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Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on February 27

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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 27, 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 27. 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.

Khovanshchina - Metropolitan Opera
February 27, 2012 -

Mussorgsky's other great Russian epic features an ideal Russian and Georgian cast: Olga Borodina, Vladimir Galouzine, Ildar Abdrazakov, Anatoli Kotscherga, and George Gagnidze. Kirill Petrenko conducts.

Gerald Finley, bass-baritone - Julius Drake, piano - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
February 27, 2012 -

This great bass-baritone, recently heard as Elijah with the New York Philharmonic and as J. Robert Oppenheimer in the Metropolitan Opera's Doctor Atomic, takes the stage to perform works by Schumann and Britten.

What Makes It Great? with Rob Kapilow - Beethoven 'Pathétique' Sonata - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
February 27, 2012 -

Composer, conductor, commentator, and author Rob Kapilow makes music appreciation inevitable in the beloved What Makes It Great? series, now in its fifteenth season, which features performances by some of today's leading artists illuminated by Kapilow's lively, insightful discussion.

Literary Littles - Wilton Library
February 27, 2012 - Wilton

Independent listeners ages 4-6 years come for stories, short films, songs and crafts. No registration necessary.

Tea & Play - Green Meadow Waldorf School
February 27, 2012 - Chestnut Ridge

Parents of prospective students are invited to have tea with a member of the school's Early Childhood faculty and learn more about the program. Meanwhile, participants' children can plays in one of the school's classrooms. Pregnant women and parents with children from birth through kindergarten-age are invited. Drop-ins are welcome; advance registration is requested.

Tea & Play Open House - Green Meadow Waldorf School - Tarrytown Campus
February 27, 2012 - Tarrytown

Share a cup of tea with a member of the Early Childhood faculty and learn about Green Meadow programs while your child plays near you. Pregnant mothers, drop-ins, and parents with children from birth through kindergarten age are welcome. Advance registration is appreciated by contacting Admissions Coordinator Patricia Owens at 845-356-9715 or e-mail powens@gmws.org.

CPR/AED Course - Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps
February 27, 2012 - Scarsdale

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.

Beginner/Intermediate Yoga - Ossining Public Library
February 27, 2012 - Ossining

Taught by Yoga Instructor Catherine Riedel. Pre-registration is required. For more information, please contact the Teen Room at 914-941-2416, ext. 336.

COPE- Sibling Support Group - Elias Hicks Historical Home
February 27, 2012 - Jericho

COPE, a grief and healing organization dedicated to supporting families living with the loss of a child or sibling, holds monthly support group meetings on the 3rd or 4th Monday of the month for adult siblings.

Storytelling with Movement - Stepping Stones Museum
February 27, 2012 - Norwalk

Storytelling accompanied by yoga-based movement in the Performance Gallery.

3D Dream Machines - Westport Arts Center
February 27, 2012 - Westport

Get inspired by science-fiction imagery and build robots, mechanical animals or other contraptions.

Good Reads, Great Kids - Wilton Library
February 27, 2012 - Wilton

Children in grades 2 and 3 and their parents meet and discuss personal selections as well as as the book The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary. Parents and guardians must be present. Registration required.

Simon Trpceski - Carnegie Hall
February 27, 2012 -

From Macedonia to the world, Simon Trpceski has established himself as one of the most remarkable young pianists to emerge in recent years, performing with the greatest orchestras and delighting audiences across the globe. With impeccable technique and delicate expression, he performs a virtuosic program that includes Schubert's epic "Wanderer Fantasy."

Dance Around with Nat - Brooklyn Public Library, Coney Island branch
February 27, 2012 - Coney Island

Dance and make some lanyards.

Preschool Story Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Windsor Terrace branch
February 27, 2012 - Brooklyn

Children, 3-5 years, enjoy stories, songs, and play.

Arts and Crafts - Brooklyn Public Library, Brower Park branch
February 27, 2012 - Crown Heights

Kids indulge in arts and crafts before homework time.

African-American Dance with Christine Campbell - Queens Library: Rosedale Branch
February 27, 2012 - Rosedale

Don't just tell your kids about black history, drive the lessons home by allowing them to experience some black culture as well. In this event, everyone can celebrate Black History Month with Christine Campbell in a fun-filled program of traditional African-American dances.

Zumba - Alley Pond Environmental Center
February 27, 2012 - Douglaston

Join licensed instructor Beth Lauren Levine for a simplified Zumba-style dance class that provides exercise with an emphasis on fun. In a non-competitive and non-judgmental atmosphere parents can find a way to get their kids active while having quality time together and by example sending a positive message about fitness. Dancing is so much fun and no one loses. If a child is inactive, this is a no-pressure and non-threatening way to begin a fitness plan. This class is for children, but is also appropriate for adults attending with their child.

Big Movies for Little Kids: Buster Keaton shorts - Cobble Hill Cinemas
February 27, 2012 - Cobble Hill

One of comedy's original celluloid geniuses makes an appearance for the kids!

Model Mondays - Unleashed by Petco
Through February 27, 2012 - Park Slope

Brrrr, it’s cold out! Stop in the Park Slope Unleashed by Petco any Monday in February and show off your pets winter fashion. You’ll receive a free photo of your pet making it work, along with free yummy treats fro your 4-legged loved one! Their picture might even make it up on our fashion wall of fame!

Kidnastics - Westhampton Free Library
February 27, 2012 - Westhampton Beach

The class is designed to help your child develop basic motor control, eye-hand-foot coordination and build self-confidence. Registration required.

Nanny Know-How - Prenatal Yoga Center
February 27, 2012 - Upper West Side

Tammy Gold from Gold Parent Coaching will teach you how to source and maintain the best nanny for your family.

