By Directories Editor

Today's Family & Kids Activities in Bronx-May 7

May 7, 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!.

Preschool Play - Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Park
May 07, 2013 - Battery Park City

Play is more than fun and exciting; it's the cornerstone of early childhood development. Join these free, drop-in programs on weekday mornings. Meet other toddlers, parents, and caregivers for interactive play on a grassy lawn. Sing and hear stories, too. Carefully selected toys, books, supplies and play equipment provided.

CHADD of Putnam and Vicinity, NY-376 - Four Winds Hospital Conference Center
May 07, 2013 - Katonah

CHADD (Children and Adults With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) is a national non-profit, parent-based organization that offers support and information on AD/HD. A support session for parents of children with AD/HD, held before PMCHADD's (Children and Adults With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) general monthly meeting. Exchange information and experiences and share feelings in a supportive and confidential environment facilitated by Debora Saunders, LCSW, Psychotherapist and Medical Social Worker. This month's topic: "Understanding Girls and Women with AD/HD." Speaker: Ellen Littman, PhD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Co-Author of numerous books and articles on AD/HD.

La Leche - JCC Rockland
May 07, 2013 - West Nyack

Instructor Elly Egenberg, an accredited lactation counselor and La Leche League Leader, leads this informative session for new moms. Topics at this monthly program include the benefits, new beginnings, overcoming obstacles, and weaing. Afterward, stay for Story Time at the J.

Story Time at the J - JCC Rockland
May 07, 2013 - West Nyack

New parents with children up to 24 months are invited to this monthly get-together. Participants can mingle with other parents, listen with their babies to child-friendly books, and share parenting stories. Healthy snacks will be served.

Free Play at the J - JCC Rockland
May 07, 2013 - West Nyack

Meet other parents while your child, up to 24 months, has fun in the JCC's the Kantrowiz Kids Gym or Lewis Family Playground (weather permitting). This weekly playgroup is hosted by Hillary Glass and is held every Tuesday through May 28.

PreSchool Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
May 07, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-5 can come in for stories, songs, puppets, and more. Registration is required. Tuesdays through May 14.

PreSchool Stroytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
May 07, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-5 can come in for stories, songs, puppets, and more. Pre-registration is required. Tuesdays through May 14.

Tales & Tunes - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
May 07, 2013 - Garnerville

Walkers up to 36 months and their parent, grandparent, or caregiver can come in for stories, fingerplays, songs, and bubbles. Registration for this popular program is required. Tuesdays through May 14.

Pop-Up Concert - Picker Pops Up - Miller Theatre
May 07, 2013 - New York

Tobias Picker Ensemble (Keir GoGwilt, violin; Nathaniel LaNassa, piano; Margaret Dyer, viola; Michael Unterman, cello; and Tony Flynt, bass) returns to Miller, after being featured on the Composer Portraits series last year, with this selection of intimate chamber works, performed by the same artists who will soon record them for a new album -- his first chamber music record in 30 years.

American Music Festival - All Rodgers - New York City Ballet
May 07, 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.

Story Time Book Club - Pottery Barn Kids
May 07, 2013 - White Plains

Kids are invited to join the Story Time Club which meets every Tuesday. First-time members receive an official Book Club Passport at their first Story Time, and a special gift after five visits.

Literary Littles - Wilton Library
May 07, 2013 - Wilton

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

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes - Wilton Library
May 07, 2013 - Wilton

Children and their caregivers sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. No registration necessary.

Look, Listen and Learn - Wilton Library
May 07, 2013 - Wilton

Children aged 3-4 gain pre-reading skills and learn how to participate in a group setting with stories, singing songs and acting out finger plays and rhymes. No registration required.

Spring for Music: Albany Symphony - Carnegie Hall
May 07, 2013 - New York

Music Director David Alan Miller leads the Albany Symphony in John Harbison's The Great Gatsby Suite, Gershwin's Second Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra featuring pianist Kevin Cole, and the New York premiere of the original version of Morton Gould's 1947 work Symphony No. 3.

2013 Choreographers Showcase - Symphony Space
May 07, 2013 - New York

The Annual Choreographers Showcase is hosted by The Post Concert Dance Company, resident dance company of LIU-Post. This is an evening of fresh and daring new works by emerging NYC based choreographers. Enjoy an energetic evening of diverse and powerful works to stimilate your mind, dazzle your eyes and thrill your soul.

On My Own - Rockville Center Library
May 07, 2013 - Rockville Centre

Children learn independence while having fun and sharing social skills.

Books Before Bedtime - Rockville Center Library
May 07, 2013 - Rockville Centre

3-5-year-olds will engage in reading exciting books before bedtime.

In Conversation at The Carlyle: Anna Quindlen - Cafe Carlyle
May 07, 2013 - New York

Hosted in conjunction with Random House Publishing, the literary series consists of three separate events where guests enjoy a three course luncheon in the upscale New York City hotel, a glass of wine, a copy of the author's new book, followed by a literary discussion in The Cafe Carlyle with the author.

Nightsongs - An Evening with Janis Siegel from Manhattan Transfer - 54 Below
May 07, 2013 - New York

Featuring songs from Janis Siegel's brand new, soon-to-be released Palmetto CD, a delicious, nocturnal blend of jazz, Cuban and Brazilian grooves guaranteed to put you in the mood. Featuring a band of some of New York's most extraordinary and versatile musicians led by pianist John DiMartino, this ten-time Grammy-winning vocalist will premiere new songs as well as old favorites, and as always, some fresh surprises.

Archery - Willowbrook Park Archery Range
May 07, 2013 - Staten Island

Kids, 8 and older, and grownups learn archery with a trained instructor. A mandatory safety review is part of the session.

Backstage - 54 Below
May 07, 2013 - New York

Each week, Broadway cast members and audiences alike gather to mix and mingle at 54 Below, Broadway's most intimate haunt, located in the heart of the theatre district. Musical Director Brad Simmons keeps the house jumping from the piano, while host Susie Mosher (the love child of Joanne Worley & Paul Lynde) guides the crowd through an evening of music, mayhem and full throttle belting. Special guests from hit Broadway shows drop in to perform.

