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Today's Family & Kids Activities in Bronx-Feb 14

February 14, 2013   |    

There's so many fun and educational activities for kids and the whole family everyday in the Bronx. If you're looking for music, museums, arts & crafts-or even just time spent outdoors-you'll find it here! Browse our daily activities, or if you'd like to plan ahead, check out the NY Metro Parents' calendar!.

Valentine's Day Champagne and Dessert Cruise - New York Water Taxi
February 14, 2013 - New York

Romance on the high seas is on the horizon! Join NY Water Taxi for their Champagne and Dessert Valentine's Day cruise! Embark on a sumptuous champagne and dessert cruise aboard the New York Water Taxi with the glittering NYC skyline and majestic Lady Liberty as your backdrop. Enjoy an assortment of sweets to share with your sweetie, lip-smacking cocktails and music to set the mood. You will love this boat ride! INCLUDES: An assortment of desserts; Unlimited champagne, cocktails and soft drinks. SCHEDULE: Departs from Pier 17, South Street Seaport on Thursday, February 14, 2013 from 9:00 pm-10:30 pm.

Fashion Plate Prix Fixe - Various Lincoln Square-area restaurants & eateries
Through February 14, 2013 - New York

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is back in New York City and Lincoln Square restaurants step up to the plate! The runways will be lit and the area's restaurants are sure to be packed with people taking advantage of Lincoln Square BID's successful dining promotions: Fashion Plate Prix Fixe and Lincoln Square Crew Cuts. The Event runs February 7-14 and the Upper West Side's most popular restaurants are hosting fashionably exceptional deals for everyone coming to, living in or working in the Lincoln Square neighborhood. The promotion expands each season with American Table Cafe & Bar, Andanada 141 and Arpeggio Food & Wine being three of the latest additions to the list of participating restaurants. Also new this season, a few of the participants are offering drink specials such as $5 Blackberry Bellinis at 'wichcraft (at David Rubenstein Atrium). Crew members working fashion related events can even grab take-out offerings from a wide range of affordable food establishments in the Lincoln Square Crew Cuts program. Fashion Plate Prix Fixe is open to the public for lunch, dinner and brunches during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. 28 restaurants are offering outstanding menu options, for example: Upper West Side staple Atlantic Grill is featuring a $25 Prix Fixe lunch special as well a three-course dinner for only $38; The Smith is hosting a $27 three-course lunch and complimentary sparkling morning punch with any breakfast entree; and a special two-course, modern Italian brunch is being offered at Lincoln Ristorante for $35. For a complete list of participating restaurants, click below.

FILTHY GORGEOUS BURLESQUE VALENTINES SPECTACULAR - Highline Ballroom
February 14, 2013 - Manhattan

Treat yourself and your sweetie to burlesque this Valentine's Day, with a date to Filthy Gorgeous Valentine Burlesque at the Highline Ballroom. This amazing event features live music & bawdy burlesque from New York's finest performers. Filthy Gorgeous Burlesque is the creation of Jen Gapay of Thirsty Girl Productions, who is the producer of The New York Burlesque Festival. Adults only.

Freddie Jackson Valentine's Day Show - BB Kings Blues Club and Grill
February 14, 2013 - New York

Freddie Jackson is one of the biggest stars to dominate the R&B charts seemingly at will in the late '80s and early '90s. Known for his sophisticated, romantic soul ballads aimed at adult audiences, he is also capable of tackling urban contemporary dance fare and even the occasional jazz tune. Like so many soul stars, Jackson was trained as a gospel singer from an early age, singing at the White Rock Baptist Church. There he met Paul Laurence, who would later become his producer and songwriting partner

Mother Goose Rhymes for Tots - Rose Memorial Library
February 14, 2013 - Stony Point

Parents with walkers up to 24 months are invited to join the library for feltboard stories, Mother Goose rhymes, finger plays, creative movement with songs, a simple sticker craft, and bubbles. Thursdays through February 14. Pre-registration is required.

Storytime for Tots - Rose Memorial Library
February 14, 2013 - Stony Point

Parents with children ages 24-36 months are invited to this introduction to storytime with simple picture book stories, finger plays, creative movement with music, and a themed coloring sheet. Thursdays through February 14. Pre-registration is required.

Mitzvah Play Date with Exceptional Young Adults - JCC Rockland
February 14, 2013 - West Nyack

Local teens are invited to help host a play date for their peers who have special needs. Come shoot pool, play games, bake cookies, or do other activities with young adults from various agencies throughout the community. Host teens can get community service credit for their participation.

After School Storytime - Manhasset Public Library
February 14, 2013 - Manhasset

Longer stories and crazy crafts are all part of the fun. This is a drop-off class for children in K-2. Registration required.

Valentine's Day Jump N Craft - Pump It Up
February 14, 2013 - Plainview

Jump on over to Pump It Up for a Valentine's Day Jump-N-Craft. Kids will get bounce time, followed by a special Valentine's Craft making session in the party rooms. Price includes a slice of pizza per child also. Spend time with your special someone while your kids bounce. Spaces are limited; please call to make a reservation.

PreSchool Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 14, 2013 - Garnerville

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

Bouncing Babies - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 14, 2013 - Garnerville

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

Family Movie Night! - Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library
February 14, 2013 - Garnerville

Come in for a movie and free popcorn too. Families welcome.

Stories in Spanish & English - Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library
February 14, 2013 - Garnerville

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

Mavis Staples - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
February 14, 2013 -

Celebrate Valentine's Day with the recipient of a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award: Mavis Staples, the woman hailed as one of the "100 Greatest Singers of All Time" by Rolling Stone and the 100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll by VH1. The legendary gospel, soul, and R&B singer, who defined those genres for decades with her family band, The Staple Singers, also sang at the inaugurations of presidents Kennedy, Carter, and Clinton.

Yoga for Children - Congregation Sons of Israel
February 14, 2013 - Upper Nyack

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

Visitor Day - Cornerstone Christian School
February 14, 2013 - New City

Rockland's only Christian elementary school, serving kindergarden through 6th grade, invites prospective parents to visit the school and learn about its programs.

Puppets Read Jokes - White Plains Public Library
February 14, 2013 - White Plains

Make a puppet, then learn how to use the puppet and practice reading jokes.

T.A.B. (Teen Advisory Board) - Cambria Heights Library
February 14, 2013 - Cambria Heights

Teens can let their voices be heard and share ideas when they join the Cambria Heights' Teen Advisory Board. They can give their input on all things young adult related.

