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Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on May 30

May 30, 2013   |    

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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, May 30, 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 May 30. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Bronx, check out our complete calendar of events.

Fleet Week 2013 - CANCELED - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through May 30, 2013 -

Please note: Fleet Week 2013 has been cancelled. Celebrate Fleet Week at Intrepid, and tour other Military ships as they visit New York Harbor. Enjoy special Broadway performances and help kick off our summer movie series on the Flight Deck. Watch the military battle it out in the famous Tug of War. Visit displays from various partners and more on Intrepid's Pier 86. Join them for the annual Memorial Day ceremony on the Flight Deck of Intrepid with an unfurling of the 100-foot-long American Flag.

Third Annual Pre-Pride Party - The Garden at Studio Square
May 30, 2013 - Long Island City

This year's event is a fundraiser for the Ali Forney Center . This year celebrates the legalization of marriage equality in NYC and to show continuous support for the LGBT community by donating 100% of floor and door contributions to the Ali Forney Center, that helps find housing for homeless LGBT youth. *Two for one drink specials til 7pm *$10 donation gets one complimentary drink * Live rock n roll karaoke

Rush Hour: Alan Gilbert, Wynton Marsalis, and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra - New York Philharmonic
May 30, 2013 - New York

The Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert and JALC perform Marsalis's Swing Symphony.

Don Quixote - American Ballet Theatre
Through May 30, 2013 - New York

The stage explodes with one show-stopping performance after another in this feast of choreographic fireworks. Celebrated knight Don Quixote and his devoted squire, Sancho Panza, are positively heroic when it comes to aiding the spirited maiden Kitri and her charming amour in Cervantes' delightful comedy.

Thursday Morning Storytime: The Toe Show - Barnes & Noble City Center
May 30, 2013 - White Plains

Join Toe, bookseller/entertainer extraordinaire, every Thursday morning for stories, singing and lively fun.

City Lights Sail On Board Manhattan By Sail’s Shearwater Vessel – Enjoy NYC Harbor at Night - Shearwater Vessel
May 30, 2013 - New York

Enjoy New York Harbor’s most iconic sites and brightly lit skyline on board New York City’s only designated floating landmark, the 82-foot schooner Shearwater. The Gatsby-era yacht recently celebrated its 80th birthday in 2001 and has been taking visitors and locals sailing in the harbor since 2001. Beginning Thursday May 30th and continuing most Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through Saturday September 28th, passengers sailing through New York Harbor at night will enjoy the peaceful silence of the Hudson as the Shearwater set sails among the backdrop of the Big Apple’s colorful night time lights. One free drink (beer, wine, soft drinks) is included. For more information on departure times and to make reservations, please visit www.manhattanbysail.com or call (212) 619-0907.

Transit Tots - New York Transit Museum
Through May 30, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Stories, games and surprises for our youngest transportation fans.

Thirsty Thursday Night DJ Dance Cruise - Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises - (Circle Line 42nd Street)
May 30, 2013 - New York

Why spend your Thursday after work Happy Hour indoors when you take advantage of the warm fresh air and gorgeous New York City Sights. Come and indulge specialty cocktails on Circle Line Sightseeing's brand new spacious, outdoor deck and bar.

New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra - Symphony Space
May 30, 2013 - New York

NASO's season concludes with a program of inspirations: Brahms Academic Festival Overture based on raucous student drinking songs (no joke), the fiercely patriotic Rhapsody Vardar (aka Bulgarian Rhapsody) by Pancho Vladigerov, and Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet overture-fantasy based on Shakespeare's tragedy.

downtown comeS uptown - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
May 30, 2013 - New York

WFUV, Rockwood Music Hall, and Lincoln Center partner to spotlight four talented musicians in two distinctly different settings. Four unique artists will bring songs and stories of their everyday stomping grounds, the downtown club scene, to a new audience at Lincoln Center's David Rubenstein Atrium, as they perform selections of their work in a showcase hosted by WFUV radio personality Rita Houston. The following night, all four artists will return to their Lower East Side roots with full performances at Rockwood Music Hall.

54 Piano Bar - 54 Below
May 30, 2013 - New York

Pick a song and join the house pianist as you take your turn on the stage with pianist and host Brian Nash. See new Broadway talent perform on a whim, and perhaps take part in the ever-popular (and inevitable) audience sing-along. No cover charge. Drink Specials: $5 beer, $8 mixed drinks.

Tale Waggers - The Field Library
May 30, 2013 - Peekskill

Trained Tale Waggers entertain with spellbinding stories. All storytellers and storyteller wannabes are welcome - along with good listeners ages 4 and older. Refreshments.

Alice Walker & Eve Ensler - 92nd Street Y
May 30, 2013 - New York

As she publishes her new collection of poetry, The World Will Follow Joy, and a new book of meditations The Cushion in the Road, join Pulitzer prize writer Alice Walker at 92nd Street Y for an inspiring discussion with V-Day founder Eve Ensler about her activism and her writing, her conflicting impulses to retreat into inner contemplation and to remain deeply engaged with the world. Eve Ensler is a Tony award winning playwright, performer and activist. She is the award-winning author of The Vagina Monologues. Eve's newest work is a memoir, In the Body of the World. Both will sign copies of their books following the event.

Kids Yoga - Family Fitness Unlimited
May 30, 2013 - West Hempstead

A beginner's level class allowing children to explore their natural abilities in an active, safe and fun way. This class is excellent for promoting physical development, a positive attitude toward physical activity, building self-esteem, focus and concentration. (For the 2-5 years old group, a parent or adult is required to participate.)

