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Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on April 3

April 3, 2013   |    

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free and low-cost things to do with kids in Bronx Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Bronx today, April 3, 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 3. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Bronx, check out our complete calendar of events.

HAPA: The sounds of Maui - Highline Ballroom
April 03, 2013 - Manhattan

Like the Hawaiian Islands themselves, HAPA's pan-Polynesian music is an amalgam of influences ranging from ancient genealogical chants to the strummed ballads of Portuguese fisherman, Spanish cowboys, and the inspired melodies and harmonies of the traditional church choirs of the early missionarie, with a dose of American acoustic folk-rock.

Free Play at the J - JCC Rockland
April 03, 2013 - West Nyack

Meet other parents while your child, 6 months - 2 years, has fun in the JCC's the Kantrowiz Kids Gym or Lewis Family Playground (weather permitting). This weekly playgroup is hosted by Hillary Glass and is held most Wednesdays through May 29.

Family Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
April 03, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-6 and their caregivers can come in for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more. Pre-registration is required. Wednesdays through May 15.

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library
April 03, 2013 - Garnerville

Creative kids ages 4-12 can play with the library's LEGO's or bring their own. Wednesdays through May 15.

INCOGNITO - BB King Blues Club & Grill
Through April 03, 2013 - New York

Hope Bereavement Support Group - Oceanside Jewish Center
April 03, 2013 - Oceanside

HOPE bereavement support group is open to parents who have suffered the loss of a child. Experience the freedom to express your feelings and the sharing of coping skills under the guidance of a professional facilitator. All are welcome.

La Traviata - Metropolitan Opera
April 03, 2013 -

Soprano Diana Damrau tackles Verdi's eternal heroine for the first time at the Met in Willy Decker's inspiring production. Placido Domingo expands his repertoire to sing the baritone role of Germont, Violetta's tormentor. Tenor Saimir Pirgu sings Alfredo, her naive lover. Yannick Nezet-Seguin conducts.

MONTHLY JAZZ JAM - Flushing Town Hall
April 03, 2013 - Flushing

Open to professional jazz musicians, graduate students studying jazz, and music educators. Meet new contacts, hone your chops and jam each month with your peers. Open to the general public, first Wednesday each month.

The FEMCHO Anti-bullying Program - Bet U Can Dance
April 03, 2013 - East Northport

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

Standard Time With Michael Feinstein - Carnegie Hall
April 03, 2013 - New York

Ring in the spring with a master of the American Songbook and special guests.

Boston Symphony Orchestra - Carnegie Hall
April 03, 2013 - New York

From its atmospheric opening notes to its propulsive finale, Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra is among the composer's most popular and best-known works, as well as one of the truly great pieces of the past 100 years. Also on this program is Rachmaninoff's virtuosic Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini, featuring pianist Garrick Ohlsson.

Mother 2 Mother Breastfeeding Support Group - Rockland County Department of Health WIC Office
April 03, 2013 - Haverstraw

The Rockland County Department of Health invites new mothers and mothers-to-be to attend this monthly support group that offers help and information. The program is led by a certified lactation consultant who can help women with their questions and concerns. Babies and toddlers are welcome. The group is available in Spanish on April 17.

Books for Babies - Wilton Library
April 03, 2013 - Wilton

This program offers songs, play, and gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. No registration necessary.

Wonderful Ones and Twos with Caregivers - Wilton Library
April 03, 2013 - Wilton

This program is a sharing time for 1 and 2 year olds and their caregivers. The emphasis is on books, with some songs and toy times. No registration necessary.

Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival - Nassau Coliseum
April 03, 2013 - Uniondale

Disney hits are remixed to the hottest sounds of today featuring hip hop, pop, swing, reggae, rock, country and much more. The irresistible lineup of performers, including Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy; Ariel, Sebastian and Ursula; Jasmine, Aladdin and Genie; and Woody, Buzz and Jessie; are among the more than 25 Disney stars featured in this jam session fit for the entire family. You can't resist dancing, singing, playing your air-guitar and laughing with this band of characters. Come join them at Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival for a lively concert experience guaranteed to deliver enough rockin' memories to last a lifetime.

Baton Twirling Lesson - Willow Grove Elementary School
April 03, 2013 - Thiells

New Horizon's Twirlers invites kids hosts this free workshop. Baton twirling is an athletic sport that promotes self-confidence, teamwork, and eye/hand coordination skills. For more information, contact

Adoption: Everything You Need to Know - Yonkers Riverfront Library
April 03, 2013 - Yonkers

A free event open to anyone interested in or involved with the adoption process, including professionals, community members, expectant parents, adoptive and prospective adoptive parents, and adoptees. Learn about the domestic and international adoption process and meet the staff of Forever Families Through Adoption (FFTA). FFTA is authorized in NY and CT. For more information, contact Anna at 914-939-1180 or email FFTA is authorized in NY and CT. Forever Families Through Adoption welcomes all families regardless of race, religion, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, nationality, or disability.

Infant Nutrition - Nyack Hospital
April 03, 2013 - Nyack

Topics covered in this class include breastfeeding, bottle feeding, formula, introducing solids, and nutrition during the first year of life. Pre-registration is required; contact

Science and the Citizen - The Cooper Union
April 03, 2013 - New York

The faculty of Cooper Union's Albert Nerken School of Engineering presents a series of free Wednesday evening lectures, an eclectic course of talks covering today's most intriguing and relevant scientific and technical topics. The series opens on February 27 with "Music and Your Brain" presented by Jamshed Bharucha, Ph.D., Neuroscientist, and President of The Cooper Union. February 27: "Music and Your Brain" Jamshed Bharucha, Ph.D., Neuroscientist, President of The Cooper Union March 13: "Why You Should Like Fracking" Benjamin Davis, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering March 20: "Tiny Bits of Salt: Quantum Chemistry and Nanoscience" Robert Topper, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry March 27: "Clean Energy from Tides and Waves" Jameel Ahmad, Ph.D. Chairman, Department of Civil Engineering April 3: "Tissue Engineering" Eric Lima, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering April 17: "Engineering for the Middle of Nowhere" Toby Cumberbatch, Ph.D, Professor of Electrical Engineering April 24: "How Bridges Stand Up" Cosmas Tzavelis, Ph. D., Professor of Civil Engineering Wednesday, February 27 - April 24 (no lectures on March 6 and April 10)

Teen Tech Time - Brooklyn Public Library, DeKalb branch
April 03, 2013 - Bushwick

Teens play computer games, get tech and homework help, and learn about cool websites.

