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Today's Family & Kids Activities in Bronx-Mar 27

March 27, 2013   |    

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

Spring Break: Papermaking 101 - Wave Hill
March 27, 2013 - Bronx

Learn how to make sheets of beautifully textured paper and experiment with using different kinds of pulp. Geared for children ages 5-10 and a parent or caregiver. Space is limited; program requires paid pre-registration.

Family Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
March 27, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-6 and their caregivers can come in for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more. Pre-registration is required. Wednesdays through May 15.

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library
March 27, 2013 - Garnerville

Creative kids ages 4-12 can play with the library's LEGO's or bring their own. Wednesdays through May 15.

CRITTERS, CRAFTS, AND KIDS - Greenburgh Nature Center
March 27, 2013 - Scarsdale

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

Book Reading/Signing: We Are Iraqis: Aesthetics and Politics in a Time of War - Alwan for the Arts
March 27, 2013 - New York

We Are Iraqis: Aesthetics and Politics in a Time of War, Edited by Nadje Al-Ali and Deborah Al-Najjar (Syracuse University Press, 2012) While the occupation of Iraq and its aftermath has received some media and political attention, we know very little about the everyday lives of Iraqis. Iraqi men, women, and children are not merely passive victims of violence, vulnerable recipients of repressive regimes, or bystanders of their countries destruction. In the face of danger and trauma, Iraqis continue to cope, preparing food, sending their children to school, socializing, telling jokes, and dreaming of a better future. Within the realm of imagination and creative expression, the editors find that many Iraqi artists have not only survived, but also have sought healing. In We Are Iraqis, Al-Ali and Al-Najjar showcase the written and visual contributions by Iraqi artists, writers, poets, filmmakers, photographers, and activists. Contributors explore the way Iraqis retain, subvert, and produce art and activism as ways of coping with despair, resisting chaos and destruction. The first anthology of its kind, We Are Iraqis brings into focus the multitude of ethnicities, religions, and experiences that are all part of Iraq. **** Speaker Bios: Nadje Al-Ali is professor of gender studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London. Her publications include Iraqi Women: Untold Stories from 1948 to the Present and What Kind of Liberation? Women and the Occupation of Iraq (coauthored with Nicola Pratt). Deborah Al-Najjar is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. Ella Shohat is Professor of Cultural Studies at New York University. Her books include Taboo Memories, Diasporic Voices, Talking Visions: Multicultural Feminism in a Transnational Age, and with Robert Stam Unthinking Eurocentrism: Multiculturalism and the Media and Flagging Patriotism: Crises of Narcissism and Anti-Americanism. Dena Al-Adeeb is an artist/writer born in Baghdad, Iraq. She is currently pursing a Ph.D. in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, Culture and Representation Track, at New York University. She received her M.A. in Anthropology-Sociology at the American University in Cairo and B.A. in International Relations with a concentration in Women Studies and Middle Eastern Studies at San Francisco State University. Al-Adeeb works in a variety of media including installation, painting, sculpting, video, photography, sound and performance. Her work has been presented in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Oakland, Berkeley, Michigan/U.S.A, Örebro/Sweden, Cairo/Egypt, Dubai,/U.A.E, Tunis/ Tunisia and at the Headlands Center for the Arts, Worth Ryder Gallery at University of California-Berkeley, Örebro International Videoart Festival, Darb 1718, Falaki Gallery, Mashrabia Gallery, Karim Francis Gallery, Bastakiya Art Fair, Galerie le Violon Bleu, Pro-Arts Gallery, the Arab American National Museum, Museum of Latin American Art, Museum of Modern Art, Tunis, among others. Her work has also been published in Alif: Journal of Comparative Poetics, The Color of Violence Anthology, Arab and Arab American Feminisms: Gender, Violence and Belonging Anthology, We Are Iraqis: Aesthetics and Politics in a Time of War, Contemporary Practices Journal and Art Dubai Journal, among others. **** Reviews & Press “Creativity is a form of resistance. This is the exhilarating message running through We Are Iraqis. Here is a rare chance for us all to see war's effects in looted museums, pain-filled poetry, exiled studios, where, against the odds, Iraqi artists refuse to be silenced or pushed into the shadows.” —Cynthia Enloe, author of Nimo's War, Emma's War:Making Feminist Sense of the Iraq War “A very important contribution to the fields of peace, resistance, and war. The book highlights the voices of Iraqi cultural producers and actors, providing them with a space to speak on their own behalf.” —Zeina Zaatari, Senior Program Officer, the Global Fund for Women

Family Art Making Days - Nassau County Museum of Art
March 27, 2013 - Roslyn Harbor

Enliven the spring break with three drop-in days of art at the Museum. Experience family-friendly gallery tours and hands-on art making for children of all ages and their adult companions. Different art projects will be offered each of the three days. Docents will guide families through the galleries and encourage children to create their own artistic responses to the art on view.

Young Leaders Institute of Laurelton - Laurelton Library
March 27, 2013 - Laurelton

Real leaders are made not born. Learn to be a leader at this program for children in grades 3-6.

Otello - Metropolitan Opera
March 27, 2013 -

Verdi's Shakespearean masterpiece returns to the Met with two exciting casts. Johan Botha sings the title role opposite the acclaimed Desdemona of star soprano Renee Fleming, with Falk Struckmann as Iago and Semyon Bychkov conducting. Later in the season, Jose Cura, Krassimira Stoyanova, and Thomas Hampson take on the principal roles.

BubbleMania: Science, Art & Comedy! - New York Hall of Science
March 27, 2013 - Flushing

Enjoy the hilarious humor and spectacular science of this fun show by comic bubble-ologist Casey Carle, who has been featured on The Science Channel. See how science can turn the ordinary soap bubble into something extraordinary. Warning! Come prepared to be wowed! Small fee, plus NYSCI admission. Children under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of the show. A limited number of tickets will be sold for each performance. Children under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Small fee, plus NYSCI admission. Enjoy the hilarious humor and spectacular science of this fun show by comic bubble-ologist Casey Carle, who has been featured on The Science Channel. See how science can turn the ordinary soap bubble into something extraordinary. Warning! Come prepared to be wowed! Small fee, plus NYSCI admission. Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of the show. A limited number of tickets will be sold for each performance.

Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell - Beacon Theatre
March 27, 2013 - New York

Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell with Richard Thompson Electric Trio perform at the Beacon Theatre.

Chess Club - Poppenhusen Library
March 27, 2013 - College Point

Teens and tweens can enjoy a challenging game of chess. Beginners are welcome.

The FEMCHO Anti-bullying Program - Bet U Can Dance
March 27, 2013 - East Northport

Girls enjoy 40 minutes of dance fitness, 20 minutes of girl-talk and a lifetime of confidence in this program that follows a specific format to allow girls to openly express their feelings in a safe environment while still having fun and bonding together. The program adheres to FEMCHO which is an acronym for friendship, equality, mindfulness, compassion, honor,and open-mindedness.

Early Childhood Classes Open House - Stepping Stones Museum
March 27, 2013 - Norwalk

Parents or caregivers and children can sample the art, science, music and dance programs offered for children ages 6 months to 4 years. Free with museum admission.

Sensory Playtime - Pump It Up
March 27, 2013 - Plainview

Pump It Up is now offering special Pop-In Playtime sessions specifically for kids with special needs. Bring your child to bounce, jump and slide in our private arenas filled with gigantically fun inflatables. Have fun in a clean and safe environment where you can meet others or just play with your children. Pump It Up is ideal for support groups, play therapy and social events for individuals on the autism spectrum or other special needs, their family and friends, and the professionals who work with them.

Howard Wise Gallery: Exploring the New - Moeller Fine Art Ltd.
Through March 27, 2013 - New York

This tribute exhibition will include paintings, sculpture and multi-media works by artists supported by the American gallerist Howard Wise.

Fort Wadsworth Tour - Gateway National Recreation Area
March 27, 2013 - Staten Island

Take a tour of Fort Tompkins, part of Fort Wadsworth built in 1876.

Cookie Decorating - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public LIbrary
March 27, 2013 - Garnerville

Students in grades 1-6 are invited to stop in and decorate cookies to take home and enjoy.

Storytime - Barnes & Noble -- The Palisades Center
March 27, 2013 - West Nyack

Children can stop by the store's kids department to hear The Golden Egg Book. Margaret Wise Brown's charming story of a lonely little rabbit who "hatches" a friend that comes to life is enhanced by Leonard Weisgard's softly-colored illustrations.

Wii for Tweens - Brooklyn Public Library, Greenpoint branch
March 27, 2013 - Greenpoint

Tweens compete against their peers on the Wii video game console. Games include Mario Kart, Smash Brothers, Wii Sports, and more.

Gameshow: Black History Month - Brooklyn Public Library, Rugby Branch
March 27, 2013 - East Flatbush

Kids and tweens enjoy board games.

Moon Shine - Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
March 27, 2013 - Broad Channel

Enjoy a night of the full moon along Jamaica Bay Wildlife trail with a ranger guide. Please wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. Bring a flashlight.

School's Out Stars Are In: Arts Project - Hudson River Museum
March 27, 2013 - Yonkers

Join artist Dahlia Broul for fun, drop-in arts projects based on "The Panoramic River." March 27, 28, and 29. Today's Arts Project: make your own light box to create a moving river scene. Limit 25 participants, ages 9-16. Pre-registration required. Tickets at or the Museum's Lobby Desk during open hours. Advanced purchase strongly recommended. Take a one-day project or all three.

Flamenco Workshop - Long Island Children's Museum
March 27, 2013 - Garden City

Let's Dance. Come out for an introduction to the rhythms and emotions of flamenco, its origins in Southern Spain, and its multicultural influences with members of the Flamenco Vivo II dance company. View the colorful, traditional flamenco costumes, and musical instruments used in this vibrant dance form.

School's Out Stars Are In: Science Project - Hudson River Museum
March 27, 2013 - Yonkers

Use the Museum's RAVEN sound station to visualize and imitate the sounds of Hudson River animals. Today's Science Project: make a water bug that floats! Students must be accompanied by a caregiver. Limit 25 participants, ages 7-16. Pre-registration required. Tickets at or the Museum's Lobby Desk during open hours. Advanced purchase strongly recommended. Choose a one-day project or all five.

Spring Break Mini Camp - "What's Cooking?" - John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
March 27, 2013 - Katonah

Experience first-hand what it was like to work in a kitchen 200 years ago. Elementary school children will get the opportunity to tour and touch objects in the museum's kitchen and dining room, and prepare a historic recipe which they can complete at home in this 2-hour drop-off program. Advance reservations and payment in full are required, and can be made by phoning John Jay Homestead's Education Department at 914-232-5651 x101.

Lego My Library! - The Field Library
March 27, 2013 - Peekskill

Kids ages 5 and older can join in the library's monthly Lego Club. No sign-up required.

Grand Opening! - LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester
March 27, 2013 - Yonkers

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester is a $12 million, 32,300-square-foot indoor attraction featuring more than 3 million LEGO bricks, geared towards children ages 3-10 and their families. Its range of interactive attractions will include hands-on play areas, a 4D cinema, master classes led by Master Model Builders, two LEGO rides, special party rooms and MINILAND - the venue's signature re-creation of landmark locations and buildings throughout Westchester County and New York City, made entirely out of LEGO bricks. Advance tickets and annual passes to LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester are available online. Single Visit Tickets & Annual Passes: Prior to March 25, single visit tickets for both children and adults are available online in advance at a considerable discount, for $13.50 plus tax. Once the attraction opens, individual tickets for children (ages 3-12) are $15 and $19 for adults (13 and up), plus-tax. Children under 2 years-old enter the attraction free of charge. Annual passes offer unlimited entry to LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester for 12 months; 10% discounts in the LEGO Shop and on birthday parties; a 20% discount on food and beverages in the cafe; and more. For a limited time, guests purchasing an annual pass will save 10% off the standard price and receive an invitation to the Annual Pass Holders Exclusive Preview Day, at which they will be among the first to get a sneak peek of the attraction before it opens to the public; receive a limited-edition LEGO brick; and best of all, have an extra three months added to their annual pass for a total of 15 months. Group Tickets & School Trips: Groups of 10 or more guests visiting LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester receive special benefits as well, including special pricing. The attraction is a fun and educational destination that is ideal for school trips, providing teachers with a wide range of hands-on learning experiences, bringing the worlds of math, science and technology to life outside the classroom. School trips will also enjoy access to special educational workshops designed by practicing teachers and led by the LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester Master Model Builder. It is recommended that group visits book at least two weeks in advance. Birthday Parties LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester also features two private party rooms to provide the ultimate LEGO birthday party for a fun-filled adventure to remember. Standard and premium party packages each include admission to the attraction for guests, a private LEGO party room and host, birthday cake, beverages and more. The premium party package also includes a private workshop led by a Model Builder, with each child in the party taking home their own LEGO creation. LEGOLAND Discovery Center birthday parties are very popular, and it is recommended to book dates at least six weeks in advance. For questions, availability or to book a group visit, school trip, or birthday party, call 866-243-0770. To purchase tickets and annual passes, or for more information, visit Follow them at and LEGOLAND Discovery Center is part of the Merlin Entertainments Group.

