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Today's Family & Kids Activities in Bronx-Nov 21

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

Shabbat for Tots - Union Temple
Through December 28, 2012 - Brooklyn

Singing, dancing, and a little Hebrew for toddlers, preschoolers, and their adult guests. Led by Yoshie - kids' favorite!

ERICK MORILLO with SUNNERY JAMES & RYAN MARCIANO | Thanksgiving Eve @ Pacha NYC - Pacha NYC
November 21, 2012 - New York

Thanksgiving Eve Wednesday November 21 Pacha NYC presents... ERICK MORILLO SUNNERY JAMES + RYAN MARCIANO GET TICKETS http://pacha-nyc.clubtickets.com/us/2012-11/21/thanksgiving-eve-pacha-nyc-erick-morillo-w-sunnery-james-ryan-marciano Doors 10pm Table Reservations 212.209.7500 Pacha NYC 618 W.46th St. http://www.pachanyc.com/

GUY GERBER - Highline Ballroom
November 21, 2012 - Manhattan

Guy Gerber has always been comfortable as an outlier. From being the rock kid at the rave, to the Israeli DJ on the European club circuit, to the electronic producer with a fetish for live instruments, he tends to skirt the edge of whatever scene he's in.

Croton-on-Hudson Farmers' Market - Croton-on-Hudson
Through November 21, 2012 - Croton-on-Hudson

Fresh, local baked goods, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fish, fruit, herbs, meat, organic produce, plants, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

White Plains Outdoor Farmers' Market - White Plains
Through November 21, 2012 - White Plains

An authentic, French open-air market offering everything from meats to produce to artisan cheeses and olive oil.

GreenMarket Farmers' Market - The New York Botanical Garden
Through November 21, 2012 - Bronx

The New York Botanical Garden's Greenmarket provides affordable, locally grown produce along with fresh, nutritious baked goods, and other specialty items. Talk to the farmers to learn more about the nutritional and health benefits of gardening and eating locally. Learn how to use produce from the market to make easy, nutritional meals at weekly cooking demonstrations and find out about composting, recycling, growing vegetables, and more at special demonstrations throughout the season. Hear "what's fresh" at the market each week by calling 718-362-9561 and pressing 406# to find out what you can incorporate into your meals. Open every Wednesday, through November 21, at the base of Library Allee inside the Garden's Mosholu Gate entrance. Free admission and parking to shop at the Greenmarket.

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
November 21, 2012 - Garnerville

Creative kids can bring their own Legos or use the library's. For ages 4-12.

Family Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
November 21, 2012 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-6 and their caregivers are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more. Pre-registration is required.

Stories, Songs, and Crafts - Rose Memorial Library
November 21, 2012 - Stony Point

Young readers, ages 3 and up, are invited for picture book stories, songs, and crafts. Pre-registration is required.

THE MAIN SQUEEZE w/CURBSIDE HUSTLE - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
November 21, 2012 - New York

The Main Squeeze is a raging funk experience born within the thriving live music scene of Bloomington, Indiana. Since coming together in late 2009, The Squeeze has managed to establish a unique sound and identity in a short period of time. The band's first studio offering, titled First Drops, is a seven-song EP released in early 2011 that showcases the broad range of styles and influences that each member brings to the table, from rock to jazz, funk to R&B, and hip-hop to electro.

Infant Care - Nyack Hospital
November 21, 2012 - Nyack

This class is designed for first-time parents. Topics include the basics of holding, diapering, bathing, swaddling, sleeping patterns and feeding cues, choosing a pediatrician, infant safety, and pet issues. Pre-registration is required; application available online.

Creative Writing for Kids - Brooklyn Public Library, McKinley Park branch
November 21, 2012 - Dyker Heights

Kids and tweens practice the craft of word smithing with help from library staff.

Babies and Books - Brooklyn Public Library, Mill Basin branch
November 21, 2012 - Mill Basin

Babies explore books and hear a story.

Sacred Jewel Sorority for Tween and Teen Girls - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
November 21, 2012 - Prospect Heights

Girls learn to empower and strengthen their resolve for self through peer exchange, academic tutoring, health advocacy, mental health counseling, life skills coaching, and more.

Storytime - Barnes and Noble- Utopia Center
November 21, 2012 - Fresh Meadows

Parents can foster the love of reading in their little ones each week. Different authors and themes will be featured. Note that the weekly Wednesday Storytimes have replaced the weekly Tuesday Storytimes.

Jr. Gardener's Club @ The Field - The Field Library
November 21, 2012 - Peekskill

Kids age 6 and older will make a beautiful Thanksgiving centerpiece. Sponsored by The Garden Club of Peekskill. Space is limited; sign-up required.

Boppin’ with Bonnie - Congregation Sons of Israel
November 21, 2012 - Upper Nyack

Toddlers can join music teacher and ventriloquist Bonnie Halfond for music, movement, and puppets. Class meets every Wednesday through December 19.

Holiday Jewelry Workshop - Strawtown Jewelry
November 21, 2012 - New City

Use your creativity to make a unique gift for someone special - or yourself. Participants will learn about different jewelry tools and techniques then make a make a bracelet, anklet, or necklace. Fee includes materials and a special holiday coupon for in-store purchases. Pre-registration is required.

Online Test Prep - Long Island City Library
November 21, 2012 - Long Island City

This workshop provides online test strategies and a customized practice ground for those preparing to do online tests who want to accelerate preparation, and provides students with access to interactive online practice tests based on official exams such as ACT, SAT, and GED.

NY Islanders vs. Boston Bruins - Nassau Coliseum
November 21, 2012 - Uniondale

Come out and root for your favorite hockey team.

BOB DYLAN & MARK KNOPFLER - Barclays Center
November 21, 2012 - Brooklyn

Family Bounce Night - BounceU of College Point
November 21, 2012 - College Point

Enjoy the endless excitement of the giant inflatables and games. A great way to bond with the whole family. Bounce and play for 2 hours or use the last 30 minutes for dinner(separate price). Whether you have two kids or 12, Family Bounce Night is easy, it's affordable, and it's lots of fun. Adults are free with a paying child. Pre-payment required to secure a reservation and is non-refundable.