'Some Dance Company' - El Museo del Barrio
February 27, 2012 - Upper East Side

A dance celebration in honor of choreographer, dancer, and master ballet teacher David Fernandez and his international contribution to the dance community. The cast list includes dancers from New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Dance Theater of Harlem, and many other companies in the greater New York area. A portion of ticket sales will be donated to Career Transition for Dancers; tickets can be purchased at www.davidferndance.com.

Beading Workshop - Children's Museum of the Arts
February 27, 2012 - SoHo

Create your own jewelry from a beading buffet. For ages 5 and older.

Intro to Independence - Suffolk Y JCC
February 27, 2012 - Commack

Enable your child to move seamlessly from being in a group with you, to socializing with other children. Activities and free play gently introduces separation in a supportive setting. This class is for parents and toddlers ages 18-30 months.

Run the Night NYC's Most Explosive Dance Competition - Highline Ballroom
February 27, 2012 -

New York City dancers need their big break. Connections and callbacks don't always equal work and money. Run the Night is NYC's most explosive dance competition. Join big industry judges and a live audience to decide who wins Run the Night. Featuring hip-hop, jazz, tap dance, contemporary, stepping, and more, Run the Night is sure to be a joyous experience with innovative acts, popular music, and loads of dance.

The Carbon Squeeze - JCC in Manhattan
February 27, 2012 - Upper West Side

The Carbon Squeeze is a series of events that will provide straight-forward information about climate change, as well as present tangible steps that anyone can take to help combat this warming. Participants will leave the events feeling empowered to make necessary changes in their own lives. This first event will feature renowned environmentalist Paul Reale from The Climate Reality Project who will make a fun, engaging and interactive presentation.

Expressions 2012 - Rowayton Arts Center
Through February 28, 2012 - Rowayton

High-quality works by some of the region's finest artists are on view.

Teen Talk Group - Saltzman Community Center
Through February 28, 2012 - Hempstead

This weekly psychoeducational group for teens facing a variety of life issues meets on Wednesdays. Please call for more information and to register. Classes run through February 28, 2012.

Book Babies - The Field Library
Through February 29, 2012 - Peekskill

An interactive program for the littlest library lovers (babies to age 3) and their caregivers. Stories, songs, fingerplays, and play time. Wednesdays at 11am, February 1, 8 and 15.

Life: Kids Nature Film Series - Prospect Park Audobon Center
Through February 29, 2012 - Flatbush

LIFE is a landmark natural history series from Discovery Channel and the BBC that explores the adaptability and diversity of life on Earth, revealing the most spectacular, bizarre, and fascinating behaviors that living things have devised in order to thrive. Limited seating, groups of 10 or more must call (718) 287-3400 x303 for a reservation.

CRITTERS, CRAFTS, AND KIDS - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through February 29, 2012 - Scarsdale

Enjoy wonderful winter days at the Nature Center with walks, live animals, and stories. Portion of program held outside except in extreme conditions. 10am Wednesdays: February 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29.

NATURE BUGS - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through February 29, 2012 - Scarsdale

Meet a museum animal, hear a story, do a craft or play a nature game. Portion of program held outside except in extreme conditions. 1:30pm Mondays: February 6, 11, 20 and 27.

Teacher in the Library - The Field Library
Through February 29, 2012 - Peekskill

Puzzled by a homework assignment? Only understand a fraction of your math? Drop in for homework help from a certified teacher. Homework help is available February 6, 7, 9, 13, 14, 16, 27 & 28 from 4-6pm.

Little Tree Huggers for 2-3 Year-Olds - Teatown Lake Reservation
Through February 29, 2012 - Ossining

Classes for 2-3-year-olds accompanied by a parent or caregiver are packed with age-appropriate crafts, stories, games, and outdoor explorations. Programs begin the week of Feb. 6 (no class week of Feb. 20) and run for 4 sessions. Choose Tuesdays from 10-11:15am or Wednesdays from 12:45-2pm. Call 914-762-2912, ext. 110 for more information, or to make a reservation.

Knee Hi Nature for 4-5 Year-Olds - Teatown Lake Reservation
Through February 29, 2012 - Ossining

Classes for 4-5-year-olds accompanied by a parent or caregiver are packed with age-appropriate crafts, stories, games, and outdoor explorations. Programs begin the week of Feb. 6 (no class week of Feb. 20) and run for 4 sessions. Choose Tuesdays from 1-2:30pm or Thursdays from 10-11:30am. Call 914-762-2912, ext. 110 for more information, or to make a reservation.

Winter Wolves! - Wolf Conservation Center
Through February 29, 2012 - South Salem

Winter offers families a unique opportunity to visit the wolves during their favorite time of year. Guests will visit Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa, and Zephyr as well as the center's other endangered wolves, and enjoy hot beverages in the woodstove-heated classroom. Pre-registration is required. 11am February 5, 18 and 26; 2pm February 11; 1pm February 22.

Wolf Tails for Kids - Mythology of a Predator - Wolf Conservation Center
Through February 29, 2012 - South Salem

The WCC's first-ever wolf mythology program will teach kids about the relationship between wolves and humans of the past. Guests will be introduced to various wolf mythologies and have a chance to create their own, and share if desired. Then, they'll visit Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa, and Zephyr and the Center's other wolves. Guests will enjoy hot beverages in a woodstove-heated classroom. Dress for cold weather. Pre-registration is required. Information and registration are available at www.nywolf.org. 11am February 5, 11 and 23.

Pack Chat for Kids (ages 4-8) - Wolf Conservation Center
Through February 29, 2012 - South Salem

An introduction to wolves for families with young children. Kids learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the important role of wolves in the natural world. Guests will visit Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa, and Zephyr, as well as the center's other endangered wolves, and enjoy hot beverages in the woodstove-heated classroom. Pre-registration required. 11am February 20 and 25; 2pm February 18.

