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THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN BRONX ON SEPTEMBER 21

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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, September 21, 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 September 21. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Bronx, check out our complete calendar of events.

Shabbat for Tots - Union Temple
Through December 28, 2012 - Brooklyn

Singing, dancing, and a little Hebrew for toddlers, preschoolers, and their adult guests. Led by Yoshie - kids' favorite!

Halloween Theme Event - Bayville Scream Park
September 21, 2012 - Bayville

They don't call it a scream park for nothing. This place is more than a haunted house; Bayville is a Halloween theme park complete with 5 haunted venues.

Jupiter String Quartet - Adelphi University
September 21, 2012 - Garden City

The Jupiter String Quartet returns for their fifth season as an ensemble in residence. The acclaimed quartet will present an uplifting and light-hearted evening of musical jokes, featuring the music of Hayden, Bartok, and Brahms. For more information, visit jupiterquartet.com.

Fall Crafts at Lyndhurst - Lyndhurst
September 21, 2012 - Tarrytown

Shop for one-of-a-kind and limited edition jewelry, fashion, and accessories, furniture and home decor pieces, as well as functional and sculptural work in ceramics, glass, metal, painting, photography, wood, and mixed media. Plus, purchase specialty foods and participate in children's activities. For the first time in 2012, Arm-of-the-Sea Puppet Theater will be performing on Saturday and Sunday.

Scaryoke with Shequida - Times Scare
September 21, 2012 - New York

Considering some of the voices they've heard, Times Scare knows Karaoke can be pretty scary. But just wait until sultry Mistress of the Night, Shequida, gets on stage to host Scaryoke live in the crypt every Friday night. Frightfully delicious sing-along fun where you can win special Scaryoke prizes! Sign up at 9pm, show begins at 10pm.

ZEPHYR Happy Hour Cruise - Circle Line Downtown
September 21, 2012 - New York

Experience Happy Hour in glittering style! Cruise along New York Harbor aboard the luxurious ZEPHYR yacht and enjoy a Happy Hour like never before. Straight up or on the rocks, every drink is on the water! It's the hottest way to cool down! Enjoy: 90-Minute Harbor Cruise; Live DJs; 2 Cash Bars; Drink Specials; Sun Deck; Two Fully Enclosed, Climate-Controlled Decks; Breathtaking Views of the Skyline at Sunset. Thursdays & Fridays, departs 6:30pm, Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day weekend. $25. Must be 21 or older, with valid ID.

Tedeschi Trucks Band - Beacon Theatre
Through September 21, 2012 - New York

Tedeschi Trucks Band hits the stage at The Beacon Theatre on September 20 & 21 at 8PM. The blues rock group Tedeschi Trucks Band was founded in 2010 after both Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi put their solo bands on hiatus to form a new group that let the married couple focus on making music together.

Wii Play - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library,Village Branch
September 21, 2012 - Haverstraw

Kids can challenge themselves and their friends on the Wii. For grades 1-6.

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
September 21, 2012 - Garnerville

LEGO builders ages 4-12 are invited to build something cool and submit it for the library's Build of the Week display.

Tot Shabbat Hop - Nanuet Hebrew Center
September 21, 2012 - New City

This early Shabbat service is intended for families with children in pre-school - kindergarten. Services are led by Rabbi Paul Kurland and Cantor Barry Kanarek and include blessings, songs, and prayers.

Music and Movement - Long Island Children's Museum
September 21, 2012 - Garden City

It's music, music, music. Musical instruments and catchy sing-along songs get the youngest children to move their bodies.

Free Beginner Violin Trial Class - JCC Mid-Westchester
September 21, 2012 - Scarsdale

Children ages 3-8 years can try a free class led by Scarsdale Strings at the JCC of Mid-Westchester. The program uses the popular methods of Suzuki and Essential Elements to teach children music in a fun and nurturing group environment. Contact Anna Stampfli at 914-269-7946, or [email protected]

Toy Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Gerritsen Beach branch
September 21, 2012 - Gerritsen Beach

Babies and toddlers play with toys, meet new friends, and learn how to share!

Princess Ball - New Jersey Children's Museum
September 21, 2012 - Paramus

Little princesses are invited to meet and greet their favorite big princesses at this popular, periodic event. Children and their parents can dine and dance the evening away with DJ Polka Dot. Fee includes a hot dinner entree, beverages, fresh fruit, and a dessert buffet plus museum admission. Reservations required; for tickets, visit njcm.com or call 201-262-2638 x10.

Fall Workshop - Jill's Ceramics
September 21, 2012 - West Nyack

Artists of all ages can paint a plate, mug, serving, or seasonal item for fall including pumpkins, witches, ghosts, or goblins. Honey pots and apple plates are also available for the Jewish New year. Items can be painted and taken home or left for glazing. Fee includes instruction. Pre-registration is requested.

Pajama Glow-in-the-Dark Yoga - Karma Kids Yoga
September 21, 2012 - West Village

Kids should wear their pajamas to this special Friday night class. They'll do yoga, hear a story, and use yummy smelling foot rubs. Milk and cookies are served after class. Reservation required, call 646-638-1444.

Tarrytown 3rd Friday - Tarrytown
September 21, 2012 - Tarrytown

Art openings, late night shopping, restaurant specials, free live music, and a host of entertainment for all ages. Rain or shine.

Family Fun Night Pajama Party with Stellaluna - Stepping Stones Museum
September 21, 2012 - Norwalk

Enjoy story time, craft activities, complimentary snacks and a musical parade with the star of Jannell Cannon's book, Stellaluna. Register online or by calling ext. 264.

PAUL BYROM (formerly of Celtic Thunder) - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
September 21, 2012 - New York

Paul Byrom is often hailed as Ireland's premier tenor, and with good reason. From an early age, his special vocal talent brought him the attention of music coaches and talent spotters. The Dublin-born tenor was a professional singer by his early teens and recorded his first album as a boy soprano at 14. His second release, titled Velvet, came out in 2005 and reached No. 2 on the Irish music charts. The success of this album led to many appearances on Irish television and radio, including Celebrity Jigs and Reels, where he reached the grand final.

Wii Fun For Kids - White Plains Public Library
September 21, 2012 - White Plains

The competition for boys and girls in grades 1-5 takes place on the big screen in The Trove's Galaxy Hall. Tickets distributed 30 minutes in advance.

Family Movie Night - Moxie Spot
September 21, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

The Moxie Spot combines its comfy food with a program of short movies and a family-friendly feature. Check website for movie titles.

Ladies Night Out - Fashion - Circle Line Downtown
September 21, 2012 - New York

It's the first ever Ladies Night Out on the ZEPHYR, and you've just got to be there. Grab your besties, co-workers, neighbors, sorority sister, single mom friends, and anyone else that wants to be pampered and party! Where else can you get in some serious girl talk with beautiful scenery, delicious cocktails, the latest tunes spinning, a pyschic reading and a decadent dessert bar to die for!!!! Our VIP Package comes complete with open premium bar, gift bag mini manicure and mini-massage, so you will also be leaving the boat feeling more relaxed. Each month there will be a different theme with an array of vendors to shop and become even more beautiful then you already are.

Introduction to Fashion Pro - Central Library
September 21, 2012 - Jamaica

Tweens and teens can learn about this fashion design software and create their own style of clothing. Pre-registration is required.

Fall Free For All - Long Island Children's Museum
September 21, 2012 - Garden City

Calling all artists. Stop by the Inner Lobby of the museum and feel free to use your imagination. Using a variety of fun materials, craft a one-of-a-kind artwork to take home.

START (Story+Art) - Long Island Children's Museum
September 21, 2012 - Garden City

Kids listen to a different story each week that relates to the season. After the story, all little hands are on deck to create an art project in response to the story.

Draw Your Portrait Using A Mirror - East Elmhurst Library
September 21, 2012 - East Elmhurst

In this three session art workshop, children will use professional drawing pencils and paper to draw themselves by looking in a mirror. The last session will be a sharing presentation with all participants. Children will be able to take their framed portraits home. Registration required.

Tales for Tots - The Field Library
September 21, 2012 - Peekskill

Stories, songs, fingerplays, and fun. Interactive, drop-in storytime for tots ages 2 and older with a caregiver.

Sesame Street Live! 'Can't Stop Singing' - Nassau Coliseum
September 21, 2012 - Uniondale

Kids will be tickled as their favorite characters burst into song and dance. Sesame Street Live is a larger-than-life, musical touring stage production featuring Big Bird, Elmo, Cookie Monster, Bert and Ernie, and more. The audience is invited to participate -- a perfect treat for little ones to sing along with their furry friends.

New Era Anime Club - Yonkers Public Library - Riverfront
September 21, 2012 - Yonkers

Teens and tweens ages 12-19 discuss and read Manga, watch and talk about Anime, draw, debate, and answer trivia questions. Light snacks provided.

Picture Book Time - Ozone Park Library
September 21, 2012 - Ozone Park

Young children can enjoy an hour of storytelling, music and games.

Arts and Crafts - East Flushing Library
September 21, 2012 - Flushing

Children ages 4 and up can enjoy an afternoon of "crafty" fun. Space is limited, and preregistration is required in person with the instructor before class.

Drop-in Fall Crafts - Wilton Library
September 21, 2012 - Wilton

Children of all ages can stop by during regular library hours and make a craft to take home.

Outdoor Adventures: Reptiles & Amphibians of Connecticut - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
September 21, 2012 - Stamford

Join SM&NC staff for a hike on the trails to look for signs of late summer salamanders, frogs and snakes, then head back to the Overbrook Nature Center for a chance to meet some up close. Learn about the 14 different types of snakes in our state and how to identify them. Recommended for ages 6 and up. To register call 203-977-6521.

Kidz Cook - Staten Island Children's Museum
September 21, 2012 - Staten Island

Kids stir up some fried rice.

Story Time with Jordan - Powerhouse Arena
September 21, 2012 - DUMBO

Powerhouse Arena's resident children's literature authority, Jordan Neilsen, reads some of the store's famous kids books.

Friday Night Laser Tag Special - Long Island's Laser Bounce
September 21, 2012 - Levittown

Come play laser tag. Get 4 games and 20 game tokens, a $25 value. Valid for games played 8pm and after.

Long Beach Jazz Festival - Long Beach Public Library
September 21, 2012 - Long Beach

Free jazz concert with Castle Magic (artists Santi Debriano, Harvie S, and Essiet Essiet) at 7pm, followed by Chieli Minucci (Special EFX)at 8pm.

Friday Morning Yoga - Sands Point Preserve
September 21, 2012 - Port Washington

Artist and yoga expert Victoria Selbach will lead a 45-minute family session in the beautiful setting of historic Hempstead House. Discover the benefits of this ancient form of exercise, including strength building, stretching, and relaxation. Call for more information and to register.

TREASURE ISLAND - Theatre Three
September 21, 2012 - Port Jefferson

In this musical, buried treasure and danger abound as young Jim Hawkins sets sail in search of fortune, little knowing he has boarded a pirate ship with Long John Silver.

FILM SCREENINGS: RINEKE DIJKSTRA SELECTS - Guggenheim Museum
September 21, 2012 - Manhattan

On the occasion of Rineke Dijkstra: A Retrospective, the Guggenheim presents a short program of film and video works carefully assembled by the artist. This unique program includes Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore (1999), Mark Leckey's acclaimed short film portraying British nightlife from fragments of found video footage; Pierre Huyghe's Blanche-Neige Lucie (1997), a short film capturing the struggle of Lucie Dolene, who sued Disney to regain possession of the copyright to her own voice in the French dubbed version of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs; as well as Blind Kind (1964), Johan van der Keuken's documentary about a school for blind children in Amsterdam.

LEARN TO DRAW with ART TEACHER AMY - West Islip Community Center
September 21, 2012 - West Islip

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

Local Color II - Gallery North
Through September 21, 2012 - Setauket

The exhibit features current work by contemporary local artists showcasing the natural beauty of Long Island's sea and skyscapes, woods, and fields, as well as the bustle and interplay of its roads and residents.

Frank Dain Sings 'The Magic of Mathis' - The Metropolitan Room
September 21, 2012 - New York

Frank Dain returns to the cabaret stage in September with his first solo show in 13 years, in The Magic of Mathis. In four performances at New York City’s Metropolitan Room, Dain will bring fresh interpretations to such Johnny Mathis signature tunes as “Chances Are,” “It’s Not for Me to Say,” “Wild Is the Wind,” “Misty” and “The Twelfth of Never. ” Contributing creative arrangements is Dain's frequent collaborator, Musical Director Kathleen Landis. The Magic of Mathis will also include infrequently sung jewels as “99 Miles from L.A.,” “Yellow Roses on Her Gown,” “I’ll Be Easy to Find” and “Photograph,” all part of Mathis's remarkable 56-year career. Multi-award winning director/entertainer Lennie Watts is directing. Scheduled performances are at 7pm on Saturdays, September 8 and 15, and 7pm Fridays, September 21 and 28.

Jr. Marine Biologist/Babylon - Sport Fishing Education Center
September 21, 2012 - Babylon

Chilren ages 3-5 and accompanied by an adult, enjoy a fun-filled adventure focused on marine environment that includes hands-on time with live marine animals. Registration is required.

Symposium: Empathy, Affect and the Photographic Image - Guggenheim Museum
September 21, 2012 - Manhattan

In conjunction with Rineke Dijkstra: A Retrospective, leading scholars discuss the role that empathy plays in the interactions among photographer, subject, and viewer. Speakers include Jennifer Blessing, Senior Curator, Photography, Guggenheim Museum; Johanna Burton, Bard College; Carol Mavor, University of Manchester; and Peggy Phelan, Stanford University. Moderated by George Baker, University of California, Los Angeles. Following the symposium, guests are invited to enjoy a reception and exhibition viewing of Rineke Dijkstra: A Retrospective.

The Critical Moment: Architecture in the Expanded Field - The Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Gallery, The Cooper Union
Through September 21, 2012 - New York

An exhibition featuring innovation and visionary works designed by graduates of the Master of Architecture II Program, Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at The Cooper Union Cooper Union graduates of the Master of Architecture II Program display their 2012 thesis projects in “The Critical Moment: Architecture in the Expanded Field.” Projects include “Prosthetic Aesthetics,” an exploration how technology affects the body and how this affects architecture and “Parallel Cities,” an examination of post–Arab Spring Cairo, where unprecedented, electronic idea sharing created two entities: an actual city and a virtual city. Questioning the very boundaries of architecture itself, collectively their work addresses the critical issues now shaping the discipline’s discourse. IMAGES: http://cooper.edu/events-and-exhibitions/events/critical-moment-architecture-expanded-field-march-ii-thesis September 12-September 21, 2012 Opening reception: Wednesday, September 12th at 6:30PM Gallery Hours: T-Sat 12-7PM, Gallery Closed: Sunday and Monday

FAMILY FRIDAY PIZZA & MOVIE NIGHT - Charlotte's Place
September 21, 2012 - New York

It’s Friday night, you made it through the week, the kids are hungry, and you’re too tired to cook. Bring the whole family to Charlotte’s Place (107 Greenwich Street in Lower Manhattan) at 6 PM on September 21st for free Family Friday Pizza & Movie Night. In Babe, Farmer Hoggett wins a piglet at a fair and saves him from slaughter after he befriends the other animals on the farm. The piglet soon names himself Babe, and forms a great friendship with Fly, a sheepdog. Wanting to be just like Fly, Babe puts his chops to test by herding sheep with the help of Farmer Hoggett. The community is pleasantly surprised when the two compete in a sheep herding competition. Charlotte’s Place is a free space in Lower Manhattan. Open to everyone, it is supported and operated by Trinity Wall Street, an Episcopal parish in the city of New York. For upcoming events, visit http://www.trinitywallstreet.org/calendar, or check the Charlotte’s Place Facebook and Twitter pages.

Family Friday Pizza & Movie Night: 'Babe' - Charlotte's Place
September 21, 2012 - Lower Manhattan

It's Friday night, you made it through the week, the kids are hungry, and you're too tired to cook. Bring the whole family to Charlotte's Place for free Family Friday Pizza & Movie Night. In "Babe," Farmer Hoggett wins a piglet at a fair and saves him from slaughter after he befriends the other animals on the farm. The piglet soon names himself Babe, and forms a great friendship with Fly, a sheepdog. Wanting to be just like Fly, Babe puts his chops to test by herding sheep with the help of Farmer Hoggett. The community is pleasantly surprised when the two compete in a sheep herding competition. Charlotte's Place is a free space in Lower Manhattan. Open to everyone, it is supported and operated by Trinity Wall Street, an Episcopal parish in the city of New York.

Make a Masterpiece - Chappaqua Public Library
September 21, 2012 - Chappaqua

Kids in grades 2-4 make Rousseau-inspired mixed-media creations. Registration required.

Stroller Tours - Katonah Museum of Art
September 21, 2012 - Katonah

New parents, grandparents, and caregivers can enjoy this exhibition tour specially designed for adults with children under 18 months old. Following light breakfast snacks provided by DeCicco Family Markets, participants will join an interactive tour, and engage in discussions and art activities inspired by the "Ice Age" to the Digital Age: The 3D Animation Art of Blue Sky Studios exhibition. No registration required. Crying babies are welcome!

Retro Dance Party - Culture Club
September 21, 2012 - New York

80s retro dance party at the new Culture Club! Drink specials, $5 beer, wine, well drinks.

Wayne Krantz - Highline Ballroom
September 21, 2012 - New York

Former Steely Dan guitarist Wayne Krantz performs with Keith Carlock and Nate Wood.

BLACK MASSIVE ft. AIRWAVE, MANTIS, JANTSEN and MORE - Highllne Ballroom
September 21, 2012 - New York

As an electronic music activist who's been around for well over 15 years, Belgian resident Laurent Veronnez better known as Airwave needs has been signed to the infamous Bonzai label since 1996. Responsible for a bunch of Progressive House and Trance's finest tracks during their glory days, the man's discography is immense and breathtaking. Taylor Scott and Paul Ollinger, known as Mantis, began their musical careers with metal & deathcore, transitioning to heavy bass music.

PATTI LUPONE - 54 Below
September 21, 2012 - 254 West 54th Street

Haven Burlesque at The Sanctuary Hotel - The Sanctuary Hotel
September 21, 2012 - New York

What's better than a great burlesque performance? How about one in the sky? That’s what you'll get above it all at Haven Rooftop at The Sanctuary Hotel from 7:30pm to 9:30pm every Friday. The ladies of Dances of Vice will tease and twirl and shed nearly everything every half hour in between DJ sets, as cocktails abound at this rooftop hotspot. Dances of Vice is a New York nightlife sensation which attracts a decadent menagerie of dandies, aesthetes, and dreamers who gather in shared enthusiasm for the music, fashion, culture, and beauty of worlds imagined or forgotten. Dances of Vice incorporates a myriad of anachronistic and new romantic influences in Dadaistic celebration of the liberating effects of beauty, fantasy and surrealism. Haven Rooftop at The Sanctuary Hotel is located at 132 West 47th Street. www.havenrooftop.com.

Jupiter String Quartet - Adelphi University Performing Arts Center
September 21, 2012 - Garden City

The Jupiter String Quartet returns for their fifth season as an ensemble in residence. The acclaimed quartet will present an uplifting and lighthearted evening of musical jokes, featuring the music of Haydn, Bartok and Brahms. For more information, visit jupiterquartet.com.

Skyroom Two Year Anniversary - Skyroom Rooftop
September 21, 2012 - new york

Skyroom Fridays is the hottest rooftop party in town ::: Each and every week don't miss the best DJs playing at our outdoor and indoor Rooftop club! This Friday September 21st – Skyroom TWo Year Anniversary featuring international models with DJ Francis Mercier Come for some drinks, great music, dancing and lounge on our outdoor patio enjoying the best view of New York's Skyline and the amazing spring weather! For guest list and reservations contact us at [email protected] or text 917.937.8393 - Please note that trendy cocktail attire is highly suggested and table reservations for large groups are highly recommended. Skyroom New York City - Tallest Indoor And Outdoor Rooftop Oasis in New York - 330 West 40th St - www.skyroomnyc.com

Open House - CCLC at 4 NY Plaza
September 21, 2012 - New York

CCLC is now open and is currently enrolling full and part time children ages 6 weeks to 6 years old. On Friday, Sept. 21 stop by and meet the teachers. They will be available to speak about our curriculum, high quality care, and meeting your specific needs.

Jupiter String Quartet - Adelphi University Performing Arts Center
September 21, 2012 - Garden City

The Jupiter String Quartet returns for their fifth season as an ensemble in residence. The acclaimed quartet will present an uplifting and lighthearted evening of musical jokes, featuring the music of Haydn, Bartok, and Brahms. For more information, visit jupiterquartet.com.

NYRP's Campout - Swindler Cove Park
Through September 22, 2012 - Harlem

City kids don't usually have the chance to campout in their backyards. Very few New Yorkers have experienced their urban habitat at night. You might think that you have to leave the city to go camping, but NYRP is hosting two opportunities this season to pitch a tent, unroll your sleeping bag and sleep under the stars. Starting on Friday at 5pm, participants will learn to pitch their own tent, take an evening hike through Highbridge Park (feeding time for many creatures!), eat burgers and/or hot dogs from the grill, make s'mores, and watch a movie on the big screen. All activities will happen outdoors, so bring a sweater to stay warm at night. If you don't have a sleeping bag or sleeping pad, then bring some blankets. This is urban camping, so use the resources you already have. NYRP will have limited sleeping bags/pads for those in need and will provide all tents. The camping event will end around 9am on Saturday morning, following breakdown of the campsite and breakfast.

