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Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on April 24

April 24, 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 24, 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 24. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Bronx, check out our complete calendar of events.

11th Annual Young Child Expo & Conference - The New Yorker Hotel
April 24, 2014 - Midtown

For the third consecutive year NYMetroParents is happy to be a proud media sponsor of the Young Child Expo. This three-day workshop will provide parents of young children and early childhood professionals with the latest information about early childhood development, services, resources, and products to help all children reach their full potential. In one unique event, this conference integrates learning about a wide variety of important topics affecting typically developing children as well as those with special needs, including autism.

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!

Concertante: Messiaen & Shostakovich - Merkin Concert Hall
April 24, 2014 - New York

Concertante is a virtuosic chamber ensemble committed to collaboration, education, and innovation -- sharing a wide breadth of chamber music with diverse audiences. Throughout Concertante's 2012-13 season at Merkin Concert Hall, members of the ensemble's core string sextet will collaborate with great musicians and friends to present chamber music masterpieces, including the American premiere of the Dohnanyi String Sextet, with an in-concert presentation by Dohnanyi scholar Dr. Jay Grymes.

collected stories: love/loss - Carnegie Hall
April 24, 2014 - New York

Signal is joined by some of the most inventive soloists on the new-music scene to explore the duality of love and lost love rooted in narrative music making. Curated by David Lang -- this season's holder of the Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair -- as part of his collected stories series, the program includes works by Julia Wolfe and Nico Muhly that musically examine the emotional impact and intensity of intoxicating love, envy, betrayal, and devastating loss.

The Music of George Gershwin - Jazz at Lincoln Center
Through April 24, 2014 - New York

Michael Feinstein's 2006 Gershwin tribute in Rose Theater, for which the singer-pianist-historian convened A-list luminaries from the worlds of musical theater, cabaret, popular song, jazz, and classical music, celebrated the indestructible works of this giant of American song. Feinstein now hones in on the maestro's deep connection to jazz, both in his personal roots and influences (Gershwin was a formidable stride pianist, whose first-hand gurus were Lucky Roberts and James P. Johnson), and through his audacious themes and ingenious chord sequences, which thousands of musicians have used as jumping off points for classic improvisations.

Project Fashion Mavens - Central Library
April 24, 2014 - Jamaica

Love fashion and think it might be fun to work in the industry, or think Project Runway should air 24/7? Fashionists unite in this program for teens ages 13-18.

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.

Thursday Morning Storytime at B&N: The Toe Show - Barnes & Noble City Center
April 24, 2014 - White Plains

Join Toe, bookseller/entertainer extraordinaire, every Thursday morning for stories, singing and lively fun.

Julio Iglesias - Carnegie Hall
April 24, 2014 - New York

Internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter Julio Iglesias performs at Carnegie Hall for the first time in 25 years as part of the 2014 Medal of Excellence Gala, honoring legendary fashion icon and philanthropist Oscar de la Renta. The concert is open to both gala patrons and members of the public.

Stories in Spanish & English - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
April 24, 2014 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-6 are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more in both Spanish and English. Thursdays through May 15. Registration is required.

Preschool Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
April 24, 2014 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-5 are invited to the library for stories, songs, puppets, and more. Thursdays through May 15. Registration is required.

Stories, Songs, and Crafts - Rose Memorial Library
April 24, 2014 - Stony Point

Toddlers are invited to the library to read picture book stories, sing songs, and make crafts. Registration is required.

Arabella - Metropolitan Opera
April 24, 2014 - New York

Swedish soprano Malin Bystrom stars in the title role of Strauss's nostalgic romance that explores the fleeting charms of youth, with Michael Volle and Genia K?hmeier. Philippe Auguin conducts.

stART (Story + Art) - Long Island Children's Museum
April 24, 2014 - Garden City

Join in each week as kids read childhood classics and are introduced to new favorites; followed by literature-inspired activities and crafts.

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.

Storytime for Tots - Rose Memorial Library
April 24, 2014 - Stony Point

Children ages 2-3 are invited to this introduction to story time with simple picture book stories, Mother Goose rhymes, fingerplays, creative movement with music, a themed coloring sheet, and bubbles. Registration is required.

