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THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN BRONX ON JANUARY 28

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

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

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

DGV: Danse a Grande Vitesse - New York City Ballet
January 28, 2012 -

Originally created for The Royal Ballet, DGV propels 26 dancers through space with a supercharged, minimalist score by Michael Nyman.

Firebird - New York City Ballet
January 28, 2012 -

Balanchine's Firebird was one of the choreographer's first creations for the young New York City Ballet, using elaborate sets and costumes. The story, the choreography, the sets, and the music all integrated many brilliantly colored elements from Russian folklore. Because Balanchine chose to use the orchestral suite rather than the complete three-act score, he simplified the story and emphasized the mythical elements of the Firebird's character. For revivals in 1970, 1972, and 1980, Balanchine changed his choreography for the Firebird — and sometimes the costume as well — to suit the ballerina cast in the leading role. At Balanchine's invitation, in 1970, the artist Marc Chagall came to New York City to supervise the construction of new sets and costumes based on his designs for a new production. For the 1970 revival, Robbins contributed new choreography for the monsters' dance. The current production was staged in 1985. Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971), born in Russia, is acknowledged as one of the great composers of the twentieth century. His work encompassed styles as diverse as Romanticism, Neoclassicism and Serialism. His ballets for Diaghilev's Ballets Russes included The Firebird, Petrushka, The Rite of Spring, and Apollo. His music has been used in over thirty ballets originating with New York City Ballet from 1948 through 1987, including Danses Concertantes, Orpheus, The Cage, Agon, Monumentum pro Gesualdo, Rubies, Symphony in Three Movements, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Concerto for Two Solo Pianos, Suite from L'Histoire du Soldat, Concertino, and Jeu de Cartes.

New Wheeldon - New York City Ballet
January 28, 2012 -

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

Polyphonia - New York City Ballet
January 28, 2012 -

"Romantic with comic twists," is how Christopher Wheeldon describes his new work set to ten eclectic piano pieces by Ligeti. Its brief sections run the choreographic spectrum from the bold, neoclassic angularity of Balanchine through playful duets, a dreamy waltz, a gentle, plaintive solo to the intense intertwining of one couple. Anchored by dynamic opening and closing ensembles filled with twisting turns, jabs and quirky hard movements, its eight dances seem to be tearing through the musical fabric. Overhead horizontal lifts, rolls and pushes off the floor contrast with classical ballet steps. The first of two key duets for the leading principal couple evokes sea creatures swimming, while the second looks like a strange plant growing and closing in on itself. The last horizontal lifts and fade out arrest the movement, frame it and let it dissolve like a film. Ligeti's polyphony (many individual voices sounding simultaneously) with fleeting references to Stravinsky, Debussy, Kodály and Prokofiev, among others, finds its match in the choreographer's interweaving of ballet and modem dance movement.

The Steadfast Tin Soldier - New York City Ballet
January 28, 2012 -

The Steadfast Tin Soldier, based loosely on a Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, focuses on the wistful courtship and love between a tin soldier and a paper-doll ballerina. The work was commissioned by the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. The present pas de deux stems from a 1955 collaboration in which Balanchine, Francisco Moncion, and Barbara Milberg choreographed all of Bizet's Jeux d'Enfants. Both the context and the woman's variation of The Steadfast Tin Soldier were derived from this earlier work. The soldier's variation was restaged for the new pas de deux. Georges Bizet (1838-1875) is best known for Carmen, one of the most successful operas ever written. However, he had more success in his lifetime with non-operatic works. He was an excellent pianist, and wrote many pieces for that instrument, including Jeux d'Enfants. Many of the operas Bizet wrote, with the exceptions of Carmen and The Pearl Fishers, were destroyed by the composer or never finished.

Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux - New York City Ballet
January 28, 2012 -

An eight-minute display of ballet bravura and technique, Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux uses music that the composer belatedly created for Act III of Swan Lake. It was hurriedly composed for Anna Sobeshchanskaya, a Bolshoi prima ballerina who was scheduled to make her debut in the title role at the fourth performance of the 1877 Moscow production, and sought to enrich the part of Odile. Because the music was not in the original score, it was not published with the rest of Swan Lake, and disappeared for more than half a century. When it was discovered in the Bolshoi Theater archives in 1953, Balanchine sought — and was granted — permission to use it for his own choreography.

Who Cares? - New York City Ballet
January 28, 2012 -

In 1937, George Gershwin asked Balanchine to come to Hollywood to work with him on Samuel Goldwyn's "Follies." Tragically, Gershwin was felled by a brain tumor before he completed the ballet music for the film. Thirty-three years later, Balanchine choreographed Who Cares? to 16 songs Gershwin composed between 1924 and 1931, including "I Got Rhythm," "The Man I Love," "Embraceable You," and "My One and Only." Kay's orchestrations draw extensively on Gershwin's own piano arrangements of his songs. Balanchine used the songs not to evoke any particular era but as a way to portray an exuberance that is both broadly American and charged with the distinctive energy of Manhattan.

Tosca - Metropolitan Opera
January 28, 2012 -

Patricia Racette won plaudits when she first sang the title role at the Met in 2010. Now she returns with Roberto Alagna and Aleksandrs Antonenko alternating as her heroic lover, Cavaradossi. George Gagnidze and James Morris share the role of Scarpia.

The Enchanted Island - Metropolitan Opera
January 28, 2012 -

In one extraordinary new work, lovers of Baroque opera have it all: the world's best singers, glorious music of the Baroque masters, and a story drawn from Shakespeare. In The Enchanted Island, the lovers from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream are shipwrecked on his other-worldly island of The Tempest. Inspired by the musical pastiches and masques of the 18th century, the work showcases arias and ensembles by Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau, and others, and a new libretto by Jeremy Sams. Eminent conductor William Christie leads an all-star cast with David Daniels (Prospero) and Joyce DiDonato (Sycorax) as the formidable foes, Plácido Domingo as Neptune, Danielle de Niese as Ariel, and Luca Pisaroni as Caliban. Lisette Oropesa and Anthony Roth Costanzo play Miranda and Ferdinand. The dazzling production is directed and designed by Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch (Satyagraha and the Met's 125 anniversary gala).

Kayhan Kalhor - kamancheh - Metropolitan Museum of Art
January 28, 2012 -

An evening of traditional Persian music. Three-time GRAMMY nominee Kayhan Kalhor is an internationally acclaimed virtuoso on the kamancheh (a Persian bowed string instrument). He has studied the music of Iran's many regions, in particular those of Khorason and Kordestan, and has toured the world as a soloist with various ensembles and orchestras including the New York Philharmonic and the Orchestre National de Lyon. He is co-founder of the renowned ensembles Dastan, Ghazal: Persian & Indian Improvisations and Masters of Persian Music. Kayhan Kalhor has composed works for Iran's most renowned vocalists Mohammad Reza Shajarian and Shahram Nazeri and has also performed and recorded with Iran's greatest instrumentalists. He has composed music for television and film and was most recently featured on the soundtrack of Francis Ford Coppola's Youth Without Youth in a score that he collaborated on with Osvaldo Golijov. Kayhan is a member of Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Project and his compositions appear on all three of the Ensemble's albums.

Beethoven, Stravinsky, and Ravel - New York Philharmonic
Through January 28, 2012 -

Special Camp Fair 2012 - Church of St. Paul the Apostle
January 28, 2012 - Manhattan

More than 60 camps for children with disabilities will participate, including days camps from the five boroughs of NYC and sleepaway camps from the tri-state area. Attendees will learn about appropriate summer programs for children with special needs and will receive a free guide to area camps (in English and Spanish).

GIGANTOUR Featuring Megadeth With Motorhead, Volbeat & Lacuna Coil - Theater at Madison Square Garden
January 28, 2012 -

Gigantour featuring Megadeth, Motorhead, Volbeat & Lacuna Coil will be one of the heaviest shows of the year - don't miss the metal!

The Stinky Cheese Man - Emelin Theatre
January 28, 2012 - Mamaroneck

Jack has to use his wits to save himself from the terrible Giant, but a host of familiar fairytale characters keep messing up his plans...and then there's that annoying Stinky Cheese Man! Characters slide in and out of stories and nothing is quite the same as you remember it from classic fairy tales in this stage adaptation of the book by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith. Ages 4 and older. Call (914) 698-0098 or visit www.emelin.org for tickets.

Breakfast with the Beasts - Staten Island Zoo
January 28, 2012 - Staten Island

One of Staten Island Zoo's most loved programs. Join us for a tour of our animal kitchen, help prepare some food for critters and watch them eat. Meet some animals close up and have a breakfast snack while you are here.

Applause Weekend Workshop performs 'Unhappily Ever After' - Emelin Theatre
January 28, 2012 - Mamaroneck

Are the people in the fairy tales we grew up with always as happy as they seem? Or do they have problems just like us? Join this group of 6th-8th graders as they perform their way through "Unhappily Ever After," an original musical revue conceived and produced by the Applause team of teachers.

The Dragon King - Saddle River Valley Cultural Center
January 28, 2012 - Upper Saddle River

This lively marionette puppet show tells the tale of the Dragon King. A terrible drought has overtaken the land and the world is brown and lifeless. The Dragon King is ruler over all things but has done nothing to restore life. Follow Grandmother as she journeys to the bottom of the sea to seek the Dragon King and make things right.

