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Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on April 22

April 22, 2014   |    

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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 22, 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 22. 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! We also are home to the most thrilling birthday parties in Queens!

The FEMCHO Anti-bullying Program - Bet U Can Dance
April 22, 2014 - East Northport

Girls enjoy 40 minutes of dance fitness, 20 minutes of girl-talk and a lifetime of confidence in this program that follows a specific format to allow girls to openly express their feelings in a safe environment while still having fun and bonding together. The program adheres to FEMCHO which is an acronym for friendship, equality, mindfulness, compassion, honor,and open-mindedness.

collected stories: hero - Carnegie Hall
April 22, 2014 - New York

This inventive program, curated by composer-in-residence David Lang, examines the use of music to prop up a heroic character or underscore an anti-hero. Vocalist, harpist, and scholar Benjamin Bagby performs scenes from his dramatic interpretation of the Anglo-Saxon epic poem Beowulf, while Newband performs Harry Partch's The Wayward, a collection of musical compositions based on the spoken and written words of hobos riding trains, hitchhiking, and searching for nourishment during the Great Depression in the Western United States.

UG! COMEDY SHOW!! 4.0 - No Fun Bar
April 22, 2014 - NYC

Todd Montesi and Pat Rigby present awesome comics in front of a cool supportive crowd in the epicenter of hip NYC the East Village. Featuring both established comic veterans you've seen on TV to the up and comers, UG guarantees a swell time all for FREE! We've also got tons of drink specials (Half priced drinks till 9pm)! So what are you waiting for? Come down and UG! it with us!!! This week's guests (Tuesday April 22nd, 2014 lineup): Jordan Take It To The Rock! Safari Ari Teman! Roger That! Hailes! Jess Please Stern! Canada's Favorite Black Atheist Joe Dixon! 1st Time UG!er Celeste Joseph Jennings! & Kool Keith Fuerstenberg! Hosted by Pat Rigby! Featuring Todd Montesi!! DJ'd By Liz "White Girl Probs" Lord!!!

Music with Dawny Dew - Harrison Public Library
April 22, 2014 - Harrison

Dawn Halasz (a.k.a. Dawny Dew) turns children's songs, stories, and rhymes into fun-filled activities for children ages 6 months-6 years. She and her puppets Sonny, Googoo, and Gaga enchant and delight children of all ages. Singing and the natural interaction with her audience create a session of fun, laughter, and learning.

Story Time Book Club @ Pottery Barn Kids - Pottery Barn Kids
April 22, 2014 - White Plains

Kids are invited to join the Story Time Club which meets every Tuesday. First-time members receive an official Book Club Passport at their first Story Time, and a special gift after five visits.

Tot Tuesdays at LEGOLAND Discovery Center - LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester
April 22, 2014 - Yonkers

The tri-state area's youngest LEGO enthusiasts can enjoy special activities during Tot Tuesdays. Tot Tuesdays will take place every Tuesday, from 10am-2pm, at Ridge Hill in Yonkers. Little LEGO lovers and their parents can experience the attraction and enjoy events tailored for them. Guests will also get to enjoy the attraction's range of interactive experiences, including its 4D cinema, two LEGO amusement rides and MINILAND, the venue's signature re-creation of landmark locations and buildings throughout Westchester County and New York City, made entirely out of LEGO bricks. Free Wi-Fi will be available for parents at the attraction. LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester is a $12 million, 32,300-square-foot indoor attraction featuring more than 3 million LEGO bricks, geared towards children ages 3-10 and their families. Its range of educational and interactive attractions will include hands-on play areas, a 4D cinema, master classes led by Master Model Builders, two LEGO amusement rides, special party rooms, and MINILAND. To purchase tickets and annual passes, or for more information, visit

Preschool Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
April 22, 2014 - Garnerville

Toddlers are invited to the library for stories, songs, puppets, and more. Tuesdays through May 13. Registration is required.

I Puritani - Metropolitan Opera
April 22, 2014 - New York

An exciting newcomer joins three acclaimed bel canto stars in Bellini's final opera, a vocal showcase that features one of opera's greatest mad scenes. Olga Peretyatko makes her highly anticipated Met debut as Elvira, the young woman driven to madness, opposite Lawrence Brownlee, Mariusz Kwiecien, and Michele Pertusi.

