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TODAY'S FAMILY & KIDS ACTIVITIES IN BRONX-SEP 9

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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!.

Romantic Moods for Lovers featuring Michael Mwenso, Brianna Thomas, and Charenee Wade - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center
September 09, 2013 - New York

With Joe Saylor, drums.

Friends of the Scarsdale Library Book Sale - Scarsdale Public Library
September 09, 2013 - Scarsdale

Over 60,000 books in every category, including thousands of Children's and Young Adult, many like new. Through September 15.

Pay What You Wish Week - CUMBE Center for African and Diaspora Dance
September 09, 2013 - Fort Greene

Cumbe offers a Pay-As-You-Wish week from Sept. 9th-15th in which prospective students, ages 1-12, can try out some of the Center's classes. Among them are introductions to creative movement with a multicultural flair and classes that combine dance, drumming, and song. There are also classes in hip hop and street jazz, dance theater, acrobatics, and more.

Munchkin Monday - Palisades Center Mall
September 09, 2013 - West Nyack

Parents and their favorite toddler are invited to this monthly, musical event hosted by the Palisades Center and presented by Rockland Parent. This month, kids can do a special, ceramics activities. Supplies are limited; first come, first served.

Learn to Grow - Long Island City Library
September 09, 2013 - Long Island City

Learn to grow food organically in the learning gardens. Hands-on activities include seed planting, transplanting, watering, making compost, and harvesting. Children under the age of 4 must be accompanied by an adult.

Nature Bugs Storytime - Greenburgh Nature Center
September 09, 2013 - Scarsdale

An hour of nature fun for children ages 3-5 years and parents/caregivers. Meet a museum animal, hear a story, do a craft, or play a nature game. Except in extreme weather conditions, a portion of each class is spent outdoors. Admittance closes 15 minutes after the start of the program. No pre-registration or pre-payment required.

Brooklyn Open - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
September 09, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Teens enjoy an open mic event where poets, spoken work artists, emcees, scholars and activists to share their powerful and important voices. Run by youth for youth, with youth DJs, youth hosts and a monthly featured poet.

Mother Goose - Fresh Meadows Library
September 09, 2013 - Fresh Meadows

Infants and their caretakers enjoy a half-hour of nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays and simple picture books.

Liquor & Cocktail Tasting - Faces & Names
September 09, 2013 - New York

Join the popular midtown lounge as they sample and prepare cocktails with Chambord Vodka, Jack Daniel Honey Whiskey, Herradura Tequila, and offer appetizers. Tickets are $20 at the door; $12 in advance.

Arthur Ashe Learning Center - New York Hall of Science
Through September 09, 2013 - Flushing Meadows, Queens

A new interactive exhibition about tennis legend Arthur Ashe will open at the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) on August 24. Presented in collaboration with the Arthur Ashe Learning Center (AALC), the AALC Inspirational Tour will be open through September 9, the 45th anniversary of Ashe's victory at the inaugural U.S. Open in 1968. General admission to NYSCI is free during the run of the Inspirational Tour thanks to generous support from the AALC. Arthur Ashe won three Grand Slam singles titles during his career. In addition to the U.S. Open, he won the Australian Open in 1970 and Wimbledon in 1975. After retiring from competition in 1980, Ashe became a commentator for ABC Sports, a writer for Time and other publications, and continued his activism against South African Apartheid. As captain of the U.S. Davis Cup team, Ashe led a team of American greats like John McEnroe, Peter Fleming and Jimmy Connors to Davis Cup championships in 1981 and 1982. In 1981 he also served as national chairman of the American Heart Association. In 1983, Ashe contracted HIV from a blood transfusion following a coronary bypass surgery, but this did not become evident until he was diagnosed with the AIDS virus in 1988. He continued his activism in South Africa and at home in the U.S. until his death in 1993. The AALC Inspirational Tour uses touchscreens, motion paintings, augmented reality, and health and wellness challenges to provide insight into subjects of great significance in Ashe's life, including sports, tennis, education, health and public service. Exhibit components include: Virtual Motion Paintings – Three photographs of Arthur Ashe that "talk" to visitors as they approach. Arthur Ashe Timeline – A touchscreen timeline of some of the highlights of Arthur Ashe's life set in the context of world events. Interactive Tennis Challenge – Participants answer tennis-related trivia while playing an action-packed touch-screen tennis match. Arthur and Me – Visitors use an interactive kiosk to to create a photo of themselves with Arthur Ashe. Healthy Living Challenge – Guests join Arthur Ashe for some challenging, interactive and fun exercises while learning about health and wellness. Monster Board Heart Challenge – Using a touchscreen, multiple visitors can learn about their heart so they too can become health advocates. Tree of Service – As visitors interact with a screen image of a tree, they enter their name and answer personal questions as they learn about Arthur Ashe's life of service. The Inspirational Tour exhibition will close on September 9 with a special reception hosted by the AALC. Tickets for the reception can be purchased in advance at www.ArthurAshe.org. During the AALC Inspirational Tour, NYSCI will be open to the general public from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

WEE Studio - Children's Museum of the Arts
September 09, 2013 - West Village

It's all about the wee ones in the WEE Art Studio. Dedicated to children ages 5 and younger, this studio offers a variety of age appropriate workshops, including painting, drawing, drumming, story time, music time and much more.

Munchkin Music Club - Museum of Motherhood
September 09, 2013 - Upper East Side

Join a sing-a-long every week with James and enjoy free play after in the Museum of Motherhood play space.

Laughing Buddha Comedy with Janeane Garofalo, Jeff Lawrence, Chris DeStefano, Dante Nero and more! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
September 09, 2013 - New York

2013 US Open Tennis Championships - USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
Through September 09, 2013 - Flushing

We can think of one good reason to look forward to the end of the summer, especially if you're a big-time tennis fan: the 2013 US Open Tennis Championships. The first rounds begin on the 26th with the women's and men's finals on Sept. 8th & 9th, respectively.

Family Fitness at My Fun Place - Farmingdale Public Library
September 09, 2013 - Farmingdale

Want to do an activity that the whole family can join in? Here's a great way to get fit and to bond with your family at the same time. Join Fitness Instructor Claire Guidone for this fun fitness program.