Macy's Thanksgiving Parade Balloon Inflation -
November 21, 2012 - Upper West Side

It takes a lot of helium to keep the famous Macy's Thanksgiving Parade balloons afloat. Enjoy this opportunity to see the balloons grow, and get a 1st look at the parade balloons on Thanksgiving eve.

Books for Babies - Wilton Library
November 21, 2012 - Wilton

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

Mother Goose Time - Wilton Library
November 21, 2012 - Wilton

Children ages 1-4 sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used. No registration.

Vacation Drop Off Day (ages 4- 6) - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
November 21, 2012 - Stamford

Drop off your 4-6 year old for a visit with the farm animals, a hike along the trails and age-appropriate arts and crafts. Organic, nut free snack and drink will be served. Limited enrollment for a small group experience. Must be 4 by date of program.

CRITTERS, CRAFTS, AND KIDS - Greenburgh Nature Center
November 21, 2012 - Scarsdale

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

Hepatitis C Support Group - New York Methodist Hospital
November 21, 2012 - Brooklyn

People with Hepatitis C meet to support and assist each other.

Music and Merriment - Yonkers Public Library - Crestwood Branch
November 21, 2012 - Yonkers

Interactive stories and songs for children ages 1-1/2 to 4 years. No registration required.

Inspiring Images at Agora Gallery - Agora Gallery
Through November 21, 2012 - New York

In Mélange of Milieu, color, form and content unite to create beautiful and fascinating works of art that reflect what we know and gently indicate the potential still unexplored. Altered States of Reality: An Exhibition of Analog and Digital Photography presents images that both excite and intrigue, as each photograph seems to constitute a window into a world only just beyond our grasp. In addition, Sacred Places: George Oommen / a solo exhibition displays the enthralling inspiration of the artist's native Kerala and brings a spark of warmth and vision to our lives. The exhibitions begin on November 1, 2012 and continue until November 21, 2012 at Agora Gallery. The opening reception will take place on the evening of Thursday November 8, 2012. Entrance is free and art enthusiasts are warmly invited. Exhibition Dates: November 1, 2012 – November 21, 2012 Reception: Thursday, November 8, 2012, 6-8 pm Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, New York City Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat, 11a.m. - 6 p.m. Event URL: http://www.agora-gallery.com/receptionexhibitions/11_8_2012.aspx Featured Artists: Mélange of Milieu Grace Arledge | Valentina Chiappini | Heleen Cornet | Lizzy Forrester | Chanon Lauffer | Anita Le Sech | Antonio Lengua |Nurith Lumer-Klabbers | Cheri Mittermaier | Bonnie Pakman | Sam Talbot-Kelly | Isabelle Viallaneix Altered States of Reality: An Exhibition of Analog and Digital Photography Aldo Basili| Calvin Cheung | Violette Cici | Maurizio Cofini | Veronique Forest | Carlo Guidetti | Brigitte Halewitsch | Michael Hill | Debbie Klein | Carmine La Valle | Sandro Pezzi | Robert Slatkoff | Brett Howard Sproul | Rossella Tomaselli | Darlene Towson | Henrik Welle Sacred Places: George Oommen / a solo exhibition George Oommen 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.

Yellowstone: Imprints of Geological Time (Film) - Garvies Point Museum and Preserve
November 21, 2012 - Glen Cove

This film takes viewers on a spectacular journey through the colorful geologic story of Yellowstone National Park. Filmed over four years, through changing seasons, a tapestry of beautiful images is woven to the accompaniment of natural sounds and music. Produced by an award-winning artist and geologist, the film breathes life into geological history and captures the essence of Yellowstone's vivid natural features - magnificent geysers, hot springs, scenery and wildlife.

Yak Packers Early Childhood Art Making - Rubin Museum of Art Education Center `
November 21, 2012 - Chelsea

The Yak Packers look at, touch, and explore Himalayan art inspired by the museum's collection. Classes include play, storytelling, trips to the galleries, and art-making activities.

RAMMELLZEE In The Gallery Workshop - Children's Museum of the Arts
November 21, 2012 - SoHo

Inspired by the work of exhibiting artist, RAMMELLZEE, kids will work closely with media lab teaching artists to explore collaborative film-making. Workshops will employ various techniques including character design, set building, puppetry, and stop-motion animation.

Canstruction 20th Annual NYC Competition - World Financial Center Complex
Through November 21, 2012 - Lower Manhattan

In response to the devastation from Hurricane Sandy, Brookfield Office Properties is encouraging tenants and visitors of the New York region commercial properties to make a donation of canned food to support City Harvest. To mark its 20th anniversary, Canstruction will partner with Arts Brookfield and City Harvest to launch the "20 Can Challenge," a call to schools, offices, and families to donate 20 cans of food during the exhibition with the goal of delivering a record-breaking bounty to City Harvest this year. Cans can be dropped off at the three Brookfield Office Properties buildings participating in this year's exhibition, the World Financial Center Winter Garden, the Grace Building, and One Liberty Plaza. Food donations are accepted at the following properties through Nov. 21 at 4pm: 245 Park Ave. 300 Madison Ave. 450 W. 33rd St. Grace Building, 1114 Sixth Ave. (enter at 42nd Street) One Liberty Plaza, 165 Broadway World Financial Center Winter Garden, 220 Vesey St.

