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Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on January 20


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free and low-cost things to do with kids in Bronx Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Bronx today, January 20, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on today in Bronx's museums, galleries, and libraries for some educational fun; in the parks, for outdoor and nature activities; and in the theaters, for children's concerts and performances. Plus, get details and directions on any street fairs or holiday festivals happening January 20. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Bronx, check out our complete calendar of events.

Foundations in Feeding and Speech Clarity: New Horizons in Oral Placement Therapy - Long Island Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
Through January 20, 2012 - Uniondale

Join Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson and three other expert SLPs as they discuss four revolutionary approaches for improving speech clarity and feeding safety, all of which are applicable to clients from birth through geriatrics with a wide variety of diagnoses.

Shabbat for Tots - Union Temple
Through January 27, 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.

Chinese New Year Craft - Queens Library: Bay Terrace Branch
January 20, 2012 - Bayside

Although the famous Times Square New Years Eve celebration and ball drop are long over, the Chinese New Year festivities are just beginning. Children ages 6-12 are invited to come to the library and join in making a dragon mask in celebration of Chinese New Year.

"State Fair" - Irvington Town Hall Theater
January 20, 2012 - Irvington

Clocktower Players Junior Teen Troupe presents the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic musical. Snow Date: Sunday, January 22, 2012 at 2pm.

The Concert (or The Perils of Everybody) - Joyce Theater
January 20, 2012 -

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

In G Major - New York City Ballet
January 20, 2012 -

Ravel composed the Concerto in G Major after a trip to the United States. It has been seen as a reflection on Gershwin and American musical comedy. Ravel described the work as "... written in very much the same spirit as those of Mozart and Saint-Saëns," and that "it uses certain effects borrowed from jazz, but only in moderation." (Arbie Orenstein, Ravel: Man and Musician.) When the Paris Opera Ballet staged In G Major, under the name "En Sol," it commissioned scenery and costumes by Erté, which were borrowed by New York City Ballet. Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) was born in the French Basque town of Ciboure. His family moved to Paris and encouraged him to take piano lessons. At fourteen he was admitted to the Paris Conservatory, where he studied with Fauré, who became his principal teacher of composition. His ballet scores include Pavane pour une Infante Défunte, Jeux d'Eau, Boléro, Daphnis and Chloe, Ma Mère L'Oye, and L'enfant et les Sortiléges, a ballet-opera.

In Memory of... - New York City Ballet
January 20, 2012 -

Louis Krasner, an American violinist, commissioned a violin concerto from Alban Berg in early 1935. Berg, absorbed in the orchestration of his opera, Lulu, did no work on it until the death, from polio, of 18-year-old Manon Gropius. Her parents, Alma Mahler (composer Gustav Mahler's widow) and Walter Gropius were Berg's close friends. The concerto uses melodic themes from Mahler and a Carpathian folk song, and concludes with a treatment of J. S. Bach's cantata, O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort. Alban Berg (1885-1935), an Austrian, had little formal musical training before beginning his studies with the musical innovator Arnold Schoenberg in 1904. Berg, Schoenberg, and Berg's student Anton Webern formed the Second Viennese School. They were the originators of serialism: the 12-tone row of atonal music. Berg is most famous for his two operas, Wozzeck and Lulu. His writing, dense, dissonant and full of personal allusions and complex devices, was well regarded critically, but won little popular acceptance during his life.

One Step Beyond - Dirty Projectors - American Museum of Natural History
January 20, 2012 - Upper West Side

The American Museum of Natural History continues One Step Beyond for its fifth season. During this ongoing party series, guests can dance in the Museum's Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Hall of the Universe to the sounds of the biggest names in techno, electronica, hip-hop, and indie rock. Guests can also enjoy a complimentary screening of one of the breathtaking Hayden Planetarium Space Shows. January's feature is Passport to the Universe, narrated by Tom Hanks, which launches visitors on a thrilling trip through space and time. Each ticket also includes one pass to the Museum for future use.

Progressive International Motorcycle Shows - Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
January 20, 2012 - Manhattan

The show stops by on its 12-city tour with the hottest new two-wheeled rides, including hundreds of the newest model sportbikes, dirt bikes, cruisers, scooters, customs, ATVs, and aftermarket parts and accessories. Attendees can talk to experts and learn new riding techniques. Entertainment includes a motorcycle trials stunt show from reality TV stars The Smage Bros; an exotics pavilion featuring rare, high-end motorcycles; eye-popping customs at the world's largest custom bike competition; and digital graffiti walls to design a custom Kawasaki bike.

Stroller Tours - Katonah Museum of Art
January 20, 2012 - Katonah

Parents and caregivers can enjoy an exhibition tour specially designed for adults with children under 2 years old. Engage in conversation, participate in activities, and explore ideas. Each Stroller Tour will focus on different aspects of "Art to the Point," a juried exhibition comprised of contemporary works which convey a clear message. Juried by distinguished American artist Donald Sultan, the art featured in this triennial exhibition includes paintings, drawings, prints, mixed-media works, sculptures, photographs, and video created within the last five years by artists living in the Tri-State area.

Open Gym - The Sports Place
January 20, 2012 - Blauvelt

Mention Rockland Parent when you buy five bags of tokens and get one free.

Toddler Art Adventures - You, Me and Dupri
January 20, 2012 - Harlem

Budding artists ages 2-4 will explore paint, crayons, oil pastels, collage materials, air-dry clay, and recycled sculpture in this process-oriented art class. This class introduces young artists to a structured class and helps strengthen their fine motor skills and ability to represent the world around them. Preregistration required; email

Tales for Tots - The Field Library
January 20, 2012 - Peekskill

Stories, songs, fingerplays, and fun. Interactive, drop-in storytime for tots ages 2 and older with a caregiver.

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
January 20, 2012 - Garnerville

Use the library's LEGOs or bring your own. Work with friends or make new ones. No registration required.

