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Today's Family & Kids Activities in Bronx-Nov 29


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!

Justin Bieber - Madison Square Garden
Through November 29, 2012 - Midtown

Don't miss Justin Bieber when he stops by Madison Square Garden for two shows on November 28 and 29 at 7PM. Bieber Fever is taking the world by storm yet again! As millions of fans count down the days until the June 19 release of his fourth studio album, BELIEVE, platinum- selling pop singing sensation Justin Bieber announces a headlining tour of North America. The "Believe" Tour, presented by AEG Live and featuring Carly Rae Jepsen as special guest through January, will begin September 29th in Glendale, Arizona at the Arena and blaze a trail through more than 45 cities before wrapping up in Miami, Florida on January 26, 2013 at the American Airlines Arena.

Stories in Spanish & English - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
November 29, 2012 - Garnerville

Children ages 2-7 are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more in Spanish and English.

Preschool Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
November 29, 2012 - Garnerville

Young readers, ages 3-5, are invited for stories, songs, puppets, and more. Pre-registration is required.

Thursday Morning Storytime: The Toe Show - Barnes & Noble City Center
November 29, 2012 - White Plains

Join Toe every Thursday morning for stories and singing.

3 to 5 Beehive (3-5 year olds) - Pequot Library
November 29, 2012 - Southport

Drop-in and share some weekly theme-based stories on the rug and take home a related craft. No registration required.

Storytime for Tots - Rose Memorial Library
November 29, 2012 - Stony Point

This weekly program introduces toddlers to storytime with simple picture book stories, rhymes, finger plays, and coloring. For ages 24-35 months; pre-registration is required.

Silly Songs, Stories, and Crafts Storytime - Rose Memorial Library
November 29, 2012 - Stony Point

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

Teen Thursdays - Yonkers Public Library - Riverfront
November 29, 2012 - Yonkers

Hang out with Z, the teen librarian, create arts & crafts, play board games/PS3, and more. Open to tweens and teens, ages 12-19. Young Adult Room.

Mother Goose - Windsor Park Library
November 29, 2012 - Bayside

Children ages 8 to 23 months, can enjoy stories, songs, and fingerplays. Preregistration is required.

Storytime - East Elmhurst Library
November 29, 2012 - East Elmhurst

Children ages 18 months to 3 years and their parents or caregivers can enjoy stories, songs, and crafts.

Story Time - Hollis Library
November 29, 2012 - Hollis

Children ages 3 and up can enjoy listening to wonderful stories.

Picture Book Storytime - Lefferts Library
November 29, 2012 - Richmond Hill

Children ages 2 to 5 years can enjoy stories, songs, and dancing. A parent or other caregiver must be present.

Preschool Storytime - Pomonok Library
November 29, 2012 - Flushing

Young childrend ages 3-5 can enjoy stories, songs, and crafts. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Picture Books for Preschoolers - Forest Hills Library
November 29, 2012 - Forest Hills

Children ages 3 to 5 and their parents or other adult caregiver will hear great stories and rhymes, sing songs, learn fingerplays, and do movement activities. Preschoolers develop their language, early literacy, and school readiness skills while having fun. Preregistration begins at 2pm in the Children's Area.

Shirley Valentine - Queens Theatre
November 29, 2012 - Flushing

This event has been cancelled.

Aki Sasamoto - Centripetal Run - The Chocolate Factory Theater
November 29, 2012 - Long Island City

There is a proud stalker in pursuit of a perfect opposite. Between them lies the gray mass of a heavy ocean; matter expands and expunges little bubbles of wishes. Centripetal Run explores parallels between gray situations in personal lives, and electromagnetic radiation that forms the universe. The sculptural arrangement is a theatrical cosmology, and the performer unfolds, negotiates, and psychologically challenges its matter of factness.

Comic Design for Teens - Brooklyn Public Library, Clinton Hill Branch
November 29, 2012 - Clinton Hill

Teens practice and learn illustration techniques for comics and graphic novels.

Children's Movie - Brooklyn Public Library, Leonard branch
November 29, 2012 - Williamsburg

Kids enjoy a kid-friendly movie.

