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THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN BRONX ON SEPTEMBER 7

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by Daily Kids Events Editor September 7, 2014

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free and low-cost things to do with kids in Bronx Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Bronx today, September 7, 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 7. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Bronx, check out our complete calendar of events.

Family Day at the Zoo - Queens Zoo
September 07, 2014 - Corona

Spend a Sunday on an expedition in both in English and Spanish. The tour will transport you into the rainforest of South America, where you'll explore different rainforest animals. Enjoy animal demonstrations and decorate your gear for your adventure.

FAMILY SUNDAYS: Watercolor Washes - Rubin Museum of Art
September 07, 2014 - Chelsea

Visit the exhibition Francesco Clemente: Inspired by India and drop by the art studio to make their own wash of colors inspired by Clemente's works.

Robert Heinecken: Object Matter - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through September 07, 2014 - New York

This survey exhibition covers five decades of the artist's remarkable, unique practice, from the early 1960s through the late 1990s. Although Heinecken was prolific, this exhibition is a focused presentation of his major works, emphasizing early experiments that investigated technique and materiality and sought to destabilize the very definition of photography. Heinecken's innovative and diverse experimentation resonates deeply with current artistic practice, and his prescient exploration of the definition of photography, the possibilities of appropriation, and the limitations of artistic categories is as relevant today as it was 50 years ago.

Palaces for the People: Guastavino and America's Great Public Spaces - Museum of the City of New York
Through September 07, 2014 - New York

Throughout the five boroughs are more than 200 long-overlooked marvels of engineering and architectural beauty - the interlocking tile vaults built by Spanish immigrants Rafael Guastavino, Sr. (1842-1908), and his son, Rafael Jr. (1872-1950). The system of structural tile vaults developed by the Guastavinos - lightweight, fireproof, low-maintenance, and capable of supporting significant loads - was used by leading architects of the day, including McKim, Mead & White and Carrere and Hastings. Ellis Island's Immigration Hall, Carnegie Hall, the Bronx Zoo's Elephant House, and Grand Central Terminal all contain Guastavino vaults. Palaces for the People: Guastavino and America's Great Public Spaces is the first major exhibition to explore the innovations the Guastavino Fireproof Construction Company (1889-1962) brought to the science and art of building. It was originally organized by MIT's John Ochensdorf, who is a MacArthur Fellow; it is being expanded here to include some 20 key Guastavino spaces in the five boroughs.

A Dialogue with Nature: Romantic Landscapes from Britain and Germany - Morgan Library & Museum
Through September 07, 2014 - New York

Organized by the Morgan and London's Courtauld Gallery, A Dialogue with Nature explores aspects of Romantic landscape drawing in Britain and Germany from the 1760s to 1840s. The exhibition draws upon the strengths of both collections - the Morgan's exceptional group of German drawings and The Courtauld Gallery's extensive holdings of British works - in order to consider points of commonality and divergence between the two distinctive schools. Taken together, these drawings exemplify Caspar David Friedrich's understanding of Romantic landscape draftsmanship as "a dialogue with Nature." The exhibition will include thirty-seven works that represent the two central elements of the Romantic conception of landscape: close observation of the natural world and the importance of the imagination. On view will be works by such celebrated artists as Thomas Gainsborough, J.M.W. Turner, Caspar David Friedrich, John Constable, Franz Kobell, Paul Sandby, Joseph Anton Koch, J. C. Dahl, and Samuel Palmer.

Re: Collection - Museum of Arts & Design
Through September 07, 2014 - New York

MAD celebrates the fifth anniversary of its move to 2 Columbus Circle with this special exhibition that will survey Chief Curator David McFadden's 16 years at MAD through objects acquired during his tenure. During McFadden's years at MAD, the permanent collection has grown from 800 objects to more than 3,000; in the past 5 years alone, since MAD's move to 2 Columbus Circle, approximately 730 objects that exemplify the imaginative transformation of materials have been added to the collection.

The Flowering of Edo Period Painting: Japanese Masterworks from the Feinberg Collection - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through September 07, 2014 - New York

Displaying exemplary works from painting schools that arose in Japan in the 17th and 18th centuries, this exhibition allows viewers to discover how Japanese painting evolved from the traditional modes of Chinese and Japanese (Yamato-e) styles that had prevailed through medieval times. More than 90 paintings - including 12 sets of folding screens and a number of hanging scrolls - will be exhibited in two rotations, each consisting of approximately 45 paintings. Rather than focus on the orthodox output of the Tosa and Kano ateliers, which dominated artistic production in the late medieval period, The Flowering of Edo Period Painting will highlight the new, exuberant styles of the Rinpa, Nanga, Maruyama-Shijo, and Ukiyo-e schools, as well as independent painters of the Edo period.

Groundbreakers: Great American Gardens & the Women Who Designed Them - New York Botanical Garden
Through September 07, 2014 - Bronx

With a stunning evocation of the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden in Maine, and exhibits highlighting the rich and artful history of some of the gardening world's most significant contributors, NYBG celebrates the women who pioneered landscape and garden design, writing, and photography during the early 20th century.

Urbes Mutantes: Latin American Photography 1944-2013 - International Center of Photography
Through September 07, 2014 - New York

A major survey of photographic movements in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, and Venezuela. Taking the "mutant," morphing, and occasionally chaotic Latin American city as its focus, the exhibition draws particularly on street photography's depictions of the city during decades of political and social upheaval. It is divided into sections that explore public space as a platform for protest, popular street culture, the public face of poverty, and other characteristics of the city as described in photographs. Dispensing with arbitrary distinctions between genres of photography - art photography, photojournalism, documentary - Urbes Mutantes points to the depth and richness of the extensive photographic history of the region.

