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THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN BRONX ON NOVEMBER 8

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by Daily Kids Events Editor November 8, 2014

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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, November 8, 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 November 8. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Bronx, check out our complete calendar of events.

WPPAC Conservatory Theatre Presents Legally Blonde The Musical - White Plains Performing Arts Center (WPPAC)
November 08, 2014 - White Plains

Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside-down, however, when her boyfriend dumps her so he can start getting serious about his life and attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle uses her charm to get into Harvard Law. At school, she struggles with peers, professors, and Warner Huntington. With the help of Paulette and Emmett, though, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.

The Death of Klinghoffer - Metropolitan Opera
November 08, 2014 - New York

In what many John Adams admirers consider his greatest operatic composition, this new production takes place almost 30 years after the events chronicled in his meditative opus about the 1985 hijacking of the Achille Lauro cruise ship. Klinghoffer overwhelmed audiences when it premiered just a few years after the tragic incident; now it finally arrives at the Met - the third work by Adams (Doctor Atomic, Nixon in China) to be staged here in the last seven years. The dreamlike production of director Tom Morris (War Horse) balances the opera's poetic libretto and intense dramatic narrative. Paulo Szot stars in the leading role, and David Robertson conducts.

Die Zauberflote - Metropolitan Opera
November 08, 2014 - New York

Julie Taymor's transcendent production of Mozart's magical composition, seen this season in its full-length German version, stars Pretty Yende as Pamina, in her first Met performances since her stirring debut. Toby Spence is her prince, Tamino, Markus Werba is Papageno, and the great Rene Pape is Sarastro. Adam Fischer conducts.

Bobby Hutcherson: Life of a Legend - Jazz at Lincoln Center
November 08, 2014 - New York

Jazz at Lincoln Center honors legends who have left a significant footprint in history while continuing to both nurture the now and inspire the future. In the first installment of this series, JALC honored "jazz impresario" George Wein. This year's honoree is master vibraphonist and veteran bandleader Bobby Hutcherson. Known for his originative four-mallet approach to the vibes, Hutcherson is one of the pioneers of his instrument along with greats Lionel Hampton and Milt Jackson.

10th Annual Fall Westchester County Home Show - Westchester County Center
November 08, 2014 - White Plains

Home products and services, featuring over 150 displays of top local, state, and national home improvement companies.

Elizabeth Mitchell and You Are My Flower - Carnegie Hall
November 08, 2014 - New York

Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute presents a free interactive, 45-minute concert designed for children ages three to six, with Elizabeth Mitchell performing alongside a colorful gang of musical friends.

Exposed: Songs for Unseen Warhol Films - Brooklyn Academy of Music
Through November 08, 2014 - Brooklyn

In Exposed: Songs for Unseen Warhol Films, curated by The Andy Warhol Museum, 15 never-before-seen, digitally restored selections from the 1960s are unveiled.

Irvin Mayfield Jr. and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra - Apollo Theater
November 08, 2014 - New York

Featuring Guest Artist: Aaron Neville Grammy-winning trumpeter Irvin Mayfield returns to New York with his New Orleans Jazz Orchestra for the first time since their sold-out Carnegie Hall debut in 2012. The New York Times says Mayfield "has the clarion intonation and relaxed power of his city's vaunted trumpet lineage." Expect a program that showcases the best of the New Orleans sound, from 1950's and 1960's R&B songs to jazz to gospel, funk and blues. Soul great, Aaron Neville, contributes his inimitable, platinum-certified vocal style as featured guest.

Disco Inferno featuring Thelma Houston, Peaches 'n Herb, Steve Nervo 'Mandolay', Santa Esmeralda & Teri Deserio - Resorts World Casino
November 08, 2014 - Jamaica

Doors open 8pm.

An Evening with Bill Maher - Beacon Theatre
November 08, 2014 - New York

For more than twenty years, Bill Maher has set the boundaries of where funny, political talk can go on American television. First on "Politically Incorrect" (Comedy Central, ABC, 1993-2002), and for the last twelve years on HBO's "Real Time," Maher's combination of unflinching honesty and big laughs have garnered him 32 Emmy nominations. In October of 2008, this same combination was on display in Maher's uproarious and unprecedented swipe at organized religion, "Religulous," directed by Larry Charles ("Borat"). The documentary has gone on to become the 8th Highest Grossing Documentary ever. In addition to his television program – which has featured such regular visitors as Howard Dean, Ben Affleck, Robin Williams, Arianna Huffington, Cory Booker and Michael Moore – Maher has written five bestsellers: "True Story," "Does Anybody Have a Problem with That? Politically Incorrect's Greatest Hits," "When You Ride Alone, You Ride with Bin Laden," "New Rules: Polite Musings from a Timid Observer," and most recently, "The New New Rules: A Funny Look at How Everybody But Me Has Their Head Up Their Ass."

Carly Aquilino & Jessiemae Peluso - NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
November 08, 2014 - New York

Jessimae Peluso is "a bottle rocket with a pulse," headed in only the expected, upward trajectory of a firecracker, and ready to explode. The self-proclaimed "insecure narcissist" has founded a solid comic reputation in New York City and beyond, slaying audiences with her unequivocal, straightforward, ravishingly raw humor. Slamming listeners with her stances on everything from her roots in Syracuse New York, her fear of children to her infatuation with John Stamos,Jessimae will lay her hook in you from the moment she hits the stage. The dynamic Jessimae Peluso is an artist in the truest sense of the word, persistently out to challenge herself and her audience. With roots in Syracuse, Jessimae sought comedic pastures first in Boston where she performed improv with "The Tribe," laying the sod for what would become a burgeoning spontaneous brand of original comedy. In 2008, Jessimae began to bud on stages in the mighty five borough metropolis. She's finding her voice while paving her own way through the comedy scene. Jessimae has also leapt onto the small screen with appearances on "The Tyra Banks Show" and Tru TV's "All-Worked Up" to compliment her extensive commercial work, which includes an international Nintendo ad campaign. She was featured in the Boston Comedy Festival, North Carolina Comedy&Arts Festival, Women in Comedy Festival, NYC's Funniest Comedian Contest and has opened for Doug Stanhope. On a yearly basis, with increasing triumph, Jessimae returns to the 'Cuse to host her "Hometown Humour Tour" at the Palace Theatre with 300+ people in attendance. She was also chosen to perform for Stand Up Norge Summer Series, a prestigious comedy festival in Oslo Norway that only invites one American comic per year. She has contributed to Playboy.com, MadeMen.com, and has been featured in the Huffington Post as one of the funniest comics to follow on twitter. To keep on her toes, Jessimae stays busy in NYC with her weekly comedy show, "Comedy Punch" and can be seen regularly at Cringe Humor's swanky new comedy club, The Stand. Watch for Peluso on MTV's "Failosophy" and MTV's "Girl Code".

Bill Cosby - Carnegie Hall
November 08, 2014 - New York

One of America's most beloved comedians of all time, Bill Cosby has captivated generations of fans with his comedy routines, iconic albums and best-selling books such as Fatherhood. His comedy transcends age, gender and cultural barriers. Cosby broke television's racial barrier with I Spy, becoming the first African American to costar on a television series while winning three consecutive Emmys. He created and produced the Emmy-winning cartoon Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, which began airing in the 1970s and was made into a film in 2004. The show, based on Cosby's childhood in Philadelphia, was designed to educate and entertain.

Maria Bamford - The Town Hall
November 08, 2014 - New York

Maria started her performing arts career in Duluth, Minnesota at the age of 11 where she starred in the Chester Park Elementary production of How the West Was REALLY Won! A short number of decades later and look at her now! Rolling Stone just named her one of their 50 Funniest People and she's the winner of the 2014 American Comedy Award for Best Club Comic! Maria recently recurred as Debris Bardeaux on Netflix's Arrested Development reboot, for which she was praised as "fantastic" (Entertainment Weekly) a "standout" (TIME) and "perhaps one of the high points of the entire new season" (Black Book Magazine). She also recurred on fX's critically-praised Louie and Comedy Central's Kroll Show, and can be seen on the upcoming USA sitcom Benched. Maria is the creator and star of the Chill.com direct-to-fans event Maria Bamford: the special special special, which Vulture.com named one of the Top 10 Stand-Up Specials of 2012, and of the cult hit web series The Maria Bamford Show, which screened at the Museum of Art and Design and was described as a "cold blast of brilliance" by The New Yorker. Maria is the first female comic to have two half-hour Comedy Central Presents specials and starred alongside Patton Oswalt, Zach Galifianakis and Brian Posehn in the Comedy Central series The Comedians of Comedy and Netflix's Comedians of Comedy: The Movie. She has made numerous late-night appearances, most recently on Conan and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.

Nick Offerman : Full Bush - Beacon Theatre
November 08, 2014 - New York

Nick Offerman is today best known for the role of Ron Swanson on NBC's hit comedy series "Parks & Recreation," in which he stars with Amy Poehler and Aziz Ansari. For his work on the show, Offerman won a Television Critics Association Award for Achievement in Comedy in 2011, having earned his first nomination in 2010. He also received two Critics' Choice Television Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. As an author, Offerman released his first book, Paddle Your Own Canoe: Nick Offerman's Fundamentals for Delicious Living, which was published by Dutton in October 2013.

Atka the Arctic Wolf - Alley Pond Environmental Center
November 08, 2014 - Douglaston

APEC is excited to welcome back the Wolf Conservation Center and their stunning ambassador wolf, Atka, for an awe inspiring, up-close encounter. Atka and WWC staff with be at APEC to educate visitors about the real truth about these marvelous predators - wolves, their misunderstood lives and the importance of his wild kin. Children must be at least 7 years old and must be accompanied by a paying adult in order to attend. Registration required. Please note: Atka the wolf, is not a pet and cannot be touched. No videotaping is permitted. Flash photography is at the discretion of the wolf handler.

The Trammps Featuring Earl Young @ Resorts World Casino Jamaica, NY - Resorts World Casino
November 08, 2014 - Jamaica

Disco Inferno with THE TRAMMPS FEATURING EARL YOUNG New single "Get Your Lovin While You Can", "Disco Inferno", "Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart", "Hold Back The Night", "Where The Happy People Go", "The Night The Lights Went Out", "Disco Party", "Stop & Think", "Where Do We Go from Here", etc.. THELMA HOUSTON "Don't Leave Me This Way", STEVE NERVO lead singer of LA FLAVOUR "Mandolay", SANTA ESMERALDA featuring LEORY GOMEZ"Youre My Everything","Don't Let Me Be Missunderstood", PEACHES & HERB "Reunited", "Shake Your Groove Thing" TERIO DESARIO "Yes I'm Ready", "Aint Nothing Gonna Keep Me From You".

The Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze - NOW EXTENDED THROUGH NOV. 16! - Van Cortlandt Manor
November 08, 2014 - Croton-on-Hudson

The tri-state area's biggest, most exciting, most electrifying Halloween event returns for a whopping 28 nights in 2014! See more than 5,000 individually hand-carved, illuminated Jack O' Lanterns in this elaborate walk-through experience. Meander through an historic, 18th-century riverside landscape and discover a breathtaking display - all made of jack o' lanterns! Walk through a covered bridge adorned with jack o' lanterns on all sides - even the ceiling! - and emerge to the sight of Sleepy Hollow Country's most iconic inhabitant, the Headless Horseman! Oooh and ahh at intricate pumpkin portraits of characters from Washington Irving's famous tale, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Tumbling acrobats and circus characters will put a smile on your face, and a special 10th anniversary pumpkin cake will whet your appetite for...more pumpkins! Witness the incredible sight of gourd-filled Jack-in-the-Boxes springing up and bouncing around. See slithering ground snakes, a giant spider web, and go gaga over a collection of shrunken Little Monsters. Gaze in amazement at a working doomsday grandfather clock. A giant sea serpent adds some hiss to the Undersea Aquarium while comical, squash-eating Venus pumpkin traps sprout in the garden. Blaze's perennially popular Jurassic Park includes a triceratops, a pterodactyl, a brontosaurus, and a T-Rex! Gawk at more Jack O' Lanterns than ever before. Tens of thousands of visitors experienced last year's Blaze', which was sold out EVERY NIGHT! Complete with sound effects, elaborate synchronized lighting and the second volume of an all-original soundtrack by recording artist Richard Christy, this not-to-be-missed spectacle is the area's most innovative Halloween happening. Recommended for all ages. All admissions are by timed ticket only, which must be purchased in advance. Buy tickets online at hudsonvalley.org/events/blaze or call 914-366-6900. Oct. 4-5, 10-13, 16-19, 23-31, Nov. 1-2, 6-9, and 14-16.

Storybook Discovery Days - The Voelker Orth Museum and Garden
November 08, 2014 - Flushing

Relax in a cozy parlor setting, while the joys of reading are shared with young children, well before they can read on their own. Children ages 6 and younger can join Karyn Mooney for a stimulating experience that is fun. Each session includes an art or nature discovery activity, as well.

Events for Youth and Families: Pinkalicious - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
November 08, 2014 - Prospect Heights

This is the tale, based on the popular book by Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann, of Pinkalicious, who 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 this pink predicament.

Family Concert: Washboard Slim and the Bluelights - Ruth Keeler Memorial Library
November 08, 2014 - North Salem

Washboard Slim and the Bluelights have been performing their blues, jugband, early jazz, Appalachian, Cajun, and rockabilly mix throughout the United States for over twenty-five years, winning awards at festivals. Children are invited to sing along and play rhythm instruments provided by the band. Join in a fun afternoon!

Nature Scavenger Hunt - Greenburgh Nature Center
November 08, 2014 - Scarsdale

Celebrate autumn and all of its wonder while honing your wildlife sighting skills on this naturalist-led scavenger hunt. Use your 'eagle eyes' to find items, roam the trails, and discover nature's beauty. (Hike is approximately 1/2 mile.)

'Tico Tales' a musical retelling of Costa Rican Folk Tales by Michael Sgouros and Brenda Bell - The Players Theatre
November 08, 2014 - Greenwich Village

Get set for a magical journey to Costa Rica. Learn the rhymes and legends of an ancient culture as storytelling, dance and music sweep you away to a long-forgotten land. Hear the call of the beautiful Quetzal bird, stump your foot as the cast of seven actors and two musicians play a drumming tale, sneak a peek into a traditional tribal dance while the "little devils" chase away the bull and celebrate love with the Indian princess Cira as she is transformed into a volcano. Families are invited to come one hour before the performance to make a rain stick have a jam session with the musician! This show will captivate your heart and make your heart beat to a new, but ancient drum!

Tinkerbell Theatre - West End Theater
November 08, 2014 - Upper West Side

For audiences age four and up, Frog and Peach Theatre Company, widely known for their popular and critically-acclaimed Upper West Side productions of Shakespearean plays, will present a fairy tale series, "Tinkerbell Theatre," adapting "Cinderella" and "Snow White" (both from the Brothers Grimm) into Rocky-and-Bullwinkle style plays featuring sing-along songs and big, soft puppets. The performances will be followed by puppet-making workshops to which all kids attending will be invited. The two plays will be presented in repertory October 11 to November 2 at West End Theater, 263 West 86th Street. Cinderella: 11:30am; Snow White: 12:30pm

Kids 'Not So Scary' Days - Bayville Scream Park
Through November 08, 2014 - Bayville

Families with younger children will enjoy this less-scary version of the Bayville Scream Park, featuring toned-down versions of the park's haunted houses (no live actors), the Halloween Express Train Ride, the Pumpkin Bounce, pirate adventure mini golf, Halloween arts and crafts, a pumpkin patch, roaming costumed characters, Halloween storytelling, and more.

BAMkids Concert Series: Nation Beat - Peter Jay Sharp Building (BAMcafé)
November 08, 2014 - Fort Greene

Founded and directed by Scott Kettner, this American/Brazilian collective has an original sound fused together by thunderous Brazilian maracatu drumming and New Orleans second line rhythms. An explosive live show frequently bursts into crowd-wide Carnival-style drumming and singing.

Breastfeeding - Nyack Hospital
November 08, 2014 - Nyack

This class prepares mom (and dad) for the first few days and weeks of breastfeeding. Topics include the benefits of breastfeeding, positioning, establishing a good milk supply, common problems, and returning to work. Registration is required.

Storybook Discovery Day: Pinwheels for Peace - Voelker Orth Museum
November 08, 2014 - Flushing

Join storyteller Karyn Mooney as she shares the joys of reading with young children, well before they can read on their own. In celebration of World Kindness Day (11/13) and World Peace Day (11/17), this storybook session will focus on stories about sharing kindness with others and spreading peace throughout the world. Families will create artwork that symbolizes peace to take home. Participants can create pinwheels as part of the "Pinwheels for Peace" project, and/or learn to fold an origami paper crane.

Wilderness Survival - Canarsie Park
November 08, 2014 - Canarsie

What would you do if you found yourself lost in the woods? Do you know how to build your own shelter, or start a fire without matches? What would you eat and where would you find water? Do you have what it takes to survive in the wild? Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques of wilderness survival and emergency preparedness. On these fun, family friendly programs you will learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, a wilderness survival program is perfect for you. All programs are family friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older. Wilderness survival programs feature hands-on activities in an outdoor setting. Please dress appropriately for cold weather.

Perennial Plant Swap - Jerry and the Senior Gents Garden
November 08, 2014 - East New York

Bring potted perennial plant(s) to exchange with others. There will also be a workshop on caring for tree beds and a demo on how to build a PVC hoop house to extend the growing season.

Nocturnal Wildlife - Alley Pond Park Adventure Center
November 08, 2014 - Douglaston

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals, wildlife viewing opportunities exist year-round in all of our parks. Wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age. The Park Rangers will guide participants to the best nocturnal wildlife viewing spots in New York City.

Nation Beat - Peter J sharp Building- BAM Cafe
November 08, 2014 - Fort Greene

Thunderous Brazilian maracatu drumming and New Orleans second line rhythms combine in this explosive live show that'll have you and your family dancing and grooving to an irresistible world-fusion beat.

'Pirate Pete's Parrot' - The Secret Theatre
November 08, 2014 - Long Island City

Ahoy, Mattey! Climb on board and get ready for a musical adventure. This show revolves around Pirate Pete, a lovable rogue on a mission to find his beloved runaway parrot, Polly (who prefers pancakes to boring old birdseed). Music, mischief, and a boatload of laughs for both children and adults.

Introduction to Birdwatching - Prospect Park Audubon Center
November 08, 2014 - Flatbush

Explore the Park's natural areas and learn how to look for amazing birds.

History in Your Hands: Paper Quilting - Lefferts Historic House
November 08, 2014 - Flatbush

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to make your own paper quilt collage to add to their community patchwork quilt.

Park Slope Windsor Terrace Artists Studio Tour -
November 08, 2014 - Windsor Terrace and Park Slope

Bring the kids to check out the places local artists work. Artists on this years tour include painters, photographers, sculptors, jewelers and ceramicists. Participating artists include Simon Dinnerstein, Bob Hagen, Nancy Doniger children’s book illustrators including Susan Greenstein, and Brooklyn city scape painters and photographers such as Lloyd Campbell.

The National Acrobats of Peking - Bergen PAC
November 08, 2014 - Englewood

This tremendously talented troupe of performers has won numerous gold and silver awards at international and national acrobatic competitions and circus festivals. All ages are sure to enjoy this unusual performance.

Reading Education Assistance Dog Workshop - Tolstoy Foundation
November 08, 2014 - Valley Cottage

The Hudson Valley Visiting Pet Program, which provides animal assisted therapy and education throughout the Rockland, Westchester, Orange, and Bergen County area, hosts this training workshop for their Reading Education Assistance Dog (R.E.A.D.) program. The workshop is designed to introduce this unique literacy program to therapy dog handlers, teachers, school administrators, and librarians. Participants will learn how children can improve their reading skills and self confidence by working with a registered therapy dog team. Registration forms are available on the organization's website at HudsonValleyVisitingPets.com or by calling 845-267-8795 or by sending an email to [email protected]

Rockets: Workshop For Children With ASD - NY Hall of Science
November 08, 2014 - Corona

3…2…1… Blast off! Kids discover the wonders of outer space as they build and launch their own high-flying rocket that is out of this world. These hands-on science experiments and sensory-rich art project workshops are specially designed for young children, ages 3–5, with autism spectrum disorder and their parents and siblings. These workshops provide opportunities to enjoy family time at the museum in a welcoming, safe and understanding environment, allow parents to network with one another, and help families discover the wonder of science learning together. Special needs will include visual schedules, a communication booklet and more. At press time, this workshop was full. To be added to the wait list, call 718-683-9366 or email [email protected]

Drop-in Moving Image Studio - The Museum of The Moving Image
November 08, 2014 - Astoria

Children engage in hands-on creative work, making projects ranging from flipbooks and thaumatropes (hand-drawn optical toys), to stop-motion and computer animations, and video games. Studio visitors also have the opportunity to see, handle, and explore the inner workings of moving-image technology, such as projectors, film strips and video tape, video game consoles, and more. Children ages 7-12 must be accompanied by an adult, children over age 12 may participate on their own.

Kids & Family Programs: Early Bird Walk - Old Westbury Gardens
November 08, 2014 - Old Westbury

Gather in the Gardens for a November stroll to spy fall resident and feeder birds. A wildlife expert from the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audubon Center leads the outdoor tour and shares expertise on local species. Bring binoculars for a closer look.

Poetica Musica - Old Westbury Gardens
November 08, 2014 - Old Westbury

Take a guided tour of exquisite Westbury Mansion, then settle in for an informative pre-concert talk prior to the event.

River Vale Winter Market Opening Day - River Vale Community Center
November 08, 2014 - River Vale

Starting today, the River Vale farmers market moves indoors for winter. Stop by for local vendors selling fresh baked goods, olive oil, pizza, sauces, soups, empanadas, pickles, wine, gluten-free products, breads, and prepared foods.

GameOn! Xpo 2014 - Long Island Sports Hub
November 08, 2014 - Syosset

Take part in competitions, demonstrations, seminars & other attractions. Discover the latest equipment & techniques. Activities for the whole family. Samples and prizes. Conveniently located -- FREE parking. Get a jump on holiday shopping.

November Family Studio Peacock Art Projects - Hudson River Museum
November 08, 2014 - Yonkers

Family Studio Art Projects are creative activities inspired by the Museum's current exhibition, "Strut: The Peackck and Beauty in Art," led by Junior Docents and arts and science professionals, offered on weekends at the Museum. The projects are best for ages 7 and older, but can be adapted for younger children.

Seasonal Scavenger Hunt - Tenafly Nature Center
November 08, 2014 - Tenafly

Families will get a set of clues to solve nature riddles along Nature Center trails. Kids and their parents need to work as a team as they hike along the trails to complete the hunt and receive a small prize. This program is intended for adults and families with children age 4 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. In case of inclement weather, the program will be cancelled.

Make & Bake Thanksgiving Treats - Scarsdale Public Library
November 08, 2014 - Scarsdale

Festive fun for young bakers ages 5 and older. Registration is required.

Yoga-A-Go-Go-Yoga for Special Kids - Scarsdale Public Library
November 08, 2014 - Scarsdale

Yoga for Moving Kids (with special needs). Yoga can not only aid in teaching a child focus and balance but even more important, self-acceptance and confidence. Traditional yoga poses and practices have been modified into a playful, non-judgmental format for fun and relaxation. No knowledge of yoga is necessary. No registration required. Wheelchair accessible.

Wildlife Weekends - Queens County Farm Museum
November 08, 2014 - Floral Park

Have fun learning about interesting critters at this pay-one-price event! Admission includes Birds-of-Prey Show, Frogs, Bugs, & Animal Show, hayrides, pony rides (80 lb. rider limit), and animal feeding.

Family Art Project: Buildings and Land - Wave Hill
November 08, 2014 - Bronx

Consider structures that incorporate nature, including Wave Hill's Ecology Building with its green roof. Explore homes that have many uses, then use clay, cardboard, and recycled materials to create a nature-dependent dwelling.

Miss Saigon - The Musical - Irvington Town Hall Theater
November 08, 2014 - Irvington

This epic, musical love story tells the tragic tale of a young bar girl, orphaned by war, who falls in love with an American G.I. – but their lives are torn apart by the fall of Saigon. A haunting tale based on Puccini's Madame Butterfly, Miss Saigon has played in 300 cities in 15 different languages, winning awards around the world. Ground-breaking and daring with universal emotional themes, it will leave you breathless.

CraftWestport - Staples High School
November 08, 2014 - Westport

Returning for its second year, CraftWestport is a pop-up marketplace of local artists. Hand-selected by the Westport Young Woman's League, these artists will provide a unique view of the local talent and will include fun, budget-friendly items great for the holiday season.

The Magic Jukebox - South Street Seaport
November 08, 2014 - New York

Opening Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from November 6th - 22nd at 8PM, in partnership with the South Street Seaport and the Howard Hughes Corporation, this can't miss evening of musical sketch comedy will premiere at the first ever pop-up theater in Cannon's Walk located on 206 Front Street at the South Street Seaport. The Serious Theatre Collective, winner of the 2012 FringeNYC Overall Excellence Award: Best Ensemble, is proud to present the world premiere of The Magic Jukebox. Tickets are $18, sold in cash at the door and online at themagicjukebox.brownpapertickets.com.

Clown Panties and Other Unpleasant Truths: An Evening with Inside Amy Schumer - Paley Center for Media
November 08, 2014 - New York

Family Day: Street Art - Bellarmine Museum of Art
November 08, 2014 - Fairfield

Explore the Bellarmine Museum of Art through arts and crafts, child-friendly gallery talks and story time. Best suited for ages 4-12, but all are welcome. The museum galleries will be open from 12-5pm.

