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THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN BRONX ON JANUARY 8

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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 8, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on today in Bronx's museums, galleries, and libraries for some educational fun; in the parks, for outdoor and nature activities; and in the theaters, for children's concerts and performances. Plus, get details and directions on any street fairs or holiday festivals happening January 8. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Bronx, check out our complete calendar of events.

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.

Teen Time - Brooklyn Public Library, East Flatbush branch
January 08, 2013 - East Flatbush

Teens gather for books, games, and music.

Story Time at the J - JCC Rockland
January 08, 2013 - West Nyack

New parents with children up to 24 months are invited to this monthly get-together. Participants can mingle with other parents, listen with their babies to child-friendly books, and share parenting stories. Healthy snacks will be served.

CHADD of Putnam and Vicinity, NY-376 - Four Winds Hospital Conference Center
January 08, 2013 - Katonah

CHADD (Children and Adults With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) is a national non-profit, parent-based organization that offers support and information on AD/HD. A support session for parents of children with AD/HD, held before PMCHADD's (Children and Adults With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) general monthly meeting. Exchange information and experiences and share feelings in a supportive and confidential environment facilitated by Debora Saunders, LCSW, Psychotherapist and Medical Social Worker. This month's topic: "101 Answers - Getting Help at School for Your AD/HD Child." Speaker: Edith Rosebaum, Esq., Attorney and Education Advocate with Student Advocacy since 1999.

JOHNNY WINTER - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
January 08, 2013 - New York

Johnny Winter is a guitar hero without equal. Signing to Columbia records in 1969 in what has been called the largest solo artist deal of its time, he immediately laid the blueprint for his fresh take on classic blues. Constantly shifting between simple country blues (in the vein of Robert Johnson) to all-out electric slide guitar blues-rock, Winter has always been one of the most respected singers and guitar players in rock and the clear link between British blues-rock and American Southern rock. Throughout the '70s and '80s, he was the unofficial torchbearer for the blues, championing and aiding the careers of his idols like Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker. Opening act: Debbie Davies Band.

Top Ten Strategies for Parenting Kids with ADHD - Washington Street School
January 08, 2013 - Franklin Square

This presentation will provide an overview of ADHD beyond diagnosis as well as the essential steps, tools, skills and perspectives needed to help your child thrive. Your child does not need to carry a diagnosis for you to attend. A Question and Answer session follows with ADHD Parent Coach Cindy Goldrich.

Top Ten Strategies for Parenting Kids with ADHD - Washington Street School
January 08, 2013 - Franklin Square

This presentation will provide an overview of ADHD beyond diagnosis as well as the essential steps, tools, skills and perspectives needed to help your child thrive. Your child does not need to carry a diagnosis for you to attend. Followed by Q & A with ADHD Parent Coach Cindy Goldrich.

Pajama Storytime - Rose Memorial Library
January 08, 2013 - Stony Point

Toddlers can get into their PJ's then head on over to the library for sleepy-time stories, silly songs, and a craft. Pre-registration is required.

La Leche - JCC Rockland
January 08, 2013 - West Nyack

Instructor Elly Egenberg, an accredited lactation counselor and La Leche League Leader, leads this informative session for new moms. Topics at this monthly program include the benefits, new beginnings, overcoming obstacles, and weaing. Afterward, stay for Story Time at the J.

Story Time at the J - JCC Rockland
January 08, 2013 - West Nyack

New parents with children up to 24 months are invited to this monthly get-together. Participants can mingle with other parents, listen with their babies to child-friendly books, and share parenting stories. Healthy snacks will be served.

'Illusion' - Able Fine Art NY Gallery
Through January 08, 2013 - New York

Able Fine Art NY Gallery is pleased to present a group show featuring the works of three diverse artists: Hisako Kobayashi, Jin-Seob Yun, and Denise Petit Caplan. Each artist’s unique style is vibrantly abstract and expressive with a strong sense of harmony, feeling, and dynamism. Hisako Kobayashi’s hard-worked colorful surfaces, reminiscent of Mark Rothko and Bruce Marden, portray an emotional and poetic process that embody harmony in the disarray of nature. Her lighter colors reflect the quality of light and achieve a feeling of translucency. Kobayashi’s abstract multi-layered paintings reflect impulses of dynamism and feeling while creating a three-dimensional accord. Jin-Seob Yun plays with vivid color by creating modern figures with color fabrics and strings that similarly illustrate various feelings and emotions but in a playful manner. Yun’s work has been described as both allegoristic and comical while addressing the clashes of desire and illusion one searches for in life. As a classically trained artist, Denise Petit Caplan uses a broad spectrum of mediums in dynamic layers to create glowing harmonious multi-media works full of color and expression. Her multicultural exposure and her career in Decorative Textiles have influenced her focus in fine art and have helped enrich her work through experience.

Tween Gaming - Brooklyn Public Library, Windsor Terrace branch
January 08, 2013 - Windsor Terrace

Tweens can enjoy some electronic and traditional games after school.

Little Hands Arts and Crafts - Brooklyn Public Library, Sheepshead Bay branch
January 08, 2013 - Sheepshead Bay

Preschoolers and toddlers experiment with arts and crafts.

Maria Stuarda - Metropolitan Opera
January 08, 2013 -

Fresh from her triumph in the Met's The Enchanted Island, mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, one of the world's most exciting singers, takes on the virtuosic bel canto role of the doomed Mary, Queen of Scots. Having scored a major success with his production of Anna Bolena, director David McVicar now turns to the second opera of Donizetti's Tudor trilogy, which explores regal characters at fateful moments of their lives. Elza van den Heever sings Elizabeth I, and Maurizio Benini conducts.

Tuesday Together Mommy-and-Me Class - Montebello Jewish Center
January 08, 2013 - Suffern

Montebello Jewish Center invites children ages 6 months through 2 years to this mommy-and-me class that emphasizes learning through play. The curriculum introduces colors, shapes, Jewish holidays, and seasons through stories, games, music, and more.

