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THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN BRONX ON AUGUST 23

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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, August 23, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on today in Bronx's museums, galleries, and libraries for some educational fun; in the parks, for outdoor and nature activities; and in the theaters, for children's concerts and performances. Plus, get details and directions on any street fairs or holiday festivals happening August 23. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Bronx, check out our complete calendar of events.

Exciting 3 Day Stay & Learn Summer Camp - All About Kids
Through August 23, 2012 - Plainview

Exciting 3 Day Stay & Learn Summer Camps for Ages 3-6, 2.5 hrs each day: "On The Go" and "Summer Fun"

Shabbat for Tots - Union Temple
Through December 28, 2012 - Brooklyn

Singing, dancing, and a little Hebrew for toddlers, preschoolers, and their adult guests. Led by Yoshie - kids' favorite!

Open Mic - East Elmhurst Library
August 23, 2012 - East Elmhurst

Poets,writers, musicians, and comedians come share your creative talents at this evening of entertainment. All are welcome.

ZEPHYR Happy Hour Cruise - Circle Line Downtown
August 23, 2012 - New York

Experience Happy Hour in glittering style! Cruise along New York Harbor aboard the luxurious ZEPHYR yacht and enjoy a Happy Hour like never before. Straight up or on the rocks, every drink is on the water! It's the hottest way to cool down! Enjoy: 90-Minute Harbor Cruise; Live DJs; 2 Cash Bars; Drink Specials; Sun Deck; Two Fully Enclosed, Climate-Controlled Decks; Breathtaking Views of the Skyline at Sunset. Thursdays & Fridays, departs 6:30pm, Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day weekend. $25. Must be 21 or older, with valid ID.

From a Child's Perspective - Washington Irving's Sunnyside
August 23, 2012 - Tarrytown

Parents and children are invited to travel back to the 19th century and explore the home of Washington Irving through a child's eyes. Play games, hear stories, race through a scavenger hunt, and participate in hands-on-activities and crafts. Explore Sunnyside as a family home, specially set with period toys and children's clothing, and bring a picnic to enjoy a full day in the life of the estate's youngest residents. Five days through August 30.

Twilight Tours - Prospect Park Audubon Center
August 23, 2012 - Flatbush

Hire a sitter and spend a warm weather evening in Prospect Park. Start the soiree with wine and cheese on the Audubon Boathouse balcony, then tour the Park's majestic Lullwater on its electric boat. Afterward, take an evening Bat Tour walk led by an Audubon Naturalist. Reservations are required. Call (718) 287-3400, ext. 303.

Free Kid's Concert Series in Downtown Brooklyn - Albee Square
Through August 23, 2012 - Brooklyn

Free summer concert series for kids presented by the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership and the Fulton Mall Improvement Association. This Downtown Brooklyn family fun runs Thursday mornings, bi-weekly from May through August. The schedule of performers can also be found at: http://www.dbpartnership.org/dobusiness/improvement/fultonmall/AlbeeSquare Bi-weekly, May 31 – August 23 10:00 - 11:00 AM - May 31: Astrograss - June 14: Jah Pan - June 28: Dog on Fleas - July 12: Jazz-A-Ma-Tazz with Hayes Greenfield - July 26: Ernie & Neal - August 9: Fuzzy Lemons - August 23: Aly Sunshine - Funkytown Playground Albee Square on Fulton Mall Fulton St. & Bond Street Downtown Brooklyn (Across from Cookies department store)

The Trees of Mashantucket - Mashantucket Pequot Museum
August 23, 2012 - Mashantucket

Spend the day learning how to accurately identify local trees of Mashantucket. Take a tree identification booklet on a learning adventure locating and identifying trees along a clearly marked path. Find all 10 trees and head back to the Farmstead to check your answers.

Stories in Spanish & English - Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library
August 23, 2012 - Garnerville

Children ages 2-7 are invited for stories, songs, finger plays, and more in Spanish and English. Pre-registration is required. Thursday evenings through August 30.

Ethan Bortnick with Special Guests The KIDZ BOP Kids - Peter Jay Sharp Theater
August 23, 2012 - Times Square

TOUR IS POSTPONED AS OF JULY 31. REFUNDS ARE AVAILABLE AT POINTS OF PURCHASE. Ethan Bortnick, 11-year-old musical sensation, headlines his "It's All About Music" tour this summer with special guests The KIDZ BOP Kids, Billboard's #1 Kids' Artists of 2010 and 2011. Bortnick has headlined more than 100 live shows across the globe, and through concert and charity events has shared the stage with legendary artists such as Beyonce, Reba McEntire, and Natalie Cole. Tickets go on sale on June 29, 10am.

Dutchess County Fair - Dutchess County Fairgrounds
August 23, 2012 - Rhinebeck

For six days each August, the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck hosts the second largest county fair in New York State. This hugely popular event attracts about 350,000 visitors, many of whom return year after year to see the 160 acre site become a showplace for agriculture in Dutchess County, featuring animals, plants, farm products, crafts, fair foods, carnival rides, and more. Check online for the schedule of daily and nightly entertainment.

Opportunity and Impact-Works By Emigre Artists - Hofstra University Museum-David Filderman Gallery
August 23, 2012 - Hempstead

This original exhibition examines the role of �migr� artists in reshaping the nature of American art. The exhibit features artists who arrived from Europe during the early 20th century to present-day �migr�s from Cuba, and South America. American art traditions and directions have been profoundly influenced by the contributions of these artists. Artists represented in the exhibition include Joseph Albers, Jon Corbino, Andreas Feininger, Aaron Henry Gorson, George Grosz, Louis Lozowick, Gilles Peress, Ben Shahn, and Rufino Tamayo.

Pop In Play-Family Jump Time - Pump It Up
August 23, 2012 - Plainview

Come play on giant, soft, fun-filled interactive inflatables during Pump It Up Family Jump Time. Share quality family time and promote physical fitness while bouncing, sliding, climbing and jumping. Meet other families and make new friends in a safe, clean, climate controlled environment.

Twilight Tours - Prospect Park Audubon Center
August 23, 2012 - Flatbush

Hire a sitter and spend a warm weather evening in Prospect Park. Start the soiree with wine and cheese on the Audubon Boathouse balcony, then tour the Park's majestic Lullwater on its electric boat. Afterward, take an evening Bat Tour walk led by an Audubon Naturalist. Reservations are required. Call (718) 287-3400, ext. 303.

Open Bounce - BounceU-Farmingdale
August 23, 2012 - Farmingdale

You don't need a special occasion to get your BOUNCE on. Everyone will love this great form of play and exercise.

Aly Sunshine and Funkytown Playground - Albee Square on Fulton Mall
August 23, 2012 - Downtown Brooklyn

Aly Sunshine and her partner Johnny Wheels bring their rollicking, dancey kids pop to Fulton Mall.

Story Hour with Miss Kathy! - Little Joe's Books
August 23, 2012 - Katonah

Miss Kathy charms children each Thursday with the best stories under Little Joe's Books' roof. Great for ages 3 and older.

Yoga at Old Westbury Gardens - Old Westbury Gardens
August 23, 2012 - Old Westbury

Professional Kripalu Yoga instructor, Lorili Henry, will lead students through a dynamic, yet gentle, continuous flow of postures and conscious breathing. Participants must bring a yoga mat, yoga strap, and towel.

Summertime Stargazers - Old Westbury Gardens
August 23, 2012 - Old Westbury

Grab your flashlights for a twilight summer stroll through the gardens. Later, the Astronomical Society of Long Island will guide visitors through the galaxies to view the moon and the planets by homemade telescopes.

Post-Olympic Salute to the Athletes! Family Day - Bruce Museum
August 23, 2012 - Greenwich

The Museum hosts Olympic fencers and Olympic judo athletes who have recently competed at the 2012 London Olympic Games. There will be demonstrations of their sports, with commentary, as well as a chance to meet and greet. This special event is co-sponsored by the U.S. Athletic Trust - a new model of sport philanthropy, www.usathletictrust.org.

The Statue of Liberty Summer Evening Series - Battery Park
August 23, 2012 - New York

The Statue of Liberty Summer Evening Seriies gives visitors an opportunity to enjoy the Statue of Liberty on Thursday evenings without the crowds. Park rangers provide free guided tours starting at the Liberty Island Flagpole, directly forward of the ferry dock. This event will occur every Thursday during the summer. Free for children under 12!

How to Purchase Your Next Car - Somers Library
August 23, 2012 - Somers

Should you lease or should you buy? How do you get the best price for your new car? Should you purchase an extended warranty? Learn about all this and more. Register online at somerslibrary.org or call 914-232-5717.

Pack Chat for Kids (ages 4-8) - Wolf Conservation Center
August 23, 2012 - South Salem

An excellent 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. Pre-registration required.

SHSAT Math Preparation Classes - McGoldrick Library
August 23, 2012 - Flushing

Need extra help on the math section of the NYC Specialized High School Admissions Test? Students in grades 6 through 8 may take part in this 8-session workshop led by an experienced math coach. Students must attend all sessions and pre-registration is required.

Eat Smart New York - Ossining Public Library
August 23, 2012 - Ossining

For parents (includes activities for children during workshop). Free nutrition and food series, presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension. Includes healthy recipe tasting. In the Children's Program Room. Advanced registration required.

LYFE JENNINGS - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
August 23, 2012 - New York

Only a month after being released from jail on a arson charge, Lyfe Jennings was on-stage at the famous Apollo. He was booed when he walked on-stage with an acoustic guitar, but when the Apollo audience heard his gritty falsetto and lyrical songwriting, they were swayed -- swayed to the tune of five amateur-night victories in a row. Lyfe figures he sold a thousand copies of his four-song demo CD during his Apollo "residency." That, along with a ton of calls from promoters and record label execs on his answering machine back in Ohio, influenced Lyfe to move to New York City and pursue a major-label deal. Columbia had the right offer and released his debut, Lyfe 268-192 (his inmate number), in August of 2004. A year after its original release, the album was reissued with a new version of "Hypothetically" featuring American Idol winner Fantasia added as a bonus track. The more hip-hop-oriented follow-up, The Phoenix, arrived in 2006 with Three 6 Mafia and Young Buck making guest appearances. ~ David Jeffries, All Music Guide

STORY TIME UNDER THE APPLIE TREE AT LONGSHORE - Evan Harding Point - Longshore
August 23, 2012 - Westport

Meet at Evan Harding Point. No Westport beach sticker needed. See westportlibrary.org for directions. Rain cancels the program.

Bobo the Hobo - Brooklyn Public Library, Gerritsen Beach branch
August 23, 2012 - Gerritsen Beach

Hocus Pocus with Richard Bossong, performing as Bobo the Hobo! Enjoy magic, stories, puppets, and all sorts of hobo fun.

After School Stories at the Sunset Park Library - Brooklyn Public Library, Sunset Park branch
August 23, 2012 - Sunset Park

Kids enjoy an age-appropriate movie.

Gardening at Steinway Library - Steinway Library
August 23, 2012 - Astoria

Help beautify the community. Bring your family every Tuesday and Thursday to help plant and water the garden which filled with lots of luscious flowers, plants and vegetables. In case of rain, gardening activities will take place in meeting room. No registration needed.

Waterfront Concert - Swingtime Big Band - Astoria Park
August 23, 2012 - Long Island City

Families can enjoy an evening on the park lawn listening to the big band sounds at this concert. Bring a blanket or low chair.

Korean Culture Camp:Year of The Dragon - Flushing Town Hall
August 23, 2012 - Flushing

Children in grades K-5 can meet Korea through fun activities: drama, art, and traditional music. Students will develop their creativity, study the meaning of the Dragon, and learn about Korea in various ways.

Faraway Places - Stamford Art Association Townhouse Gallery
Through August 23, 2012 - Stamford

This is a multimedia show featuring 35 artists representing real or imaginary places. July 20 through Aug. 23.

Legendary Rolling Stones Saxophonist Bobby Keys & The Suffering Bastards Ft. Members of Georgia Satellites, Black Crowes & John Fogerty - Highline Ballroom
August 23, 2012 -

Don't miss legendary Rolling Stones saxophonist Bobby Keys performing with an all-star cast of musicians, including Dan Baird (Georgia Satellites), Steve Gorman (The Black Crowes), Nick Govrik (Trigger Hippy), Michael Webb (John Fogerty, Poco), and Chark Kinsolving (Mike Farris, Spoonful).

The US Open Qualifying Tournament - USTA National Tennis Center (not at Arthur Ashe Stadium).
August 23, 2012 - Flushing

A fun way for families to enjoy the US Open without paying US Open prices. At this four-day event held on the field courts, professional tennis players compete to qualify for berths in the US Open.

Cross-Stitch Circle - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
August 23, 2012 - Upper West Side

Drop in to try your skills at one of the oldest forms of embroidery in the world.

North Shore Mothers Club Present Family-Friendly Interior Design Workshop - Balance Yoga and Healing
August 23, 2012 - Huntington Station

North Shore Mothers Club in collaboration with LoriGirl Creations, presents a workshop in which Moms will learn helpful tips to decorate nurseries, kids rooms, playrooms, etc while also making your home family-friendly and organized.Kids welcome to attend workshop. Toys and supervision will be provided so moms can enjoy the event.

Pre-School Summer Drop-In Days - Great Neck Arts Center
August 23, 2012 - Great Neck

Need some Mommy time? At the Great Neck Arts Center there's a place where your child can play, create, and have fun while you enjoy a few hours of lunching, shopping or just plain relaxing. Drop-in is offered on Thursdays.

Rag Doll Concert - Merrick Road Park
August 23, 2012 - Merrick

Enjoy "Sherry" and "Walk like a MAn" as Rag Doll plays a Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons Tribute.

Musical: "A Little Night Music" - Armonk Library - Whipoorwill Hall
August 23, 2012 - Armonk

Little Radical Theatrics, Inc. presents its Summer 2012 production, "A Little Night Music." Book by Hugh Wheeler; music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; inspired by the Ingmar Bergman film. One of Broadway's most beloved masterpieces, "A Little Night Music" deals with the universal subject of love, in all its wondrous, humorous, and ironic permutations. Tickets online at brownpapertickets.com/event/260805; by phone at 800-836-3008 (mention ALNM); by e-mail at [email protected]

Gardening at Steinway Library - Steinway Library
August 23, 2012 - Astoria

Help beautify the community. Bring your family every Tuesday and Thursday to help plant and water the garden which filled with lots of luscious flowers, plants and vegetables. In case of rain, gardening activities will take place in meeting room. No registration needed.

Join Us for a Luau! - What's Cooking?
August 23, 2012 - Oyster Bay

Kids will enjoy this "Funtastic" Kids' Cooking Camp. Hands-on nutritious and delicious cooking, baking, and creative crafts. Banana trees, fruit kebabs and smores; it's all Hawaii at What's Cooking? Limited enrollment.

WeBop: A Family Jazz Party - The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music's Jazz Performance Space
August 23, 2012 - West Village

Jazz at Lincoln Center's WeBop band performs in a family-friendly portion of the week-long 20th anniversary Charlie Parker Jazz Festival. Your family will jump, jive, wiggle, and giggle along with jazz tunes in a fun and interactive concert for families with children ages 8 months - 5 years. RSVP required, [email protected]

SUNSET JAZZ SUMMER SERIES: Allan Harris Band - Lyndhurst
August 23, 2012 - Tarrytown

Bring a blanket or low-profile lawn chairs to the West Lawn overlooking the Hudson and enjoy your own picnic, or purchase one on-site. In the event of rain, concert will be under the tent in the Carriage House Courtyard. Tonight: Allan Harris Band.

New Russian Cinema - Anthology Film Archives
Through August 23, 2012 - New York

The best thing do when it's sweltering outside is see a movie, especially one that's never screened before in New York with the filmmakers in attendance! Come see a sampling of the newest, most talked about voices in Russian cinema. Two films, CHAPITEAU-SHOW and MY FATHER IS BARYSHNIKOV, will screen over three days. Screenings will be followed by Q&A's with directors Sergey Loban and Sergey Mokritskiy. CHAPITEAU-SHOW (in 2 parts): Part 1 – Tues. August 21st, 7:00 PM Part 2 – Wed. August 22nd, 7:00 PM MY FATHER IS BARYSHNIKOV - Thursday, August 23rd, 7:00 PM Free, RSVP to [email protected] or call 817-924-6000 http://lonestarfilmsociety.com/russia/

Freshpair.com's 'It's Time for a Change' National Underwear Day Experience Store - National Underwear Day
Through August 23, 2012 - Manhattan

315 W. 57th Street August 22nd and August 23rd from 11 a.m.- 7 p.m. daily Freshpair.com, the leading online underwear retailer and creator of National Underwear Day, invites consumers to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of National Underwear Day as well as the company's rebranding at their experiential "It's Time for a Change" pop-up store! The two-day pop-up experience will feature the live models showcasing the latest styles, free underwear giveaways from event sponsors (Calvin Klein, Wacoal, Leonisa, men’s and women’s Emporio Armani, 2xist, C-IN2, and Rated M), demonstrations of Freshpair's signature At-Home Bra Fitting and Men's Underwear Club services, advice from style gurus, VIP treatment and refreshments! Attendees can even "get briefed" on their Underwear I.D. by taking Freshpair's style personality quiz. For more information, visit www.Freshpair.com.

August Adventure - Genesis Tree of Life Yoga and Wellness center
Through August 23, 2012 - Forest Hills

Young children ages 3-5 can enjoy Movement Adventure- Mondays and Thursdays from 4-5pm. Singing and stories paired with .movement to develop fine and major motor skill. At each class the kids will go through a story-themed obstacle course where they must walk on tip toes, jump over things, skip, and gather items. Each class ends with a few rounds of Freeze Dance to burn up any energy. Children ages 5-7 can enjoy Imagination Dance Mondays and Thursdays 5-6pm. Students learn the basic of jazz and ballet integrated with basic yoga to stretch and develop strength. Imagery is used to keep them engaged and master the details each style. They will learn a short routine combining all the movements taught in that day’s class. As a treat each class ends with Freeze Dance so they can just move.

'In Ghostly Japan: Stories of Strange Things' - Hudson Guild Theatre
August 23, 2012 - Chelsea

"Stories of Strange Things" is a horror story based on stories written by Rampo Edogawa (one of Japan's leading contemporary bizarre mystery writer) and by Yakumo Koizumi (collector of ghostly folklore in Japan), incorporating projections inspired by Japanese Kage-e (shadow play), theatrical tricks and puppetry. Performance is in English. Show is free but reservations are recommended at theatreartsjapan.org/BoxOffice.htm.

K'NEX Mario Kart? Wii Building Set Event - Nintendo World Store
August 23, 2012 - Midtown

K'NEX is celebrating the addition of new K'NEX Mario Kart? Wii Building Sets with a fun-filled, in-store event for fans. Designed for children ages six and older, the Mario Kart Wii Building Sets combine the K'NEX building system with beloved characters from the popular Mario Kart Wii game, bringing Mario, Luigi, Bowser, Donkey Kong, and other fan favorites from the video screen to the construction aisle. The event will allow fans to learn more about the new products through a series of hands-on activities, including building stations, product demonstrations, and photo opportunities with Mario and Luigi. In addition, all gaming stations at the Nintendo World Store will feature Mario Kart games during the event, and the first 1,000 fans to enter the store on Aug. 23 will receive a free K'NEX Mario Kart Wii Buildable Figure Bag. Fans can also compete in a variety of contests including "Guess the Number of Figures" and "Fastest Builder" for a chance to win K'NEX Mario Kart Wii Building Sets. During the event, a giant track display will demonstrate the size and scope of tracks that can be built at home with the purchase of multiple sets. The new additions to the K'NEX Mario Kart Wii line will debut in August 2012 in retail stores across the country.

Veterans-Only Job Fair at Empire City Casino - Empire City Casino
August 23, 2012 - Yonkers

More than 40 regional employers in New York are scheduled to attend "Hire A Hero," a veterans job fair on Aug. 23 at Empire City Casino, for area employers and service men and women returning from overseas looking to re-enter the workforce. The veterans-only job fair will take place on Thursday, August 23, 2012 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the casino’s third floor Good Time Room. For a list of participating employers and a flier that can be shared, please visit www.empirecitycasino.com/careers.

LIBATION (The Global Soul Experience) - SULLIVAN ROOM
August 23, 2012 - NYC

[IMG]http://i524.photobucket.com/albums/cc328/Manchildblack/400x500-libation-flyer-22.jpg[/IMG] Acclaimed music historian Tim Lawrence, author of Loves Saves the Day: A History of American Dance Music Culture, calls New York dance party LIBATION a "special, intimate and friendly" party where "the focus is completely on the dancers and the dance floor." He goes on to praise it as "one of the few places in New York where the sonically and socially progressive lineage that began with the Loft and carried on at parties such as the Gallery, the Paradise Garage, the Underground Network and Body & Soul lives on." THURSDAY, AUGUST 23rd, 2012 IAN FRIDAY & MANCHILDBLACK/HYPE LIFE MUSIC Present LIBATION (The Global Soul Experience) Music by IAN FRIDAY (Global Soul Music) Hosted by AFRO MOSAIC SOUL @ SULLIVAN ROOM 218 Sullivan Street (Bet. West 3rd & Bleecker) NYC 10:00pm-4am $10 before 11pm/$15 after

Summer Camp at the Museum - New York City Police Museum
Through August 24, 2012 -

Children will explore the cultural institutions of Lower Manhattan, learn about Police and how they do their job and participate in science, engineering and arts activities. Register at www.nycpm.org. Full-week sessions for ages 5-10. 9:30am-4pm each day (before and after care available).

Otter Spot - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
Through August 24, 2012 - Stamford

Discover the secret lives of North American River Otters with the center's otter keepers as they feed Edie and Bert lunch. Stick around after feeding for a question and answer period. Participate in interactive games and activities. Monday-Friday through August 24.

Green Teens - Long Island Children's Museum
Through August 24, 2012 - Garden City

Each week our Green Teens will lead visitors through an activity, craft or game with a different nature-related theme. Learn fun ways to help the environment, enjoy a variety of outdoor experiences and try your hand at cooking, crafts, and other science activities.

Summer 2012 Group Show - Greenberg Van Doren
Through August 24, 2012 - New York

Hope is the saddest - First Floor Theatre at La Mama
Through August 24, 2012 - New York

*Direct from the National Arts Festival of South Africa* *Winner of the ‘Best Theatre Award’ at the 2012 Perth Fringe Festival* *Winner of the ‘Best Production Award’ in 2007 at The Blue Room in Perth* Mythophobic Productions in association with FringeNYC presents Hope is the saddest, a heartbreaking comedy about three people lost somewhere in the outer skirts of reality, by Jeffrey Jay Fowler. Direct from their run at the National Arts Festival of South Africa, Hope is the saddest was the winner of the ‘Best Theatre Award’ at the 2012 Perth Fringe Festival, and winner of the ‘Best Production Award’ in 2007 at The Blue Room in Perth. Part of the 16th annual New York International Fringe Festival, the production will be held at Venue #8: The First Floor Theatre at LA MAMA, 74 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003 for five performances from August 10-29, 2011. Jeffrey Jay Fowler directs. The cast includes Michelle Robin Anderson, Jeffrey Jay Fowler, and Natalie Holmwood. Theo is the most confused. Marion is the loneliest. But Hope is the saddest. Hope is the saddest is a bright black comedy with tells the story of three loners whose lives crash together in a pool of blood. Hope is a Dolly Parton fan, set to make the world a better place. Theo is a lonely gay would-be inventor. Marion recently inherited money, and moved out of the suitcase she grew up in. Called “Witty and Profound” by The Sunday Times, and a “Beautiful Gem” by the South African National Arts Festival, Hope is the saddest was the winner of the Best Theatre Award at the 2012 Perth Fringe Festival, winner of the 2007 Blue Room Best Production Award, and the 2008 Equity Award for Best Newcomer (Michelle Robin Anderson). The first incarnation was a monologue performed at the Artrage festival 2006 as part of Shorts and Solos.

Madame Tellier's Establishment - Theater For The New City
Through August 24, 2012 - New York

In a Normandy port city, much to the surprise of her regular clientele, Mme Tellier decides to shut down her successful brothel in order to travel back to her hometown to attend the confirmation of her niece. As she doesn’t trust her “girls” to stay in the house on their own, she brings them along to the tiny farming village. On their train journey, they meet a small-town couple and their duck who can’t quite believe their luck(husband)/misfortune(wife)/quack(duck) to be in a small compartment with four beautiful, sensuous creatures; along the way they also pick up an extremely obliging traveling ribbon salesman who only too happy to be squeezed into their 2nd class coach. Once arrived in Mme’s home village, the ladies are treated like celebrities and given the place of honor at the church. As the angelic little girls present themselves before the altar, each of the ladies, in turn become so moved, they begin to weep -- their weeping so moves the congregation the priest becomes convinced the women are the vessel of God. Mme Tellier hustles the girls out of town before her brother becomes “overcome” as well and they beat a quick retreat to the evening train. All ends well at the House of Tellier as the word spreads among the gentlemen of the city that “the ship has come to port” and each girl is able to re-assume her position as an archetype of the feminine in Mme’s collection, as she pours out half-price champagne.

Forces of Nature Dance Theater in Concert: SUMMER MOVES - Theatre of the Riverside Church
Through August 24, 2012 - New York

One of Harlem’s own, Forces of Nature Dance Theatre, under the direction of co-founder and Executive Artistic Director Abdel Saalam, opens at Theatre of Riverside Church Aug. 23-24 with Saalam’s brand of neo-African dance and a program of repertory works as well as two works in progress. General Admission: $30 Special VIP: $100 includes Reception, Gift Bag and Priority Seating www.forcesofnature.org Box Office: 212.870.6784

Mostly Mozart - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Through August 25, 2012 -

Spanning seven venues, the 2012 Mostly Mozart Festival will offer more than 37 events including concerts, dance, visual art, film, pre-concert recitals, late-night performances, lectures, and bird-watching tours through Central Park, a special accompaniment to this summer's birdsong theme. Mostly Mozart Festival 2012 marks the 10th anniversary of Louis Langree as Renee and Robert Belfer Music Director. He will lead nine concerts with the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra in Avery Fisher Hall, including a FREE preview on July 28. The two thematic highlights of the Festival this year will be a multi-genre exploration on the influence of birdsong on composers and visual artists, complemented by an extensive survey of the music of Schubert.

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.

Family Summer Science - Long Island Science Center
Through August 25, 2012 - Riverhead

Each week this summer the museum offers a different theme which includes Bones Up On Bones, Incredible Water, All About Air, Crazy Chemistry, Wild Weather, Rocking Rocks and Physics of Toys. Weekly themes include activities and crafts, all ongoing. Museum Closed Sundays and Mondays. Program runs July 10-August 25, 2012.

Introduction to Birdwatching - Prospect Park Audubon Center
Through August 25, 2012 - Flatbush

Explore the Park's natural areas and learn how to look for amazing birds. Take a tour and learn about the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Mama and Me Fitness Series - Parents R Talking
Through August 25, 2012 - Mineola

This class is a mix of aerobics, balance, strength and stretching. Learn simple, safe, and calming exercises for you and your baby. Moms of little ones are encouraged to wear your baby (in your front carrier) for added resistance. Classes are Saturdays through August 25, 2012. Contact [email protected]

Baby Talk Music Program - Parents R Talking
Through August 25, 2012 - Mineola

Designed for 3-month to 9-month-olds, with parent or caregiver, the class focuses on verbal and non-verbal forms of communicating and bringing music into play with your baby. This type of play is helpful in the bonding process and stimulates all of the baby's senses. Please indicate if you wish to bring an older sibling.