New York Transit Museum Train Operators School - New York Transit Museum
November 08, 2014 - Brooklyn Heights

Drop by the Computer Lab to take control of a New York City Subway car and operate it over virtual miles of track, using the incredibly realistic OpenBVE software. Limited Capacity. Suggested for ages 10+

Subway Smarts: Work Trains - New York Transit Museum
November 08, 2014 - Brooklyn Heights

Learn about the jobs that “work trains” do – they clean up and repair tunnels, handle emergencies, battle winter weather and keep us safe every day we ride the train. They’re the silent superheroes of our subway system.

College and Career Fair - Central Library
November 08, 2014 - Jamaica

Many colleges, universities and trade schools will be represented. There will be a panel discussion, information on financial aid and even raffles and giveaways.

Willy Wonka Jr. - Broadhollow at Elmont
November 08, 2014 - Elmont

The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film. Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka JR. is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone's sweet tooth.

KIDS STORY TIME: Tractor Mac Harvest Time - Fairfield University Bookstore
November 08, 2014 - Fairfield

Enjoy a story,a craft and a little Starbucks snack. RSVP to [email protected]

Accessibility Day - Stepping Stones Museum
November 08, 2014 - Norwalk

Free admission for families of children with special needs. An Open Arms program.

Around the World: Performance Series - Stepping Stones Museum
November 08, 2014 - Norwalk

Through dance and artifacts, Shane Long shares the history and tradition of Native American tribes of the eastern woodlands.

Fall Recitals - Suzuki Music School of Westport
November 08, 2014 - Westport

String students share their hard work with the community. Come and see children ages 4-18 playing their favorite selections.

Fall Recitals - Trinity Episcopal Church
November 08, 2014 - Southport

String students from the Suzuki Music School of Westport share their hard work with the community. Come and see children ages 4-18 playing their favorite selections.

Scouting Badge Day - Connecticut Audubon Society
November 08, 2014 - Fairfield

Join Connecticut Audubon Society teacher-naturalists as they lead scouts on a hike through the Larsen Sanctuary all while satisfying badge requirements. Pre-registration is required. Dress for the weather and bring a water bottle and insect repellent. For more information or to register, contact Jane Guenther, program coordinator at 203-259-6305 x 109 or [email protected]

ArtSmart! ArtStart!: Bird Pudding Feeders - Trumbull Nature and Arts Center
November 08, 2014 - Trumbull

A first art experience designed to allow the youngest artist to experiment with a variety of expressive materials and enjoy the pleasure of the creative process with simple, open ended projects. For children ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

ArtSmart! Explorers: Mini Masterpieces - Trumbull Nature and Arts Center
November 08, 2014 - Trumbull

A workshop of fine art and cool crafting designed to encourage the exploration of design. Individual interpretation will be encouraged through expressive mixed media projects. For ages 8-14.

Disney On Ice presents Frozen - Nassau Coliseum
November 08, 2014 - Uniondale

The heartwarming, Academy Award-winning tale you love is now LIVE and skating into your town. You’ll be magically whisked away into the wintery world of Arendelle, where you will be dazzled by amazing special effects and astonishing skating. Sing and dance along to inspiring songs, including “Let It Go.” Join royal sisters Elsa and Anna, the hilarious snowman Olaf, Kristoff, his loyal reindeer Sven and the mystical trolls as they journey to discover that true love is ultimately the most magical power of all!

Minecraft Club - Wilton Library
November 08, 2014 - Wilton

Kids ages 8 can join Wilton Library's Minecraft Computer Club. A server for Fairfield County has been set up with a virtual world where the Minecraft community in Wilton can meet and the club welcomes the enthusiasts. Players must bring their own laptop and create their own account. Visit the Children's Desk with a valid library card to be registered.

Monster Scavenger Hunt - Wilton Library
November 08, 2014 - Wilton

Kids track down books containing hidden clues that will lead everyone to the monster's secret lair. Grades 2 and up. Registration required.

Second Saturdays at the HUM: Weave It! - Hofstra University Museum, Emily Lowe Gallery
November 08, 2014 - Hempstead

Be inspired by Dinh Q. Le's use of traditional Vietnamese grass mat weaving to create your own woven image.

Crafts For Kids- Harvest Headdress - Lakeshore Learning Store
November 08, 2014 - New Hyde Park

Kids will have a ball making exciting crafts that they can use or display. Every craft is educational and fun.

Disney's Beauty and the Beast - The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre at CM Performing Arts Center
November 08, 2014 - Oakdale

Travel to a lovely French provincial town where the beautiful Belle lives with her father – a dotty inventor. When her father doesn’t return from a trip to the local fair, Belle rushes off to find him. To her dismay, he is being held captive in an old castle by a horrible beast. Belle trades her freedom for his, and this “tale as old as time” begins. How Belle tames the unfortunate Beast and his ultimate transformation into a handsome prince continues to enthrall audiences young and old.

Ah, Real Magic! - Studio Theatre
November 08, 2014 - Lindenhurst

The theatre's resident magician entertains children young and old with his slight of hand and his witty repartee.

The Snow Queen - BayWay Arts Center
November 08, 2014 - East Islip

Catch this dramatic adaptation of a Hans Christian Anderson's classic tale upon which the Disney's animated cartoon Frozen is based.

Autumn Nature Quest - Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
November 08, 2014 - Smithtown

Families follow a scavenger hunt course at their own pace. You will be supplied with a map, list, clipboard and pencil. Call 631-265–1054 for reservations.

Fun For Kids: Call of the Wild - Connetquot River State Park
November 08, 2014 - Oakdale

Is a growl good or bad? What animal is the loudest? Discover the wild ways animals “talk” to each other. Call 631-581 – 1072 for reservations.

Frozen Breakfast Cruise Meet & Greet Anna & Elsa - New York Water Taxi
November 08, 2014 - Manhattan

Start your Saturday off with a magical breakfast celebration alongside some famous friends on our Character Breakfast Cruises. Unlock the mystery of the dazzling Hudson and freeze out the impending winter with Elsa and Anna at a party full of fun, games, snacks and beautiful views.

Galli Theater's 'Rapunzel' - Gloria Maddox Theater
November 08, 2014 - Chelsea

Rapunzel lives in a tower deep in the forest where her only companion is Mother Gothel. Will she be trapped there forever or will a prince come to her rescue?

'The Magic Flute' - The New Victory Theater
November 08, 2014 - Times Square Theater District

From the townships of South Africa, Isango Ensemble bursts onto the stage in an inspired reimagining of Mozart's masterpiece opera THE MAGIC FLUTE: Impempe yomlingo. Sung in English by an ensemble of more than two dozen vibrant voices, classic arias are enlivened with exhilarating orchestrations of merry marimbas and powerful percussion. A brilliant fusion of fairy tale and African myth, the show shines especially bright when the majestic Pauline Malefane performs her acclaimed interpretation of the Queen of the Night. Winner of an Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival (Young Vic, London) and a Globes de Cristal for Best Opera (Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris), this fresh, fearless and fantastical production, co-produced by Eric Abraham and the Young Vic, brims with dazzling drama, crisp comedy and the sublime joy of finding true love.

Minimón - New 42nd Street Studios
November 08, 2014 - Times Square Theater District

A seemingly plain room becomes a playpen of surprises when a solo dancer discovers silly stories everywhere—on the doors of a wardrobe, upon the covers of a bed and even in the opening of a drawer. Set to a sunny soundtrack, MINIMÓN (which translates to "small world") uses lyrical movement, clever projections and a little magic to make dreamers of us all. Families are in for a treat when, after the show, young theatergoers are invited to explore this wondrous, small world.

Squirrel Stole My Underpants - Symphony Space
November 08, 2014 - Upper West Side

In this poignantly silly puppet adventure tale, Sylvie is sent to the backyard to hang up the laundry. The moment her back is turned, a mischievous squirrel steals her favorite piece of clothing and runs off. When Sylvie gives chase, an entire world emerges from her laundry basket, and curious characters show her the way through mysterious lands. Will our lonely heroine rescue her underpants and discover the magic within herself?

Veteran Appreciation! - Long Island Science Center
November 08, 2014 - Riverhead

Learn about the scientific advancements made by veterans and during war time. Veterans and their families visit free today.

Nosey Balloon Science with Mr. Mouse - Mills Pond House
November 08, 2014 - St. James

Professor Rudolphina is working on a silly balloon science experiment. When the balloons disappear can Mr. Mouse and the blue-nose reindeer find them? Children will make puppets after the performance. A Katies's Puppets Performance.

Egg Taking Demonstrations - Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
November 08, 2014 - Cold Spring Harbor

Witness the centuries old process of trout egg taking and fertilization.

Open Studio for Families - Parrish Art Museum
November 08, 2014 - Water Mill

Families are invited to spend time together learning about the art on view in the galleries and creating art in the Open Studio. Museum docents will take families on a tour of the galleries and then escort you to the Studio to create art through hands-on activities. Each month features a different theme and a variety of art materials and techniques inspired by the artwork on view in the galleries. Parrish staff and volunteers will be available for questions, but families are invited to work independently at their own pace.

Kr3ts 25th Anniversary Celebration: The Journey - El Museo Del Barrio
November 08, 2014 - East Harlem

KR3T'S mission is to provide dance training for children and young adults of lower and middle income families across the Tri-State. Today, Anointed S. Beatbox Genius, and JASON ANDORS Comedian From BET, Apollo, and Bad Boys of Comedy!

Tot Shabbat - Congregation Sons of Israel
November 08, 2014 - Upper Nyack

Babies and toddlers are invited to celebrate Shabbat morning with stories and games. For children up to 6 years old. The program includes grape juice and challah with Rabbi Russo followed by a free lunch for children and their parents.

Apollo Music Café: Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse Featuring Jon Batiste - Apollo Theater
November 08, 2014 - New York

This New Orleans style jam session will turn the Apollo’s Soundstage into a full-fledged party featuring pianist, singer, songwriter, composer and descendant of New Orleans musical royalty Jon Batiste. The New Orleans native has collaborated with musicians from across the musical spectrum; Prince, Lauryn Hill, Lenny Kravtiz, and Wynton Marsalis among them. Also known for his acting and composing, Jon has been featured on HBO series “Treme” and in Spike Lee’s “Red Hook Summer” for which he co-wrote the score with Bruce Hornsby. Curated by Irvin Mayfield. Tickets for Apollo Music Café are $20 and $15 in advance for the Apollo’s A-List. Tickets are available at The Apollo Theater Box Office: (212) 531-5305, 253 West 125th Street, and Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets are on sale now.

Andanza - Hostos Community College
November 08, 2014 - Bronx

In recognition of Puerto Rican Heritage Month, direct from San Juan, Puerto Rico's leading contemporary dance company makes its New York Debut in a mixed repertory program featuring the choreography of Carlos Ivan Santos, Maria Rovira, and Matias Santiago with the music of Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Samuel Barber, Jordi Savall and more.

Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival - Music Hall of Williamsburg
November 08, 2014 - Brooklyn

Damian Lazarus, Eats Everything, Chris Malinchak, Little Boots, Aeroplane, Booka Shade, Move D, Machinedrum, Gaslamp Killer, Galantis, Route 94, Jackmaster, Todd Edwards, Huxley Fur Coat, Francesca Lombardo, Jozif, Martyn (Live), Reagenz (Live), Aphrohead, Pangaea, Dorian Concept, Manik, Fort Romeau, Bit Funk, Lindsay Lowend, Shift K3Y, Deru 1979, Lee Bannon, Pinch, Prefuse 73, Billon, Different Sleep Trent Cantrelle, Allessandro Cortini, Mike Servito, Bajas Bitches, Bryan Kasenic, Dre Skull, Jubilee, Taimur, Fahad, Forma, JDH, Dave P, Blacky II, Dan Wender, A-Pop

Gotham All Stars - Gotham Comedy Club
November 08, 2014 - New York

Description: A professional Showcase featuring comics from "Late Show with David Letterman", "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno", "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon", Conan on TBS, Comedy Central, HBO and various TV shows and films. Featuring Vic Henley, Yannis Pappas, Rodey Laney, Gregg Rogell and More!

Peppa Pig Playdate at The Scholastic Store - The Scholastic Store
November 08, 2014 - SoHo

By popular demand, Peppa Pig is coming to the Big Apple. The cheeky little piggy, well-loved by preschoolers and families all around the world, will join NYC-area fans for a fun-filled holiday celebration marking the DVD release of “Peppa’s Christmas”. The event includes: Two screenings of scenes from the all-new Peppa Pig DVD (10am and 11.30am), photo opportunities, raffles of exclusive Peppa Pig prizes, coloring and activity sheets, plus Peppa Pig stickers; while supplies last.

Grand Opening Party - UFC GYM
November 08, 2014 - White Plains

Live DJ spinning during classes; meet local sponsors and community partners; ribbon cutting ceremony; food; games; merchandise giveaways; memberships, and more. Free private coaching sessions all day long (by appointment only). 9:30am: Boxing 11:30am: Daily Ultimate Training & Kid's Classes 1:30pm: MMATRX 3:30pm: Kickboxing Train Different at UFC Gym!

Baby Got Bach - Principally Percussion - 92nd Street Y
November 08, 2014 - Upper East Side

Let your little ones learn all about drums, xylophones and other percussion instruments, and even play one themselves, in this interactive event for children age 3-6. Now in its third season at 92Y, Baby Got Bach is curated by pianist Orli Shaham, who is joined by friends and members of 92Y School of Music. Each event in the three-concert series introduces a different family of musical instruments. Children can try out sound experiments, jam on real instruments and enjoy a live interactive classical concert with storytelling and more.

Strawberry Fields The Ultimate Beatles Tribute - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
November 08, 2014 - New York

NYC's Longest Running Beatles Show STRAWBERRY FIELDS featuring former members of Broadway's BEATLEMANIA 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".

Day & Night Brunch Club - Highline Ballroom
November 08, 2014 - New York

NEW YORK | ST. TROPEZ | WINTER MUSIC CONFERENCE | HAMPTONS | CANNES | SUNDANCE | SOUTH BEACH | ST. BARTH'S | MONACO | ART BASEL NEW YORK'S FIRST EVER BRUNCHCLUB AND DAYCLUB "LIKE BRUNCHING AT STUDIO 54" - ZAGAT

Willets Point Walking Tour - Queens Historical Society
November 08, 2014 - FLUSHING

East of Citifield (the New York Mets baseball stadium) is a sewer-less hardscrabble area of auto junkyards and related businesses that has twice beaten back attempts at redevelopment. But as it is located between the new stadium and a booming Chinatown in Flushing, public and private interests are again trying to transform “Willets Point” and build a shopping mall to the west of the stadium. We’ll walk to the area from central Flushing to understand its important setting, confront political, economic and ecological issues and learn why “Willets Point” is a misnomer. Conducted by Dr. Jack Eichenbaum, Queens Borough Historian. Sponsored jointly by the City Club (CC) and the Queens Historical Society (QHS). Fees: $20/$15 for members of CC or QHS. Proceeds collected on site and will be split between CC and QHS. Potential attendees are asked to preregister with Jack Eichenbaum via email at [email protected]; tour limited to 35 participants, a waiting list will be kept should preregistration exceed that number.

BSM's 50th Birthday Concert - West End Presbyterian Church
November 08, 2014 - New York

BSM kicks off its year-long 50th Anniversary at the site of the school’s first home, West End Presbyterian Church, at 105th and Amsterdam. The concert, hosted by Peter Schickele, will feature many current and former students, faculty, and special guests. It will be a joyous evening celebrating the history and current musical offerings at BSM through varied performances, culminating in a grand finale--Beethoven's Ode to Joy -- with a community orchestra inclusive of anyone who has been part of the BSM community during its 50-year history (instrumentalists or singers) reconnecting to perform the work. More Info: https://bsmny.org/about/news/50th/index.php Sign up now for your free ticket! https://www.bsmny.org/about/news/50th/50thtickets.php

New York Festival of Light - DUMBO
Through November 08, 2014 - Brooklyn (DUMBO)

THE NEW YORK FESTIVAL LIGHT 2014 The first annual New York Festival of Light (NYFOL) will come alive November 6,7,8, 2014. Enjoy the curated collection of lighting installations created by local and international lighting designers and performance artists and technologists who work within the medium of light. This year, this cultural spectacle takes place after dark in DUMBO, Brooklyn, New York, in the Archway under the Manhattan Bridge and Pearl Street Triangle (Pearl & Water St). FREE & OPEN TO ALL AGES Dates & Times Thursday November 6th: 7pm-11pm Friday November 7th: 5pm – 11pm Saturday November 8th: 5pm – 11pm DJ Schedule Performances to take place under the archway of the Manhattan Bridge Thursday November 6th: DJ For Play 7pm – 11pm Friday November 7th: DJ KC 5pm – 8pm DJ Asen James and Spencer Blake of FON Sound System 8pm-11pm Saturday November 8th: Total Fitness 5pm – 7:30pm Jasper Stapleton 7:30pm – 10pm DJ X-Dream 10pm-11pm

New York Festival of Light - DUMBO
November 08, 2014 - Brooklyn

Enjoy the curated collection of lighting installations created by local and international lighting designers and performance artists and technologists who work within the medium of light. Performances to take place under the archway of the Manhattan Bridge: Thursday, November 6: DJ For Play 7–11pm Friday, November 7: DJ KC 5-8pm DJ Asen James and Spencer Blake of FON Sound System 8-11pm Saturday, November 8: Total Fitness 5-7:30pm Jasper Stapleton 7:30-10pm DJ X-Dream 10-11pm The New York Festival of Light Organization (NYFOL) is a nonprofit art group whose vision is to create and provide a unique and delightful experience for residents and tourists; enhancing NYC's architecture through interactive, static, and projected lighting installations.

Open House- Try Classes for Free - Healing Tree Family Wellness
November 08, 2014 - Holtsville

Native Pride Dancers - Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in NY
November 08, 2014 - South Ferry

Native Pride Dancers will provide a high-energy show featuring Native songs and dancers in full headdress, flute playing and storytelling to celebrate November’s National Native American Heritage Month 2014. Two-time World Champion Fancy Dancer (Fancy Feather Dancing), Larry Yazzie (member of the Sac and Fox nation), founder and artistic director of Native Pride Arts, directs the Native Pride Dancers in a dance presentation that celebrates the spirit, skill and beauty of indigenous peoples of North America. The two performances will be in the Rotunda, 2nd level.

RiverArts Presents: Children's Film Festival 2014 - Mercy College
November 08, 2014 - Dobbs Ferry

RiverArts Presents: Film Festival 2014 -a program of award-winning films from the New York International Children's Film Festival. "Best of Fest" - animated shorts. Mercy College Lecture Hall 555 Broadway Dobbs Ferry, NY Recommended for audiences ages 7 and older. All Children must be accompanied by a parent. Tickets and info. riverarts.org.

Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca - Joyce Theater
Through November 09, 2014 - New York

Following well-deserved critical accolades for her previous Joyce seasons, Soledad Barrio and her astounding company, Noche Flamenca, come back with Noche Flamenca y Antigona, featuring a night of flamenco with excerpts from Sophocles' tragic tale. Again the company performs to live music, propelling the dancers to an incredible height of drama that elicits cheers from sold-out houses of loyal fans.

The Magic Flute - New Victory Theater
Through November 09, 2014 - New York City

From the townships of South Africa, Isango Ensemble bursts onto the stage in an inspired reimagining of Mozart's masterpiece opera THE MAGIC FLUTE: Impempe yomlingo. Sung in English by an ensemble of more than two dozen vibrant voices, classic arias are enlivened with exhilarating orchestrations of merry marimbas and powerful percussion. A brilliant fusion of fairy tale and African myth, the show shines especially bright when the majestic Pauline Malefane performs her acclaimed interpretation of the Queen of the Night. Winner of an Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival (Young Vic, London) and a Globes de Cristal for Best Opera (Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris), this fresh, fearless and fantastical production, co-produced by Eric Abraham and the Young Vic, brims with dazzling drama, crisp comedy and the sublime joy of finding true love.

The Storefront Project: Souvenir Shop by Susan Saas - Pelham Art Center
Through November 09, 2014 - Pelham

Pelham Art Center is pleased to announce the fifth Storefront Project, Souvenir Shop by Susan Saas, a collection of mixed media pieces, including illustrative furniture and wearable art documenting the artist's journey so far, and stops along the way. On view Oct 25. through Nov 9. About The Storefront Project Pelham Art Center's Storefront Project activates empty and underused storefronts in downtown Pelham, NY, by installing temporary "pop-up" art exhibitions by emerging artists. These street-level exhibitions serve to energize both the space and the streetscape, continuously refreshing the cultural environment of downtown Pelham. Exhibitions of painting, photography, and other two-dimensional work, along with sculpture and installations will each be shown for roughly one month. The Storefront Project is part of PAC's larger Public Art Program, which includes sculpture and installation exhibitions in the Pelham Art Center courtyard for enjoyment by the public. Free arts programming positively impacts the neighborhood, stimulates local businesses, and builds community by attracting residents and new visitors to an arts destination. An open call was published in April, inviting artists to respond to one or more of the following criteria when submitting a proposal: site-specificity, community building, public engagement, interactivity, history of Pelham/Westchester County/New York, and/or the importance of creating and sustaining public spaces. For more information on how to apply, visit Pelham Art Center's website at pelhamartcenter.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, with 12 proposals accepted per year. All work is for sale and inquiries can be made through Pelham Art Center. Directions: Located 5 blocks from the Hutchinson Parkway exit 12 and 2 blocks from the Metro North Pelham stop These events and programs are made possible, in part, by the ArtsWestchester with funds from Westchester County Government. Pelham Art Center also receives funding from: New York State Council on the Arts, A State Agency; Westchester Jewish Community Services; hibu; Nurses Network of America; Town of Pelham; New Rochelle Campership Fund; Bistro Rollin; Robin's Art+Giving; Nycon; Junior League of Pelham, Prospect Hill Lunchtime Enrichment; Strypemonde Foundation; Mark Link Insurance; Broadway Electric, Owen Berkowitz; Members; and Annual Fund Donors.

From Here to Here: Richard McGuire Makes a Book - Morgan Library & Museum
Through November 09, 2014 - New York

This exhibition combines original drawings for the strip and the novel with source photographs, books that influenced the form and content of McGuire's invention, and collages and sketchbooks that afford glimpses into his creative process.

The Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze - NOW EXTENDED THROUGH NOV. 16! - Van Cortlandt Manor
Through November 09, 2014 - Croton-on-Hudson

The tri-state area's biggest, most exciting, most electrifying Halloween event returns for a whopping 28 nights in 2014! See more than 5,000 individually hand-carved, illuminated Jack O' Lanterns in this elaborate walk-through experience. Meander through an historic, 18th-century riverside landscape and discover a breathtaking display - all made of jack o' lanterns! Walk through a covered bridge adorned with jack o' lanterns on all sides - even the ceiling! - and emerge to the sight of Sleepy Hollow Country's most iconic inhabitant, the Headless Horseman! Oooh and ahh at intricate pumpkin portraits of characters from Washington Irving's famous tale, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Tumbling acrobats and circus characters will put a smile on your face, and a special 10th anniversary pumpkin cake will whet your appetite for...more pumpkins! Witness the incredible sight of gourd-filled Jack-in-the-Boxes springing up and bouncing around. See slithering ground snakes, a giant spider web, and go gaga over a collection of shrunken Little Monsters. Gaze in amazement at a working doomsday grandfather clock. A giant sea serpent adds some hiss to the Undersea Aquarium while comical, squash-eating Venus pumpkin traps sprout in the garden. Blaze's perennially popular Jurassic Park includes a triceratops, a pterodactyl, a brontosaurus, and a T-Rex! Gawk at more Jack O' Lanterns than ever before. Tens of thousands of visitors experienced last year's Blaze', which was sold out EVERY NIGHT! Complete with sound effects, elaborate synchronized lighting and the second volume of an all-original soundtrack by recording artist Richard Christy, this not-to-be-missed spectacle is the area's most innovative Halloween happening. Recommended for all ages. All admissions are by timed ticket only, which must be purchased in advance. Buy tickets online at hudsonvalley.org/events/blaze or call 914-366-6900. Oct. 4-5, 10-13, 16-19, 23-31, Nov. 1-2, 6-9, and 14-16.

Sleepy Hollow - The Players Theatre
Through November 09, 2014 - Greenwich Village

Nominated for an Innovative Theatre Award for best original music - this musical adaptation of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow features live music and spell-binding projections by David Warren that draw you into the hollow and take you for a breathless ride. Recommended for children ages 9 and older.

Fall Forest Weekends - New York Botanical Garden
Through November 09, 2014 - The Bronx

Explore the Thain Family Forest, the largest remaining tract of old-growth forest in New York City, and immerse yourself in the magnificent colors of fall foliage. See the Forest from a different perspective with a scenic canoe trip down the Bronx River and spot birds that call this woodland home. Tree-climbing demonstrations, guided tours, and more make for an unforgettable autumn experience. Get tickets.

Jo Koy - Gotham Comedy Club
Through November 09, 2014 - New York

From filling sold–out clubs across the nation, to appearing weekly as a regular on Chelsea Lately, Jo Koy has come a long way from his modest beginnings at a Las Vegas coffee house. A firm believer in service and giving back to the community, Jo is currently working with The Lupus Foundation bringing awareness to this cause.

College Essay Writing Workshop - JCC of Mid-Westchester
Through November 09, 2014 - Scarsdale

This class will focus solely on writing the personal essay for college admissions. It will explore what makes each student unique, and work to craft that into a narrative they can use to display themselves to potential colleges. If time allows, the class will work on supplemental essays as well (also part of the admission process). Class limited to 10 students. Two Sundays: Nov. 2 and Nov. 9. Contact Lisa Itzkowitz, director, JCC Academic Center, 914-472-3300, x275.

Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night in the Roarin’ Twenties at AUPAC - Adelphi University Performing Arts Center
Through November 09, 2014 - Garden City

One of Shakespeare’s most famous comedies, Twelfth Night is a wild story of love and mistaken identities. Many of Shakespeare’s classic comedic devices – a young woman dressed as a young man, twins, fools, and gender-confused romance, to name a few – make an appearance through what is widely considered his last “happy comedy.” To express fully and uniquely the rich romance of Twelfth Night, Adelphi’s production will be set in the 1920s on the French Riviera. This combination of place and time allows for the exotic expression of the style and elegance that is central to the play, while being true to the story’s need for a beautiful seaside location. The setting gives as much of an opportunity to the Department of Theatre's talented design faculty and students as the text of the play provides for the actors. Twelfth Night is directed by Dr. Brian Rose, professor in the Department of Theatre. Dr. Rose has given thousands of performances of more than a hundred plays in his twenty-two year career as a critically acclaimed actor. He has also designed the “Experiencing London Theatre” program in which he travels to London with students from all departments at Adelphi for an intensive theatre-going study opportunity. His first production here, twenty years ago this month, was Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. Adelphi University’s Performing Arts Center is one of Long Island’s premier cultural arts venues for entertainment of all kinds. Tickets for Twelfth Night are on sale now and are priced at $20 with discounts available to seniors, students and alumni. For more information about all the events at AUPAC and to purchase tickets, visit aupac.adelphi.edu. Information is available at The Lucia and Steven N. Fischer Box Office at (516) 877-4000 or [email protected] Regular box office hours are Tuesday through Friday, from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. The box office is also open two hours before most scheduled performances. 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—College of Arts and Sciences, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Honors College, Robert B. Willumstad School of Business, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, College of Nursing and Public Health and the School of Social Work—the coeducational university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as professional and educational programs for adults. Adelphi University currently enrolls nearly 8,000 students from 43 states and 45 foreign countries. With its main campus in Garden City and its centers in Manhattan, Suffolk County, and Poughkeepsie, the University, chartered in 1896, maintains a commitment to liberal studies, in tandem with rigorous professional preparation and active citizenship.

IFPDA Print Fair - Park Avenue Armory
Through November 09, 2014 - New York

With a wide spectrum of material spanning five centuries, The IFPDA Print Fair --with 90 international fine print specialists -- remains the largest art fair dedicated to a single medium and draws a dedicated international audience of curators, collectors, scholars, artists, and art enthusiasts. The Print Fair weaves together the very best examples of printmaking by major artists, from the historic to the new, in a way that today’s art collectors will find highly appealing.

'Noah's Flood' - Arrigoni Center at Iona College
Through November 09, 2014 - New Rochelle

Sir Benjamin Britten's "Noah's Flood," a one-act children’s opera billed as “a magical musical experience for the entire family,” will be performed on Saturday and Sunday, November 8-9 at 3pm at the Arrigoni Center, Iona College, 58 Mayflower Avenue, New Rochelle. Tickets are available at the door. For further information, call 914-654-8312.

Out to See - South Street Seaport
Through November 09, 2014 - New York

The Out to See Festival continues at South Street Seaport for the next three weekends in November (8-9, 15-16, 22-23). Each weekend the indoor/outdoor market showcases New York City makers, artists, designers, fashion brands and live music. Perfect for a weekend cultural destination and pre-holiday shopping. Out to See runs from 11am-5pm Saturdays and Sundays at Water and Fulton St and also includes free concerts, a free photo booth by The Self Portrait Project, 3D-printing and scanning and a screenprinting workshop. Nearby locations being activated by public art - curated by Dept. of Cultural Affairs’ Director of Percent for Art Sara Reisman. Featured NYC startups this weekend include men’s fashion sensation Wool and Prince; Toy Syndrome’s 3D-printed shirts, a favorite of Lena Dunham; The Makery pop up with 3D scans and prints; New Museum’s NEW INC incubator resident Airy Light; Next Top Makers 2013 finalist Tangeez; uber-curators By Brooklyn and Etsy NY Street Team; Red Hook’s Tribe Bicycle Co.; Albert Chao’s Small Smaller Smallest. Also featured are artisanal chocolate from Lululosophy, Reena Treats’ maple bacon cupcakes, Té Company’s aromatic tea and many, many more. For more information and the Out to See calendar, visit the festival’s Website ( www.outtosee.org ), Facebook and #OutToSee on Twitter.

Nightmare on Main Street - Huntington Arts Council
Through November 10, 2014 - Huntington

The Huntington Arts Council invites students to submit work that is inspired by a Halloween theme- be it dark, light-hearted or just plain scary. The deadline is October 1. See huntingtonarts.org for submission form, entry fees and awards info.

White Light Festival 2014 - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Through November 11, 2014 - New York

This multidisciplinary Festival spans 12 venues, and numerous musical traditions and genres. It includes 30 performances, films, and events and feature eight premieres, plus new works and debuts by artists and companies from the United States, Australia, Germany, Pakistan, Poland, the U.K. and South Africa - including the Lincoln Center debut of the Berliner Philharmoniker. Other Festival components include pre- and post-performance artist discussions and the popular post-performance White Light Lounges, where performers and audience members can meet.

Gilded New York - Museum of the City of New York
Through November 11, 2014 - Upper West Side

Inaugurating the Museum's Tiffany & Co. Foundation Gallery, Gilded New York explores the city's visual culture at the end of the 19th century, when its elite class flaunted their money as never before. In New York, this era was marked by the sudden rise of industrial and corporate wealth, amassed by such titans as Cornelius Vanderbilt and Jay Gould, who expressed their high status through extravagant fashions, architecture, and interior design. The exhibition presents a lavish display of some 100 works, including costumes, jewelry, portraits, and decorative objects, all created between the mid-1870s and the early 20th century. The dazzling works in the exhibition will illuminate an era when members of the new American aristocracy often displayed their wealth in storied balls in Fifth Avenue mansions and hotels. It was a time when New York became the nation's corporate headquarters and a popular Ladies' Mile of luxury retail establishments and cultural institutions helped launch the city to global prominence.

FAMILY Special Show: Expressive Arts - Rowayton Arts Center
Through November 12, 2014 - Rowayton

"Expressive Arts" (with Norwalk Family and Children's Agency)presents artwork by middle school students in Family and Children's Agency's after-school program underwritten by RAC.

Storytime - Barnes & Noble Paramus
Through November 13, 2014 - Paramus

Kids can head to the Children's Department to listen to favorite stories and enjoy fun activities.

Bundith Phunsombatlert's Wayfinding - Queens Museum
Through November 14, 2014 - Flushing

100 NYC Public Sculptures at Queens Museum is a site-specific project that guides viewers without the need for travel or motion, and questions how a journey within a specific geographic sphere can be a work of art in itself. The installation is composed of 100 directional signs, each with a drawing of a public sculpture in NYC and the distance (mapped with GPS coordinates) between the source- sculpture and the sign. Viewers participate in this project by experiencing each sculpture, whether through the original works or their representational drawn counterparts, calling attention to the very specific, transformative space between object and audience. (Architectural historian John Kriskiewics will offer a walk through the Public Sculptures in Flushing Meadows Corona Park on June 8.)

From the Western Front and Beyond: The Writings of World War One - The New York Society Library
Through November 15, 2014 - New York

To mark the 100th anniversary of World War One, the New York Society Library, NYC's oldest library, presents an exhibition of select literary works and materials from its rare book and extensive open stack collections about the Great War. The exhibition commemorates the war's unprecedented and extraordinary literary output - including memoirs, fiction, poetry, and propaganda - published during the four years of bloodshed that left millions of people dead and millions more wounded. The exhibition focuses on the Library's little-known but wide-ranging collection of books written between 1914 and 1918, most of which were acquired during the war and are still in circulation today.

Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Dance Company - New York Live Arts Theater
Through November 15, 2014 - New York

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, the Resident Dance Company of New York Live Arts, presents the New York City premiere of Story/Time (35, 36, 37 & 38). Director/choreographer Jones takes to the stage to share seventy one-minute stories, set in a landscape of contemporary movement and music and arranged anew for each performance using chance procedures. Taking its inspiration from the legendary composer and artist John Cage's Indeterminacy, Story/Time features an original, layered composition by acclaimed composer, musician and intermedia artist Ted Coffey. For the performances at Live Arts, an array of special guest artists will join Jones and his talented Company dancers. No performances 11/9-10.

Grasshopper Grove - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center
Through November 16, 2014 - Cornwall

Grasshopper Grove is a natural play area for young children that encourages them to explore the outdoor world, get their hands dirty, and have fun. Children can hop from stump to stump, dance, sing and perform in the Adirondack lean-to, lie down on top of a hill and watch the clouds make pictures in the sky, read a story with Mom or Dad in the rustic gazebo, water and weed a garden, and construct roads in the sand and dirt pile. These simple activities strengthen eye-hand coordination and muscle development while fostering creativity, critical thinking, appropriate risk-taking, problem solving, and cooperation, which are all critical to healthy childhood development. Grasshopper Grove follows a design developed in collaboration with Museum staff, board, parents and preschool students by one of the world's leaders in the field, Adam Bienenstock of Bienenstock Natural Playgrounds. Beginning with a half-acre of field surrounded by a rough stone wall and mature shag bark hickory trees, the area was graded to incorporate a low hill surrounded by a path, a dry stream bed and a higher hill offering a view of nearby fields and ponds. Taking inspiration from the 'wild' areas of the Outdoor Discovery Center, where the Museum's Young Naturalist Preschoolers love to play, elements were added to the area that include a fallen oak tree for climbing, large boulders, a wooden gazebo and Adirondack lean-to and an area of 'loose parts' for building. A series of cedar troughs catch water flowing from an old fashioned hand pump into the dry stream bed.

'Out Of Their Minds' - New Media Repertory Company
Through November 16, 2014 - New York City

The play takes us back to Paris in 1928-1938, when the young Samuel Beckett served James Joyce as his personal assistant, providing an insightful look at the inner workings of the Joyce family. Beckett, a lost soul who has failed in life (before writing his great novels and plays), arrives to worship at the seat of his creative master and make himself useful. Joyce, who is partially blinded by multiple eye operations, finds the cultured fellow Irishman useful and sympathetic, so Beckett joins in their constellation. Joyce's dancer daughter, Lucia, falls in love with Beckett, but over time, loses her sanity. The play is a tragic tail of thwarted love, but with the fascination of the wit, humor, and originality of some of the greatest literary minds of the twentieth century. Samuel Beckett, James Joyce, Lucia Joyce and Nora Joyce come alive before our eyes. "Out Of Their Minds" will be acted by Tony Greenleaf as James Joyce, Greg Horton as Samuel Beckett, Roxann Kraemer as Nora Joyce and Erika Salazar as Lucia Joyce. Set and lighting design by artist/sculptor Franklin Engel and costume design by Caridel Cruz will all be in the style of Modernist Movement black and white drawings of the 20's and 30's.

Same River Twice - Goddard Riverside Bernie Wohl Center
Through November 16, 2014 - New York

HUDSON WAREHOUSE PRESENTS THE WORLD PREMEIRE OF SAME RIVER TWICE BY BENJAMIN ELTERMAN PERFORMANCES BEGIN NOVEMBER 6TH, 2014 AT GODDARD RIVERSIDE’S BERNIE WOHL CENTER 647 COLUMBUS AVENUE AT WEST 91ST STREET Hudson Warehouse, known as “The Other Free Shakespeare in the Park,” breaks new ground by producing their very first contemporary play. Susane Lee directs the world premiere of Same River Twice, written by Benjamin Elterman. Performances are Thursdays-Saturday nights at 8:00pm, Sunday nights at 7:00pm from November 6th – November 16th, and admission is $18.00. Same River Twice is about making the biggest mistake of your life. Destroying the one thing you care most about. Would you do a do-over if you could? Trevor’s world is thrown into chaos when he meets Brian, a man claiming to be his best friend from the future. Trevor thinks Brian's crazy, but how else would Brian know the personal details of his life? This is a story about friendship, regret, love, the ultimate “do-over” and Brian’s extraordinary attempt to relive his most cherished relationship. The cast features George K. Wells, Ricky Faust, Sydney Angel, Stephen Kims, and Ayako Ibaraki. In discussing why Same River Twice is so compelling, Ms. Lee said, “Everyone has a regret in their lives that haunts them whether they are able to look at it or not. This play plants the seed of hope in the heart of one person whose regret is so powerful, he crosses time.” Performance Venue: Goddard Riverside Community Center, 647 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY 10024, on the corner of West 91st Street. Goddard Riverside is committed to serving the underserved, providing food and shelter programs, assistance for mentally ill men and women, and comprehensive educational and cultural programs for adults and children. Hudson Warehouse is the residence theater company. SUBWAY: Take express 2 or local 1 train to West 96th Street and walk east to Columbus Avenue. Walk south to West 91stStreet. Or take the C train to West 96th or West 86 Street. Walk West to Columbus Avenue and West 91st Street. Tickets are $18.00 For Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/same-river-twice-tickets-13756424837 Hudson Warehouse: www.Hudsonwarehouse.net Goddard Riverside: www.Goddard.org/communityart

Multi-Sport - Unlimited Sports Action
Through November 19, 2014 - Port Washington

Will teach kids about four major sports; football, baseball, soccer, and lacrosse. Each class will include fun skills and games related to the sport of the week. The goal of this class is to teach basic skills and understanding of different sports. Check the website for additional classes, times, and age groups.

Golf Class - Unlimited Sports Action
Through November 19, 2014 - Port Washington

Designed to teach the basic elements of the game of golf. Students will be introduced to swing mechanics, club grips and the different types of shots involved with the sport. The goal of the class is to teach introductory skills and increase knowledge of the sport.

American Horror Story Viewing Party - Slate
Through November 19, 2014 - New York

Wednesday nights at Slate just got a little freakier! Join the Freak Show at Slate’s weekly American Horror Story Viewing Party starting this Wednesday, October 22ndfrom 9PM-12AM. Enjoy Slate’s food and drink specials including $5 beers, $6 house wine/wells, $7 Candy Apple Martinis, carnival themed snacks, $5 cotton candy, $9 appetizers, ½ priced pizzas and FREE popcorn as you catch the latest developments unraveling under the big top. Customers decked out as their inner most freak will be entered to win special prizes throughout the night. Slate’s American Horror Story: Freak Show Viewing Party will continue weekly through the series finale. Slate is located on 54 West 21st Street. For reservations please call 212-989-0098.

School Yard Games Class - Unlimited Sports Action
Through November 20, 2014 - Port Washington

The School Yard Games Program is designed to play a different sports game each week, that your child plays at his or her school. Each week will be a different game, games will range from Dodgeball, European Handball, Kickball, and much more! Each class will include fun skills and games related to the sport of the week. The goal of this class is to teach basic skills and understanding of different sports.

Mommy & Me Class - Unlimited Sports Action
Through November 20, 2014 - Port Washington

Classes are designed to create a fun environment for students and their moms to enjoy learning about sports. Each class will be hands-on and interactive so students can learn in a safe and fun environment.

New Rochelle Farmers' Market - New Location for 2014! - New Rochelle
Through November 21, 2014 - New Rochelle

Fresh, local baked goods, plants and flowers, eggs, dairy, honey, meat, poultry, specialty foods, fruits, vegetables, and more.

Flag Football Class - Unlimited Sports Action
Through November 21, 2014 - Port Washington

Designed to teach the basic fundamentals in the game of football. Classes will be structured around flag football skills, drills and other football activities. The goal of this class is to work up to the playing of an actual flag football game.

Boys & Girls Lacrosse No Gear Class - Unlimited Sports Action
Through November 21, 2014 - Port Washington

Designed to teach the basic skills in the game of lacrosse. Classes will be structured around basic stick handling skills, and fun game activities. No Gear is required for these classes.

Bronxville Farmers' Market - Bronxville
Through November 22, 2014 - Bronxville

The BFM is celebrating its 13th year. With a varied mix of close to 40 vendors, the market offers pasture-raised meats and poultry, hand spun yarn from local fibers, produce and orchard fruits and veggies, and many specialty items like prepared meal made with local ingredients, baked goods, and ice cream. Plenty of free parking.

Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow Farmers' Market - Tarrytown
Through November 22, 2014 - Tarrytown

Fresh, local baked goods, artisinal bread, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fish, fruit, herbs, meats, plants, specialty foods, vegetables, and more.

Pleasantville Farmers' Market - Pleasantville
Through November 22, 2014 - Pleasantville

Fresh, local baked goods, artisinal breads, chutneys, honey, jams, cheese, plants and flowers, olive oils, pickles, fish, spices, gourmet peanut butters, dairy products, fish, fruit, herbs, meats, produce, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

John Jay Homestead Farm Market - John Jay Homestead
Through November 22, 2014 - Katonah

This independent market offers fruit, produce, including heirloom varieties, and flowers grown by local farmers, using certified organic, organic, biodynamic, and conventional methods. There will be an array of artisanal baked goods, including raw, vegan, and gluten-free, cheese, dairy, wine, meats, fresh seafood, prepared foods, as well as hand-crafted local products. The John Jay Homestead Farm Market continues to embrace the small, local farmer, whose farms are literally miles from the site. The market also offers musical entertainment and features community organizations, demonstrations, and workshops. Shoppers will enjoy 62-acres of historic grounds and are welcome to explore flower, herb and vegetable gardens, a chicken-and-egg co-op, and a 12-hive apiary, along with wooded trails and a pond. They can tour the historic Jay house, discover the new Education and Visitor Center in the newly restored Carriage Barn, or explore the new Children's Discovery Centers in five of the site's historic buildings, filled with hands-on activities.

Socrates Sculpture Park Greenmarket - Socrates Sculpture Park
Through November 22, 2014 - Long Island City

Located inside the Socrates Sculpture Park, this market is at the center of a favorite destination for neighboring communities. Alongside the Park's workshops, yoga classes, sculpture exhibitions and stunning views, the Socrates Sculpture Park Greenmarket is a great place to spend a Saturday morning. Shoppers will find a bountiful selection of seasonal produce from the Black Dirt region of Orange County, Mexican specialty produce from Richmond County, orchard fruit and juice, meat, poultry and eggs and multi-ethnic artisan breads. Free cooking demonstrations are held weekly featuring seasonal items from the market, and family friendly activities take place throughout the season.

Daddy & Me Class - Unlimited Sports Action
Through November 22, 2014 - Port Washington

Classes are designed to create a fun environment for students and their dads to enjoy learning about sports. Each class will be hands-on and interactive so students can learn in a safe and fun environment.

Multi-Sport Class - Unlimited Sports Action
Through November 22, 2014 - Port Washington

Will teach kids about four major sports; football, baseball, soccer, and lacrosse. Each class will include fun skills and games related to the sport of the week. The goal of this class is to teach basic skills and understanding of different sports.

Croton-on-Hudson Farmers' Market - Croton-on-Hudson
Through November 23, 2014 - Croton-on-Hudson

Fresh, local baked goods, artisinal bread, cheese, plants and flowers, dairy products, honey, fish, fruits, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, specialty foods, vegetables, personal care products, and more.

Dennis Oppenheim: S-T-A-B- - Bronx Museum of The Arts
Through November 23, 2014 - Bronx

Composed of welded rolled steel angle, steel plate and red vacuum formed letters that spell the word "stab" in fragments. First shown in 1991 at MoMA PS1 as part of the exhibition And the Mind Grew Fingers, organized by Alanna Heiss, S- T- A- B- can be seen as the diagram of a street fight, with all the socio-political implications one can associate with it. Dennis Oppenheim's goal was to emulate the emotional, stuttered speech that can occur in extreme situations such as the one he addresses in this work. The installation on the terrace at the Bronx Museum will be the entire work, with arcs arranged in different positions, surrounded by scattered red letters.

Farmers' Market - Piermont Village
Through November 23, 2014 - Piermont

This weekly market features chutneys, breads, baked goods, produce, and artisanal cheese. Sundays through November 23.

Minimon - New Victory Theater
Through November 23, 2014 - New York City

A seemingly plain room becomes a playpen of surprises when a solo dancer discovers silly stories everywhere—on the doors of a wardrobe, upon the covers of a bed and even in the opening of a drawer. Set to a sunny soundtrack, MINIMÓN (which translates to "small world") uses lyrical movement, clever projections and a little magic to make dreamers of us all. Families are in for a treat when, after the show, young theatergoers are invited to explore this wondrous, small world.

'My Wife in a Chador' - Theater for the New City
Through November 23, 2014 - New York City

Claudio Angelini is the well-known Italian TV news anchor known as the Dan Rather of Italy. He has written a seriocomedy, "My Wife in a Chador," in which a Pulitzer Prize nominated author resembling Norman Mailer is recruited to run for Mayor of New York. Coincidentally the author's wife, who is half Arabic, is mugged on the mean streets and is so traumatized by the crime that she decides to return to her Islamic roots and adopt the chador (head covering). The question then becomes: can a man campaigning with an Islamic wife win the mayoralty of our city? When his main opponent is revealed to having been funded by an Emir with terrorist ties, the Mayoral race becomes more than a frolic for the writer -- and the stakes rise considerably higher. Theater for the New City will present the play's world premiere November 6 to 23, directed by Stephan Morrow.

Out to See - South Street Seaport
Through November 23, 2014 - New York

Out to See is a pop up celebration at the South Street Seaport featuring artists and makers from all across New York City. Out to See features the best in holiday shopping, artistry, music, culinary indulgences, and workshops nestled between the Brooklyn Bridge and Wall Street with more than 50 amazing vendors. Some featured vendors will include The Peddler by Wool and Prince and Toy Syndrome’s 3D fashion designs. There will be opportunity to participate in hands on 3D printing with Small Smaller Smallest, as well as the latest fixed-gear innovations by Tribe Bicycles and Indala Décor’s wood and canvas bags of South African design. Brought to you by miLES and Imagination in Space, Out to See spans the first 4 weekends in November, Nov 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, and 22-23. Find out more by visiting the event’s website and checking out Imagination in Space on twitter (#OutToSee).

AMEN: A Prayer for the World Art Exhibit - Cathedral of St. John the Divine
Through November 23, 2014 - New York

Forty-eight artists from Christian, Muslim and Jewish backgrounds have each been given a life-size human fiberglass sculpture, in one of four poses of prayer, to paint or decorate as they wish for exhibition at the Sixth Interfaith CARAVAN Exhibition of Visual Arts, AMEN: A Prayer for the World, on view beginning Friday, October 17 at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Seeking to build interreligious bridges, the 2014 CARAVAN exhibition is an aspirational expression of hope and goodwill.

Art That Sheds A New Light on Life at Agora - Agora Gallery
Through November 25, 2014 - New York

Agora Gallery has a series of shows this November which are designed to bring a sense of light and life as the days begin to get shorter and darker. In the ground-level space, Francine Gravel’s paintings draw from Medieval, Mexican, and Egyptian art as they weave a unique tapestry of mythology and dreams. The works in Illumination: an Exhibition of Fine Art Photography demonstrate the tremendous potential of photography as a medium, both digital and analog, in images that cannot fail to capture the eye and engage the heart. The Kaleidoscope of the Mind features artwork imbued with the essence of imagination and an appreciation of the power of experience, the work combines the two for an unforgettable viewing. The dreamlike yet psychologically compelling creations of Anna Rita Alatan, also known as ARA, are featured in a solo exhibition that melds the real with the imagination. The exhibitions begin on November 4, 2014 and continue until November 25, 2014. The opening reception is on November 6. Entrance is free and art lovers and anyone searching for an illuminating experience of art are encouraged to attend. Exhibition Dates: November 4, 2014 – November 25, 2014 Reception: Thursday, November 6, 2014, 6:00pm - 8:00pm Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11-6 Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York Event URL:  http://www.agora-gallery.com/receptionexhibitions/11_6_2014.aspx Featured Artists: The Poetry of Color: Anna Rita Alatan / a Solo Exhibition Anna Rita Alatan (ARA) The Kaleidoscope of the Mind Marie Åkerlund  |  Feride Binicioglu  |  Edelweiss Calcagno  |  Eli Cantini  |  CORDERO  |  Marie Delabos  |  Valeria Guarnieri  |  Sandra Mueller-Dick  |  Marina Olmi  |  Stanley Peach  |  R. Keith Rendall  |  Fintan Ryan  |  Sarah Webb  |  Janet Wilson Illumination: an Exhibition of Fine Art Photography Iryna Brown  |  Sophie Chemla  |  Justin Cliffe  |  Philip J. Cunningham  |  Erik Kerstenbeck  |  Tim Knight  |  Spencer McCall  |  Ines Miguens  |  Barbara Moore  |  Valerii Tkachenko  |  Dennis Tyler  |  Love U Sev In a Corner of Paradise: Francine Gravel, a Solo Exhibition Francine Gravel About Agora Gallery Agora Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery located in the heart of Chelsea’s fine art district in New York. Established in 1984, Agora Gallery specializes in connecting art dealers and collectors with national and international artists. The art gallery’s expert consultants are available to assist corporate and private clients in procuring original artwork to meet their organization’s specific needs and budget requirements. With a strong online presence and popular online gallery, ARTmine, coupled with the spacious and elegant physical gallery space, the work of our talented artists, who work in diverse media and styles, can receive the attention it deserves. Over the years Agora Gallery has sponsored and catered to special events aimed at fostering social awareness and promoting the use of art to help those in need.