Look At Me: A Cross-Section of Contemporary Portraiture - RYE ARTS CENTER
Through February 29, 2012 - Rye

Portraits, in a variety of styles, that go beyond merely a record of their subject but convey a deeper meaning or vision of the artist. In this unique exhibition artists from all over the country come together to show how diverse contemporary portraiture is. Through February 11.

Homework Help from a Teacher - Ossining Public Library
Through February 29, 2012 - Ossining

A teacher is available in the Children's Room to help children with homework and projects. February 1, 2, 6, 8, 9, 13, 15, 16, 22, 27 & 29 from 4-6pm.

Teen Comedy Improv Classes - Ossining Public Library - Budarz Theater
Through February 29, 2012 - Ossining

Class clowns in grades 6-12 will learn basic short and long-form improvisation techniques and build hilarious scenes based on a single topic. Improv training is not only fun but also helps teens refine critical thinking, public speaking, and social skills. Call x336 for more information. Mondays, February 6, 13 and 27.

Math Tutoring for Teens - Ossining Public Library
Through February 29, 2012 - Ossining

Math tutoring for teens is available in the Conference Room. February 6, 13 and 27 from 6-9pm.

Big River - Westchester Broadway Theatre
Through February 29, 2012 - Elmsford

Join Huck Finn and a host of colorful characters on a journey down the Mississippi River. Based on the timeless classic novel by Mark Twain, "Big River" features a toe-tapping score by Roger Miller. A theatrical celebration of pure Americana. The winner of seven Tony Awards in 1985, including Best Musical. Show runs February 2 through February 26. Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday matinees including lunch; Thursday, Friday Saturday & Sunday Evenings including dinner.

Playtime with Sammie and Tudie - Sprout San Francisco
Through February 29, 2012 - Upper East Side

This new interactive class for toddlers and their "big kids" includes storytelling, songs, activity play, and magic, all of which encourage socialization, creativity, imagination, and learning.

Just Drop In! - Solomon R Guggenheim Museum
Through February 29, 2012 - Upper East Side

Explore exhibition highlights through creative, interactive projects led by museum educators. For families with children ages 3-10.

Galli's 'Princess and the Pea' - National Comedy Theatre
Through February 29, 2012 - Manhattan

A romantic prince tries to find the right princess among all the fake ones that come to impress him by using the royal princess pea test. An acting workshop for kids follows the show.

Scavenger Hunt - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
Through February 29, 2012 - Upper West Side

Families head out with a list of clues that take them on a trip around the children's museum. Prizes for participation.

Living History Days - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
Through February 29, 2012 - Upper West Side

Watch actors, dressed in historically accurate clothing, bring the Revolutionary War to life.

New Guided Tour “With Bravery and Distinction: The African Journey in Sea, Air and Space” - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through February 29, 2012 - New York

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, located at Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue) in Manhattan, introduces the new guided tour With Bravery and Distinction: The African American Journey in Sea, Air and Space that will run daily from Wednesday, February 1 through Wednesday, February 29 from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM daily. The tour celebrates the accomplishments of African-Americans who were pioneers in the areas of sea, air and space. Among the historical accounts that the tour shares with visitors are that of USS Intrepid's Gun Tub-10, the brave ship stewards who fought to save the Intrepid from a kamikaze attack; Jesse Brown, the Navy's first African-American combat pilot who lost his life during the Korean war; Navy officer Dick Turpin, an African American Navy Diver who is credited with inventing the underwater cutting torch used at Pearl Harbor; Robert Lawrence, America's first African-American astronaut who in 1967 was part of the Gemini MOL(Mannned Orbital Laboratory) program and many more.

With Bravery and Distinction: The African Journey in Sea, Air and Space - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through February 29, 2012 - Manhattan

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum introduces the new guided tour With Bravery and Distinction: The African American Journey in Sea, Air and Space. The tour celebrates the accomplishments of African-Americans who were pioneers in the areas of sea, air, and space. Among the historical accounts that the tour shares with visitors are that of USS Intrepid's Gun Tub-10, the brave ship stewards who fought to save the Intrepid from a kamikaze attack; Jesse Brown, the Navy's first African-American combat pilot who lost his life during the Korean war; Navy officer Dick Turpin, an African-American Navy Diver who is credited with inventing the underwater cutting torch used at Pearl Harbor; Robert Lawrence, America's first African-American astronaut who in 1967 was part of the Gemini MOL(Mannned Orbital Laboratory) program; and many more.

Fantastic February Exhibitions at Agora Gallery - Agora Gallery
Through March 01, 2012 - New York City

Infuse the short winter days with energy and warmth by visiting the exhibitions at Agora Gallery this February. The Substance of Abstraction explores the variety and mystery of the world, diving into the essence of form and shape that make up our lived experience of reality. Intriguing, intelligent and full of fascinating detail and insight, these works provide a memorable occasion. The artists in Sensorial Perspectives express their interest and joy in the things they perceive, bringing to their art both their considerable artistic skills and their acute observational abilities in a combination that achieves dazzling results. Elemental Realms is characterized by a vibrant passion which enlivens and inspires those who come into contact with it. Lively and enthralling, these works provide a treat for those who are sensitive to atmosphere and the enormous potential of color. The exhibits begin on February 10, 2012 and run until March 1, 2012. The opening reception will take place on Thursday February 16, 2012. Entrance is free and all art lovers are encouraged to attend, enjoy and meet some of the artists whose works make up this delightful show. Exhibition Dates: February 10, 2012 – March 1, 2012 Reception: Thursday, February 16, 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/collectivecatalog/Collective_2_10_2012.aspx

Community Gallery - Long Island Children's Museum
Through March 01, 2012 - Garden City

Stop by the Community Gallery and enjoy the mixed media art work created by the students from North Babylon Schools. The exhibit runs through March 1, 2012.