Joe Jackson and the Bigger Band - The Town Hall
Through September 22, 2012 -

Joe Jackson, a five-time Grammy nominee will be performing songs from his new CD The Duke and hits from his career long illustrious musical arsenal.

Life on the Mississippi, A Musical Play - WorkShop Theater Company
Through September 22, 2012 - New York

WorkShop Theater Company's Musical Theater Wing presents a musical play by Philip Hall - based on the book by Mark Twain chronicling his youthful quest to become a steamboat pilot.

Aries Spears - Gotham Comedy Club
Through September 22, 2012 - New York

Ever since Chicago native Aries Spears was 14 years old, he has been a force to be reckoned with in the comedy scene throughout America. His quick wit, charisma and ferociously aggressive style of comedy have earned him critical acclaim, high accolades, and above all, a busy schedule. From being a regular on Fox's Mad TV, starring in feature films, appearing on a number of national talk shows, and continually touring the country with his stand-up, Aries's talents are becoming recognized and appreciated throughout the entertainment industry.

Feast of San Gennaro - Little Italy
Through September 23, 2012 -

The 86th Annual Feast of San Gennaro, New York City's longest-running, biggest and most revered religious outdoor festival in the United States. Although this is an annual celebration of faith, the Feast of San Gennaro is known the world over for its festive atmosphere, an 11-day event featuring religious processions and colorful parades, free musical entertainment every day, a wide variety of ethnic food delicacies, charming restaurants and cafes and even a world-famous cannoli-eating competition! The central focus of the celebration takes place every September 19th, the official Saint Day when a celebratory Mass is held in Most Precious Blood Church, followed immediately by a religious procession in which the Statue of San Gennaro is carried from its permanent home in the church through the streets that comprise Little Italy. The 11th Annual Cannoli Eating Competition takes place on Sept. 13 at 2pm; official feast day is Sept. 19; and the Grand Procession is Sept. 22.

Edouard Vuillard: A Painter and His Muses, 1890-1940 - The Jewish Museum
Through September 23, 2012 -

This exhibition features key works in various media by Edouard Vuillard, the twentieth-century master whose unique blend of tradition and modernity evokes the refined and sophisticated society of his patrons, many of whom were Jewish.

Stories in Sterling: Four Centuries of Silver in New York - New-York Historical Society
Through September 23, 2012 - Upper West Side

The New-York Historical Society will present Stories in Sterling: Four Centuries of Silver in New York, an exhibition highlighting the histories of 150 notable examples of silver from its collection. Made across the span of four centuries, the objects in the exhibition tell a diversity of stories: many speak to individual accomplishment and family pride, while a few have unsettling ties or backgrounds. The silver, ranging from simple spoons to extravagant trophies, culled from a trove of over 3,000 objects, includes powerful eyewitness artifacts linked to significant moments in the history of New York and the United States.

Aliens, Gadgets and Guns: Designing The World of 'Men In Black 3' - Museum of the Moving Image
Through September 23, 2012 - Astoria

The extraterrestrials, created by Rick Barker in the "Men In Black" series, are among the most memorable visual elements in this comical action adventure. This exhibit features more than 25 objects from the forthcoming third installment of the film series and includes Baker's alien creatures, memory-erasing neuralyzers, and the iconic black shades worn by Agents J and K. Exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of Baker creating alien creature makeup is also featured in this exhibit, which runs through Sept. 23.

CMA's Free Art Island Outpost - Governors Island
Through September 23, 2012 -

With a programming emphasis for children ages 1-12 years, participants can choose from a variety of hands on art projects and art-viewing experiences, including artist-led workshops, self-guided art stations, large collaborative projects, sound design, animation, podcasting, and more. Additionally, select artwork from CMA's permanent collection of over 2,000 pieces of children's artwork will be on display in building 14 and select children's made films from the unique Media Lab collection will be screened in building 11. Each day a guided workshop will accompany the collection exhibit and film screening to further enrich the art and film viewing.

CAROUSEL - Goodspeed Opera House
Through September 23, 2012 - East Haddam

In this Rogers and Hammerstein production, an innocent young millworker and swaggering carousel barker meets a tragic end but is given one chance for redemption by delivering hope to the daughter he never knew and whispering words left unspoken to his wife.

Summer Urban Garden - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Through September 23, 2012 - Prospect Heights

BBG celebrates the urban garden with plantings of ornamental edibles, designs for four-season beauty, and arrangements of tropical houseplants, with special attention on container gardening, vertical gardening, and other options for city dwellers.

Churchill: The Power of Words - Morgan Library & Museum
Through September 23, 2012 -

Sir Winston Churchill's impact upon the twentieth century is difficult to overestimate. A master orator and writer, Churchill's use of spoken and written words will be explored in this exhibition that covers more than a half century of his life?from Victorian childhood letters to his parents, to Cold War correspondence with President Eisenhower, and featuring some of his most famous wartime oratory. Drawn from the Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge, the presentation uses drafts, speaking notes, personal and official correspondence, public statements, and recordings from some of his most compelling speeches and broadcasts as lenses to examine the main events in Churchill's life. Of particular focus will be Churchill's lifelong relationship with the United States, homeland of his Brooklyn-born mother, from first visit in 1895 to award of Honorary Citizenship in 1963; and the ways in which he used the written and spoken word to develop, complement and advance his political career.

Renaissance Venice: Drawings from the Morgan - Morgan Library and Museum
Through September 23, 2012 - New York

Featuring some seventy masterpieces of drawings, books, maps, and letters from the Morgan's rich holdings, the exhibition Renaissance Venice: Drawings from the Morgan chronicles the artistic production of the city of Venice and its territories during the republic's Golden Age, the sixteenth century. The exhibition features striking examples by great masters of the period, including Paris Bordone, Vittore Carpaccio, Lorenzo Lotto, Jacopo Tintoretto, Titian, and Paolo Veronese. Offering compelling insights into contemporary art, religion, and culture, Renaissance Venice addresses topics such as the portrait in Venetian art, Venice and the landscape tradition, religious and civic life, artistic innovations in printmaking and drawing, book publishing and cartography, and the role of foreign artists in the city. This is the first presentation and study of these drawings as a group and the first show in the United States on this theme.

Space, Light, Structure - The Jewelry of Margaret de Patta - Museum of Arts & Design
Through September 23, 2012 -

SPACE-LIGHT-STRUCTURE: THE JEWELRY OF MARGARET DE PATTA is the first comprehensive retrospective of the life and work of Margaret De Patta (1903-1964), a pioneer in American studio jewelry whose modernist creations remain as fresh and vital today as when they were initially conceived in the mid-twentieth century. Featuring De Patta's most spectacular brooches, pendants, and rings, Space, Light, Structure explores the major contributions of this groundbreaking San Francisco artist and sheds new light on her radical design philosophy. In 1939, De Patta began her search for new techniques that would allow her to take advantage of the inherent refractory properties of transparent and semi-transparent crystals. Her innovative "opticuts" revolutionized contemporary jewelry by transforming stones into brilliant, transparent spatial objects that, to this day, remain unsurpassed in concept, form, and execution. Growing out of her passion for modern architecture-and signaling a radical departure from the conventional perception of jewelry as mere body ornament- the compositions of her "wearable miniature sculptures" exhibit a dynamic equilibrium in which cantilevered, linear elements are counter-balanced against more compact, denser forms. The exhibition also illuminates the critical influence of De Patta's mentor, L�szl� Moholy-Nagy, the renowned artist with whom she studied in 1941-42. The Constructivist concepts championed by this former Bauhaus master and co-founder of the Chicago Bauhaus are manifest in De Patta's manipulation of space and light as well as through her incorporation of kinetic elements, space-defining steel screens, "opticut" rutilated crystals, and "floating" tension-mounted stones. Several equilibrium studies and photograms by Moholy-Nagy will underscore the enduring formal strength and visual excitement of the jewelry De Patta produced following the tenets she absorbed from him. Important works by other leading international protagonists of Constructivism, including El Lissitzky Alexander Archipenko, and Gy�rgy Kepes, will also be included in order to contextualize De Patta and her work. Drawn from important museum, gallery, and private collections in the United States and Canada, as well as from the De Patta Archives in California, the exhibition also presents never-before-shown examples of the artist's flatware, ceramics, and designs for interior spaces, in addition to travel diaries of her trips to Mexico, Japan, and the 1939 New York World's Fair.

Stories in Sterling: Four Centuries of Silver in New York - New-York Historical Society
Through September 23, 2012 - New York

Stories in Sterling: Four Centuries of Silver in New York, highlights the histories of 150 notable examples of silver from the New-York Historical Society's collection. Made across the span of four centuries, the objects in the exhibition tell a diversity of stories: many speak to individual accomplishment and family pride, while a few have unsettling ties or backgrounds. The silver, ranging from simple spoons to extravagant trophies, culled from a trove of over 3,000 objects, includes powerful eyewitness artifacts linked to significant moments in the history of New York and the United States.

New York Renaissance Faire - Sterling Forest State Park
Through September 23, 2012 - Tuxedo

Renaissance Fairs are one of those things you either love or think are really strange. This one returns for its 35th year with a quirky mix of shows, crafts, rides, food, and other attractions - including a jousting match and live-action chess game featuring human "pieces." Discount tickets available online. The fair is open rain or shine, weekends and Labor Day through Sept. 23.

Brooklyn Book Festival - Brooklyn Borough Hall
Through September 23, 2012 - Brooklyn

The Brooklyn Book Festival happens at various locations (consult website for specifics), and events are dedicated to nearly every literature genre. Readers of all ages will find their thing! Authors lined up for 2012 include Kurt Andersen, Paul Auster, Mary Higgins Clark, Billy Collins, Leela Corman, Andrea Cremer, Edwidge Danticat, Thomas Frank, Pete Hamill, Gilbert Hernandez, Jaime Hernandez, Katrina vanden Heuvel, John Hodgman, Derek Kirk Kim, Dennis Lehane, Philip Levine, Jaime Manrique, Terry McMillan, Carla Speed McNeil, Joyce Carol Oates, R.J. Palacio, Francine Prose, Esmeralda Santiago, Sapphire, Jon Scieszka, Adrian Tomine, Colson Whitehead, E.O. Wilson, James Wolcott. This is the first year the festival will be a week long event.

Tots to Teens Book Sale - Wilton Library
Through September 23, 2012 - Wilton

Shop for gently-used or like-new children's books including board books, picture books and young adult novels. Also available are books on tape and CD, DVDs, and music CDs. All items are bargain priced. Proceeds benefit the library.

'The Jungle Book' - Peter Jay Sharp Theater
Through September 23, 2012 - Times Square

This brand new adaption of Kipling's classic tale of a lost boy being adopted by the jungle is told through the eyes of young Alex, who through the pages of the story uses his imagination to bring the book to life. Through shadow puppetry, and new staging this is a show the entire family will enjoy.

Cosi - Urban Stages
Through September 23, 2012 - New York

Set in a Melbourne mental institution in 1971, Cosi is the classic Australian comedy by renowned playwright Louis Nowra. When Lewis, a recent university graduate, accepts a job directing mental patients in a performance intended to bring them out of their shells, he gets more than he bargains for as the show the patients choose is Mozart's opera Così Fan Tutte. To make matters worse, the venue for this performance is a fire-gutted theatre with a leaking roof and faulty wiring. The cast includes a pyromaniac, a junkie, a manic-depressive, a knife-wielding romantic, a confused realist, a Lithium-addicted pianist who hates Mozart, and a stuttering ex-lawyer who refuses to take part in the production. Lewis, needless to say, is slightly discouraged by the task at hand. http://www.australianmadeentertainment.com/

DARCY OAKE-ILLUSIONIST - Times Scare
Through September 23, 2012 - New York

Darcy Oake is a walking bag of charisma. Equipped with an infectious smile and inviting personality Darcy continues to perform world wide. He began a serious interest in magic at the age of 10 after a trip to the local magic store. Now years later Darcy has been coined as one of Canada's premier magicians. Darcy holds the distinction of being the youngest person in history to win the Pacific Rim Professional Stage Challenge.

EINSTEIN ON THE BEACH - Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)
Through September 23, 2012 - Brooklyn

Robert Wilson and Philip Glass return to BAM with their seminal 20th-century masterwork opera Einstein on the Beach, a hypnotic, poetic tableau inspired by Einstein and featuring choreography by Lucinda Childs. Part of BAM's Next Wave Festival.

Cruise Nights - Bear Mountain State Park
Through September 26, 2012 - Bear Mountain

Rod Benders Car Club of New York hosts this popular, summertime, event each Wednesday evening through September. Check out cool cars with your kids, maybe even show them your first set of wheels. Cruise nights also feature vendors and entertainment.

Clay Day - Staten Island Children's Museum
Through September 26, 2012 - Staten Island

Satisfy a "knead" by working with some air-dry clay. Create a tactile piece.

Paint Day - Staten Island Children's Museum
Through September 27, 2012 - Staten Island

Plenty of time for experimenting with paint and other media.

Stories in Spanish & English - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
Through September 27, 2012 - Garnerville

Young readers are invited for stories, songs, finger plays, and more in both and Spanish and English.

Weekend Family Programs - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 6
Through September 29, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

Come explore the wonders of Pier 6 and Main Street with Brooklyn Bridge Park's playground associates, who lead educational based activities. Different themes each weekend.

US - Lion Theater
Through September 29, 2012 - New York

A 21st century love story set against the backdrop of the 2008 Presidential election. US examines the power struggles in both politics and the bedroom. It dissects how people meet, communicate, copulate and fall in love in the age of constant media and technology.

Open Up, Hadrian - Magic Futurebox
Through September 29, 2012 - Brooklyn

Caborca Theatre and Magic Futurebox are proud to announce their upcoming co-production, Open up, Hadrian, playing at Magic Futurebox (55 33rd St. 4th Floor, Brooklyn 11232) from September 13th to September 30, 2012. Written by Javierantonio González and directed by Meiyin Wang, Open up, Hadrian is an immersive promenade production that jumps more than 2,000 years and 20,000 square feet, transforming the Sunset Park warehouse into Ancient Rome by way of an excavated film set not so long abandoned. In the years between the fall of the gods and the rise of Jesus, a young man named Hadrian emerged as Rome’s most philosophical emperor, caught in the midst of two bloody wars of expansion. He loved poetry, theatre, and all things Greek. He was also gay. Open up, Hadrian imagines the life of this highly successful but deeply frustrated man with elements of Greek drama and dark comedy—his anguished love, lofty ideals, and his big, famous wall. Open up, Hadrian is an irreverent and contemporary play that looks back to a world 2,000 years younger and reads it variously as the nadir of imperial exploitation, a hotbed of radical political thought, a renaissance of engineering, and a raunchily naïve adolescent sex party. As “downtown theatre” comes more and more to mean “outer borough theatre,” this production celebrates an anarchic artistic “empire” throughout New York, voracious as ancient Rome itself. Says Kevin Laibson, Co-Artistic Director of Magic Futurebox: “we were thrilled when Caborca came to us with Open up, Hadrian. To work with artists of such integrity and humor on a piece as high-flying as this is exactly why we started making theater in the first place.” The play’s creators and collaborators, like the Roman Empire, stretch across much of the known world. Playwright Javierantonio González, a native of Puerto Rico, is the artistic director of Caborca and the author of 11 plays and adaptations in both English and Spanish. Two have been published by New York Theatre Experience. He has been a member of the Public Theater’s Emerging Writer’s Group in 2010-11, Van Lier Directing fellow, and was a NYTheatre.com “Person of the Year” in 2010. Singaporean director Meiyin Wang recently collaborated with Magic Futurebox on Tommy Smith’s live radio play Forth. She is a recipient of the 2012 MAP Fund for her upcoming work motherland/ foreign relations (Berkeley Rep Ground Floor Residency), and also the Associate Artistic Producer of Under The Radar Festival. The set will be designed by Korean theatre and opera designer Jian Jung, whose work has been seen at Long Beach Opera, Juilliard, The Living Theatre, and Classic Stage Company among others. Members of the cast include experimental Romanian director Doris Mirescu, whose production of John Cassavetes’s Husbands stunned audiences at 2010’s Under The Radar Festival, Spanish-American actor Luis Moreno* (David Schweizer’s Peer Gynt, Mary Zimmerman’s Arabian Nights), American actors David Skeist* (David Gordon’s Beginning of the End of the… and TFANA’s Shlemiel the First, various with Caborca), Mikey Barringer (HERE’s The Three Seagulls), and B. Brian Argotsinger* (Hoi Polloi’s Baal), and Puerto Rican actors Laura Butler Rivera (BAC’s On the Beach, RipeTime’s Fire Throws), Tania Molina (Various with Caborca including FLORIDITA, my Love; Barceloneta, de noche), Yaremis Félix* (Various with Caborca, and Pregones’s Baile Cangrejero) and Marcos Toledo (Various with Caborca including FLORIDITA, my Love; Barceloneta, de noche). Lighting is by Tim Cryan, Costumes by Elizabeth Groth, and Sound Design by Betsy Rhodes. Caborca is an experimental theatre company making plays that move seamlessly between the irreverent and poetic, the personal and political, and the highly entertaining and intellectually challenging – inspired by Brecht’s view that to be challenged is also to be entertained. Based in New York City and working in both English and Spanish, the company’s work includes new plays, classical adaptations, and devised creations. Productions and co-productions have included El correo de la noche (IRT Theater), FLORIDITA, my Love (Teatro IATI, Teatro LATEA; published in Plays and Playwrights 2011), Barceloneta, de noche (Teatro IATI, Teatro LATEA), and Pen Knife (Living Theatre). Magic Futurebox was founded in 2010 as a playground for the development of theatre and other collaborative forms of art that bring audiences together. In the first 10 months of its existence, Magic Futurebox has worked with over 200 directors, actors, designers, musicians, and roboticists on 13 different productions. Currently, Magic Futurebox makes its home in Brooklyn, in 20,000 square feet of rehearsal, development, and performance space, appropriately located in a still functioning factory in Industry City. Open up, Hadrian is an equity approved showcase * These actors appear courtesy of Actors Equity Association TICKET AND SCHEDULE INFORMATION: http://openuphadrian.eventbrite.com/ Ticket Prices: $18 / $15 Students & Seniors September 13th – September 30th, 2012 Wednesday – Saturday, 7pm Magic Futurebox 55 33rd St. 4th Floor, Brooklyn 11232 N, R, D Trains to 36th St. Station www.magicfuturebox.com

Sacred Music Festival: Exploring Sufi Traditions - Alwan for the Arts
Through September 29, 2012 - New York

This festival has celebrated sacred musical traditions of the greater Middle East since 2007. The programs on this season’s celebration of the sacred focus on Sufi, mystical Islamic, traditions that stretch across North Africa through the Levant and east into Central and South Asia. September 15: Arooj Aftab and Ensemble Fresh, graceful innovations based on classical Pakistani, Sufi, and pre-partition South Asian music honoring ancestral roots performed by Arooj Aftab, originally from Lahore, Pakistan, and her ensemble. September 20: Screening: Bab'Aziz - The Prince Who Contemplated His Soul Bab'Aziz is the latest film from Tunisian writer and director Nacer Khemir. The story unfolds as the blind dervish Bab'Aziz (Parviz Shahinkhou) and his granddaughter Ishtar (Maryam Hamid) cross the desert in search of the great reunion of dervishes that takes place only once every thirty years. Side-by-side, the old man and the child wander for days across wide seas of sand with only their faith to guide them. September 22: Ush?q A melding of spiritual, improvisatory music based on a shared common ground of Sufism, poetry, & related maq?m systems, performed by representatives from North Africa, the Arab World, and Central/South Asia brought together in an ensemble called Ush?q and presented in collaboration with the Asian American Arts Alliance's Locating the Sacred. September 29: Tarab Ensemble Celebrating the communal practice of music through repetitive chanting, rhythmic cycles, and dance movements transports the devout into a state of trance. The New York-based Tarab Ensemble takes its name from the word "tarab," which refers to the intoxication induced by music, the gate through which Sufis cross into the world of true being. Please visit http://alwanforthearts.org/event/891 for tickets and more information.

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

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

The Berenstain Bears LIVE! in 'Family Matters, the Musical' - Marjorie S. Dean Little Theatre
Through September 30, 2012 - Upper West Side

Adapted from the classic children's book series by Stan and Jan Berenstain, this open-ended Off-Broadway musical features everyone's favorite bear family in a live show, plus a free post-show dance party, face painting, and photos with the Berenstain Bears. For 20% off tickets use the code SAVE20 online, or visit this site directly: ovationtix.com/trs/pr/881485/prm/SAVE20.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Race Around the Farmyard - Lefferts Historic House
Through September 30, 2012 - Flatbush

Get out and get moving in the yard at Lefferts Historic House. The whole family can participate in potato sack races, spoon races, stilts, and other old-fashioned games.

The Beast - Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises
Through September 30, 2012 - Midtown West

Don't miss The Beast, New York's very own thrill ride. Your captain will take you for a wet n' wild ride through the New York harbor. Hold onto your hats because for 30 fun-filled minutes, you'll be soaring past the skyscrapers at a heart-pounding 45mph. We'll stop for a close-up of the Statue of Liberty where you'll have a quick photo-op. You must be at least 40"/100cm tall to ride The Beast.

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

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

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

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

Drop-In Nature Activities: Observe and Create - New York Botanical Garden, Everett Children's Adventure Garden
Through September 30, 2012 - Bronx

Kids can let their inner Monet run wild and be inspired by nature to create art in all its different forms. Movement, music, drawing, and painting abound in this outdoor studio for children. Stop by Inspiration Station to play an outdoor marimba. Paint with water and experiment with colors in the Color Clash Studio. Step inside to experiment with the engineering behind some of Monet's most classic of subjects: water lilies. Through September 30.

Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca - The Joyce Theater
Through September 30, 2012 - New York

Bessie Award winner Soledad Barrio, heralded by The New York Times as "one of today's great dancers of any genre," and her company Noche Flamenca played to sold out houses last year at The Joyce. This season, they return with a New York premiere and a two week engagement, giving audiences even more chances to experience these astounding artists deliver flamenco in its most authentic and glorious form, one that creates fierce and haunting work through the vivid interplay of palmas, song, guitar, and dance. Company website: http://www.nocheflamenca.net/engindex.php performance schedule Tue-Wed 7:30pm; Thu-Fri 8pm; Sat 2pm & 8pm; Sun 2pm Dance Chat: Wednesday, September 19 ticket price Tickets start at $10! (Call JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800 for $10 tickets. All other tickets can be purchased online.)

'Mu-Math' Interactive Installation - Bldg. 315
Through September 30, 2012 - Governors Island

Opening Memorial Day weekend, Street Math Investigations (SMI-NY) will mount "Mu-Math," an installation of brain-twisting, hands-on math activities on Governors Island for its summer 2012 season. Mu-Math stands for Mobile Unit to Promote Mathematical Thinking, and the Greek letter "mu" (pronounced "mew") is commonly used in mathematics to identify specific constants and variables; it is also reminiscent of the term "New Math" which ushered in a new era of mathematics education during the 1960s. The exhibit is appropriate for families with children ages 6 and older. Created by mathematics educator Robert Berkman of Brooklyn, the Mu-Math exhibits use interactive hands-on materials to engage children and adults with various kinds of mathematical challenges using the life of New York City as a backdrop. For example: What's Your Subway’s Number? Arrange the iridescent subway cars in a tunnel to figure out the identity of the mystery car. On the Street: How should that street furniture be arranged? Use the clues to figure out the correct order. A Walk Around the Block: Participants navigate through a 100-square-foot floor maze using only right turns to find their way out. Find Your Fare: Using the clues provided, move your magnetic pedestrians around the streets and avenues to reach the ultimate goal: hailing a cab! While the Mu-Math exhibits are self-guided, there will always be a docent on hand to answer questions, explain how to use the materials, and even give hints. A "Mathematical Tour" of Governors Island will also be available as a downloadable podcast that will guide visitors around the island with a special mathematical perspective on its history, geography and art. Visitors will be able to download the podcast after June 15 at smi-ny.com.

Observe & Create - Children's Outdoor Nature Explorations - The New York Botanical Garden
Through September 30, 2012 - Bronx

Kids can let their inner Monet run wild and be inspired by nature to create art in all different forms. Movement, music, drawing, and painting abound in this outdoor studio for children. Stop by Inspiration Station to play an outdoor marimba. Paint with water and experiment with colors in the Color Clash Studio. Step inside to experiment with the engineering behind aquatic plants. Nature is art, and kids can discover it at the Everett Children's Adventure Garden.

Art Exhibit: The Artist Within - The Urge to Create - Queens Botanical Garden
Through September 30, 2012 - Flushing

Art Exhibit: The Artist Within - The Urge to Create Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street, Flushing NY 11355 June 1 through September 30 Fee: Free with Garden Admission Enjoy this diverse collection of artwork from the Jamaica Estates Association, on display in the Visitor & Administration Building Gallery. For more information, please call 718.886.3800.

4th Annual Storywalk - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through September 30, 2012 - Scarsdale

A guided walk along the woodland trail. Through Sept. 30.

Art Forms: 75 Years of Arts Education - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through September 30, 2012 - SoHo

The Children's Museum of the Arts will open a new exhibition of antique children's artwork on June 21 (through Sept. 30) that features, for the first time, children's works from the collections of celebrated art educators Leon Bibel, Henry Schaefer-Simmern, and Sona Kludjian. This exhibition explores art education from the 1930s to today. Approximately 30 antique works, dating from the 1930s to the 1960s, are one display, juxtaposed with more than 40 contemporary works by current New York City public school students and by the museum's teaching artists. Among the most compelling works are 10 linocut prints by Alfred Cohen, a student of noted WPA artist Leon Bibel. In 1938, at the age of eight, Cohen received significant critical acclaim for a solo exhibit of 40 paintings at the Bronx House. Public schools participating in Art Forms include: PS 347 American Sign Language and English Lower School; PS 124 The Yung Wing School; PS 130 The Hernando DeSoto School; PS 158 The Bayard Taylor School; PS 3 Charrette School; Kings Collegiate Charter School; The Renaissance Charter School; Immigrant Social Services at PS 130; Williamsburg Collegiate Charter School; PS 115 Daniel Mucatel School; PS 29 John Harrigan School; PS 243 The Weeksville School; PS 116 The Mary Lindley Murray School; The Urban Assembly New York Harbor School; and MS 413 School of the Future. This year also marks the first time that works created by teaching artists themselves will be featured alongside student artwork, thanks to more space afforded by CMA's expanded new facility and gallery on Charlton Street, which opened Fall 2011.

Paintings on Parchment - Italian Renaissance Illuminations from the Robert Lehman Collection - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through September 30, 2012 -

This installation of Italian illuminations from the Robert Lehman Collection, featuring examples by leading masters from the early fourteenth to the early sixteenth century, highlights the achievements of this art form and its close ties to painting during the Italian Renaissance. The majority of the parchment leaves and cuttings, decorated in jewel-toned palettes and gold, are initials that have been excised from choir books. Approaching the scale of small panel paintings, the Florentine and Sienese initials reflect the colossal size of these books, which enabled a large group of clergy to read the text and music at a distance. Two Northern Italian leaves, not created as part of manuscripts but as independent paintings on parchment, also blur the boundaries between the two art forms. In fact, nearly all of the illuminators represented worked in both media; paintings by three of them (Lorenzo Monaco, Sano di Pietro, and the Osservanza Master) are displayed nearby in the Lehman galleries, highlighting Robert Lehman's view of his miniatures as an extension of his paintings collection.

Pictures from the Moon: Artists' Holograms 1969-2008 - New Museum
Through September 30, 2012 - New York

In conjunction with the Museum-wide summer exhibition "Ghosts in the Machine," the New Museum will present "Pictures from the Moon" in the Lobby Gallery, which will feature a focused selection of holograms from the 1960s to the present by several leading, contemporary artists. The 1960s ushered in new technologies and new frontiers for image production. The development of laser technology in 1962 enabled the creation of holograms that displayed three-dimensional images on a two-dimensional surface. Artists were drawn to holography, hailed as a medium of the future that turned space inside out, for its spatial, volumetric, and sequential qualities, and to the creative possibilities it offered in contrast to photography, film, and early video. "Pictures from the Moon"-its title inspired by photographs of earth taken by astronauts on the first mission to the moon that also expanded our way of seeing-celebrates an alternative history of virtually unknown images by artists experimenting on the edge of visual technology. One of the earliest pioneers in the holographic medium is Bruce Nauman, whose holograms from the late 1960s furthered the physical manipulations and explorations of the body as a medium that he was conducting at the time. Nauman produced two sets of holograms between 1968 and 1969. The second set displays his body compressed, coerced, and contorted into the picture plane. "Pictures from the Moon" will include Nauman's Hologram H from the "Second Hologram Series: Full Figure Poses (A-J)" (1969), marking one of the first times this work has been shown in New York. A surprising number of established artists soon followed with experimentations in holography that have continued over the last four decades. Artists as diverse as Louise Bourgeois, Eric Orr, Ed Ruscha, and James Turrell have all made holographic works that draw on the medium's ability to replicate three-dimensionality and deep space to expand upon themes they so successfully mined in other formats. The haunting, domestic objects and sinister interiors that define Bourgeois's work appear wholly present in her untitled holograms from 1998. In Ed Ruscha's series of holograms produced the same year, the phrase "The End" floats at various depths in the picture plane, set against animated lines scratched into a celluloid surface, and offering a new twist on the interplay between text, landscape, and spatial representation for which Ruscha is known. Eric Orr and James Turrell, in whose works light and space function as artistic mediums, both created holograms that synthesize color, shape, illumination, and form. Turrell, who has made an extensive body of holographic work and who continues to work in the medium pushing it forward into challenging new realms, produced the largest and most recent hologram in the exhibition. In this current age of techno-dependency, "Pictures from the Moon" offers a view of the persistent attempts by artists to wrest something more from technology than that for which it was invented. As advancements in 3-D technologies are demonstrated in new formats of television and film production, the enduring hologram continues to mesmerize by expanding the artistic and visual fields that lay before our eyes.

Fall Registration - Theresa Academy of Performing Arts
Through September 30, 2012 - Lido Beach

The Theresa Academy of Performing Arts for Children with Special Needs(TAPA)provides after-school classes in the arts, weekend respite programs and Sunday workshops for children from ages 3 through young adult who may have various developmental disabilities such as(but not limited to)Down Syndrome,ASD,Cerebral Palsy, ADD,and ADHD. The studio space is clean,spacious and ADA compliant. The faculty consists of State certified teachers (Dance, drama and music and art education) as well as Broadway professionals and professional artists(painting, sculpture, and fabrics). Classes run in 10-week sessions. A limited number of scholarships and financial aid is available.

Yayoi Kusama - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through September 30, 2012 - New York

Well known for her use of dense patterns of polka dots and nets, as well as her intense, large-scale environments, Yayoi Kusama works in a variety of media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, film, performance, and immersive installation. Born in Japan in 1929, Kusama came to the United States in 1957 and quickly found herself at the epicenter of the New York avant-garde. After achieving fame through groundbreaking exhibitions and art "happenings," she returned to her native country in 1973 and is now one of Japan's most prominent contemporary artists. This retrospective features works spanning Kusama's career.

Sheffield Island Ferry - Sheffield Island Lighthouse - Sono Seaport
Through September 30, 2012 - Norwalk

Visit the island with its historic 142-year-old lighthouse, beaches and wildlife refuge. Visitors board the Seaport Association's 45-foot C.J. Toth catamaran for a cruise to the island then tour the lighthouse, observe wildlife in their natural habitat in the Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge, hunt for shells along the beach, dine on a picnic lunch and play on the lawns around the lighthouse. The light tower is closed for renovations.Wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes with a closed heal or back strap to keep the shoes on the feet. Flip-flops are not allowed due to safety concerns. Through September 30, 2012.

Your Ticket to TRACES, One of New York's Hottest Shows, is Free With 'New York Pass' - off-broadway
Through September 30, 2012 - New York

TRACES, the city's most acclaimed and groundbreaking circus is now included with the New York Pass. TRACES costs $86.60 by itself, with a "one-day New York Pass" costing less at just $80. The New York Pass offers free admission to over 70 tourist attractions. For more information visit www.newyorkpass.com

Apple Cider Making - Tenafly Nature Center
Through September 30, 2012 - Tenafly

Participants will help to make cider using the nature center's apple press and learn about the history of apple cultivation and cider making. The center will provide apples but more apples means more cider, so participants are encouraged to bring their own. Rain or shine. Sundays through September 30.

Just Drop In! - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through September 30, 2012 - New York

Museum educators lead creative, interactive projects for visitors that explore exhibition highlights. Suitable for families with children ages 3-10.

Kayaking - Governors Island
Through September 30, 2012 - New York

Enjoy some free kayaking. Lifejackets are mandatory.

Free Arts and Crafts Saturdays - Straight A's
Through September 30, 2012 - White Plains

Toddlers to tweens are invited to join the gang at Straight A's every Saturday from 1-3pm for free Arts & Crafts. September 1: Make a Back-to-School School Bus; September 8: Share create an "All About Me" Collage; September 15: Make a special magnet to show off art work; September 22: Create a Summer-to-Fall tree; September 29: Make an Apple Collage.

Wolves of North America - Wolf Conservation Center
Through September 30, 2012 - South Salem

Learn about the mythology, biology, and ecology of wolf families. Whether living on the Arctic tundra or the high desert of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey to feed this year's pups. Guests will visit Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa, and Zephyr as well as the WCCs endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves. Don't forget a camera. Pre-registration required. September 1, 9, 16, and 23 at 11am.

Evening Howl for All Ages - Wolf Conservation Center
Through September 30, 2012 - South Salem

Learn about the mythology, biology, and ecology of wolf families, then meet WCCs endangered wolves and take a sunset hike to howl with the wolves during their favorite hour. September 9, 28, and 29 at 6pm.

Mona Lisa Smiles Again - Loft Artist Association
Through September 30, 2012 - Stamford

An exhibition comprised of new artwork based upon participating members personal reinterpretations of Leonardo DaVinci's Mona Lisa.

'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' - St. Luke's Theatre
Through September 30, 2012 - Times Square

Off Broadway Family Theatre presents an adaptation of C.S. Lewis' beloved tale from his Chronicles of Narnia series. In this creative adaptation, two actors play eight characters, both human and animal. Travel to Narnia through the old wardrobe with the four Pevensie children, and get swept into their journey to stand with the great lion Aslan against the evil White Witch. She has placed the land of Narnia under enchantment and now it is always winter, but never Christmas. Audiences will be drawn into the theater's "magic circle," where children and animals, fauns and mythical creatures come to life in this enchanting tale.

A For Adultery - Little Square Theatre
Through September 30, 2012 - New York

"A for Adultery," a dramatic musical based on Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter" by veteran composer/playwright Paul Dick, will be presented September 14 to 30, 2012 by Passajj Productions at Little Times Square Theatre (of Roy Arias Studios & Theatres,) 300 W 43rd Street (4 fl.), Manhattan, directed by Marlene Thorn Taber. Paul Dick has penned over 15 Off-off Broadway tuners between the 60's and now. His last productions were an operatic "Wuthering Heights, a Romantic Musical" at the Mint Theatre Space in 2010 and a musical version of the Exodus story at Roy Arias Theatres last fall. Everyone's read "The Scarlet Letter" but have you heard it sung? In an age of postmodernism, when most theatrical adaptations of Hawthorne's magnum opus have done little for his legacy, Paul Dick's adaptation is instead extremely faithful to the novel, so you won't find yourself grasping for your bearings. Dick refers to his show as a "dramatic musical." He approached the book with reverence and now says, "Hawthorne wrote a beautiful novel. I have tried to the best of my ability to match his work." He quips that this musical may be a new vision, but it's not a revision. Beside standard adult audiences, the piece is recommended for high school students, who usually read "The Scarlet Letter" in their literature programs. The production, an AEA Showcase, is not an opera by definition but some of its roles require well-trained singers with operatic "chops." The role of Hester, the adulteress who struggles to create a new life of repentance and dignity, is written for a lyric soprano. Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale, her lover whose life is broken by his guilt, is a tenor. Doctor Roger Chillingworth, Hester's missing husband who was presumed dead but reappears as Dimmesdale's nemesis, is a high baritone. There are seven more in the ensemble, including two children, who play Pearl, Hester's willful, impish daughter; and Elizabeth, the "good child" whom Pearl is frustratingly measured against. The music includes ballads and "angst driven" songs of shame and remorse. It's operatic in the sense that most of it is sung, although much of the show's drama comes from spoken parts. The score, overall, is fluid in its tone and texture. There is recitative, set into pieces in which the characters reveal what they are going through. Mr. Dick has a knack for writing good tunes and a distinctive musical style informs most of his writings. It's his own voice: lyrical, chromatic and unexpected. Harmonically, the score is similar to Mr. Dick's other shows, including his "Wuthering Heights," which was seen at the Mint Theater in 2010. The stage picture will be dominated by Roejendra Adams' costumes, which will have an authentic 17th century look and feel. The set by Rohit Kapoor will have a "nature-like" cyclorama or backdrop, with tree limbs to suggest the rustic nature of the Puritan colony. Otherwise, the locations will be suggested minimistically, with lighting to establish different locations the story moves through. Paul Dick is author of over 15 musicals; many are based on classic sources, including "Madame Bovary" (directed by Elizabeth Falk, 2007), "I Knock at the Door" (based on the Sean O'Casey novel) and "Once/Twice" (the first half based on "A Sunny Morning" by the Quintero brothers; the second half was based on Chekhov's "The Bear"). Others are based on more contemporary sources, such as "Tania" (based on newspaper accounts of the Patty Hearst affair, presented by NY Theatre Workshop), "White Widow" (based on the play "Mafia" by Mario Fratti) and "Anytime, Anywhere" (a story of gay soldiers in Vietnam). In June, 2010, reviewing the revival of his "Wuthering Heights, a Romantic Musical" at the Mint Theatre Space, Deirdre Donovan wrote in Theatrescene.net, "it demolishes the myth that musicals with a literary source always dilute their origins....A lot of musicals run out of steam. But not this one. Abetted by the solid acting of its large cast (including 3 children), the show has no dull spots." The review concluded, "Bronte brought to her novel a moral anger at injustice, a compassion for the dispossessed, and an acute awareness of the inflexibility of social classes circa 1790. The highest compliment I can pay to this production is that I don't think Emily Bronte herself would have felt that her material had been tarnished or betrayed." Mr. Dick is an Off-off Broadway original. His earliest works were presented by the WPA Theater when it was located on 333 Bowery. He participated in Lehman Engel's BMI Workshop and his musicals were championed by Alan Schneider. He currently resides in Long Valley, NJ. Mr. Dick's body of work represents an unusual abundance of shows and reflects an unusual variety of creative interests. "Quiet Cry: A Musical Murder Mystery" (2005) was about babies born to drug-addicted mothers. "Soar Like an Eagle" was about the Berlin Airlift. "Cybele, a Love Story" was based on the Academy Award-winning French film, "Sundays and Cybele." Some were referred to as "piano operas." At least three are still unproduced. One of these, "Inferno," is about the founding of a labor union. They are mostly antithetical to the dissonance of modern operas and straightforward compared to the thumb-in-the-eye alternative theater that has often surrounded them in "Downtown" theaters. "A for Adultery" was produced once before, at the Beckett Theater on Theatre Row in 2004. Director Marlene Thorn Taber helmed Dick's Exodus adaptation, "Moses, My Love," last fall. She is a director and choreographer of international theater who lived, worked and taught in China, Ukraine, and Moscow from 1998 to 2008. She has taught Jazz and Musical Theatre at La Guardia High School for the Performing Arts from 2009-2011. She directed shows for the US Air Force Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Division in CA and was honored for her work in "Tops in Blues." She further directed/choreographed two musical revues funded by the US Peace Corps in Ukraine. She was an assistant to Director Alan Schneider for "The American Dream" and "Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse Tung" by Edward Albee at the Phoenix Theatre. As a result, she became Executive Coordinator to Edward Albee for over five years early in her career. Her pre-Broadway credits include "In the Name of the Awesome, the Seed, and the Blinding Light" by Fred Gordon (St. Clement's). She is a member of SDC. Set design is by Rohit Kapoor. Costume design is by Roejendra Adams. Lighting Designer is Scott Needham. Production Stage Manager is Jason Heely. The Musical Director is TBA as of this writing. The performers are Malaika Bockman (Elizabeth), Peter Bockman (Jailer, Carpenter), Debra Thais Evans (Hibbins, Townswoman), Drew Martin (Roger Chillingworth), Leah Monzillo (Hester Prynne), Richard James Porter (Governor Bellingham), Leandra Ramm (Mistress Higginbottom), John Rice (Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale), Christopher Tefft (Crier, Blacksmith, Magistrate) and Reyna Whitty (Pearl). John Rice (Rev. Dimmsdale) has appeared in the ensemble of the Metropolitan Opera since 2009. Leah Monzillo (Hester), originally from Florida, has appeared there as Aldonza in "Man of La Mancha" and Vicki in "The Full Monty," among others. Drew Martin (Doctor Chillingworth) is a singer/actor who has appeared in musicals and operas in regional theaters. Passajj Productions will present "A for Adultery" September 14 to 30, 2012 at Little Times Square Theatre (of Roy Arias Studios & Theatres), 300 W 43rd St., 4 fl., Manhattan. The production schedule is Wednesdays through Fridays at 8:00 pm; Saturdays at 3:00 and 8:00 pm; Sundays at 3:00 pm. Tickets are $18 general admission and $10 students with ID. TDF is accepted. To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at 212-279-4200 or visit www.ticketcentral.com.

Back to School Drive - Families and Children Association
Through September 30, 2012 - Mineola

Family and Children's Association, Long Island's human service agency, will be accepting donations of new back-to-school supplies and clothing. This Back-to-School Drive is part of an annual effort by Family & Children's to help financially struggling Nassau County families make ends meet and prepare area children for a successful school year. This year, the agency is asking everyone to consider donating sneakers, sweatshirts and jeans along with the pencils, calculators, markers, backpacks and notebooks. If you don't have time to shop but want to help, visit www.familyandchildrens.org/donate or call 516-746-0350 x336 for exact day and time to drop off.

'Sarazad and The Monster-King' - Canal Park Playhouse
Through September 30, 2012 - Lower Manhattan

A whimsical re-imagining of "Scheherazade" or "The 1001 Arabian Nights," Sarazad is a shy 9-year-old girl who loves to escape into a world of books, story-telling, and imaginary friends. When the kids at school bully her for being different, Sarazad retreats into Storyland, where she meets the grumpy Monster King. But things change when Sarazad weaves her tales for him, and soon he discovers the power of friendship. Sarazad leaves Storyland realizing that her stories can make a difference, and she returns to school to use them to prevail.

A For Adultery - Roy Arias Studios
Through September 30, 2012 - New York

Passajj Productions presents "A For Adultery," a dramatic musical written and composed by Paul Dick, directed by Marlene Thorn Taber, September 14 to 30 at the Little Times Square Theatre (at Roy Arias Studios & Theatres), 300 W 43rd St., 4th floor, NYC. The work, based on Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter," faithfully adapts the novel into an operatic musical.