Thanksgiving Eve 2012 at Empire Rooftop Hotel - Empire Rooftop Hotel
November 21, 2012 - New York

Eric Virgil presents Thanksgiving Eve 2012 at Empire Rooftop Hotel located 44 West 63rd Street between Broadway and Columbus Avenue New York, NY Free Admission with Pass or Eric Virgil's guestlisttil 1am, $10 After Print your pass at http://tgeempirehotel.eventbrite.com Music By DJ Enuff & Frank Styles Music: Club, Hip Hop, Mash-Ups, R&B and Top 40 Venue Type: Rooftop. Lounge. Sceney. Hotel Bar Drinks Specials from 9pm to 12am Doors Open at 9pm For more information, bottle packages, or guestlist information, text Eric Virgil at 917-664-2686, email info@ericvirgil.com or go to www.ericvirgil.com Go to www.ericvirgil.com for more Thanksgiving Eve and New Year's Eve Parties. Scene Empire Rooftop Bar and Lounge is located on the 12th floor of the newly renovated Empire Hotel near Lincoln Center. Empire rooftop offers luminous, exalted views of Broadway and Columbus avenues; the gateway to Manhattan’s Upper West Side. A convertible glass rooftop ensures that the Empire Rooftop can be a beautiful place to go out year round. Ambience With window lined walls designed around the Empire Rooftop, a different aura is expressed at each hour of the day. The Penthouse lounge is the rooftop’s epicenter with plush lounge seating and a full service bar. Just off this area is the east terrace; a vast outdoor space that includes a private bar, elegant cabanas for private gatherings and a rooftop terrace covered with a remarkable, state of the art, retractable glass rooftop. The Empire Rooftop Bar and Lounge is a perfect way to admire the city we all love, from up above. Celebrities From high-profile media coverage to celebrity sightings such as the Kardashians, there is always something happening at the Empire Rooftop Bar and Lounge!

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 21, 2012 - THANKSGIVING EVE AT BOUNCE SPORTING CLUB - Bounce Sporting Club
November 21, 2012 - New York

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 21, 2012 - THANKSGIVING EVE AT BOUNCE SPORTING CLUB You are cordially invited to the biggest night of the year, Thanksgiving Eve at Bounce Sporting Club. Music by special guests JOHNNY LENNON and DJ TANNER. Live performance by PINK CASHMERE. PURCHASE $30 ADVANCE TICKETS HERE http://www.bouncetge.eventbrite.com Doors open at 10pm. At Bounce Sporting Club, 55 West 21st Street, New York, NY 10011. Between 5th and 6th Avenues For ticket information, party information, or table reservations, text ERIC VIRGIL @ 917-664-2686, email info@ericvirgil.com or go to http://www.ericvirgil.com ABOUT BOUNCE SPORTING CLUB Bounce Sporting Club located at 21st street in NYC's Flatiron district is the popular sports bar with an upscale ambiance featuring plush banquettes, bar stools and high-top tables all in a classy, vintage sports atmosphere.

LEVI KREIS - 54 Below
Through November 21, 2012 - New York

This Thanksgiving, 54 Below is grateful to welcome Tony- winner Levi Kreis to the stage for two very special concert events! After taking Broadway by storm as Jerry Lee Lewis in Million Dollar Quartet, Levi returns to the Big Apple presenting tunes from his popular recordings (The Gospel According to Levi, Where I Belong) and live performances.

BROADWAY SWINGS! - 54 Below
Through November 21, 2012 - New York

Broadway Swings features some of Broadway's most delectable tunes, arranged in a way that will leave your toes tapping long after the house lights come up. Expect melodies from Broadway hits such as Porgy & Bess, The Wiz, Pippin, Hello, Dolly, South Pacific, The King & I and more! Featured in the cast are some of New York's most celebrated vocalists, including multiple award-winning jazz singers Natalie Douglas, Terese Genecco & Scott Coulter. Accompanied by the acclaimed jazz band, The Barry Levitt Trio, Broadway Swings is directed and hosted by 54 Below's own Director of Programming, Phil Geoffrey Bond.

Thanksgiving Eve 2012 - RdV
November 21, 2012 - New York

Eric Virgil presents Thanksgiving Eve 2012 at RdV 409 W 13th Street, New York, NY 10014 Music by Special Guest Dj spinning Top 40, Open Format, Hip Hop, House,etc. General Admission Tickets are $25. To purchase tickets go to http://thedreamvine.com/ericvirgil/thanksgiving-eve-at-rdv For information on bottle packages, ticket information, or general information, text Eric Virgil at 917-664-2686, email info@ericvirgil.com or go to www.ericvirgil.com Bagatelle’s entry into the exclusive basement lounge genre is the type of place where Brazilian models and mixologists with complicated facial hair feel right at home. If you pass muster, you’ll be ushered hush-hush down a deliberately nondescript flight of stairs and into a large room that -- with its Thai-silk couches, vintage Victorian chairs, and shock-value surrealist artwork -- looks a bit a grand foyer on acid. Some standout details amid the clutter: giant candle-holders that look heisted from the Vatican; electric-green palms; an ironically Old-Master-styled painting of a pug; and one particularly questionable painting of a woman in the throes of ecstasy. This Event is 21+ With proper ID

Gobble Gobble Play Date - Grandma's Kitchen
November 21, 2012 - Northvale

Learn how to make an edible Thanksgiving centerpiece, bake holiday cookies, and decorate a mini turkey cake all on a 12” display board for your family to enjoy. For ages 4 and up.

Thanksgiving Eve 2012 @ Gansevoort Park - Gansevoort Park Avenue
November 21, 2012 - New York

