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Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on December 16


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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, December 16, 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 December 16. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Bronx, check out our complete calendar of events.

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

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

MUSIC@THE LIBRARY: Sean Smith Quartet - Westport-Library
December 16, 2011 - Westport

Bassist and composer Sean Smith performs jazz with John Ellis on the saxophones, John Hart at the guitar, Russell Meissner at the drums, and Smith at the bass. The compositions have been described as "lyrical, melodic, cinematic, and songful."

Free Teen Night @ MoMA: In the Making - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
December 16, 2011 - Manhattan

Teens can eat pizza, celebrate new work created by young artists in MoMA's "In the Making" program, and watch film shorts from MoMA's collection.

Open Gym - The Sports Place
December 16, 2011 - Blauvelt

Mention Rockland Parent when you buy five bags of tokens and get one free.

Monthly Friday Morning Talmud - Temple Sinai of Roslyn
December 16, 2011 - Roslyn Heights

Rabbi Benjamin David teaches about the holy day of Shabbat and how the Talmud itself operates. Discussions will be light, informal, and entertaining.

Burton Silverman: The Humanist Spirit - Hofstra University Museum - Emily Lowe Gallery
Through December 16, 2011 - Hempstead

The exhibition Burton Silverman: The Humanist Spirit demonstrates the continuing power of the realist tradition in the 21st century. Silverman is known for his ability to carefully balance formal visual elements in his realistic representations as he captures the very essence of his subjects. The exhibit runs through December 16, 2011.

Toddler Time - Mount Pleasant Public Library
Through December 16, 2011 - Pleasantville

Finger plays, action rhymes, songs, and stories to encourage an enjoyment of books and stimulate early listening skills, learning, and speaking skills. Recommended for ages 1 to 2-1/2 years. Weekly on Monday, Wednesday and Friday through December 16. In the Program Room.

Pre-school Story Time - Mount Pleasant Public Library
Through December 16, 2011 - Pleasantville

Finger plays, action rhymes, songs, and stories to encourage an enjoyment of books and stimulate early listening skills, learning, and speaking skills. Recommended for ages 2-1/2 to 5 years. Weekly on Monday, Wednesday and Friday through December 16. In the Program Room.

Free GED Tutoring Help - Mamaroneck Public Library District
December 16, 2011 - Mamaroneck

Do you want to get your GED, but need help with math, writing, or understanding what's on the test? Starting September 16th, tutors are available Fridays to help you prepare for the exam. Contact Robin Osborne at (914) 231-3237 or for further information.

Hansel and Gretel - Metropolitan Opera
December 16, 2011 -

The Met's wickedly funny production returns as this season's English-language holiday presentation for families, with special prices and midweek matinees. Aleksandra Kurzak is Gretel, with Kate Lindsey and Alice Coote alternating as Hansel. Robert Brubaker is the Witch who plots to bake them into gingerbread.

Ensemble ACJW - Carnegie Hall
December 16, 2011 - Manhattan

Featuring musicians of The Academy—a program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education

Stroller Tours - Katonah Museum of Art
December 16, 2011 - Katonah

Parents and caregivers can enjoy an exhibition tour specially designed for adults with children under 2 years old. Engage in conversation, participate in activities and explore ideas inspired by the Museum's exhibition, "New York, New York! The 20th Century."

An Afternoon with the Sugar Plum Fairy - City Center Studios
December 16, 2011 - Manhattan

A selection from "The Nutcracker" will be performed in an intimate studio setting. This show is an ideal introduction to ballet and the perfect performance for connoisseurs interested in the magic behind the scenes. Take home holiday sweets, an autographed memory pamphlet, and pose for a photograph with the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier.

NY Mom's World's & Destination Maternity BabyPrep Workshop Series - Destination Maternity
December 16, 2011 - Carle Place

Pamper Me Night: The third in a series of 3 workshops. Moms receive skin, hair and massage treatments, and a relaxing foot soak. Each mom-to-be will receive a goodie bag filled with sponsors products and offers. Register on-line.

Hadassah Baby Playgroup - Private Home
December 16, 2011 -

Young Women's Hadassah, the Jewish Women's Zionist Organization of America, organizes baby playgroups in Rockland County. Meet other Rockland moms and babies for a fun social gathering. Contact for location and more information.

Girls Night Out - Piece of My Art
December 16, 2011 - Port Washington

Girls ages 8-12 years can enjoy a special tween night every Friday of every month. The evening includes pizza, drink, and 2 pieces of select pottery. Parents drop the kids off and can enjoy a romantic dinner together.

START (Story + Art) - Long Island Children's Museum
December 16, 2011 - Garden City

Kids listen each week 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.

Music and Movement - Long Island Children's Museum
December 16, 2011 - Garden City

It's music, music, music. Musical instruments and catchy sing-along songs get the youngest children to move their bodies.

Holiday Candlelight Evenings - Old Bethpage Village Restoration
December 16, 2011 - Old Bethpage

Candlelit homes, hot mulled cider, traditional holiday music, stories of Christmas past and old-time contra dancing will capture the holiday spirit of 19th century Long Island during these special evening programs. A holiday craft show will be presented in the decorated Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall.

Family Fun Pizza & Movie Night - Charlotte's Place
December 16, 2011 - Financial District

Bring the family for free pizza and screenings of the classic "A Charlie Brown Christmas" (1965) and "Martin the Cobbler" (1977), a film based on Leo Tolstoy's "Where Love Is, God Is," in which a lonely shoemaker discovers that by helping others, he finds peace. Tolstoy's daughter, Alexandra, narrates this endearing claymation film.

Superstars Show - Murray Avenue Elementary School Auditorium
December 16, 2011 - Larchmont

K-5th grade performance classes strut their stuff at this end-of-semester show, with a special performance by the Applause Weekend Workshop cast. For tickets: 914-835-2200 or

Gingerbread House Workshop - Taste Buds
December 16, 2011 - Manhattan

Each parent/child pair will work together to design and decorate their very own gingerbread house. Choose from a variety of decorating options as you listen to cheerful holiday tunes.

Holiday Workshop - Jill's Ceramics
December 16, 2011 - West Nyack

Paint a dish, candy box, menorah, or other holiday-themed item for Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanza. Jill's Ceramics offers a wide variety of plaster pieces that can be painted and taken home the same day or glazed with an assortment of finishes. Please call to RSVP.

