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THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN MANHATTAN ON MARCH 10

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free and low-cost things to do with kids in Manhattan Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Manhattan today, March 10, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on today in Manhattan'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 March 10. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Manhattan, check out our complete calendar of events.

Breakti with Anya Porter - Karma Kids Yoga
March 10, 2012 - West Village

This class brings together the mindfulness of yoga with the rhythm and fun of breakdance and other street dance styles. Learn both yoga and street dance movement, then finish the class with a challenging and fun routine. Breakti will help you learn to move with ease on your hands both in yoga and dance, and build strength and flexibility. For ages 6 and older. Space is limited, and reservations are required. To reserve a spot, call 646-638-1444 or email downdog@karmakidsyoga.com.

Pacifica Quartet in Concert - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
March 10, 2012 - Upper East Side

Hear classics by Beethoven performed by this string quartet that includes two violins, a viola, and a cello. Simin Ganatra (violin), Sibbi Bernhardsson (violin), Masumi Per Rostad (viola), and Brandon Vamos (cello) will perform No. 4 in C Minor, Opus 18; No. 8 in E Minor, Opus 59; and No. 16 in F Major, Opus 135. This concert is supported in part by the Grace Jarcho Ross and Daniel G. Ross Concert Fund. Tickets available by phone or at the box office.

New York Theatre Ballet's "Sleeping Beauty" - Florence Gould Hall
March 10, 2012 - Manhattan

New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB) concludes its family-friendly Once Upon a Ballet series with the audience favorite, James Sutton's "Sleeping Beauty." The hour-long production is the ideal introduction to ballet for children ages 3-8. Based on the original ballet by Marius Petipa, NYTB's "Sleeping Beauty" features an enchanting set by Gillian Bradshaw-Smith, alluring costumes by Sylvia Nolan (resident costume designer for the Metropolitan Opera), and is set to the classical music of Tchaikovsky. Set in a tiny and magical kingdom beneath the roots of a lush, giant tree, the ballet tells the story of Princess Aurora, the evil spell cast on her 16th birthday, and the gallant prince who breaks the curse with a kiss. A cast of 14 dancers brings to life one of the most beloved fairytales of all time.

Atlantic Theater Company Presents 'The Hundred Dresses' - Signature Theatre's Peter Norton Space
March 10, 2012 - Manhattan

Based on the book by Eleanor Estes, this lively musical is a poetic tale that explores the power of imagination and the courage it takes to stand up for others, even when you are standing alone. This timeless story follows Wanda Petronski, a young girl who speaks strangely, lives in the wrong part of town, and wears the same dress to school every day. While Wanda struggles to fit in and make friends at Franklin Elementary, Maddie, a fellow student, comes to understand that some of the worst bullies in the world throw no blows. "The Hundred Dresses" takes audiences on a colorful journey filled with buoyant music, zany characters, plenty of charm, humor, and - you guessed it - dresses.

Family Day: There's a Bird in My Hat! - Bard Graduate Center
March 10, 2012 - Upper West Side

Feathers appear everywhere throughout "Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones," and artist Caroline Borderies has created a new bird-inspired shadow-puppet play in honor of the exhibit. See the premiere performance, then create your own duck, goose, or ostrich puppet to fly through the gallery. This program is ideal for children ages 6-12 and their adult companions.

Saturday Morning Storytelling with the Hans Christian Andersen Storytellers - Scandinavia House
March 10, 2012 - Manhattan

In this series, some of New York's most famous storytellers bring to life exciting tales of mythical creatures and fantastic adventures from Scandinavia and the far North. Today, Kristin Pedermonti and Rolf Stang present Stories from Scandinavia.

Family Art Project: Stylish Seed Pots - Wave Hill
March 10, 2012 - Bronx

Look at dazzling mosaics from many cultures to gather inspiration. Then, take an ordinary terra cotta pot and embellish it with stones, beads, and ceramic tiles. Add a precious seed to plant in your new precious pot. Admission to the grounds is free until noon.

WINTER WORKSPACE - BOTANICAL BLOCK PRINTS WITH MATTHEW BURCAW - Wave Hill
March 10, 2012 - Bronx

In this workshop, participants create their own block print, inspired by the plants and flowers in the Marco Polo Stufano Conservatory. Matthew Burcaw demonstrates block printing and assists participants in transferring their drawings onto rubber plates, then carving out and printing their blocks. Children ages 10 and older accompanied by an adult. Registration is recommended, online at www.wavehill.org, by calling 718-549-3200, ext. 305 or at the Perkins Visitor Center. Free with grounds admission.

