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THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN BRONX ON JUNE 3

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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, June 3, 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 June 3. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Bronx, check out our complete calendar of events.

Shabbat for Tots - Union Temple
Through December 28, 2012 - Brooklyn

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

Fancy Free - New York City Ballet
June 03, 2012 -

Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990), the gifted and versatile American conductor and composer of symphonic music and Broadway shows, was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts. At the age of seventeen he entered Harvard, went on to study at the Curtis Institute, and then to Tanglewood. Serge Koussevitzky took great interest in his talent and promoted his conducting career, and his great chance came when, on short notice, he substituted brilliantly for Bruno Walter, who had become ill. He performed as a conductor and pianist, and lectured at universities and on television. His compositions ranged from the classical to the musical stage, and included Mass, Kaddish, West Side Story (again in collaboration with Jerome Robbins), Candide, and The Age of Anxiety. He was the first native-born American to become conductor of the New York Philharmonic, and he conducted around the world.

Jeu de Cartes - New York City Ballet
June 03, 2012 -

"Years ago, George Balanchine suggested that I choreograph Stravinsky's Jeu de Cartes, not as a ballet about a card game but as an abstraction. I wasn't interested. But when I heard the score recently, I was struck by its jazzy vitality, and I've decided to take Mr. B.'s advice."— Peter MartinsIgor Stravinsky (1882-1971) entered law school in 1901, at the age of 19. That year he also gave his first public piano recital and began studying piano and composition with Rimsky-Korsakov in St. Petersburg. He was to become, before his death, one of the greatest composers and musical innovators of the 20th century, mastering musical styles from Romanticism to Neoclassicism to Serialism. Stravinsky came to the attention of Sergei Diaghilev in 1910, who asked him to orchestrate two pieces by Chopin for the ballet Les Sylphides, and then to compose an original ballet. The result, Firebird, projected both Diaghilev's Ballets Russes and the young composer to worldwide acclaim. His ballets for Diaghilev's Ballets Russes also included Petrushka, choreographed by Michael Fokine, The Rite of Spring, choreographed by Vaslav Nijinsky, and Apollon Musagète (Apollo), choreographed by George Balanchine. His music has been used in over 30 ballets originating with New York City Ballet from 1948 through 1992, including Danses Concertantes, Orpheus, The Cage, Agon, Monumentum pro Gesualdo, Movements for Piano and Orchestra, Rubies, Symphony in Three Movements, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Concerto for Two Solo Pianos, Suite from L'histoire du Soldat, Concertino, and Jeu de Cartes. He composed Jeu de Cartes (Card Game: A Ballet in Three Deals) for the first Stravinsky Festival mounted by George Balanchine at the Metropolitan Opera in 1937. In the original version dancers were costumed to represent the four suits in a deck of cards, and the joker was the central character.

Tschaikovsky Suite No. 3 - New York City Ballet
June 03, 2012 -

Balanchine's first setting of music from Tschaikovsky's third suite for orchestra was created in 1947, when Ballet Theatre commissioned him to choreograph the theme and variations that constitute the final movement. Called simply Theme and Variations, the work is a riveting display of classical technique that has become a staple of the ballet repertory. In 1970, Balanchine decided to choreograph the entire suite, incorporating Theme and Variations as the fourth and final movement with only minor revisions. With scenery and costumes by Nicolas Benois, the first three movements are danced in a softly-lit ballroom. The women are dressed in long-flowing dresses and their hair is unbound. In the opening movement, the corps of women dance barefoot. Peter Ilyitch Tschaikovsky (1840-1893) studied at the Conservatory in St. Petersburg, where Balanchine later studied piano in addition to his studies in dance. Tschaikovsky is one of the most popular and influential of all romantic composers. His work is expressive, melodic, grand in scale, with rich orchestrations. His output was prodigious and included chamber works, symphonies, concerti for various instruments, operas and works for the piano. His creations for the ballet, composed in close partnership with Marius Petipa, include Swan Lake, The Nutcracker and The Sleeping Beauty.

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

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

Studio Sunday - Museum of Arts & Design
June 03, 2012 - Manhattan

Intergenerational workshops led by professional artist-educators, artists from the Open Studios Program, and visiting artists in the exhibitions.

Guided Nature Walk - Tenafly Nature Center
June 03, 2012 - Tenafly

Enjoy the season with a guided walk along one of the nature center's trails. All ages welcome but no strollers allowed. In case of inclement weather, program will be cancelled.

Wear it like a crown - Brooklyn Academy of Music
Through June 03, 2012 - Fort Greene

An arresting tableau of theatrics passes from shadows into light in Wear it like a crown, the latest triumph from Sweden's Cirkus Cirkör (Inside Out, 2009 Next Wave Festival). Consisting of six interlocking stories of solitary dreamers who yearn to connect with the world by way of juggling, knife-throwing, daredevil acrobatics, dance, and mime, Cirkus Cirkör rekindles the narrative possibilities of traditional vaudeville while leaping forward with a new circus aesthetic. Anchored by the lush folk-inflected chamber pop of Norwegian chanteuse Rebekka Karijord, Wear it like a crown explores a world in which magic and redemption are possible.

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

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

The Children's Courage Corner - Suffolk Y JCC
June 03, 2012 - Commack

This programs is designed for children ages 8-11 whose families have been affected by cancer. The purpose is to create a supportive atmosphere where friendships can be formed and children can gain strength and hope. Contact Emily Smith at ext. 262 or e-mail esmith@suffolkyjcc.org to register.

The Steins Collect - Matisse, Picasso, and the Parisian Avant-Garde - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through June 03, 2012 -

Gertrude Stein, her brothers Leo and Michael, and Michael's wife Sarah were important patrons of modern art in Paris during the first decades of the twentieth century. This exhibition unites some two hundred works of art to demonstrate the significant impact the Steins' patronage had on the artists of their day and the way in which the family disseminated a new standard of taste for modern art. The Steins' Saturday evening salons introduced a generation of visitors to recent developments in art, particularly the work of their close friends Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso, long before it was on view in museums. Beginning with the art that Leo Stein collected when he arrived in Paris in 1903 -- including paintings and prints by Paul Cezanne, Edgar Degas, Paul Gauguin, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Edouard Manet, and Auguste Renoir -- the exhibition traces the evolution of the Steins' taste and examines the close relationships formed between individual members of the family and their artist friends. While focusing on works by Matisse and Picasso, the exhibition also includes paintings, sculpture, and works on paper by Pierre Bonnard, Maurice Denis, Juan Gris, Marie Laurencin, Jacques Lipchitz, Henri Manguin, Andre Masson, Elie Nadelman, Francis Picabia, and others.

Kew Garden Kids Art in the Park - Kew Gardens Cinemas Park
June 03, 2012 - Kew Gardens

Kids of all ages will enjoy a day of fun filled art activites. Create individual masterpieces at the arts and crafts workshop; join in the giant mural painting;enjoy face painting,coloring book fun,and interactive story time experiences. Rain date is June 9.

11th Annual Autism Speaks Westchester/Fairfield Walk Now - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Westchester Division
June 03, 2012 - White Plains

An approximately 2-mile loop around the campus of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Westchester Division. The fun-filled, family-friendly event is the single most powerful force to fund vital research into autism, the fastest-growing serious developmental disorder in the US. Every 11 minutes, another family receives the devastating news that their child has an autism spectrum disorder.

Wear it like a crown - Brooklyn Academy of Music
Through June 03, 2012 - Fort Greene

An arresting tableau of theatrics passes from shadows into light in Wear it like a crown, the latest triumph from Sweden's Cirkus Cirkor (Inside Out, 2009 Next Wave Festival). Consisting of six interlocking stories of solitary dreamers who yearn to connect with the world by way of juggling, knife-throwing, daredevil acrobatics, dance, and mime, Cirkus Cirkor rekindles the narrative possibilities of traditional vaudeville while leaping forward with a new circus aesthetic. Anchored by the lush folk-inflected chamber pop of Norwegian chanteuse Rebekka Karijord, Wear it like a crown explores a world in which magic and redemption are possible.

Two Hundred Years of Dickens - Lecture on Charles Dickens - Ruth Keeler Memorial Library
June 03, 2012 - North Salem

Part IV of the series. Ilja Wachs, Professor of Literature at Sarah Lawrence College, and author of "Dickens: The Orphan Condition," leads this discussion.

Exhibit: The Color of Light - Gallery in the Park at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation
Through June 03, 2012 - Cross River

An exhibit of works by White Plains artist and teacher Susan Stillman, features paintings that reflect the artist's fascination with the transformative effects of light and color on ordinary scenes. Inspired by such great artists as George Bellows and Edward Hopper, she makes use of vigorous brushstrokes, intense hues, and a passion for the structure of nature and architecture. Her large-scale canvases are drawn from familiar suburban views as well as from her travels in England, Wales, and the Northeastern shore. Exhibit opens March 25, 2-4pm. On view daily through June 3, from 9am-4pm.

CELEBRATE ISRAEL PARADE TO HONOR 64th ANNIVERSARY OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL - Fifth Avenue from 57th to 74th Streets
June 03, 2012 - New York

The 2012 Celebrate Israel Parade, the world’s largest public gathering honoring the State of Israel, will commemorate the 64th anniversary of the country’s founding with a magnificent, family-friendly parade featuring the region’s best marching bands, top American and Israeli musical acts and performances suitable for all ages. The parade is scheduled for Sunday, June 3, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Fifth Avenue from 57th to 74th Streets; rain or shine. For more information, contact JCRC-NY at info@jcrcny.org or call 212-983-4800. Celebrate Israel Parade 2012 Sunday, June 3, 2012, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Price: Free Age suitability: All ages

"A Midsummer Night's Dream" - The Play Group Theatre
June 03, 2012 - White Plains

An enchanted wood is the stage for magic and mischief in one of William Shakespeare's most celebrated and enjoyed comedies, "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Young lovers on the run are followed by friend and foe alike. All stumble into the Kingdom of the Fairies where Puck and the sprites stir up a lot of trouble and perhaps even a little true love. Add a misguided troupe of struggling actors and you have the outrageous and funny tale that can only be "A Midsummer Night's Dream."

Post Plastica - El Museo del Barrio
Through June 03, 2012 - New York

"Carmelita Tropicana lights up New York's performance venues with colorful, hilarious, and brain-twisting narratives." -Time Out New York. Part live performance, part video installation, this piece offers a glimpse into a future in which celebrity culture has pitched a battle between the primacy of virtual and artistic lives; in which revolutionaries keep bees in a secret underground; and in which a half-woman, half-bear scientist has gained the upper hand... Featuring Becca Blackwell, Erin Markey, and Carmelita Tropicana. Each evening will be begin at 6pm in El Museo's El Cafe with complimentary pre-show talks featuring guest experts, curated by the artists. Check back soon for a list of speakers and topics. Performances begin in El Museo's El Teatro at 7:30pm. Tickets: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/912058

White Plains Outdoor Arts Festival - Tibbits Park
June 03, 2012 - White Plains

The 50th Annual White Plains Outdoor Arts Festival (WPOAF) is a juried art show featuring fine arts, photography, jewelry, handcrafted pottery, glassware, and much more for sale. Special features include a free children's art workshop, exhibition of award-winning student art, raffle, and international food vendors. All proceeds from this event support scholarships for White Plains High School students pursuing fine arts education. For more information visit whiteplainsoutdoorartsfestival.com or call 866-210-7137.

Book Sale - Rose Memorial Library
June 03, 2012 - Stony Point

Shop for bargain books for readers of all ages. Lot of children's books will be for sale.

Book Sale - Rose Memorial Library
June 03, 2012 - Stony Point

Shop for books for readers of all ages. Lot of children's book will be for sale.

Hudson River Family Seining - Beczak Environmental Education Center
June 03, 2012 - Yonkers

Catch fish and other remarkable Hudson River creatures by wading into the river and dragging a 30-foot net through the water. Led by Beczak educators, rain or shine. Waterproof overalls for all sizes provided. Registration required.

Cinderella - John W. Engeman Theater
June 03, 2012 - Northport

See the beloved Disney tale of Cinderella live on stage in a theatrical version for families.

Heckscher Museum Celebrates New York State Museum Week 2012 - Heckscher Museum of Art
Through June 03, 2012 - Huntington

In celebration of New York State Museum Week 2012, the museum is offering half-price Museum admission. For additional information about Museum Week, visit www.iloveny.com.

Goldilocks - Is That You? - Theatre Three
June 03, 2012 - Port Jefferson

In this retelling of the famous story, Goldilocks, a conscientious scout, encounters the three nicest show-biz bears you'd ever hope to meet and helps them foil the villainous plans of Billy de Goat Gruff.

The Sound of Music - Star Playhouse at Suffolk Y JCC
June 03, 2012 - Commack

The classical musical story of the von Trapp Family and their flight to freedom.

Mother-Daughter Yoga - Oh My Girls!
June 03, 2012 - Syosset

There is no better way to celebrate the bond between mother and daughter than to once again connect through the physical body. From sitting back-to-back during yogic breathing, to trying the fun and advanced poses, you and your daughter will feel a new level of closeness that brings a wonderful sense of peace and joy.

The Sly Fox - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum
June 03, 2012 - Cornwall

Come to the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum’s Outdoor Discovery Center to learn about foxes, beautiful members of the canine family. Suggested for adults with or without children and children ages 5 and older.

Morning Bird Walk: Local Nesters - Prospect Park Audubon Center
June 03, 2012 - Flatbush

Discover hidden nests and glimpse the lives of busy bird parents and their hungry nestlings.

2012 World Science Festival - Various Locations
Through June 03, 2012 - New York

The 2012 World Science Festival returns with more than 50 events and live performances. Journey to a black hole’s edge, witness quantum levitation, grasp Einstein’s “spooky action” and much more. Visit worldsciencefestival.com for the full schedule of events, as well as the various locations for each. Tickets on sale April 26th.

Birds of Prey Day - Green Chimneys
June 03, 2012 - Brewster

A popular day of fun, flight, and falconry dedicated to children, birds of prey, and the environment, will feature more than 100 birds of prey on display with falconers from across New York and Connecticut. High points of the day will include free-flying raptors, live animal demonstrations, and the ceremonial release of a rehabilitated bird. Top wildlife experts, environmental experts, and celebrity guests will honor 20 years of Green Chimneys' wildlife conservation and magnificent birds of distinction, including: Bill Evans, ABC News Senior Meteorologist, Jim Fowler of Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Environmental Lawyer and Ecologist, Brian Bradley, Sky Hunters in Flight, Jim Eyring, Pace University Environmental Center, Maggie Howell and Atka, Wolf Conservation Center, Wes Laraway, New York Wildlife Rescue Center, Bruce Lowder, Animal Encounters, Bill Robinson, Wildlife Lectures, Andrew Simmons, Simmons Wildlife, and Jonathan Wood, The Raptor Project.

Vehicle Fair 2012 - Osborn Elementary School
June 03, 2012 - Rye

Exciting vehicles to climb, ride, and explore, including an ambulance, mini excavator, 75-ton rotator, and a police cruiser. Lots of rides, games, and inflatables including - new this year - Gamin' Ride (until 1:30pm), Pedal to the Metal, Car Craft, Obstacle Course, Cupcake Walk, and Dump Truck Toss. Old favorites too, like the Bouncy House, Victory Lap Slide, All Aboard Train, Fire Truck Ride, Plasma Cars, Tiny Tikes, Tattoos, and Face Painting. Entertainment by DJ Anthony Radice, silent auction and a raffle with great prizes. Food will be available from Post Road Market and Longford's ice cream. Buy tickets online at ryelibrary.org, in person at the library, or at the gate. Presented by the Auxiliary Board of the Rye Free Reading Room. Rain or shine.

NYS Museum Week Family Program: "Three Billy Goats Gruff" Storytime - Greenburgh Nature Center
June 03, 2012 - Scarsdale

Join Senior Naturalist Dean Fausel for Storytime. The hour includes a story, animals, craft, and activity, all based on a common nature theme.

"Blue's Clues: The Most Spectacular Place" - Long Island Children's Museum
June 03, 2012 - Garden City

Blue and Steve lead the audience on a clue-based journey, in search of the most spectacular place of all. This quest takes them through Storybook Forest, where Blue and Steve meet The Three Little Pigs, Goldilocks, The Big Bad Wolf and other characters from classic fairytales. They also travel to outer space discovering planets and other celestial wonders along the way. When they discover the final clue, Blue and Steve learn that aside from the surprise-filled world of theatre, home is the most spectacular place of all. Children get to meet and greet the cast after the show.

The Producers - The Showplace at the Bellmore Movies
June 03, 2012 - Bellmore

This funny, fully-staged Broadway musical will have you laughing hysterically at the wacky world of theater as two producers try to get rich by selling interest in a theatrical flop.

Craft for Kids - The Cupcake Corner
June 03, 2012 - Garden City

Bring kids to this bakery/cafe for a free craft every Saturday and Sunday. Craft takes anywhere between 15-45 minutes depending on the age of the child. Different crafts each week. No reservations needed.

Seventh Annual Walk to Help the Sun Rise for Children with Cancer - Friedberg JCC-Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds
June 03, 2012 - Wheatley Heights

Sign up for Walk to Help the Sun Rise, a fun, non-competitive morning activity for people of all ages to benefit Sunrise Day Camp. Love to walk? There are so many ways you can participate in this fundraiser for kids with cancer. Choose to walk 1, 2, or 3.1 miles to support this cause. Not a walker? Consider sponsoring a walker by making a donation to their walk effort.

Toy Boat-Making Workshop - Maritime Aquarium
June 03, 2012 - Norwalk

Visit the toy boat-making area for a 20-minute boat-building project. Build and decorate a toy sailboat to take home as a special keepsake of your visit.

Lemonade Day in New York City - New York City
June 03, 2012 -

Started in 2007, Lemonade Day is a free, national program that is dedicated to teaching children how to start, own and operate their own business through the time-honored act of building and running a lemonade stand. In 2012, Lemonade Day will reach over 200,000 kids throughout the country including over 2,000 children in New York City alone. Participating organizations in the city include the NYC Department of Youth & Community Development, YoungBiz, Kids Creative, and A Place for a Kid, Inc. Organizations that meet the needs of youth around the country are able to offer the Lemonade Day curriculum free of charge in cities around the country, as a result of the generosity of sponsors like Keller Williams NYC. The curriculum includes preparatory workshops, the Lemonade Day Workbook and other written materials. Children from ages 3 to 17 learn real life business lessons in preparation for opening their lemonade stand on Lemonade Day. These lessons include how to set goals, develop a plan, secure an investor, create a product, make a profit and give back to their community in a fun, experiential program. The goal of Lemonade Day is to give children of all backgrounds, in all neighborhoods, the opportunity to "spend a little, save a little, share a little." After covering expenses and paying back their investors, the children are encouraged to open a savings account as well as donate a portion of the profits to a local charity of their choice. Founded by entrepreneur and philanthropist Michael Holthouse, Lemonade Day is part of Prepared 4 Life, a non-profit organization that provides proactive and experiential programs infused with life skills, character education and entrepreneurship. To sign up or learn about ways that everyone can get involved in Lemonade Day, visit nyc.lemonadeday.org. For information about sponsorships, partnerships, or donations, contact Claudia Fox at 914-210-0729 or cfox@lemonadeday.org.

PJ Library StoryWalk - Rosenthal JCC of Northern Westchester
June 03, 2012 - Pleasantville

Books will come alive as children walk from page to page in a moving storytelling fairy tale, then enjoy book-related arts & crafts projects. A program of The PJ Library at the Rosenthal JCC. RSVP required.

Bicycle Sunday - Bronx River Parkway
June 03, 2012 - White Plains

From the Westchester County Center in White Plains to Scarsdale Road in Yonkers, a 13.1-mile round trip, The Bronx River Parkway is open to all bicyclists, skaters, scooters, walkers and joggers. No motorized vehicles. Sponsored by Con Edison and Friends of Westchester County Parks.

Family Weekend Workshop - Ready, Set, Draw: Portraits! - Hudson River Museum & Planetarium
June 03, 2012 - Yonkers

Creative activities inspired by the Museum's collections and current exhibitions, led by Junior Docents. Today: View WAC portraits, then make one of your own with pastels, quickly and slowly, and then compare the two results.

Open Art Studio for Kids - Creative Art Space for Kids
June 03, 2012 - Lynbrook

Kids will have the opportunity to work with paints and drawing materials, get an inside view of the art center and meet the staff of artists. Summer art camp registration is now in progress. Adults must accompany children, and kids are encouraged to wear clothes that can become messy.

Taconic Opera: Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle - Ossining United Methodist Church
June 03, 2012 - Ossining

Finishing off its 2011-2012 season and continuing its tradition of presenting an annual choral masterwork by an opera composer, Taconic Opera will be offering two performances of Petite Messe Solenelle by Gioacchino Rossini, the composer of The Barber of Seville, Cinderella (La Cenerentola), and many others. Audiences find this controversial but exciting work fascinating, unique, and a true pleasure for the ear and the heart. For information, tickets or directions call 855-886-7372, email taconicopera@gmail.com. or visit taconicopera.org.

Hannah Kroner School of Dance- ACS Benefit Performance 'In The Mood' - Mineola High School Auditorium
June 03, 2012 - Garden City Park

Support the Hannah Kroner School of Dance in its production of "IN THE MOOD," an annual benefit performance which donates ticket proceeds to the American Cancer Society. Call 516-484-5430 for more info.

Family Art Project: Lanterns for Summer Light - Wave Hill
June 03, 2012 - Bronx

Using vividly colored tissue paper and a simple paper mache method, visiting artist Holly Lynton shows participants how to make festive lanterns to brighten up summer days and nights.

NYC Skyline Tour - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
June 03, 2012 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

Urban Park Rangers lead a tour/talk about historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city's long history. Learn about Dutch traders, British redcoats, the origin of street names, architecture, and more.

Mountain Biking - Wolfe's Pond Park
June 03, 2012 - Staten Island

Mountain bikers can cruise the trails of Wolfe's Pond Park. Helmets are required.

Happy Hounds Hike - High Rock Park
June 03, 2012 - Staten Island

Bring your canine companions for a hike through High Rock Park in the Greenbelt, where you and your dogs can learn the trails and make new friends. Remember to bring water and bags to clean up after your dog. Registration required.

The Wizard of Oz - Arena Players Repertory Theater at Vanderbilt Carriage House
June 03, 2012 - Centerport

Join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion as they journey down the yellow brick road to see the Wizard of Oz in this audience participation production of the classic story.