Ezra Jack Keats Story Hour - Prospect Park Imagination Playground
Through August 25, 2012 - Flatbush

Gather 'round Peter and Willy, the statue of two beloved Keats characters, for storytelling adventures.

Ticket 2 Eternity - Cherry Lane Theatre: Venue 13
Through August 25, 2012 - New York

Ticket 2 Eternity Productions Inc is proud to present Ticket 2 Eternity by Matthew Ethan Davis as part of the 16th Annual New York International Fringe Festival-FringeNYC at the Cherry Lane Studio Theatre on Tuesday, August 14 @ 3pm, Sunday, August 19 @6:30pm, Wednesday, August 22 @ 5:15pm, Friday, August 24 @ 2pm and Sat, August 25 @ 8:15pm. Ticket 2 Eternity follows our young actor Dan, as his parents’ insane need for him to be famous sends him hurdling from his past to present as an over-eager reporter forces him to reveal his real desire - to be a waiter. Chasing fame never tasted so good! Ticket 2 Eternity stars Adyana de la Torre, Brendan Wahlers, Laris Macario and Jay Rivera. Directed by Javier Perez-Karam. Assistant Directed by Angela Rodriguez. Stage Management by David Alejandro Smith. Set/Lighting Design by Sarah Cogan. Sound Design by Andy Cohen. Choreography by Carlos Neto. Music by Maria Linares. Please visit www.ticket2eternityplay.com for more info about cast and crew. Ticket 2 Eternity Productions Inc was formed in November 2010, and since then has produced 4 one –act play festivals featuring original works by local playwrights, and over a dozen readings and events. Ticket 2 Eternity Productions was originally formed by Company Director, Adyana de la Torre with Jay Rivera and Brendan Wahlers to bring actors, writers, and directors together to produce works that inspire hope, illuminate reality and tickle the heart strings. Matthew Ethan Davis, Writer in Residence. Cherry Lane Studio Theatre is located at 38 Commerce St. 3 blocks south of Christopher Street and 2 blocks west of 7thAve. 1 Train to Christopher St.

The Standard Upgrade - Theater For The New City
Through August 25, 2012 - New York

Written and directed by Angie Montgomery and Howard Leader. World Premiere. Cabaret Theater Sunday, August 19 at 2:00 PM; Monday, August 20 at 6:30 PM; Tuesday, August 21 at 6:30 PM; Friday, August 24 at 9:00 PM; Saturday, August 25 at 8:00 PM. Running Time: 95 minutes | Tickets $12 Three 40-something year old White guys try to jump-start their lives with their younger, ethnic girlfriends, only to discover that their "upgrades" are not so "standard" after all. Angie Montgomery is a playwright from Connecticut. She played the female lead in local (CT) productions of "Noises Off," "Brighton Beach Memoirs," "The Miracle Worker," and "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf." While at Wesleyan University, she majored in Film where she learned how to craft dialogue for characters. She earned a Masters in Screenwriting from Columbia University , studying under Andy Bienen ("Boys Don't Cry"), James Schamus ("Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon") and James Hart (Steven Spielberg's "Hook"). She has written several television shows and currently runs eighty.twenty.productions with her husband, Howard Leader. Howard Leader is a criminal defense attorney by trade, though he has been performing voice-overs for the past ten years. When he is not preparing for court, he acts in industrials and commercials and was recently cast as a Media Commentator in "The Bourne Legacy" by Tony Gilroy. Originally from London, Howard has fond memories of The London School of Economics, where he received his LLB in Law. He has co-written two television shows with his wife, Angie.

The Waiter Project - Theater For The New City
Through August 25, 2012 - New York

Written and created by Elizabeth Swearingen; directed by Irene Kapustina. World Premiere. Community Theater Sunday, August 19 at 8:00 PM; Monday, August 20 at 9:00 PM; Tuesday, August 21 at 9:00 PM; Wednesday, August 22 at 6:30 PM; Saturday, August 25 at 2:00 PM. Running Time: 120 minutes | Tickets $15 "The Waiter Project" is not just a play about waiting tables. Rather it is a modern existential idea that examines time, agency and reality. The play tells the tale of eight down and out waiters working in New York City who have their lives pulled into focus when a Reality TV network shoots a series based on their lives within the restaurant. The play explores the duality we experience while working survival jobs as well as the element of waiting in general. Elizabeth Swearingen is an actor and a playwright in New York City. She attended Circle in the Square Theatre School and Stella Adler Conservatory and is currently attaining her BA from Hunter College in Creative Writing. She has worked with Primary Stages, The Barrow Group, NJ Rep, The Dramatists Guild, The Storm Theatre, The Looking Glass Theatre and TheatreWorks USA as an actor and a playwright. Her one-act play "Thursday Morning" won a festival award in The Looking Glass Theatre's 2011 Winter Forum. "The Waiter Project" is her first full-length play. (www.elizabethswearingen.com) Irene Kapustina was born in Minsk, Belarus and moved to the U.S. in 2003. Acting classes at Act One Studios in Chicago propelled her theater studies to the stage of Loyola University's Theater School and Second City. Upon her graduation from LUC, she moved to New York City, where she now continues her work in the theatre. (www.irenekapustina.com)

'Coming Home' - Theater for the New City
Through August 25, 2012 - New York

THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY'S THIRD DREAM UP FESTIVAL AUGUST 19 TO SEPTEMBER 9, 2012 "Coming Home," written and directed by Chris Raddatz. Dance Theater. World Premiere. Community Theater Sunday, August 19 at 2:00 PM; Monday, August 20 at 6:30 PM; Tuesday, August 21 at 6:30 PM; Thursday, August 23 at 9:00 PM; Saturday, August 25 at 5:00 PM. Running Time: 75 minutes | Tickets: $15 "Coming Home" is a dance drama which follows the story of a young soldier named Brent as he tries to make the transition from a hostile warzone back to his life at home with longtime girlfriend Sam. The story is written in a nonlinear fashion that allows the audience to experience the main character's internal chaos. Flashbacks collide with current events and in-your-face monologues morph into expressive dances that broaden and expand to the greater world of the play. Chris Raddatz graduated in the BFA – Acting class of 2012 from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He has written five plays, one of which was self-produced with fellow students in UNCG's Taylor Studio Theatre. He has also written and directed many films, including his short comedy "The Importance of Being Honest," which was awarded Campus Best Picture at the 2011 International Campus Movie Fest and was then given a screening in LA, where it was nominated for two awards, Best Picture and Best Actor. He wrote, produced, directed and acted in his feature film "Break A Home A House." As an actor, he has worked regionally with Triad Stage and Paper Lantern Theatre. "Coming Home" was given a reading at UNCG involving students and faculty and was met there with positive response.

Coming Home - Theater For The New City
Through August 25, 2012 - New York

"Coming Home" is a dance drama which follows the story of a young soldier named Brent as he tries to make the transition from a hostile warzone back to his life at home with longtime girlfriend Sam. The story is written in a nonlinear fashion that allows the audience to experience the main character's internal chaos. Flashbacks collide with current events and in-your-face monologues morph into expressive dances that broaden and expand to the greater world of the play. Chris Raddatz graduated in the BFA – Acting class of 2012 from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He has written five plays, one of which was self-produced with fellow students in UNCG's Taylor Studio Theatre. He has also written and directed many films, including his short comedy "The Importance of Being Honest," which was awarded Campus Best Picture at the 2011 International Campus Movie Fest and was then given a screening in LA, where it was nominated for two awards, Best Picture and Best Actor. He wrote, produced, directed and acted in his feature film "Break A Home A House." As an actor, he has worked regionally with Triad Stage and Paper Lantern Theatre. "Coming Home" was given a reading at UNCG involving students and faculty and was met there with positive response.

Ticket 2 Eternity - Cherry Lane Theatre: Venue 13
Through August 25, 2012 - New York

Ticket 2 Eternity Productions Inc Presents Ticket 2 Eternity Written by Matthew Ethan Davis Directed by Javier Perez-Karam The New York International Fringe Festival – Fringe NYC A production of The Present Company August 10-26th Tickets: $15-$18. For tickets visit www.FringeNYC.org Ticket 2 Eternity follows our young actor Dan, as his parents’ insane need for him to be famous sends him hurdling from his past to present as an over-eager reporter forces him to reveal his real desire - to be a waiter. Chasing fame never tasted so good!

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

'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.

The Parade: Nathalie Djurberg with Music by Hans Berg - New Museum
Through August 26, 2012 - New York

"The Parade: Nathalie Djurberg with Music by Hans Berg" is Djurberg's most ambitious multimedia installation to date. Originally organized by the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Djurberg will adapt this spectacular installation for the New Museum's 'Studio 231' space. In the hands of Swedish artist Nathalie Djurberg, animation becomes a medium for transgressive and nightmarish allegories of desire and malcontent. Since 2001, she has honed a distinctive style of filmmaking, using the pliability of clay to dramatize our most primal urges -- jealousy, revenge, greed, submission, and gluttony. Set to music and sound effects by her collaborator, Hans Berg, Djurberg's videos plumb the dark recesses of the mind, drawing sometimes disturbing connections between human psychology and animal behavior. Increasingly, the artists' interdisciplinary collaborations have blurred the cinematic, the sculptural, and the performative in immersive environments that pair moving images and musical compositions with related set pieces. For her new work, The Parade (2011), Djurberg has created five captivating animations and an unnerving menagerie of more than eighty freestanding bird sculptures. Drawing on avian physiology, rituals of mating and territorial display, and the social phenomenon of flocking, she has assembled a fantastical procession of species all fashioned from modest materials such as clay, wire, and painted canvas. These hybrid, sometimes monstrous forms speak to the artist's recurring interest in physical and psychological transformation, as well as pageantry, perversion, and abjection. In the accompanying claymation videos, humans and animals alike act out upsetting scenarios of torture, humiliation, and masquerade, further mining the interplay of brutality and guilt at the heart of Djurberg's work. Berg's eerie film scores -- composed of elements both found and invented -- suffuse the entire installation, merging to form a unified soundscape. With these films, both artists have begun to conceive narrative in spatial terms as aspects of character, setting, sound, and action migrate from one story to the next across the exhibition space. Born in Lysekil, Sweden, in 1978, Nathalie Djurberg received her MFA from Malm� Art Academy in 2002, and since that time she has exhibited widely in solo and group exhibitions around the world. Most notably, in 2009 she presented her installation The Experiment in the exhibition "Making Worlds" at the 53rd Venice Biennale, for which she was awarded the prestigious Silver Lion for Promising Young Artist. In 2008, Djurberg participated in the New Museum's "After Nature" exhibition curated by Massimiliano Gioni. She currently lives and works in Berlin with Hans Berg. Hans Berg was born in Rattvik, Sweden, in 1978. He is a Berlin-based electronic music producer and self-taught musician. He began playing the drums in punk and rock bands at the age of fourteen. By fifteen, Berg started creating electronic music -- which he has made ever since -- when he purchased his first synthesizer and sampler. Berg and Djurberg met in Berlin in 2004. Since then, he has composed the music for all of her films and installations. The exhibition is curated by Eric Crosby and Dean Otto for the Walker Art Center and organized at the New Museum by Gary Carrion-Murayari, Curator.

QUEST FOR THE WEST: Adventures On The Oregon Trail! - Theatre 80
Through August 26, 2012 - New York

Quest for the West: Adventures on the Oregon Trail! plays for five performances from August 11 through 26 as follows: Sat. 8/11 @ 7:00pm; Fri. 8/17 @ 5:30pm; Tues. 8/21 @ 2:00pm; Sat. 8/25 @ 7:00pm; Sun. 8/26 @ 5:30pm. 1848. Oregon fever has swept the nation. Jebediah and his wagon party embark on a 2,000-mile journey West. On the trail, the party encounters a river (how will they cross it? You decide…it’s interactive!), animals to hunt (“get out your balls, it’s time to go hunting”), prickly pear cacti (help them jump over these dangerous succulents!) and the ever present danger of dwindling water rations…and dysentery! Along their quest, the pioneers’ journey is filled with more than dirt trails. Romance develops; deep secrets & betrayals are revealed; and Jebediah’s darkness gets…darker. This musical comedy is a scored interactive game for the audience which works together as a team to determine the events that occur. Play well and you may just make it onto the Top 10 Score Board! 2,000 miles. 90 minutes. 11 songs. 8 games. 6 characters. From Writer/Director Ryan Emmons “We’re used to games and apps at our fingertips on a daily basis - this musical leans into those sensibilities, but the laughter and interaction that come along with live theatre could never be achieved on a computer screen. Manifest Destiny and the courage of the pioneers remind us of the outrageous trek men and women took west, our ability to make our own opportunities and the notion that it is in working (and playing) together that extraordinary things can be achieved.”

A Little Night Music - Armonk Library - Whipoorwill Hall )
Through August 26, 2012 - ARMONK

Little Radical Theatrics, Inc. proudly presents its Summer 2012 production A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC Book by Hugh Wheeler Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Inspired by the Ingmar Bergman film Directed by Michael J. Mirra Musical Direction by Ricky Romano Choreographed by Jessica Bittner "SEND IN THE CLOWNS..." Little Radical Theatrics brings Stephen Sondheim to the forefront once again with its summer offering. One of Broadway’s most neglected masterpieces, the romantic and achingly beautiful A Little Night Music deals with the universal subject of love, in all its wondrous, humorous and ironic permutations. Based on the Ingmar Bergman film "Smiles of a Summer Night", it interweaves a tangled web of former and current lovers. Esteemed lawyer Fredrik Egerman has recently married a young virgin, Anne, whom his son, Henrik, has also fallen madly in love. Fredrik’s dedication to his blushing bride is tested when he reunites with a former flame, the famed (and fading) actress Desiree Armfeldt. Things grow more complicated when her jealous (and married) lover Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm gets wind of the reunion. The coupling and uncoupling comes to a head when Desirée convinces her mother to host Fredrik and his family for a weekend on her lavish country estate—and the Count, with wife in tow, crashes the party! - WHO'S WHO - Shana Lin as Desiree Armfeldt Betsy Silverman as Madame Armfeldt Joey Sanzaro as Fredrik Egerman Ezra Hernandez as Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm Stephanie Viegas as Countess Charlotte Malcolm David Himmel as Henrik Egerman Claire Leyden as Anne Egerman Allison First as Fredrika Armfeldt Jennifer Silverman as Petra Drew Mollo as Frid Bryelle Burgus as Mrs. Segstrom T. Eric Collins as Mr. Erlanson Alexis Ebers as Mrs. Nordstrom Mike Okulski as Mr. Lindquist Georgie Simon as Mrs. Anderson PERFORMANCES: August 23 @ 7:00pm ? August 24 @ 8:00pm August 25 @ 8:00pm ? August 26 @ 7:00pm Whipoorwill Hall (Armonk Library) 19 Whipoorwill Rd E Armonk, NY To secure your ($20.00) advanced tickets to ALNM: ONLINE: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/260805 PHONE: Call 1-800-836-3008 and mention ALNM E-MAIL: [email protected]

I’M SORRY: How an Apologist Became an Activist - The White Box Theatre at 440 Studios
Through August 26, 2012 - New York

I’m Sorry plays for six performances from August 18 through 26 as follows: Sat. 8/18 @ 9:00pm; Sun. 8/19 @ 7:15pm; Wed. 8/22 @ 6:30pm; Fri. 8/24 @ 5:00pm; Sat. 8/25 @ 9:15pm; Sun. 8/26 @ 2:00pm. FringeNYC presents I’m Sorry, one woman’s funny, heartbreaking and bold journey to finding her voice, written and performed by Katya Lidsky, directed by Gilles Chiasson. Every performance will provide awareness and donations to a non-profit organization which helps animals. Do you like me? Do you ‘get’ me? Where do I belong? A people-pleasing apologist turns animal-loving activist in an entertaining and poignant story about finding your purpose and affecting positive change. Katya Lidsky plays 16 characters– some female, some male, some four-legged – shining a spotlight on contemporary animal welfare issues while tackling the challenges of integrity and self-esteem. Sometimes you have to find something to believe in before you can stop saying I'm Sorry. I’m Sorry is presented by FringeNYC. Producers: Eric Friedman, Jim Jensvold, and Luis & Jenny Lidsky; Director: Gilles Chiasson; Production Designer: Karyl Newman; Sound Designer: Ross Goldman; Stage Manager: Brian Rardin; ACR: Kelsey Lidsky; Publicist: Paul Siebold/Off Off PR. Katya Lidsky (Writer and Performer) wrote this one-woman play as a way to merge her love of animals with her love of performing. Katya did her undergraduate studies at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, then received her master’s degree from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education. She is an actress and comedian, has done stuff on TV, and loves the stage. She is a volunteer at local animal shelters, and works for Adopt-a-Pet.com, North America’s largest nonprofit pet adoption, matchmaking web service. Gilles Chiasson (Director) is currently the Executive Director at The Performing Arts Education Centers of Las Virgenes and formerly served as Producing Director of Reprise Theatre Company. As an actor, Gilles originated roles in the Original Broadway Casts of Rent, The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Civil War, and Baz Luhrmann’s La Boheme. He also manages and teaches at the Actors Gym, a workshop for working actors and writers in Los Angeles. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at www.fringenyc.org, by phone at 866-468-7619 up to 24 hours before the show, in person at FringeCENTRAL (1 East 8th Street at Fifth Avenue) from 12n-8pm beginning July 20th. Tickets are $18 at the door and can be purchased 15 minutes before each performance (cash only) at Venue #6: The White Box @ 440 Studios, 440 Lafayette Street, 4th Floor, NYC 10003. Past praise for Katya Lidsky - "Nature and Purpose of the Universe" by Christopher Durang "But the star of this warped vision is the comically brilliant Katya Lidsky as Elaine, the narrator's friend who is assigned to play a multitude of parts: an insane nun; a crazed, mean census taker; a Scandinavian film star."- Backstage West

I <3 Revolution - The Living Theatre
Through August 26, 2012 - New York

It is the night of a secret recruiting session for a new, fresh-to-death revolutionary movement, led by three young women who are overwhelmed by their early 20s, swept up in the zeal of the Arab Spring, and taken by the boho chic ways of Occupy Wall Street. For them, globalization is too confusing, localism too provincial, and jeggings are too tight. Their goal: to overthrow the current world order. Their dilemma: who are their enemies, how will they overthrow them, and when exactly did they set their terror meeting, 1:30pm on Tuesday or Thursday? As they explain the movement and attempt to recruit followers, revolution never looked this good, or went this badly. The production stars Jessie Renee Hopkins, Alexandra Panzer, Tara Schuster, Alice Winslow, and Chris Lowell* (The Help, Up in the Air, “Private Practice”, “Veronica Mars”). Produced by Jessica Kerry, I <3 Revolution features scenic design by Danielle Baskin and sound design by Jon Bernstein & Deepthi Welaratna. I <3 REVOLUTION plays the following schedule: Friday, August 10 at 9:00 Sunday, August 12 at 4:15 Monday, August 13 at 3:00 Wednesday, August 22 at 7:00 Sunday, August 26 at Noon Tickets are $15 ($18 at the door) and are available at www.FringeNYC.org. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the theater ½ hour prior to performance. Running Time: 75 minutes The Living Theatre (Fringe Venue #1) 21 Clinton St. New York, NY Website: www.LadiesOfTheRevolution.com Web Series: http://www.youtube.com/user/UhHuhYuup/featured

Heinrich Kuehn and His American Circle: Alfred Stieglitz and Edward Steichen - Neue Galerie
Through August 27, 2012 - New York

The Neue Galerie New York will present "Heinrich Kuehn and His American Circle: Alfred Stieglitz and Edward Steichen," an exhibition focusing on the luminous work of this important Austrian photographer. The organizing curator for the project is Dr. Monika Faber, a distinguished scholar of photography. "Heinrich Kuehn and His American Circle" aims to situate Kuehn with regard to both the Viennese avant-garde and the international development of photography as an art form. It explores the close friendship among Kuehn and major American photographers Alfred Stieglitz and Edward Steichen. The early pictorial work of photographer Heinrich Kuehn (1866-1944) was highly influential in turn-of-the-century circles; his work was exhibited at the Vienna Secession. Gradually, Kuehn incorporated the influence of his peers, and moved in the direction of Modernist photography. He was also among the first important photographers to create color images. Photographic prints and autochromes by Kuehn will be included in the exhibition.

Ecstatic Alphabets/Heaps of Language - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through August 27, 2012 - Midtown

Ecstatic Alphabets/Heaps of Language is a group exhibition that brings together 12 contemporary artists and artists' groups working in all mediums including painting, sculpture, film, video, audio, and design, all of whom concentrate on the material qualities of language -- visual, aural, and beyond. The work that these artists create belongs to a distinguished history of poem/objects, and concrete language experiments that dates to the beginnings of modernism, and includes both the Dada and Futurist moments as well as the recrudescence of Neo-Dada in the late 1950s, and international literary movements like concrete and sound poetry in Europe, Latin America, and the United States. Like visual artists who experimented with abstract forms with the goal of arriving at a non-metaphoric artwork that was itself and nothing else, artists working with words in the late 1950s and 1960s used language as a medium; letters, words, and texts were dissected, displayed as objects, or arranged so that form and content were combined. The works in Ecstatic Alphabets represent a radical updating of the possibilities inherent in the relationship between art and language. In this exhibition, the letter, the word and the phrase are seen and experienced, and not necessarily read. Physicalized, transcribed into sounds, symbols, pictures or patterns, scrambled, or negated, language is freed from the page as well as from its received meanings, received forms, and, in some cases, the duties of communication altogether. Working with language has also created an opportunity for artists to move more freely among disciplines, and this exhibition includes work in a range of mediums by artists who are also poets, writers, performers, and graphic designers. Like earlier experiments in this vein, many of these recent works have an abiding connection to poetry, which runs like a subtheme through the exhibition, adding the ecstatic element to each works' alphabetic plainness. The exhibition is divided into two sections, with the first featuring an abbreviated timeline of language in modern art culled primarily from drawings, sculptures, prints, books, and sound works from MoMA's collection. Artists in this historical section of the exhibition include: Carl Andre, Marcel Broodthaers, Henri Chopin, Marcel Duchamp, Ian Hamilton Finlay, John Giorno, Kitasono Katue, Ferdinand Kriwet, Liliane Lijn, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Bruce Nauman, Lawrence Weiner, and others. Artists in the contemporary section of the exhibition include: Ei Arakawa/Nikolas Gambaroff, Tauba Auerbach, Dexter Sinister (David Reinfurt and Stuart Bailey), Trisha Donnelly, Shannon Ebner, Paul Elliman, Experimental Jetset, Sharon Hayes, Karl Holmqvist, Paulina Olowska, Adam Pendleton, and Nora Schultz. The exhibition is accompanied by a publication designed and produced by Dexter Sinister.

Gustav Klimt: 150th Anniversary Celebration - Neue Galerie
Through August 27, 2012 - New York

Throughout 2012, Austria is celebrating the 150th birthday of Gustav Klimt with exhibitions devoted to his work. Several Viennese museums, including the Albertina, the Belvedere, the Kunsthistorisches, the Leopold, and the Wien Museum, are honoring different aspects of Klimt�s extraordinary legacy. The Neue Galerie is joining in these celebrations with a special summer 2012 installation of his work.

'Fat Fat Fatty' - Theater for the New City
Through August 27, 2012 - New York

THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY'S THIRD DREAM UP FESTIVAL AUGUST 19 TO SEPTEMBER 9, 2012 "Fat Fat Fatty," written by Alexander Kveton; directed by John Kurzynowski; designed by Jonathan Cottle, Kate Marvin, Eben Hoffer. World Premiere. Johnson Theater Sunday, August 19 at 8:00 PM; Monday, August 20 at 9:00 PM; Wednesday, August 22 at 6:30 PM; Sunday, August 26 at 5:00 PM; Monday, August 27 at 6:30 PM. Running Time: 95 minutes | Tickets $15 Fat Man loves his sandwiches. Beef sandwiches. Unfortunately those very same sandwiches have pushed him to the brink of combustion. His world gets turned upside down as a team of doctors, trainers, nutritionists and one Tiny Man struggle to save this fat, fat, fatty. What follows is a spectacle of dancing cows, an array of high intensity cardio routines and one huge appetite on gluttonous display. Alexander Kveton is a playwright based in New York City. His work has been performed and workshopped at The Tank, by Fresh Ground Pepper, Theater Reconstruction Ensemble, Nylon Fusion Collective and Playwrights Horizons Theater School. His play "The Importance of Manners" was selected by Edward Albee for the Student Playwrighting Festival at Choate Rosemary Hall in 2006. Plays include "Fat Fat Fatty," "Dick" (winner Altruistic Theatre Company's BKTF IV), "Vaginis," "Tarry and Jane," "The Importance of Being a Bitch," "Mr. Hewitt on the Path of Traditions," "Encounters and the Human Record," and "Il Massacro Terribile Sanguinosa del Regno Malati" (or Re, Regina and Really That's a Lot of Blood). He received his BFA in Drama from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and attended the Scuola Internationale dell'Attore Comico in Italy, studying and performing Commedia dell'Arte with Antonio Fava. John Kurzynowski is the founder and artistic director of Theater Reconstruction Ensemble. TRE directing credits include "A Doll's House" (Access Theater), "Doctor Faustus" (The Brick) and "The Three Seagulls, or MASHAMASHAMASHA!" (HERE). Other directing credits include Target Margin's "Pullman Car Hiawatha" (The Chocolate Factory), "Organs of State's Hamlet" (The Paradise Factory) and various workshops for Fresh Ground Pepper. As an actor, he has appeared in Target Margin's "The Really Big Once" (Incubator Arts) and "The Magic Flute," "A Sound-Op Era" (The Brick), "Henry VI" (New York Neo-Classical) and "Babes In Toyland" (Little Lord), as well as workshops of David Greenspan's "A Horse's Ass" (Classic Stage Company) and Jean-Claude van Itallie's adaptation of Jean Genet's "The Balcony" (Red Bull). He received his BFA from New York University.

