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THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN BRONX ON APRIL 20

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by Daily Kids Events Editor April 20, 2014

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Find fun things to do today with kids in the NYC area in our Calendar of Events

free and low-cost things to do with kids in Bronx Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Bronx today, April 20, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on today in Bronx's museums, galleries, and libraries for some educational fun; in the parks, for outdoor and nature activities; and in the theaters, for children's concerts and performances. Plus, get details and directions on any street fairs or holiday festivals happening April 20. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Bronx, check out our complete calendar of events.

Fantasy Forest Amusement Park Celebrate Spring Break! - Fantasy Forest Amusement Park at the Flushing Meadows Carousel
Through September 30, 2014 - Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Fantasy Forest offers the historic Flushing Meadows Carousel (from the 1964-1965 NY World's Fair!) as well as several other attractions, including the Fantasy Frog Hopper and Queens' only roller coaster, the Corona Cobra Coaster!

Fantasy Forest Amusement Park at the Flushing Meadows Carousel Open Full-Time - Fantasy Forest Amusement Park at the Flushing Meadows Carousel
Through October 31, 2014 - Queens

The Fantasy Forest Amusement Park at the Flushing Meadows Carousel (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens) kicks off its full-season schedule! Come by for great thrills, fun, and adventure! Fantasy Forest has several great amusement rides, including the Fantasy Frog Hopper, the Corona Choo Choo, and Queens' only roller coaster, the Corona Cobra Coaster! The amusement park and carousel are located right next to the Queens Zoo! Come celebrate Spring with us and enjoy the exciting rides of Fantasy Forest! Tickets, pricing, and hours are available on our website at www.fantasyforestnyc.com! We also are home to the most thrilling birthday parties in Queens!

American Watercolor Society - 147th Annual International Exhibition - Salmagundi Club
Through April 20, 2014 - New York

The AWS annual is one of the premier watercolor exhibits in the world. Over 1200 artists from throughout the United States and 12 foreign countries submitted their work to a panel of jurors chosen from signature members of the AWS. Of these submissions (one per artist), 122 paintings were selected for the exhibition. Forty paintings from the show are selected for the Traveling Exhibition, which will tour museums and galleries across the country during the next year. For the schedule of the Traveling Exhibition, and to see images of the prize-winning entries, visit www.americanwatercolorsociety.org.

Fashion Jewelry: The Collection of Barbara Berger - Museum of Arts & Design
Through April 20, 2014 - New York

Featuring over 450 pieces of fashion jewelry by designers such as Miriam Haskell, Marcel Boucher, Balenciaga, Kenneth Jay Lane, and Gripoix, this exhibition will be an eye-opening display of necklaces, bracelets, and earrings, many of them one-of-a-kind, drawn from the world-renowned collection of Barbara Berger. The daughter of an American diamond merchant, Berger began her collection of some 3,000 bijoux de couture when she purchased a pair of Chanel earrings at a French flea market as a teenager and went on to assemble one of the largest and finest collections of couture jewelry in the world.

Easter Brunch Cruise - Hornblower Cruises and Events
April 20, 2014 - New York

Start a new tradition this Easter Sunday. Sit back and take in the country's most beautiful skyline while enjoying Bottomless Breakfast Cocktails, a plentiful buffet, and the best service on the Hudson.

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra - Carnegie Hall
April 20, 2014 - New York

Robert Spano leads his Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in a stirring performance of Britten's towering masterpiece War Requiem. The composer created this mammoth meditation against war by juxtaposing Latin texts from the Mass for the Dead with shocking depictions of battle by Wilfred Owen, a British poet who died in World War I.

New York Easter Lunch and Dinner Cruises - Spirit Cruises
April 20, 2014 - New York

Celebrate the holiday aboard the Spirit with a plentiful buffet, engaging DJ entertainment, dancing and more. The lunch cruise includes an appearance by the Easter Bunny and Spirit's Grande Lunch Buffet with additional kid-friendly items.

Easter Brunch Cruise - World Yacht
April 20, 2014 - New York

Tickets include a private table, brunch buffet, a complimentary family portrait & a complimentary mimosa. There will also be a live pianist on board performing relaxing tunes and ballads.

Holy Week Service Schedule - The Cathedral of St. John the Divine
Through April 20, 2014 - New York

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, the Cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of New York, announces their service schedule for Holy Week 2014: April 13 - Palm Sunday, April 14 and April 16 - Holy Monday and Holy Wednesday, April 15 - Holy Tuesday, April 17 - Maundy Thursday, April 18 - Good Friday, April 19 - Holy Saturday, April 20 - Easter Day.

Hava Nagila: A Song for the People - Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Through April 20, 2014 - New York

An exhibit that uses engaging imagery, video, music, and imaginative design to tell the little-known history of the wordless melody from Ukraine that became the theme song for Jewish celebrations around the world.

Bello Mania - New Victory Theater
Through April 20, 2014 - New York

Nock Nock. Who's there? Back by popular demand, it's Demetrius Alexandro Claudio Amadeus Bello Nock, the gravity-defying dude with the foot-high hair. Returning to the New Vic stage (and his 44-foot sway pole) in BELLO MANIA, "America's Best Clown" (TIME Magazine) delivers brand new wacky antics and favorite daredevil tricks. Whether you're coming back for more or seeing it for the first time, 2013 Drama Desk nominee BELLO MANIA is bound to be the HIGHlight of your spring break.

Touch A Jellyfish - Maritime Aquarium
Through April 20, 2014 - Norwalk

The Maritime Aquarium is turning conventional beach wisdom upside down, by inviting its visitors to do something they've been told not to do all their lives: touch a jellyfish. This special exhibit will let visitors safely touch live moon jellyfish, one of the most common species in Long Island Sound. Open weekends, holidays and school vacation weeks January 18–April 20.

Sunday Art Discoveries - The Jewish Museum
April 20, 2014 - Upper East Side

Families with children ages 4-10 engage with works of art through exciting activities and gallery tours that focus on themes related to the museum's special exhibitions. Every third Sunday through May, 18. This month, explore the exhibit Mysterious Animals, Masterpieces & Curiosities I: A Medieval Aquamanile.

Easter Dinner at the Fox Hollow - Volpe Ristorante & Lounge
April 20, 2014 - Woodbury

Bring the family to the Fox Hollow to celebrate Easter Sunday! Dine in the all new Volpe restaurant at Fox Hollow & enjoy award winning cuisine in this elegant and festive setting. Please call for reservations.

Easter Champagne Brunch & Dinner Cruises - Bateaux New York
April 20, 2014 - New York

Get out on the water this Easter for an exceptional celebration aboard New York's most luxurious cruising vessel, Bateaux. Distinctive dining. Sophisticated live holiday entertainment. Dancing and stunning views. Make a lasting memory this year and celebrate Easter in style.

Messy Afternoons - Long Island Children's Museum
April 20, 2014 - Garden City

Join in for the type of artistic activities that everyone loves, but not one likes to clean-up after. Except the LICM staff. The afternoon will offer a variety of sensory activities for children ages 18 months to age 4.

Student Arts Festival, Part II - Guild Hall
Through April 20, 2014 - East Hampton

For twenty-two years, the Student Art Festival has helped nurture and encourage young talent on the East End. Over 5,000 students from kindergarten through high school from 10 public, private and home schools in the Amagansett, Bridgehampton, East Hampton, Montauk, Oysterponds, Sag Harbor Shelter Island, and Wainscott districts participate. The exhibition celebrates the artistic pursuits young people by exhibiting their work in a museum environment and salutes their teachers who cultivate and inspire the creative process. Student Arts Festival, Part II features art done by children in grades 9-12. Reception March 8 2-4pm. Exhibit runs from March 8- April 20, 2014.

Wave Hill's Welcome Spring/Easter Brunch - Wave Hill
April 20, 2014 - Bronx

Presented by Wave Hill's long-time partner and exclusive caterer Great Performances, New York City's premier catering and events company, this very special brunch in historic Wave Hill House's Armor Hall will feature a beautiful spread of unique twists on classic brunch presentations and is perfect for welcoming Easter. Seatings will be offered at 11am and 11:30am. Cost is $45 per person excluding tax and gratuity. Please note that payment will not be accepted day-of and must be received by 12pm on April 17. Reservations may be made online or by calling 718-549-3200 x395. Guests will be provided with a secured credit card payment link to purchase tickets online at wavehillreservations@greatperformances.com.

Family Art Project: Eco Fair - Wave Hill
April 20, 2014 - Bronx

Celebrate nature by making arty, nature-inspired crafts from a variety of recycled materials. Fashion a plastic flower from a discarded CD, an egg-carton caterpillar, a board game of bottle caps, or decorate an Earth Day pin to display your care for the planet in this fun Eco Fair. Free with Grounds Admission.

Little Makers: Colorful Kaleidoscopes - NY Hall of Science
April 20, 2014 - Corona

This program invites families with young children to tinker, design and create together. Participants will explore new materials, tools and processes as they make a project to take home. Sometimes creativity can get messy, so dress your little maker (and yourself) in old clothing that can be splattered with things like paint, ink and glue. Families explore the colors and fascinating patterns inside of kaleidoscopes. Then they will use natural and man-made materials to make one of their very own. Materials Fee: $8 per family.

Cirque Du Soleil: Amaluna - Citi Field, Lot C
April 20, 2014 - Flushing

This show invites audiences to a mysterious island governed by goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon. The queen, Prospera, directs her daughter's coming-of-age ceremony in a rite that honours femininity, renewal, rebirth, and balance -- marking the passage of these insights and values from one generation to the next.

Meet the Easter Bunny - Bourbon Street
April 20, 2014 - Bayside

Hop on over for a yummy brunch Big Easy style and celebrate the season with the Easter Bunny.

Family Art Workshops - Queens Museum
April 20, 2014 - Corona

These fun, educational workshops invite children ages 5-12 and their adult companions to take part in a shared learning experience that take visitors into the galleries and art studios. Activities offer families the opportunity to reflect on the artworks presented in Museum exhibitions as they work collaboratively to create unique works of their own with a variety of different materials. The art projects are as wildly diverse as the Queens Museum's dynamic permanent and changing exhibitions. From building monsters to designing city blocks to making puppets, the art works are created by adults and children together under the guidance of skilled and caring teaching artists and a team of youth , and accommodate diverse learners and are accessible to families with children with special needs and English Language Learners.

Egg Hunt with Wolves! - Wolf Conservation Center
April 20, 2014 - South Salem

Make your holiday the wildest one yet! Join the WCC on Easter to learn about the mythology, biology, and ecology of wolves in North America. Then, join in an egg-hunt with a twist - instead of looking for eggs, guests will help hide them for Ambassador wolves Alawa and Zephyr to find! Guests will also visit Ambassador wolf Atka and the WCC's critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves. Pre-registration is required. Information and registration are available at nywolf.org.

Food Truck Rally - Prospect Park/Grand Army Plaza
April 20, 2014 - Park Slope

The food trucks are back! Sample treats from New York's best food trucks. Lobster rolls, kimchee, dumplings, and much more.

Easter Egg Hunt - Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park
April 20, 2014 - Battery Park City

Children ages 3-12 can search for more than 500 eggs hidden throughout the hotel lobby and outdoor plaza. Each egg contains a hidden treasure. If you recover one of the twelve golden eggs you'll receive an additional prize. Kids can also meet the Easter Bunny from 12-1pm.

Full Bunny Contact - Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center
Through April 20, 2014 - New York

The biggest, baddest bunnies New York has ever seen descend upon Manhattan for a cage battle like no other. Timothy Haskell, creator of New York's most horrifying haunted house, NIGHTMARE, presents FULL BUNNY CONTACT, a weekend-long Easter festival with a decidedly twisted and whimsical take on the traditional spring fair. Wander the grounds and participate in games and activities with a main event that pits New Yorkers against hardcore bunnies in an Easter egg hunt for the ages. The festival includes a midway, game booths, food trucks, a DJ, live entertainment, and more.

Celebrate Earth Week! - Brooklyn Children's Museum
April 20, 2014 - Crown Heights

Spend your spring break at Brooklyn Children's Museum with this festival celebrating all things green and sustainable! Meet native animals, start spring seedlings for the Garden, and test your eco-education at our Garbagena game show!

Play Lab Workshop: Egg-citing Eggs - Brooklyn Children's Museum
April 20, 2014 - Crown Heights

Explore the egg-citing world of eggs and discover how families around the world celebrate the holiday known as Easter. Learn about animals that come from eggs, and examine a real bird's nest from the museum's collection. Make your own nest to take home.

Eco Fair - Brooklyn Children's Museum
April 20, 2014 - Crown Heights

Browse, explore, and learn about how groups from CUSP, the Climate and Urban Systems Partnership, are fighting climate change in New York City.

Sunday Family Bingo Night - The Moxie Spot
April 20, 2014 - Brooklyn Heights

Small prizes for the winners. Break out some of Moxie Spot's board games, too.

The Brooklyn Folk Festival - The Bell House
April 20, 2014 - Gowanus

The Brooklyn Folk Festival will feature the best in old-time string-band music, folk, blues, song writers, jug band, bluegrass, traditional Indonesian, and Balkan music, and much more. It's very kid friendly, although moms and dads might want to just leave the kids at home!

Pump It Up's JUMP-N-EGG HUNT - Pump It Up Norwalk
April 20, 2014 - Norwalk

Hop on over to Pump it Up Norwalk for an inflatably fun Easter Egg Hunt that includes jumptime, crafts and visits with the Easter Bunny.

Easter Egg Hunt - Wilton Library
April 20, 2014 - Wilton

What are all these eggs doing in the Children's Library? Pick up an Easter Egg Hunt list from the Children's Reference Desk to help you keep track of all the eggs. Try to spot all ten.

155 Thru the Roof - Theater For The New City
Through April 20, 2014 - New York City

"155 Thru the Roof," a fanciful comedy with music, will be presented by Theater for the New City, April 3 to 20. Written by award-winning playwright Toby Armour, directed by George Ferencz with music by Peter Dizozza, the play follows the epic adventures of Lily Field, director of Theater for the New Syzygy, as she moves through the Fourth Dimension beyond Earth and the Lower East Side. Audiences were first introduced to Lily and Theater for the New Syzygy in 2012, when "155 First Avenue" debuted at Theater for the New City. That play, by the same team, celebrated the heroic struggle for survival of an Off-Broadway theater in a past haunted by friendly ghosts such as Walt Whitman and Molly Picon. "155 Thru the Roof" continues the chronicle of the theater's survival far into a perilous future. Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00 PM; Sundays at 3:00 PM. Tickets $15 general admission, $10 students and seniors. Box office (212) 254-1109.

Family Sunday at the Museum - Nassau County Museum of Art
April 20, 2014 - Roslyn Harbor

The museum offers a 1pm docent-led family walk through of the current exhibition and beginning at 1:30pm, supervised art activities for the whole family. Special family guides of the main exhibition are available in the galleries.

Constructing Contraptions! - The Maritime Explorium
April 20, 2014 - Port Jefferson

Build your own catapult – test for distance and accuracy. Can you improve your design? Then, make a Seed Ball using native plant seeds to launch from your catapult.

Don Juan, or Wages of Debauchery - Jan Hus Playhouse
April 20, 2014 - Upper East Side

Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre returns to the Jan Hus Playhouse, 351 East 74th Street, April 10 to May 4 with Don Juan, or Wages of Debauchery, conceived and directed by Vit Horejs, adapted and directed from an anonymous play of itinerant puppeteers. In 18th century Europe, Don Juan ("Don Shayn") was among the top "hits" of the Czech marionette repertoire. The only theatre truly available in small towns and villages were shows by itinerant puppeteers. Their plays were a whimsical mixture of "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous," heroic legends, and rudimentary pre-Shakespearean tragedies. There is nothing very glamorous about the character of Don Juan in the Czech puppet play--he ends up as a common robber, hungry, rejected by all his former conquests and riled constantly by his inept servant Kasparek, the earthy Bohemian cousin of Mr. Punch and Leporello.

Sleeping Beauty at Galli's Fairytale Theater - Galli's Fairytale Theater
April 20, 2014 - Midtown

A wicked fairy is upset at not being invited to a princess?s birthday celebration and casts a sleeping spell on the entire kingdom for a hundred years. Will the perfect prince come and bestow the kiss that alone can break the curse and wake the sleeping princess and the kingdom?

Bello Mania - The New Victory Theater
April 20, 2014 - Theater District Times Square

Nock Nock. Who's there? Demetrius Alexandro Claudio Amadeus Bello Nock, the gravity-defying dude with the foot-high hair, of course! Returning to the New Vic stage (and his 44-foot sway pole) in BELLO MANIAdelivers brand new wacky antics and favorite daredevil tricks. Whether you're coming back for more or seeing it for the first time, this show is bound to be the highlight of your spring break.

Just Drop In! - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
April 20, 2014 - Upper East Side

Families with children ages 3–10 explore exhibition highlights through creative, interactive projects led by museum educators.

Sunday Studio: Painted Panels: European Paintings - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
April 20, 2014 - Upper East Side

Try your hand at creating works of art in the galleries. Focus on a different art form each session with family-friendly activities led by an artist. Art supplies provided. Presented in conjunction with the New European Paintings Galleries, 1250?1800.

Spring Break Crafts & Games - Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
April 20, 2014 - Upper East Side

Drop in during regular museum hours and make a 19th-century craft and play historic games. If the weather is nice, step out into the garden and try out the collection of wooden toys. Museum tour and access to the Children's Corner included.

Family Art Workshops: Remix: Collage - The Museum of Modern Art
April 20, 2014 - Midtown


For kids ages 4-6 and their adult companions.

Explore the mixed media artwork of Sigmar Polke, then combine, arrange, and layer materials to create your own works of art. You may sign up for one date and time per workshop. This workshop will take place on the following dates:
April 19, 20, 26, 27
May 3, 4, 10, 11
Registration for all sessions of this workshop will open 10 days before the first session, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Email familypgrograms@moma.org for more information. This program is for individual families of up to two adults and up to three kids.

Sign language interpretation can be scheduled for any Family Art Workshops program with at least two weeks? advance notice by calling (212) 408-6347 or (212) 247-1230 (TTY) or by e-mailing accessprograms@moma.org.
FM assistive listening devices (headsets and neck loops) are available for all programs.

DISNEY JUNIOR LIVE ON TOUR! PIRATE & PRINCESS ADVENTURE - Theater at Madison Square Garden
April 20, 2014 - Midtown

Grab your tiaras and doubloons for this never-before-seen live show featuring characters from Disney Junior's hit series, Sofia the First and Jake and the Never Land Pirates. Sofia and her family prepare for a royal celebration that shows the true meaning of being a princess with a special appearance from Cinderella. Then it's off to Never Land where Jake and his swashbuckling friends Izzy and Cubby, with a little help from Peter Pan, battle Captain Hook to unlock treasure hidden inside a mysterious volcano. It's danger and dueling on the high seas as Jake discovers what it takes to be a true hero. Filled with new music, amazing effects, thrilling action and endless surprises, your whole family will sing, shout, and soar.

Uncover Civil War History Over Spring Break - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
April 20, 2014 - Upper West Side

Families explore, learn, and compete together in Civil War-themed family programs in conjunction with the New-York Historical Society's new exhibition Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the Civil War. Search for Civil War clues on a scavenger hunt throughout the museum (Can you find the flag for New York's 39th Regiment? What about the soldier's uniform that still has dirt and grime from the last day of battle?). Take a family quiz to test your knowledge about the Civil War. And on special dates, meet reenactors from historic Civil War regiments with authentic uniforms, camp gear and artifacts.

Jungle Book - Vanderbilt Carriage House
April 20, 2014 - Centerport

A young man-cub named Mowgli is raised by a panther named Bagheera and pursued by his enemy, Shere Khan.

Easter Egg Hunt & Meet the Easter Bunny - Garden of Eve Farm
April 20, 2014 - Riverhead

Bring the kids to a real organic farm Easter Egg Hunt. Meet real chickens and bunnies, and the Easter Bunny too. Every child gets a prize. Register at gardenofevefarm.com.

Makers' Lab: Science & Technology Workshops: littleBits Inventions - Children's Museum of Manhattan
April 20, 2014 - Upper West Side

Brainstorm an invention and use littleBits electronic blocks to make your idea come to life. Experiment with connecting batteries, light and sound sensors to your invention to see what will happen!

Post-It Pad Animations - Children's Museum of the Arts
April 20, 2014 - Hudson Square

Using a post-it pad, kids will animate a cartoon flip book for fun.

NYC Easter Parade - St. Patrick's Cathedral
April 20, 2014 - Midtown

Each year on Easter the best of the bonnets are showcased along Fifth Avenue as New Yorkers celebrate the holiday by roaming the streets in their most festive spring gear. The parade marches north on Fifth Avenue, starting at 49th Street, but the best place to watch is from the area around St. Patrick's Cathedral.

The Campaign Manager - Arlene's Grocery
Through April 20, 2014 - New York

A new play by Stephen Smallhorne. Just in time for Easter, “The Campaign Manager” is a satirical look at Peter’s campaign to turn Jesus into a worldwide sensation. Will Peter be able to control the message or will Jesus’s journey take on a life of its own? Peter takes on the job to boost Jesus’s career, Lazarus steps in to manufacture a miracle or two, and Mary Magdalene works her own angle to profit from Jesus’s ascent. When Peter is faced with his inevitable last move that will put Jesus’s fame over the top he is suddenly struck by the real man he has come to know and the consequences of his campaign. Stephen Smallhorne’s new play skillfully treads the dark, sticky world of modern celebrity with one of the most famous figures of all.

KATG Week of Comedy, Theater, Live Podcasts & More! - Various venues in NYC
Through April 20, 2014 -

Popular Queens-based podcasters Keith and The Girl (KATG) are hosting a week of live comedy, theater, podcast tapings and more featuring guests from stage and screen. Podcasting since 2005, Keith Malley and Chemda (“The Girl”), are considered the trailblazers of the medium. Now the “original podcast people” Keith and The Girl are presenting a week of events in Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn. Venues include The Creek and The Cave, Littlefields and The Village Underground. Shows include Keith Malley recording his 11th stand up comedy album, Lauren Hennessy showcasing a new one person show called “Typecast”, Chemda hosting the game show “You Can’t Say That” based on the board game “Taboo”, and comedian Myka Fox hosting her podcast in front of a live audience. Tickets for each event can be purchased individually for $25. A “super pass” good for every event is available for $99. ABOUT KEITH AND THE GIRL - Keith and The Girl (KATG) is a fast-paced comedy podcast that records five days a week in Queens, New York. KATG began in March 2005, making it one of the longest-running podcasts in existence. Keith and Chemda utilize the unrestricted freedom that broadcasting over the Web gives them to do a show that is exactly what they want it to be: raw, funny, unique, totally unfiltered, and, most important, honest. Most recently they’ve taken their expertise and co-authored THE ULTIMATE PODCASTING GUIDE, a how-to bible for anyone interested in starting or monetizing. Comedian Marc Maron credits them for the launching of his WTF! podcast, calling them “the original podcast people" and Time Out New York dubbed Chemda the “queen of podcasting.” KATG has an expansive and loyal audience and impressive record of productions. They have over 35,000 forum members and several hundred thousand downloads per month. KATG fans enthusiastically support the show, traveling from all over to see their favorite KATG guests and even getting the KATG logo tattooed on their bodies.

Seaton Smith, Joe List, Pat Dixon, Sheng Wang, Chris DiStefano and more! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
April 20, 2014 - New York

7th Annual EasterFest - PS 101
April 20, 2014 - Forest Hills

The Fest begins with the Ascension band and Easter message entitled, "The Most Important Weekend in Human History!" During the service, the Easter story is shared in classes for toddlers thru 5th grade. The celebration continues with games, kids' craftmaking, refreshments and the famous indoor barnyard egg hunt.

