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THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN BRONX ON SEPTEMBER 27

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Find fun things to do today with kids in the NYC area in our Calendar of Events

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

Primary Stages Presents: 'Motherhood Out Loud' - 59E59 Theaters
Through October 29, 2011 - Manhattan

"Motherhood Out Loud" is a dazzling collaboration of pieces by celebrated American writers on the topic of motherhood.

Hidden Harbor Tour - The Brooklyn Tour - Circle Line Downtown
September 27, 2011 - New York

This tour goes north (actually east) on the East River to the former Brooklyn Navy Yard, passing under the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges. The Navy Yard has three large graving docks and an active shipyard, as well as the home port of FDNY's fireboat division. We then travel south along the Brooklyn waterfront, passing the new Brooklyn Bridge Park and the Red Hook Container Terminal, Atlantic Basin, and Erie Basin, home of Hughes Brothers Barges and Reinauer Tugs. We continue into Gowanus Bay and along the Sunset Park waterfront, home of the former large Bush Terminals. We then cross over to the Statue of Liberty for a moment before returning to Pier 16.

Afternoon Tea Party - Cupcake Corner Too!
September 27, 2011 - Garden City

This hour-long tea party features finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and strawberry preserves, yogurt parfaits, fruit, cookies and cupcakes, gourmet beverages, sodas and juice. Reservations are required.

Test Strategies for the SAT, ACT - Haverstra King's Daughters Public Library
September 27, 2011 - Garnerville

Students will learn how to score higher on admissions tests using key Kaplan strategies.

Toddler Storytime - Barnes & Noble Yonkers Central Plaza
September 27, 2011 - White Plains

Storytime and craft event every Tuesday in the Children's Department for Toddlers and Pre-Schoolers. Call Ms. Laurie at (914) 771-6400 to RSVP.

Open House at Park West Montessori School - Park West Montessori School
September 27, 2011 - Manhattan

Parents can learn about and tour the school while speaking with a teacher about the school's curriculum.

Tuesday Tales @ The Field - The Field Library
September 27, 2011 - Peekskill

Stories, songs, and fingerplays for 3, 4 & 5 year olds. No sign-up necessary.

Stories, Songs, and Crafts - Rose Memorial Library
September 27, 2011 - Stony Point

Bring your toddler for stories, songs, and a craft activity. Pre-registration is required.

Stories and a Craft - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
September 27, 2011 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-6 are invited to hear stories and make a fun craft. Registration begins August 22 for HKDPL cardholders and September 1 for everyone else.

Tales and Tunes for Tiny Tots - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
September 27, 2011 - Garnerville

Parents with babies and toddlers up to 36 months are invited to enjoy stories, nursery rhymes, fingerplays, songs, bubbles with their parent or caregiver. Pre-registration for this popular program is required.

Preschool Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
September 27, 2011 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-5 are invited for stories, songs, puppets, and more. Pre-registration is requested.

On-stage Zumba workout - Ridgefield Playhouse
September 27, 2011 - Ridgefield

Zumba with your community. Call the box office at 203-438-5795, or buy tickets online at ridgefieldplayhouse.org.

Tales for Tots - Greenwich Library
September 27, 2011 - Greenwich

Drop-in for stories, songs and finger play. The program is designed for for 2 and 3 year olds with a caregiver.

Free Play at the J - JCC Rockland
September 27, 2011 - West Nyack

Bring your 2-5 year old for this parent-led play group which meets each Tuesday through December 20.

Invasives in the Hudson Valley - Lasdon Park, Arboretum & Veterans Memorial
September 27, 2011 - Somers

A program on deer issues, invasive plants, current tree insects and diseases. CEC credits and refreshments. For more information and registration please contact Cooperative Extension at 914-285-4620 or 914-864-7268.

Chess Matches - Ossining Public Library
September 27, 2011 - Ossining

Chess matches for beginners, Grand Masters, and everyone in-between. Ongoing Tuesdays. Contact the Reference Department for more information. 2nd Floor Conference Room.

Now I'm 3! - Ossining Public Library
September 27, 2011 - Ossining

Stories, rhymes and crafts for 3- and 4-year-old toddlers with a parent or caregiver. In the Children's Room.

Pre-School Pals - Ossining Public Library
September 27, 2011 - Ossining

Stories and crafts for preschool-aged children with a parent or caregiver. In the Children's Room.

START (Story + Art) - Long Island Children's Museum
September 27, 2011 - Garden City

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

Mother Goose - Ridgefield Library
September 27, 2011 - Ridgefield

Movement, music and rhymes for infants to 2 year olds with a caregiver. No registration required.

Sing-along with Lloyd Miller of the Deedle Deedle Dees - The Moxie Spot
September 27, 2011 - Brooklyn Heights

Join Lloyd Miller (aka Ulysses S. Dee) for this sing-along at the Moxie Spot. Get silly with traditional tunes like "Wheels on the Bus" and "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star," and Deedle Deedle Dees staples such as "Major Deegan" and "Nellie Bly."

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes - Wilton Library
September 27, 2011 - Wilton

Children ages 2 and 3 and their caregivers sing songs, listen to stories and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. No registration necessary.

Look, Listen and Learn - Wilton Library
September 27, 2011 - Wilton

Three and 4 years olds are invited with a parent/caregiver to interact with stories, songs, finger plays and rhymes. Children in this program gain pre-reading skills and learn how to participate in a group setting. No registration required.

Literary Littles - Wilton Library
September 27, 2011 - Wilton

Independent listeners ages 4-6 years gain early literacy skills with stories, short films, songs and crafts. No registration required.

How to Support Your Student's Study Skills and Keep Your Sanity - Wilton Public Library
September 27, 2011 - Wilton

Learn how to help your middle or high school children be successful students. Topics include goal setting, time management, note-taking and test preparation strategies. Registration recommended.

Breastfeeding Support Clinic - Tribeca Parenting
September 27, 2011 - Park Slope

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

Breastfeeding Support Group - New York Methodist Hospital
September 27, 2011 -

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

Tot's Time Plus - Staten Island Children's Museum
September 27, 2011 - Staten Island

Preschoolers create artwork, perform sing-alongs, listen to stories, and visit exhibits.

Mighty/Bold Warriors Combo - Superior Martial Arts
September 27, 2011 - St. James

Children aged 3-6 can learn yoga poses through songs, puppets and stories. Children develop social, sensory and motor skills while increasing their flexibility.

Bold/Fierce Warriors - Superior Martial Arts
September 27, 2011 - St. James

With music, games, stories and art children age 6-10 learn how to focus and release energy and to do more challenging yoga poses.

Little Frog Puppets - Long Island Children's Museum
September 27, 2011 - Garden City

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by making a "Coqui," which means "little frog." Learn about this beloved animal from Puerto Rico and make your own unique version of this special species.

Hive Culture: Captivated by the Honeybee - Wave Hill
September 27, 2011 - Bronx

Join an exhibition interpreter for one of our regularly scheduled tours of Hive Culture: Captivated by the Honeybee. Through painting, sculpture, photography, and video, 18 artists share their fascination with honeybees as well as in raising awareness of the importance of bees to nature, agriculture, and environmental health. Also on view are two installations in Wave Hill's Sunroom Project Space. The Friendly Falcons and Their Friend the Snake (artists Jeffrey Kurosaki and Tara Pelletier) have transformed the Sun Porch for a project called Songs to Plants, exploring the humanization of the natural environment. In the Sunroom, view a scale model of the Sunroom that artist Caitlin Parker created and placed in Wave Hill's Woodlands. Then view a time-lapse video she produced of the activity of various fauna in and around the model.

Look Around - White Plains Public Library
September 27, 2011 - White Plains

Explore The Trove on a scavenger hunt with the help of math skills like counting, measuring, recognizing numbers, shapes and sizes, estimating, and more. For grades 3-6.

Composting at the Queens Library - Queens Library: Steinway Branch
September 27, 2011 - Astoria

Teach your 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 our weekly food waste drop off location at Queens Library at Steinway between 4pm-5:30pm. Leave your meat, dairy, bones, or oily foods at home. The Western Queens Compost Initiative will turn the rest of your food waste into a nutrient-rich compost.

- South Huntington Public Library
September 27, 2011 - Huntington Station

A storytime for parent and child with lots of music and movement. Siblings welcome. Register on September 6.

So Big! - South Huntington Public Library
September 27, 2011 - Huntington Station

A storytime for parent and child with lots of music and movement. Siblings welcome. Register on September 6.

Book Launch Party: 'The Name of the Star' - Books of Wonder
September 27, 2011 - Manhattan

Author Maureen Johnson will introduce her new young adult novel about a Louisiana teen who arrives in London on the day a series of brutal murders breaks out across the city, gruesome crimes mimicking the horrific Jack the Ripper events of more than a century ago.

Helping Language Grow - 92nd Street Y
September 27, 2011 - Manhattan

Parents of toddlers can learn ways to enhance language development and communication skills in this challenging age group.

Camera Club Meeting - Huntington Public Library
September 27, 2011 - Huntington Village

Join other photography enthusiasts; learn and share experiences.

Middle School Book Club - Somers Library
September 27, 2011 - Somers

Middle Schoolers read, discuss books, hang out, play games, and have fun. All new members are welcome.

Erik Wood Workshop: Animals - Ottendorfer Library
September 27, 2011 - Manhattan

Create unique 3-D mixed media relief sculptures using recycled computer parts, watercolors, and other non-traditional and contemporary materials. Limited to 12 participants.

Stroller Strides - Fitness for Mom, FUN for Kids! - Heckscher Park
September 27, 2011 - Huntington

Each class consists of a one-hour workout for mom complete with walking intervals, body toning and strengthening components. For Children, certified instructors weave letters,numbers, nursery rhyme songs and visual props into the body of the class.

Veggiecation Program at Whole Foods: Sustainable Kids Day - Whole Foods Market - Upper West Side
September 27, 2011 - Manhattan

Lisa Suriano, founder and creator of the Veggiecation Program, will conduct a series of cooking demonstrations for elementary-aged kids at Whole Foods Market's Upper West Side location during the month of September. Kids will be invited to help prepare Veggiecation Program recipes, sample Veggiecation Program culinary creations, experience vegetables in their raw form, and cast a vote on their favorite Veggiecation recipe. Kids will take home complimentary Veggiecation character coloring pages, word games, mazes, and stickers. Parents will receive a copy of the Veggiecation Program recipes created that day. Sustainable Kids Day at Whole Foods Market will feature Veggiecation Program demonstrations as well as recycled kids crafts and food tastings. On today's menu: Curried Carrot Dressing and Jicama Sticks with Strawberry Dip.

Yoga Program for Kids Ages 4-12 - Beth Israel Medical Center
September 27, 2011 - Manhattan

This program was developed for children with ADHD and autism spectrum disorders but is applicable as an important experience for all children. The program is designed to enhance learning and brain development for children by blending stories, yoga postures, breathing, and relaxation. The practice of yoga, with focus on the breath and postures, helps kids relax, focus, and become more flexible and emotionally balanced. The class is taught by integrative yoga therapist Jillian Friedman.

Skana, Goddesses and More - Galapagos Art space
September 27, 2011 - Brooklyn

Skana , Goddesses and More is a new musical event which gathers original female performers with  an engaging presence to weave together a web of music ,dance and theatrality .that is .wavering , ethereal ,poetic The evening is divided in 2 parts : Goddess chronicles is a show written and performed by composer Milica Paranosic that features Milica's intimate views and interpretations of Goddesses in collaboration with visual artist Carmen Kordas . Muriel Louveau 's performance Skana and more  is an extended and theatrical show with live vocals, music and dance combined with creative lightings. Choreographer dancer Emily Pope Blackman joins Muriel  to  create dance works in response to her singing. Web site http://www.galapagosartspace.com

All Aboard! Storytime at the Train Station - Congers Train Station
September 27, 2011 - Congers

Join New City Library's Mrs. B. for an out-of-library, preschool storytime. Bring a carpet square or cushion for children to sit on. No registration necessary.

Brain Food ? Creating a Healthy Kitchen For College Students - The Food Evolution
September 27, 2011 - Bardonia

Moving out on their own or living off-campus is a time for college students to set healthy foundations. Whether your student knows how to cook or is learning for the first time, invite them to stop by for an afternoon of food education and fun.

Mother Goose Storytime - Ruth Keeler Memorial Library
September 27, 2011 - North Salem

Regular weekly storytime for children up to 2-1/2 years.

Israeli Folk Dancing - JCC Mid-Westchester
September 27, 2011 - Scarsdale

Learn the latest dances and old favorites. Instruction, requests, and open session. No experience necessary. drop-ins welcome. Pay at the front desk.

Farm Books & Beasts - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
September 27, 2011 - Stamford

Enjoy an afternoon storytime in the Heckscher Barn. Then, make the pages from the book come alive with a themed craft and "meet and greet" with one of the farm animals. Animals vary each week.

Ocean's Kingdom - New York City Ballet
September 27, 2011 -

NYCB brings together the legendary Sir Paul McCartney and Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins for a hallmark collaboration. Ocean's Kingdom marks the first time that McCartney has composed for dance, and Martins' choreography will follow the music's libretto of a romance between lovers from conflicting kingdoms. With costumes designed by another McCartney, renowned fashion designer Stella and projections by S. Katy Tucker with lighting designs by Mark Stanley.

Union Jack - New York City Ballet
September 27, 2011 -

Union Jack was created to honor the British heritage of the United States on the occasion of its Bicentennial. Part I is based on Scottish military tattoos and folk-dance forms performed in an open castle square. Part II is a music-hall pas de deux for the costermonger Pearly King and Queen of London, with two little girls and a donkey, danced before a drop suggesting Pollock's toy theaters. Part III is a series of variations employing hornpipes, sea songs, work chants, jigs, and drill orders of the Royal Navy, in a dockside setting. For the finale, hand flags signal 'God Save the Queen' in semaphore code as the Union Jack unfurls. Hershy Kay (1919-1981) established himself as a preeminent orchestrator of musicals with Leonard Bernstein's On The Town in 1944. His works for the ballet include Cakewalk, Clowns, Western Symphony, Stars and Stripes, Who Cares?, and Union Jack; his works for the musical theater include Peter Pan, Once Upon a Mattress, Candide, A Chorus Line, Evita and Barnum. A composer in his own right, Hershy Kay also reconstructed Louis Moreau Gottschalk's Grande Tarantelle for Piano and Orchestra, which later became the Balanchine ballet Tarantella. Mr. Kay's work also includes a children's record, Mother Goose.

Image of Success Networking Monthly Series - Chalet Restaurant and Lounge
September 27, 2011 - Roslyn

Image of Success events which provide a networking opportunity with an upscale, fashion flair. You will enjoy a unique opportunity to ramp up your game with fellow professionals and like-minded entrepreneurials. Our events are always full of suprises and you can plan to have a terrific evening.

Nabucco - Metropolitan Opera
September 27, 2011 -

Verdi's rousing biblical drama stars Zeljko Lucic and Maria Guleghina in the leading roles, with the Met's fine chorus delivering the famous "Va, pensiero."

Hannah Storm Foundation's Mixing it Up - Stone Rose Lounge
September 27, 2011 - New York

The Hannah Storm Foundation, the Gerber Group and Herradura Tequila are pleased to announce, “Mixing it Up," a fundraising event that will take place at Stone Rose Lounge at the Time Warner Center in New York City, Tuesday, September 27, 2011 from 7:00-10:00 p.m. The event will feature celebrities from the sports and media world “mixing it up” with music, spirits, good eats, and a live auction. Some of the celebrities confirmed include: Antonio Pierce, Avery Johnson, Chris Evert, Dan Hicks, Keyshawn Johnson, Marcellus Wiley, Janice Huff, Merril Hoge, Chris Mullen, Jalen Rose, Michelle Beadle, Bobby Valentine and Isiah Thomas. Miami Heat’s own, DJ Irie, will provide music for the evening. All proceeds from this celebrity fundraiser will benefit the Hannah Storm Foundation, which sponsors surgeries for children afflicted with vascular birthmarks and their related medical conditions, and advocates on behalf of these children and their families. Other sponsors for the evening include Fieldpoint Private Bank & Trust, Vincent and Robert Andrews, Mitchells Family of Stores, and Civetta Cousins JV, LLC.

