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THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN BRONX ON AUGUST 18

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Find fun things to do today with kids in the NYC area in our Calendar of Events

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

Free Carousel Rides - Prospect Park Carousel
August 18, 2011 - Flatbush

The Carousel is a great place for kids - and adults! Take a free, old-fashioned ride back in time, to the golden age of carnival excitement, right in Brooklyn's landmark Prospect Park.

Summer Music Series - Bowline Point Park
August 18, 2011 - Haverstraw

Haverstraw's summer music series continues with The Skyline Drive Orchestra. Bring a blanket or lawn chair for this twilight show. For more information about the band, visit www.skylinedriveorchestra.com.

Music in the Garden - Hopper House Art Center
August 18, 2011 - Nyack

Hopper House presents their 31st summer of free jazz shows in the back garden.

Paint a Cupcake Planter - Cupcake Corner Too
August 18, 2011 - Garden City

Kids will paint and personalize planters, then plant flowers to take home. Storytime and/or games, dancing, and lunch are included in this session. Registration and full advance payment are required. Discounts available.

Anime, Reading and Gaming Club for Teens and Tweens - Somers Library
August 18, 2011 - Somers

This club for middle and high school students allows kids to watch Anime, play Wii and board games or talk about what everyone is reading this summer.

Bookworm Wednesdays -Free Movies - Commack Multiplex Cinemas
August 18, 2011 - Commack

BOOKWORM WEDNESDAYS entitles kids to free admission to a select children's film when they present a book report at a participating cinemas. Accompanying adults and children under 6 receive free admission and do not need to submit a book report. Visit the website or call for movie title.

Bookworm Wednesdays -Free Movies - Clearview Cinema - Franklin Square
August 18, 2011 - Franklin Square

Kids get free admission to a select children's film when they present a book report at a participating cinema. Accompanying adults and children under 6 receive free admission and do not need to submit a book report. Visit the website or call for movie title.

Bookworm Wednesdays -Free Movies - Clearview Cinema- Port Washington
August 18, 2011 - Port Washington

Kids get free admission to a select children's film when they present a book report at a participating cinema. Accompanying adults and children under 6 receive free admission and do not need to submit a book report. Visit the website or call for movie title.

Happy Hour on the Harbor - Circle Line Downtown
August 18, 2011 - New York

Cruise along New York Harbor aboard our most luxurious yacht, ZEPHYR and enjoy a Happy Hour like never before. Straight up or on the rocks, every drink is on the water. Enjoy: 1 1/2 hour harbor cruise; Large dance floor; DJ Entertainment; 2 multiple level cash bars; Specialty and frozen drinks; Sun Deck and two fully enclosed, climate controlled decks. Must be 21 years of age or older, with valid ID.

Ronald McDonald - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
August 18, 2011 - Garnerville

Ronald McDonald and his big red shoes will bring magic, games and surprises for kids of all ages.

Ronald McDonald - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Village Branch
August 18, 2011 - Haverstraw

Ronald McDonald and his big red shoes will bring magic, games and surprises for kids of all ages.

My Emperors New Clothes - Lycian Centre for the Performing Arts
August 18, 2011 - Sugar Loaf

Teen thespians with this well-known Orange County theater company present a delightful new version of the classic children's tale about an Emperor and his request to have his clothes made of the finest cloth for a very special parade. The performance will take place in the complex' Wharf Theatre by the Lake, a completely enclosed tent. Bring lunch for a picnic on the lawn before or after a performance.

Beginner Flamenco Singing Class - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through August 18, 2011 - NY

Flamenco Latino offers a new class in Cante (flamenco singing) for beginners. Most classes will be led by Alfonso Cid with a couple of sessions led by Basilio Georges and Aurora Reyes on the established material. Summer Session runs July 14-August 18, 2011 on Thursdays 6:30-7:30 pm at Flamenco Latino Studio, 250 W. 54th St., Suite 404, New York, NY 10019, 212-399-8519. Cost: 4 classes for $70 or All 6 classes for $105 (only $17.50 a class!). In this course, students will learn the basics of flamenco singing, emphasizing diaphragmatic breathing and voice placement or “impostatción.” The class will start building upon basic cante repertoire such as sevillanas, tangos,fandangos and rumbas. The class will also focus on flamenco rhythms and handclapping, flamenco scales and terminology so students can communicate in the traditional lingo with guitarists and flamenco dancers. Lyrics and translations of the “letras” will be provided. The course is taught in English, and no previous knowledge of music or Spanish is required. It is ideal for people who want to deepen their understanding of flamenco music or for flamenco dancers who want to broaden their experience of this art form. Please respond by email or call 212-399-8519 with questions or to reserve.

The Jumpers Band - West Hampton Beach Village Green
August 18, 2011 - West Hampton Beach

The band plays rhythm and blues, jazz, standards and original compositions.

Park Play - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1 and Pier 6 playgrounds
August 18, 2011 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

At Brooklyn Bridge Park's two main playgrounds children can join the Park's playground associates for creative and engaging activities that are fun for the whole family! All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Wild Brooklyn at the Discovery Garden - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
August 18, 2011 -

The Discovery Garden is taking a look at the wild side of Brooklyn! Each week we'll explore a different part of our borough's natural world, getting to know the plants and wildlife that are our New York neighbors! Families participate together in hands-on learning stations, independent garden exploration, and a nature project to take home!

Stories, Songs, and Crafts - Rose Memorial Library
August 18, 2011 - Stony Point

Bring your toddler for stories, songs, and a craft activity. Pre-registration is required.

Meet and Greet: Creatures of the Sea - Brooklyn Children's Museum
August 18, 2011 - Crown Heights

Discover how diverse life really is under the sea by exploring animals up close and personal.

Feeding Frenzy - Brooklyn Children's Museum
August 18, 2011 - Crown Heights

Come see what's on the menu today for our scaly friends. Join the Museum staff as they feed the animals in the Museum's exhibit.

Tales for Tots - Brooklyn Children's Museum
August 18, 2011 - Crown Heights

Travel to far away places in your imagination by listening to tales from around the world.

Library Live 2011: Singable Stories - A Musical Journey Through Books - The Field Library
August 18, 2011 - Peekskill

Award-winning songwriters Beth & Scott Bierko take you around the world with them.

Block Party - Paint the Town Pink! - Downtown Mamaroneck Village
August 18, 2011 - Mamaroneck

Stroll the open streets (closed to vehicle traffic), visit local eateries and shops, enjoy the music, games, face painting and family fun. Sponsored by Mamaroneck Shares, proceeds support At Home on the Sound, Keep aBreast, Mamaroneck EMS, and the Pediatric Cancer Foundation.

Thrilling Thursdays! - Yonkers Public Library, Will Branch
August 18, 2011 - Yonkers

Stories and crafts from India for children 7 years and older. Please call 914-337-1500, x306 to register.

August Open House - Sunflower Kidz Daycare
August 18, 2011 - East Elmhurst

For working parents considering a daycare that offers extended hours from 7am-6pm, has NYC licensed teachers on staff, and accepts children (2-5) who still wear diapers, check out one of the open houses at Sunflower Kidz Daycare held on Thursdays and Saturdays throughout the month. Please call for an appointment or just come by.

Free Fitness Walk - Fort Totten Park
August 18, 2011 - Bayside

Step out with us this summer by walking along Joe Michael's Mile (the esplanade between Fort Totten and Bayside Marina). Adults can join in a fitness walk with other activities such as lunges, picking their arms up, etc. The program begins with a 5-minute warm up and ends with a 5-minute cool down. The walk and warm-ups are led by a volunteer personal trainer from the nearby Personal Fitness Consultants. No experience is necessary.

Jamie Baum and Yard Byard: The Jaki Byard Project - Levitt Pavilion
August 18, 2011 - Westport

This quintet consisting of the flute, sax, clarinet, guitar, bass and drums plays the music of the late pianist, composer Jaki Byard.

Healing Circle - The Family Wellness Center
August 18, 2011 - Plainview

The Healing Circle encourages balance of body, mind, and spirit by using a natural energy healing and relaxation technique involving light touch. The treatment is ideal for all ages and participants report reduced anxiety and stress, pain relief, and increased energy. Light refreshments will be served.

Dinner Talk - La Famiglia Restaurant
August 18, 2011 - Plainview

Discover a life free of back and neck pain, herniated disks, sciatica and more. Learn why doctors, chiropractors, and therapists recommend this all natural spinal rejuvenation therapy.

START (Story + Art) - Long Island Children's Museum
August 18, 2011 - Garden City

Kids listen each week to a different story that relates to the season. After the story, all little hands are on deck to create an art project about the story that was read.

SUNSET JAZZ SUMMER SERIES AT LYNDHURST - Lyndhurst
August 18, 2011 - Tarrytown

Bring a blanket or low-profile lawn chairs to the West Lawn overlooking the Hudson and enjoy your own picnic, or purchase one on-site. In the event of rain, concert will be under the tent in the Carriage House Courtyard. Tonight: Samba New York!

Movies Under the Stars: Grown Ups - Cunningham Park
August 18, 2011 - Queens

Enjoy a funny, family flick in Cunningham Park. The PG 13-rated Grown Ups features an all-star cast including funnymen Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, and Rob Schneider. There is free popcorn for those who arrive early.

Feathered Family Fun - Long Island Children's Museum
August 18, 2011 - Garden City

Attend this unique workshop and design your own family birdhouse using wood pieces, bright paint, and other exciting materials. Hang your birdhouse at home to feed and watch Long Island's native feathered friends. This workshop runs through August 31.

SummerStarz: Toy Story 3 - East River State Park
August 18, 2011 - Williamsburg

Children and adults enjoy arts and crafts, games, live music, and classic movies that people of all ages enjoy.

Stargazing on Pier 1 - Brooklyn Bridge Park
August 18, 2011 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

Join the Amateur Astronomers as they guide your eyes to the wonders of astronomy. Look for the telescopes on the Pier 1 promenade!

Artists' Circle - Wave Hill
August 18, 2011 - Bronx

Capture the beauty of Wave Hill's landscape through the medium of your choice in these drop-in, open-air studio sessions. Wave Hill provides easels; you bring paper or canvas, and art-making materials. All levels are welcome, and new artists are encouraged to attend. There will be a facilitated critique at each session. Artists' Circle takes place in good weather only.

A Jew Grows in Brooklyn - Queens Theatre in the Park
August 18, 2011 - Corona

A hit from Broadway, where it played for more than a year and a half, A Jew Grows in Brooklyn is an "engaging, poignant and hilarious" (Palm Beach Post) comedy musical about the path to an identity. The show chronicles the life of Jake Ehrenreich, a uniquely talented American born child of Holocaust survivors. Through stories, comedy, and music performed with a live band, Jake recreates this unforgettable journey of discovery and lessons learned.

Parks' Outdoors Summer Movies: Madagascar - Herbert Von King Cultural Recreation Center
August 18, 2011 - Bedford-Stuyvesant

Enjoy Madagascar on the lawn with your family and friends. Bring some chairs or blankets to sit back and relax while you watch a movie in the great outdoors.

ADHD Parent Training 'Intensive 4-Session Summer School' - Office of Elaine Lerner
August 18, 2011 - Garden City

Is your child having trouble with focus and attention, organization, behavior, hyperactivity or impulsivity? Join this intensive 4-session ADHD Parent Training Summer School with Elaine Lerner, MSW, CSW. Learn how to develop child behavior management skills. Give your child a better chance at success in school, at home, and in social settings. Attend the first session, then decide to continue with the remaining sessions. Register online or by phone.

Scribble Press Pop-Up Storytime - Riverside Park, Soldiers and Sailors Statue
August 18, 2011 - Manhattan

Relax in the sunshine while one of Scribble Press' dynamic readers shares popular children's books as well as a selection of great storybooks written by local kids. BYO beach towel or blanket, or just lounge on the grass.

Open Bounce Session - BounceU of Farmingdale
August 18, 2011 - Farmingdale

Enjoy an evening of music, inflatables, and games.

Annual Latino Music by the Sea - Seaside Summer Concert Series
August 18, 2011 - Coney Island

Kids and their grown-ups can put on their dancing shoes for a night of salsa, merenque, rhumba, mambo, and other dance styles ending in a vowel at this annual latin dance celebration.

Cheap Trick with the Rattlers - Seaside Summer Concert Series
August 18, 2011 - Coney Island

Gothamist.com had the nerve to call Cheap Trick "Dad Rock." If that's the case, why, then, does their audience overspill with twenty-somethings and h-word types. Judging by the number of toddlers and elementary age kids wearing electric guitars and that pleasant Rolling Stone tongue on their shirts, it's okay to rawk with mommy and daddy--they just seem a little weird.

Summer Days- Art Space for Children - Nassau County Museum of Art
August 18, 2011 - Roslyn Harbor

This drop-in program includes interactive tours of the exhibition of sculpture and photography by Robert Hite and supervised hands-on artmaking inspired by the exhibition. Designed for children ages 4-10. No reservations needed.

Pilates Teacher Training Open House - Equinox Fitness
August 18, 2011 - Woodbury

Equinox Fitness offers an opportunity to develop a career as a Pilates instructor. Find out about Pilates Teaching Certification during the Open House.

FREE- Concert Party - Journey Tribute Band - Merrick Road Park
August 18, 2011 - New York

Male ages: all. Female ages: all. Cost: $0.00. Please sign up below for details on where we will meet. This free informal event takes place at Merrick Road Park. So come on down, make some new friends, listen to some great JOURNEY music. Our host will introduce you to the other single participants in attendance. BYOB and bring your own food/beach chair. The event is open to all ages and is not gender balanced. Parking is free at Jones Beach after 6 PM

Concerts on the Green Series--The Jumpers Band - West Hampton Beach Village Green
August 18, 2011 - Westhampton Beach

Hear classic and original jazz and blues under the night sky.

Poetry in the Park - West Harlem Piers Park
August 18, 2011 - Manhattan

Harlem Stage and Urban World have teamed up for "Uptown Open: Summer Edition." All are welcome to bring something to read or come to enjoy others' poetic readings.

Design a Rocket Ship - Children's Museum of Manhattan
August 18, 2011 - Manhattan

Museum visitors can use different shapes to create their own model rocket ship.

Modern Masters: Sonia Delaunay - Children's Museum of Manhattan
August 18, 2011 - Manhattan

Kids ages 5 and older can get inspired by artist Sonia Delaunay's colorful geometric paintings. They'll then use rulers and compasses to draw arches and bisecting lines to create their own geo-masterpiece.

Tech for Tots: Learning with Sounds - Sony Wonder Technology Lab
August 18, 2011 - Manhattan

Toddlers discover some of the basic functions of a computer and explore different everyday sounds, leaving with a CD recording of their own voice. Reservations for one child and one adult can be made beginning August 15 by calling 212-833-8100.

Criss-Crossing Borders: The Panama Suitcase Show - George Bruce Library
August 18, 2011 - Manhattan

Jaguars prowl, monkeys howl, and a sea turtle saves a fisherman in this delightful series of tales inspired by Arm-of-the-Sea's travels in Central America. This show portrays the kinship ties between animals and humans and between people living on opposite sides of a border. Presented in Spanish and English.

Presley & Melody - Fort Washington Library
August 18, 2011 - Manhattan

An interactive concert featuring upbeat, danceable childrens' music by this songwriter/musician duo.

Infant-Child CPR - South Nassau Communities Hospital
August 18, 2011 - Baldwin

The Dan and Conrad Show - New Amsterdam Library
August 18, 2011 - Manhattan

A program of ventriloquism, comedy, magic, and audience participation for children ages 5-12.

Thursday Morning Storytime: The Toe Show - Barnes & Noble City Center
August 18, 2011 - White Plains

Join Toe every Thursday morning for stories and singing.

It's National Cupcake Day! - Barnes & Noble Yonkers Central Plaza
August 18, 2011 - White Plains

Celebrate National Cupcake Day with some mouth-watering stories and a special "cupcake" decorating craft.

Hands-On Learning: Arts and Crafts! - Barnes & Noble Bay Plaza
August 18, 2011 - Bronx

At this special event in Educational Toys & Games, children ages 4 to 7 will make their own sock puppets. Children ages 8 to 12 will create twirled paper masterpieces with Klutz curling paper.

Earring Making - John C. Hart Memorial Library
August 18, 2011 - Shrub Oak

Make earrings for yourself and for a Battered Women's Shelter. Optional: bring any old bead jewelry that you can recycle into earrings, and any jewelry-making tools. Limited to 25 participants. Registration required.

FACE TO FACE SERIES - MMAC THEATER
Through August 18, 2011 - NYC

A pre-performance event suitable for children and families to discover the magic of the Ajkun Ballet Theate company behind the scenes introduced by Dr. Chiara Ajkun presenting works by choerographers Leonard Ajkun and Ellen Sinopoli and excerpts from Sleeping Beauty.

Face to Face Series - MMAC Theater
August 18, 2011 - Manhattan

At this pre-performance event, children and families can discover the behind-the-scenes magic of the Ajkun Ballet Theatre company, introduced by Dr. Chiara Ajkun and presenting the works of choreographers Leonard Ajkun, Ellen Sinopoli, and excerpts from "The Sleeping Beauty."

Toy Story 3 - North Hempstead Beach Park
August 18, 2011 - Port Washington

Come to an old-fashioned drive-in movie. Sit in your car and watch this Oscar-award winning animated film, starring the voices of Tom Hanks and Tim Allen.

Summer Extravaganza - Fun Craft
August 18, 2011 - Scarsdale

An indoor festival packed with crafts, music, video games, face painting, refreshments and more. Every Thursday through August 25. Pre-registration required.

Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys - David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center
August 18, 2011 - Manhattan

The band is called Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys. The guy in the middle holds a button-box that squeezes like an accordion, but shouts hallelujah like a big brass band. The fiddle cracks wise and warm, the guitar falls off the edge of the earth, and the rhythm section purrs. It all flows as a smooth groove, topped with three heartfelt voices harmonizing in 17th-century French from the sub-tropics. Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys began more than 20 years ago. Their clean and cohesive performance of Cajun French music from the backwaters of Southwest Louisiana propelled them into the world music limelight early on, and by their third release had garnered them a Grammy nomination, with a second nomination in 2004, and another in 2009. For more artist information, visit www.mamouplayboys.com.