Peeps Brand Presents Dinosaur Eggstravaganza! - Bronx Zoo
April 20, 2014 - Bronx

Celebrate the Easter holiday in dino-mite fashion on a search for graphic dinosaur "eggs." Carefully hidden within the zoos exhibits, it's sure to be an egg-citing scavenger hunt. After your hunt take a ride on the exciting Dinosaur Safari!

Gospel Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
April 20, 2014 - New York

Every Sunday, for the past 9 years, the world famous HARLEM GOSPEL CHOIR has brought their experience of Harlem & the Black Church to BB King's in a foot-stomping, hand-clapping, joyous gospel brunch-buffet show. The homestyle "all you can eat" southern buffet is guaranteed to fill the hole in your soul, and the Choir's joyous performance will have you dancing on the stage.

Ready to Rock - Bergen County YJCC
April 20, 2014 - Washington Townshio

Rock into spring at this community-wide event with activities for all ages including: Musical IQ, a musical journey with storytelling through Africa and Asia for children ages 3-6; , DayRock, a rock band experience for ages 7 and up; Super Soccer Stars with games 3-4 year olds, 5-6 year olds, and 2 year olds; a Matzah Bar with lots of toppings from which to choose from; crafts; gardening; swimming; and group fitness classes.

Nathalie Schmidt's 'Forgotten Lovers' - Moscow 57 on Delancey
April 20, 2014 - New York City

Parisian-based actor/singer/writer and director Nathalie Schmidt will star in her one-woman show, "Forgotten Lovers". For this show, Nathalie will be accompanied by Moscow 57 music director, producer and arranger Ethan Fein on guitar and Ben Brown on bass. Nathalie Schmidt is an acclaimed French actress, comedian, singer, writer and director based in Paris, France. Her show, "Forgotten Lovers", is a comedic/tragic musical about a woman, Greta, falling apart at the seams the week before she is to be married. COVER: $10 For reservations please call 212.260.5775 or write to info@moscow57.com

Easter Sunday and Earth Day Celebrations - Rutgers Presbyterian Church
April 20, 2014 - New York

Come Celebrate Easter Sunday and Earth Day! Rutgers Presbyterian Church, a highly progressive congregation that embodies the inclusion and diversity of New York, will hold unique Easter services on Sunday, April 20, at 11 a.m. by celebrating Earth Day and the environment. Dedicated to peace and social justice, Rutgers Presbyterian Church, located at 236 West 73rd Street, on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, also announced its Holy Week schedule of activities. During the Easter Sunday service, Pastor Andrew Stehlik will examine the overlooked connections between the Easter holiday and the environment. In addition, the Church’s acclaimed choir will sing music by Beethoven and Handel, and a brass quartet and organ will perform music of Guilmant and Widor. 9 a.m. Easter Sunrise Service in the Narthex; 9:30 a.m. Easter Breakfast in the Fellowship Hall; 11 a.m. Easter Sunday Service in the Sanctuary; 12:45 p.m. Easter Egg Hunt in the Daniel Russell Room.

Taisha Paggett - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through April 20, 2014 - New York

Los Angeles-based choreographer, dancer, and artist taisha paggett, whose work has often bridged the worlds of visual art and dance, presents a new performance for the 2014 Biennial. Free with Museum admission. No special tickets or reservations are required.

Robert Ashley and Alex Waterman - Vidas Perfectas - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through April 20, 2014 - New York

Alex Waterman directs a new Spanish-language version of Robert Ashley's ground-breaking "television opera" Perfect Lives (1983).

Spring Break Weekend Activities - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through April 20, 2014 - New York

This Spring Break Weekend, April 18-20, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum offers a multitude of hands-on and educational exhibits for kids and parents from a brand new exhibit to traditional favorites, which will excite kids of all ages.

The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary - New York Botanical Garden
Through April 21, 2014 - Bronx

A mosaic of classic and exotic orchids greets visitors in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory - a living design inspiration taking its cues from a modernist Key West estate garden. Throughout the exhibition, varied events and activities capture the artistic and cultural appeal of the Keys through live weekend music, a curated poetry walk, our much-loved Orchid Evenings, and more.

Exhibition: Six Ladders - Katonah Museum of Art
Through April 21, 2014 - Katonah

Bright swaths of vibrant colors transform the Katonah Museum of Art's exterior in its newest outdoor exhibition, "Six Ladders," by artist Andrea Lilienthal. Lilienthal created a series of giant bamboo ladders for the Museum's stately Sculpture Garden that are whimsical and enigmatic; their brilliant colors electrify the natural surroundings. Five ladders, with their cheerful colors and playful patterns, lean against the Museum's enormous spruce trees in various positions and at different angles. On the building's facade, a sixth, 30-foot ladder extends just short of the roofline - its form and ribbons of color energizing the wall and lending sculptural dimension to the flat expanse. Each of the ladders are hand-constructed from sturdy commercial bamboo, harvested in China, and painted with high-gloss outdoor enamel paint from Holland. Their surfaces are smooth and reflective, in contrast to the course-textured tree bark. According to Katonah Museum of Art Curator Ellen Keiter, "These are not functional structures - their bottom rungs are too high to mount and the ladders fail to reach the top of their intended destinations. These are instead beautiful works of art; Andrea Lilienthal responds to the inherent geometry of ladders and the repetitive rhythm of their rungs. She finds beauty in their simple, minimalist construction." "Lilienthal's ladders instill a sense of wonder and suggest that seemingly unreachable goals can be attained," she says. Keiter explains that bamboo is a hollow-stemmed, woody plant that "bows, sways, and splits, so slight imperfections, even substantial cracks, add distinctive character to each ladder. No two ladders are painted the same, yet their similarly saturated hues coalesce into a lively visual harmony." She adds, "The bands of luscious color wrap around the bamboo like candy confections, and bright confetti patterns alternate with stark black-and-white designs. A causal link exists between the artificial colors and the natural bamboo. On one ladder, Lilienthal painted white rings around the growth nodes of the bamboo; on another, the nodes demarcate the lengths of painted blue and orange sections." Says Lilienthal: "These magnificent and mysterious trees [at the Katonah Museum of Art], whose tops are not even visible, dwarf the people and furniture below. In response to their super scale, I chose the ladder, a form with human scale and multiple readings: utilitarian ancient, mythic, and universal. The severe and stately trees support the bamboo ladders in an implied partnership; rooted and stable, the trees assist the ladders in their attempt to ascend. But ultimately, how do you mount an 80-foot Norwegian spruce tree? My answer was to climb it with imagination, affirming our connection to the natural world." Lilienthal has used bamboo in her artistic practice for several years. In earlier installations, she aligned multiple painted, wrapped, or taped bamboo poles along a wall - works awash in color, but still relatable in size. However, her current exhibition at the Katonah Museum of Art is in keeping with the majesty, diameter, and spacing of the giant spruce trees. Adding to the intrigue of this exhibition are enlarged photographs of the Garden's spruce trees displayed in the Museum's two west windows adjacent to the lone 30-foot ladder. On first impression, the images appear as reflections. In this way, Lilienthal reinforces the relationship between the ladders and the trees while further playing with the viewers' perceptions and expectations. Historically, ladders carry rich and universal associations. In many faiths and fables, ladders are a symbol of ascent, of travel, of reaching upward. In modern times, they represent progress and growth, allowing us to reach higher than we would otherwise be able to go. Ladders symbolize elevation: from darkness to light, from ignorance to knowledge, and from the material to the spiritual. They are featured in art from prehistoric cave paintings to contemporary times. Jacob's Ladder, the metaphysical passage between heaven and earth, is mentioned in the first book of the Bible, and is represented in such disparate media as Renaissance paintings and popular video games. There is a popular African-American spiritual, "We Are Climbing Jacob's Ladder," Eric Carl's beloved children's picture book, "Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me," and innumerable colloquialisms regarding "the ladder of success." On view through April 21, 2014 during Museum hours: Sundays: 12-5pm; Tuesdays through Saturdays: 10am-5pm. Closed Mondays.

Disney Junior Live On Tour: Pirate and Princess Adventure - Theater at Madison Square Garden
Through April 21, 2014 - New York

A never-before-seen live show featuring favorite characters from Disney Junior's hit series, Sofia the First and Jake and the Never Land Pirates.

Ileana Sonnabend: Ambassador for the New - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through April 21, 2014 - New York

During a career spanning half a century, Ileana Sonnabend (1914-2007) helped shape the course of postwar art in Europe and North America. Both a gallerist and a noted collector, Sonnabend was instrumental in introducing American Pop art and Minimalism to Europe, and Italian Arte Povera to the United States. Sonnabend also sought out and supported some of the most noncommercial and challenging Conceptual, new-media, and performance-based art of the 1970s. Among the many important works that Sonnabend owned is Robert Rauschenberg's Combine painting Canyon (1959), which the Sonnabend family generously donated to The Museum of Modern Art in 2012. In celebration of this extraordinary gift, Ileana Sonnabend: Ambassador for the New explores Sonnabend's legendary eye through selected works that she presented in her eponymous galleries in Paris and New York. The exhibition includes works by approximately 30 artists, including Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, Robert Morris, Mario Merz, Vito Acconci, John Baldessari, and Jeff Koons. Ileana Sonnabend: Ambassador for the New reveals the astounding scope of Sonnabend's taste and salutes her commitment to introducing groundbreaking art to the public.

The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary - New York Botanical Garden
Through April 21, 2014 - Bronx

A mosaic of classic and exotic orchids greets visitors in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory - a living design inspiration taking its cues from a modernist Key West estate garden. Throughout the exhibition, varied events and activities capture the artistic and cultural appeal of the Keys through live weekend music, a curated poetry walk, Orchid Evenings, and more. During The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary, step out of the bustling city and into the Florida Keys, where the dramatic beauty of a flourishing tropical garden is amplified by vibrant architecture to recall this particular island's charm and ambience. The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory's sprawling glasshouse galleries are transformed into a modernist Key West estate garden inspired by a garden originally designed by award-winning landscape architect Raymond Jungles for Susan Henshaw Jones, who is President of the Museum of the City of New York, and Judge Richard K. Eaton. Immerse yourself in an effusion of orchids blooming among still, geometric reflecting pools, soaring angular pergolas, and sleek benches.

Culinary Kids Food Festival - New York Botanical Garden
Through April 21, 2014 - Bronx

As part of the Garden's Edible Academy initiative, join in a family-friendly, weeklong food festival celebrating the relationships among plants, farms, and your favorite foods. Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden staff and the culinary team, Growing Chefs, will be on hand offering cooking demonstrations, recipes, and hands-on activities, with plenty of music and tastings to add to the fun. Bring your Festival passport along as you tinker with the science of kitchen chemistry and get to the root of foods from pickles to cheese at a variety of activity stations. The daily 1pm cooking demonstration will feature kid-friendly recipes and tasty samples, while local chefs will share tips and recipes. Activity stations: Tip-Top Pickle Shop Visit the Tip-Top Pickle Shop to learn more about the science and cooking behind food preservation. Experiment in a chemistry kitchen to test acids and bases, and take home a recipe to make your own pickles at home. Cheesemonger's Shop Explore the fun, simple and fascinating process of cheese making and sample fresh cheeses you help to make. Learn about the animals behind the scenes and the plants they like to eat, and take an up-close look at the smallest cheesemakers of all - bacteria! The Bakery Experience the art of bread-making from seed to loaf, and grind your own sample of flour to take home and use in your own recipes. You'll learn about the various grains used to make different kinds of bread, from whole wheat blends to gluten-free. Spice Adventures Spices are harvested around the world from plant parts for their powerful flavors, aromas, and colors. Take a sensory journey to learn the origin stories of your favorite spices and vote for your favorites by marking your spice map. Take home a delicious recipe and a passport from your culinary expedition. Make A Seed Envelope Grow your own! Fold your own fun seed packet to take home delicious basil seeds, and learn how to grow basil indoors as a tasty sprout, or outdoors in a summer garden. Family Garden staff will be on hand to share green thumb opportunities at the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden in 2014 and to share news about NYBG's exciting new garden and food education facility, the Edible Academy, opening in 2017. In the Dining Pavilion behind the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory.

Cabaret on the Rocks - Bar Naná
Through April 21, 2014 - New York

Beginning March 17th, Bar Naná will host "Cabaret on the Rocks." Each Monday night at 9PM (doors at 8PM), top Broadway performers will bring live music and entertainment to the intimate scene of Bar Naná. Performers include Crystal Monee Hall, Marcus Paul James & Friends, Celisse Henderson, Timothy Oliver Reid, Karmine Alers and Nathan Lee Graham.

VISIONS OF MARY FRANK with JG - Film Forum
Through April 22, 2014 - New York

A program of films by and about two important contemporary artists: Mary Frank and Tacita Dean. John Cohen – filmmaker, photographer, musician, ethnographer – visits with his friend Mary Frank in her Chelsea studio, talking about her life and art. Married young (originally to Robert Frank and, since 1997, to musicologist Leo Treitler), and pregnant at 17, she’s brutally honest about often having put her art before all else, about the early influence of dance upon her brushstrokes, and about being (in Cohen’s words) “hot in a cool world.” Her paintings, her political activism, and her past (the film includes wonderful footage of her with Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac) tell the story of a deeply-felt, well-lived life. British artist Tacita Dean’s JG, like much of Mary Frank’s work, has a profound relationship with the natural world. But she is the “cool” to Mary’s “hot.” Her 35mm anamorphic film sometimes divides the screen into three parts, using a fixed camera and masking to create stunning, surreal juxtapositions of earth, salt, clay, mountains, an armadillo awakening, and much else that surprises and delights. JG is an homage to both the writings of J.G. Ballard and the Spiral Jetty earthwork of sculptor Robert Smithson.

Passover and Easter Sale - Sony Store
Through April 22, 2014 - New York

Bring in your City Guide or Hotel Key Card to New York City's Sony Store and save 10% (PlayStation products and sure items excluded.) Save 10% on Xperia unlocked cell phones and up to 50% on select headphones.

Kandinsky in Paris, 1934-1944 - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through April 23, 2014 - New York

This exhibit examines work Vasily Kandinsky produced in the last 11 years of his life, when he settled in the Parisian suburb Neuilly-sur-Seine. These late paintings are characterized by whimsical biomorphic imagery drawn from diagrams of primitive cellular forms and pastel hues reminiscent of the colors of the artist's Russian origins.

Folk Couture: Fashion and Folk Art - American Folk Art Museum
Through April 23, 2014 - New York

This exhibition explores the polemical yet fascinating ways in which fashion engages with art. Conceived as an encounter between two worlds of creative endeavor, "Folk Couture" features the work of 13 established and emerging designers who will create an original ensemble based on a selection of paintings, sculptures, photographs, quilts, and furniture chosen from the museum's outstanding collection. The designers have selected approximately 30 artworks, drawn from every time period and in every medium considered by the museum, not only for their potential fashionability and capacity to inspire new styles of clothing but also for their background stories that inject powerful notes of intimacy and authenticity. The original couture and the works of art from the museum's collection will be exhibited together in juxtapositions that promise to be both stunning and provocative.

Nyack Winter Farmer's Market-Season Opening - Nyack Center
Through April 24, 2014 - Nyack

Nyack's famous farm market moves indoors for the winter. Shop for gourmet baked good, coffee, locally-made wine and cheese, and more. Each week, visitors can check out Mr. Amazing's Fun & Fit CircusCize Workout presented by Carlo Pellegrini, co-founder of Nyack's Amazing Grace Circus. Check online for weekly musical entertainment and special events. Thursdays through April.

EcoHouse - NY Hall of Science
Through April 24, 2014 - Corona

Step into the EcoHouse, a mobile, cutting-edge exhibit that lets visitors see behind the walls and underneath the floor of a home. Visitors can see how their house or apartment really works and learn how to save energy, save money and protect the natural world around you. EcoHouse is on display through April 14.

'Thingamabob' Exhibit - Maritime Garage Gallery
Through April 25, 2014 - Norwalk

Machines, gadgets and all things technology inspire the artwork at a new exhibit at the Maritime Garage Gallery.“Thingamabob” features art that is in the eye of the mechanically inclined in a group show of artists, including John Jackson of Jefferson, New York, Tom Hlas of Norfolk, CT, Lewis Schaffer from Ridgefield, Deborah Rauh from Westport, Sara Roche from Weston, and others. The Maritime Garage Gallery is part of the Norwalk Parking Authority’s “Art in Parking Places” initiative, an effort to support art in public spaces making Norwalk a more vibrant destination. January 29-April 25, 2014.

Darkness & Light: Contemporary Nordic Photography - Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
Through April 26, 2014 - New York

Focusing on a diverse selection of recent photographic works, Darkness & Light: Contemporary Nordic Photography illuminates the ways in which light - both measured and perceived - informs the practice of contemporary Nordic photographers. Over 30 recent works by 10 emerging and established photographers from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden whose practices demonstrate the breadth and strength of Nordic photography today: Thora Dolven Balke, Tonje Boe Birkeland, JH Engstrom, Joakim Eskildsen, Ulla Jokisalo, Bara Kristinsdottir, Tova Mozard, Nelli Palomaki, Katya Sander, and Petur Thomsen.

Klara Kristalova - Big Girl Now - Lehmann Maupin
Through April 26, 2014 - New York

An exhibition of new ceramic sculptures by Czechoslovakian-born and Sweden-based artist Klara Kristalova. In her second exhibition with the gallery, Kristalova continues her work in ceramics to visualize psychological states of being and explore the complexity of the human condition.

Exhibition--Garden Party - Greenwich Art Society Gallery
Through April 26, 2014 - Greenwich

The Garden Party theme is the inspiration for artwork by artists from the Society, many of whom are present or former students of the Society's Studio School.

William Beckman: Recent Paintings and Drawings - Forum Gallery
Through April 26, 2014 - New York

An exhibition of 16 new works including 12 oil paintings and 4 pastel landscapes, all completed since 2008, are a testament to Beckman's singular power and innovation in the fifth decade of his New York exhibition history.

Ubu Sings Ubu - Abrons Arts Center
Through April 26, 2014 - New York

LIVE BAND ON STAGE! DANCING GIRLS! MAYHEM AND DESTRUCTION! DRINKS! ALL IN…UBU SINGS UBU! Ubu Sings Ubu is a theatrical mash up of Alfred Jarry’s absurdist satire Ubu Roi and the art punk songs of the cult experimental band Pere Ubu. Starring Tony Torn* and Julie Atlas Muz as Pa and Ma Ubu. Co-directed and choreographed by Dan Safer. Adapted and Co-directed by Tony Torn. Featuring a new version of Jarry's text from a Google Translation of the original French. Video design by Kaz Phillips Safer. Sets and costumes by Deb O. Lights by Jay Ryan Sound design and musical direction by Vera Beren. Merdreturgy by Nicole Peyrafitte. With THE UBU SINGS UBU BAND: Vera Beren (Queen Rosemund of Poland/Keys/Theremin/Backing Vocals), Emmitt Joe George* (Captain Edge, Bass, Backing Vocals), Matt Butterfield (Prince Bougrelas of Poland, Guitar, Backing vocals), Patrick "Paddymyke" Conlon (King Weneslas of Poland/Drums/Backing Vocals), Dan Safer (Bear). Songs by Pere Ubu.

Body Worlds: Pulse - Discovery Times Square
Through April 27, 2014 - New York

The newest in the renowned BODY WORLDS series, which has presented the human body in groundbreaking ways for discovery to more than 36 million people around the world.

2014 New York International Auto Show - Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
Through April 27, 2014 - New York

The most extensive collection of the most technologically advanced vehicles on display anywhere in the world. With more than four floors of displays and nearly 1,000 stunning new 2014/2015 vehicles -- as well as sensational futuristic concept cars -- the 2014 Show is a must-see, fun day out for the whole family. Automakers have lined up dozens of new vehicles to unveil for the first time, along with new fun and informative interactive displays, ride and drives, and eco-experiences that will surprise and amaze visitors to this year's event.

Ballet Hispanico - Joyce Theater
Through April 27, 2014 - New York

Highlights include a world premiere by Gustavo Ramirez Sansano and three Joyce premieres: Eduardo Vilaro's Hogar, created in collaboration with composer Lev Zhurbin; Sombrerisimo, Belgo Colombian Annabelle Lopez Ochoa's athletic tour de; and Edgar Zendejas's first work for Ballet Hispanico, an imaginative interpretation of Dia de los Muertos. Nacho Duato's Jardi Tancat and repertory favorites by Cayetano Soto and Vilaro complete the program.

Lights, Camera, Astoria - Museum of the Moving Image
Through April 27, 2014 - Astoria

This exhibition traces the fascinating history of the Astoria Studio complex, which has been at the heart of filmmaking in New York City since 1920. The studio site was the east-coast home of Paramount Pictures in the silent and early talking-picture eras, a center for independent filmmaking in the 1930s, and the U.S. Army Pictorial Center from World War II into the Cold War era. After falling into disrepair in the early 1970s, the site has become a thriving cultural hub that includes Kaufman Astoria Studios and Museum of the Moving Image. Using film stills, behind-the-scenes photographs, oral histories, film clips, and posters, the exhibition explores the rich legacy and renaissance of the studio complex. With material from silent-era films featuring Rudolph Valentino, early talking films starring the Marx Brothers, World War II training and propaganda films, such modern classics as The Age of Innocence, and television shows like Sesame Street, The Cosby Show, and Nurse Jackie, the exhibition reveals the significant role that the Astoria studio continues to play in energizing its surrounding community and making moving image history.

2014 Tribeca Film Festival - Tribeca Film Festival
Through April 27, 2014 -

A celebration of film, including the Tribeca Family Festival Day (April 26.). Schedule of films for 2014 to be announced. Visit website for more information.

David Jacobs: Sight and Sound - Hofstra University Museum, Emily Lowe Gallery
Through April 27, 2014 - Hempstead

This singular exhibition by Karen T. Albert, associate director of exhibitions and collections, Hofstra University Museum highlights selected works from the prolific career of the contemporary artist David Jacobs. Multiple aspects of his artistic directions and sensibilities are conveyed through the sculptures on view which date from 1959 to 1987. Featured is his 'Sound Columns Environment,' part of his famous 'Wah Wah' series, works that exemplify his use of non-traditional materials to create a dynamic aesthetic. These large-scale sculptures use principals of physics and engineering to create sound using air. The artist seeks for the viewer to actively participate with his works by immersing themselves in the sensory experiences he creates. The exhibition runs through April 2014.

The Little Prince: A New York Story - Morgan Library & Museum
Through April 27, 2014 - New York

Readers throughout the world have embraced The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupery's tale of an interstellar traveler who comes to Earth in search of friendship and understanding. Saint-Exupery wrote and illustrated the story in New York during World War II and it was first published here, in English and French. This exhibition of the original manuscript and watercolor drawings - the most comprehensive ever mounted - explores the American origins of a story that reminds us that what matters most can only be seen with the heart.

Antonio Canova: The Seven Last Works - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through April 27, 2014 - New York

Antonio Canova (1757-1822), the greatest of all Neoclassical sculptors, remains famous above all for the elegant nude mythological subjects that he carved exquisitely in marble. He also worked in a deeply serious, deceptively simple style. This less familiar Canova is revealed in an extraordinary series of full-scale plaster models illustrating episodes from the Old and New Testaments. Such models, used to review his compositions before they were transferred into stone, were a distinctive feature of his sculptural practice. These Biblical scenes were made in connection with a project for thirty-two low reliefs that were to adorn the Tempio Canoviano, the church he built for his home town Possagno, which later became the artist's mausoleum. He completed only seven models before his death.

Anthony Mann - Museum of the Moving Image
Through April 27, 2014 - Astoria

Hollywood director Anthony Mann was one of the greatest directors of two genres that seem very disparate; the film noir, featuring nocturnal and claustrophobic dramas, and the Western, with their dramas set against wide-open landscapes. This series featuring eight of Mann's greatest noir and western films is programmed by Max Alvarez and presented in conjunction with the release of his new book The Crime Films of Anthony Mann.

