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TODAY'S FAMILY & KIDS ACTIVITIES IN WESTCHESTER-MAR 10

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by Directories Editor March 10, 2013

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There's so much to do in Westchester! Take a look below at today's events. Whether your child is a fan of animals, art, museums, or the great outdoors, we've got something for your family. Looking ahead to the weekend or some vacation time? Check out the NY Metro Parents' calendar!!

Family Art Project: Stylish Seed Pots - Wave Hill
March 10, 2013 - Bronx

Be inspired by colorful and varied mosaics from many cultures, and invent patterns of your own. Then, take an ordinary terra cotta pot and embellish it with stones, beads, and ceramic tiles. Add a precious seed and plant it in your new pot.

Indoor Farmers' Market - Westchester County Center
March 10, 2013 - White Plains

Featuring fresh produce, baked goods, cheeses, maple syrup, honey, jams, meats, pickles, soaps and more, grown and produced by New York State farmers and vendors. Parking is $5. Discount parking coupons available at countycenter.biz.

Maple Sugaring Party - Greenburgh Nature Center
March 10, 2013 - Scarsdale

Family fun to celebrate the end of winter and the peak of the maple sugaring season, when the warming daytime temperatures encourage the sap to flow. Featured events include depictions of Native American and Colonial style sugaring sites, crafts, candy and ice cream making. Visit website to purchase tickets. For discounted rates, register and pre-pay online by March 9.

The Wizard of Oz - Maritime Aquarium - IMAX Theater
March 10, 2013 - Norwalk

Take a timeless and enormous trip down the yellow-brick road when The Maritime Aquarium presents the 1939 Hollywood classic film "The Wizard of Oz" on its giant six-story screen. Tickets sell out fast. Reserve yours online or by calling ext 2206.

Second Sunday Family Program: Italian Family Day - Greenwich Historical Society
March 10, 2013 - Greenwich

In conjunction with the Greenwich Historical Society exhibition Italy to America, families can drop in throughout the afternoon to tour Bush-Holley House and view the exhibition, make mini pizzas in the Vanderbilt Education Center kitchen, and listen as Bea Crumbine tells the beloved Italian children's story "Stega Nona" (the Grandmother Witch).

Exploring the Orchestra - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
March 10, 2013 - Stamford

Stamford Symphony's 45-minute interactive program is geared for children aged 4 to 8, and encourages all to get up-close-and-personal with the musicians. Children will discover which instruments honk, whistle, pluck or bang. For more information visit Stamfordsymphony.org.

The Silver Age of Jewish Music - Harrison Public Library
March 10, 2013 - Harrison

Harrison Public Library welcomes Mariya Bukhina who will perform well-known songs including "Unter Boimer," "Farges Mich Nit," "A Dudele," "Momele," "Der Alter Tzigayner," and others.

The Mitzvah Project - Sing for Seniors - Leave from and return to the Rosenthal JCC
March 10, 2013 - Pleasantville

Middle and high school students are invited to "do good" with hands-on social action projects. Visit a nursing home and bring the gift of song to cheer the residents.

Musical: 'La Cage Aux Folles' - Irvington Town Hall Theater
March 10, 2013 - Irvington

The Clocktower Players Adult Troupe presents the story of Georges, the owner of a glitzy nightclub in lovely Saint-Tropez, and his partner, Albin, who moonlights as the glamorous chanteuse Zaza. When Georges' son brings his fiancee's conservative parents home to meet the flashy pair, the bonds of family are put to the test as the feather boas fly! La Cage is a tuneful and touching tale of one family's struggle to stay together...stay fabulous...and above all else, stay true to themselves! With a score of hummable melodies, and featuring the "notorious and dangerous Cagelles," this indisputable musical comedy classic is fabulously outrageous and outrageously fabulous! Winner of 11 Tony Awards. Please note: this show contains adult themes. Snow Date: March 17, 7:30pm.

Sugaring Sunday - Teatown Lake Reservation
March 10, 2013 - Ossining

Stoke up the fire, its sugaring time at Teatown. From tapping to collecting, boiling to bottling, Teatown's naturalists will be in the sugarhouse sharing facts and folklore about this sweet time of year.

