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Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on April 19


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free and low-cost things to do with kids in Bronx Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Bronx today, April 19, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on today in Bronx's museums, galleries, and libraries for some educational fun; in the parks, for outdoor and nature activities; and in the theaters, for children's concerts and performances. Plus, get details and directions on any street fairs or holiday festivals happening April 19. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Bronx, check out our complete calendar of events.

Toddler Story Time - Westbury Friends School
Through May 31, 2012 - Westbury

Toddlers can enjoy stories, songs, and finger plays. A light snack and plenty of social interaction will be provided. A parent or caregiver must accompany each child.

New York 9/11 Memorial Lunch Cruises - Spirit Cruises
April 19, 2012 - New York

Pay an afternoon visit to the 9/11 tribute of remembrance coupled with a scenic dining cruise aboard Spirit Cruises. The 9/11 Memorial Lunch Cruise departs from Chelsea Piers and ends by docking at the new National September 11 Memorial site. These cruises ends at the 9/11 Memorial with no return service to Chelsea Piers. Boarding: Noon; Cruising: 12:30pm- 2:30pm. Price: $51.90 per adult, $34.95 per child age 3-12. The price per person includes the Lunch Cruise and a $5 donation to the 9/11 Memorial.

Sea Rex: Journey to a Prehistoric World - IMAX Theater, Maritime Aquarium
Through April 19, 2012 - Norwalk

Explore an underwater universe inhabited by such creatures as Liopleurodon and long-necked Elasmosaurus ? enormous animals that were ruling the seas before dinosaurs conquered the earth. Encounter the gigantic Shonisaurus, the T-Rex of the sea.

Search for the Great Sharks - IMAX Theater, Maritime Aquarium
Through April 19, 2012 - Norwalk

Join shark experts Dr. Eugenie Clark and Rodney Fox on a round-the-globe expedition for close encounters with some of the world's largest sharks, including whale sharks and great whites.

Born Learning: Teachable Moments for Children Ages 0-5 - Child Care Council of Westchester
April 19, 2012 - Scarsdale

The Child Care Council of Westchester, Inc. and United Way of Westchester and Putnam are partnering to promote BORN LEARNING, a public awareness campaign that helps caregivers and parents explore ways to turn everyday moments into learning experiences for children ages 0-5 years. Workshop participants will explore BORN LEARNING materials and learn ways to use them with both children and families.

9th Annual Young Child Expo & Conference - New York's Hotel Pennsylvania
April 19, 2012 - Manhattan

NYMetroParents is proud to be a sponsor of the 9th Annual Young Child Expo & Conference, April 18-20, an event that brings together more than 1,000 principals, directors, teachers, and other early childhood professionals. The focus of the conference is to provide useful information to professionals and parents in order to help all young children learn, grow, and reach their full potential. Register online. The event integrates learning about typically developing children as well as those with special needs.

Emmanuel Villaume Conducts the Juilliard Orchestra - Avery Fisher Hall
April 19, 2012 - New York

Featuring Wagner’s Prelude to Lohengrin, Act 1, Berlioz’s “Les nuits d’ete,” and Strauss’s “Eine Alpinsinfonie.” Tickets for $30 (orchestra level) and $15 (2nd tier level) are available 3/14 at the Avery Fisher Box Office, by calling CenterCharge (212) 721-6500, or at FREE tickets for students and seniors available at the Avery Fisher Box Office Only.

Story Times - Barnes and Noble
April 19, 2012 - Manhasset

April 19, 2012 - New York

The Municipal Art Society of New York presents its highest honor - the 2012 Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Medal - to Joan Ganz Cooney and Peter G. Peterson at its annual gala that raises funds to create a more livable and dynamic city. Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 7:00 p.m., Cocktails; 8:00 p.m., Dinner (Black Tie) For more information or to buy tickets, call the JFM Group at (212) 921-9070, ext. 16 or e-mail

Relaxtion + Bonding = Powerful Parent - Resources for Children with Special Needs
April 19, 2012 - Union Square

Learn practical ways to alleviate challenging behaviors and empower yourself to be better able to handle your children with special needs. Child care is not provided; please make other arrangements for your child.

ADHD Parent Training with Elaine Lerner - Office of Elaine Lerner MSW CSW
April 19, 2012 - Garden City

Is your child having trouble with focus and attention, organization, behavior, hyperactivity or impulsivity? Learn child behavior management skills to give your child a better chance at success in school, at home, and in social settings. Groups now forming in Garden City and Melville. Also available for individual, couple and family therapy. Call for a complimentary 30-minute phone session to determine if you are a candidate for the training for family therapy.

How to Get a Good Night's Sleep - ProHEALTH PARTNERS IN HEALTH
April 19, 2012 - Lake Success

Sleep is important to health and well being. Join this workshop and learn why you may not sleep as well as you could and discover what you can do to get a good night's sleep. Presented by Dr. Lawrence Shulman, Director of Sleep Medicine/Department of Pulmonary Medicine @ ProHEALTH Care. Class size is limited. Registration is necessary.

Bounce Town Thursday - The Sports Place
April 19, 2012 - Blauvelt

Kids can jump, bounce, and run their way way to fun at Bounce Town, part of The Sports Place Family. Mention Rockland Parent and save $2 per person on Thursdays. A regular all-day pass is $9.

Take-A-Hike Week - Stamford Museum & Nature Center
Through April 19, 2012 - Stamford

Enjoy annual favorites such as a forest-wide scavenger hunt or vernal pool exploration. Check out new offerings including a Wildlife CSI hike. Take a self-guided nature "art-venture" where you can make recycled paper, letterboxing journals and more. Visit for a daily schedule of activities.