Divorce Support Group - Saltzman Community Center
Through March 01, 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's Program - Tropical Discoveries and Wintertime Wonders - New York Botanical Garden
Through March 02, 2012 - Bronx

Go on a scavenger hunt to discover tropical plants inside the warm Conservatory, then explore plants native to New York in the winter wonderland of the Everett Children's Adventure Garden. Children sort fruits and leaves from around the world and pot plants to take home.

Children's Self Esteem Group - Saltzman Community Center
Through March 02, 2012 - Hempstead

This group provides a nurturing environment for a child's self-esteem to flourish. Through structured activities, games, stories, projects, and friendship, this group offers a safe, friendly environment for children to feel good about themselves. Please call to register. Classes run through March 2, 2012.

Children of Divorce - Saltzman Community Center
Through March 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.

Time To Celebrate - Yorktown Museum
Through March 03, 2012 - Yorktown Heights

Vignettes created by miniaturists Carole & Neal Pruzan. Many of the scenes are displayed in clock cases, rescued and refurbished to reflect many holiday events of the seasons. Also on display will be favorite toys and games from childhood, no matter how old you are. Saturdays, 1-4pm; Tuesdays and Thursdays 11am-4pm; and by appointment.

Winter Festival: Coming In From the Cold - Lefferts Historic House
Through March 03, 2012 - Flatbush

Come in from the cold and enter Lefferts Historic House, where games and other activities await. Have you ever played Nine-Man Morris before?

NY Disabilities Film Festival - Staten Island JCC
Through March 03, 2012 - Staten Island

Among the only film festivals that shines a light on movies addressing the lives of people with disabilities and special needs. Program includes a good mix of documentaries and dramas, all of which will touch the soul in a significant, enlightening way. Screenings happen throughout the city. Visit the website for more information.

Secrets of Circles: Dream Catchers - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through March 04, 2012 - Crown Heights

Circles are everywhere! This highly interactive 2000 square foot exhibition features 18 exhibits designed to inspire children and adults to ask questions and investigate the answers as they explore the math, science, and engineering of circles.

Jim Henson's Fantastic World - Museum of the Moving Image
Through March 04, 2012 -

The exhibition features more than 120 artifacts, including drawings, storyboards, and props, and video material that illustrate Henson's boundless creativity and innumerable accomplishments. A special addition to the exhibition at Museum of the Moving Image is a puppet of Miss Piggy from The Muppets Take Manhattan. Among other highlights are fourteen additional iconic original puppets of such characters as Kermit the Frog, Rowlf, Bert, and Ernie; photographs of Henson and his collaborators at work; and excerpts from Henson's early projects and experimental films. The exhibition spans Henson's entire career, beginning with drawings, cartoons, and posters produced during his college years in the late 1950s and concluding with objects related to the inspired imaginary worlds of his popular fantasy film The Dark Crystal (1982). Visitors will encounter materials from Henson's best-known projects, The Muppet Show, The Muppet Movie and its sequels, and Fraggle Rock, as well as objects related to his Sesame Street characters. Visitors will also learn about Sam and Friends, an early show Henson created in the 1950s, Henson's television commercial work in the 1960s, and the segments Henson made for The Ed Sullivan Show.

CSI: The Experience - Discovery Times Square
Through March 04, 2012 - New York

Play the role of a crime scene investigator at CSI: The Experience! As the latest recruit in the world of forensic science, guests are guided by videos featuring CSI: cast members and real-life forensic scientists. Throughout the exhibition you must examine blood types, while matching DNA to potential suspects in order to complete the investigation process and solve the crime. Complete with 3 Crime Scenes, 15 Forensic Lab Stations, and dazzling special effects, this hands-on experience is sure to plunge exhibit goers deep into the science of solving crimes.

Infinite Jest: Caricature and Satire from Leonardo to Levine - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through March 04, 2012 -

The exhibition explores caricature and satire in its many forms from the Italian Renaissance to the present, drawn primarily from the rich collection of this material in the Museum's Department of Drawings and Prints. The show includes drawings and prints by Leonardo da Vinci, Eugene Delacroix, Francisco de Goya, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and Enrique Chagoya alongside works by artists more often associated with humor, such as James Gillray, Thomas Rowlandson, Honore Daumier, Al Hirschfeld, and David Levine. Many of these engaging caricatures and satires have never been exhibited and are little known except to specialists.

Season Opening - Bear Mountain Ice Rink
Through March 04, 2012 - Bear Mountain

The Bear Mountain skating rink officially opens full time for the 2011-2012 season. Through March 4, hours are: Mondays and Tuesdays, 10-11:30am and 12-1:30pm; Fridays, 8-9:30pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 10-11:30am, 12-1:30pm, 2-3:30pm, 4-5:30pm, 6-7:30pm, and 8-9:30pm (Saturdays only). Skate rental, lockers, and refreshments are available.

Animation - Connecticut Science Center
Through March 04, 2012 - Hartford

Explore animation from storyboarding, character design, and drawing techniques to movement, timing, filming and sound. Cartoon Network characters provide a colorful backdrop to the exhibit, which also explores the history of animation and features a screening room and a cartoon museum.

Contraptions A to Z - Discovery Museum and Planetarium
Through March 04, 2012 - Bridgeport

This hands-on exhibit combines art, history, science, music, literature, and language. It reveals the fascinating mechanisms that are often hidden in black boxes with a playful, humorous approach. 26 interactive mechanical devices embody a different letter of the alphabet.

Puppetsburg - Brick Theater
Through March 05, 2012 - Williamsburg

Puppetsburg is an hour-long interactive show with music, bubbles, and lots of puppets. Fast-paced performance keeps children engaged, laughing, and learning.