Big Apple Circus: Dream Big - Cunningham Park
May 30, 2013 - Fresh Meadows

Experience the nostalgic thrills of bygone Big Tops and get a firsthand view of Beauties, Daredevils, and Clowns from another era. At this 35th Anniversary season production, no seat is more than 50 feet from the Globe's Most Spectacular Circus Performers. Travel back to when circus traditions were born and witness incredible acts that would have had the villagers chattering for days! The courageous mid-air flips and catches of a man on the trapeze. A captivating contortionist whose flexibility is as impressive as her steadfast poise. An agile, adept acrobat and her strapping suitors. A swaying wire act of sure-footed strength and stability. The dizzying delights of a daring inventor in his tumbling, twirling hoop. The stunning, soaring beauty of a pair on aerial straps and a woman held aloft by hanging silks. A jaw-dropping juggling tango team performing to passionate rhythms. Bicyclists whose spinning wheels turn smooth and speedy stunts. Majestic horses with graceful gaits and playful pups with teasing tricks. And what circus would be complete without bumbling clowns who bring the spirit of timeless comedy? It?s all led by an affable Ringmaster and the great Big Apple Circus Band playing the iconic songs of yesteryear. So run away with the Big Apple Circus and relive Big Tops of old in a memorable one-ring show for the ages.

Celebrating Beauty, Happiness and Good Health - Golden Unicorn Restaurant
May 30, 2013 - New York

New Tang Dynasty Television Invites You to A Banquet Featuring: Dr. Jingduan Yang. Treat yourselves to delicious Chinese dishes while Dr. Yang shares with you his traditional Chinese Medicine pearls of knowledge. About Dr. Jingduan Yang - Dr. Yang is a leading physician, board-certified psychiatrist, and international expert on classic forms of Chinese Medicine. He is the founder and medical director of Tao Institute of Mind & Body Medicine with offices in Mt. Laurel, NJ, Bryn Mawr, PA and New York City. Dr. Yang is a clinical assistant professor in psychiatry at Thomas Jefferson University and is currently on the faculty of Integrative Medicine Department of University of Arizona. Following family tradition, he is a fifth generation teacher and practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), specializing in acupuncture. About New Tang Dynasty Television - Founded by Chinese Americans and headquartered in New York City, New Tang Dynasty (NTD) Television is a nonprofit American TV network broadcasting globally in Chinese and English 24/7 via satellite, cable, mobile platform and the Internet. As a vital news source, NTD is the only TV network that brings uncensored information into and out of China and is the largest Chinese culture event producer. In New York, NTD is available on Verizon FiOS 478, Digital WMBC 63.5 and Time Warner Cable 589.

Stories, Songs, and Crafts - Rose Memorial Library
May 30, 2013 - Stony Point

Toddlers are invited to the library to hear picture book stories, sing songs, and make craft. Registration required.

AjkunBT's 'Les Miserables' - The Ballet - Manhattan Movement & Arts Center Theater
May 30, 2013 - Hell's Kitchen

Open the door to nineteenth century France and witness the bravery of men and women overcoming political events with courage, compassion, forgiveness, and love in this dance performance. A world premiere by choreographer Leonard Ajkun.

Nature Strollers - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center
May 30, 2013 - Cornwall

This nature center hosts this weekly hiking group for families with babies, toddlers, and young children. The one-hour walk is led by an environmental educator.

Wii Fun For Kids - White Plains Public Library
May 30, 2013 - White Plains

Join in the Wii Fun games for kids! The competition takes place on the big screen in The Trove's Galaxy Hall. For boys and girls in grades 1-5.

Artist Lecture: Sana Musasama - INSPIRE COMMIT ACT: My Journey from Harlem, New York to Phnom Penh Cambodia; Art, Travel & Social Activism - One World
May 30, 2013 - Port Chester

Reception and Artist Talk at Clay Art Center following the lecture. Artist, Sana Musasama, will talk about her world travel experiences and their impact on her as a woman and an artist. She will explain how the traditional villages of Cambodia have been her home away from home, and share how her extended families, predominately women and little girls, became her guides. Observing the lives of women and little girls, Sana noticed radical differences in their lives from the lives of girls in our culture. Her work is a response to what she saw and what she wants to change.

826 NYC After School Tutoring - Brooklyn Public Library, Williamsburg branch
May 30, 2013 - Brooklyn

Kids get homework help courtesy of the 826 NYC writing/tutoring organization (home to the Brooklyn Superhero Supply).

Language Immersion at LICM-French - Long Island Children's Museum
May 30, 2013 - Garden City

Children's language skills develop rapidly, absorbing everything they hear. Why not introduce another language to your child while they are young and receptive to new things? Explore basic themes in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Workshops are drop in and do not require advance sign up. The series will explore a different theme each week (numbers, fruits, animals, etc). A class project and song will be used each week to reinforce learning.

Feeding Frenzy: Red-eared Slider - Connecticut Audubon Society
May 30, 2013 - Fairfield

It's meal time for the turtles. See what's on the menu for the center's resident red-eared slider, an invasive non-native species in Connecticut. Learn important facts about invasive species and how they compete with native species for food and habitat. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call ext. 109 to register.

SUPER SMASH BROS TOURNAMENT - Westport Library
May 30, 2013 - Westport

Compete for bragging rights in the library's Super Smash Bros Brawl tournament. For middle school and up.

Hive Fashion Teen Time - Brooklyn Public LIbrary, Bushwick branch
May 30, 2013 - Bushwick

Teens interested in fashion learn about photography photography and document new styles.

Sing Along - Brooklyn Public Library, Flatlands branch
May 30, 2013 - Marine Park

Come hear Mr. Avrum, the librarian play some of your favorite tunes.

Movement Adventure - Genesis Tree of Life Yoga & Wellness Center
May 30, 2013 - Forest Hills

Youngsters, ages 3-5 go through a story-themed obstacle course where they walk on tip toes, jump over things, skip and gather items. Games like freeze dance let them explore their own style. Pre-registration required.

Let's Discover Nature Hour: Turtle Crossing - Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
May 30, 2013 - Smithtown

The "Let's Discover Nature" Hour is a special time for both parent and child to discover the wonders of their natural world together. Each program's theme will use nature explorations and hands-on activities as a springboard for learning. Reservations will be accepted two weeks prior to each program and may be made by calling the park office.

LEARN TO DRAW with ART TEACHER AMY- Children 9-12 - First United Methodist Church
May 30, 2013 - Amityville

Step-by-step, your child can learn to draw animals, landscapes, people and masterworks while they experiment with chalk and oil pastels, watercolors and markers.