Ronnie Spector - City Winery
Through May 07, 2013 - New York

George Lopez - 92nd Street Y
May 07, 2013 - New York

He has starred in numerous films and been honored for his humanitarian work. Join Lopez for a frank, funny and surprising conversation on his trailblazing career. After the program Lopez will sign copies of his new book I'm Not Gonna Lie: And Other Lies You Tell When You Turn 50.

Drop-In Craft - Haverstraw Public Library; Village Branch
May 07, 2013 - Haverstraw

Children can stop by the library to make a craft to take home.

Book Club - Pottery Barn Kids
May 07, 2013 - Garden City

Encourage your little one's love of reading by joining our weekly story time. Receive a Book Club Passport at your first story time and a special gift after attending five.

Family Yoga - Family Fitness Unlimited
May 07, 2013 - West Hempstead

This class provides continuous movement and breathing exercises building core, strength and flexibility.

Dance for Disabled Residents of Westchester County - Westchester County Center
May 07, 2013 - White Plains

Dancing and fun for disabled residents of Westchester County, ages 16 and older. Pre-registration required. Transportation can be arranged through Northeast Westchester Special Recreation for $10. For information and to reserve a spot, call 914-347-4409.

Toddler Time/Sing Along with Ms. Cindy - Brooklyn Public Library, Windsor Terrace branch
May 07, 2013 - Windsor Terrace

Kids enjoy stories, socializing, and singing with Ms. Cindy.

Spring Cupcake Wars - Hendrick Hudson Free Library
May 07, 2013 - Montrose

Since spring is coming, let's make a great cupcake to celebrate! Cupcakes, frosting, and toppings will be provided - just bring your spring vision! For children in grades 4-6. Registration by phone required.

Tween Craft - Duct Tape Creations - White Plains Public Library
May 07, 2013 - White Plains

Duct tape, hair accessory findings, Velcro tabs, and tools are supplied by the library. Participants choose from three different crafts: a bi-fold wallet, a barette with a flower, or a decal. There will be a raffle at the end of the event. The winner gets a free book! For middle school students in grades 6-8. Registration on the library's website calendar is not required but greatly appreciated. Snacks will be served.

Read and Play - Brooklyn Public Library, Sunset Park branch
May 07, 2013 - Sunset Park

Children, age birth to 5 years, and with and without disabilities, share stories, rhymes, and play. Part of the Child's Place for Children for Special Needs.

Origami Math Games with Karen Wellington - Bellerose Library
May 07, 2013 - Bellerose

Paper folding meets game playing! Origami not only helps clarify math concepts and impresses teachers, but is lots of fun and creative, too. Kids will complete a different game to take home. Space is limited and available first come, first served.

Magical Quilters - East Elmhurst Library
May 07, 2013 - East Elmhurst

Create an art piece highlighting a character(s) or paragraph from a favorite book. Registration required.

Sandy Memory Collage - Arverne Library
May 07, 2013 - Arverne

Participants will make picture-and-word collages based on their experiences and memories of Hurricane Sandy to help them express their feelings and celebrate hope and renewal.

Mother's Day Arts and Crafts - Hillcrest Library
May 07, 2013 - Flushing

Show Mom how much she means to the family. Make a special gift for her, and create a pop-up card, too.

Girl Scout Cookies Pop-Up - Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
May 07, 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. ,

Little Boots - Music Hall of Williamsburg
May 07, 2013 - Brooklyn

Flashback to 2009: one of the year's most fevered pop breakthroughs emerges from the depths of clubland with a crossover dance-pop track called 'Stuck on Repeat', an infectious club hit produced by Hot Chip's Joe Goddard, shortly followed by the chart-topping debut album, 'Hands'. But the first real commercial head-turn moment from Boots' second LP (due for release in Spring 2013) is the buzzing groovy disco-pop team-up with NYC heavy-hitters The Knocks, 'Heaphones'. An inspired loopy, sample-laden crossover smash-in-the-making, 'Headphones' is a sure sign that Boots has her sights set on big things this year, and with remixes from God-like house and garage producer Todd Edwards, French dance royalty Dimitri from Paris, The Knocks themselves and pop-chanteuse Ronika, dance-pop domination looks set in stone for Little Boots

James Blake - Terminal 5
May 07, 2013 -

Soulful Brit singer/electronic producer James Blake performs music from his new release, Overgrown.

Selecting Books for Tween Readers - Fairfield Public Library
May 07, 2013 - Fairfield

Drop in to the Teen Room to learn about great titles that are out there for your tween. Get personalized book suggestions tailored to your child's needs and interests.

Board Games - Brooklyn Public Library, Flatlands branch
May 07, 2013 - Marine Park

Kids and tweens exercise their minds and have fun at the same time by playing board games.

Story TIme & Mommy Time - Parents R Talking
May 07, 2013 - Mineola

This interactive program encourages responsible and interactive listening and thinking skills. It is also a time for adults to socialize. In the span of 45 mins, up to 2 stories will be (actively) read with props, to encourage appropriate interaction by the children. After the stories adult and child will have a chance to play and interact. Moms are encouraged to bring along snacks for their children and themselves. Registration required.

Ready, Sit, Read! - Finkelstein Memorial Library
May 07, 2013 - Spring Valley

The library hosts a special story time for emerging readers.

LEARN TO DRAW with ART TEACHER AMY - Children 9-12 - St. Luke's Lutheran Church
May 07, 2013 - Bayshore

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.

Mostly Barbershop - The A Capella Show - Dix Hills Performing Arts Center
May 07, 2013 - Dix Hills

This performance features glorious A Capella ensembles whose repertoire varies from Barbershop to contemporary Pop music. The program includes performances by the Five Towns College Men's A Capella Chorus, the Five Towns College Women's A Capella Chorus and the Long Island Sound Chorus.