Movies for Kids (and their Families) - 'Babe: Pig in the City' - Jacob Burns Film Center
June 03, 2012 - Pleasantville

This equally magical, but darker sequel to "Babe," takes the talking pig to an unfamiliar city. With the help of a new group of animal friends, Babe overcomes myriad threats to achieve his goal: going home. 1998. 97 min. Rated G.

The Third Annual Blue Balloon Songwriting for Small People Spring Showcase! - The Knitting Factory
June 03, 2012 - Brooklyn

Blue Balloon Songwriting for Small People is a music school that teaches children to write, sing, play, and record their own compositions. This showcase features students, ages 3-10, performing their work.

Dairy Day - Muscoot Farm
June 03, 2012 - Katonah

Join the Muscoot 4H Gang as they teach about the farm's dairy goats and dairy products, and engage children in some dairy games.

Sunday Family Bingo Night - The Moxie Spot
June 03, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

Small prizes for the winners. Break out some of Moxie Spot's board games, too.

Antique Car Show - Old Westbury Gardens
June 03, 2012 - Old Westbury

Stare in amazement at these elegant one-of-a kind cars at this popular antique auto show on Long Island, sponsored by the Greater NY Region, Antique Automobile Club of America.

Messy Afternoons - Long Island Children's Museum
June 03, 2012 - Garden City

Tots will be up to their elbows in goo, shaving cream, and Play Doh in this class full of artistic activities that makes being messy lots of fun. The session offers a variety of sensory activities for children ages 18 months to 4 years.

Summer Celebration! - Long Island Children's Museum
June 03, 2012 - Garden City

Welcome back the summer season as you explore the flowers and plants—and sometimes, animals. Come listen to a relaxing soundtrack as you create lovely rock paintings inspired by nature. In case of rain the program will be moved indoors.

Hidden Garden Tour - Westport Historical Society
June 03, 2012 - Westport

The tour features private gardens where tour-goers may discover not only perennial beds, elegant pools and pool houses, but also four centuries of local farm history through barns, stone walls, vegetable gardens and some farm animals. Proceeds benefit the Historical Society.

'Fools' by Neil Simon - Whipoorwill Hall - North Castle Public Library
June 03, 2012 - Armonk

"Fools" has an eager young teacher, a beautiful, but dimwitted girl, several kooky villagers, and an ancient curse. This comic fable takes the audience to Kulyenchikov, a Ukrainian town plagued by a scorned lover's curse. Leon, the unknowing hero, answers an ad requesting a teacher, only to discover that the entire town is under a 200-year-old curse of chronic stupidity. He learns that he has exactly 24 hours to break the curse or he will become a fool himself. Faced with this dilemma, a hysterical tale of stupidity, love, and human nature unfolds in quintessential Simon style. Fun for the whole family!

Blooming Babies: Let's Get Healthy - Brooklyn Children's Museum
June 03, 2012 - Crown Heights

Being active and healthy is very important. Explore what animals and people do to live healthy, happy, and fit. Make a healthy, yummy snack to take home.

Phantastic Phasmids - Brooklyn Children's Museum
June 03, 2012 - Crown Heights

Meet the masters of camouflage in the insect world: the phasmids, bugs that look like leaves and sticks. Feel a stickbug walk across your hand, then build a model of a leaf insect that'll fool any hungry predator.

22nd Annual HarborFest - Port Washington Town Dock
June 03, 2012 - Port Washington

Celebrate Port Washington's nautical heritage on the waterfront of beautiful Manhasset Bay. Protect and preserve this natural asset. Enjoy the day with a delightful assortment of activities, vendors, rides, food, cruises (fee charged for this), talent show, museum exhibit, children's fun park and more.

Open Art Studio for Adults with Special Needs - Queens Museum of Art
June 03, 2012 - Flushing

Adults with special needs are welcome to explore self-expression through art in an open studio atmosphere. Pre-registration is required Contact: Mitra Dejkameh at 718-592-9700 x 136 or mitra@queensmuseum.org. Participants must be accompanied.

Sunday Concerts at Central: Steel Sensation - Central Library of Queens
June 03, 2012 - Jamaica

Queens-based Trinidadian Steel Pan Band performs an eclectic mix of calypso, reggae, jazz and more.

Community Volunteer Day - Queens Botanical Garden
June 03, 2012 - Flushing

Roll up your sleeves and join your neighbors by volunteering to keep QBG clean and green. Led by QBG staff, groups and individuals will participate in a variety of activities from seeding to weeding. Registration required; email rforlenza@queensbotanical.org or call 718-886-3800 x204.

Party in the Garden - The Nature Place winter office
June 03, 2012 - Chestnut Ridge

It’s a party in the garden with live music, refreshments, and hands-on activities.

Children's Activity Table - Queens Botanical Garden
June 03, 2012 - Flushing

Children will enjoy learning about plant life and other interesting topics as they are engaged in various hands-on projects. The program runs Saturdays and Sundays.

Big Apple Circus - Cunningham Park
June 03, 2012 - Fresh Meadows

Let your imagination soar and summon the most amazing acts ? A juggler with a suit to fit his sweet feats of fancy handiwork. A mechanical doll who comes alive in a sinuous balancing act. Spirited horses, frolicsome dogs, and a capybara and porcupine to perk up the sawdust party. Audacious acrobats who astound with athletic grace. Comical conjurors with magical moments of grand illusion. The aerial daring of the trapeze flyers. A singing Ringmistress and the Big Apple Circus Band creating the ringing melodies of memories to last.

Israel Parade: 64th Anniversary of the State of Israel - Fifth Avenue
June 03, 2012 - Upper East Side

The 2012 Celebrate Israel Parade, the world's largest public gathering honoring the State of Israel, will commemorate the 64th anniversary of the country's founding with a family-friendly parade featuring the region's best marching bands, top American and Israeli musical acts, and performances suitable for all ages. The parade will go on, rain or shine. For more information, contact JCRC-NY at info@jcrcny.org or call 212-983-4800.

Sunday Story Hour - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
June 03, 2012 - Upper West Side

From the seventeenth century to the twenty-first, through fiction and through fact, hear tales of NYC and the people who made it great.

Dramatists Guild Fund's 50th Anniversary Gala - Mandarin Oriental New York
June 03, 2012 - New York

On June 3, the Dramatists Guild Fund will host their 50th Anniversary Gala at the Mandarin Oriental New York. This year’s event, hosted by Jon Cryer, will honor Chicago and Cabaret composer John Kander. Performances and tributes will be given by well-known members of the theater community including Liza Minnelli, Chita Rivera, Bebe Neuwirth, Christie Brinkley, Stockard Channing, Joel Grey, Rob Marshall, Susan Stroman, Debra Monk, Karen Ziemba and Joshua Henry. Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (Academy Award-winning films Chicago, Hairspray, Footloose, and TV's SMASH) are honorary co-chairs of the event. The cocktail reception will begin at 6:30pm, followed by the dinner and celebration at 7:30pm. For ticket information, visit www.dramatistsguildfund.org/programs/gala/.

Nature Walk: Red Trail Loop - Greenbelt Conservancy Nature Center
June 03, 2012 - Staten Island

Strenuous closed circuit 4-mile hike in the middle of the Greenbelt. This loop trail begins and ends at Historic Richmond Town and St. Patrick's Place off Richmond Road. Bring beverage, snacks, and wear comfortable, waterproof shoes.

Albanian Heritage Celebration - Kensico Dam Plaza
June 03, 2012 - Valhalla

Enjoy ethnic food, dance, music, and entertainment.

NYC Audubon Summer EcoCruise - Brother Islands - Circle Line Downtown
June 03, 2012 - New York

See some of the 3,000 gorgeous herons that fly from the South to nest on small islands in New York Harbor. Hosted by Audubon naturalists, this 90-minute cruise will take you "up close and personal" to see these majestic birds. Cruise under famous city bridges and past renowned monuments, take in views of the city's skyline and get to know some of its lesser-known aviary residents. You'll learn about the ecology of the harbor and understand why the harbor islands have become home to thousands of birds in the last few decades. Our fleet of vessels are community-conscious with low-emission engines, low-wake hulls and hospital-grade mufflers that honor our New York waterways. 7-8:30pm. Adults: $35; Children (3-12yrs): $25.

Summer Tours: The 1750 Ogden House - Ogden House
June 03, 2012 - Fairfield

Enjoy docent-led tours of the 1750 Ogden House and see how people lived in the 18th century.

Kiddie Cruise - Queen of Hearts
June 03, 2012 - New York

Join us for the 6th season of Kiddie Cruise, a Princess & Pirate adventure for parents and children! The event is a perfect way to spend an afternoon with children 2-9 years old. Kiddie Cruise is an all inclusive event which takes place twice a month in lower Manhattan aboard our boat, The Queen of Hearts. Kids enjoy tons of activities like a puppet show, live music, face painting, arts & crafts, sing-a-longs and more! Tickets are inclusive of a healthy bagged lunch and a magnificent cruise around the New York Harbor with views of the Statue of Liberty! Boarding @ 12pm Sailing 12:30pm – 2:30pm

National Trails Day: Wildlife CSI - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
June 03, 2012 - Stamford

Look for tracks and traces of animals in the center's forest and vernal pools, learn how to identify common animal tracks and even to 'read' a skull. Discover the common animal signs that SM&NC naturalists use to see who has been on the trails. No registration require.

Sunday Explorers Drop-In Programming - Stamford Museum & Nature Center
June 03, 2012 - Stamford

Every Sunday, the education staff offers a hands-on, interactive exploration of the Museum's many favorite features. Each week focuses on a different topic and includes self-guided and staff-led activities which run throughout the time period. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free with gate admission.

Kiddie Cruise - The Queen of Hearts
June 03, 2012 - New York Harbor

It's the 6th season of Kiddie Cruise, a Princess and Pirate adventure for parents and children. The event is a perfect way to spend an afternoon with children 2-9 years old. Kiddie Cruise is an all inclusive event which takes place twice a month in lower Manhattan aboard a boat, The Queen of Hearts. Kids enjoy activities such as a puppet show, live music, face painting, arts and crafts, sing-a-longs, and more. Purchase of ticket includes a healthy bagged lunch and a magnificent cruise around the New York Harbor with views of the Statue of Liberty.

NYChessKids P.S. 116 Chess Tournament - P.S. 116 Mary Lindley Murray School
June 03, 2012 - Murray Hill

Participate in this chess tournament where beginners are always welcome and trophies and medals will be given.

Beethoven in the Barn - Martha Clara Vineyards
June 03, 2012 - Riverhead

Grammy Nominee violinist Anastasia Khitruk, accompanied by pianist Elena Baksht, perform Beethoven Sonatas. Tickets can be purchased online at marthaclaravineyards.com.

Live Music with Rare Groove Band - Martha Clara Vineyards
June 03, 2012 - Riverhead

Enjoy live music.

Y Fun Run - Family YMCA at Tarrytown
June 03, 2012 - Tarrytown

Sponsored and Organized by River Town Runners.

Sunday Concert Featuring Ian Rosenbaum - Somers Library
June 03, 2012 - Somers

Ian Rosenbaum, an American percussionist, will perform marimba and snare drum in a varied program of music by Akiho, Bach, Cage, Messiaen, and Vinao. He has performed with some of the world's most noted conductors, and is a founding member of Le Train Bleu Novus NY and the Sandbox percussion quartet. He has recorded for the Bridge, Canteloupe, Innova, and Naxos labels. Sponsored by the Friends of Somers Library. Register online at somerslibrary.org or call 914-232-5717.

The Great HOWL! Out Loud Kid's Carnival - Tompkins Square Park
June 03, 2012 - East Village

The 9th Annual HOWL! Festival digs deeper into Allen Ginsberg's legacy and mischievous sense of fun. Presented by Howl Arts, Inc., this celebration of freewheeling bohemia is back with more poetry, music, dance, art, and an extravagant program of funhouse activities, rides, games and art for families and kids, too. Beginning with the signature group reading of Howl, the Festival's talented performers, artists, and activists take Ginsberg's advice to heart: Follow your inner moonlight. Don't hide the madness.

Afternoon on the Edwards Farm - Sayville Historical Society
June 03, 2012 - Sayville

Enjoy a day of baby animals, ice cream making, quilting, weaving and bluegrass music.

Drumming Circle - City Treehouse
June 03, 2012 - Chelsea

Celebrate the Summer Solstice early by making music. This family jam session will be led by percussionist Israel Santiago and is sure to bring smiles to everyone's face. Participants will try out drums and other percussion instruments, then play rhythm games to explore tones and beats.

Gospel Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
June 03, 2012 -

EVERY SUNDAY AFTERNOON, join us for GOSPEL BRUNCH THE WORLD FAMOUS HARLEM GOSPEL CHOIR Get your dose of the Holy Ghost! Ticket includes All-You-Can-Eat-Buffet, Show, Tax and Tip Doors: 12:30pm Show: 1:30pm $40 adv, $42.50 door Every Sunday, for the past 9 years, the world famous HARLEM GOSPEL CHOIR has brought their experience of Harlem & the Black Church to BB King's in a foot-stomping, hand-clapping, joyous gospel brunch-buffet show. The homestyle "all you can eat" southern buffet is guaranteed to fill the hole in your soul, and the Choir's joyous performance will have you dancing on the stage.

KENNY LATTIMORE - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
June 03, 2012 - New York

International R&B singer Kenny Lattimore embodies the elements of traditional R&B with a decidedly contemporary flare and feel. He has established himself as a soulful song stylist of the first order, receiving the NAACP Image Award for Best New Artist and nominations for Grammy, Soul Train, and Stellar Awards. Whether putting a distinctive stamp on classic songs recorded by such musical icons as Donny Hathaway ("I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know") and George Harrison ("While My Guitar Gently Weeps"), or creating his own legacy of hits such as "Never Too Busy" and the wedding ballad "For You," Lattimore's style combines passion, sensuality, intensity, and subtlety, making him one of today's premier male vocalists.

The Ultimate Science Street Fair - Washington Square Park
June 03, 2012 - Greenwich Village

The popular Science Street Fair returns to Washington Square Park with another action-packed day of interactive exhibits, experiments, games and shows, all designed to entertain and inspire. Visit a telepathy lab and control a computer just by thinking about it, learn the science tricks to shooting perfect free-throws with NBA stars, create your own fragrance at the Smell Lab, ride a square-wheeled tricycle, and much more!

Lemonade Day - Mulitple Locations
June 03, 2012 - New York

Keller Williams NYC is sponsoring the first ever Lemonade Day in New York City on Sunday, June 3. The nationwide program is dedicated to teaching children how to start, own and operate their own business by building and running a lemonade stand.

Juancho Herrera at the Blue Note - Blue Note
June 03, 2012 - New York

Vocalist Juancho Herrera started his musical journey with the influence of his native Venezuelan music tradition. After a successful period performing professionally in his home country, he traveled to the U.S. in 1993 to study at Berklee College of Music and has remained in the country ever since. Herrera has collaborated with numerous notable artists, including Claudia Acuña, Marta Gomez, Lila Downs, Sofia Koutsovitis, Mercedes Sosa, and Johnny Pacheco. He has performed at The Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, and other prestigious venues, as well as in Argentina, China, Germany, India, Mexico, Spain, Sweden, Venezuela, the U.S., and many other locations across the globe. Herrera has recorded several albums as a leader and sideman, including Buscando (2005) and his latest release Banda (2011), which includes collaborations with Anat Cohen, Jason Lindner, Claudia Acuña, Aquiles Baez, and more.

Senior Pops Orchestra of Long Island - Nostrand Theatre of the Campus of Suffolk Community College
June 03, 2012 - Brentwood

Conductor Stephen Michael Smith directs the orchestra in a variety of classical and pops favorites, including Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity by Gustav Holst, Crazy for You by George Gershwin, Star Wars Medley by John Williams, March from The Great Escape by Elmer Bernstein, The Nearness of You by Hoagy Carmichael and more. The concert is free but donations are appreciated.

Israeliness™ - 92nd Street Y
June 03, 2012 - Upper East Side

Israeliness™ is an Israeli-style, bi-weekly program for families with young children, focusing on Israeli culture and conducted entirely in Hebrew. Moms, dads and kids up to age eight are fully immersed in Hebrew language and contemporary Israeli culture while enjoying a range of activities, including music, storytelling, arts and crafts, Jewish and Israeli holiday celebrations, special events, and 92Y's GymMaze.

NT Live: Frankenstein - Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
June 03, 2012 - New York

Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) and Jonny Lee Miller (Dexter) star in this encore screening of Frankenstein at London's National Theatre directed by Oscar-winner Danny Boyle (127 Hours, Slumdog Millionaire) who returned to direct this visionary production. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein comes to London's National Theatre in a new adaptation by Nick Dear. "'Boyle...pulls of something truly spectacular here'” DAILY TELEGRAPH Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein's bewildered creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal. Urgent concerns of scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic gothic tale. Leading actors Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller will alternate in the roles of Victor Frankenstein and the Creature. This duality and continuous transformation plays an integral part of the process and thinking behind this new and thrilling production. Important: contains themes of an adult nature. Not recommended for those under the age of 15. National Theatre Live events are distributed outside the U.K. through New York-based BY Experience, Inc.

Farm in the City Fair - 14th Street Y
June 03, 2012 - East Village

The 3rd Annual Farm in the City Fair brings the country right into the city on Sunday, June 3rd with lots of activities, food, fun, and surprises. It's perfect for little ones (ages 6 and younger) and their families. Activities will include: live farm animal petting zoo (rabbits, chickens, and more), musical concerts, a beekeeping exhibit, carnival games, bouncy castles, face painting, and a Farm Stand with lunch, yummy treats, and drinks for sale. There will also be a playroom filled with farm toys for the really little tykes (ages 3 and younger.) Kids are encouraged to dress up in their finest farmer or farm animal gear for this event.

Open House - Kenwal Day Camp
June 03, 2012 - Melville

Families are invited to come down to Kenwal and check out the camp, meet with a director and enjoy a tour. No appointment is necessary, just show up.

The Red Balloon - Canal Park Playhouse
June 03, 2012 - Lower Manhattan

The Red Balloon is the buoyant tale of a boy named Pascal and his adventures with the balloon that faithfully follows him though the streets of Paris. This enchanting film is an imaginative delight for audiences both young and old. Classic cartoons from Popeye and Casper the Friendly Ghost will precede the screening of The Red Balloon. Before or after the screenings, audience members can enjoy a selection of items from Canal Park Playhouse's Waffle Iron Cafe. The menu includes hot-off-the-waffle-iron sliders and frittatas, entree salads, French toast, and Belgian Waffles, including the house specialties The Playhouse Pink Waffle (a pink waffle with strawberries and whipped cream) and the Decadent Dark Chocolate Waffle.

'Jewish Books Cooking' - Center for Jewish History
June 03, 2012 - New York

"Jewish Books Cooking," is a new children's musical created, composed, and directed by Tony-nominated artist Elizabeth Swados based on Jewish-themed childrenis books. It is based on a dozen popular children's books, with a group of young actors interpreting select scenes with original musical arrangements in vaudeville-style skits. Among the books featured in the production are "Baxter, the Pig Who Wanted to be Kosher" by Laurel Snyder, "Mr. Mentch" by The Mamas, and "Beautiful Yetta ? The Yiddish Chicken" by Daniel Pinkwater. The show is presented as part of Summer Sundays at the Center, a program for children and their families. The program will include storytelling by the award-winning Peninnah Schram. Jewish Books Cooking is presented with the generous support of The Covenant Foundation.

Kiddie Cruise: a Princess & Pirate party - Party on a boat
June 03, 2012 - New York

Party by Kiddie Cruise: Join us for the 6th season of Kiddie Cruise, a Princess & Pirate adventure for parents and children! The event is a perfect way to spend an afternoon with children 2-9 years old. Kiddie Cruise is an all inclusive event which takes place twice a month in lower Manhattan aboard our boat, The Queen of Hearts. Kids enjoy tons of activities like a puppet show, live music, face painting, arts & crafts, sing-a-longs and more! Tickets are inclusive of a healthy bagged lunch and a magnificent cruise around the New York Harbor with views of the Statue of Liberty! http://kiddiecruise.com

IYAGNY Children's Yoga Class - Iyengar Yoga Institute
June 03, 2012 - Chelsea

In addition to IYAGNY's open to the public 8th annual Yogathon, taking place on June 3rd and featuring the back-by-popular-demand yoga-inspired fashion show, the institute will also offer special classes. Participants can reserve a spot by going online in advance, signing up in person at the institute, or by calling 212-691-9642. The Children's Class is a favorite of parents and children alike. This class is for children ages 8-12.

IYAGNY 8th annual Yogathon - Iyengar Yoga Institute
June 03, 2012 - Chelsea

Iyengar Yoga Association of Greater New York (IYAGNY) presents the 8th annual Yogathon. The public is invited to experience a big-top-esque choreographed display of entertaining and inspirational yoga poses, to be performed by Iyengar Association teachers and students alike. Guests can expect challenging poses rarely seen in traditional yoga classes such as lotus pose in headstand or 15 variations of triangle pose. The Yogathon at the Iyengar Yoga Institute is free and open to the public from 1-3 pm, but attendees are encouraged to make donations in support of the talented teachers and brave students who are participating by completing a pledge form at the institute or on its website. All proceeds from June 3 support IYAGNY. In addition to the Yogathon, which will include the back-by-popular-demand yoga-inspired fashion show, the institute will also offer special classes in honor of Mary Dunn, who passed away in 2008, and was a senior teacher at the institute and the founder of the Iyengar Institutes in San Francisco and San Diego. Participants can reserve a spot by going online in advance, signing up in person at the institute, or by calling 212-691-9642. Class participants and guests to the Yogathon on June 3 will also get a sneak peak of a video documenting the institute and highlighting the life and influence of founder Mary Dunn.

Family Fun on the Williamsburg Pier - CitiStorage
June 03, 2012 - Williamsburg

Enjoy this outdoor entertainment festival and free, family concert to benefit Camp Brooklyn, a non-profit that raises money to send children of low-income families to sleep-away camp. Tons of food and entertainment.

Westchester Children’s Museum Annual Explore-a-thon - Rye Town Park
June 03, 2012 - Rye

Interactive and educational fun such as balsa wood airplane flying, pop-up water park, wind tunnel, storytelling tent, bubbles, music, and more. The event will raise funds to construct the walls of the region's first children's museum. To sponsor a family in need or to register, call 914-241-5050 or visit discoverwcm.org.

