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THIS WEEKEND'S KIDS & FAMILY ACTIVITIES IN BRONX

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Fun and educational kids and family activities are abound this weekend in the Bronx! Interested in theater and museums? Want to go to book reading or concert? Find these events and more in our list of this weekend's best family and kids activities. Or, browse the NY Metro Parents' calendar for upcoming weekend family and children events. Want to see what's going on next weekend or when you have those few days off? Check out the NY Metro Parents'

Shaheed: The Dream and Death of Benazir Bhutto - Culture Project
Through April 01, 2012 - New York

Writer/performer Anna Khaja illuminates the lives and historical forces surrounding slain Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, who was assassinated in 2007 while attempting to reunite a nation bitterly divided over the ideals of Islam and democracy. Through the monologues of eight characters that take place in the minutes before Bhutto's death--including Condoleezza Rice and Bhutto herself--we see how Bhutto's life and death resonate far beyond the boundaries of Pakistan, reshaping the world's struggle to reconcile the precepts of Islam with those of democracy.

Top Ten Strategies for Parenting Kids with ADHD - Plainview Library
March 06, 2013 - Plainview

This presentation will provide an overview of ADHD beyond diagnosis as well as the essential steps, tools, skills and perspectives needed to help your child thrive. Your child does not need to carry a diagnosis for you to attend. Followed by Q & A with ADHD Parent Coach Cindy Goldrich.

Top Ten Strategies for Parenting Kids with ADHD - Plainview Library
March 06, 2013 - Plainview

This presentation will provide an overview of ADHD beyond diagnosis as well as the essential steps, tools, skills and perspectives needed to help your child thrive. Your child does not need to carry a diagnosis for you to attend. Followed by Q & A with ADHD Parent Coach Cindy Goldrich.

Student Advocacy Training Institute: Transition Planning for 14 to 21 Year Olds - Student Advocacy
March 06, 2013 - Elmsford

This workshop is presented for parents by Maria Suchy-Kozak. By the time a special education student reaches age 15, his or her Individualized Education Plan (IEP) should include a transition plan to prepare for leaving high school. Exactly what is it and who does it? Hear how Transition should work and what you can do now for a better outcome. The goal is for parents to leave the workshop knowing what their next steps are. Pre-registration required. To apply for a scholarship, call Lois Solomon-Neal at 914-347-7039 x100.

Free Play at the J - JCC Rockland
March 06, 2013 - West Nyack

Meet other parents while your child, 6 months - 2 years, has fun in the JCC's the Kantrowiz Kids Gym or Lewis Family Playground (weather permitting). This weekly playgroup is hosted by Hillary Glass and is held most Wednesdays through May 29.

Winter Wednesday Story Time - Congregation Sons of Israel
March 06, 2013 - Upper Nyack

The synagogue hosts this weekly play-date featuring stories and songs with a Jewish twist. Continues every Wednesday until March 20 (except Feb. 20).

Family Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
March 06, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-6 and their caregivers can come in for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more. Pre-registration is required. Wednesdays through May 15.

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library
March 06, 2013 - Garnerville

Creative kids ages 4-12 can play with the library's LEGO's or bring their own. Wednesdays through May 15.

HypnoBirthing Class - BirthingWisdom
March 06, 2013 - Blauvelt

Hypnobirthing® is a relaxing, stress-free method of birthing based on the belief that when a mother is properly prepared for birthing physically, mentally, and spiritually, she can experience the joy of birthing her baby in an easier, more comfortable manner. Over the span of five classes, participants will be introduced to techniques of self-hypnosis utilizing controlled deep breathing, visualization, and imagery to produce deep relaxation. Lectures highlight the birth process, birthing options, exercise, nutrition, anatomy, birth planning, c-section prevention, breastfeeding, and baby care. Classes held through March 13 other than February 13.

Story Time - The Jumping Gym
March 06, 2013 - West Hempstead

Everyone is welcome to free storytime. If there is time after the story there will be arts and crafts projects.

Boppin’ with Bonnie - Congregation Sons of Israel
March 06, 2013 - Upper Nyack

Children up to age 4 can join trained music teacher and ventriloquist Bonnie Halfond for music, movement, and puppets. Pre-registration is requested.

CRITTERS, CRAFTS, AND KIDS - Greenburgh Nature Center
March 06, 2013 - Scarsdale

Enjoy wonderful fall days at the Nature Center with walks, live animals, and stories. Dress for outdoor activities. For children ages 18 mos.-5 years with a parent/caregiver.

Hope Bereavement Support Group - Oceanside Jewish Center
March 06, 2013 - Oceanside

HOPE bereavement support group is open to parents who have suffered the loss of a child. Experience the freedom to express your feelings and the sharing of coping skills under the guidance of a professional facilitator. All are welcome.

Still-Life Drawing & Painting Workshop - Pelham Art Center
March 06, 2013 - Pelham

In this one-day intensive, learn the fundamentals of still-life, including composition, color, lighting, and more. Great for those seeking an introduction to this classical discipline, or for those with experience and looking for studio time. Most materials will be provided by the Art Center. Teens ages 13 and older welcome to enroll. Instructor: Scott Seaboldt.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey present Built To Amaze - IZOD Center
March 06, 2013 - East Rutherford

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey? presents the 143rd exhilarating edition of the Greatest Show On Earth. Elephants, tigers, acrobats, and aerialists join together from across the globe for one breathtaking performance of non-stop thrills by what is surely the most famous circus on earth.

Young Leaders Institute of Laurelton - Laurelton Library
March 06, 2013 - Laurelton

Real leaders are made not born. Learn to be a leader at this program for children in grades 3-6.

Timeless Tales - Central Library
March 06, 2013 - Jamaica

Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers can story times with a children's librarian. Participants enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, learning activities, and lots of fun. Preregistration is required.

Toddler Story Time - Court Square Library
March 06, 2013 - Long Island City

Read picture books and sing songs. Thirty minutes of fun, laughter, and learning.

Bugs as Pets: A Live Animal Program - Briarwood Library
March 06, 2013 - Briarwood

Children age 5 and older can explore the realm of bugs with animal educator Ranger Eric. Discover which insects, arachnids and myriapods do and don't make great pets, see them up close and even get to touch some of them.

Online Test Prep - Long Island City Library
March 06, 2013 - Long Island City

This workshop provides online test strategies and a customized practice ground for those who want to accelerate preparation for online testing. Students will be provided with access to interactive online practice tests based on official exams such as ACT, SAT, and GED. For more details and to preregister call 718-752-3700.

Arts and Crafts - Auburndale Library
March 06, 2013 - Flushing

Children ages 5-12 enjoy hands-on activities to create seasonal decorations.

Game Day for Teens & Tweens - Howard Beach Library
March 06, 2013 - Howard Beach

Make new friends and enjoy some friendly competition playing Nintendo Wii, Checkers, Chess & other board games.

Teen Tech Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Marcy branch
March 06, 2013 - Bedford Stuyvesant

Teens use computers for learning, researching, doing homework, and gaming.

Knitting Circle - Brooklyn Public Library, Bedford branch
March 06, 2013 - Crown Heights

An all-ages event knitters young and not young. Bring your own needles and yarn.

Wee Be Jamming! - Brooklyn Public Library, Clinton Hill Branch
March 06, 2013 - Clinton Hill

Musician Brian Barrentine leads a jam session that will likely induce clapping, laughter, dancing, and speaking in different languages.

Monthly Jazz Jam - Flushing Town Hall
March 06, 2013 - Flushing

Open to professional jazz musicians, graduate students studying jazz, and music educators. Meet new contacts, hone your chops and jam each month with your peers. Open to the general public, first Wednesday each month.

The FEMCHO Anti-bullying Program - Bet U Can Dance
March 06, 2013 - East Northport

Girls enjoy 40 minutes of dance fitness, 20 minutes of girl-talk and a lifetime of confidence in this program that follows a specific format to allow girls to openly express their feelings in a safe environment while still having fun and bonding together. The program adheres to FEMCHO which is an acronym for friendship, equality, mindfulness, compassion, honor,and open-mindedness.

Video Slink Uganda - apexart
Through March 06, 2013 - New York

A curatorial project that involves burning five to seven short-form experimental videos by contemporary African/African-American video artists onto these pirated DVDs that will be viewed by millions of viewers in individual homes and bibanda.

Storytime - Barnes & Noble -- The Palisades Center
March 06, 2013 - West Nyack

Children can stop by the store's kid's reading area to hear This is Not My Hat, (2013 Caldecott Winner) by John Klassen. When a tiny fish shoots into view wearing a round blue topper (which happens to fit him perfectly), trouble could be following close behind.

Mother 2 Mother Breastfeeding Support Group - Rockland County Department of Health WIC Office
March 06, 2013 - Haverstraw

The Rockland County Department of Health invites new mothers and mothers-to-be to attend this monthly support group that offers help and information. The program is led by a certified lactation consultant who can help women with their questions and concerns. Babies and toddlers are welcome. The group is available in Spanish on March 19.

3rd Annual Queens World Film Festival - The Museum of the Moving Image
March 06, 2013 - Astoria

This festival returns to screen 104 short films from around the world and around the corner. Films will also be screened at 3 locations, including the Jackson Cinema (Elmhurst) the Renaissance Charter School (Jackson Heights) and the Secret Theatre (LIC). Queens is the most ethnically diverse community in the world, with two major airports serving to connect New York City and the global community. The 3rd Annual Queens World Film Festival appreciates this diversity by promoting both local and international filmmakers positioning Queens as a destination for both filmmakers and film lovers. QWFF is a recipient of a 2013 Queens Council on the Arts /Department of Cultural Affairs grant and is proudly sponsored by Kaufman Astoria Studios, Amalgamated Bank and Manhattan Portage.

Breastfeeding for Beginners - Rivertown Mamas
March 06, 2013 - Dobbs Ferry

Breastfeeding is unquestionably natural, but by definition every first-time mama is a first-time breastfeeder and therefore can benefit from a little instruction. Breastfeeding for Beginners is informative, practical, and insightful, but it's also relaxed. A wide range of topics will be covered, including: * how to initiate breastfeeding * recognizing feeding cues * techniques for ensuring a good latch * different positions for breastfeeding * how to know if baby is getting "enough" * common myths and misconceptions * nursing gear (bras, pumps, milk storage, etc.) * working and breastfeeding * and much more The class is highly interactive, with ample time for discussion and questions. It is recommended for women in their 34th week of pregnancy and beyond. Registration is on an ongoing basis, with participants limited to 10 expectant moms per class plus one additional support person each, if desired.

Book Babies - The Field Library
March 06, 2013 - Peekskill

An interactive program for the littlest library lovers (babies to age 3) and their caregivers. Stories, songs, fingerplays, and play time.

Y Theatre Presents Washington Irving Students in 'Time Machine 2' - Washington Irving School
March 06, 2013 - Tarrytown

This is the SEQUEL to last year's exciting "Time Machine" play! Our heroes - The Time Traveler, Molly, and Brian - find themselves trapped in a maze at the center of time created by the evil Morlocks! While in the maze, they meet Peacemakers, Warriors, Artists, and Athletes from history, like Frida Kahlo, George Washington, Harriet Tubman, Jackie Robinson, and Pablo Picasso! Can our heroes escape the Maze, even with the help of escape artist Harry Houdini? Or will they fall before the forces of the Morlocks, led by the infamous traitor, Benedict Arnold? Will they be trapped in the Maze of the Morlocks FOREVER? Only time will tell! Over 100 Washington Irving School students will perform in this show, sure to delight audiences young and old!

Look and See: Creatures of the Seas - Bruce Museum
March 06, 2013 - Greenwich

A program especially designed for children ages 3– 5 years and their adult caregivers, who will explore the Museum's galleries through hands-on experiences, crafts, stories and more. Parents/guardians are free. For reservations, call 203-869-0376 or email your names and event date to [email protected]

MDxpress Grand Opening - MDxpress
March 06, 2013 - Mamaroneck

Waiting for what can be hours in a hospital emergency room when you have a non-life-threatening illness or injury is now a thing of the past… Welcome MDxpress, a new walk-in medical facility, which will be open seven days a week, including all holidays. Top doctors and medical assistants will always be available to treat a variety of pediatric and adult non-life and limb threatening injuries and illnesses, including cuts requiring stitches, flu, strep and sore throats, sprains, burns, headaches, stomach aches, asthma, allergic reactions, and much more. For the greatest convenience, MDxpress will have on-site digital x-ray and lab facilities as well.

Music and Movement - Long Island Children's Museum
March 06, 2013 - Garden City

Musical instruments and sing-along songs get the youngest visitors' bodies moving. Join in for a fun, friendly time.

Poetry in Motion Rehearsals - Wilton Library
March 06, 2013 - Wilton

Rehearsals for Poetry in Motion performance. Snow date: Thursday, March 14.

Nice to Meet You: Critter Encounter - Wilton Library
March 06, 2013 - Wilton

Children ages 3-4 are invited to meet live animals. Earthplace of Westport will visit for a show and tell of some of their rescued animals. Children will meet five live teaching animals and learn where they come from, what they eat, and what makes them unique. Registration required.

And I Am Not Lying - UNDER St. Marks
March 06, 2013 - New York

With Cyndi Freeman, Brad Lawrence, & Jeff Simmermon. We're cock rocking the NPR crowd with the best underground comedy, storytelling, burlesque and sideshow acts. This whole thing (and all of everything) is about getting together and getting EXCITED -- just turn your phones off and shout it out loud.

World Read Aloud Day! - Fairfield Public Library
March 06, 2013 - Fairfield

Come celebrate this Global Literacy Movement. Guest readers will read their favorite stories to children of all ages. Schedule of events and a list of guest readers will be released on Monday, February 18, the registration day for this event. Registration required.

The Journey - Westport Historical Society
March 06, 2013 - Westport

"Journey" brings to life seven historical African-American women, including Harriet Tubman, a young slave woman, Sojourner Truth, Rosa Parks and Maya Angelou. Through music, and character transformation, the performance takes the audience to a place and time that history books sometime forget. The production provides an opportunity to celebrate and share Black History and the numerous achievements and contributions the African-American culture has made in the United States and the world.

Cleary School for the Deaf Open House for Parents and Professionals - Cleary School for the Deaf
March 06, 2013 - Nesconset

This open house will feature a presentation and tour for professionals in the fields of Pediatrics, Otolaryngology, Audiology, Speech and Language, Social Services, Early Intervention, Teachers of the Deaf, and School District Special Education members. Parents of children with a hearing impairment who are interested in learning more about the programs and services are welcome. For questions contact: Carolyn Maretsky or Ellen McCarthy: 631-588-0530. Register by March 1.

Hot Cocoa and Marshmallows Children's Series - Ward Melville Heritage Organization
March 06, 2013 - Stony Brook

Cure cabin fever and treat your 3 to 5 year olds this winter. Meet children's author T.D. Snoggins and enjoy a story time session. Hot Cocoa, Marshmallows and craft will follow.

Mama Glow Prenatal Yoga and Book Signing with Latham Thomas - Karma Kids Yoga
March 06, 2013 - West Village

Join Latham Thomas, maternity lifestyle maven, founder of Mama Glow, and author of bestselling book "Mama Glow: A Hip Guide to Your Fabulous Abundant Pregnancy," in an evening of Mama Glow Prenatal Yoga and mingling at Karma Kids Yoga. Latham has been a recurring guest on the Style Network hit show "Tia and Tamera" where she serves as Tamera's doula. Her work has been endorsed by Alicia Keys, Christy Turlington Burns, Rebecca Minkoff, and more. Mama Glow Prenatal Yoga practice supports your health and well being throughout pregnancy as well as prepares you mentally, emotionally, and physically for childbirth. With a focus on pranayama (breathwork), pregnancy specific postures and alignment to strengthen the body and protect the mobile joints of the expectant mother. Following the hour-long prenatal class there will be a reception with healthy snacks and Q&A. Bring all of your pregnancy questions. Each attendee will get a signed copy of Latham's new book.

SciCafe: Green-blooded Lizards and Malaria Genetics - American Museum of Natural History
March 06, 2013 - New York

On the island of New Guinea there are unusual lizards with bright green blood. Could these reptiles offer clues to better understand diseases in humans like malaria and jaundice? Museum Associate Curator Susan Perkins and Chris Austin, associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Louisiana State University, will discuss their work on this system, including the power of genomics and comparative biology to help advance the field of medicine.

LEARN TO DRAW with ART TEACHER AMY- Children 6-9 - West Islip Community Center,
March 06, 2013 - West Islip

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

Bully Proof Your Child for Life! - Westchester Reform Temple
March 06, 2013 - Scarsdale

Join with national anti-bullying expert Dr. Joel Haber for a passionate and inspiring evening exploring why people bully and what you as a parent can do about it. Participants will leave the program with valuable tips that can be used with your child to prevent bullying before it starts. Dr. Joel Haber is a Clinical Psychologist who has dedicated more than 20 years to the prevention of abusive behaviors in children and adults. He is the author of the internationally acclaimed, "Bullyproof Your Child for Life: Protect Your Child from Teasing, Taunting and Bullying for Good," and was a member of the advisory board for The Bully Project credited in the 2012 movie, "Bully." This program is presented as part of Westchester Reform Temple's Parenting Series.

World Read Aloud Day Celebration - Books of Wonder
March 06, 2013 - Chelsea

Celebrate World Read Aloud Day by listening to story time with special guest readers and enjoying a performance from the Story Pirates.

Mix It Up - Children's Museum of the Arts
March 06, 2013 - SoHo

What materials will you use today? The term "mixed media" not only involves the use of paint and cardboard, but can also include fabric, tissue paper, and pipe cleaners. The combination of materials are endless.

Night Games - Marvell Rep at TBG Theatre
Through March 06, 2013 - New York

Marvell Rep, 2012 Drama Desk Award Nominee, presents the world premiere of NIGHT GAMES, a steamy thriller by Lenny Leibowitz adapted from Arthur Schnitzler's novella. In this gripping, surprise-filled drama, Lt. Willi Kasda agrees to help a friend in need. Short of cash, Willli turns to cards and finds himself on a winning streak so extraordinary it promises to change his life forever. But when his luck turns, he seeks the help of a former lover. With his fate in her hands, Willi gambles all he has to save himself from doom and win back this mysterious lady of great fortune. Please visit the website, www.marvellrep.com, for specific performance times and to purchase tickets.

Stereo Telescope - On and Running! - Matchless
March 06, 2013 - Brooklyn

Come see indie/electronic duo Stereo Telescope live to hear tracks off of their latest full-length album, “On and Running” available now.

Sip, Sway & Bridal Play - Hornblower Cruises and Events
March 06, 2013 - New York

Dockside event aboard Hornblolwer Infinity Open house from 6-9 pm Exclusive access to NYC Wedding Vendors Tray passed wine and sparkling wine Light hors d'oeuvres Cake tastings Interactive games Specialty band and DJ's Special gift bags and giveaways through out the event Read more: http://www.hornblower.com/port/overview/ny+sipsway-bridal-showcase#ixzz2LvwdJAnF

Unsung Menken - 54 Below
March 06, 2013 - New York

A host of incredible Broadway talent sings the lesser-known songs from the catalog of the beloved Tony, Oscar, and Grammy-winning composer of hits such as Newsies, The Little Mermaid, & Little Shop of Horrors. Accompanied by a five-piece band, the cast includes: Debbie Gravitte (Chicago, Jerome Robbins' Broadway), Liz Larsen (Hairspray, Damn Yankees), Jack Noseworthy (Sweet Smell of Success, A Chorus Line), Joe Iconis (The Black Suits), Sally Wilfert (Assassins), Jeremy Morse (Bloodsong of Love), Meg Bussert (The Music Man, Brigadoon, Camelot), Leenya Rideout (Company, War Horse), Badia Farha (Leap of Faith), Molly Hager (Fat Camp), Nancy Anderson (Wonderful Town, A Class Act), Melanie Field (Evita, Phantom of the Opera), and Eric Michael Krop (Godspell). Featuring: Danielle Gimbal, Maria Malanga, Lauren Marcus, Jared Nepute, Will Roland, and Jordan Stanley, with Musical Direction by Caleb Hoyer and Direction from MK Lawson.

Preservation Hall Jazz Band - Brooklyn Bowl
March 06, 2013 - Brooklyn

Erik Deutsch band, DJ Cochon de Lait (DJing between sets). Also March 6.

Teddy Bear Clinic - MDxpress
March 06, 2013 - Mamaroneck

Kids and their Teddy Bears are invited to the Grand Opening of MDxpress. There will be X-rays and check-ups for all injured and non-injured stuffed toys. Kids and their furry friends will also enjoy refreshments, activities, and prizes!

FREE Breastfeeding Support Group - Hudson Valley Hudson Hospital Center - Wagner Conference Room
March 06, 2013 - Cortlandt Manor

Mothers from the region meet with Linda LeMon to talk about breastfeeding and parenting issues, and moms can meet others in the area and exchange information and experiences. To register, call or go online at hvhc.org/events.

Teddy Bear Clinic - MDxpress
March 06, 2013 - Mamaroneck

Kids and their Teddy Bears are invited to the Grand Opening of MDxpress. X-rays and check-ups for all injured and non-injured stuffed toys. Kids and their furry friends will also enjoy refreshments, activities, and prizes!

Math Encounters: PIXAR’s Lead Researcher Tony DeRose on Math in the Movies - National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath)
March 06, 2013 - Manhattan

Afternoon Presentation 4:30 p.m. Refreshments, 5 p.m. Evening Presentation 7:00pm Refreshments 6:30pm at MoMath, 11 E.26th St. Founded as the computer effects division of George Lucas’s LucasFilms in 1979, backed by Steve Jobs in 1986, bought by Disney in 2006 and grossing more in one year than any other film studio in history, PIXAR’s math roots run deep. The Rat in Ratatouille, the fish in Finding Nemo, the robot in WALL-E, and the curly-haired redhead in 2012’s Brave were all created by mathematicians manipulating the most sophisticated tools on the cutting edge of computer technology, computational physics, geometry and approximation theory. Join Tony DeRose, Senior Scientist and lead of the Research Group at PIXAR Animation Studios, as he uses examples from PIXAR’s feature films to provide a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the role math plays in the digital revolution taking place in film today. For example, for the curly red hair on the heroine in 2012’s Brave, PIXAR published a memo about the high-level math behind it that explained, “To satisfy the artistic requirement of maintaining the curl’s helical shape during motion, we proposed a hair model based upon an extensible elastic rod.” Tony will be introduced by Ira Flatow, Host and Executive Producer of National Public Radio’s popular Science Friday radio program (6:30 pm only). Math Encounters is a public presentation series celebrating the spectacular world of mathematics and presented by the Simons Foundation and the National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath).

Charles Busch - 54 Below
March 07, 2013 - New York

Whether he's playing a Westchester housewife who's preparing her cabaret tribute to Edith Piaf, Cinderella's much maligned stepmother in the style of Mildred Pierce, or the tough but warm-hearted owner of a speakeasy, performance legend Charles Busch continues to delight and redefine his craft as a master humorist, illusionist, and camp icon.

PreSchool Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
March 07, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-5 can come in for stories, songs, puppets, and more. Pre-registration is required. Thursdays through May 16.

Bouncing Babies - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
March 07, 2013 - Garnerville

Non-walkers and their parent, grandparent, or caregiver are invited for rhymes, songs, and fingerplays. Pre-registration is required. Thursdays through May 16.

Stories in Spanish & English - Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library
March 07, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-6 can hear stories in Spanish and English. Pre-registration is required. Thursdays through May 16.

Yoga for Children - Congregation Sons of Israel
March 07, 2013 - Upper Nyack

Children ages 2-6 are invited to participate in this playful approach to yoga. Pre-registration is requested.

'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - A New Musical' presented by Random Farms Kids' Theater Jellybeans - Yorktown Stage
March 07, 2013 - Yorktown Heights

Random Farms Jellybeans (performers in grades K-2) present this family musical adapted from Mark Twain's beloved novel, and specially commissioned by The Random Farms Kids' Theater. In the story, Tom meets and falls in love with Becky Thatcher. However, Becky's father, Judge Thatcher, does not approve of Becky fraternizing with a mischievous boy like Tom. Tom prevails when he secretly takes Becky's punishment for her after she spills ink on the schoolmaster's prized book of verses. Then, he returns home from a pirate adventure, unwittingly returning a stolen treasure to its rightful owner. Memorable scenes from the classic book appear in this musical: Tom incurring Aunt Polly's wrath, whitewashing the fence, pirating on Pirate Island, getting engaged to Becky Thatcher, and dedicating himself to adventures with Huck Finn. Tickets are sold at the door on the day of the performance (cash only).

Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey present Built To Amaze - IZOD Center
March 07, 2013 - East Rutherford

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® presents the 143rd exhilarating edition of the Greatest Show On Earth. Elephants, tigers, acrobats, and aerialists join together from across the globe for one breathtaking performance of non-stop thrills by what is surely the most famous circus on earth.

Story Play - Brooklyn Public Library, Crown Heights branch
March 07, 2013 - Crown Heights

Preschoolers from birth to age 5 gather for stories, socializing, book exploring, and more.

Read and Play - Brooklyn Public Library, Greenpoint branch
March 07, 2013 - Greenpoint

Children with and without special needs gather to hear stories, sing songs, play, and socialize. Part of The Child's Place for Children with Special Needs.

After School Homework Help - Brooklyn Public Library, Clarendon branch
March 07, 2013 - Midwood

Kids and tweens get help with their homework.

Dionne Warwick - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
March 07, 2013 - New York

Scintillating, soothing and sensual best describe the familiar and legendary voice of five-time Grammy Award winning music legend, DIONNE WARWICK, who has become a cornerstone of American pop music and culture. Warwick's career, which currently celebrates 50 years, has established her as an international music icon and concert act. She has earned more than sixty charted hit songs and sold over 100 million records.

Healthy Digital Relationships: A Three-Week Course in Media for Young Adults - Brooklyn Public Library, Macon branch
March 07, 2013 - Bedford-Stuyvesant

Teens explore the differences between in-person relationships and those formed on the internet, discuss aspects of positive and negative online relationships, and learn how to build healthy relationships through digital media.

Tweens/Teens Play Free Rice - Pequot Library
March 07, 2013 - Southport

Free Rice is an international game/program that encourages kids to have fun by showing how smart they are in English, math, geometry, art, music, etc.By playing a game on the computer, each tween/teen learns as they go. They are broken into teams and compete against each other. The library projects the game onto a big screen in the Reading Room. For every right answer the World Food Program donates 10 grains of rice to help end world hunger.

Drama Posse - Hillcrest Library
March 07, 2013 - Flushing

Children and teens ages 11-14, can try their hand at acting, and perform in a live show especially for kids. Budding actors, musicians, scenery artists, sound effects techs, and stagehands are needed. Weekly meetings and rehearsals are required for all actors and actresses.

Mother Goose - Windsor Park Library
March 07, 2013 - Bayside

Children ages 7 -23 months and their caregivers can enjoy stories, songs, and fingerplays. Preregistration is required.

Zumba for Kids - Windsor Park
March 07, 2013 - Bayside

Children ages 5 and yp can explore dance and movement to the sound of international music with Lauren Singer. Steps will be simplified so that all ages can participate. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a towel and bottle of water. Space is limited and preregistration is required.

Chess Club - Rochdale Village Library
March 07, 2013 - Jamaica

Calling all budding chess masters. Kids can learn to play chess while making new friends.

Get Into It! FREE - Stepping Stones Museum
March 07, 2013 - Norwalk

Enjoy free admission and learn how to keep your family safe during Norwalk Night with the Norwalk and Rowayton Fire Departments. An Open Arms program.

Toddler Storytime - Pomonok Library
March 07, 2013 - Flushing

Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, and crafts for children ages 18 to 36 months.Preregistration is required.

3rd Annual Queens World Film Festival - The Museum of the Moving Image
March 07, 2013 - Astoria

This festival returns to screen 104 short films from around the world and around the corner. Films will also be screened at 3 locations, including the Jackson Cinema (Elmhurst) the Renaissance Charter School (Jackson Heights) and the Secret Theatre (LIC). Queens is the most ethnically diverse community in the world, with two major airports serving to connect New York City and the global community. The 3rd Annual Queens World Film Festival appreciates this diversity by promoting both local and international filmmakers positioning Queens as a destination for both filmmakers and film lovers. QWFF is a recipient of a 2013 Queens Council on the Arts /Department of Cultural Affairs grant and is proudly sponsored by Kaufman Astoria Studios, Amalgamated Bank and Manhattan Portage.

Drop-in Crafts - Scarsdale Public Library
March 07, 2013 - Scarsdale

Crafty fun for ages 3-1/2 to 7 years.

Tales for Tails - The Field Library
March 07, 2013 - Peekskill

Children in Grade 1 and up are invited (with a parent) to read to a special dog. All volunteer dogs are certified through The Good Dog Foundation. Sign-up required.

Nature Workshop - Weinberg Nature Center
March 07, 2013 - Scarsdale

Take a journey through the woods to find traces of mammals...deer, fox, and squirrels are just a few of the furry creatures that are lurking through the woods. The afternoon will be filled with mammal games, crafts, and play time with the domestic mammals that live at Center's trailside museum. Nature workshops are held on most school conference days in the Scarsdale School District. They will include interactive demonstrations, a take-home craft, nature-themed games, an outdoor walk in the woods, and live animals. Dress for weather and pack a lunch.

'As You Like It' - The New Victory Theater
March 07, 2013 - Midtown

A great introduction for children who may be unfamiliar with Shakespeare's works, this play is lighthearted and fun, concluding with the message that all humans need love. Performed by New York's The Acting Company and directed by Pig Iron Theatre Company's Dan Rothenberg, the inspiration behind this particular performance comes from the popular children's book "Where The Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak. Here's more information from the press release: New York's The Acting Company, a TONY Honors Recipient for Excellence in Theater, brings Shakespeare's lushly lighthearted comedy 'As You Like It' to The New Victory Theater as part of their 40th anniversary season. Directed by Pig Iron Theatre Company's Dan Rothenberg, 'As You Like It' by The Acting Company will make its New York Premiere at The New Victory Theater, 209 West 42nd Street, from March 1-10, 2013. The Acting Company debuted 'As You Like It' at the Guthrie Theater's Dowling Studio from January 12 ? February 3; The Acting Company last performed at The New Victory Theater in 2009 with a staging of Henry V directed by Davis McCallum. For this frolicsome, Jazz Age-styled Shakespearean saga, director Dan Rothenberg counts Maurice Sendak's seminal 1963 children's book, "Where the Wild Things Are," among his inspirations. "Rosalind and her boyfriend Orlando's flight of fancy into exile allows them to visit their wild side. They discover that the Forest of Arden is rendered by a child: messy, whimsical, full of animals personified and humans that are beastly," says Rothenberg. "In Shakespeare's "As You Like It," characters explore various forms of the stages of life ? the natural and the man-made, the selfish and the generous, the frightening and embracing ? reminding us that we are all simply mammals that require the greatest healing of all: love," he adds. Dan Rothenberg's recent New York presentations include Zero Cost House (Under the Radar 2013); Annihilation Point (Berserker Residents, Abrons Art Center 2011) and Enjoy (Play Company, 59E59 2010). As a founding member and co-artistic director of Philadelphia's Pig Iron Theatre Company, he directed the OBIE Award-winning Chekhov Lizardbrain (2007) and Hell Meets Henry Halfway (2004); in addition to many of the company's other productions, including Twelfth Night, or What You Will (2011); Cankerblossom (2010); and Sweet By-and-By (2008). Also joining from Pig Iron are Michael Kiley for Music and Sound Design, Sarah Sanford for Choreography and Matt Saunders for Scenic Design. The remaining creative team includes Michael Chybowski for Lighting Design, Felix Ivanoff for Fight Direction, Terese Wadden for Costume Design and Andrew Wade for Voice and Speech. Devin Brain serves as Staff Repertory Director, Gina Noele Odierno is the Production Stage Manager, and Brandon Curtis is the Assistant Stage Manager. The production features University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater B.F.A. Actor Training Program graduates Megan Bartle (Celia), Buddy Haardt (Oliver), Kelsey Landon (Phoebe), Michael McDonald (Silvius/Le Beau), Noah Putterman (Amiens/William) and Elizabeth Stahlmann (Rosalind). The cast also includes A Guthrie Experience for Actors in Training alumnus Jasmine Bracey (Audrey). Returning with The Acting Company are Ray Chapman (Duke Frederick/Sir Archibald Martext), Joseph Midyett (Orlando) and Chris Thorn (Jacques). The cast is completed by Christopher Michael McFarland (Tourstone), Joseph Tisa (Adam/Corin) and Yaegel T. Welch (Duke Senior/Charles the Wrestler). General Ticket Information Tickets for As You Like It at The New Victory Theater (209 West 42nd Street) cost $25, $18, $12 and $9 for Members and $38, $28, $18 and $14 for Non-members based on seat locations. Theater-goers who buy tickets for three or more New Victory shows in the current season qualify for free Membership benefits, including up to 35-percent savings on tickets all season long. To purchase tickets online, visit NewVictory.org, and to purchase by phone, call 646-223-3010. The New Victory Theater box office (209 West 42nd Street) is open Sunday and Monday from 11am-5pm and Tuesday through Saturday from 12pm-7pm. About Dan Rothenberg Dan Rothenberg is a Philadelphia-based director and creator of experimental performance. A founding member and co-artistic director of the Pig Iron Theatre Company, Dan has directed almost all of Pig Iron's original performance works, including Poet in New York, Gentleman Volunteers, Love Unpunished, Isabella, The Lucia Joyce Cabaret, and the OBIE Award-winning productions Chekhov Lizardbrain and Hell Meets Henry Halfway. Pig Iron has been nominated for over 35 Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theater in Philadelphia, and the company has toured to theaters and festivals in Europe, South America, and the United States. The company has participated in creative residencies at the Public Theater, Dance Theatre Workshop, La Jolla Playhouse, Drexel University, Playmakers Rep, Swarthmore College, and at Toni Morrison's Atelier Program at Princeton University. In 2010, Dan directed the highly critically acclaimed English-language premiere of Toshiki Okada's Enjoy for Play Company in New York ("?pitch-perfect direction?"). With Pig Iron, Dan co-directed Shut Eye with legendary theater director Joseph Chaikin and in 2005, he directed Pay Up, a 30-person site-specific installation about buying and selling for the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival; it was later presented at Montclair State University. Dan teaches physical theater, both for Pig Iron and at Princeton University. Other projects include creation of audio works to accompany the paintings of Alexandra Grant at MOCA in Los Angeles and ongoing collaborations with Headlong Dance Theatre, the alt-comedy group The Berzerker Residence, and Stockholm's music-performance group Teater Slava. Dan is the recipient of a Barrymore Award for Choreography (1997); a Pew Fellowship in Performance Art (2002); a United States Artists Knight Fellowship (2010); and an Independence Fellowship (2005). In 2011 Dan received a MAP Fund Grant to support Zero Cost House, a new work by Pig Iron in collaboration with Japanese playwright and director Toshiki Okada. Zero Cost House had its premiere in Fall 2012 at the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and was presented as part of the 2013 Under the Radar Festival. About The Acting Company (New York, NY) Founded in 1972 by legendary producer/director/actor John Houseman and current Producing Director, Margot Harley, with members of the first graduating class of Juilliard's Drama Division, The Acting Company has performed 136 productions for over 3 million people in 48 states and 10 foreign countries. The Company has given a generation of actors the opportunity to master their craft. Celebrated alumni include Kevin Kline, Rainn Wilson, Patti LuPone, David Schramm, Jesse L. Martin, David Ogden Stiers, Frances Conroy, Jeffrey Wright, Harriet Harris, Hamish Linklater and Keith David. Promoting theater and literacy by bringing a touring repertory of classical productions and exceptional new works performed by talented young actors and teaching artists into communities across America?particularly those where live performance and theater arts education is limited or non-existent?The Acting Company performs each year in over 40 cities to audiences of 70,000 and reaches more than 30,000 students with its arts education programs. The Acting Company has been honored with numerous awards including the Obie, Audelco, and Los Angeles Critics Circle Awards, and is a TONY Honors Recipient for Excellence in Theater. About The New Victory Theater: Since The New Victory Theater opened its doors in 1995, it has become a cultural rite of passage for young New Yorkers, their families and schoolmates. The New Victory seeks sophisticated, thought-provoking and professional productions that are as artistically rich as they are entertaining, resulting in season after season of multidisciplinary works from around the globe and close to home. The theater's contributions to the cultural landscape of the city were recently celebrated by the prestigious New York critics' organization, The Drama Desk, which presented The New Victory Theater with a 2012 Special Award for "providing enchanting, sophisticated children's theater that appeals to the child in all of us, and for nurturing a love of theater in young people." About The New 42nd Street An independent, nonprofit organization, The New 42nd Street was created to assume long-term responsibility and oversight for seven historic theaters between 42nd Street and 7th and 8th Avenues. The projects of The New 42nd Street include The New Victory Theater, a performing arts theater devoted to kids and families; the New 42nd Street Studios, a state-of-the-art, 10-story performing arts complex for rehearsal, performance and arts administration; and The Duke on 42nd Street, an intimate black-box theater available for rental to both international and domestic nonprofit and commercial organizations to present their work.

Armory Arts Week Bronx Day at Bartow-Pell - Bartow Pell Mansion Museum
March 07, 2013 - Bronx

Visit the north Bronx countryside to view Dianne Smith sculptural works in Pelham Bay Park's first public art installation in two decades. You may also tour the handsome Greek Revival Bartow-Pell mansion. The Bronx Trolley will be available for transportation from the armory to BPMM.

Thursday Morning Storytime: The Toe Show - Barnes & Noble City Center
March 07, 2013 - White Plains

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

The Music of Prince at Carnegie Hall - Carnegie Hall
March 07, 2013 - Manhattan

Elvis Costello - Bettye LaVette - Talib Kweli - Sandra Bernhard - Booker T. Jones - The Waterboys - Citizen Cope & Alice Smith - D'Angelo - Blind Boys of Alabama - DeVotchka - Amos Lee - BilalBhi Bhiman - Princess feat. Maya Rudolph & Gretchen Lieberum - with The Roots as your House Band with Eric Leeds, Wendy Melvoin and Suzannah Melvoin. 20+ artists pay tribute to Prince in this concert to benefit music programs for under-privileged youth all over NYC.

Language Immersion at LICM-Korean - Long Island Children's Museum
March 07, 2013 - Garden City

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

New York Islanders vs. New York Rangers - Nassau Coliseum
March 07, 2013 - Uniondale

Here's your chance to root for your favorite team. Watch them delight fans as they romp on the ice to settle old scores and win new victories.

Open House - Beth Sholom Day Camp
March 07, 2013 - Roslyn Heights

Find out all you need to know about putting your children in a great day camp. Meet the instructors and get all your questions answered. Camp Open house is for ages 3-15.

Paul Oakenfold - Pacha NYC
March 07, 2013 - New York

Thursday March 7 Pacha NYC & RPM present… PAUL OAKENFOLD with MAK J GET TICKETS http://pacha-nyc.clubtickets.com/us/2013-03/07/paul-oakenfold-pacha-nyc Doors 10pm Table Reservations 212.209.7500 Pacha NYC 618 W.46th St. www.pachanyc.com

Poetry in Motion Rehearsals - Wilton Library
March 07, 2013 - Wilton

Rehearsals for Poetry in Motion performance. Snow date: Thursday, March 14.

The Hobbit: The Game - Wilton Library
March 07, 2013 - Wilton

Saddle your pony and sharpen your battleaxe -- it's time for tabletop adventure. Participants will play the parts of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield or one of the dozen dwarves in pencil-and-paper role play action. Reenact the journeys of Bilbo and company, or go 'off-map' entirely and blaze your own trail. Add in Bombur-sized snacks and you have all the ingredients for a tale that the bards will tell for an Age. Grades 4-6 with a caregiver in the building. Registration required.

Tween Yoga - Finkelstein Memorial Library
March 07, 2013 - Sping Valley

Tweens will learn basic yoga exercises to relax and enhance their health. Pre-registration is required. This three-part series meets again on March 14 and 21.

Infant/Child CPR Class - South Nassau Hospital Parent/Child Education Classroom
March 07, 2013 - Baldwin

Learn how to take care of your baby or child during an emergency using the CPR technique. Call for more information and to register.

BrooklyNites Jazz - Brooklyn Museum
March 07, 2013 - Brooklyn

In celebration of Women's History Month, jazz vocalist Antoinette Montague performs original tunes and selections from great icons in jazz, blues, and beyond. Presented in partnership with WBGO 88.3 FM. Hosted by Rob Crocker.