2011 Sunset Concert Series - Nautical Mile Esplanade
August 18, 2011 - Freeport

Grab your chair and come out and rock to the rhythms of Druumatics featuring West African rhythms, and Train of Thought featuring rock and soul music. The event is sponsored by the Long Island Arts Council at Freeport.

"Abracadabra: Reading is Magic!" - Ottendorfer Library
August 18, 2011 - Manhattan

In this 60-minute magic show packed with audience participation, professional children's magician Evan Paquette encourages families to discover their own magic in books. Paquette will reveal some of his secrets in a hands-on workshop after the show, and then suggest books kids can read to learn even more magic tricks. Paquette holds a Master's Degree in Educational Theater from New York University and has taught children in grades K-12. Evan's magic has been featured on television and across the tri-state area for more than 10 years.

Somebody's in the Doghouse - Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre
August 18, 2011 - New York

Sandbox Programs - Central Park Playgrounds
Through August 19, 2011 - Manahttan

Select Central Park playgrounds will feature music, dance, and storytelling programs for children ages 3 and up. Go online for locations.

Theatreworks USA Presents 'The Yellow Brick Road' - Lucille Lortel Theatre
Through August 19, 2011 - Manhattan

An all-new salsa- and merengue-infused musical inspired by "The Wizard of Oz." Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the theatre box office starting one hour prior to show time.

Cisne Negro - Joyce Theater
Through August 20, 2011 -

Founded by Artistic Director Hulda Bittencourt in 1977, Cisne Negro Dance Company stays true to its Brazilian roots while adhering to a classic modern dance style that is "admirably disciplined and wildly energetic." (The New York Times). For its Joyce season, the first since 2005, the company will present an eclectic program that includes Flock, an exotic take on Stravinsky's Firebird and Sabiá, a classic Cisne Negro piece that premiered in 1988 and features a divine combination of pointe shoes and contemporary movement performed to music created by Tom Jobim and Chico Buarque de Holanda, renowned Brazilian composers. As a special treat, ABT principal Marcelo Gomes appears in both Sabiá and in a solo work.

One World, Many Stories (Un Mundo, Muchas Historias) - The Field Library
Through August 20, 2011 - Peekskill

Kids 4 and up read books at home and then report to teenage volunteers. Travel the globe in a world of books and earn prizes along the way. Check the Frog Blog (www.fieldkids.wordpress.com) for details, hours, etc.

'' - Theater for the New City
Through August 20, 2011 - New York

"" (world premiere) written and directed by Claire Moodey, animations and set design by Lotte Marie Allen and Claire Moodey. Cino Theater - Sunday, August 14 at 2:00PM; Monday, August 15 at 9:00PM; Wednesday, August 17 at 7:00PM; Friday, August 19 at 7:00PM; Saturday, August 20 at 7:00PM. Running Time: 50 minutes | Tickets $12 - "" is a radio play silent movie. A multimedia theater piece with puppets and animation, it is inspired by Italo Calvino's novel "Invisible Cities." The seated audience is invited wander through the map of consciousness, riding the sine waves conducted by characters named Our Man of the World and the Girl with a Backpack. Claire Moodey, author and director, grew up in Erie, PA and attended Bard College where she studied Theater. She has worked as a farm hand, electrician, dry stone wall builder, archeologist, and puppeteer in California, Vermont, France, Scotland, and Jordan. Last year she moved to Brooklyn and her recent credits include "The Escape Artist" at P.S. 122 (video performance, P.A.), "Canned Ham" at Dixon Place (lighting design), Bread and Puppet Theater's adaptation of Monteverdi's "The Return of Ulysses" at Theater for the New City (vocalist, puppeteer) and "My Mother," a performance piece at St. Cecilia's Convent. She has also performed the Herald in "Marat/Sade," "The Ruffian on the Stair," and was a core member of the collaborative theatre company The Blushing Players. Lotte Marie Allen (puppets and animation) is an artist as well as part-time printmaker, art teacher, opera liaison, artist assistant and model. She makes installations, stop-motion animations, scented stuffed animals, photographs, imaginary landscapes, woodcuts, lithographs and drawings. Right now she is working on textile and animation projects in her studio with the Montrose Arts Initiative in Brooklyn, NY. She is a graduate of Bard College.

TO THE MOON: Snoopy Soars with NASA - Stamford Museum and Nature Center/Bendel Mansion
Through August 21, 2011 - Stamford

A celebration of the Apollo 10 mission of May, 1969, the dress rehearsal for the actual landing, which would take place in July of that year. The crew chose to nickname their command and lunar modules Charlie Brown and Snoopy. There is a display of a large-scale model of a lunar landing module, on loan from NASA.

'Spanish Paradise: Gardens of the Alhambra' - The New York Botanical Garden
Through August 21, 2011 - Bronx

The lush gardens and poetic vistas of the Alhambra — the legendary Moorish palace and fortress in Granada, Spain — are re-imagined in a large-scale, multipart exhibition.

Spanish Paradise: Gardens of the Alhambra - New York Botanical Garden
Through August 21, 2011 -

The lush gardens and poetic vistas of the Alhambra -- a legendary Moorish palace and fortress in Granada, Spain -- are re-imagined in NYBG's large-scale, multipart summer exhibition.The exhibit includes a 15,000-square-foot interpretation of Alhambra's gardens in the landmark Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, curated by world-renowned garden writer, designer, and historian Penelope Hobhouse. Closed Mon.

My Lovely Ladies - Voelker Orth Museum
Through August 21, 2011 - Flushing

Natalie Carbone has created enchanting depictions of elegant ladies rendered in drawing and dried pressed flowers. The series is inspired by Victorian era floral arts and the Art Nouveau posters Alphonse Mucha. Her figures are subtly rendered in a delicate palette using interplay of line and botanicals. Ms. Carbone grows and preserves the floral specimens used in her work.

Family Summer Science: Build Your World - Long Island Science Center
Through August 21, 2011 - Riverhead

Open to the public Wednesdays through Sundays July 6-August 21. Explore, create and design. Each week, you can enjoy a different theme and make a craft to take home. All activities ongoing and self-directed, for all ages.

The Unmitigated Consequence - Roy Arias Theater
Through August 21, 2011 - New York

An abusive ex-husband breaks into his old home soon after escaping from prison to avenge his ex-wife. To him, she has been holding a secret that he is certain will prove his innocence for the murder of their son and will stop at nothing to get her to admit it. The play engages in a dark and realistic examination of all those affected by domestic violence; the abused, the abuser and the people who stand by and watch, but do nothing about it. Inspired by true events from women who were abused by their husbands and survived to tell their stories.

I Don't Have A Title Yet! - Theater for the New City
Through August 21, 2011 - New York

"I Don't Have a Title Yet!" (world premiere) by Regina Nejman. (DANCE) Johnson Theater - Sunday, August 14 at 5:00PM; Tuesday, August 16 at 7:00PM; Thursday, August 18 at 7:00PM; Saturday, August 20 at 2:00PM; Sunday, August 21 at 5:00PM. Running Time: 45-60 minutes | Tickets: $15. Not having a title and a concept is the guiding force of this piece, where stream of consciousness evokes unexpected desires and motivation. The work is derived and driven by its four inhabitants and follows a kinetic logic supported by eclectic compositions including Bach, Brazilian pop and Mio Morales' deconstructed sounds as well as text created in collaboration with the dancers. The overall effect is a reflection on the collapse of systems and relationships through the exploration of uncertainty, waiting, mischief and creation. By mixing the various influences that inspire her choreography, Regina Nejman has created a fresh work which stimulates audiences to think, feel and to question these turbulent times. The New York Times (Jennifer Dunning) called Regina Nejman "a modern-dance choreographer with a piquant imagination and visual sense to match." She grew up in Rio de Janeiro and is based in New York, where she has been creating her own choreography since 1993 and founded her own company in 1997. Her company has toured in Brazil twice and she has been presented at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, Joyce SoHo, Symphony Space, New York International Fringe Festival (where she was awarded the 2005 outstanding choreography award), DNA, DTW's Fresh Tracks, Merce Cunningham Studio, and more. She has received support from The Greenwall Foundation, Puffin Foundation, LMCC/ MCAF; Meet the Composer, MFTA; space grants from 92nd St Y, Queens Museum of Art, Abrons Arts Center, and Joyce Theater Residency. Nejman has received commissions from Princeton University, The Yard, NJCU and most recently received a Mondo Cane Commisssion from Dixon Place, where she premiered "Annette." Nejman received her BA from SUNY/ Empire State College in 1998. She was as a teaching artist for HAI and was a guest artist at Princeton University, Wesleyan University, and was an adjunct teacher at NJCU. She taught master classes at NYU Common Hour Class, Harvard Summer Dance, and LaGuardia Performing Arts High School. As a dancer, she has worked with Donald Byrd/ The Group, Ze' eva Cohen, Sean Curran, Des Moines Ballet and Bat-Dor Dance Company, among others. http://reginanejmancompany.blogspot.com/

St. Patrick's Cathedral Offers Free Tours - St. Patrick's Cathedral
Through August 21, 2011 - New York

This August, enjoy a free, guided tour of one of New York City’s most beloved landmarks, St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Learn about the Cathedral in person as a specially trained guide will explore the history and traditions that have made St. Patrick’s a favorite destination for millions of worshippers and visitors, alike. For example, did you know that the bronze doors of St. Patrick’s Cathedral weigh over 20,000 pounds each but can be opened with one, strong hand? During the hottest months of summer, these doors actually swell in the heat! For tour dates and times, please visit the user-friendly St. Patrick’s website (www.saintpatrickscathedral.org).

AFRICAN DIASPORA INTERNATIONAL SUMMER FILM SERIES - The Riverside Theatre inside the Riverside Church
Through August 21, 2011 - New York

6:30PM Opening Reception followed by film- Price $20. 7:30PM Scheherazade, Tell me a Story. Talkback after the screening. Directed by Yousry Nasrallah, Egypt, 2009; 134 mins. In Arabic with English subtitles A surprising, engrossing and thoughtful film about modern gender politics in Egypt, Scheherazade, Tell Me a Story is a sharp observation of Egyptian society, using the classic Arabian Nights framework of a story within a story. Scheherazade, Tell me a Story will also screen the following dates - Sat 8/13 @ 8pm; Sun 8/14 @ 4pm; Mon 8/15 @ 7pm; Tue 8/16 @ 7pm; Wed 8/17 @ 7pm; Thu 8/18 @ 7pm; Fri 8/19 @ 8pm; Sat 8/20 @ 8pm; Sun 8/21 @ 1pm. SATURDAY, AUGUST 13 3:30PM Afro-Latino Music – double feature: Sons of Benkos 2003, Colombia/France, 52 mins An entertaining documentary that explores the African culture of Colombia through music. The film presents the music of the "sons of Benkos," the descendants of Benkos, one of the most important Black leaders in the fight for freedom during the time of slavery in Colombia. Susana Baca: Memoria Viva Directed by Mark Dixon, 2003, Peru/Belgium, 54mins, in Spanish with English subtitles Susana Baca is not only a champion in the performance and preservation of Afro-Peruvian heritage, but also an elegant singer whose shimmering voice sings of love, loss and life. xxxxxxxxxxx SATURDAY, AUGUST 13 6:00 PM Fire in Babylon Directed by Stevan Riley, 2009, UK, 87 mins The breathtaking story of how the West Indies triumphed over its colonial masters through the achievements of one of the most gifted teams in sporting history - the West Indian cricketers. This is their story, told in their own words. Fire in Babylon will also screen on Sun, Aug 14 @ 2:00pm xxxxxxxxxxx FRIDAY, AUGUST 19 6:00 PM The Loves of a Zombie, Presidential Candidate NY Premiere Talk Back after the screening Directed by Arnold Antonin, 2009, Haiti, 90 mins, In Creole with English subtitles -.A weirdly hilarious and provocative social commentary on Haiti’s corrupted politicians and resilient population, The loves of a Zombie, Presidential Candidate is FESPACO 2011’s winner of the Paul Roberson Award for the Best Diaspora Film. xxxxxxxxxxx SATURDAY, AUGUST 20 3:30PM David is Dying NY Premiere Directed by Stephen Lloyd Jackson, 2011, UK, 90 mins. David is Dying is a multidimensional story of a man torn between love and sex in contemporary London. A young, successful hedge fund manager has just been told that he is HIV positive. He is informed of the possibility that his unborn child could also be infected and so too the child’s mother, his long-term fiancée, Carla. Winner "Best Director" & "Best Actor" at the American Black Film Festival 2011. Talk Back after the screening with Director. xxxxxxxxxx SATURDAY, AUGUST 20 5:30PM Directors on Directing Directed by Jamel Wade, 2009, USA, 100 mins A look at the development of filmmaking and its contribution to the social and political times form the perspective of Black filmmakers, featuring candid interviews with Lawrence Hilton Jacobs, Robert Townsend, Bill Duke, Fred Williamson, Melvin Van Peebles and other industry leaders. Panel discussion after the screening with Woodie King, Jr. and Carol Bush. xxxxxxxxxxx Sunday, August 21 3:45PM Bouncing Cats - Price $20 Directed by Nabil Elderkin, 2010, US/Uganda, 75 mins The inspiring story of one man's attempt to create a better life for the children of Uganda using the unlikely tool of hip-hop with a focus on b-boy culture and breakdance. This multiple award winning film features narration by Common and interviews with Mos Def, Will.I.Am, and K'Naan. Film followed by breakdance/hip-hop performance by Rhapsody James and reception. LOCATION: The Riverside Theatre inside the Riverside Church 91 Claremont Ave, main floor, New York, NY 10027 Tell: 212.870.6784 TICKETS: $20 for Opening and Closing Event; $10 General Admission; $8 for Students and seniors 3 Ways to Purchase Tickets: In Person: 91 Claremont Ave, main floor By Train - #1 to 116th & Columbia Univ. By Bus - M4, M104, M60 to 120th & Broadway Box Office Hours Thursday-Saturday: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Sunday: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Online: Please go to the event you’re interested in and click “Buy Tickets” By Phone: 212.870.6784 212 864 1760 DVDs of films from Africa and the African Diaspora will be on sale at the venue. $15 per DVD; $25 for 2 DVD; $35 for three DVD and $10 for each additional DVD. (please note we accept cash only.) The Riverside Theatre website: http://theriversidetheatre.org/programs.php?p=african African Diaspora Film Festival website: http://nyadff.org/Riverside_11.htm

"Green Currency: Plants in the Economy" - The New York Botanical Garden
Through August 21, 2011 - Bronx

The New York Botanical Garden and the American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA) are co-hosts of this inaugural juried botanical art show, the first medal-awarding international exhibition in the United States. The show features 43 works depicting botanical specimens used as medicine, food, clothing, or shelter. The pieces were selected from an ASBA-record 258 entries from among artists representing 14 states and 8 countries. Esteemed international contemporary botanical art collector Dr. Shirley Sherwood chairs the award jury panel. An illustrated catalog is available. In the Arthur and Janet Ross Gallery through August 21.

AFRICAN DIASPORA INTERNATIONAL SUMMER FILM SERIES AUG 12-21 - The Riverside Theatre inside the Riverside Church
Through August 21, 2011 - New York

AFRICAN DIASPORA INTERNATIONAL SUMMER FILM SERIES AUG 12-21 FRIDAY, AUGUST 12 6:30PM Opening Reception followed by film- Price $20 7:30PM Scheherazade, Tell me a Story Talkback after the screening. Directed by Yousry Nasrallah, Egypt, 2009; 134 mins. In Arabic with English subtitles A surprising, engrossing and thoughtful film about modern gender politics in Egypt, Scheherazade, Tell Me a Story is a sharp observation of Egyptian society, using the classic Arabian Nights framework of a story within a story. Scheherazade, Tell me a Story will also screen the following dates Sat 8/13 @ 8pm Sun 8/14 @ 4pm Mon 8/15 @ 7pm Tue 8/16 @ 7pm Wed 8/17 @ 7pm Thu 8/18 @ 7pm Fri 8/19 @ 8pm Sat 8/20 @ 8pm Sun 8/21 @ 1pm xxxxxxxxxxx SATURDAY, AUGUST 13 3:30PM Afro-Latino Music – double feature: Sons of Benkos Directed by Silva Lucas, 2003, Colombia/France, 52 mins, In Spanish with English subtitles An entertaining documentary that explores the African culture of Colombia through music. The film presents the music of the "sons of Benkos," the descendants of Benkos, one of the most important Black leaders in the fight for freedom during the time of slavery in Colombia. Susana Baca: Memoria Viva Directed by Mark Dixon, 2003, Peru/Belgium, 54mins, in Spanish with English subtitles Susana Baca is not only a champion in the performance and preservation of Afro-Peruvian heritage, but also an elegant singer whose shimmering voice sings of love, loss and life. xxxxxxxxxxx SATURDAY, AUGUST 13 6:00 PM Fire in Babylon Directed by Stevan Riley, 2009, UK, 87 mins The breathtaking story of how the West Indies triumphed over its colonial masters through the achievements of one of the most gifted teams in sporting history - the West Indian cricketers. This is their story, told in their own words. Fire in Babylon will also screen on Sun, Aug 14 @ 2:00pm xxxxxxxxxxx FRIDAY, AUGUST 19 6:00 PM The Loves of a Zombie, Presidential Candidate NY Premiere Talk Back after the screening Directed by Arnold Antonin, 2009, Haiti, 90 mins, In Creole with English subtitles - A weirdly hilarious and provocative social commentary on Haiti’s corrupted politicians and resilient population, The loves of a Zombie, Presidential Candidate is FESPACO 2011’s winner of the Paul Roberson Award for the Best Diaspora Film. xxxxxxxxxxx SATURDAY, AUGUST 20 3:30PM David is Dying NY Premiere Directed by Stephen Lloyd Jackson, 2011, UK, 90 mins. David is Dying is a multidimensional story of a man torn between love and sex in contemporary London. A young, successful hedge fund manager has just been told that he is HIV positive. He is informed of the possibility that his unborn child could also be infected and so too the child’s mother, his long-term fiancée, Carla. Winner "Best Director" & "Best Actor" at the American Black Film Festival 2011. Talk Back after the screening with Director. xxxxxxxxxx SATURDAY, AUGUST 20 5:30PM Directors on Directing Directed by Jamel Wade, 2009, USA, 100 mins A look at the development of filmmaking and its contribution to the social and political times form the perspective of Black filmmakers, featuring candid interviews with Lawrence Hilton Jacobs, Robert Townsend, Bill Duke, Fred Williamson, Melvin Van Peebles and other industry leaders. Panel discussion after the screening with Woodie King, Jr. and Carol Bush. xxxxxxxxxxx Sunday, August 21 3:45PM Bouncing Cats - Price $20 Directed by Nabil Elderkin, 2010, US/Uganda, 75 mins The inspiring story of one man's attempt to create a better life for the children of Uganda using the unlikely tool of hip-hop with a focus on b-boy culture and breakdance. This multiple award winning film features narration by Common and interviews with Mos Def, Will.I.Am, and K'Naan. Film followed by breakdance/hip-hop performance by Rhapsody James and reception. LOCATION: The Riverside Theatre inside the Riverside Church 91 Claremont Ave, main floor, New York, NY 10027 Tell: 212.870.6784 TICKETS: $20 for Opening and Closing Event; $10 General Admission; $8 for Students and seniors Box Office Hours Thursday-Saturday: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Sunday: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm 3 Ways to Purchase Tickets: In Person: 91 Claremont Ave, main floor By Train - #1 to 116th & Columbia Univ. By Bus - M4, M104, M60 to 120th & Broadway Online: Please go to the event you’re interested in and click “Buy Tickets” By Phone: 212.870.6784 212 864 1760 DVDs of films from Africa and the African Diaspora will be on sale at the venue. $15 per DVD; $25 for 2 DVD; $35 for three DVD and $10 for each additional DVD. (please note we accept cash only.) The Riverside Theatre website: http://theriversidetheatre.org/programs.php?p=african African Diaspora Film Festival website: http://nyadff.org/Riverside_11.htm