Toddler Winter Workshop - Jill's Ceramics
January 08, 2013 - West Nyack

Jill will help young artists design winter-themed crafts. Children can choose from a large array of seasonal items including heart or mitten-shaped dishes, mugs, plates, snowflake boxes, princess plaques, and more. Pieces can be taken home that day or left for glazing. Fee includes instruction. Pre-registration is requested. Workshops will be held each Monday and Tuesday throughout the month except New Year's Day.

Special Days for Special Kids - Bounce! Trampoline Sports
January 08, 2013 - Valley Cottage

Children with special needs are invited to jump around and have fun at Bounce, a new and unusual play space.

Book Buddies - Hillcrest Library
January 08, 2013 - Flushing

Readers, ages 12-15, and listeners, ages 3-5 and their caregivers, get together to share books and have fun.

Knit and Crochet Club - Rochdale Village Library
January 08, 2013 - Jamaica

Tweens and teens, grades 3 - 8, will learn to knit and crochet, then use their new skills to create an afghan, amigurumis (small stuffed animals and anthropomorphic creatures), and other handicrafts. Bring hooks, needles, and determination; additional supplies will be provided.

PAT'S NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS-THE ULTIMATE POP CULTURE TRIVIA NIGHT with HOST PAT KIERNAN - Highline Ballroom
January 08, 2013 - Manhattan

It's a brand new year, and to kick off 2013 on the right foot, NY1's Pat Kiernan is once again testing your pop culture knowledge - this time, with a focus on New Year's resolutions! In an extremely entertaining & high-energy trivia contest covering everything from TV to movies, celebrity news to music, come show off all you know about the world's greatest fad diets, extreme makeovers, workout crazes, religious rebirths, celebrity bad habits, famous career changes, epic transformations, ultimate weight loss and much, much more!

Story Time Book Club - Pottery Barn Kids
January 08, 2013 - White Plains

Kids are invited to join the Story Time Club which meets every Tuesday. First-time members receive an official Book Club Passport at their first Story Time, and a special gift after five visits.

Parenting Book Series: Dr. Susan Bauerfeld - Wilton Library
January 08, 2013 - Wilton

Dr. Susan Bauerfeld, a licensed clinical psychologist, ADHD Coach and mother of three boys, reviews several parenting books over the course of the year chosen for their soundness and relevance to the community. The book for January is Screamfree Parenting: The Revolutionary Approach to Raising Your Kids by Keeping Your Cool by Hal Edward Runkel. Registration strongly encouraged.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes - Wilton Library
January 08, 2013 - Wilton

Children and their caregivers sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. No registration necessary.

Look, Listen and Learn - Wilton Library
January 08, 2013 - Wilton

Three and four years olds are invited with their parent/caregiver for stories, singing songs and acting out finger plays and rhymes. Children in this program gain pre-reading skills and learn how to participate in a group setting. No registration necessary.

Book Buddies - Windsor Park Library
January 08, 2013 - Bayside

Children ages 4-8 will have the opportunity to improve their literacy skills by practicing reading to a buddy and listening to a buddy read aloud. Preregistration is required.

Language Immersion at LICM-Spanish - Long Island Children's Museum
January 08, 2013 - Garden City

Why not introduce another language to your child while they are young and receptive to new things? These Spanish workshops are drop in and do not require advance sign up. A different theme will be covered each week and a class project and song will be used to reinforce learning. Take home activities will also be distributed at the end of each class.

WELCOME TO THE DA DOLLHOUSE - Highline Ballroom
January 08, 2013 - Manhattan

An interactive fantasy world unlike any other, Da Dollhouse is not your ordinary burlesque show; it's an electrifying, edgy, in your face theatrical experience. Think the Pussycat Dolls meets Showgirls (the movie) with a modern, urban twist sort of like the fly girls from (in living color). Inspired by some of the sexiest female performers of the past and present (i.e. Vanity 6, Marilyn Monroe and Beyonc�), The show will be filled with amazingly creative dance numbers, infectious performances, a fusion of R&B, Hip Hop and Pop music, with touches of comic relief.

Jackson Heights Poetry Festival - Terraza 7 Cafe
January 08, 2013 - Elmhurst

This event features some of the finest writers from Queens, New York City and the surrounding area. Some poets are reading their work for the first time and regulars read their own work or the poems of others who are important to them. So, if you have poetry you'd like to share, or come if you just want to have some poetry in you life.

The Diviners Costume Party for Teens - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
January 08, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Join Libba Bray, author of The Diviners, for a 1920s-era costume party, complete with free books, music, dancing, fortune tellers, and "mocktails."

LEARN TO DRAW with ART TEACHER AMY - Children 8-12 - St. Luke's Lutheran Church
January 08, 2013 - Bayshore

Step-by-step, your child can learn to draw animals, landscapes, people and masterworks while they experiment with chalk and oil pastels, watercolors and markers.

Pokemon Club - Mineola Public Library
January 08, 2013 - Mineola

Watch a Pokemon episode, make a Pokemon craft, meet other Pokemon fans and trade cards or battle Pokemon with them on your Nintendo DS. Also, get a chance to win a monthly Pokemon raffle prize. Grades 3 and up. Registration required.

LINDA LAVIN - 54 Below
January 08, 2013 - New York

There's a new girl in town this January when Tony and Golden Globe winner Linda Lavin takes to our stage for four encore performances of Now, the show she debuted on our stage in September that had audiences demanding more! New York audiences remember her from It's a Bird…It's a Plane…It's Superman, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Broadway Bound, Collected Stories, The Diary of Anne Frank, Gypsy, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, and many others, and the world over knows her as Alice Hyatt in the long-running hit TV series Alice. A veteran of the cabaret stage, Linda began her career playing such NYC nightspots as The Showplace in Greenwich Village and midtown's Downstairs at the Upstairs. Recently, Linda released her very first CD, Possibilities. This January, she'll be joined by Musical Director Billy Stritch, John Hart on guitar, and special guest violinist, Aaron Weinstein.