Arts and Crafts - Brooklyn Public Library, Borough Park branch
April 03, 2013 - Borough Park

Kids get artsy and crafts after school.

Babies and Books - Brooklyn Public Library, Flatlands branch
April 03, 2013 - Marine Park

Babies enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes.

Storytime: Super Ladybug to the Rescue - Barnes & Noble
April 03, 2013 - West Nyack

Children will hear about the incredible rescue operations of a teeny-tiny ladybug with an enormous heart. His larger-than-life efforts help animals get out of trouble. Following the story, children will make their own super ladybug to take home.

Storytime - Barnes & Noble
April 03, 2013 - West Nyack

Children can stop by the store to hear Clifford stories and meet the big red dog himself.

Boppin’ with Bonnie at CSI - Congregation Sons of Israel
April 03, 2013 - Upper Nyack

Parents with babies and toddlers are invited to join music teacher and ventriloquist Bonnie Halfond for a morning of music, movement, and puppets.

MusicClasses4Kids Trial Class - Germonds Presbyterian Church
April 03, 2013 - New City

MusicClasses4Kids invites parents or caregivers and their newborn through kindergarten-aged children to a trial class of their Spring 2013 “Circus Spectacular” Song Collection. Fee will be credited to your tuition if you join after the class. Pre-registration is requested.

FREE Newborn Breastfeeding Class - Hudson Valley Hudson Hospital Center - Wagner Conference Room
April 03, 2013 - Cortlandt Manor

Mothers from the region meet with Linda LeMon to talk about breastfeeding and parenting issues, and moms can meet others in the area and exchange information and experiences. To register, call or go online at

Toddler Time-Ozone Park - Ozone Park Library
April 03, 2013 - Ozone Park

Enjoy a morning of stories, fingerplays, nursery rhymes, songs, flannelboard stories, circle activities and simple crafts. For ages 2-3. Parent/caregiver stays with child.

Toddler Time-College Point - Poppenhusen Library
April 03, 2013 - College Point

Children ages 2-5 and their adult caregivers can enjoy stories, songs, puppets, fingerplays and circle time. Preregistration is not required.

Eco-Crafts for Preschoolers - Broadway Library
April 03, 2013 - Long Island City

It's never too early for kids to show to be ecology minded. Children ages 2-5 will spend the afternoon creating eco-crafts. A parent or other caregiver must be present.

Bedford Chamber Concerts Ensemble Performs with International Guitarist Alexander Milovanov - St. Matthews Episcopal Church
April 03, 2013 - Bedford

On Wednesday, April 3, at 8pm young international star and guest guitarist, Alexander Milovanov will join renowned musician Anthony Newman and the Bedford Chamber Ensemble in an evening of Vivaldi and Boccherini. Originally from the Republic of Belarus, Mr. Milovanov has been cited as a faithful and expressive interpreter with exceptional musicality that captures the attention of the listener through a powerful insight and strong technical facility. Julian Gray, Guitar Department Chair of Peabody Conservatory says, "He possesses a virtuoso technique that he uses with authority to meet the demands of the most challenging guitar repertoire - indeed at those moments, his playing can seem like a force of nature." Currently, as a full scholarship and fellowship recipient, Mr. Milovanov is the Artist Diploma candidate at the Yale University School of Music under the direction of Benjamin Verdery. The program will include Vivaldi's popular Concerto for guitar and strings in D, Boccherini's "Fandango" Quintet in D for guitar and strings, as well as works for solo guitar. Vivaldi's Concerto, a lively piece most likely originally written for lute or mandolin, is familiar to many music lovers in its present form for guitar. Boccherini arranged many of his own earlier works for guitar and string quartet. His "Fandango" Quintet draws inspiration from the provocative Spanish couples dance he incorporates into the final movement. Number one on the list of Bedford Magazine's Fabulous 50 things to see in Bedford, Bedford Chamber Concerts has played to enthusiastic audiences from throughout the region for over ten years. Past attendees say: "The Bedford Chamber Concerts are sensational. It is chamber music at the highest quality, live, in a wonderful acoustic environment. It really doesn't get better than this." - KB, Bedford Hills. "Amazing, sublime, astonishing, these words don't even come close. It was simply great!" - BBS, Westchester County. BCC concerts take place in the Fellowship Hall of St. Matthew's Church, 382 Cantitoe St., in Bedford. Wine is served during intermission, and is included in the ticket price. Student tickets are available for $10 at the door. To purchase tickets or for more information visit, or call 914-522-5150.

Robert Shaw - The Art Quilt - Katonah Museum of Art
April 03, 2013 - Katonah

As part of the Quilt Lecture series, widely recognized American quilt expert, Robert Shaw, talks about quilts as art, and describes how the art quilt movement and the boundaries of traditional quilt-making have expanded and overlapped in the last decade. Shaw is a former curator at the Shelburne Museum (VT), and has curated exhibitions at major American museums, including the National Gallery of Art and the Smithsonian Institution. Reception and book signing at 7pm.

Book Babies @ The Field - The Field Library
April 03, 2013 - Peekskill

An interactive program for the littlest library lovers (babies to age 3) and their caregivers. Stories, songs, fingerplays, and play time.

