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Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on February 10

February 10, 2014   |    

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

I Have Seen the Future: Norman Bel Geddes Designs America - Museum of the City of New York
Through February 10, 2014 - New York

The first major exploration of the theater and industrial designer who The New York Times dubbed "the Leonardo da Vinci of the 20th century." A visionary who was equally comfortable in the realms of fact and fiction, Bel Geddes (1893-1958) played a significant role in the 1920s and '30s, shaping not only modern America but also the nation's image of itself as innovator and leader into the future. Bel Geddes most famously expressed his dynamic vision of this American future -- streamlined, technocratic, and optimistic -- with his unforgettable Futurama exhibition at the 1939-40 New York World's Fair. Bringing together some 200 never-before-seen drawings, models, photographs and films of theater sets and costumes, housing projects and appliances, airplanes and automobiles, the exhibition underscores that Bel Geddes sought nothing less the transformation of American society through design.

Allegory and Illusion - Rubin Museum of Art
Through February 10, 2014 - New York

Allegory and Illusion: Early Portrait Photography from South Asia presents approximately 120 photographs and a selection of albums, glass plate negatives, cabinet cards, cartes-de-visites, and postcards illustrating the rich tradition of portrait photography in India, Burma, Sri Lanka, and Nepal from the mid-19th century to early 20th century.

Vasily Kandinsky: From Blaue Reiter to the Bauhaus, 1910-1925 - Neue Galerie
Through February 10, 2014 - New York

Vasily Kandinsky (1866-1944) was a transformational figure in the history of modern art. Alongside his development of a revolutionary abstract style, Kandinsky demonstrated an ambition to go beyond conventional easel painting. This exhibition charts how the artist's large paintings with musical and theatrical associations from the Blaue Reiter years developed into large-scale Bauhaus environments. The artist's 1922 Juryfreie murals will be re-created for the exhibition, enabling visitors to "walk inside" a Kandinsky painting.

Flip Side - Rubin Museum of Art
Through February 10, 2014 - New York

The texts and images on the back of Tibetan art objects reveal clues to their meaning, function, and historical context. For the first time ever both sides of a select group of scroll paintings (thangkas), sculptures, and initiation cards will be explored in detail. Chosen for the beauty, exceptional content, and complexity of their backs, these works of art dating from the 13th to the 19th century illuminate the many uses of the other side in Tibetan culture.

Prince Igor - Metropolitan Opera
February 10, 2014 - New York

Borodin's defining Russian epic, famous for its Polovtsian Dances, comes to the Met for the first time in nearly 100 years. Dmitri Tcherniakov's new production is a brilliant psychological journey through the mind of its conflicted hero, with the founding of the Russian nation as the backdrop. Star bass-baritone Ildar Abdrazakov takes on the monumental title role, with Gianandrea Noseda conducting.

Family Storytime - Auburndale Library
February 10, 2014 - Flushing

An afternoon of family fun including story time, and, a simple craft or activity for children from pre-K to grade 2 and their caregivers.

The Modern Poster in Germany - Neue Galerie
Through February 10, 2014 - New York

This exhibition traces the emergence of the poster as an art form in Germany in the early twentieth century. Over 30 posters from the late 19th and early 20th century, including work by Lucian Bernhard, Thomas Theodor Heine, Ludwig Hohlwein, Julius Klinger, Johann Thorn-Prikker, and Oskar Schlemmer, are on view. Most of the posters in the exhibition have never been displayed at the museum and are rare examples of this vibrant art form.

Kids Yoga Class (8-10 yr olds) - Salutations Yoga Studio
Through February 10, 2014 - Glenwood Landing

Children learn individual yoga poses, as well as alignment, pose sequencing and learn to link the breath with movement. Team-building partner poses, cooperative group poses, collaborative yoga games, calming breathing exercises, mindfulness techniques, creative guided imagery, and deep relaxation complete this class. Additional activities also include yoga-related arts and crafts, yoga journals, along with discussions on the how to stay calm, positive and compassionate. Advance registration is required. Please call, text or email to sign-up.

Tiny Tots - CSTL Center for Science Teaching and Learning
February 10, 2014 - Rockville Centre

CSTL's Tiny Tots program is held Mondays throughout the school year. Tiny Tots is a 1 1/2hr workshop for toddlers, ages 18 months to 3. Each week brings with it a new theme, and with each new theme comes new activities that both delight and educate at every turn. Every class is led by one of its friendly staff members who will include at least one story and fun activity.

Skrillex - Brooklyn Bowl
February 10, 2014 - Brooklyn

Timeless Tales - Central Library
February 10, 2014 - Jamaica

Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers meet for story times with a children's librarian. Participants enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, learning activities and lots of fun! Preregistration is required.

Minecraft Monday: 3D World Design for Teens - White Plains Public Library
February 10, 2014 - White Plains

Teens are invited to create their own world in Minecraft. Limit of 10 builders with admission based on arrival time. Open enrollment; no registration required. In the Edge Media Lab.

Family Movie - Haverstraw Public Library, Village Branch
February 10, 2014 - Haverstraw

Kids are invited to watch a movie on the library's big screen.

Valentine Film and Craft - Rose Memorial Library
February 10, 2014 - Stony Point

Toddlers are invited to the library for a Valentine's Day film, a special craft, and a choco-licious treat. Registration is required.

Newbery Book Club - Rose Memorial Library
February 10, 2014 - Stony Point

Children ages 8 and up can stop by the library for a brief book discussion with trivia games. This month, book club members will read The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate. Get a copy of the book at registration.

Toddler Winter Workshop - Jill's Ceramics
February 10, 2014 - West Nyack

Jill will help young artists design winter-themed crafts. Children can choose from a large array of seasonal items including heart or mitten-shaped dishes, mugs, plates, snowflake boxes, princess plaques, and more. Pieces can be taken home that day or left for glazing. Fee includes instruction. Pre-registration is requested. Workshops will be held each Monday and Tuesday.