Adult Adoptee Panel - Spence-Chapin Services
January 08, 2013 - Upper East Side

Adult adoptees share their unique insights into the ways that adoption has impacted their lives from their feelings about identity, relationships, and more. The panel will participate in an open discussion and answer questions. This experience will give adoptive parents insight into what their children may experience, think, and feel as adopted individuals and thus help inform their parenting approach to their child. Facilitator Chris Hudson, LMSW, is a social worker in the Adoption Resource Center at Spence-Chapin with over 15 years of experience working with children in clinical settings, foster care, schools, and summer camps.

Bereavement Support Group: Parents Who Lost a Child - 1177 Avenue of the Americas
January 08, 2013 - Midtown

COPE, a grief and healing organization dedicated to supporting parents and families living with the loss of a child, hosts a monthly support group in New York City for bereaved parents, facilitated by a licensed social worker. Call executive director Karen Flyer at 516-484-4993 for more information. RSVP required.

Little Scientist: Water Color Painting - Children's Museum of Manhattan
January 08, 2013 - Upper West Side

Use water color paints to experiment with color mixing and create a picture with your unique pallet.

SCREENING: THE DEEP BLUE SEA, with RACHEL WEISZ IN PERSON - Museum of Moving Image
January 08, 2013 - Astoria

In a performance that earned her the Best Actress award from the New York Film Critics Circle, Rachel Weisz brings an unmatched emotional rawness to the role of a woman who abandons her passionless marriage to a wealthy barrister to enter a torrid affair with a troubled former Royal Air Force pilot. This lush, meticulous, and deeply moving adaptation of a Terence Rattigan play is director Terence Davies's first dramatic feature film in over a decade.

'52 Weeks of Parenting Wisdom' Book Signing Event - Bank Street Bookstore
January 08, 2013 - Upper West Side

To mark the official release of "52 Weeks of Parenting Wisdom," debut author and parenting expert Meg Akabas will be on-hand at Bank Street Bookstore to share key tips from the book, greet the library community and sign copies of her much-anticipated new book, which is a must-have for busy parents and parents-to-be. About the book: Busy parents, rejoice! How we parent matters, and we can all be better parents by working at it, step by step, in an intentional way. This deeply held conviction inspired Meg Akabas to write 52 Weeks of Parenting Wisdom. Rather than overwhelm parents with psychological studies and theories, the book features relatable family scenarios and easy to implement tips. Intended for busy parents, it is meant to be read one chapter per week for just a few minutes at a time, with each chapter providing a salient piece of advice on one specific topic of concern to parents, such as respect, self-control, cooperation, sibling relations, and sleep habits. Unlike other parenting books, it mercifully lets parents concentrate on making a single change in their parenting that is attainable and effective. 52 Weeks of Parenting Wisdom is real guidance you can use with your children today.

Performance Studio Open House - CPR - Center for Performance Research
January 08, 2013 - Brooklyn

INFLUX - The second of three installments of CPR's collaboration with the Mascher Space Coop in Philadelphia will include works by Lora Allen, Megan Bridge, Jen McGinn, and Elisabeth Motley. Two Philadelphia artists (one from Mascher Space Coop and one from ) and two New York artists will share their works in progress on Tuesday evenings at CPR and on Friday at the fidget space. INFLUX is an opportunity for choreographers to share the latest iterations of their current projects as well as the questions, ideas, and challenges inherent within their processes. Each artist will show about 15 minutes of work, followed by a conversation moderated by a dance practitioner from the community.

JDate and 92Y present “Nas with Anthony DeCurtis” - 92nd Street Y
January 08, 2013 - New York

JDate and 92Y have partnered to offer JDate members special benefits and discounts to “Nas with Anthony DeCurtis,” on Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 8 p.m. JDaters will receive 10 percent off tickets and a free specialty cocktail, “JDating in Manhattan.” Anthony DeCurtis, award-winning author and music critic whose work has appeared in Rolling Stone and The New York Times, will talk to Nas about his path to becoming one of the most influential rappers in history and the vision behind his new record, Life Is Good.

UG! COMEDY SHOW!! (Tuesday Jan. 8th, 2013 ed.) Now @ No Fun Bar - No Fun Bar
January 08, 2013 - NYC

UG! COMEDY SHOW!! Tuesday Jan. 8th, 2013 ed. Todd Montesi and Pat Rigby present awesome comics in front of a cool supportive crowd in the epicenter of hip NYC the East Village. Featuring both established comic veterans you've seen on TV to the up and comers, UG guarantees a swell time all for FREE! We've also got tons of drink specials (Half priced select drinks till 9PM)! So what are you waiting for? Come down and UG! it with us!!! UG! COMEDY SHOW!! 4.0 (Now @ No Fun Bar) Presented by Todd Montesi and Pat Rigby TUESDAYS @ No Fun Bar: 161 Ludlow St. (bet. Houston & Stanton st.) Showtime: 8:00PM No Cover, One Drink Min. (Half Priced Select Drinks Till 9PM) For info/reservations: 212-477-1616 Via subway: F train to 2nd ave. This week's guests (Tuesday Jan. 8th, 2013 lineup): The Winter of Andy Kleiman! Yamaneika ‘Yams’ Saunders! Ms. Missy Baker! Don’t Give A Hector Luis! Michael ‘Noncorleone’ Abramson! Scratch Dat Itch It’s Matt Pavich! Abby Feldman (No Relation To Corey Thank God)! Et Al! Hosted by Pat Rigby! Featuring Todd Montesi!! Dj’d by Ms. #WhiteGirlProblems Liz Lord!!! UG IT http://www.youtube.com/MONTIKILLAVISION http://ugcomedyshow.tumblr.com/

Gotham Writers' Workshop - Winter Open House - Gotham Writers' Workshop
Through January 09, 2013 - New York

You get invites all the time to open houses serving the same cubes of cheddar and plastic cups of Two-Buck Chuck. How about one with no wine or cheese, but free writing classes instead? We'd love for you to try one or two of the many free classes we will be offering during the Gotham Writers' Workshop Winter Open House, January 8th and 9th in Manhattan and Brooklyn. You will meet our instructors, do a little writing, and get $30 off your first 6 or 10-week class. It's less boozy than other open houses but more inspiring. Read more and sign up here: free.writingclasses.com.