13th Anniversary New York City FIRST Mega-Celebration of Science and Technology - Jacob Javits Convention Center
March 07, 2013 - Hell's Kitchen

The FIRST Mega-Celebration brings three intense robotics competitions under one roof. Watch as FIRST Robotics Competition, FIRST Tech Challenge, and FIRST LEGO League student teams compete to win the regional competition and for a chance to go onto the global competition. Also, there will be a career fair, where you will be able to talk to college representatives and fortune companies about careers in technology. Featuring: New York City FIRST Robotics Competition Friday, March 8 & Saturday, March 9 An exciting sports-like tournament with 65 competing high school teams of future technologists and entrepreneurs. New York City FIRST Tech Challenge Championship Thursday, March 7 & Friday, March 8 72 teams of high school students putting their technical and entrepreneurial skills to the test. New York City FIRST LEGO League Championship Saturday, March 9 80 middle school teams of technological innovators, exploring the cutting-edge world of Biomedical Engineering selected from among 190 teams across the City at borough qualifying tournaments. New York City JrFIRST LEGO League Exposition Saturday, March 9 20 teams with ages ranging from 6 to 9 participating in a non-competitive program to show off their communication and research skills. New York City FIRST Science and Technology College and Career Expo Thursday, March 7 – Saturday, March 9 40+ exhibitors, including colleges and universities offering FIRST scholarships and major corporations informing students about careers in science and technology.

Building an Art Portfolio for College Admission - Guild Hall
March 07, 2013 - East Hampton

This four-session course is intended for high school art students applying to college visual arts programs. Students will learn how to best present their body of work by organizing existing art and creating new art, with an emphasis on drawings from observation. At the conclusion of the workshop, there will be a portfolio critique and talk by Dorene Quinn, SUNY Oswego and Pratt at Munson Williams Proctor Art Institute professor, and Yvonne Buchanan, Illustrator and Professor at Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts. For more information or to register, contact Michelle Klein at ext. 19 or [email protected]

More Hacking - Design - Museum of Arts & Design
March 07, 2013 - New York

In all creative fields, hacking can mean using one's own skills to affect or alter an environment in order to gain greater access. Employing an unconventional approach that is rarely revealed to (or fully understood by) the outside world, hackers utilize strategies that open up controlled apparatuses, such as traditional approaches, environments, and other tools, to achieve revolutionary work.

Danny Tenaglia Birthday Bash - Pacha NYC
March 07, 2013 - New York

Doors 10pm Table Reservations 212.209.7500 Pacha NYC 618 W.46th St. www.pachanyc.com

Audio Portraits - Children's Museum of the Arts
March 07, 2013 - SoHo

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

iAdventure Presents Ultimate Guys Night Out V - Maserati of Manhattan
March 07, 2013 - New York

iAdventure is hosting the Ultimate Guys Night Out V at Maserati of Manhattan, which is the car maker’s first stand alone showroom in the U.S on Thursday, March 7th from 7pm-10pm. The exclusive event offers an array of high-end activities and products catered to men. While guests mingle over the display of the new luxurious cars, they’ll enjoy an open bar featuring Ketel One, Jose Cuervo, Ron Zacapa & Bulldog Gin. The gentlemen in attendance will enjoy a pasta making demonstration by Tommy Lasagna & an instructional beer tasting by Sixpoint. The night is also including custom suit fittings, style advise, straight-edge shaves, clean-ups, manicures, chair massages, shoe shines and a live performance by Caitlin Bell. There will be a silent auction of memorabilia throughout the event with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Rockaway Relief

PULSE Gallery Walk - PULSE Contemporary Art Fairs
March 07, 2013 - New York

GALLERY WALK: 6pm – 8pm - For a list of participating galleries and locations, please visit http://pulse-art.com/new-york/pulse-projects/pulse-presents/ AFTER PARTY: 8pm-10pm - Presented by PULSE and ARTINFO Hôtel Americano 518 W 27th Street DETAILS: Preview PULSE Contemporary Art Fairs during Armory Week in New York City. On Thursday, March 7 from 6-10pm join us in Chelsea for a special evening featuring participating galleries from PULSE New York and PULSE Miami. Following the gallery walk, please join us for the after party at the Hotel Americano from 8-10pm. In the meantime, SAVE THE DATE for PULSE New York 2013 - the leading contemporary satellite fair that takes place at the Metropolitan Pavilion from May 9-12, 2013. To purchase tickets to the fair or view a complete listing of exhibitors, visit www.pulse-art.com. Don't forget to follow PULSE on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Flickr. Make sure to “friend” PULSE on these platforms and tag yourself in pictures and posts! Tweet #PULSEArtFair @PULSEArtFair

Suenos 2013 - El Museo Del Barrio
March 07, 2013 - New York

On Thursday, March 7th, The Dominican Republic Education and Mentoring (DREAM) Project will be hosting their 2nd Annual benefit fundraiser in partnership with the Celia Cruz Foundation, honoring their achievements in children's education. The benefit will take place at El Museo Del Barrio, the leading Latino cultural institution in New York City. Highlighting the rich history and culture shared by Latinos in honor of one of the world's most adored artist, Celia Cruz. An exclusive collection of memorabilia will be on display to invited guests in memory of the 10th anniversary of her unforgettable passing. Suenos 2013 is proud to host some of New York's prominent philanthropists, latino leading community members top celebrity guests for a spectacular cause...the future of tomorrow. The benefit will have an approximate 300 attendees including guests of honor Sully Bonelly, Creative director for Isaac Mizrahi, Red Bull Pro Skater Luis Tolentino and Omer Pardillo Cid, President of The Celia Cruz Foundation and two-time Grammy Award winner. Our honorees will also be joined by special celebrity guests and media. All proceeds from the event will go towards DREAM's early childhood development and at-risk youth programs, offering thousands of children the opportunity to escape the cycle of poverty. This will inspire and empower the children through access to quality education. As official sponsors of the event, both JetBlue (www.JetBlue.com) & Playa Grande Club & Reserve (www.playagrande.com) have placed a premium on this critical need. The foundation has also received support from a number of US based companies, artists and lovers of Celia Cruz from around the world. To learn more about the DREAM project and to purchase tickets for this memorable event please visit: www.dominicandream.org.

Julie Goldman/Lady Gentleman - Ars Nova
March 07, 2013 - New York

Award winning comedian Julie Goldman returns to New York with her irreverent and outrageous comedy and music. Goldman takes her unique voice and vision of the world and offers it up in this fun, raucous, high impact night of stand-up and possibly Lesbian Folk rock music. GET TIX HERE: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/9753543

Green Roulette - Green Spaces
March 07, 2013 - New York

Green Roulette - a Speed Networking Event for Green Minded New Yorkers by Urban Green Energy @ Green Spaces Thurs 3/7, 6:30-9pm. A Creative Networking Concept with a gamified 3-step agenda: 1. Head to Green Spaces after work and recharge with coffee and talks from UGE - a Worldwide Industry Leader in Renewable Energy Solutions. Nick Blitterswyk, CEO and co-founder, UGE, will discuss the solution-based renewable approach. David Droz, AVP Business Development, UGE, will delve into the ever changing world of telecoms. 2. Join us for green speed-networking and meet people from the sustainable industry and green-minded people in an inspiring, creative way! 3. Enjoy nibbles and wine with your new connections while listening to some great music. UGE is the Worldwide Industry Leader in Renewable Energy Solutions and puts users in control of their energy source by deploying hybrid wind, solar and storage solutions. UGE has projects in over 70 countries around the world from its headquarters in New York to developing countries and offers best in class solutions at the nexus of energy cost, security and sustainability. Secure your spot today (limited spots) at http://greenroulette.eventbrite.com/

Story TIme & Mommy Time - Parents R Talking
March 07, 2013 - Mineola

Story-time & Mommy-Time is an interactive program encouraging responsible and interactive listening and thinking skills. It is also a time for adults to socialize. In the span of 45 mins, up to 2 stories will be (actively) read with props, to encourage appropriate interaction by the children. After the stories adult and child will have a chance to play and interact. Moms are encouraged to bring along snack for their children and themselves.

DJ ?uestlove Presents Bowl Train - Brooklyn Bowl
March 07, 2013 - Brooklyn

American music legend ?uestlove is continuing his Thursday night residency at Brooklyn Bowl, accompanied by throwback Soul Train videos! His vinyl collection contains more than 50,000 records giving him the ability to tear up the dance floor with the most eclectic sets of hip-hop, house, 80's, rare grooves and a mix of everything in between.

Modern Spaces presents “Celebrate LIC” at The Clock Tower - The Clock Tower
March 07, 2013 - Long Island City

Modern Spaces is hosting an event at The Clock Tower to celebrate the growth and culture of the neighborhood through a curated art exhibit by "No Longer Empy." Guests will experience first-hand the distinct feel of Long Island City through the exhibit while also enjoying tunes by DJ Cerok. One of the unique displays in the exhibit called “How Much Do I Owe You?” hones in on the conversation of currency, value and exchange. From sound installations to large scale sculptures, the fascinating art collection is sure to awaken the senses of guests. Come see one of many reasons why people love Long Island City!

Tilles Center Presents Adam Pascal - Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
March 08, 2013 - Greenvale

Adam Pascal, the Long Island native, best known for his role in the original cast of Rent, joins songwriter Larry Edoff, touring as the band Me & Larry. They will perform songs from their recent album Blinding Light, an exhilarating collection of songwriting matched with passionate, fiery musicianship.

Picture Book Time - Hempstead Library
March 08, 2013 - Hempstead

The program includes stories, songs, animal friends, and fun.

Parsifal - Metropolitan Opera
March 08, 2013 -

Director Francois Girard's timeless new vision for Wagner's final masterpiece explores the many facets of this mystical score, while designer Michael Levine (Eugene Onegin) creates a surreal landscape. Jonas Kaufmann stars in the title role of the innocent who finds wisdom. His fellow Wagnerian luminaries include Katarina Dalayman as the mysterious Kundry, Peter Mattei as the ailing Amfortas, Evgeny Nikitin as the wicked Klingsor, and Rene Pape as the noble knight Gurnemanz. Daniele Gatti conducts.

DON MCLEAN - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
March 08, 2013 - New York

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library
March 08, 2013 - Garnerville

Creative kids are invited to bring their own Legos or use the library's to make something special. For ages 4-12. Fridays through May 17 other than March 29.

Stories & Craft - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
March 08, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-7 are invited for stories, crafts, and more. _re-registration is required. Fridays through May 17 other than March 29.

'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - A New Musical' presented by Random Farms Kids' Theater Jellybeans - Yorktown Stage
March 08, 2013 - Yorktown Heights

Random Farms Random Farms Jellybeans (performers in grades K-2) present this family musical adapted from Mark Twain's beloved novel, and specially commissioned by The Random Farms Kids' Theater. In the story, Tom meets and falls in love with Becky Thatcher. However, Becky's father, Judge Thatcher, does not approve of Becky fraternizing with a mischievous boy like Tom. Tom prevails when he secretly takes Becky's punishment for her after she spills ink on the schoolmaster's prized book of verses. Then, he returns home from a pirate adventure, unwittingly returning a stolen treasure to its rightful owner. Memorable scenes from the classic book appear in this musical: Tom incurring Aunt Polly's wrath, whitewashing the fence, pirating on Pirate Island, getting engaged to Becky Thatcher, and dedicating himself to adventures with Huck Finn. Tickets are sold at the door on the day of the performance (cash only).

Journeys & Destinations - Main Street Petite Gallery
Through March 08, 2013 - Huntington

Over the years Vivian Hershfield, Virginia Edele, Grace Su, Nancy Fabrizio and Suzanne McVetty have journeyed together painting en plein air beautiful sites around Long Island, New York City, and the globe. All are members of the Nassau County Art League and the originators of the League's Plein Air Painters group, they love experiencing the out-of-doors, expressing their individual taste in their choice of views, and enjoying the camaraderie of like minds. The exhibit runs February 8-March 8, 2013.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey present Built To Amaze - IZOD Center
March 08, 2013 - East Rutherford

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® presents the 143rd exhilarating edition of the Greatest Show On Earth. Elephants, tigers, acrobats, and aerialists join together from across the globe for one breathtaking performance of non-stop thrills by what is surely the most famous circus on earth.

Holiday Workshop - Jill's Ceramics
March 08, 2013 - West Nyack

Set your holiday table with something special this year. Jill will help artists of all ages design St. Patrick's Day, Easter, or Passover-themed crafts. artists can pick from a selection of candy dishes, egg holders, wall decorations, clover-shaped dishes, bunny figurines, and more. Seder plates can be painted for an additional fee. March also brings the first day of Spring. Seasonal items include garden stakes and flower decorations. Pieces can be taken home that day or left for glazing. Fee includes instruction. Pre-registration is requested. Workshops will be held each Friday throughout the month.

Young Leaders Institute of Laurelton - Laurelton Library
March 08, 2013 - Laurelton

Real leaders are made not born. Learn to be a leader at this program for children in grades 3-6.

Arts and Crafts - East Flushing Library
March 08, 2013 - East Flushing

Children age 4 and up can participate in arts and crafts sessions Friday afternoons. Preregistration is required prior to the start of class, preferably in person with the instructor.

The New York Pops - Luck Be a Lady: Megan Hilty Sings Sinatra and More - Carnegie Hall
March 08, 2013 - New York

Broadway stars Megan Hilty (Wicked, 9 to 5, and the television show Smash) and Ryan Silverman (The Phantom of the Opera and Cry-Baby) join Steven Reineke and The New York Pops to pay tribute to the legendary music of Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack, as well as Ella Fitzgerald, Marilyn Monroe, and more.

Board Games for Kids and Tweens - Brooklyn Public Library, Arlington branch
March 08, 2013 - Brownsville

Kids and tweens play Monopoly, Battleship, Trouble, and other classic board games.

Jake Miller - Highline Ballroom
March 08, 2013 - Manhattan

Jake Miller, born November 28, 1992, is an American rapper, singer, musician and songwriter from Weston, Florida. He is currently attending the University of Miami. In high school the multi-talented musician who taught himself to play the drums and guitar at a young age, put out a few homemade music videos on YouTube which immediately created a buzz and attracted the attention of music business insiders who began to guide Jake on his journey. This event is sold out.

Family Friendly Friday Night Service and Dinner - Congregation Sons of Israel
March 08, 2013 - Upper Nyack

Families with young children are invited for a Friday night service with singing, dancing, and a puppet show. Afterward, stay for a Shabbat dinner. Call for reservations.

Game Day - Woodhaven Library
March 08, 2013 - Woodhaven

Enjoy great boards games and family time.

Fun Wii Fridays - Hollis Library
March 08, 2013 - Hollis

Calling all teens! Enjoy an afternoon for lots of socializing and Wii games.

Pirate Programming - Museum of Arts & Design
March 08, 2013 - New York

E.S.P. TV presents a screening event focusing on contemporary international broadcast networks. Exploring this important environment for experimental film/video works, Remote Access outlines active broadcast networks working with experimental media outside the US mainland who broadcast with limited transmission and resources.

Tot Shabbat - Temple B'nai Torah
March 08, 2013 - Wantagh

The community is invited to join Rabbi Marci Bellows, Cantor Steven Sher, Gail Goldstein and Emily Altman for this, special early childhood Shabbat experience of singing, and storytelling.

Art After Dark - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
March 08, 2013 - New York

Guests enjoy after-hours access to the Guggenheim's winter exhibitions, accompanied by a cash bar against the background of a playlist selected by improvisational dressmaker and performer Miyuki Nishizawa, a student of Gutai: Splendid Playground artists Shimamoto Shozo and Yoshihara Jiro. Miyuki will present a special performance as Shimbun Onna (newspaper woman) in the museum's rotunda during the event.

Wii Play - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Village Branch
March 08, 2013 - Haverstraw

Students in grades 1-6 are invited to challenge their friends to a game on the Wii.

Erev Shabbat Service / Youth Creative Service - Temple Beth Torah
March 08, 2013 - Upper Nyack

Temple Beth Torah’s Senior Youth Group presents this Creative Shabbat Service. Immediately after the oneg there will be a fun-filled night for 8th-12th graders. Parents can pick their children up at midnight. For more information, Please contact Robin Condoluci at [email protected]

Storytime - Barnes & Noble -- The Palisades Center
March 08, 2013 - West Nyack

Children can stop by the store's kid's reading area to hear This is Not My Hat, (2013 Caldecott Winner) by John Klassen. When a tiny fish shoots into view wearing a round blue topper (which happens to fit him perfectly), trouble could be following close behind.

Board Games - Finkelstein Memorial Library
March 08, 2013 - Spring Valley

Children ages 5-12 years old can challenge themselves and their friends on their chosen board games.

3rd Annual Queens World Film Festival - The Museum of the Moving Image
March 08, 2013 - Astoria

This festival returns to screen 104 short films from around the world and around the corner. Films will also be screened at 3 locations, including the Jackson Cinema (Elmhurst) the Renaissance Charter School (Jackson Heights) and the Secret Theatre (LIC). Queens is the most ethnically diverse community in the world, with two major airports serving to connect New York City and the global community. The 3rd Annual Queens World Film Festival appreciates this diversity by promoting both local and international filmmakers positioning Queens as a destination for both filmmakers and film lovers. QWFF is a recipient of a 2013 Queens Council on the Arts /Department of Cultural Affairs grant and is proudly sponsored by Kaufman Astoria Studios, Amalgamated Bank and Manhattan Portage.

Tales for Tots - The Field Library
March 08, 2013 - Peekskill

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

'As You Like It' - The New Victory Theater
March 08, 2013 - Midtown

A great introduction for children who may be unfamiliar with Shakespeare's works, this play is lighthearted and fun, concluding with the message that all humans need love. Performed by New York's The Acting Company and directed by Pig Iron Theatre Company's Dan Rothenberg, the inspiration behind this particular performance comes from the popular children's book "Where The Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak. Here's more information from the press release: New York's The Acting Company, a TONY Honors Recipient for Excellence in Theater, brings Shakespeare's lushly lighthearted comedy 'As You Like It' to The New Victory Theater as part of their 40th anniversary season. Directed by Pig Iron Theatre Company's Dan Rothenberg, 'As You Like It' by The Acting Company will make its New York Premiere at The New Victory Theater, 209 West 42nd Street, from March 1-10, 2013. The Acting Company debuted 'As You Like It' at the Guthrie Theater's Dowling Studio from January 12 ? February 3; The Acting Company last performed at The New Victory Theater in 2009 with a staging of Henry V directed by Davis McCallum. For this frolicsome, Jazz Age-styled Shakespearean saga, director Dan Rothenberg counts Maurice Sendak's seminal 1963 children's book, "Where the Wild Things Are," among his inspirations. "Rosalind and her boyfriend Orlando's flight of fancy into exile allows them to visit their wild side. They discover that the Forest of Arden is rendered by a child: messy, whimsical, full of animals personified and humans that are beastly," says Rothenberg. "In Shakespeare's "As You Like It," characters explore various forms of the stages of life ? the natural and the man-made, the selfish and the generous, the frightening and embracing ? reminding us that we are all simply mammals that require the greatest healing of all: love," he adds. Dan Rothenberg's recent New York presentations include Zero Cost House (Under the Radar 2013); Annihilation Point (Berserker Residents, Abrons Art Center 2011) and Enjoy (Play Company, 59E59 2010). As a founding member and co-artistic director of Philadelphia's Pig Iron Theatre Company, he directed the OBIE Award-winning Chekhov Lizardbrain (2007) and Hell Meets Henry Halfway (2004); in addition to many of the company's other productions, including Twelfth Night, or What You Will (2011); Cankerblossom (2010); and Sweet By-and-By (2008). Also joining from Pig Iron are Michael Kiley for Music and Sound Design, Sarah Sanford for Choreography and Matt Saunders for Scenic Design. The remaining creative team includes Michael Chybowski for Lighting Design, Felix Ivanoff for Fight Direction, Terese Wadden for Costume Design and Andrew Wade for Voice and Speech. Devin Brain serves as Staff Repertory Director, Gina Noele Odierno is the Production Stage Manager, and Brandon Curtis is the Assistant Stage Manager. The production features University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater B.F.A. Actor Training Program graduates Megan Bartle (Celia), Buddy Haardt (Oliver), Kelsey Landon (Phoebe), Michael McDonald (Silvius/Le Beau), Noah Putterman (Amiens/William) and Elizabeth Stahlmann (Rosalind). The cast also includes A Guthrie Experience for Actors in Training alumnus Jasmine Bracey (Audrey). Returning with The Acting Company are Ray Chapman (Duke Frederick/Sir Archibald Martext), Joseph Midyett (Orlando) and Chris Thorn (Jacques). The cast is completed by Christopher Michael McFarland (Tourstone), Joseph Tisa (Adam/Corin) and Yaegel T. Welch (Duke Senior/Charles the Wrestler). General Ticket Information Tickets for As You Like It at The New Victory Theater (209 West 42nd Street) cost $25, $18, $12 and $9 for Members and $38, $28, $18 and $14 for Non-members based on seat locations. Theater-goers who buy tickets for three or more New Victory shows in the current season qualify for free Membership benefits, including up to 35-percent savings on tickets all season long. To purchase tickets online, visit NewVictory.org, and to purchase by phone, call 646-223-3010. The New Victory Theater box office (209 West 42nd Street) is open Sunday and Monday from 11am-5pm and Tuesday through Saturday from 12pm-7pm. About Dan Rothenberg Dan Rothenberg is a Philadelphia-based director and creator of experimental performance. A founding member and co-artistic director of the Pig Iron Theatre Company, Dan has directed almost all of Pig Iron's original performance works, including Poet in New York, Gentleman Volunteers, Love Unpunished, Isabella, The Lucia Joyce Cabaret, and the OBIE Award-winning productions Chekhov Lizardbrain and Hell Meets Henry Halfway. Pig Iron has been nominated for over 35 Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theater in Philadelphia, and the company has toured to theaters and festivals in Europe, South America, and the United States. The company has participated in creative residencies at the Public Theater, Dance Theatre Workshop, La Jolla Playhouse, Drexel University, Playmakers Rep, Swarthmore College, and at Toni Morrison's Atelier Program at Princeton University. In 2010, Dan directed the highly critically acclaimed English-language premiere of Toshiki Okada's Enjoy for Play Company in New York ("?pitch-perfect direction?"). With Pig Iron, Dan co-directed Shut Eye with legendary theater director Joseph Chaikin and in 2005, he directed Pay Up, a 30-person site-specific installation about buying and selling for the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival; it was later presented at Montclair State University. Dan teaches physical theater, both for Pig Iron and at Princeton University. Other projects include creation of audio works to accompany the paintings of Alexandra Grant at MOCA in Los Angeles and ongoing collaborations with Headlong Dance Theatre, the alt-comedy group The Berzerker Residence, and Stockholm's music-performance group Teater Slava. Dan is the recipient of a Barrymore Award for Choreography (1997); a Pew Fellowship in Performance Art (2002); a United States Artists Knight Fellowship (2010); and an Independence Fellowship (2005). In 2011 Dan received a MAP Fund Grant to support Zero Cost House, a new work by Pig Iron in collaboration with Japanese playwright and director Toshiki Okada. Zero Cost House had its premiere in Fall 2012 at the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and was presented as part of the 2013 Under the Radar Festival. About The Acting Company (New York, NY) Founded in 1972 by legendary producer/director/actor John Houseman and current Producing Director, Margot Harley, with members of the first graduating class of Juilliard's Drama Division, The Acting Company has performed 136 productions for over 3 million people in 48 states and 10 foreign countries. The Company has given a generation of actors the opportunity to master their craft. Celebrated alumni include Kevin Kline, Rainn Wilson, Patti LuPone, David Schramm, Jesse L. Martin, David Ogden Stiers, Frances Conroy, Jeffrey Wright, Harriet Harris, Hamish Linklater and Keith David. Promoting theater and literacy by bringing a touring repertory of classical productions and exceptional new works performed by talented young actors and teaching artists into communities across America?particularly those where live performance and theater arts education is limited or non-existent?The Acting Company performs each year in over 40 cities to audiences of 70,000 and reaches more than 30,000 students with its arts education programs. The Acting Company has been honored with numerous awards including the Obie, Audelco, and Los Angeles Critics Circle Awards, and is a TONY Honors Recipient for Excellence in Theater. About The New Victory Theater: Since The New Victory Theater opened its doors in 1995, it has become a cultural rite of passage for young New Yorkers, their families and schoolmates. The New Victory seeks sophisticated, thought-provoking and professional productions that are as artistically rich as they are entertaining, resulting in season after season of multidisciplinary works from around the globe and close to home. The theater's contributions to the cultural landscape of the city were recently celebrated by the prestigious New York critics' organization, The Drama Desk, which presented The New Victory Theater with a 2012 Special Award for "providing enchanting, sophisticated children's theater that appeals to the child in all of us, and for nurturing a love of theater in young people." About The New 42nd Street An independent, nonprofit organization, The New 42nd Street was created to assume long-term responsibility and oversight for seven historic theaters between 42nd Street and 7th and 8th Avenues. The projects of The New 42nd Street include The New Victory Theater, a performing arts theater devoted to kids and families; the New 42nd Street Studios, a state-of-the-art, 10-story performing arts complex for rehearsal, performance and arts administration; and The Duke on 42nd Street, an intimate black-box theater available for rental to both international and domestic nonprofit and commercial organizations to present their work.

Free Fridays Parent-Child Play Date - Rosenthal JCC Yorktown Branch
March 08, 2013 - Yorktown Heights

Meet other families with children 18-36 months. Adults can engage with their children and each other in various enriching activities.

Parent's Night Out - Pump It Up Norwalk
March 08, 2013 - Norwalk

Parents get a break and kids get to have a bouncing good time. Kids will enjoy a slice of pizza and a craft project as well.

Toddler Time - McGoldrick Library
March 08, 2013 - Flushing

This program, for children ages 18 months to 3 years and their caregivers, features storytime, fingerplays, songs, and a craft.

Music and Movement - Long Island Children's Museum
March 08, 2013 - Garden City

Musical instruments and sing-along songs get the youngest visitors' bodies moving. Join in for a fun, friendly time.

Kidz Cook - Staten Island Children's Museum
March 08, 2013 - Staten Island

Kids make Middle Eastern tabbouleh

Children's Garden Club - Wilton Library
March 08, 2013 - Wilton

Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club. Throughout the spring, summer, and fall the club will plan, plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables from a raised-bed garden. During this meeting, help plan the garden and prepare for springtime planting. This is an activity for the whole family. Contact the head of the Children's Library, Andrea Falkner, for more information and to sign up for the program: [email protected] or call x225.

Family Movie Night - Moxie Spot
March 08, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

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

Usdan 'Duality' Free Student Art Exhibit - The Lobby Gallery
Through March 08, 2013 - New York

Paintings and mixed media by advanced art students from Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, the renowned summer arts camp whose alumni include Natalie Portman, Mariah Carey, Olivia Thirlby, Jane Monheit and many others. The teenaged artists have been exhibited at the Heckscher Museum and in Manhattan. Open Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM, free to the public. Visit www.usdan.com for more information.

Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam� - Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard
March 08, 2013 - Bridgeport

Approximately 12 feet tall and about 12 feet wide, monster trucks are custom-designed machines that sit atop 66-inch-tall tires and weigh a minimum of 10,000 pounds. Built for short, high-powered bursts of speed, monster trucks generate 1,500 to 2,000 horsepower and are capable of speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. Monster trucks can fly up to 125 to 130 feet (a distance greater than 14 cars side by side) and up to 35 feet in the air.

Legos in the Library - Fairfield Woods Branch Library
March 08, 2013 - Fairfield

Drop in, bring a friend, and create with a mega selection of Legos. Grades K-5.

Dear Auggie Video Wall - Fairfield Public Library
Through March 08, 2013 - Fairfield

Visit the second floor of the Main Library to leave a video message about how you felt when reading Wonder. No registration required. All ages. March is One Book One Town Month in Fairfield. This year's pick is Wonder by R. J. Palacio.

Eat, Drink and Be Mommy! - Museum Of Motherhood
March 08, 2013 - Upper East Side

Eat, Drink and Be Mommy! Music with Moey's Music Party. Happy Baby foods, Mad Housewife wine, and other treats. Enjoy all this while meeting moms. $15 advance ticket purchase (adults $15/children under 5 free) $20 day of event M.O.M. Members $5 off Limited to 40 Adults Food, Drink, Fun, Music & Giveaways, Kids Welcome! Order tix online at MOMmuseum.org (reference code EDBM on Paypal) or call the museum: 877.711.MOMS (6667) Email: [email protected]

Glow Bounce - Pump It Up of Great Neck
March 08, 2013 - Great Neck

Come in for an open bounce with a twist where the arenas Glow in the dark and display special effects lighting throughout. This is fun for the entire family. Please don't forget socks and a signed waiver. Suggested GLOW party dress attire include white, neon, sport stripes, tie dye or glow in the dark clothing for the best GLOW experience. Be creative. Reservations are required.

Pajama Glow-in-the-Dark Yoga - Karma Kids Yoga
March 08, 2013 - West Village

Kids should wear their pajamas to this special Friday night class. Take a fantastical yoga adventure, followed by a story and yummy smelling foot rubs. Milk and cookies will be served after the class, then sweet dreams to follow. What a great way to end a tough week at school. Ages 4 - 7. Call to reserve a space for your child.

Exceptions to Gravity - Canal Park Playhouse
March 08, 2013 - Lower Manhattan

One the most accomplished physical comedy performers in the United States, Avner the Eccentric comes to Canal Park Playhouse with a spectacular show that upends the laws of physics. A master of the art of physical comedy, Avner weaves a spell of poetic simplicity in a show of hilarious predicaments. The show is a reminder of the theatrical power that can reside in a single charismatic performer who touches the heart.

13th Anniversary New York City FIRST Mega-Celebration of Science and Technology - Jacob Javits Convention Center
March 08, 2013 - Hell's Kitchen

The FIRST Mega-Celebration brings three intense robotics competitions under one roof. Watch as FIRST Robotics Competition, FIRST Tech Challenge, and FIRST LEGO League student teams compete to win the regional competition and for a chance to go onto the global competition. Also, there will be a career fair, where you will be able to talk to college representatives and fortune companies about careers in technology. Featuring: New York City FIRST Robotics Competition Friday, March 8 & Saturday, March 9 An exciting sports-like tournament with 65 competing high school teams of future technologists and entrepreneurs. New York City FIRST Tech Challenge Championship Thursday, March 7 & Friday, March 8 72 teams of high school students putting their technical and entrepreneurial skills to the test. New York City FIRST LEGO League Championship Saturday, March 9 80 middle school teams of technological innovators, exploring the cutting-edge world of Biomedical Engineering selected from among 190 teams across the City at borough qualifying tournaments. New York City JrFIRST LEGO League Exposition Saturday, March 9 20 teams with ages ranging from 6 to 9 participating in a non-competitive program to show off their communication and research skills. New York City FIRST Science and Technology College and Career Expo Thursday, March 7 ? Saturday, March 9 40+ exhibitors, including colleges and universities offering FIRST scholarships and major corporations informing students about careers in science and technology.

DEADLINE TO TO ENTER LONG ISLAND'S GOT TALENT - Ward Melville Heritage Organization
Through March 08, 2013 - Stony Brook

Once again WMHO will showcase the vocal and instrumental talents of Long Island students 10 to 17 years of age in the first round of competition this March. Scholarships will be awarded from Five Towns College. There is a non-refundable entry fee of $25 and contestants must still be in high school at the time the final awards are given in October 2013. For an official entry form visit stonybrookvillage.com or call 631-751-2244. Deadline March 8, 2013.

LEARN TO DRAW with ART TEACHER AMY- Children 6-9 - First United Methodist Church
March 08, 2013 - Amityville

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

WOODY ALLEN WEEKEND - BROADWAY DANNY ROSE - Bay Street Theatre
March 08, 2013 - Sag Harbor

Danny Rose is a manager of artists, and although he's not very successful, he nevertheless goes out of his way to help his acts.

Family Scavenger Hunt - East End Arts Gallery
Through March 08, 2013 - Riverhead

Families are invited to explore the gallery with an interactive Scavenger Hunt, where adults and children alike can search for items like mirrors and tic-tac-toe boards within the pieces of artwork in the current gallery show. Currently on display in the East End Arts Gallery is the juried, all media art show, Diversity, which will be up for viewing until Friday, March 8, 2013. This show embraces and explores the way in which we are all personally diverse be it culturally, socially, religiously, even psychologically.

Usdan's 'Duality,' free student art exhibit - The Lobby Gallery
Through March 08, 2013 - New York

Mixed media works by Long Island students from the "Portfolio Preparation Program," which prepares talented high school art students for college art programs, will be exhibited.

Unboxed Voices' 3rd Annual Variety Show - Bar 82
March 08, 2013 - New York

Performances by Brian Cichocki, Rachel Blithe, David Mitnowsky, Busty Kitten, Kat Sullivan & Julie Kathryn, Thomas Webb, Rose Fontanella, Keith Johnston, and more! Hosted by Dorcas Evelene Davis & Nick van der Grinten

Walking the Line - 54 Below
March 08, 2013 - New York

Playing the most loved hits and some rare gems of the Johnny Cash songbook, while recreating the look, feel, and flow of a Johnny Cash concert, Walking the Line celebrates material from every decade of Cash's legendary career. If you love the music of Johnny Cash but never got to see him live, this is as real as a fan can get. And if you were lucky enough to see Cash live, you'll appreciate Walking the Line all the more when you see and hear this most accurate recreation. Playing the part of Johnny Cash is Tom Cavanagh of Broadway's Rock of Ages. Best of all, the seven-piece band comes complete with three Carter Sisters!

Adirondack Shakespeare Co. Presents 1 Henry VI - St. John's University (Manhattan Campus)
March 08, 2013 - New York

After the death of hero-king Henry V, England is left to the rule of his young son, Henry VI, and a posse of feuding nobles. The lands that Henry V conquered in France are in jeopardy as Joan of Arc leads the French in revolt against the English. Can the English factions bridge their divide before it costs them the life of their great commander, Talbot? The legacy of Henry V hangs in the balance. For additional information, please visit www.adkshakes.org Glory is like a Circle in the Water (1H6, Act 1, scene 2)

Hot Peas 'N Butter concert with special guest Suzi Shelton - PS 230 Upper School
March 08, 2013 - Brooklyn

Winners of the 2006, 2008 & 2009 “Parents Choice Awards” and regularly featured on Nickelodeon and Nick Jr., HOT PEAS ‘N BUTTER is a unique children’s musical group that incorporates elements of traditional Latin music, Afro-Caribbean rhythms, jazz, folk, and rock. By combining an interactive, invigorating approach to performance with mature, multicultural music, the band has developed a distinct way of inspiring care and creativity in kids and adults alike. SUZI SHELTON is an award winning recording artist, who has been writing and performing music for kids for over 10 years. The concert is sponsored by the PS 230 PTA and all funds will support arts programs in the school.

Freylich Friday - Flatbush Jewish Center
March 08, 2013 - Flatbush

Bring in Shabbat with a joyous, song filled service conducted in the round. Transliterations will be provided; all are welcome.

Ballet Flamenco de Andalucia - New York City Center
Through March 09, 2013 - New York

Spain's renowned repertory company, directed by contemporary flamenco star Ruben Olmo, presents Metafora, a program that will transport the audience to the emotion, drama and passion of Andalucia, the cradle of flamenco. The performance by the 17-member company will feature castanets, fans, traditional flamenco "bata de cola" dresses and effervescent heel-and-toe step combinations, along with the power of "escuela Bolera" and the demanding technique and jaw-dropping athleticism of Spanish dance.

Slither into Spring - Beardsley Zoo
March 09, 2013 - Bridgeport

Meet three zoo reptilian education ambassadors, "Marlena" the Iguana, "Baby" the seven-foot boa constrictor, and "Darth Gator," a baby American alligator, and help make lunch for some other animal education ambassadors. After the program, enjoy cookies and hot chocolate by the fire. Call to register. Program attendees receive 1/2 off kid's Zoo admission with regular paid adult admission day of program only.

Tot Shabbat Service - Montebello Jewish Center
March 09, 2013 - Suffern

Montebello Jewish Center invites families with young children to this monthly, Saturday morning "tot Shabbat" service. Through interactive songs, games, stories, and other experiences, young children will learn prayers, explore Torah stories and Jewish holidays, and have fun.

Family Art Project: Stylish Seed Pots - Wave Hill
March 09, 2013 - Bronx

Be inspired by colorful and varied mosaics from many cultures, and invent patterns of your own. Then, take an ordinary terra cotta pot and embellish it with stones, beads, and ceramic tiles. Add a precious seed and plant it in your new pot.

Adoption Mini-Conference - Sacred Heart Elementary School
March 09, 2013 - Hartsdale

Whether you're just thinking about adopting, on your way to bringing your child home, or already parenting a teenager, this mini-conference has the information and networking for you. Come build your adoption network and meet adoptive parents and adoption professionals in a relaxed atmosphere. Choose from six workshops in two sessions, which will include topics of interest to both pre-adoption and post-adoption families. A pre-adopt information session can also be held if there is enough interest. Admission is $75 per couple/family. Registration is open at http://conta.cc/vzzlry

Joyful Beginnings - Green Meadow Waldorf School
March 09, 2013 - Chestnut Ridge

Prospective parents are invited to spend a morning in the school's Early Childhood Program. Activities include baking bread, observing creative play, and talking to teachers.

Seasonal Scavenger Hunt - Tenafly Nature Center
March 09, 2013 - Tenafly

Families will get a set of clues to help solve active nature riddles along the Nature Center trails. Each family will need to work as a team to complete the hunt and receive a small prize. This program is intended for adults and children 4 and up. In case of inclement weather the program will be cancelled.

'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - A New Musical' presented by Random Farms Kids' Theater Jellybeans - Yorktown Stage
March 09, 2013 - Yorktown Heights

Random Farms Random Farms Jellybeans (performers in grades K-2) present this family musical adapted from Mark Twain's beloved novel, and specially commissioned by The Random Farms Kids' Theater. In the story, Tom meets and falls in love with Becky Thatcher. However, Becky's father, Judge Thatcher, does not approve of Becky fraternizing with a mischievous boy like Tom. Tom prevails when he secretly takes Becky's punishment for her after she spills ink on the schoolmaster's prized book of verses. Then, he returns home from a pirate adventure, unwittingly returning a stolen treasure to its rightful owner. Memorable scenes from the classic book appear in this musical: Tom incurring Aunt Polly's wrath, whitewashing the fence, pirating on Pirate Island, getting engaged to Becky Thatcher, and dedicating himself to adventures with Huck Finn. Tickets are sold at the door on the day of the performance (cash only).

Tom Chapin's Birthday Party - Tarrytown Music Hall
March 09, 2013 - Tarrytown

Celebrate Tom Chapin's birthday with a concert for the whole family. In a career that spans five decades, 22 albums, and three Grammy awards, multi-talented singer-songwriter-guitarist Tom Chapin has covered an incredible amount of creative ground. In addition to his work as a recording artist and concert performer, Chapin has acted on Broadway, as well as working extensively in television, radio and films. Please bring a donation of a non-perishable food to be donated to a local food bank.

Pond Program - Rye Nature Center
March 09, 2013 - Rye

Learn all about pond animals. Look for frogs at every stage of their life cycle, and see what other types of pond life can be found.

Bobcat Goldthwait - Gotham Comedy Club
Through March 09, 2013 - New York

Bobcat Goldthwait is one of the most recognizable comedians in show business and was ranked as the 61st greatest comedian of all time by Comedy Central. The genre-defying Police Academy alum has been on the creative fast track over the past several months unleashing his one-of-a-kind brand of comedy in his new Showtime special "You Don't Look the Same Either" and his newest movie "God Bless America." In his newest special, Bobcat returns with a self-deprecating and topical instant comedy classic, taking the audience on a hilarious journey through his 30 year career as an eighties icon, to the guy who lit the Tonight Show set on fire -- literally!

Hands-on History: Pastime Fun & Games - King Manor Museum
March 09, 2013 - Jamaica

Travel back in time and spend an afternoon in the parlor at King Manor. Learn about the games and activities that would happen in a parlor. Children can make your own rag doll, cross stitch craft, and enjoy a parlor game.

3rd Annual Children's Carnival for Charity - The Harvey School
March 09, 2013 - Katonah

Food, crafts, games, a fun slide, and more. Sponsored by Harvey Community Service. Proceeds go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Pencils of Promise. Snow Date: Mar. 10.

Native New Jersey - Tenafly Nature Center
March 09, 2013 - Tenafly

Learn about native wildlife found throughout New Jersey. Find out about their habitats, characteristics, and how some of them came to reside at the nature center. Participants will meet a variety of reptiles, amphibians and raptors. Pre-registration required.

Michael Benson - Planetfall - Hasted Kraeutler
Through March 09, 2013 - New York

Photographer Michael Benson creates intensely detailed views of the solar system, by curating and composing images he finds by mining the vast archives of raw image data from robotic spaceflight. Planetfall focuses on images taken during the last twelve years by contemporary spacecraft such as the Cassini Saturn orbiter, the intrepid Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity, and the Earth-orbiting Solar Dynamics Observatory.