Caio Reisewitz - International Center of Photography
Through September 07, 2014 - New York

One of Brazil's leading contemporary photographers, Caio Reisewitz (b. 1967) has produced a remarkable body of work during the past 15 years, concentrating almost exclusively on Brazilian subjects. His large-scale color photographs explore the changing relation of the city and the countryside in a period of feverish economic development. Many of Reisewitz's photographs testify to his fascination with the architectural heritage of Brazil's colonial period, as well as its innovative 20th-century modernist architecture. Other imposing works portray the pristine landscapes and dense forests around his hometown of Sao Paulo - areas that are now threatened by urban sprawl. His smaller-format photocollages take a very different direction, employing a playful, jazz-like visual approach. In these works, tiny photographic images of urban environments are scattered within scenes presenting the green expanses of Brazil's forests. Reisewitz has frequently exhibited in South America and in Europe, and represented Brazil at the 2005 Venice Biennale. This is his first major solo show in the U.S. Organized by ICP Curator Christopher Phillips.

Gatsby to Garp: Modern Masterpieces from the Carter Burden Collection - Morgan Library & Museum
Through September 07, 2014 - New York

Between 1973 and 1996 Carter Burden, a cultural benefactor and former New York City councilman, assembled the greatest collection of modern American literature in private hands. This exhibition brings together nearly 100 outstanding works from the collection, including first editions, manuscripts, letters, and revised galley proofs. Authors featured in this unparalleled exhibition are some of the 20th century's most celebrated - William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Allen Ginsberg, Ernest Hemingway, Langston Hughes, John Irving, Henry James, Jack Kerouac, Norman Mailer, Toni Morrison, J. D. Salinger, Gertrude Stein, John Steinbeck, John Updike, Tennessee Williams, and Richard Wright, among others.

Open House - Logrea Dance Academy Studios
September 07, 2014 - Ossining

The Logrea Dance Academy offers classes in ballet, jazz, tap, modern, contemporary, and ZUMBA. Founded in 1986 by professional dancers Beth Fritz-Logrea and Jean Logrea, the Academy accepts students ages 3 and older, and offers beginner, advanced, and professional classes, taught by an all-professional staff. Nutcracker auditions, and scholarship auditions are held yearly. Performing opportunities are available. Studios are in Ossining.

13 Most Wanted Men: Andy Warhol and the 1964 World's Fair - Queens Museum of Art
Through September 07, 2014 - Queens

50 years have passed since an up-and-coming Pop provocateur named Andy Warhol sparked a minor scandal at the 1964 New York World's Fair. As part of a prominent set of public commissions for the Philip Johnson-designed New York State Pavilion's exterior, Warhol chose to enlarge mug shots from a NYPD booklet featuring the 13 most wanted criminals of 1962. Forming a chessboard of front and profile views, 13 Most Wanted Men was installed by April 15, 1964, and painted over by Fair officials' direction with silver paint a few days later. When the Fair opened to the public, all that was visible was a large silver square. Later in the summer of 1964, Warhol produced another set of the Most Wanted Men paintings with the screens he had used to make the mural and nine of these are assembled in New York for the first time since their creation, forming the core of the 175 or so objects in the exhibition.

Tea at Three - Hudson River Museum
September 07, 2014 - Yonkers

New for young families! Sit near Glenview's Great Hall fireplace and listen to a story about this old house told by a Glenview "Explainer" - students from Sarah Lawrence, Mercy, and Lehman (CUNY) colleges, who study the inside and outside of this 1876 mansion that is a "National Historic Place." Find out about the Victorian family, the Trevors, who lived here over 100 years ago in a "make believe" tea party. Program is 30 minutes. Appropriate for ages 3 and older. Free with Museum admission.

September Family Studio Art Projects - Hudson River Museum
September 07, 2014 - Yonkers

Family Studio Art Projects are creative activities inspired by the Museum's collections and exhibitions, led by Junior Docents and arts and science professionals, offered on weekends at the Museum. Today: make celestial shapes from yarn and add in decor: buttons, sequins, beads, and mirrors.

Rescuing the Past - Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
Through September 07, 2014 - New York

In celebration of the Museum's 75th year, view photographs, documents and objects which detail the historic preservation of the building from 1939 to today. Free with admission. Members free.

Groundbreakers: Great American Gardens and The Women Who Designed Them - New York Botanical Garden
Through September 07, 2014 - Bronx

Celebrate great American gardens of the early 20th century and the extraordinary women who designed them. This garden-wide exhibition celebrates early 20th-century America's most influential women in landscape architecture and design, as well as garden photography. Experience Mrs. Rockefeller's Garden in the Haupt Conservatory - an exquisite evocation of the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden in Maine - and through the many exhibition components offered that embrace poetry, music, and photography, discover the innovative work and significant contributions of these women to American history and culture. Through Sep. 7.

Magic at Coney - Peggy O'Neill's
Through September 07, 2014 - Brooklyn

For the past four years, Magic at Coney has entertained families in Coney Island all year round. Coney Island was always a beacon for magicians throughout the world. The local sideshows at Dreamland, Luna Park and Steeplechase Park, as well as the dance halls and theaters were a proving ground for those performing artists looking to hone their skills. Magic at Coney has re-kindled that spark of enchantment for audiences young and old. Magical Promotions has now teamed with Peggy O’Neill’s, on the site of the original Steeplechase Park, to present an afternoon of fun and wonder for the entire family. Magic at Coney is a magical variety show highlighting a vast array of magicians; featuring illusionists, escape artists, mentalists and close-up performers. Hosted by Gary Dreifus, award-winning magician, teaching artist, mentalist, hypnotist, magic instructor and world-renowned magical host.

Gospel Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
September 07, 2014 - New York

Every Sunday, for the past 9 years, the world famous HARLEM GOSPEL CHOIR has brought their experience of Harlem & the Black Church to BB King's in a foot-stomping, hand-clapping, joyous gospel brunch-buffet show. The homestyle "all you can eat" southern buffet is guaranteed to fill the hole in your soul, and the Choir's joyous performance will have you dancing on the stage.

New York Metro Reptile Show - Westchester County Center
September 07, 2014 - White Plains

Thousands of live pet reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates on display and for sale. Books, supplies, cages, and more. 200+ vendor tables. No personal pets allowed. All children must be accompanied by an adult over 21.