The Cripple of Inishmaan by Martin McDonagh - Guild Hall
May 30, 2013 - East Hampton

Written by award-winning Irish playwright Martin McDonagh, The Cripple of Inishmaan is a strange and whimsical comic tale set on a remote island off the west coast of Ireland in 1934. As word arrives on Inishmaan that the Hollywood director Robert Flaherty is coming to the neighboring island of Inishmore to film the documentary Man of Aran, the one person who wants to be in the film more than anybody is young Cripple Billy. An orphan who lives with his aunts, Billy yearns for stardom and a chance to escape small-town life. This Hollywood film may just be his chance. Includes some profanity.

Grease - Gateway Playhouse
May 30, 2013 - Bellport

Sparks fly when the Rydell High pack gets wise to a hushed summer romance between Danny, the smoothest hot rodder in town, and Sandy, the good girl next door ? giving way to hilarious and nearly heartbreaking consequences.

Huntington High School Film Festival - Cinema Arts Centre
May 30, 2013 - Huntington

Features student's music videos, commercials, documentaries, silent 8MM film, 2D/live action, rotoscope, short stories, movie parodies, stop motion, public service announcements, and multi-cam works. A DVD of all festival films will be available for $10.

Mock Your World - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
May 30, 2013 - New York City

Little Benita Productions and HyLo Entertainment Invite You to the "Wickedly Funny" MOCK YOUR WORLD with music and lyrics by Andrew Byrne. Starring Stanley Bahorek, Lindsay Nicole Chambers, David Perlman, Lisa Rothauser, (and possibly Brian Golub & Christine Marie Heath!). Music Direction by Rich Silverstein. Directed By Andrew Neisler and Lee Kasper. "A Spectacularly Naughty Musical Parody Event!" "A side-splitting, taboo-shattering, musical event that is irresistibly funny and entertaining"-NY Daily News *no drink minimum. **food and drink are available for sale

Art + Games - Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
May 30, 2013 - Battery Park City

Spend an afternoon in the park playing lawn games, using everything from parachutes to dozens of asteroid-balls, and making different art and craft projects every week from May through October. The fun is facilitated by Battery Park City Park's programming leaders. Everybody plays. All materials and supplies provided.

Audio Portraits - Children's Museum of the Arts
May 30, 2013 - SoHo

Kids can stop by the Sound Booth and create an "Audio Portrait" with teaching artists. Using Garageband software, kids will flex their skills in oral interpretation as they record tracks that include autobiographical information such as descriptions of their home and family, their favorite color, food, animal, or their happiest place. In addition, they'll have the opportunity to add music and sound effects to their unique Audio Portraits. This is a great workshop for the budding podcaster, radio journalist or storyteller.

Cross-Stitch Circle - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
May 30, 2013 - Upper West Side

Drop in to try your skills at one of the oldest forms of embroidery in the world.

Yoga for Children - Congregation Sons of Israel
May 30, 2013 - Upper Nyack

Children ages 2-6 are welcome to learn yoga through a playful and integrative approach. Registration is requested.

Thursday Nights At The Museum - Brooklyn Museum
May 30, 2013 - Brooklyn

6:30-9:30 p.m. See, Make, Sip: An Art-Making Experience: Tours of three different exhibitions: El Anatsui at 6:30; Life, Death, and Transformation in the Americas at 7:30; and Valerie Hegarty at 8:30-provide the inspiration for related art-making projects in, respectively, textiles, Pachamama bags, and collage. Art-inspired cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served in the cafe.

St. Thomas The Apostle School Family Festival - St. Thomas The Apostle School
May 30, 2013 - West Hempstead

Visit this annual gem of a family festival for a barrel of fun which includes Kiddy & Thrill Rides, fantastic local entertainment, raffles, international foods, games, Pay One Price rides, and Las Vegas games.

May Malibus - Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway
May 30, 2013 - Yonkers

10 Empire Club Members will be drawn from all eligible entries. Two lucky winners will each receive a NEW 2013 Chevrolet Malibu or $15,000 cash option. All other contestants will receive $250 Free Play. Empire Club Members earn 1 virtual entry for every 100 points earned from May 1-30. Activate entries by inserting your Empire Club Card into any slot machine between 6pm and 8:55pm on May 30.

An Evening with Michelle Tea and Ali Liebegott - Bluestocking Bookstore and Activist Center
May 30, 2013 - New York

Michelle Tea & Ali Liebegott join forces to celebrate the release of their newest books! Ali Liebegott's Cha-Ching! (April 2013) is the latest release in the new City Lights/Sister Spit imprint, a series edited by literary motion machine, Michelle Tea! About being young, in love, addicted, and broke in America, Cha-Ching! is a tender, unforgettable story. Liebegott investigates the conjoined hearts of hope and addiction in an unforgettable story of what it means to be young and broke in America. And Michelle Tea's debut YA novel, now available from McSweeney's, A Mermaid in Chelsea Creek (April, 2013) is a modern-day fairytale with an extraordinary heroine and a swearing mermaid. The first in a trilogy of Chelsea stories.

How Whales Are Unlocking Arctic Secrets - American Museum of Natural History
May 30, 2013 - New York

*Ticketholders also receive free, after-hours access to the Museum's special exhibition Whales: Giants of the Deep, from 6-7 pm. Researchers are racing to uncover the implications for the Artic of rapidly vanishing polar ice -- and they're enlisting help from the very creatures that stand to gain the most from their discoveries: narwhals, and bowhead and beluga whales, three of the most elusive species on Earth. Join a riveting discussion with explorers and scientists who are using daring new tactics to "recruit" these animals, featuring spectacular photographs, rare footage, and musical performances inspired by whale song. Hosted by Bill Ritter with scientists Kristen L. Laidre, Kate Stafford, Scott McVay, Sarah Robertson, and musical performance by Garth Stevenson. Presented in collaboration with the World Science Festival.