SPRING BREAK JAM featuring Music for Aardvarks - Groove Performing Arts
March 27, 2013 - Larchmont

Spring has come to town! Celebrate the season of daffodils, sidewalk chalk, swinging in the park, and digging in the dirt at Groove's SPRING BREAK JAM, a live, interactive musical experience for the whole family. Sing, dance, jam and laugh out loud. The music is live and the vibe is truly original. Each JAM is led by talented musician/educators who really know how to play. Ages 6 mos.-5 years. Registration required.

Flamenco Vivo II - Long Island Children's Museum
March 27, 2013 - Garden City

Experience the passion and excitement of flamenco dance with Flamenco Vivo II, one of the nation's premier flamenco and Spanish dance companies. During its 30-year history, the company has used this multicultural art form to build bridges between cultures and inspire audiences from diverse backgrounds.

Knitting and Crocheting with Loving Hands - Long Island Children's Museum
March 27, 2013 - Garden City

Have you ever wanted to learn to knit or crochet? Join members of Loving Hands as you learn some basic stitches used in the art of knitting and crocheting. Learn about the process of making yarn and see wool spinning demonstrations by Bethpage Village Restoration. Loving Hands is an ongoing community group that meets monthly at the East Meadow Library to knit and crochet for charity.

Music and Movement - Long Island Children's Museum
March 27, 2013 - Garden City

Musical instruments and sing-along songs get the youngest visitors' bodies moving. Join in for a fun, friendly time.

Avant - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
March 27, 2013 - New York

The masterful crooner is back on point with his seventh album, Face the Music (Feb. 5, 2013). Inspired by the R&B legends--Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Frankie Beverly & Maze, Luther Vandross and Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds--who have been guiding lights in Avant's career, the project marks the singer's first release on the Capitol/EMI-distributed independent label Mo-B. But the set does more than just pay homage to R&B masters. Thanks to Avant's inventiveness, Face the Music cooks up a tantalizing blend of contemporary and traditional sounds.

Cirque Du Soleil: Totem - CitiField-Lot C
March 27, 2013 - Flushing

The mission of Cirque du Soleil is to invoke the imagination, provokethe senses and evoke the emotions of people around the world. A fascinating journey into the evolution of mankind. The world's most famous circus traces the human species from its amphibian state to its human desire to fly. Characters evolve on stage. This production traces the fascinating journey of the human species from its original amphibian state to its ultimate desire to fly. The characters evolve on a stage evoking a giant turtle, the symbol of origin for many ancient civilizations. Inspired by many founding myths, this show illustrates, through a visual and acrobatic language, the evolutionary progress of species. The word "totem" contains the idea of the order of species. We carry in our bodies the potential of all species, all the way to our desire to fly?like the thunderbird at the top of the totem pole. Somewhere between science and legend TOTEM explores the ties that bind Man to other species, his dreams and his infinite potential.

Books for Babies - Wilton Library
March 27, 2013 - Wilton

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

Wonderful Ones and Twos with Caregivers - Wilton Library
March 27, 2013 - Wilton

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

Food Chain: Critter Encounter - Wilton Library
March 27, 2013 - Wilton

Children in grades K-2 are invited to meet some live animals. Earthplace of Westport visits for a lesson about animals and the food chain. Children learn about relationships between life forms and how each species plays a specific role in maintaining balance in its own ecosystem. Live animals of all kinds help trace the path of energy from the sun all the way to our own bodies. Registration required.

Marcus Foster - Highline Ballroom
March 27, 2013 - New York

After contributing one song to the first Twilight soundtrack in 2008, his popularity with audiences in the U.S. and Europe developed exponentially, which helped to vindicate his commitment to his craft. For 2012, Foster is about to release a new EP The Last House. The Last House is a concise and exciting journey. Recorded in a barn in Sussex, England, it is his most diverse release to date. In addition to a further series of European tours, he will soon be opening for Michael Kiwanuka in the U.S, whilst completing songs for his second album. Sean Rowe, Ruston Kelly, opening.

Film: 'Eyewitness: Tree' - Garvies Point Museum and Preserve
March 27, 2013 - Glen Cove

Where can you find a tree older than the pyramids? Although trees are vulnerable to every attack from forest fire to fungus, they remain invincible. Especially suited for young people, this video presentation can be enjoyed by all ages.

Recycled Bird House Craft - Garvies Point Museum and Preserve
March 27, 2013 - Glen Cove

Make a beautiful bird house using recycled materials that your backyard birds will love to nest in.

Recycled Bird House Craft - Garvies Point Museum and Preserve
March 27, 2013 - Glen Cove

Make a beautiful bird house using recycled materials that your backyard birds will love to nest in.

Woods Walk: Looking for Signs of Spring - Garvies Point Museum and Preserve
March 27, 2013 - Glen Cove

Join in this fresh, clean spring walk through the woods and discover the fascinating rebirth of nature. This a delight for families who love nature and the outdoors.

School's Out! Spring Camp - Center for Science Teaching & Learning
March 27, 2013 - Rockville Centre

When all the school's are off, CSTL is open for School's Out Camp! Have a blast doing science experiments, getting up close and personal with all the animals in our animal exhibit, and hiking around the beautiful 17-acre nature preserve. Pre-registration is required. Come for 1 day or all 5 days, it's up to you.

