Exhibition: Greenscapes: Of/In/From the Garden at the Clay Art Center - Clay Art Center
Through March 21, 2015 - Port Chester
This year's annual themed national invitational exhibition of functional and sculptural work is inspired by the garden and its accoutrements. Featuring work by over 60 emerging, mid-career, and established artists, this exhibit showcases the breadth of contemporary ceramics exploring this theme.
Backyard Nature - Greenburgh Nature Center
March 21, 2015 - Scarsdale
Celebrate the arrival of spring by getting out and exploring! No need to travel far to find amazing wildlife. Join a naturalist to search the Nature Center's backyard for critters and more. Foster your child's curiosity for natural discovery.
TechNoBody at Pelham Art Center - Pelham Art Center
Through March 21, 2015 - Pelham
This group exhibition explores the world's impact on and relationship to the physical body in an increasingly virtual world. The exhibition will include video works, drawings, and sculpture that alternately balance and question the hope and desire of the immaterial, extended, digital body against the realities of the physical, fragile, and ephemeral body. The exhibition will be on view from Jan. 23 through March 21.
A Panel Discussion with the curator and the artists will be held on March 19 at 6pm. Attendees will learn more about how the artists employ a diverse range of contemporary artistic tools, from cyberbodies, avatars, and selfies to facial peel and simple paper and pencil. Curated by Patricia Miranda.
Technology has expanded humanity's ability to alter the physical and intellectual worlds in significant ways. Modern digital technologies extend the borders of the body and mind, questioning the relentless tether to the material. Closely intertwined with our bodies, technology acts as our external brain, able to recall enormous amounts of information at a touch. It can act as avatar, realizing our best, worst, and most desired or unexpected self, promising to solve the intractable problems of the world. Utopian and aspirational, technology hints at a fountain of immortality, the imperfect self uploaded to faultless machines, while opening doors for the dystopian world of surveillance and corporate appropriation of our most private desires. We exist, for now, in tangible bodies in real time and space, bodies that reveal our cultural circumstance of place, race, gender, and privilege, that age, fail, and cease to exist in the world. Technology, our intimate companion, develops with us and unbeknownst to us, watches, as we are willingly captivated and held captive to its charms, inspired by and fearful of its possibility. TechNoBody investigates the perceptions and experiences of the body in the technological world, engaging scientific concepts in the ambiguous language of art. These artists examine and problematize the role of the machine for both our private and public selves, deconstructing our tacit agreement to its terms.
Artists: Christopher Baker, Carla Gannis, Claudia Hart, Cynthia Lin, Joyce Yu-Jean Lee, Laura Splan, Victoria Vesna.
Pancake Brunch - Teatown Lake Reservation
March 21, 2015 - Ossining
Bring your appetite to Teatown's tastiest annual tradition - the Pancake Brunch. Start your day off with stacks of hotcakes smothered in maple syrup, hot coffee and sausages, and more. Seating is limited so reservations are highly recommended. After breakfast, visit the sugarhouse to watch a demonstration about how maple syrup ("liquid gold") is produced, or join Bill Wallace and Charlie Roberto for a half-hour "Walk Off The Pancakes" hike. Pre-register by calling 914-762-2912, x110.
Saturday Drop-in Clay Class at the Clay Art Center - Clay Art Center
Through March 21, 2015 - Port Chester
Explore your inner artist with your kids in this fun and messy introduction to clay. Professional ceramic artists guide themed weekly projects. Projects take between 1-1/2 to 2 hours to complete. Materials are provided. March 7, 14, and 21. Note: space is limited. Tickets go on sale at the front desk 30 minutes prior to each session. First come, first served.
St. Gregory the Great Annual Spring Fling Family Carnival - St. Gregory The Great Early Childhood Enrichment Center
March 21, 2015 - Harrison
Welcome spring at St. Gregory the Great's Spring Fling Family Carnival. Expect inflatable rides, games, arts and crafts, food, music and craft/gift vendors. Admission is free; tickets may be purchased for rides, games, and food.
The Jungle Book - Ridgefield Playhouse
March 21, 2015 - Ridgefield
This musical adventure is a dynamic show based on the classic Rudyard Kipling book. Parents are encouraged to have kids read the book then compare it to the stage play for lively discussion. Books are available at Books on the Common and Ridgefield Library (both on Main St., Ridgefield). Young Mowgli learns the 'Laws' of the jungle in this time-honored adventure. With the help of friends like the black panther, Bagheera, and Baloo the lovable bear, Mowgli learns about friendship and survival. Mowgli faces his fear and foils his nemesis the tiger Shere Khan. This musical version of Rudyard Kipling's classic will delight both young and young at heart.
