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THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN WESTCHESTER ON JULY 27

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by Daily Kids Events Editor July 27, 2014

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free and low-cost things to do with kids in Westchester Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Westchester today, July 27, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on today in Westchester'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 July 27. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Westchester, check out our complete calendar of events.

'Art at the Core' - Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art
Through July 27, 2014 - Peekskill

HVCCA's 2013-2014 exhibition features works that lend themselves to narrative interpretations. The selected artists employ traditional art materials as well as new technology, video, and performance to look to art as addressing the very core of our everyday lives, our "weltanschauung." In an increasingly fast-moving era, and as explored in "Art at the Core," the world of art and culture bridge artistic disciplines - painting folds into sculpture, sound, light, video, and performance. Performance, enhanced by installation and often video, asserts itself as an art form, not in the narrative traditions of opera with its stage design, but in a contemporary format that defies traditional descriptions. The eclectic selections from the works of the 23 artists exhibited at HVCCA, bring about a show that is riddled with complexities, manifesting diverse approaches to identity, society, culture, and materiality, and dedicated to the intersection and melding of life and art. See more at hvcca.org/current-exhibitions/#sthash.R8DPX2vt.dpuf. On view through July 27, 2014.

'Mary Poppins' - Westchester Broadway Theatre
Through July 27, 2014 - Elmsford

One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a hit musical! Mary Poppins is the story of a mysterious nanny who magically appears at the Banks household in Edwardian London to care for Jane and Michael Banks. Adventure abounds as she then whisks them away to meet chimney sweeps, shopkeepers, and more. The show features an irresistible story, breathtaking dance numbers, and beloved songs such as "Chim Chim Cher-ee," "A Spoonful of Sugar," and "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious." The New York Post called it "a perfect piece of musical theater." It received 7 Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical, and winning for Best Scenic Design. Believe in the magic of Mary Poppins and discover a world where anything can happen if you let it!

Tea at Three - Hudson River Museum
July 27, 2014 - Yonkers

New for young families! Sit near Glenview's Great Hall fireplace and listen to a story about this old house told by a Glenview "Explainer" - students from Sarah Lawrence, Mercy, and Lehman (CUNY) colleges, who study the inside and outside of this 1876 mansion that is a "National Historic Place." Find out about the Victorian family, the Trevors, who lived here over 100 years ago in a "make believe" tea party. Program is 30 minutes. Appropriate for ages 3 and older. Free with Museum admission.

Midsummer Day at KMA - Katonah Museum of Art
July 27, 2014 - Katonah

Programs for all ages will run throughout the day. Prices vary per program. From 12-2pm, see demonstrations of gaits unique to Icelandic horses, and meet them up close and personal. Icelandic Horses walk, trot and canter just like other horses, but they also move in two gaits unique to the breed. The tolt is an extremely smooth, four-beated gait, and the flying pace is a fast, two-beat lateral racing gait at which Icelandic horses can move up to 30 miles per hour. From 12:30-4pm, take one of two workshops. "Icelandscapes: Terrarium workshops with Wave Hill's Laurel Rimmer": About 470 species of native plants are found in Iceland, half of which are thought to be glacial survivors from the Ice Age. Large areas of bare rock, sandy wastelands and lava fields define the sub-arctic landscape. Visitors can join a terrarium specialist from Wave Hill, New York City's famed public garden, to create their own Icelandic-themed terrarium (adults) or open dish garden (children). 12:30-1:30pm: Terrarium Workshop for ages 14 and older, $45. Advance registration recommended to guarantee supplies. 3-4pm: Dish Garden Workshop for families; $18. Icelandic Lopi wool Make wild and wooly creations: watch a needle felting demonstration; make mini-sheep using real Icelandic roving. 1pm: Icelandic Lopi wool and knitting demo; all ages, free with Museum admission. 1:30-3pm: Felting hands-on sheep project. Drop-in workshop for all ages. Materials fee: $8. Story teller Bill Gordh at 1pm and 2pm With words and music, professional storyteller Bill Gordh brings Icelandic stories to life. The Icelandic sagas were a source of inspiration to classic authors like J.R.R. Tolkien, and Icelanders treasure the epic sagas of larger-than-life heroes and battles, both for their historical record and their narrative artistry. Iceland's tiny "hidden folk," on the other hand, are part of Iceland's daily consciousness, and these stories of these elven creatures are deeply woven into the fabric of Icelandic culture. At 2:30pm, take a Curator's Tour of "ICELAND: Artists Respond to Place" (free with Museum admission). From 5-7:30pm, enjoy An Evening of Icelandic Treats and Beer Garden Delights, with complimentary beer, wine, and tastes of Icelandic foods. Listen to the rootsy, smart sounds of singer-songwriter Milton. From the grill, enjoy sliders, hot dogs, and sides available for sale. $20. Food from the grill and gourmet ice cream will be available for purchase all day long.

Animal Meet & Greet - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
July 27, 2014 - Stamford

Meet a farm animal up close. From goats to guinea pigs and lambs to leopard geckos, see which animals call the nature center home. The program is approximately 15-20 minutes and will meet at the Outdoor Classroom by the Otter Pond. In inclement weather, meet at Overbrook Nature Center.