Eco Art - Brooklyn Children's Museum
March 27, 2013 - Crown Heights

Children under 5 discover the second life of recycled materials in hands-on crafts, while exploring the delicate balance of our ecosystem in Brooklyn and around the world.

Faculty Recital: Joel Krosnick, cello - Paul Hall - The Juilliard School
March 27, 2013 - New York

Cello and … Gilbert Kalish, piano Seymour Lipkin, piano Laurie Smukler, violin Ronald Copes, violin Gwen Krosnick, cello Juilliard String Quartet J.S. BACH Two Canons from The Art of the Fugue CARTER Tre Duetti DEBUSSY Sonate SHAPEY Duo Variations WERNICK For Two (2011)* BEETHOVEN Trio Op. 70, No. 1, "Ghost" MOZART Quartet in D Major, K. 575 * World Premiere; composed in honor of Mr. Krosnick's 70th birthday Member of the Juilliard String Quartet and Juilliard faculty since 1974, cellist Joel Krosnick demonstrates the artistic qualities that have earned him deserved international renown "This program is a small thank you and a grateful tribute to some of the composers (Messrs. Carter, Shapey, and Wernick) and to the wonderful colleagues from Kneisel Hall, The Juilliard School, and the musical world at large (Laurie Smukler, Seymour Lipkin, Gilbert Kalish, Gwen Krosnick, Joseph Lin, Ronald Copes, and Samuel Rhodes), who have graced my personal and musical life for these many years." -Joel Krosnick Daniel Saidenberg Faculty Recital Series FREE tickets available 3/13

Sensory Jump Time - Pump It Up of Great Neck
March 27, 2013 - Great Neck

Pump It Up has partnered with Autism Speaks and now offers Sensory Jump Time, a program for all children on the autism spectrum. Children who attend will have the opportunity to make new friends, jump, slide and play sensory-friendly games within a controlled, safe environment. This program is open to children on the autism spectrum and their siblings only. Advanced registration is encouraged as this program is not open to the general public in order to provide a safe environment for the children. Pump It Up is a proud supporter of Autism Speaks. For more information about autism, visit

Pop-In Playtime - Pump It Up of Great Neck
March 27, 2013 - Great Neck

School is out so jump on in to Pump It Up of Great Neck. Come play on giant, soft, fun-filled interactive inflatables during Family Jump Time. Share quality time and promote physical fitness while bouncing, sliding, climbing and jumping. Enjoy spending time with your family, meeting other families, and making new friends in a safe, clean, climate controlled environment.

Spring Break Crafts & Games - Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
March 27, 2013 - Upper East Side

Drop in during regular museum hours and make a 19th-century craft and play historic games. If the weather is nice, step out into the garden and try out the collection of wooden toys. Museum tour and access to the Children's Corner included.

Spring Beach Walk for ages 9-12 - Sport Fishing Education Center
March 27, 2013 - Babylon

Children ages 9-12 can come and explore the sandy beaches of Long Island's South Shore to look for marine creatures that call the salt marsh and barrier beaches home, and learn some fun facts about them. Make sure to dress for the weather as the walk lasts for 1.5 hours and maybe go seining weather permitting. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.

The Adventures of Peter Rabbit - Theatre Three
March 27, 2013 - Port Jefferson

Peter, Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-Tail, Benjamin Bunny, the McGregors and all their friends come to life in this adaption of the story by Beatrix Potter.

Plainfield High School-Central Campus Choir - Church of St. Mary the Virgin
March 27, 2013 - Times Square

The Plainfield High School-Central Campus Choir (Illinois) performs annually with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and has been featured as part of New York City's Carnegie Hall Centennial Celebration Concert with the New York City Chamber Orchestra. The group, named 'Best Overall' Choir at the Midwest Regional Choral Festival, will be touring New York City in March. They will present a free concert at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27, at Church of St. Mary the Virgin Times Square. The program will feature a variety of music, including composers Moses Hogan, Gyorgy Orban and Frank Ticheli.

Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival - The Theater at Madison Square Garden
March 27, 2013 - Midtown

Mickey Mouse and friends rock the world with the stars from The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, and Toy Story in their new tour show Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival. Disney hits are remixed to the hottest sounds of today featuring hip-hop, pop, swing, reggae, rock, and country tunes. Your kids will be delighted with the all-star roster including Mickey and Minnie, Donald and Goofy, Ariel and Sebastian, Jasmine and Aladdin, and Woody and Buzz, just to name a few. There will be 25 characters total performing in this jam session fit for the entire family, and you won't be able to resist dancing, singing, and playing your air-guitar with this lively band of characters.

Science and the Citizen - The Cooper Union
March 27, 2013 - New York

The faculty of Cooper Union's Albert Nerken School of Engineering presents a series of free Wednesday evening lectures, an eclectic course of talks covering today's most intriguing and relevant scientific and technical topics. The series opens on February 27 with "Music and Your Brain" presented by Jamshed Bharucha, Ph.D., Neuroscientist, and President of The Cooper Union. February 27: "Music and Your Brain" Jamshed Bharucha, Ph.D., Neuroscientist, President of The Cooper Union March 13: "Why You Should Like Fracking" Benjamin Davis, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering March 20: "Tiny Bits of Salt: Quantum Chemistry and Nanoscience" Robert Topper, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry March 27: "Clean Energy from Tides and Waves" Jameel Ahmad, Ph.D. Chairman, Department of Civil Engineering April 3: "Tissue Engineering" Eric Lima, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering April 17: "Engineering for the Middle of Nowhere" Toby Cumberbatch, Ph.D, Professor of Electrical Engineering April 24: "How Bridges Stand Up" Cosmas Tzavelis, Ph. D., Professor of Civil Engineering Wednesday, February 27 - April 24 (no lectures on March 6 and April 10)

March 27, 2013 - Yonkers

Stew Leonard's Yonkers store is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt Eggs-Travaganza starting at 4 pm on Wednesday, March 27. Children will be given a map of Stew Leonard's and a bag to collect eggs from costumed characters throughout the store, including Clover the Cow, Cynthia Chick, and Daphne Duck, among others. Each egg contains prizes ranging from plush toys and bubbles to children's DVDs and Easter activity books. This year's Grand Prize will be a family pack of passes to Rye Playland. Every child will also receive Easter Bunny ears to wear and a map to color. After the Egg Hunt is complete, parents are invited to take photos of their children with the Easter Bunny. PLEASE NOTE: Due to the popularity of this event in years past, Stew Leonard's asks customers to pick their tickets up in advance. Tickets will be available at Customer Service on a first-come, first-served basis beginning March 1 for the first 400 children.