CRITTERS, CRAFTS, AND KIDS - Greenburgh Nature Center
April 03, 2013 - Scarsdale

Enjoy wonderful spring days at the Nature Center with walks, live animals, and stories. Dress for outdoor activities. For children ages 18 mos.-5 years with a parent/caregiver.

Stroller Tour: Mr. Morgan Collects - Morgan Library & Museum
April 03, 2013 - Upper East Side

On this tour designed for new parents and caregivers, participants will explore Pierpont Morgan's 1906 library and study, and discuss his encyclopedic collecting habits and the institutions that benefited from his restless curiosity. Free with admission; tours are led by museum educators and last approximately one hour. Single strollers, tandem strollers, and front carriers welcome.

A Poem As Big As New York City - Flushing Library
April 03, 2013 - Flushing

Kids and teens can use their imaginations in this poetry writing workshop to create their own poetic tributes to New York City.

Look and See: Out of the Egg - Bruce Museum
April 03, 2013 - Greenwich

A program especially designed for children ages 3-5 years and their adult caregivers, who will explore the Museum's exhibition, Eggs-hibition: Unscrambling Their History, through hands-on experiences, crafts, stories and more. Call the museum for reservations.

CHESS CLUB: Grades K-12 - Westport Library
April 03, 2013 - Westport

All levels are welcome, but you must know the pieces' names, direction in which they move, and how to set up the board.

Game of Thrones Exhibition - Time Warner
Through April 03, 2013 - New York

Prepare for the third season of the HBO series with this traveling exhibition that will send you into the world of Westeros. Featuring costumes, props, armor, and weapons from the show, an interactive experience, a replica Iron Throne that you can have your picture taken with, and more. Exhibit hours, weekdays, 10am-8pm, weekends, 11am-7pm, Easter Sunday, 10am-4pm. ***As of March 18, for more info, visit

Ron Sexsmith - City Winery
April 03, 2013 - New York

In a world of workaday singer-songwriters mired in vacuous self-regard, news of a new Ron Sexsmith record can only gladden the heart of those who care about deftly poetic, gently affecting songs that perfectly distil the pitfalls of being human. Especially when that record pairs him again with the producer who, for two decades, has framed his music in its most sympathetic surroundings.

Foster Care Info & Orientation - Westchester Department of Social Services
April 03, 2013 - White Plains

Westchester County is in need of more than 40 foster homes to provide the county's most vulnerable children with temporary housing in a safe and stable environment. Attend this orientation to learn about what it means to become a foster parent. For more information or to preregister for orientation, call United Way's 2-1-1. RSVP required.

Young Leaders Institute of Laurelton - Laurelton Library
April 03, 2013 - Laurelton

Children in grades 3-6 make friends and learn leadership skills.

April 03, 2013 - Norwalk

Assessing how a toddler, child, or early middle schooler comprehends and uses language is a complex issue. Starting with a comprehensive definition of language, Nancy Schwartz, Ph.D. will explain pragmatics, semantics, syntax and phonology, on both receptive and expressive levels. She will also discuss tools and methods for assessing each of these areas in children from ages 3 through 12. Dr. Schwartz has 30 years of experience working with children with language problems and, in particular, with children who are on the Autistic Spectrum and/or who have Speech Apraxia.

Disco Time with Yoni the Puppet - Kings Bay Y at Windsor Terrace
April 03, 2013 - Windsor Terrace

Yoni the puppet visits the Windsor Terrace Y from Israel each week for Disco Time.

Pop-In Play - Pump It Up of Great Neck
Through April 03, 2013 - Great Neck

You and your child are invited to come and play on giant, soft, fun-filled interactive inflatables during Pump It Up of Great Neck's Pop-In Play. Promote social development and physical fitness while bouncing, sliding, climbing and jumping. Enjoy meeting other parents and making new friends in a safe, clean, climate controlled environment. Enjoy a Food Option for an additional $3.95 per person which includes a slice of pizza and unlimited drinks. Reservations are required.

Amateur Night - Show off - Apollo Theater
April 03, 2013 - New York

For the first time this season, all the winners of recent Amateur Night shows come together to SHOW OFF their talent and compete for the chance to move on to the Top Dog semi-finals on June 19, and maybe even win the title of Super Top Dog and a cash prize of $10,000 on November 27!

Read & Play Together: A Special Needs Storytime - Manhasset Public Library
April 03, 2013 - Manhasset

Children with special needs and their caregivers are welcome to come participate in a storytime that will feature sensory activities and time to play in a structured setting. Ages 5-7 or Grades K-2. Registration required.

Tot's Night Out - Manhasset Public Library
April 03, 2013 - Manhasset

Youngsters (with caregiver) will enjoy crafts, movement activities, and songs in this interactive and fun class. Ages 18 months - 5 years.

Manhattan School of Music 30th Anniversary All-Star Jazz Program - New Stars, Emerging Artists Night - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
April 03, 2013 - New York

Featuring The LeBoeuf Brothers: Remy LeBoeuf, alto saxophone; Pascal LeBoeuf, piano; Linda Oh, acoustic bass; Henry Cole, drums. Late Night Session - Yasushi Nakamura Quartet.

LEARN TO DRAW with ART TEACHER AMY- Children 6-9 - West Islip Community Center,
April 03, 2013 - West Islip

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

Oliver! - CM Performing Arts Center
April 03, 2013 - Oakdale

The musical Oliver! vividly brings to life Dickens’ story of the boy who asked for more. From the orphanage to the mean streets of London, the ever-optimistic Oliver strives to survive while encoutering such memorable characters as Nancy, Fagin, Bill Sikes and the Artful Dodger.

EatSleepPlay™ Tots: I Love My Veggies Collage - Children's Museum of Manhattan
April 03, 2013 - Upper West Side

Kids can glue vegetable cut outs and collage materials onto green paper to make their very own vegetable garden collage. They will learn descriptive vocabulary, develop shape and color recognition, sensory awareness, and creative expression.