How Did They Do That? - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
March 10, 2012 - Upper East Side

Learn how works of art were created, including oil paintings, marble sculptures, and furniture. This event is held in conjunction with the opening of the New American Wing Galleries for Paintings, Sculpture, and Decorative Arts.

"Chimpanzee" Screening - Symphony Space
March 10, 2012 - Upper West Side

The New York International Children's Film Festival presents the first New York screening of the new Disneynature film from the award-winning directors of "Earth." Shot in the rainforests of Africa, "Chimpanzee" documents the true story of an adorable young chimp named Oscar. Oscar's playful curiosity and zest for discovery showcase the intelligence and ingenuity of some of the most extraordinary personalities in the animal kingdom. The world is a playground for little Oscar and his fellow young chimps, who'd rather make mayhem than join their parents for an afternoon nap. Working together, Oscar's chimpanzee family -- including his mom, Isha, and the group's savvy leader, Freddy -- navigates the complex territory of the forest. But when Oscar's family is confronted by a rival community of chimps, he is left to fend for himself until a surprising ally steps in and changes his life forever. As with the groundbreaking earlier Disneynature films, Chimpanzee boasts unparalleled nature photography and gives us an intimate first-hand look into the life of our closest relatives, while telling a truly remarkable story of family bonds and individual triumph.

"Yellow Submarine" Screening - Symphony Space
March 10, 2012 - Upper West Side

UK, 1968. Animation, 90 minutes. See the first NYC screening in 10 years of this 1968 Beatles-inspired film. An icon of psychedelic pop culture, "Yellow Submarine" is a colorful musical spectacle and an exhilaratingly joyful cinematic experience for all ages, filled with visual invention, optical illusions, word play, and glorious, glorious music. Once upon a time...or maybe twice...there was an unearthly paradise called Pepperland -- 80,000 leagues under the sea it lay, a place where beauty, happiness, and music reigned supreme. But this peaceful harmony is shattered when the Blue Meanies invade with their army of storm bloopers, apple bonkers, snapping turtle turks, and the menacing flying glove in an attempt to stop the music and drain Pepperland of all color and hope. Now it's The Beatles to the rescue, and these animated heroes team up with Young Fred and the Nowhere Man to journey across seven seas to free Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, make peace with the Meanies, and restore music, color, and love to the world. Beyond all the music and whimsy, "Yellow Submarine" is a landmark in animation, with Heinz Edelmann's inspired art direction conjuring up a non-stop parade of wildly different styles and techniques. From the paper-doll residents of Pepperland, to the tinted photography of the soot-covered roofs and smokestacks of Liverpool, the menagerie of fanciful characters in the Sea of Monsters, the kaleidoscopic color-splashed rotoscoping of Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, the vertigo inducing op-art of the Sea of Holes, and the triumphant euphony of the It's All Too Much finale, the film is simply a joy.

FamilyDay@theCenter: Build A Geodesic Dome - Center for Architecture
March 10, 2012 - NoHo

Learn about this unique structural form made famous by engineer and inventor Buckminster Fuller as you work together to construct a 14-foot geodesic dome. Then create your own model of a dome or other structure, inspired by its wonderful geometry.

Watson Adventures’ Wizard School Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
March 10, 2012 - Upper East Side

In this unique scavenger hunt, Harry Potter fans ages 10 and older can follow in the footsteps of young wizards in search of art that echoes characters, places, and enchanted objects in the famed Harry Potter books and movies. Keep your trusty wand handy as you track down a powerful sorceress, a Snape-like potions master, Hagrid-like giants, and cloaked and masked figures as scary as any Death Eater or Dementor. Note: The hunt is not an addition to or variation on Harry's adventures, but instead references to the books will provide a surprising bridge to many strange and wonderful works of art in the museum. Kids must be accompanied by adults. Advance purchase is required at watsonadventures.com. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT, but please do not contact the museum directly.

Da Vinci Inventions Workshop - Children's Museum of the Arts
March 10, 2012 - SoHo

Taking inspiration from Da Vinci's inventions, guests will construct their own inventive prototypes.