'Follie Pure' - Theater for the New City
Through August 27, 2012 - New York

THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY'S THIRD DREAM UP FESTIVAL AUGUST 19 TO SEPTEMBER 9, 2012 "Folie Pure," written by Sylaine Hinglais; translated by Ann Warren, directed by Eleonore Dyl; original music and sound by Concrete Timbre (Ann Warren, Chris Kadis Moscato, Manuela Le Chler, Aleksandra Miglowiec). Multimedia Theater. (France) U.S. Premiere. Johnson Theater Monday, August 20 at 6:30 PM; Tuesday, August 21 at 6:30 PM; Friday, August 24 at 6:30 PM; Saturday, August 25 at 8:00 PM; Monday August 27 at 9:00 PM. Running Time: 70 minutes | Tickets $15 "Folie Pure" is performed with elements of comedy, drama, dance, music, and pantomime. Two crazy women, Dgidgi and Koukou, are excluded from the world yet blissful, floating in their iridescent bubble, far from human society. Driven by the desire to become human, Koukou indulges in its more dangerous impulses. She is confronted with the reality of the outside world without any recourse to adapt to it and falls into crime. How far must we go to find our own monster? Dgidgi understands. She doesn't give an answer, only a proof of crazy love. To save Koukou, Dgidgi wants to soar with her towards the sea, like birds fleeing the cold and very long nights. Sylvaine Hinglais is a French playwright who founded the Compagnie Cosmopolite du Pierrot Lunaire to mount textual creations, but also to meet artists from different countries and different inspirations. The polycultural character of the troupe directs her work toward a focused reflection on strangeness, relationships with one another, places that everyone is seeking, the concept of "home," and on a larger scale, notions of territory and borders. Sensitive to the variety and gestural language of her cosmopolitan actors, she invents them with original forms of expression, inspired by her theatrical training and academic music. Hinglais has a Doctor of Letters from the Sorbonne in Paris. She was a professor at Columbia University for eight years and now teaches a course that she invented, "Français par le théâtre" at the Alliance Française in Paris. She regularly publishes the texts produced by the Pierrot Lunaire, as well as other theatrical scenes and sketches. Hinglais has also published several books for youth. http://www.lepierrotlunaire.com/compagnie.html. Eleonore Dyl is a director from Switzerland. In 1996, she graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London in stage management and theatre production. Since then, she has worked on film and theatrical productions with international directors, such as Irina Brook and Luc Bondi. Dyl started to direct her own projects in 2003. In 2006, she received a Prize Inter-Cantonale New York from the Swiss Government to develop a personal theatrical project in NYC. She divides her time between NY and Europe. Currently, she is working in NY for the Marie-Christine Giordano Dance Company as Director of Theater Education, collaborating with Gilles Vuissoz on the surrealist film, "La Baignoire du Champ" released in 2011. Dyl is working on her next production, a stage adaptation of a graphic novel. http://www.eleonore.dimension5.net. Ann Warren is a composer and musician . She is the Artistic Director of the multimedia music group, Concrete Timbre. In 1999, Warren founded Concrete Timbre as a studio performance collective to record soundscapes, sound installations, several theatrical sound designs and produce theatrical performances that feature music and sound. For Concrete Timbre, Warren composed and performed in: "TRans:trANS," "Satie's Birthday Party," "Kyrielle," "Saz and Electronics," and "Dziewcyzna." The foundation of Warren's work presents text (English and foreign language) as an integral part of classical music, not as lyrics, but as an instrument. In 2006, Concrete Timbre transformed into a composer driven performing group and has performed at The Hall at the Theatre at Saint Clements, The Juilliard School, University Settlement, The 92nd St. Y, the Consulate General of Poland in New York, @Here and in several small venues throughout NYC. http://www.concretetimbre.com. Manuela LeChler is a German composer and musician. She is a member of the Open Music Ensemble and Concrete Timbre and currently performs her own repertory in Trio/Duo. LeChler was featured on various recordings including "Cabbage Moon," a musical story based on a fairytale by Jan Wahl, "The Bowery Suite" recorded by the Open Music Ensemble, excerpts of which were used for Christopher Arcella's motion picture "Giver Taker Heartbreaker." LeChler performed as a mime in "Der Zusammenstoss" with the Tuebinger Zimmertheater at the Berliner Theater Festival, as a violinist and singer with Nick Paramo, Denise Miranda and Bananas Sanfonicas and in her own group, Combo Azul. For Concrete Timbre, LeChler performed in "TRans:trANS," "Satie's Birthday Party," and "Dziewczyna." She is a graduate of the Steiner School and Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Kuenste (Stuttgart) and studied Jazz Saxophone at Manhattan School of Music. http://www.manuelalechler.com. Chris Kadis Moscato is a composer from the United States. He joined Concrete Tmbre in 2006 and is the Music Director. Moscato grew up in New York City, where he attended Saint Ann's School in Brooklyn Heights and the pre-college division of The Juilliard School. During high school, Moscato started listening to his mother's vintage Greek records. He developed a keen interest in world music and subsequently, in fusion music composition. His social mission is to create pan-cultural awareness and dialogue through new art and multimedia, integrating old forms of expression with the contemporary. His hope is that these dialogues can lead to a new common practice in the arts, effectively creating an artistic esperanto. Moscato founded the company Fourmo Music Productions to act as a vehicle for his love of film, theater and classical dance music. He has worked both in the commercial and art worlds with works performed throughout the tristate area. Recently, he has expanded into Tokyo, where he is working on the film "Kings of Karaoke." Moscato composed and performed in "TRans:trANS," "Satie's Birthday Party," "Spring Street," "Saz and Electronics," and "Dziewcyzna." http://www.concretetimbre.com. Aleksandra Miglowiec is a musician and a member of the Charter Oak Flutes, the folk band Birch Creek and Concrete Timbre. In Poland, she played in the Youth Rock Symphony Orchestra, the Ladies First Symphony Orchestra and various chamber groups. For Concrete Timbre, Miglowiec performed in "TRans:trANS," "Satie's Birthday Party," and "Dziewczyna." Miglowiec has an M.A. in flute instrumental studies and pedagogy from the Grazyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz Academy of Music in Lodz, Poland under the direction of Antoni Wierzbiñski.

'Indelible' - Theater for the New City
Through August 27, 2012 - New York

THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY'S THIRD DREAM UP FESTIVAL AUGUST 19 TO SEPTEMBER 9, 2012 "Indelible," written by Damion Sanders; directed and produced by Lawrence Floyd. Spoken Word Solo Performance. World Premiere. Cabaret Theater Monday, August 20 at 9:00 PM; Wednesday, August 22 at 9:00 PM; Saturday, August 25 at 5:00 PM; Sunday, August 26 at 8:00 PM; Monday, August 27 at 6:30 PM. Running Time: 55 minutes | Tickets: $15 "Indelible" is a spoken word solo performance. Unable as a boy to obtain the love necessary to be a productive and functional adult, Damion Sanders attempts as a man to love, break vicious family cycles and find peace from a past almost as indelible as his spirit. Damion Sanders is a Brooklyn born writer, actor and poet. Also known as Count Vanacula in the Grindtime Battle circuit, he is currently producing a hip-hop driven spoken word album. His short fiction work, "Veronica Andrews," was published in an anthology titled "Nine Voices: Stories of Life and Love." In the past, he has frequented many open mics and slams at the Nuyorican Poets Café, Rush Arts Gallery, Bowery Poetry club and other venues. "Detox" was his theatre debut. In 2008, he became the founder and head facilitator of B.K.O.O.L (Brooklyn Kids Outlook On Life), an ongoing non-profit children's writing workshop in Flatbush, Brooklyn. Lawrence Floyd is a director, producer, actor and writer. Credits Include "King Lear" with Trezana Beverley, "Jump Jim Crow" (MITF award Best Supporting Actor) "Hamlet," "Split Second" with John McDonald, "SANGO, Lord of Thunder" (National Black Theatre), "Miss Evers' Boys," "King Lear" with Avery Brooks (Yale Repertory), "Jesus Christ Superstar," "Purlie," "You Can't Take it With You," "A Streetcar Named Desire," "In The Blood," "Seven Guitars" and many others. Floyd has studied with Barbara Montgomery, June Stein, Mary T. Boyer, Petronia Paley and Beth McGuire among others. He has written "The Purple Pill," "Black Face Jesus," "The Burning of Electric City," "Movin' To a Beat of Our Own," "Better Brother," "Talk Back Sylvia," "Consider Mary" and the children's show, "The Day the Sun Went for a Walk."

Dog Days of Summer - Mystic Aquarium
Through August 27, 2012 - Mystic

It's "Dog Days of Summer" at Mystic Aquarium on Mondays in August where we take you into the world of animal training. See star dogs from My Dogs Place show off their obedience skills and search and rescue behaviors. Find out what it takes to train a police dog with Officer Dan Gagnon from the Ledyard Police Department and his K9 Partner, Ringo. Not only will the dogs be showing their skills the aquarium animals will be joining in the fun. $4 off adult general admission and $3 off child general admission or $10 off a new family membership when you donate food or toys for dogs to benefit Dog Days Adoption Events, Inc. in Essex, Conn. Mondays in August (6, 13, 20, 27), 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. http://www.mysticaquarium.org/visit/calendar/details/264-dogs-days-of-summer

Dog Days of Summer - Mystic Aquarium
Through August 27, 2012 - Mystic

It's "Dog Days of Summer" at Mystic Aquarium on Mondays in August where we take you into the world of animal training. See star dogs from My Dogs Place show off their obedience skills and search and rescue behaviors. Find out what it takes to train a police dog with Officer Dan Gagnon from the Ledyard Police Department and his K9 Partner, Ringo. Not only will the dogs be showing their skills the aquarium animals will be joining in the fun. $4 off adult general admission and $3 off child general admission or $10 off a new family membership when you donate food or toys for dogs to benefit Dog Days Adoption Events, Inc. in Essex, Conn. Mondays in August (6, 13, 20, 27), 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. http://www.mysticaquarium.org/visit/calendar/details/264-dogs-days-of-summer

Folie Pure - Theater for the New City
Through August 27, 2012 - New York

From a world of their own making, two women confront reality and slip into a state of pure madness. In Folie Pure, we find Dgidgi and Koukou removed from the world and blissful, existing in a high-rise bubble of their own making. One day, their neighbor, Marta Mackin, comes knocking at their door and the bubble bursts. Now, the women must confront their demons. Are they human? Are they monsters? Are they loved? Where will their confrontation with reality end? With hints of Eugène Ionesco, Jean Giraudoux, Jean Genet, and even Antonin Artaud this wildly original play looks at its characters through a 52nd story window as their fantasy world is shattered. It could happen to anyone, right? August 20 at 6:30 August 21 at 6:30 August 24 at 6:30 August 25 at 8:00 August 27 at 9:00 Tickets available at http://www.concretetimbre.com/tickets.html Written by Sylvaine Hinglais Directed by Eleonore Dyl Featuring Nathalie Bryant, Mathilde Schennen, and the voice of Marie Helene-Brabant

Free Sunset Yoga at Waterside Plaza (Tuesdays) - Waterside Plaza
Through August 28, 2012 - New York

Free Sunset Yoga Classes at Waterside Plaza Dates: Tuesdays, June 5 thru August 28 (Cancelled if it rains.) Location: Outside on the Plaza Stage Contact: 212-340-4225 Email: [email protected] This summer head to Waterside Plaza for sunset yoga! Located in Manhattan, overlooking the East River, Waterside Plaza's landscaped gardens and water views provide an inspiring backdrop, as a certified instructor from Waterside Swim & Health Club flows through vinyasas with the breezes of the river. This is a fun (and free!) opportunity to bring your yoga practice into the outdoors and enjoy the beauty of this uniquely special urban setting. Sunset yoga classes happen once a week, on Tuesdays, from 6:30PM to 7:30PM, June 5, thru August 28, on Waterside Plaza's centrally-located outdoor stage. Classes are free and open to the public. A limited number of yoga mats are provided. Participants are encouraged to bring their own yoga mats and towels. In case of inclement weather, classes are cancelled. For more details, please call Waterside Swim & Health Club at (212) 340-4225 or visit www.watersideplaza.com. DIRECTIONS TO WATERSIDE PLAZA: On Foot: Walk east on 25th Street (towards the FDR Highway). Just before the FDR, you will see a footbridge that goes above the FDR Highway. This leads directly to the Southern side of the Plaza Level. OR Walk to the end of East 23rd Street, and cross under the FDR highway. Walk North on the service road past the Marina and the UNIS school. Take the ramp just north of the United Nations International School or the escalator further north to reach the Plaza level. By Bus: Waterside Plaza is the last stop on the M34A Bus. The M34A route begins at 9th Ave. and 42nd St. It travels South on 9th Ave from 42nd to 34th St. It travels East on 34th St. between 9th and 2nd Ave. It travels South on 2nd Ave btwn 34th and 23rd St. It travels East on 23rd St. After crossing the FDR Highway, exit at the first City Bus Stop. Reach the Plaza level by taking the ramp near the bus stop or walk North under the building overhang, past the Five Star Parking Garage to the pedestrian escalator. ALTERNATE: Take M15 or M23 to 23rd St. and 1st Ave. Transfer to M34A or follow the "On Foot" directions. By Subway: Take the 6, or N/R trains to 23rd St. and then follow the "On Foot" directions.

Tibet House US Presents: Mystic Nostalgia - Tibet House US Gallery
Through August 29, 2012 - New York

Tibet House US will present its next art exhibition entitled Mystic Nostalgia, featuring the gorgeous and imaginative paintings of Brazilian artist Tiffani Gyatso. This incredible body of work will be on display at the Tibet House US Gallery from June 14 – August 29, 2012, beginning with a special opening reception on June 14, 2012, from 6-8pm. Gyatso’s colorful and emotive paintings fuse traditional Tibetan imagery with her own contemporary style inspired by her own spiritual search. Mystic Nostalgia reflects the internal process to understand those things in life that we do not yet have answers for, and sometimes cannot even articulate or name – the mystic unknown. Captivating in its beauty and imagination, the exhibition reflects the spiritual journey and its pilgrimages through the inner places of love, heartbreak, fortitude and trust. “These paintings took birth from an inner process of trying to find answers for those things with no name,” says Gyatso. Though her work is rooted in sacred iconography from Tibet, Gyatso also paints images that are abstract, inspired by inner gods and demons. Gyatso suggests that most of her paintings “come from a broken heart trying to deal with illusions and passions, basing thought on the Buddhist dharma teachings, adopting a vision of spiritual practice through all that happens in the deep turmoil of samsara - the continuous cycle of birth, life, death and rebirth.”

Checkmate 101 - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
Through August 29, 2012 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn chess instructor Zebedee Collins teaches skills and strategies to help take your game to the next level, but this class is particularly geared toward beginning players. All players are welcome nonetheless. Boards are limited so come early.

Free Summer Concerts & Yoga in Lincoln Square - Lincoln Square BID
Through August 29, 2012 - New York

The Lincoln Square Free Summer Concert Series at Richard Tucker Park will be held every Wednesday from July 4 until August 29, from Noon until 2:00 p.m. at Broadway and 66th Street. The highly-anticipated Free Summer Concert Series is back on the Upper West Side, heating up Lincoln Square this July and August with outdoor concerts at Richard Tucker Park. Music lovers are invited to bring lunch, join friends and enjoy performances by a diverse mix of New York City's most talented and eclectic musicians and singers. Plus, in addition to great music, YogaWorks will be holding free restorative stretch sessions in between music sets for people looking for a lunch time cool down. This weekly series of free lunch time performances is presented by the Lincoln Square Business Improvement District (BID) in partnership with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Arts for Transit's Music Under New York (MUNY) program.

Free Summer Concerts & Yoga in Lincoln Square - Lincoln Square BID
Through August 29, 2012 - Upper West Side

The Lincoln Square Free Summer Concert Series at Richard Tucker Park will be held every Wednesday from July 4 until August 29, from 12-2pm at Broadway and 66th Street. The Free Summer Concert Series is back on the Upper West Side, heating up Lincoln Square this July and August with outdoor concerts at Richard Tucker Park. Music lovers are invited to bring lunch, join friends, and enjoy performances by a diverse mix of New York City's most talented and eclectic musicians and singers. Plus, in addition to great music, YogaWorks will be holding free restorative stretch sessions in between music sets for people looking for a lunch time cool down.

Mommy and Me Cooking Class - Taste Buds Kitchen
Through August 29, 2012 - Chelsea

Cook up a new and delicious culinary adventure each week. Recipes vary from savory to sweet as you focus on ingredients, tastes, techniques, and making new friends. This class is a great way to introduce new ingredients and flavors to your child's taste buds. Class size is limited to 10 students. Classes are available for kids age 2 through teens.

CUMC SUMMER PLAYGROUP - Community United Methodist Church
Through August 29, 2012 - Middle Village

This playgroup is a “Mommy & Me” program designed for pre-school children. The program includes snacks, arts and crafts, songs, games and story-time. Sessions are on a pay-as-you-go-basis.

'Magic/Bird' - Longacre Theatre
Through August 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).

Tots Time Plus - Staten Island Children's Museum
Through August 30, 2012 - Staten Island

Preschoolers create art, hear stories, and sing songs.

CMA Pier Pop Up - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through August 30, 2012 - West Village

Stop by Piers 25, 62, and 84 for free hands-on arts programming ranging from pixilation, sound recording, and animation to drawing, painting, and collaborating on large scale eco-art installations. CMA's Media Lab Films will also be presented on Pier 46 as trailers to Hudson River Park's Friday family film screenings. Stop by Pier 25 every Wednesday and Thursday from 3-6 PM for free hands-on arts programming.

Summer Evenings at the Statue of Liberty - Statue Cruises
Through August 30, 2012 - Battery Park City

Families can enjoy spectacular sunsets and world class views of New York Harbor. Tour Liberty Island with a park ranger, have a picnic, and play on the island. Thursdays beginning July 12 until August 30.

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 Audubon 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.

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 meet for eight consecutive weeks. Presented by Calvary Hospital. Contact Kristen Finneran, MS at 646-739-1005 to register and for further information.

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival presents "Love's Labour's Lost" - Boscobel
Through August 31, 2012 - Garrison

King Ferdinand and his three friends devote themselves to three years of study. No women will be allowed within a mile of court - that is until the Princess of France arrives with her entourage. Disguise, deception, and mischief abound as the heart proves stronger than the mind. A romantic comedy with a most surprising ending. Boscobel's grounds open for picnicking two hours before the show; bring your own food or enjoy prepared foods available for purchase on site. For information or to purchase tickets, visit hvshakespeare.org.

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival presents 'Romeo & Juliet' - Boscobel
Through August 31, 2012 - Garrison

Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers ignite the stage in this romantic tragedy. Love, lust, and revenge fuel the plot of this classic play as a family feud seals the young couple's fate. Boscobel's grounds open for picnicking two hours before the show; bring your own food or enjoy prepared foods available for purchase on site. For information or to purchase tickets, visit hvshakespeare.org.

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival presents 'The 39 Steps' - Boscobel
Through August 31, 2012 - Garrison

A fast-paced whodunit, packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a wildly talented cast of four), an onstage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers, and some good old-fashioned romance! Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python, and you have an evening of fun for the whole family. Boscobel's grounds open for picnicking two hours before the show; bring your own food or enjoy prepared foods available for purchase on site. For information or to purchase tickets, visit hvshakespeare.org.

Summer Songs and Stories - Lefferts Historic House
Through August 31, 2012 - Flatbush

Storyteller Tammy Hall brings the age-old art of storytelling to Prospect Park. Enjoy enchanting tales from the Lefferts family and around the world.

Marine Life Study Cruises - Maritime Aquarium
Through August 31, 2012 - Norwalk

Join the crew of the research vessel Oceanic for an educational and scenic trip of the sound. Aquarium educators put participants to work in collecting and examining animals from all levels of the water column: plankton gathered at the surface (and viewed with a video microscope), crabs and worms grabbed from the muddy bottom, and a variety of fish, crabs, lobsters and surprises brought up in the trawl net. Marine Life Study Cruises also contribute to local scientific research. Water-chemistry and weather readings are taken. And details about the animals brought onboard are entered into the Aquarium's Long Island Sound Biodiversity Project, a database on the physical and biological features of the Sound.The program takes place daily through July and August. Advance reservations recommended. Go online or call ext. 2206 to for more information or to purchase tickets.

Summer Storywalk: "Long Shot: Never Too Small to Dream Big" - White Plains Public Library
Through August 31, 2012 - White Plains

Kids will be inspired to follow their dreams as they follow this Storywalk based on the book, "Long Shot: Never Too Small to Dream Big," written by Chris Paul and illustrated by Frank Morrison. Open to families with children in grades 1-6 beginning Sunday, July 1 and continuing through Friday, August 31. Storywalk instructions are available at the Children's Information Desk (The Compass) in The Trove. Participants must sign in there before proceeding on the walk. Children in grades 1-3 must be accompanied by an adult on the walk. Children in grades 4-6 may follow the walk without an adult.

Children's Summer Workshops - Conference House Park
Through August 31, 2012 - Staten Island

The Conference House Association is offering summer workshops for children during the months of July and August. Learn how to write with your very own feather quill pen or find out how to make "stone soup". Churn some butter, paint a picture, go on a scavenger hunt, or learn how to "vinegar grain".

Community Gallery - Long Island Children's Museum
Through August 31, 2012 - Garden City

Stop by the Community Gallery and celebrate family. Visit a wall sized, multi-family photo album created from photographs taken during photo workshops held at the museum.

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.

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.

On Paper: Impressionist, Modern, and Post-War Masters - Hammer Galleries
Through August 31, 2012 - New York

On Paper features an international selection of artists including over forty significant pastels, gouaches, pencil drawings and collages from Impressionist, Modern and Post War Masters. Beginning with drawings from the Impressionist era, the exhibition includes several exceptional works by Honoré Daumier, Pierre-Auguste Renoir from and Mary Cassatt. Continuing into the twentieth century, On Paper showcases important works by Modern Masters such as Alexander Calder, Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Kees van Dongen, as well as Surrealist works by Paul Delvaux and Yves Tanguy. The exhibition also features several works on paper by Pop Art icons Andy Warhol and Tom Wesselmann, as well as three lyrical watercolors by the Abstract Expressionist artist Sam Francis. A selection of seven drawings by Pablo Picasso ranging in date from 1905 to 1972, traces Picasso's career as a master draftsman. Picasso's extraordinary 1932 work on paper titled Le joueur de clarinette is inspired by Picasso's young mistress, Marie-Thérèse Walter and is an exhibition highlight. Picasso's association with Marie-Thérèse began in 1927 when she was still a teenager living with her mother. Many years later she told Life magazine, "I was seventeen years old. I was an innocent young girl. I knew nothing—neither of life or of Picasso. Nothing. I had gone to do some shopping at the Galeries Lafayette, and Picasso saw me leaving the Metro. He simply took me by the arm and said: 'I am Picasso! You and I are going to do great things together." In addition to their On Paper exhibition, Hammer Galleries will have a selection of major oil paintings by Picasso, Chagall, Legér and Miró on display as well as mobiles by Alexander Calder and sculpture by Jean Dubuffet. To celebrate the opening of their latest exhibition titled On Paper, Hammer Galleries has launched an interactive Virtual Tour which highlights the exhibition and their Park Avenue gallery space. Hammer Galleries' Virtual Tour simulates a real time viewing of their On Paper exhibition as it provides viewers with a 360 degree panoramic view of the gallery. With interactive capabilities, the tour gives the option to pan to different sections of the gallery and the ability to click on individual images of artworks. Full-screen shots of artworks with their corresponding details appear once artworks have been selected, allowing for their thorough examination. The Virtual Tour of On Paper is easily accessible on a computer, iPad or iPhone by clicking on the following link: http://vtg.virtualtourgallery.com/vtg-0137/#p=scene_view1

Free Carousel Rides - Prospect Park Carousel
Through August 31, 2012 - Flatbush

Enjoy free carousel rides In celebration of the horses' 100th birthday. Yep, they were sculpted 100 years ago, so don't go to crazy on 'em.

Macy's Fishing Clinics - Prospect Park Audubon Center
Through August 31, 2012 - Flatbush

Children 15 and under will learn about the fishing, including safety and techniques, all while casting their lines on a spectacular summer day. Kids must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Ezra Jack Keats Story Hour - Prospect Park Imagination Playground
Through August 31, 2012 - Flatbush

Gather 'round Peter and Willy, the statue of two beloved Keats characters, for storytelling adventures.

Summer Songs and Stories - Lefferts Historic House
Through August 31, 2012 - Flatbush

Storyteller Tammy Hall brings the age-old art of storytelling to Prospect Park. Enjoy enchanting tales from the Lefferts family and around the world.

High Flying Fun - Long Island Children's Museum
Through August 31, 2012 - Garden City

Kites have been around for thousands of years and they have been used as an educational tool around the world. Join us for some aerodynamic fun and a unique workshop as you design your own kite using bright paint and other exciting materials. Fly your kite and enjoy a high flying summer afternoon with your family. This event runs through August 31.

START (Story+Art) - Long Island Children's Museum
Through August 31, 2012 - Garden City

Each week kids listen to a different story that relates to the season. After the story, all little hands are on deck to create an art project about the story that was read.

Wolves of North America - Wolf Conservation Center
Through August 31, 2012 - South Salem

Learn about the mythology, biology, and ecology of wolf families. Whether living on the Arctic tundra or the high desert of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey to feed this year's pups. 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. August 5, 11, 18, and 25 at 11am.

Evening Howl for All Ages - Wolf Conservation Center
Through August 31, 2012 - South Salem

Learn about the mythology, biology, and ecology of wolf families, then meet WCCs endangered wolves and take a sunset hike to howl with the wolves during their favorite hour. August 11 and 18 at 6:30pm; August 25 at 6pm.

Rockefeller Center Farmers Market - Rockefeller Center Plaza
Through August 31, 2012 - Midtown

Starting July 25 and running through Aug. 31, Rockefeller Center will once again be the midtown home of the famous New York City Greenmarket. Each week, the plaza will be brimming with fresh fruits and vegetables, flowers, and baked goods, all from regional farmers. Access to the weekly market is free and open to the public. Greenmarket is a program of GrowNYC. For more information visit rockefellercenter.com.

Rainforest Reptile Shows - Beardsley Zoo
Through August 31, 2012 - Bridgeport

The show features exotic crawlers, unusual slithers, and fascinating creepers, all of which are creatures of the rainforest. Experience direct contact with live animals, artifacts, and fascinating stories about these unusual animals and their natural habitats. Meet "Fred," Rainforest Reptiles' 7-foot alligator. Show runs 30 minutes. Visit the Zoo Reptile Trailer, a mobile exhibit featuring 40 live animal displays, open daily from 10am-3:30pm.

Lose The Training Wheels Bike Camp - Aviator Sports at Floyd Bennett Field
Through August 31, 2012 - Brooklyn

An idea whose time has definitely come, this 5-day camp teaches children with special needs to ride a bike! Visit website for more information. Lose The Training Wheels Bike Camp is also seeking volunteers.

Summer Drop-off Pre-K Camp - Great Neck Arts Center
Through August 31, 2012 - Great Neck

This half-day program (Tuesday-Thursday)exposes children to a wide range of activities designed to exercise both their minds and bodies in the arts and creative movement. Sign up for as many days as you want and pre-register by the Monday before each camp week. Call for weekly fees.

Summer Drop-off Pre-K Camp - Great Neck Arts Center
Through August 31, 2012 - Great Neck

This half day program exposes children to a wide range of activities designed to exercise both their minds and bodies in the arts and creative movement. Sign up for as many days as you want for as many weeks as you want. Register by the Monday before each camp week. Call for weekly discount. This program runs through August 31, 2012.

Afternoon Tea Party - The Cupcake Corner
Through August 31, 2012 - Garden City

Parents can bring their children to an afternoon tea party in a beautiful garden setting. Feast on a meal of freshly baked English scones (chocolate for the kids), assorted finger sandwiches, fresh fruit, mini cupcakes and cookies, lemonade, tea and coffee (iced and hot). Each child receives a free craft during the party.

MYSTIC AQUARIUM SALUTES OUR MILITARY WITH FREE ADMISSION IN JULY AND AUGUST - Mystic Aquarium
Through August 31, 2012 - Mystic

In honor of Independence Day and the military’s service to our country, Mystic Aquarium welcomes military (active and retired) with free general admission during the months of July and August. Family members with a dependent’s ID receive a special military rate of $15 per adult and $10 per child. This special offer is on general admission only and is valid through August 31, 2012. Valid military identification must be presented at Mystic Aquarium’s admission gate at time of purchase. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer. Military always receive $10 off any Mystic Aquarium membership category.

Rainforest Reptile Shows - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
Through August 31, 2012 - Bridgeport

August 1 - 31, 2012 Monday - Wednesday 12:30 pm, Thursday and Friday 10:30 am and 12:30 pm, and Saturday and Sunday 10:30 am, 12:30 pm, and 2:30 pm Rainforest Reptile Shows features exotic crawlers, unusual slithers, and fascinating creepers, all of which are creatures of the rainforest. Experience direct contact with live animals, artifacts, and fascinating stories about these unusual animals and their natural habitats. Meet "Fred," Rainforest Reptiles' 7-foot alligator. Show runs 30 minutes. Visit the Zoo Reptile Trailer, a mobile exhibit featuring 40 live animal displays, open daily from 10:00 am - 3:30 pm. Show and Reptile Trailer are free with paid admission to the Zoo.

