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Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on March 26


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free and low-cost things to do with kids in Bronx Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Bronx today, March 26, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on today in Bronx's museums, galleries, and libraries for some educational fun; in the parks, for outdoor and nature activities; and in the theaters, for children's concerts and performances. Plus, get details and directions on any street fairs or holiday festivals happening March 26. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Bronx, check out our complete calendar of events.

Toddler Story Time - Westbury Friends School
Through May 31, 2012 - Westbury

Toddlers can enjoy stories, songs, and finger plays. A light snack and plenty of social interaction will be provided. A parent or caregiver must accompany each child.

Manon - Metropolitan Opera
March 26, 2012 -

Anna Netrebko's dazzling portrayal of the tragic heroine in Laurent Pelly's new production travels to the Met from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Piotr Beczala and Paulo Szot also star, with the Met's Principal Guest Conductor Fabio Luisi on the podium.

Sanja Ivekovic: Sweet Violence - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through March 26, 2012 - Manhattan

The first museum exhibition in the United States of the work of Sanja Ivekovic (b. 1949, Zagreb) covers four decades of the artist's remarkable career. A feminist, activist, and video pioneer, Ivekovic came of age in the post-1968 period, when artists broke free from mainstream institutional settings, laying the ground for a form of praxis antipodal to official art. Part of the generation known as the Nova Umjetnicka Praksa (New Art Practice), Ivekovic produced works of cross-cultural resonance that range from conceptual photomontages to video and performance. This exhibition brings together a historic group of single-channel videos and media installations, including Sweet Violence (1974), Personal Cuts (1982), Practice Makes a Master (1982/2009), General Alert (Soap Opera) (1995), and Rohrbach Living Memorial (2005). Among the 100 photomontages featured in the exhibition is Ivekovic's celebrated series Double Life (1975-76), for which the artist juxtaposed pictures of herself culled from her private albums with commercial ads clipped from the pages of women's magazines. While in the 1970s Ivekovic probed the persuasive qualities of mass media and its identity-forging potential, after 1990--following the fall of the Berlin Wall, the disintegration of Yugoslavia, and the birth of a new nation--she focused on the transformation of reality from socialist to post-socialist political systems. Ivekovic offers a fascinating view into the official politics of power, gender roles, and the paradoxes inherent in society's collective memory. The exhibition will be accompanied by a major publication.

Teen Intro to Tae Kwon Do - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
March 26, 2012 - Garnerville

After some basic stretching, teens will learn the proper technique for beginning punching and kicking while improving balance, coordination, and self-confidence. Pre-registration is required.

Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey's Circus Presents 'Dragons' - Nassau Coliseum
March 26, 2012 - Uniondale

Dragon tribes from the far reaches of the earth are brought together in a single performance, displaying their breathtaking skills in a circus tournament of champions. Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime family event when The Greatest Show On Earth brings the world together to bring your family together.

Monday Night Open Basketball - The Sports Place
March 26, 2012 - Blauvelt

Just drop-in to shoot hoops or play pick-up games.

Stories and a Craft - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
March 26, 2012 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-6 are invited for stories and a craft. Pre-registration is required.

Tales & Tunes for Tiny Tots - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
March 26, 2012 - Garnerville

Walkers up to 36 months with a parent or caregiver are invited to enjoy stories, fingerplays, songs, and bubbles. Pre-regiratation is required.

NATURE BUGS - Greenburgh Nature Center
March 26, 2012 - Scarsdale

Meet a museum animal, hear a story, do a craft or play a nature game. Portion of program held outside except in extreme conditions.

Mommy Monday - The Voracious Reader
March 26, 2012 - Larchmont

New moms and babies gather for stories, songs, and book talk. For babies 18 months and under.

Monday Afternoon Storytime - Barnes & Noble City Center
March 26, 2012 - White Plains

Storytime and activities kids and parents will love.

Sunday Family Bingo Night - The Moxie Spot
March 26, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

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

Good Reads, Great Kids - Wilton Library
March 26, 2012 - Wilton

Children in grades 2 and 3 and their parents meet and discuss personal selections and the book Frindle by Andrew Clements. Registration required.

Folk Songs from Around the World - Queens Library: Windsor Park Branch
March 26, 2012 - Bayside

Introduce the kids to some easy listening music from the olden days. Biruta Grunwald, mezzo-soprano, and Charlotte Ross Zand, concert pianist, will present international folk music. There will be music from France, Scotland, Germany, Russia, and Spain. All songs will be sung in its original language.

Knitting Circle - Alley Pond Environmental Center
March 26, 2012 - Douglaston

Need a little rest and relaxation time away from the kids? Join APEC's knitting circle. They welcome knitters, crocheters, or crafters of any kind. Come to show off a new project, share some snacks, or just knit with friends. Please note that this is a meeting for adults who know how to knit, not a class. Call or e-mail Liz at x 200 or with any questions about the group, and let APEC know if you plan on attending.

Preschool Story and Craft - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
March 26, 2012 - Prospect Heights

Preschoolers hear a story and make a craft as a follow-up activity.

Chess for Children - Brooklyn Public Library, Crown Heights branch
March 26, 2012 - Crown Heights

Chess rocks the house!

COPE- Sibling Support Group - Elias Hicks Historical Home
March 26, 2012 - Jericho

COPE, a grief and healing organization dedicated to supporting families living with the loss of a child or sibling, holds monthly support group meetings on the 3rd or 4th Monday of the month for adult siblings.

Learn to Draw with Art Teacher Amy - Ages 6-9 - Kid Esteem Monetessori
March 26, 2012 - Lindenhurst

Step by step drawing lessons with Art Teacher Amy. Draw portraits, landscapes and master artist works. Learn how to use chalk and oil pastels, watercolors and markers. $10 supply fee.