'EMERGENCY!!! or The World Takes A Selfie.' - Washington Square Park
September 07, 2014 - New York

Theater for the New City's award-winning Street Theater Company opens its 38th annual tour August 2 with "EMERGENCY!!! or The World Takes A Selfie," a rip-roaring outdoor musical comedy about a New York EMT worker on a workingman's grand tour of the world, who decides to tackle global problems the way he does emergencies of his NYC beat. Free performances will tour City streets, parks and playgrounds throughout the five boroughs through September 14. The piece has book, lyrics and direction by Crystal Field and musical score composed by Joseph Vernon Banks.

Family Sunday at the Museum - Nassau County Museum of Art
September 07, 2014 - Roslyn Harbor

The museum offers a 1pm docent-led family walk through of the current exhibition and beginning at 1:30pm, supervised art activities for the whole family. Special family guides of the main exhibition are available in the galleries.

The Addams Family - Gateway Playhouse
September 07, 2014 - Bellport

In this Broadway-style musical comedy, from the creators of the Jersey Boys, the kooky Addams clan must welcome an 'normal' family to dinner. Sly humor and catchy songs will have you snapping and clapping with this new musical.

Hansel and Gretel - Take One Performing Arts
September 07, 2014 - Ronkonkoma

Enjoy watching two clever children outwit the witch and find their way home. Call or visit the website for reservations.

Storytime - Barnes and Noble Utopia Center
September 07, 2014 - Fresh Meadows

To quote a line from Dr. Seuss..."Oh the places you'll go!" Kids can travel the world through reading, parents can foster the love of reading in their children. Each week different authors and themes will be featured. A wonderful parent-child activity, with something for everyone.

Community Day - The Noguchi Museum
September 07, 2014 - Long Island City

Friends and neighbors are invited to visit the Museum for free admission and a variety of programs. Open Studio will take place from 11am to 3pm. A free public tour offered at 2pm, and from 4pm to 5pm, there will be a special Center of Attention conversation focusing on a single work of art.

Grande Festa Italiana - North Hempstead Beach Park
September 07, 2014 - Port Washington

The largest and oldest Italian feast on Long Island is a great way to end summer with a bang. The feast has something for everyone. Enjoy a wide variety of delicious ethnic foods featuring the Sons of Italy's famous food tent with homemade dishes. There are food demonstrations, rides, prizes, fireworks, music. A large part of the proceeds help support a variety of charities and scholarships. $3 parking fee per car and a fee for rides.

SeptemberFest Street Fair - Nyack
September 07, 2014 - Nyack

Take a break from an otherwise busy month by stopping by Nyack's fall street fair. Check out the event's selection traditional "fair food," street cafes, live music, funky crafts, antiques, collectibles, jewelry, art, kids games, and rides. Rain or shine.

Apple Cider Making - Tenafly Nature Center
September 07, 2014 - Tenafly

Families can learn about the history of apple cultivation then help to make apple cider using the nature center's apple press. The nature center will provide the apples but more apples mean more cider so feel free to bring three or more apples per person. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Rain or shine. Registration required. No strollers. Sign up for a 3:30 pm Guided Nature Walk after the 2 pm program.

Guided Nature Walks - Tenafly Nature Center
September 07, 2014 - Tenafly

Enjoy the season with a guided walk along one of the nature center's trails. Whether a first time visitor or a regular on the trails, participants will enjoy different sensory experiences in the forest each month for this ongoing program. Children must be accompanied by an adult; no strollers. In case of inclement weather the program will be cancelled.

Flowers from Grandma's Garden - Old Westbury Gardens
September 07, 2014 - Old Westbury

Children will learn to identify some of the beautiful flowers in the garden.

Polo at Bethpage State Park - Bethpage State Park
September 07, 2014 - Farmingdale

Polo is a great competive sport. Come and enjoy an afternoon of excellent polo games at Bethpage State Park. A treat for the whole family. $8 parking fee.

Play it Again, Sam - Broadhollow Theatre
September 07, 2014 - Elmont

A hilarious comedy by Woody Allen, the play features a film critic who is depressed over his wife's abandonment. He places himself in a film fantasy life where he is coached by his hero, Humphrey Bogart. Nominated for three Tony Awards, the comedy classic ran for 453 performances on Broadway and is representative of Allen's comic style.

Tours of Falaise - Sands Point Preserve
September 07, 2014 - Port Washington

Falaise is one of the few intact historic houses remaining on Long Island's North Shore. The Gold Coast period of the 1920s was a time of opulence, when prominent families built great mansions and large estates as summer retreats on Long Island. The magnificent Falaise mansion is open for docent-led tours -- it is the perfect way to experience the Gold Coast lifestyle of luxury and opulence in this meticulously preserved historic home.

Sunday Concerts @ Central Presents Redhoye Bangladesh - Central Library
September 07, 2014 - Jamaica

Accomplished singer/songwriters Wahid Azad and Nazreen Azad present a performance of Bengali patriotic, folk and modern songs including dance presentations of Dhallywood music, dressed in traditional Bangladeshi costumes

Trove @ the Movies: 'Frozen' - White Plains Public Library
September 07, 2014 - White Plains

This popular animated Disney hit is the story of Anna, a fearless optimist, who sets off on an epic journey, teaming up with rugged mountain man, Kristoff, and his loyal reindeer Sven, to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped their kingdom in eternal winter. Rated PG (some action and mild rude humor); 102 mins.

Little Makers:Super Hero Science - NY Hall of Science
September 07, 2014 - Corona

This program invites families with young children to tinker, design and create together. Participants will explore new materials, tools and processes as they make a project to take home. Sometimes creativity can get messy, so dress your little maker (and yourself) in old clothing that can be splattered with things like paint, ink and glue. Pow! Zoom! Wham! Discover the science behind superhero powers. Kids design, make and build their own super gadget to ward off villains and help you save the day. Materials Fee: $8 per family For more information, visit: nysci.org/little-makers.

