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

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

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

The Concert (or The Perils of Everybody) - Joyce Theater
February 02, 2012 -

Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849) was born in Poland. He was one of the most important innovators for the piano, both in terms of composition and playing style. As a pianist he was mostly self-taught, and since he did not like to give public performances, his substantial reputation was based on a very few concerts. Chopin influenced future composers, especially those of the French and Russian schools. The musical level he attained made possible future piano innovations, such as those of Debussy. Other Chopin ballets choreographed by Jerome Robbins are Dances at a Gathering (1969), In the Night (1970), and Other Dances (1976).

Concerto Barocco - New York City Ballet
February 02, 2012 -

Balanchine said of this work: "If the dance designer sees in the development of classical dancing a counterpart in the development of music and has studied them both, he will derive continual inspiration from great scores." In the first movement of the concerto, the two ballerinas personify the violins, while a corps of eight women accompany them. In the second movement, a largo, the male dancer joins the leading woman in a pas de deux. In the concluding allegro section, the entire ensemble expresses the syncopation and rhythmic vitality of Bach's music. This work began as an exercise by Balanchine for the School of American Ballet and was performed by American Ballet Caravan on its historic tour of South America and later entered the repertory of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. In 1951 Balanchine permanently eliminated the original costumes and dressed the dancers in practice clothes, probably the first appearance of what has come to be regarded as a signature Balanchine costume for contemporary works. On October 11, 1948, Concerto Barocco was one of three ballets on the program at New York City Ballet's first performance.

New Wheeldon - New York City Ballet
February 02, 2012 -

NYCB's former first-ever Resident Choreographer, Christopher Wheeldon now travels the world as one of the most in-demand dance makers. Wheeldon returns to choreograph a world premiere for the New Combinations Evening, which honors Balanchine's birthday each year with the performance of new work.

Ernani - Metropolitan Opera
February 02, 2012 -

Angela Meade takes center stage in Verdi's thrilling early gem. Marcello Giordani and Roberto DeBiasio share the role of her mismatched lover, and all-star Verdians Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Ferruccio Furlanetto round out the cast.

Support Group for Parents of Chldren on the Autism Spectrum - Watch Me Grow
February 02, 2012 - Manhattan

Presented by the National Autism Association and moderated by psychologist Lauren Tobing-Puente, Ph.D., this monthly support group allows parents of children with autism to meet and connect with other parents facing the same challenges. Space is limited; RSVP to rsvpnaanyc@naanyc.org.

Toddler Art Adventures - Kids Fun House
February 02, 2012 - Ridgewood

Budding toddler artists (ages 2-4) will explore paint, crayons, oil pastels, collage materials, air-dry clay, and recycled sculpture in this process-oriented art class. Each class will feature a unique theme, which all three main activities will focus on, such as NYC, outer space, animals, opposites, and much more. This class is a great introduction to a structured class for young artists and will help strengthen their fine motor skills and ability to represent the world around them. Email info@privatepicassos.com to reserve a spot.

Stories in Spanish & English - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 02, 2012 - Garnerville

Stories, songs, puppets, and more in Spanish and English. Pre-registration is required.

Mother Goose Rhymes for Tots - Rose Memorial Library
February 02, 2012 - Stony Point

Babies up to 35 months with a parent or caregiver are invited for pretend, stories, songs, finger plays, bubbles, stickers, and of course Mother Goose rhymes. Pre-registration is required.

Thursday Morning Storytime: The Toe Show - Barnes & Noble City Center
February 02, 2012 - White Plains

Join Toe for stories and singing.

Yoga for Children - Congregation Sons of Israel
February 02, 2012 - Upper Nyack

This synagogue hosts this playful and integrative approach to yoga for young children.

Mother Goose Rhymes for Tots - Rose Memorial Library
February 02, 2012 - Stony Point

Babies up to 35 months with a parent or caregiver are invited for pretend, stories, songs, finger plays, bubbles, stickers, and of course Mother Goose rhymes. Pre-registration is required.