Yesterday – A Tribute to The Beatles - Queensborough Performing Arts Center
January 28, 2012 - Bayside

They’re back! Relive the incredible excitement of the most influential rock group in the history of pop music. The #1 Beatles tribute act in the world, Yesterday, recreates the historic performances of the Beatles from 1964 to 1974 on The Ed Sullivan Show, at The Hollywood Bowl, and at Shea Stadium with their "Magical Mystery Tour.” The first act focuses on the early years and the second act of the show chronicles their amazing career from the Sgt. Pepper era on. Complete with costume changes, witty stage banter, vintage film footage and exciting vocals, Yesterday transports the audience back to a bygone era of peace and love.

Special Camp Fair 2012 - Church of St. Paul the Apostle
January 28, 2012 - New York

Resources for Children with Special Needs (RCSN) - Annual Special Camp Fair - Parents of children and teens with special needs: it may be hard to believe, but now is the time to think about summer camp. Camps open registration in the winter, and space and financial assistance is limited. You can meet experts from over 60 summer programs at the Free Annual Special Camp Fair presented by RCSN. The Fair will take place Saturday January 28, 2012, from 11 AM to 3 PM at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle (Columbus Ave. and W. 60th St. Manhattan). For more information and to enter a free prize drawing, visit www.resourcesnyc.org or call Resources for Children with Special Needs at (212) 677-4650 ext. 34.

The Broadway Experience Audition & Masterclass Series - LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts
January 28, 2012 - Manhattan

Students (ages 11-19) will take part in a unique dance and song masterclass led by Broadway artists, followed by an audition for 2012 enrollment. Preregistration required; come with sheet music from a Broadway show and be prepared to sing 32-64 bars for a vocal audition. There will also be a chance to win two tickets and a backstage tour of "Mary Poppins" on Broadway. The Broadway Experience is an international musical theatre program designed to create triple-threat performers. Students undergo an intense study of dance, voice, and acting and have the opportunity to work with current Broadway professionals and master teachers.

Saturday Crafts - The Field Library
January 28, 2012 - Peekskill

Discover your inner artist at this drop-in craft event.

'Wuthering Heights' - New Victory Theater
January 28, 2012 - Manhattan

Edgar and Heathcliff have always been Catherine's whole world, and the battle between her heart and her head consumes her. "Choose, choose, and make peace with your choice," her housemaid Nelly urges her in this fearless stage adaptation of Emily Bront�'s sweeping love story. Played on a spare set evoking the wild and mysterious nature of the moors, this contemporary production exposes the timeless nature and inescapable power of the classic novel as part of The Zoem! New Dutch Theater festival.

Make-A-Wish Fundraiser - Sport Pump Class - THE GYM Armonk
January 28, 2012 - Armonk

THE GYM Armonk is holding classes to raise money for Make-A-Wish Foundation throughout the month of January. Today: Sport Pump with Rob F.

Origami Bob Workshop - Ossining Public Library - Children's Program Room
January 28, 2012 - Ossining

Origami projects for children ages 7 and older. Limited to the first 12 children to arrive by 2pm.

13th Annual Westchester County Slam Dunk Tournament - Westchester County Center
January 28, 2012 - White Plains

See some of the area's best high school basketball match-ups. The four-day tournament showcases 24 of the best boys' and girls' teams in the area, featuring some of the most exciting play of the upcoming high school basketball season. A complete bracket of games is available at www.countycenter.biz.

Family Art Project: Natural Nature Books - Wave Hill
January 28, 2012 - Bronx

With guest artist and book maker Wennie Huang, learn how to create both simple and sophisticated books for all ages. Write your own short story about the woods, and press some natural materials between its hand-bound pages. Admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Beginning Beekeeping - Wave Hill
January 28, 2012 - Bronx

Thriving beehives exist in community gardens, backyards, and on rooftops throughout New York City. Share the joys and challenges of urban beekeeping with Bronx beekeepers Roger Repohl and Sara Katz. Learn what you need to start a hive, including equipment, start-up costs, and where to obtain bees, to help you decide if urban beekeeping is for you. Registration required, online at www.wavehill.org, by calling 718-549-3200 ext. 305, or at the Perkins Visitor Center.

Amazing Animal Eyes - Teatown Lake Reservation
January 28, 2012 - Ossining

Animal eyes come in all shapes and sizes, from the built-in binoculars of hawks to the multi-faceted eyes of insects. See how animals look at the world in their own unique ways. Call 914-762-2912 ext. 110 to make a reservation.

Public Marine-Biology Programs - Maritime Aquarium
January 28, 2012 - Norwalk

This informative program allows visitors access to the marine-education programming available to school groups. Check the Aquarium's website for today's subject. Fifteen participants are taken on a first come first served basis for each time slot. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Tot Shabbat - Congregation Sons of Israel
January 28, 2012 - Upper Nyack

Families with toddlers are invited to celebrate Shabbat with singing, dancing, praying, story-telling, and other activities.

Around the World Performance Series: Hungary - Stepping Stones Museum
January 28, 2012 - Norwalk

America's leading Hungarian ethnic dance ensemble and a renowned folk music group take visitors on a tour of Hungary through dance, music and costume.

Mutt-i-grees� - Stepping Stones Museum
January 28, 2012 - Norwalk

Dog puppet Dash teaches children about the uniqueness and desirability of shelter dogs.

Jack and the Beanstalk - Ridgefield Playhouse
January 28, 2012 - Ridgefield

Despite his mother's disapproval, Jack trades the family cow for magic beans that take him to a faraway land above the clouds where he encouters a miserly and ill-tempered giant.

Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam - Nassau Coliseum
January 28, 2012 - Uniondale

A fun family event that will make boys (and girls) squeal with delight as the big monster trucks come barreling in performing daredevil feats.

Family Jams featuring Music for Aardvarks - Groove
January 28, 2012 - Larchmont

Family Jams at Groove are interactive musical experiences for the whole family. The music is live and the vibe is truly original. Each Jam is led by talented musician/educators who really know how to play. Most appropriate for ages 6 months-5 years. Registration required at www.findgroove.com.

Open House - Nauraushaun Nursery School
January 28, 2012 - Pearl River

Parents of prospective students are invited to stop by this open house and registration event. Snow date is Saturday, February 4.

Musical Storytime - The Playroom
January 28, 2012 - Nyack

Mr. Ric, owner/director/teacher at The Busy Bee Playschool of Rockland, shares his musical versions of such popular children's book as Green Eggs and Ham; Brown Bear, Brown Bear what do you see?; Chicka chicka boom boom; and many others. Meanwhile, parents can enjoy coffee and the newspaper at an adult-friendly lounge at the front of The Playroom?

The Color Purple - Eisenhower Hall Theatre
January 28, 2012 - West Point

A musical based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker and the film by Steven Spielberg. The story of a woman named Celie, who finds her unique voice in the world. Nominated for eleven Tony Awards®, The Color Purple is a celebration of love and a Broadway phenomenon with a GRAMMY®-nominated score featuring jazz, gospel and blues.

Free Craft Saturdays - Make a Penguin Booklet & Craft - Straight A's
January 28, 2012 - White Plains

Today, kids can drop in to make a penguin craft. They'll color a learning booklet about penguins, then create their very own paper penguin. Straight A's sells educational toys, gifts and teacher supplies.

Spelling Bee - Straight A's
January 28, 2012 - White Plains

Kids in Kindergarten to 6th Grade can practice their spelling abilities. Everyone tries grade-appropriate words or easier, until there is one speller left.

Movie - 'The Dark Crystal' - The Picture House
January 28, 2012 - Pelham

The Muppets meet J.R.R. Tolkien in Jim Henson's story of a race of grotesque birdlike lizards called the Skeksis, gnomish dragons who rule their fantastic planet with an iron claw. Traditional puppets, marionettes, giant bodysuits, and mechanical constructions are mixed seamlessly in a fantasy world of towering castles, simple huts, dank caves, a giant clockwork observatory, and a magnificent landscape. Rated PG; recommended for ages 7+. (93min, USA, 1982).

WJO Performs - Bossa! Tango! Flamenco - Irvington Town Hall Theater
January 28, 2012 - Irvington

Revisiting one of their most rousing concerts, the extraordinary WJO will explore the engaging rhythms and melodies of Brazil, Argentina, and Spain. Jofre Romarion returns on bandoneon and Rogerio Boccato on percussion to perform the works of Antonio Carlos Jobim, Astor Piazzolla, and other Latin greats.

"July in January" Carnival & Fundraiser - Alcott School
January 28, 2012 - Scarsdale

You’ll swear it's The Fourth of July because beginning at 10am, the carnival atmosphere will include a bouncing castle, carnival games, a professional balloonist, an exciting storyteller, face painting, and music and movement sessions. Don't plan on breakfast or lunch because it will be available at Alcott, including the tastes and smell of summer including: hot dogs, cotton candy, pizza, popcorn, and delectable desserts and snacks. There will be raffles and silent auction items promising great gift certificates, exciting get-a-ways, wonderful prizes and so much more, donated by local merchants and friends of Alcott. Plan on having a great family day out of the winter doldrums.

Meet the Animals - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Wildlife Education Center
January 28, 2012 - Cornwall

The nature center and surrounding grounds are beautiful any time of year, plus they're a scenic drive from Rockland County. Stop by for the World of Bees and Brook Trout Exhibits then at 2:30pm join a Museum Educator to "Meet the Animal" of the week. Museum hours are 12-4pm.

Children of Eden - Westchester Sandbox Theatre
January 28, 2012 - Mamaroneck

The Mainstage production of "Children of Eden" is a musical spectacle from the composer of the current hit Broadway show, "Wicked." "Children of Eden" tells the story of the early chapters of the Bible with memorable music. Through Sunday, February 5. Call 914-630-0804 to order tickets.

