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Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on February 20

February 20, 2013   |    

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

A Midwinter Recess's Dream @ The Met - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
February 20, 2013 - Upper East Side

Learn about the museum's collections through discussions and sketching.

Carmen - Metropolitan Opera
February 20, 2013 -

The Met's hit production of Bizet's Carmen stars Anita Rachvelishvili, who made a sensational Met debut in the title role in 2010. "With her smoldering, earthy sexuality, she is ideal for the role" of the sultry gypsy (New York Times). Rising tenor Yonghoon Lee is Don Jose, whose doomed love for Carmen destroys them both. Kate Royal is the loyal Micaela and Teddy Tahu Rhodes sings the swaggering bullfighter Escamillo. Michele Mariotti conducts in his Met debut.

Books for Babies - Wilton Library
February 20, 2013 - Wilton

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

Wonderful Ones and Twos with Caregivers - Wilton Library
February 20, 2013 - Wilton

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

DADA - Highline Ballroom
February 20, 2013 -

Since the release of dada's groundbreaking 1992 debut Puzzle, the trio has created an array of songs boasting progressive rock musicianship, dazzling vocal harmonies and melodic power pop layered with inspired psychedelic and experimental rock impulses. Adding to the trio's groundbreaking line of attack are the marathon-length shows that deliver on the promise that every performance is the only one of its kind. Two decades after the Los Angeles out?t embarked on its singular journey, singer-guitarist Michael Gurley, singer-bassist Joie Calio and drummer Phil Leavitt are celebrating dada's 20th anniversary. Jerad Finck, 7 Horse, opening.

Raggedy Ann & Andy - Theatre Three
February 20, 2013 - Port Jefferson

The world's most famous rag dolls come to life in an adventure about friendship, loyalty and love. Setting out from the Tiwilliger Workshop, Raggedy Ann and friends embark on an adventure to bring a special little girl a very special doll.

BRENT BARRETT - 54 Below
February 20, 2013 - New York

One of Broadway's favorite leading men, Brent Barrett has delighted audiences of the Great White Way and London's West End in Dance a Little Closer, Grand Hotel, Chicago, Candide, Kiss Me Kate and Annie Get You Gun, among others. As a soloist, Brent has appeared at Carnegie Hall, The Royal Albert and Royal Festival Halls in London, and with symphonies and Philharmonics ranging from the Boston Pops and the Berlin Philharmonic to Opera Pacific and the Birmingham Symphony.

Danna Banana - Bank Street Bookstore
February 20, 2013 - Upper West Side

Danna Banana performs music for kids that parents can stand every Wednesday at the bookstore.

Toddler Storytime - Manhasset Public Library
February 20, 2013 - Manhasset

Toddlers 18 months - 2� years are welcome at this fun event where familiar rhymes, favorite songs, and gentle stories are the foundation of this fun-filled introduction to storytime for children and their caregivers.

Tween Scene: Gourmet Grilled Cheese - Manhasset Public Library
February 20, 2013 - Manhasset

Kids in Grades 4-8 can join thier friends in making grilled cheese amped up like never before. Get creative with all kinds of cheeses and other yummy ingredients. Registration begins Monday, February 4 at 9am at the Circulation Desk. $5 material fee due at registration.

Tween Scene: Gourmet Grilled Cheese - Manhasset Public Library
February 20, 2013 - Manhasset

Kids in Grades 4-8 can join thier friends in making grilled cheese amped up like never before. Get creative with all kinds of cheeses and other yummy ingredients. Registration begins Monday, February 4 at 9am at the Circulation Desk. $5 material fee due at registration.

Writing Your Memoirs - Manhasset Public Library
February 20, 2013 - Manhasset

Learn to put your life story on paper. Bring along a pen and paper and join in. New faces are always welcome. Dr. Fred Chernow, author of the bestseller The Sharper Mind,leads the group.

February Winter Break Mini-Camp - M.A.T.S.S. Kids' Gym and Early Childcare Center
February 20, 2013 - Syosset

Come out and play one day or all 3 days during the winter recess. The gym welcomes kids ages 2 to 10 years. Daily themes, crafts, gym time, and lunch included. $50 per day. Multi-day discounts available.

Family Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 20, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-6 and their caregivers can come in for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more. Pre-registration is required. Wednesdays through May 15.

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library
February 20, 2013 - Garnerville

Creative kids ages 4-12 can play with the library's LEGO's or bring their own. Wednesdays through May 15.

Circus Party - Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library
February 20, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-7 can clown with circus-themed crafts and games. Pre-regisrtration is required.

HypnoBirthing Class - BirthingWisdom
February 20, 2013 - Blauvelt

Hypnobirthing® is a relaxing, stress-free method of birthing based on the belief that when a mother is properly prepared for birthing physically, mentally, and spiritually, she can experience the joy of birthing her baby in an easier, more comfortable manner. Over the span of five classes, participants will be introduced to techniques of self-hypnosis utilizing controlled deep breathing, visualization, and imagery to produce deep relaxation. Lectures highlight the birth process, birthing options, exercise, nutrition, anatomy, birth planning, c-section prevention, breastfeeding, and baby care. Classes held through March 13 other than February 13.

Story Time - The Jumping Gym
February 20, 2013 - West Hempstead

Everyone is welcome to free storytime. If there is time after the story there will be arts and crafts projects.

Native American Games - Garvies Point Museum and Preserve
February 20, 2013 - Glen Cove

All are invited to come learn and play authentic Native American games of chance and skill. Each program features games from different regions. February 19 (Northeast) 10am-12pm, (Plains) 1-3pm. February 20 (Northwest) 10am-12pm, (Southwest) 1-3pm.