Mahler's Resurrection Symphony - New York Philharmonic
September 27, 2011 -

Lindsey Buckingham: Seeds We Sow Tour - The Town Hall
September 27, 2011 -

Iconic Fleetwood Mac vocalist and guitarist Lindsey Buckingham brings his Seeds We Sow tour to Town Hall. His sixth solo album is due out in store on Sept. 6th. Speaking on Seeds We Sow, Buckingham says, "This might be the best work I've ever done. I think it's an excellent representation of what I do. It shows a certain maturity and musicianship and I just feel like I have a lot of tools in my musical vocabulary from which to draw that are again the product of the choices I've made. It's on my own terms. This is very much from the inside out and I hope I never stop doing that."

Fuzzy Kisses and Strong Liquor - Mister H lounge at Mondrian Hotel
September 27, 2011 - New York

Hello Gents and Dames – put on your fedora and trenchcoat over your sleekest animal prints and follow me.... We’re going on a little trip to a hidden spot I know of where Humphrey Bogart would drink and damsels drawn like Jessica Rabbit would protest their innocence. Ahhh but are they really innocent? We’ll never quite know...... ... On Sept. 27th, Social Exposure Media invites you to romp and drink at the sexy new Mondrian Hotel for some truly innocent creatures (so their lawyer tells me) - animals! This is a charity cocktail event for a no kill animal shelter that needs your love and support as the harsh winters soon arise and cute kitties need a home. RSVP for the password to enter! Cost: $20 cash (percent of proceeds will benefit the furballs)- Open bar - 6-7pm (don't be late!). SPONSORED BY: Petaholics.com + WHISTLE PIG WHISKEY! Where: Mister H, Mondrian Hotel, 9 Crosby Street When: 6-10pm Wear: Animal prints, fedoras, red lipstick

Lee Ufan - Marking Infinity - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through September 28, 2011 - New York

The Guggenheim presents the first U.S. retrospective of the artist, philosopher, and poet Lee Ufan, charting the artist's creation of a visual, conceptual, and theoretical language that has expanded the possibilities for sculpture and painting. For Lee, each artwork mediates a dynamic encounter between the viewer, object, and site that opens up "a realm of infinity where one can continuously bring one's self back to nothingness."

UG! COMEDY SHOW!! 3.0 - Mug Lounge
Through September 28, 2011 - NYC

UG! COMEDY SHOW!! 4 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!! Tuesday September 27th, 2011 ed.!!! This is the 4th anniversary show of one of the coolest FREE comedy shows around guys- so if you haven’t come down for a while or haven’t been here before, MAKE THIS YOUR NIGHT!!! Expect lots of coolness and special surprise funny guests- Leave your tux at home and DVR that ep. Of Dancing With The Stars or whatevs you watch and UG IT WITH US! See you there and UG IT! Todd Montesi and Justin Murray present awesome comics in front of a cool supportive crowd in the epicenter of hip NYC the East Village. Featuring both established comic veterans you've seen on TV to the up and comers, UG guarantees a swell time all for FREE! We've also got tons of drink specials ($3 drafts $4 wells)! So what are you waiting for? Come down and UG! it with us!!! UG! COMEDY SHOW!! (Now @ MUG) Presented by Todd Montesi and Justin Murray TUESDAYS @ MUG Lounge 448 East 13th st. (bet. 1st and ave. A) showtime: 8PM No Cover, One Drink Min. ($3 drafts, $4 wells) For info/reservations: (646) 746-1357 Via subway: L train to 1st ave.; or F train to 2nd ave. This week's guests (Tuesday September 27th, 2011 lineup): An ‘UG’ Pioneer Bodger Millerd! From the 1st UG! show booked Neil Charles! UG’s Secret Gardener Calvin Cato! UG’s own Zack Gallifnakis, Pat Rigby! Maybe Ray Field! Quite Possibly UG’s most Controversial Comic Will Johnson! UG’s Unofficial Blastscot/The Black Razor Ramon, Richard ‘Boop Boop’ James! And Some Special Surprise Guests! Hosted by Todd Montesi AND Justin Murray!! UG IT! http://www.youtube.com/MONTIKILLAVISION http://www.facebook.com/group.php?v=wall&gid=313089353295

The Literary Horse: When Legends Come to Life Exhibition - Wilton Library
Through September 29, 2011 - Wilton

Enjoy an exhibition of photographs by Vanessa Smith of horses and riders, paired with quotations from world-famous books, highlighting those published before 1923.

Thursday Family Fun Night - KZAM
Through September 29, 2011 - Farmingdale

Drop in every Thursday for a one-of-a-kind experience at this new foam ball interactive play facility with 3 stories to climb and thousands of foam balls to shoot out of volcanos or blasters. Reservations are required.

Fulton Street Shopping & Music Under the Stars - Albee Square
Through September 29, 2011 - Brooklyn

Weekly free summer concert series in Albee Square, located in the Fulton Mall of Downtown Brooklyn. Each concert runs from 7-9 pm on Thursdays through the end of September and features local musicians. Performances on August 18th and Sepember 1st are sponsored by Berkley College. Also, participating stores will stay open until 9:00 pm.

Steinunn Thorarinsdottir's BORDERS - Dag Hammarskold Plaza
Through September 30, 2011 -

The installation features twenty-six androgynous, life-size sculptures, thirteen aluminum and thirteen cast iron, which extend throughout the park from First to Second Avenue on East 47th Street. BORDERS will be the park's largest exhibition to date and the first exhibition to incorporate the entire park.

Science Playground - New York Hall of Science
Through September 30, 2011 - Queens

The nation?s largest science playground features 60,000 square feet of exhibits for children of all ages. Slides, seesaws, climbing webs, a water play area, drums, mirrors, sand boxes, and more allow kids to explore science by playing.

WALK AMONG LIVE BUTTERFLIES - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through September 30, 2011 - Scarsdale

Step into the greenhouse and be greeted by native butterflies flying freely among the greenery. Learn about the life cycle of a butterfly and discover the relationship between specific plants and butterflies.

Time Passes - Yorktown Museum
Through September 30, 2011 - Yorktown Heights,

Imaginative clocks with miniature scenes inside are interspersed with nostalgic artifacts from the Museum collection. Through September 30.

Special Display: A 22' USS Intrepid Model Made of Lego® Bricks! - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through September 30, 2011 -

Artist Ed Diment has assembled an amazing 22-foot-long, 550 pound model USS Intrepid out of LEGO bricks. The model USS Intrepid was crafted out of 250,000 LEGO(register tm) bricks, and is nearly 4.5 feet high and 4.5 feet wide. Diment resides in Portsmouth, England, where he originally built the model after visiting the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum while vacationing in New York. Free with Museum admission.

Jim Henson's Fantastic World - Museum of the Moving Image
Through September 30, 2011 - Astoria

The exhibition features over 120 artifacts, including drawings, animations, storyboards, props, and video material that illustrate Henson's boundless creativity and innumerable accomplishments. Among the highlights are fourteen iconic original puppets of such characters as Kermit the Frog, Rowlf, Bert, and Ernie, photographs of Henson and his collaborators at work, and excerpts from Henson's early projects and experimental films.

The Great Summer Zoofari - A LEGO Wildlife Expedition - Bronx Zoo
Through September 30, 2011 - Bronx

LEGO Master Builders have created a safari of LEGO block wildlife sculptures that will be on display throughout the Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo. The expedition brings to life the challenges faced by wildlife due to habitat loss and threats to their survival, and aims to imspire visitors to help build a future for wildlife. Each guest will be given a complimentary Zoofari passport to help them plot their adventure through the zoo and guide them to each of the LEGO displays. Participants can stamp their passport at each of the six stations located throughout the park as they enjoy all of the LEGO creations including a tiger, Chilean flamingos, a gorilla mother and child, penguins, a giraffe, and Khansi spray toads, while learning about the real animals and WCS's work to save wildlife and wild places around the globe. There will be a Build Zone construction area and interactive activities where visitors will be able to construct their own LEGO wildlife sculptures and take part in the construction of a mystery mural. Guests can work with LEGO Certified Professionals on one weekend each month of the program. Wildlife Theater shows, crafts and activities with the Museum for African Art, and conservation learning stations will keep the whole family busy. Through September 30.

The Great Summer Zoofari - Bank of America Explorer Zone - Bronx Zoo
Through September 30, 2011 - Bronx

Hands-on activities and educational displays teach visitors about the tools of conservation. Visitors will learn how field scientists track animals in the wild with camera traps, how gorilla conservationists use data to determine which habitat areas to safeguard, and facts about animal diets. At the lunch tray station, kids can try their hand at preparing "lunch" for gorillas, tigers, and bears. Free with zoo admission. Through September 30.

The Great Summer Zoofari - Disney Vacation Club Adventure - Bronx Zoo
Through September 30, 2011 - Bronx

Immerse yourself in the wonders of the wild. From animal mask decorating to storytelling from the savanna, plus meet Camp Safari Mickey. At the Dancing Crane Pavilion. Free with zoo admission. Through September 30.

Time Piece - Museum of the Moving Image
Through September 30, 2011 - Astoria

In 1965, Jim Henson made Time Piece, an experimental short film that tells what he called "the story of Everyman, frustrated by the typical tasks of a typical day." The film opens with a man—played by Henson—in a hospital bed. A doctor takes his pulse. The pulse turns into a drumbeat, which becomes the percussive soundtrack for the film, in a syncopated score created by Don Sebesky. Through a series of jump cuts, we follow the man as he walks through city streets,suburban streets, and then, the jungle. Playfully surreal sequences are bridged by short passages of stop-motion animation. While the film retains his trademark sense of humor, it is also a bold example of nonlinear editing. The film is presented courtesy of The Jim Henson Company in the Museum of the Moving Image's amphitheater as a part of the on-going Jim Henson's Fantastic World exhibit.

'Are You a Wolf?' - National Comedy Theatre
Through September 30, 2011 - Manhattan

A healing theater show that brings together fairytale wisdom, the rhythm of Michael Jackson, and new ideas about health and wellness. Performed by physician Dr. Tatjana Maya, founder of the Dr. Fairytale Program, which brings the educational and healing value of fairytales and storytelling to seriously ill children and their families.

Galli's 'Aladdin' - National Comedy Theatre
Through September 30, 2011 - Manhattan

This is an interactive fairytale adaptation of the famous story from "1001 Nights." Written by award-winning playwright Johannes Galli, it combines humor and philosophy.

The Yak Packers: Early Childhood Art - Rubin Museum of Art
Through September 30, 2011 - Manhattan

Children ages 2-4 and their adult companions look, touch, and explore together, then create projects inspired by Himalayan art.

Drum Beats and Little Feet: Early Childhood Movement - Rubin Museum of Art
Through September 30, 2011 - Manhattan

Kids clap their hands, stomp their feet, look closely at works of art in the museum, and explore art through their bodies. Movement-based games and breathing exercises inspire excitement and tranquility while encouraging coordination, balance, visual literacy, and sense of rhythm.

Portable Praise: Shrines to Go! - Rubin Museum of Art
Through September 30, 2011 - Manhattan

Families will tour the galleries and visit the special Tibetan Shrine room where they'll see what a real Tibetan temple may look like, hear the sounds of monks chanting, and see the glow of flickering butter lamps. After learning why different shrines are made throughout the Himalayas and what they're used for, families will create their own shrine to take home.

New Parent Get-Togethers - 92nd Street Y
Through September 30, 2011 - Manhattan

Led by 92Y Parenting Center director Sally Tannen and New York's top child psychologists and pediatricians, this drop-in weekly discussion group allows new parents to share experiences, learn from one another, and make friends. Infants welcome. Topics include Becoming a Family (9/7), Going Back to Work...Or Not (9/14), How Babies Play and How They Learn (9/21), and Getting Fit (9/28).

Breastfeeding Support Group - 92nd Street Y
Through September 30, 2011 - Manhattan

Meet with other moms, babies, and a lactation specialist from the 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.

PortSide NewYork Presents - LILAC
Through September 30, 2011 - Tribeca

This multimedia exhibit highlights the little-known mariners' role in responding to 9/11 - from evacuation to rubble removal. To bring home the point, the exhibit will be mounted on a ship docked at a pier from which Ground Zero rubble was removed. PortSide will mount the exhibit on the former U.S. Lighthouse Tender Lilac, in partnership with the non-profit Lilac Preservation Project. The exhibit will include photography and oral history by the award-winning photojournalist Carolina Salguero, who went on to found PortSide NewYork, plus contributions from vessel and rubble removal crews, MARAD, and the Center for National Policy.

Free Trial Class: Mandarin Seeds Children Mandarin Program - Gymboree
Through September 30, 2011 - Manhattan

Mandarin Seeds is a Mandarin immersion program for babies and children that incorporates songs, movement, story time, arts and craft time, plus a take-home CD. RSVP to info@mandarinseeds.com. For more information, visit www.mandarinseeds.com.

Great Summer Zoofari: A LEGO Wildlife Expedition - Bronx Zoo
Through September 30, 2011 - Bronx

The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo is discounting Total Experience Tickets purchased online by 20 percent to celebrate the end of summer and provide savings for an exciting line-up of events for the fall. With the cooler temperatures and hint of autumn in the air, now is the perfect time to visit the Bronx Zoo’s Great Summer Safari – A LEGO Wildlife Expedition, which runs through Sept. 30. Check out our LEGO sculptures of tigers, spray toads, flamingos, gorillas, penguins, and other exotic wildlife, created by LEGO’s talented team of expert builders. Each display includes information on the featured animal and how the Wildlife Conservation Society is working to save it in the wild. Journey around the park with a Zoofari passport and enjoy special LEGO building activities and displays, with guidance from LEGO Master Builders on select weekends. Wildlife Theater shows, crafts activities with the Museum for African Art, and conservation learning stations will keep the whole family busy. Smart shoppers can purchase and save on tickets for this year’s Boo at the Zoo, weekends in October. This season the Bronx Zoo will be the destination for a creepy crawly Halloween. Activities range from a Haunted Safari; Expedition Planet Earth with zany Dr. D. Zaster to a spooky behind the scenes hayride, to a fantastic Halloween costume parade, music, magic, and much more. Catch our bat chats and other fascinating animal enrichment activities. Best of all, children in costume get in free! The 20 percent discount applies to all online purchases of the zoo’s “Total Experience Tickets” from Sept. 1 through Sept. 18. The Total Experience Ticket represents the best zoo-going value and includes admission to the zoo as well as unlimited access to all rides and attractions including Congo Gorilla Forest, JungleWorld, Zoo Shuttle, Bug Carousel, Children’s Zoo, Butterfly Garden, Wild Asia Monorail, and Dora and Diego’s 4-D Adventure. Please note: Total Experience tickets do not include Camel Rides. Some attractions are weather dependent, and Zoo Shuttle is closed in October. By buying Total Experience Tickets online, guests will save money and time. Tickets purchased and printed at home allow visitors to skip the line at the gate and can be used any day through November 6. For more information or to purchase the Total Experience Tickets at 20 percent off, visit www.bronxzoo.com.