'Just Sex' - Theater for the New City
Through August 22, 2011 - New York

"Just Sex" (world premiere) written by Brandt Johnson, directed by Alex Kilgore. Johnson Theater - Sunday, August 14 at 2:00PM; Monday, August 15 at 9:00PM; Wednesday, August 17 at 7:00PM; Saturday, August 20 at 7:00PM; Monday, August 22 at 7:00PM. Running Time: 90 minutes | Tickets: $15. Katherine and William are married to each other and are in lust with other people. Can they follow their erotic impulses without violating their vows? In the online era, does betrayal begin with mere pixels on a screen, or only once flesh touches flesh? Instead of suppressing their desires, or acting on them surreptitiously, Katherine and William make the perilous decision to open their marriage. Sex with others is okay, they agree, as long as it is just sex. But as they grapple with how to keep love intact amid extracurricular escapades, they confront frequent and often comical reminders that "just sex" can be hard to find. What starts as a simple exercise in physical release becomes a complex challenge to the couple's notions of normalcy, love, and marital fidelity. "Just Sex" is Brandth Johnson's second play to be produced. He performed his first play, a solo show called "Give and Go: Learning from Losing to the Harlem Globetrotters," at FringeNYC 2007 and again at the Metropolitan Playhouse in 2010. He later worked as an investment banker, played professional basketball in Europe, and played on tour against the Harlem Globetrotters. Johnson now writes and acts and has appeared in numerous New York City productions, including Blue Light Theater Company's "The Pitchfork Disney" (Off-Broadway); Walt Disney's workshop of "Hoopz," directed by Savion Glover and Kenny Leon; and the workshop of "Joe Fearless" with Matthew Broderick and Rosie Perez. Johnson is a Williams College graduate and has an MBA from New York University. www.brandtjohnson.com Alex Kilgore, as Founding Artistic Director of he stageFARM, an Off-Broadway company, conceived, commissioned and directed both 2008's SPIN series (Gina Gionfriddo, Elizabeth Meriwether, Adam Rapp, Mark Schultz, and Judith Thompson) and 2007's VENGEANCE series (Neena Beber, Ron Fitzgerald, Gina Gionfriddo, Julian Sheppard, and Francine Volpe). He also directed the world premiere of David Folwell's "Drug Buddy for the stageFARM at Cherry Lane and produced Off-Broadway premieres of Elizabeth Meriwether's "Oliver Parker!," Mark Schultz's "The Gingerbread House," and Gina Gionfriddo's "U.S. Drag." Off-Broadway acting credits include the US premieres of David Folwell's "Boise," Philip Ridley's "The Pitchfork Disney" (Blue Light Theater Co.), "Refuge" by Jessica Goldberg, and "Lost Highway" (as Hank Williams). Film credits include "Fever" (1999 Directors' Fortnight Cannes), "If I Didn't Care," "High Maintenance," "Cowboy Jesus"…etc. TV credits include "Wonder Showzen," "The City," and "Swift Justice." In 2009, Alex was hired to adapt the classic B noir film "House on Telegraph Hill" for Bill Bannerman (Twilight: Eclipse) to direct. This script, "Unveiled," is in preproduction, and his original screenplay "Texasstyle" starring Henry Thomas, Bill Sage, Didi O'Connell, and Luke Wilson is set up for him to direct with Sweet 180/Lillian LaSalle producing. Kilgore is the President of The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and plays in the band CLAW.

The Children's Garden - Suffolk County Farm and Education Center
Through August 24, 2011 - Yaphank

Children grow tomatoes, peppers and sunflowers; learn about the herb garden and strawberry patch; collect ladybugs, make compost; take hayrides; and have fun in the butterfly and bird garden. At the end of the eight-week session, participants have a celebratory feast with the food from the garden. Call to register.

8-Week Beginner Sevillanas Class - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through August 24, 2011 - New York

Beginner Flamenco Technique focusing on Sevillanas this summer at Flamenco Latino! With Aurora Reyes. Wednesdays 6:30-8 pm, Starts July 6th for 8 weeks. Mandatory full enrollment fee: $140. Credit/debit accepted. Call with questions or to register: 212-399-8519 www.flamencolatino.com

II BRASILUSA Art Show - BEA
Through August 24, 2011 - New York

The Brazilian Endowment for the Arts Gallery will present the second edition of the Art Show BRASILUSA. This great artistic manifestation brings together artists from Brazil and the United State and will embrace diverse trends and techniques. The opening reception will be on August 3, 2011 at 7pm at BEA 240E. 52nd street, New York, NY, 1022. The reception will have as a special guest the Brazilian singer Bruno Lopes. The exhibition is from August 3rd to August 24th.

Sunset Cocktail Cruises - Battery Park
Through August 25, 2011 -

Savor the long, bright evenings of summer with our weekly Sunset Cocktail Cruises on Thursdays from June 2, 2011 through August 25, 2011. Bring a date, a group of friends and/or some work colleagues and relax while sipping cocktails and enjoying the splendor of the city! Highlights include lite snacks, a live DJ, fresh breezes and spectacular views of the sun setting behind the Statue of Liberty. Raise your glass to Miss Liberty as she is celebrating her 125th Birthday this year! Visit www.statuecruises.com for more information.

Bookworm Wednesdays -Free Movies - Broadway Multiplex Cinemas
Through August 25, 2011 - Hicksville

Kids get free admission to a select children's film when they present a book report at a participating cinema. Accompanying adults and children under 6 receive free admission and do not need to submit a book report. Visit the website or call for movie title.

Bookworm Wednesdays -Free Movies - Island 16: Cinema De Lux
Through August 25, 2011 - Holtsville

Kids get free admission to a select children's film when they present a book report at a participating cinema. Accompanying adults and children under 6 receive free admission and do not need to submit a book report. Visit the website or call for movie title.

Statue Cruises Night Tour with Lady Liberty - Battery Park
Through August 25, 2011 - New York

As the 125th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty draws near, Statue Cruises and the National Park Service invite guests to take advantage of six exciting opportunities to visit by night. A limited number of tickets are available for these six exclusive evenings with Miss Liberty on each Thursday in July and August 2011. On most days of the year, the last ferry leaves Liberty Island at 5 p.m. - but for these rare events, visitors can tour the grounds in the evening. During one or two hours exploring Liberty Island, guests will enjoy dinner and then return to Battery Park under sparkling city lights.

LOVE IN A TUB - La Mama
Through August 25, 2011 - New York

LOVE IN A TUB is a Restoration comedy (ruthlessly stolen from Sir George Etherege) turned rock musical/rock concert about/performed by The Fyddlers, a band of Elizabethan english-speaking fools who accompany their own farcical misadventures with love...in a tub...in spandex. Performances are at LaMama / Ellen Stewart Theatre on Mon 8/15 @ 5:45pm , Wed 8/17 @ 8:30pm, Fri 8/19 @ 4:15pm, Mon 8/22 @ 3:30pm, and Thu 8/25 @ 9:45pm. To purchase tickets or for further information about this FringeNYC production (including photos and music clips) go to www.loveinatub.tumblr.com.

Green Teens - Long Island Children's Museum
Through August 26, 2011 - Garden City

Each week teens will lead visitors through an activity, craft, or game with a different nature-related theme. Everyone will learn ways to help the environment, enjoy a variety of outdoor experiences, and try their hand at cooking, crafts, and other science activities. Classes run through August 26.

Target Passport Fridays - Queens Museum of Art
Through August 26, 2011 - Queens

Leave your baggage at home and bring a picnic blanket out to Flushing Meadows Corona Park for the Target Passport Fridays at the Queens Museum of Art International Outdoor Film, Dance and Music Series. Every week, we celebrate a different international locale! Every Friday from July 8 - August 26: Dance and music program begins at 6:30 pm and film begins at 8 pm. For more information: bit.ly/ppfridays July 8- Ecuador; July 15- Africa; July 22- Haiti; July 19- Taiwan; August 5- Dominican Republic; August 12- Egypt; August 19-Colombia; August 26- Venezuela.

I Light Up My Life: The Mark Sam Celebrity Autobiography - Dixon Place
Through August 26, 2011 - New York

MARK SAM ROSENTHAL PRESENTS Another triumph from the creators of “Blanche Survives Katrina in a FEMA Trailer Named Desire" I Light Up My Life: The Mark Sam Celebrity Autobiography August 12-26 – Five Performances Fri., Aug.12 @ 5:00pm Sat., Aug. 13 @ 12:00n Wed., Aug. 17 @ 9:15pm Wed., Aug. 24 @ 4:00pm Fri., Aug. 26 @ 7:00pm Venue #5 - Dixon Place 161A Chrystie Street (Rivington & Delancey Streets), New York, NY 10002 The New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC A production of The Present Company August 12th - 28th Tickets: $15-$18. For tickets visit www.FringeNYC.org Visit www.ILightUpMyLife.com for insightful and inappropriate introductory videos posted by Mark Sam in the coming weeks! Mark Sam Rosenthal is tickled to present I Light Up My Life: The Mark Sam Celebrity Autobiography, an over-the-top multi-media presentation of Mark Sam’s 789 page yet to be published homage to his favorite celebrity: himself. Part of the 15th annual New York International Fringe Festival, the production will be held at Venue #5: Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street (bet. Rivington & Delancey Streets), New York, NY 10002 for five performances from August 12-26, 2011. Todd Parmley directs a cast of one: Mark Sam Rosenthal, a celebrity. The world's first preemptive celebrity autobiography traces the rise to semi-obscurity of Mark Sam Rosenthal ("one of the city's great comedic storytellers" - Time Out) from his continental origins in the second-grade class French play through an ill-fated onscreen dabbling in the world of adult entertainment to his not-quite-breakout off-Broadway triumph as a cross-dressing, time-traveling Blanche DuBois. Along the way, drugs are taken, delusions are grand, and our celebrity deals inappropriately with his bi-religious identity, 9/11, and a death from AIDS - although not his own. Says Rosenthal of his Amtrak-speed ascendance into the fame orbit, "If I could inspire just one soul with my tale of success that's all I ask - more than one would be too much competition." I Light Up My Life plays for five performances from August 12 through 28. I Light Up My Life: The Mark Sam Celebrity Autobiography is presented by Mark Sam Rosenthal. Producer: Jim Bredeson: Stage Manager: Kate August; Publicist: Paul Siebold/Off Off PR. Director Todd Parmley is a multi-faceted theatre artist: a director, actor, and educator. In New York, he has directed two episodes of Blair Fell’s hit live epic series, Burning Habits, a workshop production of the award-winning new play, 99 Degrees, and several productions at Stella Adler Studios (NYU). Todd also directed the world premiere productions of 516 (five sixteen) at FringeNYC, For Love of the Boy at Yale University, and Mark Sam Rosenthal’s solo show Blanche Survives Katrina in a FEMA Trailer Named Desire at FringeNYC, Off Broadway at the SoHo Playhouse, and in Provincetown. Mark Sam Rosenthal is a Baton Rouge native living in New York. The solo show he wrote and performs, Blanche Survives Katrina in a FEMA Trailer Named Desire, had a nine-week off-Broadway run at New York’s SoHo Playhouse in winter 2009 and a summer run that same year at the Art House Theater in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Blanche originally premiered to sell-out crowds at the 2008 New York International Fringe Festival, where it won the Village Voice Audience Award and an overall festival award for Outstanding Solo Show. Mark Sam has studied and performed improv comedy with the Upright Citizens Brigade and acting with the Atlantic Theatre Company and the Barrow Group. He has done the stand-up and the storytelling thing, and his comedy sketches have been performed on both coasts. He has choreographed and performed award-winning burlesque at Joe’s Pub in New York and been a guest host on Sirius Satellite Radio’s morning drive talk show, OutQ in the Morning. Other writing and performing credits include his first solo show Love Mercy (the PIT), Menage a Trailer (Chicago's Factory Theater), Beyond the Valley of the Switchblade Pussycats (UCBT), and The Indigo Girls vs. George W. Bush (The Cutting Room). Mark Sam works as a freelance writer/producer for Comedy Central and Logo. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at www.fringenyc.org, by phone at 866.468.7619 up to 24 hours before the show, in person at FringeCENTRAL (1 East 8th Street at Fifth Avenue) from 12n-8pm beginning July 30th. Tickets are $18 at the door and can be purchased 15 minutes before each performance (cash only) at Venue #5: Dixon Place. Venue #5: Dixon Place is located at 161A Chrystie Street (bet. Rivington & Delancey Streets), NYC 10002. Take the “F” train to 2nd Avenue, the “B”/“D” to Grand Street, or the “J”/”Z” to Bowery. Dixon Place features a FringeBAR open weekdays from 6pm-12midnight / weekends from 6pm-1am. The run time is 75 minutes with no intermission.

Colors 'a la Cart' - The Morgan Library & Museum
Through August 27, 2011 - Manhattan

Families are invited to explore a collection of natural dye sources, centuries-old dyeing recipes, and paints made from natural dyes in this program presented in collaboration with the exhibition "Illuminating Fashion: Dress in the Art of Medieval France and the Netherlands."

Parenting Group - Saltzman Community Center
Through August 27, 2011 - Hempstead

Enhance your parenting skills in this 6-week course. Topics include strengthening the parent-child relationship, effective discipline, raising healthy children, time management, and building a support system. Call for exact times and to register.

Children's Self Esteem Group - Saltzman Community Center
Through August 27, 2011 - Hempstead

Through structured activities, games, stories, projects, and friendship, this group offers a safe, friendly environment for children to feel good about themselves. Call for exact days and to register.

Healthy Living Series - Long Island Children's Museum
Through August 27, 2011 - Garden City

Each week, fun activities and exercises bring a section of the USDA's Food Pyramid to life, helping children and parents to make healthy living choices. These classes run through August 27.

Mostly Mozart - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Through August 27, 2011 -

From Aug. 2-20, the 45th season of the Mostly Mozart Festival offers more than 34 events, including opera, concerts, dance, pre-concert recitals, late-night performances, and lectures, and features music ranging from Baroque and Classical to Neoclassical and contemporary. In addition to Mozart, the music of Igor Stravinsky will be a special focus of this summer's festival while Louis Langrée, in his ninth season, conducts the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra in eight concerts, performing Mozart's beloved Requiem, an expanded exploration of Beethoven's music, and two distinctly different Stravinsky works. Plus, New York's acclaimed contemporary ensemble ICE (International Contemporary Ensemble) begins its three-year Festival residency and is the centerpiece of the festival's Stravinsky focus.

FRANKENSTEIN With Mary Shelley and GABRIEL - Nicu's Spoon Theatre
Through August 27, 2011 - New York

FRANKENSTEIN With Mary Shelley By Virginia Bartholomew & GABRIEL By Will Le Vasseur. Preview August 4th, 2011. “…Impressive in every department…” Martin Denton, NYTheatre.com. “To revive a Greek classic is a challenge, but to reinvent the enigmatic myth with new plotlines, characters, and dialogue that consistently retains thematic homage to the original is masterful.” Jennifer Rathbone, TheaterOnline.com. Redd Tale Theatre Company blasts into its fifth season with the world premiere of two original works! FRANKENSTEIN With Mary Shelley by Virginia Bartholomew, edited/directed by Will Le Vasseur, and GABRIEL by Will Le Vasseur, directed by Lynn Kenny. Previews are August 4th at Nicu’s Spoon Theatre. Opening Night is August 5th. FRANKENSTEIN is a tight re-telling of the original Shelley story as told by Victor, the Creation, and Mary Shelly herself. We get to hear in the author’s own words how this legendary tale took form, and what it meant to her. Immediately after, GABRIEL takes the Frankenstein myth and transforms it to modern times. Henry, a geneticist, unlocks a vital clue to our evolution. In doing so he creates a future version of humanity, and discovers his own. FRANKENSTEIN: Starring Virginia Bartholomew. Directed by Will Le Vasseur. GABRIEL: Starring Cameran Hebb, Will Le Vasseur, James Stewart. Directed by Lynn Kenny. Having survived a transplant cross country to New York City, Redd Tale Theatre Company continues to follow its motto: “To Provide Enlightening, Entertaining Sci-Fi Theatrical Experiences That Contribute To Humanity's Next Step Forward.” Beginning in 2003 with a recreation of the 1938 radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds, RTTC followed the next year with the West Coast premiere of Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens in Seattle. Then moving East, produced a successful run of Closer by Patrick Marber in 2007, and a critically acclaimed production of Lonely Planet by Steven Dietz in 2008. Its 2009 production of Maddy was critically acclaimed and subsequently published. Last year RTTC produced two full-length classical pieces, Macbeth and a new adaptation of Triumph of Love written by Le Vasseur. FRANKENSTEIN With Mary Shelley and GABRIEL run August 4 through August 27th, Thursday through Saturday at 8pm, matinees on Saturday at 2pm. Nicu’s Spoon Theatre is located at 38 West 38th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues (accessible from B/D/F/M at Bryant Park or R/Q/N at Herald Square). For more information on these and Redd Tale's other plans for their Summer of Creation, check out www.reddtale.org Tickets are $10-$15, available at 212-868-4444 or www.smarttix.com

Meaningful Maps - Rubin Museum of Art
Through August 27, 2011 - Manhattan

Families will use a treasure map to search for hidden secrets throughout the museum, learn about the kinds of maps people make in the Himalayas, create their own maps, and plot a path to one of their favorite places.