Fresh Perspectives at Agora Gallery - Agora Gallery
Through April 19, 2012 - New York City

Two excellent collective exhibitions will be gracing the walls of Agora Gallery this spring, in addition to a remarkable solo exhibition featuring the works of Austrian artist Fred Friedrich. Elements of Abstraction presents art with the ability to induce a shift in perspective, allowing the viewer to reach new conclusions about what they see and experience that vision in different ways. Portals of Perception displays works which seem to breathe with creative energy and inspiration, and a passionate joy in the world and its complexities which they pass, in turn, to those who see them. In Fin de Ciel: Fred Friedrich / a Solo Exhibition the audience is introduced to the tremendously powerful artwork of a man who is constantly engaged in exploring the balance between the figurative and the abstract, the fluid and the definite. The result is a mesmerizing collection of works which speak across barriers of culture, place or time to reach fundamental elements of existence. The exhibitions will begin on March 30, 2012 and will run until April 19, 2012. The opening reception will take place on April 5, 2012. Entrance is free and all art enthusiasts are warmly encouraged to attend and meet the artists responsible for these enthralling creations. Exhibition Dates: March 30, 2012 – April 19, 2012 Reception: Thursday, April 5, 2012, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, New York City Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat, 11a.m. - 6 p.m. Event URL: Featured Artists: Fin de Ciel: Fred Friedrich / a Solo Exhibition Fred Friedrich Portals of Perception - KATE?INA Alavedra-Duchoslav | Donna Bonin | Tullia Caporicci | Michèle Caussin-Bellon | Seán Conlon | Dawn Crothers | Suzanne (SÜ) Fortin | Elisa Grion | Barry Grose | Leigh Gusterson | Joanne Helman | Marc Laberge | Raúl Lara Naranjo | Kunshik Shin | Douglas The Boogie Man Elements of Abstraction - María Inés Cámara | Bogdan Chiritoiu | Tina Dadouch | Melody Hawtin | Hanna Jach | Nadine Y. Jeners | Heidi Kirschner | Julio Lugo Rivas | Ramón A. Olivares | Raúl Prieto | Laura Pritchard | Paul Saucier 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.

Teen Thursdays - Yonkers Public Library - Riverfront
April 19, 2012 - Yonkers

Hang out with Z, the teen librarian, and play Playstation. In addition, each week will feature an arts & crafts project, board games, or another fun teen activity. Open to tweens and teens, ages 12-19. Young Adult Room.

Thursday Morning Storytime: The Toe Show - Barnes & Noble City Center
April 19, 2012 - White Plains

Join Toe for stories and singing.

Reading to Rover - Briarcliff Manor Library
April 19, 2012 - Briarcliff Manor

Children in grades 1-5 gain confidence when reading aloud privately to a trained therapy dog. Registration required. Choose one time slot during registration: 4pm, 4:15pm, 4:30pm, or 4:45 pm. For more information, contact Amy Kaplan at or 914-941-7072.

Earth Day Crafts - Brooklyn Public Library, Homecrest branch
April 19, 2012 - Homecrest

Arts and crafts with a green, Earth Day theme.

Ridge Kids Write - Brooklyn Public Library, Bay Ridge branch
April 19, 2012 - Bay Ridge

Kids let their literary sides fly in this serious writing workshop.

Tutoring - Brooklyn Public Library, Cypress Hills branch
April 19, 2012 - Cypress Hills

Kids can get homework help from a NYC school teacher.

Brentano String Quartet - Carnegie Hall
April 19, 2012 -

On this final night of its three-concert series in Weill Recital Hall, the Brentano String Quartet performs Busoni's powerful Second String Quartet and focuses on two late masterpieces by Beethoven. London's Independent has hailed the group's approach to the Op. 130 quartet as "passionate, uninhibited, and spell-bounding." Together with the Grose Fuge, it's part of a season finale not to be missed.

Nickelback with special guests Bush, Seether, & My Darkest Days - Madison Square Garden
April 19, 2012 - Midtown

Vacation Week Movie: The Muppets - Wilton Library
April 19, 2012 - Wilton

Enjoy a snack and a movie. Children under 8 must be accompanied by a caregiver, children under 12 must have a caregiver in the building.

Vacation Week Movie: Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked - Wilton Library
April 19, 2012 - Wilton

Enjoy snacks and a movie. Children under 8 must be accompanied by a caregiver, children under 12 must have a caregiver in the building.

Disney’s Phineas and Ferb: The Best LIVE Tour Ever! - Nassau Coliseum
April 19, 2012 - Uniondale

Phineas, Ferb, and the whole tri-state area gang embark on a bold escape jumping out from behind your TV and onto the stage in a live action adventure. Before you can wonder, “Hey, where’s Perry?” the beloved pet platypus shifts to his secret double life as Agent P to foil another one of Dr. Doofenshmirtz’s evil plans. Musical madness abounds in an escapade so awesome that even Candace can’t help but join the hilarious hijinks.

Nursery School Boutique Day - JCC of Mid-Westchester
April 19, 2012 - Scarsdale

Featuring handbags, jewelry, leather goods, and American Girl style clothing. A portion of proceeds benefit the JCC Early Childhood Center programs. Contact: Julie Dorfman, 472-3300 x412;

1001 Voices Preview Concert - Queens Library: Flushing Branch
April 19, 2012 - Flushing

Experience Queens Symphony Orchestra's inaugural festival at three free concert events. The QSO joins together with 72 different arts organizations throughout the borough of Queens to bring you 1001 Voices, their first annual QSO Arts & Music Festival.

Sketching Nature - Fairfield Museum and History Center
April 19, 2012 - Fairfield

Examine the historic buildings and sites on the Town Green and draw a picture of the Burr Homestead gardens as well as other things under the tutelage of Deborah Bassino, an illustrator and art teacher.

Earth Day Nature Expedition - Fairfield Museum and History Center
April 19, 2012 - Fairfield

Hunt in the gardens and marshes surrounding the Museum. Go on an expedition across the wooded green. What will you find? Then take your discoveries and construct a natural craft inspired by your tour.

National High Five Day - Pump It Up of Norwalk
April 19, 2012 - Norwalk

Come for some jumping fun time.