Mother Goose Mondays - Forest Hills Library
February 10, 2014 - Forest Hills

Infants ages 3-17 months accompanied by their parents or other adult caregivers enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and movement games while their parents or caregivers socialize, make friends and share parenting tips.

Baby and Me - Bayside Library
February 10, 2014 - Bayside

A special time for mommies and their little ones. A fun morning featuring nursery rhymes, fingerplays, songs and playtime.

Exploring Nature with Your Child - Long Island City Library
February 10, 2014 - Long Island City

In this program, toddlers and their caregivers explore the natural world with stories and nature-themed art projects.

Tales & Tunes - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 10, 2014 - Garnerville

Walkers up to 36 months and their parent or caregiver are invited to the library for stories, fingerplays, songs, and bubbles. Registration is required.

Stories & Craft - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 10, 2014 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-6 are invited to the library for stories, crafts, and more. Registration is required.

My Yogi and Me - Scarsdale Public Library
February 10, 2014 - Scarsdale

A series of fun movements and games, this class for children up to age 5 who are walking on their own and their grown-up companions is a wonderful opportunity to stretch and play together. Traditional hatha yoga poses have been modified and adapted to a playful format, incorporated into new and familiar games, songs, and make believe. The program ends with a snuggly guided imagery and relaxation session. Caregivers must be prepared to participate in this program. No knowledge of yoga is necessary. Registration required but not limited to Scarsdale card holders.

Tug of Wills - Workshop with Aleta Koman - Temple Beth Am
February 10, 2014 - Yorktown Heights

Learn how to manage difficult behavior with ease. Aleta will lead a workshop on a positive approach to discipline and how to deal with difficult issues like separation, tantrums, and anxiety. Babysitting available upon request. Please RSVP by Fri., Feb. 7.

Valentine Sweet Treats - Floral Park Public Library
February 10, 2014 - Floral Park

Preschoolers (ages 3-5) with caregiver will create a sweet treat to eat for themselves or their Valentine. Older kids have a later session.

First Five Years Story and Play - Brooklyn Public Library, Kensington branch
February 10, 2014 - Kensington

Preschoolers can play with toys and hear stories. Space is limited. Pick up a ticket at the Children's Reference Desk on the morning of the program.

Peek-a-Boo Story Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Leonard branch
February 10, 2014 - Williamsburg

Stories, songs, and fingerplays for pre-walkers and their caregivers.

Lego Duplo Time for Little Ones - Brooklyn Public Library, Leonard branch
February 10, 2014 - Williamsburg

Toddlers can get an introduction to Lego blocks with the larger-size Duplo Legos.

Poetry and Percussion - Brooklyn Public Library, Coney Island branch
February 10, 2014 - Coney Island

Teens recite poetry to the beat of percussion instruments.

Bereavement Support Group - Elias Hicks Historical Home
February 10, 2014 - Jericho

COPE, a grief and healing organization dedicated to supporting parents and families living with the loss of a child, holds monthly support groups meetings for parents two Mondays per month for parents on the North Shore. Parents and siblings new to COPE must speak to COPE's Clinical Director Laraine Gordon prior to their first meeting 631-259-2018.

Winter Storytime - Mineola Public Library
February 10, 2014 - Mineola

Join in for exciting stories, favorite songs, and simple crafts. Ages 2 1/2 through kindergarten (with a caregiver).

Yoga Sessions - Mineola Public Library
February 10, 2014 - Mineola

Rob Crowe will introduce you to the beneficial practices that help you relax, meditate and reach optimum health.

Lego Club - Mineola Public Library
February 10, 2014 - Mineola

Do you LEGO? Create unique structures and meet other Lego enthusiasts. Kindergarten and up (with caregiver). Register.

Munchkin Monday: Valentine's Day - Palisades Center Mall
February 10, 2014 - West Nyack

Toddlers are invited to celebrate Valentine's Day at this special edition of Munchkin Monday, presented by Rockland Parent magazine. Registration via the mall's web site is required.

Valentine's Fun - 74th St. MAGIC
February 10, 2014 - Upper East Side

Come celebrate Valentine's Day at MAGIC. There will be crafting extra special Valentine's, decorating Valentine's cookies, and tons of fun—it'll be a sweetheart of a time.

Raising a Child with Down Syndrome - West Rocks Middle School
February 10, 2014 - Norwalk

Presentation and discussion by a panel of parents of children with Down Syndrome and an adult with Down Syndrome. Co-sponsored by SPED*NET Wilton, Norwalk SPED Partners, and Norwalk Public Schools.

Maker Mondays - Westport Library
February 10, 2014 - Westport

Geek out at the Library on Monday afternoons. Each Maker Monday features a different hands-on, creative activity. Register online for each workshop. Join any time. Each week's workshop will be announced the week before. For grades 6-9.

Gridiron Greats: Vintage Football Cards in the Collection of Jefferson R. Burdick - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through February 10, 2014 - New York

On the occasion of the 2014 Super Bowl - the first ever played in the New York area - the Metropolitan will display a selection of vintage football cards from the celebrated collection of Jefferson R. Burdick (1900-1963). In 1947, the Syracuse electrician began to donate his collection of approximately 303,000 trade and postcards to the Museum. The Burdick collection constitutes an integral part of the Museum's collection of ephemera and tells the history of popular printmaking in the United States. Shown for the first time in this exhibition, the football cards document the sport through media ranging from lithography to photography.

LEARN TO DRAW with ART TEACHER AMY: Ages 9-12 - Bridges Academy
February 10, 2014 - West Islip

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

Monday Minnows - Age 3-5 - Cold Spring Habor Whaling Museum
February 10, 2014 - Cold Spring Harbor

Children enjoy open playtime, story time and a craft. Each week there is a new theme.

Playtime with Sammie & Tudie - Sprout San Francisco
February 10, 2014 - Upper East Side

Playtime with Sammie & Tudie is a "mommy and me" style class for kids ages 1 to 3 years. Each week is a different theme and the fun starts there. Puppets, songs, creative play, colors, counting and even a little circus fun are all a part of the class. First class is only $10. Single classes are $25, 3 classes are $60, and 5 classes are $90.