March 26, 2012 - New York

Frankenstein Brothers is a collaboration between guitarist Buckethead and multi-instrumentalist That 1 Guy. Featuring songs from their 2008 release Bolt On Neck, tonight's show will be the first time in over three years that these two electic artists have performed the material live. Buckethead is an American musician, songwriter, and guitar virtuoso, famed for his distinctive stage outfit and elaborate shows. His music spans such diverse genres as progressive metal, thrash metal, funk, ambient, jazz, dub, and avant-garde music. Known for wearing a plain white mask and a bucket on his head when performing, he also incorporates nunchaku, robot dancing, and toy trading into his stage performances. That 1 Guy (a.k.a. Mike Silverman) is perhaps best known for, well, creating his own instrument, Magic Pipe. Standing at seven feet tall, the collection of swiveling pipes, metal gears, bass strings, and electronic buttons forms the shape of a harp, but is played like a futuristic gutbucket. With his curious instrument, creative performances, and abundant talent, That 1 Guy soon caught the attention of promoters around the world and began touring heavily, wowing crowds at Big Day Out, Glastonbury, the Monterey Jazz Festival, Lowlands, Wakarusa, and numerous other festivals.

Bookmaking Workshop - Children's Museum of the Arts
March 26, 2012 - SoHo

Explore the many different styles of book making and create your own, then complete it by writing your very own story inside.

New York Philharmonic Very Young People's Concert: Forte and Piano - Merkin Concert Hall
March 26, 2012 - Upper West Side

Designed especially for ages 3-6, this concert introduces youngsters to classical music through imaginative engagement, active listening, and hands-on music-making with members of the New York Philharmonic. Hosted by Rebecca Young, with stories by Dorian Rence and illustrations by Marion Schoevaert.

Tea & Play - Green Meadow Waldorf School
March 26, 2012 - Chestnut Ridge

Parents of prospective students can meet a member of the school's Early Childhood faculty and learn more about the school's programs for young children while their children play nearby. Pregnant mothers and parents with children from birth through kindergarten age are invited. Drop-ins are welcome; advance registration is appreciated. Contact Patricia Owens at 845-356-9715 or

Tea & Play - Early Childhood Center at Tappan Hill School
March 26, 2012 - Tarrytown

While your child plays near you, share a cup of tea with a member of the Early Childhood faculty and learn more about programs for young children. Pregnant mothers and parents with children from birth through Kindergarten age are invited. Drop-ins are welcome. Advance registration is appreciated by contacting Admissions Coordinator Patricia Owens at 845-356-9715 or

The Language Use Inventory: Assess young children's pragmatic language development - Melville Marriott
March 26, 2012 - Melville

A new standardized parent-report measure to assess young children's pragmatic language development. Presented by: Daniela O'Neill, PhD, Author of LUI.

Learn The Secrets To Buying Wine Worth Your Money - Vestry Wines
March 26, 2012 - NY

- 2 hour guide to NYC’s wine market from an industry insider - Taste great wines by lesser known wineries in two stores over cheese and meats - Test your new tasting skills and knowledge in a wine bar - Cost of wine and food included in price Wine doesn’t have to taste bad to be within your budget. Learn how to side-step the sleek marketing traps that usually trick people into buying overpriced bottles by taking a tour of Tribeca’s finest wine stores with Lyle Fass, a 15-year veteran of the industry who the New York Times dubbed, “a wine guy extraordinaire.” With his insider knowledge, Lyle will teach you how to find hidden gems produced by lesser known wineries that will give you real value for your money. You’ll visit two stores with him where you’ll taste a selection of great wines paired with cheese and meat plates. Lyle will enrich your appreciation for what you’re sipping by giving you the inside scoop on the virtues of smaller wineries and sharing the tips he’s picked up while traveling through the world’s best wine regions. Your last stop will be at a wine bar, where Lyle will buy a bottle and you’ll be able to put your new skills to the test. The cost of the wine is included in the price of the tour, but transportation is not included (we definitely don’t suggest you drive yourself).

Marion K. Salomon & Associates Inc. presents: The Language Use Inventory (LUI - Melville Marriott
March 26, 2012 - Melville

Learn about the new standardized parent-report measure to assess young children's pragmatic language development. Presented by Daniela O'Neill, PhD, Author of LUI.

KoleXXXion Album Release Party - DJ Premier & Bumpy Knuckles - Highline Ballroom
March 26, 2012 -

What do you get when you combine DJ Premier, the track master Rolling Stone dubbed The Greatest Hip-Hop Producer of All Time, whose productions appeared on hip-hop's most important records, including those by his own group Gang Starr, Nas's Illmatic (1994), The Notorious B.I.G.'s Ready to Die (1994), Jay-Z's Reasonable Doubt (1996), and Mos Def's Black on Both Sides (1999), with underground hip-hop legend Bumpy Knuckles (aka Freddie Foxxx), whose album Industry Shakedown (2000) still resonates within the industry. You get 17 premier produced tracks of pure hip-hop magic called The KoleXXXion. Don't miss the release party for this soon-to-be legendary record from Premier and Bumpy, with a little help from a few friends like host Flavor Flav, who raps on the first single, 'Shake the Room.'

AAA Teen Driving Workshop for Parents and Students - Clarkstown North High School
March 26, 2012 - New City

Clarkstown High School North PTSA will host “Dare to Prepare," a dynamic AAA presentation designed to teach parents and teenagers what they need to know to stay safe on the road before they start driving. Topics include: the importance of parental involvement, understanding the NYS graduated driver licensing laws, the importance of the parent-teen driving agreement, and the ten Deadliest Teen Driver Mistakes.