School's Out! Spring Camp! - CSTL Center for Science Teaching and Learning
April 22, 2014 - Rockville Centre

Join in for days of fun-filled, hands-on science and nature activities. There will be dinosaurs, live animals, science exploration, nature discoveries, arts, crafts and more! Sign up for the days that work for you. 4-12 year olds. Aftercare (4-5pm) available. Registration is required.

Family Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Village Branch
April 22, 2014 - Haverstraw

Children ages 3-5 are invited for stories, songs, and more. Tuesdays through April 29.

B.B. King Blues Club All Stars, featuring the Harlem Blues Project - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
April 22, 2014 - New York

Harlem Blues Project specializes in soulful New York blues with a twist! The band features blues masters Jerry Dugger, Junior Mack, and Barry Harrison plus a revolving cast of NYC's finest blues musicians including Bill Sims Jr., Michael Hill, Irving Louis Lattin and Solomon Hicks.

Celebrate Earth Day - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Village Branch
April 22, 2014 - Haverstraw

Recycle, reuse, reduce. Children ages 5-12 are invited to the library to celebrate Earth Day. Registration is required.

Family Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Village Branch
April 22, 2014 - Haverstraw

Children ages 3-5 with a parent or caregiver are invited to the library for stories, songs, and more.

Tales & Tunes - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
April 22, 2014 - Garnerville

Walkers up to 3 years old and their parent or caregiver are invited to the library for stories, finger plays, songs, bubbles. Registration is required.

Jonny Lang - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
Through April 22, 2014 - New York

Sixteen years ago, at the age of 16, Jonny Lang found incredible success with the release of his major label debut album Lie To Me. Fame does not seem to have impacted him from being the same country farm boy from Fargo, ND who got his start in the local clubs of Minneapolis. He survived the passage of youth to adulthood, fell in love, began a family, and in the process passed through the life lessons we all endure. He has a keen sense of what he aims to achieve creatively, what music means to him, and is focused on the impact that his songs bring to the lives of those that encounter his repertoire. For Lang, with the release of Fight For My Soul, he is entering a chapter wherein he has found his true voice.

Art for Tots In Japanese - Noguchi Museum
April 22, 2014 - Long Island City

At Placing Art: Shapes in Space, families with children ages 2 - 4, will experience the Museum together through a variety of activities which include hands-on workshops and exploring the galleries. Advance registration is required. Email to register. NOTE: This program is in Japanese.

Cirque Du Soleil: Amaluna - Citi Field, Lot C
April 22, 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.

Learn To Crochet - Rochdale Village Library
April 22, 2014 - Jamaica

Children and teens are encouraged to bring their own size K hook and favorite color yarn to classes so they can practice at home. Hooks and yarn will be available for in-class use for participants who don't have their own supplies

Toddler Holiday Workshop - Jill's Ceramics
April 22, 2014 - West Nyack

Jill will help young artists design holiday crafts for Easter or Passover. Kids can pick from candy dishes, table decorations, seder plates, kiddish cups and more. Artists can also pick from non-holiday items just to celebrate spring, including flower pots and garden markers. Pieces can be taken home that day or left for glazing. Fee includes instruction. Pre-registration is requested. Workshops will be held each Monday and Tuesday.

Earring Making with Joan Lloyd - Mt. Kisco Public Library
April 22, 2014 - Mt. Kisco

Learn to make earrings while helping a good cause. For every pair of earrings you make, make another pair to be donated to a battered women's shelter. For more information, call the Children's Room at 914-864-0130.

Tuesday Afternoon Craft - South Ozone Park Library
April 22, 2014 - South Ozone Park

Kids ages 8-14 join Ms. Beverly and can show off their creativity when they make a special craft for Earth Day.

Earth Day Festival - Flushing Town Hall
April 22, 2014 - Flushing

Families can develop their green thumb, learn about bee-keeping and the importance of clean waterways while making sculptures, jewelry and art out of recycled materials. Sponsored by NYC Councilmember James F. Gennaro.

Toddler Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Walt Whitman branch
April 22, 2014 - Fort Greene

Toddlers, 18-36 months, enjoy stories, songs, and playtime.