Wolf Pup 101 - Wolf Conservation Center
July 27, 2014 - South Salem

Celebrate the arrival of the WCC's new ambassador wolf pup! Enjoy learning about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why spring is a special time for packs in North America. Whether the wolves are living on the Arctic tundra or the high desert of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey to help their new pups flourish. Guests will visit Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa, and Zephyr, as well as the WCC's critically endangered red wolves. The new Ambassador wolf pup will also be on view so don't forget a camera! Pre-registration is required. Information and registration are available at nywolf.org.

Family Art Project: Fancy Fireflies - Wave Hill
July 27, 2014 - Bronx

Explore the exhibition of photographs by Gregory Crewdson in the Glyndor Gallery. Make a tiny, sparkly firefly to hang on a stick to light your way throughout the day and, using a special dyeing technique, create a dreamy, firefly-filled nightscape.

Teaching Trails: A Community Path for Environmental Education - Greenburgh Nature Center
July 27, 2014 - Scarsdale

During this guided trail experience through the woodland forest, discover who left that track, which tree makes the best animal home, or which mushrooms make the best dinner. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. With support from Con Edison.

Little Makers: Super Soap Making - NY Hall of Science
July 27, 2014 - Corona

This program invites families with young children to tinker, design and create together. Participants will explore new materials, tools and processes as they make a project to take home. Sometimes creativity can get messy, so dress your little maker (and yourself) in old clothing that can be splattered with things like paint, ink and glue. For more information, visit: nysci.org/little-makers. Kids mix and mold fun household ingredients to create scented soaps. This workshop is recommended for children ages 18 months and older and will be held in the museum?s Maker Space. Materials free $8 per family, plus NYSCI admission. Register online at nysci.org/little-makers.

Hands-On: Egg Collecting at Stone Barns - Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture
Through July 31, 2014 - Pocantico Hills

Step into the shoes of a farmer and pitch in with the all-important job of collecting eggs. Head out to the egg-mobiles (mobile hen houses), learn how the hens enjoy pasture-based lives, and take home a half-dozen farm-fresh eggs. Important: All participants must wear closed-toe shoes for this program. Children ages 2 and older must be accompanied by at least one ticketed adult, and all people attending the program must buy a ticket. Saturdays and Sundays, July 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, and 26-27. Two sessions: 11-11:45am and 12-12:45pm.

Family Farm Tour - Stone Barns Center
Through July 31, 2014 - Pocantico Hills

On this family-friendly tour for ages 4 and older, explore the farm and some seasonal highlights. Take a walk around the farm for a closer look at the animals being raised and the vegetables being grown. All children must be accompanied by a ticketed adult. July 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, and 26-27 from 1:30-2:15pm.

July Family Studio Art Projects - Hudson River Museum
Through July 31, 2014 - Yonkers

Family Studio Art Projects are creative activities inspired by the Museum's collections and exhibitions, led by Junior Docents and arts and science professionals, offered on weekends at the Museum. Saturdays and Sundays in July, visitors are invited to look at the bird designs in HRM's current exhibition, "Mandy Greer: The Ecstatic Moment," and create their own feathered capes. July 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27.

July Family Studio Science Projects - Hudson River Museum
Through July 31, 2014 - Yonkers

Family Studio Science Projects are creative activities inspired by the Museum's collections and exhibitions, led by Junior Docents and arts and science professionals, offered on weekends at the Museum. Saturdays in July, visitors are invited to discover the thousands of worlds that exist beyond our solar system, and learn about the astronomy detective work that uncovers them. July 5, 12, 19, and 26.

Family Fondue Sundays - The Melting Pot of White Plains
Through July 31, 2014 - White Plains

Fondue dining allows everyone to enjoy good conversation, eat slowly, and savor each bite...plus, it's fun! Parents can enjoy a three-course meal (salad, entree, and chocolate), and kids younger than age 14 can have two courses (entree and chocolate), all for a fixed price every Sunday in July from 12pm to 4pm. Visit meltingpot.com/white-plains/specials for details.

Faculty and Student Showcase - Pelham Art Center
Through August 08, 2014 - Pelham

Local Artists Exhibit New Work at Pelham Art Center's Faculty and Student Showcase. Pelham Art Center is pleased to present its highly popular Faculty and Student Showcase. This annual exhibition features both two- and three-dimensional work in a variety of mediums by the Art Center's distinguished teachers and enthusiastic students. Exhibited work includes, among others, charcoals, oils, black and white photographs,digital prints, mixed media, and ceramics. This exhibition provides a great opportunity to view and collect original work from emerging and established artists. Since its founding in 1970, the Pelham Art Center faculty has grown as the Art Center has increased its course offerings to embrace new media while continuing to provide instruction in traditional techniques. From beginners to accomplished artists, students of all ages who want to explore their creative potential have flourished by working with Pelham Art Center's teaching artists. More than 1,300 students, from ages 2-90+, attended over 100 visual art classes and workshops offered at the Art Center this past year. These classes are taught by more than thirty art educators, many of whom are participating in this exhibition alongside their students. This exhibition is on view from July 11 through August 8, 2014. There will be a free Opening Reception and All-Age Art Workshop for visitors and prospective students on Friday, July 11, from 6:30-8pm. In addition, the public is invited to meet the teaching artists to discuss course offerings and their work. About Pelham Art Center Pelham Art Center's mission is to provide the public with a place, the resources and the opportunity to see, study, and experience the arts in a community setting. Currently serving more than 16,000 adults and children in Westchester County and parts of the Bronx by offering high-quality free and affordable art programs year-round, Pelham Art Center is committed to the belief that the public's access to and participation in the arts strengthens communities and fosters lifelong engagement in the arts. Pelham Art Center, 155 Fifth Ave., Pelham, NY 10803. 914-738-2525. Email [email protected] Hours: Tuesday–Friday, 10–5pm; Saturday, 10–4pm. Directions: Located five blocks from the Hutchinson Parkway exit 12, and 2 blocks from the Metro North Pelham stop. These events and programs are made possible, in part, by ArtsWestchester with funds from Westchester County Government. Pelham Art Center also receives funding from: New York State Council on the Arts, A State Agency; Westchester Jewish Community Services; hibu; Nurses Network of America; Town of Pelham; New Rochelle Campership Fund; Bistro Rollin; Robin's Art+Giving; Nycon; Junior League of Pelham, Prospect Hill Lunchtime Enrichment; Strypemonde Foundation; Mark Link Insurance; Broadway Electric, Owen Berkowitz; Members; and Annual Fund Donors.