KNIFE PARTY | Sunday June 3 @ The Brooklyn Terminal Project - The Brooklyn Terminal Project
June 03, 2012 - Brooklyn

Sunday June 3rd Pacha NYC & RPM proudly present... The Grand Opening of NYC's Newest Outdoor Venue! THE BROOKLYN TERMINAL PROJECT featuring music by KNIFE PARTY GET TICKETS http://www.clubtickets.com/us/2012-06/03/knife-party-the-brooklyn-terminal-project * Round-Trip Ferry Admission: Includes round-trip ferry service from lower Manhattan to The Brooklyn Terminal Project for just $8. Schedule & location coming soon. Purchasers will receive an email with instructions on location and ferry schedule. Stay tuned to www.thebrooklynterminalproject.com for the latest updates. THE BROOKLYN TERMINAL PROJECT The World's Biggest DJs All Summer Long on the NYC Waterfront • Just a 3-minute ride from Lower Manhattan • A sprawling 75,000 square foot complex • Killer sound system to experience your favorite DJs as intended! • Free on-site parking • Breathtaking views of the NYC skyline • Interactive Art installations • World-class lighting, visuals, and production • Food & Vendor village 18+ to enter / 21+ to drink Doors open 4pm-12am Infoline: 1-888-497-7075 The Brooklyn Terminal Project 72 Bowne Street Brooklyn, New York 11231 www.thebrooklynterminalproject.com

Scrapbooking Workshop with artist Jordan Sullivan - Underline Gallery
June 03, 2012 - West Village

UNDERLINE gallery and artist Jordan Sullivan will host a fun, hands-on scrapbooking workshop that will explore the importance of memory and the preservation of the past through art. Held a week after Memorial Day, this workshop will investigate the act of memorializing our own personal, familial, and national histories. This class is geared especially towards children twelve and under, parents, and family members, and will be taught by artist Jordan Sullivan, in conjunction with his solo show "Natural History" at UNDERLINE Gallery. Participants are encouraged to bring photographs, drawings, magazine clippings, favorite books, special mementos, secrets, and stories to include in their own personalized books. RSVP encouraged (limited space): 212-242-2427 info@underlinegallery.com underlinegallery.com

SummerFest 2012 - Croton-on-Hudson
June 03, 2012 - Croton-on-Hudson

Join Croton in the streets, celebrating the summer season. A parade starting at 1 pm from the Five Corners intersection of Old Post Rd. South and Cleveland Drive will kick off the afternoon. The parade of local and area officials, members of scouting troops and sports teams, and Croton Fire Department vehicles will head to the Upper Village. Street vendors, food, entertainment, and live music will be abundant throughout the day.

JuneFest - St. Augustine's Episcopal Church
June 03, 2012 - Croton-on-Hudson

A free public event featuring a large, tented outdoor rummage sale, a White Elephant (indoor rummage) sale, kids' games and face painting, a pub and grill, bake sale, and plant sale. The rummage features adult and kids clothes for $1, as well as bikes, trikes, toys, strollers, children's books for $.25 each, shoes, furniture, and more. JuneFest dovetails with Summerfest, a village-wide celebration in Croton featuring live music and entertainment.

Rose Day - Lyndhurst Rose Garden
June 03, 2012 - Tarrytown

Rose Day will feature live music from the Phillipsburg Ensemble, the Scarborough Singers and the Hudson Harp Consort and Friends. Refreshments will be served. The event will be held rain or shine. A little history: Helen Gould, eldest daughter of Jay Gould and resident of Lyndhurst for over fifty years, introduced the Rose Garden to the property in 1911. While she made few significant changes to the mansion after her father's death, she shared his love of horticulture and botany and honored his legacy in her continued improvements to the 67-acre landscape and gardens. Originally planted entirely in shades of pink, the Rose Garden has evolved over time to a profusion of color and variety, all lovingly maintained by the Garden Club of Irvington. The Rose Garden boasts vintage specimens such as the Apothecary's Rose, and award-winning bush and climbing varieties arranged in concentric circles around an ornamental gazebo.

See Art, Make Art! - New York Transit Museum
June 03, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

Artist Antonio Masi's dramatic paintings of bridges are on display in the Museum's newest exhibit. See his work, then meet the artist. Masi demonstrates his unique watercolor technique and talks about why our city's bridges so capture his imagination.

Meet the Signal Tower Operator - New York Transit Museum
June 03, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

Step back in time to learn about subway operations with a costumed storyteller in the Museum's Court Street station's Signal Tower. Signal Tower Operator Paula will be "on duty" to talk about a day's work in the 1940s. She'll also teach a thing or two about the importance of signals.

The Comedy of Errors - Theater 2020 at The Cranberry Street Theater Space
Through June 04, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

A family friendly production of Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors, a lively "situation comedy" about mistaken identity, love, and marriage featuring ten actors and five puppets.

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

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

The Deutsche Bank Series at the Guggenheim: Being Singular Plural - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through June 06, 2012 - New York

The Deutsche Bank Series at the Guggenheim: Being Singular Plural presents new film, video, and sound-based works by seven of the most innovative and visionary contemporary artists, filmmakers, and media practitioners living and working in India today. Expanding on its original 2010 Deutsche Guggenheim presentation, the exhibition presents eight projects dispersed among the museum?s Annex galleries, New Media Theater, and outdoors along the exterior ramp leading from Fifth Avenue down to the Sackler Center for Arts Education. The New York installation continues to focus on artistic production in South Asia including with works by: Desire Machine Collective (Sonal Jain and Mriganka Madhukaillya), Shumona Goel and Shai Heredia, Amar Kanwar, and Kabir Mohanty and Vikram Joglekar. The exhibition is part of the Guggenheim?s Asian Art Program and is organized by Sandhini Poddar, Associate Curator, Asian Art. Accompanied by a fully illustrated exhibition catalogue, this exhibition is made possible by Deutsche Bank. The Leadership Committee for Being Singular Plural is gratefully acknowledged.

Immortality of the Spirit: Chinese Funerary Art from the Han & Tang Dynasties - Bellarmine Museum of Art
Through June 06, 2012 - Fairfield

For the ancient Chinese, life in the afterworld was as important as one’s existence on earth. For this reason the dead were laid to rest in tombs intended to replicate earthly palaces in all their splendor. This exhibit features thirteen pottery funerary objects from the Han Imperial dynasties and provides great insight into daily life during the Han and Tang Dynasties.

Diggin' de Kooning- Comings and Goings Gallery - Long Island Children's Museum
Through June 07, 2012 - Garden City

View abstract paintings inspired by the famous artist Willem de Kooning created this year by local children and teens. All works were inspired by nature and Long Island's great light during different seasons. Come see the various techniques used by the artists such as big brush strokes, scratching, and layering that created this one-of-a-kind art show. This exhibit runs through June 7, 2012.

Mind-opening May exhibitions at Agora Gallery - Agora Gallery
Through June 07, 2012 - New York City

Discover more about the world you live in and revel in the wonders we too often ignore, through the art on display in the upcoming exhibitions at NYC’s Agora Gallery. Out From Down Under & Beyond: Fine Art from Australia and New Zealand focuses on the wonderful artworks by talented artists from this region who delve into their cultural and geographical heritage to inform pieces of great vigor and power. In The Portal of Tranquility we are introduced to the sensitive and evocative creations of artists who are not afraid to expose their innermost thoughts, hopes and dreams. Landscapes of the Mind explores the diverse emotions and ideas that unite human experience, describing life through the language of colors and forms. In addition, New Zealand's Flagstaff Gallery is bringing the works of some of their exciting artists to New York at Agora Gallery in Made in New Zealand: An exhibition of Fine Art from New Zealand. The gallery is well-known for adding renewed dynamism and relevance to the Auckland art scene, and looking at the works they are sharing with us now, that fact is no surprise. The exhibitions open on May 18, 2012 and run until June 7, 2012. The opening reception will take place on the evening of Thursday, May 24, 2012. Entrance is free and anyone with an interest in gaining a new perspective on life and art is warmly encouraged to attend and meet some of the artists whose works make up the show. Exhibition Dates: May 18, 2012 – June 7, 2012 Reception: Thursday, May 24, 2012, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, New York City Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat, 11a.m. - 6 p.m. Event URL: http://www.agora-gallery.com/receptionexhibitions/5_24_2012.aspx Featured Artists: Out From Down Under & Beyond: Fine Art from Australia and New Zealand Nicolette Benjamin Black | Heléne Henare | Caroline Josephs PhD | Jean Marc La-Roque | Eileen Lee | June McCotter | Natasha Parenta | Cristina Popovici | Tanya Marie Reeves | Dragan Simic | Joanne Webber The Portal of Tranquility Jacques Descoteaux | Marcia Feller | Silvio Franzini | Zlata Jaanimagi Landscapes of the Mind Gabriela Bittner-Krainz | CATO | Cary Griffiths | Frankie IP | Gabriella Legno | Michael Lierly | Maria Mardomingo | Bonnie Pakman | Walter B. Probst | Maria Mercedes Rozo | Fabrizio Valle' Made in New Zealand: An Exhibition of Fine Art from New Zealand Tony Allain | Emma Butler | Sean Chen | Mark Compton | Dagmar Dyck | Dave Gunson | Julia Henderson | Daniëlla Hulme | Crispin Korschen | Peter Lambert | Kit MacGregor | Ewan McDougall | Peter Mesley | Tony Ogle | Anna Palmer | Matt Palmer | Ted Sherwen | Richard Smith | Cynthia Taylor | Mary Taylor | Rae West | Fraser Williamson About Agora Gallery Agora Gallery is a fine art gallery, established in 1984 and located in the heart of New York City’s Chelsea art galleries district. It is famous for showcasing a spectacular array of talented artists from around the world and around the corner, while providing quality and original art to collectors. Exhibitions are usually group exhibits, presenting the work of a number of artists, but sometimes solo exhibitions focus on the work of one particular artist. The gallery publishes ARTisSpectrum Magazine, a bi-annual magazine that is distributed to museums, galleries, art institutions and art schools around the world. It provides artists, collectors, museums, galleries, art organizations and enthusiasts with access to the work of international talented artists as well as feature articles, reviews and interviews. Agora Gallery is the proud sponsor of ARTmine, one of the most comprehensive resources available worldwide to view and purchase fine art. The gallery also runs Agora Art Blog, a blog designed to provide helpful information and advice for artists while providing a forum for artists to help one another by sharing their experiences and thoughts.

Postpartum Peer Support Group - Parents R Talking
Through June 08, 2012 - Mineola

Have you felt any of the following thoughts?..."I am having difficulty sleeping even when the baby sleeps," "I feel like I'm jumping out of my skin," "I can't stop crying and I don't know why." If you have, this support group is for you. Call to register. The classes run through June 8, 2012.

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

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

Two Intimate,' an evening of 'Eden' by Eugene O'Brien and 'The Lover' by Harold Pinter - Dorothy Strelsin Theatre at Abingdon Theatre Complex,
Through June 09, 2012 - New York

Men will sit on one side of the house and women will sit on the other for "Two Intimate," an evening of "Eden" by Eugene O'Brien and "The Lover" by Harold Pinter, to be presented by Cat on my Head Productions, LLC from May 24 to June 9 at Dorothy Strelsin Theatre at Abingdon Theatre Complex, 312 West 36th Street. The psychology of married couples toward infidelity will be on display and the seating plan will accentuate the differing perceptions. The plays will be acted by Dan Patrick Brady and Anna Emily Wood. Kathy Gail MacGowan directs.

The Cooper Union End of the Year Show - Cooper Union
Through June 09, 2012 - New York

More than 300 pioneering student works on view across the disciplines of architecture, art and engineering May 21 - June 9 For more than a century-and-a-half, the Cooper Union End of Year Show has marked its students’ transition from studios, laboratories and classrooms to the gallery. A time honored tradition, the first recorded exhibition took place in 1860 at the historic Foundation Building, now joined by 41 Cooper Square, the institution’s LEED Platinum academic building. Works on view represent the culmination of each student’s unique experience in Cooper Union’s top ranked programs. Prominent Cooper Union alumni of the past century include Alex Katz (visual art), Daniel Libeskind (architecture) and Russell Hulse (physics). Admission is free and open to the public. Opening night: Monday, May 21, 2012, 5–9 p.m. Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture Through June 9, 2012 Foundation Building, 7 East 7th St., b/w 3rd and 4th Aves. An exhibition of student works that explores the role of architecture in contemporary culture and society through conceptual and scaled drawings, detailed three dimensional models and digital renderings. Projects range from the development of new methods of drawing and investigating space to proposals for New York City and sites in Darwin, Australia; a military area on the border between North and South Korea; Lima, Peru; a rural area of Kansas, and other locations. The Cooper Union End of Year Show has become a significant New York City tradition that has consistently showcased innovative and visionary projects by emerging architects, helping to launch the careers of such notable alumni as John Hejduk, Elizabeth Diller, Ricardo Scofidio, Shigeru Ban, Laurie Hawkinson, Diane Lewis, Stanley Allen, Daniel Libeskind, Toshiko Mori and Rolf Ohlhausen. The School of Art Through June 9, 2012 Foundation Building, 7 East 7th St., b/w 3rd and 4th Aves. With a commitment to radical and experimental exploration, the School of Art’s experience based curriculum has produced some of the most compelling individual and collaborative projects, year after year. Illustrating the school’s continuing role as an incubator of significant artists from historically influential artists: from Alex Katz, Eva Hesse and Lee Krasner to recent alumni including the Bruce High Quality Foundation and Sara VanDerBeek. A diversity of sculpture, painting, graphic design and video installations will be on view in gallery spaces in the Foundation Building and 41 Cooper Square. Albert Nerken School of Engineering Through June 3, 2012 41 Cooper Square, 3rd Ave., b/w 6th and 7th Sts. Representing the different engineering disciplines, a dynamic array of projects will be on view for live demonstrations including battling robots, an interactive display for deaf children, a student designed friction welder, a pumpkin chucking catapult, augmented reality interactive posters, and the design and construction of a Formula 1 race car. The installation at 41 Cooper Square, Cooper Union’s LEED Platinum building, showcases the inventive and invaluable outcomes generated by the fields of mechanical, electrical, civil, and chemical engineering. EXHIBITION HOURS: Tuesday - Saturday, noon to 7 p m. (Closed Sundays and Mondays) ADMISSION: Free INFO: Visit http://bit.ly/EOYS_2012 for a detailed schedule of events, call 212-353-4200 or email artschool@cooper.edu.

Gotham Dance Festival - Joyce Theater
Through June 10, 2012 -

The Festival returns for two weeks with programs featuring cutting-edge artists, world premieres, and Joyce debuts. Week One begins with Brian Brooks Moving Company in the premiere of BIG CITY, a work that examines the concept of rebuilding after a destructive event. The week also highlights choreographer Jodie Gates, who will set work on Ballet X and Colorado Ballet. Sharing the program with Gates will be Peter Quanz, whose Canadian-based company Q Dance/Quanz Danse will perform two works, including In Tandem, set to a score by Steve Reich. Week Two opens with a special one-night celebration featuring multiple artists and continues with the Los Angeles-based BODYTRAFFIC performing a world premiere as well as Stijn Celis' Fragile Dwellings, with a light installation by Erwin Redl. The Festival concludes with Gallim Dance, under the direction of Andrea Miller, who performs a world premiere exploring how the knowledge that we are going to die shapes the way we love. One Night Celebration Program - On Tuesday June 5th, Gotham Arts Exchange celebrates the choreographic work of American women. The program includes work from the legends of our time and the women who bring audience members to their feet. We're also going to throw in a few up and coming voices. Scheduled to participate are: Carmen deLavallade, Carolyn Dorfman, Kate Weare, Monica Bill Barnes, and Camille A. Brown.

Glasstress New York: New Art from the Venice Biennales - Museum of Arts & Design
Through June 10, 2012 -

The Museum of Arts and Design is proud to present Glasstress New York: New Art from the Venice Biennales an extraordinary international gathering of glass sculpture created in Murano at the studio of entrepreneur and mentor Adriano Berengo. Berengo, the founder of Venice Projects, has engaged artists, architects and designers from such diverse countries as the United States, China, Italy, Germany, The Netherlands, and Spain. The resulting works were originally commissioned for and presented at the Venice Biennials of 2009 and 2011. The pieces are dramatic and often provocative, ranging from independent sculptures to installations incorporating sounds and light to prototypes for production. The spirit of innovation and experimentation pervades the works in this exhibition; many of the artists and designers were given their first opportunity to work with this challenging medium, and in collaboration with the brilliantly capable master glass artisans assembled by Adriano Berengo. Artists featured in the exhibition include: Jan Fabre, Michael Joo, Jaime Hayon, Patricia Urquiola, Tony Oursler and Mike + Doug Starn to name a few.

Misaki Kawai: Love From Mt. Pom Pom - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through June 10, 2012 - SoHo

An exhibit of new work by renowned Japanese artist Misaki Kawai, the first solo presentation of Kawai's work in the U.S. since 2007. Utilizing painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, artist books and zines, animation, and video, Kawai's work transforms CMA's 2,000-square-foot gallery into an imaginary world of giant fuzzy animals and other colorful characters. Known for her whimsical style and colorful depictions, Kawai's past installations have included an earth-themed amusement park in outer space, a towering treehouse for glam rockers, a beach party with surfers riding a gigantic wave, and a fleet of airplanes carrying rock bands from the 1960s. As a CMA artist-in-residence, Kawai will welcome young artists enrolled in CMA classes to take studio tours, participate in master classes, and observe her at work. The exhibition will encourage both adults and young artists to make art by emphasizing that the ability to trust one's instincts is the most important trait for artists to possess, not technical skill. This philosophy stems from Kawai's own approach to art making, which is connected to the concept of "heta-uma," a Japanese manga style that is considered "na�ve" or "amateurish" but produces a successful result through the artist's intuitive powers of expression.

Harlem 1970-2009, A Study in Transitions by Camilo Jose Vergara - New-York Historical Society
Through June 10, 2012 - Upper West Side

This exhibition of photographs by Camilo Jose Vergara will be shown in two cycles: Harlem: The People and Harlem: The Place. Vergara's images serve as powerful and poignant witness to the changes that have occurred over the past four decades in one of the most famous neighborhoods of New York City. Known as the capital of black America, Harlem is a place that has been home to many in the civil rights movement. However, this dynamic part of the city north of Central Park is defined by not only its residents, but also by the physical environment; buildings, which, viewed repeatedly over time, have an organic quality of their own. The first installation (February 17 - June 10, 2012) is defined by the personalities and people of Harlem and the second cycle will focus upon the bricks and mortar; those buildings that tell their own stories.

Playing with fire - New School for Drama
Through June 10, 2012 - NYC

May 18 to June 10, 2012 at New School for Drama, 151 Bank Street (West Village). Presented by August Strindberg Repertory Theatre and Negro Ensemble Company in association with Theater Resources Unlimited. Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 PM, Matinees Saturdays at 2:00 PM and Sundays at 3:00 PM, no shows May 26 and 27 (Memorial Day Weekend). Tickets $18; groups of 20 and more $13.50; students $9. TDF accepted. Box office SMARTTIX (212) 868-4444, www.smarttix.com. Production's website: http://www.strindberg.org/ TRANSIT DIRECTIONS: 1-2-3 to 14th Street and A-C-E to 14th Street. M20 bus stops at Abingdon Square and M11 and M14A terminate there. Running time: 90 minutes. CRITICS ARE INVITED on or after MAY 20. DETAILS AND ARTIST INFO: August Strindberg's Chekhovian comedy, "Playing With Fire" (Leka med elden, 1893), in a translation by Ulrika Brand that has been newly adapted by Obie-winner Leslie Lee, Executive Director of Negro Ensemble Company, will be presented May 18 to June 10 with an all-black cast as the inaugural production of August Strindberg Repertory Theatre, directed by Robert Greer. The play, to be staged at New School for Drama, 151 Bank Street (West Village), will be a co-production of August Strindberg Repertory Theatre and Negro Ensemble Company in association with Theater Resources Unlimited.

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

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

Cindy Sherman - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through June 11, 2012 - Manhattan

Cindy Sherman (American, b. 1954) is widely recognized as one of the most important and influential artists in contemporary art. Throughout her career, she has presented a sustained, eloquent, and provocative exploration of the construction of contemporary identity and the nature of representation, drawn from the unlimited supply of images from movies, TV, magazines, the Internet, and art history. Working as her own model for more than 30 years, Sherman has captured herself in a range of guises and personas which are at turns amusing and disturbing, distasteful and affecting. To create her photographs, she assumes multiple roles of photographer, model, makeup artist, hairdresser, stylist, and wardrobe mistress. With an arsenal of wigs, costumes, makeup, prosthetics, and props, Sherman has deftly altered her physique and surroundings to create a myriad of intriguing tableaus and characters, from screen siren to clown to aging socialite. Bringing together more than 170 photographs, this retrospective survey traces the artist's career from the mid 1970s to the present. Highlighted in the exhibition are in-depth presentations of her key series, including the groundbreaking series "Untitled Film Stills" (1977-80), the black-and-white pictures that feature the artist in stereotypical female roles inspired by 1950s and 1960s Hollywood, film noir, and European art-house films; her ornate history portraits (1989-90), in which the artist poses as aristocrats, clergymen, and milkmaids in the manner of old master paintings; and her larger-than-life society portraits (2008) that address the experience and representation of aging in the context of contemporary obsessions with youth and status. The exhibition will explore dominant themes throughout Sherman's career, including artifice and fiction; cinema and performance; horror and the grotesque; myth, carnival, and fairy tale; and gender and class identity. Also included are Sherman's recent photographic murals (2010), which will have their American premiere at MoMA. In conjunction with the exhibition, Sherman has selected films from MoMA's collection, which will be screened in MoMA's theaters during the course of the exhibition. A major publication will accompany the exhibition.

A Year With Children 2012 - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through June 13, 2012 -

In its 41st year, Learning Through Art (LTA), the pioneering arts education program of the Guggenheim Museum, presents A Year with Children 2012, an exhibition organized by the Sackler Center for Arts Education at the Guggenheim Museum and on view at the museum from May 11 to June 13, 2012. This annual exhibition showcases select artworks by students in grades two through six from eleven public schools who participated in LTA during the 2011-12 school year, representing New York City's five boroughs. Approximately one hundred creative and imaginative works, including drawings, prints, photographs, sculptures, paintings, assemblage, and outdoor site-specific art, will be on display during this five-week installation. This year, in addition to works being shown in the Annex Level 3 Gallery, the exhibition will use interstitial spaces in the museum to display projects. Two site-specific installations designed and built by third graders at PS 48 in Staten Island will be shown on the museum's terrace and will be visible to visitors from the Monitor 3 gallery. Works by third grade students from PS 9 in Brooklyn -- transparencies that show multiple layers of their identity -- will also be installed on the gallery's windows. A Year with Children 2012 is organized by the Learning Through Art staff: Greer Kudon, Senior Education Manager; Alyson Luck, Education Associate; and Michelle Hagewood, Education Associate. For more information about Learning Through Art, please visit www.guggenheim.org/lta.