Spring Fling - What's Cooking?
April 19, 2012 - Oyster Bay

Enjoy the beginning of spring with What's Cooking? Have fun with edible art and fresh spring food prepared by your children. The spring menu includes flowerpot cookie craft, matzah edible art, bunny salad, fruit pizza, and a yummy chocolate bird's nest.

Spring Break Nature Palooza - Connecticut Audubon Society
Through April 19, 2012 - Fairfield

Welcome back the animals and plants that have been hiding all winter. See what those animals that never went into hiding during our mild winter are up to. Teacher-naturalists help campers investigate the Larsen Sanctuary to look for evidence of spring's arrival. This program includes live animals, craft-making and outdoor explorations. To register or for more information call ext. 109.

Romeo & Juliet (Hudson Valley Shakespeare Fesitval) - Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center
April 19, 2012 - Westhampton Beach

Join the actors from The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival in this modernized telling of the epic tragedy of passionate, star-crossed teenagers overpowered by a love that supersedes social expectations and family loyalties. A question and answer period is part of the program.

Environmental Science Career Exploration - Suffolk County Farm & Education Center
April 19, 2012 - Yaphank

High school sophomores, juniors and seniors can attend this lecture series and shadowing opportunities. Topics include college admissions information, environmental conservation, engineering and consulting, geographic information systems, marine science and more.

Shadow Box Theater presents Once Upon a Story - PS 3, The Bedford Village School
April 19, 2012 - Bedford Stuyvesant

The Shadow Box Theater celebrates diverse American cultures with this medley of tall tales and legends set to music and shadow puppetry. The show includes stories such as Johnny Appleseed, Big Annie and more plus a spirited American songfest.

Shadow Box Theater presents Once Upon a Story - PS 3, The Bedford Village School
April 19, 2012 - Bedford Stuyvesant

The Shadow Box Theater celebrates diverse American cultures with this medley of tall tales and legends set to music and shadow puppetry. The show includes stories such as Johnny Appleseed, Big Annie and more plus a spirited American songfest.

International Bat Awareness Celebration - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
Through April 19, 2012 - Bridgeport

Come learn all about the amazing world of bats! Activities will include scavenger hunts, crafts, story times, and bat box raffles. Program will begin in the Research Station. FREE with paid admission to the Zoo.

International Bat Awareness Celebration - Beardsley Zoo
Through April 19, 2012 - Bridgeport

Come learn all about the amazing world of bats. Activities will include scavenger hunts, crafts, story times, and bat box raffles. Program will begin in the Research Station.

'New Life' as Parents to Twins! - Parents R Talking
April 19, 2012 - Mineola

Richard and Rebecca (husband and wife) team up to provide this easy to understand parenting workshop. You will get both parents' perspectives on how to manage your "new" life as parents to twins. With two (or more) babies on the way, chances are you have more than a few questions. This workshop is for expectant parents (14 weeks pregnant and up).

Easter Cantata with Gracias Choir - Calvary Cathedral of Praise
April 19, 2012 - Brooklyn

This April is a very sentimental month, with the production of our new program, the Gracias Choir Easter Cantata. This Cantata depicts how Jesus conquered death and resurrected to bring justification to all. Through choir pieces and a short depiction and message of the resurrection of Christ, the spirit of the season and holiday will be embedded into the hearts of all listeners. Programs G.F. Handel’s Oratorio “Messaiah” I Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification. (Romans 4:25) II No. 41 Since by man came death No. 46 The trumpet shall sound No. 51 Worthy is the Lamb No. 52 Amen We hope to see you in the audience and take part in the music culture we would like to offer the town to enable our community to become a more culturally and musically enriched town.

Open House (Grades 5-9) - Rippowam Cisqua School Upper Campus
April 19, 2012 - Mt. Kisco

Take a tour, attend a student and faculty panel, and meet current parents. For more information or to RSVP, contact Susie Danziger at or 914-244-1292.

MAS Urbanists Host MAS After Dark Party - New York Public Library - Astor Hall
April 19, 2012 - New York

MAS Urbanists Host “MAS After Dark” Party – Annual gala after-party hosted by Municipal Art Society’s group for civic-minded New Yorkers in their 20s and 30s. Cocktail attire. Must be 21 or older. For more information, call 914-235-1490 ext.11 or visit

CONNIE and BRION VYTLACIL at the Unite Women NY Happy Hour Fundraiser - Stonewall Inn
April 19, 2012 - New York

Join CONNIE, BRION VYTLACIL and the Unite Women NY volunteers at Stonewall Inn to help raise money for April 28th's march and rally at Foley Square Park. Featuring: CONNIE (ReSolute) BRION VYTLACIL (Future Music / East Village Radio) We have a private room upstairs where we can party all evening to great music with drink specials while supporting Unite Women NY. 2 for 1 drink specials with a $10 suggested donation. Unite Women New York is a new organization formed by volunteers from all over the state to oppose anti-women legislation and to celebrate the history of women in the United States. For more information about the march and rally please check out our website or our Facebook event page

Story Hour with Miss Kathy - Little Joe's Books
April 19, 2012 - Katonah

Miss Kathy will be doing Rappin' Rhymes in celebration of National Poetry Month and National Jazz Month. For children ages 3 and older.

POGO 04/19/12 – the Rock n’ Roll Dance Extravaganza with DJ Miss Guy - Hotel Chantelle
April 19, 2012 - New York

POGO 04/19/12 – the Rock n’ Roll Dance Extravaganza with DJ Miss Guy Thursday, April 19th Join DJs MISS GUY, MICHAEL CAVADIAS, CAROL SHARKS, PRINCE TERRENCE for the TREMENDOUSLY-TRANSCENDENT-TOTALLY-TWISTED-SUPTASTIC-SHINDIG in NYC POGO!!! In the BASEMENT of the famed HOTEL CHANTELLE, 92 Ludlow St. NYC With your hosts for April 19th: Darian Darling, James Coppola, Joce, Lady Valtronic, and Santiago Put on your dancing shoes and GO-GO to POGO The party starts at 11PM!!! Check out for even more great stuff!!!