What Were You Thinking? Why Teens Take Risks - R.C. Murphy Junior High School
May 07, 2013 - Stony Brook

While many choices teens make are baffling to parents and other adults, there is a rational explanation why teens take risks. Learn how the brain develops and works during adolescence and ways to help teens reduce or avoid risks. The workshop takes place in the library across from the main entrance. Park in the front circle.

Attacca Quartet in Recital - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
May 07, 2013 - New York

Juilliard's 2012-13 Graduate String Quartet-in-Residence performs the annual Lisa Arnhold Memorial Concert. Formed at Juilliard, this quartet of extraordinary string players has been playing together since their undergraduate years. This concert marks the 20th annual Lisa Arnhold Memorial Recital as a presentation by Juilliard of its graduate quartet-in-residence, the members of which serve as teaching assistants to the celebrated Juilliard String Quartet. FREE tickets available 4/23.

Children's Soccer - Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
May 07, 2013 - Battery Park City

Kids have fun passing, shooting, and dribbling. Parks programming leaders facilitate the lessons and everyone is guaranteed playing time. Close-toed shoes required. Kids 3-4 play 2:30-3:15pm; kids 5-7 play 3:30-4:15pm; kids 8-11 play 4:30-5:30pm.

Asian Cultural Council's 50th Anniversary Launch Celebration - New York Live Arts
May 07, 2013 - New York

A benefit for the Asian Cultural Council. Featuring the acclaimed choreography of ACC grantees Sheu Fang-Yi, Huang Yi, Chou Shu-Yi, and Cheng Tsung-Lung. With cocktails, performance, and an after-party with the artists. Festive attire.

UG! COMEDY SHOW!! - No Fun Bar
May 07, 2013 - NYC

UG! COMEDY SHOW!! Tuesday May 7th, 2013 ed. Todd Montesi and Pat Rigby present awesome comics in front of a cool supportive crowd in the epicenter of hip NYC the East Village. Featuring both established comic veterans you've seen on TV to the up and comers, UG guarantees a swell time all for FREE! We've also got tons of drink specials (Half priced drinks till 9pm)! So what are you waiting for? Come down and UG! it with us!!! UG! COMEDY SHOW!! 4.0 (Now @ No Fun Bar) Presented by Todd Montesi and Pat Rigby TUESDAYS @ No Fun Bar: 161 Ludlow St. (bet. Houston & Stanton st.) Showtime: 8:00PM No Cover, One Drink Min. (Half priced drinls till 9pm) For info/reservations: 212-477-1616 Via subway: F train to 2nd ave. This week's guests (Tuesday May 7th, 2013 lineup): Award Winning Louie CK Impersonator J-L Cauvin! Boston Strong Jessie Richardson! Long Island�s Own Mo Diggs! He�s Also Swarthy Fariaz Rabbani! Old Skool Burt Paseos! Puppet Mistress April Brucker! John Cena�s Worst Nightmare Benel Germosen! Et al.! Hosted by Pat Rigby! Featuring Todd Montesi!! DJ�d by The Ms.#WhiteGurlProblemz Liz Lord! UG IT. -

Coco Montoya - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
May 07, 2013 - New York

Over the course of his almost 40-year career, guitarist and vocalist Coco Montoya's explosive guitar playing and soul-driven voice have propelled him to the upper reaches of the blues-rock world. From his early days as a drummer to his current status as one of the top-drawing guitarists and vocalists on the blues-rock scene, Montoya has forged his reputation through years of hard work and constant touring. And it all started with a chance meeting in the mid-1970s with legendary bluesman Albert Collins, who offered Montoya a gig as his drummer. Collins took an immediate liking to Montoya, becoming his mentor and teaching his new protege secrets of the Collins "icy hot" style of blues guitar. Five years later, John Mayall happened to catch Montoya at a jam session and was blown away. As a result, Montoya spent 10 years touring the world with the legendary Bluesbreakers. After three records with Mayall as a member of the Bluesbreakers, Montoya decided in 1993 it was time to take the lessons from his two musical fathers and begin to sculpt a solo career. In the early '90s he signed to Blind Pig Records and released three critically acclaimed discs, Gotta Mind To Travel (1995), Ya Think I'd Know Better (1996), and Just Let Go (1997). In the middle of his Blind Pig days, he also received national recognition when he was named the Blues Foundation's Best New Blue Artist at the 1996 Blues Music Awards. In 2000, he took his music up a notch and signed with Alligator Records, the country's top blues label. In his seven years with Alligator, Montoya released three more outstanding records: Suspicion (2000), Can't Look Back (2002), and Dirty Deal (2007). Today, in 2013, Montoya has found a new home in the old world. Europe's premier blues label, Ruf Records, signed the guitar giant in the late '00s and is poised to bring his sound to a worldwide audience. As Billboard put it, "In a world of blues guitar pretenders, Coco Montoya is the real McCoy. Be prepared to get scorched." Opening: Alexis P. Suter Band.

Parent and Me Class - Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
May 07, 2013 - Flushing

Enjoy this special class designed for parents and little ones ages 2 ½ to 4 years old.

Art Exhibition - AGAV Overlooks to the Brazilian Midwest - Gallery MC
May 07, 2013 - New York

SEIGREEN, SAPHIRA’S Studio productions & IAC (International Artists Coalition) are honored to present 13 artists from AGAV (Associação Goiana de Artes Visuais from Brazil). The exhibition, “ O OLHAR DA AGAV SOBRE O CENTRO OESTE BRASILEIRO” (AGAV Overlooks the Midwest of Brazil), shows a reflection of the rich cultural diversity and it dives into the roots and soul of the Brazilian Midwestern region.