Stroller Strides - The Source Mall
Through January 11, 2013 - Westbury

Fitness for moms, fun for baby. Workout with your little ones in tow, while they are entertained and having fun. Moms meet other moms, make strides in fitness, motherhood, and life. Your first class is FREE. Call to register. Classes run through January 11, 2013

Scandinavian Sing-Along - Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
Through January 12, 2013 - Midtown

Scandinavia holds a treasure-trove of children's songs and games. Danish musician Vibe Normann will introduce children to English versions of these songs, play musical games, and perform a selection of songs in modern, jazzy arrangements. Come prepared to move, dance, imagine, and sing your heart out. Vibe Normann is a Danish musician living in New York with a background in classical and Danish folk music. She has a special love for the Danish children's songs that she grew up with, and has performed all over the eastern United States. Normann will be accompanied by pianist Sean Wayland.

Art Exhibit and Presentation about Jamaica Bay - Queens Botanical Garden
Through January 12, 2013 - Flushing

Ongoing through January 12, 2013, Queens Botanical Garden will exhibit ?Fragile Beauty: Jamaica Bay Landscapes,? a photographic showcase of landscapes by Queens-based artist, Rosalie Frost. In conjunction with the exhibit, QBG will present ?Jamaica Bay: Past, Present and Future,? a free lecture by Don Riepe, Jamaica Bay Guardian with the American Littoral Society, on Sunday, December 2 at 2pm. ?Jamaica Bay is home to amazing diversity of wildlife and is perhaps the most important urban estuary in the nation,? explained Mr. Riepe. In his roles with the National Park Service and American Littoral Society, his knowledge of the Bay spans a 30-year time period filled with environmental advocacy and education. His presentation on December 2 will include a briefing on the state of Jamaica Bay in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. The tenuous balance of nature is the inspiration for Ms. Frost?s work. ?With a wildlife refuge at its heart, the Bay's seemingly pristine natural habitats of water, beach and uplands are under threat from many sources that threaten its future viability -- but these do not yet diminish the inspiration to be found here, in this place where water and land warily meet," she said. For more information about ?Fragile Beauty? or Queens Botanical Garden, please contact Darcy Hector at (718) 886-3800, ext. 330, or dhector@queensbotanical.org.

Big Apple Circus Presents LEGENDARIUM - Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park
Through January 13, 2013 -

Welcome to the Big Apple Circus LEGENDARIUM, where you will experience the nostalgic thrills of bygone Big Tops and get a first-hand view of Beauties, Daredevils, and Clowns from another era! At the 35th season production, no seat is more than 50 feet from the Globe's Most Spectacular Circus Performers! Travel back to when circus traditions were born and witness incredible acts that would have had the villagers chattering for days! The courageous mid-air flips and catches of a man on the trapeze! A captivating contortionist whose flexibility is as impressive as her steadfast poise! An agile, adept acrobat and her strapping suitors! A swaying wire act of sure-footed strength and stability! The dizzying delights of a daring inventor in his tumbling, twirling hoop! The stunning, soaring beauty of a pair on aerial straps and a woman held aloft by hanging silks! A jaw-dropping juggling tango team performing to passionate rhythms! Bicyclists whose spinning wheels turn smooth and speedy stunts! Majestic horses with graceful gaits and playful pups with teasing tricks! And what circus would be complete without bumbling clowns who bring the spirit of timeless comedy?! It's all led by an affable Ringmaster and the great Big Apple Circus Band playing the iconic songs of yesteryear! So run away with the Big Apple Circus and relive Big Tops of old in a memorable one-ring show for the ages!

The Amazing Max and the Box of Interesting Things - Manhattan Movement and Arts Center
Through January 13, 2013 - Midtown

The Amazing Max and The Box of Interesting Things is a Magic Show with a mind of its own. Magician Max Darwin makes objects appear out of thin air, as the laws of physics are defied, and miracles are performed inches from spectators' faces. As the props onstage seem intent on surprising even the magician himself, this out of control show bursts with striking visual magic, comedy and juggling, and loads of audience participation. The Amazing Max and The Box of Interesting Things is the wackiest, most interactive, highest energy magic show for families on the market today.

Focus Dance - The Joyce Theater
Through January 13, 2013 - New York

An exciting week-long celebration, now in its second season, FOCUS Dance is a partnership between Gotham Arts Exchange and The Joyce Theater that promotes American dance to the national and international community. This year's curator, Jodee Nimerichter of the American Dance Festival has assembled four programs featuring some of the most captivating companies performing today. Company website: http://www.focusdance.us/ performance schedule Tue 7:30pm & Sun 2pm Jodi Melnick / Stephen Petronio Company Wed & Sun 7:30pm Camille A. Brown & Dancers / Brian Brooks Moving Company Thu & Sat 8pm Rosie Hererra Dance Theater / Doug Varone & Dancers Fri 8pm & Sat 2pm Eiko & Koma / John Jasperse ticket price Tickets start at $10! (Call JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800 for $10 tickets. All other tickets can be purchased online.)

Designing Nature - The Rinpa Aesthetic in Japanese Art - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 13, 2013 - New York

"Rinpa" is a modern term that refers to a distinctive style of Japanese pictorial and applied arts that arose in the early seventeenth century and has continued through modern times. Literally meaning "school of Korin," Rinpa derives its name from Ogata Korin (1658-1716), a celebrated painter from Kyoto. It embraces art marked by a bold, graphic abbreviation of natural motifs, frequent reference to traditional court literature and poetry, the lavish use of expensive mineral and metallic pigments, incorporation of calligraphy into painting compositions, and innovative experimentation with new brush techniques. The exhibition will feature more than one hundred brilliantly executed works of art created in Japan by the Rinpa-school artists. It will be held in two rotations, the first opening on May 26, 2012; the second on September 12, 2012. Highlighting the school's most prominent proponents, this two-part presentation will trace the development of the Rinpa aesthetic and will demonstrate how its style continued to influence artists throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Comprising more than fifty works from the Museum's own holdings supplemented by forty-five loans from public and private collections on the east coast, the exhibition will include many masters' renowned works in a variety of media: painting, textiles, lacquerware, and ceramics.

