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Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on April 23

April 23, 2013   |    

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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 23, 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 23. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Bronx, check out our complete calendar of events.

Free Play at the J - JCC Rockland
April 23, 2013 - West Nyack

Meet other parents while your child, up to 24 months, has fun in the JCC's the Kantrowiz Kids Gym or Lewis Family Playground (weather permitting). This weekly playgroup is hosted by Hillary Glass and is held every Tuesday through May 28.

PreSchool Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
April 23, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-5 can come in for stories, songs, puppets, and more. Pre-registration is required. Tuesdays through May 14.

PreSchool Stroytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
April 23, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-5 can come in for stories, songs, puppets, and more. Pre-registration is required. Tuesdays through May 14.

Tales & Tunes - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
April 23, 2013 - Garnerville

Walkers up to 36 months and their parent, grandparent, or caregiver can come in for stories, fingerplays, songs, and bubbles. Pre-registration for this popular program is required. Tuesdays through May 14.

Gotterdammerung - Metropolitan Opera
April 23, 2013 -

Robert Lepage's landmark production of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen is back for three complete cycles in spring 2013, on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the composer's birth. The Ring's cataclysmic finale stars Deborah Voigt and Katarina Dalayman as Brunnhilde, opposite Jay Hunter Morris and Lars Cleveman as Siegfried. Hans-Peter Konig is Hagen and Fabio Luisi conducts.

Toddler Time - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
April 23, 2013 - Prospect Heights

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

Pop-Up Concert - New Music by Laura Kaminsky - Miller Theatre
April 23, 2013 - New York

The Pop-Up series hosts its first CD release party, celebrating the completion of a new disc for Albany Records featuring the work of native New Yorker Laura Kaminsky. Called a composer with "an ear for the new and interesting" by The New York Times, Kaminsky has received numerous awards for her compositions.

Story Time Book Club - Pottery Barn Kids
April 23, 2013 - 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.

Literary Littles - Wilton Library
April 23, 2013 - Wilton

Independent listeners ages 4-6 years come for stories, short films, songs and crafts. No registration necessary.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes - Wilton Library
April 23, 2013 - Wilton

Children and their caregivers sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. No registration necessary.

Look, Listen and Learn - Wilton Library
April 23, 2013 - Wilton

Children aged 3-4 gain pre-reading skills and learn how to participate in a group setting with stories, singing songs and acting out finger plays and rhymes. No registration required.

Rippowam Cisqua School Spring Open House - Rippowam Cisqua School: Lower Campus
April 23, 2013 - Mount Kisco

Prospective parents are invited to visit the Rippowam Cisqua School Lower Campus for an Admissions Open House (Pre-K to 4th Grades) on Tuesday, April 23rd. Parents will have the opportunity to tour the campus and meet students and faculty. For more information, please contact the RCS Admissions Office at 914-244-1205 or lori_adelsberg@rcsny.org.

Make it Grand - New York Transit Museum
Through April 23, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Join the Museum during spring break for Make It Grand!, an original, interactive musical that celebrates 100 years of Grand Central Terminal. The program is free with Museum admission. Performance is approximately 30 minutes in length. Recommended for ages 4 and older.

Story Time/Puzzles and Board Games - Brooklyn Public Library, Borough Park branch
April 23, 2013 - Borough Park

Preschoolers enjoy Story Time while older kids have fun with puzzles and board games.

Nature Kids at Sunnyside - Sunnyside Library
April 23, 2013 - Sunnyside

Kids can join the Green Team each Tuesday afternoon for fun, nature-oriented programming! Hands-on activities teach about worms, mushrooms, dirt, seeds, plants, insects and rainwater.

Language Immersion at LICM-Spanish - Long Island Children's Museum
April 23, 2013 - Garden City

Children's language skills develop rapidly, absorbing everything they hear. Why not introduce another language to your child while they are young and receptive to new things? Explore basic themes in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Workshops are drop in and do not require advance sign up. The series will explore a different theme each week (numbers, fruits, animals, etc). A class project and song will be used each week to reinforce learning.

Crafty Tuesdays - Cambria Heights Library
April 23, 2013 - Cambria Heights

Children in grades 1-5, can show off their creativity and make new friends in this program making arts and crafts.

Origami Math Games with Karen Wellington - Lefrak City Library
April 23, 2013 - Corona

Paper folding meets game playing! Origami not only helps clarify math concepts and impresses teachers, but is lots of fun and creative, too. Kids will complete a different game to take home. Space is limited and available first come, first served.

Yoga Stories - Chappaqua Public Library
April 23, 2013 - Chappaqua

A unique, "all-body" storytelling experience, combining yoga and folklore, for kids in grades K-2. Advance registration required.

'No Kidding, Me Too!' Documentary Screening and Mental Health Fair - Wilton High School
April 23, 2013 - Wilton

A community event addressing mental health issues takes place at Wilton High School's Little Theater. Joey Pantoliano's documentary, "No Kidding, Me Too!" will be screened. The film is an educational, provocative, hopeful and sometimes even humorous look at mental illness and recovery. The fair will be held in the WHS lobby before the screening. Sponsored by Wilton Youth Services/Wilton Social Services, Wilton Youth Council, Silver Hill Hospital, Wilton Public Schools, Wilton Library and SPED*NET Wilton. For more information, call Wilton Youth Services at 203 834-6241.

Shadow Box Theatre presents The Earth and Me - Walt Whitman Theater at Brooklyn College
April 23, 2013 - Midwood

Through song, dance, puppetry, and music, children will learn how they can help protect the Earth's delicate balance with environmental awareness and some ol' peace and harmony.

Book Buddies - Windsor Park Library
April 23, 2013 - Bayside

Children ages 4-8 will have the opportunity to improve their literacy skills by practicing reading to a buddy and listening to a buddy read aloud.

