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THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN BRONX ON MARCH 31

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

World Brooklyn - Brooklyn Friends School
March 31, 2012 - Brooklyn

World Brooklyn 2012 Brings Fresh Ideas from the World to Brooklyn for Parents and Educators featuring Presentation by Homa Sabet Tavangar author of "Growing Up Global", followed by Panel Session and Workshops on Global Education.

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.

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.

Manon - Metropolitan Opera
March 31, 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.

L'Elisir d'Amore - Metropolitan Opera
March 31, 2012 -

Donizetti's melodic classic is well served by a quartet of bel canto stars: Juan Diego Flórez and Diana Damrau are the unlikely lovers, Mariusz Kwiecien the vainglorious sergeant, and Alessandro Corbelli the dispenser of the elixir.

St. Matthew Passion - Collegium Vocale Gent Choir and Orchestra - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
March 31, 2012 -

Music on Period Instruments.

Metropolitan Museum Artists in Concert - Metropolitan Museum of Art
March 31, 2012 -

Stravinsky—Concertino for String Quartet (1920); Germaine Tailleferre—String Quartet (1917-19); Debussy—Sonata for Cello and Piano (1915); Virgil Thomson—"Alice Toklas" from Five Ladies, for Violin and Piano (1930); Fauré—Piano Quartet in G Minor, Opus 45.

Dohnányi Conducts Tchaikovsky and Dvorák - New York Philharmonic
Through March 31, 2012 -

'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.

Red Star/Red Army Chorus and Dance Ensemble - Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
March 31, 2012 - Midwood

Returning to Brooklyn for the first time since 1998, this company of 70 singers, dancers, and musicians has performed for decades using athletic folk dances and traditional Russian anthems, all the while showcasing the culture and pride of its homeland.

Beatles Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
March 31, 2012 -

NYC's Longest Running Beatles Show STRAWBERRY FIELDS featuring former members of Broadway's BEATLEMANIA Doors: 11am - Show: 12pm Ticket includes All-You-Can-Eat-Buffet, Show, Tax and Tip $40 adv, $42.50 door STRAWBERRY FIELDS is a look-a-like, sound-a-like Beatles tribute, dedicated to bringing you as close to a real Beatles concert as you can get. They take you on a Magical Mystery Tour beginning in 1964 complete with mop top hair, black suits with thin ties & the 1st four albums of music. Next stop, 1967, features the psychedelic era of "Sergeant Pepper Lonely Hearts Club Band" album with all the costumes & jackets on the album cover. The last stop includes: "White Album", "Abbey Road" & "Let It Be".

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.

Free Crafts for Kids - Lakeshore Learning Store
March 31, 2012 - New Hyde Park

Keep those little hands busy as they create craft projects every Saturday this month. Children ages 3 and up are welcome at all Lakeshore Learning locations. For more information, visit www.LakeshoreLearning.com/FreeCrafts4Kids.

Trout Weekend - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Wildlife Education Center
March 31, 2012 - Cornwall

Stop by for some fishy fun this weekend. Meet the Animals takes an unusual twist with "live fish presentations" at 1 and 2:30pm, with corresponding fish feedings at 1:30 and 3pm. Kids can hear fishy stories and make a brook trout craft to take home.

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.

Roulette Kids: Michael Hearst's Songs for Unusual Creatures - Roulette
March 31, 2012 - Boerum Hill

Composer Michael Hearst has devised a program that celebrates some of the most bizarre animals on the planet. Together with his five-piece band (dressed in unusual animal costumes), the group performs instrumental songs inspired by such beastly oddities as the aye-aye, the magnapinna squid, and the bobfish. Fun for the whole family.

MMA Artists in Concert - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
March 31, 2012 - Upper East Side

Listen to talented musicians perform Stravinsky—Concertino for String Quartet (1920); Germaine Tailleferre—String Quartet (1917–19); Debussy—Sonata for Cello and Piano (1915); Virgil Thomson - "Alice Toklas" from Five Ladies, for Violin and Piano (1930); and Fauré—Piano Quartet in G Minor, Opus 45. Edward Arron, artistic director Jeewon Park, piano Laura Frautschi, violin Colin Jacobsen, violin Nicholas Cords, viola Edward Arron, cello This concert is generously supported by the Brodsky Family Foundation.

Stack 'Em High - The Skyscraper Museum
March 31, 2012 - Battery Park City

Get familiar with the major players in the world of tall buildings in New York by simulating their construction. Using stacking blocks, kids can make shapes like the Empire State Building and the Woolworth Building then get their picture taken with their mile-high buildings.

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.

Family Program: Stack 'Em High - The Skyscraper Museum
March 31, 2012 - New York

Get familiar with New York's major players in the world of tall buildings by simulating their construction. Using stacking blocks, kids will make shapes like the Empire State Building and the Woolworth Building. Upon construction, get your picture taken with your mile-high building!

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. www.amandabarrow.net 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. www.aprildemarco.com 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. www.kerynhuang.com

Messy Afternoons - Long Island Children's Museum
March 31, 2012 - Garden City

Tots will be up to their elbows in goop, guts, shaving cream, and Play-Doh in this class full of artistic activities that everyone loves but no one wants to clean up after. The afternoon will offer a variety of sensory activities for children 18 months to 4 years.

"Poopendous" Kickoff Event - Children's Museum of Manhattan
March 31, 2012 - Upper West Side

Meet children's book author Artie Bennett, best known for penning "The Butt Book," for a reading and signing of his "number two" book, "Poopendous," followed by a fun activity. In the new picture book, Bennett delivers the inside scoop on every type and use of poop using hilarious verses and eye-popping illustrations by Mike Moran. The book relates the many, often remarkable uses of poop throughout the world while paying homage to those that produce it, from cats to bats to wombats. So pick up your pooper-scooper and come along for a riotously rib-tickling ride. You just may agree that poop is truly quite...poopendous! Visit www.artiebennett.com for even more of the scoop on poop, as well as some fun butt-related stuff, including some fascinating butt trivia.

Easter Egg Hunt - Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
March 31, 2012 - Bronx

This is one day when it's okay to put all your eggs in one basket! Children ages 2–12 hunt for eggs in the formal garden, tap their talent at arts & crafts tables, and have their photo taken with the Easter Bunny. Please bring your own basket. Light refreshments offered. Registration requested. Rain date: Sunday, April 1, 1-3:30pm.

Avenue Q, School Edition - Irvington Town Hall Theater
March 31, 2012 - Irvington

A hilarious and deeply "felt" show for teens and adults. The Westchester premier of this award-winning Broadway musical, presented by the Broadway Training Center-Senior Ensemble. Winner of the Tony "Triple Crown" for Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Book, "AVENUE Q" is part flesh, part felt, and packed with heart. This laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q, where he meets a whacky group of residents who help him finally discover his purpose in life. Note: Rated PG-13.

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.

Free entrance at Marquee Nightclub on European Nightlife's List - Marquee
March 31, 2012 - New York City

Get free entrance, skipping the line and enjoy your night with European Nightlife NYC Our guest lists change on a monthly basis - Check our calendar at www.europeanightlife.com Our current guest lists: Wednesdays: Dinner at Veranda Thursdays: SkyRoom Friday: SkyRoom & RokkCity Saturday: Marquee - Hudson Terrace & Scarlet HOW TO GET ON THE GUEST LIST: Follow the link : http://www.europeanightlife.com (RSVP Form) or RSVP by text at 917 557 5787 or by email at rsvp@europeanightlife.com Groups: Please have equal ratio girls/guys-No group of guys admitted Dress code strict: Dresses/high heels for ladies Nice jeans/collaredshirt/leather shoes for gentlemen Bottle Service & Limo Tour available (starting at $150): Reservations at info@europeanightlife.com http://www.europeanightlife.com

Free Carousel Rides - Prospect Park Carousel
March 31, 2012 - Flatbush

Help us kick off the 100th Anniversary year of our beautiful historic Carousel. Free rides, prizes and more!

WINTER CREATURE CRUISES - Maritime Aquarium
March 31, 2012 - Norwalk

Winter is an ideal time to see a variety of seals and waterfowl. Educators provide informative commentary. Bring binoculars and warm clothes. Good for ages eight and older. Advanced reservations strongly recommended. Call Ext 2206.

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

Enjoy art at the library.

Public Marine-Biology Programs - Maritime Aquarium
March 31, 2012 - Norwalk

This informative program allows visitors access to the marine-education programming available to school groups. Check the Aquarium's website for today's subject. Fifteen participants are taken on a first come first served basis for each time slot. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

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.

Family Art Project: Button Up! All Eyes on Preservation - Wave Hill
March 31, 2012 - Bronx

Some of our plant and animal neighbors live in environments in need of preservation. Choose one you would like to see protected, then take a handful of beautiful buttons in all shapes and sizes to make a colorful, button-clad figure of your favorite. Admission to the grounds is free until noon.

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 www.nywolf.org. 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.

Free Crafts for Kids Every Saturday - Lakeshore Learning Store
March 31, 2012 - Scarsdale

Children ages 3 and up are welcome for free craft projects every Saturday. Today: A Buggy Scene. Spring is in the air...with cute, critter-shaped stick puppets that bring this fun art project to life. For more information, visit www.LakeshoreLearning.com/FreeCrafts4Kids.

FAMILY JAMS featuring Music for Aardvarks - Groove Performing Arts
March 31, 2012 - Larchmont

A live, interactive musical experience for the whole family. Sing, dance, jam and laugh out loud. Ages 6 mos-5 years. Registration recommended.

Scavenger Hunt - Blue Heron Park
March 31, 2012 - Staten Island

Kids enjoy a good ol' scavenger hunt.

Dr. John: Insides Out: A Louis Armstrong Tribute - Brooklyn Academy of Music
March 31, 2012 - Fort Greene

Dr. John, the legendary blues pianist and authentic New Orleans character, combines some formidible musical guests with his own cajun-influenced R&B to examine the life, career, and vast music of Louis Armstrong. A great music lesson for jazz and Armstrong fans, young and old.

Tlen Huicani - Queens Theatre
March 31, 2012 - Queens

Tlen-Huicani (pronounced wee-KAH-ne)—which means "the singers" in the indigenous Indian language of Nahuatl—is one of the most faithful interpreters of the traditional folk music of Mexico and Latin America. Take a musical journey through Mexico and South America with Tlen-Huicani.

EGG-Stravaganza - Staten Island Children's Museum
March 31, 2012 - Staten Island

The Museum celebrates eggs and the Easter bunny. Fun for the whole family.

Seal Cruise - The Riverhead Foundation
March 31, 2012 - Freeport

Sail aboard Captain Lou Fleet to view winter harbor seal populations throughout Hempstead Bay. A naturalist will be on board to discuss biology and behavior of seals and other marine life encountered. Proceeds support the New York State Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Rescue Program.

Spring Celebration - Woodcock Nature Center
March 31, 2012 - Wilton

A hayride takes visitors to trails for an egg-hunting hike. Afterward everyone walks over to the Pavilion to color eggs and whip up some other seasonal nature-crafts to celebrate the arrival of spring. Dress appropriately and bring a basket for eggs.

Zoo Science Investigators - Queens Zoo
March 31, 2012 - Corona

There's a mystery to be solved and kids will be the lead investigators. In this class taught by the zoo's urban ecologist, kids will use real science skills such as water testing to solve a mystery. They'll use the zoo as their lab to solve the case. And at the end of the class they'll get up close and personal with some of the species that they have been studying.

Opening Weekend - Queens Botanical Garden
March 31, 2012 - Corona

Bring your family out to the botanical gardens. In this weekend event, your kids can meet Flora, take a Garden tour, plant a seed, and welcome spring at the Garden.

'MacHomer' - NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
March 31, 2012 - Manhattan

This one-man show transplants Shakespeare to Springfield, home of America's favorite dysfunctional family. Actor Rick Miller performs Shakespeare's Macbeth with more than 50 impersonations of characters from the popular animated show The Simpsons. True Shakespeareans will marvel at the way humor is highlighted throughout the original script, which remains about 85% Shakespeare, and those who come more for the laughs are sure to see Shakespeare in a whole new light. Rick Miller has created, starred in, and otherwise supported dozens of productions in Canada and abroad. He has also hosted ABC's Just For Laughs, and been named one of the Most Creative People Alive by Entertainment Weekly.

3rd Annual Food for Thought Expo - Fairfield Warde High School
March 31, 2012 - Fairfield

This all-day event features cooking demos, food workshops and many vendors of local produce, meats, groceries, and ready-made foods. Learn how to make delicious and nutritious dishes. The event is sponsored by Fairfield PTA Fuel for Learning Partnership.

Silent Knight - Crystal Theatre Center for the Performing Arts, Ben Franklin Theater
March 31, 2012 - South Norwalk

The book, music and lyrics for this musical were created by Kyle Brenn, a 14-year-old Norwalk student who has starred on Broadway himself. This story is set in medieval times and follows the adventures of Amber, a tomboy on the verge of womanhood, and her dreams of becoming a knight.

The Wizard of Oz - The Showplace at the Bellmore Movies
March 31, 2012 - Bellmore

Join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion as they come to life in an adaptation featuring the music of the MGM movie. The audience is encouraged to meet and greet the cast after the performance.

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.

PASTA! A Pop Ups Puppet Musical - Symphony Space
March 31, 2012 - Upper West Side

Join the Pop Ups (veteran kids' rockers Jacob Stein and Jason Rabinowitz) for a zany yet educational musical adventure through the magical land of Brooklyn. With the audience's help, The Pop Ups search for the ingredients to make the best (locally sourced) pasta sauce ever. This colorful and theatrical show is populated with puppets as well as catchy original songs. Catch a glimpse of what's in store from The Pop Ups here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1uL8phveKw.

Nerdfighter Meetup - Westport Library
March 31, 2012 - Westport

Eat pizza, hang out with your fellow Nerdfighters, watch YouTube videos, and DFTBA.

Zoo Science Investigators - Queens Zoo
March 31, 2012 - Corona

There's a mystery to be solved and kids ages 7-10 will be the lead investigators. In this class taught by our Urban Ecologist, kids will use real science skills such as water testing to solve a mystery. They'll use the zoo as their lab to solve the case. And, at the end of the class, they'll get up close and personal with some of the species that they have been studying.