Gallery Stage: Interactive Show - 'Two Rivers, Two Cultures' - Hudson River Museum
March 10, 2013 - Yonkers

Sarah Lawrence College Theatre Outreach Program students, in costume, invite families to journey up the Hudson in a 20-minute performance they wrote for the exhibition The Panoramic River. An interactive adventure against a moving backdrop into early American and British cultures. The play stars a BOY who travels up the Hudson and meets an EXPLORER, Henry Hudson; an ARTIST, William Guy Wall; a Native American CHARACTER, Pukwudgie; and, a hungry SQUIRREL. Jokes, magic tricks, and audience involvement are all part of the fun. Appropriate for ages 6 and older.

Family Day at the Hudson River Museum - Hudson River Museum
March 10, 2013 - Yonkers

A fun-filled family day with tours, performances creative projects and planetarium shows. Family Gallery Tours led by a Museum Educator will run all afternoon. Family Arts Projects: •Make a Paper Regatta and race it down the river. •Create a Monster Mural: Hastings artist Jennifer Smith shows participants how to make a monster mural. Paint big and paint new views of the Hudson and Thames Rivers. Performance: •At 3:30pm, "The Victorian Magic-Lantern Spring Show" by the American Magic-Lantern Theater. See an 1890's-style big screen show on a replica of the first slide projector. Learn how the magic-lantern show helped create New York's famous Adirondack Park and save the river's headwaters. Planetarium Shows: •At 12:30pm and 2pm, "Being There: From Cycloramas to Virtual Reality." Follow the evolution of the "immersive environment," from the cyclorama to today's planetarium. See panoramas of other worlds. Experience it. Be there.

Princess, Pirate, Super Hero Party - Congregation Kol Ami
March 10, 2013 - White Plains

A Family FUNraiser bringing Disneyworld to you! Recommended for ages 2-6 years. Lots of fun activities including meet-and-greet with characters, crafts, cookie decorating, hair-dos, and much more! Buy tickets in advance as space is limited. For more information, call Nan Blank, ECP director, at 914-949-4717 x107.

Mommy To Bee - Villa Barone Manor
March 10, 2013 - Bronx

Expectant moms, new moms, and moms of toddlers can learn about essential products and services. Among the industries represented will be newborn care, childcare, fitness, healthcare, baby products, banking, apparel, accessories, feeding, gear, gifts, insurance, nursery products, pregnancy and maternity, safety, stationery, and more. It's like a baby shower where parents can discover new services, gear, and accessories, sample products, play games, and shop for baby's needs - all while learning how to prepare for a growing family. There will be onsite licensed daycare for older children, light fare and "Mommy Mocktails," in a stylish setting. Moms, Dads, Grandparents, Godparents, Aunts, Uncles, and Infants are welcome. FREE Door Prizes! WIN Raffles like essential baby gear and a FREE photo shoot from Silvana DeFrancis Photography, valued at over $350! An amazing Baby Shower Gift Bag valued at more than two times the cost of a ticket (one gift bag per ticket, available while supplies last). Register early for a chance to win a year's subscription to a parenting magazine.

Intuitive Parenting Workshop - Rivertown Mamas
March 10, 2013 - Dobbs Ferry

We live in a society and culture that encourages mothers to get things "back to normal" after childbirth, even though things may feel unfamiliar, uncomfortable, and difficult. We are taught to reach outside ourselves and get "expert advice," but by doing so many parents lose sight of the fact that YOU are the expert when it comes to raising YOUR child. Facilitator Julie Ryan explores the role of intuition in modern parenting: what it is and how to access it, how to observe and understand our reactions to challenging behavior and situations, ways to connect respectfully and compassionately with our children, and how to create choices in our actions and reactions. This class is open to all moms (babes-in-arms welcome to attend) and soon-to-be moms.