The Deutsche Bank Series at the Guggenheim: Gabriel Orozco: Asterisms - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through January 13, 2013 - New York

Gabriel Orozco's Asterisms, the final project in Deutsche Guggenheim's commissioning program, is a two-part sculptural and photographic installation comprising thousands of items of detritus Orozco has gathered at two sites -- a playing field near the artist's home in New York and a protected coastal biosphere in Baja California, Mexico, that is also the repository for flows of industrial and commercial waste from across the Pacific Ocean. The two related bodies of work provocatively oscillate between the macro and the micro and invoke several of the artist's recurring motifs, including the traces of erosion, poetic encounters with mundane materials, and the ever-present tension between nature and culture. The show also underscores and amplifies Orozco's subtle practice of subjecting the world to personal, idiosyncratic systems. The exhibition is organized by Nancy Spector, Deputy Director and Chief Curator, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, and Joan Young, Director, Curatorial Affairs, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and is accompanied by a richly illustrated catalogue. This exhibition is made possible by Deutsche Bank. The Leadership Committee for Gabriel Orozco: Asterisms is gratefully acknowledged for its support.

Witness: The Art of Jerry Pinkney - Hudson River Museum
Through January 13, 2013 - Yonkers

In 100 books, Jerry Pinkney has turned his artist's eye and hand to the story - a classic, a folktale, a fable - and readers all over the world saw something new, something they wanted to read and to remember. Pinkney is the master of the American picture book. More than 120 watercolor illustrations by the artist, who lives in Westchester, will be on view in the first major overview of his career as a designer and illustrator in "Witness: The Art of Jerry Pinkney." The exhibition follows his 2010 award of the Randolph Caldecott Medal for "The Lion and the Mouse." The Hudson River Museum is the only New York showing for this exhibition on national tour, organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Pinkney has found it interesting to trace how the chapters of his life have knitted themselves into his art, touching on the cultural themes of the African-American experience. He uncovers, again and again, the energy in a small moment that surprisingly can change a life or turn an event in history. Most recently in his almost wordless adaptation of the Aesop fable, "The Lion and The Mouse," two creatures on a faraway African plain choose not the hard chase and bloody battle but, instead, exchange kindnesses. Fascinated with wildlife, Pinkney, in many books including "The Brer Rabbit" in "The Last Tales of Uncle Remus" shows us the human qualities of an animal as he shows us the animal in its natural setting. Pinkney, Philadelphia born and bred, and now a long-time New Yorker, has illustrated children's books since 1964, but it was not an easy path. Blacks were not expected to be able to forge careers in the art field. Trained as a commercial artist at a vocational school, he persisted and won a scholarship to the Philadelphia College of Art where his work took on the shading and detail for which he is now renowned, and he where he began to use color to convey mood and emotion. He has most often worked on children's books that celebrate multiculturalism and African-American heritage, as he took on the task of reshaping the perceptions of the stereotypes of blacks. He designed the first nine stamps of the US Postal Service's Black Heritage series. Art critics will look at the color of Pinkney's illustrations, the scarlet curve of Little Red Riding Hood's cloak, the golden blade of grass on the Serengeti plane. Sociologists will look at Pinkney the little boy, who without a visit to a museum or an art class, drew at home on the back of wallpaper samples. What the viewer will see though, in "The Art of Jerry Pinkney" is his wish: "It has always been my intent for my work to continue to breathe after publication. My hope is that (museum visitors) will believe that Jerry Pinkney cares deeply for people, making art, and visual storytelling." The exhibition includes a 96-page illustrated catalog that provides new scholarship into Pinkney's work in essays by the exhibition's co-curator Stephanie Haboush Plunkett, Dr. Gerald L. Early, and others. On view through January 13, 2013.

Big Apple Circus - Lincoln Center Damrosch Park
Through January 13, 2013 - Lincoln Center

The Big Apple Circus presents Legendarium, where you will experience the nostalgic thrills of bygone big tops and get a first-hand view of beauties, daredevils, and clowns from another era. Travel back to when circus traditions were born and witness incredible acts that would have had the villagers chattering for days. The courageous mid-air flips and catches of a man on the trapeze, a captivating contortionist whose flexibility is as impressive as her steadfast poise, an agile, adept acrobat and her strapping suitors, a swaying wire act of sure-footed strength and stability! The dizzying delights of a daring inventor in his tumbling, twirling hoop, the stunning, soaring beauty of a pair on aerial straps and a woman held aloft by hanging silks, a jaw-dropping juggling tango team performing to passionate rhythms! Bicyclists whose spinning wheels turn smooth and speedy stunts, majestic horses with graceful gaits and playful pups with teasing tricks, and what circus would be complete without bumbling clowns who bring the spirit of timeless comedy? It's all led by an affable ringmaster and the great Big Apple Circus Band playing the iconic songs of yesteryear. So run away with the Big Apple Circus and relive big tops of old in a memorable one-ring show for the ages!

ReGeneration - New York Hall of Science
Through January 13, 2013 - Flushing

This exhibition explores the connection of cultural vitality to immigration, urbanization, and sustainability through the intersection of art, technology, and science. Fourteen artists/groups will participate to connect audiences through active participation, aesthetic beauty, technology, culturally shared symbols, and vocabulary. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Holiday Train Show - New York Botanical Garden
Through January 13, 2013 - Bronx

Marvel at the charming model trains and New York City landmark replicas, stroll the spectacular grounds, and decorate (and eat!) gingersnaps. Within the enchanting setting of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, model trains zip over bridges and past replicas of New York landmarks made of plant parts such as nuts, bark, and leaves. Show favorites include the original Yankee Stadium, Statue of Liberty, and Brooklyn Bridge. The Artist's Studio provides an insider's look at how the replicas are constructed as you get up close to G-gauge trains.