Great White Shark - Maritime Aquarium - IMAX
Through November 26, 2014 - Norwalk

No other modern animal may command both fear and fascination as much as the great white shark ? but The Maritime Aquarium's new IMAX?film suggests, instead, that these predators mainly need help and respect. This film unravels the mystery of the creature by telling the true story of its role atop the oceanic food chain. "Our mission is to change people's attitudes toward the great white," said Steve McNicholas, co-director of the film. "It's not the menacing, evil predator it's made out to be. It's simply performing its crucial role at the top of the ocean's food chain. Great whites are not monsters any more than the polar bears or lions that we revere." The 40-minute film takes viewers around the world to great-white hotspots and examines the animals through the eyes of several people whose lives and work have become inextricably linked to the great white, including shark expert Michael Rutzen, who openly scuba dives among them. September 2-November 26.

Island of Lemurs: Madagascar - Maritime Aquarium - IMAX Theater
Through November 26, 2014 - Norwalk

The creative forces behind the popular IMAX movie "Born to Be Wild" come together again. Writer-producer Drew Fellman, filmmaker David Douglas and narrator Morgan Freeman team up again for a whirlwind romp through the island nation off Africa's eastern coast. Lemurs are a unique line of primates that have been bounding around on the island paradise ? and only on that single island paradise ? after arriving there millions of years ago. But now habitat destruction is a serious threat to lemurs' existence. The film follows Dr. Patricia Wright, a professor of biological anthropology whose lifelong mission is to help these unusual creatures survive in the modern world. September 2-November 26, 2014

Rowayton and the Purple Crayon: Celebrating the Creative Culture of 1950s Rowayton - Rowayton Historical Society
Through November 26, 2014 - Rowayton

In the stories of Harold and the Purple Crayon, everything Harold draws become real. These delightful picture book classics are imaginative and joyful and are now part of a new exhibit at the Rowayton Historical Society. Designed to inform and delight visitors of all ages, the exhibition will feature the work of Jim Flora, Ruth Krauss, Crockett Johnson, and Maurice Sendak. These Rowayton residents were celebrated authors and illustrators and created some of America's most beloved children's literature. Visiting the exhibition, you will be transported back in time, reliving childhood favorites such as A Hole is to Dig, Harold and the Purple Crayon, the Fabulous Firework Family, Where the Wild Things Are, and the groundbreaking comic strip Barnaby. Marvel at Jim Flora's playful and energetic illustrations. Delight in the grotesque fanged monsters from Where the Wild Things Are, and consider how their forms concerned parents when it was first published. Savor the whimsical genius of the husband-and-wife team Ruth Krauss and Crockett Johnson and learn how their political views caused them to come under FBI scrutiny. May 25-November 26,2014.

Astoria Greenmarket -
Through November 26, 2014 - Astoria

A small weekday market with an excellent selection of fruits and vegetables that draw a large number of shoppers from the surrounding neighborhood and nearby WIC center. Shoppers will find a wide selection of vegetables, in-season orchard fruit, and a terrific variety of Mexican hot peppers, specialty greens and tomatillos. This market takes place on Wednesdays through Nov. 26.

Apple Picking - Dr. Davies Farm
Through November 26, 2014 - Congers

Dr. Davies Farm welcomes seasonal visitors, starting on Labor Day, for apple picking and hayrides. Open daily until Thanksgiving.

Journey to the South Pacific - Maritime Aquarium - IMAX Theater
Through November 26, 2014 - Norwalk

Narrated by Academy Award-winner Cate Blanchett, "Journey to the South Pacific" will take moviegoers to the lush tropical islands of remote West Papua. Join Jawi, a young island boy, as he leads a journey of discovery to this magical place where he encounters whale sharks, sea turtles, manta rays and other iconic creatures of the sea. Home to more than 2,000 species of sea life, this exotic locale features the most diverse marine ecosystem on Earth. An uplifting story of hope and celebration, "Journey to the South Pacific" highlights the importance of living in balance with the ocean planet we all call home. September 2-November 26.

Tiny Tom Turkeys - Long Island Children's Museum
Through November 26, 2014 - Garden City

Come to the Inner Lobby for a turkey time craft and build a cute little holiday tabletop-sitter. Through November 26.

Nyack Farmers' Market - Municipal Parking Lot
Through November 27, 2014 - Nyack

Shop for local produce, cheese, wine, baked and other specialty items at this outdoor market. Thursdays through November 27. New this year, the town hosts a Saturday farmers market June 7 through November 22, 8am-1pm.

Music Room for Kids - Jewish Children's Museum
Through November 27, 2014 - Crown Heights

Visit the Jewish Children’s Museum’s temporary exhibit, a music discovery room for all ages encouraging children to experiment with a variety of musical instruments including a giant xylophone, finger chime, pvc pipe instrument and percussion center. Every Sunday featuring a music workshop. Monday- Thursday 11:00am -3:00pm Sundays: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Park Slope's Sunday Down to Earth Farmers Market - Old Stone House
Through November 28, 2014 - Brooklyn

The Park Slope Farmers Market takes place every Sunday in front of PS51 at the corner of 5th Avenue and 4th Street. It is run by Community Markets of Ossining, NY. The Park Slope Farmers Market offers a wide selection of local products, including fruits, vegetables, herbs, baked goods, cheese, fish, wine, soaps and more.

Millennium Carousel - Bergen County Zoo
Through November 30, 2014 - Paramus

Take a spin on the park's carousel, where you can ride the likenesses of many of the animals you see in the zoo.

Ramsey Farmers Market - Ramsey Farmers Market
Through November 30, 2014 - Ramsey

This weekly market features 35 vendors with organic and traditional produce, artisan breads and cheeses, local honey, homemade pastas and sauces, local wine, organic hummus and prepared foods, gourmet olive oils and balsamic vinegar, homemade jams, spices, fresh fish, and more. Parents can shop while their kids enjoy music, crafts, and other special events. Check out the web site for details of weekly highlights. Sundays through November.

'South Pacific' - Westchester Broadway Theatre
Through November 30, 2014 - Elmsford

Rodgers and Hammerstein's award-winning "South Pacific" is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, "Tales of the South Pacific," by James A. Michener. The musical is set on an island paradise during World War II and tells two parallel love stories set against the dangers of prejudice and war. The classic but timely musical showcases the importance of valuing diversity. The original 1949 play won 10 Tony Awards and set the stage for a highly successful movie version in 1958 starring Rossano Brazzi, and Mitzi Gaynor. The score contains many of the most recognizable songs in Broadway history, including "Some Enchanted Evening," "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair," "I'm In Love With a Wonderful Guy," and "There Is Nothing Like a Dame." Through Nov. 30.

Apple Picking - Outhouse Orchards
Through November 30, 2014 - Croton Falls

Walk up to the barn and grab a half bushel or pick-your-own bag and take a tour of our orchard to find the very best apples. Whether you go early or late there will always be apple to pick through the months of September and October, even if you have to barrow a pole picker for hard-to-reach apples. Pre-pay $25 for an apple bag, and the orchard and its glorious views are yours for the day. Visit the website for ripening schedule. Open daily, 9am-5pm. Call for season-end date.

A Brief History of New York: Selections from A History of New York in 101 Objects - New-York Historical Society
Through November 30, 2014 - New York

This exhibition assembles objects from the N-YHS collection chosen by New York Times urban affairs correspondent Sam Roberts, which together constitute a unique history of New York. By turns provocative, iconic, and ironic, and winnowed from hundreds of possibilities, his selections share the criteria of having played some transformative role in the city's history.

Harvest Hay Rides - Beardsley Zoo
Through November 30, 2014 - Bridgeport

Take a hay ride through the zoo. Rides begin at the W.O.L.F. Cabin. Saturday, Sundays and school holidays October 1-November 30.

Paper and Stone: An exhibition by Sary Backer and Ellen Gordon - Loft Artists Association
Through November 30, 2014 - Stamford

Sary and Ellen were both pleased and surprised to discover many mutual feelings. While their materials are different, the creative process of each is similar. It is this commonality that has prompted the two to exhibit together. Saturdays and Sundays, November 1 - November 30.

Kids in the Kitchen - Long Island Children's Museum
Through November 30, 2014 - Garden City

Kids will mix things up in the kitchen to stir an interest in kitchen creativity and healthy eating. Each week, they will make an easy and yummy, kid-friendly snack (cookies, mini pizzas, etc) that the kids make from start to finish. They’ll practice using real cooking tools like small mixers and toaster ovens in their recipes -- of course, adult help will be required. Helping in the kitchen is a great learning tool as children practice measuring ingredients, following directions and building their vocabulary. Through November 30.

Hats Off to Dr. Seuss! - LaMantia Gallery
Through November 30, 2014 - Northport

In celebration of the 75th anniversary of Dr. Seuss’s second book, The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins, Dr. Seuss’s never-before-seen hat collection will be exhibited. The exhibit will also feature a collection of Ted Geisel’s original drawings, paintings, and sculpture, which will also be available for acquisition. Nov. 8 - Nov. 30.

Museum Scavenger Hunt - The Whaling Museum and Education Center of CSH
Through November 30, 2014 - Cold Spring Harbor

Visit the Whaling Museum and Education Center and the LI Maritime Museum this month, pick up a Scavenger Hunt sheet from the front desk (or online) and earn $5 certificate to spend at either gift shop. Through Nov. 30.

Yoga at the Mansion - Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum
Through November 30, 2014 - New York

Awesome Asana is moving inside for the Fall Season! Join Chelsea in our Octagon Drawing room for sessions appropriate for all levels of fitness. Awesome Asana is a budding yoga project in Washington Heights developed by teacher Chelsea Best. The concept behind Awesome is collaborative, bringing yoga and artists together locally to build a stronger community in our neighborhood. Chelsea's teaching style offers yogis from all levels and backgrounds the opportunity to practice together. Her Vinyasa Flow class is designed to awaken the spirit and bring the body and mind back to a place of peace.

Sky Zone Deer Park Special Needs Jump Event - Sky Zone Deer Park
Through December 01, 2014 - Deer Park

Sky Zone Deer Park Indoor Trampoline Park will be opening on the first Monday of each month exclusively for jumpers with special needs. Sky Zone Deer Park team members have been trained and certified by Missing Piece Awareness to be autism aware and accepting and special modifications have been implemented by the management team. On this day for children and adults with special needs, Sky Zone dials down the music, increases the staff ratio, and limits capacity. The Sky Zone team understands the need to provide families affected by autism with a recurring session time where individuals can learn the rules and practice them in a safe and comfortable environment so they can eventually generalize these skills and be fully integrated at any time. First Mondays of the month, June 2-December 1, 2014.

Ralph Fasanella: Lest We Forget - American Folk Art Museum
Through December 01, 2014 - New York

Ralph Fasanella (1914-1997) celebrated the common man and tackled complex issues of postwar America in colorful, socially minded paintings. This exhibition celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Bronx-born artist's birth and brings together key works from a career spanning fifty-two years.

Willem van Genk: Mind Traffic - American Folk Art Museum
Through December 01, 2014 - New York

The first monographic exhibition of works by the internationally acclaimed Dutch artist Willem van Genk (1927-2005) to be presented in the United States. The exhibition includes over forty artworks: panoramic paintings, collages, drawings, personal notes, sculptures of trolleys, and an installation of raincoats (van Genk collected hundreds of raincoats over the course of his lifetime).

Drawing Line Into Form: Works on Paper by Sculptors from the BNY Mellon Collection - ArtsWestchester
Through December 06, 2014 - White Plains

An expansive collection featuring 69 works by the contemporary art world's most recognizable figures. On view Oct. 3 through Dec. 6.

Charlie Hewitt: White Light - Jim Kempner Fine Art
Through December 06, 2014 - New York

The American artist presents his most recent paintings as well as a sculpture, "Chesapeake Rambler," in the sculpture garden.

Ernest Cole: Photographer - Grey Art Gallery at NYU
Through December 06, 2014 - New York

Featuring over 100 rare black-and-white gelatin silver prints from Cole's remarkable archive. While many of the photo-graphs expose segregation, destitution, and violence, others depict intimate moments of children at play, mothers smiling, couples dancing, and friends joking.

The Lightness of Weight - Sean Kelly Gallery
Through December 06, 2014 - New York

Sean Kelly is pleased to announce The Lightness of Weight, an exhibition of new work by Jose Dávila. An opening reception will take place on Thursday, October 23 from 6:00-8:00 pm. The artist will be present. For his first exhibition with Sean Kelly, Dávila has created an exciting new body of work, which includes sculpture, photographic works and works on paper. In the exhibition, Dávila furthers his ongoing fascination with equilibrium, form and function, as well as his interest in architecture, minimalism and conceptual art.

Magali Reus, Bill Bollinger, John Divola - Andrea Rosen Gallery 2
Through December 06, 2014 - New York

This three-person exhibition presents the works of Magali Reus, with Bill Bollinger’s Graphite Piece (1969) and photographs from John Divola’s Dark Star Series. Approximating the scale and basic materiality of fridge-freezer appliances and cooking pots, Magali Reus’ Lukes and Dregs sculptures are relegated to archeological status and play out in materially luxurious compositions that puzzle human relationships to inanimate matter and their function. Shown together with Bollinger and Divola’s works, each strengthening a material vernacular, this juxtaposition of trajectories is a way to not only contextualize work being made now within the established field of contemporary art, but also a way of showing how artists like Divola and Bollinger remain a vital part of the discourse.

Michael St. John, Borna Sammack, Martha Rosler - Andrea Rosen Gallery
Through December 06, 2014 - New York

Andrea Rosen Gallery is pleased to present a three-person show of Michael St. John, Borna Sammak and Martha Rosler that investigates transition, transformation, documentation and representation. Taking city as site, while all artists look to and pull from the urban and cultural landscape, they each hold completely unique territories and trajectories of their own. Here, the juxtaposition of three artists, of distinct bodies of work, is about perceiving each more deeply and reading into each in a more complex way through differentiation, rather than similarity. Presented together, the works reveal something more significant about the world in which we live as well as the political and social climate of our time.

Early American Guitars: The Instruments of C. F. Martin - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through December 07, 2014 - New York

Christian Frederick Martin, founder of the great American guitar firm C. F. Martin & Co., was the son of a cabinetmaker in Markneukirchen, Saxony. Martin learned to build instruments from the famed Johann Georg Stauffer in Vienna. Due to the restrictive guilds in Markneukirchen, Martin moved to the United States in 1833, settling first in New York City and later moving to Nazareth, Pennsylvania. In the United States, Martin encountered the Spanish-style guitar and incorporated elements from that tradition into his own Viennese style of instrument construction. The result was a new form of the guitar, a style that would become important as a basis for other American makers of the instrument. This exhibition includes approximately thirty-five instruments from the Martin Museum in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and several private collections.

Rye Farmers' Market - Rye
Through December 07, 2014 - Rye

Fresh, local baked goods, artisinal bread, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, honey, fish, fruits, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, specialty foods, vegetables, pantry staples, and more.

Mommy and Me Fall 2014 - Portledge School
Through December 08, 2014 - Locust Valley

Mothers and their little ones will have a real bonding experience as they participate in Mommy and Me classes at the Portledge School.

Mommy & Me Pilates - Happy & Healthy Wellness Center
Through December 08, 2014 - Mineola

Come enjoy a moderate to strenuous workout with your baby safely at your side in this unique, uplifting Mommy & Me Pilates class. Awaken and strengthen your body while baby plays with you in a nurturing environment. Class runs through December 8.

The Eve of Porn: Linda Lovelace - Museum of Sex
Through December 09, 2014 - New York

In 1972, Deep Throat, the tale of a woman whose clitoris was located in the back of her throat, became a trailblazer of the pornographic genre. Performing acts of graphic sex on camera, including the signature act of "deep throating," Linda Lovelace, born Linda Boreman, became a household name. Considered "Porn Chic," screenings of Deep Throat were attended by celebrities from Jackie O to Jack Nicholson. Linda became both the girl everyone wanted to attend their party and the girl that everyone wanted to have sex with, a star studded list including Hugh Hefner, Ted Kennedy and Paul Newman.

“Past Traditions/New Voices in Asian Art” Exhibition - Hofstra University Museum, Emily Lowe Gallery
Through December 10, 2014 - Hempstead

This multi-media exhibition focuses on contemporary Asian artists from nations such as China, India, Japan, South Korea and Vietnam who demonstrate the mixing or juxtaposition of traditional Asian subject matter and techniques with modern Western influences, and will include works by Bari Kumar, Sun K. Kwak, Dinh Q. Le and Ai Weiwei. This exhibition is presented in association with the major international conference titled Asia Transforming: Old Values and New Presences to be held at Hofstra University. It runs through December 10.

ENRICHMENT AT QPAC! - Afterschool GLEE/DANCE Workshops - Queensborough Performing Arts Center
Through December 11, 2014 - Bayside

All Workshops are for ages: 8-13 Tuesdays - Singing with GLEE! Students learn pop and Broadway music arranged especially for this class, along with fabulous harmony and basic dance movements. This is not your stale, old, chorus ensemble. This is a course for the energetic, American Idol enthusiast. All levels accepted. An informal classroom demonstration will be held during the last week of class. Vocal warm-ups, diction exercises, proper breathing and posture are some of the singing mechanics covered in this workshop. Thursdays – Broadway DANCE! Most of our beloved musicals require performers to have a working knowledge of dance. Warm-ups, dance vocabulary, combinations and fully choreographed dance routines will all be covered in this workshop, to get you dancing in a few short weeks. Gain the necessary skills to be able to pick up choreography quickly. All levels accepted. An informal classroom demonstration will be held during the last week of class. Fall: 10-week session: Tuesdays, GLEE/VOCAL Workshop #1: September 30, 2014 – December 9, 2014 (skip 11/11) Thursdays, DANCE Workshop #1: October 2, 2014 – December 11, 2014 (skip 11/27) Fees: One course (1.5 hours/week for 10 weeks): $250 Two courses (3 hours/week for 10 weeks): $450

Larchmont Farmers' Market - Larchmont
Through December 13, 2014 - Larchmont

Fresh, local baked goods, artisinal bread, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, honey, fish, fruits, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, specialty foods, vegetables, yarns and fibers, and more.

Clay Art Center Offers Holiday Themed Mini classes for all levels. - Clay Art Center
Through December 13, 2014 - Port Chester

Topics will include making menorahs, candlesticks, ornaments, and jewelry as gifts and home decor. Offered weekly in November and December, these classes are appropriate for ages 14 and older. Participants have fun and get their hands dirty while exploring their inner artists and making gifts for loved ones. Mini classes include: Forever Ornaments - Saturday, Nov. 8, 1-4pm Menorahs - Saturday, Nov. 15, 1-4pm Candlesticks - Saturday, Nov. 22, 1-4pm Forever Ornaments - Saturday, Dec. 6, 1-4pm Pendant Bead Jewelry - Saturday, Dec. 13, 1-4pm Interested participants can find a full listing at clayartcenter.org. Stop by to find out more, take a tour, and meet teaching artists and residents. The goal of the center's classes is to offer a new way to express and engage in self discovery in a welcoming and supportive environment. The CLAY ART CENTER (CAC) is a 501(c)(3) not-profit organization whose mission is to kindle passion for the ceramic arts and to nurture a community in which that passion flourishes. Guided by a strong belief in the power of the arts to touch and enrich lives, for more than 50 years the Center has offered a stimulating space for studio practice, solo, and group exhibitions in its Gallery, artist residencies, and clay classes and workshops for adults and children. The Center has a very active community arts program and outreach to underserved communities throughout Westchester County. It is located at 40 Beech Street in Port Chester, and offers year-round, day, and evening classes and workshops for adults and children, artist studios, a gallery with changing exhibitions, and a pottery shop featuring handmade ceramic objects. The Gallery and shop are open Monday-Saturday, 10am-4pm.

Thread Lines - The Drawing Center
Through December 14, 2014 - New York

Featuring 16 contemporary artists who use textile in a variety of formats (embroidery, weaving, collage, and performance), this exhibition highlights the expressive and conceptual possibilities of line, with an emphasis on its making.

Playtime at the Zoo - Bergen County Zoo
Through December 15, 2014 - Paramus

Toddlers and their parent, grandparent, or caregivers can stop by the zoo's Education Discovery Lab to play with animal-themed toys, socialize, and meet a live animal at 11am. Held each Monday through Dec. 15. Free with zoo admission.

Playtime at the Zoo - Bergen County Zoo
Through December 15, 2014 - Paramus

Toddlers and their parent or caregivers are invited into the zoo's Education Discovery Lab to play with animal-themed toys, interact with other visitors, and meet a live animal at 11am. Each Monday through Dec. 15.

Open Houses for Toddlertime Nursery School - Toddlertime Nursery School
Through December 15, 2014 - New Canaan

Toddlertime is Giving Tours We invite you to come see our exciting classes in action, meet our teachers and hear from our Director, Carolyn Williams and ask questions regarding curriculum, schedules and enrichment programs. Toddlertime Nursery School provides innovative and active preschool and summer camp programs for children ages almost two until kindergarten in a secure and nurturing environment. Teachers are inspired to make the children’s learning experiences exciting and extraordinary. All Scheduled tours begin at 9:30am: 2's November 12th and December 4th 3's November 19th All Ages December 10th Please email or call to schedule a tour.

Transit Tots - New York Transit Museum
Through December 18, 2014 - Boerum HIll

Stories, games and surprises for the youngest transportation fans with Educator Polly Desjarlais. Every Thursday at 10:15, except September 25 and November 27.

Mommy and Me Story Time - Happy & Healthy Wellness Center
Through December 18, 2014 - Mineola

Classes will be led by certified teachers, health and parent coaches. Children will be able to listen to seasonally appropriate stories. They will also be able to browse through books, play with toys, and listen to music.

LEGO Club & Board Games - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Libary, Village Branch
Through December 19, 2014 - Haverstraw

Kids ages 4-12 are invited to build with the library's Legos, play checkers, chess, Candyland, Trouble, Perfection, and more.

Shake it up Baby Percussion - Juguemos A Cantar
Through December 19, 2014 - Park Slope

Join this weekly percussion-based sing-along featuring pre-school tunes, several instruments, and games. The event is created to increase verbal, emotional, and spatial intelligence, while also improving body movement and coordination. The songs are geared toward babies and toddlers for an age-appropriate, educational, and fun experience. Admission includes play space time from 9am-12pm.

Stuffscapes - Pelham Art Center
Through December 20, 2014 - Pelham

Stuffscapes, a six-person outdoor exhibition with sculptures made from diverse materials such as cast metal, repurposed wood, and found objects, demonstrates commitment to material engagement while exploring a dialog of personal and cultural significance of the sculptural object. Stuffscapes is a six-person outdoor sculpture exhibition in the courtyard. The six sculptors, David Alban, Margaret Coleman, Stephen Eakin, Liz Ensz, Coral Lambert, and James Lentz each present a new sculpture that explores the significance of an object in relationship to permanence and temporality, our cultural perspective on the environment, and the materials we use. From cast metal to repurposed wood and found objects, the show reflects a broad span of materials exploring the continuum from which all manmade materials are ultimately derived from an organic natural resource. It further explores the relationship between the natural process of geological evolution that creates our natural materials and the artists' interventions that mold and shape them for cultural purposes. With each sculpture, the show strives to present an object of cultural significance that considers the resources we have, and uses them in new and exciting ways. On view through Dec. 20. The opening reception will be part of ArtsFest on Sept. 27, and will include a community aluminum pour organized by the Stuffscapes artists. See the sculptures, meet the artists, carve your own wall tile, and watch it be poured in aluminum. (Cost is $20 to make a tile). Curated by ArtShape Mammoth. Pelham Art Center, 155 Fifth Ave., Pelham, NY 10803. 914-738-2525. [email protected] Directions: Located 5 blocks from the Hutchinson Parkway exit 12 and 2 blocks from the Metro North Pelham stop. These events and programs are made possible, in part, by the ArtsWestchester with funds from Westchester County Government. Pelham Art Center also receives funding from New York State Council on the Arts, A State Agency; Westchester Jewish Community Services; hibu; Nurses Network of America; Town of Pelham; New Rochelle Campership Fund; Bistro Rollin; Robin's Art+Giving; Nycon; Junior League of Pelham, Prospect Hill Lunchtime Enrichment; Strypemonde Foundation; Mark Link Insurance; Broadway Electric, Owen Berkowitz; Members; and Annual Fund Donors.

The Emperor's New Clothes/The Snow Queen - Puppetworks
Through December 21, 2014 - Park Slope

Puppetworks is pleased to announce the Fall presentation in its Brooklyn theatre: “THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES” and “THE SNOW QUEEN,” two classic Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen, for ages 3 and up. Adapted for the Marionette stage by Puppetworks’ Artistic Director, Nicolas Coppola, “THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES” tells the tale of a vain Emperor who buys a set of ‘invisible’ clothes, only to march down the street in his underwear. It is accompanied by music of Dmitri Shostakovich. “THE SNOW QUEEN” (source story for Disney’s ‘Frozen’) is the story of a mysterious lady who throws ice into the heart of a boy so that he becomes cold and mean. The story is accompanied by Norwegian Folk Songs and other music from Norway’s great composer, Edvard Grieg.

"The Love Note" - Actor's Temple Theater
Through December 21, 2014 - Midtown

The Love Note musical follows young Jessie on a spirited journey at a new school, where she attempts to navigate the lunchroom bullies, a new crush and learning how to stand up for herself. With a lively cast of characters and a rousing score, The Love Note explores the trials of being ‘the new kid’, learning the ropes of self-reliance and survival techniques that carry into adulthood.
Wacky bookworms, menacing bullies and up-and-coming ‘tween fashionistas drive a fast-paced narrative, all under the watchful eye of a soup-ladle wielding lunch lady. Jessie’s lonely school lunches are heartened by the tiny pink love note her mother packs into her brown paper bag each day, but once chief-bully Brittany bites into her snatched sandwich, Jessie knows she is in trouble. Working out challenges with her magical friend Airy, together they concoct a spicy strategy to help Jessie stand up for her lunch.