Winter Wolves! - Wolf Conservation Center
January 28, 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.

Westchester County Bridal Expo - Westchester County Center
January 28, 2012 - White Plains

The show offers couples the opportunity to shop for all their wedding needs in one location. A wide variety of styles and prices to suit every taste and budget will be represented, as well as elegant fashion shows, live bands, displays, and samples of fine foods and confections.

Saturday Family Programs: The Wiyos - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
January 28, 2012 - Prospect Heights

Fedoras, vaudeville, and washboards: The Wiyos transport us back to the 1920s and '30s by inviting kids and adults alike to holler, stomp and sing along to old-time American folk music. This Brooklyn-based trio captures the vintage spirit of the era by drawing on blues, ragtime, spirituals, and Appalachian jug-band music.

U.S. Open Track & Field - Madison Square Garden
January 28, 2012 -

Garden legend Bernard Lagat will headline in the men's mile in a USA Track & Field meet that promises to showcase the best of the sport's tradition in a streamlined in-stadium and broadcast presentation. The U.S. Open will be the first track meet to be held in The Garden following the completion of the first phase of the building's historic, top-to-bottom, three-year Transformation, and will be the first major professional meet in the United States as the 2012 Olympic Year gets under way. The road to London runs through New York City!

Knickerbocker Ice Festival - Rockland Lake State Park
January 28, 2012 - Congers

This winter celebration, now in its sixth year, honors the history of the ice industry at Rockland Lake State Park. The Festival features an ice carving competition, a bonfire, nature walks, a KIDZ Ice Park, an historic ice art gallery, food and beverages, entertainment, and "Artists in the Park" painting on Saturday and selling their works on Sunday. Dress for the weather and walking and be warned, there are no bathrooms at this event.

The Cast of Beatlemania - Ridgefield Playhouse
January 28, 2012 - Ridgefield

The cast perform hits that are popular with several generations of fans.

Graham Clark Concert - John Jay Middle School Theatre at Cross River
January 28, 2012 - Cross River

Interactive entertainment for children and grown-ups with music, humor, stories, and games.

Family Weekend Workshop - My Day in Pictures - Hudson River Museum & Planetarium
January 28, 2012 - Yonkers

After seeing Winfred Rembert's scenes of daily life in the exhibit, Amazing Grace, create your own colorful picture of your day with felt.

WestportREADS 2012--TEEN Xbox Event - Westport Public Library
January 28, 2012 - Westport

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

Free Crafts for Kids - Lakeshore Learning Store
January 28, 2012 - New Hyde Park

Keep those little hands busy as they create craft projects every Saturday this month. Children ages 3 and up are welcome at all Lakeshore Learning locations. For more information, visit www.LakeshoreLearning.com/FreeCrafts4Kids.

Open House: SMB's Fashion Design Academy - The High School of Fashion Industries
January 28, 2012 - New York

Learn more about this sewing academy's new fashion design classes for tweens and teens ages 11-17. Classes begin February 18. Students will learn how to execute basic hand and machine stitches in the form of samples. They will ultimately complete a sewing skills portfolio and a finished Dirndle skirt.

Up4Art! - Staten Island Children's Museum
January 28, 2012 - Staten Island

Create a self portrait with colored pencils.

Masala Bhangra Workout for Families Affected by Autism - Queens Museum of Art
January 28, 2012 - Corona

ArtAccess presents a fitness class for families affected by Autism. Come and experience the traditional Indian dance Bhangra and the exhilaration of Bollywood! The name, The Masala Bhangra Workout, is derived from two Indian words: Masala, which is a spice combination used in Indian cooking, and Bhangra, which is a traditional folk dance from the northern state of Punjab, India. In three sessions, students will learn distinct moves from the program and create a choreographed sequence. To register contact Michelle Lopez at autisminitiatives@queensmusuem.org.

Tales to Tails - Wilton Library
January 28, 2012 - Wilton

Children read to therapy dogs. The use of trained therapy dogs in reading programs can result in children who feel comfortable reading out loud, read more often, attempt more difficult books, and actually look forward to reading. Children must read independently to participate. Registration is required.

Wilton High School Little Theatre Company presents Goonie Bird Green and Her True Life Adventures - Wilton Library
January 28, 2012 - Wilton

Children ages 4 and up are invited see this live performance of a story by award-winning author Lois Lowry. After the performance, children can ask questions and receive autographs from the performers. Registration required, no fee.

Artist Michael Albert - Easton Public Library
January 28, 2012 - Easton

The pop artist and author who is known for using cereal boxes and labels from other sources has a children's program first, then offers something for teens at 1pm. Snow date is February 11.

Story Time - Greenlight Booksstore
January 28, 2012 - Fort Greene

A different Brooklyn-based author comes in to read their work aloud to preschoolers and young elementary kids.

Lunar New Year Festival: Celebrate the Year of the Dragon - Queens Library: Flushing Branch
January 28, 2012 - Flushing

Come to the library for a festival to celebrate the Year of the Dragon. Culinary Arts and Crafts begin at 10:30 a.m. Learn How to prepare Sujebe, a popular Korean soup at 11:30 a.m. Make dough Chinese dragon figures with Catherine Lau at 1:30 p.m. For even more family fun, enjoy an afternoon of traditional Korean song and dance with the SongHee Lee Dance Company in collaboration with the Korean Traditional Performing Arts Association (KTPAA) at 3:00 p.m. All events are first come, first serve.

'Oliver!' presented by Random Farms Kids' Theater - Tarrytown Music Hall
January 28, 2012 - Tarrytown

A musical retelling of Dickens' famous novel, "Oliver Twist." The plot concerns the adventures of an orphan boy in 19th-century London as he escapes abusive treatment in an orphanage and joins a group of pickpockets. Songs include "Where is Love," "Consider Yourself," "I'd Do Anything," and "As Long As He Needs Me." The production is made up of over 100 young people who are divided into four casts. They come from throughout the tri-state area and have a wealth of theater, film, and television experience.

The Magical Land of Oz - Studio Theatre
January 28, 2012 - Lindenhurst

When Dorothy's house squashes the Wicked Witch of the East, she and her dog Toto set out on the adventure that has charmed millions. With her friends, Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion and Tin Woodsman, this remarkable journey takes them to the great Oz. A timeless story for kids of all ages.

Beatles Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
January 28, 2012 -

NYC's Longest Running Beatles Show STRAWBERRY FIELDS featuring former members of Broadway's BEATLEMANIA Doors: 11am - Show: 12pm Ticket includes All-You-Can-Eat-Buffet, Show, Tax and Tip $40 adv, $42.50 door STRAWBERRY FIELDS is a look-a-like, sound-a-like Beatles tribute, dedicated to bringing you as close to a real Beatles concert as you can get. They take you on a Magical Mystery Tour beginning in 1964 complete with mop top hair, black suits with thin ties & the 1st four albums of music. Next stop, 1967, features the psychedelic era of "Sergeant Pepper Lonely Hearts Club Band" album with all the costumes & jackets on the album cover. The last stop includes: "White Album", "Abbey Road" & "Let It Be".

Insects in Winter Walk - Greenwich Audubon Society
January 28, 2012 - Greenwich

Learn how insects survive winter's cold. Search for some hardy insects known to be active on the snow and along the winter-chilled Byram River. Also search for insects hidden away under logs, tree bark, and other winter retreats. Ages 5 and up. RSVP to Store at ext. 221.

Opening Reception: Student Art Festival Part I Grades K-8 - Guild Hall
January 28, 2012 - East Hampton

The current exhibition showcases student art from Montauk through Bridgehampton. Last year's exhibition featured over 3,500 pieces of student art that covered the gallery walls floor to ceiling, salon-style. The opening of Part I of the festival celebrates the work of students in pre-school, elementary and middle schools. At the reception there is also performances by The East Hampton Middle School Bonnettes and Amagansett School on the stage of the John Drew Theater.

Jack and the Beanstalk - Theatre Three
January 28, 2012 - Port Jefferson

A handful of magic beans starts Jack on one of the best-remembered adventures. Come explore the castle in the sky with Jack and his many friends. An original musical for the entire family.

Seal Cruise - Riverhead Foundation with Captain Lou Fleet
January 28, 2012 - Freeport

View winter harbor seal populations throughout Hempstead Bay. A naturalist is on board to discuss biology and behavior of seals and other marine life encountered. Proceeds support the New York State Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Rescue Program. Reservations required.

Pinkalicious - BayWay Arts Center
January 28, 2012 - East Islip

Pinkalicious loves pink and wants everything in her life to be pink. Follow her through this musical romp of the famous children's book.

Sleeping Beauty - Broadhollow Theater at Elmont
January 28, 2012 - Elmont

A sleeping princess, a spellbound Prince and more fairies than you can shake a stick at are all part of this quirky adaptation of the popular tale.

The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley - CM Performing Arts
January 28, 2012 - Oakdale

The popular character makes his way to the stage.

Winnie the Pooh’s Winter “Tail” - The Showplace at the Bellmore Movies
January 28, 2012 - Bellmore

Children will enjoy this musical with the beloved Winnie the Pooh and they will be thrilled to meet and greet the actors following the show.

Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr. - Lynbrook High School
January 28, 2012 - Lynbrook

A charming theatrical event performed by middle school students in Plaza Theatrical’s Performing Arts Academy.

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.

Lego Club - Children's Museum of the East End
January 28, 2012 - Bridgehampton

Older siblings are dropped off to construct works of art from LEGOs while the rest of the family is playing in the museum. Their creations will be on display until the next club meets. The program is designed to encourage older siblings to continue visiting the museum. To help CMEE develop this new program call (631) 537-8250 or email Daphne@cmee.org to donate LEGOs.