Storytime: George Washington's Birthday - Barnes & Noble at Palisades Center
February 20, 2013 - West Nyack

From award-winning author Margaret McNamara and New Yorker artist Barry Blitt comes this partly true and completely funny story of George Washington's 7th birthday. In this clever approach to history, young readers will discover some truths and myths about George Washington.

Presidents Day Weekend Skating Sessions - Bear Mountain Ice Rink
February 20, 2013 - Bear Mountain

Kids home from school for the holiday weekend? The Bear Mountain Ice Rink is open with special holiday hours. Don't forget to dress warmly!

Book Babies - The Field Library
February 20, 2013 - Peekskill

An interactive program for the littlest library lovers (babies to age 3) and their caregivers. Stories, songs, fingerplays, and play time.

Animal Heroes of Literature & Legend - Chappaqua Public Library
February 20, 2013 - Chappaqua

Real birds, mammals, and reptiles bring literature and legends to life. Registration required.

Movie Night - The Fields of Margraten: Bitter Harvest - Bruce Museum
February 20, 2013 - Greenwich

In 1944, the Netherlands town of Margraten had 1,300 residents. By V-Day their lives had been changed forever after a US Army company of 280 African-American servicemen were commanded to take over much of their farm lands and dig the largest American and Allied forces cemetery in World War II, interring over 28,000. The evening will feature a Q&A with the last surviving gravedigger, New Fairfield resident Jeff Wiggins, who was interviewed during the making of this documentary.

CRITTERS, CRAFTS, AND KIDS - Greenburgh Nature Center
February 20, 2013 - Scarsdale

Enjoy wonderful fall days at the Nature Center with walks, live animals, and stories. Dress for outdoor activities. For children ages 18 mos.-5 years with a parent/caregiver.

Look and See: Let It Snow: Children's Book Art - Bruce Museum
February 20, 2013 - Greenwich

Children ages 3-5 with an adult explore the children's book art exhibition and then make their own "snow" bookmarks. Parents/guardians are free. For reservations, call 203-869-0376 or email your names and event date to info@brucemuseum.org.

Sukey Molloy & Friends! - Mt. Pleasant Public Library
February 20, 2013 - Pleasantville

Join Sukey Molloy for an hour of sing-along fun. Sukey is an award-winning recording artist know for her gentle, intimate, up-close entertaining style for families with children ages 1-5. Dance along with Sukey's friends Sunflower, Tick Tock, Sunny, and Little Brella during the show. Call Children's Room for info. at 914-769-0548 x215.

Music and Movement - Long Island Children's Museum
February 20, 2013 - Garden City

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

Winter Break Drop-In Art Workshops - Nassau County Museum of Art
February 20, 2013 - Roslyn Harbor

Enliven the winter school vacation week with three drop-in days of art at the Museum. Experience family-friendly gallery tours and hands-on art making for children of all ages and their adult companions. Different art projects will be offered each of the three days. Docents will guide families through the galleries and encourage children to create their own artistic responses to the art on view.

Great Women Artists: Georgia O�Keeffe (2000) - Nassau County Museum of Art
February 20, 2013 - Roslyn Harbor

A 45-minute film about this 20th-century American painter best known for her dramatic large paintings of desert flowers, cowskulls and the scenery of Northern New Mexico. First come, first seated.

Arts and Crafts - Brooklyn Public Library, Sheepshead Bay branch
February 20, 2013 - Sheepshead Bay

Kids create their own, unique crafts.

Chess Club - Brooklyn Public Library, Carroll Gardens branch
February 20, 2013 - Carroll Gardens

Chess for all ages.

Knitting Workshop - Brooklyn Public Library, Bedford branch
February 20, 2013 - Crown Heights

Knitters of all levels are welcome to this all-ages workshop. Bring your own yarn and needles.

Parents 4 Parents Special Needs Support Group Monthly Meeting - Rosenthal JCC
February 20, 2013 - Pleasantville

Parents 4 Parents is a support network for parents of children with special needs who have been through the emotions of receiving a diagnosis for their children, navigating the evaluation process and educational programs (EI, CPSE, CSE), and living with the day-to-day challenges of raising and caring for their beloved children. All are welcome. RSVP required.

Anansi the African Spiderman - Brooklyn Children's Museum
February 20, 2013 - Crown Heights

Children ages 5 and under listen to African tales of the mischievous Anansi the Spider before creating their own Anansi to take home.

Midwinter Recess Family Workshop: The Game-Making Game - Museum of the Moving Image
February 20, 2013 - Astoria

The exhibition Spacewar! Video Games Blast Off looks at the first fifty years of video games. All games, from Tag and Tic Tac Toe to Pac Man and Super Mario Galaxy are actually systems that share common features. In this 45-minute workshop, children 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, plus admission.

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted - Museum of the Moving Image
February 20, 2013 - Astoria

With the voices of Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Sacha Baron Cohen. In the first of the Madagascar films released in 3-D, the animals still desire to get back to the Big Apple. A detour leads them through Europe, where a traveling circus provides the perfect hideout.

CHESS CLUB: Grades K-12 - Westport Library
February 20, 2013 - Westport

All levels welcome, but you must know the pieces' names, direction in which they move, and how to set up board.

Creation Station! - Wilton Library
February 20, 2013 - Wilton

Children in grades K through 5 make any creation they choose. This is the perfect opportunity for children to innovate, communicate, and express themselves in a free-form environment. Some materials that may be available are Legos®, arts and crafts materials, model cars, Lego Technics®, science kits, and more. No registration.

Newbery Club - Wilton Library
February 20, 2013 - Wilton

Children in grades 4-6 are invited to join this new book club which will introduce children to Newbery Award winning books. The book for February's discussion is The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth Speare, which won the Newbery in 1959. Read the book and spend a fun hour at the Library with crafts, questions, snacks, and activities. Registration required.