Mother Goose Rhymes for Tots - Rose Memorial Library
April 24, 2014 - Stony Point

Walkers up to age 2 are invited to the library for lots of fun and pretend with feltboard stories, Mother Goose rhymes, finger plays, a simple sticker craft, and bubbles. Registration is required.

Stories, Songs, and Crafts - Rose Memorial Library
April 24, 2014 - Stony Point

Children ages 3 and up are invited to the library for picture book stories, songs, and crafts. Registration is required.

Earth Day with Michael Albert - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
April 24, 2014 - Garnerville

Children ages 5-13 are invited to the library for an Artist America Library Visit and two hour collage workshop by Artist and Author Michael Albert. Each participant receives a free art gift. Registration is required.

Sid the Science Kid - Bergen PAC
April 24, 2014 - Englewood

Sid the Science Kid, the popular PBS Kids television show produced by The Jim Henson Company, comes to life in this live stage experience. Kids and their parents will be thrilled as Sid, May, Gabriela and Gerald come to their town to discover the excitement and curiosities of the world. With mysteries to explain and wonders to discover, Sid and his friends set off on a day of excitement and adventure, asking curious questions and finding cool answers. Teacher Susie is along to keep the music flowing as the kids explore the world around them with audience interactive activities, cooperative problem solving and plenty of laughs to go around.

Storytime - Barnes & Noble Booksellers
April 24, 2014 - West Nyack

Children are invited to the store's Kid's section for a special reading of It's an Orange Aardvark! by Michael Hall. After this fun animal story time, kids will get adorable activity sheets.

Minds Matters Coaching: “Ready for Take-Off” – Parent Coaching on ADHD/LD Teens - Maverick Minds, LLC
April 24, 2014 - Ridgefield

Using a book discussion format, “Ready for Take-Off,Preparing Your Teen With ADHD or LD for College”, by Theresa Laurie Maitland, Ph.D. and Patricia Quinn, MD, will be discussed by the group. The Mind Matters book discussion program is presented by Ruthann N. Short, LCSW, Executive Function and Parent Coach. Ruthann is a licensed clinical social worker with a Master’s Degree from the University Of Connecticut Graduate School Of Social Work. Advance registration is required at

Carla Bruni - The Town Hall
April 24, 2014 - New York

Bruni is touring North America in support of her fourth album, Little French Songs, released in 2013. Carla Bruni has been writing and performing music since 1997. Her debut album, Quelqu'un m'a dit (Someone Told Me), released in 2002, was an international hit which went on to sell more than two million copies. In 2003, Bruni won the Prix Raoul Breton, awarded by SACEM (French association of songwriters and composers) to recognize and encourage an up-and-coming songwriter or composer. She was awarded the Victoire de la Musique for Best Female Artist the same year. In January 2007, Bruni released her second album, No Promises, which set English poems to music. Among the poets she selected were Yeats, Auden, Emily Dickinson, Christina Rossetti, Walter de la Mare and Dorothy Parker. This second work, which sold more than 400,000 copies worldwide, shot to the top of the charts in both France and Europe. Her third album was released 2008 and was entitled Comme si de rien n'était (As If Nothing Happened), the title of a photographic work by her brother Virginio Bruni Tedeschi that appears in the album's booklet.

Open Bounce - BounceU-Farmingdale
April 24, 2014 - Farmingdale

The sessions include music, games, and of course, play time on the giant inflatable toys. Supervision by experienced staff. Parents must remain on premises.

Family Service of Westchester Diamond Anniversary Gala - VIP Country Club
April 24, 2014 - New Rochelle

Family Services of Westchester (FSW) will celebrate 60 years of making a difference in Westchester County with its Diamond Anniversary Gala on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at VIP County Club in New Rochelle. The event will recognize honorary chair Penny Johnston-Foote, the daughter of FSW founder Marjorie Dammann, as well as all former Board Chairs and CEOs for their achievements and impact on the agency and community. The gala begins at 6pm and is open to the community. With advance registration, individual tickets are available for $350 and a variety of sponsorship opportunities are also available. For further information, please contact Marianne Gordineer at 914-305-6876 or via email at

Yoga for Kids at CSI - Congregation Sons of Israel
April 24, 2014 - Upper Nyack

Children ages 2-6 are invited to try this playful and integrative approach to yoga. Group meets most Thursday.