Queens' Sky View Center & CenterStage presents a Sunday Music Spectacular Series - Sky View Center
Through August 28, 2011 -

Sky View Center, Queens’ newest shopping center presents Sky View Celebrates! A Sunday Music Spectacular featuring CenterStage: The Queens Center for the Performing Arts. The show-stopping series will run through the summer and feature a variety of jazz, classical string quartets, piano and percussion performances by the talented students and all-star faculty of CenterStage. The Pop Broadway Show performance will feature the sounds of Broadway, R&B and Pop featuring Dakota MacLeod (vocals) and Ray Naccari (piano). The event will take place at Sky View Center on Level D offering visitors a chance to enjoy the various musical talents of the local community while shopping around Sky View Center.

Richard Serra Drawing: A Retrospective - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through August 28, 2011 -

This first retrospective of drawings by the contemporary American artist Richard Serra (b. 1939) presents a comprehensive overview of some forty years of his drawing activity. It traces the development of drawing as an art form independent from yet linked to his sculptural practice. Drawing for Serra has always played a crucial role in the investigation of new concepts and new creative methods. It has been a means of exploration of formal and perceptual relationships between the artwork and the viewer. His innovative ideas have radically transformed the traditional understanding of drawing as a form outlined against a background of the paper support, and exponentially expanded the definition of modern drawing through novel techniques, unusual media, monumental scale, and carefully conceived relationships to surrounding spaces.

Go, Dog, Go! - John W. Engeman Theater at Northport
Through August 28, 2011 - Northport

Adapted from the classic children's book by P.D. Eastman. Saturdays and Sundays through August 28.

The Jungle Book - Arena Players Repertory Theater at Vanderbilt Carriage House
Through August 28, 2011 - East Farmingdale

This retelling of Kipling's classic story features Mowgli, a jungle child who was raised by wolves. Mowgli lives in the jungle with some animal friends: Baloo the Bear, Bagheera the panther, and Kaa the Snake. Mowgli’s mortal enemy is Shere Khan, a man-eating tiger who wants to rule the jungle, and only with help from the children in the audience can Mowgli defeat him. Saturdays and Sundays from July 2nd – August 28th.

The Day the Sky Turned Black - IATI Theater
Through August 28, 2011 - New York

On February 7th 2009, Australia was ravaged by firestorms equaling the energy of 1500 atomic bombs… Fresh from an acclaimed season at the Edinburgh & Adelaide Fringe Festivals, The Day the Sky Turned Black makes its US debut at the New York International Fringe Festival. Written and performed by Ali Kennedy Scott, the play chronicles the poignant stories of everyday heroes who fought the ‘Black Saturday’ bushfires, now known as Australia’s greatest natural disaster. As fires sweep through the tinder dry country at speed, residents prepare for the usual summer bushfire season, unaware of the magnitude of the coming fires. By day’s end, 173 people are dead, whole towns are decimated. By week’s end, over a million acres of land are razed to the ground and arson is suspected. Through first person narrative, intermixed with on-the spot news reports, The Day the Sky Turned Black follows the lives of five characters; Kerry, Mabel, Heidi, Gillian and six year-old Aiden who loves nothing better than doing tricks on his BMX and smushing Caramello Koalas into yummy chocolate balls. Based on interviews with survivors, journalists and a global arson expert, the play charts each character’s personal journey from before the fire’s arrival, to their return home and the rebuilding of their lives. Their inspirational stories show the strength and courage of the human spirit when pitted against Mother Nature at her worst.

'The Choice' - Theater for the New City
Through August 29, 2011 - New York

"The Choice" (world premiere) by Riccardo Costa, directed by André Hereford - Cino Theater - Monday, August 15 at 7:00PM; Wednesday, August 17 at 9:00PM; Thursday, August 18 at 7:00PM; Monday, August 22 at 7:00PM; Tuesday, August 23 at 9:00PM; Monday, August 29 at 7:00PM. Running Time: 85 minutes | Tickets: $15 - Who will have a seat at the future's table? "The Choice," writer/filmmaker Riccardo Costa's debut full-length play, explores this and other Big Questions with a provocative mix of sharp-witted comedy, heartfelt drama and taut suspense. Trapped in an open house at the end of the world, one young man, forced to play God, must decide who lives or dies among a group of eight strangers confronting the apocalypse. Each clings to his or her own vision of the future, but "The Choice" is universal: What do you live for, and what compromises would you make to keep it? Directed by André Hereford, and featuring an ensemble cast, "The Choice" addresses division--based on religion or class or gender or politics--and makes a powerful argument for how much we are all the same, especially at a moment when the past ceases to matter, and we stand exposed to the end of everything. Riccardo Costa, born in Bologna, Italy, holds a Master in Media Studies and a certificate in Media Management and Leadership. He graduated with a BFA in Film & Television Production from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. He recently completed a Master Class Program at LAByrinth Theater. On the occasion of Luciano Pavarotti's summer 1998 benefit concert in Modena, Italy, Costa approached Spike Lee, who would direct the live taping of the concert, and asked to work as Lee's assistant at the event. He got the job and it led to assisting Spike again at the concert the following year. In New York, Costa has continued to work with Lee, first serving as videographer on "Summer of Sam," and now collaborating with Lee's company 40 Acres & A Mule to develop his feature film, "Memory of a Summer," directing from a script he co-wrote. His feature debut will be the film he co-wrote, "Queen of Harlem." While pursuing funding for Blitz's feature projects, Costa has continued to hone his talents--directing a staged reading of Pier Vittorio Tondelli's "Dinner Party" (starring Brian Dennehy), directing a staged reading of his script "Yes 4Ever" (starring Kerry Washington and Malcolm Gets) and completing his award-winning third short film, "Change the World," which screened in more than 30 festivals worldwide receiving important recognition. His fourth short film, "Crossing," starred Joe Morton, Hazelle Goodman and Anthony Mackie, playing in more than 40 festivals and won awards in several international film festivals and it has been broadcast in several TV Channels including CBS. Costa's American Express short film was chosen as Finalist by the Tribeca Film Festival and won a prestigious award. He was a playwright in residence at Philip Seymour Hoffman's LAByrinth Theater Company for summer '09.

Private Artists Studio Visits - Gallery Bldg Lobby
Through August 30, 2011 -

• Each Saturday this Summer, a visit to 2 artist studios all within a short distance of one another. • a full presentation by each artist explaining their creative process. Followed by a Q & A period • The opportunity to purchase any work that you love and take advantage of the special discount for the day. • A relaxed atmosphere with refreshments at each stop

'Rozamunda' - Theater for the New City
Through August 30, 2011 - New York

"Rozamunda" (US Premiere) written by Elfriede Jelinek, directed Senka Buli?. Cino Theater - Thursday, August 18 at 9:00PM; Friday, August 19 at 9:00PM; Thursday, August 25 at 9:00PM; Saturday, August 27 at 7:00PM; Tuesday, August 30 at 9:00PM. Running Time: 60 minutes | Tickets: $15 - Elfriede Jelinek's princesses are contemporary parodied counterparts of Shakespeare's princes. They are myths of deconstruction, anti-princesses who cannot fight against the destiny intended for them. "Rozamunda" is her third dramolet (one-act play) from the cycle "The Princess Plays," which is also made up of one-act plays "Snow White," "Sleeping Beauty" and "The Rock and Jackie." The cycle was also published under the subtitle "Death and the Maiden," referring to the homonymous work by Schubert. Jelinek focuses on exploring female archetypes. She presents male interpretations of every phase of women's existence as the incitement to death. Snow White in search of the truth will be killed by the Hunter, Sleeping Beauty will be awakened by the Prince and will be designated to take a submissive role. Rozamunda is forced to admit that women's status is irreconcilable with writing and that every female creative activity is doomed to failure. Jackie is a hostage of her beloved ones and is a prisoner of the media image of herself. Ingeborg Bachmann and Sylvia Plath are desperate because of the impossibility to start things going and are prisoners of the space predetermined for them. Jelinek's humour is destructive in the grotesque way in which the heroines reveal men's discourses, through distortions, twisted quotations and puns. Rozamunda was a Reneissance Cypriot princess, but is also a character from Schubert's lost opera. Critics call her Jelinek's double. She is pressed by an anxious crisis of a female writer and an intense but ambivalent relationship with her partner Fulvio. "Rozamunda" poses the question of whether her role of a writer defines her own body. Rozamunda the writer is trying to wrench herself free from the symbolic order, with which she undermines the bases of established identity categories such as lust, sex and sexual identity. Elfriede Jelinek is an Austrian playwright and novelist. She was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2004 for her "musical flow of voices and counter-voices in novels and plays that, with extraordinary linguistic zeal, reveal the absurdity of society's clichés and their subjugating power." Her work was largely unknown outside the German-speaking world before she won the Nobel Prize, and it was said to resemble that of acclaimed Austrian playwright Thomas Bernhard. In fact, despite the author's own differentiation from Austria (due to her criticism of Austria's Nazi-past), Jelinek's writing is deeply rooted in the tradition of Austrian literature, showing the influence of Austrian writers such as Ingeborg Bachmann and Robert Musil. Jelinek has won many distinguished prizes; among them are the Georg Büchner Prize in 1998; the Mülheim Dramatists Prize in 2002 and 2004; the Franz Kafka Prize in 2004; and the Nobel Prize in Literature, also in 2004. Female sexuality, its abuse, and the battle of the sexes in general are prominent topics in her work. Texts such as "Wir sind Lockvögel, Baby!" ("We are Decoys, Baby!"), "Die Liebhaberinnen" ("Women as Lovers") and "Die Klavierspielerin" ("The Piano Teacher") showcase the brutality and power play inherent in human relations in a style that is at times ironically formal and tightly controlled. According to Jelinek, power and aggression are often the principal driving forces of relationships. Her provocative novel Lust contains graphically-delineated descriptions of sexuality, aggression and abuse. Jelinek said she felt very happy to receive the Nobel Prize, but she also felt "despair for becoming a known, a person of the public." Senka Buli? graduated with an acting degree from the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb, Croatia. She started her career in the Croatian National Theatre in Split. She spent a long period working as a freelancer in Zagreb. In that period she worked with directors such as Vito Taufer, Janusz Kica, Jean Michel Bruyere, Paolo Magelli, Damir Zlatar Frey, Ivica Buljan, Georgij Paro, Ivica Kun?evi? and Eduard Miler in the theatres in Croatia and Slovenia and also played in movies including "The Price of Life" (Bogdan Žiži?), "Pont Neuf" (Željko Sene?i?), "How the War Started on My Island¨ (Vinko Brešan). She is a founder and artistic manager oh Hotel Bulic Theatre Zagreb. She is also a director of theatrical plays ("The Little Prince," "Aladdin," "Evasion," "Splendid's," "Hanjo," "Crime on Goat Island," "Evita," "Rozamunda"). With Ivica Buljan's plays ("Medea," "Phaedra," "Oedipus the King," "La Marche," "Jackie," "Sallinger," "Ma and Al") as well as her own, she participates in international theatre festivals. She founded and developed theatre Scena and is a director of the drama program of the Split Summer Festival.

Thinking Outside the Box: European Cabinets, Caskets, and Cases from the Permanent Collection (1500-1900) - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through August 31, 2011 -

This installation features a selection of one hundred examples of important boxes, caskets, and small chests from the Metropolitan Museum's European Sculpture and Decorative Arts Department. For centuries, boxes, caskets, cabinets, and chests played an important role in everyday life. Ranging from strongboxes to travel cases and from containers for tea or tobacco to those for the storage of toiletries or silverware, these lidded pieces were made in a large variety of shapes and sizes, and of many different materials. The form and decoration of these objects not only reflect changes in social customs and manners but also follow the stylistic developments in Europe over four hundred years. Pieces made of tortoiseshell, carved and veneered wood, porcelain, hard stones and natural substances, embroidery, various metals, leather, enamel, pastiglia, and straw will be included. These objects, some of which have not been on display for years, were much more than mere containers and often became precious works of art, collected in their own right.

Born to Be Wild - IMAX Theater, Maritime Aquarium
Through August 31, 2011 - Norwalk

Travel to the rain forests of Borneo as orphan orangutans and elephants are rescued, rehabilitated and returned to the wild. Morgan Freeman narrates.

Born to be Wild - IMAX Theater, Maritime Aquarium
Through August 31, 2011 - Norwalk

Travel to the rain forests of Borneo as orphan orangutans and elephants are rescued, rehabilitated and returned to the wild. Morgan Freeman narrates.

T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous - Maritime Aquarium
Through August 31, 2011 - Norwalk

Teen-ager Ally Hayden, whose dad is a museum paleontologist, disturbs a special fossil egg and is transported back 65 million years.

Dolphins - IMAX Theater, Maritime Aquarium
Through August 31, 2011 - Norwalk

In this Academy-Award nominated film marine biologists,including Connecticut native Dr. Kathleen Dudzinski, research the communications and behaviors of dolphins.

Game Days - West Harlem Piers Park
Through August 31, 2011 - Manhattan

Enjoy free game equipment, including lawn bowling and a giant tic-tac-toe board.

Remembering the General Slocum Disaster exhibit - Queens Historical Society
Through August 31, 2011 - Flushing

This exhibit discusses the fateful day of June 15th, 1904 when over a thousand people perished when a Steamboat caught fire during an excursion from the East Third Street Pier in Manhattan to Locust Grove, Long Island. Gather at the Kingsland Homestead to view the new exhibit and to learn about upcoming QHS events honoring this terrible tragedy in the history of New York City.

Growing Up Queens: A Study of Childhood in Our Unique Borough exhibit - Queens Historical Society
Through August 31, 2011 - Flushing

The exhibit will display artifacts from the QHS collection and private loans focusing on clothing, toys, schools, and displaying historic photographs that will tell a story of what it has been like growing up in this diverse borough over the last 100 years.

Story Time & Kitchen Play Date - Taste Buds
Through August 31, 2011 - Manhattan

In this drop-in program, kids can enjoy a free storytime at 4pm, then color a masterpiece or get cooking (choose from three unique recipes each week; $20 per culinary creation).

Feathered Family Fun - Long Island Children's Museum
Through August 31, 2011 - Garden City

Attend this unique workshop and design your own family birdhouse using wood pieces, bright paint, and other exciting materials. Hang your birdhouse at home to feed and watch Long Island's native feathered friends. This workshop runs through August 31.

Underwater Puppet Show - NY Hall of Science
Through August 31, 2011 - Corona

When visiting the NY Hall of Science throughout the summer months, be sure to check out the shows about life under the sea. The museum is offering two water-themed puppet shows, Jelly Fish? and Go Hide!, that are sure to make kids even more excited about an upcoming trip to the beach.

Children of Divorce - Saltzman Community Center
Through August 31, 2011 - Hempstead

Through structured activities, games, stories, projects, and friendship, this group offers a safe environment for children who have gone through the difficult transition of divorce. Call to register.

Marine Life Study Cruises - Maritime Aquarium
Through August 31, 2011 - Norwalk

Cruise out for close encounters with crabs, fish, lobsters and a surprising diversity of marine life. Aquarium educators put participants to work in collecting and examining animals from all levels of the water column.

Spanish Storytime - Ottendorfer Public Library
Through August 31, 2011 - Manhattan

An interactive storytime for speakers of Spanish, English, or both. Children and caregivers are encouraged to participate.

'Happy Feet' 4-D Experience - Madame Tussauds New York
Through August 31, 2011 - Manhattan

Journey to Antarctica to meet a lively colony of Emperor Penguins faced with a diminishing food supply. Mumble sets out on an adventure to appeal to the better nature of humans and tries to reason with them to stop stealing the fish. Using courage and bravery, the banished Mumble soon realizes that his toe-tapping talent isn't a burden, but a gift to be treasured - and his dancing feet may ultimately save his endangered colony.

Animal Tales - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
Through August 31, 2011 - Bridgeport

August 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, 22-24, 29-31: Animal Tales, 1:00 PM. Visit us for story time, a special craft, and even an animal encounter each weekday. FREE with Zoo admission. Families with children under age 6 are welcome.

“Family Cruise Nites”: Classic Car Showcase - Historic Richmond Town
Through August 31, 2011 - Staten Island

The Staten Island Region Antique Automobile Club of America rolls onto Center Street of Historic Richmond Town every Wednesday evening from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM to give our visitors a closer look at classic cars from the golden age of the American automobile. For more information visit www.aca.org/siraaca. Weather permitting, free admission.

Tar Beach - 14th Street Y
Through August 31, 2011 - Manhattan

Can't make it to the beach? The Y's rooftop will be open for sunbathing and relaxing. Bring your own towel, sunscreen, and bottled water (no other food or beverages permitted).

