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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, February 1, 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 February 1. 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.

Introduction to Birdwatching - Prospect Park Audobon Center
Through August 31, 2011 - Flatbush

Look, up in the sky, it's a bird! But what kind? Take a tour and learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Sing-along with Lloyd Miller of the Deedle Deedle Dees - The Moxie Spot
Through August 31, 2011 - Brooklyn Heights

Join Lloyd Miller for this sing-along and get silly with traditional tunes like "Wheels on the Bus" and "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" and various stapes from Lloyds band, the Deedle Deedle Dees.

Bill Morrison: A Modern Master of Silent Film - World Financial Center Winter Garden
February 01, 2012 - Battery Park City

Bill Morrison has reinvented the lost art of the silent film - often using decaying footage from old silent movies but also creating his own luminous, evocative world out of new images and new music. This series looks at a selection of Morrison's major works, all done in collaboration with some of the finest new-music composers. Today's film, "Great Flood," is paired with music by eclectic guitar hero Bill Frisell.

DGV: Danse a Grande Vitesse - New York City Ballet
February 01, 2012 -

Originally created for The Royal Ballet, DGV propels 26 dancers through space with a supercharged, minimalist score by Michael Nyman.

In G Major - New York City Ballet
February 01, 2012 -

Ravel composed the Concerto in G Major after a trip to the United States. It has been seen as a reflection on Gershwin and American musical comedy. Ravel described the work as "... written in very much the same spirit as those of Mozart and Saint-Saëns," and that "it uses certain effects borrowed from jazz, but only in moderation." (Arbie Orenstein, Ravel: Man and Musician.) When the Paris Opera Ballet staged In G Major, under the name "En Sol," it commissioned scenery and costumes by Erté, which were borrowed by New York City Ballet. Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) was born in the French Basque town of Ciboure. His family moved to Paris and encouraged him to take piano lessons. At fourteen he was admitted to the Paris Conservatory, where he studied with Fauré, who became his principal teacher of composition. His ballet scores include Pavane pour une Infante Défunte, Jeux d'Eau, Boléro, Daphnis and Chloe, Ma Mère L'Oye, and L'enfant et les Sortiléges, a ballet-opera.

Interplay - New York City Ballet
February 01, 2012 -

Morton Gould (1913-1996) was an American composer, conductor, and arranger whose lighter works generally drew on American subject matter and music. In his later works Gould concentrated on abstract, as opposed to programmatic or popular, works. His style became more contrapuntal, dissonant, and complex in its treatment of musical materials. Throughout his career Gould was a skillful orchestrator, sensitive to color and texture, and original in his combinations of instruments. His ballets include Fall River Legend, choreographed by Agnes de Mille, and Interplay, choreographed by Jerome Robbins, and he composed numerous scores for film, Broadway, and television.

Tarantella - New York City Ballet
February 01, 2012 -

The nimble quickness of Tarantella provides a virtuosic showcase. The profusion of steps and the quick changes of direction this brief but explosive pas de deux requires typify the ways in which Balanchine expanded the traditional vocabulary of classical dance. Gottschalk, who lived from 1829 to 1869, was one of the first American composers to be recognized in Europe. His syncopated rhythms and jagged melodic lines incorporating elements of folk dancing foreshadowed the work of other American composers later in the 19th century.

Anna Bolena - Metropolitan Opera
February 01, 2012 -

Anna Netrebko opens the Met season with her portrayal of the ill-fated queen driven insane by her unfaithful king. She sings one of opera's greatest mad scenes in this Met premiere production by David McVicar. Ekaterina Gubanova is her rival, Jane Seymour, Ildar Abdrazakov sings Henry VIII, and Marco Armiliato conducts.

Amateur Night at the Apollo: Opening Night - Apollo Theater
February 01, 2012 - New York

Amateur Night at the Apollo opens its 2012 season with a special music guest and a brand new line-up of contestants who compete for the winning title of Super Top Dog and the chance to win a cash prize of $10,000! Aspiring musicians, singers, dancers, comedians, rappers and spoken word artists try their best to please the audiences that can make them an Apollo legend. Then get ready to cheer or jeer as you decide who stays and who gets booted off stage. At Amateur Night, you tell the performers to be good or be gone! Amateur Night at the Apollo is hosted by the comedian Capone. Each show begins with a festive pre-party featuring video and music by DJ Jess. And keep a lookout for master impressionist C.P. Lacey, the resident Executioner who sweeps bad talent off the stage.

Parenting Class - Chabad of Port Washington
February 01, 2012 - Port Washington

Technology, over scheduling, and a sense of entitlement often distract children. The presenter will share and discuss practical parenting techniques based on her experience, and the Torah, to help make your home a loving environment.

LazyBonezz to Debut Holiday Pop-Up Pet Shop - LazyBonezz Pop Up Store
Through February 01, 2012 - New York

Shop For Your Pooch this Pawliday Season - LAZYBONEZZ, the trend-setting pet furniture company known for sophisticated, top-quality designs, just announced the opening of its pop-up shop on November 30th in New York City. The store marks the brand's first stand-alone venture, and will feature 70 different styles of pet necessities including: beds, feeders, collars, harnesses and storage. The store will be the first to debut these new styles and will be the exclusive retailer through the holidays. Their variety of styles is perfect for gift buyers as retail prices range from $9.99-$499 . "Our designs are classic, cool and chic; the store will reflect just that. We are very excited to be creating a space for pets and pet lovers alike just in time for the holidays," said Lorraine Gold , co-founder. Adrienne Shamie added, "We noticed that the market was void of good quality, stylish pet products, so we created just that. Now we are excited that this store will feature all of the LazyBonezz designs." The 500 square foot, window storefront space will be housed on the ground floor at 114 West 26th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues in Manhattan . The shop will remain open through February, and will offer free delivery within Manhattan for bed purchases. A holiday discount of 10% off all purchases will be offered through Christmas 2011. Those who don't live in New York can visit for all the same styles and 10 percent discount. Fans who spoil their pets with LazyBonezz include Denise Richards, Kristin Chenoweth, Carmen Electra, Ramona Singer, Kelly Osbourne , and Serena Williams . About LazyBonezz Founded in 2008 by a mother-daughter team, LazyBonezz aims to create sleek compelling pieces of furniture for the tasteful pet owner. Designed from top-quality materials including solid wood, stainless steel, and plush fabrics, every piece is infused with charm, style, and built to be enjoyed by even the most active and playful pet. Lazy Bonezz Pop Up Store Hours: Monday to Saturday 11am - 8pm Sunday 11am- 6

Family Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 01, 2012 - Garnerville

Children ages 2-5 are invited with a parent or caregiver to hear stories. Pre-registration is required.