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.

Blue Star Museum - Mashantucket Pequot Museum
Through September 01, 2012 - Mashantucket

The museum is a proud participant of the Blue Star Museums program. Blue Star Museums offer free admission to active duty military personnel and their immediate families. The Museum is open Wednesdays through Saturdays only.

Boating - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1 Boat Basin
Through September 01, 2012 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn Bridge Park offers kayaking and rowing at its Boathouse. Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present. Last sign-up is an hour before closing time.

KIDS BOWL FREE @ Farmingdale Lanes - Farmingdale Lanes
Through September 01, 2012 - Farmingdale

Go to the website or stop in and sign up for the Free Summer program. Each child gets a Kids bowl free card to redeem for a free game per day from June 1 to Sept 1.

Ghost the Musical - Ghost The Musical
Through September 01, 2012 - New York

The show that's thrilling London is now on Broadway. GHOST is a new musical adapted from the hit film by its Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Bruce Joel Rubin and directed by Tony Award® winner Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage, The Norman Conquests). The original score is by multiple Grammy® Award winners Dave Stewart (Eurythmics) and Glen Ballard, and includes the iconic "Unchained Melody" by The Righteous Brothers. GHOST is a timeless fantasy about the power of love. The story follows Sam and Molly, a young couple whose connection takes a shocking turn after Sam's untimely death. Trapped between two worlds as a ghost, Sam refuses to leave Molly when he learns she is in grave danger. Desperate to communicate with her, he turns to a storefront psychic, Oda Mae, who helps him protect Molly and avenge his death. Tickets at Ticketmaster.com

Harvey - Harvey
Through September 01, 2012 - New York

Golden Globe and Emmy Award® winner Jim Parsons ("The Big Bang Theory", The Normal Heart), Tony® and Emmy Award nominee Charles Kimbrough (The Merchant of Venice) and Tony Award nominee Jessica Hecht (A View from the Bridge) return to Broadway in Mary Chase's Pulitzer Prize–winning comedy, Harvey. Parsons stars as one of modern theatre's most lovable characters, Elwood P. Dowd. Charming and kind, Elwood has only one character flaw: an unwavering friendship with a six-foot-tall, invisible white rabbit named Harvey. In order to save the family's social reputation, Elwood's sister Veta (Jessica Hecht) takes Elwood to the local sanatarium. But when Dr. William Chumley (Charles Kimbrough) mistakenly commits the anxiety-ridden Veta, Elwood—and Harvey—slip out of the hospital unbothered, setting off a hilarious whirlwind of confusion and chaos as everyone in town tries to catch a man and his invisible rabbit. Tony and Emmy Award nominee Scott Ellis (Roundabout's Twelve Angry Men) directs this classic comedy about losing your mind and finding your real, and imaginary, true friends. Previews May 18–June 13 Evening performances 8pm Early Curtain Series (June 19–29) Performances 7pm Matinees 2pm

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth at the Updated and Expanded FAO Schweetz - FAO Schwarz
Through September 01, 2012 - New York

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth at the Updated and Expanded FAO Schweetz Come visit the newly redesigned and expanded FAO Schweetz candy department! An iconic stop at the legendary store for 15 years, FAO Schweetz now encompasses nearly 6,000 square feet on Level One, and has been completely redesigned, featuring new floors, new displays and, most importantly, a fantastic new assortment of tasty treats. Offering its signature candy by the pound, FAO Schweetz will wow shoppers in search of a sweet snack – from bears, worms, fruit and anything else gummy, to classic candies such as Jawbreakers and Whoppers – before they finally fill a bag with favorite delectable treats. Oversized packaged sweets, including giant-sized Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, chocolate bars and more, as well as whimsical candies such as Nerds and Gobstoppers, make this candy wonderland complete.

Lobby-for-the-Time-Being - Bronx Museum of The Arts
Through September 01, 2012 - Bronx

Expanding on his playful, ongoing exploration of architecture, the Bronx-born conceptual artist Vito Acconci, in collaboration with a team of architects and media artists, has radically transformed the Bronx Museum North Wing Lobby through a series of interventions built with Corian. A smooth, hard material that is not quite translucent and not quite opaque, Corian© is used by the Acconci Studio as if it were a pliable soft fabric: cut open and slit into strips, pulled and stretched, pitted and gouged, rolled and curved, and braided and knotted, making it behave almost as if it were an organism. Through this series of operations, the slick material often associated with kitchen countertops is transformed into a lace-like surface on which images and shadows cast by the audience are projected.

...As Apple Pie - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through September 01, 2012 - New York

Images, like words, can trigger a cultural or emotional response to a shared national ethos. Artists have employed images-sometimes straightforwardly, often obliquely-in order to comment on a country, its people, its political or social goals, and its self-image. This exhibition explores this phenomenon through a rotating installation, drawn from the Whitney's collection, of works on paper by a diverse group of artists including William N. Copley, Edward Hopper, Jasper Johns, Elizabeth "Grandma" Layton, Willard Midgette, LeRoy Neiman, Joseph Pennell, Charles Ray, Jaune Quickto- See Smith, and Stow Wengenroth.

Action: Sex and the Moving Image - Museum of Sex
Through September 01, 2012 - New York

We live in a highly visual culture: we are presented with representational impressions and images hundreds, if not thousands, of times each day, often to the point of sensory overload. The impact of these visual images resonates in every facet of our lives, contributing to how we interact with and interpret the world around us; it shapes our opinions, creative output and desires. Images also clearly serve as a driving force behind our decisions about what to buy, what to believe, what to value, where to go and which people and relationships are worth our time and energy. The most widely=used, persuasive images of all are indisputably those pertaining to sex. Sexual and sensual imagery abounds in commercials, music videos, television shows, mainstream film and on the web. Ignoring the intriguing, suggestive and titillating influence of these images is nearly impossible...but, more importantly, why should we? Sex in and on film directly propelled the development of private video technology for the masses, including VCR and DVD players; and, within the past few decades the Internet has made sexual imagery more instantaneously-accessible than ever. No matter how much it is discussed, denounced and demonized, however, images of sex - in films, on television sets, on computer screens and now on mobile devices ? are an increasing everyday facet of modern culture. Sex, nudity, and even innuendo have always been highly contentious topics of public discourse and debate. In fact, throughout the history of the "moving image" legislation has not only dictated what filmmakers could legally create, but also mandated what people were "allowed" to see. Those deeming subject matter as obscene or immoral have edited, censored, banned and even destroyed films with sexual content. Action: Sex and the Moving Image surveys the controversial history of sex and the moving image over more than 150 years, featuring everything from the subtle sexual metaphors in mainstream films like Dracula (1931) to the unsimulated sex scenes in independently-funded films like Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971), from the "sexploitation" films of the 1950s to the "porno chic" era that made Deep Throat (1972) and Debbie Does Dallas (1978) legendary, from the emergence/acceptance of same-sex pornography to contemporary celebrity "home-made" porn such as One Night in Paris (2004). Using multiple screens and light-boxes, this exhibition exposes the most influential and provocative sexual images caught on cinematic camera.

F*ck Art - A Street Art Occupation - Museum of Sex
Through September 01, 2012 - New York

In response to the growing anti-institution sentiment pervasive in our culture, the Museum of Sex has engaged a group of 20 select street artists to occupy the third floor gallery at the Museum of Sex. Showcasing work that pushes the boundaries of our relationship to sexuality in public space, F*CK ART invites a dialogue around the power of visual provocation in the urban environment. This installation is a combination of existing pieces and site-specific works created for the run of the show.

Activist New York - Museum of the City of New York
Through September 01, 2012 - Upper East Side

Guest curator Steven Jaffe will lead a tour of the inaugural exhibition in the new Puffin Foundation Gallery. From the 17th century diary of John Bowne, which details his fight for religious freedom, to vintage footage of settlement house workers in the 1920s, to movies of residents in the South Bronx fihgting for housing in the 1970s, Dr. Jaffe will trace how citizens organizing to claim their human rights have shaped the destiny of the city.

'Love in the Seventh Kingdom of Wrath' - Theater for the New City
Through September 01, 2012 - New York

THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY'S THIRD DREAM UP FESTIVAL AUGUST 19 TO SEPTEMBER 9, 2012 "Love in the Seventh Kingdom of Wrath," written and directed by Kenneth Prestininzi; assistant directed by Katherine Cooper; set by Pete Fallon, lights by Oona Curly, costume design by Chloe Paisley. World Premiere. Johnson Theater Thursday, August 23 at 6:30 PM; Saturday, August 25 at 5:00 PM; Sunday, August 26 at 8:00 PM; Friday, August 31 at 6:30 PM; Saturday, September 1 at 2:00 PM. Running Time: 70 minutes | Tickets: $12 The painter known as Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi) cannot reconcile his ambitions with his appetites. His lovers and friends, who are also thieves and prostitutes, are his models for all that is dark, holy and troubled in a God-infused yet decadent Rome. As he rises in fame, the liberties he takes leads to heated arguments with those he loves and finally to a reckless murder which causes him to flee Rome. During his fights and flight, he wrestles with his Angels (Darkness, Desire, Light, Correction and Sorrow) as he refuses to humble himself before God's judgment. A hot, indifferent sun on the malaria coastline threatens his sanity.His only respite is remembering the sorrow at the core of his bravado – his love for a young man who came to him off the streets to live in his studio without hope and without fear. Kenneth Prestininzi is a playwright and director and the Associate Chair of Playwriting at the Yale School of Drama. He has taught playwriting and performance courses at ACT of San Francisco, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Brown University, Cornell University, Intersection for the Arts, Northwestern University, University of Iowa and West Coast Playwrights. He has written and directed new plays for the last twenty years in Brighton (England), Cambridge, Chicago, Edinburgh, Kalamazoo, Los Angeles, Mexico City, New York City, Philadelphia, Prague, Providence and San Francisco and has received awards from the American College Theatre Festival, California Arts Council, Djerassi Artist Program, Gerbode Foundation, Goethe Institute, LEF Foundation, Millay Arts Colony, National Endowment of the Humanities, Rockefeller Foundation and the San Francisco Cultural Equity Office. His play "Chaste" was recently produced at Trap Door Theatre in Chicago (Kate Hendrickson, director) and he recently directed "T.I.C." (Encore Theatre at the Magic Theatre) and "boom" (Brown/Trinity Playwrights Repertory) by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb. He has been resident artist at Perishable Theatre, associate artistic director of Brown/Trinity Playwrights Repertory, artistic director of West Coast Playwrights and treasurer of Performance Studies International.

Zarkana from Cirque du Soleil - Radio City Music Hall
Through September 02, 2012 -

After completing its first summer in New York City and wowing over 500,000 guests, Zarkana by Cirque du Soleil is returning to Radio City Music Hall for the Summer of 2012! This epic spectacle plunges audiences into a fantastically twisted world where 71 international artists perform highly-acrobatic feats, heightened by original live music. Be there as Zarkana transforms the grandest stage in the world into a world of unreality as only Cirque du Soleil could imagine.

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.

The Olympic Games: Art, Culture and Sport - Bruce Museum
Through September 02, 2012 - Greenwich

This exhibition compares the ancient and modern Olympiads through objects, art, science and technology and follows the sports that have endured since antiquity ? footraces, wrestling, boxing, and the ancient pentathlon events of long jump, javelin, discus, sprints, and wrestling. A custom-built six-foot mini-diorama recreates one of the earliest Greek stadiums with 1,200 miniature participants. The exhibit is complemented by the interactive exhibition "The Games: The Science of Sport." On view May 12 through September 2.

Dinosaurs Unearthed Exhibit - Connecticut Science Center
Through September 02, 2012 - Hartford

Experience what it was like to stomp and roar with the largest reptiles the world has ever seen. Learn how these massive creatures were unearthed after millions of years and what scientists are doing to further their research on the fossils they find. May 3-Sep 2, 2012

Cirque du Soleil's Zarkana - Radio City Music Hall
Through September 02, 2012 - Midtown

Zarkana is an acrobatic spectacle that blends circus arts with the surreal to create a world where physical virtuosity rubs shoulders with the bizarre. Zarkana is a visual vortex set in a slightly twisted fantasy universe where, little by little, chaos and craziness give way to festivity and love regained. The diverse cast of more than 75 international artists transports the audience into a fantastical and suspenseful world, blurring the boundaries between the real and imaginary.

Walk Among Live Butterflies - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through September 02, 2012 - Scarsdale

Flying freely among the colorful and fragrant flowers in the greenhouse, experience Monarchs, Painted Ladies, and Swallowtails, fluttering from blossom to blossom in search of nourishing nectar. You may even observe them resting in a shady spot to cool off or sipping water from a puddle. While enjoying the beauty of these delicate creatures, learn about the life cycle of a butterfly, from egg and caterpillar stages, to chrysalis and butterfly, and discover the unique relationship between specific plants and butterflies. Appropriate for all ages. Sponsored in part by Central Animal Hospital, Geraldine Stutz Trust, Inc., ShopRite, WFAS, Whole Foods Market, and Westchester County Parks. Exhibit runs through September 2.

Framed: Step into Art - Long Island Children's Museum
Through September 02, 2012 - Garden City

Enter the framework of famous paintings, arrange works of art into your own art gallery, create a chalk wall mural, and experience art like never before in Framed: Step into Art. This imaginative and interactive exhibit is sure to bring out the inner artist in everyone. Uncover your artistic side through a number of creative activities, including traveling back to the Canadian Rockies in 1916 and discovering camping gear like John Singer Sargent would have used; riding Clementine Hunter's Big Chicken and helping complete Diego Rivera's mural Corn Festival, and viewing original and famous parodies of "Mona Lisa. This exhibit runs through Sept. 2.

BE SURE! BE SAFE! GET VACCINATED! Smallpox, Vaccination and Civil Liberties in New York - New-York Historical Society
Through September 02, 2012 - Upper West Side

The eradication of smallpox, variola major, from the world is one of the great triumphs of modern medicine. For centuries, this highly contagious, disfiguring lethal disease swept through communities, often killing nearly a quarter of its victims and leaving many of the rest blind and deeply scarred. There is still not any known cure for the disease, but the last naturally occurring case of smallpox in the world appeared in 1977. "Get Vaccinated!" -- part of a slogan from an incredibly successful 1947 campaign requesting voluntary vaccination (when five million New Yorkers were vaccinated in two weeks) -- traces the history of smallpox and efforts to manage it in the crowded environs of the nation's largest city. The exhibition begins with the use of inoculation (the introduction of matter from a pustule on the body of smallpox sufferer), in the eighteenth century, and George Washington's dramatic decision to inoculate his troops during the Revolutionary War, amid rumors that the British were intentionally infecting rebel populations. Themes emphasized in Get Vaccinated! include the history of vaccination itself, the painful conflict between the need to manage disease in an urban environment and the rights of individuals to resist government interference in their private lives, the growing effectiveness of public relations campaigns in promoting public health initiatives, bioterrorism and the political and economic impact of all epidemics in the city, including cholera, typhus, yellow fever, and AIDS.

Landscape-Scene/Re-seen - Westport Arts Center
Through September 02, 2012 - Westport

Twenty major contemporary photographers from the Andrew and Christine Hall Collection explore the way we look at landscapes today as they are impacted by man's footprint. June 15-September 2, 2012

Your House, My House - Discovery Museum and Planetarium
Through September 02, 2012 - Bridgeport

Journey into the homes of people from around the world. Children step into three model homes: a Mongolian herder's ger, an m'bure from the tropics of Fiji and a stilt house from a Malaysian fishing village. Activities in the house settings help children make connections between what happens in their own homes and what happens in these houses. March 27-September 2, 2012.

Jubilation/Rumination: Life, Real and Imagined - American Folk Art Museum
Through September 02, 2012 - New York

Life is not lived in black and white: reality may have the tinge of dreams and dreams an air of reality. This provocative tension exists between the experiential nature of early American folk art and the fantastical imagery it often displays—between what is real and what is imagined. The same is true of the work of contemporary self-taught artists, which may introduce unique—and sometimes puzzling—expressions that illuminate the iconoclastic nature that is the flip side of the collective American psyche. The viewer is placed in the peculiar but exhilarating position of deciding for him- or herself whether the artwork expresses a disjuncture with reality or an uninhibited embracing of interior life. After all, what is more true, the picture that looks real or the picture that feels real; the observer or the observed? These perceptions shift as new scholarship emerges. Often, real-life roots are discovered for even arcane and esoteric imagery that has already influenced our response to an artist and his work: does this disappoint or satisfy the viewer? Diminish or enhance the creativity of the artist? One need only contemplate the culture- and memory-driven gestures of Martín Ramírez, the impressionistic nineteenth-century portraits by Dr. and Mrs. Shute, and minimalist mid-twentieth-century soot drawings by James Castle to render these distinctions immaterial. Instead the viewer is urged to enjoy the permeable fluidity between art and imagination, dream and belief. Stacy C. Hollander Senior Curator

Christer Stromholm: Les Amies de Place Blanche - International Center of Photography
Through September 02, 2012 - New York

Christer Stromholm (1918-2002) was one of the great photographers of the twentieth century, but he is little known outside of his native Sweden. This exhibition presents his most powerful and acclaimed body of work: Les Amies de la Place Blanche, a documentation of transsexual street hustlers in Paris in the 1960s. Arriving in Paris in the late 1950s, Stromholm settled in Place Blanche in the heart of the city's red-light district. There, he befriended and photographed young transsexuals struggling to live as women and to raise money for sex-change operations. Str?mholm's surprisingly intimate portraits and lush Brassa-like night scenes form a magnificent, dark, and at times quite moving photo album, a vibrant tribute to these girls, the "girlfriends of La Place Blanche." The photographs were first published in Sweden in 1983, and the book quickly sold out, becoming a cult classic; it is being reissued in French and English this year. Stromholm's photo-essay raises profound issues about sexuality and gender; as he wrote in 1983, "It was thenoand still is-about obtaining the freedom to choose one's own life and identity." This exhibition, the first presentation of Stromholm's work in an American museum, is organized by ICP Curatorial Assistant Pauline Vermare.

A Short History of Photography: From the ICP Collection Honoring Willis E. Hartshorn, Ehrenkranz Director - International Center of Photography
Through September 02, 2012 - New York

In honor of its Ehrenkranz Director Willis Hartshorn, the International Center of Photography presents an engaging survey of its vast and unique collection of photographs. Founded in 1975, as part of the original concept for the Center, the photograph collection at ICP now contains well over 100,000 photographs, ranging from the 1840s to the present. This provocative selection by ICP Chief Curator Brian Wallis is an investigation of the aesthetics and uses of photographic images, and includes well-loved classics as well as little-known works by anonymous photographers. One of the hallmarks of the collection is a focus on alternative histories of photography, including marginalized social practices of photography as well as popular and nonart approaches to the medium. Eugene Atget, W. Eugene Smith, Cindy Sherman, Walker Evans, and Andre Kertesz are among the photographers included in this wide-ranging exhibition.

President in Petticoats! Civil War Propaganda in Photographs - International Center of Photography
Through September 02, 2012 - New York

As the American Civil War ground to a dispiriting and unheroic end after the surrender of General Robert E. Lee's rebel forces and the shocking assassination of President Abraham Lincoln in mid-April 1865, Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States, became a political fugitive. At dawn on May 10, 1865, a contingent of Michigan cavalry captured Davis in a makeshift camp outside Irwinville, Georgia. In his haste to flee, Davis grabbed his wife's overcoat rather than his own. News reports immediately circulated that Davis had been apprehended in women's clothes and that he was attempting to disguise himself as a woman. Northern artists and caricaturists seized upon these rumors of cowardly escape and created wildly inventive images, some using photomontage, to sensationalize the political story. Photographers circulated and even pirated dozens of fanciful photographic cards; many used a photographic portrait of Davis on a hand-drawn body in a woman's dress, hat, and crinoline, but wearing his own boots, the detail that supposedly betrayed him to his captors. The exhibition is organized by Assistant Curator of Collections Erin Barnett.

Beer Here: Brewing New York's History - New-York Historical Society
Through September 02, 2012 - New York

To consider the fascinating yet largely anonymous legacy of beer brewing in New York City, the New-York Historical Society presents Beer Here: Brewing New York's History. This exhibit surveys the social, economic, political, and technological history of the production and consumption of beer, ale, and porter in the city from the seventeenth century to the present. In the past three decades, New York City has become an important center of craft and home beer brewing. While this phenomenon began only after President Jimmy Carter signed into law an act that legalized home-brewing, the growth of New York's present beer industry also marks the resurgence of a long-standing tradition known to few outside the world of beer aficionados. Beer has been brewed in New York City and State since the days of its earliest European settlement, when it was a vital source of nourishment and tax revenues. Brewing continued locally and statewide throughout the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, and for much of the nineteenth century New York State was home to one of the country's largest brewing industries. Early nineteenth-century development of New York State's hop farming industry was vital to this growth, and from the 1840s through the 1880s the state was the largest producer of hops in the United States. Exhibit sections explore such topics as: the nutritional properties of colonial beer and early New York brewers in the age of revolution; infrastructure innovations and the importance of access to clean water; large-scale brewing in nineteenth-century New York and the influence of immigration; the influence of temperance and impact of prohibition; bottling, canning, refrigeration and other technological advances; and the state of the city's breweries in the age of mass production. Featured artifacts and documents include: a 1779 account book from a New York City brewer who sold beer and ale to both the British and patriot sides; sections of early nineteenth-century wooden pipes from one of the city's first water systems; a bronze medal that commemorates an 1855 New York State temperance law; beer trays from a variety of late nineteenth-century brewers; sign from the campaign to repeal prohibition; and a selection of advertisements from Piels, Rheingold and Schaefer, beloved hometown brewers. The exhibit concludes with a beer hall that features a selection of favorite New York City and State artisanal beers. The beer hall hours are: Tuesday-Thursday and Saturdays: 2pm-6pm Fridays: 2pm-8pm Sundays: 2pm-5pm

Kaleidozone-Everybody Needs Someone, The Aging-Out of Foster Care Project - Long Island Children's Museum
Through September 02, 2012 - Garden City

Explore a collection of black and white and color photographs giving an intimate look at struggles and triumphs of daily life for young people as they transition from foster care into independent lives. Through thought-provoking questions and statements accompanying the photos, visitors will be introduced to life after foster care. Professional photographers, writers and reporters from the New York area team up with SalaamGarageNYC to present Everybody Needs Someone, The Aging-Out of Foster Care Project. This humanitarian media project shares the stories of 15 young adults who have recently aged out the foster care system in New York City, Nassau, and Suffolk counties. For more information visit www.local.salaamgarage.com. This event runs through September 2.

National Geographic's Flying Monsters 3D - Connecticut Science Center
Through September 02, 2012 - Hartford

Travel back 220 million years when dinosaurs were beginning their domination of the earth and Pterosaurs were taking control of the skies. Narrated by David Attenborough. Stadium seating and a 30'x40' giant screen make for great viewing. June 23-September 2, 2012.

Sea Rex 3D - Connecticut Science Center
Through September 02, 2012 - Hartford

Come face-to-face with the underwater creatures of the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods, including the fearsome Prognathodon, Sea Rex. See how scientists continue to learn from the fossils of these creatures, the habitats they lived in and the life-or-death challenges they faced. June 23-September 2, 2012.

Tornado Alley 3D - Connecticut Science Center
Through September 02, 2012 - Hartford

Created by Storm Chasers star Sean Casey, Tornado Alley documents two unprecedented missions seeking to encounter one of Earth's most awe-inspiring events, the birth of a tornado. June 23-September 2,2012.

Free Lunch at Mystic Aquarium - Mystic Aquarium
Through September 02, 2012 - Mystic

Now through Sept. 2, Mystic Aquarium guests can get their fill of fun with African penguins, beluga whales and sea lions shows, and also fill up on a free lunch. Guests who purchase general admission, value tickets or a new membership online get a free lunch at Penguins Café. Lunch includes one slice of cheese pizza, hot dog or veggie burger with a small fountain soda and an ice cream sandwich. The free lunch coupon included with online purchase must be presented at time of admission to receive a free lunch voucher. Offer expires Sept. 2, 2012, cannot be combined with any other offer, has no cash value and cannot be reproduced.

'Giant Killer Slugs' - Theater for the New City
Through September 02, 2012 - New York

THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY'S THIRD DREAM UP FESTIVAL AUGUST 19 TO SEPTEMBER 9, 2012 "Giant Killer Slugs," written by Colby Day; directed by Daniel Johnsen; composed by Cormac Bluestone; produced by Anna Lauren Farrell, Ari Schrier and Pipeline Theatre Company. World Premiere. Johnson Theater Wednesday, August 22 at 9:00 PM; Thursday, August 23 at 9:00 PM; Friday, August 24 at 9:00 PM; Wednesday, August 29 at 9:00 PM; Thursday, August 30 at 9:00 PM; Friday, August 31 at 9:00 PM; Saturday, September 1 at 8:00 PM; Sunday, September 2 at 8:00 PM. Running Time: 135 minutes | Tickets: $15 "Giant Killer Slugs" is a creature feature written for the stage, complete with a small town sheriff trying to leave his troubles behind, an unscrupulous mayor in cahoots with the crooked BusinessCorp, a pack of city slicker kids who know the truth no one wants to believe and of course, killer slugs that keep getting bigger. Colby Day is a writer for film and theater with a degree in television from NYU. His first play, "Felix & The Diligence," had its world premiere last fall at Pipeline Theatre Company. Other productions with Pipeline include "The Great Molly," "Our Entire Relationship," and "A Dramatic Comedic Monologue for Any Occasion." Other productions include his one-acts, "A Boy & His Unicorn" (Fourteen Out of Ten), "Sir Ronald deMimsy Esq., Desert Explorer" (The Three Leaches) and "Wild Boars" (The Secret Theatre). He co-wrote the feature film "I Don't Want to Kill Myself," which was an official selection of Northside Festival in 2012 and featured in NewFilmmakers New York. He is a proud Pipeline company member and acontributing writer for Someecards. He was once nominated for a Toobie. (www.colbyday.com). Daniel Johnsen directed "The Love of the Nightingale, Psycho Beach Party" and "Felix & the Diligence." for Pipeline Theatre Company. Other directing credits include the Atlantic Acting School, 48NYC, "Rumors" (FoJo) and "The Foreigner" (ELATE) in Los Angeles. Johnsen is also writing, directing and acting in an upcoming webseries, "Sweater Friends," premiering in October. Cormac Bluestone is an actor and musician in New York and Los Angeles. As a composer, Bluestone won the 2011 Innovative Theater Award for Outstanding Music for "The Caucasian Chalk Circle" (Pipeline Theater Company, NYC). Bluestone has composed music for the television shows "Breakout Kings" and "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" (four seasons). He was Music Director and MC for the 2009 "Nightman Cometh" National Tour. He composed additional music and lyrics for "Friends in Transient Places" (ANT Fest at Ars Nova) and "The Amazing Adventures of Arthur" (Atlantic Theater Company, NYC). His music has been heard by millions on YouTube for viral series such as the Fine Brothers' "Teens React to Viral Videos." http://www.cormacbluestone.com. Anna Lauren Farrell is a producer, actor and graduate of the University of Arizona. She has worked as a management assistant for Kinesis Theatre Dance Project and for Broadway producer Jen Namoff at Intrepid Talent Company and Soffer-Namoff Entertainment. As an actor, she has worked with NYC based Rescue Agreement, Arizona Repertory Theatre, Arizona Theatre Company, The Now Theatre, The Rogue Theatre, The Joffrey Ballet, Southern Arizona Opera and NYMF. Farrell leads a studio-lab called APT 33. Her co-created play, "Trees for the Wood," premiered this August. (www.annalauren.com). Ari Schrier is a founding member and the artistic director of Pipeline Theatre Company. With Pipeline, she has worked as an actor, director, playwright and producer. She has conceived and produced four of Pipeline's ongoing second stage projects including "Brave New Works," which celebrated its fifth staging this spring. Her acting roles include Procne in Pipeline's inaugural production, "The Love of the Nightingale," Sadness in Pipeline's "The Ash Girl," and Babe in "Balm in Gilead."