The Three Little Pigs Out West - Studio Theatre
March 09, 2013 - Lindenhurst

The famous Three Little Pigs find themselves in the midst of a crisis. The younger pigs, Hooey and Pigtail, have just lost their houses to the Big Bad Wolf. The two pigs seek help from their older brother, Sooey. He decides that it is the perfect time for a vacation to soothe their frayed nerves. They head out west to Baby Bear's Dude Ranch. Baby Bear (who still wears a diaper) and his critters are all set to turn these Easterners into true "Cow-pigs!" But the excitement really begins when Big Bad Wolf and his cousin show up.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey present Built To Amaze - IZOD Center
March 09, 2013 - East Rutherford

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® presents the 143rd exhilarating edition of the Greatest Show On Earth. Elephants, tigers, acrobats, and aerialists join together from across the globe for one breathtaking performance of non-stop thrills by what is surely the most famous circus on earth.

Pinnochio - Carriage House Theater at the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum
March 09, 2013 - Centerport

In this audience participation play, a young puppet struggles to achieve his goal of becoming a real boy.

Maple Sugar Tours - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center
March 09, 2013 - Cornwall

Stop by for special programs, crafts, and maple sugar recipes. Tours start every half hour and are a 45-minute walk through the forest with stops at points of interest to learn about the process of maple sugaring.

Set in the Living Room of a Small Town American Play - Walkerspace
Through March 09, 2013 - New York

Theater Reconstruction Ensemble presents SET IN THE LIVING ROOM OF A SMALL TOWN AMERICAN PLAY, a world premiere play written by Jaclyn Backhaus. John Kurzynowski directs a cast of tweleve, including Harlan Alford, Jaclyn Backhaus, Mikey Barringer, Andrew Butler, Nick Fesette, Nick Lehane*, Emily Marro, Sydney Matthews, Anastasia Olowin, Patrick Scheid, Tina Shepard*, and Lauren Swan-Potras. Realism ... the authentic revelation of truth. The Method of acting truthfully under imaginary circumstances. In this world premiere nod to the heyday of the American drama, the Lorimer family has gathered to welcome home their former golden boy after tragedy has forced him to retreat to the living room of his youth. A revolving door of newly explored stock characters reveal their inner demons while struggling to achieve the American dream – life, liberty and the pursuit of authenticity. Theater Reconstruction Ensemble’s epic dissection of the American REAL attempts to rebuild the most iconic and praised theatrical style of the past century while simultaneously questioning its core components. Can we ever truly create something REAL onstage? Or is it only in the struggle to do so that we stumble across that ever-elusive TRUTH? Sound Design: Kate Marvin; Set and Lighting Design: Jonathan Cottle; Stage Manager: Nick Smerkanich; Production Intern: Sam Corbin; Image designed by Muneera Gerald; Publicity: Paul Siebold / Off Off PR. Performances for SET IN THE LIVING ROOM OF A SMALL TOWN AMERICAN PLAY will be held at Walkerspace, 46 Walker Street (2 blocks south of Canal), New York, NY from February 21 - March 9, 2013 on the following schedule: Wednesday - Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm and 8pm, Sunday at 7pm. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased at www.reconstructionensemble.org or by calling 212-352-3101. THEATER RECONSTRUCTION ENSEMBLE is a New York based collective of theater artists striving to reconstruct both classical and canonical forms of theatricality through the playful development of works over time. Prior works include The Three Seagulls, or MASHAMASHAMASHA! at HERE Arts Center, Doctor Faustus at The Brick, and A Doll’s House at The Access Theater. Works in development include Salesmen: a meditation on masculinity and the American REAL! and King Lear starring Tina Shepard. JOHN KURZYNOWSKI (director) is the founder and artistic director of Theater Reconstruction Ensemble. Directing credits include The Three Seagulls, or MASHAMASHAMASHA!, Doctor Faustus, and A Doll’s House (TRE), Hamlet (Organs of State), Pullman Car Hiawatha (Target Margin Theater) and workshop presentations of Alex Kveton’s Fat Fat Fatty. As an actor he has appeared in Obskene (The Talking Band), The Really Big Once and The Magic Flute: A Sound-Op Era (TMT), Babes In Toyland (Little Lord),and various developmental workshops and readings for such artists as David Greenspan, Paul Zimet, Jean Claude van Itallie, and Chiori Miyagawa. Upcoming: TRE’s Set in the Living Room of a Small Town American Play and Salesmen: a meditation on masculinity and the American REAL! BFA: NYU. JACLYN BACKHAUS (playwright, Florence Del Franzia) is an Indian-American playwright and actor raised in Phoenix, Arizona. Her original musical Folk Wandering, a collaboration with composer Mike Brun and director Andrew Neisler, received performances at Ars Nova’s ANT Fest, Walker Space, and Joe’s Pub. Her first playwriting collaboration with Theater Reconstruction Ensemble, The Three Seagulls, or MASHAMASHAMASHA!, played to sold-out houses at HERE Arts Center and was named one of the Best Shows of 2012 by Off-Off Blogway. Other plays include Heartprints (co-written with Preston Martin), Black Canyon City, Shoot the Freak, The Forgetting of Things, What It’s Like When Two Geeks Love Each Other and James Franco Brings the Light of God to the Linguistics Department at the University of Buffalo. As a writer and performer, she has developed works with Naked Angels, Tim Fite and the B rooklyn Philharmonic, Ars Nova, Fresh Ground Pepper’s PlayGround PlayGroup, 3LD, The New Ohio, The Bushwick Starr, breedingground, The Hypocrite Reader, Walker Space, The Tank, and Magic Futurebox. She is the co-founder and executive curator of Fresh Ground Pepper, a monthly development series that focuses on emerging artists and new work. She is one half of traveling filmmakers’ collective wuliHAUS and a member of the Cockpit Writers’ Group. She resides in Brooklyn.

Nature Photography Workshops - Queens Botanical Garden
March 09, 2013 - Flushing

Kids, bring their own cameras and learn how to take better nature photos with QBG as their backdrop. Photographers Rosalie Frost and H. David Stein will offer a slide show of examples, and offer pointers on light and composition. Workshops include approximately 45 minutes of outdoor photography followed by a critique of participants' work. Beginning photographers are welcome. Participants must bring their own camera. Registration required. The second workshop on Flowers and Macro Photography takes place on March 16.

HSBC Children's Garden Family Day - Queens Botanical Garden
March 09, 2013 - Flushing

Get ready for spring with a fun sneak peek of the HSBC Children's Garden. An afternoon of family fun and discounts. The full program, is hands-on,and designed for children, ages 5-12, teaches about plants, gardens, and nature while kids have fun playing in a beautiful environment. (NOTE: The Parking Garden will be open for this event; $5 per vehicle.)

DOTTY DOT! - The Secret Theatre
March 09, 2013 - Long Island City

This musical delight, depicts a day in the life of a very bossy little girl and her gang of quirky friends as they adventure to put on a play (which Dotty will OBVIOUSLY direct)! Filled with memorable songs, colorful characters and valuable lessons, this show can be enjoyed by children of all ages.

Ivan Puig - Not a Car - Magnan Metz Gallery
Through March 09, 2013 - New York

The Mexican-born artist presents his first New York solo show.

Strawberry Fields Beatles Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
March 09, 2013 - New York

NYC's Longest Running Beatles Show STRAWBERRY FIELDS featuring former members of Broadway's BEATLEMANIA Doors: 11am - Show: 12pm Ticket includes All-You-Can-Eat-Buffet, Show, Tax and Tip $40 adv, $42.50 door STRAWBERRY FIELDS is a look-a-like, sound-a-like Beatles tribute, dedicated to bringing you as close to a real Beatles concert as you can get. They take you on a Magical Mystery Tour beginning in 1964 complete with mop top hair, black suits with thin ties & the 1st four albums of music. Next stop, 1967, features the psychedelic era of "Sergeant Pepper Lonely Hearts Club Band" album with all the costumes & jackets on the album cover. The last stop includes: "White Album", "Abbey Road" & "Let It Be".

Itsy Bitsy Big Top - The Morgan Library & Museum
March 09, 2013 - Midtown West

Clowns and acrobats, jugglers and magicians, lions, horses, and elephants! Families will bring them to life in a ring of their own during this workshop led by educator Lisa Libiki. After a short visit to the exhibition, families will build a small circus using a variety of materials such as wire, fabric, and paper. This workshop is limited to families with children. There is a limit of two adult tickets per family.

Ice Hot: A Nordic Dance Festival - Tero Saarinen Company - Joyce Theater
Through March 09, 2013 - New York

For two weeks, Nordic contemporary dance at its best comes to The Joyce in this delightful festival focusing on Tero Saarinen Company, Danish Dance Theatre, Carte Blanche, three of the hottest companies performing anywhere today. Six years after their triumphant debut, Tero Saarinen and his company come back to The Joyce with inventive contemporary choreography, poetic movement language, and masterful use of music and visuals, all of which create a profoundly moving experience. Saarinen himself will mark the centenary of Igor Stravinsky's Rite of Spring with his widely praised signature solo HUNT, hailed as one of the most significant reinterpretations of this timeless work. The program also includes the US premiere of Scheme of Things, an emotionally charged, technically demanding group work exploring the complexities of human relationships.

AjkunBT'S Women Dancing Through History - St. Paul's Historic Site
March 09, 2013 - Mount Vernon

In recognition of March as Women's History Month, AjkunBT presents a special performance evoking the lives of three prominent women from American history associated with St. Paul’s -- Anne Hutchinson, Abigail Adams and the indomitable Eleanor Roosevelt. Introductory lecture offered at 1pm by a historian with the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library.

Elaine Paige - The Town Hall
March 09, 2013 - New York

Elaine Paige, as an actress, recording artist, producer and broadcaster, has made a major contribution to the modern musical which ensures her own chapter in the entertainment world and justifies the title "The First Lady of Musical Theatre."

HLB Nightclub at Highline Ballroom - Highline Ballroom
March 09, 2013 - Manhattan

Westport Penguin Plunge - Compo Beach
March 09, 2013 - Westport

Head into the icy waters at Compo Beach and raise money for Connecticut Special Olympics. Go to the website for more information.

Benefit Concert with the Bossy Frog - Nursery School of the Nyacks
March 09, 2013 - Nyack

The Bossy Frog performs at this annual fundraiser to benefit the Nursery School of Nyacks. Pre-registration is encouraged.

Randy Sandke- Homage To Louis Armstrong+Bix Beiderbecke - Flushing Town Hall
March 09, 2013 - Flushing

Born just two years apart, Louis Armstrong (New Orleans, 1901) and Leon Bismark "Bix" Beiderbecke (Davenport, Iowa) became two of the most influential musicians in the early history of Jazz. Armstrong/Beiderbecke scholar, trumpeter, composer Randy Sandke performs an homage to these greats who called Queens their home, and are listed on FTH's Queens Jazz Trail Map. Enjoy a post-show Q&A and Birthday Cake in honor of Bix, who was born March 10, 1903.

Accessibility Day - Stepping Stones Museum
March 09, 2013 - Norwalk

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

The Berenstain Bears Live - Ridgefield Playhouse
March 09, 2013 - Ridgefield

In this live musical production, the Berenstain Bears learn important life lessons. In the end, it becomes clear to each of the bears that what truly matters is family. Meet The Berenstain Bear Family in the lobby after the show.

The Wizard of Oz - Bay Terrace Jewish Center
March 09, 2013 - Bayside

See why Dorothy says no place like home. Enjoy this family-friendly classic, featuring Dorothy, Toto and all their friends, and a company of over 40 performing one of the most memorable productions and singing such well known songs as Over the Rainbow and Follow the Yellow Brick Road.

The Bach Variations: Bach and Mendelssohn - New York Philharmonic
Through March 09, 2013 - New York

Four orchestral programs, March 6-April 6, are conducted by masters with different perspectives. Additional events, including those in collaboration with the 92nd Street Y, reveal additional dimensions in this wide-ranging celebration.

Master Drawings New York - Barbara Mathes Gallery
Through March 09, 2013 - New York

Leonard Contino - Curated by Mark di Suvero - CUE Art Foundation
Through March 09, 2013 - New York

Excess of Void - Museum of Arts & Design
March 09, 2013 - New York

Exploring the possibilities of producing open material, NYC based artists Aaron Anderson and Eric Carlson take residence at MAD through the winter and spring of 2013 as they construct their project, Excess of Void.

E.S.P. TV Live Taping - Museum of Arts & Design
March 09, 2013 - New York

E.S.P. TV's signature live taping event takes to the Theater at MAD for an evening showcasing the best in experimental video, performance, and music.

Ragnar Kjartansson - The Visitors - Luhring Augustine
Through March 09, 2013 - New York

This show marks the New York debut of Kjartansson's most recent project, a nine-channel video installation based on a musical performance staged in upstate New York at Rokeby Farm.

INsite/INchelsea - The Inaugural Exhibition - Michael Rosenfeld Gallery
Through March 09, 2013 - New York

Celebrating the gallery's new Chelsea location.

Bernard Frize - Winter Diary - Pace Gallery
Through March 09, 2013 - New York

The first New York exhibition in over a decade of the French conceptual painter Bernard Frize, known for his brightly colored paintings made by inventing rules or structures that remove choice or expression and instead rely on material or external constraints.

Matthew Benedict - Americana - Alexander and Bonin
Through March 09, 2013 - New York

Featuring several new sculptures juxtaposed against selected paintings from 1998-2013. The subjects of both his sculpture and paintings draw from history, literature, the mythic and the supernatural.

Tilles Center Presents New York Theatre Ballet 'Peter and the Wolf' and 'Bark in the Park' - Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
March 09, 2013 - Greenvale

New York Theatre Ballet, the premier presenter of professional ballet for young audiences, fills the stage with the drama of Prokofiev's classic tale. This double bill also includes Bark in the Park, a new original ballet which tells the story of two young children as they search Central Park for their lost dog. Recommended for ages 4 and up.

Wrap and Roll! Kids Cooking - The Food Evolution
March 09, 2013 - Bardonia

Is your 12-16 year old tired of eating the same old things for lunches? Invite them to learn how to prepare some great lunch options that they make for themselves or others in their family. Young chefs will work on a menu including chicken, lettuce, avocado, sprouts, and carrots as well as vegetarian sushi wraps with rice, avocado, cucumbers, carrots, sprouts, homemade dressings and spreads. Pre-registration is required.

Matthew Pierog - Night Moves - Bernarducci Meisel Gallery
Through March 09, 2013 - New York

Valentine - A Gallery Group Exhibition - Bernarducci Meisel Gallery
Through March 09, 2013 - New York

Hiroaki Umeda - Haptic and Holistic Strata - New York Live Arts
Through March 09, 2013 - New York

Tokyo-based performance artist Hiroaki Umeda returns to New York with two visually atmospheric works. Created at the renowned Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media in Japan, Holistic Strata is a kinetic installation examining visual recognition and the border between dance and video. Haptic concentrates on the effects of light and color investigating the physical aspect of the chromatic prism and its physiological stimuli.

Two Transcend: Drawings by J.B. Murray and Melvin Edward Nelson - Cavin-Morris Gallery
Through March 09, 2013 - New York

Family Day: Renaissance Art and Culture - Bellarmine Museum of Art
March 09, 2013 - Fairfield

Learn about life in Renaissance Europe: how people dressed, how they lived, and what children did for fun more than five centuries ago. The Bellarmine's fun and engaging events feature craft activities throughout the afternoon as well as an age-appropriate tour of the museum's galleries and story time. Suitable for children aged 4-10.

Itsy Bitsy Big Top: Build a Mini Circus - Morgan Library & Museum
March 09, 2013 - New York

Clowns and acrobats, jugglers and magicians, lions, horses, and elephants! You can bring them to life in a ring of your own when you join educator Lisa Libiki in this workshop offered to coincide with Degas, Miss La La, and the Cirque Fernando. After a short visit to the exhibition, families will build a small circus using a variety of materials such as wire, fabric, paper, and much more. This workshop is limited to families with children. There is a limit of two adult tickets per family. Appropriate for ages 6-12.

Storytime - Barnes & Noble -- The Palisades Center
March 09, 2013 - West Nyack

Children can stop by the store's kid's reading area to hear This is Not My Hat, (2013 Caldecott Winner) by John Klassen. When a tiny fish shoots into view wearing a round blue topper (which happens to fit him perfectly), trouble could be following close behind.

Luis Garcia-Nerey + KOLLABS - Urban Forest - Cheryl Hazan Gallery
Through March 09, 2013 - New York

Beth Lipman: Precarious Possessions - Claire Oliver Gallery
Through March 09, 2013 - New York

Mouth-blown glass sculptures examining contemporary relationships between people and their belongings.

International Winter Salon - Eleanor Ettinger Gallery
Through March 09, 2013 - New York

Featuring established gallery artists and new emerging talents.

Sandy Walker - Elizabeth Harris Gallery
Through March 09, 2013 - New York

AjkunBT's Women Dancing Through History - St. Paul's Historic Site
March 09, 2013 - Mount Vernon

In recognition of March as Women's History Month, AjkunBT presents a special performance evoking the lives of three prominent women from American history associated with St. Paul's - Anne Hutchinson, Abigail Adams, and the indomitable Eleanor Roosevelt. Introductory lecture offered at 1pm by a historian with the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library.

Music Conservatory of Westchester Spring & Summer Program Open Houses - Music Conservatory of Westchester
March 09, 2013 - White Plains

Saturday, March 2 & Saturday, March 9, 2013: Music Conservatory of Westchester will host open houses for their spring and summer programs with an early bird discount available to those who sign up in advance. Music and arts programs are available for children, adults, and seniors and will include electives in band, orchestra, chorus, arts & crafts, jazz, rock, music technology, dance, and visual arts. 10am-1pm.

Musical: 'La Cage Aux Folles' - Irvington Town Hall Theater
March 09, 2013 - Irvington

The Clocktower Players Adult Troupe presents the story of Georges, the owner of a glitzy nightclub in lovely Saint-Tropez, and his partner, Albin, who moonlights as the glamorous chanteuse Zaza. When Georges' son brings his fiancee's conservative parents home to meet the flashy pair, the bonds of family are put to the test as the feather boas fly! La Cage is a tuneful and touching tale of one family's struggle to stay together...stay fabulous...and above all else, stay true to themselves! With a score of hummable melodies, and featuring the "notorious and dangerous Cagelles," this indisputable musical comedy classic is fabulously outrageous and outrageously fabulous! Winner of 11 Tony Awards. Please note: this show contains adult themes. Snow Date: March 17, 7:30pm.

3rd Annual Queens World Film Festival - The Museum of the Moving Image
March 09, 2013 - Astoria

This festival returns to screen 104 short films from around the world and around the corner. Films will also be screened at 3 locations, including the Jackson Cinema (Elmhurst) the Renaissance Charter School (Jackson Heights) and the Secret Theatre (LIC). Queens is the most ethnically diverse community in the world, with two major airports serving to connect New York City and the global community. The 3rd Annual Queens World Film Festival appreciates this diversity by promoting both local and international filmmakers positioning Queens as a destination for both filmmakers and film lovers. QWFF is a recipient of a 2013 Queens Council on the Arts /Department of Cultural Affairs grant and is proudly sponsored by Kaufman Astoria Studios, Amalgamated Bank and Manhattan Portage.

Wag Your Tale! - Read to a Dog - Scarsdale Public Library
March 09, 2013 - Scarsdale

Independent readers can practice their reading skills with a story-loving dog. Registration required but not limited to Scarsdale Library cardholders.

Parachute Playtime for Toddlers - Scarsdale Public Library
March 09, 2013 - Scarsdale

Big, bright, colorful parachutes and lots of singable songs for children ages 2-1/2 to 4 years. Registration is required, but not limited to Scarsdale Library cardholders.

Picture This! Saturday Story Time - Katonah Museum of Art
March 09, 2013 - Katonah

This is a monthly story time series featuring great children's stories and illustrations. This month's theme is "Crazy for Quilting." A quilter brings her favorite children's books about quilts, and shares some easy quilting techniques. Children will have the opportunity to create artwork in the Learning Center following the story. Presented by Little Joe's Books in Katonah, NY.

Saturday Crafts @ The Field - The Field Library
March 09, 2013 - Peekskill

Crafty kids can drop in for simple crafts.

Animal Adventures & Discovery Hike - Weinberg Nature Center
March 09, 2013 - Scarsdale

Animal Adventures at 11am. Meet some of the furry, feathery, scaly, slimy, and cuddly animals at the Center. At 12:15, join in the Discovery Hike. You never know what you'll find on this guided walk (aproximately 30 minutes). Dress appropriately for weather and trail conditions. Binoculars are optional.

'As You Like It' - The New Victory Theater
March 09, 2013 - Midtown

A great introduction for children who may be unfamiliar with Shakespeare's works, this play is lighthearted and fun, concluding with the message that all humans need love. Performed by New York's The Acting Company and directed by Pig Iron Theatre Company's Dan Rothenberg, the inspiration behind this particular performance comes from the popular children's book "Where The Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak. Here's more information from the press release: New York's The Acting Company, a TONY Honors Recipient for Excellence in Theater, brings Shakespeare's lushly lighthearted comedy 'As You Like It' to The New Victory Theater as part of their 40th anniversary season. Directed by Pig Iron Theatre Company's Dan Rothenberg, 'As You Like It' by The Acting Company will make its New York Premiere at The New Victory Theater, 209 West 42nd Street, from March 1-10, 2013. The Acting Company debuted 'As You Like It' at the Guthrie Theater's Dowling Studio from January 12 ? February 3; The Acting Company last performed at The New Victory Theater in 2009 with a staging of Henry V directed by Davis McCallum. For this frolicsome, Jazz Age-styled Shakespearean saga, director Dan Rothenberg counts Maurice Sendak's seminal 1963 children's book, "Where the Wild Things Are," among his inspirations. "Rosalind and her boyfriend Orlando's flight of fancy into exile allows them to visit their wild side. They discover that the Forest of Arden is rendered by a child: messy, whimsical, full of animals personified and humans that are beastly," says Rothenberg. "In Shakespeare's "As You Like It," characters explore various forms of the stages of life ? the natural and the man-made, the selfish and the generous, the frightening and embracing ? reminding us that we are all simply mammals that require the greatest healing of all: love," he adds. Dan Rothenberg's recent New York presentations include Zero Cost House (Under the Radar 2013); Annihilation Point (Berserker Residents, Abrons Art Center 2011) and Enjoy (Play Company, 59E59 2010). As a founding member and co-artistic director of Philadelphia's Pig Iron Theatre Company, he directed the OBIE Award-winning Chekhov Lizardbrain (2007) and Hell Meets Henry Halfway (2004); in addition to many of the company's other productions, including Twelfth Night, or What You Will (2011); Cankerblossom (2010); and Sweet By-and-By (2008). Also joining from Pig Iron are Michael Kiley for Music and Sound Design, Sarah Sanford for Choreography and Matt Saunders for Scenic Design. The remaining creative team includes Michael Chybowski for Lighting Design, Felix Ivanoff for Fight Direction, Terese Wadden for Costume Design and Andrew Wade for Voice and Speech. Devin Brain serves as Staff Repertory Director, Gina Noele Odierno is the Production Stage Manager, and Brandon Curtis is the Assistant Stage Manager. The production features University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater B.F.A. Actor Training Program graduates Megan Bartle (Celia), Buddy Haardt (Oliver), Kelsey Landon (Phoebe), Michael McDonald (Silvius/Le Beau), Noah Putterman (Amiens/William) and Elizabeth Stahlmann (Rosalind). The cast also includes A Guthrie Experience for Actors in Training alumnus Jasmine Bracey (Audrey). Returning with The Acting Company are Ray Chapman (Duke Frederick/Sir Archibald Martext), Joseph Midyett (Orlando) and Chris Thorn (Jacques). The cast is completed by Christopher Michael McFarland (Tourstone), Joseph Tisa (Adam/Corin) and Yaegel T. Welch (Duke Senior/Charles the Wrestler). General Ticket Information Tickets for As You Like It at The New Victory Theater (209 West 42nd Street) cost $25, $18, $12 and $9 for Members and $38, $28, $18 and $14 for Non-members based on seat locations. Theater-goers who buy tickets for three or more New Victory shows in the current season qualify for free Membership benefits, including up to 35-percent savings on tickets all season long. To purchase tickets online, visit NewVictory.org, and to purchase by phone, call 646-223-3010. The New Victory Theater box office (209 West 42nd Street) is open Sunday and Monday from 11am-5pm and Tuesday through Saturday from 12pm-7pm. About Dan Rothenberg Dan Rothenberg is a Philadelphia-based director and creator of experimental performance. A founding member and co-artistic director of the Pig Iron Theatre Company, Dan has directed almost all of Pig Iron's original performance works, including Poet in New York, Gentleman Volunteers, Love Unpunished, Isabella, The Lucia Joyce Cabaret, and the OBIE Award-winning productions Chekhov Lizardbrain and Hell Meets Henry Halfway. Pig Iron has been nominated for over 35 Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theater in Philadelphia, and the company has toured to theaters and festivals in Europe, South America, and the United States. The company has participated in creative residencies at the Public Theater, Dance Theatre Workshop, La Jolla Playhouse, Drexel University, Playmakers Rep, Swarthmore College, and at Toni Morrison's Atelier Program at Princeton University. In 2010, Dan directed the highly critically acclaimed English-language premiere of Toshiki Okada's Enjoy for Play Company in New York ("?pitch-perfect direction?"). With Pig Iron, Dan co-directed Shut Eye with legendary theater director Joseph Chaikin and in 2005, he directed Pay Up, a 30-person site-specific installation about buying and selling for the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival; it was later presented at Montclair State University. Dan teaches physical theater, both for Pig Iron and at Princeton University. Other projects include creation of audio works to accompany the paintings of Alexandra Grant at MOCA in Los Angeles and ongoing collaborations with Headlong Dance Theatre, the alt-comedy group The Berzerker Residence, and Stockholm's music-performance group Teater Slava. Dan is the recipient of a Barrymore Award for Choreography (1997); a Pew Fellowship in Performance Art (2002); a United States Artists Knight Fellowship (2010); and an Independence Fellowship (2005). In 2011 Dan received a MAP Fund Grant to support Zero Cost House, a new work by Pig Iron in collaboration with Japanese playwright and director Toshiki Okada. Zero Cost House had its premiere in Fall 2012 at the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and was presented as part of the 2013 Under the Radar Festival. About The Acting Company (New York, NY) Founded in 1972 by legendary producer/director/actor John Houseman and current Producing Director, Margot Harley, with members of the first graduating class of Juilliard's Drama Division, The Acting Company has performed 136 productions for over 3 million people in 48 states and 10 foreign countries. The Company has given a generation of actors the opportunity to master their craft. Celebrated alumni include Kevin Kline, Rainn Wilson, Patti LuPone, David Schramm, Jesse L. Martin, David Ogden Stiers, Frances Conroy, Jeffrey Wright, Harriet Harris, Hamish Linklater and Keith David. Promoting theater and literacy by bringing a touring repertory of classical productions and exceptional new works performed by talented young actors and teaching artists into communities across America?particularly those where live performance and theater arts education is limited or non-existent?The Acting Company performs each year in over 40 cities to audiences of 70,000 and reaches more than 30,000 students with its arts education programs. The Acting Company has been honored with numerous awards including the Obie, Audelco, and Los Angeles Critics Circle Awards, and is a TONY Honors Recipient for Excellence in Theater. About The New Victory Theater: Since The New Victory Theater opened its doors in 1995, it has become a cultural rite of passage for young New Yorkers, their families and schoolmates. The New Victory seeks sophisticated, thought-provoking and professional productions that are as artistically rich as they are entertaining, resulting in season after season of multidisciplinary works from around the globe and close to home. The theater's contributions to the cultural landscape of the city were recently celebrated by the prestigious New York critics' organization, The Drama Desk, which presented The New Victory Theater with a 2012 Special Award for "providing enchanting, sophisticated children's theater that appeals to the child in all of us, and for nurturing a love of theater in young people." About The New 42nd Street An independent, nonprofit organization, The New 42nd Street was created to assume long-term responsibility and oversight for seven historic theaters between 42nd Street and 7th and 8th Avenues. The projects of The New 42nd Street include The New Victory Theater, a performing arts theater devoted to kids and families; the New 42nd Street Studios, a state-of-the-art, 10-story performing arts complex for rehearsal, performance and arts administration; and The Duke on 42nd Street, an intimate black-box theater available for rental to both international and domestic nonprofit and commercial organizations to present their work.

Habib Koite & Eric Bibb - BB King Blues Club & Grill
March 09, 2013 - New York

"I watched my parents and it rubbed off on me", this is how Habib Koite traces the origins of his profession and talent as a 20th century griot. He is the heir to an ancestral knowledge set to song that places him among the most influential voices of contemporary Africa. Eric Bibb, who also absorbed some of his talents from family, he is the god son of Paul Robeson, has established his name in the new generation of blues-men without renouncing the legacy of folk and gospel.

New York University's Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program's 3rd Annual 5K Walk/Run - Prospect Park: Bartel-Pritchard Square Entrance
March 09, 2013 - Windsor Terrace

This 5K walk/run benefits NYU's Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy. According to the sponsor, "Over the past 30 years the Foundation has provided $12 million in doctoral scholarships, postdoctoral fellowships and research grants to physical therapists. Research funded by the Foundation is then used by clinicians to guide their treatment strategies. Race registration includes a free t-shirt, special offers from sponsors and post-race food and beverages. This event will be accurately timed. Whether an athlete or first timer, we welcome your support, so get ready to lace up your shoes to run or walk for a good cause!"

Movies for Kids (and their Families) - 'The Court Jester' - Jacob Burns Film Center
March 09, 2013 - Pleasantville

The throne of England has been usurped! Who will make things right? When Danny Kaye's on the scene - playing the hapless, bumbling title character - the answer is obvious. And don't forget: "The pellet with the poison's in the vessel with the pestle!" Costarring Glynis Johns, Basil Rathbone, and Angela Lansbury. 1955. 101 min. Not rated.

4 Kids' Acting Classes - The Secret Theatre
March 09, 2013 - Long Island City

Parents interested in acting for their children can turn their tiny turnip into a scintillating thespian. Children learn diction, poise, and creativity, all aspects used in acting, as well as everyday life. This program, which runs over 4 weekends, on Feb 23, March 2,9,and 16, gives children a sample of the full-length classes, which includes monologues, scenework, improv, and character development.

Living in Sequence Comic Book Art Exhibition - Poe Park Visitor Center
Through March 09, 2013 - The Bronx

This vibrant collection of Bronx artists pays homage to the strong ties between Poe Park and the history of comics. In 1939 Batman creators Bob Kane and Bill Finger conceived of the Caped Crusader while sitting in the Bronx's Poe Park, which houses Poe's white single-frame cottage. Artist Jerry Robinson soon joined the team, renting an apartment near Kane's Grand Concourse home. The collaboration produced additional familiar characters like Robin and the Joker. In time, Poe's stories would provide key storylines for some of Batman's adventures and in 2003 the superhero and Poe teamed up to solve mysteries in the comic miniseries Batman: Nevermore. Artists in this exhibition include Shawn Atkinson, Chris Duckett, Trevor Von Eeden, Will Eisner, Ray Felix, Corey F. Godwell, Dmitry Gubin, Hal Foster, N. Steve Harris, Irwin Hasen, Jack Kirby, Carl Kent, Alitha E. Martinez, Regine Sawyer, Jerry Robinson, Vanessa Verduga and Roberto Williams.

Saturday Family Programs: Doodle-Bop-Wiggle and Dance - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
March 09, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Sing along to favorite songs, interact in skits, and perform like rock stars in this high energy, cabaret-style puppet show for families. Families will be given seating priority. Seating is Limited. First Come, first Served.

Open House - Introductory Session and Campus Tour - Blue Rock School
March 09, 2013 - W. Nyack

Blue Rock School invites parents interested in Kindergarten through 8th grade to visit the four-acre campus Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 10am. Meet Blue Rock faculty, and hear how the school's vibrant and creative learning environment nurtures children's natural curiosity and fosters a lifelong love of learning. Discover how Blue Rock School's unique educational approach brings learning to life. Space is limited. Please RSVP to Admissions Director, Beverly Stycos, at 845-535-3353 or [email protected] Blue Rock School is a progressive, independent day school serving students in Kindergarten through 8th grade, and is located on a beautiful, four-acre, wooded campus in W. Nyack, NY. The school was founded in 1987 with the purpose of providing a rich educational experience based on a child-centered and hands-on approach that nurtures children's innate love of learning, enables them to follow their own natural curiosity, develop as independent thinkers, and grow in a dynamic learning community. At Blue Rock School, class sizes are small and students engage in a challenging academic curriculum which is balanced and fully integrated with the arts, nature, and play. Blue Rock School also offers a 5-week Summer Play Camp which is open to the community. For more information call 845-627-0234 or visit bluerockschool.org. Blue Rock School - Where Learning Comes Alive!

Open House for Summer Play Camp at Blue Rock School - Blue Rock School
March 09, 2013 - W. Nyack

Parents and their children, ages 3-1/2 to 12, are invited to visit Blue Rock's beautiful, four-acre campus, including the new Arts & Nature Studies Annex and pool Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 2pm. Meet Summer Play staff and hear all about Blue Rock's unique and adventure-filled summer program, while children participate in a variety of fun, staff-led activities and games. Summer Play at Blue Rock School is a fun and enriching place for your child to spend summer days engaging in a variety of hands-on, creative and playful activities that take place both in the classrooms of Blue Rock School's 18th-century stone farmhouse, the new Arts & Nature Studies Annex, and outdoors. Here, playgrounds abound and there are enough magical play spaces for the most vivid imaginations. It is an enchanting place where lasting memories are made. Summer Play is run by a warm and dedicated staff which include Blue Rock School faculty, local artists, and teachers. The program includes the following activities daily: Art & Music, Nature & Science, Woodworking, Drama, Games, Free play, and Swimming. Children in older groups are eligible to choose an Excursion Option one day each week. These excursions are a special opportunity for sharing unique experiences and forming lasting friendships. Space is limited so that students may explore activities more intimately and extensively. Veteran environmental educators and hikers lead the children on a variety of walks on hiking trails, in local parks, and near lakes and rivers. This five-week program was started in 2001 by parents and teachers to provide a safe, child-centered, and joyous experience for all children, and to share the "Blue Rock experience" with the broader community. A major component of this unique experience is the celebration and nurturing of childhood itself. The program is specially designed for children ages 3-1/2 through 10-1/2. By allowing children the time to explore, collaborate, connect with the natural world, express themselves creatively, and play, each day is a journey of self discovery. Summer Play also offers a Junior CIT program for children ages 11 and 12. Tuition is highly affordable, and each summer, the program typically draws over half of its campers from other area schools, both public and private, and from the home-schooled community as well. Space for the March 9th Open House is limited. Please contact Blue Rock School to reserve your spot at 845-627-0234.

Sugarfest 2013 - Westmoreland Sanctuary
March 09, 2013 - Bedford Corners

A hugely popular event, Sugarfest will be two days this year. Sign up for either Saturday, March 9 or Sunday, March 10. The schedule is the same for each day. First, enjoy an all-you-can-eat homemade Pancake Feast served with 100% New York Maple Syrup. There will be plain and blueberry pancakes, sausage, and melon. Two seating times are available each day; seating is limited. Call to pre-register by March 7. Following each seating is the "Maple Sugaring Through the Ages" program, which looks at the evolution of making maple syrup, from the harvesting and processing techniques used by the Native Americans and early colonists, through present day. Learn how to tap a tree, and even test yourself to see if you can tell the difference between 100% maple and imitation syrup. Visit westmorelandsanctuary.org.

Pack Chat for Kids (ages 4-8) - Wolf Conservation Center
March 09, 2013 - South Salem

An excellent introduction to wolves for families with young children. Kids learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the important role of wolves in the natural world. Guests will visit Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa, and Zephyr, as well as the center's other endangered wolves. Pre-registration required.

Wilderness Survival - Alley Pond Park Adventure Center in Alley Pond Park
March 09, 2013 - Douglaston

Preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, enjoy a wilderness survival program with the Urban Park Rangers. Wilderness survival programs take place in the fall and winter. All programs are family friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older. Wilderness survival programs feature hands-on activities in an outdoor setting. Please dress appropriately for cold weather.

Native Americans - Alley Pond Environmental Center
March 09, 2013 - Douglaston

Who lived here before we did? What did they eat? What kind of houses did they live in? What kind of games did their children play? Children will learn about the original inhabitants of Queens, the Native Americans. See and touch actual artifacts. This program includes games, songs, a snack, a craft, live animals and a nature walk (weather permitting). Participants must be toilet trained.

Astronomy - Salt Marsh Nature Center
March 09, 2013 - Marine Park

Astronomy is constantly rated as a favorite science topic for children and is the perfect gateway subject for science education. Learn about the effects of light pollution and discover the best places in NYC for amazing views of the sky. Fall and winter are the best times to observe meteor showers, the phases of the moon, and many planets of the Milky Way. Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events. Many programs feature astronomy experts and all equipments is provided. Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets. Programs are best enjoyed on clear nights, so please call ahead if weather conditions are not clear.

FAMILY JAMS featuring Music for Aardvarks - Groove Performing Arts
March 09, 2013 - Larchmont

A live, interactive musical experience for the whole family. Sing, dance, jam and laugh out loud. Ages 6 mos.-5 years. Registration required.

Playing with Your Food - Long Island Children's Museum
March 09, 2013 - Garden City

Artist Julianne Zegers loves to play with her food. You'll learn how to turn your "lunch" into a one of a kind piece of art. Learn about a form of printmaking known as monotyping, as you transfer an image of your favorite meal from a flat surface, known as a plate, to paper to create your artwork. Be sure to visit the KaleidoZone Gallery to see Julianne's food-themed art on display.

32nd Annual Making Brooklyn Bloom - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
March 09, 2013 - Crown Heights

Learn how to green your community at this daylong conference featuring workshops and exhibits.

Messy Afternoons - Long Island Children's Museum
March 09, 2013 - Garden City

Kids will be up to their elbows in goop, guts, shaving cream and play-doh. It's the type of artistic activities that everyone loves, but not one likes to clean-up after. Except the museum staff. The afternoon will offer a variety of sensory activities for children ages 18 months to age 4.

New York Islanders vs. Washington Capitals - Nassau Coliseum
March 09, 2013 - Uniondale

Here's your chance to root for your favorite team. Watch them delight fans as they romp on the ice to settle old scores and win new victories.

Family Bird Watching - Greenwich Audubon Society
March 09, 2013 - Greenwich

Review winter birds, bird feeding and first returning migrants. Help conduct a weekly 'Project FeederWatch' bird count and help report these results via the internet to Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology. Ages 5 and up. RSVP to Ted at x230.

Story Time: Author/illustrator You Byun presents Dream Friends - Greenlight Bookstore
March 09, 2013 - Fort Greene

Brooklyn-based, Korean-born author You Byun is an award-winning illustrator who will be reading from her debut picture book. Following is a live drawing demonstration.

Up 4 Art - Staten Island Children's Museum
March 09, 2013 - Staten Island

Create Cartographic art, map your neighborhood from a bird's-eye view.

Sssecond Sssaturday Sssnakes - Staten Island Children's Museum
March 09, 2013 - Staten Island

Meet, greet, and touch live exotic snakes.

Minecraft Club - Wilton Library
March 09, 2013 - Wilton

With Minecraft, worlds made out of individual blocks are generated. Players can build anything, mine anything, create anything, and interact with other players. The only limit is your imagination. A server for the Wilton Library has been set up with a virtual world where the Minecraft community in Wilton can meet. Minecraft enthusiasts are welcome to join the Minecraft Computer Club to discuss and play everything Minecraft in the Children's Library. Appropriate for children ages 8 and up. Minecraft is a subscription-based, online game. Players must bring their own laptops and create their own accounts. Registration required.

Gone in 60 Seconds Book Club - Wilton Library
March 09, 2013 - Wilton

Is it possible to write and perform a 60-second version of a great book? Find out as participants in this club re-tell a high-octane version of the best in children's literature. Participants will pick the most important scenes, characters and lines and then speed-read through the finished product. After learning how to edit, analyze, compromise and communicate, you'll use technology to enhance literary skills by creating an animated mini-movie trailer of one of the 60 second extravaganzas. The book this month is James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl. Grades 4-6. Children under 12 must have a caregiver in the building. No registration required.

Family Disco Party - The Moxie Spot
March 09, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Eat dinner and dance away to classic '70s disco/funk.

