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THIS WEEKEND'S KIDS & FAMILY ACTIVITIES IN FAIRFIELD

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There's so many activities events for kids and families this weekend in Fairfield County! If you're looking for festivals, museums, or just some time spent outside-you'll find it here! Browse this weekend's kids and family activities, or if you'd like to see what's going on next weekend, check out the NY Metro Parents' calendar!.

Mommybites Summit - New Yorker Hotel, Grand Ballroom
May 01, 2013 - Midtown West

All parents and parents-to-be are invited to shop, mingle, meet experts, and listen to best-selling author Andrew Mellen talk about how to unstuff and unclutter your life. There will also be raffles, cocktails and mocktails, a photoshoot station, and more. Each registered attendee will receive a gift bag featuring parenting books and other products. Register at mommybitessummit2013.eventbrite.com.

YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN - Fairfield Theatre Company
May 04, 2013 - Fairfield

Charlie Brown just wants to win the heart of the Little Red-Haired Girl, while Snoopy and Linus want to daydream. Meanwhile, the rest of the group battles book reports, kites, baseball and comical misunderstandings. This classic Broadway Musical is based on the iconic characters of Charles Schulz. Directed by Morgan Weitz. Book, music and lyrics by Clark Gesner

Try It Out Tuesdays - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through June 13, 1931 - Crown Heights

Preschoolers explore, learn, and discover as they try out science, art, and language in fun and exciting ways.

Bug Music: A Celebration of the Return of the Seventeen-Year Cicadas - Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
Through April 01, 2013 - New Haven

This two-part program begins with a lecture on ?Marvelous Magicicada: The World of Our Most Enigmatic Insect? by University of Connecticut scientist and periodical cicada expert John Cooley. Then at 5:15 pm, David Rothenberg from the New Jersey Institute of Technology will present the ?Bug Music? concert in the Museum?s Great Hall. Rothenberg is known for his innovative use of animal song and sound in his music.

Richard Goode - Carnegie Hall
May 01, 2013 - New York

"It is virtually impossible to walk away from one of Richard Goode's recitals without the sense of having gained some new insight, subtle or otherwise, into the works he played or about pianism itself," wrote Allan Kozinn in The New York Times. By now, superlative descriptions of this eminent American pianist have become commonplace anywhere he plays.

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.

Free Play at the J - JCC Rockland
May 01, 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
May 01, 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
May 01, 2013 - Garnerville

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

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library
May 01, 2013 - Garnerville

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

Hope Bereavement Support Group - Oceanside Jewish Center
May 01, 2013 - Oceanside

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

MONTHLY JAZZ JAM - Flushing Town Hall
May 01, 2013 - Flushing

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

American Music Festival - All Balanchine - New York City Ballet
Through May 01, 2013 - New York

New York City Ballet celebrates its affair with American music, a passion first shared by Founding Choreographers Balanchine and Robbins and continued by Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins. With 18 composers, these three weeks will be a festival of American music like no other.

Mother 2 Mother Breastfeeding Support Group - Rockland County Department of Health WIC Office
May 01, 2013 - Haverstraw

The Rockland County Department of Health invites new mothers and mothers-to-be to attend this monthly support group that offers help and information. The program is led by a certified lactation consultant who can help women with their questions and concerns. Babies and toddlers are welcome. The group is available in Spanish on May 15.

Attack of the Bloodsuckers! - Long Island Children's Museum
May 01, 2013 - Garden City

Explore the science of what's eating you in this skin-crawling exhibition. Examine the what, why, when and how of mosquitoes, fleas, ticks, leeches and other parasites known as sanguinivores (creatures that eat blood). Learn why bloodsuckers are important to the ecosystem and how to keep them out of your system. Attack of the Bloodsuckers! offer visitors the chance to look a real leech in the mouth; pull off your socks and test your bug-appealing foot odor; receive a big hug from a giant, inflating tick; get itchy and knotty with the life-size game of "Twitcher" - a buggy variation on the game Twister. This exhibition runs through May 5, 2013.

Kris Allen, Jillette Johnson - Highline Ballroom
May 01, 2013 - New York

On his new album Thank You Camellia, Kris Allen delivers on everything his fans love him for and more. The album is a showcase for the easy, lived-in richness of Kris' voice as well as his knack for crafting hook-filled pop melodies and writing heartfelt lyrics that explore the ups and downs of love. These talents were very much on display on Kris' 2009 self-titled debut album, which featured the 1.7 million-selling hit single "Live Like We're Dying" and was released a few months after the Arkansas native won the eighth season of American Idol. For Thank You Camellia, Kris has cranked everything up a notch by co-writing every song and being heavily involved throughout each stage of the writing, recording, and production process.

And I Am Not Lying - UNDER St. Marks
May 01, 2013 - New York

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

Books for Babies - Wilton Library
May 01, 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
May 01, 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.

McCarter Theatre Center presents 'Sunjata Kamalenya' - Long Island Children's Museum
May 01, 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.

FREE Newborn Breastfeeding Class - Hudson Valley Hudson Hospital Center - Wagner Conference Room
May 01, 2013 - Cortlandt Manor

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

Toddler Time-Ozone Park - Ozone Park Library
May 01, 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.

Foster Care Info & Orientation - Westchester Department of Social Services
May 01, 2013 - White Plains

Westchester County is in need of more than 40 foster homes to provide the county's most vulnerable children with temporary housing in a safe and stable environment. Attend this orientation to learn about what it means to become a foster parent. RSVP required. For more information or to preregister for orientation, call United Way's 2-1-1. uwwp.org.

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.

Amateur Night - Apollo Theater
May 01, 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! Aspiring musicians, singers, dancers, comedians, rappers and spoken word artists try their best to please the audiences that can make them an Apollo legend. Then get ready to cheer or jeer as you decide who stays and who gets booted off stage. At Amateur Night, you tell the performers to be good or be gone! Amateur Night at the Apollo is hosted by the comedian Capone. Each show begins with a festive pre-party featuring video and music by DJ Jess. And keep a lookout for master impressionist C.P. Lacey, the resident Executioner who sweeps bad talent off the stage. Contestants to be announced are... Evelyn Jackson, Ray Soul, Mr.TSOP

Tot's Night Out - Manhasset Public Library
May 01, 2013 - Manhasset

Youngsters (with caregiver) will enjoy crafts, movement activities, and songs in this interactive and fun class. Ages 18 months - 5 years.

Sign, Read and Play - Douglaston/Little Neck Library
May 01, 2013 - Little Neck

Storytime meets signing time with Jacqueline Ciaramella, a certified American Sign Language instructor who will teach basic signing vocabulary reinforced with stories, songs, rhymes and activities for children up to age 3. Space is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.

Young Leaders Institute of Laurelton - Laurelton Library
May 01, 2013 - Laurelton

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

Reading for Fun - Laurelton Library
May 01, 2013 - Laurelton

Reading is fundamental for success. This program will teach kids how much fun reading can be, with a great selection of books from the library.

Knights of Queens - Queens Village Library
May 01, 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.

Bugs as Pets: A Live Animal Program - Windsor Park Library
May 01, 2013 - Bayside

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

Late Night: The Studio - 54 Below
May 01, 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.

Broadway Romance - Queens Theatre
May 01, 2013 - Flushing

From the creators of Broadway Rox comes this world premiere event that showcases the great love songs from Broadway' greatest hits, performed by a cast of Broadway vets.

Book Babies @ The Field - The Field Library
May 01, 2013 - Peekskill

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

Y Community Open House - Y Early Learning Center at Tappan Hill
May 01, 2013 - Tarrytown

Visit the new Y Early Learning Center at Tappan Hill and the new Y Theatre Studio @ Tappan Hill on May Day. Thrill to May Day dances by and with Y Dance, Aerial Silks escapades, and "Lion King" duets. Participate in a children's art show and auction, enjoy snacks and beverages, and help usher in a grand new chapter of the Family YMCA at Tarrytown's rich 110-year history!

Charmed By Charity - Alex and Ani (+) Energy
May 01, 2013 - Rye

Fifteen percent of this Charmed by Charity event will benefit Forever Families Through Adoption. Enjoy Lite Bites and (+) Energy Punch. Hosted by: Forever Families Through Adoption. RSVP by Friday, April 26th to [email protected] RSVP by Friday, April 26. More information at foreverfamiliesthroughadoption.org.

Alabama - NYCB Theatre at Westbury
May 01, 2013 - Westbury

The country music group Alabama rocks the stage for this live concert.

New Book Storytime - Barnes and Noble -Carle Place
May 01, 2013 - Carle Place

Join in for a fun story time. Kids will read all-new books and do a related activity.

Breakdance and Boot Camp - Family Fitness Unlimited
May 01, 2013 - West Hempstead

Breakdance started in NYC in the 1970's. It combines Hip Hop with street dance. While extremely diverse in the amount of variation available in the dance, b-boying consists of four primary elements: toprock, downrock, power moves, and freezes. B-boying is typically danced to hip-hop and especially breakbeats, although modern trends allow for much wider varieties of music along certain ranges of tempo and beat patterns. Burn, sweat, tighten and melt your body in this 60-minute conditioning class that combines calorie-burning cardio drills with muscle-leaning sculpting exercises into an intense workout. No coordination necessary, but come prepared to work intensely.  

Tai Chi in the Gardens - Old Westbury Gardens
May 01, 2013 - Old Westbury

Tai Chi, a unique form of "moving meditation" calms the mind, relaxes the body and strengthens the spirit. Sessions taught by professional Tai Chi instructor, Linda Cafiero, are designed for all experience levels.

CRITTERS, CRAFTS, AND KIDS - Greenburgh Nature Center
May 01, 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.

Beyond Rock- Open House - Shelter Rock Jewish Center
May 01, 2013 - Roslyn

Open House for Long Islands best Rock Music Camp. Kids and families agree this is the best rock camp out there. Come find out why. Meet parents and students, jam, snack, win prizes, and more. If you come, you'll be entered into a raffle to win 1/2 price tuition.

Stories, Songs, and Crafts - Rose Memorial Library
May 01, 2013 - Stony Point

Toddlers are invited to the library to hear picture book stories, sing songs, and make craft. Registration required.

Teen Gaming - Brooklyn Public Library, Windsor Terrace branch
May 01, 2013 - Windsor Terrace

Teens enjoy video and board games.

After School Drama Program - Brooklyn Public Library, Cypress Hills branch
May 01, 2013 - Cypress Hills

A drama program for kids and tweens. Registration required.

Babies and Books/Storytime - Brooklyn Public Library, New Lots branch
May 01, 2013 - East New York

Babies and preschoolers enjoy stories and book exploration.

Infant Nutrition - Nyack Hospital
May 01, 2013 - Nyack

Topics covered in this class include breastfeeding, bottle feeding, formula, introducing solids, and nutrition during the first year of life. Pre-registration is required; contact [email protected]

Mother's Day Plant Sale - Queens Botanical Garden
May 01, 2013 - Flushing

Now that spring is here give Mom (or yourself) the gift of flowers for the windowsill or the garden. A great way to brighten a spring day.

Storytime: Duck & Goose by Tad Hills - Barnes & Noble
May 01, 2013 - West Nyack

Duck and Goose have to work on getting along. The both want the egg that each claims to be his. As the two tend to their egg, and make plans for the future, they come to appreciate one another's strengths.

Trove @ The Movies: 'Peter Pan' - White Plains Public Library
May 01, 2013 - White Plains

Presenting Disney's animated classic "Peter Pan." Based on the book by J.M. Barrie, this is the story of Wendy and her brothers who are whisked away to the magical world of Neverland with the hero of their stories, Peter Pan. Rated "G." 77 mins.

Sunnyside Piano Academy - Sunnyside Reformed Church
May 01, 2013 - Sunnyside

In this open studio, kids can play the keyboards, and get a taste of how Sunnyside Piano Academy founder Evan Mazunik, makes music fun. See how they "gamify" group piano lessons for early elementary students. No prior experience necessary--just come enjoy, observe, and play. The Sunnyside Piano Academy was founded by director Evan Mazunik in 2012 with the mission to demolish boredom in music. "I have a knack for inspiring students who are ready to quit music to fall in love with music all over again," said Mazunik. "I passionately believe that every student can discover music that speaks to them and inspires them to stretch and grow." "Whenever I see that a student has 'checked out' and is not engaged with their piano studies, I am inspired to discover the one thing that can reignite their interest, whether it's Chopin, Miles Davis, or video game theme songs. As soon as my students reconnect with the spark of their own creativity, I am instantly elated and reminded why I love to teach."

Disco Time with Yoni and Gilad - Brooklyn Public Library, Windsor Terrace branch
May 01, 2013 - Windsor Terrace

Gilad and her puppet, Yoni, dance and lead sing-alongs for the kids.

Children's Cross Stitch - Wilton Library
May 01, 2013 - Wilton

Children in grades 3-5 are invited to this hands-on program where they can learn how to cross stitch. Members of the Embroiderers' Guild of America teach basic cross stitch on a small sampler which can then be framed, used as a greetings card insert, or as a coaster. The program consists of 2 sessions. The first is the main teaching session after which students will go away to continue working on their own. The second session follows up with a show-and-tell of the finished product, helping with students' stitching problems, or advising on further study. Session 2: Wednesday, May 8, 4:00-5:30pm. Registration is required. Participants may sign-up at the Children's Department reference desk, payment upon registration.

Lyme Disease, Meditation and Recent Scientific Breakthroughs - Wilton Library
May 01, 2013 - Wilton

Join Dr. Brian Fallon and Dr. Charles Alexander for a discussion on Lyme disease and how meditation may be a valuable complement in the treatment of chronic symptoms. Reservations suggested.

Silly Science: Jurassic Jr. - Carmel Academy
May 01, 2013 - Greenwich

Step back in time to the age of dinosaurs. Become a paleontologist and explore real fossils and make your own fossil to keep. Practice your excavation skills on a chocolate chip cookie. Expert instruction by High Touch High Tech. Register at jccgreenwich.org or (203) 552-1818.

100-Point Penfolds Grange Wine Dinner - Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House
May 01, 2013 - New York

Del Frisco's is rolling out the red carpet with a five-course pairing menu, including Penfolds Grangr 2008 Shiraz. Be among the first to experience this much anticipated vintage. Call 212-575-5129 to make reservations.

Eat Breakfast with a Health Coach - Friedberg JCC
May 01, 2013 - Oceanside

The Parenting Resource Network is pleased to present this family wellness program at which MaryAnn Jones, Certified Health Coach, shares tips and recipe ideas to make mornings magical even for the pickiest of eaters. Erika Stroh, Parent Coach, reveals how to create a successful morning routine that encourages a positive start to the day for the whole family. The program is interactive, and questions are encouraged and appreciated. Pre-registration required. Call for information.

'Ol' Mama Squirrel' Read-Aloud with David Ezra Stein - Bank Street Bookstore
May 01, 2013 - Morningside Heights

Caldecott Honor winning illustrator David Ezra Stein will be at Bank Street Bookstore for a reading of his fantastic read-aloud "Ol' Mama Squirrel," a feisty tale which will have kids and fierce mamas everywhere applauding. Reservations recommended.

Little Red Riding Hood - Al Oerter Recreation Center
May 01, 2013 - Flushing

Based on the Celebrated "Little Red Riding Hood" fairy tale CityParks PuppetMobile Brings Free Traveling Entertainment to NYC Parks. This show is a fresh retelling of the classic fairy tale, updated with a modern sensibility that will appeal to kids. The production features a dozen, hand-made marionettes crafted by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater. Like many of today's children, Little Red is a smart, young city slicker who is too focused on her smartphone to notice her surroundings. Wulfric is a misunderstood wolf with a sweet tooth. When Little Red travels from New York City to the country to deliver some cupcakes to her Grandma, she encounters a colorful cast of characters as Wulfric the Wolf tries to head her off at the pass. Little Red's Hood is directed by Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre's Artistic Director Bruce Cannon and written by Liam Hurley. April 10, 2013 -- NEW YORK, NY -- City Parks Foundation is proud to announce the beginning of its newest PuppetMobile production, Little Red's Hood debuting April 22, 2013 at the Brownsville Recreation Center in Brooklyn, NY. Little Red's Hood is a fresh retelling of the classic "Little Red Riding Hood" tale updated with a modern sensibility that will appeal to kids. The production features a dozen, hand-made marionettes crafted by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater. Like many of today's children, Little Red is a smart, young city slicker who is to focused on her smartphone to notice her surroundings. Wulfric is a misunderstood wolf with a sweet tooth. When Little Red travels from New York City to the country to deliver some cupcakes to her Grandma, she encounters a colorful cast of characters as Wulfric the Wolf tries to head her off at the pass. Little Red's Hood is a fresh retelling of the classic "Little Red Riding Hood" tale updated with a modern sensibility that will appeal to kids. The production features a dozen, hand-made marionettes crafted by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre. Like many of today's children, Little Red is a smart, young city slicker who is too focused on her smartphone to notice her surroundings. Wulfric is a misunderstood wolf with a sweet tooth. When Little Red travels from New York City to the country to deliver some cupcakes to her Grandma, she encounters a colorful cast of characters as Wulfric the Wolf tries to head her off at the pass. Little Red's Hood is directed by Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre's Artistic Director Bruce Cannon and written by Liam Hurley.

When It's More Than Just Sadness: Advances in Depression and Bipolar Disorder Treatment - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Westchester Division
May 01, 2013 - White Plains

Presented by Stephen Ferrando, MD. In the Hospital Auditorium, located on the second floor of the Center Building underneath the clock tower. For more information and directions, call 914-997-5779 or visit nyp.org.

LEARN TO DRAW with ART TEACHER AMY- Children 6-9 - West Islip Community Center,
May 01, 2013 - West Islip

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

Anything But Silent: DOROTHY VERNON OF HADDON HALL - Cinema Arts Centre
May 01, 2013 - Huntington

Watch this classic Mary Pickford film with an organ accompaniment by MOMA's Ben Model. There will also be a discussion with the editor of the new book "Mary Pickford: Queen of the Movies."

Math Encounters: Chance, Choice & Children - National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath)
May 01, 2013 - New York

Why didn't nature make brains better at estimating probabilities? Join Daniel Goroff, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Vice President and former Harvard faculty member, Harvey Mudd dean, and White House official, as he examines what probability, decision theory, and behavioral economics can teach us about mathematics education and everyday life. Daniel will be introduced by Eric Wepsic, managing director for D.E. Shaw Group.

Drop-In Chess - Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
May 01, 2013 - Battery Park City

Drop in to play the popular strategy game and get pointers and advice from an expert under the trees in Nelson A. Rockefeller Park, adjacent to the Park House. An experienced and enthusiastic chess instructor leads lessons in the popular strategy game for children and young people ages 5-18 in small groups. Beginners and all ability levels are welcome. Chess instructor Michah Saperstein has been teaching chess to children for 6 years, and has developed a coaching style which emphasizes creativity and imagination in children.

Wednesdays in Teardrop Park - Teardrop Park
May 01, 2013 - Battery Park City

Join other school-age children for active lawn games and art projects. Parks Programming Leaders plan games based on their understanding of child development stages, and teach games that encourage a sense of community through cooperative play. Participating children are welcome to suggest games, and Parks Programming Leaders are always prepared to help get the games started with perennial favorites such as Tug of War, Red Light Green Light, Mr. Fox, Asteroids, Wiffle Ball and Four Square. Each week enjoy a different art project. Projects range from group murals and building cities from recycled boxes, to individual clay and wood constructions, masks, capes and mobiles inspired by nature in the park. For children 5 and older. Make new friends! All supplies are provided.

Challenges of African Americans in WWII - Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
May 01, 2013 - New York

Award-winning news anchor David Ushery will lead a discussion between Tuskegee Airman Roscoe Brown, USS Mason crewmember Lorenzo DuFau and Pearl Harbor survivor Clark Simmons about their experiences as African Americans serving in our nation's segregated armed forces during WWII. The battles of World War II were fought on two separate fronts in the European and Pacific Theatres. For the 125,000 African American soldiers who fought overseas, there was a 3rd front with which they had to contend - the prejudice back home. Despite large odds and against common reasoning of the times, black servicemen were able to distinguish themselves in the air, at sea and on land. The Intrepid Museum is proud to honor a few of these men as they share their personal stories in an evening dedicated to African Americans in WWII. The event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 5:30 PM; discussion begins at 6:00 PM. Advance reservations are required. Please RSVP at [email protected]

Sandra Lee's World's Largest Bake Sale - Grand Central Terminal
May 01, 2013 - New York

Bestselling author and Food Network personality Sandra Lee is bringing Sandra Lee’s World’s Largest Bake Sale, sponsored by Kmart, to New York to benefit Share Our Strength’s Bake Sale for No Kid Hungry. Lee’s Bake Sale will be held on Wednesday, May 1 from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. in Vanderbilt Hall of Grand Central Terminal in New York City, with all proceeds being donated to benefit Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign and the Food Bank for New York City. Lee will be joined by Sears celebrity designer and TV personality, Ty Pennington, who is building a one of a kind “Bake Sale Stand” that will be auctioned off post-event along with other autographed items from celebrity co-chairs. Event sponsors include Hasbro, PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, Duncan Hines, Domino Sugar and C&H Sugar.

Panel to Share Challenges of African Americans in WWII - Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
May 01, 2013 - New York Harbor

THIS PANEL IS CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Award-winning news anchor David Ushery will lead a discussion between Tuskegee Airman Roscoe Brown, USS Mason crewmember Lorenzo DuFau, and Pearl Harbor survivor Clark Simmons about their experiences as African Americans serving in our nation's segregated armed forces during WWII. The battles of World War II were fought on two separate fronts in the European and Pacific Theatres. For the 125,000 African American soldiers who fought overseas, there was a 3rd front with which they had to contend - the prejudice back home. Despite large odds and against common reasoning of the times, black servicemen were able to distinguish themselves in the air, at sea and on land. The Intrepid Museum is proud to honor a few of these men as they share their personal stories in an evening dedicated to African Americans in WWII. Doors open at 5:30pm; discussion begins at 6pm. Free and open to the public but advance reservations are required. RSVP at [email protected]

Infant Massage - Prenatal Yoga Center
May 01, 2013 - Upper West Side

Singing and bonding with your baby is fun when music and massage complement each other to stimulate your baby's brain and relax his muscles and organs. Best for babies newborns to 6 month old babies.

Boppin’ with Bonnie at CSI - Congregation Sons of Israel
May 01, 2013 - Upper Nyack

Children up to age 4 can join trained music teacher and ventriloquist Bonnie Halfond for a morning of music, movement, and puppets.

Boney James - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
May 01, 2013 - New York

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, he took up the clarinet at the age of eight and switched to saxophone when he was ten. Raised in New Rochelle, New York, he was influenced by Stevie Wonder, Earth, Wind & Fire and saxophonist Grover Washington Jr. When James was 14, his family moved to Los Angeles. He received a degree in History from UCLA and began playing music full-time after graduation. After 7 years of touring as a sideman with such artists as Morris Day, The Isley Brothers, Randy Crawford and Bobby Caldwell, he released his debut record as a leader, 1992's "Trust". Boney resides in Los Angeles with his wife, award winning actress-filmmaker Lily Mariye (best known as Nurse Lily Jarvik on ER for 15 seasons). Three-time GRAMMY nominee Boney James has returned with a dynamic, genre-busting album "The Beat". One of the most successful instrumental artists of our time with sales totaling over 3 million records, James' new project fuses his R&B/Jazz roots with Latin rhythm and percussion.

The Bacon Brothers - The Town Hall
May 02, 2013 -

Kevin and Michael Bacon have been writing songs and playing music together since about the same time they may have been fighting over Lincoln Logs or little green Army guys. Now they have 6 CDs as The Bacon Brothers.

