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THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN BRONX ON FEBRUARY 8

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Find fun things to do today with kids in the NYC area in our Calendar of Events

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

Shabbat for Tots - Union Temple
Through February 24, 2012 - Brooklyn

Singing, dancing, and a little Hebrew for toddlers, preschoolers, and their adult guests. Led by Yoshie - kids' favorite!

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.

Concerto Barocco - New York City Ballet
February 08, 2012 -

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

Tarantella - New York City Ballet
February 08, 2012 -

The nimble quickness of Tarantella provides a virtuosic showcase. The profusion of steps and the quick changes of direction this brief but explosive pas de deux requires typify the ways in which Balanchine expanded the traditional vocabulary of classical dance. Gottschalk, who lived from 1829 to 1869, was one of the first American composers to be recognized in Europe. His syncopated rhythms and jagged melodic lines incorporating elements of folk dancing foreshadowed the work of other American composers later in the 19th century.

Il Barbiere di Siviglia - Metropolitan Opera
February 08, 2012 -

Peter Mattei recreates his winning portrayal of the barber in Bartlett Sher's popular production, which propels the comic action right into the audience. Isabel Leonard sings her first Met Rosina, sharing the role with Diana Damrau, and Javier Camarena makes his Met debut as the Count.

Beyond Behavior: Creating an Alliance with Your Child - West End Day School
February 08, 2012 - Upper West Side

Dr. Josephine Wright will explore the roles of empathy, expectations, discipline, and modeling in facilitating children's development. Josephine Wright, M.D., is a child and adult psychiatrist who is on the faculty at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute and the Berkshire Psychoanalytic Institute. She is the author of "Do We Really Need Ritalin? A Family Guide to ADHD" and articles about adoption, learning difficulties, therapy, and medication.

La Leche League of Clarkstown Monthly Meeting - Private Home
February 08, 2012 - Tappan

The La Leche League of Clarkstown holds its monthly meeting. All breastfeeding mothers and pregnant women interested in breastfeeding are welcome to attend these informal, ongoing discussions. Babies and older siblings are also welcome.

Amateur Night at the Apollo - Apollo Theater
February 08, 2012 - New York

The new Amateur Night season is underway with a whole new line-up of eager contestants who compete for the winning title of Super Top Dog and a cash prize of $10,000! Aspiring musicians, singers, dancers, comedians, rappers and spoken word artists try their best to please the audiences that can make them an Apollo legend. Then get ready to cheer or jeer as you decide who stays and who gets booted off stage. At Amateur Night, you tell the performers to be good or be gone! Amateur Night at the Apollo is hosted by the comedian Capone. Each show begins with a festive pre-party featuring video and music by DJ Jess. And keep a lookout for master impressionist C.P. Lacey, the resident Executioner who sweeps bad talent off the stage.

Family Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 08, 2012 - Garnerville

Children ages 2-5 are invited with a parent or caregiver to hear stories. Pre-registration is required.

Books for Babies - Wilton Library
February 08, 2012 - 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 08, 2012 - 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 puzzles. No registration necessary.

Free Play at the J - JCC Rockland
February 08, 2012 - West Nyack

Meet other parents and kids (birth to 2 years) at this parent-hosted playdate in the Kantrowitz Kids Gym. The group meets most Wednesdays through June 20.

Gym Buddies - Play with the Big Kids! - Rosenthal JCC Main Branch
February 08, 2012 - Pleasantville

Children in K-6th grades get to play in the gym with tweens and teens who act as role models and engage the children through games and activities. Advance registration required. Contact Allison at 914-741-0333, ext. 23.

Tales & Treats: Jewish Bedtime Stories - Rosenthal JCC Main Branch
February 08, 2012 - Pleasantville

Once upon a time there was a Jewish story...actually, there are A LOT of Jewish stories. Bring the kids in PJs and join in a pizza dinner, free play in the gym, and a selection of a few of the best Jewish tall tales. Followed of course, by milk and cookies. For children ages 2-5 years with their families. RSVP required.

Valentine's Day Card Workshop - The Field Library
February 08, 2012 - Peekskill

All ages are invited to make a one-of-a-kind, super-fancy, sparkly Valentine for that special somebody.

MOVIE & DISCUSSION: 'CHICKEN FLICK' - BACKYARD CHICKENS FOR ALL! - Greenburgh Nature Center
February 08, 2012 - Scarsdale

Imagine your breakfast omelet made from your own fresh, organic, Omega-rich eggs! "Chicken Flick" is a short film made by local environmentalist filmmakers Nikki Coddington and Susan Rubin. You will meet four Westchester County families who are enjoying the fun and benefits of raising chickens in their own backyards. After the film, you can ask questions of the filmmakers and the panel of local chicken owners - you may even walk away ready to take up this easier-than-you-think, fun and profitable hobby yourself! This program will be held at the Nature Center in partnership with the Sierra Club Lower Hudson Group.

Hebrew for Little Ones - Congregation Sons of Israel
February 08, 2012 - Upper Nyack

Children up to four years old are invited to learn Hebrew through immersion stories, songs, music, games, and art. Vocabulary lists provided each week for parents to take home. For more information and registration, call 845-358-3767 or contact csioffice@optonline.net.

Celebrate Tu B'Shevat - JCC Rockland
February 08, 2012 - West Nyack

Celebrate the Jewish holiday of Tu B'Shevat with crafts, songs, and healthy snacks.

Breastfeeding - Nyack Hospital
February 08, 2012 - Nyack

This class prepares parents for the first few days and weeks of breastfeeding. Topics include the benefits of breastfeeding, positioning, establishing a good milk supply, common problems, and returning to work. Pre-registration is required.

Cookie Decorating - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 08, 2012 - Garnerville

Have some sweet fun decorating cookies.

START (Story + Art) - Long Island Children's Museum
February 08, 2012 - Garden City

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

St. Paul's and the Presidents - A Historical Presentation - St. Paul's Church National Historic Site
February 08, 2012 - Mt. Vernon

A historical program exploring the connections of five President to the St. Paul's site. Light refreshments will be served.

Maccabi Games Information and Sign-Up Meeting -Tennis/Swimming/Track/Golf/Table Tennis/Bowling/Dance/ArtsFest - JCC Mid-Westchester
February 08, 2012 - Scarsdale

Teens 13-17 years old will travel to Houston, TX, Memphis, TN or Rockland County, NY this summer to compete in the largest Jewish teen sporting event in the world. Participate in team or individual sports, or arts specialties including dance, music, acting, and more. The Games also promote community involvement, teamwork and pride in being Jewish. Information for Tennis/Swimming/Track/Golf/Table Tennis/Bowling/Dance/ArtsFest. Snow date: February 9.

Family Fun - Ossining Public Library - Children's Program Room
February 08, 2012 - Ossining

Stories and crafts for all ages. Children ages 6 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Open House - PS 250: The Magnet School for Communication and Multimedia Arts
February 08, 2012 - Williamsburg

An open house for this pre-k-5th grade magnet school. Learn about school programs including the new magnet program for communication and multimedia arts.

Bereavement Support Group - Chai Jewish Center
February 08, 2012 - Dix Hills

COPE, a grief and healing organization dedicated to supporting parents and families living with the loss of a child, holds monthly support groups meetings for parents on the second Wednesday of every month. Call Karen Flyer for information.

Fretwork - Carnegie Hall
February 08, 2012 -

This season, viol ensemble Fretwork celebrates its quarter-century anniversary and makes its Carnegie Hall debut. While Fretwork's repertoire encompasses music that dates from the 16th century to the present day, this concert explores works written specifically for viol by 17th-century English and Italian composers.

Bill Callahan - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
February 08, 2012 -

The deep voice and sardonic delivery bring to mind Johnny Cash or Kris Kristofferson, but it's the inventive lyrics that mark Bill Callahan as an original. Callahan recorded for years under the name Smog, perhaps as a need for anonymity and not as a reference to the impact that his music has on the listener. If that is what he wanted to reference, his previous identity would have been Poetry.

Dubal: La Belle Epoque - Impressionism: Gabriel Faure, Claude Debussy, and Maurice Ravel - Metropolitan Museum of Art
February 08, 2012 -

David Dubal, pianist, teacher, writer, and broadcaster. This music talk will synthesize the artistic activity in Paris during the first decades of the twentieth century, and will be enhanced with performance by students of The Juilliard School. This lecture is presented in conjunction with the exhibition The Steins Collect: Matisse, Picasso, and the Parisian Avant-Garde, February 28�June 3, 2012. The exhibition is made possible by The Philip and Janice Levin Foundation and the Janice H. Levin Fund. Additional support provided by The Daniel and Estrellita Brodsky Foundation. It was organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the R�union des Mus�es Nationaux-Grand Palais, Paris. It is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities. 2:30pm.

Canby: Persian Paintings - Metropolitan Museum of Art
February 08, 2012 -

Sheila Canby, Patti Cadby Birch Curator in Charge, Department of Islamic Art. The glorious manuscript illustrations and album pages from the courts of the Safavid rulers of Iran are the subject of this lecture. Dating from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, they show the changes in style that occurred as the dynasty matured and became more open to outside influences. This lecture is supported by The Giorgio S. Sacerdote Fund. This lecture is presented in conjunction with the opening of the New Galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia. 6pm.

Lots of Love Sun Catchers - Long Island Children's Museum
February 08, 2012 -

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

TEEN ZOMBIE CLUB - Westport Public Library
February 08, 2012 - Westport

Join the Westport Library Zombie Club to meet monthly to play zombie games, watch movies, and do other zombie-related activities. For middle school and up. Register online.

Read and Play - Brooklyn Public Library, Saratoga branch
February 08, 2012 - Brownsville

Children up to 5 years read, make friends, and play.

Chess for Kids - Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Heights branch
February 08, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

Kids play and learn chess.

Music and Movement - Long Island Children's Museum
February 08, 2012 - Garden City

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

Turning 5 - United Cerebral Palsey of New York City
February 08, 2012 - Midwood

Understand the steps, options and possibilities for your child with special needs entering kindergarten.

3-D Eco Art on Canvas - Queens Library: Long Island City Branch
February 08, 2012 - Long Island City

In this event led by tree branch artist Vincent M. Smythe, kids ages 8 and up learn to make recycling and reusing fun. Come create an environmentally themed painting incorporating recycled tree branches. Preregistration is required. Please call, visit the library or sign up on the website.

Women's Empowerment Group - Saltzman Community Center
February 08, 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.

Learn to Draw with Art Teacher Amy-Ages 7 - 10 - Kid Esteem Monetessori
February 08, 2012 - Lindenhurst

Step by step drawing lessons with Art Teacher Amy. Draw portraits, landscapes and master artist works. Learn how to use chalk and oil pastels, watercolors and markers. $10 supply fee.

Free Puppy Playtime and Potty Training Seminar - Unleashed by Petco
February 08, 2012 - New York

Got a new puppy in your life? It's important to get them socialized with other dogs at an early age to avoid aggression issues. At Free Puppy Play Time, your new pup will get to play and socialize with other puppies, as our in house dog trainer gives you tips on training your puppy and dealing with new issues that may arise. Also, get tips and advice on how to properly potty train you new pup.

Children's Self Esteem Group - Saltzman Community Center
February 08, 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.

'Cinderella: A New Version of The Oldest Story Ever Told' - Circle in the Square Theatre
February 08, 2012 - Manhattan

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

Weekly Storytime - Barnes & Noble Booksellers-Huntington Station
February 08, 2012 - Huntington Station

Make it a family tradition to discover a wonderful new book and develop a love for reading with your child.

Free Irish Classes-Mommy Daddy & Me - Gerry Tobin School of Irish
February 08, 2012 - Babylon

This Irish language immersion program teaches Irish Gaelic to families through games, stories and other interactive activities. Visit the website for more information.

East End Hospice's 13th Annual Valentine Salon Luncheon -
February 08, 2012 - New York

This annual for-women-only event hosted by East End Hospice raises funds and awareness for Camp Good Grief. Camp good Grief is a free-of-charge summer day camp available to any child aged 4 to 15 who has experienced the loss of a parent or loved one. Pauia Zahn is the emcee this year. Donations can be made directly to the camp through their website.

New Parent Get-Together: Choosing Child Care - 92nd Street Y
February 08, 2012 - Upper East Side

Led by Parenting Center director Sally Tannen, child psychologists, and pediatricians, this weekly discussion group allows new parents to share experiences, learn from one another, and make friends. Babies welcome.

Infant Massage - Prenatal Yoga Center
February 08, 2012 - Upper West Side

Learn how music and massage complement each other to stimulate your baby's brain and relax his muscles and organs. Best for babies newborn to six months.

Balloon Still Life Workshop - Children's Museum of the Arts
February 08, 2012 - SoHo

Children ages 4 and older will observe the colorful balloon still life, taking note of qualities of color, placement, and repetitive form.

Wall Street Dialogues - Trinity Church
February 08, 2012 - New York

Pundits from liberal to conservative host conversations on the moral and ethical dilemmas pushed to the forefront by the Occupy Wall Street movement in Wall Street Dialogues on Wednesdays from January 11 - February 8 at 1 PM at Trinity Church in lower Manhattan. Each week, a new speaker will challenge the audience with provocative questions such as “Would Jesus pay taxes?” and “What are the moral values of capitalism?” Talks will be webcast live at www.trinitywallstreet.org with opportunities for online viewer participation. For the complete schedule, click here. On February 8, Kathryn Tanner of the Yale Divinity School asks the question “What does the Bible say about economic disparity?” as she discusses “Thinking Theologically about Income Disparity and the Gospel Response.” Wall Street Dialogues are presented by Trinity Institute (TI), a continuing education program founded in 1967 as an outreach of Trinity Wall Street, an Episcopal parish. Recent conferences include God’s Unfinished Future; Religion and Violence: An Interfaith Dialogue; Radical Abundance: A Theology of Sustainability; and Building an Ethical Economy: Theology and the Marketplace.

Bernard Fowler & His Rock �n� Roll All-Star Band - Highline Ballroom
February 08, 2012 -

Bernard Fowler�s talents as a singer, songwriter, producer, and instrumentalist have resonated through the span of his extraordinary career in the music industry. He has appeared on over 30 albums, most recently focusing his artistic energy on his solo project Friends with Privileges, which he released in 2006. This critically acclaimed effort draws from his diverse influences and exercises his wide-ranging, powerful vocals while coupling his unique brand of rock with stylish grooves. Fowler�s first success in the music industry came early in his career as a trailblazer of house music in the garage music era. As a member of the New York Citi Peech Boys, he started his trend of musical experimentation with the club hit "Don�t Make Me Wait." While collaborating with Herbie Hancock on Hancock�s album Future Shock (1983), he began his long-standing relationship Mick Jagger, contributing to Jagger's solo album She�s the Boss (1985). Fowler went on to appear on every Rolling Stones album from 1989�s Steel Wheels to 2008�s Shine A Light. Fowler has lent his inspired vocals to solo albums for Keith Richards and Ron Wood, as well as fronting two jazz albums for Charlie Watts and producing two albums for Ron Wood. He has toured with The Rolling Stones to every continent, performing for massive audiences the world over. He has also worked with members of Pearl Jam, Def Leppard, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, and The Neville Brothers, as well as recorded and performed with Yoko Ono, Duran Duran, Herb Albert, Nicklebag, Robert Plant, Living Colour, Sly & Robbie, Johnnie Johnson, and Bootsy Collins. While working on his next solo project, he continues to record and tour with The Rolling Stones, Tackhead, Bad Dog, and Band 2.