Children of Eden - Westchester Sandbox Theatre
February 01, 2012 - Mamaroneck

The Mainstage production of "Children of Eden" is a musical spectacle from the composer of the current hit Broadway show, "Wicked." "Children of Eden" tells the story of the early chapters of the Bible with memorable music. Through Sunday, February 5. Call 914-630-0804 to order tickets.

Books for Babies - Wilton Library
February 01, 2012 - Wilton

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

Wonderful Ones and Twos with Caregivers - Wilton Library
February 01, 2012 - Wilton

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

Free Play at the J - JCC Rockland
February 01, 2012 - West Nyack

Meet other parents and kids (birth to 2 years) at this parent-hosted playdate in the Kantrowitz Kids Gym. The group meets most Wednesdays through June 20.

Unity Quilt Workshop - The Field Library
February 01, 2012 - Peekskill

Celebrate African-American History Month by making a collage square for the annual Field Library Unity Quilt. All ages welcome.

Hebrew for Little Ones - Congregation Sons of Israel
February 01, 2012 - Upper Nyack

Children up to four years old are invited to learn Hebrew through immersion stories, songs, music, games, and art. Vocabulary lists provided each week for parents to take home. For more information and registration, call 845-358-3767 or contact

Infant Nutrition - Nyack Hospital
February 01, 2012 - Nyack

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

Career Conversations Series: Finding a Sponsor and Mentor - YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester
February 01, 2012 - White Plains

How to find supporters who can help you attain your career goals. The YWCA continues this program aimed at women's advancement and financial empowerment. Light refreshments. Space is limited. RSVP: YWCA Events Office. 914-949-6227, x147 or e-mail

START (Story + Art) - Long Island Children's Museum
February 01, 2012 - 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.

Jazz Performance - Sly Blue Band - St. Paul's Church National Historic Site
February 01, 2012 - Mt. Vernon

Sly Blue Band performs traditional jazz and swing selections. Light refreshments will be served.

Going Back to Work - John C. Hart Memorial Library
February 01, 2012 - Shrub Oak

If you are returning to the workforce or in a career transition, you may be wondering if your resume is powerful enough to stand out. Laura Olert will teach you some key techniques to create a resume that has impact. Registration requested.

Maccabi Games Information and Sign-Up Meeting - Boys Hockey/Boys Lacrosse/Girls Lacrosse/Girls Softball - JCC Mid-Westchester
February 01, 2012 - Scarsdale

Teens 13-17 years old will travel to Houston, TX, Memphis, TN or Rockland County, NY this summer to compete in the largest Jewish teen sporting event in the world. Participate in team or individual sports, or arts specialties including dance, music, acting, and more. The Games also promote community involvement, teamwork and pride in being Jewish. Information for Boys Hockey/Boys Lacrosse/Girls Lacrosse/Girls Softball. Snow date: February 2.

Family Fun - Ossining Public Library - Children's Program Room
February 01, 2012 - Ossining

Stories and crafts for all ages. Children ages 6 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Susan Graham, Malcolm Martineau - Carnegie Hall
February 01, 2012 -

Purcell's heartbroken Mad Bess, Shakespeare's Ophelia and Lady Macbeth, and heroines from the American Songbook are all represented on this program that focuses on women from throughout history and literature. It's another example of the artistic range that has prompted The New Yorker to rave that Susan Graham's is "a voice without regrets, healthy, rounded, ineffably musical, and eager for a challenge."

Keren Ann - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
February 01, 2012 -

A singer/songwriter who has been described as "mesmerizing" (People magazine), Keren Ann writes and performs art-pop. Her upbeat songs have delicious melody, sonic detail and ethereal vocals. They reference folk music, jazz, choral singing and a bit of soul. Up until recently Keren Ann had a devoted but small core of fans, but with her music being played on TV shows including "Grey's Anatomy" and "Big Love" here in the US and countless shows in Europe her audience has exploded.

Gold as Light, Light as Gold: The Tooling of Metal Leaf from Simone Martini to Pisanello, from Mimesis to the Anagogical - Metropolitan Museum of Art
February 01, 2012 -

Andrea De Marchi, associate professor, Università degli Studi di Firenze. 2pm.

Habachy: Arabic Music - The Arab Contribution to Western Music - Metropolitan Museum of Art
February 01, 2012 -

Nimet Habachy, lecturer and author; Simon Shaheen, violinist and oudist. Without the brilliant, sophisticated music that informed the courts of Cairo, Baghdad, and Damascus, European music as we know it today would be quite different. Arabic music traveled west with Jewish troubadours and took root in Moorish Spain. With musical examples from both worlds performed live by Simon Shaheen, the renowned violinist and oudist, we trace the influence of music of the Arab world to Mozart's Magic Flute and The Abduction from the Seraglio. This event is presented in conjunction with the opening of the New Galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia. This talk is part of the Met Salon Series. Refreshments served. 6pm.

Lots of Love Sun Catchers - Long Island Children's Museum
February 01, 2012 -

Add a little love and sunshine to your home this winter as you create a special heart-filled decoration. Brighten your window during the frosty winter days or give it as a gift to someone special.

