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Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on February 17

February 17, 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 17, 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 17. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Bronx, check out our complete calendar of events.

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.

Prince Igor - Metropolitan Opera
February 17, 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.

Musical Mondays - Danny Bacher - Le Cirque
February 17, 2014 - New York

Featuring live performances by talented musicians and singers in Le Cirque Cafe. Enjoy sophisticated sounds while sipping Billy's famous cocktails or offerings from their extensive beer and wine menu, or make it a complete French/Italian affair with the delicious $38 prix-fixe dinner. Singer/saxophonist Danny Bacher is one of the most versatile musicians on the scene today, with superb technique, a commanding stage presence, and a rare ability to communicate the standards to a contemporary audience. With nearly twenty years of professional experience, this award-winning artist has performed with jazz legends from Jon Hendricks to Marilyn Maye.

Royal Hanneford Circus - Westchester County Center
February 17, 2014 - White Plains

Westchester's favorite show is back! The Royal Hanneford Circus is coming to town for President's Day Weekend. The show will feature Grandma the clown, terrific tigers, acrobats, mother and baby elephants, the human cannon ball, ATV daredevils, trapeze stars, and much more! Tickets are available at the Westchester County Center Box Office as of Nov. 21, 2013 at 10am (no service fees apply), through Ticketmaster at, or by calling 800-745-3000 (service fees will apply).

Tiny Tots - CSTL Center for Science Teaching and Learning
February 17, 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.

School's Out! - CSTL Center for Science Teaching and Learning
February 17, 2014 - Rockville Centre

Join in for days of fun-filled, hands-on science and nature activities. There will be dinosaurs, live animals, science exploration, nature discoveries and more! Sign up for the days that work for you. 4-12 year olds. Aftercare (4-5pm) available.

Mystery at the Museum - Science Museum of Long Island
February 17, 2014 - Plandome

Help unravel a mystery! Learn how to lift and examine fingerprints. Perform chemical tests on blood samples as you try to figure out just what happened in this wacky museum.

Monday Afternoon Storytime at B & N - Barnes & Noble City Center
February 17, 2014 - White Plains

Young children can enjoy an exciting adventure at every turn of the page during this storytime.

Febuary Vacation Activities: Catch of the Day - The Whaling Museum & Education Center of Cold Spring Harbor
February 17, 2014 - Cold Spring Harbor

Elementary-aged children enjoy vacation week activities.

Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of Shawnee Press - Carnegie Hall
February 17, 2014 - New York

DCINY proudly presents an evening of choral music with full symphony orchestra in celebration of the 75th anniversary of Shawnee Press. Music featured in this concert comes from the Shawnee Press catalog and is by some of their most well-known composers and arrangers including Greg Gilpin, an ASCAP award-winning choral composer-arranger; Mark Hayes and Joseph Martin, prominent award-winning church composer-conductors; and Tim Seelig, Artist Director and Conductor of the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus. Performers - Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International Greg Gilpin, Mark Hayes, Joseph Martin, and Tim Seelig, Conductors. Program - BATES/WARD, ARR. GASPARD America The Beautiful; GILPIN Live Your Dream; BERLIN, ARR. RINGWALD Give Me Your Tired Your Poor; MARTIN The Awakening; HAYES The Glorious Music Of Life; FOSTER, ARR. MARK HAYES Oh! Susanna; SIMON, ARR. MARK HAYES Bridge Over Troubled Water; WITHERS/HAMILTON/CARAWAN PIANO HORTON/SEEGER, ARR. HAYES Lean On Me/We Shall Overcome; HAYES Swinging With The Saints; GILPIN Why We Sing; HOWE/STEFFE, ARR. RINGWALD Battle Hymn Of The Republic; CANNON, ARR. GILPIN Won’t You Please Come Home?; TRADITIONAL, ARR. GILPIN The Wayfaring Stranger; GILPIN Hope; J. PAUL WILLIAMS/JOSEPH MARTIN Shout To God; GRAHAM/LOVLAND, ARR. MARTIN You Raise Me Up; SORENSON God Of Heaven; MARTIN Come To The Music; MARTIN Goin’ To The Holy City; BERLIN ARR. MARTIN God Bless America. Tickets: Regularly $20 - $100 – 30% off with discount code DCI18191 (can be used online, by phone, or in person at the box office). On Sale Now! Call CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800, or visit For more information on group sales or other special offers, please contact us at 212-707-8566 x307 or