Roy R. Neuberger Exhibition Prize 2014 - Robin Rhode: Animating the Everyday - Neuberger Museum of Art
Through August 10, 2014 - Purchase

The Neuberger Museum of Art of Purchase College is organizing "Robin Rhode: Animating the Everyday," a ten-year survey of the work of the South African-born, Berlin-based artist. Curated by Helaine Posner, senior curator of contemporary art, and Purchase College professor, Louise Yelin, the exhibition will be on view from May 4 through Aug. 10. "Animating the Everyday" focuses on the digital videos that Rhode identifies as "animations," and the photographic series that correspond to or complement the time-based work. These animations articulate drawing and movement; juxtapose sound and image; recycle everyday objects such as bicycles, chairs, musical instruments, and sports equipment; and re-fashion artistic precursors and contemporaries such as Marcel Duchamp, Gerrit Rietveld, Mies van der Rohe, William Kentridge, and Richard Serra. Produced in studios, in the streets, and in Rhode's parents' yard in Johannesburg, the animations and photographs feature an uncanny conjunction of the familiar and the strange, and vividly stage the perils and delights of everyday life. The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully-illustrated catalogue with essays by the co-curators; by Tom Gunning, Professor in the Department of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Chicago; and by Leora Maltz-Leca, Assistant Professor of contemporary art and visual culture at RISD who focuses on South African art. Throughout his life, Museum founder Roy R. Neuberger was devoted to supporting and promoting the work of contemporary artists. Following that important vision, the Neuberger Museum of Art awards the Neuberger Prize every two years to an artist for an early career survey and catalogue. The Prize is a critical component of the Museum's commitment to support innovative, international art and artists in the early stages of their career. Projects of past Neuberger Prize recipients Tania Bruguera and Dana Schutz were met with great critical acclaim. In the third installment of this signature program, the Neuberger Prize will be awarded to an artist whose identity will soon be announced.

Walk Among Live Butterflies - EXTENDED TO AUG. 10TH! - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through August 10, 2014 - Scarsdale

The annual exhibit is held in a hoop house structure, in a meadow, providing a natural setting for both visitors and butterflies. In addition to colorful and fragrant flowering plants, there will be New York native butterflies, Monarchs, Painted Ladies, and Swallowtails fluttering from blossom to blossom in search of nourishing nectar. You may even observe them resting in a shady spot to cool off or see them sipping water from a puddle. While enjoying the beauty of these delicate creatures, learn about the life cycle of a butterfly, from egg and caterpillar stages, to chrysalis and butterfly, and discover the unique relationship between specific plants and butterflies. The exhibit is appropriate for all ages and free with Museum admission. Visitors MUST stop by the Manor House first to pay admission and to receive a stamp in order to enter the hoop house. Runs June 28 through Aug. 10.

STEAM - Art Meets Technology at a New Exhibition at the Arts Exchange - ArtsWestchester
Through August 16, 2014 - White Plains

STEAM, the exhibition, features 29 contemporary artists and artist collaborations that have created original, engaging, and visually striking artworks in dialogue with STEM - science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The show explores the innovation that occurs when art and these core subjects intersect, overlap, and inspire one another. The concept is simple: STEM + ARTS = STEAM. Sponsored by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals. In partnership with Westchester Community College Center for the Digital Arts, Peekskill Extension. ArtsWestchester, 31 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains, NY 10601. On view: May 20-Aug. 16, 2014 Gallery Hours: Tuesdays-Saturdays, 12-5pm For more information, visit: artsw.org/steam.

Exhibit: Gregory Crewdson: Fireflies - Wave Hill - Glyndor Gallery
Through August 24, 2014 - Bronx

With his Fireflies series of photographs, Gregory Crewdson frames that fleeting moment when the sun slips away and the beguiling insects begin their electric dance. From one image to the next, there is a multiplicity of movement, a sense of the unexpected and the uncanny. The intensity of light is generated from the riveting insects, balanced by the waning sun. Moving into total darkness, the landscape fades away and lightening bugs become the focal point. Light is a pivotal element in Crewdson's large oeuvre and is masterfully controlled and scripted in other series such as Twilight or Dream House. Yet here he launches us into a balmy summer evening by capturing the fireflies' spontaneous sparkle. In its simplicity and directness, this series is a departure from the large-scale photographs for which Crewdson is known. It was created in 1996, when Crewdson was living alone in his family's cabin in Becket, Massachusetts. That summer, he ventured out each evening with camera in hand to observe the fireflies' mysterious mating ritual. At the end of August, he moved on to other projects. Ten years later, he revisited the series with renewed interest, and began to print a total of 61 images. A selection of the black-and-white prints was exhibited in 2006 with a limited-edition catalogue. This is the first time the entire Fireflies series has been shown all together in one exhibition. The acclaimed photographer has exhibited extensively throughout the world. This year, the series Beneath the Roses is on view at Museum of Image and Sound, Rio de Janiero, Brazil. The 2012 film Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters documents the remarkable process of making this series. His works are in significant public collections including the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He divides his time between New York City and his studio in Western Massachusetts. ON view through Aug. 24.