Oceanside Bereavement Support Group - Oceanside Jewish Center
February 01, 2012 - Oceanside

Bereavement support group for parents who have suffered the loss of a child. Meets the first Wednesday of every month. Experience the freedom to express your feelings and learn coping skills under the guidance of a professional facilitator.

Music and Movement - Long Island Children's Museum
February 01, 2012 - Garden City

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

Fairfield Public Library presents Our Town Film Screening - Fairfield Public Library
February 01, 2012 - Fairfield

Set at the turn of the 20th century, the play reveals the ordinary lives of the people in the small town of Grover's Corners, New Hampshire, U.S.A. As the Stage Manager, Paul Newman narrates Wilder's immortal tale of love, marriage and death and daily life.

Chess Workshop - Brooklyn Public Library, Dyker branch
February 01, 2012 - Dyker Heights

Chess Master, Ian Fleishman will help you hone your chess skills.

Board Games - Brooklyn Public Library, Coney Island branch
February 01, 2012 - Coney Island

De-stress from school with a good board game and your friends.

Story Play with First RIF - Brooklyn Public Library, Crown Heights branch
February 01, 2012 - Crown Heights

Babies and toddlers hear stories and play, and earn free books through RIF.

Women's Empowerment Group - Saltzman Community Center
February 01, 2012 - Hempstead

In these sessions, women can express concerns about life issues in a safe, non-judgmental environment. The group meets on Wednesdays. Please call for more information and to register. Classes run through MArch 7, 2012.

Learn to Draw with Art Teacher Amy - Ages 7-10 - Kid Esteem Monetessori
February 01, 2012 - Lindenhurst

Step by step drawing lessons with Art Teacher Amy. Draw portraits, landscapes and master artist works. Learn how to use chalk and oil pastels, watercolors and markers. $10 supply fee.

Children's Self Esteem Group - Saltzman Community Center
February 01, 2012 - Hempstead

This group provides a nurturing environment for a child's self-esteem to flourish. Through structured activities, games, stories, projects, and friendship, this group offers a safe, friendly environment for children to feel good about themselves. Please call to register. Classes run through March 2, 2012.

'Cinderella: A New Version of The Oldest Story Ever Told' - Circle in the Square Theatre
February 01, 2012 - Manhattan

Presented by Circle in the Square Theatre School, written by David F. Eliet and directed by Danyon Davis, this classic re-telling weaves together short stories and tales from China, India, and Africa. In one of the stories there is a magic fish instead of a fairy Godmother. In another, "Cinderella" is a boy. Audience members will also meet a flying cow, an enchanted frog, a talking parrot, and a wise wizard in this delightful production, which will be performed by graduate actors of the school. The cast includes Aidan Sank, Kario Pereira-Bailey, Colleen O?Connor, and Carina Zabrodsky. Running time: 50 minutes, followed by a Q&A with the cast. Call 212-307-0388 to reserve your seats, or visit and click on "Plays for Grades K-6". Direct link: Additional Information: "Cinderella: A New Version of The Oldest Story Ever Told" is the second play in Circle in the Square Theatre School's annual Three-Plays for Grades K-6 series, which opened in November 2011 with "Anansi the Spider." The third and final play of the season will be a new musical version of the school's acclaimed production of "Aesop's Fables," which features a book by Michael Milligan and music and lyrics by Joziah Longo, famed for his band The Grand Slambovians (March 5-9, 12-14). Circle in the Square Theatre School (CITSTS), established in 1963, is one of the country's premier schools of professional training for actors and singers and is the only conservatory affiliated with a Broadway theatre. It offers a two-year training program and a seven-week summer program for students from across the country and around the world. (Both programs require auditions.) Theodore Mann (a co-founder of Circle in the Square Theatre) is artistic director, and Paul Libin is president. E. Colin O?Leary is executive director. Among the school's alumni are Philip Seymour Hoffman, Kevin Bacon, Lady Gaga (Stefani Germanotta), Idina Menzel, Benicio Del Toro, Felicity Huffman, Molly Shannon, and many other luminaries of the stage and screen.

Weekly Storytime - Barnes & Noble Booksellers-Huntington Station
February 01, 2012 - Huntington Station

Make it a family tradition to discover a wonderful new book and develop a love for reading with your child.

Free Irish Classes-Mommy Daddy & Me - Gerry Tobin School of Irish
February 01, 2012 - Babylon

This Irish language immersion program teaches Irish Gaelic to families through games, stories and other interactive activities. Visit the website for more information.

Creating Extraordinary Mind and Body Wellness - The Family Wellness Center
February 01, 2012 - Plainview

Sign up for this lecture and demonstration given by Dr. Michael Berlin and learn about an extraordinarily gentle method that literally resolves all the stress, tension, distortions, and traumas from your body and mind. Call for more information.

Thalia Book Club: "The Buddha in the Attic" - Symphony Space
February 01, 2012 - Upper West Side

Julie Otsuka, the 2011 National Book Award-nominated author of "When the Emperor Was Divine," discusses her spellbinding new novel about a group of Japanese picture brides who come to America in the early 1900s. Otsuka is joined by performer and essayist David Rakoff ("Fraud," "Half Empty"). The book traces the women's lives from their boat journey on which they imagine their husbands and concludes with their "disappearance" in World War II. Like Otsuka's first book, "The Buddha in the Attic" is about identity and what it means to be "other" in uncertain times.

New Parent Get-Together: Baby Blues - 92nd Street Y
February 01, 2012 - Upper East Side

Led by Parenting Center director Sally Tannen, child psychologists, and pediatricians, this weekly discussion group allows new parents to share experiences, learn from one another, and make friends. Babies welcome.

Infant Massage - Prenatal Yoga Center
February 01, 2012 - Upper West Side

Learn how music and massage complement each other to stimulate your baby's brain and relax his muscles and organs. Best for babies newborn to six months.