The Harrison Players Present 'Murder Can Be Habit-Forming' - The Veterans' Memorial Building
March 21, 2015 - Harrison
The Harrison Players Community Theatre Group presents "Murder Can Be Habit-Forming," a comic murder mystery, directed by Anthony J. Valbiro. Ticket price includes the show, full dinner, beverages, and dessert. Enjoy this interactive mystery about a group of nuns who try to thwart a serial killer in their midst!
Bunny Tales Tea Party - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
March 21, 2015 - Stamford
Meet the real life animals that inspired Miss Potter's beloved characters such as Jemima Puddle Duck, Mr. Jeremy Fisher, Mrs.Tiggy Winkle, and of course, Peter Rabbit. Tea-time delights made from the fruits and veggies that might have grown in Mr. McGregor's garden will be served. An activity and storytime are also planned. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Space is limited. Be sure to book your spot early by calling 203.977.6521. Herbal tea graciously provided by Teavana.
Eight is Great! Come Celebrate! - The Voracious Reader
March 21, 2015 - Larchmont
Join us for an all-day birthday party to celebrate eight years in business! Cake and candles at 3pm. We’ll have giveaways, stories and treats all day. Let us thank you for your support as we share some of the years’ highlights.
Kidgits Breakfast with the Easter Bunny! - Jefferson Valley Mall
March 21, 2015 - Yorktown Heights
Kidgits members are invited to hop down to Jefferson Valley Mall Saturday, March 21st from 8:30AM-10:00AM as we spring into a fun, festive day celebrating the arrival of the much loved Easter Bunny! Children will have the opportunity to nibble on a delicious breakfast as well as enjoy festive activities, interactive games, raffle prizes and more!
Not a member? For just $5 annually, your child will be invited to monthly, member only events, win prizes, get a birthday gift, and a T-shirt!
The Paramount Presents: Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival’s Macbeth! - Paramount Hudson Valley Theater
March 21, 2015 - Peekskill
Join us at the Paramount Hudson Valley Theater on Saturday, March 21st at 2 PM for the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival’s Macbeth!
Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival presents Macbeth, Shakespeare’s thrilling tragedy about a young man’s murderous ambition to steal the crown. This spine-tingling tale will seize your imagination with witches, warlords, spells and superstitions and electrify you with every twist and turn through murder, madness and mayhem. The show runs approximately 90 minutes and includes a post-show talkback with the cast.
Tickets are $23 for adults and $17 for children, students, and seniors (including all tax/fees). Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office, via phone at 914-739-0039 (ext 2) or by visiting http://paramounthudsonvalley.com/events/event/hudson-valley-shakespeare-festival-macbeth.
Box Office Hours*:
Mon-Fri, Sun: 1pm-6pm
*Extended hours for show nights
Spring Equinox Hike at Westmoreland Sanctuary - Westmoreland Sanctuary
March 21, 2015 - Mount Kisco
After the long, cold winter spring has officially arrived! What better way to celebrate than a hike through the Westmoreland Sanctuary forest. Join Westmoreland staff for a guided hike through the woods and discover what the animals and plants are doing to celebrate the start of spring. Dress for the weather and wear good hiking shoes.
Magician Sammy Cortino - White Plains Performing Arts Center
March 21, 2015 - White Plains
As seen on BRAVO TV, SYFY & NBC; Sammy Cortino will change the way you think about magic and show how the world’s oldest art form can not only be amazing, but also rock. Part magic show, part rock concert; Sammy Cortino has been described as Jimmy Page meets David Blaine. In his 90-minute exploration of magic’s edge, Cortino stuns audiences with never-before-seen feats; like cutting and restoring a cable on a working guitar before jamming to bluesy rock tunes. He attempts a Russian roulette with four Oreos and a razor blade. Delving into the minds of his audience, Cortino also showcases his mastery of mind reading and will even draw a spectator’s thoughts on a sketch pad. This act is turning heads all across the country!
Merging the power of music with the captivating art of magic, Sammy Cortino is spellbinding audiences in ways never conceived. While the general public pairs magic with sequins, blow-dried hair, and rigged box tricks; Cortino amazes audiences in no-nonsense fashion with original feats of the impossible utilizing familiar objects like iPads and guitars as props. In some cases, he’s merely feet away from his audience, making the magic more believable and showgoers a part of the magic. The show is backed to a diverse soundtrack as Cortino storms the stage with charisma and original effects. Be it the ferocity of the clanging guitars of THE STROKES or the melodic wispiness of THE SHINS, music and magic become one in this ground-breaking live experience.
As one of the youngest international magicians in history, Sammy Cortino was identified as “a dedicated student of magic” by Master Magician Lance Burton and is rocking a new generation of audiences with a fresh approach to the art of magic.