Arts at The Park: Mary Lou Williams: A Celebration - Park Avenue Christian Church
February 20, 2013 - Upper East Side

In celebration of Black History month, Arts at The Park's artist-in-residence Deanna Witkowski leads an ensemble of NYC's finest jazz vocalists and instrumentalists in a performance of works by Mary Lou Williams, the preeminent African-American jazz pianist and composer. Williams broke through the era's significant barriers to women jazz musicians. The featured work on the program is Williams' "Mass for Peace," a monumental work of sacred jazz informed by the Civil Rights movement and the liturgical reforms of Vatican II, as well as Williams' own deep personal faith. Her remarkably original settings of traditional liturgical texts embrace a compendium of jazz styles, from blues to bossa nova. This program will also include several of Williams' jazz instrumental compositions as well as musical tributes by Witkowski and others.

Hepatitis C Support Group - New York Methodist Hospital
February 20, 2013 - Park Slope

A monthly support group for those being treated with Hepatitis C. Meets the third Wednesday of the month.

School's Out! Winter Camp - Center for Science, Teaching and Learning
February 20, 2013 - Rockville Centre

This full-day program is just the answer for your 4-12-year-old when there is no school. A day filled with exploring nature and science with hands-on activities. Bring lunch. After care is available from 4-5 pm. Pre-registration is required. Sign up for one or more days.

Roomful of Blues - BB King's Blues Club & Grill
February 20, 2013 - New York

Roomful of Blues, according to DownBeat magazine, "are in a class by themselves." With the band's masterful combination of jumping, horn-heavy, hard-edged blues and R&B, it's no wonder why the great Count Basie called Roomful "the hottest blues band I've ever heard." Since 1967, the group's deeply-rooted blend of swing, rock `n' roll, jump, blues, and soul has earned it five Grammy Award nominations and a slew of other accolades, including seven Blues Music Awards (one for Blues Band of The Year in 2005), two selections as Best Blues Band in the DownBeat International Critics Poll, and a Boston Music Award for Best Blues Act of 2011.

Anti-Bullying & Self-Defense Camp for Kids: Ages 5-9 - Modern Warrior
February 20, 2013 - Lindenhurst

Kids aged 5-9 take part in leadership, teamwork, fitness, and anti-bullying activities, along with a wealth of practical, age appropriate self defense techniques. Lunch is included. $20 non-refundable required at registration. Call to register.

Freckleface Strawberry - Broadhollow' s BayWay Arts Cemter
February 20, 2013 - East Islip

In this musical version of the popular books, Freckleface Strawberry will do anything to get rid of her freckles. Will Freckleface be brave enough to finally face her complexion in the mirror?

Family Adventures-- Fun For All Ages: To Infinity and Beyond - Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
February 20, 2013 - Smithtown

Enjoy a lively, engaging journey into space as you discover some of the fascinating facts about the final frontier. Call for reservations.

Family Adventures: Weather Wizards - Connetquot River State Park Preserve
February 20, 2013 - Oakdale

Uncover weather secrets with hands-on demonstrations and activities. Call for reservations.

Open Houses for 2013 Season - Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts
February 20, 2013 - Wheatley Heights

Learn about Usdan's more than 40 summer programs in music, theater, dance, visual arts, creating writing, nature and ecology and chess for children ages 6-18, and tour the Center's 200-acre woodland campus.

February Vacation Activity: Slipppery Slimy Science - Cold Spring Fish Hatchery and Aquarium
February 20, 2013 - Cold Spring Harbor

Slime is a sticky, slipppery substance used by many animals for survival. Make your own slime and learn its importance to wildlife.

So Many Mollusks! Ages 9-12 - Sport Fishing Education Center
February 20, 2013 - Babylon

In this drop-off program, children ages 9-12 explore the world of sea snails, squid, clams and all their relatives. Touch these live creatures and discover what makes them so slick and take home a slippery craft all your own. Space is Limited. Pre-Registration required.

So Many Mollusks! 9-12 - Sport Fishing Education Center
February 20, 2013 - Babylon

In this drop-off program, students discover the world of sea snails, squid, clams and all their relatives. Touch these live creatures and discover what makes them so slick. Take home a slippery craft all your own. Space is limited. Pre-Registration required.

'The Mark of Zorro' - The New Victory Theater
February 20, 2013 - Times Square

En garde! as the legendary swashbuckler swings his way to justice through the innovative eyes of acclaimed Scottish theater company Visible Fictions. A magnetic trio of actors performs every role in "The Mark Of Zorro," a timeless tale about a mysterious masked avenger, conjuring up all the fast-paced drama, sharp wit, and nail-biting suspense of an action flick. Employing playful props and physical ingenuity, the talented troupe whizzes through a multitude of friends and foes faster than Zorro can swoosh his sword. With high-speed horse chases, rooftop battles and a forbidden romance, this rollicking rendition of a classic story is the perfect adventure for your young heroes.

'Grug' - New 42nd Street Studios
February 20, 2013 - Times Square

Hamish, Jude, and Lucas tell us all about it in this charm-filled puppet performance by Australia's Windmill Theatre. Join the huggable haystack with a knack for problem solving as he turns a cramped burrow into a cozy home, finds food to quiet his grumbling tummy and tends his growing garden—even planting enough cabbages to feed a sneaky, snacking snail. Then: Yay! A parcel arrives! And another and another and another, and with each box, a new surprise. A tricked out set with delightful doohickies and theatrical thingamabobs makes flowers bloom and veggies grow. Based on the much loved picture book character created by Ted Prior, this fun, inventive puppet show gives everyone a chance to get up, boogie down, and party Grug-style.