Legos - Brooklyn Public Library, Flatlands branch
April 22, 2014 - Marine Park

Kids unleash their creativity with Legos.

Sculpture Camp - Flushing Town Hall
April 22, 2014 - Flushing

Don't miss this first camp during Spring Break for children ages 7-15. Students will work with sculptor Chun-Sen Yang using recycled materials to create sculptures. A group project will be on display at Flushing Town Hall's annual Earth Day Festival. Lunch is not included. Pre-registration required.

Japanese & Origami 101 - Chappaqua Public Library
April 22, 2014 - Chappaqua

Kids in grades 4-6 are invited to learn the Japanese language and the art of paper folding. Pre-registration required.

Looking at Layers - Long Island Children's Museum
April 22, 2014 - Garden City

Get ready for a painting workshop as you add layers of paint and remove layers of paint by peeling and scraping. Artists like Willem de Kooning used these methods to create artwork and show the process. Explore different techniques used by artists to apply paint as you experiment with texture and depth. Use a variety of materials and tools as you show the process you used to create your work of art. Leave your artwork at LICM for the annual spring art exhibit.

Dumbo Comedy - Dish Dumbo
April 22, 2014 - Brooklyn

Standup Comedy returns to DUMBO! Featured in the NY Daily News, Dumbo Comedy brings you top comics from Comedy Central, HBO, MTV and all the best clubs in the city. The show is in the downstairs lounge of Dish Restaurant at 81 Washington Street. Great food and a full bar with specials for the show! F train to York Street or A/C train to High St/Brooklyn Bridge. No cover! Live music at 8pm. Comedy at 8:30pm. Aaron Kominos-Smith and Meghan Hanley present the best comics in NYC.

Earth Day A Celebration of Nature! - Alley Pond Environmental Center
April 22, 2014 - Douglaston

Children ages 3-7, will learn how they can become stewards for our wonderful planet in this new drop-off program. Stories, crafts, and snack will be included. Space is limited. Pre-registration required.

Play for Hope - First Church Congregational
April 22, 2014 - FAIRFIELD

Pre-school aged children are invited to come play at the church for an hour and then walk next door to the Operation Hope Food Pantry with a donation of groceries to put on the shelves. It is a wonderful way for children to give back to the community and to practice what they are learning every day about sharing. Visitors are asked to bring a non-perishable food item for donation to the Operation Hope Food Pantry. If you have any questions, contact Vanessa Rose:

Animal Care Club - Alley Pond Environmental Center
April 22, 2014 - Douglaston

Animal lovers can help care for APEC's animals. This program teaches children ages 8-12, about the interesting job of an animal caretaker. Children will have hands-on experience in feeding, brushing, cleaning and learning all about the needs of APEC?s animals. Snack and animal care trainee certificate included! Space is limited, pre-registration required.

COPE Parent Support Group - Temple Emanuel
April 22, 2014 - East Meadow

COPE, a grief and healing organization dedicated to supporting parents and families living with the loss of a child, holds monthly support groups meetings for bereaved parents one Tuesday per month. Parents and siblings new to COPE must call and speak to COPE’s Executive Director Karen Flyer prior to their first meeting.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Three - Wilton Library
April 22, 2014 - Wilton

Children and their caregivers will sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. This weekly program runs for 11 weeks. No registration, no fee.

Look, Listen and Learn - Wilton Library
April 22, 2014 - Wilton

By interacting with stories, singing songs and acting out finger plays and rhymes, children ages 3 and 4 gain pre-reading skills and learn how to participate in a group setting.

Literary Littles - Wilton Library
April 22, 2014 - Wilton

This story time provides children ages 4-5 with experiences that enrich early literacy. Children will hear stories, watch short films, sing songs, and do a craft. No registration, no fee.

Teen Advisory Board Meeting - Wilton Library
April 22, 2014 - Wilton

Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to join a monthly Teen Advisory Board (TAB) meeting. TAB is a group of teens who work with the library by helping select materials for the teen collection, planning teen events, and more. Input from the board helps to create a better library for all teens. Newcomers always welcome. Newcomers can fill out an application and bring it to the meeting or fill them out there. Registration is recommended. Call for details (203)762-3950 x224 or email Tracey Morgan, Teen Services Assistant, at Additional meetings: May 20.