Late Night: The Studio - 54 Below
April 03, 2013 - New York

On Wednesdays, Late Night at 54 Below is the place to see up-and-coming New York talent: including comedians, musicians, songwriters and improv groups. No cover charge. $20 food & beverage minimum.

Photographs by Diane Arbus Viewing Exhibition - Christie’s
Through April 03, 2013 - New York

Presented together as a group for the first time, this online auction features 41 posthumous prints of some of Diane Arbus’ most iconic images. Many of these images were included in Arbus’ retrospective REVELATIONS, which was organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and subsequently toured museums around the world including New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. In pristine condition, each print is annotated number 12 from an edition of 75. Estimates start at $5,000.

Photographs Auction Viewing Exhibition - Christie’s
Through April 03, 2013 - New York

The October sale of Photographs in New York features over 200 exciting examples of 19th century, modern and contemporary photography by such preeminent artists as Vik Muniz, Irving Penn, Peter Beard and Erwin Blumenfeld. Highlights include rare and stunning examples from some of the medium’s most respected artists, including Edward Weston and Ansel Adams. Among these is an exceptionally rare exhibition print of Trolley – New Orleans by Robert Frank, made by the artist himself for his two-person exhibition with Harry Callahan at the Museum of Modern Art in 1961; as well as a beautifully vibrant print of Greenwood, Mississippi, 1973 by William Eggleston, given as a gift to his close friend and fellow artist, Tom Young. This sale is preceded in the week by the deLIGHTed eye: Modernist Masterworks from a Private Collection.

the deLIGHTed eye: Modernist Masterworks from a Private Collection - Christie’s
Through April 03, 2013 - New York

the deLIGHTed eye: Modernist Masterworks from a Private Collection will feature 71 extraordinary vintage prints, executed mainly between 1900 and 1925, that beautifully illustrate the dawn of modern photography. Assembled by a South American collector who chose to focus on photographers keenly influenced by the artistic revolution in Western Europe at the turn of the century, the deLIGHTed eye is one of the most important collections of Modernist photographs known today. The works have been displayed publically only once, at the International Center of Photography in 1985. Highlights include prints by Edward Weston, Alfred Stieglitz, Constantin Brancusi, Alvin Langdon Coburn, Man Ray, Tina Modotti, Christian Schad, Edward Steichen, and Paul Strand.

Laundry Math, An Inside-Out View of the World With James Tanton - National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath)
April 03, 2013 - New York

Mathematics exists all around us, but did you know that mathematical principles can even be found in your laundry? Using pants, shirts, and socks, popular British mathematician James Tanton will investigate key elements of topology, the mathematical study of the properties of shapes and surfaces that remain the same even when an object is stretched or bent. Can a t-shirt be turned inside out without altering the overall surface area? Can clothes be turned inside out while still being worn? Can two people holding hands turn their clothes inside out without disconnecting? Stop by to find out.

Laundry Math, An Inside-Out View of the World With James Tanton - National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath)
April 03, 2013 - New York

Mathematics exists all around us, but did you know that mathematical principles can even be found in your laundry? Using pants, shirts, and socks, popular British mathematician James Tanton will investigate key elements of topology, the mathematical study of the properties of shapes and surfaces that remain the same even when an object is stretched or bent. Can a t-shirt be turned inside out without altering the overall surface area? Can clothes be turned inside out while still being worn? Can two people holding hands turn their clothes inside out without disconnecting? Stop by to find out.

Lee Roy Reams - 54 Below
April 03, 2013 - New York

Carol Channing. Juliet Prowse. Gwen Verdon. Bob Fosse. Jerry Herman. Richard Rodgers. Lauren Bacall. Gower Champion. Those are just a few of the legendary performers about whom you'll hear loving tales when Broadway royalty Lee Roy Reams steps onto 54 Below's stage for one special performance only. Cover charge $30-40. $25 food & beverage minimum.

Alexandra Silber - 54 Below
April 03, 2013 - New York

Broadway newcomer Alexandra Silber makes her 54 Below debut with a musical celebration of all things bookish. In this celebration of the written word, lyrical and otherwise, Alexandra takes her audience on a tour of some of her favorite prose in this self-proclaimed "book-stravaganza." Alexandra recently made her Broadway debut, starring opposite Tyne Daly in Master Class. Cover charge $25-35. $25 food & beverage minimum.

Family Fun Days - Fairfield Museum and History Center
Through April 04, 2013 - Fairfield

Stop by the Fairfield Museum on special early dismissal days in Fairfield for a Family Scavenger Hunt in the galleries and art-making inspired by the Connecticut landscape.

Somebody Up There Likes Me - Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Through April 04, 2013 - Brooklyn

Parks and Recreation's Nick Offerman stars in this deadpan comedic fable with touches of the supernatural. In possession of a magical suitcase, Max (Poulson), his best friend Sal (Offerman), and the woman they both adore stumble through 35 years of unfulfilling entanglements. Winner of the Special Jury Prize at last year's Locarno Film Festival, this "highly original and delightfully unorthodox" (The Hollywood Reporter) ensemble piece features an original score by Vampire Weekend's Chris Baio, showcases stunning animated sequences by Bob Sabiston (A Scanner Darkly), stars Will & Grace's Megan Mullaly and character actor Marshall Bell (Total Recall), and boasts cameos by indie stalwarts Andrew Bujalski, Alex Ross Perry, Kate Lyn Sheil, and others.

Sante D'Orazio / Other Graces Private Selling Exhibition - Christie's Private Sales Gallery
Through April 04, 2013 - New York

Christie’s Private Sales is proud to announce a selling exhibition featuring 45 photographs from photographer Sante D'Orazio. The exhibition taking place in New York, will feature new and well known works from the artist's oeuvre newly printed for the exhibition. D'Orazio is known for his glamorous images of models, celebrities, rock legends and artists. Sante D'Orazio • Other Graces focuses on large scale editions of photographs taken over the artist's twenty year career. The forthcoming exhibition catalogue for Other Graces will feature an essay by acclaimed writer and editor Glenn O'Brien.