Discovery of Art: Maxfield Parrish (2008) - Nassau County Museum of Art
February 14, 2013 - Roslyn Harbor

A 45-minute film exploring the works of one of the greatest 20th-century American painters and illustrators, whose work was characterized by blue skies, pastoral landscapes and captivating figures. First come, first seated.

Who Loves Ya? - Brooklyn Public Library, Dyker branch
February 14, 2013 - Dyker Heights

Make valentine's day arts and crafts for your special ones.

Preschool Fun Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Kings Bay branch
February 14, 2013 - Homecrest

Stories, singing, and arts and crafts for preschoolers

Valentine's Day Letter-Writing Station - Pottery Barn Kids - The Westchester
February 14, 2013 - White Plains

Kids can create a Valentine for a special friend or loved one, and the store will even mail it if you provide an address.

Teen Thursdays - Yonkers Public Library - Riverfront
February 14, 2013 - Yonkers

Hang out with Z, the teen librarian, create arts & crafts, play board games/PS3, take quizzes, enter a monthly raffle, and win small prizes at Bingo...and more. Something different every week. Open to tweens and teens, ages 12-19 in the Teen Scene.

Celebrate Love With Laughter - Gotham Comedy Club
February 14, 2013 - New York

Spend Valentine's Day with Joe Matarese! Enjoy special show packages! GENERAL ADMISSION: $25 Cover + 2 Beverage Minimum Per Person VIP PACKAGE: $115 + Tax PER COUPLE Includes: Split bottle of Veuve Clicquot (375 ml), Gourmet Dessert to Share, A Rose for Your Loved One & Gratuity VIP GOLD PACKAGE: $195 + Tax PER COUPLE Includes: A Private Table For 2 (limited availability), Open Bar OR A Bottle of Champagne, Gourmet Dessert to Share, A Rose for your Loved One & Gratuity

Growing Dollars and Sense for Teens - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
February 14, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Teens learn about banking and maintaining a portfolio through virtual investing.

Romance Under the Stars - American Museum of Natural History
February 14, 2013 - Upper West Side

Celebrate the holiday with a unique NYC experience only at the Hayden Planetarium! Join us for a cocktail hour, complete with open bar, Champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries, and hors d'oeuvres, along with the music of the Josh Rutner Quartet. Then, join one of our astronomers in the Planetarium for a view of the night sky. Sit back, hold hands, and enjoy some of the greatest romance stories of all time.

Valentine's Day at Beardsley Zoo - Beardsley Zoo
February 14, 2013 - Bridgeport

Anyone wearing red today gets 15 percent off admission.

Afternoon Adventures: Love Birds - Connecticut Audubon Society
February 14, 2013 - Fairfield

This drop-in program starts with a love bird story. After the story check the birdfeeders for cardinals and other birds and make heart-shaped treats to feed winter animal friends. All ages are welcome; children must be accompanied by an actively participating adult.(Live animals are not part of this presentation.)

Creating Flyers in Microsoft Word - Far Rockaway Library
February 14, 2013 - Far Rockaway

Learn how to use Microsoft Word to create flyers for upcoming holiday parties, small business needs, or distributing information.

Drama Posse - Hillcrest Library
February 14, 2013 - Flushing

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

Toddler Storytime - Pomonok Library
February 14, 2013 - Flushing

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

Picture Book Time - Auburndale Library
February 14, 2013 - Flushing

Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers can celebrate Valentine's Day with stories, songs, and fingerplays with Marianne G.

Mini Musicians - South Norwalk Library
February 14, 2013 - South Norwalk

Children age 3-5 are invited to make music. The session includes singing, dancing, musical stories, and jamming with musical instruments. Children will learn basic musical concepts like rhythm, pitch, and tempo, while participating in fun, hands-on games and activities. The program is limited to 15 participants and registration is required. You can register online or call x 15903.

Parkinson's Support Group - New York Methodist Hospital
February 14, 2013 -

A support group for those with Parkinson's disease. Meets every second Thursday of the month. Call for exact location.

Valentine's Day Party! - What's Cooking?
February 14, 2013 - Oyster Bay

Love is in the air at this delightful What's Cooking? 2-hour special workshop. Children will make a craft and create a lovely Valentine's Day dinner with a take-home treat. Menu will include: Heart-shaped meatballs and spaghetti, heart-shaped pepperoni pizza, eat-your-heart-out cookies, chocolate dipped strawberries and a love potion smoothie.

'Kiss Me Again' Valentine's Day Book Signing with Rachel Vail - Bank Street Bookstore
February 14, 2013 - Morningside Heights

Crushes, kisses, and forbidden love? Sounds like Valentine's Day with author Rachel Vail. Meet Rachel as she signs copies and reads from her new book "Kiss Me Again." Enjoy a love-packed event with Valentine's treats, a "Kissy Face" word game, and prizes. The follow-up to "If We Kiss," Rachel Vail's addictive story of first kisses and heartbreak, "Kiss Me Again" at long last answers the question of what happens when a crush so off-limits it has to be a fantasy suddenly becomes something very real.

Valentine's Day Dinner - Hornblower Cruises and Events
February 14, 2013 - New York

Experience the most romantic dinner cruise aboard the finest yacht on the Hudson. Enjoy an elegant dinner, champagne toast, and ever changing views. Create a new tradition with your loved one as you dance the night away to songs played by our DJ entertainer.

NATURE EXPLORERS SERIES: Shapes in Nature - Suffolk County Environmental Center
February 14, 2013 - Islip

Winter can be dreary, but if you look carefully the woods are still filled with surprising color. Join educator Amanda Johnson to search for and draw the hidden hues of winter. For children ages 2 1/2 to 5 and an accompanying adult