Naturally Delicious Improv Presented by Bedlam Ensemble - The Red Room
March 09, 2013 - New York

Looking for fun that is exciting, yet natural? Well here's your chance! Bedlam Ensemble's Naturally Delicious improv troupe is here to provide you with a barrel of laughs! Like the whole foods of comedy, this troupe will allow you to have a great time without any of the preservatives or controls of a normal comedy group.

Junior Engineer: The Pneumatic Subway - New York Transit Museum
March 09, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

In 1870, inventor Alfred Beach caused a sensation when he opened his experimental subway powered by air. Kids will earn about his unique design and use air power to conduct experiments of their own.

Operation Slumber - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
March 09, 2013 - New York

Join us aboard Intrepid for this once in a lifetime overnight experience and learn what it takes to live onboard an aircraft carrier! Plus, tour the Space Shuttle Pavilion and get a close up view of space shuttle Enterprise. You'll train like an astronaut and imagine what it would be like to be a space explorer!

'My Mom is Trying To Ruin My Life' - WorkShop Theater Company
March 09, 2013 - Midtown

"My Mom is Trying to Ruin My Life" is a hilarious new family musical for kids and their embarrassing parents. Based on the popular children's book with music by the team that brought you beloved songs from Between the Lions and Sesame Street. For ages 6 and older. Here is the press release: If Emma's mom is so great, why is she trying to ruin her daughter's life? She talks too loudly, worries about everything, and kisses Emma in front of her friends. It wouldn't be that bad if she just gave her one kiss on top of her head, but no, she kisses Emma all over her face. Can Emma stop her mom before she ruins the rest of her life? Based on the acclaimed Simon & Schuster picture book by Kate Feiffer, "My Mom is Trying to Ruin My Life" is a hilarious new family musical for kids and their embarrassing parents. Cast: Michael Bernardi* Maddie Glass Andrew Hubacher* Kayla King Claire Kwon Noah Marlowe* Shelly McPherson* Sydney Ryan Robles Madisyn Shipman* Garielle Smith-Goldson Ryan Bauer Walsh* Lauren Weintraub* Ashton Woerz* The cast includes actors from Disney's Mary Poppins, Priscila Queen of the Desert, Enron, and the National Tours of Billy Elliot, A Christmas Story The Musical, and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular and features a score by an Emmy award winning music team. Director: Debbi Katz Choreographer: Danyelle Demchock Book: Kate Feiffer & MJ Bruder-Munafo Music: Paul Jacobs Lyrics: Sarah Durkee Associate Producer: Evan Bernardin Assistant Associate Producer: Eddie Antar Illustration by Diane Goode used by permission of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing

Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam� - Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard
March 09, 2013 - Bridgeport

Approximately 12 feet tall and about 12 feet wide, monster trucks are custom-designed machines that sit atop 66-inch-tall tires and weigh a minimum of 10,000 pounds. Built for short, high-powered bursts of speed, monster trucks generate 1,500 to 2,000 horsepower and are capable of speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. Monster trucks can fly up to 125 to 130 feet (a distance greater than 14 cars side by side) and up to 35 feet in the air.

Invent It! - Brooklyn Children's Museum
March 09, 2013 - Crown Heights

Help us build a giant machine with levers, pulleys, ramps, and wheels inspired by wacky inventor Rube Goldberg. Start a chain reaction that's as wild as your imagination!

Block Party - Brooklyn Children's Museum
March 09, 2013 - Crown Heights

Kids let their imaginations soar to new heights while you explore a unique assortment of blocks to play with. They can build an imaginary castle with foam blocks, map out a new neighborhood with wooded ones, or use cardboard blocks to create whimsical patterns.

Imagination Station: Architects - Brooklyn Children's Museum
March 09, 2013 - Crown Heights

Kids design sustainable housing from Pueblo adobe houses to current day Earthships.

Reader's Theatre - Fairfield Public Library
March 09, 2013 - Fairfield

See Wonder brought to life. Actors perform the story in a unique presentation combining words, sounds and images. Ages 8 and up. March is One Book One Town Month in Fairfield. This year's pick is Wonder by R. J. Palacio.

Infant/Child CPR Class - South Nassau Hospital Parent/Child Education Classroom
March 09, 2013 - Baldwin

Learn how to take care of your baby or child during an emergency using the CPR technique. Call for more information and to register.

Maple Sugaring at Sullivan Farm - Great Brook Sugar House at Sullivan Farm
March 09, 2013 - New Milford

Celebrate the natural and cultural history of making maple syrup. Everyone tries the bit brace drill, witnesses some maple sap flowing and gets to sample the syrup. Reserve your spot by e-mailing [email protected]

Maple Sugaring Open House Demonstration - Warrup's Farm
March 09, 2013 - West Redding

Watch the process of getting sap and turning it into maple syrup and sugar candies. Pure maple syrup and maple sugar candy are available for purchase.

Radical Tricks with Torro! Skateboards NYC - New York Hall of Science
March 09, 2013 - Corona

Skateboard enthusiasts can enjoy this program created by Professional Skateboarder and Queens native Rodney Torres, as he brings to life the skateboarding tricks featured in the Radical Tricks section of the Tony Hawk | Rad Science exhibition. Activities include: Screening of TORRO! NYC Skate Team videos and demos.

Kids with Cameras- Making Movies - Center at Maple Grove Cemetery
March 09, 2013 - Kew Gardens

Interested in making movies? Creative kids and film buffs alike can enjoy this experiential educational program seeking to provide students ages 11-15 with the opportunity to learn the art of documentary filmmaking with the guidance of industry professionals. Students will learn to identify various forms of documentary filmmaking ranging from MTV reality to the traditional narrative made popular by Ken Burns. Students will learn to develop a story idea all the way through to the interview, and learn to effectively use a video camera and proper sound recording. Lastly, students will edit footage and use soundtracks to further shape their story into a powerful, visual form. Kids with Cameras honors the great Hollywood Era Film Director Irving Rapper, who is interred at Maple Grove. Pre-registration required.

Junior Women's Club of Bellerose Blood Drive - Bellerose Village Hall
March 09, 2013 - Bellerose Village

The Junior Women's' Club of Bellerose, in conjunction with Long Island Blood Services, will be holding their annual Blood Drive. Your donation will help to save up to THREE lives. Community hospitals need your help. Eligibility criteria include: Bring ID with signature or photo; Minimum weight 110 lbs; age 16 – 75 (16 year-olds must have parental permission. Age 76 and over need doctor's note); eat well (low fat) and drink fluids; no tattoos for past 12 months. Please share this lifesaving gift. Thank you for caring. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact Marie Cappiello at the number listed. Walk-ins are always welcomed.

Impressionist Painting, How Did They Do That? - Metropolitan Museum of Art
March 09, 2013 - Upper East Side

Learn hands-on how works of art were created. 30-minute sessions, 1-4pm. Meets in the 19- and Early 20th-Century European Paintings galleries, 2nd floor.

Watson Adventures’ Grand Central Scramble Family Scavenger Hunt - Grand Central Terminal
March 09, 2013 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a unique scavenger hunt for adults and kids 7 & up! Kids and adults work together to uncover the secrets of this amazing train station. To win, you’ll have to go nuts in the Whispering Gallery, learn a secret about the stars, find TV celebs in the food court, stand on fish under an upside-down tree in the Grand Central Market, learn the arrival time of a “ghost” train and think like Willy Wonka in the Transit Museum Gallery. Kids must be accompanied by an adult, and vice versa. Advance purchase is required via http://www.watsonadventures.com. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT.

Watson Adventures’ Murder at the Met Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
March 09, 2013 - New

Join Watson Adventures on a murder mystery scavenger hunt for adults at the Met Museum! Fans of murder mysteries and "The Da Vinci Code" will enjoy this scavenger hunt throughout the Metropolitan Museum of Art. A murdered curator has left behind a cryptic trail of clues connected with secrets in works of art. As your team gathers answers about the art, you begin to piece together a sordid tale about greed, lust, revenge and treachery, all revolving around the museum’s planned multi-million dollar purchase of a rare painting by Leonardo Da Vinci. The murder victim knew too much—and now it’s your turn to discover what drove someone to commit murder. To find out, you’ll have to crack a secret code to figure out who dunnit. Advance purchase is required. Price includes museum admission. Questions? 877-9GO-HUNT, but please do not contact the museum directly.

Watson Adventures’ Wax Attacks Scavenger Hunt - Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum
March 09, 2013 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a unique scavenger hunt for adults! Go on our campiest, most pop-culture-filled hunt for adults as you tackle questions at Madame Tussauds’ wax museum. Starring Gandhi, Madonna, Napoleon, Joe DiMaggio, Bob Dylan, Usher, George Washington, Elle MacPherson and many more. Bring a digital camera for the Team Paparazzi Challenges—with bonus points awarded to the most creative photo ops with the stars. Space is limited! Price includes museum admission. Advance purchase is required via http://www.watsonadventures.com. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT.

Aladdin - BroadHollow's BayWay Arts Center
March 09, 2013 - East Islip

Carpets are flying and a genie is on the loose in this live musical presentation of the Disney classic.

Free Social Skills and Parenting Groups - Kid Esteem
Through March 09, 2013 - Lindenhurst

Fun, playful, educational, clinical workshops teach your children, ages 3-18, communication skills, positive self-expression, confidence, how to deal with bullies, social skills, emotional intelligence and self-control. Parents learn effective, loving discipline and behavior management strategies for positive results. Classes for children with Anxiety, ADD/ADHD and Autism / PDD disorders as well. Visit the website or call 631-321-6675 for registration and information.

Family Astronomy - American Museum of Natural History
March 09, 2013 - New York

Join us in the Hayden Planetarium for an evening of star-hopping, mythology, and stories of the sky. Astronomer and NASA Ambassador Laura Venner will guide our young astronomers and their families as they learn about the stars of the late-winter sky and practice skills in finding and identifying them.

Muppet Madness Double Feature - Symphony Space
March 09, 2013 - Upper West Side

An old-fashioned double feature film day at Symphony Space featuring two hit Muppets movies, both rated G for the whole family to enjoy: "The Muppet Movie" Kermit and his new found friends trek across America to find success in Hollywood, but a frog-legs merchant is after Kermit. (95 min) "The Muppets Take Manhattan" Kermit and his friends go to New York to get their musical on Broadway only to find it's a more difficult task than they anticipated. (94 min)

Exceptions to Gravity - Canal Park Playhouse
March 09, 2013 - Lower Manhattan

One the most accomplished physical comedy performers in the United States, Avner the Eccentric comes to Canal Park Playhouse with a spectacular show that upends the laws of physics. A master of the art of physical comedy, Avner weaves a spell of poetic simplicity in a show of hilarious predicaments. The show is a reminder of the theatrical power that can reside in a single charismatic performer who touches the heart.

Family Art Labs - The Rubin Museum of Art
March 09, 2013 - Chelsea

Explore felt clothing and patterns in the galleries. Learn the fun and simple traditional Tibetan craft of felting. Choose layers of color and transform them into a felted masterpiece.

'Cinderella' - Galli Theater
March 09, 2013 - Midtown West

Underlying this story about a pure-hearted girl who loses her mother is the concept of bullying. Cinderella is constantly ridiculed and bullied, just as many children are today. But in the world of theater and the Galli method of acting, this may not be such a horrible thing. The Galli Theater communicates important social issues through modern adaptations of fairy tales from around the world. ?The plays highlight their symbols and help to illuminate wisdom that is highly relevant in today's society. They awaken a sense of liveliness in audiences and actors alike that can help reveal the genuine person and his inner vision and power, thus celebrating childhood,? said Tatjana Maya, MD, Founder of Galli Theater New York. Galli achieves this mission through its main stage productions, educational programs and its Dr. Fairytale Program. After the Saturday show your kids can participate in a workshop filled with fun acting games and where they'll play animal and fairytale characters. Then they perform a little show for the parents.

Peridance Contemporary Dance Company Spring Season - Salvatore Capezio Theater
March 09, 2013 - East Village

The internationally acclaimed Peridance Contemporary Dance Company is pleased to announce its New York Spring Season, spanning two weekends, March 9th & 10th and March 16th & 17th, 2013. Here's the press release: The Company's highly anticipated season will take place at Peridance's resident venue, the Salvatore Capezio Theater, and include four world premieres by Artistic Director Igal Perry, Dwight Rhoden, Sidra Bell, and Italy-based Enzo Celli, as well as a Company premiere by Ohad Naharin. Opening Night Gala - all premieres! (followed by a reception) Saturday, March 9th, 2013 at 8:30pm Perry, Rhoden, Celli, Bell, Naharin Program A Sunday, March 10th at 2pm | Saturday, March 16th at 8:30pm | Sunday, March 17th at 6pm Perry (New work and 'Conflicted Terrain'), Naharin, Rhoden, Bell Program B Sunday, March 10th at 6pm | Sunday, March 17th at 2pm Perry (New work and Twilight excerpt), Naharin, Rhoden, Celli

13th Anniversary New York City FIRST Mega-Celebration of Science and Technology - Jacob Javits Convention Center
March 09, 2013 - Hell's Kitchen

The FIRST Mega-Celebration brings three intense robotics competitions under one roof. Watch as FIRST Robotics Competition, FIRST Tech Challenge, and FIRST LEGO League student teams compete to win the regional competition and for a chance to go onto the global competition. Also, there will be a career fair, where you will be able to talk to college representatives and fortune companies about careers in technology. Featuring: New York City FIRST Robotics Competition Friday, March 8 & Saturday, March 9 An exciting sports-like tournament with 65 competing high school teams of future technologists and entrepreneurs. New York City FIRST Tech Challenge Championship Thursday, March 7 & Friday, March 8 72 teams of high school students putting their technical and entrepreneurial skills to the test. New York City FIRST LEGO League Championship Saturday, March 9 80 middle school teams of technological innovators, exploring the cutting-edge world of Biomedical Engineering selected from among 190 teams across the City at borough qualifying tournaments. New York City JrFIRST LEGO League Exposition Saturday, March 9 20 teams with ages ranging from 6 to 9 participating in a non-competitive program to show off their communication and research skills. New York City FIRST Science and Technology College and Career Expo Thursday, March 7 ? Saturday, March 9 40+ exhibitors, including colleges and universities offering FIRST scholarships and major corporations informing students about careers in science and technology.

Tours for Fours - Museum of Modern Art
March 09, 2013 - Midtown West

Look closely at three to five works of art in the museum galleries, talk about what you see, and engage in drawing, movement, or writing activities. Kids and adults participate together. March's theme is "Exploring Shape, Color, and Line." Kids must be four years old to attend this program. Younger siblings are allowed to accompany the group, but the participating child must be four. This program is free for individual families of up to two adults and up to three kids. Additional adults $25, seniors (65 and over with ID) $18, students $14, member guests $5.

Tours for Tweens - Museum of Modern Art
March 09, 2013 - Midtown West

Share ideas, exchange opinions, and consider different perspectives about works of art. Explore MoMA's collection and special exhibitions. Kids and adults participate together. March's topic is "Artist’s Process: Dieter Roth." This program is free for individual families of up to two adults and up to three kids, however preregistration is required. Registration will take place online beginning at 10:30 a.m. ten days before the program. To receive registration and program information, sign up for the Family Programs E-news at http://www.moma.org/e-news .

A Closer Look for Kids - Museum of Modern Art
March 09, 2013 - Midtown West

Share your ideas and participate in drawing, movement, or writing activities as you explore three to five works of art in the museum galleries. Kids and adults participate together. March's theme is "Telling Tales: Stories in Art." *This program is free for individual families of up to two adults and up to three kids. Additional adults $25, seniors (65 and over with ID) $18, students $14, member guests $5.

Fishy Facts for Pre-schoolers - Sport Fishing Education Center
March 09, 2013 - Babylon

Come explore the world of fish in this interactive program exploring what things make a fish a fish and makes them all different. Make a fun, fishy craft with your child to take home. Pre-registration required.

St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt - Suffolk County Farm and Education Center
March 09, 2013 - Yaphank

The Pot o'Gold Hunt includes a wagon ride and animal feeding. Call 631-852-4603 to register.

The Adventures of Peter Rabbit - Theatre Three
March 09, 2013 - Port Jefferson

Peter, Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-Tail, Benjamin Bunny, the McGregors and all their friends come to life in this adaption of the story by Beatrix Potter.

Freckleface Strawberry the Musical - CM Performing Arts Center
March 09, 2013 - Oakdale

Freckleface the Musical is based on the New York Times Best Selling book by actress Julianne Moore. Freckleface Strawberry will do anything to get rid of her freckles - from scrubbing them with soap, to caking on makeup, and even wearing a ski mask to school. Will her schoolmates realize it's her under the mask? Will Freckleface be brave enough to finally face her complexion in the mirror?

LIC Summer Arts Camp Open House - LIC Arts Building
March 09, 2013 - Long Island City

Tour the facilities, meet the instructors. Children explore dance, music, theater and theater at this exciting, collaborative camp housed in the Long Island City Arts Building. Days will be divided into sessions at the Long Island City School of Ballet, the Long Island City Academy of Music and the Secret Theatre, giving children a chance to enjoy each activity every day. Sessions will be led by experienced, professional adult artists. For more information, or to request a registration form contact [email protected] or call 718-781-1169

Under the Sea Special! - Long Island Science Center
March 09, 2013 - Riverhead

Swim on down to learn about marine life. Participate in aquatic themed activities and crafts and win a goldfish.

PINKALICIOUS - John W. Engeman Theater
March 09, 2013 - Northport

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.

Slither into Spring - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
March 09, 2013 - Bridgeport

Meet three of our reptilian education ambassadors, "Marlena" the Iguana, "Baby" the seven-foot boa constrictor, and "Darth Gator," a baby American alligator, and help make lunch for some of our other animal education ambassadors! After the program, enjoy cookies and hot chocolate by the fire. $10 for adults, $15 for kids 6 and up, program not recommended for kids under 6 years old. Registration required. To register, call 203-394-6563. Program attendees receive 1/2 off kid's Zoo admission with regular paid adult admission day of program only.

13th Anniversary New York City FIRST Mega-Celebration of Science and Technology - Jacob Javits Convention Center
Through March 09, 2013 - New York

The FIRST Mega-Celebration brings four intense robotics competitions under one roof. Watch as FIRST Robotics Competition, FIRST Tech Challenge, and FIRST LEGO® League student teams compete to win the regional competition and for a chance to go onto the global competition. Also, join us for a career fair, where you will be able to talk to college representatives and fortune companies about careers in technology. March 7-9, 2013 – 9am-4:30pm Jacob Javits Convention Center 655 West 34th St., New York, NY 10001 THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

VH1 & Parenting Magazine Present The VH1 Save The Music Foundation Family Day 2013 - The Anderson School
March 09, 2013 - Upper West Side

On Saturday, March 9th, VH1 and Parenting Magazine will present the VH1 Save The Music Foundation’s Family Day - a free, family fun day open to the public - at The Anderson School in New York from 10AM to 4PM. The VH1 Save The Music Family Day aims to give children of all ages a stage to express their love of music, culture and creativity through an exciting interactive musical expo for families.

Bird Tales: Folk Telling From Around The World - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
March 09, 2013 - Upper West Side

Join folklorist Bill Gordh and celebrate bird heroes, tricksters, and villains. Bill Gordh is a world-renowned story teller and musician, and will be engaging families with these folk tales from around the world. Don't forget to visit Audubon's Aviary to see the birds of America. More info about DiMenna Family Programs: All family programs take place at the New-York Historical Society 170 Central Park West between West 76th and West 77th Streets To RSVP for a family program please e-mail: [email protected] For more information on family programs and the DiMenna Children’s History Museum, please call (212) 485-9293 or visit www.DimennaChildrensHistoryMuseum.org MUSEUM AND STORE HOURS: Tuesday- Thursday: 10 am – 6 pm Friday: 10 am – 8 pm (pay-as-you-wish from 6 pm – 8 pm) Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm Sunday: 11 am – 5 pm MUSEUM ADMISSION: Adults- $15 Teachers and Seniors- $12 Students- $10 Children (5-13) - $5 Children (4 and under)- free

HABLEMOS DE LA HISTORIA Y DEL ARTE: NUEVA YORK y la SEGUNDA GUERRA MUNDIAL - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
March 09, 2013 - Upper West Side

Venga y acompanenos! Families look, discuss, and create in this Spanish-language monthly family program, combining time in the galleries with art-making in the studios. We will visit to the WWII & NYC exhibit, where we will discover the role of New York City in fighting, and winning, the war. After the gallery tour, families will create their own propaganda posters. For more information, e-mail Rosa Tejada at [email protected]

Holiday Express: Can You Spot It? - DiMenna Children's Histtory Museum at New-York Historical Society
March 09, 2013 - Upper West Side

Holiday Express puts magnificent model trains, train stations and sheds, bridges and tunnels, carousels and Ferris wheels, all populated with toy figurines in colorful nineteenth-century dress, on display at the New-York Historical Society. But you can discover more than meets the eye. Spot the intricate details in these amazing model train scenes made by the M?rklin model train company. Can you spot the refreshment stand? The station clock? How many train cars are pulling into the train station? Bring the whole family, pick up your self-guided hunt, and see who can spot the most! Families can use this "i spy" hunt to search for hidden details in the trains and train stations of the Jerni Collection. Some sample "i spy"s: ? How many coal cars can you count? ? How many different kinds of animals can you spot on the trains and in the stations? ? Find a post office, a refreshment stand, a train clock, and a water tower at this train station. Families using the hunt will be able to explore all the trains on display and take as long or as short as they like.

New Victory Family Workshops: Shakespeare - New 42nd Street Studios
March 09, 2013 - Times Square

Discover the wit within the writings of William Shakespeare through theater games and dramatic play in an introduction of techniques performed onstage. Inspired by The Acting Company's "As You Like It," this workshop is best for kids ages ten and older.

Nature Photography Workshops - Queens Botanical Garden
March 09, 2013 - Flushing

Two Workshops: Landscape Photography with Rosalie Frost - Saturday, March 9, 1 to 3:30pm Flower & Macro Photography with H. David Stein - Saturday, March 16, 1 to 3:30pm Fee: $10/one workshop; $15/both workshops Learn how to take better nature photos with QBG as your backdrop. Photographers Rosalie Frost and H. David Stein will offer a slide show of examples, and offer pointers on light and composition. Workshops include approximately 45 minutes of outdoor photography followed by a critique of participants’ work. Beginning photographers are welcome. Participants must bring their own camera. Registration required -- call 718-886-3800ex213 or [email protected]

HSBC Children's Garden Family Day - Queens Botanical Garden
March 09, 2013 - Flushing

Join us for a lively afternoon of family fun at the HSBC Children’s Garden Family Day. Children will enjoy giveaway treats, seed plantings, and crafts, while representatives from NYC Compost Project Queens will offer hands-on activities. The HSBC Children’s Garden offers interactive programs for ages 5 through 12 in Spring, Summer, and Fall sessions. Children participating in these engaging gardening experiences will learn about plants, gardens and nature while having fun playing in a beautiful environment. They will plant and harvest their own vegetables, herbs and flowers and will learn about the natural world around them. Special early-bird discounts for the program will be available at this event for interested parents.

Spring Music and Family Fest - P.S. 193: The Gil Hodges School
March 09, 2013 - Midwood

A line-up of 15-plus professional popular and classical musicians, including The Lords of Lichtenstein, Corey Sky, Kevin Webb, Sarah Worthington and Nathan Carver ("Singer and Saw"), emceed by Yah Supreme, will perform. There will be face painting and children's entertainment activities from 2-2:45 pm, followed by the concert from 3 pm to 5 pm. See an amazing variety of musical instruments on stage in a friendly family atmosphere. Enjoy hot food and try your luck in the high-end item raffle.

Adirondack Shakespeare Co. Presents 2 Henry VI - St. John's University (Manhattan Campus)
March 09, 2013 - New York

Conspiracy and intrigue swirl around the court of King Henry VI. The Red and White Rose factions grow ever more quarrelsome. A plot is laid to murder the Lord Protector. The Duke of York foments a rebellion led by the headstrong Jack Cade, clearing the way for his own bid for the English Crown. The rift between the feuding factions reaches full bloom as the War of the Roses begins. For more information (or to purchase tickets), please visit www.adkshakes.org And force perforce I’ll make him yield the Crown (2H6, Act 1, scene 1)

Darrell Hammond - Carolines on Broadway
Through March 09, 2013 - New York

Actor/comedian Darrell Hammond fondly recalls his first taste of show business at age five practicing the impressions of his family members on the porch of their home in Melbourne Florida. It wasn't many years later when Darrell realized he wanted to submerse himself in the pursuit of bringing his comedy and impressions to a much bigger stage. In his many years on "Saturday Night Live", Hammond brought to life a cavalcade of politicians, media figures, celebrities and news. Darrell is known for being one of the most prolific comedians of his time. He frequently tours comedy clubs and theaters boasting a number of brilliant impressions in his act that keep people laughing nationwide.

The Toledo Workshop Revisited - Museum of Arts & Design
March 09, 2013 - New York

The first US screening of this documentary following three emerging glass artists during a one-week residency at the Toledo Museum of Art, as they experiment with a replica of the furnace used 50 years ago in Harvey Littleton's historic glass workshop, which opened the way for artists to use glass as a sculptural material. Directly following the film, Playing with Fire exhibition curator Jennifer Scanlan will lead a discussion with the artists and filmmakers. A reception will follow at the Heller Gallery in Chelsea.

We're going GREEN Crazy! - Lyrical Children's Preschool & Learning Center
March 09, 2013 - Calverton

Go on a Lucky Treasure Hunt / Follow the Rainbow / Make an I spy bottle / Dance the Irish Jig / Can you make the color Green?

ReelAbilities Day! - The JCC In Manhattan
March 09, 2013 - New York

The JCC In Manhattan Announces: The 2012/2013 Season of R&R @ the JCC – March 9th – ReelAbilities Day! WHO: Face Painting for all ages, Children’s Art Project: Deepening our Connections to Those Who Have Other Abilities, Now that you Converted to Judaism, What's Next? Lecture, Adventure Workshop & Performing Arts Workshop with Rebeca Diaz, Sefer V’ Sefel: Hebrew Book, Somewhere: Heidi Latsky Dance, Traditional Texts: What do the Torah and Talmud tell us about Inclusion? Lecture, Reel Encounters 2013: Collection of Short International Films, Still Standing: A Musical Survival Guide for Life’s Catastrophes, A Cappella Concert: Princeton University Wildcats and much, much more!!! WHAT: R&R Saturdays are FREE at the JCC! Make your Shabbat afternoon special and share in our community. Workshops, Art, Yoga, Meditation, Food, Music, Study Sessions, film, creative art projects, Spa Experiences, Indoor & Outdoor play! There are programs for both children and adults. Guaranteed fun for the whole family! All are welcome. WHEN: Saturday March 9, 2013, 2:00pm-5:00pm (until March 23rd) WHERE: The JCC In Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue @ 76th Street, New York, New York 10023 WHY: An amazing weekly opportunity to be together as a family and as a community. R&R is an incredible alternative to the typical New York Saturday and... IT'S ALL FREE! For more information: www.jccmanhattan.org/rr or join our Facebook page for updated information https://www.facebook.com/pages/RR-Shabbat-at-The-JCC-in-Manhattan/193553367387562

ReelAbilities Day! - The JCC In Manhattan
March 09, 2013 - New York

The JCC In Manhattan Announces: The 2012/2013 Season of R&R @ the JCC – March 9th – ReelAbilities Day! WHO: Face Painting for all ages, Children’s Art Project: Deepening our Connections to Those Who Have Other Abilities, Now that you Converted to Judaism, What's Next? Lecture, Adventure Workshop & Performing Arts Workshop with Rebeca Diaz, Sefer V’ Sefel: Hebrew Book, Somewhere: Heidi Latsky Dance, Traditional Texts: What do the Torah and Talmud tell us about Inclusion? Lecture, Reel Encounters 2013: Collection of Short International Films, Still Standing: A Musical Survival Guide for Life’s Catastrophes, A Cappella Concert: Princeton University Wildcats and much, much more!!! WHAT: R&R Saturdays are FREE at the JCC! Make your Shabbat afternoon special and share in our community. Workshops, Art, Yoga, Meditation, Food, Music, Study Sessions, film, creative art projects, Spa Experiences, Indoor & Outdoor play! There are programs for both children and adults. Guaranteed fun for the whole family! All are welcome. WHEN: Saturday March 9, 2013, 2:00pm-5:00pm (until March 23rd) WHERE: The JCC In Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue @ 76th Street, New York, New York 10023 WHY: An amazing weekly opportunity to be together as a family and as a community. R&R is an incredible alternative to the typical New York Saturday and... IT'S ALL FREE! For more information: www.jccmanhattan.org/rr or join our Facebook page for updated information https://www.facebook.com/pages/RR-Shabbat-at-The-JCC-in-Manhattan/193553367387562

The 2012/2013 Season of R&R @ the JCC: ReelAbilities Day! - The JCC In Manhattan
March 09, 2013 - Upper West Side

WHO: Face Painting for all ages, Children’s Art Project: Deepening our Connections to Those Who Have Other Abilities, Now that you Converted to Judaism, What's Next? Lecture, Adventure Workshop & Performing Arts Workshop with Rebeca Diaz, Sefer V’ Sefel: Hebrew Book, Somewhere: Heidi Latsky Dance, Traditional Texts: What do the Torah and Talmud tell us about Inclusion? Lecture, Reel Encounters 2013: Collection of Short International Films, Still Standing: A Musical Survival Guide for Life’s Catastrophes, A Cappella Concert: Princeton University Wildcats and more. WHAT: R&R Saturdays are FREE at the JCC! Make your Shabbat afternoon special and share in our community. Workshops, Art, Yoga, Meditation, Food, Music, Study Sessions, film, creative art projects, Spa Experiences, Indoor & Outdoor play! There are programs for both children and adults. Guaranteed fun for the whole family! All are welcome. WHEN: Saturday March 9, 2013, 2:00pm-5:00pm (until March 23rd) WHERE: The JCC In Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue @ 76th Street, New York, New York 10023 WHY: An amazing weekly opportunity to be together as a family and as a community. R&R is an incredible alternative to the typical New York Saturday and... IT'S ALL FREE! For more information: www.jccmanhattan.org/rr or join our Facebook page for updated information https://www.facebook.com/pages/RR-Shabbat-at-The-JCC-in-Manhattan/193553367387562

Sinister Pop Family Day - Whitney Museum of American Art
March 09, 2013 - New York

Explore what it means to be a celebrity through an exciting lineup of hands-on art making, karaoke, performance, and interactive activities in the galleries of Sinister Pop. Artists Dave McKenzie and the Bumbys will be on hand for interactive performances with families. For families with kids ages 5-12.

Paquito D'Rivera's Charlie Parker with Strings - Jazz at Lincoln Center
Through March 09, 2013 - New York

All tributaries of contemporary jazz expression lead back to alto saxophone giant Charlie "Bird" Parker (1920-55). For this program, the effervescent Cuban reedist-arranger-composer Paquito D'Rivera will place his lush sound and virtuosic sensibility at the service of this repertoire, imparting a Latin twist to the proceedings.

Miki House Happy Dolls Decoration Event - Bloomingdale's
March 09, 2013 - Upper East Side

Decorate your very own HappyDoll with MIKI HOUSE, the renowned Japanese fashion house offering the finest quality for infants and toddlers. MIKI HOUSE will then donate the decorated HappyDolls to Child Mind Institute to inspire other families with the gift of art and community.

International Good Deeds Day - Times Square Studios
March 09, 2013 - Times Square

Good Deeds Day is an event that will inspire the whole family to discover the joy of doing a good deed. Good Deeds Day is an annual celebration of giving, where people, communities, organizations, and businesses pledge to do a good deed for the benefit of others. Here are some of the activities you can partake in: - Be larger than life in Times Square. The "Good Deed Fan Cam" will make you appear on the Times Square SuperSign's Jumbotron screen above the studios. - Do a good deed on the spot with volunteer organizations at the Good Deeds Fair, including Jumpstart, New York Cares, Habitat for Humanity - New York City, generationOn, USO of Metropolitan New York and participate in fun Good Deeds activities for the entire family, like painting a mural, building bikes, constructing paper houses, and joining in special reading sessions. - Receive free Good Deeds Day giveaways, including t-shirts and magnets. - Meet philanthropist and global business leader, Shari Arison. Receive a complimentary copy of her new book, Activate Your Goodness - Transforming the World through Doing Good, while supplies last. Good Deeds Day is an annual celebration of giving, where people, organizations, and businesses pledge to do a good deed for others. It was initiated in 2007 by global business leader and philanthropist Shari Arison (shariarison.com) with 7,000 participants in Israel and has grown since to more than 250,000 "Good Deed Doers" in more than 50 countries. This year, some 400,000 are expected to take part all over the world. RSVP at [email protected] For more information, visit gooddeedsday.com.

SRC Poetry Slam! - Sunnyside Reformed Church
March 09, 2013 - Sunnyside

Calling all the budding kid poets! Simply put, poetry slam is the competitive art of performance poetry. The performances will be judged by the audience and at the end of the evening, prizes will be awarded. This event is organized by the young people at SRC, and while it is primarily for kids, everyone is welcome.

Forgotten New York: The Story of James Gregory Talk & Tour - Green-Wood Cemetery
March 09, 2013 - Brooklyn

The 19th-century New York waterfront was densely populated with manufacturing neighborhoods. As the city changed, these areas disappeared. But the pieces they created – cast-iron fixtures, bronze bells - sometimes pop up in unexpected places: a SoHo façade, Virginian steeples, even the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. Join architect David Grider for a talk at Green-Wood Cemetery, as he details his fascinating research journey into one such shop - the Lower East Side foundry of James Gregory and its influence on American history. From the USS Monitor, to the famous 1885 bronze bell used at Coney Island’s Dreamland, Grider uncovers hidden threads, unexpected ties, and tells a rich story of vanished neighborhoods, forgotten industry, and one shopkeeper’s place among it all. The talk will be followed by a trolley tour of related Green-Wood sites, including the resting places of James Gregory himself, Brooklyn Bridge caisson maker Eckford Webb and cast iron great James Bogardus. The talk is free. Tickets for the trolley tour are $10 for Green-Wood Historic Fund members and $15 for non-members. Reservations for the trolley tour are strongly recommended and seating is limited. If the tour is not sold out in advance, walk-ups will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis. To make an online reservation or to find out more information, visit www.green-wood.com/toursevents or call 718-210-3080.

Naseer Shamma and Al-Oyoun Ensemble - Metropolitan Museum of Art
March 09, 2013 - New York

Naseer Shamma is one of Iraq's leading cultural icons. He is a leader of the famed Iraqi oud school, a virtuosic approach to the instrument (an Arab lute) that began in the early 20th century, combining Turkish techniques and aesthetics with the melodies and spirit of traditional Iraqi maqam music. Both a composer and performer, Shamma has created an innovative approach to the oud, expanding its technical capabilities and influencing players across the Arab region. In his first performance in the US in more than a decade, Shamma will appear with his Al-Oyoun Ensemble -- seven virtuoso musicians from Cairo performing in a contemporary style of Shamma's own creation, which he calls Arab Chamber Music.

Story Time and Craft with Puppet Princess Penelope - Delilah Soleil Salon
March 09, 2013 - Baldwin

Play dress up, read books, sing songs, and make a princess craft with Puppet Princess Penelope. Different books will be read at each sitting. No purchase necessary. Space is limited, so reservations are recommended.

Our Nation's Generations: American Roots - Fairfield Museum and History Center
Through March 10, 2013 - Fairfield

Our Nation's Generations is a collaborative learning project that brings together students from diverse backgrounds to develop their own exhibition at the Fairfield Museum. This year's theme, American Roots is inspired by the Fairfield Museum's exhibition Promise of Freedom: The Emancipation Proclamation. Students explored the question of "what does it mean to be an American" through exhibit tours at the Fairfield Museum and the Aldrich Museum. The project pairs 8th grade students from The Unquowa School (Fairfield) and New Beginnings Family Academy (Bridgeport). The students worked together in a process of historical research, reading literature, writing speeches and arts-based activities. The project encourages a broad understanding of freedom, equality and citizenship. February 22-March 10, 2013.

The Armory Show - Piers 92 & 94
Through March 10, 2013 - New York

The Armory Show, a leading international contemporary and modern art fair and one of the most important annual art events in New York, takes place every March on Piers 92 & 94 in Manhattan. The Armory Show is devoted to showcasing the most important artworks of the 20th and 21st centuries. In its fifteen years the fair has become an international institution, combining a selection of the world's leading galleries with an exceptional program of arts events and exhibitions throughout New York during the celebrated Armory Arts Week.

Global Shoes - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through March 10, 2013 - Crown Heights

Explore aspects of global cultures through a variety of hands-on, feet-in, multi-media activities within the context of a fantasy shoe store and factory

Art Exhibit Featuring Barbara Pascal - Riverhead Town Hall Gallery
Through March 10, 2013 - Riverhead

East End Arts presents an exhibit featuring the whimsical artwork of painter Barbara Pascal. In this collection of work, Barbara Pascal seems to be summing up a lifetime of personal impressions, as well as revealing her skills as an expressive painter. Runs through March 10, 2013.

Queens World Film Festival - Various
Through March 10, 2013 - Queens

QWFF celebrates the independent filmmaking spirit by encouraging the novice and the student filmmaker, featuring filmmakers who take chances to bring us challenging stories and by providing screening opportunities for that overlooked, yet gem of a film. The 3rd Queens World Film Festival opens at the Museum of the Moving Image and over the next 5 days will host screenings at The Jackson Triplex in Elmhurst, The Secret Theatre in Long Island City, The Renaissance Charter School and PS 69 both in Jackson Heights.

SCOPE New York 2013 - Skylight at Moynihan Station
Through March 10, 2013 - NY

55 international galleries representing the best and brightest contemporary work from emerging and mid-career artists. Featuring cutting-edge special programming, collector tours and special events that feature innovative work across multiple creative industries, including fashion, film, music and performance.

My Mom Is Trying to Ruin My Life - The Workshop Theater
Through March 10, 2013 - New York

If Emma’s mom is so great, why is she trying to ruin her daughter’s life? She talks too loudly, worries about everything and kisses Emma in front of her friends. It wouldn’t be that bad if she just gave her one kiss on top of her head, but no, she kisses Emma all over her face. Can Emma stop her mom before she ruins the rest of her life? Based on the acclaimed Simon & Schuster picture book by Kate Feiffer, My Mom is Trying to Ruin My Life is a hilarious new family musical for kids and their embarrassing parents. Featuring the music of an Emmy Award winning team, the book of an acclaimed author, and a cast which includes actors from Disney's Mary Poppins, Priscila Queen of the Desert, Enron, and the National Tours of Billy Elliot, A Christmas Story The Musical, and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.

Wonder Instagram Contest - Fairfield Public Library
Through March 10, 2013 - Fairfield

What does "Choose Kindness" mean to you? Show it on Instagram. Snap a photo between now and March 10 that shows an act of kindness and use the hashtag #fplwonder to enter. Contest finalists will be invited to a special reception with the author of the book Wonder. The winning photographer will receive $150. No registration necessary. March is One Book One Town Month in Fairfield. This year's pick is Wonder by R. J. Palacio.

Emma Lazarus: Poet of Exiles - Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Through March 10, 2013 - New York

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

Sally Ride: Trailblazing Astronaut - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through March 10, 2013 - New York

Dr. Sally Ride, who passed away on July 23, 2012, broke barriers by becoming America's first woman to travel into space on the Space Shuttle Orbiter Challenger in 1983. The interactive talk will celebrate her career with NASA and the legacy she left for young people in the fields of science and technology. Every Saturday and Sunday in March.

Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2013 - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Through March 10, 2013 - New York

North America's leading showcase for the best in contemporary French film returns with more than a dozen New York premieres. Check out new work from master directors Guillaume Nicloux, Nicolas Philibert, and Francois Ozon also including Bruno Podalydes' latest comedy Granny's Funeral and Raymond Depardon's self-portrait Journal de France.

The Art Show - Park Avenue Armory
Through March 10, 2013 - New York

Now celebrating its 25th year, The Art Show, organized by the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) features thoughtfully curated solo, two-person, and thematic exhibitions by 72 of the nation's leading art dealers and galleries.

Artist-in-Residence Weekends: Ayami Aoyama - The Noguchi Museum
Through March 10, 2013 - Long Island City

The Noguchi Museum's Artist-in-Residence Weekends, organized in conjunction with the exhibition Hammer, Chisel, Drill: Noguchi's Studio Practice, continue in March with demonstrations and an artist talk by Ayami Aoyama. Master stone carver and native of Japan, Ms. Aoyama will demonstrate specific techniques for splitting stone as she uses a variety of hand tools to create an original stone sculpture. Ms. Aoyama has collaborated with many contemporary artists! to create stone sculpture, utilizing both advanced technologies and t raditional techniques. She will focus on how traditional Japanese stone-carving techniques, in particular, had a profound influence on the essence of Noguchi's stone sculpture.