Francesca Woodman - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through June 13, 2012 - New York

Francesca Woodman, the most comprehensive exhibition in the U.S. of the artist’s work since Woodman’s untimely death in 1981 at the age of 22, will be presented at the Guggenheim Museum from March 16 through June 13, 2012. Spanning the breadth of her production, the exhibition includes more than 120 vintage photographs, artist books, and a selection of recently discovered and rarely seen short videos, presenting an historical reconsideration of Woodman’s brief but extraordinary career. Francesca Woodman is organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). The exhibition has been curated by Corey Keller, Associate Curator of Photography, SFMOMA, where it opened in November 2011. The New York presentation of Francesca Woodman is organized by Jennifer Blessing, Senior Curator, Photography, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. The Leadership Committee for 2012 Exhibitions of Photography is gratefully acknowledged.

Storytime - Rose Memorial Library
Through June 13, 2012 - Stony Point

Toddlers are invited to listen to picture book stories, sing songs, and make crafts. Pre-registration is required.

Doubles Crossed - Robert Moss Theater
Through June 13, 2012 - New York

Doubles Crossed: A gangster noir comedy thriller! Synopsis: Dimwitted yet determined police detectives Ramsey and Flapjack have been hunting wisecracking hoodlum Freddie (aka Freddie the Finisher) and the notorious Dead Street mob with nothing to show for it. Now, Freddie's identical twin brother, hometown hero and newly appointed FBI Chief Irving Tower, is coming to town. With a retiring police chief and a crackerjack reporter breathing down their necks, the boys have only days to stop Dead Street's dastardly quest for the heist of the century and solve a femme fatale’s bizarre missing person case. Gumshoes, guns and gams galore! Cast: Monica Blaze Leavitt*, Gregory Cohan, Steve Deighan*, Victoria Guthrie*, Jim Heaphy*, James Holden, Cindy Keiter*, Ron Roth*, Ryan Stadler*, Allen Warnock, Tori Watson* (*denotes members of AEA). Crew: Catherine Siracusa & Sidney Levitt (Costume Designers), Joshua Levin (Stage Manager), Ryan Metzler (Lighting Designer), Keith Chandler (Video Director), Giovanni Villari (Set Designer), Jaq Sarah French (Assistant Director), Nick Dransfield (Postcard/Image Designer), Sharon Fogarty (Musical Arrangement).

Storytime - Rose Memorial Library
Through June 14, 2012 - Stony Point

Toddlers are invited to listen to picture book stories, sing songs, and make crafts. Pre-registration is required.

Dig! Plant! Grow! Hands-On Guided Activities: Salad Days - New York Botanical Garden
Through June 15, 2012 - Bronx

Use plants and flowers to decorate a salad bowl collage, learn how to make an assortment of salads during daily demonstrations, and prepare a healthy dressing to take home. Through June 15.

Beyond Rodin - New Directions in Contemporary Figurative Sculpture - RYE ARTS CENTER
Through June 16, 2012 - Rye

The exhibit will feature the work of 20 US-based sculptors who are creating innovative contemporary works built on a foundation of anatomical rigor and classical training in sculpting the human form. Works are made from materials ranging from bronze, wood or clay to space-age polymers. The pieces are created using methods that span from hand-modeling and carving to being designed inside a computer and printed into solid form with a 3-D scanner. Installations are planned in the Gallery and on the grounds of The Rye Arts Center. Additional outdoor works will be installed on Rye's Purchase Street during May. Opening is May 6 at 4pm. Through June 16. For more information, visit ryeartscenter.org or call 914-967-0700 x33.

Big Apple Circus - Cunningham Park
Through June 17, 2012 - Fresh Meadows

Let your imagination soar and summon the most amazing acts ? A juggler with a suit to fit his sweet feats of fancy handiwork. A mechanical doll who comes alive in a sinuous balancing act. Spirited horses, frolicsome dogs, and a capybara and porcupine to perk up the sawdust party. Audacious acrobats who astound with athletic grace. Comical conjurors with magical moments of grand illusion. The aerial daring of the trapeze flyers. A singing Ringmistress and the Big Apple Circus Band creating the ringing melodies of memories to last.

42nd Street - John W. Engeman Theater
Through June 17, 2012 - Northport

Follow the adventures of small town chorus girl Peggy Sawyer as she gets her chance to become an overnight star. The many familiar tunes include "We're in the Money," "Lullaby of Broadway," "Shuffle Off to Buffalo" and "42nd Street."

Silverlink - ATG London Group Show feat. Will Robson-Scott, Jamie Brown, Jack Murray and Dominic Corry - Klughaus Gallery
Through June 17, 2012 - New York

Exhibition will be on display from May 25 through June 17, 2012 Klughaus Gallery is excited to present 'Silverlink', a group show featuring a collection of recent works by London-based ATG artists Jamie Brown, Dominic Corry, Will Robson-Scott and Jack Murray. Founded in 2000, ATG (Ahead’a The Game) is a diverse collective of graffiti writers, visual artists, musicians and DJ’s rooted in London sub-culture. The title of the show, ‘Silverlink’ refers to the former name of an over ground line that runs from the East to the West of London. This particular line played an integral part in the worlds of all the artists involved. The group show will showcase a mix of photography, illustration, painting, collage and sculpture. Over the last decade, the four exhibitors have been successful in following their individual creative path from their hometown of London to projects, commissions, and exhibits all over of the world. The 'Silverlink' show at Klughaus Gallery will be their United States debut. Jamie Brown is a prolific artist who eagerly embraces new methods and materials. His work spans from illustration, design and large-scale murals, to art direction and 3D work. Whatever the medium, Brown consistently produces visuals with powerful colors, bold forms and positive messages that are impossible to ignore. Dominic Corry emerged from the underground graffiti scene in the early millennium and currently works as an illustrator/designer in Los Angeles. Corry’s work is heavily inspired by classic advertising and figurative painting. His sense of humor is clearly evident in his characters and typography. Will Robson-Scott is a London photographer currently living in New York. His work focuses on subcultures and people living on the edge of society. His work has been featured in several well-known publications including Time Out, The Independent, I.D, MixMag, Mass Appeal, Vice, and Dazed & Confused. In 2009, Robson-Scott’s work was featured throughout Crack & Shine, the first book to document London’s graffiti sub-culture. Most recently, Will’s documentation of the Gumball Rally culminated in an exhibition with Estevan Oriol in Los Angeles. As a founding member of the ATG movement, Jack Murray (Panik) is a young artist who has been one of the key figures in the UK graffiti scene over the last decade. His typical work is a reflection of everyday emotions and life's continual twists and turns communicated through paintings rich in mixed media. Murray combines his distinct style and energetic delivery in innovative spaces both on and off the streets. He has exhibited successful solo shows at established galleries in London and Amsterdam.

soloNOVA Arts Festival - The New Ohio Theatre
Through June 17, 2012 - New York

According to the New York Times "SOLONOVA ARTS FESTIVAL, May 29-June 17. In “unFramed” the poet and painter Iyaba Ibo Mandingo, born in Antigua, tells the story of his move to America as a child and his subsequent struggles — including nearly being deported after Sept. 11 — while painting a self-portrait. “unFramed” is one of 10 shows in this diverse celebration of solo performance; (212) 352-3101, terranovacollective.org.

Baby Plays The Banjo - 45 Bleecker Theatre
Through June 18, 2012 - New York

Planet Connections Theatre Festivity presents Baby Plays The Banjo, a new play written by Kimberly Pau. Eric Mercado directs a cast of four including Richard Brundage*, John Buxton*, Valerie Graham and Elizabeth Spano. Six performances for Baby Plays The Banjo will be held at The Studio Theatre, 45 Bleecker Street, NYC from May 30-June 18 as part of The Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. The Festivity will take place May 30th through June 24th at The Theatres at 45 Bleecker in New York City. AEA Showcase. *Member, Actors’ Equity Association. Marie is in love with the pop star Justin Bieber. Her mother is too large to get off the sofa, and her Dad spends most of his time with his best friend Rob both racing bicyclists who are always in uniform. Too busy IMing Justin to become the famous dancer her mom wants her to be, Marie confesses to her mom that Justin Bieber has impregnated her. Mom attempts to confront Justin by watching and responding to an interview with him on YouTube, while Marie is spontaneously able to play the banjo. Baby Plays the Banjo explores our love of the mainstream media and how it comforts us. From the Playwright I recently heard Adam Curtis lecture and he said something that really moved me and summed up what I’m going for thematically with Banjo, “because all we think about is ourselves we are imprisoned by our own feelings.” So, to be more specific, I hope the audience is influenced by the show’s depiction of our dependence on the American media and also on celebrities to provide an emotional and social construct for our collective behavior and the consequences of finding comfort there. Baby Plays The Banjo is written by Kimberly Pau. Director: Eric Mercado; Original Music Composer: Vin Hill; Production Designer: Rachel R. Blackwell; Sound Designer: DJ Karl Marx; Publicist: Paul Siebold/Off Off PR. Baby Plays The Banjo plays for six performances on the following schedule as part of the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity: Wednesday, May 30 @ 6pm; Sunday, June 3 @ 10pm; Saturday, June 5 @ 9pm; Friday, June 10 @ 8pm; Sunday, June 16 @ 6:30pm; Tuesday, June 18 @ 10pm.

Dinosaur & Mineral Adventure - Tenafly Nature Center
Through June 19, 2012 - Tenafly

The folks at Dinosaurs Rock™ invite kids to excavate fossils directly from a matrix rock, create a shark tooth necklace, build a dinosaur model, crack open crystal-filled geodes, and find amber and Herkimer diamonds. Children will see and touch a pre-historic, life-size T-Rex skull, a nine foot leg of an ice age mammoth, real dinosaur eggs, footprints and teeth, amethyst towers and more. They will also get to take home genuine dinosaur bone specimens and other fossils, plus real gemstones, like rubies and emeralds. Pre-registration is required.

Color & Form: Leon Berkowitz and Anita Huffington - ACA Galleries
Through June 22, 2012 - New York City

ACA Galleries is pleased to announce Color & Form: The Work of Leon Berkowitz and Anita Huffington. The exhibition features Berkowitz's paintings from his Seven Lights series alongside recent bronzes by Huffington.

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

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

Raw/Cooked: Heather Hart - Brooklyn Museum
Through June 24, 2012 -

The fourth exhibition in the Raw/Cooked series presents the work of Bedford-Stuyvesant-based artist Heather Hart. Hart built a large-scale structure titled The Eastern Oracle: We Will Tear the Roof Off the Mother for display in the Museum's fifth-floor rotunda. She describes the work as "an independent rooftop, removed from its house, and dropped from the sky to live its own life in a new context. A rooftop can refer to home, stability, or shelter, but in this context, it is also an action of reclaiming power." The work makes reference to the Museum's ancient Egyptian and African collections and to the Jan Martense Schenck House, a two-room structure built in 1676 that is Brooklyn's second-oldest example of Dutch-American architecture, and the oldest architecture in the Museum's period room collection.

Phyllida Barlow: siege - New Museum
Through June 24, 2012 - New York

"Phyllida Barlow: siege" is the first New York solo exhibition of the work of British sculptor. For her New Museum presentation, Barlow will create a new, site-specific sculptural installation in the Museum's fourth floor gallery. This exhibition is part of a series focusing on a single project or body of work within an artist's larger practice. The series began last May with presentations by Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Gustav Metzger. Barlow has been a seminal influence on British sculpture for the past forty years, having taught a generation of notable British artists. She began making work in the early 1970s, breaking away from earlier British sculpture exemplified by the formal abstractions of artists such as Anthony Caro. Inspired by American sculptors like Eva Hesse, Barlow embraced a mode of working that drew stronger ties between the sculpture and the artist's body. She also took on a broader and more experimental approach to the materials she manipulates. Her works consist of disparate substances such as concrete, felt, wooden pallets, polystyrene, and fabric, often within the same work. These materials are a reflection of the urban environment in which she works and are often sourced directly from the streets. Barlow's sculpture takes on an ephemeral, contingent quality as works assembled on site will often be broken down after an exhibition and recycled into future work. Since the beginning of her career, Barlow's sculptures have been appreciated for their playful formalism and the relationship they have to the built environment -- often inspired by objects that direct or impede our movement through space. Barriers, scaffolding, and security fences are reinterpreted into rough-hewn constructions with exuberantly painted surfaces. Assembling her sculptures quickly and intuitively, they become distant memories of objects rather than faithful reconstructions. In her installations, Barlow scales her work to fully inhabit and transform a given architectural space. Ranging from intimately scaled objects occupying corners and corridors, to works that take on an imposing and overwhelming scale, her installations challenge and parody the heroic monumentalism of her predecessors. Barlow reveals that sculpture can accurately capture the joyfulness, absurdity, and transience of life. Phyllida Barlow was born in 1944 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England. She currently lives and works in London, England. Barlow attended Chelsea School of Art, London, and then the Slade School of Fine Art, London, graduating in 1966. She taught sculpture in London art schools for over forty years, retiring in 2008. She has had solo exhibitions at venues including the Henry Moore Foundation, Leeds, England (1995), Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, England (2004), BAWAG Contemporary, Vienna, Austria (2010), and the Kunstverein Nurnberg, Germany (2011). Barlow has participated in group exhibitions at the Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland, Bergen Kunsthall, Norway, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany, and with Nairy Baghramian at the Serpentine Gallery, London. She is the recipient of the 2012 Aachen prize and will have an exhibition at the Ludwig Forum, Aachen, Germany, also in May 2012. "Phyllida Barlow: siege" is curated by Gary Carrion-Murayari, Curator.

iCreate - Bruce Museum
Through June 24, 2012 - Greenwich

The exhibition features 40 prize-winning works by regional high school students. The juried selection of two-dimensional pieces features paintings, drawings, mixed media, and hand-drawn or hand-painted digital works.

Ellen Altfest: Head and Plant - New Museum
Through June 24, 2012 - New York

This May in the Lobby Gallery, the New Museum will feature the first solo museum presentation of the work of New York-based artist Ellen Altfest. Altfest is a figurative painter whose intimately scaled works convey a distinct approach to realism and a sustained commitment to looking. Her painstaking depictions result in paintings that expand perception while exposing overlooked or under-appreciated aspects of her subject matter. Painting from life, over a long period of time, she chooses subjects ranging from plants, rocks, logs, and gourds to a more recent fascination with the male figure. The exhibition at the New Museum will present a group of works from this latest series. Folds of skin, an opened armpit, a tuft of hair, the delicate veins in the hand -- discrete elements of ordinary male bodies -- are intensely scrutinized and rendered in exquisite detail with immeasurable care. A universe of information lies within the shallow depth of field and thin layers of oil paint that comprise each work. This excess of information renders Altfest's figures unfamiliar and abstract, as if one were seeing these parts of the body for the first time. Eschewing traditional compositional formats in favor of unexpected cropping and juxtapositions, Altfest creates a compelling friction in the picture plane. Head and Plant (2010), as the title denotes, is a painting of a male head and a potted cactus. The conventions of portraiture are upended, however, by Altfest's decision to obstruct the face of the male figure with a plant. Instead of an identifiable visage, one is met with the confounding presence of a cactus, whose intrusion appears as matter of fact as it is absurd. The Back (2008-2009) depicts a body on its side, turned away from the viewer. Errant hairs, pink blemishes, and the curve of a shoulder blade serve as landmarks on this vast expanse of corporeality. With a heightened sense of realism and a narrowing of focus, Altfest reveals the extraordinary complexity of ordinary things. Ellen Altfest was born in 1970 in New York City. She received her MFA from Yale University and attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2002. She has been awarded residencies at the Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas, where she presented a solo exhibition, and the Dorland Mountain Art Colony, Temecula, California. Her work was included in 'USA Today' at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, the National Academy Museum's Annual Exhibition in New York and will be featured in 'It is what it is. Or is it?' at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. She currently lives and works in New York City. 'Ellen Altfest: Head and Plant' is curated by Jenny Moore, Assistant Curator.

NY Mom's World 'Baby & Toddler Prep' Workshop - Gym-Azing
Through June 25, 2012 - Astoria

If you are an expectant mom, have a new baby at home, or plan on adding to your family soon - get answers to all of your questions and concerns.

Mom-Baby Yoga - Bija
Through June 25, 2012 - Brooklyn

Bija Yoga offers Mommy Baby Yoga every Monday morning and Thursday Afternoon. Come stretch, strengthen, and learn to realign your body while practicing with your baby. Instructors guide participants through practice that is nurturing and challenging, and helpful toward using yoga to connect with your baby.

Soul Candy - 5 Ninth
Through June 26, 2012 - New York

Every Tuesday night, IaDyne Geffen Weinstein hosts Soul Candy, a Soul genre party designed to create a sexy, warm, soulful experience for impromptu canoodling or a two-step. Soul Candy is the PERFECT find for those looking to escape the pretentious, top 40s scene without sacrificing the aesthetics and exceptionalism expected of your night out and about in the MeatPacking District.http://soulcandy5ninth.tumblr.com http://www.5Ninth.com

NY Mom's World 'Baby & Toddler Prep' Workshop Series - Bump
Through June 26, 2012 - Park Slope

For those in a "family" way, this workshop provides helpful tips in a warm, friendly atmosphere. Learn about getting newborns to sleep, new car seat regulations, getting baby weight off, finding the right pediatrician and obstetrician, and much more.

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

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

Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine - Parents R Talking
Through June 28, 2012 - Mineola

Miriam Pineles is Board certified in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal medicine, and is also a certified Birth doula. Her practice resolves women's health issues through the application of acupuncture and herbal medicine as individual treatment regimens and/or as a complement to traditional Western remedies. Areas of focus include fertility enhancement, pregnancy, breastfeeding support, postpartum concerns and other issues. Contact Miriam@conscioushealthandwellness.com or call 347-878-9619 for an appointment.

NY Mom's World 'Baby & Toddler Prep' Workshop Series - Honey Due
Through June 29, 2012 - Woodbury

If you are an expectant mom, have a new baby at home, or plan on adding to your family soon - we can help you get answers to all of your questions and concerns, while mingling in a fun atmosphere with other moms who, like you, are trying to figure it all out! You will learn how to get that newborn to sleep and get yourself some shut-eye too; how to get that baby weight off; how to prepare healthy food for your baby or toddler; how to interview an obstetrician or pediatrician or caregiver and much more.

Afternoon Tea Party - The Cupcake Corner
Through June 29, 2012 - Garden City

Enjoy a delightful afternoon of tea and celebration with your daughter or granddaughter in a beautiful outdoor setting. Sit, sip, and snack on tiers overflowing with freshly baked scones (chocolate ones for children), finger sandwiches, fresh fruit, mini treats like cupcakes and brownies and cookies, and Harney and Sons teas. Each child gets a craft. Reservations are required.

'The Amazing Max and The Box of Interesting Things' - Manhattan Movement & Arts Center
Through June 30, 2012 - Manhattan

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

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

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

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

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

Weekend Woodland Corps - Prospect Park Picnic House
Through June 30, 2012 - Park Slope

The Woodland Corps offers a volunteers a chance to garden and clean up Prospect Park's more than 250 acres of forest.

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

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

Discovery Quests - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center
Through June 30, 2012 - Cornwall

The nature center's hiking trails are turned into adventure quests that range from casual to challenging. Each Saturday and Sunday through June, participants can learn about nature in a fun and interactive way.

Light Matter: Exhibition, opening reception, and art workshop - Pelham Art Center
Through June 30, 2012 - Pelham

Light Matter, on view May 4 - June 30, 2012. Using luminous new media, the five artists in this exhibition harness and explore light - dazzling and ordinary - as both subject and form. Curated by Lisa Banner. Free opening reception and art workshop exploring the use of light and dark will be on Fri, May 4, 6:30-8:00pm.

LIVE FROM OUTER SPACE with John O'Donnell - Luca Lounge
Through June 30, 2012 - New York CIty

LIVE FROM OUTER SPACE 'Live From Outer Space' is John F. O'Donnell's new live weekly comedy show. Building off of his established website, www.livefromouterspace.com, JFOD promises to bring his audience the best in standup, video and conceptual comedy. For those of you who aren't familiar with John F. O'Donnell, the Comedy Central Insider Blog describes him as, "...one of the more explosive comics in New York. On stage, he's like a tightly capped liter of soda filled with lit fireworks." So, yeah, he's basically a one man walking freak parade with a heart of gold. Come watch him bug out and have an existential crisis on stage each and every Saturday night. It'll be cool, though, because some of his favorite comics will always be there to pick up the pieces. This weeks lineup is: Erik Bergstrom, who is a dark master of the misdirection multiple line, one-liner. He's an absurdist, linguistics breakdown artist (The New Yorker, Comedy Central Indecision 2012). Brooke Van Poppelen, who is a penetratingly honest, autobiographical, fiery hot mess of a comedian with a sweet, sweet tinge of insanity in her deep dark eyes (VH1, TruTV). Joe DeRosa, who is a bullshit free, righteously angry comedian, who is not that angry. He spews hilarious venom, as he reveals his human flaws to us like an alligator who eats swamp children (Comedy Central Presents, Opie and Anthony). Live From Outer Space w/ John F. O'Donnell Saturday, April 7th @ Luca Lounge 222 Ave. B. (btw 13th St. and 14th St.) New York, NY 10009 8pm, $5 http://www.livefromouterspace.com

3D Theater Presentation: Tornado Alley - New York Hall of Science
Through June 30, 2012 - Corona

Follow Storm Chasers star Sean Casey and the scientists of VORTEX2, the largest tornado-research project ever assembled, on their missions to witness the birth of a tornado. The project runs through June 30, 2012.

Animal Tales Extravaganza - Bronx Zoo
Through June 30, 2012 - Bronx

On weekends in April, May, and June, visitors to the zoo can enjoy author readings, animal-themed musical theater, character meet-and-greets, craft activities, and rain forest character parades. This year's headliners will include Yo Gabba Gabba, Curious George, Marvel's Avengers, Disney's Choo Choo Soul, Nickelodeon's Dora & Diego, and more! Plus a special story book reading with actor LeVar Burton of "Reading Rainbow," and appearance by Academy Award winner Alan Menken. Each weekend of Animal Tales Extravaganza includes an array of activities for families and children. The zoo's Dancing Crane Pavilion will be transformed into an intimate storytime corner, presented by Plum Organics. Zoo-goers can take a break and read from a wide variety of animal-themed books from Simon & Schuster, Candlewick Press, and Hyperion. Children can then stage their own animal tale with a puppet they create at the Bright Horizons Early Education & Preschools crafts area. Visit bronxzoo.com for a detailed schedule of showtimes and appearances.