First Annual 'Just Jewels' Jewelry Boutique Showcase - The Plaza Hotel
May 02, 2013 - New York

The Moise Safra Community Center Cordially Invites You to Our First Annual Just Jewels Jewelry Boutique Showcase. A Golden Opportunity to Shop Amongst 50 Bejeweled Booths. Admission: $20 Per Person (Includes a $25 Auction Coupon). For More Information or Tickets Please Contact [email protected] Or Call 212.652.7575

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.

PreSchool Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
May 02, 2013 - Garnerville

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

Bouncing Babies - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
May 02, 2013 - Garnerville

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

Stories in Spanish & English - Haverstraw King?s Daughters Public Library
May 02, 2013 - Garnerville

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

Broadway Romance - Queens Theatre
May 02, 2013 - Flushing

Celebrate Mom and little romance. From the creators of Broadway Rox comes this world premiere event that showcases the great love songs from Broadway' greatest hits, performed by a cast of Broadway vets.

Gotterdammerung - Metropolitan Opera
May 02, 2013 -

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. The Ring's cataclysmic finale stars Deborah Voigt and Katarina Dalayman as Brunnhilde, opposite Jay Hunter Morris and Lars Cleveman as Siegfried. Hans-Peter Konig is Hagen and Fabio Luisi conducts.

Super WHY! Live - Beacon Theatre
May 02, 2013 - New York

This awesome new show will feature new dance-inducing songs from Jack Antonoff of fun., magical special effects, and a story that will make us all smile.

American Music Festival - All Rodgers - New York City Ballet
May 02, 2013 - New York

New York City Ballet celebrates its affair with American music, a passion first shared by Founding Choreographers Balanchine and Robbins and continued by Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins. With 18 composers, these three weeks will be a festival of American music like no other.

The Bacon Brothers - The Town Hall
May 02, 2013 - New York

Kevin and Michael Bacon have been writing songs and playing music together since about the same time they may have been fighting over Lincoln Logs or little green Army guys. Now they have 6 CDs as The Bacon Brothers.

Kenny Barron, piano & Dave Holland, bass - 92nd Street Y
May 02, 2013 - New York

In June 2011 at the Montreal Jazz Festival, NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron and renowned bassist Dave Holland played onstage as a duo for the first time. Now hear these long-time friends together at 92Y.

Thursday Morning Storytime: The Toe Show - Barnes & Noble City Center
May 02, 2013 - White Plains

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

Attack of the Bloodsuckers! - Long Island Children's Museum
May 02, 2013 - Garden City

Explore the science of what's eating you in this skin-crawling exhibition. Examine the what, why, when and how of mosquitoes, fleas, ticks, leeches and other parasites known as sanguinivores (creatures that eat blood). Learn why bloodsuckers are important to the ecosystem and how to keep them out of your system. Attack of the Bloodsuckers! offer visitors the chance to look a real leech in the mouth; pull off your socks and test your bug-appealing foot odor; receive a big hug from a giant, inflating tick; get itchy and knotty with the life-size game of "Twitcher" - a buggy variation on the game Twister. This exhibition runs through May 5, 2013.

Grow More Vegetables Certificate Series - Queens Botanical Garden
May 02, 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.

Grand Gourmet - The Flavor of Midtown - Grand Central Terminal
May 02, 2013 - New York

Enjoy flavors from more than 30 of the neighborhood's best restaurants, lounges and food purveyors.

Ridge Girls Write - Brooklyn Public Library, Bay Ridge branch
May 02, 2013 - Bay Ridge

Girls can write freely from their perspective in this special writing workshop.

McCarter Theatre Center presents 'Sunjata Kamalenya' - Long Island Children's Museum
May 02, 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.

Juilliard Opera presents Janacek's 'The Cunning Little Vixen' - Peter Jay Sharp Theater
Through May 02, 2013 - New York

Anne Manson, conductor; Emma Griffin, director; Juilliard Orchestra; Chorus of Juilliard singers. Sung in English, with Translation from the original Czech by Yveta Synek Graff and Robert T. Jones. Featuring Julia Bullock as the Vixen, Aubrey Allicock as the Forester, Karen Vuong as the Fox, Lacey Jo Benter as the Forester's Wife, Elizabeth Sutphen as the Owl, Martin Bakari as the Schoolmaster, Hyunho Yoo as the Mosquito, Önay Köse as the Priest/Badger, Elliott Hines as the Innkeeper, Rachael Wilson as the Innkeeper's Wife/Chorus Hen, Raquel González as the Rooster, Lilla Heinrich Szász as the Jay, Mary Feminear as the Lead Hen, Lara Secord-Haid as the Woodpecker/Chorus Hen, John Brancy as Harašta, Laura Mixter as the Dog, Laura LeVoir as the Grasshopper, Kara Sainz as the Cricket, Angela Vallone as the Young Vixen, Qingyu Chen as the Young Frog/Joey (Pepik), and William McGregor as Frank (Frantik). Inspired by a comic strip and premiered in 1924, Leos Janácek and librettist Rudolf Tesnohlidek's The Cunning Little Vixen is an endearing and enlightened glance at the circle of life amongst a cast of woodland characters set in the fairy tale-esque Moravian forest. Tickets $30 available 3/25 at the Juilliard Box Office, by calling CenterCharge (212) 721-6500, or online. Half-price tickets for students and seniors at the Juilliard Box Office only April 28 at 2:00 PM April 30 & May 2 at 8:00 PM

Lady Rizo: Unescorted - Joe's Pub
May 02, 2013 - New York

The incomparable "cabaret star" (NY Magazine) Lady Rizo is back for an unchaperoned evening of song and decadence. You may have seen her here at Joe's Pub with her "glam bottom baring dance troupe the Assettes" (Village Voice), celebrating the billboard top ten in the monthly series Our Hit Parade, or midtown at the gothic Night Hotel co-hosting the weekly transnational lounge Foreign Affairs. But here is your chance to have her all to yourself. Her seamless mix of baudy humor and elegance has been likened to Mae West but its her vocal chops that have garnered recent attention: collaborating with both Yo-Yo Ma & Moby on albums this year, singing selections of the American Songbook in front of the internationally acclaimed 36-piece orchestra The Knights, and at MOMA for a sold out cabaret for the Kirchner Exhibit.

Toddler Learning Center - Central Library
May 02, 2013 - Jamaica

Children ages 18-36 months and their parent or adult caregivers interact while playing with toys and listening to a presenter speak on parenting topics. Pre-regesteration is required.

Picture Book Storytime - South Ozone Park Library
May 02, 2013 - South Ozone Park

In this program for children ages 2 to 5 years old, kids can enjoy a morning of storytelling, singing and activities. A parent or caregiver must be present.

Tuney Tots: Music and Movement - South Ozone Park Library
May 02, 2013 - South Ozone Park

This active musical program features a variety of rhythm, balance and coordination activities, along with social skills development, for babies and young children ages 6 months to 4 years. Space is limited.

Stuff Your Own Teddy - Arverne Library
May 02, 2013 - Arverne

Children ages 2-5 will have a fun time with music, stories and stuffing their own Teddy.

54 Piano Bar - 54 Below
May 02, 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.

Tales for Tails - The Field Library
May 02, 2013 - Peekskill

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

Kids Yoga - Family Fitness Unlimited
May 02, 2013 - West Hempstead

A beginner's level class allowing children to explore their natural abilities in an active, safe and fun way. This class is excellent for promoting physical development, a positive attitude toward physical activity, building self-esteem, focus and concentration. (For the 2-5 years old group, a parent or adult is required to participate.)

Yoga in the Gardens - Old Westbury Gardens
May 02, 2013 - Old Westbury

Professional Kripalu Yoga instructor, Lorili Henry, will lead students through a dynamic, yet gentle, continuous flow of postures and conscious breathing. Participants must bring a yoga mat, yoga strap and towel.

Chess for Children - Manhasset Public Library
May 02, 2013 - Manhasset

Join the group and learn to play chess or perfect your skills in these instructional sessions. All levels are welcome. Hosted by the Long Island Chess Nuts. Chess sets will be provided.

Live Music: The East End Trio - Manhasset Public Library
May 02, 2013 - Manhasset

Music from the 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's, 2000's performed with style, grace, and originality.

Mother's Day Craft - Floral Park Public Library
May 02, 2013 - Floral Park

Preschool children ages 3-5 with caregiver will make a Mother's Day craft.

'Super WHY! Live: You've Got the Power!' - Beacon Theatre
May 02, 2013 - Upper West Side

Based on the top-rated, Emmy-nominated preschool TV series that airs on PBS KIDS everyday across the US, "Super WHY Live: You've Got the Power!" brings entertainment and education together in an interactive live experience. "Super WHY Live" was written by "Super WHY" creator Angela Santomero. The TV series has a proven ability to help boost preschoolers' early literacy skills, according to research by the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. "Super WHY Live" dimensionalizes this "edu-tainment" experience for Super WHY fans in a new way. To top that off, Jack Antonoff of the Grammy-nominated band "fun." wrote and produced the live show's soundtrack. The live show was developed and is produced by S2BN Entertainment ("Yo Gabba Gabba! Live" and "Spider-Man" on Broadway), in association with Out of the Blue Enterprises. "Super WHY Live" will stop in 27 cities across the US in April and May, taking kids and parents on a live reading adventure traveling inside a book to find the answer to the question, "Who has the Greatest Super Power in the World?" The show is uplifting, entertaining, and educational. It features kids' favorite literacy-powered super heroes: Alpha Pig with "Alphabet Power," Wonder Red with "Word Power," Princess Presto with "Spelling Power," Super Why with the "Power to Read," and their puppy pal Woofster. Fans who want to sing along at the show can get a head start learning the music, as the soundtrack album, "Super WHY Live: You've Got the Power Soundtrack" from Razor & Tie is available now at iTunes, Amazon.com, and retailers nationwide.

Stories, Songs, and Crafts - Rose Memorial Library
May 02, 2013 - Stony Point

Toddlers are invited to the library to hear picture book stories, sing songs, and make craft. Registration required.

Preschool Fun Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Kings Bay branch
May 02, 2013 - Homecrest

Babies, toddlers, and preschoolers enjoy hearing stories, singing songs, and creating arts and crafts projects.

Book Adventures - Brooklyn Public Library, Carroll Gardens branch
May 02, 2013 - Carroll Gardens

Kids enjoy hearing a read aloud and doing a story inspired activity afterward.

Ridge Girls Write - Brooklyn Public Library, Bay Ridge branch
May 02, 2013 - Bay Ridge

Girls can write freely from their perspective in this special writing workshop.

Nature Strollers - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center
May 02, 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.

Mother's Day Plant Sale - Queens Botanical Garden
May 02, 2013 - Flushing

Now that spring is here give Mom (or yourself) the gift of flowers for the windowsill or the garden. A great way to brighten a spring day.

K-2 CLUB - A Story From Mexico - White Plains Public Library
May 02, 2013 - White Plains

After-school storytime for Kindergarten-Grade 2 with a craft and cookie snack. Tickets distributed 30 minutes in advance.

City Girl Beauty Project Launch & Fundraiser - Pepela New York
May 02, 2013 - New York

Please join City Girl Beauty Project & friends for an amazing evening of charitable giving, beauty, empowerment and stilettos. The Cause: Domestic Violence & Human Trafficking. Hosted by: Emmy award-winning reporter Cathleen Trigg-Jones & TV Personality & Activist Jamie Otis (The Bachelor & Hollywood Life). Compliments & Event Activities: Silent & LIVE auction, complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, swag bags, VIP seating area, live music, complimentary mini-manicures and pedicures at The City Girl Beauty Bar, presentation of City Girl Beauty Project organization and more… Joining Us: Empowering woman who respect and admire the accomplishments, the integrity and the ethics of the best of those who serve. Early bird tickets until 4/22: http://citygirlbeautyproject.eventbrite.com Event Website: http://www.givingisglamorous.org Contact: 347-683-6626 / [email protected]

Flying Visitors - The Birds of St. Paul's - St. Paul's Church N.H.S.
May 02, 2013 - Mt. Vernon

A walking tour and presentation by Dr. Robert "Birding Bob" DeCandido.

City Girl Beauty Project Launch & Fundraiser (Domestic Violence & Human Trafficking) - Pepela New York
May 02, 2013 - New York

On Thursday May 2ND, City Girl Beauty Project a non-for profit organization will host its official Launch and Annual Fundraiser Beauty & Charity Benefit. The event fundraiser will fund the launch of its first program "The Heroic Beauty Project," a program to empower survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking. The event will be generously hosted by: Emmy award-winning reporter Cathleen Trigg-Jones & TV Personality & Activist Jamie Otis (The Bachelor & Hollywood Life). Compliments & Event Activities: Silent & LIVE auction, complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, swag bags, VIP seating area, live music, complimentary mini-manicures and pedicures at The City Girl Beauty Bar, presentation of City Girl Beauty Project organization and more… For more information about this event and City Girl Beauty Project visit: www.givingisglamorous.org. Tickets http://citygirlbeautyproject.eventbrite.com/#

Girl Scout Cookies Pop-Up - Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
May 02, 2013 - Bellerose

Have a craving for Samoas or Thin Mints? If so, don't miss the chance to get delicious cookies at this pop-up shop while supporting a local Girl Scout troop. The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest girl-led business in the country and generates immeasurable benefits for girls who participate. Through the Girl Scout Cookie Program, girls develop five essential skills that help them become strong leaders, including goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics. Proceeds from the Girl Scout Cookie Program in New York City remain in the five boroughs and fund the Girl Scout Leadership Experience locally. Revenue from the Girl Scout Cookie Program provides approximately 43% of the operating budget for Girl Scouts of Greater New York - so don't miss the chance to get delicious cookies while supporting your local Girl Scout troop! About the Girl Scouts of Greater New York The Girl Scouts of Greater New York (GSGNY) is New York City's largest girls-only leadership development program, reaching 26,500 girls ages 5 to 17 in every zip code of the five boroughs, two-thirds of which come from low-income homes. GSGNY serves girls in public and private schools, public housing, transitional housing, and community-based organizations with the help of over 9,000 volunteers. ,

Let's Discover Nature Hour: A Planting We Will Go - Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
May 02, 2013 - Smithtown

The "Let's Discover Nature" Hour is a special time for both parent and child to discover the wonders of their natural world together. Each program's theme will use nature explorations and hands-on activities as a springboard for learning. Reservations will be accepted two weeks prior to each program and may be made by calling the park office.

Meet the Animals - Screen Free Week Event at Sands Point Preserve - Sands Point Preserve
May 02, 2013 - Sands Point

Screen Free Week is a national initiative to encourage children, families, schools, and communities to spend seven days turning off entertainment screen media and turning on life. To support this initiative, Sands Point welcomes visitors to its beach, trails, Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom. “Meet the Animals” begins with a scavenger hunt, and continues with a pizza dinner and a live animal presentation. Admission is $20 per car or $10 with Annual Pass.

CB2 celebrates the Launch of the Novogratz Brasil Collection - CB2 Soho Store
May 02, 2013 - SoHo

On Thursday, May 2 designers and husband and wife team Bob and Cortney Novogratz will launch their Brasil collection with CB2 during a cocktail reception at the CB2 Soho store. Guests will be able to meet Bob and Cortney Novogratz, preview the new collection, and witness the unveiling of CB2's interactive tree house which was built as part of the launch. RSVP now at cb2.com/rsvp.

Get Into It! FREE - Stepping Stones Museum
May 02, 2013 - Norwalk

Enjoy free admission, activities, giveaways and dental screenings from All About Kids Pediatric Dentistry. An Open Arms program.

The Modern Father/Daughter Relationship: A Pathways to Parenting Program - Fairfield Public Library
May 02, 2013 - Fairfield

Dr. Peggy Drexler, research psychologist, author and college professor is the presenter. Registration required.

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta! - Pump It Up Norwalk
May 02, 2013 - Norwalk

Play the Sombrero-Toss Game, do "Pin the Flower on the Bull", experience an exciting balloon drop and create colorful, mini Mexican piñatas. Sign up for an authentic catered Mexican dinner of quesadillas, rice and refried beans.

Family Yoga - Sands Point Preserve
May 02, 2013 - Sands Point

Bring your family for yoga classes at the Sands Point Preserve. It's a perfect way to strengthen family bonds and to relax from a stressful environment.

LEARN TO DRAW with ART TEACHER AMY- Children 9-12 - First United Methodist Church
May 02, 2013 - Amityville

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

The Gong Show Live Off Broadway - The Cutting Room
May 02, 2013 - New York

The authorized stage production of the iconic TV show. The Gong Show Live returns after its SMASH debut, doing monthly performances at The Cutting Room in NYC. The Gong Show was a cultural touchstone, a pioneering TV show and the godfather of every awkwardly great reality TV moment that has happened in history. We present the theatrical recreation of The Gong Show in a modern-day stage production. If you liked it on TV, you will love it right in front of your face. Critically hailed as "Jaw droppingly hilarious" and "Fast, fresh and fun" this uproarious, deranged, completely entertaining show has audiences laughing into the next day. Featuring modern-day performers from America's Got Talent, Conan, Letterman, 30 Rock and So You Think You Can Dance, you will be thoroughly entertained, fascinated, horrified and delighted. Starring comedians Ray Ellin, Chuck Nice, Dan Naturman, Ken Dashow, the Gong Show 10 Live Band, Gene Gene the Dancing Machine, and the Unknown Convict. Appropriate for the whole family. This is a professionally cast and produced off-broadway production.

Mock Your World - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
May 02, 2013 - New York City

Little Benita Productions and HyLo Entertainment Invite You to the "Wickedly Funny" MOCK YOUR WORLD with music and lyrics by Andrew Byrne. Starring Stanley Bahorek, Lindsay Nicole Chambers, David Perlman, Lisa Rothauser, (and possibly Brian Golub & Christine Marie Heath!). Music Direction by Rich Silverstein. Directed By Andrew Neisler and Lee Kasper. "A Spectacularly Naughty Musical Parody Event!" "A side-splitting, taboo-shattering, musical event that is irresistibly funny and entertaining"-NY Daily News *no drink minimum. **food and drink are available for sale

Art + Games - Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
May 02, 2013 - Battery Park City

Spend an afternoon in the park playing lawn games, using everything from parachutes to dozens of asteroid-balls, and making different art and craft projects every week from May through October. The fun is facilitated by Battery Park City Park's programming leaders. Everybody plays. All materials and supplies provided.

Audio Portraits - Children's Museum of the Arts
May 02, 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.

Cross-Stitch Circle - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
May 02, 2013 - Upper West Side

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

Pop-Up Series - New York Chinese Cultural Center
May 02, 2013 - Chinatown

This newly curated dance project was created in honor of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month. Showcasing emerging Asian choreographers and dancers in an innovative space, this performance presents artists of the highest caliber.

Positive Parenting Workshops - Life Center Counseling & Health Services
May 02, 2013 - Huntington

As parents, we want to influence our children in positive ways, pass on values and guide them in ways that will contribute to their happiness and success in life. Everyone knows that actions speak louder than words. Studies show that only 5% of learning comes from instruction, whereas, 95% of what we remember comes from family and social interactions.Children need positive role models and parents who will love them unconditionally. Kids of all ages deserve to be heard, understood, accepted and respected. Parents need and deserve encouragement, tools, guidance and support in today’s busy world. Parenting skills can be learned. Make the commitment to yourself and your whole family to grow and develop together

Yoga for Children - Congregation Sons of Israel
May 02, 2013 - Upper Nyack

Children ages 2-6 are welcome to learn yoga through a playful and integrative approach. Registration is requested.

The Gong Show Live - The Cutting Room
May 02, 2013 - New York

Executive Produced by LESLIE GOLD (The Award-Winning Radiochick) and produced by Emmy-Nominated Peppy Castro and Broadway's Kenn Lubin, THE GONG SHOW LIVE is an even better idea than The Gong Show on TV. It's LIVE. In a theatre. Where most of the 1970s American population wanted to be. Right there and up close with the lunacy.

College Kids Presents: Open Till Midnight and Minor Soul LIVE - Drom
May 02, 2013 - New York

Open Till Midnight is an American pop-rock band formed in our very own New York City. Their self titled album was mixed by Mark Needham (The Killers, O.A.R, Neon Trees, Bloc Party etc.) and produced by Grammy Award winner Marc Swersky. Minor Soul is an acoustic-pop band created by two young brothers, Jack and Max Wagner, aged 20 and 18.They recently worked with ASCAP-winning songwriter Toby Gad in Los Angeles, co-writing and recording two songs.

Thursday Nights At The Museum - Brooklyn Museum
May 02, 2013 - Brooklyn

Norma Marshall Memorial Lecture: Senga Nengudi, a leading performance artist since the 1970s, speaks in the first of a series of annual lectures on topics related to women in the arts, named for a former President of the Museum's Community Committee. Gallery talks on some of Marshall's and Nengudi's favorite works in the Museum's collection precede the lecture from 6 to 6:45, and a reception will follow at 8:30.

First Annual 'Just Jewels' Jewelry Boutique Showcase at The Plaza Hotel - The Plaza Hotel
May 02, 2013 - Upper East Side

Join The Moise Safra Community Center at the first annual 'Just Jewels' Jewelry Boutique Showcase and shop amongst 50 bejeweled booths.

Chris Mann - Highline Ballroom
May 02, 2013 - New York

Chris Mann certainly shined as a finalist on The Voice, but his star has risen even higher since the hit show's second season. In 2012, Mann signed with Faircraft/Republic, a new label formed by renowned producer/music executive Ron Fair (Christina Aguilera, Mary J. Blige). His debut full-length, Roads, introduced a whole new generation to the classical-pop genre and shot straight to No. 1 on Billboard's Heatseekers Chart and Top 5 on Billboard's Classical Chart. Upon its release, he gave numerous high- profile television performances, including playing for President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama as part of TNT's "Christmas In Washington" special, appeared on "The Today Show," the "Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and "NBC's "Christmas in Rockefeller Center Special." Mann also released a holiday EP, Home For Christmas, which was sold exclusively at Walmart and hit No. 1 on the chain's Best-Selling Albums List.

IDEAS CITY conference - The Cooper Union - The Great Hall
Through May 02, 2013 - New York

The Cooper Union hosts the IDEAS CITY Conference on May 1st and 2nd in The Great Hall. The year’s conference focuses on four areas--Ad Hoc Strategies, Waste, Play, and Youth--where Untapped Capital can be found and put to productive use. Joi Ito, Director of MIT Media Lab gives the keynote address on Wednesday evening. The conference concludes on Thursday evening with The City and Untapped Capital: Mayoral Panel. The Ideas Festival runs from May 1st-4th. Partners for the conference include Members of the Executive Committee for IDEAS CITY are the New Museum (founder); The Architectural League of New York; Bowery Poetry Club; Cooper Union; The Drawing Center; New York University Wagner School; and Storefront for Art and Architecture. Wednesday May 1, 7:30 PM - IDEAS CITY CONFERENCE KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY JOI ITO - Joi Ito is a leading technologist, creative entrepreneur, and thinker on innovation and global technology policy. Ito is the Director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab—the innovation center that brought us the technologies behind Amazon’s Kindle and Activision’s Guitar Hero games. He was a part of the foundation of Japan’s first Internet Service Provider and today maintains his role as a leader both in investment and online creativity as the founder of Neoteny Labs. He will examine the Untapped Capital of the internet as it continues to transform society in substantial and positive ways. Thursday May 2 - IDEAS CITY CONFERENCE: YOUTH, PLAY, WASTE, AND AD HOC STRATEGIES - 9:15–10:45 AM, Ad Hoc Strategies - This panel will investigate how the maximum expression of design today is in the processes, open systems, and tools that shape society by enabling self-organization, platforms of collaboration, and decentralized networks of production. 11:15 AM–12:45 PM, Waste - A group of individuals whose experiences combine analysis, public policy, activism, art, and architecture will discuss these and other issues as they consider the future of waste. 2:30–4 PM, Play - The city itself has long been conceptualized as a "playground," and play is an inescapable part of our current cities, which are a hybrid of physical and electronic spaces. How can play and gaming assist us in reimagining and cocreating urban environments, foster deeper engagement, propel education, and provide solutions to urban problems? 5–6:30 PM, Youth - Youth is a vast global neighborhood replete with its own government, social networks, and modes of learning. Mentors and innovators discuss Youth as Untapped Capital focusing on the incredible capacity of today’s youth as innovators for change. 7:30 PM, The City and Untapped Capital: Mayoral Panel - For some cities, Untapped Capital might be neighborhoods; for others, the arts. Governmental efficiency and green power offer reserves of Untapped Capital, while “downtown” revitalization and transit expansion may have proven less stable resources. How does a city’s history become Untapped Capital and how deeply is a city’s identity tied to its resilience? The mayors will cite specific examples of their utilization of Untapped Capital from their tenures while also considering the context of their cities within a larger national and international framework.