Open House - Rosenthal JCC Yorktown's Early Childhood Center - Rosenthal JCC Yorktown Branch
March 10, 2013 - Yorktown Heights

Find out how your child will explore, discover, and develop at the Rosenthal JCC. JCC Preschool - Enriching Little Lives, One Moment at a Time * Classes for children ages 1-1/2 through 5 years. Music, movement, Writing Without Tears, Drum n' Talk (early Spanish enrichment), and many more exciting programs * Mornings, afternoons, and extended hours Camp Katan - The Highlight of Summer Vacation * Discovery and exploration for children 1-1/2 years-K * Art, sports, cooking, music, nature exploration, and waterplay * Weekly trips for swim and play at Camp Discovery FREE Fridays Parent-Child Play Dates * Meet other parents with children ages 18-36 months each Friday, 11am-12pm.

Eastchester St. Patrick's Day Parade 2013 - Immaculate Conception Church
March 10, 2013 - Tuckahoe

Eastchester Irish American Social Club is proud to sponsor Eastchester's 9th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade. Grand Marshal will be David Flannery, with Jean McCluskey and Breda Travers selected as Parade Honorees. Step off is at 3pm from Immaculate Conception Church in Tuckahoe, marching up Main Street to Lake Isle Country Club. The parade will feature many high school marching bands, civic groups, a police motorcycle brigade, step dancers, antique cars, and dignitaries such as Town Supervisor Anthony Colavita, Bronxville Mayor Mary Marvin, and Tuckahoe Mayor Steve Eckland.

Movies for Kids (and their Families) - 'The Court Jester' - Jacob Burns Film Center
March 10, 2013 - Pleasantville

The throne of England has been usurped! Who will make things right? When Danny Kaye's on the scene - playing the hapless, bumbling title character - the answer is obvious. And don't forget: "The pellet with the poison's in the vessel with the pestle!" Costarring Glynis Johns, Basil Rathbone, and Angela Lansbury. 1955. 101 min. Not rated.

Maple Sugaring - Muscoot Farm
March 10, 2013 - Katonah

The evaporator is hot, the sap is boiling, and the syrup is coming. Spend some time in the sugar house learning about how maple syrup is made, the process, and its history. Weather permitting.

Diane W. Darst Family Art Appreciation Day: 'Learning to Look®' at Animal Paintings - Bruce Museum
March 10, 2013 - Greenwich

This program is designed especially for families and children to foster appreciation and understanding of art related to current Museum exhibitions and based on the Learning to Look® curriculum developed by Diane W. Darst and Sue Ann Massey Williamson. Today's program will be presented in conjunction with the Bruce Museum exhibition Lure of the Ocean: The Art of Stanley Meltzoff. The lessons will focus on techniques that artists utilize to depict water and animals in paintings. There will be painting activities in the Education Workshop. All activities are free with Museum admission, are fully accessible and suitable for people of all abilities and ages. For reservations, call 203-869-0376 or email your name and event date to info@brucemuseum.org.

Sugarfest 2013 - Westmoreland Sanctuary
March 10, 2013 - Bedford Corners

A hugely popular event, Sugarfest will be two days this year. Sign up for either Saturday, March 9 or Sunday, March 10. The schedule is the same for each day. First, enjoy an all-you-can-eat homemade Pancake Feast served with 100% New York Maple Syrup. There will be plain and blueberry pancakes, sausage, and melon. Two seating times are available each day; seating is limited. Call to pre-register by March 7. Following each seating is the "Maple Sugaring Through the Ages" program, which looks at the evolution of making maple syrup, from the harvesting and processing techniques used by the Native Americans and early colonists, through present day. Learn how to tap a tree, and even test yourself to see if you can tell the difference between 100% maple and imitation syrup. Visit westmorelandsanctuary.org.

Annual Holiday Exhibit - 'It Takes A Village' - Yorktown Museum
Through March 16, 2013 - Yorktown Heights

The museum's annual holiday exhibit takes you on a stroll down memory lane through miniature rural towns, farms, and village shops sprinkled with antique toys and foreign dolls. A French lithographed dollhouse, 1950's diner, and New England fishing hamlet are just some of the buildings that will be on display. On view through March 16, 2013.

