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THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN BRONX ON APRIL 24

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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.

Toddler Story Time - Westbury Friends School
Through May 31, 2012 - Westbury

Toddlers can enjoy stories, songs, and finger plays. A light snack and plenty of social interaction will be provided. A parent or caregiver must accompany each child.

New York 9/11 Memorial Lunch Cruises - Spirit Cruises
April 24, 2012 - New York

Pay an afternoon visit to the 9/11 tribute of remembrance coupled with a scenic dining cruise aboard Spirit Cruises. The 9/11 Memorial Lunch Cruise departs from Chelsea Piers and ends by docking at the new National September 11 Memorial site. These cruises ends at the 9/11 Memorial with no return service to Chelsea Piers. Boarding: Noon; Cruising: 12:30pm- 2:30pm. Price: $51.90 per adult, $34.95 per child age 3-12. The price per person includes the Lunch Cruise and a $5 donation to the 9/11 Memorial.

Free Play at the J - JCC Rockland
April 24, 2012 - West Nyack

Meet other parents and kids (ages 2-5) at this parent-hosted playdate in the Kantrowitz Kids Gym. The group meets most Tuesdays through June 19.

Hip N Hop Babies - Next Evolution
Through April 24, 2012 - Upper East Side

This one-of-a-kind 45-minute class brings music to life for babies and toddlers.

Tales & Tunes for Tiny Tots - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
April 24, 2012 - Garnerville

Walkers up to age 36 months with a parent or caregiver are invited for stories, fingerplays, songs, bubbles. Pre-registration is required.

Preschool Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
April 24, 2012 - Garnerville

Young readers ages 3-5 are invited for stories, songs, and more. Pre-registration is required.

Story Times - Barnes and Noble
April 24, 2012 - Manhasset

ADHD Parent Training with Elaine Lerner - Office of Elaine Lerner MSW CSW
April 24, 2012 - Garden City

Is your child having trouble with focus and attention, organization, behavior, hyperactivity or impulsivity? Learn child behavior management skills to give your child a better chance at success in school, at home, and in social settings. Groups now forming in Garden City and Melville. Also available for individual, couple and family therapy. Call for a complimentary 30-minute phone session to determine if you are a candidate for the training for family therapy.

Token Tuesday - The Sports Place
April 24, 2012 - Blauvelt

It's Token Tuesday at The Sports Place. Mention Rockland Parent when you buy five bags of tokens and get one bag free.

Stories Alive! - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
April 24, 2012 - Stamford

The illustrations of Fred Marcellino come alive as you journey through such stories as "Puss in Boots" and "I, Crocodile". A staff member than leads a guided tour through the exhibition.

Tuesday Tales - The Field Library
April 24, 2012 - Peekskill

Stories, songs, fingerplays, and fun for 3-5 year olds.

Mixing In Math: Height Museum - White Plains Public Library
April 24, 2012 - White Plains

How tall are you? How creative are you? Create a "Height Museum" together. For grades 1-6.

Israeli Folk Dancing - Drop-ins Welcome - JCC of Mid-Westchester
April 24, 2012 - Scarsdale

Learn the latest dances and old favorites. Instruction, requests and open session. A great way to exercise and have fun! No experience necessary. Uri Aqua, Instructor.

Story Time on the Farm - Muscoot Farm
April 24, 2012 - Katonah

People of all ages are welcome to sit, relax, and listen to different stories of farm adventures.

Story Time Book Club - Pottery Barn Kids
April 24, 2012 - 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.

Caldecott Club - Chappaqua Public Library
April 24, 2012 - Chappaqua

What makes a picture book a masterpiece? For children in grades 3-5. Registration required; space is limited.

Holistic Mom's Network Meeting: Childbirth Choices - Green Meadow Waldorf School
April 24, 2012 - Chestnut Ridge

Whether you are an expecting parent or not, join the HMN of Rockland Chapter and discuss childbirth choices. Guest speaker will be Doula Deirdre McClary.For more information, contact holisticmomrockland@gmail.com.

Toddler Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Pacific branch
April 24, 2012 - Brooklyn

Toddlers enjoy stories, books, and play.

Para los Ninos/For the Children - Brooklyn Public Library, Carroll Gardens branch
April 24, 2012 - Carroll Gardens

Enjoy stories, art and other fun learning activities at these free workshops. For children ages 3 to 8 and their families. In English and Spanish.

Preschool Time with First RIF - Brooklyn Public Library, Highlawn branch
April 24, 2012 - Brooklyn

Children up to 5 years enjoy read alouds, fingerplays, crafts, and the opportunity to earn free books through RIF.

One Stroke -Three Wooden Flower Pots with Tray - Floral Park Public Library
April 24, 2012 - Floral Park

Get ready for spring. Learn how to create three lovely hand-painted flower boxes with a tray for those spring blooms using the one-stroke painting technique. A non-refundable materials fee of $15is due when registering.

KEIKO MATSUI - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
April 24, 2012 - New York

Pianist Keiko Matsui is an icon of contemporary jazz. With over 1.2 million units sold in the U.S. alone and sold-out appearances at concert halls across the world, she is one of the most recognized artists in the genre. Her elegant piano melodies and gentle jazz grooves have enormous appeal and never disappoint her loyal fan base, which she has cultivated with over 20 albums and hundreds of stunning live shows. In addition to being a world-renowned musician, Matsui is also an active humanitarian, supporting the Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization, the National Marrow Foundation, the United Nations World Food Programme, and efforts to provide relief to Japan after the recent earthquake and tsunami. After a brief hiatus from recording at the end of the last decade, she released her latest album, The Road, early in 2011.

The Sound of Music (in concert) - Carnegie Hall
April 24, 2012 -

Join us for a special one-night-only performance of the classic Broadway musical and worldwide phenomenon that continues to warm our hearts, decades after its debut in 1959. Follow the von Trapp family through the Alps with Rodgers & Hammerstein's timeless score that includes "Edelweiss" and "Do-Re-Mi." The Sound of Music is sure to be a magical evening of enchanting, memorable music at Carnegie Hall.

Open Pop-in Playtime - Pump It Up Plainview
April 24, 2012 - Plainview

Do your kids feel the itch to bounce around like crazy? Kids will laugh, bounce, slide, play and make new friends all in a safe, clean environment. Space is limited. Call to reserve space.

Sensory Jump Events - Pump It Up Plainview
April 24, 2012 - Plainview

These sessions are specifically for kids with special needs. Bring your child to bounce, jump and slide in private arenas filled with gigantic fun inflatables. Have fun in a clean and safe environment where you can meet others or just play with your children.

Lecture Series - The Future Forest: Trees for a Changing Climate - Lasdon Park, Arboretum & Veterans Memorial
April 24, 2012 - Somers

Fee includes refreshments and hand-outs. Pre-registration required by calling 914-864-7268.

Literary Littles - Wilton Library
April 24, 2012 - 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 24, 2012 - 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 24, 2012 - Wilton

Three and four years olds are invited with their parent/caregiver for stories, singing songs and acting out finger plays and rhymes. Children in this program gain pre-reading skills and learn how to participate in a group setting. No registration necessary.

'Les Moutons' (The Sheep) - Long Island Children's Museum
April 24, 2012 - Garden City

Reality meets fantasy in this live installation that recreates a country scene in a typical urban setting. Travel to a strange and hilarious universe as CORPUS takes you through a carefully studied, surrealistic overview of sheep behavior. Meet Julie, Marie-Louise, Bernadette, and Cesar, three healthy ewes and a young ram as you take part in their daily routines, including shearing, feeding, milking and much more. This innovative performance twists reality in surprising ways and takes audience interaction to new heights. Performances will be held in outside, weather permitting.

Sleeping Beauty - Queens Library: Hillcrest Branch
April 24, 2012 - Hillcrest

Once upon a time, the Drama Posse of Queens Library at Hillcrest presented a live performance of "Sleeping Beauty." This original play is intended for preschoolers ages 3 to 6 years old and their caregivers. Seating is limited, so come snag a seat early.

Parent and Baby Yoga - Destination Maternity
April 24, 2012 - Midtown

A yoga class for new moms and their babies ages 1 month to 1 year. Ease back in physical activity and replenish your energy to meet the demands of being a new mom. This class devotes particular attention to shoulder/chest openers, back strengtheners, abdominal and pelvic floor rehab. Moms will include their infants in the yoga postures, but are welcome to come alone.

Relax, Relate, Reconnect: Seeing Your Way Out of Power Struggles with Your Teen - Ramapo for Children
April 24, 2012 - Midtown West

This workshop is an opportunity to reflect with other parents about the challenging behaviors your teen may be exhibiting at home. Work together to understand development issues that may influence your adolescent's behavior and to recognize triggers that may cause your teens to escalate. Discuss strategies for intervening and proactively approaching situations with your teen to keep conflict situations from getting out of control.

Fee-Free Days - Sagamore Hill National Historic Site
April 24, 2012 - Oyster Bay

The Historic Site will waive its admission fees April 21-29 in observance of National Park Week.

Intermarriage Workshop for Secular Jews and their Partners II - The City Congregation for Humanistic Judaism
April 24, 2012 - New York

Session II: Respecting Two Religious Heritages: With Each Other and With Our Families. A workshop for dating, engaged, or married couples, and parents of young children, this is the second of a 4-session course (April 17 and 24, May 1 and 8) that explores the secular Jewish approach to honoring joint backgrounds and respecting two religious traditions within a family. Discussion will include raising children, creating life cycle and holiday ceremonies, finding shared values, and dealing with tensions, choices, and options. 15% off if you sign up for all 4 sessions.

Shadow Box Theater presents Once Upon a Story - PS 3, The Bedford Village School
April 24, 2012 - Bedford Stuyvesant

The Shadow Box Theater celebrates diverse American cultures with this medley of tall tales and legends set to music and shadow puppetry. The show includes stories such as Johnny Appleseed, Big Annie and more plus a spirited American songfest.

It's Easy Being Green-Celebrate Earth Day with Make Meaning - Make Meaning
April 24, 2012 - New York

Come celebrate Earth Day with us! Bring your little one to learn age-appropriate ceramics paintings techniques while making an earth-friendly flower pot and leave with seeds and soil to take a little green home with you. Ages 0-5 Please RSVP to info@makemeaning.com or call 212.744.0011 now to reserve your spot! Regular price: $40 Member price: $36

It's Easy Being Green-Celebrate Earth Day with Make Meaning - Make Meaning
April 24, 2012 - New York

Come celebrate Earth Day with us! Bring your little one to learn age-appropriate ceramics paintings techniques while making an earth-friendly flower pot and leave with seeds and soil to take a little green home with you. Ages 0-5 Please RSVP to info@makemeaning.com or call 212.744.0011 now to reserve your spot! Regular price: $40 Member price: $36

Translating from the Old World to the New: Literature, Music, and Food - DaMikelle Restaurant
April 24, 2012 - Forest Hills

Come for an evening of wine, light food, music, and fun readings, all on the theme of transition from Old World to New. Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys will perform a fusion of klezmer and bluegrass. Featuring authors from Eastern Europe, including Anya Ulinich who emigrated from Russia to Phoenix, Arizona, and won the very prestigious Sami Rohr Prize for her book, Petropolis; Boris Fishman (born in Minsk), editor of The Wild East: Stories from the Last Frontier, about life in the Soviet Union, and writer and editor for The New Yorker.

Hoodie Allen & Wax - Highline Ballroom
April 24, 2012 -

The 23-year-old New York-based rapper and songwriter, Hoodie Allen, has always been an emcee who understands the importance of connecting with audiences through his lyrics. A purveyor of summertime anthems, he has gained notable buzz on the internet for his unique genre-blending style, unafraid to sample from the unconventional norms of hip-hop. Joined by Allen will be Wax, describing his music as a mix of Johnny Cash and Jay-Z. Rapper Wax (aka Michael Jones) actually began his musical career as the lead vocalist and guitarist of the six-piece band MacGregor, touring the US and releasing two albums in the first half of the '00s. In March of last year, Wax signed to Def Jam Recordings and quickly released Scublife (2011), a mixtape hosted by DJ Skee and Dale Firebird that featured singles like "Dispensary Girl" and "Two Wheels."

Open House (Grades P-4) - Rippowam Cisqua School Upper Campus
April 24, 2012 - Mt. Kisco

Take a tour, hear a message from the head of school, and meet current parents and administration. For more information or to RSVP, contact Susie Danziger at susie_danziger@rcsny.org or 914-244-1292.

Author Visit: Roni Schotter - Little Joe's Books
April 24, 2012 - Katonah

Roni Schotter is the award-winning author of 29 books for children. She will be reading her newly published book, "All About Grandmas" (a great Mother's Day book/gift for any Grandma!). In addition, Roni will be speaking about the art and craft of writing, how a book is made, and how important it is for children to use their imaginations. Roni is particularly known for two of her books, "Nothing Ever Happens on 90th Street," and "The Boy Who Loved Words," both of which inspire young people to recognize and record their stories, and to use and enjoy words. This visit is ideal for Elementary School children.

TEDxCOOPERUNION: FOUND IN TRANSLATION - The Cooper Union - The Rose Auditorium
April 24, 2012 - New York

Lateral thinking can often expose new connections and inspire innovation. TEDxCooperUnion: Found In Translation on April 24, 5-9PM at The Cooper Union, will feature live speakers, TEDTalks video and discussions exploring the intersections between engineering, art, architecture and the humanities. Presenters include: • Ron Gonen, Co-founder of RecycleBank,, will talk about his new venture to convert dog waste into clean energy. • Flora Lichtman, the multimedia editor at NPR’s "Science Friday," will give her top five list of How To Talk To Scientists. • Sangu Iyer (CE ‘1999), writer and PE, will talk about "Soiled Hands," her essay published in the anthology Primate People: Saving Nonhuman Primates through Education, Advocacy and Sanctuary. • Benji Strauss (BME ‘12) will talk about his work as a volunteer EMT and the dangers of missing silent heart attacks. TEDxCooperUnion is licensed by TED and independently organized by Albert Nerken School of Engineering at The Cooper Union Professor, alumna, and TED Fellow Nina Tandon. INFO: http://bit.ly/CU_TEDx TICKETS: http://tedxcooperunion.eventbrite.com/

College Admissions - Temple Avodah
April 24, 2012 - Oceanside

Join Dr. Rachelle Wolosoff, award-winning National Board Certified educator and independent college admission consultant, to learn about the college admission and search process. Great opportunity for 9th, 10th and 11th graders and their parents to ask questions and prepare for what's down the road.

SUMMER BEAUTY: Free Sun Kissed Facials from Sonya Dakar Skincare - Barneys New York
April 24, 2012 - New York

Hope you are doing well! On Tuesday, April 24, 2012, Sonya Dakar Skincare celebrates the launch of their newest beauty breakthrough, MicroVenom Daily Defense SPF 30, exclusively at Barneys New York. As part of the celebration, Barneys shoppers will be treated to free SunKissed Facials and exclusive product specials to illuminate dull complexions -- just in time for spring and summer weather. Powered by regenerative apple stem cell technology and wrinkle-smoothing synthetic snake venom, MicroVenom addresses anti-aging on three fronts: protection, prevention, and regeneration. Here are the key event details: WHO: Sonya Dakar Skincare and Barneys New York WHAT: The exclusive launch of Sonya Dakar Skincare's highly anticipated new line, MicroVenom. Free customized SunKissed Facials, consultations and exclusive product specials for Barneys shoppers. Sonya Dakar Skincare will be donating a portion of the proceeds to The Skin Cancer Foundation.

2012 Democratic Presidential Candidate Vermin Supreme Headlines Panel on Actitainment - Jalopy
April 24, 2012 - Brooklyn

Satirical-activist Vermin Supreme will headline a discussion about “actitainment,” a political movement combining activism and entertainment which has gained momentum in the last ten years. Is actitainment an effective tool to bring about political change, or at least raise awareness of political issues? The discussion will cover the tactics of AdBusters, The Yes Men, Reverend Billy, Jon Stewart, Vermin Supreme and others. Also on the panel will be film producer John Rubino (“Vodka Rocks!”), and film producer Keil Trosh (“Human Resources”). Questions for the panel can be uploaded to Twitter for consideration by the panel moderator prior to the Q&A (#actitainment, #vodka-rocks). A Twitter contest will be held with a prize awarded for the best Twitter entry. See Jalopy calendar for more details.

UG! COMEDY SHOW!! 3.0 (Tuesday April. 24th) - Mug Lounge
April 24, 2012 - NYC

UG! COMEDY SHOW!! Tuesday April 24th, 2012 ed. 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 ($3 drafts $4 wells)! So what are you waiting for? Come down and UG! it with us!!! UG! COMEDY SHOW!! (Now @ MUG) Presented by Todd Montesi and Pat Rigby : TUESDAYS @ MUG Lounge 448 East 13th st. (bet. 1st and ave. A) showtime: 8:00PM No Cover, One Drink Min. ($3 drafts, $4 wells) For info/reservations: (646) 746-1357 Via subway: L train to 1st ave.; or F train to 2nd ave. This week’s guests (Tuesday April 24th, 2012 ed.): Kick-Ass Justy Dodge! In Your Face Rich Carucci! Booyah! Zack Young! Pow! Mike Weiss! Alice ‘BOOM!’ Wooster! Justin ‘Damn Cunts!’ Murray! ”I’m On Bored to Death!!” Angry Bob! Adam ‘Zing!’ Lowitt! The Wily Vet, Debbie Bazza! The Iowan Ben Gran! Hosted by Pat Rigby! Featuring Todd Montesi!! UG IT http://www.youtube.com/MONTIKILLAVISION http://www.facebook.com/group.php?v=wall&gid=313089353295

Free Craft Saturdays - Welcome Spring Banner - Straight A's
Through April 27, 2012 - White Plains

Free drop-in arts & crafts.

Let's Go Fly a Kite - Long Island Children's Museum
Through April 27, 2012 - Garden City

Sail into spring as you design a kite decoration to celebrate the new season. Use special dot markers, yarn, and paper to create a one-of-kind kite. The program runs through April 27, 2012.

Wolf Camp for Kids (Grades 2-5) - Wolf Conservation Center
Through April 27, 2012 - South Salem

Give the young animal lover in your family a chance to thrive among wolves all week long! The four-day program (April 24-27) will include opportunities for your child to learn all about wolves (Wolf 101), discover the various myths that surround wolves, and to create their own and share, walk with a wolf, play a unique game of hide-and-seek using tracking and telemetry tools that real wolf biologists use in the field, create plaster paw prints from real tracks in the field, do "wolfy" arts and crafts, attend howl-a-thons, and more. Program will run with a minimum of 4 children and a maximum of 10. All children who complete the program will get a special "Junior Wolf Biologist" certificate. Pre-registration is required. Information and registration are available at nywolf.org.

David Lyle 'Misbehaving' - Lyons Wier Gallery
Through April 28, 2012 - New York

David Lyle Misbehaving April 5 - 28, 2011 Artist’s Reception: Thursday, April 5th, 2012, 6-8pm Lyons Wier Gallery 542 West 24th St., New York, NY 10011 Gallery Hours: Tues - Sat, 11-6pm Nearest subway: C,E @ 23rd St & 8th Ave Lyons Wier Gallery is pleased to present Misbehaving, a new body of work by artist David Lyle. Working from found vintage and vernacular photographs, Lyle seamlessly composes works that harken back to 1950’s and 1960’s America - not as they were, but skewed and reimagined by the artist. Lyle’s painstakingly reductive painting process is a very crucial element to the evolution of his final images. Each piece is rendered using only black paint and turpentine. Lyle begins his process by priming a panel with white gesso. He then paints a thin, rich, oily black veneer over the primed panel, slowly and systematically developing his images by removing some of the black paint with a cloth. In doing so, Lyle renders layer upon layer of various values of black paint resulting in his signature-style of luminescent works. In Misbehaving, we see how Lyle’s methodology combined with his acerbic wit creates an altered reality rife with cynicism and bursting with mischief. Lyle is impeccably faithful to the vintage photographs that inspire his work – until a point in which he instills a cultural reference so familiar, yet iconoclastic, as to leave the viewer wincing, laughing, or really thinking -- often it is all three. This series presents the most innocuous images of bygone times catalyzed by suggestive, sad, or outright strange anachronisms. An adolescent girl snips pages from a Playboy magazine on her tidy bed (Show and Tell); a deadpan scientist holds a hand to a cage of monkeys, among them Elmo from Sesame Street (Wrongfully Accused); an all American ‘50s family is glued to a TV set in admiration of The Simpsons (Family Time). These are juxtaposed with pieces like The Tin Man's Broken Heart and And Then There Was Light that present subtler dynamics more redolent of the artist's personal history and sense of childhood. In a time when Americans are as nostalgic as they are dependent on technology, such work is bitingly astute. Lyle's art seems to ask, “Were we really so good back then?” and if not, “Are we really so bad now?” David Lyle attended the University of California at Santa Barbara’s College of Creative Studies. His work has been exhibited in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Laguna Beach, and in Japan and covered in publications such as New York Magazine, Modern Painter, New American Paintings, American Artist, Hi-Fructose, Proximity Magazine and Coast Magazine. This is Lyle’s second solo exhibition with Lyons Wier Gallery.