Jemima Puddle-Duck & The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit - Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center
January 28, 2012 - Westhampton Beach

Giant puppets dance and act in narrated ballets to bring these two Beatrix Potter stories to life, with music by William Walton. This full-scale theatrical production features masks, costumes and rod puppets up to 8 feet tall.

Seashells by the Seashore - Fire Island Lighthouse
January 28, 2012 - Fire Island

Winter storms and waves wash in shells that you might not find in the summertime. The life histories of some of the animals that make these shells are discussed during the walk. The program starts in the east end of parking field 5 at Robert Moses State Park and ends at the Fire Island Lighthouse with a look at a collection of some uncommon Fire Island seashells that were missed on the walk. Roundtrip walk 1 mile.

Yoga Stretch Class - The Family Wellness Center
January 28, 2012 - Plainview

Class includes instruction in various breathing techniques, gentle and deep stretching, and strengthening muscles and bones. The intention of this class is to create deeper connection to self and deep peace. Call to register.

The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley - CM Performing Arts Center
January 28, 2012 - Oakdale

Stanley Lambchop thinks life is too normal. He wants to travel the world, do something amazing. Careful what you wish for, Stanley. Find out how Stanley achieves his goal with hilarious results. Kids will love this musical travelogue.

Messy Afternoons - Long Island Children's Museum
January 28, 2012 - Garden City

Tots will be up to their elbows in goop, guts, shaving cream, and Play-Doh in this class full of artistic activities that everyone loves but no one wants to clean up after. The afternoon will offer a variety of sensory activities for children 18 months to 4 years.

New York Chinese Cultural Center Presents Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration - World Financial Center Winter Garden
January 28, 2012 - Battery Park City

Celebrate the most popular Chinese holiday with gravity-defying acrobatics, festive musical ensembles, costumed folk dancers, and of course, the lion dance. Young audiences learn traditional techniques of paper cutting, dough figurines, face painting, and calligraphy.

David Dorfman Dance Presents 'Prophets of Funk' - The Joyce Theater
January 28, 2012 - Manhattan

This show celebrates the groundbreaking, visceral, and politically innovative music of Sly and The Family Stone, one of the first major national bands integrated along race and gender lines. The piece for eight dancers explores the prophetic possibilities of music and dance and invites everyday people to find strength and joy in the muck and mess - the funk - of everyday life. The Joyce Theater performance will be the NYC premiere of the fully staged version of "Prophets of Funk" and a return of David Dorfman Dance to The Joyce for the first time since 2005.

Camille A. Brown & Dancers - The Joyce Theater
January 28, 2012 - Manhattan

Award-winning choreographer Brown is noted for mixing modern dance techniques with West African dance and hip-hop elements.

New York Theatre Ballet in 'Alice in Wonderland Follies' - Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
January 28, 2012 - Greenvale

Known for presenting quality ballet for young audiences, New York Theatre Ballet dancers spring to life as Alice, the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter and many others.

The Culture of Chocolate - Long Island Children's Museum
January 28, 2012 - Garden City

The word chocolate is said to be derived from the Mayan word for a popular drink, xocoatl. Learn more about the Mayans by listening to stories of their culture and tasting variations of ancient recipes.

EATWISE - Children's Museum of Manhattan
January 28, 2012 - Upper West Side

Food & Finance High School members of EATWISE (Educated and Aware Teens Who Inspire Smart Eating) will lead fun games, interactive demos, and lessons on healthy snacking to show that a healthy lifestyle is important to every child's well being.

Dzul Dance Presents Maya 2012: A New Beginning - Baruch Performing Arts Center
January 28, 2012 - New York

Dzul Dance announces the premiere of their latest choreography, MAYA 2012: a new beginning, to be presented at the Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue (at 25th Street) in Manhattan, from January 26th, 2012 through January 29th, 2012. In Maya 2012, Dzul Dance fuses modern dance with aerial arts and contortionism as a means to communicate indigenous pre-Hispanic culture. One of the only indigenous Mayan choreographers in the world, Artistic Director Javier Dzul was born and raised in a Mayan tribal community in southern Mexico performing ritual dances, speaking Mayan and studying ancient teachings until the age of 16. Dzul provides a bridge between contemporary art and historical heritage, illustrating the ancient Mayan prophecies related to the 2012 phenomenon. The choreography simultaneously explores Dzul’s past experiences with rituals of transformation, as well as his past relationship and connection to the natural world. The 2012 January program features performances by Artistic Director Javier Dzul, guest contortionists Jonathan Nosan (Director of Acroback) and Anna Venizelos (former soloist with Cirque du Soleil), along with Dzul Dance company members Kyla Ernst-Alper, Desiree Sanchez (Chelsea Piers), Ji Hyeun Bang, Chellamar Bernard, Cornelius Brown, Robin Taylor Dzul, Courtney Jackson, Nicole Lichau, Orlando Martinez and Matthew Sparks. With lighting design by Mike Inwood and costume design by Javier Dzul, this diverse and eclectic group opens the door to another dimension. WHAT: Dzul Dance 2012 Season: Maya 2012: A New Beginning WHEN: Thursday, January 26 8pm Friday, January 27 8pm Saturday, January 28 8pm Sunday, January 29 3pm WHERE: Baruch Performing Arts Center 55 Lexington Avenue at 25th Street (Lex. & 3rd Ave.) COST: Tickets are $30 general admission, $25 student and seniors. Tickets may be purchased online at www.baruch.cuny.edu/bpac or call Box Office at (646) 312-5073.

Sha'Boker - Romemu
January 28, 2012 - Upper West Side

Sing traditional and new songs and tefilot (prayers) together. The service will culminate with an animated reading and storytelling of the Torah portion of the week.

Guilt: A Love Story - Queens Theatre
January 28, 2012 - Corona

The son of a former Nun and Franciscan brother takes audiences on a hilariously twisted and true journey in Guilt: A Love Story. John Fugelsang's Drama League-nominated solo performance is a story of forbidden love, celebrity Klansmen, unexpected miracles, and how guilt makes people—and religions—do very strange things.

Dzul Dance Presents 'Maya 2012: A New Beginning' - Baruch Performing Arts Center
January 28, 2012 - Manhattan

Dzul Dance fuses modern dance with aerial arts and contortionism as a means to communicate indigenous pre-Hispanic culture. One of the only indigenous Mayan choreographers in the world, artistic director Javier Dzul was born and raised in a Mayan tribal community in southern Mexico performing ritual dances, speaking Mayan, and studying ancient teachings until the age of 16. Dzul provides a bridge between contemporary art and historical heritage, illustrating the ancient Mayan prophecies related to the 2012 phenomenon. The choreography simultaneously explores Dzul's past experiences with rituals of transformation, as well as his past relationship and connection to the natural world. The 2012 January program features performances by artistic director Javier Dzul, guest contortionists Jonathan Nosan (director of "Acroback") and Anna Venizelos (former soloist with Cirque du Soleil), along with Dzul Dance company members Kyla Ernst-Alper, Desiree Sanchez (Chelsea Piers), Ji Hyeun Bang, Chellamar Bernard, Cornelius Brown, Robin Taylor Dzul, Courtney Jackson, Nicole Lichau, Orlando Martinez, and Matthew Sparks. With lighting design by Mike Inwood and costume design by Javier Dzul, this diverse and eclectic group opens the door to another dimension.

FAM LAB: Marble Tracks Inspired by Richard Serra - Orange Splot Art Spot
January 28, 2012 - Peekskill

Play games with art ideas, explore gravity and motion, and create your own marble tracks with the whole family.

Beethoven: Sonata Op. 106 “Hammerklavier” - Brooklyn-Queens Conservatory of Music
January 28, 2012 - Park Slope

BQCM faculty member Michael Rose performs two of Beethoven’s late works for solo piano: the rarely heard Bagatelles Op. 126 and the epic “Hammerklavier” sonata.

Saw Mill River Audubon Bird Seed Sale - Rescheduled from 1/21/12 - Pruyn Sanctuary
January 28, 2012 - Chappaqua

Bird seed sales benefit the local conservation work of Saw Mill River Audubon. Seed selection and prices are available online at the bird seed sale web page at www.sawmillriveraudubon.org.

'The Glass Menagerie' - YCP TheaterWorks
January 28, 2012 - Mohegan Lake

Tennessee Williams' classic drama focuses on the story of outsiders in St. Louis on the eve of World War II.

Jack and the Beanstalk - Theatre Three
January 28, 2012 - Port Jefferson

A handful of magic beans starts our hero on one of the best-remembered adventures. Come explore the castle in the sky with Jack and his many friends. An original musical for the entire family.

Children's Theatre Company of Peekskill Presents: 'The Butter Battle Tale' & 'Stone Soup' - Ford Theater
January 28, 2012 - Peekskill

Celebrating its 6th consecutive season, The Children's Theatre Company of Peekskill presents a double musical treat, appropriate for children and adults. "The Butter Battle Tale," is a musical adaptation by Lory Lazarus, based on the "Butter Battle Book" by Dr. Seuss, with music and lyrics by Lori Lazarus. "Stone Soup," is an adaption by Mehr Mansuri and Jill Bolstridge, with music and lyrics by Frank Sanchez and Mehr Mansuri in collaboration with Lory Lazarus.