5j Barrow - Earth Day in Union Square
April 22, 2014 - New York

Sprouting from a series of serendipitous meetings and mutual friendships, New York’s 5j Barrow came to fruition when Eryn Murman (lead vocals) and Jason Hite’s (lead vocals and guitar) musical collaboration joined forces with Eric Namaky (keys), Michael Hunter (violin), Ian Hunt (percussion), and Hayden Frank (bass). Now, the “Earth folk/rock” sextet is gearing up to release From the Dim, Sweet Light on June 24th, 2014.

Our Changing World�Earth Day Program - Long Island Children's Museum
April 22, 2014 - Garden City

There are now more than 41,000 plants and animals in the world listed as vulnerable or endangered and on the brink of extinction. Join in the annual Earth Day celebration and honor them and find out how to help! Make earth-friendly resolutions to conserve nature and create reminders of our changing world.

Stir, Splatter + Roll 14 - Martin Luther King Jr High School
April 22, 2014 - New York

Stir, Splatter and Roll gala is a unique, fun-filled party where guests paint alongside some of the city’s leading artists, designers and architects. tir, Splatter + Roll 2014 will be co-chaired by world-renowned designer Michael Kors, respected architect Gene Kohn, and award-winning menswear designer Jeffrey Banks. We’ll celebrate, among others, Michael Kaiser, who as President of the Kennedy Center is recognized worldwide as a preeminent leader in the performing arts world and a huge Publicolor supporter.

Anything But Silent: Classics with Live Organ Accompaniment by MoMA's Ben Model - Cinema Arts Centre
April 22, 2014 - Huntington

See the film "Lessons in Love" (1921) a silent comedy farce starring Constance Talmadge.

Melissa Errico:At the Corner of 54th & Crazy - 54 Below
April 22, 2014 - New York

The last time Melissa Errico played 54 Below, it was in the wake of Hurricane Sandy and seemed to fall right into place with the chaos of a life that involves juggling a career, a husband and three young daughters! Well, it was a hit engagement at the now-famous hot spot, and this time too, audiences will be treated to great music and tales about "the business" of an embarrassingly successful career, which has taken her from stage to screen and to television and recordings… all the while, spinning plates for all her passions. Also April 24-26.

Fairy Princess Yoga - Karma Kids Yoga
April 22, 2014 - West Village

Join the Yoga Fairy, Melissa Lawson, for a princess adventure you'll never forget! Children ages 2-5 will take a magical journey to an enchanted forest and search for the prince and princess castle. Find animals of all kinds and maybe even meet a dragon or fairy along the way! Costumes are encouraged; come as your favorite princess. Cost includes a golden wand!

Listen and Leap: Pre-school Story Time - New York Public Library, St. Agnes branch
April 22, 2014 - Upper West Side

Does your pre-schooler love to jump around your house? Well, bring them to the library where they can listen to stories, leap, hop and dance around at a story time designed for 3- and 4-year olds.

Uncover Civil War History Over Spring Break - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
April 22, 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.

LEARN TO DRAW with ART TEACHER AMY: Ages 6-9 - St. Luke's Lutheran Church
April 22, 2014 - Bayshore

Step-by-step, your child can learn to draw animals, landscapes, people and masterworks while they experiment with chalk and oil pastels, watercolors and markers.

Makers' Lab: Science & Technology Workshops: littleBits Inventions - Children's Museum of Manhattan
April 22, 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!

Earth Day New York: Union Square - Union Square
April 22, 2014 - Union Square

Celebrate Earth Day outdoors with live performances, a green-vehicle runway show and exhibition, activities for kids, and exhibits by environmental campaigns, green businesses, and local food vendors. The event is free and open to the public so come out to learn how you can green your own life and help make New York a more sustainable city.

Earth Day New York: GRAND CENTRAL - Outside of Grand Central Station
April 22, 2014 - Midtown

Enjoy two full days of environmental education and fun. Learn how you can help help make New York a more sustainable city with interactive exhibits by environmental campaigns, and green businesses.