George Clinton & The P-Funk All-Stars - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
February 08, 2012 - New York

Born in 1941, George Clinton is the principal architect of P-Funk. He was the mastermind of the bands Parliament and Funkadelic during the 1970s and early 1980s, and he is a solo funk artist as of 1981. He has been called one of the most important innovators of funk music, next to James Brown and Sly Stone. Clinton is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, inducted in 1997 with 15 other members of Parliament-Funkadelic. The Parliaments began as a doo-wop group based in Plainfield, New Jersey, where Clinton grew up. The band eventually found success under the names Parliament and Funkadelic in the '70s. These two groups combined elements of musicians such as Jimi Hendrix, Sly and the Family Stone, Cream, and James Brown while exploring different sounds, technology, and lyricism. In 1982, Clinton signed to Capitol Records as a solo artist and as the P-Funk All-Stars, releasing Computer Games that same year. The disc featured the smash hits "Loopzilla" and "Atomic Dog." A string of successful albums and singles followed, including "Nubian Nut," "Last Dance," and "Do Fries Go with That Shake?" The Red Hot Chili Peppers also tapped Clinton to produce their album Freaky Styley (1985). Though Clinton's popularity had waned by the mid-'80s, he experienced something of resurgence in the early '90s as many rappers cited him as an influence and began sampling his songs. The '90s and early '00s saw him releasing additional albums, reuniting with several old members of Parliament and Funkadelic, appearing in films, and collaborating with a variety of artists. In 2005, he also formed a record label called The C Kunspyruhzy. His latest solo album, titled George Clinton and His Gangsters of Love, came out in 2008 on Shanachie Records. The disc features guest appearances by Sly Stone, El DeBarge, Red Hot Chili Peppers, RZA, Carlos Santana, and more. These days, Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic tour 200 days out of the year in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the US. With multiple projects in the works, the master is still on top of his game. "I ain't going nowhere," he declares. "I feel like I'm starting over right now ... for real!"

LAUNCH OF RABBI SHMULEY BOTEACH'S NEWEST BOOK: KOSHER JESUS - Trinity Wall Street - Parish Hall
February 08, 2012 - New York

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach's groundbreaking new book Kosher Jesus (Gefen Publishing) provides the foundation for a new and stronger understanding between Christians and Jews, and a radically new perspective on the world's most famous personality. Kosher Jesus offers a revolutionary new perspective, based on both Christian and Jewish sources, that early Christian editors attempted to de-Judaize Jesus and portray him as an antagonist to his people, fully Romanized, after the failure of the Jewish revolt of the year 66-70 when the Jews became the most hated nation in the Empire. The truth is, as the Gospels point out, Jesus lived, taught and died a Jew and taught all his followers to live by the Torah's teachings; in fact, nearly all of his sermons were restatements of the Hebrew Bible, as he intended them to be. Rabbi Shmuley's research has also conclusively determined that Jews not only did not kill Jesus, they protected him from Herod, as the Luke makes clear. The Romans wanted Jesus dead because of his insurrection against the Emperor. Rabbi Shmuley hopes these realizations will strengthen Jewish-Christian ties and values, with Jesus (historically the barrier separating the two peoples) serving as the bridge between the two faiths, even as he is understood very differently by two great world religions. The book has already glowing reviews and ignited new dialogue among people of Jewish, Christian and all faiths. Tickets can be purchased by emailing terri@shmuley.com, calling 201-221-3333

Lily Henley - The JCC in Manhattan
February 08, 2012 - New York

Deeply influenced in traditional American and Celtic music as well as extensive time in Tel Aviv, this powerful singer, songwriter, and fiddler now lives in NYC where she creates new arrangements of Hebrew and Ladino songs -- as well as original songs in English. Truly one of the most passionate voices on the acoustic music scene today.

Valentine Craft - New Fairfield Free Public Library
February 08, 2012 - New Fairfield

New Fairfield Free Public Library invites children in kindergarten through second grade to make a Valentine’s Day craft. Call to register.

Comedy School Dropout: the 8th is the GREATth - Beauty Bar
February 08, 2012 - New York

Free standup Comedy Show - Jared Freid (Bloomberg Sports, Brobible.com, trutv); Jason Burke (Gotham and Stand-Up NY); Jena Friedman (Letterman, SXSW); Matt Graham (Conan, scrabble champion).

'Sweetheart' Candle Workshop - Make Meaning
February 08, 2012 - Manhattan

Make a "sweetheart" candle to give that special someone a message that keeps on burning. RSVP required.

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION, NEW YORK CITY CHAPTER ANNOUNCES IMPORTANT EDUCATIONAL MEETING IN BROOKLYN - NY Memory Center
February 08, 2012 - Brooklyn

The Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter announces its important educational meeting in Brooklyn titled, “Understanding Dementia: What You Need to Know and Where to Go.” The meeting will take place on the second Wednesday of every month, starting Wednesday, February 8, 2012, from 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at the NY Memory Center in Brooklyn. The meetings are only for family members and friends who are caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s and dementia. The meetings will help those new to the disease with information about Alzheimer’s and related dementias, including the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia, the diagnostic process, common symptoms throughout the stages, and community-based resources. The meetings are free. Pre-registration is mandatory. To register, please call the New York City Chapter’s 24-hour Helpline at 800-272-3900.

Brian Wood & Becky Cloonan sign Conan The Barbarian #1 - Midtown Comics - Downtown
February 08, 2012 -

Midtown Comics in New York City will present Brian Wood and Becky Cloonan signing Conan The Barbarian #1 from Dark Horse Comics at Midtown Comics Downtown on Wednesday, February 8th from 6:00PM to 7:00PM. Brian Wood is best known for his creator-owned work that includes DMZ, Northlanders, Demo, The New York Four,The Couriers, Channel Zero, Local and Supermarket. Brian is set to release his newest series, The Massive with Dark Horse Comics. Becky Cloonan is an award-winning cartoonist and illustrator who started self-publishing mini comics in 1999. Since then she has gone on to work with Vertigo, Dark Horse, Harper Collins and Marvel, with editions of her work published in several countries around the world. Conan The Barbarian #1: In this sweeping adaptation of Robert E. Howard's fan-favorite "Queen of the Black Coast," Conan turns his back on the civilized world and takes to the high seas alongside the pirate queen Bêlit, setting the stage for an epic of romance, terror, and swashbuckling. This is Conan as you've never seen him, with the combination of one of Robert E. Howard's greatest tales and the most dynamic creative team in comics! RSVP to the event on Midtown Comics' Facebook page - http://www.facebook.com/events/335546359794866/

All Ages Open Bounce - BounceU Farmingdale
February 08, 2012 - Farmingdale

BounceU is a Clean, Safe & Secure facility for you to bring the kids to Bounce and get some exercise. Whether you are looking to meetup with a friend, make new ones or just spend some time with mom or dad, BounceU is the place to be every Friday morning! Preschool Playdate includes bounce and snack for children 6 & under.

USA Network's Characters Unite Pop Up Experience - Union Square
Through February 09, 2012 - New York

As part of its Characters Unite Month to shine a special spotlight on the importance of combating hate and discrimination, USA Network is hosting an interactive pop-up experience providing New Yorkers and passersby the opportunity to spread the message that each of us, whoever we are, wherever we’re from can do something to fight intolerance. The activation will take place in a highly stylized heated pop-up structure in Union Square, in which people will be able to create their own custom “I Won’t Stand For…” t-shirts. Participants will be able to select a stamp representing an issue about which they are passionate -- choices include discrimination, prejudice, religious intolerance, racism, homophobia, ableism, among others. After creating their personalized t-shirts, using a special photo kiosk, participants can take a photo to immediately upload to their social media sites. White Collar's Tiffani Thiessen and Tim DeKay will be on-site on 2/8 @ 1pm.

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

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

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

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

The Metropolitan Opera and The Juilliard School present Gluck’s “Armide” - Peter Jay Sharp Theater
Through February 11, 2012 - New York

The Metropolitan Opera and The Juilliard School present a semi-staged concert performance of Christoph Willibald Gluck’s “Armide,” the second co-production between the two art institutions, on Wednesday, February 8 and Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 8 PM in Juilliard’s Peter Jay Sharp Theater. Tickets at $30 will be available beginning January 11, 2012 through the Kramer Box Office at Juilliard, through CenterCharge at (212) 721-6500, or online at www.juilliard.edu. For further information, call (212) 769-7406.

Dance Theatre of Harlem II - Joyce Theater
Through February 11, 2012 -

Dance Theatre of Harlem II is comprised of sixteen young dance artists trained in the DTH style and developed in the spirit that transformed perceptions about ballet. Carrying on the legacy begun by Arthur Mitchell and Karel Shook when they founded Dance Theatre of Harlem forty-two years ago, the company, now under the artistic direction of Virginia Johnson, presents an eclectic and vibrant mix of neoclassical and contemporary ballets. For the Joyce season, the program includes a stirring new ballet by acclaimed choreographer Donald Byrd and Glinka Pas de Trois, a rarely seen Balanchine work.

Ruben Studdard - Feinstein's at Loew's Regency
Through February 11, 2012 -

FEINSTEIN'S AT LOEWS REGENCY, the nightclub proclaimed "Best of New York" by New York Magazine and "an invaluable New York institution" by The New York Post will continue its Winter/Spring 2012 season with the New York nightclub debut of Grammy Award-nominated "American Idol" winner RUBEN STUDDARD from February 7 to February 11. In addition to jazz, pop and soul standards, he will perform his new single "June 28th (I'm Single)" from his upcoming CD "Letters From Birmingham," which will be released by Shanachie Entertainment on March 13. This concept album about the ups and downs of modern romance is setting the standard for modern day soul troubadours and boasts stunning performances that range from an angelic falsetto on love songs like "Today" to hard-hitting dance floor grooves like "Turn You Out" that show off a raw vocal edge. The show will run for four nights from February 7 to February 11 at the Loews Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue at 61st Street). RUBEN STUDDARD was crowned the winner of Fox Television's "American Idol" talent competition in 2003 after pulling over 24 million votes. Since then, the Velvet Teddy Bear (as Gladys Knight nicknamed him for his smoothly soothing vocal style) has produced a string of gold and platinum albums, received Grammy and American Music Award nominations, won the NAACP's Image Award for Best New Artist, was nominated as Best Gospel Artist at the BET Awards, toured as Fats Waller in a national stage tour of Ain't Misbehavin', appeared on various television shows, toured in the comedy drama "Heaven I Need A Hug" with Robin Givens and played a pastor in the Trace Adkins film, Lifted. His single "Flying Without Wings" debuted at No. 2 on the Hot 100 while his version of "Superstar" peaked at No. 2 on the R&B chart. In December 2003, his first album, Soulful, had advance orders of over a million copies, automatically qualifying for platinum certification. The record entered The Billboard 200 at No. 1. A follow-up single, "Sorry 2004," reached No. 9 on the Hot 100 and No. 2 on the R&B chart. Ruben's next album was "I Need An Angel," released in November 2004. The sophomore set topped Billboard's gospel chart and was the magazine's No. 1 gospel album of the year. Ruben's third album, "The Return," found him back in the Top 10, on the Billboard 200 and No. 2 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. The first single, "Change Me," spent an impressive eight weeks at No. 1 on the Adult R&B list. In 2004, he won the NAACP's Image Award for Best New Artist. That same year, he was nominated for Favorite Male Soul/R&B Artist at the American Music Awards, Best Male R&B Performance at the Grammys, Best New Soul/R&B or Rap Artist at the Soul Train Awards and Best New Artist and Best Male R&B Artist at the BET Awards. The following year Ruben was nominated as Best Gospel Artist at the BET Awards. FEINSTEIN'S AT LOEWS REGENCY will present RUBEN STUDDARD from Tuesday, February 7 through Saturday, February 11. Performances are Tuesday through Thursday at 8:30 PM and Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 PM and 10:30 PM. All performances have a $60.00 cover with $75.00 premium seats and $95.00 up-front seats available. In addition, there is a $40.00 food and beverage minimum. Jackets are suggested but not required. The club is located at 540 Park Avenue at 61st Street in New York City. For ticket reservations and club information, please call (212) 339-4095 or visit us online at Feinsteinsatloewsregency.com and TicketWeb.com.

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

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

Dance Theatre of Harlem II - The Joyce Theater
Through February 11, 2012 - New York

Dance Theatre of Harlem II is comprised of sixteen young dance artists trained in the DTH style and developed in the spirit that transformed perceptions about ballet. Carrying on the legacy begun by Arthur Mitchell and Karel Shook when they founded Dance Theatre of Harlem forty-two years ago, the company, now under the artistic direction of Virginia Johnson, presents an eclectic and vibrant mix of neoclassical and contemporary ballets. For the Joyce season, the program includes a stirring new ballet by acclaimed choreographer Donald Byrd and Glinka Pas de Trois, a rarely seen Balanchine work. Tue 7:30pm Thu 8pm Sat 2pm & 8pm Dance Chat: Thu, Feb 9 For tickets and information call JoyceCharge: 212-242-0800

The Seven Deadly Sins - New York City Ballet
Through February 12, 2012 -

Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht's ballet chant� (sung ballet) has a long association with George Balanchine and the New York City Ballet. Originally commissioned for Balanchine's experimental Les Ballets 1933, it starred Weill's wife, singer/actress Lotte Lenya and dancer Tilly Losch. In 1958, at the suggestion of Lincoln Kirstein, Balanchine revived the production for City Ballet, again starring Lotte Lenya and young dancer Allegra Kent, with a new English translation from the German by poets W. H. Auden and Chester Kallman. The Seven Deadly (or Cardinal) Sins?Sloth, Pride, Anger, Gluttony, Lust, Greed, and Envy?do not appear as such in the Bible. Since early Christian times theologians incorporated them into Church teachings as examples of sins that led to other sins. In the Weill-Brecht collaboration, these forbidden human frailties are explored in a cabaret-style melding of music, song, dance, and spectacle. A sometimes bittersweet, sometimes sardonic morality play set in an imagined America (neither composer or librettist had yet been to the United States), it tells the story of two Annas (perhaps sisters, perhaps alter-egos) as they travel to seven cities to earn enough money so their family can "build a little home down by the Mississippi in Louisiana," encountering in each city one of the title sins. The two Annas are very different: Anna 1 sings "[Anna 2's] the one with looks, I'm realistic/She's just a little mad, my head's on straight?" Weill's score combines popular music from the 1920s and 30s (foxtrots, waltzes), with a barbershop quartet, marches and hymns into a melodic symphonic whole filled with the driving rhythms and unusual orchestrations that are a hallmark of his work. Brecht's libretto has been open to various interpretations. At the 1933 premiere, audiences could see a reflection of a decadent Berlin, the rise of Hitler and the Nazis, and the turmoil caused by the Great Depression. Over the years, others have viewed it as Brecht's critique of capitalism. One reviewer called the current City Ballet production a depiction of a "not-so-mythical America, a world in which for the sake of money, moral values are turned sharply on their head." Choreographer Lynne Taylor-Corbett has commented that in light of the country's on-going political, social, and economic polarizations, the nearly 80-year-old work continues to speak to and resonate with today's audiences.

Vienna Waltzes - New York City Ballet
Through February 12, 2012 -

The waltz became popular in the late 1700's. It was banned at first by some authorities who thought it immoral for couples to dance so closely, but by the mid-1800's, it was accepted everywhere. The faster Viennese form, characterized by swift, gliding turns, expressed the vivacity and brilliance of the Hapsburg court. The waltz was a dance form Balanchine revisited and explored often over his career, but never on as grand a scale as the 1977 Vienna Waltzes. Vienna Waltzes — Balanchine's homage to the pleasures and delights of an age that epitomized imperial grandeur — transforms from sylvan forest glen to sassy dance hall to glittering society cafe to, at last, a majestic mirrored ballroom through Rouben Ter-Arutunian's evolving scenery. The music selected for each section of the ballet is associated with the transformation of the waltz across society and over the years. The many elaborate costumes designed by Karinska are the last she created for New York City Ballet. For most of this century, first in Paris, and after 1938, in New York, Karinska, who left Russia after the October Revolution, designed and created many legendary costumes for Broadway, ballet and opera. As one of Balanchine's long-time collaborators, she was for many years New York City Ballet's principal costume-maker.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cloud Gate 2 - Joyce Theater
Through February 12, 2012 -

Renowned choreographer Lin Hwai-min founded Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan in 1973, creating a new form of dance that fused Eastern and Western cultures. In 1999, he founded Cloud Gate 2, a company making its New York debut at The Joyce with the work of remarkable international choreographers Bulareyaung Pagarlava, commissioned by the Martha Graham Company; Huang Yi, one of Dance Magazine's "25 to Watch, 2011"; Wu Kuo-chu, former Artistic Director of Tanztheater at Staatstheater Kassel, Germany; and Cheng Tsung-lung, winner of the Roma Choreography Competition 2011.