Winter Fest - Central Park Zoo
December 16, 2011 - New York

Relish the beauty of the Zoo at the best time of the year—the winter holidays! On the first three Fridays and Saturdays in December, we're open until 6:30 p.m. so you can stop by in the afternoon or after work for a stroll under thousands of twinkling lights. Visit cold-weather creatures, enjoy family activities and Wildlife Theater in the Zoo Gallery, see two wintry 4-D features, and watch the animals enjoy seasonal treats during holiday enrichment sessions. Also enjoy holiday shopping at the Zootique, take a family photo, and treat yourself to holiday cookies, cocoa, soups, and other seasonal snacks in the Dancing Crane Cafe. Activities take place 2:00–6:30 p.m.

FAM FLIX: Snowglobes, 'Polar Express,' & An Evening Out - Orange Splot Art Spot
December 16, 2011 - Peekskill

Families will enjoy an evening out making art inspired by popular kids movies. This month: "The Polar Express," plus a snowglobe workshop. Popcorn included.

Kidz Cook - Staten Island Children's Museum
December 16, 2011 - Staten Island

A New Orleans classic. Enjoy shaping, frying & eating Beignets-don't forget the powdered sugar on top!

NYC: A Teenage Winter Dream! - Irvington Town Hall Theater
December 16, 2011 - Irvington

Sleepy Hollow Performing Arts Center's original production is a holiday romp in New York City, following the hijinks and whimsy of young teenagers in love. Set on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, this holiday music-and-dance spectacle mixes a dash of "Modern Family," "High School Musical," and "Glee," to create an evening of entertainment and laughter for the whole family. Call Sleepy Hollow PAC at 914-909-5070 for tickets. December 16, 17 and 18.

LEGO League - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
December 16, 2011 - Garnerville

Use the library's LEGOs or bring your own. Work with friends or make new ones. No registration required.

Tween LEGO Engineers - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
December 16, 2011 - Garnerville

Use the library's LEGOs or bring your own. Work with friends or make new ones. No registration required.

Christmas Film and Craft - Rose Memorial Library
December 16, 2011 - Stony Point

Toddlers are invited for a Christmas film and simple craft activity. Pre-registration is required.

Tales for Tots - The Field Library
December 16, 2011 - Peekskill

Drop-in, interactive storytime for tots 2 and older with a caregiver. Stories, songs, fingerplays, and fun. December 2, 9, 13 and 16.

Tony Award-Winner Debbie Gravitte - Ridgefield Playhouse
December 16, 2011 - Ridgefield

Debbie Gravitte puts together a cast of all-star friends, including Broadway performers and an a capella group, for a night of holiday classics and Broadway show tunes.

Movie Screening: Nashville - Museum of the Moving Image
December 16, 2011 - Astoria

Not much is bigger than Nashville, which is exactly why you should grab your partner and dosey doe down to the Museum of the Moving Image for a screening of the movie Nashville. Part of the See it Big series, the movie is set in the nation's country-music capital. Cramming the wide screen with the comings and goings of a 24-character ensemble, Altman creates an incredible cacophonous entertainment, equal parts comedy and tragedy, which features terrific original songs and an unforgettable ending.

The Littlest Pilgrims - Rochambeau Theater
December 16, 2011 - White Plains

A musical adventure of two children and their voyage on the Mayflower. What's it like to leave home for a new place? What's the New World like? Who lives there? What kind of food will there be? Back this year by popular demand, this show has become a Thanksgiving tradition for many schools and groups in our area. December 15, 16, & 17.

Bucky Pizzarelli Guitar Trio - Flushing Town Hall
December 16, 2011 - Flushing

It may not be Justin Bieber, but kids might (with exposure) come to appreciate other artist's musical stylings. Known as "the master of the 7-string guitar", Bucky Pizzarelli's career spans over 60 years from the Vaughn Monroe Orchestra to the Johnny Carson Tonight Show, hundreds of concerts including White House performances with Benny Goodman and Frank Sinatra, and tours with Benny Carter and Charlie Byrd. Pizzarelli is joined by guitarist and vocalist Ed Laub, who studied under Pizzarelli and performs regularly with him, and jazz guitarist Ron Jackson, one of the most versatile guitarists in the New York music scene.

Holiday Celebration - Old Westbury Gardens
December 16, 2011 - Old Westbury

Period rooms are decorated with wreaths, mantelpiece drapes, topiaries, plants and other horticultural arrangements. Antique clothing and toys will be on display and children can create crafts and share their holiday wishes with Santa. Visit the Gift Shop for hard-to-find presents and enjoy hot cider and cookies on the West Porch.

Holiday Night Hike - New Canaan Nature Center
December 16, 2011 - New Canaan

Bundle up for an after-hours night-time journey along the trails to explore the sights and sounds of the winter night. The group also learns about one or more of the resident animals and after the hike, gathers around the campfire to roast marshmallows and warm up. Call to register.

Owl Prowl - Old Westbury Gardens
December 16, 2011 - Old Westbury

A wildlife expert from the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary will bring live owls for a meet and greet and later lead an outdoor search. After the tour, visit festively decorated Westbury House.

Amahl and the Night Visitors - Veteran's Memorial Hall at Snug Harbor
December 16, 2011 - Staten Island

Harbor Lights Theater Company performs this classic tale of the three kings, a disabled child named Amahl, and his mother.

Parents' Night Out - Great Play
December 16, 2011 - Scarsdale

Parents' Night Out is a drop-off program that gives parents the opportunity to take a well-deserved break while children have a blast in a patented interactive arena. There will be age-appropriate Great Play games and stations, cheese pizza and water for dinner, story telling, and jokes. (You are welcome to provide snacks or alternate food as long as it does not contain nuts.) After dinner there will be motor development games followed by movie time on mats - a G-rated movie on Great Play's 80 s/f screen. Kids should wear pj's or comfy clothes and bring their favorite blanket, pillow, or sleeping bag. Parents' Night Out is open to both Great Play members and non-members. For ages 3-10 years (must be potty trained). Call the gym at 914-713-3470 for details.