Happy Hour - Crab Spot Restaurant
April 22, 2014 - Brookyln

Join Crab Spot on Tuesday, April 22nd for $1 on ALL Draft Beers from 2pm-6pm! Enjoy your beer for only one dollar! Pair the beer with our delicious garlic shrimp, dungeness crabs and more!

New Media and the Museum - The Graduate Center, CUNY
April 22, 2014 - New York

How are cultural institutions using innovations in design to capture and retain public attention? This discussion explores ways in which museums are using digital media to connect audiences with places and one another. Guests include Paola Antonelli, senior curator of architecture and design at the Museum of Modern Art; Sebastian Chan, director of digital and emerging media at Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum; and Sree Sreenivasan, chief digital officer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Moderated by the Graduate Center’s Lev Manovich.

BBYO - Jewish Youth Program for Teens - JCC of Mid-Westchester
April 22, 2014 - Scarsdale

Jewish teens connect with one another, volunteer in the community, celebrate their Jewish heritage, and prepare for leadership roles. Contact

Tuesday Boredom-Buster Preschool Story Time - Little Joe's Coffee & Books
April 22, 2014 - Katonah

Stop by Little Joe's every Tuesday for a book, a craft, and a visit. There's something new every week. Appropriate for ages newborn-5 years.

Quiet Events Hosts Battle of the DJs - 42west
April 22, 2014 - New York

On Tuesday, April 22nd, three of New York City's hottest DJs Alex Cecil, Steve Sidewalk and DJIzzyE will be battling it out on stage at "Quiet Events' Battle of DJs" at 42West. When guests arrive they’ll receive a pair of special wireless headphones where they can choose between three DJs with a flip of a switch. Each headset has a color LED that shows what each party goer is listening to, so they can dance along with those listening to the same DJ. Quiet Events are super social; just lower the volume or take the headphones off and talk to that girl or guy. There’s no loud music that you have to talk over. Plus, there’s no ringing in your ears when you leave. This special night is 18+.

New York State Pavilion Commemorates 1964/65 World's Fair - New York State Pavilion
April 22, 2014 - Flushing

For just three hours, the New York State Pavilion will be open to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the opening of the 1964/65 World's Fair.

Happy Earth Day Celebration! - The Field Library
April 22, 2014 - Peekskill

Get Gardening! Stop by The Field Library in Peekskill and celebrate Earth Day on April 22. Make a recycled, biodegradable pot, fill it with soil, and plant seeds in it, then bring it home to start your own garden. Great for all ages. Free of charge, all supplies included, and open to the entire community. For more details visit, call 914-737-0010, or email The Field Library is located at 4 Nelson Ave., Peekskill, NY 10566.

Bill Cotter: When The World Came To Queens - Queens Theatre
April 22, 2014 - Flushing

On April 22, 50th Anniversary of the Opening of the 1964 World's Fair, author and historian Bill Cotter will offer a thorough history of the 1939 and 1964 World's Fairs, followed by a book signing. Owner of the world's largest private collection of world's fair photographs, Bill has written about several fairs, including both the 1939 and 1964 ones held in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Using rare photographs, peppered with behind the scenes anecdotes, this is a World's fair event that should not be missed. Queens Theatre, formerly the Theaterama of the NYS Pavilion, is one of the few remaining World's Fair structures. Reservations recommended. As a 12-year old visitor to the 1964-65 New York World's Fair, Bill Cotter was captivated by the imaginative buildings and shows, the sounds and colors, and the international guests at the Fair. Always interested in photography, he spent much of his free time during the two years of the Fair in an effort to capture as many memories on film as possible. Several years later, he went to work for Disney, in large part based on his enjoyment of the Fair. He went on to a career that spanned more than 20 years at Disney, Warner Bros., and Universal. During those years he was fortunate to be able to attend other fairs as well. Along the way he continued to add to his collection of materials from the Fair, eventually amassing what is believed to be the largest collection of world's fair photos in existence. He has used portions of his collection to illustrate seven books on world's fairs for Arcadia Publishing, with the latest one released earlier this year. Some of his photographs have been used in other books, documentaries, and museum exhibits on the fairs. In addition to consulting on fair-themed movies such as "Iron Man 2" and the upcoming "Tomorrowland", Bill has also appeared in several documentaries on Disney and on world's fairs. Many of Bill's photographs can be seen online at He is, not surprisingly, at work now on another world's fair book.