Tales from Red Vienna - New York City Center
Through April 27, 2014 - New York

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of TALES FROM RED VIENNA, the new play by David Grimm (Measure for Pleasure), directed by Kate Whoriskey (Ruined at MTC), begins performances tonight at MTC at New York City Center – Stage I (131 West 55th Street). This strictly limited engagement will open Tuesday, March 18. Tickets for the production are currently on sale through Sunday, April 27. The cast will feature Tony Award winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur), Lucille Lortel nominee Tina Benko (Jackie, "Brotherhood"), and Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Obie Award winner Kathleen Chalfant (Wit, Angels in America), Michael Esper (American Idiot, The Four of Us), Michael Goldsmith (Off-Broadway debut), and Lucas Hall (Beyond the Horizon, Othello). Tony Award winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur, Midnight in Paris) returns to MTC as Heléna, a woman who has lost her husband in World War I, and with him, her financial security. Struggling to maintain her way of life, she reluctantly turns to the oldest profession. Heléna manages to separate her secret life from her public persona – that is until she crosses paths with a man who has the power to expose and ruin her. The creative team includes John Lee Beatty (scenic design), Anita Yavich (costume design), Peter Kaczorowski (lighting design), Rob Milburn & Michael Bodeen (sound design), Tom Watson (hair and wig design), and Thomas Schall (fight direction).

Little Mac, Little Mac, You're the Very Man - The Kraine Theatre
Through April 27, 2014 - New York

LITTLE MAC, LITTLE MAC, YOU’RE THE VERY MAN! is based on John Gay’s The Beggar’s Opera, resetting its antihero, the renowned outlaw Macheath, in the Wild West on the run from the local oil tycoon, Mr. Peachum, and his henchman, Sheriff Lockit. The long arm of the law pursues Little Mac across the country, and through a hodgepodge of American history and culture. Along the way, he encounters familiar faces including Al Gore and Al Capone, Ronald Reagan and Ronald McDonald, and Lucille Ball and her buddy Ethel (Rosenberg). Rounding out the story of the outlaw- and the eighty-five memorable characters he meets- is a musical score that pays homage to the classic American songbook. Part spaghetti Western, part political satire, and part film-noir, Little Mac is a heart-warming tale about money, capitalism, and money. Click here to purchase tickets, visit:

Open Studio for Families - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through April 27, 2014 - Upper East Side

Children ages 5-14 explore the themes and materials seen in the work on view in the galleries at this drop-in art making program. To participate, stop by the Studio Art Lab, located in the Sackler Center.

Wonder Women of Fairfield - Fairfield Museum and History Center
Through April 28, 2014 - Fairfield

Discover the vision and determination of Fairfield's most famous women, who forged new avenues of achievement not open to earlier generations. Through portraits, biographical information, objects and documents,the exhibit highlights the fascinating lives of notable women who helped build and shape our community, including Pepperidge Farm founder Margaret Rudkin and Connecticut Audubon Society founder Mabel Osgood Wright February 27-April 28, 2014.

Fairfield's Rockin' Top Ten - Fairfield Museum and History Center
Through April 28, 2014 - Fairfield

This interactive exhibition takes a look at some of America's most renowned musicians—such as Keith Richards, David Brubeck, Jose Feliciano and Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth--who have called Fairfield and surrounding communities home and have shaped our musical legacy. March 1-April 28, 2014.

The Emancipation Proclamation - Brooklyn Historical Society
Through April 30, 2014 - Brooklyn Heights

View Brooklyn Historical Society's rare copy of the Emancipation Proclamation, signed by Abraham Lincoln in 1863, and examine its dramatic and polemic impact on Americans at the height of the Civil War. The exhibit suggests ways that the document's social and political meaning has evolved in the 150 years since it was signed, and invites visitors to reflect on its legacy in the twenty-first century.

Landmarks of New York - Brooklyn Historical Society
Through April 30, 2014 - Brooklyn Heights

Since 1965, when the New York City Landmarks law was instituted, more than 30,000 structures and environments have been protected from destruction through landmark designation. Explore the history of New York through the lens of its landmark buildings in this exhibit of photographs, The show documents architectural structures of all types that reflect the city's history, from the seventeenth through the twentieth centuries.

Animal Encounters - Prospect Park Audubon Center
Through April 30, 2014 - Flatbush

Learn about the animals at the Audubon Center with a park ranger.

Family Fondue Sundays - The Melting Pot of White Plains
Through April 30, 2014 - 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 April from 12-4pm. Visit meltingpot.com/white-plains/specials for details.

The Greenwich Art Society presents 'The Art of Lina Morielli' - Greenwich Hospital - Garden Cafe
Through April 30, 2014 - Greenwich

This exhibition is comprised of paintings and mixed media from the artist's personal collection. February 1 – April 30 at the Garden Café at Greenwich Hospital. Lina Morielli was born in Montreal, grew up in Darien, CT and is a graduate of Parsons School of Design. As an artist/arts activist she has been in involved in many aspects of the local art scene in the Stamford area for over twenty years. She was president of Stamford's Loft Artists Association and received three City Arts Partnership Program grants to produce their Annual Open Studios and Performance Series. February 1-April 30,2014.

EXHIBIT: 1 CAMERA, 2 HOURS, HOW MANY PLASTIC BAGS? - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through April 30, 2014 - Scarsdale

This special documentary art exhibit is a collaborative project by high school students from all over Westchester County who are taking on the challenge to photograph as many plastic bags on the loose in their environment as they can with just one camera in two hours. To participate in the project and/or contribute artwork, contact Braeden at bcohen@greenburghnaturecenter.org. All are invited to the free exhibit opening on Mar. 1 at 4:30pm. Indoor exhibit hours: Mondays-Thursdays 9:30am-4:30pm; Weekends 10am-4:30pm. Exhibit runs through April 30.

Free Craft Saturdays - Straight A's
Through April 30, 2014 - White Plains

Every Saturday, Straight A's invites kids of all ages to enjoy free arts and crafts. Drop in any time between 1-3pm, no reservation necessary for a month long celebration of the Earth. April 5 - Craft Fantastic Flowers April 12 - All A-Flutter Butterfly Mobile April 19 - Hug the Earth for Earth Day April 26 - Create your own Incredible Insects

Family Center for Autism Trial Class - The Family Center For Autism
Through April 30, 2014 - Garden City

Free trial classes, Zumba, Yoga, Cooking, Acting, Cartooning Teen Rap Session, Video Gaming Club, Mommy and Me Yoga, Mommy and Me Art, Mommy and Me Music, private music instruction and more. Call Roger Wine for more information.

Pack Chat for Kids (ages 4-8) - Wolf Conservation Center
Through April 30, 2014 - South Salem

An excellent introduction to wolves for families with young children. Kids learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the important role of wolves in the natural world. Guests will visit Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa, and Zephyr, as well as the center's other endangered wolves. Don't forget a camera. Pre-registration required. Apr. 13 and 27 at 11am.

Free Trial Classes in Italian, Spanish, French, and Mandarin Chinese - Language Workshop for Children
Through April 30, 2014 - Manhasset

Capture your child's prime time to learn a new language. Call The Language Workshop for Children at 212-628-2700 for your FREE trial class. Offering French, Spanish, and Mandarin Chinese, LWFC programs include Languages for Tots- (6M-3Y), Languages for Children (3-8Y), Regular Preschool (2.10-4Y), and Summer Camp (3-9Y). CNN called LWFC Director Francois Thibaut: "One of a very few experts in teaching languages to small children." Parents Magazine named the LWFC, "6 Programs Worth the $." Students absorb their new language in stimulating play groups using the LWFC's unique language building songs, immersion games, and older kids work with sentence building stories (and can bake and do arts and crafts too). LWFC learning materials won six major children's educational media awards.

Celebrate Poetry Month with a Poem in your Pocket - Walt Whitman Birthplace
Through April 30, 2014 - Huntington

Bring a poem in your pocket (it can even be your own!) and read it aloud to the tour guides and take $1 off your admission to the Walt Whitman Birthplace for the month of April. Poem In Your Pocket Day will be held nationwide on Thursday, April 24, but the Whitman Birthplace will be celebrating all month long since April is Poetry Month. Enjoy a tour of the Birthplace and the exhibits in the Interpretive Center, feel free to bring a lunch for a fun picnic on the Grand Lawn with your discounted rate of admission. Wednesdays-Sundays, April 1-April 30.

Children's Poetry Corner for Poetry Month 'Make and Take' a poem - Walt Whitman Birthplace
Through April 30, 2014 - Huntington

During the month of April, poetry month, families are invited to visit the home of Walt Whitman, one of America's greatest poets. Included in the cost of admission will be an opportunity for kids to "make and take" a poem in the poetry corner. Using spring themes of bunnies, tulips, chicks, butterflies and Easter eggs, kids can create their very own poems. Craft supplies will be available. In addition, step back to the 19th century and with a knowledgeable interpreter, tour the farmhouse in which Whitman was born. Also, hear a recording of Walt's voice reading his poem, "America."

Target Rock Oysters Declared 'Bivalve of the Month' - Grand Central Oyster Bar
Through April 30, 2014 - New York

The "Bishop of Bivalves" refuses to be an April Fool. And so, Grand Central Oyster Bar renowned Executive Chef Sandy Ingber has declared Target Rock Oysters from Long Island's K & B Seafood as "Bivalve of the Month" for April at the iconic Grand Central Terminal seafood eatery.

Apirl Midnight Moment - Times Square Arts Coalition - Times Square
Through April 30, 2014 - New York

The Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) and Times Square Arts have partnered with Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) to present April’s Midnight Moment. This month’s film, Local/Express, is made by some of the 20 participants in this year’s Tribeca Film Fellows program, a year-long fellowship for New York City students aged 16-18. The film will play on Times Square’s spectacular billboards every night in April from 11:57 p.m.–midnight. Midnight Moment is the largest coordinated effort in history by the sign operators in Times Square to display synchronized, cutting-edge creative content on electronic billboards and newspaper kiosks throughout Times Square every night. FREE.

Contemporary Realism - Project 3W57
Through April 30, 2014 - New York

Cavalier Galleries is pleased to present Contemporary Realism, a group exhibition focusing on the American Realism movement by highlighting the gallery’s diverse stable of artists. The Contemporary Realism exhibition will integrate a diverse group of realist artists, showing the range of the genre through landscape, figurative, still life, and trompe l’oeil paintings. Featured artists include: Michael Aviano, Robert Zappalorti, Douglas Wiltraut, Joel Carson Jones, Paul Oxborough, Dan Greene, John D’Antonio, William Harrison and Paul McCormack.

$10 Off Summer Specialty Cruises - Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises - (Circle Line 42nd Street)
Through April 30, 2014 - New York

Tickets now available for the Beast Speedboat, Thirsty Thursday DJ Cruises, Kids Cruises, Bear Mountain Cruises, and more. Use promo code CLSUMMER14 and get $10 off before 4/30/2014.

History in Your Hands - Lefferts Historic House
Through May 01, 2014 - Flatbush

Join the Alliance at Lefferts Historic House to help rotate and sift our compost, then spread it in the plot to enrich the soil. Afterwards you can make a small pot out of newspaper, fill it with soil and plant a seed in it to take home.

The Paradox of Sculpture - National Academy of Design Museum and School of Fine Arts
Through May 03, 2014 - New York

An exploration of the diversity of form, shape and media used in contemporary sculpture, focusing on artwork that challenges preconceived notions about the medium. Each work investigates a variety of materials and diverse philosophical and conceptual approaches, encouraging a dialogue that questions traditional ideas about sculpture.

Tales of Wonder: Indian Art from the Asia Society Museum Collection - Asia Society and Museum
Through May 04, 2014 - New York

Fantastic legends surround the plethora of deities that populate the religions of India. The sources for these images range from religious scriptures to great Indian epics. Dynamic sculptures and paintings refer to these tales of awesome beings who can morph in form, character, and size. This exhibition, organized to coincide with Nalini Malani: Transgressions, features select works from Asia Society's renowned permanent collection.

Capa in Color - International Center of Photography
Through May 04, 2014 - New York

Organized by ICP Curator Cynthia Young, this exhibition shows Robert Capa's color work for the first time. Beginning in 1941, he worked with color film and used it regularly until his death in 1954. Some of this work was published in the magazines of the day, but the majority of these images have never been printed, seen or otherwise even studied. Posthumous exhibitions and publications have ignored his color photography and this aspect of his career has virtually been forgotten. The exhibition and accompanying publication presents nearly 100 contemporary color prints by the famous photojournalist.

What Is a Photograph? - International Center of Photography
Through May 04, 2014 - New York

Organized by ICP Curator Carol Squiers, What Is a Photograph? explores the intense creative experimentation in photography that has occurred since the 1970s. After Conceptual art introduced photography into contemporary art making, using the medium in ways that challenged and upended its artistic, intellectual, and technical concepts and aesthetics and broadened the notion of what a photograph could be in art, a new generation of artists began an equally rigorous but more aesthetically adventurous analysis, which began to probe the structuring properties of photography itself. What Is a Photograph? brings together these artists, who reconsidered and reinvented the role of light, color, composition, materiality, and the subject in the art of photography.

Art in the Garden at QBG: 'Get The Picture?' - Queens Botanical Garden
Through May 04, 2014 - Flushing

Artist Alan Richards's colorful satirical composite images, or photomanipulations, feature elements juxtaposed to create pieces that portray humor and whimsy. An opening reception will take place on Sunday, February 16, from 1 to 4pm.

Charles Marville: Photographer of Paris - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through May 04, 2014 - New York

Widely acknowledged as one of the most talented photographers of the nineteenth century, Charles Marville (French, 1813-1879) was commissioned by the city of Paris to document both the picturesque, medieval streets of old Paris and the broad boulevards and grand public structures that Baron Georges-Eugene Haussmann built in their place for Emperor Napoleon III. This exhibition presents a selection of around one hundred of his photographs.

Women's Project Theater Presents 'The Most Deserving' - New York City Center Stage II
Through May 04, 2014 - New York

The Ellis County Arts Council is giving away the largest individual artist grant in its history. Now if only they could agree on who is the most deserving. THE MOST DESERVING is a tart, satirical comedy about what happens when the arts collide with sex, class, and politics.

'Ragtime - Westchester Broadway Theatre
Through May 04, 2014 - Elmsford

E.L. Doctorow's novel comes vividly to life in this Tony Award-winning musical, set against the backdrop of the ragtime craze in New York City and New Rochelle. The production intertwines the stories of three families as they confront timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair, and what it means to live in turn-of-the-century America. Musical styles range from the ragtime rhythms of Harlem and Tin Pan Alley to the klezmer of the Lower East Side, from bold brass band marches to delicate waltzes, from up-tempo banjo tunes to period parlor songs and expansive anthems. Featured are such show stopping songs as "Getting Ready Rag," "Your Daddy's Son," "Wheels of a Dream," "Till We Reach That Day," "Back To Before," and "Make Them Hear You." It won 1998 Tony Awards for Best Score, Book, and Orchestrations, and won both the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Musical and Best Score. A Standing Ovation Studios Production.

LOST EGYPT: ANCIENT SECRETS, MODERN SCIENCE - Connecticut Science Center
Through May 04, 2014 - Hartford

Lost Egypt blends ancient artifacts and hands-on activities to create a learning experience for families, students, and all those with a passion for Egypt and Egyptology. The interactive exhibit features real human and animal mummies, as well as mummy scans and forensic facial reconstructions. Visitors can explore a re-creation of an Egyptian tomb and see authentic art and artifacts from the daily life and funerary culture of ancient Egypt, plus the first ever life-size rapid prototype of a mummy in a stage of "unwrapping". They can also build a pyramid, sit atop a friendly camel and read hieroglyphics as ancient Egyptians did thousands of years ago. Feb 1- May 4, 2014.

Secrets of Circles - Long Island Children's Museum
Through May 04, 2014 - Garden City

Circles are amazing shapes. If you look around, you�ll see that they�re everywhere: wheels, clocks, doorknobs, tortillas, Frisbees and tops. Be the first to explore an exciting exhibit, celebrating the math, science and beauty behind such a simple shape. Children and adults alike will uncover the secrets of the many circles in the world. The exhibit runs through May 4. Secrets of Circles offer visitors the chance to: �Draw circles on a glow-in-the dark table �Go on a circular scavenger hunt �Build a gear contraption to turn a dancing doll. �Climb into a circular boat �Play and pretend in a market full of circles from around the globe �Use mirrors to experiment with symmetry �Learn how circles aid engineers in solving problems.

Heart and Lights - POSTPONED TO 2015 - Radio City Music Hall
Through May 04, 2014 - New York

THIS SHOW HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO 2015 DUE TO TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES. SEE THE WEBSITE FOR DETAILS. See New York as you never have before in this limited engagement show presented by Chase and starring the Rockettes. The passion New Yorkers have for their city comes to life onstage in this 90-minute spectacular celebrating the greatest city in the world. The show follows the adventures of two cousins as they race uptown and downtown while trying to uncover the secrets of their grandmother's past?-and of New York itself. A 3-D subway ride, an elaborate animatronic Statue of Liberty, and amazing interactive sets bring the city to the stage. As always, an unforgettable soundtrack of original music and pop favorites set the energy for fantastic new choreography and incredible dance numbers by the Rockettes.

Don Juan, or Wages of Debauchery - Jan Hus Playhouse
Through May 04, 2014 - New York City

Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre returns to the Jan Hus Playhouse, 351 East 74th Street, April 10 to May 4 with "Don Juan, or Wages of Debauchery," conceived and directed by Vit Horejs, adapted and directed from an anonymous play of itinerant puppeteers. In 18th century Europe, Don Juan ("Don Shayn") was among the top "hits" of the Czech marionette repertoire. The only theatre truly available in small towns and villages were shows by itinerant puppeteers. Their plays were a whimsical mixture of "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous," heroic legends, and rudimentary pre-Shakespearean tragedies. There is nothing very glamorous about the character of Don Juan in the Czech puppet play--he ends up as a common robber, hungry, rejected by all his former conquests and riled constantly by his inept servant Kasparek, the earthy Bohemian cousin of Mr. Punch and Leporello.

South Pacific - Paper Mill Playhouse
Through May 04, 2014 - Millburn

One of the most acclaimed musicals of all time, South Pacific is an exquisite story of romance and love set against the backdrop of a lush tropical island during WWII. This musical masterpiece boasts remarkable songs that transcend time ? "Some Enchanted Evening," "Younger Than Springtime," "There Is Nothing Like a Dame," and many more. Only Paper Mill Playhouse can give you the grandeur and the intimacy of this unforgettable theatrical experience. Winner of 10 Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Old Seaport Kids Academy - The South Street Seaport
Through May 04, 2014 - Lower Manhattan

These fun, hands-on classes for kids ages 5 to 12, will be held at the South Street Seaport during Spring Break. A variety of exciting classes will be taught by local experts, including how to build a better burger, the art of pasta-making, the basics of pet care, sushi-making and more! To register for classes and for more information, please visit the website.

Transcending Boundaries, Reflecting Change: New Images by Tashi Norbu - Tibet House US Museum/Gallery
Through May 09, 2014 - New York

An exhibition featuring artist Tashi Norbu’s art works which explore the imagery of modern day Tibet, referencing the Buddhist notions of flux and change, interdependence, and absence. Educated in the circle of His Holiness the Dalai Lama as a traditional Tangka painter and later in contemporary art in the West, Tashi juxtaposes the contemplative aesthetics of painting and calligraphy with the energy of abstract expressionism and pop culture. He sees change as an instrument for liberation: “Apart from being ruthless, change gives hope to us Tibetans...If we grow within ourselves, we gain freedom." Tashi Norbu (b. 1974) is a Tibetan contemporary artist, born in Bhutan. He was educated as a traditional Tibetan Tangka painter in Dharamsala, India, and later studied at the Saint Lucas Art Academy in Ghent in 2000. Tashi Norbu has a studio in Wormer (9 Pillars Contemporary Art Studio), close to Amsterdam. In 2008 he founded Tibet House Holland, an organization for Tibetan art and culture. In cooperation with the International Tibet Art Movement, he organized the 2009 exhibition Tibet Art Now in Amsterdam to honor a visit by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Ladies and Gentlemen…The Beatles! - New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
Through May 10, 2014 - Lincoln Square

Ladies and Gentlemen...The Beatles! takes viewers back to the early '60s when rock 'n' roll was re-energized--some say saved--by four lads from Liverpool. The exhibition covers the period from early 1964 through mid-1966--the years Beatlemania ran rampant in America. During this time the band affected nearly every aspect of pop culture, including fashion, art, advertising, media, and, of course, music. On display are many Beatles-related pop culture artifacts from the period, as well as correspondence, instruments, posters, photographs, interviews, interactive displays, and an oral history booth in which visitors can leave their own impressions of The Beatles.

Tim Prentice - Color and Light - Maxwell Davidson
Through May 10, 2014 - New York

For his twelfth solo exhibition at Maxwell Davidson Gallery, the acclaimed sculptor has created work that references both his own background in architecture and kinetic sculpture, but also his art historical influences. His new work takes cues from Op-Art, Abstraction, and even Suprematism. More so than any other kinetic sculptor alive today, Prentice is able to combine definitions of air movement, the interplay of light, and the cautious but specific use of color to create wholly original sculpture.

Martin Wickstrom - Perfume River - Mike Weiss Gallery
Through May 10, 2014 - New York

Blending signage, landscape, figuration, and Sixties paraphernalia into montage, Perfume River presents twelve oil-on-canvas paintings of cinematic proportion and enigmatic presence.

William Kentridge: The Refusal of Time - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through May 11, 2014 - New York

A new joint acquisition by the Met and SFMOMA, William Kentridge's five-channel video installation The Refusal of Time (2012) is a thirty-minute meditation on time and space, the complex legacies of colonialism and industry, and the artist's own intellectual life. Kentridge was born in 1955 in Johannesburg, where he still lives and works. After drama school, Kentridge was active in theater and television production in the 1970s and 1980s. By the 1990s - coinciding with the abolishment of apartheid in South Africa - Kentridge's live theater work and the stop-motion animated films he developed from charcoal drawings found an increasingly international audience.

The Art of the Brick - Discovery Times Square
Through May 11, 2014 - New York

This exhibition by artist Nathan Sawaya is a critically acclaimed collection of intriguing and inspiring works of art made exclusively from one of the most recognizable toys in the world: LEGO bricks. This is the world's biggest and most elaborate display of LEGO art ever and features brand-new, never-before-seen pieces by Sawaya.

Visions and Nightmares: Four Centuries of Spanish Drawings - Morgan Library & Museum
Through May 11, 2014 - New York

This exhibition marks the first presentation of Spanish drawings at the Morgan, and will showcase over twenty sheets by Spanish artists from the Morgan's pre-eminent master drawings collection. Compared to works from other major European schools, Spanish drawings have long been considered uncharted territory. It was traditionally assumed that Spanish artists did not draw, but recent research has demonstrated that drawing was in fact central to artistic practice in Spain. Visions and Nightmares explores the role of drawing in Spanish art through works from the Morgan's small but significant holdings.

Medium as Muse: Woodcuts and the Modern Book - Morgan Library & Museum
Through May 11, 2014 - New York

The art and craft of the woodcut was a source of inspiration for a small, influential group of European and American artists whose work helped shape the modern book in the decades immediately preceding and following the turn of the twentieth century. Though stylistically diverse, the creative expressions by wood engravers during this period - sometimes referred to as the woodcut revival - drew attention to the medium's decorative and typographic qualities, its associations with religious, primitive, and popular imagery, and potential for narrative through the invention of the wordless novel in woodcuts. What began as a response to nineteenth-century technologies that had changed the nature of illustration and printed matter became a platform for shaping a visual vernacular of modernity that redirected the course of the modern book. Works on view, drawn from the Morgan's collections, survey illustrated publications from 1890 to 1935, contextualizing them within their idealized past - in touchstones of medieval and Renaissance book design - and mapping potential trajectories in experimental animation, the fine press, and works by graphic artists today.