Cirque Du Soleil: Amaluna - Citi Field, Lot C
April 24, 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.

Homework Help - Bayside Library
April 24, 2014 - Bayside

There's a classic Beatles song with lyrics "I get by with a little help from my friends..." In this program, teen volunteers help children in grades K-6 with their school assignments. Space is limited.

Read to Rover at Mt. Kisco Public Library - Mt. Kisco Public Library
April 24, 2014 - Mt. Kisco

Children ages 5 and older are invited to read their favorite story to a dog who loves to listen! Please call 914-864-0130 for more information. Sponsored by the K9 Kids 4H Club.

Storytime at Mt. Kisco Public Library! - Mt. Kisco Public Library
April 24, 2014 - Mt. Kisco

Stories, rhymes, and songs for children ages 18 mos.-5 yrs. with a caregiver.

Film Screening: Doin' It in the Park - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
April 24, 2014 - Prospect Heights

In New York City, pick-up basketball is not just a sport: it is a way of life. There are over 700 outdoor courts and an estimated 500,000 players. This documentary features playground legends, NBA athletes, and the ballplayers calling "next" game at their local schoolyard. Director Bobbito García will introduce the film.

Earth Hour - Broadway Library
April 24, 2014 - Long Island City

The Greening Libraries staff will teach children environmental science, from water cycles to electricity to ecological services. Many topics will be discussed in this fun and interactive afterschool program! For more Greening Libraries programs please visit:

MINECRAFT FOR KIDS - Westport Library
April 24, 2014 - Westport

Play Minecraft on the Fairfield County Minecraft server, a project designed to bring Minecrafters together in a safe environment. Bring your own laptop. For grades 3-5.

Ezra Jack Keats Bedtime Stories - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
April 24, 2014 - Prospect Heights

Listen to a read-aloud of some Keats favorites, earn some free books, and then it's home for bed.

Yoga for Toddlers - Brooklyn Public Library, Leonard branch
April 24, 2014 - Williamsburg

You and your child can participate in a yoga class specifically for children ages 18-36 months.

Teaching Self-Care Skills - Brooklyn Autism Center
April 24, 2014 - Brooklyn Heights

This discussion will focus on the use of behavior chaning procedures, task analyses, and visual schedules to teach self-care skills and foster independence.

A Peek Into Poetry - Wilton Library
April 24, 2014 - Wilton

In recognition of April as National Poetry Month, the Children's Library will present four programs celebrating the art and enjoyment of poetry. Children will be introduced to various forms of poetry; they will be encouraged to read poetry out loud, and to write their own poetry to share with the class, if they wish. At the final session on Thursday, April 24th, Alan Katz, a renowned local poet, will be a guest. Parents are welcome to attend along with their children. Grades 2 through 4, registration required.

'Women Minding Their Own Business' - What's Cooking?
April 24, 2014 - Oyster Bay

Local female entrepreneurs gathering at What's Cooking? just in time for Mother's Day. Looking for that unusual & unique gift? On sale will be handmade jewelry, scarves, aprons,etc by Guata Love It, Faberge Edible Eggs by Rebecca O'Donnel on display at the Russian Tea Room, hair products by AK Studies and organic face creams and product,Pampered Chef for the kitchen and FREE $25 Gift Certificates for What's Cooking? applicable to Camp, classes, workshops or birthday parties. Free cookie decorating too. Refreshments and beverages will be served.

Crystal Clay - Franklin Square Park Public Library
April 24, 2014 - Franklin Square

Learn about making jewelry with this dazzling clay. Registration begins April 10 for grades 7+.

Free Play / Meet 'n Greet Playtime - Massapequa Library-Bar Harbor
April 24, 2014 - Massapequa Park

New to the neighborhood (or not)? Want to make friends? New parent? Want to talk to other parents / caregivers with children? Come and enjoy an informal play setting with you and your little one. Walkers and non-walkers welcome. Everyone can have fun making new friends at the library! No registration required.