When Modern Was Contemporary: The Roy R. Neuberger Collection, - Neuberger Museum of Art
Through August 25, 2014 - Purchase

At the time it was assembled, the Roy R. Neuberger Collection, the cornerstone of the collection of the Neuberger Museum of Art, was considered by many to be the most important private collection of contemporary American art in the world. Built mainly between the early 1940s and 1960s, the Collection is strongest in materials that describe the evolution of modernism in the visual arts of North America between the end of World War I and the onset of the Cold War. Remarkably, most of the works that Neuberger acquired at the height of his collecting in the 1940s and 1950s were purchased within a month to a year or two of their execution dates, reflecting Neuberger's commitment to support living artists. The exhibition and permanent collection catalogue, both entitled "When Modern Was Contemporary: The Roy R. Neuberger Collection," will feature works by artists such as Milton Avery, Romare Bearden, Alexander Calder, Arthur Dove, Edward Hopper, Georgia O'Keeffe, Jackson Pollock, and Mark Rothko. The catalogue will contain contributions by Neuberger curators, Purchase College faculty, and outside authors. Edited and organized by Chief Curator Tracy Fitzpatrick. On view May 11 through Aug. 25.

Marine Life Study Cruises - Maritime Aquarium
Through August 31, 2014 - Norwalk

Cruise out for close encounters with crabs, fish, squid and always a few surprises when you come aboard The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk's research vessel for a new season of Marine Life Study Cruises. These outings reveal what is, to many, a surprising diversity of marine life just off the shores of Long Island Sound. Aquarium educators put participants to work in collecting and examining animals from all levels of the water column: tiny wriggly plankton gathered at the surface (and viewed with a videomicroscope), little crabs and worms grabbed from the muddy bottom, and an always-unique variety of fish, crabs, squid, lobsters and surprises brought up in the Oceanic's trawl net. Aquarium Study Cruises are good for ages 8 and older. Advance reservations are strongly recommended. Walk-up tickets will be sold, space permitting. April 26-August 31.

Jiggle A Jelly - Maritime Aquarium
Through August 31, 2014 - Norwalk

The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is turning conventional beach wisdom upside down by inviting its visitors to do something they?ve been told not to do all their lives: touch a jellyfish. The ?Jiggle A Jelly? touch tank lets visitors safely touch live moon jellyfish, one of the most common species in Long Island Sound. The special exhibit will be open near the Aquarium's Jellyfish Culture Lab aily in July and August. The exhibit runs through August 31.

Tales of Two Cities: New York & Beijing - Bruce Museum
Through August 31, 2014 - Greenwich

This exhibition focuses on two of the world's leading centers of art – New York and Beijing – and offers a visual pairing of five New York-based artists with five Beijing-based artists. The ten artists have been engaged in five different global, cross-cultural, artistic dialogues over the course of two years about issues ranging from political and social upheaval to materials and techniques. May 3-August 31,2014.

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival presents 'The Two Gentlemen of Verona' - Boscobel
Through August 31, 2014 - Garrison

Shakespeare's gleeful, yet provocative, examination of friendship and young love features jealous lovers, a cross-dressing heroine, a hysterical clown, and the best role for a dog ever! Boscobel's grounds open for picnicking two hours before the show; bring your own food or enjoy prepared foods available for purchase on site. For information or to purchase tickets, visit hvshakespeare.org. Each summer, HVSF presents three plays in repertory under a spectacular open-air theatre tent overlooking the Hudson River in Garrison. HVSF's actors take the starch out of Shakespeare, creating exuberant productions on a spare, earthen stage, with the river and mountains as a breathtaking backdrop. Before the show, you can picnic on the manicured lawns, relax at the cafe, or stroll through formal gardens. A truly one-of-a-kind theatre experience.

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival presents 'Othello' - Boscobel
Through August 31, 2014 - Garrison

Othello, newly married to Desdemona, is appointed leader of a major military operation. Iago, passed over for promotion by Othello in favor of the younger Cassio, persuades Othello that Cassio and Desdemona are having an affair, with devastating consequences. Boscobel's grounds open for picnicking two hours before the show; bring your own food or enjoy prepared foods available for purchase on site. For information or to purchase tickets, visit hvshakespeare.org. Each summer, HVSF presents three plays in repertory under a spectacular open-air theatre tent overlooking the Hudson River in Garrison. HVSF's actors take the starch out of Shakespeare, creating exuberant productions on a spare, earthen stage, with the river and mountains as a breathtaking backdrop. Before the show, you can picnic on the manicured lawns, relax at the cafe, or stroll through formal gardens. A truly one-of-a-kind theatre experience.