Seeing with Photography - The African American Museum
Through June 30, 2012 - Hempstead

The exhibit features visually impaired or blind photographers from the Long Island Center of Photography. The organization offers an array of photography?based programs designed to enrich the community by providing recreational outlets and cultural opportunities. At LICP, accomplished photographers, serious amateurs, and beginners can develop and promote their work. The exhibit runs through June 30.

Little New-Yorkers - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
Through June 30, 2012 - Upper West Side

On Tuesdays and Fridays kids ages 2-4 can explore New York City through singing, stories, and activities. Each class will include story readings, time with historic toys, free exploration, a special Little New-Yorkers hello song, and time in the museum or a craft project, which will alternate each week. Some of the stories that will be featured include Larry Gets Lost in NYC, Don't Let the Pigeon Ride the Bus, The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge, New York from Above, and Knuffle Bunny.

Playtime with Sammie and Tudie - Sprout San Francisco
Through June 30, 2012 - Upper East Side

Sammie and Tudie have created a new interactive class for toddlers and their "big kids," taking place on Mondays at 10:15am and Wednesdays at 10:30am. It includes storytelling, songs, activity play, even some magic and circus. Created for ages 1 to 3 1/2 years, it will include many ongoing favorites and a new theme each week, encouraging socialization, creativity, imagination, and learning. Come by the class once or buy a multiple class package.

Unnatural Formations: Three Contemporary Photographers - Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
Through June 30, 2012 - New York

The American-Scandinavian Foundation celebrates the 100th anniversary of its Fellowship program with an exhibition featuring the work of three recent grant recipients -- Stephen Hilyard, Simen Johan, and Lydia Anne McCarthy – who have emerged as innovators in the field of contemporary landscape photography. The exhibition offers a unique look at hybrid photographs where disparate and sometimes dissonant images are woven together to create new, hypothetical landscapes.

Free Craft Saturdays - Straight A's
Through June 30, 2012 - White Plains

Each Saturday, kids can make something special. June 2: An Autograph book for end-of-school friends' signatures. June 9: A bookmark to keep track of summer reading. June 16: a special Father's Day card. June 23: A natural suncatcher using the colors of summer. June 30: A red, white, and blue placemat for July 4th.

The Cultural Sunday Kidschool and Bar and Bat Mitzvah Programs - City Congregation for Humanistic Judaism
Through June 30, 2012 - Upper West Side

This class allow youngsters to connect to their Jewish heritage from a secular perspective. Two Sundays a month, children ages five and up have fun exploring Jewish history, traditions, holidays, culture, and ethics. The innovative Bar/Bat Mitzvah program involves classes and an individual mentored journey to discover roots, connections, and beliefs. There is a special Open House on May 15 at 7pm that explains the Bar/Bat Mitzvah program. Starting in the fall, a pre-K program will be offered to both members and non-members.

Pack Chat for Kids (ages 4-8) - Wolf Conservation Center
Through June 30, 2012 - South Salem

An excellent introduction to wolves for families with young children. Kids learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the important role of wolves in the natural world. Guests will visit Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa, and Zephyr, as well as the center's other endangered wolves. Pre-registration required. June 3 and 24 at 11am; June 9 at 2pm.

Wolves of North America - Wolf Conservation Center
Through June 30, 2012 - South Salem

Learn about the mythology, biology, and ecology of wolf families. Whether living on the Arctic tundra or the high desert of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey to feed this year's pups. Guests will visit Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa, and Zephyr as well as the WCCs endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves. Don't forget a camera. Pre-registration required. June 2, 10, 16, 23, and 30 at 11am.

Evening Howl for All Ages - Wolf Conservation Center
Through June 30, 2012 - South Salem

Learn about the mythology, biology, and ecology of wolf families. Guests will visit Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa and Zephyr as well as the WCCs other endangered wolves, and take a sunset hike to howl with the wolves during their favorite hour. Don't forget a camera. Pre-registration required. June 1 and 8 at 6:30pm; June 2, 16, 18, 23, and 30 at 7pm.

Soul Seekers: Interpreting The Icon - Trinity Church
Through June 30, 2012 - New York

Trinity Museum Looks at Today’s Iconography Iconography has been an integral element of the human quest for spiritual fulfillment for thousands of years. Typically depicting aspects of the life of Christ, the saints, and the heavenly realm, what constitutes iconography today is open to interpretation. There are infinite choices in terms of public and private examples of the iconic, running the gamut from traditional emblems to ubiquitous pop culture branding. From May 11 to June 30, 2012, Trinity Museum, inside Trinity Church (Broadway at Wall Street), presents Soul Seekers: Interpreting the Icon, an eclectic and surprising collection of sculpture, painting, photography, film and text. Karen Azoulay's funereal and elegiac photographic images reference art historical symbolism while evoking a deeply contemplative atmosphere; Matthew Dayler's embracing fighters challenge the perception of intimacy and highlight the figure as a timeless cultural motif; and Jeffrey Mongrain's subtle expressions of human frailty and spiritual symbolism captivate with an understated, emotive power. In addition, works by Pavel Antonov, Jordan Eagles, Alex Frost, Moses Hoskins, Darren Jones, Kara L. Rooney, and Aida Sehovic will be displayed. Opening reception: Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 6-8pm. Hours: Sunday through Saturday. Times vary. Admission is free. This exhibit is presented by Trinity Wall Street Music and the Arts, Trinity Congregational Arts & Phenomena Project. For more information, visit www.trinitywallstreet.org, call 212-602-0800, or email aalexander@trinitywallstreet.org. Opening reception Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 6-8pm May 11 - June 30, 2012 9am-5pm Mon-Fri; 9am-3:45pm Sat; 12:30-3:45pm Sun Closed during mid-day services (11:45am-12:45pm)

“Times Square Moment: A Digital Gallery” Featuring “Buoy” by Seuongho Cho - Time Square
Through June 30, 2012 - New York

Known around the world as a quintessential urban landscape, this June, the “Times Square Moment: A Digital Gallery” will transform New York City’s iconic digital signs into a breathtaking panorama of Death Valley, one of America’s most striking natural treasures. A presentation of the Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) and Times Square Arts, the free digital gallery will host screenings of “Buoy” by local artist Seuongho Cho every night throughout the month of June from 11:57 pm to midnight. Tourists and metro area residents are raving about the new late night free attraction and digital gallery that is bringing creativity, energy and cutting-edge graphics, and digital art to the Crossroads of the World. “Times Square Moment: A Digital Gallery” marks the first time more than a dozen sign operators surrounding Times Square have joined together to offer coordinated creative content at a regularly scheduled time each and every day. The June program, curated by Electronic Arts Intermix, features “Buoy” by local, Korean-American artist Seuongho Cho. It is multiple frames edited into one film moving horizontally across the screens. This work will give the appearance of moving throughout our entire “urban canyon.” Over 15 digital screens will feature the work and, for the first time, the images will be shown at street level on 8 Cemusa kiosks. For more information: “Times Square Moment: A Digital Gallery”: www.TimesSquareNYC.org/arts TSAC: http://www.timessquareadcoalition.org/ For media inquiries please contact brittany@nicholaslence.com

David Gordon - Joyce SoHo
Through June 30, 2012 - New York

Beginning of the End of the... is a new movement/theater/music work by David Gordon. For his latest investigation, the postmodern Judson dance pioneer uses emotionally loaded narratives generated from Nobel Prize-winner Luigi Pirandello and the music of Giacomo Puccini to explore the absurd inconsistencies of what we see and how we see it. The world premiere work is a Pick Up Performance Co(s) production in collaboration with The Joyce Theater Foundation. Performance Schedule Previews: Jun 1-3 & 5 Fri & Sat at 7:30pm; Sun at 2pm; Tue at 7:30pm Performances: Jun 6-30 Wed-Sat at 7:30pm; Sun at 2pm Ticket Price Previews: $15; Performances: $22 For tickets and information visit joyce.org or call JoyceCharge: 212-242-0800

Our Faith Lights the Way - 1000 Congregations - Riverside Church
Through June 30, 2012 - New York

Over 1000 Congregations are Preparing for HIV Testing in the Our Faith Lights The Way Campaign … THE END OF AIDS IS IN SIGHT May 15, 2012 - The Balm In Gilead is appealing to ALL congregations of every faith and background to host an HIV Testing Event at some point during the month of June, in support of National HIV Testing Day, June 27, 2012. Register your congregation’s support and HIV Testing event at www.balmingilead.org. With the announcement by Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, in a speech at the National Institutes of Health last year that “an AIDS-free generation is within reach”, The Balm In Gilead spearheaded a national faith-based mobilization signifier: The END OF AIDS IS IN SIGHT through Prayer, Education, Testing and Treatment. “As we uphold the everlasting banner of Prayer, The Balm In Gilead is setting a goal of engaging 1000 congregations in June 2012 to shine forth a beacon of light on TESTING as a key component of Ending the AIDS Epidemic. Together, we are continuing our proclamation of faith that the END of AIDS is in SIGHT Through Prayer, Education Testing and Treatment” says Pernessa C. Seele, Founder & CEO The Balm In Gilead, Inc. The recent announcement that HIV among Black women far exceeds the national average in Newark, Raleigh-Durham, Baltimore, New York and Washington, DC should have HIV Testing on everyone’s mind, especially in these cities. The HIV rates among Black women in these cities are being compared to HIV rates in the Congo, a nation located in sub-Sahara Africa. African Americans, at large, are carrying a heavy burden by having the highest rates of HIV than any other ethnic group in the United States. According to CDC, African Americans are 14% of the US population and hold the record of having 44% of the new HIV infections in the nation. It is projected that 1 in 4 African Americans will contract HIV within their lifetime. Without the full support of congregations, the extraordinary scientific interventions that Secretary Clinton spoke about will not be utilized by members of our community and the AIDS epidemic will continue to explode out of control in our neighborhoods. For more information, contact: Mr. Cary Goodman 804-644-225 cgoodman@balmingilead.org www.BalmInGilead.org

Beat the Heat in New York City with Madame Tussauds - Madame Tussauds New York
Through June 30, 2012 - Times Square

$10 Off All Access passes at Madame Tussauds to New York City residents with a valid New York state ID through June 30. It pays to be a New Yorker this summer, as Madame Tussauds New York is offering $10 off the adult or child All Access pass for New York City residents. The offer will run throughout the month of June and can be used on any day of the week. Madame Tussauds New York features nine floors of interactive entertainment and more than 200 wax figures of famous celebrities, athletes and historic figures as well as the brand new Marvel Super Hero Experience, including figures of Thor and Captain America, The Hulk, Spider Man and Iron Man and an exclusive Marvel Super Heroes 4D film. The famed Times Square attraction also features The Spirit of New York exhibit, which invites visitors to experience several New York landmarks including a replication of the Statue of Liberty's crown and a real New York City taxi, as well as wax figures of quintessential New Yorkers including Woody Allen, Donald Trump and Frank Sinatra. Tickets must be purchased at admissions at Madame Tussauds New York. For every four tickets purchased, one must show a valid New York I.D. with an address in one of the five boroughs of NYC (Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Staten Island, and Queens).

Dan Flavin: Drawing - Morgan Library & Museum
Through July 01, 2012 -

Best known for his fluorescent light installations, Dan Flavin was also an avid draftsman. This first retrospective of his drawings will include over one hundred sheets representing every phase of his career: early abstract expressionist watercolors of the 1950s, studies for light installations, portraits and landscape sketches, and pastels of sailboats from the 1980s. In addition, the exhibition will feature nearly fifty works from Flavin's personal collection of drawings, including nineteenth-century American landscapes by Hudson River School artists, Japanese drawings, and twentieth-century works by artists such as Piet Mondrian, Donald Judd, and Sol LeWitt.

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

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

Vital Theatre Company Presents: 'Pinkalicious, The Musical' - Manhattan Movement and Arts Center
Through July 01, 2012 - Manhattan

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

SkyRoom Fridays - Grand Opening for 2012 - SkyRoom
Through July 01, 2012 - New York

Prive Event Planning Presents The Opening Skyroom Fridays for 2012 Featuring KTU's very own DJ Chris Bachman And South of France's DJ Jean Michel Skyroom Tallest Heated Indoor & Outdoor Rooftop Oasis A Prive Event Planning production - www.nycprive.com For guest list & table reservations rsvp@nycprive.com Located: 330 West 40th Street Between 8th & 9th ave

Katwalk Katerers 'Your Kraft In The Making' Model Training Program - Pearl Studios
Through July 01, 2012 - New York

Katwalk Katerers, A Fashion Events Coordinating and Talent Development Company is hosting our Model Training Program with Runway Coaches Royal and Harold. Model Training Program will be held on June 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and July 1st at Pearl Studios 500 8th Avenue 12th fl Penthouse 2. Open to All Ages, Sizes, Shapes, Heights, Genders and Nationalities!! An amazing opportunity to perfect your craft!!! Wonderful opportunity for students attending Junior High and High School that are looking to get into the Fashion Industry. Model Training will consist of: Runway/Posing Prep Casting Call/Audition Prep Hair, Make Up and Styling Prep Beverage & Snacks Model Gift Bag Katwalk Katerers T-Shirt Fashion Show and Party Industry Guest Speakers & Much More!! ***BONUS*** If you refer someone you will receive a $25.00 referral fee upon their completion of our training program. Come join the Katwalk Katerers family and be featured in our upcoming fashion shows as well as become a Katwalk Kitten! For more info how to register go to WWW.KATWALKKATERERS.COM PAYMENT PLAN AVAILABLE FOR OUR TRAINING PROGRAM! ***BE THE FIRST TO REGISTER AND RECEIVE A COMPLIMENTARY HAIR AND MAKE UP APPOINTMENT FROM EMPIRE BEAUTY SCHOOL.

Stanya Kahn - New Museum
Through July 01, 2012 - New York

Stanya Kahn's videos offer glimpses into alternate worlds populated by bizarre characters, mummified animals, natural forces, and primal impulses. Happy Song for You (2011), made with legendary artist Llyn Foulkes, demonstrates Kahn's unique approach to storytelling in which humor and absurdity function as central forces. Featuring an original song written and performed by Foulkes, the video is set to a carefully crafted soundtrack, a signature element of Kahn's work. Happy Song for You will be exhibited alongside a selection of ink-on-paper drawings that extend Kahn's comedic writing into the graphic practice of cartooning. Stanya Kahn (b. 1968) lives and works in Los Angeles. Her videos were recently featured in 'Two Schools of Cool' and the California Biennial, both presented at the Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA. Her video It's Cool, I'm Good (2010) won the jury prize for short fiction at the Migrating Forms Festival in New York City in 2010 and she recently received a 2012 Guggenheim Fellowship. She will have a solo show at Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK, in June 2012. This is Kahn's first New York solo museum presentation. This presentation is organized by Jenny Moore, Assistant Curator, and is part of the Museum's 'Stowaways' series -- a constellation of episodic projects and spontaneous interventions in spaces throughout the New Museum.

Tacita Dean: Five Americans - New Museum
Through July 01, 2012 - New York

This May, the New Museum will present an exhibition of works by British artist Tacita Dean -- the most substantial presentation of the artist's work in New York to date. The presentation focuses on a group of recent pieces that capture five important American artists and thinkers of the last fifty years and features Merce Cunningham, Leo Steinberg, Julie Mehretu, Claes Oldenburg, and Cy Twombly. These works are beautifully crafted portraits of each individual, opening a lens onto their artistic processes and personal memories. This installation, organized in close collaboration with Dean, provides insight into the way in which her filmmaking intersects with painting, sculpture, writing, and dance. This exhibition is part of a series of focus shows concentrating on a single project or body of work within an artist's larger practice which began last May with presentations by Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Gustav Metzger.

Klara Liden: Bodies of Society - New Museum
Through July 01, 2012 - New York

This May, the New Museum will present the first large-scale, American museum exhibition of the artist Klara Liden, featuring a selection of works in the Museum's second floor gallery. Liden's exhibition at the New Museum is part of a series of focus shows that began last May with presentations by Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Gustav Metzger.

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

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

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

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

Keith Haring: 1978-1982 - Brooklyn Museum
Through July 08, 2012 -

Keith Haring: 1978-1982 is the first large-scale exhibition to explore the early career of one of the best-known American artists of the twentieth century. Tracing the development of Haring's extraordinary visual vocabulary, the exhibition includes 155 works on paper, numerous experimental videos, and over 150 archival objects, including rarely seen sketchbooks, journals, exhibition flyers, posters, subway drawings, and documentary photographs. The exhibition chronicles the period in Haring's career from his arrival in New York City through the years when he started his studio practice and began making public and political art on the city streets. Immersing himself in New York's downtown culture, he quickly became a fixture on the artistic scene, befriending other artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat and Kenny Scharf, as well as many of the most innovative cultural figures of the period. The critical role that these relationships played in Haring's development as a public artist and facilitator of group exhibitions and performances will also be explored. Pieces on view will include a number of very early works never before seen in public; seven video pieces, including Haring Paints Himself into a Corner (his first video piece) and Tribute to Gloria Vanderbilt; and collages created from cut-up fragments of his own writing, history textbooks, and newspapers.

Exhibitions: Keith Haring: 1978-1982 - Brooklyn Museum
Through July 08, 2012 - Prospect Heights

Keith Haring: 1978–1982 is the first large-scale exhibition to explore the early career of one of the best-known American artists of the twentieth century. Haring's work was imbued with liveliness and frivolity, but also social commentary and thought-provoking ideas that parents and kids will enjoy viewing, and discussing.

Family Sundays at the Museum - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through July 08, 2012 - Roslyn Harbor

Now there's even more reason for families to plan the weekend around a visit to Nassau County Museum of Art. Each Sunday the museum offers a docent-led family walk-through of the exhibition and supervised art activities for the whole family. Special family guides of the main exhibition are available in the galleries. Family Sundays at the Museum are held in the museum’s main building, the Arnold & Joan Saltzman Fine Art Building. The program runs through July 8, 2012.

Exhibition — Sculpture/Jim Dine/Pinocchio - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through July 08, 2012 - Roslyn Harbor

Devoted to Jim Dine’s Pinocchio book, the museum's second floor has an impressive Pinocchio series, compiled as illustrations to a translation of Carlo Collodi’s original tale. Some 40 lithographs, each approximately 20 x 17 inches are included. Dine expresses his connection to Pinocchio, dedicating his works to the adventurous wooden boy, saying,"His poor burned feet, his misguided judgment, his vanity about his temporary donkey ears all add up to the real sum of his parts. In the end it is his great heart that holds me." The exhibit runs through July 8, 2012.

Steven Salzman: Facebook Formatted (and other works) - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through July 08, 2012 - Roslyn Harbor

Contemporary art meets social networking in the work of NY artist Steven Salzman. Encouraging dialogue, Salzman uploads his boldly-colored, geometric, digital images to Facebook in the triptych, horizontal rectangle format seen on Facebook pages. His playful, yet insightful paintings, prints, and collages draw inspiration from advanced physics and astronomy. The exhibit runs through July 8, 2012.

Women in Aviation: World War II - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through July 08, 2012 - New York

In 1910, Raymonde de Laroche of France became the first woman to earn a solo pilot's license. Just three decades after de Laroche earned her license, the world was engulfed in a terrible war. Aviation promised to play a critical role in the conflict. Seeing an opportunity to contribute their talents, female pilots lobbied their governments for a chance to serve. Women in Aviation: World War II examines the wartime contributions of these pioneering women. American women took to the skies under the auspices of the Women Airforce Service Pilots, the Civil Air Patrol and aircraft manufacturing companies such as Grumman. Female pilots ferried airplanes from base to base. They tested powerful warplanes fresh off the assembly line and flew patrol missions around the country. Behind the scenes, female engineers helped produce rugged warplanes. More than many women, female pilots challenged traditional ideas of what a woman could accomplish. At war's end, society expected women to return to their quiet lives as wives and homemakers, and most women who hoped to continue their flying careers found little opportunity. Decades passed before America's female aviators received formal recognition for their wartime service. Women in Aviation: World War II features original artifacts including flight suits and gear, uniforms, pilot log books, archival materials and photographs. Vintage film footage shows women breaking records, winning air races, and training to serve their country. The exhibition, opening on March 1st and running through July 8th, is free with general admission and will be located in the Hangar 2 Gallery.

Byzantium and Islam - Age of Transition - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through July 08, 2012 -

The Eastern Mediterranean, from Syria across North Africa, comprised the wealthy southern provinces of the Byzantine Empire at the start of the seventh century. By that century's end, the region was central to the emerging Islamic world. This exhibition will be the first to display the complex character of the region and its exceptional art and culture during the era of transition -- from its role as part of the Byzantine state to its evolving position in the developing Islamic world. The dialogue between established Byzantine and evolving Islamic styles and culture will be shown through images of authority, religion, and especially commerce. Iconoclasm as it emerged during that period among the Christian, Jewish, and Islamic communities of the region will be addressed.

Casting the Divine - The Rubin Museum
Through July 13, 2012 - New York

A group of 104 sculptures on long-term loan to the Rubin Museum of Art will be exhibited together for the first time in the United States. A selection of the works was previously exhibited at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, in the United Kingdom, in 1999. The collection is known as the Nyingjei Lam Collection, which means "path of compassion."

Projects 97: Mark Boulos - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through July 16, 2012 - Manhattan

Boulos's installation All that Is Solid Melts into Air (2008), comprised of two large-scale videos, presents two communities on opposite ends of the world, each locked in a struggle to control oil. Oil surrounds us on a daily basis, and yet we are scarcely aware of its source or presence; when refined into products, petroleum gives no clue as to its origin or its physical form. Boulos's installation, however, begins to make visible the mechanisms of this process of abstraction, and the political conditions that these objects conceal. In one video, Boulos shows traders in the Chicago Mercantile Exchange on the first day of the 2008 credit crisis. In the other video, Boulos presents footage of his experience living with Nigerian fishermen -- members of the militant group Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, which opposes through violent means the exploitation of people and devastation of the environment in one of the largest oil fields in the world. The individuals in these two landscapes are connected through a desire to control petroleum, which vanishes into thin air, in the first instance through financial speculation, and in the second through corporate regulation of Nigerian mines. All that Is Solid Melts into Air provokes timely questions about the ongoing fight over natural resources, and the power of social mechanisms, such as financial derivatives, to shape the lives of individuals and communities while obfuscating their very connection to those affected. Mark Boulos (American, b. 1975) is an artist and filmmaker who lives and works in Amsterdam and London. He studied visual art at the Rijksakademie in Holland as a Fulbright Scholar, documentary filmmaking at the National Film and Television School in England, and philosophy at Swarthmore College and Deep Springs College.