Mexican Paper Art and Andean Instrument-Making workshops - Flushing Town Hall
March 31, 2012 - Flushing

Join Master Mexican paper artist, Aurelia Fernandez, for a workshop based on the tradition of celebrating spring by giving children feathers in school. This lively workshop will show children and adults alike how to make animal hats from paper and found objects. Juan "Pepe" Santana will lead a workshop in making Andean instruments from Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. Participants will have the opportunity to build a pentatonic panpipe called palla and learn how to play simple Andean Melodies.

West Side Story: Movie Sing-A-Long - Queensborough Peforming Arts Center
March 31, 2012 - Bayside

In this movie musical, a love grew and developed amid conflict between two gangs on the streets of New York City in the 1960's. The event is best suited for adults and children over 14. At this event, the crowd sings along without an ounce of apprehension. Song sheets and other fun props and activities will be supplied. The most enthusiastic participant will be awarded a $100 cash prize.

Peter Pan - Broadhollow Theatre
March 31, 2012 - Elmont

You'll be flying high as you watch the adventures of Peter Pan as he saves Wendy from the villainous Captain Hook and his pirate crew.

RUNNING SCARED, RUNNING FREE - Ward Melville Heritage Organization
March 31, 2012 - Stony Brook

In commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War, this acclaimed theatrical production is a live, on-stage drama about the links between the Underground Railroad, intriguing secret codes and the role Long Island's Native American Indians played in helping to free slaves.

Nano Days are HERE! - Maritime Explorium
March 31, 2012 - Port Jefferson

Come explore the new nanotechnology exhibits.

DOO WOP WED WIDING HOOD - Studio Theatre
March 31, 2012 - Lindenhurst

It's the 1950s, hula-hoops are in high demand and so is Little Red Riding Hood. Wise Prince Jason, Strong Prince Justin and ordinary Loud Prince Frank all want to woo Red Riding Hood in this revisionist adaptation of the classic story that has a few other familiar themes thrown in.

Yoga Stretch Class - The Family Wellness Center
March 31, 2012 - Plainview

Class includes instruction in various breathing techniques, gentle and deep stretching, and strengthening muscles and bones. The intention of this class is to create deeper connection to self and deep peace. Call to register.

Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck's Annual Open House - Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck
March 31, 2012 - Center Moriches

Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck is hosting an open house for prospective campers and families of children and young adults with special needs Parents should bring their children if they are to be a new camper this summer.

School-Business Partnerships of Long Island's 13th annual Long Island Regional FIRST Robotics Competition - Hofstra University David S, Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex
Through March 31, 2012 - Hempstead

Teams have six weeks to build, program, and test their robots to meet the season's engineering challenge, Rebound Rumble. Teams use their robots to shoot as many balls into the baskets as possible.

Autism Rocks - A Night Out for the Grown Ups - Painters' Restaurant
March 31, 2012 - Brookhaven Hamlet

The evening presents an opportunity for parents, caregivers and supporters of Autism to come together and share information and support each other while enjoying music, food and drink. Funds benefit The Land and Sea Sports Club, a 501c(3) charitable organization dedicated to providing recreational and therapeutic land and sea sports programs for children on the Autism Spectrum and other developmental disabilities.

Live Music with Chick P & The Roasted Peppers - Martha Clara Vineyards
March 31, 2012 - Riverhead

Enjoy live music.

Long Island Spring Home Show - Nassau Coliseum Expo Center
March 31, 2012 - Uniondale

This three-day event is a Long Island tradition that showcases the latest innovations in home decor and accessories.

Craft for Kids - The Cupcake Corner
March 31, 2012 - Garden City

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

Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network Women’s Auxiliary - Astoria Manor Banquet Hall
March 31, 2012 - New York

New York’s own entrepreneur and musical talent, MarkAnthony Henry will be honored as a “Man of Vision” for his contributions to his community and fellow Americans by Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network Women’s Auxiliary NYC Chapter on Saturday, March 31, from 1-5 pm at the Astoria Manor Banquet Hall, 25-22 Astoria Blvd, New York where he will be accepting the award on behalf of his mentor, saxophonist, Tony Williams.

The Original Good Rats - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
March 31, 2012 - New York

Rolling Stone Magazine has labeled The Good Rats as "the world's most famous unknown band." Rock stars like Kiss, Jon Bon Jovi, and Billy Joel, along with celebrities like Alec Baldwin, Rosie O'Donnell, and many others, are among the many fans of the Good Rats. The band is extremely proud to have been inducted into the Long Island Music Hall Of Fame and has opened up for such great artist as Bruce Springsteen, Aerosmith, The Ramones, Ozzy Osbourne, The Grateful Dead, Kiss, Journey, and many other prominent musicians. The Rats have also performed at Madison Square Garden, the Philadelphia Spectrum, the Nassau Coliseum, the Hammersmith Odeon in England, Holleder Stadium in Rochester, and many more prestigious venues. Now in 2011, the Good Rats continue to perform in local venues throughout New York, Long Island, New Jersey, and Connecticut, as well as playing annually in their own summer weekend outdoor festival, aptly named Ratstock. Peppi Marchello, the founder, lead singer, and sole songwriter for the group, is also still performing over a 100 shows each year, including outdoor festivals, private events, large concerts, clubs, and bars.

Family Program: Archikids - The Skyscraper Museum
March 31, 2012 - Battery Park City

Architect Yves Roger leads a hands-on workshop in which tweens can get inspired by images, vintage film, and models of actual skyscrapers of the past and present, then make their own soaring structures.

Himmell Straw Chandeliers Workshop - Children's Museum of the Arts
March 31, 2012 - SoHo

Inspired by straw chandeliers used during Finnish Christmas, you will build your own mobile chandeliers with paper straws, tape, and string.

Irish Arts Festival - Children's Museum of the Arts
March 31, 2012 - SoHo

Explore the magical world of Irish arts and culture with New York's Irish Arts Center. The festival will include a variety of performing and visual art experiences to teach families and children about traditional and contemporary arts of Ireland. The day will feature jig lessons, mythical animations, storytelling, knitting workshops, and much more.

Legends of Disco LIVE at the Hammerstein Ballroom NYC - Hammerstein Ballrooom
March 31, 2012 - New York

The Ultimate Disco Dance Party featuring 5 legendary disco hit makers including Chic and the Trammps with MCs Deney Terrio and CBS FM's Joe Causi. Relive the days of Studio 54 and catch dance fever all over again. Tickets: http://tickets.discopartynyc.com/

Hop Like a Bunny Storytime - Ruth Keeler Memorial Library
March 31, 2012 - North Salem

Stories and activities all about bunnies!

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 www.toyboxtheatre.org. For more information, please visit www.toyboxtheatre.org. 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.

Lego Club - Children's Museum of the East End
March 31, 2012 - Bridgehampton

Older siblings are dropped off to construct works of art from LEGOs while the rest of the family is playing in the museum. Their creations will be on display until the next club meets. The program is designed to encourage older siblings to continue visiting the museum. To help CMEE develop this new program call (631) 537-8250 or email Daphne@cmee.org to donate LEGOs.

Screening: 'Aurélie Laflamme's Diary' - Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building at MoMa
March 31, 2012 - Midtown West

Since her father's death, Aurélie Laflamme has felt alone in the world. She's consumed with questions that she can't find answers to: What if her father was an alien and simply left Earth to return to his own planet? Wouldn't that make Aurélie an alien too? After all, that would explain many weird things about her, like why she feels different from everyone else, why she's doomed with a relentless clumsiness with words, or even why boys tend to get on her nerves all the time. Through the pages of her diary, Aurélie confides her innermost feelings of alienation and tries to find her place in the world. (2010; Canada; in French, with English subtitles) This program is for individual families of up to two adults and up to three kids. Tickets will be distributed at the reception desk from 10-10:30am and 11:30am-12pm. Tickets are also distributed at the information desk in MoMA's main lobby.

Community Sing: Young People's Chorus of New York City - The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
March 31, 2012 - Manhattan

Young People's Chorus of New York City is one of the world's leading children's choruses, known for celebrating the diversity of its members and community. Join the choir in singing African American spirituals at one of the world's foremost research libraries devoted to African history and culture studies.

Children's Reading Series: Jon Scieszka - 92nd Street Y
March 31, 2012 - Upper East Side

Scieszka's books for kids include the Time Warp Trio series, "The True Story of the Three Little Pigs," "Squids Will Be Squids," and "The Stinky Cheese Man." His tongue-in-cheek humor, laced with understatement and wordplay, makes for laugh-out-loud reading.

The Rewind Show - Highline Ballroom
March 31, 2012 -

EVERY SATURDAY LATE NIGHT at The Highline Ballroom: The Rewind Show with live performances and celebrity DJs. File Under: Rock, Dance, Electronic, Late Night. 21 or over to enter. Doors at 10:30pm, Show at 11:00pm. $20 at door. RSVP to info@4kent.com. The Rewind Show is a vision we have had for as long as we have been in the business of night clubs and event planning. We are tired of the same concept that every night-club in NYC has been stuck with over the years and think that it's time to change the way to party! As we all know nothing can compare to a live performance and therefore we have created the Rewind Show! We want to bring an experience like no other by combining the live music of the 80's Rock & Roll era along with the best DJ's spinning the present hits. Every Saturday night, the Highline Ballroom will operate as a high-end night club to let people experience the Rewind Show.

CEG Presents Paul Barrere & Fred Tackett The Guitarists of Little Feat - Highline Ballroom
March 31, 2012 -

Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett are guitar players. In fact, they're the guitar players with the legendary band Little Feat. Now they've joined forces to form an acoustic duo that will quite frankly blow you away, performing songs from their Little Feat catalogue and more with a decidedly different twist. The two first played together on the album Dixie Chicken (1973) almost 30 years ago, and since then they've played together or individually on numerous recording sessions for Little Feat and countless others, including Raitt, Taj Mahal, Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Dionne Farris, and The Wallflowers, to name but a few. Fred Tackett became a member of Little Feat in 1987 just before the making of Let it Roll (1988), but in a sense he has been a member for a whole lot longer. He has been writing songs for and playing on recordings with Little Feat since 1972 as one of the leading studio guitarists in Los Angeles since moving there in 1967. Tackett's credits are really too numerous to list. Along with his many sessions, he found time to travel with Bob Dylan for three years, Bob Seger for one, and also with Boz Scaggs just as Silk Degrees (1990) was making disco almost tolerable. Born in 1945 in Little Rock, AK, Tackett says everyone in his family played the trumpet except his mom. He brings multifaceted talents of guitar, mandolin, and trumpet to the table with Mr. Barrere's guitar and voice in a much more intimate rendering of songs and stories from a well-traveled road.

Holistic Mom's Network Meeting: Pregnancy & Nutrition - Early Childhood Center at Tappan Hill School
March 31, 2012 - Tarrytown

This month's meeting focuses on nutrition and pregnancy. Guest speaker will be Jill Cruz, founder of "Body Wise Food Smart," discussing nutrition for expecting mothers. Expecting parents and other interested parents/adults are welcome.

'WILLY WONKA' - Westchester Sandbox Theatre
March 31, 2012 - Mamaroneck

The Westchester Sandbox Theatre presents its Theatre for Young Audiences production of "WILLY WONKA." Fun for the whole family, relive the story of Willy Wonka, his chocolate factory, and the kids with Golden Tickets. For tickets, call 914-630-0804.

Free Trial Class: MusicClasses4Kids - Germonds Presbyterian Church
March 31, 2012 - New City

MusicClasses4Kids invites parents/caregivers and their newborn through kindergarten-aged children to experience their Spring 2012 “Paws and Claws” Song Collection. Pre-registration is required.

"Nearly Lear" - Emelin Theatre
March 31, 2012 - Mamaroneck

A mischievous, tender, and funny work that upends expectations of what a Shakespeare play should be. The New York Times calls Nearly Lear "a frisky funny tantalizing introduction to the lifelong pleasures of Shakespeare." Profoundly accessible, using exuberant storytelling, music, and film, "Nearly Lear," newly named winner of the IPAY (International Performing Arts for Youth) 2012 Victor Award for Outstanding Production, is a theatrical and family event encapsulating all the grandeur of one of Shakespeare's greatest works, King Lear. The story as told by Lear's devoted clown is performed by actor Susanna Hamnett, whom The New York Times calls "an energetic, virtuosic performer with a touch of the endearing goofball." The performance is for both seasoned theatergoers and kids from 6th Grade on up.

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!

Eternal Light...Shining Bright - Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center
March 31, 2012 - New York City

Eternal Light...Shining Bright. Hilary Apfelstadt, Conductor Laureate; Music for Women's Chorus; Jonathan Griffith, DCINY Artistic Director and Principal Conductor; Lauridsen: Lux Aeterna; Morten Lauridsen, Composer-in-Residence; Featuring Distinguished Concerts Singers International. Cy-Fair Chorale and Cy-Fair High School Women's Choir. Jed Ragsdale and Hallie Reed, Directors .

Egg-stravaganza - Connecticut Audubon Society
March 31, 2012 - Fairfield

"Eggs-plore" what's hatching at the Center at Fairfield's 16th annual "egg-stravaganza!" Fun-filled family activities include an egg hunt (ideal for children 8 and under), spring-themed craft making, live animal meet-and-greet, and a visit from a very special rabbit. Morning egg hunt includes a continental breakfast hil the afternoon egg hunt includes juice, cookies and healthy snack. Bring cameras and a basket. Program rain or shine. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Fam Lab: Peace, Love & Passover - Orange Splot Art Spot
March 31, 2012 - Peekskill

Explore the interactive art space, experiment with art materials, and play with art games, all inspired by Passover.

Therapy Dog Lends an Ear to Young Readers - Harrison Public Library
March 31, 2012 - Harrison

Tail Waggin' Tutors are therapy dogs and their handlers who visit schools and libraries so children can practice reading to them. This program helps young readers develop their skills by giving them one-on-one time with a furry, patient listener. Children who may be shy reading in front of peers will often willingly read to a friendly dog. This builds confidence and makes reading enjoyable. Dogs don't mind if you make mistakes!

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.

Spring Ecology Walk - Croton Point Nature Center
March 31, 2012 - Croton-on-Hudson

Now that spring is here, discover what is happening with the local flora and fauna. Friends of Read will provide the refreshments.

Preparing the Meadow for Mowing: Saving the Praying Mantis - Marshlands Conservancy
March 31, 2012 - Rye

Transport egg cases of the Praying Mantis to the nearby forest so they will not mowed over. Bring work gloves.

Vernal Pool Investigation - Cranberry Lake Preserve
March 31, 2012 - North White Plains

Rubber boots recommended for this investigation of the interesting pool inhabitants.