Collaborative Mobile Workshop - Children's Museum of the Arts
March 10, 2012 - SoHo

Help design, build, and decorate a whimsical mobile in the gallery.

Printmaking Workshop - Children's Museum of the Arts
March 10, 2012 - SoHo

Take a look at Jose Guadelupe Posada's work and carve a cartoon of a special moment in your life into linoleum to create a block print.

Sensory Friendly Screening: 'Dr. Seuss' The Lorax' - AMC Loews 84th Street
March 10, 2012 - Upper West Side

This special screening allows children with autism and/or sensory disorders and their families to enjoy the new movie in a safe and accepting environment. The auditorium will keep its lights up and turn down the sound, and audience members are invited to get up and dance, walk, shout, or sing during the film.

'The Magic School Bus, Live! The Climate Challenge' - BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center
March 10, 2012 - Tribeca

The Magic School Bus celebrates its 25th anniversary with an all-new musical adventure. Ms. Frizzle's students are putting on a play about global warming, and they need some cold hard facts. This is no ordinary field trip, as a hop on the Magic School Bus takes the class and the audience on a whirlwind tour. From the arctic to the equator, they see telltale signs of climate change and learn how conservation, recycling, and alternative energy can make a difference.

Purim Celebration for Families with Special Needs - Congregation Rodeph Sholom
March 10, 2012 - Upper West Side

This Purim celebration is designed to be accessible, respectful, and embrace a wide variety of needs and sensitivities. The service is musical and interactive and open to the entire community, members and non-members, and all ages are welcome. Representing a continued commitment to inclusivity, this Purim experience is a part of an ongoing dedication by Congregation Rodeph Sholom to develop holiday and Shabbat services for families and individuals with special needs. Today's service will include interactive prayer, Megillah reading and dancing, and engaging Purim music. The experience will be interpreted into American Sign Language, and healthy snacks will be available. RSVP encouraged; contact specialneeds@crsnyc.org or 646-454-3124 and provide your name, email address and/or phone number, number of people attending, the age of the individual with the special needs and the nature of the special need.

New York Classical Theatre Presents 'Playing Moliere' - World Financial Center Winter Garden
Through March 11, 2012 - Battery Park City

In New York Classical Theatre's signature performance style, Panoramic Theatre, this unique production of Moliere's shorter comedies hearkens back to the 17th century playwright's roots in the Commedia dell'Arte. The characters of Playing Moliere, including cuckolded husbands, sneaky servants, demanding fathers, and quick-witted lovers, have inspired an entire generation of physical comedians such as Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and the Marx Brothers.

R&R at the JCC - The JCC In Manhattan
Through March 24, 2012 - Upper West Side

Make your Shabbat afternoon special with workshops, art, yoga, meditation, food, music, study sessions, film, origami, creative art projects, spa experiences, indoor and outdoor play, and more. There are programs for both children and adults.

'Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical' - Manhattan Children's Theatre
Through March 25, 2012 - Manhattan

Trixie, Daddy, and Knuffle Bunny take a trip to the neighborhood laundromat. But the exciting adventure takes a dramatic turn when Trixie realizes somebunny was left behind. This true-to-life musical tale about what happens when Daddy's in charge and things go terribly, hilariously wrong is based on the book "Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale," by Mo Willems. Lyrics by Mo Willems, music by Michael Silversher, directed by MCT artistic director Bruce Merrill. For more information about group rates and weekday school performances, visit mctny.org or call 212-226-4085.

Playtime with Sammie and Tudie - Sprout San Francisco
Through March 28, 2012 - Upper East Side

An interactive, mommy-and-me class where toddlers ages 1-3 can learn and grow. Each week, a new theme is the center of the fun, which includes music, puppets, finger plays, felt board stories, and even some magic.

'Make Art (in) Public' - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through March 31, 2012 - SoHo

This exhibit includes works by artists such as Keith Haring, Swoon, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Remed, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Moondog, and Tranqui Yanqui. The exhibition explores the accessibility of the arts for the public; the ways in which public art is a product of and a contributor to the cultural fabric of communities big and small; as well as the positive impact of the arts on building and bettering society.

'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' - St. Luke's Theatre
Through March 31, 2012 - Midtown

Off Broadway Family Theatre presents an adaptation of C.S. Lewis's beloved tale from the Chronicles of Narnia in which two actors play eight characters, both human and animal. Travel to Narnia through the old wardrobe with the four Pevensie children, and get swept into their journey to stand with the great lion Aslan against the evil White Witch.