Lantern Light Tours - Mystic Seaport
December 16, 2011 - Mystic

This guided tour travels back in time to tell the story of the Cady family's efforts to prove that love and kindness matter more than gold, and that, if you believe hard enough, miracles really do happen.

Happy Holiday Stories and Crafts - Brooklyn Public Library, Walt Whitman branch
December 16, 2011 - Fort Greene

Hear stories celebrating the holiday season and make a holiday craft.

Playful Discovery - UCONN Campus
December 16, 2011 - Stamford

Participate with your child in this program designed to foster socialization, school readiness, speech, language, intellectual development, emotional development and motor development.

Family Concert with City Winds Trio - Norwalk Library
December 16, 2011 - Norwalk

Enjoy a performance of The Nutcracker and other holiday music.

Astronomy Nights: Star of Bethlehem - Stamford Observatory
December 16, 2011 - Stamford

Enjoy a short presentation on the Star of Bethlehem, then, weather permitting, view the night sky through a 22-inch telescope.

"Mostly Bournonville and Petipa" - Symphony Space
December 16, 2011 - Upper West Side

Students of Gelsey Kirkland's Academy of Classical Ballet, located in downtown Manhattan, present a concert featuring excerpts from ballets by choreographers Bournonville and Petipa, including "Swan Lake," "Sleeping Beauty," "La Bayadere," and other classics.

Family Friday Pizza & Movie Night- A Charlie Brown Christmas & Martin the Cobbler - Charlotte's Place
December 16, 2011 - New York

It’s Friday night, you made it through the week, the kids are hungry, and you’re too tired to cook. Bring the whole family to Charlotte’s Place (109 Greenwich Street in Lower Manhattan) at 6 PM on December 16 for free Family Friday Pizza & Movie Night. December’s movies are A Charlie Brown Christmas & Martin the Cobbler. In the first film, Charlie Brown looks beyond the commercial trappings of the holiday season and finds the true meaning of Christmas. In the second film, based on Leo Tolstoy’s Where Love Is, God Is, a lonely shoemaker discovers that by helping others, he finds peace. Tolstoy’s daughter, Alexandra narrates this endearing claymation film. Charlotte’s Place is a gathering space in Lower Manhattan. Open to everyone, it is supported and operated by Trinity Wall Street, an Episcopal parish in the city of New York. For upcoming events, visit, or check the Charlotte’s Place Facebook and Twitter pages. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ WHAT: Family Friday Pizza & Movie Night Trinity Wall Street continues its series of free family movie and pizza nights at Charlotte’s Place, a gathering space operated by Trinity, with A Charlie Brown Christmas, where Charlie Brown searches for the true meaning of Christmas, and Martin the Cobbler, where Martin learns to help others. WHEN: Friday, December 16 from 6 PM -7:30 PM WHERE: Charlotte’s Place 109 Greenwich Street (rear of 74 Trinity Place), between Rector and Carlisle Streets ADMISSION: Free and open to all INFORMATION:; 212-602-0800 Follow Charlotte’s place on Twitter (@CharlottesPlc) and Facebook (

Annie - CM Performing Arts Center
December 16, 2011 - Oakdale

Leapin Lizards. The comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the best-loved musicals. Boasting one of Broadway’s most memorable scores, including “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” “N.Y.C.,” and “Tomorrow,” Annie is a theatrical experience for the entire family.

A Wonderful Life - John w. Engeman Theatre
December 16, 2011 - Northport

Frank Capra's iconic film comes to the stage. George Bailey desire to see the world is stymied by his loyalty to the family business. Eventually he learns the true meaning of friendship, community and love and that the good guy eventually prevails.

Works & Process: "Peter and the Wolf" - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
December 16, 2011 - Upper East Side

Isaac Mizrahi will narrate Sergei Prokofiev's charming children's classic, as New York City Opera's Music Director George Manahan conducts the Juilliard Ensemble. Artist Jason Hackenwerth will bring the production to life with an installation of newly commissioned balloon sculptures representing each character in the story.

Handel's 'Messiah' - Avery Fisher Hall
December 16, 2011 - Lincoln Center

New York Philharmonic presents this classic oratorio, featuring the stirring "Hallelujah Chorus," performed by four singers accompanied by the Westminster Symphonic Choir.

Introductory Session - Green Meadow Waldorf School
December 16, 2011 - Chestnut Ridge

Parents of prospective students are invited to view "Waldorf Education: A Vision of Wholeness," meet with the school's administrator, then take a tour of the campus. Pre-registration is required; contact Patricia Owens, Admissions Coordinator, at or 845-356-9715.

A Celebration in Lights - Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck
December 16, 2011 - Center Moriches

The grounds of the camp have been decorated with lights that can be viewed from your car. Funds benefit the camp and its programs. For more information go to

The Learning Tree Multi-Cultural School Fundraiser - Harlem State Office Building
December 16, 2011 - Harlem

This event, sponsored by "Living the Wealthy Life," includes a dedication in honor of Will Innis and a toast to Nicole and Nathaniel Bailey. Guest appearances include attorney Lauren P. Raysor, author of "Living The Wealthy Life"; actress/activist/comedienne Phyllis Stickney; jazz singer Raphael DeForest; and 8-year-old rapper "Lil' Man."

Om Work: Bold/Fierce Warriors - Superior Martial Arts
December 16, 2011 - Saint James

Yoga for children ages 6-10 years. Call to register.

OMGirls: Radiant teen Warriors Class - Superior Martial Arts
December 16, 2011 - Saint James

A yoga class for tweens and teens to help build strength and flexibility while promoting self-confidence, awareness, stability and control. Call for more info and to register.

Holiday Dinner Cruise - Statue Cruises
December 16, 2011 - New York

Enjoy a holiday dinner cruise aboard Statue Cruises. A delicious buffet dinner, festive holiday music and the stunning New York vistas. Statue Cruises makes this a perfect outing for family, friends or coworkers to celebrate the holiday. WHAT YOU GET - Holiday Buffet; Unlimited House Wines, Domestic & Imported Beers, Soda & Water; Full Bar available for purchase; Live DJ Entertainment. BOARDING TIMES - Liberty Landing Marina, New Jersey: 6:15pm; Gangway 3, Battery Park, New York: 6:45pm. CRUISING TIME 7:00pm - 9:30pm. Tickets: $79.