Yoga with Alexis - Happy & Healthy Wellness Center
Through December 22, 2014 - Mineola

Alexis' yoga classes are open to all levels of practice. She will guide you through a full hour of vinyasa flow while offering various modifications of each pose for those who are beginners as well as for those who prefer more of a challenge. Please note that space is limited and pre-registration is required for either a series or single class at least 24 hours in advance.

Grow NYC: Elmhurst Greenmarket - Elmhurst Hospital
Through December 23, 2014 - Elmhurst

Enjoy this market located along an entrance to Elmhurst hospital, which offers a variety of local produce, orchard fruit, picked at its peak of ripeness, hearty vegetables grown in the nutrient-rich soil of Orange County's "Black Dirt" region, and freshly baked bread, pastries and granola. The market, which is open on Tuesdays thru December 23, promotes healthy living, offering recipes and cooking demonstrations to entice even the most timid of eaters and home cooks.

Mommy & Me Class - Prenatal Yoga Center
Through December 23, 2014 - Upper West Side

This program helps strengthen, the spiritual, emotional, and physical bond between parent and child. Using interactive, slow-moving postures the class is ideal for mommies and babies 4 weeks to crawling. Class also includes infant massage and various exercises that assist the development of your child's motor skills. Mommy and Me Yoga will help carry you smoothly through the busy early months of caring for a new baby. Please note that we are a 1 flight walk up, and someone is always at the studio to help you carry your stroller.

'The North Pole Adventure' a DreamWorks DreamPlace at Westchester's Ridge Hill - Westchester's Ridge Hill - Yonkers
Through December 24, 2014 - Yonkers

This interactive holiday experience is designed by Westchester's Ridge Hill and DreamWorks Animation to revolutionize a visit to Santa and eliminate long waiting lines. The walk-through starts with Shrek, ends with Santa, and seamlessly blends storytelling with cutting-edge technology. The unique, family adventure will culminate in a private, personalized meeting with Santa, complete with photos in the classic style. Bonus: no long lines! Families will be able to schedule visits through a dedicated smartphone app seven days a week, beginning Thursday, Nov. 6 through Wednesday, Dec. 24. About Westchester's Ridge Hill Westchester's Ridge Hill is a regional destination for the very best shopping, dining, and entertainment Westchester has to offer. Patterned after a classic downtown with a lush town square, it features a children's play area, dancing fountains, and a trolley - the Westchester's Ridge Hill Express. Shopping, dining, and entertainment options at Ridge Hill include National Amusements Showcase Cinema de Lux - a 12-screen movie theater featuring a restaurant, bar, and children's playroom, REI, and Dick's Sporting Goods, and Lord & Taylor, as well as popular brands and retailers like Apple, The Art of Shaving, Auntie Anne's Pretzels, Bath & Body Works, Bonefish Grill, Brio Tuscan Grille, Brooks Brothers Flatiron Shop, Charming Charlie, The Cheesecake Factory, Clarks, Desigual, Express, Elevation Burger, Francesca's Collections, Gap, GapKids, Guitar Center, Havana Central, H&M, LA Fitness, Lefteris Gyro, The Limited, LL Bean, Old Navy, Orvis, Pandora, Republic of Couture, Sephora, South Moon Under, Subway, Sur La Table, Texas de Brazil, TJ Maxx, Vera Bradley, Verizon/Go Wireless, Victoria's Secret, White House/Black Market, Whole Foods Market, and Yard House. LegoLand Discovery Center, Haagen-Dazs, and a two-level UNIQLO are now open. Located at Exit 6A off the New York State Thruway and at the Tuckahoe Road West exit from the Sprain Brook Parkway, the shopping and dining haven is easily accessible to millions of Westchester, Putnam, and Metropolitan-area residents and visitors. Westchester's Ridge Hill features 160,000 square feet of office space - approximately 110,000 square feet of which is occupied by WESTMED Medical Group, as well as an urgent care center. Learn more at westchestersridgehill.com.

Photos with Santa at The Westchester Mall - The Westchester Mall
Through December 24, 2014 - White Plains

Santa Claus is taking up residence at The Westchester Mall Nov. 6 through Dec. 24. Stop in and have your photo taken with the jolly man himself. View Santa's schedule at simon.com/mall/the-westchester/stream/photos-with-santa-2102180. You can even bring your furry friends to have their holiday photo taken with Santa 7-8pm Nov. 25 and Dec. 16. (All animals must be on a leash or in a cage.)

Photos with Santa at The Galleria at White Plains - The Galleria at White Plains
Through December 24, 2014 - White Plains

Santa Claus is coming to town! Stop in and have your photo taken with the jolly man himself. View Santa's schedule at simon.com/mall/the-galleria-at-white-plains/stream/photos-with-santa-2102580.

Ossining Farmers' Market - Ossining
Through December 27, 2014 - Ossining

Fresh, local baked goods, artisinal bread, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fish, fruit, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

NEW Kids Baking Classes at Crave.it - Crave.it Italian Bakery & Cafe
Through December 27, 2014 - New York

Chef Alejandro Quinones hosts classes for young food enthusiasts, featuring a behind-the-scenes look at a working bakery kitchen, dessert decorating, and a story-time reading of an Italian children’s cooking-themed story translated into English. Together with Chef Quinones kids will create and design a smiley face gelato dessert and assemble a mignon.

Anita & Gina Marie's BRUNCH Spectacular! presented by The Haus of Mimosa & KTCHN Restaurant - KTCHN
Through December 28, 2014 - New York

$25.00 Bottomless Mimosa Brunch!! The highly acclaimed KTCHN Restaurant (located at THEOUT NYC) partners with The Haus of Mimosa to bring you The Haus of Mimosa's Brunch Spectacular with Aunt Anita & Aunt Gina Marie at your favorite Sunday Brunch spot. Sunday Brunch, two shows 12:00 & 2:00 KTCHN 508 W. 42nd street NY,NY 10036 212-868-2999 www.KTCHNNYC.com **Reservations highly recommended** Join the fabulous, over the top, one-time JCPenny Model Anita M. Buffem (Travis Barr) & her 3rd best friend, the over-worked mother of two Gina Marie Rittale (Steven Incammicia) as these two “gals” from Astoria Queens coffee-talk their way through gut-busting and live sung musical numbers. Being compared to everything from "Absolutely Fabulous" and "Mama's Family" to "The Muppets" and SNL's "Coffee Talk" this character comedy duo is not to be missed. A large catalogue of music that highlights live vocals, pee your pants comedy along with a Bloody Mary Bar with everything you need for the perfect brunch beverage and Chef Dale Schnell's amazing menu will have you skipping church every Sunday! For more information about The Haus of Mimosa visit www.TheHausofMimosa.com and be sure to subscribe to their new video series "The Real Hauswives of Queens" at www.youTube.com/SundayMorningMimosa

Meet the Animals - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Wildlife Education Center
Through December 28, 2014 - Cornwall

Join a museum educator to meet the live "animal of the week" each Saturday and Sunday. Families can learn characteristics of the animal and how it came to live at the nature center. Afterward, check out the nature center's current Mastodon and Brook Trout exhibits. Nature Center hours are Friday through Sunday, 12-4pm.

Sunday Story Time in Mr. Morgan’s Library - The Morgan Library & Museum
Through December 28, 2014 - Murray Hill

Drop-in to the Morgan for a special story time featuring knights in armor, fearless horses, princesses, and kings. Appropriate for ages 2 and older.

Expanded Manor House and Garden Tour Schedule - Bayard Cutting Arboretum State Park
Through December 28, 2014 - Oakdale

Tours are led by trained docents and last approximately an hour and a half. Private group tours of ten (10) or more can also be arranged. Advanced registration is recommended by calling the park directly at 631-581-1002 with payment due upon arrival. Registration is accepted the day of the tour, on a first come basis, and is limited to 15 people. The Bayard Cutting Arboretum, located in Great River, was the former country estate of William Bayard Cutting and his family. Westbrook, their 68-room American Tudor style country home, was built in 1886. The home has magnificent fireplaces, elegant paneled rooms, exquisite carving and woodworking, many original fixtures and furnishings, and beautiful stained-glass windows created by the firm of Louis Comfort Tiffany. The Manor House is situated on almost 700 acres of landscape, originally designed by Frederick Law Olmstead, which includes sweeping views of the Connetquot River. September 11-December 28, 2014.

The Faux Sho' - Islip Art Museum
Through December 28, 2014 - East Islip

Curated by Beth Giacummo. Reception on November 9th from 1-4 pm.

Story Garden - Mimi for Me Yoga Studio
Through December 29, 2014 - Jackson Heights

Story Garden is a musical storytime for toddlers 0-4, led by Miss Alexia and her magic ukulele. Every Monday. Sign-up required.

Snug Bug Babywearing and Pregnancy Fitness - Happy & Healthy Wellness Center
Through December 29, 2014 - Mineola

Bring your baby or toddler (and carrier / wrap)or pregnant belly and come workout. Bond with your child and meet other moms, all while getting your sweat session in for the day!

ZERO Film Program - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through December 30, 2014 - New York

Screened in conjunction with "ZERO: Countdown to Tomorrow, 1950s-60s", this film program features artist documentaries, providing an expanded look at the ZERO network and the process that the artists employed.

Radio City Christmas Spectacular - Radio City Music Hall
Through December 31, 2014 - New York

You and your loved ones will be immersed in the warmth and magic of Christmas in a way that only Radio City can deliver as scenery extends beyond the stage transforming the interior of the Music Hall into a magical canvas. Expect to be awed vis a vis digital projections coupled with the world's largest flown indoor LED screen. Fan-favorites including "New York at Christmas," where the Rockettes board a real double-decker bus and the high-energy tap number, "Twelve Days of Christmas." Of course, beloved classics like "The Parade of the Wooden Soldiers" and "The Living Nativity" will also be back. Visit website for playing schedule and to reserve tickets.

Working Below Decks - Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Through December 31, 2014 - New York

Operating the aircraft carrier Intrepid required the skills of 3,000 men, many of whom worked below decks -- far from the excitement of the Flight Deck. In this pop-up exhibit, the Intrepid Museum will highlight a few of these occupations through original ship's equipment that has never before been on public display. Among the equipment to be showcased is a vintage laundry press, illustrating the demanding task of keeping the crew looking clean and pressed to Navy standards. These authentic pieces of equipment reveal the behind-the-scenes occupations that were essential to the operation of Intrepid.

Indoor Play - Powerplay
Through December 31, 2014 - 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.

Arty Facts - Brooklyn Museum
Through December 31, 2014 - Prospect Heights

Children ages 4-7 and their adult friends explore the galleries, enjoy a family activity, and make their own art in this 90-minute class, each one a variation on a monthly theme. On hiatus until October 2014.

Meerkats - Maritime Aquarium
Through December 31, 2014 - Norwalk

Meerkats are members of the mongoose family that live in social ?mobs? in the Kalahari Desert, in the southern African nations of Botswana and South Africa. No mere cats, meerkats are fascinating for living in structured but cooperative societies, including a foraging strategy where adults take turns standing guard upright on their hind feet, watching for predators, while the others eat. The meerkats? exhibit offers opportunities for climbing, digging and exploring, with several feeding locations to keep them on the alert for incoming crickets. A viewing bubble lets visitors pop up right among the meerkats. February 1-December 31, 2014.

World Brooklyn - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through December 31, 2014 - Crown Heights

Kids can visit examples of stores they might find in some of Brooklyn's ethnic pockets: a Chinese stationary store, a Mexican bakery, a West African import store, to name a few, which are modeled after real Brooklyn businesses. There's also an international grocery store and a replica of the famous L&B Spumoni pizzeria from Bensonhurst.

Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt - Brooklyn Museum
Through December 31, 2014 - Brooklyn

An exhibition exploring the roles of cats, lions, and other feline creatures in Egyptian mythology, kingship, and everyday life. From domesticated cats to mythic symbols of divinities, felines played an important role in ancient Egypt imagery for thousands of years. Now, nearly thirty diverse representations of felines from the world-famous Egyptian holdings of the Brooklyn Museum will be on view.

Up 4 Art - Staten Island Children's Museum
Through December 31, 2014 - Staten Island

Kids create a different art project each week.

Kidz Cook - Staten Island Children's Museum
Through December 31, 2014 - Staten Island

Kids make and eat a different dish from around the world each week.

Forest Hills Greenmarket - Forest Hills (outside Post Office)
Through December 31, 2014 - Forest Hills

Features fresh, locally-grown vegetables, orchard fruit, nuts, coffee, berries, potted plants, flowers, honey, fresh seafood, breads, pastries, and more. This market is now open Sundays year-around.

Jackson Heights Greenmarket - Travers Park
Through December 31, 2014 - Jackson Heights

Located in one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the city, the recently expanded Jackson Heights Greenmarket is the largest and busiest Greenmarket in Queens. Wrapping around the edge of Travers Park, this bustling Sunday market draws a large crowd of families, long-time residents and young couples who come out to shop, enjoy the lively scene, and meet and greet their neighbors. The Friends of Travers Park designated 78th a "playstreet" where they host family-friendly events each Sunday adjacent to the market. Reflecting the culinary diversity of the neighborhood, the Jackson Heights market offers a broad selection of vegetables, fruit, eggs, fish, honey, chicken and specialty Mexican produce.

Try It Tuesdays - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through December 31, 2014 - Crown Heights

Children explore, learn, and discover as they try out science, art, and language in fun and exciting ways.

Open Play and Private Play - Extreme Kids and Crew/AMP Space
Through December 31, 2014 - Red Hook

Extreme Kids and Crew offer a safe sensory playspace where parents/caregivers and children with special needs (particularly those with sensory and Autism-related conditions can gather to play, teach, learn, sing, sprawl, and be comfortable Children can experiment with different swings, snuggle up on beanbags and foofs, climb the cargo net, make art at the art table, meet new friends, and hideaway in a tent.

Art Kids - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through December 31, 2014 - Crown Heights

Preschoolers discover the artistic process and develop art skills through a different activity each Friday.

Nature Tots - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through December 31, 2014 - Crown Heights

Preschoolers will learn about the living and nonliving things that coexist with people, and the importance of being a steward of the environment. They will meet an animal, plant or mineral from the Museum's collection.

Behind the Screen - Museum of the Moving Image
Through December 31, 2014 - Astoria

The core exhibition of the Museum, a one-of-a-kind experience that immerses visitors in the creative and technical process of producing, promoting, and presenting films, television shows, and digital entertainment. Occupying 15,000 square feet of the Museum's second and third floors, the exhibition reveals the skills, material resources, and artistic decisions that go into making moving images. Behind the Screen also introduces visitors to the history of the moving image, from nineteenth-century optical toys to the present-day impact of digital tools on film editing and post-production. Children under the age of fourteen must be accompanied by an adult of eighteen years or older. Artifacts: The exhibition incorporates approximately 1,400 artifacts from the Museum's collection of the material culture of the moving image. These include historic film and television cameras, projectors, television sets, sound recording equipment, costumes, set design sketches and models, make-up, fan magazines, posters, and an outstanding collection of licensed merchandise?dolls, toys, board games, lunch boxes, and more. The Museum has also been a pioneer in collecting video arcade and console games, which are on exhibit and available for play by visitors. Recently acquired objects on view include makeup used on the stars of Sex in the City, a mechanical prop designed by Mike Marino for a climactic scene in Black Swan, and molds and prototypes produced during the creation of a King Kong action figure. Computer-based interactive experiences: Visitors may record their own movements as a sequence of still photographs that can be printed out and made into a flipbook; create their own stop-motion animations, which they can save and email; record their voices over dialogue from a film, following the same procedure that actors use when dubbing their lines in post-production; choose sound effects to add to the images of well-known movies and television shows; add music to scenes from movies, and to experience how music affects mood and tone. Audio-visual material: Behind the Screen includes nearly four hours of audio-visual material that ranges from film clips related to the artifacts on display; projections of the earliest kinetoscope films, The Great Train Robbery, and selections from The Jazz Singer and Nanook of the North, all of which bring key moments in film history vividly to life; special videos, including The First Movies about Etienne Jules Marey and Chuck Workman's Precious Images; and a simulation of a live TV control room, taking visitors inside the room where director Bill Webb called the shots for the broadcast of a game between the New York Mets and San Diego Padres. Commissioned artworks: Artworks created especially for incorporation into Behind the Screen are Tut's Fever by Red Grooms and Lysiane Luong, a real movie theater equipped for video that seats thirty-five; TV Lounge by Jim Isermann, an environment resembling a 1960s living room; and Feral Fount by Gregory Barsamian, a stroboscopic zoetrope using 97 sculptures rotating on an armature to create a short animation.

Jazzed! The Changing Beat of 125th Street - Children's Museum of Manhattan
Through December 31, 2014 - Upper West Side

Immerse yourself in the toe-tapping, original sound of American jazz as the Children's Museum of Manhattan and the National Jazz Museum in Harlem present this all-new exhibit celebrating the rich history and lasting legacy of jazz during the famed Harlem Renaissance. Enter the intimate "jazz club" and listen to the warm sounds of Ella Fitzgerald; make your way to the "theater" and try out Bill "Bojangles" Robinson's famous stair dance; and meet Duke Ellington and his famous jazz orchestra in the "ballroom." Through special daily and weekly programs and demonstrations, families have the opportunity to construct Big Band-era style instruments, make wearable tap shoes, create record covers using vintage jazz albums, record their own rendition of an Ella tune and learn the Lindy Hop. A combination of daily live piano presentations by young musicians and weekly live performances by leading jazz artists and dance companies will allow families to experience how this genre continues to influence culture today.

Farmer's Market - Grand Army Plaza
Through December 31, 2014 - Park Slope

Founded in 1989, Grand Army Plaza is Greenmarket's flagship Brooklyn market, and the second largest market in the program, behind Union Square. Located at the northwest entrance to beautiful Prospect Park? and just steps from the Brooklyn Public Library, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. This community destination brings together a mix of shoppers from the nearby neighborhoods of Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Crown Heights, and beyond. Runners, dog-walkers, families, singles and foodies all converge to buy from the huge array of farm fresh products, and to participate in the programming and cooking demonstrations that take place every Saturday all year long. Open year-round.

Mt. Kisco Farmers' Market - St. Marks Church
Through December 31, 2014 - Mt. Kisco

Includes fresh, wholesome food and a large selection of natural items - soaps, lotions, candles, knitted items, lavender and more. The market is managed by Sandra Lena of John Boy's Farm. Each week the Market will feature a local chef preparing the "$5 Slow Food Local Harvest Meal" using the freshest local ingredients. Bring the family and enjoy!

Pump It Up's Sensory Friendly Bounce Time - Pump It Up Norwalk
Through December 31, 2014 - Norwalk

No loud music or flashing lights -- just lots of fun bouncing, jumping and sliding. Tuesdays and Saturdays, through December 31.

IMPROV 4 KIDS - Broadway Comedy Club
Through December 31, 2014 - Midtown

Enjoy hilarious interactive Musical Comedy based on audience participation and suggestions.

Making Space - Stepping Stones Museum
Through December 31, 2014 - Norwalk

Children have an amazing sense of play, imagination, discovery, creativity and problem-solving. When given simple materials, their ideas can be brought to life in the form of artistic and useful inventions. Just think about how much fun your children have with a cardboard box at home – it becomes a car, a boat, an island, a time travel machine, a cave and on and on. In the spirit of our ongoing mission of lifelong learning, Making Space encourages creative experimentation and play. Oct 1- December 31.

Join the Quest! - Stepping Stones Museum
Through December 31, 2014 - Norwalk

In this fun and interactive exhibit you will learn about energy – what it is, where it comes from, how we use it and why it's so important to use it wisely. See for yourself how simple actions can make a big difference for families, communities and the planet. October 1-December 31, 2014.

Animal Feeding at Earthplace - Earthplace
Through January 01, 2015 - Westport

Ever wonder what you feed a turkey vulture? Curious about how a box turtle chews with no teeth? Join Earthplace staff in the Animal Hall and Connecticut Birds of Prey exhibit for scheduled feeding times. Earthplace staff will be able to answer all your questions while giving each of the animals their daily meal. On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays watch the animals in Animal Hall get fed. On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays it's time to feed the Birds of Prey. The activity takes place year-round.

Silver Penny Photography Show - Oscar's Deli
Through January 01, 2015 - Westport

Westport photographer Irene Penny of Silver Penny Photography presents her vivid local beach scenes and playful children's portraits at Oscar's Deli. On view November 1-January 1, 2015.

Playing with Fire: Political Interventions, Dissident Acts, and Mischievous Actions - El Museo Del Barrio
Through January 03, 2015 - New York

Tracing the founding of El Museo del Barrio by Raphael Montanez Ortiz at the end of the 60s, an era of social unrest and radical activism in the United States as well as throughout the Americas, the works in this exhibition target colonialism, imperialism, urban neglect, and cultural hegemony with a vast array of weapons, including irreverence and humor.

Dance & Fashion - Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology
Through January 03, 2015 - New York

An exploration of the relationship between two great embodied art forms: dance and fashion. Dance has utilized a wide variety of costumes, including contemporary fashions, to identify different characters, but there are also certain iconic styles, which represent a dance more abstractly. Tutus and pointe shoes, for example, are integral to the image and movements of the ballerina, just as leotards and tights are associated with the modern dancer.

Gilded New York - Museum of the City of New York
Through January 04, 2015 - New York

Inaugurating the Museum's Tiffany & Co. Foundation Gallery, Gilded New York explores the city's visual culture at the end of the 19th century, when its elite class flaunted their money as never before. In New York, this era was marked by the sudden rise of industrial and corporate wealth, amassed by such titans as Cornelius Vanderbilt and Jay Gould, who expressed their high status through extravagant fashions, architecture, and interior design. The exhibition presents a lavish display of some 100 works, including costumes, jewelry, portraits, and decorative objects, all created between the mid-1870s and the early 20th century. The dazzling works in the exhibition will illuminate an era when members of the new American aristocracy often displayed their wealth in storied balls in Fifth Avenue mansions and hotels. It was a time when New York became the nation's corporate headquarters and a popular Ladies' Mile of luxury retail establishments and cultural institutions helped launch the city to global prominence.

Body Worlds: Pulse - Discovery Times Square
Through January 04, 2015 - New York

The newest in the renowned BODY WORLDS series, which has presented the human body in groundbreaking ways for discovery to more than 36 million people around the world.

Picturing Science: Museum Scientists and Imaging Technologies - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 04, 2015 - New York

More than 20 sets of large-format images showcase the wide range of research being conducted at the Museum as well as how various optical tools are used in scientific studies.

Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 04, 2015 - Upper West Side

Discover a world where pterosaurs soared overhead in this exciting new exhibition. A diverse group with more than 150 known species ranging from the size of a sparrow to that of a fighter jet, pterosaurs appeared 220 million years ago and survived for more than 150 million years before becoming extinct. What sets them apart from their dinosaur contemporaries is their adaptation for flying, a unique trait visitors will explore through multiple interactive exhibits. Visitors can also investigate pterosaur models, casts, and fossils and find out how these extraordinary ancient vertebrates moved on land and in the air, how they hunted, and what scientists are discovering about them today. Visitors will also glimpse the pterosaurs' ancient world in a dramatic diorama re-creating an inland sea in Brazil where pterosaurs, fishes, crocodiles, and other species co-existed millions of years ago.

Crossing Brooklyn: Art from Bushwick, Bed-Stuy, and Beyond - Brooklyn Museum
Through January 04, 2015 - Brooklyn

The Brooklyn Museum continues its long tradition of focusing on Brooklyn-based artists with a major survey featuring more than 100 works by 35 artists or artist groups who live and/or work in Brooklyn. The exhibit features work in virtually every medium, including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, installation, video, and performance. While most of the exhibition takes place in the galleries and on the grounds of the Brooklyn Museum, there is also programming off-site in the streets, waterways, and other public spaces of Brooklyn.

Marvel's AVENGERS S.T.A.T.I.O.N. - Discovery Times Square
Through January 04, 2015 - New York

A completely immersive experience that brings visitors into the world of The AVENGERS. Visitors of all ages are granted S.H.I.E.L.D. access to the official S.T.A.T.I.O.N. headquarters and taken deep into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Here visitors will have open access to a vast array of intelligence files, classified studies and experiments that explores the history and scientific origins of Marvel's The Avengers. Visitors will also be given unprecedented access to some of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s most highly guarded artifacts such as Captain America's Birth Pod, the Tesseract Portal Device, Loki's Sceptre, a hermetically sealed Chitauri and more, recovered after the Battle of New York.

Nam June Paik: Becoming Robot - Asia Society and Museum
Through January 04, 2015 - New York

Nam June Paik (1932-2006) was a visionary artist, thinker, and innovator. Considered the "father of video art," his groundbreaking use of video technology blurred past distinctions between science, fine art, and popular culture. He created a new visual language using mediums previously associated with mass entertainment and scientific discovery. "Nam June Paik: Becoming Robot" illustrates modern society's relationship with technology through one artist's perspective, and creates a space for visitors to explore the central role technology will continue to play in art and culture for future generations.

The Katonah Museum of Art presents Lethal Beauty: Samurai Weapons and Armor - Katonah Museum of Art
Through January 04, 2015 - Katonah

The striking duality of deadly weaponry forged with artistic beauty is on full display in "Lethal Beauty: Samurai Weapons and Armor." With 63 works by master craftsmen from the 13th to 20th centuries, the exhibition features five full sets of armor, masks, helmets, and warrior hats. Remarkable weapons include long and short swords, daggers, and examples of early Japanese rifles. The exhibition also showcases a pair of 17th-century folding screens by a Kano school artist, depicting battle scenes from the famous Tale of the Heike, one of the greatest warrior epics in Japanese literature that marks the dawn of samurai honor, valor, and fortitude. On view from Oct. 12, 2014 through Jan. 4, 2015. In the Beitzel and Righter Galleries.