Free Hearing Screenings at Woodmere Rehabilitation & Health Care Center - Woodmere Rehabilitation & Health Care Center
May 30, 2013 - Woodmere

Woodmere Rehabilitation & Health Care Center celebrates Better Hearing & Speech Month by offering free hearing screenings. Since 1927, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association celebrates Better Hearing and Speech Month each May. This month of awareness is a good time to analyze your own hearing and determine if you are one of the estimated 28 million Americans who have a hearing loss that can be treated. You may have a hearing loss if you: • frequently ask people to repeat themselves • often turn your ear toward a sound to hear it better • understand people better when you wear your glasses or look directly at their faces • lose your place in group conversations • keep the volume on your radio or TV at a level that others say is too loud • have pain or ringing in your ears "People who see themselves in these statements should see an audiologist for a hearing test. Even a very slight hearing loss can have an impact on your daily life. Hearing loss is treatable, and there is no reason for anyone to miss all the important sounds of life." said Michaelle Gorman, Speech Therapist.”

Speak Up For Queens Library-Community Rally - Queens Library at Baisley Park
May 30, 2013 - Jamaica

Families can let their voices be heard! Come show support for Queens Library during advocacy events across the borough to push back proposed budget cuts. NYC proposes a budget cut to Queens Library of $29.6 million for the year beginning July 1. It would be the largest budget cut in the library's history, threatening library service across the borough, including the outright closing of community libraries and the loss of hundreds of library jobs. Join members of the community and their elected representatives when they express their library-love to call attention to the need for restored funding to Queens Library. Queens Library provides free essential information, computer and internet access, help with homework, free healthcare information, job search services and so many other community-based programs, plus the free loan of millions of books and other library materials in every neighborhood in Queens.

ONE WORD: Art Exhibition - White Rabbit
May 30, 2013 - New York

ONE WORD (produced by Art vs Commerce and Brooklyn Wildlife) is a multiple-tiered exhibition series that pays homage to highly influential hip hop artists and groups through a range of mediums including illustration, photography, and video. Artist of focus: NAS. Artists: Ola Kudu, Zoe Beatwoman, Brody Rose, Vickey Ford/Sneakshot Music: DJ 2-Tone Jones and P.U.D.G.E. For additional details visit www.gmoney77.wordpress.com

Pet a Pet - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through May 31, 2013 - Crown Heights

Meet and greet one of the Museums animal friends! Investigate their habitat, diet, and create a unique animal artwork to take home.

Adelphi University to Host its Seventh Outdoor Sculpture Biennial - Adelphi University
Through May 31, 2013 - Garden City

The Adelphi University Exhibitions Program is delighted to present its seventh Outdoor Sculpture Biennial, featuring the works of 10 skilled sculptors. Their diverse works are located throughout the scenic 75-acre arboretum on the Garden City campus. The biennial will be on view from September 1, 2012 to May 31, 2014. A free reception will be held on Sunday, September 30, 2012, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., along with a walking tour of the sculptures beginning at 2:00 p.m. in the Ruth S. Harley University Center Lobby. This outdoor installation showcases the talents of Miggy Buck (NY), John Clement (NY), Maria Hall (NY), Ed Haugevik (NY), William King (NY), Anti Liu (NY), Johnny Poux (NY), Kim Radochia (MA), Christopher Saucedo (NY), and Hans Van de Bovenkamp (NY). Each sculptor presents his or her own artistic language; their own stories and thoughts to the viewer. Works of art encompass use of various materials: steel, bronze, aluminum, concrete and reflective mirrors. These man-made creations are transposed into poetic visual narrations. The Outdoor Sculpture Biennial brings forth new faces with the celebrated works of William King and Hans Van de Bovenkamp. Mr. King’s Tennis For Money abstractly illustrates four players at the net poised to begin. Van de Bovenkamp’s steel structure entitled Family Outing, is composed of organic flowing vertical forms evoking a powerful uplifting spirit. The exhibit also breaks new ground with Johnny Poux’s slender, large-scale kinetic aluminum structure, entitled Seed, as the tallest piece to be on display. John Clement’s sculpture Duke is the heaviest work, weighing more than 3,000 pounds. This coiled, dense, steel piece can catch one’s eye from afar as well, because of its striking red color. The combination of unique art and magnificent pathways, allows art enthusiasts and other viewers to enjoy each piece as it interacts with its surroundings on the Adelphi campus. Through the changing seasons, these impressive large outdoor constructions communicate and age with their environment. To learn more about the artists and view glimpses of the exhibition, please visit adelphi.edu/artmuseum/sculpture_biennial/. For additional updates, “Like” us on our “Adelphi University Galleries” Facebook page. About Adelphi University: Adelphi is a world class, modern university with excellent and highly relevant programs where students prepare for lives of active citizenship and professional careers. Through its schools and programs—The College of Arts and Sciences, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Honors College, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, Robert B. Willumstad School of Business, Schools of Nursing and Social Work—the co-educational university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as professional and educational programs for adults. Adelphi University currently enrolls nearly 8,000 students from 41 states and 60 foreign countries. With its main campus in Garden City and centers in Manhattan, Hauppauge, and Poughkeepsie, the University, chartered in 1896, maintains a commitment to liberal studies in tandem with rigorous professional preparation and active citizenship.

Art classes - The Painted Cloud
Through May 31, 2013 - Brooklyn

The Painted Cloud classes offer a nurturing, dynamic environment that introduces children to many new techniques and materials, and allows them the freedom to express themselves artistically. unique and creative art projects using a wide array of high quality art materials.

Art Classes - Chroma
Through May 31, 2013 - Brooklyn

Kids enjoy exploration, interpretation, and reflection through art-making. Activities include drawing, painting, sculpture, puppet-making, mixed media, collage, printmaking, clay, and much more!

Namaste Yoga Health and Wellness - Namaste Yoga of Kensington
Through May 31, 2013 - Kensington

Namaste offers a range of yoga classes for all ages, as well as Zumba fitness classes, kickboxing, pilates, belly dancing, and more.