Deadline Every Second film screening and panel discussion - Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Lecture Hall, 3rd Floor
March 26, 2012 - New York City,

This exciting documentary follows 12 top photojournalists in eight countries as they cover war, political clashes, financial markets, natural disasters, sports and human interest stories. Free, but limited seating, so RSVP to View the trailer at

East Meets West - Webster Hall
March 26, 2012 - New York

"East Meets West" is an evening presenting the best in musical performances with artists from the United States and Japan. 19 to enter, 21 to drink. Featuring an Asahi Beer open bar all night long! RSVP on Facebook: or at - enter code #1097 Performers include: *Hip-Hop Gamer - *RIZE - *JR Junior - *fade - Leading up to and during "East Meets West", guests are encouraged to submit donations to assist with the Japan rebuilding efforts. Tohoku was one of the regions hardest hit by the earthquake and impending tsunami. Donation amounts will be left up to the discretion of attendees. "East Meets West" is being coordinated through the joint efforts of Big Apple Style Marketing & C.E. United

Art from Around the World at Agora Gallery - Agora Gallery
Through March 27, 2012 - New York City

The days may still seem short, but the artwork displayed at Agora Gallery this March will bring light, warmth and a sense of freshness to your day. Let yourself experience a new way of viewing the world through the work displayed in East Meets West: an Exhibition of Fine Art from Asia, in which talented Asian artists unite their personal abilities with their sensitivity to universal affairs, to create art which is often informed by their cultural heritage. Unbound Perspectives provides new insight into the world we live in, as the artists tread the delicate line between realism and optimism to show us both what is and what could be. In Reverie of Form takes us on a journey of discovery and delight that nonetheless relates to aspects of shared human experience, hinting gently at the wonder that we often ignore. Beginning on March 6, 2012, these exhibitions will run until March 27, 2012. The opening reception will take place on Thursday, March 8, 2012. Entrance is free and all art enthusiasts are encourages to attend. Exhibition Dates: March 6, 2012 – March 27, 2012 Reception: Thursday, March 8, 2012, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, New York City Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat, 11a.m. - 6 p.m. Event URL: Featured Artists: East Meets West: an Exhibition of Fine Art from Asia Hiroe Dazai | Susumu Hasegawa | Cauro Hige | Soojin Hong | Tsutomu Hoshitani | Toshio Ishikawa | Yasuyuki Ito | Noriko Kinouchi | Takako Kodani | Takashi Kogawa | Hung Yi | Rui Zhu Unbound Perspectives Alex Barba | Pascal Bejeannin | Briggitte Lazo ("Blazo") | Cheri Mittermaier | Rya Oshpiz | Stephanie Elyse Patent | Alexandre-Éric Piette | Anjum Saeed | SILBEN | Nicholas Vitale In Reverie of Form Annik | Marie Anne Baron | Tom Byrne | Gilbert Cantu | Bruce Cull | Carolina Ferrara | Steve Mason | Nataixa Ros | Jaime Sánchez Nava | Tanya | Elena Vasileva | Lilina C. Williams About Agora Gallery Agora Gallery is a fine art gallery, established in 1984 and located in the heart of New York City’s Chelsea art galleries district. It is famous for showcasing a spectacular array of talented artists from around the world and around the corner, while providing quality and original art to collectors. Exhibitions are usually group exhibits, presenting the work of a number of artists, but sometimes solo exhibitions focus on the work of one particular artist. The gallery publishes ARTisSpectrum Magazine, a bi-annual magazine that is distributed to museums, galleries, art institutions and art schools around the world. It provides artists, collectors, museums, galleries, art organizations and enthusiasts with access to the work of international talented artists as well as feature articles, reviews and interviews. Agora Gallery is the proud sponsor of ARTmine, one of the most comprehensive resources available worldwide to view and purchase fine art. The gallery also runs Agora Art Blog, a blog designed to provide helpful information and advice for artists while providing a forum for artists to help one another by sharing their experiences and thoughts.

ADHD Parent Coaching Workshop Series - Hallowell Center
Through March 28, 2012 - Manhattan

Parenting kids with ADHD can be tough. ADHD experts have long recommended Parent Training as a crucial part of treatment for children with ADHD. Education combined with the support and guidance of a trained professional can make a huge difference in parenting confidence and effectiveness. During this seven-session workshop, you will develop the techniques necessary to help reduce the challenging behaviors, homework stress, and school struggles and bring back joy and connection with your child. To register, email

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.

CHESS CLUB - Greenburgh Public Library
Through March 28, 2012 - Elmsford

Classes for beginners by master chess player, sign up limited to 10 players. Advanced players improve your game - all ages welcome, limited to 10 players. Call 721-8224 to register. Wednesdays, March 7, 14, and 21.

Through March 29, 2012 - Brooklyn

The Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter is hosting an important Family Caregiver Workshop to help Brooklyn family caregivers cope with the demands and stress of caring for someone who has dementia. The 10-hour education program will take place at Catholic Charities’ Benson Ridge Senior Services in Brooklyn on four consecutive Thursday afternoons: Thursday, March 8, 2012, Thursday, March 15, 2012; Thursday, March 22, 2012, and Thursday, March 29, 2012 from 12:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Attendance is required at all four sessions. The program will be presented by experts from the New York City Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association and will cover important topics including: • How to improve communication with someone who has dementia/Alzheimer’s; • How to understand and manage behaviors associated with Alzheimer’s disease; and • Activities that will help improve your life and the life of the person you are caring for. The meetings are free. Pre-registration is mandatory. To register, please call the New York City Chapter’s 24-hour Helpline at 800-272-3900. The program is made possible by a generous grant from the Brooklyn Community Foundation whose mission is to improve the lives of people in Brooklyn by strengthening communities through local giving, grantmaking and community service. Attendance is required at all four sessions.