Simple Cooking: Apple Pie Cupcakes - East Meadow Public Library
September 09, 2013 - East Meadow

Love to eat? Then here's a perfect easy cooking program for family and friends to share together. The cooking materials fee is non-refundable. You will have the food to take home. Space is limited; registration required.

Playtime at the Zoo - Bergen County Zoo
September 09, 2013 - Paramus

Toddlers with a parent or caregiver are invited to play with age-appropriate toys and meet an "animal of the week" before heading out into the zoo. No registration is required however adults must stay with children during the program.

Songs in the Attic: The Music of Billy Joel - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
September 09, 2013 - New York

Since the release of Piano Man in 1973, Billy Joel has had 33 Top 40 hits spanning three decades, all written by the man himself. He has been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Long Island Music Hall of Fame, and the Hit Parade Hall of Fame. Songs in the Attic is a musical tribute conceived and presented with a tremendous amount of detail and affection for the material by Long Island veteran singer and piano player David Clark. Formed in 2011 and having recently roared through debut performances in front of thousands of people at the WBAB-sponsored Jones Beach Boardwalk bandshell summer concert series, as well as the Nesconset Gazebo summer concert series, Clark entertains the audience and continues to gain notoriety with stunningly accurate piano playing and lead vocals, combined with dynamic and high-energy band performances. Songs in the Attic has had the privilege of presenting its entertaining show with the contributions of many incredible NY musicians, including Gary Gonzalez on drums, John Mistretta on electric and acoustic guitars and mandolin, Marty Kersich and Dan Cipriano on saxophone, Rich Forman, Steve Belfer, and Phil Greco on keyboards, Elana Hayden on background vocals, and Mike Leslie, Frank Scavone, and Lester Saldinger on bass guitar. - See more at: http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=3213#sthash.b7WGpr4p.dpuf

Fashion Panel at Touch of Spain Pop Up - Roger Smith Hotel
September 09, 2013 - New York

The pop-up will feature a Fashion Panel with panelists from Emerging Designer, Lionesque, Showroom Seven and Bazz de Grant Jewelers. The speakers will discuss strategies for emerging desigers, approach to new markets and more.

Natural Wonders with Dr. Bill: Star Children - Manhasset Public Library
September 09, 2013 - Manhasset

This workshop with Dr. Bill Thierfelder, a docent-guide at The American Museum of Natural History, explores everything from the origins of the universe to the microscopic world at our feet and the many startling wonders in between. Discover stars, planets, oceans, wild mammals, insects, and human origins and a world of remarkable things that make our universe the spectacular place that it is.

Mets vs. Nationals - Citi Field
September 09, 2013 - Flushing

Cheer on David Wright, Marlon Byrd and the Amazin's when they take on their division rivals from the beltway, Washington Nationals.

Bryant Park Square Dance - Bryant Park
September 09, 2013 - New York

Square dancing hits the big city in Bryant Park! September 9th, 20th, and 25th from 5:30pm – 9:00pm. Come on down for a promenading, do-si-do-ing good time at a series of free dance parties like no other, with a whole lot of ‘wichcraft food and drink, live music, and fun. No experience? No partner? No problem! We’ll pair you up and our experts will teach you the steps. Dust off those cowboy boots and belt buckles, because donning your festive country best is encouraged. We’ve got a few surprises in store, like western themed giveaways and chances to win tickets on Southwest Airlines, so you won’t want to miss this one. Yeehaw!

Wee Ones - Greenwich Library
September 09, 2013 - Greenwich

This thirty minute drop-in program is designed for toddlers 12-24 months with a parent/caregiver. Enjoy simple stories, songs, movement and finger plays. A great way to introduce children to the wonderful world of books.

New York City Opera and BAM: Anna Nicole with Mark-Anthony Turnage - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
September 09, 2013 - New York

Excerpts from the highly-anticipated opera about the flamboyant life and tragic death of Anna Nicole Smith will be performed prior to its U.S. premiere at BAM. Composer Mark-Anthony Turnage and librettist Richard Thomas will participate in a discussion moderated by Elaine Padmore, former Director of Opera at the Royal Opera House.

Jazz Cornetist Ed Polcer, with The Midiri Brothers - Symphony Space
September 09, 2013 - New York

Ed Polcer returns to the Bechet Society stage along with a veteran SBS rhythm section: Mark Shane on piano, Frank Tate on bass, and Marion Felder on drums. Joining Ed on the frontline are SBS first timers, The Midiri Brothers. On soprano sax & clarinet, Joe Midiri, and on trombone & vibes, Paul Midiri.

Moving Together: Creative Movement and Play - Lefferts Library
September 09, 2013 - Richmond Hill

Performing artist and educator Alice Klugherz explores creative movement and play with toddlers ages 1-3 and their parents or other adult caregivers. This active program features a variety of music, rhythm and coordination activities, along with social-skills development.

Monday Afternoon Storytime at B & N - Barnes & Noble City Center
September 09, 2013 - White Plains

Young children can enjoy an exciting adventure at every turn of the page during this storytime.

Children's Basketball - Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
September 09, 2013 - Battery Park City

Learn to play basketball with adjustable height hoops for kids of all sizes, with fun drills to improve skills. Parks programming leaders facilitate the fun and everyone is guaranteed a chance to play. Kids ages 5-6 play from 3:30-4:30pm; kids ages 7 and older play from 4:30-5:30pm.

Jon Paris All Star Blues Jam - Lucille's
September 09, 2013 - New York

Jon Paris has toured nationally and internationally with an impressive list of artists that includes Bo Diddley, Johnny Winter, Chris Spedding, Johnnie Johnson, and former Rolling Stone Mick Taylor. He's also backed Chuck Berry, John Lee Hooker, Phoebe Snow, Hubert Sumlin, Rudy Ray Moore, the Uptown Horns, and Elvin Bishop, to name just a few. All the while Paris has maintained his own New York City-based rock and blues band. The group performs regularly at B.B. King Blues Club and at clubs, casinos, and concerts across the country. - See more at: http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=2839#sthash.s6IrBZZI.dpuf

Lego Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Leonard branch
September 09, 2013 - Williamsburg

Kids set their imaginations free using Lego building blocks.

