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Today's Family & Kids Activities in Bronx-May 2

May 2, 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!.

The Bacon Brothers - The Town Hall
May 02, 2013 -

Kevin and Michael Bacon have been writing songs and playing music together since about the same time they may have been fighting over Lincoln Logs or little green Army guys. Now they have 6 CDs as The Bacon Brothers.

First Annual 'Just Jewels' Jewelry Boutique Showcase - The Plaza Hotel
May 02, 2013 - New York

The Moise Safra Community Center Cordially Invites You to Our First Annual Just Jewels Jewelry Boutique Showcase. A Golden Opportunity to Shop Amongst 50 Bejeweled Booths. Admission: $20 Per Person (Includes a $25 Auction Coupon). For More Information or Tickets Please Contact Or Call 212.652.7575

Nyack Winter Farmer's Market - Nyack Center
Through May 02, 2013 - Nyack

Farm market fans have no fear, the Nyack market is moving indoors for the winter. Familiar vendors from the summer market will be on hand each Thursday through May 2 selling locally-produced food, wine, baked goods, and more.

PreSchool Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
May 02, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-5 can come in for stories, songs, puppets, and more. Registration is required. Thursdays through May 16.

Bouncing Babies - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
May 02, 2013 - Garnerville

Non-walkers and their parent, grandparent, or caregiver are invited for rhymes, songs, and fingerplays. Registration is required. Thursdays through May 16.

Stories in Spanish & English - Haverstraw King?s Daughters Public Library
May 02, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-6 can hear stories in Spanish and English. Registration is required. Thursdays through May 16.

Broadway Romance - Queens Theatre
May 02, 2013 - Flushing

Celebrate Mom and little romance. From the creators of Broadway Rox comes this world premiere event that showcases the great love songs from Broadway' greatest hits, performed by a cast of Broadway vets.

Gotterdammerung - Metropolitan Opera
May 02, 2013 -

Robert Lepage's landmark production of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen is back for three complete cycles in spring 2013, on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the composer's birth. The Ring's cataclysmic finale stars Deborah Voigt and Katarina Dalayman as Brunnhilde, opposite Jay Hunter Morris and Lars Cleveman as Siegfried. Hans-Peter Konig is Hagen and Fabio Luisi conducts.

Super WHY! Live - Beacon Theatre
May 02, 2013 - New York

This awesome new show will feature new dance-inducing songs from Jack Antonoff of fun., magical special effects, and a story that will make us all smile.

American Music Festival - All Rodgers - New York City Ballet
May 02, 2013 - New York

New York City Ballet celebrates its affair with American music, a passion first shared by Founding Choreographers Balanchine and Robbins and continued by Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins. With 18 composers, these three weeks will be a festival of American music like no other.

The Bacon Brothers - The Town Hall
May 02, 2013 - New York

Kevin and Michael Bacon have been writing songs and playing music together since about the same time they may have been fighting over Lincoln Logs or little green Army guys. Now they have 6 CDs as The Bacon Brothers.

Kenny Barron, piano & Dave Holland, bass - 92nd Street Y
May 02, 2013 - New York

In June 2011 at the Montreal Jazz Festival, NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron and renowned bassist Dave Holland played onstage as a duo for the first time. Now hear these long-time friends together at 92Y.

Thursday Morning Storytime: The Toe Show - Barnes & Noble City Center
May 02, 2013 - White Plains

Join Toe, bookseller/entertainer extraordinaire, every Thursday morning for stories, singing and lively fun.

Attack of the Bloodsuckers! - Long Island Children's Museum
May 02, 2013 - Garden City

Explore the science of what's eating you in this skin-crawling exhibition. Examine the what, why, when and how of mosquitoes, fleas, ticks, leeches and other parasites known as sanguinivores (creatures that eat blood). Learn why bloodsuckers are important to the ecosystem and how to keep them out of your system. Attack of the Bloodsuckers! offer visitors the chance to look a real leech in the mouth; pull off your socks and test your bug-appealing foot odor; receive a big hug from a giant, inflating tick; get itchy and knotty with the life-size game of "Twitcher" - a buggy variation on the game Twister. This exhibition runs through May 5, 2013.

Grow More Vegetables Certificate Series - Queens Botanical Garden
May 02, 2013 - Flushing

Queens Botanical Garden announces the opening of registration for the “Grow More Vegetables” program which will be held at the Garden beginning in April. This is a free edible gardening course designed to equip community gardeners, teachers, and city residents with the best organic techniques for growing vegetables safely and effectively, particularly in urban settings. The program, with hands-on gardening instruction, consists of six classes, both in the classroom and in the field. There is an application process and preference will be given to participants who work, live, or garden in Queens. The course runs for six Thursdays, April 4-May 9, 6-8pm. Space is limited.

Grand Gourmet - The Flavor of Midtown - Grand Central Terminal
May 02, 2013 - New York

Enjoy flavors from more than 30 of the neighborhood's best restaurants, lounges and food purveyors.

Ridge Girls Write - Brooklyn Public Library, Bay Ridge branch
May 02, 2013 - Bay Ridge

Girls can write freely from their perspective in this special writing workshop.

McCarter Theatre Center presents 'Sunjata Kamalenya' - Long Island Children's Museum
May 02, 2013 - Garden City

One of the greatest legends of West African Mand? tradition is brought to life in a completely interactive experiential theater production. The tale of Sunjata is the saga of a boy who is prophesied to be the greatest king of his people, and his loving mother, who must help him to overcome the adversity of a very dangerous world of sorcery and hostility. Traditional music, costumes, and scenery set the stage for an unforgettable experience as students realize that they are not there merely to watch the production, but are being immersed and involved in helping to create the magical world of 12th century Mali.

