Babies Sing and Play - Bellerose Library
February 11, 2015 - Bellerose
Babies ages 12-24 months accompanied by caregivers learn simple songs and rhymes and play with educational toys and puzzles. Registration is required.
Anime and Manga for Kids! - Pomonok Library
February 11, 2015 - Flushing
Kids who like Pokémon and Yu-Gi-Oh, and Sonic the Hedgehog will like anime and manga, the Japanese art of animation! Come talk about anime, and manga, watch some Pokémon, and meet new friends!
Mother Goose Time:Court Square - Court Square Library
February 11, 2015 - Long Island City
Little ones ages up to 18 months spend the morning doing fingerplays, nursery rhymes, songs, stories, and more.
BOOST Craft Hour - Rochdale Village
February 11, 2015 - Jamaica
Children in grades 1-6 will enjoy making crafts for all seasons, and the upcoming Valentine holiday.
Music and Movement - Long Island Children's Museum
February 11, 2015 - Garden City
Musical instruments and sing-along songs get our youngest visitors’ bodies moving.
Blooming with Love Flowers - Long Island Children's Museum
February 11, 2015 - Garden City
Create and decorate a blooming flower with heart shaped petals to give to someone you love!
Lights, Camera, Astoria! - The Museum of The Moving Image
Through March 15, 2015 - Astoria
This exhibition traces the fascinating history of the Astoria studio, which has been at the heart of filmmaking in New York City since 1920. The site was the East Coast home of Paramount Pictures in the silent and early talking-picture eras, a center for independent filmmaking in the 1930s, and the U.S. Army Pictorial Center from World War II into the Cold War. After falling into disrepair in the early 1970s, the site has become a thriving cultural hub that includes Kaufman Astoria Studios and Museum of the Moving Image.
Year of South Africa: Collection of Violet and Les Payne - Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College
Through March 21, 2015 - Flushing
The Collection of Violet and Les Payne, a selection of artwork collected by Les Payne, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, during his time reporting in Johannesburg, South Africa between 1976-1985, will be on display on the first floor of the gallery.
Ying Nung Ma's Touch of New York - Voelker Orth Museum, Bird Sanctuary, and Victorian Garden
Through March 22, 2015 - Flushing
Ying Nung (aka Susan) Ma's photographs can make you fall in love with NYC. Having emigrated from Taiwan, she sees the City with fresh eyes. Ms. Ma captures the excitement and energy of New York's iconic sites with her camera, and shows equal aplomb in documenting people and events. This is her first solo exhibition.
The January 24th reception includes a musical interlude, with a performance by Iris Ma, an accomplished flautist who is the artist's daughter. On faculty at several colleges in Taiwan, where she also has an active concert career, she joins us for a musical offering.
KaleidoZone – Paint Me a Story: The Art of Javaka Steptoe - Long Island Children's Museum
Through April 26, 2015 - Garden City
Javaka Steptoe is an award-winning artist and book illustrator. The Harlem born, Brooklyn raised visual artist uses diverse and eclectic materials -- from candy wrappers to 14k jewelry -- to create playful images with three-dimensional qualities. Explore the different materials he uses to collage images that tell stories that delight children and their grownup companions.
Traveling Exhibit - Healthyville® - Long Island Children's Museum
Through May 03, 2015 - Garden City
Healthyville is a place for everybody. This bilingual (English/Spanish), interactive exhibit teaches health and wellness lessons through play-filled activities and educational messages that foster learning by doing. The young “residents” of Healthyville present fun facts about nutrition, fitness, safety, hygiene and the functions of the body. The exhibit encourages healthy living and making smart decisions. Be the first visitors to:
• Ride and row with a skeleton
• Discover Go, Slow and Whoa foods
• Touch boogers inside a giant nose
• Get the inside view of digestion
• Measure your vertical leap
• Exercise your heart
Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its NY World's Fairs. - Queens Historical Society at Kingsland Homestead
Through May 31, 2015 - Flushing
The historical society for the largest borough in New York City is dedicated to preserving the history of Queens through educational programs, exhibitions and its role as a local history research center.
An exhibition on the 1939 and 1964 World�s Fairs from the perspective of the common visitor through artifacts and photographs from individual collections.