Swedish House Mafia - Madison Square Garden
December 16, 2011 -

The Swedish house music group performs.

'Hansel & Gretel' - Metropolitan Playhouse
December 16, 2011 - Manhattan

A special holiday presentation of the classic fairytale told through music (sung in English) and humor. Aleksandra Kurzak is Gretel, with Kate Lindsey and Alice Coote alternating as Hansel. Robert Brubaker is the Witch who plots to bake them into gingerbread. The Grand Tier Restaurant will introduce prix-fixe menus to run concurrently with the show and pair with its theme. There will be prix-fixe adult and children menus, comprised of authentic dishes that reflect the German fairytale opera. Guests can enjoy delicacies including roasted weisswurst, chicken wiener schnitzel, German almond torte, and gingerbread cupcakes.

WFC In the Loop - World Financial Center Winter Garden
December 16, 2011 - Battery Park City

Join a group of experienced yarn crafters led by instructor Ina Braun of Tante Sophie avait un chien knitting studio to create handmade garments for charity. Yarn is provided, you bring the needles and visit for updates on patterns and necessary supplies. This month's projects, hats and mittens, will be donated to The Doe Fund.

Holiday Caroling and The Trinity Youth Chorus’ Rendition of Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols - St. Paul's Chapel
December 16, 2011 - New York

The Trinity Youth Chorus performs their annual concert of Benjamin Britten's Ceremony of Carols. After the concert, the Chorus leads the audience in holiday caroling. Melissa Attebury conducts.

Tropican at the Triad - The Triad Theatre
December 16, 2011 - New York

On December 16th, we're presenting an opulent tribute to 1950s Havana Cuba. It'll be a unique night of latin themed song and dance and beautifully sophisticated burlesque, taking our guests on a journey back to when Cuba was synonymous with mystery and romance. On a cold December night, Tropicana will be the perfect place to take that special someone and turn up the heat with scorching salsa beats and a sexy vintage spectacle. The once-in-a-blue-moon lineup will include the eternally charming host Bastard Keith, Medianoche (as recently seen on tour with Dita Von Teese), Grace Gotham (singer and seductress), La Maia, Beelzebabe, Hazel Honeysuckle, Kita St. Cyr and a special finale featuring The Rhinestone Follies with Ginger Brown and Cheeky Lane. Venue Tour:

The Philly Soul Show featuring Bunny Sigler & Instant Funk - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
December 16, 2011 - New York

What do you get when you put a Grammy Award winning Singer, Producer and Songwriter of the 70's "Philly Soul" era together with one of the most famous 70's Funk Bands in America? You Get the Ultimate Experience to PHILLY SOUL featuring Bunny Sigler "Mr. Emotion" himself and backing him up, none other than the famous "Instant Funk" band. Together these two great legendary artists perform all the great hits of the Philly Soul era...Songs everyone remembers from the O'Jays, Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, The 3 Degrees, The Delfonics and many other great artists of the time. Of course (Mr. Emotion) will include his #1 songs as well as Instant Funk's DISCO hits. WARNING!!! No sitting down in this show...Be prepared to sing and dance the night away as we take you back in time....

Into the Void - The Music of Black Sabbath - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
December 16, 2011 - New York

Into the Void is a band that plays Black Sabbath's music from the Ozzy years. The musicians in the group were hand-picked from three different tribute bands. Vocalist Rick Woods comes from Black Bloody Black, guitarist Aaron Kipness and bassist Marty Beck come from Bargain (The Who tribute band), and drummer Tom Capobianco comes from Sabbra Cadabra and Black Dog. ??Woods's vocals are a dead-on representation of Ozzy Osbourne that has never been topped. Kipness built a special amplifier and effects pedals from scratch to exactly replicate Tony Iommi's signature sound, and he spent many hours learning the requisite solos and songs note for note. Beck captures the true essence of Geezer Butler's style and tone by using identical basses and high-powered amplification. And Capobianco, a veteran of drumming Black Sabbath's music for over 20 years, pounds his Ludwig drums relentlessly in true Bill Ward fashion. ??Into the Void boasts an extensive songlist and even plays Black Sabbath albums in their entirety. Tonight's show is one such performance and will feature the band playing Black Sabbath's self-titled 1970 debut, as well as the group's timeless hits. If this sounds good to you, come out to B.B. King Blues Club for what is sure to be an amazing show!

Parents Night Out - Kids Party - Cupcake Corner Too
December 16, 2011 - Garden City

Children will be entertained while parents have a much needed date night, go Christmas shopping, catch up on errands… Activities include cupcake decorating, crafts, dancing, storytime, a holiday-themed movie and more. Registration and prepayment required.

Holiday Caroling and The Trinity Youth Chorus’ Rendition of Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols - St. Paul's Chapel
December 16, 2011 - Lower Manhattan

The Trinity Youth Chorus performs its annual concert of Benjamin Britten's Ceremony of Carols. After the concert, the Chorus leads the audience in holiday caroling. Melissa Attebury conducts.

Lucy Wainwright Roche - Highline Ballroom
December 16, 2011 -

A member of music family royalty, Lucy Wainwright Roche grew up in Greenwich Village, New York City. Her father is Loudon Wainwright and her mother is Suzzy Roche of The Roches. But Lucy had other plans for herself. She always thought she'd be a teacher, and she earned her Master's Degree in Education in 2007. She hit the road to sing back up with her brother, Rufus Wainwright, on his 2007 tour. Since then, she's recorded two critically acclaimed EPs – 8 Songs and 8 More – both of which have been wholeheartedly embraced by her fans. She's won hearts opening up for Neko Case, The Indigo Girls, Rufus Wainwright, Girlyman, Amos Lee, Lucy Kaplansky, Dar Williams, Mary Gauthier, Loudon Wainwright, and The Roches, among others, and she also tours England and the U.S. as a headliner. In 2010, Lucy released her first full-length album, simply entitled Lucy. This album, a breath of fresh air, includes special guest artists pals Girlyman and the Indigo Girls, as well as The Roches, Loudon Wainwright, and Kelly Hogan. Her tales of life as seen from the road are masterfully told as she moves in and out of stories and song, creating a unique tapestry that weaves the ordinary into the magical. You won't hear a false note from this shining star; she's heartbreaking in a good way, and funny too. Lucy's a masterful performer. She's a straight shooter, simple and direct, with loads of charm. But watch out – her hauntingly angelic voice and wickedly perceptive songs will get you every time.