Carole J. Bufford: Body and Soul - Metropolitan Room
February 20, 2013 - New York

Culled from Broadway, rock 'n' roll, pop and country sources, this is a show unlike any other you've seen, performed by a young artist who has quickly emerged as a star thanks to her uniquely original, theatrical style. She has performed to ovations here in New York at Rose Hall at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Town Hall in numerous Broadway by the Yearconcerts, and Feinstein's at Loew's Regency in the hit, long-running 11 O'Clock Numbers at 11 O'Clock show. Visit website for tickets and show times.

Winter Wonderland Winter Recess Program - The Ladybug Playhouse Nursery School
February 20, 2013 - Glen Cove

The Ladybug Playhouse announces its Winter Recess Program available for children 18mos-5years. Your child will experience many different winter wonderland adventures. They will enjoy exploring with fun science experiments like making snow, listening to stories, creating fun arts and crafts, singing songs, playing in the Ladybug Town Center and more. Diapers are welcome, flexible days and times, registration is a must.! Call for details.

Starlight Music Series - Conly Basham - Top of the Rock
February 20, 2013 - New York

Visit the 67th floor at Top of the Rock Observation Deck on February 6th, 14th, 20th & 27th to experience the winter music showcase. Enjoy live music while taking in the spectacular, 360-degree panorama of New York City. Wine and champagne from Brasserie Ruhlmann will also be available for purchase. The Starlight Music Series is free with the price of admission to Top of the Rock. For the musical lineup and to purchase tickets, visit topoftherocknyc.com or call (212) 698-2000.

Presidents' Week Art Studio - Not Just Art
February 20, 2013 - Oyster Bay

Favorite winter creative activities and art projects to explore to your heart's content, including easel painting, snowflakery, sculptures, twinkly snow doughs, prints, sticky art, beading, and other fun chilly stuff with ice and more. Phone reservations required. Children 4 years old and younger must have an adult onsite.

She's Making Media: Juilana Marguiles - Paley Center for Media
February 20, 2013 -

Julianna Margulies Moderator: Pat Mitchell, President/CEO, The Paley Center for Media As attorney Alicia Florrick, on the acclaimed CBS drama The Good Wife, Julianna Margulies has created one of television's most complex and fascinating characters, a woman rising above scandal to restart her personal and professional life. Margulies's performance has brought her a second Emmy, the first coming for her breakthrough role as head nurse Carol Hathaway on the classic medical series ER. Keeping equally busy in film and onstage, her versatility has also reached behind the scenes, taking on the task of producing The Good Wife as well. Margulies will talk about her work on the series and her career as one of the top actresses in the medium.

Happy Hour at the Society - Society of Illustrators/ Museum of American Illustration
February 20, 2013 - New York

Put down your pencils and sharpen your minds... and pick up a drink while you're at it! We're hosting a special happy hour and trivia night. Join us and MC Sam Wolfe Connelly to find out the old age question... are you smarter than an illustrator?

TEGAN AND SARA - Beacon Theatre
February 20, 2013 - New York

*Due to illness, Jan. 28 & 29 shows have been postponed to Feb. 19 & 20. Tickets for these shows will be honored, respectively.

Alyse Kenny Presents...It's a Charity Thing - Gotham Comedy Club
February 20, 2013 - New York

Emmy-winning television producer and standup comedian, Alyse Kenny, has announced the February lineup of her monthly charity show at Gotham Comedy Club. The February 20th edition of "Alyse Kenny Presents ... It's a Charity Thing" will benefit Help is On the Way Today, a 501c3 non-profit that assists children and youth living with HIV/Aids in the New York Metropolitan area. The stellar lineup of performers features MC Jimmy Failla, Eddie Sarfaty, Alyse Kenny, Harrison Greenbaum, Eric Neumann, and headliner, Judy Gold. There's a raffle with the opportunity to win great prizes, with proceeds benefitting Help is On the Way Today, founded by MAC Award winning producer, Joseph Macchia.

Brain Awareness Day - Brain Balance Achievement Center of Allendale
February 20, 2013 - Allendale

Children ages 5-12 can participate in games and activities to learn what the brain is, what the brain does, why it is important to protect the brain, and why eating healthy is important to the brain.

The Louis Armstrong Centennial Band - Birdland
February 20, 2013 - New York

Inspired by jazz pioneers Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton and others, David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Centennial Band breathes life and passion into America's own great art form.

i9 Sports In-Person Registration - Modell's Sporting Goods
February 20, 2013 - West Nyack

i9 Sports helps kids succeed in life through sports, including youth flag football and soccer. The i9 Sports - Rockland County staff will be at Modell's Sporting Goods in the Palisades Mall with information about programs, give-aways, and sign-up opportunities.

CPR/AED Course - Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps
February 20, 2013 - Scarsdale

Learn to save a life in just 4 hours! CPR course includes the use of an AED and choking rescue for adults, children and infants. Participants will receive an American Heart Association CPR Certification valid for two years.

An Evening of Poetry at Adelphi with Visiting Writer Maureen N. McLane - Adelphi University
February 20, 2013 - Garden City