Portledge Spring Open House - Portledge School
April 24, 2014 - Locust Valley

Join this open classroom and information session where Simon Owen-Williams, Head of School, as well as division heads, and current students will share their perspectives on the Portledge experience. Tours of the 60-acre campus and classrooms will follow and faculty and division heads will be available to answer questions throughout. Refreshments will be served. For more information or directions, please call the Admissions Department, Caryl Shapiro at 516-750-3239 or

Portledge Spring Open House - Portledge School
April 24, 2014 - Locust Valley

An open classroom and information session. Simon Owen-Williams, Head of School, as well as division heads, and current students will share their perspectives on the Portledge experience. Tours of the 60-acre campus and classrooms will follow and faculty and division heads will be available to answer questions throughout. Refreshments will be served. Pre-registration is suggested but not required. To register or for more information or directions, please call the Admissions Department: Caryl Shapiro (516)750-3239 or

Melissa Errico:At the Corner of 54th & Crazy - 54 Below
April 24, 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.

Children's Programs: Living Seashore--Ages 3-5 - Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
April 24, 2014 - Riverhead

Children learn about the many fascinating creatures that live under (and above) the sea and explore the aquarium with hands-on activities, stories, songs, crafts, and live animal encounters. For reservations call ext H2O(426).

Post-It Pad Animations - Children's Museum of the Arts
April 24, 2014 - Hudson Square

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

Tiny Tots - Bubbles - Center for Science Teaching and Learning
April 24, 2014 - Rockville Centre

CSTL's Tiny Tots program is held Mondays and Thursdays throughout the school year. Tiny Tots is a 1 1/2hr workshop for toddlers, ages 18 months to 3. Each week brings with it new themes, and with each new theme come new activities that both delight and educate at every turn. Every class is led by one of its friendly staff members who will include at least one story and fun activity.

Spring Fling - Singles Mingle Charity - Iron Bar & Grill NYC
April 24, 2014 - New York

***This event is open to all singles 21+. Feel free to invite friends.*** has teamed up with several leading singles and professionals’ organization throughout the NYC tri-state area to bring together hundreds of singles for this very special Spring Fling Singles Mingle Charity Event. Come out to Iron Bar on Thursday April 24, 2014 from 6:30PM – 10PM. Located just a block off Times Square, Iron Bar & Grill, is a stellar new Gastro Bar offering a featured selection of great gastronomic treats and wide selection of drinks (i.e. draft beers, wines and liquor). Over 200+ singles attended our previous singles mingle charity event. Enjoy: * Ice breaker games to get you mingling with other fun singles * Great party music (at a sensible noise level) * Cash bar – drink specials *Cost: $12.75 on/before 4/1 $15.75 4/2- 4/22 $20.00 on 4/23, 4/24 and at the door *A portion of proceeds raised will be donated to Food for the Poor Charity (, the largest international development organization in the U.S., which provides adequate shelter and nutrition for those less fortunate in third world countries. To purchase tickets online, use discount code “FELLOWSHIP” and prepay and register at

Nature Strollers - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center
April 24, 2014 - Cornwall

Hiking group for families with babies, toddlers, and young children. Take a one-hour hike along the gentle trails of the Outdoor Discovery Center and explore the field, pond, and forest. Enjoy a hands-on nature lesson presented by an Environmental Educator before heading out on the trails. The trails are stroller and toddler friendly. Meet at the Visitors Center. In case of inclement weather, call 845-534-5506 x204 for updates.

Sebastian Bach - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
April 24, 2014 - New York

Sebastian Bach has sold in excess of 20 million records worldwide as lead singer with his former band, Skid Row and as a solo artist. Sebastian Bach's most recent solo album, KICKING & SCREAMING, was met with universal acclaim and praise with Outburn declaring, "Sebastian Bach delivers a balls out gang of mountainous hooks, titanic grooves and straight down the middle hard rock." Far from just being a multi-platinum recording artist, the singer / songwriter / actor / entertainer has expanded his career over the past decade to include episodic television with a 5-season recurring role on the CW's hit series "Gilmore Girls", starring roles on Broadway ("Jekyll & Hyde", "The Rocky Horror Picture Show") and national touring companies ("Jesus Christ Superstar"), and has appeared regularly on MTV and VH1.