SwoonUp! - Brother Jimmy's Union Square
May 07, 2013 - New York

NYC’s 20-somethings now have a reason to celebrate the dating world the SwoonLife way, whether you are looking to meet new people, or are single and ready to mingle. Guests will also have the chance to meet and hang out with the Swoon Men, swoon-worthy NYC bachelors looking to meet the women of their dreams. Upon arrival, guests are asked to download the app as admission into the happy hours. Swoon is the mobile app for finding cool people nearby. It's completely anonymous until there's a mutual match. Swoon is available on Android in the Google Play Store and is coming soon to iOS. For those of your on iOS, you can join the fun by liking the Swoon App on Facebook or follow Swoon App on Twitter, and tweet us at the events using #SwoonupNYC.

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 evening of Thursday, April 25, 2013. Entrance is free and all art lovers are encouraged to attend to be entranced by these bewitching works. Exhibition Dates: April 19, 2013 – May 9, 2013 Reception: Thursday, April 25, 2013, 6-8 pm Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, New York City Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat, 11a.m. - 6 p.m. Event URL: Featured Artists: Interpretive Realms Eugene Brimmerberg | Salome de Cambra | Gerardo Horacio De Gioia | Isabelle Habegger | Neema Lal | Josyane Martinez | William Mastrogiulio | Sandra McRae | Prenn Nguyen | Betty Pomarede | David Reinfeld | Roger Rutten | Angelo Sannasardo | Karl Sternath | Jesús Uclés | W.M. Vinci | John Wolter Altered States of Reality: An Exhibition of Analog and Digital Photography Roland Behrmann | Lella Beretta | Trond Are Berge | Dominique Braud | Fernando Braune | Mili DC Hartinger | Vincent Galassi | Patricia Gilman | Shifra | Anders Lidholm | Jean-François Mercier | Laurent Paillier | Dennis Stein | Rossella Tomaselli About Agora Gallery - Agora Gallery is a fine art gallery, established in 1984 and located in the heart of New York City’s Chelsea art galleries district. It is famous for showcasing a spectacular array of talented artists from around the world and around the corner, while providing quality and original art to collectors. Exhibitions are usually group exhibits, presenting the work of a number of artists, but sometimes solo exhibitions focus on the work of one particular artist. The gallery publishes ARTisSpectrum Magazine, a bi-annual magazine that is distributed to museums, galleries, art institutions and art schools around the world. It provides artists, collectors, museums, galleries, art organizations and enthusiasts with access to the work of international talented artists as well as feature articles, reviews and interviews. Agora Gallery is the proud sponsor of ARTmine, one of the most comprehensive resources available worldwide to view and purchase fine art. The gallery also runs Agora Art Blog, a blog designed to provide helpful information and advice for artists while providing a forum for artists to help one another by sharing their experiences and thoughts.

Das Wandernde Sternlein - Czech Center New York
Through May 09, 2013 - New York

Exhibition by the Czech artist MARK THER, featuring his award winning film Das Wandernde Sternlein, 2011. The film takes place in the dark forest of the Czech frontiers, the Sudetenland, and presents woods and wilderness as the site of childhood nightmares and secret rituals. Exhibition opening: Thursday, March 21 at 7PM. Open through May 9. More info:

5th Annual Children’s Book Drive - Child Care Council of Westchester
Through May 10, 2013 - Scarsdale

The Council is hosting their 5th Annual Children's Book Drive from April 15-May 10. Individuals can drop off high-quality, gently used books for children, ages birth-12 years, at the Council's offices. Books will be distributed to dozens of child-care and after-school programs serving economically disadvantaged children throughout our county. Help the organization reach their goal of 3000 books!

The Comic Art of Harvey Kurtzman - Society of Illustrators
Through May 11, 2013 - New York

This retrospective, curated by Monte Beauchamp (founder, editor, and designer of BLABWORLD, an anthology of painting, illustration, print making, and sequential art) and pioneering underground cartoonist, writer, editor, and publisher Denis Kitchen presents many rare artifacts and original art culled from private collections and the Kurtzman estate.

Anne Harris - New Paintings - Alexandre Gallery
Through May 11, 2013 - New York

Exhibition Space - apexart
Through May 11, 2013 - New York

Exhibition Space considers the aesthetic and conceptual implications of photography and its pivotal role in two early milestones of the US exploration of space.

Judy Glantzman - Betty Cuningham Gallery
Through May 11, 2013 - New York

An exhibition featuring the painter's works.

Elizabeth Neel - Sikkema Jenkins & Co.
Through May 11, 2013 - New York

Scrambled Eggs - Beckett Theatre
Through May 11, 2013 - New York

Scrambled Eggs is a comedy that follows Karen Hoffman, our exuberant heroine, on a hectic yet humorous journey through her life. Along the way we experience her dysfunctional parents, her sexual awakenings, and the rigors of dating, marriage and parenthood.

Golnaz Fathi - Sundaram Tagore Gallery
Through May 11, 2013 - New York

For her debut solo exhibition in New York, Iranian artist Golnaz Fathi -- who divides her time between Tehran and Paris -- presents recent works on canvas that draw on her long practice of traditional Iranian calligraphy.

Soonja Han: The Space of Art - The Art of Space - De Buck Gallery
Through May 11, 2013 - New York

The Paris-based artist's first solo exhibition in NYC.

Alan Gussow: Interrupted Spring - Driscoll Babcock Galleries
Through May 11, 2013 - New York

DRISCOLL BABCOCK GALLERIES presents Interrupted Spring, an exhibition of oil paintings and works on paper by Alan Gussow (1931-1997), which captures the energy of natural environment through a lively synthesis of abstract expressionism and realism, presenting a profound and poetic artistic vision. Gussow's unique imagery conveys the intimate link between man and the environment, invoking his personal encounters with the smells, sounds, tastes, and tactile sensations of nature. "His paintings are elegant, joyous, celebratory and occasionally elegiac representations of the world he treasured and embraced, the world of natural phenomena," notes John Driscoll, president of Driscoll Babcock. With nature as his muse, Gussow sought to reconcile his perceptual experiences and transform them into persuasive visual expression. Many works in this exhibition --Interrupted Spring (1975), Vegetable Garden in a March Rain (1975) and Edges of A Delayed Spring (1987) -- reflect Gussow's intuitive awareness of the shifting colors and textures of the changing seasons, as thawing frost and spring rain make way for a lush explosion of buds and greenery. The rich color associations and fluctuating brushstrokes in these works suggest a dynamic shift in focus from the panorama towards the detail, and a new emphasis on the rhythm, color, and texture of the productive earth.