The Yak Packers: Early Childhood Art - Rubin Museum of Art
Through August 31, 2011 - Manhattan

Children ages 2-4 and their adult companions look, touch, and explore together, then create projects inspired by Himalayan art.

Family Story Tours - Rubin Museum of Art
Through August 31, 2011 - Manhattan

In this fun and interactive tour, kids ages 5 and up will listen to the stories paintings and sculptures tell and learn how the works of art were made.

The Little Explorers Club: Travel the World Together! - Rubin Museum of Art
Through August 31, 2011 - Manhattan

Children ages 3-5 explore a new terrain, from the tops of mountains to the depths of the seas. They'll pack their bags, share stories, inspect artwork, and create crafts from around the globe.

'Close to the Bone' - Theater for the New City
Through August 31, 2011 - New York

"Close to the Bone" (world premiere) written by Guillermo Yuscarán, adapted by Mario Quesada, directed by Felix Ivanov. Cino Theater. Tuesday, August 16 at 7:00PM; Saturday, August 20 at 5:00PM; Tuesday, August 23 at 7:00PM; Tuesday, August 30 at 7:00PM; Wednesday, August 31 at 9:00PM. Running Time: 75 minutes | Tickets $15. A story of adventure and hope, "Close to the Bone" is a fictional adaptation of the novel "Blue Pariah" and other works by Guillermo Yuscarán. Told by its characters, this solo show, acted by Mario Quesada explores the mysteries of life, death, and miracle from the streets of California to the mountains of Honduras. A puppy is bought from a Brooklyn ex-boxer in Southern California in 1969. The puppy, Brown, grows up to compete in boxing matches with other dogs for rule of the sidewalks in Isla Vista. Brown becomes revered as a champion by his fellow dogs in their society, a fearless rebel who defines his own path. But by the late 1970s, the world around his human family has been changed by the Vietnam War, social unrest, and suburban apathy. Seeking a more meaningful and simpler way of life, Brown's human master, Bill, embarks with his young son and dog on a one year trip to live in Honduras. Living in its mountains and villages and making new friends along the way, they begin to discover their unique place in the world and explore "the universe of the impossible dream on foot." Guillermo Yuscarán (William Lewis) is both a writer and primitivist painter. He has lived in Honduras periodically for more than three decades and currently resides in Santa Lucia, a small village outside of the capital city of Tegucigalpa. A former Fulbright scholar, he holds a PhD in Hispanic Studies from the University of California at Santa Barbara. His work has appeared in major publications in the US, Canada, Latin America and Europe. Exhibitions of his paintings have been held in Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador and Belize, as well as the US. He has authored numerous books, including "Gringos In Honduras," "Velasquez: The Man And His Art," "Points Of Light," and "Blue Pariah." Mario Quesada is an actor and writer based in NYC. His work includes lead and character roles in "Three Sisters" (Classic Stage Company); "The Cherry Orchard" (Classic Stage Company); "Zastrozzi" (dir. Felix Ivanov) and "The Three Penny Opera" (Columbia Stages). He wrote and performed his first solo piece, "Ya Get The Picture," for the Howl Arts Festival at the Connelly Center. The piece was based on his time working with a street ministry/homeless group. Quesada has also performed with groups such as Columbia Stages, the MFA Directors of Columbia, and The Nature Theater of Oklahoma. He holds a BA in English and Drama from Catholic University in Washington, DC. He worked for four years with the group of Russian and Georgian artists in Washington DC formerly known as the Stanislavsky Theatre. With them, he played roles in the Helen Hayes Award-winning productions of Dostoevsky's "The Idiot" and "Goethe's Faust: Parts 1 & 2," and toured with "Chicha The Fox." Felix Ivanov is an internationally acclaimed fight choreographer, teacher and director. He is a member of The Wooster Group, The Acting Company, The Russian Guild for Movement and Stage Combat Teachers. Felix trained under the original students of Stanislavsky and Vakhtangov. He holds an MFA in Acting from the Vakhtangov Theater School, and a BFA from the Stasov Music School, both in Moscow, Russia. He is well versed in the art of Musical Clownery, Physical Comedy, Stage Combat, Movement and Character Dance. Ivanov has over 30 years experience in the martial arts, participating annually in both national and international competitions, and holds the master's level in the Chinese Martial Arts of Kuoshu, and the black belt/Shodan rank in Judo. Ivanov has been on the full-time faculty of Syracuse University's Drama Department since 2008. He has served on the full-time faculties of: The Juilliard School (1996 to 2008); North Carolina School of the Arts (1991 to 1996); The Conservatory of the Moscow Art Theatre (1985 to 1991); among others. His stage movement and fight choreography: The Shakespeare Theater (Washington, DC); The Guthrie Theater (Minneapolis, MN); The Shakespeare Theater Festival (Cleveland, OH); New York: The Acting Company; The Lincoln Center Theater; The Metropolitan Opera; The New York Theater Workshop; The Wooster Group; The Pearl Theater; The Cherry Lane Theater; The SoHo Repertory Theater; SoHo Playhouse; among others.

'Love Masters' - Theater for the New City
Through August 31, 2011 - New York

"Love Masters" (world premiere) created by Erick Paiva-Nouchi. Cabaret Theater - Sunday, August 14 at 7:00PM; Wednesday, August 17 at 9:00PM; Thursday, August 18 at 9:00PM; Tuesday, August 23 at 9:00PM; Wednesday, August 24 at 9:00PM; Thursday, August 25 at 9:00PM; Monday, August 29 at 9:00PM; Tuesday, August 30 at 9:00; Wednesday, August 31 at 9:00PM. Running Time: 70 minutes | Tickets: $12. "Love Masters" is a multimedia performance art play centered around a seventy minute tantric massage session with the Love Masters, the tantric massage master and his tantric massage slave. During the 70-minute session, the audience will have the unique opportunity to presence a spiritual, yet highly sensual and at times erotic connection between master and slave, in a piece that aims to urge the audience to focus on the present moment. Music, visual images and narrative mixed with free-style poetry will serve as the "brain" of the piece. These elements will bring forth the worries, anxieties, thoughts, fears and memories (good and bad) that invade the minds of the master and slave as they surrender to each other during the session, revealing the "soul" of each character. These revelations, conceptualized around each one of the seven chakras in our body, are all true events, the real stories behind the master and slave. This way, the master and slave share their own humanity with the audience in a naked, honest and humble way, while they journey together in search of divine light. The movement of the master as he "dances" through the massage, and of the videographer who will be capturing the massage session sending live video feed onto the screen(s) onstage; plus the natural physical interaction between slave and master, will add to the dynamics of movement and intimacy of the play. Born in Cusco and raised in Lima, Peru, Erick Paiva-Nouchi has spent half his life between two continents, the Americas and Asia. As a third-generation Japanese-Peruvian, Paiva-Nouchi at the age of seventeen, joined the thousands of Japanese-Peruvians (including his parents and sister) who left Peru in the early 1990s to work in factories across Japan. In 2006, he decided to move to New York City to pursue a career in the performing arts. At Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn, Paiva-Nouchi discovered his creative path as an experimental dancer and performance artist and adopted a new name, Rico Noguchi, as his professional name as a choreographer (retaining Erick Paiva-Nouchi as his performing name while working in other companies). At the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) he found his third eye: video; medium which he extended to his performances but which also sparked an interest in documentary filmmaking, interest that would grow after being accepted to the School of General Studies at Columbia University. Armed with these new talents, he returned to Japan briefly to stay with his parents and document what life is as an immigrant blue-collar worker in Japan. From this footage, "Mirror of Stone," his first short film, was born. "Mirror of Stone" has been shown at the Globians Film Festival in Germany and obtained an honorary award by the Asian American Research Institute in New York. Paiva-Nouchi then went on to create "Latinos" in Japan, a short film featured on the BBC as part of the BBC's My World competition. As Rico Noguchi, in 2008 he was invited Nicky Paraiso, curator of The Club at La MaMa E.T.C., to perform there. In 2009, he returned to La MaMa as part of La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival, which in turn led him to John McCormack of INTAR Theater, where he developed a full length piece titled "Butoh Rocks!" Paiva-Nouchi joined the dance group The Daisy Spurs after being approached by Bill Coleman, owner of record label and management agency Peace Bisquit. He stayed in The Daisy Spurs until April, 2011. His current piece, "Love Masters," is the first production of his own company ASOBI NY.

Free Tours of St. Patrick's Cathedral - St. Patrick's Cathedral
Through August 31, 2011 - Manhattan

This August, enjoy a free, guided tour of one of New York City's most beloved landmarks, St. Patrick's Cathedral. Learn about the Cathedral in person as a specially trained guide helps you explore the history and traditions that have made St. Patrick's a favorite destination for millions of worshipers and visitors, alike. For example, did you know that the bronze doors of St. Patrick's Cathedral weigh more than 20,000 pounds each but can be opened with one strong hand? And during the hottest months of summer, these doors actually swell in the heat. For tour dates and times, visit the cathedral's website: www.saintpatrickscathedral.org.

access/ABILITY - Stepping Stones Museum
Through September 01, 2011 - Norwalk

This temporary interactive exhibit promotes disability awareness, celebrating the different capabilities in all of us, dispelling myths and encouraging open questioning.

"Flowers to Fruits" - New York Botanical Garden
Through September 02, 2011 - Bronx

Nature exploration activities teach kids about pollinators that help flowers become fruits. Make a Nature Field Notebook and discover the diversity of flowers and pollinators inhabiting the Everett Children's Adventure Garden. Create a pollinator puppet, pot a plant, and visit the pond to spot frogs, turtles, and other wetland wildlife. Through September 2.

Rockefeller Center Farmers' Market - Rockefeller Center Plaza
Through September 02, 2011 - Manhattan

Rockefeller Center will once again be home to the famous midtown greenmarket. Each week, the Plaza will be brimming with fresh fruits and vegetables, flowers, and baked goods, all from regional farmers.

3-Day Twisters Mini Camp - Twisters Gymnastics
Through September 02, 2011 - Westbury

It's the end of the summer. Sign up for a fun-filled time of tumbling, jumping, and playing at Twisters. Select three days, Monday through Friday, and call to reserve your space.

'Nuclear Love Affair' - Theater for the New City
Through September 03, 2011 - New York

"Nuclear Love Affair" (world premiere) by Sanaz Ghajarrahimi and Ben Hobbs. Johnson Theater - Sunday, August 14 at 7:00PM; Tuesday, August 16 at 9:00PM; Thursday, August 18 at 9:00PM; Thursday, August 25 at 7:00PM; Friday, August 26 at 9:00PM; Saturday, September 3 at 5:00PM. Running Time: 90 minutes | Tickets $15. In this spectacular multimedia investigation of America in the Atomic Age, unnerving images, rattling rhythms and disturbing text collide with slapstick and highly aggressive physical storytelling to create an erotic pop culture explosion. Focusing on the period of 1941-1969, "Nuclear Love Affair" traces America's obsession with violence through the social and political chain reaction caused by dropping of the atomic bomb. Iconic figures, historical tales and stock film footage are layered with a frenetic music score that combines hits from the era with modern beats to build an expressive and surreal landscape. Featuring Elvis Presley dancing through Vietnam, Charlie Chaplin at Hiroshima, Lucille Ball doing a commercial for an electric chair, and Marilyn Monroe teaching us all how to duck and cover, "Nuclear Love Affair" is a twisted take on the journey of the American Dream. It looks at where we have been, and begs us, "Where do we go from here?" Sanaz Ghajarrahimi (Director and Co-Author) is an Iranian-American director and choreographer. With Built for Collapse, she has directed and choreographed "Orpheus and the Plastic Masquerade" (Galapagos Art Space), "Elephant Man" (Wings Theatre), "Stork and Owl" (Bleecker Street Theater), "Hamlet" (Galapagos Art Space, Grace Exhibition Space) and "Romeo and Juliet" (Access Theater). Other selected directing credits include "Kill To Eat" by Caridad Svich (Hangar Theatre), "House" (Brooklyn Lyceum), "The States of Panic" by Jon Marans (The Barrow Group), "Melancholy Play" by Sarah Ruhl (Robert Moss Theater) and "Jet of Blood" by Antonin Artaud (Studio Theater). Ghajarrahimi is a Drama League Alumnus and Artistic Director of Built for Collapse. She earned her BFA at New York University. Ben Hobbs (Choreographer and Co-Author) is a performer, choreographer and visual artist. Currently a cast member of the Off-Broadway hit "Fuerzabruta," Hobbs earned his BFA in Drama from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. He also studied Traditional Chinese Opera at Shanghai Theater Academy and Dance at Point Park University. He has over 18 years of dance and acrobatic training. With Built for Collapse, he has choreographed and performed in: "Nuclear Love Affair" (Theater for the New City), "Orpheus and the Plastic Masquerade" (Galapagos Art Space), "Elephant Man" (Wings Theatre), "Hamlet" (Galapagos Art Space, Grace Exhibition Space), "Romeo and Juliet" (Access Theater). Other selected performance and choreographic credits include: Lynn Barr Dance Theatre (Judson Church, Kaatsbaan, 2007-2010), Theater Mitu's "Hair" (Skirball Center for the Arts), "Savage:Love" (Edinburgh Festival Fringe).

Mary Poppins - New Amsterdam Theatre
Through September 04, 2011 - Manhattan

See the magical Broadway version of the classic film.

"Sing a Song of Freedom: The Story of Emma Lazarus and the Statue of Liberty" - Ellis Island Immigration Museum
Through September 04, 2011 - Manhattan

A half-hour play dramatizing how the writer's poem "The New Colossus" transformed the beloved Statue of Liberty into a symbol of welcome.

Sing a Song of Freedom: the Story of Emma Lazarus and the Statue of Liberty - Ellis Island Immigration Museum
Through September 04, 2011 -

“Sing a Song of Freedom: the Story of Emma Lazarus and the Statue of Liberty,” a new half-hour play dramatizing how the writer’s poem “The New Colossus” transformed the beloved Statue into a symbol of welcome, is presented seven times daily at the Ellis Island Living Theater. www.statueofliberty.org

Power Incarnate: Allan Stone's Collection of Sculpture from the Congo - BRUCE MUSEUM
Through September 04, 2011 - Greenwich

An exhibit of works from Allan Stone who was a noted art dealer, gallery owner, and collector who died in 2006.

Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body - Long Island Children's Museum
Through September 04, 2011 - Garden City

Bring the kids for a curiosity romp as they learn about the human body. Explore why the body produces mushy, oozy, crusty, scaly, and stinky gunk. Children will be fascinated with the answers. The exhibit runs through September 4.

RICHARD AVEDON: Photographer of Influence - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through September 04, 2011 - Roslyn Harbor

American photographer Richard Avedon worked in New York from the 1950s through to the 21st century. He is highly regarded for revolutionizing the genre of portraiture. Avedon created some of the most iconic works of the 20th century and his influence in the world of fashion photography created the transition to many of today's compelling images. The exhibition runs through September 4.

ROBERT HITE: IMAGINED HISTORIES - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through September 04, 2011 - Roslyn Harbor

Hite, a sculptor, painter, and photographer whose work reflects nature and the surrounding landscape, installed and photographed a series of mixed media architectural sculptures, from 2006 to 2010, called Imagined Histories: Hudson Valley Landscapes. The Contemporary Gallery exhibition includes a sculpture and black and white photographs from the series. The exhibition runs through September 4.

Cirque du Soleil Presents 'Zarkana' - Radio City Music Hall
Through September 04, 2011 - Manhattan

This epic spectacle features 71 international artists and follows Zark, a magician on a quest to find his lost powers. Along his journey, audience members are plunged into a fantastical and suspenseful world inhabited by surreal and mesmerizing creatures who perform highly-acrobatic feats to original live music and interactive multimedia elements.

Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body - Long Island Children's Museum
Through September 04, 2011 - Garden City

Explore why your body produces mushy, oozy, crusty, scaly and stinky gunk. Take a "Tour du Nose" to explore 10 nasal features, including how your nose acts as an air filter, a smell sensor and a mucus producer. Play the pinball game "Gas Attack" by scoring off bumpers dressed up as food items that cause gas. Mimic the build up of acid indigestion by causing the "Burp Machine" to release a giant belch. Take a ride on the GI slide, climb a large-scale replica of human skin, and discover other mysterious ways your body's biology does what it needs to do to keep you healthy. The exhibition runs through September 4.

KaleidoZone— Reconstructing Reality - Long Island Children's Museum
Through September 04, 2011 - Garden City

Discover the beauty of collage at this exhibition of artwork created by individuals with autism and other special needs participating in Art Therapy programs at Family Residences & Essential Enterprises, Inc. The artists are a courageous group of people who, in spite of their challenges, took the risk to "talk" through their art-making process. The exhibit runs through September 4.

Circus! Science Under the Big Top - New York Hall of Science
Through September 04, 2011 - Flushing

If you've always wanted to join the circus or simply feel the thrill of performing in the center of the ring, this exhibit if for you. In this exhibition, you can walk a tightrope, practice elastic acrobatics, and learn how to juggle.