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.

Sea Rex: Journey to a Prehistoric World - IMAX Theater, Maritime Aquarium
Through September 03, 2012 - Norwalk

Explore an underwater universe inhabited by such creatures as Liopleurodon and long-necked Elasmosaurss, enormous animals that were ruling the seas before dinosaurs conquered the earth. Encounter the gigantic Shonisaurus, the T-Rex of the sea. Jan 12-Sep 3, 2012.

Search for the Great Sharks - IMAX Theater, Maritime Aquarium
Through September 03, 2012 - Norwalk

Join shark experts Dr. Eugenie Clark and Rodney Fox on a round-the-globe expedition for close encounters with some of the world's largest sharks, including whale sharks and great whites. Jan 3-Sep 3, 2012.

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.

White Alligator - Maritime Aquarium
Through September 03, 2012 - Norwalk

See a very rare 8-foot-long white alligator. Of some 5 million or so American alligators thought to be alive, fewer than 100 are albino. The alligator will be visiting the aquarium through Sept. 3.

America's Love Affair with the Car - Ward Melville Heritage Organization
Through September 03, 2012 - Stony Brook

In addition to classic cars, there is also old signage, gas pumps, slot cars model cars and Matchbox cars.

Taryn Simon: A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters I-XVIII - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through September 03, 2012 - Midtown

This exhibition is the U.S. premiere of Taryn Simon's (b. 1975, New York) photographic project A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters I-XVIII. The work was produced over a four-year period (2008-11), during which the artist travelled around the world researching and documenting bloodlines and their related stories. In each of the 18 "chapters" that make up the work, external forces of territory, power, circumstance, or religion collide with the internal forces of psychological and physical inheritance. The subjects Simon documents include victims of genocide in Bosnia, test rabbits infected with a lethal disease in Australia, the first woman to hijack an aircraft, and the living dead in India. Her collection is at once cohesive and arbitrary, mapping the relationships among chance, blood, and other components of fate. Simon's project is divided into 18 chapters, nine of which will be presented at MoMA. Each chapter is comprised of three segments: one of a large portrait series depicting bloodline members (portrait panel); a second featuring text (annotation panel); and a third containing photographic evidence (footnote panel). A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters I-XVIII exploits photography's capacity to at once probe complex narratives in contemporary politics and organize this material according to classification processes characteristic of the archive, a system that connects identity, lineage, history, and memory.

Born to Be Wild - Maritime Aquarium
Through September 03, 2012 - Norwalk

Academy-Award winner Morgan Freeman lends his voice to this film which follows orphaned baby orangutans and elephants, and the people who rescue and raise them for eventual release back into the wild. April 25-Sep 3, 2012.

A Narrated Tour of New York Harbor On-Board Statue Cruises’ Eco-Friendly M/V Hornblower Hybrid - Statue Cruises
Through September 03, 2012 - New York

Get up close and personal with the Brooklyn Bridge, Governors Island, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and NYC’s must-see cityscapes on the environmentally friendly Hornblower Hybrid, which has begun servicing its one-hour narrated “Liberty Harbor Cruise” departing daily from Battery Park. The cruise features an audio tour that tells the stories of the city’s most revered treasures. The newest member of the Statue Cruises fleet capitalizes on an array of environmentally friendly power sources, including solar and wind. It also features Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-certified materials. The cruise runs daily now through September 3 with departures at 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3:30p.m. Tickets cost $13 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for children ages 5 to 12. Ages 4 and younger cruise for free. For reservations and additional information, or to learn about tours and event charters aboard M/V Hornblower Hybrid, please visit www.statuecruises.com

TARANTULAS: Alive & Up Close - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
Through September 03, 2012 - Stamford

Twenty live tarantulas from several different species are on display in this family-friendly educational and interactive exhibit. You may discover they aren't necessarily the fearsome creatures they've been portrayed as in popular culture. June 23-Sep 3, 2012.

Bellini, Titian, and Lotto North Italian Paintings from the Accademia Carrara, Bergamo - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through September 03, 2012 -

The Accademia Carrara, Bergamo, is a jewel among Italian museums and a haven for art lovers. Founded at the end of the eighteenth century by Count Giacomo Carrara and housed in a beautiful Neoclassical building, it contains a range of masterpieces dating from the fourteenth to the nineteenth century. At its core is a group of outstanding pictures from the Renaissance. Because of closure for restoration, it has been possible for the museum to lend to The Metropolitan Museum of Art fifteen masterpieces by Venetian and north Italian painters of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, including works by Bellini, Titian, and Lorenzo Lotto.

Johnny Peers Muttville Comix - Long Island Game Farm
Through September 03, 2012 - Manorville

Johnny Peers is a former professional clown with Ringling Bros. and the Barnum & Bailey Circus. His 15 dogs, most of which have been rescued from shelters, perform a variety of tricks, such as jumping rope, ladder climbing, tightrope walking and skateboarding.

Blue Star Museums Program - Cradle of Aviation Museum
Through September 03, 2012 - Garden City

Free admission to the Museum is available through Labor Day to active-duty military and immediate family members. Call for additional information. This program runs through September 3, 2012.

Swimming at Playland Beach - Rye Playland Park
Through September 03, 2012 - Rye

May 26-June 21: open Saturdays and Sundays only. June 22-Sept. 3: open Wednesdays through Sundays (closed Mondays and Tuesdays). Parking fees are $5 weekdays, $7 weekends, and $10 holidays.

Ellsworth Kelly Plant Drawings - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through September 03, 2012 -

One of the foremost artists of our day, Ellsworth Kelly (American, b. 1923) may be best known for his rigorous abstract painting, but he has made figurative drawings throughout his career, creating an extraordinary body of work that now spans six decades. There has never been a major museum exhibition dedicated exclusively to the plant drawings. The selection of approximately eighty drawings begins in 1948 during Kelly's early sojourn in Paris and continues throughout his travels to his most recent work made in upstate New York.

Summer Visitors to the Zoo--Giant Tortoises - Beardsley Zoo
Through September 03, 2012 - Bridgeport

Two giant tortoises are visiting from Cameron Park Zoo in Waco, TX. "Professor," a Galapagos tortoise, weighs 416 pounds, and "Skipper," an Aldabra tortoise weighs 537 pounds and is celebrating his 90th birthday this year. June 4-August 31, 2012.

Living History Tours - Vanderbilt Museum
Through September 03, 2012 - Centerport

Travel back to 1938 and relive life in the Vanderbilt Mansion. Costume actors stay in character, re-enacting actual events that took place among the staff, famous guests and the Vanderbilt Family. The program runs weekends, May 28-September 3, 2012.

Shell Swap - Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum
Through September 03, 2012 - Cold Spring Harbor

Trade, explore, and share a shell, rock, or interesting beach item at our outdoor swap table any time throughout the summer. July 1-September 3, 2012.

Exhibition of Works by Dürer and Other Masters in Central European Draftsmanship 1400-1700 - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through September 03, 2012 -

Dürer and Beyond: Central European Drawings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1400-1700 presents a selection of 100 works from the Museum's outstanding holdings of German, Swiss, Austrian, and early Bohemian drawings. Works by later 16th– and 17th–century artists are balanced by a group of drawings from the early 16th century, including an exceptional double-sided self-portrait by Albrecht Dürer. In addition to drawings by other major artists such as Martin Schongauer, Albrecht Altdorfer, Urs Graf, Hans Holbein the Elder, Joseph Heintz the Elder, Wenzel Hollar, and Joachim von Sandrart the Elder, the exhibition highlights works by lesser-known, but equally fascinating, draftsmen of the 15th to 17th century. The selection of drawings in the exhibition is enhanced by comparative material, including prints, illustrated books, paintings, glass roundels, and decorative objects also from the Museum's collection, as well as by loans from the Pierpont Morgan Library and private collections. The exhibition will be featured on the Museum's website at www.metmuseum.org.

Illuminated - The Rubin Museum
Through September 03, 2012 - New York

Gold, silver, and other precious materials were often used to adorn objects of religious devotion, especially the sacred books of the living traditions of Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism, Christianity, and Islam. Materials used to produce them have always been of the best quality worthy of sacred texts, and their effectiveness often rested on the measure of their lavish production. Specifically, the exhibition Illuminated: The Art of Sacred Books explores the aesthetic and technological approaches used in creating and adorning sacred books from a variety of cultures and presents Tibetan sacred books in a broad cross-cultural context. Among featured objects are several never before displayed illuminated Tibetan manuscript pages and complete books dating as early as the 13th century written in gold and silver on dark blue and black paper of various sizes in the traditional Tibetan book format. Through an in-depth examination of the comparable attitudes found in the presented objects, the exhibition provides new insights into what is known as the culture of the book. Other highlights from the exhibition include a bifolio of the famous "Blue Qur'an," written in gold on indigo colored velum in Tunisia between the 9th and 10th centuries; a Japanese Buddhist Sutra scroll written in gold on indigo paper in 1720; medieval Gospels written in gold letters on blue and purple parchment; illuminated pages of Jain Sutras; and illustrated Indian Hindu classics. In addition to these various lavishly decorated books of different faiths, created in diverse formats and materials, the exhibition also includes adorned book covers that are painted, carved from wood, and made of leather or silver repouss� as well as other objects, designated as sacred and recognized for their value as both art and devotional objects.

Blue Star Museums Program - Long Island Children's Museum
Through September 03, 2012 - Garden City

Free admission to the Museum is available through Labor Day to active-duty military and immediate family members. Call for additional information. This program runs through September 3, 2012.

Blue Star Museums Program - Hofstra University Museum
Through September 03, 2012 - Hempstead

Free admission to the Museum is available through Labor Day to active-duty military and immediate family members. Call for additional information. This program runs through September 3, 2012.

Blue Star Museums Program - Old Westbury Gardens
Through September 03, 2012 - Old Westbury

Free admission to the Museum is available through Labor Day to active-duty military and immediate family members. Call for additional information. This program runs through September 3, 2012.

WILD FOREST - A LEGO Safari - Bronx Zoo
Through September 03, 2012 - Bronx

LEGO Master Builders have created a safari on display along a wooded path near Zoo Center, featuring incredible LEGO wildlife sculptures and activities for the whole family. Visitors will see lemurs, a tiger, hornbills, rhinos, gorillas, flamingoes, a giraffe, and other exotic wildlife along their trek, and can visit their real-life counterparts throughout the zoo. At the LEGO Construction Zone at the Dancing Crane pavilion, visitors will be able to construct LEGO wildlife sculptures and take part in the construction of a mystery mural. Guests can work with LEGO Master Builders one weekend a month on the Reptile House lawn. In addition to the LEGO fun, the Wildlife Theater will perform for guests as along the safari path. Guests are also invited to create their own animal prints and puppets based on the zoo's African animals with the help of artists from the Museum for African Art. Wildlife Theater shows, crafts, activities, and conservation learning stations will keep the whole family busy. For a full schedule of activities and exhibits, visit bronxzoo.com. Through September 3.

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.

New Practices New York 2012 - Center for Architecture
Through September 08, 2012 -

New Practices New York, a biennial competition since 2006, serves as the preeminent platform in New York City to recognize and promote new and innovative architecture and design firms. The juried portfolio competition is sponsored by the New Practices Committee of the AIA New York Chapter and honors firms that have utilized unique and innovative strategies, both for the projects they undertake and for the practices they have established. Seven promising and pioneering new architecture and design firms working in New York were chosen as the New Practices New York 2012 competition winners. To qualify for the competition, practices had to be founded since 2006 and be located within the five boroughs of New York City. This is the second year that the New Practices New York competition has been open to multidisciplinary firms, widening the field of entrants to designers and young professionals in the process of becoming licensed architects. The distinguished panel of jurors selected the competition's winners from fifty-one entries. The New Practices New York 2012 competition winners are: ABRUZZO BODZIAK ARCHITECTS; Christian Wassmann; formlessfinder; HOLLER architecture; The Living; MARC FORNES & THEVERYMANY; and SLO Architecture.

Alex Van Gelder - Cheim & Read
Through September 08, 2012 - New York

Bianca Casady - Cheim & Read
Through September 08, 2012 - New York

'Stinkykids The Musical' - Riverside Theatre
Through September 08, 2012 - Morningside Heights

StinkyKid Britt never gets in trouble and loves making everyone happy. She's convinced her parents to take her friends to the opening of the new MegaJumper 3000. But when Britt gets a massive wad of gum stuck in her hair, she must rely on her friends to help her get out of the sticky situation before her parents find out and cancel the trip.

Wendy by HWKN - MoMA PS1
Through September 08, 2012 - Long Island City

Taking up residence in MoMA PS1's two courtyards is a visitor named Wendy. Lest your kids envision a reincarnation of the Peter Pan character, let them know that this Wendy is someone/something even more kidtastic: an enormous, mega-pointy 3-D star made of blue fabric that's supported by an equally large scaffolding. Wendy is climbable, and, the coating of the material the sculpture is made of works to bind and eliminate CO2 from the air.

Gilded Age Magic - Hudson River Museum
Through September 09, 2012 - Yonkers

Modern stage magic has its roots in the Gilded Age showmanship of Harry Keller (1849-1922), who performed around the world but made Yonkers his home between tours. With his theatrical spectacles, Keller founded a "Royal Dynasty" of American magicians including Harry Houdini (1874-1926), a friend and colleague of Keller's later years, and Howard Thurston (1869-1936), with whom Keller toured at the end of his career. These modern magicians cultivated a debonair stage persona that set them apart from earlier traveling sideshow artists, who dressed and posed as traditional Chinese conjurers. Despite the supernatural imagery on their posters, these magicians were not occultists but entertainers. Part of their audience appeal was the mystery of how their illusions were accomplished, not any claims to supernatural powers. The exhibition will feature vintage theatrical posters, costumes, and magic ephemera from little-seen private collections, as well as planned performances in the galleries by local magician Benjamin Levy and others. Through September 9.

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.

Blue Man Group – Making Waves - Stepping Stones Museum
Through September 09, 2012 - Norwalk

This exhibit is a playful, multisensory exploration of sound and interactive entertainment for the whole family. Utilizing extraordinary speaker technology, the exhibit features the dynamic Blue Man Group as a guide to the science of sound. On view May 19-September 9, 2012.

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.

Charles Long: Pet Sounds - Madison Square Park
Through September 09, 2012 - Flatiron District

Come play outdoors in Madison Square Park and experience contemporary art all at the same time. Charles Long's "Pet Sounds" (2012) invites kids and visitors of all ages to explore its maze-like structure of vibrantly colored pipe rails and enjoy huge amorphous blobs that become interactive when touched. Come see, touch, play, and find out what exciting sounds this creature of a sculpture has to offer.

Museum as Hub: Carlos Motta: We Who Feel Differently - New Museum
Through September 09, 2012 - New York

"Museum as Hub: Carlos Motta: We Who Feel Differently" is a multipart project that explores the idea of sexual and gender "difference" after four decades of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex, Queer, and Questioning politics. Through an exhibition, series of events, and an opening symposium, the project seeks to invigorate discussion around a queer "We" that looks beyond tolerance or assimilation toward a concept of equality that provides for greater personal freedom. The project draws from Motta's evolving database documentary wewhofeeldifferently.info, which proposes "difference" as a profound mode of possibility for both solidarity and self-determination.

A-Maze-Ing Water - New York Aquarium
Through September 09, 2012 - Coney Island

This interactive exhibit, which opens as part of World Ocean's Day on June 8, runs through the summer and seeks to educate visitors toward becoming caring, informed stewards of our local and global waterways and the wildlife that depends on them. The program features Water's Extreme Journey, where visitors travel through a 1,500-square-foot maze, learning about the environmental threats that plague our waterways along their way to an ocean-themed destination. Water's Extreme Journey interactive maze is located under the pavilion tent at the aquarium. Children will be engaged with a range of interactive experiences as they ride a zipline through pollutants, put together water cycle puzzles, spin a wildlife wheel of facts, and learn the importance of water. Guests will also learn about the aquarium's New York Seascape, a conservation program designed to restore healthy populations of local marine species -- many of them threatened -- and to protect New York marine waters. Weekend programming includes art exhibits, hands-on activities, games, and more.

A-Maze-Ing-Water - New York Aquarium
Through September 09, 2012 - Coney Island

Enjoy an interactive exhibit and programming dedicated to water conservation and the New York Seascape. Highlights include a giant walk-through maze, a zipline ride, and a special art exhibit.

Sharon Hayes: There's So Much I Want to Say to You - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through September 09, 2012 - New York

Sharon Hayes (b. 1970) is a New York–based artist whose work in photography, film, video, sound, and performance examines the nexus between politics, history, speech, and desire. This exhibition, conceived by Hayes for the Whitney's third floor galleries, brings together existing pieces and newly commissioned works, all of which articulate forms of what Hayes calls "speech acts." The works are presented within an environment designed by Hayes in collaboration with artist Andrea Geyer.

Ellsworth Kelly: Sculpture - Morgan Library & Museum
Through September 09, 2012 -

As part of its summer program of sculpture exhibitions in the Gilbert Court, the Morgan will present three major sculptures by renowned abstract artist Ellsworth Kelly. Spare and elegant, Kelly's free-standing totemic forms -- one in bronze, the other two in mahogany and redwood -- exude the same quiet and spectacular beauty as his better-known, brightly colored paintings. The exhibition will also include a group of models and drawings that reveal the artist's process.

Raw Cooked: Ulrike Muller - Brooklyn Museum
Through September 09, 2012 -

The fifth exhibition in the Raw/Cooked series presents the work of Sunset Park-based artist Ulrike Muller. With the goal of starting a conversation on the lesbian feminist movement and examining the visibility of queer bodies within mainstream culture and the Museum, Muller orchestrated a collaborative drawing project based on the inventory list of the feminist T-shirt collection at the Lesbian Herstory Archives in Park Slope, Brooklyn. She distributed textual T-shirt descriptions to feminists, queer artists, and other interested New Yorkers, and asked that they translate these texts into new images. Her exhibition includes one hundred drawings from this project. Additionally, she used symbolic lesbian, feminist, and queer terms from the inventory as search criteria to mine the Museum's online collection. Through the display of approximately one hundred of the collaborative drawings and nearly twenty-five Museum collection objects in the Luce Center for American Art's Elevator Lobby and elsewhere in the Museum, Muller creates a visual dialogue among contemporary queer culture, the Museum, and the history of feminist activism. Muller graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna. She was recommended for Raw/Cooked by advisory board member Amy Sillman. Raw/Cooked is organized by Eugenie Tsai, John and Barbara Vogelstein Curator of Contemporary Art, Brooklyn Museum.

Highlights from the Collection - Noguchi Museum
Through September 09, 2012 - Queens

Complimenting the Noguchi Museum's permanently installed lower levels, selections from the Museum's Collections, including examples of Noguchi's steel sculptures and a number of collaborative stage sets, are now on view in the upstairs galleries.

Printers, Monks, & Craftsmen - Bookmaking in the Age of Gutenberg - Museum of Biblical Art
Through September 09, 2012 - New York

This exhibition looks at the transitional period in hand press bookmaking through 14 Bibles printed between 1455 and 1525. Early printed books initially looked to manuscripts to inform page design, typeface, binding, and decorative embellishment. As the era progressed, printers and other craftsmen involved in the production of a printed volume began to experiment with the possibilities handpress production afforded to create innovative, elegant books. Focusing on Gothic bindings and the structure of a selection of books drawn from the Rare Bible Collection @ MOBIA, conservator Clare Manias explores regional differences in the volumes' styles, production, and form illustrating that printed books have stories to tell and are much more than what's between the covers.

The Adoration of the Magi by Bartolo di Fredi - A Masterpiece Reconstructed - Museum of Biblical Art
Through September 09, 2012 - New York

Illustrating one of the most celebrated Renaissance themes, Bartolo di Fredi's (c. 1330-1410) Adoration of the Magi will be reunited in this groundbreaking exhibition. The three known surviving panels of this Siense master's unrivaled altarpiece are considered by many to be among Bartolo's finest works. Composed of a monumental central panel depicting a tender visit of the Magi to the Christ Child, his Crucifixion and the mourning it brings, "Adoration of the Magi" by Bartolo di Fredi: A Masterpiece Reconstructed permits an in-depth study of this oft-depicted Christian narrative. The three altarpiece panels will be on loan from the Pinacoteca of Siena, the Lindenau-Museum in Altenburg Germany, and the University of Virginia Art Museum, the first venue for the exhibition. At the Museum of Biblical Art, Bartolo's altarpiece will be displayed alongside a magnificent version of the Adoration of the Magi which he completed as a standalone work in c. 1390, on loan from The Robert Lehman Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, as well as Bartolo's depiction of the Adoration of the Shepherds dating to c. 1374, on loan from The Cloisters. Both paintings will enhance the detailed examination of this master's grand altarpiece.

Making American Taste: Narrative Art for a New Democracy - New-York Historical Society
Through September 09, 2012 - New York

Making American Taste features fifty-five works from the New-York Historical Society's collection that cast new light on both the history of American art and the formation of American cultural ideals during a crucial period from the 1830s to the late 1860s. By integrating history, literary and religious subjects with now better-known examples of rural and domestic genre, the exhibition explores the broad range of styles and narrative themes that appealed to nineteenth-century Americans seeking cultural refinement.

Missionary in Manhattan - Theater For The New City
Through September 09, 2012 - New York

Three wide-eyed sister wives have found themselves abandoned in New York City, as good as left for dead by brother husband, Charles Gregory Howard. Sisters Gretchen, Fanny and Bunny Catherine will sing, preach and stop at nothing to track down the father of their ten children - who may or may not have left them for a vocal coach named Gerard. Caitlin Davis (Sister Gretchen) is a freelance actor, singer, comedian and writer living in Brooklyn, NY. She holds a B.F.A. in Acting from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She has collected her outrageous stories and characters from the crazy that comes from growing up in a small, southern town. She has appeared on the New York stage in Karen O's "Stop the Virgens" and as Loretta in "Sleep Companion" with the Truf?e Company. Her regional credits include "Mary's Wedding" at Burning Coal and "Tartuffe" at Triad Stage. She has appeared in several independent ?lms including "The 14th Burning," which has received over 15 ?lm festival Of?cial Selections and 17 awards. She is currently in production of the indy thriller, "Held in Paradise." Elizabeth May (Sister Bunny Catherine) is an actor, musician and playwright based in Brooklyn. She has played Cherie in "Bus Stop," Annelle in "Steel Magnolias," and Virgen Acolyte/Lead Vomitter in "Stop The Virgens" (Saint Ann's Warehouse). She is also a member of the resident company, The Bats, at the Flea Theatre, where she has appeared in "These Seven Sickenesses" as a Nurse. She spends her free time with her rabbit, Madeline and preparing for the impending zombie apocalypse. Kaleigh Malloy has directed "Essential Self Defense" (UNCG Workshop Theatre), "The Vagina Monologues" (UNCG-VDAY Organization) and "Dearly Departed" (Red Door Theatre). She is a former apprentice at the Arden Theatre Company in Philadelphia and former artistic intern at Triad Stage in Greensboro, North Carolina. She was Assistant Director on several productions at Triad Stage, including "The Glass Menagerie," "Educating Rita," "The Sunset Limited," "Steel Magnolias," and "Masquerade." Most recently, she was the assistant to the stage manager for the Arden Theatre Company's production of "Robin Hood." Regional acting credits include "One Flea Spare" (Hand in the Fire Productions), "Girl in Green Eyes" by Tennessee Williams (Hand in the Fire Productions), Poor Margaret in the world premier of "Bloody Blackbeard" (Triad Stage), Ginny in "For Whom The Southern Belle Tolls" (Triad Stage's Upstage Cabaret) and Madeline in the world premier of "Redbeard's Revenge" (THR 232). She has a B.F.A. in Acting from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

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.

Cruise Nights - Bear Mountain State Park
Through September 12, 2012 - Bear Mountain

The Rod Benders Car Club of New York returns to Bear Mountain this summer for Cruise Nights, featuring some truly cool cars. Other activities include raffles, prizes, giveaways, food, vendors, and music. This family-friendly event takes place each Wednesday night through September 12 weather-permitting. $10 per car will be charged on September 12, a fundraising evening for local charities.

Art of Another Kind: International Abstraction and the Guggenheim, 1949-1960 - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through September 12, 2012 - New York

Pioneering artists in the post-World War II era alternatively embraced artistic freedom and gesture-based styles, nontraditional materials and counter-cultural references. Featuring nearly 100 works by Louise Bourgeois, Alberto Burri, Asger Jorn, Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, Pierre Soulages, Antoni Tàpies, and Zao Wou-Ki, among others, this collection-based exhibition explores the affinities and differences between artists working continents apart in a period of great transition and rapid creative development.

ReDraw - The Capital Plan for 35 Wooster St - The Drawing Center
Through September 13, 2012 - New York

In December 2010, The Drawing Center launched ReDraw: The Capital Plan for 35 Wooster Street with the purchase of a 2,000-square-foot unit on the second floor of 35 Wooster Street, which will replace its leased space at 40 Wooster Street. Plans for the new space have been designed by Claire Weisz and WXY Architecture + Urban Design, an internationally-recognized New York–based firm. ReDraw's architectural program addresses specific exhibition, educational, and operational requirements, reinforcing The Drawing Center's mission to present the highest-quality cultural programming in galleries proportioned to facilitate a meaningful viewer experience—attributes that have made the institution one of the most respected, beloved, and distinctive non-profits in New York City. The building project will connect the existing ground floor space to the newly-acquired second floor space and the lower level of the building. A new bookstore and a sky-lit Drawing Room gallery will join the existing visitor services desk and Main Gallery on the ground floor level. Offices and administrative spaces will move to the second floor, and the renovated lower level will accommodate a new education room, a Viewing Program meeting room, and the experimental Lab gallery, which will feature an audio and video media system for exhibitions and public programs. Integrating these spaces into one building will provide The Drawing Center with 50% more contiguous programmatic space. The Drawing Center has suspended on-site programming as construction takes place.

Comic Art Indigène - Mashantucket Pequot Museum
Through September 15, 2012 - Mashantucket

This new exhibit looks at how native artists continue their storytelling traditions and life experiences through comics and comic-inspired art. The exhibit showcases historic examples of narrative art including photographs of rock art, ledger art and ceramics, as well as contemporary artworks. As the first widely accessible mass media, comic strips and comic books were consumed by Native people as a recognizable and legitimate form of storytelling. June 23 – Sept. 15.

100 Years of Girl Scouts - Yorktown Museum
Through September 15, 2012 - Yorktown Heights

Molly Keane and Lara Mullen of GS Troop 1476 have assembled a nostalgic exhibit to celebrate this milestone Girl Scout birthday. Among uniforms, sashes, and badges, are photographs and memorabilia plus an interactive board with answers to trivia questions about Girl Scouts. Keane and Mullen have assembled a display for girls to test their knowledge, and moms and grandmas will enjoy for the memories. Through September 15.

BWAC Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition: Perpetual Energy - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
Through September 15, 2012 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition presents Perpetual Energy, a group show that features sculpture from some of Brooklyn's finest fine artists.

'Angelina Ballerina The Musical' - Riverside Theatre
Through September 16, 2012 - Morningside Heights

Angelina and her friends are all aflutter because a special guest is coming to visit Camembert Academy. They are excited to show off their skills to their famous visitor. Angelina is the most excited of all, but will she get the starring moment she hopes for? Based on the CG-animated series, "Angelina Ballerina The Musical" is a family-friendly show that will have the entire audience dancing in the aisles.