Wine and Tango Sampling - Pearl Studio
February 14, 2013 - New York

New York City’s premier school of Argentine Tango is hosting a fantastically unique event.Strictly TangoNYC’s exclusive Wine & Tango Sampling is the perfect evening for those intrigued by this elegant and sensuous dance, or for anyone seeking a truly one-of-a-kind experience. Have a taste of tango for the first time with New York City’s only school dedicated strictly to Argentine Tango. Learn about the origins of this passionate dance by tasting the rich flavors of the local wines and sampling traditional Argentinean foods. A special “Taste of Tango” introductory class will be given by Strictly Tango NYC’s Maestro and tango show producer Sergio Segura. Later in the evening, experience a fun side of tango not found anywhere else with tango games, stage tango poses, tango line dancing, and tango demonstrations. Special performances will be given by instructors and students of the school to illuminate the drama of tango at a performance level. Whether you have always wanted to learn tango or have never thought of dancing at all, if you have a desire to break from the ordinary our Wine and Tango Sampling is a night not to be missed! WHO: Strictly Tango NYC WHAT: Wine & Tango Sampling: A Taste of Argentina WHEN: Thursday, Jan 10th from 7:30-10pm WHERE: Pearl Studios, 519 8th Ave. 12th Fl. Studio G $35/ PERSON STNYC Students $25 + FREE guest 2 people $65 Guests of this event will be privy to exclusive offers on tango class packages: Private lessons 10%OFF Unlimited Class Package 20% OFF Special Workshop 30% OFF First time students 50% OFF ..because one taste is never enough Include: • Cover • Wine sampling • One glass of wine of your choice • Snacks • “Taste of Tango” class • Tango games **Cash bar will be available to purchase additional refreshments and wine. ***Sign up for our email list and receive our discounted “Friends and Family” rate!***

'Cinderella: The Oldest Story Ever Told' - Circle in the Square Theatre
February 14, 2013 - Midtown West

THIS SHOW IS NOW SOLD OUT. This multicultural version of Cinderella features interwoven tales from China, India, and Africa. In one of the stories there is a magic fish instead of a fairy godmother and in another Cinderella is a boy. You'll also meet a flying cow, an enchanted frog, a talking parrot, and a wise wizard. Following each performance there will be a Q&A with the cast members. Reservations required.

Cross-Stitch Circle - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
February 14, 2013 - Upper West Side

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

The Nightmare River Band - Rockwood Music Hall II
February 14, 2013 - New York

The Nightmare River Band has drawn comparisons to alt/folk/country contemporaries such as Mumford and Sons and The Avett Brothers. While this sound is rapidly gaining popularity and bandwagon jumpers, The Nightmare River Band is continuing to do just what they’ve done since their formation, taking their music on the road to bring the Nightmare to your town.

The Magnet School of the Arts, PS 171 OPEN HOUSE - PS171
February 14, 2013 - Astoria

There is a caring, calm, and welcoming environment at Magnet School of the Arts, PS 171Q. Using a multi-disciplinary thematic curriculum aligned with the core standards the Magnet School of the Arts integrates the arts into all aspects of learning. The thematic approach to learning across all grade levels empowers the students to achieve their full potential. Studying the arts focuses the mind. Students learn discipline, cooperative play, and gain understanding of the role of art in a civil society. Students are encouraged to find the intellectual and emotional connection to the aesthetic experience of creating art. They learn through the process of creating visual art and performance. Magnet School of the Arts, PS 171Q offers high quality, comprehensive instruction in art, music, movement/dance, which includes trips to museums, theaters, and galleries as well as artists-in-residence programs for all grades. Enjoy a tour of the school and meet the families of PS 171 at the PJ’s and a Book Party. The NYC Department of Education, Magnet Schools are schools of choice offering distinct, innovative, thematic learning opportunities for your child. Each federally funded magnet school offers specialized curriculum aligned to the school theme with student activities designed to promote academic excellence. The non-testing application is available for all District 30 students grades Kindergarten through 8. To learn more about magnet schools, arrange a tour or receive an application please call 718-759-4977.

Starlight Music Series - Angela Workman - Top of the Rock
February 14, 2013 - New York

Visit the 67th floor at Top of the Rock Observation Deck on February 6th, 14th, 20th & 27th to experience the winter music showcase. Enjoy live music while taking in the spectacular, 360-degree panorama of New York City. Wine and champagne from Brasserie Ruhlmann will also be available for purchase. The Starlight Music Series is free with the price of admission to Top of the Rock. For the musical lineup and to purchase tickets, visit topoftherocknyc.com or call (212) 698-2000.

Love Takes Over Times Square - Times Square
February 14, 2013 - New York

Love will be in the Times Square air this February. Thousands of New Yorkers and tourists are invited to visit Times Square on Valentine's Day to experience a full range of heartfelt activities, ranging from the romantic to the platonic participate in a public vow renewal ceremony on a heated pop-up beach by the iconic Red Steps to be broadcast live in Times Square on the American Eagle Times Square Digital Billboard and webcast live at TimesSquareNYC.org, and they can enter a contest to win a second honeymoon to Aruba, One happy island. Others can stroll through Heartwalk, a wooden, heart-shaped enclosure made of materials collected in areas ravaged by Hurricane Sandy

Straight No Chaser - Beacon Theatre
February 14, 2013 - New York

The a cappella sensation performs a special Valentine's Day show.

BeLOVE It or Not! Valentine's Day 'Buy One, Get One Free' Ticket Offer - Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square
February 14, 2013 - New York

This Valentine's Day, Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square is inviting couples to skip the cliche dinner dates and plan an out-of-the-ordinary rendezvous filled with curiosity, amazement and amour. Couples willing to prove their love (or extreme like) with a kiss will receive special "buy one, get one free" ticket pricing. Ripley's BeLOVE It or Not! "buy one, get one free" ticket offer is available on Thursday, February 14, 2013 only. To redeem this special savings, couples are required to kiss at the admission desk. Regular adult admission is $29.95. Discount cannot be combined with any other offer.

Ice Cream Extravaganza - WeeZee World of Yes I Can
February 14, 2013 - Chappaqua

Kids are invited to make their own delicious "Coldstone Creation" with a variety of flavors and toppings, as well as play and enjoy WeeZee's 16,000-square-foot kids' gym. Event sponsored by Cold Stone Creamery.

Judy Collins - Metropolitan Museum of Art
February 14, 2013 -

Folk legend Judy Collins makes her third Metropolitan Museum appearance with a Valentine's Day-themed program on the day itself. This concert will be streamed live. Ticket holders to Judy Collins are invited to enjoy a three-course Perfect Pairs Dinner in the Members Dining Room, featuring classic food and wine pairings for $75 per person ($100 with wine pairing).

Valentine's Day Concert - Bartow Pell Mansion Museum
February 14, 2013 - Bronx

The ensemble As You Like It performs romantic 19th-century and earlier music—in costume—during an hour-long concert in the mansion's enchanting double parlors. If the spirit moves you, enjoy classic French bistro fare afterwards at Bistro SK on City Island. Registration required.