7th Annual Flying Model Expo - The Cradle of Aviation Museum
March 31, 2012 - Garden City

Come celebrate the skill, craftsmanship, and excitement of model building at the 7th annual Flying Model Expo sponsored by AMA and Model Airplane Clubs of Nassau, Suffolk, and Queens. The expo will provide builders, collectors, and flying model fans with an opportunity to see some of the best in class in model aircraft. Everything from electric, gas, RC, rubber-powered gliders, helicopters and more will be on display throughout the museum. Experience indoor and outdoor flying (weather permitting).

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.

Movies for Kids (And Their Families): Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory - Jacob Burns Film Center
March 31, 2012 - Pleasantville

For many, this adaptation of the beloved book (with Gene Wilder as the eccentric Mr. Wonka) is the definitive one. Rated "G." 1971; 100 min.

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. http://asiasociety.org/arts/film/extreme-private-ethos-japanese-documentaries-film-series

Open House - Frozen Ropes
March 31, 2012 - Elmsford

Frozen Ropes Elmsford, a leader in baseball and softball instruction, is under new ownership and management effective February 1, 2012. To celebrate, they are hosting an Open House event at their 22,000-sqare-foot facility.

Kids' Shabbat ('Junior Junior Congregation') - New City Jewish Center
March 31, 2012 - New City

Each Saturday during the school year, the synagogue hosts a kid- friendly Shabbat program led by preschool teacher and educator, Marilyn Soffer. Jr. Jr. kids can sing Shabbat songs, talk about the Torah portion of the week, eat a Shabbat snack, lead the rest of the congregation in Adon Olam. For more information, call 638-9600 or email ncjc@newcityjc.org.

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.

Dr. John: Insides Out: A Louis Armstrong Tribute - Brooklyn Academy of Music
Through March 31, 2012 - Fort Greene

For over 40 years, Dr. John has taken the exuberant and raucous sound of New Orleans under his wing, preserving its lore and channeling it through his own style of rhythm and blues. This spring, the good doctor comes to BAM with an extraordinary entourage of musical guests for an artistic residency, offering three distinct perspectives on his formidable career.

World Brooklyn: Ideas for Raising Tomorrow's Global Citizens - Brooklyn Friends School
March 31, 2012 - Downtown Brooklyn

Join Homa Sabet Tavangar, author of acclaimed book "Growing Up Global: Raising Children to Be At Home in the World", for an afternoon of panel sessions on raising children bilingually, in school and at home, issues of bias and balancing local and global community needs. There will be vendors from various multicultural organizations and small businesses including Little Pim, MUNY Children's Wear, Putamayo Kids, Déléguée Bayard et Milan Jeunesse and KinderKalendars.

Suburbia Roller Derby - Police Athletic League
March 31, 2012 - Yonkers

Half-time show Dead End Rocks. Music by DJ Frankie Teardrop.

Egg Extravaganza - West Side YMCA
March 31, 2012 - Upper West Side

In celebration of Spring-time and the Easter Holiday the West Side YMCA will host an Egg-Stravaganza that includes Easter egg dyeing, an egg hunt, games, crafts, and much more!

Basketball Shoot Out - West Side YMCA
March 31, 2012 - Upper West Side

The West Side YMCA is hosting a Basketball Shootout to support the Strong Kids Campaign. Prizes include Nike merchandise. Age divisions: 9-11, 12-14, 15-16, adults.

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.

April Fool's Day Eve - The Scholastic Store
March 31, 2012 - SoHo

Who said April Fool's Day has to start on April 1? The Encyclopedia of Immaturity and The Encyclopedia of Immaturity Volume 2 are the books of choice with jokes and tricks galore: they're the ultimate how-not-to-grow-up guide. The Scholastic Store will be testing out tricks and demoing feats of foolishness on kids, staff, and even parents in the audience. No one is safe from the sillies on April Fools Day Eve!

Pinocchio - Vanderbilt Mansion Carriage House
March 31, 2012 - Centerport

This audience-participation performance follows the adventures of Pinocchio and his quest to change from a puppet to a real boy. Call for reservations.

MacHomer starring Rick Miller - Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
Through March 31, 2012 - New York

"Is this a dagger which I see before me? Or a pizza? Mmm, pizza…" ponders Homer Simpson aloud in the international mega-hit that is MacHomer. The side-splitting one-man show transplants Shakespeare to Springfield, home of America’s favorite dysfunctional family. Bridging the gap between cartoon fun and theatrical greatness, actor Rick Miller manages to turn Macbeth into a hilarious romp with more than 50 characters from the legendary animated show in a hilarious series of impersonations. True Shakespeareans will marvel at the way humor is highlighted throughout the original script which remains about 85% Shakespeare. And those who come more for the laughs are sure to see Shakespeare in a whole new light. Rick Miller has hosted ABC’s Just For Laughs and been named one of the Most Creative People Alive by Entertainment Weekly. http://nyuskirball.org//calendar/machomer Recommended for ages 8 and up. Performance Length: 80 minutes without intermission

Mike Carbo's New York Comic Book Marketplace - Penn Plaza Pavillion
March 31, 2012 - New York

March 31st, 2012 - SATURDAY (10am - 7pm) - 1 DAY ONLY!!! Brimstone, Luscious and Mina Sanwald will be appearing at Mike Carbo's New York Comic Book Marketplace taking place at the Penn Plaza Pavillion located at 401 7th Avenue (at 33rd Street), New York, New York 10001 in order to promote, "Brimstone and The Borderhounds." Brimstone will be signing pre-purchased copies of the comic and will also have copies of the comic on site available for purchase. For more details please visit the Official Website at http://www.nycbm.com/ or http://www.houndcomics.com for directions or more information

Family Dance - Ascension School Auditorium
March 31, 2012 - Upper West Side

Caller Henry Chapin will teach fun and easy contra dances and translation will be available into Spanish. Absolute beginners and experienced dancers of all ages are welcome. No partner needed. The Orfeo Duo (Vita Wallace, violin and accordion, and Ishmael Wallace, piano) will play traditional tunes and new dance music by neighborhood composers Fidel Cuellar, Kate Ettinger, and James Blachly as well as a touch of swing music. The very young dancers of Ascension Church Cultural Center will also be featured.

Community Sing - Schomburg Center
March 31, 2012 - Harlem

Free audience participation concert by Young People's Chorus of New York City.

Bookfair with The Story Pirates & Fundraiser for White Plains Performing Arts Center - Barnes & Noble City Center
March 31, 2012 - White Plains

Bookfair starts at 1pm and will feature a preview of WPPAC's upcoming shows in the Barnes & Noble store on the first floor of City Center. WPPAC will receive a percentage of sales from any purchases made. Described as "Monty Python meets Schoolhouse Rock," The Story Pirates (storypirates.org) is a nationally respected education and media organization founded in 2003 to celebrate the words and ideas of young people. Their world-class teachers and first-rate actors and comedians teach creative writing to kids, and then adapt the stories the kids write into skits and musical numbers. All the stories are written by kids! The Story Pirates will also be performing a Free preview of their show in the store at 4:30 pm.

The Story Pirates Greatest Hits Show - White Plains Performing Arts Center
March 31, 2012 - White Plains

Described as "Monty Python meets Schoolhouse Rock," The Story Pirates (storypirates.org) is a nationally respected education and media organization founded in 2003 to celebrate the words and ideas of young people. Their world-class teachers and first-rate actors and comedians teach creative writing to kids and then adapt the stories the kids write into skits and musical numbers. All the stories are written by kids! They will be performing their "Greatest Hits" show live. To purchase tickets, call the Box Office at 914-328-1600 or visit www.wppac.com. The Story Pirates will also be performing a free preview of their show in Barnes & Noble at Center City at 4:30pm.

The Carmelo Bongiovi Show - Gotham City Improv Theater
March 31, 2012 - New York

A night of Stand-up Comedy, hosted by Carmelo Bongiovi. Comics appearing include: Brian Frange, Joe Masse, Steve Loftus. The Carmelo Bongiovi Show Saturday, March 31st 8pm Gotham City Improv Theater 48 West 21st Street, Studio 801 Reservation Line info@gothamcityimprov.com Beer and Wine available before the show.

Create Something Great Recycled Sculpture Art Reception and Awards Ceremony - Portledge School
March 31, 2012 - Locust Valley

Students (in pre-Kindergarten through sixth grade)from across Long Island were encouraged to build sculptures designed around the theme of animals, birds, and reptiles made out of recycled and/or reusable materials. Their work was judged and prizes will be awarded. Following the awards reception, wildlife experts from the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audubon Center will do an up-close and personal "meet and greet" with nocturnal animals. Instructors from Portledge Summer Adventures will offer hands-on science and arts and crafts activities for children of all ages.

The JCC In Manhattan Announces: The 2011/2012 Season of R&R @ the JCC March 31st Environmentalism Day - The JCC In Manhattan
March 31, 2012 - New York

The JCC In Manhattan Announces: The 2011/2012 Season of R&R @ the JCC – MARCH 31st Environmental Day WHO: Green Spa with Sheila K. Lewis, Bible Players Environmental Show, What's Jewish Got To Do With the Environment?, Children’s Art Project - Celebrate the Environment: Sponge Flowers & Birds Nest Collage, Be a Green Super Hero: Environmental Games for Children, Improv for All Ages with Rebeca Diaz, A Capella Concert: The Radcliffe Pitchesand much, much more!!! WHAT: R&R Saturdays are FREE at the JCC! Make your Shabbat afternoon special and share in our community. Workshops, Art, Yoga, Meditation, Food, Music, Study Sessions, film, creative art projects, Spa Experiences, Indoor & Outdoor play! There are programs for both children and adults. Guaranteed fun for the whole family! All are welcome. WHEN: Saturday March 31, 2012, 2:00pm-5:00pm (until March 31st) WHERE: The JCC In Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue @ 76th Street, New York, New York 10023 WHY: An amazing weekly opportunity to be together as a family and as a community. R&R is an incredible alternative to the typical New York Saturday and... IT'S ALL FREE! For more information: www.jccmanhattan.org/rr or join our Facebook page for updated information https://www.facebook.com/pages/RR-Shabbat-at-The-JCC-in-Manhattan/193553367387562

Mother-Daughter Pampering - VMV Hypoallergenics
March 31, 2012 - Flatiron District

A day of mom-daughter fun! Come with your tween/teen so she can learn how to care for her changing skin. For moms, there will be a blissful 30-minute facial by one of the licensed Vx Estheticians in a quiet, private treatment room. For daughters, there will be an in-depth skin consultation with one of the specially-trained (and licensed) estheticians, including a skin cleansing and moisturizing. Space is limited; call 212-217-2762 to make a reservation.

Moey's Music Party's Free Easter Concert - Carl Schurz Park
March 31, 2012 - Upper East Side

Head to the park to hunt for 20,000 Easter eggs and rock out to Moey's Music Party's free Easter-themed concert. Moey will get the kids hopping like bunnies and hiding like Easter eggs as she sings holiday hits like "Little Bunny Foo-Foo" and debuts new songs from her new April release CD, Princess Revolution. The Easter Egg Hunt is at noon. Moey's Music Party takes the stage at 1pm. Rain date: April 1, 1pm-3pm. If rain date occurs, the Easter Egg Hunt will be at 1pm, and Moey's Music Party will take the stage at 2pm.

World Brooklyn: Ideas for Raising Tomorrow's Global Citizens - Brooklyn Friends School
March 31, 2012 - Downtown Brooklyn

Join Homa Sabet Tavangar, author of acclaimed book "Growing Up Global: Raising Children to Be At Home in the World", for an afternoon of panel sessions on raising children bilingually, in school and at home. Vendors from various multicultural organizations include Little Pim, MUNY Children's Wear, Putamayo Kids, and others.

Pardon My French Saturdays - Scarlet
March 31, 2012 - New York

Located on the border of 2 trendy neighborhoods Flatiron & Chelsea, The Scarlet captures the essence of sophistication and style with comfortable leather seating, warm colors, velvet walls, crystals and embellished gold tone mirrors. Scarlet provides the intimate atmosphere of a lounge and the entertainment of a large club. Crystal chandeliers greet you from the moment you walk in. Damask patters cover the foyers textured walls providing an opulent setting. The elegant Moulin Rouge décor is perfect for entertaining. The ceilings are adorned with dazzling crystals that drip from the sky as you party the night away. For entry email rsvp@nycprive.com - we are also taking table reservations for large groups interested in bottle specials and seating area. Dress to impress and come celebrate the amazing spring weather in style!

W Downtown Presents Downtown After Dark DJ Series Featuring Hyper Crush - W New York - Downtown Hotel
March 31, 2012 - New York

Hyper Crush is made up of Holly Valentine, Preston Moronie and Donny Fontaine – an electro-pop trio based out of Los Angeles. Their bass thumping records and energetic live sets have garnered them fans around the world. Hyper Crush recently released their self produced Night Waves on iTunes with hit singles “Fingers Up” and “Werk Me” rocking clubs around the country. In April, the group will head cross-country to headline the Glowsticks for Breakfast Tour with Black Cards, Silver Medallion and DJ Benzi.

PICTURE PERFECT - THE GREEN-WOOD HISTORIC FUND HOSTS AN AFTERNOON WITH PHOTOGRAPHER JOHN THOMAS GRANT AS HE GIVES HANDS-ON TIPS AND ADVICE TO PHOTOGRAPHERS OF ALL LEVELS - Green-Wood Cemetery
March 31, 2012 - Brooklyn

The Green-Wood Historic Fund will host an afternoon with photographer John Thomas Grant at Green-Wood’s Historic Chapel featuring Grant’s extraordinary photographs of cemeteries in America. Grant will discuss his most recent book, “Final Thoughts” and following a book signing, participants will board Green-Wood’s trolley for a combination working photography session and tour of Grant’s favorite spots with Green-Wood. Participants are invited to bring their cameras and join Grant as he gives hands-on tips and advice on photographing at Green-Wood. Seating is limited for both the talk and trolley tour. Reservations for this trolley tour are strongly recommended. If the tour is not sold out in advance, walk-ups will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis. To make a reservation or to find out more information, visit www.green-wood.com/toursevents or call 718-210-3080.

