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Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on August 11

August 11, 2014   |    

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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, August 11, 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 August 11. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Bronx, check out our complete calendar of events.

Babies and Books - Brooklyn Public Library, Bay Ridge branch
August 11, 2014 - Bay Ridge

A program for very young readers (Birth-18 months) and their caregivers. Enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and play. Tickets required for admission.

Read and Play - Brooklyn Public Library, Greenpoint branch
August 11, 2014 - Greenpoint

Babies and preschoolers, with and without special needs, hear stories, play, and make friends. Part of the Child's Place for Children with Special Needs.

Movie Monday - 'Despicable Me 2' [PG] - Westchester's Ridge Hill
August 11, 2014 - Yonkers

Mark your calendars and bring your beach chairs or blankets for a FREE, family-friendly film under the stars. Film begins at sunset. Plan a family dinner at one of Ridge Hill's many contemporary restaurants, or grab snacks at a variety of places before the movie starts. Pre-screening musical entertainment and giveaways will be provided by WHUD. "Despicable Me 2" is rated PG. 98 mins. 2013. Pre-screening family-friendly events include Raise a Racquet with Yonkers Tennis Center and a Coloring Station by Wee Westchester. Plan a family dinner at one of Ridge Hill's many contemporary restaurants, or grab snacks at a variety of places before the movie starts. With mention of Movie Mondays, take advantage of Pre-Screening Dinner Specials available at Bonefish Grill (Free Bang Bang Shrimp appetizer with $20 purchase), Brio Tuscan Grille (three-course dinner special for $23.95), Havana Central (15% off), and Texas de Brazil ($10 regularly priced dinner). Westchester's Ridge Hill is pleased to partner with Rooftop Films on this Movie Mondays free summer film series. Rooftop Films started showing films on Brooklyn rooftops in 1997, and now shows outdoor films all over New York City and promotes outdoor film festivals all along the East Coast.

Jay Brannan - Highline Ballroom
August 11, 2014 - New York

Brannan's tenor voice, combined with painfully honest lyrics addressing taboo subjects, has caught the attention of critics at such influential outlets as Rolling Stone, The Washington Post, and The New York Times, which proclaimed that Brannan "makes even the saddest lyrics easy on the ear." Of course, not all of Brannan's lyrics are sad. "The things I say often get me into trouble," says the singer, laughing.

Tales & Tunes - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
August 11, 2014 - Garnerville

Walkers up to 36 months and a parent or caregiver are invited to the library for stories, finger plays, songs, and bubbles. Registration and parent/Caregiver participation are required.

Baby and Me - Bayside Library
August 11, 2014 - Bayside

Infants ages 7-18 months and their caregivers enjoy nursery rhymes, fingerplays, songs and playtime, in this interactive program.

Mary Davies, star of Broadway's A Night with Janis Joplin - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
August 11, 2014 - New York

Fresh from starring on Broadway's A Night with Janis Joplin! Tony Award nominee Mary Bridget Davies has received numerous awards for her voice and band. Most recently her new album was nominated for a 2013 Blues Music Award for Best New Artist Debut. Mary Bridget Davies' journey as a Blues Diva began in 2002 with a Robert Lockwood Jr. (March 27, 1915 - November 21, 2006) jam one night at the original Fat Fish Blue in her hometown of Cleveland, Ohio and had the opportunity of sitting in with the maestro on several future occasions including a Katrina benefit in 2005 joined by Buddy Miles. She met her first band around this time and it didn't take long before the band was touring nationally and representing the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the International Blues Challenge two years in a row. The band has been nominated several times by the Cleveland Scene and Free Times for "Best Blues Band" and Davies won the "Best Vocalist Award" in 2004. In 2005, Davies secured an open-call audition for the smash Off-Broadway musical, Love, Janis, when they needed a new lead actress/vocalist to portray Janis Joplin. She auditioned and out of roughly 150 actors, she came out with the lead role. Love, Janis has toured the country with Mary at the "Janis" helm since. Big Brother & the Holding Co., Joplin's original band, asked Mary to sing for them in 2006 and she has enjoyed European tours and shows all over the US with the guys since.

Twilight Tour of Rock Hall - Rock Hall Museum
August 11, 2014 - Lawrence

Experience the beauty of historic Rock Hall in the museum's formal garden. Enjoy wine and cheese, followed by a twilight tour of the museum. Rain or shine. Space limited. Reservations requested and confirmed with receipt of full payment.

Monday Afternoon Storytime at B & N - Barnes & Noble City Center
August 11, 2014 - White Plains

Young children can enjoy an exciting adventure at every turn of the page during this storytime.

Free Play at My Gym Larchmont - My Gym Larchmont
August 11, 2014 - Mamaroneck

Pay-to-play program open to children of all ages with a supervising adult. A life-saver on long, hot summer afternoons. No registration necessary.

Bubble Tea and Book Club - Queensboro Hill Library
August 11, 2014 - Flushing

In this book club tween and teen readers can make new friends, sip homemade bubble tea, and discuss new and interesting young adult books.

CAN YOU DIG IT? FOSSILS, WE MEAN! - Stepping Stones Museum
August 11, 2014 - Norwalk

Become a paleontologist and search for buried fossils at the Stepping Stones excavation site. Sign up at the Welcome Desk. Ages 3 and up. Weather permitting.

Rockland Boulders Baseball - Provident Bank Park
August 11, 2014 - Pomona

Cheer on the Rockland Boulders as they take on the New Jersey Jackals.

Monday Minnows - The Whaling Museum & Education Center, Cold Spring Harbor
August 11, 2014 - Cold Spring Harbor

Enjoy open playtime, storytime, and fun crafts about the ocean and nature. Ages 2 1/2 - 5 years. RSVP required.

Toddler Workshop - Jill's Ceramics
August 11, 2014 - West Nyack

Jill will help young artists design unique crafts or seasonal gifts. Kids can pick from mugs, plates, flower pots, and more. Pieces can be taken home or left for glazing. Fee includes instruction. Pre-registration is requested. Workshops are held each Monday and Tuesday.