Eric Virgil presents Thanksgiving Eve 2012 at Gansevoort Park Avenue 420 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10016 Music by Special Guest spinning Top 40, Open Format, Hip Hop, House,etc. To purchase advance tickets, go to http://thedreamvine.com/ericvirgil/thanksgiving-eve-at-gansevoort-park General Admission Tickets are $20. VIP Admission Tickets are $50 For general admission, ticket information or bottle packages, text Eric Virgil at 917-664-2686, email info@ericvirgil.com or go to www.ericvirgil.com For more Thanksgiving Eve parties, go to www.ericvirgil.com Rise to the top this Thanksgiving Eve and celebrate one of the biggest night of the year at Manhattan’s reigning A-list nightlife destination that will surely be the talk and the toast of the town. Bright lights, big city, fabulous penthouse locale and you’ll be able to revel in it all perched 20 stories high above NoMad’s Park Avenue. Gansevoort Park Rooftop Bar & Lounge is a smart, sexy and sophisticated nightlife oasis housed on the tri-level penthouse floors of the stylishly hip and uber-chic Gansevoort Park Avenue Hotel. The Gansevoort's long list of celebrity guests is a who's who of NYC. Those who have graced Gansevoort Park with their presence includes: Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Rihanna, Zooey Deschanel, Scott Disick, Kelly Rowland, Chris Brown, Dylan McDermott, Tyson Beckford, Kelly Rutherford, Cuba Gooding Jr. All is sleek and fabulous in the world of the Gansevoort so get ready to mix, mingle, frisk, frolic, shake and shuffle your Thanksgiving Eve night away in exclusive velvet-rope style. From the moment the elevator doors open, you’ll know you've arrived. Boasting 6 lounges each with its own distinct décor and party vibe and bar to satisfy every nightlife palate, the choice is yours on where you want to take your night. And now for the grand tour of the most sought after penthouse in town... The Park Lounge and Main Bar are both vast open areas with breathtaking floor to ceiling windows, each with its own bar and plenty of room to come together with friends and loved ones The Blue Room is a jewel of its own, boasting a dedicated bar, beautiful outdoor terrace and fireplace, custom teak furniture and impressive city views. Take your ultimate party experience to the next level and become a VIP! Gain access to the privileged Red Room. The Pool Bars sleek atmosphere provides guests with a sophisticated cabana-esque feel. Step outside the glass doors of the Pool Bar and into the stunning sanctuary of the Rooftop deck. A true gem of the City, the Rooftop features an indoor/outdoor swimming pool and showcases spectacular unobstructed views of the Empire State Building. The Red Room is Gansevoort Park's premier VIP party room which will surely be the place to catch the scene and most importantly, be seen. Complete with its own bar, DJ booth, state of the art sound and lighting system as well as red hot smoldering decor. Red Room ticket holders receive access to every lounge in GPH. This Event is 21+ With Proper ID

Thanksgiving Workshop - Grandma's Kitchen
November 21, 2012 - Northvale

Young chefs, ages 3 and up, are invited to make home-made apple pie in time for Thanksgiving. Fee includes supplies, snacks, and drinks. Pre-registration is required.

Thanksgiving Centerpiece Workshop - Grandma's Kitchen
November 21, 2012 - Northvale

Holiday chefs, ages 4 and up, are invited to make edible Thanksgiving centerpieces. Fee includes supplies, snacks, and drinks. Grandma's Kitchen is a peanut/tree nut, allergy-free facility, No soy, seeds or seed oil are used. Pre-registration is required.

Dj Shortkutz & Big Ben Thanksgiving Eve Party at Ajna - Ajna Bar
November 21, 2012 - New York

Join us Wednesday Nov, 21st at Ajna Bar for one of the biggest Thanksgiving Eve parties in the Meatpacking!! Over 1000+people expected. Music by DJ Shortkutz, Big ben and Quiz Thanksgiving Eve 2012 At Ajna Bar Located 25 Little West 12th Street New York, NY 10014 between 9th Avenue and Washington Street Music by Shortkutz, Big Ben, Dj Quiz Live on Four Turntables along with Dj Teso spinning Open Format, Hip Hop, RnB, House, etc. Live Performance by The Violin Diva Sarina Suo Everyone free til 12am, reduced after on Eric Virgil’s guestlist Or Purchase VIP Ticket for $30 (Skip Line and Immediate Access all Night) To purchase tickets, go to http://tgeajna.eventbrite.com Doors open at 10pm For general information, ticket and table reservations, text ERIC VIRGIL at 917-664-2686, or email info@ericvirgil.com or go to www.ericvirgil.com Venue Description: Ajna Bar -Walk through Ajnas rounded slate entry into a spectacular scene of beautiful people, remarkable decor, and pulsing music that makes you move. Noted for its extraordinary Asian interior, and state of the art sound, Ajna boasts NYC hottest DJs and has become a Mecca to celebrities, models, and NYCs hottest clubbers. 21+ with proper ID Dress Code: Dress to impress. Collared shirts mandatory for guys. Ladies must wear heels

Weekly Market - Nyack Farmers Market
Through November 22, 2012 - Nyack

Stroll this weekly market to find local produce, cheese, wine, and plants. Then enjoy lunch in one of the town's many charming eateries. Rain or shine.

Fall Crafts at Lyndhurst - Lyndhurst Estate
Through November 23, 2012 - Tarrytown

FALL CRAFTS AT LYNDHURST, the Hudson Valley's most popular craft show, returns to Tarrytown for its 28th year. Discover the unique designs and creative artistry of 275 leading artists and craftspeople, from across the country, as they exhibit, sell and talk about their contemporary handcrafted works of art. Collectors, art enthusiasts and discerning shoppers will enjoy the rare opportunity to meet these visionary artists and purchase their latest work. The show includes one-of-a-kind and limited edition jewelry, fashion and accessories, furniture, and home décor pieces, as well as functional and sculptural work in ceramics, glass, metal, painting, photography, wood and mixed media. Despite its name, the fair offers more than just crafts. Visitors can also explore our new expanded food section, purchase specialty foods and participate in children’s activities throughout the weekend. Lyndhurst is located in Westchester County, New York, on the eastern shore of the Hudson River, approximately 1/2 mile south of the Tappan Zee Bridge toll plaza of the NY State Thruway, on Rte 9 in Tarrytown. Free on-site parking is available, and there is convenient off-site parking with complimentary shuttle buses to bring visitors directly to the ticket booth.

Complexions Contemporary Ballet - The Joyce Theater
Through November 25, 2012 - New York

"Explosive energy, ferocious technique, and eye-watering hyper flexibility," proclaims The New Zealand Herald about Complexions Contemporary Ballet, whose celebrated dancers, innovative works, and pioneering spirit have made it a leader in American contemporary ballet. For its Joyce season, the company performs three New York premieres, including a work set to Rockjazz virtuoso ELEW that features unique renditions of songs by the Foo Fighters and Linkin Park; Threshold, set to Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1; and a duet set to music by New Orleans trumpeter Nicholas Payton. Also on tap—repertory favorites like Testament, On Holiday, and a new production of Pretty Gritty Suite, set to the music of Nina Simone. Company website: http://complexionsdance.org/ performance schedule Tue-Wed 7:30pm; Thu-Fri 8pm; Sat 2pm & 8pm; Sun 2pm & 7:30pm Dance Chat: Wed, Nov 14 No performance on Thanksgiving, Nov 22 ticket price Tickets start at $10! (Call JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800 for $10 tickets. All other tickets can be purchased online.)