Harlem Globetrotters - IZOD Center
February 17, 2014 - East Rutherford

The world famous Harlem Globetrotters have been thrilling families and millions of fans for 88 years, all the while innovating basketball in exciting new ways. Last year, the Globetrotters did something unparalleled in the history of sports and entertainment, letting fans vote on new rules to be used in actual games.

Toddler Winter Workshop - Jill's Ceramics
February 17, 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.

Family Storytime - Auburndale Library
February 17, 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.

Timeless Tales - Central Library
February 17, 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.

Homework Help - Laurelton Library
February 17, 2014 - Laurelton

Afterschool homework assistance in math, writing and other subjects is available for children in Grades 1-6.

School's Out! Winter Camp! - CSTL Center for Science Teaching and Learning
February 17, 2014 - Rockville Centre

Join in for days of fun-filled, hands-on science and nature activities. There will be dinosaurs, live animals, science exploration, nature discoveries and more! Sign up for the days that work for you. 4-12 year olds. Aftercare (4-5pm) available. Pre-registration is required.

Tales & Tunes - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 17, 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 17, 2014 - Garnerville

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

Winter Pack Chat for Kids (ages 4-8) - Wolf Conservation Center
February 17, 2014 - South Salem

An excellent introduction to wolves for families with young children. Kids learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the important role of wolves in the natural world. Guests will visit Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa, and Zephyr, as well as the center's other endangered wolves. Don't forget a camera. Pre-registration required.

Winter Wolves on Presidents' Day! - Wolf Conservation Center
February 17, 2014 - South Salem

A unique opportunity to visit the wolves on a school holiday. Guests will visit Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa, and Zephyr as well as the center's other endangered wolves, and enjoy hot beverages in the woodstove-heated classroom. Dress for COLD weather and don't forget a camera! Pre-registration is required.

President's Day Commemoration - St. Paul's Church N.H.S.
February 17, 2014 - Mt. Vernon

At 1pm, author and historian Arthur Lefkowitz explores the leadership style of George Washington, based on his book, "George Washington's Indispensable Men: The 32 Aides-de-camp who Helped Win American Independence." There will also be living history dramatizations by General Washington and President Lincoln.

Aspiring Young Artists presents �Celebrate� - Long Island Children's Museum
February 17, 2014 - Garden City

Celebrate the roots of popular American music and dance with performers of Aspiring Young Artists (A.Y.A.), of West Hempstead. The company will be performing music and dance styles that celebrate roots in Africa. AYA is the vision of company Directors Timothy Bishop and Bonita Bishop-Johnson. They have provided over 30 years of performing arts instruction to all ages, providing instruction in ballet, tap, jazz, modern, liturgical, hip hop, African Caribbean dance, as well as theater workshop. Come enjoy this jubilant and colorful celebration of life through music, rhythm and movement.

Paper Possibilities - Long Island Children's Museum
February 17, 2014 - Garden City

Make a collaborative sculpture using a variety of fun textured paper. Add your one-of-a-kind creation to our ongoing crazy tree sculpture.

Tick-Tock Clocks - Long Island Children's Museum
February 17, 2014 - Garden City

Clocks tell us when a new day begins, when the seasons are changing, and when to wake up for school. Time moves in a circular way on a clock, and to celebrate the new Secrets of Circles exhibit, you will learn about different types of ancient clocks and assemble your own just-for-fun, decorative clock.

Messy Afternoons - Long Island Children's Museum
February 17, 2014 - Garden City

Join in for the type of artistic activities that everyone loves, but not one likes to clean-up after. Except the LICM staff. The afternoon will offer a variety of sensory activities for children ages 18 months to age 4.

