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.
Main Street Market at the Westchester County Center - Westchester County Center
March 22, 2015 - White Plains
Local foods and products. No professional antiques or collectible dealers or representatives of nationally branded products or businesses will be allowed. Parking is $5.
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.
Yonkers Philharmonic Free Orchestra Concert - Saunders Trade High School
March 22, 2015 - Yonkers
The Yonkers Philharmonic presents a free concert with guest conductor Tong Chen.
Natural Fun and Fitness - Greenburgh Nature Center
March 22, 2015 - Scarsdale
Jump, climb, and swing your way through the Nature Center's fields and forests. Have fun on a naturalist-led exercise course that will have everyone learning, laughing, and meeting some 'wild' new friends.
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.
Westchester Moms of Multiples Annual Baby and Kids Tag Sale - Tuckahoe Community Center
March 22, 2015 - Tuckahoe
It's Back! The County wide famous Westchester Moms of Multiples 16th annual Baby & Kid's Tag Sale! If you have young children, have infants, or are expecting, no need to purchase brand new items the kids will stop using soon! This tag sale is known for its quality controlled, new or like-new items. First come, first served!
5th Mommy To Bee Expo - Villa Maria Academy
March 22, 2015 - Bronx
The Mommy To Bee Expo is the only Baby Shower Expo to take place in the Bronx. It's a trade show like no other baby shower you've ever seen.
This event is for all moms-to-be and new moms in the Tri-State area. Featuring more than 40 top companies in the baby industry, it's a one-stop-shop for growing families. Parents, friends, and families will enjoy mingling and shopping with other expectant moms while learning how to prepare for their growing families this spring. More than 40 different companies will be present, including baby goods, mommy and me, registry services, parenting services, fitness, safety, health and life insurance, photographers, retailers, and more. Moms will go home with a 'Baby Bag' of sponsored baby goods for Mom and baby, valued at more than the ticket price. (Guaranteed to the first 100 guests checked-in only.)
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.
Fly Guy & Other Stories - Emelin Theatre
March 22, 2015 - Mamaroneck
Fly Guy Meets Fly Girl (by Tedd Arnold). Fly Guy has met his match, and her name is Fly Girl. Fly Guy is totally impressed, and totally smitten. Will Fly Guy and Fly Girl get married and leave Buzz without his dear pet?
Diary of a Worm (by Doreen Cronin). It's great to be a worm, but a wormy life also has its difficulties (like wiggling across a playground as human kids jump rope). Follow a worm's adventures as he writes about them all in his diary.
Fluffy the Classroom Guinea Pig (by Kate McMullan). When Fluffy enters a Best Pets Contest, a pesky flea threatens to derail the entire competition.
Horace & Morris But Mostly Dolores (by James Howe). Three mice promise to be best friends forever. But when Horace and Morris join the Mega-Mice club (for boys only!), and Dolores becomes a Cheese Puff (for girls only!), what will happen to their friendship?
Kitten's First Full Moon (by Kevin Henkes). What a night! The moon is full. Kitten is hungry and inquisitive and brave and fast and persistent and unlucky...then lucky! What a night!
Lilly's Big Day (by Kevin Henkes). Lilly's teacher is getting married, and Lilly just knows she'll be a great flower girl, despite the fact that Mr. Slinger has already asked his niece. When the other girl suffers a bout of stage fright, it's up to Lilly to save the day!
Paper Bag Princess (by Robert Munsch). When a ferocious dragon smashes Princess Elizabeth's castle, burns all her fancy clothes, and kidnaps her beloved prince, she dons a paper bag and comes to the rescue.
A Theatreworks USA production for ages 4 and older.
Diane Darst Family Day - Bruce Museum
March 22, 2015 - Greenwich
This program is designed for families and children to foster appreciation and understanding of art related to current Museum exhibitions and based on the Learning to Look(r) curriculum developed by Diane W. Darst and Sue Ann Massey Williamson. The lessons are presented by a Learning to Look(r) instructor at 1:15 pm and repeated at 2:15 pm. There will be additional activities in the Education Workshop.
PLAYTIME: Bari Koral Family Rock Band - Stamford Palace Theater
March 22, 2015 - Stamford
Refreshing simplicity and tuneful bounce mark this collection of splendid pop-rock songs for the wee set from singer-songwriter Bari Koral, who can write a clap-along song with the best of them ("Clap It!) and capture a young child's "I'm a big kid now," lunch-packing pride ("Backpack Song") with her expressive pop soprano.
Harrison School Of Music - Student Recital - All Saints Church
March 22, 2015 - Harrison
The Harrison School Of Music will be holding a student recital on Sunday, March 22 at All Saints Church in Harrison NY. For more information visit harrisonmusicschool.com.
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!
Trumble in the Trove - White Plains Public Library
March 22, 2015 - White Plains
A free day fun for the whole family. Activities and programs are still TBA at press time, but past Trumbles have included puppet and magic shows, crafts, story times, movies, and more. Check with Trove staff for details at 914-422-1476.
Little Makers: Exploring Circuitry - NY Hall of Science
March 22, 2015 - Corona
This program invites families with young children to tinker, design and create together. Participants will explore new materials, tools and processes as they make a project to take home. Sometimes creativity can get messy, so dress your little maker (and yourself) in old clothing that can be splattered with things like paint, ink and glue. Little makers 18 months and older will repurpose everyday objects like paper clips, pipe cleaners and cardboard into illuminated works of art. In the process, they’ll explore the basics of circuitry with foil, coin batteries and colorful LEDs. Materials fee $8 per family. Registration required.
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.
Animals in Spring at Westmoreland Sanctuary - Westmoreland Sanctuary
March 22, 2015 - Mount Kisco
The long winter is over and we are getting out and enjoying the spring weather and outdoor activities. Come meet our resident animals and learn what the creatures of our forests are doing this spring.
Giving2Gether - Temple Beth Shalom
March 22, 2015 - Mahopac
Have you been looking for a way to teach your pre-schooler about important Jewish values like kindness, charity, and caring for the world?
Join us to meet new friends, participate in hands-on activities, share snacks, sing songs, hear stories, and enjoy an exciting program!
Geared for families with children ages 2-5 and their sibilings. Free!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Macy's Flower Show 2015 - Macy's Herald Square
Through April 04, 2015 - Midtown
Celebrate the glory of spring with this annual floral treat. The theme of this year's spectacle is Art in Bloom and will take spectators into a multi-dimensional floral fantasy. Featuring incredibly landscaped gardens that celebrate the deep connection between art and nature.
Macy's Flower Show has delighted generations of New Yorkers with over-the-top presentations of lavish gardens that showcase millions of live flowers, plants and trees from around the globe.
Kid friendly events will be announced shortly.
'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.