Skeery's Z100 Happy Hour on ZEPHYR - Circle Line Downtown
April 19, 2012 - New York

Try a Thursday night...on the water! Join Z100's Skeery Jones on the Circle Line Downtown's ZEPHYR on Thursday April 19th for happy hour! There will be food and drink, a live deejay and a chance to win a trip to Aruba! Boarding starts at 6:00PM with sailing from 7:00PM-9:00PM! It's a perfect place for couples to double and singles to mingle.

Family Support Series - YAI Network
April 19, 2012 - Midtown West

This is a chance to share your child's achievements and exchange tips for success. For parents and caregivers only; no children please. Pre-registration is required by calling YAI Link at 212-273-6182.

Planning for the Future of a Child with a Disability: Utilizing Special Needs Trusts - Aaron Academy
April 19, 2012 - Midtown East

Stephen Ehrens, CPA, CLTC, and father of a college-age child with learning and language challenges, and Ellyn Kravitz, attorney with Littman Krooks, specializing in Trusts and Estates Law, will present an informational workshop on financial planning for families of children with special needs. A five point planning process that is applicable to families of all income levels will be provided. This presentation will include information about establishing trusts, role of the financial planner, life insurance, assets, and the law applicable to trusts and estate planning. Please RSVP to: Adam Moro,, 212-867-5443

TS Terrace Thursday's - TS Terrace
April 19, 2012 - New York

Join us for Thursday at the beautiful TS Terrace in the heart of Times Square NYC. Music by DJ Tommy Virtue. Doors open at 11 pm. To pre-reserve a bottle special, for more information, large groups or table reservations email us at or call 1-(212) 706-7491.

Free entrance at Tenjune Nightclub on Privé Event Planning’s guestlist - Tenjune
April 19, 2012 - New York

This Thursday April 19th and every thursday thereafter - Prive Event Planning cordially invites you to TENJUNE Thursdays in the heart of the meatpacking district Featuring Music by a rotation of celebrity DJ If you'd like to join our vip table for drinks, email us at for more information, table reservations and free guest list entry - be sure to stop by one of our tables for complimentary drinks! Doors will open at 11pm - Tenjune 26 Little West 12th Street RSVP: By text at 917-557-5787 or by email at including the names of your guests and a phone number you can be reached at.

Creed - Beacon Theatre
Through April 20, 2012 - New York

Creed in concert as you have never seen them before, as the band performs "My Own Prison" night one (Thursday, April 19) and performing "Human Clay" night two (Friday, April 20).

Spring Vacation Adventures - Maritime Aquarium
Through April 20, 2012 - Norwalk

See April 16. During spring break, kids ages 6 to 9 spend a full day exploring our natural world with a different theme offered each day. Kids should bring a bag lunch and a snack. Advance registration required. Call ext. 2206 or download a registration form at

Vacation Week: Celebrate Ireland - Stepping Stones Museum
Through April 20, 2012 - Norwalk

Enjoy activities and crafts celebrating Irish history and culture.

Dig! Plant! Grow! Hands-On Gardening Activities: Wake Up, Garden! - New York Botanical Garden
Through April 20, 2012 - Bronx

Help wake the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden from its winter slumber by sowing seeds, planting seedlings, spreading compost, and digging. April 7-20.

Shuffle Culture - Brooklyn Academy of Music
Through April 20, 2012 - Fort Greene

Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson, the charismatic drummer and producer of the Grammy Award-winning hip-hop group The Roots, comes to BAM with an immersive musical experience. Enlisting a stellar lineup of artists, Questlove and musicians perform a free-flowing playlist -- a kinetic mix of songs and sounds from unexpected musical bedfellows -- that celebrates and reflects our current shuffle culture.

Spring Break Enrichment Camp - Woodcock Nature Center
Through April 20, 2012 - Wilton

Children learn about the world around them through hands-on activities, animal presentations, hikes, and crafts. The day focuses on a specific nature-related topic, and is taught by professional naturalists/educators. Register for daily sessions or the full week.

Recycled Crafts - Mashantucket Pequot Museum
Through April 20, 2012 - Mashantucket

Celebrate Earth Week 2012 in the Gathering Space and keep it green making creative and educational crafts with recycled materials. Then take a special "Gifts of the Land" tour to see how Native people valued and transformed their resources into useful objects.

Mozart and Tchaikovsky - New York Philharmonic
Through April 21, 2012 -

Doo Wop Wed Widing Hood - Studio Theatre
Through April 21, 2012 - Lindenhurst

It's the 1950s, hula hoops are in high demand, and so is Little Red Riding Hood. Wise Prince Jason, Strong Prince Justin and ordinary Loud Prince Frank all want to woo Red Riding Hood. So the king and queen hire the Fairy Godmother to set three tasks for the princes. The rest is a hilarious comedy that will keep everyone laughing.

Earth Day New York 2012 - Times Square and Grand Central
Through April 21, 2012 - new york

Come learn about and get involved in all of the green opportunities the city has to offer! We’re celebrating Earth Day 2012 from April 19th to April 21st at our FREE events in Times Square and at Grand Central! Learn about green businesses and local and national environmental organizations at our outdoor fair outside Grand Central. Also enjoy concerts, sustainable food, artists, speakers, interactive exhibit areas, and special guests. And in Times Square, join us for our second annual CO2 E Drive and check out the latest innovations in green vehicles.

STEAL AWAY: The Living History of Harriet Tubman - New Perspectives Theatre Company Studio
Through April 21, 2012 - New York

Using puppets and live actors, award-winning writer Rick Balian tells the story of one of America’s greatest heroines—from her youth as a slave to her service on the Underground Railroad and her lifelong efforts to help others in need. A native of Auburn, New York (where Harriet lived until her death), Balian’s research for the play included dozens of interviews with Harriet’s descendents and the curator of the Harriet Tubman home. After the play, audiences get to meet Harriet and learn two Negro spirituals that were actually used as coded messages for slaves escaping to freedom, and sing along with Harriet. By Donation! Pay What You Can Afford!