DJ ?uestlove Presents Bowl Train - Brooklyn Bowl
May 02, 2013 - Brooklyn

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

CEG Presents Peter Wise, Noble Hunter, Ch!nch!lla, Albert and the Solid Gold - Sullivan Hall
May 02, 2013 - New York

Four NYU-based acts, Peter Wise, Noble Hunter, Ch!nch!lla, and Albert and the Solid Goold, play Sullivan Hall this Thursday. With genres spanning jazz, indie folk, electronica, and blues, the showcase features beats for all eardrums. For more information on the musicians, and to purchase tickets, visit SullivanHallNYC.com and click on Calendar/Tix.

Live Jazz Thursday Afterwork - Hotel on Rivington
May 02, 2013 - New York

This Thursday from 6pm to 11pm, join me for a special night of live Jazz, Open Bar, and drink specials at the Rivington Hotel. Bring a date, bring a friend, or just roll by afterwork with co-workers. However you wish to do it just make sure you don't miss this amazing night of smooth jazz and soulful beats. The Show: Oh La La! is the perfect band to enjoy a soothing evening with friends. Embrace a nice of retro jazz, soft acoustic jazz, chanson française, 30's and 40's swing, bossa-nova and a sultry soundtrack of classic Soul and Blues from the 50's and 60's. Comprised of some of the top jazz and world musicians in the New York and New-England area, Oh La La! Sets itself apart from other bands in its stylistic versatility and ability to adapt to specific musical tastes. Get a preview of Oh La La La! at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=Fq76Dk35mrg Drinks: Vodka Open bar from 6pm-7pm Rest of the night, Cocktails $9, All Beers $6 Food: For this special event, Executive Chef James London will be offering a sharable tapas menu featuring locally sourced modern Japanese-American dishes. Unique plates such as Ginger Fried chicken, Dirty South Dumplings, Yellowtail Tacos and other raw delicacies. For more about Chef James London and preview of full menu click here: http://imgur.com/gRHRMBS Pictures from Last Week: LIVE Jazz Night at Rivington Hotel - April 25th, 2013

Evgeny Kissin - Carnegie Hall
May 03, 2013 - New York

Evgeny Kissin is one of the great pianists of our time, and there is always a sense of excitement and anticipation leading up to any one of his recitals -- especially at Carnegie Hall.

Ultimate Fitness for Kids with Special Needs - 14th Street Y
Through May 03, 2013 - East Village

A total body fitness class for kids ages 10-14 who are on the autism spectrum. Kids will learn how to exercise in a safe and fun way. The Ultimate Fitness program encourages a supportive atmosphere through a variety of exercises designed to increase physical fitness and promote teamwork. Activities include obstacle courses, exercise circuits, relay races, and lots of fun, team-related games. This class is part of the 14th Street Y's Kol Program, which hosts several weekend classes for kids with special needs. The program is geared for children on the high-functioning end of the autistic spectrum and children with communication and language delays. For more information or to receive an application, contact Amanda Kayam at [email protected] or 646-395-4339.

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library
May 03, 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
May 03, 2013 - Garnerville

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

Family Friendly Friday Night Service - Congregation Sons of Israel
May 03, 2013 - Upper Nyack

Families with young children are invited to this special service featuring singing, dancing, a puppet show, challah, and grape juice.

Broadway Romance - Queens Theatre
May 03, 2013 - Flushing

Love is in the air. Celebrate mom and a little rommance. From the creators of Broadway Rox comes this world premiere event that showcases the great love songs from Broadway' greatest hits, performed by a cast of Broadway vets.

Linnaeus Tripe: Views of Burma - Hans P. Kraus Jr. Fine Photographs
Through May 03, 2013 - New York

Featuring more than 20 salt prints from waxed paper negatives made in 1855. This will be the first time the photographs have been on view in the United States. Highlights in the exhibition include memorable images of pagodas and temples, landscapes, and monumental sculptures of Buddhas and dragons.

Musical: 'Tarzan' - Irvington Town Hall Theater
May 03, 2013 - Irvington

Broadway Training Center of Westchester's Junior Ensemble presents a soaring spectacular for all ages. Based on Edgar Rice Burrough's "Tarzan of the Apes" and the smash-hit 1999 Disney animated film, "Tarzan" tells the story of an infant boy orphaned on the shores of West Africa. Taken in and raised by a tribe of gorillas, the young boy strives for acceptance by his ape father while grappling with his uniqueness. Westchester premier of this musical adventure perfect for the whole family.

Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite - Beacon Theatre
May 03, 2013 - New York

Melanie - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
May 03, 2013 - New York

Folk singer-songwriter Melanie recorded her first album in 1967 and attracted national attention as well as a loyal fan following two years later when she performed at Woodstock, the legendary rock festival. During the early '70s, Melanie's gentle, acoustic sound on songs like "Lay Down," "Beautiful People," and "Brand New Key" (which topped the charts in 1971) stood in sharp contrast to the hard-driving, heavy-metal rock that dominated the charts. Edwin Miller of Seventeen magazine observed that her "urgent ballads bind you to her with invisible threads of emotion."

Century of Birthing - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
May 03, 2013 - New York

Lav Diaz, dubbed the "ideological father of New Philippine Cinema," intertwines the seemingly unrelated tales of a filmmaker struggling to finish his film and a woman in a rural cult. The result is an epic meditation on the roles of artist, prophet, and acolyte.

Kronos Quartet - Carnegie Hall
May 03, 2013 - New York

The wildly successful group offers the New York premieres of works by Aleksandra Vrebalov and Missy Mazzoli.

First Friday - The Noguchi Museum
May 03, 2013 - Long Island City

Art lovers can enjoy this program which includes "Center of Attention," an extended conversation around a single work of art, at 6pm, followed by a film Modern Tide: Mid-Century Architecture on Long Island, presented in collaboration with the Architecture and Design Film Festival, at 7pm. This film inaugurates the second year of collaborative programming with the Architecture and Design Film Festival. Jake Gorst's film Modern Tide takes viewers through the history of the modernist housing boom that took place on Long Island, NY in the period between the Great Depression of the 1970's, and highlights the importance of architectural preservation. First Fridays also feature pay-what-you-wish admission and a cash bar.

'Evita' - Archbishop Stepinac HS - Major Bowes Auditorium
May 03, 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.

'Sing-a-long Grease' - Emelin Theatre
May 03, 2013 - Mamaroneck

The brand new sing-a-long version of the classic film starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, brought to you by the producers of Sing-a-long Sound of Music. Have you ever been to a film musical and had the uncontrollable urge to burst into song? Ever wanted to know what it's like to be a T-bird or a Pink Lady, but never quite felt cool enough to pull it off? Well, now is your chance to don those pink jackets, grease up those quiffs, and let your inhibitions go for an evening where you are the stars! And remember, GREASE is the word... The evening begins with your host leading a vocal warm-up before showing you how to use your free goody bag. You'll even get a chance to learn how to hand jive. Then just sit back and watch Danny & Sandy and the gang, while singing and dancing along to the lyrics as shown on the screen. It couldn?t be easier... or more fun! Dressing up is strongly encouraged and full audience participation essential. See more at: emelin.org/event/special-events/sing-long-grease#sthash.ah0hzmjL.dpuf.

An Evening of Piedmont Blues with Phil Wiggins - ArtsWestchester
May 03, 2013 - White Plains

Blues harmonica master Phil Wiggins makes a rare appearance in Westchester, accompanied by local rising stars of the east coast "Piedmont" and acoustic blues traditions. Featuring Toby Walker and The Piedmont Bluz duo, Valerie and Ben Turner. This concert is part of Jazz@ArtsWestchester, a lineup of jazz performances within the Live@ArtsWestchester concert series. artsw.org/live. Contact Tom van Buren, 914-428-4220 x329. In association with Frank Matheis. With support from New York State Council on the Arts.

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.

Mothers' Center Circle - Baldwin Public Library
May 03, 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.

Paula Cole (new CD release) - City Winery
May 03, 2013 - New York

Grammy winner and 7 time Grammy nominee Paula Cole has released six solo albums spanning an eighteen year career. In April, she will release her seventh solo album titled Raven. The release comes on the 20th anniversary of her performance debut on Peter Gabriel's "Secret World Live" tour/album (1993-1994) and her solo debut Harbinger (Imago Records).

Harlem in the Himalayas - Roy Assaf Trio - Rubin Museum of Art
May 03, 2013 - New York

An all-acoustic jazz series presented with The National Jazz Museum in Harlem. Beer Sheba-born, Tel Aviv-raised, and New York-based, award-winning pianist Roy Assaf brings his trio and their Middle Eastern/Latin American jazz melding to the Rubin.

Shababa Fridays - 92YTribeca
May 03, 2013 - Tribeca

Get ready for Shabbat with a joyous inter-generational experience filled with music and dance. Enjoy a friendly, welcoming atmosphere and embrace the festive feeling of Shabbat.

Young Leaders Institute of Laurelton - Laurelton Library
May 03, 2013 - Laurelton

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

Cultural Crossroads: Jamaica Meets Spain - Flushing Town Hall
May 03, 2013 - Flushing

Come mix it up! 2 cultures, 1 stage, plus an open dance floor. Tribal Legacy and Flamenco Latino share the stage with dance lessons, 2 sets and a musical jam. Be seduced by the passion of Spanish Flamenco, and Reggae, with its deep African roots. Both styles will keep dancers and music lovers moving to an upbeat pulse.

LGBT First Fridays - Tally Beck Contemporary
May 03, 2013 - New York

Coinciding with the IDEAS CITY Istanbul Sidewalk project, Tally Beck Contemporary hosts its last LGBT First Fridays cocktail event of the spring season. The project will be in full swing for the party, with Turkish-inspired cocktails and snacks.

Wii Play - Haverstraw Public Library; Village Branch
May 03, 2013 - Haverstraw

Students in grades 1-6 are invited to play on the library's Wii to challenge their friends and make new ones.

Mosaic Flower Pot Workshop - Glaze Art Studio
May 03, 2013 - Orangeburg

Glaze hosts this Friday night craft workshop. Kids in grades 1-6 can experiment with different materials to design a unique flower pot just in time for Mother's Day. Registration is required.

Tales for Tots - The Field Library
May 03, 2013 - Peekskill

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

Shabbat in England - Chabad of the Rivertowns
May 03, 2013 - Dobbs Ferry

Uplifing and inpsiring services, followed by a gourmet sit-down dinner. Participants will feel transported to England for the evening.

Dance Theatre of Harlem - Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
May 03, 2013 - Brookville

A distinguished, distinctive and beloved force in American dance returns to Tilles Center for the first time since 2003. Founded by New York City Ballet legend Arthur Mitchell in 1969, the troupe is reborn under the direction of founding member and principal dancer Virginia Johnson. Tilles Center is proud to be among the first presenters of the newly-configured company following their New York City debut in spring 2013.

The Tenors - NYCB Theatre at Westbury
May 03, 2013 - Westbury

Since their inception only five years ago, The Tenors have had over 600 performances, thrilling audiences around the world with their powerful voices and memorable melodies. Their blend of classical music, contemporary pop, and undeniable charm has garnered them international success with music lovers of all ages.

Family Zumba - Family Fitness Unlimited
May 03, 2013 - West Hempstead

ZUMBA combines high energy and motivating music with unique moves and combinations that allow you to dance away your worries without having to be a dancer. The routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body.

Children's Magic Workshop - Town of Hempstead
May 03, 2013 - Uniondale

Children love magic and here's a great opportunity for boys and girls to learn some "tricks" of the trade. Magician Jim McClenahan will teach children some new and exciting magic tricks that will captivate family and friends. Ideal for ages 8-12.

Teen Chinese Cooking Class - Manhasset Public Library
May 03, 2013 - Manhasset

Kids in Grades 7-12 learn to prepare chinese food.

Jammin' Jitterbugs - Manhasset Public Library
May 03, 2013 - Manhasset

Miss Holli and Mr. Tommy lead little ones as they shake, rattle, and roll in a weekly music class. Younger siblings welcome.

Kidpix ID - Floral Park Public Library
May 03, 2013 - Floral Park

Nassau County Child Identification Program-Nassau County Executive Mangano's office will send a photographer and fingerprinter to the Floral Park Library to provide an identification card for your child. Registration is not necessary for this event.

"Spring Fever" Baseball Card Show - Westchester County Center
May 03, 2013 - White Plains

Sports memorabilia, collectibles, and autograph signings. Free pack of cards to every child under 12 years old.

Cirque Du Soleil: Totem - CitiField-Lot C
May 03, 2013 - Flushing

The mission of Cirque du Soleil is to invoke the imagination, provokethe senses and evoke the emotions of people around the world. A fascinating journey into the evolution of mankind. The world's most famous circus traces the human species from its amphibian state to its human desire to fly. Characters evolve on stage. This production traces the fascinating journey of the human species from its original amphibian state to its ultimate desire to fly. The characters evolve on a stage evoking a giant turtle, the symbol of origin for many ancient civilizations. Inspired by many founding myths, this show illustrates, through a visual and acrobatic language, the evolutionary progress of species. The word "totem" contains the idea of the order of species. We carry in our bodies the potential of all species, all the way to our desire to fly --like the thunderbird at the top of the totem pole. Somewhere between science and legend TOTEM explores the ties that bind Man to other species, his dreams and his infinite potential.

SHERMANOLOGY - Pacha NYC
May 03, 2013 - New York

Friday May 3 Pacha NYC & RPM present… SHERMANOLOGY GET TICKETS http://www.clubtickets.com/us/2013-05/03/shermanology-pacha-nyc Doors 10pm Table Reservations 212.209.7500

Word Wars - Brooklyn Public Library, Walt Whitman branch
May 03, 2013 - Fort Greene

Kids play word-related games and activities.

Teen Time - Brooklyn Public Library, McKinley Park branch
May 03, 2013 - Dyker Heights

Teens enjoy games, books, and other activities.

Special Annual Evening Frog Walk - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center
May 03, 2013 - Cornwall

Families with children ages 5 and up are invited to the nature center for a twilight walk in the wetlands to learn how to recognize frogs by their call. Event is weather-dependent. Bring a flashlight.

Mother's Day Plant Sale - Queens Botanical Garden
May 03, 2013 - Flushing

Now that spring is here give Mom (or yourself) the gift of flowers for the windowsill or the garden. A great way to brighten a spring day.

Storytime: Superhero Weekend - Barnes & Noble
May 03, 2013 - West Nyack

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's storytime! Stop by the store's children's department for some action-packed stories about classic, literary superheroes.

Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst - Lyndhurst
May 03, 2013 - Tarrytown

With Mother's Day, wedding season, and graduation just around the corner, Crafts at Lyndhurst, a Festival of Fine Craft, Food, and Fun, offers shoppers the chance to find unique gifts for that graduating senior, the bride-to-be, or to show mom just how special she is. The show includes one-of-a-kind and limited edition jewelry, for mom's luxurious side and to make the bride sparkle; fashion and accessories for her glamorous side; furniture, and home decor pieces, as well as functional and sculptural work in ceramics, glass, metal, painting, photography, wood, and mixed media for the mom who keeps a beautiful home. More than 275 artists will be displaying and selling their contemporary works. Collectors, art enthusiasts and discerning shoppers will enjoy the rare opportunity to meet these visionary artists and purchase their latest work. Despite its name, the fair offers more than just crafts. Visitors can also eat in the expanded food court, purchase specialty foods, hear live folk music, and participate in children's activities like an interactive, hands-on exhibition of instruments by Todd Crowley. All-weekend passes are available for $3 more. Convenient free on- and off-site parking available with free shuttle buses directly to ticket booth.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover - Drop-off - White Plains Public Library
May 03, 2013 - White Plains

Children ages 4-8 bring a stuffed animal friend for a sleepover in The Trove, enjoy a bedtime story and tuck the animals in for the night. After kids go home, the animal friends will have fun exploring the library. Kids will return on Saturday to pick them up, enjoy a light brunch and slide show of all the overnight adventures. Pre-registration required, beginning Apr. 26.

Adventures in Horticulture for Children - Lasdon Park, Arboretum & Veterans Memorial
May 03, 2013 - Somers

A great way to introduce children ages 3-6 to the world of gardening through greenhouse and gardening activities, nature walks, and horticultural projects. Pre-registration required at 914-886-5108.

Aaron Tveit - 54 Below
May 03, 2013 - New York

54 Below welcomes Aaron Tveit for four special performances only! Mixing Broadway with pop, childhood favorites with contemporary sounds, and superstar vocals with charismatic good looks, Tveit's cabaret debut will have them talking for years. Broadway embraced Aaron when he memorably created roles in Next to Normal and Catch Me if You Can, in addition to his performances in Hairspray and Wicked.

Picture Book Time - North Forest Park Library
May 03, 2013 - Forest Hills

Enjoy stories and coloring in this program for children ages 4-5 and their caregivers.

BAMfamily presents 'In the Garden' - Brooklyn Academy of Music, Fisher Theater
May 03, 2013 - Fort Greene

This production surrounds kids in a vast multimedia world based on theater. Presented by Spain's Teatro Paraiso Antzerkia and Belgium's Theatre de la Guimbarde, the narrative tells of a man and woman who encounter a cloth stuck in a forest's trees. This object becomes a blank canvas, a "tabula rasa" of sorts, on which videos, shadowplay, illustrations, and drawings are displayed. Through interaction with the audience, and children in particular, wonderful and spontaneous things happen. The program is designed for preschoolers, and who knows what they'll come up with!

Family Movie Night - Moxie Spot
May 03, 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.

Blooming Babies: Patterns Patterns Everywhere - Brooklyn Children's Museum
May 03, 2013 - Crown Heights

A, B, C, ...1, 2, 3. Babies and toddlers discover patterns in our environment in a fun and playful way.

Glow Bounce - Pump It Up of Great Neck
May 03, 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.

Attack of the Bloodsuckers! - Long Island Children's Museum
May 03, 2013 - Garden City

Explore the science of what's eating you in this skin-crawling exhibition. Examine the what, why, when and how of mosquitoes, fleas, ticks, leeches and other parasites known as sanguinivores (creatures that eat blood). Learn why bloodsuckers are important to the ecosystem and how to keep them out of your system. Attack of the Bloodsuckers! offer visitors the chance to look a real leech in the mouth; pull off your socks and test your bug-appealing foot odor; receive a big hug from a giant, inflating tick; get itchy and knotty with the life-size game of "Twitcher" - a buggy variation on the game Twister. This exhibition runs through May 5, 2013.

Hummingbirds @Home – a lecture & film with Geoff LeBaron - Greenwich Audubon Society
May 03, 2013 - Greenwich

Hummingbirds are the only birds able to hover, fly backwards, and upside down. To fuel their acrobatics, they are constantly in search of nectar-rich flowers. To promote hummingbird-friendly native plant gardening, Geoff LeBaron, Director of the Christmas Bird Count, will introduce Audubon's new Hummingbirds @Home initiative and screen the documentary film, 'Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air'. RSVP requested to [email protected] or x239.

Johnny Marr - Music Hall of Williamsburg
May 03, 2013 - Brooklyn

The supple, ringing guitars of Johnny Marr helped establish the Smiths among the most acclaimed and enduring bands of the 1980s. In the wake of the Smiths' demise, he made cameo appearances on records by the likes of Talking Heads and Kirsty MacColl before joining Matt Johnson's The The for 1989's Mind Bomb. Marr also teamed with New Order's Bernard Sumner and Pet Shop Boys' Neil Tennant in the alternative supergroup Electronic, scoring a hit with the single "Getting Away With It." In 2007 Marr appeared on the Washington band Modest Mouse's album, We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank, and toured with them as a member.

Ladies Night Out : Mothers Day/All About Moms - New York Water Taxi
May 03, 2013 - New York

It's Ladies Night Out aboard the ZEPHYR, and you've just got to be there! Where else can you get in some serious girl talk with dazzling scenery, delicious cocktails and a decadent dessert bar to go ga ga for... all while you dance to the hottest tunes, delight in psychic readings and more! So grab your besties, co-workers, neighbors, sorority sisters, single mom friends and anyone else that wants to be pampered, and party!

Astronomy Nights: Spring Constellations - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
May 03, 2013 - Stamford

Start by enjoying a presentation on spring constellations, followed by a visit, weather permitting, to view the night sky through the observatory's 22-inch research telescope. This program is suitable for ages 5 and over.

Legos in the Library - Fairfield Woods Branch Library
May 03, 2013 - Fairfield

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

The Guitar Guy - Wilton Library
May 03, 2013 - Wilton

Children ages 2-6 are invited to a fun performance by Robert the Guitar Guy. Robert uses music, props, movement, and dance to entertain children and their grown-ups. Registration recommended.

Art After Dark - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
May 03, 2013 - New York

Art After Dark is a series of seasonal events at the Guggenheim Museum for members and their guests, centered around a special exhibition or program at the museum. Once the general public has left for the day, the museum's landmark building will fill with the sounds of guests enjoying the exhibitions and a cash bar against the background of an artist- or curator-selected playlist. In celebration of the exhibitions Gutai: Splendid Playground, No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia—the inaugural Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative exhibition—and The Hugo Boss Prize: Danh Vo, the next Art After Dark event will take place from 9 pm–midnight on Friday, May 3. Enjoy a private view of all exhibitions on view. Playlist selected by The Suzan, a Tokyo-born, Brooklyn-based, pop-rock girl band.

'The Firework Makers Daughter' - The New Victory Theater
May 03, 2013 - Times Square

Based on the enchanting novel by acclaimed author Philip Pullman ("His Dark Materials" trilogy), this captivating new opera tells the story of one girl's quest to become a firework maker. Determined to master Crackle Dragons, Leaping Monkeys and Golden Sneezes, Lila tests her talents and gambles her good fortune as she parlays with pirates, grapples with ghosts and faces off with a ferocious fire-fiend. Featuring an internationally-inspired score by David Bruce and a witty libretto by Glyn Maxwell, "The Firework Makers Daughter" ignites with performances by New York's Metropolis Ensemble chamber orchestra, led by Grammy-nominated conductor Andrew Cyr, and a cast of five artists who enliven handcrafted puppets from Cambridge's Indefinite Articles. Set in a fantastical land where animals talk, goddesses reign and imps dwell, "The Firework Makers Daughter" is pure dynamite.

LEARN TO DRAW with ART TEACHER AMY- Children 6-9 - First United Methodist Church
May 03, 2013 - Amityville

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

Parent's Night Out - Tumbling Tunes
May 03, 2013 - East Northport

Drop the kids off for children to play on the preschool gymnastics equipment, in the book nook, pretend play area, craft area, and baby corner. 4:1 ratio kids to staff.