Kenny Loggins - City Winery
Through September 10, 2013 - New York

Kenny Loggins has been many things to many people over the past three decades -- "a moving target" as he's put it. In his time, Loggins has been a guitarslinger with a psychedelic rock band, a hot young songwriter with a publishing deal, half of a legendary country-rock duo, a massively successful and accomplished solo artist, a sonic pioneer in the smooth jazz genre, a reigning soundtrack superstar, a rocker, a seeker, as well as an enduring recording artist and live performer whose most recent works have spoken deeply to both young audiences and decidedly adult and worldly concerns. At the heart of it all, there remains a brilliant singer-songwriter and guitarist with a lifelong passion for exploring the endless power of the song to communicate.

BAX Fall Open House - BAX Brooklyn Arts Exchange
Through September 11, 2013 - Brooklyn

Saturday, September 7th, 2013 | 10:00am-2:00pm; Monday-Wednesday, September 9th - 11th, 2013 | 3:45pm-4:45pm. SAMPLE FREE DANCE, THEATER and TUMBLING CLASSES for ages 18 months to 18 years, at a nationally acclaimed youth arts education center, right here in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Meet the BAX community, register for the Fall Trimester (Early Childhood, 18 months-5 years) and Semester (Ages 5-18) classes, enjoy refreshments, and tour the facilities. Enjoy our fun, colorful Playspace for ages 1-4. Visit http://youth.bax.org/fall-open-house for information including an Open House Sample Class Schedule. *Open house pre-registration is strongly encouraged due to participation volume. CALL 718-832-0018 to pre-register. ALSO DON'T FORGET you can REGISTER NOW for FALL CLASSES! ***Fall Classes start September 16th.*** For Early Childhood Class Schedule (18 months-5 years) visit http://youth.bax.org/early-childhood-schedule. For Class Schedule (Ages 5-18) visit http://youth.bax.org/semester-class-schedule. Information on our Financial Aid programs can be found here: http://youth.bax.org/financial-aid.

Cruise Nights - Bear Mountain State Park
Through September 11, 2013 - Bear Mountain

Rod Benders Car Club of New York hosts this popular, summertime event each Wednesday evening through September 11. Check out the cool cars as well as vendors, food, entertainment, raffles, and more. Evenings are family-friendly and pets are welcome.

Inner and Outer Space: Three Sculptures by Alan Binstock - Fort Tryon Park
Through September 13, 2013 -

The exhibition includes three sculptures -- Wayfinder, located across from the New Leaf Cafe, and Third Portal and Trance Ender, found along the Stan Michels Promenade. Made of resin, shattered tempered glass and steel, all three pieces appear to be tools offering direction or pathways to discovery and (inner) navigation.

Free Trial Classes - Long Island City School of Ballet
Through September 14, 2013 - Long Island City

Classes available in all levels of Ballet, Parent and 2's (students must be 2 years old before 9/1/2013), Imagine Dance(Storytelling, dance and crafts), Sportsdance (for Boys classes for 3 to 12 years),Hip Hop and Broadway Dance. Reservations required.

Duncan Sheik - 54 Below
Through September 14, 2013 - New York

Audiences can expect a little bit of everything when Tony-winning composer Duncan Sheik makes his 54 Below debut for one week only! Maybe a few tunes from his theatre projects (Spring Awakening, The Nightingale, the forthcoming American Psycho), his celebrated recordings (White Limousine, Whisper House or his brand new album, due out later this year), or even some tunes from his whimsical project, Duncan Sheik Covers the 80's. No matter what he's presenting, expect an artistic and high-octane evening from one of the theatre and music world's most unique and gifted talents. (No performance Sept. 10.)

NYC Broadway Week - Various
Through September 15, 2013 - New York

Tickets go on sale at 10:30 am.

Cyrano de Bergerac - The Loom Courtyard (behind Kave Espresso Bar)
Through September 15, 2013 - Brooklyn

The first show of our new season is an interactive, site specific, steampunk version of Edmond Rostand's Cyrano De Bergerac. (Yes, you read that right). Our inspiration for this production is from the Second Industrial Revolution, when Romantic idealists who believed in the pastoral, lush quality of life that came from a traditional society were pitted against the American Dreamers, who adopted social change, technology, and the "big-business" of mass production. We know what happened when factories became booming, smoke-stack castles and conditions for workers became heinous. We know what happened when people started to move from rural towns to big cities. What if Cyrano de Bergerac the hero of Romanticism, words and old fashioned honor - took place in this time of social upheaval? Throw in some steampunk-Victorian flair and an immersive, action-packed audience experience, and you have a true Wombat Theatre Co production. We want our audience to participate--to drink--to laugh--to get out of their seats and get involved in the story--in the world we have created. We can't wait to see you there. The audience will become involved in the action, sharing moments (and breaking bread!) with the characters themselves as we take you on a wild ride through Cyrano's story--an experience that will change your view of "interactive" theatre for good. When: Fri-Sun, Sept 6, 7, 8 & 13, 14, 15 at 8pm. More info: wombattheatre.org / Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/432303

Mettawee River Theatre Company Presents Performance of Taliesin - Cathedral of St. John the Divine
Through September 15, 2013 - New York

The Mettawee River Theatre Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Ralph Lee, continues its tradition of presenting a performance on the Close during the days that bridge summer and fall with the enactment of Taliesin, a medieval Welsh tale of sorceresses, kings and valiant heroes, on Friday, September 6th – Sunday, September 8th and Friday, September 13th – Sunday, September 15th at 7:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, located at 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street). The story of Taliesin comes from a medieval Welsh tale of sorcery and court intrigue, in which the power of inspiration is accidentally bestowed on an unlikely kid, who can suddenly see beyond everyday reality, becoming Taliesin – “radiant brow,” inspiration for all poets in the Welsh bardic tradition. Mettawee’s production of Taliesin will incorporate a range of highly decorative puppetry, giant figures, masks and other works of art realized on many different scales in this celebration of transformation and imagination. The production is designed and directed by Ralph Lee, with a score composed by Neal Kirkwood and costumes designed by Casey Compton. Tickets are available for $12 (adults) and $6 (children and seniors). For more information, please visit http://www.stjohndivine.org/Mettawee2013.html.