Spring Pop-Up Shop - Katherine Hooker
Through March 10, 2013 - New York

A favorite of the Duchess of Cambridge and refined women worldwide, designer Katherine Hooker celebrates her 10th anniversary this year by launching her first collection for men plus expanding her women's line and establishing a bigger presence in New York. Hooker is kicking off the anniversary celebrations with the launch of her Spring 2013 collection of coats, jackets and ready-to-wear only available at a pop-up in New York City. The Soho outpost located on Spring Street will open March 1st. Hooker and her team of expert stylists will be on hand to consult customers on fabric, fit, and style. "It's wonderful to be able to spend time in the States because this is really where I want a lot of growth to be," notes Hooker, who is American by birth but was reared in Britain. "The U.K. is so well set up and it's great to be growing and doing new things and extending the market."

VOLTA NY 2013 - 82MERCER
Through March 10, 2013 - New York

An invitational show of emerging solo artists' projects and the American incarnation of the successful young fair founded in Basel in 2005. With mutual acknowledged VIP access and shared shuttles with The Armory Show.

Best of ADIFF - Symphony Space
Through March 10, 2013 - New York

Some of the best and most popular films presented during the 20th Annual African Diaspora International Film Festival will enjoy another screening during the Best of ADIFF film series to be held at Symphony Space on March 8-10, 2013. Schedule: 3/8, 6pm: One People (Wan Pipel); 3/8, 8pm: Middle of Nowhere; 3/9, 4pm: La Playa D.C.; 3/9, 6pm: Return to Goree; 3/9, 8pm: The Pirogue; 3/10, 6pm: The Pirogue; 3/10, 8pm: La Playa D.C.

Wolfgang Laib - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through March 11, 2013 - Midtown

Wolfgang Laib's Pollen from Hazelnut will inhabit the Museum's Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium, infusing the space with a yellow luminosity. Laib perceives the Marron Atrium as the Museum's inner sanctum, its womb, and has created this work especially for the site. It will be the artist's largest pollen installation to date, measuring approximately 18 x 21 feet. The hazelnut pollen that will be used in MoMA's installation has been collected by Laib from the natural environment around his home and studio, in a small village in southern Germany, since the mid-1990s. Since the mid-1970s, Laib (German, b. 1950) has been producing sculptures and installations marked by a serene presence and a reductive beauty. These works are often made from one or a combination of two materials, accumulated from natural elements -- such as milk, marble, pollen, rice, and beeswax -- which have been selected for their purity and symbolic associations. Forging a singular path for more than 30 years, Laib amplifies the intrinsic materials and processes found in nature. Laib has stated that "pollen is the potential beginning of the life of the plant. It is as simple, as beautiful, and as complex as this. And of course it has so many meanings. I think everybody who lives knows that pollen is important."

Now Dig This - MoMA PS1
Through March 11, 2013 - Long Island City

Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960–1980 chronicles the vital legacy of the African American arts community in Los Angeles, examining a pioneering group of black artists whose work and connections with other artists of varied ethnic backgrounds helped shape the creative output of Southern California. The exhibition presents approximately 140 works by thirty-two artists active during this historical period, exploring the rising strength of the black community in Los Angeles as well as the increasing political, social, and economic power of African Americans across the nation. Several prominent black artists began their careers in the Los Angeles area, including Melvin Edwards, David Hammons, Maren Hassinger, Senga Nengudi, John Outterbridge, Noah Purifoy, and Betye Saar. Their influence, like that of all of the artists in the exhibition, goes beyond their immediate creative circles and the geography of Los Angeles and is critical to a more complete and dynamic understanding of twentieth-century American Art.

Free Baby Play Group - Franciscan Community Center
Through March 12, 2013 - Upper West Side

This free baby class for parents and caregivers meets on Tuesdays from 10am-12pm. It will include toys, music, and relevant topics for discussion. Come out of the cold and make some new friends.

Larry Poons - New Paintings - Danese Gallery
Through March 12, 2013 - New York

In this recent body of work, Poons embraces the chromatic worlds of music and color, creating a visual and emotional environment ripe with gesture, raw energy and improvisation.

August Strindberg's Miss Julie - The Seeing Place @ ATA's Sargent Theater
Through March 12, 2013 - New York

The Seeing Place Theater, known for intensely intimate ensemble work, brings you August Strindberg’s haunting classic about status, sex and servitude. A flirtation between a young woman and her father's servant becomes a dance of power, dreams and violence swirling out of control. Written 125 years ago but deeply resonant today, MISS JULIE is a psycho-sexual drama filled with obsession, ambition and manipulation, and remains August Strindberg's most compelling work.

Star Wars Marathon and Trivia Contest - Fairfield Woods Branch Library
Through March 13, 2013 - Fairfield

Celebrate Auggie's favorite movies: Star Wars. There will be a marathon all six movies one after another for seven week days, and finish up with a trivia contest for prizes, candy and galactic glory.

Grand by Design: A Centennial Celebration of Grand Central Terminal - Grand Central Terminal, Vanderbilt Hall
Through March 15, 2013 - Midtown East

This dramatic multimedia installation focuses on Grand Central Terminal's century-long lifespan and reveals how the iconic building, on the verge of changing the way New Yorkers travel over the next decade, shaped modern New York and determines its future. Presented by the New York Transit Museum.

Greetings From Paradise - Fischbach Gallery
Through March 15, 2013 - New York

Including recent works by: Timothy Arzt, Alice Dalton Brown, Tom Cordell, Daisy Craddock, Christopher Evans, Fredericka Foster, Patrick Gordon, John Laub, Anita Mazzucca, Emma Tapley, Alexandra Tyng, Jeffrey Vaughn, and James Winn.

Youth Art Showcase - Mills Pond House
Through March 15, 2013 - St. James

The Smithtown Township Arts Council’s Annual Youth Art Showcase opens February 16 at the Mills Pond House Gallery. Highlighting the creativity of young people in Suffolk County, the exhibit includes artwork created by more than 250 students who have used art to express themselves in a wide variety of creative and exciting ways. Gallery visitors will be treated to an eclectic glimpse into the lives these young community members who created their work in a wide variety of media including charcoal, mixed media sculpture, acrylic, graphite, watercolor, ink, digital photography, oil, and ceramic and photography. The exhibit continues through March 15. Public audiences are invited to attend an opening reception Saturday, February 18 from 2-4 pm to view the artwork and meet the exhibiting artists. Admission to the gallery is free. Regular Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 10 am-5 pm, and Saturday-Sunday, 12 pm-4 pm. Closed Feb 18. The Gallery is located at 660 Route 25A, St. James, NY. Parking off Mills Pond Road (directly across from 199 Mills Pond Road). Call 631-862-6575 or visit www.stacarts.org This year’s participating school districts include: Amityville, Bay Shore, Brentwood, Huntington, Kings Park, Lindenhurst, Longwood, Middle Country, Mount Sinai, North Babylon, Northport-East Northport, Patchogue-Medford, Rocky Point, Sachem, Sayville, Smithtown, Three Village, William Floyd

Grand by Design: A Centennial Celebration of Grand Central Terminal - Grand Central Terminal
Through March 15, 2013 - New York

A dramatic, multi-media installation on Grand Central's century-long lifespan will be the centerpiece of the Centennial celebration revealing how the iconic building, on the verge of changing the way New Yorkers travel over the next decade, shaped modern New York and determines its future. Presented by New York Transit Museum.

Annual Holiday Exhibit - 'It Takes A Village' - Yorktown Museum
Through March 16, 2013 - Yorktown Heights

The museum's annual holiday exhibit takes you on a stroll down memory lane through miniature rural towns, farms, and village shops sprinkled with antique toys and foreign dolls. A French lithographed dollhouse, 1950's diner, and New England fishing hamlet are just some of the buildings that will be on display. On view through March 16, 2013.

Herb Alpert & Lani Hall - Cafe Carlyle
Through March 16, 2013 - New York

Herb Alpert and Lani Hall are back at the Cafe Carlyle by popular demand with a show featuring songs from their upcoming album, "Steppin Out." The program will include a jazz set and songbook favorites like "Puttin' on the Ritz," "And the Angels Sing," "Up on the Roof," "Anything Goes," "Moondance," "La Vie en Rose" and a nostalgic Tijuana Brass medley. Photo: Andreas Neumann.

Doug Aitken - 303 Gallery
Through March 16, 2013 - New York

Doug Aitken was born in California in 1968. He lives and works in Los Angeles and New York. His work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions around the world, in such institutions as the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, Vienna Secession, Serpentine Gallery in London and Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. This exhibition is Aitken's 7th solo show with 303 Gallery.

Shinque Smith - Bold as Love - James Cohan Gallery
Through March 16, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of new works, and the artist's debut exhibition at the gallery.

Julio Larraz - Marlborough New York
Through March 16, 2013 - New York

Larraz's fourth exhibition in New York since joining the gallery in 2000, with approximately 24 large paintings on canvas and 4 watercolors and pastels on paper.

L.C. Armstrong / Central Park Paintings - Marlborough New York
Through March 16, 2013 - New York

Comprised of approximately 12 paintings executed in Armstrong's signature technique of vibrant acrylic paint layered with a thick coat of resin on linen on panel, the exhibition features fantastical landscapes that explore the surprises and whimsies of New York's Central Park.

Marilyn Maye - 54 Below
Through March 16, 2013 - New York

Johnny Carson called her "Super Singer" and presented her on his The Tonight Show a record-breaking 76 times! Stephen Holden of The New York Times calls her "the embodiment and summation of a brash, sock-it-to-'em nightclub tradition that runs from Garland through Bette Midler, and with jazz added." Rex Reed of The New York Observer calls her "the real deal, the surviving artist of the American popular singer." Infusing the rhythm and syncopation of the legendary jazz greats with the power and brashness of a Broadway belter, this legendary vocalist's MAYE-den Voyage at 54 Below will feature a program of jazz and Broadway standards not to be missed. When Ella Fitzgerald was asked to name her favorite singers, she named Sarah Vaughan, Carmen McRae and "marvelous Marilyn Maye," who brings her new show MAYE-den Voyage to 54 Below for ten performances only.

Christian Vincent: Ear to the Ground - Mike Weiss Gallery
Through March 16, 2013 - New York

A new series of paintings by the Los Angeles-based artist. Ranging in size from an intimate 24" x 20" to an impressive 80" x 115", the series envelops viewers with an insidiously magnetic psychological power.

Stanley Boxer - Spanierman Modern
Through March 16, 2013 - New York

Featuring works by the abstract painter (1926-2000).

Rafael Ferrer - Calor - Adam Baumgold Gallery
Through March 16, 2013 - New York

The exhibition features paintings, drawings, works on paper, and sculpture from the last four decades based on theme of Calor (Heat). Tropical imagery of maps, islands, local characters, and palm trees references the artist's life in the Dominican Republic and his native Puerto Rico, and his vivid memories of these places.

Tam Van Tran - Leaves of Ore - Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe
Through March 16, 2013 - New York

Tran is a multimedia artist known specifically for his sculptural paintings, ceramic objects and installations. The artist uses a mixture of natural materials such as chlorophyll, saffron and beet juice combined with clay, staples, paint and paper on canvas to create his signature three-dimentional wall paintings and sculptures.

American Renaissance Art - Anita Shapolsky Gallery
Through March 16, 2013 - New York

Featuring abstract works by James Dinerstein, Amaranth Ehrenhalt, William Manning, Joe Overstreet, Nancy Steinson, and Alison Weld.

Robin Rhode - Paries Pictus - Lehmann Maupin
Through March 16, 2013 - New York

The artist has taken over both Lehmann Maupin New York galleries to present a two-part exhibition featuring a new series of street-based photographs and an educational wall drawing intervention with Time In, a local outreach program specializing in arts education for underprivileged school children.

Walt Kuhn: American Modern - DC Moore Gallery
Through March 16, 2013 - New York

Timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the landmark 1913 Armory Show, of which Kuhn was a principal organizer, this commemorative exhibition celebrates the bold simplicity and psychological intensity of his modernist paintings of showgirls and circus performers.

Despina Stokou - Derek Eller Gallery
Through March 16, 2013 - New York

Retuning Reality - Lyons Wier Gallery
Through March 16, 2013 - New York

Group exhibition featuring six artists from across North America who share the common interest of 'tweaking' reality. The featured artists are painters Alex Bierk, Stephanie Buer, Kevin Peterson and Jeff Ramirez, sculptor Richard Haden and mixed media artist Jason A. Maas.

4 Kids' Acting Classes - The Secret Theatre
Through March 16, 2013 - Long Island City

Parents interested in acting for their children can turn their tiny turnip into a scintillating thespian. Children learn diction, poise, and creativity, all aspects used in acting, as well as everyday life. This program, which runs over 4 weekends, on Feb 23, March 2,9,and 16, gives children a sample of the full-length classes, which includes monologues, scenework, improv, and character development.

Richard Bloes : Reading Chair for Don Quixote - Feature Inc
Through March 16, 2013 - New York

Work by the "low-tech video installation" artist.

Ragnar Kjartansson - The Visitors - Luhring Augustine
Through March 16, 2013 - New York

This show marks the New York debut of the Icelandic artist's most recent project, The Visitors, a nine-channel video installation based on a musical performance staged in upstate New York at Rokeby Farm.

Elizabeth Featherstone Hoff - Received Images - Viridian Artists
Through March 16, 2013 - New York

Modernizing America: Artists of the Armory Show - Heckscher Museum of Art
Through March 17, 2013 - Huntington

In 1913, the American public was introduced to avant-garde European art styles at the International Exhibition of Modern Art, held at the Lexington Avenue Armory and known as the Armory Show. The Armory Show created a sensation; the controversial and radical art displayed there proved to be a watershed in the development of 20th-century American art. Modernizing America: Artists of the Armory Show focuses on American artists who participated in the Armory Show and explores the impact of European Modernism on American art in the early years of the 20th century. Through March 17, 2013.

Pit - Theater for the New City
Through March 17, 2013 - New York

Pit plays for sixteen performances on the following schedule: Tuesday-Saturday at 8pm; Saturday, July 28 at 3pm and Sundays at 3pm. In Pit, the residents of a Welsh mining village are pushed to the brink as the Iron Lady tightens her grip on Britain. The play explores how these people cope with adversity and the lengths to which they will go to survive as the miner's strike of 1984 brings out the best and the worst of this tight-knit community. Long View Theater Company presents Pit, a new play by Melisa Annis. Jeff Woodbridge directs a cast of eight including Patrick Eichner, Samantha Jones*, Kurt Kelly*, Jake Levitt, Molly Lovell, Sarah Matteucci, Ted McGuinness, and Michael Mraz. Pit will run at the Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue (bet. 9th and 10th Streets), New York City 10003 for sixteen performances, February 28-March 17, 2013. *Member, Actors’ Equity Association. AEA Showcase. Pit is produced by Long View Theater Company. Set Designer: Maria Plavsic; Lighting Designer: Kia Rogers; Costume designer: Deanna Frieman; Sound Designer: Josh Millican; Stage Manager: Alicia Thompson; Assistant Stage Manager/Props: Jenny Santos; Publicist: Paul Siebold, Off Off PR. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased by visiting smarttix.com. The run time for Pit is approximately 2 hour with one intermission. Melisa Annis (playwright) Always a keen writer from a young age, it took Melisa a move to New York to find her voice and write about ‘what she knew’ which was Wales. Melisa was recently awarded the Rockwell Scholarship by Primary Stages to continue working within their mentoring system for writers. With the incredible support of ESPA/Primary Stages, Winter Miller, Jeff Woodbridge and of course Longview Theater Pit, the story of often forgotten communities in South Wales, is becoming an exciting reality on the stage in New York City. Jeff Woodbridge (director) NYC Theatre: And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little (Long View Theater Co.); Spring Tides (Boomerang Theatre Co.); Stripper Lesbians, On Top (Rising Sun Performance Co.); Regional Theatre: Recent Tragic Events, The Masters (Unbalancing Act); Tuna and Tea (FourPlay); Riches (In the Moment Theatre); A Story of the Unspoken, Independence (Freehold Theatre). Longview Theater Company believes in honestly portraying the human condition with compassion and humor. We want to inspire audiences and give voice to original points of view. We believe theater can provoke thoughtful discussion by portraying the powerful movements, harsh situations, and myriad of inter-connections that end up defining people’s lives. Through this portrayal, we gain understanding of ourselves and our own stories. Long View's inaugural production of And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little by Paul Zindel was hailed by critics as “A near-perfect production,” “A gem, every facet gleaming in a perfect setting.” and “A moving evening of theater.” Pit is their second production.

Black History StoryWalk: 'Molly, By Golly! The Legend of Molly Williams? - White Plains Public Library
Through March 17, 2013 - White Plains

Along this StoryWalk, kids in grades 1-6 and their families will learn about Molly Williams, an African American cook for NYC's Fire Company 11 in 1818, who is thought to be America's first female firefighter. The StoryWalk is based on the book entitled, ?Molly, by Golly! The Legend of Molly Williams, America's First Female Firefighter," written by Dianne Ochiltree and illustrated by Kathleen Kemly. The StoryWalk opens Sunday, February 17 at 1pm, and continues through Sunday, March 17.

Matisse: In Search of True Painting - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through March 17, 2013 - New York

Henri Matisse (1869-1954) was one of the most acclaimed artists working in France during the first half of the twentieth century. The critic Clement Greenberg, writing in The Nation in 1949, called him a "self-assured master who can no more help painting well than breathing." Unbeknownst to many, painting had rarely come easily to Matisse. Throughout his career, he questioned, repainted, and reevaluated his work. He used his completed canvases as tools, repeating compositions in order to compare effects, gauge his progress, and, as he put it, "push further and deeper into true painting." While this manner of working with pairs, trios, and series is certainly not unique to Matisse, his need to progress methodically from one painting to the next is striking. Matisse: In Search of True Painting presents this particular aspect of Matisse's painting process by showcasing forty-nine vibrantly colored canvases. For Matisse, the process of creation was not simply a means to an end but a dimension of his art that was as important as the finished canvas.

The Allman Brothers Band - Beacon Theatre
Through March 17, 2013 - New York

The Allman Brothers Band plays a string of 10 shows.

The Wizard of Oz - Bay Terrace Jewish Center
Through March 17, 2013 - Bayside

See why Dorothy says no place like home. Enjoy this family-friendly classic, featuring Dorothy, Toto and all their friends, and a company of over 40 performing one of the most memorable productions and singing such well known songs as Over the Rainbow and Follow the Yellow Brick Road.

Jason Karolak - McKenzie Fine Art
Through March 17, 2013 - New York

Works by the Brooklyn-based painter.

The Seeing Place Theater Presents Sam Shephard's A Lie of the Mind - the Seeing Place@ ATA's Sargent Theater
Through March 17, 2013 - New York

The Seeing Place Theater, known for intensely intimate ensemble work, brings you Sam Shepard's wacky "little legend about love." Story: What drives us hurt the people we love? And what stories do we tell ourselves to make it okay? In Shepard's darkly-comedic masterpiece, two estranged families are linked by a marriage both would rather forget - until a violent dispute forces them back together. Part myth, part life, part love story, this is a tale about growing up in the shadow of the American dream, about how our past generations shape our present lives, and about breaking out of the molds we inherit to find our way home. Winner of the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play in 1986, A Lie of the Mind probes the complex workings of the human heart and our ability to reconcile reality with illusion. Performance Dates: March 1-17, 2013 Schedule: Wed-Sat 7pm Sat & Sun 2pm Running Time: 3 hours, including two short intermissions totaling 15 minutes. Online Ticketing: http://www.smarttix.com/show.aspx?showcode=lie1E2 Box Office Phone: SmartTix/Ticketing: 212-868-4444 On-Site Box Office: 917-397-0978

'Grug' - New 42nd Street Studios
Through March 17, 2013 - Times Square

Hamish, Jude, and Lucas tell the audience all about it in this charm-filled puppet performance by Australia's Windmill Theatre. Join the huggable haystack with a knack for problem solving as he turns a cramped burrow into a cozy home, finds food to quiet his grumbling tummy and tends his growing garden—even planting enough cabbages to feed a sneaky, snacking snail. Then: Yay! A parcel arrives! And another and another and another, and with each box, a new surprise. A tricked out set with delightful doohickies and theatrical thingamabobs makes flowers bloom and veggies grow. Based on the much loved picture book character created by Ted Prior, this fun, inventive show gives everyone a chance to get up, boogie down and party Grug-style.

Flirtation - Marvell Rep at TBG Theatre
Through March 17, 2013 - New York

Marvell Rep, 2012 Drama Desk Award nominee, stages Arthur Schnitzler's rarely seen masterpiece/ Fritz, a dashing young Viennese officer with only pursuits of love to occupy his days, obsesses about the married woman with whom he has been having an affair. But in this beguiling romantic drama, it is Christine, the lovely and innocent milliner who has fallen passionately in love with Fritz, who refuses to play the game of love according to the rules of the time. Please visit the website, marvellrep.com, for specific performance times and to purchase tickets.

The Ugly Duckling - Marvell Rep at TBG Theatre
Through March 17, 2013 - New York

A.A. Milne's The Ugly Duckling is a hilarious comedy about a King and Queen who have a hard time marrying off their plain daughter, Princess Camilla. Arrangements have been made for her to marry the mysterious Prince Simon, and the King and Queen decide to replace their daughter with her maid, the beautiful but unintelligent Dulcibella, until the wedding. Will the Princess find her happily ever after? Or will she spend the rest of her life as The Ugly Duckling? Marvell Rep's production of A.A. Milne's classic play is fun for the entire family, and is sure to have you laughing from start to finish. Please visit the website, marvellrep.com. for specific performance times and to purchase tickets.

Balazs Kicsiny: The Checkered Doubt - Rooster Gallery
Through March 17, 2013 - New York

Balazs Kicsiny's (b.1958, Hungary) paintings, photos and videos on display at Rooster Gallery have a common motif: their black-and-white checkered pattern, which originates from an English 16th-century sarcophagus in Westminster Abbey, London. This tomb, instead of representing the deceased in a figurative way, is nothing more than an abstract stone coffin.

Rise and Fall of a Teenage Cyberqueen - Access Theater
Through March 17, 2013 - New York

What happens in cyberspace does not stay in cyberspace... In the Rise and Fall of a Teenage Cyberqueen, everyone in a small town is searching for something online. Love. Sex. Popularity. What they don't realize is the internet is a masquerade. Video cams play tricks with your eyes. Online chat rooms strip away anonymity. Self-deception is disguised as the truth. Inevitably, cyberspace exacts a price when people are no longer able to hide. Challenging and thought-provoking, Rise and Fall of a Teenage Cyberqueen takes a provocative, unflinching look at the internet and the impact of the image we project online. Exploring the dangers of cyberspace, this compelling play unravels the intertwining lives of a family, exposing their lies and tracking their downward spiral while shedding a light of compassion and wisdom.

Rise and Fall of a Teenage Cyberqueen - Access Theater
Through March 17, 2013 - New York

What happens in cyberspace does not stay in cyberspace... In the Rise and Fall of a Teenage Cyberqueen, everyone in a small town is searching for something online. Love. Sex. Popularity. What they don't realize is the internet is a masquerade. Video cams play tricks with your eyes. Online chat rooms strip away anonymity. Self-deception is disguised as the truth. Inevitably, cyberspace exacts a price when people are no longer able to hide. Challenging and thought-provoking, Rise and Fall of a Teenage Cyberqueen takes a provocative, unflinching look at the internet and the impact of the image we project online. Exploring the dangers of cyberspace, this compelling play unravels the intertwining lives of a family, exposing their lies and tracking their downward spiral while shedding a light of compassion and wisdom.

Japanese Restaurant Week - Various locations
Through March 18, 2013 - New York

This year's is the regional cuisines of Japan and many of the participating restaurants will be serving "ekiben" bento boxes that include local Japanese dishes. Participating Japanese restaurants: Aburiya Kinnosuke, Aki on West 4th, Blue Ribbon Sushi, Cha-An, CURRY-YA, Donguri, Greenwich Grill, Go Go Curry, Hakata Tonton, Hakubai / Kitano Hotel, Hasaki, Hatsuhana, High-Collar, Kubo-chan Ramen, Kyotofu, Marumi, Megu Midtown, Misoya, Ootoya, Rai Rai Ken, Restaurant Nippon, Robataya, Ronin, Sakagura, Sake Bar Decibel, Shimizu, Soba Koh, Soba-ya, Sunrise Mart, Sushi Ann, Sushi Azabu, Sushiden Madison Ave., Sushiden 6th Ave., Tori Shin and Wasan. Additional details on the menu items and pricing available at japanweek.us.

40th annual juried Student Show - Stamford Art Association
Through March 21, 2013 - Stamford

Fourteen Fairfield County high schools will have junior and seniors present multimedia work that has been selected by art teachers. The opening reception is Sunday, March 3, 4-6pm.

Art that will Make You Marvel - Agora Gallery
Through March 22, 2013 - New York

Agora Gallery, NYC is delighted to present two exhibitions that contain the joy and zest of spring, giving viewers a feeling of optimism, energy and hope. In Sensorial Perspectives viewers can appreciate the elegant, intricate approach that leads to works that are both engaging and visually stunning. Careful observation grounds every piece, demonstrating the power that a real connection to the world and its mysteries has in the creative process, but each artist brings their own unique perspective and magic to their work, with dazzling consequences. The Essence of Abstraction provides a feast for the eyes, presenting the work of artists who allow their glowing inner conviction and inspiring sense of reality and its fully dynamic nature to spill out into their works, animating and enlivening each piece. The result is art that stirs the imagination and touches the heart. The exhibitions open on March 2, 2013 and continue until March 22, 2013, with an opening reception on the evening of Thursday, March 14, at 6-8 pm. Art lovers are enthusiastically encouraged to attend and meet some of the talented artists who created the memorable and moving works on display. Exhibition Dates: March 2, 2013 – March 22, 2013 Reception: Thursday, March 14, 2013, 6-8 pm 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/collectivecatalog/Collective_3_2_2013.aspx Featured Artists: Sensorial Perspectives Stefano Bertolucci | Karel de Beer | Peter F. Carr | Leon Holmes | Nicole Kallenberg | Monique Robert | Parvaneh Roudgar | Kaycee Lynne | Sandy Tippett | Karin van Peski | Steffie Wallace The Essence of Abstraction Ellen Addison | Lawrence R. Armstrong | Baron Basuning | Christina del Valle | Mike Elliott | Mauro Filigheddu | Stewart Forrest | Rachel Forte | Bogdan Gor Gorczyca | Leticia Herrera | Carlos Hidalgo ("Expression Caribena") | Meaghan Fennessy Keeley | Ann Manie | Teri McCans | Jennifer Morrison | Avaz Mutall | Carina Perello | Fahim Somani | Gabriele Stewart | David W. Whitfield | Tracy Winston

The Female Form in Sculpture - James Graham & Sons
Through March 22, 2013 - New York

Featuring works by Allan Clark, Oronzio Maldarelli, and others.

Norman Bluhm - James Graham & Sons
Through March 22, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of works by the American Abstract Expressionist painter.

Harmony Korine Retrospective - Museum of the Moving Image
Through March 22, 2013 - Astoria

Director, screenwriter, and artist Harmony Korine has developed an aesthetic as unique and bracing as any that launched in the heyday of 1990s American independent film. Korine made his name as the screenwriter of the nihilistic-teen movie Kids, but came into his own as a director with the 1997 feature debut, Gummo. From March 8 through 22, 2013, Museum of the Moving Image will present a retrospective of all of Korine's five feature films to date, including his latest, Spring Breakers—a triumph at both the Toronto and Venice film festivals. Harmony Korine will appear in person with the Museum's preview screening of Spring Breakers on Tuesday, March 12, at 7pm, participating in a conversation moderated by Chief Curator David Schwartz after the film. Korine's latest is a high-concept pulp-fest featuring Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson, and Rachel Korine as co-eds who perform a catalogue of illegal and incendiary activities in order to get out of their boring small town for spring break. Also starring James Franco, the film opens theatrically in New York and Los Angeles on March 15 (nationwide on March 22), released by A24 Films. In addition to Spring Breakers (2013) and Gummo (1997), the Museum retrospective includes Mister Lonely (2007), Korine's largest production to date and which features art cinema luminaries Diego Luna, Werner Herzog, Denis Lavant, and Samantha Morton cast as celebrity impersonators; the critically acclaimed Julien Donkey-boy (1999); and the cult hit Trash Humpers (2009), which film critic J. Hoberman called a "gloriously desultory slap in the face of public taste." Together, these films reveal the eccentricities as well as the depth of one of the most compellingly divisive directors working today.

Hope Gangloff - Susan Inglett Gallery
Through March 23, 2013 - New York

New paintings by Hope Gangloff in her fifth solo exhibition at the gallery.

Weekly Food Waste Drop-Off - Queens Library at Sunnyside
Through March 23, 2013 - Sunnyside

Families can bring their food scraps (fruit and vegetable scraps; coffee grounds, including paper filter; tea bags; egg and nut shells; bread and pasta with no toppings) to the weekly food waste drop-off outside Queens Library at Sunnyside, Saturdays through March 23. The Western Queens Compost Initiative will turn them into nutrient-rich compost. No meat, dairy, bones, or oily foods, please.

R&R @ the JCC - The JCC In Manhattan
Through March 23, 2013 - Upper West Side

R&R Saturdays are free at the JCC. Make your Shabbat afternoon special and share in your community. Workshops, art, yoga, meditation, food, music, study sessions, film, creative art projects, spa experiences, and both indoor and outdoor play. There are programs for both children and adults. All are welcome.

Alan Uglow - David Zwirner
Through March 23, 2013 - New York

Alighiero Boetti - La Forza del Centro - Gladstone Gallery
Through March 23, 2013 - New York

Throughout his career, Boetti exhibited a keen fascination with language and the alphabet, and this show will highlight this interest by presenting an extensive collection of his Arazzi works, which meld aesthetic and linguistic elements to create a formal union between images and the written word. This exhibition will be the first to display nearly every type of Boetti's Arazzi grandi, as well as a number of smaller Arazzi, and will mark the first time that the majority of these works will be on view to the public.

Jim Dine - Pace Gallery
Through March 23, 2013 - New York

Daring new paintings by Jim Dine, featuring large-scale works that verge on pure abstraction, with palettes that range from vivid to grisaille.

Thomas Nozkowski - Pace Gallery
Through March 23, 2013 - New York

New abstract paintings by Thomas Nozkwoski.

Liu Wei - Lehmann Maupin
Through March 23, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of work by the conceptual artist known for video, installation, drawing, sculpture, and painting. Three large-scale assemblages constructed from salvaged demolition debris, a continuation of Wei's Merely a Mistake series begun in 2009, will be the centerpieces of the installation in the main gallery space.

Christine Hartman/ Nicole Maynard-Sahar - Bowery Gallery
Through March 23, 2013 - New York

Joel Shapiro: Sculpture and Drawings 1969-1972 - Craig F. Starr Gallery
Through March 23, 2013 - New York

Works on Paper - Eleanor Ettinger Gallery
Through March 23, 2013 - New York

Featuring Alice Neel and Norman Rockwell.

Jessica Bartlet - Backyard Wilderness - First Street Gallery
Through March 23, 2013 - New York

Bartlet's debut solo show at First Street Gallery gives us an energetic and vivid glimpse into how she experiences and cherishes wilderness by simply looking into her backyard.

Anthony McCall - Face to Face - Sean Kelly Gallery
Through March 23, 2013 - New York

Presenting two large-scale installations by the artist: the eponymously titled light-based work from 2013, in gallery one, and Circulation Figures, the recently presented historical work from 1972, in gallery three. This exhibition marks the New York debut of both pieces.

James White - The Black Mirror - Sean Kelly Gallery
Through March 23, 2013 - New York

This exhibition of new paintings by the London-based artist features a selection of White's haunting monochromatic paintings of the banal detritus of daily life, reimagining the still-life tradition through the lens of a contemporary Pop sensibility.

Everyday America: Photographs from the Berman Collection - Steven Kasher Gallery
Through March 23, 2013 - New York

Concrete Illusions: Public & Private Spaces in Puerto Rico - Clemente Soto Velez
Through March 23, 2013 - New York

Jose Hernadez Castrodad Collection and the Clemente Soto Velz Cultural and Educational Center cordially invite to view a cross-section of Puerto Rican contemporary art from the highly regarded José Hernandez Castrodad Collection. Hernández Castrodad, a collector and an advocate for contemporary artists in Puerto Rico, exhibits part of his collection for the first time in New York City. The exhibit presents provocative works from twenty renowned and emerging Puerto Rican artists with a focus on urban Caribbean space(s), both intimate and public. The selected works explore these spaces from multiple stances, the physical, personal, psychological and sociological. The show examines a range of issues from negligence in urban planning and the resultant overcrowding to individual and collective transformation in the Caribbean. Some of the many buzzed about exhibiting artists include, Jesús "Bubu" Negrón, Sofía Maldonado, Karlo Andrei Ibarra and Josué Pellot. Exhibiting artists: Aby Ruiz Carlos Marcial Edgardo Larregui EXOR Diego Romero Garvin Sierra Jesus "Bubu" Negron José Quique Rivera Josué Pellot Karlo Andrei Ibarra Michael Linares Michelle Gratacos Norma Vila Rivero Omar Velázquez Omar Torres Radames Juni Figueroa Raquel Quijano Rogelio Báez Sebastian Vallejo Sofía Maldonado Quintín Rivera Toro

Harkness Dance Festival - 92nd Street Y
Through March 24, 2013 - New York

A five-week performance festival featuring the finest in innovative dance. This season's Harkness Dance Festival takes you deep inside the creative process in its innovative Stripped/Dressed series, curated by Doug Varone. The five festival artists, each with widely differing approaches to choreography, demystify the process. First, the artists discuss their inspiration -- showing excerpts and talking with collaborators - -all in an informal, stripped setting, with no lights or costumes. In the second part of the evening the artists present the same work entirely dressed in its completed theatrical form.

Mirrored Images: Realism in the 19th and 20th Centuries - Heckscher Museum of Art
Through March 24, 2013 - Huntington

Throughout the history of art, artists have turned to the observed world as a source of inspiration. This exhibition, drawn entirely from the Museum's Permanent Collection, explores the various realist movements of the 19th and 20th centuries, beginning with the mid-19th century Barbizon movement in France and the concurrent Hudson River School in America, and progressing through later 19th-century realism and 20th-century movements, such as the Ashcan School, American Scene painting, Magic Realism, Photorealism, and East End (Long Island) realism. December 8, 2012-March 24, 2013.

Colleen Browning: The Early Works - Bellarmine Museum of Art
Through March 24, 2013 - Fairfield

Artist Colleen Browning (1918-2003), a National Academician, played a significant role in America's contemporary realist movement in the years after 1950. Fairfield University rediscovers and celebrates the career of this Anglo-American Realist painter. January 24-March 24, 2013.

Colleen Browning: A Brush with Magic - Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery
Through March 24, 2013 - Fairfield

Artist Colleen Browning (1918-2003), a National Academician, played a significant role in America's contemporary realist movement in the years after 1950. Fairfield University rediscovers and celebrates the career of this Anglo-American Realist painter. The Thomas J. Walsh Gallery offers a selection of compelling oil paintings created in the years after 1960. January 24-March 24, 2013.

'The Prince and the Magic Flute' - Puppetworks
Through March 24, 2013 - Park Slope

Puppets present the melodramatic tale of a Prince who asks the Queen of the Night to remove the lock on the bird catcher's mouth. (You have to be there...)

Salsa Sundays - Gagliardi Studio & Gallery
Through March 24, 2013 - Nyack

The dance studio hosts a weekly introduction to Salsa with music and dance. There will be an informal beginners Afro-Cuban style salsa lesson and participants are welcome to bring their own refreshments. If there are no children in attendance, the studio will host a full 1 1/2 hour class for a fee of $20. Pre-registration is suggested.

Frozen Lakes - Artists Space
Through March 24, 2013 - New York

Frozen Lakes features artists born after the 1977 exhibition Pictures at Artists Space.

Public Art Installation: "Organic Abstracts" by Dianne Smith - Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
Through March 24, 2013 - Bronx

"Organic Abstracts" consists of two large-scale, outdoor sculptures by Bronx-born artist Dianne Smith. The installation showcases her minimalist approach to large, abstract works made from repurposed materials that are incorporated into the landscape.

Exhibit: Happiness A Visual Poem - Queens Museum of Art
Through March 24, 2013 - Flushing

Peace visonary Sri Chinmony believes "Wherever you go, take happiness with you." Celebrate the first UN International Day of Happiness (March 20, 2013), recognizing happiness as a fundamental human goal. This exhibit, sponsored by The United Nations Staff Recreation Council, combines the poetry of peace visionary, Sri Chinmoy, with vivid photographic images, the viewer is invited to participate in an interactive experience of the heart. The program includes a panel discussion, selected film screenings, children's events and participatory opportunities, including work from the Kingdom of Bhutan, sponsor of the UN General Assembly Resolution, Happiness: Towards a holistic approach to development. The program runs from March 3-24. The exhibit will also The exhibit will also include a panel discussion, selected film screenings, children's events and participatory opportunities. © 2013 QUEENS MUSEUM OF ART | New York City Building | Flushing Meadows Corona Park | Queens, NY 11368 | (718) 592-9700 | [email protected] site: deSIGN EVOLution

New York International Children's Film Festival -
Through March 24, 2013 - NY

Come check out a brand new slate of intelligent, passionate and provocative cinematic works for ages 3-18! NYICFF 2013 is packed with over 100 animated, live action and experimental shorts and features from around the world plus gala premieres, special events, filmmaker Q&As, filmmaking camps, audience voting, and the NYICFF Awards Ceremony. Get your tickets now!

2013 New York International Children's Film Festival - Various theaters
Through March 24, 2013 - Manhattan

The 16th annual New York International Children's Film Festival will present more than 100 children's films and shorts at seven theaters in Manhattan this March, including the Asia Society and Museum, DGA Theater, Elinor Bunim Munroe Film Center, French Institute Alliance Française, IFC Center, Scholastic Theater, SVA Theatre. NYICFF is the largest event of its kind in North America, presenting premieres of animated and live-action feature films and shorts from around the world. The festival also includes kid-friendly opening and closing galas, filmmaker Q&As, and filmmaking workshops.

The Place of Provenance - Rubin Museum of Art
Through March 25, 2013 - New York

The fourth in a series of exhibitions curated by the renowned Tibetan scholar David Jackson, The Place of Provenance: Regional Styles in Tibetan Paintingexplores the four distinctive provincial artistic styles of Tibet as well as those of Bhutan, Mongolia, and Qing-dynasty China. Jackson debunks the common Western belief that a single style dominated the majority of these provinces in recent centuries.

'Balancing Acts' - Able Fine Art NY Gallery
Through March 26, 2013 - New York

Able Fine Art Gallery is proud to present the solo exhibition showcasing the exceptional work Cecily Kahn. Cecily Kahn, a native New York abstract painter, creates works distinct in their rich exploration of color, line, and form. She explores her surface with different thicknesses of paint and impasto that form layers and shapes that are in opposition and harmony with each other. Her adventurous approach to application of paint and color allows her paintings to speak with an expressive language and encourage the viewer to undertake a dynamic experience into the unconscious.

'The Mind's Journey' - Able Fine Art NY Gallery
Through March 26, 2013 - New York

Able Fine Art Gallery is proud to present the solo exhibition showcasing the exceptional work Miyeun Yi .As a Korean contemporary artist, Miyeun Yi builds a similar symbolic dialogue created from a range of mediums: torn and crumbled paper, paste, and paint on canvas. The empty space of her canvases develops rich character and meaning from deliberate creations as well as imperfections and mistakes. Yi’s work is a reflection of the progression and journey that takes place as she builds relationships of color and form in the layers of her work. Eventually her pieces culminate in harmonious final products.

Howard Wise Gallery: Exploring the New - Moeller Fine Art Ltd.
Through March 27, 2013 - New York

This tribute exhibition will include paintings, sculpture and multi-media works by artists supported by the American gallerist Howard Wise.

50/50: Celebrating Fifty Years of the Hofstra University Museum - Hofstra University Museum
Through March 28, 2013 - Hempstead

This anniversary exhibition highlights the breadth and depth of the collection through just 50 of the 605 acquisitions donated since 2006. The featured works include paintings, prints, photographs and drawings by 20th and 21st century American, Latino and European artists such as Luis Cruz Azaceta, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Stanley Brodsky, Lucien Clergue, Yonia Fain, April Gornick, Robert Kipniss, Howardena Pindell, Robert Rauschenberg, Donald Resnick, Alison Saar, W. Eugene Smith and Stanley Twardowicz, among others. Additionally, the exhibition includes Pre-Columbian figures and vessels as well as early to mid 20th-century African masks.