Romeo and Juliet - Madison Theatre at Molloy College
February 17, 2014 - Rockville Centre

This nine-person production will bring the famous play to life with a live score, and the emotional journey you have to come to expect from the bard. With a doomed star-crossed romance, pulse pounding sword fights, and the tragic fate of two families, it is a story that will touch the hearts of young, the old, and everyone in between.

COPE Sibling Support Group - Elias Hicks Historical Home
February 17, 2014 - Jericho

COPE, a grief and healing organization dedicated to supporting families living with the loss of a child or sibling, holds monthly support groups meetings for adult siblings on the North Shore. Groups for siblings ages 5-10 and 11-17 also available. Parents and siblings new to COPE must speak to COPE�s Executive Director Karen Flyer prior to their first meeting (516-484-4993).

Munchkin Monday President's Day Event - Palisades Center Mall
February 17, 2014 - West Nyack

Rockland Parent and the Palisades Center team up to offer TWO Munchkin Monday events this month. Stop by JC Penny Court on President's Day for a celebration with live music and crafts.

Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of Shawnee Press at Carnegie Hall - Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall
February 17, 2014 - Midtown

DCINY proudly presents an evening of choral music with full symphony orchestra in celebration of the 75th anniversary of Shawnee Press. Music featured in this concert comes from the Shawnee Press catalog and is by some of their most well-known composers and arrangers.

Sesame Street Live: 'Elmo Makes Music' - Theater at Madison Square Garden
February 17, 2014 - Midtown

Mark your calendar for a musical event like no other as your favorite monsters makes music! Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird, and all their Sesame Street friends are taking to the stage to share their love of music in Sesame Street Live "Elmo Makes Music." Jenny, an enthusiastic new music teacher, arrives on Sesame Street only to discover that her instruments are missing. Jenny's new Muppet friends quickly come to the rescue and discover "instruments" they never knew existed...rubber duckies, trash can lids and even cookie jars. Elmo and friends teach children that everyone can make and enjoy beautiful music together. Adults will hear music they'll recognize and enjoy sharing with children, such as "The Hustle," "You Should Be Dancing" and "Rockin' Robin." "Elmo Makes Music" features nearly two dozen songs, including classics that children will love to sing along with such as "C Is for Cookie" and "The Alphabet Song."

Holiday Break Chocolate Workshops - Chocolate Works Manhasset
February 17, 2014 - Manhasset

Join in the winter vacation recess chocolate workshops. Children will enjoy a 2-hour drop-off session in the Manhasset location crafting their own chocolate creation and using our factory style equipment. Includes pizza lunch and beverages. Call 516-627-2340 to reserve your spot today - space is limited!

Winter's Aweigh - Mystic Seaport
February 17, 2014 - Mystic

Celebrate the Seaport's winter reopening. Step inside the village buildings and get creative — try your hand at an art project, visit the Print Shop and create a winter scene, make your own hand-dipped candle, and build a toy boat. You can also watch skilled working dogs as they carry out live demonstrations.

Dinosaur Days - Yale Peabody Museum
February 17, 2014 - New Haven

From the 150-million-year-old Apatosaurus skeleton in the Great Hall to the award-winning, life-sized sculpture of Torosaurus outside, dinosaurs and the Yale Peabody Museum go hand in hand. Visit during the February school holidays for this annual celebration of paleontology and dinosaurs. There will be hands-on activities for the whole family, including the famous fossil dig and an extensive fossil touch table. And you'll have the chance to meet paleontology graduate students and professionals and learn about their interesting research.