The Westminster Kennel Club 138th Annual All Breed Dog Show - Pier 92/Pier 94
February 10, 2014 - Midtown

Westminster Kennel Club is back for its 138th Annual Breed Dog Show Breed. Watch as the best of man's best friends compete in several categories including Breeds of the Hound, Sporting, Non-Sporting, Toy, Working, and Terrier. Judging will take place during the day (8 am-4 pm).
Monday: Breeds of the Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting and Herding Groups
Tuesday: Breeds of the Sporting, Working and Terrier Groups
Groups, Junior Showmanship Finals and Best In Show will be judged Monday and Tuesday evenings at Madison Square Garden (West 33rd and Seventh Avenue)
Monday at 8pm: Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting and Herding Groups
Tuesday at 7:30pm: Junior Showmanship Finals, Sporting, Working & Terrier Groups, followed by Best In Show
Additional coverage of the events is also available via streaming video on the Westminster website

Your 2-Year-Old: What to Expect - Rutgers Community Programs
February 10, 2014 - Upper West Side

Led by an educator, this workshop will tell parents everything they need to know about the development of their 2-year-olds: behaviorally, socially, physically, and cognitively. RSVP required: contact Jennifer at jmoore@rutgerschurch.org or 212-877-8227, ext. 212.

Arsenal Gallery Exhibtion: The March - Arsenal in Central Park
February 10, 2014 - Upper East Side

In commemoration of Black History Month, the Arsenal Gallery is pleased to present The March, an exhibition that includes work from seventeen artists. Coordinated by NYC Parks' Ebony Society, this exhibition reflects on the struggles and victories of the Civil Rights Movement past, present and future, as well as those individuals who have advanced the cause.

92Y Parenting Conference - 92Y
February 10, 2014 - Upper East Side

How is the digital world impacting your child? And how does it affect you as a parent? Are you parenting the child of your dreams? How do you "take charge" as a parent – and why should you do so?

Four of the country's leading child-development experts tackle these questions and more at 92nd Street Y's second annual Parenting Conference.. Tickets to the half-day conference and reception are available at 92y.org/parentingconf. Conference talks will be available via livecast to parents everywhere at www.92Y.org/livecast; parents can also follow the conversation on Twitter, #92Yparenting.

The experts are Catherine Steiner-Adair, psychologist, consultant, educator and author of The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age; Harold Koplewicz, psychiatrist and president of the Child Mind Institute in New York; Edward Hallowell, psychiatrist and founder of the Hallowell Centers (for ADHD treatment) in New York, Boston and San Francisco; and Ron Taffel, family therapist and chair of the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy.

For more information about the experts, visit: www.92y.org/parentingconf.

The conference kicks off with opening remarks by Parents magazine Editor-in-ChiefDanaPoints, who also interviews Dr. Steiner-Adair. It concludes with a reception, at which parents are invited to mingle and talk-one-on-one with the experts and each other.

Fretta Reitzes, creator of the 92Y Parenting Conference and director of 92Y's children's programming, sees the Parenting Conference as an opportunity to give parents helpful, relevant and timely information from top-tier psychologists and researchers who see thousands of children and families every year, all over the country.


Conference Schedule
Monday, Feb. 10
9:15am-1:30pm
$99
Talks available via livestream at 92y.org/livecast
Welcoming remarks from parenting experts Sally Tannen, Director of 92Y's Parenting Center and Dana Points, Parents magazine Editor-in-Chief
Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair in conversation with Dana Points, The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital (Audience Q&A included)
Dr. Edward Hallowell, How to Raise Children So They Turn Out the Way You Dream They Might
Dr. Dr. Harold Koplewicz, When to Worry About Your Kid's Worries
Dr. Ron Taffel, Reclaiming Your Parental Authority and Staying in Charge – It's a Good Thing
Reception, An informal setting to bring your questions to presenters and talk with other parents. The Madame Alexander Doll Company is a supporting sponsor of 92Y's ParentingCenter; the company will have a booth at the Parenting Conference featuring Madame Alexander products. Parents magazine is the conference's media sponsor.

Music For Aardvarks I Love My Caregiver Valentine's Day Drop-In Classes - Hebrew Tabernacle
February 10, 2014 - Hudson Heights

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and Music For Aardvarks Manhattan is celebrating by offering special drop in classes at all of their 19 locations. Classes are held all over Manhattan from the Financial District to Washington Heights. For a complete list of locations visit the website. The special valentine-themed classes will feature favorite Aardvarks tunes "Annie the Nanny," "Miami Grammy," "Me & My Dad," "I Love You," and "Taxi." It's a perfect way for children to celebrate Valentine's Day and the people they love. Visit Facebook and like Music For Manhattan-Manhattan to receive a special promotional price.

Music For Aardvarks I Love My Caregiver Valentine's Day Drop-In Classes - Beehives & Buzzcuts
February 10, 2014 - Gramercy Park

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and Music For Aardvarks Manhattan is celebrating by offering special drop in classes at all of their 19 locations. Classes are held all over Manhattan from the Financial District to Washington Heights. For a complete list of locations visit the website. The special valentine-themed classes will feature favorite Aardvarks tunes "Annie the Nanny," "Miami Grammy," "Me & My Dad," "I Love You," and "Taxi." It's a perfect way for children to celebrate Valentine's Day and the people they love. Visit Facebook and like Music For Manhattan-Manhattan to receive a special promotional price.

Music For Aardvarks I Love My Caregiver Valentine's Day Drop-In Classes - Alwan For The Arts
February 10, 2014 - Financial District

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and Music For Aardvarks Manhattan is celebrating by offering special drop in classes at all of their 19 locations. Classes are held all over Manhattan from the Financial District to Washington Heights. For a complete list of locations visit the website. The special valentine-themed classes will feature favorite Aardvarks tunes "Annie the Nanny," "Miami Grammy," "Me & My Dad," "I Love You," and "Taxi." It's a perfect way for children to celebrate Valentine's Day and the people they love. Visit Facebook and like Music For Manhattan-Manhattan to receive a special promotional price.