The Magdalene A Musical Play - Theatre at Saint Clement's
Through September 04, 2011 -

A MUSICAL PLAY 90 Minutes. No Intermission. Composed by James Olm . Book by J.C. Hanley and James Olm. Creative Consultant - Richard Maltby Jr. Directed by Richard Burk . Theatre at Saint Clement’s – 423 West 46th Street (between 9th and 10th Avenue) . The Magdalene is a contemporary musical in the spirit of Jesus Christ Superstar and Godspell about Mary Magdalene and her powerful relationship with the man known to the world as Jesus Christ. This ultra-progressive story is inspired by the recent discovery of alternative biblical gospels – The Gnostic Gospels. In these Gospels, we behold Mary Magdalene not as a prostitute but as the most enlightened of all the disciples and the Apostle of all Apostles. In this passionate musical about religion and sacrifice, Mary and Yeshua are destined to become husband and wife, and face together the dangerous and corrupt powers of the time – the Roman Empire and the church –battling not only new religious ideas, but also the opposition to empowering women. Richard Maltby Jr. is the Tony Award®-winning director for Ain’t Misbehavin’ and Tony Award® nominee for Miss Saigon. SPECIAL OFFER! $28 (Reg. $45) June 14- June 26; $32 (Reg. $55) June 28- September 4; Tuesday 7pm, Wednesday 2pm & 7pm, Thursday 8pm, Saturday 2pm, Sunday 3pm. $32 (Reg. $55) June 14- June 26; $39 (Reg. $65) June 28- September 4; Friday 8pm and Saturday 8pm. Special Onstage Seating! All Performances - $28 (Reg. $45) – June 14-June 26; $32 (Reg. $55) – After June 28. Performance Schedule*: Tuesday 7pm | Wednesday 2pm & 7pm |Thursday 8pm | Friday 8pm | Saturday 2pm & 8pm| Sunday 3pm. *No performances 6/22 and 6/29. Performances on Tuesday 6/14 and 6/21 and Wednesday 6/15 begin at 8pm. No matinee performances Wednesday 6/15 and 7/6. Additional Sunday evening performances 6/19, 6/26, 7/3, and 7/10 at 7pm. THREE EASY WAYS TO BUY: ONLINE: Visit www.TheMagdalenetheMusical.com and use code MARK611. PHONE: Call 212.352.3101 and mention code MARK611. IN PERSON: Print out a copy of this offer and visit the Theatre at Saint Clement’s Box Office – 423 West 46th St (between 9th and 10th Avenue) FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT: www.TheMagdalenetheMusical.com *Offer expires 9/4/11. Offer is subject to availability and may be revoked at any time. Performances on 6/14 and 6/15 begin at 8pm. No performances 6/22 and 6/29. No matinee performances Wednesday 6/15 and 7/6. Additional Sunday evening performances 6/19, 6/26, 7/3, and 7/10 at 7pm. Offer not valid 6/27/11. Blackout dates may apply. Orders made by phone or internet are subject to additional fees. No exchanges or refunds. Not valid for prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other offers. Limit 8 tickets per order. Schedule subject to change. All sales are final.

"The Magdalene: A Musical Play" - Theatre at Saint Clement's
Through September 04, 2011 - Manhattan

A contemporary musical about Mary Magdalene and her powerful relationship with the man known to the world as Jesus Christ. This ultra-progressive story is inspired by the recent discovery of alternative biblical gospels - "The Gnostic Gospels." In this passionate musical about religion and sacrifice, Mary and Yeshua are destined to become husband and wife, and face together the dangerous and corrupt powers of the time - the Roman Empire and the church - battling not only new religious ideas, but also the opposition to empowering women.

Community Gallery – Colorsong: A Conversation - Long Island Children's Museum
Through September 04, 2011 - Garden City

Stop by the Community Gallery to view poems and art work by students of Jackson Avenue and Lakeville elementary schools inspired by artist Susan Ruth Cohen's new book "Colorsong." This exhibit runs through September 4.

Harlem Meer Performance Festival - Charles A. Dana Discovery Center
Through September 04, 2011 - Manhattan

Now in its 18th summer, the Central Park Conservancy's Harlem Meer Performance Festival features the best in local, established, and emerging artists in the genres of jazz, Latin, gospel, blues, and world music. Some chairs are provided, or bring a blanket and picnic lunch to enjoy the music from one of the Park's nearby lawns.

Robert Hite: Imagined Histories - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through September 04, 2011 - Roslyn Harbor

Hite's work, as sculptor, painter, and photographer, reflects nature and the surrounding landscape. From 2006 to 2010, he installed and photographed a series of mixed/media architectural sculptures called Imagined Histories:Hudson Valley Landscapes. The exhibitions include sculpture and black and white photographs of works from the series. The work will be on view through September 4.

From Here to There - Discovery Museum and Planetarium
Through September 04, 2011 - Bridgeport

Encounter the laws of gravity, friction and motion. Lift, launch, and levitate your way through hands-on, interactive exhibits to explore how things move by land, sea, and air.

'From Prey to Protection' - Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum
Through September 05, 2011 - Cold Spring Harbor

For thousands of years, mankind has hunted whales. Fifty years ago, public opinion began to change, and commercial whaling came to a halt. What happened? Why? Explore the events behind this complete turnabout in public attitude through artifacts and historic film.

Skin & Bones: Tattoos in the Life of an American Sailor - Mystic Seaport
Through September 05, 2011 - Mystic

Find out about the beliefs, mysteries, traditions and power of the tattoo in American maritime culture.

Blue Star Museums Program - The Heckscher Museum
Through September 05, 2011 - Huntington

The Heckscher Museum of Art is participating in the Blue Star Museums program, a partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and more than 1,000 museums across America. From Memorial Day (May 30) through Labor Day (September 5), free admission to the Museum is available to any bearer of a Geneva Convention Common Access Card (CAC), a DD Form 1173, or a DD Form 1173-1, which includes active duty military and five immediate family members. Open to Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard and Reserve.

'Harry Potter: The Exhibition' - Discovery - Times Square Exhibition
Through September 05, 2011 - Manhattan

Experience the amazing craftsmanship of more than 200 authentic costumes and props from the Harry Potter films displayed in settings inspired by the films sets. While touring through the exhibition space, discover iconic items such as Harry's original wand and eyeglasses, the Marauder's Map, Gryffindor school uniforms, and costumes worn at the Yule Ball.

Dinosaur Summer - Maritime Aquarium
Through September 05, 2011 - Norwalk

Life-sized robotic dinosaurs move, roar and blink their eyes. Learn how fast young dinosaurs grew, how big they got, what they ate and how they were protected from danger. Peek inside a robotic dinosaur that kids can control. Go outdoors for a fossil dig.

Dino Island II: Escape from Dinosaur Island - Maritime Aquarium
Through September 05, 2011 - Norwalk

In this 3-D simulator ride-film, an international team of scientists try to save prehistoric animals from an island about to be destroyed by a volcano. Strap in to the team's all-terrain/submersible vehicle to encounter flowing lava, an angry stegosaurus, a primordial swamp and Tony the T-rex.

Harry Potter - The Exhibition - Discovery Times Square
Through September 05, 2011 - New York

Experience the amazing craftsmanship of more than 200 authentic costumes and props from the Harry Potter films displayed in settings inspired by the films sets. While touring through the exhibition space, discover iconic items such as Harry's original wand and eyeglasses, the Marauder's Map, Gryffindor school uniforms as well as costumes worn at the Yule Ball. Open Sun.-Wed., 9am-8pm; Thurs.-Sat., 9am-9pm.

'Portraits of Flight' Art Exhibit - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through September 05, 2011 - New York

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, along with the American Society of Aviation Artists (ASAA), celebrates 100 years of American Naval Aviation with a new artistic exhibition, “Portraits of Flight: Celebrating 100 Years of American Naval Aviation 1911-2011,” currently on display at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, located at Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue) in Manhattan. “Portraits of Flight” consists of 24 paintings made by ASAA artists and is free with Museum admission. For more information, visit www.intrepidmuseum.org.

'Portraits of Flight: Celebrating 100 Years of American Naval Aviation 1911-2011' - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through September 05, 2011 - Manhattan

The museum, along with the American Society of Aviation Artists (ASAA), celebrates 100 years of American Naval Aviation with a new artistic exhibition that includes 24 paintings.

Pompeii The Exhibit - Discovery Times Square
Through September 05, 2011 - New York

Experience Pompeii before and after the epic eruption 2,000 years ago. Imagine the moment their world vanished and discover the miraculous artifacts unearthed since. Witness the life and death of those frozen in time by ash - including the largest collection of body casts ever presented. Over 250 artifact, including some never-before-seen objects and the largest collection of body casts ever on display including a dramatic skeleton collection. A brand-new, immersive movie experience depicting a time-lapsed representation starting from the moment of Vesuvius' massive explosion.

'Farm to Table' - New York Botanical Garden
Through September 05, 2011 - Bronx

Introduce youngsters to the source of favorite foods through play in the Everett Children's Adventure Garden. They'll play farmer and see real plants under a "windmill," and a "barn," complete with hay, then pretend to harvest fruits and vegetables, using them to "cook" yummy recipes at the nearby "cafe." Through September 5.

The World's Largest Resort - Ward Melville Heritage Organization
Through September 05, 2011 - Stony Brook

An interactive exhibit featuring local vendors showcasing the best Long Island has to offer.

Hudson River Park's Big City Fishing - Pier 46
Through September 05, 2011 - Manhattan

Beyond learning to fish, the program also provides participants with a firsthand opportunity to learn about the Hudson River environment. Participants will view plankton through microscopes, examine live specimens of fish caught that morning, and identify local species. Rods, reels, bait, and formal instruction are provided. Catch and release only.

Blue Star Museum Program: FREE Admission to Active Military Personnel and their Immediate Families - Guild Hall Museum
Through September 05, 2011 - East Hampton

Free admission is available to active-duty military through Labor Day. A valid military ID admits ID holder and five immediate family members.

New York Beach Ferry - Queens
Through September 05, 2011 - Breezy Point

This one-hour ferry ride to Wall Street in NYC brings you 1 block away from the South Street Seaport and the Heliport. The Rockaway ferry route sails through New York Harbor where you can view The Statue of Liberty, The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, Coney Island (Nortons Point) Lighthouse, Breezy Point, Jamaica Bay and The Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge. Also a 2-hour boat ride is offered aboard the 2:30pm run which delivers you back to Breezy Point at 5pm for a special rate of $15.

Beer Garden Tuesdays - Hudson Terrace
Through September 06, 2011 -

Join us as our exquisite Rooftop is transformed into a lavish Beer Garden! Your $25 ticket gains you into entry into an arrangement of rotating breweries as you sample a selection of 5 beers each week while the representatives can educate you on your drink of choice. After tasting all the beers you will receive a full bottle of your favorite one! *Dress Code Enforced: Business Casual Attire Only *Location (Rooftop) is subject to change Tickets can be purchased at http://hudsonterrace.ticketleap.com/beer-garden-tuesdays/ If beer isn’t your drink of choice, come out for our Sunsets on the Hudson and enjoy Happy Hour specials which have something for everyone! Tuesday - Friday @ 5PM Happy Hour Specials include: 2 for 1 Specialty and Vision Vodka cocktails, Bud Light, Blue Moon & Blue Moon Bottles 5-7PM Featuring our retractable rooftop Complimentary Pyrat Rum Punch Open Bar 5-6PM w/ RSVP to info@hudsonterracenyc.com Sunsets on the Hudson Lineup: Beer Garden Tuesdays: Presented by Blue Moon & Village Pourhouse Wine Down Wednesdays: Weekly Wine Tastings from featured vineyards Rewind Thursdays: Classic 80's Retro Hits on NYC's #1 Happy Hour Rooftop Summer Fridays: Featuring Nu-Jazz & Chill House Beer Garden Tuesdays Schedule May 24th – Kona Brewing Company/ 1 limited Goose Island May 31st - Kelso/Inus and Gunn June 7th – Goose Island Brewing Company June 14th - Pale Moon and their seasonals (Attached Logo for future reference) June 21st - Piraat Beer June 28th – Shock Top / Red Bridge July 5th - Ruckus Brewing/Latis July 12th – Stella, Hoegaarden, Leffe blond, NEW Leffe Brune July 19th – Widmer/ Redhook/ Wild Blue July 26th - Goose Island Brewing Company August - September 14th - TBA

The Original Live Mic is back @ Martha Clara Vineyards - Martha Clara Vineyards
Through September 06, 2011 -

The Original Live Mic is BACK @ Martha Clara Vineyards! Every TUESDAY Night, Starting Tues May 31st - Tues September 6th. 7-10pm with Host and MC Rocky Divello. Bring Your Dinner, Friends & Talent! Bring Your Own Instruments - Sound System Available.

Fall Registration - Long Island City School of Ballet
Through September 10, 2011 - Long Island City

Long Island City School of Ballet is accepting registrations for their Fall 2011 semester. The semester begins September 10th. Please visit our website for class descriptions, or call 718-781-1169 for more information.

A Chronology: The Guggenheim Collection, 1909-1979 - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through September 11, 2011 -

In 1937, Solomon R. Guggenheim established a foundation with the goal of opening a museum to publicly exhibit and preserve his holdings of modern art. Since then, the museum's founding collection has been enhanced through major gifts and purchases from pioneering individuals who share Guggenheim's spirit. A Chronology: The Guggenheim Collection, 1909-1979 presents a visually dynamic time line of this extraordinary metamorphosis from private collection to public museum.

'Angelina Ballerina The Musical' - Dicapo Opera Theatre
Through September 11, 2011 - Manhattan

Angelina and friends perform all types of dance, including hip-hop, modern dance, the Irish jig, and ballet, to impress a famous visitor.

Turkish Taste at the Court of Marie-Antoinette - Frick Collection
Through September 11, 2011 -

France has long been fascinated by the Ottoman Empire, and for hundreds of years the taste for turquerie was evident in French fashion, literature, theater and opera, painting, architecture, and interior decoration. Turquerie, a term that came into use in the early nineteenth century, referred to essentially anything produced in the West that evoked or imitated Turkish culture. It was during the late eighteenth century at the court of Marie-Antoinette that the Turkish style reached new heights, inspiring some of the period's most original creations, namely boudoirs or cabinets decorated entirely in the Turkish manner. In 1776 and 1777, several operas and plays with Turkish themes were performed at the French court, increasing the nobility's interest in Turkish style. Soon thereafter, three interiors à la turque were created for the comte d'Artois, Louis XVI's younger brother, and Marie-Antoinette commissioned boudoirs turcs for her apartments at Versailles and Fontainebleau. Since these retreats were intended for private entertaining, interior decorators were allowed more freedom than was permitted for the official, more public apartments at court. The highly theatrical rooms featured furniture and wall panels decorated with turbaned figures, camels, palm trees, and other Turkish motifs, but their form and function remained essentially French. Created for the royal family and wealthy aristocrats, the objects were always of the highest quality, made by the best artists and craftsmen of the day. This summer, The Frick Collection will present a dossier exhibition featuring several pieces made in the Turkish manner for members of the French court, including a pair of console tables acquired by Henry Clay Frick in 1914, that illustrate a particularly inventive aspect of French eighteenth-century decorative style. The exhibition is organized by Charlotte Vignon, Associate Curator of Decorative Arts, The Frick Collection.

From the Hand: Drawings from the Hofstra University Museum Collection - Hofstra University Museum, David Filderman Gallery
Through September 11, 2011 - Hempstead

This exhibition highlights some of the remarkable drawings from the Hofstra University Museum’s permanent collection. Artists represented will include Benny Andrews, Jean Cocteau, Harvey Dinnerstein, Arthur Gibbons, Charles Dana Gibson, Wolf Kahn, Ezio Martinelli, Philip Pearlstein, Diego Rivera, Norman Rockwell, Burton Silverman, Abraham Walkowitcz, and Benjamin West. The exhibit runs through September 11, 2011.

Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through September 11, 2011 -

This exhibition includes a selection of drawings made by Northern artists visiting Italy in the eighteenth century. Some were attracted by the crumbling ruins of well-known ancient buildings like the Colosseum, while others were drawn to more anonymous corners of the verdant countryside. Also on display will be a recently acquired pastel study of a French Dragoon by Anne-Louis Girodet-Trioson (French, 1767-1824) for "The Revolt of Cairo," shown with other military-themed images from the Revolutionary and Napoleonic periods.

EPIX Movie Free-for-All - East Village: Tompkins Square Park, Coney Island: Luna Park, Brooklyn: McCarren Park, Queens: Socrates Park
Through September 12, 2011 -

EPIX partners up this summer with Verizon Fios and Rooftop Films to present a Movie Free-for-All where local organizations will play free outdoor movie screenings throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. Over 30 films will be presented around the city in four different venues. EPIX will kick off this summer's outdoor movie phenomenon on June 30th at Tompkins Square Park featuring, Raging Bull. Other top feature movies include; Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, Top Gun, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Iron Man 2, and many more. Throughout screenings, there will be promotional giveaway items including an iPad and more. For more information, visit www.epixhd.com/freeforall or contact FRANK PR 646-861-0843.

Beer Garden Tuesdays - Hudson Terrace
Through September 13, 2011 - New York

Hudson Terrace kicks off the beer lover's ultimate summer. Join us on Beer Garden Tuesdays on our rooftop terrace for unforgettable views and delicious brews! The finest craft and microbrewers have brought us their summer creations on tap, and their representatives are here to guide you through their unique balances of Hops and Barley. Each one different, each one perfect! From crisp lagers and flavorful ales, to robust stouts, porters, and everything in between! Your $25 ticket gets you samples of up to 5 master-crafted beers, as well as a bottle of your choice! New beers and brewers arrive every week, so experience the best of NYC beer culture all summer long! July 5th - Ruckus Brewing/Latis July 12th – Stella, Hoegaarden, Leffe blond, NEW Leffe Brune July 19th – Widmer/ Redhook/ Wild Blue July 26th - Goose Island Brewing Company August 2 – Paulaner Brewery August 9 - Brooklyn Brewery August 16 – Red Stripe, Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, Guinness Extra Stout, Guinness Draught Can, Harp, Smithwicks and a new brand that launches in August Guinness Black Larger August 23 - TBA August 30 – South American Tasting Cristal, Cusqueña and Aguila beers September 6 - TBA September 13th - Red Stripe, Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, Guinness Extra Stout, Guinness Draught Can, Harp, Smithwicks and a new brand that launches in August Guinness Black Larger

Cruise Nights - Bear Mountain State Park
Through September 14, 2011 - Bear Mountain

The Rod Benders Car Club of New York once again hosts this popular, summer evening activity at Bear Mountain State Park. Families can check out hot rods and other vintage cars. There are also raffles, vendors, food, music and prizes. The season ends with the club's annual charity evening on September 14.