Stone Cold Fox Presents Crisistown: A Choose Your Own Adventure Comedy - Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre
Through March 30, 2012 - New York

Stone Cold Fox invites you to Crisistown, a little town with a big crisis. “What sort of crisis?” you ask. “And just how big is it?” That’s the thing: YOU get to decide. Crisistown: A Choose Your Own Adventure Comedy is a scripted, interactive comedy show that puts you, the audience, in charge. YOU get to vote on what happens next. And YOU get to decide how it will end. All we know for certain is that there’s a crisis. And it’s pretty big.

'In Like a Lion and Out Like a Lamb' Door Hangers - Long Island Children's Museum
Through March 30, 2012 - Garden City

Gather in the Inner Lobby during the month of March and learn to decorate your very own door hanger. Use a variety of materials as you create a two-sided wooden door hanger to reflect the two sides of this month's changing weather – coming in roaring like a lion then going out gently like a lamb. This program runs Tuesdays to Fridays through March 30, 2012.

Youth Art Month - Harrison Public Library
Through March 30, 2012 - Harrison

Harrison Council for the Arts presents Youth Art Month, March 4-30, at the Harrison Municipal Building, Heineman Place, and the Harrison Public Library, Bruce Avenue. This annual exhibit consists of multi-media art reflecting the talents of students in the Harrison schools, with works selected by art teachers in the community. Opening reception Sunday, March 4 from 1-3pm, at the Harrison Municipal Building, with entertainment at 2:30pm at the Library.

Game Toolkit - Greenburgh Public Library
Through March 30, 2012 - Elmsford

Starting with Smash Brothers, learn how to create levels and boards for games. Volunteer-run program. Call Andrew at 914-721-8224 for more information. Fridays: March 2, 16, and 30.

HANDS ON ON THE FARM: EGG COLLECTING - Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture
Through March 31, 2012 - Pocantico Hills

Pitch in with hands-on farm activities every Saturday and Sunday in March. Learn about the life of a hen at Stone Barns and help collect eggs. Program appropriate for children ages 2-14.

Separation Anxiety: Exhibit, Free Reception and Art Workshop - Pelham Art Center
Through March 31, 2012 - Pelham

A multi-media exhibition examining the various facets of parenthood. Free opening reception and all-age art workshop: Friday, February 3, 6:30-8:00pm. Artists in the exhibition explore the often unacknowledged worry and unease that all parents, traditional or not, must navigate. Through these investigations, cultural anxieties and debates over the definition of family, parenthood and childhood are explored in surprising and interesting ways. This exhibition was previously featured at the Wignall Museum of Contamporary Art, Chaffey College, in Rancho Cucamona, CA. It is curated by Denise Johnson and Rebecca Trawick.

'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.

Exhibition: Figure It Out - Clay Art Center
Through March 31, 2012 - Port Chester

A national invitational exhibition featuring functional works inspired by the human form by over 70 clay artists. The works on display will be mostly functionally-based or vessel-oriented, suggestive of or inspired by the human form. The artists were challenged to interpret the theme in a way that best suited their own voice. For instance, the artists could have surface or glaze decoration that incorporates the figure or parts of the body in some way, or they might exaggerate a pot's "human" parts, such as the "foot," "neck," "shoulder," and "body." The gallery will be filled with cups and mugs, plates, platters, bowls, vases, candlesticks, teapots, salt & peppers, vessels, etc. Some will have subtle reference to the human form, others will be more obvious. The exhibit will give viewers the opportunity to view (and take home) works that have the ability to enhance their in-home dining and living experiences. Exhibit runs through March 31.

Teen Comedy Improv Classes - Ossining Public Library - Budarz Theater
Through March 31, 2012 - Ossining

Class clowns in grades 6-12 will learn basic short and long-form improvisation techniques and build hilarious scenes based on a single topic. Improv training is not only fun but also helps teens refine critical thinking, public speaking, and social skills. Call x336 for more information. Mondays, March 5, 12, 19 and 26.

Exhibit: Separation Anxiety - Pelham Art Center
Through March 31, 2012 - Pelham

A multi-media exhibition examining the various facets of parenthood. Artists explore the often unacknowledged worry and unease that all parents, traditional or not, must navigate. Through these investigations, cultural anxieties and debates over the definition of family, parenthood, and childhood are explored in surprising and interesting ways. Through March 31.

Family Yoga: 2.5 - 6 Year Olds - Bend and Bloom Yoga
Through March 31, 2012 - Park Slope

Bend and Bloom Yoga offers a variety of children's yoga classes at a variety of schedules. The family yoga sessions include a parent/caregiver.

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.

ART GALLERY OPENING: INTERPRETING the UNSEEN - Selected works from Amanda Barrow, April DeMarco and Keryn Huang - New York Open Center Gallery
Through March 31, 2012 - NY

ART GALLERY OPENING: INTERPRETING the UNSEEN Selected works from Amanda Barrow, April DeMarco and Keryn Huang Curated by Lola C. Shepard Opening Reception: Saturday, March 03, 2012 6:00- 8:00 PM On View: March 03 - March 31, 2012 Gallery Hours: Mon – Sun / 10-6 pm New York Open Center Gallery is pleased to present Interpreting the Unseen, a collaborative exhibition featuring contemporary artists Amanda Barrow, April DeMarco and Keryn Huang. Interpreting the Unseen is an homage to the consciousness of all things. Utilizing the mediums of painting, collage and photography, each artist explores, through her artwork, the subtle energies of the human experience and the invisible life force of the world around us. Inspired by her travels to India, Amanda Barrow’s Chakra Series illustrates her personal interpretation of the chakra system; the focal points for the reception and transmission of energies in our bodies. The Transparency Series is a celebration of the inner power of all women. The layering of textiles signifies a woman’s innate ability to beautify, conceal, reveal, protect and heal. April DeMarco’s paintings are guided solely by her intuition. Her abstract imagery communicates ideas of letting go, following our path and purpose, and the attainment of our full potential. Keryn Huang’s photography evokes the contemplative expressiveness of the rural landscape. The atmospheric, ethereal sceneries chronicle the transitory movement of clouds, the waning light of the oncoming night, the experiential changes of the seasons and most importantly, one’s reverence and intimate connection to the environment.