Usdan's 'First Class' free student art exhibit - The Lobby Gallery
Through March 07, 2012 - New York

Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, the nationally renowned summer arts camp whose alumni include Natalie Portman and Mariah Carey, presents "First Class," the inaugural exhibit of works by teenaged students in its Portfolio Preparation Track pre-professional class. Previous classes (titled the Usdan Honors Art Intensive) have been exhibited in major venues in New York and on Long Island. Work includes painting, drawing and sculpture. For more information, visit www.usdan.com.

Women's Empowerment Group - Saltzman Community Center
Through March 07, 2012 - Hempstead

In these sessions, women can express concerns about life issues in a safe, non-judgmental environment. The group meets on Wednesdays. Please call for more information and to register. Classes run through MArch 7, 2012.

Portledge Adventures with Mommy and Me - Portledge School
Through March 08, 2012 - Locust Valley

Toddlers and parents or caregivers can interact in an environment that will inspire imagination, self-expression, and physical development through a variety of activities., such as music, obstacle courses, games, crafts and more. For information, call Lynn Gambarelli at 516-750-3225 or email lgambarelli@portledge.org. Session 1 runs from January 3 through March 8, 2012 and Session 2 will run from March 27 through June 5, 2012.

Print Studio - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through March 09, 2012 - Manhattan

Organized in conjunction with the exhibition Print/Out, Print Studio is an interactive space that explores the evolution of artistic practices relating to the medium of print. The studio offers a series of drop-in workshops, lectures, and events that emphasize accessible and sustainable models for the production and dissemination of ideas. Drawing from resources such as the Reanimation Library (based in the Gowanus area of Brooklyn) -- a collection of discarded books acquired for their visual content -- and a variety of print techniques, participants are invited to experiment with and manipulate images and text. Artist- and educator-led activities highlight the ways in which new digital technologies incorporate traditional printing practices, reimagining the role of print in contemporary visual culture.

“Mind Over Manhattan” - New York Society for Ethical Culture
Through March 10, 2012 - New York

World-renowned mentalist Marc Salem will take you on a captivating and surprising journey through the possibilities of the human mind. “Mind over Manhattan” will delight audiences of all ages with a series of mesmerizing and mystifying mind games. Using psychological techniques, a sharp eye for human nature, a quick wit and more than 20 years of studying the human mind, Salem creates an astounding, mystifying and often hilarious show.

Dora' s Pirate Adventure - CM Performing Arts Center
Through March 10, 2012 - Oakdale

Dora, Boots, and several other friends take an exciting trip to Treasure Island. Come and help Dora and her friends over Singing Mountain, past the Silly Singing Bridge and confront the Pirate Piggies.

New York Classical Theatre Presents 'Playing Moliere' - World Financial Center Winter Garden
Through March 11, 2012 - Battery Park City

In New York Classical Theatre's signature performance style, Panoramic Theatre, this unique production of Moliere's shorter comedies hearkens back to the 17th century playwright's roots in the Commedia dell'Arte. The characters of Playing Moliere, including cuckolded husbands, sneaky servants, demanding fathers, and quick-witted lovers, have inspired an entire generation of physical comedians such as Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and the Marx Brothers.

Grand Finale Fur Sale - Maximilian at Bloomingdale's
Through March 12, 2012 -

Save 50% - 75% on an amazing selection of furs including mink, sheared mink, fox, sheared beaver, chinchilla, sable, shearling lamb, fur-trimmed outerwear, designer furs and more. Sale ends March 12, 2012. Reg./Orig. prices reflect offering prices. Savings may not be base on actual sales. Intermediate markdowns may have been taken. Savings off regular and original prices. Some items may be included in sales already in progress or in future sales. Cannot be combined with any other offer. No adjustments to prior purchases. Furs labeled to show country of origin of imported furs. Limited selection, while supplies last.

BABYTIME Rhythms and Rhymes - Mamaroneck Library
Through March 13, 2012 - Mamaroneck

Nursery rhymes and songs, clapping-, bouncing-, and finger-games, and the occasional picture book story. Caregivers are expected to attend and their participation is an important element of this program. For ages 6-24 months. Registration is required.

2's Company - Stories 'N' More - Mamaroneck Library
Through March 14, 2012 - Mamaroneck

Themed picture book stories, songs, and games, culminating in a craft or other hands-on activity. For 2-year-olds and a grown-up. Caregivers are expected to attend, and their participation is an important element of this program. Registration required.

Art Exhibit: Butterfly loves Bull. Bull loves Butterfly. Believing the Unbelievable. - PACE Center
Through March 15, 2012 - Mineola

Queens-born artist Rosalie Orlando Hatch invites guests to step into the fantasy world of this spirited story, celebrating unbounded love between two unlikely creatures. The images in the book visualize their frolic in fanciful settings, encouraging readers, be they children or grown-ups, to continue on in their own silly, playful game of pretend, but with a message of love. Free artist reception Saturday, January 21, 2-4pm. The exhibit runs through March 15, 2012.

Stroller Strides - Long Beach Library
Through March 15, 2012 - Long Beach

Fitness for moms, fun for baby. Workout with your little ones in tow, while they are entertained and having fun. Moms meet other moms, make strides in fitness, motherhood, and life. Your first class is FREE. Contact AdeleArkin@strollerstrides.net for more information.

Rent-a-Bucket - Teatown Lake Reservation
Through March 16, 2012 - Ossining

Love maple syrup? Buy a bucket of your own. Teatown will tap a maple tree and hang a sap bucket with your name on it. After filling the bucket, the sap gets turned into syrup in Warren's Sugar House. The $45 fee includes two tickets to the Pancake Brunch on March 17 and an 8-ounce bottle of award-winning, Grade A, pure maple syrup. Call the Nature Center at 914-762-2912 x110 to purchase a bucket.