Edouard Vuillard: A Painter and His Muses, 1890-1940 - The Jewish Museum
Through September 23, 2012 -

This exhibition features key works in various media by Edouard Vuillard, the twentieth-century master whose unique blend of tradition and modernity evokes the refined and sophisticated society of his patrons, many of whom were Jewish.

Stories in Sterling: Four Centuries of Silver in New York - New-York Historical Society
Through September 23, 2012 - Upper West Side

The New-York Historical Society will present Stories in Sterling: Four Centuries of Silver in New York, an exhibition highlighting the histories of 150 notable examples of silver from its collection. Made across the span of four centuries, the objects in the exhibition tell a diversity of stories: many speak to individual accomplishment and family pride, while a few have unsettling ties or backgrounds. The silver, ranging from simple spoons to extravagant trophies, culled from a trove of over 3,000 objects, includes powerful eyewitness artifacts linked to significant moments in the history of New York and the United States.

Aliens, Gadgets and Guns: Designing The World of 'Men In Black 3' - Museum of the Moving Image
Through September 23, 2012 - Astoria

The extraterrestrials, created by Rick Barker in the "Men In Black" series, are among the most memorable visual elements in this comical action adventure. This exhibit features more than 25 objects from the forthcoming third installment of the film series and includes Baker's alien creatures, memory-erasing neuralyzers, and the iconic black shades worn by Agents J and K. Exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of Baker creating alien creature makeup is also featured in this exhibit, which runs through Sept. 23.

CMA's Free Art Island Outpost - Governors Island
Through September 23, 2012 -

With a programming emphasis for children ages 1-12 years, participants can choose from a variety of hands on art projects and art-viewing experiences, including artist-led workshops, self-guided art stations, large collaborative projects, sound design, animation, podcasting, and more. Additionally, select artwork from CMA's permanent collection of over 2,000 pieces of children's artwork will be on display in building 14 and select children's made films from the unique Media Lab collection will be screened in building 11. Each day a guided workshop will accompany the collection exhibit and film screening to further enrich the art and film viewing.

CAROUSEL - Goodspeed Opera House
Through September 23, 2012 - East Haddam

In this Rogers and Hammerstein production, an innocent young millworker and swaggering carousel barker meets a tragic end but is given one chance for redemption by delivering hope to the daughter he never knew and whispering words left unspoken to his wife.

Summer Urban Garden - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Through September 23, 2012 - Prospect Heights

BBG celebrates the urban garden with plantings of ornamental edibles, designs for four-season beauty, and arrangements of tropical houseplants, with special attention on container gardening, vertical gardening, and other options for city dwellers.

Churchill: The Power of Words - Morgan Library & Museum
Through September 23, 2012 -

Sir Winston Churchill's impact upon the twentieth century is difficult to overestimate. A master orator and writer, Churchill's use of spoken and written words will be explored in this exhibition that covers more than a half century of his life?from Victorian childhood letters to his parents, to Cold War correspondence with President Eisenhower, and featuring some of his most famous wartime oratory. Drawn from the Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge, the presentation uses drafts, speaking notes, personal and official correspondence, public statements, and recordings from some of his most compelling speeches and broadcasts as lenses to examine the main events in Churchill's life. Of particular focus will be Churchill's lifelong relationship with the United States, homeland of his Brooklyn-born mother, from first visit in 1895 to award of Honorary Citizenship in 1963; and the ways in which he used the written and spoken word to develop, complement and advance his political career.

Renaissance Venice: Drawings from the Morgan - Morgan Library and Museum
Through September 23, 2012 - New York

Featuring some seventy masterpieces of drawings, books, maps, and letters from the Morgan's rich holdings, the exhibition Renaissance Venice: Drawings from the Morgan chronicles the artistic production of the city of Venice and its territories during the republic's Golden Age, the sixteenth century. The exhibition features striking examples by great masters of the period, including Paris Bordone, Vittore Carpaccio, Lorenzo Lotto, Jacopo Tintoretto, Titian, and Paolo Veronese. Offering compelling insights into contemporary art, religion, and culture, Renaissance Venice addresses topics such as the portrait in Venetian art, Venice and the landscape tradition, religious and civic life, artistic innovations in printmaking and drawing, book publishing and cartography, and the role of foreign artists in the city. This is the first presentation and study of these drawings as a group and the first show in the United States on this theme.

Space, Light, Structure - The Jewelry of Margaret de Patta - Museum of Arts & Design
Through September 23, 2012 -

SPACE-LIGHT-STRUCTURE: THE JEWELRY OF MARGARET DE PATTA is the first comprehensive retrospective of the life and work of Margaret De Patta (1903-1964), a pioneer in American studio jewelry whose modernist creations remain as fresh and vital today as when they were initially conceived in the mid-twentieth century. Featuring De Patta's most spectacular brooches, pendants, and rings, Space, Light, Structure explores the major contributions of this groundbreaking San Francisco artist and sheds new light on her radical design philosophy. In 1939, De Patta began her search for new techniques that would allow her to take advantage of the inherent refractory properties of transparent and semi-transparent crystals. Her innovative "opticuts" revolutionized contemporary jewelry by transforming stones into brilliant, transparent spatial objects that, to this day, remain unsurpassed in concept, form, and execution. Growing out of her passion for modern architecture-and signaling a radical departure from the conventional perception of jewelry as mere body ornament- the compositions of her "wearable miniature sculptures" exhibit a dynamic equilibrium in which cantilevered, linear elements are counter-balanced against more compact, denser forms. The exhibition also illuminates the critical influence of De Patta's mentor, L�szl� Moholy-Nagy, the renowned artist with whom she studied in 1941-42. The Constructivist concepts championed by this former Bauhaus master and co-founder of the Chicago Bauhaus are manifest in De Patta's manipulation of space and light as well as through her incorporation of kinetic elements, space-defining steel screens, "opticut" rutilated crystals, and "floating" tension-mounted stones. Several equilibrium studies and photograms by Moholy-Nagy will underscore the enduring formal strength and visual excitement of the jewelry De Patta produced following the tenets she absorbed from him. Important works by other leading international protagonists of Constructivism, including El Lissitzky Alexander Archipenko, and Gy�rgy Kepes, will also be included in order to contextualize De Patta and her work. Drawn from important museum, gallery, and private collections in the United States and Canada, as well as from the De Patta Archives in California, the exhibition also presents never-before-shown examples of the artist's flatware, ceramics, and designs for interior spaces, in addition to travel diaries of her trips to Mexico, Japan, and the 1939 New York World's Fair.

Stories in Sterling: Four Centuries of Silver in New York - New-York Historical Society
Through September 23, 2012 - New York

Stories in Sterling: Four Centuries of Silver in New York, highlights the histories of 150 notable examples of silver from the New-York Historical Society's collection. Made across the span of four centuries, the objects in the exhibition tell a diversity of stories: many speak to individual accomplishment and family pride, while a few have unsettling ties or backgrounds. The silver, ranging from simple spoons to extravagant trophies, culled from a trove of over 3,000 objects, includes powerful eyewitness artifacts linked to significant moments in the history of New York and the United States.

New York Renaissance Faire - Sterling Forest State Park
Through September 23, 2012 - Tuxedo

Renaissance Fairs are one of those things you either love or think are really strange. This one returns for its 35th year with a quirky mix of shows, crafts, rides, food, and other attractions - including a jousting match and live-action chess game featuring human "pieces." Discount tickets available online. The fair is open rain or shine, weekends and Labor Day through Sept. 23.

Cruise Nights - Bear Mountain State Park
Through September 26, 2012 - Bear Mountain

Rod Benders Car Club of New York hosts this popular, summertime, event each Wednesday evening through September. Check out cool cars with your kids, maybe even show them your first set of wheels. Cruise nights also feature vendors and entertainment.

Clay Day - Staten Island Children's Museum
Through September 26, 2012 - Staten Island

Satisfy a "knead" by working with some air-dry clay. Create a tactile piece.

Paint Day - Staten Island Children's Museum
Through September 27, 2012 - Staten Island

Plenty of time for experimenting with paint and other media.

Weekend Family Programs - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 6
Through September 29, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

Come explore the wonders of Pier 6 and Main Street with Brooklyn Bridge Park's playground associates, who lead educational based activities. Different themes each weekend.

'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' - St. Luke's Theatre
Through September 29, 2012 - Times Square

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

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 Audubon 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.

The Beast - Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises
Through September 30, 2012 - Midtown West

Don't miss The Beast, New York's very own thrill ride. Your captain will take you for a wet n' wild ride through the New York harbor. Hold onto your hats because for 30 fun-filled minutes, you'll be soaring past the skyscrapers at a heart-pounding 45mph. We'll stop for a close-up of the Statue of Liberty where you'll have a quick photo-op. You must be at least 40"/100cm tall to ride The Beast.

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

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).

Little New-Yorkers - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
Through September 30, 2012 - Upper West Side

On Tuesdays and Fridays kids ages 2-4 can explore New York City through singing, stories, and activities. Each class will include story readings, time with historic toys, free exploration, a special Little New-Yorkers hello song, and time in the museum or a craft project, which will alternate each week. Some of the stories that will be featured include Larry Gets Lost in NYC, Don't Let the Pigeon Ride the Bus, The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge, New York from Above, and Knuffle Bunny.

Drop-In Nature Activities: Observe and Create - New York Botanical Garden, Everett Children's Adventure Garden
Through September 30, 2012 - Bronx

Kids can let their inner Monet run wild and be inspired by nature to create art in all its different forms. Movement, music, drawing, and painting abound in this outdoor studio for children. Stop by Inspiration Station to play an outdoor marimba. Paint with water and experiment with colors in the Color Clash Studio. Step inside to experiment with the engineering behind some of Monet's most classic of subjects: water lilies. Through September 30.

'Mu-Math' Interactive Installation - Bldg. 315
Through September 30, 2012 - Governors Island

Opening Memorial Day weekend, Street Math Investigations (SMI-NY) will mount "Mu-Math," an installation of brain-twisting, hands-on math activities on Governors Island for its summer 2012 season. Mu-Math stands for Mobile Unit to Promote Mathematical Thinking, and the Greek letter "mu" (pronounced "mew") is commonly used in mathematics to identify specific constants and variables; it is also reminiscent of the term "New Math" which ushered in a new era of mathematics education during the 1960s. The exhibit is appropriate for families with children ages 6 and older. Created by mathematics educator Robert Berkman of Brooklyn, the Mu-Math exhibits use interactive hands-on materials to engage children and adults with various kinds of mathematical challenges using the life of New York City as a backdrop. For example: What's Your Subway’s Number? Arrange the iridescent subway cars in a tunnel to figure out the identity of the mystery car. On the Street: How should that street furniture be arranged? Use the clues to figure out the correct order. A Walk Around the Block: Participants navigate through a 100-square-foot floor maze using only right turns to find their way out. Find Your Fare: Using the clues provided, move your magnetic pedestrians around the streets and avenues to reach the ultimate goal: hailing a cab! While the Mu-Math exhibits are self-guided, there will always be a docent on hand to answer questions, explain how to use the materials, and even give hints. A "Mathematical Tour" of Governors Island will also be available as a downloadable podcast that will guide visitors around the island with a special mathematical perspective on its history, geography and art. Visitors will be able to download the podcast after June 15 at smi-ny.com.

Observe & Create - Children's Outdoor Nature Explorations - The New York Botanical Garden
Through September 30, 2012 - Bronx

Kids can let their inner Monet run wild and be inspired by nature to create art in all different forms. Movement, music, drawing, and painting abound in this outdoor studio for children. Stop by Inspiration Station to play an outdoor marimba. Paint with water and experiment with colors in the Color Clash Studio. Step inside to experiment with the engineering behind aquatic plants. Nature is art, and kids can discover it at the Everett Children's Adventure Garden.

Art Exhibit: The Artist Within - The Urge to Create - Queens Botanical Garden
Through September 30, 2012 - Flushing

Art Exhibit: The Artist Within - The Urge to Create Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street, Flushing NY 11355 June 1 through September 30 Fee: Free with Garden Admission Enjoy this diverse collection of artwork from the Jamaica Estates Association, on display in the Visitor & Administration Building Gallery. For more information, please call 718.886.3800.

4th Annual Storywalk - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through September 30, 2012 - Scarsdale

A guided walk along the woodland trail. Through Sept. 30.

Art Forms: 75 Years of Arts Education - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through September 30, 2012 - SoHo

The Children's Museum of the Arts will open a new exhibition of antique children's artwork on June 21 (through Sept. 30) that features, for the first time, children's works from the collections of celebrated art educators Leon Bibel, Henry Schaefer-Simmern, and Sona Kludjian. This exhibition explores art education from the 1930s to today. Approximately 30 antique works, dating from the 1930s to the 1960s, are one display, juxtaposed with more than 40 contemporary works by current New York City public school students and by the museum's teaching artists. Among the most compelling works are 10 linocut prints by Alfred Cohen, a student of noted WPA artist Leon Bibel. In 1938, at the age of eight, Cohen received significant critical acclaim for a solo exhibit of 40 paintings at the Bronx House. Public schools participating in Art Forms include: PS 347 American Sign Language and English Lower School; PS 124 The Yung Wing School; PS 130 The Hernando DeSoto School; PS 158 The Bayard Taylor School; PS 3 Charrette School; Kings Collegiate Charter School; The Renaissance Charter School; Immigrant Social Services at PS 130; Williamsburg Collegiate Charter School; PS 115 Daniel Mucatel School; PS 29 John Harrigan School; PS 243 The Weeksville School; PS 116 The Mary Lindley Murray School; The Urban Assembly New York Harbor School; and MS 413 School of the Future. This year also marks the first time that works created by teaching artists themselves will be featured alongside student artwork, thanks to more space afforded by CMA's expanded new facility and gallery on Charlton Street, which opened Fall 2011.

Paintings on Parchment - Italian Renaissance Illuminations from the Robert Lehman Collection - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through September 30, 2012 -

This installation of Italian illuminations from the Robert Lehman Collection, featuring examples by leading masters from the early fourteenth to the early sixteenth century, highlights the achievements of this art form and its close ties to painting during the Italian Renaissance. The majority of the parchment leaves and cuttings, decorated in jewel-toned palettes and gold, are initials that have been excised from choir books. Approaching the scale of small panel paintings, the Florentine and Sienese initials reflect the colossal size of these books, which enabled a large group of clergy to read the text and music at a distance. Two Northern Italian leaves, not created as part of manuscripts but as independent paintings on parchment, also blur the boundaries between the two art forms. In fact, nearly all of the illuminators represented worked in both media; paintings by three of them (Lorenzo Monaco, Sano di Pietro, and the Osservanza Master) are displayed nearby in the Lehman galleries, highlighting Robert Lehman's view of his miniatures as an extension of his paintings collection.

Pictures from the Moon: Artists' Holograms 1969-2008 - New Museum
Through September 30, 2012 - New York

In conjunction with the Museum-wide summer exhibition "Ghosts in the Machine," the New Museum will present "Pictures from the Moon" in the Lobby Gallery, which will feature a focused selection of holograms from the 1960s to the present by several leading, contemporary artists. The 1960s ushered in new technologies and new frontiers for image production. The development of laser technology in 1962 enabled the creation of holograms that displayed three-dimensional images on a two-dimensional surface. Artists were drawn to holography, hailed as a medium of the future that turned space inside out, for its spatial, volumetric, and sequential qualities, and to the creative possibilities it offered in contrast to photography, film, and early video. "Pictures from the Moon"-its title inspired by photographs of earth taken by astronauts on the first mission to the moon that also expanded our way of seeing-celebrates an alternative history of virtually unknown images by artists experimenting on the edge of visual technology. One of the earliest pioneers in the holographic medium is Bruce Nauman, whose holograms from the late 1960s furthered the physical manipulations and explorations of the body as a medium that he was conducting at the time. Nauman produced two sets of holograms between 1968 and 1969. The second set displays his body compressed, coerced, and contorted into the picture plane. "Pictures from the Moon" will include Nauman�s Hologram H from the "Second Hologram Series: Full Figure Poses (A-J)" (1969), marking one of the first times this work has been shown in New York. A surprising number of established artists soon followed with experimentations in holography that have continued over the last four decades. Artists as diverse as Louise Bourgeois, Eric Orr, Ed Ruscha, and James Turrell have all made holographic works that draw on the medium�s ability to replicate three-dimensionality and deep space to expand upon themes they so successfully mined in other formats. The haunting, domestic objects and sinister interiors that define Bourgeois's work appear wholly present in her untitled holograms from 1998. In Ed Ruscha's series of holograms produced the same year, the phrase "The End" floats at various depths in the picture plane, set against animated lines scratched into a celluloid surface, and offering a new twist on the interplay between text, landscape, and spatial representation for which Ruscha is known. Eric Orr and James Turrell, in whose works light and space function as artistic mediums, both created holograms that synthesize color, shape, illumination, and form. Turrell, who has made an extensive body of holographic work and who continues to work in the medium pushing it forward into challenging new realms, produced the largest and most recent hologram in the exhibition. In this current age of techno-dependency, "Pictures from the Moon" offers a view of the persistent attempts by artists to wrest something more from technology than that for which it was invented. As advancements in 3-D technologies are demonstrated in new formats of television and film production, the enduring hologram continues to mesmerize by expanding the artistic and visual fields that lay before our eyes.

"The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" - St. Luke's Theatre
Through September 30, 2012 - Times Square

Off Broadway Family Theatre presents an adaptation of C.S. Lewis' beloved tale, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the first in his classic series, The Chronicles of Narnia. In this creative adaptation, two actors play eight characters, both human and animal. Travel to Narnia through the old wardrobe with the four Pevensie children, and get swept into their journey to stand with the great lion Aslan against the evil White Witch. She has placed the land of Narnia under enchantment and now it is always winter, but never Christmas. Audiences will be drawn into the theater's "magic circle," where children and animals, fauns and mythical creatures come to life in this enchanting tale. Open to all, most appropriate for ages 5 and up.

Fall Registration - Theresa Academy of Performing Arts
Through September 30, 2012 - Lido Beach

The Theresa Academy of Performing Arts for Children with Special Needs(TAPA)provides after-school classes in the arts, weekend respite programs and Sunday workshops for children from ages 3 through young adult who may have various developmental disabilities such as(but not limited to)Down Syndrome,ASD,Cerebral Palsy, ADD,and ADHD. The studio space is clean,spacious and ADA compliant. The faculty consists of State certified teachers (Dance, drama and music and art education) as well as Broadway professionals and professional artists(painting, sculpture, and fabrics). Classes run in 10-week sessions. A limited number of scholarships and financial aid is available.

Yayoi Kusama - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through September 30, 2012 - New York

Well known for her use of dense patterns of polka dots and nets, as well as her intense, large-scale environments, Yayoi Kusama works in a variety of media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, film, performance, and immersive installation. Born in Japan in 1929, Kusama came to the United States in 1957 and quickly found herself at the epicenter of the New York avant-garde. After achieving fame through groundbreaking exhibitions and art "happenings," she returned to her native country in 1973 and is now one of Japan's most prominent contemporary artists. This retrospective features works spanning Kusama's career.

Sheffield Island Ferry - Sheffield Island Lighthouse - Sono Seaport
Through September 30, 2012 - Norwalk

Visit the island with its historic 142-year-old lighthouse, beaches and wildlife refuge. Visitors board the Seaport Association's 45-foot C.J. Toth catamaran for a cruise to the island then tour the lighthouse, observe wildlife in their natural habitat in the Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge, hunt for shells along the beach, dine on a picnic lunch and play on the lawns around the lighthouse. The light tower is closed for renovations.Wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes with a closed heal or back strap to keep the shoes on the feet. Flip-flops are not allowed due to safety concerns. Through September 30, 2012.

Your Ticket to TRACES, One of New York's Hottest Shows, is Free With 'New York Pass' - off-broadway
Through September 30, 2012 - New York

TRACES, the city's most acclaimed and groundbreaking circus is now included with the New York Pass. TRACES costs $86.60 by itself, with a "one-day New York Pass" costing less at just $80. The New York Pass offers free admission to over 70 tourist attractions. For more information visit www.newyorkpass.com

Just Drop In! - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through September 30, 2012 - New York

Museum educators lead creative, interactive projects for visitors that explore exhibition highlights. Suitable for families with children ages 3-10.

Back to School Drive - Families and Children Association
Through September 30, 2012 - Mineola

Family and Children's Association, Long Island's human service agency, will be accepting donations of new back-to-school supplies and clothing. This Back-to-School Drive is part of an annual effort by Family & Children's to help financially struggling Nassau County families make ends meet and prepare area children for a successful school year. This year, the agency is asking everyone to consider donating sneakers, sweatshirts and jeans along with the pencils, calculators, markers, backpacks and notebooks. If you don't have time to shop but want to help, visit www.familyandchildrens.org/donate or call 516-746-0350 x336 for exact day and time to drop off.

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.

Alighiero Boetti: Game Plan - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through October 01, 2012 - Midtown

This retrospective, organized in collaboration with the Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid and the Tate Modern in London, will be the largest presentation outside of Italy of works by Italian artist Alighiero Boetti (1940-1994) to date. Working in his hometown of Turin in the early 1960s amidst a close community of artists that included Luciano Fabro, Mario Merz, Giulio Paolini, and Michelangelo Pistoletto, among others, Boetti established himself as one of the leading artists of the Arte Povera movement. Organized chronologically, the exhibition will span Boetti's entire career beginning with his sculptural works, or objects as he preferred to call them, comprised of everyday materials including wood, cardboard, and aluminum. Brought together (many for the first time since Boetti's seminal exhibition at Galleria Christian Stein in Turin in 1967) and installed in a dense configuration inspired by the original clustered presentation, these early works convey the material experiments of the period as well as notions of measurement and chance that Boetti would play with and revise throughout his career. While Boetti is often chiefly affiliated with the Arte Povera moment, Alighiero Boetti: Game Plan will consider Boetti beyond these brief years. In 1969 Boetti began exploring notions of duality and multiplicity, order and disorder, travel and geography, and he initiated postal and map works imagining distant places. For the work Viaggi Postali, begun the summer of 1969, Boetti sent envelopes to friends, family, and fellow artists but used imaginary addresses, forwarding each returned envelope to yet another non-existent place. Boetti thus created imaginary journeys for the people he admired. In other conceptual, mail art-related works made throughout the 1970s, Boetti would use different stamps and arrange them in permutations on the envelopes to compose his art, and send postcards picturing a monument in his hometown from places around the world. The exhibition brings together these and other works related to travel, geography, and mapping, many of which relate to his extensive travels to Afghanistan, where he operated the One Hotel (archival material from which will be on view) from 1971 until the Soviet invasion in 1979. During this period, Boetti began working with local artisans to produce embroideries such as the Mappas (maps), Arazzi (word squares), and Tuttos (literally, "Everything"), important examples of which will be included in the galleries and the Marron Atrium. An important aspect of Boetti's oeuvre is drawing, which runs as a constant throughout his work. A monumental Biro (ball point pen) drawing from 1973, spelling out the title "Mettere a mondo il mondo (Bringing the world into the world)" points to some of Boetti's ideas about art making that were fundamental to his practice: that the artist, rather than inventing, simply brings what already exists in the world into the work; and that everything in the world is potentially useful for the artist. This exhibition will celebrate the material diversity, conceptual complexity, and visual beauty of Boetti's work, bringing together his ideas about order and disorder, non-invention, and the way in which the work addresses the whole world, travel, and time, proving him to be one of the most important and influential international artists of his generation.

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Your Face Squared--Community Self-Portrait Project - Bruce Museum
Through October 01, 2012 - Greenwich

This fall the museum will open an exhibition of self-portraits created entirely by the public for the public. The public is invited to submit a self-portrait created in any medium, including writing. Entries are accepted through October 1, 2012. The work must be: original and anonymous; 6-by-6 inches in size and no thicker than 3 inches; accompanied by a signed consent/waiver form. Full details and consent forms are available on the Museum's website and at the Bruce Museum Admissions Desk. The exhibit will run November 17-January 27, 2013.

Mommy/Daddy & Me - Trucks n Tiaras Inc.
Through October 03, 2012 - Mineola

Children 4-36 months will love this innovative and interactive workshop. They will be introduced to colors, shapes, blocks, singing, dancing, a bonding experience with their parent and much more. Classes meet Wednesdays; registration required. Please enter using the rear parking lot. Call or email Meera or Reena with questions.

Dig! Plant! Grow! Hands-On Guided Activities: Pollinator Pals: Bees and Butterflies - New York Botanical Garden
Through October 05, 2012 - Bronx

Plants and imaginations grow at the Family Garden, where kids are allowed and encouraged to play in the dirt. Display gardens such as the Global Gardens and the Breakfast Bowls, and daily interactive gardening activities delight and inspire. Cooking demonstrations take place every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2pm and 4pm at the Whole Foods Market Family Garden Kitchen. Through October 12.

Ghosts in the Machine - New Museum
Through October 07, 2012 - New York

Opening at the New Museum in July 2012, "Ghosts in the Machine" surveys the constantly shifting relationship between humans, machines, and art. Occupying the Museum's three main galleries, the exhibition examines artists' embrace of and fascination with technology, as well as their prescient awareness of the ways in which technology can transform subjective experiences. International in scope, the exhibition spans more than fifty years and incorporates works by contemporary artists. The works assembled trace the complex historical passage from the mechanical to the optical to the virtual, looking at the ways in which humans have projected anthropomorphic behaviors onto machines that have become progressively more human. In place of a traditional, chronological approach, "Ghosts in the Machine" is conceived as an encyclopedic cabinet of wonders: bringing together an array of artworks and non-art objects to create an unsystematic archive of man�s attempt to reconcile the organic and the mechanical. The installation at the New Museum will include artists, writers, and visionaries whose works have explored the fears and aspirations generated by the technology of their time. From Jacob Mohr's influencing machines to Emery Blagdon's healing constructions, the exhibition brings together improvised technologies charged with magical powers. Historical works by Hans Haacke, Robert Breer, Otto Piene, and Gianni Colombo, amongst others, will be displayed alongside reconstructions of lost works and realizations of dystopian mechanical devices invented by figures like Franz Kafka. "Ghosts in the Machine" also takes its cue from a number of exhibitions designed by artists that incorporated modern technology to reimagine the role of art in contemporary societies, including Richard Hamilton's "Man, Machine and Motion" (1955). Exploring the integration of art and science, "Ghosts in the Machine" also tries to identify an art historical lineage of works preoccupied with the way we imagine and experience the future, delineating an archeology of visionary dreams that have never become a reality. Many of the artists in the show take a scientific approach to investigating the realm of the invisible, dismantling the mechanics of vision in order to conceive new possibilities for seeing. Central to the exhibition is a re-examination of Op Art and perceptual abstraction, with a particular focus on the work of painters Bridget Riley, Victor Vasarely, Richard Anuskiewicz, and Julian Stanczak, amongst others. Op Art was unique in the way it internalized technology and captured both the ecstatic and threatening qualities it posed to the human body. Furthermore, the exhibition will include a number of kinetic and "programmed" artworks as well as expanded cinema pieces, which amplify the radical effects of technology on vision. A section of the exhibition will present a selection of experimental films and videos realized with early computer technology. One highlight of the installation will be a reconstruction of Stan VanDerBeek's Movie-Drome (1963-65), an immersive cinematic environment where the viewer is bathed in a constant stream of moving images, anticipating the fusion of information and the body, typical of the digital era. As technology has accelerated and proliferated dramatically over the past twenty years, artists have continued to monitor its impact. A number of contemporary artists, including Mark Leckey, Henrik Olesen, and Christopher Williams, will be represented in the exhibition. These recent works, while reflecting technological changes, also display a fascination with earlier machines and the types of knowledge and experiences that are lost as we move from one era to the next, constantly dreaming up new futures that will never arrive.