Chris Cosnowski - Lyons Wier Gallery
Through March 31, 2012 - New York

Chris Cosnowski “American Metal” March 1 – 31, 2012 Artists’ Reception: Thursday, March 1, 2012 (6-8pm) Nearest subway: C,E @ 23rd St & 8th Ave Trophies have played a critical role throughout history. Beneficiaries of these awards take pleasure in receiving them, not because the trophy has monetary value, but because it symbolizes success. Those that win them cherish the satisfaction and legacy that is associated with it, and revel within the symbolism of the prize itself, victory. Trophies are, and will continue to remain, a visible goal to which any competitor is geared, and harbor the unspoken sacrifices that victory so often demands. In American Metal, artist Chris Cosnowski utilizes and exploits the intrinsic value and symbolism of these treasured keepsakes. His paintings envision a nostalgic no-holds-barred America. The works allude to the idealism of American values, yet somehow the narratives speak volumes about shifting ideals via the represented objects. What appears to be solid and significant is trumped by the discovery that the metal is an illusion. These beloved objects aren’t gold but merely spray plated plastic with no real weight - an apt metaphor for a country in economic turmoil due to its gratuitous and gluttonous pursuit of all that glitters. Cosnowski's figurines exemplify different aspects of American society: the rodeo trophies illustrate our romanticized past and the wild west in all its rugged testosterone-soaked glory; the cheerleaders embody an obsession with sports, beauty and social standing; the motocross continues the sports metaphor and also typifies America’s love for speed, daredevils and gasoline; the bodybuilder pokes fun at the prevailing image of the country as mighty and heroic and evaluates its preoccupation with and perception of physical beauty; and the policeman, whereby the artist states, “I used this imagery to represent the need for excessive security just to live ‘freely’ today.” The artist goes on to say, “America is ostensibly a meritocracy, and I think we can all agree that hard work, talent, creativity and integrity should be rewarded. American exceptionalism, however, seems to have been largely replaced with greed and a craving for celebrity. American metal (mettle) used to mean something solid.” Chris Cosnowski received his MFA in Painting from Northwestern University and his BFA from Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, OH. His work has been exhibited in New York, Chicago, San Francisco and London and has appeared in publications such as New American Paintings (Midwest Edition), American Art Collector and Chicago Magazine. Cosnowski currently lives and works in Chicago and has been represented by Lyons Wier Gallery since 2001.

Nature's View - Weston Library
Through March 31, 2012 - Weston

Enjoy art at the library.

MALCOLM MORLEY IN A NUTSHELL--THE FINE ART OF PAINTING 1954–2012 - Yale School of Art 32 Edgewood Avenue Gallery
Through March 31, 2012 - New Haven

The exhibit of this contemporary artist features automotive mayhem, beleaguered boats, and speeding, crashing aircraft. The oil paintings and works on paper reflect a theme of disaster and chaos while offering whimsical glimpses.

Book Babies - The Field Library
Through March 31, 2012 - Peekskill

An interactive program for the littlest library lovers (babies to age 3) and their caregivers. Stories, songs, fingerplays, and play time. Wednesdays at 11am, March 7, 14 and 21.

Teacher in the Library - The Field Library
Through March 31, 2012 - Peekskill

Puzzled by a homework assignment? Only understand a fraction of your math? Drop in for homework help from a certified teacher. Homework help is available March 1, 5, 6, 8, 12, 13, 15, 19, 20, 26, 27, and 29, from 4-6pm.

Wolf Tails for Kids - Mythology of a Predator - Wolf Conservation Center
Through March 31, 2012 - South Salem

The WCC's first-ever wolf mythology program teaches kids about the relationship between wolves and humans of the past. Guests will be introduced to various wolf mythologies and have a chance to create their own, and share if desired. Then, they'll visit Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa, and Zephyr and the Center's other wolves. Guests will enjoy hot beverages in a woodstove-heated classroom. Dress for cold weather. Pre-registration is required. Information and registration are available at March 3 at 2pm, March 20 at 1pm, March 25 at 11am.

Wolves of North America - Wolf Conservation Center
Through March 31, 2012 - South Salem

Learn about the mythology, biology, and ecology of wolf families and discover why this is such a magical time for packs in North America. Guests will visit Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa and Zephyr as well as the WCCs endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves. Don't forget a camera. Pre-registration required. March 3, 6, 11 and 31 at 11am; March 16 and 22 at 1pm.

Evening Howl for Pups of All Ages - Wolf Conservation Center
Through March 31, 2012 - South Salem

Learn about the mythology, biology, and ecology of wolf families and discover why this is such a magical time for packs in North America. Guests will visit Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa and Zephyr as well as the WCCs other endangered wolves, and take a sunset hike to howl with the wolves during their favorite hour. Don't forget a camera. Pre-registration required. March 17 and 31 at 5pm; March 23 and 30 at 5:30pm.

Story Museum - Historic Richmond Town
Through March 31, 2012 - Staten Island

Step inside a world filled with the magic of stories, crafts, music, dancing, and singing.