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival presents 'The Liar' - Boscobel
Through August 31, 2014 - Garrison

"The Liar," by David Ives, is adapted from the comedy by Pierre Corneille, and directed by Russell Treyz. Take one young man who cannot tell the truth, and his manservant who cannot tell a lie; add two beautiful young women, and a jealous lover - then sit back to enjoy the hilarious consequences in this brilliantly witty adaptation of this classic comedy. Boscobel's grounds open for picnicking two hours before the show; bring your own food or enjoy prepared foods available for purchase on site. For information or to purchase tickets, visit hvshakespeare.org. Each summer, HVSF presents three plays in repertory under a spectacular open-air theatre tent overlooking the Hudson River in Garrison. HVSF's actors take the starch out of Shakespeare, creating exuberant productions on a spare, earthen stage, with the river and mountains as a breathtaking backdrop. Before the show, you can picnic on the manicured lawns, relax at the cafe, or stroll through formal gardens. A truly one-of-a-kind theatre experience.

Lorikeets - Maritime Aquarium
Through September 01, 2014 - Norwalk

Back by popular demand, the lorikeets return to the Aquarium for the summer. Laugh and a squawk with beautiful tropical birds that will sip food right out of your hands. The exhibit will feature about a dozen varieties of lorikeets, which are colorful medium-sized parrots native to the south Pacific (SE Asia, eastern Australia, Polynesia). They're naturally found in rain forests and woodlands, but also in wooded urban areas, where they primarily feed on the nectars of various blossoms and fruits. Lorikeets are specially adapted to their sweet diet through their specialized tongue. When the tongue is extended, tiny appendages called papillae stand up like bristles, expanding the tongue's surface area and allowing the birds to collect more nectar. May 24-September 1, 2014.

EXHIBITIONS TREEHOUSES: LOOK WHO'S LIVING IN THE TREES! - Stamford Museum & Nature Center
Through September 01, 2014 - Stamford

Hidden in the leaves, snug in the trunk or burrowed under the roots, what types of animals actually live in a tree? Bring the family to this summer exhibition and find out just who and what lives in a tree. This exhibition encourages visitors to get up close and explore the variety of life forms that live in trees. Go inside two interactive, indoor Treehouses and travel across the multi-story Observation Bridge. Complete a scavenger hunt by spotting animals through periscope and stereoscopic viewfinders. Investigators can follow animal tracking clues and those with happy feet can dance-dance to a light-floor forest soundtrack. Future field scientists can "climb" from tree to tree to discover the variety of habitats that trees provide for animals and then scramble up into the Crow's Nest for a closer view. June 20-September 1, 2014.

Journey to the South Pacific - Maritime Aquarium - IMAX Theater
Through September 01, 2014 - Norwalk

Narrated by Academy Award�-winner Cate Blanchett, "Journey to the South Pacific" will take moviegoers on a breathtaking IMAX� adventure to the lush tropical islands of remote West Papua, where life flourishes above and below the sea. Join Jawi, a young island boy, as he leads a journey of discovery to this magical place where he encounters whale sharks, sea turtles, manta rays and other iconic creatures of the sea. Home to more than 2,000 species of sea life, this exotic locale features the most diverse marine ecosystem on Earth. An uplifting story of hope and celebration, "Journey to the South Pacific" highlights the importance of living in balance with the ocean planet we all call home.

Blue Star Program - Bruce Museum
Through September 01, 2014 - Greenwich

The museum is participating in the Blue Star Program which provides free admission for the nation's active duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve and their families. May 25-September 1.

Summer Storywalk: Bone By Bone: Comparing Animal Skeletons - White Plains Public Library
Through September 02, 2014 - White Plains

How are human skeletons like and unlike those of other animals? This StoryWalk is based on the book "Bone by Bone: Comparing Animal Skeletons," written Sara Levine and illustrated by T.S. Spookytooth. The Storywalk is open to families with children in grades 1-6 from July 1 through Sept. 2., during library hours: Mon.-Thu., 10am-9pm; Fri., 10am-6pm; Sat., 10am-5pm; Sun. 1pm-5pm.

Groundbreakers: Great American Gardens and The Women Who Designed Them - New York Botanical Garden
Through September 07, 2014 - Bronx

Celebrate great American gardens of the early 20th century and the extraordinary women who designed them. This garden-wide exhibition celebrates early 20th-century America's most influential women in landscape architecture and design, as well as garden photography. Experience Mrs. Rockefeller's Garden in the Haupt Conservatory - an exquisite evocation of the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden in Maine - and through the many exhibition components offered that embrace poetry, music, and photography, discover the innovative work and significant contributions of these women to American history and culture. Through Sep. 7.

Cruise Nights - Bear Mountain State Park
Through September 10, 2014 - Bear Mountain

Rod Benders Car Club of New York hosts this popular, summertime event each Wednesday evening through September 10. Weather-permitting, hot rod fans can check out 400-600 cool cars and motorcycles as well as vendors, food, entertainment, raffles, and more. Evenings are family-friendly and pets are welcome.

Exhibition: Mandy Greer: The Ecstatic Moment - Hudson River Museum
Through September 14, 2014 - Yonkers

Seattle-based artist Mandy Greer installs a fantasy world at the Hudson River Museum, awash in color, laced with glittering chandeliers, and alive with birds and figures draped in costume in her first New York solo exhibition. "Mandy Greer: The Ecstatic Moment" opens May 7 and runs through September 14, 2014. Mandy's work is inspired by a range of elements, a mix of fairy tales and mythology, as well as the magic and mundane in everyday life. Using fabrics and objects from the natural world, she creates a fantastical world with sewing machine and crochet hook as her tools.