'Angelina Ballerina The Very Merry Holiday Musical' - McGinn/Cazale Theatre
Through January 13, 2013 - Upper West Side

Based on the characters created by Katharine Holabird and illustrated by Helen Craig, the Angelina Ballerina The Musical creative team returns with book and lyrics by Susan DiLallo, music by Ben Morss, and direction and choreography by Sam Viverito.

Wade Guyton OS - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through January 13, 2013 - New York

Over the past decade, New York-based artist Wade Guyton (b. 1972) has pioneered a groundbreaking body of work that explores our changing relationships to images and artworks through the use of common digital technologies, such as the desktop computer, scanner, and inkjet printer. Guyton's purposeful misuse of these tools to make paintings and drawings results in beautiful accidents that relate to daily lives now punctuated by misprinted photos and blurred images on our phone and computer screens. Comprising more than eighty works dating from 1999 to the present, Guyton's first midcareer survey features a dramatic, non-chronological design in which staggered rows of parallel walls confront the viewer like the layered pages of a book or stacked windows on a monitor. The exhibition includes paintings, drawings, photography, and sculpture, and concludes with two spectacular new canvases, stretching up to fifty feet in length, which Guyton created specifically for the Whitney's Marcel Breuer-designed building. The title, Wade Guyton OS employs the common acronym for a computer's "operating system," linking Guyton's art to the technologies of our time.

Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol - Morgan Library & Museum
Through January 13, 2013 - New York

Every holiday season, the Morgan displays Charles Dickens's original manuscript of A Christmas Carol in Pierpont Morgan's historic Library. Dickens wrote his iconic tale in a six-week flurry of activity, beginning in October 1843 and ending in time for Christmas publication. He had the manuscript bound in red morocco as a gift for his solicitor, Thomas Mitton. The manuscript then passed through several owners before Pierpont Morgan acquired it in the 1890s.

Christopher Fischer After Holiday Sale - Christopher Fischer
Through January 13, 2013 - New York

The Christopher Fischer Cashmere After Holiday Sale is on! Up to 50% off men’s and women’s Fall sweaters until Sunday, January 13, 2013. The biggest sale of the season will include select men’s and women’s Fall collection piece - complete your winter wardrobe or pick up a post-holiday gift for yourself. This sale is not to be missed!

Candid - The Rubin Museum
Through January 14, 2013 - New York

Homai Vyarawalla (1913-2012) was India's first female photojournalist. This exhibition, the first on Vyarawalla outside of India, will present her photography from the late 1930s to 1970, and narrate her extraordinary life with a biographical film and ephemera from her career. From early in her career, Homai Vyarawalla documented key events from the generation around Independence, including the historic meeting of Gandhi and the Congress Committee on the 1947 plan for partition, and she recorded the visits to India of world leaders and dignitaries including Queen Elizabeth, Jacqueline Kennedy, Ho Chi Minh, and Zhou Enlai. She was revered in India and her recent death at age 98 generated tributes around the world. The exhibition is presented in collaboration with the Alkazi Foundation for the Arts in New Delhi.

GAZILLION BUBBLE SHOW - New World Stages
Through January 16, 2013 - Manhattan

New York – For over five years, the Yang Family of Bubble Artists (Fan, Ana, Deni, Melody and Jano) have been entertaining New York audiences in the most unbubblievable show in the world, the GAZILLION BUBBLE SHOW. The GAZILLION BUBBLE SHOW is a fun-filled family affair that will amaze you with mind blowing bubble magic. Check website for showtimes. No Wednesday performances.

Sea Rex: Journey to a Prehistoric World - IMAX Theater, Maritime Aquarium
Through January 17, 2013 - Norwalk

Explore an underwater universe inhabited by such creatures as Liopleurodon and long-necked Elasmosaurss, enormous animals that were ruling the seas before dinosaurs conquered the earth. Encounter the gigantic Shonisaurus, the T-Rex of the sea. Through January 17, 2013.

To the Arctic - IMAX Theater, Maritime Aquarium
Through January 17, 2013 - Norwalk

The changing climate of the earth has effected people and animals that call the Artic home. See the impact on polar bears, a migrating herd of caribou and walruses. Meryl Streep narrates. Through January 17, 2013.

Born to Be Wild - Maritime Aquarium
Through January 17, 2013 - Norwalk

Academy-Award winner Morgan Freeman lends his voice to this film which follows orphaned baby orangutans and elephants, and the people who rescue and raise them for eventual release back into the wild. Through January 17, 2013.

Search for the Great Sharks - IMAX Theater, Maritime Aquarium
Through January 17, 2013 - 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. Swim with a whale shark (life-sized on the giant IMAX screen), witness the birth of a baby shark and see if Fox survives when dropped into great white-infested waters while inside a clear diving tube. Through January 17, 2013.

Albert Watson - Hasted Kraeutler
Through January 19, 2013 - New York

The works in this exhibition celebrate the 20th anniversary of Cyclops (Callaway Editions, 1994), which was the first major monograph of the artist's photographs. The title, Cyclops, refers to ALBERT WATSON's single-minded, distinctive style, and a light hearted reference to the fact that he has been blind in one eye since birth. Cyclops will exhibit unique vintage platinum and silver prints by the artist, spanning 40 years of the photographer's career. One of a kind prints from the original selection for the book will be on view, including Road Kill, a series rarely exhibited.

Building Connections - Center for Architecture
Through January 19, 2013 - Greenwich Village

Building Connections, the Center for Architecture Foundation's annual exhibition of K - 12 student design projects during the 2011-12 school year. The exhibition covers a wide range of topics in architecture, from NYC landmarks and bridges to designs for new Olympic stadiums and resort islands.