NYC Singles New York Speed Dating- WeekendDating Speed Dating-Men 42-57; Women 40-52 - Seven Bar & Grill
January 28, 2012 - New York

Date & Time: Saturday, January 28, 2012 8:30 PM-10:00 PM Male ages: 42-57 Female ages: 40-52 Location: Seven Bar & Grill 350 7th Avenue New York, NY 10001 Cost: $33.75 Description: Speed Dating- Up to 15 dates in one night! We do not mix multiple age groups together. Proof of age required. 38+ Engagements, 27+ marriages, a few kids and a lot of other happy couples! Keywords Text: NYC Singles,Single NYC, NYC Dating, NYC Single, Singles Events NYC, Dating NYC, NYC dating, NYC singles event, singles NYC, speed dating NYC Website: http://www.WeekendDating.com E-mail: Info@WeekendDating.com Phone: 516-908-9638 Entered by: Jay Rosensweig

Aimee Mann - Carnegie Hall
January 28, 2012 -

From her work in the 1980s with MTV favorite 'Til Tuesday through her acclaimed solo discs Whatever and I'm With Stupid in the '90s, Aimee Mann has always been at the forefront of contemporary songwriters, known for her clever, literate, and insightful songs.

WINTER SPORTS EXPO - Ward Pound Ridge Reservation
January 28, 2012 - Cross River

Experience a variety of winter sports that can offer fun-filled and challenging experiences on Saturday, January 28. From 10am-3pm, the experts from EMS will demonstrate the basics of cross country skiing and snow shoeing, and discuss how to select the proper equipment. There will be equipment for you to try out and you can test out your new-found skills on brief guided tours. They'll also discuss winter hiking and camping and what gear is necessary, so you can have a safe and fun experience throughout the long months of winter in the Northeast. The event will take place at Shelter #5 on Michigan Road, and will be held weather and conditions permitting.

Lenny Kravitz - Radio City Music Hall
January 28, 2012 -

Rock star Lenny Kravitz takes the stage of Radio City on Saturday, Janaury 28. Expect to hear songs from his upcoming album, Black and White America.

Flamenco workshop w/ La Chimi: Bulerias and Bata Classes - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through January 28, 2012 - New York

Flamenco Latino hosts La Chimi for workshops on January 26-28 only! Thursday, Jan. 26: 5:00-6:30 Bata, 6:30-7:30 Bulerias Friday, Jan. 27: 2:00-3:00 Bata, 3:00-4:00 Bulerias Saturday, Jan. 28: 2:00-3:00 Bata, 3:00-4:00 Bulerias at Flamenco Latino Studio 244 W 54 Street, 4th fl. NY, NY 10019 To reserve: 212-399-8519 Prices: Walk-in: $28 except for Bata on 1/26 ($38) Single class with reservation: $25 except for Bata on 1/26 ($35) Two classes taken same date: $55 on 1/26, $45 on either 1/27 or 1/28 All three classes, Bulerias: $68 All three classes, Bata: $75 All six classes: $140 Online info: http://www.flamencolatino.com/artists/LaChimi.shtml Lakshmi Basile, “La Chimi,“ has performed at the Concurso Internacional de Cante de Puertollano 2008, alongside legends such as Carmen Linares and José de la Tomasa, at the flamenco theater El Palacio Andaluz in Sevilla, where she is one of the featured artists,and with the seville-based group "Sentir Flamenco." She participated as a soloist in the series Peñas de Guardía and recently presented her first show in Spain, "Zarabanda." With a background in flamenco, classical, and contemporary dance she moved to Spain in 2002 from San Diego, CA. In Spain, she studied with various masters such as Los Farrucos, Angelita Vargas and Andres Marin. With her own company in the U.S., "Luna Flamenca Dance Company", she self-produced shows such as "Flamenco en la cocina", in 2006, and "Trois", in 2007. For more info and videos of La Chimi, check out: http://lakshmibasile.com/lachimi/videos/

Thunderbird American Indian Dancers' 37th Annual Dance Concert and Pow-Wow - Theater for the New City
January 28, 2012 - East Village

The troupe will present dances, stories, and traditional music from the Iroquois and Native Peoples of the Northwest Coast, the Southwest, the Plains, and the Arctic regions. Proceeds from the pow-wow will go toward college funds for needy Native American students. Highlights will include storytelling, a Hoop Dance by a Cherokee tribe member, a Caribou Dance by the Inuit people of Alaska, a Buffalo Dance by the Hopi people, a Grass Dance and Jingle Dress Dance by the Northern Plains people, a Stomp Dance by the Southeastern tribes, and a Shawl Dance by the Oklahoma tribes. Featured performers will include the Heyna Second Son Singers (from various tribes). In the final section of the program, the audience will be invited to join in the Round Dance, a friendship dance. A Pow-Wow is more than just a spectator event: it is a joyous reunion for native peoples nationwide and an opportunity for the non-Indian community to voyage into the philosophy and beauty of Native culture. Traditionally a gathering and sharing of events, Pow-Wows have come to include spectacular dance competitions, exhibitions, and enjoyment of traditional foods. Pageantry is an important component of the event, and all participants are elaborately dressed. Most dances are performed in the traditional Circle, which represents a unity of peoples. There is a wealth of cultural information encoded in the movements of each dance. More than 10 distinct tribes will be represented in the performance. Throughout the performance, all elements are explained in depth through detailed introductions by the troupe's director and emcee Louis Mofsie (Hopi/Winnebago). An educator, Mofsie plays an important part in the show by his ability to present a comprehensive view of native culture. Native American craft items will be displayed in the TNC lobby. At the 3pm matinee performance, cast members will remain in the theater after the show to personally meet the children attending and be photographed with them. The Thunderbird American Indian Dancers Scholarship Fund receives its sole support from events like this concert (it receives no government or corporate contributions). It has bestowed more than 350 scholarships to-date.

Family Science Saturdays - Long Island Science Center
January 28, 2012 - Riverhead

Make hands-on crafts, create bubbles, solve the pizza mystery, see what glows in the dark, talk and listen with a whisper tube or change your look with concave and convex mirrors.

The Tale of the Frog Prince - Arena Players Repertory Theater
January 28, 2012 - Centerport

The Tale of the Frog Prince is an audience participation comedy based on the story of a lonely Frog Prince who lives in a swamp on a large kingly estate. Can he find a beautiful princess to break the spell and turn him back into a real prince? Reservations recommended.

WFUV Presents Diego Garcia, Emily Greene, Monica Lionheart - Highline Ballroom
January 28, 2012 -

Born in Detroit to Argentine parents in the late 1970s, Diego Garcia immersed himself in the sounds of Iggy Pop and MC5 at an early age. Music carried him throughout childhood until his cardiologist father moved the family back to Tampa, FL, when Garcia was a young teenager. By age 14, Garcia got himself an acoustic guitar and started writing songs. As he approached college life at Brown University in 1996, music was still calling him despite his course load in economics. During his junior year, he realized he wanted a career in music instead. He left for New York City upon his 2000 graduation and began to look for musicians, eventually playing with the band Circus for a brief time. A year later, he formed Elefant with bassist Jeff Berrall, guitarist Mod, and drummer Kevin McAdams. Since the band broke up in June 2010, Garcia has embarked on a solo career. His music fuses the sounds of visionaries like David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, and Bryan Ferry with the romanticism of troubadours like Roberto Carlos and Julio Iglesias. With lush string arrangements, delicate Spanish guitars, and a distinctly Latin flavor, the sound is worlds apart from Elefant. What remains constant, however, is the romantic within. This fresh sound and ubiquitous romanticism are on full display on Garcia's solo debut Laura, released earlier this year. The first single from the album, "You Were Never There," has caught ears across the country and has been featured as both the iTunes "Single of the Week" and the Starbucks "Pick of the Week." About the single, RCRD LBL declared: "'You Were Never There' is today's aural aphrodisiac - a gentle flush of guitars and strings, yelping hooks, and love-worn lyrics." Since its release, Laura has shot up the charts, becoming one of the top 15 Alternative albums on iTunes - a harbinger of the great music to come from this talented artist.

The Wild Women of Comedy - The Dix Hills Performing Arts Center
January 28, 2012 - Dix Hills

This roster of extremely talented funny women featuring Anne LiPuma, Kit Stewart, Carie Karavas, Marla Schultze and Sherry Davey, consistently draw standing-room only audiences who come to enjoy a night filled with raucous laughter.

Kayhan Kalhor, Kamancheh - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
January 28, 2012 - Upper East Side

Enjoy an evening of traditional Persian music. Three-time Grammy nominee Kayhan Kalhor is an internationally acclaimed virtuoso on the kamancheh (a Persian bowed string instrument). He has studied the music of Iran's many regions, in particular those of Khorason and Kordestan, and has toured the world as a soloist with various ensembles and orchestras including the New York Philharmonic and the Orchestre National de Lyon.

Living & Working in the Sky - The Skyscraper Museum
January 28, 2012 - Battery Park City

Families will learn about the world's tallest building, Burj Khalifa in Dubai, and the Shanghai Tower, now under construction, to see how vertical metropolises are combining a range of activities in clusters of high-rise buildings. Kids will create model mixed-use buildings using different materials.

Family Program: Living & Working in the Sky - The Skyscraper Museum
January 28, 2012 - New York

Families will learn about the world's tallest building, Burj Khalifa in Dubai, and the Shanghai Tower, now under construction, to see how vertical metropolises are combining a range of activities in clusters of high-rise buildings. Kids will create model mixed-use buildings using different materials.