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

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

Alba amicorum: Friendship Albums at the Morgan - Morgan Library & Museum
Through February 12, 2012 -

The Morgan invites you to explore personal journeys as seen through fourteen rarely-displayed alba amicorum, or Friendship Albums. From the late sixteenth century through the end of the nineteenth century, alba amicorum were a popular way for students, artists, scholars, and gentlemen, mostly from Germany and the Low Countries, to document and memorialize their travels, interests, and relationships. Similar to the autograph books we know today, these keepsake albums were commonly filled with handwritten mementos from friends�dedications, poems, quotes from ancient authors or Fathers of the Church -- and sprinkled with illustrations, sometimes created by the signatories themselves, and sometimes commissioned from professional artists. The selection on view includes fourteen albums from the Morgan's collection. These albums were produced all over Europe -- in Germany, the Low Countries, France, and Italy -- and span the sixteenth through the nineteenth centuries. Visitors will see the scope of mementos contained within these books, including inscriptions, watercolors, hand-colored engravings, miniatures, sketches, emblematic and floral motifs, and even a lock of hair.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Merrily We Roll Along - New York City Center
Through February 19, 2012 - New York

Tue 7pm, Wed 7:30pm, Thu-Fri 8pm, Sat 2 and 8pm, Sun 2 and 7pm (Exception: Wed 2/15 7pm) Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's legendary musical runs backwards in time from 1980 to 1955, examines the lives of three people whose friendship is tested by time, ambition and fate. It includes some of Sondheim's most brilliant and bruising songs, including "Not a Day Goes By," "Old Friends" and "Our Time." Frequent Sondheim collaborator James Lapine, who directed the show's 1985 run, returns to direct the Encores! production.

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

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

Rather Unique - Woodward Gallery
Through February 19, 2012 -

New for 2012, Woodward Gallery invites Harlem-based street Artist Royce Bannon as their first-ever guest curator for an exhibition with rather unique art. This exhibition will highlight a group of trendsetting artists who stand out in street and graffiti genres. The artists include: Cassius Fowler, Celso, Chris RWK, Cope2, Darkcloud, H.veng.Smith, Indie184, infinity, KA, Keely, Kenji Nakayama, Kosbe, Matt Siren, Moody, Nose Go, Royce B, Russell King, UR New York, Veng, and Wrona. While how they each create differs, they are commonly driven to share art with their peers without-constraints. This public focus has afforded the group to experiment and redefine their creativity with instant feedback and inspiration from colleagues. Bannon selected these few for their resolve and commitment. They have worked obsessively over the years to get their public art recognized. Each one of them has a rather unique style that I really can't compare to any one else's. If I mention a Darkcloud, a Matt Siren, or a Cope2 you know exactly what I'm talking about- even if you're not into the scene- you can see their (iconic) images in your head...Everyone does wheat paste, and stickers, or (tag) throw ups, but this group of artists...make what they do really pop. Woodward Gallery acknowledges these most contemporary of artists and their contribution to the new world of art.

Projects 96: Haris Epaminonda - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through February 20, 2012 - New York

Berlin-based artist Haris Epaminonda (b. 1980, Nicosia, Cyprus) is internationally known for her photographic assemblages constructed from books and magazines of the 1950s and 1960s, and for her video installations, in which film and television footage culled from Greek soap operas, are reshot or re-edited in new sequences with a single soundtrack that provides an acoustic link. This exhibition presents Epaminonda's three-channel video installation Tarahi IIII, V, VI (2007), part of an ongoing series that enlists the use of reverse shooting, montage, cuts, superimposition, and repetition of motifs to address the permeability of memory. Favoring a slowed-down, filmic flow and the lush colors one associates with the saturated hues of Douglas Sirk's melodramas, these enigmatic videos are presented in a new installation involving sculptural and architectural structures—columns, pedestals, drapery, and niches—specifically conceived for the space at MoMA. The exhibition marks the 40th anniversary of the Projects series, which has played a critical part in the Museum's contemporary art programs.

Victorian Watercolor Painting - Conklin Barn
Through February 20, 2012 - Huntington

Adults and children in 4th grade and older learn traditional English watercolor and ink drawing. After completing this class, attendees have the skills to transfer a drawing to paper, use a dip-type pen with bottle ink, and apply watercolors in layers with precision.

Jackson Heights 3am - Queens Theatre
Through February 25, 2012 - Corona

Curious about what kind of Jackson Heights comes out after dark? Gather the family to see a multicultural cast of 24 actors bring to life livery cab drivers, police officers, Bangladeshi insomniacs, expatriate ER doctors, Ecuadorian waitresses, Colombian drag queens, and other denizens of the neighborhood.

Bilingual Birdies: Spanish Program - Ottendorfer Public Library
Through February 25, 2012 - Manhattan

A Spanish language and live music program for children ages newborn to 5 years old with a parent/caregiver. The bilingual musicians teach through music, movement, puppetry, and games.

Spanish Speaking Parenting - Saltzman Community Center
Through February 25, 2012 - Hempstead

Enhance your parenting skills in this 6-week course. Topics covered include strengthening the parent-child relationship, effective discipline, raising healthy children, co-parenting together, time management and building a support system. This class meets Saturdays. Call to register.

Parenting Group - Saltzman Community Center
Through February 25, 2012 - Hempstead

Enhance your parenting skills in this 6-week course. Topics covered include strengthening the parent-child relationship, effective discipline, raising healthy children, co-parenting together, time management, and building a support system. This class meets on Saturdays. Please call to register.

'Resourced: The Influence of Photography in Contemporary Art' - Lyons Wier Gallery
Through February 25, 2012 - New York

Artists’ Reception: Thursday February 2nd (6-8pm) Nearest subway: C,E @ 23rd St & 8th Ave Lyons Wier Gallery is pleased to present Resourced, an exhibition of eight contemporary artists who use photography to create and sometimes inspire their art making. Each artist appropriates certain aspects and assets afforded by the camera, creating work that is referential but independent in spirit. The featured artists are: Ryan Bradley, Mary Henderson, David Lyle, Tim Okamura, Fahamu Pecou, James Rieck, Aristides Ruiz, and Cayce Zavaglia. Although the advent of the Daguerreotype utilized and revolutionized the principles of the camera obscura by capturing images in the early nineteenth century, the use of the camera obscura as a preparatory tool for artists dates as far back as the Renaissance when in 1490, Leonardo da Vinci wrote the first detailed description of the camera obscura in his “Atlantic Codex.” Resourced presents a contemporary look at the influences and inspiration borne from the platforms of photography, ranging from found vernacular photography to self-portraiture. Collectively, the exhibition reveals the inexhaustible possibilities of how an artist can appropriate and re-contextualize a photographic image into a distinct conceptual perspective through various other media. The artists’ methodology of capturing a moment or finding inspiration is as subjective as their aesthetic point of view. Some artists choose to take a traditional approach by staging studio shoots that generate self-produced photographs open for creative transformation. This can be seen in Ryan Bradley’s digitally manipulated shots of muse Adi Neumann that result in ornate hand drawn deconstructions of the female figure, Fahamu Pecou’s painted self-portrait that evolves into a parody of contemporary media, Cayce Zavaglia’s intimate and striking portrait of her daughter, Abbi, that becomes a painstaking hand stitched embroidery on canvas, and Tim Okamura’s expressive and provocative oil portrait of friends that he intuitively situates within urban environments of New York and its surrounding boroughs. Others artists seize captured moments from the past and present for re-contextualization, thereby transforming the original source material via personal and societal prisms into another place and time. David Lyle’s use of found vernacular prints and vintage photographs are cleverly reimaged and redefined within our contemporary zeitgeist, executed in his limited use of only black paint. Mary Henderson’s oil paintings source images from photo-sharing websites that she alters compositionally into an intentional public image executed in paramount technical detail. Aristides Ruiz’s hyperrealist ballpoint drawings metamorphose extracted shots of animated New York streets into baffling renderings of urban life. And finally, James Rieck’s appropriation of commercial advertising into deliberately cropped photo-realist paintings truncates contemporary culture to its essence. As Lyons Wier Gallery specializes in “conceptual realism”, the common ground shared in Resourced is the realist platform that photography allows and the conceptual leap the artist affords.

PARTNER YOGA - The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art
Through February 25, 2012 - Staten Island

“Join us for a winter yoga program at the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art on Saturday, February 4th, 11th and 25th from 2:30 - 3:30PM. Sean McCann and Lauren Tacconi will present this series of workshops. Connect deeper to your work out, your partner and to your sense of peace with partner yoga. Great for couples, friends and family; partner yoga encourages not only individual perseverance but also joint appreciation and improved communication. Create a sense of connection and community with your loved one as your participate in the practice of yoga together. This class is appropriate for students of all levels. Sean McCann is a graduate of National Personal Training Institute and has been working as a personal trainer on Staten Island for 7 years. He assists in teaching this series with Lauren Tacconi, graduate of The American Yoga Academy. Lauren has been teaching yoga for 3 years and has been teaching parent-child toga for over one year. Sean and Lauren have a holistic approach to teaching and training; always encouraging individuals to seek wellness in all areas of living. Refreshments will be served before and after class. To register, please call 718-987-3500. In case of inclement weather, please call the Museum. The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art is located at 338 Lighthouse Avenue, Staten Island, NY. Parking is available on the street in front of the Museum.”

Partner Yoga - Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art
Through February 25, 2012 - Staten Island

Join us for a winter yoga program at the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art on Saturday, February 4th, 11th and 25th from 2:30 - 3:30PM. Sean McCann and Lauren Tacconi will present this series of workshops. Connect deeper to your work out, your partner and to your sense of peace with partner yoga. Great for couples, friends and family; partner yoga encourages not only individual perseverance but also joint appreciation and improved communication. Create a sense of connection and community with your loved one as your participate in the practice of yoga together. This class is appropriate for students of all levels. Sean McCann is a graduate of National Personal Training Institute and has been working as a personal trainer on Staten Island for 7 years. He assists in teaching this series with Lauren Tacconi, graduate of The American Yoga Academy. Lauren has been teaching yoga for 3 years and has been teaching parent-child toga for over one year. Sean and Lauren have a holistic approach to teaching and training; always encouraging individuals to seek wellness in all areas of living. Refreshments will be served before and after class. To register, please call 718-987-3500. In case of inclement weather, please call the Museum. The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art is located at 338 Lighthouse Avenue, Staten Island, NY. Parking is available on the street in front of the Museum.

Greg Haberny: 'Prelude to Mommy's Little Monster' - Lyons Wier Gallery
Through February 25, 2012 - New York

GREG HABERNY SOLO INSTALLATION Prelude to Mommy’s Little Monster February 2 – 25, 2012 Opening Reception: Thursday February 2nd, 2012 6-8pm Lyons Wier Gallery 542 West 24th St., New York, NY 10011 Gallery Hours: Tues - Sat, 11-6pm Nearest subway: C,E @ 23rd St & 8th Ave. Lyons Wier Gallery is pleased to feature a special installation in the back gallery space by New York artist Greg Haberny entitled Mommy's Little Monster. The presentation is a prelude to his forthcoming solo exhibition at Lyons Wier Gallery this October. Mommy's Little Monster is a psychedelic glimpse into the wonderfully psychotic world of installation artist Greg Haberny. This particular installation draws direct inspiration from the artist's personal recollections of his childhood. The artist exhumes and examines his "'dysfunctional'" childhood, embracing the plethora of influences from his teen years growing up in suburbia during the 1970-80s. Haberny brutishly expresses his observations by constructing three dimensional metaphors dealing with his own personal issues, including but not limited to: chaos, disorder, anxiety, imperfection, awkwardness, madness, punk rock, guns, attending Catholic school, porn, drinking, drugs, excessive therapy, his cat that his brother shot, dyslexia, isolation, baseball, rabbits, hallucinations, abuse, sinner vs saint, Martin Scorsese, independent cult film, toys, AND girls, girls...GIRLS!

Nikon Small World - New York Hall of Science
Through February 26, 2012 - Flushing

View the winners of the 2011 Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition. The top five images this year are: 1. Dr. Igor Siwanowicz, Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology; Portrait of a Chrysopa sp. (green lacewing) larva 2. Dr. Donna Stolz, University of Pittsburgh; Blade of Grass 3. Frank Fox, Fachhochschule Trier; Melosira Moniliformis, living specimen 4. Dr. Robin Young, The University of British Columbia; Instrinsic flouresence in Lepidozia reptans (liverwort) 5. Alfred Pasieka, Hilden Germany; Microchip surface, 3D Construction

Ice Skating at Citi Pond at Bryant Park - Citi Pond at Bryant Park
Through February 26, 2012 - Manhattan

Skate away at NYC's first and only free-admission ice skating rink. The 17,000-square-foot rink offers 360 degree viewing access and can accommodate up to 500 people. There will be themed family-friendly and children's events throughout the season complete with giveaways and promotions.

The 36th Annual Miniature, Dollhouse and Art Exhibition - The Historical Society of Rockland County
Through February 26, 2012 - New City

The Historical Society of Rockland County presents their 36th Annual Miniature, Dollhouse & Art Exhibition. This popular fundraising event showcases the work of miniature artists, fine artists, quilters, and dollhouse creators. The exhibit runs through February 26, 2012.

Terrarium - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Through February 26, 2012 - Prospect Heights

Jae Hi Ahn's art manipulates, shapes, and ultimately reimagines nature by using man-made objects and places. She looks for a hidden life in synthetic materials, and creates new environments that are evocative of botanical forms and landscapes, tributes to the many wonders of the natural world. Terrarium showcases Ahn's imagination.

Student Art Festival Part I Grades K-8 - Guild Hall
Through February 26, 2012 - East Hampton

Part I of the Student Art Festival features work created by elementary and middle school students from Bridgehampton to Montauk. Throughout the exhibition, Guild Hall offers free do-it-yourself crafts on the weekends.

Galli's 'Aladdin' - National Comedy Theatre
Through February 26, 2012 - Manhattan

Street urchin Aladdin discovers a magic lamp and a genie who will do his bidding, but a wicked magician tries to trick him. Kids will be invited to help so that Aladdin and his princess can find happiness.

'The Bully' - Vital Theatre Company
Through February 26, 2012 - Upper West Side

A bus mix-up strands Lenny, the nerd, and Steve, the bully, at the wrong school where they both get picked on for being "the new kids." The boys have to work together to get back to their school and begin to learn that they might not be so different after all.