Preschool Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 02, 2012 - Garnerville

The library hosts stories, songs, puppets, and other fun for children ages 3-5. Pre-registration is required.

Family Movie - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 02, 2012 - Garnerville

Enjoy a family movie with free popcorn.

Tales for Tails - The Field Library
February 02, 2012 - Peekskill

Children in Grade 1 and up are invited (with a parent) to read to a special dog. All volunteer dogs are certified through The Good Dog Foundation. Sign-up required.

Groundhog Day Celebration - Staten Island Zoo
February 02, 2012 - Staten Island

Be there when Staten Island Chuck, New York City's only weather forecasting groundhog, will make his grand prediction. Join us for music and fun and greet the hog himself. The Ceremony is a free event. Join us afterwards for a special breakfast with Chuck! Breakfast with Chuck is Adult: $10 / Children under 5: $5

START (Story + Art) - Long Island Children's Museum
February 02, 2012 - Garden City

Kids listen each week to a different story that relates to the season. After the story, all little hands are on deck to create an art project about the story that was read.

Look and See for Young Museum Visitors: Printmaking - Bruce Museum
February 02, 2012 - Greenwich

Children explore the exhibition The Prints of Martin Lewis and then create their own scratchboard prints. Call for for reservations or email details to info@brucemuseum.org.

Get Into It! FREE - Stepping Stones Museum
February 02, 2012 - Norwalk

Stepping Stones stays open late with free admission and a free book distribution from literacy advocacy organization Norwalk Reads.

Birdfeeder Bonanza - Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield
February 02, 2012 - Fairfield

In this three part workshop make a different birdfeeder using recyclable materials that can find around your house or in your yard. Learn what seed to put in each feeder and which birds visit. Call ext 109 to register.

Techie Time for Tots - Wilton Library
February 02, 2012 - Wilton

Parents and children aged 3-5 learn how an iPad can support literacy for young children. Traditional stories are read and accompanied by an interactive iPad application shown on the library's HD TV. No registration necessary.

Javier Colon from 'The Voice' - Ridgefield Playhouse
February 02, 2012 - Ridgefield

The first winner of the hit NBC show "The Voice", soulful pop singer/songwriter Javier Colon, performs.

Europa Galante - Carnegie Hall
February 02, 2012 -

When it comes to Vivaldi, Europa Galante and mezzo-soprano Vivica Genaux make a fantastic team. They were "exquisite" together in Bajazet (Financial Times), their recording of his arias provided "first-class fireworks" (BBC Music), and now they bring their special, show-stopping zeal for the music of the Red Priest to Zankel Hall.

Thurston Moore - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
February 02, 2012 -

Sonic Youth, the band that Thurston Moore co-founded in 1981 and that he performs in still, is one of the celebrated progenitors of noise rock, a brand of protopunk rock also known as alternative rock. Generally regarded as a guitarist in the same league as Eric Clapton and Keith Richards, albeit far more experimental, Thurston Moore's guitar and vocals have fueled Sonic Youth's sound for 30 years. But in The Allen Room he'll present another side, his acoustic, folk music side, also utilizing violin and concert harp. It's Moore with less - and equally worth a listen.

The Charles K. Wilkinson Lecture Series—Like Spilt Milk: How Ancient Board Games Were Disseminated - Metropolitan Museum of Art
February 02, 2012 -

Irving Finkel, Assistant Keeper, Department of the Middle East, The British Museum. Part of the Charles K. Wilkinson Lecture Series, which presents three lectures hosted by the Departments of Ancient Near Eastern, Egyptian, and Islamic Art on the topic Games of the Ancient World. 2pm.

The Charles K. Wilkinson Lecture Series—Between Play and Rebirth: The Game of Hounds and Jackals - Metropolitan Museum of Art
February 02, 2012 -

Anne-Elizabeth Dunn-Vaturi, Hagop Kevorkian Research Associate, Department of Ancient Near Eastern Art, MMA. Part of the Charles K. Wilkinson Lecture Series, which presents three lectures hosted by the Departments of Ancient Near Eastern, Egyptian, and Islamic Art on the topic Games of the Ancient World. 3pm.