AVENGERS S.T.A.T.I.O.N.: The Exhibition - Discovery Times Square
Through January 04, 2015 - Times Square

Marvel's AVENGERS S.T.A.T.I.O.N. The Exhibition (Scientific Training and Tactical Intelligence Operative Network) is a completely immersive experience that brings visitors into the world of The AVENGERS. Visitors of all ages are granted S.H.I.E.L.D. access to the official S.T.A.T.I.O.N. headquarters and taken deep into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Here visitors will have open access to a vast array of intelligence files, classified studies and experiments that explores the history and scientific origins of Marvel's The Avengers. Visitors will also be given unprecedented access to some of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s most highly guarded artifacts such as Captain America's Birth Pod, the Tesseract Portal Device, Loki's Scepter, a hermetically sealed Chitauri and more, recovered after the Battle of New York. NASA, the Science & Entertainment Exchange (a program of the National Academy of Sciences), Neuroverse, and Thwacke are all collaborating on the Marvel's Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. Exhibition visitors will get the chance to map out the stars to find Asgard, learn to operate Iron Man's suit, witness the neurological effects of Bruce Banner's transformation into the Hulk, and physically test themselves against Captain America. Entry by timed ticket only

Assyria to Iberia at the Dawn of the Classical Age - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 04, 2015 - New York

This landmark exhibition traces - through some 260 works of art on loan from major collections in Western Europe, the Caucasus, the Middle East, North Africa, and the United States - the deep roots of interaction between the ancient Near East and the lands along the shores of the Mediterranean and their impact on the artistic traditions that developed in the region. Parallels will also be drawn between works in the exhibition and those in the Metropolitan Museum's permanent collection in the Department of Ancient Near Eastern Art.

The Crusader Bible: A Gothic Masterpiece - Morgan Library & Museum
Through January 04, 2015 - New York

The spectacular Crusader Bible is one of the greatest illuminated manuscripts in the world, renowned as much for its unrivalled and boldly colored illustrations as it is for its fascinating history.

Lights, Camera, Astoria! - The Museum of The Moving Image
Through January 04, 2015 - Astoria

This exhibition traces the fascinating history of the Astoria studio, which has been at the heart of filmmaking in New York City since 1920. The site was the East Coast home of Paramount Pictures in the silent and early talking-picture eras, a center for independent filmmaking in the 1930s, and the U.S. Army Pictorial Center from World War II into the Cold War. After falling into disrepair in the early 1970s, the site has become a thriving cultural hub that includes Kaufman Astoria Studios and Museum of the Moving Image.

American Museum of Natural History Presents: Lonesome George - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 04, 2015 - Upper West Side

A native of the Galapagos Islands and the last of his species, the Pinta Island tortoise known as Lonesome George became an international symbol of ever-increasing extinctions. When he died of natural causes in 2012, more than 40 years after being discovered on Pinta Island, the Museum worked with the Galapagos National Park Service, State University of New York College of Environmental Services and Forestry, the Galapagos Conservancy, and a team of master taxidermists to preserve Lonesome George for future generations. Before the tortoise is returned to Ecuador, he will be on exhibit here at the Museum for a limited time. Lonesome George is presented in collaboration with the Galapagos National Park Directorate and Galapagos Conservancy

Farmers, Warriors, Builders: The Hidden Life of Ants - Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
Through January 04, 2015 - New Haven

With complex and wildly diverse lifestyles, ants are everywhere, living lives mostly hidden from plain sight. The exhibit highlights the lives of ants—hunting, communicating, dealing with disease and agriculture—and chronicles the work of entomologists in the field today. In addition to the large-scale color photographs, the exhibition features hands-on displays, including oversized ant models, and you'll come face-to-face with beautiful insect fossils preserved in amber, ant predators, live ant colonies, and live antlions. Oct 1-Jan 4, 2015.

Traveling Exhibit- Native Voices: New England Tribal Families - Long Island Children's Museum
Through January 04, 2015 - Garden City

Explore five thriving New England communities as they work to balance cultural traditions with life in a modern world. The hands-on exhibit takes visitors through four New England seasons and shares stories, songs, and cultural materials that illustrate strong and enduring connections between tribes and their traditional homelands. Toboggan down a winter hill, learn about daily life at the Nuweetooun Tribal School, experience the sights and sounds of Pow Wow and explore a natural cranberry bog on Martha’s Vineyard! Experience these activities and many more in the new exhibit Native Voices. Native Voices was produced by Boston Children’s Museum All underlying materials, including all artwork and the use of Native Voices characters are used with permission of Boston Children’s Museum. Native Voices: New England Tribal Families is sponsored nationally by Ocean Spray™ and the National Endowment for the Humanities™. Local exhibit support provided by Astoria Bank (logo).

Lonesome George - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 04, 2015 - New York

More than 20,000 species of plants and animals around the world are currently under threat of extinction and hundreds vanish each year. We don't always know the exact time of extinction, but we do for the Pinta Island giant tortoise from the Galapagos Islands. On June 24, 2012, Lonesome George - the tortoise displayed at the Museum and the last known member of his species - died of natural causes.

Korean Ceramics from the Asia Society Museum Collection - Asia Society and Museum
Through January 04, 2015 - New York

The three ceramics on view in the Asia Society Visitor Center come from the Asia Society Museum Collection of Asian and Asian American art.

Plymptoons: Short Films and Drawings by Bill Plympton - Museum of the Moving Image
Through January 04, 2015 - Astoria

Nearly 40 original drawings by Plympton from his films offer a view into his creative process, and there will be continuous screenings of an hour-long selection of Plympton’s best short films, from 1987 to 2010.

Anonymous: Contemporary Tibetan Art - Queens Museum
Through January 04, 2015 - Queens

An exploration of changing attitudes towards self-expression, attribution, and identity in contemporary Tibetan art. Firmly established as well as emerging artists are featured, including Ang Sang, Benchung, Dedron, Gade, Jhamsang, Karma Phuntsok, Kesang Lamdark, Losang Gyatso, Marie-Dolma Chophel, Nortse, Palden Weinreb, Penba Wangdu, Phurba Namgay, Rabkar Wangchuk, Sherab Gyaltsen, Sodhon, Tanor, Tenzing Rigdol, Tsering Nyandak, Tsewang Tashi, Tsherin Sherpa, Tulku Jamyang, and anonymous contributors.

Sunday Brunch Overlooking Central Park - The Park Room - The Park Lane Hotel
Through January 04, 2015 - New York

The Park Room, located inside the Park Lane Hotel, a luxury New York City hotel with views of the skyline and Central Park, has introduced their new Sunday brunch specials. The menu offers an all inclusive brunch, including a breakfast buffet, selection of one hot entree, a dessert buffet, freshly brewed coffee and assorted teas and your choice of bottomless Mimosas or Bloody Mary's for $60. For children under the age of 12, the cost is $25.

Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 05, 2015 - New York

Discover a world where pterosaurs soared overhead in this exciting new exhibition. A diverse group with more than 150 known species ranging from the size of a sparrow to that of a fighter jet, pterosaurs appeared 220 million years ago and survived for more than 150 million years before becoming extinct. What sets them apart from their dinosaur contemporaries is their adaptation for flying, a unique trait visitors will explore through multiple interactive exhibits. Visitors can also investigate pterosaur models, casts, and fossils and find out how these extraordinary ancient vertebrates moved on land and in the air, how they hunted, and what scientists are discovering about them today. Visitors will also glimpse the pterosaurs' ancient world in a dramatic diorama re-creating an inland sea in Brazil where pterosaurs, fishes, crocodiles, and other species co-existed millions of years ago.

On Exhibit: Accused: Fairfield's Witchcraft Trials - Fairfield Museum and History Center
Through January 05, 2015 - Fairfield

Learn about the dramatic story of witchcraft trials that took place in Fairfield in the 1650s and 1690s through artist Jakob Crane graphic novel. September 25-January 5, 2015.

ZERO: Countdown to Tomorrow, 1950s-60s - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through January 07, 2015 - New York

The first large-scale historical survey in the United States dedicated to the German artist group Zero (1957-1966) and ZERO, an international network of artists that shared the group's aspiration to redefine and transform art in the aftermath of World War II. Featuring more than 30 artists from 9 countries, the exhibition will highlight the points of intersection, exchange, and collaboration that defined these artists' shared history.

This Leads to Fire: From Nonconfirmism to Global Capitalism, Selections from the Kolodzei Art Foundation Collection - Neuberger Museum of Art
Through January 07, 2015 - Purchase

The Kolodzei Art Foundation is one of the most extensive collections of nonconformist and contemporary Russian art in the world. This Leads to Fire will include works ranging from the 1950s through the period of Glasnost and contemporary art, and will be organized into five parts that explore the origins of nonconformist art, the developments of Moscow conceptualism and Sots Art, the influence of the Russian avant-garde in geometric abstraction, and the coercive legacy of Socialist Realism. The exhibition will familiarize viewers with an important and under-appreciated body of work, and demonstrate the challenges these artists still pose to both mainstream Russian culture and the globalized art world. The exhibition is curated by Sarah Warren, Assisant Professor of Art History at Purchase College, the State University of New York. September 15, 2014 through January 7, 2015.

Dance your Soul Mommy and Baby - Happy & Healthy Wellness Center
Through January 09, 2015 - Mineola

Come enjoy this class that gives moms a chance to bond with their little ones, get back in shape, and learn some slick new moves with the help of a professional dancer, choreographer and instructor. No dance experience necessary. Classes are designed to be fun, both for caregivers and babies. Runs through January 9, 2015.

Marisol: Sculptures and Works on Paper, 1955-1998 - El Museo Del Barrio
Through January 10, 2015 - New York

This retrospective project seeks to re-establish Marisol as a major figure in postwar American art while also fostering a broader understanding of her work. This exhibition and catalogue will provide a comprehensive look at Marisol's biography and career, placing her within a larger historical context, with 21 significant works - both sculptures and works on paper. Sculptures in the exhibition will range in date from 1955 to 1998 and will include examples of the various media Marisol used (bronze casting, wood carving,

ICELAND: Artists Respond to Place - Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
Through January 10, 2015 - New York

An exhibition focusing on the rich and complex relationship of contemporary Icelandic artists to the singular geography of their country - one of the most geologically dynamic places on earth. The exhibition features 12 of Iceland's leading contemporary artists whose works cover a broad range of formal approaches and mediums, including painting, photography, sculpture, site-specific wall drawings, and video installations.

Big Apple Circus: Metamorphosis - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Through January 11, 2015 - New York

Venture within the hubbub at the heart of Gotham, where the restless tide of humanity rushes through canyons of skyscrapers and shoals of billboards: The dog-walker, whose rowdy pups perform amazing tricks! Businesswomen who arrange to meet, soaring high above on a double trapeze! The rube, a clown-prince among peers, celebrating the mirth of life! Revelry at New Year's Eve, with teeter-board acrobats flying like fireworks! and a chic couple of wire-walkers suspended mid-air for the event! The humble repairman, climbing the ladder of his imagination! The mounted policewoman, directing a cavalcade of steeds! The flimflam man with his quicksilver moves! The food cart vendor, juggling his produce! Construction workers assembling athletic poses of incredible strength! The celebrated Big Apple Circus Band, under the baton of maestro Rob Slowik, provides the lively musical soundtrack, and your cosmopolitan Ringmaster, John Kennedy Kane, will conduct your tour through this luminous cityscape. Run away and join the Big Apple Circus this season for a dazzling, unforgettable spectacle of wonder, merriment and joy!

Beyond the Supersquare - Bronx Museum of The Arts
Through January 11, 2015 - Bronx

Beyond the Supersquare brings together a select group of contemporary artists whose insightful work addresses the remnants of the Modern Movement in Latin America and the Caribbean. While the exhibition will address how Modernism defined a number of decisive aspects related to contemporary architecture, urbanism, and art in Latin America, this exhibition will also examine the larger political and social underpinnings of these cultural and environmental developments. Through drawings, photography, sculpture, installation, and video, Beyond the Supersquare presents a series of responses to the aggressive rise of Latin America's urban centers and the ways in which they have evolved since the mid-twentieth century.

Durer, Rembrandt, Tiepolo: The Jansma Master Prints Collection from the Grand Rapids Art Museum - Museum of Biblical Art
Through January 11, 2015 - New York

Spanning five centuries, this exhibit features prints created by some of the most gifted artists of all time. Albrecht Durer's Engraved Passion, Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo's Flight into Egypt, and Max Pechstein's Lord's Prayer are featured alongside Old and New Testament themes by Rembrandt and a powerful Dead Christ with Angels by Manet. This singular collection highlights the enduring influence the Bible has had on centuries' worth of artists skilled in diverse media and varied techniques.

Rethinking the Garden Casita - Bronx Museum of The Arts
Through January 11, 2015 - Bronx

From Puerto Rico to the South Bronx, the casita, or "little house" in Spanish, is the social centerpiece and focal point of many community gardens. New York Restoration Project (NYRP), in partnership with the Urban Air Foundation, enlisted TEN Arquitectos and engineers at Buro Happold to rethink the traditional casita as a modular kit of parts. NYRP staff will work with members of the Willis Avenue Community Garden in Mott Haven, Bronx, to assemble the pilot structure in their garden in Spring 2014.

in print / imprint: works from the permanent collection - Bronx Museum of The Arts
Through January 11, 2015 - Bronx

Over the course of its 40-year history, the Bronx Museum has drawn together a significant collection of prints and graphic-art works, guided by its mission to give visibility to artists of African, Asian, and Latin American descent. For these artists, the print medium has been an invaluable tool for channeling their aesthetic and political concerns. Due to its mass reproducibility, economy, ease of distribution, and collaborative character, printmaking has long been considered a vehicle for social agency and has played a major role in politically mobilizing different communities and constituencies.

Here I Am: Photographs by Lisa Leone - Bronx Museum of The Arts
Through January 11, 2015 - Bronx

From Nas in the first studio recordings for what would become his iconic debut album Illmatic, to Snoop on the set of his first video, from ingenue Debi Mazar on the subway to Grandmaster Flash at a RockSteady reunion, Leone's photographs open portals to the sounds, places and, most importantly, the people who forged and continue to influence the energy that is hip hop.

A Certain Slant of Light: Spencer Finch - Morgan Library & Museum
Through January 11, 2015 - New York

American artist Spencer Finch (b. 1962) unveils a new, site-specific, large-scale installation inspired by the Morgan's great collection of medieval Books of Hours - beautiful, hand-painted works that served as personal prayer books for different times of the day and different periods of the year. Taking advantage of the Morgan's four-story, glass-enclosed Gilbert Court, Finch will apply films of color to the windows and hang additional glass panes in the center of the Court to create a kind of calendar based on the movement of the sun.

Grand Design: Pieter Coecke van Aelst and Renaissance Tapestry - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 11, 2015 - New York

The first major monographic exhibition devoted to the great 16th-century Netherlandish artist explores the artist's career and reunites many of the finest surviving drawings, panel paintings, and cartoon fragments from his hand with 19 of the spectacular Renaissance tapestries that were made to his designs.

Drawn to Language - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through January 11, 2015 - New York

Description: The Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMA) is pleased to announce Drawn to Language, on view in the Cynthia C. Wainwright Gallery. This exhibition brings together emerging and mid-career artists whose work relates to the material qualities of language. In Drawn to Language, words are given visual form. Letters, words, or phrases are transcribed, visualized, verbalized, symbolized, morphed into patterns, scrambled, or even erased. While the works in the exhibition vary conceptually – from amusing to political to philosophical – each work is defined by its use of words to create an image, a deeper meaning, or both. Visual artists have long been interested in the intersection between art and language. From ancient calligraphy to illuminated manuscripts, some of our oldest surviving texts are an amalgamation of these two forms of communication. Visual artists can be “drawn to language” in a variety of ways. Whether used for additional emphasis, to define pure meaning, to further a narrative, or simply to make a joke, language is an increasingly important element in visual art. The artists in this exhibition use new materials, processes and techniques to entice the viewer to examine language in new ways. Artists on view: Adam Ames, Erik Den Breejen, Anne Lise Coste, Jenny Holzer, Samual Jablon, Jack Pierson, Michael Scoggins, Gary Simmons, Leah Singer, and Hank Willis Thomas

Sebastiao Salgado: Genesis - International Center of Photography
Through January 11, 2015 - New York

The third long-term series on global issues by world-renowned photographer Sebastiao Salgado (born Brazil, 1944), following Workers (1993) and Migrations (2000). The result of an eight-year worldwide survey, the exhibition draws together more than 200 spectacular black-and-white photographs of wildlife, landscapes, seascapes, and indigenous peoples - raising public awareness about the pressing issues of environment and climate change.

Garden of Unearthly Delights - Japan Society
Through January 11, 2015 - New York

A monster tsunami uproots a city. Modern tough guys lock samurai-style in battle. Candy-colored streams of animals and flowers hyperpixilate. These dramatic visual moments are among many to be encountered in this exhibition. The featured artists Manabu Ikeda (b. 1973, Saga Prefecture), Hisashi Tenmyouya (b. 1966, Tokyo) and the art and technology collective teamLab (est. 2001) are today's takumi, or master artisans, taking pride in the execution of dense and precisely detailed works requiring time and contemplation to grasp. Their creative imaginations travel through time, finding inspiration in a range of styles; from medieval Buddhist paintings to contemporary anime and manga. Come stroll through their fantastical visions.

A Bible for Our Nation: American Bible Society, 1816-1830 - Museum of Biblical Art
Through January 11, 2015 - New York

Focusing on the founding of American Bible Society (ABS) and its early years as a national organization. Approximately 20 items will be on display, including copies of the first Scriptures published by ABS and copies of the earliest books to enter the ABS Library

Beyond the Classical: Imagining the Ideal Across Time - National Academy of Design Museum and School of Fine Arts
Through January 11, 2015 - New York

This exhibit demonstrates the ways in which classicism has been understood and expressed by artists for centuries, and the ways in which our response to classicism and classical subjects still resonates in the cultural dialogue and inspires art being produced today.

Drawn to Language - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through January 11, 2015 - Soho

Bringing together emerging and mid-career artists whose work relates to the material qualities of language, Drawn to Language gives words visual form. Letters, words, or phrases are transcribed, visualized, verbalized, symbolized, morphed into patterns, scrambled, or even erased. While the works in the exhibition vary conceptually ? from amusing to political to philosophical ? each work is defined by its use of words to create an image, a deeper meaning, or both. Visual artists have long been interested in the intersection between art and language. From ancient calligraphy to illuminated manuscripts, some of our oldest surviving texts are an amalgamation of these two forms of communication. Visual artists can be ?drawn to language? in a variety of ways. Whether used for additional emphasis, to define pure meaning, to further a narrative, or simply to make a joke, language is an increasingly important element in visual art. The artists in this exhibition use new materials, processes and techniques to entice the viewer to examine language in new ways. Artists on view: Adam Ames, Erik Den Breejen, Anne Lise Coste, Jenny Holzer, Samual Jablon, Jack Pierson, Michael Scoggins, Gary Simmons, Leah Singer, and Hank Willis Thomas

Big Apple Circus presents: 'Metamorphosis' - Lincoln Center
Through January 11, 2015 - Lincoln Square

Step right up and enter a magical world of Metamorphosis with this all-new show from NYC's hometown circus. Witness astonishing acts and startling transformations that transport you to a realm of enchantment under the Big Top! Appearing before your very eyes: The thrilling flyers of the trapeze, swooping and swirling through circus skies! The razzle-dazzle of the rolla-bolla, an act that teeters right on the edge of equilibrium! The dynamo of the diabolo, the whirling double?tops of the Big Top! An aerial space-age acrobatic adventure ? an ascent to amazement! The risky rhythms of the Risley team, twisting and turning, topsy-turvy! The cadenzas of camels and horses, and the exuberance of playful pooches, out to dazzle with delight! The cunning conjurors of the quick-change act, defying belief and inspiring awe! The incredible flexible limbs of the contortionist in an act that will literally bend your imagination! And Francesco the Clown, captivating the crowd with his musical merriment and gentle humor. Under the direction of maestro Rob Slowik, the renowned Big Apple Circus Band provides as always the live and glorious tunes of the sawdust spectacular. And finally, our irrepressible, magnificent Ringmaster, the illustrious and incomparable John Kennedy Kane will summon the spirits of the circus universe to immerse you in the wonder, the joy and the astounding magic of METAMORPHOSIS!

Gestures: The Designs of Wendell Castle and William Pedersen - National Academy of Design Museum and School of Fine Arts
Through January 11, 2015 - New York

Showcasing large-scale works by Wendell Castle and William Pedersen's Loop de Loop chair series, this exhibition explores the pivotal intersection of art and design.

The Discovery Museum presents 'CREATURES' - Discovery Museum
Through January 12, 2015 - Bridgeport

Colorful shapes and marks are incorporated into the whimsical designs in each piece of Susan Frey's artwork. The animals, insects and fish have been suspended between the real and imagined world, into playful compositions for the whole family to enjoy. Through January 12, 2015.

'Great White Shark' - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 15, 2015 - Upper West Side

Known mostly for being an ocean predator, the great white shark is misrepresented, misunderstood, and on the verge of extinction. This film explores the great white's place in our imaginations and in our fears while focusing on the plight of sharks around the world and the fate of sharks at the hands of the planet's greatest predator of all: humans. As the demand for shark fin soup rises, every year tens of millions of sharks are killed primarily for their fins. Some shark populations have been reduced by 99 percent, and many oceanic sharks face extinction.

The Heart Is Not a Metaphor - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through January 18, 2015 - New York

The first large-scale survey of Robert Gober's career to take place in the United States. Gober (American, b. 1954) rose to prominence in the mid-1980s and was quickly acknowledged as one of the most significant artists of his generation. Early in his career he made deceptively simple sculptures of everyday objects - beginning with sinks before moving on to domestic furniture such as playpens, beds, and doors. In the 1990s, his practice evolved from single works to theatrical room-sized environments.

Times Square, 1984: The Postmodern Moment - Skyscraper Museum
Through January 18, 2015 - New York City

Are you too young to remember New York thirty years ago? Then time travel to experience Times Square in the 1980s at The Skyscraper Museum's new exhibition. Or perhaps are you of an age that remembers 42nd Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues when even Rolling Stone Magazine called it "the sleaziest block in America"? Then revisit your youth and the wonderful world of urban design and architectural discourse c. 1984!

The Untamed Landscape: Theodore Rousseau and the Path to Barbizon - Morgan Library & Museum
Through January 18, 2015 - New York

Comprising 70 works from private and public collections, this exhibition considers Rousseau's wide-ranging achievements as a draftsman and his particular approach to the open-air oil sketch.

Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist - Queens Botanical Garden
Through January 18, 2015 - Flushing

From landscapes to portraits to modern abstraction, Elaine Hajian's work consistently expresses the artist's vision through myriad styles and mediums.

Strut: The Peacock and Beauty in Art - Hudson River Museum
Through January 18, 2015 - Yonkers

Strut: The Peacock and Beauty in Art explores our fascination with this most glamorous of birds, a symbol of vainglory and the darling of designers and painters. Strutting in its sapphire-blue and emerald-green feathers, the peacock symbolizes all things vain and beautiful in centuries of painting and sculpture, in books and myth, and on clothes that swirl and shine like the iridescent bird itself. Intrigued by the exotic art of Asia that prized and portrayed the peacock, Western artists and craftsmen chose the peacock as a multi-faceted motif for designs on canvas and for objets d'art in the home. The Hudson River Museum presents Strut: The Peacock and Beauty in Art from October 11, 2014 through January 18, 2015. Organized by the museum, it is the first scholarly survey of the peacock in art. Paintings and decorative objects for the home present concepts of beauty symbolized by the luxurious bird and its famous fan of feathers, from the 19th-century's Gilded Age and 1920s Art Nouveau and Art Deco, until Modernism's ethos of "less is more" caused a brief decline in the peacock's popularity. As the contemporary art world re-embraces beauty in a new "Gilded Age," the peacock struts its way back into the art world. Among the highlights of The Peacock in Beauty and Art are images of women bedecked in peacock feathers, such as Robert Henri's full-length portrait of Ruth St. Denis in the Peacock Dance, 1913; William Baxter Palmer Closson's Feeding the Peacocks, 1910; and Aubrey Beardsley's The Peacock Skirt, created for Oscar Wilde's Salome. The bird itself receives its own glamorous portraits in paintings like Louis Rhead's Peacocks, 1897; Jesse Arms Botkes' Black Peacock, c. 1930; and sculptures like Anna Hyatt Huntington's Peacocks Fighting, 1914. Peacock feathers are extracted into beguiling geometric patterns in the lamps of Louis Comfort Tiffany and gilded Crown Derby porcelains. The peacock also appears to whimsical effect in parade costumes, pictures of Elvis, strutting peacock-style, and images of silent-era Hollywood starlets ready for their close-ups. The peacock's origins as a bird of the Indian jungles comes to the fore in Charles R. Knight's (famed for his murals at the American Museum of Natural History) fearsome Bengal Tiger and Peacock, 1928. Contemporary artists show the peacock's gift of line: Laura Ball, Barbara Takenaga, and Federico Uribe find inspiration in the bird's striking feathers, brilliant coloration, and the sensuous s-curves of its body. Two Westchester-based artists highlighted in the show are Tricia Wright from Irvington, and Dillon Lundeen Goldschlag from Tarrytown. The exhibition includes works from more than three dozen museums, galleries, and private collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and Yale Center for British Art. Bartholomew F. Bland, the museum's director of curatorial affairs, and Laura L. Vookles, chief curator of collections, are co-curators for the exhibition, which is accompanied by a fully illustrated 200-page catalogue co-published by the museum and Fordham University Press, and distributed nationally by Oxford University Press. The exhibition and the accompanying catalog have been made possible by a generous grant from the Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz Foundation for the Arts, Inc.