Kids' Tutoring - Brooklyn Public Library, Cypress Hills branch
November 29, 2012 - Cypress Hills

An NYC schoolteacher will be on-hand to offer homework help to kids.

Peekskill Tale Waggers @ The Field - The Field Library
November 29, 2012 - Peekskill

Enjoy a spellbinding program of summer tales featuring trained Tale Waggers. All storytellers and storyteller wannabes are welcome - along with good listeners of all ages.

AjkunBT Presents Legacy, The Odyssey of Albania at Iona College - Christopher J. Murphy Auditorium at Iona College
November 29, 2012 - New Rochelle

This contemporary ballet performed by New Rochelle's own professional ballet company, depicts the rituals rooted deep in history from 2000 BC and impressed on Albanian culture by the Romans, the Byzantine Empire and the Islamic faith. Leonard Ajkun's exciting and daring choreography performed by the inspired company touches on the contemporary social topics such as discrimination against women, immigrants and religion. This exciting full ballet performance, a first for Iona, is not to be missed! This Performance is made possible in part by sponsorship from the New Rochelle Council of the Arts.

Arctic Explorers John Huston and Toby Thorleifsson - Maritime Aquarium
November 29, 2012 - Norwalk

Find out what would drive two men to walk across hundreds of miles of frigid and isolated Arctic wilderness when explorers John Huston and Toby Thorleifsson share tales of past exploits and their plans for an upcoming 90-day journey expedition across 630 miles of one of the last untouched wildernesses on Earth, the Canadian Arctic.

NY Islanders vs. Philadelphia Flyers - Nassau Coliseum
November 29, 2012 - Uniondale

Come out and root for your favorite hockey team.

Mother Goose Time - Wilton Library
November 29, 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.

Wii Fun For Kids - White Plains Public Library
November 29, 2012 - White Plains

The competition for boys and girls in grades 1-5 takes place on the big screen in The Trove's Galaxy Hall. Tickets distributed 30 minutes in advance.

AjkunBT Presents Legacy, The Odyssey of Albania - Christopher J. Murphy Auditorium at Iona College
November 29, 2012 - New Rochelle

This full, contemporary ballet performed by New Rochelle's own professional ballet company, depicts the rituals rooted deep in history from 2000 BC and impressed on Albanian culture by the Romans, the Byzantine Empire, and the Islamic faith. Leonard Ajkun's choreography touches on contemporary social topics such as discrimination against women, immigrants, and religion. Made possible in part by sponsorship from the New Rochelle Council of the Arts.

Cross-Stitch Circle - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
November 29, 2012 - Upper West Side

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

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 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

The Voyageurs (Film) - Garvies Point Museum and Preserve
November 29, 2012 - Glen Cove

This film follows a brigade of French Canadian voyageurs on a canoe journey from Montreal through Lake Huron to Grand Portage, colorfully depicting the way of life, work and hardships of the hardy adventurous men who were the backbone of North America's 18th century fur trade.

Open Mic Night - Hillside Public Library
November 29, 2012 - New Hyde Park

Enjoy a night of watching local bands and poets. Open Mic Night at the end.

DST3K Presents: “Plan 9 From Outer Space” - Laughing Devil Comedy Club
November 29, 2012 - New York

Devil Science Theater 3000 is an interactive event where the audience plays drinking games and makes fun of terrible movies while being egged on by professional comedians in the crowd! Tickets are $5 and there is no drink minimum. More information at:

9th Annual Global Food & Wine Event - Guastavino's Midtown
November 29, 2012 - New York

Rescheduled from 11/16. The BCA will celebrate its 9th annual Global Food and Wine Experience to take place at Guastavino's, located at 409 East 59th Street (underneath the 59th Street Bridge) in New York City on Friday, November 16th from 7 PM to 10:30 PM. During this event, over 50 chefs, wine and spirit merchants, and hundreds of food connoisseurs will come together to create a platform for extraordinary culinary exploration. As part of the event's unique experience, more than 50 culinary students will be working side by side with New York's premier industry professionals as they prepare and unveil the latest trends. The event highlights will include a culinary sampling from select restaurants paired with winemakers, distributors and outlets from around the world as well as restaurants pairing gourmet tastings with wines and spirits. This event is not only a fantastic experience for the guests in attendance, but a wonderful opportunity for culinary students to get hands-on experience and exposure working in an up-scale, professional atmosphere alongside professionals that they aspire to become in the future.