All American Drive-In - Historic Richmond Town
August 11, 2014 - Staten Island

The All American Drive-In is back for six nights this year. Pull into the parking lot, park the family and sit back to enjoy a handful of great short films submitted by filmmakers from all over America. Tonight: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

Reel Talks - Reading Room in Bryant Park
August 11, 2014 - Midtown

Conversations on film. A look at all the different elements that come together to create the perfect flick…Roll ‘em! Tonight's special guests film connoisseur Scott Adlerberg and author Dave Tafoya, discuss Cannes: 1960 and 1968, the seminal years in film. In case of rain events are held under a tent at the Reading Room. In case of severe weather check website for location

Book Buddies - Long Island City Library
August 11, 2014 - Long Island City

Children ages 1-5 read with buddies who are in middle school. Lunch will be provided. Registration is required.

Live Concert on the Center Green Driven By Nissan of Queens - The Shops at Atlas Park
August 11, 2014 - Glendale

Atlas Park is the place to be on Monday night. The fun begins at 6pm with a preconcert show for kids including free giveaways and more. Followed by a concert at 7pm featuring a new performer each week. Tonight's concert features Zongo Junction, a 9-piece instrumental Afrobeat band based in Brooklyn, New York.

The Buzz About Bees - Floral Park Public Library
August 11, 2014 - Floral Park

Learn all about honey bees. Try on beekeeper's equipment, touch, smell and see products of the hive, learn about bee behavior and bee biology.

The Addams Family - The Play Group Theatre
August 11, 2014 - White Plains

The Play Group Theatre presents The Addams Family, a musical comedy starring kids and teens in the MainStage summer program. Based on the bizarre and beloved characters of this ghoulish American family, the high-energy show and classic comedy will entertain kids and adults alike. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart, young man from a respectable family - a man her parents have never met. And if that weren't upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he's never done before: keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday's 'normal' boyfriend and his parents. See this weird and wonderful family come to devilishly delightful life at The Play Group Theatre.

Lego My Library! - The Field Library
August 11, 2014 - Peekskill

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

Movie Night - Astoria Park
August 11, 2014 - Long Island City

Monday night is movie night in Astoria Park. Relax and enjoy this screening of Despicable Me 2, the 2013 3D computer-animated comedy film. Steve Carell, Russell Brand, and Miranda Cosgrove reprise their roles as Gru, Dr. Nefario and Margo, respectively. Kristen Wiig, who played Miss Hattie in the first film, voices agent Lucy Wilde, while Ken Jeong, who played the Talk Show Host, voices Floyd Eagle-san. New cast members include Benjamin Bratt as Eduardo (aka El Macho) and Steve Coogan as Silas Ramsbottom, head of the Anti-Villain League (AVL). Bring beach chairs and blankets. Sponsored by the Central Astoria Local Development Coalition Inc.

Drop-in Summer Crafts - Wilton Library
August 11, 2014 - Wilton

Children of all ages can stop by during regular library hours and make a craft to take home. This week's crafts are all about Celtic/Arthurian mythology. Come and create a Celtic Torque Necklace, a King's Crown and a shield, or color an original coloring sheet drawn by staff member Shayna Simpson.

Maker Mondays - Long Island Children's Museum
August 11, 2014 - Garden City

Calling all DIY kids! Are you a curious? Do you like to tinker? Come explore the creativity and innovation used in the art of making. Learn practical skills and spark your interest as you investigate different maker "mediums" from fabric to electricity to clay. Join in each week and become part of the grassroots maker movement to discover the inventor in you!

National Circus Project presents Solo Circus - Long Island Children's Museum
August 11, 2014 - Garden City

National Circus project is Long Island's own center for professional circus performers and educators and they are back again this summer to share the fun of circus. It's a circus-filled summer of family fun!

Kojo Odu Roney - Morningside Park
August 11, 2014 - Harlem

Watch in awe as 10-year-old jazz drummer Kojo Odu Roney performs with his father and uncle. Kojo sat down behind his first drumset at the age of 2 and embarked on his first tour of Europe at age 8.

Game On! - New York Public Library Countee Cullen branch
August 11, 2014 - Harlem

Bring your A-game and enjoy playing with one of the library's video game consoles.

Movie Monday - New York Public Library, St. Agnes branch
August 11, 2014 - Upper West Side

Beat the heat at the library with a free screening of a family-friendly flick. Movies will begin at 3pm leaving you plenty of time to check out your summer reading books as well. Check website for schedule of films.

Sharon Tate in Heaven - The Spiral Theatre Studio @ The Network
Through August 11, 2014 - New York

Sharon Tate in Heaven is a one woman odyssey about model and actress Sharon Tate. Sharon did some television work and made six films, her last with Orson Welles, and was on her way to international stardom. She met director Roman Polanski in 1967 when she was hired to play the lead in his film The Fearless Vampire Killers, fell madly in love, and married him. Two years later while pregnant with his child, a boy, she and four others were savagely killed by members of the Charles Manson "family" in August 1969 when Manson, a frustrated musician who wanted to get revenge on the Establishment that rejected him, and with paranoid delusions about a Helter Skelter race war he wanted to start, set it in motion. At the home Sharon and Roman rented on Cielo Drive in Benedict Canyon, Sharon passed before being able to say goodbye to her husband or loved ones. In this one woman show, written and performed by Jen Danby (The Blonde Bombshell Project: Marilyn Monroe), and inspired by research into books, pictures, interviews, films, virtual explorations, and more, Sharon Tate is interviewed in Heaven moments after her death to talk about her life, acting, and love, as a Valentine message to her husband. At the juncture of an American Tragedy that is cultural memory, this is the story of the real Sharon Tate and it is a Love Story.

Laughing Buddha Comedy w/Jeff Lawrence, Chris Gethard, Mark Normand, and More! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
August 11, 2014 - New York

Frantic! Free Comedy Show Hosted by Michael Kosta! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
August 11, 2014 - New York

Hosted by Michael Kosta and featuring Adrienne Iapalucci, Chris Gethard, Mark Normand, Crystian Ramirez, Subhah Agarwal, and many more!