An Evening with Michael Bolton - Queensborough Community College
February 17, 2014 - Bayside

The multiple Grammy Award-winning Singer, Songwriter and Social Activist, has sold more than 53 million albums and singles worldwide, he continues to tour the world every year, all while writing, recording and taping for a wide array of projects spanning music, film, television and theater. Known for his soulful voice and poignant lyrics, his timeless style, charm and good looks have also earned him a spot in several "People Magazine's Sexiest Man" issues, including 2012's "Sexiest Man Alive." He most recently became a viral sensation for featuring in The Lonely Island's hugely popular, "Captain Jack Sparrow" video that launched on Saturday Night Live and was performed live on the Emmys. The Emmy-nominated video has racked up over 95 million views on YouTube, where it was the 3rd most viewed video of 2011. Bolton credits his fans with being "the best in the world" and loves nothing more than bringing his timeless hits to audiences globally. In recognition of his artistic achievements, Michael won 2 Grammys for Best Pop Male Vocal Performance, 6 American Music Awards, and a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. As a songwriter, he has earned over 24 BMI & ASCAP Awards, including Songwriter of the Year, 9 Million-Air awards, and the Hitmakers Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Songs include: When A Man Loves A Woman, How Am I Supposed to Live Without You, I Promise You, A Love So Beautiful, How Can We Be Lovers, Lean On Me, When I'm Back On My Feet Again and Go The Distance from Walt Disney's blockbuster animated film Hercules. Michael's latest album Ain't No Mountain High Enough: Tribute to Hitsville, features songs by Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson and Stevie Wonder.

The Game-Making Game - Museum of the Moving Image
February 17, 2014 - Astoria

The exhibition Indie Essentials: 25 Must-Play Video Games showcases the work of game designers and developers who have taken daring creative risks to explore new forms and methods of play. All games, from Tic Tac Toe to Madden NFL, are actually systems that share common features. In this 60-minute workshop, children ages 8 and older, learn what makes a game a game?and what makes a game fun?by making one, using tokens, die, game chips, and other materials. Materials fee: $5

The Muppet Show - Museum of the Moving Image
February 17, 2014 - Astoria

Be a part of Jim Henson's world at these screenings of episodes featuring notable guest appearances by Carol Burnett, Steve Martin, and Rita Moreno. The Muppet Show was the most widely watched television show around the world in the late 1970s. Every week, special guest performers joined Muppet regulars including Miss Piggy, Kermit, Rowlf, and Fozzie. These three episodes feature guest stars currently being honored for their lifetime achievments: Rita Moreno, winner of the Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award, and a Grammy-Oscar-Emmy-Tony winner, earned her first Emmy for her appearance on the series� debut broadcastin 1976. Steve Martin, who recently received an Honorary Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, brought his act to Episode 208,, 1977. Finally, Carol Burnett, the 2013 recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor danced her way through Episode 515, 1980), a dance marathon episode which won an Emmy for Outstanding Writing. Total running time 78 mins.

Watson Adventures' Grand Central Scramble Family Scavenger Hunt - Grand Central Terminal
February 17, 2014 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a unique scavenger hunt for adults and kids 7 & up! Kids and adults work together to uncover the secrets of this amazing train station. To win, you'll have to go nuts in the Whispering Gallery, learn a secret about the stars, find TV celebs in the food court, stand on fish under an upside-down tree in the Grand Central Market, learn the arrival time of a "ghost" train and think like Willy Wonka in the Transit Museum Gallery. Kids must be accompanied by an adult, and vice versa. Advance purchase is required via Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT.

Winter Break Out Day: How Sweet It Is! - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
February 17, 2014 - Stamford

Join the center for a Maple Sugar Open House and see how the sugaring season is progressing. Learn about the ecology of chocolate and make a chocolate craft to take home. Take a winter farm tour to see how all of the sweet spring babies have grown up. Meet several Overbrook Nature Center animals and discover the sweet (and not so sweet) ways they defend themselves from predators. Create great self-guided crafts and at 2:30pm enjoy delicious S'mores over the campfire. Come for a few activities or stay for the day. The complete schedule of events will be posted on site and on Registration is not necessary.

Winter Vacation Jump-n-Art Adventures at Pump It Up - Pump It Up Norwalk
February 17, 2014 - Norwalk

Drop off your child for a few hours of games, prizes, fun crafts projects, snack plus bouncing and sliding fun, with themes like Jurassic Land, Treasure Island, Circus School and more. Check the website for more information.