Bird Banding and Breakfast - Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audubon Center
January 28, 2012 - Oyster Bay

For those over age 12, this early morning program will instill a sense of wonder! Learn how birds are captured and banded, why it is important in understanding their health, migration, and ecology, and even have a chance to help with the release of these delicate creatures. A light breakfast will be served. May be cancelled due to inclement weather.

Owl Prowl - Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audubon Center
January 28, 2012 - Oyster Bay

Have you ever wanted to meet a live owl? Come out for a live owl presentation, followed by a night hike to hear the calls of native Long Island owls. Bring flashlights and dress warmly. Registration required.

'Giggle, Giggle, Quack' - Manhattan Children's Theatre
January 28, 2012 - Manhattan

Based on the book by Doreen Cronin, this musical is the sequel to the barnyard blockbuster "Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type." Farmer Brown is going on vacation. He asks his brother, Bob, to take care of the animals. "But," he warns, "keep an eye on Duck. She's trouble." Bob follows the instructions in Farmer Brown's notes exactly...but is that giggling he hears? Who's REALLY running this farm?

Family Program: Living & Working in the Sky - The Skyscraper Museum
January 28, 2012 - New York

Families will learn about two of the world's tallest buildings, Burj Khalifa in Dubai and the Shanghai Tower in China. These vertical cities house a wide range of businesses and living spaces, so kids will design their own model mixed-use buildings and decide what to include in the process.

Youthworks Performance - Brooklyn Arts Exchange
January 28, 2012 - Park Slope

Performance features the work of young people (ages 7-18) who have imagined, created, and will be performing their own original performance work using poetry, dance, original songs, and theater.

Youthworks Performance - Brooklyn Arts Exchange
January 28, 2012 - Park Slope

Performance features the work of young people (ages 7-18) who have imagined, created, and will be performing their own original performance work using poetry, dance, original songs, and theater.

Youthworks Performance - Brooklyn Arts Exchange
January 28, 2012 - Park Slope

Performance features the work of young people (ages 7-18) who have imagined, created, and will be performing their own original performance work using poetry, dance, original songs, and theater.

Free Improv Class for Kids - Bank Street Bookstore
January 28, 2012 - Morningside Heights

Does your child love making everyone laugh? Let him/her try improv comedy at a new class called "Improv It!" Class instructor Elise Baker works with children to explore their natural creativity while creating funny improvisation theater scenes. For ages 8 and older. Reservations recommended.

The JCC In Manhattan Announces: The 2011/2012 Season of R&R - The JCC In Manhattan
January 28, 2012 - New York

The JCC In Manhattan Announces: The 2011/2012 Season of R&R @ the JCC WHO: Pupil Suite Performed by: Gallim Dance, Celebrating Non-Verbal Forms of Expression: Painting with Marbles, Adult Crafts: SHABBOX: Capture a Shabbat Afternoon with Artist Amy Cohen, Improv for All Ages with Rebecca Diaz, An Introduction to American Sign Language, Learn the history, language structure, common words and phrases of ASL, Soundscape Workshop: The Tempest Ladies and much, much more!!! WHAT: R&R Saturdays are FREE at the JCC! Make your Shabbat afternoon special and share in our community. Workshops, Art, Yoga, Meditation, Food, Music, Study Sessions, film, origami for all ages, creative art projects , Spa Experiences, Indoor & Outdoor play! There are programs for both children and adults. Guaranteed fun for the whole family! All are welcome. WHEN: Saturdays, 2:00pm-5:00pm, Now - March 31 (EXCEPT January 21st) WHERE: The JCC In Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue @ 76th Street, New York, New York 10023 Why: An amazing weekly opportunity to be together as a family and as a community. R&R is an incredible alternative to the typical New York Saturday and... IT'S ALL FREE! For more information: www.jccmanhattan.org/rr or join our Facebook page for updated information https://www.facebook.com/pages/RR-Shabbat-at-The-JCC-in-Manhattan/193553367387562

3-Session Glass Painting Workshop - Queens Botanical Garden
January 28, 2012 - Flushing

3-Session Glass Painting Workshop with Cristina Cipriani - Saturdays, January 28, February 4 and 11, 2 to 3:30pm - Fee: $90 class fee + $30 materials fee for a complete glass painting kit Bright colors, transparency, and light: this is what glass painting is all about. Create a unique decoration for your home or a personalized present for someone special in a joyful way! During three classes, you'll learn the complete process of creating a design, selecting colors, and using different techniques to paint on glassware. Students will learn how to decorate a candle holder in preparation for a final project. All materials are included in the fee: candle holder, paints, brushes, and materials for the design (for the final project, students can bring a plain glass item or choose one brought by the instructor). Registration required, please email rwolf@queensbotanical.org or call 718.886.3800, extension 230.

Eve Beglarian's "RiverProject" - Abrons Arts Center
January 28, 2012 - Lower East Side

A three-concert series by composer Eve Beglarian. In the fall of 2009, Beglarian journeyed down the Mississippi River by kayak and bicycle. Traveling slowly along the spine of the United States, she encountered sights, sounds, people, and communities that inspired a new body of "experimental Americana" music. The series includes three distinct evenings of Eve Beglarian's innovative and compassionate music, as she and her co-performers embody the many moods of the Mississippi - at turns brazen, calm, destructive, life-affirming, but always beautiful and mesmerizing. Performed by the RiverProject band BRIM (Beglarian and ETHEL co-founder and violinist Mary Rowell) with guest artists loadbang, Guidonian Hand, Newspeak, Malcolm J. Merriweather, and Taylor Levine. The three concerts comprise a mini-festival of music from the RiverProject, with some overlapping repertoire in varied arrangements each night, and some repertoire unique to each concert. Everywhere there are echoes of the folk, blues, jazz, and funk that have grown up in the regions touched by the river. The music also reflects a range of texts and influences that arose from meeting and talking with an array of individuals along the river, which make a unique statement about modern day America. Each performance will feature BRIM (Beglarian and Rowell) and many special guests. January 21: loadbang, Guidonian Hand, Eve Beglarian, and Mary Rowell A lung-powered evening with the voices and wind-instruments of loadbang and the trombone quartet Guidonian Hand, featuring The Island of the Sirens, in which the harsh sound of a warning alarm in Plaquemine, Louisiana, is electronically deconstructed alongside a plaintive text by Rilke about returning home after a long journey without any words to describe it. January 27: Newspeak, Eve Beglarian, and Mary Rowell An amplified evening with punk-classical octet Newspeak performing the New York premiere of Waiting for Billy Floyd, inspired by Beglarian's visit to the ghost town of Rodney, Mississippi, and a short story by Eudora Welty that takes place there. January 28: Eve Beglarian, Taylor Levine, Mary Rowell, and Malcolm J. Merriweather An intimate evening with the BRIM core duo of Beglarian and Rowell, along with guitarist Taylor Levine (of Dither and Newspeak) and singer Malcolm J. Merriweather. This more intimate performance will include the New York premiere of Well-Spent, which juxtaposes the Muddy Waters song "You Got to Take Sick and Die Some of These Days" with Leonardo da Vinci's serene thoughts on life and flowing water.

I Love the 90s! - The Muse
January 28, 2012 - Brooklyn

Come out and celebrate the amazing decade of the 90s with some dancing, drinks, music and special performances at The Muse (www.facebook.com/TheMuseBrooklyn) Age: 21+ Cover: $10 Dress Code: Come dressed in 90s attire, whether it be your own ensemble or that of your favorite 90s cartoon or t.v. character. DJ'ing: Love the Bassex (www.facebook.com/LovetheBassex) Special Performances throughout the night--including dance, aerial silks, fire spinners, and much more!

Global Axé Conference and Cultural Tour Information Session - St. Mark’s Day School
January 28, 2012 - Crown Heights

Information session about group travel to Bahia, Brazil. Learn about courses offered in preparation for the trip, including samba, Portuguese language, and more.

FREE Kids' Dance Class with Blue Man Group, and Peter Musante - Dancewave
January 28, 2012 - Park Slope

Creative movement takes an exhilarating head-first dive into the extraordinary as real-life member of Blue Man Group, Peter Musante, takes this class on a full-bodied exploration of character-driven physicality and play. Using fun group exercises inspired by various dance and physical theater approaches, Musante will allow students to unleash their creativity through a unique blend of physical comedy, improvisation and kinesthetic learning. Reservations are required.

'Wide Open Spaces: The Outdoor Plays' - Five Angels Theater
January 28, 2012 - Manhattan

The 52nd Street Project, through which accomplished theater-makers work with Hell's Kitchen kids to create original theater, will present "Wide Open Spaces: The Outdoor Plays" January 27-29. These shows are the culmination of The Project's Two-on-Two series, in which each of six duos of kids (ages 13?15) is paired with two professionals: one who writes a play for them, and another who directs. Admission is free, but reservations should be made in advance by visiting www.52project.org or calling 212-642-5052. The kid actors featured in "Wide Open Spaces" are Hashem Ahmed, Michael Banister, Gabriella DeJesus, Devin Gonzales, Jasmine Hernandez, Wendell Joseph, Katie Liu, Lauren Robinson, Chamel Rodney, Edison Sibri, Mari Ulloa, and Elizabeth Vazquez. The adults writing the plays include Dustin Chinn, Larkin Clark, Liz Flahive ("From Up Here," "Nurse Jackie"), Michael Mitnick, Christopher Oscar Pe�a, and Melisa Tien. Directing the kids will be Molly Coogan ("Stairway to Stardom"), Rachel Dart, Katie Flahive, Jacob Grigolia-Rosenbaum (Fight Director: "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson," "Peter and the Starcatcher"), Lee Rosen ("Gabriel," "The Normal Heart," understudy Broadway) and Michael Walkup. Original music composed by Eric March. The Two-on-Two series is one of the more advanced parts of the theatrical education furnished by The 52nd Street Project. After a week of working on the plays, the kids are taken (along with their volunteer adult directors) out of town for an "actors retreat" in the countryside. The finished plays enjoy a three-day run of public performances. Although the adult mentors are always present in the wings during the performances, Project kids learn to rely on and support one another on stage for the first time.