Red Bull Music Academy World Tour NYC: 5 Out Of 5 - All over NYC
Through September 30, 2011 -

RBMA is taking 5 seminal hip-hop albums from 5 boroughs, breaking them down, analyzing them with the artist themselves at workshops and afterwards bringing them LIVE to stages all over NYC. Red Bull Music Academy World Tour: 5 Out Of 5 - QUEENS - Mobb Deep performing "The Infamous" and Lloyd Banks performing "The Hunger For More" - 9/25/2011 - Sunday - Info-Session 4:30 – 7pm (Discussion 5pm): Mobb Deep - Performance 9pm (Doors Open 8pm) - Webster Hall - 125 E 11th St. New York, NY 10003-5301 - BRONX - Slick Rick performing "The Great Adventures of Slick Rick" - 9/27/2011 - Tuesday - Info-Session: 4:30 – 7pm (Discussion 5pm): DJ D-Nice & Slick Rick - Performance 9pm (Doors Open 8pm) - Paradise Theater - 2403 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10468 - STATEN ISLAND - Wu-Tang Clan (Masta Killa, Gza, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, U-God) performing "Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)" - 9/28/2011 - Wednesday - Info-Session 4:30 – 7pm (Discussion 5pm): Wu-Tang - Performance 9pm (Doors Open at 8pm) - Eve Ultra Lounge - 2354 Arthur Kill Rd. Staten Island, NY. 10309 - BROOKLYN - Black Moon performing "Enta the Stage" and Big Daddy Kane performing "Long Live the Kane" - 9/29/2011 - Thursday - Info-Session 4:30 – 7pm (Discussion 5pm): Black - Performance 9pm (Doors Open at 8pm) - 125 Fifth Ave. (St Johns + Sterling) Brooklyn, NY 11217 - MANHATTAN - Dipset (Cam’ron, Jim Jons, Juelz Santana) performing "Diplomatic Immunity" - 9/30/2011 - Friday - Info-Session 3:00 – 5:30pm (Discussion 3:30pm): Dipset at Harlem School of Arts - 645 St. Nicholas Ave., 10030 - Performance 9pm (Doors Open at 8pm) - Best Buy Theater - 1515 Broadway at W. 44th Street. New York, NY 10036

"Point of View: Children's Photography and Video Exhibition" - The Gallery at 180 Maiden Lane
Through October 01, 2011 - Manhattan

Magic Box Productions, Inc. launches its third annual gallery show of photography, video documentary, and animation by New York City school students. The show features more than 40 photographs and original videos by students ages 7 and up. Guided tours with hands-on photography workshops are available for groups. Through October 1, 2011.

Body Parts: Ancient Egyptian Fragments and Amulets - Brooklyn Museum
Through October 02, 2011 -

Features 35 objects that represent individual body parts in ancient Egyptian art from the Brooklyn Museum's collection, many of which will be displayed for the first time.

The Way of Water: Westchester Watersheds - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through October 02, 2011 - Scarsdale

An exhibit that covers the watershed systems in Westchester County, with a focus on the Lower Hudson River Estuary and the Bronx River watersheds, and the life they support. Learn about some of the environmental challenges to keeping the water clean, such as stormwater runoff and chemical pollutants, and discover ways you can help protect your watershed. The exhibit includes pictures, local watershed maps, hands-on water displays, and live aquatic animal exhibits.

ANNUAL NATURAL HISTORY EXHIBIT 2011 - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through October 02, 2011 - Scarsdale

Learn about the watershed systems in Westchester County, with a focus on the Lower Hudson River Estuary and the Bronx River watersheds, and the life they support and their environmental status.

Xu Bing: The Living Word - Morgan Library & Museum
Through October 02, 2011 -

A reflection on language and the nature of writing has been at the core of Xu Bing's art since the beginning of his career in China during the mid-1980s. It is therefore particularly fitting that the Morgan, a library as well as a museum, should present his spectacular installation, The Living Word, a poetic evocation of the relationship between the written word and its meaning.

Whale & Dolphin Adventure Cruises - Queens
Through October 02, 2011 - Breezy Point

Hop aboard a narrated Whale/Dolphin Adventure Cruise. These cruises run every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday beginning June 15, 2011 running throughout the summer season. Join the original New York City Whale/Dolphin Watchers as they head out into the Atlantic Ocean and seek out some beautiful mammals. Bring a regular camera, video camera and/or binoculars if possible. Children will be encouraged to participate in helping the crew take the official whale and dolphin count. Your photos and videos can be posted on our Facebook page. Note: the current schedule listed above will end on September 2. The new schedule will have cruises available ever Friday, Saturday, and Sunday starting on September 9 until October 2.

THE MANY FACES OF RICHARD GACHOT - Art League of Long Island
Through October 02, 2011 - Dix Hills

Gachot's work typically depicts people, animals, insects, flowers, and narrative compositions and are made from found objects, altered, modified, or re-combined in unexpected ways. Some pieces are kinetic, the artist having engineered them to function like machines.

Hell’s Belles: The Infamous Women of Hell in a Devilish Musical Comedy - The Midtown Theatre
Through October 02, 2011 - New York

A pop star has been the unfortunate victim of a freak accident. As she arrives in Hell, iron-hoofed Lester, a musical-loving devil, introduces her to a series of historically-infamous women who strut the stage satirizing everything from women’s rights to motherhood to the criminal justice system. Salome, Lady Godiva, Lizzie Borden, Joan Crawford, and Janis Joplin are included among the notorious females being forced to perform in an eternal musical revue. Will the pop star accept her fate and join the chorus, or will she stage a revolution? And what’s Eleanor Roosevelt doing here? Hell’s Belles is a tour de force for three actresses who play over 20 roles, with crazy costumes, quick changes, tuneful melodies, and social satire. John Znidarsic directs a cast of four including Omri Schein*, Oakley Boycott, Kristen Mengelkoch*, and Laura Daniel*. Eight performances will be held at The Midtown Theatre, 163 West 46th Street in New York City on Saturdays and Sundays at 5pm from September 10-October 2, 2011. Tickets are $45 and can be purchased by calling 866-811-4111 or by visiting http://www.hellsbellesthemusical.com. *Member, Actors’ Equity Association. Director John Znidarsic has dedicated his career to nurturing and developing new theater. The majority of his work is done through Arts and Artists at St. Paul's in New York City where he serves as Artistic Director. Its most successful program, the Songbook Concert Series, is held monthly at The Donnell Library Theater and features music of today's newest and most exciting songwriters. He has also served as Producing Director for The National Music Theater Network where he launched the successful Broadway Dozen Play Reading Series. As a director/choreographer John has worked extensively in New York and regionally. For seven years he produced, directed, and hosted the popular "In Celebration of Life" Broadway concerts to benefit Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS and also produced a CD featuring highlights of those concerts. John has served on the faculties of New York University, Marymount Manhattan College, Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, New York High School of Performing Arts, and Manhattan School of Music. Recent and upcoming projects include a new musical Fast Breaks - The Comings and Goings at Sweet Valley High by Francine Pascal and David Bryan of Bon Jovi, the award-winning new revue This Life: The Songs of Portia Nelson, and Fatima. John is Chairman of the annual Michael Stewart Musical Theater Foundation Awards. Bryan D. Leys (LyricistLibrettist) was raised on fire and brimstone near Buffalo, New York. He spent a few hellish years at The University of Connecticut where he received his MFA in playwriting, directing, and other forms of mortal sin. Slouching down to New York, he provided book & lyrics for Midsummer Nights; Between the Lines; Murder on Broadway; Gabriel, Blow Your Horn; Kid Dakota; Fortune and Fate; The Forgotten Film of Dorian Gray and the libretto for Hoodwinked. Current projects include La Ribalta (The Spotlight) with Richard Cohen, The Sugar Hill Boys with Roosevelt Credit and How to Marry a Divorced Man with Clare Cooper. Bryan has always had an unhealthy curiosity about the afterlife. Steve Liebman (Composer) has contributed music, book and/or lyrics to eight published shows including The Great Gilly Hopkins which played to sold out houses at the New Victory on 42nd Street, Bridge to Terabithia (Kennedy Center), and The Wonder Years: Off Broadway. With Mr. Leys he has co- authored Hoodwinked and a musical version of Dorian Gray. He has recently completed the score for Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol with Dr. Steven Tay. As an actor, Steve has performed for more than 35 years Off-Broadway and extensively throughout the country. Producer Tweiss Productions is led by sisters Sharon and Eileen Weiss. Sharon Weiss co-produced with Eileen Hell’s Belles (West End Theatre), A Short Wake by Derek Murphy (1st Irish Theatre Festival 2009); Between the Lines (Luna Stage); and the NY revival of Goodtime Charley (ArcLight Theatre). They have also been involved with developing several new musicals, including the upcoming Musical Mondays reading of How to Marry a Divorced Man. Previously, Sharon worked in script editing and film production for Palomar Productions and with a small theatrical production company that presented musical revues Off-Off Broadway. B.A. in Drama from UNC-Chapel Hill. Eileen B. Weiss worked for Broadway producers: Michael Harvey; Lee Guber/Music Fair Group; The Shubert Organization; and Cameron Mackintosh. She worked for HBO; the Women's Project & Productions; and Actors Theatre of Louisville. In addition to the above projects with Sharon, Eileen co-wrote and produced Same Difference (West End Theatre) and Tickets Please, a documentary demo about Broadway usherettes. She co-founded Jews Against Genocide/NYC Coalition for Darfur. Eileen attended the University of London and received a B.A. in Theatre and Dramatic Literature from Dickinson College. Hell’s Belles will be performed at The Midtown Theater, 163 West 46th Street (between 6th & 7th Avenues), New York, NY 10036 from September 10-October 2nd on Saturdays and Sundays at 5pm. Hell’s Belles is produced by Tweiss Productions. Director: John Znidarsic; Music Director: Mary Feinsinger; General Manager: Laura Heller; Costume Designer: Gail Cooper-Hecht; Stage Manager: Ernie Fimbres*; Marketing: Katie Rosin/Kampfire Films PR; Publicist: Paul Siebold/Off Off PR; Graphic Designer: Daryl Boling.

A Night with George - Times Square Arts Center
Through October 02, 2011 - New York

“A Night with George,” the Aisling Award-winning comedy from West Belfast, opens the fourth annual 1st Irish Festival on Monday September 5 at 8pm at the Times Square Arts Center, 300 West 43rd Street. Directed by Tony Devlin, this dark-horse hit from Brassneck Theatre Co. stars Donna O’Connor in a story about a working-class Belfast woman’s improbable connection with George Clooney. The U.S. premiere of “A Night with George” opens on Thursday September 8 at 8pm and will have played 21 performances when it ends its run on Sunday October 2 at 3pm. “A Night with George,” tells what is purported to be the true story of O’Connor’s night on the town with George Clooney. Paralleling her unlikely success with Hollywood megastars, O’Connor’s hilarious dark comedy, which she co-wrote with Brenda Murphy, became an overnight sensation at the Belfast Festival before completely selling out The Grand Opera House and The Waterfront Hall in 2010. It went on to win the 2010 Aisling Award for outstanding achievement in the arts, and O’Connor was nominated for the Belfast Telegraph’s Woman of the Year. It has since toured across Ireland (north and south), turning O’Connor, who makes her professional stage debut with this production, into something of a Cinderella story herself. The Irish News said the show is “full of one-liners Groucho Marx would be proud of,” adding it, “received a reception the Royal Shakespeare Co. would die for.” Brassneck Theatre Co.’s “A Night with George” – a tale told with the blackest Belfast humor -- is a theatre feature of Imagine Ireland, the yearlong, multi-city festival of Irish arts sponsored by Culture Ireland. 1st Irish, the first and only festival in the world dedicated to Irish playwrights, is organized by Origin Theatre Company. 1st Irish 2011 runs from September 5 through October 3. For festival information and to learn how audience members pick the Audience Choice Award for Best Play, visit www.1stIrish.org

Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca - Joyce Theater
Through October 02, 2011 -

The Joyce's fall flamenco fare continues with a dazzling week of performances by Bessie Award winner Soledad Barrio, whose compelling artistry prompted The New York Times to proclaim that "there's something voyeuristic and cathartic about watching a woman pry open her soul, scatter it on the floor and put it back together again." Hailing from Spain, Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca, the company she founded in 1993 with her husband Artistic Director Martin Santangelo, perform flamenco in its finest and most authentic form, one that creates a true communal spirit through exuberant music, dance, and song. "There has been no company I have been so glad to discover as Noche Flamenca and, above all, its lead dancer, Soledad Barrio," proclaims Alastair Macaulay of The New York Times, "I can think of no current ballet star in the world as marvelous as she."

Masters of the Imagination: The Latin American Fine Art Exhibition and The Rhythm of Color - Agora Gallery
Through October 04, 2011 - New York

Kick off the new season with Agora Gallery’s all new exhibitions. Bursting with creativity, the artists in Masters of the Imagination: the Latin American Fine Art Exhibition and The Rhythm of Color will present various aspects of our world in ways that will gift the audience with a new appreciation for the wonder that surrounds us. Everyone is encouraged to visit the gallery for this exciting exhibition and learn about different cultures from around the world. Exhibition Dates: September 13, 2011 – October 4, 2011. Reception: Thursday, September 15, 2011, 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_15_2011.aspx Featured Artists: Masters of the Imagination - María Eugenia Akel, Cristina Arnedo, Paloma Bernaldo de Quirós, Alessandra Busanelli, Marcela Cadena, Raul Cantu, Omar Diaz-Morales, María Susana Dos Santos, Carmen Erazo, Fausto, Maca Fernandez, Cecilia Fernandez Q, Ignacio Hábrika, kBlanchard, Karin Himmelman, Alberto Montoreano, Andre Netto, Rosa Olivo, Diego Quintavalle, Juan G. Restrepo, Gabriela Robin, Gabriela Robin, Wladimir Tasoff, Jimena Vilchez. The Rhythm of Color - John Stevenson, Madeleine Arnett, Mireille Ligterink, Christian Perez de Carvasal, Fred Mou, Briggitte Lazo ("Blazo"), Weeda Hamdan. 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. Gallery II, an elegant adjacent gallery space, gives artists the ideal area for a solo or group exhibition of their own, organized and publicized by Agora Gallery. 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.

Art Exhibit: 'Warhol: Paintings for Children' - 92nd Street Y
Through October 04, 2011 - Manhattan

About 80 original Warhol paintings intended to appeal to children will be hung low so that kids can see them and get up close to them. From 12-4pm on weekends in September (starting September 10), kids can participate in art workshops (preregister online) that allow them to link the paintings in the gallery with work they create themselves. Workshops include a drop-in Silkscreen studio; those that explore Warhol's practice of transforming everyday objects into art by presenting them in new ways; creating images with rubber stamps and repetition; modeling and glazing a ceramic shoe inspired by Warhol's shoe drawings; and creating a metal fish bookmark that draws on Warhol's fish wallpaper design.

Zarkana from Cirque du Soleil - Radio City Music Hall
Through October 08, 2011 -

In the latest from Cirque du Soleil, dive into a fantastically bizarre world and follow the adventures of Zark, a magician who has lost his love and, with her, his powers. As he cries and begs for her return he is plunged into a world inhabited by surreal creatures. The diverse cast of 71 international artists transports you into a fantastical and suspenseful world, blurring the boundaries between the real and imaginary. Call or visit website for tickets and show times. $52-$300.

Tim Okamura 'Bronx Brooklyn Queens' - Lyons Wier Gallery
Through October 08, 2011 - New York

Artist's Reception: Thursday, Sept 8th, 2011 6-8pm. Gallery Hours: Tues - Sat 11am-6pm. Nearest Subway: C, E @ 23rd & 8th Ave. Tim Okamura will exhibit a collection of his most recent work in “Bronx • Brooklyn • Queens”, his first solo exhibition in New York in more than five years. The show, which runs September 8 - October 8, 2011 at Lyons Wier Gallery, will feature the signature realism of Okamura’s portraits painted in conjunction with graffiti-infused urban motifs. “Bronx • Brooklyn • Queens” is a collection of primarily life-sized works that take the viewer through an exploration of the beauty and complexity of the soulful New York City woman while envisioning her transcendence to “royal” status. Each subject is captured in reverential detail, and juxtaposed against the raw, coarse reality of New York City facades. The title of each piece in the exhibition is a nod to royal culture and the “queens” of the boroughs present in each painting. Titles include "The Ascension”, "The Coronation”, “The Scepter”, "Three Queens (from King’s County)”, “Diadems”, and "The Royal Guard (Bronx)” - the only piece in the collection that includes male subjects in the background. Okamura draws inspiration from the emotionally expressive power of the human face, the rich cultural identity of New York, and the evocative urban landscapes found outside his studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn. As in “Bronx • Brooklyn • Queens”, most of his work is large in scale with oil manipulated into highly textured layers so that curly afros and shirt cuffs jump from the canvas. Okamura’s paintings live in two artistic worlds; one that includes a nine time selection for the prestigious BP Portrait Awards Exhibition at London´s National Portrait Gallery, and one that he shares with hip-hop artist and Okamura enthusiast Swizz Beatz. Celebrity collectors include musician John Mellencamp, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson of hip-hop group The Roots, actress Uma Thurman and actors Bryan Greenberg and Ethan Hawke. His paintings (and hands in some scenes) were featured in the Hollywood film "Prime" starring Meryl Streep and Uma Thurman. Other film features include "Pieces of April" (InDiGent), "School of Rock" (Paramount), "Jersey Girl" (Miramax) and Ethan Hawke's "The Hottest State." Though he can still be considered an artist on the rise, Okamura has been recognized by institutions such as the New York Foundation for the Arts, which awarded him a Fellowship in Painting, and British royalty; Okamura was short-listed as a candidate to paint Queen Elizabeth by the Royal Surveyor of the Queen’s Picture Collection. His paintings have been chosen for inclusion in several prominent group exhibitions including “After Matisse/Picasso” at the Museum of Modern Art-affiliated P.S.1 in Queens, New York and “The Gentrification of Brooklyn: The Pink Elephant Speaks” at The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts in Brooklyn. His work is also on display in the permanent collections of The Davis Museum at Wellesley College, The Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the Toronto Congress Center, the Hotel Arts in Calgary, Canada and Standard Chartered Bank in London, England.