Monty Alexander's Harlem-Kingston Express - Birdland
Through May 11, 2013 - New York

In a career spanning five decades, pianist Monty Alexander has built a reputation for exploring and bridging the worlds of American jazz, popular song and the music of his native Jamaica, finding in each a sincere spirit of musical expression. Monty has performed and recorded with a wide array of renowned artists such as Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Ray Brown, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Clark Terry, Quincy Jones, Ernest Ranglin, Bill Cosby, Natalie Cole, Bobby McFerrin, Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare and others. As a leader, Monty has recorded over 60 albums to date, and has reinterpreted the music of a diverse collection of his favorite artists including Nat King Cole, Tony Bennett and Bob Marley. Monty's HK Express seamlessly melds the sounds of a classic jazz quartet with an additional Jamaican rhythm section.

Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival - Showmans Jazz Club
Through May 11, 2013 - New York

A six-day festival celebrating the classic clubs and venues that made Harlem the jazz Mecca beginning in the 1920s. 2-drink minimum per person per set. Presented in collaboration with the Apollo Theater.

Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet - Joyce Theater
Through May 12, 2013 - New York

"A New York success story, possibly the country's most innovative contemporary ballet troupe," proclaims The New York Times about Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, whose Joyce season features works by three of today's most influential dance creators. Iconic choreographer and former Nederlands Dans Theater Artistic Director Jiři Kylian opens the program with Indigo Rose, a dazzling showcase for the risk-taking Cedar Lake dancers. Crystal Pite, the Frankfurt-based Canadian choreographer, follows with Ten Duets on a Theme of Rescue, and to conclude the evening, the company presents a New York premiere by provocative Greek choreographer Andonis Foniadakis.

Framed: Step into Art - Stepping Stones Museum
Through May 12, 2013 - Norwalk

Children can enter the framework of famous paintings and experience art by as they physically enter a scene and are encouraged to interpret, express and connect with art. They can ride a giant chicken attached to a wagon, set up a camp in the Canadian Rockies, prepare dinner for a group of hungry farmers. They can become an art gallery director, selecting and exhibiting art in their own gallery, as well as explore the exhibit through Art Hunt Cards. The exhibit was produced by the Minnesota Children's Museum for the members of the Youth Museum Exhibit Collaborative (YMEC). Through May 12, 2013.

Degas, Miss La La, and the Cirque Fernando - Morgan Library & Museum
Through May 12, 2013 - New York

For several successive evenings in January 1879, Edgar Degas (1834-1917) attended performances at the Cirque Fernando by one of the most famous circus performers of his time, an aerialist known as Miss La La. For her extraordinary act, Miss La La was slowly hoisted nearly seventy feet into the circus's domed roof, suspended solely from a rope clenched between her teeth. Degas produced a number of studies of the performer and the circus building--drawings, pastels, and an oil sketch--before creating his celebrated painting, Miss La La at the Cirque Fernando. The exhibition brings together for the first time Degas's remarkable painting, on loan from the National Gallery, London, and nearly all of the related preparatory works. Also on view will be images of the Cirque Fernando by Degas's contemporaries, photographs of Miss La La and her troupe, and posters and other printed material.

Cirque du Soleil - Totem - Citi Field
Through May 12, 2013 - Flushing

Written and directed by internationally renowned multidisciplinary artist Robert Lepage, TOTEM traces the fascinating journey of the human species from its original amphibian state to its ultimate desire to fly. Inspired by many founding myths, TOTEM illustrates, through a visual and acrobatic language, the evolutionary progress of species. Somewhere between science and legend TOTEM explores the ties that bind Man to other species, his dreams and his infinite potential.

The White Rose - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through May 12, 2013 - New York

Screened in conjunction with Jay DeFeo: A Retrospective, Bruce Conner's 1967 short film chronicles the removal of DeFeo's nearly one-ton masterpiece, The Rose (1958-66), from her second-story San Francisco studio. Set to Miles Davis's Sketches of Spain, the seven-minute long film will run continuously in the Museum's second-floor Kaufman Astoria Studios Film and Video Gallery.

Tim Lee: In Focus - Asia Society and Museum
Through May 12, 2013 - New York

Made specifically for the Asia Society, artist Tim Lee's Blowin' in the Wind, Bob Dylan, 1963, an interactive multimedia installation, is meant to function as a karaoke pavilion in which the audience is invited to sing along to the accompaniment of the artist's guitar cover of Dylan's iconic folk anthem. The participatory exhibition is meant to provoke a thoughtful consideration of how our understanding of a situation is often relative to our own personal experiences.

Making Books Sing's 'Wanda's Monster' The Musical - Theater 3
Through May 12, 2013 - Times Square

Making Books Sing presents a new family musical featuring new songs by children's music star Laurie Berkner. The 50-minute musical features Wanda, a spunky 5 year old who believes there's a monster in her closet. Wanda befriends "Monster," with the help from her cool, rock star Granny. Music and Lyrics by LAURIE BERKNER Book by BARBARA ZINN KRIEGER Directed by ADRIENNE KAPSTEIN WANDA'S MONSTER, The Musical is based on the book by Eileen Spinelli with illustrations by NANCY HAYASHI. NOTE: Laurie Berkner will NOT be performing in Wanda's Monster. APRIL 19TH-MAY 12TH Wed - Thurs @ 10:30AM Fri @ 10:30AM & 5:00PM Sat & Sun @ 11:00AM & 2:00PM TICKETS ON SALE MARCH 1ST. FOR TICKETS: or 646-250-1178 Group rates available.