Modern Luv - IRT
Through April 21, 2012 - New York

Seattle brings its hottest, new musical to IRT: In a world where texting, emailing, Facebooking, and “liking” have usurped traditional romance, two modern lovers go in search of something real. Through the internet, Mark Siano, who fancies himself Seattle's god of soft rock (dancing around in an 80s sparkletard), strikes up an unlikely long distance relationship with east-coast hard rocker Opal Peachey. Despite their obvious differences, technology helps them find they're not so different after all. Problem is, no one is who they pretend to be online.

The Orchid Show: Patrick Blanc's Vertical Gardens - New York Botanical Garden
Through April 22, 2012 - Bronx

Guest designer for this year's 10th Annual Orchid Show is Patrick Blanc, world-renowned French botanist and artist who will transform the Haupt Conservatory with his spectacular vertical walls of living foliate. Using thousands of orchids and companion planting as his palette, Blanc introduces towering spectacles of tropical life to the Conservatory. In an explosion of alluring design and fragrance, exotic plant walls rise high above, creating this season's not-to-be missed exhibition for garden lovers, orchid fans, and those desiring a one-day tropical retreat.

145th Annual International Exhibition - American Watercolor Society
Through April 22, 2012 -

The 145th Annual Exhibition of the American Watercolor Society opens on Tuesday, April 5th, 2011, in the galleries of the historic Salmagundi Club at 47 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY. The exhibition is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Tuesdays 1-8 PM, Wednesday through Sunday 1-5 PM; closed Mondays. The AWS annual is one of the premier watercolor exhibits in the world. Over 1200 artists from throughout the United States and 12 foreign countries submitted their work to a panel of jurors chosen from signature members of the AWS. Of these submissions (one per artist), 114 paintings were selected for the exhibition. Forty paintings from the show are selected for the Traveling Exhibition, which will tour museums and galleries across the country during the next year. For the schedule of the Traveling Exhibition, and to see images of the prize-winning entries, visit While inclusion in this exhibition is itself an honor, participants also compete for the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medals of Honor, eleven other medals, and over $40,000.00 in prize money. The American Watercolor Society is one of the oldest and most prestigious exhibition societies in the US. Election to the Society as a signature member is one of the most sought-after honors in the painting world. Membership has included many of the most important names in painting throughout the history of the Society, including American Impressionist Childe Hassam, the great 19th-century innovator Winslow Homer, and the late great Andrew Wyeth. The Salmagundi Club, 47 Fifth Avenue at 12th Street, is located in the Chelsea/Greenwich Village section of Manhattan. If you drive, it is recommended you plan to park in one of the off-street parking garages on 12th Street, between Fifth Avenue and University Place, just around the corner from the Salmagundi Club.

'The Game of Kings: Medieval Ivory Chessmen from the Isle of Lewis' - The Cloisters Museum and Gardens
Through April 22, 2012 - Washington Heights

In 1831, a hoard of luxury goods - including more than 70 chess pieces and several other objects, all made of carved walrus ivory and dating from the 12th century - was unearthed on the Isle of Lewis off the west coast of Scotland. More than 30 of the life-sized chess pieces (thereafter known as the Lewis Chessmen), today arguably the most famous chess pieces in the world, will be on display in this exhibit, which takes the form of the endgame of a famous chess match. The fallen pieces, organized by type, are displayed in auxiliary cases along the edges of the room. The Lewis Chessmen are known in popular culture from their appearance in the film "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone."

Walter Wick: Games, Gizmos and Toys in the Attic - Bruce Museum
Through April 22, 2012 - Greenwich

Wick is the creator of the Can You See What I See? books and co-creator of the I Spy series for children. His photos are on display through April 22, 2012.

Vital Theatre Company Presents "Angelina Ballerina The Musical" - McGinn/Cazale Theatre
Through April 22, 2012 - Upper West Side

Angelina and her friends are all aflutter because a special guest is coming to visit Camembert Academy. They will perform all types of dance, including hip-hop, modern dance, the Irish jig, and of course, ballet, for their famous visitor. Angelina is the most excited of all, but will she get the starring moment she hopes for? Based on the CG-animated series, Angelina Ballerina The Next Steps on PBS KIDS®.

Enrico David: Head Gas - New Museum of Contemporary Art
Through April 22, 2012 - New York

"Head Gas" is the first New York exhibition by Italian-born, Berlin-based artist Enrico David. Over the past twenty years, David has produced a body of work encompassing painting, drawing, sculpture, and collage that draws upon a rich variety of sources and expresses a range of complex emotional states. Although his work is highly celebrated throughout Europe--the artist was among the nominees for the 2009 Turner Prize, for example--David's work has rarely been exhibited in the United States. The figures populating David's work convey the struggle of adaptation, both physical and psychological, of the self and of the image. In his art, we see haunting, incomplete, and sometimes grotesque characters fighting against and merging into backgrounds comprising a personal lexicon of forms. These patterns are derived from craft, folk art, and twentieth-century design, as well as advertising, techniques of display, fashion, and art historical moments. Previously, David choreographed his figurative works to imply dramatic narratives, at times using the exhibition space as a stage. His exhibitions function as performances of self-analysis constructed and theatricalized specifically for public display. Through David's highly personalized iconography, the works act as mirrors, reflecting viewers' desires, fears, and vulnerabilities. In David's more recent work, the implications and strands of psychological tension are enacted within a more formalized, image-based corporeality. For his 'Studio 231' exhibition, David has created an entirely new body of work. The paintings and works on paper are part of a series of portraits rendered delicately in pencil and luminescent fields of acrylic paint applied with a sponge or caressing brush. David's imagery suggests bodies at the point of apparition or dissolution-beings that cannot be contained or consumed, perhaps only passed through, and reluctantly present. 'I imagine these images as the product of a conscious, physiological act of will. To exist despite the alienating and antagonizing nature of their surrounding environment-as if a precarious and utterly temporary agreement was struck between them and the molecular components of paint and canvas, lines and colors, even the space itself, threaten to engulf them,' says David. 'These conditions, as ridiculous and unlikely as they may sound, represent for me an experience that feels real, necessary to embrace, even optimistic.' 'Head Gas' also features a new series of hand-painted paravents. These folding screens, originally conceived by the artist for his own apartment, create an architectural intervention within the exhibition space, simultaneously connecting to the images occupying the gallery. Enrico David is the second artist featured in the New Museum's new 'Studio 231' series. The Museum inaugurated the series in October 2011, with a new installation and performances by London-based artist Spartacus Chetwynd. 'Studio 231' is a series of commissioned projects in the museum's adjacent, ground-floor space at 231 Bowery. This new initiative will give international, emerging artists the opportunity to realize ambitious new works conceived especially for the space. These projects at 231 Bowery also seek to foster a new relationship between the artists and the public by allowing artists to create work outside the confines of the main museum building and in closer proximity to the energy of the street and to the creative space of the artist's studio.