Despicable Me 2 FREE SCREENING for “Movie Mondays” - Westchester’s Ridge Hill
August 11, 2014 - Yonkers

Celebrate the summer at Westchester’s Ridge Hill’s “Movie Mondays” with Despicable Me 2 on August 11. Mark your calendars and bring your beach chairs or blankets for a FREE, family-friendly film under the stars. The movie begins at sunset. Pre-screening family friendly events begin at 7:00 which include Raise a Racquet with Yonkers Tennis Center and a Coloring Station by Wee Westchester. Plan a family dinner at one of Ridge Hill’s many contemporary restaurants, or grab snacks at a variety of places before the movie starts. Pre-screening musical entertainment and giveaways will be provided by WHUD. With mention of Movie Mondays, take advantage of Pre-Screening Dinner Specials available at Bonefish Grill (Free Bang Bang Shrimp appetizer with $20 purchase), Havana Central (15% off), and Texas de Brazil ($10 regularly priced dinner). Westchester’s Ridge Hill is pleased to partner with Rooftop Films on this Movie Mondays free summer film series, along with event sponsor Westchester Magazine.

Robert Bunkin and Jenny Tango: The Italian Painting - Garibaldi-Meucci Museum
Through August 12, 2014 - Staten Island

Created during their artists' residency in Florence, Italy, from 1986 to1988, these paintings have been exhibited at the Palazzo Medici-Riccardi, Florence, the Sale del Grifo e Leone, Perugia, and the Newhouse Gallery, Staten Island. Most of these paintings have not been seen by the public since 1991. Jenny Tango began her life as an artist at age four when she drew the profile of a woman's shoe. In the 1970s, she was an active participant in the Feminist Art movement of the 1970s as editor of the Women in the Arts Newsletter, and became a college and high school art teacher. When she retired in 1986 she went to Florence, Italy, to paint for two years, which culminated in exhibitions in Florence and Perugia. She considers the Humanism that informed the Italian Renaissance one of the major influences in her own work. Tango has also served as newsletter editor of the Women's Caucus of the College Art Association and the Council on the Arts and Humanities for Staten Island; published an artist's book, "Women of Chelm," as well as comic strips for three editions of "Bloody Wymmin," and a pictorial history of the Jewish community of Staten Island for the Images of America series. Her column, "Working Art," has appeared in Home Planet News since 1992. Her paintings have been exhibited in many solo and group shows in New York City, including her one-woman show "Jenny Tango, A Retrospective," at the Staten Island Museum in 2007. Her latest venue has been the Star Gallery, Beijing and Shanghai, China. (See Robert Bunkin's biography above). Bunkin and Tango have made their home on Staten Island since 1990. They returned to Italy in 2000 for a seven- month period, during which time Bunkin studied the technique of fresco painting, and Tango painted a series of works focusing on her body for her subsequent collaboration with sculptor Susan Grabel on the Venus Project. The in-depth experience of Italian figurative art has had a profound impact on both artists' work, and they regard their sojourn in Italy as key to their artistic development. Bunkin's "Italian" paintings in this show feature portraits of students at the Scuola Lorenzo de'Medici, where he was an independent student completing his undergraduate studies. Other works include portraits of friends from the foreign community and local Florentines. Tango's work focuses on her own image in the context of the rooms where she worked. Together, these bodies of work tell a story of this intensive period in the lives of both artists. Admission to this artists' reception is free. After the opening, "Robert Bunkin and Jenny Tango: The Italian Painting." may be viewed during regular museum hours, with paid museum admission, until August 12.

Pre-School Play Yoga - Goat On A Boat
Through August 12, 2014 - Sag Harbor

This class is designed for children ages 3-5. Through the use of music, art, song, puppets, pom-poms, bells and lots of yoga style games, children gain the benefits of yoga. Tuesdays, July 8-August 12, 2014.

Kid's Yoga Night - Goat On A Boat
Through August 14, 2014 - Sag Harbor

Drop your children off for an evening of yoga style fun. This special evening is designed for kids to play, discover and explore yoga. Children will play creative yoga style games, experience 'Lava Lamp Meditation', complete a yoga obstacle course, practice poses with a yoga balance ball and more. Thursdays, July 10-August 14, 2014.

VBS ( Vaction Bible School) - The Bridge Church
Through August 14, 2014 - Malverne

If you are 4-12 years old, join in on the Wilderness Escape VBS, where you'll explore what life was like for the ancient Israelites. They’ve escaped slavery in Egypt…but now what? You’ll craft cool projects in the Israelite Camp, race through the wilderness as you play games, visit with Moses, and eat some interesting new food. Plus, you’ll meet lots of new friends. Come Sunday, August 10th at 4:30pm for the Kick-off BBQ.

Summer Restaurant Week - Citywide
Through August 15, 2014 - New York

This event offers New Yorkers and visitors four weeks of dining deals at top New York City restaurants Mondays through Fridays, with Saturdays excluded and Sundays optional. Diners can enjoy three-course prix-fixe lunches for $25 and three-course prix-fixe dinners for $38 (excluding beverages, gratuities and taxes). Diners can view a full list of participating restaurants and make reservations at more than 300 restaurants at the website.

Don Resnick: Essence of Place - Hofstra University Museum, Emily Lowe Gallery
Through August 15, 2014 - Hempstead

Throughout his career, Don Resnick built an international reputation as a fine Long Island artist devoted to conveying the beauty of land, sea, and sky. This exclusive exhibition, curated for the Hofstra University Museum by its associate director of exhibitions and collections Karen T. Albert, features Resnick’s landscape paintings, drawings, watercolors, and sketchbooks while highlighting his interest in and commitment to preserving the natural environment.

Ramallah/New York - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through August 15, 2014 - New York

In conjunction with Documentary Fortnight, Emily Jacir's two-channel video work Ramallah/New York (2004-05), which is part of MoMA's collection, will be installed in The Ronald S. and Jo Carole Lauder Building lobby. Informed by the artist's experience of living in Ramallah and New York between 1999 and 2004, the work juxtaposes images of everyday interior spaces (e.g., travel agencies, hair salons, delis) in both cities to examine the transcendence of place beyond official borders.