The Charles K. Wilkinson Lecture Series—Moves in the Abstract: Chess Pieces of the Middle East - Metropolitan Museum of Art
February 02, 2012 -

Anna Contadini, Reader in the Art and Archaeology in Islam, Department of the History of Art and Archaeology, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Part of the Charles K. Wilkinson Lecture Series, which presents three lectures hosted by the Departments of Ancient Near Eastern, Egyptian, and Islamic Art on the topic Games of the Ancient World. 4pm.

Lots of Love Sun Catchers - Long Island Children's Museum
February 02, 2012 -

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

Treehouse Shakers presents 'Hatched' - Long Island Children's Museum
February 02, 2012 - Garden City

Take a special sneak peek of a play in development which tells the story of baby animals in a barnyard through a combination of dance and storytelling. Be ready to meet chicks, calves, kittens, lambs and much more. This show is made specifically for young visitors.

Story Play - Brooklyn Public Library, Dyker branch
February 02, 2012 - Dyker Heights

Children, birth-5 years old, encounter books via a read aloud and exploration, and play with other children.

Homework Help - Brooklyn Public Library, Central branch
February 02, 2012 - Prospect Heights

Tweens and teens can receive assistance with their homework.

Homework Help - Brooklyn Public Library, Central branch
February 02, 2012 - Prospect Heights

Tweens and teens can receive assistance with their homework.

Divorce Support Group - Saltzman Community Center
February 02, 2012 - Hempstead

A weekly psychoeducational group that focuses on the emotional process of divorce. This group meets on Thursdays. Please call for more information and to register. Classes run through March 1, 2012.

Children of Divorce - Saltzman Community Center
February 02, 2012 - Hempstead

This group provides a nurturing environment for a child who has gone through the difficult transition of divorce. Through structured activities, projects, and friendship, it offers a safe, friendly environment for children to feel good about themselves. This group meets Thursdays. Call to register. Classes run through March 2, 2012.

Meet the Author: "The Anti-Romantic Child: A Story of Unexpected Joy" - The JCC in Manhattan
February 02, 2012 - Upper West Side

An evening with Priscilla Gilman, former professor of English literature at Yale and Vassar and the author of "The Anti-Romantic Child: A Story of Unexpected Joy," a memoir about raising a hyperlexic child. It is a poignant and compellingly universal book about family, love, and the relationship between the ideal and the real. Using the poetry of William Wordsworth as a touchstone, Gilman probes the complexity of our expectations and hopes for our children, our families, and ourselves, and affirms that we are all capable of re-imagining our lives and finding joy in the most unexpected circumstances. For more information, call Hannah Cohen at 646-505-4460.

'Cinderella: A New Version of The Oldest Story Ever Told' - Circle in the Square Theatre
February 02, 2012 - Manhattan

Presented by Circle in the Square Theatre School, written by David F. Eliet and directed by Danyon Davis, this classic re-telling weaves together short stories and tales from China, India, and Africa. In one of the stories there is a magic fish instead of a fairy Godmother. In another, "Cinderella" is a boy. Audience members will also meet a flying cow, an enchanted frog, a talking parrot, and a wise wizard in this delightful production, which will be performed by graduate actors of the school. The cast includes Aidan Sank, Kario Pereira-Bailey, Colleen O?Connor, and Carina Zabrodsky. Running time: 50 minutes, followed by a Q&A with the cast. Call 212-307-0388 to reserve your seats, or visit www.circlesquare.org and click on "Plays for Grades K-6". Direct link: www.circlesquare.org/artsed2011-2012.pdf. Additional Information: "Cinderella: A New Version of The Oldest Story Ever Told" is the second play in Circle in the Square Theatre School's annual Three-Plays for Grades K-6 series, which opened in November 2011 with "Anansi the Spider." The third and final play of the season will be a new musical version of the school's acclaimed production of "Aesop's Fables," which features a book by Michael Milligan and music and lyrics by Joziah Longo, famed for his band The Grand Slambovians (March 5-9, 12-14). Circle in the Square Theatre School (CITSTS), established in 1963, is one of the country's premier schools of professional training for actors and singers and is the only conservatory affiliated with a Broadway theatre. It offers a two-year training program and a seven-week summer program for students from across the country and around the world. (Both programs require auditions.) Theodore Mann (a co-founder of Circle in the Square Theatre) is artistic director, and Paul Libin is president. E. Colin O?Leary is executive director. Among the school's alumni are Philip Seymour Hoffman, Kevin Bacon, Lady Gaga (Stefani Germanotta), Idina Menzel, Benicio Del Toro, Felicity Huffman, Molly Shannon, and many other luminaries of the stage and screen.