Nature on the Go - Prospect Park Audubon Center
Through November 25, 2012 - Flatbush

Kids have fun out in nature by playing animal charades, pretending to be a bat trying to catch a moth, or joining in many other fun and active nature games that teaches them about the nature around us. Led by a park naturalist.

EXHIBIT - VIVIAN BERGENTHAL: A JOYFUL JOURNEY WITH NATURE - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through November 25, 2012 - Scarsdale

Scarsdale resident Vivian Bergenthal is an artist, poet, and environmental activist. Her work reflects "the spiritual and visceral connections that bind us to both the natural and man-made environment with which we engage." Working in mixed media, her work depicts her reaction to landscapes within her local neighborhood and the world she has traveled. Opening Reception with refreshments Oct. 6 from 2-4pm. Exhibit runs through Sunday, November 25.

Sunday Explorers Drop-In Programming - Stamford Museum & Nature Center
Through November 25, 2012 - Stamford

Every Sunday, the education staff offers a hands-on, interactive exploration of the Museum's many favorite features. Each week focuses on a different topic and includes self-guided and staff-led activities which run throughout the time period. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free with gate admission. September 9-November 25, 2012. No class October 21.

Robert S. Neuman's Ship to Paradise - Heckscher Museum of Art
Through November 25, 2012 - Huntington

This exhibition focuses on the colorful, large-scale, mixed-media drawings in which Robert Neuman addressed the timeless question of human folly. Through November 25, 2012.

'Fiddler on the Roof' - Westchester Broadway Theatre
Through November 25, 2012 - Elmsford

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

LIGNE ROSET: 15% Discount on Alcantara® Products - Ligne Roset's Showroom in Soho
Through November 25, 2012 - New York

Ligne Roset, the renowned French furniture and lifestyle brand, is pleased to announce that from November 9 - 25, 2012, the company will be offering a 15% discount on any Ligne Roset product upholstered in Alcantara®, an innovative, luxurious material that is the result of a unique and proprietary technology. Please note that this discount is only applicable to items upholstered in Alcantara® and is not applicable with any other promotion or sale.

Mother 2 Mother (M2M) Breastfeeding Support Group - Rockland County Department of Health
Through November 26, 2012 - Haverstraw

The Rockland County Department of Health encourages nursing mothers (and babies) and pregnant women to attend this free meeting to help them get started or continue breastfeeding successfully. The group meets the fourth Monday of each month and is led by Health Department Certified Lactation Counselors.For more information call the Breastfeeding Promotion and Support Program Monday-Friday, 9am-5 pm at 845-364-3865 or e-mail messingL@co.rockland.ny.us.

Bricks 4 Kidz - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through November 27, 2012 - Brooklyn

Brooklyn Children's Museum is hosting a Home- schooling class. Children will learn from the museum collection and enjoy a Bricks 4 Kidz building curriculum.

Big Food: Health, Culture and the Evolution of Eating - Yale Peabody Museum
Through November 28, 2012 - New Haven

In this multi-media exhibit, visitors explore the challenge of fulfilling our nutritional and physical needs.

Creating A Sense Of Place - Bronx Community College Hall of Fame Gallery
Through November 29, 2012 - Bronx

The impressive new North Hall and Library at Bronx Community College (BCC) is now home to one of the largest public art commissions the Bronx has seen since the late 1930s. On Sunday, November 4, 2012, artist Daniel Hauben’s 22 paintings—collectively entitled A Sense of Place—at the North Hall & Library at BCC and an accompanying exhibition Creating a Sense of Place (on view October 23—November 29, 2012) at the Hall of Fame Gallery, will be publicly celebrated. Honoring a long tradition of incorporating fine art into majestic libraries, Robert A.M. Stern Architects designated specific locations for artwork in their original designs for the new building. Commissioned by the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York on behalf of the City University of New York, the commission to create the artwork was awarded to acclaimed Bronx-born Daniel Hauben, who worked on the 22 paintings for three years. The paintings feature classic Bronx vistas and neighborhood street scenes, waterways and bridges, elevated trains, rooftops and BCC campus scenes. Two ten-foot murals grace the stairwells leading up to the library, while 20 paintings measuring five-feet-wide each elaborate the frieze along the balcony that surrounds the elegant and airy Information Commons. Hauben’s focus of the Bronx as subject matter invites the viewer to cultivate a greater appreciation and awareness of the world around them, and to see their environment—and their place within it—in a new light. Born and raised in the Bronx, artist Daniel Hauben has spent nearly 30 years capturing the life of his home borough on paper and canvas. Although he travels periodically to paint in such faraway places as Europe, Costa Rica and South India, he always returns to the streets of the Bronx for inspiration. The winner of numerous awards from the Bronx Council on the Arts, The Bronx County Historical Society, Americans for the Arts and other noteworthy organizations, Hauben has had many solo exhibitions both in the U.S. and abroad. His work is in the collections of the Museum of the City of New York, the Library of Congress, the White House and the New-York Historical Society, as well as many private and corporate collections. More of his work can be seen at danielhauben.com. PUBLIC DEDICATION + EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION Sunday, November 4, 2012 | 1-5pm BCC North Hall & Library + BCC Hall of Fame Gallery 2155 University Avenue Bronx, New York 10453 347.546.1107 www.bcc.cuny.edu/artmusic/gallery/about.htm

Checks & Balances - Presidents and American Finance - Museum of American Finance
Through November 30, 2012 - New York

The US federal government was born of a fiscal crisis produced by the inability of the national and state governments to repay the heavy debts incurred winning independence from England. By luck, pluck and a sprinkling of genius, the new nation averted disaster and soon became one of the most creditworthy in history, able to fund global wars, massive territorial acquisitions and scientific and engineering feats of historic importance and unprecedented scale. Today, however, serious fiscal crisis looms again. The causes and consequences of the current economic crisis are hotly debated, but almost everyone agrees there is no easy fix at hand. Simply put, it has become too difficult to increase taxes or reduce expenditures, and solutions acceptable to both major political parties are in short supply. But the government has faced similar impasses in the past and has managed, with firm leadership, to persevere. This exhibit brings attention to the budget issues that faced five of our greatest Presidents: George Washington, Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, Woodrow Wilson and Franklin D. Roosevelt. It details how they handled those issues, sometimes with spectacular success and other times with controversial or mixed results. The exhibit also shows how each President's life experiences, including personal wealth, may have influenced decisions on important issues like the rate and type of taxation and the acceptable extent of government borrowing. In and of itself, knowledge of the past cannot improve the future, but retracing past glories and disappointments is often the best place to start.