Toddler Story Time - Court Square Library
April 23, 2013 - Long Island City

Read picture books and sing songs. Thirty minutes of fun, laughter, and learning.

Reading for Fun - Laurelton Library
April 23, 2013 - Laurelton

Reading is fundamental for success. This program will teach kids how much fun reading can be, with a great selection of books from the library.

Take-A-Look Tuesdays - Whitby School
April 23, 2013 - Greenwich

Visit this independent co-educational day school and learn about it's programs for children ages 18 months-8th Grade. To RSVP, visit whitbyschool.org or email admissions@whitbyschool.org

Organ Monk Quartet - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
April 23, 2013 - New York

Featuring Reggie Woods, tenor saxophone; Riley Mullins, trumpet; Jeremy "Bean" Clemons, drums; Greg "Organ Monk" Lewis, Hammond B3 organ.

Book Club - Pottery Barn Kids
April 23, 2013 - Garden City

Encourage your little one's love of reading by joining this weekly story time. Receive a Book Club Passport at your first story time and a special gift after attending five sessions.

On My Own - Rockville Center Library
April 23, 2013 - Rockville Centre

Children learn independence while having fun and sharing social skills.

Books Before Bedtime - Rockville Center Library
April 23, 2013 - Rockville Centre

3-5-year-olds will engage in reading exciting books before bedtime.

story TIme & Mommy Time - Parents R Talking
April 23, 2013 - Mineola

Story-time and Mommy-Time is an interactive program encouraging responsible and interactive listening and thinking skills. It is also a time for adults to socialize. In the span of 45mins, up to 2 stories will be (actively) read with props, to encourage appropriate interaction by the children. After the stories adult and child will have a chance to play and interact. Moms are encouraged to bring along snack for their children and themselves.

Mommy & Me Music Class: Shake 'N Make Music - Safari Adventure
April 23, 2013 - Riverhead

A high-energy, fun filled music and movement program incorporating instruments, bean bags, bubbles, and more for little ones, ages 1 to 5 and their caregivers.

Backstage - 54 Below
April 23, 2013 - New York

Each week, Broadway cast members and audiences alike gather to mix and mingle at 54 Below, Broadway's most intimate haunt, located in the heart of the theatre district. Musical Director Brad Simmons keeps the house jumping from the piano, while host Susie Mosher (the love child of Joanne Worley & Paul Lynde) guides the crowd through an evening of music, mayhem and full throttle belting. Special guests from hit Broadway shows drop in to perform.

'High School Art Salon' Exhibition - Pelham Art Center
Through April 23, 2013 - Pelham

Students in advanced art classes from Bronxville, Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, and Pelham high schools exhibit their works side by side, creating a unique collective display of young local talent.

At The Clay Bar - Children's Museum of the Arts
April 23, 2013 - SoHo

Create your own clay pals, pets, monsters, or decor at the clay bar.

Can You Make a Bully?: How trauma and negative attachment can play out in children's behaviors - Parents R Talking
April 23, 2013 - Mineola

Can we identify a bully before they start acting out? Are some kids more prone to be victims of bullying? Could ADHD really be misdiagnosed trauma? Should conduct disorder be treated as a behavioral problem, or a family problem? Research shows that the trauma of abuse, neglect and negative attachment can impact cognitive and social development. This training will teach you what you need to know to better understand children’s difficult behaviors and what you can do about them.

A Palladian Villa by Michael S. Smith - Christie’s
Through April 23, 2013 - New York

The two-day sale of A Palladian Villa by Michael S. Smith. Encompassing over 450 lots, the sale will include contemporary art, English furniture, Old Master paintings, Chinese works of art and antiquities from a remarkable private property designed by Michael S. Smith, one of the most venerated figures in interior design. The inspiration for the design, which is the subject of Smith’s upcoming book Building Beauty: The Alchemy of Design*, was drawn directly from the architecture of the house, a Palladian villa overlooking the Pacific Ocean. This concept allowed Smith to create a home that was informed by a classical sensibility but within a modern context, filled with extraordinary art and furnishings that span the past 500 years.

Tribeca Talks Industry: Big Data and the Movies - SVA Theater
April 23, 2013 - New York

Join film and technology experts for a discussion exploring how Big Data is changing the landscape of film production and distribution as part of the Tribeca Film Festival’s “Tribeca Talks: Industry” panel series, sponsored by SAP, on Tuesday, April 23 at 2:30 PM at SVA Theater 2, located at 333 W 23rd Street (between 8th Avenue and 9th Avenue), Manhattan. Panelists will include CEO of Rentrak Bill Livek, FilmTrack Co-Founder and CEO Jason Kassin, MoviePass co-founder and CEO Stacey Spikes, Mashable’s Senior Tech Analyst Christina Warren and Director of Sigital Strategy at Film Society of Lincoln Center Eugene Hernandez. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.tribecafilm.com.

Drop-In Craft - Haverstraw Public Library, Village Branch
April 23, 2013 - Haverstraw

Children are invited to stop by the library to make a craft to take home.

Third Annual Robert Rosenblum Lecture – Bridget Alsdorf - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
April 23, 2013 - New York

Bridget Alsdorf, Princeton University, discusses her current research on representations of theatrical audiences and crowds in fin-de-siecle France, with particular interest in art's intersections with emerging fields of social psychology. Considering a range of artistic media, her work sheds new light on the work of Felix Vallotton, Pierre Bonnard, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.

Paul Verhoeven - SVA Theatre
April 23, 2013 - New York

Join director Paul Verhoeven as he discusses his groundbreaking process of making an audience-created film following a screening of Tricked as part of the Tribeca Film Festival’s “Tribeca Talks: After the Movie” panel series, on Tuesday, April 23 at 6:30 PM at SVA Theater 1, located at 333 West 23rd Street (between 8th and 9th Avenue), Manhattan. The Tribeca Talks panel series brings film enthusiasts together with some of the biggest name directors, actors and industry leaders to explore a wide array of topics and spark a richer dialogue about film. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at www.tribecafilm.com/festival/tickets starting April 15. For more information, visit www.tribecafilm.com.