Amateur Night - Apollo Theater
March 27, 2013 - New York

A brand new line-up of contestants competes for the chance to perform during the April 3 Show Off and move on to Top Dog on June 19. It all leads to the chance of winning the title of Super Top Dog and a cash prize of $10,000 on November 27!

The Bible Experience -
Through March 27, 2013 - NY

An exquisite interactive gallery housed in New York City's renowned meatpacking district. "The Bible Experience" features an array of breathtaking photography and rare biblical artifacts, many of which are one-of-a-kind pieces arriving straight from the Vatican for this limited, U.S.-only exhibition.

James Beard Foundation Family Chef Series - Terrance Brennan - Children's Museum of Manhattan
March 27, 2013 - Upper West Side

Chef-proprietor of the successful and acclaimed restaurants Picholine on Manhattan's Upper West Side and Artisinal Fromagerie, Bistro & Wine Bar located in the Murray Hill neighborhood in Manhattan leads a family-friendly workshop on healthy meals.

Late Night: The Studio - 54 Below
March 27, 2013 - New York

On Wednesdays, Late Night at 54 Below is the place to see up-and-coming New York talent: including comedians, musicians, songwriters and improv groups. No cover charge. $20 food & beverage minimum.

Northwestern Songwriter's Showcase - 54 Below
March 27, 2013 - New York

Featuring musical compositions by the up-and-coming Musical Theatre Songwriters of Northwestern University's Songwriting Program Class of 2013. Come see Tomorrow's next Biggest Writers and Performers! Cover charge $25 general admission, $20 student.

Punking Out: Platinum Punk - New York Public Library: Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center , Bruno Walter Auditorium
March 27, 2013 - Manhattan

Music icons Debbie Harry and Chris Stein of Blondie join Will Hermes, senior critic of Rolling Stone and author of Love Goes to Buildings on Fire: Five Years in New York That Changed Music Forever (Farrar, Straus & Giroux/Faber & Faber, 2011) for a discussion of the style and sound of the New York Music scene in the 1970s. This program is part of a new series, RHAPSODIC CITY: MUSIC OF NEW YORK devoted to exploring some of the unique musical stories of the 20th century.

50/50: Celebrating Fifty Years of the Hofstra University Museum - Hofstra University Museum
Through March 28, 2013 - Hempstead

This anniversary exhibition highlights the breadth and depth of the collection through just 50 of the 605 acquisitions donated since 2006. The featured works include paintings, prints, photographs and drawings by 20th and 21st century American, Latino and European artists such as Luis Cruz Azaceta, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Stanley Brodsky, Lucien Clergue, Yonia Fain, April Gornick, Robert Kipniss, Howardena Pindell, Robert Rauschenberg, Donald Resnick, Alison Saar, W. Eugene Smith and Stanley Twardowicz, among others. Additionally, the exhibition includes Pre-Columbian figures and vessels as well as early to mid 20th-century African masks.

SPRING VACATION NATURE CAMP - For Grades K-3 - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through March 28, 2013 - Scarsdale

An action-packed camp for the February school vacation. GNC naturalists will involve, amuse, stimulate, and inform children with different activities each day, including animal study, nature crafts, nature exploration, and nature games. Morning snack included. Lunch should be sent with child each day. Enrollment is limited; pre-registration and pre-payment required online to hold a place. Camp runs 4 days: March 25, 26, 27, and 28.

SPRING VACATION NATURE CAMP - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through March 28, 2013 - Scarsdale

An action-packed time during the school vacation. Center naturalists will involve, amuse, stimulate, and inform children with different activities each day, including animal study, nature crafts, nature exploration, and nature games. Morning snack included. Lunch should be sent each day. Enrollment is limited. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required online to hold a place.

Spring Detectives Nature Camp - Weinberg Nature Center
Through March 28, 2013 - Scarsdale

Time will fly by as the children ages 4-10 enjoy stories, games, "eco-dramas," and educational activities including crafts and up-close-and-personal visits with the Center's animal family. Pack a lunch and dress for weather conditions.

Los Angeles Philharmonic - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Through March 28, 2013 - New York

The impassioned and fiery conductor Gustavo Dudamel leads the Los Angeles Philharmonic in the New York premiere of John Adams's most recent work, directed by his frequent collaborator, Peter Sellars, (3/27) and in Stravinsky's beloved ballet The Firebird (3/28).

50/50 The Great Art Caper - Hofstra University Museum - Emily Lowe Gallery
Through March 28, 2013 - Hempstead

Pick up Great Art Caper materials while in the Emily Lowe Gallery to enjoy self-guided super-sleuthing. Search for hidden clues in the works in the exhibit 50/50:Celebrating Fifty Years of the Hofstra University Museum and use the clues to complete a message. This program runs through March 28.

Building a Bunny Hutch (Chocolate or Gingerbread) - Riesterer's Bakery
Through March 28, 2013 - West Hempstead

Sign up for classes to learn how to build a bunny hutch in chocolate or gingerbread. It's a great party for children and adults. Enjoy soda, treats and take home your own creation. See how they make some of Long Island's largest variety of Easter bunnies- up to 3 feet tall. It's a chocoholics dream. Call for exact days. Classes run through March 28.

DINOSAUR DAZE! - Ward Melville Heritage Organization
Through March 28, 2013 - Stony Brook

Kids will have fun while learning in this interactive program of songs and storytelling. Parents are encouraged to stay and participate. Call 631-689-5888 for information.

DINOSAUR DETECTIVE - Ward Melville Heritage Organization
Through March 28, 2013 - Stony Brook

Dinosaur Detectives will take participants on an actual fossil hunt, show how a paleontologist discovers fossils and where famous dinosaurs are found. Call 631-689-5888 for more information.

Vacation Ventures - Long Island Museum
Through March 28, 2013 - Stony Brook

Children in grades 1-3 learn different techniques and create projects inspired by different artists. Pre-registration is required by calling extension 283. Featured artists include Jasper Johns (March 27) and Charles Schultz (March 28).