PICTURE PERFECT - THE GREEN-WOOD HISTORIC FUND HOSTS AN AFTERNOON WITH PHOTOGRAPHER JOHN THOMAS GRANT AS HE GIVES HANDS-ON TIPS AND ADVICE TO PHOTOGRAPHERS OF ALL LEVELS - Green-Wood Cemetery
March 31, 2012 - Brooklyn

The Green-Wood Historic Fund will host an afternoon with photographer John Thomas Grant at Green-Wood’s Historic Chapel featuring Grant’s extraordinary photographs of cemeteries in America. Grant will discuss his most recent book, “Final Thoughts” and following a book signing, participants will board Green-Wood’s trolley for a combination working photography session and tour of Grant’s favorite spots with Green-Wood. Participants are invited to bring their cameras and join Grant as he gives hands-on tips and advice on photographing at Green-Wood. Seating is limited for both the talk and trolley tour. Reservations for this trolley tour are strongly recommended. If the tour is not sold out in advance, walk-ups will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis. To make a reservation or to find out more information, visit www.green-wood.com/toursevents or call 718-210-3080.

Harvested Fresh Multidisciplinary Art Show - Studio 580
March 31, 2012 - New York

A fabulous one night show at Studio 580 curated by Javier Infantes. Harvested Fresh Art is his brain child, born with the intention of giving the opportunity to young artists of exhibiting their work in a high-quality art space in the heart of Manhattan. It is a multidisciplinary exhibition created to allow a quick look at the diversity of the younger and fresher art scene in NYC.

Spring Family Fiesta Brunch - Toloache 82
March 31, 2012 - Upper East Side

Chef/Owner Julian Medina will host his monthly themed family fiesta series to celebrate spring at his newest restaurant, Toloache 82 on the Upper East Side. From 11:30am?3pm on both Saturday and Sunday, kids can enjoy Toloache's $15 kids' prix-fixe brunch menu, spring-themed arts and crafts, and complimentary face painting. The restaurant's regular brunch and beverage menus will also be available for adults.

'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.

Juilliard Dance Repertory features works by Jose Limon, Nacho Duato and Ohad Naharin - Peter Jay Sharp Theater
Through April 01, 2012 - New York

Juilliard dancers perform The Waldstein Sonata by Jose Limon Gnawa by Spanish choreographer Nacho Duato BELLUS, PARK and DANZ by Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin Performances take place on Wednesday, March 28 Thursday, March 29 Friday, March 30 Saturday, March 31 at 8 PM Sunday, April 1 at 3 PM Tickets at $30 will be available at the Janet and Leonard Kramer box Office at Juilliard beginning February 22 by calling CenterCharge at (212) 721-6500 or online at www.juilliard.edu For further information, call (212) 769-7406 or go to www.juilliard.edu

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 www.americanbard.org or by calling 212-352-3101. Group sales, call 347-422-7309 or email groupsales@americanbard.org. For more information, please visit www.americanbard.org. 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 Dream and Measure for Measure. He also works regularly with The Drilling Company, Emerging Artists, Julli Theatre Company and Theatre Askew. As a writer Mr. Herholdt’s credits include is solo shows Falling In Love and Other Ridiculous Ideas and the forthcoming Missed Connections. The American Bard Theatre Company is a not-for-profit organization serving the Greater New York community. ABTC is dedicated to the exploration of lesser known theatrical works by Shakespeare and other highly regarded playwrights. We seek to entertain, educate and impact audiences by using the author’s linguistic clues to envision how the work may be interpreted.

CraftNEWYORK - 7W New York
Through April 01, 2012 - New York

CraftNEWYORK, a Show and Sale to Benefit CERF+ (Craft Emergency Relief Fund + Artists' Emergency Resources), will take place March 30, 31 and April 1, 2012 in New York City at 7W New York, on 34th Street at Fifth Avenue. It will feature 120 outstanding American artists including international craft luminaries Randall Darwall, Cliff Lee, Thomas Mann, and Hideaki Miyamura and the 2011 Best of Show Award winner, Jay Rogers. The second annual exhibit and sale of contemporary decorative arts and design draws an international audience of enthusiasts from across the globe. The inaugural event was visited by top collectors, curators and designers including Barbara Tober, Paul J. Smith and Judith Ripka. Chief curator at the Museum of Arts and Design, David Revere McFadden, awarded the prestigious Best of Show award to woodworker Jay Rogers. This year, Ulysses Dietz, senior curator at the Newark Museum, will choose the recipient. 120 of America’s most skilled designer craftspeople are selected by a prestigious jury of acclaimed craft artists, educators and experts who select work that exemplifies the highest quality, technical merit, and originality in American craft today. The show includes one-of-a-kind and limited edition work in ceramics, fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, paper, wearable art or wood. Celebrated and recognized internationally, many of the artists you will find at the show have been collected by major museums including the Smithsonian, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, the Reina Sofia Museum, and the Museum of Arts and Design, to name only a few. Jeff Sobel, past president of Artrider Productions notes, “these particular artists show us why America is at the pinnacle of the craft movement. In turn they continue the tradition, they set the standard, and they push the envelope.” Ticket sales go directly to CERF+ whose mission is to safeguard and sustain the careers of craft artists and to provide emergency resources and services that benefit all artists. The only non-profit of its kind, it provides emergency relief support, business and career-strengthening programs, and advocacy and research for professional craft artists across the nation. CERF+ also advocates, engages in research, and backs policy that supports artists’ careers. Since its inception 25 years ago, CERF+ has helped hundreds of artists with over $1 million in financial assistance, along with approximately $250,000 in donated services.

DUEL: (2 weeks, 2 works): with Sidra Bell Dance New York - Baruch Performing Arts Center - Nagelberg Theater
Through April 01, 2012 - New York

Sidra Bell Dance New York (SBDNY, Inc.), a boutique company based in NYC and known for their innovative and provocative dance theater works will present two works during a two week engagement in New York City entitled DUEL. The newest work STELLA (Program A) is already garnering considerable buzz in the blogosphere as an "important, intelligent" work: "Bell is a product of the 21st Century. She is exploring uncharted territories." (NYC Dance Stuff, 2011). DUEL also features the return of the critically acclaimed ReVUE in Program B. "It was a REVUE unlike any other, a blend of vaudeville, Fellini, and Cirque du Soleil. Bell proved that she had her finger on the future of dance where ballet and hip-hop coexist on the same plane." (2010 Best in Dance, Pittsburgh Post Gazette) This 2012 season will showcase two programs that reflect Bell's ability to create work that defies boundaries and invites its spectators into a breathtaking experience. General Admission $25 / Students $10 (with proper ID) /Two Students $15 (with proper ID)

STUNT LAB - Canal Park Playhouse
Through April 01, 2012 - Tribeca

Yo-yo champ Mark Hayward and celebrated contortionist Jonathan Burns team up for STUNT LAB, putting their madness to the test in the wackiest laboratory in world. Using everyday objects and their own ingenuity, this duo creates dangerous, amazing, and wild experiments to please thrill seekers of all ages as they scientifically attempt "The Greatest Stunt of All Time." The duo plans to break a world record at every show. Mark Hayward and Jonathan Burns's skills have been seen on The Late Show with David Letterman, The Jay Leno Show, America's Got Talent, and The NBC Nightly News. Their talents have taken them to stages across the United States, China, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and even exotic New Jersey. Part of Canal Park Playhouse's Classic Brunch matinee series, brunch at the theater's Waffle Iron cafe is available before and after the show. The brunch menu includes hot-off-the-waffle-iron spinach, mushroom, smoked chicken sausage frittatas, French toast, and traditional Belgian waffles with pure Vermont maple syrup and butter as well as the house specialty The Playhouse Pink Waffle (a pink waffle with strawberries and whipped cream). New menu additions include the Decadent Dark Chocolate Waffle, entree salads, and sliders.

OBLVN '100 Paintings' - Klughaus Gallery
Through April 01, 2012 - New York

Emerging Pacific Northwest artist OBLVN hand paints 100 exclusive illustrations in honor of New York City debut—New York, NY - Feb 27, 2012 - Klughaus Gallery is proud to announce the debut of “100 Paintings,” a solo exhibition of brand new, one-of-a-kind illustrated works by Portland, Oregon-based artist and cartoonist Aaron OBLVN. In honor of his first ever east coast show, OBLVN has been hard at work for months preparing one hundred illustrations exclusively for Klughaus; highlights of the character and cartoon-heavy exhibit include contemporary, tongue-in-cheek remixes of classic cartoon characters like 'Felix The Cat' as an art thief and 'Dennis the Menace' as a vandal, as well as many original works, from mischievous spray can characters to runaway inkwells. Why one hundred works? “I’ve been drawing my whole life, but really focusing on this style for about three years now—but not on this scale,” says OBLVN. “I read once in a sign painting comic strip by [cartoonist] Justin Green that it takes about 100 hours of brushing before you finally get your lettering down,” says OBLVN of one of the motives behind sitting down to tackle the daunting task of creating one hundred pieces of art for a single show. “So I figured if I did 100 characters, I would definitely get some good practice in. I can tell from the first cartoons I started doing a few years ago that I've gotten better. It's always great to see your own progress.” In addition to breaking the gallery record for the highest number of works in a single show, the breadth and depth of OBLVN's body of playful, accessible work makes "100 Paintings" a show with literally something for everyone. “I love cartoons,” he says of his trademark subject matter. “I’m picky, but I love a lot of styles. From Vaughn Bode, Basil Wolverton, Skip Williamson, Text Avery, Ralph Bakshi and John K to more contemporary artists like Barry McGee and Todd James.” In this vein “100 Paintings” is both a one-of-a-kind body of work as well as a collective ode to the artists OBLVN emulates, and he is looking forward to piecing together his collection of puzzle pieces in New York City: “I’m really stoked on the work as a whole,” he says. “So much of my time is spent up close with the pieces, my face only a few inches from my brush and the ink that it’s sort of crazy to step back and see the work as a body. It’s pretty cool to see how much I cranked out. It’s so awesome that [the opening] is in NY, but seriously daunting. I’m excited.” The opening for “100 Paintings” will take place Saturday, March 10th from 6-10 pm. Please RSVP to rsvp@klughaus.net.

Spring Open House & Waterfront Festival - Port of Egypt Marina
Through April 01, 2012 - Southold

This family-friendly event includes boating and water sports trials and tips; nature talks; food and wine tastings; live acoustic guitar music; and local artist exhibits. Other kids' highlights include Cornell Cooperative Eel Grass Program; Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research; Orient Beach State Park Bug Lighthouse replica; US Coast Guard Auxiliary Fun on the Water; Boating Safety program; pirate-led scavenger treasure hunt; children’s rock painting and Boy Scout Troop 51 flag sale. Check the website for the schedule.

Opening Weekend at Queens Botanical Garden - Queens Botanical Garden
Through April 01, 2012 - Flushing

Meet Flora, take a Garden tour, plant a seed, and welcome spring at the Garden!

The Ronald S. Lauder Collection: Selections from the 3rd Century BC to the 20th Century/Germany, Austria, and France - Neue Galerie
Through April 02, 2012 - New York

Devoted to the extraordinary collection of Neue Galerie co-founder Ronald Lauder, the show will provide a rare glimpse into one of the finest private art collections in the world. The Ronald S. Lauder collection encompasses a broad range of masterworks. The exhibition will focus on six areas: medieval art, arms and armor, Old Master paintings, 19th- and 20th-century drawings, fine and decorative art of Vienna 1900, and modern and contemporary art. Among the artists represented are Joseph Beuys, Constantin Brancusi, Paul Cézanne, Vasily Kandinsky, Anselm Kiefer, Gustav Klimt, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, and Gerhard Richter.

April's Fool - St. Sebastian Parish Center
Through April 03, 2012 - Woodside

Movement Theater workshop for children 8-9 years old. Mare Nostrum Elements, a theater company located in Woodside, Queens is presenting an eight session Movement Theater workshop being held every Tuesday night from 3pm-5pm. This is a free workshop and space is limited so please register by emailing us at workshops@mnelements.org or calling 718-545-6665.

St. John Sale - St. John Boutique
Through April 03, 2012 - New York

Beginning March 14th Online & In-Store SALE Save as much as 40% off* the Resort Collection *Selected Merchandise only; sale items will be indicated in-store. No adjustments for prior sales www.discoverstjohn.com

SPLURGE 5th Annual Easter Basket Drive for Kids In Need - SPLURGE
Through April 04, 2012 - Greenwich

SPLURGE is proud to partner with Kids in Crisis and the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County again this year to collect filled Easter Baskets for kids in need. Easter baskets for kids aged two to 17 will be accepted at SPLURGE and SPLURGE Kids at 39 and 60 Lewis Street in Greenwich, through Wednesday, April 4th. Cellophane wrapped Easter Baskets can be filled with toys, journals, personal care items, gift cards, packaged healthy snacks and traditional Easter candy.

ADHD Parent Coaching Workshop Series - Plainview Building
Through April 05, 2012 - Plainview

Education combined with the support and guidance of a trained professional can make a huge difference in parenting children with ADHD. During this 7-session workshop parents develop the techniques necessary to help reduce the challenging behaviors, homework stress, and school struggles. (February 9,16, March 1,8,15,22, and April 5). Email cindy@ptscoaching.com to register. Full details @ www.ptscoaching.com.

Barbara Roux: Environments - Hofstra University Museum, Emily Lowe Gallery
Through April 05, 2012 - Hempstead

Barbara Roux's work focuses on the forest and cove where she lives on the north shore of Long Island. An artist and conservationist, she uses her daily interaction with natural habitats to inform her artistic work. This original exhibition includes drawings, photographs, poetry, and sculpture. The exhibit runs through April 5, 2012.

Holiday Mini-Camp - Friedberg JCC
Through April 05, 2012 - Oceanside

Your children can join their friends and have lots of fun as they travel to far-off places in this themed pre-camp program especially designed with the youngest “campers” in mind. Your child’s mini-camp day will consist of arts & crafts, swimming, sports, music, story-time, playground and more.

Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour - Nassau Coliseum
Through April 07, 2012 - Uniondale

Tickets are now available for Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour. Jackson fans can expect a riveting fusion of visuals, dance, music, and fantasy that immerses audiences in Michael's creative world and literally turns his signature moves upside down in this Cirque du Soleil production. Aimed at lifelong fans as well as newcomers, the show captures the essence, soul, and inspiration of the King of Pop, celebrating a legacy that continues to transcend generations. The show debuts April 7, 2012 at 8pm.