Hard Times - the cell
Through September 30, 2012 - New York

HARD TIMES will play a limited engagement as a mainstage production of the fifth annual 1st Irish Festival, the only theatre festival in the world dedicated to Irish playwrights. New York’s Origin Theatre Company (George C. Heslin artistic director) hosts and coordinates 1st Irish. The month-long event showcases 1st-class productions from Ireland and the U.S. of plays by new Irish playwrights at venues across the city. 1st Irish 2012 runs from September 3 to October 1. HARD TIMES performances will take place at the cell (338 West 23rd Street New York, NY 10011). Performances begin Thursday, September 13 and run through Sunday, September 30 Opening Night is Saturday, September 15 (8 p.m.). Hard Times is a soulful musical of clashing Irish and Afro-American cultures, written by Larry Kirwan of Black 47. Through a re-imagining of Stephen Foster's songs, Kirwan conjures the creation of tap dance and explores the troubled life of the "father of American Music" against the backdrop of New York City's Civil War draft riots. Hard Times stars Jed Peterson as Stephen Foster, Erin West as Jane Foster, Almeria Campbell as Nelly Blythe, Phil Callen as Michael Jenkins, Stephane Duret as Thomas Jefferson and John Charles McLaughlin as Owen Duignan. The production features scenic and prop design by Dara Wishingrad, lighting design by Gertjan Houben and costume and hair design by Sara Hinkley. Niall O’Leary is the Irish Dance Consultant Tim Eliot is the fight director. The dramaturg is Samantha Keogh, casting director and associate producer is Jason Najjoum, marketing by Katie Rosin/Kampfire PR. Hard Times plays the following schedule: Thursday, September 13 @ 8pm Friday, September 14 @ 8pm Saturday, September 15 @ 8pm Wednesday, September 19 @ 3pm Friday, September 21 @ 8pm Saturday, September 22 @ 8pm Monday, September 24 @ 8pm Thursday, September 27 @ 8pm Friday, September 28 @ 8pm Saturday, September 29 @ 8pm Sunday, September 30 @ 3pm Tickets are $18 and are now available online at www.thecelltheatre.org or by calling 1-800-838-3006. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the cell, ½ hour prior to performance Running Time: 120 minutes (with intermission) Website: www.thecelltheatre.org

DUELING STAR TREKS - Paley Center for Media
Through September 30, 2012 -

"Star Trek: The Next Generation" celebrates its 25th anniversary in September, and with this specially produced compilation the Paley Center boldly goes where thousands and thousands have gone before, tackling the red-hot-button question of whether 'The Next Generation' was also the greatest generation, or whether that honor belongs instead to the original series. Was the first Star Trek too campy? Next Generation too earnest? Beverly Crusher or Bones McCoy? Spock or Data? Kirk's bare chest or Picard's bare head? Check out a deft selection of clips featuring moments from both shows, plus a groovy musical montage set to the music of Harry Nilsson, who always wanted to be a spaceman. This package also includes the screening in its entirety of "The Inner Light," chosen in an online Paley Center poll as the best episode ever of "The Next Generation."

Habit - Essex Street Market
Through September 30, 2012 - New York

The Real World meets No Exit: audiences circulate around the exterior of a fully functional house, watching the ever-changing action through the windows, and coming and going as they please. Habit is a durational installation created by provocateur David Levine (previously at PS122: Anger at the Movies, Venice Saved), with a commissioned text by playwright Jason Grote (NBC's Smash) and environment by Marsha Ginsberg. All day long, within the four walls, actors re-complete the drama, on an endless loop, making up staging to suit their needs. When they're hungry, they eat; when they're dirty, they wash.

Kiddie Cruise - Star of Palm Beach
Through September 30, 2012 - New York

Join us for Kiddie Cruise: A Princess and Pirate Adventure! An all inclusive fun filled family event packed that sails for 2 hours on the Hudson River! Guests enjoy a puppet show, magician, face painting, arts and crafts, live music while soaking in the sights of The Statue of Liberty. All guests receive a healthy bagged lunch and unlimited juice and soda. Kids are encouraged to dress up as their favorite Princess or Pirate. Don’t miss the boat! 212-987-9200 http://kiddiecruise.com

Zumbatomic - Vibez Studio
Through October 01, 2012 - Bayside

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

Alighiero Boetti: Game Plan - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through October 01, 2012 - Midtown

This retrospective, organized in collaboration with the Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid and the Tate Modern in London, will be the largest presentation outside of Italy of works by Italian artist Alighiero Boetti (1940-1994) to date. Working in his hometown of Turin in the early 1960s amidst a close community of artists that included Luciano Fabro, Mario Merz, Giulio Paolini, and Michelangelo Pistoletto, among others, Boetti established himself as one of the leading artists of the Arte Povera movement. Organized chronologically, the exhibition will span Boetti's entire career beginning with his sculptural works, or objects as he preferred to call them, comprised of everyday materials including wood, cardboard, and aluminum. Brought together (many for the first time since Boetti's seminal exhibition at Galleria Christian Stein in Turin in 1967) and installed in a dense configuration inspired by the original clustered presentation, these early works convey the material experiments of the period as well as notions of measurement and chance that Boetti would play with and revise throughout his career. While Boetti is often chiefly affiliated with the Arte Povera moment, Alighiero Boetti: Game Plan will consider Boetti beyond these brief years. In 1969 Boetti began exploring notions of duality and multiplicity, order and disorder, travel and geography, and he initiated postal and map works imagining distant places. For the work Viaggi Postali, begun the summer of 1969, Boetti sent envelopes to friends, family, and fellow artists but used imaginary addresses, forwarding each returned envelope to yet another non-existent place. Boetti thus created imaginary journeys for the people he admired. In other conceptual, mail art-related works made throughout the 1970s, Boetti would use different stamps and arrange them in permutations on the envelopes to compose his art, and send postcards picturing a monument in his hometown from places around the world. The exhibition brings together these and other works related to travel, geography, and mapping, many of which relate to his extensive travels to Afghanistan, where he operated the One Hotel (archival material from which will be on view) from 1971 until the Soviet invasion in 1979. During this period, Boetti began working with local artisans to produce embroideries such as the Mappas (maps), Arazzi (word squares), and Tuttos (literally, "Everything"), important examples of which will be included in the galleries and the Marron Atrium. An important aspect of Boetti's oeuvre is drawing, which runs as a constant throughout his work. A monumental Biro (ball point pen) drawing from 1973, spelling out the title "Mettere a mondo il mondo (Bringing the world into the world)" points to some of Boetti's ideas about art making that were fundamental to his practice: that the artist, rather than inventing, simply brings what already exists in the world into the work; and that everything in the world is potentially useful for the artist. This exhibition will celebrate the material diversity, conceptual complexity, and visual beauty of Boetti's work, bringing together his ideas about order and disorder, non-invention, and the way in which the work addresses the whole world, travel, and time, proving him to be one of the most important and influential international artists of his generation.

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Your Face Squared--Community Self-Portrait Project - Bruce Museum
Through October 01, 2012 - Greenwich

This fall the museum will open an exhibition of self-portraits created entirely by the public for the public. The public is invited to submit a self-portrait created in any medium, including writing. Entries are accepted through October 1, 2012. The work must be: original and anonymous; 6-by-6 inches in size and no thicker than 3 inches; accompanied by a signed consent/waiver form. Full details and consent forms are available on the Museum's website and at the Bruce Museum Admissions Desk. The exhibit will run November 17-January 27, 2013.

Mommy/Daddy & Me - Trucks n Tiaras Inc.
Through October 03, 2012 - Mineola

Children 4-36 months will love this innovative and interactive workshop. They will be introduced to colors, shapes, blocks, singing, dancing, a bonding experience with their parent and much more. Classes meet Wednesdays; registration required. Please enter using the rear parking lot. Call or email Meera or Reena with questions.

Performing The Streets - Albee Square
Through October 04, 2012 - Brooklyn

Thursday, Sept. 6: Irondale Ensemble Project Members of the Irondale Ensemble, the resident company at the Irondale Center, revive last season’s smash musical theater work, Color Between the Lines. The piece is part of In Pursuit of Freedom, a collaboration with the Brooklyn Historical Society and Weeksville Heritage Center to tell the story of the abolitionist movement in Brooklyn. Thursday, Sept. 13: White Bird Productions presents Urbnergy, featuring Kat Ledell Urbnergy will feature the music of Kat Ledell - a combination of rock, folk, jazz, and funk. This Brooklyn-based group has some very impressive original music and will delight audiences with its uniqueness. ISSUE Project Room presents Michelle Amador Michelle Amador is a Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter dedicated to and inspired by the transformational nature of voice and song. Often using repeated phrases and minor changes in vocal intonation and rhythm in a seemingly standard song format, her performances invite the listener to observe time, words, intention, and their relationship to one another. Performing with Tim Bulkley on drums and Ben Campbell on bass. Thursday, Sept. 20: American Opera Projects Three opera singers will perform song cycles set to poetry written by young Brooklyn students mentored by writer and community activist Angeli Rasbury. Presented by AOP and the Walt Whitman Project. Mark Morris Dance Group The Mark Morris Dance Group will bring Brooklyn to its feet! Teachers will showcase three dance styles: African Dance, Modern Dance, and Zumba. Accompanied by live music, these interactive dance classes will be a fun way to try out your dance moves. Thursday, Sept. 27: Brooklyn Ballet Brooklyn Ballet’s Company and Youth Ensemble present Take Ballet to the Streets!, which will include excerpts from Brooklyn Ballet’s Hip-Hop Nutcracker, plus an excerpt from A History of Ballet in 9 Innings, performed this summer at the Brooklyn Cyclones MCU Park in Coney Island. Brooklyn Ballet is a professional, not-for-profit dance company dedicated to artistic excellence, education, and serving Brooklyn’s diverse communities. Thursday, Oct. 4: Dancewave The Dancewave Company, a pre-professional dance company composed of talented Brooklyn teens, performs excerpts from its repertoire by world renowned choreographers: Twyla Tharp, Annie-B Parsons, Andrea Miller, and Ronald K. Brown. Brooklyn Music School Brooklyn Music School performs an array of music and dance selections showcasing the amazing students and teachers of this 100-year-old performing arts institution.

Dig! Plant! Grow! Hands-On Guided Activities: Pollinator Pals: Bees and Butterflies - New York Botanical Garden
Through October 05, 2012 - Bronx

Plants and imaginations grow at the Family Garden, where kids are allowed and encouraged to play in the dirt. Display gardens such as the Global Gardens and the Breakfast Bowls, and daily interactive gardening activities delight and inspire. Cooking demonstrations take place every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2pm and 4pm at the Whole Foods Market Family Garden Kitchen. Through October 12.

Four Fabulous Fall Exhibitions at Agora Gallery - Agora Gallery
Through October 05, 2012 - New York

Agora Gallery is leaping into the fall with four fantastic exhibitions. The works of In Reverie of Form demonstrate all the flair and drive that characterizes the best of contemporary art, while in Elements of Abstraction viewers will be charmed and intrigued by the skillful and appealing command of form and line. Meanwhile, Masters of the Imagination: The Latin American Fine Art Exhibition brings the passionate energy of Latin American artists to New York and Sudnya Shroff / a solo exhibition: Weaving the Rainbow presents the delightful work of an Indian American artist whose aesthetic excellence knows no bounds. The exhibitions begin on September 15, 2012 and run until October 5, 2012. The opening reception will take place on the evening of Thursday September 20, 2012, at 6-8pm. All art lovers are warmly invited to attend, enjoy and meet some of the talented artists whose works are displayed. Exhibition Dates: September 15, 2012 – October 5, 2012 Reception: Thursday, September 20, 2012, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, New York City Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat, 11a.m. - 6 p.m. Event URL: http://www.agora-gallery.com/receptionexhibitions/9_20_2012.aspx Featured Artists: Elements of Abstraction Wendy Cohen | Gail Edmonds | Andy Fullalove | Katrina Howarth | Heidi Kirschner | Regina Loch-Elvert | Lee Savage | Cordell Taylor In Reverie of Form Otto Boron | Donatella Colasanti | Pia Descamps | Iva Milanova | Nicolò Orsi Battaglini | Donna Serio | Sylvie Vermandel Sudnya Shroff / a solo exhibition: Weaving the Rainbow Sudnya Shroff Masters of the Imagination: The Latin American Fine Art Exhibition María Eugenia Akel | Nélida Diaz de D'Amato | Yolanda Eljaiek | Adriana Escobar | Bruno Falcão | Maria Gomez Ponti | Octavio Guinart | Mariza Sánchez | Carmen Sotuela | Enzo Trapani About Agora Gallery Agora Gallery is a fine art gallery, established in 1984 and located in the heart of New York City’s Chelsea art galleries district. It is famous for showcasing a spectacular array of talented artists from around the world and around the corner, while providing quality and original art to collectors. Exhibitions are usually group exhibits, presenting the work of a number of artists, but sometimes solo exhibitions focus on the work of one particular artist. The gallery publishes ARTisSpectrum Magazine, a bi-annual magazine that is distributed to museums, galleries, art institutions and art schools around the world. It provides artists, collectors, museums, galleries, art organizations and enthusiasts with access to the work of international talented artists as well as feature articles, reviews and interviews. Agora Gallery is the proud sponsor of ARTmine, one of the most comprehensive resources available worldwide to view and purchase fine art. The gallery also runs Agora Art Blog, a blog designed to provide helpful information and advice for artists while providing a forum for artists to help one another by sharing their experiences and thoughts.

Fahamu Pecou 'All Dat Glitters Aint Goals' - Lyons Wier Gallery
Through October 06, 2012 - New York

Artist Fahamu Pecou presents a brand new series of paintings that explore the representation of black masculinity within contemporary rap music and hip hop culture.

Ghosts in the Machine - New Museum
Through October 07, 2012 - New York

Opening at the New Museum in July 2012, "Ghosts in the Machine" surveys the constantly shifting relationship between humans, machines, and art. Occupying the Museum's three main galleries, the exhibition examines artists' embrace of and fascination with technology, as well as their prescient awareness of the ways in which technology can transform subjective experiences. International in scope, the exhibition spans more than fifty years and incorporates works by contemporary artists. The works assembled trace the complex historical passage from the mechanical to the optical to the virtual, looking at the ways in which humans have projected anthropomorphic behaviors onto machines that have become progressively more human. In place of a traditional, chronological approach, "Ghosts in the Machine" is conceived as an encyclopedic cabinet of wonders: bringing together an array of artworks and non-art objects to create an unsystematic archive of man�s attempt to reconcile the organic and the mechanical. The installation at the New Museum will include artists, writers, and visionaries whose works have explored the fears and aspirations generated by the technology of their time. From Jacob Mohr's influencing machines to Emery Blagdon's healing constructions, the exhibition brings together improvised technologies charged with magical powers. Historical works by Hans Haacke, Robert Breer, Otto Piene, and Gianni Colombo, amongst others, will be displayed alongside reconstructions of lost works and realizations of dystopian mechanical devices invented by figures like Franz Kafka. "Ghosts in the Machine" also takes its cue from a number of exhibitions designed by artists that incorporated modern technology to reimagine the role of art in contemporary societies, including Richard Hamilton's "Man, Machine and Motion" (1955). Exploring the integration of art and science, "Ghosts in the Machine" also tries to identify an art historical lineage of works preoccupied with the way we imagine and experience the future, delineating an archeology of visionary dreams that have never become a reality. Many of the artists in the show take a scientific approach to investigating the realm of the invisible, dismantling the mechanics of vision in order to conceive new possibilities for seeing. Central to the exhibition is a re-examination of Op Art and perceptual abstraction, with a particular focus on the work of painters Bridget Riley, Victor Vasarely, Richard Anuskiewicz, and Julian Stanczak, amongst others. Op Art was unique in the way it internalized technology and captured both the ecstatic and threatening qualities it posed to the human body. Furthermore, the exhibition will include a number of kinetic and "programmed" artworks as well as expanded cinema pieces, which amplify the radical effects of technology on vision. A section of the exhibition will present a selection of experimental films and videos realized with early computer technology. One highlight of the installation will be a reconstruction of Stan VanDerBeek's Movie-Drome (1963-65), an immersive cinematic environment where the viewer is bathed in a constant stream of moving images, anticipating the fusion of information and the body, typical of the digital era. As technology has accelerated and proliferated dramatically over the past twenty years, artists have continued to monitor its impact. A number of contemporary artists, including Mark Leckey, Henrik Olesen, and Christopher Williams, will be represented in the exhibition. These recent works, while reflecting technological changes, also display a fascination with earlier machines and the types of knowledge and experiences that are lost as we move from one era to the next, constantly dreaming up new futures that will never arrive.

DREAMGIRLS - Harlem Repertory Theatre 2012 - The 133rd Street Arts Center
Through October 07, 2012 - New york

The Harlem Repertory Theatre presents an intimate chamber version of DREAMGIRLS with a cast of 10 that will be performed in two separate theatre spaces in the heart of Harlem. DREAMGIRLS is a musical based on the show business aspirations and successes of renowed R&B acts: The Supremes, The Shirelles, James Brown and others. The musical is a classic,"rags to riches" tale of three young African American female singers who begin as innocents and ultimately triumph over jealousies, deceptions and a ruthless music industry. Previews: August 17-19 Opening: August 24 End date: October 7 Tickets: General Seating $20 and $15 Premium Tickets $40 Box Office: SMARTTIX.com or call (212) 868-4444 http://www.smarttix.com/show.aspx?EID=&showCode=DRE20&BundleCode=&GUID=19f48a60-ccaa-4b03-8027-25bd3f87221b Length: 2:20 Intermission - 10 min Show Promo: http://youtu.be/OpKO0KWDC9s HRT Promo: http://youtu.be/2RiSXwLy8Ys www.harlemrepertorytheatre.com www.facebook.com/HarlemRep

Rineke Dijkstra - A Retrospective - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through October 08, 2012 - New York

This comprehensive mid-career survey features over 70 color photographs and five video installations by the Dutch artist Rineke Dijkstra. Rineke Dijkstra is organized by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Able Fine Art Gallery Exhibition - Yang Suk and Marsha Solomon - Able Fine Art Gallery
Through October 09, 2012 - New York

Able Fine Art Gallery Exhibition - Marsha Solomon and Yang Suk September 20 - October 9, 2012 Opening Reception: September 20, 2012 at 6:00 - 8:00pm Able Fine Art Gallery in Chelsea, NY presents a very special two-person exhibition showcasing the exceptional paintings of Marsha Sololmon and Yang Suk, who, while quite distinct in style, training, and approach are unified by the use of vivid, saturated fields of pure color, and the focus on beauty in both the natural and imaginary realms. Able Fine Art, with exhibition spaces in Chelsea, New York and Seoul is one of the premier international art galleries highlighting the work of notable contemporary American as well as Korean and international artists. Free admission for more information: http://fineartnewyork.net/newyork/ Able Fine Art Gallery 511 West 25th St., Suite 507, New York, NY 10001 (between 10th and 11th Ave on 25th St. in the heart of Chelsea)

Lyrical Spaces - Able Fine Art NY Gallery
Through October 09, 2012 - New York

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 20th, 6-8pm Able Fine Art Gallery in Chelsea, NY is proud to present a very special two-person exhibition showcasing the exceptional paintings of Yang, Suk and Marsha Solomon. These two artists, while quite distinct in style, training, and approach are unified by the use of vivid, saturated fields of pure color, and the focus on beauty in both the natural and imaginary realms. The bright, color saturated paintings of Yang, Suk display references to sources as disparate as flowers, one of the most traditional sources of imagery, and the thick, gestural strokes of pure color that hearken back to and are a cornerstone of early abstraction. She joins them into vibrant, harmonious compositions that recall the work of Van Gogh and the Impressionists, using an intense but limited palette and short, dense strokes of pure color, laid down like pieces of a mosaic, which carry an almost architectural presence. In her work, Yang, Suk freely journeys between abstraction and representation, presenting a personal view that is both whimsical and expressive. Marsha Solomon is an accomplished New York area artist whose work has been widely exhibited in galleries and museums both nationally and internationally. Her series of large abstract paintings titled “From Rhythm to Form” follow a simple yet powerful formula, in which the interplay of jewel-like colors, the variation of opacity—from soft washes to thick strokes of impasto—and positive and negative spaces all combine to create a dynamic image, born from nature and intuition, but, ultimately, about no less than the elements of art itself. Line, color and form unite on her canvasses to create an atmospheric, mystical space of serenity infused with energy.

John Jay Homestead Farm Market - John Jay Homestead
Through October 13, 2012 - Katonah

Choice fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, cheeses, fragrance items, and other fine locally produced products will be available for sale on the front lawn at the Homestead.

Ruptures: Forms of Public Address - 41 Cooper Gallery
Through October 13, 2012 - New York

Situated within the context of the upcoming US elections and the one-year anniversary of the Occupy movement, The Cooper Union art exhibition Ruptures: Forms of Public Address explores the urgency, promise, and fragility of public and fearless speech within the aftermath of the 2010-11 demonstrations that erupted worldwide in city streets, university campuses, and urban centers. Curated by School of Art Deans Saskia Bos and Steven Lam, the show features a diverse group of artists including Cooper Union Professors Doug Ashford and Sharon Hayes, along with Ida Applebroog, Mircea Cantor, Theo Ellsworth & Caleb Monroe, Ganzeer, Igor Grubic, Iman Issa, Will Kwan, Antoni Muntadas, REPOcommons, REPOhistory, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Lincoln Tobier, Liu Wei, and Krzysztof Wodiczko.