Topsy-Turvy : A Camera Obscura by Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder - Madison Square Park
Through April 05, 2013 - New York

Topsy-Turvy: A Camera Obscura Installation (2013) by New York-based artists Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder will inaugurate Madison Square Park Conservancy's Mad. Sq. Art's spring 2013 season. will reimagine one of the world's oldest moving image devices into a life-sized 10-foot by 10-foot structure. Park visitors will be able to enter the interactive, large-scale installation, which will utilize the physical properties of light to capture images of the surrounding Flatiron District in real time. This centuries-old artistic medium will alter how visitors experience the park and engage with the various elements of New York City's urban landscape through a new and exciting lens.

Surrounding: New Paintings by Alex Schuchard - 511 Gallery
Through April 05, 2013 - New York

Thirteen new paintings by Alex Schuchard that explore the duality of abstraction and abstract art.

The Other: Photographs by Tria Giovan, Cig Harvey, Mariette Pathy Allen, and Rebecca Soderholm - 511 Gallery
Through April 05, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of color photographs by four contemporary artists who examine the human subject -- sometimes in portraiture genre; sometimes figure in a landscape -- as the other.

New Wave Finland: Contemporary Photography from the Helsinki School - Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
Through April 06, 2013 - New York

An exhibition featuring the work of young photographers and video artists from Finland's distinguished Helsinki School. The nine artists exhibited in New Wave Finland -- Pasi Autio, Joakim Eskildsen, Tiina Itkonen, Hannu Karjalainen, Kalle Kataila, Anni Leppala, Niko Luoma, Riitta Paivalainen, and Mikko Sinervo -- illustrate the diversity of the School's distinctive artistic and pedagogical approach.

Beat Memories - The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg - Grey Art Gallery at NYU
Through April 06, 2013 - New York

An in-depth look at the Beat Generation as seen through the lens of Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997). Although well known for his poetry, Ginsberg was also an avid photo- grapher, capturing the people and places around him in spontaneous, often intimate snapshots. His black-and-white photographs include portraits of William S. Burroughs, Neal Cassady, Gregory Corso, Jack Kerouac, and others, along with self-portraits. The images not only are revealing portrayals of celebrated personalities, but also convey the unique lifestyle and spirit of the Beats.

Jean-Michel Basquiat - Gagosian Gallery
Through April 06, 2013 - New York

Featuring over fifty works from public and private collections, this exhibition spans Basquiat's brief but meteoric career, which ended with his death at the age of twenty-seven. Thirty years after Larry Gagosian first presented his work in Los Angeles, twenty years after the first posthumous survey at the Whitney Museum of American Art (1992-93), and eight years after the Brooklyn Museum of Art retrospective (2005), viewers will have a fresh opportunity to consider Basquiat's central role in his artistic generation as a lightning rod and a bridge between cultures.

Thresholds: Contemporary Thai Art - Sundaram Tagore Gallery
Through April 06, 2013 - New York

For the first time in more than a decade in New York, a group exhibition of Thai art offers a view onto the contemporary art scene of the dynamic Southeast Asian country. Curated by art historian Gregory Galligan, director of the Thai Art Archives in Bangkok, Thresholds: Contemporary Thai Art examines, through six case studies, how Thai artists are dealing with pressing social, political and artistic issues.

The Bach Variations: Andras Schiff - New York Philharmonic
Through April 06, 2013 - New York

Andras Schiff is world-renowned and critically acclaimed as a pianist, conductor, pedagogue and lecturer. Recognized for touring the globe with large-scale and concentrated studies of the major keyboard works, Andras Schiff's special recitals of J.S. Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Schumann and Bartók form an important part of every concert season. Indisputably one of the most prominent proponents of the keyboard works of J.S. Bach, Mr. Schiff has long proclaimed that Bach stands at the core of his music making. In April 2013 Andras Schiff will embark on The Bach Project in North America with Bach recitals and a week of orchestral music of Bach, Schumann and Mendelssohn with Mr. Schiff at the piano and on the podium. Mr. Schiff's relationship with the music of J.S. Bach is well established.

Arman: Cycles - Paul Kasmin Gallery
Through April 06, 2013 - New York

A selection of artworks from Arman's Bicycle series. While the early Bicycles were first shown in New York in 1992, at Marisa del Re Gallery, this will be the U.S. debut of the full span of the series.

William Cordova - Yawar Mallku: Temporal Landscapes - Sikkema Jenkins & Co.
Through April 06, 2013 - New York

Gwen Welliver - Beasts and Plots - New York Live Arts
Through April 06, 2013 - New York

Beasts and Plots investigates what happens when Welliver's figurative and nonfigurative worlds collide. Inspired by Matt Mullican's Glen, Oskar Schlemmer's seminars on linear figures, Rebecca Horn's performance films and Paul Klee's portrait works, Beasts and Plots is a semi-narrative work that explores the outline of a woman's body, a death and the idea of a unicorn.

Derek Boshier - Paris France, Paris Texas, Paris Hilton - Flowers Gallery
Through April 06, 2013 - New York

This series of recent paintings is a continuation of the artist's career, which began with the Pop Art movement in the 1960s.

Mike Brodie - A Period of Juvenile Prosperity - Yossi Milo Gallery
Through April 06, 2013 - New York

Elaine Stritch - Cafe Carlyle
Through April 06, 2013 - New York

Elaine Stritch - Cafe Carlyle
Through April 06, 2013 - New York

Stritch is heading out with a final flourish in a one-week swansong entitled Elaine Stritch at the Carlyle: Movin' Over and Out, a "freeform evening of story and song." Accompanied by Rob Bowman, her longtime musical collaborator, at the piano.