Compost your Food Scraps! - Queens Public Library at Steinway
Through November 30, 2012 - Astoria

Parents can teach their children about sustainability by modeling green behaviors like composting. Simply bring your food scraps including fruit and vegetable scraps like peels, skins, or seeds), coffee grounds (including the paper filter), tea bags, eggshells, nutshells, plain bread, and pasta (no toppings) to the weekly food waste drop off location. The Western Queens Compost Initiative will turn the rest of your food waste into a nutrient-rich compost.

Diabetes Self-Management Workshop - New York Methodist Hospital
Through November 30, 2012 - Midwood

This workshop provides helpful information for managing and living with diabetes. Call to register (required).

Magician Philip Klipper Will Astound You! - Ciao! Restaurant
Through November 30, 2012 - Eastchester

Every Thursday from 6-8pm, Magician Philip Klipper will astound and delight the whole family with his incredible sleight of hand at tableside. Hours/dates are subject to change; please check with restaurant. Nov. 1, 8, 13, and 29.

Magician Philip Klipper Performs - Cheeburger Cheeburger Restaurant
Through November 30, 2012 - White Plains

Every Friday from 7:30-9:30pm, Magician Philip Klipper will astound and delight the whole family with his incredible sleight of hand at tableside. Hours/dates are subject to change; please check with restaurant. Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30.

Family Fondue Sundays - The Melting Pot of White Plains
Through November 30, 2012 - White Plains

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

Migration Art Expo 2012 - UN - United Nations
Through November 30, 2012 - New York

MIGRATION ART EXPO 2012 is a travelling art show that has already passed in New York, Salvador, Búzios, Belo Horizonte and Rio de Janeiro. Back to New York, city where the project was born, the exhibition will open on Nov. 19th, at the United Nations, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm and runs until Nov. 30th. Reservation is required for the opening reception. RSVP by Nov. 12th by email: migrationartexpo@gmail.com or call 1 914 216-9803.

Times Square Moment: A Digital Gallery Featuring TAKESHI MURATA'S PSYCHEDELIC VISUALS - BILLBOARDS IN TIMES SQUARE
Through November 30, 2012 - New York

Billboards in Times Square will explode with Chicago artist Takeshi Murata's psychedelic colors this November as part of the Times Square Moment: A Digital Gallery, a monthly program that transforms New York City's iconic digital signs into cutting edge works of art. A presentation of the Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) and Times Square Arts, Murata's Melter 2 will be shown every night throughout the month of November from 11:57pm to midnight. The November program is curated by Electronics Arts Intermix (EAI). In Melter 2 (2003), Takeshi Murata'sanimations are like beautiful waves of color washing over the viewer. Melter 2comes from Murata's early body of work consisting of rich, colorful, psychedelic, hand-drawn animation. The crisp colors and elegant morphing shapes are in stark contrast with the artist's later "data mosh" works, which are based heavily upon digital video glitch, and the .avi format. This nightly, free attraction brings creativity, energy, cutting-edge graphics, and digital art to the Crossroads of the World. When "Times Square Moment: A Digital Gallery"premiered in May of 2012, it marked the first time sign operators surrounding Times Square joined together to offer coordinated creative content at a regularly scheduled time each and every day. The piece will run through out seven city blocks of Times Square every night counting down the three minutes to midnight. November's Times Square Moment features Takeshi Murata's Melter 2, in partnership with Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI). Watch the work here: http://youtu.be/N8BkAEDz0yw Takeshi Murata, Melter 2 (2003), 3:00 min, color, sound. Courtesy Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York The following digital screens are participating in the November Times Square Moment: ABC Screen, American Eagle Times Square, Bank of America, City Outdoor, Disney, JVC Screen, MTV 44 ½, NASDAQ, Spectacolor HD129 / Times Square Visitor Center Marquee, ClearChannel HD128, Spectacolor HD127 / CNN Screen, Times Square Visitor Center, Viacom North & South (SL Green Realty and Orange Barrel Media) and Reuters.

Spiders Alive! - American Museum of Natural History
Through December 02, 2012 - Upper West Side

For centuries, spiders have inspired storytellers, from Ovid to E. B. White to the creators of the eponymous superhero, but their actual role in diverse ecosystems around the globe is just as captivating. Spiders Alive! immerses visitors in the fascinating and complex world of spiders, among the most versatile animals on the planet: they inhabit every continent but Antarctica and are able to survive in environments that range from deserts to rainforests to crowded cities. Spiders are also important predators. By one estimate, the spiders on one acre of woodland alone consume more than 80 pounds of insects a year. Scientists have identified over 42,000 species of spiders to date, and there are at least as many more to be discovered. Among the live spiders visitors will encounter in this exhibition are the goliath bird eater, one of the largest spiders in the world, whose prey includes snakes, mice, and frogs; the venomous western black widow, one of the few North American spiders harmful to people; and species from other arachnid orders, including African whip spiders, whose whip-like feelers, up to 10 inches in length, help the animal find its way. Spiders Alive! will explore spiders' silk, venom, and little-known defensive mechanisms such as mimicry and noise making. The exhibition will also include larger-than-life models, videos, interactive exhibits, and fossils, and Museum staff will be handling live arachnids for visitors to see up close. Gallery 77, first floor

Spiders Alive! - American Museum of Natural History
Through December 02, 2012 - Upper West Side