Dalton Ghetti: 9-11 Memorial (3000 Tears) - Bellarmine Museum of Art
Through October 13, 2012 - Fairfield

The museum commemorates the eleventh anniversary of 9/11 by presenting 3000 Tears, Dalton Ghetti's tribute to 9/11, as well as three other works: Twin Towers, 2007, Sewing Needle and Spool, 2003, and Church, 1990. The artist created a memorial to honor the fallen by carving one teardrop every day for each of the victims. Averaging 300 teardrops per year, it took him 10 years to carve the 3,000 teardrops necessary to complete the project.

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

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

Josef Albers in America: Painting on Paper - Morgan Library & Museum
Through October 14, 2012 -

Josef Albers (1888-1976) is best known for his series of paintings, Homage to the Square, in which he endlessly explored color relationships within a similar format of concentric squares. Less well-known are the studies he made for these compositions. With approximately sixty oil sketches on paper, this exhibition will reveal a private side of Albers's work. These sketches were never exhibited in the artist's lifetime and have rarely been seen after his death. On view will be early studies (1930s-early 1940s), studies for Albers's Adobe series, inspired by Mexican architecture (1940s-early 1950s), and studies for Homage to the Square (1950s-1970s). These vibrant sketches provide insights into the artist's working process and, in contrast with the austerity and strict geometry of the final paintings, are remarkable for their freedom and sensuality. Works are drawn from the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation in Bethany, Connecticut and the Josef Albers Museum in Bottrop, Germany. The exhibition, which is traveling to multiple venues in Europe before coming to the Morgan (the only U.S. venue), is organized by the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung in Munich and the Josef Albers Museum in Bottrop.

Poetry in Motion—Rewind, Pause, Fast Forward - Wilton Library
Through October 15, 2012 - Wilton

Students in grades 6-12 are invited to submit original poems (serious or humorous; short or long) about the past, present and/or future. Approximately 35 poems will be selected for an event in March 2013. Poems will be paired with art, music and/or dance for the live performances, as well as published in a commemorative book. Submit poems to [email protected] by October 15, 2012. Call Susan Lauricella at x243 for information.

Modernist Art from India - Approaching Abstraction - The Rubin Museum
Through October 16, 2012 - New York

Approaching Abstraction is the second exhibition of a three-part series, titled Modernist Art from India, that examines art from post-independence and post-Partition India. Building on the explorations between abstraction and figuration begun in The Body Unbound, the exhibition distinguishes abstraction in modernist Indian art from abstraction in Euro-American modernism and shows the independent trajectory of abstraction in post-Independence India.

Spring Fever - Yorktown Museum
Through October 20, 2012 - Yorktown Heights,

Items related to baseball players who contributed to the popularity of our national pastime are on display. Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Roger Maris, Mickey Mantle, and Sandy Koufax are just a few of the men represented. Among the many uniforms shown is one from the Mollys, a women's team from the WWII era, and one from the House of David team, who were known as the Bearded Boys. Opening reception is May 5 at 12pm. Exhibit runs through October.

Kwang Young Chun - Hasted Kraeutler
Through October 20, 2012 - New York

Kwang Young Chun is famous for his process of composing structures with thousands of small triangles, each individually hand molded in paper into breathtaking sculptures and installations. The artist gathers mulberry paper from old books of important Korean texts and dyes the papers into many different shades with teas and flowers. The small, minimalist pieces of mulberry paper are attached one by one to a two dimensional surface, or built into free standing sculptures.

Bike and Roll NYC New York at Night Tour - Bike and Roll NYC Central Park at Columbus Circle
Through October 21, 2012 - New York

Ride through Central Park for a look at some of its most famous sights, especially beautiful when they are illuminated at night. Then ride down famous Fifth Avenue to Grand Army Plaza to see the Belle Epoque architecture of the Plaza Hotel bathed in light and flanked by the contemporary architecture of the Apple Store's glass cube lit from within. The grand St. Patrick's Cathedral is next with its neo-Gothic arches, then Rockefeller Center and on to the New York Public Library where the famous lions, Patience and Fortitude, guard its steps. What do the colors on the spire of the Empire State Building mean? Your guide will explain as you step into its magnificent Art Deco Lobby. Any tour of New York's lights must include bustling Times Square where night becomes day under the area's illuminated billboards. Head north on Eighth Avenue for the final stretch, then through stunning Columbus Circle - the perfect nightcap to a perfect ride!

'Monet's Garden' - The New York Botanical Garden
Through October 21, 2012 - Bronx

This stunning tribute to French Impressionist Claude Monet showcases a seasonally changing interpretation of the garden that inspired his art. In addition, two rarely seen paintings by the artist will be on view, and films, concerts, poetry readings, and hands-on art for kids will provide rich insight into the life and work of this renowned master. Through October 21.

New York at Night Tour - Bike and Roll New York City
Through October 21, 2012 - Columbus Circle

While Paris may be known as The City of Light, New York should vie for the title. Ride through Central Park for a look at some of its most famous sights, especially beautiful when they are illuminated at night. Then ride down Broadway to New York's most dramatic night time location. Take in the flashing lights, the giant screens, the street artists, the scene. Ride up Eighth Avenue back to Columbus Circle where the statue, the Time-Warner Center, and the Museum of Arts & Design are bathed in light.

Central Park and Beyond Tour - Bike and Roll New York City
Through October 21, 2012 - Upper West Side

This guided bike tour is the perfect way to enjoy the bucolic beauty of Central Park and some of New York's best sights. Wind your way through Central Park's iconic wonders, stopping to learn about the park's history and sites, including the little-known Conservatory Gardens and Harlem Meer. Continue to St. John the Divine, one of the world's most famous unfinished cathedrals, rivaling Europe's greatest, and enjoy its magnificent expanse. Stop at Columbia University for a look at the site used by so many directors for so many movies and TV shows. Ride into Riverside Park for a stop at Ulysses S. Grant's impressive memorial and your lunch break (lunches can be ordered from Bike and Roll when you make your reservation, and they consist of a locavore feast of cured meats and cheeses, bread, olives, jam, sweets, plus all the miscellaneous stuff you need to make a perfect picnic wrapped up in a souvenir cotton tote -- or you can bring your own). Continue on the Greenway along the Hudson River past ships and marinas before crossing the Upper West Side for your return to Central Park. Available Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays only.

Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3 - Museum of Arts & Design
Through October 21, 2012 -

Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3/Contemporary Native North American Art from the Northeast and Southeast concludes a cycle of exhibitions organized over the past decade by the Museum of Arts and Design. Curated by Ellen Taubman and David McFadden, these exhibitions have presented a diverse panoply of new work by Native American, First Nations, Métís and Inuit artists from the continental United States, the Pacific rim, and Canada. Representing both established and emerging artists, the series has laid bare the new vitality and spirit of experimentation that has come to the forefront among the art practices of Native artists working today. All three Changing Hands exhibitions have focused on art that points toward the future, presenting works by contemporary artists who embrace and take inspiration from cultural traditions while also expressing contemporary creativity and innovation. They have sought to transcend ethnographic and anthropological interpretations, challenge preconceived notions and stereotypes of Indigenous art and artists, and ultimately to effect a reevaluation of present-day Native art in an international arena.

Capital of Capital - Museum of the City of New York
Through October 21, 2012 - Upper East Side

Capital of Capital: New York's Banks and the Creation of a Global Economy explores how the economic dynamo that is New York was made possible in great measure by its innovative and controversial banking sector. Tracing the trajectory of the city's banks from the founding of the Bank of New York by Alexander Hamilton in 1784 to their primacy in today's nation and world, the exhibition utilizes rare historical objects and images, including banking instruments, architectural renderings, and advertisements, to tell a fascinating saga of growth, innovation, and, at times, unintended consequences. In so doing, it also reveals how New York City's particular circumstances-geography, human capital, and political alignments-helped make finance a major component not only of Gotham's economy but also of its identity

Apple and Pumpkin Picking - The Orchards of Concklin
Through October 21, 2012 - Pomona

Beginning Sept. 8, the orchards are open for picking each weekend through Oct. 21. Apple varieties include Cortland, McIntosh, Red Delicious, Empires, Golden Delicious, Winesap, Rome, Fuji, and Macouns. Call ahead to see which ones will be available each weekend. The weekends of Oct. 13 and 20, kids can also pick their own pumpkins. Children's inflatables will be available each weekend from 12-5pm.

At Wilderness - Muriel Guepin Gallery
Through October 21, 2012 - Brooklyn

Muriel Guépin Gallery is pleased to announce "At Wilderness” a new group show featuring the artwork of Treasure Frey and Robert Szot. The show opens on Friday September 7, 2012 with an opening reception from 6:30-8 pm, and will be on view through October 21st.

Yorktown Farmers' Market - Yorktown
Through October 27, 2012 - Yorktown

Vendors offer fresh, local, and organic produce, bread and bakery items, cheese, pickles, and much more.

Exhibition - "Anywhere But Here" - Pelham Art Center
Through October 27, 2012 - Pelham

Sixteen artists interpret their experiences in and of the world through the metaphorical potential of maps and cartography. Free opening reception and all-age art workshop on Friday, September 14, 6:30-8pm. Exhibition runs through October 27.

Friday Cheese Sale - Rainbeau Ridge
Through October 27, 2012 - Bedford Hills

Rainbeau Ridge Goat Cheese will be available for sale. Enter the driveway, park in the semi-circle and walk to the cheesehouse.

Ridgewood Youthmarket - GrowNYC: Ridgewood Farmers Market
Through October 27, 2012 - Ridgewood

Families can support this special market,now in its fourth season. Youth from the Bushwick and Ridgewood community come out to this lively market each Saturday to sell fresh fruits and vegetables. Modeled after Greenmarket, Youthmarket is a unique solution to food access in NYC. GrowNYC purchases produce from Greenmarket farmers and trains young people from underserved areas of the city to operate a farm stand in their neighborhood as their own small business.

'The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe' - St. Luke's Theatre
Through October 27, 2012 - Times Square

Off Broadway Family Theatre presents an adaptation of C.S. Lewis' beloved tale from his Chronicles of Narnia series. In this creative adaptation, two actors play eight characters, both human and animal. Travel to Narnia through the old wardrobe with the four Pevensie children, and get swept into their journey to stand with the great lion Aslan against the evil White Witch. She has placed the land of Narnia under enchantment and now it is always winter, but never Christmas. Audiences will be drawn into the theater's "magic circle," where children and animals, fauns and mythical creatures come to life in this enchanting tale.

Muscoot Farmers' Market - Muscoot Farm
Through October 28, 2012 - Katonah

Fresh produce, meat, cheese, soap, candles, honey, maple syrup, flowers, fish, and baked goods are all available at the market.

Signs & Symbols - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through October 28, 2012 - New York

Drawn from the Museum's deep holdings of paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints, and photographs, Signs & Symbols sheds new light on the development of American abstraction during the critical postwar period of the mid-1940s to the end of the 1950s. Many artists active in this period who are often overlooked -- Will Barnet, Forrest Bess, Charles Seliger, and Mark Tobey, among others -- developed abstract work that remains distinct from many of the concerns associated with the canonized Abstract Expressionists, including large-scale canvases and gestural brushwork. Instead, the exhibition presents a more nuanced narrative, focused on the figurative and calligraphic "signs and symbols" present in much of the highly controlled work from this period and included in this show. In many cases, this work drew inspiration from specifically American sources and sought to foster a national aesthetic distinct from European Surrealism and Cubism. These investigations formed an important foundation for a future generation of artists--including Jasper Johns and Roy Lichtenstein--who later incorporated highly individualized systems of signs into their own work while embracing distinctly American subject matter.

Oskar Fischinger: Space Light Art - A Film Environment - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through October 28, 2012 - New York

This exhibition presents one of the first multimedia projections ever made: Oskar Fischinger's Raumlichtkunst (Space Light Art), a re-creation of his multiple-screen film events, first shown in Germany in 1926, and recently restored by the Center for Visual Music in Los Angeles. Radical in format, its display of abstract shapes and colors produces, according to Fischinger, "an intoxication by light from a thousand sources."

Mario Batali's Edible Garden - New York Botanical Garden
Through October 28, 2012 - Bronx

Mario Batali's Edible Garden returns to the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden, bringing plenty of fun for adults and kids alike, with cooking demonstrations in the Whole Foods Market Family Garden Kitchen, daily, family-friendly activities, and hands-on gardening. As a Garden friend and chef extraordinaire, Mario Batali has a featured role during The Edible Garden. Visit "Mario Batali's Kitchen Gardens," an interactive space filled with beds of vegetables and herbs where you can pick up recipes for his popular dishes, and learn how to create fresh, seasonal family meals. The fun culminates with a visit by Mario himself during the Festival Weekend in September. Through October 28.

Teens Come Free - Shop Gotham
Through October 28, 2012 - New York

Teens come free on Shop Gotham's Soho & Nolita Chic Boutiques Shopping Tours in September and October 2012 (1 Free Teen ticket for each paying adult). Tours run every Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning for 2.5 hours. Chic fashion and store discounts in the shopping capital of the world. For details and to book: www.shopgotham.com. Booking code: Freeteen

Discovery Wetlands Cruise - Boatworks Marina
Through October 30, 2012 - Stony Brook

Learn the importance and fragility of a wetlands ecosystem while enjoying the sweeping panorama of a salt marsh moraine and the untouched landscape of Long Island's North Shore in this 90-minute sightseeing tour aboard a 27-passenger pontoon boat.A naturalist is on board to explain ecology, geology and history of the area. Seating is first come, first served. June 16-October 30, 2012.

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

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

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

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

Historic Stony Brook Grist Mill Tours - Stony Brook Grist Mill
Through October 31, 2012 - Stony Brook

Listed on the NYS and National Register of Historic Places, the mill, c. 1751, offers an authentic experience of a working grist mill today with the only female "miller" in the U.S. as your guide. Visit the country store for games, toys, recipes, jams and more and feed the ducks at the Mill Pond.

Central Park TV & Movie Sites Tour - Central Park
Through October 31, 2012 - Upper West Side

School's out and On Location Tours is leading outdoors tours of the most filmed location in New York City: Central Park. During the month of June, children can tour free with the purchase of one adult ticket on the Central Park TV & Movie Sites tour. Experience your favorites come to life as you tour Central Park and see where the movie-magic happened. You and your kids will have the opportunity to dance and sing where the cast of Glee did in their rendition of "I Love New York," feed the pigeons like Macaulay Culkin did in "Home Alone 2," be like the Smurfs when they realized they certainly weren't in the Smurf Village anymore, and see where the final scene in "The Avengers" took place. Mention "School's Out!" during the month of June when purchasing an adult ticket to receive one free child ticket.

The Harlem Edge Cultivating Connections - Center for Architecture
Through October 31, 2012 -

The Emerging New York Architects (ENYA) Committee of the AIA NY Chapter is proud to announce the winners of its fifth biennial design ideas competition, The Harlem Edge | Cultivating Connections. One hundred seventy-eight (178) teams and individuals registered for the competition and more than ninety-eight (98) entries from sixteen (16) countries were submitted for judging. The winning entries will be exhibited at the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY, this July and be published in a competition catalog. In coordination with the exhibition, ENYA will be hosting a symposium to discuss design issues related to the winning entries and possibilities for the future development of the site and its neighboring community. Congratulations to the winners: ENYA Prize, $5000: Sym'bio'pia Ting Chin and Yan Wang, Linearscape Architecture, New York, NY, USA 2nd Prize, $2500: The Hudson Exchange Eliza Higgins, Cyrus Patell, Chris Starkey, and Andrea Vittadini, Brooklyn, NY, USA 3rd Prize, $1000: Harlem Harvest Ryan Doyle, Guido Elgueta, and Tyler Caine, Brooklyn, NY, USA Student Prize, $1000: Stairway to Harlem Daniel Mowery, Student of Architecture, University of Virginia, USA Honorable Mentions: Continuum, by Nasiq Khan, and Scott Brandi, Bayside, NY, USA Subaqueous Promenade, by Doyoung Oh, and Jaemin Ha, London, United Kingdom/Boston, MA, USA New Marine Transfer Station, by Yashar Ghasemkhani, Arash Mesbah, and Pooneh Sadrimanesh, New York, NY, USA Land Over Water Agro-Pavilion, by Michael C. Kilroy, and Jonathan Sampson, Students of Architecture, University of New Mexico, USA Greenhouse Transformer, by Dongwoo Yim, and Rafael Luna, PRAUD, Boston, MA, USA

Apple Picking - Dr. Davies Farm
Through October 31, 2012 - Congers

This family-run farm, popular with local school groups, grows nearly 20 varieties of apples. Stop by on weekends for hay rides. And starting the third week of October, pick your own pumpkin. Call ahead to see what apple varieties are available on a particular weekend. Apple picking available daily through Halloween.

Revolutionary Garden - Fort Greene Park
Through October 31, 2012 - Brooklyn

Come visit and volunteer at a recreated revolutionary war-era garden, curated and built by Daly Clement, a professional gardener and educator. Email Clement to RSVP at [email protected]

Playtime with Sammie and Tudie - Sprout San Francisco
Through October 31, 2012 - Upper East Side

Playtime with Sammie and Tudie is a 'mommy and me' style class. The interactive class includes themed week such as ducks, butterflies, teddy bears, fish, and dinosaurs. Great for ages 1 to 3 1/2 years. Come by the class once or buy a multiple class package.

The Migrant Project - Chelsea Market
Through October 31, 2012 - Chelsea

LA-based photographer Rick Nahmias has dedicated over a decade to creating awareness-raising art and food-centric projects. The Migrant Project photo exhibit explores California's agricultural workforce which provides approximately fifty percent of the produce consumed in the United States. Nahmias' social justice-themed media work has been shown across North America, Europe, and Asia, was presented on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, is part of the permanent collection of the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian, and is shown in several other private and public collections across the country. This marks the first time that The Migrant Project is showcased in New York City and also the first time it is exhibited in a food environment. The exhibition is free and on view through October in the market concourse.

Truck or Treat for City Harvest - Throughout New York City
Through October 31, 2012 - New York

Truck or Treat is City Harvest's Halloween initiative that allows children to partake in the fight against hunger in New York City by collecting donations while trick-or-treating. Although it seems like children only just dusted off their backpacks to head back to school, Halloween is right around the corner. Each year, participating children take along collection boxes shaped like City Harvest trucks as they go trick or treating. Every 25 cents collected will enable City Harvest to rescue one pound of food for a hungry New Yorker, so every coin really does count. To learn more, go to cityharvest.com/truckortreat, or contact [email protected] to get your school or children's organization involved.

Great Neck Farmers Market: Open For Business - Village Green
Through November 01, 2012 - Great Neck

Looking for some fresh produce or eggs? For some pasta, tomato sauce, fresh baked breads and pies? Or maybe some locally made pickles or cheese? The Great Neck Farmers Market has a wide range of high-quality, locally-produced offerings. You can even purchase freshly made doggie treats. Call 516-487-2975, x 123 for more information.

Tours - Kykuit, the Rockefeller Estate
Through November 04, 2012 - Sleepy Hollow

Kykuit, the six-story stone house and rolling hilltop estate that served as home to four generations of Rockefellers, is open to visitors beginning Saturday, May 5, through Sunday, Nov. 4. Tours are available daily throughout the season except Tuesdays. Kykuit's modern and classical art collection, architecture, and expansive gardens are consistently rated the top attraction in the lower Hudson Valley, and draw tens of thousands of visitors annually. Kykuit, which means "lookout" in Dutch, includes a six-story stone house, multiple terraced gardens, art galleries, outdoor classical and modern sculpture, and commanding Hudson River views. Its hilltop location overlooking the Hudson River and the Palisades is 500 feet above sea level. Visitors to Kykuit learn the story of the Rockefellers, beginning with John D. Rockefeller, founder of Standard Oil, whose business acumen made him the richest man in America in his day. He later became the country's first great philanthropist. By his death in 1937, he had given away more than half his fortune through various philanthropic programs. Visitors can choose from four tours: Classic, Grand, Timesaver, and Selected Highlights. The Classic, ideal for first-time visitors, is a shorter experience than the comprehensive, three-hour Grand. Besides the mansion, both of these tours include time in Kykuit's art galleries, gardens, and Coach Barn, with its collection of horse-drawn carriages, vintage automobiles, and equestrian equipment. The 90-minute Timesaver is ideal for those on tighter schedules, while Selected Highlights maximizes time in the gardens. Visitors can buy tickets online in advance, choosing the exact tour, time, and date they want to visit. Tickets are on sale at hudsonvalley.org. Historic Hudson Valley recommends advanced ticket buying, particularly for weekend tours, which fill up quickly. Besides online, tickets may be purchased by calling 914-631-8200 (service charge additional) or at the Kykuit Visitor Center at Philipsburg Manor in Sleepy Hollow. All tours start at the Kykuit Visitor Center; doors open at 9am.

Tomas Saraceno on the Roof: Cloud City - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through November 04, 2012 -

Artist Tomas Saraceno (born in Tucuman, Argentina, in 1973) will create a constellation of large, interconnected modules constructed with transparent and reflective materials for the Museum's Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden. Visitors may enter and walk through these habitat-like, modular structures grouped in a nonlinear configuration. Over the past decade, Saraceno has established a practice of constructing habitable networks based upon complex geometries and interconnectivity that merge art, architecture, and science. The interdisciplinary project "Cloud Cities/Air Port City" is rooted in the artist's investigation of expanding the ways in which we inhabit and experience our environment.

A Stately Presence: The NYPD's Mounted Unit - New York City Police Museum
Through November 04, 2012 - Manhattan

New York City police have used horse-mounted officers since at least 1858, with the opening of Central Park. Since its formal organization in 1871, the Mounted Unit has evolved into one of the NYPD's most visible and elite police units. This exciting exhibit will explore their fascinating history and continuing day-to-day operations. Through artifacts that include saddles, harnesses and uniforms, paintings, video, and historic photographs, the exhibit will delve into the lives and work of the officers known by their nickname, "10-foot cops."