Open House - Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck
February 17, 2014 - Center Moriches

During the tour, parents of children with special needs will have a chance to meet the staff, the camp?s director, nurse and office manager, and ask questions or address any concerns that they might have. They will have the opportunity to view the entire camp and explore the different areas dedicated for various activities such as arts and crafts, adaptive sports, and games.

DISNEY'S BEAUTY & THE BEAST JR. - Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts
February 17, 2014 - Smithtown

The Brainy and Beautiful Belle yearns to escape her provincial life...and her brute of a suitor, Gaston. However, Belle gets more adventurous than she wanted when she becomes a captive in the Beast's enchanted castle. Dancing flatware, menacing wolves, and singing furniture fill the stage with thrills in this beloved fairy tale about very different people finding strength in one another and learning how to love.

Brianna Thomas CD Release - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center
February 17, 2014 - New York

With Allyn Johnson, piano; Yasushi Nakamura, bass; Ulysses Owens, drums; Riza Printup, harp; Marcus Printup, trumpet/flugelhorn; Wycliffe Gordon, trombone.

Vacation Art Week - Boots Lamb Education Center at Guild Hall
February 17, 2014 - East Hampton

Each day will feature a guided tour of the Student Art Festival Exhibition and then students will create an artwork centered around a specific theme. Each day is different and themes vary from watercolor, to sculpture, to portrait and more. Tickets online at or at Box Office;; or 1-866-811-4111.

Presidents Week! - Long Island Science Center
February 17, 2014 - Riverhead

Open all week in honor of our countries leaders.

Washington's Birthday Party - Whaling Museum and Education Center of Cold Spring Harbor
February 17, 2014 - Cold Spring Harbor

Come celebrate Washington's Birthday and learn about whaling in colonial times. Create a craft and have some birthday cake.

Suffolk County Farm and Education Center--Winter Break Camp - Suffolk County Farm and Education Center
February 17, 2014 - Yaphank

If your child loves nature, being outdoors, animals, hands-on activities, and making new friends, then the Suffolk County Farm is the place to be for a week off from school. Students will enjoy age appropriate activities utilizing the century old, 200-acre working farm and environmental center. For grades K-6. Call to register.

Open Chocolate Molding - Chocolate Works Commack
February 17, 2014 - Commack

Pick a mold and work with a chocolatier to fill it from a huge vat of chocolate then decorate it. Also pick a sweet treat and toppings to run through the enrobing machine.

Disney's The Little Mermaid, Jr. - The Showplace at the Bellmore Movies
February 17, 2014 - Bellmore

In a magical kingdom fathoms below, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. The performance runs for one hour and is followed by a meet and greet with the cast.

Julia McKinnis CD Release Show - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 1
February 17, 2014 - New York

NYC-based singer/songwriter Julia McKinnis performs at Rockwood Stage 1 on Feb. 17th at 7pm. Showcasing her signature lilting vocals and ukulele, Julia will perform songs off her debut album The Good Has Won, which is set to release Feb 4th, 2014. For more information, go to

Playtime with Sammie & Tudie - Sprout San Francisco
February 17, 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.

Presidents in Residence: February School Vacation Week - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
February 17, 2014 - Upper West Side

Families explore, learn, and compete together in a series of presidential family programs. Search the museum for artifacts related to presidents from George Washington to Bill Clinton in a scavenger hunt; create slogans and election buttons; and take part in a quiz game honoring Abraham Lincoln (Was he the first president to have a beard? What was the name of the theater where Lincoln was shot?). Prizes for participation and for winning. Ages 4 and up. Free with museum admission.
Schedule of events:
Presidential Scavenger Hunt, 10am-6pm
Abraham Lincoln Family Quiz, 2pm
Vote for Me! Election Button Making, 1-3pm

The History of Chocolate with American Heritage Chocolate® - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
February 17, 2014 - Upper West Side

Chocolate was not always sold as a candy bar! See, smell, and taste colonial hot chocolate—watch as American Heritage Chocolate educators grinds cocoa beans, add spices like red pepper, nutmeg and cinnamon, and heat up hot chocolate to taste. Don’t forget to get your own to bring home! Free with museum admission. All ages.