Guest Sommelier - Davio's Manhattan
April 22, 2014 - New York

On Tuesday, April 22nd, join Sommelier Chris Sweet of Davio’s Manhattan (located across from Grand Central Terminal) and special guest Andrea Pace of Ceretto Wines for a special tasting event. The Ceretto Family Winery dates back to the 1930s, where two brothers carefully selected vineyards in the most historically important areas for the production of great wines – Piemont, Italy. Today, their wines are amongst the most appreciated and prestigious wines in the world. Sommelier Chris Sweet has carefully paired a few of the acclaimed Ceretto wines with Executive Chef Chad Brown’s complimenting flavors. The three-course prix fix menu with suggested wine pairings ($99 per person) for the evening features items such as the Scallop & Fluke Crudo with Crème Fraiche paired with the 2012 Arneis, and 28 Day Dry Aged New York Strip with Black Truffle Sauce paired with the 2008 Brunate Barolo. Enjoy the prix fixed menu with the wine pairings or choose from the featured wines available for the evening. This elegant event is not to be missed. Please call 212-661-4810 for more information.

EiPR Earth Day - Union Square North
April 22, 2014 - New York

After an especially long winter in New York City, signs of life are finally beginning to show, and on April 22nd, EiPR and Earth Day New York will join forces to celebrate Earth Day. Beginning at 3pm, the Union Square Stage in Union Square North (on E 17th Street, between Broadway and Park Ave S, across from Barnes & Noble) will showcase an extraordinarily talented group of earth-loving artists straight from the EiPR roster. Kicking off the celebration are two remarkable female-singer songwriters, Meredith O’Connor and Alice Brightsky. At 3 pm, Meredith will fill the air with her hook-driven melodies and commentary on youth today. Still just a teenager, Meredith is already a multi-tasking singer and philanthropist whose recent causes include promoting anti-bullying and performing benefit concerts for mothers with cancer. Next, Alice Brightsky takes the stage at 3:45 pm, fresh from the release of her most recent single “Up Up & Away,” where she sings of, “reaching for the tops of the trees, hanging with the birds and the bees.” Echo Bloom, the “folk-estral” alt-folk group, are up next at 4:30 pm, and the group count their connection to Mother Nature as a chief inspiration for recent album “Blue.” Group founder Kyle Evans describes the album’s theme as “finding your own religion. In many of the songs, people blur with flora and fauna, implying the interconnectedness of everything.” Folk-rocker Roger Street Friedman, on at 5:15 pm, takes on the importance of the freedom in nature as well in his recent single “Time To Fly,” as he croons, “an eagle beats his wings against the sky, it’s your time to fly.” The celebration will close with rising NYC Earth folk-rock band 5j Barrow. Expect the live performance to be a dynamic journey that ebbs and flows with the group’s poised stage presence and lush male/female harmonies. Artist Line-up: 3:00 pm Meredith O'Connor; 3:45 pm Alice Brightsky; 4:30 pm Echo Bloom; 5:15 pm Roger Street Friedman; 6:15 pm 5J Barrow.

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.

The Orb - Highline Ballroom
April 22, 2014 - New York

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Earth Day Organic Coffee Give Away - Mocha Cafe
April 22, 2014 - NY

Cafe Mocha located in the East Village of NY city will be giving away a free cup of organic coffee on Earth Day ( April 22, 2014) from 8 am to 11 am.

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.

The Future of Space Panel Discussion - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
April 22, 2014 -

Hear different perspectives on what is on the horizon for space exploration. Panelists include NASA astronaut Mike Massimino, a veteran of multiple space shuttle missions, including upgrade and repair missions for the Hubble Space Telescope; Bobak Ferdowsi, an engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, who became known as "Mohawk Guy" while working on the Engineering Operations Team on the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Project; and other special guests. The evening will be moderated by Ira Flatow, author, journalist and host of Public Radio International's popular Science Friday series.

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.