50/50 The Great Art Caper - Hofstra University Museum - Emily Lowe Gallery
Through March 28, 2013 - Hempstead

Pick up Great Art Caper materials while in the Emily Lowe Gallery to enjoy self-guided super-sleuthing. Search for hidden clues in the works in the exhibit 50/50:Celebrating Fifty Years of the Hofstra University Museum and use the clues to complete a message. This program runs through March 28.

Building a Bunny Hutch (Chocolate or Gingerbread) - Riesterer's Bakery
Through March 28, 2013 - West Hempstead

Sign up for classes to learn how to build a bunny hutch in chocolate or gingerbread. It's a great party for children and adults. Enjoy soda, treats and take home your own creation. See how they make some of Long Island's largest variety of Easter bunnies- up to 3 feet tall. It's a chocoholics dream. Call for exact days. Classes run through March 28.

THE PIETASTERS & BIG D and the KIDS TABLE - Highllne Ballroom
Through March 29, 2013 - New York

Traveling the miles along a star-kissed path, the first break came early for D.C.'s ska darlings, when they landed a 1992 tour opening for ska originals, Bad Manners. In 1997, Rancid's Tim Armstrong signed them to Hellcat/Epitaph where they recorded two albums with producer Brett Gurewitz (Bad Religion): the genre-defining Willis (SPIN Magazine called it "An equal opportunity dancehall crasher — part '60s keg rock, part 2Tone and part Motown") and Awesome Mix Tape #6 (CMJ noted it for "lacing a Stax shout-out feel with Caribbean rhythms").

Marcel Duchamp's Nude Descending a Staircase: An Homage - Francis M. Naumann Fine Art
Through March 29, 2013 - New York

Included in the homage exhibition will be a number of important historical items relating directly to Duchamp's Nude, such as several examples of the pochoir (stencil-colored reproduction) he made of the painting in 1937. A number of artists have also agreed to create new works relating to Duchamp's work.

Take Old Road New Way - Gallery Korea of the Korean Cultural Service NY
Through March 29, 2013 - New York

Eight contemporary artists' rendering of traditional Korean values, materials, and techniques through modern approach and personal interpretation.

Pajama Program - Office of the Superintendent - Bridgeport Public Schools
Through March 30, 2013 - Bridgeport

Help a child stay warm and cozy by donating new pajamas and/or a book. Pajama Program is a 501(3)c not-for-profit organization providing new pajamas and books to children many of whom are waiting to be adopted.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof on Broadway - RICHARD RODGERS THEATRE
Through March 30, 2013 - New York

Tony Award® winner Scarlett Johansson (A View From the Bridge, “Lost in Translation”) returns to Broadway as “Maggie the Cat” in Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Ciarán Hinds (“Political Animals,” There Will Be Blood), Benjamin Walker (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) and Tony and Emmy® winner Debra Monk (Curtains, “Damages”) co-star in Williams’ classic story about a wealthy Southern family and the passions and secrets that come close to destroying them. On the eve of his 65th birthday, "Big Daddy" Pollitt, the richest cotton planter in the Mississippi Delta, is distressed by the rocky relationship between his beloved son Brick, an aging football hero who has turned to drink, and Brick’s beautiful and feisty wife Maggie. As the hot summer evening unfolds, the veneer of Southern gentility slips away revealing unpleasant truths as greed, lies and suppressed sexuality reach a boiling point. Tony and Emmy winner Rob Ashford, fresh from his recent Olivier-winning West End production of Anna Christie, directs this stunning, must-see new production. Purchase tickets online at: http://www.ticketmaster.com/Cat-on-a-Hot-Tin-Roof-NY-tickets/artist/1783434 For more information, visit: http://www.catonahottinroofbroadway.com

VITAL SIGNS Art Exhibition - Pelham Art Center
Through March 30, 2013 - Pelham

A colorful, larger-than-life exhibition of photographs, installation art, and video, questioning our conventional notions of identity, beauty, gender, and the body politic. Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm; Saturday 10am-4pm, through March 30.

Vital Signs Art Exhibition - Pelham Art Center
Through March 30, 2013 - Pelham

A colorful and arresting exhibition of photographs, installation art, and video, questioning our conventional notions of identity, beauty, gender, and the body politic.

From Italy to America - Greenwich Historical Society
Through March 30, 2013 - Greenwich

Celebrate the rich cultural heritage of Italian-American communities in Connecticut through objects, documents and film drawn from local families. Also featured is a complementary collection of 26 black and white photographs from a show entitled From Italy to America: The Photographs of Anthony Riccio that was originally organized by the Bellarmine Museum of Art at Fairfield University. March 1-June 30, 2013.

Luciano Fabro, Jannis Kounellis, Mario Merz - Che Fare? - Galerie Lelong
Through March 30, 2013 - New York

An exhibition focused on the unique visual vocabulary and radical works of Luciano Fabro, Jannis Kounellis, and Mario Merz. The exhibition title, translated as What is to be done?, is derived from a series by Merz named after Vladimir Lenin's 1902 pamphlet on the importance of the intellectual's role in revolution. Merz, Fabro, and Kounellis's work expanded this question to challenge the artist's individual place in society and to push art's boundaries beyond traditional painting and sculpture.

Story Lines - Tracing the Narrative of 'Outsider' Art - Galerie St. Etienne
Through March 30, 2013 - New York

Will Ryman - America - Paul Kasmin Gallery
Through March 30, 2013 - New York

America is inspired by the artist's personal methodological exploration of the origins of capitalism within the scope of American history. Ryman uses found objects ranging from consumer products to industrial and hardware materials, to create masterful and intricate sculptures.

Tom Uttech - New Paintings - Alexandre Gallery
Through March 30, 2013 - New York

Recent work from the renowned landscape painter.

Cheryl Kelley - New Paintings - Bernarducci Meisel Gallery
Through March 30, 2013 - New York

Philip Pearlstein - Betty Cuningham Gallery
Through March 30, 2013 - New York

This exhibition, the artist's sixth show at the gallery, includes approximately 10 paintings and 5 watercolors dating from 2011 to the present.

H.Hildebrand-Mills - AFLOAT: Installation - Ceres Gallery
Through March 30, 2013 - New York

Hildebrand-Mills' solo show features 100 intense and lively works. Hildebrand-Mills' alchemy of "the times" (endlessly doled out in a frightening haze of doom and gloom) transforms this hopeless delivery into images hanging above land, sea and air, in lovely, sometimes comical, desirable escapes. We are adrift, but not trapped.

Kiki Kaye - To See it My Way - Ceres Gallery
Through March 30, 2013 - New York

Kiki Kaye's work is a fusion of artistic styles and mediums. The works are a deliberate mix of high and low references, absorbing and reworking such diverse sources as abstract expressionism, futurism, ready-mades and surrealism.

David Mach - Forum Gallery
Through March 30, 2013 - New York

Work by the Scottish sculptor and installation artist.

XOOOOX: Everything, Everything! - De Buck Gallery
Through March 30, 2013 - New York

The Berlin-based artist's NY debut, whose work represents a stunning marriage between the grimy quality of the streets in which his career began and the polished appearances of art and high fashion.

Dana Hoey - The Phantom Sex - Petzel Gallery
Through March 30, 2013 - New York

A series of 12 new photographs of figurative casts and molds that "record the shell of a female, both literally and figuratively."

Dirk Skirber - pain(t)ology and other trials - Petzel Gallery
Through March 30, 2013 - New York

New paintings and a large sculpture from the German-born artist.

Easter Bunny Photos - Queens Center Mall
Through March 30, 2013 - Elmhurst

Hippity-Hoppity, Easter is on it's way. Enjoy at visit with the Easter Bunny March 9 through March 30: 10 a.m.- 7 p.m., Level 3, JCpenney Wing, for Photos and a Free Gift, while supplies last. Peter will be working hard, and will need a little Bunny Break. See break schedule as follows: Monday - Saturday: 2:15pm-2:45pm and 5:15pm-5:45pm; Sunday: 2:15pm-3pm.

Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg - Zach Feuer Gallery
Through March 30, 2013 - New York

Miroslaw Balka - The Order of Things - Gladstone Gallery
Through March 30, 2013 - New York

Anew large-scale installation by Miroslaw Balka. Employing non-traditional art materials, Balka will create a monumental work that draws on historical tragedy to reflect on the limits of the world, continuity, and catastrophe. Balka will transform the 21st Street gallery space, constructing a private room in which to encounter his work and creating an intimate atmosphere for viewers to contemplate the massive, elegiac sculpture before them.

Ansel Krut - Marlborough New York
Through March 30, 2013 - New York

Alsoudani, Bacon, Guston, Rego - Marlborough Chelsea
Through March 30, 2013 - New York

Aura Rosenberg - I Know It When I See It - Martos Gallery
Through March 30, 2013 - New York

Aura Rosenberg's first solo show with the gallery, featuring paintings based on images from adult magazines.

Space No. 1 - Extreme Kids and Crew
Through March 31, 2013 - Bedford-Stuyvesant

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

The Child's Place for Children with Special Needs - Brooklyn Public Library, Sunset Park branch
Through March 31, 2013 - Sunset Park

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

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

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

'The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe' - St. Luke's Theatre
Through March 31, 2013 - Times Square

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

Fantasia's Feeding Frenzy - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through March 31, 2013 - Crown Heights

Look for animal curators in the Science Inquiry Center and see what's on the menu for Fantasia, the museum's 21-foot-long albino Burmese python.

Jackie - New York City Center Stage II
Through March 31, 2013 - New York

Women's Project presents the North American Premiere of JACKIE By Elfriede Jelinek Translated by Gitta Honegger Directed by Tea Alagic Sets by Marsha Ginsberg Costumes by Susan Hilferty Lights by Brian H Scott From the controversial pen of Elfriede Jelinek, winner of the 2004 Nobel Prize in Literature, flows JACKIE, an intensely theatrical dissection of Jackie Kennedy Onassis and the myths surrounding her well-coiffed veneer. Like Jelinek?s acclaimed novel The Piano Teacher, the film of which won the 2001 Gran Prix at Cannes Film Festival, JACKIE is a disturbing exploration of submission, power, and the hypocrisy of everyday life. February 24 - March 31, 2013 Tuesdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Exceptions: Additional show on Monday March 4th at 7:30 p.m.; no show on Wednesday, March 6th. City Center Stage II 131 West 55th Street, NYC WP Member Tickets ($20+): Click here or call 212.765.1706. Single Tickets ($60+): Click here or call 212.581.1212.

Sinister Pop - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through March 31, 2013 - New York

Sinister Pop presents an inventive take on the Museum's rich and diverse holdings of Pop art from the movement's inception in the early 1960s through its aftershocks a decade later. Although Pop art often calls to mind a celebration of postwar consumer culture, this exhibition focuses on Pop's darker side, as it distorts and critiques the American dream. Themes of exaggerated consumption, film noir and the depiction of women in art, the dystopic American landscape, and the intersection of popular culture and politics, are explored through works by acknowledged masters such as Jasper Johns, Claes Oldenburg, Ed Ruscha, and Andy Warhol, as well as by many artists not traditionally associated with Pop whose art may be understood within its wider field of reference. These include William Eggleston, Peter Saul, Christina Ramberg, and Vija Celmins, among others.

Dark and Deadpan: Pop in TV and the Movies - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through March 31, 2013 - New York

From Andy Warhol's commercial for Schrafft's restaurants to Sherman Price's film The Imp-Probable Mr. Weegee, starring Weegee as a crazy photographer, footage of the moon landing, and George Kuchar's mock Hollywood melodrama HOLD ME WHILE I'M NAKED, this exhibition brings together rarely seen films, advertisements, and political campaign messages that reflect the extravagant yet deadpan excess of Pop. Together they reveal the central role played by television and cinema in articulating the excitement, anxiety, and desire underlying both Pop art and popular culture in the 1960s.

Playtime with Sammie and Tudie - Sprout San Francisco
Through March 31, 2013 - Upper East Side

Playtime with Sammie and Tudie is a 'mommy and me' style class. The interactive class includes themed week such as ducks, butterflies, teddy bears, fish, and dinosaurs. Great for ages 1 to 3 1/2 years. Come by the class once or buy a multiple class package. Monday and Wednesday 10:30am.

Film Forum Jr. - Film Forum
Through March 31, 2013 - Lower Manhattan

A new Sunday matinee series of classic films for kids and their families beginning Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013 at 11am. The series will run for 13 Sundays, January 6 through March 31; all tickets will be $7. Programmed by Bruce Goldstein, Film Forum's Director of Repertory Programming, Film Forum Jr. will introduce children (ages 5 and above) and teenagers to silent and sound classics, as well as modern classics. All movies will be shown in glorious 35mm prints or equally glorious DCP (no Blu-rays and no DVDs). Film Forum Jr. will kick off with the 1956 French classic THE RED BALLOON. Turn your kids on to the joie du cinema français, as petit garcon Pascal Lamorisse and mind-of-its-own balloon rouge share dialogue-less adventures through the old Belleville section of Paris. One of the most celebrated short films of all time, and winner of the Grand Prix at Cannes, THE RED BALLOON will be presented in the miracle of “Balloon-O-Rama.” GERALD MCBOING-BOING, winner of the 1950 Academy Award for Best Animated Short, will screen with THE RED BALLOON. Adapted from a story by Dr. Seuss and produced by animation legend John Hubley, GERALD MCBOING-BOING is the story of a little boy who speaks through sound effects instead of language. A GERALD MCBOING-BOING sound-alike contest will follow the show. Full schedule available at www.filmforum.org/ffjr

School Tour - Brooklyn Free School
Through March 31, 2013 - Clinton Hill

Learn about this K-12 independent school known for its student-centered and student-directed initiatives. Email [email protected] to reserve a spot.

Designing Tomorrow: America's World's Fairs of the 1930s - Museum of the City of New York
Through March 31, 2013 - New York

Designing Tomorrow: America's World's Fairs of the 1930s showcases six Depression-era expositions that brought visions of a brighter future to tens of millions of Americans. As many Americans still waited on bread lines, fairs in Chicago (1933/34), San Diego (1935/36), Dallas (1936), Cleveland (1936/37), San Francisco (1939/40), and New York (1939/40) foretold much of what would become commonplace in postwar America--from highways and the spread of suburbia to modernist skyscrapers and products such as electric toasters, nylon stockings, and television. The fairs looked forward to an era of prosperity, when ingenuity and innovation would transform not only American cities but also the everyday lives of American citizens. Visitors will see sleek, modern furniture and appliances of the era, vintage footage from the fairs, and futuristic drawings of the New York World's Fair's buildings from the Museum's collection.

3-D Lenticular Posters for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Museum of the Moving Image
Through March 31, 2013 - Astoria

Director Peter Jackson filmed The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in 3-D at 48 frames per second to invite the audience to enter Middle-earth for an immersive cinematic experience. Emblematic of this experience is a series of specially commissioned lenticular posters, featuring seventeen of the main characters in the film, including Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf, Thorin Oakenshield, Gollum, and Galadriel. These posters are being shown only in specialized showcases. They were designed for Comic-Con International in San Diego, which took place in July 2012, and are being exhibited at the world premiere in New Zealand on November 28, 2012, the American premiere on December 6, 2012 in Manhattan, and at two exhibition venues: the high-end Grove shopping center in Los Angeles, and here at Museum of the Moving Image in New York City.

Winter 2013: Selected works by Grandma Moses and other American Masters - Hammer Galleries
Through March 31, 2013 - New York

Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibit - Socrates Sculpture Park
Through March 31, 2013 - Astoria

Lovers of modern art can enjoy this exhibit through the month of March which features works by 2013 Emerging Artists, who were selected by the Museum to produce outdoor artworks within the Park. These artisits are making public sculptures, which are reflective of the time, subtly mysterious, and visually compelling.

High Life Exhibit - Chelsea Market
Through March 31, 2013 - Chelsea

The exhibition displays photographic images of satirical moments during dog shows and rodeos. High Life artwork will be available for purchase through Uprise Art, an NYC-based art collectors' club providing innovative invest-to-own financing options. Photographer: Dolly Faibyshev

Dr. Seuss Workshop - Grandma's Kitchen
Through March 31, 2013 - Northvale

Bakers can decorate either Cat in the Hat or Lorax cookies and a coordinating cake to take home. Supplies, snacks, and drinks are included. Afterward, participants can hear their favorite Dr. Seuss book. Registration is required.

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week - Over 200 Restaurants in Seven Counties
Through March 31, 2013 -

The spring 2013 Hudson Valley Restaurant Week will take place March 11-24. The Valley Table presents the region's largest dining event, with more than 200 participating restaurants from seven counties. Restaurants include Crabtree's Kittle House, La Cremaillere, Harvest on Hudson, Red Hat on the River, and X2O Xaviars on the Hudson, Fig & Olive, Restaurant 42 at the Ritz Carlton, plus many family-friendly restaurants, which will offer delicious, pre-fixe dining. Others joining the roster this spring are Gaucho Grill, Myong Gourmet, Swift and more. Pricing: three-course dinner for $29.95 and/or three-course lunch for $20.95 (excluding beverage, tax and tip). For more information and a growing list of participating restaurants, visit hudsonvalleyrestaurantweek.com. Hudson Valley Restaurant Week takes place in the spring and fall, and is a great time for families to try cuisine at some of the region's best restaurants by taking advantage of the prix-fixe menus.

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

Every Saturday Straight A's invites kids of all ages to enjoy free arts & crafts. Drop in any time between 1-3pm, no reservation necessary. March. 2: Create your own Weather Wheel; March 9: In Like a Lion out Like a Lamb Puppets; March 16: Craft a St. Patrick's Day Mobile; March 23: Make a Winter to Spring Cherry Blossom Tree; March 20: Create an Under-the-Sea Wall Hanging.

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

Stop by the Community Gallery and enjoy the mixed media artwork created by students from North Babylon Schools. Students were inspired by lighthouses on Long Island and the world.

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

Every Thursday from 6-8pm, Magician Philip Klipper will astound and delight the whole family with his incredible sleight of hand during dinner. March 7, 14, 21, and 28.

Magician Philip Klipper Will Astound You! - Cheeburger Cheeburger Restaurant
Through March 31, 2013 - White Plains

Every Friday from 7:30-9:30pm, Magician Philip Klipper will astound and delight the whole family with his incredible sleight of hand at tableside. Hours/dates are subject to change; please check with restaurant. March 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29.

Donnybrook - Irish Repertory Theater
Through March 31, 2013 -

John Ford's Oscar winning, The Quiet Man, is one of the best loved and most popular films of all time. Its musical adaptation, Donnybrook!, begins with the haunting love theme, Richard Farrelly's "The Isle of Innisfree" and marches jauntily through the misty hills of the west of Ireland with a cast of characters headed by the indomitable Mary Kate Danaher, and her counterpart, American prizefighter Sean Enright who, against his strong wishes, has not yet fought his last battle. Woven so beautifully in the landscape of this classic Irish tale, are the raucous traditional Irish classics entertwined with Johnny Burke's startling original, beautiful melodies sung by a cast of award-winning Broadway artists. The Quiet Man in all its noisy glory, is alive and well on the stage of The Irish Repertory Theatre, celebrating its 25th Anniversary Season.

Intrepid Women: Extraordinary Stories of Women in Sea, Air & Space - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through March 31, 2013 - New York

While no women actually served aboard USS Intrepid, this hour long guided tour will recount over sixty years of trailblazing women and their accomplishments in sea, air and space. From "Rosie the Riveter" to the first women in space, this tour will explore the role women have played in the United States Military from the 1940s to the present day and share insight into the female spirit, summed up by the iconic phrase: "WE CAN DO IT!" Tours run every Saturday and Sunday in March. Visitors should sign up at the Information Desk in advance as there is limited space available.

The Real Rosie the Riveters - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through March 31, 2013 - New York

This interactive talk celebrates "Rosie the Riveter," an American icon from World War II that has come to represent the "We Can Do It" spirit of women and girls around the globe. The talk will share the history of "Rosie" with visitors and offer insight into how she helped change the lives of women in the workplace up to the present day. Every Saturday and Sunday in March.

Tour Guide Talk For "Sally Ride: Trailblazing Astronaut" - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through March 31, 2013 - New York Harbor

In honor of Women's History Month, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum introduces the free Tour Guide Talk “Sally Ride: Trailblazing Astronaut” that will run every Saturday and Sunday in March, from 12:00 PM – 12:15 PM & 3:00 PM – 3:15 PM aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, located at Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue), Manhattan. Dr. Sally Ride, who passed away on July 23, 2012, broke barriers by becoming America's first woman to travel into space on the Space Shuttle Orbiter Challenger in 1983. The interactive talk will celebrate her career with NASA and the legacy she left for young people in the fields of science and technology. This Tour Guide Talk is open to the public and free with the price of admission to the museum.

Macy's Sunday Story Time - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
Through March 31, 2013 - Upper West Side

Enjoy a different story every week with DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society. Support for the Macy's Sunday Story Time provided by the Macy's Foundation.

High Life Exhibit - Chelsea Market
Through March 31, 2013 - C

High Life Photography Exhibit Location: Chelsea market in the market's concourse Dates: Now-March 31, 2013 **FREE EVENT** The exhibition displays photographic images of satirical moments during dog shows and rodeos. High Life artwork will be available for purchase through Uprise Art, an NYC-based art collectors' club providing innovative invest-to-own financing options. Photographer: Dolly Faibyshev

Prenatal Yoga - Hastings Yoga
Through March 31, 2013 - Hastings on Hudson

Class includes yoga postures, relaxation and breathing techniques, abdominal and pelvic floor toning to prepare the mind, body, and spirit for labor and delivery. Additional benefits include deepening the experience and enjoyment, preventing and relieving the common discomforts of pregnancy, easing fear and anxiety, and enhancing postnatal recovery. Beneficial anytime during pregnancy. Please consult your physician or midwife prior to participation. Saturdays, March 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30 from 11:30-12:30pm.

Teachers College: Pioneering Education Through Innovation - New-York Historical Society
Through March 31, 2013 - New York

To commemorate the 125th anniversary of Teachers College, Columbia University, this exhibition features photographs, documents, and artifacts from the oldest and largest graduate school of education in the nation.

Making History, Making Art: The Work of Jonathan Ned Katz - Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art
Through March 31, 2013 - New York

The first solo show of the lifelong West Village resident and renowned historian of gay and queer history Jonathan Ned Katz retraces the creative career of this late-emerging visual artist and underscores the inherent social-historical content of art by illustrating how profoundly a shifting political landscape remade the field for representing sexual difference.

Rare & Raw - The 2013 Queer Caucus Exhibition for the College Art Association - Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art
Through March 31, 2013 - New York

A combination of contemporary installations, archival photographs, drawings, ephemera and video, exploring themes of queer history, visibility and notions of representations.

"A Taste for Sore Eyes" - Ode to Daucus Carota! - Oceana
Through March 31, 2013 - New York

Throughout March, enjoy Oceana's five-course carrot tasting menu: from Hudson Valley Foie Gras with Carrot-Orange Puree to Carrot Waffle Sundae.

Youth Art Month - Harrison Public Library
Through April 01, 2013 - Harrison

Harrison Council for the Arts presents Youth Art Month, March 1-31, at the Harrison Municipal Building, Heineman Place, and the Harrison Public Library, Bruce Avenue. This annual exhibit consists of multi-media art reflecting the talents of students in the Harrison schools with works selected by art teachers in the community. Opening reception Sunday, March 3, from 13pm at the Harrison Municipal Building with entertainment at 2:30pm at the Library. Library hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 9:30am-9pm; Tuesdays and Thursdays through Saturdays 9:30am-5:30pm; Sundays 1-5pm. Municipal Building hours: Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm.

Spring Break - Prospect Park Audubon Center
Through April 02, 2013 - Flatbush

Prospect Park offers a full week of activities for spring break. Visit the Audubon House, Lefferts Historic House, and the Prospect Park Zoo for a fun time during the break.

Morning Bird Walk: Early Migrants - Prospect Park Audubon Center
Through April 02, 2013 - Flatbush

Spring into action and train to be a naturalist. Learn how to use tools of the trade and make your own nature journal. A great Spring Break activity.

2nd Floor Tours - Lefferts Historic House
Through April 02, 2013 - Flatbush

Kids can explore the unique architecture of Lefferts Historic House and learn about life on a colonial farm on this special tour.

Topsy-Turvy : A Camera Obscura by Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder - Madison Square Park
Through April 05, 2013 - New York

Topsy-Turvy: A Camera Obscura Installation (2013) by New York-based artists Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder will inaugurate Madison Square Park Conservancy's Mad. Sq. Art's spring 2013 season. will reimagine one of the world's oldest moving image devices into a life-sized 10-foot by 10-foot structure. Park visitors will be able to enter the interactive, large-scale installation, which will utilize the physical properties of light to capture images of the surrounding Flatiron District in real time. This centuries-old artistic medium will alter how visitors experience the park and engage with the various elements of New York City's urban landscape through a new and exciting lens.

Surrounding: New Paintings by Alex Schuchard - 511 Gallery
Through April 05, 2013 - New York

Thirteen new paintings by Alex Schuchard that explore the duality of abstraction and abstract art.

The Other: Photographs by Tria Giovan, Cig Harvey, Mariette Pathy Allen, and Rebecca Soderholm - 511 Gallery
Through April 05, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of color photographs by four contemporary artists who examine the human subject -- sometimes in portraiture genre; sometimes figure in a landscape -- as the other.

New Wave Finland: Contemporary Photography from the Helsinki School - Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
Through April 06, 2013 - New York

An exhibition featuring the work of young photographers and video artists from Finland's distinguished Helsinki School. The nine artists exhibited in New Wave Finland -- Pasi Autio, Joakim Eskildsen, Tiina Itkonen, Hannu Karjalainen, Kalle Kataila, Anni Leppala, Niko Luoma, Riitta Paivalainen, and Mikko Sinervo -- illustrate the diversity of the School's distinctive artistic and pedagogical approach.

Beat Memories - The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg - Grey Art Gallery at NYU
Through April 06, 2013 - New York

An in-depth look at the Beat Generation as seen through the lens of Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997). Although well known for his poetry, Ginsberg was also an avid photo- grapher, capturing the people and places around him in spontaneous, often intimate snapshots. His black-and-white photographs include portraits of William S. Burroughs, Neal Cassady, Gregory Corso, Jack Kerouac, and others, along with self-portraits. The images not only are revealing portrayals of celebrated personalities, but also convey the unique lifestyle and spirit of the Beats.

Jean-Michel Basquiat - Gagosian Gallery
Through April 06, 2013 - New York

Featuring over fifty works from public and private collections, this exhibition spans Basquiat's brief but meteoric career, which ended with his death at the age of twenty-seven. Thirty years after Larry Gagosian first presented his work in Los Angeles, twenty years after the first posthumous survey at the Whitney Museum of American Art (1992-93), and eight years after the Brooklyn Museum of Art retrospective (2005), viewers will have a fresh opportunity to consider Basquiat's central role in his artistic generation as a lightning rod and a bridge between cultures.

Thresholds: Contemporary Thai Art - Sundaram Tagore Gallery
Through April 06, 2013 - New York

For the first time in more than a decade in New York, a group exhibition of Thai art offers a view onto the contemporary art scene of the dynamic Southeast Asian country. Curated by art historian Gregory Galligan, director of the Thai Art Archives in Bangkok, Thresholds: Contemporary Thai Art examines, through six case studies, how Thai artists are dealing with pressing social, political and artistic issues.

Arman: Cycles - Paul Kasmin Gallery
Through April 06, 2013 - New York

A selection of artworks from Arman's Bicycle series. While the early Bicycles were first shown in New York in 1992, at Marisa del Re Gallery, this will be the U.S. debut of the full span of the series.

William Cordova - Yawar Mallku: Temporal Landscapes - Sikkema Jenkins & Co.
Through April 06, 2013 - New York

Derek Boshier - Paris France, Paris Texas, Paris Hilton - Flowers Gallery
Through April 06, 2013 - New York

This series of recent paintings is a continuation of the artist's career, which began with the Pop Art movement in the 1960s.

Mike Brodie - A Period of Juvenile Prosperity - Yossi Milo Gallery
Through April 06, 2013 - New York

Harry Potter - The Exhibition - Discovery Times Square
Through April 07, 2013 - New York

After a widely successful international tour, the iconic exhibition is making its way back to North America this fall with another stop in NYC. This holiday season, experience firsthand the magic of Hogwarts with your loved ones during the most special time of the year. Marvel at over 200 authentic props and costumes from the Harry Potter films, including some newly added never-before-seen artifacts from the epic series finale! Step inside the famous wizard's magical world as you make your way through the dramatic displays inspired by the films' sets - including the Great Hall, Hagrid's hut and the Gryffindor common room. While touring through the exhibition space, discover iconic items such as Harry's original wand and eyeglasses, the Marauder's Map, Gryffindor school uniforms as well as costumes worn at the Yule Ball. Enter the Quidditch area and toss a Quaffle, pull your own Mandrake in the Herbology vignette, encounter Buckbeak the Hippogriff and even a giant Acromantula spider. Showcasing the supreme artistry and amazing craftsmanship that went into the making of the ever popular film series, Harry Potter: The Exhibition is sure to spark curious minds and foster an excitement of discovery among guests of all ages. There's no place like Hogwarts for the holidays.

Spy: The Secret World of Espionage - Discovery Times Square
Through April 07, 2013 - Times Square

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

Harry Potter: The Exhibition - Discovery Times Square
Through April 07, 2013 - Times Square

Back by popular demand, this stop in New York City will serve as the exhibition's return to North America after a yearlong international tour. Since it was last here in 2011, the exhibition has been updated significantly with artifacts from the film series, including the final film. The 14,000-square-foot experiential exhibition includes dramatic displays inspired by the Hogwarts film sets and authentic costumes and props from the films. Fans will have a firsthand view of hundreds of artifacts displayed in settings inspired by the film sets including the Great Hall, Hagrid's hut, the Gryffindor common room, and more. In addition to the hundreds of original props and costumes from the Harry Potter films displayed during the exhibition's first time in New York, original artifacts from the series finale, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, will be on display for the first time, including a new vignette dedicated to the epic battle of Hogwarts.

'In the Heights' (EXTENDED!) - Westchester Broadway Theatre
Through April 07, 2013 - Elmsford

Now extended for 17 more performances through April 7, 2013! The 2008 Tony Award winning musical weaves a tale about three days in the life of Washington Heights, a vibrant and tight-knit community at the top of the island of Manhattan. It's a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open, and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. The unique and exhilarating score is a dazzling array of hip-hop, salsa, pop, soul, reggae, cha-cha, and mambo, including, "When You're Home," "It Won't Be Long Now," and "In The Heights." Show runs through March 17, 2013. Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday matinees including lunch; Thursday, Friday Saturday, and Sunday Evenings including dinner.

DECENTER: An Exhibition on the Centenary of the 1913 Armory Show - Abrons Arts Center
Through April 07, 2013 - New York

In the 1913 Armory Show, the Association of American Painters and Sculptors endeavored to showcase the "New Spirit" of modern art. On its 100th anniversary, we will celebrate the Cubist paintings and sculptures in its galleries with an exhibition featuring 27 contemporary artists. Their artworks explore changes in perception precipitated by our digital age, and closely parallel the cubist vernacular of fragmentation, non-linearity, simultaneity, and decenteredness. Our exhibition poses the question "What is the legacy of Cubism in the hundred years since the Armory Show's radical display of modern European and American art, and especially, how has this become relevant again in our digital age?" The show will exhibit a core group of artworks in the gallery, and also feature a corresponding iInternet component of digital works in an online gallery.

The World Premiere of Greg Kelleres' Honky - Urban Stages Theatre
Through April 07, 2013 - New York

Urban Stages Presents The World Premiere of Greg Kelleres' Honky. Directed by Luke Harlan.

Through Soviet Jewish Eyes: Photography, War, and the Holocaust - Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Through April 07, 2013 - New York

Although World War II is one of the most documented conflicts of the 20th century, western audiences know very little about the Soviet Jewish photojournalists who captured some of the most riveting and powerful images of the war. Such photographers as Evgenii Khaldei, Georgii Zelma, and Dmitrii Baltermants merged documentary photography with avant-garde modernist sensibilities to create works that have had a profound influence on 20th century art and beyond.

The World Premiere of Greg Kellers' 'Honky' - Urban Stages Theater
Through April 07, 2013 - Midtown West

When a black sneaker company hires a white CEO, their commercials begin glorifying the “ghetto" and sales triple among white teens. But when violence erupts in a black community, the shoe designer blames the ads and promises revenge. Meanwhile, the writer of the ads is paralyzed by white guilt – which only gets worse when his therapist turns out not to be what he expected. Luckily, there’s a new racism pill on the market advertising, "If you don't think you need it, you're probably a racist!" HONKY takes a comedic look at the symbiotic relationship between racism and commercialism.

Through Soviet Jewish Eyes: Photography, War, and the Holocaust - Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Through April 07, 2013 - New York

Although World War II is one of the most documented conflicts of the 20th century, western audiences know very little about the Soviet Jewish photojournalists who captured some of the most riveting and powerful images of the war. Such photographers as Evgenii Khaldei, Georgii Zelma, and Dmitrii Baltermants merged documentary photography with avant-garde modernist sensibilities to create works that have had a profound influence on 20th century art and beyond.

Sing, Sign & Play Classes - Cadenza Music Center
Through April 10, 2013 - Flushing

Enhance your baby's communication skills and education via signing. Jacqueline Ciaramella, a former Bayside NYC school teacher will conduct this sign language course. Here is what the research has to say about signing with babies & toddlers: My child can hear...WHY SHOULD I SIGN??? Over 25 years of scientific research shows that hearing babies who sign typically have the following benefits: Earlier communication: babies can produce signs as early as 6 months old--long before their ability to speak develops. • Fewer Temper-tantrums • Less Frustration • Improved confidence • Better adjusted • Average between 8 and 13 point Higher IQ • Larger vocabulary • Tend to speak and read early • Supports Spelling • It can have amazing results for children with speech or communication challenges, as well as other special needs • Helps children link symbols (signs) with concepts (meaning) and the spoken word • Provides another mode of learning (tactile and kinesthetic) • Increased bonding (signing is face-to-face communication) • Clarifies speech (does "Ba" mean baby? bottle? ball? bug? Banana?) • Exposure to a second language: ASL, and an easy bridge to learn other spoken languages • Being able to communicate with your child when verbal communication is difficult or frowned on (either quiet places or noisy places...or from a distance on the playground) • Easier and earlier diagnosis of health problems. One pre-verbal baby kept signing “thirsty” no matter how much she drank. Testing showed that she was diabetic, which they wouldn’t have known until she was very sick had it not been for signing! • Child can express him/herself when too shy or embarrassed to speak • Opportunity to befriend children who use sign to communicate • Provides and alternative means of communication when speech may be difficult, for example, after a tonsillectomy, laryngitis, etc. • Feels like play Classes will meet one hour a week for 8 weeks. The cost is $160 for an 8 week session. These "Sing, Sign & Play" classes are based on the award winning Signing Time® educational videos featured on Public Television and Nick, Jr. These classes are a unique blend of signing education, music & play. This is not a typical mommy and me class! You will be learning a fun, enriching language with your child!Over 25 years of scientific research shows that hearing babies who sign typically have: earlier communication, babies can produce signs as early as 6 months old--long before their ability to speak develops,less frustration and improved confidence. Classes will meet one hour a week for 8 weeks.

Linnaeus Tripe: Views of Burma - Hans P. Kraus Jr. Fine Photographs
Through April 12, 2013 - New York

Featuring more than 20 salt prints from waxed paper negatives made in 1855. This will be the first time the photographs have been on view in the United States. Highlights in the exhibition include memorable images of pagodas and temples, landscapes, and monumental sculptures of Buddhas and dragons.

Margaret Bowland: Disturbing the Peace - Driscoll Babcock Galleries
Through April 13, 2013 - New York

Margaret Bowland's second New York solo exhibition of psychologically provocative paintings. Bowland draws upon legendary American novelist and social critic James Baldwin's rallying cry that, "Artists are here to disturb the peace," by creating a very personal series of works which questions societal expectations about gender, race and beauty. The majority of the works focus on JJ, Bowland's muse for the past five years. Now eleven years old and on the verge of adolescence, she prepares to face the challenges of adulthood. Upon her tiny frame, weighty universal issues are placed -- questions of identity, pressures of conformity, and ultimately a quest for acceptance.

Laura Mcphee: Desert Chronicle - Bonni Benrubi
Through April 13, 2013 - New York

Dieter Roth - Bjorn Roth - Hauser & Wirth
Through April 13, 2013 - New York

An exhibition by the German-born Swiss sculptor, painter, printmaker, collagist, poet, diarist, graphic designer, publisher, filmmaker and musician.

Painted on 21st Street: Helen Frankenthaler from 1950 to 1959 - Gagosian Gallery
Through April 13, 2013 - New York

While Frankenthaler is recognized to be one of the great American artists of the twentieth century, this exhibition is the first in thirty years -- and the first in New York City in more than fifty years -- to offer a broad survey of this pivotal body of work. It brings together almost thirty paintings, including important yet rarely seen works from Frankenthaler's estate, and signature works from public and private collections.

Magnificent Trees of The New York Botanical Garden - New York Botanical Garden
Through April 14, 2013 - Bronx

Larry Lederman, landscape photographer and member of NYBG's Board of Advisors, has spent years walking the garden grounds to observe and photograph trees and vistas in all seasons and at all times of day. Lush images featuring their diversity and visual impact are on view in the gallery space. The New York Botanical Garden is home to more than 30,000 trees, some in woodland, some in groves, and some standing in solitary majesty. Magnificent Trees is lavishly illustrated with photographs by Larry Lederman and accompanied by descriptions by Todd A. Forrest, Arthur Ross vice president for horticulture and living collections at the garden. An authority on the diverse species present across the 250-acre landscape, Forrest details their fascinating histories -- from their vital role in Native American life and culture to their function in neutral territory during the Revolutionary War. Lederman captures their grandeur in hundreds of stunning images and portrays their diversity with photographs that reveal the trees in myriad fascinating perspectives: in landscape views that convey the garden's genius loci; portraits illustrating the architecture and profound visual impact of select trees; remarkable details of flowers, fruit, leaves, and bark; and impressionistic images, abstract in character yet beautiful in composition.

Christa Parravani - Kindred - Foley Gallery
Through April 14, 2013 - New York

21st Annual Student Art Festival, Part II: Grades 9-12 - Guild Hall
Through April 14, 2013 - East Hampton

The exhibition features over 3,500 pieces of student art from high schools from 11 participating public, private and home schools in the Amagansett, East Hampton, Greenport, Montauk, Wainscott, Southampton, Bridgehampton, Shelter Island, and Sagaponack districts.

Line By Line - Stephan Stoyanov Gallery
Through April 14, 2013 - New York

A group show featuring the work of Amelie Chabannes, Jen Mazza and Brigitte Nahon. This is the first time the three artists, all represented by the gallery, have been show together in the same exhibition.

'Bunnicula: A Rabbit Tale of Musical Mystery' - DR2 Theatre
Through April 14, 2013 - Union Square

"Bunnicula: A Rabbit Tale of Musical Mystery" is co-presented by Off-Broadway's acclaimed DR2 Kids Theatre (Daryl Roth, Producer) and Theatreworks USA (Barbara Pasternack, Artistic Director; Ken Arthur, Producing Director) -- the nation's leading not-for-profit professional theatre for young audiences. Featuring a book by legendary New York playwright and Tony Award nominee Charles Busch (The Tale of the Allergist's Wife), music by Sam Davis and lyrics by Drama Desk nominee Mark Waldrop (When Pigs Fly), "Bunnicula" is currently enjoying a ten-week limited engagement at Off-Broadway's DR2 Theatre (103 East 15th Street) through Sunday, April 14. Lock up your lettuce! Protect your parsley! Rescue your rutabaga! One dark and stormy night, the Monroe family brings home orphaned rabbit with mysterious habits... and sharp fangs. Could this new member of the family possibly be a vampire bunny? Based on the acclaimed children's book series by Deborah & James Howe, this new musical adaptation of BUNNICULA is directed by Carl Andress (The Divine Sister) and choreographed by Connor Gallagher. The show is recommended for ages four and up. The production features musical direction by James Cunningham, scenic design by Rob Odorisio (Skippyjon Jones), costume design by Lortel Award winner Gregory Gale (The Voysey Inheritance), lighting design by Kirk Bookman (The Divine Sister) and orchestrations are by Greg Pliska (War Horse). The Off-Broadway cast of BUNNICULA: A Rabbit Tale of Musical Mystery features Abe Goldfarb as Mr. Monroe, Erin Maguire as Mrs. Monroe, Ashley Campana as Debbie, John Garry as Toby, Prescott Seymour as Chester and Robert Anthony Jones as Harold.