Macy's Flower Show - The Painted Garden - Macy's
Through April 07, 2013 -

The annual event celebrates the beauty and splendor of the southern regions of Asia. Explore the magnificent architecture and exotic floral displays and the Bouquet of the Day series featuring the work of some of NYC's top floral designers.

2013 New York International Auto Show - Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
Through April 07, 2013 - New York

The most extensive collection of the most technologically advanced vehicles on display anywhere in the world. With more than four floors of displays and nearly 1,000 stunning new 2013/2014 vehicles -- as well as sensational futuristic concept cars -- the 2013 Show is a must-see, fun day out for the whole family. Automakers have lined up dozens of new vehicles to unveil for the first time, along with new fun and informative interactive displays, ride and drives, and eco-experiences that will surprise and amaze visitors to this year's event.

Harry Potter - The Exhibition - Discovery Times Square
Through April 07, 2013 - New York

After a widely successful international tour, the iconic exhibition is making its way back to North America this fall with another stop in NYC. This holiday season, experience firsthand the magic of Hogwarts with your loved ones during the most special time of the year. Marvel at over 200 authentic props and costumes from the Harry Potter films, including some newly added never-before-seen artifacts from the epic series finale! Step inside the famous wizard's magical world as you make your way through the dramatic displays inspired by the films' sets - including the Great Hall, Hagrid's hut and the Gryffindor common room. While touring through the exhibition space, discover iconic items such as Harry's original wand and eyeglasses, the Marauder's Map, Gryffindor school uniforms as well as costumes worn at the Yule Ball. Enter the Quidditch area and toss a Quaffle, pull your own Mandrake in the Herbology vignette, encounter Buckbeak the Hippogriff and even a giant Acromantula spider. Showcasing the supreme artistry and amazing craftsmanship that went into the making of the ever popular film series, Harry Potter: The Exhibition is sure to spark curious minds and foster an excitement of discovery among guests of all ages. There's no place like Hogwarts for the holidays.

Spy: The Secret World of Espionage - Discovery Times Square
Through April 07, 2013 - New York

Spy: The Secret World of Espionage is a new exhibition launching in May at Discovery Time Square. This interactive exhibition is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to step inside the real world of intelligence, showcasing real items from the actual vault of the CIA. Encounter real stories and actual gadgets revealed for the first time ever from the CIA vault. Experience what it's like to be a spy firsthand by creating your own disguises, altering your voice, and navigating laser beams. Plus, gain exciting new insights into how intelligence really works: how science and technology play a major role, and discover how the men and women who do this kind of work shape the course of history every day.

Harry Potter: The Exhibition - Discovery Times Square
Through April 07, 2013 - Times Square

Back by popular demand, this stop in New York City will serve as the exhibition's return to North America after a yearlong international tour. Since it was last here in 2011, the exhibition has been updated significantly with artifacts from the film series, including the final film. The 14,000-square-foot experiential exhibition includes dramatic displays inspired by the Hogwarts film sets and authentic costumes and props from the films. Fans will have a firsthand view of hundreds of artifacts displayed in settings inspired by the film sets including the Great Hall, Hagrid's hut, the Gryffindor common room, and more. In addition to the hundreds of original props and costumes from the Harry Potter films displayed during the exhibition's first time in New York, original artifacts from the series finale, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, will be on display for the first time, including a new vignette dedicated to the epic battle of Hogwarts.

'In the Heights' (EXTENDED!) - Westchester Broadway Theatre
Through April 07, 2013 - Elmsford

Now extended for 17 more performances through April 7, 2013! The 2008 Tony Award winning musical weaves a tale about three days in the life of Washington Heights, a vibrant and tight-knit community at the top of the island of Manhattan. It's a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open, and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. The unique and exhilarating score is a dazzling array of hip-hop, salsa, pop, soul, reggae, cha-cha, and mambo, including, "When You're Home," "It Won't Be Long Now," and "In The Heights." Show runs through March 17, 2013. Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday matinees including lunch; Thursday, Friday Saturday, and Sunday Evenings including dinner.

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company - The Joyce Theater
Through April 07, 2013 - New York

The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company commemorates thirty years of creativity and impact with Play and Play: an evening of movement and music, two special programs focusing on the pleasure of musicians and dancers working together. The Orion String Quartet joins the company. Program A includes D-Man in the Waters, Jones's joyous, award-winning work not seen in New York since 2002; Continuous Replay, with a score composed by Jerome Begin; and Spent Days Out Yonder, set to Mozart's Prussian Quartet No. 23. Program B features new works set to Schubert's string quartet Death and the Maiden and Ravel's String Quartet in F.

DECENTER: An Exhibition on the Centenary of the 1913 Armory Show - Abrons Arts Center
Through April 07, 2013 - New York

In the 1913 Armory Show, the Association of American Painters and Sculptors endeavored to showcase the "New Spirit" of modern art. On its 100th anniversary, we will celebrate the Cubist paintings and sculptures in its galleries with an exhibition featuring 27 contemporary artists. Their artworks explore changes in perception precipitated by our digital age, and closely parallel the cubist vernacular of fragmentation, non-linearity, simultaneity, and decenteredness. Our exhibition poses the question "What is the legacy of Cubism in the hundred years since the Armory Show's radical display of modern European and American art, and especially, how has this become relevant again in our digital age?" The show will exhibit a core group of artworks in the gallery, and also feature a corresponding iInternet component of digital works in an online gallery.

Through Soviet Jewish Eyes: Photography, War, and the Holocaust - Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Through April 07, 2013 - New York

Although World War II is one of the most documented conflicts of the 20th century, western audiences know very little about the Soviet Jewish photojournalists who captured some of the most riveting and powerful images of the war. Such photographers as Evgenii Khaldei, Georgii Zelma, and Dmitrii Baltermants merged documentary photography with avant-garde modernist sensibilities to create works that have had a profound influence on 20th century art and beyond.