Sunset Singing Circle - Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Park
May 03, 2013 - Battery Park City

Raise your voice and join singer/guitarist Terre Roche as the sun sets over the Hudson River for enchanted evenings of folk songs, rounds, and chants. Novice and experienced singers of all ages are welcome. Bring a favorite song. SUNSET SINGING CIRCLES are a relaxing way to end the busy week and a wonderful opportunity for people to get together and sing in a casual and welcoming atmosphere. As Terre says, "Sunset Singing Circles are one of my very favorite events!" New Yorkers, sitting in the grass, watching the sun go down over the Hudson River and the Statue of Liberty, singing This Land is Your Land and other favorites -- or just listening. Soulful, fun and surprising -- people tell me what a great time they have unwinding from the work week." Each season – 2013 is the twelfth – BPCPC produces a songbook, now grown to include nearly 100 songs that people know or are easy to learn. The songbook contains audience favorites and requests along with new tunes from Roche's annual review of classic folk and pop songs. Terre Roche has played guitar since the age of eleven, and with her two sisters, Maggie and Suzzy, produced 12 albums as The Roches, before they decided to pursue separate projects. Terre's first solo album, The Sound of a Tree Falling, was described by Sing Out! as "…luminous…enchantingly hypnotic…playing [that] is both complex and foundational, setting up solid but delicate rhythmic structures for each song on which her vocals can soar."

Pop-Up Series - New York Chinese Cultural Center
May 03, 2013 - Chinatown

This newly curated dance project was created in honor of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month. Showcasing emerging Asian choreographers and dancers in an innovative space, this performance presents artists of the highest caliber.

Hula Is Life - 92nd Street Y
May 03, 2013 - New York

Hula honors nature, gods, royalty, significant geographical sites, historical events and meaningful relationships. This program explores the diversity of hula and presents both ancient (kahiko) and contemporary (auana) styles of dance. The groups performing include Pua Ali'i 'Ilima 'O Niuoka, Na Lehua Melemele, Halai Hula O Na Mele 'Aina 'O Hawaii and The Gracious Ladies. Live music will be performed by Claudia Goddard, Chris Davis, Kristabelle Muson, Jason Poole, Tommy Cheng and Andy Wang. Plus, guest artist Kaina Quenga. Please note: Tickets are now required for all Fridays at Noon performances. You can pick up a ticket at the box office downstairs. Pay what you can or come for free -- but you do need a ticket either way.

Opening Reception and Art Workshop for 'Siobhan McBride' Exhibition - Pelham Art Center
May 03, 2013 - Pelham

Celebrate the opening of the 2013 Rutsch Award exhibition with a festive reception and enjoy an art-making workshop in the medium on view: painting!

AXM Fridays - Sapphire Lounge
May 03, 2013 - Ny

AXM Fridays presents art by Tess Senay and music by james Tillman and Dj Alex Ashmun on May 3 at Sapphire Lounge. No cover at the door only a suggested $5.00 donation that goes to all the artist work showcased. 9pm- 4am. 249 Eldridge St New York, NY 10002. AXM Friday events work off of submission from artists in all genres, submit work to [email protected] www.facebook.com/axmfridays or www.axmfridays.tumblr.com for more information.

Crosby, Stills & Nash Songbook - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
May 03, 2013 - New York

More than four decades since CSN first harmonized in Laurel Canyon, and played their first-ever concert as a trio at the legendary Woodstock festival, its members continue a creative partnership that is one of the most influential and enduring in music. David Crosby, Stephen Stills, and Graham Nash have each been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame two times-once with Crosby, Stills & Nash, and a second time with The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, and The Hollies, respectively. They have also been inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame, both as a group, and as individual solo artists. For what will surely be a classic evening, David Crosby, Stephen Stills, and Graham Nash, will join Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra as they perform stunning new orchestrations of CSN classics. In Rose Theater.

Doc Wasabassco's Burlesque (Late Night Show) - City Winery
May 03, 2013 - New York

The biggest monthly burlesque show in New York. Join us as Wasabassco's sexiest, and most innovative performers take to the stage in one of the city's most beautiful and elegant spaces. It's a night of tease, spectacle, and couple friendly risque fun. Starring: Jenny C'est Quoi, Evelyn Vinyl, Medianoche, Hazel Honeysuckle, Heather Holliday, Nasty Canasta, Mischief Molly, Natasha King, Poison Ivory, and Doc Wasabassco!

First Saturdays for Families - Our Bowery - New Museum
May 04, 2013 - New York

New Museum First Saturdays for Families are free of charge. This program is designed and recommended for families with children aged between four and fifteen years and includes free New Museum admission for up to two adults per family. Children under eighteen are always admitted free.

Target First Saturday - Brooklyn Museum
May 04, 2013 - Brooklyn

Target First Saturday celebrates the people, places, and ideas that inspired John Singer Sargent's watercolors. Target First Saturday events attract thousands of visitors to free art and entertainment each month.

Daycare Open House - Saint's Place Daycare
May 04, 2013 - Ozone Park

Looking for a daycare or summer camp for your child, come and explore the offerings. Licensed teachers, fun summer activities, light refreshments will be served.

Vienna: Window to Modernity - Carnegie Hall
May 04, 2013 - New York

The finale of Renee Fleming's Perspectives series, Vienna: Window to Modernity is a thoughtful tribute to the time and place where the European musical tradition, under the influence of literary and visual arts, gave way to the 20th century.

Gan Shabbat Service - Bet Torah Nursery School
May 04, 2013 - Mt. Kisco

An inter-active introduction to Shabbat songs, stories and prayers for toddlers up to grade 2 and their families. A kid-friendly Kiddush of refreshments follows each service. Unaffiliated families and intermarried families are invited to join this specially-designed, warm, and welcoming children's program.

Tot Shabbat Service - Montebello Jewish Center
May 04, 2013 - Suffern

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

Cinderella - BroadHollow's BayWay Arts Center
May 04, 2013 - East Islip

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

Musical Performance: Karavika - Alwan for the Arts
May 04, 2013 - New York

KARAVIKA is a New York City based quartet comprising violin, cello, double bass and tabla, with members coming from distinctly different musical backgrounds from South Asia to North America. Their performance at Alwan for the Arts will feature material from their debut album, Sunrise, as well as new explorations in “Rabindra Sangeet”, the song & poetry of the great Noble Laureate, Rabindranath Tagore Featuring: Trina Basu: Violin Arun Ramamurthy: Violin Amali Premawardhana: Cello Perry Wortman: Double bass Advait Shah: Indian tablas Tickets available at the door. Ticketing links coming soon. (*A small online fee is applied - use printout as your ticket) ***** Bio - Trina Basu: Trina Basu is a violinist, teacher and music therapist based in Brooklyn, NY. Born in Miami, Fl and trained in western classical music, Trina began to pursue improvisational styles of music in college,she was awarded an Artist Fellowship from the Indo-Shastri Canadian Institute to study Carnatic Classical music with esteemed violinists, Vittal Ramamurthy & Padma Shankar in Chennai, India. Arun Ramamurthy: Arun is an exciting violinist who is making his mark in Indian Classical and World music. Disciple of Dr. Mysore Manjunath & Sri Mysore Nagaraj, he has become one of the most sought after violinists in the US. Arun has been accompanying major artists touring from India, as well as performing solo concerts, for the past 17 years. He has carved a niche for himself in the NYC music scene as a versatile musician, playing together with artists from Carnatic, Hindustani and jazz styles. Amali Premawardhana: Amali is one of New York City’s emerging young cellists bridging the gap between the music of her western classical training and the music of her South Asian root. Her performing career has included festivals such as the Classical Revolution Music Festival in San Francisco, as well as Western European tours with the highly acclaimed Orchestra: ‘Daughters of Nina Simone’ . Perry Wortman: Perry began playing double bass at the age of 13. Throughout middle and high school, he received numerous awards for excellence in jazz and classical music, Aside from his work as a jazz musician, he plays bass guitar in Brooklyn based rock band, Hungry Hands, he continues to search for new musical realms of expression within the context of improvisation. Adavit Shah: Advait has been playing tabla since the age of eight. Largely a self taught musician, he has developed much of his musical knowledge and skill through listening to recordings and attending concert. Through his training and self study, Advait has developed a unique style which creatively blends a mix of East and West. ***** Reviews - "a diversely melodic, often hypnotic original sound that occasionally reaches toward Appalachian rusticity or a brisk Celtic mood... Whether quiet and reflective or joyously energetic, the melodies are as bright as the musicians' tone: this is music for celebrating or getting lost in" - Lucid Culture "...a gorgeous contrast between the long, sinewy, singing lines of the violin and cello and the tabla's intricate burble and pop punctuation, riding the warm pizzicato heartbeat of the bass. It is a liquid and organic brew that sounds inevitable, as if it's existed forever... A dynamic sonic blend of uncommon mesmeric beauty." - Dan McClenaghan, All About Jazz "Karavika’s music is a powerfully sincere blend of American and Indian musical influences. They craft beautiful string arrangements that soar above versatile bass playing and virtuosic tabla grooves . Drawing heavily on improvisational styles, every performance I’ve been to is a unique experience.” -Mike Block, cellist, Silk Road Ensemble Related Links http://www.karavika.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9B8UYGibeao https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4EOrwKvopE

Cinco de Mayo Craft @ The Field - Field Library
May 04, 2013 - Peekskill

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a special holiday craft.

Das Rheingold - Metropolitan Opera
May 04, 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.

Dialogues des Carmelites - Metropolitan Opera
May 04, 2013 -

In one of the Met's greatest productions, Poulenc's masterpiece makes a rare return to the repertory with a fine cast led by Patricia Racette, Felicity Palmer, and Isabel Leonard. Louis Langree conducts this dramatic work with one of the most haunting final moments in opera.

Strawberry Fields Beatles Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
May 04, 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".

Michael Musto's 70's Disco Extravaganza - 54 Below
May 04, 2013 - New York

The mirror ball has relocated to the cellar at 54 BELOW. Join downtown legend, disco diva, and Village Voice columnist Michael Musto with his glittery sidekicks Snooky and Tish as he performs live with disco cover band The Elektrik Company. Guests include Sarah Dash, Orfeh, and the diva, Joey Arias.

Classical Concerts for Classy Kids - 54 Below
May 04, 2013 - New York

Glen Roven offers an audience of parents and children the simple keys and tools to enjoy the masterpieces of the ages. Focusing on one piece of chamber music, Mozart's "String Quartet No. 21," the Concert starts with a description of the piece and the instruments, followed by a lunch, then a full-out-performance by The GPRrecords Festival String Quartet. Filled with insight, wit and humor, Maestro Roven concocts a concert perfect for the seasoned concert-goer as well as the novice.

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

The Legend of Apsara Mera - Brooklyn Academy of Music
Through May 04, 2013 - Brooklyn

For a thousand years, the Royal Ballet of Cambodia danced only for the gods. Resurrected spectacularly in the wake of the Khmer Rouge into a closely guarded yet flourishing modern form, the Royal Ballet comes to BAM with the breathtaking Legend of Apsara Mera, featured as a centerpiece of the citywide Season of Cambodia festival.

American Music Festival - All Balanchine - New York City Ballet
May 04, 2013 - New York

New York City Ballet celebrates its affair with American music, a passion first shared by Founding Choreographers Balanchine and Robbins and continued by Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins. With 18 composers, these three weeks will be a festival of American music like no other.

American Music Festival - All Robbins - New York City Ballet
Through May 04, 2013 - New York

New York City Ballet celebrates its affair with American music, a passion first shared by Founding Choreographers Balanchine and Robbins and continued by Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins. With 18 composers, these three weeks will be a festival of American music like no other.

Lang Dance: Spring Performance - New York Live Arts
Through May 04, 2013 - New York

Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts and New York Live Arts are dedicated to emphasizing research and experimentation within the movement-based arts in the collegiate field.

Musical: 'Tarzan' - Irvington Town Hall Theater
May 04, 2013 - Irvington

Broadway Training Center of Westchester's Junior Ensemble presents a soaring spectacular for all ages. Based on Edgar Rice Burrough's "Tarzan of the Apes" and the smash-hit 1999 Disney animated film, "Tarzan" tells the story of an infant boy orphaned on the shores of West Africa. Taken in and raised by a tribe of gorillas, the young boy strives for acceptance by his ape father while grappling with his uniqueness. Westchester premier of this musical adventure perfect for the whole family.

8th Annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration - Crescent Ave. between E. 187th St. & Belmont Ave.
May 04, 2013 - Bronx

Join in the upcoming 8th Annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration, being held Saturday, May 4, 2013, from 11:30am to 4:30pm at Crescent Avenue between E. 187th St. & Belmont Avenue. Produced by Marketing & Advertising Solutions Inc. (MAS), and proudly Sponsored by C-Town Supermarkets New Era Foods One, Inc., Niteline Radio, Verizon FIOS, and Amerigroup, this event brings the community together by promoting diversity through cultural celebration. Founded in 2005 by the non-profit organization El Grupo Unidos de Belmont Inc., the annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration is the only event in the Bronx that celebrates Mexican heritage and pride, and continues to be made possible by the support of various donors and sponsors. The Unidos organization seeks to assist civically active school-aged residents of the Tremont and Belmont neighborhoods by providing scholarships to those students seeking to attend colleges or universities throughout the tri-state area, including Pennsylvania. Last year's Cinco de Mayo Celebration was a great success, boasting large name sponsors such as Goya, Coca-Cola, Boar's Head, Snapple, and Health Plus/Amerigroup, with over 5,000 attendees! A Live Mariachi band was the highlight of the event, with a plethora of children's activities including clowns, face painting, and free giveaways. Free blood pressure screenings were also offered. Stay tuned for highlights & details. Follow the event at: facebook.com/cinco.de.mayo.in.belmont?fref=ts.

Yael Bartana - ANd Europe Will Be Stunned - Petzel Gallery
Through May 04, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of work from the Israeli video artist.

The Golden Global Drum: Global Explorations for Families - Hofstra University Museum - Emily Lowe Gallery
May 04, 2013 - Hempstead

Follow the journey of music around the world in this interactive performance that links drumming to the world's cultures through story and song.

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

ALICE IN WONDERLAND - John W. Engeman Theater
May 04, 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.

Children's Author Events: Oliver Jeffers - MoMA Design Store
May 04, 2013 - SoHo

Oliver Jeffers is an artist, designer, illustrator, and writer from Northern Ireland. His work employs mixed media and is recognized for its subtle narrative and use of space in composition. He'll read from "This Moose Belongs To Me," and books will be available for purchase and signing.

We Build NY - New York Transit Museum
May 04, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Using SketchUp software and images from the museum’s archives, budding designers and engineers converge on the Technology Lab for an afternoon of big-city creativity and computer-assisted designs. Limited capacity. Call to register.

Windows of the Elevated - New York Transit Museum
May 04, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Many of today’s elevated subway stations feature glass scenes of the surrounding community and local culture. See examples of these vivid installations then create a window scene of your own design.

Coffee Bark - Prospect Park Picnic House
May 04, 2013 - Park Slope

Bring your canines to the park for treats and great company. FIDO in Prospect Park offers free goodies for dogs and their owners, and also provides information pertaining to off-leash activities and issues. Meet in the Meadow beside the Picnic House. Rain or Shine.

Stacy Sullivan - Cafe Carlyle
Through May 04, 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." Cabaret favorite Stacy Sullivan performs her new show "It's a Good Day/A Tribute to Miss Peggy Lee."

Rapunzel - BroadHollow at Elmont
May 04, 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.

'Evita' - Archbishop Stepinac HS - Major Bowes Auditorium
May 04, 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.

'Spring Fever' Baseball Card Show - Westchester County Center
May 04, 2013 - White Plains

Sports memorabilia, collectibles, and autograph signings. Free pack of cards to every child under 12 years old.

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.

Cuba Today! - Metropolitan College of NY
May 04, 2013 - New York

A celebration of "I Dream Awake," the newest additions to the MCNY Permanent Art Collection. This free opening presentation includes Keynote speaker Sandra Levinson, Executive Director of the Center for Cuban Studies, plus in the MCNY NEXT GALLERY, a show of works by Cuban Artists on loan from the Center for Cuban Studies. refreshments, salsa music, dancing and more. Photographers include: Ellie Bettle; Sharon Burde; Giselle Chamma; Karen Cohen; Adele Epstein; Patricia Gilman; Linda Roché; Janet Rodgers; Nitsan Tal; Joan Tedeschi.

Sheep Shearing - Bergen County Zoo
May 04, 2013 - Paramus

This very popular - and fun - annual event invites visitors to cheer on the zoo's sheep as they get their seasonal haircuts preparing them for warm weather. The day features demonstrations every 45 minutes, crafts for children, story times, farm tours, and more.

The Butler Did It, Again! - Trinity Episcopal Church
May 04, 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.

UCreate Comics Big Break Tour - Apollo Theater
May 04, 2013 - New York

A full day with the legendary illustrator, innovator, and creators' rights advocate Neal Adams (Batman, Superman, X-Men, Green Lantern, Avengers, Ms. Mystic, etc.) and the famous writer & director Kevin Smith (Batman, Daredevil, Spider-Man, Green Arrow).

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

Eli Ping's fourth solo exhibition with the gallery.

Kids Workshop - Home Depot - Bronx Terminal
May 04, 2013 - Bronx

Kids learn to build or create a useful, fun product. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a free Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin, and certificate of achievement. Workshops are offered the first Saturday of each month for children ages 5-12.

Kids Workshop - Home Depot - Port Chester
May 04, 2013 - Port Chester

Kids learn to build or create a useful, fun product. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a free Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin, and certificate of achievement. Workshops are offered the first Saturday of each month for children ages 5-12.

Kids Workshop - Home Depot - Gun Hill Road
May 04, 2013 - Bronx

Kids learn to build or create a useful, fun product. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a free Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin, and certificate of achievement. Workshops are offered the first Saturday of each month for children ages 5-12.

Kids Workshop - Home Depot - Bruckner Boulevard
May 04, 2013 - Bronx

Kids learn to build or create a useful, fun product. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a free Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin, and certificate of achievement. Workshops are offered the first Saturday of each month for children ages 5-12.

Kids Workshop - Home Depot - Mohegan Lake
May 04, 2013 - New Rochelle

Kids learn to build or create a useful, fun product. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a free Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin, and certificate of achievement. Workshops are offered the first Saturday of each month for children ages 5-12.

Kids Workshop - Home Depot - New Rochelle
May 04, 2013 - New Rochelle

Kids learn to build or create a useful, fun product. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a free Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin, and certificate of achievement. Workshops are offered the first Saturday of each month for children ages 5-12.

Kids Workshop - Home Depot - Yonkers
May 04, 2013 - Yonkers

Kids learn to build or create a useful, fun product. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a free Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin, and certificate of achievement. Workshops are offered the first Saturday of each month for children ages 5-12.

Kids Workshop - Home Depot - Hawthorne
May 04, 2013 - Hawthorne

Kids learn to build or create a useful, fun product. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a free Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin, and certificate of achievement. Workshops are offered the first Saturday of each month for children ages 5-12.

Native Plant Garden Opening Weekend - New York Botanical Garden
May 04, 2013 - Bronx

Celebrate the opening of the newly designed Native Plant Garden, a showcase of the beautiful and diverse native plants of the Northeast region.

Wacky Wednesday - Theatre Three
May 04, 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.

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."

A Little Princess - Studio Theatre
May 04, 2013 - Lindenhurst

This musical adaptation of the classic by Frances Hodgson Burnett opens with a happy Sara Crewe, heiress to a large fortune. Enrolled at Miss Minchin's seminary in Victorian England, her life takes a dramatic turn when she receives news of the loss of her father and her fortune. Sara is forced by the greedy Minchin to become a servant and live in a wretched attic room.

Biking & Birding: Clove Lakes and Silver Lake Parks, Staten Island - Whitehall Terminal, Staten Island Ferry (Manhattan side)
May 04, 2013 - New York

Guide: Gabriel Willow. Journey to the borough of Staten Island with expert naturalist Gabriel Willow to discover some of its best birding spots. Look for ducks and seabirds in New York Harbor on our way across and then ride to Staten Island's premier "migrant traps," Clove Lakes and Silver Lake parks. Bring binoculars, water, lunch, and your bicycle. The group meets at the Staten Island Ferry, Manhattan side at 9am. To register or learn more about this event, please contact Tod Winston at NYC Audubon's office at 646-434-0422 or email him at [email protected] Limited to 15 registrants. $30 The Whitehall Terminal is accessible by the M5, M15, M15 SBS and M20 bus routes and the 1, 4, 5, J, R and Z trains.

Transformations & Explorations: From The Scream and Beyond - Art Workshops With Pratt Art Instructors - Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
May 04, 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.

Let's Hear It For Queens - FSF Community Theatre Group
May 04, 2013 - Flushing

Enjoy this original multi-media musical in tribute to the history and people of the most diversified place on earth. Featuring a multi-generational, multi-ethnic cast of nearly three dozen actors/singers/dancers, the show was written and directed by Queens resident Mark Lord, with original music by Joe Ferrante. Musical direction is by Paul L. Johnson. Choreography is by Amanda Montoni. The show tells the story of the borough's evolution from the early 1600's through the present, with highlights including a salute to some of the world-famous entertainers with roots in Queens, a series of monologues that bring to life memories of several individuals who remember what Queens was like way back when, and a special tribute to the FSF Community Theatre Group, celebrating its own 40th anniversary this season. This is a show that will entertain and enlighten audiences of all ages.

Workshop for Kids-Glendale - Home Depot
May 04, 2013 - Glendale

Kids can create an EPIC World right in their own backyard. Build an herb planter and use "EPIC" stickers to decorate from Energy Star. Enjoy an "EPIC" activity sheet with loads of fun things to do. Paint will be provided at the workshop for children to personalize their herb planter. Children ages 5-12 can enjoy this hands-on workshops designed teach children do-it-yourself skills, tool safety and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a free Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin and certificate of achievement. EPIC World Right in Your Own Back Yard! � �Check out "EPIC", only in theaters, starting May 24th, from Twentieth Century Fox. �Enjoy an "EPIC" activity sheet with loads of fun things to do. �FREE hands-on workshops designed for children ages 5 - 12 offered the 1st Saturday of every month at all The Home Depot stores between 9:00 a.m. � 12:00 p.m. �All kids get to keep their craft and receive a FREE Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin and certificate of achievement. �

Sheep Shearing Weekend - Queens Zoo
May 04, 2013 - Flushing

Spring is in full swing. That means it's time for the Zoo's sheep to get their annual haircuts. Watch the woolly flock go from shaggy to shorn during live wool-processing demos, and enjoy games and crafts.

Art Show - Every Child Is An Artist - Yonkers Library - Crestwood Branch
May 04, 2013 - Yonkers

The show will include over 30 pieces created by the twelve art students whose ages range from 4-10 years. The students' art will exhibit their new-found knowledge of famous art and artists, coupled with their own individual interpretations. The event is open to all art lovers, young and old! Help choose the People's Choice Award, try some art, and learn some cool art techniques. Light refreshments will be served.

Broadway Romance - Queens Theatre
May 04, 2013 - Flushing

From the creators of Broadway Rox comes this world premiere event that showcases the great love songs from Broadway' greatest hits, performed by a cast of Broadway vets.

Westchester Chamber Symphony Concert - Christopher J. Murphy Auditorium, Iona College
May 04, 2013 - New Rochelle

Romanian-born pianist Andrei Licaret will play Schumann's Piano Concerto, op.54 in A minor. Also, WCS will present the 12th annual Composers of the Future showcase of student compositions. Beethoven's Symphony no. 4 op. 60 in B flat major is also on the program.

Make Your Own Beads & Bracelet - From Paper! - Greenburgh Nature Center
May 04, 2013 - Scarsdale

Make your own memory wire bracelet from one or two paper beads and lots of beautiful seed beads. Participants will roll paper beads, string the seed beads, and assemble charms for the bracelet. There will be a choice of bead colors. Taught by jewelry artist Anne Shaw. Ages 8-14. All materials are included. Advanced online registration required. Visit the website to register.