Turbo Bounce - Bounce U Farmingdale
January 28, 2012 - Farmingdale

You don't need a special occasion to get your bounce on. Give us a call and reserve your spot at our next All-Ages Open Bounce, then come on by and enjoy our awesome inflatables, fantastic games, and wall-to-wall fun. You bring the socks - we'll take care of music, fun, and everything else!

90 Minute All Ages Open Bounce! - Bounce U Farmingdale
January 28, 2012 - Farmingdale

You don't need a special occasion to get your bounce on. Give us a call and reserve your spot at our next All-Ages Open Bounce, then come on by and enjoy our awesome inflatables, fantastic games, and wall-to-wall fun. You bring the socks - we'll take care of music, fun, and everything else!

Ruslan Fedotenko Autograph Signing - NHL Powered by Reebok
January 28, 2012 -

Ruslan Fedotenko of the New York Rangers will participate in an autograph signing at the NHL Powered by Reebok Store. Noon-1pm. (Please note: No memorabilia or other merchandise will be signed. One (1) autograph per person. Player availability subject to change.)

Stop ‘N Swap - P.S. 126
January 28, 2012 - Lower East Side

The public is invited to bring clean, portable, reusable items to share with those who can use them. No one is required to bring something to take something - you may simply show up with a bag and see what's free for the taking. Books, toys, fashionable clothing, housewares, and electronics are just a few of the items that will be up for grabs.

Rainbow Warrior III - Chelsea Piers, Pier 59
January 28, 2012 - Chelsea

New York is the first stop on the maiden U.S. tour of the new Rainbow Warrior, Green Peace's first custom-built "green" campaigning vessel. Visit the new ship, meet the crew, and learn about the many environmental issues it supports. Free group tours can also be scheduled from January 30 through February 3; email jelaborn@greenpeace.org or usa-shiptour@greenpeace.org.

The Rewind Show - Highline Ballroom
January 28, 2012 -

EVERY SATURDAY LATE NIGHT at The Highline Ballroom: The Rewind Show with live performances and celebrity DJs. File Under: Rock, Dance, Electronic, Late Night. 21 or over to enter. Doors at 10:30pm, Show at 11:00pm. $20 at door. RSVP to info@4kent.com. The Rewind Show is a vision we have had for as long as we have been in the business of night clubs and event planning. We are tired of the same concept that every night-club in NYC has been stuck with over the years and think that it's time to change the way to party! As we all know nothing can compare to a live performance and therefore we have created the Rewind Show! We want to bring an experience like no other by combining the live music of the 80's Rock & Roll era along with the best DJ's spinning the present hits. Every Saturday night, the Highline Ballroom will operate as a high-end night club to let people experience the Rewind Show.

The Rewind Show - Highline Ballroom
January 28, 2012 -

EVERY SATURDAY LATE NIGHT at The Highline Ballroom: The Rewind Show with live performances and celebrity DJs. File Under: Rock, Dance, Electronic, Late Night. 21 or over to enter. Doors at 10:30pm, Show at 11:00pm. $20 at door. RSVP to info@4kent.com. The Rewind Show is a vision we have had for as long as we have been in the business of night clubs and event planning. We are tired of the same concept that every night-club in NYC has been stuck with over the years and think that it's time to change the way to party! As we all know nothing can compare to a live performance and therefore we have created the Rewind Show! We want to bring an experience like no other by combining the live music of the 80's Rock & Roll era along with the best DJ's spinning the present hits. Every Saturday night, the Highline Ballroom will operate as a high-end night club to let people experience the Rewind Show.

Fairie Ball! - The Voracious Reader
January 28, 2012 - Larchmont

Join the Fairies as they come to play! Welcome the talented Mara Van Fleet ("Three Little Mermaids") with her sparkling, interactive book, and decorate your own flying fairy! Ages 3-6.

'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.

David Dorfman Dance - Prophets of Funk - Joyce Theater
Through January 29, 2012 -

Heralded by the Boston Globe for its "exuberant, gorgeous and delightfully oddball style," David Dorfman Dance returns to The Joyce with Prophets of Funk, a work that reinvigorates "boomer memories to the sounds of Sly and the Family Stone." (Boston Phoenix). "A celebration of the band's groundbreaking, visceral and political music, a tribute to the 'funk' of everyday people, the piece leaves everyone dancing in their seats, except for those choosing to join the performers on stage," says the choreographer. "Dorfman in league with Sly and the Family Stone? Irresistible." The Village Voice

Camille A. Brown & Dancers - Joyce Theater
Through January 29, 2012 -

A huge hit when she appeared at The Joyce in 2010, Camille A. Brown is noted for mixing modern dance techniques with West African dance elements to produce "focused bursts of energy and frozen positions that explode into motion" (The New York Times). At The Joyce, her company will present three snazzy performances of a program that includes The Groove to Nobody's Business, set to Ray Charles and Brandon McCune, and Been There, Done That, a duet filled with "Brown's considerable and effortless humor." The Boston Globe

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.

EXHIBIT - CATHERINE LATSON: BRINGING NATURE INDOORS - Greenburgh Nature Center
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.

Assignment Subway - New York Transit Museum
Through January 29, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

Learn about the people who work underground, keeping the subways working safely and efficiently. Handle artifacts used in these and other jobs while exploring special areas of the museum. Make a badge for the kind of job you would like to have.

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," and responds to the depth of emotion that emanates from a work itself or from the stories behind it. Concerned lest the past be forgotten, he hopes that young visitors to this exhibition will keep alive the memory of a vanished world.

EXHIBIT - CATHERINE LATSON: BRINGING NATURE INDOORS - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through January 29, 2012 - Scarsdale

The Tarrytown artist uses the invasive vine Oriental bittersweet to make works of art. Exhibit runs through Sunday, January 29, 2012.

"The Little Rascals" - Canal Park Playhouse
Through January 29, 2012 - Tribeca

See "those glorious imps" on the big screen when the Canal Park Playhouse screens three classic shorts, including "School's Out" (with Jackie Cooper) and "Our Gang Follies of 1938." Enjoy the exuberant shenanigans of Spanky, Alfalfa, Buckwheat, Darla, Froggie, and the rest of the gang screened in the intimate Playhouse theater. The shorts are preceded by a classic Casper and Popeye cartoon.

Kobi Peretz - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
Through January 29, 2012 - New York

Israeli pop star Kobi Peretz is a late offspring of a family with 10 brothers and sisters. He was born in Kfar Shalem, Tel-Aviv, and today lives in Holon. His father, Amram (Peti Armo), was a famous Moroccan singer that regularly performed in the royal palace for King Hassan II. Peretz started performing at the age of 16 and released his first album, A Life Mistake, in 1992. He followed up this debut with a run of acclaimed releases, including You Are Like Fire (1995), The Creator (1997), The Arrow of Love (1999), Living Like I Want To (2000), Confuse Him (2003), Crazy About You (2004), All That I Have (2006), How Much Love (2008), and more. Among Peretz's most-loved songs are his hits "How Much Love" (the most-played love song on Israeli radio in 2007, according to ASCAP), "Confuse Him," "All My Strength," "The One In My Life," "You Are Like Fire," "I Love You," "Needing You," "Maybe," "At Nights," and "Together," his duet with Ishtar that won the title Duet of the Year at the Big Apple Music Awards. In February 2010, he made Israeli cultural history after performing in Nokia Hall - a performance whose success and musicianship were unprecedented. The performance resulted in a celebrated live album, Live in Nokia Hall, released in 2011. Peretz has a large, loyal audience of fans that have accompanied him throughout his career. His music receives constant radio play, and he makes frequent television appearances. He began his career as a "crying" artist and is now one of the most prominent stars of Israeli pop music.

The Canterbury Tales Remixed - SoHo Playhouse
Through January 29, 2012 - New York

Geoffrey Chaucer's timeless Canterbury Tales comes to vivid life in an "entertaining and brilliant" (Time Out) virtuoso performance linking today's hip-hop lyrics with the greatest stories ever told. Framed by gripping re-imaginings of the epic poems Gilgamesh and Beowulf, Canadian hip-hop artist Baba Brinkman forges a new masterpiece out of the rawest material etched onto vinyl, or carved into clay tablets. Just like the most heart-wrenching songs by Eminem or Kanye West, these ancient Tales are infused with lust, betrayal, infidelity, greed, jealousy, ambition, and the endless struggles between men and women seeking happiness.  Baba Brinkman brings you a rich theatrical experience filled with laugh-out-loud hilarity and riveting storytelling, tracing a thread from Chaucer's venal Merchant and sensuous Wife of Bath to the muscular heroes of ancient lore, so similar to today's hip hop stars in their perpetual quest for glory. The Canterbury Tales Remixed is a truly modern telling of classic tales that will amaze young and old alike. The Canterbury Tales Remixed will now run through January 29, 2012 (originally set to close on January 8) at the SoHo Playhouse (15 Vandam Street). Tickets are $55-$19.50, to purchase visit www.SoHoPlayhouse.com or call OvationTix customer service toll-free: 866-811-4111. Performances Schedule: Wednesday – Saturday at 7:30PM; Saturday and Sunday at 3PM

YOUTHWORKS Performance - BAX | Brooklyn Arts Exchange
Through January 29, 2012 - Brooklyn

Started in 1991, YOUTHWORKS is a yearly opportunity for young people (ages 7- 18) to imagine, create, and perform their own original performance work at BAX. Year after year we are amazed at the 8-week journey these young artists go through from orientation to performance. Young artists come in from all over the City, most with nothing more than the desire to create "something," and set themselves to work. Professional artists volunteer their time to coach young artists through the creative process as they create anything from plays, dances, poetry in performance, and original songs. Pieces have been solos, group pieces and have even included a father/daughter collaboration! Participants have an opportunity to collaborate in the technical aspects of their performance and experience a technical rehearsal (many for the first time) with our in-house professional technical director. The culminating performance is fully produced (with lights, sound and stage manager) and takes place in our theater space. This unique program is FREE for self directed young artists committed to creating original work. YOUTHWORKS director, Donna Costello, assisted by the festivals intern, Dominique Fluker, leads the orientation workshop, recruits the coaches, coordinates rehearsals and produces the performance. Costello guides the process and assists in the interchange between artists and coaches with an inquiry-based practice. Tickets: $5 https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/898025 For more information, visit http://bax.org/youthworks.