Main Street Indoor Market at the Westchester County Center - Westchester County Center
Through March 22, 2015 - White Plains
Vendors, artisans, and food producers, all from the tri-state area, will offer fresh, local foods, such as cheeses, pickles, meats, baked goods, and wine as well as products like handmade jewelry, soaps, and body butters. And, to tempt shoppers and help them make their selections, food vendors will offer samples of their products.
Shoppers will enjoy live music performed by studio musician/pianist/singer Jon Cobert, who has recorded and toured with some of the greats in the music business including John Lennon, Tom Chapin, and Harry Chapin, among many others. He'll be putting his spin on tunes by artist of every era and style, from Gershwin and Cole Porter to Tom Petty and The Beatles, creating a truly eclectic and fun musical experience. Admission is free. Parking fees apply at the County Center lots. A list of vendors and valuable coupons are available at countycenter.biz.
The Main Street Market is sponsored by Westchester County Parks and Friends of Westchester County Parks, Inc.
Saturdays, Feb. 8 and Mar. 22 from 10am-3pm.
Hair Presented by Clocktower Players Adult Troupe - Irvington Town Hall Theatre
Through March 22, 2015 - Irvington
Let your hair down and share the love!
Hair is both a joyous celebration of youth and a poignant journey through a tumultuous 1960s America. This exuberant musical about a group of politically active, long-haired hippies searching for truth, peace, and love in Vietnam War-era America has struck a resonant chord with audiences of all ages. Featuring an extraordinary and multi-cultural cast singing a long list of chart-topping hit songs, including "Aquarius," "Good Morning, Starshine," "Easy To Be Hard," and "Let the Sun Shine In." The themes and struggles in Hair, although from another era, seem vital and relevant to the times we live in today.
Book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado; music by Galt Macdermot; produced for the Broadway stage by Michael Butler; originally produced by the New York Shakespeare Festival Theatre.
Presented by Clocktower Players Adult Troupe.
New York International Children's Film Festival 2015 - IFC Center and other theaters
Through March 22, 2015 -
Explore the world without leaving New York City. Every year, New York International Children's Film Festival presents hundreds of the best new films from around the world for kids and teens ages 3-18.
Highlights include US and North American feature film premieres of Studio Ghibli’s When Marnie Was There (Japan), BBC’s Enchanted Kingdom 3D (UK), Mune (France), and Moomins on the Riviera (France), the US premiere of Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet (Various Countries), the east coast premiere of the new Aardman feature Shaun the Sheep the Movie (UK). For complete listings see website.
NYICFF is offering NYMetroParents readers a special discount on tickets to the festival when purchased online. Use special code BAP15 for $2 off each ticket.
Camp Echo Bay Open Houses - Salesian High School
Through March 22, 2015 - New Rochelle
A tradition of excellence for over 72 years conducted by the Salesian Priests and Brothers of St. John Bosco. Swimming, arts and crafts, sports, cheerleading, games, and more on 17 wooded acres on Long Island Sound.
Family Art Project: Oh, My! Orchid Prints - Wave Hill
Through March 22, 2015 - Bronx
Observe the unusual shapes of the enchanting orchid flower. Working with large pieces of construction paper, simple templates and contrasting backgrounds, make simple, bold, brushy orchid-inspired prints that are easy for all!
Brewster High School Performing Arts presents 'Shrek the MusicaL' - Brewster High School
Through March 22, 2015 - Brewster
Brewster High School Performing Arts presents "Shrek the Musical," a song-and dance-filled stage adaptation of the Oscar-winning DreamWorks animated film.
March 19, 20, 21, 22
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night at 7:30pm.
Saturday and Sunday afternoon at 2:00pm.
at the Brewster High School Performing Arts Center
50 Foggintown Rd, Brewster, NY.
Join Shrek, our unlikely hero, and his loyal steed Donkey as they set off on a quest to rescue the beautiful (if slightly temperamental) Princess Fiona from her tower guarded by a fire breathing love-sick dragon. Add the diminutive Lord Farquaad, a gang of fairytale misfits, and a gingerbread man with attitude, and you’ve got the must see musical comedy – SHREK THE MUSICAL!
Directed and produced by Stephanie Rubino, Music Direction by Lauren Ellis, Vocal Direction by Patricia Taylor and Choreography by Seven Star School of Performing Arts' owner, Nicole Aravena, "Shrek the Musical" tickets will go on sale Monday, February 23rd.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students/seniors and are available for purchase at the door or online.
Itsy Bitsy Playgroup at Temple Sholom - Temple Sholom
Through March 25, 2015 - Greenwich
Gather with moms just like you and nourish your need for community. Bond with other mothers and babies during music time and gross motor play. Sessions are Free and are led by Music Specialist Sarah Fradkin. Registration is required. You do not need to be a member of Temple Sholom to participate. To attend or for more information contact: email@example.com.