Soprano Jennifer Zetlan in Recital - Alice Tully Hall
November 29, 2012 - New York

Winner of the 2012 Alice Tully Vocal Arts Recital Award Jennifer Zetlan, soprano David Shimoni, piano HANDEL O Sleep, Why Dost Thou Leave Me? GRIEG Lauf der Welt, Verschwiegene Nachtigall, Ein Traum BRAHMS Von ewiger Liebe STRAUSS Die Nacht DEBUSSY Apparition NICO MUHLY Far Away Songs * WOLF Nixe Binsefuss, Elfenlied, Die Geister am Mummelsee BARBER A Green Lowland of Pianos GRANADOS La maja y el ruisenor RIMSKY-KORSAKOV K Moje Pesne, Po debu polunochi, Son v'letnuyu noch' SHOSTAKOVICH Son (Barcarola) from Spanish Songs RACHMANINOFF Son * World premiere, Juilliard commission Juilliard presents soprano Jennifer Zetlan, an alumna of Juilliard, in her Alice Tully Hall recital debut as the recipient of the unique Alice Tully Vocal Arts Recital Award, which provides an important public performance for singers on the threshold of their professional careers. The program features the world premiere of a Juilliard-commissioned work by fellow Juilliard alumnus, composer Nico Muhly. The annual award is endowed by the Alice Tully Foundation Tickets $30 and $15 available 11/1 at the Alice Tully Hall Box Office, by calling CenterCharge (212) 721-6500, or online Half-price tickets for students and seniors, TDF accepted at the Alice Tully Hall Box Office only

Yak Packers Early Childhood Art Making - Rubin Museum of Art Education Center `
November 29, 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.

Sonatenabend - Paul Hall (The Juilliard School)
November 29, 2012 - New York

Pianists from Juilliard's Collaborative Piano Department perform sonata repertoire in collaboration with student instrumentalists FREE; no tickets required

Disney on Ice: 'Rockin' Ever After' - Barclays Center
November 29, 2012 - Prospect Heights/Park Slope

Some of Disney's most well-known characters (Ariel, Rapunzel, Merida, and even Mickey and Minnie) appear on ice to enchant your kids.

Let's Talk About Talking: Speech and Language Development in Children - In Good Company Offices
November 29, 2012 - Chelsea

How do we encourage language? Why is language important to cognitive development? What do we do when we can't understand a child? What can we do when language doesn't seem to be progressing? When should parents seek the help of professionals? Rachel Fisch-Kaplan, clinical director and senior speech language pathologist at CommuniKids, will answer these questions and many more in this interactive discussion. Rachel's approach to speech and language intervention is one where she actively collaborates with parents and teachers to foster development in children with speech and language delays. Her naturalistic therapy style relieves anxiety and promotes language learning through everyday routines and activities. Rachel Fisch-Kaplan MS CCC-SLP, is the clinical director of CommuniKids, a speech, language and occupational therapy center with offices in New York City and Summit, New Jersey.

Free Homework Help and Parent Workshops - Club Z! In Home Tutors
November 29, 2012 - Oceanside

Tutors will walk parents and students through a focused activity and then help with general homework questions. Workshops are free and snacks are provided. Invite friends, family, and students. This event is open to anyone, not just Club Z! members. RSVP to Topics: ADD/ADHD tips(11/1); Reading Comprehension (11/8); PSAT/SAT tips (11/15); Organization/Study skills (11/29); ADD/ADHD tips (12/6) and Reading Comprehension (12/13).