Juilliard Opera presents Janacek's 'The Cunning Little Vixen' - Peter Jay Sharp Theater
Through May 02, 2013 - New York

Anne Manson, conductor; Emma Griffin, director; Juilliard Orchestra; Chorus of Juilliard singers. Sung in English, with Translation from the original Czech by Yveta Synek Graff and Robert T. Jones. Featuring Julia Bullock as the Vixen, Aubrey Allicock as the Forester, Karen Vuong as the Fox, Lacey Jo Benter as the Forester's Wife, Elizabeth Sutphen as the Owl, Martin Bakari as the Schoolmaster, Hyunho Yoo as the Mosquito, Önay Köse as the Priest/Badger, Elliott Hines as the Innkeeper, Rachael Wilson as the Innkeeper's Wife/Chorus Hen, Raquel González as the Rooster, Lilla Heinrich Szász as the Jay, Mary Feminear as the Lead Hen, Lara Secord-Haid as the Woodpecker/Chorus Hen, John Brancy as Harašta, Laura Mixter as the Dog, Laura LeVoir as the Grasshopper, Kara Sainz as the Cricket, Angela Vallone as the Young Vixen, Qingyu Chen as the Young Frog/Joey (Pepik), and William McGregor as Frank (Frantik). Inspired by a comic strip and premiered in 1924, Leos Janácek and librettist Rudolf Tesnohlidek's The Cunning Little Vixen is an endearing and enlightened glance at the circle of life amongst a cast of woodland characters set in the fairy tale-esque Moravian forest. Tickets $30 available 3/25 at the Juilliard Box Office, by calling CenterCharge (212) 721-6500, or online. Half-price tickets for students and seniors at the Juilliard Box Office only April 28 at 2:00 PM April 30 & May 2 at 8:00 PM

Lady Rizo: Unescorted - Joe's Pub
May 02, 2013 - New York

The incomparable "cabaret star" (NY Magazine) Lady Rizo is back for an unchaperoned evening of song and decadence. You may have seen her here at Joe's Pub with her "glam bottom baring dance troupe the Assettes" (Village Voice), celebrating the billboard top ten in the monthly series Our Hit Parade, or midtown at the gothic Night Hotel co-hosting the weekly transnational lounge Foreign Affairs. But here is your chance to have her all to yourself. Her seamless mix of baudy humor and elegance has been likened to Mae West but its her vocal chops that have garnered recent attention: collaborating with both Yo-Yo Ma & Moby on albums this year, singing selections of the American Songbook in front of the internationally acclaimed 36-piece orchestra The Knights, and at MOMA for a sold out cabaret for the Kirchner Exhibit.

Toddler Learning Center - Central Library
May 02, 2013 - Jamaica

Children ages 18-36 months and their parent or adult caregivers interact while playing with toys and listening to a presenter speak on parenting topics. Pre-regesteration is required.

Picture Book Storytime - South Ozone Park Library
May 02, 2013 - South Ozone Park

In this program for children ages 2 to 5 years old, kids can enjoy a morning of storytelling, singing and activities. A parent or caregiver must be present.

Tuney Tots: Music and Movement - South Ozone Park Library
May 02, 2013 - South Ozone Park

This active musical program features a variety of rhythm, balance and coordination activities, along with social skills development, for babies and young children ages 6 months to 4 years. Space is limited.

Stuff Your Own Teddy - Arverne Library
May 02, 2013 - Arverne

Children ages 2-5 will have a fun time with music, stories and stuffing their own Teddy.

54 Piano Bar - 54 Below
May 02, 2013 - New York

Pick a song and join the house pianist as you take your turn on the stage with pianist and host Brian Nash. See new Broadway talent perform on a whim, and perhaps take part in the ever-popular (and inevitable) audience sing-along. No cover charge. Drink Specials: $5 beer, $8 mixed drinks.

Tales for Tails - The Field Library
May 02, 2013 - Peekskill

Children in Grades 1 and up are invited (with a parent) to read to a special dog. All volunteer dogs are certified through The Good Dog Foundation. Sign-up required.

Kids Yoga - Family Fitness Unlimited
May 02, 2013 - West Hempstead

A beginner's level class allowing children to explore their natural abilities in an active, safe and fun way. This class is excellent for promoting physical development, a positive attitude toward physical activity, building self-esteem, focus and concentration. (For the 2-5 years old group, a parent or adult is required to participate.)

Yoga in the Gardens - Old Westbury Gardens
May 02, 2013 - Old Westbury

Professional Kripalu Yoga instructor, Lorili Henry, will lead students through a dynamic, yet gentle, continuous flow of postures and conscious breathing. Participants must bring a yoga mat, yoga strap and towel.

Chess for Children - Manhasset Public Library
May 02, 2013 - Manhasset

Join the group and learn to play chess or perfect your skills in these instructional sessions. All levels are welcome. Hosted by the Long Island Chess Nuts. Chess sets will be provided.

Live Music: The East End Trio - Manhasset Public Library
May 02, 2013 - Manhasset

Music from the 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's, 2000's performed with style, grace, and originality.

Mother's Day Craft - Floral Park Public Library
May 02, 2013 - Floral Park

Preschool children ages 3-5 with caregiver will make a Mother's Day craft.

'Super WHY! Live: You've Got the Power!' - Beacon Theatre
May 02, 2013 - Upper West Side

Based on the top-rated, Emmy-nominated preschool TV series that airs on PBS KIDS everyday across the US, "Super WHY Live: You've Got the Power!" brings entertainment and education together in an interactive live experience. "Super WHY Live" was written by "Super WHY" creator Angela Santomero. The TV series has a proven ability to help boost preschoolers' early literacy skills, according to research by the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. "Super WHY Live" dimensionalizes this "edu-tainment" experience for Super WHY fans in a new way. To top that off, Jack Antonoff of the Grammy-nominated band "fun." wrote and produced the live show's soundtrack. The live show was developed and is produced by S2BN Entertainment ("Yo Gabba Gabba! Live" and "Spider-Man" on Broadway), in association with Out of the Blue Enterprises. "Super WHY Live" will stop in 27 cities across the US in April and May, taking kids and parents on a live reading adventure traveling inside a book to find the answer to the question, "Who has the Greatest Super Power in the World?" The show is uplifting, entertaining, and educational. It features kids' favorite literacy-powered super heroes: Alpha Pig with "Alphabet Power," Wonder Red with "Word Power," Princess Presto with "Spelling Power," Super Why with the "Power to Read," and their puppy pal Woofster. Fans who want to sing along at the show can get a head start learning the music, as the soundtrack album, "Super WHY Live: You've Got the Power Soundtrack" from Razor & Tie is available now at iTunes,, and retailers nationwide.

Stories, Songs, and Crafts - Rose Memorial Library
May 02, 2013 - Stony Point

Toddlers are invited to the library to hear picture book stories, sing songs, and make craft. Registration required.

