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THIS WEEKEND'S KIDS & FAMILY ACTIVITIES IN BRONX

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by Directories Editor - Weekly April 24, 2013

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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'

Brooklyn BabyFEST 2013 - MS 126
April 27, 2013 - Williamsburg

Brooklyn BabyFEST is a unique baby shower and family expo in Williamsburg Brooklyn. Bringing together the best products, services and educators for expectant to preschool parents, the FEST will be filled with informative workshops, demos, chances to play and over 100 raffle prizes. Brooklyn BabyFEST is not to be missed! Speakers include, Abby Epstein (Director of The Business of Being Born), Carriage House Doulas, Diaper Kind, Tribeca Pediatrics, Kindling Quarterly, NYC Dads Group, NYC School Help, Debbie Koenig (author of Parents Need to Eat), and more.

David Roberts: A Victorian Artist Footloose in Egypt and the Holy Land - Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
April 24, 2013 - New Haven

In August 1838, the distinguished Scottish painter David Roberts embarked on an extraordinary eleven-month adventure in Egypt and the Holy Land. It was to be the journey of a lifetime. Roberts was determined to return with an accurate depiction of lands once celebrated in the Bible and in antiquity but now almost unknown to Western visitors. He already enjoyed fame in London and Edinburgh as a theatrical set designer and as a friend and peer of such luminaries as Edwin Landseer, David Wilkie, John Constable, and J.M.W. Turner. Soon he was to crown his brilliant career as the foremost architectural and topographical artist of his era. Frequently clad in colorful Turkish garb, in the company of a few equally hardy Europeans and Arab guides as well as an occasional armed escort, Roberts produced an incisive diary and hundreds of remarkable sketches that gave a vivid picture of the Near East: hauntingly beautiful mountains, precipitous ravines, barren deserts, Bedouins and Ottoman overlords, veiled women, busling cities, dazzling mosques, Christian shrines, lonely monasteries, and archaeological wonders. Roberts chronicled for Western eyes his rediscovery of an exotic culture and landscape scarcely changed since the time of Jesus. His work was at once realistic and atmospheric, and it found a wide and receptive audience, including Queen Victoria. Published between 1842 and 1849 as albums of striking hand-tinted lithographs, Roberts' 248 plates not only were an enduring artistic achievement, but by their embodiment of fact rather than fable, they helped redefine one civilization for another. Robert Grant Irving was educated at Oxford, Cambridge, and Yale and has taught at Yale, Wesleyan, Trinity, and the University of Virginia. He is the author of the prize-winning book, Indian Summer, on the creation of New Delhi.

Free Play at the J - JCC Rockland
April 24, 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.

Rigoletto - Metropolitan Opera
April 24, 2013 -

Director Michael Mayer has placed his new production of Verdi's towering tragedy in Las Vegas in 1960 -- an ideal setting for this eternal conflict of depravity and innocence. Piotr Beczala is the womanizing Duke, Zeljko Lucic is his tragic sidekick, Rigoletto, and Diana Damrau sings Rigoletto's daughter, Gilda. Michele Mariotti conducts.

Family Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
April 24, 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
April 24, 2013 - Garnerville

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

The FEMCHO Anti-bullying Program - Bet U Can Dance
April 24, 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.

Open Rehearsal - New York Philharmonic
April 24, 2013 - New York

All NYPhil Open Rehearsals are "working" rehearsals and therefore the program may not be played in its entirety.

Artboom! - Museum of Arts & Design
April 24, 2013 - New York

Downtown Art Star, Uptown Fashion Maven, On-trend and On Time, Mary Boom!'s new talk show, ArtBoom! probes art world personalities and Avant-Gartist(e)s, daring to question market marvels, proposing new theoretical stratagems, and teasing only the most honest responses from her illustrious coterie of guests. May the holds be unbarred!

Books for Babies - Wilton Library
April 24, 2013 - Wilton

This program offers songs, play, and gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. No registration necessary.

Wonderful Ones and Twos with Caregivers - Wilton Library
April 24, 2013 - Wilton

This program is a sharing time for 1 and 2 year olds and their caregivers. The emphasis is on books, with some songs and toy times. No registration necessary.

Baton Twirling Lesson - Willow Grove Elementary School
April 24, 2013 - Thiells

New Horizon's Twirlers invites kids hosts this free workshop. Baton twirling is an athletic sport that promotes self-confidence, teamwork, and eye/hand coordination skills. For more information, contact newhorizonstwirlers@yahoo.com.

Science and the Citizen - The Cooper Union
April 24, 2013 - New York

The faculty of Cooper Union's Albert Nerken School of Engineering presents a series of free Wednesday evening lectures, an eclectic course of talks covering today's most intriguing and relevant scientific and technical topics. The series opens on February 27 with "Music and Your Brain" presented by Jamshed Bharucha, Ph.D., Neuroscientist, and President of The Cooper Union. February 27: "Music and Your Brain" Jamshed Bharucha, Ph.D., Neuroscientist, President of The Cooper Union March 13: "Why You Should Like Fracking" Benjamin Davis, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering March 20: "Tiny Bits of Salt: Quantum Chemistry and Nanoscience" Robert Topper, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry March 27: "Clean Energy from Tides and Waves" Jameel Ahmad, Ph.D. Chairman, Department of Civil Engineering April 3: "Tissue Engineering" Eric Lima, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering April 17: "Engineering for the Middle of Nowhere" Toby Cumberbatch, Ph.D, Professor of Electrical Engineering April 24: "How Bridges Stand Up" Cosmas Tzavelis, Ph. D., Professor of Civil Engineering Wednesday, February 27 - April 24 (no lectures on March 6 and April 10)

Arts and Crafts - Brooklyn Public Library, Borough Park branch
April 24, 2013 - Borough Park

Kids get artsy and crafts after school.

WFUV Presents Ryan Montbleau & ALO - Highline Ballroom
April 24, 2013 - New York

Songs for Ryan Montbleau typically need to simmer. In his 10-year career this gifted singer and his limber band have built their catalog the old-fashioned way, by introducing new songs to their live set, then bending and shaping them over dozens of performances before committing a definitive version to the hard drive. At 34, he's a late-bloomer who's right on time. Montbleau didn't start singing and playing guitar in earnest until he was in college, at Villanova. Later, working at the House of Blues in Boston, he began playing solo sets there as a warmup act. His band — there's now six of them — came together naturally, over time, planting strong roots in coffeeshops, folk venues and rock clubs before converting audiences on an outdoor festival circuit that now stretches across the country. Through word of mouth and repeat visits, the band has built a devoted following from the Northeast to Chicago, Seattle and Austin. "It's like watching the grass grow," says the easygoing Montbleau. Far from feeling left out of the New Orleans sessions, his band is already feeding hungrily on the arrangements from the new album in their live sets. "We've never fit into any quickly digestible category," says ALO's keyboardist/singer Zach Gill. "It's just a different kind of experience." With its delightfully vibrant blend of inventive musicality and genre-blurring reach, Sounds Like This sees ALO operating with fresh verve and vitality, their always-kaleidoscopic funk pop n roll aglow with exceptionally ebullient songcraft and deliriously danceable grooves. The California-based band's fourth Brushfire Records release showcases their unfettered passion, wit, and imagination while simultaneously exploring hitherto uncharted musical terrain. Invigorated by an unstructured approach to the studio process, ALO have accessed new avenues of resourcefulness, resulting in a truly distinctive collection of songs that adroitly captures all the glorious ingenuity and adventure of the band's legendary live sets.

Sensory Playtime - Pump It Up
April 24, 2013 - Plainview

Pump It Up is now offering special Pop-In Playtime sessions specifically for those kids with special needs only. Bring your child to bounce, jump and slide in private arenas filled with gigantically fun inflatables. Come to bounce, laugh and have fun in a clean and safe environment where you can meet others or just play with your children. Pump It Up is an ideal location for support groups, play therapy and social events for individuals on the autism spectrum or other special needs, their family and friends, and the professionals who work with them.

Storytime: Squeak, Rumble, Whomp! Whomp! Whomp! - Barnes & Noble
April 24, 2013 - West Nyack

Ringing with exuberance and auditory delights, this second collaboration by world-renowned jazz musician and composer Wynton Marsalis and acclaimed illustrator Paul Rogers takes readers (and listeners) on a rollicking, clanging, clapping tour through the many sounds that fill a neighborhood. Following the story, children will make their own instrument.

Boppin? with Bonnie at CSI - Congregation Sons of Israel
April 24, 2013 - Upper Nyack

Parents with babies and toddlers are invited to join music teacher and ventriloquist Bonnie Halfond for a morning of music, movement, and puppets.

Toddler Time-Ozone Park - Ozone Park Library
April 24, 2013 - Ozone Park

Enjoy a morning of stories, fingerplays, nursery rhymes, songs, flannelboard stories, circle activities and simple crafts. For ages 2-3. Parent/caregiver stays with child.

Picture Book Time - McGoldrick Library
April 24, 2013 - Flushing

This program, for children ages 3 to 5 years and their caregivers, includes stories, songs, fingerplays, and crafts.

Kowai: Japanese Monsters - Astoria Library
April 24, 2013 - Long Island City

Think you know monsters? Think again! Explore the creepy denizens of the island of Japan, from shapeshifting foxes and ghostly cats to hopping umbrellas, burning wheels, and other strange creatures of the weird. Bring an open mind--filling it with some crazy new stories of things that go bump on the night!

Bird Walk (Fairchild) - Greenwich Audubon Society
April 24, 2013 - Greenwich

Morning bird walks are a spring tradition. Meet in Fairchild Wildflower Garden parking area on North Porchuck Road. No charge or RSVP required. Bring binoculars and/or camera. Loaner binoculars may be available. Questions? Call Ted Gilman at x230.

Lego My Library! - The Field Library
April 24, 2013 - Peekskill

Kids ages 5 and older can join in the library's monthly Lego Club. No sign-up required.

CRITTERS, CRAFTS, AND KIDS - Greenburgh Nature Center
April 24, 2013 - Scarsdale

Enjoy wonderful spring 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.

Earth Day Crafts - Chappaqua Public Library
April 24, 2013 - Chappaqua

Kids in grades 3-5 are invited to celebrate Earth Day with recycled art. Registration required; space is limited.

TAKE-A-BREAK: Reading, a Bug You Might Want Your Child to Catch - Westport Library
April 24, 2013 - Westport

Westport children's book author and editor Lauren Tarshis talks about her childhood struggles with reading, how she overcame them to become an author, as well as her ideas on how to hook your child on books.

TEEN MINECRAFT - Westport Library
April 24, 2013 - Westport

Play Minecraft with your friends on the Library's Minecraft server. Bring your own laptop. For grades 6-12.

Young Concert Artists Series at The Morgan: Pianist George Li - Morgan Library & Museum
April 24, 2013 - New York

Program: BEETHOVEN: Sonata in C major, Op. 53 "Waldstein"; CHOPIN: Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor; VERDI/LISZT: Concert Paraphrase on Rigoletto. ALL TICKETS INCLUDE MUSEUM ADMISSION.

Knights of Queens - Queens Village Library
April 24, 2013 - Queens Village

Calling all budding Chess Masters! Children ages 6-16 will learn chess basics or sharpen their skills and strategies. Chess equipment will be provided.

Crafty Fun with Brenda - Briarwood Library
April 24, 2013 - Briarwood

Enjoy a variety of arts and craft activities, from card making to cake decorating, with crafting expert Brenda Liu. Students ages 6 to 12 will learn basic skills and techniques using various materials to express themselves creatively. Space is limited and available first come, first serve.

Toddler Story Time-Court Square - Court Square Library
April 24, 2013 - Long Island City

Fun,laughter, and learning. Enjoy reading picture books, singing songs, and more.

Young Leaders Institute of Laurelton - Laurelton Library
April 24, 2013 - Laurelton

Children in grades 3-6 make friends and learn leadership skills.

Ezra Jack Keats Stories and Crafts - Brooklyn Public Library, Arlington branch
April 24, 2013 - Brownsville

Listen to some of Keats' classic stories create an arts and crafts project inspired by the book.

Creative Writing - Brooklyn Public Library, McKinley Park branch
April 24, 2013 - Dyker Heights

A short story, poem, memoir...kids will explore writing for fun and creativity in this workshop.

Sensory Jump Time - Pump It Up of Great Neck
April 24, 2013 - Great Neck

Pump It Up has partnered with Autism Speaks and is proud to offer Sensory Jump Time, a program for all children on the autism spectrum. Children who attend will have the opportunity to make new friends, jump, slide and play sensory-friendly games within a controlled, safe environment. This program is open to children on the autism spectrum and their siblings only. Advanced registration is encouraged as this program is not open to the general public in order to provide a safe environment for the children. Pump It Up is a proud supporter of Autism Speaks. For more information about autism, visit www.AutismSpeaks.org

Amateur Night - Apollo Theater
April 24, 2013 - New York

A brand new line-up of contestants competes for the chance to perform during the May 8 Show Off and move on to Top Dog on June 19. It all leads to the chance of winning the title of Super Top Dog and a cash prize of $10,000 on November 27!

Grant Stewart - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
April 24, 2013 - New York

Featuring Grant Stewart, tenor saxophone; Tardo Hammer, piano; John Webber, bass; Philip Stewart, drums.

“Children with Special Needs:The Impact on Parenting, Family Life and Relationships” by Dr. Judy Grossman - West End Day School
April 24, 2013 - Upper West Side

Having a child with special needs affects everyone in the family. It creates stress beyond the typical strains and worries of parenting. Do you have concerns about co-parenting challenges and time for the couple relationship? Do you worry about sibling rivalry and giving enough attention to your other children? Do you feel misunderstood or isolated from extended family or friends? Join Dr. Judy Grossman of the Ackerman Institute for the Family to learn how you can promote healthy family relationships. The discussion will highlight sibling issues and strategies to meet the needs of each child. Dr. Judy Grossman is Director of the Resilient Families: Children with Special Needs Project and a faculty member at the Ackerman Institute for the Family. She is a couples and family therapist, occupational therapist, researcher and consultant to community agencies and schools. She lectures nationally on family resilience, mental health promotion, and family-centered special education programs and policies.

Tots Night Out-A Time for Kids - Garden City Public Library
April 24, 2013 - Garden City

This program is for children ages 2 1/2 - 5 years old and an adult caregiver. Tots Night Out will include music, movement, and a lion craft for children to make. Registration required.

Spring Craft Day - Franklin Square Public Library
April 24, 2013 - Franklin Square

Come in within the designated time and make a craft. This is a free program with no registration.

Late Night: The Studio - 54 Below
April 24, 2013 - New York

On Wednesdays, Late Night at 54 Below is the place to see up-and-coming New York talent: including comedians, musicians, songwriters and improv groups. No cover charge. $20 food & beverage minimum.

Open House - Rockland Jewish Academy
April 24, 2013 - West Nyack

Parents of prospective students are invited to visit Rockland Jewish Academy, located on the campus of JCC Rockland, and learn about the school's programs from pre-K 3 to grade 5.

Pre- K Sports Trial Class (Ages 3-5 drop off) - Gymboree Play & Msuic of Scarsdale
Through April 24, 2013 - Scarsdale

Kids only are invited to have fun, get some physical exercise, and learn about team-building through fitness-inspired activities. Activities focus on developing the skills involved in soccer, basketball, baseball, volleyball, hockey, racquet sports, track and field, and golf. Activities are designed to get preschoolers engaged in non-competitive interactive games and sports which emphasize flexibility, confidence, and emotional well-being to build strong bodies and minds. This 1-hour drop off class runs on Wednesday or Thursday. For more information, or to sign up for your FREE preview class please visit gymboreeclasses.com/scarsdaleny.site, or call the center at 914-472-0192.

Rockapella - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
April 24, 2013 - New York

Gleefully, they are NOT your childhood Rockapella. Rather they've become one of the world's most sophisticated and lasting pop vocal groups. With the wild success of the TV smash "Glee" and a cappella groups reigning in the Corner of Cool on college campuses, there is clearly a hunger for exciting live vocal performance. A single concert opens a window on practically the whole history of vocal music from vintage Mills Brothers through jazz and rock to current Hip Hop.

AMNH's 23rd Annual Spring Environmental Lecture and Luncheon - American Museum of Natural History
April 24, 2013 - New York

All proceeds from the Spring Environmental Lecture and Luncheon support the Museum's scientific research and educational initiatives, including important work in biodiversity conservation.

Tracy Morgan on the Life of Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic - SVA Theatre
April 24, 2013 - New York

Join actor/comedian Tracy Morgan, Emmy Award-winner Marina Zenovich, comedian Wyatt Cenac and author Walter Mosley for a discussion about the impact of one of Hollywood’s most controversial comedians following a screening of Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic as part of the Tribeca Film Festival’s “Tribeca Talks: After the Movie, Beyond the Screens: The Artist’s Angle” sponsored by OppenheimerFunds series, on Wednesday, April 24 at 6:00 PM at SVA Theater 1, located at 333 West 23rd Street (between 8th and 9th Avenue), Manhattan. The Tribeca Talks panel series brings film enthusiasts together with some of the biggest name directors, actors and industry leaders to explore a wide array of topics and spark a richer dialogue about film. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at www.tribecafilm.com/festival/tickets starting April 15. For more information, visit www.tribecafilm.com.

Tribeca Film Festival Artists Awards Exhibition Sponsored by CHANEL - New York Academy of Art
Through April 24, 2013 - Manhattan

Free Public Exhibition of Work by Stephen Hannock, David Kratz, Curtis Kulig, Gillian Laub, Robert Longo, Angelina Nasso, Erik Parker, Jose Parla, Joyce Pensato, Clifford Ross, William Wegman and Dustin Yellin, Sponsored by Chanel. Artwork from twelve major contemporary artists, which will be given as prizes to winning filmmakers at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, will be on view April 3-24, 2013, at the New York Academy of Art, 111 Franklin Street, Manhattan. Stephen Hannock, David Kratz, Curtis Kulig, Gillian Laub, Robert Longo, Angelina Nasso, Erik Parker, Jose Parla, Joyce Pensato, Clifford Ross, William Wegman and Dustin Yellin have all donated work, consisting of paintings, photographs, etchings and prints to the Artists Awards program. The exhibition will be free and open to the public. The Tribeca Film Festival Artist Awards Program presents original artwork to winning filmmakers at the annual Festival. The program was created by TFF co-founder Jane Rosenthal to celebrate New York artists. This year’s TFF will run April 17-28, 2013.

Tribeca Film Festival Artists Awards presented by CHANEL - New York Academy of Art
Through April 24, 2013 - New York

Free Public Exhibition of Work by Stephen Hannock, David Kratz, Curtis Kulig, Gillian Laub, Robert Longo, Angelina Nasso, Erik Parker, Jose Parla, Joyce Pensato, Clifford Ross, William Wegman and Dustin Yellin, Sponsored by Chanel Artwork from twelve major contemporary artists, which will be given as prizes to winning filmmakers at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, will be on view April 3-24, 2013, at the New York Academy of Art, 111 Franklin Street, Manhattan. Stephen Hannock, David Kratz, Curtis Kulig, Gillian Laub, Robert Longo, Angelina Nasso, Erik Parker, Jose Parla, Joyce Pensato, Clifford Ross, William Wegman and Dustin Yellin have all donated work, consisting of paintings, photographs, etchings and prints to the Artists Awards program. The exhibition will be free and open to the public. The Tribeca Film Festival Artist Awards Program presents original artwork to winning filmmakers at the annual Festival. The program was created by TFF co-founder Jane Rosenthal to celebrate New York artists. This year’s TFF will run April 17-28, 2013.

Retired British Airways Concorde Captain Leslie Scott Hosts Lunch Time Talk - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
April 24, 2013 - New York

Join Leslie Scott, retired British Airways Concorde captain, for a lunch time interactive discussion of his career, including setting the world record for the fastest commercial transatlantic crossing from New York to London while flying Alpha Delta on February 7, 1996, on Wednesday, April 24, at 12:00 PM, at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, located at Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue), Manhattan. During this lunch time talk, Captain Scott will reflect on his eight year experience flying the Concorde Alpha Delta, which is now on display at the Intrepid Museum Complex, and discuss the technological innovations that allowed Concorde to become the world�s only successful supersonic airliner. Visitors are invited to bring their own lunch to the talk. Admission is $8 per person for the event only; general admission rates apply for museum access. Advance reservations are required. Please RSVP at www.intrepidmuseum.org.

Temple Beth David Early Childhood Informal Coffee Talk - Temple Beth David
April 24, 2013 - Commack

Calling all parents of preschoolers! We're holding an informal discussion at Temple Beth David on kid-friendly topics with parents of preschool-age children. All are welcome! Stop by and mingle with other parents. Share your stories and see what others have to say. We look forward to seeing you there! Call to reserve your spot now 631-499-0915 x316.

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.

PreSchool Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
April 25, 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
April 25, 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
April 25, 2013 - Garnerville

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

Das Rheingold - Metropolitan Opera
April 25, 2013 -

Approximate running time 2 hrs. 30 min. Robert Lepage's landmark production of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen is back for three complete cycles in spring 2013, on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the composer's birth. In the epic's first installment, the theft of the Rhinegold and Alberich's curse set in motion the tragic events that will lead to the downfall of the gods. Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads an extraordinary cast that includes Stephanie Blythe, Stefan Margita, and Mark Delavan and Greer Grimsley as Wotan.

Emanuel Ax Plays Mozart and Alan Gilbert Conducts Bruckner - New York Philharmonic
Through April 25, 2013 - New York

The virtuoso pianist and New York resident Emanuel Ax joins the Philharmonic as Artist-in-Residence for the 2012-13 season. As an Honorary Member of the Philharmonic-Symphony Society of New York, he has performed with the Orchestra on 100 occasions. This season, Emanuel Ax will perform piano concertos and chamber music of the works of Brahms, Mahler, Mozart, Schoenberg and more. Mr. Ax will join the Orchestra for a very exciting evening of his first-ever performance of a Bach concerto, the Keyboard Concerto in D minor. He will also join the New York Philharmonic on tour this Spring where he will perform Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 25 in select cities.

American Soundscapes - Carnegie Hall
Through April 25, 2013 - New York

Guided by composer John Adams and conductor David Robertson, talented young conductors take the podium to lead a handpicked ensemble of dynamic young instrumentalists in two concerts featuring landmark American works of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Thursday Morning Storytime: The Toe Show - Barnes & Noble City Center
April 25, 2013 - White Plains

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

Grow More Vegetables Certificate Series - Queens Botanical Garden
April 25, 2013 - Flushing

Queens Botanical Garden announces the opening of registration for the “Grow More Vegetables” program which will be held at the Garden beginning in April. This is a free edible gardening course designed to equip community gardeners, teachers, and city residents with the best organic techniques for growing vegetables safely and effectively, particularly in urban settings. The program, with hands-on gardening instruction, consists of six classes, both in the classroom and in the field. There is an application process and preference will be given to participants who work, live, or garden in Queens. The course runs for six Thursdays, April 4-May 9, 6-8pm. Space is limited.

Children's Day/Children's Book Day - Warner Library
April 25, 2013 - Tarrytown

Celebrate Children's Day/Children's Book Day with Pablo and Anna Mayor's "Cumbia for Kids Project." Move and sing along to the heart-thumping beats of Colombian music. Share in the culture and story of a people and a place. There will be an interactive and uplifting presentation of stories, song, and dance in Spanish and English. For all ages. Third floor.

Tower of Power - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
April 25, 2013 - New York

For over 40 years, Tower of Power has been creating its own brand of soul music. Since 1968, the band has delivered infectious jams to fans, appearing before sold-out crowds in an annual world tour. TOP's odyssey began in California in 1968 when Emilio Castillo met Stephen "Doc" Kupka. When Doc auditioned during a band rehearsal at Castillio's house, Castillio's father called him into the kitchen and offered the following advice: "Hire that guy, he's got something." Doc and his signature baritone sax sound were now in the band, and on August 13, 1968, Tower of Power, as the world knows it today, began playing gigs and soon became very well known in the Oakland area. After playing at a Tuesday night audition at the Fillmore in 1970, TOP signed to Bill Graham's San Francisco records and recorded its first album East Bay Grease. The band's next album Bump City (1972) was recorded on the Warner Brothers label, and this disc led to a string of hits and memorable albums that include many of the songs that TOP fans come out in force to hear, even to this day: "You're Still A Young Man," "So Very Hard To Go," "Don't Change Horses (In the Middle of the Stream)," "What Is Hip?" and more. In addition, over the years the Tower of Power horns have recorded with hundreds of artists as diverse as Aerosmith, Elton John, Little Feat, Phish, Santana, Heart, and many others, forever infusing the radio airwaves with TOP's musical DNA. Tower of Power celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2008 at a very special reunion show at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco, recorded and released as a commemorative live DVD. The performance featured four original band members: Emilio Castillo, Rocco Prestia, Stephen Kupka, and David Garibaldi. To this day, TOP tours the United States, Japan, and Europe every year, playing to sold-out crowds. The band has never been busier or more in demand. New generations continue to come see the band perform as its timeless music never fails to excite fans of all ages.

Anna Garano & Anais Tekerian - Cafe Sabarsky
April 25, 2013 - New York

Anna Garano, a virtuoso classical and flamenco guitarist, hailing from Trieste, Italy, has arranged a gorgeous repertoire of Armenian and Sephardic songs for voice and guitar. She is joined by acclaimed vocalist Anais Tekerian in this fusion of melodies and lyrics evoking the old world.

Swedish Chamber Orchestra - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
April 25, 2013 - New York

Acclaimed soprano Nina Stemme joins the Swedish Chamber Orchestra for a single performance as the final concert of Lincoln Center's 2012-2013 Great Performers season. Thomas Dausgaard conducts the concert which, in the first half of the program, breaks with the usual format by alternating song and orchestral selections into a continuous musical stream. Ms. Stemme offers orchestral songs by Grieg, Sibelius, Wagner, Weill, Berlioz, Schubert and Richard Strauss that are interwoven with the orchestra's performance of works by Beethoven, Elgar, Brahms and Ravel and others, all focused on the theme of "Love, Hope and Destiny." The second half of the program features Brahms' Symphony No. 1.

Nature Strollers - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center
April 25, 2013 - Cornwall

This nature center hosts this weekly hiking group for families with babies, toddlers, and young children. The one-hour walk is led by an environmental educator.

The Polish Ambassador & Blockhead - Highline Ballroom
April 25, 2013 - New York

For the Polish Ambassador project, born on the richly-colored streets of Chicago and San Francisco, infectious melody is paramount. However, this never overshadows the depth and harmonic complexity that have made the Ambassador a favorite amongst festival curators and beat aficionados worldwide. Over the course of 6 years, his sound has dipped and swirled through a staggering range of styles, with each album exploring uncharted sonic territory. Warm, analogue dreamwave; mind-altering glitch; world-infused groove; bass-fueled breaks; sexified downtempo; electric lullabies; and psy-fi funk are just a few of the genres that have poured from the Ambassador's soul into earbuds and ghetto-blasters across the galaxy. Despite the political connotations of his name, the Ambassador is not a political partisan. Rather, he is a diplomat for a new paradigm rooted in creative joy, radical self-expression, and ecological principles. As part of this mission, the Ambassador has committed to carbon-neutral touring, instigating exploratory dance, and igniting fan participation. Tony Simon AKA Blockhead was born and raised in Downtown Manhattan, in New York City. The son of an artist, he found a fondness for music at a young age. In particular, he fell in love with Hip Hop. In his early teens he began penning rhymes and eventually was part of a group called The Overground with a bunch of his friends. While he loved rapping, he also always had an interest in the musical side of things so he would soon abandon his dreams of being a rapper for being the man who made the beats. This was a wise choice. Eventually, he and his friend Aesop Rock would meet and begin to make music together and release it on the internet. In 2000, Aesop's album Floatwas released on Mush Records and quickly propelled both Aesop and Blockhead into notoriety. After that, Blockhead released a breakbeat album on Mush called Blockhead's Broke Beats. After a few years more years of making beats for rappers, Blockhead put out his first solo instrumental record on Ninja Tune records , titled Music by Cavelight. This was the first of four critically acclaimed albums he has since released on the UK based label.

Midnight at Gatsbys: The F. Scott Fitzgerald Songbook - Cafe Carlyle
Through April 25, 2013 - New York

The late night, downtown vibe comes to the Upper East Side with Cafe Carlyle's new "Second Act, A Late Night Series of Fun and Entertainment." Midnight at Gatsbys: The F. Scott Fitzgerald Songbook is Jon Weber and Will Friedwald's Fitzgerald era-inspired music medley.

Yoga for Children - Congregation Sons of Israel
April 25, 2013 - Upper Nyack

The synagogue invites children ages 2-6 to this playful and integrative approach to yoga.

Language Immersion at LICM-Spanish - Long Island Children's Museum
April 25, 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 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.

Vanishing Point - Loft Artist Association
Through April 25, 2013 - Stamford

Max Weisen's art is on display. As his seventieth birthday approached, he decided to expand an interest in drawing and painting into a serious application of his skill with color and design. He has produced over 50 canvases covering portrait, landscape and still life, as well as fantasy subjects.

Springtime Sunset and Moonlight Walk - Audubon Greenwich
April 25, 2013 - Greenwich

Seek out the sights, sounds, and smells of a spring evening visiting field, pond, forest, and lake in search of wildlife. Listen overhead and look up at the moon in search of silhouettes of night-flying springtime bird migrants. Ages 7 and up. Space limited. RSVP required. Contact Ted at x230.