LEGO Building Club - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Village Branch
January 20, 2012 - Haverstraw

Use the library's LEGOs or bring your own. Work with friends or make new ones. No registration required.

Year of the Dragon Film and Craft Special - Rose Memorial Library
January 20, 2012 - Stony Point

Pre-schoolers ages 3 and can watch how Caillou's friend prepares for a Chinese New Year Celebration. Children can then create and decorate a colorful dragon of their own to take home. Pre-registration is required.

After School Stories - Brooklyn Public Library, Flatlands branch
January 20, 2012 - Marine Park

A chance to wind-down from school and homework with a relaxing read aloud.

Movies for Kids - Brooklyn Public Library, Borough Park branch
January 20, 2012 - Borough Park

Enjoy Friday afternoon with some celluloid splendor.

Fireside Stories for Winter - Teatown Lake Reservation
January 20, 2012 - Ossining

Throughout the month of January, drop by Teatown for Friday afternoon story-time in the Carriage House. Gather around a nice, warm fireplace to read a winter-themed story, visit with one of Teatown's Animal Ambassadors, and go for a short walk outside. For children 4-7 years old, accompanied by an adult. Program dates: January 6, 13, 20 and 27, from 3:30-4:30pm. Please call 914-762-2912 ext. 110 for more information, or to make a reservation.

Stamp, Coin & Paper Money Show - Westchester County Center
January 20, 2012 - White Plains

The Stamp, Coin & Paper Money Show is now celebrating 48 years at Westchester County Center. There will be over 100 dealer booths including stamps, coins, and postcards.

White Plains Sports Card Show - 'The Winter Extravaganza' - Westchester County Center
January 20, 2012 - White Plains

Sports memorabilia, collectibles, and autograph signings. Free pack of cards to every child under 12 years old.

Brooklyn Aviators Hockey - Aviator Sports
January 20, 2012 - Marine Park

The Brooklyn Aviators have returned to their home base at Aviator Sports (in Floyd Bennett Field) for another season of hockey excitement. Come and support them as they battle for domination in the newly formed Federal Hockey League.

WestportREADS 2012--TEEN Xbox Event - Westport Public Library
January 20, 2012 - Westport

Play the flight simulation game IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey with your friends.

Parents' Night Out - Great Play
January 20, 2012 - Scarsdale

Parents' Night Out is a drop-off program that gives parents the opportunity to take a well-deserved break while children have a blast in a patented interactive arena. There will be age-appropriate Great Play games and stations, cheese pizza and water for dinner, story telling, and jokes. (You are welcome to provide snacks or alternate food as long as it does not contain nuts.) After dinner there will be motor development games followed by movie time on mats - a G-rated movie on Great Play's 80 s/f screen. Kids should wear pj's or comfy clothes and bring their favorite blanket, pillow, or sleeping bag. Parents' Night Out is open to both Great Play members and non-members. For ages 3-10 years (must be potty trained). Call the gym at 914-713-3470 for details.

DJ Party Night - Playland Ice Casino
January 20, 2012 - Rye

Live DJ, party lights, on-ice contests, giveaways, and more.

Kids Cook: Eggplant Lasagna - Staten Island Children's Museum
January 20, 2012 - Staten Island

Make some eggplant lasagna, an Italian favorite (minus the pasta!).

Family Movie Night - The Moxie Spot
January 20, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

Enjoy family friendly movies in a festive setting.

Crochet and Knitting Club - Queens Library: Far Rockaway Branch
January 20, 2012 - Far Rockaway

Teach your kids to continue the spirit of giving after the holidays have ended. This ten-week course in crocheting and knitting is for all ages, and for a good cause, too. Come and learn a new and useful skill for free, and the library will donate some of the finished items to the Far Rockaway community.

Origami Club - Queens Library: McGoldrick Branch
January 20, 2012 - Flushign

Learn the Japanese art of origami and fold a fabulous present for a family member or friend. In this class, kids ages 8 and up create cranes, flowers, and anything else they can imagine.

Outdoor Adventures: Family Night Hike - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
January 20, 2012 - Stamford

Listen for winter owls, explore your night vision, make a spark in the dark and learn the trick of the disappearing head. Warm up after the hike with some hot chocolate. Recommended for ages 6 and up. Call 203-977-6521 to register.

Astronomy Nights: The Kepler Space Telescope--Seeking New Planets Around Other Stars - Stamford Observatory
January 20, 2012 - Stamford

Head to the observatory for a presentation on the Kepler Space Telescope, followed by a visit, weather permitting, to view the night sky through a 22-inch research telescope. This program is suitable for ages 5 and older.

Mother Nature's Child - Growing Outdoors in the Media Age - Greenwich Audubon Society
January 20, 2012 - Greenwich

This film explores nature's powerful role in children's health and development through the experience of toddlers, children in middle childhood and adolescents. Following the film, there will be a short discussion with a guest speaker from the Connecticut Outdoor and Environmental Education Association ( For a trailer and more details, visit: RSVP required to Jeff at ext 239. Snow Date: January 27.

Music and Movement - Long Island Children's Museum
January 20, 2012 - Garden City

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

Free Teen Night @ MoMA: Artists Create - MoMa, Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building
January 20, 2012 - Manhattan

View rarely seen footage of modern masters Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso painting in Paris. A discussion and activity will follow. This drop-in program is open to teens ages 14-19 on a first-come, first-served basis. Students must bring a valid high school ID.

Dinosaur Petting Zoo - Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
January 20, 2012 - Greenvale

Journey through prehistoric Australia and experience an amazing selection of dinosaurs and creatures that inhabited the landscape millions of years ago. Children will have the opportunity to feed, water, and care for these marvelous animals.

START (Story + Art) - Long Island Children's Museum
January 20, 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.

Snow Puddle Pals - Long Island Children's Museum
January 20, 2012 - Garden City

Fashion your own snow puddle pal that will melt your heart. Use a variety of snowy soft materials to create these fun winter keepsakes.