A Closer Look for Kids - The Museum of Modern Art
Through May 11, 2014 - Midtown

Kids ages 5-10 and their families participate and engage in lively discussions and fun activities while looking closely at modern masterpieces and cutting-edge contemporary art. A new theme is introduced each month.

Themes include:
January-In the Round: Sculpture

February-Modern Movement

March-Posed and Unposed: People in Art

April-Straight to Squiggly: Looking at Line

May-Mix and Match: Materials and Techniques

Admission is free. No registration. Tickets are distributed at the Education and Research Building reception desk starting at 10am. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis; participants must be present to receive a ticket. Programs begin in The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building, at 4 W. 54th St. This program is for individual families of up to two adults and up to three kids.

Tours for Fours - The Museum of Modern Art
Through May 11, 2014 - Midtown

Kids age four and their parents or caregivers, look, listen, and share ideas while exploring modern and contemporary art. Movement, drawing, and other gallery activities give everyone the chance to participate. A new theme is introduced each month. February Breaking the Mold: Materials and Techniques March Shape Shifting April Faces and Figures: People and Portraits May From Furry to Feathered: Animals in Art Note: Kids must be four years old to attend this program. Younger siblings are allowed to accompany the group, but the participating child must be four.

Spirit and Identity: Melanesian Works from the Hofstra University Museum Collections - Hofstra University Museum, David Filderman Gallery
Through May 12, 2014 - Hempstead

Curated by collections manager Kristy L. Caratzola, this exhibition showcases an extraordinary aspect of the HUM collections for the first time. The original exhibit offers a range of ethnographic artworks and objects created by members of the distinct regional communities of Irian Jaya, Papua New Guinea, New Britain, Vanuatu, and the Kiriwina Islands located in the South Pacific. The selected works center upon ancestral figures, ceremonial masks, warrior shields, and ritualized practical objects crafted from natural materials sourced from sacred sites within the territory of each individual culture. The exhibit also includes sophisticated wooden sculptures carved and painted by revered artists, which serve to express complex ideological beliefs through stylized human and animal forms complemented with colorful, abstracted geometric designs. The vital connection between humans and ancestral spirits and their active role in providing guidance and protection is an essential concept shared among many Oceanic cultures and is a defining characteristic of Melanesian art.

Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through May 14, 2014 - New York

Carrie Mae Weems is a socially motivated artist whose works invite contemplation on race, gender, and class. Increasingly, she has broadened her view to include global struggles for equality and justice. Comprehensive in scope, this retrospective primarily features photographs, including the groundbreaking Kitchen Table Series (1990), but also presents written texts, audio recordings, and videos.

All We Need is a Beat-Zumba Kids - Unlimited Sports Action
Through May 14, 2014 - Port Washington

The Zumba Kids program is the ultimate dance-fitness party for young Zumba fans ages 7-11, where they can play it loud and rock with friends to their own rules. This program features age-appropriate music and moves that get kids movin’ to the beat. It’s all about feeling fearless on the dance floor, reinforcing the idea that it’s okay to just be yourself and dance like no one’s watching. Classes run through May 14.

Zumba Kids Jr (Ages 7-11) - Unlimited Sports Action
Through May 15, 2014 - Port Washington

The Zumba® Kids program is the ultimate dance-fitness party for young Zumba fans ages 7-11, where they can play it loud and rock with friends to their own rules! This program features age-appropriate music and moves that get kids movin’ to the beat. It’s all about feeling fearless on the dance floor, reinforcing the idea that it’s okay to just be yourself and dance like no one’s watching! Classes run Thursdays through May 15.

Special Needs Yoga Class - Westport Weston Family Y
Through May 16, 2014 - Westport

Geared to children ages 6 to 12, the Y's new Special Needs Yoga class will be taught by Mary Beth Colleran, a special education teacher with the Bridgeport Public Schools who is also a certified Yoga instructor. Mary Beth practices Kripalu Yoga, a form of Hatha Yoga that uses meditation, standard Yoga poses and breathe work to find inner focus and the "development of a quiet mind." Register at westporty.org or call Meg George at 203-226-8981 for more information. Parents welcome. Fridays, April 18-May 16.

Marc Yankus: The Space Between - ClampArt
Through May 17, 2014 - New York

Yankus' fourth solo show at the gallery, this exhibition of more than 20 photographs explores the fine line between urban reality and architectural fiction through surreal portraits of buildings.

Howardena Pindell: Paintings, 1974-1980 - Garth Greenan Gallery
Through May 17, 2014 - New York

An exhibition of paintings, collages, and drawings, this is the first presentation of Pindell's work in a New York gallery in nearly a decade. Eight of the artist's large-scale, abstract paintings will be on view, most of which have never before been exhibited. A fully illustrated catalogue - Pindell's first since 1992 - will accompany the exhibition, with an essay by Barry Schwabsky.

A Collective Invention: Photographs at Play - Morgan Library & Museum
Through May 18, 2014 - New York

A Collective Invention: Photographs at Play signals the debut of photography as a curatorial focus at the Morgan. With over eighty works from more than two dozen collections arranged into a surprising chain of visual associations, the exhibition explores the many ways of interpreting a photograph and pays tribute to the unique role played by the creative collector. Each photograph in the exhibition's &qut;collective invention" shares a visual or conceptual quality with the piece to its left, another with the one to its right. Embodying photography's rich history and wide range of applications in science, art, propaganda, journalism, and self-promotion, A Collective Invention celebrates a medium that mirrors the energy and complexity of modern life.

Jazz For Kids - Jazz Standard
Through May 18, 2014 - Chelsea

The Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra (JSYO), which includes about 35 talented musicians between the ages of 11 and 18, burns through jazz classics while listeners enjoys Blue Smoke's brunch menu (lunch menu, kids menu, and full bar are also available). Jazz Standard donates $1 from each kid's menu item sold to Spoons Across America. Sundays through May 18. Doors open at 1pm; show starts at 1:30pm.

Anders Zorn: Sweden's Master Painter - National Academy of Design Museum and School of Fine Arts
Through May 18, 2014 - New York

A major retrospective of Anders Zorn (1860-1920), one of the greatest Norwegian painters at the turn of the 20th century. A virtuoso watercolorist, bravura painter, and etcher, Zorn rose from humble beginnings in the Swedish countryside to travel the world, captivate American artists and politicians alike, and paint some of the most-sought after portraits of America's Gilded Age. Featuring 90 rarely seen works, oil paintings, watercolors, etchings, and sculptures, drawn from public and private collections throughout Europe and the United States, this major retrospective reveals the vibrant artistic personality of Sweden's master painter.

Golden Visions of Densatil: A Tibetan Buddhist Monastery - Asia Society and Museum
Through May 18, 2014 - New York

This exhibition is the first ever to explore the history, iconography, and extraordinary artistic production associated with the central Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Densatil that was largely destroyed during China's Cultural Revolution. The Densatil Monastery is renowned for the eight extraordinary thirteenth- to fifteenth-century inlaid gilt copper memorial stupas (tashi gomang) that were located in its main hall. These tall, glittering, multi-tiered structures were elaborately decorated with Buddhist imagery that depicted the spiritual journey toward enlightenment. Following the destruction of the Monastery, fragments of the reliefs and sculptures were dispersed throughout the world. This exhibition brings together a selection of these works now in public and private collections in the United States and Europe to explore the spiritual journey that was laid out in the imagery of the memorial stupas. The exhibition will also include photographs of the Densatil Monastery taken by Pietro Francesco Mele during Italian scholar Giuseppe Tucci's 1948 expedition to Tibet.

Radiant Light: Stained Glass from Canterbury Cathedral - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through May 18, 2014 - New York

This exhibition of stained glass from England's historic Canterbury Cathedral features six Romanesque-period windows that have never left the cathedral precincts since their creation in 1178-80.

Discovery and Recovery: Preserving Iraqi Jewish Heritage - Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Through May 18, 2014 - New York

An exhibit that details the dramatic recovery of historic materials relating to the Jewish community of Iraq in a flooded basement in Saddam Hussein's intelligence headquarters, and the National Archives' ongoing work in support of U.S. Government efforts to preserve these materials.

Forrest Bess: Seeing Things Invisible - Neuberger Museum of Art
Through May 18, 2014 - Purchase

Self-described "visionary" artist Forrest Bess (1911-1977) is a unique figure in the history of American art. He eked a meager living fishing and selling bait by day in Bay City Texas, while, in his free time, he read, wrote, and painted prolifically. He created an extraordinary body of mostly small-scale canvases rich with enigmatic symbolism based on symbols he saw in his dreams. Bess drew meaning for these symbols from various disciplines such as medicine, psychology, anthropology, and philosophy, eventually formulating a theory, which he referred to as his "thesis," that the unification of male and female within one's body could produce immortality. Despite his remote location, Bess gained recognition in the New York art community, showing his work between 1950 and 1967 with the prominent artist and dealer Betty Parsons. "Forrest Bess: Seeing Things Invisible" is organized by the Menil Collection, curated by Assistant Curator, Clare Elliott, in collaboration with contemporary artist Robert Gober, expanding on a project he created for the 2012 Whitney Biennial. It will feature a selection of over 40 paintings, along with rare works on paper and selected letters, and will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue. At the Neuberger Museum the exhibition is organized by Chief Curator Tracy Fitzpatrick. Through May 14.

The Art of Video Games - Hudson River Museum
Through May 18, 2014 - Yonkers

One of the first major exhibitions to explore the 40-year evolution of video games as an artistic medium, "The Art of Video Games" focuses on the medium's striking graphics, creative storytelling, and player interactivity. Organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the exhibition travels to the Hudson River Museum for its only appearance in the New York Metro area, from Feb. 15-May 18. "The Art of Video Games" features the most influential artists and designers across five eras of game development, from early pioneers to the contemporary artists, who created some of the best games for 20 gaming systems that range from the Atari VCS to PlayStation 3. Video games - a compelling and influential form of narrative art - use player participation to tell stories and engage audiences in the same way as film, animation, and performance. The exhibition features 80 video games selected with the help of the public to demonstrate the evolution of the medium. The games are presented through still images, video footage, and video interviews with developers and artists, historic game consoles, and large prints of in-game screen shots. Five featured games are available for visitors to play (Pac-Man, Super Mario Brothers, The Secret of Monkey Island, Myst, and Flower), which show how players interact with the virtual worlds, highlighting the innovative techniques that set the standard for many subsequent games. "Video games are a prevalent and increasingly expressive medium within modern society," said Chris Melissinos, former chief gaming officer for Sun Microsystems, founder of Past Pixels, and guest curator of the exhibition. "In the 40 years since the introduction of the first home video game, the field has attracted exceptional artistic talent. Video games, which include classic components of art, offer designers a previously unprecedented method of communicating with and engaging audiences by including a new element, the player, who completes the vivid, experiential art form by personally interacting with the game elements." Visitors to the exhibition are greeted by excerpts from selected games projected 12 feet high, accompanied by a chipmusic soundtrack by 8 Bit Weapon and ComputeHer, including "The Art of Video Games Anthem," recorded by 8 Bit Weapon specifically for the exhibition. An interior gallery includes a series of short videos showing the range of emotional responses players have while interacting with games. The Smithsonian invited the public to help select the video games in the exhibition. A pool of 240 games was selected by Melissinos and an advisory group consisting of game developers, designers, industry pioneers, and journalists. More than 3.7 million votes were cast by 119,000 people in 175 countries. "The Art of Video Games" is organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum with generous support from the Entertainment Software Association Foundation; Sheila Duignan and Mike Wilkins; Shelby and Frederick Gans; Mark Lamia; Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk; Rose Family Foundation; Betty and Lloyd Schermer; and Neil Young. Promotional support is provided by the Entertainment Consumers Association. The C.F. Foundation in Atlanta supports the museum's traveling exhibition program, "Treasures to Go." On view through May 18, 2014.

Edwin Blashfield and the American Renaissance - National Academy of Design Museum and School of Fine Arts
Through May 18, 2014 - New York

Celebrating the conservation of Study for Minnesota, Granary of the World, Blashfield's magnificent final study for the Minnesota Capitol lunette, and also featuring works by other American Renaissance artists.

Philip Pearlstein: Six Paintings, Six Decades - National Academy of Design Museum and School of Fine Arts
Through May 18, 2014 - New York

An installation of signature works by America's preeminent figure painter.

Cirque du Soleil: Amaluna - Citi Field
Through May 18, 2014 - Flushing

Amaluna invites the audience to a mysterious island governed by Goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon. Their queen, Prospera, directs her daughter's coming-of-age ceremony in a rite that honors femininity, renewal, rebirth and balance which marks the passing of these insights and values from one generation to the next. In the wake of a storm caused by Prospera, a group of young men lands on the island, triggering an epic, emotional story of love between Prospera's daughter and a brave young suitor. But theirs is a love that will be put to the test. The couple must face numerous demanding trials and overcome daunting setbacks before they can achieve mutual trust, faith and harmony.

Hudson River Museum Video Arcade - Hudson River Museum
Through May 18, 2014 - Yonkers

Every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm through May 18, the Hudson River Museum's Video Arcade hosts the best gaming in the world from XBox 1 and Wii U to PS 3 and arcade machines. Visitors are invited to go solo, challenge a friend, or play games on their own handheld devices. Games list: Wii U: Super Mario 3D World, Super Smash Brothers Brawl, Rayman: Legends; Xbox One: Lego Marvel SuperHeroes, Angry Birds Star Wars; PS3: Little Big Planet, Worms: Armageddon, Flower.

"Little Apple" Interactive Exhibit - Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square
Through May 18, 2014 - New York

Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square joins Mezco Toyz in celebrating the 16th Anniversary of the Living Dead Dolls with a time capsule... and a "deadly" twist.

Zumba Kids Jr (Ages 4-6) - Unlimited Sports Action
Through May 19, 2014 - Port Washington

Zumba® Kids Jr. classes are a dance ‘n’ play party for lil’ feet where pint-sized party animals get silly, dream big, and begin their journey to a healthy future. This program is where 4- to 6-year-olds just let loose and be themselves – little bundles of natural energy that are endlessly curious about new sounds and experiences! Here they can socialize, move to age-appropriate music and play games with other kids. Classes run Mondays (10 sessions) through May 19.

All the World's a Stage - The Gateway Playhouse
Through May 19, 2014 - Bellport

Designed for the specific needs of acting students on the autism spectrum or with learning disabilities, this introduction to acting serves as an opportunity to strengthen self-esteem, communication, and social skills. Students will discover their unique voices and inner natures by participating in improvisations, as well as acting exercises, and will have an opportunity present their new skills to family and friends. A co-offering of The Gateway and East End Disability Associates. For young adults on the autism spectrum or with learning disabilities, ages 14 to 21 years old. Call Matthew Kuriloff for more information or an assessment at 631- 320-6099 extension 236

Against the Odds: American Jews & the Rescue of Europe's Refugees, 1933-1941 - Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Through May 21, 2014 - New York

Between 1933 and 1941, thousands of Jews in flight from Nazi persecution sought haven in the United States, reaching out to relatives, friends, and even strangers. Against the Odds tells the story of American Jews who answered their call for help. Working within the constraints of American laws that strictly limited immigration, these generous individuals overcame tremendous obstacles to help many of the refugees reach safety.

2014 Whitney Biennial - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through May 25, 2014 - New York

The Museum's signature survey of contemporary American Art will take on a new form as three outside curators -- Stuart Comer (currently Curator: Film at Tate Modern, London, and soon to become Chief Curator of Media and Performance Art at MoMA), Anthony Elms (Associate Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia), and Michelle Grabner (Professor and Chair of the Painting and Drawing Department at the School of the Art Institute, Chicago) -- each oversee one floor. Whitney curators Elisabeth Sussman and Jay Sanders, who organized the widely acclaimed 2012 Biennial, will advise on the exhibition.

Noguchi's Early Drawings: 1927-1932 - Noguchi Museum
Through May 25, 2014 - Long Island City

Reflecting in 1973 on his formative years as an artist, Noguchi remarked "I seem to have lost my facility but I was facile at drawing. I could do anything. It was easy for me." Noguchi's Early Drawings bears out this confidence. Each of the drawings on view reveals a very different facet of his quest to form a unique artistic identity in the years following his apprenticeship with Brancusi. His search for style is brought into sharp focus by being restricted to the subject he returned to most often: the female nude. The selection of drawings on view covers exercises from the life drawing classes he took at Academie Collarosi and L'Acad?mie de la Grande Chaumi?re in Paris in 1927, as well as his distillations of signature strains of Modernism he encountered in Paris and New York, including traces of artists as diverse as Picasso, Tsuguharu Foujita, Elie Nadelman, Matisse, Egon Schiele, and Arstide Maillol. Throughout this period, Noguchi relied on drawing to keep his eye sharp for the portrait bust commissions by which he made a living, even as he used it as a tool for learning about abstraction. Like the busts, these drawings show his preternatural adaptability to sitter and circumstance. The ability to effortlessley mimic the styles of established artists has cut short as many careers as lack of talent. Facile technique does not at artist make. In these amazing drawings, so diverse and assured they could be the work of fourteen different artists, we see Noguchi at the critical moment when he could have gone either way.

Audubon's Aviary: Parts Unknown (Part II of the Complete Flock) - New-York Historical Society
Through May 26, 2014 - New York

Part II of the highly successful tripartite series Audubon's Aviary: The Complete Flock will continue showcasing masterpieces from the New-York Historical Society collection of John James Audubon's preparatory watercolors for the sumptuous double-elephant-folio print edition of The Birds of America (1827-38), engraved by Robert Havell Jr. Part II of The Complete Flock will feature the watercolor models for Havell plates 176-305 (fascicles 36-61), including many of the water birds from his southern travels and the Labrador Expedition.

BLACK-WHITE-COLOR-LIGHT: The Art of Rick Shaefer & The Sun as Art: NASA Photographs - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
Through May 27, 2014 - Stamford

The science behind the perception of color is explored in this two-part exhibition. Colossal black charcoal drawings on white velum capture the intricate details of two precious natural resources: bison and trees. Artist Rick Shaefer, from Fairfield, juxtaposes the majesty and frailty of nature in his life-size renditions with an injection of humor from his crows: a cast of characters atop a fence. The second part of this exhibition involves twenty stunning, full-color, high-resolution images of the sun demonstrates the color spectrum of light. QR codes allow visitors to scan and learn more about the dramatic images captured by NASA scientists ? some of which have been "modified" to suggest familiar forms and images. The brainchild of Dr. Steele Hill, a media specialist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland; the images showcase the incredible details of the sun in a unique way. An interactive light box allows visitors to mix color shadows with body movement to experience the range of color in the light spectrum. Our world is awash in color and light, highlighted by the nuances of shadow, contrast and darkness. How does the light from the sun influence the way we perceive color? How is our imagination challenged by black and white imagery? These questions are explored in our exhibition, Black, White, Color, Light. March 22-May 27, 2014.

Sunset Hike - Flat Rock Brook Nature Center
Through May 27, 2014 - Englewood

Take a 2-3 mile sunset hike along the trails and through the forest with a trail guide. These hikes are great for beginners, an easy workout, and a relaxing way to end your day. For adults and children ages 10 and older. No registration necessary.

College Students Can Blow Off Some Steam at Bounce! at Discounted Rates Every Week - Bounce! Trampoline Sports
Through May 28, 2014 - Syosset

Bounce! Trampoline Sports hosts Wild Wednesdays every week from 7–9pm for college students. The special event night offers college students a chance to have some fun and reduce their homework stress at discounted rates. College students only need to show their ID and they will pay just $10.00 for the first hour and $5.00 for the second hour. Admission includes trampoline dodgeball, slam dunk basketball, open jump time and foam pit jumping as well as volleyball (not on the trampolines).

Family Night Bounce - BounceU
Through May 28, 2014 - Paramus

Parents and kids (must be at least 24 inches tall) can enjoy a 2-hour bounce session on giant inflatables, including 1 hour in each of the giant bounce stadiums. All bouncers must wear socks. BounceU staff will supervise the event.

Outdoor Sculpture Biennial - Adelphi University
Through May 31, 2014 - Garden City

See the work of 10 skilled sculptors located throughout the scenic 75-acre arboretum on the Garden City campus. This outdoor installation showcases the talents of Miggy Buck (NY), John Clement (NY), Maria Hall (NY), Ed Haugevik (NY), William King (NY), Anti Liu (NY), Johnny Poux (NY), Kim Radochia (MA), Christopher Saucedo (NY), and Hans Van de Bovenkamp (NY). Works of art encompass use of various materials-steel, bronze, aluminum, concrete and reflective mirrors. These man-made creations are transposed into poetic visual narrations. The exhibition runs through May 31, 2014.

Brooklyn Navy Yard Overview Tour: The Past, The Present, and The Future - Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at Building 92
Through May 31, 2014 - Vinegar Hill

It's hard not to notice the hulking structures of the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Here's an opportunity to tour the Yard and learn about intriguing sites of the 150-year shipbuilding facility, including a Civil-War era dry dock, the 24-acre former Navy hospital campus, and more.

Do You Want the Cosmetic Version or the Real Deal?: Los Angeles Poverty Department, 1986-2013 - Queens Museum of Art
Through May 31, 2014 - Queens

The first museum survey of the Los Angeles-based performance group Los Angeles Poverty Department (LAPD). Founded in 1985 on Los Angeles's Skid Row by performance artist, director, and activist John Malpede, LAPD is made up principally of homeless or formerly homeless people and has been an uncompromising force in performance and urban advocacy for more than 25 years.

Adventures in Reading: StoryWalk® Outdoor Exhibit - Tenafly Nature Center
Through May 31, 2014 - Tenafly

Calling all nature lovers who love books! StoryWalk is an interactive outdoor exhibit that turns reading into an adventure along the trails without electronic devices. Hikers can read a nature-themed story while they walk in the woods. The story is designed for beginning readers but will appeal to all ages. The nature center posts a new story, page by page, along a trail each season. The StoryWalk Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.

Out of Hand - Materializing the Postdigital - Museum of Arts & Design
Through June 01, 2014 - New York

Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital will explore the many areas of 21st-century creativity made possible by advanced methods of computer-assisted production known as digital fabrication. In today's postdigital world, artists are using these means to achieve levels of expression never before possible -- an explosive, unprecedented scope of artistic expression that extends from sculptural fantasy to functional beauty. Out of Hand will be the first major museum exhibition to examine this interdisciplinary trend through the pioneering works of more than 80 international artists, architects, and designers, including Ron Arad, Barry X Ball, Zaha Hadid, Stephen Jones, Anish Kapoor, Allan McCollum, Marc Newson, and Roxy Paine. Represented will be some of the most compelling creations from the past decade ranging from sculpture and furniture to fashion and transport.

Frank Lloyd Wright and the City: Density vs. Dispersal - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through June 01, 2014 - New York

Frank Lloyd Wright and the City: Density vs. Dispersal celebrates the recent joint acquisition of Frank Lloyd Wright's extensive archive by MoMA and Columbia University's Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library. Through an initial selection of drawings, films, and large-scale architectural models, the exhibition examines the tension in Wright's thinking about the growing American city in the 1920s and 1930s, when he worked simultaneously on radical new forms for the skyscraper and on a comprehensive plan for the urbanization of the American landscape titled "Broadacre City." Visitors encounter the spectacular 12-foot-by-12-foot model of this plan, which merges one of the earliest schemes for a highway flyover with an expansive, agrarian domain. Promoted and updated throughout Wright's life, the model toured the country for several years in the 1930s, beginning with a display at Rockefeller Center. This dispersed vision is paired with Wright's innovative structural experiments for building the vertical city. Projects, from the early San Francisco Call Building (1912), to Manhattan's St. Mark's-in-the-Bouwerie Towers (1927-31), to a polemical mile-high skyscraper, engage questions of urban density and seek to bring light and landscape to the tall building. Highlighting Wright's complex relationship to the city, the material reveals Wright as a compelling theorist of both its horizontal and vertical aspects. His work, in this way, is not only of historic importance but of remarkable relevance to current debates on urban concentration.