Preschool Fun Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Kings Bay branch
May 02, 2013 - Homecrest

Babies, toddlers, and preschoolers enjoy hearing stories, singing songs, and creating arts and crafts projects.

Book Adventures - Brooklyn Public Library, Carroll Gardens branch
May 02, 2013 - Carroll Gardens

Kids enjoy hearing a read aloud and doing a story inspired activity afterward.

Ridge Girls Write - Brooklyn Public Library, Bay Ridge branch
May 02, 2013 - Bay Ridge

Girls can write freely from their perspective in this special writing workshop.

Nature Strollers - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center
May 02, 2013 - Cornwall

This nature center hosts this weekly hiking group for families with babies, toddlers, and young children. The one-hour walk is led by an environmental educator.

Mother's Day Plant Sale - Queens Botanical Garden
May 02, 2013 - Flushing

Now that spring is here give Mom (or yourself) the gift of flowers for the windowsill or the garden. A great way to brighten a spring day.

K-2 CLUB - A Story From Mexico - White Plains Public Library
May 02, 2013 - White Plains

After-school storytime for Kindergarten-Grade 2 with a craft and cookie snack. Tickets distributed 30 minutes in advance.

City Girl Beauty Project Launch & Fundraiser - Pepela New York
May 02, 2013 - New York

Please join City Girl Beauty Project & friends for an amazing evening of charitable giving, beauty, empowerment and stilettos. The Cause: Domestic Violence & Human Trafficking. Hosted by: Emmy award-winning reporter Cathleen Trigg-Jones & TV Personality & Activist Jamie Otis (The Bachelor & Hollywood Life). Compliments & Event Activities: Silent & LIVE auction, complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, swag bags, VIP seating area, live music, complimentary mini-manicures and pedicures at The City Girl Beauty Bar, presentation of City Girl Beauty Project organization and more… Joining Us: Empowering woman who respect and admire the accomplishments, the integrity and the ethics of the best of those who serve. Early bird tickets until 4/22: Event Website: Contact: 347-683-6626 /

Flying Visitors - The Birds of St. Paul's - St. Paul's Church N.H.S.
May 02, 2013 - Mt. Vernon

A walking tour and presentation by Dr. Robert "Birding Bob" DeCandido.

City Girl Beauty Project Launch & Fundraiser (Domestic Violence & Human Trafficking) - Pepela New York
May 02, 2013 - New York

On Thursday May 2ND, City Girl Beauty Project a non-for profit organization will host its official Launch and Annual Fundraiser Beauty & Charity Benefit. The event fundraiser will fund the launch of its first program "The Heroic Beauty Project," a program to empower survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking. The event will be generously hosted by: Emmy award-winning reporter Cathleen Trigg-Jones & TV Personality & Activist Jamie Otis (The Bachelor & Hollywood Life). Compliments & Event Activities: Silent & LIVE auction, complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, swag bags, VIP seating area, live music, complimentary mini-manicures and pedicures at The City Girl Beauty Bar, presentation of City Girl Beauty Project organization and more… For more information about this event and City Girl Beauty Project visit: Tickets

Girl Scout Cookies Pop-Up - Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
May 02, 2013 - Bellerose

Have a craving for Samoas or Thin Mints? If so, don't miss the chance to get delicious cookies at this pop-up shop while supporting a local Girl Scout troop. The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest girl-led business in the country and generates immeasurable benefits for girls who participate. Through the Girl Scout Cookie Program, girls develop five essential skills that help them become strong leaders, including goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics. Proceeds from the Girl Scout Cookie Program in New York City remain in the five boroughs and fund the Girl Scout Leadership Experience locally. Revenue from the Girl Scout Cookie Program provides approximately 43% of the operating budget for Girl Scouts of Greater New York - so don't miss the chance to get delicious cookies while supporting your local Girl Scout troop! About the Girl Scouts of Greater New York The Girl Scouts of Greater New York (GSGNY) is New York City's largest girls-only leadership development program, reaching 26,500 girls ages 5 to 17 in every zip code of the five boroughs, two-thirds of which come from low-income homes. GSGNY serves girls in public and private schools, public housing, transitional housing, and community-based organizations with the help of over 9,000 volunteers. ,

Let's Discover Nature Hour: A Planting We Will Go - Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
May 02, 2013 - Smithtown

The "Let's Discover Nature" Hour is a special time for both parent and child to discover the wonders of their natural world together. Each program's theme will use nature explorations and hands-on activities as a springboard for learning. Reservations will be accepted two weeks prior to each program and may be made by calling the park office.

Meet the Animals - Screen Free Week Event at Sands Point Preserve - Sands Point Preserve
May 02, 2013 - Sands Point

Screen Free Week is a national initiative to encourage children, families, schools, and communities to spend seven days turning off entertainment screen media and turning on life. To support this initiative, Sands Point welcomes visitors to its beach, trails, Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom. “Meet the Animals” begins with a scavenger hunt, and continues with a pizza dinner and a live animal presentation. Admission is $20 per car or $10 with Annual Pass.

CB2 celebrates the Launch of the Novogratz Brasil Collection - CB2 Soho Store
May 02, 2013 - SoHo

On Thursday, May 2 designers and husband and wife team Bob and Cortney Novogratz will launch their Brasil collection with CB2 during a cocktail reception at the CB2 Soho store. Guests will be able to meet Bob and Cortney Novogratz, preview the new collection, and witness the unveiling of CB2's interactive tree house which was built as part of the launch. RSVP now at

Get Into It! FREE - Stepping Stones Museum
May 02, 2013 - Norwalk

Enjoy free admission, activities, giveaways and dental screenings from All About Kids Pediatric Dentistry. An Open Arms program.

The Modern Father/Daughter Relationship: A Pathways to Parenting Program - Fairfield Public Library
May 02, 2013 - Fairfield

Dr. Peggy Drexler, research psychologist, author and college professor is the presenter. Registration required.

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta! - Pump It Up Norwalk
May 02, 2013 - Norwalk

Play the Sombrero-Toss Game, do "Pin the Flower on the Bull", experience an exciting balloon drop and create colorful, mini Mexican piñatas. Sign up for an authentic catered Mexican dinner of quesadillas, rice and refried beans.

Family Yoga - Sands Point Preserve
May 02, 2013 - Sands Point

Bring your family for yoga classes at the Sands Point Preserve. It's a perfect way to strengthen family bonds and to relax from a stressful environment.