J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions - Grand Central Terminal, Vanderbilt Hall
January 20, 2012 - Manhattan

Speed, shotmaking and competitive fire will all be on display when some of the world's greatest squash players return to Grand Central Terminal for the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions, January 20-26. The only sports championship hosted annually in Grand Central Terminal, the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions is one of the most coveted titles in professional squash. The tournament's four-walled glass court under the glittering chandelier in Vanderbilt Hall was recently named by Yahoo as one of the top ten most unusual sports venues in the world. The 2012 J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions features a 32-player main draw and a 32-player qualification tournament for the men and a 16-player main draw and a 16-player qualification for the women. The combination of the perennial sold-out stadium seating and the public viewing available on the front wall by what is expected to be more than 200,000 Grand Central commuters during tournament week makes the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions the largest squash spectator event in the world.

Handmade Pastas Class - Taste Buds
January 20, 2012 - Manhattan

Learn how to make pasta dough in the shapes you love to eat. Learn to knead, roll, and cut pasta to make fettucini and to shape and fill perfect raviolis. Participants will also make fresh tomato and basil sauce to go on top of their fresh pasta.

Free Trial Class! YogaKids Apprentice - JCC Rockland
January 20, 2012 - West Nyack

This fun and educational class combines yoga poses with music, movement, and stories. Children learn about their body parts as they stretch into yoga poses, move to different types of music, and play noncompetitive games.

'FIRE & RAIN' An evening of the music of JAMES TAYLOR performed by DAVE BINDER - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
January 20, 2012 - New York

The music of James Taylor continues to be part of the fiber of pop music culture. This program is an annual event on many campuses and is the show that has made Dave Binder a legend on the college circuit. The "Fire & Rain" program will shed new light on the words and music of this timeless performer, James Taylor. Close your eyes and you're sure James is in the room. Open your ears and learn about the life and times of Taylor. Sit back and enjoy watching a packed house of students, parents, and friends singing along to some classic tunes. After 25 years of touring college campuses and over 3000 shows, Dave Binder concerts have truly become a tradition on many campuses throughout the country. Binder began his career in 1979 and has since showcased in six regions at 12 showcases, including a national showcase in Nashville.

A Taste of Shabbat - JCC Rockland
January 20, 2012 - West Nyack

Parents or grandparents and kids can celebrate Shabbat with songs, stories, crafts, and music. Hosted by Aviva Kohl and guitar player Daniel Sonnenschein.

FAM FLIX: "Puff the Magic Dragon" - Orange Splot Art Spot
January 20, 2012 - Peekskill

Enjoy art making and a movie with the family. Popcorn included.

Ozomatli - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
January 20, 2012 -

Three-time Grammy Award-winners Ozomatli's music has been described as urban-Latin-hip-hop-salsa-dancehall-samba-funk, with the sounds of reggae, Indian raga and New Orleans second line thrown in. It is playful, happy and terrifically danceable, and its mash-up of styles can transport listeners around the world. This LA-based group, who have been designated as State Department Cultural Ambassadors, has taken their party sound into the global arena, playing not only free concerts but giving classes to local musicians in Nepal, Jordan, India, and Tunisia, and extending humanitarian outreach in Vietnam, Thailand, and earthquake-ridden China. Their message is simple: different instruments but one rhythm, with music uniting us all.

Family Night Hike - Stamforduseum & ature Ceter
January 20, 2012 - Stamford

Come for an adventure in the night woods. Listen for winter owls, explore your night vision, make a spark in the dark and learn the trick of the disappearing head. Warm up after the hike with some hot chocolate. Recommended for ages 6 and up. Pre-registration is required.

Times Square International Theater Festival Presents 'Sanctuary' by Susanne Sulby - Theatre 500
Through January 20, 2012 - New York

New York premiere of Susanne Sulby's one-woman, multiple-character play, "Sanctuary," which premiered in the Philadelphia Fringe in 2005. Inspired by her musings about the Serbo-Croatian civil wars in the early '90s, the multimedia show explores the futility of war and our need for sanctuary from it, focusing primarily on three female characters: a mother bombarded by endless television broadcasts of destruction and death, an emotionally detached war correspondent and a prisoner of war who both longs for her mother and is desperate at being separated from her own children. "Sanctuary" employs writings ranging from Rumi's thirteenth-century poetry to a soldier's email as it tracks the intransigence of war through history. A theme emerges: one war is like another; history repeats itself as the same mistakes are made again and again as scene in the compelling video footage from wars throughout history. Is it possible to break the cycle? Finally each of the three focal characters discover that peace is inevitable; the answer is love.

Times Square International Theater Festival Presents 'The Knocking Within' by Wendy Jehlen - Little Times Square Theatre
Through January 20, 2012 - New York

World premiere of "The Knocking Within" by ANIKAI Dance Theater, choreographed by Wendy Jehlen. This new text-based work looks at insanity and a dysfunctional relationship through texts from four of Shakespeare's tragedies: Hamlet, Macbeth, Othello and Titus Andronicus. The piece is staged as a duet performed choreographer, Wendy Jehlen and Pradhuman Nayak. Performed in English and Hindi.Lighting design by Holly Ko. Wendy Jehlen is a choreographer of Contemporary Dance whose work is based in Bharata Natyam, Capoeira, West African dance, Butoh and Contemporary dance styles from the US, Europe and Asia. She is the Founder/Artistic Director of ANIKAI Dance, a company based primarily in Boston.