'Workt by Hand': Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts - Brooklyn Museum
Through September 15, 2013 - Brooklyn

"Workt by Hand": Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts showcases approximately thirty-five American and European quilt masterpieces from the Brooklyn Museum's renowned decorative arts collection. The exhibition examines the impact of feminist scholarship on the ways historical quilts have been and are currently viewed, contextualized, and interpreted. Spanning two centuries of quilt making, the exhibition features superlative examples of the most iconic quilt designs and techniques, including the "Barn Raising" or "Log Cabin" style, the "Garden Basket" style, "Double Wedding Band" designs, the "Rose of Sharon" pattern, and the Amish "Sunshine and Shadow" style, as well as a variety of album quilts. The exhibition considers how issues common to the craft and handmade nature of quilting practices, such as anonymity, authorship, and collectivity, have affected the interpretation and reception of quilts. It also examines the historical designation of quilts as crafts rather than art objects and the shift in the late twentieth century, under the influence of modernism, toward a formalist appreciation of quilts as works of abstract art. This shift, and its implications for the way quilts have been seen and understood, will be explored by the quilts being presented both vertically--as they are now frequently shown in museums and galleries--and horizontally, as though on the beds for which they were originally designed.

Illuminating Faith: The Eucharist in Medieval Life and Art - Morgan Library & Museum
Through September 15, 2013 - New York

Featuring nearly sixty-five exquisitely illuminated manuscripts from France, Italy, and the Netherlands in the Morgan's collections, this exhibition will illustrate the Eucharist's powerful and sometimes cult-like hold on medieval life and medieval imagination. The bread and wine of Communion were understood to be the transubstantiated body and blood of Christ and were central to the culture of the Middle Ages. The exhibition begins with the institution of the Eucharist by Jesus at the Last Supper and continues to the arresting phenomena of miraculously bleeding wafers.

Against the Grain - Wood in Contemporary Craft and Design - Museum of Arts & Design
Through September 15, 2013 - New York

Featuring more than 75 installations, sculptures, furniture, and objects, Against the Grain: Wood in Contemporary Craft and Design explores some ofthe most cutting-edge conceptual and technical trends in woodworking today. The exhibition emphasizes the way artists, designers, and craftspeople have incorporated postmodernist approaches and strategies into woodworking -- deconstructing vessel shapes, playing on the relationship between function and form, and utilizing woodturning and furniture techniques in the creation of sculpture and demonstrating exciting possibilities through the use of technology.

AIDS in New York: The First Five Years - New-York Historical Society
Through September 15, 2013 - New York

AIDS in New York: The First Five Years will explore the impact of the epidemic on personal lives, public health and medical practices, culture, and politics in New York City and the nation. Drawing from the archives of the New York Public Library, New York University, and the National Archive of LGBT History, the show will use posters, photographs, and artifacts to tell the story of the early years of AIDS in New York.

Ellen Gallagher: Don't Axe Me - New Museum
Through September 15, 2013 - New York

Gallagher's first major US museum exhibition, bringing together twenty years of works including iconic paintings, drawings, prints, and film installations, as well as a new series of paintings.

Children With AIDS: 1990-2000 - New-York Historical Society
Through September 15, 2013 - New York

To accompany AIDS in New York: The First Five Years, the New-York Historical Society will curate a visual arts exhibition and gallery show, featuring 30 breathtaking black-and-white photographs by noted photographer and social realist Claire Yaffa from her collection "The Changing Face of Children with AIDS."

'Coney Night Maze' - Monumental-Scale Installation by New York Artist, Donna Dennis - Neuberger Museum of Art
Through September 15, 2013 - Purchase

One of the most popular New York City icons is the Coney Island Cyclone, a 1927 landmark wooden roller coaster, whose jack-knife turns and precipitous drops have thrilled hundreds of thousands of visitors since it opened in 1927. It is the inspiration for "Coney Night Maze," a monumental sculptural installation by artist Donna Dennis that will be presented to the public for the first time at the Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, from June 7 through September 15, 2013. An opening reception will be held Friday evening, June 7, 2013, from 6-8:30pm. Thirteen years in the making, "Coney Night Maze" draws on the labyrinth of fences, gates, and ramps nestled among the I-beams and columns located beneath the actual Cyclone. Rising to a height of twelve feet, the installation includes an ascending rollercoaster-like track which weaves in and out of the darkness, then descends into the distance, skimming the edge of a rock wall that runs the work's entire 27-foot length. Set in a darkened space and lit by rows of bare bulbs, the hovering Cyclone structure with its dead ends, locked gates, and abandoned ticket booths, evokes a phantasmal nocturnal composition of compressed architecture in which the sound of a rollercoaster is heard faintly in the distance. How does one reach the track and its promise of a ride? Says Dennis, "This artwork is experienced from its perimeter. Maze encourages the viewer to encircle the piece. But because there is a deserted, middle-of-the-night quality about it, it's like going into the realm of the unknown. I've created a work that people will want to get into, but they'll have to use their imaginations to do that." Dennis first visited the Cyclone during the mid-1990s while it was closed for the winter. "Peering in, I saw this wooden, rickety structure with all these layers of fencing and beams," she recalls, "and I was fascinated by the green and red ramps, and how everything lined up. Yet, this being winter, none of the rides worked and there was sense of abandonment, which is why the piece I created captures that eerie sense of desertion, with parts that don't function - almost as if it were on its way out." She began "Coney Night Maze" in 1997, constructing the ramps and boardwalk planks, and incorporating related aspects of urban culture such as a subway turnstile and two small houses resembling subway ticket booths. But it was 9/11 that transformed her thinking. "I began to think seriously about mortality," she said. "When the Towers went down, my work went down, too. It was then - when there was so much talk about security - that fences began to mean something to me. So, in "Maze," I wanted the little houses to be fenced in and protected. I also began to view "Maze" as a fragile wooden structure to be equated with human life, and that led me to consider what we are doing to the Earth." So, she incorporated a large rock wall into the piece that was inspired by the steep rock formations of the New Jersey Palisades. "I liked the contrast between the ancient rocks and this rickety temporary structure." Dennis is best known for creating large-scale works, such as tourist cabins and subway stations, including "Subway with Silver Girders" (1981-82), "Deep Station" (1981-85), and drawbridges as in "BLUE BRIDGE/red shift" (1991-93). Deconstructing her architectural prototypes in a language that is both evocatively detailed and highly formal, her work is steeped in a well of personal emotion. Dennis views her work as stopping places or points of passage on a metaphorical journey through life. In the mid-1970s, the artist first came to the attention of both critics and the public with her large, architecturally inspired installations from her Subway Stations and Tourist Cabins series. During these years, artists became interested in tackling the psychological dynamics of architectural space and its cultural impact on society through ambitious sculptural installations. Along with sculptures and environmental interventions by such contemporaries as Alice Aycock, Mary Miss, and Siah Armajani, the work of Donna Dennis has brought a distinct, influential voice to this movement that specifically addresses vernacular architecture. Dennis has exhibited in major museums throughout the world and created public art works. Her work is in many prominent collections, including those of the Brooklyn Museum, the Cleveland Art Museum, the Microsoft Collection in Seattle, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, the Ludwig Forum fur Internationale Kunst in Aachen, Germany, the Indianapolis Museum, the San Diego Museum of Art, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC. Dennis has exhibited throughout the world in major museums as well as public art installations. "Donna Dennis: Coney Night Maze" is curated by Helaine Posner, Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, and Avis Larson, Assistant Curator at the Neuberger Museum of Art. An illustrated brochure accompanies the exhibition, with an essay by Jan Riley, a curator and writer. Support for "Donna Dennis: Coney Night Maze" is provided by the Friends of the Neuberger Museum of Art and ArtsWestchester, with support from Westchester County government. The Neuberger Museum of Art of Purchase College engages and inspires diverse audiences by actively fostering the study, appreciation, understanding and enjoyment of modern art, African art, and the art of our time. The Museum is located at 735 Anderson Hill Road in Purchase, New York (Westchester).