Adelphi University’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program is hosting an evening of poetry with 2013 Visiting Writer Maureen N. McLane. McLane, a poet, critic, and memoirist, currently serves as associate professor in the department of English at New York University (NYU). Her most recent book, My Poets, part memoir and part criticism, was named a Notable Book of 2012 by the New York Times and was nominated for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award in Autobiography. McLane is the author of several other books of poetry including World Enough: poems, Same Life: poems, and This Carrying Life. Her most recent book of poetry, This Blue, is forthcoming in 2014. In addition to her books on poetry, McLane has written several scholarly books such as Balladeering, Minstrelsy, and the Making of British Romantic Poetry; The Cambridge Companion to British Romantic Poetry co-edited with James Chandler; and Romanticism and the Human Sciences: Poetry, Population, and the Discourse of the Species. Her research and teaching interests include British literature and culture, romanticism, modernism, balladry (British and American), mediality, 20th- and 21st-century poetries in English, the human sciences, historiography, and the case of Scotland. She has received numerous awards, honors, and fellowships. A contributing editor at Boston Review, her articles on poetry, fiction, teaching, and sexuality have appeared widely in the New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, Boston Review, The Washington Post, American Poet, and on the Poetry Foundation website. She served on the on the Board of Directors of the National Book Critics Circle from 2007 to 2010. For more information about the M.F.A. in Creative Writing Program, visit http://academics.adelphi.edu/artsci/creativewriting/index.php. About Adelphi University: Adelphi is a world class, modern university with excellent and highly relevant programs where students prepare for lives of active citizenship and professional careers. Through its schools and programs—The College of Arts and Sciences, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Honors College, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, Robert B. Willumstad School of Business, Schools of Nursing and Social Work—the co-educational university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as professional and educational programs for adults. Adelphi University currently enrolls nearly 8,000 students from 43 states and 45 foreign countries. With its main campus in Garden City and centers in Manhattan, Hauppauge, and Poughkeepsie, the University, chartered in 1896, maintains a commitment to liberal studies in tandem with rigorous professional preparation and active citizenship.

An Evening of Poetry at Adelphi with Visiting Writer Maureen N. McLane - Adelphi University
February 20, 2013 - Garden City

Adelphi University’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program is pleased to announce its latest event, an evening of poetry with 2013 Visiting Writer Maureen N. McLane. The event will take place on Wednesday, February 20, at 7:30 p.m. at Adelphi University’s Olmsted Theatre in the Performing Arts Center (AUPAC), 1 South Avenue, Garden City, NY. It is free and open to the public. McLane, a poet, critic, and memoirist, currently serves as associate professor in the department of English at New York University (NYU). Her most recent book, My Poets, part memoir and part criticism, was named a Notable Book of 2012 by the New York Times and was nominated for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award in Autobiography. McLane is the author of several other books of poetry including World Enough: poems, Same Life: poems, and This Carrying Life. Her most recent book of poetry, This Blue, is forthcoming in 2014. In addition to her books on poetry, McLane has written several scholarly books such as Balladeering, Minstrelsy, and the Making of British Romantic Poetry; The Cambridge Companion to British Romantic Poetry co-edited with James Chandler; and Romanticism and the Human Sciences: Poetry, Population, and the Discourse of the Species. Her research and teaching interests include British literature and culture, romanticism, modernism, balladry (British and American), mediality, 20th- and 21st-century poetries in English, the human sciences, historiography, and the case of Scotland. She has received numerous awards, honors, and fellowships. A contributing editor at Boston Review, her articles on poetry, fiction, teaching, and sexuality have appeared widely in the New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, Boston Review, The Washington Post, American Poet, and on the Poetry Foundation website. She served on the on the Board of Directors of the National Book Critics Circle from 2007 to 2010. For more information about the M.F.A. in Creative Writing Program, visit http://academics.adelphi.edu/artsci/creativewriting/index.php. About Adelphi University: Adelphi is a world class, modern university with excellent and highly relevant programs where students prepare for lives of active citizenship and professional careers. Through its schools and programs—The College of Arts and Sciences, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Honors College, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, Robert B. Willumstad School of Business, Schools of Nursing and Social Work—the co-educational university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as professional and educational programs for adults. Adelphi University currently enrolls nearly 8,000 students from 43 states and 45 foreign countries. With its main campus in Garden City and centers in Manhattan, Hauppauge, and Poughkeepsie, the University, chartered in 1896, maintains a commitment to liberal studies in tandem with rigorous professional preparation and active citizenship.

Nature and the American Vision: The Hudson River School - New-York Historical Society
Through February 21, 2013 - New York

After a national tour, the forty-five iconic works, including Thomas Cole's five-part series The Course of Empire and other masterworks by Cole, John F. Kensett, Albert Bierstadt, Jasper F. Cropsey, Asher B. Durand and others will once again be on display at the New-York Historical Society.

Deaf Education Center Open House - Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf
Through February 21, 2013 - Mill Neck

Open House at Mill Neck's Deaf Education Center will offer an overview of our comprehensive programs, including: Infant/Toddler (birth - age 3); Integrated Pre-K/K Auditory/Verbal Program for hearing and Deaf children; Total Communication Program for Pre-K through Grade 12; High School program; Deaf-Autism Special Needs; Extended Day programs in Athletics, Driver's Education, Music and more; Literacy Collaborative and Reading Recovery.To RSVP/more information, call 516-628-4214/4232 or contact info@millneck.org.

President's Day Week Tennis Camp!! - INTENSITY FITNESS
Through February 21, 2013 - NORWALK

Want to introduce your child to tennis or have them brush up on their summer skills? Come play tennis and get some fitness while they are off from school.

Winter Vacation Nature Camp - Weinberg Nature Center
Through February 22, 2013 - Scarsdale

Time will fly for children ages 4-10 as they enjoy stories, games, "eco-dramas," and educational activities including crafts and up-close and personal visits with Weinberg's animal family. Discounts for multiple kids or whole week.

Dinosaur Days - Yale Peabody Museum
Through February 22, 2013 - New Haven

The Peabody's annual celebration of paleontology and dinosaurs features hands-on activities for the whole family, including the famous fossil dig and an extensive fossil touch table, and the chance to meet a paleontologist.

Roxi and the Dinosaurs: The Sequel - Yale Peabody Museum
Through February 22, 2013 - New Haven

The Roxy Fox Puppet Show returns as Roxi's vacation plans are disrupted when a mysterious prehistoric marine creature appears, desperately in need of Roxi's help. Will Roxi once again fire up the Time Machine? Can she and buddy Billy the Pirate save the dinosaurs? Join the gang and help solve the mystery on another dinosaur-filled adventure.