Winterfest - Central Park Zoo
December 16, 2011 - Manhattan

On the first three Fridays and Saturdays in December, the zoo is open until 6:30pm so visitors can stop by in the afternoon to stroll under thousands of twinkling lights, visit cold-weather creatures, enjoy polar-themed performances in the Wildlife Theater, make winter crafts, and watch the animals enjoy fish-cicles, fruits, and other favorite treats during holiday enrichment sessions. The Central Park Zoo's 4-D Theater will be showing "The Polar Express" 4-D Experience, based on the film from Warner Bros. Pictures and Shangri-La Entertainment and "Planet Earth: Ice Worlds 4D Experience" from BBC Earth. For a break from the chilly air, warm up with birds, lemurs, and tortoises in the Tropic Zone, a steamy 80 degrees all year long. Schedule: 2-6pm - Wildlife Theater performances on the hour in the Zoo Gallery 2:30-5:30pm - Live Animal Encounters on the half hour in the Zoo Gallery 2-6:30pm - Crafts in the Zoo Theater Classroom 3:15pm - Presents to the penguins 5:30pm - Presents to the polar bear Special Performances and Meet and Greet: December 10 - "If You Really Love Polar Bears" performance by Making Books Sing at 2pm and 3pm in the Zoo Gallery December 18 - Sprout TV - Super Why and character appearances at 2pm in the Zoo Gallery.

It's a Wonderful Life" Live Radio Play - Queens Theatre
December 16, 2011 - Queens

Celebrate the season with the heartwarming classic re-imagined as a live 1940’s radio broadcast. Five actors bring George Bailey, Mary, the angel Clarence and the townspeople of Bedford Falls to life, playing dozens of characters and performing all the sound effects, just as they did during the golden age of radio. Don’t miss this fresh new take on the beloved film.

Ebenezer - Westchester Sandbox Theatre
December 16, 2011 - Mamaroneck

The classic Dickens' story brought to life by the YPT Kids & Tweens! Call 914-630-0804 for tickets.

Holiday Workshop for Kids: Arts & Crafts at the Jacadi Boutique - Jacadi Madison Avenue Boutique
December 16, 2011 - Upper East Side

Jacadi, the iconic French children's brand, partners with French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF) to present the fourth in a series of customized workshops designed to bring French language and culture to parents and their children at select Jacadi stores in the metropolitan area. Celebrate the holidays with an afternoon of seasonal arts & crafts. Children will create snowflakes and gingerbread ornaments and learn a special French holiday song. Enjoy 10 percent savings on all purchases made during the event and receive a complimentary tote. Children are required to be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the workshop. Space is limited. RSVP by Wednesday, December 14.

A Winter Warm up Night at Skyroom ! - Skyroom
December 16, 2011 - New York

On December 16th Skyroom Fridays celebrate the Winter 2011 - A winter Warm up Night with special guest from Boston DJ UPTOWN & DJ BORIS GLUCK. Join us at our heated Outdoor And Indoor Rooftop Soiree in the Skies of NYC to start your weekend in style! If you haven't been to Skyroom on a Friday night, read about it at - one of the best kept secret in town. For guest list and reservations contact us at - Please note that trendy cocktail attire is highly suggested. Table reservations for groups are highly recommended. Skyroom New York City - Tallest Indoor And Outdoor Rooftop Oasis - 330 West 40th St -

"Rap Guide to Evolution" - Soho Playhouse
Through December 17, 2011 - Manhattan

Writer and performer Baba Brinkman performs his clever reworkings of popular rap singles as well as his own originals to illustrate natural selection, sexual selection, evolutionary psychology and much more.

Children's Classes in Ballet and Flamenco/Salsa Fall 2011 - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through December 17, 2011 - New York

Flamenco Latino offers affordable Flamenco/Salsa and now also Ballet classes for children at their midtown studio this fall. September 10-December 17, 2011. 12 weekly classes with breaks for Jewish holidays and Thanksgiving. Wednesday - 4:30-5:30 pm, Flamenco/Salsa, Ages 7-12; 5:30-6:30 pm, Beginner Ballet. Friday - 4:00-5:00 pm, Beginner Ballet; 4:30-5:30 pm, Flamenco/Salsa, Ages 7-12. Saturday - 12:00-1:00 pm, Basic Beginner Ballet; 1:00-2:00 pm, Flamenco/Salsa, Ages 7-12. All Flamenco/Salsa Classes taught by Aurora Reyes. All Ballet Classes taught by Rosemarie Lindt. Prices for Fall 2011 Term: 12 classes, $120 (one class per week, $12/class); 24 classes, $220 (two classes per week, about $9/class); 36 classes, $300 (three classes per week, about $8/class!). 4 classes trial pack, $45 (you can apply this payment to upgrade to 12-pack, 24-pack, 36-pack). Single Trial Class (one time only), $12. Class for adult along with your children, $12/each. Email or call 212-399-8519 for info and to reserve.

Beginner Flamenco Singing Class-Fall Session - Flamenco Latino
Through December 17, 2011 - New York

Flamenco Latino offers a new class in Cante (flamenco singing) for beginners. Most classes will be led by Alfonso Cid with a couple of sessions led by Basilio Georges and Aurora Reyes on the established material. Fall Session runs September 8-December 19, 2011 on Thursdays 6:30-7:30 pm at Flamenco Latino Studio 250 W. 54th St., Suite 404 New York, NY 10019 212-399-8519 Cost: Fall term prices: --12 pack paid in advance- $192.00 ($16/class) --12 pack paid in three installments by credit card- $204.00($68/4wk term, $17/class) --4 pack paid in advance-$72.00 ($18/class) --Walk in class- $20.00 (only available until 9/27) In this course, students will learn the basics of flamenco singing, emphasizing diaphragmatic breathing and voice placement or “impostatción.” The class will start building upon basic cante repertoire such as sevillanas, tangos,fandangos and rumbas. The class will also focus on flamenco rhythms and handclapping, flamenco scales and terminology so students can communicate in the traditional lingo with guitarists and flamenco dancers. Lyrics and translations of the “letras” will be provided. The course is taught in English, and no previous knowledge of music or Spanish is required. It is ideal for people who want to deepen their understanding of flamenco music or for flamenco dancers who want to broaden their experience of this art form. Please respond by email or call 212-399-8519 with questions or to reserve.