Kehinde Wiley / The World Stage: Israel - The Jewish Museum
Through July 29, 2012 -

One of the most significant young artists today, Kehinde Wiley is known for vibrant, large-scale paintings of young urban men, rendered in the self-confident, empowered poses typical of classical European portrait painting. Part of a new series exploring the global diaspora, the works in The World Stage: Israel are based on photographs the artist took of men of diverse religions and ethnicities living in Israel. The detailed decorative backgrounds are based on Jewish ceremonial art. The exhibition includes 14 paintings and a selection of textiles and papercuts chosen by the artist from The Jewish Museum's collection.

Antico: The Golden Age of Renaissance Bronzes - Frick Collection
Through July 29, 2012 - New York

Antico: The Golden Age of Renaissance Bronzes is the first monographic exhibition in the United States dedicated to Pier Jacopo Alari de Bonacolsi, known as Antico (c. 1455-1528). As sculptor to the Gonzaga courts at Mantua and in northern Italy, Antico earned his name, "the antique one," for his creation in the classical style of statuettes, reliefs, and busts that are distinguished by their opulence and beauty. Using inventive and highly refined techniques, Antico lavishly gilded, silvered, and patinated his works, elevating his bronze sculptures to the status of the ancient precious objects that were avidly collected by his Gonzaga patrons. Splendid and timeless, Antico's works represent a sophisticated court style and have always been exclusive and rare. Today fewer than fifty of his bronzes are known. Dispersed among museums in Europe and America, nearly forty of them will come together in this unprecedented presentation. 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.

The Printed Image in China, 8th-21st Century - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through July 29, 2012 -

China invented both paper and printing and this exhibition presents an outstanding survey of the art of Chinese printing from the time of its inception around the early eighth century through its burgeoning as an artistic medium during the seventeenth century and its continued vitality as a medium for both popular culture and political commentary during the twentieth century. The exhibition will consist of approximately 136 prints drawn from the encyclopedic holdings of the British Museum.

Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through July 30, 2012 - Manhattan

Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream is an exploration of new architectural possibilities for cities and suburbs in the aftermath of the recent foreclosure crisis. During summer 2011, five interdisciplinary teams of architects, urban planners, ecologists, engineers, and landscape designers worked in public workshops at MoMA PS1 to envision new housing and transportation infrastructures that could catalyze urban transformation, particularly in the country's suburbs. Responding to The Buell Hypothesis, a research report prepared by the Buell Center at Columbia University, teams -- lead by MOS, Visible Weather, Studio Gang, WORKac, and Zago Architecture -- focused on a specific location within one of five "megaregions" across the country to come up with inventive solutions for the future of American suburbs. This installation presents the proposals developed during the architects-in-residence program, including a wide array of models, renderings, animations, and analytical materials.

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

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

Storytime with Jordan - Powerhouse Arena
Through July 31, 2012 - DUMBO

Join Jordan Nielsen, Powerhouse Arena's resident children's book expert, as she reads from some of her favorite kid's books.

Story Time - Greenlight Booksstore
Through July 31, 2012 - Fort Greene

Authors and illustrators of picture books visit Greenlight to read from their new books, and neighborhood performers sometimes read as well. There are always great stories and sometimes activities and crafts too! Saturdays is for children aged 3-8 years; Sunday is for babies and toddlers, and features age-appropriate activities.

'House of Ghostly Haunts' - Canal Park Playhouse
Through July 31, 2012 - Lower Manhattan

Every Tuesday at 7pm, ghostly, ghastly fun is haunting Canal Park Playhouse as vaudeville magician Cardone takes the stage. Guillotines are dropped, razors are swallowed, and spirits are conjured in a spellbinding celebration of the strange, macabre and the fantastical. And then the ghosts come to life. While "House of Ghostly Haunts" is family friendly, no one under age 7 is permitted. The show ends in 10 minutes of complete darkness. A pre-or-post show dinner is available at Canal Park Playhouse's Waffle Iron Cafe. The dinner menu includes waffle iron-prepared gourmet sliders, entree salads as well as hot-off-the-waffle-iron omelets and waffles (including the house specialty waffles, the Playhouse Pink Waffle and Decadent Dark Chocolate Waffle). The diabolically delicious Zombie Waffle, the latest menu addition created specifically for the Spook Show, is topped with brains.

Baby Massage - Parents R Talking
Through August 01, 2012 - Mineola

Join these interactive workshops with a certified infant massage specialist. Infant massage is a great bonding tool. The massage helps little ones sleep better as well as relieve any colic symptoms they may be feeling. Please bring two baby blankets. Contact patti@wigglesandgigglesbabymassage.com or call 516-607-1153.

Puppet Workshops! - The Puppet Kitchen
Through August 04, 2012 - Lower East Side

Make new friends from scratch! Puppet Making Workshops aren't just for kids at the Puppet Kitchen. These classes are great for anyone; the Puppet Kitchen artists design, build, perform, and teach puppetry for children and adults. Serenade your date with a fluffy Pup-It, look stylish in the latest Puppet Hat fashions, or make Spoon Puppets from kitchen supplies with the whole family. Take a tour of the Lower East Side studio and dig into 1-2 hours of hands on instruction by the award-winning Puppet Kitchen Chefs. You'll take home a freshly made puppet; materials provided. Classes are 5-12 participants, and range from $25-$50/person. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

The Dawn of Egyptian Art - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through August 05, 2012 -

During the Predynastic and Early Dynastic Periods (ca. 4000-2650 B.C.), people living in the Nile Valley began recording their beliefs through paintings, sculptures, and reliefs made for their shrines and tombs. These works of art capture the evolving world view of these early Egyptians. Images of people, animals, and landscapes, some of which give rise to hieroglyphs, include forms and iconography that remained in use throughout the art of Pharaonic Egypt. This exhibition brings together some 175 objects gathered from the Metropolitan Museum's important collection of early art and from the collections of twelve other museums in the U.S. and Europe to illustrate the origins and early development of ancient Egyptian art.

Max Weber on Long Island - Heckscher Museum of Art
Through August 05, 2012 - Huntington

Max Weber, who lived on Long Island from 1920 until his death, was among the most influential American artists of the 20th century. Although celebrated today for introducing Cubism to America, he was better known during his lifetime (1881-1961) for his Cézanne-inspired works of the 1920s and 1930s and his later lyrical expressionism. This exhibition focuses on the land and its domestic and industrial structures at varying times of the year. April 28-August 5, 2012.

Revolutionary Ink: The Paintings of Wu Guanzhong - Asia Society and Museum
Through August 05, 2012 - New York

Wu Guanzhong (1919-2010) stands as one of the most important artists of 20th-century China. He was highly prolific both in oil and ink painting and is well known for his eloquent writings on art and creativity. For this exhibition, over 50 paintings spanning the mid-1970s to 2004 have been selected that focus on his best works in the medium of ink. Revolutionary Ink: The Paintings of Wu Guanzhong is organized by Asia Society in collaboration with the Shanghai Art Museum, to which the artist gave many of his works. The exhibition traces the development of Wu's work, and emphasizes his radical individual approach to the medium of ink painting and how it went against the trend at a time when most artists were looking to Western art as a model. The inclusion of a Chinese hanging scroll painting from the 15th century illustrates the long tradition of ink painting in China. The exhibition shows Wu's legacy as a modern master who pushes the boundaries of our understanding of how a traditional medium of ink can be made new for a new century. The exhibition is curated by Melissa Chiu of Asia Society and Lu Huan of Shanghai Art Museum. It is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue, with an essay by leading Chinese and American scholars as well as essays by the artist translated for the first time into English. Revolutionary Ink: The Paintings of Wu Guanzhong is organized by Asia Society Museum and the Shanghai Art Museum, one of China's leading cultural institutions. The museum has been the main venue of the international Shanghai Biennale exhibition since 1996 and draws global attention to a city that has become one of the country's most important art centers.

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Games: The Science of Sport - The Bruce Museum
Through August 12, 2012 - Greenwich

This interactive exhibition about the Olympics features SuperBodies, a cutting-edge 3D animation and original video production presented in both a big screen video and mobile app game formats. Also featured is hands-on exploratory stations and athletic gear including boxing gloves, javelins, and timing and other devices that record participants' strength and reaction times. Also on view will be pins and collector memorabilia from past Olympic Games.

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

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

Disney Theatrical Productions Presents 'Newsies The Musical' on Broadway - Nederlander Theatre
Through August 19, 2012 - Manhattan

Set in New York City at the turn of the century, this movie-turned-musical is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged 'newsies,' who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys' expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike for what's right. "Newsies" is inspired by the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899, when newsboy Kid Blink led a band of orphan and runaway newsies on a two-week-long action against Pulitzer, Hearst, and other powerful newspaper publishers. The stage version introduces several brand-new songs by the original team while keeping many of the beloved songs from the film, including "Carrying the Banner," "Seize the Day," "King of New York," and "Santa Fe."

The Jungle Book - Puppetworks
Through August 19, 2012 - Park Slope

Rudyard Kipling's 1894 fables of India, with an original song score.

Swimming at Croton Point Park - Croton Point Park
Through August 19, 2012 - Croton-on-Hudson

May 26-June 21: open Saturdays, Sundays, and Memorial Day. June 22-Aug. 19: open Wednesdays through Sundays (closed Mondays and Tuesdays). Swimming is free. Parking $10; $5 with a County Park Pass.

Gold, Jasper, and Carnelian: Johann Christian Neuber at the Saxon Court - Frick Collection
Through August 19, 2012 - New York

Johann Christian Neuber was one of Dresden's most famous goldsmiths. Sometime before 1775 he was named court jeweler to Friedrich Augustus III, elector of Saxony, and in 1785 he was appointed Curator of the Grunes Gewolbe (Green Vault), the magnificent royal collection of Augustus the Strong, the founder of the Meissen Porcelain Manufactory. For more than thirty years, Neuber created small gold boxes, chatelaines, and watchcases decorated with local semiprecious stones such as agate, jasper, and carnelian. He fashioned enchanting landscapes, complex floral designs, and geometric patterns with tiny cut stones, often incorporating Meissen porcelain plaques, cameos, and miniatures. These one-of-a-kind objects, which reflect the Saxon court's interest in both luxury items and the natural sciences, remain prized treasures today, but have never before been shown together in a monographic exhibition. 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.

Free Kid's Concert Series in Downtown Brooklyn - Albee Square
Through August 23, 2012 - Brooklyn

Free summer concert series for kids presented by the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership and the Fulton Mall Improvement Association. This Downtown Brooklyn family fun runs Thursday mornings, bi-weekly from May through August. The schedule of performers can also be found at: http://www.dbpartnership.org/dobusiness/improvement/fultonmall/AlbeeSquare Bi-weekly, May 31 – August 23 10:00 - 11:00 AM - May 31: Astrograss - June 14: Jah Pan - June 28: Dog on Fleas - July 12: Jazz-A-Ma-Tazz with Hayes Greenfield - July 26: Ernie & Neal - August 9: Fuzzy Lemons - August 23: Aly Sunshine - Funkytown Playground Albee Square on Fulton Mall Fulton St. & Bond Street Downtown Brooklyn (Across from Cookies department store)

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

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

Introduction to Birdwatching - Prospect Park Audubon Center
Through August 25, 2012 - Flatbush

Explore the Park's natural areas and learn how to look for amazing birds. Take a tour and learn about the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Mama and Me Fitness Series - Parents R Talking
Through August 25, 2012 - Mineola

This class is a mix of aerobics, balance, strength and stretching. Learn simple, safe, and calming exercises for you and your baby. Moms of little ones are encouraged to wear your baby (in your front carrier) for added resistance. Classes are Saturdays through August 25, 2012. Contact Melissa@fitandhealthyny.com

Baby Talk Music Program - Parents R Talking
Through August 25, 2012 - Mineola

Designed for 3-month to 9-month-olds, with parent or caregiver, the class focuses on verbal and non-verbal forms of communicating and bringing music into play with your baby. This type of play is helpful in the bonding process and stimulates all of the baby's senses. Please indicate if you wish to bring an older sibling.

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

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

The Berenstain Bears LIVE! in 'Family Matters, the Musical' - Marjorie S. Dean Little Theatre
Through August 26, 2012 - Upper West Side

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

'Little Miss Muffet's Monster-Sitting Service' - Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre
Through August 26, 2012 - Manhattan

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

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

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

Playing House - Brooklyn Museum
Through August 26, 2012 -

Playing House is the first in a series of installations that aim to engage visitors with the Brooklyn Museum's period rooms. Artists Betty Woodman, Anne Chu, Ann Agee, and Mary Lucier have been invited to place site-specific artwork in eight of the Museum's historic rooms, which have been interpreted by curators over the years to illustrate how Americans of various times, economic levels, and locations lived. The artists were asked to consider these factors when developing their ideas. The project originated with Woodman's observation that although being an artist means confronting the art of the past, no one can enter the past -- except through "make believe," or "playing house," by which the past can be appropriated. Chu created magical birds and flowers out of textiles, feathers, paper, and metal, unexpectedly bringing nature and the outside world into the rooms. Lucier, who is descended from Dutch and Huguenot settlers, created videos that evoke memories of place and where we come from. Agee transformed the strict social order and luxury of the Milligan rooms into an artisan's workshop, and Woodman created table settings and "carpets" incorporating painting and ceramics. Playing House occupies the Cupola House Dining Room, the Russell Parlor, the Cane Acres Plantation Dining Room, the Worsham-Rockefeller Moorish Smoking Room, the Schenck Houses, the Weil-Worgelt Study, and the Milligan Parlor and Library. The installation is organized by Barry R. Harwood, Curator of Decorative Arts, and Eugenie Tsai, John and Barbara Vogelstein Curator of Contemporary Art, Brooklyn Museum.

Sanford Biggers and Jennifer Zackin: a small world... - The Jewish Museum
Through August 26, 2012 -

In the collaborative video a small world..., artists Sanford Biggers and Jennifer Zackin juxtapose home movies of their families -- one African American and one Jewish American --- to explore the intersections of middle-class life across racial lines. Originally recorded in silent super-8 film, the video shows the artists as children growing up in New York and Los Angeles in the 1970s. Typical family events and holidays -- birthdays, Hanukkah, Christmas, barbecues, family trips to Disneyland, playtime in the backyard -- are shown simultaneously, drawing attention to similarities of class while recognizing differences of ethnicity.

The Parade: Nathalie Djurberg with Music by Hans Berg - New Museum
Through August 26, 2012 - New York

"The Parade: Nathalie Djurberg with Music by Hans Berg" is Djurberg's most ambitious multimedia installation to date. Originally organized by the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Djurberg will adapt this spectacular installation for the New Museum's 'Studio 231' space. In the hands of Swedish artist Nathalie Djurberg, animation becomes a medium for transgressive and nightmarish allegories of desire and malcontent. Since 2001, she has honed a distinctive style of filmmaking, using the pliability of clay to dramatize our most primal urges -- jealousy, revenge, greed, submission, and gluttony. Set to music and sound effects by her collaborator, Hans Berg, Djurberg's videos plumb the dark recesses of the mind, drawing sometimes disturbing connections between human psychology and animal behavior. Increasingly, the artists' interdisciplinary collaborations have blurred the cinematic, the sculptural, and the performative in immersive environments that pair moving images and musical compositions with related set pieces. For her new work, The Parade (2011), Djurberg has created five captivating animations and an unnerving menagerie of more than eighty freestanding bird sculptures. Drawing on avian physiology, rituals of mating and territorial display, and the social phenomenon of flocking, she has assembled a fantastical procession of species all fashioned from modest materials such as clay, wire, and painted canvas. These hybrid, sometimes monstrous forms speak to the artist's recurring interest in physical and psychological transformation, as well as pageantry, perversion, and abjection. In the accompanying claymation videos, humans and animals alike act out upsetting scenarios of torture, humiliation, and masquerade, further mining the interplay of brutality and guilt at the heart of Djurberg's work. Berg's eerie film scores -- composed of elements both found and invented -- suffuse the entire installation, merging to form a unified soundscape. With these films, both artists have begun to conceive narrative in spatial terms as aspects of character, setting, sound, and action migrate from one story to the next across the exhibition space. Born in Lysekil, Sweden, in 1978, Nathalie Djurberg received her MFA from Malm� Art Academy in 2002, and since that time she has exhibited widely in solo and group exhibitions around the world. Most notably, in 2009 she presented her installation The Experiment in the exhibition "Making Worlds" at the 53rd Venice Biennale, for which she was awarded the prestigious Silver Lion for Promising Young Artist. In 2008, Djurberg participated in the New Museum's "After Nature" exhibition curated by Massimiliano Gioni. She currently lives and works in Berlin with Hans Berg. Hans Berg was born in Rattvik, Sweden, in 1978. He is a Berlin-based electronic music producer and self-taught musician. He began playing the drums in punk and rock bands at the age of fourteen. By fifteen, Berg started creating electronic music -- which he has made ever since -- when he purchased his first synthesizer and sampler. Berg and Djurberg met in Berlin in 2004. Since then, he has composed the music for all of her films and installations. The exhibition is curated by Eric Crosby and Dean Otto for the Walker Art Center and organized at the New Museum by Gary Carrion-Murayari, Curator.

Heinrich Kuehn and His American Circle: Alfred Stieglitz and Edward Steichen - Neue Galerie
Through August 27, 2012 - New York

The Neue Galerie New York will present "Heinrich Kuehn and His American Circle: Alfred Stieglitz and Edward Steichen," an exhibition focusing on the luminous work of this important Austrian photographer. The organizing curator for the project is Dr. Monika Faber, a distinguished scholar of photography. "Heinrich Kuehn and His American Circle" aims to situate Kuehn with regard to both the Viennese avant-garde and the international development of photography as an art form. It explores the close friendship among Kuehn and major American photographers Alfred Stieglitz and Edward Steichen. The early pictorial work of photographer Heinrich Kuehn (1866-1944) was highly influential in turn-of-the-century circles; his work was exhibited at the Vienna Secession. Gradually, Kuehn incorporated the influence of his peers, and moved in the direction of Modernist photography. He was also among the first important photographers to create color images. Photographic prints and autochromes by Kuehn will be included in the exhibition.

Ecstatic Alphabets/Heaps of Language - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through August 27, 2012 - Manhattan

Ecstatic Alphabets/Heaps of Language is a group exhibition that brings together 12 contemporary artists and artists' groups working in all mediums including painting, sculpture, film, video, audio, and design, all of whom concentrate on the material qualities of language -- visual, aural, and beyond. The work that these artists create belongs to a distinguished history of poem/objects, and concrete language experiments that dates to the beginnings of modernism, and includes both the Dada and Futurist moments as well as the recrudescence of Neo-Dada in the late 1950s, and international literary movements like concrete and sound poetry in Europe, Latin America, and the United States. Like visual artists who experimented with abstract forms with the goal of arriving at a non-metaphoric artwork that was itself and nothing else, artists working with words in the late 1950s and 1960s used language as a medium; letters, words, and texts were dissected, displayed as objects, or arranged so that form and content were combined. The works in Ecstatic Alphabets represent a radical updating of the possibilities inherent in the relationship between art and language. In this exhibition, the letter, the word and the phrase are seen and experienced, and not necessarily read. Physicalized, transcribed into sounds, symbols, pictures or patterns, scrambled, or negated, language is freed from the page as well as from its received meanings, received forms, and, in some cases, the duties of communication altogether. Working with language has also created an opportunity for artists to move more freely among disciplines, and this exhibition includes work in a range of mediums by artists who are also poets, writers, performers, and graphic designers. Like earlier experiments in this vein, many of these recent works have an abiding connection to poetry, which runs like a subtheme through the exhibition, adding the ecstatic element to each works' alphabetic plainness. The exhibition is divided into two sections, with the first featuring an abbreviated timeline of language in modern art culled primarily from drawings, sculptures, prints, books, and sound works from MoMA's collection. Artists in this historical section of the exhibition include: Carl Andre, Marcel Broodthaers, Henri Chopin, Marcel Duchamp, Ian Hamilton Finlay, John Giorno, Kitasono Katue, Ferdinand Kriwet, Liliane Lijn, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Bruce Nauman, Lawrence Weiner, and others. Artists in the contemporary section of the exhibition include: Ei Arakawa/Nikolas Gambaroff, Tauba Auerbach, Dexter Sinister (David Reinfurt and Stuart Bailey), Trisha Donnelly, Shannon Ebner, Paul Elliman, Experimental Jetset, Sharon Hayes, Karl Holmqvist, Paulina Olowska, Adam Pendleton, and Nora Schultz. The exhibition is accompanied by a publication designed and produced by Dexter Sinister.

Gustav Klimt: 150th Anniversary Celebration - Neue Galerie
Through August 27, 2012 - New York

Throughout 2012, Austria is celebrating the 150th birthday of Gustav Klimt with exhibitions devoted to his work. Several Viennese museums, including the Albertina, the Belvedere, the Kunsthistorisches, the Leopold, and the Wien Museum, are honoring different aspects of Klimt�s extraordinary legacy. The Neue Galerie is joining in these celebrations with a special summer 2012 installation of his work.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Indoor Play - Powerplay
Through August 31, 2012 - Gowanus

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bereavement Support Groups for Children and Teens - St. Joseph's High School for Girls
Through August 31, 2012 - Downtown Brooklyn

Children and teens who may feel isolated in grieving the death of a loved one will be given the opportunity to meet and be with others struggling with similar losses. Groups will meet for eight consecutive weeks. Presented by Calvary Hospital. Contact Kristen Finneran, MS at 646-739-1005 to register and for further information.

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival presents "Love's Labour's Lost" - Boscobel
Through August 31, 2012 - Garrison

King Ferdinand and his three friends devote themselves to three years of study. No women will be allowed within a mile of court - that is until the Princess of France arrives with her entourage. Disguise, deception, and mischief abound as the heart proves stronger than the mind. A romantic comedy with a most surprising ending. 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.

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival presents 'Romeo & Juliet' - Boscobel
Through August 31, 2012 - Garrison

Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers ignite the stage in this romantic tragedy. Love, lust, and revenge fuel the plot of this classic play as a family feud seals the young couple's fate. 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.

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival presents 'The 39 Steps' - Boscobel
Through August 31, 2012 - Garrison

A fast-paced whodunit, packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a wildly talented cast of four), an onstage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers, and some good old-fashioned romance! Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python, and you have an evening of fun for the whole family. 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.

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

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

Blue Star Museum - Mashantucket Pequot Museum
Through September 01, 2012 - Mashantucket

The museum is a proud participant of the Blue Star Museums program. Blue Star Museums offer free admission to active duty military personnel and their immediate families. The Museum is open Wednesdays through Saturdays only.