Exhibit: The Pequot War and the Founding of Fairfield, 1637-1639 - Fairfield Museum and History Center
Through January 18, 2015 - Fairfield

A collaboration with the Mashantucket Pequot Museum, this exhibit presents the story of the Pequot War in 1637, which led to Fairfield becoming established as an English settlement. Learn about the final battle in Southport and explore the current archaeology that is uncovering new facts about this epic conflict. October 18-January 15, 2015.

Egon Schiele: Portraits - Neue Galerie
Through January 19, 2015 - New York

A major exhibition devoted to portraits created by Austrian artist Egon Schiele, whose work is central to the mission of the museum. The Neue Galerie holds the finest collection of paintings and drawings by Schiele in the United States.

What's Up, Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones - Museum of the Moving Image
Through January 19, 2015 - Astoria

Animation director and artist Charles Martin "Chuck" Jones (1912?2002) made some of the most enduringly popular cartoons of all time. He perfected the wisecracking Bugs Bunny and the exasperated Daffy Duck, and created a host of other characters, including Pepe Le Pew, Wile E. Coyote, and the Road Runner, bringing an unparalleled talent for comic invention and a flair for creating distinctive, memorable characters to the art of film animation. In a career spanning three decades, Jones directed more than 300 animated films, and was given an Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement. What's Up, Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones explores Jones's creative genius, as well as the influences he drew on from the fine arts and popular culture, and the legacy of his work on the field of animation. The exhibition features 23 of Chuck Jones's animated films, interactive experiences, and more than 125 original sketches and drawings, storyboards, production backgrounds, animation cels, and photographs, demonstrating how Jones and his collaborators worked together to create cinematic magic. The films include such classic Warner Bros. cartoons as What's Opera, Doc? and One Froggy Evening; the Academy Award-winning short film The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics, which expanded the boundaries of the medium with its experimental techniques; and such classic television specials as Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The exhibition is a partnership between the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, and Museum of the Moving Image.

Mac Conner: A New York Life - Museum of the City of New York
Through January 19, 2015 - New York

The New York saga of one of the original "Mad Men." Illustrator McCauley ("Mac") Conner (b. 1913) grew up admiring Norman Rockwell magazine covers in his father's general store. He arrived in New York as a young man to work on wartime Navy publications and stayed on to make a career in the city's publishing industry. As the first exhibition of his work, Mac Conner: A New York Life presents more than 100 vintage sketches, original tear sheets, and hand-painted illustrations created for advertising campaigns and women's magazines like Redbook and McCall's. With overt references to gender, sexuality, and fashion, Connor's work demonstrates how commercial artists helped to redefine American style, culture, and identity during the boom years following World War II.

What's Up, Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones - The Museum of The Moving Image
Through January 19, 2015 - Astoria

Animation director and artist Charles Martin aka Chuck? Jones (1912-2002) made some of the most enduringly popular cartoons of all time. He perfected the wisecracking Bugs Bunny and the exasperated Daffy Duck, and created a host of other characters, including Pep? Le Pew, Wile E. Coyote, and the Road Runner, bringing an unparalleled talent for comic invention and a flair for creating distinctive, memorable characters to the art of film animation. In a career spanning three decades, Jones directed more than 300 animated films, and was given an Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement. What's Up, Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones explores Jones's creative genius, as well as the influences he drew on from the fine arts and popular culture, and the legacy of his work on the field of animation. The exhibition features 23 of Chuck Jones's animated films, interactive experiences, and more than 125 original sketches and drawings, storyboards, production backgrounds, animation cels, and photographs, demonstrating how Jones and his collaborators worked together to create some of the greatest cartoons ever made. The films include such classic Warner Bros. cartoons as What's Opera, Doc? and One Froggy Evening; the Academy Award-winning short film The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics, which expanded the boundaries of the medium with its experimental techniques; and such classic television specials as Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The exhibition runs through Jan 19. The exhibition is a partnership between the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, and Museum of the Moving Image.

Chuck Jones Matinees - Museum of the Moving Image
Through January 19, 2015 - Astoria

To accompany the new exhibition What's Up, Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones, the Museum will present matinees of films directed by Jones, many presented in archival prints from The Academy Film Archive and the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity.

Austrian Portraiture in the Early Twentieth Century - Neue Galerie
Through January 19, 2015 - New York

The genre of portraiture underwent dramatic changes at the turn of the twentieth century. With the invention of photography, artists shifted from purely representational likenesses in favor of portraits that captured the personality and essence of the sitter. This exhibition focuses on the portraiture of Gustav Klimt and his peers.

Austrian War Bond Posters from the Great War - Neue Galerie
Through January 19, 2015 - New York

One hundred years ago, Europe erupted into a cataclysmic war that brought down four empires (Austro-Hungarian, German, Ottoman, and Russian), wreaked unprecedented destruction, and altered modern society forever. Known as the Great War, and later as World War I, the trigger event was the assassination of heir apparent Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife in Sarajevo by 19-year-old Serbian Gavrilo Princip on 28 June 1914.

Treasures from India: Jewels from the Al-Thani Collection - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 25, 2015 - New York

A glimpse into the evolving styles of the jeweled arts in India from the Mughal period until the early 20th century, with emphasis on later exchanges with the West.

Cy Twombly: Treatise on the Veil - Morgan Library & Museum
Through January 25, 2015 - New York

Showcasing Cy Twombly's monumental painting "Treatise on the Veil (Second Version)," executed in Rome in 1970, and its related drawings, all from the Menil Collection in Houston.

Lili Reynaud-Dewar: Live Through That?! - New Museum
Through January 25, 2015 - New York

For her first solo museum presentation in the United States, Lili Reynaud-Dewar has created a new body of site-specific works.

Somebody Come and Play: 45 Years of Sesame Street Helping Kids Grow Smarter, Stronger, and Kinder - New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
Through January 31, 2015 - Lincoln Square

Come play and discover things you never knew about everyone’s favorite street – Sesame Street, the show that transformed television by proving it was possible to produce a show that was both educational and entertaining for children. A collaboration of Sesame Workshop and The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, this exhibition gives fans of all ages the opportunity to experience what it’s like to create an episode of the show and get close to their fuzzy and furry friends from the street. For more than four decades Sesame Street has been helping kids grow smarter, stronger, and kinder with the help of beloved Muppets like Elmo and Grover and its signature blend of animation, music, and humor. Sesame Street teaches not just ABCs and 123s, but life lessons ranging from health and nutrition to cooperation, friendship, and diversity. The children’s program is celebrating 45 years on television with this interactive behind the scenes look at the show.

Chris Ofili: Night and Day - New Museum
Through February 01, 2015 - New York

The first major solo museum exhibition in the United States of the work of artist Chris Ofili (b. 1968). Occupying the Museum's three main galleries, the exhibition spans the artist's influential career, encompassing his work in painting, drawing, and sculpture. Over the past two decades, Ofili has become identified with vibrant, meticulously executed, elaborate artworks that meld figuration, abstraction, and decoration. His hybrid juxtapositions of high and low and of the sacred and the profane simultaneously celebrate and call into question the power of images and their ability to address fundamental questions of representation. Through a series of unexpected connections between his bodies of work, Ofili's exhibition at the New Museum will reflect the vast breadth of his practice. Opening/closing dates to be confirmed.

Masterpieces from the Scottish National Gallery - Frick Collection
Through February 01, 2015 - New York

The Frick Collection is the first venue to present a touring group of masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland. The ten paintings to be featured in New York - among them a Botticelli never before on public view in the United States and John Singer Sargent's iconic portrait of Lady Agnew - will travel in 2015 with forty-five additional works to the de Young, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas.

El Greco in New York - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through February 01, 2015 - New York

To commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of El Greco, the Metropolitan Museum and the Hispanic Society of America are pooling their collections of the work of this great painter to provide a panorama of his art unrivaled outside the Museo del Prado in Madrid. The Frick Museum will display its paintings contemporaneously.

Dani Gal's Wie Aus Der Ferne (As From Afar) - The Jewish Museum
Through February 01, 2015 - New York

The U.S. premiere of Israeli artist Dani Gal's short film. Co-produced by the Jewish Museum, Gal's new video work examines the relationship between Simon Wiesenthal, an architect and Holocaust survivor who devoted his life to hunting Nazi criminals, and Albert Speer, Hitler's chief architect and close confidant. Speer initiated a correspondence with Wiesenthal in 1975 in an effort to accept responsibility for his war crimes.

Bartholomeus Spranger: Splendor and Eroticism in Imperial Prague - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through February 01, 2015 - New York

The first major exhibition devoted to this fascinating artist who served a cardinal, a pope, and two Holy Roman Emperor. Bartholomeus Spranger (1546-1611) emerged as one of the most prominent artists at the court of Rudolf II in Prague and the most significant Northern Mannerist artist of his generation. The exhibition will examine his remarkable career through a selection of his rare paintings, drawings, and etchings, most of which will be on loan from international museums and private collections.

El Greco at The Frick Collection - Frick Collection
Through February 01, 2015 - New York

To celebrate the 400th anniversary of El Greco's death, the Frick continues its 2014 focus on the artist with an installation organized in conjunction with El Greco in New York, opening in November at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Frick will unite its three remarkable El Greco paintings - Purification of the Temple and portraits of Vincenzo Anastagi and St. Jerome - showing them together, for the first time, on one wall of the East Gallery.

Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through February 01, 2015 - New York

Exploring the aesthetic development and cultural implications of mourning fashions of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Approximately 30 ensembles, many of which are being exhibited for the first time, reveal the impact of high-fashion standards on the sartorial dictates of bereavement rituals as they evolved over a century.

Masterpieces & Curiosities: A Russian American Quilt - The Jewish Museum
Through February 01, 2015 - New York

Showcasing a colorful patchwork quilt bearing Eastern European and American imagery, Masterpieces & Curiosities: A Russian American Quilt continues a series of exhibitions focused on individual works in the Jewish Museum's world-renowned collection.

From the Margins: Lee Krasner and Norman Lewis, 1945-1952 - The Jewish Museum
Through February 01, 2015 - New York

A revealing parallel view of two key Abstract Expressionists. Lee Krasner and Norman Lewis, a woman and an African American man, each experimented with approaches that joined abstraction and cultural specificity. Their work similarly brims with gesture, image, and incident, yet was often overlooked by critics in their time.

Francesco Clemente: Inspired by India - Rubin Museum of Art
Through February 02, 2015 - New York

The first museum exhibition devoted to the Indian influences in Clemente's work and how they relate to the artistic practices and traditions of various regions in India features approximately 20 works, including paintings from the last 30 years, and four new, larger than life-size sculptures created especially for the exhibition. In contrast to leading conceptual art practices of the 1970s, Clemente refocused attention on representation, narrative, and the figure, and explored traditional, artisanal materials and modes of working.

Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through February 08, 2015 - New York

A groundbreaking reassessment of this important body of work. The largest and most extensive presentation of the cut-outs ever mounted, the exhibition includes approximately 100 cut-outs - borrowed from public and private collections around the globe - along with a selection of related drawings, prints, illustrated books, stained glass, and textiles. The last time New York audiences were treated to an in-depth look at the cut-outs was in 1961.

The Works: Salon Style at the New-York Historical Society - New-York Historical Society
Through February 08, 2015 - New York

Salon Style is a method of hanging a gallery that emphasizes the complexity and richness of a collection, often done in the collections of the European royal courts to connote taste and opulence. By the nineteenth century Salon Style was used by private art clubs to squeeze as many works into a gallery as possible. This installation displays numerous gems from the New-York Historical Society's permanent collection in nineteenth-century Salon Style, showcasing the depth and range of our holdings. Everything from self-portraits of Asher Durand to Hudson River School landscapes to religious and history paintings will be on view, in close proximity that unites these typically separate styles.

What Would Mrs. Webb Do? A Founder's Vision - Museum of Arts & Design
Through February 08, 2015 - New York

MAD celebrates the enduring legacy of its founder, Aileen Osborn Webb, with an exhibition highlighting Webb's advocacy and dedication to skilled makers across America, and featuring objects drawn largely from the Museum's permanent collection.

“Exploring the Centuries: 7th – 20th Century Asian Art” Exhibition - Hofstra University Museum, David Filderman Gallery
Through February 08, 2015 - Hempstead

The exhibition focuses upon works of historic, spiritual, and artistic importance including woodblock prints, hand painted scrolls, metal works and sculptural works that highlight artistic traditions from the diverse Asian cultures of nations such as Japan, China, India, Tibet and Thailand. The exhibition runs through February 8, 2015.

The Works: Salon Style at the New-York Historical Society - New-York Historical Society
Through February 08, 2015 - Upper West Side

Salon style is a method of hanging a gallery that emphasizes the complexity and richness of a collection, often done in the collections of the European royal courts to connote taste and opulence. By the 19th century salon style was used by private art clubs to squeeze as many works into a gallery as possible. This installation displays numerous gems from the New-York Historical Society's permanent collection in nineteenth-century Salon Style, showcasing the depth and range of our holdings. Everything from self-portraits of Asher Durand to Hudson River School landscapes to religious and history paintings will be on view, in close proximity that unites these typically separate styles.

That Kodak Moment: Picturing the New York Fairs - Queens Museum
Through February 08, 2015 - Queens

Inspired by the generous donation of over 1,200 medium format color slides taken by fashion photographer Jerry Kean and theater photographer Van Williams at the 1964-65 Fair, this exhibit reveals materials from the museum's permanent collection never seen before by the public such as vintage photographs, albums and scrapbooks, ephemera and books such as "How to Make Good Pictures," a Kodak publication from the '30s.

V. S. Gaitonde: Painting as Process, Painting as Life - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through February 11, 2015 - New York

The first retrospective and scholarly presentation of the work of seminal Indian-born modernist Vasudeo S. Gaitonde (1924-2001). With approximately 30 major paintings and 10 works on paper drawn from public and private collections across India, Europe, and the United States, the exhibition charts the artist's development, from his first Paul Klee-inspired watercolors of the early 1950s, and his signature oil paintings of the 1960s and '70s, to a suite of works completed in his last decade.

Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe - Brooklyn Museum
Through February 15, 2015 - Brooklyn

Killer Heels explores fashion's most provocative accessory. From the high platform chopines of 16th-century Italy to the glamorous stilettos on today's runways and red carpets, the exhibition looks at the high-heeled shoe's rich and varied history and its enduring place in our popular imagination.

Five Boroughs: Photographs by Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao - Museum of the City of New York
Through February 15, 2015 - New York

A portrait of New York as seen through more than 40 large-scale panoramic photographs of the city's urban landscape. Five Boroughs: Photographs by Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao features more than 40 works by this Taiwanese artist, who came to New York at age 18 to study photography. Pushing the boundaries of traditional documentary photography, Liao (b. 1977) creates large-scale panoramas by combining multiple exposures of the same location taken over the course of several hours. The resulting composite photographs are often fantastical - complex, hyper-real views that no single shot - or the eye - could capture. Liao has spent the past decade honing his distinctive style, making images of his adopted city from the Grand Concourse to Coney Island, the old Shea Stadium to the 72nd Street Subway.

Assembled Realities: Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao's New York - Museum of the City of New York
Through February 15, 2015 - New York

A portrait of New York as seen through more than 40 large-scale panoramic photographs of the city's urban landscape by the Taiwanese artist, who came to New York at age 18 to study photography. Pushing the boundaries of traditional documentary photography, Liao (b. 1977) creates large-scale panoramas by combining multiple exposures of the same location taken over the course of several hours. The resulting composite photographs are often fantastical - complex, hyper-real views that no single shot - or the eye - could capture. Liao has spent the past decade honing his distinctive style, making images of his adopted city from the Grand Concourse to Coney Island, the old Shea Stadium to the 72nd Street Subway.

For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw - National Museum of the American Indian
Through February 15, 2015 - New York

Poolaw (Kiowa, 1906-84) was born during a time of great change for his people - one year before Oklahoma statehood and six years after the U.S. government approved an allotment policy that ended the reservation period. A rare American Indian photographer who documented Indian subjects, he began making a visual history in the mid-1920s and continued for the next 50 years.

Gerard & Kelly: P.O.L.E. (People, Objects, Language, Exchange) - New Museum
Through February 15, 2015 - New York

Gerard & Kelly's new project - comprising public programs, workshops, and exhibitions of research and performance - continues their longstanding investigation into intimacy, relationships, and cultural transmission via vernaculars of pole dancing

Wang Jianwei: Time Temple - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through February 16, 2015 - New York

Wang Jianwei: Time Temple comprises an intricately designed exhibition space, a film, and a performance art event, exploring the role of time-based art practices in contemporary Chinese art for the first commission of The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Chinese Art Initiative at the Guggenheim Museum. Wang Jianwei was born 1958 in Suining, Sichuan Province, Southwest China, and is widely recognized for his bold experiments in new media art.

Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through February 16, 2015 - New York

The most important exhibition of the essential Cubists - Georges Braque (French, 1882-1963), Juan Gris (Spanish, 1887-1927), Fernand Leger (French, 1881-1955), and Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973) - in more than 30 years.

Thomas Struth: Photographs - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through February 16, 2015 - New York

This exhibition celebrates the Museum's unparalleled holdings of photographs by Thomas Struth (German, born 1954), one of the most important and influential photographers of the last half-century.

Masterpieces & Curiosities: A Jewish American Quilt - The Jewish Museum
Through February 21, 2015 - New York

This exhibition showcases a colorful patchwork quilt bearing Eastern European and American imagery. A wonderful testimony to the acculturation process undergone by newly arrived Jewish immigrants, the quilt was originally owned by a Russian Jewish family that likely arrived in America during the late 19th century. Curated by Claudia Nahson, Morris & Eva Feld Curator.

Masters of Disguise: The World of Camouflage - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through February 24, 2015 - New York

For many animals, the ability to hide in plain sight or look like something entirely different is necessary for survival. "Masters of Disguise: The World of Camouflage" explores the art and science of camouflage in the natural world, as well as its cultural adaptations and how the military has utilized these visual techniques in combat. Using digital imagery, artifacts and interactive elements, visitors will explore color, shade, shapes, and learn how they can fool the eye.

On This Island, Episode #8 - “Siren Song” - Ars Nova
Through February 25, 2015 - New York

Slant Theatre Project has announced their the next live episode of ON THIS ISLAND, their ongoing live theatrical podcast series. ON THIS ISLAND, Episode #8 “Siren Song” will be hosted by company co-founder Adam Knight. Performers will include opera sensation Anita Rachvelishvili (The Metropolitan Opera’s Carmen and Prince Igor), author Jen McGuire, folk singer Jay Brannan (Around The World In 80 Jays),filmmaker Jeff Seal, actor-writer Jiehae Park(2013 Princess Grace Award), resident musician Phil Pickens, and more to be announced. Joseph Ward will direct the evening. Each year, 250,000 people move to NYC. Who stays? Who leaves? And with more people moving in than out, is the number of years you choose to inhabit this island a blessing or a curse? Through live music, song, personal stories and short fiction, ON THIS ISLAND, Ep. 8 “Siren Song” invites the audience to explore their long-term relationship with this port of call. Is its siren song to be trusted? ON THIS ISLAND is an ongoing, live theatrical event - a night of storytelling for NYC to replenish the charms and mysteries that brought us to this island on the edge of America. Each episode is performed live, then uploaded as a podcast (available on iTunes).ON THIS ISLAND draws from a uniquely New York cross-section of theater artists, musicians, and personalities to fill in the lives of the faces we flash by on the street. Mixing short fiction, personal stories, short plays, and song, each live episode weaves around a chosen theme. Created in early 2012, ON THIS ISLAND has moved from the People's Improv Theater to a standing slot at Ars Nova and a popular presence on iTunes. Some previous contributors include singer/songwriter Ingrid Michaelson, actors Lucas Kavner and Kelly McCreary, the founders of the Bronx Brewery, Broadway's Chad Goodridge and Mackenzie Meehan, playwrights Rachel Bonds, Greg Keller and Matt Moses, and indie darlings The Hollows. Slant producers are Wes Grantom, Adam Knight, Mat Smart and Matt Dellapina. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased by visiting www.arsnovanyc.com or by calling 212-352-3101. Ars Nova is located at 511 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 (between 10th and 11th Avenues). Now in our 10th season, Slant Theatre Project is a group of artists that thrive on the danger of building the plane in flight. We do visceral work. We tailor each process to the artists and performance space, and are committed to creating a playground for emerging theatre artists. Since 2004, we have produced new works by Bekah Brunstetter, Rachel Axler, Marcus Gardley, Michele Lowe, Mat Smart, Adam Rapp, Lisa Kron, Theresa Rebeck, Dan O'Brien, Evan Cabnet and many more.

A Collection of Ideas - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through February 28, 2015 - New York

Museums are defined by their collections, each with a unique point of view that is carefully shaped by curators, who remain mindful of historical precedents as they look ahead to future developments. At the time of The Museum of Modern Art's founding, in 1929, the terms "modern" and "contemporary" coincided effortlessly. Since then, MoMA curators have sought to distill a timeless ideal of visual presence and meaning from different circumstances, all the while revising and reconsidering the initial paradigms of modern art. In the Department of Architecture and Design, the result of this collective, at times subjective, effort is not just a catalog of objects, but is rather a collection of ideas supported by objects. Several of the ideas and themes developed in the past are still actively discussed, but contemporary curators also regularly identify new concepts worth exploring and representing in the collection. This installation focuses on works designed during the last few decades that have been acquired by the Museum not only because they met aesthetic and functional standards that are worthy of our collection, but also because they introduce new categories of investigation and new design forms. The galleries feature clusters of acquisitions that tackle, for instance, the relationship between design and violence; new expressions of organic design in response to environmental and societal disruptions; and the increasing importance of interaction design, as seen in 13 video games new to the collection.

MEMORY PRINTS: THE STORY WORLD OF PHILLIP CHEN - The Museum of Chinese in America
Through March 01, 2015 - Lower Manhattan

Chen's body of work explores the intersections between American heritage, historical and personal narratives, and politically engaged themes such as feminism, race relations, and colonialism. In Memory Prints, relief etchings are part futurist blueprints and part archaeologic shards, each juxtaposed in an almost Rube Goldberg set of relationships and movements. The exhibition unearths the emotional landscape of an inter-generational American family's multiple pasts, present and future.

Waves of Identity: 35 Years of Archiving - Museum of Chinese in America
Through March 01, 2015 - New York

This exhibition highlights the best of MOCA's archives and special collections while engaging visitors in a discussion about identity. The Museum celebrates its 35th year anniversary in January 2015.

Memory Prints: The Story World of Phillip Chen - Museum of Chinese in America
Through March 01, 2015 - New York

In 15 relief etchings centering around his family, Chen reckons with significant moments in Chinese American history. At first glance, individually and as an ensemble, these relief prints are schematic and enigmatic.

New Territories: Design, Art and Craft in Global Latin America, 2000-2013 - Museum of Arts & Design
Through March 02, 2015 - New York

A broad survey of contemporary trends and ideas in design, craft and art from the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking communities of South and Central America, Mexico, the Caribbean, the United States, and Europe. Global Latin America will include the work of approximately 70 designers, artists, craftspersons and collectives whose work demonstrates the migration of traditional craft and artisan work to the mainstream through collaborations with artists and designers; the mediation of objects through manipulation and recycling strategies; the language of form in the context of global design; and adaptive strategies in the habitation of the body, architecture and urban spaces.

Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body - Connecticut Science Center
Through March 08, 2015 - Hartford

Bodies can be pretty gross—they're crusty, stinky, and slimy…but do you know why? Explore the good, the bad, and the downright ugly behind the ways your body keeps you healthy in Grossology. Slide through a huge intestine, climb an oozy skin wall, tour an enormous nose, smell icky bodily smells and more. October 4-March 8, 2015

Indochino New York Showroom - Indochino New York
Through March 10, 2015 - New York

Announcing the Indochino New York Showroom, where men can easily architect one-of-a-kind wardrobes of custom suits and shirts made just for them, will include luxurious showroom-only fabrics when it opens its doors at 435 Broome Street, Soho, on 10 September.

Masterworks: Jewels of the Collection - Rubin Museum of Art
Through March 11, 2015 - New York

A showcase of some of the finest works of art from the museum's collection while highlighting the stylistic diversity and relationships between different strands of Himalayan and neighboring cultural and artistic traditions.

Maryland to Murano: Neckpieces and Sculptures by Joyce J. Scott - Museum of Arts & Design
Through March 15, 2015 - New York

Featuring the personal and political narratives embedded in Scott's work, which tackles such complex themes as poverty, rape, love, sex, racial stereotypes' and social disturbances, as well as tales from American and African history.

River Vale Winter Market - River Vale Community Center
Through March 21, 2015 - River Vale

Check out the River Vale Winter Market for local vendors selling fresh baked goods, olive oil, pizza, sauces, soups, empanadas, pickles, wine, gluten-free products, breads, and prepared foods.

Letters to Afar - Museum of the City of New York
Through March 22, 2015 - New York

Capturing life - views of 1930s Poland through the lens of Jewish New Yorkers. Co-Presented by the City Museum and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, Letters to Afar is America's first exhibition of an immersive video art installation based on home movies made by New York City's Jewish immigrants who traveled back to visit Poland during the 1920s and 30s. The films document poignant family reunions and everyday life in small towns in the years before the Second World War, capturing a culture on the brink. The installation was created by Hungarian artist Peter Forgacs, under a commission by the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.