Leave The Balcony Open - 3LD Arts and Technology Center
Through February 26, 2012 - New York

New Feet Productions presents Leave the Balcony Open, a hopeful and humorous new play about learning how to live with loss written by Maya Macdonald. Jessica Bauman directs a cast of seven including Heidi Armbruster* (Broadway: Time Stands Still), Wrenn Schmidt* (Broadway: Come Back Little Sheba; Nat. Tour: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf), Jerzy Gwiazdowski* (Broadway: The Lieutenant of Inishmore), Betsy Hogg* (Broadway: Fiddler on the Roof; The Crucible), Julie Kline* (Moment of Zen/Women’s Project; Birthday/Rising Phoenix Rep.), Jared McGuire (Photograph 51/3LD), Mary Rasmussen* (Romeo & Juliet/The Public Theatre). Performances for Leave the Balcony Open will be held at 3LD Art & Technology Center, 80 Greenwich Street (between Rector and Edgar Streets) for sixteen performances beginning Sunday, February 5th through Sunday, February 26th, 2012. AEA Approved Showcase. *Member, Actors’ Equity Assoc. May is standing in the way of control. June is trying to hold out. Jon really wants a hug. Silent Gen is still looking up at that broken window, and everyone knows why, but never says anything. On a rural college campus where proximity to death defines your social status, four soon-to-be-graduates party, scream and learn how to move on. “Set between the lines of realism and preternatural world, Leave the Balcony Open is a wild theatrical ride through a landscape of loss and resilience,” states director Jessica Bauman. “By offering humor and poetry (and costume parties) in the darkest places, it allows both the characters and the audience to find hope in the face of seemingly insurmountable grief.” Leave the Balcony Open is produced by Lisa Dozier and New Feet Productions. Assistant Producer: Michael Holt; Director: Jessica Bauman; Scenic Designer: Gabe Evansohn; Projection Designer: Jesse Garrison; Costume Designer: Sydney Gallas; Lighting Designers: Laura Mroczkowski and Cat Tate Starmer; Sound Designer: Brandon Wolcott; Production Manager: Ken Larson; Production Stage Manager: Emily Page Ballou; Assistant Stage Manager: Donald Peter Butchko; Publicist: Paul Siebold/Off Off PR. Leave the Balcony Open plays for sixteen performances from Sunday, February 5 to Sunday, February 26, 2012, with preview performances February 5 at 5pm, February 6 and 8 at 7pm, and regular performances beginning February 9th and running Thursdays through Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 7pm. An addition performance will be held on Monday, February 20th at 7pm. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased online at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/899595 or by calling 212-352-3101. For more information, please visit http://leavethebalconyopen.com/. The runtime for Leave the Balcony Open is approximately 95 minutes with no intermission. Jessica Bauman (Director) recently directed Making Up the Truth by and with This American Life journalist Jack Hitt, which premiered at the International Festival of Arts and Ideas in New Haven in June. Making Up the Truth will be included in the 2012 Spoleto Festival. She has been working as a director in New York and regionally for almost 20 years. Her work has been seen at theatres such as New Georges, New York Theatre Workshop, Soho Rep, the Public, Juilliard (including the world premiere of Fuddy Meers by David Lindsay-Abaire), Rising Phoenix Rep and the 52nd Street Project. Regionally, she has worked at the Huntington Theater, Portland Stage Company, Shakespeare Theatre of NJ, Theatre Outlet (Allentown, PA), Vermont Stage Company and the O’Neill. She has collaborated with playwrights such as David Lindsay-Abaire, Kia Corthron, Tracey Scott Wilson, Emily DeVoti, Jenny Lyn Bader, Diana Son, Napoleon Ellsworth and Kirsten Greenidge. She is the founder and Artistic Director of New Feet Productions, for which she directed and produced Into the Hazard (Henry 5), her own six actor adaptation of Shakespeare’s Henry V, All Day Suckers by Susan Dworkin and Milk by Emily DeVoti (co-produced with New Georges). For the 24 Hour Plays on Broadway, she has directed the premieres of Terrence McNally’s Teachers Break with Cynthia Nixon and Maura Tierney, Harrison Rivers’ and it seems to me a very good sign… with Naomi Watts and John Krasinski, and David Lindsay-Abaire’s Dress the Orphans with Rachel Dratch and Rosie Perez. She has been an Artist-in- Residence at Tribeca Performing Arts Center, a Drama League Directors Project fellow, and is an alumna of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab, a NYTW Usual Suspect and New Georges Affiliated Artist. Jessica was a finalist for the 2007-2009 TCG/NEA Career Development program for Directors. She is a graduate of Yale College. Maya Macdonald (Playwright) is a playwright, actor and native of New York City. She is bad at sleeping, but rather skilled at dreaming. Her plays have been read, workshopped and produced with The Bushwick Starr, New Dramatists, Ensemble Studio Theatre, MCC Young Playwrights, The Be Company, Rising Phoenix Rep, 3LD and Astoria Performing Arts Center, among others. She was Finalist for the 2011 Princess Grace Playwriting Fellowship, a Semi-Finalist for both the 2009, and 2011 Page 73 Fellowship, a Finalist for the 2010 Mabou Mines Artist Residency, and a 2010 resident playwright at Tofte Lake Center’s Emerging Artists Residency, hosted by Liz Engelman. Her play the really important people will be produced by Rising Phoenix Rep this Spring. Maya is a graduate of Bennington College, a New Georges Affiliated Artist, and a member of the Dramatist’s Guild of America. Maya attempts optimism daily, and believes that hope is cutting edge. She seeks to represent this in the worlds she creates on stage and off. www.mayamacdonald.net New Feet Productions is dedicated to developing and producing new and classical work that ripples with theatrical language and invention. Jessica Bauman founded New Feet Productions in 2007 in order to develop Into the Hazard (Henry 5), her six actor adaptation of Shakespeare’s Henry V. New Feet sponsored two workshops of that project – one in spring ’07 at the Culture Project, and one in winter ’08 at the Tank. In May ’09, New Feet fully produced Into the Hazard (Henry 5) at Walkerspace with sets and lights designed by Tony-winning designer Christopher Akerlind. In 2010, New Feet co-produced Milk by Emily DeVoti with New Georges. New Feet’s production of All Day Suckers by Susan Dworkin was part of the New York International Fringe Festival in August 2010. Most recently, New Feet has co-produced journalist Jack Hitt’s solo performance Making Up the Truth, directed by Jessica Bauman, which premiered at the International Festival of Arts and Ideas in New Haven in 2011, and will be featured in the 2012 Spoleto Festival.

THE TALE OF THE FROG PRINCE - Vanderbilt Mansion Carriage House
Through February 26, 2012 - Centerport

Can a lonely Frog Prince who lives in a swamp find a beautiful princess to break the spell and turn him back into a real prince? In order to break the spell, the frog must be kissed by the princess, which is done with hilarious results. Reservations required. Show runs Saturdays and Sundays through February 26.

Caribbean Garden at The New York Botanical Garden - The New York Botanical Garden
Through February 26, 2012 - Bronx

Discover the Haupt Conservatory's permanent collection, including orange-yellow crotons, fuchsia bromeliads, and rosy-red hibiscus. Tour the many surprises in the Victorian-style glasshouse, where the harsh outdoor weather gives way to warm rain forest mists, soaring palm trees, and bright desert landscapes.

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!

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.

Drop-In Breastfeeding Support Group - 92nd Street Y
Through February 29, 2012 - Upper East Side

Meet with other moms, babies, and a lactation specialist to discuss topics such as the emotional ups and downs of breastfeeding, what happens when your milk supply is weak, how to juggle breastfeeding and work, and whether and how to supplement.

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.

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 - New York

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.

The Amazing Max and The Box of Interesting Things - Manhattan Movement & Arts Center
Through March 10, 2012 - Manhattan

Objects appear out of thin air, the laws of physics are defied, and miracles are performed inches from spectators' faces in this magic show where the props onstage seem intent on surprising even the magician himself. Be prepared for striking visual magic, comedy and juggling, and loads of audience participation. For more information on the show: www.theamazingmax.com.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sanja Ivekovic: Sweet Violence - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through March 26, 2012 - New York

The first museum exhibition in the United States of the work of Sanja Ivekovic (b. 1949, Zagreb) covers four decades of the artist's remarkable career. A feminist, activist, and video pioneer, Ivekovic came of age in the post-1968 period, when artists broke free from mainstream institutional settings, laying the ground for a form of praxis antipodal to official art. Part of the generation known as the Nova Umjetnicka Praksa (New Art Practice), Ivekovic produced works of cross-cultural resonance that range from conceptual photomontages to video and performance. This exhibition brings together a historic group of single-channel videos and media installations, including Sweet Violence (1974), Personal Cuts (1982), Practice Makes a Master (1982/2009), General Alert (Soap Opera) (1995), and Rohrbach Living Memorial (2005). Among the 100 photomontages featured in the exhibition is Ivekovic's celebrated series Double Life (1975-76), for which the artist juxtaposed pictures of herself culled from her private albums with commercial ads clipped from the pages of women's magazines. While in the 1970s Ivekovic probed the persuasive qualities of mass media and its identity-forging potential, after 1990--following the fall of the Berlin Wall, the disintegration of Yugoslavia, and the birth of a new nation--she focused on the transformation of reality from socialist to post-socialist political systems. Ivekovic offers a fascinating view into the official politics of power, gender roles, and the paradoxes inherent in society's collective memory. The exhibition will be accompanied by a major publication.

ADHD Parent Coaching Workshop Series - Hallowell Center
Through March 28, 2012 - Manhattan

Parenting kids with ADHD can be tough. ADHD experts have long recommended Parent Training as a crucial part of treatment for children with ADHD. Education combined with the support and guidance of a trained professional can make a huge difference in parenting confidence and effectiveness. During this seven-session workshop, you will develop the techniques necessary to help reduce the challenging behaviors, homework stress, and school struggles and bring back joy and connection with your child. To register, email denise@adhdnewyork.com.

Stone Cold Fox Presents Crisistown: A Choose Your Own Adventure Comedy - Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre
Through March 30, 2012 - New York

Stone Cold Fox invites you to Crisistown, a little town with a big crisis. “What sort of crisis?” you ask. “And just how big is it?” That’s the thing: YOU get to decide. Crisistown: A Choose Your Own Adventure Comedy is a scripted, interactive comedy show that puts you, the audience, in charge. YOU get to vote on what happens next. And YOU get to decide how it will end. All we know for certain is that there’s a crisis. And it’s pretty big.

Separation Anxiety: Exhibit, Free Reception and Art Workshop - Pelham Art Center
Through March 31, 2012 - Pelham

A multi-media exhibition examining the various facets of parenthood. Free opening reception and all-age art workshop: Friday, February 3, 6:30-8:00pm. Artists in the exhibition explore the often unacknowledged worry and unease that all parents, traditional or not, must navigate. Through these investigations, cultural anxieties and debates over the definition of family, parenthood and childhood are explored in surprising and interesting ways. This exhibition was previously featured at the Wignall Museum of Contamporary Art, Chaffey College, in Rancho Cucamona, CA. It is curated by Denise Johnson and Rebecca Trawick.

'Make Art (in) Public' - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through March 31, 2012 - SoHo

This exhibit includes works by artists such as Keith Haring, Swoon, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Remed, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Moondog, and Tranqui Yanqui. The exhibition explores the accessibility of the arts for the public; the ways in which public art is a product of and a contributor to the cultural fabric of communities big and small; as well as the positive impact of the arts on building and bettering society.

'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' - St. Luke's Theatre
Through March 31, 2012 - Manhattan

Off Broadway Family Theatre presents an adaptation of C.S. Lewis's beloved tale from the Chronicles of Narnia in which two actors play eight characters, both human and animal. Travel to Narnia through the old wardrobe with the four Pevensie children, and get swept into their journey to stand with the great lion Aslan against the evil White Witch.

Exhibit: Separation Anxiety - Pelham Art Center
Through March 31, 2012 - Pelham

A multi-media exhibition examining the various facets of parenthood. Artists explore the often unacknowledged worry and unease that all parents, traditional or not, must navigate. Through these investigations, cultural anxieties and debates over the definition of family, parenthood, and childhood are explored in surprising and interesting ways. Through March 31.

Family Yoga: 2.5 - 6 Year Olds - Bend and Bloom Yoga
Through March 31, 2012 - Park Slope

Bend and Bloom Yoga offers a variety of children's yoga classes at a variety of schedules. The family yoga sessions include a parent/caregiver.

MALCOLM MORLEY IN A NUTSHELL--THE FINE ART OF PAINTING 1954–2012 - Yale School of Art 32 Edgewood Avenue Gallery
Through March 31, 2012 - New Haven

The exhibit of this contemporary artist features automotive mayhem, beleaguered boats, and speeding, crashing aircraft. The oil paintings and works on paper reflect a theme of disaster and chaos while offering whimsical glimpses.

'Bravo! A Century of Theatre in Fairfield County' - Fairfield Museum and History Center
Through April 01, 2012 - Fairfield

Costumes, props, photographs and theatrical events introduce museum visitors to Fairfield County's theatrical history from the 19th century to the present.

'Remembering 9/11' Exhibit - New-York Historical Society
Through April 01, 2012 - Upper West Side

To commemorate the tenth anniversary of 9/11, the New-York Historical Society presents this special exhibition, which includes a selection of several hundred photographs taken by professional and amateur photographers in the immediate aftermath of the attack on the World Trade Center (originally collected in the independent exhibition "here is new york: a democracy of photographs"), as well as letters written to policemen and firemen; objects that were placed in makeshift shrines around New York; images and texts from The New York Times "Portraits of Grief" series; photographs of the Tribute in Light; and drawings of the National September 11 Memorial. When the renovated and transformed New-York Historical Society opens fully to the public on November 11, 2011, "Remembering 9/11" will be joined by a permanent installation of photographs from "here is new york" in the Robert H. and Clarice Smith New York Gallery of American History. Approximately 1,500 photographs by 790 contributors will be on display, along with a large fragment of a fire truck destroyed during the 9/11 attack.

19th-Century Modern - Brooklyn Museum
Through April 01, 2012 - Prospect Heights

Featuring more than forty items from the Brooklyn Museum's collection of American and European decorative arts, 19th-Century Modern will focus on the emergence of Modernism, a design aesthetic based in part on the machine as a source of artistic inspiration.

Remembering 9/11 - New-York Historical Society
Through April 01, 2012 - Upper West Side

To commemorate the tenth anniversary of September 11, the New-York Historical Society will present a special exhibition, Remembering 9/11, which will be free to the public. The exhibition opens on September 8, 2011 and will remain on view through April 1, 2012. The exhibition presents a selection of several hundred photographs taken by professional and amateur photographers in the immediate aftermath of the attack on the World Trade Center (originally collected in the independent exhibition "here is new york: a democracy of photographs"), as well as letters written to policemen and firemen; objects that were placed in makeshift shrines around New York; images and texts from the New York Times "Portraits of Grief" series; photographs of the Tribute in Light; and drawings of the National September 11 Memorial, designed by architect Michael Arad with the assistance of landscape architect Peter Walker.

Ice Skating in Rockefeller Center - Rockefeller Center
Through April 01, 2012 - Manhattan

Take a spin around this world-famous rink, below the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree and other festive decorations. Check the website for special events.

The Ronald S. Lauder Collection: Selections from the 3rd Century BC to the 20th Century/Germany, Austria, and France - Neue Galerie
Through April 02, 2012 - New York

Devoted to the extraordinary collection of Neue Galerie co-founder Ronald Lauder, the show will provide a rare glimpse into one of the finest private art collections in the world. The Ronald S. Lauder collection encompasses a broad range of masterworks. The exhibition will focus on six areas: medieval art, arms and armor, Old Master paintings, 19th- and 20th-century drawings, fine and decorative art of Vienna 1900, and modern and contemporary art. Among the artists represented are Joseph Beuys, Constantin Brancusi, Paul Cézanne, Vasily Kandinsky, Anselm Kiefer, Gustav Klimt, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, and Gerhard Richter.

Barbara Roux: Environments - Hofstra University Museum, Emily Lowe Gallery
Through April 05, 2012 - Hempstead

Barbara Roux's work focuses on the forest and cove where she lives on the north shore of Long Island. An artist and concervationist, she uses her daily interaction with natural habitats to inform her artistic work. This original exhibition includes drawings, photographs, poetry, and sculpture. The exhibit runs through April 5, 2012.

Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour - Nassau Coliseum
Through April 07, 2012 - Uniondale

Tickets are now available for Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour. Jackson fans can expect a riveting fusion of visuals, dance, music, and fantasy that immerses audiences in Michael's creative world and literally turns his signature moves upside down in this Cirque du Soleil production. Aimed at lifelong fans as well as newcomers, the show captures the essence, soul, and inspiration of the King of Pop, celebrating a legacy that continues to transcend generations. The show debuts April 7, 2012 at 8pm.

'Little Miss Muffet's Monster-Sitting Service' - Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre
Through April 08, 2012 - Manhattan

City Parks Foundation premieres a whimsical new theater piece for the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre based on the beloved nursery rhyme "Little Miss Muffet." "Little Miss Muffet's Monster-Sitting Service" tells the story of Molly Muffet (the great-great-great-great granddaughter of the original Little Miss Muffet) and what happens when she ends up home alone while her parents leave for a high school reunion. Molly's grandfather is called in to babysit but gets stranded by a snowstorm in Alaska. As a last resort, he calls in an old family friend, Aloisius Albrecht Alviss Spider (Al for short), the original spider from the famed nursery rhyme. Molly and Al quickly become friends and hatch a plan to start a baby-sitting service for baby monsters while her parents are away. As the night progresses and baby monsters get dropped off, Molly and Al receive news that the storm of the century is heading their way. Molly, Al, and the babies bunker down for what promises to be a long night filled with music, song, dance, and numerous surprises.

Audubon: National Treasures - The Five Watercolors for the Second Fascicle of 'The Birds of America' - New-York Historical Society
Through April 08, 2012 - New York

Looking at these five watercolors you are enjoying an experience similar to that of John James Audubon's (1785–1851) original subscribers to The Birds of America (1827-1838). In distributing its 435 plates, he followed a nineteenth-century practice of issuing them serially by subscription in 87 fascicles (groups) of five prints. In a brilliant marketing ploy, John James Audubon packaged each group of engravings to consist of three small, one medium, and one large, spectacular species. The latter fully exploited the double-elephant-size paper, the largest then available, used for the prints and the watercolors of the biggest birds. In the second grouping, the pièce de résistance was the Wild Turkey (hen and chicks). Two of the other four preparatory watercolors date from an intense early period of studying birds in the company of his best pupil from Cincinnati, Joseph Mason (1808–1842), who painted many of the botanical specimens during 1821-22. All five prints after these watercolor models were initially engraved by William Home Lizars (1788–1859) in Edinburgh and retouched later by Robert Havell Jr. (1793–1878) in London. The 435 hand-colored aquatints and etchings of The Birds of America contain at least 1,026 life-size birds representing around 500 species (a number that changes as DNA evidence alters modern taxonomy). This deluxe edition, considered the most spectacular color folio print series ever produced, remains one of the world's preeminent natural history documents.