The Orchid Show: Patrick Blanc's Vertical Garden - The New York Botanical Garden
Through April 22, 2012 - Bronx

Guest designer for this year's 10th Annual Orchid Show is Patrick Blanc, world-renowned French botanist and artist who will transform the Haupt Conservatory with his spectacular vertical walls of living foliate. Using thousands of orchids and companion planting as his palette, Blanc introduces towering spectacles of tropical life to the Conservatory. In an explosion of alluring design and fragrance, exotic plant walls rise high above, creating this season's not-to-be missed exhibition for garden lovers, orchid fans, and those desiring a one-day tropical retreat. Through April 22.

Long Island's Best: Young Artists at The Heckscher Museum 2012 - The Heckscher Museum of Art
Through April 22, 2012 - Huntington

This juried exhibition features works of art created by Long Island high school students in grades 9-12, based on works of art shown in The Heckscher Museum of Art during the 2011-2012 school year. Approximately 80 works of art in various media will be exhibited and prizes are awarded in several categories including Best in Show. The exhibition runs through April 22, 2012.

History and Mystery of Orchids - The New York Botanical Garden
Through April 22, 2012 - Bronx

With over 25,000 species growing on six continents, orchids fascinate and touch the lives of people in every country and culture from the jungles of Brazil to vanilla farms in Mexico. This series of exciting presentations and demonstrations takes you on a journey around the world of orchids and shows you how to grow and care for them at home.

Our Nation's Generations 2012: Sustainable Cities - Fairfield Museum and History Center
Through April 22, 2012 - Fairfield

Eighth grade students from The Unquowa School in Fairfield and 5th grade students from New Beginnings Family Academy in Bridgeport were challenged to design and create proposals for the city of Bridgeport's urban planning initiatives. The result is an exhibit of students' proposals for development of Bridgeport's empty lots and abandoned buildings on upper Main Street using innovative computer models, writing, poetry and photography.

'Stinkykids, The Musical' - Vital Theatre Company
Through April 22, 2012 - Upper West Side

A new family show based on the StinkyKids characters, little ones who learn to make the right choices through their childhood mistakes and who live by the motto "Always be a leader of good." The StinkyKids pro-social brand will appeal to parents for the values it represents and appeals to kids because the characters are real kids getting into real mischief.

The Ungovernables - 2012 New Museum Triennial - New Museum of Contemporary Art
Through April 22, 2012 - New York

The 2012 New Museum Triennial will feature thirty-four artists, artist groups, and temporary collectives -- totaling over fifty participants -- born between the mid-1970s and mid-1980s, many of whom have never before exhibited in the US. The exhibition title, "The Ungovernables," takes its inspiration from the concept of "ungovernability" and its transformation from a pejorative term used to describe unruly "natives" to a strategy of civil disobedience and self-determination. "The Ungovernables" is meant to suggest both anarchic and organized resistance and a dark humor about the limitations and potentials of this generation. "The Ungovernables" is an exhibition about the urgencies of a generation who came of age after the independence and revolutionary movements of the 1960s and 1970s. Through both materials and form, works included in "The Ungovernables" explore impermanence and an engagement with the present and future. Many of the works are provisional, site-specific, and performative reflecting an attitude of possibility and resourcefulness. In the sculpture of Adrian Villar Rojas, monumentality is juxtaposed with transience. Rendered in clay, the works depend on cracks on their surfaces -- the inevitable failure of the object, of meaning, and the guaranteed transformation of all ideas and objects back to dust. But it is dust that is then repurposed, reimagined, and re-formed. When Danh Vo learned that the Statue of Liberty is simply a steel armature covered by a copper skin the thickness of two pennies, he researched the hammering process that gave her shape, then employed craftsmen to replicate the statue's skin for his work WE THE PEOPLE. Julia Dault manipulates materials of modernity such as Formica and Plexiglas in temporal arrangements that can never be repeated. In her works, the artist's labor is dependent on the conditions of a certain space, her strength to execute a work at a particular time, and the uncontrollable accidents her materials determine. House of Natural Fiber, a new media collective and alternative space, has recently combined microbiology and art to teach locals about safe ways to brew homemade fruit wine while amplifying and sampling the sounds of the distillation process to make electronic music. Jonathas de Andrade's Ressaca Tropical (Tropical Hangover) is an installation of over one hundred photographs linked to pages of a romantic diary found in the trash. In isolation, the components of Ressaca are historical documents. However, pieced together, they comprise a larger fiction of what a city is and can be -- how the past can remain alive, not through conservation, but instead through the invisible energy of living. The New Museum has initiated a series of residencies and public programs to support the production of new works for the Triennial to foster artistic investigation, experimentation, and exchange. Residencies began in February 2011, with Public Movement and Adri�n Villar Rojas focusing on research for Triennial projects. In June and July, the New Museum embarked on a concentrated period of activities with Wu Tsang as well as Shaina Anand and Ashok Sukumaran of CAMP. On November 4 and 6, Public Movement presented Positions, a choreographed protest in which political and philosophical positions manifest into physical positions. Wu Tsang continued to develop his work Full Body Quotation with a performance on November 19, which will be the foundation of his installation in "The Ungovernables" exhibition. The Triennial is curated by Eungie Joo, Keith Haring Director and Curator of Education and Public Programs.