Read to Rover - Mt. Kisco Public Library
Through March 26, 2015 - Mt. Kisco
Dogs love listening to stories...and they're famously uncritical! Kids of all ages can practice reading to a therapy dog. Call 914-666-8041 for more information. Sponsored by the K9 Kids 4H Club. March 5, 12, 19, and 26.
Ossining Winter Farmers' Market - Claremont Elementary School
Through March 28, 2015 - 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. Every Saturday from 9am-1pm, through March 28.
Fondue and a Show - The Melting Pot of White Plains
Through March 31, 2015 - White Plains
Fondue dining allows everyone to enjoy good conversation, eat slowly, and savor each bite...plus, it's fun! Every Saturday in March from 12-4pm, enjoy a three course meal (cheese fondue, salad, and chocolate fondue) for $30, including a complimentary ticket to a movie at the City Center Cinema. (Tickets are not valid for full value of IMAX, 3D, or director's hall showings, but may be used towards the purchase of one of those showings.) Add on an entree for $12.95 per person. Visit meltingpot.com/white-plains/specials for details.
Guided Trail Experience - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through March 31, 2015 - Scarsdale
Discover who left that track, which tree makes the best animal home, or which mushrooms make the best dinner. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. Saturdays and Sundays in March at 11:30am: March 1, 14, 15, 21, and 22.
With support from Con Edison.
Family Studio: Art & Science Projects at the Hudson River Museum - Hudson River Museum
Through March 31, 2015 - Yonkers
Creative activities inspired by the Museum's collections and exhibitions, led by junior docents and science professionals. For ages 7 and older; activities can be adapted for younger children.
Thursday Morning Storytime at B&N City Center: The Toe Show - Barnes & Noble City Center
Through March 31, 2015 - White Plains
Join Toe, bookseller/entertainer extraordinaire, for stories, singing, and lively fun.
Tuesday Toddler Tour - Bruce Museum
Through March 31, 2015 - Greenwich
Explore the museum's collections through picture books and hands-on activities. Each week offers a different theme. No reservation required. For ages 3-5 with an adult.
Baby Day at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema - Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
Through March 31, 2015 - Yonkers
Skip the sitter and bring your new addition with you to these baby-friendly screenings. Every Tuesday, the first show of the day on (excluding national holidays and special festival screenings), parents are welcome to bring their infants. The lights are kept up a bit, and the sound down a bit, so your little one never has to know they even went to the movies!
Pack Chat for Kids (ages 4-8) - Wolf Conservation Center
Through March 31, 2015 - South Salem
An excellent introduction to wolves for families with young children. Guests visit Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa, Nikai, and Zephyr, as well as the center's other endangered wolves. Don't forget a camera. Pre-registration required.
Tuesday Storytime at the Pelham Public Library - Pelham Public Library
Through March 31, 2015 - Pelham
Tuesday morning story time for children ages 3-5. There are a total of 40 seats. Sign-in is required and it is first come, first served. Sign-in begins at 10:15am. No one will be admitted after story time begins.
Tot Tuesdays at LEGOLAND Discovery Center - LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester
Through March 31, 2015 - Yonkers
The tri-state area's youngest LEGO enthusiasts can enjoy special activities during Tot Tuesdays. Tot Tuesdays will take place every Tuesday, from 10am-2pm, at Ridge Hill in Yonkers. Little LEGO lovers and their parents can experience the attraction and enjoy events tailored for them.
Guests will also get to enjoy the attraction's range of interactive experiences, including its 4D cinema, two LEGO amusement rides and MINILAND, the venue's signature re-creation of landmark locations and buildings throughout Westchester County and New York City, made entirely out of LEGO bricks. Free Wi-Fi will be available for parents at the attraction.
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester is a $12 million, 32,300-square-foot indoor attraction featuring more than 3 million LEGO bricks, geared towards children ages 3-10 and their families. Its range of educational and interactive attractions will include hands-on play areas, a 4D cinema, master classes led by Master Model Builders, two LEGO amusement rides, special party rooms, and MINILAND. To purchase tickets and annual passes, or for more information, visit legolanddiscoverycenter.com/westchester.
Tuesdays, Feb. 3, 10, 17, and 24 from 10am-2pm.
'Camelot' - Westchester Broadway Theatre
Through April 05, 2015 - Elmsford
One of history's greatest love stories and Lerner and Loewe's timeless masterpiece. King Arthur and his new queen, Guinevere, rule their kingdom with ideals of chivalry and peace, but the arrival of Sir Lancelot threatens the foundation of the realm in one of the most fabled love triangles of all time. Revel in the glorious music including, "If Ever I Would Leave You," "The Lusty Month of May," "How to Handle a Woman," "I Loved You Once in Silence," and "What Do the Simple Folk Do?". Directed and choreographed by Broadway's Richard Sabellico, this new, intimate production focuses on the dynamic, rich, and intense characters in this most regal of American musicals. Jan. 29 through Apr. 5.