Inventing Abstraction, 1910-1925 - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through April 15, 2013 - New York

In 1912, in several European cities, a handful of artists -- Vasily Kandinsky, Frantisek Kupka, Francis Picabia, and Robert Delaunay -- presented the first abstract pictures to the public. Inventing Abstraction, 1910-25 celebrates the centennial of this bold new type of artwork, tracing the development of abstraction as it moved through a network of modern artists, from Marsden Hartley and Marcel Duchamp to Piet Mondrian and Kazimir Malevich, sweeping across nations and across media. The exhibition brings together many of the most influential works in abstraction's early history and covers a wide range of artistic production, including paintings, drawings, books, sculptures, films, photographs, sound poems, atonal music, and non-narrative dance, to draw a cross-media portrait of these watershed years.

'Repetition in Design': an exhibit of oil paintings on canvas - Queens Botanical Garden
Through April 15, 2013 - Flushing

Queens Botanical Garden is pleased to invite you to visit our new art exhibition: “Repetition in Design”, a series of oil paintings by Queens artist Gennadyi Gurman. Mr. Gurman is also the supervising museum instructor at QBG, teaching classes on ecology and ethnobotany, writing curriculum and maintaining and creating exhibits. The exhibition will open on January 23rd and is ongoing through April 15, 2013.

Howard Mehring - Gary Snyder Gallery
Through April 15, 2013 - New York

Featuring new paintings by the artist.

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

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

Luigi Ghirri - Kodachrome - Matthew Marks Gallery
Through April 19, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of work from the Italian photographer (1943-1992).

Adrian Ghenie - Pace Gallery
Through April 20, 2013 - New York

Pace's first exhibition of the young Romanian artist Adrian Ghenie, known for his meticulously-crafted, often brutal paintings that build upon the darker moments of European history, particularly social and political abuses of power, his personal history, and the collective memory of society. In the fall the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver mounted the first U.S. museum exhibition of Ghenie's work.

Nayland Blake - What Wont Wreng - Matthew Marks Gallery
Through April 20, 2013 - New York

Blake's newest work is produced with a combination of found and made objects.

Al Held: Alphabet Paintings - Cheim & Read
Through April 20, 2013 - New York

Seven monumental paintings, dating from 1961-67, by New York painter Al Held (1928-2005).

Rita Ackermann - Negative Muscle - Hauser & Wirth
Through April 20, 2013 - New York

Darren Almond - Hemispheres and Continents - Matthew Marks Gallery
Through April 20, 2013 - New York

Sixteen photographs made between 2002 and 2012 on all seven continents. The photographs are part of Almond's Fullmoon series, made at night, with exposures lasting between 15 and 60 minutes allowing the light of the full moon to illuminate massive ice shelves, African micro-climates and Japanese meadows in full bloom.

Daniel Turner - Franklin Parrasch Gallery
Through April 20, 2013 - New York

An eponymous exhibition of new works by the artist (b. 1983). Central to Turner's work is the synthesis of ideas through a stark economy of means - the breaking down of materials, and of function from form. Turner has shaped an environment which sustainedly contains ambiguous scenarios within itself. These environments seem to suggest a precarious situation which they never actually realize.

The Shaping of New Visions: Photography, Film, Photobook - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through April 21, 2013 - Midtown

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

Zarina: Paper Like Skin - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through April 21, 2013 - New York

The exhibition Zarina: Paper Like Skin, organized by Allegra Pesenti, Curator, Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, travels to the Guggenheim Museum as part of its international tour. This retrospective of Indian-born American artist Zarina Hashmi is the first major exploration of the artist's career, charting a developmental arc from her work in the 1960s to the present and includes many seminal works from the late 1960s and early 1970s, woodblock prints, etchings and lithographs, and a small selection of related sculptures in bronze and cast paper. The Guggenheim's recent acquisition of 20 works from a major series of pin drawings from 1975 to 1977 serves as a fulcrum for the New York presentation, which is conceived in close collaboration with the artist. An exhibition catalogue provides insights into her life and work. The New York presentation is organized by Sandhini Poddar, Associate Curator, Asian Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

Chinasaurs: Dinosaur Discoveries from China - Bruce Museum
Through April 21, 2013 - Greenwich

This exhibition features skeletons, skulls, nests and eggs of more than a dozen rare Asian dinosaurs, some highlighting new evidence of the close relationship between birds and dinosaurs. January 26, 2013-April 21, 2013.

Identity: An Exhibition of You! - Connecticut Science Center
Through April 21, 2013 - Hartford

Each visitor's own identity is front and center. The personalized experience allows you to look at your own fingerprints, see your personality as a musical spectrum, investigate where your brain stores your identity, map your social connections, and throughout the exhibition, see yourself from new perspectives: your future self, your symmetrical self, and yourself as a new gender or ethnicity. January 18, 2013-April 21, 2013.

African Penguins - Maritime Aquarium
Through April 21, 2013 - Norwalk

Back for a celebratory but brief encore, a small exhibit of Africa penguins will be on special display for two months. They waddle comically on land but swim gracefully in the water, all while dressed semi-formally in black-and-white attire. And they're not all from the South Pole. African penguins actually are native to temperate South Africa. Come learn more about these birds, whose conservation status is listed as vulnerable. Penguin encounters are are available for an additional fee.

The Path of Nature: French Paintings from the Wheelock Whitney Collection, 1785-1850 - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through April 21, 2013 - New York

In 2003 the Metropolitan Museum acquired a significant group of paintings spanning a key period in European history, beginning with the advent of the French Revolution and concluding with the reign of Louis-Philippe. Assembled by the New York connoisseur Wheelock Whitney between 1972 and 2000, this collection reveals a rich tradition of painting out of doors nearly a century before Impressionism, thus amplifying the role of the natural world as a source of inspiration to artists on the cusp of the modern epoch. This exhibition of fifty paintings is the first to be devoted entirely to the Whitney collection and includes examples by numerous painters who are thought to be represented in no other American museum.

Drawing Surrealism - Morgan Library & Museum
Through April 21, 2013 - New York

Bringing together more than 160 works on paper by such iconic artists as Salvador Dali, Max Ernst, Leonora Carrington, and Joan Miro, this is the first major exhibition to explore the central role of drawing in surrealism, one of the most important movements in twentieth-century art. Once considered a minor medium, drawing became a predominant means of expression and innovation among surrealist artists in the first half of the twentieth century, resulting in a rich array of graphic techniques including automatic drawing, collage, decalcomania, exquisite corpse, and frottage.

The Orchid Show - New York Botanical Garden
Through April 22, 2013 - Bronx

The 11th annual exhibition celebrates this storied flower in all its amazing forms with thousands of brilliantly colored orchids. The largest exhibition of its kind in the United States also offers insight into caring for orchids, music from around the world, and a gorgeous setting for evening cocktails. Elaborate and kaleidoscopic displays throughout the galleries of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory explode with orchids in an amazing array of colors, shapes, sizes, and textures. Tens of thousands of blooms--blue and purple vandas, green and yellow cymbidiums, delicate pink and white moth orchids, and more--stand out amid stately palms and exotic tropical leaves. This year The Orchid Show is designed by Francisca P. Coelho, Vivian and Edward Merrin Vice President for Glasshouses and Exhibitions at the Garden. Coehlho is best known for her plantsmanship and key role in the design and development of high-profile shows in the Conservatory.

Tony Hawk / Rad Science - New York Hall of Science
Through April 22, 2013 - Corona

Find out how the physics of gravity, force, velocity and balance make radical tricks possible in action sports in this program that runs through April 22. Children under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

German Expressionism 1900-1930: Masterpieces from the Neue Galerie Collection - Neue Galerie
Through April 22, 2013 - New York

The Neue Galerie presents important works of German Expressionism from its permanent collection. The exhibition examines themes of primitivism and modernity, two poles of Expressionism that artists employed to free themselves from the academic conventions of the 19th century.

German & Austrian Decorative Arts from Jugendstil to the Bauhaus: The Harry C. Sigman Gift - Neue Galerie
Through April 22, 2013 - New York

Featuring over 100 works of German and Austrian decorative arts from Los Angeles-based attorney and collector Harry C. Sigman.

The Orchid Show - The New York Botanical Garden
Through April 22, 2013 - Bronx

The 11th annual exhibition celebrates this storied flower in all its amazing forms with thousands of brilliantly colored orchids. The largest exhibition of its kind in the United States also offers insight into caring for orchids, music from around the world, and a gorgeous setting for evening cocktails. Elaborate and kaleidoscopic displays throughout the galleries of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory explode with orchids in an amazing array of colors, shapes, sizes, and textures. Tens of thousands of blooms -- blue and purple vandas, green and yellow cymbidiums, delicate pink and white moth orchids, and more -- stand out amid stately palms and exotic tropical leaves. This year, The Orchid Show is designed by Francisca P. Coelho, Vivian and Edward Merrin Vice President for Glasshouses and Exhibitions at the Garden. Coehlho is best known for her plantsmanship and key role in the design and development of high profile shows in the Conservatory. There will be demonstrations, Q&A's, guided tours, lectures, evening events, and classes. An All-Garden Pass includes admission to the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, Everett Children's Adventure Garden, Rock Garden, Tram Tour, and more. Through April 22.

Orchid Care Demonstrations - The New York Botanical Garden
Through April 22, 2013 - Bronx

A series of hands-on demonstrations shows you how to grow and care for orchids at home. Topics vary each weekend and cover the most frequently asked questions on topics such as Potting and Dividing Orchids, Basic Orchid Care, and Fragrant Orchids.

Music from the World of Orchids - The New York Botanical Garden
Through April 22, 2013 - Bronx

Orchids intrigue and inspire people in every country and culture. Enjoy a selection of music from around the world as different artists play popular tunes from a featured continent each weekend.

The Orchid Show Q&A - The New York Botanical Garden
Through April 22, 2013 - Bronx

Garden guides highlight parts of the permanent collection and special exhibition to add insight to your experience of The Orchid Show.

The Orchid Show - Guided Tours - The New York Botanical Garden
Through April 22, 2013 - Bronx

Tour The Orchid Show with an expert guide who will provide an in-depth look at rare and extraordinary orchid specimens. Meet in the Palms of the World Gallery in the Conservatory. Through April 22.

Kandinsky 1911-1913 - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through April 25, 2013 - New York

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

Benjamin Swett - New York City of Trees - Arsenal Gallery
Through April 26, 2013 - New York

We know that trees improve living conditions in cities by filtering and cooling the air, absorbing excess rainwater, and making neighborhoods more attractive. But little has been said about the importance of trees as keepers of a city's past. In this collection of personal narratives, historical observations, and color photographs, Benjamin Swett focuses on trees with stories to tell, adding a warm and welcome outlook that is unique to the city and its cosmopolitan character. The stories of these trees from all five boroughs -- some dating back to the Revolutionary era and before -- link the living with the past in an unusual, engaging way.

Songwoot Kaewvisit - Golden Grain - Tally Beck Contemporary
Through April 26, 2013 - New York

The Thai artist's first solo exhibition in New York, featuring five new paintings from Kaewvisit's Golden Grain series and two large-scale canvases from his Snake Oil series.

William Klein: Paintings, Etc. - Howard Greenberg Gallery
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of rarely seen photographs and paintings by artist William Klein -- one of the leading photographers of the postwar era as well as an influential filmmaker, painter, and graphic artist -- unveiling his early paintings and experiments in photography spanning nearly half a century from the 1940s through 1990.

American People, Black Light: Faith Ringgold (1960s) - ACA Galleries
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

A traveling exhibition, organized by the Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY.

Ed Ruscha - Books & Co. - Gagosian Gallery
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

Ed Ruscha's publication of artist books beginning in the early 1960s had a profound effect on other contemporary artists. Bruce Nauman's Burning Small Fires (1969) was the first of many books directly influenced by and in conversation with Ruscha's publications; in this case Ruscha's Various Small Fires and Milk (1964), a book featuring documentary-like photographs of matches, a smoking pipe, and other forms of fire. The opening of Ed Ruscha Books & Co. will coincide with the release of MIT Press's Various Small Books: Referencing Small Books by Ed Ruscha (2013) and will feature over one hundred artist books by Ruscha and numerous others, showcasing Ruscha's lasting impact along with those he has inspired.

Diego Perrone - Scultura che non sia conchiglia non canta - Casey Kaplan Gallery
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

Barings in America - An Interactive Investment Experience - Museum of American Finance
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

Barings Bank provided financial backing in the US from the nation's beginning through the industrial revolution. This exhibition explores five of the firm's US investments, some good and some bad. Barings chose to invest in the fledgling government and its industry. Would you have done the same?

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

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

Blues for Smoke - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through April 28, 2013 - New York

An interdisciplinary exhibition that explores a wide range of contemporary art through the lens of the blues and the blues aesthetic. Turning to the blues not simply as a musical category but as a field of artistic sensibilities and cultural idioms, the exhibition features works by nearly fifty artists from the 1950s to the present, as well as materials culled from music and popular entertainment. Blues for Smoke was conceived and developed by Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art curator Bennett Simpson, in consultation with the artist Glenn Ligon. The New York installation is being overseen by Whitney curator Chrissie Iles.

Raw/Cooked: Marela Zacarias - Brooklyn Museum
Through April 28, 2013 - Brooklyn

The seventh exhibition in the Raw/Cooked series, titled Supple Beat, presents the work of Gowanus-based artist Marela Zacarias. Recommended by Ramirez Jonas, Zacarias has created four site-specific sculptural works inspired by the Williamsburg Murals, uniting her interests in abstract forms, the history of objects, and urban renewal. Her large-scale pieces appear to be climbing the walls of the Museum's first-floor lobby and Great Hall, interacting with the architecture as if they were murals come to life. Zacarias draws on the concept of resilience implied by the Williamsburg Murals and explores the idea of bouncing back from adversity, relating to the history of the public housing project for which the murals were commissioned and the history of the works themselves. She constructs her unique sculptural forms from window screens and joint compound, which she then paints with original patterns. In Supple Beat, Zacarias's patterns are inspired by the related murals-- unique color palettes and geometric forms. Born and raised in Mexico City, Zacarias has painted more than thirty large-scale public murals. She holds an MFA from Hunter College.

Marcel Proust and Swann's Way: 100th Anniversary - Morgan Library & Museum
Through April 28, 2013 - New York

Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time is one of the most influential and ambitious literary works of all time. The Morgan celebrates the 1913 publication of the first of its seven volumes, Swann's Way, with a fascinating selection of the author's notebooks, preliminary drafts, galley-proofs, and other documents from the collection of the Bibliotheque nationale de France. The works on display will provide unique insight into Proust's creative process and the birth of his masterpiece. Also on view will be period postcards with depictions of Illiers, which served as the inspiration for Proust's fictional town Combray, and Paris. Several letters between Proust and his mother, Jeanne, from the Morgan's collection, will be included.

Julie Buffalohead: Let the Show Begin - National Museum of the American Indian
Through April 28, 2013 - New York

Julie Buffalohead (Ponca) uses the iconography of childhood to explore deeper themes of storytelling, motherhood, and identity in this exhibition of her recent paintings. Soft and cuddly toy animals come to life in her work, but this sweet surface disguises the less pretty realities of parenting such as pain and worry. Buffalohead also uses these characters to attack stereotypes about Native people, exposing their artificiality by staging them as a child's game.

Edvard Munch: The Scream - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through April 29, 2013 - New York

Edvard Munch's iconic The Scream (1895), among the most celebrated and recognized images in art history, will be on view at The Museum of Modern Art for a period of six months. Of the four versions of The Scream made by Munch between 1893 and 1910, this pastel-on-board from 1895 is the only one remaining in private hands; the three other versions are in the collections of museums in Norway. The Scream is being lent by a private collector.

Modernist Art from India - Radical Terrain - Rubin Museum of Art
Through April 29, 2013 - New York

Radical Terrain is the final exhibition of a three-part series Modernist Art from India, that examines art from post-independence India. Radical Terrain highlights the diverse explorations of landscape in Indian art after independence, showing how landscape was a means for artists to come to terms with the vastness of India as a new nation. Also featured will be new work by international contemporary artists currently working in landscape, to be introduced during the exhibition.

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

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

Wacky Tuesday - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through April 30, 2013 - Crown Heights

Kids under 5 explore art, science, and culture in a wacky, fun, and exciting way.

Little Scientists - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through April 30, 2013 - Crown Heights

Kids under 5 investigate the world of natural science with hands-on activities.

Tales for Tots - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through April 30, 2013 - Crown Heights

Travel to far away places in your imagination by listening to tales from around the world.

Space Shuttle Enterprise: A Pioneer - Intrepid Sea Air & Space Museum
Through April 30, 2013 - New York

"Space Shuttle Enterprise: A Pioneer" -- a new exhibition that explores the history of Enterprise and its critical role in the development of the space shuttle -- will open to the public on Thursday, January 17 at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, located at Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue) in Manhattan. "Space Shuttle Enterprise: A Pioneer" introduces Enterprise with compelling artifacts of the era -- such as space shuttle cockpit instruments, a flight helmet and model orbiters -- as well as archival images and video clips to illustrate the history and significance of the prototype orbiter. The exhibition celebrates the pilots and engineers who contributed to the Enterprise story in addition to the technological innovations that helped to make it an icon of the space program. This exhibition will also include photographs crowd sourced from the public who have documented Enterprise's journey from its origins in the 1970s to its expedition to the Intrepid Museum last spring. The exhibition will be open to the public through Spring 2013. In April 2012, the space shuttle Enterprise arrived in New York City and in July 2012, Enterprise joined the collection of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in a temporary, climate-controlled Space Shuttle Pavilion on the Flight Deck. However in late October, Hurricane Sandy damaged the pavilion, and as a result, Enterprise itself is not currently on public display. The exhibition is free with the price of admission to the museum. The museum is currently offering a Gift of Intrepid "buy one, get one free" promotion through February 15, 2013. The special social media offer is available to those who are Facebook fans of the Museum or those who follow the museum on Twitter. Visitors must print and bring with them the special coupon posted. For more information, visit www.intrepidmuseum.org.

Introduction to Birdwatching - Prospect Park Audubon Center
Through May 01, 2013 - Flatbush

Explore the Park's natural areas and learn how to look for amazing birds. Take a tour and learn about the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Nyack Winter Farmer's Market - Nyack Center
Through May 02, 2013 - Nyack

Farm market fans have no fear, the Nyack market is moving indoors for the winter. Familiar vendors from the summer market will be on hand each Thursday through May 2 selling locally-produced food, wine, baked goods, and more.

Ultimate Fitness for Kids with Special Needs - 14th Street Y
Through May 03, 2013 - East Village

A total body fitness class for kids ages 10-14 who are on the autism spectrum. Kids will learn how to exercise in a safe and fun way. The Ultimate Fitness program encourages a supportive atmosphere through a variety of exercises designed to increase physical fitness and promote teamwork. Activities include obstacle courses, exercise circuits, relay races, and lots of fun, team-related games. This class is part of the 14th Street Y's Kol Program, which hosts several weekend classes for kids with special needs. The program is geared for children on the high-functioning end of the autistic spectrum and children with communication and language delays. For more information or to receive an application, contact Amanda Kayam at [email protected] or 646-395-4339.

Works from MoCCA and SI Permanent Collection - Society of Illustrators
Through May 04, 2013 - New York

Featuring works from the collections of the Society of Illustrators and the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art.

Treasures from the Vault - Morgan Library & Museum
Through May 05, 2013 - New York

From Mozart to Machiavelli, there is always something fascinating to explore in the Morgan's historic McKim building. From January 15 to May 5, thirty works from the Morgan's exceptional collections of medieval manuscripts, printed books and bindings, private letters and correspondence, and original music will be on view. Highlights include such treasures as a letter from J. R. R. Tolkien containing his commentary on the creation and critical reception of The Hobbit; a magnificent twelfth-century illuminated manuscript depicting the life, passion, and miracles of St. Edmund; Percy Bysshe Shelley's On Life manuscript; and Beethoven's Tenth Violin Sonata in G Major. The Morgan's important holdings of Americana are represented by a letter from Alexander Hamilton to Martha Washington upon the death of her husband, and a volume of Edward Curtis's monumental The North American Indian, a photographic project funded in part by Pierpont Morgan.

Seismic Shifts: 10 Visionaries in Contemporary Art and Architecture - National Academy of Design Museum and School of Fine Arts
Through May 05, 2013 - New York

Featuring works by Nick Cave, Bill Viola, Thornton Dial, Tom Friedman, Vik Muniz, Kate Orff, Betye Saar, and others, highlighting some of the most important artists of today, known for challenging conventions.

The 2013 Annual - National Academy of Design Museum and School of Fine Arts
Through May 05, 2013 - New York

A tradition at the Academy since its founding in 1826, the exhibition includes work by recently elected Academy members and highlights their important contribution to American culture.

The Dream Continues: Photographs of Martin Luther King Murals by Vergara - New-York Historical Society
Through May 05, 2013 - New York

Since the 1970s Camilo Vergara has been traveling across the United States photographing and thus documenting hand-painted murals of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as they appeared on the walls of establishments such as car repair shops, barbershops, and fast food restaurants in city streets and alley ways. The folk art portraits have expressed how the inner-city residents saw the slain civil rights leader--at times a statesman, a hero, a visionary, or a martyr. Vergara also discovered that these images were often based on iconic photographs of Dr. King but that, depending upon the neighborhood where they were created, the portraits could take on the likeness of Latinos, Native Americans, or Asians.

Roman Vishniac Rediscovered - International Center of Photography
Through May 05, 2013 - New York

Roman Vishniac Rediscovered brings together four decades of work by an extraordinarily versatile and innovative photographer for the first time. Vishniac (1897-1990) created the most widely recognized and reproduced photographic record of Jewish life in Eastern Europe between the two World Wars. These celebrated photographs were taken on assignment for the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, the world's largest Jewish relief organization, from 1935–38, yet this exhibition follows the photographer's long and accomplished career from the early 1920s through the 1950s.This exhibition introduces recently discovered and radically diverse new bodies of work by Vishniac, and repositions his iconic photographs of Eastern Europe within the broader tradition of 1930s commissioned social documentary photography. The exhibition is organized by ICP Adjunct Curator Maya Benton.

We Went Back: Photographs from Europe 1933-1956 by Chim - International Center of Photography
Through May 05, 2013 - New York

This retrospective exhibition traces the development of Chim's career as an intellectually engaged photojournalist, placing his life and work in the broader context of 1930s-50s photography and European politics. Born Dawid Szymin in Warsaw, Chim (who after WWII published under the name David Seymour) began his career in 1933 photographing for leftist magazines in Paris. In 1936, along with his friends Robert Capa and Gerda Taro, Chim traveled to Spain to photograph the civil war in support of the Republican side, publishing regularly in all the major European and American picture magazines. Chim was an astute observer of 20th-century European political affairs, workers' rights, and culture, from the beginnings of the antifascist struggle to the rebuilding of countries ravaged by World War II. The exhibition will showcase over 120 mainly vintage black-and white and color prints, publications in which his work originally appeared, contact sheets, and personal material. The exhibition is organized by ICP Curator Cynthia Young.

Attack of the Bloodsuckers! - Long Island Children's Museum
Through May 05, 2013 - Garden City

Explore the science of what's eating you in this skin-crawling exhibition. Examine the what, why, when and how of mosquitoes, fleas, ticks, leeches and other parasites known as sanguinivores (creatures that eat blood). Learn why bloodsuckers are important to the ecosystem and how to keep them out of your system. Attack of the Bloodsuckers! offer visitors the chance to look a real leech in the mouth; pull off your socks and test your bug-appealing foot odor; receive a big hug from a giant, inflating tick; get itchy and knotty with the life-size game of "Twitcher" - a buggy variation on the game Twister. This exhibition runs through May 5, 2013.

Projects 99: Meiro Koizumi - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through May 06, 2013 - New York

Working in video and performance, Meiro Koizumi (Japanese, b. 1976) has built a compelling body of work that deals with power dynamics on scales from the familial to the national, and examines questions of political and psychological control. Implicating himself, his performers, and the viewer through choreographed emotional manipulations, Koizumi creates works that straddle the uncomfortable and indefinable line between cruelty and comedy. His first solo museum presentation in the United States, Projects 99 includes a selection of earlier projects, as well as Defect in Vision (2011), Meiro's most ambitious and accomplished project to date. Probing the idea of blindness -- both philosophical and physical -- the piece is projected on two sides of a single screen, preventing the viewer from taking in both views at once. The action follows two performers who repeatedly enact a domestic scene set during World War II. While staged in the historical past, the scene's portent of impending catastrophe has taken on a new relevance following the Fukushima nuclear disaster, in a work that is incisive, thought-provoking, and visually lush.

Charting Fluxus: George Maciunas's Ambitious Art History - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through May 06, 2013 - Midtown

Fluxus was an international network of artists active in the 1960s and 1970s. Through the tireless efforts of its founder George Maciunas, Fluxus presented festivals and concerts and distributed artists' multiples, which Maciunas fabricated in his Soho loft. Collective, performative, anti-institutional, and irreverent, Fluxus sought to bridge the gaps between different artistic mediums and between art and life.

Gutai: Splendid Playground - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through May 08, 2013 - New York

As part of the Guggenheim's Asian Art Program, the museum presents North America's first museum exhibition devoted to Gutai, the most influential artists' collective and artistic movement in postwar Japan and one of the most important international avant-garde movements of the 1950s and 1960s. Organized thematically and chronologically to explore Gutai's inventive approach to materials, process, and performativity, the exhibition explores the group's radical experimentation across a range of media and styles and demonstrates how individual artists pushed the limits of what art could be in a postatomic age. The spectrum of works includes painting, experimental performance and film, indoor and outdoor installation art, sound art, interactive or "playful" art, light art, and Kinetic art. The exhibition comprises some 120 objects by 25 artists on loan from museum and private collections in Japan, the United States, and Europe, and offers new scholarship, especially on so-called late Gutai works that date from 1965 to 1972. Gutai: Splendid Playground is organized by Ming Tiampo, Associate Professor of Art History, Carleton University, Ottawa, and Alexandra Munroe, Samsung Senior Curator of Asian Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. This exhibition is supported in part by The Japan Foundation and the Dedalus Foundation, Inc. The Leadership Committee for Gutai: Splendid Playground is gratefully acknowledged for its support.

The Comic Art of Harvey Kurtzman - Society of Illustrators
Through May 11, 2013 - New York

This retrospective, curated by Monte Beauchamp (founder, editor, and designer of BLABWORLD, an anthology of painting, illustration, print making, and sequential art) and pioneering underground cartoonist, writer, editor, and publisher Denis Kitchen presents many rare artifacts and original art culled from private collections and the Kurtzman estate.

Framed: Step into Art - Stepping Stones Museum
Through May 12, 2013 - Norwalk

Children can enter the framework of famous paintings and experience art by as they physically enter a scene and are encouraged to interpret, express and connect with art. They can ride a giant chicken attached to a wagon, set up a camp in the Canadian Rockies, prepare dinner for a group of hungry farmers. They can become an art gallery director, selecting and exhibiting art in their own gallery, as well as explore the exhibit through Art Hunt Cards. The exhibit was produced by the Minnesota Children's Museum for the members of the Youth Museum Exhibit Collaborative (YMEC). Through May 12, 2013.

Degas, Miss La La, and the Cirque Fernando - Morgan Library & Museum
Through May 12, 2013 - New York

For several successive evenings in January 1879, Edgar Degas (1834-1917) attended performances at the Cirque Fernando by one of the most famous circus performers of his time, an aerialist known as Miss La La. For her extraordinary act, Miss La La was slowly hoisted nearly seventy feet into the circus's domed roof, suspended solely from a rope clenched between her teeth. Degas produced a number of studies of the performer and the circus building--drawings, pastels, and an oil sketch--before creating his celebrated painting, Miss La La at the Cirque Fernando. The exhibition brings together for the first time Degas's remarkable painting, on loan from the National Gallery, London, and nearly all of the related preparatory works. Also on view will be images of the Cirque Fernando by Degas's contemporaries, photographs of Miss La La and her troupe, and posters and other printed material.

Tim Lee: In Focus - Asia Society and Museum
Through May 12, 2013 - New York

Made specifically for the Asia Society, artist Tim Lee's Blowin' in the Wind, Bob Dylan, 1963, an interactive multimedia installation, is meant to function as a karaoke pavilion in which the audience is invited to sing along to the accompaniment of the artist's guitar cover of Dylan's iconic folk anthem. The participatory exhibition is meant to provoke a thoughtful consideration of how our understanding of a situation is often relative to our own personal experiences.

Preschool Playgroup - Kirkbride Hall
Through May 14, 2013 - Stony Point

Parents with pre-schoolers are invited to this weekly playgroup, which meets most Tuesdays (skips March 26) through May 14. Kirkbride Hall is a gymnasium with plenty of space for kids to run, jump, dance or otherwise have fun.

Preschool Playgroup - Kirkbride Hall
Through May 15, 2013 - Stony Point

Parents with pre-schoolers are invited to this weekly playgroup, which meets most Wednesdays (skips March 27) through May 15. Kirkbride Hall is a gymnasium with plenty of space for kids to run, jump, dance or otherwise have fun.

Mamaroneck Indoor Winter Farmers' Market - St. Thomas Episcopal Church - Heathcote Hall
Through May 18, 2013 - Mamaroneck

Farm-fresh foods from local vendors. The Mamaroneck Winter Farmers Market will be held indoors during the cold winter days, and move out to St. Thomas Church parking lot in the warmer days of spring. Down to Earth Markets has confirmed the following vendors for the 2013 season: Amazing Real Live Food Company (day vendor), American Pride Seafood, Bombay Emerald Chutney Company, Dr. Pickle, Feather Ridge Farm, Flourish Baking Company, Gaia's Breath Farm, Gajeski Produce, Maura & Nuccia, Meredith's Country Bakery, Orchards of Concklin, Orwashers Bakery, Red Barn Bakery, Stone & Thistle Farm, and Tierra Farm. Saturdays, 9am-1pm, through May 18.

Katie Goodman in 'I Didn't F It Up' - Stage 72
Through May 18, 2013 - New York

Tackling spicy and often off-limits subjects like MILF’s, teen abstinence, and drunk-dialing Obama, Katie somehow manages to be charming yet challenging. A liberal through and through, Katie knows how to poke fun at conservatives, but also calling out the Dems. Songs like her Tea Party spoof platform called, “I Ain’t Funding That Shit,” hit hard and hilarious. The number one comment after shows from audience members is that their cheeks hurt from laughing so hard. Political AND personal, Katie’s motherhood debacles pepper the show with a self-deprecating look into her parenting flubs and foibles. Pulling it all together with the theme of not being the one who screwed up the world we inherited, she makes a good case for how to un-screw it up, and her humor might just be one of the ways.

Arty Facts - Brooklyn Museum
Through May 19, 2013 - Prospect Heights

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

Superreal: Alternative Realities in Photography and Video - El Museo Del Barrio
Through May 19, 2013 - New York

This exhibition explores the layered meaning and interpretation of the real as represented through photography and video. Drawing on the presentation of the landscape, the human figure, the world of architecture, objects and natural phenomena, the works in this exhibition explore alternative realities.

The Panoramic River: the Hudson and the Thames - Hudson River Museum
Through May 19, 2013 - Yonkers

In the late 18th century, British artists developed the large-scale panorama, which became a popular form of entertainment in Europe and the United States. The Hudson River Museum's exhibition, "The Panoramic River: the Hudson and the Thames," explores the panoramic vista as the ideal expression for a new, all-embracing way of seeing the landscape that influenced how the public and artists perceived it as well. By the early 19th century, painters such as Robert Havell Jr. worked to express this panoramic perspective in their choice and depiction of vistas. Havell and other artists in the exhibition such as Thomas Cole, Jasper Cropsey, and John Kensett, favored the chain of cities, suburbs, and countryside along these two rivers, where horizontal planes and historical associations gave form to both artistic and cultural expression. "The Panoramic River" features loans from museums, galleries, and private collections. Museums lending paintings include: Baltimore Museum of Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Fenimore Art Museum, The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College; Maryland State Archives; Metropolitan Museum of Art; The New-York Historical Society; and Princeton University Art Museum. "The Panoramic River" is organized by Hudson River Museum co-curators Bartholomew Bland, Director of Curatorial Affairs, and Laura Vookles, Chief Curator of Collections. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue with additional essays by Pat Hardy, Curator of Paintings, Prints and Drawings, Museum of London, and Geoff Snell, Doctoral Student, University of Sussex and the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, England. The exhibition and the accompanying catalogue have been made possible by a generous grant from the Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz Foundation for the Arts, Inc. On view through May 19, 2013.

Piero della Francesca in America - Frick Collection
Through May 19, 2013 - New York

Revered in his own time as a 'monarch' of painting, Piero della Francesca (1411/13-1492) is acknowledged today as a founding figure of the Italian Renaissance. In early 2013, The Frick Collection will present the first monographic exhibition in the United States dedicated to the artist. It brings together seven works by Piero della Francesca, including six panels from the Saint' Agostino altarpiece -- the largest number from this masterwork ever reassembled. They will be joined by the Virgin and Child Enthroned with Attendant Angels, his only intact altarpiece in this country. Piero della Francesca in America is organized by the Frick's Andrew W. Mellon Fellow and guest curator Nathaniel Silver.

Audubon's Aviary: Part I of the Complete Flock - New-York Historical Society
Through May 19, 2013 - New York

To celebrate the sesquicentennial of the New-York Historical Society's purchase of the Audubon avian watercolors and the the release of the lavishly illustrated book Audubon's Aviary: The Original Watercolors for "The Birds of America"―published by the New-York Historical Society and Skira/Rizzoli and winner of a 2013 New York Book Show Award--the New-York Historical Society plans a sweeping three-part exhibition to showcase every masterpiece from its unparalleled collection of John James Audubon's preparatory watercolor models for the sumptuous double-elephant-folio print edition of The Birds of America (1827-38). Over three years Audubon's Aviary: The Complete Flock (Parts I-III), will feature all 474 stunning avian watercolors by Audubon in the collection, alongside engaging state-of-the-art media installations that will provide a deeper understanding of the connection between art and nature.

Jake Talks - Rockland World Radio
Through May 20, 2013 - Nyack

The JCC is seeking local teens for its weekly internet radio show, Jake Talks. Students will cover news and "hot topics" while having fun and learning the ins and outs of radio broadcasting. The show airs live each Monday at 5pm. Hear the show at rocklandworldradio.com. Listeners can call in to share their views by dialing 845-353-2910. Interested participants should contact Cathie Izen at [email protected], 845-362-4400 extension 103. Each Monday through May 20.

No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through May 22, 2013 - New York

The Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative identifies and supports a network of curators and artists from South and Southeast Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East and North Africa in a comprehensive five-year program involving curatorial residencies, acquisitions for the Guggenheim's collection, international touring exhibitions, and far-reaching educational activities. The first exhibition, No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia, organized by June Yap, Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator, South and Southeast Asia, will open at the Guggenheim Museum on February 22, 2013. The exhibition focuses on the artistic practices and cultural traditions of that region, which includes Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and India. The artworks in the exhibition, along with others acquired as part of Guggenheim UBS MAP, will enter the Guggenheim's permanent collection under the auspices of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Purchase Fund.

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

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

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

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

Manolo Valdes Monumental Sculptures - The New York Botanical Garden
Through May 26, 2013 - Bronx

Drawing inspiration from the natural landscape of the Botanical Garden, seven towering sculptures by acclaimed Spanish artist Manolo Valdes showcase the relationship between art and nature.

Jazz for Kids - Jazz Standard
Through May 26, 2013 - Gramercy

The Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra (JSYO), which includes about 25 talented musicians between the ages of 11 and 18, burns through jazz classics while listeners enjoys Blue Smoke's brunch menu (lunch menu, kids menu, and full bar are also available). Jazz Standard donates $1 from each kid's menu item sold to Spoons Across America.

Artist and Visionary: William Matthew Prior Revealed - American Folk Art Museum
Through May 26, 2013 - New York

Organized by the Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, New York, this exhibition includes more than 40 oil paintings spanning William Matthew Prior's career from 1824 to 1856. Through his pragmatic marketing strategy, Prior was able to document the faces of middle-class Americans throughout his lifetime, making art accessible to a previously overlooked group. A versatile artist, Prior is well known not only for the skill and range of his technique but for the diversity of his sitters. Prior's involvement with Millerism (early Adventism) was instrumental in his personal development as well as providing access to new clients, including many African Americans.

Women's Studies - American Folk Art Museum
Through May 26, 2013 - New York

The late twentieth century has seen great strides for women working within visual mediums, yet the male gaze persists as the primary perspective from which women are considered -- and thus perceived - in film and art. This exhibition presents drawings and photographs of women by four self-taught artists from the1940s through the late twentieth century, two male, two female. Eugene Von Bruenchenhein, Paul D. Humphrey, Nellie Mae Rowe, and Inez Nathaniel Walker offer four very different approaches that raise questions of intent, portrayal, and self-identity: Are the portraits acts of creation or acts of documentation, mimesis or wish fulfillment? Are self-taught artists immune from the pervasive male gaze of mainstream artmaking spheres, or do they reflect a gender divide that still runs deeply within American society?

Fine Lines: American Drawings from the Brooklyn Museum - Brooklyn Museum
Through May 26, 2013 - Brooklyn

Fine Lines: American Drawings from the Brooklyn Museum presents a selection of over 100 of the finest, rarely seen drawings and sketchbooks from the Museum's world-renowned collection of American art. Produced between 1768 and 1945 in a wide range of media (including graphite, pen and ink, crayon, charcoal, and pastel), the featured objects represent a variety of iconographies, styles, and practices in the history of American graphic arts. More than seventy artists are represented, including Winslow Homer, Thomas Eakins, John Singer Sargent, Edward Hopper, and Marsden Hartley. The exhibition is organized into six thematic sections, examining portraiture, nudes, the clothed figure, narrative subjects, and natural and urban environments. It is accompanied by a scholarly catalogue including interpretive essays, illustrated catalogue entries, and a selected bibliography.

NYC 1993: Experimental, Jet Set, Trash and No Star - New Museum
Through May 26, 2013 - New York

"NYC 1993" looks at art made and exhibited in New York over the course of one year, providing a synchronic panorama in which established artists and emerging figures of the time are presented alongside the work of authors whose influence has since faded from the discussion.

Ashe to Amen: African Americans and Biblical Imagery - Museum of Biblical Art
Through May 26, 2013 - New York

The remarkable wealth and breadth of African American artists' interpretations of Biblical stories and traditions in historic and contemporary art is the subject of a loan exhibition investigating the ever-shifting intersections and crossroads of aesthetics and belief. Themes that recur throughout Ashe to Amen include creation, revelation, faith, liberation, and identity.

Reaching Out - American Bible Society and the African American Community - Museum of Biblical Art
Through May 26, 2013 - New York

An exhibit tracing American Bible Society's relationship with the African American community built through Bible publication and distribution.

The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter! - American Museum of Natural History
Through May 27, 2013 - New York

The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter!, a perennial favorite visited by millions of children and adults, returns to the American Museum of Natural History. This popular winter attraction invites visitors to mingle with up to 500 iridescent butterflies fluttering among blooming tropical flowers and lush green vegetation inside a free-standing, balmy, 1,200-square-foot enclosure.

WWII & NYC - New-York Historical Society
Through May 27, 2013 - Upper West Side

When World War II broke out, New York was a cosmopolitan, heavily immigrant city, whose people had real stakes in the war and strongly held opinions. WWII & NYC will explore the impact of the war on the metropolis, which played a critical role in the national war effort, and how the city was forever changed.

NIGHTWATCH: The Art of Greg Mort - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
Through May 27, 2013 - Stamford

Greg Mort, a Maryland artist with a well-established national reputation, has his eyes firmly in the sky in this selection of original artworks. Mort conveys his awe, respect, and love of nature in his artworks, which can be found at the White House, the Smithsonian Institution and in the collection of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration(NASA). February 16 - May 27, 2013.

THE PRINTS OF ETIENNE LEOPOLD TROUVELOT - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
Through May 27, 2013 - Stamford

Etienne Leopold Trouvelot (1827 ? 1895) had a career as an astronomical artist, after a disastrous career as an entomologist. He introduced the Gypsy Moth to North America accidentally, in 1869. Trouvelot?s exacting details and nuanced shading produced imagery that rivaled even the finest and most technologically advanced photographic images of the time. Today, Trouvelot?s works endure as the most detailed and meticulous illustrations of celestial phenomena ever complied. Included in the exhibition will be images as varied as the Planet Jupiter, The Great Comet of 1881 and the Partial Eclipse of the Moon.

Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through May 27, 2013 - New York

Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity will present a revealing look at the role of fashion in the works of the Impressionists and their contemporaries. Some eighty major figure paintings, seen in concert with period costumes, accessories, fashion plates, photographs, and popular prints, will highlight the vital relationship between fashion and art during the pivotal years, from the mid-1860s to the mid-1880s, when Paris emerged as the style capital of the world. With the rise of the department store, the advent of ready-made wear, and the proliferation of fashion magazines, those at the forefront of the avant-garde -- from Manet, Monet, and Renoir to Baudelaire, Mallarme, and Zola -- turned a fresh eye to contemporary dress, embracing la mode as the harbinger of la modernite. The novelty, vibrancy, and fleeting allure of the latest trends in fashion proved seductive for a generation of artists and writers who sought to give expression to the pulse of modern life in all its nuanced richness. Without rivaling the meticulous detail of society portraitists such as Tissot or Stevens or the graphic flair of fashion plates, the Impressionists nonetheless engaged similar strategies in the making (and in the marketing) of their pictures of stylish men and women that sought to reflect the spirit of their age.

10-Foot Cops - Children's Museum of Manhattan
Through May 27, 2013 - Upper West Side

The Children's Museum of Manhattan is hosting 10-Foot Cops: The NYPD's Mounted Unit, a glimpse into the history and daily lives of officers from New York City's Mounted Police Force. Opening January 26 and running through May 27, the exhibit is on loan from the New York City Police Museum, which is temporarily closed due to damage sustained from Hurricane Sandy. NYCPM will reopen in the Spring of 2013. Since its origins in the 19th century, the NYPD's Mounted Police has been regarded as one of New York City's most elite units. Unique, highly visible, and known by their colorful nickname, 10-Foot Cops, these officers are involved in all aspects of policing the city. 10-Foot Cops uses more than 40 original artifacts to explore the lives the men, women, and horses at the heart of this mounted unit. Children can have their picture taken sitting in a saddle and see uniforms, paintings, historic photographs and illustrations. The exhibit also includes a replica of a NYPD horse stable and shorts from the 1940 NYPD film "Training Police Horses" and a clip from the Department's "Inside the NYPD" from 2007. Visitors will come away with an appreciation of the training and dedication required of both police officer and horse alike from the story of the mounted unit's rich history and their continuing day-to-day policing operations in parks, on city streets and at parades and public demonstrations.

After Photoshop Manipulated Photography in the Digital Age - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through May 27, 2013 - New York

This installation explores various ways in which artists, including Nancy Burson, Filip Dujardin, Joan Fontcuberta, Beate Gutschow, and others, have used digital technology to alter the photographic image from the 1980s to the present.

Street - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through May 27, 2013 - New York

Street, a new video by the British-born artist James Nares, forms the centerpiece of this exhibition. Over the course of a week in September 2011, Nares -- a New Yorker since 1974 -- ecorded sixteen hours of footage of people on the streets of Manhattan from a moving car using a high-definition camera usually used to record fast-moving subjects such as speeding bullets and hummingbirds. He then greatly slowed his source material, editing down the results to one hour of steady, continuous motion and scoring it with music for twelve-string guitar composed and performed by his friend Thurston Moore, co-founder of Sonic Youth.

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

Stories, games and surprises for our youngest transportation fans.

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

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

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

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

Art Classes - Chroma
Through May 31, 2013 - Brooklyn

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

COUGAR, THE MUSICAL - St. Luke's Theatre
Through June 02, 2013 - New York

Cougar the Musical by Donna Moore, directed by Tony-nominated Lynne Taylor-Corbett, unleashes three divine but disillusioned women who develop a taste for hot, young men. They let their inner cougar roar and purr, finding self-love and empowerment in the process. The sexy, ferocious cast of three fabulous-over-forty women and one multi-talented boy toy sing and dance their way through a satiating range of original songs, from grinding blues, to doo-wop, to pop to "Julio" - a romantic ballad, sung to a vibrator. Starting with tonight's performance, patrons can enjoy a "Cougartini"- made with Pomegranate Juice and Vanilla Vodka. In 2013, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays only.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Takeshi Murata : Mortality - Museum of Arts & Design
Through June 04, 2013 - New York

Underlining the temporality of nostalgia, memory, and narratives crafted through cinematic pop culture, the American artist Takeshi Murata has constructed a body of animated works that explore the lifespan of moving images and their role in the shaping of shared cultural histories.

Milk & Cookies Playgroup (Mommy & Me) - The Gerrard Berman Day School - Solomon Schechter of North Jersey
Through June 05, 2013 - Oakland

The school invites mothers and their pre-schoolers to this weekly playgroup with music & movement, arts & crafts, celebrations of the Jewish holidays, and Hebrew stories. Group meets each Wednesday through June 5.

Home Ecologists - Tenafly Nature Center
Through June 06, 2013 - Tenafly

Home schooled children ages 5-12 will discover ecological and biological principles and gain an appreciation and understanding of the natural world at this monthly program, held the first Thursday of each month. Each two-hour program will consist of indoor and outdoor hands-on learning and close observations on a 380-acre living museum. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Parents can sign up for the series or just a single session. Through June 6.

Dunhuang: Buddhist Art at the Gateway of the Silk Road - China Institute Gallery
Through June 09, 2013 - Upper East Side

Dunhuang: Buddhist Art at the Gateway of the Silk Road will be on view at China Institute Gallery from Feb. 7 through June 9, 2013. The western gateway to China, Dunhuang is one of the world's most esteemed art shrines and cultural heritage sites. The exhibition will explore art and ritual practices from the golden eras of the Northern (420-589) and Tang (618-907) dynasties. Among the highlights will be objects from the art of Buddhist practice including clay sculptures, wooden figures, silk banners, molded bricks, and paper cuts. The exhibition is organized by China Institute Gallery and Dunhuang Academy under the direction of Willow Weilan Hai Chang and is curated by Fan Jinshi, Director, Dunhuang Academy.

Edo Pop: The Graphic Impact of Japanese Prints - Japan Society
Through June 09, 2013 - New York

Edo Pop playfully juxtaposes classic ukiyo-e prints from such masters as Katsushika Hokusai and Utagawa Hiroshige with contemporary works inspired by these artists and their works. Delve into alluring worlds created by the power of Edo period and contemporary popular culture in which change is the only constant.

Joan Semmel: A Lucid Eye - Bronx Museum of The Arts
Through June 09, 2013 - Bronx

Well known for the uncompromising feminist tone of her early work, Joan Semmel has turned her attention over the past decade to the process of image making. Photography has played a central role in Semmel's work since she decided to represent the figure in the early 1970s. However, Semmel's use of photography has often escaped the viewer whose attention focuses on the depicted image. In 2005, Semmel began to afford the viewer a glimpse into her method by aiming the camera towards a mirror, thus capturing the artist in the process of composing the image. Lately, using the camera and mirrors, Semmel has created a haunting series of self-portraits that evoke the passage of time. Organized by Antonio Sergio Bessa.

Face to Face - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through June 09, 2013 - SoHo

For twenty-five years, The Children's Museum of the Arts has provided children of all backgrounds the creative tools needed to promote self-expression and esteem through visual and performing arts. In celebration of its 25th anniversary, CMA is proud to present Face to Face, an exhibit that offers a fascinating exploration of self-identity through still, moving, and living portraits, as portrayed by children using traditional methods of painting and drawing as well as technology. The main exhibit will consist of 40 portraits selected from CMA's Permanent Collection of children's art from over 50 countries, dating back to the 1930's. These pieces represent a range of historical moments, cultures and medium and will be hung salon style throughout the gallery. To incorporate CMA's philosophy of hands-on art-making, the exhibit will be accompanied by a variety of interactive installations that examine the texture, shape and sound of portraits. CMA will set up hands-on stations that will encourage visitors to become part of the exhibit, including reimagined versions of a typical self-portrait station. The CMA Media Lab will also create a photo booth in which visitors can take photos that will be projected on the wall. These photos will stream into a montage that will be accessioned into the collection and will also serve as a fascinating time-lapse of the exhibit as a whole. Face to Face also offers aspiring young artists the opportunity to submit their own works for a chance to become part of the museum's Permanent Collection. CMA will accept 25 original original works, in honor of 25 years of operation, to be selected by the museum's curatorial team. One selected piece will be chosen by an online viewer's choice campaign, hosted through CMA's website and social media platforms. To explore dimension, the exhibition will include a large-scale Pin Impression Board, offering several panels for visitors to experiment with and view their face as artwork. CMA will also present their first ever Artist-At-Work station in the Fine Arts Studio. Here, guest artists will volunteer their time and allow visitors to observe them in action as they create original portraits.

Alexandre Arrechea: No Limit - Park Avenue
Through June 09, 2013 - New York

Playing on the idea of elastic architecture as a metaphor for the challenges and opportunities of shifting conditions and new realities, No Limit will present 10 massive sculptures embodying New York's most prominent buildings. Iconic landmarks represented will include: the Chrysler Building, Citicorp Center, Empire State Building, Flatiron building, Helmsley Building, MetLife Building, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower, Seagram Building, Sherry Netherland, and US Courthouse. The sculptures, which will appear to roll, wind, and spin their way down Park Avenue from 53rd to 67th Street, will reach towering heights of up to 20 feet.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Beyond the Bed: The American Quilt Evolution - Katonah Museum of Art
Through June 16, 2013 - Katonah

Quilts have evolved dramatically in form, fashion, and function during their long and distinguished history. In this exhibition Jean Burks, senior curator at the Shelburne Museum, will explore the wide range of quilts intended as bed coverings, articles of clothing, furniture accessories, wall decoration, and finally, three-dimensional room sculpture. Illustrating a variety of techniques, designs, and cultural styles, the pieces selected will showcase the work of North American quilters working from the beginning of the 19th century to the present. February 24 through June 16, 2013. Major funding for this exhibition was generously provided by The Coby Foundation.

C.Maxx Stevens: House of Memory - National Museum of the American Indian
Through June 16, 2013 - New York

C.Maxx Stevens (Seminole/Muscogee) is a visual storyteller whose deeply personal, eclectic constructions tell stories about places and people from her past. Working with "found objects" and ephemeral materials such as paper, wood and hair, her art has a dark, gritty quality that is both haunting and familiar. The selected sculpture, installation and prints in this solo exhibition address memory through cultural and personal symbols, and illustrate the complexities of the contemporary Native experience.

Born to Be Wild - Maritime Aquarium
Through June 20, 2013 - Norwalk

Academy-Award winner Morgan Freeman lends his voice to this film which follows orphaned baby orangutans and elephants, and the people who rescue and raise them for eventual release back into the wild. Through June 20, 2013.

The Last Reef: Cities Beneath the Sea - IMAX Theater, Maritime Aquarium
Through June 20, 2013 - Norwalk

Coral reefs are considered exotic, distant places with little or no connection to our everyday world. Yet every reef is a living city beneath the sea, with a parallel existence to ours. Maritime Aquarium audiences will recognize scenes from New York City as the film compares reef communities to human communities. The film?s imagery immerses audiences in reef communities, among familiar dolphins, sharks and rays but also lesser-known species, such as crocodile fish, colorful nudibranchs and delicate flatworms. January 18-June 20, 2013.

Sharks - IMAX Theater, Maritime Aquarium
Through June 20, 2013 - Norwalk

This film offers an unflinching look at the ocean's ultimate predator with an emphasis on why shark populations are dropping. A sea turtle with a British accent help make this a family-friendly show, even for the youngest members. January 18-June 20, 2013.

After School Cookies and Crafts - Hiho Batik
Through June 21, 2013 - Park Slope

Every Thursday from 4-5 pm, kids create a different craft project. Drop-in fee includes light refreshments, instruction and all materials needed. Reservations are necessary

Family Swim - Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens
Through June 22, 2013 - Astoria

Bring the family out every Saturday and make a splash at the wonderful Aquatic Center! Family swim is a great way for the family to have fun and/or exercise. Come and spend quality time together, and enjoy the water toys!

Sleeping Eros - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through June 23, 2013 - New York

The exhibition focuses on the Museum's statue of Sleeping Eros, one of the finest of the few surviving ancient bronze statues from antiquity. It will explore a number of topics associated with this work, including the issue of originals and copies in Greek and Roman sculpture, new research that suggests it is a Hellenistic bronze that was restored in antiquity, and its original function and ancient context. The exhibition will also present the cult and image of Eros before and after the development of the Sleeping Eros statue type to show its enormous influence as well as to trace the wide dispersal of the type in Roman times and its subsequent rediscovery during the Renaissance. Some forty-five works will be displayed, primarily from the Museum's collection.

'Pippi' - Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre
Through June 23, 2013 - Upper West Side

City Parks Foundation is proud to announce the encore run of its hit 2007 production, Pippi beginning January 15, 2013 at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park. More info from the press release: Pippi is a fresh retelling of the classic "Pippi Longstocking" tales by Astrid Lindgren, adapted for the stage by award winning playwright, Zakiyyah Alexander. The production features nearly two dozen, hand-made marionettes crafted by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre. In addition to the brilliant artistry of the production, kids and families will enjoy the incredible adventures of quick-witted and super-strong Pippi as she overcomes bullies and burglars, all while fending off social conventions that threaten to prevent her friends from being creative. "We welcome kids and families to enjoy this revival of 'Pippi,'" said Alison Tocci, President of City Parks Foundation. "The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre is one of the most enchanting children's theaters in the country and a perfect place to honor Astrid Lindgren, Sweden's legendary author of children's literature." Pippi is directed by Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre's Artistic Director Bruce Cannon, with original set design by Kevin Roach and a dynamic score from Darryl Kojak.

Wait, Later This Will Be Nothing: Editions by Dieter Roth - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through June 24, 2013 - Midtown

The artistic practice of Dieter Roth (Swiss, b. Germany, 1930-1998) encompassed everything from painting and sculpture to film and video, but it is arguably through his editioned works -- prints, books, and multiples -- that he made his most radical contributions. These experiments include the use of organic materials in lieu of traditional mediums, including book-sausages filled with ground paper in place of meat, and multiples of plastic toys mired in melted chocolate, as well as a dazzling array of variations on printed postcards. Wait, Later This Will Be Nothing: Editions by Dieter Roth focuses on Roth's incredibly innovative and prolific period from 1960 to 1975. The centerpiece of the exhibition is an expanded presentation of Snow (1963-69), a Roth artist's book in MoMA's collection, featuring many more pages of the book than have ever been exhibited. These pages contain a trove of insightful information about the artist's creative process and plans for other works. A selection of handmade books, miniature volumes, and the newly acquired Literaturwurst (1961-69), considered Roth's most radical experiment with the book format, will also be on view. Beginning in the late 1960s, the artist began working with chocolate, a material that became intimately associated with his work, as he explored issues of decay and decomposition. Taken together, this selection of works offers a radical view of mediums that are historically considered staid and traditional, while giving insight into the work of one of the artistic titans of the 20th century.

Picturing Science: Museum Scientists and Imaging Technologies - American Museum of Natural History
Through June 24, 2013 - New York

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

Peekskill Project V: The New Hudson River School - HVCCA
Through June 28, 2013 - Peekskill

Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art (HVCCA) is pleased to announce the fifth installment of Peekskill Project, a citywide Festival of Contemporary Art devoted to bringing cutting edge contemporary art out of the museum and into the community. Using the city as a stage, Peekskill Project activates the urban environment and its inhabitants through site-specific art exhibitions, performances, and screenings sited in multiple venues throughout Peekskill.

Breastfeeding Support Group - New York Methodist Hospital
Through June 30, 2013 -

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

Indoor Play - Powerplay
Through June 30, 2013 - Gowanus

Powerplay's play area is an environment that encourages physical and imaginative play. It's indoor play space is a warm embrace for the cold and frosty days. It provides amenities of a local playground in a fun and inviting atmosphere. Parents and caregivers must supervise their child.

Open Play - The Gym Park
Through June 30, 2013 - Greenpoint

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

Kids' Yoga - Bend and Bloom Yoga
Through June 30, 2013 - Park Slope

Bend and Bloom Yoga offer children's yoga classes. Mondays are for 8-12 year olds. Tuesdays are for 3-5 year olds. Wednesdays are for 6-8 year olds. Kids are allowed to drop in ($18) or register for a series of classes. Family classes for moms and tots are also available.

So Smart Kids Fun Fitness Program - Vee Arnis Jitsu
Through June 30, 2013 - Canarsie

Fitness program helps build self-esteem and confidence, social skills, attention span and focus, gross motor development, and breathing and calming strategies for children with special needs.

Gymnastics - Aviator Sports Center
Through June 30, 2013 - Gravesend

Classes at Aviator's state of the art gymnastic facility is available for the home-schooling community.

Inclusive Weekend Classes - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through June 30, 2013 - SoHo

An opportunity for children with physical disabilities ages 7 and older and their able-bodied siblings or friends to participate in a drop-off art class together. This program is intended to make the museum's art-making accessible to all needs and provide an opportunity for siblings to spend time with each other and with peers who have similar experiences.If a child with a physical disability doesn't have a sibling to attend the session with him or her, the child may bring along a friend instead. Each session offers a new workshop that is designed to meet the needs of the participants. This program is staffed with CMA teaching artists and a licensed occupational therapist(s).?This program is based on a class-like model in which the teaching artists and the OT work to facilitate the group experience, with a keen eye towards the special needs of the participants;?if your child requires dedicated one-on-one attention you should consider bringing a paraprofessional or other adult to help facilitate your child's experience. Parents are encouraged to drop off their children, though they are welcome to stay if they wish or remain close by in another part of the museum. To sign up for a session, discuss your child's needs with the program director in advance of the session. Contact Rachel for more information at [email protected]

The Sau-Wing Lam Collection of Rare Italian Stringed Instruments - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through June 30, 2013 - New York

The Sau-Wing Lam collection of violin-family instruments is one of the most important collections of bowed Italian stringed instruments ever assembled by a private individual. Sau-Wing Lam (1923-1988) was born in Shanghai, China, where he graduated with a degree in economics from the prestigious Saint John's University. In 1948 he moved to New York City and eventually became the president of the Dah Chong Hong Trading Corporation, Inc., an import-export business that founded some of the most successful automobile dealerships in the country. An amateur violinist and violist, Lam bought his first important violin in the 1960s and assembled his impressive collection of violins and bows over the next twenty-five years. His holdings eventually included such significant instruments as the "Baltic" violin by Giuseppe Guarneri "del Gesu," the "Bavarian" and "Scotland University" violins by Antonio Stradivari, the "ex Collin" violin by Nicolo Amati, an extremely early viola by Andrea Amati, and Lam's favorite violin, an instrument by Giuseppe Guarneri, one of his earliest acquisitions. Sau-Wing Lam enjoyed sharing his collection and regularly opened his home to scholars, dealers, and musicians. The family hosted impromptu chamber concerts and passionate discussions about music that would last well into the early morning hours. On the twenty-fifth anniversary of Mr. Lam's death, the collection is being exhibited here for the first time in the United States.

Story Time with Emily - The Moxie Spot
Through June 30, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Emily, The Moxie Spot's resident storyteller, reads for the young and impressionable.

Sing-along with Andrew - The Moxie Spot
Through June 30, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Hear stories, sing, dance, then eat!

Dance Around with Nat - The Moxie Spot
Through June 30, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Nat, the Moxie Spot's proprietor, leads an hour of dancing and music.

Playspace - Kings Bay Y at Windsor Terrace
Through June 30, 2013 - Windsor Terrace

Children age 6 and younger enjoy an indoor playground, rockers, blocks, play panel for theater, rock climbing wall, bouncy castle, musical instruments, and easel boards for drawing. Have fun with many more age appropriate toys that encourage creativity and develop children's imagination.

Flight of the Butterflies - American Museum of Natural History
Through July 07, 2013 - NY

Flight of the Butterflies, a breathtaking new giant-screen adventure takes viewers on the epic 3,000-mile journey traveled every fall by half a billion monarch butterflies. The film is the awe-inspiring story of two unlikely heroes that share a common strength. Based on true events, it follows the perilous journey of the iconic monarch butterfly in one of the most incredible migrations on Earth and the determined scientist, Dr. Fred Urquhart, who spent 40 years trying to discover the mysteries surrounding their journey and secret winter hideaway. Presented in the LeFrak Imax Theater.

Cambodian Rattan - The Sculptures of Sopheap Pich - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through July 07, 2013 - New York

This exhibition presents ten works by the contemporary Cambodian artist Sopheap Pich (born 1971), who lives and works in Phnom Penh. Pich works principally in rattan and bamboo, constructing organic open-weave forms that are solid and ethereal, representational and abstract. Much of his work is inspired by elements of the human anatomy or plant life. His constructions combine his training as a painter with the spatial conceptualization of a sculptor, creating three-dimensional objects that are largely defined by their graphic character. Pich's art consciously embodies his memories of culture and place. The exhibition will be installed in three spaces in the Asian galleries, including an integration into historical displays, and is part of the Museum's contribution to the New York-wide Season of Cambodia.

On Time/Grand Central at 100 - Grand Central Terminal
Through July 07, 2013 - New York

To celebrate Grand Central's 100th birthday, MTA Arts for Transit and Urban Design present an exhibition featuring the work of more than a dozen contemporary artists who capture and reimagine moments in Grand Central Terminal - the site of the beginning and end of countless journeys for millions of travelers over the past century - and connect them with the present.

Living Shrines of Uyghur China - Rubin Museum of Art
Through July 08, 2013 - New York

Featuring photographs of sacred landscapes in northwestern China by New York-based artist Lisa Ross. In and around the Taklamakan Desert, Ross photographs Muslim shrines, or mazars, often adorned with recycled flags and fabrics. Ross's remarkable images are largely without the presence of the human figure, allowing the viewer to inhabit a space that is unmediated and complex.

"A Sport for Every Girl": Women and Sports in the Collection of Jefferson R. Burdick - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through July 14, 2013 - New York

Beginning in the late 1870s, tobacco producers used inventive imagery of actresses, athletes, politicians, animals, flags, and world capitals -- to name only a few of the hundreds of categories -- to advertise their brands.

The Woolworth Building @ 100 - Skyscraper Museum
Through July 14, 2013 - New York

A masterpiece of early 20th-century art and technology, the Woolworth Building celebrates its centennial year in the process of conversion, with office space remaining below and luxury residences planned for the upper tower. Still radiant on the lower Manhattan skyline, the landmark heralds both the past and future of New York.

Birds in the Art of Japan - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through July 28, 2013 - New York

This exhibition presents approximately 150 works in various media from medieval times to the present. Highlights include a unique, early seventeenth-century pair of ink-painted screens showing a flock of 120 mynah birds in flight or strutting on the shore; and a set of four enormous paintings of birds of prey by the nineteenth-century master Kawanabe Kyōsai, each over nine feet high. Displays of paintings will be juxtaposed with examples of modern and contemporary textiles, ceramics, lacquerware, and bamboo art. Drawn mostly from the Museum's own collection, it will also feature some fifteen works on loan from private collections.

At War with the Obvious: Photographs by William Eggleston - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through July 28, 2013 - New York

The Met presents the work of this idiosyncratic artist, whose influences are drawn from disparate if surprisingly complementary sources -- from Walker Evans and Henri Cartier-Bresson in photography to Bach and late Baroque music. Many of Eggleston's most recognized photographs are lush studies of the social and physical landscape found in the Mississippi delta region that is his home. From this base, the artist explores the awesome and, at times, the raw visual poetics of the American vernacular.

Breastfeeding Support Clinic - Tribeca Parenting
Through July 31, 2013 - 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.

A Long-Awaited Tribute: Frank Lloyd Wright's Usonian House and Pavilion - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through July 31, 2013 - New York

On October 22, 1953, Sixty Years of Living Architecture: The Work of Frank Lloyd Wright opened in New York on the site where the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum would eventually be built. Two Frank Lloyd Wright-designed buildings were constructed specifically to house the exhibition: a temporary pavilion made of glass, fiberboard, and pipe columns; and a 1,700-square-foot, fully furnished, two-bedroom, model Usonian house representing Wright's organic solution for modest, middle-class dwellings.

Patronage and Power: Selections from the Asia Society Museum Collection - Asia Society and Museum
Through August 04, 2013 - New York

This exhibition comprises select pieces from Asia Society's Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection. The show explores the role of patrons of wealth and rank as dominating figures in the production of artistic creations. Approximately fifty examples of sculptureand ceramic from South, Southeast, and East Asia. The selection includes religious art, both Buddhist and Hindu. In addition, ceremonial objects that served as a visual structure for the governing patterns of patrons both for this life and beyond will be on view. Decorative functional objects such as plates and vases, and prized collectables like porcelains, which testify to the legitimacy and supremacy of rulers and aristocrats, round out the exhibition.

Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui - Brooklyn Museum
Through August 04, 2013 - Brooklyn

The first solo exhibition in a New York museum by the globally renowned contemporary artist El Anatsui, this show will feature over 30 works in metal and wood that transform appropriated objects into site-specific sculptures. Anatsui converts found materials into a new type of media that lies between sculpture and painting, combining aesthetic traditions from his birth country, Ghana; his home in Nsukka, Nigeria; and the global history of abstraction. Included in the exhibition are twelve recent monumental wall and floor sculptures, widely considered to represent the apex of Anatsui's career. The metal wall works, created with bottle caps from a distillery in Nsukka, are pieced together to form colorful, textured hangings that take on radically new shapes with each installation. Anatsui is captivated by his materials' history of use, reflecting his own nomadic background. Gravity and Grace responds to a long history of innovations in abstract art and performance, building upon cross-cultural exchange among Africa, Europe, and the Americas and presenting works in a wholly new, African medium. Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui is organized by the Akron Art Museum and made possible by a major grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The Brooklyn presentation is organized by Kevin Dumouchelle, Associate Curator of the Arts of Africa and the Pacific Islands, Brooklyn Museum.

Objects from the Kharga Oasis - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through August 04, 2013 - New York

This selection of late Roman and Byzantine period objects from the Metropolitan Museum's excavations at the Kharga Oasis includes textiles, ceramics, and grave goods from an intact tomb.

Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture - American Museum of Natural History
Through August 11, 2013 - New York

Food celebrates cultures and cooking, historic meals and markets, and moments in our lives that we mark with food -- as well as the ingredients that we have discovered and shaped over the course of thousands of years. As this exhibition takes visitors on a journey of growing, transporting, cooking, tasting, and celebrating, it also examines contemporary issues of environmental and human health, food security, feeding the world's growing population, and how we will eat in the future. Gallery 3, third floor

Hoecakes & Hospitality: Cooking with Martha Washington - Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
Through August 11, 2013 - Manhattan

George and Martha Washington welcomed thousands of guests to Mount Vernon in the more than forty years they lived here. How did Martha manage to feed so many in a world without refrigerators, microwaves or running water? Experience a behind-the-scenes look at the Washingtons' kitchen through the new exhibition, Hoecakes & Hospitality: Cooking with Martha Washington. On display inside the Donald W. Reynolds Museum, this temporary exhibition explores how foods were prepared and presented at 18th-century Mount Vernon. Before appearing in dining rooms, crispy hoecakes, smokes hams, frozen ice creams, and other foods required the work of gardeners, housekeepers, enslaves cooks, butlers and waiters – all under Martha Washington's careful supervision. Following food from the Estate's field to kitchen to table, visitors will see recipes and cookbooks that Martha treasured, pots that simmered in her kitchen, and fine tablewares that made Mount Vernon's dining room fit for a president. For the first time ever, visitors to the Museum will experience scents as they explore the exhibition - smelling cinnamon, coffee, and warm bread. Entrance to the Donald W. Reynolds Museum is included in regular Estate admission.

Up Where We Belong: Native Musicians in Popular Culture - National Museum of the American Indian
Through August 11, 2013 - New York

This panel and object exhibition highlights Native people who have been active participants in contemporary music for nearly a century. Musicians like Russell "Big Chief" Moore (Gila River Indian Community), Rita Coolidge (Cherokee), Buffy Sainte-Marie (Cree), and the group Redbone are a few of the Native performing artists who have had successful careers in popular music. Many have been involved in various forms of popular music -- from jazz and blues to folk, country, and rock. Up Where We Belong: Native Musicians in Popular Culture tells their stories and histories, and provides visitors the opportunity to hear samples by music greats and discover musicians with whom those exceptional musicians collaborated. Visitors will also learn about artists who inspired the musical greats as well as the contemporary artists they themselves influenced.

Bill Brandt: Shadow and Light - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through August 12, 2013 - New York

Bill Brandt is a founding figure in photography's modernist traditions, and this exhibition represents a major critical reevaluation of his heralded career. Brandt's distinctive vision -- his ability to present the mundane world as fresh and strange -- emerged in London in the 1930s, and drew from his time in the Paris studio of Man Ray. His visual explorations of the society, landscape, and literature of England are indispensable to any understanding of photographic history and, arguably, to our understanding of life in Britain during the middle of the 20th century. Brandt's activity during the Second World War, long distilled by Brandt and others to a handful of now-iconic pictures of moonlit London during the Blackout and improvised shelters during the Blitz, are presented here for the first time in the context of his assignments for the leading illustrated magazines of his day, establishing a key link between his pre- and postwar work. Brandt's crowning artistic achievement, developed primarily between 1945 and 1961, is a series of nudes that are both personal and universal, sensual and strange, collectively exemplifying the "sense of wonder" that is paramount in his photographs. Brandt's work is unpredictable not only in the range of his subjects but also in his printing style, which varied widely throughout his career. This exhibition is the first to emphasize the beauty of Brandt's finest prints, and to trace the arc of their evolution.

Plain or Fancy? Restraint and Exuberance in the Decorative Arts - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through August 18, 2013 - New York

Modernism was not the first movement to cast a shadow on ornament and adornment, though it was the most effective one. This exhibition contrasts austere works of art with ornate ones, encouraging viewers to examine their own responses and to consider them in the light of different stylistic imperatives of the past. Drawn from the Museum's collection of European sculpture and decorative arts, the exhibition follows the theme from the Renaissance to the early twentieth century.

Playing with Fire - 50 Years of Contemporary Glass - Museum of Arts & Design
Through August 25, 2013 - New York

MAD celebrates the 50th anniversary of the birth of the American Studio Glass movement with Playing with Fire: 50 Years of Contemporary Glass, which will feature more than 100 works of glass from the collection, as well as promised gifts, and additional contemporary works on loan. Ever since 1962, when a legendary workshop led by renowned glass artist Harvey Littleton demonstrated the potential of glassblowing as a medium available to individual artists, artists and designers have continually pushed the material in new directions and used the complex, fragile, and highly versatile nature of the material to create an astonishing diversity of works.

Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture - American Museum of Natural History
Through August 30, 2013 - Upper West Side

Food is the one thing that unites every culture, race, and generation: over one billion people work in agriculture and every person eats. Food is used as a social ritual, a holiday tradition, a symbol of comfort, a gift, and an excuse to catch up with friends. The curators of this exhibition hope it will encourage visitors (both grown ups and kids) to examine a thing we all do everyday -- eat! -- and think about everything that goes into that act more consciously. The exhibition touches on a lot of serious issues such as the scarcity of food predicted for the future, alternatives to avoid that shortage, and childhood obesity.

Israel at 65 - Jewish Discovery Museum @ SYJCC
Through August 31, 2013 - Commack

This hands-on exhibit allows families to learn about Jewish life, history, values, traditions and heroes, as well as Israel and the Hebrew language. The interactive displays are designed to transform visitors into participants, offering adults and children a unique opportunity to discover the wonders of Jewish heritage. Through August 31, 2013.

Autism Spectrum Parent Support Group - Family and Children's Association
Through September 01, 2013 - Mineola

Family Center’s Spectrum Support Group offers caregivers mutual support by providing opportunities to meet with others also raising children who are dually diagnosed. To be eligible the child must have a primary Mental Health diagnosis and a secondary Spectrum diagnosis. Groups are facilitated by Parent Advocates, each having their own unique experience raising a child under the Spectrum. While caregivers attend group, respite can be provided to children ages 5-17. To receive respite, an intake is required. This ensures staff is familiar with the child, making caregiver’s participation more relaxing. Meetings are held the first and third Monday of each month, except holidays. RSVP Miriam at 516-485-5914 xtn 2223 no later than seven days prior to the meeting date.

Journey to the Stars - American Museum of Natural History
Through September 01, 2013 - New York

A spectacular new Space Show, Journey to the Stars, narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Whoopi Goldberg, in the Hayden Planetarium at the Frederick Phineas and Sandra Priest Rose Center for Earth and Space. Journey to the Stars is an engrossing, immersive theater experience created by the Museum's astrophysicists, scientific visualization, and media production experts with the cooperation of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and more than 40 leading scientists from the United States and abroad.

Meerkats - Maritime Aquarium
Through September 02, 2013 - Norwalk

Meerkats are members of the mongoose family that live in social �mobs� in the Kalahari Desert, in the southern African nations of Botswana and South Africa. No mere cats, meerkats are fascinating for living in structured but cooperative societies, including a foraging strategy where adults take turns standing guard upright on their hind feet, watching for predators, while the others eat. The meerkats� exhibit offers opportunities for climbing, digging and exploring, with several feeding locations to keep them on the alert for incoming crickets. A viewing bubble lets visitors pop up right among the meerkats. Through September 2, 2013.

African Art, New York, and the Avant-Garde - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through September 02, 2013 - New York

This exhibition highlights the specific African artifacts acquired by the New York avant-garde and its most influential patrons during the 1910s and 1920s. Reflecting on the dynamism of New York's art scene during the years that followed the 1913 Armory Show, the exhibition brings together African works from the collections of many key individuals of the period such as Alfred Stieglitz, Marius de Zayas, John Quinn, Louise and Walter Arensberg, Alain LeRoy Locke, and Eugene and Agnes Meyer.

Sensory Bounce - BounceU
Through September 28, 2013 - Stratford

This is a program for children and adults with sensory integration dysfunction, autism, and other disabilities with a sensory component. Teachers work on balance and coordination, auditory and tactile sensitivity, strength building, motor coordination, cooperative play, turn-taking, and social and verbal skills. Through September 28, 2013.

WINGED TAPESTRIES: MOTHS AT LARGE - American Museum of Natural History
Through September 29, 2013 -

Winged Tapestries: Moths at Large, an exhibition of 34 striking images featuring dramatic images of moths, opens at AMNH. On view in the IMAX Corridor on the first floor, the exhibition displays the arresting beauty and surprising diversity of moths from Ottawa-based photographer Jim des Rivières. "Moths are beautiful, and in many respects prettier than butterflies," says exhibition curator David Grimaldi, curator, Division of Invertebrate Zoology. "In this show, we have macro or relatively large moths. They're gorgeous." Primitive moths appeared about 195 million years ago, whereas the oldest butterfly fossil is about 55 million years old. And today, moths outnumber butterflies 15 to 1, with approximately 150,000 described species of moths worldwide, compared to 10,000 butterfly species.

Winged Tapestries: Moths at Large - American Museum of Natural History
Through September 29, 2013 - New York

Witness the arresting beauty and surprising diversity of moths in a presentation of more than 30 large-format prints by Canadian photographer Jim des Rivieres. Des Rivieres creates these larger-than-life images by scanning each moth at high resolution to reveal unexpected colors and intricate patterns.

Bashford Dean and the Creation of the Arms and Armor Department - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through September 29, 2013 - New York

To mark the centennial of the Arms and Armor Department, this exhibition surveys the career of Dr. Bashford Dean (1867-1928), the department's founding curator.

Free Open Hours - Waterfront Museum
Through September 30, 2013 - Red Hook

Visit the Waterfront Museum during free open hours and learn about this historic Hudson River barge and the maritime history of New York harbor.

Friendship Bracelet and Lanyard Making Class - The Lanyard Ladies
Through October 03, 2013 - East Rockaway

Looking for a fun after-school or weekend activity? Does your child want to learn how to make friendship and lanyard bracelets? Kids can make as many bracelets as they want. Each child will also receive a special gift. 15% sibling discount. Please call to reserve your space. You can also book a private play-date(10 or more children needed). Call for more information.

Silver Patter Parties: Old New York City Style Bachelor Party Saturdays - 25 North Moore The Library Lounge)
Through October 12, 2013 - New York City

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Salsa Sundays - Gagliardi Studio & Gallery
Through October 28, 2013 - Nyack

Children and their parents are invited to enjoy Salsa music while dancing with each other. There will be an informal beginners and Afro Cuban style dance lesson. Pre-registration is requested.

Family Friendly Friday Night Service - Congregation Sons of Israel
Through December 06, 2013 - Upper Nyack

Families with young children are invited to this special service featuring singing, dancing, a puppet show, challah, and grape juice.

American Legends: From Calder to O'Keeffe - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through December 22, 2013 - New York

American Legends: From Calder to O'Keeffe showcases the Whitney's deep holdings of artwork from the first half of the twentieth century by the eighteen leading artists: Oscar Bluemner, Charles Burchfield, Paul Cadmus, Alexander Calder, Joseph Cornell, Ralston Crawford, Stuart Davis, Arthur Dove, Charles Demuth, Marsden Hartley, Edward Hopper, Gaston Lachaise, Jacob Lawrence, John Marin, Reginald Marsh, Elie Nadelman, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Joseph Stella. Organized as concentrated one- and two-artist presentations, each gallery will serve as an interdisciplinary, small-scale retrospective. Rotations of art and of artists will be made during the exhibition's yearlong duration.

African Dance Workshop - Spring Valley Youth Bureau
Through December 26, 2013 - Spring Valley

Harambee Dance Company, fabulous performers of African dance and music, teach this weekly workshop. Pre-registration is requested.

Tot Shabbat - Congregation Sons of Israel
Through December 28, 2013 - Upper Nyack

Families with young children are invited to celebrate Shabbat each Saturday morning with lessons, stories, and games.

ElectriCity: Powering New York's Rails - New York Transit Museum
Through December 31, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

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

The Collage Aesthetic of Louis Armstrong - Flushing Town Hall
Through December 31, 2013 - Flushing

Did you know that jazz great Louis Armstrong was an avid collage artist? Made for an exhibition at Lincoln Center, this exhibition features reproductions of some of the remarkable collages he created for his boxes of his audiotapes, and introduces audiences to this very public man who could turn his irrepressible creativity to arts other than music.

Feeding Nemo! Behind-the-Scenes Tour - Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
Through December 31, 2013 - Riverhead

Go behind-the-scenes and see firsthand all that's involved in creating a hospitable environment for the aquarium's residents. And you may get a chance to help feed the clownfish. While the Seal Exhibit is under construction, you can visit them up close and personal on the tour.

Behind-the-Scenes Tours - Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
Through December 31, 2013 - Riverhead

Go behind the scenes at the aquarium and see firsthand all that's involved in creating a home for the aquatic residents, including helping to feed the clownfish.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Masterworks: Jewels of the Collection - Rubin Museum of Art
Through January 13, 2014 - New York

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

Applied Design - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through January 31, 2014 - New York

There are still people who think that design is just about making things, people, and places pretty. In truth, design has spread to almost every facet of human activity, from science and education to politics and policymaking, for a simple reason: one of design's most fundamental tasks is to help people respond to change. A designer today can choose to focus on interactions, interfaces, the Internet, visualizations, socially minded infrastructures and products, 5-D spaces, bioengineering, sustainability, video games, critical scenarios, and yes, even furniture. Several outstanding examples of this vitality and diversity are presented in this installation, ranging from a mine detonator by young Afghani designer Massoud Hassani to a vessel made by transforming desert sand into glass using only the energy of the sun. Also on display are 14 video games -- including Pac-Man, The Sims, and Katamari Damacy -- that constitute the beginning of a new branch of MoMA's collection.

Precision and Splendor: Clocks and Watches at The Frick Collection - Frick Collection
Through February 02, 2014 - New York

The Frick Collection has one of the most important public collections of European timepieces in the United States, much of it acquired through the 1999 bequest of the New York collector Winthrop Kellogg Edey. This extraordinary gift of thirty-eight watches and clocks dating from the Renaissance to the early nineteenth century covers the art of horology in France, Germany, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. For reasons of space, only part of the collection can be on permanent view in the museum's galleries. In 2001 many pieces from the Edey collection were featured in The Art of the Timekeeper. Masterpieces from the Winthrop Edey Bequest, an exhibition organized at the Frick by guest curator William J. H. Andrewes. In 2013, visitors will have another opportunity to explore the breadth and significance of the Edey collection through an exhibition that presents fourteen watches and eleven clocks from his bequest.

Hands on a Hard Body - Brooks Atkinson Theatre
Through February 28, 2014 - New York

Previews Feb. 23, 2013. Opens March 21, 2013. Opens Based on the documentary of the same name, this new musical about a competition at a car dealership marks the return of both Keith Carradine and Hunter Foster to Broadway.

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

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

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

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

Little Kids Can Make A Big Difference - Make Meaning
Through November 12, 2021 - New York

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, MAKE MEANING and Baby Buggy are joining forces to help families affected by the storm. Come and create a custom soap for free and drop off a package of diapers for families in need. Soaps, diapers and 50% of proceeds from any yearly memberships purchased will be donated to Baby Buggy's relief efforts.

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

A different project every Saturday.

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

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


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