Rembrandt's World: Dutch Drawings from the Clement C. Moore Collection - Morgan Library & Museum
Through April 29, 2012 -

This exhibition focuses on artists who worked in their native Holland during the fertile period of the seventeenth century known as the Dutch Golden Age.

Run! Jump! Fly! Adventures in Action - Stepping Stones Museum
Through April 29, 2012 - Norwalk

This temporary exhibit is designed to get kids moving by introducing them to non-competitive activities such as kung fu, surfing, snowboarding, yoga and horizontal climbing. Developers worked to make the exhibit activities accessible to visitors with varying physical abilities and developmental needs.

White Gold: Highlights from the Arnhold Collection of Meissen Porcelain - Frick Collection
Through April 29, 2012 - New York

The Portico Gallery for Decorative Arts and Sculpture opens in late December with an inaugural exhibition of works drawn from Henry Arnhold's promised gift of 131 examples of Meissen porcelain from the early years of this Royal Manufactory's production. On view through April 29, 2012, White Gold: Highlights from the Arnhold Collection of Meissen Porcelain will feature approximately seventy of these objects, presented along with a group of eighteenth-century sculptures by Jean-Antoine Houdon (1740–1828). Among the latter works is the full-length terracotta Diana the Huntress, a signature work at the Frick that returns to view having been recently cleaned and treated. It finds a permanent home in the new portico gallery, while the ongoing display of other sculptures and ceramics will rotate periodically.

The Mystery of the Mayan Medallion - Long Island Children's Museum
Through April 29, 2012 - Garden City

Get a taste of what it's like to be an archaeologist as you join in the treasure quest and immerse yourself in the intrigue of Maya culture. Watch the video left behind by the missing archaeological team, then piece together their clues to find the jade medallion. The exhibits runs through April 29, 2012.

AMERICAN VANGUARDS: GRAHAM, DAVIS, GORKY, DE KOONING, AND THEIR CIRCLE, 1927-1942 - Neuberger Museum of Art
Through April 29, 2012 - Purchase

From the late 1920s to the early 1940s, many of America's most inventive and important artists, including Stuart Davis, Arshile Gorky, Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, and Adolph Gottlieb, forged their identities, dramatically transforming conceptions of what a painting or sculpture could be. A group linked by friendship and common aspirations, many had shared experiences in the classes of influential Czech Cubist Jan Matulka at the Art Students League and in the Federal Art Project during the Great Depression. Most significantly, they were all closely associated with John Graham (1887-1961), the enigmatic Russian-born artist, connoisseur, and theorist. They, along with others such as Jackson Pollock and David Smith, all drawn together by their common commitment to modernism and their eagerness to exchange ideas, played a critical role in developing and defining American modernism. This exhibition showcases more than sixty works of art from these vital years by Graham and the members of his circle, providing compelling testimony to the dialogue and cross-fertilization that existed during this period in the history of American art. The high level of the work these artists made not only points ahead to their future accomplishments, but also demonstrates that the decade of the thirties, far from being solely a period of depression and retrenchment, was a time of exciting and important innovation. The exhibition sheds new light on the New York School, abstract Expressionism and the vitality of American modernism between the two world wars, providing a long overdue examination of an important and little-studied period in American art. Through April 29.

Ballet Hispanico - Joyce Theater
Through April 29, 2012 -

Ballet Hispanico pays tribute to the richness and range of its Latino roots—and the diverse talents of the company's dancers—with a Joyce season that features African and indigenous influences. Highlights include the world premiere of Espiritu Vivo, created especially for Ballet Hispanico by Ronald K. Brown and set to music by Afro-Peruvian singing sensation Susana Baca; and the Joyce premiere of Asuka, Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro's first work for the company, an exuberant homage to salsa legend Celia Cruz.

Making Books Sing's THE BUTTERFLY - The Mint Theater
Through April 29, 2012 - New York

Every Saturday & Sunday, 2pm & 4pm. A one-hour family musical about the friendship between two adolescent girls, one French Catholic and one Jewish, set in WWII in France. Based on the book by Patricia Polacco. Best for ages 7 and up! The Mint Theater 311 West 43rd Street (bet. 8-9th Avenue) 3rd Floor Tickets: $10 -15 Tickets on now sale at: www.makingbookssing.org

Ailey II 2012 NEW YORK SEASON - THE AILEY CITIGROUP THEATER
Through April 29, 2012 - New york

Led by one of the dance world's most deeply admired figures in her final season as Artistic Director, Ailey II's 12 rising stars will take the stage in their home theater April 18- 29 for 14 exciting performances of new works and repertory favorites. For almost four decades, Artistic Director Sylvia Waters has groomed and nurtured the world's most talented young dancers as members of Ailey II. To lead the company forward, Ms. Waters named Troy Powell, the veteran Ailey dancer, teacher, choreographer and Ailey II Associate Artistic Director since 2003, as her successor. Sylvia Waters will retire June 30, 2012. Ailey II is at the peak of its popularity, winning rave reviews and regularly selling out performances all over the world. The Company's New York season will feature two diverse programs: Modern Moves & Contemporary Choices. Premieres include Artistic Director Designate Troy Powell's Reference Point, Mina Yoo's Boulevard and Stephanie Batten Bland's The Legacy of Inheritance. The Company's two-week New York season will also feature three repertory favorites: Shards by Donald Byrd, Echoes by Thang Dao and The Corner by Kyle Abraham. For more information and for tickets, visit www.alvinailey.org or www.ovationtix.com or call 866-811-4111.

'Legally Blonde' - The Musical - Westchester Broadway Theatre
Through April 29, 2012 - Elmsford

Based on the hit movie, "Legally Blonde" is a fresh and effervescent evening of musical fun. When Sorority girl, Elle Woods gets dumped, she decides to get "serious" to win her boyfriend back. But once at Harvard Law, she discovers the true power behind being legally blonde. This seven-time Tony Award-nominated musical is an all-singing, all-dancing, feel-good musical comedy that proves being true to yourself never goes out of style. Show runs March 29 through April 29. Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday matinees including lunch; Thursday, Friday Saturday, and Sunday Evenings including dinner.

Galli Theater's 'Cinderella' - National Comedy Theatre
Through April 29, 2012 - Midtown West

Galli's "Cinderella" is an uplifting remake of the original Grimm story about a pure-hearted girl who loses her mother but finds her prince. Underlying this story of overcoming hardships and finding love is the concept of bullying. Cinderella is constantly ridiculed and bullied, just as many children are today. But in the world of theater and the Galli method of acting, this may not be such a horrible thing.

Empanada For A Dream - TBG Theatre
Through April 29, 2012 - New York

Downtown on Allen Street -- Everybody’s blasting – Bacchata. Merengue. Salsa. Everybody’s cooking – Plantains. Paella. Empanadas. Boys play Baseball, Football, Skully, Johnny on the Pony. And this girl – the most beautiful girl – watches from a window. EMPANADA FOR A DREAM is a poignant and entertaining portrait of family and neighborhood – set against the secret that destroys it all. It’s a story about growing up. It’s a story about getting out. And coming back -- to one boy’s Lower East Side. Founded in 2012, Ballybeg is a new non-profit theatre company committed to working in spaces where the barriers between the show and the audience can be eliminated. By presenting new plays (and American classics) in intimate venues, it’s Ballybeg’s goal to make the deepest possible connection with its audience. Regarding this project, Producer John Adams says: “This extraordinary piece is in development – in fact, it’s going on to a major Latino Theatre Festival in Chicago this summer. It was Juan who graciously offered to provide us with this, our first show. Ballybeg is proud to be part of the journey of the play and to share it with our audience.” Tickets for EMPANADA FOR A DREAM are $18 and can be purchased by visiting www.smarttix.com or by calling 212-868-4444. For more information, visit www.ballybeg.org. Performances for EMPANADA FOR A DREAM will be held at TBG Studio Theatre, 312 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor, between 8th and 9th Avenues, NYC 10018. Performances dates are: Saturday, April 21st @ 8pm; Sunday, April 22nd @ 3pm; Friday, April 27th @ 8pm; Saturday, April 28th @ 8pm;Sunday, April 29th @ 3pm; Sunday, April 29th @ 7pm. The runtime is approximately 85 minutes with no intermission. EMPANADA FOR A DREAM is presented by Ballybeg. Artistic Director: Alex Levy; Managing Director: John Adams; Associate Director: Paul Deines; Sound & Lighting Design: Greg Goff; Publicist:Paul Siebold/Off Off PR. Juan Francisco Villa (Playwright/Performer) grew up on the Lower East Side the son of first generation immigrants from Columbia. He is a recovering Catholic after 8 years at Our Lady of Sorrows Elementary, 4 years at the Jesuit All Boys High School La Salle Academy, and 4 ½ years at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY (that’s 8 years of Jesuits). Juan made his acting debut in 4th grade, when recess was rained out, performing his solo staged reading of The Emperor’s New Clothes in the school cafeteria. Later on, he was hoodwinked into choosing Pippin over Varsity Baseball, and he hasn’t looked back since. Like a good native New Yorker, at age 25, he left town -- for Chicago -- where he honed his skills at Improv Olympic, Second City, The Goodman Theater, Steppenwolf Theater, Lookingglass Theater and American Theater Company. He has had the honor of working with esteemed playwrights Laura Eason and Ifa Bayeza and has acted in El Grito del Bronx by Migdalia Cruz and Massacre or Sing to Your Children by Jose Rivera, both for the Goodman Theatre. His Chicago Steppenwolf credits include Elliot: A Soldier’s Fugue by Quiara Alegria-Hudes and Take Me Out by Richard Greenberg. Juan moved back to NYC and graduated from Maggie Flanigan’s Meisner Conservatory. He has performed Off and Off Off Broadway at Rattlestick, Mabou Mines/SUITE, INTAR, Monarch, HERO Theater, Lark Play Development, Collaberaction Town, BAX and 59E59. Juan has worked as a Teaching Artist with Manhattan Theater Club, and in Chicago, Pegasus Players, Salsation and Teatro Vista. Through the Peoples Theater Project, he currently teaches English skills through Acting Shakespeare to Harbor Heights 8th graders in Washington Heights. He has been an ensemble member of SALSATION, Chicago's first Latino Sketch/Improv Group and is a current ensemble member of InViolet Theater Company in NYC and Teatro Vista, Chicago’s largest, non–profit–equity, Latino theater company producing full scale, Latino oriented, theatrical productions in English. He will be doing a full production of Empanada for a Dream this summer in Chicago as a co-production with Teatro Vista and Collaberaction. Juan is a proud member of AEA/SAG/AFTRA. Alex Levy (Director) Alex’s work has been seen throughout the United States and around the world. He recently developed and mounted the national tour of America Amerique for The JENA Company. In Los Angeles he has directed the premiere of In the Red for the ARK Theatre and Copenhagen, Home Frontand Dead Man’s Cell Phone for UCLA. Alex served as Artistic Director of Pegasus Players in Chicago for five years. His directing credits there include Continental Divide, Golda’s Balcony (Joseph Jefferson Award for “Outstanding Solo Performance”), The Upper Room (Joseph Jefferson Citation for “Best New Work”), Black Caesar (Three Black Excellence Nominations), Still Life, and Broadway Bound (Joseph Jefferson nominated for four citations including “Best Production” and winner of the After Dark Award for “Best Ensemble”) and The One-Eyed Man is King, as well as nine productions for the Chicago Young Playwrights Festival. His production of My Soul is a Witness was featured in the Hindu Metro-Plus International Theatre Festival in Chennai, India and toured several cities throughout India. Alex twice led international tours through the Middle East sponsored by The United States State Department. In 2010, Alex was selected to participate in Dah Theatre’s International Research Center for Actors and Directors in Belgrade, Serbia. He has also worked with the Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, Red Twist Theatre, Smoke and Mirrors, Serendipity Theatre Collective, Chicago Dramatists, Theatre Building Chicago, Oakton College, Loyola University, The Studio Theatre in Washington D.C. and Geva Theatre in Rochester, N.Y. Alex holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Rochester. Earlier this year, he directed an ensemble created piece called Dark Sun at the University of California Los Angeles. A member of their graduate theatre program since 2009, Alex will receive his Masters in Directing this June. John Adams (Managing Director) for four decades has been a director, producer and/or manager for national tour productions serving performing arts centers and universities nationwide. For his own company, Daedalus Productions, he produced, managed, and/or directed 35 productions including Homeby Samm-Art Williams, The Blood Knot by Athol Fugard, Ain’t Misbehavin’ and for colored girls…Other highlights include the Royal Shakespeare Company program Sylvia Plath and the first Equity National ofFrom the Mississippi Delta. For Encore Attractions, John served as Associate Producer and Director of Marketing for ten national tours, with credits ranging Master Class starring Charlotte Cornwall from the Royal National Theatre and Unforgettable: The Nat King Cole Story to two tours of Mahalia, A Gospel Musical. For the past ten years, John has been the producer and managing director for The JENA Company, which he also founded. His productions have included Unsinkable Women: Stories and Songs from The Titanic, and Black Broadway. More recently JENA mounted Rejoice Dear Hearts, An Evening With Brother Dave Gardner, and My Soul Is A Witness and Jackie, Vi & Lena, two chronicles of the Civil Rights Movement by award- winning Chicago playwright, David Barr III. For Winter/Spring 2010, the company offered America Amerique. Highlighting stories of American Immigrants, 1845 to the present, this new piece was written by John in collaboration with historian Thomas Jessen Adams. The production was developed and directed by John’s partner in Ballybeg, Alex Levy.

Puss in Boots - Puppetworks
Through April 30, 2012 - Park Slope

Puppetworks presents Perrault's 1697 French fantasy Puss in Boots with an original score and a live ogre.

'Walkin' After Midnight' -Kaleidozone - Long Island Children's Museum
Through April 30, 2012 - Garden City

Using her childhood as inspiration, artist Danielle O'Malley has created an interactive exhibit where visitors can move through a miniature neighborhood with the help of small dolls and folk stories. The exhibit runs through April 30, 2012.

Black History Month Exhibit - Madame Tussauds New York
Through April 30, 2012 - Manhattan

This special interactive exhibit in celebration of Black History Month will feature a new wax likeness of Aretha Franklin (unveiling on February 2 at 10am). The exhibit will also feature some of history's most influential African-American musicians and performers in a special setting, inviting guests to interact with and pose for photos with Billie Holiday; play the harmonica alongside a young Stevie Wonder; stand at the microphone with the "Godfather of Soul," James Brown, as be belts out a tune; and join "The First Lady of Song," Ella Fitzgerald, in a duet. Visitors can also browse biographical information and historical facts on each performer.

Playtime with Sammie and Tudie - Sprout San Francisco
Through April 30, 2012 - Upper East Side

Sammie and Tudie's Playtime is an interactive class for kids ages 1-3 1/2 years. Each week a new theme is the center of the fun: monkeys, dinosaurs, butterflies, trains, teddy bears, and other age-appropriate options. Sammie and Tudie use the theme to create 45 minutes of fun including music, puppets, finger plays, felt board stories, and even a little magic thrown in. This is a 'mommy and me' style class to learn and grow in. Drop in: $25. Discounted 3- and 5-class packages are also available.

Playtime with Sammie and Tudie - Go Fish
Through April 30, 2012 - Upper East Side

Sammie and Tudie's Playtime is an interactive class for kids ages 1-3 1/2 years. Each week a new theme is the center of the fun: monkeys, dinosaurs, butterflies, trains, teddy bears, and other age-appropriate options. Sammie and Tudie use the theme to create 45 minutes of fun including music, puppets, finger plays, felt board stories, and even a little magic thrown in. This is a 'mommy and me' style class to learn and grow in. Drop in: $25. Discounted 3- and 5-class packages are also available.

Hanami - Cherry Blossom Season - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Through April 30, 2012 - Crown Heights

From April 1 to 29, Brooklyn Botanic Garden celebrates Hanami, the Japanese cultural tradition of experiencing each moment of the cherry blossom season, from buds to blossoms. Upcoming highlights for the 2012 season include free tours, Japanese food, an opportunity to meet the curator of the event, and Hanami-related goods for purchase.

Math Tutoring - Ossining Public Library
Through April 30, 2012 - Ossining

Students in grades 6 and up will demystify differential equations and tackle tricky trigonometry with certified math tutors. Please bring homework assignments and problem sets to each session. In the 2nd Floor Conference Room. Ongoing Mondays, April 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30.

Pack Chat for Kids (ages 4-8) - Wolf Conservation Center
Through April 30, 2012 - South Salem

An introduction to wolves for families with young children. Kids learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the important role of wolves in the natural world. Guests will visit Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa, and Zephyr, as well as the center's other endangered wolves, and enjoy hot beverages in the woodstove-heated classroom. Pre-registration required. April 1, 5, 14, 22 and 29 at 11am.

Wolves of North America - Wolf Conservation Center
Through April 30, 2012 - South Salem

Learn about the mythology, biology, and ecology of wolf families and discover why this is such a magical time for packs in North America. Guests will visit Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa and Zephyr as well as the WCCs endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves. Don't forget a camera. Pre-registration required. April 3, 6, and 21 at 11am; April 29 at 2pm; April 11 at 4pm.

Evening Howl for All Ages - Wolf Conservation Center
Through April 30, 2012 - South Salem

Learn about the mythology, biology, and ecology of wolf families and discover why this is such a magical time for packs in North America. Guests will visit Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa and Zephyr as well as the WCCs other endangered wolves, and take a sunset hike to howl with the wolves during their favorite hour. Don't forget a camera. Pre-registration required. April 6, 17 and 21 at 6pm.

Blooming Naturalists - Prospect Park Audobon Center
Through April 30, 2012 - Flatbush

Spring into action and train to be a naturalist. Learn how to use tools of the trade and make your own nature journal.

Spring Sprouts - Lefferts Historic House
Through April 30, 2012 - Flatbush

Check out how our historic kitchen garden is coming along this spring and make your own pot of herbs to take home using newspaper, soil, and seeds.

Teacher in the Library - The Field Library
Through April 30, 2012 - Peekskill

Puzzled by a homework assignment? Only understand a fraction of your math? Drop in for homework help from a certified teacher. Homework help is available April 9, 10, 12, 16, 17, 23, 24, 26, and 30, from 4-6pm.

Book Babies - The Field Library
Through April 30, 2012 - Peekskill

An interactive program for the littlest library lovers (babies to age 3) and their caregivers. Stories, songs, fingerplays, and play time. Wednesdays at 11am, April 11, 18, and 25.

TRAILWALKER'S CLUB - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through April 30, 2012 - Scarsdale

Slip on your boots and join the new Trailwalker's Club. Trailwalkers aims to get adults of all ages outdoors for 20-30 minute morning walks in the woods. Just show up in front of the Manor House at 8am to check in, make new friends and start the day with fresh air and exercise. Tuesdays, April 3, 10, 17, and 24.

Free Saturday Crafts for Kids - Lakeshore Learning Store
Through April 30, 2012 - Scarsdale

Free crafts for kids ages 3 and older. April 7 (Fun Bunny Basket), 14 (Cowboy Boot Bag), 21 (Little Gardener Apron for Earth Day), and 28 (Fancy Feathered Bird). Please visit www.LakeshoreLearning.com/FreeCrafts4Kids for more information.

Croton-on-Hudson Winter Market (Formerly Briarcliff Indoor) - Van Wyck Shopping Plaza II
Through April 30, 2012 - Croton-on-Hudson

Farm-fresh foods from local vendors. Saturdays, April 7, 14, 21, and 28.

Mamaroneck Indoor Market - St. Thomas' Episcopal Church - Heathcote Hall
Through April 30, 2012 - Mamaroneck

Farm-fresh foods from local vendors. Saturdays, April 7, 14, 21, and 28.

Community Gallery - Long Island Children's Museum
Through April 30, 2012 - Garden City

Stop by the Community Gallery to view a mixed media exhibition featuring the artwork of elementary school students from Elmont School District. The exhibit runs Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm, through April 30, 2012

Chess - Ossining Public Library
Through April 30, 2012 - Ossining

Chess lovers of all ages are welcome to come play. Contact the Reference Department for more information. In the 2nd Floor Conference Room. Ongoing Tuesdays, April 3, 10, 17, and 24.