Commemorating Controversy: The Dakota-U.S. War of 1862 - National Museum of the American Indian
Through June 01, 2014 - New York

This exhibition of 12 panels exploring the causes, voices, events, and long-lasting consequences of the conflict was produced by students at Gustavus Adolphus College, in conjunction with the Nicollet County Historical Society. The project was funded by Gustavus Adolphus College, the Nicollet County Historical Society, the Minnesota Humanities Center, the Minnesota Historical Society, and the people of Minnesota through a grant supported by an appropriation to the Minnesota Historical Society from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Cabinets of Wonder: The Art of Collecting - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through June 01, 2014 -

Cabinets of Wonder are historically strange collections of natural objects, art, or bizarre artifacts that Illustrated the collectors' rare knowledge, prestige, or power. They can also be considered museums for our imagination, containing the objects and stories that demonstrate our curiosity for collecting. This exhibition presents the work of contemporary artists who collect and re-display familiar objects from nature and every day life. In an era of high-tech mass production, these artists lend themselves to the labor-intensive, manual process that transforms the mundane into the marvelous.
Collecting is a human activity that always fascinates. Anything can be an object for collecting, from cooking spoons to paintings of cooking spoons. We collect things as a pastime, as a mission in life, or just because we can?t help it. Collecting shines a searchlight—directly or indirectly—on the relationship between the objects we desire, and their relationship to us, or to society. The exhibition Cabinet of Wonder: The Art of Collecting encourages viewers to consider their own habits of collecting whether is it clay bar figures or stamps.

Lucas Samaras: Offerings from a Restless Soul - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through June 01, 2014 - New York

Featuring over 60 works drawn from The Met's rich collection of the highly idiosyncratic body of work made by Lucas Samaras. The installation includes a new gift of 17 objects that range from Samaras' abstract work of the 1960s to his recent digitally based pieces. Designed with the input of the artist, the installation is installed in both the north and south mezzanine galleries in the Lila Acheson Wallace Wing for modern and contemporary art.

Tea & Play - Green Meadow Waldorf School
Through June 02, 2014 - Chestnut Ridge

Parents of prospective students can talk to one of the school's early childhood teacher while their child plays nearby in a beautiful classrooms. Mondays through June 2 other than Oct. 14, Nov. 25, Dec. 23, Dec. 30, Jan. 20, Feb. 17, March 17, April 14, and May 26.

Nature on the Go - Prospect Park Audubon Center
Through June 03, 2014 - Flatbush

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

Story Time - Green Meadow Waldorf School
Through June 04, 2014 - Chestnut Ridge

Children ages 3-5 are invited to story time at the Waldorf School. Group meets every Wednesday through June 4 other than Nov. 27, Dec. 25, Jan. 1, Feb. 19, and April 16. Registration is required.

Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the '60s - Brooklyn Museum
Through June 06, 2014 - Prospect Heights

This exhibit is a focused look at painting, sculpture, graphics, and photography from a decade defined by social protest and American race relations, featuring 66 of the decade's artists.

Richard Renaldi - This Grand Show - Bonni Benrubi
Through June 07, 2014 - New York

Renaldi's new images are a meditation on the narrative power of pure landscape photography and a rereading of the American story inscribed across a damaged land. Inspired by the words of preservationist John Muir, who witnessed his absolute faith in America's wilderness clash with the imperatives of the twentieth century, Renaldi's new work occasions a present-day evaluation of Muir's vision on the 100th anniversary of his death.

Object of Devotion: Medieval English Alabaster Sculpture from the Victoria and Albert Museum - Museum of Biblical Art
Through June 08, 2014 - New York

This exhibition is comprised of approximately 60 biblically inspired alabaster relief sculptures from the fourteenth, fifteenth, and sixteenth centuries. During the later Middle Ages, England was home to a thriving art industry that produced colorful and delicate alabaster sculptures in large quantities and distributed them throughout Europe, many for use in private homes. This exhibition of an often-overlooked artistic medium comes from the world's largest collection of medieval alabaster sculptures, at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and offers a fascinating window into the role of art in the personal devotional practices of the Middle Ages.

Inspired by Dunhuang: Re-creation in Contemporary Chinese Art - China Institute
Through June 08, 2014 - New York

Dunhuang's tradition, with its timeless charm and depth, continues to invigorate artists, teachers and students in their quest for education, self-cultivation and artistic creation. Highlighting paintings and sculptures by a dozen modern and contemporary artists, this exhibit explores the historical site's profound influence on generations of artists beginning with master painter Zhang Daqian. Other artists to be featured in the exhibition include contemporary art luminaries such as Zhang Hongtu, Liu Jude, Liu Dan and Yu Hong.

Cleopatra's Needle - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through June 08, 2014 - New York

The exhibition will celebrate the completion of an extensive program by the Central Park Conservancy to conserve the obelisk of Thutmose III, popularly known as "Cleopatra's Needle." Relying primarily on the Metropolitan's own collection enhanced with several important loans from local museums and private lenders, the exhibition will explore the meaning of obelisks in ancient Egyptian divine and funerary cults and will consider how these massive monuments were created and erected. An equally important part of the presentation will show the importance of this ancient architectural form in western culture and how a long-standing fascination with obelisks ultimately led to the erection of the one in Central Park. This portion of the exhibition will be illustrated through a selection of paintings, prints, textiles, and other objects from the departments of European Paintings, European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, Drawings and Prints, and the American Wing.

Gauguin: Metamorphoses - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through June 08, 2014 - New York

This exhibition focuses on Paul Gauguin's rare and extraordinary prints and transfer drawings, and their relationship to his better-known paintings and his sculptures in wood and ceramic. Comprising approximately 150 works, including some 120 works on paper and a critical selection of some 30 related paintings and sculptures, it is the first exhibition to take an in-depth look at this overall body of work.

Points of Departure: Treasures of Japan from the Brooklyn Museum - Japan Society
Through June 08, 2014 - New York

This spring, Japan Society Gallery presents Points of Departure: Treasures of Japan from the Brooklyn Museum. Over two thousand years of Japan's art-making history are detailed in over 70 paintings, prints, sculptures, and decorative objects drawn from Brooklyn's renowned collection of Japanese art. The exhibition showcases the history of the collection while illuminating its particular strengths in lesser known but revelatory artifacts like delicate bark fiber robes, beaded jewelry, and wood carvings made by the indigenous Ainu people of northern Japan. Many objects are on view for the first time in decades, others for the first time ever. Works are displayed by region - north, east, west, and south - to counter the usual Tokyo/Kyoto focus of Japanese art scholarship and the myth of a homogenous Japan.

Tibet and India: Buddhist Traditions and Transformations - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through June 08, 2014 - New York

This exhibition singles out two periods when the Buddhist Tibetan tradition drew from outside influences to develop new vocabularies of form. In the eleventh and twelfth centuries, after a period of political and religious disruption, contact with the great monasteries of North India led to considerable exchange. Looking from the Indian perspective, the exhibition examines how esoteric imagery, texts, and Vajrayana ritual practices contributed to reshaping the complex religious landscape of Tibet. Today, contemporary Tibetan artists are again addressing and incorporating ideas central to the current global reality, in an effort to recontextualize long-standing core Buddhist ideals. The exhibition will include five loans and eighteen objects drawn from department holdings.

Count Your Blessings - Rubin Museum of Art
Through June 09, 2014 - New York

A collection of prayer beads from various Asian cultures, including more than 70 sets of long and short strings of beads with flourishes, counters, attachments, and tassels, will be part of the first such exhibition at the Rubin Museum. The exhibition includes examples from the Buddhist traditions of Tibet, Bhutan, Mongolia, China, Korea, Japan, Thailand, and Burma. Prayer beads reveal highly sophisticated and complex arrangements and structure rooted in symbolic meanings and ritual use.

Mommy and Me Yoga - Preschool of the Arts @ Cooper Square
Through June 09, 2014 - East Village

Enjoy an oasis of stretching and relaxing your minds and bodies together, for moms or nannies with babies and toddlers, in our state-of-the-art children's gym. Specially geared yoga poses both for teaching your little one and enjoying yourself, with certified yoga instructor experienced with early childhood movement.

Mommy and Me Yoga - Preschool of the Arts @ Cooper Square
Through June 09, 2014 - East Village

Enjoy an oasis of stretching and relaxing your minds and bodies together, for moms or nannies with babies and toddlers, in our state-of-the-art children's gym. Specially geared yoga poses both for teaching your little one and enjoying yourself, with certified yoga instructor experienced with early childhood movement.

Mommy and Me Yoga - Preschool of the Arts @ Cooper Square
Through June 09, 2014 - East Village

Enjoy an oasis of stretching and relaxing your minds and bodies together, for moms or nannies with babies and toddlers, in our state-of-the-art children's gym. Specially geared yoga poses both for teaching your little one and enjoying yourself, with certified yoga instructor experienced with early childhood movement.

Mommy and Me: Music and Movement - Preschool of the Arts @ Cooper Square
Through June 11, 2014 - East Village

For the first half of the program children run and play in the multi-faceted gym including large movement and building toys, a fully equipped sand box, and an awesome treehouse! The space allows children move freely and develop their mindfulness, peer interactions, cooperation skills, and both fine and gross motor skills. After playtime, the children gather together on the mat with an engaging, guitar-playing children's music specialist for songs and movement. Children's musical ear and appreciation develop along with general knowledge and language skills as they join in for sing-alongs, musical storytelling and instrument play along with their parent or caregiver. Please note there will be no class on the following dates: April 16, April 23 and June 4. Please also check out our other Mommy & Me classes and Extra Curricular offerings on our website, both at Cooper Square and our other locations. For more information and to sign up please email csmommyandme@nycpreschool.org, or call.

Storytime for the Little Ones - Barnes & Noble
Through June 11, 2014 - Nanuet

This storytime is recommended for tots ages 1-3, but all kids and parents are welcome to participate.

Gym Time - Congregation Sons of Israel
Through June 11, 2014 - Upper Nyack

Kids ages 2-4 can exercise and play with professional occupational therapist "Randi." To register, call 845-358-3767 or email csioffice@optonline.net.

Yoga for Kids - Congregation Sons of Israel
Through June 12, 2014 - Upper Nyack

Empower your children (ages 2-6) through a playful and integrative approach to yoga. To register, call 845-358-3767 or email csioffice@optonline.net.

Free activities during play space hours - Juguemos a Cantar
Through June 12, 2014 - Brooklyn

Juguemos a Cantar offers free activities during play space hours at both of their Park Slope locations. Tuesdays: Puppets & Songs (10:30 South Slope) Story Time w/ Alejandra (Begins 4/29 at 10:30am North Slope) Story Time w/ Natalie (4pm South Slope) Wednesdays: Arts & Crafts (9am-12pm North & South Slope & 3:30-5pm South Slope) Sing Along w/Ale (4pm South Slope) Thursdays: Spring Play Dough (10:30am South Slope) Sing Along w/ Ale (10:30am North Slope) Arts & Crafts (3:30-5pm South Slope) Sing Along w/ Damian (4pm South Slope) Play Space Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursdays 9am-12pm (North & South) & 3:30-5pm (South)

Shabbaba Shabbat - Orangetown Jewish Center
Through June 14, 2014 - Orangeburg

Families with children up to 5 years old are invited to this Saturday morning service with a musical format that encourages both kids and their parents to explore the spiritual aspects of Shabbat. The service ends with children joining the service for the concluding prayers, followed by a congregational lunch. Saturdays through June 14.

Bill Cunningham: Facades - New-York Historical Society
Through June 15, 2014 - New York

In 1968, photographer Bill Cunningham embarked on an eight-year project to document the architectural riches and fashion history of New York City. Scouring the city's thrift stores, auction houses, and street fairs for vintage clothing, and scouting sites on his bicycle, Cunningham generated a photographic essay entitled Facades, which paired models in period costumes with historic settings.

Renaissance and Baroque Bronzes from the Hill Collection - Frick Collection
Through June 15, 2014 - New York

The Frick Collection will be the only venue for the first public exhibition of this private collection devoted to the bronze figurative statuette. The nearly forty sculptures included in the show are of exceptional quality and span the fifteenth through the eighteenth century, exemplifying the genre from its beginnings in Renaissance Italy to its dissemination across the artistic centers of Europe. The Hill Collection is distinguished by rare, autograph masterpieces by Italian sculptors such as Andrea Riccio, Giambologna, and Giuseppe Piamontini.

Before and After the Horizon: Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes - National Museum of the American Indian
Through June 15, 2014 - New York

Juxtaposing more than one hundred contemporary and modern works with historic, ancestral objects revealing the stories, experiences, and histories of Anishinaabe life in the Great Lakes region, Before and after the Horizon: Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes features works by modern masters such as Norval Morrisseau, George Morrison, Blake Debassige, Daphne Odjig, and others, who, each in their own way, sought visual expression for the spiritual and social dimensions of human relations with the earth.

Jim Campbell: Rhythms of Perception - Museum of the Moving Image
Through June 15, 2014 - Queens

The first solo museum exhibition in New York of the work of Jim Campbell (b. 1956), the San Francisco-based artist best known for his evocative low resolution works. An innovator in the use of technology, Campbell integrates and manipulates computers and custom electronics into visually arresting artworks. The survey exhibition features more than 20 works that span Campbell's 30-year career. It includes early experimental film, interactive artworks, low resolution videos, large-scale sculptural installations, and the premiere of a new work, Self Portrait of Jim Campbell (with Disturbances) (2014). Among the highlights is the rarely shown Last Day in the Beginning of March (2003), which features 26 suspended light bulbs and a soundscape that evokes the last day in the life of the artist's brother.

Open House - Crestwood Country Day Camp & School Open House
Through June 15, 2014 - Melville

Come and see what Crestwood has to offer children ages 2-15 for summer camp and school. Tour the 15 acres, meet the directors, and have your kids play on the playgrounds. Saturdays and Sundays, February 1-June 15, 2014.

Jim Campbell: Rhythms of Perception - Museum of the Moving Image
Through June 15, 2014 - Astoria

The San-Francisco-based artist Jim Campbell (b.1956)—best known for his evocative low resolution works—is the subject of a survey exhibition, spanning his 30-year career and featuring more than 20 installations. The works range from early experimental film, interactive works, and low-resolution videos to large-scale sculptural installations. An innovator in the use of technology, Campbell integrates and manipulates computers and custom electronics into visually arresting artworks. Campbell will participate in a public conversation with curator Steve Deitz on Saturday, March 22.

The Katonah Museum of Art presents Jasper Johns & John Lund: Masters in the Print Studio - Katonah Museum of Art
Through June 15, 2014 - Katonah

The Katonah Museum of Art presents "Jasper Johns & John Lund: Masters in the Print Studio," the first in-depth exhibition to focus on the collaboration between the iconic American artist and his master printer. An extraordinary, little-known story unfolds in the exhibition "Jasper Johns & John Lund: Masters in the Print Studio" Over the past 30 years Johns and Lund have forged a rare artistic collaboration: side-by-side, master printer Lund has helped one of America's foremost living artists achieve precisely the desired effect he seeks in his prints, 47 of which are featured in the exhibition. This is the first museum exhibition to explore these two masters' working relationship. Johns is one of the most prominent and prolific printmakers of the 20th and 21st centuries. While he has collaborated with several master printers during his long career, his relationship with Lund is unique due to the exclusive nature of their working process. Johns and Lund first worked together in 1973 at Universal Limited Art Editions (ULAE), the fine art print publisher, where Lund was a lithography printer, working with art world luminaries including Robert Rauschenberg, Larry Rivers, and James Rosenquist. A decade later Lund became integral to Johns's printmaking process as the sole printer to work on the artist's intaglio prints. In 1996 Lund and his family moved into a home on Johns's rural Connecticut property, establishing a private print studio and becoming his on-site master printer. Together they have created over 70 editions, the vast majority of which are made with intaglio techniques, including etching and aquatint. The imagery in the prints is often related to paintings Johns is in the process of creating, or has just completed. There are two layers of singular ability involved in making these prints - the technical and the artistic. Lund's expert skill is a means by which Johns achieves his creative vision. The exhibition's chronological installation includes the seminal series The Seasons (1987); Flag on Orange (1998), the first edition published under Johns's own Low Road Studio imprint; and the Shrinky Dink series (2011-12), which references elements from The Seasons while featuring new imagery. This one-on-one relationship is uncommon in the print world. Says Lund, "It's more solitary and concentrated but, hopefully, the result is an instinctual feel for the intention of the artist, knowing what the artist is looking at, and what I can do to make it all happen." The luxury of having his own print studio permits Johns the freedom of extended experimentation and exploration. Says Lund, "We've made spontaneous monoprints, worked out 'what if' issues, used printmaking elements that end up as drawings, used equipment and/or print techniques in his paintings - it can be very fluid since I'm just down the hall. In between projects or even in the middle of a print, I never know what Jasper might walk in and ask for..." Johns' print and painting studios are housed in the same converted carriage barn; their proximity permits the artists' effortless movement between the different techniques. The exhibition offers an exclusive glimpse into Johns' private print studio through a selection of recent photographs. "This is a story that's never been publicly told," says exhibition curator Ellen Keiter. While many of the works featured in "Jasper Johns & John Lund: Masters in the Print Studio" have been included in other museum and gallery exhibitions, they have not been viewed through the lens of these two masters' working relationship. Process is explored in proofs and plates, and Lund's personal photographs of Johns at work are also on display. "Mr. Johns is a famously private person," says Keiter. "I believe it is out of respect for Lund and his untold contributions that Mr. Johns has granted us open access to his print studio." Interim executive director, Belinda Roth, adds: "We are delighted to bring this new perspective to Jasper Johns' scholarship. The works on display form a telling representation of the second half of his printmaking career. We're equally proud to recognize John Lund and his singular role in contemporary printmaking." The exhibition "Jasper Johns & John Lund: Masters in the Print Studio" will be on view at the Katonah Museum through June 15, 2014. In connection with the exhibition, the Museum will publish an illustrated catalogue with an essay by Wendy Weitman, former curator in the Department of Prints and Illustrated Books at MoMA, and now an independent curator.

Saturday Respite - Theresa Academy of Performing Arts
Through June 21, 2014 - Lido Beach

Saturday Respite program runs each Saturday and students have a snack and participate three of the following activities: yoga, dance, drama, drumming, art, cooking, or music. Students range in age and work with a 1-on-1 volunteer to guide and support the student. Students with special needs and typically developing students are welcome. Please RSVP at lindsay@tapany.org.

Pasture to Pond: Connecticut Impressionism - Bruce Museum
Through June 21, 2014 - Greenwich

Drawn from the permanent collection of the Bruce Museum, private collectors, area museums, and the trade, this exhibition speaks to the quality and beauty of this perennially popular art and celebrates Connecticut's role as the birthplace of American Impressionism. Tour Connecticut's landscapes through the canvases of American Impressionist artists including Childe Hassam, J. Alden Weir, John Henry Twachtman, Leonard Ochtman and others. March 22- June 21, 2014.

The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter! - American Museum of Natural History
Through June 22, 2014 - New York

The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter!, a perennial favorite visited by millions of children and adults, returns to the American Museum of Natural History. This popular winter attraction invites visitors to mingle with up to 500 iridescent butterflies fluttering among blooming tropical flowers and lush green vegetation inside a free-standing, balmy, 1,200-square-foot enclosure.

Motown: The Truth Is a Hit - New York Public Library, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Through June 26, 2014 - Harlem

Motown founder Berry Gordy is quoted as saying "The truth is a hit." And in truth, Detroit's Motown Records became the voice of an entire generation. Presented by Northern Trust, in partnership with Schomburg Center, Motown Museum, and Motown the Musical, this exhibition explores Gordy's notion of the truth by tracing black music from its African roots through slavery, Jim Crow, the Great Migration, urban America, the Civil Rights and anti-war movements, up to the present day.

Tot Shabbat - Congregation Sons of Israel
Through June 28, 2014 - Upper Nyack

Tots ages newborn through 6 years can celebrate Shabbat morning as they learn, read stories, play games, enjoy grape juice and challah with Rabbi Abraham, and discover what Shabbat is all about. The program is followed by a free lunch for all.

3D Digital Film: Mysteries of the Unseen World - American Museum of Natural History
Through June 29, 2014 - New York

For the first time ever, the American Museum of Natural History will show films in 3D digital beginning on Friday, January 10, with Mysteries of the Unseen World - a new giant-screen adventure that transports audiences to hidden dimensions too small, too fast, or too slow for the human eye. Produced by National Geographic Entertainment and Day's End Pictures, Mysteries of the Unseen World is narrated by Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker.

'Bessie's Big Shot' - Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre
Through June 29, 2014 - Upper West Side

It's a bird... it's a plane... no... it's Bessie the cow!

City Parks Foundation is proud to announce the launch of Bessie's Big Shot. Based on the famed PuppetMobile show of the same name.

Bessie's Big Shot follows Bessie the cow as she chases her dream of joining the circus. Can she lift more than Ziegfried, the strongest man in the world? Fly on a trapeze high above the crowd? Train Munson the Monkey? This variety show cheers Bessie on as she attempts the impossible and searches for her special talents.

Directed by Bruce Cannon, co-written by Douglas Strich, Alexander Bartenieff, and Bruce Cannon and making its Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre debut on Jan. 14, this version of Bessie's Big Shot features several new puppets as well as new and extended scenes.

Show Times & Reservations
Show times for Bessies's Big Shot, beginning January 14, 2014 are:
Tuesday through Friday at 10:30am and 12:00pm
Saturday and Sunday at 1:00pm

Winter Recess schedule
February 18-21 at 11:00am and 1:00pm

Spring Recess schedule
April 15-18 at 11:00am and 1:00pm

The production will run through June 29, 2014.

**Note: Schedule subject to change, please check cityparksfoundation.org/arts for most current schedule.

When the Stars Begin to Fall: Imagination and the American South - Studio Museum in Harlem
Through June 29, 2014 - New York

When the Stars Begin to Fall: Imagination and the American South queries the category of "outsider" art in relation to contemporary art and black life. Situating itself within current art historical and political debates, the exhibition considers work by self-taught, spiritually inspired and incarcerated artists, alongside other projects based in performance, socially engaged practice and the archive, as well as painting, drawing, sculpture and assemblage, that make insistent reference to place. With the majority of work having been made between 1964 and 2014, the exhibition brings together a group of thirty-five intergenerational American artists who share an interest in the U.S. South as a location both real and imagined. Moving between a graphic sensibility, an interest in creation myths and the use of found materials and detritus, the artists reference various classical tropes of blackness as sites of origin - fantastical and performed, important yet perhaps-illusory. The catalogue includes entries by the exhibition's organizer, Assistant Curator Thomas J. Lax, along with leading scholars Horace Ballard, Katherine Jentleson, Scott Romine and Lowery Stokes Sims, who write on notions of spirituality, the ethics of self-taught art and the idea of the South in the American project.

Carrie Mae Weems: The Museum Series - Studio Museum in Harlem
Through June 29, 2014 - New York

Carrie Mae Weems: The Museum Series presents an intimate look at an ongoing series that Weems began in 2006. The artist stands, with her back turned to the camera, in proximity to some of the world's leading museums and cultural institutions. The resulting images act as ruminations on the collecting and exhibiting practices of these sites.

Touch Tank - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through June 30, 2014 - Crown Heights

Touch a star fish, a horseshoe crab, or a sea snail. Explore sea creatures up close and learn about ocean diversity.