Ready, Sit, Read! - Finkelstein Memorial Library
April 23, 2013 - Spring Valley

The library hosts a special story time for emerging readers.

Westchester Culinary Experience to Benefit the White Plains YMCA - Crowne Plaza
April 23, 2013 - White Plains

Westchester's finest restaurants are teaming up to support the White Plains YMCA at the annual Westchester Culinary Experience. Each restaurant will offer a specialty dish, paired with a matching wine selected by Zachy's Wine and Liquor. Guests can also bid on food, wine, gifts, and entertainment items in a silent auction. The Westchester Culinary Experience supports the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign, which ensures that no children are turned away from camp, programs, or membership because of an inability to pay. The list of participating restaurants includes X20, Moderne Barn GEM Cuisines of China, 808 Bistro, Meritage, La Boca Ristorante, Turkish Meze, PF Chang's, Morton's Steakhouse, Crabtree's Kittle House, The Melting Pot, Johnny Gelato, Crowne Plaza Hotel, The Barbeque Pit, Butterfield 8, Lola's Mexican Kitchen, Imagine Candy, The DiNapoli Restaurant Group (The Olde Stone Mill/Angelina's Ristorante/Antonees), Fire Station #6 Chili Crew, Gaucho Grill, Texas de Brazil, and more. Tickets for the Westchester Culinary Experience can be purchased online at ymca-cnw.org, or by contacting Doris Fraser Greenfield at 914-287-2021 ext. 202 or dfraser@ymca-cnw.org.

American Honey Bar-sity Athletics Celebrity Kickball Game - Times Square Broadway Pedestrian Plaza
April 23, 2013 - NY

Wild Turkey American Honey, the original honey bourbon liqueur, will celebrate the launch of its Bar-sity Athletics social sports initiative by turning Times Square into the ultimate social sports stadium for a charity kickball game not to be missed. McNabb will be paired with participants from NYC-based social sports league Zog Sports and the 2013 American Honeys to compete in an once-in-a-lifetime exhibition game featuring the pomp and circumstance of a major league sporting event. The winning team will receive a donation to the charity of their choice through Zog Sports’ Play for Your Cause. Spectators can watch McNabb in action on the field, as well as participate in a kickball homerun derby and other activities. All events are free to enjoy (21 years of age and older) and open to the public.

Theater Resources Unlimited April Panel: One Word, Many Meanings: The Diverse Roles That “Licensing” Plays in Theater - The Players Theatre’s Steve & Marie Sgouros Theatre
April 23, 2013 - New York

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces its April panel, One Word, Many Meanings: The Diverse Roles That “Licensing” Plays in Theater on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 7:30pm at The Players Theatre’s Steve & Marie Sgouros Theatre, 3rd floor, 115 MacDougal Street, NYC. Doors open at 7pm for networking and refreshments, panel starts promptly at 7:30pm. Panelists include Michael Barra, VP Licensing & Business Development for Daryl Roth Theatrical Licensing; Jeffrey Chrzczon, producer, general manager and company manager (Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth directed by Spike Lee, The Lyons, Kathy Griffin Wants a Tony, Saturday Night Fever, Jekyll & Hyde); Tiffani Gavin, producer/general manager, formerly with American Repertory Theater, Theatrical Rights Worldwide; Darnetha Lincoln M'Baye, Independent Music Service, formerly with EMI Music Publishing; Dorothy Marcic, writer (Respect: A Musical Journey of Women, Sistas); and Erach Screwvala, entertainment attorney. This panel will explore every aspect of licensing: from what it costs to use existing music and images in productions, to the use of “licensing” to extend the life of a work and benefit the writer and often the producer. The panel will explain the cost difference between licensing and optioning a play for a production, discuss grand rights and performance rights required for integrating music into a presentation, and the many subtle and not so subtle differences in production costs when licensing becomes part of your budget. Is the “jukebox musical” the easy alternative to a show with an original score that many think it is? Admission is $12 (free for TRU members). Please RSVP by email to TRUStaff1@gmail.com or by phone at (212) 714-7628 at least one day in advance.

UG! COMEDY SHOW!! - No Fun Bar
April 23, 2013 - 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! So what are you waiting for? Come down and UG! it with us!!! This week's guests (Tuesday April 23rd, 2013 lineup): Anti-Macho Man Angel Castillo! Anti-Nattie Hart Stephanie Holmes! Anti-Goldberg Adam Lowitt! Anti-Bobby Heenan Neil Berliner! Anti-HillBilly Jim Ben Kissel! Anti-Sensational Sherri Sheba Mason! Anti-Zeus Inio Bong! Hosted by Anti-Jerry Lawler Pat Rigby! Featuring Pro-Hogan Todd Montesi!! DJ’d by Anti-Ms. Elizabeth The Ms.#WhiteGurlProblemz Liz Lord! UG IT http://www.youtube.com/MONTIKILLAVISION http://ugcomedyshow.tumblr.com/

Pre- K Sports Trial Class (Ages 3-5 drop off) - Gymboree Play & Msuic of Scarsdale
Through April 24, 2013 - Scarsdale

Kids only are invited to have fun, get some physical exercise, and learn about team-building through fitness-inspired activities. Activities focus on developing the skills involved in soccer, basketball, baseball, volleyball, hockey, racquet sports, track and field, and golf. Activities are designed to get preschoolers engaged in non-competitive interactive games and sports which emphasize flexibility, confidence, and emotional well-being to build strong bodies and minds. This 1-hour drop off class runs on Wednesday or Thursday. For more information, or to sign up for your FREE preview class please visit gymboreeclasses.com/scarsdaleny.site, or call the center at 914-472-0192.