Wine Down Wednesdays - Hudson Terrace
Through September 14, 2011 - New York

Come join us at our weekly Wine Down Wednesday Wine Tasting. This informal tasting features a selection of 5 wines from various Vineyards. Wine Sommeliers will be on hand to discuss the colors and aromas as the flavor hits your palette. With your $30 ticket you can taste and learn about all of the 5 wines in the collection. After tasting all the wines, you will receive a full glass of your favorite one! *Dress Code Enforced: Business Casual Attire Only *Location (Rooftop) is subject to change

TIBET HOUSE US PRESENTS: THE DALAI LAMA AND HIS PEOPLE - Tibet House US
Through September 15, 2011 - New York

Tibet House US is proud to present an inspirational photography exhibit of archival pigment prints that celebrates the life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, his extraordinary impact on the modern world, and the Tibetan people he has guided in exile. The exhibit The Dalai Lama and His People showcases renowned photographer Don Farber’s works, which are also available in his latest book His Holiness the Dalai Lama. This exhibit coincides with the Dalai Lama's 76th birthday and the Kalachakra Initiation for World Peace in Washington D.C. The exhibition can be viewed from July 5th to September 15th with a special opening reception and book signing on July 19th from 6pm to 8pm, at Tibet House US. The Dalai Lama and His People beautifully captures the many facets of His Holiness the Dalai Lama across a 30-year span. His quieter moments in meditation present the private, contemplative individual. He is also seen giving teachings to thousands on stage, leading prayers with his fellow monks, and offering intimate blessings. With each moment captured, compassion, joy and sense of purpose emanate from this voice of world peace, self-proclaimed simple monk, and leader of the Tibetan people. This exhibition also features stunning photographs of Tibetans– child monks at play, women bedecked in turquoise, men dressed in ceremonial regalia, and faithful pilgrims journeying across the vast Himalayas. This range of photography provides an excellent glimpse into the joy and deeper spiritual purpose resonating within this endangered culture of the Tibetan people. Robert A. F. “Tenzin” Thurman, the President of Tibet House US says, "Don Farber has given us a great gift, using his consummate artistry to open a window upon the intimate presence of His Holiness at home, out in the world helping people, contemplating the ocean of life with his unaverted gaze of love and compassion.” Don Farber is one of the most significant chroniclers of Buddhism today. He has photographed Buddhist life for three decades and has been a special photographer for the Dalai Lama since 1989. He brings the spirit of modern Tibetan Buddhism alive with the inspirational exhibition, The Dalai Lama and His People. By following his footsteps through this photographic journey, we receive a rare view into the life of this beloved world religious leader. The photographs in the exhibition are available now in Farber's latest book, His Holiness the Dalai Lama –a vibrant collection of outstanding photographs presented with brief biographies and teachings–published by teNeues. ABOUT TIBET HOUSE US GALLERY - Since opening in 1998, the Tibet House US Gallery has featured exhibitions of classical and contemporary Tibetan art, as well as modern and contemporary art inspired by Tibetan culture. Exhibitions have included artworks from private collections and museums, as well as selections from Tibet House’s own Repatriation Collection. The Repatriation Collection represents an ongoing effort to conserve examples of Tibetan art and artifacts for their eventual repatriation. The 2,000 square foot Gallery is open to the public and includes a traditional Tibetan shrine room, which is available to visitors for quiet contemplation and meditation. Gallery Location: 22 West 15th Street, New York, NY 10011. Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday from 12 to 5 p.m. ABOUT TIBET HOUSE US: Established in 1987 under the auspices of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Tibet House is a non-profit educational institution and cultural embassy working to preserve, restore and present Tibet's unique cultural and spiritual heritage by means of a permanent cultural center, with gallery, library, and archives, and developing traveling exhibitions, print publications and media productions. Additionally they seek to share with the world Tibet's practical systems of spiritual philosophy and mind sciences, and its arts of human development, intercultural dialogues, nonviolence, and peacemaking, by means of innovative programs in cooperation with educational and other cultural institutions. Their New York City center is comprised of 7,000 square feet including gallery space, Tibetan Buddhist shrine, photographic archives, a lending library of over 1,000 volumes, and staff offices. In keeping with their mission as a cultural embassy, Tibet House U.S. develops and presents innovative educational and cultural programs for the general public. It serves as a central meeting place for the local Tibetan community to hold programs and events.

The Mommies - A Musical Blog - Landmark on Main Street
Through September 16, 2011 - Port Washington

A humorous look at the world of mommies…from pregnancy to empty nesting with laments about the postpartum blues, tween challenges, and a shout out to the Super Nanny for help with discipline. This production runs through September 16.

New York, New York - The Heckscher Museum
Through September 16, 2011 - Huntington

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11, "New York, New York" pays tribute to the fortitude of New York City and the courage of her people. The city’s multi-faceted allure is revealed in images of architectural landmarks and daily life in her many neighborhoods. Works by Berenice Abbott, Gordon Grant, N. Jay Jaffee, Edward Moran, John Sloan, Abraham Walkowitz, Guy Wiggins, Garry Winogrand, and others.

Mother Goose Storytime - Greenwich Library
Through September 17, 2011 - Greenwich

Enjoy songs and stories geared towards babies, toddlers and pre-school children. No registration required.

Inspiration and Industry - American Women on the Home Front - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through September 18, 2011 -

The purpose of wartime posters was to unify and mobilize Americans. During World War I and World War II, U.S. government posters urged all citizens to make a personal commitment to the war effort. The special exhibition Inspiration and Industry draws upon original wartime posters to explore the contributions of women during these two conflicts.

Breaking Ground: The Whitney's Founding Collection - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through September 18, 2011 -

At the turn of the twentieth century, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, an heiress and sculptor born to one of America's wealthiest families, began to assemble a rich and highly diverse collection of modern American art. This group of objects, combined with a trove of new works purchased around the time of the Whitney Museum's opening in 1931, came together to form the founding collection. This exhibition features a selected group of works from the approximately 1,000 objects in the Whitney's founding collection, including iconic paintings by artists such as Stuart Davis, Charles Sheeler, George Bellows, Rockwell Kent, Edward Hopper, and Georgia O'Keeffe, as well as works by lesser-known artists. Co-curated by Barbara Haskell and Sasha Nicholas. Breaking Ground: The Whitney's Founding Collection is the first in a multiyear series of exhibitions aimed at reassessing the museum's collection. Unfolding in chronological order over a two year period, these exhibitions will explore overlooked developments in American art and reconsider iconic figures and masterworks within new frameworks and contexts.

The American Lighthouse - Mystic Seaport
Through September 18, 2011 - Mystic

An exhibition celebrating the nation's lighthouses.

Storywalk - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through September 18, 2011 - Scarsdale

Reading and nature walks - this innovative program combines the two. Naturalist John Mancuso leads you along a woodland trail to enjoy Farfallina & Marcel, a favorite children's storybook. Kids can come by to enjoy Farfallina & Marcel as many times as they want, all summer long. Recommended for ages 8 and younger. Through September 18.

FREE Summer Street Theater Tour - Theater for the New City
Through September 18, 2011 - New York

An upcoming Street Theater Tour, which is FREE to the public. It’s Theater for the New City’s 35th Annual Summer Street Theater Tour. BAMBOOZLED! Or THE REAL REALITY SHOW is a rip-roaring Musical, a little Operetta for the Street. It is a funny and enjoyable street theater performance for the whole family. Performances take place in all the five Boroughs of New York City, please see the schedule at http://www.theaterforthenewcity.net/street.htm All performances are FREE.

Spanish Speaking Parenting - Saltzman Community Center
Through September 19, 2011 - Hempstead

Enhance your parenting skills in this 6-week course. Topics include strengthening the parent-child relationship, effective discipline, raising healthy children, time management, and building a support system. Call for exact times and to register.

Young Architects Program 2011 - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through September 19, 2011 - New York

This exhibition features the proposals of the five finalists in the MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program and the five finalists from our new affiliated program at the National Museum of XXI Century Arts in Rome. Now in its 12th edition, the Young Architects Program at MoMA PS1 offers emerging architectural talent the opportunity to design and present innovative projects, challenging each year's winners to develop highly innovative designs for a temporary outdoor installation at MoMA PS1 that provides shade, seating, and water. The architects must also work within guidelines that address environmental issues, including sustainability and recycling. For the first time, MoMA and MoMA PS1 are partnering with another institution, the National Museum of XXI Century Arts of Rome in Rome (MAXXI), to create an international Young Architects Program network. The winning designs, by Interboro Partners (Brooklyn) at MoMA PS1 and stARTT (Rome) at MAXXI, will be on view throughout the summer in the respective museum courtyards. The project submissions of all the finalists -- including Raffaella De Simone/Valentina Mandalari (Palermo), Ghigos Ideas (Lissone/Milan), Asif Khan (London), and Langarita Navarro Arquitectos (Madrid) for Rome; and formlessfinder (Brooklyn), IJP (London), MASS Design Group (Cambridge), and Matter Practice (Brooklyn) for New York -- are exhibited at both venues.

Yoga in the Park - Socrates Sculpture Park
Through September 24, 2011 - Long Island City

Come to Socrates Sculpture Park every Saturday, May through September, for free yoga classes designed for all experience levels. Kripalu yoga is a system of Hatha yoga that integrates body postures, breathing techniques, relaxation, and meditation. Taught by Monique Schubert, participants are encouraged to integrate their yoga practices with this waterfront environment of nature and art. Participants should wear comfortable clothing, and bring a mat or a towel.

Capoeira in the Park - Socrates Sculpture Park
Through September 24, 2011 - Long Island City

Come to Socrates Sculpture Park every Saturday, May through September, for free capoeira classes designed for all experience levels. Capoeira is a lively martial art that originated in Brazil over 450 years ago. Taught by Professor Abar?, self-defense techniques are concealed by graceful dance moves and acrobatics set to music.

Pilates in the Park - Socrates Sculpture Park
Through September 25, 2011 - Long Island City

Come to Socrates Sculpture Park, Sundays beginning May 8 through September, for free pilates classes for all experience levels. Classical pilates encourages proper breathing, spinal alignment, core strengthening, muscle flexibility and balance in the body. Taught by Cortnie Vitali, participants will leave feeling empowered and stress free.

Tai Chi in the Park - Socrates Sculpture Park
Through September 25, 2011 - Long Island City

Come to Socrates Sculpture Park for free tai chi classes for all experience levels. Led by members of the Taoist Tai Chi Society, these classes offer the opportunity to relax and exercise among the changing exhibitions of contemporary outdoor sculpture.

Pirate Snorkel Adventure - Atlantis Marine World
Through September 25, 2011 - Riverhead

Interactive Pirate Snorkel Adventure: help Captain Poseidon locate missing treasure. While searching the lagoon, you'll see tropical fish from all around the world. Call for reservations: maximum 15 participants per session. Daily from July 2 through Labor Day, then on weekends in September.

The Ohmies: 'Morning Wish Garden' - Peter Jay Sharp Theater
Through September 25, 2011 - Manhattan

Dance, stretch, and giggle with Bella Butterfly and Carlin Caterpillar on their journey to wake up Mr. Sun. Along the way, The Ohmies lead the audience in a series of yoga-inspired dance exercises as they make new friends and shake off their worries. For tickets, call Ticket Central at 212-279-4200 or visit www.TicketCentral.com.

FIGMENT Sculpture Garden - Governors Island
Through September 25, 2011 - New York

See 17 amazingly creative, interactive, and sustainable sculpture projects on display.

‘Curious George: Let’s Get Curious’ - Children's Museum of Manhattan
Through September 25, 2011 - Manhattan

Explore the neighborhood where Curious George and the Man with the Yellow Hat live. Encounter new challenges, materials, and ideas and learn like Curious George - through direct experience and problem-solving! Based on H.A. and Margret Rey's classic stories and the PBS KIDS® television series, feed children's natural curiosity as they explore early science, math, and engineering through hands-on play.

‘Curious George: Let’s Get Curious’ - Children's Museum of Manhattan
Through September 25, 2011 - New York

Explore the neighborhood where Curious George and the Man with the Yellow Hat live. Encounter new challenges, materials, and ideas and learn like Curious George – through direct experience and problem-solving! Based on H.A. and Margret Rey’s classic stories and the PBS KIDS® television series, feed children’s natural curiosity as they explore early science, math and engineering through hands-on play.

Sundae Sermon - Morningside Park
Through September 25, 2011 - Manhattan

Harlem's feel-good music and film series features a wide array of acclaimed international and local NYC DJ's spinning positive vibrations by way of soulful house, disco, classics, Afro-beat, Latin tunes, and more. There is dancing for all and activities for children, including face painting, hula hoops, and ball games.

New York Renaissance Faire - Sterling Forest State Park
Through September 25, 2011 - Tuxedo

The 34th Annual New York Renaissance Faire runs for eight consecutive weekends, through September 25. See jousting, a living chess match, and hundreds of brightly costumed performers enjoying a modern interpretation of 16th-century England.

Lee Ufan - Marking Infinity - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through September 28, 2011 - New York

The Guggenheim presents the first U.S. retrospective of the artist, philosopher, and poet Lee Ufan, charting the artist's creation of a visual, conceptual, and theoretical language that has expanded the possibilities for sculpture and painting. For Lee, each artwork mediates a dynamic encounter between the viewer, object, and site that opens up "a realm of infinity where one can continuously bring one's self back to nothingness."

Thursday Family Fun Night - KZAM
Through September 29, 2011 - Farmingdale

Drop in every Thursday for a one-of-a-kind experience at this new foam ball interactive play facility with 3 stories to climb and thousands of foam balls to shoot out of volcanos or blasters. Reservations are required.

Steinunn Thorarinsdottir's BORDERS - Dag Hammarskold Plaza
Through September 30, 2011 -

The installation features twenty-six androgynous, life-size sculptures, thirteen aluminum and thirteen cast iron, which extend throughout the park from First to Second Avenue on East 47th Street. BORDERS will be the park's largest exhibition to date and the first exhibition to incorporate the entire park.

Science Playground - New York Hall of Science
Through September 30, 2011 - Queens

The nation?s largest science playground features 60,000 square feet of exhibits for children of all ages. Slides, seesaws, climbing webs, a water play area, drums, mirrors, sand boxes, and more allow kids to explore science by playing.

Tropicana Friday - Queen Of Hearts
Through September 30, 2011 -

Affairs Afloat Presents Tropicana Friday!! General Boarding 8:00pm -9:00pm. Sailing from 9:00pm until 12:00am. Pier 40 @ West Houston St & the West Side Highway. Bronze Ticket $10. VIP Boarding 7:30pm - 8:00pm. No minimum purchase required. Silver Ticket $25. VIP Boarding 7:30pm - 8:00pm. 1 buffet ticket per person. Gold Ticket $40. VIP Boarding 7:30pm-8:00pm. 1 buffet ticket per person + 2 Drink Tickets per person. Call 212-987-9200 x302 to arrange your group of 10 or more. Live DJs spinning a mix of music: One level a mix of Latin Favorites and one level a mix of R&B, Hip Hop, Reggae & Top 40 Hits. Cash Bar & Cash Buffet Available. Professional/Trendy Attire Dress To Impress!! (NO Sneakers of any kind, NO Timberlands, NO T-shirts, NO Sweats, NO Head Gear, NO Flip Flops) Jeans are allowed as long as they are dressy (not ripped or baggy) and are paired with a nice top and shoes. A complete schedule of available dates can be found at www.affairsafloat.com or call 212-987-9200 for more information.

WALK AMONG LIVE BUTTERFLIES - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through September 30, 2011 - Scarsdale

Step into the greenhouse and be greeted by native butterflies flying freely among the greenery. Learn about the life cycle of a butterfly and discover the relationship between specific plants and butterflies.

Time Passes - Yorktown Museum
Through September 30, 2011 - Yorktown Heights,

Imaginative clocks with miniature scenes inside are interspersed with nostalgic artifacts from the Museum collection. Through September 30.

Sunsets On The Hudson - Hudson Terrace
Through September 30, 2011 -

You are cordially invited to Sunsets on the Hudson featuring our retractable rooftop. Complimentary Pyrat Rum Punch Open Bar 5-6PM w/ RSVP to info@hudsonterracenyc.com . Happy Hour Specials include: 2 for 1 Specialty and Vision Vodka cocktails, Bud Light, Blue Moon & Blue Moon Bottles 5-7PM. Sunsets on the Hudson Lineup: Beer Garden Tuesdays: Presented by Blue Moon & Village Pourhouse; Wine Down Wednesdays: Weekly Wine Tastings from featured vineyards; Rewind Thursdays: Classic 80's Retro Hits on NYC's #1 Happy Hour Rooftop; Summer Fridays: Featuring Nu-Jazz & Chill House.

Special Display: A 22' USS Intrepid Model Made of Lego® Bricks! - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through September 30, 2011 -

Artist Ed Diment has assembled an amazing 22-foot-long, 550 pound model USS Intrepid out of LEGO bricks. The model USS Intrepid was crafted out of 250,000 LEGO(register tm) bricks, and is nearly 4.5 feet high and 4.5 feet wide. Diment resides in Portsmouth, England, where he originally built the model after visiting the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum while vacationing in New York. Free with Museum admission.

Jim Henson's Fantastic World - Museum of the Moving Image
Through September 30, 2011 - Astoria

The exhibition features over 120 artifacts, including drawings, animations, storyboards, props, and video material that illustrate Henson's boundless creativity and innumerable accomplishments. Among the highlights are fourteen iconic original puppets of such characters as Kermit the Frog, Rowlf, Bert, and Ernie, photographs of Henson and his collaborators at work, and excerpts from Henson's early projects and experimental films.

The Great Summer Zoofari - A LEGO Wildlife Expedition - Bronx Zoo
Through September 30, 2011 - Bronx

LEGO Master Builders have created a safari of LEGO block wildlife sculptures that will be on display throughout the Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo. The expedition brings to life the challenges faced by wildlife due to habitat loss and threats to their survival, and aims to imspire visitors to help build a future for wildlife. Each guest will be given a complimentary Zoofari passport to help them plot their adventure through the zoo and guide them to each of the LEGO displays. Participants can stamp their passport at each of the six stations located throughout the park as they enjoy all of the LEGO creations including a tiger, Chilean flamingos, a gorilla mother and child, penguins, a giraffe, and Khansi spray toads, while learning about the real animals and WCS's work to save wildlife and wild places around the globe. There will be a Build Zone construction area and interactive activities where visitors will be able to construct their own LEGO wildlife sculptures and take part in the construction of a mystery mural. Guests can work with LEGO Certified Professionals on one weekend each month of the program. Wildlife Theater shows, crafts and activities with the Museum for African Art, and conservation learning stations will keep the whole family busy. Through September 30.