'Fragile' - Studio 3A/B at the New 42nd Street Studios
Through May 12, 2013 - Tribeca

Sometimes the shortest distance between two points is not a straight line. In "Fragile," a wordless work of magical puppet theater, a charming Chaplinesque compagnon finds that the road on which he travels curves and changes...and also happens to wobble, wiggle, droop and tease. With only his can-do spirit and a suitcase, the earnest French friend shows the audience that pluck and resilience can make marvelous adventures out of irksome obstacles. The company's stunningly simple puppetry is set to enchanting original music, gently introducing a world that is as human and realistic as it is dreamy and whimsical.

Mother's Day Plant Sale - Queens Botanical Garden
Through May 12, 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. While supplies last.

Mother's Day Plant Sale - Queens Botanical Garden
Through May 12, 2013 - Flushing

May 1 through 12 or while supplies last. Give mom (or yourself) the gift of flowers for the windowsill or garden! Visit the QBG Store for an assortment of blooms.

Juilliard Jazz Orchestra - The Music of Duke Ellington - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
Through May 12, 2013 - New York

The Juilliard Jazz Orchestra, conducted by James Burton III, features some of the world's most talented emerging jazz artists, many of whom are already professional musicians. No stranger to Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, the Orchestra also performs at noted venues such as the Blue Note, The Juilliard School, and Alice Tully Hall. As part of Jazz at Lincoln Center's Essentially Ellington week, these performances at Dizzy's will feature the timeless music of Duke Ellington, brought to life in all of its endless nuance by this superb band.

Calm and Connected: Parenting your Child with ADHD - Pediatric Health Associates
Through May 13, 2013 - Plainview

ADHD experts have long recommended Parent Training as a crucial part of treatment for children with ADHD. This workshop you will help parents develop tools, techniques, and strategies to reduce challenging behaviors, homework stress, and school struggles. Education and guidance from a trained professional will increase parenting confidence and effectiveness.

Preschool Playgroup - Kirkbride Hall
Through May 14, 2013 - Stony Point

Parents with pre-schoolers are invited to this weekly playgroup, which meets most Tuesdays (skips March 26) through May 14. Kirkbride Hall is a gymnasium with plenty of space for kids to run, jump, dance or otherwise have fun.

Form Is Emptiness, Abstract Paintings by Michael Katz - Tibet House US Gallery
Through May 14, 2013 - New York

Featuring the vibrant works of renowned artist Michael Katz. A portion of all sales will benefit Tibet House US and its ongoing work to preserve and present Tibetan culture. Michael Katz is a celebrated writer, doctor, and visual artist based in New York City. Form Is Emptiness, his first exhibit for the Tibet House US, is an impressive display of his abstract expressionist work. Working with acrylic and mixed media, Katz skillfully combines fragments into cohesive and dynamic images full of color and depth. Each piece is reflective of the energy and layers of the Buddhist journey, communicating a sense of possibility, freedom, and spontaneity. In addition to the influence of Buddhism, Katz' artwork is inspired by music, yoga, dance, and particularly his career as a psychologist. Known for his dream workshops, as well as authoring two books on the subject, the connection between his art and psychology is, as the artist says, "just there. My paintings are an amalgamation of who I am."

Preschool Playgroup - Kirkbride Hall
Through May 15, 2013 - Stony Point

Parents with pre-schoolers are invited to this weekly playgroup, which meets most Wednesdays (skips March 27) through May 15. Kirkbride Hall is a gymnasium with plenty of space for kids to run, jump, dance or otherwise have fun.

Mamaroneck Indoor Winter Farmers' Market - St. Thomas Episcopal Church - Heathcote Hall
Through May 18, 2013 - Mamaroneck

Farm-fresh foods from local vendors. The Mamaroneck Winter Farmers Market will be held indoors during the cold winter days, and move out to St. Thomas Church parking lot in the warmer days of spring. Down to Earth Markets has confirmed the following vendors for the 2013 season: Amazing Real Live Food Company (day vendor), American Pride Seafood, Bombay Emerald Chutney Company, Dr. Pickle, Feather Ridge Farm, Flourish Baking Company, Gaia's Breath Farm, Gajeski Produce, Maura & Nuccia, Meredith's Country Bakery, Orchards of Concklin, Orwashers Bakery, Red Barn Bakery, Stone & Thistle Farm, and Tierra Farm. Saturdays, 9am-1pm, through May 18.

Temma Bell - Bowery Gallery
Through May 18, 2013 - New York

Andrew Erdos: Guaranteed Impermanence - Claire Oliver Gallery
Through May 18, 2013 - New York

Rallou Malliarakis - First Street Gallery
Through May 18, 2013 - New York

Charles Freger - Yossi Milo Gallery
Through May 18, 2013 - New York

Bill Griffith - Society of Illustrators
Through May 18, 2013 - New York

A celebration of the creator of Zippy the Pinhead.

Mitsuko Miwa - Rendition - Longhouse Projects
Through May 18, 2013 - New York

The inaugural exhibition at this new SoHo gallery is Miwa's first solo exhibition in NYC, which "focuses on multiplicity within the medium of painting."

Blood Brothers - Good Shepherd United Methodist Church
Through May 18, 2013 - Astoria

The Tony Nominated and Oliver Award Winning Best Musical BLOOD BROTHERS tells the tragic story of a mother who, unable to support her children, surrenders one of her newborn twins to a childless woman. Unaware that they are brothers, the boys grow up just streets apart in vastly different homes – one wealthy, the other poor. Despite their different upbringings, they become close friends. But when they fall in love with the same girl, their friendship is tested, and their fate sealed.

Jr. Marine Biologist - Sport Fishing Education Center
Through May 18, 2013 - Babylon

Come for an adventure as you and your child learn about the marine environment. Program includes hands-on time with marine animals, beach activities and crafts. Call to register or e-mail

Charles Freger - Wilder Mann - Yossi Milo Gallery
Through May 18, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of color photographs by Charles Freger.