Tribeca Film Festival Artists Awards Exhibition Sponsored by CHANEL - New York Academy of Art
Through April 24, 2013 - Manhattan

Free Public Exhibition of Work by Stephen Hannock, David Kratz, Curtis Kulig, Gillian Laub, Robert Longo, Angelina Nasso, Erik Parker, Jose Parla, Joyce Pensato, Clifford Ross, William Wegman and Dustin Yellin, Sponsored by Chanel. Artwork from twelve major contemporary artists, which will be given as prizes to winning filmmakers at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, will be on view April 3-24, 2013, at the New York Academy of Art, 111 Franklin Street, Manhattan. Stephen Hannock, David Kratz, Curtis Kulig, Gillian Laub, Robert Longo, Angelina Nasso, Erik Parker, Jose Parla, Joyce Pensato, Clifford Ross, William Wegman and Dustin Yellin have all donated work, consisting of paintings, photographs, etchings and prints to the Artists Awards program. The exhibition will be free and open to the public. The Tribeca Film Festival Artist Awards Program presents original artwork to winning filmmakers at the annual Festival. The program was created by TFF co-founder Jane Rosenthal to celebrate New York artists. This year’s TFF will run April 17-28, 2013.

Tribeca Film Festival Artists Awards presented by CHANEL - New York Academy of Art
Through April 24, 2013 - New York

Free Public Exhibition of Work by Stephen Hannock, David Kratz, Curtis Kulig, Gillian Laub, Robert Longo, Angelina Nasso, Erik Parker, Jose Parla, Joyce Pensato, Clifford Ross, William Wegman and Dustin Yellin, Sponsored by Chanel Artwork from twelve major contemporary artists, which will be given as prizes to winning filmmakers at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, will be on view April 3-24, 2013, at the New York Academy of Art, 111 Franklin Street, Manhattan. Stephen Hannock, David Kratz, Curtis Kulig, Gillian Laub, Robert Longo, Angelina Nasso, Erik Parker, Jose Parla, Joyce Pensato, Clifford Ross, William Wegman and Dustin Yellin have all donated work, consisting of paintings, photographs, etchings and prints to the Artists Awards program. The exhibition will be free and open to the public. The Tribeca Film Festival Artist Awards Program presents original artwork to winning filmmakers at the annual Festival. The program was created by TFF co-founder Jane Rosenthal to celebrate New York artists. This year’s TFF will run April 17-28, 2013.

Kandinsky 1911-1913 - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through April 25, 2013 - New York

Perhaps more than any other 20th-century painter, Vasily Kandinsky (b. 1866, Moscow; d. 1944, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France) has been closely linked to the history of the Guggenheim Museum. Hilla Rebay--artist, art advisor, and the museum's first director--promoted nonobjective painting above all other forms of abstraction. She was particularly inspired by the work and writing of Kandinsky, a pioneer of abstraction, who believed that the task of the painter was to convey his own inner world, rather than imitate the natural world. The museum's holdings have grown to include more than 150 works by Kandinsky, and focused exhibitions of his works are presented in the Kandinsky Gallery on Annex Level 3. The current installation, Kandinsky 1911-1913, highlights paintings completed at the moment the artist made great strides toward complete abstraction and published his aesthetic treatise, On the Spiritual in Art (1911, though dated 1912). Also featured are paintings by Robert Delaunay and Franz Marc that were exhibited alongside the work of Kandinsky and others in the landmark 1912 Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider) exhibition held at the Moderne Galerie Heinrich Thannhauser in Munich.

Vanishing Point - Loft Artist Association
Through April 25, 2013 - Stamford

Max Weisen's art is on display. As his seventieth birthday approached, he decided to expand an interest in drawing and painting into a serious application of his skill with color and design. He has produced over 50 canvases covering portrait, landscape and still life, as well as fantasy subjects.

downUNDER Nutmeg Week - Fairfield Woods Branch Library
Through April 25, 2013 - Fairfield

Cast your ballot for 2013 Teen Nutmeg nominated books and celebrate this year's selections by making a zombie (stuffed toy), solving codes and other book-inspired crafts in the downUnder Teen Center. Grades 6-12.

Theatrical Release at MIST - MIST Harlem
Through April 25, 2013 - New York

ArtMattan Films has partnered with the newly opened three screen movie theatre, MIST CINEMA in Harlem, to bring back from April 19 to April 25 three popular titles that premiered in the African Diaspora International Film Festival and still resonate with audiences worldwide: Return to Goree – Youssou N’Dour, the Senegalese singer now Minister of Culture in Senegal, Return to Gorée is a moving testimony of the power of music to create dialogue and celebrate life. The Story of Lovers Rock – Lovers Rock, often dubbed ‘romantic reggae’ is a uniquely black British sound that developed in the late 70s and 80s. Live performance, dance, interviews and more shed light on the music and the generation that embraced it. Filling the Gap – Conceived as an effort to alter the way African-American children see themselves and their ancestors, this documentary highlights the inventive and inspired contributions of little-known Americans of African descent to U.S. History prior to the Civil War. SHOWTIMES April 19 to April 25: 1 pm Filling the Gap; 3 pm The Story of Lovers Rock; 5 pm Return to Goree; 7:15 pm The Story of Lovers Rock; 9:15 pm Return to Goree.

Benjamin Swett - New York City of Trees - Arsenal Gallery
Through April 26, 2013 - New York

We know that trees improve living conditions in cities by filtering and cooling the air, absorbing excess rainwater, and making neighborhoods more attractive. But little has been said about the importance of trees as keepers of a city's past. In this collection of personal narratives, historical observations, and color photographs, Benjamin Swett focuses on trees with stories to tell, adding a warm and welcome outlook that is unique to the city and its cosmopolitan character. The stories of these trees from all five boroughs -- some dating back to the Revolutionary era and before -- link the living with the past in an unusual, engaging way.