Fashion Plate Prix Fixe & Lincoln Square Crew Cuts Program - Lincoln Square
February 10, 2014 - Lincoln Square

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City is making a fashionable return! The runways will be lit and the area's restaurants will be packed with locals, visitors and tourists taking advantage of the Lincoln Square Business Improvement District’s highly-anticipated fashion week dining promotions: Fashion Plate Prix Fixe and Lincoln Square Crew Cuts. Twenty-eight of the Upper West Side’s most popular and renowned restaurants are hosting fashionably exceptional deals for everyone coming to the Lincoln Square neighborhood.

Fashion Plate Prix Fixe is open to the public for breakfast, lunch, dinner and brunches during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. 28 restaurants are offering outstanding menu options, for example:


Rosa Mexicano Lincoln Center is featuring a $25 Prix Fixe lunch special as well a three-course dinner for only $38.

The Smith is hosting a $27 three-course lunch and complimentary sparkling morning punch with any breakfast entree; and a special two-course, modern Italian lunch is being offered at Lincoln Ristorante for $36.

Trending this season, many of the restaurants participating are including cocktail specials as part of their Prix Fixe menu offerings. For a complete list of participating restaurants, visit lincolnsquarebid.org/fashionweek

Jazz and New York: A Fragile Economy - The Graduate Center, CUNY
February 10, 2014 - New York

As one of New York’s signature artistic fields, can jazz continue to thrive with its small yet passionate following? How is jazz distributed in a world without record stores, commercial jazz radio, or reviews beyond jazz magazines? Participants include Jason Moran, pianist, composer, and artistic advisor for jazz at the Kennedy Center; Jana Herzen, musician and founder of the Motema record label; and Mary Schmidt Campbell, dean of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Moderated by music critic and author Gary Giddins, of the Graduate Center’s Leon Levy Center for Biography.

Love Songs - 54 Below
February 10, 2014 - New York

Celebrating a night of love and new musical theater with best and brightest performers and composers in New York City. The night will feature original songs by Alexander Sage Oyen, Will Buck, Lauren Marcus, Drew Overcash, Zoe Sarnak, and Georgia Stitt. A portion of the proceeds will go straight to the V-Day Foundation, V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. Featuring: Alex Brightman, Max Crumm, Ariana DeBose, Joanna Howard, Siri Howard, Lauren Marcus, Jessica Mortellaro, Taylor Noble, Krista Pioppi, Max Quinlan, Krysta Rodriguez, Taylor Sorice, Stephanie Turci, and Natalie Weiss.

Music Mondays - The Dance Gallery
February 10, 2014 - New York

New York Theatre Ballet presents Music Mondays at The Dance Gallery, 30 East 31st Street, 5th Floor, NYC on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 7:30pm. There will be a suggested donation of $10 at the door. To make a reservation, call (212) 679-0401 or email info@nytb.org. This installment of NYTB’s concert series, Music Mondays, will showcase Nuevo Tango, an evening of contemporary tango music. The performance will feature the tango-inspired works of Michael Kosch, Andre Previn, Allen Shawn, Ron Wasserman, and more. New York Theatre Ballet's Music Director Michael Scales will accompany on piano with guest violinist Pauline Kim Harris.

Teen Valentine Candy Making - The Field Library
February 10, 2014 - Peekskill

Teens and tweens are invited to make and decorate candy at The Field Library in Peekskill. Perfect to give to Valentines or enjoy as a special treat. All supplies included free of charge. For middle school and high school age. For more details or to reserve a spot, call 914-737-0010 or email eanastasi@wlsmail.org. The Field Library is located at 4 Nelson Ave., Peekskill, NY 10566.

Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show - Madison Square Garden
Through February 11, 2014 - Midtown

The Westminster Dog Show is one of the longest-running shows of its kind, starting in 1877. A two-day event featuring hundreds of dogs from across the country in several different judging categories, and the claws come out for this intense competition. This prestigious dog show judges canines on categories such as Best in Group, Best of Breed and Best in Show.

Ulysses Owens CD Release - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center
Through February 11, 2014 - New York

With Ulysses Owens, drums; Duane Eubanks, trumpet; Michael Dease, trombone; Gilad Hekselman, guitar; Christian Sands, piano; Reuben Rogers, bass (2/10 only); and Matthew Rybicki, bass (2/11 only).

Meet the Museum - Brooklyn Museum
Through February 13, 2014 - Prospect Heights/Park Slope

Registration for the winter session of Meet the Museum opens on December 13 and meets on Thursdays from January 9 through February 13. A program for the Museum’s youngest visitors and those who care for them, Meet the Museum provides toddlers with opportunities to experiment with and explore art and culture through song, gallery activities, and art making. Adult companions work closely with their children and discover creative and fun ways to interact. Early registration is encouraged; classes fill up quickly.

Eight Strokes & the Moving Word - Chen Dance Center
Through February 13, 2014 - Chinatown

As part of its educational programming, Chen Dance Center presents Eight Strokes & the Moving Word, a one-hour performance with live narration, audience interaction, video, and excerpts of both traditional and contemporary dance performed by H.T. Chen & Dancers. The work takes its title from the eight basic strokes of calligraphy, an exquisite art that has been a source of inspiration over the years for choreographer H.T. Chen. Through the arts, the audiences also learn about China and its folklore.

Billy Budd - Brooklyn Academy of Music
Through February 13, 2014 - Fort Greene

As part of a worldwide celebration of the composer's 100th birthday, Benjamin Britten's sweeping, seafaring masterpiece comes to BAM in a spectacular production from Glyndebourne Festival Opera, helmed by Tony Award-winning director Michael Grandage (former artistic director of the Donmar Warehouse). From lilting a cappella sea shanties to bombastic choral juggernauts, Britten's magnificent score roars to life under the direction of esteemed conductor Sir Mark Elder and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, while Glyndebourne's all-male cast fills designer Christopher Oram's cavernous ship with truly unforgettable sound. Based on Herman Melville's classic novella, with a powerful libretto by E.M. Forster and Eric Crozier, Billy Budd transforms a British man o' war into a crucible for human faith and error, where truth is fugitive and justice never absolute.