Dialogue with Three Chords presents work from new playwright as a benefit for local Veteran-run Charity - Mr. Dennehy's
November 29, 2012 - New York

Dialogue with Three Chords presents “Lots” from playwright Sean Meehan, “Lots” as a benefit for the veteran-run charity On Behalf Of a Grateful Nation. Meehan has been a featured actor in previous Dialogue with Three Chords productions. The show also features live music from on November 29 at 8pm downstairs at Mr. Dennehy’s pub on 63 Carmine Street in Manhattan. Admission is free with $3 suggested donation. All proceeds will benefit On Behalf of a Grateful Nation who raise money to benefit veterans and their families in the New York and New England area. ‘Lots’ is a play for one actor, featuring Meehan in the role he describes as “a man obsessively and repeatedly returns to an event in his past, the catching and killing of a mouse, until he finds the truth beneath the surface." The play is the first work from Meehan, who writes the piece after years as an actor. “A few years ago I found myself daydreaming at a rent paying job I was doing at the time. I’d find myself making up characters, thinking of the perfect auditions, and then one day I realized…write them down. Make your own audition.” In addition to his work with Dialogue with Three Chords, Meehan performed in “NEXT,” a WWII era drama written by Dialogue with Three Chords founder Stephen Gracia. Gracia worked closely with Meehan to develop “Lots” for performance. “It wouldn’t be much of an exaggeration to say that Stephen is the reason I wrote this,” says Meehan. After prompting from Gracia, Meehan sent him the writing he’d begun but never finished. “The next afternoon I had a full page of helpful critique. Since then I have been running drafts by him...Dialogue with Three Chords has been the place that I have kept my artistic half alive.” The show also features a live musical performance from Joe Whyte ( For more information about On Behalf of a Grateful Nation, the veteran founded organization the performance will benefit, visit: ‘’. More information on Dialogue with Three Chords can be found at: Dialogue with Three Chords was founded by Stephen Gracia and Michael LoPorto and applies the do-it-yourself philosophy of punk to the stage and features short plays and live music. Their work has also been produced at Sargent Theatre, Makor Theater, DUMBO Theatre Exchange, Levenson Hall at Brooklyn College, and the Theaters at 45 Bleecker. ###

Language Immersion at LICM - Long Island Children's Museum
November 29, 2012 - Garden City

Why not introduce another language to your child while they are young and receptive to new things? These French workshops are drop in and do not require advance sign up. A different theme will be covered each week and a class project and song will be used to reinforce learning. Take home activities will also be distributed at the end of each class.

The Family & Professional Resource Fair - Church of St. Paul the Apostle
November 29, 2012 - Upper West Side

For parents, family members, people with developmental disabilities, and professionals. Free cash raffles for Manhattan families. Receive a free updated Manhattan Family Support Directory and other valuable resource materials.

First Book - Manhattan's Winter Soirée - Midtown 1015
November 29, 2012 - New York

Come out to eat, drink and celebrate First Book – Manhattan at our Winter Soirée! During this two-hour event, guests will enjoy delicious fare, an open wine, beer and liquor bar, live DJ and fabulous raffle and auction prizes including three trips of a lifetime. First Book – Manhattan is excited to celebrate another great year and a wonderful organization, Harlem Village Academies (HVA). A network of charter schools in Harlem, New York, HVA aims for a higher standard: students who think critically, argue passionately, and take ownership of their learning. Proceeds of this year’s Winter Soirée will go directly to HVA, so they may continue to enrich students’ education with the gift of books. When: Thursday, November 29, 2012 7:30PM-9:30PM Where: Midtown1015 1015 2nd Ave (between 53rd St & 54th St) Tickets: 50 online, $45 for groups of 5 or more, $60 at the door, 21+ Purchase your tickets today at All proceeds go directly toward buying new books for those children who need them most in New York City. To learn more about First Book – Manhattan or to make a donation, visit

LAURA OSNES sings Maury Yeston - 54 Below
Through November 29, 2012 - New York

Holiday Boutique - JCC of Mid-Westchester
November 29, 2012 - Scarsdale

A variety of jewelry, accessories, stationery, clothing, and more. Contact Julie Dorfman for more information at x412, or email