AjkunBT's Les Miserables - MMAC Theater
Through May 31, 2013 - New York

Open the door to nineteenth century France and witness the bravery of men and women overcoming political events with courage, compassion, forgiveness and love. A World Premiere by choreographer Leonard Ajkun.

Louis Armstrong at Freedomland - Louis Armstrong House Museum
Through May 31, 2013 - Corona

The story of the early 1960s is in many ways a story of freedom. In the United States, African-Americans were growing more vocal in their struggle for Civil Rights. A nation turned with hope to young president John F. Kennedy to lead them through the Cold War. The Berlin Wall was constructed in August 1961, splitting one of Europe's biggest cities in half. The Vietnam War was beckoning. Looking to escape the often volatile reports on the nightly news, Americans looked for escape in this era through sporting events, television and even in amusement parks, most notably Disneyland. After helping Disneyland open in 1955, that park's Vice President, Cornelius Vanderbilt Wood Jr. left and began his own corporation, focusing on designing a New York version of the park. On June 19, 1960, Freedomland U.S.A., "The World's Largest Entertainment Center," opened in the Bronx in front of a crowd of 63,000 guests. Though the 85-acre park was larger than Disneyland, it was already in debt by its second year and would close in 1964 after just five seasons. Beginning in 1961, Freedomland's "Moon Bowl" (echoing the era's "space race) became a venue for some of the top entertainment acts in America, including Chubby Checker, Tony Bennett, and Louis Armstrong, who performed there in 1961 and 1964. The Louis Armstrong House Museum's vast collections contain many precious artifacts and previously unseen photographs by Jack Bradley, helping "Louis Armstrong at Freedomland" to paint an intimate portrait of Armstrong on stage and off during this turbulent time in history, spreading joy to fans young and old with his integrated band of All Stars.

Magician Philip Klipper Will Astound You! - Ciao! Restaurant
Through May 31, 2013 - Eastchester

Every Thursday from 6-8pm, Magician Philip Klipper will astound and delight the whole family with his incredible sleight of hand during dinner. May 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30.

Cesar Galicia - Forum Gallery
Through May 31, 2013 - New York

Spanish painter Cesar Galicia has been a Forum Gallery Artist since 1994.

Friday Singalong with Jarrod - Greenlight Bookstore
Through May 31, 2013 - Fort Greene

Greenlight offers a weekly singalong/story time event for babies and toddlers each Friday afternoon! Meet in the kids section for 40 minutes of favorite songs and stories for the littlest booklovers, led by Greenlight bookseller Jarrod and his trusty guitar.

Heart Gallery NYC Photo Exhibit in Honor of National Foster Care Month - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through May 31, 2013 - SoHo

Heart Gallery NYC is a not-for-profit organization that works to raise awareness about foster care and find loving and supportive "forever families" for children in foster care. Renowned photographers volunteer their time and talents, creating beautiful images of the children that we exhibit in high-traffic areas, such as Penn Station, Grand Central Terminal, and Atlantic Terminal. Often, people see the portrait of a child and feel a strong connection, which leads to adoption. May is National Foster Care Month. There are nearly 13,000 foster children in New York City alone and every child deserves a secure home and a loving family. In this spirit, on May 7, a new Heart Gallery NYC Photo Exhibit will launch at Children's Museum of the Arts featuring 18 beautiful photographs of children in foster care, all of whom are hoping to find their "forever families." Photographers of the exhibit include Martin Schoeller, Deborah Feingold, James Salzano, Michael Weschler and others. The exhibit will be on display through May 31. To learn more about the exhibit and other exhibits and to see the on-line photo gallery visit heartgallerynyc.org. For more information, call 212-965-8699.

Exhibition: Re-Imagining Past Possessions - Works of Recycled Materials. - transFORM Gallery
Through May 31, 2013 - New Rochelle

transFORM Gallery and Elisa Contemporary Art co-curate an international, eco-minded art exhibit in honor of our planet, "Re-Imagining Past Possessions - Works of Recycled Materials." The exhibit will run through May 31, 2013. This exhibit brings together artists from around the world to save the earth. Each artist's artwork is created from recycled and reused materials including magazines, scrap metal, junk mail, and other discarded items. Artists included: Carole Eisner, Aurora Robson, Rodolfo Edward, Lisa Mee Doherty, and Adriana Rostovsky.

We Build NY: A Program Just for Tweens - New York Transit Museum
Through May 31, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Using SketchUp software and images from the museum's archives, budding designers and engineers converge on the Technology Lab for an afternoon of big-city creativity and computer-assisted designs. Limited capacity. Call to register.

Family Science Projects - Hudson River Museum
Through May 31, 2013 - Yonkers

Creative activities inspired by the Museum's collections and exhibitions led by Jr. Docents on three Saturdays from 1-4pm: May 4, 11, and 18. Be a Maker and a Tinkerer! Make machines and robots from controllers, motors, and wires found in the Planetarium's storerooms. Participants' creative inventions will be shown on Astronomy Day, May 19th.

Family Arts Projects - Hudson River Museum
Through May 31, 2013 - Yonkers

Creative activities inspired by the Museum's collections and exhibitions led by Jr. Docents on two Sundays from 1-4pm: May 5 and 12. Led by local artist Dahlia Broul, participants create a large-scale panoramic mural as well as their own miniature panoramas or pocket size "endless landscapes" to take home.