Dally with the Devil @ Theater Row's Beckett Thtr - Theater Row
Through October 08, 2011 - new york

VICTOR L. CAHN's DALLY WITH THE DEVIL TO GET WORLD PREMIERE THIS SEPTEMBER. Directed by ERIC PARNESS. Beginning performances September 10. Opening September 14, 2011 At Theatre Row’s Beckett Theatre 3 women, 2 campaigns, 1 election New York: Rachel Reiner Productions is proud to present the World Premiere of Victor L. Cahn’s Dally With The Devil, directed by Eric Parness. Dally With The Devil will begin performances on Saturday, September 10 and will open on September 14 running thru October 8, 2011 at Theatre Row’s Beckett Theatre (410 West 42nd Street). Tickets are $55 and can be purchased at www.Telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200. Just in time for election season, Victor L. Cahn’s Dally With The Devil focuses on three women immersed in political intrigue: two officials from opposing campaigns compete to use a powerful blogger to influence the outcome of a Senatorial election. As charges escalate, tactics shift, and the battle swerves in unexpected directions. Dally With The Devil is filled with power plays, blackmail, and plenty of media spin…it’s politics as usual. Dally With The Devil stars Elizabeth A. Davis (The 39 Steps, The Misanthrope), Elizabeth Norment (Broadway: High, Blithe Spirit, Plenty) and Erika Rolfsrud (Exit the King, The Coast of Utopia, Rabbit Hole). The design team includes Jisun Kim (Set Designer), Michelle Eden Humphrey (Costume Designer), Pamela Kupper (Lighting Designer), and Nick Moore (Sound Designer). Dally With The Devil Written by Victor L. Cahn and directed by Eric Parness Begins Saturday, September 10 and will open on September 14 running thru October 8, 2011 Performance Schedule: Tuesday at 7PM; Wednesday – Friday at 8PM; Saturday at 2PM & 8PM; Sunday at 3PM (Added performance on Monday, September 12; No show on Tuesday September 13) Tickets are $55 and can be purchased at www.Telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200. For more information please visit www.DallyWithTheDevil.com 90 minutes no intermission Press performances: Saturday, September 10 at 8PM; Sunday, September 11 at 3PM; Monday, September 12 at 7PM; Wednesday, September 14 at 8PM (opening night). VICTOR L. CAHN (Playwright) has written several plays that have been presented Off-Broadway/Regional: Embraceable Me, Fit To Kill, Roses In December (all published by Samuel French), and Sherlock Solo a one-man show performed by Mr. Cahn. His other produced scripts include Getting The Business, Of My Father’s House, Fits Like A Glove, By Any Other Name, and Romantic Trapezoid. He has acted with theater companies throughout the Capital Region of New York, playing such roles as Wendice in Dial M For Murder, Elyot in Private Lives, Garry in Present Laughter and Felix in The Odd Couple. Victor received his AB from Columbia College, where he was Concertmaster of the University Orchestra, and his MA and PhD from New York University. He has taught at Mercersburg Academy, Pomfret School, Phillips Exeter Academy, Bowdoin College, and, for the past thirty years, at Skidmore College, where he is Professor of English. He has written five books on Shakespeare, as well as volumes on Tom Stoppard and Harold Pinter; Conquering College: A Guide for Undergraduates; the memoir Classroom Virtuoso, and Romantic Trapezoid, a novel. His articles and reviews have appeared in such varied publications as The Literary Review, Modern Drama, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The New York Times, and Variety. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild, Inc. ERIC PARNESS (Director) is the Artistic Director of Resonance Ensemble where he has most recently directed the production of Shakespeare’s Slave by Steven Fechter. Other productions include Ibsen’s The Master Builder, Reflections: An Evening of Short Plays, Sophocles' Antigone, Gorky's The Lower Depths, Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard and world premiere productions of Christopher Boal’s 23 Knives, Strange Bedfellows by Bruce Cohen, La Tempestad by Larry Loebell, The Mail Order Bride by Charles L. Mee, and Sherlock Solo by Victor L. Cahn. Other directing credits include world premieres of Embraceable Me (Theatre Row and Blumenthal Performing Arts in Charlotte, NC), Fit to Kill (Theatre Row), Kryptonite City (Hypothetical Theatre Company), and Finding Louise (Oberon Theatre Ensemble), as well as revivals of Measure for Measure, Blood Wedding, Of Mice and Men and Michael Weller’s Ghosts on Fire, and other new work with adobe theatre company, Ensemble Studio Theatre and Vital Theater Company. He has also directed educational theatre for Marist College, Stern College and Brandeis University. Eric served as Assistant to Artistic Director Curt Dempster of Ensemble Studio Theatre and four seasons as Associate to Artistic Director Jeff Horowitz of Theatre for a New Audience. Eric is an alumnus of Brandeis University and the Lincoln Center Theater's Directors Lab, and is a member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.

'Night Sky Tonight' Series - The Discovery Museum & Planetarium
Through October 08, 2011 - Bridgeport

Series of evening planetarium presentations of the night sky followed by actual viewing of the night sky through large aperture telescopes

John Ritter 'Worked Up' - Lyons Wier Gallery Project Space
Through October 09, 2011 - New York

Artist's Reception: Friday, Sept 9th, 2011 6-8pm. Gallery Hours: Tues - Sat 11-7pm / Sun 12- 6pm. Nearest Subway: C, E @ 23rd & 8th Ave / 1 @ 23rd St. Lyons Wier Project Space is proud to present a series of new original artwork and limited edition prints by award-winning illustrator John Ritter. Ritter's politically and emotionally charged works utilize the vernacular of the information age to create vibrant images of politics, celebrity, crime, and catastrophe. By exposing the inherent anxiety of today's world, these subversive works fashion unseen relationships and contexts through humor and clever juxtaposition. Ritter's works are simultaneously complex and accessible, offering new political as well as artistic possibilities. Ritter studies and sources potential subjects from found photographs then manufactures compositional elements by layering and combining his own original photography to make a fabricated context in which the subject matter exists. His work exists in its purest form, as a digital configuration, that has been appropriated, reconfigured and recycled into a form that is humanly expressive, provocative and consumable. Ritter’s animated and concise illustrations of celebrities and popular culture have consistently graced the pages and covers of mainstream publications such as The New Yorker, Time, GQ, The New York Times and Harpers, to name a few. John Ritter received his BFA in Fine Arts from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and studied at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and the San Francisco Art Institute. He founded John Ritter Illustration, a full-service illustration studio specializing in electronic and traditional media, producing original artwork for editorial publication, advertising and software interface design. Clients include Adobe Systems in Silicon Valley, where he was part of the design team that created and marketed Adobe Photoshop in the early 1990's. Ritter has exhibited at the Ansel Adams Center for Photography in San Francisco, the California College of Art and has participated in shows in Pittsburgh, San Francisco and Los Angeles. His work will be featured in a group show of international artists in 2012 at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. Ritter is the recipient of several awards from prominent entities such as American Illustration, Communication Arts, The New York Society of Illustrators and Gawker. The artist lives and works in Southwestern Pennsylvania.

Kayaking On the Hudson - Riverside Park South
Through October 10, 2011 - Manhattan

Join the Downtown Boathouse for 20 minutes of instruction, then explore the Hudson River first-hand. Participants must wear proper attire and know how to swim.

Frans Hals in the Metropolitan Museum - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through October 10, 2011 -

The Metropolitan Museum of Art holds the most important collection of paintings in America by the celebrated Dutch artist Frans Hals (1582/83–1666), whose portraits and genre scenes were famous in his lifetime for their immediacy and dazzling brushwork. This exhibition will present thirteen paintings by Hals, including two lent from private collections, and several works by other Netherlandish masters. Several of the Museum's paintings by Hals are famous, especially the early Merrymakers at Shrovetide (ca. 1616) and the so-called Yonker Ramp and His Sweetheart (1623), both bequeathed to the Museum by Benjamin Altman in 1913. Also included in the exhibition will be two loans from private collections in New York—the small, exquisite Portrait of Samuel Ampzing (1630), on copper, and the well-known Fisher Girl (1630–32). A selection of other Dutch paintings from the Museum's collection and a few engravings will set Hals's work in the context of his native Haarlem and will help clarify how exceptional his animated poses and virtuoso brushwork were at the time. A portrait by Manet, inspired by Hals, will also demonstrate how strongly Hals anticipated Impressionist effects. Accompanied by a Bulletin. The exhibition is generously made possible by Bernard and Louise Palitz.

'Reflections' Exhibition - fordPROJECT
Through October 14, 2011 - Manhattan

A group exhibition showcasing three young Japanese artists: Hideaki Kawashima, Makiko Kudo, and Toru Kuwakubo. The exhibition inaugurates a collaboration with the Tomio Koyama Gallery in Tokyo, widely recognized as a leading gallery in the representation of contemporary Japanese artists.

Farmer's Market - John Jay Homestead
Through October 15, 2011 - Katonah

For more information or for a full list of vendors visit the website at www.johnjayhomestead.org.

Picasso’s Vollard Suite-The Sculptor’s Studio - Bruce Museum
Through October 16, 2011 - Greenwich

This exhibition features key images of The Sculptor’s Studio etchings from the group of 100 prints he made for the legendary art dealer and publisher Ambroise Vollard.

'Newsies The Musical' - Paper Mill Playhouse
Through October 16, 2011 - Millburn

Adapted for the stage from the popular Disney film, this new musical is based on the 1899 true story of a courageous group of scrappy newsboys who become unlikely heroes when they rally forces to fight an unscrupulous newspaper tycoon.

New York, New York Exhibition - The Heckscher Museum of Art
Through October 16, 2011 - Huntington

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11, the city is celebrated in a selection of prints and photographs that record the transformation of New York over the decades and capture the common experiences of the city’s inhabitants.

'Angelina Ballerina The Musical' - The Theatre at St. Peter's
Through October 16, 2011 - Manhattan

Angelina Mouseling and her friends perform all types of dance - including hip-hop, modern dance, the Irish jig, and ballet - to impress a famous visitor.

The Love Letter You’ve Been Meaning to Write New York - 3LD Art & Technology Center
Through October 16, 2011 - New York

With a 51-member ensemble performing in the street while the audience looks on from inside a theatre, Jonathan Solari’s “The Love Letter You’ve Been Meaning to Write New York,” is far from an open book. The elaborate multi-media street spectacle’s world premiere plays a 4-week engagement from Wednesday September 21 through Sunday October 16, at 3LD Art & Technology Center, 80 Greenwich Street. The opening is set for Saturday September 24 at 9pm. Combining video, movement, puppetry, live music and scripted performance, “Love Letter” uses 3LD’s floor-to-ceiling windows to frame the proceedings and to invert the play-going perspective. Thanks to sensitive audio and video equipment, audience members experience the interior world of the play as it unfolds outside in the real world. Conceived and directed by Jonathan Solari (“Green Sneakers”), “Love Letter” introduces us to a disillusioned young man, played by Arnaud Spanos, on the day he has decided to leave New York for good. He’s hit rock bottom and is ready to go, but as he tries to leave, an eclectic array of colorful and wonderful New Yorkers show him he has much, much further to go. "The Love Letter You’ve Been Meaning to Write New York" performs 28 times in a limited four-week run from Wednesday September 21 to Sunday October 16, at 3LD Art & Technology Center, 80 Greenwich Street. The performance schedule is as follows: Wednesday & Thursday at 8pm, Friday & Saturday at 7pm & 9pm, and Sunday at 5pm. For tickets, which are $15, call OvationTix at 212/352-3101, or online at www.theloveletteryouvebeenmeaningtowritenewyork.com

The BMW Guggenheim Lab - First Park
Through October 16, 2011 -

The BMW Guggenheim Lab is a mobile laboratory traveling to nine major cities worldwide over six years. Led by international, interdisciplinary teams of emerging talents in the areas of urbanism, architecture, art, design, science, technology, education, and sustainability, the Lab addresses issues of contemporary urban life through programs and public discourse. Its goal is the exploration of new ideas, experimentation, and ultimately the creation of forward-thinking solutions for city life. Over the Lab's six-year migration, there will be three distinct mobile structures and thematic cycles. Each structure will be designed by a different architect, and each will travel to three cities around the globe. The theme of the Lab's first two-year cycle is Confronting Comfort—exploring notions of individual and collective comfort and the urgent need for environmental and social responsibility. The BMW Guggenheim Lab launches in New York from August 3 to October 16, 2011, before traveling to Berlin and then Mumbai. Cycle 1 concludes with an exhibition presented at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in 2013. Two additional two-year cycles will follow, each with a new mobile structure and theme, concluding in the fall of 2016. Part urban think tank, part community center and public gathering space, the Lab is conceived to inspire public discourse in cities around the world and through the BMW Guggenheim Lab website and online social communities. The public is invited to attend and to participate in free programs and experiments at the Lab. In addition, the BMW Guggenheim Lab website and social communities provide opportunities for participants around the world to engage with and to contribute to the ideas and experiments generated by the Lab.

Kelley Suttenfield: Mondays With the Masters - The Metropolitan Room
Through October 19, 2011 - New York

The Metropolitan Room welcomes jazz singer Kelley Suttenfield this fall on four consecutive Mondays at 7pm: 9/19, 9/26/ 10/3 and 10/10, in a series called “Mondays with the Masters.” Each Monday, Suttenfield will pair her offbeat, jazz-storytelling style with a different guitar master, including Howard Alden on 10/10. The complete lineup is below. Suttenfield released her debut CD, "Where is Love?" in 2009. "Here’s a singer with a lot of great ideas, and the ability to deliver them. It’s her debut disc, and the closest thing I can compare it to is Madeleine Peyroux’s debut Dreamland, way back when. It’s got the same feel...Give me more!" George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly. Suttenfield, New York based with Southern roots, is known internationally for her unusual spin on American music, the Beatles, Brazilian and beyond. She expanded her fan base recently to London, where she debuted at Ronnie Scott's in January 2011. The guitarist lineup is strong and eclectic: Joe Carbone (9/19): Carbone is known as a singers' accompanist, he counts Sammy Davis Jr., Frankie Laine and 60's idol Bobby Rydell among his favorite gigs; Tony Romano (9/26): prolific NYC player who has toured worldwide and played with many Latin, Jazz and Pop artists including Stanley Jordan and Randy Brecker: Vic Juris (10/3): Vic has traveled far and wide with the likes of Jimmy Smith, Sarah Vaughan, Chico Hamilton, Dave Liebman, Richie Cole and Mel Torme, to name only a few greats; and Howard Alden (10/10): Alden needs little intro, but has been described as "may be the best of his generation" by JazzTimes. Bassist Matt Aronoff, whose credits include gigs with Luciana Souza at the Kennedy Center and Birdland with Peter Eldridge, joins every Monday every Monday.