Tale Waggers - The Field Library
April 25, 2013 - Peekskill

Trained Tale Waggers entertain with spellbinding stories. All storytellers and storyteller wannabes are welcome - along with good listeners ages 4 and older. Refreshments.

Multilingual Mother Goose - Chappaqua Public Library
April 25, 2013 - Chappaqua

Children ages birth-5 years with an adult learn and share songs and rhymes in other languages. Registration required.

Afternoon Fun - The Moxie Spot
April 25, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Come eat, drink, clap hands, sing songs, and dance. Baloonasaurus Rex balloon twisting follows.

Read to a Dog - North Hills Library
April 25, 2013 - Little Neck

Children can select a book to read aloud to Jami the therapy dog, a certified therapy pet partner. Reading aloud improves literacy skills, and animals are ideal reading companions because they create a relaxed, comfortable and safe environment. Space is limited and available first come, first served.

Drama Posse - Hillcrest Library
April 25, 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.

Picture Book Time - Jackson Heights Library
April 25, 2013 - Jackson Heights

Children ages 3-6 with their parent or other caregiver, can enjoy afternoon of picture book stories, songs, movement and dance, and coloring or a craft.

Manga Drawing Time - South Ozone Park
April 25, 2013 - South Ozone Park

In this drawing group kids bring their creativity, and the library provides the supplies.

Chess Club - Queens Village Library
April 25, 2013 - Queens Village

Participants can practice their chess skills weekly on Monday and Thursday evenings.

downUNDER Nutmeg Week - Fairfield Woods Branch Library
Through April 25, 2013 - Fairfield

Cast your ballot for 2013 Teen Nutmeg nominated books and celebrate this year's selections by making a zombie (stuffed toy), solving codes and other book-inspired crafts in the downUnder Teen Center. Grades 6-12.

Sunset and the Pink Moon - Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
April 25, 2013 - Broad Channel

Take a sunset stroll along the West Pond Trail and through the woodlands with a ranger. Enjoy watching the sun set over Jamaica Bay and the rise of the full moon, called the Pink Moon in folklore. Paarticipants are encouraged to bring a flashlight and a camera. This 2.2 mile walk is a great heart-healthy program. Rain date: Sunday, April 28

GameSpace: Wii and PS3 Gaming - Brooklyn Public Library, Clarendon branch
April 25, 2013 - Midwood

Kids unplug from the school day by plugging in to the (Wii or PS3) platforms!

Book Talk - Brooklyn Public Library, Windsor Terrace branch
April 25, 2013 - Windsor Terrace

Kids gather to discuss books that they've read and share ideas for future reading.

Live Music: Rock Stars of Romanticism with Vladimir Zaitsev - Manhasset Public Library
April 25, 2013 - Manhasset

Vladimir Zaitsev is an award-winning piano virtuoso and versatile entertainer. A native of Kiev, Ukraine, he has performed on three continents, including appearances in Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall as well as a number of TV and radio appearances. In this program Vladimir offers some of his Chopin and Liszt favorites, as well as anecdotes about the two giants of the Romantic Era.

Young Adult Social Media Panel - Hillside Public Library
April 25, 2013 - New Hyde Park

Want to learn more about Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest? Learn how our YA social media pages can help you and your children keep up to date on programs, books, and more. Plus share your thoughts on what you�d like to see on the library's social media sites.

Arts and Crafts - Lakeview Library
April 25, 2013 - Rockville Centre

Kids will enjoy every minute as they join Ms. Ivy for an hour of exciting Arts and Crafts.

Pipe & Drum Lessons - Irish American Center
April 25, 2013 - Mineola

Learn how to play Irish music on the pipe and drum. Classes open.

Spring Dance Concert - Hofstra University-John Cranford Adams Playhouse, South Campus.
April 25, 2013 - Hempstead

The Spring Dance Concert will feature guest choreographer David Parker, artistic director of The Bang Group, who will create an exciting new piece on the Hofstra dance majors. Additionally, Nancy Duncan, producing director of CoDanceCo, Inc. as well as Dancing Classrooms Long Island, will be restaging Bebe Miller's 1983 work Guardian Angels. Miller, a recipient of the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship among many other awards, is currently a full-time professor in the Ohio State University Dance Department. Hofstra faculty choreographers include Stormy Brandenberger, Anita Feldman, Dyane Harvey-Salaam, and Maxine Steinman.

Shanna Sharp - Rockwood Music Hall
April 25, 2013 - New York

Often compared to Sara Barreilles and Alanis Morissette, Shanna has been called the "southern Adele" with her soulful vocals and rich, introspective lyrics. Shanna will be holding a CD release show to promote her amazing new album, "Silver Linings Under Grey" at Rockwood (Stage 2) on Thursday, April 25th, 2013 at 7:00pm. Hope to see you there!

54 Piano Bar - 54 Below
April 25, 2013 - New York

Pick a song and join the house pianist as you take your turn on the stage with pianist and host Brian Nash. See new Broadway talent perform on a whim, and perhaps take part in the ever-popular (and inevitable) audience sing-along. No cover charge. Drink Specials: $5 beer, $8 mixed drinks.

Cross-Stitch Circle - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
April 25, 2013 - Upper West Side

Drop in to try your skills at one of the oldest forms of embroidery in the world.

Audio Portraits - Children's Museum of the Arts
April 25, 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.

Be Safe in the Hospital - Somers Library
April 25, 2013 - Somers

Learn why you need a health advocate with you, what questions to ask, how to avoid infection, and how to appeal a discharge order if you are not ready to go home. Presented by the Medicare Rights Center. Register online at somerslibrary.org or call 232-5717 to register.

Elegant Ellington - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Through April 25, 2013 - New York

No living trumpet player can claim a closer relationship to musician-teacher-humanitarian Dizzy Gillespie—personally or musically—than Jon Faddis, who met his friend and mentor at age 15. A veteran of the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra, and former musical director of Gillespie's United Nations Orchestra, Faddis will direct The Jon Faddis Jazz Orchestra of New York through new transcriptions from Gillespie's path-breaking 40s big band, repertoire from the spectacular 50s edition that toured the Middle East and South America under the auspices of the State Department, and lead a quintet through selected gems from Gillespie's consistently superb small group recordings.

Art Exhibition Tribute to Women by Barbara Schucht - Green Gallery
April 25, 2013 - New York

“Femininity is the direct expression of Mother Divine which symbolizes the principle of creation of our cosmos. Women represents more than any other being. It represents the beauty of creation. With the femininity always were nourishment and abundance associated with it and because of that it represents more than all other the beauties of our world. Throughout time, the feminine myth has been revered and its resplendence has been translated by all artistic means. Women have a glamour which comes from within and makes them irradiant and appealing. To bring out this brilliance is what I aspire in my paintings.” – by Barbara Andres-Schucht 4W ART SPACE & SAPHIRA’SSTUDIO productions is proud and honored to host a Global Art Exhibition, “A TRIBUTE TO WOMEN” by Barbara Andres-Schucht and her guest artist Francisco Ferenczi. This exclusive exhibition is a one night event only. The exhibition will feature thirty paintings by Barbara Andre-Schucht and some sculptures by her guest artist, Francisco Ferenczi. It is entirely dedicated to women.

New York Choral Society presents Beethoven's Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage And Vaughan Williams's A Sea Symphony - Carnegie Hall
April 25, 2013 - New York

The New York Choral Society (NYCS) returns to Carnegie Hall under the baton of David Hayes, as Music Director on Thursday, April 25th at 8pm for a presentation of two choral works. The concert will open with a performance of Beethoven’s exquisite tone poem, Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, a setting of two poems by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. In striving to evoke the contrasting moods of those poems, Beethoven wrote some of his most descriptive and evocative music. The magnificence of the work lies not only in Beethoven’s extraordinary ability to paint vivid pictures—of still winds, rippling waves, stirring swells, and massive gusts—but also in his understanding of the power of transformation, expressed n this work. The Beethoven work will be followed by A Sea Symphony, Ralph Vaughan Wiliiams’s first large-scale work for chorus and orchestra and one of the composer’s most powerful and beloved compositions. A truly monumental work, A Sea Symphony encompasses a vast range of emotion and musical experience, from the exultant full-chorus opening to the buoyant articulation of turbulent wind and waves, to the haunting nocturne and the lyrical, visionary finale. Inspired by the power and majesty of the ocean, Vaughan Williams presents the sea as a symbol of mankind’s shared sense of life and purpose, and expresses ocean travel as a metaphor for the universal journey of self-discovery. Soloists are Jennifer Forni, Soprano and Jordan Shanahan, Baritone. Prior to the musical performance of this expansive choral symphony by NYCS, the award-winning stage and screen star Kathleen Turner will introduce Ralph Vaughan Williams’s A Sea Symphony with a reading of the moving and evocative text written by the American poet Walt Whitman. Kathleen Turner will read a selection of the Whitman poetry on which the Symphony is based. “This exciting program combines monumental choral and orchestral music with truly extraordinary text —including the work of New York’s most beloved poet, Walt Whitman,” says David Hayes. “I am extremely proud to lead the New York Choral Society, New York City’s premiere symphonic chorus, in this dramatic, moving, and inspirational tribute to the majesty of the sea and the enduring power of the human spirit.”

Free Kids Cooking Class - White Plains Whole Foods Market
April 25, 2013 - White Plains

Kids will prepare two recipes with a Veggiecation instructor and receive coloring pages as well as recipes to take home. This month's recipes are Raw Asparagus Pesto and a Speckled Salad. It is the mission of Veggiecation to promote and educate communities on the health benefits of vegetables and how to prepare them in simple, unique, affordable, and, most importantly, delicious ways. In order to accomplish these goals, Veggiecation holds monthly healthy cooking classes at select Whole Foods Markets. For more information, please visit veggiecation.com.

Adrian Grenier - How to Make Money Selling Drugs - SVA Theater
April 25, 2013 - New York

Join producers Adrian Grenier and Bret Marcus, director Matthew Cooke and others for a discussion on the grim underbelly of the oft-glamorized drug trade, following a screening of How to Make Money Selling Drugs as part of the Tribeca Film Festival’s Tribeca Talks: After the Movie panel series, on Thursday, April 25 at 6:00 PM at SVA Theater 1, located at 333 West 23rd Street (between 8th and 9th Avenue), Manhattan. The film inspects the dangerous, lucrative and intricate world of drug-dealing from all angles and includes candid interviews with those who have had first-hand experience with the drug industry. The Tribeca Talks panel series brings film enthusiasts together with some of the biggest name directors, actors and industry leaders to explore a wide array of topics and spark a richer dialogue about film. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at www.tribecafilm.com/festival/tickets starting April 15. For more information, visit www.tribecafilm.com.

Shadow Puppet Troupe of Wat Bo: Sor Neakabas (The Magical Arrowhead Dragon) - Brookfield Place Winter Garden, formerly World Financial Center
April 25, 2013 - Lower Manhattan

The master puppeteers, dancers, and musicians of Cambodia's acclaimed Shadow Puppet Troupe of Wat Bo will perform the ancient art of Sbeik Thom, a royal form of shadow puppetry featuring giant leather panels carved with intricate designs. Cambodian shadow puppetry is rarely seen in the U.S. and was nearly threatened with extinction under the Khmer Rouge. Specially commissioned by Arts Brookfield, the performances are one of only a handful of free events that are part of Season of Cambodia, a celebration of the country's arts, culture, and humanities that will bring works by more than 125 Cambodian artists to 30 major venues throughout the city.

The World of Digital Filmmaking - SVA Theatre
April 25, 2013 - New York

Join filmmakers for a conversation exploring how today’s directors have navigated the world of digital filmmaking as part of the “Tribeca Talks: Industry” panel series, sponsored by Panavision, on Thursday, April 25 at 2:30 PM at SVA Theater 2, located at 333 W 23rd Street (between 8th Avenue and 9th Avenue), Manhattan. Panelists will include director Lance Edmands (Bluebird), filmmaker/actor Alex Karpovsky, director Jenée LaMarque (The Pretty One), director Rob Meyer (A Birder’s Guide to Everything) and producer Tamara Anghie (Run and Jump). The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.tribecafilm.com.

Match Game 13, w/Jason Sudeikis, Olivia Wilde, Fred Armisen, Wyatt Cenac and others - Canal Room
April 25, 2013 - New York

Join Leo Allen, Fred Armisen, Wyatt Cenac, Jason Sudeikis, Olivia Wilde, and more! The Match Game will take place on Thursday, April 25th, at The Canal Room at 8pm. Doors open at 7:30pm. Submit your name in the drawing to compete on stage! In each round, two contestants compete to match answers to fill-in-the-blank questions with that of our celebrity panelists. The contestant with the most matches wins an iPad Mini! Eat FREE frozen custard from Shake Shack! Compete in the Betty White look-alike contest! The best look-alike will win an Amazon gift certificate! You'll also help set a new world record, to be verified by Recordsetter.com! Eat grilled cheese from The Morris Truck! The Morris Truck is donating 10% of profits to 826NYC! Bid on one-of-a-kind _________ with celebrity guests! Last year's auction items included photos, voicemail messages, and more! Support 826NYC's free programs for NYC public schools and students! 100% of proceeds from ticket sales and auction items will directly benefit 826NYC.

The Soundtrack Series feat. Fleetwood Mac producer Ken Caillat - The Gallery at LPR (Le Poisson Rouge)
April 25, 2013 - New York

The Soundtrack Series is a live show that celebrates music in our everyday lives--from the hilarious or heartbreaking stories and memories we forever tie to certain songs, to the debates we have over music's most famous arguments. This month, Soundtrack Series welcomes Fleetwood Mac producer Ken Caillat, writer and Twitter goddess Julieanne Smolinski, ARTprov's Rory Scholl and WBUR's Abigal Beshkin as they let us in on the hilarious, heartbreaking or embarrasing stories they connect with songs by KISS, Poison, the Eagles and more. Plus, a fierce debate on loving vs. hating Adele with Rolling Stone's Alexis Sottile and superfan Jill Marino. Tickets are $5 in advance, $8 day of and at the door.

The Middle Way According to Tsongkhapa and Gendun Chopel - Trace Foundation
April 25, 2013 - New York

Professor Khangkar Tsultrim Kelsang visits from Kyoto to discuss the different views of Madhyamaka, or Middle Way, philosophy as presented in Tsongkhapa’s fifteenth-century classic The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (Lam rim chen mo), and in twentieth-century scholar Gendun Chopel’s Adornment for Nagarjuna’s Thought (Klu sgrub dgongs rgyan). Suggested donation $10. Students $5.

FLYING WILD LEADERSHIP TRAINING - Long Island Science Center
April 25, 2013 - Riverhead

Flying Wild introduces students to bird conservation through classroom activities and bird festivals. It also supports educators by providing interdisciplinary standards based opportunities to engage students in real world learning. For more information on Flying Wild, check out the web site at flyingwild.org. Seats limited to 30. Call to Register By April 25. Class is May 2.

One Moon - Finkelstein Memorial Library
April 25, 2013 - Spring Valley

This library hosts a multi-cultural story time with bilingual stories for children ages 3-7. Children will receive free books courtesy of Dollar General Store and the American Library Association (ALA)/Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC). Registration is required. This week, hear stories in English and Spanish.

Theatrical Release at MIST - MIST Harlem
Through April 25, 2013 - New York

ArtMattan Films has partnered with the newly opened three screen movie theatre, MIST CINEMA in Harlem, to bring back from April 19 to April 25 three popular titles that premiered in the African Diaspora International Film Festival and still resonate with audiences worldwide: Return to Goree – Youssou N’Dour, the Senegalese singer now Minister of Culture in Senegal, Return to Gorée is a moving testimony of the power of music to create dialogue and celebrate life. The Story of Lovers Rock – Lovers Rock, often dubbed ‘romantic reggae’ is a uniquely black British sound that developed in the late 70s and 80s. Live performance, dance, interviews and more shed light on the music and the generation that embraced it. Filling the Gap – Conceived as an effort to alter the way African-American children see themselves and their ancestors, this documentary highlights the inventive and inspired contributions of little-known Americans of African descent to U.S. History prior to the Civil War. SHOWTIMES April 19 to April 25: 1 pm Filling the Gap; 3 pm The Story of Lovers Rock; 5 pm Return to Goree; 7:15 pm The Story of Lovers Rock; 9:15 pm Return to Goree.

A Taste of Jazz - Time Warner Center
April 25, 2013 - New York

To celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month, The Restaurant and Bar Collection at Time Warner Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Union Square Events and Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola teamed up to bring music and food lovers A Taste of Jazz. MasterCard cardholders are invited to purchase tickets to this exclusive dining and musical event featuring cuisine from both iconic and Michelin-starred New York City culinary establishments such as MASA, Center Bar, A Voce and Porter House. Food pairings and music will be inspired by jazz cities around the world including: New Orleans, USA; Tokyo, Japan; Nice, France; Bari, Italy; Panama City, Panama; New York, USA. The Jazz at Lincoln Center ensemble Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks will entertain guests with respective rhythm and beats from these famed jazz cities. Enjoy an evening of food and music with an open bar, passed canapés and surprise meet and greets from the chefs of Time Warner Center’s The Restaurant and Bar Collection. Visit www.shopsatcolumbuscircle.com to for more information on A Taste of Jazz and to purchase tickets for the event.

Sportiqe and ESPN Launch Party - Bloomingdale's
April 25, 2013 - New York

Apparel brand Sportiqe and ESPN are joining forces to celebrate the new Sportiqe Sports Heaven Collection at Bloomingdale's! ESPN College GameDay's Samantha Ponder will play host as we celebrate on the METRO level of Bloomingdale's 59th Street store. Join us for a night of sports, fashion, and a TON of great surprises!

Thursdays Afterwork presents Casino Night - The Empire Hotel Rooftop
April 25, 2013 - New York

Drink Specials: Drink Specials from 5 to 8pm; $5 Domestic Beers, $8 Well Drinks. Pricing: Everyone free on Eric Virgil's guestlist. Special Packages for Birthdays. Corporate parties are welcomed. Guestlist: Say you are on Eric Virgil's guestlist. To rsvp by texting Eric Virgil at 917-664-2686, email info@ericvirgil.com or go towww.ericvirgil.com. Dj: NinePM. Dresscode: Guys must wear shoes and button down shirts. Females do not wear flats. Age: 21 and over with proper id. Time: Doors Open at 5pm. Food: Kitchen open until midnight For more information about Empire Hotel, please contact Eric Virgil at 917-664-2686, email info@ericvirgil.com or go to www.ericvirgil.com. Casino Night: Win Prizes, Free Give-Aways; Roulette & Black Jack Tables. Description: Reminiscent of a luxe penthouse, Empire is a chic rooftop oasis 12 stories above Manhattans classy Upper Westside. This skytop jewel exudes class and sophistication. So, if you are looking for an upscale atmosphere...look no further! Empire Rooftop has it all for you. In the Penthouse Lounge, party goers will find comfy seating, a bar, and window-lined walls. Just off this area is the East Terrace, which offers a private bar, seating and cabanas. There is also the Rooftop Terrace, covered with a stunning glass convertible roof. What better way to spend a night than sipping on cocktails, listening to good music, and surrounded by great company!

Spring Trunk Show - Mephisto New York
April 25, 2013 - New York

See what's new for spring at Mephisto's spring trunk show, featuring Mephisto shoes and sandals with soft-air technology, and much more.

X-Stream - Brooklyn Academy of Music
April 25, 2013 - Brooklyn

A kinetic zoom of dance, video, and theater that views the transience of the human experience through the lives of nine contemporary women living on the edge of uncertainty. Victimized by ecological insanity and mass consumption the women lose their senses and become shut off from the outside world, only to rediscover they are a link in the chain between self and other. Shaken by a "Frankenstorm" and sheltered in a toy house, they recycle their dreams in a mutual game of "heart-storming."

Elegant Ellington - Jazz at Lincoln Center
Through April 25, 2013 - New York

Throughout his orchestra's half-century, Duke Ellington deployed the individuality of his players to infinitely creative ends, sustaining the operation on the proceeds from a series of hits that remain touchstones of the Great American Songbook. Singer-pianist-impresario Michael Feinstein, along with Grammy Award-winning vocalist Kurt Elling, rising star vocalist Brianna Thomas , multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton, and music director Tedd Firth will interpret these works on a show that explores both Ellington's musical roots and the full flowering of his genius.

New York Philharmonic - Carnegie Hall
April 26, 2013 - New York

The incomparable Renee Fleming joins the New York Philharmonic and Alan Gilbert for the world premiere of a new work by Swedish composer Anders Hillborg. Also on the program are Respighi's charming Fontane di Roma and Ravel's colorful orchestration of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition.

Till Fellner - Carnegie Hall
April 26, 2013 - New York

The New York Times has described Till Fellner's playing as "thoughtful and surprising"--that he is "turning out to be one of the great musical chameleons." In this recital, Fellner presents Schumann's poignant Symphonic Etudes, as well as sonatas by Haydn and Mozart, and music by Bach.

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library
April 26, 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
April 26, 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.

Joe Iconis & Family - 54 Below
April 26, 2013 - New York

After a sold-out holiday run, musical theater writer Joe Iconis is proud to bring his unique mash-up of showtune cabaret and rock and roll jamboree back to 54 Below. Join Mr. Iconis and his merry band of musical theater punks as they roar their way through a set of Joe's incendiary songs. The huge cast of brilliant actor/singers, lunatic musicians and legendary special guests will offer you an evening where searing character studies meet drunken back room sing-alongs. This is no mere concert. This is a great, big, howling love-letter to passionate musical theater at its best and bloodiest. Grease up your kazoo, fill your whiskey glass and stay for a while

Jump-N-Jam Tween/Teen Night - Pump It Up Norwalk
April 26, 2013 - Norwalk

Kids ages 8-13 are invited to an evening of special effects glow lighting, karaoke, competitions and glow money. Be sure to wear white, tye dye or neon clothing. Admission includes a slice of pizza, inflatable play and games, drinks, and a glow necklace.

Die Walküre - Metropolitan Opera
April 26, 2013 -

Approximate running time 5 hrs. 4 min. Robert Lepage's landmark production of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen is back for three complete cycles in spring 2013, on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the composer's birth. In the second installment, the focus of the story shifts from the realm of the gods to the human world. Deborah Voigt and Katarina Dalayman share the role of Brünnhilde and Mark Delavan and Greer Grimsley are Wotan. Stephanie Blythe, Martina Serafin, Simon O'Neill, and Hans-Peter König also star. Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium.

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.

Shadow Puppet Troupe of Wat Bo: Sor Neakabas (The Magical Arrowhead Dragon) - Brookfield Place Winter Garden, formerly World Financial Center
April 26, 2013 - Lower Manhattan

The master puppeteers, dancers, and musicians of Cambodia's acclaimed Shadow Puppet Troupe of Wat Bo will perform the ancient art of Sbeik Thom, a royal form of shadow puppetry featuring giant leather panels carved with intricate designs. Cambodian shadow puppetry is rarely seen in the U.S. and was nearly threatened with extinction under the Khmer Rouge. Specially commissioned by Arts Brookfield, the performances are one of only a handful of free events that are part of Season of Cambodia, a celebration of the country's arts, culture, and humanities that will bring works by more than 125 Cambodian artists to 30 major venues throughout the city.

Concrete Escort I, II, III, IV - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
April 26, 2013 - New York

New York-based Japanese performance artist Ei Arakawa invites painters, sculptors, dancers, filmmakers, and archivists to form a temporal group addressing Gutai today. Resulting in a performative exhibition tour of Gutai: Splendid Playground where the audience will be escorted and repositioned, emphasis will be on the power dynamic within Gutai, women and men, singularity and plurality, and performance and painting. Tasked to communicate the diversity of Gutai activities, each tour takes a different route through the exhibition.

Stories from Southeast Asia - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
April 26, 2013 - New York

Three short films from Myanmar, Thailand, and Indonesia explore how everyday minutiae are weighted with historical implication, the lasting trauma of ethnic massacre, and the struggle to coexist in an unfamiliar environment.

2013 El día de los niños/Children's Day - Orangeburg Library
April 26, 2013 - Orangeburg

Children and their parents can play bingo in Spanish as the library marks El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children¹s Day/Book Day), a national initiative sponsored by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association. Space is limited; pre-registration is required.

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.

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts - Molloy College Madison Theatre
April 26, 2013 - Rockville Centre

Rock the night away with Joan Jett, an orginator, an innovator, and a visionary. As the leader of the hard-rocking Blackhearts, she's had eight platinum and gold albums and nine Top 40 singles, including the classics "Bad Reputation," "I Love Rock N' Roll," "I hate Myself For Loving You," and "Crimson and Clover."

Storytime: Squeak, Rumble, Whomp! Whomp! Whomp! - Barnes & Noble
April 26, 2013 - West Nyack

Ringing with exuberance and auditory delights, this second collaboration by world-renowned jazz musician and composer Wynton Marsalis and acclaimed illustrator Paul Rogers takes readers (and listeners) on a rollicking, clanging, clapping tour through the many sounds that fill a neighborhood. Following the story, children will make their own instrument.

Mother's Day Chocolates -Teens - Floral Park Public Library
April 26, 2013 - Floral Park

Teens will be making chocolates from scratch using beautiful molds perfect for spring and for someone special. Chef Kathy will demonstrate how to colorfully hand decorate these delicious chocolates. Take them home in decorative boxes to make that perfect presentation. Sign up online or at the adult reference department.

Free Fridays Parent-Child Play Date - Rosenthal JCC Yorktown Branch
April 26, 2013 - Yorktown Heights

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

Cooking with Teens: Small Bites for Teens - Panini, Pizza & Crostini - Westchester Italian Cultural Center
April 26, 2013 - Tuckahoe

Join Chef Franca for an evening of fun-filled cooking and eating. Start by learning to make dough for thin and thick crust pizza, then work hands-on to prepare delicious panini and crostini, as well as an assortment of mini individual pizzas with fresh and delicious toppings.

"Evita" - Archbishop Stepinac HS - Major Bowes Auditorium
April 26, 2013 - White Plains

The Stepinac Drama Club presents the Tony Award-winning Broadway hit, "Evita." With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, it tells the story of her early life, rise to power, charity work, and eventual death as the most beloved - and hated - woman in the history of Argentina. May be inappropriate for children younger than age 6.

Wii Game Day - Poppenhusen Library
April 26, 2013 - College Point

Kids can play fun Wii games and test their skills. For teens, but all ages are welcome. Children under 8 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Musical - 'Godspell' - White Plains Performing Arts Center (WPPAC)
April 26, 2013 - White Plains

A WPPAC Conservatory Theatre Production. Based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew, and featuring a sparkling score by Stephen Schwartz, "Godspell" boasts a string of well-loved songs, led by the international hit, "Day By Day." Other favorites include "Prepare Ye The Way Of The Lord," "Learn Your Lessons Well," "All For The Best," "All Good Gifts," and "By My Side," and more.

Gallery Talk - Ancient Near Eastern Seals & Tablets - Morgan Library & Museum
April 26, 2013 - New York

Curator Sidney Babcock will lead this informal tour of the Morgan's renowned Seals and Tablets collection. Free.

Arbor Day Celebration - Prospect Park Audubon Center
April 26, 2013 - Flatbush

How many types of trees are there in Prospect Park? Learn about one of the most important aspects of its landscape. Come put down roots and enjoy games, crafts, and an exhibit on the Parks trees.

Kidz Cook - Staten Island Children's Museum
April 26, 2013 - Staten Island

Kids make some Harlem soul food inspired by Jazz. Is there any soul food inspired by soul?

Family Movie Night - Moxie Spot
April 26, 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.

Fashion Fast Forward: Japanese Art Goes POP - Japan Society
April 26, 2013 - New York

Join in for an insider's look into contemporary fashion/design/street culture inspired by Japanese art through the millennia. Like the tastemaker merchants and artisans who shaped ukiyo-e culture, consider how populist fashion blogs and "street kids" influence the upper echelons of high fashion. Longtime Tokyo resident Tiffany Godoy, fashion editor and author of Style Deficit Disorder: Harajuku Street Fashion—Tokyo, interviews international fashion directors and designers. Mingle with models and fashion-world denizens at a reception that will feature a live DJ set and presentation.

Teen Happy Hour - Flushing Library
April 26, 2013 - Flushing

Teens can end their week playing video games, board games, listening to music, and just hanging out with their friends.

Mother Goose TIme - Poppenhusen Library
April 26, 2013 - College Point

Infants and toddlers up to age two can enjoy bouncing rhymes and songs, short books and circle time designed to support children on the road to reading. Parents and other adult caregivers are welcome.

Young Leaders Institute of Laurelton - Laurelton Library
April 26, 2013 - Laurelton

Children in grades 3-6 make friends and learn leadership skills.

Toddler Learning Center - Bellerose Library
April 26, 2013 - Bellerose

Children ages 18-36 months, with parent or caregiver, play with educational toys and games, do simple craft projects, learn songs and rhymes. Preregistration required.

Legos in the Library - Fairfield Woods Branch Library
April 26, 2013 - Fairfield

Drop in and create with the library's mega selection of Legos. Grades K-5.

downUNDER Premieres - Fairfield Woods Branch Library
April 26, 2013 - Fairfield

Unwind after a week at school. Watch a new to DVD movie and share snacks with friends in the downUnder Teen Center. Grades 6-12.

