop before these ancient treasures return to Egypt forever. Revel in the splendor of the ancient Egyptian world as you view a dazzling array of possessions unearthed from his tomb, along with antiquities representing his family and contemporaries. The exhibition is open 7 days a week: Sun.-Wed., 10am-8pm; Thurs.-Sat., 10am-9:30pm. Last admission is 90 minutes prior to closing. Last admission is 90 minutes prior to closing.

Race to the End of the Earth - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 02, 2011 -

This exhibit recounts the contest to reach the South Pole in 1911-1912. The focus lies on the challenges that the two competing explorers faced as they undertook their 1,800-mile journeys from the edge of the Ross Ice Shelf to the Pole and back. The exhibit also links these early explorations to modern science and research on Antarctica.

Race to the End of the Earth - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 02, 2011 -

Race to the End of the Earth recounts one of the most stirring tales in the annals of Antarctic exploration: The contest to reach the South Pole. This exhibition focuses on the challenges that the two leaders - Roald Amundsen on the Norwegian side and Captain Robert Falcon Scott on the British - faced as they undertook their separate 1,800-mile journeys from the edge of the Ross Ice Shelf to the South Pole and back.

Broken Forms: European Modernism from the Guggenheim Collection - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through January 05, 2011 -

The masterpieces in this exhibition include examples of Cubism, Cubo-Futurism, Expressionism, and other avant-garde movements that are central to the Guggenheim's collection.

TIGERS The Exhibition: Tracking a Legend - The South Street Seaport
Through January 15, 2011 - Manhattan

Through the story of a wild tigress and her cubs, visitors experience the world of the Bengal tiger and are taken into a rich environment of engaging activities and technology.

Literary Lives: The World of Shirley Hazzard and Francis Steegmuller - The New York Society Library
Through January 31, 2011 -

Shirley Hazzard - one of the world's most gifted and acclaimed writers and author of The Transit of Venus and The Great Fire - unlocks her private collection of personal photographs and books that gives a first-ever look at the life she shared with her husband, Francis Steegmuller, the award-winning author, whose pioneering work on Flaubert, Cocteau, and de Maupassant brought him worldwide acclaim. On view at The New York Society Library, this FREE exhibition will also display photographs of European landmarks taken by Steegmuller, a gifted photographer whose work behind the lens has not been seen before. A 44-page catalogue accompanies the exhibit.

"Voces Y Visiones" - El Museo del Barrio
Through January 31, 2011 - Manhattan

The exhibition features milestones in the history of El Museo through artwork, documentation, and memorabilia from its permanent collection and archives. Open through January 31, 2011.

Between Here and There: Passages in Contemporary Photography - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through February 13, 2011 -

Themes of dislocation and displacement in contemporary photography are explored in this exhibition of works from the collection. Perambulations and digressions in photographic works from the 1960s and 1970s by Vito Acconci, Ed Ruscha, Richard Long, and On Kawara, and a 1968 video by Bruce Nauman, show how a work of art -- cut loose from any specific medium or physical requirements -- could take the form of a walk, a 20–foot–long book, or a rigorously nonsensical pattern of movements.

Flamenco Classes with Jose Moreno - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through February 14, 2011 -

Jose Moreno offers two levels of flamenco dance at Flamenco Latino Studio. Wednesdays, 6-7:30 PM, Beginners Flamenco Sundays 2-3 PM, Beginners Flamenco Sundays, 3-4 PM, Intermediate Technique at Flamenco Latino Studio, 244 W 54th St., 4th fl. (between Broadway & 8th Ave.) 212-399-8519 Study with a true master! JOSE MORENO, dancer/percussionist/singer, is the son of famous flamenco artists Estrella Morena and Pepe de Málaga. Mr. Moreno began studying flamenco dance with his mother at age 6. He later studied with Manolete, Andres Marin, and Farruquito. He learned percussion – especially cajon – under the tutellage of Manuel Soler. Performing professionally since he was 14, Mr. Moreno has appeared with dancers Manolete, La Tania, Pastora Galvan, Antonio Granjero, Joaquin Ruiz; singers Jesus Montoya, Joni Cortes; guitarists Pedro Cortes, Basilio Garcia, Jose Luis Rodriguez, Roberto Castellon, Jose Cortes (Pansequito); and in concert with Isabel Pantoja. He has performed with the companies Ballet Flamenco La Rosa, Duende Ballet Espanol, Bailes Ferrer Flamenco Music and Dance, and Jesus and Suaya Montoya Company. He has also performed in the New World Symphony’s concert series with singer Carmen Linares; Flamenco in the Sun; and on tour with La Tania Flamenco Music and Dance, Boston Flamenco Ballet, and Zorongo Flamenco Dance Company.