Women Minding Their Own Business - What's Cooking?
April 24, 2014 - Oyster Bay

Local female entreprenuers gathering at What's Cooking? just in time for Mother's Day. Looking for that perfect, unusual and unique gift? Vendors will display handmade jewelry, scarves, aprons, etc handmade from Guatamala, hair products, skincare, make-up, Pampered Chef cooking demos, and of course, FREE $25 Gift Certificates and Cookie Decorating from What's Cooking? Yummy Refreshments served, too!

Shrek the Musical - Downtown Cabaret Theatre
April 24, 2014 - Bridgeport

Shrek, based on the Oscar® winning DreamWorks film that started it all, brings the hilarious story of everyone's favorite ogre to dazzling new life on the stage. In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre — not a handsome prince — shows up to rescue a feisty princess. It's part twisted fairy tale and all irreverent fun for everyone.

Kindergarten Coffee & Tour - North Shore Montessori School
Through April 24, 2014 - Stony Brook

Learn more about what their full-day Kindergarten offers. Learning Our full-day Kindergarten builds stronger academic foundations through a robust curriculum that includes math, language arts, science, geography, art, music, and creative movement. Exploring Young children learn by doing instead of listening passively to a teacher. To support active learning, we offer hands-on materials that are self-correcting to develop independence and self-confidence. Leading Mixed age groups allow older students to serve as leaders and mentors, developing collaborative teamwork skills, along with courtesy, grace and compassion as they master the material.To learn more about the full-day Kindergarten program and to register, call 631-689-8273 or visit

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)

What Just Happened - Spectrum NYC
April 24, 2014 - NYC

Out by Ten presents What Just Happened, an evening of two solo performances by Bay Area theater artist Nina Wise at Spectrum NYC on Thursday, April 24th at 7:30 and 9pm. In her signature style, Wise builds an improvised show based on the personal and political events that have transpired over the previous 24 hours. No two shows are the same—not even in the same evening. Wise’s autobiographical performances, known for their warmth and compassion, weave irony, physicality and insight into complex, spontaneous narratives. Her work, which has been compared to a cross between Lily Tomlin, the Dalai Lama and Jules Feiffer, is at once full of humor and poignancy. Audiences repeatedly report that they have never seen anything quite like Wise before and that they are at one instant laughing so hard they are falling off their seats and the next moment moved to tears. Wise has performed What Just Happened to sold-out crowds at The Marsh in San Francisco and Berkeley, Highways in Los Angeles, at the Solo Festival in Ashland, and at Esalen Institute, Spirit Rock Meditation Center, and a number of conferences around the country. Opening for both of Wise’s performances is Second Nature, a New York-based improv trio of dancers and musicians Cassie Tunick, Heather Harpham and Danny Tunick, Limited Seating!

Anastasia Markov's NYC Debut - The Bowery Electric
April 24, 2014 - New York

Anastasia Markov, the quirky Boston-based singer-songwriter, makes her New York City debut at the Bowery Electric Thursday 4/24 at 9:30 pm. The young artist counts Kate Nash and Regina Spektor as influences, while her quirky story-telling abilities are reminiscent of Courtney Barnett, and she puts on an engaging and entertaining live show.

Jill Sobule: Dottie's Charms Album Release with Dawn Landes - City Winery
April 24, 2014 - New York

Aaron Lee Tasjan - Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2
April 24, 2014 - New York

Aaron Lee Tasjan is filled with insight and brutal honesty, humorous and sincere in a fashion which is truly unique to the man delivering the song. His songs have been heard all across the USA this past year; in just about every bar, parking lot, van and music club that is still open and still puts on live music. As you listen to the songs on his EP, you begin to understand that while Tasjan seemingly works endlessly to bring his music to whomever will listen out on the road, he is also singing these songs because he has to. There is pain within the reedy Midwestern drawl of his voice but also the ability to laugh at life’s misfortunes and ultimately transcend them by putting into words and music all of his thoughts and experiences along the way.