Homework Help - Ossining Public Library
Through April 30, 2012 - Ossining

A teacher is available in the Children's Room to help children with homework and projects. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, April 2, 3, 5, 9, 10, 12, 16, 17, 19, 23, 24, and 26.

Time for Twos - Ossining Public Library
Through April 30, 2012 - Ossining

Short stories, finger plays, and activities for 2-year-olds with a parent or caregiver. In the Children's Program Room. Ongoing Thursdays, April 5, 12, 19, and 26.

Mother Goose Story Time - Ossining Public Library
Through April 30, 2012 - Ossining

Mother Goose rhymes and songs with lots of participation and music, for children ages 1 to 2-1/2 years old with a parent or caregiver. In the Children's Program Room. Ongoing Mondays, Mondays, April 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30.

Baby Laptime - Ossining Public Library
Through April 30, 2012 - Ossining

Finger plays and lap games in a small group setting, for babies who are not yet walking. In the Children's Program Room. Ongoing Mondays, April 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30.

Planes, Trains and Automobiles - Ossining Public Library
Through April 30, 2012 - Ossining

Stories and free play with the Library's collection of cars, trucks, and trains for ages 2 older with a parent or caregiver. In the Children's Program Room. Ongoing Fridays, Fridays, April 6, 13, 20, and 27.

First Steps at the Library - Ossining Public Library
Through April 30, 2012 - Ossining

For preschoolers with a parent or caregiver. In the Children's Program Room. Ongoing Fridays, April 6, 13, 20, and 27.

Brick Builders - Ossining Public Library
Through April 30, 2012 - Ossining

A Lego building club for children in grades 1 and up. Ongoing Fridays, April 6, 13, 20, and 27.

Pre-School Pals - Ossining Public Library
Through April 30, 2012 - Ossining

Stories and crafts for ages 3-5 years with a parent or caregiver. In the Children's Program Room. Ongoing Tuesdays, April 3, 10, 17, and 24.

Family Fun - Ossining Public Library
Through April 30, 2012 - Ossining

Stories and crafts for all ages and families (children ages 6 and younger must be accompanied by an adult). In the Children's Program Room. Ongoing Wednesdays, April 4, 11, 18, and 25.

Bi-Lingual Story Time at the Ossining Public Library - Ossining Public Library
Through April 30, 2012 - Ossining

Bi-lingual stories and crafts in English and Spanish for all ages (children 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult). Ongoing Wednesdays, April 4, 11, 18, and 25.

UniverSoul Circus - Floyd Bennett Field
Through April 30, 2012 - Marine Park

The UniverSoul Circus sets up its tent from April 18-29, bringing a mix of music, artistry, comedy, circus acrobatics, and dance.

Daniel Bottero Art Exhibit: The Love of the Poet - Time Warner Center
Through April 30, 2012 - New York

More than 60 works of art by Argentine painter Daniel Bottero, a favorite of the New York-Palm Beach and Hollywood sets, will be featured in a special month-long exhibition at Time Warner Center. The Works of Daniel Bottero will include the artist’s newest work amongst other abstract paintings created in his Miami studio, which bring his experiences and emotions to canvas using bold colors and dramatic images. Daniel Bottero’s work has been represented in galleries and museums around the world and his paintings can be found among the private collections of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, Al Pacino, Oscar de la Hoya and Gloria Estefan. Visit http://botterocollector.com.

April is Book Swap Month - Torly Kid
Through April 30, 2012 - Tribeca

Refresh your library in a sustainable way! April is Book Swap Month at Torly Kid. Bring your “gently used” picture or chapter books in and trade them for other books Torly Kid has collected. At the end of the month, all remaining books will be donated to a charity.

The Cocktail of April - KRISTALBELLI
Through April 30, 2012 - New York

KRISTALBELLI The Cocktail of April Complimentary Crystal Cocktail for the Guests Born in April! * Valid ID Required

Dick Tracy vs. Crime Inc. - Museum of the Moving Image
Through May 01, 2012 - Astoria

There are daily screenings of episodes of classic movie serials in Tut's Fever Movie Palace, an artwork by Red Grooms and Lysiane Luong that pays homage to the movie palace. Dick Tracy vs. Crime Inc. is a thrilled-filled serial about the iron-jawed crime fighter whose adversary, the Ghost, can turn himself invisible. Families can enjoy fifteen episodes, with new episodes available weekly.

Giant Puppet-Making Workshop - Westbeth Center for the Arts
Through May 02, 2012 - West Village

As featured artists of the 2012 PEN World Voices Festival, PAW leads free drop-in workshops to create giant puppets and other visual elements for mobile performances on NYC's spectacular High Line. In this workshop, staff and students will translate the sensual anatomy of books, bindings, folios, paper, and print into bibliomorphic puppets and performing objects that officially open the Festival with a Parade of Illuminations on April 30 at dusk. On subsequent Festival evenings, roving performances of Ex Libris will inhabit the Highline, leaving behind PEN-authored texts in the hands of a few lucky passers-by. The workshops run April 21-May 2 at the Westbeth Center for the Arts. No experience is necessary and older kids are welcome if accompanied by an adult. Staff will introduce participants to techniques in large-scale puppetry, illuminated structures, paper-casting, low-tech printmaking, and "altered books," ultimately offering the opportunity to bring the students' creations to life on The High Line. For more information, contact penvolunteer@gmail.com.

Winfred Rembert: Amazing Grace - Hudson River Museum
Through May 05, 2012 - Yonkers

Winfred Rembert: Amazing Grace is the first major museum exhibition dedicated to this mid-career, self-taught artist. The exhibit shows the dramatic, biographical nature of Rembert's art as it documents the tumultuous moments of civil rights history. More than 50 original works that Rembert created from stretched, stained, and etched leather, historical photographs of his life, and a new documentary of his work, created by noted filmmaker Vivian Ducat, will be on view. In the galleries, traditional gospel music, pivotal for Rembert, will be heard in recordings, and Rembert will both sing gospel songs and discuss his experiences in the galleries on several dates. Rembert, a boy growing up in 1950s rural Georgia, did backbreaking labor in the cotton fields. As a young man, he barely escaped arrest during a 1960's civil rights march, and survived a near lynching. A prisoner serving an unjust seven-year sentence, he learned to make pattern and design on hand tooled leather by watching a fellow inmate create tooled leather wallets. Years later in colorful tableaux on tanned leather, Rembert conjured a world of incredible brutality and close personal ties existing in discomforting proximity. Amazing Grace's riveting themes include the Cotton Field series, where cotton balls snake relentlessly through rows where field hands toiled. Another theme explores the lighter side of Rembert's memories of small town Cuthbert, Georgia. He populates his canvases with the town's characters and scenes of a pool hall, jazz club, cafe, and church meetings. The exhibition is organized by the Hudson River Museum and curated by Bartholomew F. Bland. Through May 5.

You Can Judge A Book By Its Cover - Gallery North
Through May 05, 2012 - Setauket

A group of children's book illustrators has come together for this presentation. Each artist brings diversity. The exhibition has a range of books spanning cultural and religious heritages. Original artwork from these books will be for sale. April 13-May 5. Closed Mondays.

Tinsley Mortimer Launches 'Southern Charm' Home Curation Event With Joss & Main Read more: Tinsley Mortimer Launches 'Southern Charm' Home Curation Event With Joss & Main - Joss & Main
Through May 05, 2012 - -

Joss & Main is teaming up Tinsley Mortimer to celebrate the launch of her first novel, Southern Charm. In honor of the release of her book, Tinsley will curate a sale for Joss & Main, a premier members-only site offering limited-time sales on the world’s best brands for home and life. Her sale will reflect her self-proclaimed “Southern Belle meets Girly Girl” style. The event along with an exclusive pre-sale of her novel will run on www.jossandmain.com from April 24th through May 2nd.

Storytelling in Japanese Art - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through May 06, 2012 -

Japan has enjoyed a long tradition of narrative painting, one that continues even today with the popular contemporary Japanese cartoon (manga) and animation. This exhibition will offer particularly stellar examples of illustrated Japanese narrative works from the thirteenth to the nineteenth century. Drawn from some of the foremost American collections as well as the Museum's own holdings, it will be the first exhibition devoted to this subject in the United States in more than twenty-five years. It will feature more than sixty-five exquisitely executed paintings in various formats: handscroll (emaki), album, book, hanging scroll, screen, and playing cards.

Duncan Phyfe - Master Cabinetmaker in New York - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through May 06, 2012 -

n the early 1800s, furniture from the workshop of New York City cabinetmaker Duncan Phyfe (1770–1854) was in such demand that he was referred to as the "United States Rage." This exhibition—the first retrospective on Phyfe in ninety years—will serve to re-introduce this artistic and influential master cabinetmaker to a contemporary audience. The full chronological sweep of Phyfe's distinguished career will be featured, including examples of his best-known furniture based on the English Regency designs of Thomas Sheraton, work from the middle and later stages of his career when he adopted the richer "archaeological" antique style of the 1820s, and a highly refined, plain Grecian style based on French Restauration prototypes. The exhibition brings together nearly one hundred works from private and public collections throughout the United States. Highlights of the exhibition include some never-before-seen documented masterpieces and furniture descended directly in the Phyfe family, as well as the cabinetmaker's own tool chest. Organized chronologically, the exhibition will present the cabinetmaker's life and work through drawings, documents, personal possession, and furniture. Portraits of his clients and contemporary depictions of New York City street scenes and domestic interiors will provide a glimpse into Phyfe's milieu.

'Storytelling in Japanese Art' - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through May 06, 2012 - Manhattan

Japan has enjoyed a long tradition of storytelling through paintings and illustrated books, which continues today in the popular art of manga (comic books for children and adults). Showcasing more than 90 vibrant works drawn from the New York Public Library and other local collections, as well as works from the Metropolitan's own holdings, this exhibit traces the rich history of illustrated narratives that thrived in the medieval and early modern periods of Japan. The focus of the exhibition is some 20 rare, illustrated handscrolls called emaki.

The Loving Story: Photographs by Grey Villet - International Center of Photography
Through May 06, 2012 - New York

Forty-five years ago, sixteen states still prohibited interracial marriage. Then, in 1967, the U.S. Supreme Court considered the case of Richard Perry Loving, a white man, and his wife, Mildred Loving, a woman of African American and Native American descent, who had been arrested for miscegenation nine years earlier in Virginia. The Lovings were not active in the Civil Rights movement but their tenacious legal battle to justify their marriage changed history when the Supreme Court unanimously declared Virginia's anti-miscegenation law -- and all race-based marriage bans -- unconstitutional. LIFE magazine photographer Grey Villet's intimate images were uncovered by director Nancy Buirski during the making of The Loving Story, a documentary debuting on February 14, 2012 on HBO. The exhibition, organized by Assistant Curator of Collections Erin Barnett, includes some 20 vintage prints loaned by the estate of Grey Villet and by the Loving family.

Perspectives 2012 - International Center of Photography
Through May 06, 2012 - New York

Perspectives is an exhibition series that focuses on emerging young artists working in photography and video. The small group exhibitions in the series are nonthematic, highlighting the individual ideas and achievements of an engaging and eclectic group of new faces. Those presented within Perspectives have not been widely exhibited, inspiring conversations on contemporary art, broadening ICP's audience, and revealing work that may otherwise not be seen outside of a small gallery setting. Above all, Perspectives will highlight global contemporary artists who have not yet been shown in New York, and who may not conventionally be considered photographers. ICP Curator Christopher Phillips organized this second exhibition in the series, which includes work by Chien-Chi Chang, Greg Girard, and Anna Shteynshleyger.

Magnum Contact Sheets - International Center of Photography
Through May 06, 2012 - New York

Magnum Contact Sheets reveals how Magnum photographers have captured and edited their best shots from the 1930s to the present. The contact sheet, a direct print of a roll or sequence of negatives, is the photographer's first look at what he or she has captured on film, and provides a uniquely intimate glimpse into their working process. It records each step on the route to arriving at an image -- providing a rare behind-the-scenes sense of walking alongside the photographer and seeing through their eyes. Including both celebrated icons of photography and lesser-known surprises, the exhibition functions as an "epitaph" to the contact sheet, now rendered obsolete by digital photography. Through these fascinating and usually private images, the exhibition celebrates what and how photographers saw for nearly a century. Coinciding with the publication of Magnum Contact Sheets (Thames & Hudson), edited by ICP Curator Kristen Lubben, the exhibition includes a selection of some of the 139 contact sheets in the book.

Princes and Painters in Mughal Delhi, 1707-1857 - Japan Society
Through May 06, 2012 -

Delhi has served as a cultural center of North India for more than a millennium in different incarnations. This exhibition focuses on the 18th century to the mid-19th century, the crucial period when Delhi moved from being the heart of the late Mughal Empire to becoming the jewel in the crown of the British Raj. The exhibition examines Mughal artistic culture in the 18th and 19th centuries to highlight the interwoven nature of Mughal, European and regional patronage networks within which Delhi artists operated. Approximately 100 objects include works by Delhi-based court artists Nidha Mal and Chitarman, and less familiar works by artists such as Ghulam Murtaza Khan, Ghulam Ali Khan and Mazhar Ali Khan. In addition to Mughal miniatures produced under later emperors -- Muhammad Shah (reigned 1719-1748) up to Bahadur Shah "Zafar" (reigned 1837-1858) -- this exhibition highlights a selection of Company School paintings produced for Delhi-based personalities such as William Fraser, James Skinner and Thomas Metcalfe. Select photography, drawings and decorative arts are also included. William Dalrymple and Yuthika Sharma are guest curators of the exhibition.

'Jack & the Beanstalk' - Philip Coltoff Center
Through May 06, 2012 - Greenwich Village

Based on real life events, this original story is written by the creator of last season's critically acclaimed "Snow White." Jack, an inspirational dreamer, is determined to find a better life for his family. He takes a fantastical journey to a world transformed, where everything is constantly growing and changing. Giants reign, harps sing, geese lay golden eggs and Jack discovers that community, self-empowerment, and art can win over all. The cast is comprised of a tight ensemble of five professional adult actors with five young up-and-coming actors. Starring Zachary Zamsky as Jack, with Andrea Alton, David Kimple, Synge Maher, Jeff Marras, Kim Wurster, and introcducing Elizabeth Ely, Willa Best-Doyle, Shira Lederman, and Sophie Shuster.

AF3IRM NYC Presents 'La Bracera: Women and Work' - Yippie Museum
Through May 06, 2012 - New York

Fresh from the triumph of Eritrea Ahdey (Eritrea, My Country) exhibit, Samra Ghermay joins more than a half-dozen transnational women artists for AF3IRM’s annual art show. La Bracera: Women & Work opens on Saturday, April 21, 2011, 7 pm at the Yippie Museum, 9 Bleecker Street, Manhattan, 10012. Those interested in the reception are urged to call or email AF3IRM NY so they can be included in the guest list. Among the confirmed participating artists are Sarah Kolker (36Kolks), Crystal Clarity, Madonna Davidoff, and Melanie Cervantes. The women artists trace their ethnicity to a mixture of bloodlines: from Xicana, Puerto Rican, Jamaican to African-American and Filipina. Some focus primarily on the culture and history of their people, while others embrace commonalities across ethnic borders. All however create the astounding imagery of women at work and what it means for women to have work. The theme echoes current women’s concerns over the economic crisis; thus far, only 32% of jobs created by the so-called economic recovery program have gone to women workers. Compounded by the gender-wage gap and under-employment for women, especially women of color, the continuing discrimination against women with regards to jobs has consigned some 1.5 million single mothers and millions of children in the US to poverty. According to Leilani Montes, AF3IRM NY coordinator, work has more than just economic significance for women. “It is a conduit to public space,” she said, “and enables women to engage in public discourse. It provides them with social status. In a country where poverty is often equated with being stupid, it is important to look at all the ways by which women are deprived of the right to work.” The exhibit is being coordinated by Ms. Montes, a labor organizer, and Olivia Canlas, a long-time women’s rights activist who recently finished her law degree. The pieces on exhibit will be on sale. Part of the proceeds will go to enable AF3IRM NY to conduct its Purple Rose campaign against the outsourcing of entire departments in corporate operations – a tactic that depresses wages and de-unionizes the workplace and encourages trafficking. As the major share of the proceeds will go to the artists themselves, the exhibit is also a means of supporting women artists of color in their creation of a culture representative of their life experiences. Exhibit hours at the Yippie Museum are from 7-10 pm. Please RSVP to nynj@af3irm.orgor call 212-726-2254 for either the opening or closing events, media coverage or to purchase a piece.

Toddler Art Adventures - Book Culture
Through May 09, 2012 - Morningside Heights

Budding artists (ages 2-4) will explore paint, crayons, oil pastels, collage materials, air-dry clay, and recycled sculpture in this process-oriented art class. Each class will feature a unique theme, such as NYC, Outerspace, Animals, or Opposites. This class introduces young artists to a structured class and helps strengthen their fine motor skills and ability to represent the world around them. Preregistration required; email info@privatepicassos.com.

Help! Help! I Know This Title's Long But Somebody's Trying To Kill Me - Canal Park Playhouse
Through May 11, 2012 - Lower Manhattan

The performers of a vaudeville variety show have been murdered–except for Drew the Dramatic Fool! Unfortunately for him, the show must go on, or he's next. Drew attempts every act in the show, from juggling 36 balls to sawing a woman in half, in this comical examination of fears: fear of performing, fear of failure, and fear of death. When courage fails, the only answer is dramatic foolishness.

Drew The Dramatic Fool - Canal Park Playhouse
Through May 12, 2012 - Lower Manhattan

The ancient art of brilliant bumbling is alive and well at Canal Park Playhouse when Drew the Dramatic Fool stops in for some serious hijinks. This befuddled and crazed innocent will make you smile until your face hurts and laugh until your heart swells. Drew creates a world of visual comedy where whatever can go wrong will go worse, then triumphs with creative acts of dramatic foolery.

John Chamberlain: Choices - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through May 13, 2012 - New York

This exhibition comprises nearly 100 works, from his earliest monochromatic welded iron-rod sculptures to the large-scale foil creations of recent years.

Renoir, Impressionism, and Full-Length Painting - Frick Collection
Through May 13, 2012 - New York

An exhibition of nine iconic Impressionist paintings by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, offering the first comprehensive study of the artist's engagement with the full-length format, which was associated with the official Paris Salon in the decade that saw the emergence of a fully fledged Impressionist aesthetic. The project was inspired by La Promenade of 1875-76, the most significant Impressionist work in the Frick's permanent collection. It explores Renoir's portraits and subject pictures of this type from the mid-1870s to mid-1880s. Intended for public display, these vertical grand-scale canvases are among the artist's most daring and ambitious presentations of contemporary subjects and are today considered masterpieces of Impressionism. On view only at the Frick, Renoir, Impressionism, and the Full-Length Format is a landmark exhibition, bringing together, with the Frick painting, several beloved masterpieces from around the world. Works on loan from international institutions are La Parisienne (1874) from the National Museum of Art, Cardiff; The Umbrellas (c. 1881 and 1885) from The National Gallery, London (first time since 1886 on view in the United States); and Dance in the City and Dance in the Country (1882-83) from the Musee d'Orsay, Paris. Works on loan from American institutions are The Dancer (1874) from the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Madame Henriot "en travesti" (1875-76) from the Columbus Museum of Art; Acrobats at the Cirque Fernando (1879) from the Art Institute of Chicago; and Dance at Bougival (1882-83) from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The exhibition will be shown in the Frick's East Gallery. Renoir, Impressionism, and the Full-Length Painting is being organized by Colin B. Bailey, the Frick's Associate Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator.

John Chamberlain: Choices - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through May 13, 2012 - New York

John Chamberlain: Choices offers a comprehensive examination of the work of the late John Chamberlain and the first U.S retrospective since 1986. Comprising approximately one hundred works, the exhibition examines the artist’s development over a sixty-year career, exploring the shifts in scale, materials, and techniques informed by the assemblage process that was central to his working method. The exhibition presents works from Chamberlain’s earliest monochromatic iron sculptures and experiments in foam, Plexiglas, and paper, to his final large-scale foil pieces, which have never been shown in the United States. Chamberlain was first celebrated at the Guggenheim in a 1971 retrospective. John Chamberlain: Choices is organized by Susan Davidson, Senior Curator, Collections and Exhibitions, and is accompanied by a fully illustrated exhibition catalogue. This exhibition is supported by the Henry Luce Foundation and the Terra Foundation for American Art. The Leadership Committee for John Chamberlain: Choices, chaired by Larry Gagosian, is gratefully acknowledged.