DOTTY DOT! - The Secret Theatre
May 04, 2013 - Long Island City

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

An Evening with the Stars of Doo-Wop - Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
May 04, 2013 - Brookville

Come out and reminisce as you listen to Kenny Vance and The Planotones (Looking for an Echo), The Duprees (You Belong To Me), Emil Stucchio and The Classics (Til Then), Freddy Cannon(Palisades Park), The Fireflies (You were Mine), Lewis Lymon (Honey, Honey).

NJ Goes Native at Palisades Interstate Park - Tenafly Nature Center
May 04, 2013 - Tenafly

Join environmental educators from the Tenafly Nature Center and other local nature centers at State Line Lookout for a day filled with crafts, family guided hikes, activities for kids, organic gardening and landscape workshops, native plant sale, and mulch, mulch, more.

Mario the Magician & His Suitcase Machine - Metropolitan Room
May 04, 2013 - Chelsea

Join acclaimed children's performer Mario the Magician for an uplifting, inventive, and highly interactive magical performance for the young and young-at-heart. Part retro, part rock and roll, Mario is an artist and inventor who creates his own props. Mario's old world looks and physical comedy style are reminiscent of his heroes, Buster Keaton, and Charlie Chaplin, but he puts a thoroughly modern spin on everything he does.

George Lopez - NYCB Theatre at Westbury
May 04, 2013 - Westbury

Funny man and actor George Lopez fills the room with laughter with his personal brand of humor.

Yoga in the Gardens - Old Westbury Gardens
May 04, 2013 - Old Westbury

Professional Kripalu Yoga instructor, Lorili Henry, will lead students through a dynamic, yet gentle, continuous flow of postures and conscious breathing. Participants must bring a yoga mat, yoga strap and towel.

Spring Plant Sale and Gardening Weekend - Old Westbury Gardens
May 04, 2013 - Old Westbury

Purchase select annuals and perennials, including the Gardens' signature varieties. Not sure what plants are right for your landscape? Gardens' horticulturists along with members of various plant societies and Cornell Cooperative Extension Nassau County Master Gardeners will be on hand to help you select the right plants and answer your questions.

Kids & Family Programs: The Basics of Companion Planting - Old Westbury Gardens
May 04, 2013 - Old Westbury

Companion planting is the art of pairing plants with collaborative qualities that benefit one another for natural pest control, increased pollination, and, in turn, productivity. Visit the Plant Shop information station to learn the basics of experimenting with this age old garden technique. Plant a natural helper all your own to take home to improve your garden beds.

Storytime - Barnes and Noble Bookstore - Utopia Center
May 04, 2013 - Fresh Meadows

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

Floral Park Author of Book: Robert McNally - Floral Park Public Library
May 04, 2013 - Floral Park

Floral Park author Robert McNally will discuss his book I Had Jelly on My Nose and A Hole in My Breeches.

New York Indian Film Festival - Flushing Town Hall
May 04, 2013 - Flushing

Enjoy the Indo-American Arts Council's 13th Annual festival, featuring a variety of screenings followed by a discussion. This festival gives filmmaker's from,of, and about the Indian subcontinent platforms to tell their stories. Call for the names of films to be screened.

Mario the Magician and his Suitcase Machine - Metropolitan Room
May 04, 2013 - New York

For the first time ever, premier NYC jazz/cabaret club Metropolitan Room will open their Flatiron District doors for children’s/family programming on selected Saturday mornings. Kicking off their KIDS KABARET series with a run of twice-monthly performances from April 6th to July 6th (2013) is popular local performer Mario Marchese, better known as Mario the Magician, with his show, “Mario the Magician and his Suitcase Machine.” Once a hitchhiking explorer who spent one summer herding sheep and another summer building and living in a tree house in the woods, Marchese settled back in his home state of New York several years ago to pursue his passion, magic, full-time. He has since built a name for himself as an innovator in family-friendly entertainment, known for his endearing and ridiculous slapstick character and his handmade props, including the work of art he calls his “suitcase machine.” Marchese is the subject of a short, five-minute film entitled Building Magic, which debuted to a full house at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center on December 1, 2012, after his live performance there. Each of his shows at Metropolitan Room will commence with a viewing of the film. For more information about the show, please visit marioandhissuitcasemachine.com. For more information about Mario the Magician, visit mariothemagician.com. ADMISSION: $20 per child • $30 per adult • + 1 menu item minimum Tickets can be purchased at metropolitanroom.com or 212.206.0440. Recommended for ages 3-10 and their families.

May The Fourth Be With You - Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square
May 04, 2013 - Times Square

On May 4th, Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square teams up with the New York Jedi to offer fans of the epic space opera franchise the opportunity to train under the principles of the Saber Academy. From live light saber duals and demonstrations to Star Wars themed trivia, "May The Fourth Be With You" festivities will take place at the Odditorium from 10am-3pm. Guests dressed as their favorite Star Wars character will receive half-price admission. From 10am-1pm, New York Jedi Masters will host 30 minute Jedi training classes showcasing light saber techniques and moves made popular in the famous film series by George Lucas. Classes are free with paid admission and each Jedi-in-training will receive a light saber and a Saber Academy certificate upon completion. Online class registration is available now through May 2 at ripleysnewyork.com. Space is limited; participation will be confirmed in the order that it is received. The first 15 fans to register will receive a free Ripley's gift bag. Throughout the Odditorium, guests will be greeted by Ripley's staff dressed as knights and dark lords, witness live light saber duals by New York Jedi members, and have the opportunity to take pictures with the Jedi Masters. Under the front marquee, prospective Jedi Knights can test their Star Wars knowledge with a series of trivia questions, such as famous quotes, name that character, heroes and villains, and more. Guests who answer correctly will receive 20% off admission. With more than 200 members since 2005 and counting, New York Jedi continues to grow in popularity, leading classes and demonstrations at popular conventions like Comic Con. As seen in the New York Times and on NBC's FirstLook, the community is made up of cosplayers, martial artists, and teachers, who develop and train using practical stage combat techniques, with the use of lightsabers relying heavily on many of the principles and training used by that of the Jedi Order including mental focus, martial arts training, and universal knowledge. Classes are available for kids ages five and older; participants ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Guests dressed as their favorite Star Wars character will receive half-price admission. Guests who participate in Star Wars trivia and answer questions correctly will receive 20% off admission. Discounts cannot be combined with any other offer. May the Fourth be with you!

Dig In! - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center
May 04, 2013 - Cornwall

Families with children ages 5 and up are invited to discover animals that burrow. Participants will meet a few some digging creatures then make a craft to take home.

Daisy Girl Scouts: Green Petal - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center
May 04, 2013 - Cornwall

Daisies are invited to join an environmental educator for a museum badge workshop designed for scouts.

Mother's Day Plant Sale - Queens Botanical Garden
May 04, 2013 - Flushing

Now that spring is here give Mom (or yourself) the gift of flowers for the windowsill or the garden. A great way to brighten a spring day.

May the Fourth Be With You Celebrations - Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square
May 04, 2013 - New York

This May 4th, Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square teams up with the New York Jedi to offer fans of the epic space opera franchise the opportunity to train under the principles of the Saber Academy. From live light saber duals and demonstrations to Star Wars themed trivia, "May The Fourth Be With You" festivities will take place at the Odditorium from 10am to 3pm.

Storytime: Superhero Weekend - Barnes & Noble
May 04, 2013 - West Nyack

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's storytime! Stop by the store's children's department for some action-packed stories about classic, literary superheroes.

Movies for Kids (and their Families) - 'The Sandlot' - Jacob Burns Film Center
May 04, 2013 - Pleasantville

A nostalgic comedy-drama set in the 1960s about the way neighborhood baseball can help people transcend differences, make a new kid feel welcome, and create a summer full of memories that nine boys will never forget. Filled with action, humor, and warmth, this is a film the whole family will enjoy, even non-sports-lovers! 1993. 101 mins. Rated PG.

BABY JAMS featuring Music for Aardvarks - Groove Performing Arts
May 04, 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.

FAMILY JAMS featuring Music for Aardvarks - Groove Performing Arts
May 04, 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!

Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst - Lyndhurst
May 04, 2013 - Tarrytown

With Mother's Day, wedding season, and graduation just around the corner, Crafts at Lyndhurst, a Festival of Fine Craft, Food, and Fun, offers shoppers the chance to find unique gifts for that graduating senior, the bride-to-be, or to show mom just how special she is. The show includes one-of-a-kind and limited edition jewelry, for mom's luxurious side and to make the bride sparkle; fashion and accessories for her glamorous side; furniture, and home decor pieces, as well as functional and sculptural work in ceramics, glass, metal, painting, photography, wood, and mixed media for the mom who keeps a beautiful home. More than 275 artists will be displaying and selling their contemporary works. Collectors, art enthusiasts and discerning shoppers will enjoy the rare opportunity to meet these visionary artists and purchase their latest work. Despite its name, the fair offers more than just crafts. Visitors can also eat in the expanded food court, purchase specialty foods, hear live folk music, and participate in children's activities like an interactive, hands-on exhibition of instruments by Todd Crowley. All-weekend passes are available for $3 more. Convenient free on- and off-site parking available with free shuttle buses directly to ticket booth.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover - Pick up - White Plains Public Library
May 04, 2013 - White Plains

Kids ages 4-8 join their stuffed animal friends in The Trove for a light brunch and slide show of all the overnight adventures. Pre-registration required, beginning Apr. 26.

Family Art Project: Time to Hatch! - Wave Hill
May 04, 2013 - Bronx

Who comes to life in the spring? Chicks! Tadpoles! Bunnies! Participants will learn about different spring babies and, with colorful clay, hatch their own baby critters in make-believe scenarios, or mold homes for a family of critters. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until 12pm.

Family Walk - Spring in Full Swing! - Wave Hill
May 04, 2013 - Bronx

Check out the hustle and bustle of activity as insects, spiders, birds, snails, and other garden creatures "spring" into action on a stroll through garden and woodlands with naturalist Paul Keim. Ages 6 and older welcome with an adult. Free with admission to the grounds. Meet at the Perkins Visitor Center.

Geneology Workshop with Diane Warmsley - Elmont Memorial Library
May 04, 2013 - Elmont

This workshop discusses basic geneology terms and concepts and searching records for geneological information through ethnic research strategies and writing family history.

Inspector's Tour: A Brooklyn Navy Yard Adventure - Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at Building 92
May 04, 2013 - Vinegar Hill

Kids and tweens follow clues to uncover treasures nestled within the Brooklyn Navy Yard's 300 acres. Interactive tour leads families on a search for industrial cranes, street lamps powered by wind and the sun, and more as they learn about Brooklyn's shipbuilding legacy, New York's modern maritime industry, and the "greening" of today's Yard.

Saturday Family Program: Gettin' Funky with the Sugar Free Allstars - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
May 04, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Ever dreamt of being a rock star? Well the Sugar Free Allstars have got the show for you! This two-piece band puts on a concert full of fun and funky tunes with so much interaction that EVERYONE gets to be part of the act! From the opening note to the last chord you'll be groovin' so hard you won't want to sit down. SFA has made a name for themselves on the national level with three top 13 hits on Sirius XM Kid's Place Live; mentions in Time, People and Parent's Magazine; airplay on the #1 NPR show Car Talk; and most recently the inclusion of a song on a Grammy award winning album. Their shows are so full of body-movin' beats and crowd participation that everybody gets to be a rock star! So clear the dance floor y'all, it's time to get this party started! Families will be given seating priority.

BAMfamily presents 'In the Garden' - Brooklyn Academy of Music, Fisher Theater
May 04, 2013 - Fort Greene

This production surrounds kids in a vast multimedia world based on theater. Presented by Spain's Teatro Paraiso Antzerkia and Belgium's Theatre de la Guimbarde, the narrative tells of a man and woman who encounter a cloth stuck in a forest's trees. This object becomes a blank canvas, a "tabula rasa" of sorts, on which videos, shadowplay, illustrations, and drawings are displayed. Through interaction with the audience, and children in particular, wonderful and spontaneous things happen. The program is designed for preschoolers, and who knows what they'll come up with!

Red Hook Family Festival - PS 15
May 04, 2013 - Red Hook

Puppet shows, raffles, giveaways, and plenty of food and rides. Make a t-shirt. Visit the bouncy house.

Yankee Peddler Day - Historic Richmond Town
May 04, 2013 - Staten Island

A flea market with antiques and collectibles for sale. The Women's Auxiliary will display theme baskets for all occasions along with Mothers' Day gifts and fresh baked goods. Food and refreshments available.

Blooming Babies: Patterns Patterns Everywhere - Brooklyn Children's Museum
May 04, 2013 - Crown Heights

A, B, C, ...1, 2, 3. Babies and toddlers discover patterns in our environment in a fun and playful way.

March for Babies - The Matrix Corporate Center
May 04, 2013 - Danbury

Take a three mile walk and raise money for March of Dimes which supports programs that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies. It also funds research to find answers to the problems that threaten babies.

GardenFest - New Canaan Nature Center
May 04, 2013 - New Canaan

This event features a plant sale, garden market, gardening workshops and children’s activities. Attendees at this free event, which is open to the public, will have the chance to purchase a variety of planters (herbs, vegetables and flowers) grown from seed in the Nature Center greenhouse as well flats for the garden,many varieties of perennials divided from local gardens, flowering containers, and more.

Spring Into Spring - Alley Pond Environmental Center
May 04, 2013 - Douglaston

In this Spring Fan Club for 3 & 4 year olds, kids learn about ways to Save the Earth, meet some live animals and make a craft that relates to the story. Take a nature walk (weather permitting). As this is a drop-off class, all participants must be toilet trained. Space is limited. Pre-registration required.

2nd Annual I Love My Park Day - Gantry Plaza State Park
May 04, 2013 - Long Island City

Come join the Friends of Gantry Plaza State Park and celebrate an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites, and bring visibility to the entire park system and its needs. Join volunteers as they spruce up the park with weeding, mulching, and a shore clean-up. Please bring water. Registration required.

NYC Compost Project in Queens: Compost Tabling at Earth Day Rockaway - Rockaway Beach
May 04, 2013 - Rockaway

Visit the NYC Compost Project in Queens at Earth Day Rockaway. We'll provide advice about composting indoors and outdoors, and will have a LIVE worm bin on site!

Craft Workshop with the QBG Craft Group - Queens Botanical Garden
May 04, 2013 - Flushing

Learn the art of using pressed flowers from the expert hands of QBG's Craft Group and make a Mother's Day card and bookmark. Limited to 12 people and registration required -- call 718-886.-3800 x. 230 to register and pay to hold your spot.

A Celebration of Bealtaine In Irish - Molloy College
May 04, 2013 - Rockville Centre

Bealtaine is the original Celtic first day of summer which, even now, is still commemorated across Europe with Maypoles, May dances, May Day, Queen of the May, and more. The celebration will take place on the first floor of Molloy College's Wilbur Arts Building, which is located on the northern edge of the college's campus in Rockville Centre, Long Island, New York. All interested in the Irish Language and Gaelic culture are invited to attend, participate, and enjoy this community event. Admission is free, refreshments will be served, but no Bealtaine bonfires will be permitted on campus. However, if you'd like to take part with a song, short tale, or poem in Irish, email Jerry Kelly at [email protected] (day or night) or call him at 516-804-2968 (evenings.

Cinco de Mayo! - Long Island Children's Museum
May 04, 2013 - Garden City

Cinco de Mayo is an annual celebration of the Mexican heritage. People throughout the United States and Mexico eat special food, hold parades, and play lively music on every 5th of May to honor the Mexican culture. Come make a fun miniature sombrero and join in on the festivities.

Attack of the Bloodsuckers! - Long Island Children's Museum
May 04, 2013 - Garden City

Explore the science of what's eating you in this skin-crawling exhibition. Examine the what, why, when and how of mosquitoes, fleas, ticks, leeches and other parasites known as sanguinivores (creatures that eat blood). Learn why bloodsuckers are important to the ecosystem and how to keep them out of your system. Attack of the Bloodsuckers! offer visitors the chance to look a real leech in the mouth; pull off your socks and test your bug-appealing foot odor; receive a big hug from a giant, inflating tick; get itchy and knotty with the life-size game of "Twitcher" - a buggy variation on the game Twister. This exhibition runs through May 5, 2013.

Marine Life Study Cruises - Maritime Aquarium
May 04, 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.

Aries Spears - Gotham Comedy Club
Through May 04, 2013 - New York

From being a regular on Fox's Mad TV, starring in feature films, appearing on a number of national talk shows, and continually touring the country with his stand-up, Aries's talents are becoming recognized and appreciated throughout the entertainment industry. As a principal cast member on Fox's hit sketch comedy show Mad TV, Aries brought a fresh, hip style to the already-edgy program from the third through the tenth season. He is presently developing a feature project based on an original character that he created on Mad TV, as well as a thriller about a young black man immersed in hip-hop culture. Additionally, Aries has made appearances on many talk shows including: Loveline, Vibe, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Soul Train, and Late Friday. He has also lent his voice to an animated character on C-Bear and Jamal and had a recurring stint on Fox's The Best Damn Sports Show Period, where he created some of the show's funniest characters during his short time there.

Summer Openings at Mana Contemporary - Mana Contemporary
May 04, 2013 - Jersey City

Nobuyoshi Araki - The largest and most comprehensive survey of the legendary Japanese photographer to be held in the U.S, featuring more than 100 works from a distinguished private collection. ESKFF Presents: Obsessed - What compels one to collect contemporary art? The Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation (ESKFF) offers a window into the mind of five passional collectors. Voices from the Interior: Palestinian Women Artists - The Middle East Center for the Arts (MECA) Presents films by five artists, all members of the Palestinian minority living in Israel. Andres Levin - Grammy Award winning producer present live music created in collaboration with Ray Smith Studio in Mana's Beer Garden. Open studio visits - Meet over 50 artists in their studios and witness their creative process. Be the amongst the first to see the 20 new studios on our newly opened 5th floor. Watch a live dance rehearsal by Bennyroyce Dance Productions (Part of Armitage Gone! Dance's residency program). Mana Contemporary will provide free shuttle service to and from Milk Gallery in Manhattan.

Meet The Fledglings! - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
May 04, 2013 - Upper West Side

How do you feed and care for a fledgling? Get some practice in this totally unique program. In honor of the first installment of the New-York Historical Society's Audubon's Aviary exhibition, the Wild Bird Fund will introduce children to their neighbors with nests. Participants will learn about the bird life of New York City and about actual wild bird rehabilitation cases. They'll also feed some of the baby birds in the WB'’s care, and have the option of crafting nests for baby bird patients. To RSVP for a family program e-mail: [email protected]

MAKER SPECIAL: Learn Fashion Design Skills - Westport Library
May 04, 2013 - Westport

Award-winning children's wear designer and FIT fashion-design teacher Ellen Gang helps students in grades 5-9 create fashions on dress forms and in sketches based on various themes. They will experiment with different materials and trims. Register online.

Author Meet & Greet with Elinor U. Biggs - The Pig With No Name - Fairfield University Bookstore
May 04, 2013 - Fairfield

The author of this book about a happy little pig whose parents forgot to give him a name visits. Learn all about this animal that is occasionally maligned, frequently misunderstood, and too often unappreciated.

10th Annual Model T's to Mustangs Antique and Classic Car Show - Stamford Museum & Nature Center
May 04, 2013 - Stamford

To celebrate both the Model T and the Mustang, Ford has been chosen as this year's "Focus Group" section. The show will feature all makes and models of U.S.-made as well as imports manufactured between 1900 and 1988. Rain Date Sunday, May 5.

Around the World Creative Kids - Stepping Stones Museum
May 04, 2013 - Norwalk

Capture the beauty of the Ugandan scenery and wildlife by making your own forest scene with a gorilla. Tickets required. Limited space. For children ages 2 and older.

Extreme Draw On! Family Day - Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
May 04, 2013 - Ridgefield

Explore exciting hands-on activities throughout the galleries and work with multiple artists, including artists from the Maurice Sendak Foundation Fellowship, during mini-workshops. Enjoy a performance by the Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance, with exhibition-inspired choreography.

Animal Enrichment Day - Beardsley Zoo
May 04, 2013 - Bridgeport

Animal Enrichment Day gives visitors an opportunity to learn about how the Zoo staff enhances the mental and physical well being of the animals. There are four interactive enrichment making activities at 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, and 2:30 pm. Listen as the Zoo staff explains the demonstrations, see a display of enrichment items used at the Zoo, participate in enrichment games including bowling, foraging, and a "test your sniffer" challenge, and make your own bird feeder and other crafts.

Teen Service Saturday - Fairfield Public Library
May 04, 2013 - Fairfield

Need community service hours for school, church or whatever? Drop in to the Teen Room on the first Saturday of each month to help out in the Library.

Getting Ready for College - Fairfield Public Library
May 04, 2013 - Fairfield

Demystify the college process with a different speaker and topic each month. SAT's will be discussed in May. . Registration required.

Family Game Day - Fairfield Public Library
May 04, 2013 - Fairfield

Come to the Children's Room for Mad Libs, board games, card games and more. An organized BINGO game will start at 3:30pm that includes prizes.

First Saturday Books for Babies - Wilton Library
May 04, 2013 - Wilton

Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program for singing and playing and gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. This is an excellent forum to meet other new parents in the area. Bring dad too. Registration suggested.

Free Comic Book Day and Swap - Wilton Library
May 04, 2013 - Wilton

The first Saturday in May is known as Free Comic Book Day to all comic book fans. Cave Comics of Newtown is donating free comics to the Wilton Library. Kids from grades 2 to 5 can get a free comic to read and enjoy. In addition, bring some of your own comics and swap them for other ones.

Coastal Chordsmen present 'Turn Up Your Radio' - Stratford Theater
May 04, 2013 - Stratford

“Redhot and Blue,” Yale University’s oldest a cappella singing group, has performed everywhere from the streets of Paris to the halls of the White House. The group will perform at the Coastal Chordsmen Barbershop Chorus annual show.

Country in the City - Dyckman Farmhouse Museum
May 04, 2013 - Isham Park

Get ready for the farm's annual spring open house. The farmhouse will be open for free for the day and local artists will be working in the garden. Go online for more details.

Tours for Fours - The Museum of Modern Art
May 04, 2013 - Midtown West

Look closely at three to five works of art in the museum galleries, talk about what you see, and engage in drawing, movement, or writing activities. Kids and adults participate together. May's theme is "Big and Little: Sculpture." 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 10am on a first-come, first-served basis. Programs often fill up; we recommend arriving a little before 10am. All participants must be present.

A Closer Look for Kids - The Museum of Modern Art
May 04, 2013 - Midtown West

Share your ideas and participate in drawing, movement, or writing activities as you explore three to five works of art in the museum galleries. Kids and adults participate together. The theme for May is "Places and Spaces." *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 10am on a first-come, first-served basis. Programs often fill up; we recommend arriving a little before 10am. All participants must be present.

Tours for Tweens - The Museum of Modern Art
May 04, 2013 - Midtown West

Explore MoMA's collection and special exhibitions. Kids and adults participate together. The topic for May is "So Dreamy: Surrealism." *Preregistration is required and will take place online beginning at 10:30am ten days before the program. *To receive registration and program information, sign up for the Family Programs E-news here: http://www.moma.org/e-news/preference_request.

Tours for Tweens - The Museum of Modern Art
May 04, 2013 - Midtown West

Explore MoMA's collection and special exhibitions. Kids and adults participate together. The topic for May is "So Dreamy: Surrealism." *Preregistration is required and will take place online beginning at 10:30am ten days before the program. *To receive registration and program information, sign up for the Family Programs E-news here: http://www.moma.org/e-news/preference_request.

Supersize It! - The Museum of Modern Art
May 04, 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.