How to Make Your Own Gourmet Chocolate Truffles for 20's & 30's - JCC in Manhattan
February 14, 2013 - Upper West Side

The deep, luxurious taste of truffles captures the essence of chocolate. Wai Chu, author and former co-owner of El Eden Chocolates, shows you how to make truffles guaranteed to satisfy even the most die-hard chocoholic. Learn everything about truffle making from choosing the right chocolate to making and rolling the ganache, and tempering chocolate for finishing the truffles. You'll make an assortment of flavors including champagne, mocha hazelnut, and creamy milk chocolate.

Unloveable: A Smiths and Morrissey Valentine's Day featuring The Sons and Heirs - Bell House
February 14, 2013 - Brooklyn

A New York tradition returns! The Sons & Heirs host a passionate evening of the songs that saved your lives, the music of The Smiths & Morrissey, on Valentines Day at the beautiful Bell House in Brooklyn. Come with your stalwart lover, your girl afraid, or find a stitch to wear, park the car by the side of the road and stand on your own. There will be flowers on stage, and this humdrum town will be young and alive. This year we will be joined by two very special guests. Dan Neustadt (of The Hold Steady) will open the night up with a Smiths cabaret, and comedian Dave Hill will lighten things up before we hit the stage.

Love Bites: The Power Ballads Singalong - Union Hall
February 14, 2013 - Brooklyn

What better way to celebrate Valentine's Day than by singing along and pumping your fist in the air to a soul shaking collection of both pro-love and love sucks power ballad music video hits from the 80's and 90's? We've got videos from Journey, Bryan Adams, Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Seal, The Bangles, Def Leppard, Night Ranger, R. Kelly, Meatloaf, Bonnie Tyler, Poison, Cyndi Lauper, Guns N' Roses and a whole lot more and they've all been lovingly hand subtitled so all the lyrics are on the screen for the entire crowd to sing along to! It's the perfect V-Day dinner or post-dinner date or even no date activity! The single and bitter as well as the smitten couples are invited to come celebrate the awesomeness and pain of love by bringing their voices together while holding their lighters aloft and power fisting along to some sick guitar riffs. BYOL (Bring Your Own Lighters).

The Rejection Show Valentine's Day Heartbreak Haven - Littlefield
February 14, 2013 - Brooklyn

The live comedy series, The Rejection Show and the book, Rejected: Tales of the Failed Dumped & Canceled is celebrating Valentine's Day with an evening of its best breakup, heartbreak and love related performances/stories from within the book and shows past, present and future - blending into an evening of love songs, live music, and a party. If you're single, feeling alone, rejected, don't have a date or don't like traditional Valentine's Day routines then Littlefield is the place to be on Valentine's Day 2013! Don't feel left out happy couples. All are welcome to party and see some hilariously heartbreaking performances and join the fun.

Valentine's Day Dinner Cruise - Spirit Cruises
February 14, 2013 -

Make a romantic memory aboard the vibrant and festive Spirit and treat the one you love to a bountiful buffet, engaging DJ entertainment, dancing and strolls beneath the stars. On our warm and cozy climate-controlled decks, this special day will be everything you dreamed of, and more. Each couple will receive a single rose and a champagne toast.

Valentine's Day Dinner Cruise - Bateaux New York
February 14, 2013 - New York

Nothing's more magnificent than a Valentine's Day celebration on the water aboard New York's most sophisticated cruising vessel, Bateaux. Create a memory that will last as long as your love.

Valentine's Day Party - Citibabes
February 14, 2013 - Greenwich Village

Celebrate love Citibabes style with a Valentine's Day party with live music, cupcake decorating by Junior's Fresh, photo booth by Bellamy Blue Photography, and arts & crafts. RSVP required at 212-334-5440 or soho@citibabes.com.

Morgan Page - Pacha NYC
February 14, 2013 - New York

Thursday February 14 Pacha NYC & RPM present… MORGAN PAGE $10 BEFORE 12 MIDNIGHT Click here to get on the list... http://www.pachanyc.com/guestlist_021413.html GET TICKETS http://pacha-nyc.clubtickets.com/us/2013-02/14/morgan-page-pacha-nyc Doors 10pm Table Reservations 212.209.7500 Pacha NYC 618 W.46th St. www.pachanyc.com

Macaulay Culkin's iPod Presents a Saved by the Bell Valentine's Dance - Le Poisson Rouge
February 14, 2013 - New York

2nd Annual Valentines POP UP - Matted LIC
Through February 14, 2013 - Long Island City

It's not too late to find a unique valentine gift for that special someone. See a new collection of gifts for the whole family. Mention this post and get 20% off any store stock gift item. See a few of the gift ideas from Matted Inc. below: Protect your loved ones forever with these new chic medic alert ids by Kate Ward, a local New York artist www.ChicAlertMedID.com Give your someone special a brlliant necklace or ring with a far east flair from www. kirakira.com Suz Somersall talented jewelry artist, featured in Lucky Magazine this month will bring treasures she designed while leaving in the Far East!

V-Day Singles Party - Dragones at China Latina
February 14, 2013 - New York

On Valentine's night, head to Dragones, a rooftop lounge in Manhattan's Flower District, dancing away the night with the V-Day Singles PARTY! Open bar from 8 pm to 12 am (beer, well shots, and wine) to lubricate the festivities. Discount tickets in advance only! $75 at the door. Open bar and live DJ. Enjoy the Latin American meets Asian food downstairs at China Latina for 50% off with a party ticket! Inside the Hotel Indigo in Chelsea, NYC.Visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/328067 for tickets

Showgasm. - Ars Nova
February 14, 2013 - New York

Happy Half Hour, featuring $2 drink specials @ 7:30pm. What is Showgasm, you ask? It's a retweet from your celebrity crush, furtive glances across a church camp dining hall, the OkCupid headquarters in flames. Or more simply put, a raucous variety show with performances ranging from hilarious to titillating to utterly inappropriate. Come. You've never looked better! Hosted by John Early. Featuring performances by Kristen Johnston, Murderfist, Jacqueline Novak, Spencer Novich and additional performers to be announced!