Universoul Circus - Gateway Center
Through April 06, 2015 - Bronx
UniverSoul Circus is a mix of circus artistry, music, dance and style – all inspired by reflections of today’s global culture. For several years, UniverSoul Circus has ranked in the top 10 of Ticketmaster’s Top 25 Most-Requested Family Events in the U.S. by fans.
The Orchid Show: Chandeliers - New York Botanical Garden
Through April 19, 2015 - Bronx
Elaborate and kaleidoscopic hanging displays throughout the galleries of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory explode with orchids in an amazing array of colors, shapes, sizes, and textures.
Mamaroneck Indoor Winter Farmers' Market - St. Thomas Episcopal Church - Heathcote Hall
Through May 02, 2015 - Mamaroneck
Farm-fresh foods from local vendors. The Mamaroneck Winter Farmers Market will be held indoors during the cold winter days, and move out to St. Thomas Church parking lot in the warmer days of spring. Specialty foods, baked goods, eggs, dairy, honey, pantry staples, beverages, meat and poultry, fruit and vegetables, fish and seafood. Saturdays, 9am-1pm, through May 2.
The New York Spring Spectacular starring The Rockettes, Laura Benanti and Derek Hough - Radio City Music Hall
Through May 03, 2015 - Midtown
This all new show stars the legendary Rockettes, Derek Hough, Laura Benanti, and the voices of Whoopi Goldberg and Bella Thorne.
Billed as a whirlwind adventure across New York City, the production celebrates the wonder of springtime in Manhattan with a story about three New Yorkers who change each other's lives in unexpectedly wonderful ways.
Exuberant and energetic, it features all new Rockettes dance numbers, 3D effects, live action puppets and a fun soundtrack of both new songs and classic hits. Spring Spectacular is sure to be an instant hit with dance and musical theater fans, as well as Rockettes aficionados.
This brand-new live theatrical production is led by an award-winning creative team that includes Tony and Drama Desk Award winner Warren Carlyle as director and choreographer, Tony Award winning director and Artistic Director of the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) Diane Paulus and American playwright and Drama Desk Award winner Randy Weiner as the show's co-creative directors and up-and-coming playwright Joshua Harmon.
Previews start March 12, opens on March 26.
Exhibition: Divergent Currents: The Ripple Effect of Japan on Ceramic Artists in America at the Clay Art Center - Clay Art Center
Through May 09, 2015 - Port Chester
A national invitational exhibition featuring work by 14 ceramic artists who each have individual ties to Japan, yet create work outside of the traditional Japanese genre. The sculptural and utilitarian works of various scale, diversity, and content will create a compelling manifestation of how Japan and its sensibilities have influenced these contemporary American ceramic artists. Catalog available.
Frohawk Two Feathers: Kill Your Best Ideas, The Battle for New York and Its Lifeline, the Hudson River - Hudson River Museum
Through May 17, 2015 - Yonkers
Frohawk, artist and storyteller, paints and writes stories about battles, conquests, and the cast of characters that makes it all happen for his imaginary Republic of Frengland. In ink, acrylic, and tea, on paper and on canvas, Frohawk, born Umar Rashid in 1976, creates a fictional world that looks quite a bit like our real one.
This exhibition is the final episode in the artist's series on Colonial America, his successful combining of art, history, and sometimes wicked, but always fun-to-read, commentary on people — Europeans, adventurers, and explorers, North American Indians, freed and enslaved blacks, and ravishing women who love, laugh, and die on the banks of the Hudson from Manhattan up to Lake Oneida.
The action begins in 1791 and continues through 1793, real time for a New York City just flaunting its new identity on the southern tip of the island of Manhattan, and thriving under English rule. The city's first denizens, the Dutch, are "“has beens," unwillingly departed from the city they called New Amsterdam, and now skirmishing with their Iroquois allies in the Hudson Valley nearby to the north.
Real and not real, fact and fiction, Frengland (a combo of France, England, and Ireland) and Batavia (the Netherlands) fight the climactic Battle of Yonkers, recorded and viewed for the first time at the Hudson River Museum, situated by the river in the very countryside that inspired the 19th-century Hudson River School painters. The landscapes of three artists, Jasper Cropsey, Asher Durand, and James Renwick Brevoort, inspired Frohawk's scenic work for this exhibition, which also includes almost a dozen new pieces, among them The Battle of Yonkers and the Death of Iroquois Chief Joseph. Also new to Frohawk's story and the Hudson Valley is a Trojan Horse. Named for the war machine with which the ancient Greeks surprised the Trojans, Frohawk's horse holds some surprises of its own — it sports two heads and is filled with warriors from both sides of the quarrel. Glass figures, they are fragile and exhausted from the wars. The wooden horse soars 22 feet high in the center of the exhibition, and is illuminated from within. For Frohawk followers, favorite characters reappear, too, among them Bonnie Prince Johnnie and his flamboyant general Orlande, Duc du Rouen, who "amidst his sh*t-colored crew was a gilded peacock with sapphires for eyes."