John Chamberlain: Choices - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through May 13, 2012 - Upper East Side

This exhibition offers a comprehensive examination of the work of the late John Chamberlain -- the first U.S retrospective since 1986. Comprising approximately 100 works, the exhibition examines the artist's development over a 60-year career, exploring the shifts in scale, materials, and techniques informed by the assemblage process that was central to his working method. The exhibition presents works from Chamberlain's earliest monochromatic iron sculptures and experiments in foam, Plexiglas, and paper, to his final large-scale foil pieces, which have never been shown in the United States.

Tom Gould x Anna Delany 'Two of A Kind' - Klughaus Gallery
Through May 13, 2012 - New York

Opening Reception: Saturday April 21, 2012 (6-10pm) Gallery Address: 47 Monroe Street New York, NY 10002 Klughaus Gallery and LRG proudly present 'Two Of A Kind', an exhibition of photographs by Tom Gould and Anna Delany, sponsored by Duggal. Tom Gould and Anna Delany debut their latest work in a show which features photographs of the streets of New York shot exclusively on 35mm black and white film. Marking a difference between the millions of images of metropolitan New York, Gould and Delany's photographs document the frequently overlooked beauty of the neighborhoods and communities outside of mainstream media. Many images featured in their upcoming exhibition capture subtleties of everyday life from their adoptive neighborhood in Brooklyn's, Bedford Stuyvesant. Individually following an instinctive pull towards the things that had influenced them early in life, Gould and Delany both found themselves immersed in the streets of New York, some 9,000 miles away from their homes in New Zealand. Perpetually fascinated by the cultural movements birthed in New York, Gould let fate lead him to the city's streets. Suddenly surrounded by all the elements which growing up he had been so influenced by, Gould began documenting his environment with the insight of a local and the fresh perspective of an outsider. He reflects, "Taking pictures on the street is like going to a casino, you never know who you're going to meet, what's going to happen, or what you are going to come home with. The fact that you can head out with a handful of empty rolls of film and return with images and memories that could last a lifetime, makes the gamble all worthwhile." Delany shares a similar view. With an avid interest in people and humanity, the luck in her photography lies in the characters she encounters. “Some people I photograph I might know for a day, others I may end up knowing the rest of my life... It's all the people you meet along the way which make up your experience.” Limited Edition Tom Gould x Anna Delany Playing Cards will be released at the exhibition (in association with the theme of luck.) Klughaus Gallery will also be hosting casino-style Blackjack tournaments for a chance to win signed editions of these custom playing cards as well as other prizes including LRG merchandise, prints and more! Please note that these will be non-profit games. All 21+ are welcome to attend the opening reception on 4/21 and may RSVP by emailing rsvp@klughaus.net Exhibition will be on display from April 21 through May 13, 2012 The opening will be sponsored by Bomb Beer and Bushmills. For more information: 646-801-6024 info@klughaus.net

Diego Rivera: Murals for The Museum of Modern Art - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through May 14, 2012 - Manhattan

Diego Rivera was the subject of MoMA's second monographic exhibition (the first was Henri Matisse), which set new attendance records in its five-week run from December 22, 1931, to January 27, 1932. MoMA brought Rivera to New York six weeks before the exhibition's opening and gave him studio space within the Museum, a strategy intended to solve the problem of how to present the work of this famous muralist when murals were by definition made and fixed on site. Working around the clock with two assistants, Rivera produced five "portable murals"?large blocks of frescoed plaster, slaked lime, and wood that feature bold images drawn from Mexican subject matter and address themes of revolution and class inequity. After the opening, to great publicity, Rivera added three more murals, now taking on New York subjects through monumental images of the urban working class and the social stratification of the city during the Great Depression. All eight were on display for the rest of the show's run. The first of these panels, Agrarian Leader Zapata, is an icon in the Museum's collection. This exhibition will bring together key works made for Rivera's 1931 exhibition, presenting them at MoMA for the first time in nearly 80 years. Along with mural panels, the show will include full-scale drawings, smaller working drawings, archival materials related to the commission and production of these works, and designs for Rivera's famous Rockefeller Center mural, which he also produced while he was working at the Museum. Focused specifically on works created during the artist's stay in New York, this exhibition will draw a succinct portrait of Rivera as a highly cosmopolitan figure who moved between Russia, Mexico, and the United States, and will offer a fresh look at the intersection of art making and radical politics in the 1930s. MoMA will be the exhibition's sole venue.

Printin' - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through May 14, 2012 - Manhattan

Organized in conjunction with the exhibition Print/Out, Printin' takes as its starting point DeLuxe (2005), a tour de force portfolio of 60 works by Ellen Gallagher (American, b. 1965) that challenged traditional ideas of what a print could be. This technically complex work employs a veritable riot of mediums, unorthodox tools, and elements, from slicks of greasy pomade to plastic ice cubes. DeLuxe also offers a multivalent constellation of ideas, touching on such issues as portraiture, identity, history, advertising, commodity, and the disruption, translation, and recasting of space. Proposing a kind of technical dissection and conceptual unpacking of this portfolio, Printin' brings together work by more than 50 artists from multiple disciplines in a sweeping chronology that extends from the 17th century to the present day, to propose a free-flowing yet incisive web of associations that are reflected in DeLuxe. Encompassing prints, drawings, films, books, photographs, sculptures, videos, and comic strips, the exhibition features such artists as Vija Celmins, David Hammons, George Herriman, Robert Rauschenberg, Martha Rosler, and many others, forming a dense network of formal, technical, and conceptual connections and intersections.

Print/Out - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through May 14, 2012 - Manhattan

Over the last two decades, geopolitical borders have shifted and new technologies have forged channels of communication around the world. Printed materials, in both innovative and traditional forms, have played a key role in this exchange of ideas and sources. This exhibition examines the evolution of artistic practices related to the print medium, from the resurgence of traditional printmaking techniques -- often used alongside digital technologies -- to the proliferation of self-published artists' projects. Bringing together some 70 series or projects drawn substantially from MoMA's extensive collection of prints and books, with the addition of several important loans, the exhibition features major artists and publishing projects, such as Ai Weiwei, Trisha Donnelly, Martin Kippenberger, Daniel Joseph Martinez, Lucy McKenzie, Aleksandra Mir, Museum in Progress, Edition Jacob Samuel, Thomas Schutte, SUPERFLEX, Rirkrit Tiravanija, and Christopher Wool, among many others. Print/Out is the third in a series of large print surveys periodically organized by the Museum's Department of Prints and Illustrated Books in order to assess the evolution of the medium. The last two exhibitions were Printed Art: A View of Two Decades, organized by Riva Castleman in 1980, and Thinking Print: Books to Billboards: 1980�1995, curated by Deborah Wye in 1996.

Millennium Magazines - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through May 14, 2012 - Manhattan

This survey of experimental art and design magazines published since 2000 explores the various ways in which contemporary artists and designers utilize the magazine format as an experimental space for the presentation of artworks and text. Throughout the 20th century, international avant-garde activities in the visual arts and design were often codified first in the informal context of a magazine or journal. This exhibition, drawn from the holdings of the MoMA Library, follows the practice into the 21st century. The works on view represent a broad array of international titles within this genre, from community-building newspapers to image-only photography magazines to conceptual design projects. The contents illustrate a diverse range of image-making, editing, design, printing, and distribution practices. There are obvious connections to the past lineage of artists' magazines and little architecture and design magazines of the 20th century, as well as a clear sense of the application of new techniques of image-editing and printing methods. Assembled together, these contemporary magazines provide a first-hand view into these practices and represents the MoMA Library's sustained effort to document and collect this medium.

Coping with Financial Stress - Saltzman Community Center
Through May 15, 2012 - Hempstead

Learn to manage financial stress and tackle financial obstacles with positivity. Please call to register.

A Special Reception and P?whiri - Agora Gallery
Through May 15, 2012 - New York City

Flagstaff Gallery, which is known for playing a key role in revitalizing the art scene in its native Auckland, has brought the wonderfully diverse art of some of New Zealand's most talented artists to NYC in the exhibition Made in New Zealand. The exhibition opens on April 24, 2012 and runs through May 15, 2012. Please join us for a special reception and P?whiri to open Made in New Zealand: An Exhibition of Fine Art from New Zealand., and to remember the ANZACs. ANZAC Day, Wednesday 25 April 2012 5:00pm - 7:00pm Agora Gallery, 530 West 25th Street NY NY 10001, (212)226-4406 Visit the following link to view a full display of their artwork http://www.agora-gallery.com/artistpage/Flagstaff_Gallery.aspx

Teen Talk Group - Saltzman Community Center
Through May 16, 2012 - Hempstead

A weekly psycho-educational group for teens facing a variety of developmental issues. Space is limited.

Women's Empowerment - Saltzman Community Center
Through May 16, 2012 - Hempstead

This weekly psycho-educational group focuses on empowering women and self-esteem. Space is limited. Please call to register.

Children of Divorce - Saltzman Community Center
Through May 17, 2012 - Hempstead

A weekly group for children of divorce with groups corresponding with Divorce Support Group. Please call to register. Space is limited.

Divorce Support - Saltzman Community Center
Through May 17, 2012 - Hempstead

A weekly psycho-educational group that focuses on the emotional process of divorce. Please call to register. Space is limited.

Divorce Support - Saltzman Community Center
Through May 17, 2012 - Hempstead

A weekly psycho-educational group that focuses on the emotional process of divorce. Please call to register. Space is limited.

Dig! Plant! Grow! Hands-On Gardening Activities: Wild, Wiggly Worms - New York Botanical Garden
Through May 18, 2012 - Bronx

Learn all about our slimy friends and how they are hard at work in the garden. In the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden. April 21-May 18.

Palisades Indoor Farmers Market - Paliades Community Center
Through May 19, 2012 - Palisades

This seasonal farm market returns. Shop for fresh produce and baked goods in the cozy confines of an 1870 schoolhouse.

Vignettes from The Queens Project - Queens Botanical Garden
Through May 19, 2012 - Corona

QBG is honored to present the photography of Audrey Gottlieb in the Visitor & Administration Building Gallery. Her best-known images show multicultural America today. Save the date for an Artist's Talk on May 19.

Overcoming Anxiety - Saltzman Community Center
Through May 19, 2012 - Hempstead

A weekly group that focuses on skills to ease anxiety. Please call to register. Space is limited.

Parenting Group - Saltzman Community Center
Through May 19, 2012 - Hempstead

This weekly psycho-educational group focuses on parenting skills. Please call to register. Space is limited.

Children's Self Esteem Group - Saltzman Community Center
Through May 19, 2012 - Hempstead

This weekly psycho-educational group focuses on building self-esteem and confidence in children.

In the Company of Animals: Art, Literature, and Music at the Morgan - Morgan Library & Museum
Through May 20, 2012 -

Drawing from the breadth of the Morgan's collection, this exhibition will explore the ways in which animals have served as inspiration for and subjects of diverse creative works.

'Alice in Wonderland' - The Players Theatre
Through May 20, 2012 - Manhattan

Tumble down the rabbit hole with the wild, wacky, and whimsical cast of characters in this new one-hour musical by Michael Sgouros and Brenda Bell. Frolic with Alice as she dances her way through Lewis Carroll's legendary tale, meet the White Rabbit (if you can catch him!), and don't forget to bow to the Queen of Hearts (or she'll chop off your head!). There is a pre-show arts workshop open to families an hour before each performance (included with ticket price). Tickets can be purchased through theatremania.com or by calling 212-352-3101 or 866-811-4111. Tickets may also be purchased at the theater's box office, which opens at 11am daily. For more information on the show, visit aliceinthevillage.com.

Rembrandt and Degas - Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through May 20, 2012 -

Self-portraits made by Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669) and Edgar Degas (1834-1917) at the start of their illustrious careers are seen side by side, for the first time, in an exhibition that highlights the Dutch master's guiding influence on the young French Impressionist and offers an intimate look at their unique kinship.

DANCING BY THE LIGHT OF THE MOON: The Art of Fred Marcellino - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
Through May 20, 2012 - Stamford

Fred Marcellino was an award-winning illustrator of both adult and children's books. His illustrations are considered to be works of art. Come see the covers of classic adult and children's books such as Puss in Boots, The Steadfast Tin Soldier, and The Trumpet of the Swan as well as some of Marcellino's own children's books.

Frank Oscar Larson: 1950s New York Street Stories - Queens Museum of Art
Through May 20, 2012 - Corona

Larson was an avid empathetic observer of life on the streets of New York City. The everyday person is honored in his candid portraits of "working stiffs," families, and children. The exhibit runs through May 20, 2012.

Hanging Around: Necklaces from MAD's Collection - Museum of Arts & Design
Through May 21, 2012 -

For at least forty thousand years, in virtually all cultures, humans have worn objects of symbolic, decorative, and amuletic value around their necks. Ranging in length from chokers to rope necklaces that hang below the waist, and in form from simple pendants to elaborate sculptural collars and breastplates, necklaces are strategically positioned beneath the face to draw attention to themselves, enhancing the wearer's allure, power, or status and showcasing the maker's artistic skills. The unique works on display in Hanging Around are from the Museum of Arts and Design's jewelry collection. Dating from the 1960s to the present, these artistic creations encompass conceptual approaches ranging from the decorative to the provocatively political. Some of the necklaces on view feature precious metals and rare gemstones, but others derive their impact from materials as unconventional as pig intestines, gun triggers, mustard seeds, LED lighting, black coral, butterfly wings, phone directories, mirrors and lenses. The fabrication techniques employed by the artists are as different as traditional goldsmithing and cutting-edge digital prototyping.

Sanctuary Spring Escape Package - Sanctuary Hotel
Through May 21, 2012 - New York

Sanctuary Spring Escape Package - Catch the spring fever in NYC and escape to our urban oasis to enjoy the beautiful weather and happenings in the city! This package includes a refreshing Spring Blossom cocktail (A very fresh mixed martini of Grey Goose La Poire, apple liqueur, muddled cucumber and kiwi with a fresh cherry) upon arrival, a $100 gift certificate and guaranteed reservations at the iconic Boat House in Central Park where you will be delivered in style by our dedicated Bentley car service, and a3 ½ hour Movie Walking Tour of NYC to enjoy the sights and sounds of NYC in the spring. You'll even see a few celebrity homes! Rates starting at $339 per night. This package can be booked between March 20th - May 21st. A two-night stay is required, and there is a 1-week cancellation period. This package is subject to availability and does not reflect taxes. Gratuity not included. To book, please visit www.sanctuaryhotelnyc.com

Dance and Drumming Classes - Cumbe: Center for African and Diaspora Dance
Through May 21, 2012 - Fort Greene

Cumbe offers dance and drumming classes for ages 1-5yrs. Other classes (on other days) include creative movement and storytelling, free and creative movement, rhythm and movement, and more. Drop-in visitors encouraged!

Dance and Drumming Classes - Cumbe: Center for African and Diaspora Dance
Through May 21, 2012 - Fort Greene

Cumbe offers dance and drumming classes for ages 1-5yrs. Other classes (on other days) include creative movement and storytelling, free and creative movement, rhythm and movement, and more. Drop-in visitors encouraged!

Little Tree Huggers for 2-3 Year-Olds - Teatown Lake Reservation
Through May 24, 2012 - Ossining

Classes for 2-3-year-olds accompanied by a parent or caregiver are packed with age-appropriate crafts, stories, games, and outdoor explorations. Programs begin the week of April 16 and run for 6 sessions. Choose Tuesdays from 10-11:15am or Wednesdays from 12:45-2pm. Call 914-762-2912, x110 for more information, or to make a reservation.

Knee Hi Nature for 4-5 Year-Olds - Teatown Lake Reservation
Through May 24, 2012 - Ossining

Classes for 4-5-year-olds accompanied by a parent or caregiver are packed with age-appropriate crafts, stories, games, and outdoor explorations. Programs begin the week of April 16 and run for 6 sessions. Choose Tuesdays from 1-2:30pm or Thursdays from 10-11:30am. Call 914-762-2912, x110 for more information, or to make a reservation.

Whitney Biennial 2012 - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through May 27, 2012 - Upper East Side

This year marks the seventy-sixth edition of the Whitney's signature exhibition. Closed Mon. & Tues. $18.

The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter! - American Museum of Natural History
Through May 28, 2012 - Upper West Side

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

'The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter' - American Museum of Natural History
Through May 28, 2012 - Upper West Side

This annual exhibit invites visitors to mingle with up to 500 iridescent butterflies among blooming tropical flowers and lush green vegetation inside a free-standing, balmy, 1,200-square-foot enclosure.

The Coe Collection of American Indian Art - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through May 28, 2012 -

Drawn from works given and bequeathed to the Metropolitan during the past decade by Ralph T. Coe of Santa Fe, New Mexico, the exhibition will be comprised of some thirty objects made in natural materials from stone to animal hide. It will feature a wide range of Native American works that come from different times, different places, and numerous distinct peoples. The oldest pieces in the Coe Collection date to some thousands of years B.C.E. The major part of the collection dates from the nineteenth to early twentieth century, a period of great contact between Native Americans and outsiders of all sorts, from traders to missionaries to the U.S. army. The peoples of the Great Plains are prominent during this time, and objects such as the impressive, personalized hide shirts of important Indian men have come to identify American Indians in the public mind. Representing contemporary work, an imposing sculpture of a Noble Woman by the Northwest Coast Haida artist Robert Davidson, dated to 2001, will be on view—the product of a long, deeply felt tradition for the carving of wood.

Before They Were Famous: Behind The Lens of John William Kennedy - Site/109
Through May 29, 2012 - New York

BEFORE THEY WERE FAMOUS offers a rare glimpse into the working studios of Pop Art giants Andy Warhol and Robert Indiana, two artists who shaped the direction of American art in the 1960s. This is the collection’s New York City debut. William John Kennedy shot the images of Warhol and Indiana, which had been forgotten in storage in the photographer’s studio for over four decades. The photos are available as a limited edition collection of silver gelatin and chromogenic prints. MORE INFO: KiwiArtsGroup / 305.200.3047 /info@kiwiartsgroup.com www.kiwiartsgroup.com /Facebook: KIWI Arts Group Site/109 // 212-260-8110 / info@site109.com www.site109.com / @site109 / Facebook: Site109

Bowling Leagues Signup - New City Bowl
Through May 30, 2012 - New City

New City Bowl hosts junior bowling leagues. Fridays at 3:45pm, the center hosts bumper and regular bowling; two games and shoes for $12. Fridays at 5:15pm and Saturdays at noon, kids can get three games and shoes for $14. Instruction is included. Through May 30, 2012.

Joseph Wheelwright: Tree Figures - Katonah Museum of Art
Through May 30, 2012 - Katonah

New England artist Joseph Wheelwright's haunting tree figures invite a dialogue between the natural and the manmade. Ranging up to 27 feet tall, these fantastic, anthropomorphic sculptures were created from trees on Wheelwright's land in Vermont. Turned upside down, bifurcated trunks become legs, and roots are transformed into heads and arms. The exhibition will be on view through May, 2012.

Storytime and Singalong for Kids - Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
Through May 30, 2012 - SoHo

Join Beth and Amy for reading, singing, and dancing! Appropriate for kids 3 and younger and their caretakers. Only $5 per family at the door.

Fifty Years of Latin American Art: Selections from the Neuberger Museum of Art - 1285 Avenue of the Americas Art Gallery
Through May 30, 2012 - Midtown

A selection of art work from the Neuberger Museum of Art will be on display at the 1285 Avenue of the Americas Art Gallery to celebrate fifty years of Latin American Arts. The show includes work that dates from the 1960s to the present by some of the most renowned artists of the twentieth century, working inside and outside of their homelands, such as: Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Wifredo Lam, Roberto Matta, Jose Clemente Orozco and Rufino Tamayo, as well as contemporary artists including Julio Antonio, Leda Catunda, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Jose Luis Cuevas, Arturo Duclos, Florencio Gelabert, Betsabee Romero, Nicolas De Jesus, Carlos Garaicoa, Eduardo Mac Entyre, Arturo Mallmann, Maria Martinez-Canas, Marta Maria Perez Bravo, Jesus Rafael Soto, Gerardo Suter, and Eugenia Vargas. Rather than being organized by chronology or geography, the exhibition is organized into nine distinct sections, both monographic and thematic, including a two-part section on kinetic art and its descendants. The exhibition is curated by Patrice Giasson, Associate Curator of Art of the Americas, and Annabel Rhodeen, a Neuberger Curatorial Fellow. It is sponsored by GALLERY 1285 Avenue of the Americas in partnership with Jones Lang LaSalle as a community-based public service.