2012 Fairfield Christmas Tree Festival Children's Event - The Burr Homestead
November 29, 2012 - Fairfield

Enjoy a surprise visit from Santa Claus, festive arts & crafts, holiday face painting, and an animated magic show by Nick Morriello as Mr. Abracadabra. Feast on a delicious chicken & pasta dinner and salad provided by A&S, bread from Billy’s Bakery, and holiday cookies from The Pantry. Then join an old-fashioned Christmas stroll to watch the annual tree lighting at the Fairfield Town Hall. Tickets may be purchased through the website. Advance reservations are limited and required Festival admission included with ticket. For more information, please email

(BELVEDERE) RED Night Lights - Gansevoort Plaza
November 29, 2012 - New York

Join us on Thursday, November 29th as (BELVEDERE)RED transforms New York's Meatpacking District into an outdoor art installation and nightclub experience featuring a special performance by one of the biggest names in electro-funk. (BELVEDERE) RED Night Lights is launching in support of (RED) and World AIDS Day. Since winter 2011, 50% of Belvedere’s profits from the global sale of (BELVEDERE)RED contributes to the Global Fund to fight HIV/AIDS in Africa.

NAACP Brooklyn Branch 2012 Freedom Fund & Awards Ceremony - Brooklyn Sheraton
November 29, 2012 - Brooklyn

HONORING OUR LEADERSHIP, LEGACY & ACHIEVEMENTS” NAACP BROOKLYN BRANCH SIXTH ANNUAL FREEDOM FUND & AWARDS CEREMONY Thursday, November 29, 2012 EVENT: Honorees Freedom Star Award: Andrew Kimball, President & CEO, Brooklyn Navy Yard Dev. Lucille Rose Living Legend Award: Mr. Albert Wiley & Ms. Bernice Wiley Valiant Service Award: Jennifer Jones-Austin & Family Religious Service Award: Rev. Agnes Blackmon, Westminster-Bethany Presbyterian Entrepreneurship Award: Jean Alerte, owner of Brooklyn Swirl Rodney Dent Award: Gloria Benfield Young Leaders Award: Gabrielle Williams & Victor Fernandez Date: Thursday, November 29, 2012 Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm Place: Brooklyn Sheraton, 228 Duffield Street, Brooklyn, NY Ticket Price: Freedom Fighter: $250; Supporter: $100; Member: $65 Master of Ceremony: Elon James White

Lunch Rocks - Whiskey Trader
November 29, 2012 - New York

Lunch Rocks is the only lunch time dance party in Manhattan! We provide a DJ, music, and food, you provide the moves. It is the perfect occasion to get away from the office for a few minutes. With your $15 entrance fee you get a Lunch Rocks Lunch Box, which includes a sandwich or wrap, a fruit, a cookie, and chips. You can easily take the lunch box back to work. The next Lunch Rocks is taking place THIS Thursday, November 29th, 2012 from 12:30 to 2PM at 71 West 55th Street (between 5th & 6th Avenues) in Midtown Manhattan. It will be the most fun lunch you have ever had. Get your tickets now on!

'Little Red Riding Hood' - Circle in the Square Theatre
November 29, 2012 - Midtown West

Circle in the Square Theatre School will present "Little Red Riding Hood," a musical for children. This 50-minute musical version of the timeless fable is adapted by Lani Brockman, with music and lyrics by Susan Bardsley, and directed by Isaac Dayley. Little Red Riding Hood on roller skates? A vegetarian Big Bad Wolf? Little Red must overcome the challenge of getting a very large birthday cake past a very hungry Wolf to Grandmother's House. The cast, all graduates of Circle in the Square Theatre School, includes: Ashley Brooke (Little Red); Samantha Ballard (Grandmother); Nate Jensen (The Hunter); and David Lind (The Wolf). Following each performance, there will be a Q&A with the cast members. "Little Red Riding Hood" opens this year's Three Plays for Grades K-6, the popular program that began in 1994. This year's series is dedicated to the memory of Theodore Mann (1924-2012), co-founder of the Theatre and until last winter, artistic director of both Circle in the Square and its acclaimed Theatre School. "Little Red Riding Hood," will be followed by "Cinderella, The Oldest Story Ever Told," a perennial favorite written by David F. Eliet. This multicultural version features Cinderella tales from China, India, and Africa (Feb. 4-8 and Feb. 11-15). The series concludes with "The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe," dramatized by le Clanche du Rand, from the classic by C.S. Lewis (March 18-22). Circle in the Square Theatre School, established in 1961, is one of the country's premier schools of professional training for actors and singers, and is the only conservatory in a Broadway theater. In addition to school and public performances of children's plays, the school also conducts classes on playwriting for third graders (at P.S. 11), with their short plays performed by graduate actors on Circle's Broadway stage.