Macy's Flower Show - Brasil - Gardens in Paradise - Macy's
Through April 07, 2012 -

Bursting with color, excitement and energy, our Flower Show is like taking a walk through Brasil itself! Experience the vast, lush wonders of the Amazon rainforest as you walk by towering palms, tropical plants and exotic birds. Explore ponds abundant with exotic plant life, walk down secret pathways and stumble upon a hidden rushing waterfall. Be transported to the cities of Brasil through colorful, vibrant gardens that adorn both mid-century mission-style villages and modern-day inner city neighborhoods, plus take in a striking view of Sao Paolo, Brasil's largest city, from a rooftop garden oasis. Discover the starkly modern architecture of Oscar Niemeyer's Brasilia, and be swept away by the curvaceous gardens and swirling mosaic walkways of Roberto Burle Marx. After you leave Gardens in Paradise, be sure to visit the Carnaval celebration in the Flower Show windows across from the tent! Then, head around the corner to the windows on 34th Street, where you'll find Macy's Bouquet of the Day, a series of unique floral presentations by some of New York's most celebrated designers. Inside Herald Square, you'll find a series of specialty gardens, including a special Gucci garden inspired by their new Flora fragrance collection and an interactive kid's garden presented by Colonial Williamsburg.

'Color Your Own' Easter Cookie Decorating - Eleni's New York - Chelsea Market
Through April 07, 2012 - New York

Color Your Own cookies--as featured on Good Morning America--are the perfect way to bring the family together. Register online for fun Easter cookie coloring in New York's iconic Chelsea Market! Tickets include: One dozen egg-shaped cookies 5 edible ink markers 1 hour of family decorating fun in our spacious Chelsea Market store!

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

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

DanceBrazil - Joyce Theater
Through April 08, 2012 -

Applauded for its "high-octane, high-flying" (The New York Times) fusion of African dance forms, modern dance and capoeira, the company performs Dance like a Fight - Fight like a Dance, a sensuous, fast-paced new work by Artistic Director Jelon Vieira that draws upon the ongoing dialogue of a capoeira roda, (the circle where capoeira lives). Also on the program—the revival of last season's hit Batuke, a hard-driving piece exploding with the rhythms created by smooth samba steps, capoeira lethal kicks, and the stick dance Maculelé.

Audubon: National Treasures - The Five Watercolors for the Second Fascicle of 'The Birds of America' - New-York Historical Society
Through April 08, 2012 - New York

Looking at these five watercolors you are enjoying an experience similar to that of John James Audubon's (1785–1851) original subscribers to The Birds of America (1827-1838). In distributing its 435 plates, he followed a nineteenth-century practice of issuing them serially by subscription in 87 fascicles (groups) of five prints. In a brilliant marketing ploy, John James Audubon packaged each group of engravings to consist of three small, one medium, and one large, spectacular species. The latter fully exploited the double-elephant-size paper, the largest then available, used for the prints and the watercolors of the biggest birds. In the second grouping, the pièce de résistance was the Wild Turkey (hen and chicks). Two of the other four preparatory watercolors date from an intense early period of studying birds in the company of his best pupil from Cincinnati, Joseph Mason (1808–1842), who painted many of the botanical specimens during 1821-22. All five prints after these watercolor models were initially engraved by William Home Lizars (1788–1859) in Edinburgh and retouched later by Robert Havell Jr. (1793–1878) in London. The 435 hand-colored aquatints and etchings of The Birds of America contain at least 1,026 life-size birds representing around 500 species (a number that changes as DNA evidence alters modern taxonomy). This deluxe edition, considered the most spectacular color folio print series ever produced, remains one of the world's preeminent natural history documents.

A Passion for Drawings: Charles Ryskamp's Bequest to The Frick Collection - Frick Collection
Through April 08, 2012 - New York

This winter and spring The Frick Collection will celebrate the generosity and discerning taste of former Director Charles A. Ryskamp (1928-2010) with an exhibition of works on paper from his bequest. This generous gift transforms the museum's holdings in drawings, enlarging them by nearly a third, while complementing the permanent collection's focus on the landscape and figural subjects favored by Henry Clay Frick. The works will be exhibited for the first time at the Frick in the Cabinet, a space created by Dr. Ryskamp during his tenure as Director from 1987 to 1997 and intended especially for the display of works on paper. The drawings were chosen from Dr. Ryskamp's extensive collection by Director Emerita Anne L. Poulet, Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator Colin B. Bailey, and Senior Curator Susan Grace Galassi. The varied subjects and styles of the works speak to the vibrant intellect of Dr. Ryskamp, who equated the collecting of art with the acquisition of knowledge. Three drawings are by artists already represented in The Frick Collection: a landscape in pencil by Pierre-Etienne-Theodore Rousseau, an early academic nude by Edgar Degas, and a pen-and-ink study of a young man by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo. Other works -- by artists such as George Stubbs, William Blake, and Eugene Delacroix -- were selected for their quality and art historical significance. The installation will also include two oil-on-paper studies of clouds by John Constable, which Dr. Ryskamp was instrumental in bringing to the Collection in 2001.

Chiku Awali Fundraiser - Spring Valley Youth Bureau
Through April 09, 2012 - Spring Valley

Drop off your empty ink jet and laser cartridges, cell phone, and other unused or out-of-date small electronics for recycling. Funds from the collection will support Chiku Awali's Rites of Passage Program, which is designed to help adolescents make the transition from childhood to adulthood. Items can be dropped off on Monday evenings.

Chiku Awali Fundraiser - Spring Valley Youth Bureau
Through April 09, 2012 - Spring Valley

Drop off your empty ink jet and laser cartridges, cell phone, and other unused or out-of-date small electronics for recycling. Funds from the collection will support Chiku Awali's Rites of Passage Program, which is designed to help adolescents make the transition from childhood to adulthood. Items can be dropped off on Monday evenings.

Chiku Awali Fundraiser - Spring Valley Youth Bureau
Through April 09, 2012 - Spring Valley

Drop off your empty ink jet and laser cartridges, cell phone, and other unused or out-of-date small electronics for recycling. Funds from the collection will support Chiku Awali's Rites of Passage Program, which is designed to help adolescents make the transition from childhood to adulthood. Items can be dropped off on Monday evenings through April 9.

Eugene Atget: "Documents pour artistes" - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through April 09, 2012 - Manhattan

This exhibition presents six fresh and highly focused cross sections through the career of master photographer Eugene Atget (French, 1857-1927), drawn exclusively from the Museum's unparalleled holdings of his work. The sign outside Atget's studio read, "Documents pour artistes," -- declaring his modest ambition to create images for other artists to use as source material. This humility belied the visual sophistication and distinctive vision that characterized much of Atget's own work. Whether exploring the urban texture of Paris' fifth arrondissement throughout the first quarter of the 20th century, or the abandoned grandeur of the parks at Sceaux during a remarkable creative outburst in the spring of 1925, Atget captured the essence of his chosen subject through the camera's lens with increasing sensitivity throughout his career. Also featured are his photographs made in the Luxembourg gardens, as well as a concise selection from Atget's sustained investigation of Parisian and rural courtyards. Two final sections of the exhibition highlight Atget's attention to the human figure, a rare but significant aspect of his work, as well as his "Surrealist" photographs of mannequins, store windows, and street fairs that so intrigued the Parisian avant-garde in the 1920s.
 Atget began making photographs in the late 1890s, and the photographs featured in this exhibition span the breadth of his career. However, more than two-thirds of the over 100 works on view were made after World War I when Atget's photographic vision had fully matured, and these remain taut, essential, and surprising pictures to this day.

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

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

New Moms Support Group - Parents R Talking
Through April 11, 2012 - Mineola

Parents are encouraged to bring their babies when they first arrive. The group offers support, suggestions, and solutions during those first few exhausting months. They will answer questions on being new parents and provide social support. The classes run through April 12, 2012.

Postpartum Peer Support Group - Parents R Talking
Through April 12, 2012 - Mineola

Have you felt any of the following thoughts?..."I am having difficulty sleeping even when the baby sleeps," "I feel like I'm jumping out of my skin," "I can't stop crying and I don't know why." If you have, this support group is for you. Call to register. The classes run through April 12, 2012.

Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Biblical Times - Discovery Times Square
Through April 15, 2012 - New York

Take a fascinating archaeological journey through the Holy Land. This rare exhibit features the famed Dead Sea Scrolls, a stone from the Western Wall from the Second Temple in Jerusalem and more than 500 never-before-seen artifacts from biblical times. Experience firsthand the traditions, beliefs and iconic objects of ancient Israel that impact world religions today.

Who Loves You, Baby? - SoHo Playhouse
Through April 15, 2012 - New York

Who Loves You, Baby?, written by New York’s own Hunter Nelson, has had everyone from hipsters to hip-replacements rolling in the aisles. Under the direction of Taylor Negron, Tom DiMenna expertly channels the unmistakable chutzpah of long-dead 70’s Hollywood tough guy Telly Savalas. That’s right: The no-nonsense Greek-American actor best known as TV’s Lt. Theo Kojak has taken flesh once again -- and he sings, too! Accompanied by virtuosic pianist Alex Leonard, and joined by Henry Kaiser as Telly’s second-banana brother George (part of a “package deal” resurrection), DiMenna creates a unique and surreal atmosphere of nightclub comedy and supernatural stagecraft, all couched in the uncontestable class and cool of a sexier (and somewhat sweatier) time gone by. Featured in the Wall Street Journal, Who Loves You, Baby? has received cheers from all over: “You will not see a funnier play than Who Loves You, Baby?! As Savalas, Tom DiMenna is hilarious and cool like Telly.” -- Nytheater.com; “Who Loves You, Baby? is hilarious. Tom DiMenna is front and center as a dead ringer for the now-dead Savalas. It’s a brilliantly breezily bombastic performance that induces giggles galore for its gumption and straight-faced pontification.” -- Nitelife Exchange; “I laughed my way from the beginning right through the end.” -- LA Fringe Review; “Tom DiMenna plays the hairless icon with comedic grace… [the show is] simultaneously ridiculous and refreshing.” -- LA Theatre Review Come witness this uproarious and fundamentally indescribable lounge act from the world beyond, and see for yourself why the world needs Telly now more than ever! Who Loves You, Baby? will run from January 18 to April 15, 2012 at The Huron Club at The SoHo Playhouse (15 Vandam Street). New Performance Schedule: Wednesday – Friday at 7:30PM. Tickets are $25. For tickets and information please visit www.sohoplayhouse.com. For information about Who Loves You, Baby?, please visit: www.tellysavalaslive.com.

Stroller Strides - Michael Tully Park
Through April 15, 2012 - New Hyde Park

Get fit, make friends. Fitness for moms, fun for baby. Enjoy two classes a week for 10 weeks and get FREE swim in a heated indoor pool after each class. Sign up a friend and get a FREE class. Classes run through April 15, 2012.

A Way with Words: Text in Art Exhibition - The Heckscher Museum of Art
Through April 15, 2012 - Huntington

This exhibition of works from the Permanent Collection presents art that includes words, lettering, numbers, or symbols as subject, design element, or annotation. In using text as a visual element, these works remove the written word from its expected context, encouraging us to perceive it as image and giving new meaning to the cliché “a picture is worth a thousand words.”

Chinese Art in an Age of Revolution: Fu Baoshi (1904-1965) - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through April 15, 2012 -

Perhaps the greatest figure painter and landscapist of China's modern period, Fu Baoshi successfully integrated Western and traditional artistic influences to create haunting images that evoke a mood as much as a place or person. This exhibition will treat Fu's forty-year career with some seventy paintings, including many of the artist's recognized masterpieces, drawn from the preeminent holdings of China's Nanjing Museum. The exhibition, augmented by superb works from a New York private collection, will be the most comprehensive treatment of the artist's oeuvre ever presented outside of Asia. Co-organized with the Cleveland Museum of Art, the exhibition will feature a richly illustrated catalogue.

Seal and Bird Watching Cruises - Riis Landing
Through April 15, 2012 - Breezy Point

Come experience a wonderful, two-and-a-half hour narrated adventure as we seek out these playful mammals in their natural habitat as well as a variety of seabirds.

Student Art Festival Part II, Grades 9-12 - Guild Hall
Through April 15, 2012 - East Hampton

Over 5,000 students from 11 participating public, private and home schools in the Amagansett, East Hampton, Montauk, Wainscott, Southampton, Bridgehampton, Shelter Island, and Sagaponack districts participate in Guild Hall's 20th Student Art Festival. Part II of the exhibition highlights the work of aspiring young local artists in ninth through twelfth grades, showcasing their talent in Guild Hall's museum, theater and education center.

My Occasion Of Sin - Urban Stages
Through April 15, 2012 - New York

Inspired by true events that led to a race riot in Omaha, Nebraska, My Occasion of Sin is set in a segregated city in 1969. Two men from different backgrounds: Luigi, an African American jazz drummer and George, a white music store owner who specializes in the accordion, are thrown together by fate, finding common ground in their love of music. At the same time, Mary Margaret and Vivian, two young girls from opposite sides of the city, drink in the new jazz scene for reasons of their own. Music unites and uplifts everyone around, but soon violence erupts, changing everyone's lives forever. Show previews run from March 16-March 20, 2012 on Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 3pm and 8pm, Sunday at 5pm and Tuesday at 8pm. Opens on Wednesday, March 21 at 8pm. Regular performance schedule through April 15: Wednesday – Saturday 8pm; Saturday matinee at 3pm, Sunday at 5pm. No show on March 24 at 3pm.