STORIES 'N' MORE (for 3-, 4- and 5-year-olds) - Mamaroneck Library
Through March 16, 2012 - Mamaroneck

Themed picture book stories, songs, and games, culminating in a craft or other hands-on activity. Caregivers are not required to attend but must be available at the end of the program. Registration required.

CREATE SOMETHING GREAT? RECYCLED SCULPTURE CONTEST - Portledge
Through March 16, 2012 - Locust Valley

Portledge School and the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary & Audubon Center are proud to co-sponsor the Second Create Something GreatSM Recycled Sculpture Contest. We are encouraging students in pre-Kindergarten through sixth grade to build sculptures made out of recycled and/or reusable materials designed around the theme of nocturnal animals, such as bats, fireflies, raccoons, owls, skunks, and tarantulas. This contest is a hands-on learning experience for budding young artists to pique their curiosity about art, wildlife and environmental issues. Children compete in three categories: Pre-Kindergarten – First grade; Second – Third grades; and Fourth – Sixth grades. Awards will be given within each assigned age category based on overall aesthetic value and creative use of recycled materials. Prizes for each category include: first place $100 gift certificate for arts & crafts supplies, second place $50 gift certificate for arts & crafts supplies, and third place $25 gift certificate for arts & crafts supplies. Details about the contest and registration information are available at www.portledge.org/createsomethinggreat. Registration forms must be received by Friday, March 16, 2012. Sculptures must be hand delivered to the Portledge Lower School main office on Thursday, March 29 or Friday, March 30 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. All sculptures will be on display and award winners will be announced during a special art reception to be held on Saturday, March 31st from 1:30p.m. – 3:30 p.m. at Portledge Lower School. All participants in attendance will receive a certificate. Following the reception with participants and their families, professionals from the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary & Audubon Center will show live animals from the sanctuary in Oyster Bay. Plus, there will be hands-on science and arts & crafts stations. Afterwards, award winning sculptures will be transported to the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary & Audubon Center for a second art display April 2nd – April 6th, open to the public noon – 4 p.m. For complete contest rules, visit www.portledge.org/createsomethinggreat. Deadline to register is March 16, 2012.

CREATE SOMETHING GREAT? RECYCLED SCULPTURE CONTEST - Portledge School
Through March 16, 2012 - Locust Valley

Students in pre-K through sixth grade are encouraged to build sculptures made out of recycled and/or reusable materials designed around the theme of nocturnal animals such as bats, fireflies, raccoons, owls, skunks, and tarantulas. Contest and registration information is available at www.portledge.org/createsomethinggreat.

The Three Little Pigs - Theatre Three
Through March 17, 2012 - Port Jefferson

Here's a message for the whole family. Three pigs, two lost mice, and a rappin' wolf makes for a fun-filled version of the famous story. Told completely in song and verse, this original musical focuses on issues of race relations and the homeless. The show runs through March 17, 2012.

'Breaking Up Is Hard To Do' - Theatre Three
Through March 17, 2012 - Port Jefferson

Reminisce as you enjoy the songs of Neil Sedaka, including "Where the Boys Are," "Calendar Girl," "Love Will Keep Us Together," "Laughter in the Rain," and "Stairway to Heaven," among others. The show runs through March 17, 2012.

Piecing it Together - Collage Exhibition - ArtsWestchester
Through March 17, 2012 - White Plains

Collage is an obsessive art form with as much emphasis on process as on finished product. Piecing it Together is an exhibition of works by eight Westchester artists who exemplify the range of this quintessential modernist medium in the 21st century. Their pieced-together artworks challenge the expected and the everyday. Through March 17.

III, Exhibition featuring work by: Robin Cameron, Elaine Cameron-Weir, Rochelle Goldberg - Martos Gallery
Through March 17, 2012 - New York

Stack This Press Release Until Its 9 Feet Tall Modernity gives birth to phenomena that are difficult to articulate, not least of which is a kind of faith in the direct relationship between phenomena and their articulation. This is just to say “bear with me”. We talked about Brancusi’s Endless Column, that big knotty extrusion which seems to grow right out of history. But we could just as easily reverse the direction of force (think Walter De Maria’s Vertical Earth Kilometer). Taken together there is a kind of dipping. A piston like motion which, vis a vis time, constitutes the central motor of an artistic practice. Rochelle Goldberg’s Dead-end, Infinite. is all trajectory and trace, or maybe a trace of trajectory. It makes me think of those dangling donuts of dust that cartoon rocket ships leave in their wake. But then again it is so stubbornly present. It feels like it will be here for ages, experiencing a different kind of trajectory, a different kind of dust. It plods along the path from art to archeology beginning its accumulation of dust -to say nothing of its gravitas- in the studio and never looking back. The viewer, a black jean wearing connoisseur, transforms into a scientist in a futuristic Hazamat suit. Like Dead-end, Infinite. Elaine Cameron-Weir’s piece points in two directions at once. Those stainless steel racing stripes are like the stem of an arrow without the head or tail. Our attention is directed downward and I cant help but suspect that its feet are very charged. Lets ask Bataille: “Although within the body blood flows in equal quantities from high to low and from low to high, there is a bias in favor of that which elevates itself, and human life is erroneously seen as an elevation.” Cameron-Weir has given these feet “an exceptionally burlesque value.”1 I knew it. Those feet could star in a pervy Youtube video. The sculpture seems to ask “Is there a space for me between the ionic and the yonic?” Speaking of weird spaces how about Robin Cameron’s Monument to Pedagogy? It is rife with the classic signifier’s of the classroom: the books, the blackboard the… orange? An apples to oranges comparison machine. It is nonsense in the best sense. I smell the outdoors in its precarious logic. The nowhere of recess, of finding a dead animal, or a piece of litter in the outfield. It seems to live in the stolen temporality one gets by playing hooky. Perhaps this sculpture is a descendent of the school of fictive formalism begun by Tom Sawer, that trickster practitioner of the inkwell pigtail drip painting and the serial whitewash monochrome. At the time I’m writing this there is no title for this exhibition. That seems fine the show being comprised of 3 capital I’s. Do they really constitute an I? Perhaps an Other? If you think you know look again, this time with the other eye. Sebastian Black, 2012 1 Georges Bataille, The Big Toe, Visions of Excess: Selected Writings, 1927-1939, ed. Allan Stoekl (University Of Minnesota Press, 1985) 20, 22.