Food & Wine Paring Every Wednesday - KRISTALBELLI
Through May 30, 2012 - New York

KRISTALBELLI Wine & Food Paring Every Wednesday at the lounge! $39 for three glasses of wine and three dishes. Your Wednesday Night is on us, KRISTALBELLI. KRISTALBELLI The Next Korean BBQ Restaurant www.KRISTALBELLI.com

Saturday Funday - Kings Bay Y at Windsor Terrace
Through May 31, 2012 - Windsor Terrace

A well-designed program for children with significant learning disabilities such as ADHD and autistic spectrum disorders. Parents and guardians must meet with staff individually prior to start of program.

Pattern Wizardry - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through May 31, 2012 - Crown Heights

With the magic of Pattern Wizardry, you can use special wands to play rhythmic beats and compose musical patterns, walk inside an amazing 60° mirror, create electronic patterns using virtual borders, quilts, and kaleidoscopes, and much more!

Ladies Night Out Every Thursday at the Lounge! - KRISTALBELLI
Through May 31, 2012 - New York

KRISTALBELLI Ladies Night Out Every Thursday at the lounge! Present the ticket issued at the entrance for a complimentary 'Spring Cocktail' at the bar. Also 50% OFF on bottles to the ladies' tables! KRISTALBELLI The Next Korean BBQ Restaurant www.KRISTALBELLI.com

Mommy and Me Yoga Classes - Namaste Yoga of Kensington
Through June 01, 2012 - Brooklyn

Fight the winter blues with mommy and me yoga. Children of all ages welcome.

Wacky Nest Quest Photo Contest - Connecticut Audubon Society
Through June 01, 2012 - Fairfield

Take a picture of a birds nest that has been built in an unusual spot and send it to the Connecticut Audubon Society. You'll qualify to win special prizes at a reception this summer and be featured on the center's website. Winners will be selected in 2 main categories, children (up to age 12) and adults. Email your entry to cnoyes@ctaudubon.org and type WNQ in the subject line or mail it to WNQ c/o Connecticut Audubon Society, 2325 Burr Street, Fairfield, CT 06824. Photos must include your name, telephone number, address, the city and state location of the nest and the date the photo was taken. Only 1 entry per person. Submit payment (check, cash or creditcard) with mailed entries. E-mailed entries will receive a phone call with payment instructions.

Preschool Playgroup - Kirkbride Hall
Through June 01, 2012 - Stony Point

Children with a parent or caregiver are invited for crafts, stories, guest speakers, activities, games, and socializing. The group meets each Monday and Thursday in a gymnasium setting, so there's plenty of room for running and jumping.

Student Juried Art Show - Hempstead School District - African American Museum
Through June 02, 2012 - Hempstead

This juried show is an excellent opportunity for art students to gain recognition for their work from their peers and teachers and for others to view this art through a gallery exhibition. The exhibit will include paintings, drawings, photography and craftwork. It runs through June 2, 2012.

Jazz for Kids - Jazz Standard
Through June 03, 2012 - Manhattan

The Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra (JSYO), which includes about 25 talented musicians between the ages of 11 and 18, burns through jazz classics while listeners enjoys Blue Smoke's brunch menu (lunch menu, kids menu, and full bar are also available). Jazz Standard donates $1 from each kid's menu item sold to Spoons Across America.

Vital Theatre Company Presents: "Pinkalicious, The Musical" - Manhattan Movement and Arts Center
Through June 03, 2012 - Manhattan

Pinkalicious can't stop eating pink cupcakes, despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe - a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of her predicament.

Question Bridge: Black Males - Brooklyn Museum
Through June 03, 2012 -

Question Bridge: Black Males is an innovative video installation created by artists Hank Willis Thomas and Chris Johnson in collaboration with Bayete Ross Smith and Kamal Sinclair. The four collaborators spent several years traveling throughout the United States, speaking with 150 Black men living in 12 American cities and towns, including New York, Chicago, Oakland, Birmingham, and New Orleans. From these interviews they created 1,500 video exchanges in which the subjects, representing a range of geographic, generational, economic, and educational strata, serve as both interviewers and interviewees. Their words were woven together to simulate a stream-of-consciousness dialogue, through which important themes and issues emerge, including family, love, interracial relationships, community, education, violence, and the past, present, and future of Black men in American society. The exhibition includes multiple screens playing videos of the interviews, edited so that it appears as if the men are having a conversation. The artists hope that the Question Bridge project will be a catalyst for constructive dialogue that will help deconstruct stereotypes about Black male identity in our collective consciousness. Museum visitors are also invited to visit the user-generated Question Bridge website, accessible on iPads throughout the gallery, which offers a platform to represent and redefine Black male identity in America.

The Steins Collect - Matisse, Picasso, and the Parisian Avant-Garde - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through June 03, 2012 -

Gertrude Stein, her brothers Leo and Michael, and Michael's wife Sarah were important patrons of modern art in Paris during the first decades of the twentieth century. This exhibition unites some two hundred works of art to demonstrate the significant impact the Steins' patronage had on the artists of their day and the way in which the family disseminated a new standard of taste for modern art. The Steins' Saturday evening salons introduced a generation of visitors to recent developments in art, particularly the work of their close friends Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso, long before it was on view in museums. Beginning with the art that Leo Stein collected when he arrived in Paris in 1903 -- including paintings and prints by Paul Cezanne, Edgar Degas, Paul Gauguin, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Edouard Manet, and Auguste Renoir -- the exhibition traces the evolution of the Steins' taste and examines the close relationships formed between individual members of the family and their artist friends. While focusing on works by Matisse and Picasso, the exhibition also includes paintings, sculpture, and works on paper by Pierre Bonnard, Maurice Denis, Juan Gris, Marie Laurencin, Jacques Lipchitz, Henri Manguin, Andre Masson, Elie Nadelman, Francis Picabia, and others.

Exhibit: The Color of Light - Gallery in the Park at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation
Through June 03, 2012 - Cross River

An exhibit of works by White Plains artist and teacher Susan Stillman, features paintings that reflect the artist's fascination with the transformative effects of light and color on ordinary scenes. Inspired by such great artists as George Bellows and Edward Hopper, she makes use of vigorous brushstrokes, intense hues, and a passion for the structure of nature and architecture. Her large-scale canvases are drawn from familiar suburban views as well as from her travels in England, Wales, and the Northeastern shore. Exhibit opens March 25, 2-4pm. On view daily through June 3, from 9am-4pm.

NEW Flamenco Guitar for Beginners! - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through June 05, 2012 - New York

FLAMENCO GUITAR GROUP CLASSES for beginners at Flamenco Latino Studio, with Basilio Georges. Winter/Spring term runs January 7 - June 7, 2012. --NEW Group Guitar Level 1, Tuesday 7:30-8:30 pm. -Learn right hand techniques and hand placement, how to absorb material more quickly -Basic chord shifts for all open position chords -Hammers and pull-offs -Scales, how the fretboard works -Basic rasqueados -Best for players with no experience playing in compas, or those trying to improve study habits Classes held at: Flamenco Latino Studio 244 W 54th Street, 4th floor (between B-way and 8th Ave.) NY, NY 10019 Winter/Spring term prices: --20 pack paid in advance- $320.00 ($16/class) --20 pack paid in two installments of $163.00 by credit card --20 pack paid in four installments of $85.00 by credit card ($17/class) --4 pack paid in advance-$72.00 ($18/class) --Walk in class- $20.00 (only available until 1/30) See http://www.flamencolatino.com/artists/Group%20Class%20Rates%20and%20Terms%20Jan%202012.pdf for more details. Email flamlat@verizon.net or call Basilio at 212-399-8519 www.flamencolatino.com

The Deutsche Bank Series at the Guggenheim: Being Singular Plural - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through June 06, 2012 - New York

The Deutsche Bank Series at the Guggenheim: Being Singular Plural presents new film, video, and sound-based works by seven of the most innovative and visionary contemporary artists, filmmakers, and media practitioners living and working in India today. Expanding on its original 2010 Deutsche Guggenheim presentation, the exhibition presents eight projects dispersed among the museum?s Annex galleries, New Media Theater, and outdoors along the exterior ramp leading from Fifth Avenue down to the Sackler Center for Arts Education. The New York installation continues to focus on artistic production in South Asia including with works by: Desire Machine Collective (Sonal Jain and Mriganka Madhukaillya), Shumona Goel and Shai Heredia, Amar Kanwar, and Kabir Mohanty and Vikram Joglekar. The exhibition is part of the Guggenheim?s Asian Art Program and is organized by Sandhini Poddar, Associate Curator, Asian Art. Accompanied by a fully illustrated exhibition catalogue, this exhibition is made possible by Deutsche Bank. The Leadership Committee for Being Singular Plural is gratefully acknowledged.

Children's Dance Classes in Ballet and Flamenco - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through June 09, 2012 - New York

Flamenco Latino offers affordable Flamenco and also Ballet classes for children at their midtown studio. January 7-June 8, 2012. 18 weekly classes plus final recital on June 9, 2012. Wednesday 4:30-5:30 pm, Flamenco, Ages 7-12; 5:30-6:30 pm, Beginner Ballet. Friday 4:00-5:00 pm, Beginner Ballet. 4:30-5:30 pm, Flamenco, Ages 7-12. Saturday 12:00-1:00 pm, Basic Beginner Ballet. 1:00-2:00 pm, Flamenco, Ages 7-12. at Flamenco Latino Studio 244 W 54th St., 4th fl. (B-way and 8th Ave.) NY, NY 10019 212-399-8519 All Flamenco Classes taught by Aurora Reyes. All Ballet Classes taught by Rosemarie Lindt. Prices for Winter/Spring 2012 Term: 18 classes for 1 payment of $180 (one class per week, $10/class) or 18 classes for 2 payments of $92.50 ($185 total) Single Trial Class (one time only), $12/Flamenco, $20/Ballet Email or call 212-399-8519 for info and to reserve. http://www.flamencolatino.com/class/childafterschoolsatclass.html

Glasstress New York: New Art from the Venice Biennales - Museum of Arts & Design
Through June 10, 2012 -

The Museum of Arts and Design is proud to present Glasstress New York: New Art from the Venice Biennales an extraordinary international gathering of glass sculpture created in Murano at the studio of entrepreneur and mentor Adriano Berengo. Berengo, the founder of Venice Projects, has engaged artists, architects and designers from such diverse countries as the United States, China, Italy, Germany, The Netherlands, and Spain. The resulting works were originally commissioned for and presented at the Venice Biennials of 2009 and 2011. The pieces are dramatic and often provocative, ranging from independent sculptures to installations incorporating sounds and light to prototypes for production. The spirit of innovation and experimentation pervades the works in this exhibition; many of the artists and designers were given their first opportunity to work with this challenging medium, and in collaboration with the brilliantly capable master glass artisans assembled by Adriano Berengo. Artists featured in the exhibition include: Jan Fabre, Michael Joo, Jaime Hayon, Patricia Urquiola, Tony Oursler and Mike + Doug Starn to name a few.

Misaki Kawai: Love From Mt. Pom Pom - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through June 10, 2012 - SoHo

An exhibit of new work by renowned Japanese artist Misaki Kawai, the first solo presentation of Kawai's work in the U.S. since 2007. Utilizing painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, artist books and zines, animation, and video, Kawai's work transforms CMA's 2,000-square-foot gallery into an imaginary world of giant fuzzy animals and other colorful characters. Known for her whimsical style and colorful depictions, Kawai's past installations have included an earth-themed amusement park in outer space, a towering treehouse for glam rockers, a beach party with surfers riding a gigantic wave, and a fleet of airplanes carrying rock bands from the 1960s. As a CMA artist-in-residence, Kawai will welcome young artists enrolled in CMA classes to take studio tours, participate in master classes, and observe her at work. The exhibition will encourage both adults and young artists to make art by emphasizing that the ability to trust one's instincts is the most important trait for artists to possess, not technical skill. This philosophy stems from Kawai's own approach to art making, which is connected to the concept of "heta-uma," a Japanese manga style that is considered "na�ve" or "amateurish" but produces a successful result through the artist's intuitive powers of expression.

Harlem 1970-2009, A Study in Transitions by Camilo Jose Vergara - New-York Historical Society
Through June 10, 2012 - Upper West Side

This exhibition of photographs by Camilo Jose Vergara will be shown in two cycles: Harlem: The People and Harlem: The Place. Vergara's images serve as powerful and poignant witness to the changes that have occurred over the past four decades in one of the most famous neighborhoods of New York City. Known as the capital of black America, Harlem is a place that has been home to many in the civil rights movement. However, this dynamic part of the city north of Central Park is defined by not only its residents, but also by the physical environment; buildings, which, viewed repeatedly over time, have an organic quality of their own. The first installation (February 17 - June 10, 2012) is defined by the personalities and people of Harlem and the second cycle will focus upon the bricks and mortar; those buildings that tell their own stories.

Hero, Villian, Yeti - The Rubin Museum
Through June 11, 2012 - New York

Comic book storylines have drawn on Tibet's cultural and religious traditions for more than sixty years, mixing reality with myths and long-held stereotypes. Featuring more than fifty comic books from around the world, Hero, Villain, Yeti sheds light on global perceptions of Tibet as reflected in and informed by these diverse narratives.

Cindy Sherman - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through June 11, 2012 - Manhattan

Cindy Sherman (American, b. 1954) is widely recognized as one of the most important and influential artists in contemporary art. Throughout her career, she has presented a sustained, eloquent, and provocative exploration of the construction of contemporary identity and the nature of representation, drawn from the unlimited supply of images from movies, TV, magazines, the Internet, and art history. Working as her own model for more than 30 years, Sherman has captured herself in a range of guises and personas which are at turns amusing and disturbing, distasteful and affecting. To create her photographs, she assumes multiple roles of photographer, model, makeup artist, hairdresser, stylist, and wardrobe mistress. With an arsenal of wigs, costumes, makeup, prosthetics, and props, Sherman has deftly altered her physique and surroundings to create a myriad of intriguing tableaus and characters, from screen siren to clown to aging socialite. Bringing together more than 170 photographs, this retrospective survey traces the artist's career from the mid 1970s to the present. Highlighted in the exhibition are in-depth presentations of her key series, including the groundbreaking series "Untitled Film Stills" (1977-80), the black-and-white pictures that feature the artist in stereotypical female roles inspired by 1950s and 1960s Hollywood, film noir, and European art-house films; her ornate history portraits (1989-90), in which the artist poses as aristocrats, clergymen, and milkmaids in the manner of old master paintings; and her larger-than-life society portraits (2008) that address the experience and representation of aging in the context of contemporary obsessions with youth and status. The exhibition will explore dominant themes throughout Sherman's career, including artifice and fiction; cinema and performance; horror and the grotesque; myth, carnival, and fairy tale; and gender and class identity. Also included are Sherman's recent photographic murals (2010), which will have their American premiere at MoMA. In conjunction with the exhibition, Sherman has selected films from MoMA's collection, which will be screened in MoMA's theaters during the course of the exhibition. A major publication will accompany the exhibition.

Francesca Woodman - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through June 13, 2012 - New York

Francesca Woodman, the most comprehensive exhibition in the U.S. of the artist’s work since Woodman’s untimely death in 1981 at the age of 22, will be presented at the Guggenheim Museum from March 16 through June 13, 2012. Spanning the breadth of her production, the exhibition includes more than 120 vintage photographs, artist books, and a selection of recently discovered and rarely seen short videos, presenting an historical reconsideration of Woodman’s brief but extraordinary career. Francesca Woodman is organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). The exhibition has been curated by Corey Keller, Associate Curator of Photography, SFMOMA, where it opened in November 2011. The New York presentation of Francesca Woodman is organized by Jennifer Blessing, Senior Curator, Photography, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. The Leadership Committee for 2012 Exhibitions of Photography is gratefully acknowledged.

42nd Street - John W. Engeman Theater
Through June 17, 2012 - Northport

Follow the adventures of small town chorus girl Peggy Sawyer as she gets her chance to become an overnight star. The many familiar tunes include "We're in the Money," "Lullaby of Broadway," "Shuffle Off to Buffalo" and "42nd Street."

Dinosaur & Mineral Adventure - Tenafly Nature Center
Through June 19, 2012 - Tenafly

The folks at Dinosaurs Rock™ invite kids to excavate fossils directly from a matrix rock, create a shark tooth necklace, build a dinosaur model, crack open crystal-filled geodes, and find amber and Herkimer diamonds. Children will see and touch a pre-historic, life-size T-Rex skull, a nine foot leg of an ice age mammoth, real dinosaur eggs, footprints and teeth, amethyst towers and more. They will also get to take home genuine dinosaur bone specimens and other fossils, plus real gemstones, like rubies and emeralds. Pre-registration is required.

Picturing Science: Museum Scientists and Imaging Technologies - American Museum of Natural History
Through June 24, 2012 - Upper West Side

Picturing Science: Museum Scientists and Imaging Technologies, an exhibition of more than 20 sets of striking large-format prints, showcases advanced imaging technologies used by scientists at the American Museum of Natural History and reveals once-hidden, intricate details of both natural phenomena and cultural artifacts. The exhibition features images that were created in pursuit of scientific knowledge but also resulted in visually arresting art. It explores how such imaging technologies -- including infrared photography, scanning electron microscopy, and computed tomography (CT) -- make it possible to examine and analyze a range of specimens at levels of detail previously unimaginable, advancing science and providing new insights into the visual splendor of the universe.

Raw/Cooked: Heather Hart - Brooklyn Museum
Through June 24, 2012 -

The fourth exhibition in the Raw/Cooked series presents the work of Bedford-Stuyvesant-based artist Heather Hart. Hart built a large-scale structure titled The Eastern Oracle: We Will Tear the Roof Off the Mother for display in the Museum's fifth-floor rotunda. She describes the work as "an independent rooftop, removed from its house, and dropped from the sky to live its own life in a new context. A rooftop can refer to home, stability, or shelter, but in this context, it is also an action of reclaiming power." The work makes reference to the Museum's ancient Egyptian and African collections and to the Jan Martense Schenck House, a two-room structure built in 1676 that is Brooklyn's second-oldest example of Dutch-American architecture, and the oldest architecture in the Museum's period room collection.

NY Mom's World 'Baby & Toddler Prep' Workshop - Gym-Azing
Through June 25, 2012 - Astoria

If you are an expectant mom, have a new baby at home, or plan on adding to your family soon - get answers to all of your questions and concerns.

Soul Candy - 5 Ninth
Through June 26, 2012 - New York

Every Tuesday night, IaDyne Geffen Weinstein hosts Soul Candy, a Soul genre party designed to create a sexy, warm, soulful experience for impromptu canoodling or a two-step. Soul Candy is the PERFECT find for those looking to escape the pretentious, top 40s scene without sacrificing the aesthetics and exceptionalism expected of your night out and about in the MeatPacking District.http://soulcandy5ninth.tumblr.com http://www.5Ninth.com

Acting 101 - Hopper House Art Center
Through June 27, 2012 - Nyack

This weekly workshop meets to support young artists with interests in the performing arts including theater, film, commercial work, or a specific project such as preparing for an audition. Participants will get help selecting and learning how to approach material, work with sides and cold readings, resume and headshot help, and industry guidance.

'The Amazing Max and The Box of Interesting Things' - Manhattan Movement & Arts Center
Through June 30, 2012 - Manhattan

Objects appear out of thin air, the laws of physics are defied, and miracles are performed inches from spectators' faces in this magic show where the props onstage seem intent on surprising even the magician himself. Be prepared for striking visual magic, comedy and juggling, and loads of audience participation. For more information on the show: theamazingmax.com.

New Ways of Seeing: Drop-in Art Drawing - Brooklyn Museum
Through June 30, 2012 - Prospect Heights

Artists of all ages, including children, are invited to this drawing workshop which uses a different object from the Museum's collection for study for each class. Conversation is combined with drawing to inspire engagement with art in new ways.

"Latin Roots: East Harlem" and "Spirit of Community: Artists of East Harlem" - Dwyer Cultural Center
Through June 30, 2012 - Harlem

"Latin Roots: East Harlem," a multimedia public art exhibit, celebrates East Harlem's cultural and historical importance by honoring seven remarkable local heroes. The stories of the honorees are told by New York City public school students. "Spirit of Community: Artists of East Harlem," a visual art exhibit reflects a vibrant and thriving landscape of art in El Barrio. With works by emerging and mid-career artists who make the neighborhood their home, the exhibit captures the sounds, colors, cadences, textures, and people of the East Harlem mosaic, celebrating its joys and its pathos.

Bird Walk - New York Botanical Garden
Through June 30, 2012 - Bronx

The diverse habitats of the Botanical Garden offer visitors a chance to see dozens of species of birds throughout the year. Bring binoculars and walk the Garden grounds with expert Debbie Becker, searching for birds of the season and learning about bird-friendly plants that provide food, shelter, and nesting sites. Meet at the Reflecting Pool.