Children's Storytime - Barnes and Noble
February 02, 2012 - Lake Grove

Stories, songs and crafts featuring a different theme every week.

Manhattan Free School Open House - Manhattan Free School
February 02, 2012 - East Harlem

Children ages 4-7 and their parents can see democracy in action at this revolutionary school. Watch a decision-making meeting in progress as students and staff take responsibility for the effective operation of and quality of life at the school.

Manhattan Free School Information Session - Manhattan Free School
February 02, 2012 - East Harlem

Learn about this school's revolutionary approach to education, where students and staff are trusted to govern the school together, learning is self-directed, and classes are non-compulsory. Because students design their individual educational path, classes develop around student interest, with advisors to assist students as desired.

Bagels and Books: "Before I Go To Sleep" - Ruth Keeler Memorial Library
February 02, 2012 - North Salem

Discuss "Before I Go To Sleep," by S. J. Watson over coffee and bagels. No registration required and drop-ins are welcome.

Bill Morrison: A Modern Master of Silent Film - World Financial Center Winter Garden
February 02, 2012 - Battery Park City

Bill Morrison has reinvented the lost art of the silent film - often using decaying footage from old silent movies but also creating his own luminous, evocative world out of new images and new music. This series looks at a selection of Morrison's major works, all done in collaboration with some of the finest new-music composers. This film, "Spark of Being," includes an electro-acoustic score by trumpeter and bandleader Dave Douglas.

Screening: 'Sesame Street: Elmo's Animal Adventures' - Sony Wonder Technology Lab High Definition Theater
February 02, 2012 - Manhattan

Elmo and Tilly find Little Bo Peep's missing cow, play a "Find the Amphibian Game," and go on a camping adventure. Call to reserve tickets beginning January 30. Kids must be accompanied by an adult.

Family Workshop: Animal Faces - Sony Wonder Technology Lab
February 02, 2012 - Manhattan

Explore the different facial and physical characteristics of animals, then create your own animal puppet to take home.

Noche de Salsa III featuring Pequeno Johnny, Boricua Legends, Son de Tikizia - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
February 02, 2012 - New York

Come to a night of great salsa music at B.B. King Blues Club, featuring the sounds of Pequeno Johnny & The NY Cartel, Boricua Legends, and Son de Tikizia! Little Johnny Rivero is a legendary conguero, percussionist, producer, songwriter, and bandleader who performed with La Sonora Poncena for 16 years, traveling the world and making 18 highly respected albums with the band. Rivero currently plays with nine-time Grammy winner Eddie Palmieri and heads up the NY Cartel. His performance is guaranteed to bring home the driving force of nothing but hardcore salsa. Dancers get ready! Boricua Legends, featuring master timbalero Endel Dueno direct from Puerto Rico, round out tonight's performance. It will be a true delight to have this legendary "Encyclopedia of the Timbales" onstage with this group. Under the musical guidance of Pedro "Pocholo" Segundo and vocalist Luisito Ayala, Boricua Legends have been a force since the release of their first single "Que Humanidad" in 2011. Direct from Costa Rica comes Son De Tikizia. Under the musical direction of Walter Flores, who has won four Grammy Awards producing with Ruben Blades and Alfredo Poveda, this powerhouse young and vibrant group brings its brand of hardcore salsa to the mecca of salsa music: New York City. Having toured Europe with Ruben Blades and Cheo Feliciano, Jimmy Bosch, and many more, these youngsters have set their sights on the world. With two albums titled Salsa Retro and Pa' los pies under its belt, this group has shown its determination to make its mark on the scene.