Earth Matters - The Heckscher Museum
Through October 23, 2011 - Huntington

On Long Island, as elsewhere, the preservation of the environment is a significant community, political and ideological issue as human intervention continues to damage Long Island’s fragile ecology. Artists have responded in a variety of ways that focus attention on the processes, rhythms and beauty of the natural world and our relationship to it. This exhibition features the work of Long Island artists who explore our experience of the environment in installations created from natural and recycled man-made materials.

Young Sprouts Gardening - Children's Garden, Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
Through October 25, 2011 - Manhattan

Tots will plant seeds, water the garden, and pick (and eat!) fresh greens and vegetables that are all organically grown without pesticides or harmful chemicals. Picture books and simple crafts help celebrate the marvelous sensory experience of being in a garden.

Stories with Kelsey - The Dolphin Bookshop
Through October 25, 2011 - Port Washington

Inner Art Creations founder, Kelsey Fox Bennett, will be sharing the delight of stories with infants, toddlers, and caregivers each week. Kids will be invited to engage in the process of story telling through rhythm, movement, and words.

Preschool Play - Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park
Through October 26, 2011 - Manhattan

Sing, listen to stories, and play with other toddlers, parents, and caregivers on the grassy lawn.

Preschool Art - Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
Through October 27, 2011 - Manhattan

Very young artists are introduced to paper, clay, and paint, as well as art supplies from nature and everyday recyclable materials, transforming materials into masterpieces of creativity and delight. Preschool children create different projects every week, planned by an art educator/artist. Materials provided. Dress for a mess.

Art + Games - Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
Through October 27, 2011 - Manhattan

Spend an afternoon in the park playing unique lawn games, using everything from parachutes to hundreds of asteroid-balls, and making creative art and craft projects under the sun.

Children's Basketball - Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
Through October 28, 2011 - Manhattan

Basketball with adjustable height hoops for kids of all sizes, plus fun drills to improve your skills. 3:30pm for ages 5-6; 4:30pm for ages 7 and older.

The Ocean Reglitterized - Pelham Art Center
Through October 29, 2011 - Pelham

Curated by Pelham Art Center Gallery Board Chair Titia Hulst, the exhibit gives a rare and in-depth look at underwater sea life through photography, by Edward Dorson, sculpture by Jae Hi Ahn, and a sound installation by Liz Phillips. Through October 29.

The Ocean Reglitterized - Pelham Art Center
Through October 29, 2011 - Pelham

An in-depth look at underwater sea life through photography and sculpture! Free opening reception and all-age art workshop: Friday, September 16, 6:30-8:00pm. The life in our oceans provides a visual spectacle that is inaccessible for most of us. The Ocean Reglitterized, an exhibition of photographs and sculpture, gives the viewer the opportunity to experience deep sea life up close and personal.

Nicole Awai: Almost Undone - Vilcek Foundation
Through October 29, 2011 - New York

The Vilcek Foundation will unveil a premiere installation by Trinidadian-born mixed-media artist Nicole Awai entitled, Almost Undone, opening to the public on September 17th, 2011. Featuring drawings from an earlier series entitled Specimens from Local Ephemera, the drawings in this new exhibition will serve as visual anchors for emergent pieces that seem to suspend, exude—even escape—their wall-bound origins, symbolizing the transition of Ms. Awai's work from one dimension into the next. Utilizing materials as varied as cast and sprayed paper, resin, plastic, nail polish, clay—even a telephone pole—the results are bold, complex three-dimensional structures, which seem to pull, stretch, and tear from the wall, and the memory of their two-dimensional predecessors. Opening Reception: September 16th, 6pm – 9pm RSVP is required, due to limited space. RSVP at Vilcek.org. For more info, visit www.vilcek.org.

SeaStreak Cruise to Oktoberfest at Bear Mountain - SeaStreak
Through October 29, 2011 - Manhattan

Sail aboard the SeaStreak from NYC to Oktoberfest at Bear Mountain in Rockland County. Once you arrive at Bear Mountain, there is about a 10-minute nature walk along a paved trail with beautiful views of Bear Mountain and the Hudson River. You can also stop along the way at the Trailside Museum & Zoo or take a ride on the Merry Go Round. The festival will feature authentic German food, beer, live entertainment, and craft vendors. Reservations required; call 1-800-BOATRIDE (800-262-8743) or visit www.seastreak.com for more information.

'Pinkalicious, The Musical' - Manhattan Movement & Arts Center
Through October 30, 2011 - Manhattan

In this one-hour musical, 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 this predicament.

Anthony Caro on the Roof - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through October 30, 2011 -

Sculptures by Anthony Caro (b. 1924) -- who is considered the most influential and prolific British sculptor of his generation and a key figure in the development of modernist sculpture over the last sixty years -- is featured in the 2011 installation on The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden. The installation features a selection of sculpture in steel, painted and unpainted, spanning the artist's career to date and highlighting principal aspects of his long career: engagement with form in space, dialogue between sculpture and architecture, and creation of new, abstract analogies for the human figure and landscape.

The Berenstain Bears Live! in 'Family Matters: The Musical' - Manhattan Movement & Arts Center
Through October 30, 2011 - Manhattan

Watch Mama Bear, Papa Bear, Sister Bear, and Brother Bear as they sing and dance their way through a few life lessons. Face painting and photo opportunities with the Bears follow each performance.

Haverstraw's Harvest Farmer's Market - Haverstraw's Harvest Farmer's Market
Through October 30, 2011 - Haverstraw

New vendors will be at this year's market selling Ffesh fruits and vegetables, organic fair trade coffee, herbs, plants, handmade soaps, pastries, jams, pies, quiches, chutneys, wines, prepared foods, artisanal bread, and more.

Haverstraw Farmers Market - Haverstraw Farmers Market
Through October 30, 2011 - Haverstraw

Haverstraw's weekly Farmer's Market returns this year, bigger and better according to organizers. In addition to attracting new vendors this year, the market will feature special children's activities, demonstrations, and live music each week. The first Sunday of each month will also include a flea market. Rain or shine.

The Buddhist Heritage of Pakistan: Art of Gandhara - Asia Society and Museum
Through October 30, 2011 -

An exhibition of spectacular Buddhist sculptures, architectural reliefs and works of gold and bronze from the Gandhara region of Pakistan, most never exhibited before in the United States. The Buddhist Heritage of Pakistan: Art of Gandhara reveals the complex cultural influences -- from Scytho-Parthian to Greco-Roman traditions -- that fed the extraordinary artistic production of this region from the first century B.C.E. through fifth century C.E.

Fall Walks and Talks - Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
Through October 30, 2011 - Stony Point

Families can get a living history lesson this fall with guided walks, talks, and demonstrations at this local site, where an important battle took place during the American Revolution. 45-minute tours start at 2pm on weekends, with interpreters leading visitors through the story of the Storming of Stony Point. At 3pm, re-enactors present an artillery demonstration, weather permitting. Finally, visitors can try making a hand-forged nail at a blacksmith shop in the Battlefields soldier's camp.

KiddieCruise - Pier #40
Through October 30, 2011 - New York

Don’t miss the boat for the biggest family event with activities for children – KIDDIE CRUISE! Kiddie Cruise sails into its 5th season with fabulous parties like Princesses & Pirates, Super Heroes and Fairy Princesses and the famous HALLOWEEN event. The cruise boards from 12:00-12:30pm and sails on the Hudson River with spectacular views of the Hudson River until 2:30pm.While aboard, children enjoy a magic show, puppet show, arts & crafts, face painting, karaoke and more. A bagged lunch and unlimited juice & soda are included in every ticket.

CHIX 6 - Queens Theatre in the Park
Through October 30, 2011 - Flushing

The pre-Broadway tryout of an exciting original musical by indie rock sensation-and Queens native, Lourds Lane, tells the story of a comic book artist whose super-heroine characters leap off the page to teach her how to love herself. Featuring a dynamic cast and a dazzling original score, the touching story, multimedia wizardry and electrifying music will captivate the eye, ear and heart in this world premiere event.

LAST FRONTIERS: Anthony Fiala and the Race to the North Pole - Stamford Museum & Nature Center--Bendel Mansion
Through October 30, 2011 - Stamford

Rare artifacts and letters including one from president Roosevelt, chronicle Anthony Faila's attempt to reach the North Pole from 1903-1905. On view are Arctic photographs, sledges, hand-carved skis, a rifle and original correspondence.

AIMS, HOPES, AND ENDEAVORS: An Art Installation by Heddi Vaughan Siebel, - Stamford Museum & Nature Center
Through October 30, 2011 - Stamford

As a companion exhibit to Last Frontiers, Siebel pairs etchings on paper with moving images to evoke the interior life of the men - their dreams and frustrations, their divergent views of leadership, and the nature of their interpersonal conflict.

Fall Flowers of Japan - New York Botanical Garden
Through October 30, 2011 - Bronx

Autumn's splendor comes alive with magnificent fall-flowering plants from Japan. Immerse yourself in the celebration of Japanese culture with enchanting traditional dance and music, intricate kiku, and much more. Through October 30.

Fall Flowers of Japan - The New York Botanical Garden
Through October 30, 2011 - Bronx

Autumn's splendor comes to the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory with a constantly changing exhibition highlighting the incredible diversity of fall-flowering plants from Japan. It unfolds with Japanese maples and toad lilies amid sweeps of ferns and ornamental grasses, and continues with camellias and anemones. The culmination features an unforgettable display of kiku-Japanese chrysanthemums-trained to grow in a mesmerizing variety of shapes and styles. Through October 30.

Traditional Japanese Music and Dance Performances - The New York Botanical Garden
Through October 30, 2011 - Bronx

The Tomofuji-kai Company employs the shamisen (three-stringed instrument), hand drums, and vocals, for a classical musical performance with dance evocative of traditional Japanese culture. Through October 30.

Bonsai Q & A - The New York Botanical Garden
Through October 30, 2011 - Bronx

Ask experts from the Yama Ki Bonsai Society and Shanti Bithi Nursery as well as Garden docents all about the art of bonsai, miniaturizing mature shrubs and trees to create living sculptures. Through October 30.

Harbes Family Farm & Vineyard 15th Annual Fall Festival! - Harbes Family Farm & Vineyard
Through October 30, 2011 - Mattituck

Enjoy pumpking picking, apple picking, themed corn maze, pony and hay rides and live music.

Drop in Playtime - The Art Farm in the City
Through October 31, 2011 - Manhattan

All ages can drop in for animal time, arts snd crafts, and creative play in the playroom. Drop off available for ages 2½ and up.

Atlantis Explorer Tour Boat - Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center
Through October 31, 2011 - Riverhead

Discover the ecological wonders of Long Island's waterways aboard the Atlantis Explorer. Enjoy hands-on exploration such as trap pulls, close encounters with marine creatures, and an educational stroll along the shore. Daily: May through October (weather permitting).

LOOK AT ME! Kids in Portrait - Westport Public Library
Through October 31, 2011 - Westport

Ridgefield artist Elaine Clayton and Chappaqua artist Kim Travagliato exhibit their portraits of kids alongside self-portraits done by preschoolers.

Apple Festival - Ellsworth Hill Orchard & Berry Farm
Through October 31, 2011 - Sharon

Apple picking,raspberry picking,pumpkin & gourd picking, crossword puzzle corn maze.View a cider mill where cider is made fresh from our apples. Take a hay ride for mountain top views.

THE HUGO BOSS PRIZE 2010 - Hans-Peter Feldmann - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through November 02, 2011 -

Hans-Peter Feldmann, winner of THE HUGO BOSS PRIZE 2010, has spent over four decades conducting a profound investigation into the influence of the visual environment on our subjective reality. Composing images and objects into serial archives, uncanny combinations, and other illuminating new contexts, his work unearths the latent associations and sentiments that permeate the familiar landscape of daily life.

Literally Alive Children's Theatre Presents 'Stone Soup' the Musical - Players Theatre
Through November 05, 2011 - Manhattan

Set in Revolutionary War America, two lost soldiers stumble upon the "perfect" village while searching for food and shelter. Unfortunately, the villagers are not so willing to share with these weary men until the soldiers begin to make their favorite meal - Stone Soup. This classic fable, told with mirth and music, makes us realize that anything is possible if we all work together. The audience is asked to bring canned goods to place in a soup pot that will be given to local soup kitchens. In the interactive arts workshops prior to the performance, the audience learns how the story was turned into a musical and discusses the themes of the show and how the arts bring literature to life. Kids and families will also make a special art project and take it home as a souvenir.

Talk to Me: Design and the Communication between People and Objects - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through November 07, 2011 - New York

Talk to Me explores the communication between people and things. All objects contain information that goes well beyond their immediate use or appearance. In some cases, objects like cell phones and computers exist to provide us with access to complex systems and networks, behaving as gateways and interpreters. Whether openly and actively, or in subtle, subliminal ways, things talk to us, and designers help us develop and improvise the dialogue. The exhibition focuses on objects that involve a direct interaction, such as interfaces, information systems, visualization design, and communication devices, and on projects that establish an emotional, sensual, or intellectual connection with their users. Examples range from a few iconic products of the late 1960s to several projects currently in development—including computer and machine interfaces, websites, video games, devices and tools, furniture and physical products, and extending to installations and whole environments. The Department of Architecture and Design is documenting the process of organizing Talk to Me from its early stages through its opening in July 2011 and beyond via an online journal. The site features projects we are currently studying and some we have already selected, along with relevant references and feedback and suggestions from designers and writers. Since we always cast our nets very wide and count on suggestions and opinions from the design community, this step comes very naturally. Besides, communication is what this exhibition is all about. Visit the online journal at MoMA.org/talktome.

"Imaginocean" - New World Stages
Through November 09, 2011 - Manhattan

A new family musical adventure, created and written by Emmy and Tony Award-nominated actor John Tartaglia, "Imaginocean" follows the undersea adventures of a group of fish friends who uncover a treasure map that leads them to learn about themselves and ultimately uncover the treasure of each other's friendship.

Science Farmers Market - New York Hall of Science
Through November 13, 2011 - Queens

Bring the family to the Science Farmers Market. At this event, there will be fresh food as well as fresh ideas to help New Yorkers improve their quality of life and understanding of produce.

'Uncle Pirate' - Vital Theatre Company's McGinn/Cazale Theatre
Through November 13, 2011 - Manhattan

Wilson is just your average kid until the day he finds out his uncle is real live pirate. With help from Uncle Pirate and his faithful talking penguin, maybe, just maybe, Wilson can survive the fourth grade.

Science Farmers Market - New York Hall of Science
Through November 13, 2011 - Corona

Come to New York Hall of Science to experience fresh food and fresh ideas. This food for thought helps New Yorkers improve their quality of life and understanding of produce. Bring your kids out to get some fresh air and help pick out the ingredients for a delicious home-cooked meal.

Carlito Carvalhosa: Sum of Days - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through November 14, 2011 - New York

Brazilian artist Carlito Carvalhosa (b. 1961) conceived Sum of Days as an environmental and participatory sound installation—a monumental, voluminous construction made of soft, white, translucent material that hangs from ceiling to floor and takes the shape of an elliptical labyrinth. This structure hides, or interrupts, the defined limits of its surrounding architectural space, suspending visitors' spatial references and allowing an experience of total immersion. A system of microphones hangs from various heights and records the day's ambient noise, which is played back the following day through several speakers. Each day a new recording is superimposed over the previous one, gradually dimming the oldest sounds into a layer of whispers. Adding yet another element of sound will be periodic musical performances from within the installation. The accumulation of these recordings will constitute an immaterial layering of time—an auditory memory of the accidental noise inherent in everyday experience. This marks the artist's first exhibition in the United States. Musical performances, each 60 to 90 minutes long, take place weekly within the installation between September 8 and November 10. The performers are Lisa Bielawa, David Crowell, Jon Gibson, Philip Glass, Carla Kihlstedt, Michael Riesman, Mick Rossi, and Andrew Sterman. Times are announced via MoMA's Twitter account (@MuseumModernArt) on the day of the event.