Little Makers:Block Printing - NY Hall of Science
September 07, 2014 - Corona

This program invites families with young children to tinker, design and create together. Participants will explore new materials, tools and processes as they make a project to take home. Sometimes creativity can get messy, so dress your little maker (and yourself) in old clothing that can be splattered with things like paint, ink and glue. Pow! Zoom! Wham! Discover the science behind superhero powers. Carve groovy designs into foam blocks and use colorful ink to create a one-of-a-kind print. This workshop is recommended for children ages 18 months and older and will be held in the museum�s Maker Space. Materials Fee: $8 per family. For more information, visit: nysci.org/little-makers.

PJ Library Touch A Truck - JCC Rockland
September 07, 2014 - West Nyack

Kids can check out construction trucks, farm equipment, police cars, and other community service vehicles at a special Touch-a-Truck event. Children with special needs or sensitive ears can enjoy a "beep free hour" from 10-11am. And Rockland performer Matty Roxx gives a special concert for kids at 12:30pm. The event is presented by PJ Library, which sends Jewish-theme bedtime books to children each month. Contact Lara Epstein at lepstein@jewishrockland.org for more information.

Rock the Block: Community Block Party - JCC Rockland
September 07, 2014 - West Nyack

Bring your family to the JCC for an afternoon of fun. Check out a ropes course, sports clinics, fitness demonstrations, a children's concert, vendors, inflatables, kid's activities, crafts and more. While at the JCC, kids can check out a Touch-a-Truck sponsored by PJ Library and Jewish Federation of Rockland County.

White Plains Jazz & Food Festival - Mamaroneck Avenue
September 07, 2014 - White Plains

2014 Jazz Fest's final day will welcome a full day of live outdoor jazz and local eateries on the streets of White Plains. Performers include Herve Alexandre Quintet, Curtis Winchester and Friends, Lynette Washington/ Dennis Bell Jazz NY, Mark Morganelli Brazil Project with Monika Oliveira, and Bobby Sanabria with Ascension. Presented by ArtsWestchester, the City of White Plains, and the White Plains Business Improvement District. For more information, visit artsw.org/jazzfest. Mamaroneck Avenue, between Martine Avenue and Main Street. White Plains, NY 10601.

Shofar Factory - Chabad of the Rivertowns
September 07, 2014 - Dobbs Ferry

An exciting hands-on workshop. Experienced craftsmen guide participants through the step-by-step process of crafting a shofar. Children - with appropriate adult supervision - will help to cure, measure, saw, drill, sand, and polish a real ram's horn, transforming it into a working shofar instrument. When the horns are complete, participants will learn how to perform the traditional sequence of notes sounded on Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year. Each child walks away with his or her very own shofar. RSVP to 914-693-6100 or chabadrt.org.

Ambassador Satchmo at the World's Fair - Queens Museum
September 07, 2014 - Flushing

This exhibit includes rare photographs taken by Louis Armstrong's close friend and personal photographer, Jack Bradley. June 30, 1964 was declared Louis Armstrong Day by the World's Fair in honor of Pops and these photos capture Armstrong on that day. This series of photos has never been published until now. Co-organized by the Louis Armstrong House Museum.

Apple & Honeyfest Open House - Temple Beth Torah
September 07, 2014 - Upper Nyack

Families are invited to celebrate the coming Jewish new year with a fun-filled morning of activities for all ages. Kids can taste apples and honey, make crafts, and blow a shofar.

Grandparent's Day - Stepping Stones Museum
September 07, 2014 - Norwalk

Free Admission for Grandparents today.

Harvest Party - Greenburgh Nature Center
September 07, 2014 - Scarsdale

It's the season to reap the harvest of the Nature Center's organic gardens and hives. GNC's naturalists prepare a sampling of tasty treats from the garden. Learn about beekeeping, the fascinating social network of honeybees, and how honey is harvested. The harvest from the hives will be extracted indoors and away from the active outdoor beehives by beekeeper H. Peet Foster. There will be a free tasting of fresh honey from the hives, and the newly harvested honey will be available for purchase.

Bedford Riding Lanes Association Fall Pace and Picnic - John Jay Homestead
September 07, 2014 - Katonah

Horseback riding pace and luncheon. Advance reservations required for participation; call 914-234-BRLA to register. Only want to watch? Admission to the grounds, Carriage Barn Education & Visitor Center, and four Discovery Centers is free.

Family Art Project: Become a Palisades Protector - Wave Hill
September 07, 2014 - Bronx

Learn about Theodore Roosevelt's role in preserving the cliffs and beautiful vista of the Palisades. Connect to your inner preservationist...consider what piece of nature you'd like to preserve for future generations to enjoy, and add your painted and collaged image to a group panorama installation.

Backyard: Beekeeping 101 - Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture
September 07, 2014 - Pocantico Hills

Learn the beekeeping basics from Dan Carr, Stone Barns livestock assistant and beekeeper, who explains the ins and outs of getting started with bees. Find out how to order equipment, obtain a queen and a colony, and work in the hive. Ages 12 and older.

Friends of the Scarsdale Library Book Sale - Scarsdale Public Library
September 07, 2014 - Scarsdale

Over 80,000 books in every category, including thousands of Children's and Young Adult, many like new. Through Sept. 14.

Big Band Concert & Sunset Picnic - Boscobel House & Gardens
September 07, 2014 - Garrison

Celebrate the last days of summer on Boscobel's great lawn overlooking the majestic Hudson River. Enjoy a picnic supper --purchase food on site or bring your own -- and listen and dance as the 20-piece Big Band Sound orchestra recreates the swinging sounds of Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington and more. Back again this year: swing dance demonstrations by owners and students of the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Wappingers, NY. Everyone is invited to jump in on the jitterbugging, too! Rain date: Sunday, Sept. 14.