The Empress and El Diablo - 4th Street Theatre
Through March 31, 2012 - New York

Toy Box Theatre Company presents The Empress and El Diablo, a world premiere play written and directed by Jonathan Barsness with a live garage rock score by Colonna Sonora. The cast of six includes Juan Luis Acevedo*, Gary Ray Bugarcic*, Glory Gallo*, Jessica Giannone, Jake Paque*, and Karen Stanion*. Performances for The Empress and El Diablo will be held at the 4th Street Theatre, 83 East 4th Street for fourteen performances beginning Friday, March 16th through Saturday, March 31st, 2012. AEA Approved Showcase. *Member, Actors’ Equity Association. When forced to move back in with his parents, Eddie seeks the guidance of a fortune teller, whose mysterious and shocking counsel isn't quite what he was expecting. The Empress and El Diablo follows Eddie Roberts, through dreams and reality, as he valiantly struggles with his horrifying destiny, his overbearing family, and a girlfriend who's too tired to fool around. Inspired by Oedipus Rex, the writings of C.G. Jung, and the Tarot Marseilles, this production marks Toy Box Theatre Company’s tenth season. The Empress and El Diablo will be performed with a live garage rock score by Colonna Sonora. From playwright and director Jonathan Barness: “Deep down, most of us think we're a little bit special; that our true destiny is fame and fortune. But let's face it, with 6 billion of us, that’s just not true. The Empress and El Diablo imagines a world where psychics and psychiatrists tell the truth. "You will become a crazy cat lady," "your spouse will cheat on you, repeatedly," or "most of your friends think you are annoying" are phrases rarely heard in fortune cookies and Tarot readings. But in the end, it's only the truth that will lead to change.” The Empress and El Diablo is produced by Toy Box Theatre Company. Director/Playwrigtht: Jonathan Barsness; Scenic Designer: Kacie Hultgren; Costume Designer: Kate Mincer; Lighting Designer: Tony Galaska; Music Director: James Sparber; Original Score: Colonna Sonora; Publicist: Paul Siebold/Off Off PR. The Empress and El Diablo plays for fourteen performances from Friday, March 16 to Saturday, March 31, 2012, with performances Tuesdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 3pm. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased online at For more information, please visit The runtime for The Empress and El Diablo is approximately 90 minutes with no intermission. Jonathan Barsness (Playwright/Director) is a founding member of Toy Box Theatre Company. As a member of Toy Box, he co-wrote and acted in its inaugural production of Greener Grass, played the role of Stephen in Afternight Seating, adapted and directed Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus, wrote and acted in The Landlord, adapted and directed John Ford’s ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore, and wrote and directed an adaptation of Georg Buchner’s Wozyeck. He wrote the short play Love which was produced by the Rubicon Theatre Project in Chicago. James Sparber is the Music Director for Toy Box Theatre Company. James, along with his ensemble Colonna Sonora, earned nominations for the NYITA for Outstanding Original Music for Toy Box’s 2009 production of ‘Tis Pity She’s A Whore and their 2010 original adaptation of Woyzeck. James and Colonna Sonora have also composed and performed the score to Doorknob Company’s We Are Here After at Joyce Soho, and Toy Box’s The Short Fall. Most recently, James constructed the sound design for Motley Dance in their 2011 performance in the RAW Directions series at Dance New Amsterdam, and then with Colonna Sonora composed and performed the live score for their installation, I Want To See You Underwater, at The Causey Contemporary Gallery. James studied composition and jazz performance at Simon’s Rock College of Bard. He has performed, recorded, and produced music in many major U.S. cities, including extended stays in Nashville, Austin, and Los Angeles. In 2005, his former band Breakup Breakdown signed a deal with Warner Music Group label Cordless Records and a publishing deal with Warner/Chapell, resulting in the release of two records of his compositions. James and his publishing company, Pinball 1974, are registered members of ASCAP. He is also one of the two primary composers for the country rock ensemble, Money & King. Colonna Sonora is a music ensemble led by Brady Bagger and James Sparber specializing in composing and performing live scores for theatre and dance. Their most recent work was with Motley Dance at The Causey Contemporary Gallery in September of 2011 for the I Want To See You Underwater installation. They have received NYITA nominations for their work on Toy Box Theatre Company’s Tis Pity She’s A Whore (2009) and Woyzeck (2010). Other recent works include Motley Dance’s performances at Dance New Amsterdam and RoofTop Dance, and Toy Box’s A Short Fall. Prior to that, they worked on Doorknob Company’s 2010 production of We Are Here After at Joyce Soho. Toy Box Theatre Company exists to expand the reach of Off Off Broadway by making theater accessible to a larger audience. Toy Box enhances plot-driven narratives by using various genres of the performing arts such as dance, movement, and live music to help tell a cohesive story. Founded in 2002, the award-winning Toy Box produces fully staged original scripts and original adaptations of classic works. Toy Box has produced eleven plays over nine seasons, most recently finding a home on the Fourth Arts Block of the East Village. After showing significant audience and financial growth, Toy Box is introducing their new schedule of a two-show season. Toy Box has been nominated a total of three times, and once awarded in 2008, the New York Innovative Theatre Award, for “Outstanding Original Music”. Most recently, Toy Box house band, Colonna Sonora, were nominated in 2009 and 2010 in that category. In 2005, Toy Box received an award for “Excellence in Playwriting” by the New York International Fringe Festival. The company has received financial support from The Nancy Quinn Fund, Meet the Composer, and Off Broadway Angels. Toy Box is run by two Co-Artistic Directors, a Managing Director, and Music Director. Toy Box is also supported by an Advisory Board of Directors, as well as a staff composed of a house manager, branding consultant, business consultant, marketing director, and bookkeeper.