Be Inspired at Agora Gallery this May - Agora Gallery
Through May 31, 2013 - New York

Celebrate the natural beauty of the world which is so apparent during the spring season with these lovely and evocative works of art at Agora this May. The Odyssey of Color presents work bursting with the life and subtlety of color, giving due importance to the power of hue without forgetting the other aspects that build up an unforgettable image. Out From Down Under & Beyond: Fine Art From Australia and New Zealand brings the boundless energy and awe-inspiring natural beauty of the artists' homeland to artworks of particular skill and charm. In Stephen Tobin: the natural instincts of nature - a solo exhibition you will find the acutely observed and aesthetically impressive images of 'the Wandering Photographer' whose love of travel spills over into the passion with which he composes and creates his art. The exhibitions begin on May 11, 2013 and will run until May 31, 2013, with an opening reception on the evening of Thursday, May 16, 2013. Entrance is free and art enthusiasts are warmly welcomed to attend and enjoy these delightful works of art. Featured Artists: Stephen Tobin: the natural instincts of nature - a solo exhibition. Out From Down Under & Beyond: Fine Art From Australia and New Zealand Scott Breeman | Sylvia Ditchburn PhD | Rick Edmonds | Trisha Fitzpatrick | Julie Fletcher | Andrea Henderson | Lynne Hudson | Caroline Josephs PhD | Vivienne McDermott | Pauline Neilson | Tanya Marie Reeves | Meredith Russell. The Odyssey of Color - Josephine Chisholm | AnnaMaria Critelli | Nancy Stella Galianos | Rod Heiss | Lucille Kasprack | Louise Larose | Susan Marx | Vishal Misra | Brenda Ness-Cooper | Seonaid Ross | Pratima Sheth | Garegin GaroS ("Garegin Sngryan").

Free Crafts Saturdays - Straight A's
Through May 31, 2013 - White Plains

Every Saturday Straight A's invites kids of all ages to enjoy free arts and crafts. Drop in any time between 1-3pm, no reservation necessary. May 4: Celebrate Cinco de Mayo and make a Fiesta Ring; May 11: Craft a Picture-Perfect Frame for Mom. Bring your own 4" x 6" picture to put in the frame; May 18: Color and Draw a Butterfly Minibook; May 25: Create a Patriotic Flags using your Palms.

Musical - 'HAIR' - White Plains Performing Arts Center (WPPAC)
Through May 31, 2013 - White Plains

Originally produced by the New York Shakespeare Festival Theatre, HAIR tells the story of the "tribe," a group of politically active, long-haired hippies of the "Age of Aquarius," living a bohemian life in New York City and fighting against conscription into the Vietnam War. This musical features the songs "Aquarius," "Good Morning Starshine," "Hair," and "I Believe In Love," among others. Note: as in the original Broadway productions, this show contains strong language and nudity and is not recommended for children younger than 18. Parental discretion is advised. Book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado. Music by Galt MacDermot. Produced for the Broadway Stage by Michael Butler. May 3, 4, 10, 11 at 8pm; May 5 at 2pm.

Pack Chat for Kids (ages 4-8) - Wolf Conservation Center
Through May 31, 2013 - South Salem

An excellent introduction to wolves for families with young children. Kids learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the important role of wolves in the natural world. Guests will visit Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa, and Zephyr, as well as the center's other endangered wolves. Don't forget a camera. Pre-registration required. May 5, 11, and 25 at 11am.

Moby Dick Rehearsed by Orson Wells - Waterfront Museum
Through May 31, 2013 - Red Hook

In 1955, Orson Welles stripped Herman Melville's sprawling masterpiece to its bones, transforming it into a play within a play. Scripts in hand, the actors of Brave New World Repertory Theater transform their space into the docks of Nantucket, the deck of the Captain Ahab's ship, and the wild and wasteful ocean.

Animal Symmetry - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through May 31, 2013 - Crown Heights

Are you a symmetrical creature? Is a snake? Is a sea star? Kids paint an inkblot butterfly, and practice their powers of symmetry.

Marshmallow Geometry - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through May 31, 2013 - Crown Heights

Kids practice making sticky shapes with marshmallows and toothpicks, then test which shape is the strongest to use for building skyscrapers, bridges, and domes!

Move to the Melody - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through May 31, 2013 - Crown Heights

Kids move to the mathematical rhythms from music around the world.

Celebrate National Bike Month - Queens Botanical Garden
Through May 31, 2013 - Flushing

Ride your bicycle to QBG during the month of May and receive 50% off admission. NOTE: bicycles are not allowed inside the Garden -- lock up your wheels at our bike racks and take a stroll to see the flowers!

Butterflies - Long Island Children's Museum
Through May 31, 2013 - Garden City

Come to the Inner Lobby and design your own beautiful butterfly with assorted materials to ?flutter? through your garden. This program runs through May 31.

Community Gallery - Long Island Children's Museum
Through May 31, 2013 - Garden City

Stop by the Community Gallery and view the mixed media artwork created by students from Columbus Avenue School in Freeport. This exhibit runs through May 31.

Animal Encounter - Prospect Park Audubon Center
Through May 31, 2013 - Flatbush

Curious how "Snappy" the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join one of the Park's trained staff in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center's collection.

Funny Food Art Exhibit - Chelsea Market Concourse
Through May 31, 2013 - Chelsea

Going on now through the end of May at the Chelsea Market Concourse is the Funny Food Art Exhibit. Photographs by Bill Wurtzel from the healthy-eating book for kids, Funny Food: 365 Fun, Healthy, Silly, Creative Breakfasts (Welcome Books) by Bill and his wife, Claire Wurtzel. The exhibit includes 40 hilarious photographs of characters, cars, and portraits, made using healthy ingredients from everyday breakfasts you know and love. From laughing bagels, fruity beauties and nutty professors to food-faced celebrities like Mona Lisa (Plumalisa), the show is tasty fun for the whole family. Swing by with the kids and get ready to laugh out loud, especially when they see your face through the Funny Food portrait cut-out! It's healthy and happy fun. The Funny Food book is available at Chelsea Market bookstore, Posman Books. More about Funny Food at funnyfoodart.com. Visit Funny Food on Facebook.

Greg Goldberg: Northern Light - Stephan Stoyanov Gallery
Through May 31, 2013 - New York

The show features abstract paintings and works on paper, all done in natural light at Goldberg's North facing studio in New York. Each work is a hand-made object, built slowly over time by layering dozens of pigments to create unique color relationships. Rich in opaque, translucent and transparent hues, the paintings change with light throughout the day and over the seasons.

Radical Figure: Paintings and Drawings from the 1960s and 1970s - George Adams Gallery
Through May 31, 2013 - New York

Featuring works by artist Peter Saul.