Fashion Plate Prix Fixe & Lincoln Square Crew Cuts Program - Lincoln Square Area
Through February 13, 2014 - Manhattan

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City is making a fashionable return! The runways will be lit and the area's restaurants will be packed with locals, visitors and tourists taking advantage of the Lincoln Square Business Improvement District’s (BID) highly-anticipated fashion week dining promotions: Fashion Plate Prix Fixe and Lincoln Square Crew Cuts. Fashion Week in New York runs February 6-13 and 28 of the Upper West Side’s most popular and renowned restaurants are hosting fashionably exceptional deals for everyone coming to the Lincoln Square neighborhood. Fashion Plate Prix Fixe is open to the public for breakfast, lunch, dinner and brunches during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. 28 restaurants are offering outstanding menu options, for example: Upper West Side staple, Rosa Mexicano Lincoln Center is featuring a $25 Prix Fixe lunch special as well a three-course dinner for only $38; The Smith is hosting a $27 three-course lunch and complimentary sparkling morning punch with any breakfast entree; and a special two-course, modern Italian lunch is being offered at Lincoln Ristorante for $36. Trending this season, many of the restaurants participating are including cocktail specials as part of their Prix Fixe menu offerings. For a complete list of participating restaurants, please visit http://www.lincolnsquarebid.org/fashionweek

Oh Happy Day Valentine Station - Pottery Barn Kids - The Westchester
Through February 14, 2014 - White Plains

Kids can create a Valentine for a special friend or loved one at the craft station. Daily, Feb. 7-14, during store hours.

Running Scared, Running Free - Ward Melville Heritage Organization
Through February 14, 2014 - Stony Brook

In honor of Black History month an interactive theatrical performance about the links between the Underground Railroad. Make an appointment to take a group to see this program. February 4-February 14.

Andrea Tese: Inheritance - De Buck Gallery
Through February 15, 2014 - New York

Clothing, bottles, appliances - relatable objects that serve as the basic accessories of daily life - are schematically arranged to form a visual inventory of one man's possessions. The Inheritance project is a deeply personal one for Andrea Tese. The photographs document the artist's mourning process following the passing of her grandfather, rearranging the objects that filled his home into pictorial compositions to assert her own presence as an artist, while chronicling his life through a parading plethora of simple objects, ranging from those unique to the individual subject such as a collection of paperweights or newspaper clippings including those about Tese herself as a child, to pedestrian objects such as shoes or pots and pans.

Margaret Garrett- TUNING FIELDS - Birnam Wood Galleries
Through February 15, 2014 - New York

Contemporary painter Margaret Garrett's solo exhibition at Birnam Wood Galleries in Chelsea. Exhibition is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, 11am-6pm, January 7th, 2014- February 15th, 2014. The opening reception will be held on January 9th, 2014 from 6pm-8pm.

Andrea McArdle Dream Roles - 54 Below
Through February 15, 2014 - New York

Broadway's original Annie, Andrea McArdle, returns to 54 Below with an all new show. This fresh musical outing celebrates the power and magic of performing "that great role." Lovers and liars, heroes and villains, elegant ladies & outrageous broads, there is nothing that excites the imagination more than watching a classic character come to vivid life on stage. In Dream Roles, Andrea brings her soaring vocals to some of the theatre's greatest roles, the roles she's loved, the role's she's played and the roles she's always dreamed of performing. At the same time, Dream Roles showcases the dynamic melodies of Broadway's musical masters: Sondheim, Herman, Lloyd Webber, Menken and many more. Join Andrea as she pulls back the curtain and turns up the spotlight on her greatest theatrical inspirations… along with a few surprises. (No show Feb. 11.)

Sacred Visions: Nineteenth-Century Biblical Art from the Dahesh Museum Collection - Museum of Biblical Art
Through February 16, 2014 - New York

Comprised of approximately 30 works of art, Sacred Visions: Nineteenth-Century Biblical Art from the Dahesh Museum Collection highlights how biblical subject matter was embraced within the academies of 19th-century Europe. Historically ranked at the top of the Academy's hierarchy of genres, biblical depictions of both Old and New Testament subjects enjoyed a resurgence in the 19th century. This renewed interest may be attributed to several factors, including the developing field of biblical archaeology and the advent of photography, which produced travel books of the Holy Land. During this century of political and religious upheaval, artists - and the larger societies of which they were a part - looked to the Bible to provide inspiration, often in the form of allegory, for contemporary circumstances.

Exhibition: Eye to I...3,000 Years of Portraits - Katonah Museum of Art
Through February 16, 2014 - Katonah

The curatorial staff of the Katonah Museum of Art is developing an exhibition of portraiture that will represent diverse cultures and span more than 3,000 years of history and art. "Eye to I...3,000 years of Portraits" is not intended as an encyclopedic account of portraiture; rather, it will use portraits to explore the myriad ways that individuals look at and understand imagery. Each of the 60 portraits on display will offer interpretive copy from a range of individuals - scholars, teachers, actors, doctors, politicians, art collectors, and community members - explicating the work from their personal perspective. Visitors will be invited to add their own responses as well. The conceptual framework for this show is based on the premise that in art, as in life, there is no single piece with a meaning that is objective, value-neutral, or accessible to all. The importance assigned to an art object corresponds to the viewers' perspectives, which vary according to language, culture, socialization, education, and other aspects of their personal histories. The portrait genre in particular presents multiple layers of interpretation and represents a broad sampling of eras, media, and artistic periods. The earliest works on display will be a carved Egyptian bust of Amenhotep III, dating from 1,500 BC, and a marble sculpture of a Roman priest (AD 125). From there, the exhibition moves forward to feature portraits from Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America to contemporary American artists who create portraits in astounding ways. The artists included are Diane Arbus, Chuck Close, John Singleton Copley, Gustave Courbet, Edward Curtis, Eric Fischl, Felix Gonzales-Torres, Duane Hanson, Oliver Herring, Byron Kim, Vik Muniz, Alice Neel, Shirin Neshat, Julian Opie, Pablo Picasso, Gordon Parks, Martin Schoeller, Cindy Sherman, Auguste Rodin, Edouard Vuillard, Andy Warhol, and Kehinde Wiley, among others. On view Oct. 27, 2013 through Feb. 16, 2014. Museum hours: Tuesdays through Saturdays: 10am-5pm; Sundays: 12-5pm. Closed Mondays.