Fiercely Modern - Rubin Museum of Art
Through September 16, 2013 - New York

Naga describes a group of culturally and linguistically linked, but distinct tribes living on the border between India and Burma. Because the Naga had the reputation for being fearsome headhunters, they were somewhat isolated and evolved a distinctive material culture. They produce decorative ornaments, expressive wood carvings, and vividly colored textiles. The exhibition, from the Museum of Ethnology in Vienna, will include examples from one of the largest and most important collections in the world.

Abstract ‘Summer’ Paintings - THE OUT NYC
Through September 17, 2013 - New York

Artist and award-winning graphic designer, John Kneapler, has unveiled an NYC exhibition of his new “Summer” collection featuring large-scale, gestural abstract landscape paintings in the lobby of THE OUT NYC located at 510 West 42nd Street (42nd Street between 10th and 11th Aves, Manhattan). The artwork, defined by powerful brushstrokes and a wonderful sense of fluidity, captures the color and movement of growing up near the water in Miami, Florida. “Summer” is on display and open to the public at THE OUT NYC through September 17, 2013. For more information regarding John Kneapler and, please visit www.johnkneaplerdesign.com.

Flags Across America: The Photographs of Robert Carley - Bruce Museum
Through September 22, 2013 - Greenwich

After witnessing the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 from his Stamford office, Darien native and artist Robert Carley made it his hobby to capture the American spirit by taking photographs of Old Glory in many different forms including a chain-link fence, a pick-up truck, a surfboard and a farm silo. Flags Across America celebrates the American flag with approximately 30 photographic prints. July 14-September 22, 2013.

Ken Price Sculpture - A Retrospective - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through September 22, 2013 - New York

This long overdue retrospective, the first major museum exhibition of Ken Price's work in New York, will trace the development of his ceramic sculptures with approximately sixty-five examples from 1959 to the present. The selection will range from the luminously glazed ovoid forms of Price's early work to the suggestive, molten-like slumps he has made since the 1990s. In addition to the sculpture, there will be a small group of Price's landscape drawings from the past ten years. The artist's close friend, the architect Frank Gehry, will collaborate on the design of the exhibition.

Bill Traylor: Drawings from the Collections of the High Museum of Art and the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts - American Folk Art Museum
Through September 22, 2013 - New York

This exhibition includes approximately 63 drawings and paintings by self-taught Alabama artist Bill Traylor. Traylor began making art near the end of his life, and his works are notable for their flat, simply defined shapes and vibrant compositions in which memories and observations relating to African American life are merged. Traylor is recognized as one of the finest American artists of the 20th century.

A Different Kind of Order: The ICP Triennial - International Center of Photography
Through September 22, 2013 - New York

Every three years, ICP's curators round up some of the most interesting contemporary photography and video works from around the world. The 2013 Triennial, A Different Kind of Order, focuses on artworks created in our current moment of widespread economic, social, and political instability. The exhibition will include 27 international artists who employ photography, film, video, and new media.

Recent Gifts - American Folk Art Museum
Through September 22, 2013 - New York

The exhibition is sponsored in part by Joyce Berger Cowin, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the Ford Foundation, the David Davies and Jack Weeden Fund for Exhibitions, and Laura and Richard Parsons. Lectures and symposia are supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

New York Renaissance Faire - Sterling Forest
Through September 22, 2013 - Tuxedo

Come in costume - or not - to this theatrical interpretation of a 16th Century fair. Kids can enjoy lots of circus-type performances including juggling, tight rope walking, trapeze acts, a hilarious father and son knife throwing act, and silly stage shows. Fair-goers can also try their hand at a variety of carnival-type games, try human-powered amusements (think: push, pull, spin), ride a camel, pedal a boat, get their face painted, and more. Special highlights include a giant chess match on the lawn featuring human "pieces" and of course, a jousting match on horseback. Discount tickets available online. Saturdays, Sundays, and Labor Day through September 22. Rain or shine.

Dharma Art: Calligraphy by Jamjang Dorjee Chakrishar - Tibet House US Gallery
Through September 23, 2013 - New York

Jamyang’s calligraphy is a linguistic dance of Buddhist images and elements. He encompasses Lord Buddha’s body, spirit and mind in what Lama Zopa Rinpoche called his “Dharma Art." Boldly experimenting with a variety of mediums and styles, Jamyang's work is constantly evolving. The startling beauty and detail in Jamyang’s work comes from his deep devotion to the teachings of Buddha and his love for the Tibetan language. This is his first solo show in the United States, though his work is in private collections worldwide. Born in Lhasa, Jamyang later worked as senior official for the Government of Sikkim, India and the Tibetan Government in Exile. He currently works for an NGO, the Conservancy of Tibetan Arts and Culture, and holds the world record for creating the longest calligraphy scroll. His calligraphy pieces can be found in the private collections of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Lodi Gyari Rinpoche, Richard Gere, Lama Zopa Rinpoche and others.