Chiku Awali Fundraiser - Spring Valley Youth Bureau
Through April 09, 2012 - Spring Valley

Drop off your empty ink jet and laser cartridges, cell phone, and other unused or out-of-date small electronics for recycling. Funds from the collection will support Chiku Awali's Rites of Passage Program, which is designed to help adolescents make the transition from childhood to adulthood. Items can be dropped off on Monday evenings.

Chiku Awali Fundraiser - Spring Valley Youth Bureau
Through April 09, 2012 - Spring Valley

Drop off your empty ink jet and laser cartridges, cell phone, and other unused or out-of-date small electronics for recycling. Funds from the collection will support Chiku Awali's Rites of Passage Program, which is designed to help adolescents make the transition from childhood to adulthood. Items can be dropped off on Monday evenings.

Chiku Awali Fundraiser - Spring Valley Youth Bureau
Through April 09, 2012 - Spring Valley

Drop off your empty ink jet and laser cartridges, cell phone, and other unused or out-of-date small electronics for recycling. Funds from the collection will support Chiku Awali's Rites of Passage Program, which is designed to help adolescents make the transition from childhood to adulthood. Items can be dropped off on Monday evenings through April 9.

Eugene Atget: "Documents pour artistes" - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through April 09, 2012 - New York

This exhibition presents six fresh and highly focused cross sections through the career of master photographer Eugene Atget (French, 1857-1927), drawn exclusively from the Museum's unparalleled holdings of his work. The sign outside Atget's studio read, "Documents pour artistes," -- declaring his modest ambition to create images for other artists to use as source material. This humility belied the visual sophistication and distinctive vision that characterized much of Atget's own work. Whether exploring the urban texture of Paris' fifth arrondissement throughout the first quarter of the 20th century, or the abandoned grandeur of the parks at Sceaux during a remarkable creative outburst in the spring of 1925, Atget captured the essence of his chosen subject through the camera's lens with increasing sensitivity throughout his career. Also featured are his photographs made in the Luxembourg gardens, as well as a concise selection from Atget's sustained investigation of Parisian and rural courtyards. Two final sections of the exhibition highlight Atget's attention to the human figure, a rare but significant aspect of his work, as well as his "Surrealist" photographs of mannequins, store windows, and street fairs that so intrigued the Parisian avant-garde in the 1920s.
 Atget began making photographs in the late 1890s, and the photographs featured in this exhibition span the breadth of his career. However, more than two-thirds of the over 100 works on view were made after World War I when Atget's photographic vision had fully matured, and these remain taut, essential, and surprising pictures to this day.

Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Biblical Times - Discovery Times Square
Through April 15, 2012 - New York

Take a fascinating archaeological journey through the Holy Land. This rare exhibit features the famed Dead Sea Scrolls, a stone from the Western Wall from the Second Temple in Jerusalem and more than 500 never-before-seen artifacts from biblical times. Experience firsthand the traditions, beliefs and iconic objects of ancient Israel that impact world religions today.

Who Loves You, Baby? - SoHo Playhouse
Through April 15, 2012 - New York

Who Loves You, Baby?, written by New York’s own Hunter Nelson, has had everyone from hipsters to hip-replacements rolling in the aisles. Under the direction of Taylor Negron, Tom DiMenna expertly channels the unmistakable chutzpah of long-dead 70’s Hollywood tough guy Telly Savalas. That’s right: The no-nonsense Greek-American actor best known as TV’s Lt. Theo Kojak has taken flesh once again -- and he sings, too! Accompanied by virtuosic pianist Alex Leonard, and joined by Henry Kaiser as Telly’s second-banana brother George (part of a “package deal” resurrection), DiMenna creates a unique and surreal atmosphere of nightclub comedy and supernatural stagecraft, all couched in the uncontestable class and cool of a sexier (and somewhat sweatier) time gone by. Featured in the Wall Street Journal, Who Loves You, Baby? has received cheers from all over: “You will not see a funnier play than Who Loves You, Baby?! As Savalas, Tom DiMenna is hilarious and cool like Telly.” -- Nytheater.com; “Who Loves You, Baby? is hilarious. Tom DiMenna is front and center as a dead ringer for the now-dead Savalas. It’s a brilliantly breezily bombastic performance that induces giggles galore for its gumption and straight-faced pontification.” -- Nitelife Exchange; “I laughed my way from the beginning right through the end.” -- LA Fringe Review; “Tom DiMenna plays the hairless icon with comedic grace… [the show is] simultaneously ridiculous and refreshing.” -- LA Theatre Review Come witness this uproarious and fundamentally indescribable lounge act from the world beyond, and see for yourself why the world needs Telly now more than ever! Who Loves You, Baby? will run from January 18 to April 15, 2012 at The Huron Club at The SoHo Playhouse (15 Vandam Street). New Performance Schedule: Wednesday – Friday at 7:30PM. Tickets are $25. For tickets and information please visit www.sohoplayhouse.com. For information about Who Loves You, Baby?, please visit: www.tellysavalaslive.com.

Stroller Strides - Michael Tully Park
Through April 15, 2012 - New Hyde Park

Get fit, make friends. Fitness for moms, fun for baby. Enjoy two classes a week for 10 weeks and get FREE swim in a heated indoor pool after each class. Sign up a friend and get a FREE class. Classes run through April 15, 2012.

A Way with Words: Text in Art Exhibition - The Heckscher Museum of Art
Through April 15, 2012 - Huntington

This exhibition of works from the Permanent Collection presents art that includes words, lettering, numbers, or symbols as subject, design element, or annotation. In using text as a visual element, these works remove the written word from its expected context, encouraging us to perceive it as image and giving new meaning to the cliché “a picture is worth a thousand words.”

Chinese Art in an Age of Revolution: Fu Baoshi (1904-1965) - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through April 15, 2012 -

Perhaps the greatest figure painter and landscapist of China's modern period, Fu Baoshi successfully integrated Western and traditional artistic influences to create haunting images that evoke a mood as much as a place or person. This exhibition will treat Fu's forty-year career with some seventy paintings, including many of the artist's recognized masterpieces, drawn from the preeminent holdings of China's Nanjing Museum. The exhibition, augmented by superb works from a New York private collection, will be the most comprehensive treatment of the artist's oeuvre ever presented outside of Asia. Co-organized with the Cleveland Museum of Art, the exhibition will feature a richly illustrated catalogue.

Sea Rex: Journey to a Prehistoric World - IMAX Theater, Maritime Aquarium
Through April 19, 2012 - Norwalk

Explore an underwater universe inhabited by such creatures as Liopleurodon and long-necked Elasmosaurus ? enormous animals that were ruling the seas before dinosaurs conquered the earth. Encounter the gigantic Shonisaurus, the T-Rex of the sea.

Search for the Great Sharks - IMAX Theater, Maritime Aquarium
Through April 19, 2012 - Norwalk

Join shark experts Dr. Eugenie Clark and Rodney Fox on a round-the-globe expedition for close encounters with some of the world's largest sharks, including whale sharks and great whites.

'The Game of Kings: Medieval Ivory Chessmen from the Isle of Lewis' - The Cloisters Museum and Gardens
Through April 22, 2012 - Washington Heights

In 1831, a hoard of luxury goods - including more than 70 chess pieces and several other objects, all made of carved walrus ivory and dating from the 12th century - was unearthed on the Isle of Lewis off the west coast of Scotland. More than 30 of the life-sized chess pieces (thereafter known as the Lewis Chessmen), today arguably the most famous chess pieces in the world, will be on display in this exhibit, which takes the form of the endgame of a famous chess match. The fallen pieces, organized by type, are displayed in auxiliary cases along the edges of the room. The Lewis Chessmen are known in popular culture from their appearance in the film "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone."

Walter Wick: Games, Gizmos and Toys in the Attic - Bruce Museum
Through April 22, 2012 - Greenwich

Wick is the creator of the Can You See What I See? books and co-creator of the I Spy series for children. His photos are on display through April 22, 2012.

Vital Theatre Company Presents "Angelina Ballerina The Musical" - McGinn/Cazale Theatre
Through April 22, 2012 - Upper West Side

Angelina and her friends are all aflutter because a special guest is coming to visit Camembert Academy. They will perform all types of dance, including hip-hop, modern dance, the Irish jig, and of course, ballet, for their famous visitor. Angelina is the most excited of all, but will she get the starring moment she hopes for? Based on the CG-animated series, Angelina Ballerina The Next Steps on PBS KIDS®.

Enrico David: Head Gas - New Museum of Contemporary Art
Through April 22, 2012 - New York

"Head Gas" is the first New York exhibition by Italian-born, Berlin-based artist Enrico David. Over the past twenty years, David has produced a body of work encompassing painting, drawing, sculpture, and collage that draws upon a rich variety of sources and expresses a range of complex emotional states. Although his work is highly celebrated throughout Europe--the artist was among the nominees for the 2009 Turner Prize, for example--David's work has rarely been exhibited in the United States. The figures populating David's work convey the struggle of adaptation, both physical and psychological, of the self and of the image. In his art, we see haunting, incomplete, and sometimes grotesque characters fighting against and merging into backgrounds comprising a personal lexicon of forms. These patterns are derived from craft, folk art, and twentieth-century design, as well as advertising, techniques of display, fashion, and art historical moments. Previously, David choreographed his figurative works to imply dramatic narratives, at times using the exhibition space as a stage. His exhibitions function as performances of self-analysis constructed and theatricalized specifically for public display. Through David's highly personalized iconography, the works act as mirrors, reflecting viewers' desires, fears, and vulnerabilities. In David's more recent work, the implications and strands of psychological tension are enacted within a more formalized, image-based corporeality. For his 'Studio 231' exhibition, David has created an entirely new body of work. The paintings and works on paper are part of a series of portraits rendered delicately in pencil and luminescent fields of acrylic paint applied with a sponge or caressing brush. David's imagery suggests bodies at the point of apparition or dissolution-beings that cannot be contained or consumed, perhaps only passed through, and reluctantly present. 'I imagine these images as the product of a conscious, physiological act of will. To exist despite the alienating and antagonizing nature of their surrounding environment-as if a precarious and utterly temporary agreement was struck between them and the molecular components of paint and canvas, lines and colors, even the space itself, threaten to engulf them,' says David. 'These conditions, as ridiculous and unlikely as they may sound, represent for me an experience that feels real, necessary to embrace, even optimistic.' 'Head Gas' also features a new series of hand-painted paravents. These folding screens, originally conceived by the artist for his own apartment, create an architectural intervention within the exhibition space, simultaneously connecting to the images occupying the gallery. Enrico David is the second artist featured in the New Museum's new 'Studio 231' series. The Museum inaugurated the series in October 2011, with a new installation and performances by London-based artist Spartacus Chetwynd. 'Studio 231' is a series of commissioned projects in the museum's adjacent, ground-floor space at 231 Bowery. This new initiative will give international, emerging artists the opportunity to realize ambitious new works conceived especially for the space. These projects at 231 Bowery also seek to foster a new relationship between the artists and the public by allowing artists to create work outside the confines of the main museum building and in closer proximity to the energy of the street and to the creative space of the artist's studio.

Our Nation's Generations 2012: Sustainable Cities - Fairfield Museum and History Center
Through April 22, 2012 - Fairfield

Eighth grade students from The Unquowa School in Fairfield and 5th grade students from New Beginnings Family Academy in Bridgeport were challenged to design and create proposals for the city of Bridgeport's urban planning initiatives. The result is an exhibit of students' proposals for development of Bridgeport's empty lots and abandoned buildings on upper Main Street using innovative computer models, writing, poetry and photography.

Hip N Hop Babies - Next Evolution
Through April 24, 2012 - Upper East Side

This one-of-a-kind 45-minute class brings music to life for babies and toddlers.

Rembrandt's World: Dutch Drawings from the Clement C. Moore Collection - Morgan Library & Museum
Through April 29, 2012 -

This exhibition focuses on artists who worked in their native Holland during the fertile period of the seventeenth century known as the Dutch Golden Age.

Run! Jump! Fly! Adventures in Action - Stepping Stones Museum
Through April 29, 2012 - Norwalk

This temporary exhibit is designed to get kids moving by introducing them to non-competitive activities such as kung fu, surfing, snowboarding, yoga and horizontal climbing. Developers worked to make the exhibit activities accessible to visitors with varying physical abilities and developmental needs.

White Gold: Highlights from the Arnhold Collection of Meissen Porcelain - Frick Collection
Through April 29, 2012 - New York

The Portico Gallery for Decorative Arts and Sculpture opens in late December with an inaugural exhibition of works drawn from Henry Arnhold's promised gift of 131 examples of Meissen porcelain from the early years of this Royal Manufactory's production. On view through April 29, 2012, White Gold: Highlights from the Arnhold Collection of Meissen Porcelain will feature approximately seventy of these objects, presented along with a group of eighteenth-century sculptures by Jean-Antoine Houdon (1740–1828). Among the latter works is the full-length terracotta Diana the Huntress, a signature work at the Frick that returns to view having been recently cleaned and treated. It finds a permanent home in the new portico gallery, while the ongoing display of other sculptures and ceramics will rotate periodically.

The Mystery of the Mayan Medallion - Long Island Children's Museum
Through April 29, 2012 - Garden City

Get a taste of what it's like to be an archaeologist as you join in the treasure quest and immerse yourself in the intrigue of Maya culture. Watch the video left behind by the missing archaeological team, then piece together their clues to find the jade medallion. The exhibits runs through April 29, 2012.

AMERICAN VANGUARDS: GRAHAM, DAVIS, GORKY, DE KOONING, AND THEIR CIRCLE, 1927-1942 - Neuberger Museum of Art
Through April 29, 2012 - Purchase

From the late 1920s to the early 1940s, many of America's most inventive and important artists, including Stuart Davis, Arshile Gorky, Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, and Adolph Gottlieb, forged their identities, dramatically transforming conceptions of what a painting or sculpture could be. A group linked by friendship and common aspirations, many had shared experiences in the classes of influential Czech Cubist Jan Matulka at the Art Students League and in the Federal Art Project during the Great Depression. Most significantly, they were all closely associated with John Graham (1887-1961), the enigmatic Russian-born artist, connoisseur, and theorist. They, along with others such as Jackson Pollock and David Smith, all drawn together by their common commitment to modernism and their eagerness to exchange ideas, played a critical role in developing and defining American modernism. This exhibition showcases more than sixty works of art from these vital years by Graham and the members of his circle, providing compelling testimony to the dialogue and cross-fertilization that existed during this period in the history of American art. The high level of the work these artists made not only points ahead to their future accomplishments, but also demonstrates that the decade of the thirties, far from being solely a period of depression and retrenchment, was a time of exciting and important innovation. The exhibition sheds new light on the New York School, abstract Expressionism and the vitality of American modernism between the two world wars, providing a long overdue examination of an important and little-studied period in American art. Through April 29.

Puss in Boots - Puppetworks
Through April 30, 2012 - Park Slope

Puppetworks presents Perrault's 1697 French fantasy Puss in Boots with an original score and a live ogre.

'Walkin' After Midnight' -Kaleidozone - Long Island Children's Museum
Through April 30, 2012 - Garden City

Using her childhood as inspiration, artist Danielle O'Malley has created an interactive exhibit where visitors can move through a miniature neighborhood with the help of small dolls and folk stories. The exhibit runs through April 30, 2012.

Black History Month Exhibit - Madame Tussauds New York
Through April 30, 2012 - Manhattan

This special interactive exhibit in celebration of Black History Month will feature a new wax likeness of Aretha Franklin (unveiling on February 2 at 10am). The exhibit will also feature some of history's most influential African-American musicians and performers in a special setting, inviting guests to interact with and pose for photos with Billie Holiday; play the harmonica alongside a young Stevie Wonder; stand at the microphone with the "Godfather of Soul," James Brown, as be belts out a tune; and join "The First Lady of Song," Ella Fitzgerald, in a duet. Visitors can also browse biographical information and historical facts on each performer.