Tibetan Contemporary: Tantric Vision in Contemporary Self- Expression - Tibet House US
Through November 15, 2011 - New York

Tibet House US is proud to present an exhibition of visionary Tibetan contemporary art entitled "Tibetan Contemporary: Tantric Vision in Contemporary Self- Expression.” The featured Tibetan artists have created remarkable modern works that merge their classical aesthetics with individual expressiveness, creating a new art that expands magnificently beyond their highly disciplined traditional artistic heritage. The exhibition will be on display at the Tibet House US gallery from September 14th – November 15th, 2011. There will be a special opening reception on September 14th from 6-8pm. Tibet House US is located at 22 West 15th Street. The gallery is open to the public Monday-Friday from 12noon - 5 p.m.

Spring Valley Farmers Market - Corner of Parking Lot Below the Spring Valley Post Office
Through November 16, 2011 - Spring Valley

The Spring Valley Farmers Market runs every Wednesday, rain or shine, until November 16. The market features fresh, local foods, including fruits and vegitables, herbs, cut flowers, and live plants.

Queens Botanical Garden Farmers Market - Queens Botanical Garden
Through November 18, 2011 - Corona

Farmers Markets are a great place to introduce your kids to healthy food and the people who make it. The Queens Botanical Gardens Farmers Market runs every Friday, from 8:30AM-4:00PM, rain or shine, until November 18th. The market features fresh, local foods, including local fruits, vegetables and herbs, cut flowers and live plants, and certified organic nuts, nut butters, and fair-trade coffee.

GrowNYC Greenmarket - Socrates Sculpture Park
Through November 19, 2011 - Long Island City

This market will serve the Long Island City and Astoria communities with farm-fresh fruits and vegetables and family-friendly activities every week. For over 30 years GrowNYC has been working to promote regional agriculture, preserve farmland, and ensure a continuing supply of fresh, local produce for all New Yorkers. To learn more about GrowNYC's Greenmarket program, visit www.growNYC.org, and visit www.socratessculpturepark.org additional information.

Jamaica Farmers Market -
Through November 19, 2011 - Jamaica

Farmers Markets are a great place to introduce your kids to healthy food and the people who make it. The Jamaica Farmers Market runs every Friday and Saturday, rain or shine, until November 11th. The market features fresh, local foods, including local herbs, fruits, vegetables, cut flowers and live plants. Pork products are also available as well as certified organic nuts and fair-trade coffee.

Piermont Farmers Market - M & T Bank Parking Lot
Through November 20, 2011 - Piermont

This weekly market is back for its 7th season. Organizers promise new vendors and increased variety for shoppers. In addition to food, visitors can find live music, cooking demonstrations, and fresh fruit and vegetable tastings.

Piermont Farmers Market - M & T Bank Parking Lot
Through November 20, 2011 - Piermont

The market runs every Sunday, rain or shine, until November 20. It features local produce, certified organic nuts and fair-trade coffee, artisanal baked goods, artisanal cheeses, grass-fed beef, Hudson Valley wines, old-fashioned pickles and olives, cut flowers, and a variety of specialty foods.

Free Crafts for Kids - Cupcake Corner Too
Through November 20, 2011 - Garden City

Every Saturday and Sunday afternoon kids can enjoy making fun crafts items. The craft varies each weekend and takes approximately 20-40 minutes to complete, depending upon the age of the child.

Weekly Storytime - Barnes & Noble - Manhasset
Through November 22, 2011 - Manhasset

The store hosts a bi-weekly story hour full of books and activities for little ones.

Stone Cold Fox: This Is Not Art - Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre
Through November 25, 2011 - New York

Stone Cold Fox invites you to Project Space, an extremely Important Theater located in an abandoned asbestos factory in Brooklyn's Chicken Plucking District. Project Space is devoted to Art, not entertainment. But we do need money, so we'll be presenting a preview of our upcoming season, complete with many Important Art Scenes, which are definitely not comedy sketches. Comedy sketches are not Art. Please join us for Stone Cold Fox: This Is Not Art, an excruciatingly important night at the theater. And please bring your checkbook. Starring D'Arcy Carden, Johnathan Fernandez, Fran Gillespie, Brandon Scott Jones, Molly Lloyd, John Murray, and Nate Smith. Written by Leila Cohan-Miccio, Evan Greenspoon, Brandon Gulya, Matt Hunziker, Owen Parsons, and Michael Trapp. Directed by Neil W. Casey.

Alley Pond Adventure Course - Alley Pond Park Adventure Center
Through November 27, 2011 - Glen Oaks

Bring the family out for a fun and challenging activity every Sunday at the largest ropes course in the tri-state area. These programs foster trust, problem solving, and team building while providing outdoor recreational fun. Open to families and individuals ages 8 and above. Please arrive half an hour before each session to register, and bring a valid photo ID. Open-toe shoes are not permitted.

Finding Yggdrassil: Portraits of Trees by Anders Knutsson - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Through November 27, 2011 -

Throughout history, the tree has played a central role in the imagination and spirituality of human culture, representing life, sustenance, beauty, strength, age, and nature itself. In this exhibit, artist Anders Knutsson pays tribute to this enduring symbol with his portraits of trees of the world, including gems among BBG's collections.

My Fair Lady - Westchester Broadway Theatre
Through November 27, 2011 - Elmsford

Perhaps the most popular musical of the 1950s, "My Fair Lady" is based on George Bernard Shaw's classic play "Pygmalion." The story revolves around Eliza Doolittle, a coarse peddler of flowers in Covent Garden who agrees to take speech lessons from phonetician Henry Higgins in order to fulfill her dream of working in a flower shop.

Mill Neck Manor Campus and Mansion Tours - Mill Neck Manor
Through December 04, 2011 - Mill Neck

Tours of this Tudor Revival mansion are led by a docent and are available on Sundays, July 10, August 7, September 25, October 2, November 6 and December 4. Children and teens must be accompanied by an adult at all times. No pets are allowed. Sign language interpreters will be provided for deaf guests provided a request is made in advance.

Pound Ridge & the Civil War - Pound Ridge Museum
Through December 04, 2011 - Pound Ridge

The exhibit remembers the 109 men of Pound Ridge, almost 32% of the male population (18+) in 1861, who bravely served the Union. A special video exhibit highlights pages from the diary of Sgt. George E. Dixon, who stood guard over the Lincoln conspirators and witnessed their court trial and execution. Also on exhibit, original Civil War art by Don Spaulding, original Union uniforms, and other memorabilia.

Morningside Park Farmers Market - Morningside Park
Through December 10, 2011 - Manhattan

The market features fresh, local foods, including local produce, certified organic nuts and fair-trade coffee, artisanal baked goods, artisanal cheeses, grass-fed beef, locally produced and sourced cured meats, artisanal pasta made from local grains, old-fashioned pickles and olives, cut flowers, and a variety of specialty foods. Occasional family-friendly events include apple tastings and live music.

Adoptive Families Support Group - Nyack Library
Through December 15, 2011 - Nyack

This ongoing support group is for parents looking for professional guidance as they raise their adoptive child, or who are in the process of adopting a child and need support and resources. Childcare is available. Group meets the third Thursday of each month. For more information, contact Katie at 914-629-5849 or askkatie@gmail.com.

Burton Silverman: The Humanist Spirit - Hofstra University Museum - Emily Lowe Gallery
Through December 16, 2011 - Hempstead

The exhibition Burton Silverman: The Humanist Spirit demonstrates the continuing power of the realist tradition in the 21st century. Silverman is known for his ability to carefully balance formal visual elements in his realistic representations as he captures the very essence of his subjects. The exhibit runs thorough December 16, 2011.

Rap Guide to Evolution - Soho Playhouse
Through December 17, 2011 -

Written and performed by Baba Brinkman, with DJ Mr Simmonds. Directed by Dodd Loomis. Projections by Wendall Harrington. "Astonishing and Brilliant!" - The New York Times. “Brilliantly conceived and effervescently performed!" - The Scotsman. A smash hit at the Edinburgh Fringe and around the world, THE RAP GUIDE is at once provocative and scientifically accurate, hilarious and intelligent. Brinkman performs his clever reworkings of popular rap singles as well as his own originals to illustrate Natural Selection, Sexual Selection, Evolutionary Psychology and much more. As Edinburgh's Scotsman newspaper said, "you'll never look at a hip-hop music video in the same way again." Soho Playhouse - 15 Vandam St. (between Varick St and 6th Avenue) Performance Schedule: Tuesday 8pm | Wednesday 8pm | Thursday 8pm| Friday 8pm Saturday 7pm & 9:30pm | Sunday 5pm & 7:30pm SPECIAL OFFER! $29 (Reg. $39.50) Performances June 17- 25 $ 39 (Reg. $55) Beginning June 28 THREE EASY WAYS TO BUY: ONLINE: Visit www.RapGuidetoEvolution.com and use code MARK11 PHONE: Call 212.352.3101 and mention code MARK11 IN PERSON- Print out a copy of this offer and visit Soho Playhouse Box Office- 15 Vandam St (between Varick St and 6th Avenue) FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT: www.RapGuidetoEvolution.com *Offer expires 9/5/11. Offer is subject to availability and may be revoked at any time. Offer includes $0.75 facility fee. Offer not valid 6/26/11. Blackout dates may apply. Normal service charges apply to online and phone orders. No exchanges or refunds. Not valid for prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other offers. Schedule subject to change. All sales are final.

"Rap Guide to Evolution" - Soho Playhouse
Through December 17, 2011 - Manhattan

Writer and performer Baba Brinkman performs his clever reworkings of popular rap singles as well as his own originals to illustrate natural selection, sexual selection, evolutionary psychology and much more.

Children's Classes in Ballet and Flamenco/Salsa Fall 2011 - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through December 17, 2011 - New York

Flamenco Latino offers affordable Flamenco/Salsa and now also Ballet classes for children at their midtown studio this fall. September 10-December 17, 2011. 12 weekly classes with breaks for Jewish holidays and Thanksgiving. Wednesday - 4:30-5:30 pm, Flamenco/Salsa, Ages 7-12; 5:30-6:30 pm, Beginner Ballet. Friday - 4:00-5:00 pm, Beginner Ballet; 4:30-5:30 pm, Flamenco/Salsa, Ages 7-12. Saturday - 12:00-1:00 pm, Basic Beginner Ballet; 1:00-2:00 pm, Flamenco/Salsa, Ages 7-12. All Flamenco/Salsa Classes taught by Aurora Reyes. All Ballet Classes taught by Rosemarie Lindt. Prices for Fall 2011 Term: 12 classes, $120 (one class per week, $12/class); 24 classes, $220 (two classes per week, about $9/class); 36 classes, $300 (three classes per week, about $8/class!). 4 classes trial pack, $45 (you can apply this payment to upgrade to 12-pack, 24-pack, 36-pack). Single Trial Class (one time only), $12. Class for adult along with your children, $12/each. Email flamlat@verizon.net or call 212-399-8519 for info and to reserve. http://www.flamencolatino.com/class/childafterschoolsatclass.html

Beginner Flamenco Singing Class-Fall Session - Flamenco Latino
Through December 17, 2011 - New York

Flamenco Latino offers a new class in Cante (flamenco singing) for beginners. Most classes will be led by Alfonso Cid with a couple of sessions led by Basilio Georges and Aurora Reyes on the established material. Fall Session runs September 8-December 19, 2011 on Thursdays 6:30-7:30 pm at Flamenco Latino Studio 250 W. 54th St., Suite 404 New York, NY 10019 212-399-8519 Cost: Fall term prices: --12 pack paid in advance- $192.00 ($16/class) --12 pack paid in three installments by credit card- $204.00($68/4wk term, $17/class) --4 pack paid in advance-$72.00 ($18/class) --Walk in class- $20.00 (only available until 9/27) In this course, students will learn the basics of flamenco singing, emphasizing diaphragmatic breathing and voice placement or “impostatción.” The class will start building upon basic cante repertoire such as sevillanas, tangos,fandangos and rumbas. The class will also focus on flamenco rhythms and handclapping, flamenco scales and terminology so students can communicate in the traditional lingo with guitarists and flamenco dancers. Lyrics and translations of the “letras” will be provided. The course is taught in English, and no previous knowledge of music or Spanish is required. It is ideal for people who want to deepen their understanding of flamenco music or for flamenco dancers who want to broaden their experience of this art form. Please respond by email or call 212-399-8519 with questions or to reserve.

Basic Beginner Flamenco this Fall - Flamenco Latino
Through December 17, 2011 - New York

Discover flamenco at Flamenco Latino in midtown Manhattan! Aurora Reyes offers a Basic Beginner Flamenco class on Monday evenings. Mondays from 6-7 PM, Fall term runs September 12- December 19, 2011. at Flamenco Latino Studio 244 W 54th Street, 4th floor (bet. B-way and 8th Ave.) Fall term prices: --12 pack paid in advance- $192.00 ($16/class) --12 pack paid in three installments by credit card- $204.00($68/4wk term,$17/class) --4 pack paid in advance-$72.00 ($18/class) --Walk in class- $20.00 (only available until 9/27) Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes with a hard sole. For ladies, pumps are preferred. Email or call with questions and to reserve: 212-399-8519 www.flamencolatino.com

The Reluctant Dragon - Puppetworks
Through December 18, 2011 - Brooklyn

Playing through December 18 is this very unique performance of Kenneth Grahame's 1898 tale in which a boy befriends a poetry-loving dragon. Like most modern tales involving dragons, the townsfolk don't like the relationship too much.

Flamenco Latino Fall Classes - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through December 19, 2011 - NY

Flamenco Latino offers a wide variety of classes each week in their midtown studio at 244 W 54th St., 4th fl.! Fall term: September 6- December 19, 2011. Monday: Basic Beginner Flamenco with Aurora Reyes, Mon. 6-7 pm; Advanced Beginner Flamenco with Aurora, Mon. 7-8:30 pm; Group Intermediate Cante Class with Alfonso Cid, Mon. 8:30-9:45 pm. Tuesday: Advanced Beginner Flamenco Incorporating Props (Castanets, Hat, Fan & Shawl) with Aurora, Tues. 6-7:30 pm. Wednesday: Beginner Sevillanas with Aurora, Wed. 6:30-8 pm; Advanced Beginner Flamenco Guitar Group with Basilio Georges, Wed. 8:00-9:30 pm. Thursday: Beginner Cante with Alfonso and Basilio, Thurs. 6:30-7:30 pm; Flamenco Music Ensemble with Basilio, Thurs. 7:30-9:30 pm. Friday: Intermediate Group Guitar with Basilio, Fri. 12:15-1:15 pm. Saturday: Advanced Beginner/Intermediate Flamenco with Aurora, Sat. 3:00-4:00 pm; Basic Beginner Flamenco Guitar Group with Basilio, Sat. 4:00-5:00 pm. Fall term prices: --12 pack paid in advance- $192.00 ($16/class); --12 pack paid in three installments by credit card- $204.00($68/4wk term,$17/class); --4 pack paid in advance-$72.00 ($18/class); --Walk in class- $20.00 (only available until 9/27). Email flamlat@verizon.net or Call now with questions or to reserve! 212-399-8519 www.flamencolatino.com

Flamenco Class Incorporating Props - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through December 19, 2011 - New York

Aurora Reyes, of Flamenco Latino, offers Flamenco Dance Incorporating Props for Adv. Beginners Tuesdays, 6-7:30 PM. Fall term runs September 6- December 19, 2011 at Flamenco Latino Studio, 244 W54 St., 4th fl. (bet. Broadway and 8th Ave.). Technique and choreography for dances that use... -- castanets and Sombrero Cordoves. For example, Tanguillos de Cadiz, and Garrotin (hat only) dances. --Abanico (fan) as in such dances as Guajiras (fan + castanets) and Caracoles (fan only). -- manton (shawl) used in Solea and Seguiriya. We plan to rotate palos. We have extra fans, mantons, hats and castanets at the studio in case you forget yours! Fall term prices: --12 pack paid in advance- $192.00 ($16/class) --12 pack paid in three installments by credit card- $204.00($68/4wk term,$17/class) --4 pack paid in advance-$72.00 ($18/class) --Walk in class- $20.00 (only available until 9/27) Email or Call 212-399-8519 to reserve. www.flamencolatino.com

Group Guitar Classes-2011 - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through December 20, 2011 -

FLAMENCO GUITAR GROUP CLASSES at Flamenco Latino Studio with Basilio Georges. Advanced Beginner Flamenco Guitar Group. Wed. 8:00-9:30 pm - Technique exercises, Basic rasqueados, Learn to play simple arrangements with the other students in time . Intermediate Group Guitar - Fri. 12:15-1:15 pm. Technique, technique, technique, Basic compas patterns in various toques, Falsetas, solo routines, Learn to use falsetas you already have, and play them in rhythm. Basic Beginner Flamenco Guitar Group - Schedule TBD Learn right hand techniques and hand placement, basic chord shifts, hammers and pull-offs, scales Need a minimum of four people - taking enrollment now 8 classes paid in advance, $140 Starting week of June 27, after candidates make contact with Basilio and submit schedule availability for either Mon 7:30-8:30 pm, Tues 7:30-8:30 pm, or Wed 7:00-8:00 pm. Price $70 for 4-pack, $20 individually.Credit cards accepted. Email or call Basilio at 212-399-8519 Classes held at: Flamenco Latino Studio 244 W 54th Street, 4th floor (between B-way and 8th Ave.) NY,NY 10019 www.flamencolatino.com

Music Classes for Kids - Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library
Through December 21, 2011 - Piermont

Presented by Moon River Music Together with Catherine Rubin, this class explores how the early childhood program of Music Together® teaches music through play. Class meets the third Wednesday of each month.