Norwalk Seaport Association 37th Annual Oyster Festival - Veteran's Park
September 07, 2014 - Norwalk

School may have started, but summertime fun isn?t over yet for kids during the 37th annual Norwalk Seaport Association Oyster Festival. Kids of all ages get to clown around, discover treasures, and have some good old-fashioned family fun at this annual end-of-summer event. There are a wide variety of entertainment choices, rides and attractions for even the youngest of visitors. The always-popular Kids? Cove promises to be the largest ever with rides, games, and this year featuring the Chevy Big Top circus tent. There will be performances all weekend long with highlights being a circus in the great American tradition by Center Ring Productions featuring quick change artists from the Moscow Circus, a dog show, a Wild West performer, acrobats and clowns. Other entertainers include a storyteller and the Backyard Circus with a puppet parade. Make sure to include a visit to the Pirates Coast Adventure to your list of things to do where you can share a song or two with pirates, hear some tales from the sea, and join in on pirate activities. And take in the Paul Bunyan shows with logrolling, chopping and tree carving.

Depot Time! - New York Transit Museum
September 07, 2014 - Boerum HIll

New York?s 4,431 buses roll out from 30 different bus depots spread across the five boroughs, and return to their depots at the end of their day at work. Learn more about these special homes for buses ? where to find them and some of the unique features of these giant bus garages. Design your own depots and create ?dispatch schedules? for your own bus fleet.

Transforming Food (Hearth Cooking) - Lefferts Historic House
September 07, 2014 - Flatbush

Join the Prospect Park Alliance and help cook on the open hearth, where we will be making popcorn with fresh herb butter and apple pie on a rotating basis. You can transform different foods and natural materials into tasty treats, fun games and other crafts. Roll up your sleeves and help churn butter, grind corn and peel apples.

Community Day at The Noguchi Museum - The Noguchi Museum
September 07, 2014 - Long Island City

Community Day at The Noguchi Museum features free admission from 11 AM to 6 PM and special programming, including an Open Studio for families with children of all ages, gallery talks and Center of Attention where visitors explore a single work of art from the Museum's collection.

James Lee Byars - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through September 07, 2014 - New York

The Department of Media and Performance Art, in collaboration with MoMA PS1, presents several of James Lee Byars's most influential performance works. Byars (Detroit, 1932-Cairo, 1997), one of the most mythic artistic figures of the last century, shaped his persona and career into a continuous performance.

Gone Fishing - The Maritime Explorium
September 07, 2014 - Port Jefferson

Make your own fishing pole with a magnet lure to lure magnetic fish.

CMA's Art Island Outpost - Governors Island
September 07, 2014 - Governors Island

Visit the CMA's Island Outpost on historic Governors Island this summer for free hands-on art making workshops! All workshops are led by CMA teaching artists and a feature immersive art experiences in the outdoors. Join the fun amongst the trees, with the crickets and cicadas, dreaming of far away spaces and surreal surroundings! Places with wonderful surprises and strange twists, where not making sense makes the most sense! Be prepared for theater games and film-making; painting, collage, and found object art; costume and prop-making; up-cycling, recycling, and re-purposing! And don't forget: The Flubber Experience!

'EMERGENCY!!! or The World Takes A Selfie.': Washington Square Park - Washington Square Park
September 07, 2014 - Greenwich Village

Theater for the New City's award-winning Street Theater Company takes its 38th tour all over the city with EMERGENCY!!! or The World Takes A Selfie, a rip-roaring outdoor musical comedy about a New York EMT worker on a workingman's grand tour of the world, who decides to tackle global problems the way he does emergencies of his NYC beat. The piece has book, lyrics and direction by Crystal Field and musical score composed by Joseph Vernon Banks.

Shababa Bakery - 92Y
September 07, 2014 - Upper East Side

Squish, roll, and braid your own challah to take home and bake. For children of all ages.

East Northport Festival - John Walsh Park
September 07, 2014 - East Northport

The annual festival features magic shows, sidewalk sales, exhibits, craft vendors, great food,a petting zoo, bicycle stunt shows, amusement rides and games, live entertainment, street performers and more.

English/Spanish Bilingual Family Gallery Talks and Art Workshops - Parrish Art Museum
September 07, 2014 - Water Mill

Visitors explore three to five works of art in the galleries then go to the studio to create projects inspired by the works on view. Space is limited and is available on a first come, first served basis. The Bilingual Family Gallery Talks & Art Workshops are provided free of charge through the generous support of the Dewitt Wallace Fund for Youth at the Long Island Community Foundation.

The Story of Hansel and Gretel - Take One Performing Arts
September 07, 2014 - Ronkonkoma

Take One Performing Arts' Children's Theatre presents "The Story of Hansel and Gretel", a musical version of the classic fairy tale.

Animation Sensation Film Fest - Plaza Cinema & Media Arts Center
September 07, 2014 - Patchogue

The ASFF is a South Shore Film Festival and C+Ck project, funded in part by Suffolk County. Actress, local resident, and Plaza Cinema supporter Isabella Rossellini will host the festival and present the opening night's film, A Letter to Momo. There will be interactive workshops in various animation techniques and 90 min slots of compiled shorts before and after each scheduled feature. Workshops are free.

'THE DANCING FOX: Wisdom Tales of the Middle East' - Outdoor Garden at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine
September 07, 2014 - Morningside Heights

Encounter some clever foxes, dim-witted fish, a vengeful snake, and other colorful creatures, as well as a number of wise and foolish humans in this theatrical compilation of five enchanting tales from the shared folk traditions of Jews and Arabs, including the writings of Sufi mystics, along with fables and folklore of the region. New perspectives emerge form the comic twists and tragic turns of their adventures and, of course, the extraordinary masks, puppets and giant figures by Ralph Lee will be used to flesh out the particular realm of each tale. Chairs are provided, but blankets are welcome for closer seating. Snacks are also encouraged!

Back-to-School Book Art - Children's Museum of Manhattan
September 07, 2014 - Upper West Side

Design an accordion-style book in assorted school themed shapes. Choose from a school house, a bus or a box of crayons! Bring your journal along for your first day of school!