Basic Beginner Flamenco this Fall - Flamenco Latino
Through December 17, 2011 - New York

Discover flamenco at Flamenco Latino in midtown Manhattan! Aurora Reyes offers a Basic Beginner Flamenco class on Monday evenings. Mondays from 6-7 PM, Fall term runs September 12- December 19, 2011. at Flamenco Latino Studio 244 W 54th Street, 4th floor (bet. B-way and 8th Ave.) Fall term prices: --12 pack paid in advance- $192.00 ($16/class) --12 pack paid in three installments by credit card- $204.00($68/4wk term,$17/class) --4 pack paid in advance-$72.00 ($18/class) --Walk in class- $20.00 (only available until 9/27) Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes with a hard sole. For ladies, pumps are preferred. Email or call with questions and to reserve: 212-399-8519

The New York Pops - John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey Wish You a Swingin' Christmas - Carnegie Hall
Through December 17, 2011 - Manhattan

The couple described by The New York Times as "a musical match made in heaven" swing seasonal favorites from the era when Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole and Rosemary Clooney ruled the airwaves.

Handel's Messiah - New York Philharmonic
Through December 17, 2011 -

Comfort Food Made Easy – Life's Work Cooking Classes - Life's Work
Through December 17, 2011 - East Rockaway

This weekly cooking class is for 13-19 year olds on the Autism Spectrum. The class meets every Saturday to teach teens how to effortlessly prepare their favorite comfort foods.

Annie Jr. - Studio Theatre
Through December 17, 2011 - Lindenhurst

This heart-warming tale of Annie's adventures, her escape from the orphanage, and the wicked Miss Hannigan to a new life with Daddy Warbucks will delight audiences of all ages. Performances are on Saturdays and run through December 17, 2011.

The Man Who Came to Dinner - The Pecadillo Theatre Company
Through December 17, 2011 - New York

This holiday season, the Peccadillo Theater Company presents Hart & Kaufman’s THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER, starring Drama Desk Winner Jim Brochu and Tony Award® winner Cady Huffman. In this hilarious comedy satire, celebrated critic and radio personality, Sheridan Whiteside, slips on an icy doorstep while on a December lecture tour. Confined for several weeks of recovery at the Midwestern home of the utterly conventional Mr. and Mrs. Stanley, he proceeds to turn the family's life inside out with his incessant demands, long-distance phone calls and parade of eccentric celebrity guests. As Whiteside's secretary Maggie says: "He would have his mother burned at a stake if that was the only way he could light his cigarette!" Don’t miss the first New York revival of this classic comedy in over a decade! GET 15% OFF TICKETS! TO ORDER: • Click here ( use code PTCHHC • Call 212-352-3101 and use code PTCHHC RESTRICTIONS: Offer valid for performances 11/25/11 - 12/18/11. Offer subject to availability and may be revoked at any time. Online and phone orders subject to applicable fees. Offer expires 12/18/11.

Winter Thanksgiving: The Winter Solstice - Mashantucket Pequot Museum
Through December 17, 2011 - Mashantucket

Enjoy the puppet show, Yah-How or Pushing Up the Sky, a traditional story that comes from the Northwest coast tribes or listen to storyteller,Meredith Vasta (Turtle Mountain Chippewa) share stories for children of all ages. Visit with local Native artists who offer unique holiday gifts.

Annual Arts Faculty Exhibit - Rye Arts Center
Through December 17, 2011 - Rye

This annual event offers the public an opportunity to see recent work from The Rye Arts Center's exceptional faculty of teaching artists. The opening reception will take place on Thursday, December 1, from 6:30-8pm. Through December 17.

The National - Beacon Theatre
Through December 17, 2011 - New York

Brooklyn-based The National will take the stage of The Beacon Theatre for 6 shows, highlighting hits and songs from their most recent album, High Violet.

Holiday Toy and Coat Drive - Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway
Through December 17, 2011 - Yonkers

For the fifth straight year, Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway and Catholic Charities will again team up to make the holiday season happier for the less fortunate. Empire City will host a week-long “Christmas Spirit Coat and Toy Drive” from Dec. 11-17. Patrons are asked to bring new, unwrapped toys and/or new or gently used coats anytime during the week. The items will be delivered to Catholic Charities supported agencies for the Christmas Holidays.

New Approaches in Latin American Art - GAGA Arts Center
Through December 18, 2011 - Garnerville

This group exhibit features works in all media including visual art, multimedia, sound, and landscape. The folks at GAGA tell us that the Latin American artists selected for the show express what it is to be alive today as shifting socio-political, cultural, and technological changes in Latin America influence contemporary life and expression.

The Reluctant Dragon - Puppetworks
Through December 18, 2011 - Park Slope

Playing through December 18 is this very unique performance of Kenneth Grahame's 1898 tale in which a boy befriends a poetry-loving dragon. Like most modern tales involving dragons, the townsfolk don't like the relationship too much.

An Afternoon With the Sugar Plum Fairy - City Center Studios
Through December 18, 2011 - New York City

A selection from the family's favorite THE NUTCRACKER performed in the intimacy of our studio, this show is an ideal introduction to ballet as well as the perfect performance for connoisseurs interested in the magic behind the scenes. Take home holiday sweets, an autographed memory pamphlet and pose for a photograph with the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier!

Social Skills Building Class - Ezra Center for People with Learning Disabilities
Through December 18, 2011 - Oceanside

Children with ADHD, ADD, autism and other disabilities can engage in a nurturing environment designed to develop social skills while encouraging connections with peers. Classes meet on Sundays, except November 27.

Teen Buddy Sundays - Friedberg JCC
Through December 18, 2011 - Ocenside

Teens and adults with disabilities engage in a range of activities-- pool, air hockey, board games, cards, computer games with typically developing peers. Classes meet on Sundays except November 27.