Drop-In Breastfeeding Support Group - 92nd Street Y
Through March 31, 2012 - Upper East Side

Meet with other moms, babies, and a lactation specialist to discuss topics such as the emotional ups and downs of breastfeeding, what happens when your milk supply is weak, how to juggle breastfeeding and work, and whether and how to supplement.

Galli's 'Puss in Boots' - National Comedy Theatre
Through March 31, 2012 - Midtown West

The only thing the miller's youngest son inherits is a simple cat. But no ordinary cat is he. He can talk. He's witty. And he's got big plans! Soon the miller's son finds himself enjoying adventures, wealth and marriage to a beautiful princess.

'Remembering 9/11' Exhibit - New-York Historical Society
Through April 01, 2012 - Upper West Side

To commemorate the tenth anniversary of 9/11, the New-York Historical Society presents this special exhibition, which includes a selection of several hundred photographs taken by professional and amateur photographers in the immediate aftermath of the attack on the World Trade Center (originally collected in the independent exhibition "here is new york: a democracy of photographs"), as well as letters written to policemen and firemen; objects that were placed in makeshift shrines around New York; images and texts from The New York Times "Portraits of Grief" series; photographs of the Tribute in Light; and drawings of the National September 11 Memorial. When the renovated and transformed New-York Historical Society opens fully to the public on November 11, 2011, "Remembering 9/11" will be joined by a permanent installation of photographs from "here is new york" in the Robert H. and Clarice Smith New York Gallery of American History. Approximately 1,500 photographs by 790 contributors will be on display, along with a large fragment of a fire truck destroyed during the 9/11 attack.

Ice Skating in Rockefeller Center - Rockefeller Center
Through April 01, 2012 - Manhattan

Take a spin around this world-famous rink, below the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree and other festive decorations. Check the website for special events.

'Little Miss Muffet's Monster-Sitting Service' - Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre
Through April 08, 2012 - Manhattan

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

Gallery of Historic Toys - FAO Schwarz
Through April 10, 2012 - Midtown

This year FAO Schwarz is celebrating its 150th Anniversary. Since founder Frederick August Otto Schwarz, a German immigrant, opened the doors to the toy emporium in 1862, FAO has been known for its one-of-a-kind products. To pay homage to a number of the world's best-known toys and brands that have influenced generations of kids over the years, the company's flagship store will display a "Gallery of Historic Toys" through mid-April, providing visitors a glimpse into the retailer's storied history. The gallery features vintage editions of 25 of the world's best known playthings, including the original Etch A Sketch and original Richard Steiff Bear, as well as FAO artifacts, such as a 1909 sales ledger and the friendly face of the FAO Schwarz Clock Tower that greeted millions of the store's guests from 1986-2004. The gallery is located on the 2nd floor of the store and is available for viewing during regular store hours.

'The Game of Kings: Medieval Ivory Chessmen from the Isle of Lewis' - The Cloisters Museum and Gardens
Through April 22, 2012 - Washington Heights

In 1831, a hoard of luxury goods - including more than 70 chess pieces and several other objects, all made of carved walrus ivory and dating from the 12th century - was unearthed on the Isle of Lewis off the west coast of Scotland. More than 30 of the life-sized chess pieces (thereafter known as the Lewis Chessmen), today arguably the most famous chess pieces in the world, will be on display in this exhibit, which takes the form of the endgame of a famous chess match. The fallen pieces, organized by type, are displayed in auxiliary cases along the edges of the room. The Lewis Chessmen are known in popular culture from their appearance in the film "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone."

Vital Theatre Company Presents "Angelina Ballerina The Musical" - McGinn/Cazale Theatre
Through April 22, 2012 - Upper West Side

Angelina and her friends are all aflutter because a special guest is coming to visit Camembert Academy. They will perform all types of dance, including hip-hop, modern dance, the Irish jig, and of course, ballet, for their famous visitor. Angelina is the most excited of all, but will she get the starring moment she hopes for? Based on the CG-animated series, Angelina Ballerina The Next Steps on PBS KIDS®.