Valentine's Bday Dinner & Comedy - Salsa con Fuego
February 14, 2013 - Bronx

Pre-Fix Menu Includes: Appetizer, Entree, & Dessert For Each Person Two Reservation Seating Available 5pm to 7pm & 8pm to 10pm To purchase tickets, go to http://valentinedaybronx.eventbrite.com Live Comedy Show from MTV's "Yo Momma" Chris Grant & Anthony Aj Foster with Jamar Johnson 1st Showing at 7pm and 2nd Showing 10pm Live Dj Spinning The Best of All Latin, Hip Hop, Reggae, Top 40, Mashups One Couple will win a complimentary bottle of Moet Hookah Available. For more information, text Eric Virgil at 917-664-2686, email info@ericvirgil.com or go to www.ericvirgil.com

Brooklyn Decker & Ray Rice - Gillette World's Largest Shave & Kiss Event - Shops at Columbus Circle
February 14, 2013 - New York

To celebrate the kiss on the most romantic day of the year, Valentine’s Day, Gillette is challenging couples to put their kissing to the test and compete to break two Guinness World Records® feats. Actress Brooklyn Decker and pro football player Ray Rice will kick-off The World’s Largest Shave & Kiss Event where hundreds of men will attempt to break the record for world’s largest shaving lesson, led by the head barber from New York City’s Blind Barber. Immediately following, these men will find their significant others and show off their smooth lips to try and break the record for the most kisses in one minute by a couple. All puckered-up participants will receive a Gillette swag bag! Gift bags and event participation are on a first come, first served basis. Guinness World Records® adjudicators will be on-site to govern the record attempts. Gillette will also announce the results of its live national Kiss & Tell experiment that was conducted in 16 U.S. cities from January 16 – February 6. The results are in, and women have made it clear what they prefer to kiss. Stop by to find out if it’s a smooth shaven or stubbled man who gets the girl. http://www.kissandtellus.com

Incredible Thursday Valentine's Day Party w/ Dj MOS and Dj Kiss - Griffin NYC
February 14, 2013 - New York

Thursday, February 14th The Incredible Thursday Valentine's Day Party at Griffin NYC 50 Gansevoort Street New York, NY Music by: Dj MOS and Dj Kiss spinning Open Format, Hip Hop, House, etc. Table Reservations recommended: 2 for $600 for Goose plus tax and tip before 12am Ladies free and Guys reduced on the guestlist. For table reservations, rsvp or general information, text Eric Virgil 917-664-2686, email info@ericvirgil.com or go to www.ericvirgil.com Doors Open at 10pm Dresscode: Dress to impress. Very Selective. Groups of guys. Tables a must Special Packages for Birthdays. Text Eric Virgil at 917-664-2686 or email info@ericvirgil.com Venue Description: A collaboration between the mixologists behind Milk & Honey and Little Branch, the Griffin is a sleek rebranding of the old PM space. Don’t expect a mellow vibe and artisanal cocktails, however; the atmosphere here is anything but subdued. The target demographic consists of salt-and-pepper professionals whose bubbles never burst; bouncers boast the crispest suits in the room, and VIP booths – elevated, with blue banquettes – host actual VIPs. Décor is impressively over-the-top, including a 50-foot ceiling mirror surrounded by golden filaments and schizophrenic strobes.

FEBRUARY 13 A Very Special Marc Cohn Valentine's Day Show with Special Guest Rosanne Cash. Bring Your 'True Companion!' - City Winery
Through February 14, 2013 - New York

ABOUT MARC COHN After winning a Grammy for his soulful ballad "Walking in Memphis", Marc Cohn solidified his place as one of this generation's most compelling singer/songwriters, combining the precision of a brilliant tunesmith with the passion of a great soul man. He's a natural storyteller, balancing the exuberant with the poignant, and able to distill universal truth out of his often romantic, drawn-from-life tales. Cohn followed up his platinum-selling debut with two more releases in the 1990's, at which point TIME magazine called him "one of the honest, emotional voices we need in this decade" and Bonnie Raitt declared, "Marc is one of the most soulful, talented artists i know. I love his songs, he's an incredible singer, and I marvel at his ability to mesmerize every audience he plays for." Raitt, James Taylor, David Crosby, Graham Nash and Patty Griffin all made guest appearances on Cohn's early records for Atlantic, as his reputation as an artist and performer continued to grow. In 1998 Cohn took a decade-long sabbatical from recording, ending in 2007 with Join The Parade. Inspired by the horrific events following Hurricane Katrina and his own near fatal shooting just weeks before, "Parade" is his most moving and critically-acclaimed record to date. About his latest album Listening Booth: 1970, Rolling Stone said, "Cohn has one of rock's most soulful croons- a rich immediately recognizable tenor that makes these songs his own." Artist Website ABOUT ROSANNE CASH Rosanne Cash keeps her head down and shows up for work. She has recorded eleven No. 1 singles, blurring the genres of country, rock, roots, and pop. She has received one grammy and twelve grammy nominations, among other awards and accolades, including an honorary doctorate from Memphis College of Art. A prolific writer, she has authored Bodies of Water (Hyperion, 1996), Penelope Jane: A Fairy's Tale (Harper-Collins, 2006), edited the book Songs Without Rhyme (Hyperion, 2001), and recently penned her memoir Composed (Viking, 2010). Rosanne's prose and essays have appeared in the New York Times, The Oxford-American, New York Magazine, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Martha Stewart Living and various other publications. Her last record album, The List, won the Americana Music award for Best Album of the year and was a critical and commercial success. She is currently writing an album of songs about Southern people, places and themes with her longtime life partner and musical collaborator, John Leventhal. She lives in New York City.

Valentine's Day Dinner - Asellina
February 14, 2013 - New York

Join us for a fabulous Valentine's Day meal! Each guest will receive a complimentary Godiva Ballotin.

February School Vacation Workshops: Children's Story Book Art - Bruce Museum
Through February 15, 2013 - Greenwich

The Museum presents a series of hands on workshops for students in grades 1-3, who will explore the original art work in the exhibition Let It Snow: Children's Story Book Art and then create their own winter illustrations using a variety of techniques. Each workshop is a complete program, but the four projects are complementary. These inclusive workshops are suitable for students of all abilities. For reservations, call 203-869-0376.

Tying the Knot - Cold Spring Fish Hatchery and Aquarium
Through February 15, 2013 - Cold Spring Harbor

Practice tying fishing and boating knots at hand-on learning stations throughout the Hatchery. Enter a contest to win a free Hatchery T-shirt, make your own valentines.