Wii Fun For Kids - White Plains Public Library
February 02, 2012 - White Plains

Join in the Wii Fun games for kids! The competition takes place on the big screen in The Trove's Galaxy Hall. For boys and girls in grades 1-5. To make sure everyone is safe and comfortable, tickets are given out on a first-come, first-served basis 30 minutes before the start of the program.

Bookmaking in the Gallery - Children's Museum of the Arts
February 02, 2012 - SoHo

During the month of February, the museum will feature a different bookmaking method with Cecilia each Thursday. The work will be inspired by George Sewell's piecebooks. For ages 6 and older.

Art Workshop: Joseph Cornell Boxes - Children's Museum of the Arts
February 02, 2012 - SoHo

Joseph Cornell collected, arranged, and compartmentalized found objects and collage bits in his magical boxes. Visitors will create their own boxes with mysterious interiors. For ages 5 and older.

Art Workshop: Jim Henson-Inspired Puppets - Children's Museum of the Arts
February 02, 2012 - SoHo

Celebrate the work of Jim Henson and learn how to make a flat puppet with animated mouth using rubber bands. For ages 5 and older.

Ellen Kaye Sings Sensuous 'Ice Wine: songs for dark winter nights' - The Metropolitan Room
February 02, 2012 - New York

Don't miss singer Ellen Kaye as she brings her trademark, unusual repertoire, and ebullient personality to the Metropolitan Room for two more evenings February 2nd at 7pm and February 29th at 7p. The shows feature music from her recently released albums, "Ice Wine: songs for Christmas & dark winter nights" and "3AM - the dogs, the milkman and me". With Musical Director and arranger, Ethan Fein and a hot band, Kaye navigates both the dark and lighter side of life, genre bending as she rips into material from the best of the 20th and 21st centuries' songwriters including: Annie Lennox, Dar Williams, Bruce Springsteen and Rickie Lee Jones among others. This dyed-in-the-wool New Yorker's sense of humor, irony and outrage was born in the nooks and crannies of The Russian Tea Room, which her family owned in its heyday from 1947 to 1996. Kaye works a showroom like she's at a party with old friends.

Toddler Workshop - Jill's Ceramics
Through February 02, 2012 - West Nyack

Children can use their hand prints to design a trivet, mug, or dish. Jill's also has many St. Patrick's Day-themed items to choose from. Fee includes materials and instructions. Pre-registration is requested.

"Eat Smart New York" Series - Mount Kisco Public Library
February 02, 2012 - Mount Kisco

This nutrition program is a series of 8 Thursday sessions given by food and nutrition educator Doris Elena Argote. The program is sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Westchester County. All graduates of the program will receive a gift bag. Registration required by calling 914-864-0137. Program is free and open to all.

Sedation Thursdays with Dave Pech - Eden Lounge
February 02, 2012 - New York

Thursday February 2 Biohazard Promotions Presents. SEDATION Thursdays with Dave Pech & Friends (www.djdavepech.com ) Along with: SCOTT CAMELLO D Chek, DJ Guppy, Rudy C, Richie Orlando Just a tiny pinch and in goes the stuff. Nothing happens for several seconds and you start to feel a little tipsy. Then instantly several hours of magic take place and you will enter a state of deep relaxation and feeling of not being bothered by anything around you. Time will pass by quickly and you will not even realize what just happened. You may remember nothing at all. Its like a flick of a switch and your brain shuts off and you enter twilight. Just bits and pieces of conversations and wisdom. Complete relaxation and control of everything. You feel no pain at all. Welcome to Sedation! (Special offer from Biohazard Promotions) FREE ALL NIGHT LONG on the BIOHAZARD list! Click here to get on the list; www.biohazardpromos.com/guestlist OPEN VODKA BAR 10-11PM (Ladies Only) Every Week!!! CHECK OUT THE SEDATION MINI SITE: www.biohazardpromos.com/sedation CHECK OUT THE SEDATION ITUNES PODCAST: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sedation-podcast-episode-1/id481462252?i=106276239 Doors Open @ 10pm Table Reservations? Grey Goose Bottles at $200! RSVP HERE; www.biohazardpromos.com/tables Eden Lounge 28 W 33rd St. New York, NY www.edenlounge-nyc.com