My Occasion Of Sin - Urban Stages
Through April 15, 2012 - New York

Inspired by true events that led to a race riot in Omaha, Nebraska, My Occasion of Sin is set in a segregated city in 1969. Two men from different backgrounds: Luigi, an African American jazz drummer and George, a white music store owner who specializes in the accordion, are thrown together by fate, finding common ground in their love of music. At the same time, Mary Margaret and Vivian, two young girls from opposite sides of the city, drink in the new jazz scene for reasons of their own. Music unites and uplifts everyone around, but soon violence erupts, changing everyone’s lives forever. Location: Urban Stages, 259 West 30th Street Show previews run from March 16 – March 20, 2012 on Friday at 8PM, Saturday at 3PM and 8PM, Sunday at 5PM and Tuesday at 8PM. Opens on Wednesday, March 21 at 8PM. Regular performance schedule through April 15: Wednesday – Saturday 8PM; Saturday matinee at 3PM, Sunday at 5PM. No show on March 24 at 3PM. Tickets are $40 ($25 during previews, through Tuesday, March 20) Tickets available at www.SmartTix.com or call 212.868.4444 Student Rush with valid ID 10 minutes before curtain (based on availability)

Who Loves You, Baby? Extends! - SoHo Playhouse
Through April 15, 2012 - New York

Originally slated to close on December 30, Who Loves You, Baby? will continue to revive the bald headed sex symbol, Telly Savalas, three times a week beginning January 18 through April 15, 2012. The show, written by Hunter Nelson, has had everyone from hipsters to hip-replacements rolling in the aisles. Under the direction of Taylor Negron, Tom DiMenna channels the unmistakable chutzpah of long-dead 70’s sex symbol Telly Savalas – best known as TV’s Lt. Theo Kojak. And he sings, too! Accompanied by virtuosic pianist Alex Leonard, and with a special appearance by Henry Kaiser as George Savalas, (Telly’s “banana-head” brother). Location: The Huron Club at The SoHo Playhouse (15 Vandam Street) New Performance Schedule: Wednesday – Friday at 7:30PM Running Time is 75 Minutes Tickets are $25. For tickets and information please visit www.sohoplayhouse.com For information about Who Loves You, Baby?, please visit: www.tellysavalaslive.com

RAY JOHNSON: THE DOVER STREET YEARS, 1953 - 1960 - The Center for Curatorial Studies, Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College
Through April 15, 2012 - Annandale-on-Hudson

It isn’t really necessary to see the moticos or know where it is because i have seen them. Perhaps i might point them out to you. The best way is to go about your business not thinking about silly moticos because when you begin seeing them describing what they are or where they are going is so just make sure you wake up from sleeping and go your way and go to sleep when you will. The moticos does that too and does not worry about you perhaps you are the moticos. – Ray Johnson, “What is a Moticos” Painter, collagist, graphic designer, correspondent, performer, collaborator, mail-art enthusiast – despite his multifaceted artistic endeavors and cult-status as the founder of the New York Correspondance School, in the seventeen years since his suicide in January 1995, Ray Johnson (American, 1927-1995) has become a name rather than a recognized influence. In comparison to his American contemporaries of comparable achievement, Johnson is still relatively unfamiliar to the American public, and more importantly insufficiently understood by those interested in modern art. RAY JOHNSON: THE DOVER STREET YEARS, 1953 – 1960 brings together nearly forty works created during the period he lived and worked at 2 Dover Street in Lower Manhattan. It is the first exhibition to focus exclusively on this period of his work. Moving to New York City in 1948 after attending Black Mountain College in North Carolina where he studied closely with Josef Albers, Johnson found himself at the epicenter of Abstract Expressionism’s core decade (1945-1955). Living and working in a neighborhood known as Coenties Slip, he found community among like-minded individuals such as John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Morton Feldman, Richard Lippold, Agnes Martin, Ellsworth Kelly, Ad Reinhardt, and many others. In conversation with these individuals, he began to turn away from traditional modernist models and explore alternatives through the physical manipulation of materials. Johnson’s work from this period offers profound and poignant insight contained on an intimate scale into avant-garde artistic production and aesthetic thought in the 1950s. Bringing together nearly 40 works, this exhibition traces Johnson’s career during the time he lived and worked at 2 Dover Street in Lower Manhattan, 1953-1960. Highlighted in the exhibition are examples of his graphic design work including dust jackets for New Directions, LP cover art, and window displays, and photographs by Ad Reinhardt and Elizabeth Novick of early moticos displayed outdoors. No exhibition to date has focused exclusively on this period of Ray Johnson’s work, many works in the exhibition have never been seen before. The exhibition is organized by Anastasia Rygle, Curator.

'House of Ghostly Haunts' - Canal Park Playhouse
Through April 17, 2012 - New York

Taking its cue from the classic Spook Shows of the past, Canal Park Playhouse revives this thrilling, chilling popular entertainment for the 21st Century. Kicking off with trailers from classic cult horror films from the 1950s, the magician Cardone takes the stage for a spellbinding magic show that embraces the strange, the macabre and the fantastical. While 'House of Ghostly Haunts' is family friendly, no one younger than 7 is permitted. The show ends in 10 minutes of complete darkness. A pre-or-post show dinner is available at Canal Park Playhouse’s Waffle Iron Café. The dinner menu includes waffle iron-prepared gourmet sliders, entrée salads as well as hot-off-the-waffle-iron omelets and waffles. For a truly devilish dessert, the Playhouse’s famous Decadent Dark Chocolate Waffle is perfect pre or post-scarefest.

Tibetan Tapestries – Dream Weaves from the Himalayas Designs by José Sanint - Tibet House US Gallery
Through April 18, 2012 - New York

Tibet House US is delighted to present its next magnificent art exhibition entitled Tibetan Tapestries – Dream Weaves from the Himalayas. Featuring contemporary designs by Colombian architect José Sanint, beautiful textiles have been hand-woven by Tibetan artisans using carefully restored antique ceremonial garbs and an ancient Tibetan-Himalayan-Buddhist weaving tradition. Tibetan Tapestries – Dream Weaves from the Himalayas will be on display from February 28, 2011 through April 18, 2012 at the Tibet House US Gallery with a special opening reception on March 2, 2012 from 6-8pm at the gallery. These great works of artisanship will be made available for sale, supporting the work of the Tibet House US and that of the Akrabhala Foundation, which was founded by José Sanint to protect and preserve the endangered art and culture of Tibet. The restored antique Buddhist ceremonial fabrics, between 150-200 years old, have been woven together with Sanint’s modern tapestries using the same traditional methods used to create the original textiles, essentially crafting a contemporary piece of art with equal parts history and hope for the future. Tibetan craftswomen dye the fabric with natural pigments made from a variety of regional flora and then hand-weave the textiles on a vertical loom. Traditionally, a woman will craft one for her mother and each of her male family members, excluding herself. When her grandmother passes away, she inherits the matriarch’s coveted clothing, bringing the process full-circle. ABOUT JOSE SANINT & THE AKRABHALA FOUNDATION: In 2010, architect Jose Sanint closed his architecture and interior design office in Colombia and traveled abroad to the Himalayas. Sanint journeyed through the mountains of Nepal and befriended Pasang Tsering, a 50 year old Tibetan, who introduced Sanint to the culture of his remote village. Together the two men began a project: gathering and restoring ancient Himalayan fabrics to their original glory. After many months of exploration and creation with these fabrics, the two men had created a collection of tapestries that became the catalyst for creating The Akrabahla Foundation. The Akrabhala Foundation will establish a workshop that will keep these traditional Tibetan-Himalayan weaving customs alive while also creating a space in the global market for contemporary works of this ancient art form. Through these endeavors, Akrabhala will assist the artisans in sharing their art with the world, creating a way for these craftswomen to promote their heritage and support their families. www.tibethouse.us ABOUT TIBET HOUSE US GALLERY - Since opening in 1998, the Tibet House US Gallery has featured exhibitions of classical and contemporary Tibetan art, as well as modern and contemporary art inspired by Tibetan culture. Exhibitions have included artworks from private collections and museums, as well as selections from Tibet House’s own Repatriation Collection. The Repatriation Collection represents an ongoing effort to conserve examples of Tibetan art and artifacts for their eventual repatriation. The 2,000 square foot Gallery is open to the public and includes a traditional Tibetan shrine room, which is available to visitors for quiet contemplation and meditation. Gallery Location: 22 West 15th Street, New York, NY 10011 Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday from 12 to 5 p.m. / P. 212.807.0563 ABOUT TIBET HOUSE US - Established in 1987 under the auspices of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Tibet House US is a non-profit educational institution and cultural embassy working to preserve, restore and present Tibet's unique cultural and spiritual heritage by means of a permanent cultural center, with gallery, library, and archives, and developing traveling exhibitions, print publications and media productions. Additionally they seek to share with the world Tibet's practical systems of spiritual philosophy and mind sciences, and its arts of human development, intercultural dialogues, nonviolence, and peacemaking, by means of innovative programs in cooperation with educational and other cultural institutions.

Sea Rex: Journey to a Prehistoric World - IMAX Theater, Maritime Aquarium
Through April 19, 2012 - Norwalk

Explore an underwater universe inhabited by such creatures as Liopleurodon and long-necked Elasmosaurus ? enormous animals that were ruling the seas before dinosaurs conquered the earth. Encounter the gigantic Shonisaurus, the T-Rex of the sea.

Search for the Great Sharks - IMAX Theater, Maritime Aquarium
Through April 19, 2012 - Norwalk

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

Fresh Perspectives at Agora Gallery - Agora Gallery
Through April 19, 2012 - New York City

Two excellent collective exhibitions will be gracing the walls of Agora Gallery this spring, in addition to a remarkable solo exhibition featuring the works of Austrian artist Fred Friedrich. Elements of Abstraction presents art with the ability to induce a shift in perspective, allowing the viewer to reach new conclusions about what they see and experience that vision in different ways. Portals of Perception displays works which seem to breathe with creative energy and inspiration, and a passionate joy in the world and its complexities which they pass, in turn, to those who see them. In Fin de Ciel: Fred Friedrich / a Solo Exhibition the audience is introduced to the tremendously powerful artwork of a man who is constantly engaged in exploring the balance between the figurative and the abstract, the fluid and the definite. The result is a mesmerizing collection of works which speak across barriers of culture, place or time to reach fundamental elements of existence. The exhibitions will begin on March 30, 2012 and will run until April 19, 2012. The opening reception will take place on April 5, 2012. Entrance is free and all art enthusiasts are warmly encouraged to attend and meet the artists responsible for these enthralling creations. Exhibition Dates: March 30, 2012 – April 19, 2012 Reception: Thursday, April 5, 2012, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, New York City Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat, 11a.m. - 6 p.m. Event URL: http://www.agora-gallery.com/receptionexhibitions/4_5_2012.aspx Featured Artists: Fin de Ciel: Fred Friedrich / a Solo Exhibition Fred Friedrich Portals of Perception - KATE?INA Alavedra-Duchoslav | Donna Bonin | Tullia Caporicci | Michèle Caussin-Bellon | Seán Conlon | Dawn Crothers | Suzanne (SÜ) Fortin | Elisa Grion | Barry Grose | Leigh Gusterson | Joanne Helman | Marc Laberge | Raúl Lara Naranjo | Kunshik Shin | Douglas The Boogie Man Elements of Abstraction - María Inés Cámara | Bogdan Chiritoiu | Tina Dadouch | Melody Hawtin | Hanna Jach | Nadine Y. Jeners | Heidi Kirschner | Julio Lugo Rivas | Ramón A. Olivares | Raúl Prieto | Laura Pritchard | Paul Saucier 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.

Doo Wop Wed Widing Hood - Studio Theatre
Through April 21, 2012 - Lindenhurst

It's the 1950s, hula hoops are in high demand, and so is Little Red Riding Hood. Wise Prince Jason, Strong Prince Justin and ordinary Loud Prince Frank all want to woo Red Riding Hood. So the king and queen hire the Fairy Godmother to set three tasks for the princes. The rest is a hilarious comedy that will keep everyone laughing.

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

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

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

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

Walter Wick: Games, Gizmos and Toys in the Attic - Bruce Museum
Through April 22, 2012 - Greenwich

Wick is the creator of the Can You See What I See? books and co-creator of the I Spy series for children. His photos are on display through April 22, 2012.

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

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

Enrico David: Head Gas - New Museum of Contemporary Art
Through April 22, 2012 - New York

"Head Gas" is the first New York exhibition by Italian-born, Berlin-based artist Enrico David. Over the past twenty years, David has produced a body of work encompassing painting, drawing, sculpture, and collage that draws upon a rich variety of sources and expresses a range of complex emotional states. Although his work is highly celebrated throughout Europe--the artist was among the nominees for the 2009 Turner Prize, for example--David's work has rarely been exhibited in the United States. The figures populating David's work convey the struggle of adaptation, both physical and psychological, of the self and of the image. In his art, we see haunting, incomplete, and sometimes grotesque characters fighting against and merging into backgrounds comprising a personal lexicon of forms. These patterns are derived from craft, folk art, and twentieth-century design, as well as advertising, techniques of display, fashion, and art historical moments. Previously, David choreographed his figurative works to imply dramatic narratives, at times using the exhibition space as a stage. His exhibitions function as performances of self-analysis constructed and theatricalized specifically for public display. Through David's highly personalized iconography, the works act as mirrors, reflecting viewers' desires, fears, and vulnerabilities. In David's more recent work, the implications and strands of psychological tension are enacted within a more formalized, image-based corporeality. For his 'Studio 231' exhibition, David has created an entirely new body of work. The paintings and works on paper are part of a series of portraits rendered delicately in pencil and luminescent fields of acrylic paint applied with a sponge or caressing brush. David's imagery suggests bodies at the point of apparition or dissolution-beings that cannot be contained or consumed, perhaps only passed through, and reluctantly present. 'I imagine these images as the product of a conscious, physiological act of will. To exist despite the alienating and antagonizing nature of their surrounding environment-as if a precarious and utterly temporary agreement was struck between them and the molecular components of paint and canvas, lines and colors, even the space itself, threaten to engulf them,' says David. 'These conditions, as ridiculous and unlikely as they may sound, represent for me an experience that feels real, necessary to embrace, even optimistic.' 'Head Gas' also features a new series of hand-painted paravents. These folding screens, originally conceived by the artist for his own apartment, create an architectural intervention within the exhibition space, simultaneously connecting to the images occupying the gallery. Enrico David is the second artist featured in the New Museum's new 'Studio 231' series. The Museum inaugurated the series in October 2011, with a new installation and performances by London-based artist Spartacus Chetwynd. 'Studio 231' is a series of commissioned projects in the museum's adjacent, ground-floor space at 231 Bowery. This new initiative will give international, emerging artists the opportunity to realize ambitious new works conceived especially for the space. These projects at 231 Bowery also seek to foster a new relationship between the artists and the public by allowing artists to create work outside the confines of the main museum building and in closer proximity to the energy of the street and to the creative space of the artist's studio.

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

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

Long Island's Best: Young Artists at The Heckscher Museum 2012 - The Heckscher Museum of Art
Through April 22, 2012 - Huntington

This juried exhibition features works of art created by Long Island high school students in grades 9-12, based on works of art shown in The Heckscher Museum of Art during the 2011-2012 school year. Approximately 80 works of art in various media will be exhibited and prizes are awarded in several categories including Best in Show. The exhibition runs through April 22, 2012.

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

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

Our Nation's Generations 2012: Sustainable Cities - Fairfield Museum and History Center
Through April 22, 2012 - Fairfield

Eighth grade students from The Unquowa School in Fairfield and 5th grade students from New Beginnings Family Academy in Bridgeport were challenged to design and create proposals for the city of Bridgeport's urban planning initiatives. The result is an exhibit of students' proposals for development of Bridgeport's empty lots and abandoned buildings on upper Main Street using innovative computer models, writing, poetry and photography.