LEARN TO DRAW with ART TEACHER AMY- Children 9-12 - First United Methodist Church
May 02, 2013 - Amityville

Step-by-step, your child can learn to draw animals, landscapes, people and masterworks while they experiment with chalk and oil pastels, watercolors and markers.

The Gong Show Live Off Broadway - The Cutting Room
May 02, 2013 - New York

The authorized stage production of the iconic TV show. The Gong Show Live returns after its SMASH debut, doing monthly performances at The Cutting Room in NYC. The Gong Show was a cultural touchstone, a pioneering TV show and the godfather of every awkwardly great reality TV moment that has happened in history. We present the theatrical recreation of The Gong Show in a modern-day stage production. If you liked it on TV, you will love it right in front of your face. Critically hailed as "Jaw droppingly hilarious" and "Fast, fresh and fun" this uproarious, deranged, completely entertaining show has audiences laughing into the next day. Featuring modern-day performers from America's Got Talent, Conan, Letterman, 30 Rock and So You Think You Can Dance, you will be thoroughly entertained, fascinated, horrified and delighted. Starring comedians Ray Ellin, Chuck Nice, Dan Naturman, Ken Dashow, the Gong Show 10 Live Band, Gene Gene the Dancing Machine, and the Unknown Convict. Appropriate for the whole family. This is a professionally cast and produced off-broadway production.

Mock Your World - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
May 02, 2013 - New York City

Little Benita Productions and HyLo Entertainment Invite You to the "Wickedly Funny" MOCK YOUR WORLD with music and lyrics by Andrew Byrne. Starring Stanley Bahorek, Lindsay Nicole Chambers, David Perlman, Lisa Rothauser, (and possibly Brian Golub & Christine Marie Heath!). Music Direction by Rich Silverstein. Directed By Andrew Neisler and Lee Kasper. "A Spectacularly Naughty Musical Parody Event!" "A side-splitting, taboo-shattering, musical event that is irresistibly funny and entertaining"-NY Daily News *no drink minimum. **food and drink are available for sale

Art + Games - Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
May 02, 2013 - Battery Park City

Spend an afternoon in the park playing lawn games, using everything from parachutes to dozens of asteroid-balls, and making different art and craft projects every week from May through October. The fun is facilitated by Battery Park City Park's programming leaders. Everybody plays. All materials and supplies provided.

Audio Portraits - Children's Museum of the Arts
May 02, 2013 - SoHo

Kids can stop by the Sound Booth and create an "Audio Portrait" with teaching artists. Using Garageband software, kids will flex their skills in oral interpretation as they record tracks that include autobiographical information such as descriptions of their home and family, their favorite color, food, animal, or their happiest place. In addition, they'll have the opportunity to add music and sound effects to their unique Audio Portraits. This is a great workshop for the budding podcaster, radio journalist or storyteller.

Cross-Stitch Circle - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
May 02, 2013 - Upper West Side

Drop in to try your skills at one of the oldest forms of embroidery in the world.

Pop-Up Series - New York Chinese Cultural Center
May 02, 2013 - Chinatown

This newly curated dance project was created in honor of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month. Showcasing emerging Asian choreographers and dancers in an innovative space, this performance presents artists of the highest caliber.

Positive Parenting Workshops - Life Center Counseling & Health Services
May 02, 2013 - Huntington

As parents, we want to influence our children in positive ways, pass on values and guide them in ways that will contribute to their happiness and success in life. Everyone knows that actions speak louder than words. Studies show that only 5% of learning comes from instruction, whereas, 95% of what we remember comes from family and social interactions.Children need positive role models and parents who will love them unconditionally. Kids of all ages deserve to be heard, understood, accepted and respected. Parents need and deserve encouragement, tools, guidance and support in today’s busy world. Parenting skills can be learned. Make the commitment to yourself and your whole family to grow and develop together

Yoga for Children - Congregation Sons of Israel
May 02, 2013 - Upper Nyack

Children ages 2-6 are welcome to learn yoga through a playful and integrative approach. Registration is requested.

The Gong Show Live - The Cutting Room
May 02, 2013 - New York

Executive Produced by LESLIE GOLD (The Award-Winning Radiochick) and produced by Emmy-Nominated Peppy Castro and Broadway's Kenn Lubin, THE GONG SHOW LIVE is an even better idea than The Gong Show on TV. It's LIVE. In a theatre. Where most of the 1970s American population wanted to be. Right there and up close with the lunacy.

College Kids Presents: Open Till Midnight and Minor Soul LIVE - Drom
May 02, 2013 - New York

Open Till Midnight is an American pop-rock band formed in our very own New York City. Their self titled album was mixed by Mark Needham (The Killers, O.A.R, Neon Trees, Bloc Party etc.) and produced by Grammy Award winner Marc Swersky. Minor Soul is an acoustic-pop band created by two young brothers, Jack and Max Wagner, aged 20 and 18.They recently worked with ASCAP-winning songwriter Toby Gad in Los Angeles, co-writing and recording two songs.

Thursday Nights At The Museum - Brooklyn Museum
May 02, 2013 - Brooklyn

Norma Marshall Memorial Lecture: Senga Nengudi, a leading performance artist since the 1970s, speaks in the first of a series of annual lectures on topics related to women in the arts, named for a former President of the Museum's Community Committee. Gallery talks on some of Marshall's and Nengudi's favorite works in the Museum's collection precede the lecture from 6 to 6:45, and a reception will follow at 8:30.

First Annual 'Just Jewels' Jewelry Boutique Showcase at The Plaza Hotel - The Plaza Hotel
May 02, 2013 - Upper East Side

Join The Moise Safra Community Center at the first annual 'Just Jewels' Jewelry Boutique Showcase and shop amongst 50 bejeweled booths.

Chris Mann - Highline Ballroom
May 02, 2013 - New York

Chris Mann certainly shined as a finalist on The Voice, but his star has risen even higher since the hit show's second season. In 2012, Mann signed with Faircraft/Republic, a new label formed by renowned producer/music executive Ron Fair (Christina Aguilera, Mary J. Blige). His debut full-length, Roads, introduced a whole new generation to the classical-pop genre and shot straight to No. 1 on Billboard's Heatseekers Chart and Top 5 on Billboard's Classical Chart. Upon its release, he gave numerous high- profile television performances, including playing for President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama as part of TNT's "Christmas In Washington" special, appeared on "The Today Show," the "Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and "NBC's "Christmas in Rockefeller Center Special." Mann also released a holiday EP, Home For Christmas, which was sold exclusively at Walmart and hit No. 1 on the chain's Best-Selling Albums List.