Berkeley Carroll Student Recitals - Brooklyn-Queens Conservatory of Music Concert Hall
February 02, 2012 - Brooklyn

Come hear a recital featuring students taking lessons through the Berkeley Carroll partnership!

Take a Curry Crawl with an Indian Food Writer - Sarvanaa Bhavani (Indian Vegetarian Restaurant)
February 02, 2012 - NY

- Learn the fundamentals of Indian spices from Indian food blogger, Nithya Das - Sample North and South Indian food at restaurants in Curry Hill - Tour an Indian Spice Market and stock up for your own kitchen Spend an evening discovering the most flavorful food in New York City with help from the expertise of Nithya Das, writer of Hungry Desi — a blog dedicated to traditional Indian cooking in an modern kitchen. She’ll take you on comprehensive culinary journey through Manhattan’s Curry Hill, a neighborhood saturated with dozens of Indian restaurants and stores. You’ll sample an array of both North and South Indian cooking as you amble along the rows of restaurants nestled in Curry Hill. Get a taste of everything from “dosa” (savoury rice crepes with a potato masala filling) and “chat” (Indian street food) to more sophisticated North Indian curries. At an authentic Indian spice market. At an authentic Indian spice market, Nithya will give you an introduction to essential Indian spices from cardamon to garam masala to chilies and share some recipes from from her last sold-out SideTour.

Take a Curry Crawl with an Indian Food Writer - Sarvanaa Bhavani (Indian Vegetarian Restaurant)
February 02, 2012 - NY

- Learn the fundamentals of Indian spices from Indian food blogger, Nithya Das - Sample North and South Indian food at restaurants in Curry Hill - Tour an Indian Spice Market and stock up for your own kitchen Spend an evening discovering the most flavorful food in New York City with help from the expertise of Nithya Das, writer of Hungry Desi — a blog dedicated to traditional Indian cooking in an modern kitchen. She’ll take you on comprehensive culinary journey through Manhattan’s Curry Hill, a neighborhood saturated with dozens of Indian restaurants and stores. You’ll sample an array of both North and South Indian cooking as you amble along the rows of restaurants nestled in Curry Hill. Get a taste of everything from “dosa” (savoury rice crepes with a potato masala filling) and “chat” (Indian street food) to more sophisticated North Indian curries. At an authentic Indian spice market. At an authentic Indian spice market, Nithya will give you an introduction to essential Indian spices from cardamon to garam masala to chilies and share some recipes from from her last sold-out SideTour.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"COIL '12 represents a Performance Space 122 of which we are all very proud. Across the city, sourced from around the world. Fully realized, but on the bleeding front edge. As we spend the upcoming seasons outside of our home, we are proud to be embarking on and renewing several catalytic partnerships which help make this festival possible." - Vallejo Gantner, Artistic Director COIL, Performance Space 122's 7th annual mid-winter festival featuring inventive and inspiring contemporary performance that's "aimed at the head, the guts and the heart" (New York Post) is ready for you. Tickets now available to PS122 Passport and COIL Pass holders. Single tickets on sale December 1. This annual winter festival features 11 premieres from critical US and international artists. The presentations are socially engaged, visceral, and groundbreaking. The festival spans 25 days, all genres of performance and takes place in 8 different venues across NYC. January 5-29, 2012 COIL Lineup: http://www.ps122.org/performances/coil_2012.html Passport: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/store/203/packages COIL Pass: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/store/203/pk/73785 Single tickets ($20 - $25) on sale December 1 Box Office: 212-352-3101 Group Rates and Student Discounts: boxoffice@ps122.org Questions or comments: marketing@ps122.org