Reading Into History: The Giant and How He Humbugged America by Jim Murphy - New-York Historical Society
September 07, 2014 - Upper West Side

Discover one of the greatest hoaxes of the nineteenth century, the Cardiff Giant, and how the scam finally came to light in The Giant and How He Humbugged America by Jim Murphy. After book discussion, we'll head up to our Patricia D. Klingenstein library for a private viewing of rarely-seen artifacts related to P.T.Barnum, other humbug superstars, and some lesser-known nineteenth century hoaxes that will amaze, stupefy, and shock just like they did back then.

William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream - The Secret Theatre
Through September 07, 2014 - Long Island City

Wombat Theatre Co. proudly presents A Midsummer Night's Dream, by William Shakespeare. Synopsis: Preternatural fairies, battling lovers, and the most absurd play-within-a-play ever performed. Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream is not only his most famous comedy but also a clever and insightful look at relationships and love. The dream world of our inner desires is given full and chaotic expression in this production where lovers, trying to escape the rules and repression of their society, come face to face with the dark and fantastical fates that influence human lives. Wombat Theatre Company's production takes us from a world of rules and restrictions and into the dreamscape of our inner psyche in this fierce, funny, and unique look at "What fools these mortals be" — inside and out.

Bossacucanova w/sp. guests Cris Delanno & DadoBrother - Highline Ballroom
September 07, 2014 - New York

Brazil has long conjured blissful imagery. Ever since Gilberto and Getz released 'The Girl From Ipanema' in 1964, bossa nova's elegant smoothness has been thought to be indicative of the world's fifth largest nation. While financial disaster nearly destroyed the land just a few years ago, recent reforms have made it one of the planet's fastest growing economies. "As goes the culture, so the music," says BossaCucaNova's DJ Marcelinho DaLua.

Troubadour Entertains at Sweet Treats Social - Bradely-Hubbell Homestead
September 07, 2014 - Easton

Join the Historical Society of Easton and Easton’s Parks and Recreation Department, co-sponsors, for a special sweet treat social at the historic Bradley Hubbell Homestead. Enjoy a late summer afternoon overlooking the bountiful Bradley garden and the graceful Hemlock Reservoir with music, children’s crafts, farm demonstrations and refreshing treats. Connecticut’s first “Official State Troubadour” Tom Callinan has composed an entertaining song about the Bradley’s family farming history which he plans on debuting at the social event. The 19th Century cider press housed in the barn will be featured in a demonstration showing how apples were pressed for the production of cider, a popular beverage especially during apple picking season. Children can visit the crafts table for hands-on fun creating apple prints, a special memory of their afternoon at the Bradley-Hubbell Homestead. Plus, all can tickle their taste buds with refreshing nutritious and delicious sweet treat courtesy of Red Mango of Fairfield, CT.

Grift Comedy Hosted By Mike Finoia! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
September 07, 2014 - New York

Gary Gulman, Joe List, Danny Lobell, Mark DeMayo, Jason Lawhead, and More! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
September 07, 2014 - New York

Open house - My Spectrum School
Through September 07, 2014 - Port Washington

Come out to this Open House and discover how its programs can help your child. My Spectrum School Gifted & Talented Education Preschool, Kindergarten, Grade 1, After School, Vacation & Holiday Workshops, Tutoring Accelerated Learning NY State Core Learning Standards Harvard University Project Spectrum Multiple Intelligences Dr Dagostino Columbia University Gifted Education

2014 US Open Tennis Championships - USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
Through September 08, 2014 - Flushing

We can think of one good reason to look forward to the end of the summer, especially if you're a big-time tennis fan: the 2014 US Open Tennis Championships. The first rounds begin on the 25th with the women's and men's finals on Sept. 7th & 8th, respectively.

Bodies in Balance - Rubin Museum of Art
Through September 08, 2014 - New York

Bodies in Balance presents the complex, integrated medical, spiritual, and artistic system of Tibetan medicine, providing a new perspective on the relationship between mind, body, and sustained wellbeing. The first major exhibition to examine Tibetan medicine through its diverse visual history, the exhibition illuminates how this healing system has been passed down over a millennium and remains relevant to our 21st-century lives.

Cruise Nights - Bear Mountain State Park
Through September 10, 2014 - Bear Mountain

Rod Benders Car Club of New York hosts this popular, summertime event each Wednesday evening through September 10. Weather-permitting, hot rod fans can check out 400-600 cool cars and motorcycles as well as vendors, food, entertainment, raffles, and more. Evenings are family-friendly and pets are welcome.

Fiber Friends - Hudson River Museum
Through September 13, 2014 - Yonkers

Teaching artist-in-residence Sarah Divi leads knitters and crocheters of all skill levels to create fiber art projects inspired by Mandy Greer, whose work is on display in The Ecstatic Moment. Attend one session, or all. Bring your own yarn and needles/crochet hook. Fiber Friends meets on June 14, July 12, August 9, and September 13 at 3pm.

'Mulan the Musical' - La MaMa's Ellen Stewart Theatre
Through September 13, 2014 - Bowery

China's world-renowned female percussion group, The Red Poppy Ladies bring to life the classic story of Mulan. By artfully combining dynamic drumming, colorful projections, traditional Kung Fu, and dance, the timeless story of one young girl's bravery is brilliantly reinterpreted into a rich, visual and unique theatrical experience.

The Art of the Brick - Discovery Times Square
Through September 14, 2014 - New York

This exhibition by artist Nathan Sawaya is a critically acclaimed collection of intriguing and inspiring works of art made exclusively from one of the most recognizable toys in the world: LEGO bricks. This is the world's biggest and most elaborate display of LEGO art ever and features brand-new, never-before-seen pieces by Sawaya.

Multiple Exposures: Jewelry and Photography - Museum of Arts & Design
Through September 14, 2014 - New York

This exhibit explores the compelling personal, social, cultural, and artistic issues being addressed today through the pairing of two dynamic visual art forms: studio jewelry and photography -- or photo-jewelry.