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players - New York City Center
Through January 20, 2013 -

The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players (Artistic Director Albert Bergeret), America's preeminent professional G&S repertory company, launches its G&S Fest 2013 on January 4. The season features three iconic classic productions: The Mikado, H.M.S. Pinafore and The Yeomen of the Guard. Having presented over 2,600 performances throughout the United States, Canada, and England and incorporating a 25-piece orchestra, NYGASP features contemporary energy while retaining a traditional respect for each of the G&S masterpieces.

'Ice Age' to the Digital Age: The 3D Animation Art of Blue Sky Studios - Katonah Museum of Art
Through January 20, 2013 - Katonah

This unique interactive exhibition looks at the imaginative work of Greenwich, Connecticut-based Blue Sky Studios, a leader in the animation industry for over 20 years. Creator of such blockbuster films as the "Ice Age" series, "Robots," and "Rio," the studio prides itself on technical innovation, while retaining a strong narrative heart. '"Ice Age" to the Digital Age' will guide visitors through Blue Sky's entire process of creating computer-animated films: from initial concepts, storyboards, character design, background art, and three-dimensional modeling, to the highly technical work of animation, rigging, materials, lighting, special effects, and sound. In addition to final movie clips, the exhibition will feature rarely-seen original concept drawings, sculptural models, props, and digital stills. Interactive stations will allow visitors to sketch a scene or manipulate computer-generated images to better understand the innovative technology that brings the films to life. Katonah resident Chris Wedge, a co-founder of Blue Sky in 1987, believes that the secret to the studio's success is in its inventive process. In his view, the art challenges technology and technology inspires the art. The Museum will be turning all the galleries, including the Learning Center, over to this exhibit. There will be gallery talks with Blue Sky co-founder Chris Wedge and "Ice Age: Continental Drift" directors Steve Martino and Mike Thurmeier, as well as a calendar of programming in partnership with the Jacob Burns Film Center. Details about these programs are available at katonahmuseum.org. The exhibition will be on view from Sunday, September 16, 2012 through January 20, 2013.

Mickalene Thomas: Origin of the Universe - Brooklyn Museum
Through January 20, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Brooklyn artist Mickalene Thomas is best known for her elaborate, collage-inspired paintings, embellished with rhinestones, enamel, and colorful acrylics. Her depictions of African American women explore a spectrum of black female beauty and sexual identity while constructing images of femininity and power. Origin of the Universe, Thomas's first solo museum exhibition, highlights recent bodies of work that examine interior and exterior environments in relation to the female figure. Their settings are often inspired by her 1970s childhood.

Vincent van Gogh's Portrait of a Peasant (Patience Escalier) - Frick Collection
Through January 20, 2013 - New York

This fall The Frick Collection will present Vincent van Gogh's Portrait of a Peasant (Patience Escalier). The painting has not left its home institution, the Norton Simon Museum, in Pasadena, CA, in nearly forty years, making this a particularly rare and exciting viewing opportunity for East Coast audiences. The exhibition aims to shed light on the master's transformative contribution to this art form, incorporating the results of newly performed technical research to answer questions about the dating of Antico's works, his technique, and his development as an innovative artist. Jointly organized by the National Gallery of Art and The Frick Collection, the exhibition opened in the fall of 2011 in Washington, D.C., before traveling to New York City the following spring. The exhibition is curated by Eleonora Luciano, Associate Curator of Sculpture at the National Gallery of Art, in collaboration with Denise Allen, Curator at The Frick Collection. The accompanying catalogue is written by an international team of scholars including Eleonora Luciano, Denise Allen, and Claudia Kryza-Gersch, Curator of Italian Sculpture at the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. It will be the first independent monograph in English to focus on the artist and the first comprehensive presentation of his works in color.

Beatrice Scaccia: The Perfect Stage - BOSI Contemporary
Through January 20, 2013 - New York

BOSI Contemporary presents Beatrice Scaccia: The Perfect Stage. The opening of the exhibition is on Thursday, December 13th from 6pm to 9pm. All welcome.

2012 Festival of Lighthouses Contest - Maritime Aquarium
Through January 21, 2013 - Norwalk

The Maritime Aquarium is decorated for the holidays with 24 hand-crafted lighthouses. Visitors can follow these homemade beacons through the galleries and cast a vote for their favorite. The builder of the lighthouse with the most votes will receive $1,500 at an awards ceremony on Jan. 25.

Preschool Art Class - Arts in Action Studio
Through January 22, 2013 - Upper West Side

Founded and directed by Angela Tripi-Weiss, who provides a unique, sequentially-structured fine art education. Preschool artists will embark on an exploration of how they feel while creating laughable long lines, silly sassy shapes, fabulous forms, and colossal kaleidoscopes of colors using many of the art materials that artists use to express themselves. These classes are designed to expose your child, ages 3 to 5, to a variety of fun art materials, and the many exciting ideas and concepts that artists employ while creating their own art. They will tell their own visual stories through art based activities that foster fun, and an understanding of concepts of line, shape, form, and colors in a fun filled way.

Picasso Black and White - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through January 23, 2013 - New York

Picasso Black and White marks the first major exhibition to focus on the recurrent motif of black and white throughout Pablo Picasso's career. Surveying his oeuvre from 1904 to 1971, Picasso Black and White examines the artist's lifelong exploration of a black-and-white palette through approximately 115 paintings and a selection of sculptures and works on paper. The exhibition thematically traces the artist's unique vision throughout his work, including early monochromatic blue and rose paintings, gray-toned Cubist canvases, elegant and austere neoclassical portraits and nudes, Surrealist-inspired figures, forceful and somber scenes depicting the atrocities of war, allegorical still lifes, vivid interpretations of art-historical masterpieces, and the electric, highly sexualized canvases of Picasso's last years. The exhibition includes significant loans drawn from private collections, including many from the Picasso family; from museums across Europe and the United States; and from numerous public and private European and American collections, many of which have not been exhibited or published before. The exhibition is organized by Carmen Gimenez, Stephen and Nan Swid Curator of Twentieth-Century Art, with assistance from Karole Vail, Associate Curator, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Picasso Black and White is sponsored by Bank of America. Major support is provided by the Picasso Black and White Leadership Committee, with Christina and Robert C. Baker, Chairs; Acquavella Galleries; J. Ira and Nicki Harris Foundation; The Lauder Foundation-Leonard and Evelyn Lauder Fund; Phyllis and William Mack; Stephen and Nan Swid; and Aaron I. Fleischman and Lin Lougheed. Additional support is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, and the Juliet Lea Hillman Simonds Foundation. This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

Afterschool Art Class - Arts in Action Studio
Through January 23, 2013 - Upper West Side

Founded and directed by Angela Tripi-Weiss, who provides a unique, sequentially-structured fine art education. Arts in Action teaches a visual language as a means of communication that's fun to learn.