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

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

EXHIBIT: RISING DRAGON: CONTEMPORARY CHINESE PHOTOGRAPHY - Katonah Museum of Art
Through September 02, 2012 - Katonah

In celebration of the Chinese Year of the Dragon, the Katonah Museum of Art presents "Rising Dragon: Contemporary Chinese Photography," an exhibition of work created by Chinese artists in China since 2000, the last Year of the Dragon. Curated by Miles Barth, many of the 80 works in Rising Dragon have never been seen in the United States. "Rising Dragon" offers an overview of the photographic work that is being done in China today. The exhibition will be on view from Sunday, March 25 through September 2, 2012.

The Olympic Games: Art, Culture and Sport - Bruce Museum
Through September 02, 2012 - Greenwich

This exhibition compares the ancient and modern Olympiads through objects, art, science and technology and follows the sports that have endured since antiquity ? footraces, wrestling, boxing, and the ancient pentathlon events of long jump, javelin, discus, sprints, and wrestling. A custom-built six-foot mini-diorama recreates one of the earliest Greek stadiums with 1,200 miniature participants. The exhibit is complemented by the interactive exhibition "The Games: The Science of Sport." On view May 12 through September 2.

Dinosaurs Unearthed Exhibit - Connecticut Science Center
Through September 02, 2012 - Hartford

Experience what it was like to stomp and roar with the largest reptiles the world has ever seen. Learn how these massive creatures were unearthed after millions of years and what scientists are doing to further their research on the fossils they find. May 3-Sep 2, 2012

BE SURE! BE SAFE! GET VACCINATED! Smallpox, Vaccination and Civil Liberties in New York - New-York Historical Society
Through September 02, 2012 - Upper West Side

The eradication of smallpox, variola major, from the world is one of the great triumphs of modern medicine. For centuries, this highly contagious, disfiguring lethal disease swept through communities, often killing nearly a quarter of its victims and leaving many of the rest blind and deeply scarred. There is still not any known cure for the disease, but the last naturally occurring case of smallpox in the world appeared in 1977. "Get Vaccinated!" -- part of a slogan from an incredibly successful 1947 campaign requesting voluntary vaccination (when five million New Yorkers were vaccinated in two weeks) -- traces the history of smallpox and efforts to manage it in the crowded environs of the nation's largest city. The exhibition begins with the use of inoculation (the introduction of matter from a pustule on the body of smallpox sufferer), in the eighteenth century, and George Washington's dramatic decision to inoculate his troops during the Revolutionary War, amid rumors that the British were intentionally infecting rebel populations. Themes emphasized in Get Vaccinated! include the history of vaccination itself, the painful conflict between the need to manage disease in an urban environment and the rights of individuals to resist government interference in their private lives, the growing effectiveness of public relations campaigns in promoting public health initiatives, bioterrorism and the political and economic impact of all epidemics in the city, including cholera, typhus, yellow fever, and AIDS.

Beer Here: Brewing New York's History - New-York Historical Society
Through September 02, 2012 - Upper West Side

To consider the fascinating yet largely anonymous legacy of beer brewing in New York City, the New-York Historical Society presents Beer Here: Brewing New York's History, on display from May 25, 2012 to September 2, 2012. This exhibit will survey the social, economic, political, and technological history of the production and consumption of beer, ale, and porter in the city from the seventeenth century to the present. In the past three decades, New York City has become an important center of craft and home beer brewing. While this phenomenon began only after President Jimmy Carter signed into law an act that legalized home-brewing, the growth of New York's present beer industry also marks the resurgence of a long-standing tradition known to few outside the world of beer aficionados. Beer has been brewed in New York City and State since the days of its earliest European settlement, when it was a vital source of nourishment and tax revenues. Brewing continued locally and statewide throughout the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, and for much of the nineteenth century New York State was home to one of the country's largest brewing industries. Early nineteenth-century development of New York State's hop farming industry was vital to this growth, and from the 1840s through the 1880s the state was the largest producer of hops in the United States. Exhibit sections will explore such topics as: the nutritional properties of colonial beer and early New York brewers in the age of revolution; infrastructure innovations and the importance of access to clean water; large-scale brewing in nineteenth-century New York and the influence of immigration; the influence of temperance and impact of prohibition; bottling, canning, refrigeration and other technological advances; and the state of the city's breweries in the age of mass production. Featured artifacts and documents will include: a 1779 account book from a New York City brewer who sold beer and ale to both the British and patriot sides; sections of early nineteenth-century wooden pipes from one of the city's first water systems; a bronze medal that commemorates an 1855 New York State temperance law; beer trays from a variety of late nineteenth-century brewers; sign from the campaign to repeal prohibition; and a selection of advertisements from Piels, Rheingold and Schaefer, beloved hometown brewers. The exhibit concludes with a small beer hall that will feature a selection of favorite New York City and State artisanal beers. The beer hall hours are: Tuesday-Thursday and Saturdays: 2pm-6pm; Fridays: 2pm-8pm; Sundays: 2pm-5pm.

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

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

Meerkats - Maritime Aquarium
Through September 03, 2012 - Norwalk

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

Sea Rex: Journey to a Prehistoric World - IMAX Theater, Maritime Aquarium
Through September 03, 2012 - 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. Jan 12-Sep 3, 2012.

Search for the Great Sharks - IMAX Theater, Maritime Aquarium
Through September 03, 2012 - Norwalk

Join shark experts Dr. Eugenie Clark and Rodney Fox on a round-the-globe expedition for close encounters with some of the world's largest sharks, including whale sharks and great whites. Jan 3-Sep 3, 2012.

To the Arctic - IMAX Theater, Maritime Aquarium
Through September 03, 2012 - 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.

White Alligator - Maritime Aquarium
Through September 03, 2012 - Norwalk

See a very rare 8-foot-long white alligator. Of some 5 million or so American alligators thought to be alive, fewer than 100 are albino. The alligator will be visiting the aquarium through Sept. 3.

Taryn Simon: A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters I-XVIII - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through September 03, 2012 - Manhattan

This exhibition is the U.S. premiere of Taryn Simon's (b. 1975, New York) photographic project A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters I-XVIII. The work was produced over a four-year period (2008-11), during which the artist travelled around the world researching and documenting bloodlines and their related stories. In each of the 18 "chapters" that make up the work, external forces of territory, power, circumstance, or religion collide with the internal forces of psychological and physical inheritance. The subjects Simon documents include victims of genocide in Bosnia, test rabbits infected with a lethal disease in Australia, the first woman to hijack an aircraft, and the living dead in India. Her collection is at once cohesive and arbitrary, mapping the relationships among chance, blood, and other components of fate. Simon's project is divided into 18 chapters, nine of which will be presented at MoMA. Each chapter is comprised of three segments: one of a large portrait series depicting bloodline members (portrait panel); a second featuring text (annotation panel); and a third containing photographic evidence (footnote panel). A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters I-XVIII exploits photography's capacity to at once probe complex narratives in contemporary politics and organize this material according to classification processes characteristic of the archive, a system that connects identity, lineage, history, and memory.

Born to Be Wild - Maritime Aquarium
Through September 03, 2012 - 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. April 25-Sep 3, 2012.

Bellini, Titian, and Lotto North Italian Paintings from the Accademia Carrara, Bergamo - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through September 03, 2012 -

The Accademia Carrara, Bergamo, is a jewel among Italian museums and a haven for art lovers. Founded at the end of the eighteenth century by Count Giacomo Carrara and housed in a beautiful Neoclassical building, it contains a range of masterpieces dating from the fourteenth to the nineteenth century. At its core is a group of outstanding pictures from the Renaissance. Because of closure for restoration, it has been possible for the museum to lend to The Metropolitan Museum of Art fifteen masterpieces by Venetian and north Italian painters of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, including works by Bellini, Titian, and Lorenzo Lotto.

Johnny Peers Muttville Comix - Long Island Game Farm
Through September 03, 2012 - Manorville

Johnny Peers is a former professional clown with Ringling Bros. and the Barnum & Bailey Circus. His 15 dogs, most of which have been rescued from shelters, perform a variety of tricks, such as jumping rope, ladder climbing, tightrope walking and skateboarding.

NY Waterway One-Hour Ferry Ride to Sandy Hook - Midtown West Ferry Terminal and Downtown World Financial Center
Through September 03, 2012 - New York

NY Waterway takes beach-goers on a relaxing, traffic-free one-hour boat ride from Manhattan to the beaches at Sandy Hook, NJ, every Saturday, Sunday, and holiday from May 26 through Labor Day. This restores popular service which was discontinued after 9/11. The one-day vacation, by-passing traffic jams on the Garden State Parkway and the threat of closed parking lots, begins when ferries depart from the Midtown West Ferry Terminal at 39th Street in the Hudson River Park and from the Downtown World Financial Center terminal at the foot of Vesey Street. There are five departures from 9am-1pm. Return trips start at 3 PM and leave on the hour till 7PM. Schedules and fares are available at nywaterway.com or 1-800-53-FERRY (33779).

Swimming at Playland Beach - Rye Playland Park
Through September 03, 2012 - Rye

May 26-June 21: open Saturdays and Sundays only. June 22-Sept. 3: open Wednesdays through Sundays (closed Mondays and Tuesdays). Parking fees are $5 weekdays, $7 weekends, and $10 holidays.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Voca People - New World Stages
Through September 08, 2012 - Midtown West

Performed by eight snow-white, ruby-lipped aliens with perfect harmony, there are no musical instruments, only vocals in this show. Featuring over 70 well known songs that create vocal "fireworks" and will encourage audiences to clap, participate, and sing along.

Gilded Age Magic - Hudson River Museum
Through September 09, 2012 - Yonkers

Modern stage magic has its roots in the Gilded Age showmanship of Harry Keller (1849-1922), who performed around the world but made Yonkers his home between tours. With his theatrical spectacles, Keller founded a "Royal Dynasty" of American magicians including Harry Houdini (1874-1926), a friend and colleague of Keller's later years, and Howard Thurston (1869-1936), with whom Keller toured at the end of his career. These modern magicians cultivated a debonair stage persona that set them apart from earlier traveling sideshow artists, who dressed and posed as traditional Chinese conjurers. Despite the supernatural imagery on their posters, these magicians were not occultists but entertainers. Part of their audience appeal was the mystery of how their illusions were accomplished, not any claims to supernatural powers. The exhibition will feature vintage theatrical posters, costumes, and magic ephemera from little-seen private collections, as well as planned performances in the galleries by local magician Benjamin Levy and others. Through September 9.

Naked before the Camera - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through September 09, 2012 -

Since the beginning of art and in every medium, depicting the human body has been among the artist's greatest challenges and supreme achievements, as can so easily be seen by Museum visitors walking through the galleries of Greek and Roman statuary, African and Oceanic art, Old Master paintings, or Indian sculpture. Tapping veins of mythology, carnal desire, hero worship, and aesthetic pleasure, depictions of the nude have also triggered impassioned discussions of sin and sexuality, cultural identity, and canons of beauty. Controversies are often aroused even more intensely when the artist's chosen medium is photography, with its accuracy and specificity -- when a real person stood naked before the camera -- rather than traditional media where more generalized and idealized forms prevail. In the medium's early days -- particularly in France, where Victorian notions of propriety held less sway than in England and America, and where life drawing was a central part of artistic training -- photographs proved to be a cheap and easy substitute for the live model. While serving painters and sculptors, many nineteenth-century photographic nudes were also intended as works of art in their own right. Still others bore the title "artist's study" merely to evade government censors and legitimize images that were, in fact, more likely intended to stir a gentleman's loins than to enhance his aesthetic endeavors. Outside the realms of art and erotica, photographic nudes were made to aid the study of anatomy, movement, forensics, and ethnography. In twentieth-century art, the body became a vehicle for surreal and modernist manipulation and for intimate odes to beauty or poems to a muse. Beginning with the sexual revolution of the 1960s, nudity and its representation took on new meanings -- as declarations of freedom from societal strictures, as assertions of individual identity, as explorations of sexuality and gender roles, and as responses to AIDS. Naked before the Camera surveys the history of this subject and examines some of the motivations and meanings that underlie its expression.

Blue Man Group – Making Waves - Stepping Stones Museum
Through September 09, 2012 - Norwalk

This exhibit is a playful, multisensory exploration of sound and interactive entertainment for the whole family. Utilizing extraordinary speaker technology, the exhibit features the dynamic Blue Man Group as a guide to the science of sound. On view May 19-September 9, 2012.

Avenue ZOO - Bronx Zoo
Through September 09, 2012 - Bronx

Running each weekend during Animal Tales Extravaganza and beyond, Avenue ZOO - featuring a guest appearance by Kate Monster, the beloved puppet star of the Tony Award-winning musical "AVENUE Q" - will take place on the zoo's Asia Plaza Stage. Avenue ZOO highlights the importance of wildlife conservation in a fun, entertaining way. It is a musical tale in which Kate Monster meets exotic animals and discovers that though they may seem strange and different, they are not so scary after all. Avenue ZOO performances will be at 12:30pm and 2:30pm each weekend day through Sunday, Sept. 9. Highlights of this season's main stage entertainment include: Marvel's Avengers: Heroes Saving the Earth featuring Captain America, Iron Man, Thor and HULK; Nickelodeon's Dora and Diego: We Did It!; Sportacus from Sprout's Lazytown; Disney's Choo-Choo Soul with Genevieve; Ferdinand the Bull; Barney Sing-Along; Super Sprowtz; and Spider-Man.

Charles Long: Pet Sounds - Madison Square Park
Through September 09, 2012 - Flatiron District

Come play outdoors in Madison Square Park and experience contemporary art all at the same time. Charles Long's "Pet Sounds" (2012) invites kids and visitors of all ages to explore its maze-like structure of vibrantly colored pipe rails and enjoy huge amorphous blobs that become interactive when touched. Come see, touch, play, and find out what exciting sounds this creature of a sculpture has to offer.

Museum as Hub: Carlos Motta: We Who Feel Differently - New Museum
Through September 09, 2012 - New York

"Museum as Hub: Carlos Motta: We Who Feel Differently" is a multipart project that explores the idea of sexual and gender "difference" after four decades of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex, Queer, and Questioning politics. Through an exhibition, series of events, and an opening symposium, the project seeks to invigorate discussion around a queer "We" that looks beyond tolerance or assimilation toward a concept of equality that provides for greater personal freedom. The project draws from Motta's evolving database documentary wewhofeeldifferently.info, which proposes "difference" as a profound mode of possibility for both solidarity and self-determination.

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

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

Cruise Nights - Bear Mountain State Park
Through September 12, 2012 - Bear Mountain

The Rod Benders Car Club of New York returns to Bear Mountain this summer for Cruise Nights, featuring some truly cool cars. Other activities include raffles, prizes, giveaways, food, vendors, and music. This family-friendly event takes place each Wednesday night through September 12 weather-permitting. $10 per car will be charged on September 12, a fundraising evening for local charities.

100 Years of Girl Scouts - Yorktown Museum
Through September 15, 2012 - Yorktown Heights

Molly Keane and Lara Mullen of GS Troop 1476 have assembled a nostalgic exhibit to celebrate this milestone Girl Scout birthday. Among uniforms, sashes, and badges, are photographs and memorabilia plus an interactive board with answers to trivia questions about Girl Scouts. Keane and Mullen have assembled a display for girls to test their knowledge, and moms and grandmas will enjoy for the memories. Through September 15.

Edouard Vuillard: A Painter and His Muses, 1890-1940 - The Jewish Museum
Through September 23, 2012 -

This exhibition features key works in various media by Edouard Vuillard, the twentieth-century master whose unique blend of tradition and modernity evokes the refined and sophisticated society of his patrons, many of whom were Jewish.

Stories in Sterling: Four Centuries of Silver in New York - New-York Historical Society
Through September 23, 2012 - Upper West Side

The New-York Historical Society will present Stories in Sterling: Four Centuries of Silver in New York, an exhibition highlighting the histories of 150 notable examples of silver from its collection. Made across the span of four centuries, the objects in the exhibition tell a diversity of stories: many speak to individual accomplishment and family pride, while a few have unsettling ties or backgrounds. The silver, ranging from simple spoons to extravagant trophies, culled from a trove of over 3,000 objects, includes powerful eyewitness artifacts linked to significant moments in the history of New York and the United States.

Aliens, Gadgets and Guns: Designing The World of 'Men In Black 3' - Museum of the Moving Image
Through September 23, 2012 - Astoria

The extraterrestrials, created by Rick Barker in the "Men In Black" series, are among the most memorable visual elements in this comical action adventure. This exhibit features more than 25 objects from the forthcoming third installment of the film series and includes Baker's alien creatures, memory-erasing neuralyzers, and the iconic black shades worn by Agents J and K. Exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of Baker creating alien creature makeup is also featured in this exhibit, which runs through Sept. 23.

CMA's Free Art Island Outpost - Governors Island
Through September 23, 2012 -

With a programming emphasis for children ages 1-12 years, participants can choose from a variety of hands on art projects and art-viewing experiences, including artist-led workshops, self-guided art stations, large collaborative projects, sound design, animation, podcasting, and more. Additionally, select artwork from CMA's permanent collection of over 2,000 pieces of children's artwork will be on display in building 14 and select children's made films from the unique Media Lab collection will be screened in building 11. Each day a guided workshop will accompany the collection exhibit and film screening to further enrich the art and film viewing.

Cruise Nights - Bear Mountain State Park
Through September 26, 2012 - Bear Mountain

Rod Benders Car Club of New York hosts this popular, summertime, event each Wednesday evening through September. Check out cool cars with your kids, maybe even show them your first set of wheels. Cruise nights also feature vendors and entertainment.

Sensory Bounce - BounceU
Through September 28, 2012 - Stratford

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nature's Helpers - Prospect Park Audubon Center
Through September 30, 2012 - Flatbush

Spend some time outside enjoying nature while helping to keep the Park clean. Families are encouraged to come and take a tour of the Park and its waterways and help keep it tidy along the way. Gloves, garbage bags, and trash grabbers will be provided.

Race Around the Farmyard - Lefferts Historic House
Through September 30, 2012 - Flatbush

Get out and get moving in the yard at Lefferts Historic House! The whole family can participate in potato sack races, spoon races, stilts, and other old fashioned games.

The Beast - Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises
Through September 30, 2012 - Midtown West

Don't miss The Beast, New York's very own thrill ride. Your captain will take you for a wet n' wild ride through the New York harbor. Hold onto your hats because for 30 fun-filled minutes, you'll be soaring past the skyscrapers at a heart-pounding 45mph. We'll stop for a close-up of the Statue of Liberty where you'll have a quick photo-op. You must be at least 40"/100cm tall to ride The Beast.

Electric Currents, 1900-1940 - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through September 30, 2012 - Manhattan

Electricity -- a source of clean, efficient power and brilliant, reliable light -- epitomized the very spirit of modernism in the early 20th century. After decades of research and competitive experimentation following the development of the first arc lamps and incandescent filament bulbs in the mid-19th century, electricity began to transform every aspect of modern life. Electric light -- first in city streets and then in homes -- brought a revolutionary innovation to daily existence, literally redefining day and night. This installation features a dozen posters from MoMA's collection used in this period to promote electricity, which offered staggering possibilities for progress but was not universally welcomed. In creating graphics for industry leaders like AEG and Bosch, modern designers were inspired by the beauty of the bulb itself and the splendor of electric light, which are both rendered with exquisite power in Jacques Nathan-Garamond's poster of c. 1938, which pulsates in 2-D. The installation highlights a selection of Lester Beall's equally vibrant posters for the Rural Electrification Administration, which used bold, patriotic graphics to foster public awareness of the benefits of electricity in America's homes and farms during the Great Depression.

The Rylands Haggadah Medieval Jewish Art in Context - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through September 30, 2012 -

From the calling of Moses to the crossing of the Red Sea, the drama of the ancient Israelites' exodus from Egypt is presented in The Rylands Haggadah. This is the third in a series of installations focusing on one masterwork of Hebrew manuscript illumination from a national or international collection. This spring, the featured work comes from the John Rylands University Library in Manchester, England. Each month, the Haggadah will be open to a different page, affording visitors the exceptional opportunity to follow the artist's telling of the Exodus story. Works of art from the Museum's own collection, made for Christian use but depicting the saga of the Hebrew people, will suggest the larger, medieval context of biblical storytelling in which the Haggadah was created. The previous installations featured the Washington Haggadah (on view April 5-July 4, 2011) and Lisbon's Hebrew Bible (on view November 22, 2011-January 16, 2012).

Drop-In Nature Activities: Observe and Create - New York Botanical Garden, Everett Children's Adventure Garden
Through September 30, 2012 - Bronx

Kids can let their inner Monet run wild and be inspired by nature to create art in all its different forms. Movement, music, drawing, and painting abound in this outdoor studio for children. Stop by Inspiration Station to play an outdoor marimba. Paint with water and experiment with colors in the Color Clash Studio. Step inside to experiment with the engineering behind some of Monet's most classic of subjects: water lilies. Through September 30.

'Mu-Math' Interactive Installation - Bldg. 315
Through September 30, 2012 - Governors Island

Opening Memorial Day weekend, Street Math Investigations (SMI-NY) will mount "Mu-Math," an installation of brain-twisting, hands-on math activities on Governors Island for its summer 2012 season. Mu-Math stands for Mobile Unit to Promote Mathematical Thinking, and the Greek letter "mu" (pronounced "mew") is commonly used in mathematics to identify specific constants and variables; it is also reminiscent of the term "New Math" which ushered in a new era of mathematics education during the 1960s. The exhibit is appropriate for families with children ages 6 and older. Created by mathematics educator Robert Berkman of Brooklyn, the Mu-Math exhibits use interactive hands-on materials to engage children and adults with various kinds of mathematical challenges using the life of New York City as a backdrop. For example: What's Your Subway’s Number? Arrange the iridescent subway cars in a tunnel to figure out the identity of the mystery car. On the Street: How should that street furniture be arranged? Use the clues to figure out the correct order. A Walk Around the Block: Participants navigate through a 100-square-foot floor maze using only right turns to find their way out. Find Your Fare: Using the clues provided, move your magnetic pedestrians around the streets and avenues to reach the ultimate goal: hailing a cab! While the Mu-Math exhibits are self-guided, there will always be a docent on hand to answer questions, explain how to use the materials, and even give hints. A "Mathematical Tour" of Governors Island will also be available as a downloadable podcast that will guide visitors around the island with a special mathematical perspective on its history, geography and art. Visitors will be able to download the podcast after June 15 at smi-ny.com.