Miracles in Miniature: The Art of the Master of Claude de France - Morgan Library & Museum
Through September 14, 2014 - New York

The Master of Claude de France was one of the last great French illuminators. His was a fine and delicate style, characterized by the use of subtle lilacs, mauves and roses, juxtaposed with chartreuse and royal blue -- all applied in tiny, almost invisible brushstrokes. The Claude Master flourished in Tours (in the Loire valley) for only about twelve years (ca. 1508-1520), leaving behind a small but exceptional oeuvre. Over the last several years, the Morgan has acquired a critical mass of the Claude Master's work, of which nearly two dozen items will be featured in this exhibition. The centerpiece is the Prayer Book of Claude de France, one of two tiny, jewel-like manuscripts that he painted for the queen of France and after which the artist was named. The Prayer Book was a personal commission by Queen Claude (first wife of King Francois I) around the time of her coronation in 1517. The manuscript measures a mere 2 3/4 by 2 inches, but it includes an amazing 132 miniatures. Encoded within the tiny book are images that reflect the queen's private anxieties, including her fear that she might have inherited from her mother, Anne de Bretagne (twice queen of France), the inability to bear healthy sons. Visitors will have the opportunity to access all of the Prayer Book's miniatures via an iPad in the gallery. Also on view will be twelve newly discovered calendar miniatures by the Claude Master, which the Morgan recently acquired. These works will be complimented by loans from private collectors and from the Free Library of Philadelphia. Manuscripts by Jean Bourdichon, the Claude Master's teacher, and by Jean Poyer and Jacques Ravaud, two artists active in Tours who influenced him, will also be displayed.

Marks of Genius: Treasures of the Bodleian Library - Morgan Library & Museum
Through September 14, 2014 - New York

Marks of Genius presents some of the greatest achievements of human creativity, from the beginning of recorded information up to the industrial era, as preserved in the incomparable collections of Oxford University's Bodleian Library. The exhibition features approximately sixty rare and exceptional objects from diverse disciplines that serve as points of departure for exploring some of the fundamental meanings of genius. The ways in which genius has been cultivated, recognized, and venerated will be explored through such works as early manuscripts of Euclid's Elementa and Gregory I's Regular Pastoralis, the oldest book written in English; an Arabic manuscript book of constellations; a unique papyri of Sappho's poems; the copyright deposit copy of Shakespeare's First Folio; a thirteenth-century manuscript of the Magna Carta; the definitive account of Aztec civilization; the manuscript of Handel's Messiah; J.R.R. Tolkien's drawings for The Hobbit; and Mary Shelley's manuscript draft of Frankenstein.

Broadway Week - Various
Through September 14, 2014 - New York

Special 2-for-1 tickets to Broadway shows.

Annual 2014: Redefining Tradition - National Academy of Design Museum and School of Fine Arts
Through September 14, 2014 - New York

The exhibit brings together multiple generations of National Academicians and creates a constellation that illuminates affinities, connections, differences, and most importantly a relevant continuum of American art and architecture.

Robert Davidson: Abstract Impulse - National Museum of the American Indian
Through September 14, 2014 - New York

The first major U.S. exhibition of works by Haida artist Robert Davidson, a pivotal figure in the Northwest Coast Native art renaissance since 1969, when he erected the first totem pole in his ancestral Massett village since the 1880s. For more than 40 years, Davidson has mastered Haida art traditions by studying the great works of his great-grandfather Charles Edenshaw and others. More recently, Davidson has interjected his own interpretation of the old forms with forays into abstraction, explored in boldly minimalistic easel paintings, graphic works, and sculpture, where images are pared to essential lines, elemental shapes, and strong colors. Robert Davidson: Abstract Impulse features 45 paintings, sculptures, and prints created since 2005, as well as key images from earlier in the artist's career that show Davidson's evolution toward an elemental language of form.

Exhibition: Mandy Greer: The Ecstatic Moment - Hudson River Museum
Through September 14, 2014 - Yonkers

Seattle-based artist Mandy Greer installs a fantasy world at the Hudson River Museum, awash in color, laced with glittering chandeliers, and alive with birds and figures draped in costume in her first New York solo exhibition. "Mandy Greer: The Ecstatic Moment" opens May 7 and runs through September 14, 2014. Mandy's work is inspired by a range of elements, a mix of fairy tales and mythology, as well as the magic and mundane in everyday life. Using fabrics and objects from the natural world, she creates a fantastical world with sewing machine and crochet hook as her tools.

LIC Art Bus - Socrates Sculpture Park
Through September 14, 2014 - Long Island City

Socrates Sculpture Park has launched a new summer shuttle bus service to promote and connect Long Island City's cultural institutions, while linking the Western Queens waterfront to a major transit hub at Court Square. The bus, which will stop at the entrances of Socrates Sculpture Park, The Noguchi Museum, SculptureCenter, and MoMA PS1. (see website schedule ). The bus holds twenty-five passengers, seated on a first come, first served basis. Each Museum is open until 6PM, Socrates Sculpture Park closes at sunset. SculptureCenter will be closed on the following dates: 5/17?18, 5/24?25, 5/31, 8/3, 8/9?10, 8/16?17, 8/23?24, 8/30?31, 9/6?7, 9/13?14. *The 5:30 bus returns to Socrates for the final stop. This free service is made possible by generous support from Shelley and Donald Rubin, and is a partnership between Socrates, The Noguchi Museum, SculptureCenter, and MoMA PS1.

Ambassador Satchmo at the World�s Fair - Queens Museum
Through September 14, 2014 - Flushing

The exhibit includes rare photographs taken by Louis Armstrong�s close friend and personal photographer, Jack Bradley. June 30, 1964 was declared �Louis Armstrong Day� by the World�s Fair in honor of Pops and these photos capture Armstrong on that day. This series of photos has never been published until now. Co-organized by the Louis Armstrong House Museum.

Solo Exhibiton: Peter Coffin, LIVING - Red Bull Studios New York
Through September 16, 2014 - New York

From June to September Red Bull Studios New York opens its doors for a solo exhibition by American artist Peter Coffin, LIVING. Comprising several works commissioned for the occasion of the exhibition, this new articulation of Coffin’s longstanding interest in the relationship between the life of the object and the approach of the viewer, will also operate as recording studio for the production of the third volume of his Music for Plants album series.