Christophe Come: Material Transformation Exhibition Opening - Cristina Grajales Galelry
Through January 25, 2013 - New York

Cristina Grajales Gallery is pleased to announce the second solo exhibition of furniture and lighting designer Christophe Côme, Material Transformations. Based in Paris, Côme creates sculptural furniture and lighting design through his manipulation of industrial materials, resulting in objects that are elegant and timeless. Material Transformations will present a range of new, exquisitely crafted furniture and lighting pieces, including cabinets, screens, and coffee tables. In addition to his signature glass roundels, Côme will incorporate hand-glazed tiles, enameled copper, colored glass and gilded wood into his uniquely handcrafted wrought iron forms. The addition of these vividly colored and richly textured materials continues Côme’s tradition of juxtaposing the raw with the refined, all while maintaining the sophisticated, graceful style for which he is so well known. Born in Normandy, France in 1965, Côme began his artistic career as a sculptor, training under Louis Derbe. Working primarily in cast bronze, Côme’s original creations were sculpture and jewelry until the mid-1990s, when his focus shifted to furniture forms. His work has a distinctive style of pure elegance that is balanced with a contemporary outlook. His sculptural perspective emanates through his furniture and lighting designs, elevating every day objects into works of art. In addition to numerous important private collections, Côme’s work is featured in Chanel boutiques in Paris, Beirut, and Shanghai. Please join us for the opening reception at Cristina Grajales Gallery on Thursday, November 8th from 6PM-8PM. For more information, please contact Lindsay Johnson at lindsay@cristinagrajalesinc.com Cristina Grajales Gallery 10 Greene Street, 4th Floor New York, NY 10013 T. 212.219.9941 F. 212.966.2620 www.cristinagrajalesinc.com Gallery hours: Monday – Friday, 10AM-6PM

The Adventures of Maya the Bee - Culture Project
Through January 26, 2013 - New York

The new revamped production of MAYA THE BEE features the same story of the rebellious little bee who flies from the hive in search of adventure and encounters her own heroism.  The production will feature a sparkling new set and props by Joe Silovsky and the original dazzling array of puppets from Poland, as well as new staging by Will Pomerantz to the glorious jazz-themed score by Nancy Harrow. More information available at CultureProject.org PRESS & QUOTES “…this is no more a conventional puppet show than Julie Taymor’s ‘Lion King’ is.” “Long may she buzz.” —The New York Times TICKETS Tickets: $25 Online:  http://bit.ly/Ry6Fu2?By phone:  866-811-4111 In person:  Culture Project, 45 Bleecker Street (at Lafayette Street) Box office opens one hour prior to show time  

'The Velveteen Rabbit' - DR2 Theatre
Through January 27, 2013 - Union Square

Based on the book by Margery Williams and adapted for the stage by Kevin Del Aguila ("Click Clack Moo," "Altar Boyz"), this wonder-filled production is a testament to the power of a child's imagination. With a little bit of nursery magic, three actors and their simple props transform into a wise old rocking horse, a cavalcade of mechanical playthings, a kind-hearted fairy, and of course, a stuffed rabbit who is transformed by the love of a young boy.

All Aboard with Bill Probert and Friends III - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
Through January 27, 2013 - Stamford

Bill Probert will be making an encore performance with his All Aboard LEGO train exhibition. He creates visual puns, pastoral scenes with unexpected surprises, and urban scenes where railroad tracks, weeds, carefully-tended gardens, and busy streets blend seamlessly into one another. A special feature in this year's exhibition will be the addition of four creations from winners of the Stamford Museum & Nature Center's All Aboard competition. LEGO enthusiasts in four age categories from five-years-old and up will be submitting entries for inclusion in the exhibition. Through January 27, 2013.

Visions of Gingerbread: The Sweetest Architects IV - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
Through January 27, 2013 - Stamford

See creative confections, consisting completely of edible materials, from the area?s bakers, chefs and caterers. Returning favorites, along with new competitors, will show off their gingerbread skills. Visitors will be able to vote for their Fan Favorite." Through January 27, 2013.

Faking It - Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 27, 2013 - New York

This international loan exhibition traces the history of manipulated photography from the 1840s through the early 1990s, when the computer replaced manual techniques as the dominant means of doctoring photographs. Most of the two hundred pictures on view were altered after the negative was exposed -- through photomontage, combination printing, overpainting, retouching, or, as is often the case, a blend of several processes. In every instance, the final image differs significantly from what stood before the camera at any given moment.

Beatrix Potter: The Picture Letters - Morgan Library & Museum
Through January 27, 2013 - Midtown

Beatrix Potter: The Picture Letters brings together for the first time twenty-two letters, including the famous Peter Rabbit letter, from important American private holdings as well as from three major institutional collections: the Morgan, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, and the Cotsen Children's Library at Princeton University. The letters will be supplemented and enhanced with more than eighty related items, including Potter's privately-printed "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" and other printed books, original artwork, manuscripts, and early children's toys and games inspired by Potter's stories.

'The Velveteen Rabbit' - DR2 Theatre
Through January 27, 2013 - Union Square

A joyous testament to the eternal power of a child's imagination, this classic tale comes to life for a whole new generation in a wonder-filled, interactive production created by Kevin Del Aguila. With a little bit of nu

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