FAMILY FRIDAY PIZZA & MOVIE NIGHT- How to Train Your Dragon - Charlotte's Place
January 20, 2012 - New York

It’s Friday night, you made it through the week, the kids are hungry, and you’re too tired to cook. Bring the whole family to Charlotte’s Place (109 Greenwich Street in Lower Manhattan) at 6 PM on January 20 for free Family Friday Pizza & Movie Night. January’s movie is the Academy Award nominated How to Train Your Dragon, about a young Viking named Hiccup who aspires to become a dragon slayer. Once he sets out and captures his first dragon, he finds an unlikely friend and realizes he cannot kill him. After befriending the dragon, whom he dubs Toothless, they go along a journey that changes their view of the world forever. The film stars the voices of Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, and Jonah Hill. Charlotte’s Place is a gathering space in Lower Manhattan. Open to everyone, it is supported and operated by Trinity Wall Street, an Episcopal parish in the city of New York. For upcoming events, visit, or check the Charlotte’s Place Facebook and Twitter pages. WHAT: Family Friday Pizza & Movie Night Trinity Wall Street continues its series of free family movie and pizza nights at Charlotte’s Place, a gathering space operated by Trinity, with How to Train Your Dragon, about a young Viking whose dream to be a dragon slayer changes once he captures a dragon and befriends him. WHEN: Friday, January 20 from 6 PM -7:30 PM WHERE: Charlotte’s Place 109 Greenwich Street (rear of 74 Trinity Place), between Rector and Carlisle Streets ADMISSION: Free and open to all INFORMATION:; 212-602-0800 Follow Charlotte’s place on Twitter (@CharlottesPlc) and Facebook (

Tea Party Storytime - Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
January 20, 2012 - Manhattan

Warm yourself with stories about tea parties, and visit the Ladies Parlor to see the tea party display. Afterward, have a pretend tea party using cups and saucers from the Touch Collection. An optional brief tour of the period rooms will follow. For children 6 and younger.

Pajama GLOGA Yoga - Karma Kids Yoga
January 20, 2012 - West Village

Kids should come in their pajamas for a fantastical yoga adventure, followed by a story and yummy-smelling foot rubs. Milk and cookies will be served after the class. For ages 4-7. To reserve a spot for your child, call 646-638-1444 or email

Kids Night Out: Dancing with the Stars - Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary & Audubon Center
January 20, 2012 - Oyster Bay

Calling all Junior Space Rangers. Discover the heavens above at Kids Night Out. Investigate the wonders of space through games, crafts, and stories. Look through telescopes at far-out planets, stars, and nebulas. This special evening is sure to be out of this world

Al Jazeera English: Fault Lines Screening - Santos Party House
January 20, 2012 - New York

Al Jazeera English Presents: “Fault Lines”, an Exclusive Documentary Screening (Followed by a Q & A with AJE correspondent Sebastian Walker and Fault Lines producer Andrea Schmidt). Free admission/ cash bar

PreSchool Playdate - Bounce U Farmingdale
January 20, 2012 - Farmingdale

Younger children just can't get enough bouncing, and Preschool Playdate gives them a chance to come back every week. Nothing could be better than having a chance to laugh, socialize, and get a little exercise, and our experienced staff is on hand to supervise at all times. As long as they're old enough to walk, they'll enjoy our music, our games, and all the bouncing they can handle.

Alan Gilbert and Lang Lang - New York Philharmonic
Through January 21, 2012 -

Jeff Mangum (of Neutral Milk Hotel) - Brooklyn Academy of Music
Through January 21, 2012 -

Singer-songwriter and guitarist Jeff Mangum--the effusive frontman of 90's indie rock band Neutral Milk Hotel--comes to BAM for a solo show in the Howard Gilman Opera House. Known for his hard-strumming style that melds dream-drenched imagery with gritty hymns to togetherness, Mangum takes the stage for what will surely be a standout evening.

Times Square International Theater Festival Presents 'Broken' by Walter May - Theatre 500
Through January 21, 2012 - New York

When an unstable but mysteriously compelling homeless woman confronts a lonely office worker on an urban waterfront, the past crashes down on both as they revisit the painful paths that brought them there and look for a reason to hope. Their pasts are revealed through their growing concern for each other until an incredible twist turns everything you though you knew about these intense characters completely upside down. Directed by Christopher Carter Sanderson, designed and built by Ryan Hauenstein, costumes designed by Mary Anne Davis.

Times Square International Theater Festival Presents 'Seasons' by Katie Hammond (lyrics and book) and Elaine Pechacek (music) - Little Times Square Theatre
Through January 21, 2012 - New York

This is a new musical by Katie Hammond and Elaine Pechacek, produced for the first time in TSITF. With four characters and little to no spoken dialogue, the story is told through music and song. Spanning the course of one year, "Seasons" is a story about love, delving into the lives of two couples. Helen and Peter are classmates who reconnect at a high school reunion and struggle with an unexpected pregnancy. Hope and Mrs. Jones are a mother and daughter with a close bond, celebrating a recent engagement and grappling with an unwelcome diagnosis. With Kristyn Chalker, Kyle Szen, Katie Hammond and Amy Arbizzani; directed by Danny Williams.

Times Square International Theater Presents 'Match' - Little Times Square Theatre
Through January 21, 2012 - New York

American and New York premiere of a happy and grotesque play about life from Budapest, Hungary. The company writes, "We all live together in one box, wishing ourselves out of it, so that we can be used for what we meant to be. We all want to be useful. There will be someone, who gives light in order that the invisible problems become visible. There will be someone, who is going to catch fire and set others on fire. And there are also some others ones who are already burnt. It depends on the operator for what we will be used for. Its their responsibility. While life goes on in one box, we never know who is the next one, we never know who gets the short straw." With Banana on the Road and montage music. Cast of eleven German, French, Iranian, Hungarian and Kurdish actors and actresses. The Human Natural Theater is an international theater created for communication without borders and age ranges through the language of lyrics, dance, music and film. The founder of HNT, László Kocsis, is an award-winning director, choreographer and dancer who works prolifically in Hungary and Germany. The members of HNT are from different nations, in all age ranges. "Match" works with human, historical and religious issues through metaphors. Its multiculturalism is one of the reasons why this play has been so successful in Germany. Self criticism and criticism, lyricism and drama are all on the stage. The bridges between scenes are filled by fresh and breezy music played by a young talented band.