Tim Hetherington - Inner Light: Portraits of the Blind, Sierra Leone 1999-2003 - Yossi Milo Gallery
Through May 18, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of black-and-white photographs.

Arty Facts - Brooklyn Museum
Through May 19, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Children ages 4-7 and their adult friends explore the galleries, enjoy a family activity, and make their own art in this 90-minute class, each one a variation on a monthly theme.

Collapse - New York City Center Stage II
Through May 19, 2013 - New York

Women's Project presents the New York Premiere of COLLAPSE By Allison Moore Directed by Jackson Gay Hannah has it all. Well, sort of: a caring husband in control of his panic attacks, a free-spirited sister with a penchant for accidental crime, an exciting career fraught with moral dilemmas, and a drunken house plant. COLLAPSE is a hilarious and transcendent odyssey that explores the real and imagined circumstances that push people to the edge. April 7 - May 19, 2013 Tuesdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Exception: Additional show on Monday, April 15th at 7:30 p.m.; no show on Wednesday, April 17th. City Center Stage II 131 West 55th Street, NYC WP Member Tickets ($20+): Click here or call 212.765.1706. Single Tickets ($60+): Click here or call 212.581.1212.

Superreal: Alternative Realities in Photography and Video - El Museo Del Barrio
Through May 19, 2013 - New York

This exhibition explores the layered meaning and interpretation of the real as represented through photography and video. Drawing on the presentation of the landscape, the human figure, the world of architecture, objects and natural phenomena, the works in this exhibition explore alternative realities.

The Panoramic River: the Hudson and the Thames - Hudson River Museum
Through May 19, 2013 - Yonkers

In the late 18th century, British artists developed the large-scale panorama, which became a popular form of entertainment in Europe and the United States. The Hudson River Museum's exhibition, "The Panoramic River: the Hudson and the Thames," explores the panoramic vista as the ideal expression for a new, all-embracing way of seeing the landscape that influenced how the public and artists perceived it as well. By the early 19th century, painters such as Robert Havell Jr. worked to express this panoramic perspective in their choice and depiction of vistas. Havell and other artists in the exhibition such as Thomas Cole, Jasper Cropsey, and John Kensett, favored the chain of cities, suburbs, and countryside along these two rivers, where horizontal planes and historical associations gave form to both artistic and cultural expression. "The Panoramic River" features loans from museums, galleries, and private collections. Museums lending paintings include: Baltimore Museum of Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Fenimore Art Museum, The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College; Maryland State Archives; Metropolitan Museum of Art; The New-York Historical Society; and Princeton University Art Museum. "The Panoramic River" is organized by Hudson River Museum co-curators Bartholomew Bland, Director of Curatorial Affairs, and Laura Vookles, Chief Curator of Collections. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue with additional essays by Pat Hardy, Curator of Paintings, Prints and Drawings, Museum of London, and Geoff Snell, Doctoral Student, University of Sussex and the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, England. The exhibition and the accompanying catalogue have been made possible by a generous grant from the Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz Foundation for the Arts, Inc. On view through May 19, 2013.

Piero della Francesca in America - Frick Collection
Through May 19, 2013 - New York

Revered in his own time as a 'monarch' of painting, Piero della Francesca (1411/13-1492) is acknowledged today as a founding figure of the Italian Renaissance. In early 2013, The Frick Collection will present the first monographic exhibition in the United States dedicated to the artist. It brings together seven works by Piero della Francesca, including six panels from the Saint' Agostino altarpiece -- the largest number from this masterwork ever reassembled. They will be joined by the Virgin and Child Enthroned with Attendant Angels, his only intact altarpiece in this country. Piero della Francesca in America is organized by the Frick's Andrew W. Mellon Fellow and guest curator Nathaniel Silver.

Audubon's Aviary: Part I of the Complete Flock - New-York Historical Society
Through May 19, 2013 - New York

To celebrate the sesquicentennial of the New-York Historical Society's purchase of the Audubon avian watercolors and the the release of the lavishly illustrated book Audubon's Aviary: The Original Watercolors for "The Birds of America"―published by the New-York Historical Society and Skira/Rizzoli and winner of a 2013 New York Book Show Award--the New-York Historical Society plans a sweeping three-part exhibition to showcase every masterpiece from its unparalleled collection of John James Audubon's preparatory watercolor models for the sumptuous double-elephant-folio print edition of The Birds of America (1827-38). Over three years Audubon's Aviary: The Complete Flock (Parts I-III), will feature all 474 stunning avian watercolors by Audubon in the collection, alongside engaging state-of-the-art media installations that will provide a deeper understanding of the connection between art and nature.

'Cinderella' and 'The Tinderbox' - West End Theater
Through May 19, 2013 - Upper West Side

Frog and Peach Theatre Company presents "Tinkerbell Theatre," a fairy tale series including two adaptations: "Cinderella" (from the Brothers Grimm) and "The Tinderbox" (from Hans Christian Anderson). The productions are Rocky-and-Bullwinkle style plays featuring sing-along songs. The plays are acted by a cast of six, where the heroes are played by actors and the villains are played by soft, playful puppets. The plays, written and directed by Lynnea Benson, will be followed by puppet-making workshops to which all kids attending will be invited.

Jake Talks - Rockland World Radio
Through May 20, 2013 - Nyack

The JCC is seeking local teens for its weekly internet radio show, Jake Talks. Students will cover news and "hot topics" while having fun and learning the ins and outs of radio broadcasting. The show airs live each Monday at 5pm. Hear the show at Listeners can call in to share their views by dialing 845-353-2910. Interested participants should contact Cathie Izen at, 845-362-4400 extension 103. Each Monday through May 20.