Family Films: Suspenseful Stories - The Museum of Modern Art
May 04, 2013 - Midtown West

Watch "The Golden Fish" (1962) and "Dinner for Two," (1997) with your family. Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building This program is for individual families of up to two adults and up to three kids. Admission is free. Tickets are distributed on the day of the program only, on a first-come, first-served basis, at the reception desk in The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building, at 4 West 54th Street (near Fifth Avenue), from 10:00–10:30 a.m. and from 11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Tickets are also distributed at the information desk in the museum's main lobby.

Kids Craft a Gift for Mother's Day - Hallockville Museum Farm
May 04, 2013 - Riverhead

Kids can bring a parent or guardian to this workshop where they will complete a hand-made keepsake gift to give to a loved one on Mother's Day. All materials and instruction are provided, advance registration required.

Cyclist Celebration! - Long Island Science Center
May 04, 2013 - Riverhead

May is bicycle month. Learn about health benefits of cycling and exercise.

'The Firework Makers Daughter' - The New Victory Theater
May 04, 2013 - Times Square

Based on the enchanting novel by acclaimed author Philip Pullman ("His Dark Materials" trilogy), this captivating new opera tells the story of one girl's quest to become a firework maker. Determined to master Crackle Dragons, Leaping Monkeys and Golden Sneezes, Lila tests her talents and gambles her good fortune as she parlays with pirates, grapples with ghosts and faces off with a ferocious fire-fiend. Featuring an internationally-inspired score by David Bruce and a witty libretto by Glyn Maxwell, "The Firework Makers Daughter" ignites with performances by New York's Metropolis Ensemble chamber orchestra, led by Grammy-nominated conductor Andrew Cyr, and a cast of five artists who enliven handcrafted puppets from Cambridge's Indefinite Articles. Set in a fantastical land where animals talk, goddesses reign and imps dwell, "The Firework Makers Daughter" is pure dynamite.

Cinco de Mayo Workshop with 'Vecinitos: Spanish for Children' - La Casa Azul Bookstore
May 04, 2013 - East Harlem

Vecinitos, put on your sombreros! La Casa Azul Bookstore is hosting a fiesta to celebrate 5 de Mayo, a Mexican holiday commemorating the historic and heroic Battle of Puebla. Children ages 4 and older will participate in an afternoon of original songs, fun language-learning games, and a beautiful art activity. NO Spanish necessary y perfecto para niños bilingües tambien! This is a free event, but registration is required as space is limited. To register, visit vecinitos.org/5-de-mayo. For more information about "Vecinitos: Spanish for Children", including a Spanish Summer Camp and CD of original songs for learning Spanish, visit vecinitos.org or facebook.com/pages/Vecinitos-Spanish-for-children/528713040512723.

Manners for Mothers' Day - socialsklz:-)
May 04, 2013 - Upper West Side

Back by popular demand, this special event is for moms (or dads) and kids in advance of Mother's Day. During this one-hour workshop, participants will cover mealtime do's and don'ts, table settings, and then put the new skills to use during a meal tasting.

Dora's Pirate Adventure - Greenwich Country Day School
May 04, 2013 - Greenwich

Join Dora, Diego and the rest of their friends on a pirate adventure to Treasure Island. Buy tickets at jlgreenwich.org.

Taconic Opera goes Back to the Future! - Yorktown Stage
May 04, 2013 - Yorktown Heights

Taconic Opera ends its 15th consecutive season by taking Donizetti's famous opera, "Daughter of the Regiment" ("La Fille du Regiment") into the future. The hilarious comedy by the composer of "Don Pasquale" and "Elixir of Love" is known throughout the world as the opera that put Pavarotti on the map as the "King of the High C's." In a creative twist, the company is setting the opera in the distant future. "The story is exactly the same," says Director Dan Montez. "I don’t believe in sacrificing story for setting." Montez explains that some operas, like "Daughter," can work in many time periods. "I think it is actually even funnier in the future." For those familiar with opera, this delightful comedy is always a crowd pleaser. For those who've never been to an opera, it's a wonderful way to get that first all-important exposure. Between the music and the staging, it offers pure joy and fun. The story centers around a girl who, found abandoned and alone as a baby, was raised lovingly by a regiment of soldiers. At the stage of her life when she is emerging into womanhood and is a little rough around the edges from her lack of exposure to female behaviors, it is discovered that she is the daughter of aristocrats and must leave her beloved life with the regiment and learn how to fit into high society as a "lady." "There are things we are doing with this opera that no one has ever tried before in an opera," says Montez. "I don’t want to ruin any surprises, but there will be some hilarious moments." The performances will be sung in French with English dialogue. English supertitles (translations above the stage) will enhance understanding and enjoyment. Taconic Opera, winner of the 2012 ArtsWestchester Arts Organization of the Year Award, has built a reputation on presenting high-quality, engaging productions that appeal to a wide range of ages. For those who cannot afford a trip to the Big Apple and New York City prices, and even for those who can, it is wonderful to know that anyone can enjoy great opera without leaving, or by simply traveling to Westchester County. Significant reductions in ticket prices are available for seniors, and students can attend for as little as $15. Tickets can be purchased online at taconicopera.org, or by calling the toll-free number 1-855-88-OPERA (1-855-886-7372).

Sarah Lawrence College Theatre presents "All's Well That Ends Well" - Yonkers Public Library - Grinton I. Will Branch
May 04, 2013 - Yonkers

Sarah Lawrence College Theatre presents "All's Well That Ends Well," by William Shakespeare. Directed by Michael Early. In the Joan T. Pincus Auditorium. Approximate running time: 90 minutes. Shakespeare's play, "All's Well That Ends Well," is a world of trickery and heartbreak with a dose of some double-dealing tossed in. The play's action moves from a rural manor, to the court of a dying King, to a battlefield, and back to the manor again. This Sarah Lawrence College Outreach/Theatre Program production is part of a Shakespearean Tour of Yonkers, and is performed by graduate students. This program is free and open to the public. The library is handicapped accessible.

Sleeping Beauty - Take One Performing Arts, LLC
May 04, 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 [email protected]

The Daisy Jopling Band featuring East Hampton High School Chanterelle and Far East Fiddle Club - Guild Hall
May 04, 2013 - East Hampton

After highly successful tours in Europe, world-renowned classical/rock violinist Daisy Jopling, heralded by Time Out Magazine as a "sublimely gifted musician," returns to Guild Hall with her band and an electrifying new program. Performing new arrangements of pop and rock songs, new originals, and modern arrangements of the great classics, Daisy will spotlight some of East Hampton's most talented young musicians: the violinist Brandon White, the East Hampton High School Chanterelle under David Douglas, and the Far East Fiddle Club under Troy Grindle.

Playgroups 25th Annual MayFair - Playgroups School
May 04, 2013 - East Setauket

This is a family fun event geared towards children 6 and under, featuring pony rides, games, crafts, food, entertainment and raffles. To be held rain or shine.

A Year With Frog And Toad - CM Performing Arts Center
May 04, 2013 - Oakdale

Waking from hibernation in the spring, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding, and learn life lessons along the way. The two best friends celebrate and rejoice in the differences that make them unique.

Baby Animal Day - Suffolk County Farm & Education Center
May 04, 2013 - Yaphank

Come to the farm and meet the newest arrivals. Bring the whole family for a day of fun, food, crafts, a wagon ride and family games. Wagon rides $2.

Travels With Charley Dog Walk - Bay Street Theatre
May 04, 2013 - Sag Harbor

Bay Street Theatre is partnering with Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons (ARF) in honoring Steinbeck Weekend. The Dog Walk is similar to a 5k or walk-a-thon. There's an entrance fee of $25 ($35 day of event) and funds are raised when entrants ask folks to sponsor them with a donation. A grand prize will be awarded to the person who brings in the most amount of money raised. Proceeds from this fundraiser benefit ARF and Bay Street Theatre.

THE WIZARD OF OZ - The Suffolk Theater
May 04, 2013 - Riverhead

Enjoy the classic 1939 film on the big screen as it was intended to be seen. Feel free to dress as your favorite Wizard of Oz character, or at least dress in emerald green. Special prizes will be awarded. Have some fun with a Wizard of Oz Trivia as well as other Ozian fun and games and sing-a-long with all your favorite Wizard of Oz songs too.

Cherry Blossom Festival--Sakura Matsuri - Charles B Wang Center
May 04, 2013 - Stony Brook

Welcome Spring to Long Island the Japanese way with the exciting sounds of the Taiko Drums, the elegance of Japanese dance and music and a wondrous array of Japanese cultural exhibits and events for the entire family.

Herb Gardening in Pots & Beds: Planting with the Pros Garden Workshop Garden - Garden of Eve Farm
May 04, 2013 - Riverhead

Learn all about herbs, and plant your own herb garden to take home. RSVP online.

Calling All Shopping Beauties... - Mall At The Source
May 04, 2013 - Westbury

We know what "Girls Like": fabulous day of shopping, pampering, sampling, networking, fashion,fashion jewelry and most of all enjoy time with your girlfriends. Come for complimentary drinks, pass hors d'oeuvres, live music and so much more. The evening will be topped off with a mini fashion show from our very own Ms.Fashionista. So, grab your favorite girlfriend and lets get these bloggers and media something to talk about on Long Island beacuse it's a Girlies Girl World.

Watson Adventures’ Secrets of Central Park Scavenger Hunt - Central Park
May 04, 2013 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a unique scavenger hunt for adults in Central Park! See the best of the park and discover places you might never otherwise visit. Highlights include a bird sanctuary (find out why birds won’t go near it), the Carousel (featured in Catcher in the Rye), the Dairy (yes, kids could once get fresh milk there from farms outside the city), Strawberry Fields (almost named for Bing Crosby!), the Sheep Meadow (and, nearby, the former nightspot for the sheep, now Tavern on the Green), the Mall (intended to be the only straight path in the park), Bethesda Fountain and the Lake (made from a swamp). Along the way, you’ll uncover hidden messages, secret symbols, writing in the sky, movie and TV locations, hidden history and Balto the wonder dog. Advance purchase is required via http://www.watsonadventures.com. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT.

Watson Adventures’ Murder at the Met Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
May 04, 2013 - New

Join Watson Adventures on a murder mystery scavenger hunt! A curator's been murdered at the Metropolitan Museum, but he's left a trail of clues connected with secrets in works of art. As your team gathers answers about the art, you'll learn a sordid tale revolving around a planned purchase of a rare painting by Leonardo da Vinci. You’ll have to crack a secret code in order to solve this murder. Price includes museum admission. Advance purchase is required. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT.

Watson Adventures’ Grand Central Scramble Family Scavenger Hunt - Grand Central Terminal
May 04, 2013 - New York

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

'Hollow' - The Players Theatre
May 04, 2013 - Greenwich Village

"Hollow," inspired by "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," a comical ghost story featuring Ichabod Crane and his hapless attempt to win the heart and hand of Katrina Van Tassel. The musical is written by Michael Sgouros and Brenda Bell.

MCW Presents Jazz Uncorked! - Music Conservatory of Westchester
May 04, 2013 - White Plains

May Is National Chamber Music Month and The Music Conservatory of Westchester presents an evening of Chamber Music & Wine with MCW faculty member, Rale Micic. Cost is $15. Wine tasting courtesy of Corx Wine and Liquor of White Plains. For more information, visit musicconservatory.org and jazzuncorked.eventbrite.com.

Reviving the Renaissance: Sidewalk Chalk Contest - Torly Kid
May 04, 2013 - Tribeca

Kids get a chance to show off their artistic skills during Torly Kid's first ever sidewalk chalk contest. Each child will get a concrete square frame to sketch their interpretation of famous pieces of art. Prizes will be awarded.

Spaghetti and Meatballs Cupcake Kids - Taste Buds Kitchen
May 04, 2013 - Upper West Side

Attend an Italian themed class and make sweet spaghetti and meatball cupcakes.

Saturday Night Dance Parties | Argentine Tango - 92nd Street Y
May 04, 2013 - New York

Perhaps the most seductive of ballroom dances. Tangos, milongas, valses and Latin musica tropica, hosted by Karina Romero and Dardo Galletto. Jackets required for men.

Big Apple Comedy Jam - Beacon Theatre
May 04, 2013 - New York

Featuring Sheryl Underwood, Tommy Davidson, Arnez J and Tony Rock.

Alejandro Sanz - Radio City Music Hall
May 04, 2013 - New York

Saturday Cinco De Mayo Pre Party with Dalton - Hudson Terrace
May 04, 2013 - New York

Hudson Terrace Saturday Cinco De Mayo Pre Party with Dalton. Saturday, May 4th. Cinco de Drink-O Part 1. at Hudson Terrace. 621 W46th Street between 11th and 12th Avenues. New York, NY. Music by Dalton and Scottie Cortorreal. EDM (Electronic Dance Music). Doors open at 3pm. Ends at 9pm. Admission: Early Bird Admission - Ladies $10. Early Bird Admission - Male $20. To purchase tickets, go to http://thedreamvine.com/ericvirgil1/cinco-de-drinko-part-1 For more information, text 917-664-2686, email [email protected] or go to http://www.ericvirgil.com Drink Specials: Drinks Specials from 3pm-430pm 2 For 1 Beers and Half Off Tequila Shots Dresscode: Dress to impress Age: 21 and over, Proper ID To rsvp or more information, text Eric Virgil 917-664-2686, email [email protected], or go to http://www.ericvirgil.com Hudson Terrace, with its magnificent urban vista, is an unparalleled entertainment destination. Discreetly tucked at the edge of midtown along the Hudson River, this spectacular haven of serene opulence offers unforgettable venue amenities. The Hudson Terrace event venue imaginatively unites intimate interiors with all-season exterior spaces. Erected from imported heirloom woods, handcrafted tiles and treasured stone, the venue promises nothing short of uncompromised artistry.

Meet Gustafer Yellowgold - Ottendorfer Public Library
May 04, 2013 - East Village

Gustafer Yellowgold's Show is a multi-media performance of live music, animated illustrations and storytelling. Since his creation by Morgan Taylor in 2005, Gustafer Yellowgold has become an international phenomenon, acclaimed by The New York Times which described Gustafer as "a cross between Yellow Submarine and Dr. Seuss."

Kentucky Derby Party - S PRIME
May 04, 2013 - Long Island City

S PRIME, the cutting-edge steakhouse in Long Island City, Queens, will air the Kentucky Derby on their bar's flat screen TVs, plus dole out Mint Julep cocktails ($12), half-priced beer and wine, and offer $1 oysters from 6 pm to 7 pm. Stay for dinner after, as S PRIME’s new spring menu boasts dishes like Agave-braised Pork Belly with pickled Napa cabbage and Foie Gras with rhubarb compote and brioche French toast, plus incredible steaks that are dry-aged on the premises.

Watch the Kentucky Derby at Ben & Jack's Steakhouse - Ben & Jack's Steakhouse
May 04, 2013 - New York

Ben & Jack's, a classic New York meat Mecca in the Flatiron District, will host a Kentucky Derby viewing party at the bar featuring drink specials from 4 pm to 8 pm. Glasses of house wine will be $7.95, pints of beer will be $5.45 and most cocktails will be less than $10. Of course, make sure to check out Ben & Jack’s full menu, complete with crave-worthy items like Baked Clams, Sizzling Canadian Bacon and Prime Rib.

The Good Life Saturdays with Dalton - Highline Ballroom
May 04, 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 [email protected] or go to www.ericvirgil.com. Music by: Dj Vitale 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 [email protected] or go to www.ericvirgil.com Instragram: ericvirgil facebook: facebook.com/ericvirgil

Get Moving New York!! - Gedney Park
May 04, 2013 - Chappaqua

The mission of NYS AHPERD is to support, encourage, facilitate, advocate for, and promote physically active and healthy lifestyles through school and community programs in Health Education, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. This first-time event is a trail walk/jog family event to promote physical activity. NYS AHPERD is a professional organization made up of 11 Zones and each Zone hosts GET MOVING NY events advocating for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. kick off this first time event! To register go to: surveymonkey.com/s/getmovingny.

Coastal Chordsmen present 'Turn Up Your Radio' - Stratford Theater
May 04, 2013 - Stratford

“Redhot and Blue,” Yale University’s oldest a cappella singing group, has performed everywhere from the streets of Paris to the halls of the White House. The group will perform at the Coastal Chordsmen Barbershop Chorus’ annual show.

Stephen Petronio Company - Joyce Theater
Through May 05, 2013 - New York

Stephen Petronio Company presents the world premiere of LIKE LAZARUS DID, an evening-length work inspired by the mythology of resurrection. Petronio and his powerhouse dancers explore notions of transformation and rebirth with their trademark "visceral thrill... unlike anything offered by other contemporary choreographers" (The New York Times). Collaborators include composer Son Lux, performing live with members of yMusic; The Young People's Chorus of New York City (Francisco Nunez, Director); visual artist Janine Antoni; and lighting designer Ken Tabachnick.

ALBEE SQUARE FARMERS MARKET TO OPEN - Albee Square Farmers Market
Through May 05, 2013 - Brooklyn

The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership will be opening a farmers market at Albee Square (Corner of Fulton and Bond Streets), the grand opening is Saturday, May 4th starting at 11:00 AM. It will feature cultural performances from the BEAT Festival and a cooking demonstration by gourmet chef Tanya Tracy. The Albee Square Farmers Market will run twice a week on Thursdays from 10 am – 4 pm and Saturdays 11 am – 5 pm – through November 23. EBT tokens and WIC checks will be accepted. Up to 15 vendors will participate in the market’s first year and in late November and December 2013, the market will shift to a holiday theme offering seasonal products and crafts. Planned vendors for the first season include Dutchess County’s Migliorelli Farm, selling locally-grown produce; Tierra Farm, selling dried fruits and nuts; Fort Greene’s Le Petit Bakery, selling breads and baked goods; and Robibero Family Vineyards, selling Hudson Valley wine. Other planned vendors include Amelia’s Florist, Original Delancey Street Peanut Company, Meredith Bread, Anthis Greek Food, Yona’s Gourmet Delights, High Mountain Foods, Vesco Food, Café Mavi Express, and Provence en Boite.

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.

Rihanna - Barclays Center
Through May 05, 2013 -

Barclays Center is not about to stop the music so be there when Rihanna's Diamonds World Tour dazzles in Brooklyn and this pop princess blows the roof off of NYC's newest state-of-the-art arena!

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.

The Quiet Volume & Cue China (Elsewhere, Offshore) - NYU's Bobst Library & The Schomburg Center
Through May 05, 2013 - New York

UK-based artist Ant Hampton in collaboration with Tim Etchells explore a new type of automatic, self-generating performance (Autoteatro) in two New York premieres co-presented by Performance Space 122 and the PEN World Voices Festival: The Quiet Volume - Ant Hampton and Tim Etchells - April 29 - May 5 - NYU Bobst Library | 70 Washington Square S | NYC - Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture | 515 Malcolm X Boulevard | NYC - Reservations recommended - visit ps122.org - Co-presented by Performance Space 122 and PEN World Voices Festival - The Quiet Volume, a collaboration between Ant Hampton and Tim Etchells, exposes the strange magic at the heart of the reading experience. A self-generated and ‘automatic’ performance, Autoteatro, for two at a time experienced in the reading room of a library, audience members sit side-by-side taking cues from words both written and whispered – via an iPod and headphones – and find themselves burrowing an unlikely path through a pile of books. Available in English and Spanish. New York premiere supported by the British Council. Duration: 55 minutes – 1 hour Cue China (Elsewhere, Offshore) - Ant Hampton - May 1 – 5 - NYU Bobst Library | 70 Washington Square S | NYC - Reservations recommended - visit ps122.org - Co-presented by Performance Space 122 and PEN World Voices Festival - An Autoteatro experience for two, Cue China (Elsewhere, Offshore) asks the pair to face each other through a glass teleprompter, which reveals a video conversation between creator Ant Hampton and a recently injured factory worker from China. This real footage is nestled within a curious fiction: over time the audience’s identities begin to literally merge with someone too often perceived as voiceless, ‘faceless’ and conveniently distant. Duration: 35 minutes Single Tickets $10 | purchase online ps122.org - For an audience of two; tickets can be purchased individually or in pairs - Please arrive 10 minutes before your ticketed time - Facebook: facebook.com/ps122 twitter: @PS122

Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr - Ridgefield Playhouse
Through May 05, 2013 - Ridgefield

Performed for kids by kids. In a magical kingdom fathoms below, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, she'll have to defy her father King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, and convince Prince Eric that she's the girl with the enchanting voice.

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.

Guided Tour - Pacific War: USS Intrepid in WWII - Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Through May 05, 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.

Be Green Kids Spring 2013 Consignment Sale - Mapleton Catering Facility at Good Counsel
Through May 05, 2013 - White Plains

A consignment event is a 4-day event in rented space, set up just like a store, where parents from all over sell their outgrown, gently used kids items for 50-90% off retail prices. Clothes, toys, books, DVDs, equipment (high chairs, strollers, bath equipment), nursery furniture (activity centers, pack 'n' plays) and much, much more! By offering a safe setting for parents to buy and sell gently used children's items, the sale participants hope to reduce the impact their little ones have on the environment, as well as reduce the impact on their wallets. The recycling movement has gathered plenty of momentum in recent years. Resources are being reclaimed, and fewer items are entering our landfills. However, there is still so much to be done. At the Be Green Kids Consignment events, top-quality, new and gently used items are resold from parent to parent at a fraction of the original price, thereby reducing the effect that the production and disposal of these items has on the environment. Being a seller or a buyer at these events, lets parents be green in two ways, saving the environment AND saving money!

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.

The Twentieth Century - The Arclight Theater
Through May 05, 2013 - New York

Gotham Radio Theatre invites you aboard The Twentieth Century. It's non-stop laughs in this screwball comedy as a failing Broadway producer, glamorous Hollywood star, religious zealot and others make their way from Chicago to New York aboard the Twentieth Century train! The cast includes Michael Iannucci as Oscar Jaffe, Laura Leopard as Lily Garland, Bob Ader as O'Malley and various roles, Jill Ahrold as Ida Webb and Matt Amira as George Smith and Mr. Clark. The radio play was adapted and directed by Sydnie Grosberg Ronga. They will perform on Saturday May 4th at 3 and 7pm and on Sunday May 5th at 3pm at the Arclight Theater at 152 West 71st. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $15 for seniors and students. Tickets can be reserved through the GRT website (http://gothamradiotheatre.com). Take a tour through our site for more information on the season, tickets and cast information, www.gothamradiotheatre.com About Gotham Radio Theatre - Much like the radio hour serials of a bygone era, Gotham Radio performs classics from theatre, literature and the silver screen in little more than 60 minutes, with live sound and music, and actors playing multiple roles. Gotham actors portray fictional 1940's stars of stage, screen and radio who perform the Gotham radio play. These 40's personalities are long running characters and bring the audience an added entertaining dimension of a 'show within a show’.

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.

Pen World Voices Festival - Various locations
Through May 05, 2013 -

At the ninth annual PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature, noted authors from around the world gather at venues across the City for this weeklong event, sharing their work, ideas and inspiration with each other and the general public. Opening night reading at The Great Hall, Cooper Union, 7 East 7th Street., $25. Guests include A. Igoni Barrett, Najwan Darwish, Jamaica Kincaid, David Frakt, Darrel Vandeveld, Joy Harjo, Ursula Krechel, Earl Lovelace, Pierre Michon, Vaddey Ratner.

2nd Annual Port Jefferson Boater's Maritime Festival - Port Jefferson Chamber of Commerce
Through May 05, 2013 - Port Jefferson

The entire village is the setting for this family-friendly celebration of the harbor and its maritime heritaage. There will be a boat show, live demonstrations, water activities, boat building, touch tank, sailing instruction, food, music and pirates.

High School Musical 2 - Dix Hills Performing Arts Center
Through May 05, 2013 - Dix Hills

The season kicks off with the award-winning Five Towns College Theater Division presenting The Disney Channel's sequel to the blockbuster movie that led to some of the most popular shows of the same genre like Glee, American Idol and many others.

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.