Winfred Rembert: Amazing Grace - Hudson River Museum
Through May 05, 2012 - Yonkers

Winfred Rembert: Amazing Grace is the first major museum exhibition dedicated to this mid-career, self-taught artist. The exhibit shows the dramatic, biographical nature of Rembert's art as it documents the tumultuous moments of civil rights history. More than 50 original works that Rembert created from stretched, stained, and etched leather, historical photographs of his life, and a new documentary of his work, created by noted filmmaker Vivian Ducat, will be on view. In the galleries, traditional gospel music, pivotal for Rembert, will be heard in recordings, and Rembert will both sing gospel songs and discuss his experiences in the galleries on several dates. Rembert, a boy growing up in 1950s rural Georgia, did backbreaking labor in the cotton fields. As a young man, he barely escaped arrest during a 1960's civil rights march, and survived a near lynching. A prisoner serving an unjust seven-year sentence, he learned to make pattern and design on hand tooled leather by watching a fellow inmate create tooled leather wallets. Years later in colorful tableaux on tanned leather, Rembert conjured a world of incredible brutality and close personal ties existing in discomforting proximity. Amazing Grace's riveting themes include the Cotton Field series, where cotton balls snake relentlessly through rows where field hands toiled. Another theme explores the lighter side of Rembert's memories of small town Cuthbert, Georgia. He populates his canvases with the town's characters and scenes of a pool hall, jazz club, cafe, and church meetings. The exhibition is organized by the Hudson River Museum and curated by Bartholomew F. Bland. Through May 5.

Storytelling in Japanese Art - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through May 06, 2012 -

Japan has enjoyed a long tradition of narrative painting, one that continues even today with the popular contemporary Japanese cartoon (manga) and animation. This exhibition will offer particularly stellar examples of illustrated Japanese narrative works from the thirteenth to the nineteenth century. Drawn from some of the foremost American collections as well as the Museum's own holdings, it will be the first exhibition devoted to this subject in the United States in more than twenty-five years. It will feature more than sixty-five exquisitely executed paintings in various formats: handscroll (emaki), album, book, hanging scroll, screen, and playing cards.

Duncan Phyfe - Master Cabinetmaker in New York - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through May 06, 2012 -

n the early 1800s, furniture from the workshop of New York City cabinetmaker Duncan Phyfe (1770–1854) was in such demand that he was referred to as the "United States Rage." This exhibition—the first retrospective on Phyfe in ninety years—will serve to re-introduce this artistic and influential master cabinetmaker to a contemporary audience. The full chronological sweep of Phyfe's distinguished career will be featured, including examples of his best-known furniture based on the English Regency designs of Thomas Sheraton, work from the middle and later stages of his career when he adopted the richer "archaeological" antique style of the 1820s, and a highly refined, plain Grecian style based on French Restauration prototypes. The exhibition brings together nearly one hundred works from private and public collections throughout the United States. Highlights of the exhibition include some never-before-seen documented masterpieces and furniture descended directly in the Phyfe family, as well as the cabinetmaker's own tool chest. Organized chronologically, the exhibition will present the cabinetmaker's life and work through drawings, documents, personal possession, and furniture. Portraits of his clients and contemporary depictions of New York City street scenes and domestic interiors will provide a glimpse into Phyfe's milieu.

'Storytelling in Japanese Art' - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through May 06, 2012 - Manhattan

Japan has enjoyed a long tradition of storytelling through paintings and illustrated books, which continues today in the popular art of manga (comic books for children and adults). Showcasing more than 90 vibrant works drawn from the New York Public Library and other local collections, as well as works from the Metropolitan's own holdings, this exhibit traces the rich history of illustrated narratives that thrived in the medieval and early modern periods of Japan. The focus of the exhibition is some 20 rare, illustrated handscrolls called emaki.

The Loving Story: Photographs by Grey Villet - International Center of Photography
Through May 06, 2012 - New York

Forty-five years ago, sixteen states still prohibited interracial marriage. Then, in 1967, the U.S. Supreme Court considered the case of Richard Perry Loving, a white man, and his wife, Mildred Loving, a woman of African American and Native American descent, who had been arrested for miscegenation nine years earlier in Virginia. The Lovings were not active in the Civil Rights movement but their tenacious legal battle to justify their marriage changed history when the Supreme Court unanimously declared Virginia's anti-miscegenation law -- and all race-based marriage bans -- unconstitutional. LIFE magazine photographer Grey Villet's intimate images were uncovered by director Nancy Buirski during the making of The Loving Story, a documentary debuting on February 14, 2012 on HBO. The exhibition, organized by Assistant Curator of Collections Erin Barnett, includes some 20 vintage prints loaned by the estate of Grey Villet and by the Loving family.

Perspectives 2012 - International Center of Photography
Through May 06, 2012 - New York

Perspectives is an exhibition series that focuses on emerging young artists working in photography and video. The small group exhibitions in the series are nonthematic, highlighting the individual ideas and achievements of an engaging and eclectic group of new faces. Those presented within Perspectives have not been widely exhibited, inspiring conversations on contemporary art, broadening ICP's audience, and revealing work that may otherwise not be seen outside of a small gallery setting. Above all, Perspectives will highlight global contemporary artists who have not yet been shown in New York, and who may not conventionally be considered photographers. ICP Curator Christopher Phillips organized this second exhibition in the series, which includes work by Chien-Chi Chang, Greg Girard, and Anna Shteynshleyger.

Magnum Contact Sheets - International Center of Photography
Through May 06, 2012 - New York

Magnum Contact Sheets reveals how Magnum photographers have captured and edited their best shots from the 1930s to the present. The contact sheet, a direct print of a roll or sequence of negatives, is the photographer's first look at what he or she has captured on film, and provides a uniquely intimate glimpse into their working process. It records each step on the route to arriving at an image -- providing a rare behind-the-scenes sense of walking alongside the photographer and seeing through their eyes. Including both celebrated icons of photography and lesser-known surprises, the exhibition functions as an "epitaph" to the contact sheet, now rendered obsolete by digital photography. Through these fascinating and usually private images, the exhibition celebrates what and how photographers saw for nearly a century. Coinciding with the publication of Magnum Contact Sheets (Thames & Hudson), edited by ICP Curator Kristen Lubben, the exhibition includes a selection of some of the 139 contact sheets in the book.

Princes and Painters in Mughal Delhi, 1707-1857 - Japan Society
Through May 06, 2012 -

Delhi has served as a cultural center of North India for more than a millennium in different incarnations. This exhibition focuses on the 18th century to the mid-19th century, the crucial period when Delhi moved from being the heart of the late Mughal Empire to becoming the jewel in the crown of the British Raj. The exhibition examines Mughal artistic culture in the 18th and 19th centuries to highlight the interwoven nature of Mughal, European and regional patronage networks within which Delhi artists operated. Approximately 100 objects include works by Delhi-based court artists Nidha Mal and Chitarman, and less familiar works by artists such as Ghulam Murtaza Khan, Ghulam Ali Khan and Mazhar Ali Khan. In addition to Mughal miniatures produced under later emperors -- Muhammad Shah (reigned 1719-1748) up to Bahadur Shah "Zafar" (reigned 1837-1858) -- this exhibition highlights a selection of Company School paintings produced for Delhi-based personalities such as William Fraser, James Skinner and Thomas Metcalfe. Select photography, drawings and decorative arts are also included. William Dalrymple and Yuthika Sharma are guest curators of the exhibition.

Renoir, Impressionism, and Full-Length Painting - Frick Collection
Through May 13, 2012 - New York

An exhibition of nine iconic Impressionist paintings by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, offering the first comprehensive study of the artist's engagement with the full-length format, which was associated with the official Paris Salon in the decade that saw the emergence of a fully fledged Impressionist aesthetic. The project was inspired by La Promenade of 1875-76, the most significant Impressionist work in the Frick's permanent collection. It explores Renoir's portraits and subject pictures of this type from the mid-1870s to mid-1880s. Intended for public display, these vertical grand-scale canvases are among the artist's most daring and ambitious presentations of contemporary subjects and are today considered masterpieces of Impressionism. On view only at the Frick, Renoir, Impressionism, and the Full-Length Format is a landmark exhibition, bringing together, with the Frick painting, several beloved masterpieces from around the world. Works on loan from international institutions are La Parisienne (1874) from the National Museum of Art, Cardiff; The Umbrellas (c. 1881 and 1885) from The National Gallery, London (first time since 1886 on view in the United States); and Dance in the City and Dance in the Country (1882-83) from the Musee d'Orsay, Paris. Works on loan from American institutions are The Dancer (1874) from the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Madame Henriot "en travesti" (1875-76) from the Columbus Museum of Art; Acrobats at the Cirque Fernando (1879) from the Art Institute of Chicago; and Dance at Bougival (1882-83) from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The exhibition will be shown in the Frick's East Gallery. Renoir, Impressionism, and the Full-Length Painting is being organized by Colin B. Bailey, the Frick's Associate Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator.

Diego Rivera: Murals for The Museum of Modern Art - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through May 14, 2012 - New York

Diego Rivera was the subject of MoMA's second monographic exhibition (the first was Henri Matisse), which set new attendance records in its five-week run from December 22, 1931, to January 27, 1932. MoMA brought Rivera to New York six weeks before the exhibition's opening and gave him studio space within the Museum, a strategy intended to solve the problem of how to present the work of this famous muralist when murals were by definition made and fixed on site. Working around the clock with two assistants, Rivera produced five "portable murals"—large blocks of frescoed plaster, slaked lime, and wood that feature bold images drawn from Mexican subject matter and address themes of revolution and class inequity. After the opening, to great publicity, Rivera added three more murals, now taking on New York subjects through monumental images of the urban working class and the social stratification of the city during the Great Depression. All eight were on display for the rest of the show's run. The first of these panels, Agrarian Leader Zapata, is an icon in the Museum's collection. This exhibition will bring together key works made for Rivera's 1931 exhibition, presenting them at MoMA for the first time in nearly 80 years. Along with mural panels, the show will include full-scale drawings, smaller working drawings, archival materials related to the commission and production of these works, and designs for Rivera's famous Rockefeller Center mural, which he also produced while he was working at the Museum. Focused specifically on works created during the artist's stay in New York, this exhibition will draw a succinct portrait of Rivera as a highly cosmopolitan figure who moved between Russia, Mexico, and the United States, and will offer a fresh look at the intersection of art making and radical politics in the 1930s. MoMA will be the exhibition's sole venue.

Palisades Indoor Farmers Market - Paliades Community Center
Through May 19, 2012 - Palisades

This seasonal farm market returns. Shop for fresh produce and baked goods in the cozy confines of an 1870 schoolhouse.

Hanging Around: Necklaces from MAD's Collection - Museum of Arts & Design
Through May 21, 2012 -

For at least forty thousand years, in virtually all cultures, humans have worn objects of symbolic, decorative, and amuletic value around their necks. Ranging in length from chokers to rope necklaces that hang below the waist, and in form from simple pendants to elaborate sculptural collars and breastplates, necklaces are strategically positioned beneath the face to draw attention to themselves, enhancing the wearer's allure, power, or status and showcasing the maker's artistic skills. The unique works on display in Hanging Around are from the Museum of Arts and Design's jewelry collection. Dating from the 1960s to the present, these artistic creations encompass conceptual approaches ranging from the decorative to the provocatively political. Some of the necklaces on view feature precious metals and rare gemstones, but others derive their impact from materials as unconventional as pig intestines, gun triggers, mustard seeds, LED lighting, black coral, butterfly wings, phone directories, mirrors and lenses. The fabrication techniques employed by the artists are as different as traditional goldsmithing and cutting-edge digital prototyping.

The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter! - American Museum of Natural History
Through May 28, 2012 - Upper West Side

The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter!, a perennial favorite visited by millions of children and adults, returns to the American Museum of Natural History. This popular winter attraction invites visitors to mingle with up to 500 iridescent butterflies fluttering among blooming tropical flowers and lush green vegetation inside a free-standing, balmy, 1,200-square-foot enclosure.

'The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter' - American Museum of Natural History
Through May 28, 2012 - Upper West Side

This annual exhibit invites visitors to mingle with up to 500 iridescent butterflies among blooming tropical flowers and lush green vegetation inside a free-standing, balmy, 1,200-square-foot enclosure.

The Coe Collection of American Indian Art - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through May 28, 2012 -

Drawn from works given and bequeathed to the Metropolitan during the past decade by Ralph T. Coe of Santa Fe, New Mexico, the exhibition will be comprised of some thirty objects made in natural materials from stone to animal hide. It will feature a wide range of Native American works that come from different times, different places, and numerous distinct peoples. The oldest pieces in the Coe Collection date to some thousands of years B.C.E. The major part of the collection dates from the nineteenth to early twentieth century, a period of great contact between Native Americans and outsiders of all sorts, from traders to missionaries to the U.S. army. The peoples of the Great Plains are prominent during this time, and objects such as the impressive, personalized hide shirts of important Indian men have come to identify American Indians in the public mind. Representing contemporary work, an imposing sculpture of a Noble Woman by the Northwest Coast Haida artist Robert Davidson, dated to 2001, will be on view—the product of a long, deeply felt tradition for the carving of wood.

Bowling Leagues Signup - New City Bowl
Through May 30, 2012 - New City

New City Bowl hosts junior bowling leagues. Fridays at 3:45pm, the center hosts bumper and regular bowling; two games and shoes for $12. Fridays at 5:15pm and Saturdays at noon, kids can get three games and shoes for $14. Instruction is included. Through May 30, 2012.

Saturday Funday - Kings Bay Y at Windsor Terrace
Through May 31, 2012 - Windsor Terrace

A well-designed program for children with significant learning disabilities such as ADHD and autistic spectrum disorders. Parents and guardians must meet with staff individually prior to start of program.

Joseph Wheelwright: Tree Figures - Katonah Museum of Art
Through May 31, 2012 - Katonah

New England artist Joseph Wheelwright's haunting tree figures invite a dialogue between the natural and the manmade. Ranging up to 27 feet tall, these fantastic, anthropomorphic sculptures were created from trees on Wheelwright's land in Vermont. Turned upside down, bifurcated trunks become legs, and roots are transformed into heads and arms. The exhibition will be on view through May, 2012.

Mommy and Me Yoga Classes - Namaste Yoga of Kensington
Through June 01, 2012 - Brooklyn

Fight the winter blues with mommy and me yoga. Children of all ages welcome.

Jazz for Kids - Jazz Standard
Through June 03, 2012 - Manhattan

The Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra (JSYO), which includes about 25 talented musicians between the ages of 11 and 18, burns through jazz classics while listeners enjoys Blue Smoke's brunch menu (lunch menu, kids menu, and full bar are also available). Jazz Standard donates $1 from each kid's menu item sold to Spoons Across America.

Vital Theatre Company Presents: "Pinkalicious, The Musical" - Manhattan Movement and Arts Center
Through June 03, 2012 - Manhattan

Pinkalicious can't stop eating pink cupcakes, despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe - a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of her predicament.

Question Bridge: Black Males - Brooklyn Museum
Through June 03, 2012 -

Question Bridge: Black Males is an innovative video installation created by artists Hank Willis Thomas and Chris Johnson in collaboration with Bayeté Ross Smith and Kamal Sinclair. The four collaborators spent several years traveling throughout the United States, speaking with 150 Black men living in 12 American cities and towns, including New York, Chicago, Oakland, Birmingham, and New Orleans. From these interviews they created 1,500 video exchanges in which the subjects, representing a range of geographic, generational, economic, and educational strata, serve as both interviewers and interviewees. Their words were woven together to simulate a stream-of-consciousness dialogue, through which important themes and issues emerge, including family, love, interracial relationships, community, education, violence, and the past, present, and future of Black men in American society. The exhibition includes multiple screens playing videos of the interviews, edited so that it appears as if the men are having a conversation. The artists hope that the Question Bridge project will be a catalyst for constructive dialogue that will help deconstruct stereotypes about Black male identity in our collective consciousness. Museum visitors are also invited to visit the user-generated Question Bridge website, accessible on iPads throughout the gallery, which offers a platform to represent and redefine Black male identity in America.