Open Day - Green Meadow Waldorf School
February 01, 2012 - Chestnut Ridge

Prospective parents and students can sit in on classes, meet with faculty, students and parents, and learn more about the school. To register, please contact Admissions Coordinator Patricia Owens at 845-356-9715 or

Art Workshop: Colossal Monoprints - Children's Museum of the Arts
February 01, 2012 - SoHo

Kids ages 6 and older can create large monoprints in the studio.

Wall Street Dialogues - Trinity Church
February 01, 2012 - New York

Pundits from liberal to conservative host conversations on the moral and ethical dilemmas pushed to the forefront by the Occupy Wall Street movement in Wall Street Dialogues on Wednesdays from January 11 - February 8 at 1 PM at Trinity Church in lower Manhattan. Each week, a new speaker will challenge the audience with provocative questions such as “Would Jesus pay taxes?” and “What are the moral values of capitalism?” Talks will be webcast live at with opportunities for online viewer participation. For the complete schedule, click here. On February 1, Ben Roberts of Occupy Café.org, asks the question “What does it feel like to ‘have enough’?” as he discusses “Occupy as a Leap of Faith.” Wall Street Dialogues are presented by Trinity Institute (TI), a continuing education program founded in 1967 as an outreach of Trinity Wall Street, an Episcopal parish. Recent conferences include God’s Unfinished Future; Religion and Violence: An Interfaith Dialogue; Radical Abundance: A Theology of Sustainability; and Building an Ethical Economy: Theology and the Marketplace.

OPEN HOUSE: NURSERY-8TH GRADE - Our Lady of Perpetual Help
February 01, 2012 - Bay Ridge

Learn about the curriculum and culture of this leading parochial school.

Comedy School Dropout - Beauty Bar
February 01, 2012 - New York

It's the First of February, so in honor of all manner of alliteration, we're going to have another installment of our weekly show! This one is PACKED with stellar comics, so dust off your top hat and come join your fabulous hosts, NEGIN FARSAD (Comedy Central), BETH MCGREGOR (Hollywood Fringe) and AMY ALBERT COBB (Edinburgh) for FREE COMEDY and FREE PIZZA and GREAT DRINK SPECIALS! Here to tickle your bones, Jon Friedman (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon) Abbi Crutchfield (Huffington Post Comedy, Apollo Theater) Phoebe Robinson (NY Times, NBC's Stand Up for Diversity) Kate Hendricks (Bravo TV, Laughing Skull Comedy Festival) Ileana Glazer (Broad City, Shit New Yorkers Say) Beauty Bar 231 E. 14th St. New York, NY 10003

Colette's Chat n' Chew - Greenburgh Public Library
February 01, 2012 - Elmsford

Read a copy of "Fever Crumb" by Phillip Reeve. Register for this Middle School meetup by calling 914-721-8224.

Sounds Re-Imagined: John Cage at 100 - The Juilliard School
Through February 03, 2012 - New York

Juilliard's FOCUS! 2012 Festival celebrating the centennial of John Cage opens on Friday, January 27 at 8 PM in Juilliard's Peter Jay Sharp Theater with an all-Cage program. On Monday, January 30 at 8 PM, also in Sharp Theater, Daniel Druckman leads the Juilliard Percussion Ensemble in works of Cage, Cowell, and Harrison. The Festival continues with chamber works on Tuesday, January 31 at 8 PM in Sharp Theater; Wednesday, February 1 at 8 PM in Paul Hall featuring vocal, chamber, and solo works by Cage; and Thursday, February 2 at 8 PM in Paul Hall with vocal, chamber, and solo works by Cage. The Festival concludes on Friday, February 3 at 8 PM in Alice Tully Hall with the New Juilliard Ensemble led by Joel Sachs. FREE tickets available at the Kramer Box Office at Juilliard. For further information, call (212) 769-7406 or go to

Petula Clark - Feinstein's at Loew's Regency
Through February 04, 2012 -

FEINSTEIN'S AT LOEWS REGENCY, the nightclub proclaimed "Best of New York" by New York Magazine and "an invaluable New York institution" by The New York Post, will continue its 2011-12 season with the debut engagement of Two time Grammy Award winning singing legend, actress and songwriter PETULA CLARK. Making her first New York nightclub engagement since the 1970s, Ms. Clark will perform her chart-topping pop hits like "Downtown," "I Know A Place" and "My Love," as well as highlights from her stage and screen roles in Sunset Boulevard, Blood Brothers and Finian's Rainbow. Ms. Clark's show at Feinstein's will run from January 24 to February 4, 2012. Prior to New York, she will perform at the Casino De Paris Theatre on November 7, for her first Paris concert in two years. Immediately after her run at Feinstein's, she will fly down under for a 15 day concert tour of Australia.

"Welcome to Tourettaville" - 13th Street Repertory Theater
Through February 04, 2012 - Manhattan

In this musical, a young boy growing up with Tourette Syndrome befriends four aliens who inspire him toward self-acceptance. The show utilizes actors of all genders, abilities, and special needs, making it an all-inclusive theater experience.