The Orchid Show: Patrick Blanc's Vertical Garden - The New York Botanical Garden
Through April 22, 2012 - Bronx

Guest designer for this year's 10th Annual Orchid Show is Patrick Blanc, world-renowned French botanist and artist who will transform the Haupt Conservatory with his spectacular vertical walls of living foliate. Using thousands of orchids and companion planting as his palette, Blanc introduces towering spectacles of tropical life to the Conservatory. In an explosion of alluring design and fragrance, exotic plant walls rise high above, creating this season's not-to-be missed exhibition for garden lovers, orchid fans, and those desiring a one-day tropical retreat. Through April 22.

History and Mystery of Orchids - The New York Botanical Garden
Through April 22, 2012 - Bronx

With over 25,000 species growing on six continents, orchids fascinate and touch the lives of people in every country and culture from the jungles of Brazil to vanilla farms in Mexico. This series of exciting presentations and demonstrations takes you on a journey around the world of orchids and shows you how to grow and care for them at home.

'Stinkykids, The Musical' - Vital Theatre Company
Through April 22, 2012 - Upper West Side

A new family show based on the StinkyKids characters, little ones who learn to make the right choices through their childhood mistakes and who live by the motto "Always be a leader of good." The StinkyKids pro-social brand will appeal to parents for the values it represents and appeals to kids because the characters are real kids getting into real mischief.

Drop-In Nature Activities: Little Landscapes - New York Botanical Garden, Everett Children's Adventure Garden
Through April 23, 2012 - Bronx

The plant world comes alive in a big way at the Discovery Center this winter. Kids step inside the world of plants and create their own terrarium to bring home. They'll be inspired to create a rocky, mossy, or desert world in a jar by looking closely at a wide array of artistic and scientific terrariums, and while they're at it, they can use a microscope to take a closer look at some classic terrarium characters like moss, lichens, and rocks. The Discovery Center will feature an exhibition of detailed and whimsical terrariums made by Twig Terrarium. Through April 23.

Hip N Hop Babies - Next Evolution
Through April 24, 2012 - Upper East Side

This one-of-a-kind 45-minute class brings music to life for babies and toddlers.

Black History Month Exhibit - Madame Tussauds New York
Through April 30, 2012 - Manhattan

This special interactive exhibit in celebration of Black History Month will feature a new wax likeness of Aretha Franklin (unveiling on February 2 at 10am). The exhibit will also feature some of history's most influential African-American musicians and performers in a special setting, inviting guests to interact with and pose for photos with Billie Holiday; play the harmonica alongside a young Stevie Wonder; stand at the microphone with the "Godfather of Soul," James Brown, as be belts out a tune; and join "The First Lady of Song," Ella Fitzgerald, in a duet. Visitors can also browse biographical information and historical facts on each performer.

Winfred Rembert: Amazing Grace - Hudson River Museum
Through May 05, 2012 - Yonkers

Winfred Rembert: Amazing Grace is the first major museum exhibition dedicated to this mid-career, self-taught artist. The exhibit shows the dramatic, biographical nature of Rembert's art as it documents the tumultuous moments of civil rights history. More than 50 original works that Rembert created from stretched, stained, and etched leather, historical photographs of his life, and a new documentary of his work, created by noted filmmaker Vivian Ducat, will be on view. In the galleries, traditional gospel music, pivotal for Rembert, will be heard in recordings, and Rembert will both sing gospel songs and discuss his experiences in the galleries on several dates. Rembert, a boy growing up in 1950s rural Georgia, did backbreaking labor in the cotton fields. As a young man, he barely escaped arrest during a 1960's civil rights march, and survived a near lynching. A prisoner serving an unjust seven-year sentence, he learned to make pattern and design on hand tooled leather by watching a fellow inmate create tooled leather wallets. Years later in colorful tableaux on tanned leather, Rembert conjured a world of incredible brutality and close personal ties existing in discomforting proximity. Amazing Grace's riveting themes include the Cotton Field series, where cotton balls snake relentlessly through rows where field hands toiled. Another theme explores the lighter side of Rembert's memories of small town Cuthbert, Georgia. He populates his canvases with the town's characters and scenes of a pool hall, jazz club, cafe, and church meetings. The exhibition is organized by the Hudson River Museum and curated by Bartholomew F. Bland. Through May 5.