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

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

The Ungovernables - 2012 New Museum Triennial - New Museum of Contemporary Art
Through April 22, 2012 - New York

The 2012 New Museum Triennial will feature thirty-four artists, artist groups, and temporary collectives -- totaling over fifty participants -- born between the mid-1970s and mid-1980s, many of whom have never before exhibited in the US. The exhibition title, "The Ungovernables," takes its inspiration from the concept of "ungovernability" and its transformation from a pejorative term used to describe unruly "natives" to a strategy of civil disobedience and self-determination. "The Ungovernables" is meant to suggest both anarchic and organized resistance and a dark humor about the limitations and potentials of this generation. "The Ungovernables" is an exhibition about the urgencies of a generation who came of age after the independence and revolutionary movements of the 1960s and 1970s. Through both materials and form, works included in "The Ungovernables" explore impermanence and an engagement with the present and future. Many of the works are provisional, site-specific, and performative reflecting an attitude of possibility and resourcefulness. In the sculpture of Adrian Villar Rojas, monumentality is juxtaposed with transience. Rendered in clay, the works depend on cracks on their surfaces -- the inevitable failure of the object, of meaning, and the guaranteed transformation of all ideas and objects back to dust. But it is dust that is then repurposed, reimagined, and re-formed. When Danh Vo learned that the Statue of Liberty is simply a steel armature covered by a copper skin the thickness of two pennies, he researched the hammering process that gave her shape, then employed craftsmen to replicate the statue's skin for his work WE THE PEOPLE. Julia Dault manipulates materials of modernity such as Formica and Plexiglas in temporal arrangements that can never be repeated. In her works, the artist's labor is dependent on the conditions of a certain space, her strength to execute a work at a particular time, and the uncontrollable accidents her materials determine. House of Natural Fiber, a new media collective and alternative space, has recently combined microbiology and art to teach locals about safe ways to brew homemade fruit wine while amplifying and sampling the sounds of the distillation process to make electronic music. Jonathas de Andrade's Ressaca Tropical (Tropical Hangover) is an installation of over one hundred photographs linked to pages of a romantic diary found in the trash. In isolation, the components of Ressaca are historical documents. However, pieced together, they comprise a larger fiction of what a city is and can be -- how the past can remain alive, not through conservation, but instead through the invisible energy of living. The New Museum has initiated a series of residencies and public programs to support the production of new works for the Triennial to foster artistic investigation, experimentation, and exchange. Residencies began in February 2011, with Public Movement and Adri�n Villar Rojas focusing on research for Triennial projects. In June and July, the New Museum embarked on a concentrated period of activities with Wu Tsang as well as Shaina Anand and Ashok Sukumaran of CAMP. On November 4 and 6, Public Movement presented Positions, a choreographed protest in which political and philosophical positions manifest into physical positions. Wu Tsang continued to develop his work Full Body Quotation with a performance on November 19, which will be the foundation of his installation in "The Ungovernables" exhibition. The Triennial is curated by Eungie Joo, Keith Haring Director and Curator of Education and Public Programs.

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

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

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

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

Rembrandt's World: Dutch Drawings from the Clement C. Moore Collection - Morgan Library & Museum
Through April 29, 2012 -

This exhibition focuses on artists who worked in their native Holland during the fertile period of the seventeenth century known as the Dutch Golden Age.

Run! Jump! Fly! Adventures in Action - Stepping Stones Museum
Through April 29, 2012 - Norwalk

This temporary exhibit is designed to get kids moving by introducing them to non-competitive activities such as kung fu, surfing, snowboarding, yoga and horizontal climbing. Developers worked to make the exhibit activities accessible to visitors with varying physical abilities and developmental needs.

White Gold: Highlights from the Arnhold Collection of Meissen Porcelain - Frick Collection
Through April 29, 2012 - New York

The Portico Gallery for Decorative Arts and Sculpture opens in late December with an inaugural exhibition of works drawn from Henry Arnhold's promised gift of 131 examples of Meissen porcelain from the early years of this Royal Manufactory's production. On view through April 29, 2012, White Gold: Highlights from the Arnhold Collection of Meissen Porcelain will feature approximately seventy of these objects, presented along with a group of eighteenth-century sculptures by Jean-Antoine Houdon (1740–1828). Among the latter works is the full-length terracotta Diana the Huntress, a signature work at the Frick that returns to view having been recently cleaned and treated. It finds a permanent home in the new portico gallery, while the ongoing display of other sculptures and ceramics will rotate periodically.

The Mystery of the Mayan Medallion - Long Island Children's Museum
Through April 29, 2012 - Garden City

Get a taste of what it's like to be an archaeologist as you join in the treasure quest and immerse yourself in the intrigue of Maya culture. Watch the video left behind by the missing archaeological team, then piece together their clues to find the jade medallion. The exhibits runs through April 29, 2012.

AMERICAN VANGUARDS: GRAHAM, DAVIS, GORKY, DE KOONING, AND THEIR CIRCLE, 1927-1942 - Neuberger Museum of Art
Through April 29, 2012 - Purchase

From the late 1920s to the early 1940s, many of America's most inventive and important artists, including Stuart Davis, Arshile Gorky, Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, and Adolph Gottlieb, forged their identities, dramatically transforming conceptions of what a painting or sculpture could be. A group linked by friendship and common aspirations, many had shared experiences in the classes of influential Czech Cubist Jan Matulka at the Art Students League and in the Federal Art Project during the Great Depression. Most significantly, they were all closely associated with John Graham (1887-1961), the enigmatic Russian-born artist, connoisseur, and theorist. They, along with others such as Jackson Pollock and David Smith, all drawn together by their common commitment to modernism and their eagerness to exchange ideas, played a critical role in developing and defining American modernism. This exhibition showcases more than sixty works of art from these vital years by Graham and the members of his circle, providing compelling testimony to the dialogue and cross-fertilization that existed during this period in the history of American art. The high level of the work these artists made not only points ahead to their future accomplishments, but also demonstrates that the decade of the thirties, far from being solely a period of depression and retrenchment, was a time of exciting and important innovation. The exhibition sheds new light on the New York School, abstract Expressionism and the vitality of American modernism between the two world wars, providing a long overdue examination of an important and little-studied period in American art. Through April 29.

'Legally Blonde' - The Musical - Westchester Broadway Theatre
Through April 29, 2012 - Elmsford

Based on the hit movie, "Legally Blonde" is a fresh and effervescent evening of musical fun. When Sorority girl, Elle Woods gets dumped, she decides to get "serious" to win her boyfriend back. But once at Harvard Law, she discovers the true power behind being legally blonde. This seven-time Tony Award-nominated musical is an all-singing, all-dancing, feel-good musical comedy that proves being true to yourself never goes out of style. Show runs March 29 through April 29. Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday matinees including lunch; Thursday, Friday Saturday, and Sunday Evenings including dinner.

Puss in Boots - Puppetworks
Through April 30, 2012 - Park Slope

Puppetworks presents Perrault's 1697 French fantasy Puss in Boots with an original score and a live ogre.

'Walkin' After Midnight' -Kaleidozone - Long Island Children's Museum
Through April 30, 2012 - Garden City

Using her childhood as inspiration, artist Danielle O'Malley has created an interactive exhibit where visitors can move through a miniature neighborhood with the help of small dolls and folk stories. The exhibit runs through April 30, 2012.

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

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

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

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

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

Japan has enjoyed a long tradition of narrative painting, one that continues even today with the popular contemporary Japanese cartoon (manga) and animation. This exhibition will offer particularly stellar examples of illustrated Japanese narrative works from the thirteenth to the nineteenth century. Drawn from some of the foremost American collections as well as the Museum's own holdings, it will be the first exhibition devoted to this subject in the United States in more than twenty-five years. It will feature more than sixty-five exquisitely executed paintings in various formats: handscroll (emaki), album, book, hanging scroll, screen, and playing cards.

Duncan Phyfe - Master Cabinetmaker in New York - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through May 06, 2012 -

n the early 1800s, furniture from the workshop of New York City cabinetmaker Duncan Phyfe (1770–1854) was in such demand that he was referred to as the "United States Rage." This exhibition—the first retrospective on Phyfe in ninety years—will serve to re-introduce this artistic and influential master cabinetmaker to a contemporary audience. The full chronological sweep of Phyfe's distinguished career will be featured, including examples of his best-known furniture based on the English Regency designs of Thomas Sheraton, work from the middle and later stages of his career when he adopted the richer "archaeological" antique style of the 1820s, and a highly refined, plain Grecian style based on French Restauration prototypes. The exhibition brings together nearly one hundred works from private and public collections throughout the United States. Highlights of the exhibition include some never-before-seen documented masterpieces and furniture descended directly in the Phyfe family, as well as the cabinetmaker's own tool chest. Organized chronologically, the exhibition will present the cabinetmaker's life and work through drawings, documents, personal possession, and furniture. Portraits of his clients and contemporary depictions of New York City street scenes and domestic interiors will provide a glimpse into Phyfe's milieu.

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

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

The Loving Story: Photographs by Grey Villet - International Center of Photography
Through May 06, 2012 - New York

Forty-five years ago, sixteen states still prohibited interracial marriage. Then, in 1967, the U.S. Supreme Court considered the case of Richard Perry Loving, a white man, and his wife, Mildred Loving, a woman of African American and Native American descent, who had been arrested for miscegenation nine years earlier in Virginia. The Lovings were not active in the Civil Rights movement but their tenacious legal battle to justify their marriage changed history when the Supreme Court unanimously declared Virginia's anti-miscegenation law -- and all race-based marriage bans -- unconstitutional. LIFE magazine photographer Grey Villet's intimate images were uncovered by director Nancy Buirski during the making of The Loving Story, a documentary debuting on February 14, 2012 on HBO. The exhibition, organized by Assistant Curator of Collections Erin Barnett, includes some 20 vintage prints loaned by the estate of Grey Villet and by the Loving family.

Perspectives 2012 - International Center of Photography
Through May 06, 2012 - New York

Perspectives is an exhibition series that focuses on emerging young artists working in photography and video. The small group exhibitions in the series are nonthematic, highlighting the individual ideas and achievements of an engaging and eclectic group of new faces. Those presented within Perspectives have not been widely exhibited, inspiring conversations on contemporary art, broadening ICP's audience, and revealing work that may otherwise not be seen outside of a small gallery setting. Above all, Perspectives will highlight global contemporary artists who have not yet been shown in New York, and who may not conventionally be considered photographers. ICP Curator Christopher Phillips organized this second exhibition in the series, which includes work by Chien-Chi Chang, Greg Girard, and Anna Shteynshleyger.

Magnum Contact Sheets - International Center of Photography
Through May 06, 2012 - New York

Magnum Contact Sheets reveals how Magnum photographers have captured and edited their best shots from the 1930s to the present. The contact sheet, a direct print of a roll or sequence of negatives, is the photographer's first look at what he or she has captured on film, and provides a uniquely intimate glimpse into their working process. It records each step on the route to arriving at an image -- providing a rare behind-the-scenes sense of walking alongside the photographer and seeing through their eyes. Including both celebrated icons of photography and lesser-known surprises, the exhibition functions as an "epitaph" to the contact sheet, now rendered obsolete by digital photography. Through these fascinating and usually private images, the exhibition celebrates what and how photographers saw for nearly a century. Coinciding with the publication of Magnum Contact Sheets (Thames & Hudson), edited by ICP Curator Kristen Lubben, the exhibition includes a selection of some of the 139 contact sheets in the book.

Princes and Painters in Mughal Delhi, 1707-1857 - Japan Society
Through May 06, 2012 -

Delhi has served as a cultural center of North India for more than a millennium in different incarnations. This exhibition focuses on the 18th century to the mid-19th century, the crucial period when Delhi moved from being the heart of the late Mughal Empire to becoming the jewel in the crown of the British Raj. The exhibition examines Mughal artistic culture in the 18th and 19th centuries to highlight the interwoven nature of Mughal, European and regional patronage networks within which Delhi artists operated. Approximately 100 objects include works by Delhi-based court artists Nidha Mal and Chitarman, and less familiar works by artists such as Ghulam Murtaza Khan, Ghulam Ali Khan and Mazhar Ali Khan. In addition to Mughal miniatures produced under later emperors -- Muhammad Shah (reigned 1719-1748) up to Bahadur Shah "Zafar" (reigned 1837-1858) -- this exhibition highlights a selection of Company School paintings produced for Delhi-based personalities such as William Fraser, James Skinner and Thomas Metcalfe. Select photography, drawings and decorative arts are also included. William Dalrymple and Yuthika Sharma are guest curators of the exhibition.

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

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

John Chamberlain: Choices - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through May 13, 2012 - New York

This exhibition comprises nearly 100 works, from his earliest monochromatic welded iron-rod sculptures to the large-scale foil creations of recent years.

Renoir, Impressionism, and Full-Length Painting - Frick Collection
Through May 13, 2012 - New York

An exhibition of nine iconic Impressionist paintings by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, offering the first comprehensive study of the artist's engagement with the full-length format, which was associated with the official Paris Salon in the decade that saw the emergence of a fully fledged Impressionist aesthetic. The project was inspired by La Promenade of 1875-76, the most significant Impressionist work in the Frick's permanent collection. It explores Renoir's portraits and subject pictures of this type from the mid-1870s to mid-1880s. Intended for public display, these vertical grand-scale canvases are among the artist's most daring and ambitious presentations of contemporary subjects and are today considered masterpieces of Impressionism. On view only at the Frick, Renoir, Impressionism, and the Full-Length Format is a landmark exhibition, bringing together, with the Frick painting, several beloved masterpieces from around the world. Works on loan from international institutions are La Parisienne (1874) from the National Museum of Art, Cardiff; The Umbrellas (c. 1881 and 1885) from The National Gallery, London (first time since 1886 on view in the United States); and Dance in the City and Dance in the Country (1882-83) from the Musee d'Orsay, Paris. Works on loan from American institutions are The Dancer (1874) from the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Madame Henriot "en travesti" (1875-76) from the Columbus Museum of Art; Acrobats at the Cirque Fernando (1879) from the Art Institute of Chicago; and Dance at Bougival (1882-83) from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The exhibition will be shown in the Frick's East Gallery. Renoir, Impressionism, and the Full-Length Painting is being organized by Colin B. Bailey, the Frick's Associate Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator.