Robert Wilson/Philip Glass: Einstein on the Beach - Morgan Library & Museum
Through November 04, 2012 -

Reuniting the score and designs from Philip Glass and Robert Wilson's Einstein on the Beach, this exhibition focuses on the opera's premiere performances in 1976. Visitors will enter a gallery awash in blue light, reminiscent of the opera's stage lighting, where they will encounter Glass's entire never-before-displayed autograph manuscript, as well as Wilson's storyboard, thirteen leaves encompassing 113 scene designs. Footage from the New York rehearsal, and 1976 productions in Paris, Brussels, and Venice will run continuously in the gallery; the documentary "Einstein on the Beach: The Changing Image of Opera," about the 1984 production at BAM, will be screened in the Morgan's Gilder Lehrman Hall throughout the exhibition.

Universe of Desire - Museum of Sex
Through November 04, 2012 - New York

Type. Swipe. Search. Upload. Download. Post. Stream. These are the new verbs of desire. Our most intimate thoughts, fantasies, and urges are now transmitted via electronic devices to rapt audiences all over the world. These transmissions�from sexts to webcam masturbation feeds-are anonymous yet personal, individual yet collective, everywhere and nowhere, and they are contributing to the largest sexual record to date. In short, desire has gone viral. But what does this mean? And what does it reveal about us? This exhibition explores these very questions through a lens of digital experience by examining what we are searching for, how we do it and what we leave behind on these electronic devices. In piecing this together, we begin to expose staggering truths about who we are and how we interact in this ever-changing world of modern sexuality. "As human behavior becomes more clickable than physical, we can-t help but wonder what this means for our most basic, biological impulse: sex." says Mark Snyder, Director of Exhibitions and Co-Curator of "Universe of Desire." The exhibition explores this very question by examining what we actually search for on the internet and what we leave behind. Neuroscientists Ogi Ogas and Sai Gaddam, authors of the best-selling book, A Billion Wicked Thoughts, provide much of the inspiration for "Universe of Desire." Ogas and Gaddam gathered and coded 400 million internet searches, 55 million of which (or roughly 13 percent) proved to be searches for some kind of erotic content. The findings mined from analyzing the internet habits of tens of millions of people worldwide will be on display in "Universe of Desire." These anonymous searches bring to question our identity by revealing both the expected "kinks" and "squicks" (squirm-inducing kinks), as well as the broad categories of shared desire that account for 80 percent of internet searches, including "cheating partners", "youth", "mature" and various genitalia. Confronted with this research we begin to see just how similar and different we all are as humans. Supporting this content is a variety of media that amplifies and humanizes the scientific findings of A Billion Wicked Thoughts. Showcasing artifacts from Science, Culture, Art and Technology, Universe of Desire explores the virtual cataloging of our sexual wants, infatuations and yearnings by walking patrons through the kind of sex we, as humans, look up on the internet. Photographer Natacha Merritt, author of Digital Diaries, has documented herself digitally for the last 14 years. As one of the first photographers to capture erotic imagery in a digital medium, a selection of this pioneering artist's work is exhibited for the first time in its chronology, offering a visual timeline as example of photographic evolution, serving both as record and expression of our sexual desires through the last decade. Further exploring the relationship between digital imagery and sexual fantasy, visitors to "Universe of Desire" are invited to engage with a series of video and interactive experiences. Highlights include a digital mirror created by Kevin Bleich and Gabriela Guti�rrez which literally deconstructs patrons into pixels, and projects avatars of their "digital selves" onto the walls of the gallery, while an interactive video collage from Johnny Woods lures visitors into a virtual romp of sexual artifacts designed to stimulate, provoke and delight audiences.

Exhibition: Marc Chagall - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through November 04, 2012 - Roslyn Harbor

Marc Chagall is a major exhibition that includes a significant selection of about half of Chagall’s 1957 series of hand-colored etchings of Bible stories, a series never before seen on Long Island. The exhibition portrays this important and loved artist as a storyteller, demonstrating how Chagall, throughout a long and distinguished career, incorporated facets of his early Russian-Jewish heritage into multilayered works. Chagall’s storytelling paintings portray a fantastic pictorial world where heaven and earth seem to meet. It’s a world where people and animals—cows, goats, donkeys, horses and birds—float upside down or sideways, irrespective of the laws of gravity, and couples are always in love. Chagall’s hypersensitive imagination is palpable as he shares with the viewer his memories of family in brilliantly colored works set amidst the houses and streets of his native Vitebsk. The exhibition runs through November 4, 2012.

Foodies - Westport Arts Center
Through November 04, 2012 - Westport

A group show of work by its artist members featuring work in all media-- from painting and sculpture to video, and photography-- selected by food industry celebrities with ties to the local community. September 14-November 4, 2012.

Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900-2000 - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through November 05, 2012 - Midtown

MoMA's ambitious survey of 20th century design for children is the first large-scale overview of the modernist preoccupation with children and childhood as a paradigm for progressive design thinking. The exhibition brings together areas underrepresented in design history and often considered separately, including school architecture, clothing, playgrounds, toys and games, children's hospitals and safety equipment, nurseries, furniture, and books. In 1900, Swedish design reformer and social theorist Ellen Key's book "Century of the Child" presaged the 20th century as a period of intensified focus and progressive thinking regarding the rights, development, and well-being of children as interests of utmost importance to all society. Taking inspiration from Key, and looking back through the 20th century 100 years after her forecast, this exhibition will examine individual and collective visions for the material world of children, from utopian dreams for the "citizens of the future" to the dark realities of political conflict and exploitation. In this period children have been central to the concerns, ambitions, and activities of modern architects and designers both famous and unsung, and working specifically for children has often provided unique freedom and creativity to the avant-garde.

Rhythm-Girls dance classes - Rhythmology Dance Studio
Through November 05, 2012 - Westbury

The Rhythm-Girls is a program series designed specifically for Girl Scouts by Rhythmology. Participating in dance is a great way for children to get exercise, develop social skills, and expand their horizons. This program allows each girl to develop a sense of creativity and self expression while also teaching discipline and focus. Dances taught include Latin ballroom, jazz, salsa, merengue and bachata. Call for more information. The classes run through November 5, 2012

Mother 2 Mother (M2M) Breastfeeding Support Group - Rockland County Department of Health
Through November 09, 2012 - Monsey

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

Mother Mother (M2M) Breastfeeding Support Group - Rockland County Department of Health
Through November 09, 2012 - Spring Valley

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

Beauties of the Gilded Age: Peter Marie's Miniatures of Society Women - New-York Historical Society
Through November 11, 2012 - New York

Between 1889 and 1903, New York socialite Peter Marie (1825-1903) commissioned portrait miniatures of women whom he believed epitomized female beauty. His collection of nearly 300 watercolor-on-ivory miniatures stands today as a vivid document of New York�s Gilded Age aristocracy. Beauties of the Gilded Age presents likenesses of many prominent women of the era, including legendary socialite Edith Minturn, athlete Edith Hope Goddard, and social activist Emeline Winthrop. The fragile and rarely exhibited portraits will be displayed in four-month rotations in a special new gallery designed for intimate viewing.

Fashion A- Z: Highlights from the Collection of the Museum at FIT, Part Two - Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology
Through November 11, 2012 - New York

Farmers' Market @ PepsiCo - PepsiCo
Through November 14, 2012 - Purchase

Local produce and specialty items made from local ingredients every Wednesday.

Spring Valley Farmers Market -
Through November 14, 2012 - Spring Valley

Shop for fresh local apples, radishes, beets, eggs, meats, multi-grain breads, pastry, honey, chutneys, pickles, cider, and much more. Wednesdays through Nov. 14. Rain or shine.

TIBET HOUSE US PRESENTS: CONTEMPORARY NIRMANAKAYA Buddhist Iconography by Leah and Stan Goldberg - Tibet House US
Through November 14, 2012 - New York

ibet House US has unveiled news of its next highly anticipated gallery exhibit Contemporary Nirmanakaya: Buddhist Iconography by Leah and Stan Goldberg on the heels of its highly successful art exhibition Mystic Nostalgia, which drew summer crowds to the imaginative paintings of Brazilian artist Tiffani Gyatso. This unique body of work will be on display and for sale from September 13 – November 14, 2012, beginning with a special opening reception on September 13, 2012, from 6-8pm ET. A portion of all sales will benefit Tibet House US and its ongoing work to preserve and present Tibetan culture. Stunning in detail, these original contemporary versions of Buddhist tangkas (Tibetan silk paintings with embroidery) and mandalas (geometric, often circular, sacred art), created by Leah and Stan Goldberg, are steeped in tradition. The Goldbergs took the advice of a confidant of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to lead an enlightened existence quite literally and dedicated themselves to traditional Tibetan Buddhist art and how they might reinterpret it for the Western viewer. As they learned more about mandalas and their rich symbolism, they grew enthralled and were soon making their own versions of classic iconic Tibetan images. “We were changing as people and as artists with each piece that we created over the past few years, evolving despite ourselves. Sometimes the painting’s effect on us was gentle and nurturing; sometimes it was more of a drill sergeant approach. We developed a strangely intimate relationship with each iconic image. It was not unusual for them to let us know what precise asana (position) they preferred to assume. Or what they wished to wear,” says Stan Goldberg. Wherever these pieces hang, they are meant to create a feeling of tranquility and peace and help the viewer grow wiser and more compassionate. ABOUT LEAH AND STAN GOLDBERG Husband and wife Leah and Stan Goldberg have been painting together as an art team for more than 20 years. Their works may be found in prominent private collections, such as those of Mick Jagger and Billy Wilder, as well as in major corporate collections, including those of the Bank of America and the Waldorf Astoria. For the past six years Leah and Stan have resided and painted in their home studio in Galisteo, New Mexico. TIBET HOUSE US GALLERY LOCATION AND HOURS Gallery Location: 22 West 15th Street, New York, NY 10011 Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday from 12 to 5 p.m. / P. 212.807.0563 ABOUT TIBET HOUSE US: Tibet House US, established in 1987 at the request of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, is a non-profit educational institution and cultural embassy working to preserve, restore and present Tibet's unique cultural and spiritual heritage by means of a permanent cultural center, with a 2,000-square-foot gallery, library, archives, developing traveling exhibitions, print publications and media productions.

New Rochelle Farmers' Market - New Rochelle
Through November 16, 2012 - New Rochelle

Fresh, local baked goods, fruit, herbs, organic produce, specialty foods, vegetables, and more.

Farmer's Market Friday - Queens Botanical Garden
Through November 16, 2012 - Flushing

Get fresh produce, nuts, coffee, and nut butters from the Farmer's Market! Every Friday through November 16 from 8:30am to 4pm on Dahlia Avenue off Main Street.

Bronxville Farmers' Market - Bronxville
Through November 17, 2012 - Bronxville

Vendors offer fresh produce, including organic produce, pasture raised meats, and eggs, fish fresh from Montauk, honey, maple syrup, pickles, cheese, breads, baked goods, quiche, dips, soups, herbs, lavender and lavender products, local wines, field-cut wild flowers, bottled milk, granola, soups, cookies, hand made soaps and lotions, home spun fibers for knitting, and chutney.

Hunt's Point Farmers' Market - Msr. Raul Del Valle Square at Southern Boulevard and E.163rd Street
Through November 17, 2012 - Bronx

Featuring fresh, local produce Find fresh local apples, radishes, beets, eggs, meats, multi-grain breads, pastry, honey, chutneys, pickles, cider, and much more. EBT accepted.

Pelham Farmers' Market - Pelham
Through November 17, 2012 - Pelham

Fresh, local baked goods, cut flowers, fruit, herbs, plants, prepared foods, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

Tarrytown Farmers' Market - Tarrytown
Through November 17, 2012 - Tarrytown

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

EmblemHealth and Harvest Home Farmer’s Markets - Roy Wilkins Park
Through November 17, 2012 - Queens

EmblemHealth and Harvest Home Farmer’s Markets are offering locally grown fruits and vegetables, cooking demonstrations and health and wellness screenings through the “Eating for Good Health” program which runs through November 17,2012.

Grow NYC GreenMarket - Socrates Sculpture Park
Through November 17, 2012 - Long Island City

This market serves the Long Island City and Astoria communities with farm-fresh fruits and vegetables and family-friendly activities every week.

- Piermont Farmers' Market
Through November 18, 2012 - Piermont

Shop for fresh local produce, eggs, meats, multi-grain breads, pastry, honey, chutneys, pickles, cider, and more. Held each Sunday through November 18.

Shade and Shadow: A Selection of British and American Silhouettes - Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
Through November 18, 2012 - Bronx

This exhibition presents a small selection of 19th-Century British and American silhouettes from Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum and four private collections. Before photography became widely available, silhouette portraits were quick, easy, and affordable. Elegant ladies, family scenes, charming children, and more, reveal a compelling slice of life from the golden age of this art form. Through November 18.

Forest Hills Greenmarket - Forest Hills (outside Post Office)
Through November 18, 2012 - 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 open Sundays through Nov. 18.

Drawings and Prints - Selections from the Permanent Collection - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through November 18, 2012 -

This exhibition includes a selection of early and mid-sixteenth century drawings and prints by Renaissance artists for whom ancient sculpture remained a perpetual source of inspiration. The selection reveals some of the ways in which draftsmen and printmakers from different parts of Europe responded to the common heritage of classical antiquity. Also on display is an exceptional group of prints after designs by Frans Floris de Vriendt (1519/20-1570), the foremost Netherlandish artist of the mid-sixteenth century. They showcase Floris's innovative treatment of mythology and history.

Grow NYC: Elmhurst Greenmarket - Elmhurst Hospital
Through November 20, 2012 - Elmhurst

Families can 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 thru November 20,2012, promotes healthy living, offering recipes and cooking demonstrations to entice even the most timid of eaters and home cooks.

Croton-on-Hudson Farmers' Market - Croton-on-Hudson
Through November 21, 2012 - Croton-on-Hudson

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

White Plains Outdoor Farmers' Market - White Plains
Through November 21, 2012 - White Plains

An authentic, French open-air market offering everything from meats to produce to artisan cheeses and olive oil.

GreenMarket Farmers' Market - The New York Botanical Garden
Through November 21, 2012 - Bronx

The New York Botanical Garden's Greenmarket provides affordable, locally grown produce along with fresh, nutritious baked goods, and other specialty items. Talk to the farmers to learn more about the nutritional and health benefits of gardening and eating locally. Learn how to use produce from the market to make easy, nutritional meals at weekly cooking demonstrations and find out about composting, recycling, growing vegetables, and more at special demonstrations throughout the season. Hear "what's fresh" at the market each week by calling 718-362-9561 and pressing 406# to find out what you can incorporate into your meals. Open every Wednesday, through November 21, at the base of Library Allee inside the Garden's Mosholu Gate entrance. Free admission and parking to shop at the Greenmarket.

Weekly Market - Nyack Farmers Market
Through November 22, 2012 - Nyack

Stroll this weekly market to find local produce, cheese, wine, and plants. Then enjoy lunch in one of the town's many charming eateries. Rain or shine.

Nature on the Go - Prospect Park Audubon Center
Through November 25, 2012 - Flatbush

Kids have fun out in nature by playing animal charades, pretending to be a bat trying to catch a moth, or joining in many other fun and active nature games that teaches them about the nature around us. Led by a park naturalist.

Sunday Explorers Drop-In Programming - Stamford Museum & Nature Center
Through November 25, 2012 - Stamford

Every Sunday, the education staff offers a hands-on, interactive exploration of the Museum's many favorite features. Each week focuses on a different topic and includes self-guided and staff-led activities which run throughout the time period. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free with gate admission. September 9-November 25, 2012. No class October 21.

Robert S. Neuman's Ship to Paradise - Heckscher Museum of Art
Through November 25, 2012 - Huntington

This exhibition focuses on the colorful, large-scale, mixed-media drawings in which Robert Neuman addressed the timeless question of human folly. Through November 25, 2012.

Mother 2 Mother (M2M) Breastfeeding Support Group - Rockland County Department of Health
Through November 26, 2012 - Haverstraw

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

Big Food: Health, Culture and the Evolution of Eating - Yale Peabody Museum
Through November 28, 2012 - New Haven

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

Little New-Yorkers - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
Through November 30, 2012 - Upper West Side

On Tuesdays and Fridays kids ages 2-4 can explore New York City through singing, stories, and activities. Each class will include story readings, time with historic toys, free exploration, a special Little New-Yorkers hello song, and time in the museum or a craft project, which will alternate each week. Some of the stories that will be featured include Larry Gets Lost in NYC, Don't Let the Pigeon Ride the Bus, The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge, New York from Above, and Knuffle Bunny.

Checks & Balances - Presidents and American Finance - Museum of American Finance
Through November 30, 2012 - New York

The US federal government was born of a fiscal crisis produced by the inability of the national and state governments to repay the heavy debts incurred winning independence from England. By luck, pluck and a sprinkling of genius, the new nation averted disaster and soon became one of the most creditworthy in history, able to fund global wars, massive territorial acquisitions and scientific and engineering feats of historic importance and unprecedented scale. Today, however, serious fiscal crisis looms again. The causes and consequences of the current economic crisis are hotly debated, but almost everyone agrees there is no easy fix at hand. Simply put, it has become too difficult to increase taxes or reduce expenditures, and solutions acceptable to both major political parties are in short supply. But the government has faced similar impasses in the past and has managed, with firm leadership, to persevere. This exhibit brings attention to the budget issues that faced five of our greatest Presidents: George Washington, Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, Woodrow Wilson and Franklin D. Roosevelt. It details how they handled those issues, sometimes with spectacular success and other times with controversial or mixed results. The exhibit also shows how each President's life experiences, including personal wealth, may have influenced decisions on important issues like the rate and type of taxation and the acceptable extent of government borrowing. In and of itself, knowledge of the past cannot improve the future, but retracing past glories and disappointments is often the best place to start.

Compost your Food Scraps! - Queens Public Library at Steinway
Through November 30, 2012 - Astoria

Parents can teach their children about sustainability by modeling green behaviors like composting. Simply bring your frozen food scraps including fruit and vegetable scraps like peels, skins, or seeds), coffee grounds (including the paper filter), tea bags, eggshells, nutshells, plain bread, and pasta (no toppings) to the weekly food waste drop off location. The Western Queens Compost Initiative will turn the rest of your food waste into a nutrient-rich compost.

Diabetes Self-Management Workshop - New York Methodist Hospital
Through November 30, 2012 - Midwood

This workshop provides helpful information for managing and living with diabetes. Call to register (required).

Spiders Alive! - American Museum of Natural History
Through December 02, 2012 - Upper West Side

For centuries, spiders have inspired storytellers, from Ovid to E. B. White to the creators of the eponymous superhero, but their actual role in diverse ecosystems around the globe is just as captivating. Spiders Alive! immerses visitors in the fascinating and complex world of spiders, among the most versatile animals on the planet: they inhabit every continent but Antarctica and are able to survive in environments that range from deserts to rainforests to crowded cities. Spiders are also important predators. By one estimate, the spiders on one acre of woodland alone consume more than 80 pounds of insects a year. Scientists have identified over 42,000 species of spiders to date, and there are at least as many more to be discovered. Among the live spiders visitors will encounter in this exhibition are the goliath bird eater, one of the largest spiders in the world, whose prey includes snakes, mice, and frogs; the venomous western black widow, one of the few North American spiders harmful to people; and species from other arachnid orders, including African whip spiders, whose whip-like feelers, up to 10 inches in length, help the animal find its way. Spiders Alive! will explore spiders' silk, venom, and little-known defensive mechanisms such as mimicry and noise making. The exhibition will also include larger-than-life models, videos, interactive exhibits, and fossils, and Museum staff will be handling live arachnids for visitors to see up close. Gallery 77, first floor

Spiders Alive! - American Museum of Natural History
Through December 02, 2012 - Upper West Side

The American Museum of Natural History announces Spiders Alive!, a new exhibition about the fascinating and complex world of spiders. For centuries, spiders have inspired mythmakers from Ovid to E. B. White to the creators of the eponymous superhero, but their actual role in diverse ecosystems around the globe is just as captivating. Among the most versatile animals on the planet, spiders inhabit every continent but Antarctica and are able to survive in environments that range from deserts to rainforests to crowded cities. "Spiders Alive! continues a tradition of museum exhibitions that bring people, especially children and families, face-to-face with ambassadors from the natural world," says Ellen V. Futter, President of the American Museum of Natural History. "In this exhibition, as in previous popular presentations of live lizards, snakes, frogs, and butterflies, our visitors will meet some of the world's most exotic and fascinating creatures who have much to teach us about the diversity of life, the fragility of natural systems, and our own responsibility to study and steward life on Earth." In Spiders Alive!, visitors will explore spiders' anatomy, diversity, venom, silk, and behavior including little-known defensive mechanisms such as mimicry and noise-making. In addition to live spiders representing 19 species, the exhibition will also include larger-than-life models of spiders, videos, a climbable spider model, and fossils. Museum staff will be handling live arachnids for visitors to see up close, and the exhibition will focus on debunking spider myths, such as: spiders need gravity to build webs, all spiders neglect their offspring, and all spiders are poisonous to humans Spiders are also important predators; without them, insect populations would explode. By one estimate, the spiders on one acre of woodland alone consume more than 80 pounds of insects a year. Scientists have identified over 42,000 species of spiders to date, and they believe that there are at least as many more yet to be discovered. Among the live spiders visitors will encounter in this exhibition are the goliath bird eater, one of the largest spiders in the world, whose prey includes snakes, mice, and frogs; the western black widow, member of one of the few North American spider groups that can be harmful to people; the fishing spider, who senses prey by resting its front legs on the surface of the water; and the golden orb-web spider, which weaves a golden web that can reach more than 3 feet in diameter. Species from other arachnid orders will also be on display, including African whip spiders, whose whip-like feelers, up to 10 inches in length, help the animal find its way; the giant vinegaroon, which may spray a foul-smelling vinegar-like chemical from its abdomen if disturbed; and the desert hairy scorpion, the largest scorpion in America. The exhibition is curated by Norman Platnick, curator emeritus in the Department of Invertebrate Zoology.