Art Workshop + Gallery Tour: Musical Explorations: Line, Shape, and Color - The Jewish Museum
February 17, 2014 - Upper East Side

Explore the galleries through a musical tour experience and design your own whimsical creation in an art workshop with Jukebox Radio?s Mark Dzula.

Sculpt the Globe: Vacation Week Art Workshop - The Jewish Museum
February 17, 2014 - Upper East Side

Get creative in the realm of sculpture inspired by large-scale works from around the globe in the exhibition Other Primary Structures. Using paint, cardboard, wire, wood, and string construct a dazzling arrangement of forms and shapes to take home.

Bob Marley?s Three Little Birds - The New Victory Theater
February 17, 2014 - Times Square Theater District

Mama says, "breathe easy," but Ziggy's afraid to leave the house. He's too busy worrying about tropical storms, evil spirits and steering clear of that sneaky, hair-snatching Duppy! With the help of Dr. Bird and his feathered friends, Ziggy's reminded in soothing six-part harmony that "every little thing gonna be all right." A jammin' musical featuring the timeless music and lyrics of Bob Marley and based on the children's book by his daughter Cedella, Bob Marley's Three Little Birds shares the legendary reggae artist's message of peace and love with a new generation of songbirds.

Kids MusicRound Demo Class - Small World Connect
February 17, 2014 - Upper East Side

Through music play, Kids MusicRound has been enriching young minds across the nation since 1999, and their finally coming to New York City. Call Kids MusicRound at 800-731-0830 to reserve a place in a demo class day.

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!

Mini-Space Camp - Town of Ramapo Challenger Center
February 17, 2014 - Airmont

The Challenger Center hosts a mini-space camp for kids on the President's Day school break. Choose either a morning or afternoon session or both. Kids in kindergarden through grade 4 can build LEGO creations as well as make LEGO robots and toys that they control with a computer. Kids can also take a virtual journey into space in the center's Spacecraft Simulator. Reservations are required.

Gary Thor Wedow Conducts Bach's St. Matthew Passion - Alice Tully Hall
February 17, 2014 - New York

Gary Thor Wedow, conductor - Juilliard415 - Trinity Wall Street Choir - Timothy Fallon, Evangelist. Featuring Juilliard singers Takaoki Onishi as Jesus, Joseph Eletto as Peter/Pilate/Judas, soprano Ying Fang, tenor Nathan Haller, bass Elliott Hines, and alto Eric Jurenas. Celebrated American conductor Gary Thor Wedow evokes his "convincingly elegant period style" (Opera News) in leading Juilliard415 and NYC's Trinity Wall Street Choir in Johann Sebastian Bach's St. Matthew Passion. Written in 1727, this sacred oratorio is considered one of the iconic masterpieces of choral repertoire and the Baroque era. Tickets $20 available 1/27 at the Alice Tully Hall Box Office, by calling CenterCharge (212) 721-6500. Patron/Senior/Student/Alumni tickets $10 available at the Alice Tully Hall Box Office only (Alumni must present alumni ID cards). Patron tickets $10 available online with discount code.

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.

Mid-Winter Recess Public Skating Sessions - Hommocks Park Ice Rink
Through February 21, 2014 - Mamaroneck

The rink will operate a public session from 11am-5:15pm daily Feb. 17-21.