Sculpture in the Courtyard: Wonderwall (Fluorescent Fuchsia Labyrinth) NOTE: New Date: Opening June 20! - Pelham Art Center
Through September 18, 2014 - Pelham

A new, monumental sculpture by New York City-based artist Andrea Stanislav, Wonderwall will be on view in the 2,300-sq.-ft open courtyard. This experiential and interactive sonic installation responds to the architecture of the Pelham Art Center's courtyard, exterior light, and visitors to the space. The sculpture is made from cast concrete reinforced with steel rebar, steel tube, and recycled transparent fluorescent vinyl. The participants will experience a minimalist transparent construction that references a labyrinth form and is activated by its glowing florescent fuchsia color and light. The cement and florescent vinyl work off each other towards a material duality. Motion sensors are hidden in the trees, and when triggered by visitors, play an original, atmospheric remixed audio work from hidden audio speakers, which deconstructs the Oasis song "Wonderwall." The installation aims to strike a balance and synergy between a physical form, light, color, and sound for the visitor/participant. Through Sep. 18. About the Artist Andrea Stanislav (b. 1968, Chicago) is an American artist, based in New York City, whose practice includes sculpture, video installation, and public projects. Ms. Stanislav received an M.F.A. from Alfred University, New York; and a B.F.A. from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work considers themes of harmony and deconstruction in the natural world, popular culture and, by extension, regards the sublime, realized through unexpected visual manifestations, multi-media installations, and monumental sculpture. Selected solo exhibitions and projects include: 21st C. Contemporary Art Museum, Louisville, KY; Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE; Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN; Redux Contemporary Art Center, Charleston, SC; and The Cynthia Corbett Gallery, London, UK. Ms. Stanislav has recently received a 2014 Art-centre Pushkinskaya-10 St. Petersburg International Residency Award, 2013 Imagine Fund Award, The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council - Swing Space Artist Residency, New York, NY, among many other awards. Public and private art commissions and project locations include: Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN; New York, NY; University of Oregon, Eugene, OR; Morningside College, Sioux City, IA; Mon Serrat, Spain; Key West, FL; Louisville, KY, and Washington DC. Andrea Stanislav's work is represented by The Cynthia Corbett Gallery, London, UK; Packer Schopf Gallery, Chicago, IL; and Jonathan Shorr New York, NY. She is an Associate Professor of Visual Arts at the University of Minnesota - Minneapolis, where she is the head of the Sculpture Area.

Science at the Fairs - NY Hall of Science
Through September 27, 2014 - Corona

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the 1964-65 World�s Fair, NYSCI is collaborating with Queens Historical Society curator, Richard Hourahan, to bring the history of science at the World�s Fairs to NYSCI with a photo exhibit. Get a snapshot of how science was viewed and presented to the public 75 and 50 years ago. The ideas, the excitement, and the latest achievements, hopes and fears are told through a compelling series of black and white photographs and audio and video excerpts of the presentations, exhibits and visitors who flocked to the fairs. The exhibit runs through Sept. 27.

6th Annual StoryWalk - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through September 28, 2014 - Scarsdale

Take a guided walk along the woodland trail while enjoying a favorite children's storybook, "Opossum at Sycamore Road" by Sally M. Walker. Bookmarks and passes for a free CPKids Meal will be available in the Manor House. Sponsored by California Pizza Kitchen. Recommended for ages 8 and younger. June 29 through Sept. 28.

The Katonah Museum of Art presents ICELAND: Artists Respond to Place - Katonah Museum of Art
Through September 28, 2014 - Katonah

The austere, beguiling landscape of Iceland functions as muse and material for its artists. Innately attuned to dramatic physical changes and extreme solar rhythms, Icelandic artists carry within them a heightened awareness of the environment as a dynamic, living entity. This is the first museum exhibition in the United States to focus exclusively on the rich and complex relationship of contemporary Icelandic artists to the singular geography of their island nation. This KMA-originated exhibition showcases twelve artists whose works cover a broad range of formal approaches and media, including painting, photography, sculpture, site-specific wall-drawings, and video installation. All artwork in the exhibition dates from the past ten years. The featured artists are Birgir Andresson, Eggert Petursson, Egill Saebjornsson, Einar Falur Ingolfsson, Georg Guoni Hauksson, Guojon Ketilsson, Guorun Einarsdottir, Katrin Sigurdardottir, Olafur Eliasson, Ragna Robertsdottir, Ruri, and Pordis Alda Siguroardottir. The exhibition is curated by Pari Stave. In the Beitzel and Righter Galleries. Through Sep. 28.

The ARt of Zero: Heinz Mack, Otto Piene, Gunther Uecker & Friends - Neuberger Museum of Art
Through September 28, 2014 - Purchase

In the wake of devastation wrought by World War II, European artists who called themselves Group Zero, attempted to re-harmonize the relationship between humankind and nature, proclaiming the "zero hour" of postwar art. In the 1950s, two of the artists -- Heinz Mack and Otto Piene -- developed a new visual language to create "new art for a new age," exploring light, movement, and structure, using materials and technology taken from science and industry. Representing the "incommensurable zone in which the old state turns to the new," these artists used the meaning of the number "zero" to signify "nothing," an erasure of the past; and its circular form to represent "everything," a promise for the future of humanity, art, and technology. Works by Getulio Alviani, Hartmut Bohm, Enrico Castellani, Gianni Colombo, Lucio Fontana, Heinz Mack, Almir Mavignier, Henk Peeters, Otto Piene, George Rickey, Jesus Rafael Soto, Jean Tinguely, Luis Tomasello, and Gunther Uecker in The Art of Zero are selected from the permanent collection of the Neuberger Museum of Art. The Art of Zero is organized by the Neuberger Museum of Art of Purchase College, SUNY, and curated by Assistant Curator Avis Larson. July 13 through Sep. 28.