Awol Erizku - The Only Way Is Up - Hasted Kraeutler
Through August 15, 2014 - New York

Awol Erizku is a cultural collagist, a creative synthesizer bridging eras and cultures, unifying the vocabulary of the art-elite and the New York City streets, the high and the low, the past and a very singular present. The Only Way is Up takes its title from a Quincy Jones record he often listened to with his parents as a child - an album whose message was to empower and uplift.

RIOULT Dance NY 2014 Summer Camp - 890 Broadway
Through August 15, 2014 - New York

RIOULT Dance NY, a leading American modern dance company with a classic sensibility, presents its 2014 Summer Camp for kids from August 11-15, 2014 at 890 Broadway, 4th floor (at 19 St.), NYC. The price for the five-day long camp is $425 via early registration, and will be $475 after May 15th. Additionally, students will receive a $50 discount for bringing a second student to the program. Scholarships are available. Email, call 212-398-5901, or visit for more information or to obtain a registration form. Teaching Artists Marianna Tsartolia and Anastasia Soroczynski teach a five-day series of dance classes from 10:00am to 4:00pm geared towards children ages 9-13 at the advanced beginner level. Students will learn modern dance technique, RIOULT Dance NY repertory, and get a chance to choreograph their own dance. On the last day, family and friends are invited to join the group to see what they learned in a final showing.

Teen Summer Reading Program at Wilton Library - Wilton Library
Through August 15, 2014 - Wilton

The Teen Summer Reading Program runs for eight weeks. Weekly, teens entering grades 6-12 can access EVANCED, the online program to record the number of pages read. There will be a weekly drawing for $10 gift certificates. The end-of-summer grand prize will be a $100 AmEx Gift Card. For more details, stop by Teen Services or call 203-762-3950. June 20-August 15, 2014.

Wilton Library Summer Reading Program - Wilton Library
Through August 15, 2014 - Wilton

For Wilton Library Summer Reading Program kids can register all summer long for the summer reading program. They will receive prizes for every 10 books or 500 pages they read. The theme for the summer reading program is Mythical, Magical Summer Reading. July 1-August 15.

Wilton Library Teen Summer Reading Program - Wilton Library
Through August 15, 2014 - Wilton

Weekly teens entering grades 6-12 can access EVANCED, the online program to record the number of pages read. There will be a weekly drawing for $10 gift certificates. The end-of-summer grand prize will be a $100 AmEx Gift Card. For more details, stop by Teen Services or call 203-762-3950, ext. 243. July 1-August 15.

Brian Rose Photographs of the Meatpacking District 1985 + 2013 - Dillon Gallery
Through August 15, 2014 - New York

Fantastic urban landscape photographer Brian Rose has garnered acclaim for his photographs highlighting the history of Manhattan. For this series Rose first photographed the Meatpacking District in 1985 and then re-photographed the same streets in 2013 to show how the area has changed while still retaining its original urban charm. Dillon Gallery will hold an opening reception with the artist July 15th at 6pm at the gallery.

Lincoln Center Festival - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Through August 16, 2014 - New York

Highlights of this year's festival include: Bolshoi Ballet, Opera, Orchestra, and Chorus; Don Quixote; Swan Lake; Sparatcus; Cate Blanchett and Isabelle Huppert in The Maids; Heisei Nakamura-za; Rosas; and the opera The Passenger. Visit website for schedule and more information.

Sydney Theatre Company - The Maids - New York City Center
Through August 16, 2014 - New York

Sydney Theatre Company returns to Lincoln Center Festival with Cate Blanchett, Isabelle Huppert, and Elizabeth Debicki in Jean Genet's The Maids. Based on the true story of the infamous Papin sisters who brutally killed their employer and her daughter, Genet's play delves into the rituals of the siblings Claire and Solange - played by Blanchett and Huppert - as they take turns playing both sides of the power divide and plot the demise of the domineering Madame (Debicki).

STEAM - Art Meets Technology at a New Exhibition at the Arts Exchange - ArtsWestchester
Through August 16, 2014 - White Plains

STEAM, the exhibition, features 29 contemporary artists and artist collaborations that have created original, engaging, and visually striking artworks in dialogue with STEM - science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The show explores the innovation that occurs when art and these core subjects intersect, overlap, and inspire one another. The concept is simple: STEM + ARTS = STEAM. Sponsored by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals. In partnership with Westchester Community College Center for the Digital Arts, Peekskill Extension. ArtsWestchester, 31 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains, NY 10601. On view: May 20-Aug. 16, 2014 Gallery Hours: Tuesdays-Saturdays, 12-5pm For more information, visit:

'Youth Moves' Movement Workshop Series - NYRP's Jane Bailey Memorial Garden
Through August 16, 2014 - Bedford Stuyvesant

First three Saturdays in July and August. A series of family-friendly movement workshops rooted in basic concepts presented by two Brooklyn-based dance companies—Urban Bush Women and Cora Dance. Everyone can hip hop! Discover the rhythm inside you! Taught by Cora Dance, this youth series will focus on hip hop movement. July 5 – Jane Bailey Memorial Garden (327-329 Greene Avenue, Bedford-Stuyvesant) July 19 – Jane Bailey Memorial Garden August 2 – Garden of Hope (392 Hancock Street, Bedford-Stuyvesant) Led by Urban Bush Women, Kinetic Kids will explore creative movement through dance games. Appropriate for ages 5 – 12. July 12 – Garden of Hope (392 Hancock Street, Bedford-Stuyvesant) August 9 – Garden of Hope August 16 – Jane Bailey Memorial Garden (327-329 Greene Avenue, Bedford-Stuyvesant) Presented by the New York Restoration Project in partnership with BAM.

Summer Highlights II - New Century Artists
Through August 16, 2014 - New York

Multicultural art by: Jane Atlas, Barbara Cuthel, Rodney Hawkins, Arlene Horton, Israel Marañón de Pablo, and the collaborative paintings of American artist Linda Storm and Cuban artist Pablo Perea. Perea and Storm co-create art together, combining their cultures and unique techniques into surrealistc, magical landscapes on canvas. Their goal is 1000 paintings together.