Movie Under the Stars: The Lorax - Earthplace
April 26, 2013 - Westport

Watch a family-friendly movie under the stars outside in the Earthplace sanctuary on a 9 x 12 foot screen. Bring a blanket and snuggle up with loved ones. Movie begins at dusk. In the event of rain, the movie will be shown indoors

Arbor Day Film: The Man Who Planted Trees - Garvies Point Museum and Preserve
April 26, 2013 - Glen Cove

Celebrate Earth Day with the film, The Man Who Planted Trees. This timeless and inspirational story is a chronicle of the enormous contribution that one person can make to the earth. Over the course of thirty years, laboring in peace, without interruption, and in complete anonymity, this solitary shepherd nurtures and transforms the arid landscape, bringing the region back to life. (30 mins.)

Glow Bounce - Pump It Up of Great Neck
April 26, 2013 - Great Neck

Come join in on an open bounce with a twist. After you get your GLOW necklace and once we start your ultimate jump experience we turn up the fun, make 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 are always required to play at Pump It Up. 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. Use your imagination.

FAMILY POETRY NIGHT - Brentwood Library
April 26, 2013 - Brentwood

Watch award winning poet and children's book author Darren Sardelli perform his funny poems for the crowd. He will dazzle you with his humorous topics, whimsical characters, and surprise endings. Sign-up begins April 8.

Mothers' Center Circle - Baldwin Public Library
April 26, 2013 - Baldwin

Part of the National Mothers' Center, this group provides a social outlet for mothers and their children. Discuss the challenges and joys of parenting, while the children enjoy a play group. The group provides a welcoming, non-judgmental environment where mothers can share insights and build confidence. Registration required.

Spring Dance Concert - Hofstra University-John Cranford Adams Playhouse, South Campus.
April 26, 2013 - Hempstead

The Spring Dance Concert will feature guest choreographer David Parker, artistic director of The Bang Group, who will create an exciting new piece on the Hofstra dance majors. Additionally, Nancy Duncan, producing director of CoDanceCo, Inc. as well as Dancing Classrooms Long Island, will be restaging Bebe Miller's 1983 work Guardian Angels. Miller, a recipient of the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship among many other awards, is currently a full-time professor in the Ohio State University Dance Department. Hofstra faculty choreographers include Stormy Brandenberger, Anita Feldman, Dyane Harvey-Salaam, and Maxine Steinman.

Wacky Wednesday - Theatre Three
April 26, 2013 - Port Jefferson

A wild wish sends Amanda and her dad into a crazy cross adventure where they find that they have switched places. Hilarity and hijinx ensue as they learn that being someone else might be harder than it seems.

Charlotte Sometimes - Zio Toto
April 26, 2013 - Brooklyn

Singer/songwriter Charlotte Sometimes will be performing April 26th at Zio Toto in Brooklyn. Charlotte has just released her new album "Circus Head", and is excited to share it live with her fans at this show!

PJ Party! - New York Kids Club
April 26, 2013 - Upper West Side

Pajama parties are a one-of-a-kind thematic "after hours" celebration for children 2.5-8 years featuring gym exploration, art, story, cooking, games, relays, and more. All parties culminate in a disco dance party, and dinner is provided. This is a drop off event.

Playful Playdough - Children's Museum of Manhattan
April 26, 2013 - Upper West Side

Young children can squeeze, tap, roll, and experiment with playdough.

Uproar Art Benefit - Living Gallery
April 26, 2013 - Bushwick

Benefit for Uproar Art children's art program, featuring music and performances.

Brass and Belles: Trumpeter/Singer Bria Skonberg - Cafe Carlyle
Through April 26, 2013 - New York

Trumpeter/singer recording artist, Bria Skonberg will celebrate the joyous companionship of pairs like Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday's cool vocals accented by the sizzling trumpet of Charlie Shavers, the sassy duo of Anita O?Day and Roy Eldridge, and the incredibly entertaining Louis Prima and Keely Smith in a three-weekend engagement at Cafe Carlyle. Cover charge is $25 on Thursdays, $30 on Fridays and the minimum is $25. For reservations call: 212.744.1600.

In Conversation at The Carlyle: Dr. Maya Angelou - Cafe Carlyle
April 26, 2013 - New York

Hosted in conjunction with Random House Publishing, the literary series consists of three separate events where guests enjoy a three course luncheon in the upscale New York City hotel, a glass of wine, a copy of the author's new book, followed by a literary discussion in The Cafe Carlyle with the author. Today, Dr. Maya Angelou discusses her new book, "Mom & Me & Mom."

ZUMBA FITNESS FOR OTA - INTENSITY FITNESS
April 26, 2013 - Norwalk

Join Marcello and friends for a special Zumba class to benefit OTA (Oyebog Tennis Academy) a non-profit organization that teaches tennis to underprivileged children in Cameroon, Africa to change their lives by improving their health, their self-esteem and their educational opportunities. For more information on OTA, visit: oyebogtennisacademy.org. Open to all experience levels and ages (10 and up). This is a unique opportunity to share your workout with children on another continent who have so little and need so much.

5-Borough Youth Rock Symphony with The Mark Wood Experience - Brooklyn Technical High School
April 26, 2013 - Fort Greene

The Electrify Your Music Foundation (electrifyyourmusic.org), a new non-profit dedicated to revitalizing underfunded public school music programs, announces its first major fundraising and launch event, The 5-Borough Youth Rock Symphony. The organization, founded by Emmy Award winning composer, electric violinist and music education advocate Mark Wood, is based on the success of his Electrify Your Strings! curriculum, which has been brought into hundreds of public schools throughout America’s heartland over the past 12 years. The program has raised millions of dollars and continues to expose students to the great cultural opportunities that might not otherwise be available to them. For the foundation’s launch event, over 200 music students from six New York City public schools, representing each borough, will come together for an electrified rock symphony performance. The student orchestra, along with Mark Wood, will perform his distinctive arrangements of the music of Led Zeppelin, Aaron Copland, The Beatles, and Vivaldi; along with his original compositions. To purchase tickets or donate, visit, http://www.electrifyyourmusic.eventbrite.com "It's not about turning students into professional musicians - though if that's the path they choose, great,” remarked EYM Founder, Mark Wood. “It's about empowering them to dream big, take chances, and break down barriers so that they can achieve success in any field." The seven participating schools are: Fort Hamilton High School and Brooklyn Technical High School representing Brooklyn, Talent Unlimited High School representing Manhattan, Celia Cruz High School representing the Bronx, Bayside High School representing Queens and Curtis High School representing Staten Island. In addition, Long Island will be represented by Westbury High School. The Electrify Your Music Foundation’s mission is to change children’s lives by inspiring creative, innovative, and confident thinking. The foundation also seeks to connect imagination and intellect through the power of music. Funds raised from this event will help bring programs like EYS to schools across the country with underfunded or lacking music programs. By providing instruments for student musicians and orchestras, and offering music scholarships and grants, the Electrify Your Music Foundation hopes to make the future brighter for these student musicians. “It is exciting to see initiatives that augment the programs we offer at the Department of Education and the creative ways that public and private efforts work together to assure that our children have fulfilling music educations,” remarked Barbara A. Murray, Director of Music of the New York City Department of Education. “Having EYS at my school changed the way my students think about their instruments and how to play them. Mark's enthusiasm for what he brings to the table is electric and contagious,” said Barry Stern, Orchestra Director at Fort Hamilton High School in Brooklyn, NY. ABOUT ELECTRIFY YOUR STRINGS! Electrify Your Strings! (EYS) is a music education phenomenon that fires up students, teachers, and local communities by injecting a high voltage dose of energy and much-needed funding into school music education programs. Created by international recording artist, electric violinist, Emmy winning composer, and music education advocate Mark Wood, EYS connects students, teachers, and administrators to the vibrancy of music in an unforgettable experience culminating in a live performance, with all ticket sales directly benefiting the participating music department. The advantages of music education are well documented, but support for these programs continues to be a challenge. Now celebrating its 12th year, EYS provides a unique solution to these problems by working directly with schools to tailor programs to their needs by incorporating American styles and improvisation, raising funds, and inspiring students to succeed both in and out of music class. EYS transforms quiet, young students into expressive and passionate musicians, and oftentimes opens up their inner charisma and strength. Mark Wood has spent much of his illustrious career traveling the United States visiting public schools with lacking music programs; oftentimes in small cities, where access to modern culture is lacking. Wood presents over 60 EYS programs per year and works with local community Boards of Education in presenting it. With a Juilliard educated pedigree, Mark has been asked to perform with artists such as Trans Siberian Orchestra, Billy Joel, and Celine Dion. Mark, along with his wife Laura Kaye, a professional singer working with legends like James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Lenny Kravitz, and prodigy drummer son Elijah, have injected a high dosage of the rock musical experience into their conventional school music curricula across the country. The outcome of these EYS events often result in energized music departments, a boost of student self-esteem and overall motivation, and crystal clear awareness of the importance of maintaining healthy music programs.

WeeZee World 1st Birthday Bash and National Sensory Awareness Day - WeeZee World
April 26, 2013 - Chappaqua

WeeZee World of "Yes I Can!" is celebrating their first year anniversary, inviting all to come celebrate in their 16,000-square-foot gym. All are welcome to enjoy refreshments, activities, and prizes. WeeZee World of "Yes I Can!" is Westchester's gym for kids, with programs and activities that exercise and strengthen intellectual, physical, and social skills in a one-of-a-kind 16,000-square-foot play center. The programs at WeeZee are designed for kids of all abilities, ages 1-12, and include cutting-edge sensory equipment, social group activities, and classes. The world within WeeZee challenges the child's intellectual curiosity and strengthens his physical, intellectual, and social abilities. In addition, WeeZee offers after-school programs and personalized fitness plans for children with learning disabilities that span the spectrum from dyslexia to autism. WeeZee is open from 8am-9pm seven days a week. Registration for fully-supervised and structured after-school programs and classes is still available. Summer camp registration has also begun.

Crackers, Oranges & Pringles - National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath)
April 26, 2013 - New York

The Museum of Mathematics is pleased to announce a special Family Friday workshop for parents and kids on Friday, April 26, at 7 pm. Dr. Daina Taimina, mathematical artist, author, and mother of two, will present "Crackers, Oranges, and Pringles" – a creative, hands-on exploration of surfaces with different curvature. Dr. Taimina, known for creating "hyperbolic crochet," will start by transforming flat sheets of paper into surfaces with different curvature and then exploring what happens on those surfaces. For those familiar with two basic crochet stitches – chain and single crochet – she will go on to demonstrate how to crochet various hyperbolic surfaces. Dr. Taimina's book, Crocheting Adventures with the Hyperbolic Planes (winner of the 2012 Euler Book Prize), will be available for purchase in Additions, the shop at MoMath, and Dr. Taimina will be available to sign books throughout the weekend (times to be announced). Admission is limited, so register soon for this not-to-be missed special event. This event is appropriate for kids ages 7 and up.

"Tu-Mulch-Uous and Tree-Mendous" - Green-Wood Cemetery
April 27, 2013 - Brooklyn

Calling all gardeners! The Green-Wood Historic Fund will host “TU-MULCH-UOUS AND TREE-MENDOUS,” a day of free mulch, and free trees, and free gardening advice, on Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Brooklyn’s Historic Green-Wood Cemetery. Starting at 10:00 a.m., home landscapers and urban gardeners can scoop up some of the best, high-grade mulch available. Mulch-seekers are advised to bring their own bags. Free trees are also available for New York City residents thanks to a collaboration with the New York Restoration Project and MillionTreesNYC. Anyone interested in bringing home a free tree should arrive as close to 10 am as possible to fill out a registration form. Trees are given out on a first-come, first-served basis, though a small number of trees will also be available by reservation ahead of time, via www.green-wood.com/toursevents. To be eligible to receive a tree, you must be a New York City resident and able to transport the tree home on your own that day. Each tree weighs approximately 30 pounds. One hundred trees will be given away, and participants can select the tree they’d like. Options at Green-Wood will include fruit trees and small flowering trees. Participants can save time by downloading the paperwork online in advance, via http://www.treegiveaways.com/greenwood.php. Also on hand will be Green-Wood horticulture experts to answer any gardening-related questions you might have about your new tree or your garden at home. Participants are urged to register online in advance. To find out more information or to register, visit www.green-wood.com/toursevents or call 718-210-3080. Quantities are limited and participants will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Amazing Earth Day Race - P.S. 101Q
April 27, 2013 - Forest Hills

Race alone or in groups to win fun and challenging eco-games. Participants cantest their eco knowledge and their catapulting strength. Eat yummy food and buy locally grown plants and flowers. Enjoy the day with friends and neighbors. There is also a recycle program available. See details on each of the following websites. Recycle your stuff: Old Electronics- see:www.lesecologycenter.org for a full list of acceptable items Old Clothes- see: www.wearablecollections.com for a full list of acceptable items Old Ink Cartridges Old Books- bring high quality books to donate to classroom libraries

Crossing Brooklyn Ferry - Brooklyn Academy of Music
Through April 27, 2013 - Brooklyn

Following the success of last year's Crossing Brooklyn Ferry, brothers Bryce and Aaron Dessner of Brooklyn's The National return to BAM for year two of their genre-spanning festival. Held in the various spaces of BAM's Peter Jay Sharp Building, each of the three nights features a different roster of innovative New York City bands and artists from the new-music and experimental scenes and in between -- plus screenings of commissioned short films and scores and a late-night dance party.

New York City Opera: La Perichole - New York City Center
Through April 27, 2013 -

Jacques Offenbach's operetta La Perichole, with a libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halevy, is a lyrical satire loosely based on the life of one of the 18th century's most famous Peruvians, Micaela Villegas, a wildly popular entertainer who was mistress to the head of state. It will be directed by Christopher Alden.

'The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe' - St. Luke's Theatre
Through April 27, 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.

Rigoletto - Metropolitan Opera
April 27, 2013 -

Director Michael Mayer has placed his new production of Verdi's towering tragedy in Las Vegas in 1960 -- an ideal setting for this eternal conflict of depravity and innocence. Piotr Beczala is the womanizing Duke, Zeljko Lucic is his tragic sidekick, Rigoletto, and Diana Damrau sings Rigoletto's daughter, Gilda. Michele Mariotti conducts.

WOOLWORTH’S GARGOYLES - Skyscraper Museum
April 27, 2013 - New York

Did you know that the Woolworth Building is ornamented with gargoyles? Sculptures carved to resemble an odd or monstrous creature, such as a monkey, dragon, or lion ornament the tower and also serve the practical purpose of directing rain water from the roof. During a quick tour of the exhibition “Woolworth Building @ 100”, kids will seek out the Woolworth Building’s details of fanciful architectural ornament and then design skyscrapers with visual stories of their own! Ages 3-10.

Cinderella - BroadHollow's BayWay Arts Center
April 27, 2013 - East Islip

Spend an afternoon with Cinderella, her wicked stepmother and stepsisters, the fairy godmother, a handsome prince and a funny royal court.

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.

Strawberry Fields Beatles Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
April 27, 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".

Emanuel Ax Plays Mozart and Alan Gilbert Conducts Bruckner - New York Philharmonic
April 27, 2013 - New York

The virtuoso pianist and New York resident Emanuel Ax joins the Philharmonic as Artist-in-Residence for the 2012-13 season. As an Honorary Member of the Philharmonic-Symphony Society of New York, he has performed with the Orchestra on 100 occasions. This season, Emanuel Ax will perform piano concertos and chamber music of the works of Brahms, Mahler, Mozart, Schoenberg and more. Mr. Ax will join the Orchestra for a very exciting evening of his first-ever performance of a Bach concerto, the Keyboard Concerto in D minor. He will also join the New York Philharmonic on tour this Spring where he will perform Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 25 in select cities.

Dance Under the Influence - Jared Angel, Pontus Lidberg, Susan Marshall & Company and Sara du Jour - Museum of Arts & Design
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

Taking to the stage once again, MAD's signature series Dance Under the Influence returns for another season of live performances by the top talent of contemporary dance.

Hirali Sawa - Figment - James Cohan Gallery
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

A double projection, Lineament (2012) begins with a panning shot that travels across the rumpled white sheets of a single bed. If we might usually think of film as a technology of remembrance, curator Tom Morton writes of Lineament that it "is employed to a different end. Hiraki Sawa does not try to recover that which has been forgotten, but rather investigates the aftermath of forgetting -- a dreamlike state in which the usual rules of cause and effect are suspended, and new imaginative possibilities take root."

Zhang Xiaogang - Pace Gallery
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

A two-venue exhibition of new work by Chinese artist Zhang Xiaogang. In addition to painting, Zhang Xiaogang has recently explored sculpture, working in bronze and gypsum.

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.

Billy Childish - Lehmann Maupin
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of work by the English artist, painter, author, poet, photographer, film maker, singer and guitarist.

Billy Bragg - The Town Hall
April 27, 2013 - New York

Those familiar with the passionate, charismatic Bragg know the English alternative rock musician's music blends elements of folk music, punk rock and protest songs, and his lyrics range from the personal to the political. He has a new album due out in March 2013 and will be touring with a backing band, playing songs from his impressive back catalogue as well as the new record.

Charles Jarboe - New Paintings - Bernarducci Meisel Gallery
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

Bach Revisited - The Baroque Vanguard - Miller Theatre
April 27, 2013 - New York

Previously heard in Miller's new-music series, Ensemble Signal returns with crackerjack harpsichordist Bezuidenhout to explore the vanguard of a different era.

Vijay Iyer: Solo, Trio, Sextet - Carnegie Hall
April 27, 2013 - New York

Grammy-nominated composer-pianist Vijay Iyer leads an evening of stunning music from his highly celebrated and award-winning solo, trio, and sextet recordings.

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.

Souleymane Badolo with Cynthia Oliver - Barak and Buudou, BADOO, BADOLO - New York Live Arts
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

Born in Burkina Faso, choreographer and performer Souleymane Badolo's African heritage is a driving force in his work. The evening will include a new work guided by the Gurunsi divination system bagger, a ritual where form and structure are suggested through the meaning inherent in thrown cowrie shells. Also on the program, Buudou, BADOO, BADOLO is inspired by Badolo's rich family legacy as it traces the journey of his great-great-grandfather; the lessons his father taught him; and the responsibility he feels to his own son about their ancestry. BOOM!, a new duet by Cynthia Oliver featuring Oliver and Leslie Cuyjet, opens the performance program. A nugget of a larger work to come, BOOM! exposes and manipulates notions of building a life and a relationship - of a woman to herself, her history, her present and future. Negotiating and renegotiating the rules of personhood, fate and consequence, BOOM! simultaneously reveals, resists and submits to the structures and shape of a performance.

Diego Perrone - Scultura che non sia conchiglia non canta - Casey Kaplan Gallery
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

Marian Osher - Celebration! - Ceres Gallery
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

Osher's mixed-media artwork on canvas celebrates a broad spectrum of textures and colors that stimulate her personal vision. She hopes that viewers will feel tactile and sensory connections to their own experiences.

Joyce Parcher - Retrospective - Ceres Gallery
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of works from the past and the present --- perhaps portending the future. These acrylic, figurative, expressionist paintings, like time itself, have evolved but necessarily in a straight line.

Duane Michals: The Painted Photograph - DC Moore Gallery
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

The gallery's first exhibition of the work of Duane Michals, which focuses on his current series of hand-painted tintypes (2011-2013).

Musical: 'Disney's Beauty and the Beast' - Irvington Town Hall Theater
April 27, 2013 - Irvington

The Clocktower Players Kids Troupe presents a story of pure, timeless enchantment. The modern classic about a handsome but heartless prince redeemed by a spirited young woman's love also boasts an unforgettable supporting cast of odd and colorful characters who keep the narrative fresh and the humor infectious. This beloved fairy tale about very different people finding strength in one another and learning how to love is perfect entertainment for the entire family.

Spring Bird Walk at Marsh Sanctuary - Westmoreland Sanctuary
April 27, 2013 - Mount Kisco

Join Westmoreland and Marsh Memorial Sanctuary staff for a guided bird walk on the Marsh Memorial Sanctuary in search of a variety of bird species in the sanctuary's meadow, forest, and transitional habitats. Two dozen species of migratory and resident bird species may be expected. Bring binoculars. Meet in the Field Parking area located off of Sarles Street. Visit marshsanctuary.org to view the trail map and location of parking area. All ages welcome. RSVP appreciated but not required. Co-sponsored with the Marsh Memorial Sanctuary.

Operation Slumber - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
April 27, 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!

Run for the Wild 5K & Family Fun Run/Walk - Bronx Zoo
April 27, 2013 - Bronx

This year's 5K run/walk is dedicated to saving some of the biggest of the big animals: elephants. There will be two start times: one for runners at 8am, and a second for the Family Fun Run/Walk at 8:45am. All adults and senior registrants must also raise at least $30 before the run in order to participate on April 27. The minimum fundraising requirement is waived for children. Included: complimentary Bronx Zoo admission for the entire day, and a commemorative WCS Run for the Wild T-shirt. Last year's run sold out early; register ASAP.

Erwin Olaf - Berlin - Hasted Kraeutler
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

A new series of photographs by Erwin Olaf set in the capital of Germany. The series, composed of scenes and portraits, allude to a painful past in a photographed present, while self portraits of Olaf reflect an aging future. A selection of photographs from the series have been produced as carbon prints. Carbon printing, a traditional 19th century printing method with strong ties to Dutch art history, is an extremely time consuming and arduous process using pigments. Olaf sought out one of the only Carbon printers still working in the Netherlands, Kees Brandenburg, and together they combined contemporary technique, with 19th century methods to produce an unrivaled 21st century version of the Carbon print. Erwin Olaf's Keyhole series will also be on view, which alludes to the strong emotions of shame and humiliation. The photographs are accompanied by a installation where the viewer can look through the keyholes of two doors, and depending which view they choose, experience a sentiment of either happiness or shame. The Keyhole exhibition was honored as one of the highlights during Arco Madrid 2012.

Atlas, Kahrs, Mucha, Whiteread - Luhring Augustine
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

ALICE IN WONDERLAND - John W. Engeman Theater
April 27, 2013 - Northport

Mixing in a dash of popular culture to the original Lewis Carroll story brings this frolicking journey of a young girl who falls down a rabbit hole to a whole new level. Join Alice and all her friends as you become part of the story.

Family Weekend Workshop - Migration Physics - Hudson River Museum & Planetarium
April 27, 2013 - Yonkers

Creative activities inspired by the Museum's collections and exhibitions, led by Junior Docents. Appropriate for ages 7 and older. Today: in the Hudson Riverama, discover the structure and functions of feathers of migrating birds as they return to the Hudson Valley.

Y Healthy Kids Day - Patriot's Park, Tarrytown
April 27, 2013 - Tarrytown

YMCA Healthy Kids Day and Rotary Duck Derby in Tarrytown present this fun family fair featuring health and safety booths, rides for toddlers and young children, live animals, games, sports, live music, food, and five heats of the Duck Derby! A fun way to spend the day and learn about healthier living. Bring the family and play together! A leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility, the Y holds Healthy Kids Day annually to teach healthy habits and inspire a lifetime love of physical activity through active play. As part of this initiative, the Y - along with hundreds of thousands of parents and kids nationwide - is taking on summer by addressing critical gaps in health and education that cause kids to be at risk for childhood obesity and suffer summer learning loss.

Carnival! Dinner & Dance Fundraiser to benefit Jamaica Drum Jam - St. Patrick Church (Basement)
April 27, 2013 - Long Island City

Help the community while enjoying live music, dance performances and a mini-carnival at this fundraiser. The ticket donation will benefit Jamaica Drum Jam, a non-profit program which provides music education and musical performances to low and moderate income individuals in New York City, and will be used to pay for our new instruments, instrument repairs, printing, postage, facilitator and performer fees, non-musical workshops supplies, storage, engraving and hand trucks to transport instruments. About Jamaica Drum Jam: Jamaica Drum Jam is an unincorporated association formed exclusively for the charitable, educational and cultural purposes of providing music education and musical performances to low and moderate income individuals in New York City. Jamaica Drum Jam develops and provides interactive lectures, lessons, workshops, public recitals and concerts. At the current time, it is not a 501(c)(3) organization & donations are not tax-deductible. Admission includes: All You Can Eat Buffet Sexy Singles Auction Dance classes by Rodrigo Dance Studio and Cashel Campbell Belly dance performance by Cashel Campbell Salsa performance by Junyversal Dance Company Musical Performances by Nelson Jenkins, Albert Bencosme, Linda LaPorte and Jamaica Drum Jam Drum Corps Mini-Carnival featuring: Classic Carnival Games & Prizes A Hug & Kiss Booth Gurudan, the Soothsayer and Bad Advice Dan Jamaica Drum Jam Souvenirs Occasion Creations Stationery and Favors Amber Ray Accoutrements Sage Healing Massage Therapy

Parkinson’s Unity Walk - Naumburg Bandshell
April 27, 2013 - New York

Largest grassroots Parkinson’s event in the U.S., raising awareness and funds for research. 100% of donations go to research. Funds raised benefit seven major U.S. Parkinson's organizations. For more information, visit www.unitywalk.org or call 866-789-9255.

Earth Day Celebration and More - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center
April 27, 2013 - Cornwall

The nature center invites families to enjoy a day of three special events: Hike-A-Thon ? Hike for a Purpose starting at 9:30am; Earth Day Celebration 10am?3pm; and the opening of Grasshopper Grove: Gateway to Nature Play at noon. Rain date April 28.

Map NYC: ABC 123 - New York Transit Museum
April 27, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

There are 24 subway lines and over 200 bus routes in New York City. Kids pick their favorite and design a map inspired by their choice.

Subway Safari - New York Transit Museum
April 27, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Our favorite underground dwellers are back after hibernating all winter! Each week kids read and hear stories inspired by animals that make tunnels and travel under our feet, just like the subway, and make a craft.

Frances England - Symphony Space
April 27, 2013 - Upper West Side

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. With musical influences from Woodie Guthrie and the Carter Family to Cat Power and Yo La Tengo, San Fransisco's Frances England makes warm, intimate feel-good indie-folk music for the whole family.

How I Learned to Become a Superhero - T. Schreiber Studios
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

how i learned to become a Superhero follows the stories of three people who have taken action against the losses they have suffered in their lives by turning themselves into real life "Superheroes". Whether the Manhattan transplant "Safety Pilot" and his sidekick, the Seattle native "Hope", or the Baltimore renegade "Guardian Angel", the heroes have to face the consequences of playing make believe in a world that is all too real, where consequences of the past are always present, and the future uncertain.

Rapunzel - BroadHollow at Elmont
April 27, 2013 - Elmont

A tangled fairy tale. Let down your hair and join Rapunzel, her Prince, and the evil witch for an afternoon of hair-raising hijinx.

Storytime: Squeak, Rumble, Whomp! Whomp! Whomp! - Barnes & Noble
April 27, 2013 - West Nyack

Ringing with exuberance and auditory delights, this second collaboration by world-renowned jazz musician and composer Wynton Marsalis and acclaimed illustrator Paul Rogers takes readers (and listeners) on a rollicking, clanging, clapping tour through the many sounds that fill a neighborhood. Following the story, children will make their own instrument.

Joshua Bell, violin - Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
April 27, 2013 - Greenvale

Virtuoso violinist Joshua Bell's repertoire foir the evening includes SCHUBERT: Sonatina in A minor, STRAUSS: Sonata for Violin and Piano in E-flat, and PROKOFIEV: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2. Sam Haywood accompanies him on piano.

Up in the Air - Long Island Children's Museum
April 27, 2013 - Garden City

This special LICM workshop will explore the ins and outs of air, space, and flight. Discover the history of aviation on Long Island, including the famous balloon flight by W.H. Donaldson in 1873, and the �Golden Age� that transformed aviation from a sport to a growing industry. Engineer your own �AIR-MAZING� gliders with simple items like paper and drinking straws.

Arbor Day Festival - Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park
April 27, 2013 - Oyster Bay

The Arbor Day Festival is designed to educate and raise awareness about how you can help protect and save the environment. Activities include children's nature activities, children's entertainment, caricaturist, nature walks and tours, and much more. Admission to the Arbor Day Family Festival is $20 per vehicle. Once you enter the park, all activities, exhibits, and shows are FREE. All proceeds benefit Planting Fields. For more information, call 516-922-8676 or 516-922-8678, or visit www.plantingfields.org.

McCarter Theatre Center presents 'Sunjata Kamalenya' - Long Island Children's Museum
April 27, 2013 - Garden City

One of the greatest legends of West African Mand? tradition is brought to life in a completely interactive experiential theater production. The tale of Sunjata is the saga of a boy who is prophesied to be the greatest king of his people, and his loving mother, who must help him to overcome the adversity of a very dangerous world of sorcery and hostility. Traditional music, costumes, and scenery set the stage for an unforgettable experience as students realize that they are not there merely to watch the production, but are being immersed and involved in helping to create the magical world of 12th century Mali.

Art for Families: Once Upon a Time: Stories and Art - The Noguchi Museum
April 27, 2013 - Long Island City

Parents can engage with their children in discussions about art in the galleries, and work together or individually to make their own works of art. This program is for families with children ages 5-11. Space is limited and reservations are required.

Queens Jazz Over Ground: Jazz Fest - Flushing Town Hall
April 27, 2013 - Flushing

A great day of Jazz! Performances by Queens-based musicians and students, plus free workshops and clinics for jazz fans of all ages. QJOG is a collective of Queens-based musicians, that stimulates a wider awareness of Queens as an important destination for live jazz, cultivates a diverse local audience, and enriches the cultural life of Queens.

Hurricane Sandy: Through the Lens of Local Photographers - ArtsWestchester
Through April 27, 2013 - White Plains

A photographic exhibition documenting the local devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy, as well as the stories of endurance, community, and kindness during the wake of the storm. The exhibition will feature over 100 images submitted by professional and amateur photographers in addition to photos from The Journal News' archives. To RSVP to the opening, email lbanks@artswestchester.org.