Bug Out - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through June 30, 2014 - Crown Heights

Feeling brave? Meet grasshoppers, worms, stick bugs, and Madagascar hissing cockroaches.

Breastfeeding Support Group - New York Methodist Hospital
Through June 30, 2014 -

Discuss questions and concerns regarding breastfeeding and find support and encouragement with this group, which meets regularly.

Animal Adventures - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through June 30, 2014 - Crown Heights

Kids learn about and touch live animals from the Museum's living collection.

Open Play - The Gym Park
Through June 30, 2014 - Greenpoint

Kids have fun, exercise, and enjoy alot of gymnastic-based sensory input. Use our 2,800-square-foot facility to explore, discover and help increase your child's awareness with positive play habits and a fun social environment. The Gym Park also offers a wide range of other programs including gymnastics and physical education for home-schooled children.

Story Time with Emily - The Moxie Spot
Through June 30, 2014 - Brooklyn Heights

Emily, The Moxie Spot's resident storyteller, reads for the young and impressionable.

Try It Tuesdays - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through June 30, 2014 - Crown Heights

Children explore, learn, and discover as they try out science, art, and language in fun and exciting ways.

Great White Shark - Maritime Aquarium - IMAX
Through June 30, 2014 - Norwalk

No other modern animal may command both fear and fascination as much as the great white shark ? but The Maritime Aquarium's new IMAX?film suggests, instead, that these predators mainly need help and respect. This film unravels the mystery of the creature by telling the true story of its role atop the oceanic food chain. "Our mission is to change people's attitudes toward the great white," said Steve McNicholas, co-director of the film. "It's not the menacing, evil predator it's made out to be. It's simply performing its crucial role at the top of the ocean's food chain. Great whites are not monsters any more than the polar bears or lions that we revere." The 40-minute film takes viewers around the world to great-white hotspots and examines the animals through the eyes of several people whose lives and work have become inextricably linked to the great white, including shark expert Michael Rutzen, who openly scuba dives among them. Through June 30,2014.

Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany, 1937 - Neue Galerie
Through June 30, 2014 - New York

The first major museum exhibition devoted to the infamous display of modern art by the Nazis since the presentation originated by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1991. The exhibition contrasts so-called "degenerate" art with officially sanctioned art of the period, while providing the historical and intellectual context of the notorious Munich exhibition in 1937.

Sensory Jump Time - Pump It Up Norwalk
Through June 30, 2014 - Norwalk

Pump It Up has partnered with Autism Speaks to offer Sensory Jump Time, a program for all children on the autism spectrum. They have created a sensory-friendly environment specific to the Sensory Jump Time program. Children who attend have the opportunity to make new friends, jump, slide and play sensory-friendly games within a controlled, safe environment. This program is open to children on the autism spectrum and their siblings only. Advanced registration is encouraged as this program is not open to the general public in order to provide a safe environment for the children. Pump It Up is a proud supporter of Autism Speaks. The program takes place on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Fun & Games with Miss Melissa at Pump It Up Norwalk - Pump It Up Norwalk
Through June 30, 2014 - Norwalk

Children enjoy a select mix of games, stories, crafts or other fun filled activity depending on the theme Miss Melissa has planned for that day. Takes place Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Kidtastic Kids Social Experience - Kidtastic Kids
Through June 30, 2014 - Farmingville

The Kidtastic Kids Social Experience is designed for children with special needs, social needs, or children who are having a hard time making friends. Programs are broken down by each child's needs and individuality. Call or check the website for more information. Jan 1-June 2014.

Create Dance Center - Zumba Fitness
Through June 30, 2014 - Amityville

A great calorie-burning, Latin-inspired, cardiovascular work-out. Work out at your own intensity-perfect for beginners.Tuesdays, January 7-June 30.

Special Needs Classes - Create Dance Center
Through June 30, 2014 - Amityville

Classes focus on social interaction, following directions, imitation skills, gross motor movement and dance techniques. Small classes with extra support. All taught by a NY State Certified Special Education teacher. For more information call or e-mail at createdance@hotmail.com. Classes: Wednesdays (8 and under), Thursdays (13 and older), Fridays (8 and older and 5 and under), Saturdays (8 and older). January 2-June 30, 2014.

'Mysteries of The Unseen World' - American Musem of Natural History
Through June 30, 2014 - Upper West Side

As AMNH's first digital 3-D film, Mysteries of the Unseen World is a new giant-screen adventure that transports audiences to hidden dimensions too small, too fast, or too slow for the human eye. The film, which is narrated by Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker, uses time-lapse and high-speed footage culled from video recordings of research happening in today's laboratories, where existing and emerging technologies are yielding exciting new images of long-unseen worlds. Audiences will share experiences once reserved for scientists and see a whole new universe of wondrous nature, daily events that escape the naked eye, even secrets crucial to our survival. The film also allows visitors to view the world as though they had x-ray vision, or infrared vision like mosquitos, and peer into a world of wonders too small for the human eye to see—from the minute structures on a butterfly's wing and the tiny organisms that inhabit the human body down to items on the nanoscale. The film will screen in 2D film and 3D digital at the museum through June.

Sing Along with Jarrod - Greenlight Bookstore
Through June 30, 2014 - Fort Greene

Greenlight presents 40 minutes of favorite songs and stories for the littlest booklovers, led by resident bookseller Jarrod and his trusty guitar.

Art Kids - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through June 30, 2014 - Crown Heights

Preschoolers discover the artistic process and develop art skills through a different activity each Friday.

Nature Tots - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through June 30, 2014 - Crown Heights

Preschoolers will learn about the living and nonliving things that coexist with people, and the importance of being a steward of the environment. They will meet an animal, plant or mineral from the Museum's collection.

Tour of Kenwal Day Camp - Kenwal Day Camp
Through June 30, 2014 - Melville

Call to set up a personal tour of the camp and learn about the activities available for children ages 3-15. Saturdays and Sundays through June 30, 2014.

Island of Lemurs: Madagascar - Maritime Aquarium - IMAX Theater
Through June 30, 2014 - Norwalk

The creative forces behind the popular IMAX movie "Born to Be Wild" come together again. Writer-producer Drew Fellman, filmmaker David Douglas and narrator Morgan Freeman team up again for a whirlwind romp through the island nation off Africa's eastern coast. Lemurs are a unique line of primates that have been bounding around on the island paradise – and only on that single island paradise – after arriving there millions of years ago. But now habitat destruction is a serious threat to lemurs' existence. The film follows Dr. Patricia Wright, a professor of biological anthropology whose lifelong mission is to help these unusual creatures survive in the modern world. April 4-June 30, 2014.

Blooming Naturalists - Prospect Park Audubon Center
Through June 30, 2014 - Flatbush

Kids explore the natural beauty of Prospect Park with a park naturalist.

Posters of the Vienna Secession, 1898-1918 - Neue Galerie
Through June 30, 2014 - New York

A special exhibition on posters of the Vienna Secession, focusing on the period from 1898 to 1918. The Vienna Secession was a groundbreaking artists' association, established in 1897 under the presidency of Gustav Klimt.

Maya’s First Annual Tamale Festival - Maya Modern Mexican Kitchen & Tequileria
Through June 30, 2014 - New York

Get wrapped up in Maya’s inaugural tamale festival, a three-month long celebration of the myriad varieties of one of Latin America’s oldest (dating to 1200 BC), most traditional dishes. Savor any of the five different tamale iterations ranging in price from $9 to $22, with a sample of three at $15, created by Chef / Owner Richard Sandoval especially for this salute to the original “wrap” – tamales being stuffed masa (the classic corn flour dough) wrapped in corn husks or banana leaves. Highlights include: the Chile Rellano Tamale, stuffed chile poblano with chicken tinga talama, Mexican cheese, chorizo black beans, salsa jalisoco creama, cotija; and Fish Tamale, grilled cod in banana leaves, epazote, tomato masa, serrano, cilantro, grilled yellow squash Mexican rice, refried beans.

Donald and Barbara Zucker Natural Exploration Area - Prospect Park/Grand Army Plaza
Through July 01, 2014 - Park Slope

Enter the park at the Grand Army Plaza entrance and walk along Park Drive toward the carousel and you'll find the Donald and Barbara Zucker Natural Exploration Area. Constructed from trees and other materials damaged by recent storms, the Area serves to surround children with natural elements as they play, exercising their minds and muscles.

Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties - Brooklyn Museum
Through July 06, 2014 - Brooklyn

A presentation of 103 works by 66 artists that is among the few exhibitions to explore how painting, sculpture, graphics, and photography not only responded to the political and social turmoil of the era but also helped to influence its direction.

From India East - Rubin Museum of Art
Through July 07, 2014 - New York

This year-long exhibition allows the museum to exhibit for the first time examples from far beyond the Himalayan region, including art from Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Thailand, Korea, and Japan. The loan was made possible by the Brooklyn Museum's temporary closing of its Asian art galleries.

ENERGY THAT IS ALL AROUND/Mission School: Chris Johanson, Margaret Kilgallen, Alicia McCarthy, Barry McGee, Ruby Neri - Grey Art Gallery at NYU
Through July 12, 2014 - New York

"ENERGY THAT IS ALL AROUND/Mission School: Chris Johanson, Margaret Kilgallen, Alicia McCarthy, Barry McGee, Ruby Neri" features early works by five artists who lived in San Francisco’s Mission district in the early 1990s. By 2002, they were identified as key members of the so-called Mission School, which over the past two decades has achieved a cult-like status in the Bay Area and beyond. Celebrating lowbrow street aesthetics, graffiti, and folk art, the movement flourished in the gritty urban setting of this south-of-Market-Street neighborhood. The five artists—who were all friends—attended or were associated with the San Francisco Art Institute and, with the exception of Kilgallen who died prematurely in 2001, continue to collaborate today. "ENERGY THAT IS ALL AROUND" presents never-before-exhibited works and ephemera amassed by the artists alongside new pieces, demonstrating individual approaches to shared formal interests.

Nature Story Time - Tenafly Nature Center
Through July 19, 2014 - Tenafly

Families with children ages 3-7 are invited to enjoy a nature-themed story and a visit from one of the nature center’s education animals. Kids will learn about the characteristics of the animal as well as their story and how they became part of the Nature Center. A new story and animal are featured each week. Animals may include snakes, frogs, turtles, owls and a hawk. Meet on the Visitor Center porch. In case of inclement weather the program will be moved indoors. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Saturdays through July 19.

The Black Fives - New-York Historical Society
Through July 20, 2014 - New York

This exhibition covers the pioneering history of the African American basketball teams that existed in New York City and elsewhere from the early 1900s through 1950, the year the National Basketball Association became racially integrated.

The Black Fives - New-York Historical Society
Through July 20, 2014 - Upper West Side


Soon after the game of basketball was invented in 1891, teams were called "fives" in reference to the five starting players. Teams made up entirely of African American players were referred to as "colored fives," "Negro fives," or "black fives," and the period became known as the Black Fives Era. Celebrating a forgotten era in sports history, The Black Fives will explore the pioneering African American basketball teams that existed in New York City and elsewhere from the early 1900s through 1950, the year the National Basketball Association became racially integrated.

Highlights of The Black Fives include archival images of the earliest black basketball teams, including the Alpha Physical Culture Club, the nation's first all-black athletic club (1912); the New York Girls, the first all-black female team (1910); and team photos of the New York Renaissance (also known as the "Harlem Rens"), Smart Set Athletic Club, Harlem Globetrotters, and the Washington Bears.

Among the exhibition's unique pieces are a 1914 gold-leafed basketball medallion promoting the St. Christopher Club of Harlem; a 1937 New York Renaissance vs. Oshkosh All Stars game ticket stub; and a complete collection of event programs for the World's Championship of Professional Basketball played from 1939-1948 and won by three different African American teams.

The Black Fives will also feature vintage African American basketball ephemera, such as newspaper broadsheets and clippings, scrapbooks, game placards and flyers, such as a 1943 official souvenir program for the "5th Annual World's Championship Basketball Tournament"; a 1912 "Pittsburgh vs. New York" advertisement for the Annual Christmas Basketball Games and Dance of the Alpha Physical Culture Club; and a 1946 placard promoting "The Game of the Century, Renaissance vs. New Britain Pros."

Motown: The Truth Is a Hit - Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Through July 26, 2014 - New York

Featuring items that highlight Motown's inimitable founder Berry Gordy and the institution's most beloved musical acts, this multi-media showcase chronicles one of the most significant record labels in American music history. The Truth Is a Hit explores Motown's early start as Tamla Records in 1959 Detroit through pivotal times in both musical and American history. From the Great Migration of blacks from the southern states to the industrial cities of the north and west, to the label's involvement with the Civil Rights Movement, to the protest songs of the Vietnam War, the "Motown Sound" provided lasting, soulful narratives for generations of black Americans throughout the country and served as a lasting influence for future musicians of all races and genres.

'Art at the Core' - Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art
Through July 27, 2014 - Peekskill

HVCCA's 2013-2014 exhibition features works that lend themselves to narrative interpretations. The selected artists employ traditional art materials as well as new technology, video, and performance to look to art as addressing the very core of our everyday lives, our "weltanschauung." In an increasingly fast-moving era, and as explored in "Art at the Core," the world of art and culture bridge artistic disciplines - painting folds into sculpture, sound, light, video, and performance. Performance, enhanced by installation and often video, asserts itself as an art form, not in the narrative traditions of opera with its stage design, but in a contemporary format that defies traditional descriptions. The eclectic selections from the works of the 23 artists exhibited at HVCCA, bring about a show that is riddled with complexities, manifesting diverse approaches to identity, society, culture, and materiality, and dedicated to the intersection and melding of life and art. See more at hvcca.org/current-exhibitions/#sthash.R8DPX2vt.dpuf. On view through July 27, 2014.

Lost Kingdoms: Hindu-Buddhist Sculpture of Early Southeast Asia, 5th to 8th Century - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through July 27, 2014 - New York

The first international loan exhibition to explore the sculptural art produced in the earliest kingdoms of Southeast Asia. From the first millennium onward, powerful kingdoms emerged in the region, embracing much of Indic culture to give political and religious expression to their identities. Early Hinduism (Brahmanism) and Buddhism arrived early, first witnessed by Sanskrit inscriptions, and shortly thereafter by a proliferation of large-scale religious imagery.

Moving Forward-Creating A Vision Workshop - Life Coaching For Women
Through July 31, 2014 - Bellmore

Gather your girlfriends together or come by yourself, for this fun and interactive workshop that will leave you feeling motivated and empowered to create the life that you want. There are reasons why most women find it difficult to move forward towards a goal. During this workshop you will become aware of exactly what it is that's holding you back, and see what you can do to make changes in order for you to move forward. Creating a clear vision as to what you want allows you to keep your focus and achieve your goal. Refreshments will be served. Conducted in Bellmore office or host a party at home. Contact for more details. 631-988-4001 donnaleakeclc@gmail.com/www.donnaleakeclc.com

Affirmation Cards Workshop - Life Coaching For Women
Through July 31, 2014 - Bellmore

Enjoy light refreshments as you are creating your very own unique affirmation cards. What is an affirmation? Affirmations are personal, short, powerful words or statements that create a shift in the way you think. Affirmations are uplifting and encouraging! They create a change on any negative perceptions you have. The more you affirm what you like and want for yourself, the more your mind is going to accept it. As your thoughts begin to change, your vision begins to change, and your actions begin to change. Get ready for positive changes to happen. Gather your girlfriends or come alone for this ongoing workshop. Contact donnaleakeclc@gmail.com.

Creating a Vision Board Workshop - Life Coaching For Women
Through July 31, 2014 - Bellmore

Interior designers use a similar board to create visions of what they want a certain room to look and feel like. Today, more and more women are creating vision boards for the exact same reasons, except for their own lives! A vision board helps you create your life by having a vision of what YOU WANT in front of you every single day! They are fun, powerful tools, and the more you add to your board, the more likely you are to make it all happen! The sky is the limit. Call or contact donnaleakeclc@gmail.com, or visit the website.

Little Hands Creative Play Workshop for Toddlers - Barking Cat Studio
Through August 01, 2014 - Windsor Terrace

This creative play workshop focuses on educational, theme-related, simple art projects that little hands can easily create and enjoy. Register for a series of classes or drop in. (Drop-ins are welcome provided there is space. Call in advance.)

Alibis: Sigmar Polke 1963-2010 - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through August 03, 2014 - New York

The first comprehensive retrospective of Sigmar Polke (German, 1941-2010), encompassing Polke's work across all mediums, including painting, photography, film, drawing, prints, and sculpture. Widely regarded as one of the most influential artists of the postwar generation, Polke possessed an irreverent wit that, coupled with his exceptional grasp of the properties of his materials, pushed him to experiment freely with the conventions of art and art history. Constantly searching, Polke studiously avoided any one signature style or medium; his method exemplified the definition of alibi, "in or at another place," which also suggests a deflection of blame. This exhibition places Polke's enormous skepticism of all social, political, and artistic traditions against German history and the country's transformation in the postwar period. Four gallery spaces on MoMA's second floor are dedicated to the exhibition, which comprises approximately 300 works and constitutes one of the largest exhibitions ever organized at the Museum.

Design Motifs in Byzantine Art - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through August 03, 2014 - New York

Many of the textiles found in Egypt, the southernmost province of the Byzantine Empire, are woven in linen and wool and decorated with a great variety of motifs. Meant to be worn and to decorate domestic and religious spaces, the works on view in this exhibition feature designs that generally refer to abundance and prosperity. Many of the motifs -- among them birds, beasts, and humans; personifications of the seasons; members of the retinue of the wine god Dionysos; and vine scrolls -- originated in classical and pharaonic art, with Christian crosses added in the Byzantine era. Often called Coptic textiles and once thought to have been exclusively Egyptian, these textiles are now recognized as exemplars of motifs popular throughout the Byzantine world. Similar motifs appear on works in other media, including silver, ivory, ceramics, and mosaics, as the photographs accompanying the exhibition demonstrate. Textiles like these were often recovered from the dress and wrappings of the dead found in Byzantine and early Islamic-period burial grounds in Egypt. The dry environment preserved many textiles, although often in a fragmentary state. Decorative elements were at times cut from the larger plain-weave textiles, as interest focused primarily on the interpretation of motifs. The Museum began to acquire these Egyptian textiles soon after its founding in 1870, but owing to their fragility, many of the works shown in this exhibition have not been displayed for decades.

Masterpieces & Curiosities: Diane Arbus's Jewish Giant - The Jewish Museum
Through August 03, 2014 - New York

This exhibition focuses on the subject of Diane Arbus's Jewish Giant at Home with His Parents, Bronx, NY, (1970) using ephemera, sound recordings, and family photos to provide an intimate look into one of Arbus's most recognized yet least understood subjects. Curated by Daniel Palmer, Leon Levy Assistant Curator.

Nalini Malani: Transgressions - Asia Society and Museum
Through August 03, 2014 - New York

Nalini Malani (b. 1946 in Karachi, Pakistan; lives and works in Mumbai, India) is one of the foremost contemporary women artists from India. Her practice utilizes allegory and symbolism as metaphors to explore issues relating to gender, class, and race in a post-colonial world. Formally, her work spans the mediums of painting, sculpture, installation, performance, and works on paper. This exhibition will feature Transgressions II (2009), a multimedia installation from the Asia Society Museum Collection. This three-channel video integrates the folk sensibility of traditional shadow plays with new technology, creating a mesmerizing projection of colors and shadows. The exhibition will also feature a selection of Malani's artist books. This presentation will represent the artist's first solo museum exhibition in New York in over a decade.

Other Primary Structures - The Jewish Museum
Through August 03, 2014 - New York

A major exhibition of sculpture from the 1960s featuring the work of artists from Latin America, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe, much of which has rarely been seen in the United States, Other Primary Structures revisits the premise of and builds upon the Museum's seminal 1966 exhibition Primary Structures: Younger American and British Sculptors, the first American museum exhibition to survey the style now known as Minimalism. Primary Structures introduced the public to such artists as Carl Andre, Dan Flavin, Donald Judd, Sol LeWitt, Walter De Maria, Robert Morris, and others - figures unknown at the time but soon to become synonymous with a radically new approach to sculpture. Nearly 50 years later, Other Primary Structures revisits this formative moment in art history while also reexamining the period from today's far more global perspective.

Story and Animal Program - Earthplace
Through August 10, 2014 - Westport

Children 5 and younger can visit Earthplace every week for story time and an animal encounter. Thursdays and Fridays year-round.

The Power of Poison - American Museum of Natural History
Through August 10, 2014 - New York

Cleopatra was said to prefer the bite of an asp, while the powerful Borgia family dispatched their enemies with arsenic in Renaissance Italy. For centuries, humans have marveled at the secrets of poisons and sought to harness their toxic powers -- and this exhibition will explore both the biological basics of poison and the ways in which people have confronted its perils and potential. Approaching poison from several different perspectives -- as a dynamic defense system used by animals locked in evolutionary arms races with predators; as a compelling thread that runs through familiar legends, myths, and fables; as a series of mysteries visitors encounter and solve, including what suddenly poisoned Captain James Cook and two naturalists aboard his ship in the autumn of 1774; and as a promising source for powerful medical treatments -- The Power of Poison brings into sharp focus this captivating topic.

The Power of Poison - American Museum of Natural History
Through August 10, 2014 - Upper West Side

The Power of Poison will explore poison's paradoxical roles in nature, human health and history, literature, and myth. Whether as a defense against predators, a source of magical strength, or a lethal weapon used as lifesaving medical treatment, the story of poison is surprising at every turn. Inviting visitors to explore some of history's most puzzling poisoning cases, the exhibition will include an interactive section where eyewitness accounts and clues can be used to solve poisoning mysteries, and a theater where live presenters will share dramatic stories of poisonings and forensic detection. A gallery of history's most mysterious poisonings, from Cleopatra's legendary snakebite to Napoleon's alleged death by arsenic, will lead visitors into the Understanding Poison theater. Here presenters will use props, animations, and audience volunteers to explore a real-world poisoning case that will highlight the dramatic advances in toxicology and forensics since the 19th century. Next, visitors will encounter a large-scale tableau of other puzzling cases and can solve the mysteries using an iPad game. For instance, visitors can discover what poisoned Captain James Cook and two naturalists aboard Cook's ship in 1774.

Ai Weiwei: According to What? - Brooklyn Museum
Through August 10, 2014 - Brooklyn

The first North American survey of the work of provocative Chinese conceptual artist, sculptor, photographer, filmmaker, and activist Ai Weiwei. This will be the first large-scale museum exhibition of Ai's work in New York and the final presentation on the exhibition's tour. The Brooklyn Museum will include several major works not seen in previous venues. Included among the new material is S.A.C.R.E.D., making its first appearance in North America since it debuted to critical acclaim during the Venice Biennale in 2013. Ai created this monumental work in response to his 81-day imprisonment by Chinese authorities in 2011. Each of the six iron boxes that make up the piece contains lifelike fiberglass dioramas of detailed scenes painstakingly reproduced from memory. The work documents and reveals the most painful and intimate moments of Ai's imprisonment, from periods of interrogation to such daily activities as eating, sleeping, showering, and using the toilet. The Brooklyn presentation will also feature a stunning site-specific installation of bicycles. This installation is part of a series of works by Ai using bicycles that is related to his childhood experience and to the bicycle's relevance to the lives of most Chinese people. Also making its debut is an installation of photographs and the personal belongings of Ye Haiyan, a women's rights activist who has been systematically targeted by authorities for her advocacy on behalf of female Chinese sex workers and evicted from her home numerous times. The exhibition will also premiere Stay Home!-- Ai's documentary about Liu Ximei, who contracted AIDS as a child after being given an HIV-contaminated blood transfusion at a Chinese hospital.