Tony Feher - Bronx Museum of The Arts
Through February 16, 2014 - Bronx

A twenty-year survey dedicated to the American sculptor. The exhibition and the accompanying monograph represent the first attempt at a comprehensive, in-depth consideration of Feher's career. It seeks to reveal the richness, complexity, and impact of Feher's investigations through a careful selection of 60 key works that revolve around a very personal formal, material, and spatial vocabulary developed and refined over the past couple of decades.

Orchard Beach: The Bronx Riviera - Bronx Museum of The Arts
Through February 16, 2014 - Bronx

The Bronx is considered one of the most diverse communities in America, as well as the home of Hip Hop and Salsa. For the families who have called this borough a home, Orchard Beach remains a treasured respite from the sweltering confines of the concrete jungle. Lawrence's portraits of these summertime regulars celebrate the pride and dignity of those who frequent Orchard Beach.

Take Me To The Water: Immersion Baptism in Vintage Music and Photography 1890-1950 - Museum of Biblical Art
Through February 16, 2014 - New York

A video and audio installation which transports the viewer and listener into America's early twentieth-century, to the banks of rivers, lakes, and ponds where congregations gathered and sang as candidates holding hands in waist-deep water were submerged by a minister for baptism.

Women's Project Theater Presents 'Row After Row' - New York City Center Stage II
Through February 16, 2014 - New York

When two hard core Civil War re-enactors show up for their annual Gettysburg beer and find a pretty stranger at their table, old allegiances come into question. Straddling 1863 and today, ROW AFTER ROW is a dark comedy about choosing your cause and finding your courage.

Noise in the Waters - La MaMa E.T.C
Through February 16, 2014 - NY

"A memorable show that should absolutely not be missed....The black satirical tone to which Martinelli has long accustomed us is coloured by the Fratelli Mancuso's music of land and the faraway, and by Renda’s intensity, taut with a note of pain, of pietas, that move and wound. The show leaves us astonished, indignant and not only: it digs beneath indifference, carving out faces, stories and sufferings that continue to live within us for days." – Corriere della Sera-Bologna. Supported by Amnesty International and lionized by Italian critics, this dark, intense melologue (short work for voice and music) protests the indifference of Fortress Europe to the everyday tragedy of refugees from Africa, who have perished for years in the Strait of Sicily on fruitless sea voyages to escape massacres and starvation in their homelands. Teatro delle Albe is one of the most important theatre companies on the Italian and international scene. Its prizes include 14 Ubu Prizes (the "Oscars" of Italian theater), the award by Lo straniero dedicated to the memory of Carmelo Bene, the judges' prize at the International Fadjr Festival of Teheran, two "Golden Laurels" from the Mess International Festival in Sarajevo and the career achievement prize from the festival Journées Théâtrales de Carthage in Tunis.

Isaac Julien: Ten Thousand Waves - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through February 17, 2014 - New York

An immersive film installation projected onto nine double-sided screens arranged in a dynamic structure. Especially conceived for The Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium, the installation choreographs visitors' movement through the space. The original inspiration for this recently acquired, 55-minute moving image installation was the Morecambe Bay tragedy of 2004, in which more than 20 Chinese cockle pickers drowned on a flooded sandbank off the coast in northwest England.

Small Delights: Chinese Snuff Bottles - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through February 17, 2014 - New York

Snuff, a mixture of finely ground tobacco leaves and aromatic herbs and spices, was introduced to China by European missionaries, envoys, and merchants in the second half of the seventeenth century. With its medicinal and stimulating effects, it soon caught on with officials and even the emperor at the Qing dynasty (1644-1911) court. The increasing use of snuff led to the making of snuff bottles, small containers with a corked stopper that were easily portable and airtight to preserve freshness and flavor.

Valentine’s Day Events in The Eloise Shop - Eloise at the Plaza
Through February 17, 2014 - Midtown

Eloise fans will make their very own Valentine’s Day cards and decorate four heart shaped cookies provided by William Greenberg Desserts. Of course there will be treats to snack on!

TIDAL POOLS - Greenwich Art Society Gallery
Through February 19, 2014 - Greenwich

Smooth stones softened by the raging pacific ocean is the inspiration for the artists Half Moon Bay at Moss Beach collection. This beautiful location, south of San Francisco, is an exciting venue that reveals patterns and textures in the stones with swirling sea currents. January 5-February 19, 2014.

Free Irish Classes-Mommy Daddy & Me - AOH HAll
Through February 19, 2014 - Babylon

Teach your young child Irish Gaelic in this immersion program. February 5-February 19.