Black History StoryWalk: 'Molly, By Golly! The Legend of Molly Williams? - White Plains Public Library
Through March 17, 2013 - White Plains

Along this StoryWalk, kids in grades 1-6 and their families will learn about Molly Williams, an African American cook for NYC's Fire Company 11 in 1818, who is thought to be America's first female firefighter. The StoryWalk is based on the book entitled, ?Molly, by Golly! The Legend of Molly Williams, America's First Female Firefighter," written by Dianne Ochiltree and illustrated by Kathleen Kemly. The StoryWalk opens Sunday, February 17 at 1pm, and continues through Sunday, March 17.

Public Art Installation: "Organic Abstracts" by Dianne Smith - Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
Through March 24, 2013 - Bronx

"Organic Abstracts" consists of two large-scale, outdoor sculptures by Bronx-born artist Dianne Smith. The installation showcases her minimalist approach to large, abstract works made from repurposed materials that are incorporated into the landscape.

VITAL SIGNS Art Exhibition - Pelham Art Center
Through March 30, 2013 - Pelham

A colorful, larger-than-life exhibition of photographs, installation art, and video, questioning our conventional notions of identity, beauty, gender, and the body politic. Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm; Saturday 10am-4pm, through March 30.

From Italy to America - Greenwich Historical Society
Through March 30, 2013 - Greenwich

Celebrate the rich cultural heritage of Italian-American communities in Connecticut through objects, documents and film drawn from local families. Also featured is a complementary collection of 26 black and white photographs from a show entitled From Italy to America: The Photographs of Anthony Riccio that was originally organized by the Bellarmine Museum of Art at Fairfield University. March 1-June 30, 2013.

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week - Over 200 Restaurants in Seven Counties
Through March 31, 2013 -

The spring 2013 Hudson Valley Restaurant Week will take place March 11-24. The Valley Table presents the region's largest dining event, with more than 200 participating restaurants from seven counties. Restaurants include Crabtree's Kittle House, La Cremaillere, Harvest on Hudson, Red Hat on the River, and X2O Xaviars on the Hudson, Fig & Olive, Restaurant 42 at the Ritz Carlton, plus many family-friendly restaurants, which will offer delicious, pre-fixe dining. Others joining the roster this spring are Gaucho Grill, Myong Gourmet, Swift and more. Pricing: three-course dinner for $29.95 and/or three-course lunch for $20.95 (excluding beverage, tax and tip). For more information and a growing list of participating restaurants, visit hudsonvalleyrestaurantweek.com. Hudson Valley Restaurant Week takes place in the spring and fall, and is a great time for families to try cuisine at some of the region's best restaurants by taking advantage of the prix-fixe menus.

Free Crafts Saturdays - Straight A's
Through March 31, 2013 - White Plains

Every Saturday Straight A's invites kids of all ages to enjoy free arts & crafts. Drop in any time between 1-3pm, no reservation necessary. March. 2: Create your own Weather Wheel; March 9: In Like a Lion out Like a Lamb Puppets; March 16: Craft a St. Patrick's Day Mobile; March 23: Make a Winter to Spring Cherry Blossom Tree; March 20: Create an Under-the-Sea Wall Hanging.

Magician Philip Klipper Will Astound You! - Ciao! Restaurant
Through March 31, 2013 - Eastchester

Every Thursday from 6-8pm, Magician Philip Klipper will astound and delight the whole family with his incredible sleight of hand during dinner. March 7, 14, 21, and 28.

Magician Philip Klipper Will Astound You! - Cheeburger Cheeburger Restaurant
Through March 31, 2013 - 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. March 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29.

'In the Heights' (EXTENDED!) - Westchester Broadway Theatre
Through April 07, 2013 - Elmsford

Now extended for 17 more performances through April 7, 2013! The 2008 Tony Award winning musical weaves a tale about three days in the life of Washington Heights, a vibrant and tight-knit community at the top of the island of Manhattan. It's a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open, and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. The unique and exhilarating score is a dazzling array of hip-hop, salsa, pop, soul, reggae, cha-cha, and mambo, including, "When You're Home," "It Won't Be Long Now," and "In The Heights." Show runs through March 17, 2013. Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday matinees including lunch; Thursday, Friday Saturday, and Sunday Evenings including dinner.