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

COIL is an annual winter festival featuring 11 premieres from critical US and international artists that kicks off on January 5, 2012. The presentations are socially engaged, visceral, and groundbreaking. The festival spans 25 days, with all genres of performance, and takes place in 8 different venues across NYC. About Temporary Distortion's Newyorkland: ?Seamless and gorgeous? a dreamy, poetic, abstracted and sometimes scary meditation.? ? The Stranger ?Newyorkland is a fascinating window into a cop?s often isolating experiences.? ? The Seattle Times ?A compelling, self-contained world from which it?s impossible to avert one?s eyes? an original and important evening of theater.? ? Crosscut Newyorkland is an intertextual assemblage, combining popular cop movies and TV police procedurals with first-person accounts from real-life police officers. Acclaimed director Kenneth Collins and prominent video artist William Cusick merge visual and performance art, documentary realism, cin�ma v�rit�, and pure fiction as they follow four police officers struggling with the high costs of working within the demanding, dangerous, and secretive society of the NYPD. Since its inception in 2002, Temporary Distortion has earned a reputation for pushing the boundaries of theater by staging unsettling, meditative performance in claustrophobic, box-like structures that feature minimal physical movement and a uniquely restrained acting style. The work is the last installment in a trilogy exploring iconic film genres as they are translated to the stage. Projected video is juxtaposed with live performance creating dreamlike double worlds that fracture traditional notions of narrative coherence and merge film, performance and visual art. January 12 - 28, 2012 Baryshnikov Arts Center Howard Gilman Performance Space 450 West 37th Street Click for more information about COIL 2012, and our 2012 COIL Passes. Email boxoffice@ps122.org for information on student and group discounts.

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

To Whom It May Concern, PS122 is glad to announce that the COIL Festival has been extended! Young Jean Lee’s Untitled Feminist Show, Temporary Distortion’s Newyorkland, and the TEAM’s Mission Drift will all play through February 4. Tickets for this extension go on sale January 15. This annual winter festival features 11 premieres from critical US and international artists. The presentations are socially engaged, visceral, and groundbreaking. The festival spans 25 days, all genres of performance and takes place in 8 different venues across NYC. Untitled Feminist Show In Young Jean Lee's latest experiment, UNTITLED FEMINIST SHOW, six charismatic stars of the downtown theater, dance, cabaret, and burlesque worlds come together to invite the audience on an exhilarating, nearly wordless journey through expressions of a fluid and limitless sense of identity. The Twin Cities Daily Planet writes, "You may weep, or you may laugh, but you won't be bored, and—I don't think I've ever said this about a show before—you won't leave the theater unchanged...This is an essential theater-going experience." January 12 - February 4, 2012 Baryshnikov Arts Center, Jerome Robbins Theater 450 West 37th Street, Manhattan, New York For more information and tickets, please visit http://www.ps122.org/performances/untitled_feminist_show.html Newyorkland An intertextual assemblage, Newyorkland combines popular cop movies and TV police procedurals with first-person accounts from real-life police officers. Acclaimed director Kenneth Collins and prominent video artist William Cusick merge visual and performance art, documentary realism, cinema verite, and pure fiction as they follow four police officers struggling with the high costs of working within the demanding, dangerous, and secretive society of the NYPD. "Mind-blowing video images and theatrical tension." - The New York Times [on Americana Kamikaze] January 12 - February 4, 2012 Baryshnikov Arts Center, 450 West 37th Street, Manhattan, New York For more information and tickets, please visit http://www.ps122.org/performances/newyorkland.html Mission Drift Mission Drift is a critically acclaimed contemporary musical that journeys west through time and space in pursuit of the soul of American capitalism. Amidst a score that fuses Vegas glitz with Western ballads, seductive storyteller Miss Atomic interweaves the epic saga of two immortal Dutch teens with an intimate portrait of a cocktail waitress and a cowboy in this political and urgent work about creation and destruction, bankruptcy and bonanza, and the crumbling myth of an eternal frontier. "What a blast." - The Guardian "A lush panorama of contemporary Americana." -The Financial Times January 8-February 4 The Connelly Theater 220 East 4th Street, New York, NY For more information and tickets, please visit http://www.ps122.org/performances/mission_drift.html Information on the COIL Festival as well as ticket sales for all COIL shows can be found at http://www.ps122.org/performances/coil_2012.html We look forward to seeing you soon, Marketing Associate Performance Space 122