Umar Rashid (Frohawk Two Feathers), an Illinois native who now lives and works in Los Angeles, California, first studied photography, film, and writing at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. His recent solo exhibitions include the Wadsworth Athenaeum (Hartford, CT), Wellin Museum of Art (Clinton, NY), the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey (Summit, NJ), the Nevada Museum of Art (Reno, NV), and the Museum of Contemporary Art (Denver, CO).
The exhibition is organized by the Hudson River Museum and curated by its deputy director, Bartholomew F. Bland. Exhibition design is by Dillon Lundeen Goldschlag. The fully illustrated catalog that accompanies the exhibition explores Frohawk's work and contains the full narrative of this final episode, the fifth and last in his series "The American Proteus: An Invocation and the Wars Between the Rivers." Proteus, mythic Greek god of rivers and seas, is the name the artist has selected for his contemporary myth of the New World.
Promoting the President: In Celebration of Washington’s Birthday - Hudson River Museum
Through May 17, 2015 - Yonkers
We look for our president in paintings, photographs, and sculpture, where we may see him as a warrior, family man, or a man of faith. Washington, the nation's first soldier and president, is the prototype for political promotion, too. For this exhibition, Gilbert Stuart's famous painting, George Washington, on loan to the museum, as well as the museum's collection of artifacts and engravings show this leader in images beautiful, respectful, and, sometimes, flamboyant, that were made to frame our vision of him and charge our patriotism and memories.
George Washington was painted three times by American painter Gilbert Stuart between 1775 and 1776. Everyone wanted a portrait of the hero of the American Revolution and Gilbert, himself, made rare copies of his second: The Atheneum portrait. All are treasured. One, at the museum for this exhibition, shows the president looking to the right out at the viewer, his left hand framed by a gilded arm rest.
Images of Washington often show him an elder statesman, bringing peace and stability to the new nation of the United States after the turmoil of its Revolutionary War. The Museum complements these images with early books and prints that illustrate his life in many aspects and the popular perceptions of him after his death. People tend to turn to Washington and look for his image during trying times such as Washington's own death in 1799 and during the Civil War in the 1860s, as well as in times of celebration at the centennial of the United States in 1876, and the bBicentennial of Washington's birth in 1932.
Promoting the President focuses on images of George Washington grouped in four themes: first, General-Hero: seen in a number of notable prints, including Alexander Campbell's 1777 George Washington General and Commander en Chief of the Continental Army in America; or General Washington, 1781, after John Trumbull; Memorials and Mementos: illustrated by Washington's Headquarters, a mid-19th century painting attributed to E.C. Coates, and on the covers of popular media in the 1930s that celebrated the bicentennial of Washington's birth in poster art and merchandising; third, Portraits: foremost the Gilbert Stuart painting as well as engravings such as the famous “Porthole” engraving from the Original painting of Washington from life by Rembrandt Peale, circa 1870; and, last, Washington as Man or Myth: illustrated here in the famous myth: "Father I Cannot Tell a Lie, I Cut the Tree," in the 1867 engraving by George White.
The successful visual promotion of Washington to his public was adopted by the presidents who followed, as they sought visual presence before the public. By Abraham Lincoln's time, from 1861 to 1865, photographs, like paintings less than a century before, became the vehicle for showing the president at work. Both leaders were continually linked together in the public's perception, as seen in a pair of 1860s engravings based on paintings by F.B. Schell: The Washington Family and The Lincoln Family. In each, the president is seated, his wife and children surrounding him, a grouping that reflects the 19th-century's idealization of domestic life and that society's desire to see its leaders as moral men. An 1865 Currier and Ives lithograph pictures Washington (The Father) and Lincoln (The Saviour) of the country.
The combination of the magnificent Gilbert Stuart loan with the art and popular culture collections from the museum's holdings tell much about how we view and remember historical figures. The exhibition is organized by the Hudson River Museum.
Born to Be Wild - Maritime Aquarium
Through May 21, 2015 - Norwalk
Academy-Award winner Morgan Freeman lends his voice to this film which follows orphaned baby orangutans and elephants, and the people who rescue and raise them for eventual release back into the wild. Through May 21,2015.
Humpback Whales - Maritime Aquarium
Through May 21, 2015 - Norwalk
Narrated by actor Ewan McGregor, this appealing film takes audiences to Alaska, Hawaii and the Kingdom of Tonga for a close-up look at how these whales communicate, sing, feed, play and take care of their young. Humpbacks were nearly driven to extinction 50 years ago, but today are making a steady recovery. Join a team of researchers as they seek out what makes humpbacks the most acrobatic of all whales, why only the males sing, and why these intelligent 50-foot, 48-ton animals migrate more than 6,000 miles every year. February 13-May 21, 2015.