ArtPlay! - Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum
Through February 22, 2013 - Cold Spring Harbor

During February break, visit the museum and enjoy art-making stations throughout the museum's galleries all week. Come ready to create, imagine, and design ocean art.

Presidents' Week Art Studio - Not Just Art
Through February 22, 2013 - Oyster Bay

Favorite winter creative activities and art projects to explore to your heart's content, including: easel painting, snowflakery, sculptures, twinkly snow doughs, prints, sticky art, beading,and other fun chilly stuff with ice and more! Phone reservations required. Children 4 years old and younger must have an adult onsite.

Intrepid Ports of Call Day at Kids Week - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through February 22, 2013 - New York

Experience an exciting trip "around the world" to learn about the culture, history and people at each of the USS Intrepid's ports of call. "Intrepid Ports of Call Day" provides kids with an opportunity to participate in a broad array of interactive activities. After completing a challenge at each of the eight different country stations, including origami making in Japan, mask making in Brazil, 3-D coral reef crafts in Australia and playing Olympic Games in Greece, children will earn a stamp in their special passports. "Kids Week" runs from February 16-24.

Not Too Late: Recent Works by Feng Mengbo - Chambers Fine Art
Through February 22, 2013 - New York

China's leading video and new media artist presents his latest work accompanied by a new series of ink and mixed media paintings and works on paper that further develop the concepts first glimpsed in 2010.

ADAM GUETTEL - 54 Below
Through February 23, 2013 - New York

In Mr. Guettel's own words: "I disappeared in 2007. Into the studio. Into five new shows: a fairy tale adventure, an invisible man, a love story, a thing about wanting to be good called Millions and an opera for the devil. With an insanely tight little band led by Kim Grigsby, with the incomparable singers Steven Pasquale and Whitney Bashor at my side, I'll sing from these new shows. Steven and Whitney will sing from the old ones since that material is way too high for me now. I'm thrilled to try out new songs at 54 Below with such a brilliant group of musicians. I hope I'll see you in February. I'm so looking forward."

McDermott & McGough: Suspicious of rooms without music or atmosphere - Cheim & Read
Through February 23, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of painting, sculpture and works on paper by the collaborative duo.

Don Bachardy: Portraits From a Canyon: Los Angeles in the 60s and 70s: Selected by Jack Pierson - Cheim & Read
Through February 23, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of a suite of drawings selected by Jack Pierson.

Steven Bindernagel: In Conversation - CRG Gallery
Through February 23, 2013 - New York

The first solo exhibition of Brooklyn-based artist Steven Bindernagel, including recent paintings and works on paper.

Beatrice Mandelman - David Findlay Jr. Inc.
Through February 23, 2013 - New York

Charles Clough - Recent Paintings - David Findlay Jr. Inc.
Through February 23, 2013 - New York

Anj Smith - The Flowering of Phantoms - Hauser & Wirth
Through February 23, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of new paintings that coincides with the publication of 'Anj Smith – Paintings', the first major monograph devoted to the artist's work.

Kenro Izu - India, Where Prayer Echoes - Howard Greenberg Gallery
Through February 23, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of photography that includes 24 platinum palladium prints of portraits and landscapes taken across India between 2008 and 2012.

Anna Betbeze, Josh Brand, Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Josh Tonsfeldt - Mitchell-Innes & Nash
Through February 23, 2013 - New York

A four-person exhibition in Chelsea.

Song Dong - Doing Nothing - Pace Gallery
Through February 23, 2013 - New York

A two-venue exhibition of the acclaimed Chinese conceptual artist Song Dong, known for his works that combine aspects of performance, video, photography, painting, installation, and sculpture. The gallery at 534 West 25th Street will present a survey Song's works, spanning from 1994 to the present.

Deborah Kass: My Elvis + - Paul Kasmin Gallery
Through February 23, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of paintings by Deborah Kass from her historic series, "My Elvis" created in the early 1990s. Gathered for the first time in the artist's career and presented to a new generation of viewers, the exhibition will showcase this historic series with the first and last self-portraits from her historic "Warhol Project": "Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" (1994), "Camouflage self-portrait" (1994/1997), "Altered Image #2" and "Red Deb" (2000).

Caro, Frankenthaler, Louis, Motherwell, Noland, Olitski, Stella: Curated by Hayden Dunbar - Paul Kasmin Gallery
Through February 23, 2013 - New York

Featuring artworks by Anthony Caro, Helen Frankenthaler, Morris Louis, Robert Motherwell, Kenneth Noland, Jules Olitski, and Frank Stella.

Hosook Kang - Sundaram Tagore Gallery
Through February 23, 2013 - New York

For her third solo exhibition at Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York-based Korean artist Hosook Kang introduces new abstract works that explore nature through the power of color.

Ilse Murdock - 'It's' - Tibor de Nagy Gallery
Through February 23, 2013 - New York

Featuring small and medium-sized oil paintings that were completed over the last two years. The works were all painted outdoors in the landscape. Many were painted in the Palisades Park, Wave Hill, Fort Tilden, landscape locations not far from urban New York, and farther afield locales in Maine and Provincetown.

Patricia Broderick - Selected Paintings - Tibor de Nagy Gallery
Through February 23, 2013 - New York

The exhibition comprises fifteen paintings from her last two decades. It marks the third exhibition with the gallery. Many of them psychologically charged and muted images of solitary figures and figure groups.

The 3rd Juried Photography Exhibition - Viridian Artists
Through February 23, 2013 - New York

This exhibition is a diverse gathering of twenty-five photographers from the United States and abroad. They share a common interest in capturing a specific moment and situation using the photographic image as a starting point with a variety of ending goals. First, second & third prize winners are Roger Generazzo, Jordan Sibley and Mark Dorf.