Mercury Retrograde: Animated Realities - Stephan Stoyanov Gallery
Through May 21, 2013 - New York

An international selection of artists making animated videos. The exhibition is curated by William Heath & Zeljka Himbele, and features animations by Brian Alfred, Karina Aguilera Skvirsky, Aline Bouvy & John Gillis, eteam, Cliff Evans, Jan Nalevka and Noah Spiderman & Scott Gelber.

No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through May 22, 2013 - New York

The Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative identifies and supports a network of curators and artists from South and Southeast Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East and North Africa in a comprehensive five-year program involving curatorial residencies, acquisitions for the Guggenheim's collection, international touring exhibitions, and far-reaching educational activities. The first exhibition, No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia, organized by June Yap, Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator, South and Southeast Asia, will open at the Guggenheim Museum on February 22, 2013. The exhibition focuses on the artistic practices and cultural traditions of that region, which includes Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and India. The artworks in the exhibition, along with others acquired as part of Guggenheim UBS MAP, will enter the Guggenheim's permanent collection under the auspices of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Purchase Fund.

BABY TALK! A Mommy and Me Group - Mount Kisco Child Care Center
Through May 23, 2013 - Mount Kisco

Mount Kisco Child Care Center (MKCCC) is pleased to announce a discussion group for moms of new babies (under 12 months). Thursdays, 10-11am, April 18-May 23. Ruth Goodman, LMSW (Social Worker for MKCCC and Mom) will lead this 6-week group designed to bring mothers together to share the experience of their journeys into motherhood during an hour of coffee, conversation, and camaraderie. No fee, space is limited. Attend one session, or all six. To register, call 914-241-2135 or email

Donald Weber - Interrogations - Foley Gallery
Through May 24, 2013 - New York

Sage Sohier - About Face - Foley Gallery
Through May 24, 2013 - New York

Karine Laval: Altered States - Bonni Benrubi
Through May 24, 2013 - New York

For her 4th solo exhibition at Bonni Benrubi Gallery, the Brooklyn-based French artist Karine Laval will present a selection of new photographs as well as a video installation.

Shababa™ Saturday Mornings with Karina - 92Y
Through May 25, 2013 - Upper East Side

Celebrate the joys of Shabbat with the Shababa™ community in this intergenerational family Shabbat experience including singing, art projects, playground visits, holiday themed celebrations, and more. Saturdays, ongoing, 10:30am-12pm.

Shababa™ Saturday Club - 92Y
Through May 25, 2013 - Upper East Side

Let your child explore and expand their connection to Shabbat, Jewish holidays, and Jewish values in a warm, informal communal setting. The staff will engage them through creative and traditional approaches. Saturdays, ongoing, 10:30am-12pm.

Susan Grabel - Venus Comes of Age - Ceres Gallery
Through May 25, 2013 - New York

Grabel's cast paper sculptures, collagraph prints and collages explore the reality of the older woman's body. Through repetition, humor and classical references, she challenges the conventional biases about the aging female body and validates women's experiences of themselves.

Judy Werlin - Spontaneous Generation II - Ceres Gallery
Through May 25, 2013 - New York

The continuation of an exploration of the nature and future of life. Wall sculptures made with mixed materials and photographs.

Helen Berggruen: The Open Window: Objects, Rooms, & Landscapes - Fischbach Gallery
Through May 25, 2013 - New York

Fredericka Foster: Water Way - Fischbach Gallery
Through May 25, 2013 - New York

Love Therapy - DR2 Theatre
Through May 25, 2013 - New York

LOVE THERAPY is a play about a young therapist who finds herself out of her depth when intimacy, attraction and passion collide with the healing process. The playing schedule is as follows: Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8PM, with matinees on Saturday at 2PM and Sunday at 3PM. Tickets are $45 and are available by visiting or calling (212) 239-6200

Wolf Kahn - Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe
Through May 25, 2013 - New York

The subjects portrayed in Patrick Lee's graphite drawings are threatening and aggressive in appearance. The artist approaches these men on the streets of Southern California and photographs them as studies for his drawings. This dialogue and interaction is an essential part of his process.

Manolo Valdes Monumental Sculptures - The New York Botanical Garden
Through May 26, 2013 - Bronx

Drawing inspiration from the natural landscape of the Botanical Garden, seven towering sculptures by acclaimed Spanish artist Manolo Valdes showcase the relationship between art and nature.

Jazz for Kids - Jazz Standard
Through May 26, 2013 - Gramercy

The Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra (JSYO), which includes about 25 talented musicians between the ages of 11 and 18, burns through jazz classics while listeners enjoys Blue Smoke's brunch menu (lunch menu, kids menu, and full bar are also available). Jazz Standard donates $1 from each kid's menu item sold to Spoons Across America.

Artist and Visionary: William Matthew Prior Revealed - American Folk Art Museum
Through May 26, 2013 - New York

Organized by the Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, New York, this exhibition includes more than 40 oil paintings spanning William Matthew Prior's career from 1824 to 1856. Through his pragmatic marketing strategy, Prior was able to document the faces of middle-class Americans throughout his lifetime, making art accessible to a previously overlooked group. A versatile artist, Prior is well known not only for the skill and range of his technique but for the diversity of his sitters. Prior's involvement with Millerism (early Adventism) was instrumental in his personal development as well as providing access to new clients, including many African Americans.

Women's Studies - American Folk Art Museum
Through May 26, 2013 - New York

The late twentieth century has seen great strides for women working within visual mediums, yet the male gaze persists as the primary perspective from which women are considered -- and thus perceived - in film and art. This exhibition presents drawings and photographs of women by four self-taught artists from the1940s through the late twentieth century, two male, two female. Eugene Von Bruenchenhein, Paul D. Humphrey, Nellie Mae Rowe, and Inez Nathaniel Walker offer four very different approaches that raise questions of intent, portrayal, and self-identity: Are the portraits acts of creation or acts of documentation, mimesis or wish fulfillment? Are self-taught artists immune from the pervasive male gaze of mainstream artmaking spheres, or do they reflect a gender

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