Dinotopia: The Fantastical Art of James Gurney - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
Through May 25, 2015 - Stamford
This fascinating exhibition features 59 original oil paintings from the The New York Times bestseller Dinotopia: A Land Apart From Time, Dinotopia: The World Beneath (1995), and Dinotopia: Journey to Chandara (2007) by James Gurney. The fantastical
art of contemporary artist, James Gurney, was inspired by a childhood fascination with archaeology, dinosaurs, lost civilizations, and art. His big break as an illustrator came from National Geographic magazine with a series of challenging assignments working with scientists and historians to recreate ancient worlds; a project that inspired the conceptual framework for Dinotopia. Also included are the artist's preliminary studies, reference photos, and handmade scale-models. For fossil fans and dinosaur devotees, a variety of specimens from the Paleontology Collection of the Stamford Museum will also be exhibited. February 14-May 25, 2015.
John Ruppert's Yellow Orb/Homage to Van Gogh - Katonah Museum of Art
Through May 31, 2015 - Katonah
Yellow Orb/Homage to Van Gogh, created by sculptor John Ruppert specifically for the Katonah Museum of Art campus, will be on view on the front lawn of the KMA.
Ruppert transforms prison-grade chain link fabric into large, vessel-like forms. Chain link typically connotes danger and boundaries; it is a commercial product intended to confine, protect, and keep out. The material reflects the urban environs of Ruppert's Baltimore studio, and is one that the artist often employs for his sculptures. The industrial fencing is an unexpected element in the bucolic landscape of the Katonah Museum of Art. Also surprising is its intense yellow color, which is luminous and joyful. The woven wire mesh creates shifting optical patterns that animate the work in surprising ways.
On view through May 31, 2015.
The Katonah Museum of Art (KMA), located at 134 Jay St. (Route 22) in Katonah, NY, is a cultural destination offering changing exhibitions that feature art from all cultures and time periods. The Museum attracts visitors from Westchester and Fairfield Counties, as well as the larger tri-state region. Located at the northern end of Katonah's "Museum Mile" just off of Route 22, and neighboring John Jay Homestead and Caramoor, the Katonah Museum of Art is a two-minute taxi ride from the Katonah Metro North train station.
The KMA offers lectures, workshops, concerts, and other events for a general audience, as well as innovative and substantive programs for over 100 member schools. The Learning Center is an interactive space where children can come on a daily basis to explore and create art. Among the many programs for children and families are Stroller Tours, Family Days, Saturday Story Time, Schools Out/Arts In vacation day programs, and art classes for children ages 3-12. The Museum's innovative Arte Juntos/Art Together program for new immigrant families has been recognized as a model program by the federal government.
The KMA mounts ten exhibitions per year in its main galleries, Sculpture Garden, and Learning Center. Influential modernist architect Edward Larrabee Barnes designed the 10,000-square-foot building.
On view through May 31, 2015 during Museum hours: Sunday: 12-5pm; Tuesday through Saturday: 10am-5pm. Closed Monday.
Glenview Tours - Hudson River Museum
Through May 31, 2015 - Yonkers
Take a tour of Glenview, led by a Glenview explainer. See elegant 19th century restored period rooms, and highlights from the collection, including items once owned by the Trevors, the family that built Glenview. Tours at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, and 4pm Saturdays and Sundays, Feb. 7 to May 31. Check museum website for last-minute schedule changes.
Kuba Textiles: Geometry in Form, Space, and Time - Neuberger Museum of Art
Through June 28, 2015 - Purchase
Exhibitions on Kuba textiles have been few. Fewer still have examined the tradition of splendid, long Kuba skirts and overskirts; and none have drawn upon the two great early collections of the Royal Museum of Central Africa in Tervuren, Belgium, and the William Henry Sheppard collection at Hampton University, Virginia, that provide textiles of documented date and provenance.
Kuba Textiles: Geometry in Form, Space, and Time will, for the first time, bring together unique holdings in this field and contrast documented early Kuba textiles with textiles attributed to the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The exhibition will lay the foundation of a standard of comparison and historical trajectory for an in-depth evaluation of Kuba textiles. It will establish a cultural context, and illustrate the continued presence and visual language of Kuba design beyond the Kingdom of the Kuba in the twentieth century.