Spring Art Camp - Westchester Community College Center for the Arts
Through March 28, 2013 - White Plains

This week is designed for kids to spend their Spring Break having fun exploring different media such as sculpture, painting, and digital photography in a college environment. Students will be immersed in projects that promote creativity, skills, and fun!

THE PIETASTERS & BIG D and the KIDS TABLE - Highllne Ballroom
Through March 29, 2013 - New York

Traveling the miles along a star-kissed path, the first break came early for D.C.'s ska darlings, when they landed a 1992 tour opening for ska originals, Bad Manners. In 1997, Rancid's Tim Armstrong signed them to Hellcat/Epitaph where they recorded two albums with producer Brett Gurewitz (Bad Religion): the genre-defining Willis (SPIN Magazine called it "An equal opportunity dancehall crasher — part '60s keg rock, part 2Tone and part Motown") and Awesome Mix Tape #6 (CMJ noted it for "lacing a Stax shout-out feel with Caribbean rhythms").

Through March 29, 2013 - New York

Gotham Chamber Opera continues its 2012-2013 Season with ELIOGABALO (1667) by Francesco Cavalli. The show will run from March 15-29, 2013 at 8pm at The Box, 189 Chrystie Street, NYC. Tickets are $30-$175 and are available on or by phone at 212-279-4200. Opera is full of courtesans and lechers and in the 20th century, outright acts of perversion. (Salome, anyone?) But you have to go back almost 350 years for the work with the most depraved protagonist of all: Eliogabalo, by Francesco Cavalli. Based on the life of the Roman emperor Heliogabalus, who reigned from 218 to 222, the opera tells the story of a man who even today remains notorious for his sexual appetites, his appointment of an all-female senate, and his well-deserved assassination. Cavalli (1602-1676) died without ever seeing a performance of the opera, which was written for the Venice festival of 1668 but was withdrawn and replaced by another opera on the same subject. Ignored for centuries, Cavalli's opera finally received its world premiere in 1999 in Crema, Italy, the composer's birthplace. This production of Eliogabalo will be staged by James Marvel and produced in cooperation with Randy Weiner (Sleep No More) in one of New York’s most decadent nightspots: The Box, on the Lower East Side. Starring Christopher Ainslie as Eliogabalo, the cast will also include Micaëla Oeste, Susannah Biller, Maeve Höglund, Emily Righter, Daryl Freedman, Randall Scotting, John Easterlin, and Brandon Cedel. Music direction by Grant Herreid, associate music direction by Neal Goren, direction by James Marvel, assistant direction and choreography by Austin McCormick.

Marcel Duchamp's Nude Descending a Staircase: An Homage - Francis M. Naumann Fine Art
Through March 29, 2013 - New York

Included in the homage exhibition will be a number of important historical items relating directly to Duchamp's Nude, such as several examples of the pochoir (stencil-colored reproduction) he made of the painting in 1937. A number of artists have also agreed to create new works relating to Duchamp's work.

Take Old Road New Way - Gallery Korea of the Korean Cultural Service NY
Through March 29, 2013 - New York

Eight contemporary artists' rendering of traditional Korean values, materials, and techniques through modern approach and personal interpretation.

Me and My Earth: Conservation Science in Action - American Museum of Natural History
Through March 29, 2013 - New York

Interested in conservation science? Take a walk in Theodore Roosevelt's boots by trekking through urban environments, learning data-gathering techniques and technologies conservation scientists use to explore endangered habitats, and designing an original conservation plan based on your fieldwork. Registration required.

Jr. Marine Biologists Camp - Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum
Through March 29, 2013 - Cold Spring Harbor

Kids ages 5-8 turn into scientists and explore habitats and marine ecosystems through fun experiments, games, and crafts. Crew Leaders, ages 9-10, have fun taking leadership roles in the activities. Reservations required.

Spring Break - Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
Through March 29, 2013 - Cold Spring Harbor

There will be live animal presentations on Monday and Friday and hands on nature programs Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Kid's Craft Day - The Cupcake Corner
Through March 29, 2013 - Garden City

Your child will enjoy a fun hour of cupcake decorating and ceramic painting - join us anytime between 9am-6pm. Reservations not required.

Sampler Special - Active Kidz
Through March 29, 2013 - Jericho

Call up for full information on how your child can have fun at this play facility.

Pajama Program - Office of the Superintendent - Bridgeport Public Schools
Through March 30, 2013 - Bridgeport

Help a child stay warm and cozy by donating new pajamas and/or a book. Pajama Program is a 501(3)c not-for-profit organization providing new pajamas and books to children many of whom are waiting to be adopted.

Patricia Racette - 54 Below
Through March 30, 2013 - New York

Widely acclaimed as one of opera's leading sopranos, Racette has made her mark as the star in operas ranging from Madame Butterfly, La Boh?me and Tosca to Peter Grimes and Dialogues of the Carmelites in the world's most prestigious venues, including The Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, The Paris Opera and San Francisco Opera, among many others, and on worldwide HD Broadcasts to millions. But before her career on the opera stage, Racette sang jazz, cabaret and jewels from the Great American Songbook. Now she brings her career full circle with an intimate evening featuring songs by Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter, George Gershwin and Edith Piaf and other contemporary popular composers. Says The New York Times: "Her singing was robust, nuanced and passionate, befitting a performer of her skill and experience." Don't miss this chance to see her at 54 Below and experience this opera Diva up close and personal, singing songs near and dear to her heart.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof on Broadway - RICHARD RODGERS THEATRE
Through March 30, 2013 - New York

Tony Award® winner Scarlett Johansson (A View From the Bridge, “Lost in Translation”) returns to Broadway as “Maggie the Cat” in Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Ciarán Hinds (“Political Animals,” There Will Be Blood), Benjamin Walker (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) and Tony and Emmy® winner Debra Monk (Curtains, “Damages”) co-star in Williams’ classic story about a wealthy Southern family and the passions and secrets that come close to destroying them. On the eve of his 65th birthday, "Big Daddy" Pollitt, the richest cotton planter in the Mississippi Delta, is distressed by the rocky relationship between his beloved son Brick, an aging football hero who has turned to drink, and Brick’s beautiful and feisty wife Maggie. As the hot summer evening unfolds, the veneer of Southern gentility slips away revealing unpleasant truths as greed, lies and suppressed sexuality reach a boiling point. Tony and Emmy winner Rob Ashford, fresh from his recent Olivier-winning West End production of Anna Christie, directs this stunning, must-see new production. Purchase tickets online at: For more information, visit:

VITAL SIGNS Art Exhibition - Pelham Art Center
Through March 30, 2013 - Pelham

A colorful, larger-than-life exhibition of photographs, installation art, and video, questioning our conventional notions of identity, beauty, gender, and the body politic. Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm; Saturday 10am-4pm, through March 30.