Robin Rhode - Take Your Mind Off the Street - Lehmann Maupin
Through February 23, 2013 - New York

The South African-born, Berlin-based multidisciplinary artist's first exhibition in New York in more than five years.

David "Chim" Seymour/Roman Vishniac - Affirmation - Howard Greenberg Gallery
Through February 23, 2013 - New York

A two-person exhibition of photographs from the 1930s-1950s. Among the great masters of European photography, Chim and Vishniac are famed for photojournalism and social documentary depicting tumultuous events of the 20th century, as well portraits of some of the most important celebrities of the time.

David Bradford - Recent Paintings - Bowery Gallery
Through February 23, 2013 - New York

The works in this exhibition include landscape paintings done in Montana, California and upstate New York, where the artist currently lives.

New York City Opera's Powder Her Face - Brooklyn Academy of Music
Through February 23, 2013 - Brooklyn

Inspired by the real-life sex scandal that rocked Britain in the early 60s, English composer Thomas Ades' 1995 chamber opera returns to BAM 15 years after its New York premiere at the BAM Majestic Theater (now the BAM Harvey Theater). In this new production from New York City Opera, director Jay Scheib presents his genre-defying vision, integrating technology and daring physicality to this modern opera that plays off the public's obsession with the tabloid controversy surrounding a series of Polaroid photos of Margaret Campbell, Duchess of Argyll, dubbed the "Dirty Duchess." Through the prism of Campbell's life story, and featuring Phillip Hensher's libretto, Powder Her Face explores the intersection of gender, politics, and power.

Juliana F. May/MAYDANCE - Commentary = not thing - New York Live Arts
Through February 23, 2013 - New York

Part Steven Sondheim and part The B-52's, Commentary = not thing is a modern dance opera that unfolds into a series of kaleidoscopic movement passages, vocalizing scores and chanting and singing sequences. In this work, May -- a choreographer devoted to abstraction and its ability to communicate the expressive body -- examines social emotions such as compassion, embarrassment, shame, guilt and contempt, in an effort to generate a narrative that is fueled by the emotional happenings of the individuals in the group and the interpersonal events that unfold.

John Lloyd Young - Cafe Carlyle
Through February 23, 2013 - New York

The Tony Award winner John Lloyd Young makes his Cafe Carlyle debut with his program "My Turn." He will be joined by GLEE music producer Tommy Faragher as his music director with a seven-piece band including Faragher on piano/keyboards, John Putnam on guitar, Paul Socolow on bass, Eric Kalb on drums, Goke Erem on violin, Eddy Malave on viola, and Leigh Stuart on Cello.

Suzi Evalenko - The Blue Glove - First Street Gallery
Through February 23, 2013 - New York

In her sixth solo exhibition at First Street Gallery, Suzi Evalenko presents a whimsical world of still life paintings whose 'personal' character – and vitality – challenge the notion of stillness.

Aleah Chapin - Flowers Gallery
Through February 23, 2013 - New York

The artist's first solo show is a continuation of her "Aunties Project," a series of paintings that examines Chapin's own personal history and the people who have shaped it.

On Creating Reality, by Andy Kaufman - Maccarone
Through February 23, 2013 - New York

An extensive collection of ephemera and artifacts from Andy Kaufman's personal and professional life: photographs, correspondence, performance notation, scripts, props and costumes including the original Tony Clifton jacket, record collections, transcendental meditation materials, hand written drafts of his novel "The Huey Williams Story," hundreds of pieces of hate mail he received from women challenging him to wrestle, in addition to numerous personal effects. The exhibition will act as a portrait of an unclassifiable figure in American cultural history whose work has been seminal in the evolution of performance art, new media and relational aesthetics.

Kids Week 2013 - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through February 24, 2013 - 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 2013. From special guests and activities galore to our spectacular flight simulators and multimedia technology, Kids Week is action packed and filled with excitement.

Promise of Freedom: The Emancipation Proclamation - Fairfield Museum and History Center
Through February 24, 2013 - Fairfield

Exhibit and programs commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and its significance over time, featuring Abraham Lincoln's signed copy, rare slavery artifacts, prints, political cartoons and more. Visitors who present a ticket stub from the film "Lincoln", will receive $2 off of an adult admission to the exhibition. Through February 24,2013.

Family Sundays at the Museum - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through February 24, 2013 - Roslyn Harbor

Now there's even more reason for families to plan the weekend around a visit to Nassau County Museum of Art. Learn from a docent-led family walk-through of the exhibition and supervised art activities for the whole family beginning at 1:30pm. Special family guides of the main exhibition are available in the galleries. No reservations needed.

Artists in America - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through February 24, 2013 - Roslyn Harbor

Artists in America surveys 300 years of great American painting rarely seen on Long Island. Its 79 works dating from the early 1700s to the present include history painting, landscape, portraits, still life, and modernist abstraction with significant examples of photography, collage, and other media. Major artists from every era of American art are on view, including John Singleton Copley, Charles Willson Peale, John Singer Sargent, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keeffe, Norman Rockwell, Robert Motherwell and Sol LeWitt. All works in the exhibition are selected from the permanent collections of the New Britain Museum of American Art in Connecticut. The exhibition runs through February 24, 2013.

Family Sundays at the Museum - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through February 24, 2013 - Roslyn Harbor

Now there's even more reason for families to plan the weekend around a visit to Nassau County Museum of Art. Each Sunday the museum offers a docent-led family walk-through of the exhibition and supervised art activities for the whole family beginning at 1:30 p.m. Special family guides of the main exhibition are available in the galleries. Weekends only there is a $2 parking fee. This program runs through February 24, 2013.

PICNIC - Roundabout Theatre
Through February 24, 2013 - New York

Previews Dec. 14. Opens Jan. 13, 2013. William Inge's Pulitzer prize-winning masterpiece in its second Roundabout Theatre revival with Ellen Burstyn, Sebastian Stan, Maggie Grace, Reed Birney, Elizabeth Marvel and Mare Winningham in her Broadway debut.