COIL 2012 - PS122
Through February 04, 2012 - New York

"COIL '12 represents a Performance Space 122 of which we are all very proud. Across the city, sourced from around the world. Fully realized, but on the bleeding front edge. As we spend the upcoming seasons outside of our home, we are proud to be embarking on and renewing several catalytic partnerships which help make this festival possible." - Vallejo Gantner, Artistic Director COIL, Performance Space 122's 7th annual mid-winter festival featuring inventive and inspiring contemporary performance that's "aimed at the head, the guts and the heart" (New York Post) is ready for you. Tickets now available to PS122 Passport and COIL Pass holders. Single tickets on sale December 1. This annual winter festival features 11 premieres from critical US and international artists. The presentations are socially engaged, visceral, and groundbreaking. The festival spans 25 days, all genres of performance and takes place in 8 different venues across NYC. January 5-29, 2012 COIL Lineup: Passport: COIL Pass: Single tickets ($20 - $25) on sale December 1 Box Office: 212-352-3101 Group Rates and Student Discounts: Questions or comments:

Performance Space 122 Coil Festival - Baryshnikov Arts Center
Through February 04, 2012 - NYC

COIL is an annual winter festival featuring 11 premieres from critical US and international artists that kicks off on January 5, 2012. The presentations are socially engaged, visceral, and groundbreaking. The festival spans 25 days, with all genres of performance, and takes place in 8 different venues across NYC. About Temporary Distortion's Newyorkland: ?Seamless and gorgeous? a dreamy, poetic, abstracted and sometimes scary meditation.? ? The Stranger ?Newyorkland is a fascinating window into a cop?s often isolating experiences.? ? The Seattle Times ?A compelling, self-contained world from which it?s impossible to avert one?s eyes? an original and important evening of theater.? ? Crosscut Newyorkland is an intertextual assemblage, combining popular cop movies and TV police procedurals with first-person accounts from real-life police officers. Acclaimed director Kenneth Collins and prominent video artist William Cusick merge visual and performance art, documentary realism, cin�ma v�rit�, and pure fiction as they follow four police officers struggling with the high costs of working within the demanding, dangerous, and secretive society of the NYPD. Since its inception in 2002, Temporary Distortion has earned a reputation for pushing the boundaries of theater by staging unsettling, meditative performance in claustrophobic, box-like structures that feature minimal physical movement and a uniquely restrained acting style. The work is the last installment in a trilogy exploring iconic film genres as they are translated to the stage. Projected video is juxtaposed with live performance creating dreamlike double worlds that fracture traditional notions of narrative coherence and merge film, performance and visual art. January 12 - 28, 2012 Baryshnikov Arts Center Howard Gilman Performance Space 450 West 37th Street Click for more information about COIL 2012, and our 2012 COIL Passes. Email for information on student and group discounts.

Performance Space 122 - Performance Space 122
Through February 04, 2012 - NYC

To Whom It May Concern, PS122 is glad to announce that the COIL Festival has been extended! Young Jean Lee’s Untitled Feminist Show, Temporary Distortion’s Newyorkland, and the TEAM’s Mission Drift will all play through February 4. Tickets for this extension go on sale January 15. This annual winter festival features 11 premieres from critical US and international artists. The presentations are socially engaged, visceral, and groundbreaking. The festival spans 25 days, all genres of performance and takes place in 8 different venues across NYC. Untitled Feminist Show In Young Jean Lee's latest experiment, UNTITLED FEMINIST SHOW, six charismatic stars of the downtown theater, dance, cabaret, and burlesque worlds come together to invite the audience on an exhilarating, nearly wordless journey through expressions of a fluid and limitless sense of identity. The Twin Cities Daily Planet writes, "You may weep, or you may laugh, but you won't be bored, and—I don't think I've ever said this about a show before—you won't leave the theater unchanged...This is an essential theater-going experience." January 12 - February 4, 2012 Baryshnikov Arts Center, Jerome Robbins Theater 450 West 37th Street, Manhattan, New York For more information and tickets, please visit Newyorkland An intertextual assemblage, Newyorkland combines popular cop movies and TV police procedurals with first-person accounts from real-life police officers. Acclaimed director Kenneth Collins and prominent video artist William Cusick merge visual and performance art, documentary realism, cinema verite, and pure fiction as they follow four police officers struggling with the high costs of working within the demanding, dangerous, and secretive society of the NYPD. "Mind-blowing video images and theatrical tension." - The New York Times [on Americana Kamikaze] January 12 - February 4, 2012 Baryshnikov Arts Center, 450 West 37th Street, Manhattan, New York For more information and tickets, please visit Mission Drift Mission Drift is a critically acclaimed contemporary musical that journeys west through time and space in pursuit of the soul of American capitalism. Amidst a score that fuses Vegas glitz with Western ballads, seductive storyteller Miss Atomic interweaves the epic saga of two immortal Dutch teens with an intimate portrait of a cocktail waitress and a cowboy in this political and urgent work about creation and destruction, bankruptcy and bonanza, and the crumbling myth of an eternal frontier. "What a blast." - The Guardian "A lush panorama of contemporary Americana." -The Financial Times January 8-February 4 The Connelly Theater 220 East 4th Street, New York, NY For more information and tickets, please visit Information on the COIL Festival as well as ticket sales for all COIL shows can be found at We look forward to seeing you soon, Marketing Associate Performance Space 122

NEW Musical 'Mission Drift' EXTENDED to FEB 4! - The Connelly Theater
Through February 04, 2012 - Manhattan

Performance Space 122 would like to invite you to the US premiere of the TEAM's Mission Drift, as part of COIL 2012. Mission Drift is a pioneering journey west through time and space in pursuit of the soul of American capitalism. In this critically acclaimed contemporary musical with a score that fuses Vegas glitz with Western ballads, seductive storyteller Miss Atomic interweaves the epic saga of two immortal Dutch teens with an intimate portrait of a cocktail waitress and a cowboy. A political and urgent work about creation and destruction, bankruptcy and bonanza, and the crumbling myth of an eternal frontier. Watch the Trailer: Now playing through February 4 Jan 17-21, 24-28, Jan 31-Feb 4 at 8pm; Jan 22, 29 at 5pm; Jan 28, Feb 4 at 2pm The Connelly Theater 220 E 4th Street Manhattan, New York $25 / $20 Student, Senior TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY NIGHT DISCOUNTS! Mention the “mission15” promo code for $15 tickets to any Tuesday or Wednesday performance of Mission Drift. Enter the code online at Or mention it by phone when you call 212-352-3101 See the new musical New York keeps talking about: "The liveliest lesson on desire, destruction, and economics that you'll see in many a year." - The Village Voice "[A] freewheeling theatrical adventure" - The New York Times "Piquant intelligence, streamed into an ambitious multipronged narrative." - Time Out New York "Heartbreaking, infuriating, beautiful, honest" - New York Theatre Review "If you want to see where American theatre is—and where it's headed—go to this provocative and wondrous work." -

Jin Xing Dance Theatre Shanghai - Shanghai Tango - Joyce Theater
Through February 05, 2012 -

Created in 2003 by Jin Xing, one of the most fascinating choreographers and artists performing today, Shanghai Tango includes ten works that she has created over the last 25 years. Set to an eclectic collage of music from Astor Piazzolla to Johann Strauss, the piece uses the sometimes sleazy, sometimes playful, but always sensuous, rhythmic, and passionate components of the tango as a conceptual framework to explore contemporary Shanghai culture. This wondrous movement landscape is striking in its visual melding of Eastern and Western artistic threads.