John Chamberlain: Choices - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through May 13, 2012 - New York

John Chamberlain: Choices offers a comprehensive examination of the work of the late John Chamberlain and the first U.S retrospective since 1986. Comprising approximately one hundred works, the exhibition examines the artist’s development over a sixty-year career, exploring the shifts in scale, materials, and techniques informed by the assemblage process that was central to his working method. The exhibition presents works from Chamberlain’s earliest monochromatic iron sculptures and experiments in foam, Plexiglas, and paper, to his final large-scale foil pieces, which have never been shown in the United States. Chamberlain was first celebrated at the Guggenheim in a 1971 retrospective. John Chamberlain: Choices is organized by Susan Davidson, Senior Curator, Collections and Exhibitions, and is accompanied by a fully illustrated exhibition catalogue. This exhibition is supported by the Henry Luce Foundation and the Terra Foundation for American Art. The Leadership Committee for John Chamberlain: Choices, chaired by Larry Gagosian, is gratefully acknowledged.

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

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

Diego Rivera: Murals for The Museum of Modern Art - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through May 14, 2012 - Manhattan

Diego Rivera was the subject of MoMA's second monographic exhibition (the first was Henri Matisse), which set new attendance records in its five-week run from December 22, 1931, to January 27, 1932. MoMA brought Rivera to New York six weeks before the exhibition's opening and gave him studio space within the Museum, a strategy intended to solve the problem of how to present the work of this famous muralist when murals were by definition made and fixed on site. Working around the clock with two assistants, Rivera produced five "portable murals"?large blocks of frescoed plaster, slaked lime, and wood that feature bold images drawn from Mexican subject matter and address themes of revolution and class inequity. After the opening, to great publicity, Rivera added three more murals, now taking on New York subjects through monumental images of the urban working class and the social stratification of the city during the Great Depression. All eight were on display for the rest of the show's run. The first of these panels, Agrarian Leader Zapata, is an icon in the Museum's collection. This exhibition will bring together key works made for Rivera's 1931 exhibition, presenting them at MoMA for the first time in nearly 80 years. Along with mural panels, the show will include full-scale drawings, smaller working drawings, archival materials related to the commission and production of these works, and designs for Rivera's famous Rockefeller Center mural, which he also produced while he was working at the Museum. Focused specifically on works created during the artist's stay in New York, this exhibition will draw a succinct portrait of Rivera as a highly cosmopolitan figure who moved between Russia, Mexico, and the United States, and will offer a fresh look at the intersection of art making and radical politics in the 1930s. MoMA will be the exhibition's sole venue.

Printin' - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through May 14, 2012 - Manhattan

Organized in conjunction with the exhibition Print/Out, Printin' takes as its starting point DeLuxe (2005), a tour de force portfolio of 60 works by Ellen Gallagher (American, b. 1965) that challenged traditional ideas of what a print could be. This technically complex work employs a veritable riot of mediums, unorthodox tools, and elements, from slicks of greasy pomade to plastic ice cubes. DeLuxe also offers a multivalent constellation of ideas, touching on such issues as portraiture, identity, history, advertising, commodity, and the disruption, translation, and recasting of space. Proposing a kind of technical dissection and conceptual unpacking of this portfolio, Printin' brings together work by more than 50 artists from multiple disciplines in a sweeping chronology that extends from the 17th century to the present day, to propose a free-flowing yet incisive web of associations that are reflected in DeLuxe. Encompassing prints, drawings, films, books, photographs, sculptures, videos, and comic strips, the exhibition features such artists as Vija Celmins, David Hammons, George Herriman, Robert Rauschenberg, Martha Rosler, and many others, forming a dense network of formal, technical, and conceptual connections and intersections.

Print/Out - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through May 14, 2012 - Manhattan

Over the last two decades, geopolitical borders have shifted and new technologies have forged channels of communication around the world. Printed materials, in both innovative and traditional forms, have played a key role in this exchange of ideas and sources. This exhibition examines the evolution of artistic practices related to the print medium, from the resurgence of traditional printmaking techniques -- often used alongside digital technologies -- to the proliferation of self-published artists' projects. Bringing together some 70 series or projects drawn substantially from MoMA's extensive collection of prints and books, with the addition of several important loans, the exhibition features major artists and publishing projects, such as Ai Weiwei, Trisha Donnelly, Martin Kippenberger, Daniel Joseph Martinez, Lucy McKenzie, Aleksandra Mir, Museum in Progress, Edition Jacob Samuel, Thomas Schutte, SUPERFLEX, Rirkrit Tiravanija, and Christopher Wool, among many others. Print/Out is the third in a series of large print surveys periodically organized by the Museum's Department of Prints and Illustrated Books in order to assess the evolution of the medium. The last two exhibitions were Printed Art: A View of Two Decades, organized by Riva Castleman in 1980, and Thinking Print: Books to Billboards: 1980�1995, curated by Deborah Wye in 1996.

Millennium Magazines - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through May 14, 2012 - Manhattan

This survey of experimental art and design magazines published since 2000 explores the various ways in which contemporary artists and designers utilize the magazine format as an experimental space for the presentation of artworks and text. Throughout the 20th century, international avant-garde activities in the visual arts and design were often codified first in the informal context of a magazine or journal. This exhibition, drawn from the holdings of the MoMA Library, follows the practice into the 21st century. The works on view represent a broad array of international titles within this genre, from community-building newspapers to image-only photography magazines to conceptual design projects. The contents illustrate a diverse range of image-making, editing, design, printing, and distribution practices. There are obvious connections to the past lineage of artists' magazines and little architecture and design magazines of the 20th century, as well as a clear sense of the application of new techniques of image-editing and printing methods. Assembled together, these contemporary magazines provide a first-hand view into these practices and represents the MoMA Library's sustained effort to document and collect this medium.

Palisades Indoor Farmers Market - Paliades Community Center
Through May 19, 2012 - Palisades

This seasonal farm market returns. Shop for fresh produce and baked goods in the cozy confines of an 1870 schoolhouse.

Vignettes from The Queens Project - Queens Botanical Garden
Through May 19, 2012 - Corona

QBG is honored to present the photography of Audrey Gottlieb in the Visitor & Administration Building Gallery. Her best-known images show multicultural America today. Save the date for an Artist's Talk on May 19.

In the Company of Animals: Art, Literature, and Music at the Morgan - Morgan Library & Museum
Through May 20, 2012 -

Drawing from the breadth of the Morgan's collection, this exhibition will explore the ways in which animals have served as inspiration for and subjects of diverse creative works.

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

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

Rembrandt and Degas - Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through May 20, 2012 -

Self-portraits made by Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669) and Edgar Degas (1834-1917) at the start of their illustrious careers are seen side by side, for the first time, in an exhibition that highlights the Dutch master's guiding influence on the young French Impressionist and offers an intimate look at their unique kinship.

Hanging Around: Necklaces from MAD's Collection - Museum of Arts & Design
Through May 21, 2012 -

For at least forty thousand years, in virtually all cultures, humans have worn objects of symbolic, decorative, and amuletic value around their necks. Ranging in length from chokers to rope necklaces that hang below the waist, and in form from simple pendants to elaborate sculptural collars and breastplates, necklaces are strategically positioned beneath the face to draw attention to themselves, enhancing the wearer's allure, power, or status and showcasing the maker's artistic skills. The unique works on display in Hanging Around are from the Museum of Arts and Design's jewelry collection. Dating from the 1960s to the present, these artistic creations encompass conceptual approaches ranging from the decorative to the provocatively political. Some of the necklaces on view feature precious metals and rare gemstones, but others derive their impact from materials as unconventional as pig intestines, gun triggers, mustard seeds, LED lighting, black coral, butterfly wings, phone directories, mirrors and lenses. The fabrication techniques employed by the artists are as different as traditional goldsmithing and cutting-edge digital prototyping.

Sanctuary Spring Escape Package - Sanctuary Hotel
Through May 21, 2012 - New York

Sanctuary Spring Escape Package - Catch the spring fever in NYC and escape to our urban oasis to enjoy the beautiful weather and happenings in the city! This package includes a refreshing Spring Blossom cocktail (A very fresh mixed martini of Grey Goose La Poire, apple liqueur, muddled cucumber and kiwi with a fresh cherry) upon arrival, a $100 gift certificate and guaranteed reservations at the iconic Boat House in Central Park where you will be delivered in style by our dedicated Bentley car service, and a3 ½ hour Movie Walking Tour of NYC to enjoy the sights and sounds of NYC in the spring. You'll even see a few celebrity homes! Rates starting at $339 per night. This package can be booked between March 20th - May 21st. A two-night stay is required, and there is a 1-week cancellation period. This package is subject to availability and does not reflect taxes. Gratuity not included. To book, please visit www.sanctuaryhotelnyc.com

Dance and Drumming Classes - Cumbe: Center for African and Diaspora Dance
Through May 21, 2012 - Fort Greene

Cumbe offers dance and drumming classes for ages 1-5yrs. Other classes (on other days) include creative movement and storytelling, free and creative movement, rhythm and movement, and more. Drop-in visitors encouraged!

Dance and Drumming Classes - Cumbe: Center for African and Diaspora Dance
Through May 21, 2012 - Fort Greene

Cumbe offers dance and drumming classes for ages 1-5yrs. Other classes (on other days) include creative movement and storytelling, free and creative movement, rhythm and movement, and more. Drop-in visitors encouraged!

Whitney Biennial 2012 - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through May 27, 2012 - Upper East Side

This year marks the seventy-sixth edition of the Whitney's signature exhibition. Closed Mon. & Tues. $18.

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

The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter!, a perennial favorite visited by millions of children and adults, returns to the American Museum of Natural History. This popular winter attraction invites visitors to mingle with up to 500 iridescent butterflies fluttering among blooming tropical flowers and lush green vegetation inside a free-standing, balmy, 1,200-square-foot enclosure.

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

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

The Coe Collection of American Indian Art - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through May 28, 2012 -

Drawn from works given and bequeathed to the Metropolitan during the past decade by Ralph T. Coe of Santa Fe, New Mexico, the exhibition will be comprised of some thirty objects made in natural materials from stone to animal hide. It will feature a wide range of Native American works that come from different times, different places, and numerous distinct peoples. The oldest pieces in the Coe Collection date to some thousands of years B.C.E. The major part of the collection dates from the nineteenth to early twentieth century, a period of great contact between Native Americans and outsiders of all sorts, from traders to missionaries to the U.S. army. The peoples of the Great Plains are prominent during this time, and objects such as the impressive, personalized hide shirts of important Indian men have come to identify American Indians in the public mind. Representing contemporary work, an imposing sculpture of a Noble Woman by the Northwest Coast Haida artist Robert Davidson, dated to 2001, will be on view—the product of a long, deeply felt tradition for the carving of wood.

Bowling Leagues Signup - New City Bowl
Through May 30, 2012 - New City

New City Bowl hosts junior bowling leagues. Fridays at 3:45pm, the center hosts bumper and regular bowling; two games and shoes for $12. Fridays at 5:15pm and Saturdays at noon, kids can get three games and shoes for $14. Instruction is included. Through May 30, 2012.

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

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

Saturday Funday - Kings Bay Y at Windsor Terrace
Through May 31, 2012 - Windsor Terrace

A well-designed program for children with significant learning disabilities such as ADHD and autistic spectrum disorders. Parents and guardians must meet with staff individually prior to start of program.

Joseph Wheelwright: Tree Figures - Katonah Museum of Art
Through May 31, 2012 - Katonah

New England artist Joseph Wheelwright's haunting tree figures invite a dialogue between the natural and the manmade. Ranging up to 27 feet tall, these fantastic, anthropomorphic sculptures were created from trees on Wheelwright's land in Vermont. Turned upside down, bifurcated trunks become legs, and roots are transformed into heads and arms. The exhibition will be on view through May, 2012.

Mommy and Me Yoga Classes - Namaste Yoga of Kensington
Through June 01, 2012 - Brooklyn

Fight the winter blues with mommy and me yoga. Children of all ages welcome.

Wacky Nest Quest Photo Contest - Connecticut Audubon Society
Through June 01, 2012 - Fairfield

Take a picture of a birds nest that has been built in an unusual spot and send it to the Connecticut Audubon Society. You'll qualify to win special prizes at a reception this summer and be featured on the center's website. Winners will be selected in 2 main categories, children (up to age 12) and adults. Email your entry to cnoyes@ctaudubon.org and type WNQ in the subject line or mail it to WNQ c/o Connecticut Audubon Society, 2325 Burr Street, Fairfield, CT 06824. Photos must include your name, telephone number, address, the city and state location of the nest and the date the photo was taken. Only 1 entry per person. Submit payment (check, cash or creditcard) with mailed entries. E-mailed entries will receive a phone call with payment instructions.

Preschool Playgroup - Kirkbride Hall
Through June 01, 2012 - Stony Point

Children with a parent or caregiver are invited for crafts, stories, guest speakers, activities, games, and socializing. The group meets each Monday and Thursday in a gymnasium setting, so there's plenty of room for running and jumping.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Games - The Bruce Museum
Through August 12, 2012 - Greenwich

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Playing House - Brooklyn Museum
Through August 26, 2012 -

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Indoor Play - Powerplay
Through August 31, 2012 - Gowanus

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Meerkats - Maritime Aquarium
Through September 03, 2012 - Norwalk

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sensory Bounce - BounceU
Through September 28, 2012 - Stratford

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Zumbatomic - Vibez Studio
Through October 01, 2012 - Bayside

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mother 2 Mother (M2M) Breastfeeding Support Group - Rockland County Department of Health
Through December 28, 2012 - Pomona

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This exhibition, on view through January 6, 2013, will explore the extraordinary organisms that produce light, from the flickering fireflies found in backyards across the Northeast to the alien deep-sea fishes that illuminate the perpetually dark depths of the oceans. Rare among plants and animals that live on land, the ability to glow -- that is, generate light through a chemical reaction -- is much more common in the ocean, where up to 90 percent of animals at depths below 700 meters are bioluminescent. In Creatures of Light, visitors will move through a series of re-created environments, from the familiar to the extreme, to explore the diversity of organisms that glow and how they do it; discover the variety of ways in which light is used to attract a mate, lure unsuspecting prey, or defend against a predator; and learn how, where, and why scientists study this amazing natural phenomenon. Creatures of Light: Nature's Bioluminescence is organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York (www.amnh.org) in collaboration with the Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada, and The Field Museum, Chicago.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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