Times Square International Theater Festival Presents 'Horripilation!' written and performed by John Sowle - Little Times Square Theatre
Through January 21, 2012 - New York

The New York premiere of an astonishing journey into the world of ancient Indian theater by Kaliyuga Arts. The work combines the Natya Shastra, a remarkably refined and elaborately detailed pre-Christian theatre text from India, with Teyyam, a primitive South India ritual, to create a work that "plunges audiences into a dazzling realm of color and movement, virtually unknown in the West but filled with amazing insights and invaluable lessons for all those who treasure theatre" (Teed Rockwell, India Currents). Playwright and performer John Sowle has a Ph.D. in Dramatic Art from the University of California at Berkeley and received a Fulbright Fellowship to study dance-theatre in South India. Sowle and his partner Steven Patterson, who directed Horripilation!, founded Kaliyuga Arts in 1986 in Los Angeles and have produced, directed, designed and performed award-winning Kaliyuga Arts' shows in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York. Most recently Sowle directed a revival of the Al Carmines and Gertrude Stein musical In Circles at Judson Memorial Church, where it was done originally in the 60s. He is currently the Associate Artistic Director at Stageworks in Hudson, NY.

Times Square International Theater Festival Presents 'Garbo' by Joe Gulla - Roy Arias Studios
Through January 21, 2012 - New York

This short comedy/drama tells the story of Joe, a gay New Yorker enjoying an extended holiday in Rome, Italy. Like any foreigner who visits the Eternal City, Joe's daily life is filled with ever-changing sensorial delights – culture shock at its best! But it is not until he happens upon the tiny, candle-lit Garbo Bar – hidden on a small cobblestoned street in the ancient quarter of Trastevere – that his emotional adventure truly begins! Funny and heartfelt, "Garbo" explores why life and love may be better lived outside the closet... even (or especially) in the shadow of the Vatican! Written by Joe Gulla, directed by Brian Rardin

The 9/11 Peace Story Quilt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 22, 2012 - Manhattan

Designed by the artist Faith Ringgold and created in collaboration with NYC students ages 8-19, this memorial quilt will be on view at the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education. The quilt poignantly conveys the importance of respect, understanding, and communication across cultures and religions to achieve the goal of peace. Comprised of three 72 x 50-inch panels, each with 12 squares on the theme of peace, the quilt will be displayed alongside several of the students' original works of art that inspired its content, as well as related works made this summer by the Museum's high school interns.

The 9/11 Peace Story Quilt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 22, 2012 -

The 9/11 Peace Story Quilt was designed by Faith Ringgold and constructed in collaboration with New York City students ages eight through nineteen. The quilt poignantly conveys the importance of communication across cultures and religions to achieve the goal of peace. Comprised of three panels, each with twelve squares on the theme of peace, the quilt will be displayed alongside several original works of art that inspired its content. Faith Ringgold is well known for her story quilts: art that combines painting, quilted fabric, and storytelling. Her work has been exhibited in major museums around the world and can be found in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and The Museum of Modern Art, among others. In addition to writing and illustrating eleven children's books, she has been the recipient of more than seventy-five awards, fellowships, citations, and honors, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Fellowship for painting, two National Endowment for the Arts Awards, and seventeen honorary doctorates. The quilt was commissioned by InterRelations Collaborative Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering cross-cultural understanding through art among the increasingly diverse student populations in New York City and the tri-state area. The exhibition was organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art in collaboration with the InterRelations Collaborative, Inc.

Parsons Dance - Joyce Theater
Through January 22, 2012 -

"One of the great movers of modern dance" (The New York Times) and "one of modern dance's great living dance-makers" (New York Magazine), David Parsons brings his company back to The Joyce with a program that includes one world premiere and two programs filled with selections from the company's repertory of more than 70 Parsons works. The programs will feature an assortment of audience favorites, including Swing Shift, with music by Kenji Bunch, and Touched by Time, with music by John Corigliano and costume design by Donna Karan. All programs will include David's stroboscopic masterwork, Caught.

Maurizio Cattelan: All - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through January 22, 2012 - New York

This retrospective survey marks the first time that the entirety of Maurizio Cattelan's oeuvre will be assembled into a coherent exhibition narrative, with more than 130 works borrowed from private and public collections around the world, ranging from the late 1980s to the present.

Times Square International Theater Festival Presents 'Woyzeck Musical Deathmetal,' written and directed by Christopher Carter Sanderson - Little Times Square Theatre
Through January 22, 2012 - New York

This is the New York premier of the workshop productions with went up for three days in November at Kentucky Repertory Theatre. An adaptation and translation of Buchner's classic play using mask, puppets, folk, acapella and deathmetal music to tell the story of Woyzeck's descent into madness and murder. The production is heavily musical until the very last scene, where the sheriff speaks clearly of the crime, not singing in any way, dressed in contemporary costume. Then we wonder if "Woyzeck" was ripped out of today's tabloid murder headlines… or set in Woyzeck's hallucinatory world of late-1800's Germany... or is it Norway? A workshop production of Gorilla Rep, written and directed by Christopher Carter Sanderson, directed by Christopher Carter Sanderson, choreographed by Erin Porvaznik, costumes by Mary Anne Davis, lighting design by: Ryan Hauenstein. Cast of nine. Christopher Carter Sanderson founded New York's Gorilla Repertory Theater Company in 1992.