'Pirate Pete's Parrot' - The Secret Theatre
April 27, 2013 - Long Island City

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

'Evita' - Archbishop Stepinac HS - Major Bowes Auditorium
April 27, 2013 - White Plains

The Stepinac Drama Club presents the Tony Award-winning Broadway hit, "Evita." With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, it tells the story of her early life, rise to power, charity work, and eventual death as the most beloved - and hated - woman in the history of Argentina. May be inappropriate for children younger than age 6.

Marine Life Study Cruises - Maritime Aquarium
April 27, 2013 - Norwalk

Join the crew of the research vessel Oceanic for an educational and scenic trip of the sound. Aquarium educators put participants to work in collecting and examining animals from all levels of the water column: plankton gathered at the surface (and viewed with a video microscope), crabs and worms grabbed from the muddy bottom, and a variety of fish, crabs, lobsters and surprises brought up in the trawl net. Advance reservations recommended. Go online or call ext. 2206 to for more information or to purchase tickets.

LEGOMANIA! - Freestyle Lego Building - Scarsdale Public Library
April 27, 2013 - Scarsdale

Unstructured, free-style building. Registration is required, but not restricted to Scarsdale card holders.

Alien Invaders with Animal Embassy - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
April 27, 2013 - Stamford

Beginning with a hike through the nature center's woodland preserve, join Animal Embassy to search for invasive species. Learn how introduced plant and animal species are impacting our local environment. After the hike, return to the Animal Embassy building and meet several live "Alien Invaders" and learn how these animals are able to overcome the challenges of life in a foreign land, the serious problems that they create, and how Animal Embassy uses these and many other Animal Ambassadors to educate about and help prevent further alien invasions. Recommended for ages 5 and older. Space is limited. Register early by calling 203-977-6521.

'Charlotte's Web' - Emelin Theatre
April 27, 2013 - Mamaroneck

Charlotte (a spider) and Wilbur (a pig) are unlikely friends, but when Wilbur faces the troubling prospect of becoming pork dinner, it's Charlotte to the rescue! Spinning words into her web, Charlotte weaves a solution that not only makes Wilbur a prize pig, but ensures his place on the farm forever. A Theatreworks USA production for ages 4 and older.

Best Friends Pet Super Adoption - Westchester County Center
April 27, 2013 - White Plains

Best Friend's New York Super Adoption features hundreds of dogs, cats, puppies, kittens, and rabbits. Interested In volunteering? Contact Tammy at tammyh@bestfriends.org.

Babysitting Course - Ruth Keeler Memorial Library
April 27, 2013 - North Salem

Denise Schrimer will be teaching a course in babysitting for students in grades 6-12. Students will learn vital skills for the safe and responsible care of children. Enrollment is limited to 12 spaces. Students who participate are asked to bring a notebook, pencil, and a bag lunch and drink. Certificates of completion will be awarded. Co-sponsored by the North Salem Recreation Dept.

Bird Walk (Main Sanctuary) - Audubon Greenwich
April 27, 2013 - Greenwich

Enjoy a bird walk in the Main Sanctuary. Morning bird walks are a spring tradition. Meet in Audubon Greenwich parking area on Riversville Road. No charge or RSVP required. Bring binoculars and/or a camera. Loaner binoculars may be available. Questions? Call Ted Gilman at x230.

Bluebird and Tree Swallow Nestbox Happenings - Audubon Greenwich
April 27, 2013 - Greenwich

Join a leisurely stroll to check out the activity of two of the most regular nestbox inhabitants. Listen for songs and calls, watch for feeding activity, courtship and competition with other species. RSVP to Ted at x230.

Movies for Kids (and their Families) - 'Hans Christian Andersen' - Jacob Burns Film Center
April 27, 2013 - Pleasantville

Sam Goldwyn's final production for RKO, and also his last film with Danny Kaye. A fanciful blend of comedy, fantasy, and music, "Hans Christian Andersen" was a huge box-office success for Danny Kaye, and earned five Oscar nominations. A classic family film! 1952. 112 min. Rated G.

Feeding Fun - Greenburgh Nature Center
April 27, 2013 - Scarsdale

See what's on the menu during mealtime at the center's live animal museum.

FAMILY JAMS featuring Music for Aardvarks - Groove Performing Arts
April 27, 2013 - Larchmont

A live, interactive musical experience for the whole family. Sing, dance, jam and laugh out loud. Ages 1-5 years with an active grown-up. Registration required. Note new times!

BABY JAMS featuring Music for Aardvarks - Groove Performing Arts
April 27, 2013 - Larchmont

You're up early, so you might as well be jamming! BABY JAM is the ultimate interactive musical experience for the littlest Aardvarks in the house. Don't expect all lullabyes and la-la-la...this Jam really rocks! Live music, pint-sized drums, easy-to-grasp shakers, and other music makers to keep busy baby hands happy. BABY JAM is also a great place for new parents who are living through the same sleep-free nights and baby milestones to meet one another. Proud grandparents and other grown-ups in the extended family are always welcome guests! For pre-mobile babies 3-12 mos. with an active grown-up.

Musical - 'Godspell' - White Plains Performing Arts Center (WPPAC)
April 27, 2013 - White Plains

A WPPAC Conservatory Theatre Production. Based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew, and featuring a sparkling score by Stephen Schwartz, "Godspell" boasts a string of well-loved songs, led by the international hit, "Day By Day." Other favorites include "Prepare Ye The Way Of The Lord," "Learn Your Lessons Well," "All For The Best," "All Good Gifts," and "By My Side," and more.

Family Art Project: Fly Me to the Dove Tree - Wave Hill
April 27, 2013 - Bronx

Visit Wave Hill's dove tree and observe the flower-like bracts that give it its name. Then, using natural materials and paper, make a dove tree sculpture, or use plaster of Paris to create a flock of doves. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until 12pm.

4th Annual CAPP Safe Kids 5K - Prospect Park
April 27, 2013 - Brooklyn

Run or walk in support of child abuse prevention on Saturday, April 27 at the CAPP Safe Kids 5K, presented by Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty, in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. Perfect for serious road runners, casual fitness buffs and spectators from all five boroughs, the 5K will raise funds and awareness for child abuse prevention in New York City. Pre-race warm-up, kids fun run, refreshments, healthy snacks, family-friendly activities and awards are all part of the fun. Funds raised will directly benefit CAPP’s award-winning Child Safety Workshop, which educates children and ensures an understanding of their right to be safe, their right to speak up and their right to a childhood that is free from abuse. Since 1986, CAPP has educated more than 420,000 New York City children on their right to be safe from physical and sexual abuse. Be one of hundreds of supporters to pave the way to a safer future for New York City’s children!

Storytime - Barnes and Noble Bookstore - Utopia Center
April 27, 2013 - Fresh Meadows

Foster the love of reading. A variety of authors and themes will be featured.

Tales to Tails - Wilton Library
April 27, 2013 - Wilton

ROAR's (Ridgefield Operation Animal Rescue) Therapy Dog Program will be bringing therapy dogs to the library for children to read to them. The use of trained therapy dogs in reading programs can result in children who feel comfortable reading out loud, read more often, attempt more difficult books, and actually look forward to reading. Children must read independently to participate in this program. Registration required.

Saturday Family Programs: Puppetsburg Presents the Technodrone Show - Brooklyn Public Library, Central branch
April 27, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Between Clementine's Ipod use, Angry-Birds playing, and Ebay toy-shopping addiction, she uses technology for many hours a day! When she gets crazy swirly eyes it is clear she has a serious case of: Too Much Technology. We need your help to bring our friend Clementine back into the light!

Lyndhurst Family Fun Day - Lyndhurst
April 27, 2013 - Tarrytown

Educational and fun! Kids of All Ages Can Exhibit Their LEGO creations in a gilded age castle! For the past nine years, Westchester families have participated in the Lyndhurst Family Fun Day. The two-day party allows creative and inquisitive kids to exhibit their LEGO creations in the art and antique-filled rooms of Lyndhurst, a National Historic Landmark and one of the greatest houses of 19th-century America. "Lyndhurst Family Fun Day allows us to develop a future generation of kids that will understand the connection between creativity and great architecture. By allowing budding artists to display their LEGO creations in rooms filled with priceless art and antiques, we help create an awareness of aesthetics in the young," noted Howard Zar, executive director at Lyndhurst. Parents like the event as there is no judging to participate. Even the smallest or least nimble children can gain confidence by having their creations exhibited in beautiful period rooms. It is not uncommon to see exhibitors bringing their families and friends, and the pride as they show off their exhibited work is evident. Exhibitors are provided a badge and four free passes to the show. Any child who signs up by April 5th at lyndhurst.org/lego, and brings his or her creation to Lyndhurst on Saturday or Sunday, April 21st and 22nd between 1pm and 3pm, is allowed to exhibit in the mansion. The event is also great fun for those who don't exhibit, as the grounds are full of play and exhibition opportunities by local LEGO clubs and vendors. Young kids enjoy the LEGO trainscape built by members of I LUG New York. The brand new LEGOLAND Discovery Center will offer the chance to build with master builder Mike T and play in the LEGO play pit. The staff of BRICK KIDS will help kids build a castle or construct and race wacky cars. Older kids from area high schools will display their robotics creations. Numerous food, toy, and vintage or new LEGO vendors will be on hand to complete the day. As always, kids can enter a raffle to win free LEGO prizes and passes to the new LEGOLAND Discovery Center. Sponsorship for this event has been provided by ARTSWestchester and other area businesses. Kids of all ages are invited to exhibit their LEGO creations in the historic Lyndhurst mansion. Sculptures must be created in advance. Deadline to register as an exhibitor is April 5, 2013. For complete event information and exhibitor registration form, visit lyndhurst.org/LEGO.

Sakura Matsuri: Celebrating Japanese Culture at BBG - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
April 27, 2013 - Crown Heights

Brooklyn Botanic Garden?s l Sakura Matsuri festival is popularly referred to as New York?s rite of spring and the nation?s largest event in a public garden. It features over 60 performances, demonstrations, and exhibits that highlight the best of traditional and contemporary Japanese culture for all ages.

5th Avenue Family Festival - Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn
April 27, 2013 - Park Slope

Live bands, arts and crafts, food, puppets, and more more more!

WESTPORT MINI MAKER FAIRE - Westport Library
April 27, 2013 - Westport

The Mini Maker Faire showcases invention, creativity, and resourcefulness, celebrating the maker mindset in a hands-on environment.

Dora Priate Adventures - Queensborough Performing Arts Center
April 27, 2013 - Bayside

Ahoy Matey! Dora, her best buddy Boots the monkey and the rest of their friends embark on an exciting trip to Treasure Island.

Pet Awareness and Adoption Day - Beardsley Zoo
April 27, 2013 - Bridgeport

Together with regional animal adoption and rescue organizations, you'll learn about the wonderful animals you live with every day - pets. on hand are experts on pet care and safety, present crafts for the kids and other surprises. Take part and learn about caring for your family's best friend.

Arbor Day Celebration - Alley Pond Environmental Center
April 27, 2013 - Douglaston

Come celebrate the Earth through action on Arbor Day. Give something back to the planet. With each tree planted participants will help improve the air quality, provide homes and shelter for wildlife, conserve topsoil and help keep the atmosphere in balance. Each participant is asked to bring a native shrub (that will provide food and ground cover for some of the native animals), work gloves, sturdy shoes and clothing that is weather appropriate. Tree planting will take place rain or shine, pre-registration required.

Up 4 Art - Staten Island Children's Museum
April 27, 2013 - Staten Island

Children make art inspired by the lovely music of Lena Horne.

Sounds of Japan - ArtsWestchester
April 27, 2013 - White Plains

A concert of traditional and contemporary Japanese music, including solo works for shakuhachi and koto; shakuhachi-shamisen and vocal duos from the classical jiuta repertoire; and new compositions by both Japanese and American composers. artsw.org/live.Contact Tom van Buren, 914-428-4220 x329. With support from New York State Council on the Arts.

Nintendo Wii Night - The Moxie Spot
April 27, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Play a little Mario Kart, Wii Sports, or Just Dance.

Amazing Audubon Adventure - Connecticut Audubon Society
April 27, 2013 - Fairfield

Adventurers will work in teams to navigate through parts of the 155 acre wildlife sanctuary to solve clues, complete tasks, scout out tracks and identify avian species. Test your environmental smarts and be the first team to finish. No special skills required except enthusiasm and love of the great outdoors. Each team must have an adult participant. Appropriate for ages 6 and up. To register please call ext. 109.

Saturday Story Time - Fairfield Woods Branch Library
April 27, 2013 - Fairfield

Seasonal picture books, finger plays and songs for families with children ages 3-5.

Arbor Day Activity: Garlic Mustard Pull - Garvies Point Museum and Preserve
April 27, 2013 - Glen Cove

Help with the removal of Garlic Mustard from the Nature Preserve, a non-native invasive plant that is harmful to the native plant and wildflower populations. Learn how to identify native and non-native plants plus important removal techniques. Garlic Mustard is not difficult to remove so young children are more than welcome to help out. Volunteers are welcome throughout the day. Bring work or garden gloves, any clippers available, wear sneakers, socks, light colored clothing, long pants, bring a bag lunch and water if desired. Light snacks and water will be provided. Remember that every volunteer makes a difference.

The Butler Did It, Again! - Trinity Episcopal Church
April 27, 2013 - Northport Village

Classic mysteries are spoofed in this comedy about a society dowager who invites a group of detective writers to a gothic Southern Mansion where she plans to introduce her latest find--horror author, Ruth Dice. When the other authors realize that they are being supplanted by Ruth in Miss Maple's publishing company, they will do anything to stay in her favor even if that means solving a murder or committing one themselves.

Arena Players Repertory Theatre Presents: Treasure Island - Vanderbilt Carriage House
April 27, 2013 - Centerport

This program has been postponed until July. Please check the website for details.Follow the adventures of young Jamie who falls heir to a treasure map and soon sails with his masters to Treasure Island with a crew of pirates chosen from the audience. Call to reserve seats. This program has been postponed until July.

Math Workshop - Science Math Learning
April 27, 2013 - Oceanside

Interactive workshops to hone math and math problem-solving skills. Ideal for Grades 6-8. Call to register.

Insect Invasion! - Long Island Science Center
April 27, 2013 - Riverhead

Learn all about 6 legged friends through activities and crafts. You may even choose to hold the center's hissing cockroaches.

Tongues of Fire Choir - Blink Your Eyes: Sekou Sundiata Revisited - Apollo Theater
April 27, 2013 - New York

A concert of music and poetry that features four African-American male writers over three generations.

Anime Club - Rockville Centre Public Library
April 27, 2013 - Rockville Centre

Come out and join other kids who are interested in anime drawing. It's all anime, all the time.

Flowers Are Sleeping - Symphony Space
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

Eisa Davis, playwright/singer/songwriter/actor, and Symphony Space Artist-in-Residence, takes a Zora Neale Hurston-like character on a journey from the heyday of the Harlem Renaissance to today, and into the future, in her new music-theater work, Flowers Are Sleeping, commissioned by Symphony Space.

Swing into Spring - Betty Allen Twin Ponds Nature Park
Through April 27, 2013 - Centerport

Children ages 3-5 with their parents can celebrate spring with a walk to see the blooming wildflowers and growing grass. No strollers permitted. Call to register.

Gregg Louis - Psychic Menagerie - Nohra Haime Gallery
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of new works by Brooklyn-based artist, including video works and sculpture.

Dino Days! - Center for Science Teaching and Learning
April 27, 2013 - Rockville Centre

Come visit the dinosaurs, dig for bones, make a fossil - look for a live dinosaur ancestor and more. Fun for the whole famil. Admission includes the Live Animal Exhibit.

Free Crafts for Kids - The Cupcake Corner
April 27, 2013 - Garden City

Bring your kids to this bakery/cafe for a free craft every Saturday and Sunday any time between 12-4pm. Reservations not required. Craft changes every week.

Tours for Fours - The Museum of Modern Art
April 27, 2013 - Midtown

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. April's theme is "Brush, Pour, Splatter: Looking at Paintings." 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. Tickets are distributed at the Education and Research Building reception desk starting at 10:00 a.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. Programs often fill up; we recommend arriving a little before 10:00 a.m. All participants must be present.

A Closer Look for Kids - The Museum of Modern Art
April 27, 2013 - Midtown

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. The theme for April is "Face Forward: People." *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. *Tickets are distributed at the Education and Research Building reception desk starting at 10:00 a.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. Programs often fill up; we recommend arriving a little before 10:00 a.m. All participants must be present.

Tours for Tweens - The Museum of Modern Art
April 27, 2013 - Midtown

Explore MoMA's collection and special exhibitions. Kids and adults participate together. The topic for April is "Larger Than Life: Claes Oldenburg." *Preregistration is required and will take place online beginning at 10:30am ten days before the program.

FIAF Family Saturdays - FIAF
April 27, 2013 - Upper East Side

Coming up this April is an original Spring installment of FIAF?s Family Saturdays with a green twist. Presented as part of the Ricochet! Arts for All Ages!, a performance series from France for young audiences and their families, is Afternoon of a Foehn, a spellbinding spectacle where the imaginary world of a plastic bag is brought to life. The Cin�kids series will have two back to back animated screenings, starting with L?Automne de Pougne, a delightful story of how a young hedgehog must solve the mystery of missing stories in his homeland. To follow and in honor of Earth Day is Ma petite plan�te cherie, a charming film highlighting the myriad wonders of our planet. After the screening children will participate in an arts & crafts project using recycled materials. The Haskell House will also open its doors to the public for a fun and educational installment of story time in French. Reserve a place today to take advantage of all that FIAF?s Family Saturdays has to offer!

Family Program: WOOLWORTH’S GARGOYLES - Skyscraper Museum
April 27, 2013 - New York

Did you know that the Woolworth Building is ornamented with gargoyles? Sculptures carved to resemble an odd or monstrous creature, such as a monkey, dragon, or lion ornament the tower and also serve the practical purpose of directing rain water from the roof. During a quick tour of the exhibition “Woolworth Building @ 100”, kids will seek out the Woolworth Building’s details of fanciful architectural ornament and then design skyscrapers with visual stories of their own! For more information visit: http://www.skyscraper.org/WHAT'S_UP/family_programs.htm

Garden Workshop: Spring Clean up and Perennial Favorites! - Garden of Eve Organic Farm & Market
April 27, 2013 - Riverhead

Learn how to wake up your garden in the spring, and plan for low-maintenance color all season long. RSVP online.

Spring Bird Walk - Hallockville Museum Farm
April 27, 2013 - Riverhead

Take a guided walk around preserved land surrounding Hallockville to search for early spring birds. Learn how to identify birds by their markings and their calls. Advance registration required.

Spring Fair - Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
April 27, 2013 - Cold Spring Harbor

Celebrate the natural environment with exhibitions and fishing for kids ages 12 and under. All gear provided along with refreshments and games for kids.

Spring Dance Concert - Hofstra University-John Cranford Adams Playhouse, South Campus.
April 27, 2013 - Hempstead

The Spring Dance Concert will feature guest choreographer David Parker, artistic director of The Bang Group, who will create an exciting new piece on the Hofstra dance majors. Additionally, Nancy Duncan, producing director of CoDanceCo, Inc. as well as Dancing Classrooms Long Island, will be restaging Bebe Miller's 1983 work Guardian Angels. Miller, a recipient of the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship among many other awards, is currently a full-time professor in the Ohio State University Dance Department. Hofstra faculty choreographers include Stormy Brandenberger, Anita Feldman, Dyane Harvey-Salaam, and Maxine Steinman.

Will Kurtz - Another S*** Show - Mike Weiss Gallery
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

The second solo exhibition by Brooklyn-based artist Will Kurtz. Using the empty gallery as a site on which to stage operatic, all-encompassing mise-en-scene, Kurtz makes an ambitious, multi-part figure installation that throws the facade off human nature - albeit in canine terms. Constructed of unlikely materials such as newspaper, glue, wire and wood, more than 20 dogs of every breed, size and color, strain and cavort off the leash of a single human handler, each rendered more expressively than the next.

Wacky Wednesday - Theatre Three
April 27, 2013 - Port Jefferson

A wild wish sends Amanda and her dad into a crazy cross adventure where they find that they have switched places. Hilarity and hijinx ensue as they learn that being someone else might be harder than it seems.

TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTS A DISCUSSION EXPLORING THE EVOLUTION OF AIDS IN STORYTELLING FOLLOWING A SCREENING OF AND THE BAND PLAYED ON - SVA Theater
April 27, 2013 - New York

Join actor Matthew Modine, Philadelphia screenwriter Ron Nyswaner, How to Survive a Plague filmmaker David France and others for a discussion exploring the evolution of how the AIDS epidemic has been addressed in film from the 1980’s to the present following a screening of And the Band Played On as part of the Tribeca Film Festival’s Tribeca Talks: After the Movie panel series, sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, on Saturday, April 27 at 3:30 PM at SVA Theater 1, located at 333 West 23rd Street (between 8th and 9th Avenue), Manhattan. Directed by Roger Spottiswoode and celebrating its twentieth anniversary, the Emmy Award-winning And the Band Played On aired at the height of the AIDS epidemic in the early 90’s, investigating its facts surrounding the disease and discrediting many of its myths. The Tribeca Talks panel series brings film enthusiasts together with some of the biggest name directors, actors and industry leaders to explore a wide array of topics and spark a richer dialogue about film. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at www.tribecafilm.com/festival/tickets starting April 15. For more information, visit www.tribecafilm.com.

Saturday Specials - Chappaqua Public Library
April 27, 2013 - Chappaqua

A program for special needs kids and their families. Stories, songs, sensory activities, schmoozing, and surprises for all ages. Registration required.

Watson Adventures’ Secrets of Central Park Family Scavenger Hunt - Central Park
April 27, 2013 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a unique scavenger hunt! Kids and adults work together to explore the park below 72nd Street. To win, you’ll have to find Stuart Little, decipher a secret code by the pond seen in Home Alone 2, spot Cupid at the Carousel, unscramble a message in the sky and find a witch turned to stone. For ages 7 and up. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Advance purchase is required. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT.

Watson Adventures’ Murder at the Met Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
April 27, 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’ the Lost New York Scavenger Hunt - Battery Park
April 27, 2013 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a unique scavenger hunt for adults! Visit the place where New York began, the southern tip of Manhattan, on a hunt that reveals the hidden and easily overlooked traces and places of the bygone city. You’ll explore such “lost New York” locations as the twisty streets laid out by the Dutch, the location of vanished and transformed forts, places where the Founding Fathers walked and fought, burn marks left by the enormous fire of 1776, and a fence that bears the scars of a revolutionary riot. You’ll enjoy amazing changes in scenery, from eye-popping interiors to the canyons of finance to Battery Park’s sweeping views of New York Harbor. You’ll even encounter Hollywood in places used as locations for such movies as Ghostbusters, Men in Black, Working Girl, National Treasure and The Day After Tomorrow. Come find out why this is one of our staff’s favorite hunts. Advance purchase required. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT.

Look and Listen - The Museum of Modern Art
April 27, 2013 - Midtown

Search for sounds in works of art, then put pastel to paper as you explore music and movement in this drawing workshop. You may sign up for one date and time per workshop. This program is for individual families of up to two adults and up to three kids. Preregistration will take place online ten days before the first session of each program beginning at 10:30am. To receive registration and program information, sign up for the Family Programs E-news (moma.org/e-news).

Supersize It! - The Museum of Modern Art
April 27, 2013 - Midtown

Discover Claes Oldenburg's oversized sculptures of ordinary objects. Then, play with scale as you re-imagine the everyday and make your own sculptures. You may sign up for one date and time per workshop. This program is for individual families of up to two adults and up to three kids. Registration will take place online ten days before the first session of each program beginning at 10:30am. To receive registration and program information, sign up for the Family Programs E-news at moma.org/e-news.

Jennifer Riley - Memory From Sight - Allegra LaViola Gallery
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

Recent paintings and drawings by Riley, with several large-scale paintings, smaller paintings, pastels, and ink drawings.

Transformations & Explorations: From The Scream and Beyond - Art Workshops With Pratt Art Instructors - Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
April 27, 2013 - Upper East Side

Enrollment is limited; early registration is strongly encouraged. The third installment of art workshops for kids with Pratt Institute art educators explores MUNCH | WARHOL and the Multiple Image. Working with several printmaking techniques, kids will, like the pop artist Andy Warhol, transform the images of Edvard Munch's Madonna, The Scream, and Self-Portrait with Skeleton Arm with their own personal versions or interpretations of the original works. About the Art and Design Education Department at Pratt Institute The mission of undergraduate Art and Design Education is the preparation of students of art and design as accomplished teachers of a diverse population of learners in urban schools, museums, early childhood, and community programs. Throughout the curriculum, practice is directly connected to, and supported by, pedagogical theory with an emphasis on reflection and the development of critical thinking skills. The department's graduates transform art classrooms into studios where students can discover their potential as learners. For more information, visit pratt.edu/academics/art_design.

James Rieck - On Location - Lyons Wier Gallery
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

The paintings in this exhibition include compositions painted from digitally composited studies of figures in grandiose landscapes.

The Big Swim - Asphalt Green
April 27, 2013 - Upper East Side

On Saturday, April 27, 2013, New York City not-for-profit Asphalt Green will hold its 18th Annual Big Swim® Meet and Benefit honoring 2012 Olympic bronze medalist and Asphalt Green swimmer Lia Neal, and Anthony Ervin, a two-time Olympian who earned a gold and silver medal in 2000. Hosted by Olympic gold medalist Rowdy Gaines, this day-long free swim meet is open to swimmers ages 6-12 years old. The Big Swim® will be held at Asphalt Green’s AquaCenter, home of the only indoor 50-meter Olympic standard pool in Manhattan. An anticipated 1,000 children – many of whom learned to swim through the Waterproofing program – will participate in this year’s Big Swim®. The children who participate experience an authentic race: starting blocks, officials, a timed finish, and a crowd to cheer them on. In addition to a free swim meet, The Big Swim® will feature an exhibition featuring elite divers Kassidy Cook, Bradley Christensen, and Bryce Klein, and the Canisius College Synchronized Swim Team.

Fractured Fables Puppet Theatre - Bank Street Bookstore
April 27, 2013 - Morningside Heights

Come to an improvisational audience-participation puppet show with live music, where you choose which classic tales are retold with a twist of comedy. Each show is unique and features special guests.

'Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark' - The Foxwoods Theatre
April 27, 2013 - Times Square

Theatre Development Fund's Autism Theatre Initiative is proud to present an autism-friendly performance of the spectacular musical SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK at The Foxwoods Theatre (213 West 42nd Street, NYC) on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 2pm. To create an autism-friendly setting, the show is being performed in a friendly, supportive environment for an audience of families and friends with children or adults who are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder or other sensitivity issues. Slight adjustments to the production will include reduction of any jarring sounds or strobe lights. In the theatre lobby there will be quiet areas staffed with autism specialists, if anyone needs to leave their seats during the performance. A downloadable social story (in Word format) with pictures of the theatre and production is available on this page, designed to personalize the experience for each attendee with ASD. Additional resources for this performance, such as a Parent Guide and link to music from the show, are also available. Important: As the music in this production is from the rock 'n' roll world and not traditional Broadway melodies, we strongly encourage viewing the three-minute video found below, as well as downloading the recording prior to attending the performance. Please note the following aerial choreography: At the start of the show in line with "The Myth of Arachne," the character wraps one of the broken threads from her loom around her neck and falls, appearing to hang, as she transitions into a spider. Although it is a brief scene younger children may find it upsetting, and we ask you to consider this when purchasing tickets. Additionally, when Spider-Man and Green Goblin fly on wires over the audience, spotlights remain on them for safety reasons and this light is reflected on the audience.

CAPP Safe Kids 5K - Prospect Park
April 27, 2013 - Park Slope

Run or walk in support of child abuse prevention on Saturday, April 27 at the CAPP Safe Kids 5K, presented by Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty, in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. Perfect for serious road runners, casual fitness buffs and spectators from all five boroughs, the 5K will raise funds and awareness for child abuse prevention in New York City. Pre-race warm-up, kids fun run, refreshments, healthy snacks, family-friendly activities and awards are all part of the fun. Funds raised will directly benefit CAPP’s award-winning Child Safety Workshop, which educates children and ensures an understanding of their right to be safe, their right to speak up and their right to a childhood that is free from abuse. Since 1986, CAPP has educated more than 420,000 New York City children on their right to be safe from physical and sexual abuse. Be one of hundreds of supporters to pave the way to a safer future for New York City’s children!

mocamix for minis - Museum of Chinese in America
April 27, 2013 - Lower Manhattan

Families with kids between the ages of 2 and 5 are invited to MOCA for a lively, interactive performance by Alphabet Rockers, a fresh and fun music group from San Francisco. Kids will be on their feet dancing to songs meant to energize from head to toe. RSVP required: education@mocanyc.org.