The Bronx Meets Vienna - Poe Visitor Center
Through August 16, 2014 - Bronx

This photography exhibit highlights the Bronx's architectural majesty and cultural wealth. Austrian photographer Thomas Stubbings presents pictures he took of the borough—its buildings and people—alongside pictures of his native Vienna, dramatically illustrating the stark differences, as well as the striking similarities, between two places with very different histories.

Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum - American Folk Art Museum
Through August 17, 2014 - New York

What is a self-taught genius? During the post-Revolutionary era in the newly formed United States, this characterization took on profound dimensions that were pivotal to the development of a start-up nation conceived on an experimental model: all of the nation's citizens were self-taught Americans. Self-Taught Genius, comprising more than one hundred works of art from the museum's collection, considers the changing implications of "self-taught" in the United States, from a deeply entrenched and widespread culture of self-education in the early national period to its usage today to describe artists working outside the art historical canon. The exhibition frames the continuum of American folk art through the concept of "self-taught genius," an enduring term that, like the artworks themselves, has changed dramatically over time: the early American folk art we so admire today was made by the self-taught artists of the past.

Shyu Ruey-Shiann: One Kind of Behavior - Bronx Museum of The Arts
Through August 17, 2014 - Bronx

Shyu Ruey-Shiann works with different materials and media to explore themes related to our environment. The installation One Kind of Behavior is inspired by the quasi-mechanical movements of creatures such as the hermit crabs. The artist sees in the random opening and closing of their shells on the beach, a stark contrast with contemporary society where things move at high speed. Additionally, the fact that hermit crabs occupy shells discarded by other species becomes another source of interest to the artist, who sees in this special relationship a metaphor for our human condition. Contrasting man and animal behavior, One Kind of Behavior asks us to consider the environmental consequences of our mechanical impulses on nature.

Out of Character: Decoding Chinese Calligraphy - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through August 17, 2014 - New York

Featuring more than 40 outstanding examples of calligraphy from the collection of Jerry Yang and his wife, Akiko Yamazaki, created by leading artists of the Yuan (1271-1368), Ming (1368-1644), and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties. The selection of artworks and their interpretation in the galleries are intended to speak to beginners and specialists alike, using calligraphy of the highest quality to introduce key concepts of format, script type, and style.

Peter & the Wolf - Puppetworks Theatre
Through August 17, 2014 - Park Slope

Visit Puppetworks and enjoy three shows at each performance: "The Ugly Duckling," by Hans Christian Andersen, told with Shadow Puppets, "Peter & the Wolf," Prokofiev's Musical Adventure, and "The Frog Prince," the Brothers Grimm story, told with marionettes. Adapted and narrated by Nicolas Coppola. Total Running Time is 1 hour. Shows are at 12:30 and 2:30pm every Saturday and Sunday from 5/3/14-8/17/14.

Making Pottery Art: The Robert A. Ellison Jr. Collection of French Ceramics (ca. 1880-1910) - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through August 18, 2014 - New York

Technically experimental and aesthetically ambitious, the vases made by French potters in the years around 1900 pushed the boundaries of the ceramic medium. The recently acquired Robert A. Ellison Jr. Collection of European Art Pottery includes pieces by the master ceramists Ernest Chaplet, Auguste Delaherche, and Jean Carries, works of imposing size, beautiful in shape, and dazzling in their glazes. These works will be shown with others that inspired them, ranging from Asian ceramics to German stoneware.

Summer Vacation Jump-N-Art Fun at Pump It Up - Pump It Up Norwalk
Through August 19, 2014 - Norwalk

Every weekday during the summer, children ages 4-12 can be dropped off for a day of games, prizes, fun crafts projects, snack plus bouncing, sliding fun, with themes like Magic Castle, Wild World of Animals, Island Adventure, Jeepers Creepers in the Garden and much more. Check the website for more information. Children must be potty trained. Monday-Friday, June 23-August 19, 2014.

Be Inspired By Art at Agora This Summer - Agora Gallery
Through August 19, 2014 - New York

If the oppressive summer heat is getting you down, visit Agora Gallery and allow our July exhibitions refresh your wonder for the beauty and diversity of the world around you. The artwork in Verve of Abstraction demonstrates how instinctive and natural it can be to open yourself up to new perspectives. By deconstructing and reconstructing their sources of inspiration, these varied artists offer new and exciting perspectives on the world around us. In The Substance of Form we are faced with art that is firmly based in a shared understanding of life, humanity and nature. At the same time, each visitor will have a unique viewing experience, as the exhibition allows the viewers to engage and enter into the varied interpretations and substance of the artworks. The exhibitions open on July 29, 2014 and run until August 19, 2014. The opening reception takes place on the evening of Thursday, July 31, at 6-8pm, and entrance is free. Art lovers hoping to find new ways to experience and enjoy form and hue are encouraged to attend.

Through August 20, 2014 - Westport

Open to Connecticut residents in grades 6-12. Post your submissions to July 1- August 20. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, August 27.

Sensational Science Camp Days - Not Just Art
Through August 20, 2014 - Oyster Bay

A clever blend of art-based concoctions, science experiments, structural and design challenges for curious kids, based on the studio's year-long Crazy Concoctions, Science Magic, and Inventions programs. Choose your own schedule. Sign up for any days throughout the summer. The projects for all camp day programs vary each day all summer long, but favorites can always be repeated if needed for children who really love them! Please pack a healthy (peanut/tree nut free) snack for your child. Reservations are required, please call or email to reserve your spot!

From Street to Art - Italian Cultural Institute New York
Through August 20, 2014 - New York

An overview of Italian Street Art through the work of 10 contemporary who are beginning to shape the future of art in Italy, and of Italian art in the world: Agostino Iacurci, Aris, BR1, Cyop&Kaf, Dem, Eron, Hitnes, Sten&Lex, Ufo5, and 2501.