Leo Villareal's BUCKYBALL - Madison Square Park
Through February 15, 2013 - New York

Madison Square Park Conservancy's Mad. Sq. Art program presents a new, monumental sculpture by world-renowned artist Leo Villareal. Largely inspired by the work of Buckminster Fuller, Villareal's BUCKYBALL applies concepts of geometry and mathematical relationships within a towering 30-foot tall, illuminated sculpture.

Crosscurrents in Modern Drawing - Moeller Fine Art Ltd.
Through February 15, 2013 - New York

A special exhibition of works on paper created in America and Europe between 1910 and 1970, with works by Kandinsky, Nolde, Feininger, Motherwell, Hockney, and many others.

John Aslanidis - Ethan Cohen Fine Arts
Through February 15, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of work by the Australian artist.

Chez Bushwick Presents | 2Night - CPR - Center for Performance Research
Through February 15, 2013 - Brooklyn

Chez Bushwick Presents' first installment of the 2Night Show in 2013. Featuring works by: Logan Company - Line Line Line; Kate Ladenheim & Chelsea Robin Lee - Untitled; Mariana Valencia - One Direction; Kendra Portier - Bwar by Two.

Patrick Antonelle - Renaissance Exhibition 2013 - Union League Club
Through February 15, 2013 - New York

Featuring work by the American Impressionist that survived Hurricane Sandy.

Spirit of New York Valentine Weekend Dining Cruises - Spirit of New York
Through February 16, 2013 - New York

Make a romantic memory aboard the vibrant and festive Spirit and treat the one you love to a bountiful buffet, engaging DJ entertainment, dancing and strolls beneath the stars. On our warm and cozy climate-controlled decks, this special day will be everything you dreamed of, and more.

Pacific Northwest Ballet - New York City Center
Through February 16, 2013 -

For the first time since 1996, Pacific Northwest Ballet's full company returns to New York and City Center, under the direction of artistic director Peter Boal. Accompanied by Music Director/Principal Conductor Emil de Couand the acclaimed PNB Orchestra, the company will present two programs: A mixed repertoire of blockbuster Balanchine ballets, and Jean-Christophe Maillot's full-length Romeo et Juliette.

Valentine's Day Cruises - World Yacht
Through February 16, 2013 - New York

World Yacht will be offering two different Valentine's Day packages, for couples looking for more than just a romantic dinner on February 14, 15 & 16. The Sweetheart Package ($99/person) includes a 3-hour cruise, 4-course dinner, a DJ providing entertainment, and a single rose for all couples. The Romance Package ($139/person) includes the above plus a live band, champagne toast, and Godiva chocolates. To purchase tickets, visit www.worldyacht.com or call 212-630-8100.

Valentine's Sweetheart's Sugartooth Tour - Sugartooth Tours
Through February 16, 2013 - New York

This fun and delicious tour will take you on a minimum of six dessert tastings throughout New York City. On the tour, you will not only fill up on decadent sweets, but you'll also learn the historical significance of Valentine's Day and gain culinary knowledge at each mouthwatering stop. The Valentines holiday tour follows the route of the company's Hell's Kitchen Tour, but with additional stops. Some of the featured sweets include handmade chocolates with international ingredients, traditional Greek pastries, European style fresh breads, New York's best cookie of 2012, traditional American home-style pie, Southern style brownie bars, and artisanal international dessert fusion.

Suspended Forms: American Modernism 1908-1928 - Driscoll Babcock Galleries
Through February 16, 2013 - New York

Driscoll Babcock Galleries is pleased to present, Suspended Forms: American Modernism 1908-1928. The exhibition will include works by: Joseph Stella; Charles Sheeler; Walt Kuhn; Alfred Maurer; E. Ambrose Webster; Marsden Hartley; Niles Spencer; Charles Burchfield; Stuart Davis; Edwin Dickinson. Driscoll Babcock Galleries is the oldest gallery in New York City and has aided in the acquisition of important American masterpieces for many of the country?s top institutions and collections.

KARRIERE – The Crazy and Shady career of Miss Erna - in German language - HERE Arts Center
Through February 16, 2013 - New York

Premiere at the HERE in New York City: A fulminant solo theatre evening in German language - A woman makes her career – but more accidentally than intentionally. Erna, a girl from the countryside, with meagre perspectives but a fine sense for people and possibilities, ends up spinning the big wheel of politics and economy. Unplanned and unexpected, she climbs the ladder to the top. Mercedes Echerer is Erna. And she is all of the 31 men and women that Erna encounters along her adventurous path. A fulminant solo evening full of laughter and contemplation and a crazy story all over Europe.

Neely's Valentine's Weekend Dinner - Neely's Barbecue Parlor
Through February 16, 2013 - New York

If you and your sweetheart love feasting on Southern fare, head to Neely's Barbecue Parlor on the Upper East Side, which will serve shareable barbecue platters for two ($79 including complimentary glasses of champagne, add $20 for a pitcher of house wine or Neely’s signature sangria) from Thursday February 14th through Saturday, February 16th from 4 pm to 11 pm. Hold court in the festive restaurant, which is laid out like a gorgeous Southern home, and go to town on Applewood Smoked Chicken Wings, Memphis-style Ribs, BBQ Shrimp, Fried Catfish and sides like Pinto Beans with burnt ends. There’s even Romance in a Bowl – a refreshing salad featuring baby spinach, strawberries, brie, sugared almonds and lime poppy dressing. And for the grand finale of this Valentine’s Day dinner, grab your sweetheart by the hand and head into Neely’s Valentine’s Day Dessert Room: Choose from decadent treats like luscious Red Velvet Cake with cream cheese icing, Pecan Pie, Key Lime Lemon Bars, Cookies, Brownies, Cupcakes and more. And for couples who prefer to celebrate Valentine’s Day with a romantic evening at home, Neely’s Barbecue Platter for Two, which includes Red Velvet Cake or Cheesecake for dessert, is also available to go ($79).

Patti LuPone - 54 Below
Through February 16, 2013 - New York

54 Below welcomes back "our girl singer," two-time Tony winner Patti LuPone. This February, join Patti for a rare NY performance of her critically acclaimed show, Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda ?.. played that part. She'll perform songs from roles she coulda played, woulda played, if someone had just asked her or shoulda played, except she's not a boy. Patti will sing treasures from such classic Broadway musicals as Hair, Bye Bye Birdie, Funny Girl, West Side Story, Kiss Me Kate and Peter Pan. Sondheim will be sprinkled in as well as some surprises you'd never expect her to sing because she'd never be cast in the part. Whether she's belting out those pesky high D's in Evita or caressing us with a love song, an evening at 54 Below with Patti is an experience never to be forgotten.