Discovery Quests - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center
Through June 30, 2012 - Cornwall

The nature center's hiking trails are turned into adventure quests that range from casual to challenging. Each Saturday and Sunday through June, participants can learn about nature in a fun and interactive way.

LIVE FROM OUTER SPACE with John O'Donnell - Luca Lounge
Through June 30, 2012 - New York CIty

LIVE FROM OUTER SPACE 'Live From Outer Space' is John F. O'Donnell's new live weekly comedy show. Building off of his established website, www.livefromouterspace.com, JFOD promises to bring his audience the best in standup, video and conceptual comedy. For those of you who aren't familiar with John F. O'Donnell, the Comedy Central Insider Blog describes him as, "...one of the more explosive comics in New York. On stage, he's like a tightly capped liter of soda filled with lit fireworks." So, yeah, he's basically a one man walking freak parade with a heart of gold. Come watch him bug out and have an existential crisis on stage each and every Saturday night. It'll be cool, though, because some of his favorite comics will always be there to pick up the pieces. This weeks lineup is: Erik Bergstrom, who is a dark master of the misdirection multiple line, one-liner. He's an absurdist, linguistics breakdown artist (The New Yorker, Comedy Central Indecision 2012). Brooke Van Poppelen, who is a penetratingly honest, autobiographical, fiery hot mess of a comedian with a sweet, sweet tinge of insanity in her deep dark eyes (VH1, TruTV). Joe DeRosa, who is a bullshit free, righteously angry comedian, who is not that angry. He spews hilarious venom, as he reveals his human flaws to us like an alligator who eats swamp children (Comedy Central Presents, Opie and Anthony). Live From Outer Space w/ John F. O'Donnell Saturday, April 7th @ Luca Lounge 222 Ave. B. (btw 13th St. and 14th St.) New York, NY 10009 8pm, $5 http://www.livefromouterspace.com

Animal Tales Extravaganza - Bronx Zoo
Through June 30, 2012 - Bronx

On weekends in April, May, and June, visitors to the zoo can enjoy author readings, animal-themed musical theater, character meet-and-greets, craft activities, and rain forest character parades. This year's headliners will include Yo Gabba Gabba, Curious George, Marvel's Avengers, Disney's Choo Choo Soul, Nickelodeon's Dora & Diego, and more! Plus a special story book reading with actor LeVar Burton of "Reading Rainbow," and appearance by Academy Award winner Alan Menken. Each weekend of Animal Tales Extravaganza includes an array of activities for families and children. The zoo's Dancing Crane Pavilion will be transformed into an intimate storytime corner, presented by Plum Organics. Zoo-goers can take a break and read from a wide variety of animal-themed books from Simon & Schuster, Candlewick Press, and Hyperion. Children can then stage their own animal tale with a puppet they create at the Bright Horizons Early Education & Preschools crafts area. Visit bronxzoo.com for a detailed schedule of showtimes and appearances.

Seeing with Photography - The African American Museum
Through June 30, 2012 - Hempstead

The exhibit features visually impaired or blind photographers from the Long Island Center of Photography. The organization offers an array of photography?based programs designed to enrich the community by providing recreational outlets and cultural opportunities. At LICP, accomplished photographers, serious amateurs, and beginners can develop and promote their work. The exhibit runs through June 30.

Dan Flavin: Drawing - Morgan Library & Museum
Through July 01, 2012 -

Best known for his fluorescent light installations, Dan Flavin was also an avid draftsman. This first retrospective of his drawings will include over one hundred sheets representing every phase of his career: early abstract expressionist watercolors of the 1950s, studies for light installations, portraits and landscape sketches, and pastels of sailboats from the 1980s. In addition, the exhibition will feature nearly fifty works from Flavin's personal collection of drawings, including nineteenth-century American landscapes by Hudson River School artists, Japanese drawings, and twentieth-century works by artists such as Piet Mondrian, Donald Judd, and Sol LeWitt.

Art Exhibit - Suzuki Music School of Westport
Through July 01, 2012 - Westport

Four renowned Connecticut artists compliment the walls of the music school with their landscapes, still lifes, and portrait paintings.

Ship-Shape: Nautical Scale Models - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through July 08, 2012 - New York

"Ship-Shape: Nautical Scale Models," a new exhibition that examines the detailed process of building model ships at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and will be on display through Sunday, July 8, 2012. The exhibition consists of dozens of artifacts including model ships, vintage toy ships, a variety of antique model kit boxes, a mock-up of a modeler's workbench showing the building of a model ship being made in progress and illustrations that demonstrate how models are constructed. Among the highlights of the exhibit are models of the Battleship New Jersey, which served during WWII, the Korean War and Vietnam, and USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned vessel afloat in the world. The model USS New Jersey measures 112" W x 25" H x 15" D and the model USS Constitution measures 57" W x 43"H x 22" D. A modeler's workbench offers a peek at the tools of the trade, while World War II nautical toys illustrate children's fascination with ships. From wartime cardboard models to ships in bottles, the exhibit highlights the dexterity, ingenuity and artistry embodied in these popular collectors' items. "Ship-Shape: Nautical Scale Models" is made possible through the support of the Susan and Elihu Rose Foundation and will be on display through Sunday, July 8, 2012. The exhibit is free with museum admission. For more information, visit www.intrepidmuseum.org.

“Ship-Shape: Nautical Scale Models” - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through July 08, 2012 - Clinton

This exhibit, which examines the detailed process of building model ships, consists of dozens of artifacts, including model ships, vintage toy ships, a variety of antique model kit boxes, a mock-up of a modeler's workbench showing the building of a model ship, and illustrations that demonstrate how models are constructed. Among the highlights of the exhibit are large-scale models of the Battleship New Jersey, which served during WWII, the Korean War, and Vietnam and the USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned vessel afloat in the world. A modeler's workbench offers a peek at the tools of the trade, while World War II nautical toys illustrate children's fascination with ships. From wartime cardboard models to ships in bottles, the exhibit highlights the dexterity, ingenuity, and artistry embodied in these popular collectors' items.

Keith Haring: 1978-1982 - Brooklyn Museum
Through July 08, 2012 -

Keith Haring: 1978-1982 is the first large-scale exhibition to explore the early career of one of the best-known American artists of the twentieth century. Tracing the development of Haring's extraordinary visual vocabulary, the exhibition includes 155 works on paper, numerous experimental videos, and over 150 archival objects, including rarely seen sketchbooks, journals, exhibition flyers, posters, subway drawings, and documentary photographs. The exhibition chronicles the period in Haring's career from his arrival in New York City through the years when he started his studio practice and began making public and political art on the city streets. Immersing himself in New York's downtown culture, he quickly became a fixture on the artistic scene, befriending other artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat and Kenny Scharf, as well as many of the most innovative cultural figures of the period. The critical role that these relationships played in Haring's development as a public artist and facilitator of group exhibitions and performances will also be explored. Pieces on view will include a number of very early works never before seen in public; seven video pieces, including Haring Paints Himself into a Corner (his first video piece) and Tribute to Gloria Vanderbilt; and collages created from cut-up fragments of his own writing, history textbooks, and newspapers.

Exhibitions: Keith Haring: 1978-1982 - Brooklyn Museum
Through July 08, 2012 - Prospect Heights

Keith Haring: 1978–1982 is the first large-scale exhibition to explore the early career of one of the best-known American artists of the twentieth century. Haring's work was imbued with liveliness and frivolity, but also social commentary and thought-provoking ideas that parents and kids will enjoy viewing, and discussing.

Family Sundays at the Museum - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through July 08, 2012 - Roslyn Harbor

Now there's even more reason for families to plan the weekend around a visit to Nassau County Museum of Art. Each Sunday the museum offers a docent-led family walk-through of the exhibition and supervised art activities for the whole family. Special family guides of the main exhibition are available in the galleries. Family Sundays at the Museum are held in the museum’s main building, the Arnold & Joan Saltzman Fine Art Building. The program runs through July 8, 2012.

Exhibition — Sculpture/Jim Dine/Pinocchio - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through July 08, 2012 - Roslyn Harbor

Devoted to Jim Dine’s Pinocchio book, the museum's second floor has an impressive Pinocchio series, compiled as illustrations to a translation of Carlo Collodi’s original tale. Some 40 lithographs, each approximately 20 x 17 inches are included. Dine expresses his connection to Pinocchio, dedicating his works to the adventurous wooden boy, saying,"His poor burned feet, his misguided judgment, his vanity about his temporary donkey ears all add up to the real sum of his parts. In the end it is his great heart that holds me." The exhibit runs through July 8, 2012.

Steven Salzman: Facebook Formatted (and other works) - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through July 08, 2012 - Roslyn Harbor

Contemporary art meets social networking in the work of NY artist Steven Salzman. Encouraging dialogue, Salzman uploads his boldly-colored, geometric, digital images to Facebook in the triptych, horizontal rectangle format seen on Facebook pages. His playful, yet insightful paintings, prints, and collages draw inspiration from advanced physics and astronomy. The exhibit runs through July 8, 2012.

Women in Aviation: World War II - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through July 08, 2012 - New York

In 1910, Raymonde de Laroche of France became the first woman to earn a solo pilot's license. Just three decades after de Laroche earned her license, the world was engulfed in a terrible war. Aviation promised to play a critical role in the conflict. Seeing an opportunity to contribute their talents, female pilots lobbied their governments for a chance to serve. Women in Aviation: World War II examines the wartime contributions of these pioneering women. American women took to the skies under the auspices of the Women Airforce Service Pilots, the Civil Air Patrol and aircraft manufacturing companies such as Grumman. Female pilots ferried airplanes from base to base. They tested powerful warplanes fresh off the assembly line and flew patrol missions around the country. Behind the scenes, female engineers helped produce rugged warplanes. More than many women, female pilots challenged traditional ideas of what a woman could accomplish. At war's end, society expected women to return to their quiet lives as wives and homemakers, and most women who hoped to continue their flying careers found little opportunity. Decades passed before America's female aviators received formal recognition for their wartime service. Women in Aviation: World War II features original artifacts including flight suits and gear, uniforms, pilot log books, archival materials and photographs. Vintage film footage shows women breaking records, winning air races, and training to serve their country. The exhibition, opening on March 1st and running through July 8th, is free with general admission and will be located in the Hangar 2 Gallery.

Byzantium and Islam - Age of Transition - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through July 08, 2012 -

The Eastern Mediterranean, from Syria across North Africa, comprised the wealthy southern provinces of the Byzantine Empire at the start of the seventh century. By that century's end, the region was central to the emerging Islamic world. This exhibition will be the first to display the complex character of the region and its exceptional art and culture during the era of transition -- from its role as part of the Byzantine state to its evolving position in the developing Islamic world. The dialogue between established Byzantine and evolving Islamic styles and culture will be shown through images of authority, religion, and especially commerce. Iconoclasm as it emerged during that period among the Christian, Jewish, and Islamic communities of the region will be addressed.

Casting the Divine - The Rubin Museum
Through July 13, 2012 - New York

A group of 104 sculptures on long-term loan to the Rubin Museum of Art will be exhibited together for the first time in the United States. A selection of the works was previously exhibited at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, in the United Kingdom, in 1999. The collection is known as the Nyingjei Lam Collection, which means "path of compassion."

Projects 97: Mark Boulos - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through July 16, 2012 - Manhattan

Boulos's installation All that Is Solid Melts into Air (2008), comprised of two large-scale videos, presents two communities on opposite ends of the world, each locked in a struggle to control oil. Oil surrounds us on a daily basis, and yet we are scarcely aware of its source or presence; when refined into products, petroleum gives no clue as to its origin or its physical form. Boulos's installation, however, begins to make visible the mechanisms of this process of abstraction, and the political conditions that these objects conceal. In one video, Boulos shows traders in the Chicago Mercantile Exchange on the first day of the 2008 credit crisis. In the other video, Boulos presents footage of his experience living with Nigerian fishermen -- members of the militant group Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, which opposes through violent means the exploitation of people and devastation of the environment in one of the largest oil fields in the world. The individuals in these two landscapes are connected through a desire to control petroleum, which vanishes into thin air, in the first instance through financial speculation, and in the second through corporate regulation of Nigerian mines. All that Is Solid Melts into Air provokes timely questions about the ongoing fight over natural resources, and the power of social mechanisms, such as financial derivatives, to shape the lives of individuals and communities while obfuscating their very connection to those affected. Mark Boulos (American, b. 1975) is an artist and filmmaker who lives and works in Amsterdam and London. He studied visual art at the Rijksakademie in Holland as a Fulbright Scholar, documentary filmmaking at the National Film and Television School in England, and philosophy at Swarthmore College and Deep Springs College.

Kehinde Wiley / The World Stage: Israel - The Jewish Museum
Through July 29, 2012 -

One of the most significant young artists today, Kehinde Wiley is known for vibrant, large-scale paintings of young urban men, rendered in the self-confident, empowered poses typical of classical European portrait painting. Part of a new series exploring the global diaspora, the works in The World Stage: Israel are based on photographs the artist took of men of diverse religions and ethnicities living in Israel. The detailed decorative backgrounds are based on Jewish ceremonial art. The exhibition includes 14 paintings and a selection of textiles and papercuts chosen by the artist from The Jewish Museum's collection.

Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through July 30, 2012 - Manhattan

Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream is an exploration of new architectural possibilities for cities and suburbs in the aftermath of the recent foreclosure crisis. During summer 2011, five interdisciplinary teams of architects, urban planners, ecologists, engineers, and landscape designers worked in public workshops at MoMA PS1 to envision new housing and transportation infrastructures that could catalyze urban transformation, particularly in the country's suburbs. Responding to The Buell Hypothesis, a research report prepared by the Buell Center at Columbia University, teams -- lead by MOS, Visible Weather, Studio Gang, WORKac, and Zago Architecture -- focused on a specific location within one of five "megaregions" across the country to come up with inventive solutions for the future of American suburbs. This installation presents the proposals developed during the architects-in-residence program, including a wide array of models, renderings, animations, and analytical materials.

Space No. 1 - Extreme Kids and Crew
Through July 31, 2012 - Bedford-Stuyvesant

An initiative of Extreme Kids and Crew, Space No. 1 offers a safe, sensory play space where special need children and their parents can play, teach, learn, sing, sprawl, and swing. An array of multi-sensory equipment provides for this.

Puppet Workshops! - The Puppet Kitchen
Through August 04, 2012 - Lower East Side

Make new friends from scratch! Puppet Making Workshops aren't just for kids at the Puppet Kitchen. These classes are great for anyone; the Puppet Kitchen artists design, build, perform, and teach puppetry for children and adults. Serenade your date with a fluffy Pup-It, look stylish in the latest Puppet Hat fashions, or make Spoon Puppets from kitchen supplies with the whole family. Take a tour of the Lower East Side studio and dig into 1-2 hours of hands on instruction by the award-winning Puppet Kitchen Chefs. You'll take home a freshly made puppet; materials provided. Classes are 5-12 participants, and range from $25-$50/person. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

The Dawn of Egyptian Art - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through August 05, 2012 -

During the Predynastic and Early Dynastic Periods (ca. 4000-2650 B.C.), people living in the Nile Valley began recording their beliefs through paintings, sculptures, and reliefs made for their shrines and tombs. These works of art capture the evolving world view of these early Egyptians. Images of people, animals, and landscapes, some of which give rise to hieroglyphs, include forms and iconography that remained in use throughout the art of Pharaonic Egypt. This exhibition brings together some 175 objects gathered from the Metropolitan Museum's important collection of early art and from the collections of twelve other museums in the U.S. and Europe to illustrate the origins and early development of ancient Egyptian art.

9 Scripts from a Nation at War - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through August 06, 2012 - Manhattan

9 Scripts from a Nation at War (2007), a 10-channel video installation recently acquired by MoMA, marks the first work for which artists Andrea Geyer, Sharon Hayes, Ashley Hunt, Katya Sander, and David Thorne have collaborated. The work responds to knowledge production and communication in the context of the Iraq war since the initial invasion by U.S. military forces in March 2003. The 10 videos comprising the large-scale, spatial installation cast inquiry into the position of the individual amidst roles constructed by war. Each video stages the speaking of a script from the following perspectives: citizen, blogger, correspondent, veteran, student, actor, interviewer, lawyer, detainee, and source. The scripts are enacted by both actors and non-actors, some speaking their own words, some reciting the words of others. Displayed as projections and seated viewing stations in a circuitous, non-narrative structure, the performative videos create a charged environment questioning the implications of war on individual and collective subjectivity.

Beyond Planet Earth: The Future of Space Exploration - American Museum of Natural History
Through August 12, 2012 - Upper West Side

Beyond Planet Earth launches visitors into the exciting future of space exploration as it boldly speculates on humanity's next steps in our solar system and beyond. The exhibition features a full-sized re-creation of a lunar habitat, a model of an elevator reaching up into space, a walk-through diorama of the Martian surface, and challenging interactive simulations. See authentic equipment and models of historic spacecraft from select voyages in the past. Learn about robotic missions that are currently headed deeper and deeper into our own solar system, and what they might reveal. Understand why geologists are so interested in specimens from moons and other planets and what we can learn from them. And explore some possible spectacular missions of the future: mining the Moon, landing on and deflecting a potentially deadly asteroid, or traveling to Mars - and perhaps even establishing colonies there. Is it possible within our lifetime? Will we discover evidence of life, past or present, on another planet? Find out what experts think the future will hold for us beyond planet Earth. Gallery 3, third floor

"Beyond Planet Earth: The Future of Space Exploration" - American Museum of Natural History
Through August 12, 2012 - Upper West Side

This exhibit launches visitors into the exciting future of space exploration as it boldly speculates on humanity's next steps in our solar system and beyond. The exhibition features a full-sized recreation of a lunar habitat, a model of an elevator reaching up into space, a walk-through diorama of the Martian surface, and challenging interactive simulations. See authentic equipment and models of historic spacecraft from select voyages in the past. Learn about robotic missions that are currently headed deeper into our own solar system and what they might reveal. And explore some possible missions of the future: mining the Moon, landing on and deflecting a potentially deadly asteroid, and even establishing colonies on Mars.

The Games: The Science of Sport - The Bruce Museum
Through August 12, 2012 - Greenwich

This interactive exhibition about the Olympics features SuperBodies, a cutting-edge 3D animation and original video production presented in both a big screen video and mobile app game formats. Also featured is hands-on exploratory stations and athletic gear including boxing gloves, javelins, and timing and other devices that record participants' strength and reaction times. Also on view will be pins and collector memorabilia from past Olympic Games.

Newspaper Fiction: The New York Journalism of Djuna Barnes - Brooklyn Museum
Through August 19, 2012 -

Newspaper Fiction: The New York Journalism of Djuna Barnes, 1913-1919 is an exploration of the early journalistic career of American writer and women's rights advocate Djuna Barnes (1892-1982). Though best known for her modernist novels and plays, including Nightwood (1936) and The Antiphon (1958), Barnes spent the period between 1913 and her departure for Europe in 1921 living in New York's Greenwich Village and working as a writer and illustrator for publications including the Brooklyn Daily Eagle and Vanity Fair. The product of an unconventional household, she developed an outsider's perspective on "normal" life that served her as an artist, and a liberal sexuality that fit in perfectly with the bohemian lifestyle of Greenwich Village and, later, the lesbian expatriate community in Paris. She used journalism as a means to understand New York City's people and places, and as an excuse to push boundaries and explore society's margins. On view will be forty-five objects, including documentary photographs, drawings, works on paper, and Barnes's stories in newsprint, including eight illustrations she composed to accompany her newspaper columns. Her work suggests a proto-feminist sensibility, emphasizing politics as something experienced on an individual, emotional level.

Disney Theatrical Productions Presents 'Newsies The Musical' on Broadway - Nederlander Theatre
Through August 19, 2012 - Manhattan

Set in New York City at the turn of the century, this movie-turned-musical is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged 'newsies,' who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys' expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike for what's right. "Newsies" is inspired by the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899, when newsboy Kid Blink led a band of orphan and runaway newsies on a two-week-long action against Pulitzer, Hearst, and other powerful newspaper publishers. The stage version introduces several brand-new songs by the original team while keeping many of the beloved songs from the film, including "Carrying the Banner," "Seize the Day," "King of New York," and "Santa Fe."

The Jungle Book - Puppetworks
Through August 19, 2012 - Park Slope

Rudyard Kipling's 1894 fables of India, with an original song score.