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

Performance Space 122 would like to invite you to the US premiere of the TEAM's Mission Drift, as part of COIL 2012. Mission Drift is a pioneering journey west through time and space in pursuit of the soul of American capitalism. In this critically acclaimed contemporary musical with a score that fuses Vegas glitz with Western ballads, seductive storyteller Miss Atomic interweaves the epic saga of two immortal Dutch teens with an intimate portrait of a cocktail waitress and a cowboy. A political and urgent work about creation and destruction, bankruptcy and bonanza, and the crumbling myth of an eternal frontier. Watch the Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=rZxox9ZEbj8 Now playing through February 4 Jan 17-21, 24-28, Jan 31-Feb 4 at 8pm; Jan 22, 29 at 5pm; Jan 28, Feb 4 at 2pm The Connelly Theater 220 E 4th Street Manhattan, New York $25 / $20 Student, Senior TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY NIGHT DISCOUNTS! Mention the “mission15” promo code for $15 tickets to any Tuesday or Wednesday performance of Mission Drift. Enter the code online at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/886265/prm/mission15 Or mention it by phone when you call 212-352-3101 See the new musical New York keeps talking about: "The liveliest lesson on desire, destruction, and economics that you'll see in many a year." - The Village Voice "[A] freewheeling theatrical adventure" - The New York Times "Piquant intelligence, streamed into an ambitious multipronged narrative." - Time Out New York "Heartbreaking, infuriating, beautiful, honest" - New York Theatre Review "If you want to see where American theatre is—and where it's headed—go to this provocative and wondrous work." - NYTheatre.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Agora Gallery dives into the New Year with three exhibitions which explore the rich potential revealed through the creative power of art. Figuratively Speaking investigates the varying sources of inspiration that motivate and direct artists in their imaginative process. Combining a reflection on the most esoteric levels of experience with an understanding of the innately physical nature of the world, these works display a sensitive and emotive comprehension of what it means to be human. The art in Portal to Enigma looks to the hidden secrets and mysteries that help to define existence as we know it, approaching these intriguing topics from a variety of intelligent and innovative perspectives. The result is appealing, thought-provoking and ultimately represents a call to alter the way we view the world and each other. The artists of Degrees of Abstraction concentrate on encapsulating the essence of what they see and sharing their unique viewpoint with their audience. Focusing on form, shape and color in their determination to portray their personal vision, they achieve the ability to construct their message in universal terms as well. The exhibitions will open on January 17, 2012 and run until February 7, 2012. The opening reception will take place on Thursday January 19, 2012 at 6-8 PM. Entrance is free and all art enthusiasts are encouraged to attend. Exhibition Dates: January 17, 2012 – February 7, 2012 Reception: Thursday, January 19, 2012, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, New York City Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat, 11a.m. - 6 p.m. Event URL: http://www.agora-gallery.com/receptionexhibitions/1_19_2012.aspx

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rather Unique - Woodward Gallery
Through February 19, 2012 -

New for 2012, Woodward Gallery invites Harlem-based street Artist Royce Bannon as their first-ever guest curator for an exhibition with rather unique art. This exhibition will highlight a group of trendsetting artists who stand out in street and graffiti genres. The artists include: Cassius Fowler, Celso, Chris RWK, Cope2, Darkcloud, H.veng.Smith, Indie184, infinity, KA, Keely, Kenji Nakayama, Kosbe, Matt Siren, Moody, Nos


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