'EJECT!' Exhibition - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through February 05, 2012 - New York

“Eject!” a new exhibition that explores the history of ejection seats in aviation will open at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, located at Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue) in Manhattan, on Saturday, October 1st. “Eject!” will showcase ejection seats used in the Korean War era through the present. The seats will be accompanied by graphic panels and a video presentation that will provide a vivid history of ejection seats, their importance to pilots and an examination of their evolution. While visiting the exhibit, visitors will be able to sit in a real ejection seat. The exhibition will run from October 1st through February 5th. The exhibit is free with the price of admission to the museum. For more information, visit Images are courtesy of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is proudly supported by Bank of America.

Digital ?11: The Alchemy of Change - New York Hall of Science
Through February 05, 2012 - Queens

A collection of images celebrating chemistry from the Art & Science Collaboration?s 13th International Competition and Exhibition of Digital Prints.

The Making of a Collection - Islamic Art at the Metropolitan - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through February 05, 2012 -

The Metropolitan Museum of Art houses one of the largest, most comprehensive collections of Islamic art in the world. This could not have been achieved without the generosity of dedicated individuals who supported the Museum with gifts and bequests. This exhibition will be a chronological study of some of the Museum's major donor-collectors, whose gifts form the core of the collection of the Department of Islamic Art, illuminating the factors and motivations that inspired their collecting habits. Particular attention will be paid to the early collectors during the first decades of Islamic art collecting in America, a period when as much as fifty percent of the Department's collection was established. From the last quarter of the nineteenth century to the early 1930s, objects from the Islamic world were introduced to the American market as exotic treasures and gradually gained public recognition. The interest in travel to the Middle East that had earlier spawned a vast travel literature in Europe caught on in America as well. It was the time of the Orientalist movement. At international expositions, governments of the Near East erected pavilions in which imported objects and parts of buildings where shown and, afterward, sold to Americans. Oriental art dealers played a critical role: as tastemakers for Islamic art, they acted as intermediaries between governments, American collectors, and museums. Since then, the Metropolitan's collection has continued to grow and, as in the past, generous donors continue to support its acquisitions. Today, the collection comprises approximately twelve thousand objects, of which -- in conjunction with the reopening of the New Galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia on November 1 -- twelve hundred will be on view.

Robert Burns and 'Auld Lang Syne' - Morgan Library & Museum
Through February 05, 2012 -

This highly focused exhibition explores the origins of a song that began as an old Scots poem and air and evolved into a globally shared expression of friendship and longing.

Museum as Hub: Due to Unforeseen Events... - New Museum of Contemporary Art
Through February 05, 2012 - New York

"Museum as Hub: Beirut Art Center: Due to unforeseen events…" is an exhibition by the Beirut Art Center that sets out to explore five incidents in which artworks produced in Beirut over the last thirty years were fundamentally altered in the process—and by the process—of being presented to the public. The cases under consideration here concern films, performances, sculptures, and installations by Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige, Rabih Mroué, Tony Chakar, Saloua Raouda Choucair, and Ziad Abillama. For the Beirut Art Center's participation in the New Museum's Museum as Hub, five artists and one scholar have gathered clues, notes, documents, and descriptions to explain what happened to these works as they crossed a threshold from an artist's intentions to an audience's reception. In each case, something dramatic occurred, which unfixed the meaning of the piece, threatened its material integrity, and called into question the process by which a society and a state accords objects, actions, and interventions with the status of art. By revisiting these events, the exhibition not only reveals the complicated conditions under which art is made and shown in a place like Beirut, it also illustrates how even the most vexing moments of transformation—whether an artwork is altered by censorship, litigation, destruction, theft, or total social rejection—have the potential to open up new fields of inquiry and generate new work. To that end, "Due to unforeseen events…" includes photographs, videos, texts, a slideshow, and a mixed-media installation that were created specially for the exhibition to reflect on the curious afterlife of the original artworks. They consider what their subsequent alterations have to say about the semblance and substance of trust that exists between artists and the public, as well as between institutions and the communities they serve. In the Resource Center, Beirut Art Center will also present their Mediatheque, a digital archive that offers public access to works—including video, image, sound, and text—by a growing number of artists from Arab countries; Iran; Turkey; and Armenia. Over sixty artists are featured in the Mediatheque including Mounira Al Solh, Ayreen Anastas, Tarek Atoui, Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige, Mona Hatoum, Emily Jacir, Hassan Khan, Rabih Mroue, Walid Raad, Wael Shawky, Rania Stephan, Rayyane Tabet, Jalal Toufic, Ala Younis, and Akram Zaatari, among others. The Mediatheque also includes select documentation of events that have taken place at Beirut Art Center since its opening. "Museum as Hub: Due to unforeseen events…" is organized by guest curators Sandra Dagher and Lamia Joreige for Beirut Art Center.