Wonderwall (Fluorescent Fuchsia Labyrinth) - Pelham Art Center
Through September 18, 2014 - Pelham

Pelham Art Center's Public Art Program, In the Courtyard, continues with a new monumental sculpture by New York City based artist Andrea Stanislav. Wonderwall will be on view in their 2,300 sq. ft open courtyard with an opening reception on July 11, 2014 from 6:30-8pm. This experiential and interactive sonic installation responds to the architecture of the Pelham Art Center’s courtyard, exterior light and visitors to the space. The sculpture is made from cast concrete reinforced with steel rebar, steel tube, and recycled transparent fluorescent vinyl. The participants will experience a minimalist transparent construction that references a labyrinth form and is activated by it’s glowing florescent fuchsia color and light. The cement and florescent vinyl work off each other towards a material duality. Motion sensors are hidden in the trees, and when triggered by visitors, play an original atmospheric remixed audio work from hidden audio speakers, which deconstructs the Oasis song Wonderwall. The installation aims to strike a balance and synergy between a physical form, light, color and sound for the visitor/participant.

Sculpture in the Courtyard: Wonderwall (Fluorescent Fuchsia Labyrinth) NOTE: New Date: Opening June 20! - Pelham Art Center
Through September 18, 2014 - Pelham

A new, monumental sculpture by New York City-based artist Andrea Stanislav, Wonderwall will be on view in the 2,300-sq.-ft open courtyard. This experiential and interactive sonic installation responds to the architecture of the Pelham Art Center's courtyard, exterior light, and visitors to the space. The sculpture is made from cast concrete reinforced with steel rebar, steel tube, and recycled transparent fluorescent vinyl. The participants will experience a minimalist transparent construction that references a labyrinth form and is activated by its glowing florescent fuchsia color and light. The cement and florescent vinyl work off each other towards a material duality. Motion sensors are hidden in the trees, and when triggered by visitors, play an original, atmospheric remixed audio work from hidden audio speakers, which deconstructs the Oasis song "Wonderwall." The installation aims to strike a balance and synergy between a physical form, light, color, and sound for the visitor/participant. Through Sep. 18. About the Artist Andrea Stanislav (b. 1968, Chicago) is an American artist, based in New York City, whose practice includes sculpture, video installation, and public projects. Ms. Stanislav received an M.F.A. from Alfred University, New York; and a B.F.A. from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work considers themes of harmony and deconstruction in the natural world, popular culture and, by extension, regards the sublime, realized through unexpected visual manifestations, multi-media installations, and monumental sculpture. Selected solo exhibitions and projects include: 21st C. Contemporary Art Museum, Louisville, KY; Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE; Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN; Redux Contemporary Art Center, Charleston, SC; and The Cynthia Corbett Gallery, London, UK. Ms. Stanislav has recently received a 2014 Art-centre Pushkinskaya-10 St. Petersburg International Residency Award, 2013 Imagine Fund Award, The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council - Swing Space Artist Residency, New York, NY, among many other awards. Public and private art commissions and project locations include: Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN; New York, NY; University of Oregon, Eugene, OR; Morningside College, Sioux City, IA; Mon Serrat, Spain; Key West, FL; Louisville, KY, and Washington DC. Andrea Stanislav's work is represented by The Cynthia Corbett Gallery, London, UK; Packer Schopf Gallery, Chicago, IL; and Jonathan Shorr New York, NY. She is an Associate Professor of Visual Arts at the University of Minnesota - Minneapolis, where she is the head of the Sculpture Area.

Family Adventures - Focusing on Nature - New York Botanical Garden
Through September 19, 2014 - Bronx

The Everett Children's Adventure Garden is a fun, beautiful space that captures the imagination of children, and brings out their inner explorer. Children are invited to learn about the natural world around us, and investigate how technology has changed the way we view it. They will explore the world through a "new lens," while learning about how observations of nature have been shared throughout time. Through Sept. 19.

The Drawn Word - Gallery North
Through September 19, 2014 - Setauket

This is an exhibition of comics and graphic novels and brings the work of 18 prolific artists whose work has graced the pages of countless magazines, newspapers and books. From Egyptian hieroglyphs and the caricatures of French artist, Daumier, to the serialized strips of Smitty comics have been around for centuries. Batman and Robin save the day, Archie spends time with friends and Yogi Berra reads a comic book. August 29-September 19.

Designing Modern Women, 1890s-1990s - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through September 21, 2014 - New York

Modern design of the 20th century was profoundly shaped and enhanced by the creativity of women -- as muses of modernity and shapers of new ways of living, and as designers, patrons, performers, and educators. This installation, drawn entirely from MoMA's collection, celebrates the diversity and vitality of individual artists' engagement in the modern world, from Loie Fuller's pulsating turn-of-the-century performances to Paula Scher's deconstructivist graphics of the 1990s. Highlights include the first display of a newly conserved kitchen by Charlotte Perriand and Le Corbusier (1952) from the Unite d'Habitation housing project; furniture and designs by Lilly Reich, Eileen Gray, Eva Zeisel, Ray Eames, Lella Vignelli, and Denise Scott Brown; textiles by Anni Albers and Eszter Haraszty; ceramics by Lucy Rie; a display of 1960s psychedelic concert posters by graphic designer Bonnie Maclean; and a never-before-seen selection of posters and graphic material from the punk era, featuring women designers, photographers, or performers. The gallery's "graphics corner" first explores the changing role and visual imagery of The New Woman through a selection of posters created between 1890 and 1938; in April 2014 the focus will shift to Women at War, an examination of the iconography and varied roles of women in times of conflict, commemorating the centennial of the outbreak of World War I.

City as Canvas - Museum of the City of New York
Through September 21, 2014 - New York

City as Canvas provides a visual account of graffiti and street art in New York City during the 1970s and 80s, showcasing works from the pioneering collection of Martin Wong (1946-1999). Wong, a noted East Village artist in the 1980s and friend to many graffiti writers, amassed a collection of hundreds of works on paper and canvas,

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