Dedalus Lounge - Interart Theater Annex
Through January 30, 2012 - New York

Interart Theatre and Royal Family Productions present Dedalus Lounge, starring Anthony Rapp (RENT) and Dee Roscioli (Wicked) and James Kautz (Amoralists). A jet-black Christmas tale of desperation, bisexuality, disloyalty, and Freddie Mercury impersonations, Dedalus Lounge follows the lives of Danny (Rapp), Delphine (Roscioli) and Daragh (Kautz) as they try to survive in Dublin’s fair city. Their usual haunt is the Dedalus Lounge – best bar in the city. Danny’s trying to get a Queen tribute band off the ground. Delphine’s struggling with a high profile affair and the fact that her granny’s dying and Daragh, well, he can be seen in all places dark and dangerous. Dedalus Lounge will begin performances January 8 and will open on January 12 and will initially run through January 30, 2012 at the Interart Theatre Annex (500 West 52 Street, 2nd Floor). Performance schedule: Thursday - Saturday at 8PM; Sunday at 6PM. Added shows: Sunday, January 8 at 5PM & 8PM (no 6PM); Tuesday, January 10 at 7PM (no 8PM), Wednesday, January 11 at 7PM (no 8PM); Thursday, January 12 at 7PM (no 8PM); Monday, January 23 at 7PM; Monday, January 30 at 7PM. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased by visiting www.brownpapertickets.com or by calling 1-800-838-3006. For more information please visit: www.royalfamilyproductions.org.

NATURE BUGS - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through January 30, 2012 - Scarsdale

Meet a museum animal, hear a story, do a craft or play a nature game. 1:30pm Mondays: January 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30.

Body Parts: Ancient Egyptian Fragments and Amulets - Brooklyn Museum
Through January 31, 2012 - Prospect Heights

Features 35 objects that represent individual body parts in ancient Egyptian art from the Brooklyn Museum's collection, many of which will be displayed for the first time. During regular museum hours.

Free Math Tutoring - Ossining Public Library - 2nd Floor Conference Room
Through January 31, 2012 - Ossining

Students in grades 6 and up will demystify differential equations and tackle tricky trigonometry with certified math tutors. Please bring homework assignments and problem sets to each session. Call x336 for more information. Ongoing Mondays throughout January.

Computer Classes - Children's Program Room - Ossining Public Library
Through January 31, 2012 - Ossining

Improve your skills, ongoing Mondays throughout January.

Teacher in the Library - The Field Library
Through January 31, 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 January 3, 5, 9, 10, 12, 17, 19, 23, 24, 26, 30 and 31 from 4-6pm.

Winter Arts Exchange - BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange
Through January 31, 2012 - Brooklyn

Sample Class Week offers a chance to try out a BAX class (including dance, theater, and tumbling) and register if so desired. The winter classes run from January 3rd through March 24th. Call to register for sample classes in advance.

CRITTERS, CRAFTS, AND KIDS - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through January 31, 2012 - Scarsdale

Enjoy wonderful winter days at the Nature Center with walks, live animals, and stories. 10am Wednesdays: January 4, 11, 18 and 25.

Fireside Stories for Winter - Teatown Lake Reservation
Through January 31, 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.

Children of Eden - Westchester Sandbox Theatre
Through January 31, 2012 - Mamaroneck

The Mainstage production of "Children of Eden" is a musical spectacle from the composer of the current hit Broadway show, "Wicked." "Children of Eden" tells the story of the early chapters of the Bible with memorable music. Performances run Friday, January 27 through Sunday, February 5. Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 3pm, with a special Wednesday matinee on February 1. Call 914-630-0804 to order tickets.

Pack Chat for Kids (ages 4-8) - Wolf Conservation Center
Through January 31, 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 January 1, 8, 16, 21, 29; 1pm January 2; 2pm January 14.

Winter Wolves! - Wolf Conservation Center
Through January 31, 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 January 7, 15 and 28; 2pm January 21; 1pm January 22.

The Piccolini Trio's "Circus in a Trunk" - Canal Park Playhouse
Through January 31, 2012 - Tribeca

A trio of clowns arrive at Canal Park Playhouse ready to watch the circus that never arrives. This enterprising troupe decides to perform the show themselves, literally pulling an amazing and hilarious performance full of clever surprises out of an antique trunk. Combining contemporary- and classic European-style clowning, The Piccolini Trio brings to life a repertoire of routines using music, acrobatics, physical comedy, juggling, pantomime, and poetic whimsy. Part of Canal Park Playhouse's Classic Brunch Matinee series, audience members can enjoy a selection of items from The Waffle Iron Café, open from 10am-6:30pm on weekends for ticket holders only. The pre-fixe brunch is available for an additional $8 in advance or $10 at the door.

Galli's 'Frog Prince' - National Comedy Theatre
Through January 31, 2012 - Manhattan

Children and adults will be delighted by the silly antics of the princess, the king, and a very animated frog. This play - while incredibly humorous - leaves audiences spellbound by the life lessons it reveals.

Breastfeeding Support Group - 92nd Street Y
Through January 31, 2012 - Manhattan

Meet with other moms, babies, and a lactation specialist from the Parenting Center 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.

Prenatal Yoga - Destination Maternity Flagship
Through January 31, 2012 - Manhattan

This class provides relief from the common discomforts of pregnancy and will help the mom-to-be adjust to her rapidly changing body. Yoga postures will strengthen the spine to counterbalance the growing abdomen, open the hips to prepare the body for labor and delivery, and empower her to face childbirth with confidence and courage. All levels welcome.

Sand and Fire: A Venetian Lighting Experience - 41 Madison Ave.
Through January 31, 2012 - New York City

Seguso has transformed a NY loft space into a lighting art gallery of the finest Murano glass chandeliers. The chandelier exhibition showcases various colors, styles and sizes: from the warm glow created by amber glass to the modern, coolness of gray glass; vintage designs from the Seguso archives and modern interpretations of traditional forms; oval and round shapes; multi-tiered and single tiered, free form lighting and glass lanterns. This is a great exhibition for interior designers and architects to see. For further details or to make an appointment to see the exhibition, please contact 212.696.1133 or email interiors@seguso.com. Open Monday - Friday during business hours. Closed on Christmas and New Year's Day. Call for more information or to make an appointment.

LazyBonezz to Debut Holiday Pop-Up Pet Shop - LazyBonezz Pop Up Store
Through February 01, 2012 - New York

Shop For Your Pooch this Pawliday Season - LAZYBONEZZ, the trend-setting pet furniture company known for sophisticated, top-quality designs, just announced the opening of its pop-up shop on November 30th in New York City. The store marks the brand's first stand-alone venture, and will feature 70 different styles of pet necessities including: beds, feeders, collars, harnesses and storage. The store will be the first to debut these new styles and will be the exclusive retailer through the holidays. Their variety of styles is perfect for gift buyers as retail prices range from $9.99-$499 . "Our designs are classic, cool and chic; the store will reflect just that. We are very excited to be creating a space for pets and pet lovers alike just in time for the holidays," said Lorraine Gold , co-founder. Adrienne Shamie added, "We noticed that the market was void of good quality, stylish pet products, so we created just that. Now we are excited that this store will feature all of the LazyBonezz designs." The 500 square foot, window storefront space will be housed on the ground floor at 114 West 26th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues in Manhattan . The shop will remain open through February, and will offer free delivery within Manhattan for bed purchases. A holiday discount of 10% off all purchases will be offered through Christmas 2011. Those who don't live in New York can visit www.LazyBonezz.com for all the same styles and 10 percent discount. Fans who spoil their pets with LazyBonezz include Denise Richards, Kristin Chenoweth, Carmen Electra, Ramona Singer, Kelly Osbourne , and Serena Williams . About LazyBonezz Founded in 2008 by a mother-daughter team, LazyBonezz aims to create sleek compelling pieces of furniture for the tasteful pet owner. Designed from top-quality materials including solid wood, stainless steel, and plush fabrics, every piece is infused with charm, style, and built to be enjoyed by even the most active and playful pet. Lazy Bonezz Pop Up Store Hours: Monday to Saturday 11am - 8pm Sunday 11am- 6

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

'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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rather Unique - Woodward Gallery
Through February 19, 2012 -

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Twenty 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.

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.

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.

'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.

'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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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