Winners - Showcase
Through February 20, 2014 - St. James

The Smithtown Township Arts Council is pleased to announce Winners Showcase 2014, an exhibition featuring the work of award-winning artists from STAC’s 2013-juried exhibitions. The public is invited to an opening reception Saturday, January 18, 2-4 pm to meet exhibiting artists and view their work. Regular Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 10 am-5pm; Saturday and Sunday, 12-4pm. Closed January 20 & February 17. Call 631-862-6575 for more information. Admission to the gallery is free. Stony Brook artist Judy Contrino is a self-taught artist who has been drawing and crafting all of her life. She paints with both acrylic and watercolor and enjoys using vibrant colors and contrast. She creates portraits in pencil and charcoal. Judith hopes her paintings move people and make them smile. Massachusetts Artist Alice Denison focuses on flowers in her art. “The flowers that interest me most are the ones on wallpaper, fabric, and paintings — the decorative ones, the ones that make no claim to meaning. The ones we walk on, sit on, eat on, sleep on, and wear…the backdrop flowers. Because these decorative flowers almost always remind me of something, some time, or someone, they have meaning. Because the meaning is associative, it is mysterious, and its mystery makes it more interesting still. It is this glimmering to life of an inert form that sparks my work.” Commack artist Lisa Fernandez has been a teacher and art educator on Long Island for 25 years. Working in oils, Lisa’s large-scale still life paintings use of bold colors and strong contrast. Lisa’s close attention to detail and composition skills allow her to create strikingly beautiful images. Amal is a fine artist and illustrator from Port Jefferson who delights in having brushes in her hands and bringing stories to life. Her illustrations sit somewhere between fantasy and realism and the theater has been an inspiration for many of her pieces. Amal has provided numerous illustrations to children's book publishers and editorial publications. She also teaches illustration and drawing. Port Jefferson artist Michael Kutzing is a self-taught painter who worked in the construction industry for 37 years. Over the years, he collected maritime paintings and was inspired to attempt painting himself. He was encouraged by those who saw his work to continue painting. Thirty paintings and several shows later he continues to grow as an artist. Setauket artist Elizabeth Louise sketched her drawings live during rehearsals at Theatre Three in Port Jefferson. “Capturing the character of actors on stage is a challenge. I do not have the luxury of having them pose for me during rehearsals. My degree from Maryland Institute College of Art gave me the training and confidence to combine, decades later, my sketching skills with my first love in the arts…theatre.” In the words of Brooklyn artist, printmaker, and bookmaker PD Packard, “There is an absolute law of harmony, accessible to all, which is an endless source of inspiration and knowledge that I rely upon when creating and executing my artwork.” A storyteller through her prints, watercolors and hand-bound books, PD Packard’s work is truly unique and thought provoking. Centereach artist Courtney Surmanek is a current bachelor of Fine Arts candidate at New York University, completing her final year. Courtney, who works in several different mediums including video, performance and material art, looks at art as a means toward community development and social change. She is excited to help young people develop the skills necessary to expand their scope of what art can do for the world Mount Sinai artist Burton Woods’ realistic paintings are inspired by places that are slowly changing or disappearing: quiet, flower-bordered lanes, brick walks, weathered wooden buildings and boats, sandy beaches and wind-swept marshes. Mr. Woods captures the essence of Long Island in his pastels and oils, sketching on site and completing his work in his home studio. STAC, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, is supported by Town of Smithtown and funded in part by Suffolk County and Suffolk County Legislator John M. Kennedy, Jr.

American Jewelry Design Council Celebrates 25 years of Design - Forbes Galleries
Through February 22, 2014 - New York

The American Jewelry Design Council (AJDC) showcases 25 years of outstanding jewelry design at the prestigious Forbes Galleries in New York. The exhibition, “Variations on a Theme: 25 Years of Design from the AJDC”, is open to the public and will dazzle museum visitors with one-or-a-kind works from over 40 AJDC members through February 22nd, 2014. On view at the Forbes gallery will be a selection of works from various annual AJDC Design Projects from the very first theme, in 1996 to the most recent, in 2013. Annually, the council asks each of its members to create a design project, interpreting a single concept or theme; the final product is a collection of unique jewelry pieces joined by a solitary concept. Past themes include simple conceptual elements such as “Water”, “Spiral”, “Ice”, and “Flight” imagined into breathtaking masterpieces made of precious metals, gemstones and unexpected materials

28 Great Artists at Work: Portraits of the American Praemium Imperiale Laureates - The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
Through February 22, 2014 - New York

The Japan Art Association celebrates 25 years of its Praemium Imperiale international arts award with a photo exhibition honoring the 28 winners who have lived or worked in the United States. The show features photographs of Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Miller, Merce Cunningham, Richard Serra and 24 other world-renowned cultural figures at work in their studios.

The Image Gallery Redux: 1959-1962 - Howard Greenberg Gallery
Through February 22, 2014 - New York

In 1959, in a small storefront on East 10th Street in New York City, a photographer named Larry Siegel opened a gallery dedicated exclusively to photography. The Image Gallery, open until 1962, showed the work of leading photographers including Rudy Burckhardt, Sid Grossman, Saul Leiter, Duane Michals, and Garry Winogrand, becoming one of the models for exhibiting photography as an art form. This exhibition features the work of 21 photographers whose work was shown at that legendary gallery.

Casting call: Ridgefield BandJam 2014 - Ridgefield Playhouse
Through February 22, 2014 - Ridgefield

Casting call for middle and high school rockers who have a chance to win Ridgefield BandJam 2014. RidgefieldBandJam.com has all the details on how to enter this year's American-Idol style competition before the entry deadline on Saturday, February 22. Live tryouts for the 16 semi-finalist bands will be on Monday, March 10, for middle school bands, and on Tuesday, March 11, for high school bands at The Ridgefield Playhouse. Finalists in both categories will compete for the coveted titles on Sunday, April 27.

Josephsohn - Hauser & Wirth
Through February 22, 2014 - New York

The gallery's first New York exhibition devoted to the late sculptor Hans Josephsohn (1920-2012). For over six decades, the German-born Swiss artist devoted his practice to the enduring theme of the human figure, which he explored in standing, sitting, and reclining figures, as well as half-figures, heads, torsos, and reliefs. Josephsohn's highly personal artistic language - the distinctive weight, mass, and force he achieved through a bold, immediate, and highly physical way of working - conveys deep understanding of both classical sculpture and Modernist principles. From slim abstracted forms reminiscent of ancient steles, to rough-hewn figures cast in bronze and left unpainted, the artist's output reveals a continuous search to reinvent and express the fundamental humanity of the individual and to summon the presence of a person.

Alex Prager - Face in the Crowd - Lehmann Maupin
Through February 22, 2014 - New York

This two-part exhibition will feature large-scale photographs of elaborately staged crowd scenes at 201 Chrystie Street and an immersive three-channel video installation at 540 West 26th Street. The exhibition is Prager's debut show with Lehmann Maupin since joining the gallery in September 2013.