February Break Theater Workshops - White Plains Performing Arts Center
Through February 21, 2014 - White Plains

Musical Theater Workshops for kids in grades 5-12 at the White Plains Performing Arts Center. Students will focus on music from each show. Sign up by the day ($90 per day), or for all five workshops ($400 for the week). Mon. Feb. 17: Songs from "West Side Story" Tues. Feb. 18: Songs from "Hairspray" Wed. Feb. 19: Songs from "Kinky Boots" Thurs. Feb. 20: Songs from "Cinderella" Fri. Feb. 21: Songs from "In the Heights"

Kids Winter Camp - Green Chimneys Clearpool Campus
Through February 21, 2014 - Carmel

What better way for kids to spend the school break than a wintry week of camp classics? A full week of fun and educational programming includes hiking, crafts, campfire activities, games, songs, and a daily theme to tie together the activities of the day. It's a great way to let kids experience the environment at a time of year they may not normally spend outdoors. For children and teens ages 5-15. Single-day and full-week options. Daily lunch and snack provided. Activity programs include: High and Low Ropes Adventure; Maple Sugaring; Outdoor Survival; Animal Encounters; and much more! View complete details at

Kids Drop Off - Presidents' Day and Mid-Winter Break Mini Camp - Sportime USA
Through February 21, 2014 - Elmsford

Drop your kids off for some FUN... Unlimited use of all in-house attractions: Lasertag, mini twister, bumper cars, Himalaya Coaster, XD motion theater, video games, billiards, soft adventure, ballocity, spider climb, batting cages, and more. Special activities include arts and crafts and movie time. Price includes morning snack, lunch, and afternoon snack. Half day options are also available (9am-1pm or 1-5pm). Trained staff supervise. Reservations required. Call 914-592-2111.

February Break Vacation Day Theater Workshops At White Plains Performing Arts Center - White Plains Performing Arts Center
Through February 21, 2014 - White Plains

Students in grades 5-12 can broaden their dancing, singing, and acting skills by learning show-stopping numbers based on contemporary Broadway. A short sharing for family and friends will take place at the end of each day. Participate by the day, or for the full week. Part of the Entergy Master Class Series. Monday, February 17: Songs from "West Side Story" Tuesday, February 18: Songs from "Hairspray" Wednesday, February 19: Songs from "Kinky Boots" Thursday, February 20: Songs from "Cinderella" Friday, February 21: Songs from "In the Heights" February 17-21, 10am-4pm daily.Participate by the day or for the full week. White Plains Performing Arts Center 11 City Place (at City Center), 3rd Floor White Plains, NY 10601 $90 per workshop or $400 for all five days. Visit or call 914-328-1600. Click on "Buy Tickets Now" at

President's Week Music Together Classes - Not Just Art
Through February 21, 2014 - Oyster Bay

Sing, shimmy and shake out the winter ya-yas with some good old fashioned music-making and merriment. Morning times vary, please see our Calendar on our website. Reservations are required, please call to reserve a spot!

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

20th Century Violin Concertos - New York City Ballet
Through February 22, 2014 -

Prokofiev's feverish melodies will lull you into a dream-like state as a male protagonist embarks on a journey to find his ethereal counterpart. Barber sets the scene for a ballet that's alternately noble and quixotic as its two couples, classical and modern, perform in varying combinations. Like peeling away layers, Stravinsky's concerto is a work of symmetry and order on the outside, but the pair of orchestral arias at its core provide the inspiration for two of Balanchine's most unique pas de deux. No performances 2/14-17, 21.

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. 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.

President's Week Open Art Studio - Not Just Art
Through February 22, 2014 - Oyster Bay

Along with a bunch of other wintery explorations, kids can scoop up the snow indoors for lots of chilly (and sometimes silly) art & science fun! Ages 3-10 yrs. Children less than 4 need adult on-site. Reservations are required, please call to reserve your spot!

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.

Sesame Street Live: Elmo Makes Music - Theater at Madison Square Garden
Through February 23, 2014 - New York

Mark your calendar for a musical event like no other-monsters making music! Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird and all their Sesame Street friends are taking to the stage to share their love of music in Sesame Street Live "Elmo Makes Music." Jenny, an enthusiastic new music teacher, arrives on Sesame Street only to discover that her instruments are missing. Jenny's new Muppet friends quickly come to the rescue and discover 'instruments' they never knew existed...rubber duckies, trash can lids and even cookie jars. Elmo and friends teach children that everyone can make and enjoy beautiful music together. Adults will hear music they'll recognize and enjoy sharing with children, such as "The Hustle," "You Should Be Dancing" and "Rockin' Robin." "Elmo Makes Music" features nearly two dozen songs, including classics that children will love to sing along with such as "C Is for Cookie" and "The Alphabet Song."