Vital Signs Art Exhibition - Pelham Art Center
Through March 30, 2013 - Pelham

A colorful and arresting exhibition of photographs, installation art, and video, questioning our conventional notions of identity, beauty, gender, and the body politic.

From Italy to America - Greenwich Historical Society
Through March 30, 2013 - Greenwich

Celebrate the rich cultural heritage of Italian-American communities in Connecticut through objects, documents and film drawn from local families. Also featured is a complementary collection of 26 black and white photographs from a show entitled From Italy to America: The Photographs of Anthony Riccio that was originally organized by the Bellarmine Museum of Art at Fairfield University. March 1-June 30, 2013.

Luciano Fabro, Jannis Kounellis, Mario Merz - Che Fare? - Galerie Lelong
Through March 30, 2013 - New York

An exhibition focused on the unique visual vocabulary and radical works of Luciano Fabro, Jannis Kounellis, and Mario Merz. The exhibition title, translated as What is to be done?, is derived from a series by Merz named after Vladimir Lenin's 1902 pamphlet on the importance of the intellectual's role in revolution. Merz, Fabro, and Kounellis's work expanded this question to challenge the artist's individual place in society and to push art's boundaries beyond traditional painting and sculpture.

Story Lines - Tracing the Narrative of 'Outsider' Art - Galerie St. Etienne
Through March 30, 2013 - New York

Gayleen Aiken - Cousins, Quarries, and a Nickelodeon - Luise Ross Gallery
Through March 30, 2013 - New York

Self-taught artist Gayleen Aiken's personal narrative is revealed by the endless depiction of her home (both inside and out) in Barre, Vermont. Her family and friends, the fictitious Raimbilli cousins, all 26 of them, constitute the anchor of her existence. The granite shed plants, mills, and stone cutting machinery are constant fodder too. Through the artist's imagination they become a child's playground. This will be her first one-person exhibition at Luise Ross Gallery.

Will Ryman - America - Paul Kasmin Gallery
Through March 30, 2013 - New York

America is inspired by the artist's personal methodological exploration of the origins of capitalism within the scope of American history. Ryman uses found objects ranging from consumer products to industrial and hardware materials, to create masterful and intricate sculptures.

Tom Uttech - New Paintings - Alexandre Gallery
Through March 30, 2013 - New York

Recent work from the renowned landscape painter.

Cheryl Kelley - New Paintings - Bernarducci Meisel Gallery
Through March 30, 2013 - New York

Philip Pearlstein - Betty Cuningham Gallery
Through March 30, 2013 - New York

This exhibition, the artist's sixth show at the gallery, includes approximately 10 paintings and 5 watercolors dating from 2011 to the present.

H.Hildebrand-Mills - AFLOAT: Installation - Ceres Gallery
Through March 30, 2013 - New York

Hildebrand-Mills' solo show features 100 intense and lively works. Hildebrand-Mills' alchemy of "the times" (endlessly doled out in a frightening haze of doom and gloom) transforms this hopeless delivery into images hanging above land, sea and air, in lovely, sometimes comical, desirable escapes. We are adrift, but not trapped.

Kiki Kaye - To See it My Way - Ceres Gallery
Through March 30, 2013 - New York

Kiki Kaye's work is a fusion of artistic styles and mediums. The works are a deliberate mix of high and low references, absorbing and reworking such diverse sources as abstract expressionism, futurism, ready-mades and surrealism.

David Mach - Forum Gallery
Through March 30, 2013 - New York

Work by the Scottish sculptor and installation artist.

XOOOOX: Everything, Everything! - De Buck Gallery
Through March 30, 2013 - New York

The Berlin-based artist's NY debut, whose work represents a stunning marriage between the grimy quality of the streets in which his career began and the polished appearances of art and high fashion.

Dana Hoey - The Phantom Sex - Petzel Gallery
Through March 30, 2013 - New York

A series of 12 new photographs of figurative casts and molds that "record the shell of a female, both literally and figuratively."

Dirk Skirber - pain(t)ology and other trials - Petzel Gallery
Through March 30, 2013 - New York

New paintings and a large sculpture from the German-born artist.

Easter Bunny Photos - Queens Center Mall
Through March 30, 2013 - Elmhurst

Hippity-Hoppity, Easter is on it's way. Enjoy at visit with the Easter Bunny March 9 through March 30: 10 a.m.- 7 p.m., Level 3, JCpenney Wing, for Photos and a Free Gift, while supplies last. Peter will be working hard, and will need a little Bunny Break. See break schedule as follows: Monday - Saturday: 2:15pm-2:45pm and 5:15pm-5:45pm; Sunday: 2:15pm-3pm.

Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg - Zach Feuer Gallery
Through March 30, 2013 - New York

Miroslaw Balka - The Order of Things - Gladstone Gallery
Through March 30, 2013 - New York

Anew large-scale installation by Miroslaw Balka. Employing non-traditional art materials, Balka will create a monumental work that draws on historical tragedy to reflect on the limits of the world, continuity, and catastrophe. Balka will transform the 21st Street gallery space, constructing a private room in which to encounter his work and creating an intimate atmosphere for viewers to contemplate the massive, elegiac sculpture before them.

Ansel Krut - Marlborough New York
Through March 30, 2013 - New York

Alsoudani, Bacon, Guston, Rego - Marlborough Chelsea
Through March 30, 2013 - New York

Aura Rosenberg - I Know It When I See It - Martos Gallery
Through March 30, 2013 - New York

Aura Rosenberg's first solo show with the gallery, featuring paintings based on images from adult magazines.