Times Square International Theater Festival Presents 'Alita the Show' by Freia Canals and Denise Kornitz - Theatre 500
Through January 22, 2012 - New York

For children ages three to ten, Denise Komitz (Buenos Aires) and Freia Canals (Barcelona) perform a bilingual (English-Spanish) play with hand-made handpuppets. Once upon a time, there was a princess who decided to leave behind all she ever knew. Alita the Princess embarks on a very special, magical journey in which she faces an unknown but exciting future. The journey takes Alita to meet different characters who show her the true meaning of love and friendship. She will learns the importance of the little things around us that we might have taken for granted. A story for kids of all ages, a way to self-discovery, and a path full of excitement and surprises.

Times Square International Theater Festival Presents 'Breve Temporada de Invierno' - Theatre 500
Through January 22, 2012 - New york

Maranao Theater Company performs the world premiere of a two-character Cuban comedy by Nicolas Dorr, directed by Josean Ortiz (Puerto Rico). Performed in Spanish. The actors hail from Argentina and Puerto Rico. An aging actress, nearing the end of her career, must reconcile with her assistant, who has been her hairdresser, wardrobe manager, and in the past a fortuitous lover. Both will discover hidden aspects of their personalities.

Times Square International Theater Festival Presents 'A Time to Dance,' written and performed by Libby Skala - Theatre 500
Through January 22, 2012 - New York

Libby Skala portrays the life and soul of her great aunt, Austrian modern dancer Elizabeth "Lisl" Polk, in the dancer's own words. A dazzling story-teller, Lisl dances to her own stories of a turbulent life spanning the 20th Century, beginning with her premature birth in 1902 Vienna under the Hapsburg Empire. The daughter of a Catholic mother and Jewish father, she deals with the conflicting forces of anti-Semitism in her own home as she dreams of becoming a famous dancer. Met with opposition from her autocratic father, she finds unexpected ways to negotiate and fulfill her dream, while struggling to emerge from the shadow of a famous older sister (architect and Oscar-nominee Lilia Skala). Lisl longs for true love with the man of her dreams, and instead settles for Harry, a former WWI prisoner of war whose bathroom is big enough to dance in. They immigrate to New York where she secures safe passage for her extended family, becomes a mother and pioneers dance therapy (for which she wins a lifetime achievement award). Looking back over a century, she discovers a true love she always had and never realized. Libby Skala wrote and has performed "A Time to Dance" at St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival's Sunday Series in Ontario. It had a three-week run at Vancouver's Pacific Theatre and opened Fire Exit Theatre's 2011-2012 season in Calgary. In Germany, it was performed at the University of Dresden and at Theater im Greenhouse in Berlin. The show won Skala the "Best Solo Performer" award at the 2007 London Fringe Theatre Festival and an award from The Pandella Cultural Fund in Switzerland. Charleston City Paper (Rachel Ward) wrote, "Skala captivates from the moment she leaps on stage to address the audience in a convincing Viennese patois...surrendering herself to an uninhibited portrayal that captures her subject's spunky attitude and resilient spirit....her commitment is infectious." Ms. Skala's first one-woman play, "LiLiA!" (about her grandmother, actress Lilia Skala), has been performed across North America and in Europe. She played Viola in the St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival's production of "Twelfth Night." In Washington, D.C., she appeared in Jeffrey Sweet's "Value of Names" at Theatre J. She appeared in Jonathan Glazer's film "Birth," starring Nicole Kidman. (

Times Square International Theater Festival Presents 'Melting in Madras: Seeking, Singing and Sickness in India, 1995,' written and performed by by H.R. Britton - Little Times Square Theatre & Payan Theater
Through January 22, 2012 - New York

A story of seeking, singing and sickness. In 1995, a wide-eyed just-out-of-college H.R. Britton traveled to India for a year to gain spiritual clarity through yoga and music. But after three months, his quest for enlightenment took a detour when he became seriously ill. "Melting in Madras" is the story of this journey. Both funny and reflective, Britton uses storytelling, character work, and live raga-inspired singing and guitar playing to paint portraits and cityscapes and to tell the tale of his pilgrimage with all its confusion and beauty. Written by H.R. Britton, directed by Rajeev Varma. "What a show. H.R. Britton is a great storyteller ... Between the music, his impersonations of teachers, the verbal details of the adventure, and the tastes and smells of India, he pulled us in with each detail. He was standing in front of the audience, but really he had gotten into our heads." -- Peter Hajinian, Embedded "Melting in Madras is a lovely piece of work that ... will move you to tears, to laughter and to wishing you could leave on the next plane out." -- Lauryn Kronick, Fully Fringed

Times Square International Theater Festival Presents 'One Thousand Nine Hundred and Thirty Four Days' - Little Times Square Theatre
Through January 22, 2012 - New York

An ensemble piece created by a group of ten actors all from different nationalities: American, Asian, African, Israeli, Palestinian, Latin, etc. These actors wrote monologues based on their own life experiences in regards to one theme: longing. These stories reflect a number of similar themes such as: unrequited love, separation, mourning or adoption. The actors will draw inspiration from two places: a song by Gavin Degraw entitled "Not Over You" and the story of the return of the captive soldier Gilad Shalit, who was held captive for one thousand, nine hundred and thiry four days. It is an Isramerica production, conceived by Sivan Hadari and Charlotte Cohn and directed by Charlotte Cohn.

Times Square International Theater Festival Presents 'Superman 2050' by Theater Un-Speak-Able - Theatre 500
Through January 22, 2012 - New York

This original Superman comedy, set in a fictional Metropolis in the year 2050, is performed by seven actors on a single 3' by 7' platform. At no time do any actors exit the platform, instead they exist as either speaking characters or background objects in each scene. A fast-paced, high-energy show for all ages. A New York premiere performed by Theater Un-Speak-Able, directed by Marc Frost. "Superman 2050" premiered in April of 2011 at Link’s Hall in Chicago. The show then moved to The Second City where it received another enthusiastic run and a three star review from the Chicago Tribune. In July of 2011 "Superman 2050" went on a five-day Midwest tour performing at theater venues and train stations in Milwaukee, Chicago and the Twin Cities. A documentary film of the tour is currently in post-production.