Work of Art - The Next Great Artist - Brooklyn Museum
Through February 05, 2012 -

This exhibition will spotlight the season two winner of Work of Art, Bravo's hour-long creative competition series among contemporary artists. The series, airing weekly beginning October 12, 2011, brings together fourteen aspiring artists competing for the final prize of a solo show at the Brooklyn Museum. In each episode, the contestants are faced with the challenge of creating unique pieces in a variety of mediums, including painting, sculpture, photography, collage, and industrial design. The panel judging their work includes series host China Chow; Bill Powers, a New York gallery owner and arts writer; and Jerry Saltz, art critic for New York magazine. Art auctioneer Simon de Pury serves as a mentor to the contestants, and a new guest judge joins the panel each week.

Start the New Year with Inspiration at Agora Gallery - Agora Gallery
Through February 07, 2012 - New York City

Agora Gallery dives into the New Year with three exhibitions which explore the rich potential revealed through the creative power of art. Figuratively Speaking investigates the varying sources of inspiration that motivate and direct artists in their imaginative process. Combining a reflection on the most esoteric levels of experience with an understanding of the innately physical nature of the world, these works display a sensitive and emotive comprehension of what it means to be human. The art in Portal to Enigma looks to the hidden secrets and mysteries that help to define existence as we know it, approaching these intriguing topics from a variety of intelligent and innovative perspectives. The result is appealing, thought-provoking and ultimately represents a call to alter the way we view the world and each other. The artists of Degrees of Abstraction concentrate on encapsulating the essence of what they see and sharing their unique viewpoint with their audience. Focusing on form, shape and color in their determination to portray their personal vision, they achieve the ability to construct their message in universal terms as well. The exhibitions will open on January 17, 2012 and run until February 7, 2012. The opening reception will take place on Thursday January 19, 2012 at 6-8 PM. Entrance is free and all art enthusiasts are encouraged to attend. Exhibition Dates: January 17, 2012 – February 7, 2012 Reception: Thursday, January 19, 2012, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, New York City Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat, 11a.m. - 6 p.m. Event URL:

Toy Competition Deadline - Westport Arts Center
Through February 10, 2012 - Westport

his is the last day children aged 5–14 can submit up to three toy designs to be entered into a contest that is being judged by local toy makers Melissa and Doug. The first place winner will have his/her toy design exhibited in the WAC Gallery for the last week of the "Toy Stories," exhibit and will have a soft toy replicated by Child's Own Studio, a company specializing in custom-made soft toys. Visit the center's website for details on how to apply.

'Building Connections 2011' - Center for Architecture
Through February 11, 2012 - Manhattan

This exhibition highlights the creative talent and hard work of the K-12 students who participated in the Center for Architecture Foundation's architecture and design education programs during the 2010-2011 school year. This year's exhibition also commemorate the Foundation's 20th anniversary of K-12 built environment education programs.

The Urban Dictionary Plays - Ars Nova
Through February 11, 2012 - New York

Move over Webster, the Ars Nova Play Group is taking on the dictionary – the Urban Dictionary, that is. A night of savvy short plays and hot live music inspired by irreverent, crowd-sourced entries at It might just redefine the short play! Written by Joshua Allen, Chad Beckim, Rachel Bonds, Jenny Connell, Kara Lee Corthron, Jon Kern, Josh Koenigsberg, Molly Smith Metzler, Michael Mitnick, Kim Rosenstock, Sharyn Rothstein, Joe Tracz. Directed by Oliver Butler, Wes Grantom, Kate Pines, Laura Savia. This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Art Works.

Pop Objects and Icons from the Guggenheim Collection - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through February 12, 2012 - New York

This focused exhibition demonstrates various artists' engagement with Pop art and the Guggenheim's ongoing interest in the legacy of the style.

Charles Dickens at 200 - Morgan Library & Museum
Through February 12, 2012 -

This exhibition explores the inspiration and creative energies of Charles Dickens, Britain's first literary superstar.

'Charles Dickens at 200' - Morgan Library & Museum
Through February 12, 2012 - Manhattan

This exhibition explores the inspiration and creative energies of Charles Dickens, Britain's first literary superstar. It includes quite a bit of Christmas-themed material, including the one-and-only manuscript of "A Christmas Carol" and the story's first edition.

HIDE/SEEK: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture - Brooklyn Museum
Through February 12, 2012 -

The first major museum exhibition to focus on themes of gender and sexuality in modern American portraiture, HIDE/SEEK: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture brings together more than one hundred works in a wide range of media, including paintings, photographs, works on paper, film, and installation art. The exhibition charts the underdocumented role that sexual identity has played in the making of modern art, and highlights the contributions of gay and lesbian artists to American art. Beginning in the late nineteenth century with Thomas Eakins' Realist paintings, HIDE/SEEK traces the often coded narrative of sexual desire in art produced throughout the early modern period and up to the present. The exhibition features pieces by canonical figures in American art—including George Bellows, Marsden Hartley, Alice Neel, and Berenice Abbott—along with works that openly assert gay and lesbian subjects in modern and contemporary art, by artists such as Jess Collins and Tee Corinne.

"Boeing-Boeing" - Paper Mill Playhouse
Through February 12, 2012 - Millburn

Bernard, an American playboy in swinging '60s Paris, juggles three flight-attendant fiancées - one American, one German, and one Italian. With the help of airline timetables and a phenomenally efficient housekeeper, he convinces each she is his only love. But then - mon dieu! - a fast new Boeing jet puts the flight attendants on a collision course, hurtles his cunning deception toward disaster, and provides the lift-off for laugh after laugh.

Gifted: Collectors and Drawings at MoMA, 1929-1983 - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through February 13, 2012 - New York

This exhibition examines the history of MoMA's drawings collection through key gifts from donors whose connections with the Museum helped shape the institution from its earliest days. Lillie P. Bliss and Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, founders of MoMA, gave numerous masterworks to the new museum, including some of its most prized drawings. In later decades bequests by influential collectors such as James Thrall Soby continued to augment the holdings of works by artists the Museum had already shown a commitment to, while other collections, like that of Joan and Lester Avnet, were formed with MoMA's needs specifically in mind. More idiosyncratic collections, such as Ruth Vollmer's bequest to the Museum, accepted in 1983, reflect the life and activities of individual art enthusiasts during key moments in art history. Gifted is a reevaluation of the drawings collection, reflecting not only the richness of MoMA's holdings, but also the diverse forces that have shaped it and the corresponding history it represents.