Special needs camp - Friendly Kids Social Skills
Through August 21, 2014 - Greenlawn

The Friendly Kids Social Skills Group is offering a summer program in which elementary school children will learn social skills, make friends and have fun. Call Carrie, licensed clinical social worker at 631-988-0629. Mon-Thurdays 10am-11:30. Classes meet Monday-Thursdays July 7 - August 21.

Seeing Through Artist Eyes Camp Days - Not Just Art
Through August 21, 2014 - Oyster Bay

Travel around the world in 8 weeks! Each camp day offers a peek at a particular culture and art technique, which is used as a springboard for children to create their own inspired masterpieces! See the online calendar for each day's theme. Choose your own schedule! Sign up for any days throughout the summer. The projects for all camp day programs vary each day all summer long, but favorites can always be repeated if needed for children who really love them! Please pack a healthy (peanut/tree nut free) snack for your child. Reservations are required, please call or email to reserve your spot!

FringeJr: And Then Came Tango - The 14th Street Y
Through August 21, 2014 - New York

A celebration of the modern family inspired by the true story of Roy and Silo, male Chinstrap Penguins at the Central Park Zoo who formed a pair bond and caused a public outcry when they raised and hatched a chick named Tango.

Little Hands Creative Play Workshop for Toddlers - Barking Cat Studio
Through August 22, 2014 - Windsor Terrace

This creative play workshop focuses on educational, theme-related, simple art projects that little hands can easily create and enjoy. Register for a series of classes or drop in. (Drop-ins are welcome provided there is space. Call in advance.)

Free Summer Sports Programs for Brooklyn Youth - City Parks Foundation
Through August 22, 2014 -

Throughout the summer, City Parks Foundation provides more than 13,000 New York City children free tennis, golf, and track and field instruction, including free use of equipment in more than 60 locations citywide. In Brooklyn, City Parks Foundation's Sports programs will be taking place in Bensonhurst Park, Betsy Head Playground, Fort Greene Park, Herbert Von King Park, Highland Park, Jackie Robinson Playground, Kaiser Park, Kelly Playground, Leif Ericson Park, Lincoln Terrace, Marine Park, McCarren Park, McKinley Park and Prospect Park in Brooklyn. CityParks Tennis presented by Chase (through Aug. 8): (Ages 6-16) Bensonhurst Park Cropsey Avenue and Bay Parkway Tuesday and Thursday, 1-4pm Fort Greene Park DeKalb Avenue and S. Portland Avenue Monday and Wednesday, 9am-12pm Highland Park Elton Street and Jamaica Avenue Tuesday and Thursday, 9am-12pm Jackie Robinson Playground Malcolm X. Boulevard and Chauncey Street Tuesday and Thursday, 9am-12pm Kaiser Park Neptune Avenue and Bayview Avenue Monday and Wednesday, 9am-12pm Kelly Playground Avenue S and E. 14th Street Monday and Wednesday, 9am-12pm Leif Ericson Park 8th Avenue and 66th Street Tuesday and Thursday, 9am-12pm Lincoln Terrace Buffalo Avenue and E. New York Avenue Monday and Wednesday, 1-4pm Marine Park Fillmore Avenue and Stuart Street Monday and Wednesday, 1-4pm McCarren Park North 13th Street between Bedford and Berry Monday and Wednesday, 1-4pm McKinley Park 7th Avenue and 75th Street Monday and Wednesday, 1-4pm Tuesday and Thursday, 1-4pm (Intermediate) Prospect Park Parkside Ave at the Parade Ground Tuesday and Thursday, 1-4pm CityParks Golf presented by Ren? Lacoste Foundation: Herbert Von King Park Marcy Avenue and Greene Avenue Monday and Wednesday, 9:30-10:30am (6-8 years); 10:30am-12pm (9-16 years) Marine Park Avenue S. and E. 32nd Street Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30-10:30am (6-8 years); 10:30am-12pm (9-16 years) CityParks Track & Field Betsy Head Playground Livonia, Dumont, Hopkinson, Blake avenues, Strauss Street Monday and Wednesday, 9:30-10:30am (5-7 years); 10:30am-12pm (8-16 years) Kaiser Park Neptune Avenue and Bayview Avenue Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30-10:30am (5-7 years); 10:30am-12pm (8-16 years) See for a full schedule.

Creative Arts Camp Days - Not Just Art
Through August 22, 2014 - Oyster Bay

Explore and enjoy a fun rotating buffet of art projects, beautifully illustrated art-related stories, games and construction toys, and open-ended activities to stimulate children's creativity! Choose your own schedule! Sign up for any days throughout the summer. The projects for all camp day programs vary each day all summer long, but favorites can always be repeated if needed for children who really love them! Please pack a healthy (peanut/tree nut free) snack for your child. Reservations are required, please call or email to reserve your spot!

Green Teens- Energetic Environmental Explorations - Long Island Children's Museum
Through August 22, 2014 - Garden City

Join in for an energetic exploration of the environment. Each week the Green Teens will lead visitors through a variety of science and nature-related activities. Visit the website for program updates.

Mostly Mozart - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Through August 23, 2014 - New York

This year's Festival will offer more than 35 events across several venues including concerts, opera, dance, pre-concert recitals and lectures, late-night performances, contemporary music, and premieres of two commissioned works.

Sami Stories: Art and Identity of an Arctic People - Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
Through August 23, 2014 - New York

Curated by the Tromso University Museum and Northern Norway Art Museum, Sami Stories is a landmark exhibition examining the history, identity, politics, and visual culture of the Sami, the indigenous people of Finland, Norway, Sweden, and Russia's Kola Peninsula. Featuring a selection of contemporary artworks and traditional duodji (handicraft) - including a reindeer milk scoop, shaman's drum, cradle, and a selection of hats and dolls - the exhibition offers visitors an overview of Sami history and visual culture from the 17th century to the present.

Jerry Kearns- RRRGGHH!!! - Mike Weiss Gallery
Through August 23, 2014 - New York

Jerry Kearns' first solo exhibition with the gallery will be the artist's first show in New York since 2006, and will feature 8 new paintings on canvas as well as 5 wall murals. RRRGGHHH!!! restages the elemental conflict between hero and villain in the template tradition of this type of narrative, good versus evil, begun over 2000 years ago with The Book of Revelations and continued in different iterations today.

Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the American Civil War - New-York Historical Society
Through August 24, 2014 - New York

To mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War (1861-1865), the New-York Historical Society presents a groundbreaking traveling exhibition, Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the American Civil War, organized by the American Textile History Museum. The exhibition uses quilts, textiles, clothing, and other artifacts to connect deeply moving and insightful personal stories about the war, its causes, and its aftermath with the broader national context and public history.

Lygia Clark: The Abandonment of Art, 1948-1988 - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through August 24, 2014 - New York

The Museum of Modern Art presents a major retrospective devoted to the art of Lygia Clark (Brazilian, 1920-1988), the first comprehensive exhibition in North America of her work. Lygia Clark: The Abandonment of Art, 1948-1988 comprises nearly 300 works made between the late 1940s and her death in 1988. Drawn from public and private collections, including MoMA's own, this survey is organized around three key themes: abstraction, Neo-Concretism, and the "abandonment" of art. Each of these axes anchors a significant concept or a constellation of works that mark a definitive step in Clark's career. While Clark's legacy in Brazil is profound, this exhibition draws international attention to her work. By bringing together all parts of her radical production, the exhibition seeks to reintroduce her into current discourses of abstraction, participation, and a therapeutic art practice.

Masters of Disguise: The World of Camouflage - INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
Through August 24, 2014 - MIdtown

For many animals, the ability to hide in plain sight or look like something entirely different is necessary for survival. This temporary show will explore the art and science of camouflage in the natural world, as well as its cultural adaptations and how the military has utilized these visual techniques in combat. Using digital imagery, artifacts and interactive elements, visitors will explore color, shade, shapes, and learn how they can fool the eye. Through August 24

Swoon: Submerged Motherlands - Brooklyn Museum
Through August 24, 2014 - Brooklyn

Brooklyn-based artist Swoon celebrates everyday people and explores social and environmental issues with her signature paper portraits and figurative installations. She is best known for her large, intricately-cut prints wheat pasted to industrial buildings in Brooklyn and Manhattan. For this exhibition, Swoon creates a site-specific installation in our rotunda gallery, transforming it into a fantastic landscape centering on a monumental sculptural tree with a constructed environment at its base, including sculpted boats and rafts, figurative prints and drawings, and cut paper foliage. Often inspired by contemporary and historical events, Swoon engages with climate change in the installation as a response to the catastrophic Hurricane Sandy that struck the Atlantic Coast in 2012, and Doggerland, a landmass that once connected Great Britain and Europe and that was destroyed by a tsunami 8,000 years ago.

City as Canvas - Museum of the City of New York
Through August 24, 2014 - Upper East Side

City as Canvas provides a visual account of graffiti and street art in New York City during the 1970s and 80s, showcasing works from the pioneering collection of Martin Wong (1946-1999). Wong, a noted East Village artist in the 1980s and friend to many graffiti writers, amassed a collection of hundreds of works on paper and canvas, which he donated to the City Museum in 1994. This exhibition, which showcases these works for the first time, traces the origins of this urban self-expression and the era of "outlaw" street art, which became a worldwide cultural phenomenon. It features examples of paintings and sketch book work by artists including Keith Haring, Lee Quinones, Lady Pink, Futura 2000, among many others.

Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the Civil War - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
Through August 24, 2014 - Upper West Side

To mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the New-York Historical Society presents the groundbreaking traveling exhibition, Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the Civil War, organized by the American Textile History Museum. The exhibition uses quilts, textiles, clothing, and other artifacts to connect deeply moving and insightful personal stories about the war, its causes, and its aftermath with the broader national context and public history. Textiles were integral to the Civil War�physically, economically, ideologically, and emotionally�and linked soldiers and civilians. Among the exhibition highlights on view at New-York Historical is a large-scale silk banner for the 39th Regiment New York State Veteran Volunteers (ca. 1861). Through a wealth of artifacts drawn from around the nation, the exhibition will invite visitors to see and acknowledge the human experiences beneath the veneer of Blue and Gray.

Peter Pan - The Musical - Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts
Through August 24, 2014 - Smithtown

The classic Family musical comes to life on stage. Join Peter, Wendy, John and Michael as they fly off to Neverland - where no one grows up and fairies and pirates and indians and mermaids and adventure abound. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays June 28-August 24.

Exhibit: Gregory Crewdson: Fireflies - Wave Hill - Glyndor Gallery
Through August 24, 2014 - Bronx

With his Fireflies series of photographs, Gregory Crewdson frames that fleeting moment when the sun slips away and the beguiling insects begin their electric dance. From one image to the next, there is a multiplicity of movement, a sense of the unexpected and the uncanny. The intensity of light is generated from the riveting insects, balanced by the waning sun. Moving into total darkness, the landscape fades away and lightening bugs become the focal point. Light is a pivotal element in Crewdson's large oeuvre and is masterfully controlled and scripted in other series such as Twilight or Dream House. Yet here he launches us into a balmy summer evening by capturing the fireflies' spontaneous sparkle. In its simplicity and directness, this series is a departure from the large-scale photographs for which Crewdson is known. It was created in 1996, when Crewdson was living alone in his family's cabin in Becket, Massachusetts. That summer, he ventured out each evening with camera in hand to observe the fireflies' mysterious mating ritual. At the end of August, he moved on to other projects. Ten years later, he revisited the series with renewed interest, and began to print a total of 61 images. A selection of the black-and-white prints was exhibited in 2006 with a limited-edition catalogue. This is the first time the entire Fireflies series has been shown all together in one exhibition. The acclaimed photographer has exhibited extensively throughout the world. This year, the series Beneath the Roses is on view at Museum of Image and Sound, Rio de Janiero, Brazil. The 2012 film Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters documents the remarkable process of making this series. His works are in significant public collections including the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He divides his time between New York City and his studio in Western Massachusetts. ON view through Aug. 24.