B.B. King - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
Through November 30, 2012 - New York

His reign as King of the Blues has been as long as that of any monarch on earth. Yet B.B. King continues to wear his crown well. At age 76, he is still light on his feet, singing and playing the blues with relentless passion. Time has no apparent effect on B.B., other than to make him more popular, more cherished, more relevant than ever. Don't look for him in some kind of semi-retirement; look for him out on the road, playing for people, popping up in a myriad of T.V. commercials, or laying down tracks for his next album. B.B. King is as alive as the music he plays, and a grateful world can't get enough of him.

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 for details.

AHRC Suffolk Holiday Fair - AHRC Suffolk
Through November 30, 2012 - Bohemia

Find something for everyone- baked goods, ornaments, jewelry, gift baskets and more. Don't miss out on the Menorah presentation & Tree lighting. There will be a Barbershop Chorus and hot chocolate and cookies for all to enjoy. No outside vendors accepted. For more information, call 631-585-0100.

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: or call 1 914 216-9803.

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: 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.

JAY MOHR - Gotham Comedy Club
Through December 01, 2012 - New York

Jay Mohr: The multi-talented Jay Mohr's career has spanned over two decades. He first walked on stage to do stand-up comedy at the young age of sixteen and quickly received audience notice with his dead-on impressions of Christopher Walken, Tracy Morgan, Al Pacino, Robert DeNiro, Norm MacDonald and Ina Gartner from The Food Network. Most recently Jay starred on the hit CBS television series "Gary Unmarried," where he solidified his talent on the silver screen. He also created, executive produced and hosted "Last Comic Standing," which was on the air for six seasons. On Nov. 30, shows at 8:30pm & 10:30pm. On Dec. 1, shows at 8pm and 10pm.

The Nutcracker Circus Suite - The House of Yes
Through December 01, 2012 - Brooklyn

The Nutcracker Circus Suite combines circus, dance, and theater to create an immersive and magical experience. When you arrive, you are at the classic opening party scene with us, and as Clara's world unfolds you are there too. Snowflakes, sweets, ballerinas, and aerialists surround and astound in this exciting show that adults and children are all sure to love. Come experience the Nutcracker. Nov 29th &30th at 8pm Dec 1st & 2nd at 6:30pm tickets:

36th Annual Margaret Mead Film Festival - American Museum of Natural History
Through December 02, 2012 - Upper West Side