Projects 100: Akram Zaatari - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through September 23, 2013 - Midtown

Akram Zaatari (Lebanese, b. 1966) is a Beirut-based artist who works in photography, video, and performance to explore issues pertinent to the Lebanese postwar condition, specifically the mediation of territorial conflicts and wars though television and media. Zaatari collects and examines a wide range of documents that testify to the cultural and political conditions of Lebanon's postwar society. His artistic practice involves the study and investigation of the way these documents straddle, conflate, or confuse notions of history and memory. By analyzing and recontextualizing found audiotapes, video footage, photographs, journals, personal collections, interviews, and recollections, Zaatari explores the dynamics that govern the state of image-making in situations of war. To represent Zaatari's rich and varied artistic practice, Projects 100 includes art in a variety of mediums, including new and never-before exhibited works.

Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through September 23, 2013 - Midtown

MoMA presents its first major exhibition on the work of Le Corbusier (Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, 1887-1965), encompassing his work as an architect, interior designer, artist, city planner, writer, and photographer. Conceived by guest curator Jean-Louis Cohen, the exhibition reveals the ways in which Le Corbusier observed and imagined landscapes throughout his career, using all the artistic techniques at his disposal, from his early watercolors of Italy, Greece, and Turkey, to his sketches of India, and from the photographs of his formative journeys to the models of his large-scale projects. His paintings and drawings also incorporate many views of sites and cities. All of these dimensions are present in the largest exhibition ever produced in New York of his prodigious oeuvre.

Lunchtime Fall Bird Walks - American Museum of Natural History
Through September 24, 2013 - New York

Join ornithologist Paul Sweet as he leads walks through the woods and fields of Central Park to observe the varied bird species passing through New York City during the fall migration. Birder field observation cards included. A note about bird walks: Be sure to bring a pair of binoculars and wear comfortable shoes. Please note, these walks are over an hour long with steps, slopes, and wood-chip paths. Walks start across from the Museum on the northeast corner of Central Park West and 77th Street. Walks are limited to 15 people per series. For more information, call the AMNH Bird Walk Hotline at 212-313-7579.

Lincoln Square Business Improvement District (BID) Free Summer Concerts & Yoga - Richard Tucker Park
Through September 25, 2013 - Upper West Side

Calling all Music Lovers and Yogis: The highly-anticipated Free Lunchtime Concert Series is back on the Upper West Side, heating up Lincoln Square this August and September with outdoor concerts at Richard Tucker Park. Throughout the dog-days of summer and into the fall, music enthusiasts are welcome to bring lunch, join friends, and enjoy performances by a diverse mix of New York City's most talented musicians and singers. Accompanying the musicians is YogaWorks, which will hold free restorative stretch sessions in between music sets for people looking for some lunch time relaxation. Additionally, local restaurants will offer free lemonade to help yoga enthusiasts and music lovers cool down. For full line-up, visit lincolnsquarebid.org/news/view/free-lunchtime-concert-series-returns-august-7th-%E2%80%93-september-25th.

WATCHING WESTPORT: 50 Years of Art by Gabrielle A. Dearborn - Westport Library
Through September 25, 2013 - Westport

A selection of paintings and drawings will be on exhibit by the late Scottish-born artist who lived on Wright St. in Westport for five decades and painted everything she saw in town, at the beach, and in her own back yard. Through September 25.

Free Summer Concerts & Yoga in Lincoln Square - Richard Tucker Park
Through September 25, 2013 - New York

Calling all Music Lovers and Yogis: The highly-anticipated Free Lunchtime Concert Series is back on the Upper West Side, heating up Lincoln Square this August and September with outdoor concerts at Richard Tucker Park. Throughout the dog-days of summer and into the fall, music enthusiasts are welcome to bring lunch, join friends and enjoy performances by a diverse mix of New York City's most talented musicians and singers. Accompanying the musicians is YogaWorks, which will hold free restorative stretch sessions in between music sets for people looking for some lunch time relaxation. Additionally, local restaurants will offer free lemonade to help yoga enthusiasts and music lovers cool down!

A Long-Awaited Tribute: Frank Lloyd Wright's Usonian House and Pavilion - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through September 25, 2013 - New York

On October 22, 1953, Sixty Years of Living Architecture: The Work of Frank Lloyd Wright opened in New York on the site where the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum would eventually be built. Two Frank Lloyd Wright-designed buildings were constructed specifically to house the exhibition: a temporary pavilion made of glass, fiberboard, and pipe columns; and a 1,700-square-foot, fully furnished, two-bedroom, model Usonian house representing Wright's organic solution for modest, middle-class dwellings.

James Turrell - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through September 25, 2013 - New York

James Turrell's first exhibition in a New York museum since 1980 focuses on the artist's groundbreaking explorations of perception, light, color, and space, with a special focus on the role of site-specificity in his practice. At its core is a major new project that recasts the Guggenheim rotunda as an enormous volume filled with shifting artificial and natural light. One of the most dramatic transformations of the museum ever conceived, the installation reimagines Frank Lloyd Wright's iconic architecture -- its openness to nature, graceful curves, and magnificent sense of space -- as one of Turrell's Skyspaces, referencing in particular his magnum opus Roden Crater (1976-). Reorienting visitors' experiences of the rotunda from above to below, the exhibition gives form to the air and light occupying the museum's central void, proposing an entirely new experience of the building. Other works from throughout the artist's career will be displayed in the museum's Annex Level galleries, offering a complement and counterpoint to the new work in the rotunda. Organized in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, James Turrell comprises one-third of a major retrospective exhibition spanning the United States during summer 2013. This exhibition is curated by Carmen Gimenez, Stephen and Nan Swid Curator of Twentieth-Century Art, with Nat Trotman, Associate Curator, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

School Uniform Discount Days - Monster Mini Golf
Through September 26, 2013 - Nanuet

Throughout the month, Monster Mini Golf is offering ½ price miniature golf play for kids who arrive in a school uniform. The promotion will run Tuesdays through Thursdays and applies to kids up to 18 years of age. Monster Mini Golf is an indoor, monster-themed, glow-in-the-dark miniature golf course. A DJ entertains golfers throughout their stay, playing music and giving away prizes.