Shen Yun Performing Arts - The David H. Koch Theater
Through April 22, 2012 - New York

After enchanting royals in London; after performing for packed houses across Asia; after wowing a sold-out audience at Lincoln Center this past January, Shen Yun Performing Arts returns to Lincoln Center April 18-22 for a limited run. A Shen Yun performance features traditional Chinese culture as it was meant to be?a beautiful blend of artistry, energy, and grace. Dozens of dancers in dazzling costumes move in seamless, flowing patterns. A live orchestra blends East and West, thunderous drums shake the stage, and spectacular backdrops transport you to another world. See ancient legends of virtue brought to life alongside modern tales of courage. Hear soaring songs by masterful vocalists that will move and inspire. Experience a sense of grandeur and enchantment like no other with this unique, thrilling, and unforgettable performance! For tickets and information: 1-800-818-2393 /

Affordable Art Fair NYC 2012 Spring Edition - 7 W New York
Through April 22, 2012 - New York

The Affordable Art Fair New York City returns to the hustling and bustling art capital of the world to showcase new and emerging artists, galleries, and must-see installations. The uniqueness of the Affordable Art Fair carries over to the programming the Fair offers for its diverse audience. Whether it is a family outing or a night on the town, you will want to take full advantage of the wide variety of artist and curator talks, panel discussions and kids’ activities offered. When and Where Affordable Art Fair NYC Spring edition April 18, 2012: Private Preview 5-9pm April 19 – 22, 2012: General Fair days 7 West 34 Street, NYC April 19-22, 2012 Tickets: $12 Students & Seniors: $10 Children under 12: Free

"Shelter Cats" - Photography Exhibit - The Voracious Reader
Through April 22, 2012 - Larchmont

Local photographer Elisabeth Pollaert Smith presents a two week exhibit of her work entitled "Shelter Cats." Her photographs depict the beauty of shelter cats. Proceeds from the sale of her photos and printed greeting cards will go to the New Rochelle Humane Society, where the photographs were taken.

Drop-In Nature Activities: Little Landscapes - New York Botanical Garden, Everett Children's Adventure Garden
Through April 23, 2012 - Bronx

The plant world comes alive in a big way at the Discovery Center this winter. Kids step inside the world of plants and create their own terrarium to bring home. They'll be inspired to create a rocky, mossy, or desert world in a jar by looking closely at a wide array of artistic and scientific terrariums, and while they're at it, they can use a microscope to take a closer look at some classic terrarium characters like moss, lichens, and rocks. The Discovery Center will feature an exhibition of detailed and whimsical terrariums made by Twig Terrarium. Through April 23.

Hip N Hop Babies - Next Evolution
Through April 24, 2012 - Upper East Side

This one-of-a-kind 45-minute class brings music to life for babies and toddlers.

Free Craft Saturdays - Welcome Spring Banner - Straight A's
Through April 27, 2012 - White Plains

Free drop-in arts & crafts.

Let's Go Fly a Kite - Long Island Children's Museum
Through April 27, 2012 - Garden City

Sail into spring as you design a kite decoration to celebrate the new season. Use special dot markers, yarn, and paper to create a one-of-kind kite. The program runs through April 27, 2012.

David Lyle 'Misbehaving' - Lyons Wier Gallery
Through April 28, 2012 - New York

David Lyle Misbehaving April 5 - 28, 2011 Artist’s Reception: Thursday, April 5th, 2012, 6-8pm Lyons Wier Gallery 542 West 24th St., New York, NY 10011 Gallery Hours: Tues - Sat, 11-6pm Nearest subway: C,E @ 23rd St & 8th Ave Lyons Wier Gallery is pleased to present Misbehaving, a new body of work by artist David Lyle. Working from found vintage and vernacular photographs, Lyle seamlessly composes works that harken back to 1950’s and 1960’s America - not as they were, but skewed and reimagined by the artist. Lyle’s painstakingly reductive painting process is a very crucial element to the evolution of his final images. Each piece is rendered using only black paint and turpentine. Lyle begins his process by priming a panel with white gesso. He then paints a thin, rich, oily black veneer over the primed panel, slowly and systematically developing his images by removing some of the black paint with a cloth. In doing so, Lyle renders layer upon layer of various values of black paint resulting in his signature-style of luminescent works. In Misbehaving, we see how Lyle’s methodology combined with his acerbic wit creates an altered reality rife with cynicism and bursting with mischief. Lyle is impeccably faithful to the vintage photographs that inspire his work – until a point in which he instills a cultural reference so familiar, yet iconoclastic, as to leave the viewer wincing, laughing, or really thinking -- often it is all three. This series presents the most innocuous images of bygone times catalyzed by suggestive, sad, or outright strange anachronisms. An adolescent girl snips pages from a Playboy magazine on her tidy bed (Show and Tell); a deadpan scientist holds a hand to a cage of monkeys, among them Elmo from Sesame Street (Wrongfully Accused); an all American ‘50s family is glued to a TV set in admiration of The Simpsons (Family Time). These are juxtaposed with pieces like The Tin Man's Broken Heart and And Then There Was Light that present subtler dynamics more redolent of the artist's personal history and sense of childhood. In a time when Americans are as nostalgic as they are dependent on technology, such work is bitingly astute. Lyle's art seems to ask, “Were we really so good back then?” and if not, “Are we really so bad now?” David Lyle attended the University of California at Santa Barbara’s College of Creative Studies. His work has been exhibited in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Laguna Beach, and in Japan and covered in publications such as New York Magazine, Modern Painter, New American Paintings, American Artist, Hi-Fructose, Proximity Magazine and Coast Magazine. This is Lyle’s second solo exhibition with Lyons Wier Gallery.