Winter 2014 Reading Olympics - Wilton Library
Through February 22, 2014 - Wilton

You don't need to put on ice skates and ear muffs to join Wilton Library's Olympic Games. In celebration of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi Russia, the library challenges young readers to finish two books within three weeks, or three books, or even five books. There will be an Awards Ceremony on February 22. Read a lot, visit often, and fill in your reading log. For independent readers.

Harry Bertschmann: Abstract Dynamics - Studio Vendome
Through February 22, 2014 - New York

Studio Vendome begins the New Year with a compelling exhibition, “Harry Bertschmann: Abstract Dynamics.” Both Studio Vendome and Studio Vendome Projects will feature Bertschmann from January 14 through February 22, 2014. Studio Vendome, at 330 Spring Street, will present a six-decade survey composed of eleven large paintings on canvas plus sixteen works on paper in mixed media. Studio Vendome Projects, at 30 Grand Street, will focus on Bertschmann’s twenty-two smaller abstract works from his Haiku series. Harry Bertschmann was born in Basel, Switzerland, in 1931 but has lived and worked most of his life in New York City. From 1947 to 1951, he studied at the Basel School of Design (Kunstgewerbeschule), an institution noted for its innovative use of fonts and colors in dynamic compositions. Bertschmann studied under Armin Hofmann, famous for having developed the Swiss Style in the graphic arts, and later apprenticed at the atelier of Fritz Bühler, the foremost innovator in conceptual graphic design. In 1951 Bertschmann landed a job in Cleveland as a graphic designer and dedicated all of his spare time to developing his own abstract-expressionist style. Success came early with a first prize at the Cleveland Museum of Art for one of his oil paintings. And in 1958 he was accepted to exhibit at the Carnegie International, the prestigious international contemporary art survey exhibition in Pittsburgh. At only twenty-seven, Bertschmann was likely the youngest exhibitor, and one of his large canvases hung beside works by the first generation of the New York School who were at that time in their prime, such as Franz Kline (1910–1962,) Barnett Newman (1905–1970,) Mark Rothko (1903–1970) and Robert Motherwell (1915–1991.) Bertschmann’s momentum was impeded soon after the Carnegie International when the US army drafted him, but he still found a way to paint. When he returned to the States, he settled in Greenwich Village. There, he and his wife, Mary, started the Bank Street Press, an independent publisher of poetry and children’s books. His wife served as editor and Bertschmann as designer. Still, painting remained his primary interest. One of the strong groups of his paintings from this period is called The Bank Street Paintings. However, because Bertschmann never actively sought gallery representation, few critical eyes became aware of his work. It was not until 1986, when on a serendipitous studio visit, Henry Geldzahler, the former curator of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, expressed great admiration for his work, that Bertschmann received the attention he deserved. In 1997 Swiss colleagues arranged for a Bertschmann retrospective at the Gewerbeverband Basel-Stadt. The exhibition’s 140 works featured a wide range that illuminated the brilliance of Bertschmann’s double lives. His design life, that which supported him, produced numerous graphic designs of commercial logos and packaging, many of which have become iconic in our culture, such as those for Kent & Newport cigarettes, Pantene, Binaca, Nestlé and Bufferin. At the other end of the spectrum, his artistic life pushed the boundaries of abstract expressionism. Now, for the first time, Bertschmann has agreed to a retrospective in New York at Studio Vendome in Hudson Square, West of SoHo. An opening reception will be held at 330 Spring Street on Wednesday, January 15th from 6pm to 9 pm. For the event art historian and critic Robert C. Morgan, who has written a critical essay on Bertschmann, will engage the artist in a conversation beginning at 7pm. The galleries of Studio Vendome uniquely showcase the works of late-career artists and artist’s estate collections that deserve greater critical recognition. Peter Hastings Falk, the noted art historian and art reference publisher, is curator of these rediscovered artists’ exhibitions, which are part of the unprecedented “Rediscovered Masters” series. An Art Advisory Board composed of distinguished museum directors, curators, historians, and critics elect artists.

The Armory Show at 100 - Modern Art and Revolution - New-York Historical Society
Through February 23, 2014 - New York

Works by Duchamp, Matisse, Picasso, Cezanne, Gauguin, and Van Gogh will be on display in The Armory Show at 100: Modern Art and Revolution, which revisits the famous 1913 New York Armory Show on its 100th anniversary. In 1913, the International Exhibition of Modern Art came to New York. Organized by a small group of American artists and presented at the Lexington Avenue Armory (and thus nicknamed the Armory Show), it introduced the American public to European avant-garde painting and sculpture. The public sensation and the polemical critical responses to the show represented a watershed in the history of American art, This exhibition is an exploration of how the Armory Show inspired seismic shifts in American culture, politics, and society.

Silla: Korea's Golden Kingdom - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through February 23, 2014 - New York

This exhibition is dedicated to the magnificent art created between 400 and 800 A.D., the seminal era of the Silla Kingdom. Co-organized with the National Museums of Korea in Seoul and Gyeongju and drawn from the holdings of these institutions, it will introduce audiences to the remarkable artistic achievements of a small kingdom that rose to prominence, embraced cosmopolitanism, and gained control of the entire Korean peninsula. Included among the works on display are designated National Treasures with few parallel examples in Western museums. Highlights will include spectacular gold crowns and regalia, rare objects from Central and West Asia, and Buddhist sculptures and reliquaries.

Holiday Train Show - Grand Central Terminal
Through February 23, 2014 - New York

The 12th Annual Holiday Train Show at Grand Central is making rounds through February 23 at the Transit Museum Gallery Annex and Store, with a Lionel model train layout and whimsical artwork by Maira Kalman, author and illustrator of Next Stop Grand Central. Admission is free.

Tropical Paradise - New York Botanical Garden
Through February 23, 2014 - Bronx

Take refuge from winter by retreating to Tropical Paradise - a showcase of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory's permanent collection, including orange-yellow crotons, fuchsia bromeliads, and more. You'll feel like you are on vacation without leaving New York.

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk - Brooklyn Museum
Through February 23, 2014 - Pr

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