Nancy Spero - From Victimage to Liberation: Works from the 1980s & 1990s - Galerie Lelong
Through February 16, 2013 - New York

This rarely-seen selection of Spero's collaged narratives show women transformed from historical contexts of suffering and subordination into protagonists in charge their own destinies. From Victimage to Liberation is the first solo presentation of Spero's work in New York since her death in 2009.

Brian Clarke - Between Extremities - Pace Gallery
Through February 16, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of paintings, drawings, sculpture, and a new stained-glass installation by Brian Clarke, an artist who has pioneered new possibilities for the medium of glass and has collaborated on major installations with Zaha Hadid, Norman Foster, Renzo Piano, and other leading architects worldwide.

Song Dong - Doing Nothing - Pace Gallery
Through February 16, 2013 - New York

A two-venue exhibition of the acclaimed Chinese conceptual artist Song Dong, known for his works that combine aspects of performance, video, photography, painting, installation, and sculpture. The gallery at 510 West 25th Street will center on a new installation by the artist that expands on his project for Documenta 13.

National Geographic: The Past and Future Present - Steven Kasher Gallery
Through February 16, 2013 - New York

Steven Kasher Gallery's fifth show of works from the National Geographic archives, but the first that presents vintage illustrations side by side with vintage photographs. The one hundred works presented span the entire 20th century. Photographers include Herbert Ponting, Baron von Gloeden, Maynard Owen Williams, and Hiram Bingham. Illustrators include Thornton Oakley, Louis Agassi Fuertes, and Tom Lovell. The exhibition will encompass works that represent National Geographi's rich history in the fields of geography, archaeology, exploration, science, wildlife and world cultures.

David Hilliard: The Tale Is True - Yancey Richardson Gallery
Through February 16, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of new photographs. In this new body of work, Hilliard continues to deconstruct issues surrounding familial relationships, and the struggle to secure a sense of self and place in a chaotic world.

This Is This - Zach Feuer Gallery
Through February 16, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of work by Darren Bader, Alex Da Corte, Nick Darmstaedter, N. Dash, Mark Flood, Brendan Lynch, Grayson Revoir and Zachary Susskind.

Maria Loboda: General Electric - Andrew Kreps Gallery
Through February 16, 2013 - New York

Loboda's first show at the gallery. Based on myriad associations with the overall idea, history, and architectural manifestation of electricity, the exhibition features sculpture, installation and collage.

David Shrigley - Signs - Anton Kern Gallery
Through February 16, 2013 - New York

Glasgow-based artist David Shrigley surrounds a large black gong sculpture positioned in the center of the gallery with a variety of signs, such as flags, scrolls and banners, neon and cast bronze texts, as well as lino-cut and letterset texts and poems.

Paint - Betty Cuningham Gallery
Through February 16, 2013 - New York

Featuring paintings and works on paper by ten artists: William Bailey, David Bates, Jake Berthot, Charles Garabedian, Judy Glantzman, John Lees, Stanley Lewis, Gordon Moore, David Reed, and John Walker.

Niko Luoma - And Time Is No Longer an Obstacle - Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery
Through February 16, 2013 - New York

The first solo exhibition in the United States by the esteemed Helsinki School artist.

Sissi Farassat - Edwynn Houk Gallery
Through February 16, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of recent photographic works by Sissi Farassat (Iranian, b. 1969). This is her first solo exhibition in New York.

Lego(R) Fest - Larchmont Public Library
Through February 16, 2013 - Larchmont

Come explore a world created out of LEGOS®! This 300 square foot display will entertain people of all ages! Along with the display will be ‘Seek and Find’ challenges and a variety of premium LEGO® sets for raffle. LegoFest is a fundraiser for the Larchmont Public Library. It is sponsored by: BlocStudio Design+Construction, Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s, Rolling Stone Masonry, The Lazy Gardener and Beacon Hill Technology Solutions. LEGO, the LEGO logo, DUPLO, the DUPLO logo, the Brick and Knob configurations and the Minifigure are trademarks of the LEGO Group. © 2013 The LEGO Group. All rights reserved.

Ronald K. Brown/Evidence - Joyce Theater
Through February 17, 2013 - New York

Heralded by The New York Times as "a modern dance savior," Ronald K. Brown captures spirituality through a rapturous dance vocabulary that unites movement with song. This season, he and his company take the Joyce stage with two powerful programs. Program A features the world premiere of Torch, a fervent dance in celebration of the late dance enthusiast Beth Young, along with audience favorite Incidents, danced to the music of Aretha Franklin, Wunmi, and The Staple Singers. Order My Steps is also on the program. Program B features the full-length work Walking out the Dark, performed to the infectious music of Sweet Honey in the Rock and Francisco Mora, and Upside Down, featuring the music of Fela Anikulapo Kuti.

Materializing 'Six Years': Lucy R. Lippard and the Emergence of Conceptual Art - Brooklyn Museum
Through February 17, 2013 - Prospect Heights

This exhibition is devoted to examining the defining impact Lucy R. Lippard's groundbreaking book Six Years had on the emergent Conceptual art movement. Published in 1973, Six Years simultaneously catalogued and described the development of conceptual art practices in the late sixties and early seventies, and is now widely considered an essential reference work for the period. Using the book's content to structure the exhibition, Materializing "Six Years" showcases the artists brought together and championed by Lippard, and demonstrates how her curatorial projects, critical writing, and political engagement helped to redefine exhibition-making, art criticism, and the viewing experience. The exhibition will feature more than 170 objects by nearly ninety artists who were working internationally across a range of mediums. In addition to presenting important artworks, the exhibition will convey the political foment of an era that saw both the emergence of Conceptual art and the rise of the Women's Rights, Civil Rights, and anti?Vietnam War movements, and will illustrate the period's experimental impulses through catalogues, artist publications, periodicals, photographs, and ephemera from key exhibitions and events.

Bethany - New York City Center Stage II
Through February 17, 2013 - New York

Women's Project presents the World Premiere of BETHANY By Laura Marks Directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch Sets by Lauren Helpern Costumes by Sarah Holden Lights by Mark Barton Sound by Leon Rothenberg BETHANY is a darkly comic exploration of the limits of morality in desperate times. Set in an American exurb wiped out by foreclosures, the play follows Crystal, a financially-strapped woman who discovers just how far she’ll go to regain what she’s lost. January 11 - February 17, 2013 Tuesdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Exception: No matinee on Saturday, January 12 at 2:30 p.m. 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.