The American Museum of Natural History announces Spiders Alive!, a new exhibition about the fascinating and complex world of spiders. For centuries, spiders have inspired mythmakers from Ovid to E. B. White to the creators of the eponymous superhero, but their actual role in diverse ecosystems around the globe is just as captivating. Among the most versatile animals on the planet, spiders inhabit every continent but Antarctica and are able to survive in environments that range from deserts to rainforests to crowded cities. "Spiders Alive! continues a tradition of museum exhibitions that bring people, especially children and families, face-to-face with ambassadors from the natural world," says Ellen V. Futter, President of the American Museum of Natural History. "In this exhibition, as in previous popular presentations of live lizards, snakes, frogs, and butterflies, our visitors will meet some of the world's most exotic and fascinating creatures who have much to teach us about the diversity of life, the fragility of natural systems, and our own responsibility to study and steward life on Earth." In Spiders Alive!, visitors will explore spiders' anatomy, diversity, venom, silk, and behavior including little-known defensive mechanisms such as mimicry and noise-making. In addition to live spiders representing 19 species, the exhibition will also include larger-than-life models of spiders, videos, a climbable spider model, and fossils. Museum staff will be handling live arachnids for visitors to see up close, and the exhibition will focus on debunking spider myths, such as: spiders need gravity to build webs, all spiders neglect their offspring, and all spiders are poisonous to humans Spiders are also important predators; without them, insect populations would explode. By one estimate, the spiders on one acre of woodland alone consume more than 80 pounds of insects a year. Scientists have identified over 42,000 species of spiders to date, and they believe that there are at least as many more yet to be discovered. Among the live spiders visitors will encounter in this exhibition are the goliath bird eater, one of the largest spiders in the world, whose prey includes snakes, mice, and frogs; the western black widow, member of one of the few North American spider groups that can be harmful to people; the fishing spider, who senses prey by resting its front legs on the surface of the water; and the golden orb-web spider, which weaves a golden web that can reach more than 3 feet in diameter. Species from other arachnid orders will also be on display, including African whip spiders, whose whip-like feelers, up to 10 inches in length, help the animal find its way; the giant vinegaroon, which may spray a foul-smelling vinegar-like chemical from its abdomen if disturbed; and the desert hairy scorpion, the largest scorpion in America. The exhibition is curated by Norman Platnick, curator emeritus in the Department of Invertebrate Zoology.

Thirty Years of Collecting: Treasures from Intrepid's Collections - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through December 02, 2012 - New York Harbor

Thirty Years of Collecting: Treasures from Intrepid's Collections will showcase objects from the museum's collections related to the historic aircraft carrier Intrepid, Growler submarine, Concorde, and the space shuttle Enterprise. The exhibit will include nearly 30 objects, many of which will be displayed publicly for the first time, such as original helmets, uniforms, letters, photographs, books, and other items that will display the "humanity behind the hardware" of the vessels at the museum.

Absorbed by Color: Art in the 20th Century - Heckscher Museum of Art
Through December 02, 2012 - Huntington

Drawn exclusively from the Museum?s Permanent Collection, this exhibition presents an overview of color theory and its manifestations in various art movements of the 20th century, including Pointillism, Fauvism, Synchromism, Neoplasticism, Abstract Expressionism, Minimalism, and Op art. Through December 2, 2012.

Thirty Years of Excellence: An Intrepid Museum Celebration - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through December 02, 2012 - New York Harbor

Thirty Years of Excellence: An Intrepid Museum Celebration will trace Intrepid's historic journey from being transformed from an aircraft carrier into one of New York City's most iconic cultural institutions. A collection of nearly 40 items including artifacts, video footage, photographs, and other archival materials highlight the major milestones of the museum and its affiliated nonprofit organizations, including the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.

CircusWorX - Canal Park Playhouse
Through December 02, 2012 - Lower Manhattan

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED With a toolbox full of props, Brent McCoy constructs a laugh factory filled with wild physical comedy.

Children's Acting & Puppetry Playdates - Brooklyn at the Center for Anti-Violence Education
Through December 02, 2012 - Park Slope

Children learn communication, socialization, and story structure through theater games and puppets!

'The Tenant' - Theatre for the New City
Through December 02, 2012 - New York

"The Tenant" by Bill Donnelly is a play in which a working-class midtown couple take a Korean immigrant woman into their hearts. Depending on how you see it, it becomes the tragedy of a lonely woman's unsuccessful act of kindness or the perilous seduction of an innocent couple by her mystic approach to love, life and healing. It's a bittersweet everyday story of love and destiny with a "Twilight Zone" touch. Theater for the New City will present the play November 15 to December 2, directed by Vincent J. Balzano. Sam and Babe are the loving, hard working superintendents of a midtown apartment building, into which moves a waifish young Korean woman named Lucky Star. She is deeply Catholic; she is also a numerologist and a healer. She was raised by nuns in Korea and was imprisoned for fighting off her abusive husband with a knife. She inspires pity and support in the American couple, who offer small favors to make her apartment more liveable and to help her start over in New York. Lucky Star is in an odd state of grace, which Babe hopes to gain from and which Sam finds mysteriously alluring. She worked in a "Barber Shop" (a front for a house of prostitution) in her past, but now in New York, she struggles to redeem herself with the purity of the Virgin Mother. When Babe falls tragically ill, she seeks healing through Lucky Star's herbal potions and massages. When Sam loses Babe, he seeks to replace the loss of his wife with the Korean newcomer; she wants to soothe his loneliness but not give him sex. Love, sex and compassion are forces of Nature, but they are out of kilter, as ferociously narrated by Romeo, the pet parrot of Babe and Sam, who is played by a fourth actor. Perceiving the events of the play from his roost in the kitchen, Romeo's dramatic role is that of an amusing, wise Greek Chorus. He represents Nature in a play that artfully balances between the paranormal and the simply disturbing events of everyday life. This is a first New York full production for playwright Bill Donnelly, whose plays have unfolded over many years while he maintained a career in international law. As a young playwright, he was encouraged by the young Ellen Stewart, founding director of La MaMa Experimental Theater Club, although his plays were not produced by La MaMa. While he worked and lived in Belgium, his plays were championed by the prominent director Andre Ernotte. Donnelly's body of work includes three conventional plays, a full-length musical and a trilogy named "La Valse: Night, Candles, Dawn" that is a new art form called Baloperama®--a synchronous fusion of ballet, opera and drama--and will possibly be mounted in the near future. "The Tenant" is a play that had been gestating for a while but burst from Donnelly's mind in 1994, encouraged and facilitated by Bonnie J. Monte, Artistic Director of Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, who directed the play's first reading. The play had staged readings at The Dramatists Guild in 2006, at The Sage Theater in Midtown, NYC in 2007 and at the Bickford Theater at the Morris Museum, NJ, in 2009. It was chosen by the Dramatists Guild in 2010 with seven others in a national competition for the author to attend a special boot camp on the production side of playwriting. In Spring of 2011, "The Tenant" had a very successful four week workshop at The Producers’ Club on West 44th Street, directed by Vincent J. Balzano. Donnelly lives in Tyler Hill, PA but was a long time resident of Morristown, NJ, where he was president of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce for ten years, following a long career as an attorney with Warner-Lambert Company. During his legal and business career, Donnelly wrote avidly and has been recently energized, thanks partly to "The Tenant" being chosen as one of eight plays by the Dramatists Guild of America to participate in a Self-Production Boot Camp. Director Vincent J. Balzano has been an actor and director for many years, working primarily in and around the tri state area. He has also produced a number of shows and benefits and has directed numerous productions, including "Two By Two," "It’s Only a Play," "How to Succeed…," "The Imaginary Invalid," "The Sisters Rosenswieg" and "You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown." Lucky Star is played by Vivian Chu, Sam is played by Carson Lee, Babe is played by Alexandra Lawrence and Romeo, the Parrot, is played by David Rothstadt. The design team are all resident artists of Theater for the New City: set Design is by Mark Marcante; lighting design is by Alexander Bartenieff and costume design is by Susan Hemley. The parrot costume and general design assistance are by Lytza Colon.