Silhouettes by Andrea Peitsch - ArtsCetera
Through May 05, 2013 - Cobble Hill

Silhouette artist Andrea Peitsch returns to ArtsCetera to create the ultimate one-of-a-kind gift for the marvelous moms and matriarchs in your life. A five-minute sitting yields a custom, heirloom quality, hand-cut silhouette that will become a family treasure. Perfect for Mother’s Day.

Ann Hampton Callaway and Her Quintet - From Sassy to Divine: A Celebration of Sarah Vaughan - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
Through May 05, 2013 - New York

Ann Hampton Callaway returns to Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola to pay tribute to NEA Jazz Master and Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner Sarah Vaughan, the singer to whom Callaway is most often compared.

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta - Teqa NYC
Through May 05, 2013 - New York

Come celebrate Cinco de Mayo in luxury style at Teqa! Good food, great drinks and best of all? The fiesta lasts all weekend. Enjoy live music, amazing drinks, and delicious Mexican, at any one of our special events. There’s something for everyone this weekend, and every package includes a deal for 20% off drink specials. While the sun shines, try the Brunch for Two package, which includes entrees, drinks, and delicious churros for dessert, or make it a group outing with the same deal for Brunch for Four! Outdoor seating is available. And after dark, enjoy 2 nights of our Taco and Margarita Festival! Dance to live music and world-renowned DJs. Admission includes a plate of tacos, a signature margarita or beer, and delectable chips and salsa. If you’re a party animal who stays up late, you don’t want to miss our Closing Party. A 1-hour open Margarita bar, unlimited chips and salsa, and lively dancing await. Why now take things up a notch with our VIP Table package? Up to 4 people get reserved table seating, a margarita pitcher and a beer bucket in addition to the fun and food of this dynamic party. So what are you waiting for? With something for everyone, Teqa is the place to be this Cinco de Mayo weekend. ¡Arriba!

Cinco de Mayo Weekend Extravaganza - Mad Dog & Beans
Through May 05, 2013 - New York

Mad Dog & Beans Mexican Cantina, home of New York City's famous Mad Dog Margaritas, will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo this year like never before. The casual-upscale Mexican restaurant, located on the historic Stone Street in the Financial District, features a traditional Mexican menu and a warm and rustic dining atmosphere. Mad Dog & Beans will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo with a weekend extravaganza as well as nightly tequila promotions and specials throughout the week. The unique location of Mad Dog & Beans allows guests to dine outdoors on one of the oldest cobblestone streets in the city. The Cinco de Mayo weekend extravaganza will kick off on Friday and will continue into Sunday, May 5th. A mariachi band will serenade patrons on Saturday and Sunday night and guests who attend the festivities will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win one of two $1,000 trip vouchers. For those seeking a unique way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, Mad Dog & Beans is the answer. It's location in the Stone Street Historic District paired with the exceptionally fresh, made to order guacamole and hand squeezed Mad Dog Margaritas made with premium tequila makes for a dining experience unlike any other.

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.

The Song Is You: Jerome Kern Coast to Coast - 92nd Street Y
Through May 06, 2013 - New York

The greatest songwriters revered him. And his songs -- from "All the Things You Are" to "The Way You Look Tonight" -- remain a vital part of our cultural conversation. It is no accident that Jerome Kern is "The Dean."

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.

Mother's Day Plant Sale - Queens Botanical Garden
Through May 12, 2013 - Flushing

Now that spring is here, give Mom (or yourself) the gift of flowers for the windowsill or the garden. A great way to brighten a spring day. While supplies last.

Mother's Day Plant Sale - Queens Botanical Garden
Through May 12, 2013 - Flushing

May 1 through 12 or while supplies last. Give mom (or yourself) the gift of flowers for the windowsill or garden! Visit the QBG Store for an assortment of blooms.

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."

Blood Brothers - Good Shepherd United Methodist Church
Through May 18, 2013 - Astoria

The Tony Nominated and Oliver Award Winning Best Musical BLOOD BROTHERS tells the tragic story of a mother who, unable to support her children, surrenders one of her newborn twins to a childless woman. Unaware that they are brothers, the boys grow up just streets apart in vastly different homes – one wealthy, the other poor. Despite their different upbringings, they become close friends. But when they fall in love with the same girl, their friendship is tested, and their fate sealed.

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 [email protected]

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

An exhibition of color photographs by Charles Freger.

Tim Hetherington - Inner Light: Portraits of the Blind, Sierra Leone 1999-2003 - Yossi Milo Gallery
Through May 18, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of black-and-white photographs.

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 [email protected], 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 [email protected]

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.

Susan Grabel - Venus Comes of Age - Ceres Gallery
Through May 25, 2013 - New York

Grabel's cast paper sculptures, collagraph prints and collages explore the reality of the older woman's body. Through repetition, humor and classical references, she challenges the conventional biases about the aging female body and validates women's experiences of themselves.

Judy Werlin - Spontaneous Generation II - Ceres Gallery
Through May 25, 2013 - New York

The continuation of an exploration of the nature and future of life. Wall sculptures made with mixed materials and photographs.

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

Wolf Kahn - Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe
Through May 25, 2013 - New York

The subjects portrayed in Patrick Lee's graphite drawings are threatening and aggressive in appearance. The artist approaches these men on the streets of Southern California and photographs them as studies for his drawings. This dialogue and interaction is an essential part of his process.

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.

Pet a Pet - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through May 31, 2013 - Crown Heights

Meet and greet one of the Museums animal friends! Investigate their habitat, diet, and create a unique animal artwork to take home.

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.

Magician Philip Klipper Will Astound You! - Ciao! Restaurant
Through May 31, 2013 - Eastchester

Every Thursday from 6-8pm, Magician Philip Klipper will astound and delight the whole family with his incredible sleight of hand during dinner. May 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30.

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.

We Build NY: A Program Just for Tweens - New York Transit Museum
Through May 31, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Using SketchUp software and images from the museum's archives, budding designers and engineers converge on the Technology Lab for an afternoon of big-city creativity and computer-assisted designs. Limited capacity. Call to register.

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.

Family Science Projects - Hudson River Museum
Through May 31, 2013 - Yonkers

Creative activities inspired by the Museum's collections and exhibitions led by Jr. Docents on three Saturdays from 1-4pm: May 4, 11, and 18. Be a Maker and a Tinkerer! Make machines and robots from controllers, motors, and wires found in the Planetarium's storerooms. Participants' creative inventions will be shown on Astronomy Day, May 19th.

Family Arts Projects - Hudson River Museum
Through May 31, 2013 - Yonkers

Creative activities inspired by the Museum's collections and exhibitions led by Jr. Docents on two Sundays from 1-4pm: May 5 and 12. Led by local artist Dahlia Broul, participants create a large-scale panoramic mural as well as their own miniature panoramas or pocket size "endless landscapes" to take home.

Free Crafts Saturdays - Straight A's
Through May 31, 2013 - White Plains

Every Saturday Straight A's invites kids of all ages to enjoy free arts and crafts. Drop in any time between 1-3pm, no reservation necessary. May 4: Celebrate Cinco de Mayo and make a Fiesta Ring; May 11: Craft a Picture-Perfect Frame for Mom. Bring your own 4" x 6" picture to put in the frame; May 18: Color and Draw a Butterfly Minibook; May 25: Create a Patriotic Flags using your Palms.

Musical - 'HAIR' - White Plains Performing Arts Center (WPPAC)
Through May 31, 2013 - White Plains

Originally produced by the New York Shakespeare Festival Theatre, HAIR tells the story of the "tribe," a group of politically active, long-haired hippies of the "Age of Aquarius," living a bohemian life in New York City and fighting against conscription into the Vietnam War. This musical features the songs "Aquarius," "Good Morning Starshine," "Hair," and "I Believe In Love," among others. Note: as in the original Broadway productions, this show contains strong language and nudity and is not recommended for children younger than 18. Parental discretion is advised. Book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado. Music by Galt MacDermot. Produced for the Broadway Stage by Michael Butler. May 3, 4, 10, 11 at 8pm; May 5 at 2pm.

Pack Chat for Kids (ages 4-8) - Wolf Conservation Center
Through May 31, 2013 - South Salem

An excellent introduction to wolves for families with young children. Kids learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the important role of wolves in the natural world. Guests will visit Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa, and Zephyr, as well as the center's other endangered wolves. Don't forget a camera. Pre-registration required. May 5, 11, and 25 at 11am.

Moby Dick Rehearsed by Orson Wells - Waterfront Museum
Through May 31, 2013 - Red Hook

In 1955, Orson Welles stripped Herman Melville's sprawling masterpiece to its bones, transforming it into a play within a play. Scripts in hand, the actors of Brave New World Repertory Theater transform their space into the docks of Nantucket, the deck of the Captain Ahab's ship, and the wild and wasteful ocean.

Animal Symmetry - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through May 31, 2013 - Crown Heights

Are you a symmetrical creature? Is a snake? Is a sea star? Kids paint an inkblot butterfly, and practice their powers of symmetry.

Marshmallow Geometry - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through May 31, 2013 - Crown Heights

Kids practice making sticky shapes with marshmallows and toothpicks, then test which shape is the strongest to use for building skyscrapers, bridges, and domes!

Move to the Melody - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through May 31, 2013 - Crown Heights

Kids move to the mathematical rhythms from music around the world.

Celebrate National Bike Month - Queens Botanical Garden
Through May 31, 2013 - Flushing

Ride your bicycle to QBG during the month of May and receive 50% off admission. NOTE: bicycles are not allowed inside the Garden -- lock up your wheels at our bike racks and take a stroll to see the flowers!

Butterflies - Long Island Children's Museum
Through May 31, 2013 - Garden City

Come to the Inner Lobby and design your own beautiful butterfly with assorted materials to ?flutter? through your garden. This program runs through May 31.

Community Gallery - Long Island Children's Museum
Through May 31, 2013 - Garden City

Stop by the Community Gallery and view the mixed media artwork created by students from Columbus Avenue School in Freeport. This exhibit runs through May 31.

Animal Encounter - Prospect Park Audubon Center
Through May 31, 2013 - Flatbush

Curious how "Snappy" the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join one of the Park's trained staff in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center's collection.

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.

Radical Figure: Paintings and Drawings from the 1960s and 1970s - George Adams Gallery
Through May 31, 2013 - New York

Featuring works by artist Peter Saul.

The StoryWalk Project at Gedney Park - Chappaqua Public Library
Through May 31, 2013 - Chappaqua

The 2013 StoryWalk will begin directly behind the playground located in the front of Gedney Park. Look for the "StoryWalk" sign. All are welcome to visit this free StoryWalk, which runs through Friday, May 31t. The featured book selection is "and then it's spring," by Julie Fogliano, illustrated by Erin E. Stead. The story perfectly captures those early days of winter-sneaking-into-spring, when we're eagerly searching for any signs of fresh color and new life. And then suddenly, spring is sprung! StoryWalk helps build children's interest in reading, while encouraging healthy outdoor activity for both adults and children. The StoryWalk Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library. The 2013 StoryWalk is brought to you by the New Castle Recreation & Parks Department and The Chappaqua Library.

Family Fondue Sundays - The Melting Pot of White Plains
Through May 31, 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 May from 12-4pm. Visit meltingpot.com/white-plains/specials for details.

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.

James Gortner - The Lovers - Lyons Wier Gallery
Through June 01, 2013 - New York

A series of paintings based on Gortner's relationship with photographer Carolina Palmgren, the symbolism found in the Tarot, and his theories on artistic production.

John Morse - Einstein and Friends - Luise Ross Gallery
Through June 01, 2013 - New York

For John Morse, collage is a liberation from the constraints of using realistic color. He manipulates found paper and fashions his imagery with colorful inventiveness. This will be his first one-man exhibition at Luise Ross Gallery.

John Baldessari - Eight Soups - Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl
Through June 01, 2013 - New York

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.

Dike Blair : Sculpture - Feature Inc
Through June 02, 2013 - New York

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

Tracey Emin - I Followed You to the Sun - Lehmann Maupin
Through June 08, 2013 - New York

A two-part exhibition featuring over 100 works of art, including a series of new bronze sculptures, paintings and drawings, embroideries, and a short film.

Anselm Kiefer: Morgenthau Plan - Gagosian Gallery
Through June 08, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of recent paintings and sculpture by Anselm Kiefer, which further explores the historical and formal concerns of "Morgenthau Plan," his exhibition that inaugurated Gagosian Le Bourget in Paris last October.

Kim Dorland - Ghosts of You and Me - Mike Weiss Gallery
Through June 08, 2013 - New York

Canadian artist Kim Dorland's third solo exhibition at the gallery, a "tour-de-force of large-scale oil works on canvas that transport us to a place of heightened psychological portent as they transfix us with an undeniably sensual physicality."

Claudio Bravo - Paintings: 1974-2011 - Marlborough New York
Through June 08, 2013 - New York

Bravo's first show since his untimely demise in 2011, with approximately 40 oils on canvas which were executed during the time he was represented by Marlborough.

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.

Spencer Finch - Fathom - James Cohan Gallery
Through June 15, 2013 - New York

Brooklyn-based artist Spencer Finch pursues the most elusive and ineffable of experiences through his work -- from the color of a sunset outside a Monument Valley motel room to the afternoon breeze by Walden Pond, the shadows of passing clouds in the yard of Emily Dickinson's home or the light in a Turner painting. With both a scientific approach to gathering data and a true poetic sensibility, Finch's installations, sculptures and works on paper filter perception through the lens of nature, history, literature and personal experience.

Philip Taaffe - Luhring Augustine
Through June 15, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of work by the American painter (b. 1955).

Alexi Worth - DC Moore Gallery
Through June 15, 2013 - New York

Philip Taaffe - Luhring Augustine
Through June 15, 2013 - New York

Sandi Haber Fifield: After the Threshold - Rick Wester Fine Art (RWFA)
Through June 15, 2013 - New York

The inaugural exhibition at the Chelsea photography gallery's new location.

Philip Taaffe - Recent Work - Luhring Augustine
Through June 15, 2013 - New York

Taaffe's first solo show of paintings in New York in six years continues to reveal the artist as a philosopher of painting, offering compelling meditations on art and culture, both contemporary and historical, and visual ruminations on the interrelated families of forms and images in art, architecture, and archaeology.

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.

Torah Unwrapped - Jewish Children's Museum
Through June 16, 2013 - Brooklyn

Children explore the process of making a Torah during this interactive workshop. Uncover the history of 100-year-old scrolls. See and handle unfinished hides for parchment, mix ink, fashion goose-feather quills, and watch the scribe as he practices his "scribal scribble" on a piece of parchment.

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.

A Year With Children 2013 - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through June 19, 2013 - New York

Learning Through Art, the pioneering arts-education program of the Guggenheim Museum, presents A Year with Children 2013, an exhibition that showcases selected artworks by New York City public-school students in grades two through six.

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.

A Year with Children 2013 - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through June 19, 2013 - Upper East Side

Learning Through Art (LTA), the pioneering arts education program of the Guggenheim Museum, presents A Year with Children 2013, an exhibition that showcases select artworks by local students in grades two through six. These students participated in a year-long artist residency, which partners professional teaching artists with classroom teachers in each of the city's five boroughs to design collaborative projects that explore art and ideas related to the classroom curriculum. Approximately one hundred creative and imaginative works, including assemblage, collages, drawings, paintings, prints, photographs, and sculptures, will be on display during this six-week installation. For more information, visit guggenheim.org/lta.

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.

The Park - Paintings by Erik Benson - Arsenal Gallery
Through June 20, 2013 - New York

Erik Benson's new series of paintings, created with thousands of shapes hand-cut from dried sheets of acrylic paint, depict colorful but eerily abandoned playgrounds in stark urban landscapes. The Park expands on Benson's interest in playgrounds, particularly in the play structures' boldly unnatural and manmade coloring. The jungle gyms appear to sit on top of the surface rather than integrating with the landscape -- a metaphor for his own painting techniques. These exquisite compositions of urban landscape will be exhibited in collaboration with Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art LLC.

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

Garth Weiser - Casey Kaplan Gallery
Through June 22, 2013 - New York

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!

Paolo Ventura - The Infinite City - Hasted Kraeutler
Through June 22, 2013 - New York

Paolo Ventura's Infinite City is composed of sets of unique hand painted, 4" x 5" Polaroids. The works are groups of either 5 or 10 images, all framed individually, but hung together to create a skyline of an imagined city. Inspiration for the infinite skyline came from trips the artist took on the "Q" train, from Brooklyn to Manhattan with Italian writer Italo Calvino's book, Invisible Cities, in tow. In a conversation between two characters, Calvino's book explores imagination and what is possible through the descriptions of cities. The book consists of brief prose poems describing 55 cities, where there are short dialogues between the two characters, interspersed every five to ten cities. The book is structured around an interlocking pattern of numbered sections, where the length of each section's title graphically outlines a continuously oscillating city skyline.

Jannis Kounellis - Cheim & Read
Through June 22, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of new work by Greek-born, Italian artist Jannis Kounellis. This exhibition incorporates the themes and concerns of Kounellis's best known work, while also reacting to and engaging with the gallery as a unique space.

Tim Hawkinson - Pace Gallery
Through June 22, 2013 - New York

New work by the singular Tim Hawkinson, presenting sculptures that concentrate on issues of traction, gravity, motion, and surfaces, including works made from and inspired by elements found in the artist's California garden.

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 - Here and There - 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.

2013 Outdoor Junior Program - Go Tennis Programs
Through June 23, 2013 - Bayside

Join George Garland and the professional staff for the 2013 Outdoor Junior Program. Sessions are available afterschool and on weekends too.

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.

Face Time- Self and Identity in Expressionist Portraiture - Galerie St. Etienne
Through June 28, 2013 - New York

Featuring artists including Beckmann, Corinth, Otto Dix, Klimt, Kollwitz, Schiele, and many others.

Carlos Cruz-Diez - Circumstances and Ambiguity of Color - Maxwell Davidson
Through June 28, 2013 - New York

The acclaimed Op-art master's first one-man exhibition in New York since 1976.

Siobhan McBride: 2013 Alexander Rutsch Award and Solo Exhibition - Pelham Art Center
Through June 29, 2013 - Pelham

Siobhan McBride is the winner of this year's Rutsch Award. Step into the dream-like world of her paintings during her solo show. Through June 29.

Siobhan McBride: 2013 Alexander Rutsch Award and Solo Exhibition - Pelham Art Center
Through June 29, 2013 - Pelham

Pelham Art Center is pleased to announce Siobhan McBride as the winner of this year's Rutsch Award. Stop into the dream-like world of her paintings during her solo exhibition.

Richard Misrach - Pace Gallery
Through June 29, 2013 - New York

New work by the American photographer.

Breastfeeding Support Group - New York Methodist Hospital
Through June 30, 2013 -

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

Indoor Play - Powerplay
Through June 30, 2013 - Gowanus

Powerplay's play area is an environment that encourages physical and imaginative play. It's indoor play space is a warm embrace for the cold and frosty days. It provides amenities of a local playground in a fun and inviting atmosphere. Parents and caregivers must supervise their child.

Open Play - The Gym Park
Through June 30, 2013 - Greenpoint

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

Kids' Yoga - Bend and Bloom Yoga
Through June 30, 2013 - Park Slope

Bend and Bloom Yoga offer children's yoga classes. Mondays are for 8-12 year olds. Tuesdays are for 3-5 year olds. Wednesdays are for 6-8 year olds. Kids are allowed to drop in ($18) or register for a series of classes. Family classes for moms and tots are also available.

So Smart Kids Fun Fitness Program - Vee Arnis Jitsu
Through June 30, 2013 - Canarsie

Fitness program helps build self-esteem and confidence, social skills, attention span and focus, gross motor development, and breathing and calming strategies for children with special needs.

Gymnastics - Aviator Sports Center
Through June 30, 2013 - Gravesend

Classes at Aviator's state of the art gymnastic facility is available for the home-schooling community.

Inclusive Weekend Classes - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through June 30, 2013 - SoHo

An opportunity for children with physical disabilities ages 7 and older and their able-bodied siblings or friends to participate in a drop-off art class together. This program is intended to make the museum's art-making accessible to all needs and provide an opportunity for siblings to spend time with each other and with peers who have similar experiences.If a child with a physical disability doesn't have a sibling to attend the session with him or her, the child may bring along a friend instead. Each session offers a new workshop that is designed to meet the needs of the participants. This program is staffed with CMA teaching artists and a licensed occupational therapist(s). This program is based on a class-like model in which the teaching artists and the OT work to facilitate the group experience, with a keen eye towards the special needs of the participants;?if your child requires dedicated one-on-one attention you should consider bringing a paraprofessional or other adult to help facilitate your child's experience. Parents are encouraged to drop off their children, though they are welcome to stay if they wish or remain close by in another part of the museum. To sign up for a session, discuss your child's needs with the program director in advance of the session. Contact Rachel for more information at [email protected]

The Sau-Wing Lam Collection of Rare Italian Stringed Instruments - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through June 30, 2013 - New York

The Sau-Wing Lam collection of violin-family instruments is one of the most important collections of bowed Italian stringed instruments ever assembled by a private individual. Sau-Wing Lam (1923-1988) was born in Shanghai, China, where he graduated with a degree in economics from the prestigious Saint John's University. In 1948 he moved to New York City and eventually became the president of the Dah Chong Hong Trading Corporation, Inc., an import-export business that founded some of the most successful automobile dealerships in the country. An amateur violinist and violist, Lam bought his first important violin in the 1960s and assembled his impressive collection of violins and bows over the next twenty-five years. His holdings eventually included such significant instruments as the "Baltic" violin by Giuseppe Guarneri "del Gesu," the "Bavarian" and "Scotland University" violins by Antonio Stradivari, the "ex Collin" violin by Nicolo Amati, an extremely early viola by Andrea Amati, and Lam's favorite violin, an instrument by Giuseppe Guarneri, one of his earliest acquisitions. Sau-Wing Lam enjoyed sharing his collection and regularly opened his home to scholars, dealers, and musicians. The family hosted impromptu chamber concerts and passionate discussions about music that would last well into the early morning hours. On the twenty-fifth anniversary of Mr. Lam's death, the collection is being exhibited here for the first time in the United States.

Story Time with Emily - The Moxie Spot
Through June 30, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Emily, The Moxie Spot's resident storyteller, reads for the young and impressionable.

Sing-along with Andrew - The Moxie Spot
Through June 30, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Hear stories, sing, dance, then eat!

Dance Around with Nat - The Moxie Spot
Through June 30, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Nat, the Moxie Spot's proprietor, leads an hour of dancing and music.

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.

Classic Cinema Screenings - Museum Of The Moving Image
Through June 30, 2013 - Astoria

Enjoy daily screenings of episodes of classic movie serials in Tut's Fever Movie Palace, an artwork by Red Grooms and Lysiane Luong that pays homage to the movie palace. From May 1 through June 30, see selected episodes of The Muppet Show, with a new special guest host each week.

Meet and Greet: Creatures of the Sea - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through June 30, 2013 - Crown Heights

Kids discover the diversity of life under the sea by exploring marine animals up close and personal.

Tales of Wonder - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through June 30, 2013 - Crown Heights

Kids travel to far away places in their imaginations by listening to tales from around the world.

Sensory Room Family Hours - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through June 30, 2013 - Crown Heights

The Museum's inclusive sensory space engages children of all abilities. This room provides a welcoming environment for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and Sensory Integration disorder.

With a Single Step: Stories in the Making of America - Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA)
Through June 30, 2013 - Lower Manhattan

Perfect for Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, this exhibition traces history in a way that is easy for kids to understand. It's interactive and celebrates the many accomplishments and contributions Asian Americans have made over the past 160 years.

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.

Adhocracy - New Museum
Through July 07, 2013 - New York

The exhibition explores a new direction in contemporary design through twenty-five projects -- presented through artifacts, objects, and films. In the place of standardized, industrialized perfection, the exhibition embraces imperfection as evidence of an emerging force of identity, individuality, and nonlinearity in design.