Tribeca Talks After the Movie: Beyond: Two Souls - SVA Theater
April 27, 2013 - New York

The Tribeca Film Festival presents a sneak peek of the highly anticipated videogame “Beyond: Two Souls,” followed by a conversation about the fusion of film and the gaming experience with game creator David Cage and actress Ellen Page as part of the Tribeca Film Festival’s Tribeca Talks: After the Movie panel series, on Saturday, April 27 at 7:00 PM at SVA Theater 1, located at 333 West 23rd Street (between 8th and 9th Avenue), Manhattan. The emotionally charged, interactive thriller starring Ellen Page and Willem Dafoe takes players on a globe-spanning journey to discover the raison d’être. “Beyond: Two Souls” releases on October 8 and is made exclusively for the PlayStation 3 System. The Tribeca Talks panel series brings film enthusiasts together with some of the biggest name directors, actors and industry leaders to explore a wide array of topics and spark a richer dialogue about film. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at www.tribecafilm.com/festival/tickets starting April 15. For more information, visit www.tribecafilm.com.

Children's Musical 'Once Upon a Mattress' - St. Marks Attic Theater
Through April 27, 2013 - Jackson Heights

A musical comedy re-telling of "The Princess and the Pea." Sarah Jessica Parker and Carol Burnett each starred in this Broadway hit. Unity Stage Company's Jackson Heights production stars a cast of talented boys and girls in grades K through 6. The children have rehearsed once a week since October with a team of NYC performing arts professionals. Running Time: 60 minutes.

4th Annual Hike-a-Thon - Van Cortlandt Park
April 27, 2013 - Bronx

Last year's Hike-a-Thon raised over $13,000 for the restoration of the hiking trails in Van Cortlandt Park. Join for the 4th year and help raise even more. All participates who register and raise at least $30 will receive a Hike-a-Thon T-shirt (new this year) and a one-year membership. The first 100 participants to register and raise $120 ($60 for children) will receive a goodie bag. Registration forms are due April 15th. New this year! Team Fundraising enables teams to activate a shared Team Fundraising account online and in-person, which provides a place for donors to make one donation to the team that will be split evenly among all team members. Register as a team by April 15th. With last year's donations, Volunteer Trails Crew was able to make improvements on many trails including: - Installing boardwalks on the Cass Gallagher and John Muir Trails - Installing waterbars on the Cross Country Course - Installing drainage dips on the Bridle Path

Tilly Foster Day - Spring Fling - TILLY FOSTER FARM
April 27, 2013 - Brewster

April 27th is Tilly Foster Day/Spring Fling. The official "opening day" for the season includes sheep shearing, weaving and spinning demonstrations, farrier-led horse-shoeing demonstrations, a craft fair, bounce house, face painting, crafts, historic exhibits, food, hay rides, and more. Plus the other sign of Spring - babies at the Farm! So far there are 7 lambs and 3 calves; coming up will be baby rabbits and piglets! Tilly Foster Farm Museum is open 10am-4pm every day. In addition to a collection of rare and endangered early American farm animals, Tilly Foster Farm is home to the Putnam County Antique Machinery Association's display of antique tractors and antique farm equipment, and the Avalon Archives - a unique Museum of Roots & Rock 'N Roll. Tilly Foster Farm is managed by The Society for the Preservation of Putnam County Antiquities (aka Preserve Putnam), a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization.

German Classics: A Musical Tribute - Music Conservatory of Westchester
April 27, 2013 - White Plains

Music Conservatory of Westchester brings together a select group of its accomplished faculty musicians and their talented students in a recital featuring music inspired by Mozart and other German classical composers. Featured Conservatory players include Cindi Hsu (piano, composition), Mikhail Zeiger (piano), Rale Micic (guitar), Joshua Pierce (piano), Justin Stanley (clarinet), Moira Tobey (violin), Harold Jones (flute), Susan Shaw (bassoon), and Jeanai La Vita (soprano).

Shadow Puppet Troupe of Wat Bo: Sor Neakabas (The Magical Arrowhead Dragon) - Brookfield Place Winter Garden, formerly World Financial Center
April 27, 2013 - Lower Manhattan

The master puppeteers, dancers, and musicians of Cambodia's acclaimed Shadow Puppet Troupe of Wat Bo will perform the ancient art of Sbeik Thom, a royal form of shadow puppetry featuring giant leather panels carved with intricate designs. Cambodian shadow puppetry is rarely seen in the U.S. and was nearly threatened with extinction under the Khmer Rouge. Specially commissioned by Arts Brookfield, the performances are one of only a handful of free events that are part of Season of Cambodia, a celebration of the country's arts, culture, and humanities that will bring works by more than 125 Cambodian artists to 30 major venues throughout the city.

Music For Children FREE SAMPLE CLASS and OPEN HOUSE - Cranbury Community Chapel
April 27, 2013 - Norwalk

Join MARY ANN HALL, creator, executive director, and master teacher, for a Sample Class and Open House. Find out all about the award-winning IMAGINARY MUSICAL ADVENTURES, day camp CAMP GET ENOUGH MUSIC, and the presentation of "ANNIE JR" at the SUMMER MUSIC THEATER CAMP.

Insect Invasion - Long Island Science Center
April 27, 2013 - Riverhead

Learn all about 6 legged friends throughactivities, crafts, and holding a hissing cockroach.

36th Annual NYC Big Apple Grapple International - Cheap Shots Sports Bar
April 27, 2013 - Flushing

The New York Arm Wrestling Association (NYAWA) announced today that the Cheap Shots Sports Bar (149-05 Union Turnpike Flushing, NY 11367) will host the 36th Annual NYC Big Apple Grapple International Arm Wrestling championships (NYC’s premiere arm wrestling championship) on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 1 p.m…. Entry fees are $25 for amateurs, $30 for pros and $10 for women, which includes a free sponsor T-shirt. Competition is open to the public, age 18 years and older, and divided into right and left hand weight classes for men and women, in both amateur and pro categories. There is a $5 admission charge for spectators. The proud Sponsors are Cheap Shots Sports Bar and New York Arm Wrestling Association. First, second and third place finishers receive 4-level custom engraved gold, silver and bronze, medallions and the day’s overall strongest male and female will be crowned NYC’s King and Queen of Arms. Cash Prizes will be awarded to the right and left hand overall male winners. Teams will also compete, grouped by Borough, State, and Country, with a point tally to determine the winning team. It is expected that 100 athletes will participate in this event, including competition from far away as Turkey, Brazil, Russia and Hungary. Among those expected to take part are the defending 2012 Empire State and NYC Big Apple Grapple International Champions. “The event will draw both ‘hard-nosed pros’ and first time beginners to compete in their respective weight class categories,” said Gene Camp, founder and president of the NYAWA. Camp continued, “We expect a daylong cheering, captive audience and a contest of awesome feats of brute strength, exhausting endurance and explosive raw energy.” The New York Arm Wrestling Association is also seeking sponsor-partners for this and other events in each of the five NYC Boroughs and Long Island. For information, flyer, photos, videos and more, visit the NYAWA website at nycarms.com or call 718-544-4592.

The Noel Pointer Foundation presents Fiddlefest - Brooklyn School for Music and Theater
April 27, 2013 - Crown Heights

Over 200 musicians from 26 New York public schools will converge in one place for the annual Fiddlefest. All of the students served by NPF to come together, mingle, and most importantly play music with each other and their teaching artists.

WORLD’S SOFTEST TEDDY BEAR CHALLENGE - Roosevelt Field Mall
April 27, 2013 - Garden City

You Decide Which Is the World’s Softest! Toymaker Toy Island is introducing The Original World’s Softest Brand by traveling across the country and challenging any and every one with their “World’s Softest Teddy Bear Challenge.” Mall patrons in Miami, Atlanta, Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Denver, San Francisco, and Los Angeles will be blind folded and put to the test. They will be given two stuffed animals, one from The Original World’s Softest Brand and one from a top brand competitor, to hold, hug, and squish before casting their vote, ultimately deciding which is truly the world’s softest. Participants will be eligible to win prizes onsite and also enter the “World’s Softest Teddy Bear Challenge Sweepstakes” for a chance to win a number of exciting prizes at the end of the tour. Onsite Prizes Include • Two (2) jumbo 4’ teddy bears will be given away each day of the tour. Register to Win These Prizes • Grand Prize: One (1) lucky winner will win a $500 American Express Gift Card and a family of teddy bears. • 2nd Prize: Two (2) lucky winners will win a Wii U game system and a large teddy bear. • 3rd Prize: Five (5) lucky winners will win a Kurio7, the Ultimate Android Tablet for Families™, and a large teddy bear. • 4th Prize: Twenty (20) lucky winners will win a large teddy bear. Mall patrons will also have the opportunity to take fun photos with The Original World’s Softest Brand family of teddy bears.

AIF NY Young Professionals 6th Annual Charity Ball - The Altman Building
April 27, 2013 - New York

The American India Foundation New York Young Professionals (NYYP) Chapter invites you to attend our biggest and most exciting event of the year – the 6th Annual Charity Ball at The Altman Building on Saturday, April 27th 2013. Click here to purchase your ticket today! - http://aifnyypsixthcharityball.eventbrite.com/ AIF is a national organization which helps raise funds and create initiatives for NGOs within India, with the mission of accelerating social and economic change. Over the last 5 years, the AIF NYYP has successfully raised over $220K for the five initiatives we have supported. This year we raise money for MANSI, a program that focuses on improving maternal and newborn survival rates in rural Indian villages. MANSI trains health workers to serve their communities and supports mobile health clinics that supply medical aid and attention to deserving individuals in over 170 villages. Through dedication and hard work, MANSI has decreased mortality rates by 19% in the villages where it operates. Your ticket includes: • Over 500 people • Amazing cuisine • Premium open bar • Silent and live auctions • Keynote speaker • Music and dancing

TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL STREET FAIR - Tribeca
April 27, 2013 - Tribeca

A free all-day street fair featuring food, entertainment, and family activities, including the opportunity for families to pitch their own movie in front of a green screen. Rain or shine.

TRIBECA/ESPN SPORTS DAY - Tribeca
April 27, 2013 - Tribeca

Participate in sports, games, and challenges, and meet your favorite NY athletes and mascots. Also opportunities to participate in ESPN "On Location" and win tickets to sports-related films. Part of the Tribeca Film Festival.

Keith Sweat - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
April 27, 2013 - New York

Born in Harlem, NY, R&B and soul singer Keith Sweat once worked an ordinary job for the commodities market in the New York Stock Exchange. He sang at nightclubs until he was discovered in 1987. In November of that year, Sweat released his debut album Make It Last Forever, which sold four million copies. The biggest hit from this album was the chart-topping "I Want Her," and the title track from the album also hit No. 2 on the R&B charts. Sweat continued to chart fairly well with his sophomore album I'll Give All My Love To You (1990), which hit No. 3 on the Billboard charts. Keep It Comin' (1991), his next release, debuted in the Top 20 of the Billboard album chart. Sweat released his fourth album Get Up On It in the summer of 1994. He followed with his self-titled fifth album in 1996, which hit No. 5 on the Billboard 200. The single "Twisted" hit No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, and "Nobody" reached No. 3. Subsequent releases included Still In The Game (1998), Didn't See Me Coming (2000), Rebirth (2002, featuring the single "One on One"), and Just Me (2008). Sweat also formed the R&B super group LSG with Gerald Levert and Johnny Gill, releasing the group's self-titled debut Levert.Sweat.Gill in 1997. That album was certified double platinum and featured the track "My Body," which became a huge hit single. In addition to his efforts as a vocalist, Sweat has also been active as a producer. In 1992, he discovered the group Silk and helped craft its debut album Lose Control, which hit No. 7 on the Billboard 200 album chart and featured the hit single "Freak Me." Sweat produced R&B group Kut Klose's debut album Surrender (1995), which produced the popular track "I Like." He has also produced songs for artists like Men At Large, Dru Hill, Immature, Ol' Skool, and The Isley Brothers. In addition, he hosts a nationally syndicated radio program entitled The Keith Sweat Hotel. His 11th album Til the Morning dropped in 2011.

The Underbirds - Symphony Space
April 27, 2013 - Upper West Side

Witness history in the making at the debut performance of the sunshine indie pop duo Underbirds, featuring the unique voices and musical artistry of kindie superstars Morgan Taylor and Todd McHatton. Morgan Taylor is best known for the award-winning Gustafer Yellowgold Show, and Todd McHatton for his blockbuster hit indie pop kids song "I Think I'm a Bunny." What Taylor and McHatton have done with Underbirds is create their first warm, quirky, indie pop album in what will be a long term band effort. This is the sound of sheer, sweet joy for the whole family.

Healthy Kids Day - Ridgewood YMCA
April 27, 2013 - Ridgewood

There's something for everyone at this celebration. Learn more about the YMCA. Enjoy music, face painting, crafts, games, and a free health check. In addition there will be great class demos featuring Family Zumba, Zumbatomic and Teen Hip Hop.Plus prize giveaways and light refreshments.

Spring Fest at Andrus - Andrus on Hudson
April 27, 2013 - Hastings-on-Hudson

Celebrate spring with a traditional maypole dance led by Ring O' Bells Morris Team Dancers. Enjoy live music from Matt Turk, The Blues Mothers, Primate House, and The Vibes. There will be many kids activities including cupcake decorating, face painting, making potpourri sachets, watercolors, and making nature wreaths. There will be delicious food and vendors selling Mother's Day gifts.

Sleeping Beauty - Take One Performing Arts, LLC
April 27, 2013 - Ronkonkoma

Princess Aurora pricks her finger and she and the entire kingdom sleep for a hundred years until a handsome prince saves the day. Call for reservations 631-569-2148 or email tickets.takeone@live.com.

Pete Seeger to be Honored Guest at Community Garden Mayoral Forum - The Great Hall at Cooper Union
April 27, 2013 - New York

Pete Seeger, international icon and legendary folk singer, songwriter, environmentalist and tireless social justice advocate will be a guest of honor at the New York City Community Garden Coalition (NYCCGC) Mayoral Forum. Candidates confirmed as participating in the Forum are Bill de Blasio, Christine Quinn, Sal Albanese, and Tony Gronowicz. The festive day will include performances by musicians Morley and Stephan Said, among others. Please register for this FREE event at: www.nyccgc.org. NYCCGC'S Forum 2013 will serve as a platform for mayoral candidates to go on record with their policies on community gardens, parks, and urban agriculture. Afternoon teach-ins will inform, organize and inspire this grassroots movement in order to protect and increase our community gardens and open public spaces.  Join us to create fertile grounds for growing healthy food, learning from one another, celebrating our diversity, and nurturing our planet and our communities.

Street Games 2013 - Thomas Jefferson Park
April 27, 2013 - New York

Street Games, presented by NYC Parks and The Walt Disney Company, brings back the classic games and sports from the '60s and '70s and introduces them to a new generation, with a modern twist! New Yorkers young – and young at heart – can visit our Classic Street Games zone and get moving with stickball, pogo sticks, hula hoops, double-dutch, yo-yos, and skateboarding clinics. Or take it to the street! Street Games closes 114th Street and Pleasant Avenue just north of the Park to vehicle traffic, so kids can participate in a soap box derby, learn to ride a bike clinics, street hockey, and relay races. Street Games will also feature the Red Bulls Skills Challenge – Interactive Activities from the New York Red Bulls – on the soccer fields at Thomas Jefferson Park! Make your first stop at Street Games the passport booth to pick up a Street Games Passport! Complete all of the activities on the passport and bring it to the Disney booth to redeem a prize. Street Games is also more than just games – Radio Disney will be spinning music all day and there will be live music and entertainment, including several performances by the Dance Theater of Harlem!

Ken Hitchcock & Sue Halloran: I Can Cook, Too! - 54 Below
April 27, 2013 - New York

Join Ken & Sue and their smokin' six piece band for a special late night set when they present a collection of exotic arrangements of cherished standards (A Quiet Thing, I'll Take Romance) and other classics from the American Songbook (My Funny Valentine, Look at That Face), all orchestrated in a way in which you've never enjoyed these tunes before! Ken Hitchcock is one of Broadway's favorite pit musicians (Memphis, Sweet Charity, Damn Yankees, Grease, Chicago, 42nd St., Grey Gardens) and his wife, Sue, is a recording artist with a lengthy career singing alongside greats as diverse as Nancy Wilson and Cab Calloway to Blood, Sweat & Tears and The Talking Heads). This real life couple knocks 'em dead at every performance!

Upstairs/Downstairs with Fanny and Flora - Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
April 27, 2013 - New York

Join us for first-person accounts of life at an 1830s day hotel in New York City. Meet Fanny Trollope, an English visitor to The Mount Vernon Hotel, and Flora, a Hotel worker. Listen to their personal stories and hear their opinions on issues such as women's roles, race, and social class. Afterward enjoy a glass of wine in the Tavern Room and talk with the actors who portray these two historic characters. Ticket holders will receive a discount certificate for dinner at select neighborhood restaurants.

Lynda Carter - Jazz at Lincoln Center
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

TV's iconic Wonder Woman returns to New York City with her brand new show "From the Heart" featuring her All-Star Band including Blue Lou Marini, Paul Liem and Luis Conte.

The Good Life Saturdays with Dalton - Highline Ballroom
April 27, 2013 - New York

Each and Every Saturday at Highline Ballroom. Guestlist Pricing: Ladies free til 12:30am, reduced after on Eric Virgil's guestlist; Guys reduced on Eric Virgil's guestlist. To rsvp, bottle packages, or birthday packages, text Eric Virgil at 917-664-2686, email info@ericvirgil.com or go to www.ericvirgil.com. Music by: Pink Cashmere spinning Top 40, House, Open Format, Hip Hop, etc. After much planning and preparation, it is finally ready! The newly renovated HLB Nightclub (formerly Highline Ballroom) Complete with state of the art sound and lighting systems, giant LED screens and award winning interior designs, the new HLB Nightclub will feature a lineup of world famous weekly DJs, performances, and much, much more! With that in mind, we have the pleasure to invite you to come and experience the transformation for yourself. Check out http://vimeo.com/56452747 Doors open at 11pm. End at 4am Age: 21 and over Dresscode: Dress to impress To rsvp, bottle packages, or birthday packages, text Eric Virgil at 917-664-2686, email info@ericvirgil.com or go to www.ericvirgil.com Instragram: ericvirgil facebook: facebook.com/ericvirgil

Golf Fest - New York Golf Center
April 27, 2013 - New York

New York Golf Center welcomes the return of spring with the 10th annual Golf Fest demo day and golf celebration at Chelsea Piers Golf Club! Join hundreds of other golfers to demo the latest equipment from all the major club manufacturers.

Fantasia - Beacon Theatre
April 27, 2013 - New York

The R&B singer, actress and American Idol winner performs.

Spring Festival 2013 - Thomas School Day Camp
April 27, 2013 - Melville

Come enjoy the wide open spaces at the TSH Spring Festival. Activities include Pony Rides, Inflatables, Face Painting, Petting Zoo, and Field Games with DJ and more. Some activities may incur a charge. Raindate: Sunday, April 28th, 2013

The Will-a-Thon 10th Anniversary Bard-Stravaganza! - Workshop Theater
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

The annual festival commemorating the Bard's birth celebrates its first decade by moving to the Main Stage! Conceived and directed by Charles E. Gerber, featuring the members of Will's Playshop, and the Tony Award-winning Mr. Richard Easton.

Pet Awareness and Adoption Day - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
April 27, 2013 - Bridgeport

Join the Zoo for Pet Awareness and Adoption Day. Together with regional animal adoption and rescue organizations, you'll learn about the wonderful animals we live with every day - our pets! We'll host experts on pet care and safety, present crafts for the kids and other surprises. Take part and learn about caring for your family's best friend.

Dan Deacon and the Charles Engelhard Court - Metropolitan Museum of Art
April 27, 2013 - New York

Electronic composer and party instigator Dan Deacon's career spans from the streets to the clubs to Carnegie Hall. His latest project, America, is a love letter and a call to action. In a New York Times profile, Deacon stated: "It's impossible to think about the land without the history of it, and that's a mixture of guilt and shame." Deacon brings his fluorescent creativity to the Met Museum with a new music/video piece, specifically created for the Charles Engelhard Court in the Met's American Wing. This once-in-a-lifetime performance, combining audience-triggered sound and light, video projection with live and electronic sounds, explores Dan's commitment to civic responsibility through the lens of innovative multimedia performance.

Celebrating Duke Ellington - Jazz at Lincoln Center
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

Since 1988, when Wynton Marsalis coalesced his septet with Duke Ellington alumni Jimmy Hamilton, Willie Cook, Jimmy Woode, Norris Turney, Britt Woodman, and Joe Temperley (still an active member of the JLCO) to form the first edition of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Ellington's oeuvre has been fundamental to JALC's mission and conception. Continuing in this vein, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will draw from its deep well of Ellingtonia, rendering the maestro's essence and his centrality to American music with a forceful, idiomatic clarity that reflects the JLCO's abiding immersion in his language.

Jen Kirkman 'I Can Barely Take Care of Myself' Book Tour - Bell House
April 27, 2013 - Brooklyn

Jen Kirkman is a stand-up comedian as well as a writer and regular round table guest on Chelsea Lately. She also was one of the stars of the hit-spin-off 'mockumentary' show After Lately. Jen's latest stand-up album Hail to the Freaks (released March 2011) hit #13 on the Billboard Charts. Her debut album was 2006's Self Help. Jen is also well known for her role as the narrator in the cult-hit series "Drunk History" - from Funny or Die/HBO which won the jury prize at Sundance Film Festival. Jen has performed stand-up on Late Night with Craig Ferguson, Conan and many late-night Comedy Central shows. Every month, Jen makes an appearance on Paul F. Tompkins' podcast, The Pod F. Tompkast, which was hailed by Rolling Stone as "the best comedy podcast of the moment." Her first book, "I Can Barely Take Care of Myself" is out April 16th, 2013 through Simon & Schuster. Jen tours as a stand-up but is based in Los Angeles. Stick around after the show to meet Jen and get your copy of I Can Barely Take Care of Myself signed!

Ballet Hispanico - Joyce Theater
Through April 28, 2013 - New York

"Dancing better than ever" (Backstage), Ballet Hispanico celebrates its 25th season at The Joyce with a vibrant snapshot of contemporary Spanish dance. Program highlights include a world premiere by Cayetano Soto, one of the most dynamic and ground-breaking Spanish choreographers of his generation, and the Joyce premiere of an homage to 1980s Europop created by the cutting-edge Spanish duo Inma Garcia and Meritxell Barbera. The Joyce premiere of Danzon by Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro and rousing repertory gems further showcase the multidimensional company.

Shen Yun Performing Arts - The David H. Koch Theater
Through April 28, 2013 - New York

Shen Yun Performing Arts features traditional Chinese culture as it was meant to be -- a beautiful blend of artistry, energy, and grace. Dozens of dancers in dazzling costumes move in seamless, flowing patterns. A live orchestra blends East and West, thunderous drums shake the stage, and spectacular backdrops transport you to another world. See ancient legends of virtue brought to life alongside modern tales of courage. Hear soaring songs by masterful vocalists that will move and inspire. Experience a sense of grandeur and enchantment like no other with this unique, thrilling, and unforgettable performance!

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.

2013 Tribeca Film Festival - Tribeca Film Festival
Through April 28, 2013 -

This year's festival will include 89 new films, including the highly anticipated new film Before Midnight, directed by Richard Linklater, starring Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke. A special screening and discussion will take place 4/22. Family Festival Day, 4/27.

Star Trek Con 2013 - Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill
Through April 28, 2013 - Cherry Hill

Featuring a special salute to the 20th anniversary of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

David Deutsch : Neighbors and Strangers - Feature Inc
Through April 28, 2013 - New York

An exhibition by the painter/photographer.

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.

'A (Tooth) Fairy Tale' - Vital Theatre Company, McGinn/Cazale Theatre
Through April 28, 2013 - Upper West Side

Collecting teeth and delivering quarters is tiring work, and The Tooth Fairy is ready for a vacation. Luckily, she meets a young boy named Samuel who is sick and tired of being a kid, and all the rules that go with it. But when Samuel and the Tooth Fairy arrange to switch places, nothing goes exactly as planned as adventures ensue across the Upper West Side of Manhattan and throughout New York City. A (Tooth) Fairy Tale is a wild, silly adventure filled with shiny quarters, sugary candy, and learning who you're really meant to be. Through April 28. Saturdays and Sundays at 11am and 1pm.

Heckscher Spring Festival - Heckscher State Park
Through April 28, 2013 - East Islip

Celebrate Earth Day at the Heckscher Spring Festival. Organizations such as the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, and the Greenbelt Trail to name a few, will be on hand with displays and will discuss any environmental concerns. This family-oriented event will also include nature walks, pony rides, children's environmental crafts, seed planting, and an inflatable slide (weather permitting).

The Hampton Ballet Theatre School - John Drew Theater at Guild Hall
Through April 28, 2013 - East Hampton

The Hampton Ballet Theatre School (HBTS) will premiere two new spring ballets "The Graduation Ball" and "Carnival of the Animals" as well as some other surprise dances in an eclectic ballet program. "The Graduation Ball" is a story about a military boys school attending a ball at an all girls school. It is a comedic ballet with fast paced dancing and a score by Johann Strauss, Jr. "Carnival of the Animals" is a collection of barnyard, zoo and wild animals dancing on the stage to the score of Camille Saint-Saens.

Hal Sparks - Gotham Comedy Club
Through April 28, 2013 - New York

Currently starring in the Disney XD show, LAB RATS, actor/comedian Hal Sparks began his professional career as a teenager in Chicago. As a member of the famed Second City Troupe, his quick wit and affable personality quickly gained him recognition and acclaim and he was named the "Funniest Teenager In Chicago" by the Chicago Sun Times. Sparks went on to host the Emmy Award- winning "Talk Soup" on E! Entertainment Television, winning rave reviews from fans and critics alike. He starred for five seasons on Showtime's hit series "Queer As Folk" and appeared in the films "Extract," "Spiderman 2" and "Dude, Where's My Car?" Sparks recently starred in his own onehour Showtime comedy special, "Charmageddon," which is now a best-selling DVD. He is a star commentator on VH1's popular "I Love the 80's" series and can be hear every Wednesday on the nationally syndicated "Stephanie Miller Radio Show."

Catherine Russell - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
Through April 28, 2013 - New York

Featuring Catherine Russell, vocals; Matt Munisteri, guitar; Mark Shane, piano; Mark McLean, drums; Lee Hudson, bass.

Garden Sculpture and Antique Fair: 1750-2013 - New York Botanical Garden
Through April 28, 2013 - Bronx

This beautiful show has been refreshed to include many new and exciting dealers specializing in sculpture, ornament, and furniture for the garden, and garden-related art and objects for the home. Bold and refined, contemporary and classic - and more engaging than ever. All-Garden Pass also includes admission to the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, Everett Children's Adventure Garden, Rock Garden, Tram Tour, and more.

Julius Caesar - Brooklyn Academy of Music
Through April 28, 2013 - Brooklyn

The world-renowned Royal Shakespeare Company returns to BAM with a new twist on Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. Set in present-day Africa and featuring an all-black cast, this visionary production echoes recent regime struggles throughout the continent. The first production from the RSC's newly appointed artistic director Gregory Doran, this staging features sets by Michael Vale and live performances of contemporary West African music, fostering the contemporary resonance of this classic political thriller. According to The Guardian (UK), "...Doran's production gives the play's central debate about the necessary political murder a new immediacy."

Sakura Matsuri: Cherry Blossom Festival - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Through April 28, 2013 - Brooklyn

Sakura Matsuri, the annual cherry blossom festival at BBG, offers over 60 events and performances that celebrate traditional and contemporary Japanese culture. The festival marks the end of Hanami, the Japanese cultural tradition of enjoying each moment of the cherry blossom season.

Le Grand C - The New Victory Theater
Through April 28, 2013 - Times Square

A collective of 17 daring acrobats perform heart-stopping stunts with skill and distinctive style. With trust as their only safety net, this coterie of agile artists-cum-athletes toss, tumble, and tower into one human formation after another: first a vertical column of men and women stacked head to toe, next a human catapult that shows us what it's like to fly. "Le Grand C" is a portrait of expressive movement, powerful physicality and continuous surprise. Set to traditional French music, every playful yet precise piece from this alluring ensemble will captivate you and your family in this circus with a French twist.

'Shen Yun' - The David H. Koch Theater
Through April 28, 2013 - Lincoln Center

Shen Yun Performing Arts features traditional Chinese culture as it was meant to be: a beautiful blend of artistry, energy, and grace. Dozens of dancers in dazzling costumes move in seamless, flowing patterns. A live orchestra blends East and West, thunderous drums shake the stage, and spectacular backdrops transport you to another world. See ancient legends of virtue brought to life alongside modern tales of courage. Hear soaring songs by masterful vocalists that will move and inspire. Experience a sense of grandeur and enchantment like no other with this unique, thrilling, and unforgettable performance.

Merrick Chamber of Commerce Kids Fest - Merrick Train Station
Through April 28, 2013 - Merrick

The Merrick Chamber of Commerce Kids Fest has tons of fun for the whole family, including great rides and fabulous food.