Sheffield Island Lighthouse - Sheffield Island
Through September 28, 2014 - Norwalk

Sheffield Island with its historic 146-year-old lighthouse, beaches and wildlife refuge offers abundant summer fun for visitors. Visitors can board the Seaport Association's 45-foot C.J. Toth catamaran for a cruise to the island then tour the lighthouse, observe wildlife in their natural habitat in the Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge, hunt for shells along the beach, dine on a picnic lunch, play on the lawns around the lighthouse and just have a good time. The lighthouse is open to visitors for daily tours, however, the tower section of the lighthouse is closed for renovations.During your time on the island, you may want to enjoy a picnic lunch you brought along and take in the spectacular view of the harbor from its most recognized gateway. Sheffield Island is a rocky outcrop with rolling terrain and the docking facilities do not meet ADA regulations. Every effort has been made to minimize non-compliance. The gangway leading from the dock to the island is wide enough to accommodate a standard wheelchair. The gangway incline (steepness) is determined by the height of the tide; at low tide it is steeper than at high tide. Due to liability concerns, the Sheffield Island staff is disallowed to assist with lifting or pushing a wheelchair or stroller. It will be important for the physically challenged to travel with a companion abled to assist them. When making reservations, leave contact information that will be available for day of trip as you may need to be contacted if there is a change due to weather conditions. June 26-September 28.

Muscoot Farmers' Market - Muscoot Farm
Through October 26, 2014 - Katonah

Food, meats, produce, pasta, dressings, pickles, jams, baked goods, and more are all available at the market.

Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed - Bronx Zoo
Through November 02, 2014 - Bronx

Dinos are back at the Zoo, bigger and badder! The attraction includes a ride through the Cretaceous and Jurassic periods with more than two-dozen animatronic dinosaurs up to 40 feet long which move, snarl, roar, and spit. Board a paleontologist's wagon for a trip back in time. Dig for fossils at a field site and explore artifacts. Take a tour through the pre-historic world at Erth's Dinosaur Zoo. Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed includes a ride through a two-acre area of the zoo, and highlights the physical or behavioral adaptations many share with species that are alive today. This limited engagement runs through November 2, and will be included in the Total Experience Ticket. Special events will take place all spring and summer. Tickets can be purchased in advance at bronxzoo.com.

In the Garden of Sonic Delights - Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
Through November 02, 2014 - Katonah

"In the Garden of Sonic Delights" is a major exhibition of sound art woven into the fabric of Westchester County, NY. Centered at Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, the exhibition spans six of the region's most dynamic cultural institutions and features fifteen commissioned, site-specific artworks by some of the world's most sought-after artists working in the medium of sound. Each artist has drawn inspiration from their chosen location, creating work that is mindful of the natural and human-made sounds and systems already present in the environment, while engaging each site's unique characteristics, be they acoustic, historic, architectural, or aesthetic. Over the five-month duration of the exhibition, the artworks will be transformed in their context, in tandem with the passing of the day and the change in seasons, rewarding many return visits. In the Garden of Sonic Delights reveals the power of sound to galvanize our perceptions, encourage participation, elevate awareness, and foster reflection. Open June 7 through Nov. 2.

New Rochelle Farmers' Market - New Location for 2014! - New Rochelle
Through November 21, 2014 - New Rochelle

Fresh, local baked goods, plants and flowers, eggs, dairy, honey, meat, poultry, specialty foods, fruits, vegetables, and more.

Bronxville Farmers' Market - Bronxville
Through November 22, 2014 - Bronxville

The BFM is celebrating its 13th year. With a varied mix of close to 40 vendors, the market offers pasture-raised meats and poultry, hand spun yarn from local fibers, produce and orchard fruits and veggies, and many specialty items like prepared meal made with local ingredients, baked goods, and ice cream. Plenty of free parking.

Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow Farmers' Market - Tarrytown
Through November 22, 2014 - Tarrytown

Fresh, local baked goods, artisinal bread, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fish, fruit, herbs, meats, plants, specialty foods, vegetables, and more.

Pleasantville Farmers' Market - Pleasantville
Through November 22, 2014 - Pleasantville

Fresh, local baked goods, artisinal breads, chutneys, honey, jams, cheese, plants and flowers, olive oils, pickles, fish, spices, gourmet peanut butters, dairy products, fish, fruit, herbs, meats, produce, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

John Jay Homestead Farm Market - John Jay Homestead
Through November 22, 2014 - Katonah

This independent market offers fruit, produce, including heirloom varieties, and flowers grown by local farmers, using certified organic, organic, biodynamic, and conventional methods. There will be an array of artisanal baked goods, including raw, vegan, and gluten-free, cheese, dairy, wine, meats, fresh seafood, prepared foods, as well as hand-crafted local products. The John Jay Homestead Farm Market continues to embrace the small, local farmer, whose farms are literally miles from the site. The market also offers musical entertainment and features community organizations, demonstrations, and workshops. Shoppers will enjoy 62-acres of historic grounds and are welcome to explore flower, herb and vegetable gardens, a chicken-and-egg co-op, and a 12-hive apiary, along with wooded trails and a pond. They can tour the historic Jay house, discover the new Education and Visitor Center in the newly restored Carriage Barn, or explore the new Children's Discovery Centers in five of the site's historic buildings, filled with hands-on activities.