Group Dance Classes/Presentations at Flamenco Latino in Midtown - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through February 15, 2011 -

Field trip opportunities for schools, senior groups and groups visiting NYC at Flamenco Latino Studio: Group Dance Class- One hour group class in flamenco or salsa dance, or both for up to 40 students at our midtown Manhattan studio. Featuring professional instruction and live music. Scheduling available during late mornings and afternoons. Lecture/Demonstration- 45-minute lecture-demonstration and performance in flamenco and the ida y vuelta ("round trip") styles, representing an assimilation of Latino songs and rhythms by flamenco artists which started during the late 1800s. The studio will be converted to a black box theater space with curtains, lighting and seating for an audience of up to 70. Both programs take place at Flamenco Latino Studio 244 W 54th Street, 4th fl. (bet. Broadway and 8th Ave.) The building has an elevator and the studio is wheelchair-accessible. Restrooms located on the same floor. Inquire by phone or email for an affordable package price for your group: 212-399-8519 or [email protected] For more information: http://www.flamencolatino.com/artsin.htm

Pictures by Women: A History of Modern Photography - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through March 21, 2011 -

For much of photography's 170-year history, women have expanded its roles by experimenting with every aspect of the medium. Pictures by Women: A History of Modern Photography presents a selection of outstanding photographs by women artists, charting the medium's history from the dawn of the modern period to the present. Including over two hundred works, this exhibition features celebrated masterworks and new acquisitions from the collection by such figures as Diane Arbus, Berenice Abbott, Claude Cahun, Imogen Cunningham, Rineke Dijkstra, Florence Henri, Roni Horn, Nan Goldin, Helen Levitt, Lisette Model, Lucia Moholy, Tina Modotti, Cindy Sherman, Kiki Smith, and Carrie Mae Weems, among many others. The exhibition also highlights works drawn from a variety of curatorial departments, including Bottoms, a large-scale Fluxus wallpaper by Yoko Ono.

Wednesday Night Trivia Tryst Live Trivia Game - Still
Through May 01, 2011 -

Trivia Tryst is NYC Premier Live Trivia Game. It's free to play, and the top three teams win $50, $25 and $10 off their bar tabs! General knowledge questions will make you think. 1-6 people per team. Trivia Tryst is played every Wednesday at Still on 3rd Ave btwn 17th & 18th Streets at 9pm.

Permanent Exhibition: Neighborhood Nature - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through May 31, 2011 - Brooklyn

Kids take a trek through natural habitats found in the midst of the city, from woodland fields to ocean tide pools. See what a fish sees inside a pond, harvest play vegetables in the community garden, meet live reptiles, and discover who lives under an oceanside dock.

Flamenco Latino's Weekly Classes in dance and music for adults! - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through June 15, 2011 -

Flamenco Latino offers a wide variety of classes each week in their midtown studio at 244 W 54th St., 4th fl.! Basic Beginner Flamenco, Aurora, Mon. 7-8:30 pm. Group Cante Class, Alfonso Cid, Mon. 8:30-9:45 pm. Adv. Beginner Flamenco Incorporating Props (Castanets, Hat, Fan & Shawl), Aurora, Tues. 6:30-8 pm. Flamenco Guitar Group Class, Beginner, Basilio, Wed. 7-8:30 pm. Flamenco Guitar Group Class, Basic/Introductory, Basilio, Wed. 8:30-10 pm. Flamenco Music Ensemble with Basilio, Thurs. 7:30-9:30 pm. Advanced Beginner/Intermediate Flamenco, Aurora, Sat. 4:00-5:15 pm Sevillanas, Aurora, Sat. 5:15-6:30 pm. Email or Call now with questions or to reserve! 212-399-8519

Flamenco Show on Saturday Nights - Meson Asturias
Through June 15, 2011 -

See Aurora Reyes and Basilio Georges of Flamenco Latino at Meson Asturias restaurant on Saturday nights! Flamenco singing and dancing with LIVE music- great for the whole family. Shows at 9PM and 11PM. #7 to 82nd St. (at Roosevelt), or E, F, R to Roosevelt Ave. (at 74th). For reservations: 718-446-9154. NO COVER.

Flamenco Class Incorporating Props - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through June 15, 2011 -

Aurora Reyes, of Flamenco Latino, offers Flamenco Dance Incorporating Props for Adv. Beginners. Single class $20, 4-pack $70 (ONLY $17.50/class).Technique and choreography for dances that use... -- castanets and Sombrero Cordoves. For example, Tanguillos de Cadiz, and Garrotin (hat only) dances. --Abanico (fan) as in such dances as Guajiras (fan + castanets) and Caracoles (fan only). -- manton (shawl) used in Solea and Seguiriya. We plan to rotate palos. We have extra fans, mantons, hats and castanets at the studio in case you forget yours! Email or Call 212-399-8519 to reserve.