"Xanadu" - Westchester Sandbox Theatre
Through April 28, 2013 - Mamaroneck

Little Radical Theatrics, Inc. proudly presents its Spring 2013 production of "Xanadu: The Musical." Book by Douglas Carter Beane, music and lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar. Based on the Universal Pictures Film screenplay by Richard Danus and Marc Rubel. Directed by Michael J. Mirra, with musical direction by Shoshana Seid-Green, and choreographed by Carrie Silvernail. "Fun for everyone from age 5-95!" A musical spoof of the cult classic movie of the same name, "Xanadu: The Musical" follows the journey of a magical and beautiful Greek muse, Kira, who descends from the heavens of Mt. Olympus to Venice Beach, California in 1980, on a quest to inspire a struggling artist, Sonny, to create the greatest artistic achievement of all time: a roller-disco. When Kira falls into forbidden love with the mortal Sonny, her jealous sisters take advantage of the situation and chaos abounds. This hilarious, roller skating romp about following your dreams despite the limitations others set for you, rolls along to the original hit score composed by pop-rock legends Jeff Lynne and John Farrar, interwoven by a moving, electrifying book of endless fun penned by one of Broadway's master storytellers, Douglas Carter Beane. You'll want to keep the music in your head, and Xanadu in your heart, forever! Starring Ashley Wool as Clio/Kira, Denis Zepeda as Sonny, Jeffrey Zitofsky as Danny Maguire/Zeus, Regina Singel as Calliope/ Aphrodite, Stephanie Lourenco as Melpomene/Medusa, Stephanie Schleicher as Erato/Siren/40's Singer/Eros/Hera, Jacob Schilling as Terpsicore/Siren/80's Singer/Hermes/Centaur, Drew Torkelson as Thalia/Siren/Young Danny/80's Singer/Cyclops, Kristen Trahan as Euterpe/Siren/40's Singer/Thetis. To secure tickets online, visit brownpapertickets.com/event/343171.

World's Softest Teddy Bear Challenge - Roosevelt Field Mall
Through April 28, 2013 - Garden City

You Decide Which Is the World’s Softest! Toymaker Toy Island is introducing The Original World’s Softest Brand by traveling across the country and challenging any and every one with their “World’s Softest Teddy Bear Challenge.” Mall patrons in Miami, Atlanta, Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Denver, San Francisco, and Los Angeles will be blind folded and put to the test. They will be given two stuffed animals, one from The Original World’s Softest Brand and one from a top brand competitor, to hold, hug, and squish before casting their vote, ultimately deciding which is truly the world’s softest. Participants will be eligible to win prizes onsite and also enter the “World’s Softest Teddy Bear Challenge Sweepstakes” for a chance to win a number of exciting prizes at the end of the tour. Onsite Prizes Include • Two (2) jumbo 4’ teddy bears will be given away each day of the tour. Register to Win These Prizes • Grand Prize: One (1) lucky winner will win a $500 American Express Gift Card and a family of teddy bears. • 2nd Prize: Two (2) lucky winners will win a Wii U game system and a large teddy bear. • 3rd Prize: Five (5) lucky winners will win a Kurio7, the Ultimate Android Tablet for Families™, and a large teddy bear. • 4th Prize: Twenty (20) lucky winners will win a large teddy bear. Mall patrons will also have the opportunity to take fun photos with The Original World’s Softest Brand family of teddy bears. For more information, please visit www.Facebook.com/WorldsSoftest WHEN: Saturday April 27, 2013 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sunday April 28, 2013 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

'How Big Is Space?' Tour Guide Talk - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through April 28, 2013 - New York

The diagrams of the Solar System we see in school classrooms do not represent the true scale of Space as miles and light years are hard to visualize. Join the Intrepid Tour Guides to build a scale model of the Solar System and learn just how far away the International Space Station, the Moon and Mars actually are. This Tour Guide Talk is open to the public and free with the price of admission to the museum.

Guided Tour - Pacific War: USS Intrepid in WWII - Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Through April 28, 2013 - New York

The 100-minute tour tells the story of the USS Intrepid and her men during World War II. From 1943 to 1945, the Intrepid participated in the greatest naval campaign in world history. Armed with state of the art planes and crewed by over 3,000 sailors, the "Fighting I" won hard-fought victories against Imperial Japan in the Pacific Theater. From the raid on Truk Atoll and the Battle of Leyte Gulf to the invasion of Okinawa, the accomplishments of the ship and the men who served aboard transformed the names of little known Pacific islands into symbols of American courage and sacrifice. Tours are $44 for adults; $33 for youths (ages 7-17). Prices include general admission to the museum. Tours are most appropriate for ages 10 and up. Advance reservations are recommended and can be made at http://www.intrepidmuseum.org/The-Intrepid-Experience/Guided-Tours.aspx.

Tour Guide Talk - What's in a Name? The Story of 6 'Intrepids' - Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Through April 28, 2013 - New York

From a bomb ketch in Tripoli harbor to the mighty aircraft carrier that stands today, hear the stories of the four US Navy ships to bear the name Intrepid. This 15-minute interactive talk will also look at two spaceships named Intrepid: one real, one from science fiction. This Tour Guide Talk is open to the public and free with the price of admission to the museum.

Blackbird - Location 1
Through April 28, 2013 - New York

"You know, I was born an egg, a little hard brown egg. But I cracked into a river and my insides came out and I was just about drowned and would have fallen to pieces by now were it not for him, plucking me out, saving me, I guess." Held in a basement for 16 years, a young woman looks back on her life, and the life of her captor. At least, she thinks it is her life. She thinks it is his. Nathan Shreeve directs Lucia Cox’s award-winning exploration into the confused imagination of the captive mind. Following sell-out seasons in the UK, Blackbird comes to New York in Schmucks Theatre's original environmental production.

Golf Fest - Chelsea Piers
Through April 28, 2013 -

Join more than 1,000 golf enthusiasts for Golf Fest, New York City's longest-running Golf Expo and the city's only club demo event, held at Manhattan's premier facility for children and adults to learn and practice golf. Demo the latest clubs from golf's leading manufacturers, including Cleveland, Srixon, Callaway, Ping, TaylorMade, Titleist, Cobra, Tour Edge, Mizuno and Nike. Enjoy open hitting on America's most technologically advanced driving range, receive instruction from the Golf Academy's top pros and check out great deals on travel destinations and local golf courses. For families, Golf Fest has a Kids' Corner on Saturday, complete with a balloon man, ice cream, hot dogs, a child-friendly hitting bubble and putting games. All guests will be entered to win fantastic prizes, including a trip for two to Hawaii and the chance to golf with Hall of Fame golfer, Se Ri Pak, courtesy of Hilton Waikoloa Resort and Hawaiian Airlines! Additional prizes include rounds of golf at various courses, Chelsea Piers coupons and more.

Urban Greenwalk - Open Air
Through April 28, 2013 - New York

Come take the urban greenwalk challenge. A three block walk along one of New York City’s most well preserved neighborhoods to experience Earth Week like never before. The first event of its kind, the open air videowalk brings together retailers, green organizations and community. Each participating store will host an element to inform all who attend on how to be a deeper shade of green. Initiatives will include: rainwater harvesting, solar power, bicycling, natural areas, community gardening, wildlife gardening, composting, recycling, clean waterways, native species, plastic bag reduction, community supported agriculture, ocean conservation and more.

Dances Patrelle 2013 Spring Repertory - Dicapo Opera Theatre
Through April 28, 2013 - New York

Dances Patrelle presents its 2013 Spring Repertory, featuring three ballets, What Do We Do About Mother?, Rhapsody in Blue, and Black Forrest Carousel. The production will run from April 26-28, 2013 at Dicapo Opera Theatre, 184 E. 76th Street, NYC. Tickets are $45 and are available at www.dancespatrelle.org. Special group rates available by calling (212) 722-7933. Dances Patrelle’s 2013 Spring Repertory program consists of three ballets choreographed by Francis Patrelle, What Do We Do About Mother?, with a commissioned score by Patrick Soluri and featuring Jenifer Ringer and Jonathan Stafford (courtesy of NYCB); Rhapsody in Blue, with music by George Gershwin; and Black Forrest Carousel, with music by Franz Schubert. Performances: Friday at 7pm, Saturday at 2pm and 7pm, and Sunday at 2pm.

W. Kamau Bell - Carolines on Broadway
Through April 28, 2013 - New York

Socio-political comedian, community activist, and latenight TV host is taking the comedy world by storm. The third cycle of his weekly half-hour FX series, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, premiered on January 17th, 2013. The series premiered on Thursday, August 9th, 2012 to critical acclaim with The NY Times calling Kamau "the most promising new talent in political comedy in many years." The show was nominated for "Best Talk Series" at the 2012 NAACP Image Awards. Kamau co-hosts the podcast The Field Negro's Guide to Arts & Culture with Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid, writes the blog "Kamau's Komedy Korner" for the San Francisco Weekly, and sits on the board of The Applied Research Center, a racial justice think tank and home for media and activism. He has been featured on several of the biggest comedy podcasts including WTF with Marc Maron, Comedy & Everything Else, Citizen Radio, The Sound of Young America, and Jordan, Jesse, GO!, and is a regular correspondent on The War Room on Current TV.

Best Friends Pet Super Adoption - Westchester County Center
Through April 28, 2013 - White Plains

Come adopt your new best friend from hundreds of dogs, cats, puppies and kittens! All will be available for adoption from local shelter and rescue groups. All will be spayed/neutered, vaccinated and microchipped ready to begin their new life with you! Pure breed and mixed breed pets will be available. For directions and more information: www.superadoption.org

ID Pop Shop Features 25 Indie Designers - Chelsea Market
Through April 28, 2013 - New York City

Designer-entrepreneurs Barbara Wilkinson and Raoul Calleja have created a game-changer in the group market realm with the work of 25 independent designers shown in thoughtful mini-boutique settings. The designer-driven week long pop ups at the elegant Chelsea Market are a favorite of shoppers looking for something truly different. Designers Participating: Avalove Design, Barbara Wilkinson Jewelry, Bellero Designs, Corrente Handbags, Elaine Arsenault Handbags, jq loves u, Kimberlin Brown Jewelry, Kyoko Honda Jewelry, Lauren Wimmer Jewelry, LinePosters, Lumete, Morphicism, naturevsfuture, Pamela Barsky, Paste, RICA Bath & Body, Selen Design, ShayaNYC, Sohung Designs, Sonja Fries, SPJ, Urban Boulder, The Vanity Project, Vernakular Photo Designs, VERRIER

I’m British But…Black British Filmmakers Speak! - Teachers College, Columbia University
Through April 28, 2013 - New York

I’M BRITISH BUT… BLACK BRITISH FILMMAKERS SPEAK! is a film series of fictions and documentaries that explore the challenges faced by People of African descent in the UK. The African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) continues its exploration of the presence of Black people in Europe through films. After France, ADIFF now turns to the UK. The black British population has increased from 1.1 million to over 1.8 million from 2001 to 2011, a growth of 40%. It now forms around 3.3% of the UK’s population. Discover the Black British experience through 5 films that span 4 decades of Black presence in the UK.

Earth Day Celebration - Mystic Aquarium
Through April 28, 2013 - Mystic

Join more than one billion people who celebrate Earth Day each year—come to the aquarium’s annual Party for the Planet! Enjoy scavenger hunts, hands-on activities and games all weekend, plus learn how to reduce your personal impact on the environment.

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.

$10 Tango Trial - Pearl Studios
Through April 29, 2013 - New York

Twice a month we offer a taste of tango for totally beginners for just $10. You will get a 45 minute class introducing you to all the basic fundamentals of tango. It is guaranteed you will be dancing at the end of the class. It is a good way to have fun starting out with tango for those that have never danced it before. Saturday, April 27th, at 2pm. Monday, April 29th, at 7pm.

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.

Magician Philip Klipper Will Astound You! - Ciao! Restaurant
Through April 30, 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. Apr. 4, 11, 18, and 25.

Rainbows - Long Island Children's Museum
Through April 30, 2013 - Garden City

Come learn the colors of the rainbow and how they are made. Have fun painting your own beautiful rainbow to brighten up April's spring showers. The program runs through April 30.

High School Art Salon Exhibition - Pelham Art Center
Through April 30, 2013 - Pelham

Advanced Placement art students from Bronxville, Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, and Pelham high schools exhibit their works side by side creating a unique collective display. Pelham Art Center is delighted to announce the return of its high school student show (last year entitled "Advanced Art Student Exhibition"). The exhibition will feature artwork by students in advanced placement (AP) or upper-level art classes from four local high schools: Bronxville High School, Mount Vernon High School, New Rochelle High School, and Pelham Memorial High School. Over 60 works in a variety of media will be shown. For many of the artists, this exhibition will be the first time they show their works in public. AP art courses are designed for upper level high school students who are interested in pursuing art with added intensity. Many are preparing art portfolios as part of their applications to college. The High School Art Salon will be on view for one week, April 16-23, 2012.

Free Crafts Saturdays - Straight A's
Through April 30, 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. April 6: Welcome Spring with an Umbrella Suncatcher; April 13: Craft your own Rain Cloud wall Hanging; April 20: Hug the Earth to celebrate Earth Day; April 27: Create a Flowering Crafty Collage.

'The Importance of Being Ernest' - White Plains Performing Arts Center (WPPAC)
Through April 30, 2013 - White Plains

Oscar Wilde's comedic masterpiece about manners, class, and society. Dashing men-about-town John Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff pursue fair ladies Gwendolen Fairfax and Cecily Cardew. Matters are complicated by the imaginary characters invented by both men to cover their on-the-sly activities - not to mention the disapproval of the formidable Lady Bracknell. Oscar Wilde's play is a humorous expose on British society and pokes gentle fun at pretense, all in the context of well-crafted language and delightful repartee. April 5, 6, 12, and 13 at 8pm; April 7 and 14 at 2pm.

Family Fondue Sundays - The Melting Pot of White Plains
Through April 30, 2013 - White Plains

Fondue dining allows everyone to enjoy good conversation, eat slowly, and savor each bite. Parents can enjoy three-course meal (salad, entree, and chocolate), and kids under 14 can have two courses (entree and chocolate), all for a fixed price every Sunday in April from 12-4pm. Visit meltingpot.com/white-plains/specials for details.

Wilton Library's Annual Gigantic Book Sale Fundraiser - Wilton Library
Through April 30, 2013 - Wilton

Features more than 70,000 items sorted in more than 50 categories – mysteries, gardening, travel, and science fiction; gently used, new, collectible, rare books, DVDs, CDs, books on tape and CDs. On Saturday, the Rotary Club of Wilton will sell hot dogs and sodas at lunchtime. Proceeds benefit the library.

APRIL IN PARIS: Susan Malloy Draws the City of Light for Young People - Westport Library
Through April 30, 2013 - Westport

A display of drawings by this Westport artist from a recent trip to Paris with her grandchildren. April 1- April 30,2013.

Poetry Month - Walt Whitman Birthplace
Through April 30, 2013 - Huntington

In honor of poetry month, Walt Whitman Birthplace is offering activities for kids who can "make and take" a poem in the Poetry Corner. Using spring themes of bunnies, tulips, chicks, butterflies and Easter eggs, kids can create their very own poems. Craft supplies will be available. In addition, step back to the 19th century and, with a knowledgeable interpreter, tour the farmhouse in which Whitman was born. Also, hear a recording of Walt's voice reading his poem, "America." April 1-April 30,2013.

TTK's '1Plus1Plus1' Art Show Feat. Music by TJ Mizell - White Rabbit
Through April 30, 2013 - New York

Fresh off the heels of his feature slot in the Ricky Powell Fall Classic Group Art Show, painter, record collector and Polo bon vivant TTK returns to White Rabbit with a team of visual artists he assembled to bring their artistic vision to the gallery. The opening ceremony for the show, titled 1Plus1Plus1 is on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 7PM-1AM at White Rabbit, 145 E. Houston St. between Forsyth & Eldridge. Just added to the bill as minister of sound is DJ TJ Mizell, the son of Run DMC's very own Jam Master Jay. "I'm really excited they asked me to DJ for this show. The artists are so talented and my sound totally goes with their vibe. It's going to be a crazy night," TJ said. Presented by 2'12" and ChevonMedia, the 1Plus1Plus1 gallery show will feature KlashWon, a Brooklyn based artist who combines everyday life experience with iconic cultural figures, Sam Woolley, whose work explores the dark underbelly of fame and family and TTK, a jaunty, curatorial force whose surreal, colorful paintings bend reality to the will of an active imagination. The show will run throughout April with shirts, prints and other merchandise also available for purchase. White Rabbit is a Lower East Side gallery space in New York City, complete with a full bar and kitchen, serving Latin and Asian small plates nightly. The opening begins at 7:00 P.M. with conversations about the paintings and will turn into a musical celebration of the artists and their work as the night progresses. Guests can RSVP to ArtByTTK@gmail.com. About TTK - TTK is a Brooklyn based artist with an international audience from California to South Korea. He is known to infuse social concerns, his favorite pop icons, fashion, sports and music into his work. TTK's custom art clients include recording artists Dwele, Natalie of Floetry, as well as special projects for Cornell University, Hot 97 and Timberland. Event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/472876976094833/

The Midnight Moment - Times Square
Through April 30, 2013 - New York

A spectacular visual and inspirational message will greet New Yorkers and visitors to the Crossroads of the World this April as part of a synchronized program on fifteen of the largest digital screens in Times Square. “The Power of Words,” a new short film compilation of Nelson Mandela’s words, pays tribute to the peaceful vision of the South African leader on the occasion of his upcoming 95th birthday and was created especially for the Times Square screens. Throughout April, the film will air from 11:57 pm – midnight as part of the Midnight Moment: A Digital Gallery, a presentation of the Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) and Times Square Arts in collaboration with the Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) and Nelson Mandela Foundation. The showing also coincides with National Poetry Month. The words of Nelson Mandela – made up of text edited from numerous speeches – will collide, float, pour and burst onto the screens through a dramatic, cosmic blue background in the collaborative work, created by Nabil Elderkin, Andrew van der Westhuyzen and Gregory Stern., “The Power of Words” project, sponsored by Montblanc, was created in response to a challenge by the Nelson Mandela Foundation and TFI to inspire filmmakers to create short films that highlight the enduring impact of words and the resonance of Mandela’s message through multiple eras and generations. This public video piece was created by one of the directors, Nabil Elderkin, in collaboration with animator Andrew Van Der Westhuyze, to help bring greater public awareness to the initiative, which will continue later this year with four additional filmmakers, who will work with TFI and Out of Africa Entertainment to create original short films based on quotes from Mandela’s teachings that will be released throughout the year. To help further spread the teachings of Mandela, TFI will spearhead the creation of an additional online video that will allow viewers around the world to have a virtual experience of “The Power of Words” public video piece beyond its run in Times Square.

Alberi - MoMA PS1
Through April 30, 2013 - Long Island City

The world premiere of ALBERI will be on exhibit in the striking VW Dome at MoMA PS1 for 10 days starting from Thursday, April 18th, with a special celebration in the afternoon of Saturday, April 20th 2013. Istituto Luce Cinecitta, which is responsible for organizing the Italian selections abroad, is proud to announce that ALBERI ("Trees"), a cinematic installation by Michelangelo Frammartino, was chosen as an official selection of the Tribeca Film Festival. ALBERI is a "never ending" video-installation, everlastingly repeating itself, because the final images reconnect to the initial ones without the viewer realizing it, in a sort of perpetual vortex, which may be fallen into at any moment and at any point. The marvelous natural music at the tops of the eponymous trees makes way for the rhythmic cadence of civilization?men baring axes and the natural clatter of daily life?before their unforgettable return home from the forest. The singular artistry of director Michelangelo Frammartino (Il Dono and Le Quattro Volte) is beautifully displayed in this mesmerizing homage to nature. This is the Year of Italian Culture in the United States, for which Istituto Luce Cinecitta aims to highlight the importance of Italian culture through Italian cinema. Istituto Luce Cinecitta, whose mission is to promote Italian cinema worldwide, is creating ongoing special events in major U.S. capitals throughout the year. Luce Cinecitta' -- which has long been recognized as the production powerhouse in Italy- will be present at the Tribeca Film Festival, with two more feature films from Italian director Claudio Giovannesi, as well Christina Voros.

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.

Carole Eisner: Geometric Abstract Paintings, 1979-1982 - Susan Eley Fine Art
Through May 01, 2013 - New York

During a brief period of her distinguished career, Carole Eisner painted a series of some 30 geometric abstractions from 1979-1982. Eisner has had numerous exhibitions, but this is the first showing of this rare body of work, characterized by dashes, squiggles, Xs, rectangles, lines and triangles, electrified and suspended against plains of flat, saturated color.

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 Amanda_Kayam@14StreetY.org or 646-395-4339.

Reefs Illuminated - American Museum of Natural History
Through May 03, 2013 - New York

In this new film directed by Brennan Vance John Sparks, curator in the Museum's Department of Ichthyology, and David Gruber, Museum research associate and an assistant professor at The City University of New York, take a journey to the remote South Pacific coral reefs of the Solomon Islands to explore newly discovered biofluorescent species of fishes and stingrays, along with biofluorescent corals, crinoids, anemones, and other glowing invertebrates. The film will screen in the Geodome theater in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life.

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.

Kenny Scharf - Paul Kasmin Gallery
Through May 04, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of works by the Brooklyn-based American painter (b. 1958).

Peter Maier - New Paintings - Bernarducci Meisel Gallery
Through May 04, 2013 - New York

Yael Bartana - Petzel Gallery
Through May 04, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of work from the Israeli video artist.

Zach Harris - Zach Feuer Gallery
Through May 04, 2013 - New York

Shelly Malkin - Mind Journeys - James Graham & Sons
Through May 04, 2013 - New York

Matti Bonetti - Paul Kasmin Gallery
Through May 04, 2013 - New York

Richard III: Born With Teeth - The Pershing Square Signature Center
Through May 04, 2013 - New York

In RICHARD III: Born With Teeth, Epic Theatre Ensemble wraps Shakespeare’s words in a contemporary setting where you’ll enter the world along side and through the eyes of Shakespeare’s most charming, funny and seductively evil actors: Richard III, himself. The performance schedule is: Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30pm and Saturdays at 8:00 pm. This production runs through Saturday, May 4th at 8PM. Epic Theatre Ensemble’s tickets are $25 for this production. There will also be $10 Student Rush tickets at the box office. Advance tickets are available through Ticket Central by calling (212) 279-4200 or visiting www.ticketcentral.com. For more information, visit www.epictheatreensemble.org/R3

Barbara Cook - 54 Below
Through May 04, 2013 - New York

One of the all time great voices comes to our stage for two very special weeks this April and May, debuting a brand new evening of music! Her pure soprano, haunting tone, and warm onstage presence make any evening with Barbara Cook an unforgettable nightlife experience. Not only are Ms. Cook's concert and cabaret performances the stuff of New York legend, but her life in the theatre has stretched from the creation of the leading female roles in the Broadway classics Candide, The Music Man, and She Loves Me, to her recent appearance in Sondheim on Sondheim, and a whole lot in between! Among a heavy mantle of awards, Ms. Cook has been honored with the Tony, Grammy, Drama Desk, and Drama Critics Circle Awards, has been inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame, and was recently presented with the Kennedy Center Honor.

Eli Ping - Susan Inglett Gallery
Through May 04, 2013 - New York

Eli Ping's fourth solo exhibition with the gallery.

Paul Williams - Cafe Carlyle
Through May 04, 2013 - New York

Award-winning lyricist and composer Paul Williams presents his newest program, "The Lovers, The Dreamers, And Me."

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.

New York Children's Theater Festival - Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater
Through May 05, 2013 - New York

Three original productions will be showcased (visit website for times and tickets): The Tale of Jamie Freel: a Faerie Story; Cheater, Cheater, Pumpkin Eater!; and Molly Bloom Lately.

Rosemarie Padovano - That Fell on Deaf Ears - Momenta Art
Through May 05, 2013 - Brooklyn

The first solo exhibition of Rosemarie Padovano includes two videos, Paloma and Please Touch, and a concurrent screening of her new video Chroma.

Natural Beauty by James Houston Exhibit - MILK Studios
Through May 05, 2013 - New York

New York-based photographer James Houston unveils NATURAL BEAUTY, a stunning series and book featuring some of the world’s most prominent celebrities and top models. Proceeds from book sales and supporting initiatives will benefit Global Green USA.

Alwan Film Festival 2013 - Alwan for the Arts
Through May 05, 2013 - New York

Featuring a retrospective for Syrian director Nabil Maleh [in attendance] and feature films, documentaries, shorts and experimental films from all over the Arab world.

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 - New York

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.

Enchanting April Exhibitions at Agora - Agora Gallery
Through May 09, 2013 - New York

This April, two inspiring exhibitions are coming to Agora Gallery, Interpretive Realms combines a thrilling sense of kinetic excitement with the detached ability to reflect and describe. The result is work that has one foot in the everyday world and the other in that of the imagination, elevating both to a new and interesting level. In Altered States of Reality: An Exhibition of Analog and Digital Photography, fine art photographers employ a variety of techniques and styles but each one manages to capture something intriguing and thought-provoking in their memorable images. The exhibitions open on April 19, 2013 and continue until May 9, 2013. The opening reception will take place on the evening of Thursday, April 25, 2013. Entrance is free and all art lovers are encouraged to attend to be entranced by these bewitching works. Exhibition Dates: April 19, 2013 – May 9, 2013 Reception: Thursday, April 25, 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/receptionexhibitions/4_25_2013.aspx Featured Artists: Interpretive Realms Eugene Brimmerberg | Salome de Cambra | Gerardo Horacio De Gioia | Isabelle Habegger | Neema Lal | Josyane Martinez | William Mastrogiulio | Sandra McRae | Prenn Nguyen | Betty Pomarede | David Reinfeld | Roger Rutten | Angelo Sannasardo | Karl Sternath | Jesús Uclés | W.M. Vinci | John Wolter Altered States of Reality: An Exhibition of Analog and Digital Photography Roland Behrmann | Lella Beretta | Trond Are Berge | Dominique Braud | Fernando Braune | Mili DC Hartinger | Vincent Galassi | Patricia Gilman | Shifra | Anders Lidholm | Jean-François Mercier | Laurent Paillier | Dennis Stein | Rossella Tomaselli About Agora Gallery - Agora Gallery is a fine art gallery, established in 1984 and located in the heart of New York City’s Chelsea art galleries district. It is famous for showcasing a spectacular array of talented artists from around the world and around the corner, while providing quality and original art to collectors. Exhibitions are usually group exhibits, presenting the work of a number of artists, but sometimes solo exhibitions focus on the work of one particular artist. The gallery publishes ARTisSpectrum Magazine, a bi-annual magazine that is distributed to museums, galleries, art institutions and art schools around the world. It provides artists, collectors, museums, galleries, art organizations and enthusiasts with access to the work of international talented artists as well as feature articles, reviews and interviews. Agora Gallery is the proud sponsor of ARTmine, one of the most comprehensive resources available worldwide to view and purchase fine art. The gallery also runs Agora Art Blog, a blog designed to provide helpful information and advice for artists while providing a forum for artists to help one another by sharing their experiences and thoughts.

Das Wandernde Sternlein - Czech Center New York
Through May 09, 2013 - New York

Exhibition by the Czech artist MARK THER, featuring his award winning film Das Wandernde Sternlein, 2011. The film takes place in the dark forest of the Czech frontiers, the Sudetenland, and presents woods and wilderness as the site of childhood nightmares and secret rituals. Exhibition opening: Thursday, March 21 at 7PM. Open through May 9. More info: www.czechcenter.com

5th Annual Children’s Book Drive - Child Care Council of Westchester
Through May 10, 2013 - Scarsdale

The Council is hosting their 5th Annual Children's Book Drive from April 15-May 10. Individuals can drop off high-quality, gently used books for children, ages birth-12 years, at the Council's offices. Books will be distributed to dozens of child-care and after-school programs serving economically disadvantaged children throughout our county. Help the organization reach their goal of 3000 books!

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.

Anne Harris - New Paintings - Alexandre Gallery
Through May 11, 2013 - New York

Exhibition Space - apexart
Through May 11, 2013 - New York

Exhibition Space considers the aesthetic and conceptual implications of photography and its pivotal role in two early milestones of the US exploration of space.

Judy Glantzman - Betty Cuningham Gallery
Through May 11, 2013 - New York

An exhibition featuring the painter's works.

Elizabeth Neel - Sikkema Jenkins & Co.
Through May 11, 2013 - New York

Scrambled Eggs - Beckett Theatre
Through May 11, 2013 - New York

Scrambled Eggs is a comedy that follows Karen Hoffman, our exuberant heroine, on a hectic yet humorous journey through her life. Along the way we experience her dysfunctional parents, her sexual awakenings, and the rigors of dating, marriage and parenthood.

Golnaz Fathi - Sundaram Tagore Gallery
Through May 11, 2013 - New York

For her debut solo exhibition in New York, Iranian artist Golnaz Fathi -- who divides her time between Tehran and Paris -- presents recent works on canvas that draw on her long practice of traditional Iranian calligraphy.

Soonja Han: The Space of Art - The Art of Space - De Buck Gallery
Through May 11, 2013 - New York

The Paris-based artist's first solo exhibition in NYC.

Alan Gussow: Interrupted Spring - Driscoll Babcock Galleries
Through May 11, 2013 - New York

DRISCOLL BABCOCK GALLERIES presents Interrupted Spring, an exhibition of oil paintings and works on paper by Alan Gussow (1931-1997), which captures the energy of natural environment through a lively synthesis of abstract expressionism and realism, presenting a profound and poetic artistic vision. Gussow's unique imagery conveys the intimate link between man and the environment, invoking his personal encounters with the smells, sounds, tastes, and tactile sensations of nature. "His paintings are elegant, joyous, celebratory and occasionally elegiac representations of the world he treasured and embraced, the world of natural phenomena," notes John Driscoll, president of Driscoll Babcock. With nature as his muse, Gussow sought to reconcile his perceptual experiences and transform them into persuasive visual expression. Many works in this exhibition --Interrupted Spring (1975), Vegetable Garden in a March Rain (1975) and Edges of A Delayed Spring (1987) -- reflect Gussow's intuitive awareness of the shifting colors and textures of the changing seasons, as thawing frost and spring rain make way for a lush explosion of buds and greenery. The rich color associations and fluctuating brushstrokes in these works suggest a dynamic shift in focus from the panorama towards the detail, and a new emphasis on the rhythm, color, and texture of the productive earth.