Toddler Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Kings Bay branch
Through December 03, 2012 - Homecrest

Babies and toddlers hear stories, sing songs and rhymes, and play.

Map Making and History - Brooklyn Historical Society
Through December 04, 2012 - Brooklyn

This is an event that will focus on early New York history. There will will map making and other art activities to reinforce historical content.

Studio School Tours and Open Houses - The Studio School
Through December 05, 2012 - Upper West Side

The morning tours give you an opportunity to see the teachers and students working together in the classrooms. You will receive an overview of the program and the Studio Approach, and have a Q&A session with the head of school. Studio parents will also be present to meet and greet you.

Jeffrey Maron: Devotion - Affirmation Arts
Through December 08, 2012 - New York

Affirmation Arts is pleased to present Jeffrey Maron: Devotion, a retrospective of Maron’s sculptural work that spans 16 years (1976—2012). The exhibition, which opens with a cocktail reception on October 11, comprises 34 unique works of copper alloy and other materials. Devotion marks the gallery’s premier solo sculptural exhibition. Jeffrey Maron’s work is self-described as “contemporary animism,” drawing on spiritual experiences to transform metals and other materials into works of art. His creative process comprises mind, body and spirit, producing pieces that have their own intrinsic energy and animistic themes. Maron’s work is characterized by paradoxes; it is tough and beautiful, religious and sensual, reminiscent of familiar symbols, yet unique. Maron states, “The activities of my hands are transformative to the materials involved in the creation of my art. My hands know how to change an image or form, into something more than just the reformed material. This necessitates the metamorphosis of the material with a specific energy and intent. This process is difficult to delegate to others. It imbues a unique character to the art that allows it to speak to the viewer's heart without the need for subsequent explanation." After receiving his M.F.A. at Washington University in 1973, Maron went on to win numerous awards including three grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award, and a two-year Fulbright-Hayes Grant for sculpture that allowed him to live and work in Japan where he continued to be influenced by cultures of the world dedicated to animism. Maron’s work can be found in many corporate, public and private collections. The artist lives and works in New York City. Affirmation Arts is an institution comprising an art gallery and studios that provides an anchor to the up-and-coming arts neighborhood on the west side of Manhattan. The gallery offers temporary exhibition space for curators, galleries, artists, and in-house shows. For more information about Affirmation Arts, please visit www.affirmationarts.com.

Times Square Show Revisited - Hunter College Art Galleries
Through December 08, 2012 - New York

The Hunter College Art Galleries are pleased to present Times Square Show Revisited, an in-depth look at the original Times Square Show, scheduled to debut in New York City this Fall from September 14-December 8, 2012. Times Square Show Revisited aims to explore the original exhibition's exposure of New York's burgeoning downtown artistic community in June 1980, which also marked the occasion of many developments in the field, including Jean Michel Basquiat's first appearance in an exhibition as both a painter and graffiti writer SAMO, Nan Goldin's first major presentation of what was to become her seminal Ballad of Sexual Dependency, Jenny Holzer's introduction to the possibility of working with LED lights, and the presentation of experimental works by artists including Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf among others. The Times Square Show, hailed by the Village Voice as "The First Radical Art Show of the 1980s," included some one hundred artists and sprawled across four floors and the basement of a disused massage parlor on the corner of 41st Street and 7th Avenue in New York City. In addition to experimental painting and sculpture, the exhibition incorporated music, fashion, and an ambitious program of performance and video. For many artists, such as Kiki Smith, David Hammons, and Tom Otterness, the exhibition served as a forum for the exchange of ideas, a testing-ground for work in progress, and a catalyst for exploring new artistic directions. With contributions from over 30 artists involved in the original exhibition, Times Square Show Revisited seeks to capture the essence of this historic moment of art making in New York City through a combination of art works, documentary materials, a lively public programming schedule, and a publication that can be counted as an important chronicle of the original exhibition. Curated by post-war art historian and Hunter College graduate Shawna Cooper, in association with Karli Wurzelbacher, art historian and PhD candidate at the University of Delaware, Times Square Show Revisited will be held in Hunter College's Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery. Many of the objects on view will be loaned directly by artists who participated in the 1980 Times Square Show. Jeffrey Deitch's insightful review of the original exhibition for Art in America highlighted the energetic relevance brought to bare by the artist organized exhibition; "The Times Square Show was a challenge to dealers and curators of advanced art who continue to feel that the discreet display of a few pieces of art in an elegant gallery is enough. But it was even more of a challenge to artists who think that their work stops when it leaves the studio, and who leaves its presentation to others." The Times Square Show represents a specific moment in art that paved the way for a par

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