Songwoot Kaewvisit - Golden Grain - Tally Beck Contemporary
Through April 26, 2013 - New York

The Thai artist's first solo exhibition in New York, featuring five new paintings from Kaewvisit's Golden Grain series and two large-scale canvases from his Snake Oil series.

New York City Opera: La Perichole - New York City Center
Through April 27, 2013 -

Jacques Offenbach's operetta La Perichole, with a libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halevy, is a lyrical satire loosely based on the life of one of the 18th century's most famous Peruvians, Micaela Villegas, a wildly popular entertainer who was mistress to the head of state. It will be directed by Christopher Alden.

'The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe' - St. Luke's Theatre
Through April 27, 2013 - Times Square

Off Broadway Family Theatre presents an adaptation of C.S. Lewis' beloved tale from his Chronicles of Narnia series. In this creative adaptation, two actors play eight characters, both human and animal. Travel to Narnia through the old wardrobe with the four Pevensie children, and get swept into their journey to stand with the great lion Aslan against the evil White Witch. She has placed the land of Narnia under enchantment and now it is always winter, but never Christmas. Audiences will be drawn into the theater's "magic circle," where children and animals, fauns and mythical creatures come to life in this enchanting tale.

William Klein: Paintings, Etc. - Howard Greenberg Gallery
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of rarely seen photographs and paintings by artist William Klein -- one of the leading photographers of the postwar era as well as an influential filmmaker, painter, and graphic artist -- unveiling his early paintings and experiments in photography spanning nearly half a century from the 1940s through 1990.

Hirali Sawa - Figment - James Cohan Gallery
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

A double projection, Lineament (2012) begins with a panning shot that travels across the rumpled white sheets of a single bed. If we might usually think of film as a technology of remembrance, curator Tom Morton writes of Lineament that it "is employed to a different end. Hiraki Sawa does not try to recover that which has been forgotten, but rather investigates the aftermath of forgetting -- a dreamlike state in which the usual rules of cause and effect are suspended, and new imaginative possibilities take root."

Zhang Xiaogang - Pace Gallery
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

A two-venue exhibition of new work by Chinese artist Zhang Xiaogang. In addition to painting, Zhang Xiaogang has recently explored sculpture, working in bronze and gypsum.

American People, Black Light: Faith Ringgold (1960s) - ACA Galleries
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

A traveling exhibition, organized by the Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY.

Billy Childish - Lehmann Maupin
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of work by the English artist, painter, author, poet, photographer, film maker, singer and guitarist.

Charles Jarboe - New Paintings - Bernarducci Meisel Gallery
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

Ed Ruscha - Books & Co. - Gagosian Gallery
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

Ed Ruscha's publication of artist books beginning in the early 1960s had a profound effect on other contemporary artists. Bruce Nauman's Burning Small Fires (1969) was the first of many books directly influenced by and in conversation with Ruscha's publications; in this case Ruscha's Various Small Fires and Milk (1964), a book featuring documentary-like photographs of matches, a smoking pipe, and other forms of fire. The opening of Ed Ruscha Books & Co. will coincide with the release of MIT Press's Various Small Books: Referencing Small Books by Ed Ruscha (2013) and will feature over one hundred artist books by Ruscha and numerous others, showcasing Ruscha's lasting impact along with those he has inspired.

Diego Perrone - Scultura che non sia conchiglia non canta - Casey Kaplan Gallery
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

Marian Osher - Celebration! - Ceres Gallery
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

Osher's mixed-media artwork on canvas celebrates a broad spectrum of textures and colors that stimulate her personal vision. She hopes that viewers will feel tactile and sensory connections to their own experiences.

Joyce Parcher - Retrospective - Ceres Gallery
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of works from the past and the present --- perhaps portending the future. These acrylic, figurative, expressionist paintings, like time itself, have evolved but necessarily in a straight line.

Duane Michals: The Painted Photograph - DC Moore Gallery
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

The gallery's first exhibition of the work of Duane Michals, which focuses on his current series of hand-painted tintypes (2011-2013).

Erwin Olaf - Berlin - Hasted Kraeutler
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

A new series of photographs by Erwin Olaf set in the capital of Germany. The series, composed of scenes and portraits, allude to a painful past in a photographed present, while self portraits of Olaf reflect an aging future. A selection of photographs from the series have been produced as carbon prints. Carbon printing, a traditional 19th century printing method with strong ties to Dutch art history, is an extremely time consuming and arduous process using pigments. Olaf sought out one of the only Carbon printers still working in the Netherlands, Kees Brandenburg, and together they combined contemporary technique, with 19th century methods to produce an unrivaled 21st century version of the Carbon print. Erwin Olaf's Keyhole series will also be on view, which alludes to the strong emotions of shame and humiliation. The photographs are accompanied by a installation where the viewer can look through the keyholes of two doors, and depending which view they choose, experience a sentiment of either happiness or shame. The Keyhole exhibition was honored as one of the highlights during Arco Madrid 2012.

Atlas, Kahrs, Mucha, Whiteread - Luhring Augustine
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

How I Learned to Become a Superhero - T. Schreiber Studios
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

how i learned to become a Superhero follows the stories of three people who have taken action against the losses they have suffered in their lives by turning themselves into real life "Superheroes". Whether the Manhattan transplant "Safety Pilot" and his sidekick, the Seattle native "Hope", or the Baltimore renegade "Guardian Angel", the heroes have to face the consequences of playing make believe in a world that is all too real, where consequences of the past are always present, and the future uncertain.

Hurricane Sandy: Through the Lens of Local Photographers - ArtsWestchester
Through April 27, 2013 - White Plains

A photographic exhibition documenting the local devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy, as well as the stories of endurance, community, and kindness during the wake of the storm. The exhibition will feature over 100 images submitted by professional and amateur photographers in addition to photos from The Journal News' archives. To RSVP to the opening, email lbanks@artswestchester.org.