NYChessKids Chess Tournament - PS 116 - The Mary Lindley Murray School
Through December 22, 2011 - Manhattan

NYChessKids provide a positive chess learning experience for all ages and levels - from kindergarten to 12th grade - through its after-school classes. Light snack included. For more information, e-mail nychesskids@gmail.com.

PS163 Afterschool Chess - NYChessKids
Through December 23, 2011 - Manhattan

NYChessKids provide a positive chessplaying experience for all ages and levels - from kindergarten to 12th grade - through its after-school classes. For more information, e-mail nychesskids@gmail.com.

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Through December 25, 2011 - New York, NY

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Parents of Teen & Tweens Support Group - Riverview Nursery School
Through December 26, 2011 - Nyack

This ongoing support group is for parents of teens and tweens who want to improve communication with their children, share ideas, foster independence while setting limits, and more. Group meets every other Monday.

Parents of Teen & Tweens Support Group - Riverview Nursery School
Through December 26, 2011 - Nyack

Parents are encouraged to learn how to improve communication with their teen or tween in this professionally-facilitated support group. Participants can share ideas and concerns as well as gain strategies for: setting limits, establishing trust, fostering independence, and encouraging competence and accountability. For more information or to register, contact Katie Berry at 914-629-5849 or askkatie@gmail.com. Group meets every other Monday.

Wii Play - Game On! - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
Through December 26, 2011 - Garnerville

Tweens are invited to join the library's weekly video gamer's club and challenge themself and their friends on the Wii. Gamers can practice before participating in tournaments on the library's big-screen TV! No registration required. Each Monday.

Toddler Story Hour - Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library
Through December 26, 2011 - Piermont

Children ages 6 months to 5 years old are invited to enjoy books and crafts with Piermont's own Agnes Caniza. Each Monday except holidays.

Grandparent/Grandchild Program - New York City Police Museum
Through December 27, 2011 - Manhattan

Grandparents and grandchildren are invited to participate in activity play in the Junior Officers Discovery Zone.

Parenting Support Group at Head Start - Nyack Head Start
Through December 28, 2011 - Nyack

This weekly support group includes a free dinner, childcare, and Spanish translation. Group meets each Wednesday.

Breastfeeding Support Group - Rockland County Department of Health
Through December 28, 2011 - Pomona

The Rockland County Department of Health invites nursing moms (and babies) and pregnant women to a weekly Mother 2 Mother (M2M) Breastfeeding Support Group. The group meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month, starting April 27, and is led by Health Department Certified Lactation Counselors. For more information call Laurie at 845-364-3865 or email messingL@co.rockland.ny.us.

Art Classes for Children Grades 4 and Up - Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library
Through December 28, 2011 - Piermont

Students can create imaginative art projects on a number of themes in this weekly class. Techniques include drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, and mixed media. Students will also be introduced to various artists from art history. All materials, including smocks, are provided. Class size is limited to 10 students. Please call 359-4595 or e-mail alexis@piermontlibrary.org to register. Class meets each Wednesday.

Children's Storytime - Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Nanuet
Through December 28, 2011 - Nanuet

Bring your favorite toddler to the store's children's department for weekly storytimes. Stories told each Wednesday.

Storytime and Singalong for Kids - Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
Through December 28, 2011 - Manhattan

Kids ages 3 and younger and their caretakers can join Nancy and Beth for reading, singing, and dancing.

Parents of Infants Support Group - Riverview Nursery School
Through December 29, 2011 - Nyack

Parents with children ages birth through one year old are invited to meet each Monday and Thursday for a two-hour support group. For more information, contact Katie at 914-629-5849 or askkatie@gmail.com.

Art Classes for Children Grades 1-4 - Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library
Through December 29, 2011 - Piermont

Students can create imaginative art projects on a number of themes in this weekly class. Techniques include drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, and mixed media. Students will also be introduced to various artists from art history. All materials, including smocks, are provided. Class size is limited to 10 students. Please call 359-4595 or e-mail alexis@piermontlibrary.org to register. Class meets each Thursday.

National Geographic Crittercam: The World Through Animal Eyes - Mystic Aquarium
Through December 31, 2011 -

Swim through tropical landscapes with turtles, dive beneath the ice with penguins and forage in the forest with a family of bears — experience life as animals do in a new exhibition opening February 9, 2011 at Mystic Aquarium. Through interactive displays, firsthand footage and evocative environments, visitors to the exhibit can explore the many stories and animals that are part of the science and adventure of Crittercam. The exhibit focuses on Crittercam’s deployment on seals and sea lions, sharks, sea turtles, whales, penguins, bears and lions.

Geographic Crittercam--The World Through Animal Eyes - Mystic Aquarium
Through December 31, 2011 - Mystic

In this new exhibit, strategically placed cameras allow visitors to get a close-up view of some of the animals including turtles, penguins and bears.

Brook Trout Exhibit - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Wildlife Education Center
Through December 31, 2011 - 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.

Sunday Brunch - Bourbon Street
Through December 31, 2011 - Bayside

Children 12 and under eat FREE at Bourbon Street for Brunch with the purchase of an adult entree. This is an ongoing event each Sunday. Kids do not eat complimentary on holiday Sundays.

Free crafts for kids every Saturday and Sunday - Lakeshore Learning Store
Through December 31, 2011 - New Hyde Park

Put little hands to work every Saturday and Sunday with fun craft activities at all Lakeshore Learning Store locations. This free program is ideal for kids ages 3 and up. The program runs through December 31.

Writing the Garden: A Collection of Books from The New York Society Library and Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, Principal Founder of the Central Park Conservancy - the New York Society Library
Through December 31, 2011 -

Writing the Garden: A Collection of Books from The New York Society Library and Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, Principal Founder of the Central Park Conservancy. Books on display span more than 150 years and opening fresh vistas into the World of Gardens. Writing the Garden will feature works by remarkable gardeners who wrote with great knowledge and deep passion stemming from their love of nature, plants, and horticulture.

Happy Feet 4D Experience - Madame Tussauds New York
Through December 31, 2011 - New York

Happy Feet 4-D Experience Put on your dancing shoes and boogie with Mumble in Happy Feet 4-D Experience. Journey to Antarctica to meet a lively colony of Emperor Penguins faced with a diminishing food supply. Mumble sets out on an adventure to appeal to the better nature of humans and tries to reason with them to stop stealing the fish. Using courage and bravery, the banished Mumble soon realizes that his toe-tapping talent isn’t a burden, but a gift to be treasured — and his dancing feet may ultimately save his endangered colony! Featured in digital 3-D and brought to life with 4-D multi-sensory effects, this is an immersive experience for the whole family to enjoy.

'Mother The Job' - Museum of Motherhood
Through December 31, 2011 - Manhattan

A multimedia exploration of integrated art forms, including film, sculpture, photography, domestic artifacts, and original writings portraying the day-to-day life of the mother and her relationship with her child, raising questions regarding "human" capital and "economic" capital.

Cyberchase – The Chase is on! - Stepping Stones Museum for Children
Through December 31, 2011 - Norwalk

This new temporary exhibit is based on the Emmy award-winning PBS Kids Go! math mystery cartoon Cyberchase and offers a hands-on, educational exhibit through which children and families are encouraged to explore problem-solving in a family-friendly environment.

Mystery at the Museum: An Accomplice Adventure - American Museum Of Natural History
Through December 31, 2011 - Manhattan

On this exciting adventure through the museum - part game, part theater, part walking tour - you'll meet characters, follow clues, and solve puzzles as you unravel a tale that takes you to iconic museum locations and behind-the-scenes areas.

Split Second - Indian Paintings - Brooklyn Museum
Through January 01, 2012 -

Split Second invites the Brooklyn Museum's online community to participate in a project that will result in a small installation of Indian paintings from the Museum's permanent collection. Taking its inspiration from the critically acclaimed book Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, by Malcolm Gladwell, this online experiment and resulting installation will explore how our initial reaction to a work of art is affected by what we know, what we're asked, and what we're told about the object in question. Split Second begins with a three-part activity that explores the Museum's collection of Indian paintings; participation is open to anyone with an Internet connection. The first stage explores split-second reactions: in a timed trial, participants will be asked to select which painting they prefer from a randomly generated pair of images. Next, participants will be asked to write in their own words about a painting before rating its appeal on a scale. In the third phase, participants will be asked to rate a work of art after being given unlimited time to view it alongside a typical interpretive text. Each part of the exercise aims to examine how a different type of information—or a lack thereof—might affect a person's reaction to a work of art. Split Second culminates with an installation on the Museum's second floor, opening July 13, 2011. Visitors will be able to view a small selection of the paintings that generated the most controversial and dynamic responses during the evaluation process, accompanied by a visualization and analysis of the data collected. The Brooklyn Museum's collection of Indian paintings ranks among the top ten in the United States, representing the artistic traditions of many different regions, with examples dating from the fifteenth century to the nineteenth. Many of the works in this project have not been on view for several years, owing to their light sensitivity. The installation offers a rare opportunity to see these paintings in person and consider them in a new light. Split Second: Indian Paintings is organized by Shelley Bernstein, Chief of Technology, in consultation with Joan Cummins, Lisa and Bernard Selz Curator of Asian Art, Brooklyn Museum.

Get Your Gears Turning - The Curious World of Patent Models - Hudson River Museum
Through January 01, 2012 - Yonkers

America's manufacturing success is primarily due to the dreams and inventions of its many citizens. Few people realize that from the time Thomas Jefferson formed the U.S. Patent Office in 1790, and throughout the American Industrial Revolution, inventors were required to submit a working, scale model of their inventions, when applying for a patent. "Problem-solving with American ingenuity" is seen in more than 50 intricately crafted, working scale, one-of-a-kind models of inventions that were submitted to the U.S. Patent Office from the 1880s through the early 1900s. Intriguing to viewers of all ages, gadget- and invention-buffs, and everyday folks, the inventions are now a permanent part of our culture from the first patented rocking chair and foldout bed to a burglar alarm. The Rothschild Collection is the world's largest gathering of viewable U.S. Patent Models. Through January 1, 2012.

Split Second: Indian Paintings - Brooklyn Museum
Through January 01, 2012 -

Initially, Brooklyn Museum's online community was asked to rate, by viewing for literally a second or less, a series of classical Indian paintings, prompted by questions regarding appeal, controversial nature, and overall quality in a timed trial. The results appear in this exhibition along with an explanation of how participants derived their responses. Split Second was inspired by author Malcolm Gladwell's work and offers a glimpse into how people respond to what they know, what they're asked, and what they are told about an object in question.

'The World's Largest Dinosaurs' - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 02, 2012 - Manhattan

This exhibit will take visitors beyond the bones and into the amazing anatomy of a uniquely super-sized group of dinosaurs who thrived for 140 million years: the long-necked and long-tailed sauropods. Interactive exhibits ? including the centerpiece, a life-sized model of a 60-foot Mamenchisaurus ? will take visitors inside these giants' bodies, shedding light on how an extremely large animal breathes, eats, moves, and survives.

The World's Largest Dinosaurs - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 02, 2012 -

A new exhibition that goes beyond traditional fossil shows to reveal how dinosaurs actually lived by taking visitors into the amazing anatomy of a uniquely super-sized group of dinosaurs: the long-necked and long-tailed sauropods, which ranged in size from 15 to 150 feet long. Drawing on the latest science that looks in part to existing organisms to understand these extinct giants, The World's Largest Dinosaurs will answer such intriguing questions as how an extremely large animal breathes, eats, moves, and survives by illuminating how size and scale are related to basic biological functions. Innovative interactive exhibits -- including the exhibition centerpiece, a life-sized, fleshed-out model of a 60-foot- long, 11-foot-tall female Mamenchisaurus, known for its remarkable, 30-foot neck -- will take visitors inside these giants' bodies, shedding light on how heart rate, respiration, metabolism, and reproduction are linked to size. An interactive excavation at the end of the exhibition will introduce visitors to how dinosaurs are discovered in the field through a replicated dig site.

194X–9/11: American Architects and the City - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through January 02, 2012 - New York

In 1942 -- shortly after the U.S. entered World War II -- Architectural Forum magazine commissioned a group of architects, including Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, to design projects for a hypothetical postwar American city, rethinking both urban community life and the relationship between architecture and urban planning. The aim was to project an optimistic postwar period of growth and prosperity to begin as soon as hostilities ended, in 194X -- soon, it was hoped. Over half a century later the country is once again engaged in global conflict and—in the wake of 9/11 and the ongoing financial crisis -- undergoing a major reconsideration of urban and suburban space. This year marks the 10th anniversary of 9/11, an event that ushered in a new era of architectural anticipation and uncertainty, and gave rise to a flurry of urban rebuilding projects, some of which are only finally seeing the light of day at Ground Zero. Drawn from MoMA's architectural holdings, this exhibition shows the work of a variety of architects who took on the urban scale in a spirit of recasting the form and daily experience of the city. In addition to Mies van der Rohe, featured architects include Louis Kahn, Paul Rudolph, Rem Koolhaas and OMA, and United Architects.

Romare Bearden (1911–1988): A Centennial Celebration - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 02, 2012 -

Romare Bearden's vibrant mural-size tableau The Block (1971) will be on view as part of a centennial celebration of the artist's birth. The Block, an eighteen-foot-long collage, celebrates the Harlem neighborhood in New York City that nurtured and inspired so much of the artist's life and work. Bearden's elaborate and colorful cut-paper collages elevated this genre to a major art form through its unusual materials, expressionist color, abstracted forms, flattened shapes and spaces, and shifts in perspective and scale—all the while maintaining focus on the human narrative being told within a single city block.

Flamenco & Salsa Lovers: Your Chance to be in a Latin Ensemble! - Flamenco Latino
Through January 05, 2012 - New York

Improve your ensemble performance skills in this creative workshop! Seeking musicians and singers to study in Flamenco Latino's collaborative workshop, FLAMENCO LATINO MUSIC ENSEMBLE. The workshop is open to committed students from the intermediate level to the retired professional. Led by Basilio Georges with several visiting artists, this class offers a unique opportunity to study collaboratively and perform with other musicians and flamenco and salsa artists. Thursdays, 7:30-9:30 PM at Flamenco Latino, 244 W 54th St., 4th fl., NY, NY. Call 212-399-8519 or email to register. $20/class OR $70/4-pack (Only being offered through 8/26. The fall term will require commitment to purchase 8-10 session pack at $17.50/session.) Credit/debit cards accepted. www.flamencolatino.com --Study a wide array of songs that exemplify specific Flamenco ida y vuelta styles such as guajiras, rumba and colombianas, as well as the influence flamenco amalgamated from Latin musical traditions starting with the Cuban Habanera,which over the years has produced other forms such as son, guaracha, rumba, mambo, bolero and salsa. --Develop traditional and unusual music and dance arrangements to be performed at Flamenco Latino's studio theater in early November and early December! --Seeking flamenco guitarists, singers, percussion and other instruments in the string, woodwind or brass family. Non-flamenco instruments will need some reading experience. --Flamenco guitarists who have not studied at Flamenco Latino before have to meet with Basilio to determine if this class is a good fit for you. http://www.flamencolatino.com/artists/basiliogeorges.htm With over 30 years of professional experience, Basilio Georges offers an incredible mix of traditional and modern Flamenco styles and techniques, and is also able to work with written music or tablature. Fluent in Spanish, he has lived and worked in Spain and accompanied many well known artists throughout his career.