DREAMGIRLS - Harlem Repertory Theatre 2012 - The 133rd Street Arts Center
Through October 07, 2012 - New york

The Harlem Repertory Theatre presents an intimate chamber version of DREAMGIRLS with a cast of 10 that will be performed in two separate theatre spaces in the heart of Harlem. DREAMGIRLS is a musical based on the show business aspirations and successes of renowed R&B acts: The Supremes, The Shirelles, James Brown and others. The musical is a classic,"rags to riches" tale of three young African American female singers who begin as innocents and ultimately triumph over jealousies, deceptions and a ruthless music industry. Previews: August 17-19 Opening: August 24 End date: October 7 Tickets: General Seating $20 and $15 Premium Tickets $40 Box Office: SMARTTIX.com or call (212) 868-4444 http://www.smarttix.com/show.aspx?EID=&showCode=DRE20&BundleCode=&GUID=19f48a60-ccaa-4b03-8027-25bd3f87221b Length: 2:20 Intermission - 10 min Show Promo: http://youtu.be/OpKO0KWDC9s HRT Promo: http://youtu.be/2RiSXwLy8Ys www.harlemrepertorytheatre.com www.facebook.com/HarlemRep

Rineke Dijkstra - A Retrospective - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through October 08, 2012 - New York

This comprehensive mid-career survey features over 70 color photographs and five video installations by the Dutch artist Rineke Dijkstra. Rineke Dijkstra is organized by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

John Jay Homestead Farm Market - John Jay Homestead
Through October 13, 2012 - Katonah

Choice fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, cheeses, fragrance items, and other fine locally produced products will be available for sale on the front lawn at the Homestead.

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.

Josef Albers in America: Painting on Paper - Morgan Library & Museum
Through October 14, 2012 -

Josef Albers (1888-1976) is best known for his series of paintings, Homage to the Square, in which he endlessly explored color relationships within a similar format of concentric squares. Less well-known are the studies he made for these compositions. With approximately sixty oil sketches on paper, this exhibition will reveal a private side of Albers's work. These sketches were never exhibited in the artist's lifetime and have rarely been seen after his death. On view will be early studies (1930s-early 1940s), studies for Albers's Adobe series, inspired by Mexican architecture (1940s-early 1950s), and studies for Homage to the Square (1950s-1970s). These vibrant sketches provide insights into the artist's working process and, in contrast with the austerity and strict geometry of the final paintings, are remarkable for their freedom and sensuality. Works are drawn from the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation in Bethany, Connecticut and the Josef Albers Museum in Bottrop, Germany. The exhibition, which is traveling to multiple venues in Europe before coming to the Morgan (the only U.S. venue), is organized by the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung in Munich and the Josef Albers Museum in Bottrop.

Modernist Art from India - Approaching Abstraction - The Rubin Museum
Through October 16, 2012 - New York

Approaching Abstraction is the second exhibition of a three-part series, titled Modernist Art from India, that examines art from post-independence and post-Partition India. Building on the explorations between abstraction and figuration begun in The Body Unbound, the exhibition distinguishes abstraction in modernist Indian art from abstraction in Euro-American modernism and shows the independent trajectory of abstraction in post-Independence India.

Spring Fever - Yorktown Museum
Through October 20, 2012 - Yorktown Heights,

Items related to baseball players who contributed to the popularity of our national pastime are on display. Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Roger Maris, Mickey Mantle, and Sandy Koufax are just a few of the men represented. Among the many uniforms shown is one from the Mollys, a women's team from the WWII era, and one from the House of David team, who were known as the Bearded Boys. Opening reception is May 5 at 12pm. Exhibit runs through October.

Bike and Roll NYC New York at Night Tour - Bike and Roll NYC Central Park at Columbus Circle
Through October 21, 2012 - New York

Ride through Central Park for a look at some of its most famous sights, especially beautiful when they are illuminated at night. Then ride down famous Fifth Avenue to Grand Army Plaza to see the Belle Epoque architecture of the Plaza Hotel bathed in light and flanked by the contemporary architecture of the Apple Store's glass cube lit from within. The grand St. Patrick's Cathedral is next with its neo-Gothic arches, then Rockefeller Center and on to the New York Public Library where the famous lions, Patience and Fortitude, guard its steps. What do the colors on the spire of the Empire State Building mean? Your guide will explain as you step into its magnificent Art Deco Lobby. Any tour of New York's lights must include bustling Times Square where night becomes day under the area's illuminated billboards. Head north on Eighth Avenue for the final stretch, then through stunning Columbus Circle - the perfect nightcap to a perfect ride!

"Monet's Garden" - The New York Botanical Garden
Through October 21, 2012 - Bronx

This stunning tribute to French Impressionist Claude Monet showcases a seasonally changing interpretation of the garden that inspired his art. In addition, two rarely seen paintings by the artist will be on view, and films, concerts, poetry readings, and hands-on art for kids will provide rich insight into the life and work of this renowned master.

New York at Night Tour - Bike and Roll New York City
Through October 21, 2012 - Columbus Circle

While Paris may be known as The City of Light, New York should vie for the title. Ride through Central Park for a look at some of its most famous sights, especially beautiful when they are illuminated at night. Then ride down Broadway to New York's most dramatic night time location. Take in the flashing lights, the giant screens, the street artists, the scene. Ride up Eighth Avenue back to Columbus Circle where the statue, the Time-Warner Center, and the Museum of Arts & Design are bathed in light.

Central Park and Beyond Tour - Bike and Roll New York City
Through October 21, 2012 - Upper West Side

This guided bike tour is the perfect way to enjoy the bucolic beauty of Central Park and some of New York's best sights. Wind your way through Central Park's iconic wonders, stopping to learn about the park's history and sites, including the little-known Conservatory Gardens and Harlem Meer. Continue to St. John the Divine, one of the world's most famous unfinished cathedrals, rivaling Europe's greatest, and enjoy its magnificent expanse. Stop at Columbia University for a look at the site used by so many directors for so many movies and TV shows. Ride into Riverside Park for a stop at Ulysses S. Grant's impressive memorial and your lunch break (lunches can be ordered from Bike and Roll when you make your reservation, and they consist of a locavore feast of cured meats and cheeses, bread, olives, jam, sweets, plus all the miscellaneous stuff you need to make a perfect picnic wrapped up in a souvenir cotton tote -- or you can bring your own). Continue on the Greenway along the Hudson River past ships and marinas before crossing the Upper West Side for your return to Central Park. Available Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays only.

Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3 - Museum of Arts & Design
Through October 21, 2012 -

Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3/Contemporary Native North American Art from the Northeast and Southeast concludes a cycle of exhibitions organized over the past decade by the Museum of Arts and Design. Curated by Ellen Taubman and David McFadden, these exhibitions have presented a diverse panoply of new work by Native American, First Nations, Métís and Inuit artists from the continental United States, the Pacific rim, and Canada. Representing both established and emerging artists, the series has laid bare the new vitality and spirit of experimentation that has come to the forefront among the art practices of Native artists working today. All three Changing Hands exhibitions have focused on art that points toward the future, presenting works by contemporary artists who embrace and take inspiration from cultural traditions while also expressing contemporary creativity and innovation. They have sought to transcend ethnographic and anthropological interpretations, challenge preconceived notions and stereotypes of Indigenous art and artists, and ultimately to effect a reevaluation of present-day Native art in an international arena.

Capital of Capital - Museum of the City of New York
Through October 21, 2012 - Upper East Side

Capital of Capital: New York's Banks and the Creation of a Global Economy explores how the economic dynamo that is New York was made possible in great measure by its innovative and controversial banking sector. Tracing the trajectory of the city's banks from the founding of the Bank of New York by Alexander Hamilton in 1784 to their primacy in today's nation and world, the exhibition utilizes rare historical objects and images, including banking instruments, architectural renderings, and advertisements, to tell a fascinating saga of growth, innovation, and, at times, unintended consequences. In so doing, it also reveals how New York City's particular circumstances-geography, human capital, and political alignments-helped make finance a major component not only of Gotham's economy but also of its identity

Yorktown Farmers' Market - Yorktown
Through October 27, 2012 - Yorktown

Vendors offer fresh, local, and organic produce, bread and bakery items, cheese, pickles, and much more.

Friday Cheese Sale - Rainbeau Ridge
Through October 27, 2012 - Bedford Hills

Rainbeau Ridge Goat Cheese will be available for sale. Enter the driveway, park in the semi-circle and walk to the cheesehouse.

Muscoot Farmers' Market - Muscoot Farm
Through October 28, 2012 - Katonah

Fresh produce, meat, cheese, soap, candles, honey, maple syrup, flowers, fish, and baked goods are all available at the market.

Signs & Symbols - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through October 28, 2012 - New York

Drawn from the Museum's deep holdings of paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints, and photographs, Signs & Symbols sheds new light on the development of American abstraction during the critical postwar period of the mid-1940s to the end of the 1950s. Many artists active in this period who are often overlooked -- Will Barnet, Forrest Bess, Charles Seliger, and Mark Tobey, among others -- developed abstract work that remains distinct from many of the concerns associated with the canonized Abstract Expressionists, including large-scale canvases and gestural brushwork. Instead, the exhibition presents a more nuanced narrative, focused on the figurative and calligraphic "signs and symbols" present in much of the highly controlled work from this period and included in this show. In many cases, this work drew inspiration from specifically American sources and sought to foster a national aesthetic distinct from European Surrealism and Cubism. These investigations formed an important foundation for a future generation of artists--including Jasper Johns and Roy Lichtenstein--who later incorporated highly individualized systems of signs into their own work while embracing distinctly American subject matter.

Oskar Fischinger: Space Light Art - A Film Environment - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through October 28, 2012 - New York

This exhibition presents one of the first multimedia projections ever made: Oskar Fischinger's Raumlichtkunst (Space Light Art), a re-creation of his multiple-screen film events, first shown in Germany in 1926, and recently restored by the Center for Visual Music in Los Angeles. Radical in format, its display of abstract shapes and colors produces, according to Fischinger, "an intoxication by light from a thousand sources."

Mario Batali's Edible Garden - New York Botanical Garden
Through October 28, 2012 - Bronx

Mario Batali's Edible Garden returns to the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden, bringing plenty of fun for adults and kids alike, with cooking demonstrations in the Whole Foods Market Family Garden Kitchen, daily, family-friendly activities, and hands-on gardening. As a Garden friend and chef extraordinaire, Mario Batali has a featured role during The Edible Garden. Visit "Mario Batali's Kitchen Gardens," an interactive space filled with beds of vegetables and herbs where you can pick up recipes for his popular dishes, and learn how to create fresh, seasonal family meals. The fun culminates with a visit by Mario himself during the Festival Weekend in September. Through October 28.

Ridgewood Youthmarket - GrowNYC: Ridgewood Farmers Market
Through October 29, 2012 - Ridgewood

Families can support this special market,now in its fourth season. Youth from the Bushwick and Ridgewood community come out to this lively market each Saturday to sell fresh fruits and vegetables. Modeled after Greenmarket, Youthmarket is a unique solution to food access in NYC. GrowNYC purchases produce from Greenmarket farmers and trains young people from underserved areas of the city to operate a farm stand in their neighborhood as their own small business.

Discovery Wetlands Cruise - Boatworks Marina
Through October 30, 2012 - Stony Brook

Learn the importance and fragility of a wetlands ecosystem while enjoying the sweeping panorama of a salt marsh moraine and the untouched landscape of Long Island's North Shore in this 90-minute sightseeing tour aboard a 27-passenger pontoon boat.A naturalist is on board to explain ecology, geology and history of the area. Seating is first come, first served. June 16-October 30, 2012.

Space No. 1 - Extreme Kids and Crew
Through October 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.

Saturday Funday - Kings Bay Y at Windsor Terrace
Through October 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.

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.

Central Park TV & Movie Sites Tour - Central Park
Through October 31, 2012 - Upper West Side

School's out and On Location Tours is leading outdoors tours of the most filmed location in New York City: Central Park. During the month of June, children can tour free with the purchase of one adult ticket on the Central Park TV & Movie Sites tour. Experience your favorites come to life as you tour Central Park and see where the movie-magic happened. You and your kids will have the opportunity to dance and sing where the cast of Glee did in their rendition of "I Love New York," feed the pigeons like Macaulay Culkin did in "Home Alone 2," be like the Smurfs when they realized they certainly weren't in the Smurf Village anymore, and see where the final scene in "The Avengers" took place. Mention "School's Out!" during the month of June when purchasing an adult ticket to receive one free child ticket.

The Harlem Edge Cultivating Connections - Center for Architecture
Through October 31, 2012 -

The Emerging New York Architects (ENYA) Committee of the AIA NY Chapter is proud to announce the winners of its fifth biennial design ideas competition, The Harlem Edge | Cultivating Connections. One hundred seventy-eight (178) teams and individuals registered for the competition and more than ninety-eight (98) entries from sixteen (16) countries were submitted for judging. The winning entries will be exhibited at the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY, this July and be published in a competition catalog. In coordination with the exhibition, ENYA will be hosting a symposium to discuss design issues related to the winning entries and possibilities for the future development of the site and its neighboring community. Congratulations to the winners: ENYA Prize, $5000: Sym'bio'pia Ting Chin and Yan Wang, Linearscape Architecture, New York, NY, USA 2nd Prize, $2500: The Hudson Exchange Eliza Higgins, Cyrus Patell, Chris Starkey, and Andrea Vittadini, Brooklyn, NY, USA 3rd Prize, $1000: Harlem Harvest Ryan Doyle, Guido Elgueta, and Tyler Caine, Brooklyn, NY, USA Student Prize, $1000: Stairway to Harlem Daniel Mowery, Student of Architecture, University of Virginia, USA Honorable Mentions: Continuum, by Nasiq Khan, and Scott Brandi, Bayside, NY, USA Subaqueous Promenade, by Doyoung Oh, and Jaemin Ha, London, United Kingdom/Boston, MA, USA New Marine Transfer Station, by Yashar Ghasemkhani, Arash Mesbah, and Pooneh Sadrimanesh, New York, NY, USA Land Over Water Agro-Pavilion, by Michael C. Kilroy, and Jonathan Sampson, Students of Architecture, University of New Mexico, USA Greenhouse Transformer, by Dongwoo Yim, and Rafael Luna, PRAUD, Boston, MA, USA

Great Neck Farmers Market: Open For Business - Village Green
Through November 01, 2012 - Great Neck

Looking for some fresh produce or eggs? For some pasta, tomato sauce, fresh baked breads and pies? Or maybe some locally made pickles or cheese? The Great Neck Farmers Market has a wide range of high-quality, locally-produced offerings. You can even purchase freshly made doggie treats. Call 516-487-2975, x 123 for more information.

Tours - Kykuit, the Rockefeller Estate
Through November 04, 2012 - Sleepy Hollow

Kykuit, the six-story stone house and rolling hilltop estate that served as home to four generations of Rockefellers, is open to visitors beginning Saturday, May 5, through Sunday, Nov. 4. Tours are available daily throughout the season except Tuesdays. Kykuit's modern and classical art collection, architecture, and expansive gardens are consistently rated the top attraction in the lower Hudson Valley, and draw tens of thousands of visitors annually. Kykuit, which means "lookout" in Dutch, includes a six-story stone house, multiple terraced gardens, art galleries, outdoor classical and modern sculpture, and commanding Hudson River views. Its hilltop location overlooking the Hudson River and the Palisades is 500 feet above sea level. Visitors to Kykuit learn the story of the Rockefellers, beginning with John D. Rockefeller, founder of Standard Oil, whose business acumen made him the richest man in America in his day. He later became the country's first great philanthropist. By his death in 1937, he had given away more than half his fortune through various philanthropic programs. Visitors can choose from four tours: Classic, Grand, Timesaver, and Selected Highlights. The Classic, ideal for first-time visitors, is a shorter experience than the comprehensive, three-hour Grand. Besides the mansion, both of these tours include time in Kykuit's art galleries, gardens, and Coach Barn, with its collection of horse-drawn carriages, vintage automobiles, and equestrian equipment. The 90-minute Timesaver is ideal for those on tighter schedules, while Selected Highlights maximizes time in the gardens. Visitors can buy tickets online in advance, choosing the exact tour, time, and date they want to visit. Tickets are on sale at hudsonvalley.org. Historic Hudson Valley recommends advanced ticket buying, particularly for weekend tours, which fill up quickly. Besides online, tickets may be purchased by calling 914-631-8200 (service charge additional) or at the Kykuit Visitor Center at Philipsburg Manor in Sleepy Hollow. All tours start at the Kykuit Visitor Center; doors open at 9am.

Tomas Saraceno on the Roof: Cloud City - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through November 04, 2012 -

Artist Tomas Saraceno (born in Tucuman, Argentina, in 1973) will create a constellation of large, interconnected modules constructed with transparent and reflective materials for the Museum's Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden. Visitors may enter and walk through these habitat-like, modular structures grouped in a nonlinear configuration. Over the past decade, Saraceno has established a practice of constructing habitable networks based upon complex geometries and interconnectivity that merge art, architecture, and science. The interdisciplinary project "Cloud Cities/Air Port City" is rooted in the artist's investigation of expanding the ways in which we inhabit and experience our environment.

A Stately Presence: The NYPD's Mounted Unit - New York City Police Museum
Through November 04, 2012 - Manhattan

New York City police have used horse-mounted officers since at least 1858, with the opening of Central Park. Since its formal organization in 1871, the Mounted Unit has evolved into one of the NYPD's most visible and elite police units. This exciting exhibit will explore their fascinating history and continuing day-to-day operations. Through artifacts that include saddles, harnesses and uniforms, paintings, video, and historic photographs, the exhibit will delve into the lives and work of the officers known by their nickname, "10-foot cops."

Robert Wilson/Philip Glass: Einstein on the Beach - Morgan Library & Museum
Through November 04, 2012 -

Reuniting the score and designs from Philip Glass and Robert Wilson's Einstein on the Beach, this exhibition focuses on the opera's premiere performances in 1976. Visitors will enter a gallery awash in blue light, reminiscent of the opera's stage lighting, where they will encounter Glass's entire never-before-displayed autograph manuscript, as well as Wilson's storyboard, thirteen leaves encompassing 113 scene designs. Footage from the New York rehearsal, and 1976 productions in Paris, Brussels, and Venice will run continuously in the gallery; the documentary "Einstein on the Beach: The Changing Image of Opera," about the 1984 production at BAM, will be screened in the Morgan's Gilder Lehrman Hall throughout the exhibition.

Universe of Desire - Museum of Sex
Through November 04, 2012 - New York

Type. Swipe. Search. Upload. Download. Post. Stream. These are the new verbs of desire. Our most intimate thoughts, fantasies, and urges are now transmitted via electronic devices to rapt audiences all over the world. These transmissions�from sexts to webcam masturbation feeds-are anonymous yet personal, individual yet collective, everywhere and nowhere, and they are contributing to the largest sexual record to date. In short, desire has gone viral. But what does this mean? And what does it reveal about us? This exhibition explores these very questions through a lens of digital experience by examining what we are searching for, how we do it and what we leave behind on these electronic devices. In piecing this together, we begin to expose staggering truths about who we are and how we interact in this ever-changing world of modern sexuality. "As human behavior becomes more clickable than physical, we can-t help but wonder what this means for our most basic, biological impulse: sex." says Mark Snyder, Director of Exhibitions and Co-Curator of "Universe of Desire." The exhibition explores this very question by examining what we actually search for on the internet and what we leave behind. Neuroscientists Ogi Ogas and Sai Gaddam, authors of the best-selling book, A Billion Wicked Thoughts, provide much of the inspiration for "Universe of Desire." Ogas and Gaddam gathered and coded 400 million internet searches, 55 million of which (or roughly 13 percent) proved to be searches for some kind of erotic content. The findings mined from analyzing the internet habits of tens of millions of people worldwide will be on display in "Universe of Desire." These anonymous searches bring to question our identity by revealing both the expected "kinks" and "squicks" (squirm-inducing kinks), as well as the broad categories of shared desire that account for 80 percent of internet searches, including "cheating partners", "youth", "mature" and various genitalia. Confronted with this research we begin to see just how similar and different we all are as humans. Supporting this content is a variety of media that amplifies and humanizes the scientific findings of A Billion Wicked Thoughts. Showcasing artifacts from Science, Culture, Art and Technology, Universe of Desire explores the virtual cataloging of our sexual wants, infatuations and yearnings by walking patrons through the kind of sex we, as humans, look up on the internet. Photographer Natacha Merritt, author of Digital Diaries, has documented herself digitally for the last 14 years. As one of the first photographers to capture erotic imagery in a digital medium, a selection of this pioneering artist's work is exhibited for the first time in its chronology, offering a visual timeline as example of photographic evolution, serving both as record and expression of our sexual desires through the last decade. Further exploring the relationship between digital imagery and sexual fantasy, visitors to "Universe of Desire" are invited to engage with a series of video and interactive experiences. Highlights include a digital mirror created by Kevin Bleich and Gabriela Guti�rrez which literally deconstructs patrons into pixels, and projects avatars of their "digital selves" onto the walls of the gallery, while an interactive video collage from Johnny Woods lures visitors into a virtual romp of sexual artifacts designed to stimulate, provoke and delight audiences.

Exhibition: Marc Chagall - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through November 04, 2012 - Roslyn Harbor

Marc Chagall is a major exhibition that includes a significant selection of about half of Chagall’s 1957 series of hand-colored etchings of Bible stories, a series never before seen on Long Island. The exhibition portrays this important and loved artist as a storyteller, demonstrating how Chagall, throughout a long and distinguished career, incorporated facets of his early Russian-Jewish heritage into multilayered works. Chagall’s storytelling paintings portray a fantastic pictorial world where heaven and earth seem to meet. It’s a world where people and animals—cows, goats, donkeys, horses and birds—float upside down or sideways, irrespective of the laws of gravity, and couples are always in love. Chagall’s hypersensitive imagination is palpable as he shares with the viewer his memories of family in brilliantly colored works set amidst the houses and streets of his native Vitebsk. The exhibition runs through November 4, 2012.

Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900-2000 - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through November 05, 2012 - Midtown

MoMA's ambitious survey of 20th century design for children is the first large-scale overview of the modernist preoccupation with children and childhood as a paradigm for progressive design thinking. The exhibition brings together areas underrepresented in design history and often considered separately, including school architecture, clothing, playgrounds, toys and games, children's hospitals and safety equipment, nurseries, furniture, and books. In 1900, Swedish design reformer and social theorist Ellen Key's book "Century of the Child" presaged the 20th century as a period of intensified focus and progressive thinking regarding the rights, development, and well-being of children as interests of utmost importance to all society. Taking inspiration from Key, and looking back through the 20th century 100 years after her forecast, this exhibition will examine individual and collective visions for the material world of children, from utopian dreams for the "citizens of the future" to the dark realities of political conflict and exploitation. In this period children have been central to the concerns, ambitions, and activities of modern architects and designers both famous and unsung, and working specifically for children has often provided unique freedom and creativity to the avant-garde.

Mother 2 Mother (M2M) Breastfeeding Support Group - Rockland County Department of Health
Through November 09, 2012 - Monsey

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 second Friday 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 [email protected]

Mother Mother (M2M) Breastfeeding Support Group - Rockland County Department of Health
Through November 09, 2012 - Spring Valley

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 third Monday 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 [email protected]

Beauties of the Gilded Age: Peter Marie's Miniatures of Society Women - New-York Historical Society
Through November 11, 2012 - New York

Between 1889 and 1903, New York socialite Peter Marie (1825-1903) commissioned portrait miniatures of women whom he believed epitomized female beauty. His collection of nearly 300 watercolor-on-ivory miniatures stands today as a vivid document of New York�s Gilded Age aristocracy. Beauties of the Gilded Age presents likenesses of many prominent women of the era, including legendary socialite Edith Minturn, athlete Edith Hope Goddard, and social activist Emeline Winthrop. The fragile and rarely exhibited portraits will be displayed in four-month rotations in a special new gallery designed for intimate viewing.

Fashion A- Z: Highlights from the Collection of the Museum at FIT, Part Two - Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology
Through November 11, 2012 - New York

Farmers' Market @ PepsiCo - PepsiCo
Through November 14, 2012 - Purchase

Local produce and specialty items made from local ingredients every Wednesday.

Spring Valley Farmers Market -
Through November 14, 2012 - Spring Valley

Shop for fresh local apples, radishes, beets, eggs, meats, multi-grain breads, pastry, honey, chutneys, pickles, cider, and much more. Wednesdays through Nov. 14. Rain or shine.

New Rochelle Farmers' Market - New Rochelle
Through November 16, 2012 - New Rochelle

Fresh, local baked goods, fruit, herbs, organic produce, specialty foods, vegetables, and more.

Bronxville Farmers' Market - Bronxville
Through November 17, 2012 - Bronxville

Vendors offer fresh produce, including organic produce, pasture raised meats, and eggs, fish fresh from Montauk, honey, maple syrup, pickles, cheese, breads, baked goods, quiche, dips, soups, herbs, lavender and lavender products, local wines, field-cut wild flowers, bottled milk, granola, soups, cookies, hand made soaps and lotions, home spun fibers for knitting, and chutney.

Hunt's Point Farmers' Market - Msr. Raul Del Valle Square at Southern Boulevard and E.163rd Street
Through November 17, 2012 - Bronx

Featuring fresh, local produce Find fresh local apples, radishes, beets, eggs, meats, multi-grain breads, pastry, honey, chutneys, pickles, cider, and much more. EBT accepted.

Pelham Farmers' Market - Pelham
Through November 17, 2012 - Pelham

Fresh, local baked goods, cut flowers, fruit, herbs, plants, prepared foods, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

Tarrytown Farmers' Market - Tarrytown
Through November 17, 2012 - Tarrytown

Fresh, local baked goods, artisinal bread, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fish, fruit, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, soups, and more.

EmblemHealth and Harvest Home Farmer’s Markets - Roy Wilkins Park
Through November 17, 2012 - Queens

EmblemHealth and Harvest Home Farmer’s Markets are offering locally grown fruits and vegetables, cooking demonstrations and health and wellness screenings through the “Eating for Good Health” program which runs through November 17,2012.

- Piermont Farmers' Market
Through November 18, 2012 - Piermont

Shop for fresh local produce, eggs, meats, multi-grain breads, pastry, honey, chutneys, pickles, cider, and more. Held each Sunday through November 18.

Forest Hills Greenmarket - Forest Hills (outside Post Office)
Through November 18, 2012 - Forest Hills

Families can pick up fresh, locally-grown vegetables, orchard fruit, nuts, coffee, berries potted plants and flowers, honey, fresh seafood, breads, pastries and more. This market is open thru November 18.

Grow NYC: Elmhurst Greenmarket - Elmhurst Hospital
Through November 20, 2012 - Elmhurst

Families can enjoy this market located along an entrance to Elmhurst hospital, which offers a variety of local produce, orchard fruit, picked at its peak of ripeness, hearty vegetables grown in the nutrient-rich soil of Orange County's "Black Dirt" region, and freshly baked bread, pastries and granola. The market, which is open thru November 20,2012, promotes healthy living, offering recipes and cooking demonstrations to entice even the most timid of eaters and home cooks.

Croton-on-Hudson Farmers' Market - Croton-on-Hudson
Through November 21, 2012 - Croton-on-Hudson

Fresh, local baked goods, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fish, fruit, herbs, meat, organic produce, plants, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

White Plains Outdoor Farmers' Market - White Plains
Through November 21, 2012 - White Plains

An authentic, French open-air market offering everything from meats to produce to artisan cheeses and olive oil.