Exhibition: The Paintings of Louis Comfort Tiffany: Works from a Long Island Collection - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through March 18, 2012 - Roslyn Harbor

Drawn from an important Long Island collection, this major exhibition showcases more than 100 original works by Louis Comfort Tiffany, offering an uncommon glimpse into the artist’s personal world. Tiffany’s light-filled Orientalism and his use of sensuous Art Nouveau lines contrasted sharply with the era’s prevailing dark Victorian décor and had a powerful influence on the evolving aesthetics of the wealthy and famous of the Gilded Age. The exhibition runs through March 2012.

Family Sundays at the Museum - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through March 18, 2012 - Roslyn Harbor

Enjoy a docent-led family walk-through of the exhibition and, beginning at 1:30pm., supervised art activities for the whole family. (Closed 12/25/11 and 1/1/12). Weekend parking fee is $2. The program runs through March 2012.

Exhibit: Nathan Sawaya: Recent Works - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through March 18, 2012 - Roslyn Harbor

No longer just for child’s play, plastic toy building bricks have become material for fine art. The New York sculptor, Nathan Sawaya, is among the most prominent of contemporary artists working with Lego® blocks. Sawaya’s work, exploring themes of identity, elevates brick art to a new phase of artistic expression through large-scale sculptures that portray complexities of the human condition. The exhibition runs through March 18, 2012.

Toy Stories - Westport Arts Center
Through March 18, 2012 - Westport

Thirty major artists are represented in this exhibit on toys promoting a dialogue on how we relate to toys through memories and their prevalence in contemporary culture.

Centuries of Progress: American World's Fairs--1853-1982 - Stamford Museum & Nature Center--Bendel Mansion
Through March 18, 2012 - Stamford

Beginning with the 1853 Crystal Palace exhibition in New York through the 1982 World's Fair in Knoxville, Tennessee, World's Fairs have emphasized the technological,cultural and political advances that helped shape the American society of today.

The Renaissance Portrait from Donatello to Bellini - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through March 18, 2012 -

It has been said that the Renaissance witnessed the rediscovery of the individual. In keeping with this notion, early Renaissance Italy also hosted the first great age of portraiture in Europe. Portraiture assumed a new importance, whether it was to record the features of a family member for future generations, celebrate a prince or warrior, extol the beauty of a woman, or make possible the exchange of a likeness among friends. This exhibition will bring together approximately 160 works—by artists including Donatello, Filippo Lippi, Botticelli, Verrocchio, Ghirlandaio, Pisanello, Mantegna, Giovanni Bellini, and Antonello da Messina, and in media ranging from painting and manuscript illumination to marble sculpture and bronze medals, testifying to the new vogue for and uses of portraiture in fifteenth-century Italy. During the early Renaissance, artists working in Florence, Venice, and the courts of Italy created magnificent portrayals of the people around them—from heads of state and church to patrons, scholars, poets, and artists—concentrating for the first time on producing recognizable likenesses and expressions of personality. The rapid development of portraiture was linked closely to Renaissance society and politics, ideals of the individual, and concepts of beauty. The object may have been to commemorate a significant event—a marriage, death, the accession to a position of power—or it may have been to record the features of an esteemed member of the family for future generations. Featuring many rare international loans, this exhibition will present an unprecedented survey of the period and provide new research and insight into the early history of portraiture. It will be divided into three sections and will span a period of eight decades. Beginning in Florence, where independent portraits first appeared in abundance, it moves to the courts of Ferrara, Mantua, Bologna, Milan, Urbino, Naples and papal Rome, and ends in Venice, where a tradition of portraiture asserted itself surprisingly late in the century.

Police Work: Photographs by Leonard Freed, 1972-1979 - Museum of the City of New York
Through March 18, 2012 -

Police Work: Photographs by Leonard Freed, 1972-1979 features a selection of vintage prints by the Brooklyn-born photographer who documented "life on the beat" with NYPD officers during the tumultuous 1970s. During a time when New York City faced near bankruptcy and was internationally notorious for its high crime rates and social disorder, Freed's photographs reveal the complexity, the harshness, and the camaraderie of the city's public safety servants and the people they protected. Highlighting a recent gift to the Museum of the City of New York by his widow Bridgette Freed, the exhibition is a gritty, realistic portrait of ordinary people doing a "sometimes boring, sometimes corrupting, sometimes dangerous and ugly and unhealthy job."

The Disappearing Landscape: Selections from the Hofstra University Museum - Hofstra University Museum, Emily Lowe Gallery
Through March 18, 2012 - Hempstead

This original exhibition features 27 drawings, paintings, photographs, prints and sculpture from the Museum’s permanent collection created by international artists from the United States, Russia, and Japan, among other countries. The works date from the early 19th century to the 21st century. Featured artists include Alexander Calder, Harry Callahan, Lucien Clergue, Currier & Ives, Edwin Dickinson, Sally Gall, April Gornik, James McDougal Hart, Katsushika Hokusai, Donald Resnick, Yevgeny Rukhin, Ivan Ivanovich Shishkin and Michael A. Smith. These works illustrate the artistic need to capture the ever-changing and disappearing global landscape. The exhibition runs through March 18, 2012.