11th Annual Games for Change Festival - NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
Through April 24, 2014 - New York

Three days of inspiring speakers, great games to play, and networking opportunities galore: all to celebrate and promote games that make the world a better place! The Games for Change Festival—New York City's largest gaming event—joins the Tribeca Film Festival this year. Founded in 2004, Games for Change facilitates the creation and distribution of social impact games. Our world-renowned keynote speakers include leading game makers, who are changing the world of games and research leaders who are changing the world with games. The biggest gaming conference in New York is sure to sell out fast: register now! For more information visit Come hear innovative and impactful game makers speak: Jenova Chen (Journey, Flower) Noah Falstein (chief game designer, Google) Mary Flanagan (Tiltfactor Lab) Josh Larson (That Dragon, Cancer) Jane McGonigal (SuperBetter and Author of NYT Best-Seller Reality Is Broken), Paolo Pedercini (Molleindustria) Jesse Schell (CEO, Schell Games) Learn from research leaders who are using games and game thinking to solve some of the world's most intractable problems: Dan Ariely (behavioral economist & best-selling author of Predictably Irrational) Deborah Estrin (pioneer in small data for personal health) Dr. Adam Gazzaley (neuroscientist using games to boost cognitive skill) Dean Karlan (expert in development economics, Yale) Zoran Popovic (creator, Foldit and other games for fun, science and learning) Pontus Westerberg (UN-Habitat, urban design through Minecraft)

'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.

ID Pop Shop - Chelsea Market
Through April 27, 2014 - New York City

ID POP SHOP, the popular independent designer shopping experience in New York City is making a fashionable return in April with Spring’s latest fashion collections. Thoughtfully curated by designer-entrepreneurs Barbara Wilkinson and Raoul Calleja, ID Pop Shop is a shopping destination for aficionados of high quality, style-defining jewelry, apparel, accessories, and art. The fashion enthusiasts, tourists and locals who abound every day in Chelsea Market will enjoy finding original accessories by Arzadesign, Sophia Costas, and Vernakular Photo Designs; jewelry by GK Designs and Barbara Wilkinson Jewelry, and clothing by naturevsfuture and RASANY; as well as paintings and prints by Edie Art. Wilkinson (of Barbara Wilkinson Jewelry) and Calleja (of Vernakular Photo Designs) launched the Independent Designer Pop Shop (also known as ID Pop Shop) in June of 2011. However, the first event almost didn’t happen. The cancellation of another event in which they planned to participate, resulted in Wilkinson and Calleja assembling their unique network of local independent designers who had been struggling to find a good venue to present their products. The overwhelming success of this accidental event paved the way for almost 25 more shows at Chelsea Market over the next 3 years. While they weren’t the first to organize a retail pop up event, they definitely filled a much-needed niche in the NYC retail environment. They not only provided an excellent platform for independent designers to showcase their designs, they also proved the viability of local and independent talent. It was a win-win for customers and designers alike. In the last three years, over 100 of the best independent local designers have participated to showcase their collections at the exclusive “invitation only” pop up shop for New York brands. The highest caliber of local designers is meticulously assembled by Wilkinson and Calleja for ID Pop Shop. Interested designers are carefully reviewed to ensure the brands are the right fit for ID Pop Shop. The designers vary at each event, but the brands included are consistently fashion forward. Hosting the events in Chelsea Market’s event space is a big coup. As popular outerwear and ready-to-wear designer Nina Valenti of naturevsfuture says: “I love participating at ID Pop Shop at Chelsea Market because it gives my work exposure to such a diverse crowd of people from all over the world.” Located in one of the most buoyant retail areas in Manhattan, in part due to the High Line refurbishment and the revitalization of the Meatpacking District, Chelsea Market attracts tourists, locals, and business people. Professionals from Google, Major League Baseball and Food Network are a big fan base in the building; they stop by several times during the week and are loyal customers. Now that word of the events has grown, the show boasts wait lists of dozens of designers who wish to participate in ID Pop Shop. The Independent Designer Pop Shop (ID Pop Shop), spearheaded by creative design entrepreneurs Barbara Wilkinson and Raoul Calleja is run with a clear mandate–to assemble New York City’s most exciting independent brands by designers who design and create their own products. The huge success of the first show in June 2011, paved the way for almost 25 events with over 100 local designers featured over 3 years. To keep the most up-to-date on ID Pop Shop happenings visit and follow them on Twitter: @IDPopShopNYC and “Like” their page on Facebook:

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 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.


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