GreenMarket Farmers' Market - The New York Botanical Garden
Through November 21, 2012 - Bronx

The New York Botanical Garden's Greenmarket provides affordable, locally grown produce along with fresh, nutritious baked goods, and other specialty items. Talk to the farmers to learn more about the nutritional and health benefits of gardening and eating locally. Learn how to use produce from the market to make easy, nutritional meals at weekly cooking demonstrations and find out about composting, recycling, growing vegetables, and more at special demonstrations throughout the season. Hear "what's fresh" at the market each week by calling 718-362-9561 and pressing 406# to find out what you can incorporate into your meals. Open every Wednesday, through November 21, at the base of Library Allee inside the Garden's Mosholu Gate entrance. Free admission and parking to shop at the Greenmarket.

Weekly Market - Nyack Farmers Market
Through November 22, 2012 - Nyack

Stroll this weekly market to find local produce, cheese, wine, and plants. Then enjoy lunch in one of the town's many charming eateries. Rain or shine.

Robert S. Neuman's Ship to Paradise - Heckscher Museum of Art
Through November 25, 2012 - Huntington

This exhibition focuses on the colorful, large-scale, mixed-media drawings in which Robert Neuman addressed the timeless question of human folly. Through November 25, 2012.

Mother 2 Mother (M2M) Breastfeeding Support Group - Rockland County Department of Health
Through November 26, 2012 - Haverstraw

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 Monday 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 [email protected]

Big Food: Health, Culture and the Evolution of Eating - Yale Peabody Museum
Through November 28, 2012 - New Haven

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

Checks & Balances - Presidents and American Finance - Museum of American Finance
Through November 30, 2012 - New York

The US federal government was born of a fiscal crisis produced by the inability of the national and state governments to repay the heavy debts incurred winning independence from England. By luck, pluck and a sprinkling of genius, the new nation averted disaster and soon became one of the most creditworthy in history, able to fund global wars, massive territorial acquisitions and scientific and engineering feats of historic importance and unprecedented scale. Today, however, serious fiscal crisis looms again. The causes and consequences of the current economic crisis are hotly debated, but almost everyone agrees there is no easy fix at hand. Simply put, it has become too difficult to increase taxes or reduce expenditures, and solutions acceptable to both major political parties are in short supply. But the government has faced similar impasses in the past and has managed, with firm leadership, to persevere. This exhibit brings attention to the budget issues that faced five of our greatest Presidents: George Washington, Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, Woodrow Wilson and Franklin D. Roosevelt. It details how they handled those issues, sometimes with spectacular success and other times with controversial or mixed results. The exhibit also shows how each President's life experiences, including personal wealth, may have influenced decisions on important issues like the rate and type of taxation and the acceptable extent of government borrowing. In and of itself, knowledge of the past cannot improve the future, but retracing past glories and disappointments is often the best place to start.

Compost your Food Scraps! - Queens Public Library at Steinway
Through November 30, 2012 - Astoria

Parents can teach their children about sustainability by modeling green behaviors like composting. Simply bring your frozen food scraps including fruit and vegetable scraps like peels, skins, or seeds), coffee grounds (including the paper filter), tea bags, eggshells, nutshells, plain bread, and pasta (no toppings) to the weekly food waste drop off location. The Western Queens Compost Initiative will turn the rest of your food waste into a nutrient-rich compost.

Diabetes Self-Management Workshop - New York Methodist Hospital
Through November 30, 2012 - Midwood

This workshop provides helpful information for managing and living with diabetes. Call to register (required).

Spiders Alive! - American Museum of Natural History
Through December 02, 2012 - Upper West Side

For centuries, spiders have inspired storytellers, from Ovid to E. B. White to the creators of the eponymous superhero, but their actual role in diverse ecosystems around the globe is just as captivating. Spiders Alive! immerses visitors in the fascinating and complex world of spiders, among the most versatile animals on the planet: they inhabit every continent but Antarctica and are able to survive in environments that range from deserts to rainforests to crowded cities. Spiders are also important predators. By one estimate, the spiders on one acre of woodland alone consume more than 80 pounds of insects a year. Scientists have identified over 42,000 species of spiders to date, and there are at least as many more to be discovered. Among the live spiders visitors will encounter in this exhibition are the goliath bird eater, one of the largest spiders in the world, whose prey includes snakes, mice, and frogs; the venomous western black widow, one of the few North American spiders harmful to people; and species from other arachnid orders, including African whip spiders, whose whip-like feelers, up to 10 inches in length, help the animal find its way. Spiders Alive! will explore spiders' silk, venom, and little-known defensive mechanisms such as mimicry and noise making. The exhibition will also include larger-than-life models, videos, interactive exhibits, and fossils, and Museum staff will be handling live arachnids for visitors to see up close. Gallery 77, first floor

Spiders Alive! - American Museum of Natural History
Through December 02, 2012 - Upper West Side

The American Museum of Natural History announces Spiders Alive!, a new exhibition about the fascinating and complex world of spiders. For centuries, spiders have inspired mythmakers from Ovid to E. B. White to the creators of the eponymous superhero, but their actual role in diverse ecosystems around the globe is just as captivating. Among the most versatile animals on the planet, spiders inhabit every continent but Antarctica and are able to survive in environments that range from deserts to rainforests to crowded cities. "Spiders Alive! continues a tradition of museum exhibitions that bring people, especially children and families, face-to-face with ambassadors from the natural world," says Ellen V. Futter, President of the American Museum of Natural History. "In this exhibition, as in previous popular presentations of live lizards, snakes, frogs, and butterflies, our visitors will meet some of the world's most exotic and fascinating creatures who have much to teach us about the diversity of life, the fragility of natural systems, and our own responsibility to study and steward life on Earth." In Spiders Alive!, visitors will explore spiders' anatomy, diversity, venom, silk, and behavior including little-known defensive mechanisms such as mimicry and noise-making. In addition to live spiders representing 19 species, the exhibition will also include larger-than-life models of spiders, videos, a climbable spider model, and fossils. Museum staff will be handling live arachnids for visitors to see up close, and the exhibition will focus on debunking spider myths, such as: spiders need gravity to build webs, all spiders neglect their offspring, and all spiders are poisonous to humans Spiders are also important predators; without them, insect populations would explode. By one estimate, the spiders on one acre of woodland alone consume more than 80 pounds of insects a year. Scientists have identified over 42,000 species of spiders to date, and they believe that there are at least as many more yet to be discovered. Among the live spiders visitors will encounter in this exhibition are the goliath bird eater, one of the largest spiders in the world, whose prey includes snakes, mice, and frogs; the western black widow, member of one of the few North American spider groups that can be harmful to people; the fishing spider, who senses prey by resting its front legs on the surface of the water; and the golden orb-web spider, which weaves a golden web that can reach more than 3 feet in diameter. Species from other arachnid orders will also be on display, including African whip spiders, whose whip-like feelers, up to 10 inches in length, help the animal find its way; the giant vinegaroon, which may spray a foul-smelling vinegar-like chemical from its abdomen if disturbed; and the desert hairy scorpion, the largest scorpion in America. The exhibition is curated by Norman Platnick, curator emeritus in the Department of Invertebrate Zoology.

Thirty Years of Collecting: Treasures from Intrepid's Collections - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through December 02, 2012 - New York Harbor

Thirty Years of Collecting: Treasures from Intrepid's Collections will showcase objects from the museum's collections related to the historic aircraft carrier Intrepid, Growler submarine, Concorde, and the space shuttle Enterprise. The exhibit will include nearly 30 objects, many of which will be displayed publicly for the first time, such as original helmets, uniforms, letters, photographs, books, and other items that will display the "humanity behind the hardware" of the vessels at the museum.

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum's 30th Anniversary Exhibits - Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Through December 02, 2012 - New York

New exhibitions will celebrate the 30th anniversary of Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. "Thirty Years of Collecting: Treasures from Intrepid's Collections" will showcase objects related to the historic aircraft carrier Intrepid, Growler submarine, Concorde and the space shuttle Enterprise. "Thirty Years of Excellence: An Intrepid Museum Celebration" will trace Intrepid's historic journey of being transformed from an aircraft carrier into one of NYC's most iconic cultural institutions.

Absorbed by Color: Art in the 20th Century - Heckscher Museum of Art
Through December 02, 2012 - Huntington

Drawn exclusively from the Museum?s Permanent Collection, this exhibition presents an overview of color theory and its manifestations in various art movements of the 20th century, including Pointillism, Fauvism, Synchromism, Neoplasticism, Abstract Expressionism, Minimalism, and Op art. Through December 2, 2012.

Thirty Years of Excellence: An Intrepid Museum Celebration - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through December 02, 2012 - New York Harbor

Thirty Years of Excellence: An Intrepid Museum Celebration will trace Intrepid's historic journey from being transformed from an aircraft carrier into one of New York City's most iconic cultural institutions. A collection of nearly 40 items including artifacts, video footage, photographs, and other archival materials highlight the major milestones of the museum and its affiliated nonprofit organizations, including the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.

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

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

Larchmont Farmers' Market - Larchmont
Through December 15, 2012 - Larchmont

Fresh, local baked goods, artisinal bread, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fish, fruit, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

Ossining Farmers' Market - Ossining
Through December 15, 2012 - Ossining

Fresh, local baked goods, artisinal bread, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fish, fruit, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

Pleasantville Farmers' Market - Pleasantville
Through December 15, 2012 - Pleasantville

Fresh, local baked goods, artisinal bread, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fish, fruit, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

Rye Farmers' Market - Rye
Through December 16, 2012 - Rye

Fresh, local baked goods, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fruit, hand-made soaps, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, prepared foods, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

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.

Hallockville Museum Historic Farm Tour - Hallockville Museum Farm
Through December 22, 2012 - Riverhead

Step back in time to life as a North Fork farmer from the 1700's to the 1930's. Explore 28 acres along with 19 historic houses, barns and outbuildings ranging from the mid-18th century Hallock Homestead to the Depression-era Cichanowicz Farmhouse. Tour the museum's buildings, gardens and collections. Experience real farming in the museum's fields and meet cows, sheep and chickens. Through December 22, 2012.

New Amsterdam Market - New Amsterdam Market
Through December 23, 2012 - Lower Manhattan

New Amsterdam Market weekly Sunday outdoor market reopens April 29! It is held in front of the old Fulton Fish Market in Lower Manhattan on South Street between Beekman Street and Peck Slip. With over 40 regional food vendors each week selling produce, cheeses, fish, meats, breads, and delicious pastries and treats for a light lunch by the East River. The season kicks off with Bread Pavilion with over 15 bread bakers using local NYS flour. For more information visit newamsterdammarket.org.

Mommy/Daddy and Me - Bounce! Trampoline Sports
Through December 27, 2012 - Valley Cottage

Parents or grandparents with kids ages 2 through 6 can have fun in the Bounce! Jr. Zone, in the Bounce! castle, as well as on the main trampoline court. Head trainer Victor Byrne works with parents and children on a series of trampoline-based exercises and fun activities. Program meets every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon.

Kandinsky 1911-1913 - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through December 27, 2012 - New York

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

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.

Breastfeeding Support Group - 92nd Street Y
Through December 30, 2012 - Upper East Side

Breastfeeding is an evolving process that raises many questions and concerns. Meet with other moms, babies and a lactation specialist from 92nd Street Y Parenting Center to discuss topics such as the emotional ups and downs of breastfeeding, what happens when your milk supply is weak, how to juggle breastfeeding and work, and whether and how to supplement. Come when you can; no registration necessary.

SILENCE! THE MUSICAL: THE UNAUTHORIZED PARODY OF THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS - Times Scare NYC
Through December 30, 2012 - New York

This laugh-out-loud (adults only) naughty satire features a singing chorus of floppy eared lambs narrating the action as Buffalo Bill gleefully dances a hoedown while kidnapping hapless Catherine Martin. Even Dr. Lecter, scary as ever, sings about the life he'd like to lead someday outside the prison walls. Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Showtimes vary.

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 - Lower Manhattan

This exhibit leads visitors through a series of NYC 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.

The Berenstain Bears LIVE! in 'Family Matters, the Musical' - Marjorie S. Dean Little Theatre
Through December 31, 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.

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.

The Child's Place for Children with Special Needs - Brooklyn Public Library, Sunset Park branch
Through December 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.

Disney Theatrical Productions Presents 'Newsies The Musical' on Broadway - Nederlander Theatre
Through December 31, 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."

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. February 6-December 31, 2012.

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 18 years of age, have a valid driver's license and transportation, be covered under automobile insurance, and able to commit to volunteer for a minimum of four hours per month for one year. Call or go online for an application.

The Cultural Sunday Kidschool and Bar and Bat Mitzvah Programs - City Congregation for Humanistic Judaism
Through December 31, 2012 - Upper West Side

This class allow youngsters to connect to their Jewish heritage from a secular perspective. Two Sundays a month, children ages five and up have fun exploring Jewish history, traditions, holidays, culture, and ethics. The innovative Bar/Bat Mitzvah program involves classes and an individual mentored journey to discover roots, connections, and beliefs.

Mommy & Me Pilates - Evolution Pilates
Through December 31, 2012 - Port Washington

Here's a perfect way to bond with your little ones, 2-14 months. Sign up for the Mommy and Me Pilates class on Mondays.

Recovery in Action - Barnum Museum
Through December 31, 2012 - Bridgeport

The museum is now partially reopened two days a week while reparations are made on the museum which was hit by a tornado in 2010. A unique exhibition, Recovery in Action, will be presented on Thursdays and Fridays in the People's United Bank Gallery. Visitors gain insight into the complexities of a disaster recovery in a museum setting. The museum's collection of unique artifacts, including Tom Thumb's miniature carriages and P.T. Barnum's ornate furniture, will be among the many items on view.

Vital Theatre Company Presents: 'Pinkalicious, The Musical' - 45 Bleecker
Through December 31, 2012 - West Village

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.

Masterworks - The Rubin Museum
Through December 31, 2012 - New York

Masterworks: Jewels of the Collection displays some of the museum's most stunning works of art. The stylistic diversity and relationships between various strands of Himalayan and neighboring cultural and artistic traditions are represented by important works of art spanning a period of over one thousand years. In addition to a wide range of Buddhist and Hindu deities rendered in all major media, Masterworks also highlights the museum's most notable recent acquisitions, all of which have rarely or never been exhibited. Life-size facsimiles of an entire sequence of murals from the Lukhang, the Dalai Lamas' Secret Temple near the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet, provide an exceptional opportunity for viewing Himalayan art at its most lavish. The original eighteenth-century wall paintings--inaccessible to the public until the late twentieth century--uniquely depict the most esoteric of meditation and yoga practices in vivid color and detail. Created with new photographic methods by Thomas Laird and Clint Clemens, this display of large-format, high resolution pigment prints allows for even better access to the paintings than is possible in the temple itself. Their presentation at the Rubin marks the first showing in the world of prints created using this technology and also provides the first-ever opportunity outside Tibet to view full-size Tibetan murals in their relationship to portable art from the region.

Emma Lazarus: Poet of Exiles - Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Through December 31, 2012 - New York

A new exhibition held in conjunction with the 125th anniversary of the dedication of the Statue of Liberty. Known for more than a century as the author of the lines "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free...," the poet Emma Lazarus gave voice to the Statue of Liberty and generations of newcomers to America. However, few people know her fascinating story, her Sephardic background, her American roots, and her work for Jewish causes and a Jewish homeland. Learn how Emma Lazarus' journey inspired her to craft an enduring message on exile, refuge, and the promise of America.

Molecules and Health - New York Hall of Science
Through December 31, 2012 - Flushing

Molecules come in different shapes and sizes. Their shapes tell us a lot about what they do and how they interact with each other. You can't see molecules, but they're everywhere. These microscopic building blocks make up everything around you. Discover how molecules shape our bodies, medicines, and world in this hands-on exhibition.

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 [email protected] for more information.

'Flying Monsters' - American Musem of Natural History, LeFrak Theater
Through January 04, 2013 - Upper West Side

"Flying Monsters" is a new giant screen adventure about the awe-inspiring world of a group of reptiles who ruled the skies about 220 million years ago. Produced by award-winning Atlantic Productions and distributed by National Geographic Entertainment, the film follows world-renowned naturalist Sir David Attenborough as he sets out to uncover the truth about the enigmatic pterosaurs, who, after insects, were the first creatures to fly. Attenborough, who wrote and narrates the film, works with scientists and engineers to try and understand how and why pterosaurs flew, traveling to New Mexico's "Ghost Ranch," Big Bend National Park in Texas, Lyme Regis in the United Kingdom, an ancient pterosaur landing site in Southern France, a fossil pit in Germany where near-perfect pterosaur specimens have been found, and China's remote Liaoning Province in search of answers. How did creatures the size of giraffes with a wingspan of 45 feet fly through the air? The audience will be immersed in the world of the pterosaur and experience the enormous challenges these creatures faced to survive, let alone flourish, in prehistoric skies. The film will introduce viewers to Dimorphodon, the earliest known pterosaur with a complete fossil, Darwinopterus, which, with a lighter build than Dimorphodon, had a wingspan of 2.3-3.3 feet, Tapejara, which may have configured its body to sail across the ocean in search of prey, and Quetzalcoatlus, which, with a wingspan of 33-40 feet and an 8-foot-long beak, is the biggest known animal that has ever flown. Flying Monsters 3D won a BAFTA award in 2011 from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in the Specialist Factual category, Best 3D Program at the 2011 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, and Best Science Film from the Association of International Broadcasting. The film will screen at the museum through January 4, 2013. Entrance to the museum is included in movie ticket price.

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.

Colors of the Universe - Chinese Hardstone Carving - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 06, 2013 -

Stone carving is one of the oldest arts in China, its beginnings dating back to remote antiquity. Although jade, the mineral nephrite, was held in the highest esteem, all stones that could achieve a luster after polishing, be it agate, turquoise, malachite, chalcedony, quartz, jasper, or lapis lazuli, were also appreciated. Stone carving experienced an efflorescence during the Qing dynasty (1644-1911), when an abundant supply of raw materials, exceptionally accomplished craftsmen, and, in particular, keen imperial patronage contributed to the creation of numerous superb works.

Ada Bobonis: Stages, Mountains, Water - Queens Museum of Art
Through January 06, 2013 - Queens

Ada Bobonis' site-specific installation entitled Stages, Mountains, Water transforms the Museum's second floor gallery space into an invigorating chromatic environment evoking the Caribbean landscape. Geometric compositions in hues of blue and green are either painted on the wall or adhered to the glass railing facade in the form of translucent color film. Alluding to horizons and vistas, expansive bodies of land and water, the work takes its inspiration from the Panama Canal, one of the icons of 19th century aspirations for the New World. The construction of the Panama Canal (1880 - 1914) was a historical triumph of international ambition at the turn of the century. Upon completion, the 51-mile-long ship canal connected the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean by cutting across the Isthmus of Panama, and has since become a key conduit for global maritime trade. The area's topography is characterized by vast mountain vistas, the Gatun Lake, and the presence of the Panama Canal Locks (long vertical barriers of different sizes controlling the passage of over-sized ships), and is a spectacular fusion of the natural world and man's interventions upon it. Stages, Mountains, Water deftly renders the peculiar landscape of the Panama Canal in a minimal composition of color and shapes. While the color-treated glass railing facade creates an evocative aquatic effect, the "cloud of blades" overhead – clustered sculptural cutouts spanning the gallery's ceiling - symbolizes man's forceful intercession in the natural landscape that profoundly altered the location. The installation further brings the view of Flushing Meadows Corona Park and the Unisphere, a 140-foot-high steel representation of Earth built as an emblem for the 1964 World's Fair, into the gallery space itself. Separated by exactly half a century, the Panama Canal and the Unisphere - both products of the state-of-the-art engineering of their time - echo each other with the timeless human aspiration for exploration they embody, whether by taming the power of the oceans or spanning the infinite reaches of outer space.

Caribbean: Crossroads of the World - Queens Museum of Art
Through January 06, 2013 - Flushing

This exhibit features more than 400 works, including painting, sculpture, prints, books, photography, film, video, and historic artifacts from various Caribbean nations, Europe and the United States. Transcendent in scope, this exhibit examines the exchange of people, goods, ideas and information between the Caribbean basin, Europe, and North America, and it explores the impact of these relationships on the Caribbean and how it is imagined.

Chinese Gardens - Pavilions, Studios, Retreats - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 06, 2013 -

In the densely populated urban centers of China, enclosed gardens have long been an integral part of residential and palace architecture, serving as extensions of living quarters. The preferred site for hosting literary gatherings, theatrical performances, and imaginary outings, gardens were often designed following the same compositional principles used in painting. And as idealized landscapes, gardens often drew inspiration from literary themes first envisioned by painters. Not only were painters often recruited to design gardens, but as gardens came to be identified with the tastes and personalities of their residents, artists were also called upon to create idealized paintings of gardens to serve as symbolic portraits intended to reflect the character of the owner. This exhibition, which encircles the Astor Chinese Garden Court, explores the pictorial imagery of gardens as an abiding source of artistic invention. Featuring more than sixty paintings, as well as ceramics, carved bamboo, lacquerware, metalwork, textiles, and several contemporary photographs from the Museum's collection, the exhibition examines the rich interactions between pictorial and garden arts in China across more than one thousand years.

Quay Brothers: On Deciphering the Pharmacist's Prescription for Lip-Reading Puppets - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through January 07, 2013 - Midtown

This MoMA gallery exhibition and accompanying film retrospective will be the first presentation of the Quay Brothers' work in all their fields of creative activity. Internationally renowned moving image artists and designers, the Quay Brothers were born outside Philadelphia and have worked from their London studio, Atelier Koninck, since the late 1970s. For over 30 years, they have been in the avant-garde of stop-motion puppet animation and live-action movie-making in the Eastern European tradition of filmmakers like Walerian Borowczyk and Jan Svankmajer and the Russian Yuri Norstein, and have championed a design aesthetic influenced by the graphic surrealism of Polish poster artists of the 1950s and 1960s. Beginning with their student films in 1971, the Quay Brothers have produced over 45 moving image works, including two features, music videos, dance films, documentaries, and signature personal works, including The Street of Crocodiles (1986), the Stille Nacht series (1988-2008), Institute Benjamenta (1995), and In Absentia (2000). They have also designed sets and projections for opera, drama, and concert performances such as Tchaikovsky's Mazeppa (1991), Ionesco's The Chairs (Tony-nominated design, 1997), Richard Ayre's The Cricket Recovers (2005), and recent site-specific pieces based on the work of Bart�k and Kafka. In addition to their better known films, this exhibition will include never-before-seen moving image works and graphic design, drawings, and calligraphy, presenting animated and live-action films alongside installations, objects, and works on paper.

Eyes Closed/Eyes Open: Recent Acquisitions in Drawings - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through January 07, 2013 - Midtown

This exhibition is culled from the past two years of acquisitions by MoMA's Department of Drawings. Anchored in various explorations of the late 1960s, these works reveal a range of creative, intellectual, and critical impulses -- whether serving as an intimate record of the artist's practice, or purposefully crafted to address an assumed wider audience. German artist Franz Erhard Walther created a suite of "work drawings" to illustrate (both functionally and conceptually) his First Work Series (1963-69), a group of 58 interactive sculptural objects, on display at the Museum for the first time since their original presentation here in 1969. While roughly contemporary, Willem de Kooning's "Eyes-Closed" drawings of 1966, which were sketched blindly by the artist, offer a counterpoint to Walther's project and seem to embrace the traditional role of drawing as a tool of private expression, while Martha Rosler's Bringing the War Home: House Beautiful photomontage series of 1967-72 turns a critical eye to the era's sociopolitical context and expanding media sphere.

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

Designing Nature - The Rinpa Aesthetic in Japanese Art - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 13, 2013 -

"Rinpa" is a modern term that refers to a distinctive style of Japanese pictorial and applied arts that arose in the early seventeenth century and has continued through modern times. Literally meaning "school of Korin," Rinpa derives its name from Ogata Korin (1658-1716), a celebrated painter from Kyoto. It embraces art marked by a bold, graphic abbreviation of natural motifs, frequent reference to traditional court literature and poetry, the lavish use of expensive mineral and metallic pigments, incorporation of calligraphy into painting compositions, and innovative experimentation with new brush techniques. The exhibition will feature more than one hundred brilliantly executed works of art created in Japan by the Rinpa-school artists. It will be held in two rotations, the first opening on May 26, 2012; the second on September 12, 2012. Highlighting the school's most prominent proponents, this two-part presentation will trace the development of the Rinpa aesthetic and will demonstrate how its style continued to influence artists throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Comprising more than fifty works from the Museum's own holdings supplemented by forty-five loans from public and private collections on the east coast, the exhibition will include many masters' renowned works in a variety of media: painting, textiles, lacquerware, and ceramics.

Candid - The Rubin Museum
Through January 14, 2013 - New York

Homai Vyarawalla (1913-2012) was India's first female photojournalist. This exhibition, the first on Vyarawalla outside of India, will present her photography from the late 1930s to 1970, and narrate her extraordinary life with a biographical film and ephemera from her career. From early in her career, Homai Vyarawalla documented key events from the generation around Independence, including the historic meeting of Gandhi and the Congress Committee on the 1947 plan for partition, and she recorded the visits to India of world leaders and dignitaries including Queen Elizabeth, Jacqueline Kennedy, Ho Chi Minh, and Zhou Enlai. She was revered in India and her recent death at age 98 generated tributes around the world. The exhibition is presented in collaboration with the Alkazi Foundation for the Arts in New Delhi.

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

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.

Spy: The Secret World of Espionage - Discovery Time Square
Through March 31, 2013 - Times Square

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

Aesthetic Ambitions: Edward Lycett and Brooklyn's Faience Manufacturing Company - Brooklyn Museum
Through June 16, 2013 -

This exhibition highlights the nearly fifty-year career of ceramicist Edward Lycett (American, 1833-1910), creative director of the Faience Manufacturing Company from 1884 to 1890. The range of works illustrates Lycett's talent and adaptability to stylistic changes in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, as well as his vision for Faience, a company based in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, that earned acclaim for producing ornamental wares that introduced a new standard of excellence in American ceramics. These bold and eclectic pieces synthesized Japanese, Chinese, and Islamic influences characteristic of the Aesthetic movement and were sold in the United States' foremost art ware emporiums, including Tiffany & Company. Among the ceramics on view are 39 Faience pieces, including a number of large-scale vases. Also on view are Lycett's formula books, family photographs, and other ephemera; rare examples of ceramic works by his three sons; and other Brooklyn-made ceramics from the Museum�s collection.

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.

Gateway to Himalayan Art - The Rubin Museum
Through January 06, 2014 - New York

Marking the first in a series of yearly rotations, nearly twenty works of art add new dimensions and context to Gateway to Himalayan Art. Visitors will notice a greater emphasis on Hindu works, with beautiful examples from India and Nepal ranging from 12th to 19th centuries, as well as intricately-detailed thangka paintings, manuscript pages, and textiles. In every iteration, Gateway acquaints new and long-time friends of the museum with the principal concepts of Himalayan art, including important deities and symbols, the materials and techniques used in creating works of art, and the purposes and functions of these works in their sacred and secular contexts. And don't forget to pick up your Gateway Looking Guide to help you identify important figures and symbols throughout the museum. It's yours to keep.

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

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.

Understanding Memory Loss - Somers Library
Through June 04, 2102 - Somers

This program helps the audience distinguish between Alzheimer's Disease and age-associated memory impairment. Learn what the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer's Disease are, along with guidance on how to obtain a diagnosis and what treatments are currently available. Register online at somerslibrary.org or call 914-232-5717.

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