The StoryWalk Project at Gedney Park - Chappaqua Public Library
Through May 31, 2013 - Chappaqua

The 2013 StoryWalk will begin directly behind the playground located in the front of Gedney Park. Look for the "StoryWalk" sign. All are welcome to visit this free StoryWalk, which runs through Friday, May 31t. The featured book selection is "and then it's spring," by Julie Fogliano, illustrated by Erin E. Stead. The story perfectly captures those early days of winter-sneaking-into-spring, when we're eagerly searching for any signs of fresh color and new life. And then suddenly, spring is sprung! StoryWalk helps build children's interest in reading, while encouraging healthy outdoor activity for both adults and children. The StoryWalk Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library. The 2013 StoryWalk is brought to you by the New Castle Recreation & Parks Department and The Chappaqua Library.

Family Fondue Sundays - The Melting Pot of White Plains
Through May 31, 2013 - White Plains

Fondue dining allows everyone to enjoy good conversation, eat slowly, and savor each bite. Parents can enjoy three-course meal (salad, entree, and chocolate), and kids under 14 can have two courses (entree and chocolate), all for a fixed price every Sunday in May from 12-4pm. Visit meltingpot.com/white-plains/specials for details.

Bohemia - Czech Center New York
Through May 31, 2013 - New York

Lead by fashion designer Libena Rochova, eleven students from the Studio of Fashion and Footwear Design at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague show their projects relating to lore, folk literature and tradition. The aim of the Bohemia project is to unite traditional crafts with its application in contemporary fashion design. This project, blending tradition with the contemporary Czech art scene, will be exhibited at the Gallery of the Czech Center New York at the Bohemian National Hall during Design Week NYC 2013.

New Taste of the Upper West Side -
Through June 01, 2013 -

Culinary superstars come out to shine under a grand tent. The celebrated chefs participating include Ed Brown, Michael Psilakis, and others who have restaurants on the Upper West Side. Adam Richman and Gail Simmons host. Visit website for a list of all participants, schedule of events, and ticket information.

Math & Science Homework Help - Long Island Science Center
Through June 01, 2013 - Riverhead

Students in grades 1-8 may be dropped off on Saturdays to receive help with homework. No pre-registration required.

Nature's Helpers - Prospect Park Audubon Center
Through June 01, 2013 - 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.

New York Book Expo - Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
Through June 01, 2013 - New York

Trade only first two days, general public or "power readers" June 1. With a Power Reader ticket to BEA 2013, available for only $49, you will- Discover new and upcoming books before they hit the stands See and meet the hottest authors Talk to publisher about favorite books Mix and mingle with other book lovers and share your passion for reading Get autographs and advanced reads of unique books (quantities limited) Get tons of giveaways from exhibitors Enjoy a day in New York City! Don't miss your chance to attend BEA as a Power Reader at BEA 2013 on Saturday, June 1. You will have more fun in one day than you can ever imagine AND you will walk away with tons of book SWAG!

Jonathan Tunick & The Broadway Moonlighters with special guest Doc Severinsen - 54 Below
Through June 01, 2013 - New York

For ten special performances only, join the multiple award-winning former bandleader of The Tonight Show and Broadway's premier orchestrator, the Oscar, Emmy, Grammy & Tony Award winner behind some of Broadway's most enduring scores, for an evening of tunes ranging from unique interpretations of the Great American Songbook to some of the most memorable tunes of the Great White Way. Joining the festivities is special guest vocalist Rebecca Faulkenberry, taking a break from her onstage duties at Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. Severinsen (making his first NYC club appearance in more than 50 years) on trumpet, fourteen of Broadway's world-class musicians, and Tunick with clarinet at the ready and baton in hand - what could be more thrilling?

James Gortner - The Lovers - Lyons Wier Gallery
Through June 01, 2013 - New York

A series of paintings based on Gortner's relationship with photographer Carolina Palmgren, the symbolism found in the Tarot, and his theories on artistic production.

Scenes from the South - Howard Greenberg Gallery
Through June 01, 2013 - New York

Guest curated by Susan Sherrick.

John Morse - Einstein and Friends - Luise Ross Gallery
Through June 01, 2013 - New York

For John Morse, collage is a liberation from the constraints of using realistic color. He manipulates found paper and fashions his imagery with colorful inventiveness. This will be his first one-man exhibition at Luise Ross Gallery.

Jay Pharoah - Carolines on Broadway
Through June 01, 2013 - New York

This year, Jay Pharoah returned to SNL for his third season. Pharoah is most known for his wide array of uncanny celebrity impressions including Will Smith, Eddie Murphy, Denzel Washington and Kanye West, as well as for his recurring character of school principal Daniel Frye. Pharoah developed his comedy skills at a young age in local comedy clubs. He went on to tour in the UK, the US and Montreal, and participated in the sketch comedy series, "Charlie Murphy's Crash Comedy." Pharoah previously performed stand-up on BET's "One Mic Stand" and was the star of the 2010 BET Awards short, "The Package." He was recently seen alongside Greta Gerwig, Bill Pullman, and Debra Winger in Fox Searchlight's 2012 feature "Lola Versus. This Spring, he'll star alongside Miles Teller, Anna Kendrick, Brandon T. Jackson, and Alison Brie in the CBS feature, "Get a Job."

John Baldessari - Eight Soups - Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl
Through June 01, 2013 - New York

The Cultural Sunday School, Kidschool, Preschool, and Bar and Bat Mitzvah Programs - City Congregation for Humanistic Judaism
Through June 02, 2013 - Upper West Side

Two Sundays a month, tots and teens have fun exploring Jewish history, traditions, holidays, culture, and ethics. The innovative Bar/Bat Mitzvah program involves classes and an individual mentored journey to discover roots, connections, and beliefs.

Jay DeFeo: A Retrospective - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through June 02, 2013 - New York

Featuring nearly 150 of DeFeo's works, many of which will be exhibited for the first time. The show traces motifs and themes the artist examined throughout her career in drawings, photographs, collages, jewelry, and the monumental paintings for which she is best known.