IDEAS CITY conference - The Cooper Union - The Great Hall
Through May 02, 2013 - New York

The Cooper Union hosts the IDEAS CITY Conference on May 1st and 2nd in The Great Hall. The year’s conference focuses on four areas--Ad Hoc Strategies, Waste, Play, and Youth--where Untapped Capital can be found and put to productive use. Joi Ito, Director of MIT Media Lab gives the keynote address on Wednesday evening. The conference concludes on Thursday evening with The City and Untapped Capital: Mayoral Panel. The Ideas Festival runs from May 1st-4th. Partners for the conference include Members of the Executive Committee for IDEAS CITY are the New Museum (founder); The Architectural League of New York; Bowery Poetry Club; Cooper Union; The Drawing Center; New York University Wagner School; and Storefront for Art and Architecture. Wednesday May 1, 7:30 PM - IDEAS CITY CONFERENCE KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY JOI ITO - Joi Ito is a leading technologist, creative entrepreneur, and thinker on innovation and global technology policy. Ito is the Director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab—the innovation center that brought us the technologies behind Amazon’s Kindle and Activision’s Guitar Hero games. He was a part of the foundation of Japan’s first Internet Service Provider and today maintains his role as a leader both in investment and online creativity as the founder of Neoteny Labs. He will examine the Untapped Capital of the internet as it continues to transform society in substantial and positive ways. Thursday May 2 - IDEAS CITY CONFERENCE: YOUTH, PLAY, WASTE, AND AD HOC STRATEGIES - 9:15–10:45 AM, Ad Hoc Strategies - This panel will investigate how the maximum expression of design today is in the processes, open systems, and tools that shape society by enabling self-organization, platforms of collaboration, and decentralized networks of production. 11:15 AM–12:45 PM, Waste - A group of individuals whose experiences combine analysis, public policy, activism, art, and architecture will discuss these and other issues as they consider the future of waste. 2:30–4 PM, Play - The city itself has long been conceptualized as a "playground," and play is an inescapable part of our current cities, which are a hybrid of physical and electronic spaces. How can play and gaming assist us in reimagining and cocreating urban environments, foster deeper engagement, propel education, and provide solutions to urban problems? 5–6:30 PM, Youth - Youth is a vast global neighborhood replete with its own government, social networks, and modes of learning. Mentors and innovators discuss Youth as Untapped Capital focusing on the incredible capacity of today’s youth as innovators for change. 7:30 PM, The City and Untapped Capital: Mayoral Panel - For some cities, Untapped Capital might be neighborhoods; for others, the arts. Governmental efficiency and green power offer reserves of Untapped Capital, while “downtown” revitalization and transit expansion may have proven less stable resources. How does a city’s history become Untapped Capital and how deeply is a city’s identity tied to its resilience? The mayors will cite specific examples of their utilization of Untapped Capital from their tenures while also considering the context of their cities within a larger national and international framework.

DJ ?uestlove Presents Bowl Train - Brooklyn Bowl
May 02, 2013 - Brooklyn

American music legend ?uestlove is continuing his Thursday night residency at Brooklyn Bowl, accompanied by throwback Soul Train videos! His vinyl collection contains more than 50,000 records giving him the ability to tear up the dance floor with the most eclectic sets of hip-hop, house, 80's, rare grooves and a mix of everything in between.

CEG Presents Peter Wise, Noble Hunter, Ch!nch!lla, Albert and the Solid Gold - Sullivan Hall
May 02, 2013 - New York

Four NYU-based acts, Peter Wise, Noble Hunter, Ch!nch!lla, and Albert and the Solid Goold, play Sullivan Hall this Thursday. With genres spanning jazz, indie folk, electronica, and blues, the showcase features beats for all eardrums. For more information on the musicians, and to purchase tickets, visit and click on Calendar/Tix.

Live Jazz Thursday Afterwork - Hotel on Rivington
May 02, 2013 - New York

This Thursday from 6pm to 11pm, join me for a special night of live Jazz, Open Bar, and drink specials at the Rivington Hotel. Bring a date, bring a friend, or just roll by afterwork with co-workers. However you wish to do it just make sure you don't miss this amazing night of smooth jazz and soulful beats. The Show: Oh La La! is the perfect band to enjoy a soothing evening with friends. Embrace a nice of retro jazz, soft acoustic jazz, chanson française, 30's and 40's swing, bossa-nova and a sultry soundtrack of classic Soul and Blues from the 50's and 60's. Comprised of some of the top jazz and world musicians in the New York and New-England area, Oh La La! Sets itself apart from other bands in its stylistic versatility and ability to adapt to specific musical tastes. Get a preview of Oh La La La! at: Drinks: Vodka Open bar from 6pm-7pm Rest of the night, Cocktails $9, All Beers $6 Food: For this special event, Executive Chef James London will be offering a sharable tapas menu featuring locally sourced modern Japanese-American dishes. Unique plates such as Ginger Fried chicken, Dirty South Dumplings, Yellowtail Tacos and other raw delicacies. For more about Chef James London and preview of full menu click here: Pictures from Last Week: LIVE Jazz Night at Rivington Hotel - April 25th, 2013

Cinco de Mayo Party to Benefit Chihuahua's & Friends - Doggy-Do & Playtime Too!
May 02, 2013 - New York

Doggie-Do & Playtime Too is having a Cinco De Mayo Party to benefit K9 Kastle on May 2, 2013. Bring your pups out to celebrate Cinco De Mayo! Join Doggie-Do and K9 Kastle Thursday, May 2nd for delicious margaritas, refreshments, and more. Limbo contest for both pups and parents. Enter the raffle to win great prizes from Doggie-Do and Playtime Too! Raffle ticket sales to benefit the mission of K9 Kastle.