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.

Cirque du Soleil - Totem - Citi Field
Through May 12, 2013 - Flushing

Written and directed by internationally renowned multidisciplinary artist Robert Lepage, TOTEM traces the fascinating journey of the human species from its original amphibian state to its ultimate desire to fly. Inspired by many founding myths, TOTEM illustrates, through a visual and acrobatic language, the evolutionary progress of species. Somewhere between science and legend TOTEM explores the ties that bind Man to other species, his dreams and his infinite potential.

The White Rose - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through May 12, 2013 - New York

Screened in conjunction with Jay DeFeo: A Retrospective, Bruce Conner's 1967 short film chronicles the removal of DeFeo's nearly one-ton masterpiece, The Rose (1958-66), from her second-story San Francisco studio. Set to Miles Davis's Sketches of Spain, the seven-minute long film will run continuously in the Museum's second-floor Kaufman Astoria Studios Film and Video Gallery.

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.

Making Books Sing's 'Wanda's Monster' The Musical - Theater 3
Through May 12, 2013 - Times Square

Making Books Sing presents a new family musical featuring new songs by children's music star Laurie Berkner. The 50-minute musical features Wanda, a spunky 5 year old who believes there's a monster in her closet. Wanda befriends "Monster," with the help from her cool, rock star Granny. Music and Lyrics by LAURIE BERKNER Book by BARBARA ZINN KRIEGER Directed by ADRIENNE KAPSTEIN WANDA'S MONSTER, The Musical is based on the book by Eileen Spinelli with illustrations by NANCY HAYASHI. NOTE: Laurie Berkner will NOT be performing in Wanda's Monster. APRIL 19TH-MAY 12TH Wed - Thurs @ 10:30AM Fri @ 10:30AM & 5:00PM Sat & Sun @ 11:00AM & 2:00PM TICKETS ON SALE MARCH 1ST. FOR TICKETS: www.makingbookssing.org or 646-250-1178 Group rates available.

'Fragile' - Studio 3A/B at the New 42nd Street Studios
Through May 12, 2013 - Tribeca

Sometimes the shortest distance between two points is not a straight line. In "Fragile," a wordless work of magical puppet theater, a charming Chaplinesque compagnon finds that the road on which he travels curves and changes...and also happens to wobble, wiggle, droop and tease. With only his can-do spirit and a suitcase, the earnest French friend shows the audience that pluck and resilience can make marvelous adventures out of irksome obstacles. The company's stunningly simple puppetry is set to enchanting original music, gently introducing a world that is as human and realistic as it is dreamy and whimsical.

Calm and Connected: Parenting your Child with ADHD - Pediatric Health Associates
Through May 13, 2013 - Plainview

ADHD experts have long recommended Parent Training as a crucial part of treatment for children with ADHD. This workshop you will help parents develop tools, techniques, and strategies to reduce challenging behaviors, homework stress, and school struggles. Education and guidance from a trained professional will increase parenting confidence and effectiveness.

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.

Form Is Emptiness, Abstract Paintings by Michael Katz - Tibet House US Gallery
Through May 14, 2013 - New York

Featuring the vibrant works of renowned artist Michael Katz. A portion of all sales will benefit Tibet House US and its ongoing work to preserve and present Tibetan culture. Michael Katz is a celebrated writer, doctor, and visual artist based in New York City. Form Is Emptiness, his first exhibit for the Tibet House US, is an impressive display of his abstract expressionist work. Working with acrylic and mixed media, Katz skillfully combines fragments into cohesive and dynamic images full of color and depth. Each piece is reflective of the energy and layers of the Buddhist journey, communicating a sense of possibility, freedom, and spontaneity. In addition to the influence of Buddhism, Katz' artwork is inspired by music, yoga, dance, and particularly his career as a psychologist. Known for his dream workshops, as well as authoring two books on the subject, the connection between his art and psychology is, as the artist says, "just there. My paintings are an amalgamation of who I am."

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.

Temma Bell - Bowery Gallery
Through May 18, 2013 - New York

Andrew Erdos: Guaranteed Impermanence - Claire Oliver Gallery
Through May 18, 2013 - New York

Rallou Malliarakis - First Street Gallery
Through May 18, 2013 - New York

Charles Freger - Yossi Milo Gallery
Through May 18, 2013 - New York

Bill Griffith - Society of Illustrators
Through May 18, 2013 - New York

A celebration of the creator of Zippy the Pinhead.

Mitsuko Miwa - Rendition - Longhouse Projects
Through May 18, 2013 - New York

The inaugural exhibition at this new SoHo gallery is Miwa's first solo exhibition in NYC, which "focuses on multiplicity within the medium of painting."

Jr. Marine Biologist - Sport Fishing Education Center
Through May 18, 2013 - Babylon

Come for an adventure as you and your child learn about the marine environment. Program includes hands-on time with marine animals, beach activities and crafts. Call to register or e-mail tm353@cornell.edu.

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.

Collapse - New York City Center Stage II
Through May 19, 2013 - New York

Women's Project presents the New York Premiere of COLLAPSE By Allison Moore Directed by Jackson Gay Hannah has it all. Well, sort of: a caring husband in control of his panic attacks, a free-spirited sister with a penchant for accidental crime, an exciting career fraught with moral dilemmas, and a drunken house plant. COLLAPSE is a hilarious and transcendent odyssey that explores the real and imagined circumstances that push people to the edge. April 7 - May 19, 2013 Tuesdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Exception: Additional show on Monday, April 15th at 7:30 p.m.; no show on Wednesday, April 17th. 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.

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.

'Cinderella' and 'The Tinderbox' - West End Theater
Through May 19, 2013 - Upper West Side

Frog and Peach Theatre Company presents "Tinkerbell Theatre," a fairy tale series including two adaptations: "Cinderella" (from the Brothers Grimm) and "The Tinderbox" (from Hans Christian Anderson). The productions are Rocky-and-Bullwinkle style plays featuring sing-along songs. The plays are acted by a cast of six, where the heroes are played by actors and the villains are played by soft, playful puppets. The plays, written and directed by Lynnea Benson, will be followed by puppet-making workshops to which all kids attending will be invited.

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 cathiei@jccrockland.org, 845-362-4400 extension 103. Each Monday through May 20.

Mercury Retrograde: Animated Realities - Stephan Stoyanov Gallery
Through May 21, 2013 - New York

An international selection of artists making animated videos. The exhibition is curated by William Heath & Zeljka Himbele, and features animations by Brian Alfred, Karina Aguilera Skvirsky, Aline Bouvy & John Gillis, eteam, Cliff Evans, Jan Nalevka and Noah Spiderman & Scott Gelber.

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.

BABY TALK! A Mommy and Me Group - Mount Kisco Child Care Center
Through May 23, 2013 - Mount Kisco

Mount Kisco Child Care Center (MKCCC) is pleased to announce a discussion group for moms of new babies (under 12 months). Thursdays, 10-11am, April 18-May 23. Ruth Goodman, LMSW (Social Worker for MKCCC and Mom) will lead this 6-week group designed to bring mothers together to share the experience of their journeys into motherhood during an hour of coffee, conversation, and camaraderie. No fee, space is limited. Attend one session, or all six. To register, call 914-241-2135 or email hbock@mkccc.org.

Donald Weber - Interrogations - Foley Gallery
Through May 24, 2013 - New York

Sage Sohier - About Face - Foley Gallery
Through May 24, 2013 - New York

Karine Laval: Altered States - Bonni Benrubi
Through May 24, 2013 - New York

For her 4th solo exhibition at Bonni Benrubi Gallery, the Brooklyn-based French artist Karine Laval will present a selection of new photographs as well as a video installation.

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.

Helen Berggruen: The Open Window: Objects, Rooms, & Landscapes - Fischbach Gallery
Through May 25, 2013 - New York

Fredericka Foster: Water Way - Fischbach Gallery
Through May 25, 2013 - New York

Love Therapy - DR2 Theatre
Through May 25, 2013 - New York

LOVE THERAPY is a play about a young therapist who finds herself out of her depth when intimacy, attraction and passion collide with the healing process. The playing schedule is as follows: Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8PM, with matinees on Saturday at 2PM and Sunday at 3PM. Tickets are $45 and are available by visiting telecharge.com or calling (212) 239-6200

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.

BabyGanics Celebrates New Diaper Line with Major Savings - Babies R Us
Through May 26, 2013 - New York

BabyGanics will be hosting a promotion and sale event that will be held every Friday, Saturday and Sunday beginning the week of April 15th until the last weekend in May at the Union Square Babies R Us. An additional special day of savings and giveaways will be held on Earth Day, April 22nd. The founders of BabyGanics are committed to offering effective yet affordable eco-friendly baby and household products. They have recently expanded their product line to include Rear Gear Ultra Absorbent Diapers that offer comfort, performance, eco-friendly material, skin health benefits and affordability. The BabyGanics team will hold in-store sales and promotions that include savings of $2 off jumbo bags of diapers and $5 off boxes of diapers from 4/2 through 5/28. Throughout their stay at Babies R Us, they will hold additional promotions, such as “buy one, get one” 50% off sun and bug protection, $5 off all laundry products 128oz. or higher, 25% off all sun and bug products, 2 for $20 jumbo bags of diapers, weekly raffles and much, much more! They will also be sending promotions and coupons via email, such as a free $5 gift card with a 128oz. laundry purchases and $10 gift card with 128oz. laundry purchases. A demo table will be set up for customers to try, feel, smell and see the quality that BabyGanics products has to offer. BabyGanics will celebrate Earth Day, April 22nd, at Babies R Us by offering additional savings and giveaways. Visit the BabyGanics team for BabyGanics tote bags, BabyGanics stickers for children, BabyGanics sunglasses and BabyGanics reusable water bottles. They will also be offering $2 off any box and $1 off any bag for already on sale diapers. Event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Elyse Bender-Segall at (516) 901-9095.

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.

The Hugo Boss Prize 2012 - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through May 27, 2013 - New York

The Hugo Boss Prize is a biennial award founded in 1996 to honor significant achievement in contemporary art. From a group of six finalists selected by an international jury of curators, Danh Vo was announced as the winner of the ninth prize on November 1, 2012. A solo exhibition of his work will be presented at the Guggenheim in spring 2013. Previous winners include Matthew Barney (1996), Douglas Gordon (1998), Marjetica Potrc (2000), Pierre Huyghe (2002), Rirkrit Tiravanija (2004), Tacita Dean (2006), Emily Jacir (2008), and Hans-Peter Feldmann (2010). The Hugo Boss Prize 2012 is organized by Katherine Brinson, Associate Curator, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and is made possible by HUGO BOSS.

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.

Little New-Yorkers - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
Through May 31, 2013 - Upper West Side

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

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.

Cesar Galicia - Forum Gallery
Through May 31, 2013 - New York

Spanish painter Cesar Galicia has been a Forum Gallery Artist since 1994.

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.

Exhibition: Re-Imagining Past Possessions - Works of Recycled Materials. - transFORM Gallery
Through May 31, 2013 - New Rochelle

transFORM Gallery and Elisa Contemporary Art co-curate an international, eco-minded art exhibit in honor of our planet, "Re-Imagining Past Possessions - Works of Recycled Materials." The exhibit will run through May 31, 2013. This exhibit brings together artists from around the world to save the earth. Each artist's artwork is created from recycled and reused materials including magazines, scrap metal, junk mail, and other discarded items. Artists included: Carole Eisner, Aurora Robson, Rodolfo Edward, Lisa Mee Doherty, and Adriana Rostovsky.

Macy's Sunday Story Time - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
Through May 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.

Funny Food Art Exhibit - Chelsea Market Concourse
Through May 31, 2013 - Chelsea

Going on now through the end of May at the Chelsea Market Concourse is the Funny Food Art Exhibit. Photographs by Bill Wurtzel from the healthy-eating book for kids, Funny Food: 365 Fun, Healthy, Silly, Creative Breakfasts (Welcome Books) by Bill and his wife, Claire Wurtzel. The exhibit includes 40 hilarious photographs of characters, cars, and portraits, made using healthy ingredients from everyday breakfasts you know and love. From laughing bagels, fruity beauties and nutty professors to food-faced celebrities like Mona Lisa (Plumalisa), the show is tasty fun for the whole family. Swing by with the kids and get ready to laugh out loud, especially when they see your face through the Funny Food portrait cut-out! It's healthy and happy fun. The Funny Food book is available at Chelsea Market bookstore, Posman Books. More about Funny Food at funnyfoodart.com. Visit Funny Food on Facebook.

Greg Goldberg: Northern Light - Stephan Stoyanov Gallery
Through May 31, 2013 - New York

The show features abstract paintings and works on paper, all done in natural light at Goldberg's North facing studio in New York. Each work is a hand-made object, built slowly over time by layering dozens of pigments to create unique color relationships. Rich in opaque, translucent and transparent hues, the paintings change with light throughout the day and over the seasons.

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.

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.

Wear It or Not: Recent Jewelry Acquisitions - Museum of Arts & Design
Through June 02, 2013 - New York

Over the past five years, MAD has collected nearly 200 exceptional pieces of art jewelry. From iconic mid-twentieth-century works to computer-designed musical jewelry, Wear It or Not: Recent Jewelry Acquisitions showcases the depth and variety of the new additions to the museum's renowned permanent collection. The exhibition will feature nearly 130 works from around the world, with objects by artists such as Claire Falkenstein, Olaf Skoogfors and Art Smith from the studio jewelry movement of the 1950s and 60s; several silver neckpieces and cuffs from India; alongside more recent works by emerging, mid-career and established jewelry artists such as Melanie Bilenker, Kat Cole, Mari Ishikawa, Keith Lewis, Jeremy May, Edward Lane McCartney, Iris Nieuwenburg, Arjen Noordeman and Christie Wright, Beverley Price, Axel Russmeyer, Sakurako Shimizu, Verena Sieber-Fuchs and Kiff Slemmons. The exhibition will explore a range of jewelry making techniques, including computer design and digital fabrication, as well as the use of uncommon and unexpected materials to carry contemporary art jewelry beyond its decorative function into new creative realms of conceptual, social and political resonance.

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.

Giosetta Fioroni - L'Argento - The Drawing Center
Through June 02, 2013 - New York

This landmark exhibition is Italian artist Giosetta Fioroni's first solo show in North America. The show will feature over 80 works in drawing, painting, film, theater design, and illustration, dating from the 1950s to the mid-1970s, decades during which the artist formulated a unique response to a developing commercial culture.

Spring Weekend Discovery Workshops - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Through June 02, 2013 - Crown Heights

Kids learn about garden plants and animals and explore Spring time through discovery stations, scavenger hunts, story time, crafts, and plantings to take home.

Italian artist Francesco Clemente - Yale School of Art 32 Edgewood Avenue Gallery
Through June 02, 2013 - New Haven

Enjoy 30 paintings by the artist made during extended trips to Brazil between 2006 and 2008. April 1-June 2, 2013.

Italian artist Francesco Clemente - Yale School of Art 32 Edgewood Avenue Gallery
Through June 02, 2013 - New Haven

Enjoy 30 paintings by the artist made during extended trips to Brazil between 2006 and 2008. April 1-June 2, 2013.

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.

'Guys and Dolls' - NOTE NEW DATES! - Westchester Broadway Theatre
Through June 06, 2013 - Elmsford

NOTE NEW DATES! Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Subtitled "A Musical Fable of Broadway," the show is set in the colorful world of New York City in the mid 20th century. "Guys and Dolls" is populated with gangsters and gamblers, missionary dolls, and beautiful showgirls, and has one of the great musical scores in American theatre. Including Frank Loesser's hits "Luck Be A Lady," "Guys and Dolls," "If I Were A Bell," and "Sit Down, You're Rockin' The Boat." Show runs through June 6, 2013. Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday matinees including lunch; Thursday, Friday Saturday, and Sunday Evenings including dinner.

Ugo Rondinone: Human Nature - Rockefeller Center Plaza
Through June 07, 2013 - New York

For seven weeks this spring, nine 16-to 20-foot-tall, human-shaped stone figures by Swiss-born, New York-based artist Ugo Rondinone, will transform Rockefeller Center, inhabiting the plaza between 49th and 50th Streets as if transported from another time. The work, Human Nature, will be free to the public and, is on view April 23 through June 7, 2013. Presented by Nespresso, the exhibition is organized by Public Art Fund and Tishman Speyer. Human Nature is on view in Rockefeller Center Plaza in Midtown Manhattan between Fifth & Sixth Avenues and 49th and 50th Streets. Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week Subway: F, D, B, V to 47-50th Street Rockefeller Center; N, R, W to 49th Street; 1 to 50th Street; 6 to 51st Street

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.

After the Museum - The Home Front 2013 - Museum of Arts & Design
Through June 09, 2013 - New York

Transforming the physical and contextual environment of the museum into a focal point for the NYC design community, the Museum of Arts and Design's annual design program, The Home Front: American Design Now, expands into its first physical exhibition, After the Museum. Gathering a variety of unique design voices from throughout NYC, After the Museum utilizes the institution as a platform for launching new, radical and unorthodox proposals for contemporary art and design museums in the 21st century. As artists, designers, and corporations have increasingly begun to stage exhibitions, lectures, and workshops modeled from the role of museums in the 20th century, current museum forms are increasingly called into question. Reacting to this new cultural reality, After the Museum stages and presents a series of installations and programs that reveal the largely hidden research component of the design practice, while examining cultural institution's role in the shaping of design past, present, and future.

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.

Wynn Newhouse Awards' Artists Exhibit - The Palitz Gallery at the Lubin House
Through June 13, 2013 - Upper East Side

Works of eight Wynn Newhouse award winning artists, all with disabilities, will comprise an exhibition at the Palitz Gallery in Manhattan, to be held April 15 through June 13, 2013. An informal reception for current and past winners, judges, and friends of the program will be held at the gallery in May. The Wynn Newhouse awards (wnewhouseawards.com) are bestowed upon exceptionally accomplished fine artists who have risen to the top tiers of their profession despite being challenged by infirmities recognized by the Americans with Disabilities Act. The award was established in memory of collector Wynn Newhouse, who recognized and championed the talent and creativity of artists with disabilities. The awardees were chosen in January by an invited panel of judges who are highly respected in both the arts and disabilities communities. More than 35 artists were nominated for the 2012 award. In total, eight artists were chosen to receive the prestigious award and accompanying monetary prize. This year's judges included: J. David Farmer, Director, Dahesh Museum; Mark Parsons, Artist, Pratt Institute; Kathryn Price, Curator, Williams College Museum of Art; and Ealan Wingate, Director, Gagosian Gallery.

Indoor Playspace - Kings Bay Y at Windsor Terrace
Through June 14, 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.

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.

The Impressionist Line from Degas to Toulouse-Lautrec: Drawings and Prints from the Clark - Frick Collection
Through June 16, 2013 - New York

The Frick Collection presents approximately sixty prints and drawings from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, renowned for its rich holdings in nineteenth-century French art. The works were selected by Colin B. Bailey, Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator, Susan Grace Galassi, Senior Curator at the Frick, and Jay A. Clarke, Manton Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Clark. The selection focuses on several artistic visionaries of the nineteenth century, including Courbet, Manet, Monet, Degas, Gauguin, and Toulouse-Lautrec.

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.

Spectacle: The Music Video - Museum of the Moving Image
Through June 16, 2013 - Astoria

This groundbreaking exhibition explores music video as an important and influential art form in contemporary culture and is the most comprehensive museum exhibition on music videos presented to date. Spectacle highlights the form's place at the forefront of creative technology, its role in pushing the boundaries of innovative production, its important role as an experimental sandbox for filmmakers, and its lasting effects on popular culture globally. The exhibition features more than 300 videos, presented alongside artifacts and interactive experiences, and will be installed in the Museum's 4,000 sq.-ft. changing exhibitions gallery, amphitheater gallery, and other spaces.

Huntington Arts Council Exhibit: Living Color Art - Art-Trium,
Through June 17, 2013 - Melville

This exhibit features the work of four artists. Each artist selected focuses on the unique and varied ways that color lives in our lives.

After School Arts - Theresa Academy of Performing Arts
Through June 19, 2013 - Lido Beach

Theresa Academy of Performing Arts for Students with Special Needs offers dance, drama, music, drumming, fine art, yoga, and drama classes for students with special needs and their siblings. Classes meet weekly after school and on weekends.

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.

ESOL Family Literacy Class - CIET/LaGuardia Community College
Through June 20, 2013 - Long Island City

English Classes for parents with children in NYC public schools. Pre-registration is required.

ESL Classes - LaGuardia Community College
Through June 20, 2013 - Long Island City

In this class for parents with children in NYC public schools, participants will learn how to talk to their child’s teacher, prepare for parent-teacher conferences, information about homework resources and computer classes, and much more.

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.

Maya Lin - Pace Gallery
Through June 23, 2013 - New York

New work by Maya Lin exploring her longtime interest in environmental issues, including rising currents and climate change, and expanding her engagement with natural and geographic forms.

'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.

Abstract Generation: Now in Print - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through June 24, 2013 - Midtown

Since the early 20th century, abstraction has been associated with so many artistic movements, from Suprematism and Constructivism to Abstract Expressionism and Op art, that it can no longer be defined by any one style or tradition. Indeed, abstraction exists now as a rich and varied trove of formal languages and ideas -- an open source of inspiration that extends well beyond the boundaries of art. This exhibition focuses on the print medium, highlighting ways in which abstraction has played a generative role in works of the past decade. Featuring prints, artists' books, and multiples from the Museum's collection -- by artists such as Cory Arcangel, Tauba Auerbach, Philippe Decrauzat, Liam Gillick, Wade Guyton, Nadia Kaabi-Linke, R. H. Quaytman, and Haegue Yang -- Abstract Generation examines contemporary notions of abstraction through a range of contemporary practices.

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.

Henri Labrouste: Structure Brought to Light - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through June 24, 2013 - New York

Henri Labrouste: Structure Brought to Light, the first solo exhibition of Labrouste's work in the United States, establishes his work as a milestone in the modern evolution of architecture. The exhibition includes over 200 works, from original drawings -- many of them watercolors of haunting beauty and precision -- to vintage and modern photographs, films, architectural models, and fragments. Labrouste made an invaluable impact on 19th-century architecture through his exploration of new paradigms of space, materials, and luminosity in places of great public assembly. His two magisterial glass-and-iron reading rooms in Paris, the Bibliotheque Sainte-Genevieve (1838-50) and the Bibliotheque nationale (1859-75), gave form to the idea of the modern library as a temple of knowledge and as a space for contemplation. Labrouste also sought a redefinition of architecture by introducing new materials and new building technologies. His spaces are at once overwhelming in the daring modernity of their exposed metal frameworks, lightweight walls, and brightness, and immersive in their timelessness. Works by an international array of architects, such as Labrouste's pupils in France, Spain, the Netherlands, Peru, and the United States, and projects with more distant resonances by architects such as Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Richard Rogers, will also be featured.

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 rrapoport@cmany.org.

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.

David Hartt - Stray Light - Studio Museum in Harlem
Through June 30, 2013 - New York

Color photographs, sculptures and a video installation by Chicago-based conceptual photographer David Hartt (b. 1967) reflecting on the iconic headquarters of the Johnson Publishing Company in downtown Chicago.

Fred Wilson - Local Color - Studio Museum in Harlem
Through June 30, 2013 - New York

For the first time since its exhibition in 1993, the Studio Museum will be presenting conceptual artist Fred Wilson (b. 1954)'s installation Local Color, originally created for the Studio Museum exhibition Artists Respond: The "New World" Question.

Assembly Required - Selections from the Permanent Collection - Studio Museum in Harlem
Through June 30, 2013 - New York

Photographs, drawings, sculptures and paintings from the Studio Museum's permanent collection that explore the ways in which certain works are dependent on site, and the viewer's conceptual and perceptual experience of that locale through the artist's intervention.

Aye A. Aton: Space-Time Continuum - Studio Museum in Harlem
Through June 30, 2013 - New York

This collection of over 200 slides documents the artist and avant-garde jazz musician's murals through image and sound, providing an intimate glimpse into the domestic lives of an African-American community on the cusp of cultural transformation. This project marks Aton's first solo museum presentation.

Brothers and Sisters - Studio Museum in Harlem
Through June 30, 2013 - New York

This show takes as a starting point works on paper by twentieth-century painter Beauford Delaney (1901-1975). This cross-generational exhibition examines the relationship between Delaney's paintings and prints made between 1958 and 1969 in Paris and works in the Studio Museum's permanent collection by African-American artists continuing and expanding the project of painterly abstraction.

Harlem Postcards - Spring 2013 - Studio Museum in Harlem
Through June 30, 2013 - New York

Harlem Postcards is an ongoing project that invites contemporary artists of diverse backgrounds to reflect on Harlem as a site of cultural activity, political vitality, visual stimuli, artistic contemplation and creative production. Representing intimate and dynamic perspectives of Harlem, the images reflect the idiosyncratic visions of contemporary artists from a wide range of backgrounds and locations. Each photograph has been reproduced as a limited edition postcard available free to visitors.

Sunday Story Time - Greenlight Bookstore
Through June 30, 2013 - Brooklyn

Babies and toddlers enjoy stories as read by a different visiting author each week.

Saturday Story Time - Greenlight Bookstore
Through June 30, 2013 - Brooklyn

Saturday Story Time is geared toward kids ages 3 to 8 and their families. Authors and illustrators of picture books often visit us on Saturdays to present their new books, and neighborhood performers sometimes read as well.

Mendi + Keith Obadike: American Cypher - Studio Museum in Harlem
Through June 30, 2013 - New York

The Studio Museum presents a site-specific iteration of a suite of projects that respond to American stories about race and DNA by the intermedia artists Mendi and Keith Obadike (both b. 1973).

Gordon Parks: A Harlem Family 1967 - Studio Museum in Harlem
Through June 30, 2013 - New York

Gordon Parks: A Harlem Family 1967 honors the legacy and the work of late iconic artist and photojournalist Gordon Parks, who would have turned 100 on November 30, 2012. The exhibition, organized by Director and Chief Curator Thelma Golden and Assistant Curator Lauren Haynes, will feature approximately thirty black and white photographs of the Fontenelle family, whose lives Parks documented as part of a 1968 Life magazine photo essay.

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.

Paul Thek and His Circle: Gay in the 1950s - Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art
Through July 07, 2013 - New York

Raw/Cooked: Michael Ballou - Brooklyn Museum
Through July 07, 2013 - Brooklyn

Ballou is the eighth artist in the continuing Raw/Cooked series, presented with support from Bloomberg and highlighting the work of under-the-radar Brooklyn artists. The Museum offers each of the participating artists a variety of unconventional spaces in which they may make art interventions, creating projects that draw inspiration from the architecture of the building and/or works from the Museum's collection.

'A Sport for Every Girl': Women and Sports in the Collection of Jefferson R. Burdick - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through July 07, 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.

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.

Alice Aycock Drawings: Some Stories Are Worth Repeating - Grey Art Gallery at NYU
Through July 13, 2013 - New York

The first major survey of works on paper by leading American sculptor Alice Aycock (born 1946), who is best known for her room-scale installations and outdoor sculptures that span the divide between art, architecture, and science. The exhibition focuses on Aycock's preparatory studies on paper, which she employs as laboratories for developing the multi-layered complexities of her three-dimensional works. Combining pragmatic information with imaginative fantasy, her drawings serve as engaging aesthetic entities in their own right.

Velazquez's Portrait of Francesco I d'Este - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through July 14, 2013 - New York

Among the most distinctive portraits by Diego Velazquez is one he painted of Francesco I d'Este (1610-58), the Duke of Modena, during the duke's visit to Madrid in 1638 to secure the support of Philip IV. The duke is shown in armor, wearing a red sash, his head turned toward the viewer. It is a work that conveys a quality of arrogance and sensuality, and is a high watermark in the history of baroque portraiture, while also illustrating the importance of Velazquez's portraits to Spanish diplomacy. In 1843 the painting was acquired by the Galleria Estense -- one of the most prestigious of Italy's regional museums -- in Modena, Italy, and it has never before been lent to an institution in the United States. This special, three-month loan coincides with the re-installation of the Metropolitan's collection of Old Master paintings. It not only makes accessible to an American public one of the least known of Velazquez's works, but also calls attention to the severe damage suffered throughout the Italian region of Emilia Romagna after a devastating earthquake in May 2012. The Galleria Estense has been temporarily closed due to the damage it sustained.

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.

My Life Ruined by Sex: The Works of William Kent - Museum of Sex
Through July 14, 2013 - New York

This exhibition explores William Kent's (1919-2012) calamitous life through his art, highlighting his skill and creativity as well as the paradoxes that drove him, bringing his erotically charged work back to New York for the first time in nearly 50 years. From rising art star to recluse, self-taught printmaker and sculptor William Kent in many respects embodied the title of his semi-autobiographical 1964 print, "My Life Ruined By Sex". While Kent's first foray into the formal art world in New York in 1962 was met with positive reviews, with the New York Times declaring him a "definite discovery" in 1963 and noting that Kent was an artist "with one eye on old carvings of the cigar store Indian type and the other on Pop art at its most saucy," these positive reviews could not protect him from the censorship of the time and the detrimental impact his political critique would have upon his career. His 1965 exhibition of sexual-political prints at the Castellane Gallery in new York City entitled "Sex and Violence, Or Erotic and Patriotic Prints!" turned out to be the last straw and following its opening, and Kent was dismissed from his post at the John Slade Ely House, in part for creating "sick" works in its premise. Kent never fully recovered from the aftermath of this exhibition, losing his footing once and for all within the formal New York City-centric art scene he revered. He took solitary refuge in his barn in Durham, Connecticut, continuing to make prints regularly until 1977 when he turned his attention to wood sculpture, focusing on large scale pieces of everyday objects. Though far removed from the New York City art scene he so coveted after 1965, his creative output over the course of six decades never ceased. Kent carried out most of his life as a solitary, indigent, and overlooked master. This exhibition seeks to rectify this by bringing attention to his prints, slates, sculpture and personal ephemera, placing a life and a life's work in context.