The World Premiere of Greg Kellers' 'Honky' - Urban Stages Theater
Through April 07, 2013 - Midtown West

When a black sneaker company hires a white CEO, their commercials begin glorifying the “ghetto" and sales triple among white teens. But when violence erupts in a black community, the shoe designer blames the ads and promises revenge. Meanwhile, the writer of the ads is paralyzed by white guilt – which only gets worse when his therapist turns out not to be what he expected. Luckily, there’s a new racism pill on the market advertising, "If you don't think you need it, you're probably a racist!" HONKY takes a comedic look at the symbiotic relationship between racism and commercialism.

Affordable Art Fair New York - Metropolitan Pavilion
Through April 07, 2013 - New York

The Affordable Art Fair returns this spring to celebrate 12 years of Fairs in New York City. The spring edition of the Fair will showcase 84 galleries over two floors at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea this April. Showing in 16 cities internationally this year, Affordable Art Fair fosters a relaxed and enjoyable environment where a diverse array of affordable contemporary art is available. While the majority of exhibiting galleries will be from the United States, one third will be internationally sourced – almost 10% of the fair will be comprised of a new influx of galleries from Korea, China and Japan. Showcasing original paintings, prints, sculptures and photographs, the Fair’s prices range from $100 - $10,000, with the majority of work priced under $5,000. “As we celebrate 12 years of hosting the Fair in New York, as well as the Fair’s constant growth and evolution, our 2013 spring edition will offer a fresh, smartly curated selection of work to art collectors, professionals, patrons and visitors alike,” says Cristina Salmastrelli, Director of the Affordable Art Fair New York. “We are excited to welcome both our new and longstanding patrons to the Metropolitan Pavilion by offering new and stimulating art activities for children, as well as engaging programming for adults. We are here to satisfy the needs of both the seasoned art collectors and first time buyers, so we try to make sure there is something for everyone.”

Through Soviet Jewish Eyes: Photography, War, and the Holocaust - Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Through April 07, 2013 - New York

Although World War II is one of the most documented conflicts of the 20th century, western audiences know very little about the Soviet Jewish photojournalists who captured some of the most riveting and powerful images of the war. Such photographers as Evgenii Khaldei, Georgii Zelma, and Dmitrii Baltermants merged documentary photography with avant-garde modernist sensibilities to create works that have had a profound influence on 20th century art and beyond.

Juilliard Dances Repertory - Peter Jay Sharp Theater
Through April 07, 2013 - New York

Juilliard dancers perform repertory works by acclaimed choreographers Juilliard Orchestra George Stelluto, conductor. Four Brubeck Pieces (1984) - Murray Louis, choreographer - Music by Dave Brubeck and Paul Desmond. Sunset (1983) - Paul Taylor, choreographer - Music by Edward Elgar (and recorded loon calls) - Alex Katz, set and costume designer - Jennifer Tipton, lighting designer. One Flat Thing, reproduced (2000) - William Forsythe, choreographer - Music by Thom Willems. The Juilliard Dance Division presents significant repertory works, beginning with Four Brubeck Pieces (1984)--New York choreographer Murray Louis' lively personification of the jazz stylings of Dave Brubeck and Paul Desmond performed live by Juilliard musicians. Sunset (1983) by Juilliard alum Paul Taylor--an emotional and poetic glimpse into the interactions among soldiers and their sweethearts--precedes the finale of the eclectic and energetic One Flat Thing, reproduced (2000) by NY native and Germany-based choreographer William Forsythe Tickets $30 available 2/27 at The Juilliard Box Office, by calling CenterCharge (212) 721-6500, or online Half-price tickets for students and seniors, TDF accepted at The Juilliard Box Office only.

Trailblazer: The Art of Shinoda Toko - Japan Society
Through April 07, 2013 - New York

Japan Society honors the centennial birthday of the granddame of Japanese art, Shinoda Toko, with a special display of her works. Hailed as a "trailblazer" by Time magazine, Shinoda broke the boundaries of old and new, word and image, and East and West.

Sing, Sign & Play Classes - Cadenza Music Center
Through April 10, 2013 - Flushing

Enhance your baby's communication skills and education via signing. Jacqueline Ciaramella, a former Bayside NYC school teacher will conduct this sign language course. Here is what the research has to say about signing with babies & toddlers: My child can hear...WHY SHOULD I SIGN??? Over 25 years of scientific research shows that hearing babies who sign typically have the following benefits: Earlier communication: babies can produce signs as early as 6 months old--long before their ability to speak develops. • Fewer Temper-tantrums • Less Frustration • Improved confidence • Better adjusted • Average between 8 and 13 point Higher IQ • Larger vocabulary • Tend to speak and read early • Supports Spelling • It can have amazing results for children with speech or communication challenges, as well as other special needs • Helps children link symbols (signs) with concepts (meaning) and the spoken word • Provides another mode of learning (tactile and kinesthetic) • Increased bonding (signing is face-to-face communication) • Clarifies speech (does "Ba" mean baby? bottle? ball? bug? Banana?) • Exposure to a second language: ASL, and an easy bridge to learn other spoken languages • Being able to communicate with your child when verbal communication is difficult or frowned on (either quiet places or noisy places...or from a distance on the playground) • Easier and earlier diagnosis of health problems. One pre-verbal baby kept signing “thirsty” no matter how much she drank. Testing showed that she was diabetic, which they wouldn’t have known until she was very sick had it not been for signing! • Child can express him/herself when too shy or embarrassed to speak • Opportunity to befriend children who use sign to communicate • Provides and alternative means of communication when speech may be difficult, for example, after a tonsillectomy, laryngitis, etc. • Feels like play Classes will meet one hour a week for 8 weeks. The cost is $160 for an 8 week session. These "Sing, Sign & Play" classes are based on the award winning Signing Time® educational videos featured on Public Television and Nick, Jr. These classes are a unique blend of signing education, music & play. This is not a typical mommy and me class! You will be learning a fun, enriching language with your child!Over 25 years of scientific research shows that hearing babies who sign typically have: earlier communication, babies can produce signs as early as 6 months old--long before their ability to speak develops,less frustration and improved confidence. Classes will meet one hour a week for 8 weeks.