Times Square International Theater Festival Presents 'The Night of the Assasins' by National Theater Company of the Dominican Republic - Theatre 500
Through January 22, 2012 - New York

This play by noted Cuban-born playwright Jose Triana (who has lived in Paris since 1980) is performed in Spanish. The assassins are three brothers who unfold a macabre game, dream about the murder of their parents, develop a generational conflict, and are accompanied by a hatred exacerbated to the abuse of the paternal power and the heavy oppression that feels. The three characters become, unfold and multiply into diverse characters (parents, neighbors, police, judges, assassins); taking the work to a circular drama with moments that clear the comedy. These universal character reflects human and familiar conflicts like the same mentally ill society that chooses to represent, to remember and to review facts on understanding impossibility, universal subjects that they breathe within those dangerous plays. The characters play at being able and cruel. In spite of the past time, they show in them an infantile face, locked up in an imaginary world created by them with a glance of upset and foolishness of its reality. The scenes reflect on infantiles and naive in this simple game and how the game is planned and conscious in the adults. These facts drive the point of the drama even more extreme than triggering the most perverse feelings, when the sadness, the joy, the wrath or the desperation are the detonators. Directed by Orestes Amador, designed by Christian Martinez. With: Mileny Estévez, Wilson Ureña, Yorlla Lina Castillo. The play, originally produced in 1965 in Cuba, was invited to an international theatre festival in France, which catapulted it to world-wide critical acclaim. But it has been banned in Cuba for 40 years due to its insurgent undertones. It is described as the most frequently produced Latin American play in the Spanish-speaking world, which has historically been ruled largely by dictatorships. Reviewing a production at INTAR in 2000, The New York Times (Lawrence Van Gelder) wrote, "If there is anything to be said for repression, it is that it breeds brave, worthy art, and 'Night of the Assassins' is but one more example."

Metro Show - Metropolitan Pavilion
Through January 22, 2012 - New York

The inaugural Metro Show reveals its brand new face when it opens to the public on January 19 through 22, at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street in New York. Joining the brigade of the Americana dealers who signed on from the previous American Antiques Show is a new group of specialists who have expanded the vernacular of historical design, adding an exciting vitality and diversity to the fair’s new incarnation.

ADHD Parent Coaching Workshop Series - PTS Coaching
Through January 24, 2012 - Plainview

This ADHD workshop will help you develop the tools necessary, based on best practices, to help your child be successful in school, at home, and in life. Using a combination of education and coaching, specific strategies are developed to help you learn to establish appropriate rules and expectations and have your child cooperate. Email to register and for location details. Classes run through January 24, 2012.

New York Jewish Film Festival 2012 - The Jewish Museum
Through January 26, 2012 -

Presented by The Jewish Museum and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the 21st annual New York Jewish Film Festival will showcase World, US and New York premieres of dramatic feature films, fascinating documentaries, and engaging shorts exploring the Jewish experience around the globe.

Bounce Unlimited - The Sports Place
Through January 26, 2012 - Blauvelt

Bounce all-day long in an Inflatables Room. Jump on a giant slide, have fun on a bungee run, try your hand at an obstacle course, and more.

Jazz-minh Moore: 'Is That All There Is' - Lyons Wier Gallery
Through January 28, 2012 - New York

Lyons Wier Gallery is pleased to present, Is That All There Is, its second solo exhibition with Jazz-minh Moore. Moore’s new series of paintings features her sister, Asia Kindred, amidst the ruins of a deteriorating cabin. The primarily naturalistic pallet is infused with distortion and bright color, causing the compositions to hover between physical and psychological space. The cabin depicted was the first structure built on the land where the artist was born, deep in the Oregon woods. Over the years and seasons, Moore has watched the dilapidated structure fall into a nest-like geometry that she finds beautiful. The external post and lintel structure has given way to the kind of forgotten, mythical space that a teen might build her fort in; a space wherein secrets can be told and tasted, where the patchy, uneven ground is both soft and solid. It is within this context that Asia is found squatting, or absentmindedly doodling on the fallen boards with a sharp stick. The cabin and the girl are inextricably linked through overlapping compositions. In some works, such as 'The Tower', Asia is almost entirely camouflaged amidst a patterning of light and tattoos. The idea of aligning one's own experience symbolically with gods in mythical fables is prevalent in Moore’s new body of work. The work speaks obliquely to the artist's disillusionment with monotheistic and patriarchal codes within Western culture. Throughout these paintings, physicality is dominant in the materials, subject matter and process: wood on wood, sex, cutting, and nature. The birch surfaces that inhabit the work also have a voice within the compositions. Utilizing the wood grain as a landscape to influence her compositions, Moore leaves some sections unfinished, while others are highly rendered. The level of completion is an evolving collaboration between the artist's hand and the organic drawing ‘style’ present in the wood panel itself. Some surfaces are finished with a high gloss resin. Others are left bare. The surface treatment is reflective of the subject matter within each work. Through a combination of tattoos on her sister's body and archetypes carved into the wood panels of the fallen cabin, Moore creates a personal pantheon of gods to reflect her experiences. These divinities, including a pair of snails in slow fornication, a blue-faced Kali, lines from a Jenny Holzer projection, a sculpture of a laughing pig with a coin-slot asshole by Matthew Weinstein, Medusa, Ouroboros, performance artists Eva and Adele, Lady Rizo, and an inextricable tangle of vines, connect as beings to Moore’s quest for a new iconography. Jazz-minh Moore received her MFA at California State University, Long Beach, CA and BFA from Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA. She has received numerous grants and scholarships including a NYFA fellowship and a grant from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation. Moore has produced solo shows in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle and Paris and has been featured in publications such as Interview, Whitehot and American Art Collector among others. She is the co-founder of the New York City based art collective, Gutbox, and recently participated as a contestant on Season 2 of “Work of Art: The Next Great Artist” on Bravo TV. Moore currently works and lives in New York City. “Is That All There Is” was made possible in part by the New York Foundation for the Arts.