Disappearing Landscape: The Great Art Caper - Hofstra University Museum
Through March 18, 2012 - Hempstead

Pick up Great Art Caper materials while in the David Filderman Gallery to enjoy self-guided super-sleuthing. Search for the details in the works in the exhibit "The Disappearing Landscape: Selections from the Hofstra University Museum Collection" and use the clues to complete the story.The program runs through March 18, 2012.

Silly Saturday Stroller Strides - The Source Mall
Through March 21, 2012 - Westbury

Fitness for moms, fun for baby. Workout with your little ones in tow, while they are entertained and having fun. Moms meet other moms, make strides in fitness, motherhood, and life. Your first class is FREE. Contact AdeleArkin@strollerstrides.net for more information. Classes run through March 21, 2012.

Bilingual Storytime - Queens Library: Far Rockaway Branch
Through March 21, 2012 - Far Rockaway

Play and learn with your child at the library. The bilingual story time is designed for children from birth to 36 months of age. Exposure to the rhythms of language and music can help introduce very young children to books and reading.

Now Registering for our Free Clerical Skills Training & GED Program - Opportunities For a Better Tomorrow
Through March 23, 2012 - Brooklyn

Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow is currently registering for our February 2012 cycle - CLERICAL SKILLS TRAINING & GED PROGRAM. Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow (OBT) is a not-for-profit organization that provides education, college assistance, job training and job placement assistance to young adults ages 17 – 21. During our 20-week program, we provide classes in Keyboarding, Computer Applications, Office Procedures, Business English, Business Math, Job Readiness, Public Speaking and Communication, and GED Preparation (if needed). Walk-ins are welcome Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m. If you know of someone who would benefit from this program PLEASE LET HIM OR HER KNOW. COME AND REGISTER NOW!! For more information you can call us at 718-369-0303/718-387-1600 or visit our website at http://obtjobs.org/index.php/19 For a list of programs please visit us at: http://obtjobs.org/index.php/4 Locations: Sunset Park: 783 Fourth Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11232 Bushwick: 25 Thornton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206

R&R at the JCC - The JCC In Manhattan
Through March 24, 2012 - Upper West Side

Make your Shabbat afternoon special with workshops, art, yoga, meditation, food, music, study sessions, film, origami, creative art projects, spa experiences, indoor and outdoor play, and more. There are programs for both children and adults.

Coming of Age in America: The Photography of Joseph Szabo - Heckscher Museum of Art
Through March 25, 2012 - Huntington

A dual portrait of adolescence on Long Island and summers on iconic Jones Beach. Szabo's poignant black-and-white photographs depict teens on the cusp of adulthood, captured in moments of uncertainty, reflection, longing, bravado, and exuberance.

Heroes Storywalk: 'Giant Steps to Change the World' By Spike Lee - White Plains Public Library
Through March 25, 2012 - White Plains

Learn about heroes of our time - men and women who stood up for what they believed in. Guess who they are and what they did, and celebrate their achievements along this storywalk in the library. The Storywalk is based on the book entitled, "Giant Steps to Change the World," written by Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee, and illustrated by Sean Qualls. Open to families with children in grades 1-6 beginning Sunday, February 19 and continuing through Sunday, March 25, 2012. Storywalk instructions are available at the Children's Information Desk (The Compass) in The Trove. Participants must sign in there before proceeding on the walk. Children in grades 1-3 must be accompanied by an adult on the walk. Children in grades 4-6 may follow the walk without an adult.

Brian Bress: Status Report - New Museum of Contemporary Art
Through March 25, 2012 - New York

This exhibition, the latest presentation in the New Museum's 'Stowaways' series, will be the New York premier of Brian Bress's Status Report (2009). In Bress's low-tech video, humorous characters, all played by the artist, struggle with interpersonal relationships, the pursuit of intended goals, and the desire to communicate. Manipulating pictorial and sculptural conventions through fantastically hand-crafted sets and costumes that combine drawing, painting, and collage, Bress creates a disjunctive world where spaces of imagination and representation compete for equal footing. Brian Bress (b. 1975) lives and works in Los Angeles. His videos have been shown at ICA, Philadelphia; LAX Art, Los Angeles; Diverse Works, Houston; University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa; and Parrish Art Museum, South Hampton. His work was included in the comprehensive survey exhibition "California Video: Artists and Histories" presented at the Getty Museum in 2008. This is Bress's first New York museum presentation.

Across Time & Place: Treasures from the Permanent Collection - The Heckscher Museum of Art
Through March 25, 2012 - Huntington

This rotating exhibition of highlights from the Permanent Collection features a broad range of works by American and European artists of the 19th and 20th centuries. Of particular interest is �tienne Berne-Bellecour?s monumental "Embarkation Maneuver," 1882, which factually depicts the departure of a regiment of cuirassiers following the Franco-Prussian War, in contrast to the acerbic commentary on the Weimar Republic seen in George Grosz?s equally monumental "Eclipse of the Sun," 1926.

'Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical' - Manhattan Children's Theatre
Through March 25, 2012 - Manhattan

Trixie, Daddy, and Knuffle Bunny take a trip to the neighborhood laundromat. But the exciting adventure takes a dramatic turn when Trixie realizes somebunny was left behind. This true-to-life musical tale about what happens when Daddy's in charge and things go terribly, hilariously wrong is based on the book "Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale," by Mo Willems. Lyrics by Mo Willems, music by Michael Silversher, directed by MCT artistic director Bruce Merrill. For more information about group rates and weekday school performances, visit mctny.org or call 212-226-4085.

Blessed are the Peacemakers- A Lenten Tribute - St. Paul's Chapel
Through March 25, 2012 - New York

A Lenten Tribute Featuring Storytelling and Jazz Meditations by THEODICY JAZZ COLLECTIVE. Celebrate the lives of men and women of faith and courage with stories, prayers, and jazz meditations by


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