The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through March 22, 2015 - New York

This exhibition, drawn almost exclusively from MoMA's stellar collection of posters, lithographs, printed ephemera, and illustrated books, is the first MoMA exhibition in 30 years dedicated solely to Lautrec, and features over 100 examples of the best-known works created during the apex of his career.

Helena Rubinstein: Beauty Is Power - The Jewish Museum
Through March 22, 2015 - New York

The first museum exhibition to explore the ideas, innovations, and enduring influence of the legendary cosmetics entrepreneur Helena Rubinstein (1872-1965). By the time of her death, Rubinstein had risen from humble origins in small-town Jewish Poland to become a global icon - the head of a cosmetics empire extending across four continents. She was the first modern self-made woman magnate, an avatar of female entrepreneurship, and a tastemaker in the worlds of art, fashion, and design. The exhibition will explore how Helena Rubinstein - as a businesswoman, arts patron, and one of the leading collectors of African and Oceanic art of her time - helped break down the status quo of taste by blurring boundaries between commerce, art, fashion, beauty, and design.

Witness at a Crossroads: Photographer Marc Riboud in Asia - Rubin Museum of Art
Through March 23, 2015 - New York

More than 100 arresting black-and-white photographs offer glimpses into everyday life in Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal, China, and Japan, illuminating tensions between tradition and post-war modernity.

Sing-Along - Edamama Cute Cuts & More
Through March 25, 2015 - Williamsburg

Join the sing-along with Rob Morrison as he plays guitar and keeps the class energetic, cool and groovy. Best suited for babies and toddlers under 3 years.

Judith Scott: Bound and Unbound - Brooklyn Museum
Through March 29, 2015 - Brooklyn

Focusing on Scott's critically acclaimed fiber-wrapped, three-dimensional constructions, the exhibition features more than sixty works, including a selection of works on paper. Judith Scott was in her mid-40s when she began making art at Creative Growth Art Center in Oakland, California. Born with Down syndrome, and largely deaf and mute, she was institutionalized in Ohio for thirty-five years before her twin sister introduced her to Creative Growth's unique studio program for artists with developmental disabilities in 1987. For eighteen years, until her death in 2005, Scott worked with a single-minded devotion on producing idiosyncratic and increasingly complex pieces assembled from found materials encased in thread, yarn, torn fabric, and other fibers.

Ice Skating - Prospect Park: Lakeside
Through March 31, 2015 - Brooklyn

The Samuel J. and Ethel LeFrak Center at Lakeside is now open for its first full season of ice skating. In addition to public ice skating, the LeFrak Center features figure skating, ice hockey, and curling, indoor/outdoor dining at Bluestone Café, and an array of special events and public recreational programming.

100 Years in Post-Production: Resurrecting a Lost Landmark of Black Film History - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through March 31, 2015 - New York

New York producers Klaw & Erlanger mounted their untitled project at virtually the same time that D. W. Griffith began his racist epic "The Birth of a Nation," but they abandoned the seven reels of exposed film in postproduction, leaving buried within it unique photographic documentation of its black cast and white crew on the set. Starring the legendary Caribbean American musical theater performer and recording artist Bert Williams (1874-1922), the abandoned film also includes Harlem-based entertainment pioneers Sam Lucas, Abbie Mitchell, and J. Leubrie Hill, along with members of his Darktown Follies stage company. Blending minstrel and contemporary performance styles in its telling of recycled race narratives, the work documents the effort by a community of virtuoso performers to achieve increased visibility in a time of segregation. Using a series of digital moving-image excerpts from the 35mm camera negative and still frames recovered from the unassembled material, this premiere installation stages a close reading of suppressed moments from the struggle for minority access to visual media.

The Fed at 100 - Museum of American Finance
Through April 01, 2015 - New York

"The Fed at 100" illuminates the complex workings of the nation's central bank on its centennial anniversary and explores the pivotal role the Federal Reserve has played throughout the history of American finance. The Museum's largest exhibition to date, "The Fed at 100" encompasses three galleries and a theater.

Enlightenment and Beauty: Sculptures by Houdon and Clodion - Frick Collection
Through April 05, 2015 - New York

Jean-Antoine Houdon (1741-1828) and Claude Michel, called Clodion (1738-1814), were two of the foremost sculptors in France during the late eighteenth century, and the Frick houses an important group of their works. In 1915 founder Henry Clay Frick acquired Clodion's terracotta Zephyrus and Flora and, the following year, Houdon's marble bust of the Comtesse du Cayla. Other works that were subsequently added to the collection will be shown together for the first time, highlighting the artists' expressive ranges, as well as their defining contributions to the sculpture of Enlightenment-era France.

The All-Knowing Buddha: A Secret Guide - Rubin Museum of Art
Through April 13, 2015 - New York

Featuring an exceptional set of paintings in the intimate format of album leaves from 18th-century China that illustrate the meditation practice of Sarvavid Vairochana, a primordial Buddha central to the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. The album is one of only two of its kind in existence to depict visually a secret esoteric practice. The presentation at the Rubin is the first time that these important paintings are exhibited in the United States.

Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion - New-York Historical Society
Through April 19, 2015 - New York

Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion explores the centuries-long history of trade and immigration between China and the United States -- a history that involved New York from its very beginnings -- and will raise the question "What does it mean to be an American?" The exhibit narrative extends from the late eighteenth century to the present and includes all regions of the country, thus interpreting the Chinese American saga as a key part of American history.

Thomas Hart Benton's "America Today" Mural Rediscovered - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through April 19, 2015 - New York

This exhibition celebrates the gift of Thomas Hart Benton's epic mural America Today from AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company to The Metropolitan Museum of Art in December 2012. Benton (1889–1975) painted this mural for New York's New School for Social Research to adorn the school's boardroom in its International Style modernist building on West 12th Street. Showing a sweeping panorama of American life throughout the 1920s, America Today ranks among Benton's most renowned works and is one of the most remarkable accomplishments in American art of the period.

Mao's Golden Mangoes and the Cultural Revolution - China Institute
Through April 26, 2015 - New York

During the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976), China was in a political "mango fever." In 1968, after receiving a gift of mangoes from the visiting Pakistani foreign minister, Mao Zedong sent the fruit to the "Worker-Peasant Mao Zedong Thought Propaganda Teams." It coincided with a turning point in the Cultural Revolution from student-leading to worker-peasant-leading. Mangoes, an unfamiliar fruit at that time in China, became a temporary political symbol of Chairman Mao's benevolence and love for the people. Illustrations and photos of mangoes appeared in publications, paintings, posters and badges, as well as on everyday objects such as mirrors, quilt covers and enamelware. Wax mango models were displayed in glass boxes to express respect for Mao, along with circumstances of the gift printed in red on the cases. By showcasing over 80 mango-related objects, "Mao's Golden Mangoes and the Cultural Revolution" explores the interaction of material culture and politics during this period.

Kandinsky Before Abstraction, 1901-1911 - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through May 01, 2015 - New York

Early in his career Vasily Kandinsky experimented with printmaking, produced brightly-colored landscapes of the German countryside, and explored recognizable and recurrent motifs. This intimate exhibition drawn from the Guggenheim collection explores his representational origins.

Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs - Queens Historical Society at Kingsland Homestead
Through May 01, 2015 - Flushing

Remembering is both a collective and a personal activity. In this exhibition, both are on display in relation to two World’s Fairs that took place in Flushing, Queens in 1939/40 and 1964/65. Within this exhibition, collective memory is represented by shared experiences of the Fairs and personal memory by the memorabilia drawn from the collections of people who attended and fondly recall the Fairs. While these Fairs were global in scope, their attendees were overwhelmingly local, many residing in Queens. All items on display in the exhibition have either been donated or loaned to the Queens Historical Society by those residents of Queens who attended the Fairs.

Revolution! Works from the Black Arts Movement - Brooklyn Museum
Through May 03, 2015 - Brooklyn

During the late sixties and seventies, the Black Arts Movement sprung up in the U.S. as the cultural expression of Black Power politics. Its leadership, which included poets, playwrights, musicians, and fine artists, rejected the dominance of the largely white mainstream art establishments that undervalued their work as black artists and created a radical alternative artistic movement based on social and political ideologies rather than narrow aesthetic dictates. In 2012, the Brooklyn Museum acquired forty-four works of art from the Black Arts Movement. Revolution! Works from the Black Arts Movement displays seven of these works from seven different artists. The strong and vibrant images on exhibit are a testament to the stylistic scope of the Black Arts Movement.

It's Time NYC! Get up, stand up and support legalization of marijuana! - The Bell House
Through May 06, 2015 - Brooklyn

LN NY is state-registered Political Action Committee (PAC) dedicated to the passing of sensible marijuana legislation in the great state of New York. Momentum is building, legislation has passed the Assembly 4 times since 2007, and only the Senate is holding us up. This is THE new issue for New York, and we are dedicated to making it happen. LN NY is hosting an evening of music and awareness featuring: Eris+Harmonia - STRNGRS - Queen Majesty - DJ Portarock - Lovers Ramone - Bikini Carwash - plus policy advocates, industry players, politicians and concerned citizens. Awareness and meet & greet from 6PM, music from 8pm.

A Town Known as Auschwitz: The Life and Death of a Jewish Community - Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Through May 16, 2015 - New York

Discover the rich history of Oswiecim, Poland - the town the Germans called Auschwitz - through photographs that trace the life of the town and its Jewish residents, from the 16th century through the post-war period.

Arty Facts - Brooklyn Museum
Through May 17, 2015 - Brooklyn

In Arty Facts you and your kids (ages 4 -7) can explore the galleries through fun activities and engaging conversations, then head to the studio to create an artwork of your own. Classes are held each Sunday at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Each month has a different theme and each class a different activity!

Arty Facts - Brooklyn Museum
Through May 17, 2015 - Prospect Heights

In Arty Facts you and your kids (ages 4 -7) can explore the galleries through fun activities and engaging conversations, then head to the studio to create an artwork of your own. Classes are held each Sunday at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Each month has a different theme and each class a different activity.

Against the Odds: American Jews & the Rescue of Europe's Refugees, 1933-1941 - Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Through May 21, 2015 - New York

Between 1933 and 1941, thousands of Jews in flight from Nazi persecution sought haven in the United States, reaching out to relatives, friends, and even strangers. Against the Odds tells the story of American Jews who answered their call for help. Working within the constraints of American laws that strictly limited immigration, these generous individuals overcame tremendous obstacles to help many of the refugees reach safety.

Religious School Class for Children with Special Needs - Temple Chaverim
Through May 21, 2015 - Plainview

Religious (Hebrew) Education Classes for children with special needs leading to individualized Bar and Bat Mitzvah preparation. Small classes/low ratios and an emphasis on helping each child learn at their own pace allows each child to succeed and enjoy Hebrew School. Call for further information on this unique and successful program.

Religious School Class for Children with Special Needs - Temple Chaverim
Through May 21, 2015 - Plainview

Religious (Hebrew) Education Classes for children with special needs leading to individualized Bar and Bat Mitzvah preparation. Small classes/low ratios and an emphasis on helping each child learn at their own pace allows each child to succeed and enjoy Hebrew School. Call for further information on this unique and successful program.

The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter! - American Museum of Natural History
Through May 25, 2015 - New York

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 25, 2015 - Upper West Side

Featuring up to 500 live, free-flying tropical butterflies from the Americas, Africa, and Asia, this annual favorite returns. The butterflies are housed in a vivarium that approximates their natural habitat, includes live flowering plants that serve as nectar sources, and features controlled artificial light, temperature, and humidity. Featured species include iridescent blue morpho butterflies, striking scarlet swallowtails, and large owl butterflies.

Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its NY World's Fairs. - Queens Historical Society at Kingsland Homestead
Through May 31, 2015 - Flushing

The historical society for the largest borough in New York City is dedicated to preserving the history of Queens through educational programs, exhibitions and its role as a local history research center. An exhibition on the 1939 and 1964 World�s Fairs from the perspective of the common visitor through artifacts and photographs from individual collections.

John Ruppert's Yellow Orb/Homage to Van Gogh - Katonah Museum of Art
Through May 31, 2015 - Katonah

Yellow Orb/Homage to Van Gogh, created by sculptor John Ruppert specifically for the Katonah Museum of Art campus, will be on view on the front lawn of the KMA. Ruppert transforms prison-grade chain link fabric into large, vessel-like forms. Chain link typically connotes danger and boundaries; it is a commercial product intended to confine, protect, and keep out. The material reflects the urban environs of Ruppert's Baltimore studio, and is one that the artist often employs for his sculptures. The industrial fencing is an unexpected element in the bucolic landscape of the Katonah Museum of Art. Also surprising is its intense yellow color, which is luminous and joyful. The woven wire mesh creates shifting optical patterns that animate the work in surprising ways. On view through May 31, 2015. The Katonah Museum of Art (KMA), located at 134 Jay St. (Route 22) in Katonah, NY, is a cultural destination offering changing exhibitions that feature art from all cultures and time periods. The Museum attracts visitors from Westchester and Fairfield Counties, as well as the larger tri-state region. Located at the northern end of Katonah's "Museum Mile" just off of Route 22, and neighboring John Jay Homestead and Caramoor, the Katonah Museum of Art is a two-minute taxi ride from the Katonah Metro North train station. The KMA offers lectures, workshops, concerts, and other events for a general audience, as well as innovative and substantive programs for over 100 member schools. The Learning Center is an interactive space where children can come on a daily basis to explore and create art. Among the many programs for children and families are Stroller Tours, Family Days, Saturday Story Time, Schools Out/Arts In vacation day programs, and art classes for children ages 3-12. The Museum's innovative Arte Juntos/Art Together program for new immigrant families has been recognized as a model program by the federal government. The KMA mounts ten exhibitions per year in its main galleries, Sculpture Garden, and Learning Center. Influential modernist architect Edward Larrabee Barnes designed the 10,000-square-foot building. On view through May 31, 2015 during Museum hours: Sunday: 12-5pm; Tuesday through Saturday: 10am-5pm. Closed Monday.

Yo Re Mi: Sing and Move class - Pipsqueak Children's Shoppe
Through June 01, 2015 - Bedford-Stuyvesant

This class features familiar sing-along songs as well as new ones. Children develop coordination through rhythm exercises, discover the joy of playing instruments, and learn basic yoga poses.

Yo Re Mi: Sing and Move class - The Stomping Ground
Through June 05, 2015 - Crown Heights

This class features familiar sing-along songs as well as new ones. Children develop coordination through rhythm exercises, discover the joy of playing instruments, and learn basic yoga poses.

Objects in Conversation - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through June 08, 2015 - New York

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum houses more than 9,000 historic objects, archives, photographs and film dating from Intrepid's years as a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier from 1943 to 1974. "Objects in Conversation" shares stories from the Museum's collections that no single object could tell on its own. The exhibit features objects that crew members left behind, only to be discovered by Museum staff decades later; documents that tell the story of sailors who served side-by-side during World War II; and materials that highlight the ways today's Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum staff members care for the Museum and its collections, large and small.

2014-2015 Pre-Ballet Classes - New York Theatre Ballet at St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery
Through June 13, 2015 - LES

Ballet School NY, the official training school of New York Theatre Ballet, is accepting enrollment for Pre-Ballet classes (ages 3-7) at their new home at St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery. For registration and more information see website. Classes run through June 13th 2015.

Bompas & Parr's FUNLAND: Pleasures & Perils of the Erotic Fairground - Museum of Sex
Through June 24, 2015 - New York

This immersive work features five "attractions" designed to stimulate all the senses in some subtle and not-so-subtle ways. Physical, visual and olfactory experiences will be utilized to give the audience a breathless rush of endorphins, challenge their strength and agility, and allow them to compete with and impress friends, lovers, and other patrons.

'Shabbaba' Shabbat - Orangetown Jewish Center
Through June 27, 2015 - Orangeburg

This Saturday morning service is geared towards families with children up to age 5. The program follows an interactive and musical format that encourages both children and adults to explore the spiritual aspects of Shabbat. Through June 27, 2015.

Evening Film Club (Grades 9 - 12) - The Picture House Regional Film Center
Through June 30, 2015 - Pelham

Students in grades 9 through 12 who are interested in a deeper involvement with filmmaking can join The Evening Film Club. This dynamic and interactive year long course is held weekly from October through June in the Picture House's screening room. Students are immersed in the inner working of film production as they move through the cycle of writing, casting, directing, and producing their original short feature. There is no charge for this course, however enrollment is limited to 10 students.

Preschool Place - NY Hall of Science
Through June 30, 2015 - Corona

The ideal space to explore, discover and build! Little ones can experience multi-sensory activities in a safe, protected area and is specially designed to meet the developmental needs of children ages birth to 6 years old. Sing-alongs, story times and art activities are featured during weekends and holidays. This program is available thru June 30, 2015.

Submerged: A New Interactive Submarine Exhibit - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through August 05, 2015 - New York

Submerged, a permanent and immersive exhibit makes the history and function of submarines come alive for children and families.

Story and Animal Program - Earthplace
Through August 10, 2015 - Westport

Children 5 and younger can visit Earthplace every week for story time and an animal encounter. Thursdays and Fridays year-round.

Painting With Threads: Chinese Tapestry and Embroidery, 12th-19th Century - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through August 16, 2015 - New York

The thinness and strength of silk make it the ideal material for weaving or embroidering elegant, painting-like images characterized by fluid outlines, rich colors, and even the addition of calligraphic inscriptions and seals. Drawn from the Metropolitan's superb holdings of Chinese tapestries and embroideries, this installation, which features several pieces not exhibited previously, presents dramatic landscapes, flowers and birds, famous immortals, and stunning examples of calligraphy, showcasing the artistic imagination and technical sophistication of China's textile artists.

Sumptuous: East Asian Lacquer, 14th-20th Century - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through August 16, 2015 - New York

For more than two millennia, lacquer has been a primary medium in the arts of East Asia. This installation explores the many ways in which this material has been manipulated to create designs by painting, carving, or inlaying precious materials such as gold or mother-of-pearl. Drawn entirely from the permanent collection, this display celebrates the artistry and creativity needed to work this demanding material while illustrating both the similarities and differences found in the lacquer arts of China, Korea, and Japan.

MoMA Art Lab: Places and Spaces - The Museum of Modern Art
Through August 31, 2015 - Midtown

Transport yourself! Discover landscapes, cityscapes, real places and imagined spaces. In the lab visitors of all ages can design, draw, build and create as we explore places and space in modern and contemporary art.

Hubble @ 25 - Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Through September 13, 2015 - New York

Hubble@25 commemorates the anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope on board the space shuttle Discovery in 1990. The exhibition is the centerpiece of a Museum-wide initiative that includes a series of public and educational programs centered on the Hubble story and addresses the history and science of space exploration.

David Yarrow Exhibit - Rotella Gallery
Through October 07, 2015 - New York

Rotella Gallery, the definitive fine-art photography gallery with flagship showrooms in New York and Las Vegas, will add to its impressive collection of Resident Artists with the addition and arrival of David Yarrow’s limited edition prints with an exhibition in the New York/Soho gallery slated from Oct. 8, 2014 – October 7, 2015

Brooklyn Bridge and DUMBO Tour - City Sites NY
Through October 13, 2015 - New York

Take a wonderful walking tour daily with City Sights NYthrough the trendy DUMBO neighborhood including a history of the Brooklyn Bridge and visits to historic shops and other attractions.

Penguin Encounter - Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
Through December 31, 2015 - Riverhead

Imagine a close-up meeting with an African penguin ? a 45-minute interactive experience where children ages 5 and up and adults go behind the scenes and learn how animal experts care for these playful birds. You'll see the inner workings of the Penguin Pavilion exhibit,learn how staff cares for the exhibit's residents and enter the Penguin Preschool to meet the penguins. Reserve your spot at [email protected] Year-round.

Toy Boat-Making Workshop - Maritime Aquarium
Through December 31, 2015 - Norwalk

Visit the toy boat-making area on weekends for a fun 20-minute boat-building project. Build and decorate a toy sailboat to take home as a special keepsake of your visit. Saturdays and Sundays year-round.

Creating Community: Exploring 375 Years of Our Past - Fairfield Museum and History Center
Through December 31, 2015 - Fairfield

This new, hands-on exhibit invites visitors to look inside a Native American wigwam, climb into an American Revolution fort, decipher spy code, and learn how factories fueled the area's growth. Young and old alike will enjoy learning how people worked, lived, and built a community over time by exploring original objects, individual stories, and engaging activities. October 27 2013-December 31, 2015.

Africa: From the Desert to the Sea - Maritime Aquarium
Through December 31, 2015 - Norwalk

Explore the aquatic wonders of Africa, including amazing fish from the Nile River, the lakes of Africa's Great Rift Valley and the Red Sea. Species highlighted include exotic air-breathing lungfish that can survive for a year if their waterhole goes dry, and colorful cichlids and coral reef species that shine in shimmering rainbows. January 1 2014 - December 31, 2015.

Gateway to Himalayan Art - The Rubin Museum
Through January 06, 2016 - New York

Marking the first in a series of yearly rotations, nearly twenty works of art add new dimensions and context to Gateway to Himalayan Art. Visitors will notice a greater emphasis on Hindu works, with beautiful examples from India and Nepal ranging from 12th to 19th centuries, as well as intricately-detailed thangka paintings, manuscript pages, and textiles. In every iteration, Gateway acquaints new and long-time friends of the museum with the principal concepts of Himalayan art, including important deities and symbols, the materials and techniques used in creating works of art, and the purposes and functions of these works in their sacred and secular contexts. And don't forget to pick up your Gateway Looking Guide to help you identify important figures and symbols throughout the museum. It's yours to keep.

Behind-the-Scenes Tours - Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center
Through December 31, 2016 - Riverhead

Go behind-the-scenes and see firsthand all that's involved in creating a home for the aquatic residents, including helping to feed the clownfish. Takes place daily, year-round.

Circle of Dance - National Museum of the American Indian
Through October 08, 2017 - New York

A five-year exhibition that presents Native dance as a vibrant, meaningful, and diverse form of cultural expression. Featuring ten social and ceremonial dances from throughout the Americas, the exhibition illuminates the significance of each dance and highlights the unique characteristics of its movements and music.

Dark Universe - A New Hayden Planetarium Space Show - American Museum of Natural History
Through December 31, 2018 - New York City

Dark Universe will celebrate the scientific breakthroughs that have paved the way for our increased understanding of the universe, revealing that it is dominated by two mysterious phenomena: dark matter and dark energy. To bring this story to the Hayden Planetarium dome, the Space Show uses stunning visualizations based on authentic data from NASA and European Space Agency missions, ground-based telescopes, supercomputer simulations, and research conducted at institutions around the globe, including the Museum. In Dark Universe, viewers will see the night sky at the historic Mount Wilson Observatory, soar across the Milky Way Galaxy, and parachute through Jupiter’s atmosphere. Dark Universe was created by the American Museum of Natural History, the Frederick Phineas and Sandra Priest Rose Center for Earth and Space, and the Hayden Planetarium.

Born to Be Wild - Maritime Aquarium
Through June 30, 2024 - Norwalk

Academy-Award winner Morgan Freeman lends his voice to this film which follows orphaned baby orangutans and elephants, and the people who rescue and raise them for eventual release back into the wild. Through June 30,2014.

Mathnasium Open House - Mathnasium of Scarsdale
Through August 17, 2024 - Scarsdale

WARNING! Your Child May Become Crazy About MATH! Let Mathnasium show you how they "make math make sense" during an afternoon of fun, games, hands-on learning, and information, as they introduce Mathnasium to Westchester. Mathnasium Learning Centers increase math skills, understanding of math concepts, and overall school performance, while building confidence and forging a positive attitude toward the subject. Each student follows a personalized learning program with the help of specially trained Mathnasium math tutors who provide instruction - and lots of warm encouragement.

Fridays at EVR: NYC's Newest Friday Hotspot - EVR
Through February 22, 2104 - New York

Venue Information: E&R Group (Eric Virgil & Rob Diesel) presents February 21st, 2014 The Grand Opening EVR Fridays with Francis Mercier at EVR located at 54 W 39th St, New York, NY 10018 Ladies are Free before 12:00 on The E&R Group List Gentlemen $20 reduced on The E&G Group List Doors Open at 10pm. Ends at 4am. Music Type: House, Top 40 and EDM If you have been to one of our events in the past, you already know what you are in for. If you haven't been to one yet, now is your chance. EVR (Ever), a unique gastro-lounge located in the heart of Manhattan's Empire District, is a sleek and sophisticated nightlife destination offering an exclusive interactive experience. Our neighbors include Bryant Park, the Fashion District and many of NYCs most prestigious financial and law firms The 5,000 square-foot, dual level space features two bars, an elevated DJ booth, a curated cocktail menu, created by expert in-house mixologist Orson Salicetti ,and delectable nouveau American cuisine. Combining industrial chic decor with cutting edge design elements including eclectic atmosphere lighting, vintage furniture, signature art installation and entertainment provided by world-class DJs. EVR brings the artistry back into nightlife with a high-energy milieu once thought only to exist Downtown to Midtown. This Hot Spot brings you a funky, A-List Crowd. Top DJ Francis Mercier, DJ Rich P and Destro will be spinning house and EDM. For information, please text 917-300-8976 or email us at [email protected] Age: 21 and over with proper ID For all our other events please log onto http://www.theenrgroup.com

Boutique R&B Artist Chaz Langley - Shrine
Through February 20, 3014 - New York City

Boutique R&B artist CHAZ LANGLEY is known for his smooth vocal versatility and mesmerizing songwriting. His music has gained him a live TV appearance on Jimmy Fallon and a music spot on a national TV commercial. Chaz is currently recording his new EP which includes his hot new single "Song of Sorrow", out on iTunes now. For more info, ChazLangley.com.

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