Park Here's Mommy Mornings - Openhouse Gallery
Through February 15, 2012 - NoLita

Openhouse Gallery provides moms with an escape from winter in a private, safe, and warm space. Park Here's Mommy Mornings at the pop-up park features mom and kids yoga, trunk shows, musical singalongs, arts and crafts workshops, and organic coffee and tea. For more information on specific daily activities, call or visit the website.

Scenes from Zagreb: Artists' Publications of the New Art Practice - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through February 17, 2012 - New York

The New Art Practice was a term created for a generation of artists in the former Yugoslavia active in the late 1960s and throughout the 1970s. These artists shifted their practice to spaces outside the traditional studio, onto city streets, into artist-run spaces, and in multimedia performances and experimental publications. Focusing on artists working in the city of Zagreb, this exhibition documents aspects of this shift and highlights the ability of artists' publications to record these often ephemeral gestures and ideas. While artists such as Goran Trbuljak, Braco Dimitrijevic, Sanja Ivekovic, Mladen Stilinovic, and Vlado Martek, among others, worked in a variety of mediums, they shared a common impulse to produce publications. These artists questioned and played with ideas about the place of an artist within this particular political and socioeconomic context. Their work often involved public participation and blurred traditional notions of authorship through collective activities, chance operations, and the appropriation of language and imagery from the state and commercial media. The materials in this installation resonate with other contemporaneous scenes in Eastern and Central Europe and with broader international trends, while also providing an insight into very local networks of experimental artists and writers in Zagreb.

Tying the Knot & Make Your Own Valentines - Cold Spring Fish Hatchery and Aquarium
Through February 17, 2012 - Cold Spring Harbor

Practice tying fishing and boating knots at hands-on learning stations throughout the Hatchery. Also, make your own valentines.

Korean Eye: Energy and Matter - Museum of Arts & Design
Through February 19, 2012 -

Internationally-acclaimed exhibition Korean Eye: Energy and Matter, sponsored by Standard Chartered, shines a spotlight on new work by contemporary Korean artists. Korean Eye: Energy and Matter reflects a new era of diversity in Korean life, politics, and culture, and offers a unique opportunity for education and appreciation of Korea's rapidly developing art scene, which until recently has seen little global exposure. Korean Eye: Energy and Matter extends MAD's focus on materials and process in contemporary art and design by showcasing works of art in an astonishing range of materials, reflecting the ways in which Korean artists today are exploring techniques both traditional and innovative. Korean Eye: Energy and Matter offers an illuminating commentary on the philosophical and aesthetic conditions of modern Korean culture, from virtual reality and the pervasive influence of fantasy and pop culture to the dehumanization inherent in a post-industrial society. By turns ironic, satirical, and metaphorical, the exhibition includes photo-sculptures by Seung Hyo Jang; embroidery and acrylic paintings by Young In Hong; a large, imposing shark fabricated from reclaimed and repurposed automobile tires by Yong Ho Ji; and Meekyoung Shin's astonishing "antique" porcelain vases, rendered in soap.

'The History Mystery' - TADA! Youth Theater
Through February 19, 2012 - Manhattan

A musical time-travel adventure in which you'll meet Martin Luther King, Jr., Eleanor Roosevelt, and the Wright Brothers as children and imagine why they grew up to do the things they did.

Rather Unique - Woodward Gallery
Through February 19, 2012 -

New for 2012, Woodward Gallery invites Harlem-based street Artist Royce Bannon as their first-ever guest curator for an exhibition with rather unique art. This exhibition will highlight a group of trendsetting artists who stand out in street and graffiti genres. The artists include: Cassius Fowler, Celso, Chris RWK, Cope2, Darkcloud, H.veng.Smith, Indie184, infinity, KA, Keely, Kenji Nakayama, Kosbe, Matt Siren, Moody, Nose Go, Royce B, Russell King, UR New York, Veng, and Wrona. While how they each create differs, they are commonly driven to share art with their peers without-constraints. This public focus has afforded the group to experiment and redefine their creativity with instant feedback and inspiration from colleagues. Bannon selected these few for their resolve and commitment. They have worked obsessively over the years to get their public art recognized. Each one of them has a rather unique style that I really can't compare to any one else's. If I mention a Darkcloud, a Matt Siren, or a Cope2 you know exactly what I'm talking about- even if you're not into the scene- you can see their (iconic) images in your head...Everyone does wheat paste, and stickers, or (tag) throw ups, but this group of artists...make what they do really pop. Woodward Gallery acknowledges these most contemporary of artists and their contribution to the new world of art.

Projects 96: Haris Epaminonda - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through February 20, 2012 - New York

Berlin-based artist Haris Epaminonda (b. 1980, Nicosia, Cyprus) is internationally known for her photographic assemblages constructed from books and magazines of the 1950s and 1960s, and for her video installations, in which film and television footage culled from Greek soap operas, are reshot or re-edited in new sequences with a single soundtrack that provides an acoustic link. This exhibition presents Epaminonda's three-channel video installation Tarahi IIII, V, VI (2007), part of an ongoing series that enlists the use of reverse shooting, montage, cuts, superimposition, and repetition of motifs to address the permeability of memory. Favoring a slowed-down, filmic flow and the lush colors one associates with the saturated hues of Douglas Sirk's melodramas, these enigmatic videos are presented in a new installation involving sculptural and architectural structures—columns, pedestals, drapery, and niches—specifically conceived for the space at MoMA. The exhibition marks the 40th anniversary of the Projects series, which has played a critical part in the Museum's contemporary art prog

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