Greg Haberny 'Prelude to Mommy's Little Monster' - Lyons Wier Gallery
Through March 31, 2012 - New York

Meet The Artist: Saturday, March 10th, 2012, 12-2pm. Gallery Hours: Tues - Sat, 11-6pm. Nearest subway: C,E @ 23rd St & 8th Ave. Lyons Wier Gallery is pleased to feature a special installation in the back gallery space by New York artist Greg Haberny entitled Mommy's Little Monster. The presentation is a prelude to his forthcoming solo exhibition at Lyons Wier Gallery this October. Mommy's Little Monster is a psychedelic glimpse into the wonderfully psychotic world of installation artist Greg Haberny. This particular installation draws direct inspiration from the artist's personal recollections of his childhood. The artist exhumes and examines his "'dysfunctional'" childhood, embracing the plethora of influences from his teen years growing up in suburbia during the 1970-80s. Haberny brutishly expresses his observations by constructing three dimensional metaphors dealing with his own personal issues, including but not limited to: chaos, disorder, anxiety, imperfection, awkwardness, madness, punk rock, guns, attending Catholic school, porn, drinking, drugs, excessive therapy, his cat that his brother shot, dyslexia, isolation, baseball, rabbits, hallucinations, abuse, sinner vs saint, Martin Scorsese, independent cult film, toys, AND girls, girls...GIRLS!

Insider's Tour - Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture
Through March 31, 2012 - Pocantico Hills

An intimate, behind-the-scenes view of Stone Barns with one of the farm or program staff. Get up close and personal with the livestock and take a walk through the greenhouse and planting fields.

Winter Farm Tour - Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture
Through March 31, 2012 - Pocantico Hills

Get face-to-face with Stone Barns Center's livestock in their winter shelters and learn about what's growing in the four-season greenhouse and main production field. This tour will focus on winter growing techniques and how the farm manages their animals and cultivates delicious vegetables through the cold winter months. Register on the website.

Mamaroneck Indoor Market - St. Thomas' Episcopal Church - Heathcote Hall
Through March 31, 2012 - Mamaroneck

Farm-fresh foods from local vendors. Saturdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31.

Croton-on-Hudson Winter Market (Formerly Briarcliff Indoor) - Van Wyck Shopping Plaza II
Through March 31, 2012 - Croton-on-Hudson

Farm-fresh foods from local vendors. Saturdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31.

Extreme Private Ethos: Japanese Documentaries - Asia Society
Through March 31, 2012 - New York

This series of documentaries, featuring films made from the 1970s to the present, focuses on the most intimate acts by filmmakers and documentary subjects as they probe into extremely private experiences concerning family, birth, death, loss, and heartbreak. Pushing the genre and subjects into uncharted territories, these films address various issues fundamental to documentary filmmaking: privacy, authority, authenticity, and responsibility. They also offer penetrating contemplations on Japanese society and individual lives. Tickets: $7 members; $9 students/seniors; $11 nonmembers All films with English subtitles. Click on individual programs for tickets, trailers and more information. This series is supported in part by the Japan Foundation and New York State Council on the Arts.

Shadow Play - University Settlement
Through March 31, 2012 - Lower East Side

Have you ever wondered what happens to your shadow while you sleep? Well, it turns out that some shadows are more mischievous than others, and soon after moving to his new home, Flash discovers that his shadow has moving plans of his own! This multimedia performance chronicles Flash and his quest to reunite with his shadow; it was created for the youngest of audiences (ages 2-5) and the young at heart.

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.

'Bravo! A Century of Theatre in Fairfield County' - Fairfield Museum and History Center
Through April 01, 2012 - Fairfield

Costumes, props, photographs and theatrical events introduce museum visitors to Fairfield County's theatrical history from the 19th century to the present.

'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.

19th-Century Modern - Brooklyn Museum
Through April 01, 2012 - Prospect Heights

Featuring more than forty items from the Brooklyn Museum's collection of American and European decorative arts, 19th-Century Modern will focus on the emergence of Modernism, a design aesthetic based in part on the machine as a source of artistic inspiration.

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

To commemorate the tenth anniversary of September 11, the New-York Historical Society will present a special exhibition, Remembering 9/11, which will be free to the public. The exhibition opens on September 8, 2011 and will remain on view through April 1, 2012. The exhibition presents 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, designed by architect Michael Arad with the assistance of landscape architect Peter Walker.

CSI: The Experience - Discovery Times Square
Through April 01, 2012 - New York

Play the role of a crime scene investigator at CSI: The Experience! As the latest recruit in the world of forensic science, guests are guided by videos featuring CSI: cast members and real-life forensic scientists. Throughout the exhibition you must examine blood types, while matching DNA to potential suspects in order to complete the investigation process and solve the crime. Complete with 3 Crime Scenes, 15 Forensic Lab Stations, and dazzling special effects, this hands-on experience is sure to plunge exhibit goers deep into the science of solving crimes.

David Neumann - Restless Eye - New York Live Arts
Through April 01, 2012 -

David Neumann/Advanced Beginner Group's inclusive embrace of disciplines springs from an interest in the mind as a complex phenomenological experience, articulated on our declining bodies. In Restless Eye, Advanced Beginner Group explores the realm between thought and behavior, between describing life and experiencing it. Through a collision of digital technology and a deeply physical vocabulary, Restless Eye will bring together the madness of everyday events with the vast patterns that shape our inexplicable lives. Ultimately, it's how we bring our attention to what's in front of us that allows art to transform us as creators and observers.

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.

Nano Days - Stepping Stones Museum
Through April 01, 2012 - Norwalk

In conjunction with a nationwide celebration of nanoscience, the museum hosts a week of miniscule scientific discovery with hands-on science experiments that explore how the smallest elements can have a big impact.