Private Lessons in Flamenco Guitar - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through June 15, 2011 -

Study Flamenco guitar with Basilio Georges of Flamenco Latino, whether you're a beginner or an experienced player looking for a great teacher! His classes focus on strengthening your playing by achieving the correct right and left hand techniques, and increase your understanding of Flamenco within the context of dance and singing accompaniment. With over 30 years of professional experience, Basilio offers an incredible mix of traditional and modern styles and techniques, and is also able to work with written music or tablature. Fluent in Spanish, he has lived and worked in Spain and accompanied many well known artists throughout his career. To learn more, visit http://www.flamencolatino.com/class.htm. A single one-hour class is $70. A 4-pack is $200 ($50/hour), paid in advance. If you do a trial lesson at $70, but decide to continue studying, you may upgrade to a 4-pack; however, you must pay a the prorated balance of $130 within one week of the trial lesson. Open time slots include weekday and weekend afternoons and some evening time. Also, Group Guitar classes in cante accompaniment now available for intermediate level guitarists. Tues. 8-9:30. $20 for single class, 4-pack for $70. You must interview by phone or in person, and reserve space in class. Lessons are held at Flamenco Latino Studio, 244 W 54th Street, 4th fl. Call Basilio at 212-399-8519

Flamenco Guitar Group Classes - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through June 15, 2011 -

FLAMENCO GUITAR GROUP CLASSES on Wednesday nights at Flamenco Latino Studio with Basilio Georges. Level 2-Beginner (Spanish guitar facility and/or some flamenco background required. Audition may be necessary.), Wed. 7-8:30 pm -Technique, technique, technique -Basic compas patterns in various toques -Basic letra accompaniment, chords, in some toques -Learn to use falsetas you already have, and play them in rhythm. Level 1-Introductory/Basic Beginner (Some knowledge of chords very helpful), Wed. 8:30-10 pm. -Slow-paced class -Essential hand positions -Basic Technique -Basic Flamenco forms. Price $70 for 4-pack, $20 individually. Credits can also be applied to Mon. Cante class, 8:30-9:45 pm. Credit cards accepted. Email or call Basilio at 212-399-8519 to reserve.

Flamenco Singing Group Class - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through June 15, 2011 -

Flamenco Latino offers a group Cante Class with Alfonso Cid (mixed students). Work on forms such as tangos, sevillanas, fandangos, alegrias, bulerias. Will include review of both Manuel Gago material and Alfonso Cid material. Mondays, 8:30-9:45 pm, new 4-pack of classes for $70.00! (ONLY $17.50/class!) Call 212-399-8519 to reserve.

A Song for the Horse Nation - National Museum of the American Indian
Through July 07, 2011 -

A Song for the Horse Nation presents the epic story of the horse's influence on American Indian tribes from the 1600s to the present. Drawing upon a treasure-trove of stunning historical objects -- including ledger drawings, hoof ornaments, beaded bags, hide robes, paintings, and other objects -- and new pieces by contemporary Native artists, the exhibition reveals how horses shaped the social, economic, cultural, and spiritual foundations of American Indian life, particularly on the Great Plains.

Body Parts: Ancient Egyptian Fragments and Amulets - Brooklyn Museum
Through October 02, 2011 - Brooklyn

Features 35 objects that represent individual body parts in ancient Egyptian art from the Brooklyn Museum's collection, many of which will be displayed for the first time.

Little Italy, Chinatown and Little Ireland History and Tasting Tour - NYC Discovery Walking Tours
Through December 31, 2011 -

A walk through these ethnic enclaves exploring the trials and triumphs of the American immigrant. Along the way, we will sample ethnic specialties from pizza and cannolli to spring rolls and dumpling. Stops include the Church of the Transfiguration; the site Five Points, made famous in Gangs of New York; Banco Stablile, Confucius Plaza, the residence of Dr. Sun-Yat-sen. Cost: $35 per person (includes food) For times, reservations and Meeting Place: 212-465-3331 Private tours available by appointment

Historic Pubs & Taverns of Greenwich Village - NYC Discovery Walking Tours
Through January 03, 2012 -

A walking tour of pubs, speakeasies, and taverns -- all with historic associations. Possible stops include New York's third oldest tavern, a haunt of write Dylan Thomas; a pub associated with founding father Thomas Paine; and the tavern where Robert Kennedy and Norman Mailer contemplated their professional futures. Cost: $18 per person (drinks extra) For times, reservations and Meeting Place: 212-465-3331 Private tours available by appointment

Meerkats - Maritime Aquarium
Through February 01, 2012 - Norwalk

Six sibling meerkats visit from the Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City. Windows will offer close up views into their underground burrows as well as viewing bubbles to see above ground. These animals will be familiar to anyone who has seen the Lion King.

Sam Eaton Presents THE QUANTUM EYE Magic & Mentalism Show - Bleecker Street Theatre
Through December 31, 2012 - Manhattan

THE QUANTUM EYE is Sam Eaton's entertaining and fascinating exploration of mentalism, magic, perception and deception, where extraordinary ability and humor blend with the audience to make for a different performance every time. Join Sam on a journey past the limits of possibility in a show that you will never forget. Professional magician and mentalist Sam Eaton has been dazzling New York audiences with his magic and mind reading show since 2006, making it the longest-running one-man Off-Broadway magic show in New York. THE QUANTUM EYE is sophisticated and family-friendly, but may not be visually entertaining for those under 8 years of age.

Kids Project - A Puppet Show - Staten Island Children's Museum
Through August 01, 2015 - Staten Island

A puppet show about accepting differences and understanding kids with diabilities.

Knitting for Kids - Brooklyn Public Library: Bay Ridge
Through January 01, 2998 - Brooklyn

Come learn how to knit a scarf to keep warm this winter. Registration may be required


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