Beer & BBQ Tasting Event - Brother Jimmy's BBQ - Murray Hill
April 24, 2014 - New York

Brother Jimmy’s has been offering slow-smoked, down-home, North Carolina BBQ for over 20 years. With today’s deal, you can experience their Southern-style specialties plus a whole lot more with admission to this BBQ event. The event includes two hours of all-you-can-eat BBQ buffet, plus four 6-ounce beer tastings. The BBQ buffet features pulled pork, pulled chicken, rib tips, homemade potato chips with blue cheese dip, French fries and much more.

Open House: A Workshop for Parents on the Importance of Early Awareness and Testing Standards for NYC Specialized High School Placement - Kweller Prep Tutoring and Educational Services
April 24, 2014 - Forest Hills

Join Kweller Prep's student representatives from Baccalaureate High School for Global Education, Stuyvesant High School, Hunter College High School, Bronx High School of Science, Queens High School for the Sciences and high school students who have been accepted to prestigious universities such as Harvard, Yale, and Princeton will speak about NYC testing standards and why a specialized middle and/or high school placement is critical to the advancement of higher education.

Judy Chicago: The Saga of Rainbow Pickett - The Jewish Museum
April 24, 2014 - New Yokr

Influential feminist artist, author, and educator Judy Chicago reflects back on the creation of her work Rainbow Pickett, which was included in the original Primary Structures exhibition in 1966. Chicago will discuss how the artwork exemplifies the obstacles women artists faced in the art world of the 1960s and ‘70s.

'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.

Ralph Steadman – For No Good Reason Pop-up Gallery - Red Bull Studios New York
Through April 25, 2014 - New York

“For No Good Reason,” directed by Charlie Paul and featuring Johnny Depp, is a richly creative, visual feast of a film about the power and importance of art to achieve Steadman’s aim. A screening and pop-up gallery will be held at Red Bull Studios New York, April 24th and 25th 12pm-7pm and the Premiere After Party 4/25 at 8pm, MUST RSVP . The film includes music by Slash, Jason Mraz, All The American Rejects amongst others. This exhibition is a collection of work by Ralph Steadman, selected from the film ‘For No Good Reason’, which invites the audience into the artist’s studio for an intimate portrayal of his life and work. Joined by long-term friend Johnny Depp, the film explores Steadman as he finds his voice through his art, driven by a sense of duty to change the world into a better place. Working with the artist over 10 years and gathering his prolific output into a single film was a monstrous task. This exhibition, like the film, omits more art than it includes. Steadman is now in his 70’s and continues to work daily.

Taylor 2 - Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts
Through April 26, 2014 - New York

Paul Taylor's renowned Taylor 2 Company, composed of six professionals with a particular gift for his style, are headed back to the Schimmel! Don't miss three of Paul Taylor's most exceptional pieces, Aureole, Dust, and Company B.

Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet, Franck, and Anderson - New York Philharmonic
Through April 26, 2014 - New York

With conductor Sir Andrew Davis and pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin.

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.

Jon Reep - Gotham Comedy Club
Through April 26, 2014 - New York

Maybe you remember Jon as the fifth season winner on NBC's "Last Comic Standing" or have seen him on Comedy Central's "Premium Blend" or the half-hour special "Comedy Central Presents: Jon Reep". If it's not from his stand-up performances then you probably know Jon from Dodge's popular ad campaign as the "Hemi guy" where Jon is known to millions as the redheaded hillbilly in the Dodge Ram commercials who leans out of a beat-up car and utters the now famous line: "That thing gotta Hemi?"

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.