The Touch of Spain - The Pop-Up Shop Where Spanish Designers Take Center Stage in NYC - Roger Smith Hotel
Through September 27, 2013 - NY

The Touch of Spain, a pop up shop, dedicated to showcasing products of sustainable fashion brands from Spain, will take place in NYC from Sept 4th to 27th. This fun-filled event will be held at the Roger Smith Hotel on Lexington Avenue, in East Manhattan. Due to high demand, this pop-up is now the third of its kind this year and is organized by Beiñ. The 24-day shopping event will feature eco-friendly products including apparel, shoes, bags/purses and accessories from several young and emerging Spanish brands The Touch of Spain will commence with round table discussions from key leaders in the fashion space who will talk about sustainable brands, market penetration strategies for new and independent designers and more. Throughout the 24 days of the event, the pop up will host several activities from workshops for all ages, food, and music to special discounts, all with a touch of Spanish flair.

Sensory Bounce - BounceU
Through September 28, 2013 - Stratford

This is a program for children and adults with sensory integration dysfunction, autism, and other disabilities with a sensory component. Teachers work on balance and coordination, auditory and tactile sensitivity, strength building, motor coordination, cooperative play, turn-taking, and social and verbal skills. Through September 28, 2013.

Bernardo Torrens - 40 x 40 - Bernarducci Meisel Gallery
Through September 28, 2013 - New York

The Civil War in 50 Objects Family Scavenger Hunt - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
Through September 28, 2013 - Upper West Side

Based on the book "The Civil War in 50 Objects" by Harold Holzer and the New-York Historical Society, this hunt takes families around all four floors of the museum to find hidden Civil War objects over the course of four months. Can you spot the daguerrotype of a former slave? What about the painting of lieutenant Henry B. Hidden? Print out the hunt online at nyhistory.org and bring it in for one free children's admission.

William Kentridge: Weighing... and Wanting - Museum of Biblical Art
Through September 29, 2013 - New York

Like the biblical figure King Belshazzar, artist William Kentridge dreamed of words appearing on a wall, which led him to a period of re-evaluation in his life. Embracing the vision, he created Weighing... and Wanting, a filmed series of deeply personal pastel, gouache, and charcoal drawings reinterpreting the well-known story from the fifth chapter of the Book of Daniel.

CMA's Free Art Island Outpost - Governors Island
Through September 29, 2013 - Governors Island

With a programming emphasis for children ages 1-12 years, participants can choose from a variety of hands on art projects and art-viewing experiences, including artist-led workshops, self-guided art stations, large collaborative projects, sound design, animation, podcasting, and more. Additionally, select artwork from CMA's permanent collection of over 2,000 pieces of children's artwork will be on display in building 14 and select children's made films from the unique Media Lab collection will be screened in building 11. Each day a guided workshop will accompany the collection exhibit and film screening to further enrich the art and film viewing.

Fête Paradiso, World’s First Festival of Vintage French Carnival Rides and Carousels - Governors Island
Through September 29, 2013 - NY

Fête Paradiso, the world’s first festival of vintage French carnival rides and carousels, makes American debut on Governors Island. The rare, museum-quality collection, including a full carnival of attractions from the late 19th and early 20th century, such as carousels, flying swings and a pipe organ, is available for the public to ride and enjoy. A bumper car pavilion from 1900 has been transformed into a beer garden, and food reminiscent of a French carnival will be served. Fête Paradiso will be open every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Fête Paradiso will run from July 6 – September 29. Admission is free; rides cost only $3.00 each. Free ferries will run to Governors Island from Manhattan and Brooklyn. For more information, visit FeteParadiso.com. Location: Governors Island, New York City. Visitors from Manhattan should take the ferry from the Battery Maritime Building, on the corner of South and Whitehall Streets. Ferries leave at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and every half hour after until 7 p.m. Return ferries to Manhattan leave every half hour beginning at 10:30 a.m. with the last ferry departing Governors Island at 7 p.m. Visitors from Brooklyn should take the ferry from Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6 at the foot of Atlantic Avenue beginning at 11 a.m. Ferries run back and forth every hour from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Visitors to the Island can also take the East River Ferry Service for $4. For a full schedule of the East River Ferry and for fare information, visit http://www.nywaterway.com/erf-home.aspx.

The New Street Types of New York - Alice Austen House
Through September 29, 2013 - Staten Island

Alice Austen?s groundbreaking portfolio ?Street Types of New York? from 1894, marks her as one of the earliest female street photographers who captured the changing face of the city?s working class just before the turn of the century. Today a new generation of photographers continues her legacy of documenting the ever-changing city. This exhibition includes work by: Alice Austen, Chris Arnade, Alice Attie, Dmitry Gudkov, Peter Funch, Andy Jones, Wayne Lawrence, Erica McDonald, Greg Miller, Christina Paige, Susanna Ray, Richard Renaldi, Ruddy Roye, Geordie Wood, and AnRong Xu. The New Street Types draws connections from early street portraiture like that of Alice Austen (1866-1952) to contemporary image-makers. The artists selected for the exhibition work in a similar style to Austen, often employing large format photography to create portraits of New York City?s diverse communities and subcultures ? including the outer fringes of the expanding city like the Rockaways and Orchard Beach. In addition to the contemporary images, Alice Austen?s rare and fascinating ?Street Types? portfolio, produced c.1896 by the Albertype Company, will be on display. The Alice Austen House is open Tuesday-Sunday 11am-5pm and is handicap accessible.

WINGED TAPESTRIES: MOTHS AT LARGE - American Museum of Natural History
Through September 29, 2013 -

Winged Tapestries: Moths at Large, an exhibition of 34 striking images featuring dramatic images of moths, opens at AMNH. On view in the IMAX Corridor on the first floor, the exhibition displays the arresting beauty and surprising diversity of moths from Ottawa-based photographer Jim des Rivières. "Moths are beautiful, and in many respects prettier than butterflies," says exhibition curator David Grimaldi, curator, Division of Invertebrate Zoology. "In this show, we have macro or relatively large moths. They're gorgeous." Primitive moths appeared about 195 million years ago, whereas the oldest butterfly fossil is about 55 million years old. And today, moths outnumber butterflies 15 to 1, with approximately 150,000 described species of moths worldwide, compared to 10,000 butterfly species.