T.G.I.S. Saturday Drop-In - Fairfield Ludlowe High - Adaptive Recreation
Through August 25, 2012 - Fairfield

This drop-in meets on Saturdays for the entire year and is a social group for the physically and/or cognitively challenged. Activities include dancing, bowling or just hanging out with friends. Each Saturday is themed around a special event or holiday and may include games, recreation, movies or a craft. Meet in room 269.

The Berenstain Bears LIVE! in Family Matters, the Musical - Marjorie S. Dean Little Theatre
Through August 26, 2012 - New York

New York: Unlike most bears, The Berenstain Bears LIVE! will not be hibernating this winter, the critically-acclaimed family musical will extend for a third time since it came to New York in June 2011. This open-ended extension will be celebrated in a new, more convenient location at the Upper West Sides’ Marjorie S. Dean Little Theatre (5 West 63rd Street), steps from Central Park, beginning on November 5, 2011. Adapted from the classic children’s book series by Stan and Jan Berenstain, The Berenstain Bears LIVE! in Family Matters, the Musical brings everyone’s favorite bear family to life in a thrilling theatrical experience that kids as well as their parents will treasure for many years to come. The newest Off-Broadway musical for Mamas, Papas, and Young Cubs in NYC, The Berenstain Bears LIVE! will give boys and girls of all ages the chance to fall in love with these characters, just as their parents did when they were growing up. The Berenstain Bears LIVE! features an original score by Michael Borton and a book by Borton and Michael Slade. The Berenstain Bears LIVE! is produced by Matt Murphy Productions. Audiences and critics rave: "Spirited, energetic, and hilarious for all generations!" - Time Out New York; "The Berenstain Bears LIVE! is a Happy Home In NYC!" - Associated Press; “A Bear-y Big Blast. A Kid-A-Thon of Giggles!" - Big Apple Parent; “Like honey for little kids!” - Mommy Poppins; “Our family loved every minute of it!” - Upper West Side Kids Blog; “A Fantastic Experience for Kids!” - NYTheatre.com; “Entertaining set of stories with upbeat music!” - Show Business Weekly; “A Great Experience for your Little Bear!” - Parents.com; “It’s always nice spending time in Bear Country.” - Daily Candy; “Upbeat and Humorous!” - New York Family; “Original Music and Great Energy!” - QueensMamas.com; “Impossible to not go check it out.” - Single Mama NYC; "A family show that’s a honey of a good time!" - TalkingWalnut.com; "Walk out with a BEAR-y happy smile!" - Motherhood Later; "Valuable lessons and a whole lot of silliness." - Rivertowns Patch - Urban Suburban Mom; "Terrific dancing and charming fun songs." – CurtainUp; “A peppy, pop-flavored score!”– NY Times Performance Schedule: Saturdays at 11AM; Sundays at 2PM NEW THEATRE Marjorie S. Dean Little Theatre is located at 5 West 63rd Street HOLIDAY PRFORMANCE SCHEDULE: ADDED PERFORMANCE: Friday, November 25 at 11AM; Wednesday, December 28 at 11AM; Thursday, December 29 at 11AM; Friday, December 30 at 11AM; Saturday, December, 31 at 11AM; (NO PERFORMANCE Sunday, January 1, 2012) RETURNS TO NORMAL PLAYING SCHEDULE JANUARY 7, 2012

The Berenstain Bears LIVE! in 'Family Matters, the Musical' - Marjorie S. Dean Little Theatre
Through August 26, 2012 - Upper West Side

Adapted from the classic children's book series by Stan and Jan Berenstain, this open-ended Off-Broadway musical features everyone's favorite bear family in a live show, plus a free post-show dance party, face painting, and photos with the Berenstain Bears.

'Little Miss Muffet's Monster-Sitting Service' - Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre
Through August 26, 2012 - Manhattan

City Parks Foundation premieres a whimsical new theater piece for the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre based on the beloved nursery rhyme "Little Miss Muffet." "Little Miss Muffet's Monster-Sitting Service" tells the story of Molly Muffet (the great-great-great-great granddaughter of the original Little Miss Muffet) and what happens when she ends up home alone while her parents leave for a high school reunion. Molly's grandfather is called in to babysit but gets stranded by a snowstorm in Alaska. As a last resort, he calls in an old family friend, Aloisius Albrecht Alviss Spider (Al for short), the original spider from the famed nursery rhyme. Molly and Al quickly become friends and hatch a plan to start a baby-sitting service for baby monsters while her parents are away. As the night progresses and baby monsters get dropped off, Molly and Al receive news that the storm of the century is heading their way. Molly, Al, and the babies bunker down for what promises to be a long night filled with music, song, dance, and numerous surprises.

Spies in the House of Art - Photography, Film, and Video - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through August 26, 2012 -

Artists are the secret constituency of museums, inspired and challenged not only by the objects and collections they display but also by the spaces in which they are shown and the authority they represent. Most artists aspire to see their works in museums, even if they joke among themselves about how museums are mausoleums, places where art goes to die. In telling stories about how and why art gets made, museums provide a ready-made foil for artists to react against and clarify their own positions. This selection of photography, film, and video from the permanent collection surveys the various ways museums inspire the making of works of art. A museum can be the setting for a new work or provide the raw material for creations that build upon a previous aesthetic experience. The camera can highlight the estrangement of objects from their original functions, unlock from a straitlaced decorousness of display the desires -- libidinal or otherwise -- that engendered the objects in the first place, or make visible the imaginative projection that underlies much looking at art. At a time when the automatic reflex of a technologically harried and distracted museum visitor may be to point and shoot, capture and move on, these works suggest the benefit of stepping back, reflecting, and lingering. In an unprecedented commingling of old and new works, Andrea Fraser's video Museum Highlights: A Gallery Talk (1989) will be exhibited alongside paintings by William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Alexandre Cabanel, and Franz Xaver Winterhalter in Gallery 809 within the Galleries of Nineteenth-Century, Modern, and Contemporary Art, around the corner from the main installation. A complementary installation of a dozen photographs from the medium's beginnings to the early 1970s will be on view through May 6 in Gallery 850.

Playing House - Brooklyn Museum
Through August 26, 2012 -

Playing House is the first in a series of installations that aim to engage visitors with the Brooklyn Museum's period rooms. Artists Betty Woodman, Anne Chu, Ann Agee, and Mary Lucier have been invited to place site-specific artwork in eight of the Museum's historic rooms, which have been interpreted by curators over the years to illustrate how Americans of various times, economic levels, and locations lived. The artists were asked to consider these factors when developing their ideas. The project originated with Woodman's observation that although being an artist means confronting the art of the past, no one can enter the past -- except through "make believe," or "playing house," by which the past can be appropriated. Chu created magical birds and flowers out of textiles, feathers, paper, and metal, unexpectedly bringing nature and the outside world into the rooms. Lucier, who is descended from Dutch and Huguenot settlers, created videos that evoke memories of place and where we come from. Agee transformed the strict social order and luxury of the Milligan rooms into an artisan's workshop, and Woodman created table settings and "carpets" incorporating painting and ceramics. Playing House occupies the Cupola House Dining Room, the Russell Parlor, the Cane Acres Plantation Dining Room, the Worsham-Rockefeller Moorish Smoking Room, the Schenck Houses, the Weil-Worgelt Study, and the Milligan Parlor and Library. The installation is organized by Barry R. Harwood, Curator of Decorative Arts, and Eugenie Tsai, John and Barbara Vogelstein Curator of Contemporary Art, Brooklyn Museum.

Sanford Biggers and Jennifer Zackin: a small world... - The Jewish Museum
Through August 26, 2012 -

In the collaborative video a small world..., artists Sanford Biggers and Jennifer Zackin juxtapose home movies of their families -- one African American and one Jewish American --- to explore the intersections of middle-class life across racial lines. Originally recorded in silent super-8 film, the video shows the artists as children growing up in New York and Los Angeles in the 1970s. Typical family events and holidays -- birthdays, Hanukkah, Christmas, barbecues, family trips to Disneyland, playtime in the backyard -- are shown simultaneously, drawing attention to similarities of class while recognizing differences of ethnicity.

Wacky Tuesday - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through August 31, 2012 - Crown Heights

Explore art, science and culture in a wacky, fun and exciting way.

Tales for Tots - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through August 31, 2012 - Crown Heights

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

Storytimes with Emily - The Moxie Spot
Through August 31, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

Story time is led by Emily Terte, the creative director of The Moxie Spot. She has years of experience working with young children as an elementary school teacher and librarian, and she combines her love of books, puppets, and children to give children (and parents) an extraordinary story time experience.

Dance Around with Nat - The Moxie Spot
Through August 31, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

Join Nat, the proprietor of The Moxie Spot, for an hour of singing, dancing around, and celebrating life.

Chess for Children - Brooklyn Lyceum
Through August 31, 2012 - Park Slope

Children can work on their chess skills via competition and instruction.

Breastfeeding Support Clinic - Tribeca Parenting
Through August 31, 2012 - Park Slope

These clinics are helpful for moms who need a little reassurance or encouragement with breastfeeding. While many simple issues can be resolved in these helpful group sessions, please be aware that certain more complex breastfeeding issues may require more individualized attention which can be provided in a home visit.

Breastfeeding Support Group - New York Methodist Hospital
Through August 31, 2012 -

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

Arty Facts - Brooklyn Museum
Through August 31, 2012 - Prospect Heights

Specifically for children four to seven years old and their adult friends (no older or younger siblings, please), Arty Facts explores the Museum's galleries, focusing on a specific theme before returning to the studio to create art inspired by what was seen. The class meets in the Museum's Rubin Lobby exactly at designated times.

Autism Support Group - Hebrew Educational Society
Through August 31, 2012 - Canarsie

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

Discover Tours - Audubon Center at Prospect Park
Through August 31, 2012 - Brooklyn

Learn how to look for birds, discover the source of the Lullwater, and find out what you can do to protect nature on a tour led by expert naturalists. Every Saturday and Sunday.

Arts and Recreation - Prospect Park Audobon Center
Through August 31, 2012 - Flatbush

Naturalists at the Audubon Center lead structured, fun, and engaging arts activities combined with outdoor nature play that will have kids up and moving like an animal or pretending to be a bat trying to catch a moth.

Handiwork: Tasks and Crafts from the Past - Lefferts Historic House
Through August 31, 2012 - Flatbush

Imagine yourself in the past! Learn games, pastimes and tasks that were common 200 years ago.

Transit Tots - New York Transit Museum
Through August 31, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

The Museum's popular weekly drop-in program for youngest transportation fans is free with admission. Adult companions must be present.

Indoor Play - Powerplay
Through August 31, 2012 - Gowanus

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

Saturday Pediatric Clinic - New York Methodist Hospital
Through August 31, 2012 - Park Slope

New York Methodist Hospital offers free preventive dental education, information, and toothbrushes on Saturday mornings by appointment. Call the Department of Dental Medicine at 718-780-5410 or Dental Educator Brendan Wheeler at 718-780-5367.

Saturdays Tots - Staten Island Children's Museum
Through August 31, 2012 - Staten Island

Hardworking parents can now enjoy some time with their toddlers. Activities include singing, creating, and sharing adventures.

The Child's Place for Children with Special Needs - Brooklyn Public Library, Sunset Park branch
Through August 31, 2012 - Sunset Park

This program accomodates all kinds of children inclusively for reading, story telling, and various kinds of play sessions. Parent workshops are also available. See Brooklyn Public Library for other locations throughout Brooklyn.

Bereavement Support Groups for Children and Teens - St. Joseph's High School for Girls
Through August 31, 2012 - Downtown Brooklyn

Children and teens who may feel isolated in grieving the death of a loved one will be given the opportunity to meet and be with others struggling with similar losses. Groups will meet for eight consecutive weeks. Presented by Calvary Hospital. Contact Kristen Finneran, MS at 646-739-1005 to register and for further information.

Guilt, The New Masked Ball - Botanica
Through September 01, 2012 - Manhattan

Guilt is a new masked party in Downtown New York. Guilt is an excuse to hide yourself and party without feeling the guilt of next day responsibilities. Guilt is for those who want to remain anonymous.

Weegee: Murder Is My Business - International Center of Photography
Through September 02, 2012 - New York

For an intense decade between 1935 and 1946, Weegee (1899-1968) was one of the most relentlessly inventive figures in American photography. His graphically dramatic and often lurid photographs of New York crimes and news events set the standard for what has become known as tabloid journalism. Freelancing for a variety of New York newspapers and photo agencies, and later working as a stringer for the short-lived liberal daily PM (1940-48), Weegee established a way of combining photographs and texts that was distinctly different from that promoted by other picture magazines, such as LIFE. Utilizing other distribution venues, Weegee also wrote extensively (including his autobiographical Naked City, published in 1945) and organized his own exhibitions at the Photo League. This exhibition draws upon the extensive Weegee Archive at ICP and includes environmental recreations of Weegee's apartment and exhibitions. The exhibition is organized by ICP Chief Curator Brian Wallis.

EXHIBIT: RISING DRAGON: CONTEMPORARY CHINESE PHOTOGRAPHY - Katonah Museum of Art
Through September 02, 2012 - Katonah

In celebration of the Chinese Year of the Dragon, the Katonah Museum of Art presents "Rising Dragon: Contemporary Chinese Photography," an exhibition of work created by Chinese artists in China since 2000, the last Year of the Dragon. Curated by Miles Barth, many of the 80 works in Rising Dragon have never been seen in the United States. "Rising Dragon" offers an overview of the photographic work that is being done in China today. The exhibition will be on view from Sunday, March 25 through September 2, 2012.

Africa: From the Desert to the Sea - Maritime Aquarium
Through September 03, 2012 - Norwalk

Learn about the importance of habitat preservation and conservation while observing such exotic African species as the air-breathing lungfish and electric catfish that use bioelectric radar to sense surroundings and zap their food.

Meerkats - Maritime Aquarium
Through September 03, 2012 - Norwalk

Six sibling meerkats visit from the Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City. Windows will offer close up views into their underground burrows as well as viewing bubbles to see above ground. These animals will be familiar to anyone who has seen the Lion King.

To the Arctic - IMAX Theater, Maritime Aquarium
Through September 03, 2012 - Norwalk

The changing climate of the earth has effected people and animals that call the Artic home. See the impact on polar bears, a migrating herd of caribou and walruses. Meryl Streep narrates.

Women's Yoga - Full Circle Family Care
Through September 06, 2012 - White Plains

A light-hearted class open to women of all ages and interests, suitable for beginners. Stretch, strengthen, manage weight or just relax. Yoga balls and props are used to build balance and core strength. Mats provided. Tuesdays 7:30-8:45pm.

Mommy & Me Yoga - Full Circle Family Care
Through September 06, 2012 - White Plains

Strengthen your body, center yourself, and re-energize with a fun workout with your baby. Babies will fuss, fidget and cry and it's all fine. Babies should be 6 weeks old and not yet crawling. Bring a baby blanket, mats provided. Drop in any day, no registration required. Sundays 11am; Tuesdays 10:30am; Thursdays 11:30am.

Fertility Yoga - Full Circle Family Care
Through September 08, 2012 - White Plains

Fertility Yoga aids women who are open to conception. This restorative yoga class increases pelvic circulation and guides you into deep relaxation. It is safe to attend during IVF treatment. The class has been a great support to many women who have conceived after long fertility journeys. Thursdays 7:30-8:45pm.

Voca People - New World Stages
Through September 08, 2012 - Midtown West

Performed by eight snow-white, ruby-lipped aliens with perfect harmony, there are no musical instruments, only vocals in this show. Featuring over 70 well known songs that create vocal "fireworks" and will encourage audiences to clap, participate, and sing along.

Naked before the Camera - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through September 09, 2012 -

Since the beginning of art and in every medium, depicting the human body has been among the artist's greatest challenges and supreme achievements, as can so easily be seen by Museum visitors walking through the galleries of Greek and Roman statuary, African and Oceanic art, Old Master paintings, or Indian sculpture. Tapping veins of mythology, carnal desire, hero worship, and aesthetic pleasure, depictions of the nude have also triggered impassioned discussions of sin and sexuality, cultural identity, and canons of beauty. Controversies are often aroused even more intensely when the artist's chosen medium is photography, with its accuracy and specificity -- when a real person stood naked before the camera -- rather than traditional media where more generalized and idealized forms prevail. In the medium's early days -- particularly in France, where Victorian notions of propriety held less sway than in England and America, and where life drawing was a central part of artistic training -- photographs proved to be a cheap and easy substitute for the live model. While serving painters and sculptors, many nineteenth-century photographic nudes were also intended as works of art in their own right. Still others bore the title "artist's study" merely to evade government censors and legitimize images that were, in fact, more likely intended to stir a gentleman's loins than to enhance his aesthetic endeavors. Outside the realms of art and erotica, photographic nudes were made to aid the study of anatomy, movement, forensics, and ethnography. In twentieth-century art, the body became a vehicle for surreal and modernist manipulation and for intimate odes to beauty or poems to a muse. Beginning with the sexual revolution of the 1960s, nudity and its representation took on new meanings -- as declarations of freedom from societal strictures, as assertions of individual identity, as explorations of sexuality and gender roles, and as responses to AIDS. Naked before the Camera surveys the history of this subject and examines some of the motivations and meanings that underlie its expression.

Avenue ZOO - Bronx Zoo
Through September 09, 2012 - Bronx

Running each weekend during Animal Tales Extravaganza and beyond, Avenue ZOO - featuring a guest appearance by Kate Monster, the beloved puppet star of the Tony Award-winning musical "AVENUE Q" - will take place on the zoo's Asia Plaza Stage. Avenue ZOO highlights the importance of wildlife conservation in a fun, entertaining way. It is a musical tale in which Kate Monster meets exotic animals and discovers that though they may seem strange and different, they are not so scary after all. Avenue ZOO performances will be at 12:30pm and 2:30pm each weekend day through Sunday, Sept. 9. Highlights of this season's main stage entertainment include: Marvel's Avengers: Heroes Saving the Earth featuring Captain America, Iron Man, Thor and HULK; Nickelodeon's Dora and Diego: We Did It!; Sportacus from Sprout's Lazytown; Disney's Choo-Choo Soul with Genevieve; Ferdinand the Bull; Barney Sing-Along; Super Sprowtz; and Spider-Man.

Prenatal Yoga - Full Circle Family Care
Through September 11, 2012 - White Plains

Drop in any time to ease the anxiety and sensations of pregnancy and prepare for the challenges of labor, birth, and motherhood. Best during 2nd and 3rd trimester. Mats provided. Purchase a multi-class card and get a 10% discount at The Shop at Full Circle.

Sensory Bounce - BounceU
Through September 28, 2012 - Stratford

This is a program for children and adults with Sensory Integration Dysfunction, Autism, and other disabilities with a Sensory component. Teachers work on balance and coordination, auditory and tactile sensitivity, strength building, motor coordination, cooperative play, turn-taking, and social and verbal skills. The class meets on Wednesdays.

Rocket Park Mini Golf - New York Hall of Science
Through September 30, 2012 - Flushing

Putt your way through a nine-hole miniature golf course that teaches the science of spaceflight. Players will explore key science concepts such as propulsion, gravity, escape velocity, launch window, gravitational assist, and more.

The Alef Bet of Being A Mensch - Suffolk Y JCC
Through September 30, 2012 - Commack

On Sundays, through September 2012, visitors can walk through the dictionary of the Hebrew Alef-Bet. Letters form the words that lead you and your children through the basics of being a Mensch. Visitors can test their patience on The Tolerance Sovlanut Scale, discover "Inner Peace" in the Shalom Corner and explore the Glow in the Dark Torah Scroll.

Annual Natural History Exhibit - Beautiful Dirt: A Look Into The Amazing Story Underfoot - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through September 30, 2012 - Scarsdale

Dirt is everywhere - there's no getting away from it – nor should you want to! Mankind cannot survive without dirt. It is the starting (and ending) point for almost everything we find in our environment and use in our daily lives. This exhibit is an introduction to the astonishing world of dirt. Come dig your hands in and discover the secret world that lies beneath us all. Through September 30, 2012.

Nature's Helpers - Prospect Park Audobon Center
Through September 30, 2012 - Flatbush

Spend some time outside enjoying nature while helping to keep the Park clean. Families are encouraged to come and take a tour of the Park and its waterways and help keep it tidy along the way. Gloves, garbage bags, and trash grabbers will be provided.

Race Around the Farmyard - Lefferts Historic House
Through September 30, 2012 - Flatbush

Get out and get moving in the yard at Lefferts Historic House! The whole family can participate in potato sack races, spoon races, stilts, and other old fashioned games.