Croton-on-Hudson Farmers' Market - Croton-on-Hudson
Through November 23, 2014 - Croton-on-Hudson

Fresh, local baked goods, artisinal bread, cheese, plants and flowers, dairy products, honey, fish, fruits, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, specialty foods, vegetables, personal care products, and more.

Rye Farmers' Market - Rye
Through December 07, 2014 - Rye

Fresh, local baked goods, artisinal bread, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, honey, fish, fruits, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, specialty foods, vegetables, pantry staples, and more.

Larchmont Farmers' Market - Larchmont
Through December 13, 2014 - Larchmont

Fresh, local baked goods, artisinal bread, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, honey, fish, fruits, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, specialty foods, vegetables, yarns and fibers, and more.

Ossining Farmers' Market - Ossining
Through December 27, 2014 - Ossining

Fresh, local baked goods, artisinal bread, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fish, fruit, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

Meerkats - Maritime Aquarium
Through December 31, 2014 - Norwalk

Meerkats are members of the mongoose family that live in social ?mobs? in the Kalahari Desert, in the southern African nations of Botswana and South Africa. No mere cats, meerkats are fascinating for living in structured but cooperative societies, including a foraging strategy where adults take turns standing guard upright on their hind feet, watching for predators, while the others eat. The meerkats? exhibit offers opportunities for climbing, digging and exploring, with several feeding locations to keep them on the alert for incoming crickets. A viewing bubble lets visitors pop up right among the meerkats. February 1-December 31, 2014.

Mt. Kisco Farmers' Market - St. Marks Church
Through December 31, 2014 - Mt. Kisco

Includes fresh, wholesome food and a large selection of natural items - soaps, lotions, candles, knitted items, lavender and more. The market is managed by Sandra Lena of John Boy's Farm. Each week the Market will feature a local chef preparing the "$5 Slow Food Local Harvest Meal" using the freshest local ingredients. Bring the family and enjoy!

John Ruppert's Yellow Orb/Homage to Van Gogh - Katonah Museum of Art
Through May 31, 2015 - Katonah

Yellow Orb/Homage to Van Gogh, created by sculptor John Ruppert specifically for the Katonah Museum of Art campus, will be on view on the front lawn of the KMA. Ruppert transforms prison-grade chain link fabric into large, vessel-like forms. Chain link typically connotes danger and boundaries; it is a commercial product intended to confine, protect, and keep out. The material reflects the urban environs of Ruppert's Baltimore studio, and is one that the artist often employs for his sculptures. The industrial fencing is an unexpected element in the bucolic landscape of the Katonah Museum of Art. Also surprising is its intense yellow color, which is luminous and joyful. The woven wire mesh creates shifting optical patterns that animate the work in surprising ways. On view through May 31, 2015. The Katonah Museum of Art (KMA), located at 134 Jay St. (Route 22) in Katonah, NY, is a cultural destination offering changing exhibitions that feature art from all cultures and time periods. The Museum attracts visitors from Westchester and Fairfield Counties, as well as the larger tri-state region. Located at the northern end of Katonah's "Museum Mile" just off of Route 22, and neighboring John Jay Homestead and Caramoor, the Katonah Museum of Art is a two-minute taxi ride from the Katonah Metro North train station. The KMA offers lectures, workshops, concerts, and other events for a general audience, as well as innovative and substantive programs for over 100 member schools. The Learning Center is an interactive space where children can come on a daily basis to explore and create art. Among the many programs for children and families are Stroller Tours, Family Days, Saturday Story Time, Schools Out/Arts In vacation day programs, and art classes for children ages 3-12. The Museum's innovative Arte Juntos/Art Together program for new immigrant families has been recognized as a model program by the federal government. The KMA mounts ten exhibitions per year in its main galleries, Sculpture Garden, and Learning Center. Influential modernist architect Edward Larrabee Barnes designed the 10,000-square-foot building. On view through May 31, 2015 during Museum hours: Sunday: 12-5pm; Tuesday through Saturday: 10am-5pm. Closed Monday.

Toy Boat-Making Workshop - Maritime Aquarium
Through December 31, 2015 - Norwalk

Visit the toy boat-making area on weekends for a fun 20-minute boat-building project. Build and decorate a toy sailboat to take home as a special keepsake of your visit. Saturdays and Sundays year-round.

Africa: From the Desert to the Sea - Maritime Aquarium
Through December 31, 2015 - Norwalk

Explore the aquatic wonders of Africa, including amazing fish from the Nile River, the lakes of Africa's Great Rift Valley and the Red Sea. Species highlighted include exotic air-breathing lungfish that can survive for a year if their waterhole goes dry, and colorful cichlids and coral reef species that shine in shimmering rainbows. January 1 2014 - December 31, 2015.

Born to Be Wild - Maritime Aquarium
Through June 30, 2024 - 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 June 30,2014.

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