Gregg Louis - Psychic Menagerie - Nohra Haime Gallery
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of new works by Brooklyn-based artist, including video works and sculpture.

Will Kurtz - Another S*** Show - Mike Weiss Gallery
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

The second solo exhibition by Brooklyn-based artist Will Kurtz. Using the empty gallery as a site on which to stage operatic, all-encompassing mise-en-scene, Kurtz makes an ambitious, multi-part figure installation that throws the facade off human nature - albeit in canine terms. Constructed of unlikely materials such as newspaper, glue, wire and wood, more than 20 dogs of every breed, size and color, strain and cavort off the leash of a single human handler, each rendered more expressively than the next.

Jennifer Riley - Memory From Sight - Allegra LaViola Gallery
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

Recent paintings and drawings by Riley, with several large-scale paintings, smaller paintings, pastels, and ink drawings.

James Rieck - On Location - Lyons Wier Gallery
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

The paintings in this exhibition include compositions painted from digitally composited studies of figures in grandiose landscapes.

The Will-a-Thon 10th Anniversary Bard-Stravaganza! - Workshop Theater
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

The annual festival commemorating the Bard's birth celebrates its first decade by moving to the Main Stage! Conceived and directed by Charles E. Gerber, featuring the members of Will's Playshop, and the Tony Award-winning Mr. Richard Easton.

Ballet Hispanico - Joyce Theater
Through April 28, 2013 - New York

"Dancing better than ever" (Backstage), Ballet Hispanico celebrates its 25th season at The Joyce with a vibrant snapshot of contemporary Spanish dance. Program highlights include a world premiere by Cayetano Soto, one of the most dynamic and ground-breaking Spanish choreographers of his generation, and the Joyce premiere of an homage to 1980s Europop created by the cutting-edge Spanish duo Inma Garcia and Meritxell Barbera. The Joyce premiere of Danzon by Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro and rousing repertory gems further showcase the multidimensional company.

Shen Yun Performing Arts - The David H. Koch Theater
Through April 28, 2013 - New York

Shen Yun Performing Arts features traditional Chinese culture as it was meant to be -- a beautiful blend of artistry, energy, and grace. Dozens of dancers in dazzling costumes move in seamless, flowing patterns. A live orchestra blends East and West, thunderous drums shake the stage, and spectacular backdrops transport you to another world. See ancient legends of virtue brought to life alongside modern tales of courage. Hear soaring songs by masterful vocalists that will move and inspire. Experience a sense of grandeur and enchantment like no other with this unique, thrilling, and unforgettable performance!

Zumbatomic Zumba for Kids - The Dance Treatment
Through April 28, 2013 - Mineola

Get ready for a Zumba fun fitness class for kids ages 5-9 and 9-12. Classes are available for adults, too. The first class is free.

Blues for Smoke - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through April 28, 2013 - New York

An interdisciplinary exhibition that explores a wide range of contemporary art through the lens of the blues and the blues aesthetic. Turning to the blues not simply as a musical category but as a field of artistic sensibilities and cultural idioms, the exhibition features works by nearly fifty artists from the 1950s to the present, as well as materials culled from music and popular entertainment. Blues for Smoke was conceived and developed by Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art curator Bennett Simpson, in consultation with the artist Glenn Ligon. The New York installation is being overseen by Whitney curator Chrissie Iles.

Raw/Cooked: Marela Zacarias - Brooklyn Museum
Through April 28, 2013 - Brooklyn

The seventh exhibition in the Raw/Cooked series, titled Supple Beat, presents the work of Gowanus-based artist Marela Zacarias. Recommended by Ramirez Jonas, Zacarias has created four site-specific sculptural works inspired by the Williamsburg Murals, uniting her interests in abstract forms, the history of objects, and urban renewal. Her large-scale pieces appear to be climbing the walls of the Museum's first-floor lobby and Great Hall, interacting with the architecture as if they were murals come to life. Zacarias draws on the concept of resilience implied by the Williamsburg Murals and explores the idea of bouncing back from adversity, relating to the history of the public housing project for which the murals were commissioned and the history of the works themselves. She constructs her unique sculptural forms from window screens and joint compound, which she then paints with original patterns. In Supple Beat, Zacarias's patterns are inspired by the related murals-- unique color palettes and geometric forms. Born and raised in Mexico City, Zacarias has painted more than thirty large-scale public murals. She holds an MFA from Hunter College.

Marcel Proust and Swann's Way: 100th Anniversary - Morgan Library & Museum
Through April 28, 2013 - New York

Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time is one of the most influential and ambitious literary works of all time. The Morgan celebrates the 1913 publication of the first of its seven volumes, Swann's Way, with a fascinating selection of the author's notebooks, preliminary drafts, galley-proofs, and other documents from the collection of the Bibliotheque nationale de France. The works on display will provide unique insight into Proust's creative process and the birth of his masterpiece. Also on view will be period postcards with depictions of Illiers, which served as the inspiration for Proust's fictional town Combray, and Paris. Several letters between Proust and his mother, Jeanne, from the Morgan's collection, will be included.

2013 Tribeca Film Festival - Tribeca Film Festival
Through April 28, 2013 -

This year's festival will include 89 new films, including the highly anticipated new film Before Midnight, directed by Richard Linklater, starring Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke. A special screening and discussion will take place 4/22. Family Festival Day, 4/27.

David Deutsch : Neighbors and Strangers - Feature Inc
Through April 28, 2013 - New York

An exhibition by the painter/photographer.