The 2012 Margaret Mead Film Festival, as the preeminent showcase for contemporary cultural storytelling, will screen 29 outstanding films and host special multi-media events and performances. The Margaret Mead Film Festival strives to illuminate the complexity and diversity of peoples and cultures from around the world. Encompassing a broad spectrum of creative storytelling from indigenous community media to experimental documentaries, the films present a range of cultural perspectives and offer forums for discussion with filmmakers and renowned speakers. Film highlights and events of this year's lineup include: The Other Half of Tomorrow, directed by Sadia Shepard and Samina Quraeshi OPENING NIGHT: Thursday, November 29, at 8 pm A world premiere and Margaret Mead Filmmaker Award contender, this series of vivid vignettes explores the disparate realities of contemporary Pakistan through the perspectives of women. Bhangra Dance Party with DJ Rekha Friday, November 30 at 10 pm DJ Rekha, founder and host of the legendary Basement Bhangra and Bollywood Disco parties, lights up the Cullman Hall of the Universe with a feast of South Asian sound, color, and movement. Maori Boy Genius, directed by Pietra Brettkelly Saturday, December 1, at 8:30 pm A U.S. premiere and Margaret Mead Filmmaker Award contender, this film follows 16-year-old Ngaa Rauuira, a prodigy and national hero. How will he rise to the extraordinary challenge of being the voice and hope of the Maori community while dealing with the ordinary trials of being a teenager? Whose Story Is It? Saturday, December 1, at 6 pm This program is an interactive event that will explore the role of stories in our contemporary lives and dig deep into the theme of this year's festival: Whose Story Is It? Part of this year's Mead Dialogues, Story Lounge participants include anthropologist Pegi Vail, Moth founder George Green and artistic director Catherine Burns, POV executive director Simon Kilmurry, and StoryCorps senior producer Michael Garofalo and producer Lizzie Jacobs. Jai Bhim Comrade, directed by Anand Patwardhan Sunday, December 2, at 1:30 pm A New York premiere, the film is a 14-year examination by acclaimed political documentarian Anand Patwardhan of the music of protest of the Dalit, India's "untouchable" caste. The Margaret Mead Film Festival is proudly produced by the American Museum of Natural History. In conjunction with the new exhibition Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture (opening November 17), the festival will also present special food-themed films, including Himself He Cooks and Sweet Dreams. In the spirit of exploration, the Museum will open the vault to the AMNH archives and showcase scientific expedition filmmaking, including rarely seen early 20th-century Carl Akeley footage to present-day field research. WHEN Thursday, November 29 to Sunday, December 2, 2012 WHERE American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street Samual J. and Ethel LeFrak Theater, Kaufmann Theater, Linder Theater, and Leonhardt People Center TICKETS $15 Opening and Closing nights screenings or $12 for Members, students, and senior citizens; $12 general public Tickets can be purchased by phone at 212-769-5200, online at, or at any of the American Museum of Natural History admission desks. For more information or to request a schedule by mail, the public should call 212-769-5305 or download the schedule at

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.

Disney on Ice's 'Rockin' Ever After' - The Barclays Center
Through December 02, 2012 - Brooklyn

Mickey and Minnie have searched the globe for the hippest and hottest acts to perform in Disney On Ice’s “Rockin Ever After,” and are bringing them all to the brand new Barclays Center in Brooklyn! In the nine performances being held from Tuesday, Nov. 27 to Sunday, Dec. 2, all of your favorite Disney characters will compete to be the next superstar in comical segments leading up to the tales of show stopping princesses – Ariel, Rapunzel, Belle, and Merida from Disney•Pixar’s BRAVE in her ice debut! Rockin’ Ever After remixes the stories of Disney’s most adventurous heroines with upbeat music and energetic choreography that will have audiences singing, dancing and cheering for their beloved Disney idols. Disney on Ice show “Rockin’ Ever After” will go on sale Friday, July 20th at 10am through Ticketmaster or

Kidd Pivot The Tempest Replica - The Joyce Theater
Through December 02, 2012 - New York

Grabbing well-deserved international attention, former Ballet Frankfurt dancer Crystal Pite fuses classical dance with structured improvisation and a strong theatrical sensibility. In The Tempest Replica, she uses the island setting of Shakespeare's The Tempest as a metaphor for isolation, captivity, and desire. She juxtaposes this setting to a nostalgic cityscape that evokes longing. This is an intriguing work in which chalk-white replicas deliver the story's essential plot, while its underlying tensions are fleshed out by real characters who articulate powerful emotion through dance.

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.

Garden of Delights - Theater for the New City
Through December 02, 2012 - New York