Thirty Years of Collecting: Treasures from Intrepid's Collections - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through December 02, 2012 - New York Harbor

Thirty Years of Collecting: Treasures from Intrepid's Collections will showcase objects from the museum's collections related to the historic aircraft carrier Intrepid, Growler submarine, Concorde, and the space shuttle Enterprise. The exhibit will include nearly 30 objects, many of which will be displayed publicly for the first time, such as original helmets, uniforms, letters, photographs, books, and other items that will display the "humanity behind the hardware" of the vessels at the museum.

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum's 30th Anniversary Exhibits - Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Through December 02, 2012 - New York

New exhibitions will celebrate the 30th anniversary of Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. "Thirty Years of Collecting: Treasures from Intrepid's Collections" will showcase objects related to the historic aircraft carrier Intrepid, Growler submarine, Concorde and the space shuttle Enterprise. "Thirty Years of Excellence: An Intrepid Museum Celebration" will trace Intrepid's historic journey of being transformed from an aircraft carrier into one of NYC's most iconic cultural institutions.

Absorbed by Color: Art in the 20th Century - Heckscher Museum of Art
Through December 02, 2012 - Huntington

Drawn exclusively from the Museum?s Permanent Collection, this exhibition presents an overview of color theory and its manifestations in various art movements of the 20th century, including Pointillism, Fauvism, Synchromism, Neoplasticism, Abstract Expressionism, Minimalism, and Op art. Through December 2, 2012.

Thirty Years of Excellence: An Intrepid Museum Celebration - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through December 02, 2012 - New York Harbor

Thirty Years of Excellence: An Intrepid Museum Celebration will trace Intrepid's historic journey from being transformed from an aircraft carrier into one of New York City's most iconic cultural institutions. A collection of nearly 40 items including artifacts, video footage, photographs, and other archival materials highlight the major milestones of the museum and its affiliated nonprofit organizations, including the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.

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

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

Studio School Tours and Open Houses - The Studio School
Through December 05, 2012 - Upper West Side

The morning tours give you an opportunity to see the teachers and students working together in the classrooms. You will receive an overview of the program and the Studio Approach, and have a Q&A session with the head of school. Studio parents will also be present to meet and greet you.

Times Square Show Revisited - Hunter College Art Galleries
Through December 08, 2012 - New York

The Hunter College Art Galleries are pleased to present Times Square Show Revisited, an in-depth look at the original Times Square Show, scheduled to debut in New York City this Fall from September 14-December 8, 2012. Times Square Show Revisited aims to explore the original exhibition's exposure of New York's burgeoning downtown artistic community in June 1980, which also marked the occasion of many developments in the field, including Jean Michel Basquiat's first appearance in an exhibition as both a painter and graffiti writer SAMO, Nan Goldin's first major presentation of what was to become her seminal Ballad of Sexual Dependency, Jenny Holzer's introduction to the possibility of working with LED lights, and the presentation of experimental works by artists including Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf among others. The Times Square Show, hailed by the Village Voice as "The First Radical Art Show of the 1980s," included some one hundred artists and sprawled across four floors and the basement of a disused massage parlor on the corner of 41st Street and 7th Avenue in New York City. In addition to experimental painting and sculpture, the exhibition incorporated music, fashion, and an ambitious program of performance and video. For many artists, such as Kiki Smith, David Hammons, and Tom Otterness, the exhibition served as a forum for the exchange of ideas, a testing-ground for work in progress, and a catalyst for exploring new artistic directions. With contributions from over 30 artists involved in the original exhibition, Times Square Show Revisited seeks to capture the essence of this historic moment of art making in New York City through a combination of art works, documentary materials, a lively public programming schedule, and a publication that can be counted as an important chronicle of the original exhibition. Curated by post-war art historian and Hunter College graduate Shawna Cooper, in association with Karli Wurzelbacher, art historian and PhD candidate at the University of Delaware, Times Square Show Revisited will be held in Hunter College's Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery. Many of the objects on view will be loaned directly by artists who participated in the 1980 Times Square Show. Jeffrey Deitch's insightful review of the original exhibition for Art in America highlighted the energetic relevance brought to bare by the artist organized exhibition; "The Times Square Show was a challenge to dealers and curators of advanced art who continue to feel that the discreet display of a few pieces of art in an elegant gallery is enough. But it was even more of a challenge to artists who think that their work stops when it leaves the studio, and who leaves its presentation to others." The Times Square Show represents a specific moment in art that paved the way for a particular dialogue in New York City especially, whose implications continue to be felt in the art world today. Times Square Show Revisited will be on view from September 14-December 8, 2012 at the Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery, 68th street and Lexington Avenue, SW corner. A special opening reception will be held on September 13 from 6-8pm. The exhibition will be accompanied by an exhibition catalogue and comprehensive website with extensive interviews with the participants of the exhibition. For more information about the exhibition, please visit http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/art/galleries/galleries

New 'China': Porcelain Art from Jingdezhen, 1910-2012 - China Institute Gallery
Through December 09, 2012 - Upper East Side

A new exhibition of modern and contemporary porcelain art from Jingdezhen, the renowned porcelain capital of China, will be on view at China Institute Gallery from September 21 to December 9, 2012. New "China": Porcelain Art from Jingdezhen, 1910-2012 will offer more than 45 works spanning over a century, including sculpture, paintings on porcelain, as well as vases and other objects. A fully illustrated catalog will accompany the exhibition. New "China": Porcelain Art from Jingdezhen, 1910-2012 includes work by such noted contemporary artists as Zhu Legeng, Ah Xian, Zhu Dequn, and Wayne Higby, all of whom have studied in or traveled to Jingdezhen in Jiangxi province. Bridging traditional and utilitarian practices with pioneering techniques, the exhibition opens with a selection of modern work by artists who worked in the first decades of the 20th century. Most of the work in the exhibition is on exhibit for the first time in the United States.

Elements of Peace - Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery - Fairfield University
Through December 09, 2012 - Fairfield 06824

Mankind's universal and elusive quest for peace is the inspiration for artist Marlene Siff in this exhibition displaying 47 recent paintings, works on paper, sculpture, mobiles and maquettes of large multi-dimensional constructions, and features works that range from vivid explosions of color to subtle white meditative paintings.

Larchmont Farmers' Market - Larchmont
Through December 15, 2012 - Larchmont

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

Ossining Farmers' Market - Ossining
Through December 15, 2012 - 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.

Pleasantville Farmers' Market - Pleasantville
Through December 15, 2012 - Pleasantville

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

Fall 2012: Children's Dance Classes (Ballet or Flamenco) - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through December 15, 2012 - New York

Looking for an active and diverse creative opportunity for your child? Flamenco Latino offers affordable Flamenco and also Ballet classes for children at their Midtown Manhattan studio. After-school or Saturday classes available. September 20-December 15, 2012 for 12 weeks of classes: Fall 2012 Children's Ballet: Sept 20-Dec 13, 2012: Children's Ballet, Pre-School, 3 to 4 yr: Thurs. 4:00-5:00 pm Children's Ballet, 5-8 yr: Thurs. 5:00-6:00 pm NEW! Children's Ballet, 9-12 yrs: Tues. 5:00-6:00 pm OR Fri. 4:00-5:00 pm and also... Fall 2012 Children's Flamenco: Sept 22-Dec 15 Children's Flamenco, 5-12 yr: Sat 1:00-2:00 pm NEW! Children's Flamenco, 5-12 yr: Tues 4:00-5:00 pm There will be no class on the following Holidays: 9/18, Tues, Rosh Hashanah 11/22-24, Thanksgiving Day Weekend All classes held at: Flamenco Latino Studio 244 W 54th St., 4th fl. (B-way and 8th Ave.) NY, NY 10019 212-399-8519 All Flamenco Classes taught by Aurora Reyes. All Ballet Classes taught by Rosemarie Lindt. Rates for Children's Ballet and Children's Flamenco Classes: Only $120 for 12-pack! Paid in advance. To pay online go to: http://www.flamencolatino.com/class/childafterschoolsatclass.shtml Walk-in Trial Class, $15.00 (by reservation only) Discounts available for enrollment of more than one child from the same family, or for Ballet plus Flamenco classes. Please call 212-399-8519 or email. For more information see: http://www.flamencolatino.com/class/childafterschoolsatclass.shtml Contact 212-399-8519 or email with questions or to reserve. www.flamencolatino.com

Discover flamenco for beginners! - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through December 15, 2012 - New York

Discover flamenco at Flamenco Latino in midtown Manhattan! Aurora Reyes offers a Basic Beginner Flamenco class: Mondays from 7:30-8:30 PM OR Saturdays from 2:00-3:00 PM 2012 Fall term: September 17 - December 15, 2012 at Flamenco Latino Studio 244 W 54th Street, 4th floor (bet. B-way and 8th Ave.) NY, NY 10019 Cost: Fall Term Prices: --12 pack- $204 ($17/class) --4-pack- $76 (if permitted) --Walk-In- $20 (if permitted) --If you have 1-3 planned absences, pro-rated packs are at $18/class. See http://www.flamencolatino.com/Fall%20Sched%202012.pdf for more details. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes with a hard sole. For ladies, pumps are preferred. Call with questions and to reserve: 212-399-8519 [email protected] www.flamencolatino.com

Rye Farmers' Market - Rye
Through December 16, 2012 - Rye

Fresh, local baked goods, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fruit, hand-made soaps, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, prepared foods, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

'Hansel and Gretel' - Puppetworks
Through December 16, 2012 - Park Slope

The 1857 Brothers Grimm tale gets puppetized. Recommended for children 4 and older.

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

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

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

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

Art classes - The Painted Cloud
Through December 20, 2012 - Brooklyn

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

Hallockville Museum Historic Farm Tour - Hallockville Museum Farm
Through December 22, 2012 - Riverhead

Step back in time to life as a North Fork farmer from the 1700's to the 1930's. Explore 28 acres along with 19 historic houses, barns and outbuildings ranging from the mid-18th century Hallock Homestead to the Depression-era Cichanowicz Farmhouse. Tour the museum's buildings, gardens and collections. Experience real farming in the museum's fields and meet cows, sheep and chickens. Through December 22, 2012.

New Amsterdam Market - New Amsterdam Market
Through December 23, 2012 - Lower Manhattan

New Amsterdam Market weekly Sunday outdoor market reopens April 29! It is held in front of the old Fulton Fish Market in Lower Manhattan on South Street between Beekman Street and Peck Slip. With over 40 regional food vendors each week selling produce, cheeses, fish, meats, breads, and delicious pastries and treats for a light lunch by the East River. The season kicks off with Bread Pavilion with over 15 bread bakers using local NYS flour. For more information visit newamsterdammarket.org.

Mommy/Daddy and Me - Bounce! Trampoline Sports
Through December 27, 2012 - Valley Cottage

Parents or grandparents with kids ages 2 through 6 can have fun in the Bounce! Jr. Zone, in the Bounce! castle, as well as on the main trampoline court. Head trainer Victor Byrne works with parents and children on a series of trampoline-based exercises and fun activities. Program meets every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon.

Kandinsky 1911-1913 - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through December 27, 2012 - New York

Perhaps more than any other 20th-century painter, Vasily Kandinsky (b. 1866, Moscow; d. 1944, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France) has been closely linked to the history of the Guggenheim Museum. Hilla Rebay?artist, art advisor, and the museum's first director?promoted nonobjective painting above all other forms of abstraction. She was particularly inspired by the work and writing of Kandinsky, a pioneer of abstraction, who believed that the task of the painter was to convey his own inner world, rather than imitate the natural world. The museum's holdings have grown to include more than 150 works by Kandinsky, and focused exhibitions of his works are presented in the Kandinsky Gallery on Annex Level 3. The current installation, Kandinsky 1911?1913, highlights paintings completed at the moment the artist made great strides toward complete abstraction and published his aesthetic treatise, On the Spiritual in Art (1911, though dated 1912). Also featured are paintings by Robert Delaunay and Franz Marc that were exhibited alongside the work of Kandinsky and others in the landmark 1912 Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider) exhibition held at the Moderne Galerie Heinrich Thannhauser in Munich.

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

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

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

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

Breastfeeding Support Group - 92nd Street Y
Through December 30, 2012 - Upper East Side

Breastfeeding is an evolving process that raises many questions and concerns. Meet with other moms, babies and a lactation specialist from 92nd Street Y Parenting Center to discuss topics such as the emotional ups and downs of breastfeeding, what happens when your milk supply is weak, how to juggle breastfeeding and work, and whether and how to supplement. Come when you can; no registration necessary.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Disney Theatrical Productions Presents 'Newsies The Musical' on Broadway - Nederlander Theatre
Through December 31, 2012 - Manhattan

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

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

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

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

Children are invited to spend unhurried hours exploring the natural world in a fun and safe environment. The outdoor classroom includes areas for art, music and movement, climbing and crawling, building, and playing. Additionally, the Bartlett features the best of what Connecticut's native landscape has to offer including wetlands and boardwalks, woodland walking trails, varied wildlife, and native habitats. February 6-December 31, 2012.

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

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rockland County is seeking mentors, especially men, to volunteer as role model friends for youth in our community. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, have a valid driver's license and transportation, be covered under automobile insurance, and able to commit to volunteer for a minimum of four hours per month for one year. Call or go online for an application.

The Cultural Sunday Kidschool and Bar and Bat Mitzvah Programs - City Congregation for Humanistic Judaism
Through December 31, 2012 - Upper West Side

This class allow youngsters to connect to their Jewish heritage from a secular perspective. Two Sundays a month, children ages five and up have fun exploring Jewish history, traditions, holidays, culture, and ethics. The innovative Bar/Bat Mitzvah program involves classes and an individual mentored journey to discover roots, connections, and beliefs.

Mommy & Me Pilates - Evolution Pilates
Through December 31, 2012 - Port Washington

Here's a perfect way to bond with your little ones, 2-14 months. Sign up for the Mommy and Me Pilates class on Mondays.

Recovery in Action - Barnum Museum
Through December 31, 2012 - Bridgeport

The museum is now partially reopened two days a week while reparations are made on the museum which was hit by a tornado in 2010. A unique exhibition, Recovery in Action, will be presented on Thursdays and Fridays in the People's United Bank Gallery. Visitors gain insight into the complexities of a disaster recovery in a museum setting. The museum's collection of unique artifacts, including Tom Thumb's miniature carriages and P.T. Barnum's ornate furniture, will be among the many items on view.

Vital Theatre Company Presents: 'Pinkalicious, The Musical' - 45 Bleecker
Through December 31, 2012 - West Village

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

Masterworks - The Rubin Museum
Through December 31, 2012 - New York

Masterworks: Jewels of the Collection displays some of the museum's most stunning works of art. The stylistic diversity and relationships between various strands of Himalayan and neighboring cultural and artistic traditions are represented by important works of art spanning a period of over one thousand years. In addition to a wide range of Buddhist and Hindu deities rendered in all major media, Masterworks also highlights the museum's most notable recent acquisitions, all of which have rarely or never been exhibited. Life-size facsimiles of an entire sequence of murals from the Lukhang, the Dalai Lamas' Secret Temple near the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet, provide an exceptional opportunity for viewing Himalayan art at its most lavish. The original eighteenth-century wall paintings--inaccessible to the public until the late twentieth century--uniquely depict the most esoteric of meditation and yoga practices in vivid color and detail. Created with new photographic methods by Thomas Laird and Clint Clemens, this display of large-format, high resolution pigment prints allows for even better access to the paintings than is possible in the temple itself. Their presentation at the Rubin marks the first showing in the world of prints created using this technology and also provides the first-ever opportunity outside Tibet to view full-size Tibetan murals in their relationship to portable art from the region.

Emma Lazarus: Poet of Exiles - Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Through December 31, 2012 - New York

A new exhibition held in conjunction with the 125th anniversary of the dedication of the Statue of Liberty. Known for more than a century as the author of the lines "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free...," the poet Emma Lazarus gave voice to the Statue of Liberty and generations of newcomers to America. However, few people know her fascinating story, her Sephardic background, her American roots, and her work for Jewish causes and a Jewish homeland. Learn how Emma Lazarus' journey inspired her to craft an enduring message on exile, refuge, and the promise of America.

Long Island- America's 1950s Frontier - Long Island Museum
Through December 31, 2012 - Stony Brook

The exhibit features compelling artifacts, photographs, and video oral histories, as well as a fashion gallery that displays trendy 1950s clothing. Other special artifacts include a working jukebox, a hat worn by famous developer Robert Moses, and popular toys from the era, like a Red Ryder BB gun. The exhibition will transport viewers to a time brimming with optimism, with difficulties just below the surface. It was a moment when Long Island was at the forefront of where the nation was-- and where it was headed. The exhibition runs through December 31, 2012.

Molecules and Health - New York Hall of Science
Through December 31, 2012 - Flushing

Molecules come in different shapes and sizes. Their shapes tell us a lot about what they do and how they interact with each other. You can't see molecules, but they're everywhere. These microscopic building blocks make up everything around you. Discover how molecules shape our bodies, medicines, and world in this hands-on exhibition.

Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through December 31, 2012 - New York

For decades, critics have observed that Andy Warhol exerted an enormous impact on contemporary art, but no exhibition has yet explored the full nature or extent of that influence. Through approximately forty-five works by Warhol alongside one hundred works by some sixty other artists, Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years juxtaposes prime examples of Warhol's paintings, sculpture, and films with those by other artists who in key ways reinterpret, respond, or react to his groundbreaking work. What emerges is a fascinating dialogue between works of art and artists across generations.

COUGAR, THE MUSICAL - B. Smiths
Through December 31, 2012 - New York

Cougar the Musical by Donna Moore, directed by Tony-nominated Lynne Taylor-Corbett, unleashes three divine but disillusioned women who develop a taste for hot, young men. They let their inner cougar roar and purr, finding self-love and empowerment in the process. The sexy, ferocious cast of three fabulous-over-forty women and one multi-talented boy toy sing and dance their way through a satiating range of original songs, from grinding blues, to doo-wop, to pop to "Julio" - a romantic ballad, sung to a vibrator. Starting with tonight's performance, patrons can enjoy a "Cougartini"- made with Pomegranate Juice and Vanilla Vodka.

Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through December 31, 2012 -

For decades, critics have observed that Andy Warhol exerted an enormous impact on contemporary art, but no exhibition has yet explored the full nature or extent of that influence. Through approximately forty-five works by Warhol alongside one hundred works by some sixty other artists, Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years juxtaposes prime examples of Warhol's paintings, sculpture, and films with those by other artists who in key ways reinterpret, respond, or react to his groundbreaking work. What emerges is a fascinating dialogue between works of art and artists across generations.

Africa: From the Desert to the Sea - Maritime Aquarium
Through January 01, 2013 - Norwalk

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

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

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

'Flying Monsters' - American Musem of Natural History, LeFrak Theater
Through January 04, 2013 - Upper West Side

"Flying Monsters" is a new giant screen adventure about the awe-inspiring world of a group of reptiles who ruled the skies about 220 million years ago. Produced by award-winning Atlantic Productions and distributed by National Geographic Entertainment, the film follows world-renowned naturalist Sir David Attenborough as he sets out to uncover the truth about the enigmatic pterosaurs, who, after insects, were the first creatures to fly. Attenborough, who wrote and narrates the film, works with scientists and engineers to try and understand how and why pterosaurs flew, traveling to New Mexico's "Ghost Ranch," Big Bend National Park in Texas, Lyme Regis in the United Kingdom, an ancient pterosaur landing site in Southern France, a fossil pit in Germany where near-perfect pterosaur specimens have been found, and China's remote Liaoning Province in search of answers. How did creatures the size of giraffes with a wingspan of 45 feet fly through the air? The audience will be immersed in the world of the pterosaur and experience the enormous challenges these creatures faced to survive, let alone flourish, in prehistoric skies. The film will introduce viewers to Dimorphodon, the earliest known pterosaur with a complete fossil, Darwinopterus, which, with a lighter build than Dimorphodon, had a wingspan of 2.3-3.3 feet, Tapejara, which may have configured its body to sail across the ocean in search of prey, and Quetzalcoatlus, which, with a wingspan of 33-40 feet and an 8-foot-long beak, is the biggest known animal that has ever flown. Flying Monsters 3D won a BAFTA award in 2011 from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in the Specialist Factual category, Best 3D Program at the 2011 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, and Best Science Film from the Association of International Broadcasting. The film will screen at the museum through January 4, 2013. Entrance to the museum is included in movie ticket price.