Doris Duke's Shangri La - Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art - Museum of Arts & Design
Through February 17, 2013 - New York

Exploring the extraordinary dialogue between Islamic tradition and Western modernity that shaped the fabled Honolulu residence of the philanthropist Doris Duke, Doris Duke's Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art features large-scale newly commissioned photos of the five-acre property by Tim Street-Porter and archival materials on the travel and research that led to the creation of Duke's home and the growth of her collection over 60 years, in addition to a selection of works from her collection, never before seen outside her home--ceramics, furniture, textiles, and jewelry inlaid with precious gems from Spain, North Africa, Central and South Asia, and the Middle East, including objects dating from the early first millennium B.C.E.--along with new works by six contemporary artists of Islamic heritage who participated in Shangri La's Contemporary Artists Residency program. These Shangri La- inspired works include calligraphic pieces by Mohamed Zakariya that evoke the physical landscape surrounding the home; vivid, large-scale projections that capture the home's confluence of American and Muslim cultures by Shahzia Sikander; and lantern-like metal sculptures of rockets and missiles that speak of both opulence and violence by Afruz Amighi, among others.

Juilliard Opera presents Donizetti's 'Don Pasquale' - Peter Jay Sharp Theater
Through February 17, 2013 - New York

Stephen Lord, conductor; James Robinson, director; Juilliard Orchestra Chorus of Juilliard singers. Featuring Jeongcheol Cha as Don Pasquale, Tobias Greenhalgh as Malatesta, Yujoong Kim as Ernesto, Deanna Breiwick as Norina, and Said Pressley as Carlino. Premiered in Paris in 1843, Gaetano Donizetti's collaboration with librettist Giovanni Ruffini Don Pasquale is an operatic comedy hailed as one of the composer's and Italian opera's best-loved masterpieces. Commedia dell'arte archetypes and lighthearted narrative combined with virtuosic bel canto singing define Donizetti's distinctive style and delight audiences of all ages. Tickets $30, available 1/9 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. February 13 at 8:00 PM; February 15 at 8:00 PM; February 17 at 2:00 PM.

Rachelle Ferrell - The Blue Note
Through February 17, 2013 - New York

Rachelle Ferrell, known all over the world as one of jazz's finest vocalists, makes a rare club appearance at the Blue Note for four nights.

Words That Paint - Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art (HVCCA)
Through February 17, 2013 - Peekskill

WORDS THAT PAINT: THE HUDSON VALLEY SCHOOL IN POETRY AND PROSE HVCCA's exhibition "PEEKSKILL PROJECT V: The New Hudson River School," provides the setting for this unique night of short plays and poems inspired by art from the exhibition. "Words that Paint: The Hudson River School in Poetry and Prose" is a collaborative art experience presented by HVCCA and Director Mara Mills. Writers from throughout the region were invited to visit the exhibition, and then submit short plays or poems inspired by works of art. The resulting works were juried and assembled into this theatrical performance. HVCCA provides the backdrop, performed by professional actors in full view of the artwork that inspired the words. The audience will move through the space as the narrative unfolds, adding a dynamic component. "Words that Paint…" will debut in the evening on Thursday, February 14th at 7pm. There will be three additional performances: matinees on Saturday, February 16th at 2pm and 4pm; Sunday, February 17th at 2pm. The event will last approximately one-and-a-half hours. Audience is limited to 25 per performance. Reserve with credit card or check by calling 914-788-0100 or emailing kellis@hvcca.org.

SESAME STREET LIVE ELMO'S SUPER HEROES - The Theater at Madison Square Garden
Through February 18, 2013 -

When Super Grover loses his superness, Sesame Street needs a hero! Never fear, Elmo and his team of super heroes are here. Teaching lessons of healthy habits through song and dance, Elmo, Abby Cadabby and your favorite Sesame Street friends will explore exercise, nutrition, sleep/energy and hygiene -- all in a quest to put the "super" back in Super Grover. It's Elmo's Super Heroes to the rescue!

George Bellows - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through February 18, 2013 - New York

George Bellows (1882-1925) was regarded as one of America's greatest artists when he died, at the age of forty-two, from a ruptured appendix. Bellows's early fame rested on his powerful depictions of boxing matches and gritty scenes of New York City's tenement life, but he also painted cityscapes, seascapes, war scenes, and portraits, and made illustrations and lithographs that addressed many of the social, political, and cultural issues of the day. Featuring some one hundred works from Bellows's extensive oeuvre, this landmark loan exhibition is the first comprehensive survey of the artist's career in nearly half a century. It invites the viewer to experience the dynamic and challenging decades of the early twentieth century through the eyes of a brilliant observer.

John Rogers: American Stories - New-York Historical Society
Through February 18, 2013 - New York

John Rogers: American Stories is the first full retrospective of the most popular American sculptor John Rogers (1829-1904). An astute and tireless maker and marketer of artworks from the beginning of the Civil War to the end of the Gilded Age, Rogers sold more than 80,000 narrative figural groups in plaster, reaching the American public en masse and addressing the issues that most touched their lives. His arresting and memorable subjects included scenes from the front lines and the home front of the Civil War, insightful commentaries on domestic life, and dramatic episodes from the stage and literature.

The Landmarks of New York - New-York Historical Society
Through February 18, 2013 - New York

The Landmarks of New York is an exhibition which explores the history of New York as revealed by its historical structures. The exhibition's ninety photographs of New York landmarks, including thirty newly donated by former New York City Landmarks Commissioner Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel, are critical documents that chronicle the city's past from the seventeenth through the twentieth centuries. As the city grew, single family houses were replaced by apartment buildings and then skyscrapers; agriculture replaced manufacturing, which was supplanted by commerce and the movement of goods and services. All of these structures tell the story of New York's journey from a small colonized village to a world class city.

Sesame Street Live: 'Elmo's Super Heroes' - The Theater at Madison Square Garden
Through February 18, 2013 - Midtown

All is not well on Sesame Street, but Elmo's determined to help his friends find happiness. The show opens with Super Grover losing his superness, so Elmo brings the gang to town, teaching the audience lessons of healthy habits through song and dance with his friends including Abby Cadabby, Big Bird, Bert, Ernie, and more of the gang.

Hot Chocolate Festival - City Bakery
Through February 18, 2013 - New York

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