Coming Full Circle: The Greenwich Art Society Celebrates 100 at the Bruce Museum - Bruce Museum
Through April 01, 2012 - Greenwich

The Bruce Museum and the Greenwich Art Society both mark their 100th birthday this year with an exhibit that highlights each decade of the Greenwich Art Society's history. Forty-three paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures are on display by exhibiting artists and/or teachers such as Leonard, Mina Fonda and Dorothy Ochtman; Childe Hassam; Simka Simkhovitch; Margaret Brassler Kane; Ann Chernow; and Leo Manso. Many of the works are drawn from the Bruce Museum's collection.

Hudson River School Highlights: Landscapes From The New-York Historical Society's Collections - New-York Historical Society
Through April 01, 2012 - Upper West Side

The Hudson River School has long been 'at home' in the New-York Historical Society. New-York Historical's first membership diploma was engraved around 1821 by Asher B. Durand. The 1858 deposit of Luman Reed's pioneering collection of American art brought iconic landscapes by Thomas Cole and Durand to the New-York Historical Society's Museum. Gifts by Durand's family in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century assembled a collection of more than 375 works by the artist, making New-York Historical the primary Durand repository. Robert L. Stuart's collection further enriched the collections with works by these artists and with stellar landscapes by Jasper Cropsey and John F. Kensett. Works selected from these holdings, as well as landscapes by Jervis McEntee, Francis A Silva, and portraits of Hudson River School "Founders," Cole and Durand, will enrich Hudson River School Highlights, twenty-five paintings on view in the Luman Reed Galleries. Of particular interest are over half a dozen of Durand's famous Studies from Nature and two of his extraordinary full scale sepia landscape cartoons.

Pericles, Prince of Tyre - Saint Mary's, Times Square
Through April 01, 2012 - New York

American Bard Theater Company presents Pericles, Prince of Tyre, an epic play about treachery, love, hope and perseverance written by William Shakespeare and George Wilkins. Jack Herholdt and Natalie Doyle Holmes adapted the play and direct a cast of 11, including Timothy C. Goodwin*, Lily Warpinski, Ross Hewitt, Bryan L. Cohen, Jack Herholdt*, Natalie D. Holmes, Cheri Wicks, Erin Gilbreth*, Tom Wolfson, Robert Dyckman*, and Elizabeth Galalis. Performances for Pericles, Prince of Tyre will be held at the Saint Mary’s, Times Square, Third Floor Theatre, 145 West 46th Street (between Sixth and Seventh Aves.) for sixteen performances beginning Friday, March 9th through Sunday, April 1st, 2012. AEA Approved Showcase. *Member, Actors’ Equity Assoc. Through three storms at sea, five far-away lands and one prince’s lifetime, Pericles, Prince of Tyre is an adventurous, romantic comedy complete with deadly pirates, charming princesses and a hero prince who takes a constant cosmic beating. In this epic tale, treachery, incest and deadly abuses of power conspire to conquer goodness, love and dignity. Can hopeful perseverance and good deeds change the world? Seldom produced, Pericles was co-authored by William Shakespeare who completed the work of his contemporary, the unscrupulous George Wilkins. In this 2012 adaptation, the American Bard Artistic Ensemble and guest artists play multiple roles while creating a vivid aesthetic with fabrics, acoustic sounds, original music, and creative puppetry, reflecting the relevant and vital work of an emerging classic theater company in New York City. From co-director and co-adaptor Natalie Doyle Holmes: "I'm interested in using as many different theatrical constructs as needed to tell a story. When I read Pericles, Prince of Tyre I believed there to be the potential to play with a world of theatrical goodies (puppets, music, fabrics, etc.). I saw the script as a gateway into a colorful world of playful textures, sights and sounds. That's how it grabbed me. Jack Herholdt and I "adapted" the script to plant a piece of ourselves in the story, make it our own, and feel an even closer connection to the work. It's still very much Wilkins' and Shakespeare's script, and we like to think of it as Wilkins', Shakespeare's and the American Bard Theater Company's script as well." Pericles, Prince of Tyre is produced by American Bard Theater Company. Adapted and Co-Directed by: Jack Herholdt and Natalie Doyle Holmes; Original Music: Will TN Hall; Music Director: Tom Wolf; Scenic and Lighting Designer: Mark Hankla; Sound Designer: Jeanne Travis; Fight Choreographer: Sam Laasko; Choreographer: Kikau Alvaro; Puppet MasterBuilder/Designer: Emily Hartford; Production Stage Manager: Olivia Gemelli; Assistant Stage Manager: Emily Asaro; Graphic Designer: Mark Schulz; Photographer: Carrie Crow; Publicist: Paul Siebold/Off Off PR. Pericles, Prince of Tyre plays for sixteen performances from Friday, March 9 to Sunday, April 1, 2012, with performances Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm, and Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm. Tickets are $18 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 212-352-3101. Group sales, call 347-422-7309 or email For more information, please visit The runtime for Pericles, Prince of Tyre is approximately 2 hours with one intermission. Natalie Doyle Holmes (Co-Director) is a theater professional who enjoys wearing many theatrical hats. As an Actor she has worked with NYC companies such as The Public Theater, Theater for the New City, American Bard Theater Company and Turtle Shell Productions. NYC directing credits include: Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure, Much Ado About Nothing and Quicksand. Assistant Directing credits include: Shakespeare’s As You Like It and Euripides’ Trojan Women. As a Dramaturg, Natalie worked on such projects as the American premiere of Molière at Montclair State University (where she completed both a BFA in Acting and MA in Theatre Studies) and Four by Tenn with the American Bard Theater Company where she is currently the Artistic Director. NatalieDoyleHolmes.Com Jack Herholdt (Co-Director) is a founding member of the American Bard Theater Company and current Dramaturg. His credits both as an actor and Dramaturg include Much Ado About Nothing, Midsumer Night's

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