Linnaeus Tripe: Views of Burma - Hans P. Kraus Jr. Fine Photographs
Through April 12, 2013 - New York

Featuring more than 20 salt prints from waxed paper negatives made in 1855. This will be the first time the photographs have been on view in the United States. Highlights in the exhibition include memorable images of pagodas and temples, landscapes, and monumental sculptures of Buddhas and dragons.

Margaret Bowland: Disturbing the Peace - Driscoll Babcock Galleries
Through April 13, 2013 - New York

Margaret Bowland's second New York solo exhibition of psychologically provocative paintings. Bowland draws upon legendary American novelist and social critic James Baldwin's rallying cry that, "Artists are here to disturb the peace," by creating a very personal series of works which questions societal expectations about gender, race and beauty. The majority of the works focus on JJ, Bowland's muse for the past five years. Now eleven years old and on the verge of adolescence, she prepares to face the challenges of adulthood. Upon her tiny frame, weighty universal issues are placed -- questions of identity, pressures of conformity, and ultimately a quest for acceptance.

Jazz-minh Moore: All Our Grandmothers - Claire Oliver Gallery
Through April 13, 2013 - New York

Thornton Willis - Elizabeth Harris Gallery
Through April 13, 2013 - New York

Laura Mcphee: Desert Chronicle - Bonni Benrubi
Through April 13, 2013 - New York

Dieter Roth - Bjorn Roth - Hauser & Wirth
Through April 13, 2013 - New York

An exhibition by the German-born Swiss sculptor, painter, printmaker, collagist, poet, diarist, graphic designer, publisher, filmmaker and musician.

Painted on 21st Street: Helen Frankenthaler from 1950 to 1959 - Gagosian Gallery
Through April 13, 2013 - New York

While Frankenthaler is recognized to be one of the great American artists of the twentieth century, this exhibition is the first in thirty years -- and the first in New York City in more than fifty years -- to offer a broad survey of this pivotal body of work. It brings together almost thirty paintings, including important yet rarely seen works from Frankenthaler's estate, and signature works from public and private collections.

Shoe Obsession - Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology
Through April 13, 2013 - New York

Shoe Obsession examines our culture's ever-growing fascination with extravagant and fashionable shoes. Accessories used to be just that?secondary to clothing fashions. Today, however, shoes have become the main fashion story, replacing the "It bag" as the most desirable accessory. High-heeled shoes "the fashion shoes of the 21st century" have become so tall that even a 4-inch heel is considered "low." Shoe Obsession features over 150 examples of the most extraordinary shoe styles of the 21st-century, highlighting the new concepts, constructions, materials, and types of embellishment that have positioned shoes at the height of fashion. The popularity of designer shoes has grown rapidly. The television series Sex in the City, which was broadcast from 1998 to 2004, is often credited with helping to launch the cult for designer shoes. Who can forget Carrie Bradshaw's Manolo Blahnik pumps ? or her assertion of "a woman's right to shoes." Blahnik's popularity paved the way for other high-end shoe designers, a number of whom have become celebrities in their own right. Christian Louboutin's undeniably sexy shoes?with their signature red soles?have established him as one of the best-known footwear designers in the world.

Magnificent Trees of The New York Botanical Garden - New York Botanical Garden
Through April 14, 2013 - Bronx

Larry Lederman, landscape photographer and member of NYBG's Board of Advisors, has spent years walking the garden grounds to observe and photograph trees and vistas in all seasons and at all times of day. Lush images featuring their diversity and visual impact are on view in the gallery space. The New York Botanical Garden is home to more than 30,000 trees, some in woodland, some in groves, and some standing in solitary majesty. Magnificent Trees is lavishly illustrated with photographs by Larry Lederman and accompanied by descriptions by Todd A. Forrest, Arthur Ross vice president for horticulture and living collections at the garden. An authority on the diverse species present across the 250-acre landscape, Forrest details their fascinating histories -- from their vital role in Native American life and culture to their function in neutral territory during the Revolutionary War. Lederman captures their grandeur in hundreds of stunning images and portrays their diversity with photographs that reveal the trees in myriad fascinating perspectives: in landscape views that convey the garden's genius loci; portraits illustrating the architecture and profound visual impact of select trees; remarkable details of flowers, fruit, leaves, and bark; and impressionistic images, abstract in character yet beautiful in composition.

Christa Parravani - Kindred - Foley Gallery
Through April 14, 2013 - New York

21st Annual Student Art Festival, Part II: Grades 9-12 - Guild Hall
Through April 14, 2013 - East Hampton

The exhibition features over 3,500 pieces of student art from high schools from 11 participating public, private and home schools in the Amagansett, East Hampton, Greenport, Montauk, Wainscott, Southampton, Bridgehampton, Shelter Island, and Sagaponack districts. March 19-April 14, 2013.

Line By Line - Stephan Stoyanov Gallery
Through April 14, 2013 - New York

A group show featuring the work of Amelie Chabannes, Jen Mazza and Brigitte Nahon. This is the first time the three artists, all represented by the gallery, have been show together in the same exhibition.

'Bunnicula: A Rabbit Tale of Musical Mystery' - DR2 Theatre
Through April 14, 2013 - Union Square

"Bunnicula: A Rabbit Tale of Musical Mystery" is co-presented by Off-Broadway's acclaimed DR2 Kids Theatre (Daryl Roth, Producer) and Theatreworks USA (Barbara Pasternack, Artistic Director; Ken Arthur, Producing Director) -- the nation's leading not-for-profit professional theatre for young audiences. Featuring a book by legendary New York playwright and Tony Award nominee Charles Busch (The Tale of the Allergist's Wife), music

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