Mornings On The Farm - The Art Farm In The City
Through September 29, 2013 - Upper East Side

Where else in New York City can you begin your day on the farm? With a basket full of hay and goodies, you and your kids can spend the morning feeding, petting, and smiling in photos with more than 50 animals. Enjoy a one of a kind experience at this award-winning indoor farm on the Upper East Side.

Winged Tapestries: Moths at Large - American Museum of Natural History
Through September 29, 2013 - New York

Witness the arresting beauty and surprising diversity of moths in a presentation of more than 30 large-format prints by Canadian photographer Jim des Rivieres. Des Rivieres creates these larger-than-life images by scanning each moth at high resolution to reveal unexpected colors and intricate patterns.

Jack Goldstein x 10,000 - The Jewish Museum
Through September 29, 2013 - New York

The first American retrospective of the Canadian-born artist Jack Goldstein (1945 - 2003) brings to light his important legacy. A teaching assistant for the esteemed conceptual artist John Baldessari and a contemporary of such artists as Cindy Sherman, Sherrie Levine, Laurie Simmons, Barbara Kruger, David Salle and Robert Longo, Goldstein spent his creative years in New York and Southern California and became a central figure in the Pictures Generation of the 1970s and 80s. The artists of this generation explored a new stylistic vocabulary grounded in their interest in popular culture, appropriating images from books, magazines, advertisements, television, and film. This comprehensive exhibition frames Goldstein as a pivotal artist of his generation and showcases his influential paintings and films, while also including installations, ephemera, writings, and pioneering sound recordings. Goldstein transformed, restaged, and remade films in such a way as to strip out specific details, context, and function. Exhibition highlights include his celebrated film of a growling Metro-Goldwyn Mayer lion Another signature work is the film The Jump featuring a leaping diver, performing a somersault and disintegrating into fragments. Given Goldstein's legacy and his increasing relevance to younger artists, this long overdue retrospective is essential to a larger re-evaluation of post-1960s American art. Organized by the Orange County Museum of Art and guest-curated by Philipp Kaiser.

As Subject and Object: Contemporary Book Artists Explore Sacred Hebrew Texts - Museum of Biblical Art
Through September 29, 2013 - New York

Featuring the work of approximately a dozen contemporary artists, this exhibition highlights books and, in some cases, series of individual pages, inspired by the Hebrew Bible and other sacred Hebrew texts.

As Subject and Object: Contemporary Book Artists Explore Sacred Hebrew Texts - Museum of Biblical Art
Through September 29, 2013 - Upper West Side

Featuring the work of 14 contemporary artists, this exhibition highlights artists' books inspired by the Hebrew Bible and other sacred Hebrew texts. The works on view underscore the relevance of the Bible to present-day book artists and emphasize how these artists garner personally and artistically resonant subject matter from the source materials. Some artists treat the texts as subjects—as inspiration for creating new volumes—while others treat them as objects to be physically altered. Still others explore the boundaries of the single printed page using ages-old techniques such as micrography, illumination, and papercutting.

Bashford Dean and the Creation of the Arms and Armor Department - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through September 29, 2013 - New York

To mark the centennial of the Arms and Armor Department, this exhibition surveys the career of Dr. Bashford Dean (1867-1928), the department's founding curator.

Front Row: Chinese American Designers - Museum of Chinese in America
Through September 29, 2013 - New York

Front Row traces and celebrates the rise of Chinese American designers who decided to make their marks in New York. In the 1980s, designers such as Anna Sui, Yeohlee Teng, Vera Wang and Vivienne Tam emerged in the New York fashion scene just as the city was transforming its identity from a garment center into one of the fashion capitals of the world. Curiously, the growth of New York's Chinatown, the preponderance of Chinese manufacturers (tailors and seamstresses) in the city's garment district, and the increased outsourcing of garment manufacturing to China, occurred alongside the rapid growth of fashion's creative industries and a broader shift towards creative driven production in New York.

Shanghai Glamour: New Women 1910s-40s - Museum of Chinese in America
Through September 29, 2013 - New York

Shanghai Glamour explores how Shanghai women and their fashionable dress epitomized the seduction and mystery of this legendary city as it was modernizing in the early 20th century. Shanghai was established as a treaty port in the nineteenth century and became a major modern metropolis by the 1920s, internationally known as "the Paris of the East."

5th Annual StoryWalk - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through September 29, 2013 - Scarsdale

Take a guided walk along the woodland trail while enjoying a favorite children's storybook, "Chipmunk at Hollow Tree Lane," by Victoria Sherrow. Bookmarks and passes for a free CPKids Meal will be available in the Manor House. Sponsored by California Pizza Kitchen. Recommended for ages 8 and younger. Free through Sept. 29.

Children's Museum of the Arts Free Art Island Outpost Program - Governors Island
Through September 29, 2013 - Governors Island

Join CMA's Teaching Artists for free hands on art-making each weekend. Collaborate with other visitors on a variety of themed art workshops including painting, sound design, sculpture, animation, podcasting, and more.

Shipwrecked! A History of Maritime Disasters in NY Harbor - Governors Island
Through September 29, 2013 - Governors Island

Learn about the maritime mayhem that once occured in NY Harbor. Genuine artifacts will be displayed.

'The Berenstain Bears LIVE!' - Manhattan Movement & Arts Center
Through September 29, 2013 - Upper West Side

Adapted from the classic children's book series by Stan and Jan Berenstain, "The Berenstain Bears LIVE!" brings everyone's favorite bear family to life in a theatrical experience that kids as well as their parents will treasure for many years to come. As always, Bear Country is not without its complications: Brother Bear's grades are slipping, Sister Bear still has a few things to learn about making new friends, and Papa Bear just can't stop eating junk food. Thankfully, we can always depend on Mama Bear and her loving patience to help set things right. Now in its third smash year, "The Berenstain Bears LIVE!" will give boys and girls of all ages the chance to fall in love with these characters, just as their parents did when they were growing up. Officially approved by the authors themselves, the Berenstain Bears are now singing and dancing across the stage with performances every weekend in NYC. Be sure to join the


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