Thursdays Afterwork at Empire Hotel Rooftop - The Empire Hotel Rooftop
May 02, 2013 - New York

Drink Specials: Drink Specials from 5 to 8pm; $5 Domestic Beers, $8 Well Drinks. Pricing: Everyone free on Eric Virgil's guestlist. Special Packages for Birthdays. Corporate parties are welcomed. Guestlist: Say you are on Eric Virgil's guestlist. To rsvp by texting Eric Virgil at 917-664-2686, email or go Dj: Various Live Djs spinning Top 40, House, Hip Hop, Latin Dresscode: Guys must wear shoes and button down shirts. Females do not wear flats. Age: 21 and over with proper id. Time: Doors Open at 5pm Food: Kitchen open until midnight For more information about Empire Hotel, please contact Eric Virgil at 917-664-2686, email or go to Description: Reminiscent of a luxe penthouse, Empire is a chic rooftop oasis 12 stories above Manhattans classy Upper Westside. This skytop jewel exudes class and sophistication. So, if you are looking for an upscale atmosphere...look no further! Empire Rooftop has it all for you. In the Penthouse Lounge, party goers will find comfy seating, a bar, and window-lined walls. Just off this area is the East Terrace, which offers a private bar, seating and cabanas. There is also the Rooftop Terrace, covered with a stunning glass convertible roof. What better way to spend a night than sipping on cocktails, listening to good music, and surrounded by great company!

The Stanley Cup - NHL Powered by Reebok
May 02, 2013 - New York

The puck has been dropped on the NHL Playoffs, and the Stanley Cup will be making an appearance at NYC's NHL Store Powered By Reebok. Get up close to La Coupe Stanley, take pictures and more.

17th Annual Hofstra Gala Honoring Dr. Lawrence Herbert ‘51 - Hofstra University
May 02, 2013 - Hempstead

Dr. Lawrence Herbert is the former chairman and chief executive officer of Pantone®, Inc., the world’s premier color standards company and color authority. Dr. Herbert joined Pantone in 1956 as a color matcher, and bought the company in 1962. In 1963 he invented the world-renowned Pantone® Matching System®. Dr. Lawrence Herbert earned a Bachelor of Arts in biology and chemistry from Hofstra University in 1951. He has been honored by the University with the Alumni Achievement Award, Distinguished Service Award and Alumnus of the Year Award. He is a former member of the Board of Trustees and served as vice chairman from 1982 to 1986. Dr. Herbert received an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Hofstra in 1989, and the University established the Lawrence Herbert Distinguished Professorship Chair in his honor.

Ultimate Fitness for Kids with Special Needs - 14th Street Y
Through May 03, 2013 - East Village

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

Linnaeus Tripe: Views of Burma - Hans P. Kraus Jr. Fine Photographs
Through May 03, 2013 - New York

Featuring more than 20 salt prints from waxed paper negatives made in 1855. This will be the first time the photographs have been on view in the United States. Highlights in the exhibition include memorable images of pagodas and temples, landscapes, and monumental sculptures of Buddhas and dragons.

Reefs Illuminated - American Museum of Natural History
Through May 03, 2013 - New York

In this new film directed by Brennan Vance John Sparks, curator in the Museum's Department of Ichthyology, and David Gruber, Museum research associate and an assistant professor at The City University of New York, take a journey to the remote South Pacific coral reefs of the Solomon Islands to explore newly discovered biofluorescent species of fishes and stingrays, along with biofluorescent corals, crinoids, anemones, and other glowing invertebrates. The film will screen in the Geodome theater in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life.

Works from MoCCA and SI Permanent Collection - Society of Illustrators
Through May 04, 2013 - New York

Featuring works from the collections of the Society of Illustrators and the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art.

Kenny Scharf - Paul Kasmin Gallery
Through May 04, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of works by the Brooklyn-based American painter (b. 1958).

Peter Maier - New Paintings - Bernarducci Meisel Gallery
Through May 04, 2013 - New York

The Legend of Apsara Mera - Brooklyn Academy of Music
Through May 04, 2013 - Brooklyn

For a thousand years, the Royal Ballet of Cambodia danced only for the gods. Resurrected spectacularly in the wake of the Khmer Rouge into a closely guarded yet flourishing modern form, the Royal Ballet comes to BAM with the breathtaking Legend of Apsara Mera, featured as a centerpiece of the citywide Season of Cambodia festival.

Yael Bartana - ANd Europe Will Be Stunned - Petzel Gallery
Through May 04, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of work from the Israeli video artist.

Zach Harris - Zach Feuer Gallery
Through May 04, 2013 - New York

Shelly Malkin - Mind Journeys - James Graham & Sons
Through May 04, 2013 - New York

Matti Bonetti - Paul Kasmin Gallery
Through May 04, 2013 - New York

Stacy Sullivan - Cafe Carlyle
Through May 04, 2013 - New York

The late night, downtown vibe comes to the Upper East Side with Cafe Carlyle's new "Second Act, A Late Night Series of Fun and Entertainment." Cabaret favorite Stacy Sullivan performs her new show "It's a Good Day/A Tribute to Miss Peggy Lee."

Richard III: Born With Teeth - The Pershing Square Signature Center
Through May 04, 2013 - New York

In RICHARD III: Born With Teeth, Epic Theatre Ensemble wraps Shakespeare’s words in a contemporary setting where you’ll enter the world along side and through the eyes of Shakespeare’s most charming, funny and seductively evil actors: Richard III, himself. The performance schedule is: Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30pm and Saturdays at 8:00 pm. This production runs through Saturday, May 4th at 8PM. Epic Theatre Ensemble’s tickets are $25 for this production. There will also be $10 Student Rush tickets at the box office. Advance tickets are available through Ticket Central by calling (212) 279-4200 or visiting For more information, visit

Barbara Cook - 54 Below
Through May 04, 2013 - New York

One of the all time great voices comes to our stage for two very special weeks this April and May, debuting a brand new evening of music! Her pure soprano, haunting tone, and warm onstage presence make any evening with Barbara Cook an unforgettable nightlife experience. Not only are Ms. Cook's concert and cabaret performances the stuff of New York legend, but her life in the theatre has stretched from the creation of the leading female roles in the Broadway classics Candide, The Music Man, and She Loves Me, to her recent appearance in Sondheim on Sondheim, and a whole lot in between! Among a heavy mantle of awards, Ms. Cook has been honored with the Tony, Grammy, Drama Desk, and Drama Critics Circle Awards, has been inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame, and was recently presented with the Kennedy Center Honor.