Magnificent Trees of The New York Botanical Garden - New York Botanical Garden
Through April 14, 2013 - Bronx

Larry Lederman, landscape photographer and member of NYBG's Board of Advisors, has spent years walking the garden grounds to observe and photograph trees and vistas in all seasons and at all times of day. Lush images featuring their diversity and visual impact are on view in the gallery space. The New York Botanical Garden is home to more than 30,000 trees, some in woodland, some in groves, and some standing in solitary majesty. Magnificent Trees is lavishly illustrated with photographs by Larry Lederman and accompanied by descriptions by Todd A. Forrest, Arthur Ross vice president for horticulture and living collections at the garden. An authority on the diverse species present across the 250-acre landscape, Forrest details their fascinating histories -- from their vital role in Native American life and culture to their function in neutral territory during the Revolutionary War. Lederman captures their grandeur in hundreds of stunning images and portrays their diversity with photographs that reveal the trees in myriad fascinating perspectives: in landscape views that convey the garden's genius loci; portraits illustrating the architecture and profound visual impact of select trees; remarkable details of flowers, fruit, leaves, and bark; and impressionistic images, abstract in character yet beautiful in composition.

Chinasaurs: Dinosaur Discoveries from China - Bruce Museum
Through April 21, 2013 - Greenwich

This exhibition features skeletons, skulls, nests and eggs of more than a dozen rare Asian dinosaurs, some highlighting new evidence of the close relationship between birds and dinosaurs. January 26, 2013-April 21, 2013.

African Penguins - Maritime Aquarium
Through April 21, 2013 - Norwalk

Back for a celebratory but brief encore, a small exhibit of Africa penguins will be on special display for two months. They waddle comically on land but swim gracefully in the water, all while dressed semi-formally in black-and-white attire. And they're not all from the South Pole. African penguins actually are native to temperate South Africa. Come learn more about these birds, whose conservation status is listed as vulnerable. Penguin encounters are are available for an additional fee.

Tony Hawk / Rad Science - New York Hall of Science
Through April 22, 2013 - Corona

Find out how the physics of gravity, force, velocity and balance make radical tricks possible in action sports in this program that runs through April 22. Children under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

The Orchid Show - The New York Botanical Garden
Through April 22, 2013 - Bronx

The 11th annual exhibition celebrates this storied flower in all its amazing forms with thousands of brilliantly colored orchids. The largest exhibition of its kind in the United States also offers insight into caring for orchids, music from around the world, and a gorgeous setting for evening cocktails. Elaborate and kaleidoscopic displays throughout the galleries of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory explode with orchids in an amazing array of colors, shapes, sizes, and textures. Tens of thousands of blooms -- blue and purple vandas, green and yellow cymbidiums, delicate pink and white moth orchids, and more -- stand out amid stately palms and exotic tropical leaves. This year, The Orchid Show is designed by Francisca P. Coelho, Vivian and Edward Merrin Vice President for Glasshouses and Exhibitions at the Garden. Coehlho is best known for her plantsmanship and key role in the design and development of high profile shows in the Conservatory. There will be demonstrations, Q&A's, guided tours, lectures, evening events, and classes. An All-Garden Pass includes admission to the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, Everett Children's Adventure Garden, Rock Garden, Tram Tour, and more. Through April 22.

Orchid Care Demonstrations - The New York Botanical Garden
Through April 22, 2013 - Bronx

A series of hands-on demonstrations shows you how to grow and care for orchids at home. Topics vary each weekend and cover the most frequently asked questions on topics such as Potting and Dividing Orchids, Basic Orchid Care, and Fragrant Orchids.

Music from the World of Orchids - The New York Botanical Garden
Through April 22, 2013 - Bronx

Orchids intrigue and inspire people in every country and culture. Enjoy a selection of music from around the world as different artists play popular tunes from a featured continent each weekend.