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.

Kids Week 2014 - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through February 23, 2014 - New York

Come in from the cold and get in on some unforgettable, educational family fun! Dynamic, interactive exhibits in our Exploreum Hall and a host of fun-filled, hands-on activities from our partners offer something for every member of your family - every day of the week - inside Intrepid during Kids Week 2014. From special guests and activities galore to our spectacular flight simulators and multimedia technology, Kids Week is action packed and filled with excitement.

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 - Prospect Heights

The Brooklyn Museum will be the only East Coast venue for The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, the first international exhibition dedicated to the groundbreaking French couturier, organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. The critically acclaimed touring show, already seen by half a million people, spans the Paris-based designer's 37-year career and includes iconic examples never before exhibited. The Brooklyn presentation will include new material not shown in the previous venues, including ensembles from his recent runway shows.

In Parts - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through February 23, 2014 - New York

Artists frequently think beyond the unique object, to work with a group of closely related images that together express an artistic vision in its entirety. This ongoing installation, drawn from the Museum's extensive holding of works on paper, presents examples of this creative process. Works by Dotty Attie, Mark Bradford, Carroll Dunham, Dan Flavin, Jasper Johns, Elizabeth Murray, Lorna Simpson, Joyce Trieman, and Terry Winters, among other artists, will be shown in rotation.

Peter Max Exhibition - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through February 23, 2014 - Roslyn Harbor

This exhibition of work by famed pop artist Peter Max juxtaposes portfolios of his mostly black-and-white drawings on paper against many of his larger and more color-saturated works in a variety of media. This showing is the first in-depth look at Max�s original drawings. Covering a wide range of subjects � portraits of friends and political figures, ocean sunsets and undulating landscapes, characters from Disney and The Wizard of Oz, planetary and celestial bodies in space, angels and demons, flowers and hearts, as well as Mona Lisas and Statues of Liberty to name only a few � these never-before-seen drawings comprise one of the most recognizable and commercially successful artistic practices of our times. The exhibit runs through February 23, 2014.

AftermodernisM: Works on Paper - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through February 23, 2014 - Roslyn Harbor

This exhibition focuses on the exploration of the drawing skills and innovations of a number of artists. Some of these works on paper are preparation for larger works on canvas. The exhibition is organized for the museum�s Contemporary Collectors Circle (CCC) by CCC co-chairs Elaine Berger and Alison Wolfson. The exhibit runs through February 23, 2014.

Bob Marley's Three Little Birds - New Victory Theater
Through February 23, 2014 - New York

Mama says "breathe easy," but Ziggy's afraid to leave the house. He's too busy worrying about tropical storms, evil spirits and steering clear of that sneaky, hair-snatching Duppy! But with the help of Dr. Bird and his feathered friends, Ziggy's reminded in soothing six-part harmony that "every little thing gonna be all right." A jammin' musical featuring the timeless music and lyrics of Bob Marley and based on the children's book by his daughter Cedella, BOB MARLEY'S THREE LITTLE BIRDS shares the legendary reggae artist's message of peace and love with a new generation of songbirds.

New York Transit Museum Holiday Train Show at Grand Central, Centennial Edition - Grand Central Terminal
Through February 23, 2014 - Manhattan

This popular annual model railroad exhibition features a multi-track layout and limited edition miniature replica of Grand Central inspired by the Terminal's 100-year history. This year's show is accompanied by displays of charming vintage model trains from the Museum's collection depicting notable train cars from railroading's past. Shop the Transit Museum Store for great Grand Central and subway gifts. Explore Grand Central with the Transit Museum's kid-sized scavenger hunts?just ask at the cash-w

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