Eli Ping - Susan Inglett Gallery
Through May 04, 2013 - New York

Eli Ping's fourth solo exhibition with the gallery.

Paul Williams - Cafe Carlyle
Through May 04, 2013 - New York

Award-winning lyricist and composer Paul Williams presents his newest program, "The Lovers, The Dreamers, And Me."

Aries Spears - Gotham Comedy Club
Through May 04, 2013 - New York

From being a regular on Fox's Mad TV, starring in feature films, appearing on a number of national talk shows, and continually touring the country with his stand-up, Aries's talents are becoming recognized and appreciated throughout the entertainment industry. As a principal cast member on Fox's hit sketch comedy show Mad TV, Aries brought a fresh, hip style to the already-edgy program from the third through the tenth season. He is presently developing a feature project based on an original character that he created on Mad TV, as well as a thriller about a young black man immersed in hip-hop culture. Additionally, Aries has made appearances on many talk shows including: Loveline, Vibe, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Soul Train, and Late Friday. He has also lent his voice to an animated character on C-Bear and Jamal and had a recurring stint on Fox's The Best Damn Sports Show Period, where he created some of the show's funniest characters during his short time there.

Stephen Petronio Company - Joyce Theater
Through May 05, 2013 - New York

Stephen Petronio Company presents the world premiere of LIKE LAZARUS DID, an evening-length work inspired by the mythology of resurrection. Petronio and his powerhouse dancers explore notions of transformation and rebirth with their trademark "visceral thrill... unlike anything offered by other contemporary choreographers" (The New York Times). Collaborators include composer Son Lux, performing live with members of yMusic; The Young People's Chorus of New York City (Francisco Nunez, Director); visual artist Janine Antoni; and lighting designer Ken Tabachnick.

Treasures from the Vault - Morgan Library & Museum
Through May 05, 2013 - New York

From Mozart to Machiavelli, there is always something fascinating to explore in the Morgan's historic McKim building. From January 15 to May 5, thirty works from the Morgan's exceptional collections of medieval manuscripts, printed books and bindings, private letters and correspondence, and original music will be on view. Highlights include such treasures as a letter from J. R. R. Tolkien containing his commentary on the creation and critical reception of The Hobbit; a magnificent twelfth-century illuminated manuscript depicting the life, passion, and miracles of St. Edmund; Percy Bysshe Shelley's On Life manuscript; and Beethoven's Tenth Violin Sonata in G Major. The Morgan's important holdings of Americana are represented by a letter from Alexander Hamilton to Martha Washington upon the death of her husband, and a volume of Edward Curtis's monumental The North American Indian, a photographic project funded in part by Pierpont Morgan.

Seismic Shifts: 10 Visionaries in Contemporary Art and Architecture - National Academy of Design Museum and School of Fine Arts
Through May 05, 2013 - New York

Featuring works by Nick Cave, Bill Viola, Thornton Dial, Tom Friedman, Vik Muniz, Kate Orff, Betye Saar, and others, highlighting some of the most important artists of today, known for challenging conventions.

The 2013 Annual - National Academy of Design Museum and School of Fine Arts
Through May 05, 2013 - New York

A tradition at the Academy since its founding in 1826, the exhibition includes work by recently elected Academy members and highlights their important contribution to American culture.

The Dream Continues: Photographs of Martin Luther King Murals by Vergara - New-York Historical Society
Through May 05, 2013 - New York

Since the 1970s Camilo Vergara has been traveling across the United States photographing and thus documenting hand-painted murals of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as they appeared on the walls of establishments such as car repair shops, barbershops, and fast food restaurants in city streets and alley ways. The folk art portraits have expressed how the inner-city residents saw the slain civil rights leader--at times a statesman, a hero, a visionary, or a martyr. Vergara also discovered that these images were often based on iconic photographs of Dr. King but that, depending upon the neighborhood where they were created, the portraits could take on the likeness of Latinos, Native Americans, or Asians.

Roman Vishniac Rediscovered - International Center of Photography
Through May 05, 2013 - New York

Roman Vishniac Rediscovered brings together four decades of work by an extraordinarily versatile and innovative photographer for the first time. Vishniac (1897-1990) created the most widely recognized and reproduced photographic record of Jewish life in Eastern Europe between the two World Wars. These celebrated photographs were taken on assignment for the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, the world's largest Jewish relief organization, from 1935–38, yet this exhibition follows the photographer's long and accomplished career from the early 1920s through the 1950s.This exhibition introduces recently discovered and radically diverse new bodies of work by Vishniac, and repositions his iconic photographs of Eastern Europe within the broader tradition of 1930s commissioned social documentary photography. The exhibition is organized by ICP Adjunct Curator Maya Benton.

We Went Back: Photographs from Europe 1933-1956 by Chim - International Center of Photography
Through May 05, 2013 - New York

This retrospective exhibition traces the development of Chim's career as an intellectually engaged photojournalist, placing his life and work in the broader context of 1930s-50s photography and European politics. Born Dawid Szymin in Warsaw, Chim (who after WWII published under the name David Seymour) began his career in 1933 photographing for leftist magazines in Paris. In 1936, along with his friends Robert Capa and Gerda Taro, Chim traveled to Spain to photograph the civil war in support of the Republican side, publishing regularly in all the major European and American picture magazines. Chim was an astute observer of 20th-century European political affairs, workers' rights, and culture, from the beginnings of the antifascist struggle to the rebuilding of countries ravaged by World War II. The exhibition will showcase over 120 mainly vintage black-and white and color prints, publications in which his work originally appeared, contact sheets, and personal material. The exhibition is organized by ICP Curator Cynthia Young.