Visions of Gingerbread III: The Sweetest Architects - Stamford Museum
Through December 18, 2011 - Stamford

Come and see some creative confections, completely consisting of edible materials from local chefs and caterers. DiMare Pastry Shop and SONO Baking Company are returning to show off their gingerbread skills, along with some new competitors and other returning favorites.

An Afternoon With the Sugar Plum Fairy - City Center Studios
Through December 18, 2011 - NYC

A selection from the family's favorite THE NUTCRACKER performed in the intimacy of our studio, this show is an ideal introduction to ballet as well as the perfect performance for connoisseurs interested in the magic behind the scenes. Take home holiday sweets, an autographed memory pamphlet and pose for a photograph with the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier!

Home for the Holidays: A Designer Showhouse at Orchard Hill - Orchard Hill at Old Westbury Gardens
Through December 18, 2011 - Old Westbury

This charming 1856 farmhouse will be opened to the public for only the third time in its history. The beautiful rooms will be individually decorated by over 20 of the most talented and creative designers in the New York area. Each room will feature a different holiday motif from Chanukah to Swedish Christmas to the Nutcracker. Children under 12 are not permitted in the Showhouse. The house will be on display through December 18, 2011.

"The Sweet Revenge of Hansel and Gretel" - The Drilling Company Theatre for New Plays
Through December 18, 2011 - Upper West Side

The Drilling Company, known for "Bird Brain" and "The Frog Singer," among other family-friendly hits, returns with a witty new adaptation of the classic fairytale, with puppets and live actors. Ideal for kids ages 4 to 9.

Holiday Exhibit - Trains: Your Ticket to the Great Outdoors - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through December 18, 2011 - Scarsdale

A display of model trains, presented by the Westchester Model Railroad Club. See the model-sized scenic wonders of New England, upstate New York, and even the Greenburgh Nature Center. December 10-18.

New Dances: Edition 2011 - Peter Jay Sharp Theater
Through December 18, 2011 - New York

Four newly -choreographed works by choreographers Monica Bill Barnes, Alexander Ekman, Alex Ketley, Pam Tanowitz will be premiered by Juilliard Dance in this year’s “New Dances: Edition 2011” under the direction of Lawrence Rhodes. Performances, which are FREE and require tickets, take place at 8 PM on Wednesday, December 14 through Saturday, December 17 with a Sunday, December 18 matinee at 3 PM in Juilliard’s Peter Jay Sharp Theater. FREE tickets will be available beginning November 30 at the Janet and Leonard Kramer Box Office at Juilliard (155 West 65th St.). For further information, call (212) 769-7406 or go to

The Guild Brook Artist Members Theme Show 'Landscape Perspectives' - Marjorie and Norman Alexander Gallery at the JCC of Mid-Westchester
Through December 18, 2011 - Scarsdale

The exhibit will showcase the work of six landscape painters: Elaine Finsilver, Joan Poarch, Janine Robertson, Catherine Caulfield Russell, Melinda Green Tepler, and Victoria Walsh. Their work explores a variety of expressions, reflecting the theme of "Landscape Perspectives." Opening reception Sunday, December 18, 2-4 pm.

'Seven In One Blow,' or 'The Brave Little Kid' - Axis Theatre
Through December 18, 2011 - West Village

Axis Theatre Company presents the 10th anniversary production of its beloved family holiday show, adapted from the classic fairytale by The Brothers Grimm. This is the story of a child living in the city who kills seven flies with a single swat and makes a belt emblazoned with "Seven in One Blow" to commemorate the event. The Kid travels through the snow and meets numerous colorful characters along the way, including the Scarlet Pimpernel, a Pea, December, a Witch, an Ogre, and a Princess. Most people think this belt refers to seven people and assign the Kid all kinds of difficult tasks based on this faulty presumption. Over the course of the take, invaluable lessons are learned: an Ogre finds that you don't always have to show how strong you are to be strong; a girl realizes that when you tease someone, you may be hurting a person who is just like you; and a scary monster understands that because she is loved, she may not be so scary after all. In the end, after a surprise twist, the Kid discovers that a parent's love and care has no limits.

The Nutcracker - Islip town Hall West
Through December 18, 2011 - Islip

Come enjoy Ballet Long Island's annual holiday classic. Sugar Plums are dancing and the mice are stirring in this full-length ballet production, featuring professional dancers and local classical ballet talent of all ages.

The Christmas Show - St. George Theatre
Through December 18, 2011 - Staten Island

Enjoy BALAM’s Grand Pas Deux from Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite" with Principal Ballerina Robin Gilbert as the Sugar Plum Fairy and Artistic Director Carlos Fittante as her Cavalier. Presented in Staten Island's family holiday favorite, The Christmas Show, at the St George Theatre, 35 Hyatt St., (2 blocks from the SI Ferry Station). Fri., Dec. 16 at 7 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 17 at 3 p.m. & 7 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 18 at 3 p.m. & 7 p.m.* Tickets: $10-$40. *Sunday Night Special: All tickets $10 & $20. Call the SGT at 718-442-2900 during box office hours.

The Joe Iconis Christmas Spectacular - Ars Nova Theater
Through December 18, 2011 - New York

Friday, December 16 @ 8:00 PM, $20. Saturday, December 17 @ 7:00 & 10:30 PM, $20. Sunday, December 18 @ 8:00 PM, $20. Created by Joe Iconis. Directed by John Simpkins. Produced by Jen Tepper. Joe Iconis and his merry band of musical theater punks are back by popular demand in this fourth annual insane celebration of all things red and green. Featuring brand new holiday songs, old favorites, tiny elves, enormous reindeer, an inebriated Mr. and Mrs. Claus, and an ungodly number of candy canes, it promises to be the happiest holiday hoedown you’ve ever seen.

Ballet theatre of Company of West Hartford presents The Nutcracker - Saint Joseph College
Through December 18, 2011 - West Hartford

A critically acclaimed production of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker," featuring a cast of 60+ performers and choreography by Roman Baca. The Company's version has a unique military twist, which it comes by naturally - choreographer Roman Baca enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 2005 and served a combat role after his deployment to Fallujah, Iraq.