August Sander and Seydou Keïta - Portraiture and Social Identity - The Walther Collection Project Space
Through January 07, 2012 -

Thursday - Saturday, 12pm - 6pm. On September 23, the Walther Collection will unite the portraiture of two modern photography masters, August Sander and Seydou Keïta, whose images vividly capture the rapid social transformations of the twentieth century through the faces of everyday people. Encapsulating two distinct cultures in pivotal moments of societal transition, Sander and Keïta's portraits reflect on the experience and role of the individual in Germany and Mali. The dual presentation, on view at the Walther Collection Project Space through January 7, 2012, considers how these prolific photographers documented the visual histories and shifting identities of their two countries. August Sander and Seydou Keïta: Portraiture and Social Identity brings together approximately 60 black-and-white photographs by the two artists, encompassing select works from Sander's portfolio Antlitz der Zeit (Face of our Time) from the 1910s and 1920s, one of the most enduring and influential essays in modern photography, and from Keïta's portraiture of residents in Mali's capital city Bamako in the late 1940s and mid-1950s. The artists were first presented in dialogue as part of the Walther Collection's 2010 inaugural exhibition, Events of the Self: Portraiture and Social Identity, curated by Okwui Enwezor, in Neu-Ulm/Burlafingen, Germany. German photographer August Sander (1876-1964) is considered one of the greatest photographers of the twentieth century, and like his contemporaries, Karl Blossfeldt and Albert Renger-Patzsch, his style favored objective detail, uncompromising true-to-life representation, and a comparative approach to photography. His visual portrayals of farmers, workers, students, families, tradespeople, artists, and the bourgeoisie from early twentieth-century Germany highlight both the individuality of the sitter and the typical traits of social and occupational groups, genders, and generations. In his Antlitz der Zeit portfolio, a 60-image selection from his ongoing master project, Menschen des 20. Jahrhunderts (People of the Twentieth Century), Sander worked to create an exact photography that contextualized and highlighted varying social strata and underscored the "true psychology" of a period, unsentimentally capturing a society in transition, shifting from agriculture to industry. By contrast, Seydou Keïta (1929-2001), one of the most renowned West African photographers of the 1950s, worked with a portable studio setting, posing clients against gray or densely-patterned backdrops. Even though his reputation in Mali never dwindled, it was not until the early 1990s that Keïta's work became known internationally, alongside the studio photography of Malick Sidibé and Samuel Fosso. Working during a period of dramatic shifts in Malian familial hierarchies, migration, and political movements, Keïta made portraits of predominantly urban middle-class Bamako residents. His images reflected the society's transition through a merging of traditional and contemporary fashions, and a growing consumer culture, in the decade prior to Mali's independence from France. Frequently pictured with elaborate textiles, jewelry, radios, and cars, in highly-conscious poses, sitters expressed the emerging myth of a modern African city - to be photographed by Keïta was to be made Bamakois, beautiful, and cosmopolitan. Keïta's portrait style, which emphasized the visual interplay between sitter and site and the creation of the ideal, shaped the new image of postcolonial identity.

Frogs: A Chorus of Colors - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 08, 2012 -

This delightful exhibition will introduce visitors to the colorful and richly diverse world of frogs. More than 200 live frogs, from tiny dart poison frogs (some less than an inch long) to the enormous African bullfrog (as big as eight inches in diameter) will be shown in their re-created habitats, complete with rock ledges, live plants, and waterfalls. Approximately 25 species native to Argentina, Bolivia, Borneo, Brazil, China, Ecuador, Indonesia, Madagascar, Myanmar, Paraguay, Russia, Sumatra, the United States, Uruguay, and Vietnam, will be featured. The exhibition will explore the evolution and biology of these amphibians, their importance to ecosystems, and the threats they face in the world's changing environments. Interactive stations throughout the exhibition will invite visitors to activate recorded frog calls, view videos of frogs in action, and test their knowledge about frogs. Admission to the exhibition is $24 for adults, $14 for children, and $18 for seniors and students.

"Frogs: A Chorus of Colors" - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 08, 2012 - Manhattan

More than 200 live frogs are shown in their re-created habitats from around the world. The exhibition explores the evolution and biology of these amphibians, their importance to ecosystems, and the threats they face in the world's changing environments. Interactive stations invite visitors to activate recorded frog calls, view videos of frogs in action, and test their knowledge about frogs.

Invasion of the Bloodsuckers: Bedbugs and Beyond - Yale Peabody Museum
Through January 08, 2012 - New Haven

Learn the biology and habitats of bedbugs, head lice, mosquitoes, ticks and fleas. Learn where and how they live, how to deal with them and how to tell them apart from lookalikes.

El Museo's Bienal: The (S) Files 2011 - El Museo Del Barrio
Through January 08, 2012 - New York

El Museo's Bienal: The (S) Files 2011 is El Museo del Barrio's sixth biennial of the most innovative, cutting-edge art created by Latino, Caribbean, and Latin American artists currently working in the greater New York area. This year's edition spreads all over the city, showcasing a record 75 emerging artists in six different venues. Aiming to expand the definition of contemporary Latino and Latin American art, The (S) Files 2011 takes on a broad exploration of the visual energy, events, and aesthetics of the street. While considering the more conventional understandings of street art such as graffiti and mural painting, The (S) Files 2011 extends the definition of street art by also considering non-traditional art objects as well as works from other disciplines, including music and fashion. The (S) Files 2011 explores how the boundaries between public/private and personal/universal are blurred by urban culture, and examines the street as catalyst for change in mainstream culture. The exhibition looks at how these social borders mix and dissolve in urban environments, and how artists use these social alterations as points of creative departure. Among the themes developed in The (S) Files 2011 are the influence of early New York street art movements, text and urban styles, and the creation of art works from urban debris. The variety of issues addressed by the artists range from daily life situations, to social behaviors, to economic distress. In addition to its overall focus on New York-based artists, The (S) Files 2011 celebrates the Biennial of the Central American Isthmus (Bienal del Istmo Centroamericano) by showcasing the work of a group of artists featured in its most recent edition.

Elihu Vedder: Voyage on the Nile - Hudson River Museum
Through January 08, 2012 - Yonkers

American painter Elihu Vedder journeyed up the Nile from December 1889 to April 1990 and recorded his fascination with Egypt's panoramas. He drew and painted the Nile's sand, cliffs and ancient ruins, often aboard a rented dahabeya, a traditional Egyptian houseboat. His artwork is presented, for the first time, in this exhibition. Museum closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Through January 8, 2012.

Dragons & Fairies: Exploring Viet Nam through Folktales - Long Island Children's Museum
Through January 08, 2012 - Garden City

Enter a magical place where five centuries-old folktales bring to life the culture and traditions of Viet Nam. Aspects of modern day life in Viet Nam are interwoven with the presentation of old folktale in interactive "theaters." Traditions explored include wedding ceremonies, ancestral worship practices, cultural dances, and the Vietnamese bonds to their land and water. The exhibit demonstrates the connection between folktales and the enduring values and traditions they represent. The exhibit runs through January 8, 2012.

'The NYPD Motorcycle Squad: A Century of Service to New York City' - New York City Police Museum
Through January 09, 2012 - Manhattan

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Motorcycle Squad. See vintage department-used motorcycles, including a late 1940s-model classic Red Indian Motorcycle and a late 1960s model silver Harley.

de Kooning: A Retrospective - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through January 09, 2012 - New York

This is the first major museum exhibition devoted to the full scope of the career of Willem de Kooning, widely considered to be among the most important and prolific artists of the 20th century. The exhibition, which will only be seen at MoMA, presents an unparalleled opportunity to study the artist's development over nearly seven decades, beginning with his early academic works, made in Holland before he moved to the United States in 1926, and concluding with his final, sparely abstract paintings of the late 1980s. Bringing together nearly 200 works from public and private collections, the exhibition will occupy the Museum's entire sixth-floor gallery space, totaling approximately 17,000 square feet. Representing nearly every type of work de Kooning made, in both technique and subject matter, this retrospective includes paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints. Among these are the artist's most famous, landmark paintings—among them Pink Angels (1945), Excavation (1950), and the celebrated third Woman series (1950–53)—plus in-depth presentations of all his most important series, ranging from his figurative paintings of the early 1940s to the breakthrough black-and-white compositions of 1948–49, and from the urban abstractions of the mid 1950s to the artist's return to figuration in the 1960s, and the large gestural abstractions of the following decade. Also included is de Kooning's famous yet largely unseen theatrical backdrop, the 17-foot-square Labyrinth (1946).

Coral Reef Adventure - Maritime Aquarium - Imax Theater
Through January 12, 2012 - Norwalk

Voyage to coral reefs in the South Pacific to view their contribution to life on earth and the imminent dangers they face. Narrated by actor Liam Neeson with music by Crosby, Stills &?Nash.

reOrder: An Architectural Environment by Situ Studio - Brooklyn Museum
Through January 15, 2012 - Prospect Heights

Brooklyn-based design firm Situ Studio has taken over the Museum's 10,000-square-foot hall on the first floor and puts a very different take on the collonaded space, reimagining it with stretched fabric canopies and integrated furnishings that swell, expand, and augment the profile of the existing monumental columns. Children will be captivated by the looming structures and fabrics, and their interplay with light and shadows.

Jim Henson's Fantastic World - Museum of the Moving Image
Through January 16, 2012 -

The exhibition features more than 120 artifacts, including drawings, storyboards, and props, and video material that illustrate Henson's boundless creativity and innumerable accomplishments. A special addition to the exhibition at Museum of the Moving Image is a puppet of Miss Piggy from The Muppets Take Manhattan. Among other highlights are fourteen additional iconic original puppets of such characters as Kermit the Frog, Rowlf, Bert, and Ernie; photographs of Henson and his collaborators at work; and excerpts from Henson's early projects and experimental films. The exhibition spans Henson's entire career, beginning with drawings, cartoons, and posters produced during his college years in the late 1950s and concluding with objects related to the inspired imaginary worlds of his popular fantasy film The Dark Crystal (1982). Visitors will encounter materials from Henson's best-known projects, The Muppet Show, The Muppet Movie and its sequels, and Fraggle Rock, as well as objects related to his Sesame Street characters. Visitors will also learn about Sam and Friends, an early show Henson created in the 1950s, Henson's television commercial work in the 1960s, and the segments Henson made for The Ed Sullivan Show.

The 9/11 Peace Story Quilt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 22, 2012 - Manhattan

Designed by the artist Faith Ringgold and created in collaboration with NYC students ages 8-19, this memorial quilt will be on view at the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education. The quilt poignantly conveys the importance of respect, understanding, and communication across cultures and religions to achieve the goal of peace. Comprised of three 72 x 50-inch panels, each with 12 squares on the theme of peace, the quilt will be displayed alongside several of the students' original works of art that inspired its content, as well as related works made this summer by the Museum's high school interns.

The 9/11 Peace Story Quilt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 22, 2012 -

The 9/11 Peace Story Quilt was designed by Faith Ringgold and constructed in collaboration with New York City students ages eight through nineteen. The quilt poignantly conveys the importance of communication across cultures and religions to achieve the goal of peace. Comprised of three panels, each with twelve squares on the theme of peace, the quilt will be displayed alongside several original works of art that inspired its content. Faith Ringgold is well known for her story quilts: art that combines painting, quilted fabric, and storytelling. Her work has been exhibited in major museums around the world and can be found in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and The Museum of Modern Art, among others. In addition to writing and illustrating eleven children's books, she has been the recipient of more than seventy-five awards, fellowships, citations, and honors, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Fellowship for painting, two National Endowment for the Arts Awards, and seventeen honorary doctorates. The quilt was commissioned by InterRelations Collaborative Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering cross-cultural understanding through art among the increasingly diverse student populations in New York City and the tri-state area. The exhibition was organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art in collaboration with the InterRelations Collaborative, Inc.

'The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats' - The Jewish Museum
Through January 29, 2012 - Manhattan

The first major U.S. exhibition to pay tribute to award-winning author and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats (1916-1983), this exhibition features more than 80 original works - from preliminary sketches and dummy books to final paintings and collages - for the artist's most popular books, including "The Snowy Day," which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2012. Published at the height of the American civil-rights movement and winner of the prestigious Caldecott Medal, "The Snowy Day" became a milestone, featuring the first African-American protagonist in a full-color picture book. Also on view are examples of Keats' most introspective but lesser-known output inspired by Asian art and haiku poetry, as well as documentary material and photographs.

Tunes with Tina - Bar on Fifth at Setai Fifth Avenue
Through January 29, 2012 - Manhattan

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.

Body Parts: Ancient Egyptian Fragments and Amulets - Brooklyn Museum
Through January 31, 2012 - Prospect Heights

Features 35 objects that represent individual body parts in ancient Egyptian art from the Brooklyn Museum's collection, many of which will be displayed for the first time. During regular museum hours.

Africa: From the Desert to the Sea - Maritime Aquarium
Through February 01, 2012 - Norwalk

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

Meerkats - Maritime Aquarium
Through February 01, 2012 - Norwalk

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

Infinite Jest: Caricature and Satire from Leonardo to Levine - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through March 04, 2012 -

The exhibition explores caricature and satire in its many forms from the Italian Renaissance to the present, drawn primarily from the rich collection of this material in the Museum's Department of Drawings and Prints. The show includes drawings and prints by Leonardo da Vinci, Eugene Delacroix, Francisco de Goya, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and Enrique Chagoya alongside works by artists more often associated with humor, such as James Gillray, Thomas Rowlandson, Honore Daumier, Al Hirschfeld, and David Levine. Many of these engaging caricatures and satires have never been exhibited and are little known except to specialists.

Bravo! A Century of Theatre in Fairfield County - Fairfield Museum and History Center
Through March 18, 2012 - Fairfield

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

'Remembering 9/11' Exhibit - New-York Historical Society
Through April 01, 2012 - Manhattan

To commemorate the tenth anniversary of 9/11, the New-York Historical Society presents this special exhibition, which includes a selection of several hundred photographs taken by professional and amateur photographers in the immediate aftermath of the attack on the World Trade Center (originally collected in the independent exhibition "here is new york: a democracy of photographs"), as well as letters written to policemen and firemen; objects that were placed in makeshift shrines around New York; images and texts from The New York Times "Portraits of Grief" series; photographs of the Tribute in Light; and drawings of the National September 11 Memorial. When the renovated and transformed New-York Historical Society opens fully to the public on November 11, 2011, "Remembering 9/11" will be joined by a permanent installation of photographs from "here is new york" in the Robert H. and Clarice Smith New York Gallery of American History. Approximately 1,500 photographs by 790 contributors will be on display, along with a large fragment of a fire truck destroyed during the 9/11 attack.

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

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

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

To commemorate the tenth anniversary of September 11, the New-York Historical Society will present a special exhibition, Remembering 9/11, which will be free to the public. The exhibition opens on September 8, 2011 and will remain on view through April 1, 2012. The exhibition presents a selection of several hundred photographs taken by professional and amateur photographers in the immediate aftermath of the attack on the World Trade Center (originally collected in the independent exhibition "here is new york: a democracy of photographs"), as well as letters written to policemen and firemen; objects that were placed in makeshift shrines around New York; images and texts from the New York Times "Portraits of Grief" series; photographs of the Tribute in Light; and drawings of the National September 11 Memorial, designed by architect Michael Arad with the assistance of landscape architect Peter Walker.

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

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

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

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

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

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

James and the Giant Peach - Movie - South Huntington Public Library
Through September 02, 2012 - Huntington Station

Based on the 1961 book by Roald Dahl, James is an orphaned boy who is sent to live with his horrible aunts. He enters a magical giant peach and encounters a menagerie of human-like insects who take him on a journey to New York City.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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