Stag Kids Reading Club - Fairfield University Bookstore
Through July 14, 2013 - Fairfield

Students in grades 1-8 are invited to join this incentive based reading program in partnership with the Bridgeport Bluefish and Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. Read a minimum of 5 books and write one original book review between April 14 - July 14, 2013 and receive one free ticket to the Bridgeport Bluefish game on Sunday, July 28, 2013 at 1:05pm. Additional tickets are available for purchase for $10. The Stag Kids Reading group will meet the players before the game for a private autograph session, run the bases after the game and a public announcement will acknowledge the students' reading success. One lucky member chosen at random will get to throw out the first pitch. Other raffle prizes include two free tickets to any Quick Center Performance Series Event (no expiration date) and a $25 Gift Card to the Fairfield University Bookstore (no expiration date).

BANK ON THIS - Yorktown Museum
Through July 20, 2013 - Yorktown Heights

An extensive collection of glass banks will be on display in this patrons' showcase. Most of the banks are from the early half of the 20th century. Many of the banks served a duel purpose. Candy, condiments, syrup, and drink mixes would be sold, and the containers would later serve as banks. Pigs, globes, patriotic, and holiday shapes will be shown. Jean and Roy Russo have generously given the Yorktown Museum their large collection of banks and this is the first time it will be on display.

Dunhuang: Buddhist Art at the Gateway of the Silk Road - China Institute
Through July 21, 2013 - New York

Addressing art and ritual practices of the Northern dynasties (420-589) and the Tang dynasty (618-907) with excavated art works, high relief clay figures, wooden sculptures, silk banners, and molded bricks. A group of treasured Buddhist sutras from the famous Cangjingdong (The Hidden Library Cave) will illustrate the story behind Dunhuang's historic discovery. A magnificent replica of the 8th century cave that houses the beautiful Bodhisattva of the Mogao Grottoes and an illustrious central pillar from the 6th century will also be prominently displayed to recall the actual cave setting.

Art Exhibit: Fish and Crushed Can Story- Mixed Media - Queens Botanical Garden
Through July 23, 2013 - Flushing

This mixed media exhibit by artist Iandry Randriamandroso is created from discarded, crushed aluminum cans found on the streets, and cardboard and burlap from local grocery, along with wordless hand-made books about a fish and a crushed can. It illustrates how growth is disrupted by invasive species. The exhibit is on display at the Visitor & Administration Building Gallery from April 22 through July 22. Visitors will be invited to create their own art at an interactive print-making station that will remain in the Gallery for the duration of the exhibition, and also to take part in community art projects, open to all ages, at QBG’s April 28th Arbor Festival as well as the June 23rd Summer Solstice Celebration. The opening reception for this exhibit will be on April 26 from 6-9pm

Victor Pesce - Elizabeth Harris Gallery
Through July 26, 2013 - New York

We Hold These Truths-The Great Art Caper - Hofstra University Museum - Emily Lowe Gallery
Through July 26, 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 We Hold These Truths and use the clues to complete a message. Please check the museum's website for summer hours. This program runs through July 26.

Munch | Warhol and the Multiple Image - Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
Through July 27, 2013 - New York

An exhibition that brings together two of the 20th century's most prolific and inventive printmakers - Norwegian Edvard Munch and American Andy Warhol. Co-curated by Dr. Patricia G. Berman and Pari Stave and organized in honor of the 150th anniversary of Munch's birth, the exhibition closely examines four graphic images produced by Munch at the turn of the century - The Scream, Madonna, The Brooch. Eva Mudocci, Self-Portrait with Skeleton Arm - and later revisited by Andy Warhol in a little-known but extraordinary series of prints from 1984. Comprising over 30 original works from private and museum collections - some of which will be seen for the first time - the exhibition reveals remarkable affinities between the two artists: a preoccupation with themes of anxiety and alienation, ideal beauty, sex and mortality, and an ability to skillfully mine the iconic power of the image to craft their own mythic identities in self-portraits and in life.

John Singer Sargent Watercolors - Brooklyn Museum
Through July 28, 2013 - Brooklyn

This landmark exhibition unites for the first time the John Singer Sargent watercolors acquired by the Brooklyn Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in the early twentieth century. The culmination of a yearlong collaborative study by both museums, John Singer Sargent Watercolors explores the watercolor practice that has traditionally been viewed as a tangential facet of Sargent's art making. The ninety-three pieces on display provide a once-in-a-generation opportunity to view a broad range of the artist's finest production in the medium. Brooklyn's thirty-eight watercolors, most of which have not been on view for decades, were largely purchased from Sargent's 1909 debut exhibition in New York. Their subjects include Venetian scenes (The Bridge of Sighs), Mediterranean sailing vessels, intimate portraits (A Tramp), and Bedouin subjects (Bedouins). Boston's watercolors, purchased in 1912, are more highly finished than the Brooklyn works. They feature subjects from his travels to the Italian Alps, the villa gardens near Lucca, and the marble quarries of Carrara, as well as portraits. The exhibition also presents nine oil paintings, including Brooklyn's An Out-of-Doors Study, Paul Helleu and His Wife (1889) and Boston's The Master and His Pupils (1914). New discoveries based on scientific study of Sargent's pigments, drawing techniques, and paper preparation are featured in a special section deconstructing his techniques. Select works throughout the exhibition are paired with videos that show a contemporary watercolor artist demonstrating some of Sargent's methods.

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.

A Trip from Here to There - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through July 30, 2013 - New York

Over the course of two years, from 2008 to 2010, the artist Mateo Lopez traveled through his native Colombia, from Bogota to Cali to Medellin. Crisscrossing vast expanses of territory via Vespa, Lopez made drawings, rendering the ordinary objects he encountered in precise detail. In a country occupied by government forces and paramilitary rebels, traveling itself -- and the diaristic drawing that served as documentation -- became an act of resistance. Using Lopez's Viaje sin movimiento -- an installation of his drawings from this journey -- as a starting point, A Trip from Here to There explores practices and works generated by walking and wandering. As members of exploratory expeditions and surveys, painters and draftsmen have long played key roles in the plotting and investigation of place. However, in the second half of the 20th century, the journey itself became both medium and subject for many artists. In some works, a walk or sojourn is precisely documented via maps and charts, dates and times, while in others, wandering's inherent detours and deviations are exploited, resulting in collages of impressions or graphs of explored terrain. For some artists, drawing is both nomadic and solitary, while for others it is a way to engage with one's environment and its inhabitants. In addition to Lopez, featured artists include Marcel Broodthaers, Juan Downey, Hamish Fulton, Brion Gysin, Mona Hatoum, Richard Long, Jorge Macchi, and Robert Morris. Genzken's work has been part of the artistic discourse since she began exhibiting in the mid-1970s, but over the last decade a new generation has been inspired by her radical inventiveness. The past 10 years have been particularly productive for Genzken, who, with a new language of found objects and collage, has created several bodies of work that have redefined assemblage for a new era. These groups of sculptures range from smaller, diorama-like works to room-filling installations.

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.

Barings in America - An Interactive Investment Experience - Museum of American Finance
Through July 31, 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?

John Singer Sargent Watercolors - Brooklyn Museum
Through July 31, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Children love painting with watercolors. Here they can examine the work of master watercolorist John Singer Sargent via a collaboration between the Brooklyn Museum and the Museum of Fine Art, Boston. In all, 93 pieces are on display, exemplifying the beauty and majesty of watercolor art.

Hava Nagila: A Song for the People - Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Through July 31, 2013 - New York

An exhibit that uses engaging imagery, video, music, and imaginative design to tell the little-known history of the wordless melody from Ukraine that became the theme song for Jewish celebrations around the world.

Making the Invisible Visible - Conservation and Islamic Art - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through August 04, 2013 - New York

Conservators and conservation scientists made many exciting and interesting discoveries as they and the curators re-examined the Museum's collection of Islamic art prior to the reopening of the New Galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia in November 2011. This exhibition will trace their investigative journey with a range of works of art providing new perspectives for appreciating this extraordinary collection.

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.

As it were ... So to speak - A Museum Collection in Dialogue with Barbara Bloom - The Jewish Museum
Through August 04, 2013 - New York

Artist Barbara Bloom has devoted her career to questioning the ways we perceive and value objects. With a light touch and subtle wit, she divines the meanings encoded in the things with which we surround ourselves. The Jewish Museum invited Bloom to create an installation drawn from its more than 26,000 works of ceremonial, decorative, and fine art. Her presentation sets a selection of over 270 pieces in unconventional contexts, and offers visitors new ways to view the Museum and its holdings. The exhibition she is creating materializes the idea of people in dialogue across time and space, inspired in part by Bloom's reflections on Talmudic discourse, which takes place over centuries. Integrating the former Warburg mansion's historic rooms into her concept, the artist envisions the space as both museum and home filled with imagined historical guests - Nefertiti, Emile Zola, George Gershwin and others - from diverse times engaged in discourse and argument. The subjects are wide-ranging and reflect ideas that have long interested the artist: inferring a whole from surviving remnants, navigating the intricacies of bestowing gifts, representing the unspeakable. Furniture-shaped display cases contain collection objects that the artist finds intriguing or appealing. For example, Torah pointers with their delicate hands and extended forefingers stand in for strings inside a piano; a cigar box owned by Sigmund Freud is displayed in a psychoanalyst's consultation space; and a Dreyfus Affair game board sits on a table with ancient Roman dice. Each tableau is accompanied by written passages suggesting conversations between people. These evocative juxtapositions of found texts, Bloom's writings, artworks, and cases, create unexpected connections and spark dialogue.

Six Things: Sagmeister & Walsh - The Jewish Museum
Through August 04, 2013 - New York

Artist Barbara Bloom has devoted her career to questioning the ways we perceive and value objects. With a light touch and subtle wit, she divines the meanings encoded in the things with which we surround ourselves. The Jewish Museum invited Bloom to create an installation drawn from its more than 26,000 works of ceremonial, decorative, and fine art. Her presentation sets a selection of over 270 pieces in unconventional contexts, and offers visitors new ways to view the Museum and its holdings. The exhibition she is creating materializes the idea of people in dialogue across time and space, inspired in part by Bloom's reflections on Talmudic discourse, which takes place over centuries. Integrating the former Warburg mansion's historic rooms into her concept, the artist envisions the space as both museum and home filled with imagined historical guests - Nefertiti, Emile Zola, George Gershwin and others - from diverse times engaged in discourse and argument. The subjects are wide-ranging and reflect ideas that have long interested the artist: inferring a whole from surviving remnants, navigating the intricacies of bestowing gifts, representing the unspeakable. Furniture-shaped display cases contain collection objects that the artist finds intriguing or appealing. For example, Torah pointers with their delicate hands and extended forefingers stand in for strings inside a piano; a cigar box owned by Sigmund Freud is displayed in a psychoanalyst's consultation space; and a Dreyfus Affair game board sits on a table with ancient Roman dice. Each tableau is accompanied by written passages suggesting conversations between people. These evocative juxtapositions of found texts, Bloom's writings, artworks, and cases, create unexpected connections and spark dialogue.

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.

Claes Oldenburg: The Street and The Store - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through August 05, 2013 - Midtown

In the early 1960s, Claes Oldenburg redefined the concept of sculpture. This exhibition offers the most comprehensive overview of Oldenburg's early career to date, including The Store, the artist's best-known body of work from this period. In December 1961, Oldenburg rented a small storefront on East Second Street in New York City and filled it with handmade, brightly painted sculptures that evoked the everyday commercial products sold in stores throughout the neighborhood. Oldenburg created several iterations of The Store in the years following, and for this exhibition a large selection of Store sculptures and drawings are brought together to demonstrate the breadth and complexity of Oldenburg's vision and the daring inventiveness of his execution. Oldenburg's rarely exhibited installation The Street is also on view. Predating The Store, this seminal work was inspired by the gritty environs of the Lower East Side in the late 1950s. A selection of Oldenburg's performances, which accompanied these early sculptural endeavors, is represented by films projected throughout the galleries. On view in The Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium are the Mouse Museum and Ray Gun Wing. Created in the 1970s, these self-contained "museums" house careful arrangements of the artist's personal archives of American popular culture, along with various tests and experiments from his studio.

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

LaToya Ruby Frazier: A Haunted Capital - Brooklyn Museum
Through August 11, 2013 - Brooklyn

LaToya Ruby Frazier: A Haunted Capital uses social documentary and portraiture to create a personal visual history of an industrial town's decline. Through approximately 40 photographic works of her family and their hometown of Braddock, Pennsylvania, Frazier offers an intimate exploration of the effects of deindustrialization on the lives of individuals and communities. Home to one of America's first steel mills, Braddock now has a population below 2,500 and has been declared a "distressed municipality." Frazier began to explore Braddock's history in her series Notion of Family, four examples of which are on view in this exhibition. That project uses the bodies of the artist, her mother, and her grandmother to both reveal complex intergenerational relationships and to serve as a metaphor for their town's decay. Frazier's portrayal of this American landscape is in stark contrast to images from a recent corporate ad campaign set in Braddock, which she felt not only erased the troubled realities of her endangered town but also excluded the community to which her family belongs. Frazier, whose work is featured in the 2012 Whitney Biennial, is Associate Curator for the Mason Gross galleries and teaches photography at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey.

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.

R. B. Kitaj: Personal Library - The Jewish Museum
Through August 11, 2013 - New York

This exhibition features 33 screenprints from a suite of 50, created by the internationally celebrated painter and graphic artist, R. B. Kitaj in 1969. The portfolio, In Our Time, was acquired by the Museum in 2010. For this series, Kitaj reproduced from his personal library the covers of books that had a profound meaning for him. The images offer insights into the artist's psyche and form a remarkable artistic statement.

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.

Flip Side - Rubin Museum of Art
Through August 12, 2013 - New York

The texts and images on the back of Tibetan art objects reveal clues to their meaning, function, and historical context. For the first time ever both sides of a select group of scroll paintings (thangkas), sculptures, and initiation cards will be explored in detail. Chosen for the beauty, exceptional content, and complexity of their backs, these works of art dating from the 13th to the 19th century illuminate the many uses of the other side in Tibetan culture.

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.

Pinocchio - Puppetworks
Through August 18, 2013 - Park Slope

Puppetworks performs its adaptation of Collodi's legendary tale, Pinocchio, with an original score and laughs galore.

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.

Stephen Burrows: When Fashion Danced - Museum of the City of New York
Through August 31, 2013 - New York

Stephen Burrows: When Fashion Danced is the first major examination of the work of the designer The New York Times called in 1977 the "brightest star of American fashion." It looks at the period spanning the 1970s when Stephen Burrows's meteoric rise to fame made him not only the first African-American designer to gain international stature, but a celebrated fashion innovator whose work helped define the look of a generation. With vibrant colors, metallic fabrics, and slinky silhouettes that clung to the body, Burrows's danceable designs generated a vibrant look that was of a piece with the glamorous, liberated nightlife of the era. Through photographs, drawings, and original garments, the exhibition will trace Burrows's evolution from creating eclectic looks for his friends in the 1960s to his work with the chic 57th Street retailer Henri Bendel to the floor of Studio 54, as he dressed such 70s style icons as Cher, Liza Minnelli, and Diana Ross.

Superhero Science - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through August 31, 2013 - Crown Heights

Kids, 4 and older, can supercharge a magnetic compass with Magneto, explore optics with Cyclops, learn the forces of flight with Superman, or sling a web with Spidey. It's a new super science adventure every week!

Adventurous Appetites - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through August 31, 2013 - Crown Heights

Kids will create a tasty dish and explore food from around the world.

The Big Adventure - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through August 31, 2013 - Crown Heights

The Big Adventure provides fun, dramatic, exciting, unique, and challenging experiences, making the exhibit great for young minds and bodies. Visitors will have opportunities to choose adventures that appeal to them, identify challenges, solve problems, make decisions, set goals, enhance creativity and gain confidence.

MoMA Art Lab: People - The Museum of Modern Art
Through August 31, 2013 - Midtown West

In MoMA's latest interactive space, MoMA Art Lab: People, visitors of all ages can discover the ways in which artists represent the human form. Investigate body language through art-making activities, digital play, and other creative explorations. Stop by before or after visiting MoMA's galleries.

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.

I, You, We - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through September 01, 2013 - New York

I, you, we: three very commonplace words. These pronouns -- with all their implied complexities of meaning -- provide an unexpected guide for assessing the works of art from the 1980s and early 1990s in the Museum's collection. What becomes apparent in this survey of paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints, and photographs is how the personal, social, and collective issues and concerns of the artists of this time are still relevant several decades later.

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.

Photography and the American Civil War - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through September 02, 2013 - New York

More than two hundred of the finest and most poignant photographs of the American Civil War have been brought together for this landmark exhibition. Through examples drawn from the Metropolitan's celebrated holdings of this material, complemented by important loans from public and private collections, the exhibition will examine the evolving role of the camera during the nation's bloodiest war. The "War between the States" was the great test of the young Republic's commitment to its founding precepts; it was also a watershed in photographic history. The camera recorded from beginning to end the heartbreaking narrative of the epic four-year war (1861-1865) in which 750,000 lives were lost. This traveling exhibition will explore, through photography, the full pathos of the brutal conflict that, after 150 years, still looms large in the American public's imagination.

Universe of Desire - Museum of Sex
Through September 02, 2013 - New York

Type. Swipe. Search. Upload. Download. Post. Stream. These are the new verbs of desire. Our most intimate thoughts, fantasies, and urges are now transmitted via electronic devices to rapt audiences all over the world. These transmissions—from sexts to webcam masturbation feeds—are anonymous yet personal, individual yet collective, everywhere and nowhere, and they are contributing to the largest sexual record to date. In short, desire has gone viral. But what does this mean? And what does it reveal about us? This exhibition explores these very questions through a lens of digital experience by examining what we are searching for, how we do it and what we leave behind on these electronic devices. In piecing this together, we begin to expose staggering truths about who we are and how we interact in this ever-changing world of modern sexuality.

Hand Signals: Digits, Fists, and Talons - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through September 08, 2013 - New York

Hands -- a part of the human body through which we communicate, sense, measure, and interact with the material world -- are explored in this selection of 20th-century posters and graphic ephemera drawn from the Museum's collection. Individual identities are mapped on the palm of every hand; a digit is a unit of linear measurement derived from the breadth of a finger; metaphorically speaking, we "grasp" a philosophical truth, "manipulate" emotions, or "handle" a situation. Designers have focused on such expressive possibilities to represent a gamut of emotions and identities, and to signify collective action, collaboration, or conflict. Ranging from an armored gauntlet in a First World War poster by Ludwig Hohlwein to glistening talons advertising Japanese nail polish in the 1980s, the disembodied hands in this exhibition salute, menace, manipulate, and caress. Other posters of the interwar period infuse images of progress with a sense of human agency by incorporating hands that wield tools in the service of constructing a new society.

Inner and Outer Space: Three Sculptures by Alan Binstock - Fort Tryon Park
Through September 13, 2013 -

The exhibition includes three sculptures -- Wayfinder, located across from the New Leaf Cafe, and Third Portal and Trance Ender, found along the Stan Michels Promenade. Made of resin, shattered tempered glass and steel, all three pieces appear to be tools offering direction or pathways to discovery and (inner) navigation.

'Workt by Hand': Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts - Brooklyn Museum
Through September 15, 2013 - Brooklyn

"Workt by Hand": Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts showcases approximately thirty-five American and European quilt masterpieces from the Brooklyn Museum's renowned decorative arts collection. The exhibition examines the impact of feminist scholarship on the ways historical quilts have been and are currently viewed, contextualized, and interpreted. Spanning two centuries of quilt making, the exhibition features superlative examples of the most iconic quilt designs and techniques, including the "Barn Raising" or "Log Cabin" style, the "Garden Basket" style, "Double Wedding Band" designs, the "Rose of Sharon" pattern, and the Amish "Sunshine and Shadow" style, as well as a variety of album quilts. The exhibition considers how issues common to the craft and handmade nature of quilting practices, such as anonymity, authorship, and collectivity, have affected the interpretation and reception of quilts. It also examines the historical designation of quilts as crafts rather than art objects and the shift in the late twentieth century, under the influence of modernism, toward a formalist appreciation of quilts as works of abstract art. This shift, and its implications for the way quilts have been seen and understood, will be explored by the quilts being presented both vertically--as they are now frequently shown in museums and galleries--and horizontally, as though on the beds for which they were originally designed.

Against the Grain - Wood in Contemporary Craft and Design - Museum of Arts & Design
Through September 15, 2013 - New York

Featuring more than 75 installations, sculptures, furniture, and objects, Against the Grain: Wood in Contemporary Craft and Design explores some ofthe most cutting-edge conceptual and technical trends in woodworking today. The exhibition emphasizes the way artists, designers, and craftspeople have incorporated postmodernist approaches and strategies into woodworking -- deconstructing vessel shapes, playing on the relationship between function and form, and utilizing woodturning and furniture techniques in the creation of sculpture and demonstrating exciting possibilities through the use of technology.

Making Room: New Models for Housing New Yorkers - Museum of the City of New York
Through September 15, 2013 - New York

A showcase for innovative design solutions to better accommodate New York City's changing, and sometimes surprising, demographics, including a rising number of single people, and will feature a full-sized, flexibly furnished micro-studio apartment of just 325 square feet -- a size prohibited in most areas of the city.

Fiercely Modern - Rubin Museum of Art
Through September 16, 2013 - New York

Naga describes a group of culturally and linguistically linked, but distinct tribes living on the border between India and Burma. Because the Naga had the reputation for being fearsome headhunters, they were somewhat isolated and evolved a distinctive material culture. They produce decorative ornaments, expressive wood carvings, and vividly colored textiles. The exhibition, from the Museum of Ethnology in Vienna, will include examples from one of the largest and most important collections in the world.

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.

Front Row: Chinese American Designers - Museum of Chinese in America
Through September 29, 2013 - New York

Front Row traces and celebrates the rise of Chinese American designers who decided to make their marks in New York. In the 1980s, designers such as Anna Sui, Yeohlee Teng, Vera Wang and Vivienne Tam emerged in the New York fashion scene just as the city was transforming its identity from a garment center into one of the fashion capitals of the world. Curiously, the growth of New York's Chinatown, the preponderance of Chinese manufacturers (tailors and seamstresses) in the city's garment district, and the increased outsourcing of garment manufacturing to China, occurred alongside the rapid growth of fashion's creative industries and a broader shift towards creative driven production in New York.

Shanghai Glamour: New Women 1910s-40s - Museum of Chinese in America
Through September 29, 2013 - New York

Shanghai Glamour explores how Shanghai women and their fashionable dress epitomized the seduction and mystery of this legendary city as it was modernizing in the early 20th century. Shanghai was established as a treaty port in the nineteenth century and became a major modern metropolis by the 1920s, internationally known as "the Paris of the East."

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.

Brooklyn Navy Yard Overview Tour: The Past, The Present, and The Future - Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at Building 92
Through October 01, 2013 - Vinegar Hill

It's hard not to notice the hulking structures of the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Here's an opportunity to tour the Yard and learn about intriguing sites of the 150-year shipbuilding facility, including a Civil-War era dry dock, the 24-acre former Navy hospital campus, and more.

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.

What Is It? Technologies and Discoveries of the Victorian Era - Lockwood-Mathews Mansion
Through October 06, 2013 - Norwalk

Victorian era gadgets, technologies and breakthroughs will be on display to introduce visitors to mid-to-late 19th century inventions and discoveries in many diverse areas including communication, transportation, manufacturing, medicine, food and recreation. Audiences might be surprised at how some of the historic breakthroughs are still relevant today. April 17 2013-October 6, 2013.

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Eggs-hibition: Unscrambling Their History - Bruce Museum
Through October 20, 2013 - Greenwich

This new exhibition will delight visitors with an array of eggs. From food to children's fairy tales, Fabergé eggs to pharmacology, Eggs-hibition explores the evolution of the egg, its prominent inclusion in creation myths worldwide, the complex simplicity of its design, and the inspiration it imparts to artists who have painted, bejeweled, photographed, and written about them. March 23-October 20, 2013.

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. Registration is requested.

Nature on the Go - Prospect Park Audubon Center
Through October 31, 2013 - Flatbush

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

Carousel Rides - Prospect Park Carousel
Through October 31, 2013 - Flatbush

Take a ride on the Park's beautiful 101 year-old carousel.

Tree House Installation - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Through October 31, 2013 - Crown Heights

Tree house architect Roderick Romero has created a whimsical, inhabitable sculpture using wood from trees felled by Hurricane Sandy. This "tree house" will be part open-air classroom, part viewing point, and part artwork. Created specifically for BBG, it will invite visitors of all ages to experience the Garden in a new way.

Kathe Kollwitz: Prints from the 'War' and 'Death' Portfolios - Brooklyn Museum
Through November 10, 2013 - Brooklyn

This selection of thirteen rarely displayed prints by German Expressionist artist Kathe Kollwitz, from the Brooklyn Museum's collection, focuses on works relating to the impact of war. The exhibition features the artist's most famous print cycles, War (Krieg) and Death (Tod), created between World War I, when her son was killed in Flanders, and World War II. The Death cycle of lithographs includes Woman Entrusts Herself to Death and Death Seizes the Children. These images of familial tenderness, highlighting the daily struggles of the poor and working classes, and the degree to which they bear the burden of war, are the primary focus of Kollwitz's canon. Also on display is a 1927 self-portrait of Kollwitz in profile. Born in Konigsberg, East Prussia, Kollwitz began producing etchings in the late nineteenth century, first working in a naturalistic style and later moving toward Expressionism. A lifelong socialist and an outspoken pacifist after World War I, Kollwitz was expelled from the Prussian Academy of Arts when Hitler came to power, and was later barred from exhibiting.

World Brooklyn - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through December 01, 2013 - Crown Heights

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

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.

'Pippin' - Music Box Theatre
Through December 22, 2013 - Midtown

Everything has its season, and this season, Pippin returns to Broadway for the first time since it first thrilled audiences 40 years ago! With a beloved score by Tony Award� nominee Stephen Schwartz (Wicked) that includes the favorites ?Magic to Do,? ?Glory? and ?Corner of the Sky,? Pippin tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence. Will he choose a happy but simple life? Or will he risk everything for a singular flash of glory? Direct from an acclaimed run at Boston?s American Repertory Theater, Pippin is directed by Diane Paulus, director of the 2009 and 2012 Tony Award winners for Best Musical Revival (Hair and The Gershwins? Porgy and Bess). This captivating production features sizzling choreography in the style of Bob Fosse and breathtaking acrobatics by Les 7 Doigts de la Main, the creative force behind the nationwide sensation Traces.

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. 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.

Seasonal Workshop - Jill's Ceramics
Through December 30, 2013 - West Nyack

Jill will help artists of all ages design seasonal or holiday-themed crafts. Her selection includes jewelry boxes, candy dishes, mugs, plates, picture frames, vases, and more. Pieces can be taken home that day or left for glazing. Fee includes instruction. Pre-registration is requested. Toddler workshops are held each Monday and Tuesday. All-ages workshops are held each Friday.

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.

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.

Echoes of Egypt: Conjuring the Land of the Pharoahs - Yale Peabody Museum
Through January 04, 2014 - New Haven

This exhibition will take you on a journey through two thousand years of fascination with ancient Egypt, the land of the pharaohs. Visitors will enter through a reproduction of the Egyptianizing gateway that is the entrance to New Haven's Grove Street Cemetery (designed by Henry Austin in 1839), and then discover how a culture that flourished thousands of years ago has impacted our own world. Echoes of ancient Egypt appear in art, architecture, and literature around the world from ancient Africa to medieval Europe and the Middle East, to modern North America. April 13, 2013-January 4, 2014.

Whales: Giants of the Deep - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 05, 2014 - New York

A new exhibition that transports visitors to the vibrant underwater world of the mightiest animals on Earth. Whales explores the latest research about these marine mammals as well as the central role they have played for thousands of years in human cultures. From the traditions of New Zealand's Maori whale riders and the Kwakwaka'wakw peoples of the Pacific Northwest to the international whaling industry and the rise of laws protecting whales from commercial hunting, the exhibition traces the close connections humans and whales have shared for centuries.

Whales: Giants of the Deep - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 05, 2014 - Upper West Side

Whales: Giants of the Deep will transport visitors to the vibrant underwater world of the mightiest animals on Earth as it encourages museum-goers to explore the latest research about these marine mammals as well as the central role they have played for thousands of years in human cultures. Through a variety of interactive exhibits, kids (and their grownups, who will find themselves just as fascinated!) experience a re-created dive to the depths of the sea with a sperm whale on the hunt for a giant squid, crawl through a life-size replica of the heart of the blue whale ? the largest living animal on the planet ? listen to whale croons, and meet whale riders, scientists, and former whaling families. At the heart of its mission, the exhibition explores the close connections humans and whales have shared for centuries.

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.

Body Worlds: Pulse - Discovery Times Square
Through April 27, 2014 - New York

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

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.

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

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

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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