Noguchi as Photographer: The Jantar Mantars of Northern India - The Noguchi Museum
Through May 31, 2015 - Long Island City
As part of his extended tour to investigate people's daily interaction with civic spaces and sacred sites throughout Europe, Asia, and the Far East, Isamu Noguchi first traveled to Northern India in 1949. Camera in hand, Noguchi discovered the eighteenth-century astronomical observatories in Delhi and Jaipur. Known as Jantar Mantar (translating loosely to "instruments and formulae"), these open-air campuses were comprised of astronomical instruments built on a grand architectural scale. Individual structures measured solar time, the celestial paths of the sun and moon and the latitudes and longitudes of planets and constellations, among other functions.
This exhibition, the first in a series focusing on Noguchi's photographs, will feature a selection from Noguchi's visits to the observatories between 1949 and 1960, a number of which were published contemporaneously in prestigious periodicals. A handful of objects related to Noguchi's interest in linking mankind and its rituals to the cosmos will also be on display, among them his Skyviewing Sculpture for Western Washington University and Sky Gate in Honolulu.
Preschool Place - NY Hall of Science
Through June 30, 2015 - Corona
The ideal space to explore, discover and build! Little ones can experience multi-sensory activities in a safe, protected area and is specially designed to meet the developmental needs of children ages birth to 6 years old. Sing-alongs, story times and art activities are featured during weekends and holidays. This program is available thru June 30, 2015.
Tiny Giants - American Museum of Natural History
Through July 05, 2015 - Upper West Side
Using the incredibly immersive power of specialist 3D cameras, audiences are transported to another world to experience the titanic battles tiny creatures face to survive. A chipmunk in a wild wood and a grasshopper mouse in Arizona's scorched deserts are both forced to grow up fast when they find themselves alone for the first time. Only by using their ingenious superpowers can these hidden creatures survive.
Tiny Giants is produced by BBC Earth and narrated by Golden Globe nominee Stephen Fry (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug).
Tiny Giants will be shown daily in the Museum's Samuel J. and Ethel LeFrak Theater, in 2D at 10:30 am and 12:30 pm, and in 3D at 11:30 am, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, and 4:30 pm. Times are subject to change.
Behind the Screen - Museum of the Moving Image
Through December 31, 2015 - Astoria
The core exhibition of the Museum, a one-of-a-kind experience that immerses visitors in the creative and technical process of producing, promoting, and presenting films, television shows, and digital entertainment. Occupying 15,000 square feet of the Museum's second and third floors, the exhibition reveals the skills, material resources, and artistic decisions that go into making moving images. Behind the Screen also introduces visitors to the history of the moving image, from nineteenth-century optical toys to the present-day impact of digital tools on film editing and post-production. Children under the age of fourteen must be accompanied by an adult of eighteen years or older.
Artifacts: The exhibition incorporates approximately 1,400 artifacts from the Museum's collection of the material culture of the moving image. These include historic film and television cameras, projectors, television sets, sound recording equipment, costumes, set design sketches and models, make-up, fan magazines, posters, and an outstanding collection of licensed merchandise?dolls, toys, board games, lunch boxes, and more. The Museum has also been a pioneer in collecting video arcade and console games, which are on exhibit and available for play by visitors. Recently acquired objects on view include makeup used on the stars of Sex in the City, a mechanical prop designed by Mike Marino for a climactic scene in Black Swan, and molds and prototypes produced during the creation of a King Kong action figure.
Computer-based interactive experiences: Visitors may record their own movements as a sequence of still photographs that can be printed out and made into a flipbook; create their own stop-motion animations, which they can save and email; record their voices over dialogue from a film, following the same procedure that actors use when dubbing their lines in post-production; choose sound effects to add to the images of well-known movies and television shows; add music to scenes from movies, and to experience how music affects mood and tone.
Audio-visual material: Behind the Screen includes nearly four hours of audio-visual material that ranges from film clips related to the artifacts on display; projections of the earliest kinetoscope films, The Great Train Robbery, and selections from The Jazz Singer and Nanook of the North, all of which bring key moments in film history vividly to life; special videos, including The First Movies about Etienne Jules Marey and Chuck Workman's Precious Images; and a simulation of a live TV control room, taking visitors inside the room where director Bill Webb called the shots for the broadcast of a game between the New York Mets and San Diego Padres.
Commissioned artworks: Artworks created especially for incorporation into Behind the Screen are Tut's Fever by Red Grooms and Lysiane Luong, a real movie theater equipped for video that seats thirty-five; TV Lounge by Jim Isermann, an environment resembling a 1960s living room; and Feral Fount by Gregory Barsamian, a stroboscopic zoetrope using 97 sculptures rotating on an armature to create a short animation.