Sex Good; Money Bad - WorkShop Theater Company’s Main Stage Theater
Through December 18, 2011 - New York

Broken Watch Theatre Company (Drew DeCorleto, Artistic Director) will present Sex Good; Money Bad, two one-act’s by Michael Weller, directed by Tony Speciale and Drew DeCorleto. Sex and money are the focus of these premiere comedies; from a small apartment to a small dorm room, the occupants are visited by larger than life characters that throw a wrench into their plans. In Sex Good, Money Bad- some get it and some don't. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased by visiting Performance Schedule: Thursday, December 8 at 7PM; Friday, December 9 at 8PM; Saturday, December 10 at 3PM & 8PM; Sunday, December 11 at 2PM; Tuesday, December 13 at 8PM; Wednesday, December 14 at 8PM; Thursday, December 15 at 8PM; Friday, December 16 at 8PM; Saturday, December 17 at 3PM & 8PM; Sunday, December 18 at 2PM.

Flamenco Latino Fall Classes - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through December 19, 2011 - NY

Flamenco Latino offers a wide variety of classes each week in their midtown studio at 244 W 54th St., 4th fl.! Fall term: September 6- December 19, 2011. Monday: Basic Beginner Flamenco with Aurora Reyes, Mon. 6-7 pm; Advanced Beginner Flamenco with Aurora, Mon. 7-8:30 pm; Group Intermediate Cante Class with Alfonso Cid, Mon. 8:30-9:45 pm. Tuesday: Advanced Beginner Flamenco Incorporating Props (Castanets, Hat, Fan & Shawl) with Aurora, Tues. 6-7:30 pm. Wednesday: Beginner Sevillanas with Aurora, Wed. 6:30-8 pm; Advanced Beginner Flamenco Guitar Group with Basilio Georges, Wed. 8:00-9:30 pm. Thursday: Beginner Cante with Alfonso and Basilio, Thurs. 6:30-7:30 pm; Flamenco Music Ensemble with Basilio, Thurs. 7:30-9:30 pm. Friday: Intermediate Group Guitar with Basilio, Fri. 12:15-1:15 pm. Saturday: Advanced Beginner/Intermediate Flamenco with Aurora, Sat. 3:00-4:00 pm; Basic Beginner Flamenco Guitar Group with Basilio, Sat. 4:00-5:00 pm. Fall term prices: --12 pack paid in advance- $192.00 ($16/class); --12 pack paid in three installments by credit card- $204.00($68/4wk term,$17/class); --4 pack paid in advance-$72.00 ($18/class); --Walk in class- $20.00 (only available until 9/27). Email or Call now with questions or to reserve! 212-399-8519

Flamenco Class Incorporating Props - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through December 19, 2011 - New York

Aurora Reyes, of Flamenco Latino, offers Flamenco Dance Incorporating Props for Adv. Beginners Tuesdays, 6-7:30 PM. Fall term runs September 6- December 19, 2011 at Flamenco Latino Studio, 244 W54 St., 4th fl. (bet. Broadway and 8th Ave.). Technique and choreography for dances that use... -- castanets and Sombrero Cordoves. For example, Tanguillos de Cadiz, and Garrotin (hat only) dances. --Abanico (fan) as in such dances as Guajiras (fan + castanets) and Caracoles (fan only). -- manton (shawl) used in Solea and Seguiriya. We plan to rotate palos. We have extra fans, mantons, hats and castanets at the studio in case you forget yours! Fall term prices: --12 pack paid in advance- $192.00 ($16/class) --12 pack paid in three installments by credit card- $204.00($68/4wk term,$17/class) --4 pack paid in advance-$72.00 ($18/class) --Walk in class- $20.00 (only available until 9/27) Email or Call 212-399-8519 to reserve.

Cirque Le Masque Noel - The Patchogue Theater for the Performing Arts
Through December 19, 2011 - Patchogue

Technology and entertainment join forces in The Gateway's presentation of Cirque Le Masque's Noel. Aerialists, contortionists, strong men, andjugglers inject humor, theatrics, and wizardry while demonstrating eye-popping feats.

Group Guitar Classes-2011 - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through December 20, 2011 -

FLAMENCO GUITAR GROUP CLASSES at Flamenco Latino Studio with Basilio Georges. Advanced Beginner Flamenco Guitar Group. Wed. 8:00-9:30 pm - Technique exercises, Basic rasqueados, Learn to play simple arrangements with the other students in time . Intermediate Group Guitar - Fri. 12:15-1:15 pm. Technique, technique, technique, Basic compas patterns in various toques, Falsetas, solo routines, Learn to use falsetas you already have, and play them in rhythm. Basic Beginner Flamenco Guitar Group - Schedule TBD Learn right hand techniques and hand placement, basic chord shifts, hammers and pull-offs, scales Need a minimum of four people - taking enrollment now 8 classes paid in advance, $140 Starting week of June 27, after candidates make contact with Basilio and submit schedule availability for either Mon 7:30-8:30 pm, Tues 7:30-8:30 pm, or Wed 7:00-8:00 pm. Price $70 for 4-pack, $20 individually.Credit cards accepted. Email or call Basilio at 212-399-8519 Classes held at: Flamenco Latino Studio 244 W 54th Street, 4th floor (between B-way and 8th Ave.) NY,NY 10019

Four Fantastic Exhibitions at Agora Gallery - Agora Gallery
Through December 20, 2011 - New York City

Brighten up the winter days by visiting Agora Gallery to admire the four new exhibitions that are opening soon. The Pursuit of Excellence: an Exhibition of Contemporary Russian Art displays the powerful, passionate creations of talented Russian artists. Labyrinth of Abstraction introduces work which will inspire and enlighten, as artists explore varied techniques and media to express their fascinating ideas and feelings. You will be enthralled by the work in Idiosyncratic Expressions, which represents the personal insights and emotions of dynamic, compelling artists. There is also a delightful and memorable solo exhibition, Quo Vadis?, which presents the work of remarkable artist Z. Todorova who investigates the deep connections between humanity and the world in which we live. The exhibitions will open on November 29, 2011 and continue until December 20, 2011. The gallery is open Tues-Sat 11am-6pm. The opening reception will take place on Thursday, December 1, 2011. Entrance is free and art lovers are warmly invited to attend. Exhibition Dates: November 29 - December 20, 2011; Reception: Thursday, December 1, 2011, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, New Yo

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