'The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats' - The Jewish Museum
Through January 29, 2012 - Manhattan

The first major U.S. exhibition to pay tribute to award-winning author and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats (1916-1983), this exhibition features more than 80 original works - from preliminary sketches and dummy books to final paintings and collages - for the artist's most popular books, including "The Snowy Day," which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2012. Published at the height of the American civil-rights movement and winner of the prestigious Caldecott Medal, "The Snowy Day" became a milestone, featuring the first African-American protagonist in a full-color picture book. Also on view are examples of Keats' most introspective but lesser-known output inspired by Asian art and haiku poetry, as well as documentary material and photographs.

Tunes with Tina - Bar on Fifth at Setai Fifth Avenue
Through January 29, 2012 - Manhattan

Singer/jazz pianist Tina deVaron will take center stage at this interactive weekend brunch where kids and parents are invited to sing along and request songs while enjoying a prix-fixe menu.

My Fair Lady - Westchester Broadway Theatre
Through January 29, 2012 - Elmsford

Perhaps the most popular musical of the 1950s, "My Fair Lady" is based on George Bernard Shaw's classic play "Pygmalion." The story revolves around Eliza Doolittle, a coarse peddler of flowers in Covent Garden who agrees to take speech lessons from phonetician Henry Higgins in order to fulfill her dream of working in a flower shop.

SITI Company - Bob - New York Live Arts
Through January 29, 2012 -

Returning for its third New York City Season, SITI Company is proud to begin its presenting partnership with the newly formed New York Live Arts with its Obie Award-winning Bob. Bob is a solo show that revolves around the life and times of an internationally known avant-garde theater director. Acclaimed as a genius, he rides the fast track of the ever-shrinking global art scene. He uses his own history and everyone around him as fodder for his grandiose staged spectacles. Through Bob, you'll experience a creative crisis in the making and see where American pop culture and high culture collide. Bob is not meant to be a realistic portrait of Robert Wilson the man, rather a dip into an engaging perspective about family, art, and American Culture.

Through January 29, 2012 - Scarsdale

The Tarrytown artist uses the invasive vine Oriental bittersweet to make works of art. November 6: Opening Reception with refreshments. Exhibit runs through Sunday, January 29, 2012.

From the RAC Studio - Rowayton Arts Center
Through January 29, 2012 - Rowayton

The exhibition features works in all media by RAC's teachers--Joanne Roy Askildsen, Robert Baxter, Frank Bruckmann, Christy Gallagher, John Grieco, Dana Goodfellow, Anne McCormick and Karl -- plus some of the adults and youngsters who participated in their 2011 classes. There is a reception on January 8 from 4pm-6pm.

Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties - Brooklyn Museum
Through January 29, 2012 - Prospect Heights

The exhibition Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties brings together for the first time the work of sixty-eight painters, sculptors, and photographers who explored a new mode of modern realism in the years bounded by the aftermath of the Great War and the onset of the Great Depression. Throughout the 1920s, artists created images of liberated modern bodies and the changing urban-industrial environment with an eye toward ideal form and ordered clarity -- qualities seemingly at odds with a riotous decade best remembered for its flappers and Fords.

Treasures of Islamic Manuscript Painting from the Morgan - Morgan Library & Museum
Through January 29, 2012 -

This exhibition presents important Islamic manuscripts, including an illustrated translation of the life of celebrated Persian poet, and beautifully written Qur'ans.

How The World Began - The Peter Jay Sharp Theater
Through January 29, 2012 - New York

Women's Project, in association with South Coast Repertory, presents How The World Began by Catherine Trieschmann, directed by Daniella Topol, designed by Clint Ramos, Brian H Scott and Darron L West with Justin Kruger, Adam LeFevre and Heidi Schreck. Following the stellar success of her play CROOKED at WP in 2008, Catherine Trieschmann returns with a new play about Susan, a high school biology teacher who leaves Manhattan for a job in Plainview, Kansas. Susan is ready for more than a little culture shock, but she's not prepared for the firestorm that engulfs the town when she makes an off-handed comment about the origins of the universe. December 28, 2011 - January 29, 2012. Tuesdays-Saturdays at 7:30p, Sundays at 3:00p & 7:30p. (Exceptions: No shows on Sat 12/31 or Sun 1/1).

An Artist Remembers: Hanukkah Lamps Selected by Maurice Sendak - The Jewish Museum
Through January 29, 2012 -

For this exhibition, the museum invited renowned artist and illustrator Maurice Sendak to choose a group of Hanukkah lamps from the collection. Sendak's work is characterized by a push and pull between beauty and sorrow, light and darkness. His art is triggered by memories and is also their repository. The world he creates is both dangerous and healing, as he tries to deal with the trauma of the Holocaust, in which many members of his family perished. When going through the museum's collection, the sheer number and variety of lamps struck a nerve, underscoring Sendak's deep, lifelong sense of loss at the destruction of the prewar world of his Eastern European Jewish parents. Having movingly evoked that world in his drawings for Zlateh the Goat and Other Stories (1966) and In Grandpa's House (1985), he surprised himself by mostly avoiding its rich visual language when choosing lamps for this presentation. "I stayed away from everything elaborate. I kept looking for very plain, square ones, very severe looking," he explained. "Their very simplicity reminded me of the Holocaust. And I thought it was inappropriate for me to be thinking of elaboration." The lamps Sendak finds most compelling and poignant are those that "go right to the heart," whose "beauty is contained." Yet his sense of humor is never far from the surface: as he made his choices he often free-associated, whimsically recalling old movies and Catskills family vacations. Above all, he is guided by his sensibility as an artist and author. He is drawn to simplicity of line, to a design "subservient to the basic idea of the piece," a

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