Julie Buffalohead: Let the Show Begin - National Museum of the American Indian
Through April 28, 2013 - New York

Julie Buffalohead (Ponca) uses the iconography of childhood to explore deeper themes of storytelling, motherhood, and identity in this exhibition of her recent paintings. Soft and cuddly toy animals come to life in her work, but this sweet surface disguises the less pretty realities of parenting such as pain and worry. Buffalohead also uses these characters to attack stereotypes about Native people, exposing their artificiality by staging them as a child's game.

'A (Tooth) Fairy Tale' - Vital Theatre Company, McGinn/Cazale Theatre
Through April 28, 2013 - Upper West Side

Collecting teeth and delivering quarters is tiring work, and The Tooth Fairy is ready for a vacation. Luckily, she meets a young boy named Samuel who is sick and tired of being a kid, and all the rules that go with it. But when Samuel and the Tooth Fairy arrange to switch places, nothing goes exactly as planned as adventures ensue across the Upper West Side of Manhattan and throughout New York City. A (Tooth) Fairy Tale is a wild, silly adventure filled with shiny quarters, sugary candy, and learning who you're really meant to be. Through April 28. Saturdays and Sundays at 11am and 1pm.

Julius Caesar - Brooklyn Academy of Music
Through April 28, 2013 - Brooklyn

The world-renowned Royal Shakespeare Company returns to BAM with a new twist on Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. Set in present-day Africa and featuring an all-black cast, this visionary production echoes recent regime struggles throughout the continent. The first production from the RSC's newly appointed artistic director Gregory Doran, this staging features sets by Michael Vale and live performances of contemporary West African music, fostering the contemporary resonance of this classic political thriller. According to The Guardian (UK), "...Doran's production gives the play's central debate about the necessary political murder a new immediacy."

Le Grand C - The New Victory Theater
Through April 28, 2013 - Times Square

A collective of 17 daring acrobats perform heart-stopping stunts with skill and distinctive style. With trust as their only safety net, this coterie of agile artists-cum-athletes toss, tumble, and tower into one human formation after another: first a vertical column of men and women stacked head to toe, next a human catapult that shows us what it's like to fly. "Le Grand C" is a portrait of expressive movement, powerful physicality and continuous surprise. Set to traditional French music, every playful yet precise piece from this alluring ensemble will captivate you and your family in this circus with a French twist.

'Shen Yun' - The David H. Koch Theater
Through April 28, 2013 - Lincoln Center

Shen Yun Performing Arts features traditional Chinese culture as it was meant to be: a beautiful blend of artistry, energy, and grace. Dozens of dancers in dazzling costumes move in seamless, flowing patterns. A live orchestra blends East and West, thunderous drums shake the stage, and spectacular backdrops transport you to another world. See ancient legends of virtue brought to life alongside modern tales of courage. Hear soaring songs by masterful vocalists that will move and inspire. Experience a sense of grandeur and enchantment like no other with this unique, thrilling, and unforgettable performance.

Blackbird - Location 1
Through April 28, 2013 - New York

"You know, I was born an egg, a little hard brown egg. But I cracked into a river and my insides came out and I was just about drowned and would have fallen to pieces by now were it not for him, plucking me out, saving me, I guess." Held in a basement for 16 years, a young woman looks back on her life, and the life of her captor. At least, she thinks it is her life. She thinks it is his. Nathan Shreeve directs Lucia Cox’s award-winning exploration into the confused imagination of the captive mind. Following sell-out seasons in the UK, Blackbird comes to New York in Schmucks Theatre's original environmental production.

Urban Greenwalk - Open Air
Through April 28, 2013 - New York

Come take the urban greenwalk challenge. A three block walk along one of New York City’s most well preserved neighborhoods to experience Earth Week like never before. The first event of its kind, the open air videowalk brings together retailers, green organizations and community. Each participating store will host an element to inform all who attend on how to be a deeper shade of green. Initiatives will include: rainwater harvesting, solar power, bicycling, natural areas, community gardening, wildlife gardening, composting, recycling, clean waterways, native species, plastic bag reduction, community supported agriculture, ocean conservation and more.

ID Pop Shop Features 25 Indie Designers - Chelsea Market
Through April 28, 2013 - New York City

Designer-entrepreneurs Barbara Wilkinson and Raoul Calleja have created a game-changer in the group market realm with the work of 25 independent designers shown in thoughtful mini-boutique settings. The designer-driven week long pop ups at the elegant Chelsea Market are a favorite of shoppers looking for something truly different. Designers Participating: Avalove Design, Barbara Wilkinson Jewelry, Bellero Designs, Corrente Handbags, Elaine Arsenault Handbags, jq loves u, Kimberlin Brown Jewelry, Kyoko Honda Jewelry, Lauren Wimmer Jewelry, LinePosters, Lumete, Morphicism, naturevsfuture, Pamela Barsky, Paste, RICA Bath & Body, Selen Design, ShayaNYC, Sohung Designs, Sonja Fries, SPJ, Urban Boulder, The Vanity Project, Vernakular Photo Designs, VERRIER

Edvard Munch: The Scream - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through April 29, 2013 - New York

Edvard Munch's iconic The Scream (1895), among the most celebrated and recognized images in art history, will be on view at The Museum of Modern Art for a period of six months. Of the four versions of The Scream made by Munch between 1893 and 1910, this pastel-on-board from 1895 is the only one remaining in private hands; the three other versions are in the collections of museums in Norway. The Scream is being lent by a private collector.

Modernist Art from India - Radical Terrain - Rubin Museum of Art
Through April 29, 2013 - New York

Radical Terrain is the final exhibition of a three-part series Modernist Art from India, that examines art from post-independence India. Radical Terrain highlights the diverse explorations of landscape in Indian art after independence, showing how landscape was a means for artists to come to terms with the vastness of India as a new nation. Also featured will be new work by international contemporary artists currently working in landscape, to be introduced during the exhibition.