Lure of the Ocean: The Art of Stanley Meltzoff - Bruce Museum
Through June 02, 2013 - Greenwich

This new art and science exhibition features approximately 30 paintings by Stanley Meltzoff, the master of portraying fish in their environments -– from the New Jersey shore to the shallows of the Caribbean and the deep Atlantic waters. February 9-June 2, 2013.

The Artful Recluse: Painting, Poetry, and Politics in 17th-Century China - Asia Society and Museum
Through June 02, 2013 - New York

This is the first exhibition to explore the theme of reclusion in Chinese painting and calligraphy within the broader context of political and social changes during the seventeenth century, a time of rich cultural expression and dramatic political change. The rise of major schools of regional painting as well as the trauma of the Ming dynasty's collapse in 1644 and the Manchu Qing conquest provided an extraordinary context for the creation of historically conscious, often emotionally charged and deeply personal paintings and works of calligraphy. These images, however varied, share an overarching theme of reclusion, a concept of withdrawal and disengagement that has deep and significant roots in China, and which remains relevant in contemporary Chinese art and culture. The exhibition comprises works from public and private collections in the United States and Asia.

Honey, I Rearranged the Collection - Bronx Museum of The Arts
Through June 02, 2013 - Bronx

Created in 1986, the Bronx Museum Permanent Collection has assembled over the years a remarkable group of artworks that convey not only personal narratives but also incisive insights onto contemporary life. For this exhibition, we took inspiration from Allen Ruppersberg's ongoing series Honey, I rearranged the Collection initiated in 2000 and that puts in check the role of institutions, curators and collectors as the bearers of tradition and arbiters of taste. Overlaying different traditions, styles, and narratives, Honey, I rearranged the Collection presents an idea of museum as a restless play of combination. Honey, I Rearranged the Collection features artworks from the 40th Anniversary's 40 Years, 40 Gifts campaign, which has received support from Ford Foundation and the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Trust, as well as individual funders.

Bronx Lab - Bronx Museum of The Arts
Through June 02, 2013 - Bronx

A forum and test site for new ideas, BRONX LAB engages audiences in topics relevant to our surrounding communities. Through different social media platforms as well as hands-on activities, viewers will be asked to interact with the exhibition's main themes and exercise their critical views. Drawing primarily from the Museum's permanent collection, BRONX LAB's first exhibition will look at the explosion of graffiti art that happened in the South Bronx in the late 1970s, featuring artworks by Rigoberto Torres, Tim Rollins and KOS, Glendalys Medina, Keith Haring and William Borroughs, Valeri Larko, Lady K. Fever, among others.

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana - The Joyce Theater
Through June 02, 2013 - New York

In celebration of its 30th Anniversary season, Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana, the only USA/NYC based flamenco company to reach such a milestone, comes to The Joyce with a program featuring the finest dancers and musicians from New York and Spain. The artists whose "gypsy voices...coiling wrists...angry feet and curving backs...never fail to entrance an audience" (Village Voice) perform company co-founder Roberto Lorca's signature work Luz y Sombra. Also on the program: new works by the vibrant flamenco dancer and choreographer Angel Munoz.

Wear It or Not: Recent Jewelry Acquisitions - Museum of Arts & Design
Through June 02, 2013 - New York

Over the past five years, MAD has collected nearly 200 exceptional pieces of art jewelry. From iconic mid-twentieth-century works to computer-designed musical jewelry, Wear It or Not: Recent Jewelry Acquisitions showcases the depth and variety of the new additions to the museum's renowned permanent collection. The exhibition will feature nearly 130 works from around the world, with objects by artists such as Claire Falkenstein, Olaf Skoogfors and Art Smith from the studio jewelry movement of the 1950s and 60s; several silver neckpieces and cuffs from India; alongside more recent works by emerging, mid-career and established jewelry artists such as Melanie Bilenker, Kat Cole, Mari Ishikawa, Keith Lewis, Jeremy May, Edward Lane McCartney, Iris Nieuwenburg, Arjen Noordeman and Christie Wright, Beverley Price, Axel Russmeyer, Sakurako Shimizu, Verena Sieber-Fuchs and Kiff Slemmons. The exhibition will explore a range of jewelry making techniques, including computer design and digital fabrication, as well as the use of uncommon and unexpected materials to carry contemporary art jewelry beyond its decorative function into new creative realms of conceptual, social and political resonance.

Dike Blair : Sculpture - Feature Inc
Through June 02, 2013 - New York

Vandy Rattana: Bomb Ponds - Asia Society and Museum
Through June 02, 2013 - New York

A series of photographs and a one-channel video by Cambodian artist Vandy Rattana (b. 1980) that explores the U.S. bombing of Cambodia during the Vietnam War.

Pop Shop Tokyo - New-York Historical Society
Through June 02, 2013 - Upper West Side

In honor of the installation of the ceiling from Keith Haring's famous Pop Shop above the new admissions area in the Robert H. and Clarice Smith New York Gallery of American History, the New-York Historical Society, in collaboration with the Keith Haring Foundation, has created a rotating display devoted to the Pop Shop in the Henry Luce III Center for the Study of American Culture. The ceiling is a gift from the Haring Foundation, and all items in the Luce Center display are on loan from Foundation.

Giosetta Fioroni - L'Argento - The Drawing Center
Through June 02, 2013 - New York

This landmark exhibition is Italian artist Giosetta Fioroni's first solo show in North America. The show will feature over 80 works in drawing, painting, film, theater design, and illustration, dating from the 1950s to the mid-1970s, decades during which the artist formulated a unique response to a developing commercial culture.

Spring Weekend Discovery Workshops - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Through June 02, 2013 - Crown Heights

Kids learn about garden plants and animals and explore Spring time through discovery stations, scavenger hunts, story time, crafts, and plantings to take home.

Italian artist Francesco Clemente - Yale School of Art 32 Edgewood Avenue Gallery
Through June 02, 2013 - New Haven

Enjoy 30 paintings by the artist made during extended trips to Brazil between 2006 and 2008. April 1-June 2, 2013.

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