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.

Pre-Columbian Remix: The Art of Enrique Chagoya, Demián Flores, Rubén Ortiz-Torres, and Nadín Ospina - Neuberger Museum of Art
Through July 14, 2013 - Purchase

The Neuberger Museum of Art of Purchase College reopens on Sunday, April 28th with the provocative exhibition, "Pre-Columbian Remix: The Art of Enrique Chagoya, Demián Flores, Rubén Ortiz-Torres, and Nadín Ospina." (The Museum had been closed for ten months during extensive renovation work.) The memory of pre-Columbian cultures, of its icons and myths, is ever present throughout Latin America. In fact, in most Latin American countries, the very idea of Pre-Columbian heritage (indigenous culture before European colonization) has been a strategy to reinforce national unity. But this trend is being challenged by four leading Latin American artists, whose work is the focus of the exhibition, "Pre-Columbian Remix," on view at the Neuberger Museum of Art, from April 28 through July 14, 2013. By fusing ancient Aztec, Mayan, or Incan art forms with pop-culture imagery in an ironic and often humorous manner, the artists address present day concerns relating to universal themes of consumption, corruption, and globalization. The result is an engaging, provocative, 21st-century composite portrait. Re-mixed, and renewed, the past becomes accessible under very different perspectives. "By re-mixing elements from different times and places in novel ways, the work of the artists presented here offers a new reading of history," notes Patrice Giasson, curator of the exhibition. "The past is not conceived as a long narrative of successive events in time, but rather as something integrated into the present. This allows the artists to inscribe their own time and concerns into the historical framework." "Pre-Columbian Remix" features more than 90 works of art, including stone sculptures, lithographs, large-scale paintings, platinum and cyanotype prints, and a monumental outdoor inflatable sculpture, on loan from different locations in the Americas (Bogota, Mexico City, San Diego, New Jersey, New York). The works are by Enrique Chagoya, Demian Flores, Ruben Ortiz Torres, and Nadin Ospina. Enrique Chagoya (b. 1953, Mexico City, Mexico; lives and works in San Francisco, CA) Chagoya makes paintings and prints about the changing nature of culture. By juxtaposing secular, popular, and religious symbols, he creates deceptively friendly points of entry for the discussion of complex issues. Pop icons such as Mickey Mouse and Superman are placed side by side with ancient sacred images to create a tension and dialogue between different cultures. The artist addresses colonialism and oppression. Explains Chagoya: "Cultures are transformed and often completely destroyed by conquering ones. The world is endlessly re-mapped and re-named, with new rules and rulers in recurrent holocausts...This is the raw material for my art." Demian Flores (b. 1971, Oaxaca, Mexico; lives and works in Mexico City and Oaxaca) This is the first exhibition of Demian Flores' work in New York, and the most complete survey exhibition he has had in the United States to date. With an intense, direct style, Flores anchors his work in the reality of contemporary Mexico. He mixes images from Mexico's past and present – pre-Columbian warriors, fertility figures, and pyramids, with present day comic book characters and appropriated images from pop culture, such as baseball, soccer, and boxing. This hybrid product reflects controlled violence, and his concerns about the survival of pre-Columbian roots in a world increasingly homogenized by globalization and a different sort of colonization achieved by the bombardment and power of mass media imagery. All this, the artist believes, leads to alienation and a cultural identity crisis in Oaxacan communities. Ruben Ortiz-Torres (b. 1964, Mexico City, Mexico; lives and works in Los Angeles and San Diego, CA) The work of Ortiz-Torres also addresses hybridization, the blend of Mexican and American cultures and what happens when those cultures come together. A resident of Los Angeles, Ortiz-Torres is concerned with transnational cultural media and objects...photography, video, film, painting, baseball caps, custom cars, machinery, puppets, and the collisions of art and culture. "My work interacts with the cultural and iconographic post-national chaos," he once commented. He sees uncertainty, dislocation, and the creative compromises that characterize peoples and places--and considers the possibilities. With the world in transition, he addresses the implications of multiculturalism and the politics of identity. Nadin Ospina (b. 1960 Bogota, Colombia; lives and works in Bogota) Pre-Columbian Remix is the most representative and complete exhibition of Ospina's work to be exhibited in New York. It includes works from one of the artist's most significant body of work known as "El Sueño Americano" (The American Dream). This exhibition also includes Ospina's giant inflatable sculpture, "The Stroller," which was presented at the 7th Havana Biennial (2000) and at the 49th Venice Biennial (2001), and on view now for the first time in New York. "Pre-Columbian Remix: The Art of Enrique Chagoya, Demian Flores, Ruben Ortiz-Torres, and Nadin Ospina" is organized by Patrice Giasson, Alex Gordon Associate Curator of Art of the Americas. The exhibition is accompanied by an illustrated catalogue edited by Giasson, with additional essays by Joaquin Barriendos, Jaime Ceron, Serge Gruzinski, and Julian Kreimer. Support for Pre-Columbian Remix is provided by the Friends of the Neuberger Museum of Art, and ArtsWestchester, with support from Westchester County Government. Additional funding is provided by Krytzia and Eugenio Minvielle, the Alex Gordon Estate, and the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York. The Neuberger Museum of Art of Purchase College engages and inspires diverse audiences by actively fostering the study, appreciation, understanding and enjoyment of modern art, African art, and the art of our time. The Museum is located at 735 Anderson Hill Road in Purchase, New York (Westchester).

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.

IMAGES 2013 - Fairfield Museum and History Center
Through July 21, 2013 - Fairfield

Fairfield Museum and History Center's fifth annual juried photography exhibition features a solo photography exhibition by internationally renowned photographer and Connecticut native, Phil Trager. May 3-July 21, 2013.

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.

Exhibit: Distant Landscapes by Todd Shapera - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through July 28, 2013 - Scarsdale

For more than two decades, Todd Shapera has been fortunate to document life in remote corners of the planet. Along the way, he's been passionate about capturing the landscapes, often at dawn or dusk when the light is magical, at far away places including Patagonia, the Himalayas, Yukon Rivers, Siberia, Equatorial Rainforests, African Preserves, and more. All are regions with sensitive ecology that are now threatened by global warming. This exhibit will feature highlights from this work. Exhibit runs through July 28, 2013.

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?

Little Artists - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through July 31, 2013 - Crown Heights

Preschoolers explore arts and crafts in a late morning or early afternoon session.

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.

Cruise Nights - Bear Mountain State Park
Through July 31, 2013 - Bear Mountain

Rod Benders Car Club of New York hosts this popular, summertime event each Wednesday evening through July. Evenings are family-friendly and pets are welcome.

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.

Claes Oldenburg: The Street and The Store - The Museum of Modern Art
Through August 05, 2013 - Midtown West

The new exhibition Claes Oldenburg: The Street and The Store, now open at The Museum of Modern Art, focuses on Oldenburg's early career and brings together a number of the artist's famed soft sculptures: an enormous hamburger seven-feet in diameter; an 11 foot-long ice cream cone; a giant BLT sandwich and a slice of cake; along with smaller sculptures of pastries, cheeseburgers, girls' dresses, and tennis shoes. The exhibition is a very family-friendly environment, for kids of all ages.

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.

Impressionist Masters - Hammer Galleries
Through August 30, 2013 - New York

Featuring works by Degas, Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, and Sisley.

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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Exhibit: "Yorktown: People-Places-Products" - Yorktown Museum
Through October 19, 2013 - Yorktown Heights

Although highlighting Yorktown and its surrounding areas, this exhibit could be about any local town in the Hudson River valley. The dominant structure was the church; hotels and summer cabins abounded before accessibility through the nearby northern and eastern mountains. The coming of the railroad moved the center of town from Crompond to Yorktown Heights. Significant residents in town were painter Wallace Putnam, photographer Consuelo Kanaga, editor William Maxwell, Estee Lauder, Lydia Locke, and actress Ann Francis. Over 30 works by local artists will be featured. Folk artist Walter Liebrock, watercolorist Ann Bower, William Nelson, and other talented painters reproduce the look of the town and its surrounding area. The Sta-Hot electric iron was manufactured in Yorktown, and Clarence Birdseye patented his frozen food idea while living in town. There is now a fledgling winery. This is just a microcosm of the display about Yorktown and its surroundings, and should be a fun and nostalgic visit for all. There are also five permanent exhibit rooms, a gift shop, and research library to round out your visit. The exhibit is open April 27 through October 19.

Exhibit: "Yorktown: People-Places-Products" - Yorktown Museum
Through October 19, 2013 - Yorktown Heights

Although highlighting Yorktown and its surrounding areas, this exhibit could be about any local town in the Hudson River valley. The dominant structure was the church; hotels and summer cabins abounded before accessibility through the nearby northern and eastern mountains. The coming of the railroad moved the center of town from Crompond to Yorktown Heights. Significant residents in town were painter Wallace Putnam, photographer Consuelo Kanaga, editor William Maxwell, Estee Lauder, Lydia Locke, and actress Ann Francis. Over 30 works by local artists will be featured. Folk artist Walter Liebrock, watercolorist Ann Bower, William Nelson, and other talented painters reproduce the look of the town and its surrounding area. The Sta-Hot electric iron was manufactured in Yorktown, and Clarence Birdseye patented his frozen food idea while living in town. There is now a fledgling winery. This is just a microcosm of the display about Yorktown and its surroundings, and should be a fun and nostalgic visit for all. There are also five permanent exhibit rooms, a gift shop, and research library to round out your visit. The exhibit is open April 27 through October 19. Museum hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11am-4pm; Saturdays 1-4pm.

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.

Atlantis Explorer Tour Boat - Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
Through October 31, 2013 - Riverhead

Add extra aquatic adventure to your visit with an interactive cruise aboard the Atlantis Explorer Tour Boat. Over the course of your trip, you and your family participate in hands-on exploration, including trap pulls, horseshoe crab encounters, and a stroll along a remote beach.

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.

Tours - Kykuit, the Rockefeller Estate
Through November 11, 2013 - Sleepy Hollow

Kykuit, the six-story stone house and rolling hilltop estate that served as home to four generations of Rockefellers, is open to visitors beginning Saturday, May 4, through Sunday, Sep. 30, and Nov. 1-11. Open daily Oct 1-31. Kykuit's modern and classical art collection, architecture, and expansive gardens are consistently rated the top attraction in the lower Hudson Valley, and draw tens of thousands of visitors annually. Kykuit, which means "lookout" in Dutch, includes a six-story stone house, multiple terraced gardens, art galleries, outdoor classical and modern sculpture, and commanding Hudson River views. Its hilltop location overlooking the Hudson River and the Palisades is 500 feet above sea level. Visitors to Kykuit learn the story of the Rockefellers, beginning with John D. Rockefeller, founder of Standard Oil, whose business acumen made him the richest man in America in his day. He later became the country's first great philanthropist. By his death in 1937, he had given away more than half his fortune through various philanthropic programs. Visitors can choose from four tours: Classic, Grand, Timesaver, and Selected Highlights. The Classic, ideal for first-time visitors, is a shorter experience than the comprehensive, three-hour Grand. Besides the mansion, both of these tours include time in Kykuit's art galleries, gardens, and Coach Barn, with its collection of horse-drawn carriages, vintage automobiles, and equestrian equipment. The 90-minute Timesaver is ideal for those on tighter schedules, while Selected Highlights maximizes time in the gardens. Visitors can buy tickets online in advance, choosing the exact tour, time, and date they want to visit. Tickets are on sale at hudsonvalley.org. Historic Hudson Valley recommends advanced ticket buying, particularly for weekend tours, which fill up quickly. Besides online, tickets may be purchased by calling 914-631-8200 (service charge additional) or at the Kykuit Visitor Center at Philipsburg Manor in Sleepy Hollow. All tours start at the Kykuit Visitor Center; doors open at 9am.

White Plains Outdoor Farmers' Market - White Plains
Through November 20, 2013 - White Plains

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

Chappaqua Farmers' Market - Chappaqua Train Station
Through November 23, 2013 - Chappaqua

Fresh baked goods, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fruit, hand-made soaps, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, prepared foods, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more. Family-friendly activities every week. Here are some of the vendors: Bombay Emerald Chutney. Indian-style chutneys (mint, plum, and more), samosas, and saag paneer. Bread Alone from Boiceville, NY. Organic breads baked every day using fresh grains and local produce. From rustic miche loaves to San Francisco-style sourdough, as well as their signature Morning Glory Muffins. Chatham Brewery from Old Chatham, NY. Small-batch ales sold in growlers; hard pumpkin, pear, and apple ciders, and old fashioned root beer, also sold in growlers. Clean Ridge Soap from Pound Ridge, NY. Soaps, oils, and lotions, all made from local plants and herbs from the NY area. Coach Farm from Pine Plains, NY. Authentic artisanal goat cheeses fresh from the farm, not sealed in plastic. Also goat's milk yogurts. Cowberry Crossing Farm from Claverack, NY. Farmers, Richardand& Cecile Harrison, are committed to local, humane, sustainable farming, and their farm is certified both organic and biodynamic. Produce, poultry, meat, and eggs. Flourish Baking Company from Scarsdale, NY. Diane Forley and Michael Otsuka bring their tarts, breads, prepared foods, and delicious vegetable pot pies to the market. Gaia's Breath from Hastings, NY. Organic meat vendor of free-range lamb, pork, veal, and chicken, and high-end flavorful sausages and charcuterie. Their farm, "265 acres of pure organic bliss," is situated between the Catskill and Adirondack mountain ranges. Honey Locust Farm from Newburgh, NY. A unique, small-scale farm that specializing in Chef-Centered Gourmet Agriculture. Products include teas, ciders, greens, herbs, and of course, honey. Hudson Valley Duck from Ferndale, NY. Bringing to market two varieties of duck at the farm - the classic Moulard and a heritage breed called Lola - and also duck charcuterie (duck prosciutto breast and duck salami), as well as speciality products like confit. Joe's Mozzarella from Hastings-on-the Hudson, NY. Handmade mozzarella and sandwiches. Kings Roaming Angus from Cobleskill, NY. Grass-fed beef, pork, and free-range chicken and eggs. The go-to vendor for all your BBQ needs. Kontoulis Olive Oil from Larchmont, NY. After inheriting a grove of olive trees, the Kontoulis family turned the grove into a business. They harvest and press the olives in Greece, but bottle the oil here. Madura Farms from Orange County, NY. Fancy mushrooms are their specialty, used for their medicinal and culinary value. Also available are their tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, and exotic leafy greens. Morgiewicz Farms from Goshen, NY. You won't see heads of lettuce this big and fresh for miles. This family has been farming in black dirt country for four generations. Newgate Farms from Windsor, CT. Family owned since 1933 and farming for five generations, Newgate Farms is now a strictly retail, farmers' market agri-business, bringing fresh produce and farm products to the market. Obercreek Farm from Beacon, NY. Organic greenhouse baby and Asian greens. Orchards of Concklin from Pomona, NY. Many varieties of local apples and other fruits and berries, fresh apple cider donuts, pies, and cookies! Papa Pasquale Ravioli and Pasta Co. from Brooklyn, NY. A bevy of fresh ravioli, stuffed shells, rice balls, homespun marinara sauce, fresh ricotta, and dried sausage. Picklelicious from Teaneck, NJ. An amazing array of pickles (including their famous "pickle-on-a-stick"!) olives, and tapenades. The Pie Lady and Son from Nyack, NY. Even Grandma would approve of these classic American pies, made with fruit from local farms including the Chappaqua Farmers' Market's very own Orchards of Conklin! Pura Vida Fishery from Long Island, NY. Fresh fish, shellfish, and smoked fish from the Hampton Bays. "Scallops so sweet you could eat them raw." Pure Food Sisters from Greenwich CT. Two sisters who love to eat and cook healthy offer their line of prepared foods: arugula pesto, French bistro salads like shredded carrot or celery root remoulade. Ready, Set, Sharp from Hastings, NY. On-the-spot sharpening of knives (even serrated!), gardening tools, scissors, etc. Renee's Jams from Bedford, NY. Schoolteacher-turned-summer-jam-maker, Renee McCaine-Taylor, makes real homestyle jams. Rich Brownies from Briarcliff Manor, NY. Fans of Rich Brownies have described them as "amazing," "exquisite," and "as addictive as crack." They really are that good! Savor Cookies from Watertown, CT. A dizzying array of unusually flavored sweet and savory cookies such as roasted red pepper, cardamom and dark chocolate, and birch and maple. All beautifully packaged for gift-giving. Spice Revolution from Dobbs Ferry, NY. Selling meat rubs and seasonings for baking and vegetables, as well as exotic spices, gourmet salts, and chocolates. Stone Barns from Pocantico Hills, NY. Chef Dan Barber has become the voice of food sustainability, and his restaurants, Blue Hill, and Blue Hill at Stone Barns, are the gold standard of true farm to table cuisine. So, it is with great pleasure that the Chappaqua Farmers Market announces that on the first and third Saturday of every month, Stone Barns will be selling their pristine meats raised in Pocantico Hills. Taiim Falafel from Hastings, NY. Hummus, Israeli salad, tabouleh, and other delicacies from this popular Hastings Eatery. Tierra Nut Farm from Valatie, NY. Organic, locally roasted and prepared nuts (ginger cashew, tamari almond, Thai-spiced cashews etc.), as well as nut butters and coffee made from fair-trade beans roasted in the Hudson Valley. True Food of Nyack from Nyack, NY. Prepared foods like wheatberry salads and lentil burgers made with local ingredients. Also, a variety of healthy burritos, filled with all things local. Winding Drive Artisan Jams, from Woodbury, CT. Artisan jams, jellies, and marmalades that emphasize distinctive flavor blends and traditional cooking methods. Contact [email protected] for more information.

Discovery Quests Season Opening - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center
Through November 30, 2013 - Cornwall

Families are invited to learn about nature in a fun interactive way. Each guidebook sends participants looking for clues along nature center trails, which range from casual to challenging. Saturdays and Sundays through November.

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 23, 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.

Kids Club Meeting - Queens Center Mall-Guest Services
Through December 28, 2013 - Elmhurst

Join a cool club in Queens! Kids receive a membership card, great discounts at participating Queens Center stores and a special gift on your birthday. It's easy to join. Just grab Mom, Dad or a grown up and stop by Guest Services, Level 1, Macy*s Wing (across from Applebee's), and have them fill out a membership form for you. Then join us at the Monthly Meetings on the 1st Saturday of every month and be a part of the fun!

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.

Exhibition: Six Ladders - Katonah Museum of Art
Through April 21, 2014 - Katonah

Bright swaths of vibrant colors transform the Katonah Museum of Art's exterior in its newest outdoor exhibition, "Six Ladders," by artist Andrea Lilienthal. Lilienthal created a series of giant bamboo ladders for the Museum's stately Sculpture Garden that are whimsical and enigmatic; their brilliant colors electrify the natural surroundings. Five ladders, with their cheerful colors and playful patterns, lean against the Museum's enormous spruce trees in various positions and at different angles. On the building's facade, a sixth, 30-foot ladder extends just short of the roofline - its form and ribbons of color energizing the wall and lending sculptural dimension to the flat expanse. Each of the ladders are hand-constructed from sturdy commercial bamboo, harvested in China, and painted with high-gloss outdoor enamel paint from Holland. Their surfaces are smooth and reflective, in contrast to the course-textured tree bark. According to Katonah Museum of Art Curator Ellen Keiter, "These are not functional structures - their bottom rungs are too high to mount and the ladders fail to reach the top of their intended destinations. These are instead beautiful works of art; Andrea Lilienthal responds to the inherent geometry of ladders and the repetitive rhythm of their rungs. She finds beauty in their simple, minimalist construction." "Lilienthal's ladders instill a sense of wonder and suggest that seemingly unreachable goals can be attained," she says. Keiter explains that bamboo is a hollow-stemmed, woody plant that "bows, sways, and splits, so slight imperfections, even substantial cracks, add distinctive character to each ladder. No two ladders are painted the same, yet their similarly saturated hues coalesce into a lively visual harmony." She adds, "The bands of luscious color wrap around the bamboo like candy confections, and bright confetti patterns alternate with stark black-and-white designs. A causal link exists between the artificial colors and the natural bamboo. On one ladder, Lilienthal painted white rings around the growth nodes of the bamboo; on another, the nodes demarcate the lengths of painted blue and orange sections." Says Lilienthal: "These magnificent and mysterious trees [at the Katonah Museum of Art], whose tops are not even visible, dwarf the people and furniture below. In response to their super scale, I chose the ladder, a form with human scale and multiple readings: utilitarian ancient, mythic, and universal. The severe and stately trees support the bamboo ladders in an implied partnership; rooted and stable, the trees assist the ladders in their attempt to ascend. But ultimately, how do you mount an 80-foot Norwegian spruce tree? My answer was to climb it with imagination, affirming our connection to the natural world." Lilienthal has used bamboo in her artistic practice for several years. In earlier installations, she aligned multiple painted, wrapped, or taped bamboo poles along a wall - works awash in color, but still relatable in size. However, her current exhibition at the Katonah Museum of Art is in keeping with the majesty, diameter, and spacing of the giant spruce trees. Adding to the intrigue of this exhibition are enlarged photographs of the Garden's spruce trees displayed in the Museum's two west windows adjacent to the lone 30-foot ladder. On first impression, the images appear as reflections. In this way, Lilienthal reinforces the relationship between the ladders and the trees while further playing with the viewers' perceptions and expectations. Historically, ladders carry rich and universal associations. In many faiths and fables, ladders are a symbol of ascent, of travel, of reaching upward. In modern times, they represent progress and growth, allowing us to reach higher than we would otherwise be able to go. Ladders symbolize elevation: from darkness to light, from ignorance to knowledge, and from the material to the spiritual. They are featured in art from prehistoric cave paintings to contemporary times. Jacob's Ladder, the metaphysical passage between heaven and earth, is mentioned in the first book of the Bible, and is represented in such disparate media as Renaissance paintings and popular video games. There is a popular African-American spiritual, "We Are Climbing Jacob's Ladder," Eric Carl's beloved children's picture book, "Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me," and innumerable colloquialisms regarding "the ladder of success." On view through April 21, 2014 during Museum hours: Sundays: 12-5pm; Tuesdays through Saturdays: 10am-5pm. Closed Mondays.

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.

Tick-Borne Disease Alliance Annual Benefit to Honor Those Affected By Tick-Borne Diseases and Raise Awareness - Pier 60, Chelsea Piers
Through May 02, 2015 - New York

The Tick-Borne Disease Alliance (TBDA), a national nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness, supporting initiatives and promoting advocacy to find a cure for Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, will hold its 2013 Annual Benefit on Thursday, May 2nd in New York City. During the event, TBDA will honor key supporters and patients who have emerged as leaders in the fight against tick-borne diseases, including Lyme. Actress Candice Accola, star of the hit TV show “The Vampire Diaries,” will serve as master of ceremonies. During the evening, Courage Awards will be presented to three women who have demonstrated inspiring perseverance in their personal battles with tick-borne diseases: Cara Munn, who overcame a harrowing personal experience after contracting tick-borne encephalitis on a school trip to China, which left her unable to speak; Meghan Harrison, a former model and varsity swimmer who created the Lyme Lite Fashion Show to support awareness; and Lori Brownell, a 17-year-old from Upstate New York who shares her ongoing struggle with Lyme through a series of YouTube videos. Norma Russo will accept the Humanitarian Award for her pivotal role in advancing awareness about the impact of tick-borne diseases around the world, in particular Latin America, among sufferers and the medical community. The TBDA Annual Benefit will be held on Thursday, May 2nd at Pier 60, Chelsea Piers in Manhattan. The dinner and awards program will include a silent auction, a samba band and dancers. Cocktails and the silent auction will begin at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and the awards program. More information about the event can be found at www.tbdalliance.org.

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 [email protected]

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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