The Adventures of Swamp Girl - New York International Fringe Festival
Through August 24, 2014 - New York

A single woman uses karaoke, dirty dancing and garbage bag couture to slither through the residue of fertility treatments, breast cancer, and—worst of all—a really lame breakup email. Laughter! Tears! Baseball signs! Includes at least half a song. Part of FringeNYC.

When Modern Was Contemporary: The Roy R. Neuberger Collection, - Neuberger Museum of Art
Through August 25, 2014 - Purchase

At the time it was assembled, the Roy R. Neuberger Collection, the cornerstone of the collection of the Neuberger Museum of Art, was considered by many to be the most important private collection of contemporary American art in the world. Built mainly between the early 1940s and 1960s, the Collection is strongest in materials that describe the evolution of modernism in the visual arts of North America between the end of World War I and the onset of the Cold War. Remarkably, most of the works that Neuberger acquired at the height of his collecting in the 1940s and 1950s were purchased within a month to a year or two of their execution dates, reflecting Neuberger's commitment to support living artists. The exhibition and permanent collection catalogue, both entitled "When Modern Was Contemporary: The Roy R. Neuberger Collection," will feature works by artists such as Milton Avery, Romare Bearden, Alexander Calder, Arthur Dove, Edward Hopper, Georgia O'Keeffe, Jackson Pollock, and Mark Rothko. The catalogue will contain contributions by Neuberger curators, Purchase College faculty, and outside authors. Edited and organized by Chief Curator Tracy Fitzpatrick. On view May 11 through Aug. 25.

Ladies of the House: History from a Feminine Perspective - Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum
Through August 25, 2014 - New York

The Morris-Jumel Mansion is pleased to present Ladies of the House: History from a Feminine Perspective, featuring photography by Trish Mayo as part of our Contemporary Meets Colonial exhibition series. Throughout the Mansion's history women have had a strong presence. The Mansion was built in 1765 for Mary Philipse, by her husband Colonel Roger Morris as a wedding present. The home's longest owner, Eliza Jumel, lived in the Mansion from 1810 to 1865, and was known as one of the wealthiest women in New York. In 1904, the Washington's Headquarters Association, formed by four chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution, began to operate the Mansion as a museum. The most famous and royal visitor of the Mansion, Queen Elizabeth II, visited in 1976. Today, the female presence in the Mansion continues through many costumed events and performance pieces, which celebrate the vibrant history and the lives of the fascinating women of the Mansion. Artist, Trish Mayo has captured many of the women at these events with her camera. Ladies of the House features six original photographs, which were digitally manipulated to recall nineteenth century photographs, such as daguerreotypes, tintypes, and ambrotypes. As part of this exhibition, Mayo and curatorial assistant, Jasmine Helm have selected prints and photographs from the Mansion's archives—on view for the first time—to showcase women's contributions throughout the Morris-Jumel Mansion's history as a private residence and museum.

Tomorrow's World: The New York World's Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park - Arsenal Gallery
Through August 27, 2014 - New York

In celebration of the 50th and 75th anniversaries of the World's Fairs, Tomorrow's World includes never-before-exhibited vintage images from the Parks Photo Archive and private collections that illustrate the dynamic evolution and conversion of a vast industrial wasteland into New York City's fourth largest park. The World's Fairs propelled this transformation, while serving as defining social and cultural events for two generations. The show also includes memorabilia, as well as two zodiac animals from Paul Manship's vandalized Armillary Sphere from the second fair.

Whale & Dolphin Adventure Cruises - Riis Landing
Through August 28, 2014 - Breezy Point

Rockaway has visitors. Yes, it's true...whales and dolphins have been spotted in the waters of Rockaway, New York! Set sail in search of these beautiful mammals, hop aboard The American Princess for a Whale Watch / Dolphin Watch Adventure Cruise for a relaxing cruise and what promises to be an amazing afternoon.

Summer Safety Event - Jewish Children's Museum
Through August 28, 2014 - Crown Heights

Visit the second annual safety event for kids this summer. Featuring a number of safety themed exhibits including a sun smart challenge and hydration activities. On Sundays, children will have the opportunity to meet and be photographed with “community heroes - safety personnel” including policemen, fire fighters, and others. Children will have the opportunity to practice safe street behaviors both as drivers on pedal go-carts and as pedestrians, in order to be awarded a “Safety City” license.

Story Time in Nolen Library - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through August 28, 2014 - Upper East Side

Start with a book, then learn to look! After hearing stories in the library's special corner for kids, explore the Museum on a self-guided gallery hunt. For families with children ages 3-7. Children of all ages are welcome to attend. Space is limited; first come, first served.

Kids Night Out - Honestly Delicious & HD Events
Through August 28, 2014 - Garden City

Calling all parents! It's time for date night. Kids ages 4-9 can watch movies every Thursday through 8/28. Admission includes 3 hours of entertaining your child, popcorn and iced tea or lemonade. Kids can wear their pajamas and bring a blanket. This is a drop-off program so you will have time for a date. Make your reservation today.

High School Girls' Tennis Workshop - Solaris Sport & Racquet Club
Through August 28, 2014 - Hawthorne

Want to get the competitive edge for your tennis season? Attend this 8-session Pre-Season Workshop from Aug. 5-Aug. 28. Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 4:30-6pm. Call 914-592-3737 for more details.

Bethpage Federal Credit Union Global Explorations at the HUM: The Great Art Caper - Hofstra University Museum, David Filderman Gallery
Through August 29, 2014 - Hempstead

Join your guide, Detective Art. E. Fact, at the David Filderman Gallery to uncover clues to help solve a mystery in the exhibition ‘Spirit and Identity: Melanesian Works from the Hofstra University Museum Collections.’ This original exhibition showcases, for the first time, an extraordinary aspect of the HUM collections, offering a range of ethnographic artworks and objects created by members of the distinct regional communities of the South Pacific. Works feature ancestral figures, ceremonial masks, warrior shields, and ritualized practical objects crafted from natural materials.

Portals to the Past Summer Programs - Smithtown Historical Society
Through August 29, 2014 - Smithtown

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