Rembrandt's World: Dutch Drawings from the Clement C. Moore Collection - Morgan Library & Museum
Through April 29, 2012 -

This exhibition focuses on artists who worked in their native Holland during the fertile period of the seventeenth century known as the Dutch Golden Age.

Run! Jump! Fly! Adventures in Action - Stepping Stones Museum
Through April 29, 2012 - Norwalk

This temporary exhibit is designed to get kids moving by introducing them to non-competitive activities such as kung fu, surfing, snowboarding, yoga and horizontal climbing. Developers worked to make the exhibit activities accessible to visitors with varying physical abilities and developmental needs.

White Gold: Highlights from the Arnhold Collection of Meissen Porcelain - Frick Collection
Through April 29, 2012 - New York

The Portico Gallery for Decorative Arts and Sculpture opens in late December with an inaugural exhibition of works drawn from Henry Arnhold's promised gift of 131 examples of Meissen porcelain from the early years of this Royal Manufactory's production. On view through April 29, 2012, White Gold: Highlights from the Arnhold Collection of Meissen Porcelain will feature approximately seventy of these objects, presented along with a group of eighteenth-century sculptures by Jean-Antoine Houdon (1740–1828). Among the latter works is the full-length terracotta Diana the Huntress, a signature work at the Frick that returns to view having been recently cleaned and treated. It finds a permanent home in the new portico gallery, while the ongoing display of other sculptures and ceramics will rotate periodically.

The Mystery of the Mayan Medallion - Long Island Children's Museum
Through April 29, 2012 - Garden City

Get a taste of what it's like to be an archaeologist as you join in the treasure quest and immerse yourself in the intrigue of Maya culture. Watch the video left behind by the missing archaeological team, then piece together their clues to find the jade medallion. The exhibits runs through April 29, 2012.

Through April 29, 2012 - Purchase

From the late 1920s to the early 1940s, many of America's most inventive and important artists, including Stuart Davis, Arshile Gorky, Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, and Adolph Gottlieb, forged their identities, dramatically transforming conceptions of what a painting or sculpture could be. A group linked by friendship and common aspirations, many had shared experiences in the classes of influential Czech Cubist Jan Matulka at the Art Students League and in the Federal Art Project during the Great Depression. Most significantly, they were all closely associated with John Graham (1887-1961), the enigmatic Russian-born artist, connoisseur, and theorist. They, along with others such as Jackson Pollock and David Smith, all drawn together by their common commitment to modernism and their eagerness to exchange ideas, played a critical role in developing and defining American modernism. This exhibition showcases more than sixty works of art from these vital years by Graham and the members of his circle, providing compelling testimony to the dialogue and cross-fertilization that existed during this period in the history of American art. The high level of the work these artists made not only points ahead to their future accomplishments, but also demonstrates that the decade of the thirties, far from being solely a period of depression and retrenchment, was a time of exciting and important innovation. The exhibition sheds new light on the New York School, abstract Expressionism and the vitality of American modernism between the two world wars, providing a long overdue examination of an important and little-studied period in American art. Through April 29.

Ballet Hispanico - Joyce Theater
Through April 29, 2012 -

Ballet Hispanico pays tribute to the richness and range of its Latino roots—and the diverse talents of the company's dancers—with a Joyce season that features African and indigenous influences. Highlights include the world premiere of Espiritu Vivo, created especially for Ballet Hispanico by Ronald K. Brown and set to music by Afro-Peruvian singing sensation Susana Baca; and the Joyce premiere of Asuka, Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro's first work for the company, an exuberant homage to salsa legend Celia Cruz.

Making Books Sing's THE BUTTERFLY - The Mint Theater
Through April 29, 2012 - New York

Every Saturday & Sunday, 2pm & 4pm. A one-hour family musical about the friendship between two adolescent girls, one French Catholic and one Jewish, set in WWII in France. Based on the book by Patricia Polacco. Best for ages 7 and up! The Mint Theater 311 West 43rd Street (bet. 8-9th Avenue) 3rd Floor Tickets: $10 -15 Tickets on now sale at:

Through April 29, 2012 - New york

Led by one of the dance world's most deeply admired figures in her final season as Artistic Director, Ailey II's 12 rising stars will take the stage in their home theater April 18- 29 for 14 exciting performances of new works and repertory favorites. For almost four decades, Artistic Director Sylvia Waters has groomed and nurtured the world's most talented young dancers as members of Ailey II. To lead the company forward, Ms. Waters named Troy Powell, the veteran Ailey dancer, teacher, choreographer and Ailey II Associate Artistic Director since 2003, as her successor. Sylvia Waters will retire June 30, 2012. Ailey II is at the peak of its popularity, winning rave reviews and regularly selling out performances all over the world. The Company's New York season will feature two diverse programs: Modern Moves & Contemporary Choices. Premieres include Artistic Director Designate Troy Powell's Reference Point, Mina Yoo's Boulevard and Stephanie Batten Bland's The Legacy of Inheritance. The Company's two-week New York season will also feature three repertory favorites: Shards by Donald Byrd, Echoes by Thang Dao and The Corner by Kyle Abraham. For more information and for tickets, visit or or call 866-811-4111.

'Legally Blonde' - The Musical - Westchester Broadway Theatre
Through April 29, 2012 - Elmsford

Based on the hit movie, "Legally Blonde" is a fresh and effervescent evening of musical fun. When Sorority girl, Elle Woods gets dumped, she decides to get "serious" to win her boyfriend back. But once at Harvard Law, she discovers the true power behind being legally blonde. This seven-time Tony Award-nominated musical is an all-singing, all-dancing, feel-good musical comedy that proves being true to yourself never goes out of style. Show runs March 29 through April 29. Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday matinees including lunch; Thursday, Friday Saturday, and S

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