Working Below Decks - Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Through August 15, 2014 - New York

Operating the aircraft carrier Intrepid required the skills of 3,000 men, many of whom worked below decks -- far from the excitement of the Flight Deck. In this pop-up exhibit, the Intrepid Museum will highlight a few of these occupations through original ship's equipment that has never before been on public display. Among the equipment to be showcased is a vintage laundry press, illustrating the demanding task of keeping the crew looking clean and pressed to Navy standards. These authentic pieces of equipment reveal the behind-the-scenes occupations that were essential to the operation of Intrepid.

Ramallah/New York - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through August 15, 2014 - New York

In conjunction with Documentary Fortnight, Emily Jacir's two-channel video work Ramallah/New York (2004-05), which is part of MoMA's collection, will be installed in The Ronald S. and Jo Carole Lauder Building lobby. Informed by the artist's experience of living in Ramallah and New York between 1999 and 2004, the work juxtaposes images of everyday interior spaces (e.g., travel agencies, hair salons, delis) in both cities to examine the transcendence of place beyond official borders.

Making Pottery Art: The Robert A. Ellison Jr. Collection of French Ceramics (ca. 1880-1910) - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through August 18, 2014 - New York

Technically experimental and aesthetically ambitious, the vases made by French potters in the years around 1900 pushed the boundaries of the ceramic medium. The recently acquired Robert A. Ellison Jr. Collection of European Art Pottery includes pieces by the master ceramists Ernest Chaplet, Auguste Delaherche, and Jean Carries, works of imposing size, beautiful in shape, and dazzling in their glazes. These works will be shown with others that inspired them, ranging from Asian ceramics to German stoneware.

Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the American Civil War - New-York Historical Society
Through August 24, 2014 - New York

To mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War (1861-1865), the New-York Historical Society presents a groundbreaking traveling exhibition, Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the American Civil War, organized by the American Textile History Museum. The exhibition uses quilts, textiles, clothing, and other artifacts to connect deeply moving and insightful personal stories about the war, its causes, and its aftermath with the broader national context and public history.

City as Canvas - Museum of the City of New York
Through August 24, 2014 - New York

City as Canvas provides a visual account of graffiti and street art in New York City during the 1970s and 80s, showcasing works from the pioneering collection of Martin Wong (1946-1999). Wong, a noted East Village artist in the 1980s and friend to many graffiti writers, amassed a collection of hundreds of works on paper and canvas, which he donated to the City Museum in 1994. This exhibition, which showcases these works for the first time, traces the origins of this urban self-expression and the era of "outlaw" street art, which became a worldwide cultural phenomenon. It features examples of paintings and sketch book work by artists including Keith Haring, Lee Quinones, Lady Pink, Futura 2000, among many others.

Masters of Disguise: The World of Camouflage - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through August 24, 2014 - New York

For many animals, the ability to hide in plain sight or look like something entirely different is necessary for survival. "Masters of Disguise: The World of Camouflage" explores the art and science of camouflage in the natural world, as well as its cultural adaptations and how the military has utilized these visual techniques in combat. Using digital imagery, artifacts and interactive elements, visitors will explore color, shade, shapes, and learn how they can fool the eye.

Masters of Disguise: The World of Camouflage - INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
Through August 24, 2014 - MIdtown

For many animals, the ability to hide in plain sight or look like something entirely different is necessary for survival. This temporary show will explore the art and science of camouflage in the natural world, as well as its cultural adaptations and how the military has utilized these visual techniques in combat. Using digital imagery, artifacts and interactive elements, visitors will explore color, shade, shapes, and learn how they can fool the eye. Through August 24

Swoon: Submerged Motherlands - Brooklyn Museum
Through August 24, 2014 - Brooklyn

Brooklyn-based artist Swoon celebrates everyday people and explores social and environmental issues with her signature paper portraits and figurative installations. She is best known for her large, intricately-cut prints wheat pasted to industrial buildings in Brooklyn and Manhattan. For this exhibition, Swoon creates a site-specific installation in our rotunda gallery, transforming it into a fantastic landscape centering on a monumental sculptural tree with a constructed environment at its base, including sculpted boats and rafts, figurative prints and drawings, and cut paper foliage. Often inspired by contemporary and historical events, Swoon engages with climate change in the installation as a response to the catastrophic Hurricane Sandy that struck the Atlantic Coast in 2012, and Doggerland, a landmass that once connected Great Britain and Europe and that was destroyed by a tsunami 8,000 years ago.

Bethpage Federal Credit Union Global Explorations at the HUM: The Great Art Caper - Hofstra University Museum, David Filderman Gallery
Through August 29, 2014 - Hempstead

Join your guide, Detective Art. E. Fact, at the David Filderman Gallery to uncover clues to help solve a mystery in the exhibition ‘Spirit and Identity: Melanesian Works from the Hofstra University Museum Collections.’ This original exhibition showcases, for the first time, an extraordinary aspect of the HUM collections, offering a range of ethnographic artworks and objects created by members of the distinct regional communities of the South Pacific. Works feature ancestral figures, ceremonial masks, warrior shields, and ritualized practical objects crafted from natural materials.

Tiny Titans: Dinosaur Eggs and Babies - Yale Peabody Museum
Through August 30, 2014 - New Haven

This family-friendly exhibition features amazing collections of dinosaur eggs, nests, embryos and young with video presentations summarizing the latest findings of dinosaur experts. It will be on view from February 8 through August 30, 2014.

Autism Support Group - Hebrew Educational Society
Through August 31, 2014 - Canarsie

Affected by or confronting autism? You are not alone. Share your experiences and support each other. While the support group is in session, parents/caregivers can bring their children and their siblings.

Arty Facts - Brooklyn Museum
Through August 31, 2014 - Prospect Heights

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

Sensory Room Family Hours - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through August 31, 2014 - Crown Heights

The Museum's inclusive sensory space engages children of all abilities. This room provides a welcoming environment for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and Sensory Integration disorder.

Highlights from the Collection: Noguchi Archaic/Noguchi Modern - Noguchi Museum
Through August 31, 2014 - Long Island City

The only thing Noguchi loved more than the promise of the future was the sense of belonging to the Earth he derived from working with million and billion year old pieces of rock. Noguchi Archaic/ Noguchi Modern explores a stylistic wormhole that seems to link the ancient past and the distant future in his work.

Behind the Screen - Museum of the Moving Image
Through August 31, 2014 - Astoria

The core exhibition of the Museum, a one-of-a-kind experience that immerses visitors in the creative and technical process of producing, promoting, and presenting films, television shows, and digital entertainment. Occupying 15,000 square feet of the Museum's second and third floors, the exhibition reveals the skills, material resources, and artistic decisions that go into making moving images. Behind the Screen also introduces visitors to the history of the moving image, from nineteenth-century optical toys to the present-day impact of digital tools on film editing and post-production. Children under the age of fourteen must be accompanied by an adult of eighteen years or older. Artifacts: The exhibition incorporates approximately 1,400 artifacts from the Museum's collection of the material culture of the moving image. These include historic film and television cameras, projectors, television sets, sound recording equipment, costumes, set design sketches and models, make-up, fan magazines, posters, and an outstanding collection of licensed merchandise?dolls, toys, board games, lunch boxes, and more. The Museum has also been a pioneer in collecting video arcade and console games, which are on exhibit and available for play by visitors. Recently acquired objects on view include makeup used on the stars of Sex in the City, a mechanical prop designed by Mike Marino for a climactic scene in Black Swan, and molds and prototypes produced during the creation of a King Kong action figure. Computer-based interactive experiences: Visitors may record their own movements as a sequence of still photographs that can be printed out and made into a flipbook; create their own stop-motion animations, which they can save and email; record their voices over dialogue from a film, following the same procedure that actors use when dubbing their lines in post-production; choose sound effects to add to the images of well-known movies and television shows; add music to scenes from movies, and to experience how music affects mood and tone. Audio-visual material: Behind the Screen includes nearly four hours of audio-visual material that ranges from film clips related to the artifacts on display; projections of the earliest kinetoscope films, The Great Train Robbery, and selections from The Jazz Singer and Nanook of the North, all of which bring key moments in film history vividly to life; special videos, including The First Movies about Etienne Jules Marey and Chuck Workman's Precious Images; and a simulation of a live TV control room, taking visitors inside the room where director Bill Webb called the shots for the broadcast of a game between the New York Mets and San Diego Padres. Commissioned artworks: Artworks created especially for incorporation into Behind the Screen are Tut's Fever by Red Grooms and Lysiane Luong, a real movie theater equipped for video that seats thirty-five; TV Lounge by Jim Isermann, an environment resembling a 1960s living room; and Feral Fount by Gregory Barsamian, a stroboscopic zoetrope using 97 sculptures rotating on an armature to create a short animation.

Art Inspires Art: How Does a Bird Imagine? What Does a Tree Know? - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through August 31, 2014 - Crown Heights

Experience poetry, interactive sculptures and festive banners at the Everett Children’s Library at Brooklyn Children’s Museum. Featuring two interactive sculptures, “A Tree Lives” and “The Bird of Imagining,” Art Inspires Art helps children explore poetry and art, while learning how one art form can inspire another. Art Inspires Art features works developed by artists from The Touchstone Center for Children. Celebrating 45 years in art education, The Touchstone Center was founded by poet and educator, Richard Lewis, and has resulted in numerous publications. These publications have gone on to inspire visual and theatrical arts education experiences in New York City schools. The Brooklyn Children’s Museum is open Tuesday – Sunday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.brooklynkids.org.

MoMA Art Lab: Movement - The Museum of Modern Art
Through August 31, 2014 - New York

At the MoMA Art Lab you families can explore movement in art through a range of activities that are fun and exciting for kids of all ages. visit the website for more information.

Italian Futurism, 1909-1944: Reconstructing the Universe - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through September 01, 2014 - New York

The first comprehensive overview of Italian Futurism to be presented in the United States, this multidisciplinary exhibition examines the historical sweep of the movement from its inception with F. T. Marinetti's Futurist manifesto in 1909 through its demise at the end of World War II.

New and Improved Healthyville - Stepping Stones Museum
Through September 01, 2014 - Norwalk

Enjoy updated versions of old favorites such as riding a bike next to a skeleton, shopping for foods in the market and brushing a giant mouth, while new activities allow children to explore even more about fitness and nutrition. Study circulation and digestion, learn about go/slow/whoa foods, play food detective, get an up-close look at a giant nose, row a boat in tandem with a skeleton and create a warm up and cool down routine. Children and adults will have hands-on opportunities to explore topics in ways that help them understand their bodies, understand the importance of making healthy choices and apply concepts in everyday situations. February 1, 2014-September 1, 2014.

Jasper Johns: Regrets - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through September 01, 2014 - New York

Jasper Johns emerged as a leading voice in American art in the late-1950s with paintings of iconic motifs such as flags, targets, and numbers. He has since developed a body of work of extraordinary narrative complexity and technical virtuosity. This exhibition premieres his most recent series of paintings, drawings, and prints, created over the last year and a half.

Robert Heinecken: Object Matter - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through September 07, 2014 - New York

This survey exhibition covers five decades of the artist's remarkable, unique practice, from the early 1960s through the late 1990s. Although Heinecken was prolific, this exhibition is a focused presentation of his major works, emphasizing early experiments that investigated technique and materiality and sought to destabilize the very definition of photography. Heinecken's innovative and diverse experimentation resonates deeply with current artistic practice, and his prescient exploration of the definition of photography, the possibilities of appropriation, and the limitations of artistic categories is as relevant today as it was 50 years ago.

Palaces for the People: Guastavino and America's Great Public Spaces - Museum of the City of New York
Through September 07, 2014 - New York

Throughout the five boroughs are more than 200 long-overlooked marvels of engineering and architectural beauty - the interlocking tile vaults built by Spanish immigrants Rafael Guastavino, Sr. (1842-1908), and his son, Rafael Jr. (1872-1950). The system of structural tile vaults developed by the Guastavinos - lightweight, fireproof, low-maintenance, and capable of supporting significant loads - was used by leading architects of the day, including McKim, Mead & White and Carrere and Hastings. Ellis Island's Immigration Hall, Carnegie Hall, the Bronx Zoo's Elephant House, and Grand Central Terminal all contain Guastavino vaults. Palaces for the People: Guastavino and America's Great Public Spaces is the first major exhibition to explore the innovations the Guastavino Fireproof Construction Company (1889-1962) brought to the science and art of building. It was originally organized by MIT's John Ochensdorf, who is a MacArthur Fellow; it is being expanded here to include some 20 key Guastavino spaces in the five boroughs.

Re: Collection - Museum of Arts & Design
Through September 07, 2014 - New York

MAD celebrates the fifth anniversary of its move to 2 Columbus Circle with this special exhibition that will survey Chief Curator David McFadden's 16 years at MAD through objects acquired during his tenure. During McFadden's years at MAD, the permanent collection has grown from 800 objects to more than 3,000; in the past 5 years alone, since MAD's move to 2 Columbus Circle, approximately 730 objects that exemplify the imaginative transformation of materials have been added to the collection.

The Flowering of Edo Period Painting: Japanese Masterworks from the Feinberg Collection - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through September 07, 2014 - New York

Displaying exemplary works from painting schools that arose in Japan in the 17th and 18th centuries, this exhibition allows viewers to discover how Japanese painting evolved from the traditional modes of Chinese and Japanese (Yamato-e) styles that had prevailed through medieval times. More than 90 paintings - including 12 sets of folding screens and a number of hanging scrolls - will be exhibited in two rotations, each consisting of approximately 45 paintings. Rather than focus on the orthodox output of the Tosa and Kano ateliers, which dominated artistic production in the late medieval period, The Flowering of Edo Period Painting will highlight the new, exuberant styles of the Rinpa, Nanga, Maruyama-Shijo, and Ukiyo-e schools, as well as independent painters of the Edo period.

Bodies in Balance - Rubin Museum of Art
Through September 08, 2014 - New York

Bodies in Balance presents the complex, integrated medical, spiritual, and artistic system of Tibetan medicine, providing a new perspective on the relationship between mind, body, and sustained wellbeing. The first major exhibition to examine Tibetan medicine through its diverse visual history, the exhibition illuminates how this healing system has been passed down over a millennium and remains relevant to our 21st-century lives.

Mastodons: Ice Age to Discovery - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Wildlife Education Center
Through September 28, 2014 - Cornwall

This little gem of a nature center in nearby Orange County hosts a special exhibit this year on mastodons, a cool subject for many kids. And at 2:30pm, young visitors can join a Museum Educator to�"Meet the (live) Animal" of the week. Exhibit runs each weekend through December.

Book launch: Patchwork Helps a Friend - Powerhouse Arena
Through September 28, 2014 - Dumbo/Brooklyn Heights

Author Gail Greiner and illustrator Jacqueline Schmidt will be here to launch their picture book Patchwork Helps a Friend. Patchwork, a colorfully quilted stuffed bear, sets forth on a quirky journey and enlists the help of his wildly eclectic bunch of buddies including a great blue whale, a mama-loving llama, and a gracious narwhal to help him repair his best pal, a raggedy bear named Fred.

Chicago in L.A.: Judy Chicago's Early Work, 1963-74 - Brooklyn Museum
Through September 28, 2014 - Brooklyn

Before making her widely known and iconic feminist work of the 1970s, 1980s, and beyond, Judy Chicago explored painting, sculpture, and environmental performance, often using innovative industrial techniques and materials, including auto body painting and pyrotechnics. This survey includes approximately 60 paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, and videos, including documentation of performances, spanning 1963 to 1974. On view are important early sculptures, including Rainbow Picket (1964), which blend minimalist forms and bold color choices, and a range of vibrant paintings and sculptures made with sprayed acrylic lacquer, a material typically used for decorating cars.

Sculpture Art Caper and Exploration Activity - Hofstra University Museum, Emily Lowe Gallery
Through September 30, 2014 - Hempstead

Adults and children can explore the outdoor sculpture collection on Hofstra’s beautiful campus with activity-filled animal, shapes or people-themed HUM Sculpture Exploration Backpacks or by solving an Art Caper mystery in which they unravel the clues found in the sculpture collection. Activity materials may be picked up at the Emily Lowe Gallery during museum hours (see website for current hours).

Bethpage Federal Credit Union Global Explorer - Hofstra University Museum, Emily Lowe Gallery
Through September 30, 2014 - Hempstead

Children ages 6 and up and their families can explore and discover the beauty of the world’s cultures using activity-filled backpacks that enhance experiences with authentic objects from the Hofstra University Museum’s collections. While exploring specific works displayed in the David Filderman Gallery, children create their own keepsake artworks inspired by the art and cultures they discover. Families may pick up the backpacks at the Emily Lowe Gallery during museum hours (see website for current hours).

Forest Park Carousel Celebrate Spring Break! - Forest Park Carousel
Through September 30, 2014 - Forest Park

If you're looking for some family-friendly fun for the kids this Spring Break then the Forest Park Carousel is the place to be! This historic, antique carousel, this regarded as the No. 2Most Magical Carousel in America!

The Fed at 100 - Museum of American Finance
Through October 01, 2014 - New York

"The Fed at 100" illuminates the complex workings of the nation's central bank on its centennial anniversary and explores the pivotal role the Federal Reserve has played throughout the history of American finance. The Museum's largest exhibition to date, "The Fed at 100" encompasses three galleries and a theater.

Designing Modern Women, 1890s-1990s - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through October 05, 2014 - New York

Modern design of the 20th century was profoundly shaped and enhanced by the creativity of women -- as muses of modernity and shapers of new ways of living, and as designers, patrons, performers, and educators. This installation, drawn entirely from MoMA's collection, celebrates the diversity and vitality of individual artists' engagement in the modern world, from Loie Fuller's pulsating turn-of-the-century performances to Paula Scher's deconstructivist graphics of the 1990s. Highlights include the first display of a newly conserved kitchen by Charlotte Perriand and Le Corbusier (1952) from the Unite d'Habitation housing project; furniture and designs by Lilly Reich, Eileen Gray, Eva Zeisel, Ray Eames, Lella Vignelli, and Denise Scott Brown; textiles by Anni Albers and Eszter Haraszty; ceramics by Lucy Rie; a display of 1960s psychedelic concert posters by graphic designer Bonnie Maclean; and a never-before-seen selection of posters and graphic material from the punk era, featuring women designers, photographers, or performers. The gallery's "graphics corner" first explores the changing role and visual imagery of The New Woman through a selection of posters created between 1890 and 1938; in April 2014 the focus will shift to Women at War, an examination of the iconography and varied roles of women in times of conflict, commemorating the centennial of the outbreak of World War I.

The Nelson A. Rockefeller Vision: In Pursuit of the Best in the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through October 05, 2014 - New York

The Met's Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas (AAOA) celebrates the genesis of its permanent collection with this exhibition. It is organized to mark the 60th anniversary of the establishment of The Museum of Primitive Art, the direct precursor to AAOA. The Museum of Primitive Art was a pioneering cultural institution that featured Nelson Rockefeller's non-Western art collection. The announcement by Rockefeller of an agreement to transfer his collection to the Metropolitan was made in 1969 and in January 1982 the Michael C. Rockefeller Wing opened to the public. The exhibition highlights some 50 masterpieces and many unpublished documents selected from the more than 3,000 Rockefeller gifts encompassing three areas - Africa, Oceania, and the Americas; it will reveal Mr. Rockefeller's vision for The Museum of Primitive Art, the first institution dedicated entirely to the artistic excellence of the arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas.

A World of Its Own: Photographic Practices in the Studio - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through October 05, 2014 - New York

Bringing together photographs, films, videos, and works in other mediums, A World of Its Own: Photographic Practices in the Studio examines the ways in which photographers and artists using photography have worked and experimented within the four walls of the studio space, from photography's inception to today. Featuring both new acquisitions and works from the Museum's collection that have not been on view in recent years, A World of Its Own includes approximately 200 works, by artists such as Berenice Abbott, Uta Barth, Zeke Berman, Karl Blossfeldt, Constantin Brancusi, Geta Brătescu, Harry Callahan, Robert Frank, Jan Groover, Barbara Kasten, Man Ray, Bruce Nauman, Paul Outerbridge, Irving Penn, Adrian Piper, Edward Steichen, William Wegman, and Edward Weston.

Natural Histories - American Museum of Natural History
Through October 12, 2014 - New York

Inspired by the book Natural Histories: Extraordinary Rare Book Selections from the American Museum of Natural History Library, published in October 2012, this exhibition will include reproductions from more than 20 rare and beautifully illustrated scientific works. The works featured in Natural Histories span from the 16th century to the early 20th century and cover scientific disciplines from anthropology to astronomy to zoology. Reproductions of rare scientific illustrations that will be displayed in the gallery include a rhinoceros taken directly from Albrecht Durer's 1515 woodcut, lithographs of the mysterious aye-aye lemur from Sir Richard Owen's Monograph on the Aye-aye, and Robert Hooke's engraved images of what were once startling microscopic views of familiar items and animals in Micrographia.

'The Movement'- Dance Classes for the Soul - Alex Ray Studios
Through October 25, 2014 - Hempstead

Alex Ray Studios Inc. presents the "The Movement"! Fallon Alexandria Fleming is going to introduce children in the community to the connection between the soul and contemporary movement. The program is inspired by the likes of Alvin Ailey, Martha Graham, and Lester Horton which delivers soul resurrecting choreography to each participant. The program will incorporate ballet and modern techniques while arranged to pieces like "Fix Me, Jesus" and the "Processional" from Alvin Ailey's world renown production Revelations.

Artillery Drills, Soldier's Camp, and More - Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
Through October 31, 2014 - Stony Point

Kids and their parents (and grandparents) can get a living history lesson and learn about the role Stony Point played in the American Revolution. Check out an 18th century Soldier's Camp with a resident blacksmith Saturdays 10am-4pm and Sundays 12-4pm. Hold your ears for an artillery drill featuring the battlefield's 6-pounder cannon Saturdays and Sundays at 3pm. And visit online for a schedule of special summer events including evening tours by lantern light, holiday celebrations, and Lighthouse Day. Battlefield tours are held Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm. All events are weather and staffing permitting. Call before your visit to confirm.

Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed - Bronx Zoo
Through November 02, 2014 - Bronx

Dinos are back at the Zoo, bigger and badder! The attraction includes a ride through the Cretaceous and Jurassic periods with more than two-dozen animatronic dinosaurs up to 40 feet long which move, snarl, roar, and spit. Board a paleontologist's wagon for a trip back in time. Dig for fossils at a field site and explore artifacts. Take a tour through the pre-historic world at Erth's Dinosaur Zoo. Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed includes a ride through a two-acre area of the zoo, and highlights the physical or behavioral adaptations many share with species that are alive today. This limited engagement runs through November 2, and will be included in the Total Experience Ticket. Special events will take place all spring and summer. Tickets can be purchased in advance at bronxzoo.com.

Gilded New York - Museum of the City of New York
Through November 11, 2014 - Upper West Side

Inaugurating the Museum's Tiffany & Co. Foundation Gallery, Gilded New York explores the city's visual culture at the end of the 19th century, when its elite class flaunted their money as never before. In New York, this era was marked by the sudden rise of industrial and corporate wealth, amassed by such titans as Cornelius Vanderbilt and Jay Gould, who expressed their high status through extravagant fashions, architecture, and interior design. The exhibition presents a lavish display of some 100 works, including costumes, jewelry, portraits, and decorative objects, all created between the mid-1870s and the early 20th century. The dazzling works in the exhibition will illuminate an era when members of the new American aristocracy often displayed their wealth in storied balls in Fifth Avenue mansions and hotels. It was a time when New York became the nation's corporate headquarters and a popular Ladies' Mile of luxury retail establishments and cultural institutions helped launch the city to global prominence.