Electric Currents, 1900-1940 - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through September 30, 2012 - Manhattan

Electricity -- a source of clean, efficient power and brilliant, reliable light -- epitomized the very spirit of modernism in the early 20th century. After decades of research and competitive experimentation following the development of the first arc lamps and incandescent filament bulbs in the mid-19th century, electricity began to transform every aspect of modern life. Electric light -- first in city streets and then in homes -- brought a revolutionary innovation to daily existence, literally redefining day and night. This installation features a dozen posters from MoMA's collection used in this period to promote electricity, which offered staggering possibilities for progress but was not universally welcomed. In creating graphics for industry leaders like AEG and Bosch, modern designers were inspired by the beauty of the bulb itself and the splendor of electric light, which are both rendered with exquisite power in Jacques Nathan-Garamond's poster of c. 1938, which pulsates in 2-D. The installation highlights a selection of Lester Beall's equally vibrant posters for the Rural Electrification Administration, which used bold, patriotic graphics to foster public awareness of the benefits of electricity in America's homes and farms during the Great Depression.

The Rylands Haggadah Medieval Jewish Art in Context - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through September 30, 2012 -

From the calling of Moses to the crossing of the Red Sea, the drama of the ancient Israelites' exodus from Egypt is presented in The Rylands Haggadah. This is the third in a series of installations focusing on one masterwork of Hebrew manuscript illumination from a national or international collection. This spring, the featured work comes from the John Rylands University Library in Manchester, England. Each month, the Haggadah will be open to a different page, affording visitors the exceptional opportunity to follow the artist's telling of the Exodus story. Works of art from the Museum's own collection, made for Christian use but depicting the saga of the Hebrew people, will suggest the larger, medieval context of biblical storytelling in which the Haggadah was created. The previous installations featured the Washington Haggadah (on view April 5-July 4, 2011) and Lisbon's Hebrew Bible (on view November 22, 2011-January 16, 2012).

Zumbatomic - Vibez Studio
Through October 01, 2012 - Bayside

Zumbatomic is an upbeat dance workout designed exclusively for kids (ages 4-12). Zumbatomic classes are high-energy fitness parties packed with specially choreographed, kid-friendly routines, and all the music kids love. Parents love Zumbatomic because of the effects it has on kids such as increasing their focus and self-confidence, boosting metabolism, and enhancing coordination. Zumbatomic rounds out family fitness goals by giving parents a great reason to head to the gym ? for themselves, for their kids, for a fun family experience.

Filming the Camps: John Ford, Samuel Fuller, George Stevens: From Hollywood to Nuremberg - Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Through October 14, 2012 - New York

Hollywood directors John Ford, George Stevens, and Samuel Fuller entertained audiences with American cinema classics like The Grapes of Wrath, Shane, and The Big Red One. But their most important contribution to history was their work in the U.S. Armed Forces and Secret Services, filming the realities of war and the liberation of Nazi concentration camps. Their documentation provides an essential visual record of WWII. Filming the Camps presents rare footage of the liberation of Dachau with detailed directors' notes, narratives describing burials at Falkenau, and the documentary produced as evidence at the Nuremberg trials, among other historic material. Now, for the first time in the U.S., this material is being made available to a general audience.

HISTORIC STONY BROOK GRIST MILL TOURS - STONY BROOK GRIST MILL
Through October 31, 2012 - Stony Brook

Listed on the NYS and National Register of Historic Places, the mill, c. 1751, offers an authentic experience of a working grist mill today with the only female "miller" in the U.S. as your guide. Visit the country store for games, toys, recipes, jams and more and feed the ducks at the Mill Pond. April 21-October 31, 2012.

Big Food: Health, Culture and the Evolution of Eating - Yale Peabody Museum
Through December 02, 2012 - New Haven

In this multi-media exhibit, visitors explore the challenge of fulfilling our nutritional and physical needs.

Toddler Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Kings Bay branch
Through December 03, 2012 - Homecrest

Babies and toddlers hear stories, sing songs and rhymes, and play.

Toddler Story Time - Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library
Through December 17, 2012 - Piermont

Bring your little one, ages 6 months to 5 years, for stories and songs. Pre-registration is required. Meets every Monday except holidays.

Music Classes for Children - Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library
Through December 19, 2012 - Piermont

Young children are given the chance to develop basic competence in music by providing them with a rich musical experience in a relaxed and playful environment. Presented by Moon River Music Together with Catherine Rubin, the class teaches music through play. Meets the third Wednesday of each month.

Mother 2 Mother (M2M) Breastfeeding Support Group - Rockland County Department of Health
Through December 28, 2012 - Pomona

The Rockland County Department of Health encourages nursing mothers (and babies) and pregnant women to attend this free meeting to help them get started or continue breastfeeding successfully. The group meets the fourth Wednesday of each month and is led by Health Department Certified Lactation Counselors.For more information call the Breastfeeding Promotion and Support Program Monday-Friday, 9am-5 pm at 845-364-3865 or e-mail messingL@co.rockland.ny.us.

Dance and Drum Classes for Teens and Children - Layla's Dance & Drum
Through December 29, 2012 - Valley Stream

Join Layla's Dance and Drum studio for a full day of teen and kids dance, drum and double dutch (jump rope) classes including hip-hop, creative movement, Salsa, African dance and more. Adult classes include Salsa/Mambo, Afro-Cuban and West African dance.

Tot Shabbat - Congregation Sons of Israel
Through December 29, 2012 - Upper Nyack

Share a family experience of singing, dancing, and praying as well as a weekly story and other activities. Each Saturday through December.

'Magic/Bird' - Longacre Theatre
Through December 30, 2012 - Midtown

A new play from the team that brought you "Lombardi" on Broadway. At the heart of one of the fiercest rivalries in sports, two of the greatest athletes of all time battled for multiple championships and the future of their sport. Hall of Famers Earvin "Magic" Johnson and Larry Bird could not have been more different -- one black, one white; one an urbanite with a big smile and Hollywood appeal, the other a quiet small-town guy. Johnson and Bird went head to head, electrified the nation, reinvigorated the NBA, and turned their rivalry into the greatest and most famous friendships in professional sports. With classic NBA footage prominently designed throughout, "Magic/Bird" transports the audience into the heart of their match-up, from draft to Olympic Dream Team. The show has a six-member cast, including Kevin Daniels as Earvin "Magic" Johnson and Tug Coker as Larry Bird. Running time is 90 minutes (no intermission).

Sam Eaton Presents 'The Quantum Eye' Magic & Mentalism Show - Theatre 80
Through December 31, 2012 - Manhattan

In this longest running Off-Broadway magic show, Sam Eaton explores mentalism, magic, perception, and deception, mixing extraordinary ability, humor, and audience participation to make for a different performance every time.

Brook Trout Exhibit - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Wildlife Education Center
Through December 31, 2012 - Cornwall

The Center's current exhibit features brook trout, New York State's official freshwater fish. "Brookies" require cold, clean, well- oxygenated water to survive. Highly sensitive fish, brook trout are sometimes referred to as an "indicator" species because their disappearance from our waters can alert us to changes in the environment and local water systems.

"Dialog in the Dark" - South Street Seaport
Through December 31, 2012 - Manhattan

This groundbreaking exhibit will lead visitors through a series of New York City environments highlighted by city-centric scents, sounds, temperatures, and textures, all in complete darkness. Relying on blind and visually-impaired guides, exhibit goers will "see NYC" and visit many well known landmarks without the sense of sight while armed with an authentic walking cane. Imagine taking a rumbling subway to your favorite location or maneuvering the crossroads of the world in Times Square while not being able to see a thing. Rest assured, the sounds and the smells will all be there to greet you. But will that be enough to guide your safe passage? The experience will forever change your perception of what it means to be blind or have low vision.

Sha'Baby Shabbat - Romemu
Through December 31, 2012 - Upper West Side

Sha'Baby engages your child's special energy to warm him/her up for creating sacred time during Shabbat. Dancing, laughing, praying, and singing are all a part of this special Shabbat service.

New York TV & Movie Sites Tour - On Location Tours
Through December 31, 2012 - Manhattan

This tour showcases more than 40 locations from some of the most famous places seen on screen, including sites from "Friends," "Blue Bloods," "Seinfeld," "Enchanted," "Spider-Man," "I Am Legend," "Men in Black," and "The Devil Wears Prada."

Nature Explore Classroom - Bartlett Arboretum
Through December 31, 2012 - Stamford

Children are invited to spend unhurried hours exploring the natural world in a fun and safe environment. The outdoor classroom includes areas for art, music and movement, climbing and crawling, building, and playing. Additionally, the Bartlett features the best of what Connecticut's native landscape has to offer including wetlands and boardwalks, woodland walking trails, varied wildlife, and native habitats.

Volunteer Opportunities - Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Rockland County
Through December 31, 2012 - New City

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rockland County is seeking mentors, especially men, to volunteer as role model friends for youth in our community. Applicants must be at least eighteen years of age, have a valid driver's license, must have transportation and be covered under automobile insurance, and must be able to commit to volunteer for a minimum of four hours a month for one year. Call or visit online for an application.

Stroller Strides - The Source Mall
Through January 01, 2013 - Westbury

Fitness for moms, fun for baby. Workout with your little ones in tow, while they are entertained and having fun. Moms meet other moms, make strides in fitness, motherhood, and life. Your first class is FREE. Contact AdeleArkin@strollerstrides.net for more information.

Creatures of Light: Nature's Bioluminescence - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 06, 2013 - Upper West Side

The perpetually dark deep ocean comprises the vast majority of the planet's habitable environments where approximately 90 percent of the organisms are bioluminescent and provide the only source of light. Many of these environments are threatened habitats where organisms are in danger of disappearing, some before they have been discovered and studied. Creatures of Light introduces visitors to the astonishing variety of bioluminescent creatures; explores the different ways in which organisms glow, as well as explains the physics and chemistry of natural light; reveals how the ability to glow can be advantageous; and considers how scientists study -- and use -- bioluminescence. Visitors enter the exhibition through a forest of bioluminescent mushrooms surrounding a large-scale mushroom at the center. One section evokes a New England meadow on a summer night and highlights how fireflies use patterns of flashing light to communicate and attract mates; another invites visitors to peer into Waitomo Cave of New Zealand and learn how glowworms attract prey. The exhibition includes live flashlight fish that harbor bioluminescent bacteria. Creatures of Light also features an interactive environment that introduces visitors to the brilliant light displays of Mosquito Bay in Vieques, Puerto Rico, where high concentrations of microscopic dinoflagellates, a type of plankton, create a glowing, luminescent halo around anything that moves through the bay; and a large interactive image of the Bloody Bay coral wall in the Cayman Islands. A "deep sea theater" reveals the amazing diversity of living light that marine biologists have captured on camera including anglerfishes waving bioluminescent "lures" to attract prey and jellyfishes that light up like a flashing pinwheel when threatened.

Creatures of Light: Nature's Bioluminescence - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 06, 2013 - Upper West Side

This exhibition features the extraordinary organisms that produce light, from the flickering fireflies found in backyards across the Northeast to the alien deep-sea fishes that illuminate the perpetually dark depths of the oceans. Rare among plants and animals that live on land, the ability to glow--that is, generate light through a chemical reaction--is much more common in the ocean, where up to 90 percent of animals at depths below 700 meters are bioluminescent, including many unknown to science. Like the crystal jelly whose glow led to a revolution in cell biology, these animals may hold important clues to essential questions, but scientists are in a race against time as habitats are increasingly threatened by pollution, overfishing, and global climate change. Visitors will move through a series of re-created environments, from the familiar to the extreme, to explore the diversity of organisms that glow and how they do it; discover the variety of ways in which light is used to attract a mate, lure unsuspecting prey, or defend against a predator; and learn how, where, and why scientists study this amazing natural phenomenon. Throughout the exhibition, iPads featuring videos, infographics, photo albums, and animations will provide opportunities to hear directly from researchers about their work. Starting in a local meadow on "a summer's night," where fireflies use unique patterns of flashing light to communicate with potential mates, visitors will descend into "a mysterious cave" in New Zealand to watch a fantastic spectacle of luminescent "fishing lines" strung by larval gnats (glowworms) to trap prey. A unique interactive environment in "a sparkling sea" will introduce the brilliant light displays of Mosquito Bay on Puerto Rico's Vieques Island, where high concentrations of microscopic dinoflagellates, a type of plankton, create a halo around anything that moves through the water. Visitors will activate the bioluminescent bay as they move through this section. "The night dive" will feature a large-scale, day-and-night interactive image of the Cayman Islands' Bloody Bay Wall, a remarkable coral wall that is home to both bioluminescent and biofluorescent animals, which glow only after exposure to light. In "altered light," visitors will encounter the jellyfish Aequorea victoria, which combines bioluminescence with biofluorescence (in which an organism's molecules absorb blue light, then radiate it at a lower energy, longer wavelength) to emit flashes of green light. The protein found in its light organs, known as the green fluorescent protein (GFP), has become a critical tool in cellular and developmental biology, used for mapping neural circuits, observing cancer cells, and much more. Borrowed Light will feature live flashlight fishes, which harbor bioluminescent bacteria in an organ under their eyes, and highlight symbiotic relationships. "The deep ocean" will take visitors into the perpetually dark deep ocean, which comprises the vast majority of the planet's habitable space. A deep sea theater will reveal the diversity of animals that marine biologists have captured on camera, including female anglerfishes waving bioluminescent "lures" to attract prey and mates, and jellyfishes that light up like a flashing pinwheel when threatened.

Nybelwyck Hall: A Mansion in Miniature - Hudson River Museum - Glenview
Through January 08, 2013 - Yonkers

Nybelwyck Hall, a dollhouse representing Lilliputian life at its most luxurious, makes its appearance in Glenview, the Museum's 1897 river home. The 24-room, granite-and-mortar Glenview, and Nybelwyck, the 24-room dollhouse, share architectural features - a Great Hall and a double staircase that curves from the top floor down to the Hall. Nybelwyck's central facade is loosely based on the Hudson River estate, Staatsburg, the Ogden Mills House. The orange-and-green colors on its Victorian addition are reminiscent of Wilderstein, in Rhinebeck, the family home of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's personal secretary. Dollhouse enthusiast Mark O'Banks created Nybelwyck Hall over the course of a decade and looked to the wisdom of a ouija board to name his creation. The house is furnished with found objects in its 24 rooms, as well as rugs O'Banks designed. Among its 900 objects are minute musical instruments that play, doors with intricate locks that work, and a tiny dollhouse within the dollhouse's nursery.

Stroller Strides - The Source Mall
Through January 11, 2013 - Westbury

Fitness for moms, fun for baby. Workout with your little ones in tow, while they are entertained and having fun. Moms meet other moms, make strides in fitness, motherhood, and life. Your first class is FREE. Call to register. Classes run through January 11, 2013

Born Out of Necessity - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through January 28, 2013 - Manhattan

Showcasing objects that adhere to the traditional view of design as a tool for problem-solving, Born out of Necessity offers close examination of the problems themselves -- whether urgent, foreseen, or imagined. From objects that respond to pressing needs in developing countries to new solutions that are tailored to the urban environment, the exhibition examines how design intervenes across a range of experiences, including medical emergencies and natural disasters. Other objects demonstrate how products created to address specific challenges for people with disabilities can provide solutions that improve everyone's life. Drawing on the narrative power of design, Born out of Necessity addresses a host of complex cultural developments, such as the need to incorporate environmental responsibility in everyday life, our attempts to marry ancient religious beliefs with contemporary mores, and the desire to anticipate and prevent technological and ecological quagmires.

Monday Night Open Mic Joint - One and One/Nexus Lounge
Through February 13, 2013 - New York

Looking for special open mic in downtown Manhattan? This is it. Come to one of the hottest open mics in the country - a stage graced by Grammy nominated singers, HBO Def Poetry stars, American Idol finalists, Golden Globe Award-winning actresses, and poets from The Best American Poetry anthology. The Inspired Word's NYC Open Mic Joint, hosted by the legendary Nathan P., is a weekly series open to all types of artists - comedians, musicians, storytellers, singers, poets, fiction/nonfiction writers, playwrights, spoken word artists, performance artists, dancers, ANYTHING and EVERYTHING. And once you experience it for a single night, you’ll see the vibe is totally addictive. 25 slots, 5-minute time limit. ***** When: EVERY Monday! Where: One and One Bar/Restaurant Downstairs Nexus Lounge 76 East 1st Street (corner of 1st Avenue) Manhattan, New York (917) 703-1512 By subway, take the F train to Second Avenue and exit the 1st Avenue side. Doors open for open mic sign-up @ 6:30pm Show starts @ 7:30pm Cover charge: $10 NO AGE LIMIT! ***** For more Inspired Word info, please check out http://inspiredwordnyc.com/.

Artist's Studio Space - Greenburgh Public Library
Through March 31, 2013 - Elmsford

An intergenerational program for tweens, teens, and adults. Draw Manga & Fine Art. Call Kate Colquitt at (914) 721-8224 for more information. Saturdays, March 3, 17, and 31.

Zumba for Kids - The Personal Training Institute
Through April 16, 2013 - Mineola

Lots of great fun for your kids. Please call to reserve your spot. Two classes: ages 5-9 on Mondays and ages 9-12 on Wednesdays, given by Zumba instructors Beth (an RN) and a certified Special Ed. teacher, Marissa.

The Shaping of New Visions: Photography, Film, Photobook - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through April 29, 2013 - Manhattan

This exhibition, covering the period from 1910 to today, offers a critical reassessment of photography's role in the avant-garde and neo-avant-garde movements -- with a special emphasis on the medium's relation to Dada, Bauhaus, Surrealism, Constructivism, New Objectivity, Conceptual, and Post-Conceptual art -- and in the development of contemporary artistic practices. The shaping of what came to be known as "New Vision" photography bore the obvious influence of "lens-based" and "time-based" works. El Lissitzky best summarized its ethos: "The new world will not need little pictures," he wrote in The Conquest of Art (1922). "If it needs a mirror, it has the photograph and the cinema." Bringing together over 250 works from MoMA's collection, the exhibition features major projects by Man Ray, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Aleksandr Rodchenko, Germaine Krull, Gerhard Ruhm, Helen Levitt, Daido Moriyama, Robert Heinecken, Ed Ruscha, Martha Rosler, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Philip-Lorca DiCorcia, and Walid Raad, among others. Photographic history is presented as a multivalent history of distinct "new visions," rooted in unconventional and innovative exercises that range from photograms and photomontages to experimental films and photobooks.

Sculpture Mystery: The Great Art Caper - Hofstra University Museum
Through January 01, 2014 - Hempstead

Uncover clues to help solve a mystery in the outdoor sculpture collection. Pick up your caper kit at Emily Lowe Gallery, have fun while discovering more about these works, and at the end of the caper return to Emily Lowe Gallery for a prize. For everyone ages 4-9 and their grown-up companions all year-round. The program runs through January 1, 2014.

Sculpture Exploration Backpack - Hofstra University Museum
Through January 01, 2014 - Hempstead

Kids and their grown up companions can stop in at the Hofstra University Museum's Emily Lowe Gallery, and pick up a backpack. At the end of your tour, return the backpack and each child will receive a small gift from the Museum. The program runs through January 1, 2014.

Contemporary Art from the Collection - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through February 17, 2014 - Manhattan

Reinstalled to continue the historical sequence found on MoMA's fifth (1880-1940) and fourth (1940-1980) floors, the galleries on the second floor will begin with art of the early 1980s and extend to the present moment, interweaving works in all mediums. Individual galleries will focus on particular topics, ranging from specific locales that nourished influential groups of artists to key strategies shared by diverse practitioners of the same generation. Others will display a single significant installation or artist's project. Like the fifth- and fourth-floor galleries, the second-floor galleries will be periodically reinstalled to reflect the depth and richness of the Museum's collection, and to allow for varying approaches to the wide variety of art produced during the last 30 years. Featured artists include Ashley Bickerton, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Keith Haring, Martin Kippenberger, Steve McQueen, Senga Nengudi, Doris Salcedo, Rirkrit Tiravanija, and Rosemarie Trockel.

Architecture of New York Walking Tour - 42nd Street
Through January 01, 2015 -

This three-hour walking tour traverses one of the world's greatest thoroughfares, 42nd Street, to discuss architecture in New York City. Stretching from the East River to the Hudson River and cutting through the heart of Manhattan, 42nd Street features major monuments of American 20th-century architecture from the Beaux-Arts Grand Central Station to the Art Deco Chrysler Building to the new skyscrapers that highlight a famous == and transformed -- Times Square. Context is a network of scholars who lead in depth walking tours in the world's cultural capitals.

ElectriCity: Powering New York's Rails - New York Transit Museum
Through December 31, 2016 - Brooklyn Heights

This long-term exhibit engages visitors in a compelling and participatory exploration of electricity's role in powering the metropolitan region's subways and commuter rails.

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