NEW Flamenco Guitar for Beginners! - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through June 05, 2012 - New York

FLAMENCO GUITAR GROUP CLASSES for beginners at Flamenco Latino Studio, with Basilio Georges. Winter/Spring term runs January 7 - June 7, 2012. --NEW Group Guitar Level 1, Tuesday 7:30-8:30 pm. -Learn right hand techniques and hand placement, how to absorb material more quickly -Basic chord shifts for all open position chords -Hammers and pull-offs -Scales, how the fretboard works -Basic rasqueados -Best for players with no experience playing in compas, or those trying to improve study habits Classes held at: Flamenco Latino Studio 244 W 54th Street, 4th floor (between B-way and 8th Ave.) NY, NY 10019 Winter/Spring term prices: --20 pack paid in advance- $320.00 ($16/class) --20 pack paid in two installments of $163.00 by credit card --20 pack paid in four installments of $85.00 by credit card ($17/class) --4 pack paid in advance-$72.00 ($18/class) --Walk in class- $20.00 (only available until 1/30) See http://www.flamencolatino.com/artists/Group%20Class%20Rates%20and%20Terms%20Jan%202012.pdf for more details. Email flamlat@verizon.net or call Basilio at 212-399-8519 www.flamencolatino.com

Children's Dance Classes in Ballet and Flamenco - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through June 09, 2012 - New York

Flamenco Latino offers affordable Flamenco and also Ballet classes for children at their midtown studio. January 7-June 8, 2012. 18 weekly classes plus final recital on June 9, 2012. Wednesday 4:30-5:30 pm, Flamenco, Ages 7-12; 5:30-6:30 pm, Beginner Ballet. Friday 4:00-5:00 pm, Beginner Ballet. 4:30-5:30 pm, Flamenco, Ages 7-12. Saturday 12:00-1:00 pm, Basic Beginner Ballet. 1:00-2:00 pm, Flamenco, Ages 7-12. at Flamenco Latino Studio 244 W 54th St., 4th fl. (B-way and 8th Ave.) NY, NY 10019 212-399-8519 All Flamenco Classes taught by Aurora Reyes. All Ballet Classes taught by Rosemarie Lindt. Prices for Winter/Spring 2012 Term: 18 classes for 1 payment of $180 (one class per week, $10/class) or 18 classes for 2 payments of $92.50 ($185 total) Single Trial Class (one time only), $12/Flamenco, $20/Ballet Email or call 212-399-8519 for info and to reserve. http://www.flamencolatino.com/class/childafterschoolsatclass.html

Hero, Villian, Yeti - The Rubin Museum
Through June 11, 2012 - New York

Comic book storylines have drawn on Tibet's cultural and religious traditions for more than sixty years, mixing reality with myths and long-held stereotypes. Featuring more than fifty comic books from around the world, Hero, Villain, Yeti sheds light on global perceptions of Tibet as reflected in and informed by these diverse narratives.

Picturing Science: Museum Scientists and Imaging Technologies - American Museum of Natural History
Through June 24, 2012 - Upper West Side

Picturing Science: Museum Scientists and Imaging Technologies, an exhibition of more than 20 sets of striking large-format prints, showcases advanced imaging technologies used by scientists at the American Museum of Natural History and reveals once-hidden, intricate details of both natural phenomena and cultural artifacts. The exhibition features images that were created in pursuit of scientific knowledge but also resulted in visually arresting art. It explores how such imaging technologies -- including infrared photography, scanning electron microscopy, and computed tomography (CT) -- make it possible to examine and analyze a range of specimens at levels of detail previously unimaginable, advancing science and providing new insights into the visual splendor of the universe.

Acting 101 - Hopper House Art Center
Through June 27, 2012 - Nyack

This weekly workshop meets to support young artists with interests in the performing arts including theater, film, commercial work, or a specific project such as preparing for an audition. Participants will get help selecting and learning how to approach material, work with sides and cold readings, resume and headshot help, and industry guidance.

New Ways of Seeing: Drop-in Art Drawing - Brooklyn Museum
Through June 30, 2012 - Prospect Heights

Artists of all ages, including children, are invited to this drawing workshop which uses a different object from the Museum's collection for study for each class. Conversation is combined with drawing to inspire engagement with art in new ways.

"Latin Roots: East Harlem" and "Spirit of Community: Artists of East Harlem" - Dwyer Cultural Center
Through June 30, 2012 - Harlem

"Latin Roots: East Harlem," a multimedia public art exhibit, celebrates East Harlem's cultural and historical importance by honoring seven remarkable local heroes. The stories of the honorees are told by New York City public school students. "Spirit of Community: Artists of East Harlem," a visual art exhibit reflects a vibrant and thriving landscape of art in El Barrio. With works by emerging and mid-career artists who make the neighborhood their home, the exhibit captures the sounds, colors, cadences, textures, and people of the East Harlem mosaic, celebrating its joys and its pathos.

Bird Walk - New York Botanical Garden
Through June 30, 2012 - Bronx

The diverse habitats of the Botanical Garden offer visitors a chance to see dozens of species of birds throughout the year. Bring binoculars and walk the Garden grounds with expert Debbie Becker, searching for birds of the season and learning about bird-friendly plants that provide food, shelter, and nesting sites. Meet at the Reflecting Pool.

Art Exhibit - Suzuki Music School of Westport
Through July 01, 2012 - Westport

Four renowned Connecticut artists compliment the walls of the music school with their landscapes, still lifes, and portrait paintings.

Ship-Shape: Nautical Scale Models - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through July 08, 2012 - New York

"Ship-Shape: Nautical Scale Models," a new exhibition that examines the detailed process of building model ships at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and will be on display through Sunday, July 8, 2012. The exhibition consists of dozens of artifacts including model ships, vintage toy ships, a variety of antique model kit boxes, a mock-up of a modeler's workbench showing the building of a model ship being made in progress and illustrations that demonstrate how models are constructed. Among the highlights of the exhibit are models of the Battleship New Jersey, which served during WWII, the Korean War and Vietnam, and USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned vessel afloat in the world. The model USS New Jersey measures 112" W x 25" H x 15" D and the model USS Constitution measures 57" W x 43"H x 22" D. A modeler's workbench offers a peek at the tools of the trade, while World War II nautical toys illustrate children's fascination with ships. From wartime cardboard models to ships in bottles, the exhibit highlights the dexterity, ingenuity and artistry embodied in these popular collectors' items. "Ship-Shape: Nautical Scale Models" is made possible through the support of the Susan and Elihu Rose Foundation and will be on display through Sunday, July 8, 2012. The exhibit is free with museum admission. For more information, visit www.intrepidmuseum.org.

“Ship-Shape: Nautical Scale Models” - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through July 08, 2012 - Clinton

This exhibit, which examines the detailed process of building model ships, consists of dozens of artifacts, including model ships, vintage toy ships, a variety of antique model kit boxes, a mock-up of a modeler's workbench showing the building of a model ship, and illustrations that demonstrate how models are constructed. Among the highlights of the exhibit are large-scale models of the Battleship New Jersey, which served during WWII, the Korean War, and Vietnam and the USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned vessel afloat in the world. A modeler's workbench offers a peek at the tools of the trade, while World War II nautical toys illustrate children's fascination with ships. From wartime cardboard models to ships in bottles, the exhibit highlights the dexterity, ingenuity, and artistry embodied in these popular collectors' items.

The Berenstain Bears LIVE! in "Family Matters, the Musical" - Marjorie S. Dean Little Theatre
Through July 29, 2012 - Upper West Side

Adapted from the classic children's book series by Stan and Jan Berenstain, this open-ended Off-Broadway musical features everyone's favorite bear family in a live show, plus a free post-show dance party, face painting, and photos with the Berenstain Bears.

Space No. 1 - Extreme Kids and Crew
Through July 31, 2012 - Bedford-Stuyvesant

An initiative of Extreme Kids and Crew, Space No. 1 offers a safe, sensory play space where special need children and their parents can play, teach, learn, sing, sprawl, and swing. An array of multi-sensory equipment provides for this.

9 Scripts from a Nation at War - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through August 06, 2012 - New York

9 Scripts from a Nation at War (2007), a 10-channel video installation recently acquired by MoMA, marks the first work for which artists Andrea Geyer, Sharon Hayes, Ashley Hunt, Katya Sander, and David Thorne have collaborated. The work responds to knowledge production and communication in the context of the Iraq war since the initial invasion by U.S. military forces in March 2003. The 10 videos comprising the large-scale, spatial installation cast inquiry into the position of the individual amidst roles constructed by war. Each video stages the speaking of a script from the following perspectives: citizen, blogger, correspondent, veteran, student, actor, interviewer, lawyer, detainee, and source. The scripts are enacted by both actors and non-actors, some speaking their own words, some reciting the words of others. Displayed as projections and seated viewing stations in a circuitous, non-narrative structure, the performative videos create a charged environment questioning the implications of war on individual and collective subjectivity.

Beyond Planet Earth: The Future of Space Exploration - American Museum of Natural History
Through August 12, 2012 - Upper West Side

Beyond Planet Earth launches visitors into the exciting future of space exploration as it boldly speculates on humanity's next steps in our solar system and beyond. The exhibition features a full-sized re-creation of a lunar habitat, a model of an elevator reaching up into space, a walk-through diorama of the Martian surface, and challenging interactive simulations. See authentic equipment and models of historic spacecraft from select voyages in the past. Learn about robotic missions that are currently headed deeper and deeper into our own solar system, and what they might reveal. Understand why geologists are so interested in specimens from moons and other planets and what we can learn from them. And explore some possible spectacular missions of the future: mining the Moon, landing on and deflecting a potentially deadly asteroid, or traveling to Mars - and perhaps even establishing colonies there. Is it possible within our lifetime? Will we discover evidence of life, past or present, on another planet? Find out what experts think the future will hold for us beyond planet Earth. Gallery 3, third floor

"Beyond Planet Earth: The Future of Space Exploration" - American Museum of Natural History
Through August 12, 2012 - Upper West Side

This exhibit launches visitors into the exciting future of space exploration as it boldly speculates on humanity's next steps in our solar system and beyond. The exhibition features a full-sized recreation of a lunar habitat, a model of an elevator reaching up into space, a walk-through diorama of the Martian surface, and challenging interactive simulations. See authentic equipment and models of historic spacecraft from select voyages in the past. Learn about robotic missions that are currently headed deeper into our own solar system and what they might reveal. And explore some possible missions of the future: mining the Moon, landing on and deflecting a potentially deadly asteroid, and even establishing colonies on Mars.

Newspaper Fiction: The New York Journalism of Djuna Barnes - Brooklyn Museum
Through August 19, 2012 -

Newspaper Fiction: The New York Journalism of Djuna Barnes, 1913-1919 is an exploration of the early journalistic career of American writer and women's rights advocate Djuna Barnes (1892-1982). Though best known for her modernist novels and plays, including Nightwood (1936) and The Antiphon (1958), Barnes spent the period between 1913 and her departure for Europe in 1921 living in New York's Greenwich Village and working as a writer and illustrator for publications including the Brooklyn Daily Eagle and Vanity Fair. The product of an unconventional household, she developed an outsider's perspective on "normal" life that served her as an artist, and a liberal sexuality that fit in perfectly with the bohemian lifestyle of Greenwich Village and, later, the lesbian expatriate community in Paris. She used journalism as a means to understand New York City's people and places, and as an excuse to push boundaries and explore society's margins. On view will be forty-five objects, including documentary photographs, drawings, works on paper, and Barnes's stories in newsprint, including eight illustrations she composed to accompany her newspaper columns. Her work suggests a proto-feminist sensibility, emphasizing politics as something experienced on an individual, emotional level.

T.G.I.S. Saturday Drop-In - Fairfield Ludlowe High - Adaptive Recreation
Through August 25, 2012 - Fairfield

This drop-in meets on Saturdays for the entire year and is a social group for the physically and/or cognitively challenged. Activities include dancing, bowling or just hanging out with friends. Each Saturday is themed around a special event or holiday and may include games, recreation, movies or a craft. Meet in room 269.

The Berenstain Bears LIVE! in Family Matters, the Musical - Marjorie S. Dean Little Theatre
Through August 26, 2012 - New York

New York: Unlike most bears, The Berenstain Bears LIVE! will not be hibernating this winter, the critically-acclaimed family musical will extend for a third time since it came to New York in June 2011. This open-ended extension will be celebrated in a new, more convenient location at the Upper West Sides’ Marjorie S. Dean Little Theatre (5 West 63rd Street), steps from Central Park, beginning on November 5, 2011. Adapted from the classic children’s book series by Stan and Jan Berenstain, The Berenstain Bears LIVE! in Family Matters, the Musical brings everyone’s favorite bear family to life in a thrilling theatrical experience that kids as well as their parents will treasure for many years to come. The newest Off-Broadway musical for Mamas, Papas, and Young Cubs in NYC, The Berenstain Bears LIVE! will give boys and girls of all ages the chance to fall in love with these characters, just as their parents did when they were growing up. The Berenstain Bears LIVE! features an original score by Michael Borton and a book by Borton and Michael Slade. The Berenstain Bears LIVE! is produced by Matt Murphy Productions. Audiences and critics rave: "Spirited, energetic, and hilarious for all generations!" - Time Out New York; "The Berenstain Bears LIVE! is a Happy Home In NYC!" - Associated Press; “A Bear-y Big Blast. A Kid-A-Thon of Giggles!" - Big Apple Parent; “Like honey for little kids!” - Mommy Poppins; “Our family loved every minute of it!” - Upper West Side Kids Blog; “A Fantastic Experience for Kids!” - NYTheatre.com; “Entertaining set of stories with upbeat music!” - Show Business Weekly; “A Great Experience for your Little Bear!” - Parents.com; “It’s always nice spending time in Bear Country.” - Daily Candy; “Upbeat and Humorous!” - New York Family; “Original Music and Great Energy!” - QueensMamas.com; “Impossible to not go check it out.” - Single Mama NYC; "A family show that’s a honey of a good time!" - TalkingWalnut.com; "Walk out with a BEAR-y happy smile!" - Motherhood Later; "Valuable lessons and a whole lot of silliness." - Rivertowns Patch - Urban Suburban Mom; "Terrific dancing and charming fun songs." – CurtainUp; “A peppy, pop-flavored score!”– NY Times Performance Schedule: Saturdays at 11AM; Sundays at 2PM NEW THEATRE Marjorie S. Dean Little Theatre is located at 5 West 63rd Street HOLIDAY PRFORMANCE SCHEDULE: ADDED PERFORMANCE: Friday, November 25 at 11AM; Wednesday, December 28 at 11AM; Thursday, December 29 at 11AM; Friday, December 30 at 11AM; Saturday, December, 31 at 11AM; (NO PERFORMANCE Sunday, January 1, 2012) RETURNS TO NORMAL PLAYING SCHEDULE JANUARY 7, 2012

Spies in the House of Art - Photography, Film, and Video - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through August 26, 2012 -

Artists are the secret constituency of museums, inspired and challenged not only by the objects and collections they display but also by the spaces in which they are shown and the authority they represent. Most artists aspire to see their works in museums, even if they joke among themselves about how museums are mausoleums, places where art goes to die. In telling stories about how and why art gets made, museums provide a ready-made foil for artists to react against and clarify their own positions. This selection of photography, film, and video from the permanent collection surveys the various ways museums inspire the making of works of art. A museum can be the setting for a new work or provide the raw material for creations that build upon a previous aesthetic experience. The camera can highlight the estrangement of objects from their original functions, unlock from a straitlaced decorousness of display the desires -- libidinal or otherwise -- that engendered the objects in the first place, or make visible the imaginative projection that underlies much looking at art. At a time when the automatic reflex of a technologically harried and distracted museum visitor may be to point and shoot, capture and move on, these works suggest the benefit of stepping back, reflecting, and lingering. In an unprecedented commingling of old and new works, Andrea Fraser's video Museum Highlights: A Gallery Talk (1989) will be exhibited alongside paintings by William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Alexandre Cabanel, and Franz Xaver Winterhalter in Gallery 809 within the Galleries of Nineteenth-Century, Modern, and Contemporary Art, around the corner from the main installation. A complementary installation of a dozen photographs from the medium's beginnings to the early 1970s will be on view through May 6 in Gallery 850.

Wacky Tuesday - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through August 31, 2012 - Crown Heights

Explore art, science and culture in a wacky, fun and exciting way.