Natural History - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Through April 30, 2013 - Crown Heights

Artist Patrick Dougherty and a team of volunteers constructed a monumental woven-wood sculpture in honor of Brooklyn Botanic Garden's centennial. The result, large-scale sculptures made from sticks and saplings, is an organic structure that changes over time as the materials settle and decay.

Wacky Tuesday - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through April 30, 2013 - Crown Heights

Kids under 5 explore art, science, and culture in a wacky, fun, and exciting way.

Little Scientists - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through April 30, 2013 - Crown Heights

Kids under 5 investigate the world of natural science with hands-on activities.

Tales for Tots - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through April 30, 2013 - Crown Heights

Travel to far away places in your imagination by listening to tales from around the world.

Space Shuttle Enterprise: A Pioneer - Intrepid Sea Air & Space Museum
Through April 30, 2013 - New York

"Space Shuttle Enterprise: A Pioneer" -- a new exhibition that explores the history of Enterprise and its critical role in the development of the space shuttle -- will open to the public on Thursday, January 17 at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, located at Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue) in Manhattan. "Space Shuttle Enterprise: A Pioneer" introduces Enterprise with compelling artifacts of the era -- such as space shuttle cockpit instruments, a flight helmet and model orbiters -- as well as archival images and video clips to illustrate the history and significance of the prototype orbiter. The exhibition celebrates the pilots and engineers who contributed to the Enterprise story in addition to the technological innovations that helped to make it an icon of the space program. This exhibition will also include photographs crowd sourced from the public who have documented Enterprise's journey from its origins in the 1970s to its expedition to the Intrepid Museum last spring. The exhibition will be open to the public through Spring 2013. In April 2012, the space shuttle Enterprise arrived in New York City and in July 2012, Enterprise joined the collection of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in a temporary, climate-controlled Space Shuttle Pavilion on the Flight Deck. However in late October, Hurricane Sandy damaged the pavilion, and as a result, Enterprise itself is not currently on public display. The exhibition is free with the price of admission to the museum. The museum is currently offering a Gift of Intrepid "buy one, get one free" promotion through February 15, 2013. The special social media offer is available to those who are Facebook fans of the Museum or those who follow the museum on Twitter. Visitors must print and bring with them the special coupon posted. For more information, visit www.intrepidmuseum.org.

Magician Philip Klipper Will Astound You! - Ciao! Restaurant
Through April 30, 2013 - Eastchester

Every Thursday from 6-8pm, Magician Philip Klipper will astound and delight the whole family with his incredible sleight of hand during dinner. Apr. 4, 11, 18, and 25.

Rainbows - Long Island Children's Museum
Through April 30, 2013 - Garden City

Come learn the colors of the rainbow and how they are made. Have fun painting your own beautiful rainbow to brighten up April's spring showers. The program runs through April 30.

High School Art Salon Exhibition - Pelham Art Center
Through April 30, 2013 - Pelham

Advanced Placement art students from Bronxville, Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, and Pelham high schools exhibit their works side by side creating a unique collective display. Pelham Art Center is delighted to announce the return of its high school student show (last year entitled "Advanced Art Student Exhibition"). The exhibition will feature artwork by students in advanced placement (AP) or upper-level art classes from four local high schools: Bronxville High School, Mount Vernon High School, New Rochelle High School, and Pelham Memorial High School. Over 60 works in a variety of media will be shown. For many of the artists, this exhibition will be the first time they show their works in public. AP art courses are designed for upper level high school students who are interested in pursuing art with added intensity. Many are preparing art portfolios as part of their applications to college. The High School Art Salon will be on view for one week, April 16-23, 2012.

Free Crafts Saturdays - Straight A's
Through April 30, 2013 - White Plains

Every Saturday Straight A's invites kids of all ages to enjoy free arts & crafts. Drop in any time between 1-3pm, no reservation necessary. April 6: Welcome Spring with an Umbrella Suncatcher; April 13: Craft your own Rain Cloud wall Hanging; April 20: Hug the Earth to celebrate Earth Day; April 27: Create a Flowering Crafty Collage.

'The Importance of Being Ernest' - White Plains Performing Arts Center (WPPAC)
Through April 30, 2013 - White Plains

Oscar Wilde's comedic masterpiece about manners, class, and society. Dashing men-about-town John Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff pursue fair ladies Gwendolen Fairfax and Cecily Cardew. Matters are complicated by the imaginary characters invented by both men to cover their on-the-sly activities - not to mention the disapproval of the formidable Lady Bracknell. Oscar Wilde's play is a humorous expose on British society and pokes gentle fun at pretense, all in the context of well-crafted language and delightful repartee. April 5, 6, 12, and 13 at 8pm; April 7 and 14 at 2pm.

Family Fondue Sundays - The Melting Pot of White Plains
Through April 30, 2013 - 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.

APRIL IN PARIS: Susan Malloy Draws the City of Light for Young People - Westport Library
Through April 30, 2013 - Westport

A display of drawings by this Westport artist from a recent trip to Paris with her grandchildren. April 1- April 30,2013.

Poetry Month - Walt Whitman Birthplace
Through April 30, 2013 - Huntington

In honor of poetry month, Walt Whitman Birthplace is offering activities for kids who can "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." April 1-April 30,2013.

TTK's '1Plus1Plus1' Art Show Feat. Music by TJ Mizell - White Rabbit
Through April 30, 2013 - New York

Fresh off the heels of his feature slot in the Ricky Powell Fall Classic Group Art Show, painter, record collector and Polo bon vivant TTK returns to White Rabbit with a team of visual artists he assembled to bring their artistic vision to the gallery. The opening ceremony for the show, titled 1Plus1Plus1 is on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 7PM-1AM at White Rabbit, 145 E. Houston St. between Forsyth & Eldridge. Just added to the bill as minister of sound is DJ TJ Mizell, the son of Run DMC's very own Jam Master Jay. "I'm

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