Debby Boone - Cafe Carlyle
Through March 30, 2013 - New York

The Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum selling vocalist will make her debut at the legendary Cafe Carlyle with her new show "Swing This," featuring a nine-piece band. Based on her upcoming CD, "Swing This" is her take on Las Vegas in the 60's with stories and memories to share from the years her father Pat Boone was headlining at the Sands and Sahara hotels.

Travis - Ars Nova
Through March 30, 2013 - New York

PROJECT RESIDENCY Written by Zackary Grady Directed by Peter James Cook Lace up your party shoes, untangle your headphones, and prepare for the greatest contest of your life! The elusive DJ Travis Buchanan is looking for New York's finest party people, and he's engineered an elaborate competition to test your skills. Grab your mp3 device, dial up the night's playlist and try to keep up as Travis guides you via headphones through a series of challenges that will spill out of the theater and onto the the streets of Manhattan. Show up ready to rumble - a night out with Travis never ends where you expect… March 22, 23, 29, 30 GET TIX HERE:

Meet the Easter Bunny! - Sky View Center
Through March 30, 2013 - Flushing

Hop on over to welcome the mall’s very own Easter bunny. He'll be on hand to celebrate everyone’s favorite spring holiday with photos. Children of all ages will have the opportunity to hop up to Level D, where the Easter bunny will reside, during this time to say hello and have their photo taken.

Marissa Mulder - Tom... in His Words - Metropolitan Room
Through March 30, 2013 - New York

The silky-toned Marissa Mulder takes on the bard of bad Tom Waits, in the premiere of her new show. In it, she explores some of his iconic songs ("Downtown Train" and "Ol' 55"), as well as lesser-known treasures like "Broken Bicycles" and "Alice."

Christopher Fischer Cashmere End of Season Easter Sale - Christopher Fischer Soho
Through March 30, 2013 - New York

The End of Season Easter sale will include women’s, men’s and accessory collections. Stock up on colorful, lightweight cashmere to wear now or later. Christopher Fischer is a favorite among those in the know for best quality, style, colors and fit. WHEN: Thursday, March 21, 2013 – Monday, March 30, 2013 *Stores closed Easter Sunday WHERE: NEW YORK CITY SOHO 80 Wooster Street New York, NY 10012 212.965.9009 MADISON AVENUE 1225 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10128 212.831.8880 HAMPTONS EAST HAMPTON 67 Main Street East Hampton, NY 11937 631.907.0900 *East Hampton SALE ROOM is open* SOUTHAMPTON 52 Jobs Lane Southampton, NY 11968 631.204.9090 CONNECTICUT GREENWICH 103 Greenwich Avenue Greenwich, CT 10014 203.861.7400

Christopher Fischer Cashmere End of Season Easter Sale - Christopher Fischer Madison Avenue
Through March 30, 2013 - New York

The End of Season Easter sale will include women’s, men’s and accessory collections. Stock up on colorful, lightweight cashmere to wear now or later. Christopher Fischer is a favorite among those in the know for best quality, style, colors and fit. Thursday, March 21, 2013 – Monday, March 30, 2013 *Stores closed Easter Sunday NEW YORK CITY SOHO 80 Wooster Street New York, NY 10012 212.965.9009 MADISON AVENUE 1225 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10128 212.831.8880 HAMPTONS EAST HAMPTON 67 Main Street East Hampton, NY 11937 631.907.0900 *East Hampton SALE ROOM is open* SOUTHAMPTON 52 Jobs Lane Southampton, NY 11968 631.204.9090 CONNECTICUT GREENWICH 103 Greenwich Avenue Greenwich, CT 10014 203.861.7400

Space No. 1 - Extreme Kids and Crew
Through March 31, 2013 - Bedford-Stuyvesant

An initiative of Extreme Kids and Crew, Space No. 1 offers a safe, sensory play space where special need children and their parents can play, teach, learn, sing, sprawl, and swing. An array of multi-sensory equipment provides for this.

The Child's Place for Children with Special Needs - Brooklyn Public Library, Sunset Park branch
Through March 31, 2013 - Sunset Park

This program accomodates all kinds of children inclusively for reading, story telling, and various kinds of play sessions. Parent workshops are also available. See Brooklyn Public Library for other locations throughout Brooklyn.

Artist's Studio Space - Greenburgh Public Library
Through March 31, 2013 - Elmsford

An intergenerational program for tweens, teens, and adults. Draw Manga & Fine Art. Call Kate Colquitt at (914) 721-8224 for more information. Saturdays, March 3, 17, and 31.

Fantasia's Feeding Frenzy - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through March 31, 2013 - Crown Heights

Look for animal curators in the Science Inquiry Center and see what's on the menu for Fantasia, the museum's 21-foot-long albino Burmese python.

Sinister Pop - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through March 31, 2013 - New York

Sinister Pop presents an inventive take on the Museum's rich and diverse holdings of Pop art from the movement's inception in the early 1960s through its aftershocks a decade later. Although Pop art often calls to mind a celebration of postwar consumer culture, this exhibition focuses on Pop's darker side, as it distorts and critiques the American dream. Themes of exaggerated consumption, film noir and the depiction of women in art, the dystopic American landscape, and the intersection of popular culture and politics, are explored through works by acknowledged masters such as Jasper Johns, Claes Oldenburg, Ed Ruscha, and Andy Warhol, as well as by many artists not traditionally associated with Pop whose art may be understood within its wider field of reference. These include William Eggleston, Peter Saul, Christina Ramberg, and Vija Celmins, among others.

Dark and Deadpan: Pop in TV and the Movies - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through March 31, 2013 - New York

From Andy Warhol's commercial for Schrafft's restaurants to Sherman Price's film The Imp-Probable Mr. Weegee, starring Weegee as a crazy photographer, footage of the moon landing, and George Kuchar's mock Hollywood melodrama HOLD ME WHILE I'M NAKED, this exhibition brings together rarely seen films, advertisements, and political campaign messages that reflect the extravagant yet deadpan excess of Pop. Together they reveal the central role played by television and cinema in articulating the excitement, anxiety, and desire underlying both Pop art and popular culture in the 1960s.

Playtime with Sammie and Tudie - Sprout San Francisco
Through March 31, 2013 - Upper East Side

Playtime with Sammie and Tudie is a 'mommy and me' style class. The interactive class includes themed week such as ducks, butterflies, teddy bears, fish, and dinosaurs. Great for ages 1