Tales for Tots - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through August 31, 2012 - Crown Heights

Travel to far away places in your imagination by listening to tales from around the world.

Storytimes with Emily - The Moxie Spot
Through August 31, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

Story time is led by Emily Terte, the creative director of The Moxie Spot. She has years of experience working with young children as an elementary school teacher and librarian, and she combines her love of books, puppets, and children to give children (and parents) an extraordinary story time experience.

Dance Around with Nat - The Moxie Spot
Through August 31, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

Join Nat, the proprietor of The Moxie Spot, for an hour of singing, dancing around, and celebrating life.

Chess for Children - Brooklyn Lyceum
Through August 31, 2012 - Park Slope

Children can work on their chess skills via competition and instruction.

Breastfeeding Support Clinic - Tribeca Parenting
Through August 31, 2012 - Park Slope

These clinics are helpful for moms who need a little reassurance or encouragement with breastfeeding. While many simple issues can be resolved in these helpful group sessions, please be aware that certain more complex breastfeeding issues may require more individualized attention which can be provided in a home visit.

Breastfeeding Support Group - New York Methodist Hospital
Through August 31, 2012 -

Discuss questions and concerns regarding breastfeeding and find support and encouragement with this group, which meets regularly.

Arty Facts - Brooklyn Museum
Through August 31, 2012 - Prospect Heights

Specifically for children four to seven years old and their adult friends (no older or younger siblings, please), Arty Facts explores the Museum's galleries, focusing on a specific theme before returning to the studio to create art inspired by what was seen. The class meets in the Museum's Rubin Lobby exactly at designated times.

Autism Support Group - Hebrew Educational Society
Through August 31, 2012 - Canarsie

Affected by or confronting autism? You are not alone. Share your experiences and support each other. While the support group is in session, parents/caregivers can bring their children and their siblings.

Discover Tours - Audubon Center at Prospect Park
Through August 31, 2012 - Brooklyn

Learn how to look for birds, discover the source of the Lullwater, and find out what you can do to protect nature on a tour led by expert naturalists. Every Saturday and Sunday.

Arts and Recreation - Prospect Park Audobon Center
Through August 31, 2012 - Flatbush

Naturalists at the Audubon Center lead structured, fun, and engaging arts activities combined with outdoor nature play that will have kids up and moving like an animal or pretending to be a bat trying to catch a moth.

Handiwork: Tasks and Crafts from the Past - Lefferts Historic House
Through August 31, 2012 - Flatbush

Imagine yourself in the past! Learn games, pastimes and tasks that were common 200 years ago.

Transit Tots - New York Transit Museum
Through August 31, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

The Museum's popular weekly drop-in program for youngest transportation fans is free with admission. Adult companions must be present.

Indoor Play - Powerplay
Through August 31, 2012 - Gowanus

Powerplay's play area is an environment that encourages physical and imaginative play. It's indoor play space is a warm embrace for the cold and frosty days. It provides amenities of a local playground in a fun and inviting atmosphere. Parents and caregivers must supervise their child.

Saturday Pediatric Clinic - New York Methodist Hospital
Through August 31, 2012 - Park Slope

New York Methodist Hospital offers free preventive dental education, information, and toothbrushes on Saturday mornings by appointment. Call the Department of Dental Medicine at 718-780-5410 or Dental Educator Brendan Wheeler at 718-780-5367.

Saturdays Tots - Staten Island Children's Museum
Through August 31, 2012 - Staten Island

Hardworking parents can now enjoy some time with their toddlers. Activities include singing, creating, and sharing adventures.

The Child's Place for Children with Special Needs - Brooklyn Public Library, Sunset Park branch
Through August 31, 2012 - Sunset Park

This program accomodates all kinds of children inclusively for reading, story telling, and various kinds of play sessions. Parent workshops are also available. See Brooklyn Public Library for other locations throughout Brooklyn.

Guilt, The New Masked Ball - Botanica
Through September 01, 2012 - Manhattan

Guilt is a new masked party in Downtown New York. Guilt is an excuse to hide yourself and party without feeling the guilt of next day responsibilities. Guilt is for those who want to remain anonymous.

Weegee: Murder Is My Business - International Center of Photography
Through September 02, 2012 - New York

For an intense decade between 1935 and 1946, Weegee (1899-1968) was one of the most relentlessly inventive figures in American photography. His graphically dramatic and often lurid photographs of New York crimes and news events set the standard for what has become known as tabloid journalism. Freelancing for a variety of New York newspapers and photo agencies, and later working as a stringer for the short-lived liberal daily PM (1940-48), Weegee established a way of combining photographs and texts that was distinctly different from that promoted by other picture magazines, such as LIFE. Utilizing other distribution venues, Weegee also wrote extensively (including his autobiographical Naked City, published in 1945) and organized his own exhibitions at the Photo League. This exhibition draws upon the extensive Weegee Archive at ICP and includes environmental recreations of Weegee's apartment and exhibitions. The exhibition is organized by ICP Chief Curator Brian Wallis.

Africa: From the Desert to the Sea - Maritime Aquarium
Through September 03, 2012 - Norwalk

Learn about the importance of habitat preservation and conservation while observing such exotic African species as the air-breathing lungfish and electric catfish that use bioelectric radar to sense surroundings and zap their food.

Meerkats - Maritime Aquarium
Through September 03, 2012 - Norwalk

Six sibling meerkats visit from the Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City. Windows will offer close up views into their underground burrows as well as viewing bubbles to see above ground. These animals will be familiar to anyone who has seen the Lion King.

Women's Yoga - Full Circle Family Care
Through September 06, 2012 - White Plains

A light-hearted class open to women of all ages and interests, suitable for beginners. Stretch, strengthen, manage weight or just relax. Yoga balls and props are used to build balance and core strength. Mats provided. Tuesdays 7:30-8:45pm.

Mommy & Me Yoga - Full Circle Family Care
Through September 06, 2012 - White Plains

Strengthen your body, center yourself, and re-energize with a fun workout with your baby. Babies will fuss, fidget and cry and it's all fine. Babies should be 6 weeks old and not yet crawling. Bring a baby blanket, mats provided. Drop in any day, no registration required. Sundays 11am; Tuesdays 10:30am; Thursdays 11:30am.

Fertility Yoga - Full Circle Family Care
Through September 08, 2012 - White Plains

Fertility Yoga aids women who are open to conception. This restorative yoga class increases pelvic circulation and guides you into deep relaxation. It is safe to attend during IVF treatment. The class has been a great support to many women who have conceived after long fertility journeys. Thursdays 7:30-8:45pm.

Prenatal Yoga - Full Circle Family Care
Through September 11, 2012 - White Plains

Drop in any time to ease the anxiety and sensations of pregnancy and prepare for the challenges of labor, birth, and motherhood. Best during 2nd and 3rd trimester. Mats provided. Purchase a multi-class card and get a 10% discount at The Shop at Full Circle.

Sensory Bounce - BounceU
Through September 28, 2012 - Stratford

This is a program for children and adults with Sensory Integration Dysfunction, Autism, and other disabilities with a Sensory component. Teachers work on balance and coordination, auditory and tactile sensitivity, strength building, motor coordination, cooperative play, turn-taking, and social and verbal skills.

Rocket Park Mini Golf - New York Hall of Science
Through September 30, 2012 - Queens

Putt your way through a nine-hole miniature golf course that teaches the science of spaceflight. Players will explore key science concepts such as propulsion, gravity, escape velocity, launch window, gravitational assist, and more.

The Alef Bet of Being A Mensch - Suffolk Y JCC
Through September 30, 2012 - Commack

On Sundays, through September 2012, visitors can walk through the dictionary of the Hebrew Alef-Bet. Letters form the words that lead you and your children through the basics of being a Mensch. Visitors can test their patience on The Tolerance Sovlanut Scale, discover "Inner Peace" in the Shalom Corner and explore the Glow in the Dark Torah Scroll.

Annual Natural History Exhibit - Beautiful Dirt: A Look Into The Amazing Story Underfoot - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through September 30, 2012 - Scarsdale

Dirt is everywhere - there's no getting away from it – nor should you want to! Mankind cannot survive without dirt. It is the starting (and ending) point for almost everything we find in our environment and use in our daily lives. This exhibit is an introduction to the astonishing world of dirt. Come dig your hands in and discover the secret world that lies beneath us all. Through September 30, 2012.

Zumbatomic - Vibez Studio
Through October 01, 2012 - Bayside

Zumbatomic® is an upbeat dance workout designed exclusively for kids (ages 4-12). Zumbatomic classes are high-energy fitness parties packed with specially choreographed, kid-friendly routines, and all the music kids love. Parents love Zumbatomic because of the effects it has on kids such as increasing their focus and self-confidence, boosting metabolism, and enhancing coordination. Zumbatomic rounds out family fitness goals by giving parents a great reason to head to the gym – for themselves, for their kids, for a fun family experience.

Toddler Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Kings Bay branch
Through December 03, 2012 - Homecrest

Babies and toddlers hear stories, sing songs and rhymes, and play.

Toddler Story Time - Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library
Through December 17, 2012 - Piermont

Bring your little one, ages 6 months to 5 years, for stories and songs. Pre-registration is required. Meets every Monday except holidays.

Music Classes for Children - Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library
Through December 19, 2012 - Piermont

Young children are given the chance to develop basic competence in music by providing them with a rich musical experience in a relaxed and playful environment. Presented by Moon River Music Together with Catherine Rubin, the class teaches music through play. Meets the third Wednesday of each month.

Mother 2 Mother (M2M) Breastfeeding Support Group - Rockland County Department of Health
Through December 28, 2012 - Pomona

The Rockland County Department of Health encourages nursing mothers (and babies) and pregnant women to attend this free meeting to help them get started or continue breastfeeding successfully. The group meets the fourth Wednesday of each month and is led by Health Department Certified Lactation Counselors.For more information call the Breastfeeding Promotion and Support Program Monday-Friday, 9am-5 pm at 845-364-3865 or e-mail messingL@co.rockland.ny.us.

Dance and Drum Classes for Teens and Children - Layla's Dance & Drum
Through December 29, 2012 - Valley Stream

Join Layla's Dance and Drum studio for a full day of teen and kids dance, drum and double dutch (jump rope) classes including hip-hop, creative movement, Salsa, African dance and more. Adult classes include Salsa/Mambo, Afro-Cuban and West African dance.

Tot Shabbat - Congregation Sons of Israel
Through December 29, 2012 - Upper Nyack

Share a family experience of singing, dancing, and praying as well as a weekly story and other activities. Each Saturday through December.

Sam Eaton Presents 'The Quantum Eye' Magic & Mentalism Show - Theatre 80
Through December 31, 2012 - Manhattan

In this longest running Off-Broadway magic show, Sam Eaton explores mentalism, magic, perception, and deception, mixing extraordinary ability, humor, and audience participation to make for a different performance every time.

Brook Trout Exhibit - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Wildlife Education Center
Through December 31, 2012 - Cornwall

The Center's current exhibit features brook trout, New York State's official freshwater fish. "Brookies" require cold, clean, well- oxygenated water to survive. Highly sensitive fish, brook trout are sometimes referred to as an "indicator" species because their disappearance from our waters can alert us to changes in the environment and local water systems.

"Dialog in the Dark" - South Street Seaport
Through December 31, 2012 - Manhattan

This groundbreaking exhibit will lead visitors through a series of New York City environments highlighted by city-centric scents, sounds, temperatures, and textures, all in complete darkness. Relying on blind and visually-impaired guides, exhibit goers will "see NYC" and visit many well known landmarks without the sense of sight while armed with an authentic walking cane. Imagine taking a rumbling subway to your favorite location or maneuvering the crossroads of the world in Times Square while not being able to see a thing. Rest assured, the sounds and the smells will all be there to greet you. But will that be enough to guide your safe passage? The experience will forever change your perception of what it means to be blind or have low vision.

Sha'Baby Shabbat - Romemu
Through December 31, 2012 - Upper West Side

Sha'Baby engages your child's special energy to warm him/her up for creating sacred time during Shabbat. Dancing, laughing, praying, and singing are all a part of this special Shabbat service.

New York TV & Movie Sites Tour - On Location Tours
Through December 31, 2012 - Manhattan

This tour showcases more than 40 locations from some of the most famous places seen on screen, including sites from "Friends," "Blue Bloods," "Seinfeld," "Enchanted," "Spider-Man," "I Am Legend," "Men in Black," and "The Devil Wears Prada."

Nature Explore Classroom - Bartlett Arboretum
Through December 31, 2012 - Stamford

Children are invited to spend unhurried hours exploring the natural world in a fun and safe environment. The outdoor classroom includes areas for art, music and movement, climbing and crawling, building, and playing. Additionally, the Bartlett features the best of what Connecticut's native landscape has to offer including wetlands and boardwalks, woodland walking trails, varied wildlife, and native habitats.

Stroller Strides - The Source Mall
Through January 01, 2013 - 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.

Nybelwyck Hall: A Mansion in Miniature - Hudson River Museum - Glenview
Through January 08, 2013 - Yonkers

Nybelwyck Hall, a dollhouse representing Lilliputian life at its most luxurious, makes its appearance in Glenview, the Museum's 1897 river home. The 24-room, granite-and-mortar Glenview, and Nybelwyck, the 24-room dollhouse, share architectural features - a Great Hall and a double staircase that curves from the top floor down to the Hall. Nybelwyck's central facade is loosely based on the Hudson River estate, Staatsburg, the Ogden Mills House. The orange-and-green colors on its Victorian addition are reminiscent of Wilderstein, in Rhinebeck, the family home of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's personal secretary. Dollhouse enthusiast Mark O'Banks created Nybelwyck Hall over the course of a decade and looked to the wisdom of a ouija board to name his creation. The house is furnished with found objects in its 24 rooms, as well as rugs O'Banks designed. Among its 900 objects are minute musical instruments that play, doors with intricate locks that work, and a tiny dollhouse within the dollhouse's nursery.

Stroller Strides - The Source Mall
Through January 11, 2013 - 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. Call to register. Classes run through January 11, 2013

Sculpture Mystery: The Great Art Caper - Hofstra University Museum
Through January 01, 2014 - Hempstead

Uncover clues to help solve a mystery in the outdoor sculpture collection. Pick up your caper kit at Emily Lowe Gallery, have fun while discovering more about these works, and at the end of the caper return to Emily Lowe Gallery for a prize. For everyone ages 4-9 and their grown-up companions all year-round. The program runs through January 1, 2014.

Sculpture Exploration Backpack - Hofstra University Museum
Through January 01, 2014 - Hempstead

Kids and their grown up companions can stop in at the Hofstra University Museum's Emily Lowe Gallery, and pick up a backpack. At the end of your tour, return the backpack and each child will receive a small gift from the Museum. The program runs through January 1, 2014.

Contemporary Art from the Collection - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through February 17, 2014 - New York

Reinstalled to continue the historical sequence found on MoMA's fifth (1880-1940) and fourth (1940-1980) floors, the galleries on the second floor will begin with art of the early 1980s and extend to the present moment, interweaving works in all mediums. Individual galleries will focus on particular topics, ranging from specific locales that nourished influential groups of artists to key strategies shared by diverse practitioners of the same generation. Others will display a single significant installation or artist's project. Like the fifth- and fourth-floor galleries, the second-floor galleries will be periodically reinstalled to reflect the depth and richness of the Museum's collection, and to allow for varying approaches to the wide variety of art produced during the last 30 years. Featured artists include Ashley Bickerton, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Keith Haring, Martin Kippenberger, Steve McQueen, Senga Nengudi, Doris Salcedo, Rirkrit Tiravanija, and Rosemarie Trockel.

Architecture of New York Walking Tour - 42nd Street
Through January 01, 2015 -

This three-hour walking tour traverses one of the world's greatest thoroughfares, 42nd Street, to discuss architecture in New York City. Stretching from the East River to the Hudson River and cutting through the heart of Manhattan, 42nd Street features major monuments of American 20th-century architecture from the Beaux-Arts Grand Central Station to the Art Deco Chrysler Building to the new skyscrapers that highlight a famous == and transformed -- Times Square. Context is a network of scholars who lead in depth walking tours in the world's cultural capitals.

ElectriCity: Powering New York's Rails - New York Transit Museum
Through December 31, 2016 - Brooklyn Heights

This long-term exhibit engages visitors in a compelling and participatory exploration of electricity's role in powering the metropolitan region's subways and commuter rails.

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