Tribeca Film Festival “Storyscapes” - BOMBAY SAPPHIRE House of Imagination
Through April 26, 2014 - New York

In collaboration with Bombay Sapphire gin, Tribeca Film Festival will showcase five selections from this year’s “Storyscapes”, a new juried section introduced at the 2013 Festival, which honors innovative, interactive, transmedia work across genres. From creating your own human choir through “On a Human Scale” to experiencing a live “Choose Your Own Documentary” performance, visitors to this immersive House of Imagination pop-up will examine how the conventions of visual storytelling are changing through genre-bending projects at the intersection of technology, interactivity and installation art; while imaginative Bombay Sapphire cocktails and artisanal bites are served gratis throughout. *public admission complimentary*

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.

James Baldwin, This Time! - New York Live Arts
Through April 27, 2014 - New York

Spanning the course of five days, James Baldwin, This Time! will include lectures, panels, performances and a full range of artistic responses. The festival will launch "The Year of Baldwin," a year-long celebration featuring Baldwin-inspired programming presented by a number of cultural institutions around the city on the occasion of what would have been the writer's 90th year.

Ballet Preljocaj - Snow White - Joyce Theater
Through April 27, 2014 - New York

The New York premiere of Ballet Preljocaj's acclaimed production of Snow White, a contemporary romantic ballet that turns the Grimm Brothers classic tale on its head. The intriguing production features compelling choreography by Angelin Preljocaj and over the top costumes by Jean Paul Gaultier.

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.

Juilliard Opera presents Massenet's 'Cendrillon' - Peter Jay Sharp Theater
Through April 27, 2014 - New York

Emmanuel Villaume, conductor Peter Kazaras, director Avery Amereau as Mme. de la Haltière, Lacey Jo Benter as Le Prince Charmant, Julia Bullock as Cendrillon, Joseph Eletto as Le Surintendent des plaisirs, Marguerite Jones as Dorothée, Kurt Kanazawa as Le Premier Ministre, James Edgar Knight as Le Doyen de la Faculté, Szymon Komasa as Pandolfe, Onay Köse as Le Roi, Hyesang Park as La Fée, Elizabeth Sutphen as Noémie French conductor Emmanuel Villaume, whose talents have been hailed by the New York Times as "vividly illuminating," returns to Juilliard to lead Juilliard Opera's production of Jules Massenet's Cendrillon (1895)--a four-act staging of librettist Henri Cain and author Charles Perrault's 1698 version of the beloved Cinderella fairy tale Tickets $30 available 3/19 at the Juilliard Box Office or online Patron/Senior/Student/Alumni tickets $15 available at the Juilliard Box Office only (Alumni must present alumni ID cards) Wednesday, April 23 at 8:00 Friday, April 25 at 8:00 Sunday, April 27 at 2:00

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).

Dance Theatre of Harlem 45th Anniversary New York Season - Jazz at Lincoln Center
Through April 27, 2014 - New York

For 45 years Dance Theatre of Harlem has changed the way people see. Join us for a season of 21st-century ballet. New productions and cherished classics.

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.

Pagbabalik: Tracing the Path Home - La MaMa E.T.C.
Through April 27, 2014 - New York City

"Pagbabalik: Tracing the Path Home" by Kinding Sindaw the New York-based southern Philippine performance troupe, entwines a contemporary story of the modern Philipines with a dramatic adaptation of the third chapter of the epic Derangen. The Derangen is a Mindanao epic shared by the Maranao, Maguindanao and Iranun tribes of the southern Philippines which celebrates episodes from regional history and stories of the tribulations of mythical heroes. This splendorous new work of dance theater is conceived and directed by Potri Ranka Manis, the daughter of a Sultan of the Maranao people of Mindanao, a true modern-day princess and tradition-bearer. Thursday, April 24: Gala performance to benefit Kalusugan Coalition, an organization that helps Philippine immigrants in New York. Tickets $40. Friday, April 25: Benefit for Kinding Sindaw, tickets $30 Regular performances Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27: $25 general admission, $20 seniors and students. Box office 212-475-7710,

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:

Robert Ashley and Alex Waterman - Vidas Perfectas - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through April 27, 2014 - New York

Alex Waterman directs Robert Ashley's "speaking opera" from 1968, in which the main speaker is asked to publicly answer 100 questions about her life by an interrogator offstage. At the Biennial, Anne Opie Wehrer's character will be replaced by four contemporary art-world personalities. No performance 4/25.

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

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