Observe & Create - Children's Outdoor Nature Explorations - The New York Botanical Garden
Through September 30, 2012 - Bronx

Kids can let their inner Monet run wild and be inspired by nature to create art in all different forms. Movement, music, drawing, and painting abound in this outdoor studio for children. Stop by Inspiration Station to play an outdoor marimba. Paint with water and experiment with colors in the Color Clash Studio. Step inside to experiment with the engineering behind aquatic plants. Nature is art, and kids can discover it at the Everett Children's Adventure Garden.

Art Exhibit: The Artist Within - The Urge to Create - Queens Botanical Garden
Through September 30, 2012 - Flushing

Art Exhibit: The Artist Within - The Urge to Create Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street, Flushing NY 11355 June 1 through September 30 Fee: Free with Garden Admission Enjoy this diverse collection of artwork from the Jamaica Estates Association, on display in the Visitor & Administration Building Gallery. For more information, please call 718.886.3800.

Zumbatomic - Vibez Studio
Through October 01, 2012 - Bayside

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

Filming the Camps: John Ford, Samuel Fuller, George Stevens: From Hollywood to Nuremberg - Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Through October 14, 2012 - New York

Hollywood directors John Ford, George Stevens, and Samuel Fuller entertained audiences with American cinema classics like The Grapes of Wrath, Shane, and The Big Red One. But their most important contribution to history was their work in the U.S. Armed Forces and Secret Services, filming the realities of war and the liberation of Nazi concentration camps. Their documentation provides an essential visual record of WWII. Filming the Camps presents rare footage of the liberation of Dachau with detailed directors' notes, narratives describing burials at Falkenau, and the documentary produced as evidence at the Nuremberg trials, among other historic material. Now, for the first time in the U.S., this material is being made available to a general audience.

Modernist Art from India - Approaching Abstraction - The Rubin Museum
Through October 16, 2012 - New York

Approaching Abstraction is the second exhibition of a three-part series, titled Modernist Art from India, that examines art from post-independence and post-Partition India. Building on the explorations between abstraction and figuration begun in The Body Unbound, the exhibition distinguishes abstraction in modernist Indian art from abstraction in Euro-American modernism and shows the independent trajectory of abstraction in post-Independence India.

Spring Fever - Yorktown Museum
Through October 20, 2012 - Yorktown Heights,

Items related to baseball players who contributed to the popularity of our national pastime are on display. Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Roger Maris, Mickey Mantle, and Sandy Koufax are just a few of the men represented. Among the many uniforms shown is one from the Mollys, a women's team from the WWII era, and one from the House of David team, who were known as the Bearded Boys. Opening reception is May 5 at 12pm. Exhibit runs through October.

Bike and Roll NYC New York at Night Tour - Bike and Roll NYC Central Park at Columbus Circle
Through October 21, 2012 - New York

Ride through Central Park for a look at some of its most famous sights, especially beautiful when they are illuminated at night. Then ride down famous Fifth Avenue to Grand Army Plaza to see the Belle Epoque architecture of the Plaza Hotel bathed in light and flanked by the contemporary architecture of the Apple Store's glass cube lit from within. The grand St. Patrick's Cathedral is next with its neo-Gothic arches, then Rockefeller Center and on to the New York Public Library where the famous lions, Patience and Fortitude, guard its steps. What do the colors on the spire of the Empire State Building mean? Your guide will explain as you step into its magnificent Art Deco Lobby. Any tour of New York's lights must include bustling Times Square where night becomes day under the area's illuminated billboards. Head north on Eighth Avenue for the final stretch, then through stunning Columbus Circle - the perfect nightcap to a perfect ride!

"Monet's Garden" - The New York Botanical Garden
Through October 21, 2012 - Bronx

This stunning tribute to French Impressionist Claude Monet showcases a seasonally changing interpretation of the garden that inspired his art. In addition, two rarely seen paintings by the artist will be on view, and films, concerts, poetry readings, and hands-on art for kids will provide rich insight into the life and work of this renowned master.

Yorktown Farmers' Market - Yorktown
Through October 27, 2012 - Yorktown

Vendors offer fresh, local, and organic produce, bread and bakery items, cheese, pickles and much more.

Muscoot Farmers' Market - Muscoot Farm
Through October 28, 2012 - Katonah

Fresh produce, meat, cheese, soap, candles, honey, maple syrup, flowers, fish, and baked goods are all available at the market.

HISTORIC STONY BROOK GRIST MILL TOURS - STONY BROOK GRIST MILL
Through October 31, 2012 - Stony Brook

Listed on the NYS and National Register of Historic Places, the mill, c. 1751, offers an authentic experience of a working grist mill today with the only female "miller" in the U.S. as your guide. Visit the country store for games, toys, recipes, jams and more and feed the ducks at the Mill Pond. April 21-October 31, 2012.

Central Park TV & Movie Sites Tour - Central Park
Through October 31, 2012 - Upper West Side

School's out and On Location Tours is leading outdoors tours of the most filmed location in New York City: Central Park. During the month of June, children can tour free with the purchase of one adult ticket on the Central Park TV & Movie Sites tour. Experience your favorites come to life as you tour Central Park and see where the movie-magic happened. You and your kids will have the opportunity to dance and sing where the cast of Glee did in their rendition of "I Love New York," feed the pigeons like Macaulay Culkin did in "Home Alone 2," be like the Smurfs when they realized they certainly weren't in the Smurf Village anymore, and see where the final scene in "The Avengers" took place. Mention "School's Out!" during the month of June when purchasing an adult ticket to receive one free child ticket.

Tours - Kykuit, the Rockefeller Estate
Through November 04, 2012 - Sleepy Hollow

Kykuit, the six-story stone house and rolling hilltop estate that served as home to four generations of Rockefellers, is open to visitors beginning Saturday, May 5, through Sunday, Nov. 4. Tours are available daily throughout the season except Tuesdays. Kykuit's modern and classical art collection, architecture, and expansive gardens are consistently rated the top attraction in the lower Hudson Valley, and draw tens of thousands of visitors annually. Kykuit, which means "lookout" in Dutch, includes a six-story stone house, multiple terraced gardens, art galleries, outdoor classical and modern sculpture, and commanding Hudson River views. Its hilltop location overlooking the Hudson River and the Palisades is 500 feet above sea level. Visitors to Kykuit learn the story of the Rockefellers, beginning with John D. Rockefeller, founder of Standard Oil, whose business acumen made him the richest man in America in his day. He later became the country's first great philanthropist. By his death in 1937, he had given away more than half his fortune through various philanthropic programs. Visitors can choose from four tours: Classic, Grand, Timesaver, and Selected Highlights. The Classic, ideal for first-time visitors, is a shorter experience than the comprehensive, three-hour Grand. Besides the mansion, both of these tours include time in Kykuit's art galleries, gardens, and Coach Barn, with its collection of horse-drawn carriages, vintage automobiles, and equestrian equipment. The 90-minute Timesaver is ideal for those on tighter schedules, while Selected Highlights maximizes time in the gardens. Visitors can buy tickets online in advance, choosing the exact tour, time, and date they want to visit. Tickets are on sale at hudsonvalley.org. Historic Hudson Valley recommends advanced ticket buying, particularly for weekend tours, which fill up quickly. Besides online, tickets may be purchased by calling 914-631-8200 (service charge additional) or at the Kykuit Visitor Center at Philipsburg Manor in Sleepy Hollow. All tours start at the Kykuit Visitor Center; doors open at 9am.

Tomas Saraceno on the Roof: Cloud City - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through November 04, 2012 -

Artist Tomas Saraceno (born in Tucuman, Argentina, in 1973) will create a constellation of large, interconnected modules constructed with transparent and reflective materials for the Museum's Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden. Visitors may enter and walk through these habitat-like, modular structures grouped in a nonlinear configuration. Over the past decade, Saraceno has established a practice of constructing habitable networks based upon complex geometries and interconnectivity that merge art, architecture, and science. The interdisciplinary project "Cloud Cities/Air Port City" is rooted in the artist's investigation of expanding the ways in which we inhabit and experience our environment.

Mother 2 Mother (M2M) Breastfeeding Support Group - Rockland County Department of Health
Through November 09, 2012 - Monsey

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

Mother Mother (M2M) Breastfeeding Support Group - Rockland County Department of Health
Through November 09, 2012 - Spring Valley

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

Farmers' Market @ PepsiCo - PepsiCo
Through November 14, 2012 - Purchase

Local produce and specialty items made from local ingredients every Wednesday.

Bronxville Farmers' Market - Bronxville
Through November 17, 2012 - Bronxville

Vendors offer fresh produce, including organic produce, pasture raised meats, and eggs, fish fresh from Montauk, honey, maple syrup, pickles, cheese, breads, baked goods, quiche, dips, soups, herbs, lavender and lavender products, local wines, field-cut wild flowers, bottled milk, granola, soups, cookies, hand made soaps and lotions, home spun fibers for knitting, and chutney.

Pelham Farmers' Market - Pelham
Through November 17, 2012 - Pelham

Fresh, local baked goods, cut flowers, fruit, herbs, plants, prepared foods, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

- Piermont Farmers' Market
Through November 18, 2012 - Piermont

Shop for fresh local produce, eggs, meats, multi-grain breads, pastry, honey, chutneys, pickles, cider, and more. Held each Sunday through November 18.

Croton-on-Hudson Farmers' Market - Croton-on-Hudson
Through November 21, 2012 - Croton-on-Hudson

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

White Plains Outdoor Farmers' Market - White Plains
Through November 21, 2012 - White Plains

An authentic, French open-air market offering everything from meats to produce to artisan cheeses and olive oil.

Big Food: Health, Culture and the Evolution of Eating - Yale Peabody Museum
Through December 02, 2012 - New Haven

In this multi-media exhibit, visitors explore the challenge of fulfilling our nutritional and physical needs.

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

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

Larchmont Farmers' Market - Larchmont
Through December 15, 2012 - Larchmont

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

Ossining Farmers' Market - Ossining
Through December 15, 2012 - 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. No Market on 6/9/12.

Pleasantville Farmers' Market - Pleasantville
Through December 15, 2012 - Pleasantville

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

Rye Farmers' Market - Rye
Through December 16, 2012 - Rye

Fresh, local baked goods, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fruit, hand-made soaps, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, prepared foods, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

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

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

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

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

New Amsterdam Market - New Amsterdam Market
Through December 23, 2012 - Lower Manhattan

New Amsterdam Market weekly Sunday outdoor market reopens April 29! It is held in front of the old Fulton Fish Market in Lower Manhattan on South Street between Beekman Street and Peck Slip. With over 40 regional food vendors each week selling produce, cheeses, fish, meats, breads, and delicious pastries and treats for a light lunch by the East River. The season kicks off with Bread Pavilion with over 15 bread bakers using local NYS flour. For more information visit newamsterdammarket.org.

Mommy/Daddy and Me - Bounce! Trampoline Sports
Through December 27, 2012 - Valley Cottage

Parents or grandparents with kids ages 2 through 6 can have fun in the Bounce! Jr. Zone, in the Bounce! castle, as well as on the main trampoline court. Head trainer Victor Byrne works with parents and children on a series of trampoline-based exercises and fun activities. Program meets every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon.

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

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

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

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

'Magic/Bird' - Longacre Theatre
Through December 30, 2012 - Midtown

A new play from the team that brought you "Lombardi" on Broadway. At the heart of one of the fiercest rivalries in sports, two of the greatest athletes of all time battled for multiple championships and the future of their sport. Hall of Famers Earvin "Magic" Johnson and Larry Bird could not have been more different -- one black, one white; one an urbanite with a big smile and Hollywood appeal, the other a quiet small-town guy. Johnson and Bird went head to head, electrified the nation, reinvigorated the NBA, and turned their rivalry into the greatest and most famous friendships in professional sports. With classic NBA footage prominently designed throughout, "Magic/Bird" transports the audience into the heart of their match-up, from draft to Olympic Dream Team. The show has a six-member cast, including Kevin Daniels as Earvin "Magic" Johnson and Tug Coker as Larry Bird. Running time is 90 minutes (no intermission).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Children are invited to spend unhurried hours exploring the natural world in a fun and safe environment. The outdoor classroom includes areas for art, music and movement, climbing and crawling, building, and playing. Additionally, the Bartlett features the best of what Connecticut's native landscape has to offer including wetlands and boardwalks, woodland walking trails, varied wildlife, and native habitats. February 6-December 31, 2012.

Volunteer Opportunities - Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Rockland County
Through December 31, 2012 - New City

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rockland County is seeking mentors, especially men, to volunteer as role model friends for youth in our community. Applicants must be at least eighteen years of age, have a valid driver's license, must have transportation and be covered under automobile insurance, and must be able to commit to volunteer for a minimum of four hours a month for one year. Call or visit online for an application.

Mommy & Me Pilates - Evolution Pilates
Through December 31, 2012 - Port Washington

Here's a perfect way to bond with your little ones, sign up for the Mommy and Me Pilates class on Mondays.

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

Fitness for moms, fun for baby. Workout with your little ones in tow, while they are entertained and having fun. Moms meet other moms, make strides in fitness, motherhood, and life. Your first class is FREE. Contact AdeleArkin@strollerstrides.net for more information.

Creatures of Light: Nature's Bioluminescence - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 06, 2013 - Upper West Side

The perpetually dark deep ocean comprises the vast majority of the planet's habitable environments where approximately 90 percent of the organisms are bioluminescent and provide the only source of light. Many of these environments are threatened habitats where organisms are in danger of disappearing, some before they have been discovered and studied. Creatures of Light introduces visitors to the astonishing variety of bioluminescent creatures; explores the different ways in which organisms glow, as well as explains the physics and chemistry of natural light; reveals how the ability to glow can be advantageous; and considers how scientists study -- and use -- bioluminescence. Visitors enter the exhibition through a forest of bioluminescent mushrooms surrounding a large-scale mushroom at the center. One section evokes a New England meadow on a summer night and highlights how fireflies use patterns of flashing light to communicate and attract mates; another invites visitors to peer into Waitomo Cave of New Zealand and learn how glowworms attract prey. The exhibition includes live flashlight fish that harbor bioluminescent bacteria. Creatures of Light also features an interactive environment that introduces visitors to the brilliant light displays of Mosquito Bay in Vieques, Puerto Rico, where high concentrations of microscopic dinoflagellates, a type of plankton, create a glowing, luminescent halo around anything that moves through the bay; and a large interactive image of the Bloody Bay coral wall in the Cayman Islands. A "deep sea theater" reveals the amazing diversity of living light that marine biologists have captured on camera including anglerfishes waving bioluminescent "lures" to attract prey and jellyfishes that light up like a flashing pinwheel when threatened.

Creatures of Light: Nature's Bioluminescence - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 06, 2013 - Upper West Side

This exhibition features the extraordinary organisms that produce light, from the flickering fireflies found in backyards across the Northeast to the alien deep-sea fishes that illuminate the perpetually dark depths of the oceans. Rare among plants and animals that live on land, the ability to glow--that is, generate light through a chemical reaction--is much more common in the ocean, where up to 90 percent of animals at depths below 700 meters are bioluminescent, including many unknown to science. Like the crystal jelly whose glow led to a revolution in cell biology, these animals may hold important clues to essential questions, but scientists are in a race against time as habitats are increasingly threatened by pollution, overfishing, and global climate change. Visitors will move through a series of re-created environments, from the familiar to the extreme, to explore the diversity of organisms that glow and how they do it; discover the variety of ways in which light is used to attract a mate, lure unsuspecting prey, or defend against a predator; and learn how, where, and why scientists study this amazing natural phenomenon. Throughout the exhibition, iPads featuring videos, infographics, photo albums, and animations will provide opportunities to hear directly from researchers about their work. Starting in a local meadow on "a summer's night," where fireflies use unique patterns of flashing light to communicate with potential mates, visitors will descend into "a mysterious cave" in New Zealand to watch a fantastic spectacle of luminescent "fishing lines" strung by larval gnats (glowworms) to trap prey. A unique interactive environment in "a sparkling sea" will introduce the brilliant light displays of Mosquito Bay on Puerto Rico's Vieques Island, where high concentrations of microscopic dinoflagellates, a type of plankton, create a halo around anything that moves through the water. Visitors will activate the bioluminescent bay as they move through this section. "The night dive" will feature a large-scale, day-and-night interactive image of the Cayman Islands' Bloody Bay Wall, a remarkable coral wall that is home to both bioluminescent and biofluorescent animals, which glow only after exposure to light. In "altered light," visitors will encounter the jellyfish Aequorea victoria, which combines bioluminescence with biofluorescence (in which an organism's molecules absorb blue light, then radiate it at a lower energy, longer wavelength) to emit flashes of green light. The protein found in its light organs, known as the green fluorescent protein (GFP), has become a critical tool in cellular and developmental biology, used for mapping neural circuits, observing cancer cells, and much more. Borrowed Light will feature live flashlight fishes, which harbor bioluminescent bacteria in an organ under their eyes, and highlight symbiotic relationships. "The deep ocean" will take visitors into the perpetually dark deep ocean, which comprises the vast majority of the planet's habitable space. A deep sea theater will reveal the diversity of animals that marine biologists have captured on camera, including female anglerfishes waving bioluminescent "lures" to attract prey and mates, and jellyfishes that light up like a flashing pinwheel when threatened.

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

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

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

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

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

"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.

Born Out of Necessity - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through January 28, 2013 - Manhattan

Showcasing objects that adhere to the traditional view of design as a tool for problem-solving, Born out of Necessity offers close examination of the problems themselves -- whether urgent, foreseen, or imagined. From objects that respond to pressing needs in developing countries to new solutions that are tailored to the urban environment, the exhibition examines how design intervenes across a range of experiences, including medical emergencies and natural disasters. Other objects demonstrate how products created to address specific challenges for people with disabilities can provide solutions that improve everyone's life. Drawing on the narrative power of design, Born out of Necessity addresses a host of complex cultural developments, such as the need to incorporate environmental responsibility in everyday life, our attempts to marry ancient religious beliefs with contemporary mores, and the desire to anticipate and prevent technological and ecological quagmires.

Monday Night Open Mic Joint - One and One/Nexus Lounge
Through February 13, 2013 - New York

Looking for special open mic in downtown Manhattan? This is it. Come to one of the hottest open mics in the country - a stage graced by Grammy nominated singers, HBO Def Poetry stars, American Idol finalists, Golden Globe Award-winning actresses, and poets from The Best American Poetry anthology. The Inspired Word's NYC Open Mic Joint, hosted by the legendary Nathan P., is a weekly series open to all types of artists - comedians, musicians, storytellers, singers, poets, fiction/nonfiction writers, playwrights, spoken word artists, performance artists, dancers, ANYTHING and EVERYTHING. And once you experience it for a single night, you’ll see the vibe is totally addictive. 25 slots, 5-minute time limit. ***** When: EVERY Monday! Where: One and One Bar/Restaurant Downstairs Nexus Lounge 76 East 1st Street (corner of 1st Avenue) Manhattan, New York (917) 703-1512 By subway, take the F train to Second Avenue and exit the 1st Avenue side. Doors open for open mic sign-up @ 6:30pm Show starts @ 7:30pm Cover charge: $10 NO AGE LIMIT! ***** For more Inspired Word info, please check out http://inspiredwordnyc.com/.

Artist's Studio Space - Greenburgh Public Library
Through March 31, 2013 - Elmsford

An intergenerational program for tweens, teens, and adults. Draw Manga & Fine Art. Call Kate Colquitt at (914) 721-8224 for more information. Saturdays, March 3, 17, and 31.

Spy: The Secret World of Espionage - Discovery Time Square
Through March 31, 2013 - Times Square

Spy: The Secret World of Espionage is a new exhibition launching in May at Discovery Time Square. This interactive exhibition is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to step inside the real world of intelligence, showcasing real items from the actual vault of the CIA. Encounter real stories and actual gadgets revealed for the first time ever from the CIA vault. Experience what it's like to be a spy firsthand by creating your own disguises, altering your voice, and navigating laser beams. Plus, gain exciting new insights into how intelligence really works: how science and technology play a major role, and discover how the men and women who do this kind of work shape the course of history every day.

Zumba for Kids - The Personal Training Institute
Through April 16, 2013 - Mineola

Lots of great fun for your kids. Please call to reserve your spot. Two classes: ages 5-9 on Mondays and ages 9-12 on Wednesdays, given by Zumba instructors Beth (an RN) and a certified Special Ed. teacher, Marissa.

Zumbatomic Zumba for Kids - The Dance Treatment
Through April 28, 2013 - Mineola

Get ready for a Zumba fun fitness class for kids ages 5-9 and 9-12. Classes are available for adults, too. The first class is free.

The Shaping of New Visions: Photography, Film, Photobook - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through April 29, 2013 - Manhattan

This exhibition, covering the period from 1910 to today, offers a critical reassessment of photography's role in the avant-garde and neo-avant-garde movements -- with a special emphasis on the medium's relation to Dada, Bauhaus, Surrealism, Constructivism, New Objectivity, Conceptual, and Post-Conceptual art -- and in the development of contemporary artistic practices. The shaping of what came to be known as "New Vision" photography bore the obvious influence of "lens-based" and "time-based" works. El Lissitzky best summarized its ethos: "The new world will not need little pictures," he wrote in The Conquest of Art (1922). "If it needs a mirror, it has the photograph and the cinema." Bringing together over 250 works from MoMA's collection, the exhibition features major projects by Man Ray, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Aleksandr Rodchenko, Germaine Krull, Gerhard Ruhm, Helen Levitt, Daido Moriyama, Robert Heinecken, Ed Ruscha, Martha Rosler, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Philip-Lorca DiCorcia, and Walid Raad, among others. Photographic history is presented as a multivalent history of distinct "new visions," rooted in unconventional and innovative exercises that range from photograms and photomontages to experimental films and photobooks.

Aesthetic Ambitions: Edward Lycett and Brooklyn's Faience Manufacturing Company - Brooklyn Museum
Through June 16, 2013 -

This exhibition highlights the nearly fifty-year career of ceramicist Edward Lycett (American, 1833-1910), creative director of the Faience Manufacturing Company from 1884 to 1890. The range of works illustrates Lycett's talent and adaptability to stylistic changes in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, as well as his vision for Faience, a company based in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, that earned acclaim for producing ornamental wares that introduced a new standard of excellence in American ceramics. These bold and eclectic pieces synthesized Japanese, Chinese, and Islamic influences characteristic of the Aesthetic movement and were sold in the United States' foremost art ware emporiums, including Tiffany & Company. Among the ceramics on view are 39 Faience pieces, including a number of large-scale vases. Also on view are Lycett's formula books, family photographs, and other ephemera; rare examples of ceramic works by his three sons; and other Brooklyn-made ceramics from the Museum�s collection.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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