Gilded New York - Museum of the City of New York
Through November 13, 2014 - New York

Inaugurating the Museum's Tiffany & Co. Foundation Gallery, Gilded New York explores the city's visual culture at the end of the 19th century, when its elite class flaunted their money as never before. In New York, this era was marked by the sudden rise of industrial and corporate wealth, amassed by such titans as Cornelius Vanderbilt and Jay Gould, who expressed their high status through extravagant fashions, architecture, and interior design. The exhibition presents a lavish display of some 100 works, including costumes, jewelry, portraits, and decorative objects, all created between the mid-1870s and the early 20th century. The dazzling works in the exhibition will illuminate an era when members of the new American aristocracy often displayed their wealth in storied balls in Fifth Avenue mansions and hotels. It was a time when New York became the nation's corporate headquarters and a popular Ladies' Mile of luxury retail establishments and cultural institutions helped launch the city to global prominence.

From the Western Front and Beyond: The Writings of World War One - The New York Society Library
Through November 15, 2014 - New York

To mark the 100th anniversary of World War One, the New York Society Library, NYC's oldest library, presents an exhibition of select literary works and materials from its rare book and extensive open stack collections about the Great War. The exhibition commemorates the war's unprecedented and extraordinary literary output - including memoirs, fiction, poetry, and propaganda - published during the four years of bloodshed that left millions of people dead and millions more wounded. The exhibition focuses on the Library's little-known but wide-ranging collection of books written between 1914 and 1918, most of which were acquired during the war and are still in circulation today.

Grasshopper Grove - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center
Through November 16, 2014 - Cornwall

Grasshopper Grove is a natural play area for young children that encourages them to explore the outdoor world, get their hands dirty, and have fun. Children can hop from stump to stump, dance, sing and perform in the Adirondack lean-to, lie down on top of a hill and watch the clouds make pictures in the sky, read a story with Mom or Dad in the rustic gazebo, water and weed a garden, and construct roads in the sand and dirt pile. These simple activities strengthen eye-hand coordination and muscle development while fostering creativity, critical thinking, appropriate risk-taking, problem solving, and cooperation, which are all critical to healthy childhood development. Grasshopper Grove follows a design developed in collaboration with Museum staff, board, parents and preschool students by one of the world's leaders in the field, Adam Bienenstock of Bienenstock Natural Playgrounds. Beginning with a half-acre of field surrounded by a rough stone wall and mature shag bark hickory trees, the area was graded to incorporate a low hill surrounded by a path, a dry stream bed and a higher hill offering a view of nearby fields and ponds. Taking inspiration from the 'wild' areas of the Outdoor Discovery Center, where the Museum's Young Naturalist Preschoolers love to play, elements were added to the area that include a fallen oak tree for climbing, large boulders, a wooden gazebo and Adirondack lean-to and an area of 'loose parts' for building. A series of cedar troughs catch water flowing from an old fashioned hand pump into the dry stream bed.

Millennium Carousel - Bergen County Zoo
Through November 30, 2014 - Paramus

Take a spin on the park's carousel, where you can ride the likenesses of many of the animals you see in the zoo.

Early American Guitars: The Instruments of C. F. Martin - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through December 07, 2014 - New York

Christian Frederick Martin, founder of the great American guitar firm C. F. Martin & Co., was the son of a cabinetmaker in Markneukirchen, Saxony. Martin learned to build instruments from the famed Johann Georg Stauffer in Vienna. Due to the restrictive guilds in Markneukirchen, Martin moved to the United States in 1833, settling first in New York City and later moving to Nazareth, Pennsylvania. In the United States, Martin encountered the Spanish-style guitar and incorporated elements from that tradition into his own Viennese style of instrument construction. The result was a new form of the guitar, a style that would become important as a basis for other American makers of the instrument. This exhibition includes approximately thirty-five instruments from the Martin Museum in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and several private collections.

The Eve of Porn: Linda Lovelace - Museum of Sex
Through December 09, 2014 - New York

In 1972, Deep Throat, the tale of a woman whose clitoris was located in the back of her throat, became a trailblazer of the pornographic genre. Performing acts of graphic sex on camera, including the signature act of "deep throating," Linda Lovelace, born Linda Boreman, became a household name. Considered "Porn Chic," screenings of Deep Throat were attended by celebrities from Jackie O to Jack Nicholson. Linda became both the girl everyone wanted to attend their party and the girl that everyone wanted to have sex with, a star studded list including Hugh Hefner, Ted Kennedy and Paul Newman.

Jump and Glow Night - Bounce! Trampoline Sports
Through December 26, 2014 - Valley Cottage

Each Friday, Bounce! hosts Jump 'n Glow nights, where nearly everything in the giant trampoline playground glows in the dark thanks to lasers and black lighting. Guests can have fun and get fit on giant courts of interconnected trampolines, play slam dunk basketball on trampoline courts, play dodgeball, and jump into dual foam pits. Rock music, glow in the dark dodge balls, and glow in the dark hula hoops add to the atmosphere of fun.

Friday Night Black Lights - Monster Mini Golf
Through December 26, 2014 - Nanuet

Kids can stop by Monster Mini Golf on Friday nights for a special evening of golf, arcade games, and pizza for one low price. This unique venue features a monster-themed, glow-in-the dark miniature golf course as well as locally-themed artwork, animated creatures, and an interactive DJ who entertains the golfers throughout their stay.

Anita & Gina Marie's BRUNCH Spectacular! presented by The Haus of Mimosa & KTCHN Restaurant - KTCHN
Through December 28, 2014 - New York

$25.00 Bottomless Mimosa Brunch!! The highly acclaimed KTCHN Restaurant (located at THEOUT NYC) partners with The Haus of Mimosa to bring you The Haus of Mimosa's Brunch Spectacular with Aunt Anita & Aunt Gina Marie at your favorite Sunday Brunch spot. Sunday Brunch, two shows 12:00 & 2:00 KTCHN 508 W. 42nd street NY,NY 10036 212-868-2999 www.KTCHNNYC.com **Reservations highly recommended** Join the fabulous, over the top, one-time JCPenny Model Anita M. Buffem (Travis Barr) & her 3rd best friend, the over-worked mother of two Gina Marie Rittale (Steven Incammicia) as these two “gals” from Astoria Queens coffee-talk their way through gut-busting and live sung musical numbers. Being compared to everything from "Absolutely Fabulous" and "Mama's Family" to "The Muppets" and SNL's "Coffee Talk" this character comedy duo is not to be missed. A large catalogue of music that highlights live vocals, pee your pants comedy along with a Bloody Mary Bar with everything you need for the perfect brunch beverage and Chef Dale Schnell's amazing menu will have you skipping church every Sunday! For more information about The Haus of Mimosa visit www.TheHausofMimosa.com and be sure to subscribe to their new video series "The Real Hauswives of Queens" at www.youTube.com/SundayMorningMimosa

Meet the Animals - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Wildlife Education Center
Through December 28, 2014 - Cornwall

Join a museum educator to meet the live "animal of the week" each Saturday and Sunday. Families can learn characteristics of the animal and how it came to live at the nature center. Afterward, check out the nature center's current Mastodon and Brook Trout exhibits. Nature Center hours are Friday through Sunday, 12-4pm.

Story Garden - Mimi for Me Yoga Studio
Through December 29, 2014 - Jackson Heights

Story Garden is a musical storytime for toddlers 0-4, led by Miss Alexia and her magic ukulele. Every Monday. Sign-up required.

Indoor Play - Powerplay
Through December 31, 2014 - Gowanus

Powerplay's play area is an environment that encourages physical and imaginative play. It's indoor play space is a warm embrace for the cold and frosty days. It provides amenities of a local playground in a fun and inviting atmosphere. Parents and caregivers must supervise their child.

Meerkats - Maritime Aquarium
Through December 31, 2014 - 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. February 1-December 31, 2014.

World Brooklyn - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through December 31, 2014 - Crown Heights

Kids can visit examples of stores they might find in some of Brooklyn's ethnic pockets: a Chinese stationary store, a Mexican bakery, a West African import store, to name a few, which are modeled after real Brooklyn businesses. There's also an international grocery store and a replica of the famous L&B Spumoni pizzeria from Bensonhurst.

Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt - Brooklyn Museum
Through December 31, 2014 - Brooklyn

An exhibition exploring the roles of cats, lions, and other feline creatures in Egyptian mythology, kingship, and everyday life. From domesticated cats to mythic symbols of divinities, felines played an important role in ancient Egypt imagery for thousands of years. Now, nearly thirty diverse representations of felines from the world-famous Egyptian holdings of the Brooklyn Museum will be on view.

Up 4 Art - Staten Island Children's Museum
Through December 31, 2014 - Staten Island

Kids create a different art project each week.

Kidz Cook - Staten Island Children's Museum
Through December 31, 2014 - Staten Island

Kids make and eat a different dish from around the world each week.

Forest Hills Greenmarket - Forest Hills (outside Post Office)
Through December 31, 2014 - Forest Hills

Features fresh, locally-grown vegetables, orchard fruit, nuts, coffee, berries, potted plants, flowers, honey, fresh seafood, breads, pastries, and more. This market is now open Sundays year-around.

Jackson Heights Greenmarket - Travers Park
Through December 31, 2014 - Jackson Heights

Located in one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the city, the recently expanded Jackson Heights Greenmarket is the largest and busiest Greenmarket in Queens. Wrapping around the edge of Travers Park, this bustling Sunday market draws a large crowd of families, long-time residents and young couples who come out to shop, enjoy the lively scene, and meet and greet their neighbors. The Friends of Travers Park designated 78th a "playstreet" where they host family-friendly events each Sunday adjacent to the market. Reflecting the culinary diversity of the neighborhood, the Jackson Heights market offers a broad selection of vegetables, fruit, eggs, fish, honey, chicken and specialty Mexican produce.

Open Play and Private Play - Extreme Kids and Crew/AMP Space
Through December 31, 2014 - Red Hook

Extreme Kids and Crew offer a safe sensory playspace where parents/caregivers and children with special needs (particularly those with sensory and Autism-related conditions can gather to play, teach, learn, sing, sprawl, and be comfortable Children can experiment with different swings, snuggle up on beanbags and foofs, climb the cargo net, make art at the art table, meet new friends, and hideaway in a tent.

Animal Feeding at Earthplace - Earthplace
Through January 01, 2015 - Westport

Ever wonder what you feed a turkey vulture? Curious about how a box turtle chews with no teeth? Join Earthplace staff in the Animal Hall and Connecticut Birds of Prey exhibit for scheduled feeding times. Earthplace staff will be able to answer all your questions while giving each of the animals their daily meal. On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays watch the animals in Animal Hall get fed. On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays it's time to feed the Birds of Prey. The activity takes place year-round.

Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 04, 2015 - Upper West Side

Discover a world where pterosaurs soared overhead in this exciting new exhibition. A diverse group with more than 150 known species ranging from the size of a sparrow to that of a fighter jet, pterosaurs appeared 220 million years ago and survived for more than 150 million years before becoming extinct. What sets them apart from their dinosaur contemporaries is their adaptation for flying, a unique trait visitors will explore through multiple interactive exhibits. Visitors can also investigate pterosaur models, casts, and fossils and find out how these extraordinary ancient vertebrates moved on land and in the air, how they hunted, and what scientists are discovering about them today. Visitors will also glimpse the pterosaurs' ancient world in a dramatic diorama re-creating an inland sea in Brazil where pterosaurs, fishes, crocodiles, and other species co-existed millions of years ago.

Picturing Science: Museum Scientists and Imaging Technologies - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 05, 2015 - New York

More than 20 sets of large-format images showcase the wide range of research being conducted at the Museum as well as how various optical tools are used in scientific studies.

Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 05, 2015 - New York

Discover a world where pterosaurs soared overhead in this exciting new exhibition. A diverse group with more than 150 known species ranging from the size of a sparrow to that of a fighter jet, pterosaurs appeared 220 million years ago and survived for more than 150 million years before becoming extinct. What sets them apart from their dinosaur contemporaries is their adaptation for flying, a unique trait visitors will explore through multiple interactive exhibits. Visitors can also investigate pterosaur models, casts, and fossils and find out how these extraordinary ancient vertebrates moved on land and in the air, how they hunted, and what scientists are discovering about them today. Visitors will also glimpse the pterosaurs' ancient world in a dramatic diorama re-creating an inland sea in Brazil where pterosaurs, fishes, crocodiles, and other species co-existed millions of years ago.

On This Island, Episode #8 - “Siren Song” - Ars Nova
Through February 25, 2015 - New York

Slant Theatre Project has announced their the next live episode of ON THIS ISLAND, their ongoing live theatrical podcast series. ON THIS ISLAND, Episode #8 “Siren Song” will be hosted by company co-founder Adam Knight. Performers will include opera sensation Anita Rachvelishvili (The Metropolitan Opera’s Carmen and Prince Igor), author Jen McGuire, folk singer Jay Brannan (Around The World In 80 Jays),filmmaker Jeff Seal, actor-writer Jiehae Park(2013 Princess Grace Award), resident musician Phil Pickens, and more to be announced. Joseph Ward will direct the evening. Each year, 250,000 people move to NYC. Who stays? Who leaves? And with more people moving in than out, is the number of years you choose to inhabit this island a blessing or a curse? Through live music, song, personal stories and short fiction, ON THIS ISLAND, Ep. 8 “Siren Song” invites the audience to explore their long-term relationship with this port of call. Is its siren song to be trusted? ON THIS ISLAND is an ongoing, live theatrical event - a night of storytelling for NYC to replenish the charms and mysteries that brought us to this island on the edge of America. Each episode is performed live, then uploaded as a podcast (available on iTunes).ON THIS ISLAND draws from a uniquely New York cross-section of theater artists, musicians, and personalities to fill in the lives of the faces we flash by on the street. Mixing short fiction, personal stories, short plays, and song, each live episode weaves around a chosen theme. Created in early 2012, ON THIS ISLAND has moved from the People's Improv Theater to a standing slot at Ars Nova and a popular presence on iTunes. Some previous contributors include singer/songwriter Ingrid Michaelson, actors Lucas Kavner and Kelly McCreary, the founders of the Bronx Brewery, Broadway's Chad Goodridge and Mackenzie Meehan, playwrights Rachel Bonds, Greg Keller and Matt Moses, and indie darlings The Hollows. Slant producers are Wes Grantom, Adam Knight, Mat Smart and Matt Dellapina. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased by visiting www.arsnovanyc.com or by calling 212-352-3101. Ars Nova is located at 511 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 (between 10th and 11th Avenues). Now in our 10th season, Slant Theatre Project is a group of artists that thrive on the danger of building the plane in flight. We do visceral work. We tailor each process to the artists and performance space, and are committed to creating a playground for emerging theatre artists. Since 2004, we have produced new works by Bekah Brunstetter, Rachel Axler, Marcus Gardley, Michele Lowe, Mat Smart, Adam Rapp, Lisa Kron, Theresa Rebeck, Dan O'Brien, Evan Cabnet and many more.

A Collection of Ideas - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through February 28, 2015 - New York

Museums are defined by their collections, each with a unique point of view that is carefully shaped by curators, who remain mindful of historical precedents as they look ahead to future developments. At the time of The Museum of Modern Art's founding, in 1929, the terms "modern" and "contemporary" coincided effortlessly. Since then, MoMA curators have sought to distill a timeless ideal of visual presence and meaning from different circumstances, all the while revising and reconsidering the initial paradigms of modern art. In the Department of Architecture and Design, the result of this collective, at times subjective, effort is not just a catalog of objects, but is rather a collection of ideas supported by objects. Several of the ideas and themes developed in the past are still actively discussed, but contemporary curators also regularly identify new concepts worth exploring and representing in the collection. This installation focuses on works designed during the last few decades that have been acquired by the Museum not only because they met aesthetic and functional standards that are worthy of our collection, but also because they introduce new categories of investigation and new design forms. The galleries feature clusters of acquisitions that tackle, for instance, the relationship between design and violence; new expressions of organic design in response to environmental and societal disruptions; and the increasing importance of interaction design, as seen in 13 video games new to the collection.

Enlightenment and Beauty: Sculptures by Houdon and Clodion - Frick Collection
Through April 05, 2015 - New York

Jean-Antoine Houdon (1741-1828) and Claude Michel, called Clodion (1738-1814), were two of the foremost sculptors in France during the late eighteenth century, and the Frick houses an important group of their works. In 1915 founder Henry Clay Frick acquired Clodion's terracotta Zephyrus and Flora and, the following year, Houdon's marble bust of the Comtesse du Cayla. Other works that were subsequently added to the collection will be shown together for the first time, highlighting the artists' expressive ranges, as well as their defining contributions to the sculpture of Enlightenment-era France.

Saving Place: Fifty Years of New York City Landmarks - Museum of the City of New York
Through April 07, 2015 - New York

Many believe New York's pioneering Landmarks Law, enacted in April 1965, was the key factor in the rebirth of New York in the final quarter of the 20th century. It fostered pride in neighborhoods and resulted in neighborhood preservation in every borough, connecting and motivating residents and bringing new economic life to older communities. It ensured that huge swaths of the city remain a rich complex of new and old. It also ensured the creative re-use of countless buildings. At the same time, a new body of important architecture has emerged as architects, clients, and the Landmarks Preservation Commission devised innovative solutions for the renovation of landmark buildings and for new buildings in historic districts. The law spawned creativity in architects' responses to building preservation that has enhanced the cityscape in all five boroughs.

Revolution! Works from the Black Arts Movement - Brooklyn Museum
Through May 03, 2015 - Brooklyn

During the late sixties and seventies, the Black Arts Movement sprung up in the U.S. as the cultural expression of Black Power politics. Its leadership, which included poets, playwrights, musicians, and fine artists, rejected the dominance of the largely white mainstream art establishments that undervalued their work as black artists and created a radical alternative artistic movement based on social and political ideologies rather than narrow aesthetic dictates. In 2012, the Brooklyn Museum acquired forty-four works of art from the Black Arts Movement. Revolution! Works from the Black Arts Movement displays seven of these works from seven different artists. The strong and vibrant images on exhibit are a testament to the stylistic scope of the Black Arts Movement.

Penguin Encounter - Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
Through December 31, 2015 - Riverhead

Imagine a close-up meeting with an African penguin ? a 45-minute interactive experience where children ages 5 and up and adults go behind the scenes and learn how animal experts care for these playful birds. You'll see the inner workings of the Penguin Pavilion exhibit,learn how staff cares for the exhibit's residents and enter the Penguin Preschool to meet the penguins. Reserve your spot at reservations@amwny.com. Year-round.

Toy Boat-Making Workshop - Maritime Aquarium
Through December 31, 2015 - Norwalk

Visit the toy boat-making area on weekends for a fun 20-minute boat-building project. Build and decorate a toy sailboat to take home as a special keepsake of your visit. Saturdays and Sundays year-round.

Creating Community: Exploring 375 Years of Our Past - Fairfield Museum and History Center
Through December 31, 2015 - Fairfield

This new, hands-on exhibit invites visitors to look inside a Native American wigwam, climb into an American Revolution fort, decipher spy code, and learn how factories fueled the area's growth. Young and old alike will enjoy learning how people worked, lived, and built a community over time by exploring original objects, individual stories, and engaging activities. October 27-December 31, 2015.

Africa: From the Desert to the Sea - Maritime Aquarium
Through December 31, 2015 - Norwalk

Explore the aquatic wonders of Africa, including amazing fish from the Nile River, the lakes of Africa's Great Rift Valley and the Red Sea. Species highlighted include exotic air-breathing lungfish that can survive for a year if their waterhole goes dry, and colorful cichlids and coral reef species that shine in shimmering rainbows. January 1 2014 - December 31, 2015.

Gateway to Himalayan Art - The Rubin Museum
Through January 06, 2016 - New York

Marking the first in a series of yearly rotations, nearly twenty works of art add new dimensions and context to Gateway to Himalayan Art. Visitors will notice a greater emphasis on Hindu works, with beautiful examples from India and Nepal ranging from 12th to 19th centuries, as well as intricately-detailed thangka paintings, manuscript pages, and textiles. In every iteration, Gateway acquaints new and long-time friends of the museum with the principal concepts of Himalayan art, including important deities and symbols, the materials and techniques used in creating works of art, and the purposes and functions of these works in their sacred and secular contexts. And don't forget to pick up your Gateway Looking Guide to help you identify important figures and symbols throughout the museum. It's yours to keep.

Circle of Dance - National Museum of the American Indian
Through October 08, 2017 - New York

A five-year exhibition that presents Native dance as a vibrant, meaningful, and diverse form of cultural expression. Featuring ten social and ceremonial dances from throughout the Americas, the exhibition illuminates the significance of each dance and highlights the unique characteristics of its movements and music.

Dark Universe - A New Hayden Planetarium Space Show - American Museum of Natural History
Through December 31, 2018 - New York City

Dark Universe will celebrate the scientific breakthroughs that have paved the way for our increased understanding of the universe, revealing that it is dominated by two mysterious phenomena: dark matter and dark energy. To bring this story to the Hayden Planetarium dome, the Space Show uses stunning visualizations based on authentic data from NASA and European Space Agency missions, ground-based telescopes, supercomputer simulations, and research conducted at institutions around the globe, including the Museum. In Dark Universe, viewers will see the night sky at the historic Mount Wilson Observatory, soar across the Milky Way Galaxy, and parachute through Jupiter’s atmosphere. Dark Universe was created by the American Museum of Natural History, the Frederick Phineas and Sandra Priest Rose Center for Earth and Space, and the Hayden Planetarium.

Born to Be Wild - Maritime Aquarium
Through June 30, 2024 - 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 30,2014.

Mathnasium Open House - Mathnasium of Scarsdale
Through August 17, 2024 - Scarsdale

WARNING! Your Child May Become Crazy About MATH! Let Mathnasium show you how they "make math make sense" during an afternoon of fun, games, hands-on learning, and information, as they introduce Mathnasium to Westchester. Mathnasium Learning Centers increase math skills, understanding of math concepts, and overall school performance, while building confidence and forging a positive attitude toward the subject. Each student follows a personalized learning program with the help of specially trained Mathnasium math tutors who provide instruction - and lots of warm encouragement.

Fridays at EVR: NYC's Newest Friday Hotspot - EVR
Through February 22, 2104 - New York

Venue Information: E&R Group (Eric Virgil & Rob Diesel) presents February 21st, 2014 The Grand Opening EVR Fridays with Francis Mercier at EVR located at 54 W 39th St, New York, NY 10018 Ladies are Free before 12:00 on The E&R Group List Gentlemen $20 reduced on The E&G Group List Doors Open at 10pm. Ends at 4am. Music Type: House, Top 40 and EDM If you have been to one of our events in the past, you already know what you are in for. If you haven't been to one yet, now is your chance. EVR (Ever), a unique gastro-lounge located in the heart of Manhattan's Empire District, is a sleek and sophisticated nightlife destination offering an exclusive interactive experience. Our neighbors include Bryant Park, the Fashion District and many of NYCs most prestigious financial and law firms The 5,000 square-foot, dual level space features two bars, an elevated DJ booth, a curated cocktail menu, created by expert in-house mixologist Orson Salicetti ,and delectable nouveau American cuisine. Combining industrial chic decor with cutting edge design elements including eclectic atmosphere lighting, vintage furniture, signature art installation and entertainment provided by world-class DJs. EVR brings the artistry back into nightlife with a high-energy milieu once thought only to exist Downtown to Midtown. This Hot Spot brings you a funky, A-List Crowd. Top DJ Francis Mercier, DJ Rich P and Destro will be spinning house and EDM. For information, please text 917-300-8976 or email us at info@theenrgroup.com Age: 21 and over with proper ID For all our other events please log onto http://www.theenrgroup.com

Boutique R&B Artist Chaz Langley - Shrine
Through February 20, 3014 - New York City

Boutique R&B artist CHAZ LANGLEY is known for his smooth vocal versatility and mesmerizing songwriting. His music has gained him a live TV appearance on Jimmy Fallon and a music spot on a national TV commercial. Chaz is currently recording his new EP which includes his hot new single "Song of Sorrow", out on iTunes now. For more info, ChazLangley.com.

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