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

The perpetually dark deep ocean comprises the vast majority of the planet's habitable environments where approximately 90 percent of the organisms are bioluminescent and provide the only source of light. Many of these environments are threatened habitats where organisms are in danger of disappearing, some before they have been discovered and studied. Creatures of Light introduces visitors to the astonishing variety of bioluminescent creatures; explores the different ways in which organisms glow, as well as explains the physics and chemistry of natural light; reveals how the ability to glow can be advantageous; and considers how scientists study -- and use -- bioluminescence. Visitors enter the exhibition through a forest of bioluminescent mushrooms surrounding a large-scale mushroom at the center. One section evokes a New England meadow on a summer night and highlights how fireflies use patterns of flashing light to communicate and attract mates; another invites visitors to peer into Waitomo Cave of New Zealand and learn how glowworms attract prey. The exhibition includes live flashlight fish that harbor bioluminescent bacteria. Creatures of Light also features an interactive environment that introduces visitors to the brilliant light displays of Mosquito Bay in Vieques, Puerto Rico, where high concentrations of microscopic dinoflagellates, a type of plankton, create a glowing, luminescent halo around anything that moves through the bay; and a large interactive image of the Bloody Bay coral wall in the Cayman Islands. A "deep sea theater" reveals the amazing diversity of living light that marine biologists have captured on camera including anglerfishes waving bioluminescent "lures" to attract prey and jellyfishes that light up like a flashing pinwheel when threatened.

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

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

Colors of the Universe - Chinese Hardstone Carving - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 06, 2013 -

Stone carving is one of the oldest arts in China, its beginnings dating back to remote antiquity. Although jade, the mineral nephrite, was held in the highest esteem, all stones that could achieve a luster after polishing, be it agate, turquoise, malachite, chalcedony, quartz, jasper, or lapis lazuli, were also appreciated. Stone carving experienced an efflorescence during the Qing dynasty (1644-1911), when an abundant supply of raw materials, exceptionally accomplished craftsmen, and, in particular, keen imperial patronage contributed to the creation of numerous superb works.

Ada Bobonis: Stages, Mountains, Water - Queens Museum of Art
Through January 06, 2013 - Queens

Ada Bobonis' site-specific installation entitled Stages, Mountains, Water transforms the Museum's second floor gallery space into an invigorating chromatic environment evoking the Caribbean landscape. Geometric compositions in hues of blue and green are either painted on the wall or adhered to the glass railing facade in the form of translucent color film. Alluding to horizons and vistas, expansive bodies of land and water, the work takes its inspiration from the Panama Canal, one of the icons of 19th century aspirations for the New World. The construction of the Panama Canal (1880 - 1914) was a historical triumph of international ambition at the turn of the century. Upon completion, the 51-mile-long ship canal connected the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean by cutting across the Isthmus of Panama, and has since become a key conduit for global maritime trade. The area's topography is characterized by vast mountain vistas, the Gatun Lake, and the presence of the Panama Canal Locks (long vertical barriers of different sizes controlling the passage of over-sized ships), and is a spectacular fusion of the natural world and man's interventions upon it. Stages, Mountains, Water deftly renders the peculiar landscape of the Panama Canal in a minimal composition of color and shapes. While the color-treated glass railing facade creates an evocative aquatic effect, the "cloud of blades" overhead – clustered sculptural cutouts spanning the gallery's ceiling - symbolizes man's forceful intercession in the natural landscape that profoundly altered the location. The installation further brings the view of Flushing Meadows Corona Park and the Unisphere, a 140-foot-high steel representation of Earth built as an emblem for the 1964 World's Fair, into the gallery space itself. Separated by exactly half a century, the Panama Canal and the Unisphere - both products of the state-of-the-art engineering of their time - echo each other with the timeless human aspiration for exploration they embody, whether by taming the power of the oceans or spanning the infinite reaches of outer space.

Building Boom with KEVA (Knowledge-Exploration-Visual Arts) - Long Island Children's Museum
Through January 06, 2013 - Garden City

Get ready to explore the simple and complex possibilities of construction as you move from the drawing board to the construction crew. Building Boom with KEVA encourages you to conceive, then build, the design project of your dreams -- bridges, skyscrapers, castles, airplanes, trestles, spirals and more. You?ll develop a first-hand understanding of the physical forces at work in the design process as you apply principles of balance, proportion and geometry to your design. Building Boom with KEVA brings out the designer, architect and engineer in each of us as you problem solve and think in three dimension. Uniform in size, KEVA planks use only gravity ? no glue or connectors. You'll dabble with physics to achieve balance, proportion and stability. Stumped for a design project? Draw inspiration from 50 permanent building models on display. This exhibit runs through January 6, 2013.

Caribbean: Crossroads of the World - Queens Museum of Art
Through January 06, 2013 - Flushing

This exhibit features more than 400 works, including painting, sculpture, prints, books, photography, film, video, and historic artifacts from various Caribbean nations, Europe and the United States. Transcendent in scope, this exhibit examines the exchange of people, goods, ideas and information between the Caribbean basin, Europe, and North America, and it explores the impact of these relationships on the Caribbean and how it is imagined.

Chinese Gardens - Pavilions, Studios, Retreats - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 06, 2013 -

In the densely populated urban centers of China, enclosed gardens have long been an integral part of residential and palace architecture, serving as extensions of living quarters. The preferred site for hosting literary gatherings, theatrical performances, and imaginary outings, gardens were often designed following the same compositional principles used in painting. And as idealized landscapes, gardens often drew inspiration from literary themes first envisioned by painters. Not only were painters often recruited to design gardens, but as gardens came to be identified with the tastes and personalities of their residents, artists were also called upon to create idealized paintings of gardens to serve as symbolic portraits intended to reflect the character of the owner. This exhibition, which encircles the Astor Chinese Garden Court, explores the pictorial imagery of gardens as an abiding source of artistic invention. Featuring more than sixty paintings, as well as ceramics, carved bamboo, lacquerware, metalwork, textiles, and several contemporary photographs from the Museum's collection, the exhibition examines the rich interactions between pictorial and garden arts in China across more than one thousand years.

Tunes with Tina - Bar on Fifth at Setai Fifth Avenue
Through January 06, 2013 - Midtown East

Singer/jazz pianist Tina deVaron will take center stage at this interactive weekend brunch where kids and parents are invited to sing along and request songs while enjoying a prix-fixe menu. September's theme is "Back to Broadway," October's theme is "Let's See Your Costume", November's theme is "Move with the Movies," and December's theme is "Here Come the Holidays."

Quay Brothers: On Deciphering the Pharmacist's Prescription for Lip-Reading Puppets - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through January 07, 2013 - Midtown

This MoMA gallery exhibition and accompanying film retrospective will be the first presentation of the Quay Brothers' work in all their fields of creative activity. Internationally renowned moving image artists and designers, the Quay Brothers were born outside Philadelphia and have worked from their London studio, Atelier Koninck, since the late 1970s. For over 30 years, they have been in the avant-garde of stop-motion puppet animation and live-action movie-making in the Eastern European tradition of filmmakers like Walerian Borowczyk and Jan Svankmajer and the Russian Yuri Norstein, and have championed a design aesthetic influenced by the graphic surrealism of Polish poster artists of the 1950s and 1960s. Beginning with their student films in 1971, the Quay Brothers have produced over 45 moving image works, including two features, music videos, dance films, documentaries, and signature personal works, including The Street of Crocodiles (1986), the Stille Nacht series (1988-2008), Institute Benjamenta (1995), and In Absentia (2000). They have also designed sets and projections for opera, drama, and concert performances such as Tchaikovsky's Mazeppa (1991), Ionesco's The Chairs (Tony-nominated design, 1997), Richard Ayre's The Cricket Recovers (2005), and recent site-specific pieces based on the work of Bart�k and Kafka. In addition to their better known films, this exhibition will include never-before-seen moving image works and graphic design, drawings, and calligraphy, presenting animated and live-action films alongside installations, objects, and works on paper.

Eyes Closed/Eyes Open: Recent Acquisitions in Drawings - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through January 07, 2013 - Midtown

This exhibition is culled from the past two years of acquisitions by MoMA's Department of Drawings. Anchored in various explorations of the late 1960s, these works reveal a range of creative, intellectual, and critical impulses -- whether serving as an intimate record of the artist's practice, or purposefully crafted to address an assumed wider audience. German artist Franz Erhard Walther created a suite of "work drawings" to illustrate (both functionally and conceptually) his First Work Series (1963-69), a group of 58 interactive sculptural objects, on display at the Museum for the first time since their original presentation here in 1969. While roughly contemporary, Willem de Kooning's "Eyes-Closed" drawings of 1966, which were sketched blindly by the artist, offer a counterpoint to Walther's project and seem to embrace the traditional role of drawing as a tool of private expression, while Martha Rosler's Bringing the War Home: House Beautiful photomontage series of 1967-72 turns a critical eye to the era's sociopolitical context and expanding media sphere.

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

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

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

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

Designing Nature - The Rinpa Aesthetic in Japanese Art - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 13, 2013 -

"Rinpa" is a modern term that refers to a distinctive style of Japanese pictorial and applied arts that arose in the early seventeenth century and has continued through modern times. Literally meaning "school of Korin," Rinpa derives its name from Ogata Korin (1658-1716), a celebrated painter from Kyoto. It embraces art marked by a bold, graphic abbreviation of natural motifs, frequent reference to traditional court literature and poetry, the lavish use of expensive mineral and metallic pigments, incorporation of calligraphy into painting compositions, and innovative experimentation with new brush techniques. The exhibition will feature more than one hundred brilliantly executed works of art created in Japan by the Rinpa-school artists. It will be held in two rotations, the first opening on May 26, 2012; the second on September 12, 2012. Highlighting the school's most prominent proponents, this two-part presentation will trace the development of the Rinpa aesthetic and will demonstrate how its style continued to influence artists throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Comprising more than fifty works from the Museum's own holdings supplemented by forty-five loans from public and private collections on the east coast, the exhibition will include many masters' renowned works in a variety of media: painting, textiles, lacquerware, and ceramics.

Candid - The Rubin Museum
Through January 14, 2013 - New York

Homai Vyarawalla (1913-2012) was India's first female photojournalist. This exhibition, the first on Vyarawalla outside of India, will present her photography from the late 1930s to 1970, and narrate her extraordinary life with a biographical film and ephemera from her career. From early in her career, Homai Vyarawalla documented key events from the generation around Independence, including the historic meeting of Gandhi and the Congress Committee on the 1947 plan for partition, and she recorded the visits to India of world leaders and dignitaries including Queen Elizabeth, Jacqueline Kennedy, Ho Chi Minh, and Zhou Enlai. She was revered in India and her recent death at age 98 generated tributes around the world. The exhibition is presented in collaboration with the Alkazi Foundation for the Arts in New Delhi.

Sea Rex: Journey to a Prehistoric World - IMAX Theater, Maritime Aquarium
Through January 17, 2013 - Norwalk

Explore an underwater universe inhabited by such creatures as Liopleurodon and long-necked Elasmosaurss, enormous animals that were ruling the seas before dinosaurs conquered the earth. Encounter the gigantic Shonisaurus, the T-Rex of the sea. Jan 12-Sep 3, 2012.

To the Arctic - IMAX Theater, Maritime Aquarium
Through January 17, 2013 - Norwalk

The changing climate of the earth has effected people and animals that call the Artic home. See the impact on polar bears, a migrating herd of caribou and walruses. Meryl Streep narrates.

Born to Be Wild - Maritime Aquarium
Through January 17, 2013 - 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. April 25-Sep 3, 2012.

'Ice Age' to the Digital Age: The 3D Animation Art of Blue Sky Studios - Katonah Museum of Art
Through January 20, 2013 - Katonah

This unique interactive exhibition looks at the imaginative work of Greenwich, Connecticut-based Blue Sky Studios, a leader in the animation industry for over 20 years. Creator of such blockbuster films as the "Ice Age" series, "Robots," and "Rio," the studio prides itself on technical innovation, while retaining a strong narrative heart. '"Ice Age" to the Digital Age' will guide visitors through Blue Sky's entire process of creating computer-animated films: from initial concepts, storyboards, character design, background art, and three-dimensional modeling, to the highly technical work of animation, rigging, materials, lighting, special effects, and sound. In addition to final movie clips, the exhibition will feature rarely-seen original concept drawings, sculptural models, props, and digital stills. Interactive stations will allow visitors to sketch a scene or manipulate computer-generated images to better understand the innovative technology that brings the films to life. Katonah resident Chris Wedge, a co-founder of Blue Sky in 1987, believes that the secret to the studio's success is in its inventive process. In his view, the art challenges technology and technology inspires the art. The Museum will be turning all the galleries, including the Learning Center, over to this exhibit. There will be gallery talks with Blue Sky co-founder Chris Wedge and "Ice Age: Continental Drift" directors Steve Martino and Mike Thurmeier, as well as a calendar of programming in partnership with the Jacob Burns Film Center. Details about these programs are available at katonahmuseum.org. The exhibition will be on view from Sunday, September 16, 2012 through January 20, 2013.

Preschool Art Class - Arts in Action Studio
Through January 22, 2013 - Upper West Side

Founded and directed by Angela Tripi-Weiss, who provides a unique, sequentially-structured fine art education. Preschool artists will embark on an exploration of how they feel while creating laughable long lines, silly sassy shapes, fabulous forms, and colossal kaleidoscopes of colors using many of the art materials that artists use to express themselves. These classes are designed to expose your child, ages 3 to 5, to a variety of fun art materials, and the many exciting ideas and concepts that artists employ while creating their own art. They will tell their own visual stories through art based activities that foster fun, and an understanding of concepts of line, shape, form, and colors in a fun filled way.

Afterschool Art Class - Arts in Action Studio
Through January 23, 2013 - Upper West Side

Founded and directed by Angela Tripi-Weiss, who provides a unique, sequentially-structured fine art education. Arts in Action teaches a visual language as a means of communication that's fun to learn.

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

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

Materializing 'Six Years': Lucy R. Lippard and the Emergence of Conceptual Art - Brooklyn Museum
Through February 03, 2013 - Prospect Heights

This exhibition is devoted to examining the defining impact Lucy R. Lippard's groundbreaking book Six Years had on the emergent Conceptual art movement. Published in 1973, Six Years simultaneously catalogued and described the development of conceptual art practices in the late sixties and early seventies, and is now widely considered an essential reference work for the period. Using the book's content to structure the exhibition, Materializing "Six Years" showcases the artists brought together and championed by Lippard, and demonstrates how her curatorial projects, critical writing, and political engagement helped to redefine exhibition-making, art criticism, and the viewing experience. The exhibition will feature more than 170 objects by nearly ninety artists who were working internationally across a range of mediums. In addition to presenting important artworks, the exhibition will convey the political foment of an era that saw both the emergence of Conceptual art and the rise of the Women's Rights, Civil Rights, and anti–Vietnam War movements, and will illustrate the period's experimental impulses through catalogues, artist publications, periodicals, photographs, and ephemera from key exhibitions and events.

Vital Signs - New York Hall of Science
Through February 03, 2013 - Flushing

View original art inspired by our biological world with a special interest in what lies beneath its surface. Children under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

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

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

Nature and the American Vision: The Hudson River School - New-York Historical Society
Through February 21, 2013 - New York

After a national tour, the forty-five iconic works, including Thomas Cole's five-part series The Course of Empire and other masterworks by Cole, John F. Kensett, Albert Bierstadt, Jasper F. Cropsey, Asher B. Durand and others will once again be on display at the New-York Historical Society.

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

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

Spy: The Secret World of Espionage - Discovery Time Square
Through March 31, 2013 - Times Square

Spy: The Secret World of Espionage is a new exhibition launching in May at Discovery Time Square. This interactive exhibition is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to step inside the real world of intelligence, showcasing real items from the actual vault of the CIA. Encounter real stories and actual gadgets revealed for the first time ever from the CIA vault. Experience what it's like to be a spy firsthand by creating your own disguises, altering your voice, and navigating laser beams. Plus, gain exciting new insights into how intelligence really works: how science and technology play a major role, and discover how the men and women who do this kind of work shape the course of history every day.

Open Play - The Gym Park
Through March 31, 2013 - Greenpoint

Kids have fun, exercise, and enjoy alot of gymnastic-based sensory input. Use our 2,800-square-foot facility to explore, discover and help increase your child's awareness with positive play habits and a fun social environment. The Gym Park also offers a wide range of other programs including gymnastics and physical education for home-schooled children.

Zumba for Kids - The Personal Training Institute
Through April 16, 2013 - Mineola

Lots of great fun for your kids. Please call to reserve your spot. Two classes: ages 5-9 on Mondays and ages 9-12 on Wednesdays, given by Zumba instructors Beth (an RN) and a certified Special Ed. teacher, Marissa.

Zumbatomic Zumba for Kids - The Dance Treatment
Through April 28, 2013 - Mineola

Get ready for a Zumba fun fitness class for kids ages 5-9 and 9-12. Classes are available for adults, too. The first class is free.

The Shaping of New Visions: Photography, Film, Photobook - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through April 29, 2013 - Midtown

This exhibition, covering the period from 1910 to today, offers a critical reassessment of photography's role in the avant-garde and neo-avant-garde movements -- with a special emphasis on the medium's relation to Dada, Bauhaus, Surrealism, Constructivism, New Objectivity, Conceptual, and Post-Conceptual art -- and in the development of contemporary artistic practices. The shaping of what came to be known as "New Vision" photography bore the obvious influence of "lens-based" and "time-based" works. El Lissitzky best summarized its ethos: "The new world will not need little pictures," he wrote in The Conquest of Art (1922). "If it needs a mirror, it has the photograph and the cinema." Bringing together over 250 works from MoMA's collection, the exhibition features major projects by Man Ray, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Aleksandr Rodchenko, Germaine Krull, Gerhard Ruhm, Helen Levitt, Daido Moriyama, Robert Heinecken, Ed Ruscha, Martha Rosler, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Philip-Lorca DiCorcia, and Walid Raad, among others. Photographic history is presented as a multivalent history of distinct "new visions," rooted in unconventional and innovative exercises that range from photograms and photomontages to experimental films and photobooks.

Natural History - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Through April 30, 2013 - Crown Heights

Artist Patrick Dougherty and a team of volunteers constructed a monumental woven-wood sculpture in honor of Brooklyn Botanic Garden's centennial. The result, large-scale sculptures made from sticks and saplings, is an organic structure that changes over time as the materials settle and decay.

Shababa™ Saturday Mornings with Karina - 92Y
Through May 25, 2013 - Upper East Side

Celebrate the joys of Shabbat with the Shababa™ community in this intergenerational family Shabbat experience including singing, art projects, playground visits, holiday themed celebrations, and more. Saturdays, ongoing, 10:30am-12pm.

Shababa™ Saturday Club - 92Y
Through May 25, 2013 - Upper East Side

Let your child explore and expand their connection to Shabbat, Jewish holidays, and Jewish values in a warm, informal communal setting. The staff will engage them through creative and traditional approaches. Saturdays, ongoing, 10:30am-12pm.

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

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

Trailblazers at the JCC - Rosenthal JCC of Northern Westchester
Through June 12, 2013 - Pleasantville

An after-school social skills program for K-5th graders special needs develop friendships and relationships. Children will participate in "organized" free play: small group activities, cooking, music, outdoor play, social skills training, Legos, art, music, and more. Available 3-5 days/week, with a flexible pickup time between 5:30-6:30pm. 1:1 support is available as needed; staffing is provided by a certified special educator and an assistant, supervised by a certified social worker. Wrap-around program includes communication with school systems and service providers to provide comprehensive support. FREE transportation is available from most local schools. Includes snack and homework help.

Junior Congregation - New City Jewish Center
Through June 15, 2013 - New City

Kids review highlights of the synagogue's weekly Shabbat service, discuss the weekly Torah portion, play games, then lead the congregation in prayers. Saturdays through June 15.

Junior Junior Congregation - New City Jewish Center
Through June 15, 2013 - New City

kids pre-school through second grade can sing Shabbat songs, talk about the Torah portion of the week, have a snack, then return to the main sanctuary to lead the congregation in Adon Olam. Saturdays through June 15.

Aesthetic Ambitions: Edward Lycett and Brooklyn's Faience Manufacturing Company - Brooklyn Museum
Through June 16, 2013 -

This exhibition highlights the nearly fifty-year career of ceramicist Edward Lycett (American, 1833-1910), creative director of the Faience Manufacturing Company from 1884 to 1890. The range of works illustrates Lycett's talent and adaptability to stylistic changes in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, as well as his vision for Faience, a company based in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, that earned acclaim for producing ornamental wares that introduced a new standard of excellence in American ceramics. These bold and eclectic pieces synthesized Japanese, Chinese, and Islamic influences characteristic of the Aesthetic movement and were sold in the United States' foremost art ware emporiums, including Tiffany & Company. Among the ceramics on view are 39 Faience pieces, including a number of large-scale vases. Also on view are Lycett's formula books, family photographs, and other ephemera; rare examples of ceramic works by his three sons; and other Brooklyn-made ceramics from the Museum�s collection.

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

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

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

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

Gateway to Himalayan Art - The Rubin Museum
Through January 06, 2014 - 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.

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

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

Outdoor Sculpture Biennial - Adelphi University
Through May 31, 2014 - Garden City

See the work of 10 skilled sculptors located throughout the scenic 75-acre arboretum on the Garden City campus. This outdoor installation showcases the talents of Miggy Buck (NY), John Clement (NY), Maria Hall (NY), Ed Haugevik (NY), William King (NY), Anti Liu (NY), Johnny Poux (NY), Kim Radochia (MA), Christopher Saucedo (NY), and Hans Van de Bovenkamp (NY). Works of art encompass use of various materials-steel, bronze, aluminum, concrete and reflective mirrors. These man-made creations are transposed into poetic visual narrations. The exhibition runs through May 31, 2014.

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

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

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

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

FREE Crafts for Kids - Lakeshore Learning Store
Through September 15, 2030 - Scarsdale

A different project every Saturday.

Understanding Memory Loss - Somers Library
Through June 04, 2102 - Somers

This program helps the audience distinguish between Alzheimer's Disease and age-associated memory impairment. Learn what the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer's Disease are, along with guidance on how to obtain a diagnosis and what treatments are currently available. Register online at somerslibrary.org or call 914-232-5717.

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