Sleeping Beauty - New York City Ballet
Through February 24, 2013 - New York

A feast for the eyes and ears and one of New York City Ballet's grandest productions, The Sleeping Beauty is a charming fairytale featuring Martins' enchanting choreography, luxurious sets and costumes, Tschaikovsky's glorious score, and a cast of fanciful characters.

Seasons of Change: Global Warming in Your Backyard - Yale Peabody Museum
Through February 24, 2013 - New Haven

This interactive traveling exhibit illustrates how climate change is impacting the landscape of New England over the changing of the seasons. As you explore the exhibit, you'll get a chance to find out how climate change is affecting the people of New England; share your thoughts about what aspects you might miss most about New England's current climate; compare coastal flooding today with projections for the year 2100 and control a global climate change simulation. December 15 2012-February 24, 2013.

Caribbean Garden at The New York Botanical Garden - The New York Botanical Garden
Through February 24, 2013 - 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 rosy-red hibiscus. You'll feel like you are on vacation without leaving New York. View The Beauty of Paradise: A Photographic Tour during regular Garden hours. See a photographic display of tropical paradises around the world. Learn about plants and flowers found in tropical climes through a display of exceptional photographs from the prestigious International Garden Photographer of the Year Contest, of which the Botanical Garden is the US partner. Access additional details about the displayed photographs via your smartphone. Inside the cozy Discovery Center in the Everett Children's Adventure Garden, kids of all ages can take a closer look at the differences between tropical and temperate plants in Tropical Discoveries and Wintertime Wonders. Pot up a specimen plant to take home and compare its characteristics with foliage in your neighborhood; make bark rubbings, count tree rings, and head back into the winter garden with a field notebook to discover the vital sparks of life that lie just below the surface of this quiet season. On view January 19-February 24. Please confirm hours on the day of your visit by calling 718-817-8700.

Let It Snow! Children's Book Art - Bruce Museum
Through February 24, 2013 - Greenwich

This family-friendly exhibition of winter scenes from children's books features more than thirty original artworks from favorite illustrators, including many living in the Connecticut region such as Lizzy Rockwell, Jennifer Thermes and Wendell Minor. The snowy season is depicted in vivid winter landscapes, frolicking animals, and popular sports and games such as sledding, ice skating, and snowball fights. Displayed works present the range of media available to illustrators, including pen and ink, colored pencil, oil, watercolor, gouache, papercut, collage, and digital media. December 1, 2012-February 24 ,2013.

FOODPLAY - The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row
Through February 24, 2013 - New York

FOODPLAY runs for sixteen performances from February 6-24, 2013 on the following schedule: Wednesday-Saturday at 8pm; Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 3pm. There are no performances on Sunday, Feb. 10th or Wednesday, Feb. 13th. FOODPLAY is a culinary stage adventure which explores our primal connections to food and its power to unite. Through an entertaining encounter with established novels, colorful poetry, historic essays, personal letters and other literary works by Langston Hughes, Proust, Homer, and Dickens, among others, FOODPLAY serves up the joys of food and eating. It goes beyond the mere palate, revealing how human beings relate to and obsess over food from as far back as The Bible to today. In this era of myriad reality television shows devoted to virtuosic food preparation, and vast amounts of newsprint concerned with the latest cooking innovations and restaurant reviews…now is the time for FOODPLAY! Barbara Bosch directs a cast of seven including Robert Allan, Judith Barcroft*(Bway: Dinner at Eight, Betrayal, Elephant Man, Plaza Suite), Gwen Eyster, Peter Husovsky*, Jaclyn Mitgang, Mark Ringer, and Antonio Edwards Suarez* (Bway: American Buffalo - Leguizamo understudy; Off -Bway: Chaucer in Rome - Lincoln Center). FoodPlay will run at the Lion Theatre on Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Streeet (bet. 9th and 10th Avenues), New York City 10036 for sixteen performances, February 6-24, 2013. *Member, Actors’ Equity Association. AEA Showcase. FOODPLAY is presented by JEUX DE MOTS trans.WORDPLAY. Producer: Joel Bassin; Associate Producer: Candace Lawrence; Technical Director: Dylan Uremovich; Lighting Designer: Ed Matthews; Costume designer: Lui Konno; Sound Designer: Brian Hurley; Production Stage Manager: Jessica V. Urtecho*; Dramaturg: Mark Bly; Publicist: Paul Siebold, Off Off PR. The run time for FOODPLAY is approximately 90 minutes with no intermission. Barbara Bosch (director) has acted and directed nationally and internationally. She has worked in New York Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway at theaters including Dixon Place, Circle East, Pearl Theatre and HERE and at theatres around the United States such as the Williamstown Theatre Festival, the Old Globe Theatre, the Magic Theater, Marin Theater Company, Sacramento Theater Company, Pacific Conservatory of Performing Arts, American Stage, Western Stage, Sierra Rep. and at Shakespeare Festivals in California, Texas, Maine, Wisconsin, Alaska, and Utah. She has worked internationally in the Netherlands, Great Britain, the Czech Republic, and Switzerland. She will be directing Our Town in Poland this Spring. Barbara teaches at Hunter College, City University of New York. JEUX DE MOTS trans.WORDPLAY is a New York based company of theater artists devoted to creating theater from non-theatrical texts, and re-envisioning the classics. Through collaboration and exploration of varied works of literature, WORDPLAY's goal is to introduce these works on stage to a wide audience. The juxtaposition of the varied texts allows everyone to hear and see literature in a new and exciting way. Previous productions include The Heart of My Mystery: The Hamlet Project, which used a condensed version of Shakespeare's text inter

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