The Quiet Volume & Cue China (Elsewhere, Offshore) - NYU's Bobst Library & The Schomburg Center
Through May 05, 2013 - New York

UK-based artist Ant Hampton in collaboration with Tim Etchells explore a new type of automatic, self-generating performance (Autoteatro) in two New York premieres co-presented by Performance Space 122 and the PEN World Voices Festival: The Quiet Volume - Ant Hampton and Tim Etchells - April 29 - May 5 - NYU Bobst Library | 70 Washington Square S | NYC - Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture | 515 Malcolm X Boulevard | NYC - Reservations recommended - visit - Co-presented by Performance Space 122 and PEN World Voices Festival - The Quiet Volume, a collaboration between Ant Hampton and Tim Etchells, exposes the strange magic at the heart of the reading experience. A self-generated and ‘automatic’ performance, Autoteatro, for two at a time experienced in the reading room of a library, audience members sit side-by-side taking cues from words both written and whispered – via an iPod and headphones – and find themselves burrowing an unlikely path through a pile of books. Available in English and Spanish. New York premiere supported by the British Council. Duration: 55 minutes – 1 hour Cue China (Elsewhere, Offshore) - Ant Hampton - May 1 – 5 - NYU Bobst Library | 70 Washington Square S | NYC - Reservations recommended - visit - Co-presented by Performance Space 122 and PEN World Voices Festival - An Autoteatro experience for two, Cue China (Elsewhere, Offshore) asks the pair to face each other through a glass teleprompter, which reveals a video conversation between creator Ant Hampton and a recently injured factory worker from China. This real footage is nestled within a curious fiction: over time the audience’s identities begin to literally merge with someone too often perceived as voiceless, ‘faceless’ and conveniently distant. Duration: 35 minutes Single Tickets $10 | purchase online - For an audience of two; tickets can be purchased individually or in pairs - Please arrive 10 minutes before your ticketed time - Facebook: twitter: @PS122

New York Children's Theater Festival - Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater
Through May 05, 2013 - New York

Three original productions will be showcased (visit website for times and tickets): The Tale of Jamie Freel: a Faerie Story; Cheater, Cheater, Pumpkin Eater!; and Molly Bloom Lately.

Rosemarie Padovano - That Fell on Deaf Ears - Momenta Art
Through May 05, 2013 - Brooklyn

The first solo exhibition of Rosemarie Padovano includes two videos, Paloma and Please Touch, and a concurrent screening of her new video Chroma.

Natural Beauty by James Houston Exhibit - MILK Studios
Through May 05, 2013 - New York

New York-based photographer James Houston unveils NATURAL BEAUTY, a stunning series and book featuring some of the world’s most prominent celebrities and top models. Proceeds from book sales and supporting initiatives will benefit Global Green USA.

Pen World Voices Festival - Various locations
Through May 05, 2013 -

At the ninth annual PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature, noted authors from around the world gather at venues across the City for this weeklong event, sharing their work, ideas and inspiration with each other and the general public. Opening night reading at The Great Hall, Cooper Union, 7 East 7th Street., $25. Guests include A. Igoni Barrett, Najwan Darwish, Jamaica Kincaid, David Frakt, Darrel Vandeveld, Joy Harjo, Ursula Krechel, Earl Lovelace, Pierre Michon, Vaddey Ratner.

Alwan Film Festival 2013 - Alwan for the Arts
Through May 05, 2013 - New York

Featuring a retrospective for Syrian director Nabil Maleh [in attendance] and feature films, documentaries, shorts and experimental films from all over the Arab world.

Ann Hampton Callaway and Her Quintet - From Sassy to Divine: A Celebration of Sarah Vaughan - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
Through May 05, 2013 - New York

Ann Hampton Callaway returns to Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola to pay tribute to NEA Jazz Master and Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner Sarah Vaughan, the singer to whom Callaway is most often compared.

Projects 99: Meiro Koizumi - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through May 06, 2013 - New York

Working in video and performance, Meiro Koizumi (Japanese, b. 1976) has built a compelling body of work that deals with power dynamics on scales from the familial to the national, and examines questions of political and psychological control. Implicating himself, his performers, and the viewer through choreographed emotional manipulations, Koizumi creates works that straddle the uncomfortable and indefinable line between cruelty and comedy. His first solo museum presentation in the United States, Projects 99 includes a selection of earlier projects, as well as Defect in Vision (2011), Meiro's most ambitious and accomplished project to date. Probing the idea of blindness -- both philosophical and physical -- the piece is projected on two sides of a single screen, preventing the viewer from taking in both views at once. The action follows two performers who repeatedly enact a domestic scene set during World War II. While staged in the historical past, the scene's portent of impending catastrophe has taken on a new relevance following the Fukushima nuclear disaster, in a work that is incisive, thought-provoking, and visually lush.

Charting Fluxus: George Maciunas's Ambitious Art History - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through May 06, 2013 - New York

Fluxus was an international network of artists active in the 1960s and 1970s. Through the tireless efforts of its founder George Maciunas, Fluxus presented festivals and concerts and distributed artists' multiples, which Maciunas fabricated in his Soho loft. Collective, performative, anti-institutional, and irreverent, Fluxus sought to bridge the gaps between different artistic mediums and between art and life.

Gutai: Splendid Playground - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through May 08, 2013 - New York

As part of the Guggenheim's Asian Art Program, the museum presents North America's first museum exhibition devoted to Gutai, the most influential artists' collective and artistic movement in postwar Japan and one of the most important international avant-garde movements of the 1950s and 1960s. Organized thematically and chronologically to explore Gutai's inventive approach to materials, process, and performativity, the exhibition explores the group's radical experimentation across a range of media and styles and demonstrates how individual artists pushed the limits of what art could be in a postatomic age. The spectrum of works includes painting, experimental performance and film, indoor and outdoor installation art, sound art, interactive or "playful" art, light art, and Kinetic art. The exhibition comprises some 120 objects by 25 artists on loan from museum and private collections in Japan, the United States, and Europe, and offers new scholarship, especially on so-called late Gutai works that date from 1965 to 1972. Gutai: Splendid Playground is organized by Ming Tiampo, Associate Professor of Art History, Carleton University, Ottawa, and Alexandra Munroe, Samsung Senior Curator of Asian Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. This exhibition is supported in part by The Japan Foundation and the Dedalus Foundation, Inc. The Leadership Committee for Gutai: Splendid Playground is gratefully acknowledged for its support.

Enchanting April Exhibitions at Agora - Agora Gallery
Through May 09, 2013 - New York

This April, two inspiring exhibitions are coming to Agora Gallery, Interpretive Realms combines a thrilling sense of kinetic excitement with the detached ability to reflect and describe. The result is work that has one foot in the everyday world and the other in that of the imagination, elevating both to a new and interesting level. In Altered States of Reality: An Exhibition of Analog and Digital Photography, fine art photographers employ a variety of techniques and styles but each one manages to capture something intriguing and thought-provoking in their memorable images. The exhibitions open on April 19, 2013 and continue until May 9, 2013. The opening reception will take place on the eveni