The exhibition will feature approximately eighty pieces, including approximately thirty-two splendid skirts and overskirts, textiles that range in length from a 48-inch
fragment to a 356-inch full skirt. A fully illustrated catalogue will accompany the exhibition, with essays by curator Marie-Therese Brincard; Dr. Patricia Darish, independent scholar; Dr. Christraud Geary, Teel Senior Curator of African and Oceanic Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Christina Giuntini, conservator, Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas, The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Dr. Verena Traeger, University of Vienna; and Dr. Julien Volper, Associate Curator, Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale Tervuren. Organized by the Neuberger Museum of Art of Purchase College, SUNY, and curated by Consultant Curator for the African Collection, Marie-Therese Brincard.
On view March 1 through June 28, 2015.
Meerkats - Maritime Aquarium
Through June 30, 2015 - Norwalk
Meerkats are members of the mongoose family that live in social ?mobs? in the Kalahari Desert, in the southern African nations of Botswana and South Africa. No mere cats, meerkats are fascinating for living in structured but cooperative societies, including a foraging strategy where adults take turns standing guard upright on their hind feet, watching for predators, while the others eat.
The meerkats? exhibit offers opportunities for climbing, digging and exploring, with several feeding locations to keep them on the alert for incoming crickets. A viewing bubble lets visitors pop up right among the meerkats. February 14-June 30, 2015.
Evening Film Club (Grades 9 - 12) - The Picture House Regional Film Center
Through June 30, 2015 - Pelham
Students in grades 9 through 12 who are interested in a deeper involvement with filmmaking can join The Evening Film Club. This dynamic and interactive year long course is held weekly from October through June in the Picture House's screening room. Students are immersed in the inner working of film production as they move through the cycle of writing, casting, directing, and producing their original short feature. There is no charge for this course, however enrollment is limited to 10 students.
Preschool Place - NY Hall of Science
Through June 30, 2015 - Corona
The ideal space to explore, discover and build! Little ones can experience multi-sensory activities in a safe, protected area and is specially designed to meet the developmental needs of children ages birth to 6 years old. Sing-alongs, story times and art activities are featured during weekends and holidays. This program is available thru June 30, 2015.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Barrymore Theater
Through September 06, 2015 - Times Square Theater District
This acclaimed National Theatre production brings Mark Haddon's internationally best-selling novel to life, and has wowed critics.
Fifteen-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor's dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever.
The show transferred to London's West End, following a sold-out run at the National's Cottesloe Theatre in 2012. The production received seven 2013 Olivier Awards, including Best New Play and continues to play to sold-out houses at the Gielgud Theatre in London.
Check out this record-breaking theatrical phenomenon before it sells out.
Adapted Tennis Fun - New Rochelle Racquet Club
Through December 20, 2015 - New Rochelle
Fun For Cure, Inc. is hosting an ongoing Adapted Tennis FUN program for children with special needs and chronic illness. Families are invited to participate as well! All ages! Join at any time by calling Flo at 914 713 4065 or sign up online at www.funforcure.com ......
FREE snacks are provided according to diet needs and restrictions...
We focus on FUN as a top priority! Parents may stay or drop off! Come every Friday at 3:30 to 4:30pm...
Toy Boat-Making Workshop - Maritime Aquarium
Through December 31, 2015 - Norwalk
Visit the toy boat-making area on weekends for a fun 20-minute boat-building project. Build and decorate a toy sailboat to take home as a special keepsake of your visit. Saturdays and Sundays year-round.
Africa: From the Desert to the Sea - Maritime Aquarium
Through December 31, 2015 - Norwalk
Explore the aquatic wonders of Africa, including amazing fish from the Nile River, the lakes of Africa's Great Rift Valley and the Red Sea. Species highlighted include exotic air-breathing lungfish that can survive for a year if their waterhole goes dry, and colorful cichlids and coral reef species that shine in shimmering rainbows. January 1 2014 - December 31, 2015.
Mt. Kisco Farmers' Market - St. Marks Church
Through December 31, 2015 - Mt. Kisco
Includes fresh, wholesome food and a large selection of natural items - soaps, lotions, candles, knitted items, lavender and more. The market is managed by Sandra Lena of John Boy's Farm.
Each week the Market will feature a local chef preparing the "$5 Slow Food Local Harvest Meal" using the freshest local ingredients. Bring the family and enjoy!
Dragons: Real or Myth - Maritime Aquarium
Through February 11, 2016 - Norwalk
Dragons are very real but none of them breathe fire. While they're often a creature in mythological tales, you can find dragons living today--on land and in the sea as you'll discover in this fun new exhibit which features animals that have the word dragon in their names. Visitors encounter such species as: dragon moray eels; the seahorse cousin called the weedy sea dragon; and terrestrial lizards like black dragons, flying dragons, sailfin dragons, bearded dragons, frilled dragons and more. In addition to highlighting the unique characteristics of these animals, the exhibit will explore the facts and fiction of mythological dragons and their roles in cultures throughout time. Visitors will be encouraged to find similarities between the displayed live creatures and the dragons of lore. February 14, 2015 -Feb 11, 2016.