The Orchid Show Q&A - The New York Botanical Garden
Through April 22, 2013 - Bronx

Garden guides highlight parts of the permanent collection and special exhibition to add insight to your experience of The Orchid Show.

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

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

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

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

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

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

NIGHTWATCH: The Art of Greg Mort - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
Through May 27, 2013 - Stamford

Greg Mort, a Maryland artist with a well-established national reputation, has his eyes firmly in the sky in this selection of original artworks. Mort conveys his awe, respect, and love of nature in his artworks, which can be found at the White House, the Smithsonian Institution and in the collection of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration(NASA). February 16 - May 27, 2013.

THE PRINTS OF ETIENNE LEOPOLD TROUVELOT - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
Through May 27, 2013 - Stamford

Etienne Leopold Trouvelot (1827 ? 1895) had a career as an astronomical artist, after a disastrous career as an entomologist. He introduced the Gypsy Moth to North America accidentally, in 1869. Trouvelot?s exacting details and nuanced shading produced imagery that rivaled even the finest and most technologically advanced photographic images of the time. Today, Trouvelot?s works endure as the most detailed and meticulous illustrations of celestial phenomena ever complied. Included in the exhibition will be images as varied as the Planet Jupiter, The Great Comet of 1881 and the Partial Eclipse of the Moon.

Lure of the Ocean: The Art of Stanley Meltzoff - Bruce Museum
Through June 02, 2013 - Greenwich

This new art and science exhibition features approximately 30 paintings by Stanley Meltzoff, the master of portraying fish in their environments -– from the New Jersey shore to the shallows of the Caribbean and the deep Atlantic waters. February 9-June 2, 2013.

Beyond the Bed: The American Quilt Evolution - Katonah Museum of Art
Through June 16, 2013 - Katonah

Quilts have evolved dramatically in form, fashion, and function during their long and distinguished history. In this exhibition Jean Burks, senior curator at the Shelburne Museum, will explore the wide range of quilts intended as bed coverings, articles of clothing, furniture accessories, wall decoration, and finally, three-dimensional room sculpture. Illustrating a variety of techniques, designs, and cultural styles, the pieces selected will showcase the work of North American quilters working from the beginning of the 19th century to the present. February 24 through June 16, 2013. Major funding for this exhibition was generously provided by The Coby Foundation.

Born to Be Wild - Maritime Aquarium
Through June 20, 2013 - Norwalk

Academy-Award winner Morgan Freeman lends his voice to this film which follows orphaned baby orangutans and elephants, and the people who rescue and raise them for eventual release back into the wild. Through June 20, 2013.

The Last Reef: Cities Beneath the Sea - IMAX Theater, Maritime Aquarium
Through June 20, 2013 - Norwalk

Coral reefs are considered exotic, distant places with little or no connection to our everyday world. Yet every reef is a living city beneath the sea, with a parallel existence to ours. Maritime Aquarium audiences will recognize scenes from New York City as the film compares reef communities to human communities. The film?s imagery immerses audiences in reef communities, among familiar dolphins, sharks and rays but also lesser-known species, such as crocodile fish, colorful nudibranchs and delicate flatworms. January 18-June 20, 2013.

Sharks - IMAX Theater, Maritime Aquarium
Through June 20, 2013 - Norwalk

This film offers an unflinching look at the ocean's ultimate predator with an emphasis on why shark populations are dropping. A sea turtle with a British accent help make this a family-friendly show, even for the youngest members. January 18-June 20, 2013.

Meerkats - Maritime Aquarium
Through September 02, 2013 - Norwalk

Meerkats are members of the mongoose family that live in social �mobs� in the Kalahari Desert, in the southern African nations of Botswana and South Africa. No mere cats, meerkats are fascinating for living in structured but cooperative societies, including a foraging strategy where adults take turns standing guard upright on their hind feet, watching for predators, while the others eat. The meerkats� exhibit offers opportunities for climbing, digging and exploring, with several feeding locations to keep them on the alert for incoming crickets. A viewing bubble lets visitors pop up right among the meerkats. Through September 2, 2013.


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