Theater for the New City with the support of Spain Culture New York-Consulate General of Spain presents The New State Theatre Company’s GARDEN OF DELIGHTS by Fernando Arrabal November 15-December 2, 2012 at Theater for the New City The Theater for the New City with the support of Spain Culture New York-Consulate General of Spain presents The New Stage Theatre Company’s Garden of Delights, written by Fernando Arrabal and directed by Ildiko Nemeth (NY Innovative Theatre Award nominee), with original music by Jon Gilbert Leavitt (Outmusic Award winner). Garden of Delights runs from November 15 to December 2, 2012 in a limited engagement at Theater for the New City’s Johnson Theater, located at 155 First Avenue between 9th and 10th Streets in New York City. Previews begin November 15 for a November 17 opening. Performances are Thursdays – Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm. There is no performance on Thursday, November 22. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased online at or by calling 212-868-4444. The running time is 90 minutes. For more information visit A beautiful and troubled actress, Lais, is tortured by guilt and isolated in her palatial home. As she fields prying calls from a live celebrity talk show, her memories and emotions manifest before her. In Fernando Arrabal’s Garden of Delights, the lines between reality, imagination and remembering blur. Lais is forced to confront the ghosts of her past, and the injuries she has sustained and inflicted. The cast includes Kaylin Lee Clinton (NY Innovative Theatre Award nominee), Belle Caplis (NY Innovative Theatre Award nominee), Brandon Olson, Chris Tanner, Geraldine Dulex, Denice Kondik (NY Innovative Theatre Award nominee), Francisca Magalhães, Valerie Miller, Florencia Minniti, Devin Nelson, Emma Pettersson, Alexandra Pike, Juliana Silva and Jeanne Lauren Smith. The creative team includes Ildiko Nemeth (Set Design), NY Innovative Theatre Award nominee Federico Restrepo (Lighting Design), Egle Paulauskaite (Costume Design), Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger (Projection Design), Ildiko Nemeth and Catherine Correa (Movement) and Fabiyan Pemble-Belkin (Principal Administrator). ABOUT THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY (TNC) is a Pulitzer Prize winning community cultural center that is known for its high artistic standards and widespread community service. One of New York’s most prolific theatrical organizations, TNC produces 30-40 premieres of new American plays per year, at least 10 of which are by emerging and young playwrights. Many influential theater artists of the last quarter century have found TNC’s Resident Theater Program instrumental to their careers, among them Sam Shepard, Moises Kaufman, Richard Foreman, Charles Busch, Maria Irene Fornes, Miguel Piñero, Jean-Claude van Itallie, Vin Diesel, Oscar Nuñez, Laurence Holder, Romulus Linney and Academy Award Winners Tim Robbins and Adrien Brody. TNC also presents plays by multi-ethnic/multi-disciplinary theater companies who have no permanent home. Among the well-known companies that have been presented by TNC are Mabou Mines, the Living Theater, Bread and Puppet Theater, the San Francisco Mime Troupe and COBU, the Japanese women's drumming and dance group. TNC also produced the Yangtze Repertory Company’s 1997 production of BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH, which was the only play ever produced in America by Gao Xingjian before he won the 2000 Nobel Prize for Literature. TNC seeks to develop theater audiences and inspire future theater artists from the often-overlooked low-income minority communities of New York City by producing minority writers from around the world and by bringing the community into theater and theater into the community through its many free Festivals. TNC productions have won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and over 42 OBIE Awards for excellence in every theatrical discipline. TNC is also the only Theatrical Organization to have won the Mayor's Stop The Volence award. ABOUT THE NEW STAGE THEATRE COMPANY The New Stage Theatre Company (NSTC) was founded in 2002 by Ildiko Nemeth to bring international artists together through culturally diverse collaborations, and to introduce New York audiences to the work of underrepresented foreign playwrights. Since then NSTC has built its reputation as a “daring downtown experimental group” (Back Stage) with a flair for the dramatically and visually surreal. In 2012 The New York Innovative Theatre Awards cited NSTC’s 10th Anniversary as a “story of the year,” remarking on the company’s “unique brand of sophisticated, inspired and startling stage craft.” ABOUT SPAIN CULTURE NEW YORK – CONSULATE GENERAL OF SPAIN Spain Culture New York is the Cultural Office of the Consulate General of Spain in New York City and belongs to Spain Arts & Culture: the network of organizations supporting Spain's culture and language in the US. This network promotes culture and art, and strives to strengthen bilateral cultural, artistic and academic exchanges. This cultural network also presents many arts programs - featuring dance, music, visual arts, literature, humanities, architecture, and design - in a variety of venues, also in collaboration with relevant American entities throughout the country. Garden of Delights November 15-December 2, 2012 ? WHEN: Thursdays – Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm. There is no performance on Thursday, November 22. LOCATION: Theater for the New City- Johnson Theater, 155 First Avenue, NYC Tickets available at or by calling 212-868-4444.

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 o