'Storytelling in Japanese Art' - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through May 06, 2012 - Manhattan

Japan has enjoyed a long tradition of storytelling through paintings and illustrated books, which continues today in the popular art of manga (comic books for children and adults). Showcasing more than 90 vibrant works drawn from the New York Public Library and other local collections, as well as works from the Metropolitan's own holdings, this exhibit traces the rich history of illustrated narratives that thrived in the medieval and early modern periods of Japan. The focus of the exhibition is some 20 rare, illustrated handscrolls called emaki.

Toddler Art Adventures - Book Culture
Through May 09, 2012 - Morningside Heights

Budding artists (ages 2-4) will explore paint, crayons, oil pastels, collage materials, air-dry clay, and recycled sculpture in this process-oriented art class. Each class will feature a unique theme, such as NYC, Outerspace, Animals, or Opposites. This class introduces young artists to a structured class and helps strengthen their fine motor skills and ability to represent the world around them. Preregistration required; email info@privatepicassos.com.

John Chamberlain: Choices - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through May 13, 2012 - Upper East Side

This exhibition offers a comprehensive examination of the work of the late John Chamberlain -- the first U.S retrospective since 1986. Comprising approximately 100 works, the exhibition examines the artist's development over a 60-year career, exploring the shifts in scale, materials, and techniques informed by the assemblage process that was central to his working method. The exhibition presents works from Chamberlain's earliest monochromatic iron sculptures and experiments in foam, Plexiglas, and paper, to his final large-scale foil pieces, which have never been shown in the United States.

'Alice in Wonderland' - The Players Theatre
Through May 20, 2012 - Manhattan

Tumble down the rabbit hole with the wild, wacky, and whimsical cast of characters in this new one-hour musical by Michael Sgouros and Brenda Bell. Frolic with Alice as she dances her way through Lewis Carroll's legendary tale, meet the White Rabbit (if you can catch him!), and don't forget to bow to the Queen of Hearts (or she'll chop off your head!). There is a pre-show arts workshop open to families an hour before each performance (included with ticket price). Tickets can be purchased through theatremania.com or by calling 212-352-3101 or 866-811-4111. Tickets may also be purchased at the theater's box office, which opens at 11am daily. For more information on the show, visit aliceinthevillage.com.

'The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter' - American Museum of Natural History
Through May 28, 2012 - Upper West Side

This annual exhibit invites visitors to mingle with up to 500 iridescent butterflies among blooming tropical flowers and lush green vegetation inside a free-standing, balmy, 1,200-square-foot enclosure.

Fifty Years of Latin American Art: Selections from the Neuberger Museum of Art - 1285 Avenue of the Americas Art Gallery
Through May 30, 2012 - Midtown

A selection of art work from the Neuberger Museum of Art will be on display at the 1285 Avenue of the Americas Art Gallery to celebrate fifty years of Latin American Arts. The show includes work that dates from the 1960s to the present by some of the most renowned artists of the twentieth century, working inside and outside of their homelands, such as: Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Wifredo Lam, Roberto Matta, Jose Clemente Orozco and Rufino Tamayo, as well as contemporary artists including Julio Antonio, Leda Catunda, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Jose Luis Cuevas, Arturo Duclos, Florencio Gelabert, Betsabee Romero, Nicolas De Jesus, Carlos Garaicoa, Eduardo Mac Entyre, Arturo Mallmann, Maria Martinez-Canas, Marta Maria Perez Bravo, Jesus Rafael Soto, Gerardo Suter, and Eugenia Vargas. Rather than being organized by chronology or geography, the exhibition is organized into nine distinct sections, both monographic and thematic, including a two-part section on kinetic art and its descendants. The exhibition is curated by Patrice Giasson, Associate Curator of Art of the Americas, and Annabel Rhodeen, a Neuberger Curatorial Fellow. It is sponsored by GALLERY 1285 Avenue of the Americas in partnership with Jones Lang LaSalle as a community-based public service.

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

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

Vital Theatre Company Presents: "Pinkalicious, The Musical" - Manhattan Movement and Arts Center
Through June 03, 2012 - Manhattan

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

'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.

"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.

“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.

The Berenstain Bears LIVE! in "Family Matters, the Musical" - Marjorie S. Dean Little Theatre
Through July 29, 2012 - Upper West Side

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

"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.

Storytime and Singalong for Kids - Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
Through December 26, 2012 - SoHo

Join Nancy and Beth for reading, singing, and dancing appropriate for kids ages 3 and younger and their caretakers.

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.

"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."

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.

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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