The Great Summer Zoofari - Bank of America Explorer Zone - Bronx Zoo
Through September 30, 2011 - Bronx

Hands-on activities and educational displays teach visitors about the tools of conservation. Visitors will learn how field scientists track animals in the wild with camera traps, how gorilla conservationists use data to determine which habitat areas to safeguard, and facts about animal diets. At the lunch tray station, kids can try their hand at preparing "lunch" for gorillas, tigers, and bears. Free with zoo admission. Through September 30.

The Great Summer Zoofari - Disney Vacation Club Adventure - Bronx Zoo
Through September 30, 2011 - Bronx

Immerse yourself in the wonders of the wild. From animal mask decorating to storytelling from the savanna, plus meet Camp Safari Mickey. At the Dancing Crane Pavilion. Free with zoo admission. Through September 30.

Time Piece - Museum of the Moving Image
Through September 30, 2011 - Astoria

In 1965, Jim Henson made Time Piece, an experimental short film that tells what he called "the story of Everyman, frustrated by the typical tasks of a typical day." The film opens with a man—played by Henson—in a hospital bed. A doctor takes his pulse. The pulse turns into a drumbeat, which becomes the percussive soundtrack for the film, in a syncopated score created by Don Sebesky. Through a series of jump cuts, we follow the man as he walks through city streets,suburban streets, and then, the jungle. Playfully surreal sequences are bridged by short passages of stop-motion animation. While the film retains his trademark sense of humor, it is also a bold example of nonlinear editing. The film is presented courtesy of The Jim Henson Company in the Museum of the Moving Image's amphitheater as a part of the on-going Jim Henson's Fantastic World exhibit.

"Point of View: Children's Photography and Video Exhibition" - The Gallery at 180 Maiden Lane
Through October 01, 2011 - Manhattan

Magic Box Productions, Inc. launches its third annual gallery show of photography, video documentary, and animation by New York City school students. The show features more than 40 photographs and original videos by students ages 7 and up. Guided tours with hands-on photography workshops are available for groups. Through October 1, 2011.

Body Parts: Ancient Egyptian Fragments and Amulets - Brooklyn Museum
Through October 02, 2011 -

Features 35 objects that represent individual body parts in ancient Egyptian art from the Brooklyn Museum's collection, many of which will be displayed for the first time.

The Way of Water: Westchester Watersheds - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through October 02, 2011 - Scarsdale

An exhibit that covers the watershed systems in Westchester County, with a focus on the Lower Hudson River Estuary and the Bronx River watersheds, and the life they support. Learn about some of the environmental challenges to keeping the water clean, such as stormwater runoff and chemical pollutants, and discover ways you can help protect your watershed. The exhibit includes pictures, local watershed maps, hands-on water displays, and live aquatic animal exhibits.

ANNUAL NATURAL HISTORY EXHIBIT 2011 - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through October 02, 2011 - Scarsdale

Learn about the watershed systems in Westchester County, with a focus on the Lower Hudson River Estuary and the Bronx River watersheds, and the life they support and their environmental status.

Xu Bing: The Living Word - Morgan Library & Museum
Through October 02, 2011 -

A reflection on language and the nature of writing has been at the core of Xu Bing's art since the beginning of his career in China during the mid-1980s. It is therefore particularly fitting that the Morgan, a library as well as a museum, should present his spectacular installation, The Living Word, a poetic evocation of the relationship between the written word and its meaning.

Whale & Dolphin Adventure Cruises - Queens
Through October 02, 2011 - Breezy Point

Hop aboard a narrated Whale/Dolphin Adventure Cruise. These cruises run every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday beginning June 15, 2011 running throughout the summer season. Join the original New York City Whale/Dolphin Watchers as they head out into the Atlantic Ocean and seek out some beautiful mammals. Bring a regular camera, video camera and/or binoculars if possible. Children will be encouraged to participate in helping the crew take the official whale and dolphin count. Your photos and videos can be posted on our Facebook page. Note: the current schedule listed above will end on September 2. The new schedule will have cruises available ever Friday, Saturday, and Sunday starting on September 9 until October 2.

Zarkana from Cirque du Soleil - Radio City Music Hall
Through October 08, 2011 -

In the latest from Cirque du Soleil, dive into a fantastically bizarre world and follow the adventures of Zark, a magician who has lost his love and, with her, his powers. As he cries and begs for her return he is plunged into a world inhabited by surreal creatures. The diverse cast of 71 international artists transports you into a fantastical and suspenseful world, blurring the boundaries between the real and imaginary. Call or visit website for tickets and show times. $52-$300.

Kayaking On the Hudson - Riverside Park South
Through October 10, 2011 - Manhattan

Join the Downtown Boathouse for 20 minutes of instruction, then explore the Hudson River first-hand. Participants must wear proper attire and know how to swim.

Frans Hals in the Metropolitan Museum - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through October 10, 2011 -

The Metropolitan Museum of Art holds the most important collection of paintings in America by the celebrated Dutch artist Frans Hals (1582/83–1666), whose portraits and genre scenes were famous in his lifetime for their immediacy and dazzling brushwork. This exhibition will present thirteen paintings by Hals, including two lent from private collections, and several works by other Netherlandish masters. Several of the Museum's paintings by Hals are famous, especially the early Merrymakers at Shrovetide (ca. 1616) and the so-called Yonker Ramp and His Sweetheart (1623), both bequeathed to the Museum by Benjamin Altman in 1913. Also included in the exhibition will be two loans from private collections in New York—the small, exquisite Portrait of Samuel Ampzing (1630), on copper, and the well-known Fisher Girl (1630–32). A selection of other Dutch paintings from the Museum's collection and a few engravings will set Hals's work in the context of his native Haarlem and will help clarify how exceptional his animated poses and virtuoso brushwork were at the time. A portrait by Manet, inspired by Hals, will also demonstrate how strongly Hals anticipated Impressionist effects. Accompanied by a Bulletin. The exhibition is generously made possible by Bernard and Louise Palitz.

Farmer's Market - John Jay Homestead
Through October 15, 2011 - Katonah

For more information or for a full list of vendors visit the website at www.johnjayhomestead.org.

Picasso’s Vollard Suite-The Sculptor’s Studio - Bruce Museum
Through October 16, 2011 - Greenwich

This exhibition features key images of The Sculptor’s Studio etchings from the group of 100 prints he made for the legendary art dealer and publisher Ambroise Vollard.

New York, New York Exhibition - The Heckscher Museum of Art
Through October 16, 2011 - Huntington

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11, the city is celebrated in a selection of prints and photographs that record the transformation of New York over the decades and capture the common experiences of the city’s inhabitants.

Earth Matters - The Heckscher Museum
Through October 23, 2011 - Huntington

On Long Island, as elsewhere, the preservation of the environment is a significant community, political and ideological issue as human intervention continues to damage Long Island’s fragile ecology. Artists have responded in a variety of ways that focus attention on the processes, rhythms and beauty of the natural world and our relationship to it. This exhibition features the work of Long Island artists who explore our experience of the environment in installations created from natural and recycled man-made materials.

Young Sprouts Gardening - Children's Garden, Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
Through October 25, 2011 - Manhattan

Tots will plant seeds, water the garden, and pick (and eat!) fresh greens and vegetables that are all organically grown without pesticides or harmful chemicals. Picture books and simple crafts help celebrate the marvelous sensory experience of being in a garden.

Preschool Play - Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park
Through October 26, 2011 - Manhattan

Sing, listen to stories, and play with other toddlers, parents, and caregivers on the grassy lawn.

Preschool Art - Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
Through October 27, 2011 - Manhattan

Very young artists are introduced to paper, clay, and paint, as well as art supplies from nature and everyday recyclable materials, transforming materials into masterpieces of creativity and delight. Preschool children create different projects every week, planned by an art educator/artist. Materials provided. Dress for a mess.

Art + Games - Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
Through October 27, 2011 - Manhattan

Spend an afternoon in the park playing unique lawn games, using everything from parachutes to hundreds of asteroid-balls, and making creative art and craft projects under the sun.

Children's Basketball - Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
Through October 28, 2011 - Manhattan

Basketball with adjustable height hoops for kids of all sizes, plus fun drills to improve your skills. 3:30pm for ages 5-6; 4:30pm for ages 7 and older.

'Pinkalicious, The Musical' - Manhattan Movement & Arts Center
Through October 30, 2011 - Manhattan

In this one-hour musical, Pinkalicious can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe - a dream come true for this pink-loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament.

Anthony Caro on the Roof - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through October 30, 2011 -

Sculptures by Anthony Caro (b. 1924) -- who is considered the most influential and prolific British sculptor of his generation and a key figure in the development of modernist sculpture over the last sixty years -- is featured in the 2011 installation on The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden. The installation features a selection of sculpture in steel, painted and unpainted, spanning the artist's career to date and highlighting principal aspects of his long career: engagement with form in space, dialogue between sculpture and architecture, and creation of new, abstract analogies for the human figure and landscape.

Kiddie Cruise - Pier 40
Through October 30, 2011 -

Don’t miss the boat for the biggest family event with activities for children – KIDDIE CRUISE! Kiddie Cruise kicks off its 5th season Princess Tea Party with Knights & Dragons and throughout the summer and fall will host various themed events including Super Heroes & Fairies and Princesses & Pirates. The Queen of Hearts boards between 12:00pm – 12:30pm and sails on the Hudson River with spectacular views of the Hudson River until 2:30pm. While aboard the boat children enjoy a magic show, puppet show, arts & crafts, face painting, karaoke and much more! A bagged lunch and unlimited juice & soda are included in every ticket price. Looking to host a birthday party? Call for details or log onto www.KiddieCruise.com Dates include: May 8th, May 22nd, June 5th, June 19th, July 10th, July 24th, August 7th, August 21st, Sept 11th, Sept 25th, Oct 16th & Oct 30th

The Berenstain Bears Live! in 'Family Matters: The Musical' - Manhattan Movement & Arts Center
Through October 30, 2011 - Manhattan

Watch Mama Bear, Papa Bear, Sister Bear, and Brother Bear as they sing and dance their way through a few life lessons. Face painting and photo opportunities with the Bears follow each performance.

Haverstraw's Harvest Farmer's Market - Haverstraw's Harvest Farmer's Market
Through October 30, 2011 - Haverstraw

New vendors will be at this year's market selling Ffesh fruits and vegetables, organic fair trade coffee, herbs, plants, handmade soaps, pastries, jams, pies, quiches, chutneys, wines, prepared foods, artisanal bread, and more.

Haverstraw Farmers Market - Haverstraw Farmers Market
Through October 30, 2011 - Haverstraw

Haverstraw's weekly Farmer's Market returns this year, bigger and better according to organizers. In addition to attracting new vendors this year, the market will feature special children's activities, demonstrations, and live music each week. The first Sunday of each month will also include a flea market. Rain or shine.

The Buddhist Heritage of Pakistan: Art of Gandhara - Asia Society and Museum
Through October 30, 2011 -

An exhibition of spectacular Buddhist sculptures, architectural reliefs and works of gold and bronze from the Gandhara region of Pakistan, most never exhibited before in the United States. The Buddhist Heritage of Pakistan: Art of Gandhara reveals the complex cultural influences -- from Scytho-Parthian to Greco-Roman traditions -- that fed the extraordinary artistic production of this region from the first century B.C.E. through fifth century C.E.

Drop in Playtime - The Art Farm in the City
Through October 31, 2011 - Manhattan

All ages can drop in for animal time, arts snd crafts, and creative play in the playroom. Drop off available for ages 2½ and up.

Kiddie Cruise - Queen of Hearts
Through October 31, 2011 -

Our family event, KIDDIE CRUISE is the perfect for families with children between the ages 2 – 9. We will kick off our 5th season on May 8th 2011 with a Princess Tea Party& Knights & Dragons and throughout the summer and fall have various themed events including Super Heroes & Fairies and Princesses & Pirates. The boat boards guests between 12:00pm – 12:30pm and sails on the Hudson River enjoying spectacular views of the Hudson River until 2:30pm. While on the boat children enjoy a magic show, puppet show, arts & crafts, face painting, karaoke and more! A bagged lunch and unlimited juice & soda are included in every ticket price.

Atlantis Explorer Tour Boat - Atlantis Marine World
Through October 31, 2011 - Riverhead

Discover the ecological wonders of Long Island's waterways aboard the Atlantis Explorer. Enjoy hands-on exploration such as trap pulls, close encounters with marine creatures, and an educational stroll along the shore. Daily: May through October (weather permitting).

THE HUGO BOSS PRIZE 2010 - Hans-Peter Feldmann - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through November 02, 2011 -

Hans-Peter Feldmann, winner of THE HUGO BOSS PRIZE 2010, has spent over four decades conducting a profound investigation into the influence of the visual environment on our subjective reality. Composing images and objects into serial archives, uncanny combinations, and other illuminating new contexts, his work unearths the latent associations and sentiments that permeate the familiar landscape of daily life.

Talk to Me: Design and the Communication between People and Objects - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through November 07, 2011 - New York

Talk to Me explores the communication between people and things. All objects contain information that goes well beyond their immediate use or appearance. In some cases, objects like cell phones and computers exist to provide us with access to complex systems and networks, behaving as gateways and interpreters. Whether openly and actively, or in subtle, subliminal ways, things talk to us, and designers help us develop and improvise the dialogue. The exhibition focuses on objects that involve a direct interaction, such as interfaces, information systems, visualization design, and communication devices, and on projects that establish an emotional, sensual, or intellectual connection with their users. Examples range from a few iconic products of the late 1960s to several projects currently in development—including computer and machine interfaces, websites, video games, devices and tools, furniture and physical products, and extending to installations and whole environments. The Department of Architecture and Design is documenting the process of organizing Talk to Me from its early stages through its opening in July 2011 and beyond via an online journal. The site features projects we are currently studying and some we have already selected, along with relevant references and feedback and suggestions from designers and writers. Since we always cast our nets very wide and count on suggestions and opinions from the design community, this step comes very naturally. Besides, communication is what this exhibition is all about. Visit the online journal at MoMA.org/talktome.

"Imaginocean" - New World Stages
Through November 09, 2011 - Manhattan

A new family musical adventure, created and written by Emmy and Tony Award-nominated actor John Tartaglia, "Imaginocean" follows the undersea adventures of a group of fish friends who uncover a treasure map that leads them to learn about themselves and ultimately uncover the treasure of each other's friendship.

Science Farmers Market - New York Hall of Science
Through November 13, 2011 - Queens

Bring the family to the Science Farmers Market. At this event, there will be fresh food as well as fresh ideas to help New Yorkers improve their quality of life and understanding of produce.

Spring Valley Farmers Market - Corner of Parking Lot Below the Spring Valley Post Office
Through November 16, 2011 - Spring Valley

The Spring Valley Farmers Market runs every Wednesday, rain or shine, until November 16. The market features fresh, local foods, including fruits and vegitables, herbs, cut flowers, and live plants.

GrowNYC Greenmarket - Socrates Sculpture Park
Through November 19, 2011 - Long Island City

This market will serve the Long Island City and Astoria communities with farm-fresh fruits and vegetables and family-friendly activities every week. For over 30 years GrowNYC has been working to promote regional agriculture, preserve farmland, and ensure a continuing supply of fresh, local produce for all New Yorkers. To learn more about GrowNYC's Greenmarket program, visit www.growNYC.org, and visit www.socratessculpturepark.org additional information.

Piermont Farmers Market - M & T Bank Parking Lot
Through November 20, 2011 - Piermont

This weekly market is back for its 7th season. Organizers promise new vendors and increased variety for shoppers. In addition to food, visitors can find live music, cooking demonstrations, and fresh fruit and vegetable tastings.

Piermont Farmers Market - M & T Bank Parking Lot
Through November 20, 2011 - Piermont

The market runs every Sunday, rain or shine, until November 20. It features local produce, certified organic nuts and fair-trade coffee, artisanal baked goods, artisanal cheeses, grass-fed beef, Hudson Valley wines, old-fashioned pickles and olives, cut flowers, and a variety of specialty foods.

Weekly Storytime - Barnes & Noble - Manhasset
Through November 22, 2011 - Manhasset

The store hosts a bi-weekly story hour full of books and activities for little ones.

Alley Pond Adventure Course - Alley Pond Park Adventure Center
Through November 27, 2011 - Glen Oaks

Bring the family out for a fun and challenging activity every Sunday at the largest ropes course in the tri-state area. These programs foster trust, problem solving, and team building while providing outdoor recreational fun. Open to families and individuals ages 8 and above. Please arrive half an hour before each session to register, and bring a valid photo ID. Open-toe shoes are not permitted.

Mill Neck Manor Campus and Mansion Tours - Mill Neck Manor
Through December 04, 2011 - Mill Neck

Tours of this Tudor Revival mansion are led by a docent and are available on Sundays, July 10, August 7, September 25, October 2, November 6 and December 4. Children and teens must be accompanied by an adult at all times. No pets are allowed. Sign language interpreters will be provided for deaf guests provided a request is made in advance.

Morningside Park Farmers Market - Morningside Park
Through December 10, 2011 - Manhattan

The market features fresh, local foods, including local produce, certified organic nuts and fair-trade coffee, artisanal baked goods, artisanal cheeses, grass-fed beef, locally produced and sourced cured meats, artisanal pasta made from local grains, old-fashioned pickles and olives, cut flowers, and a variety of specialty foods. Occasional family-friendly events include apple tastings and live music.

Adoptive Families Support Group - Nyack Library
Through December 15, 2011 - Nyack

This ongoing support group is for parents looking for professional guidance as they raise their adoptive child, or who are in the process of adopting a child and need support and resources. Childcare is available. Group meets the third Thursday of each month. For more information, contact Katie at 914-629-5849 or askkatie@gmail.com.

Rap Guide to Evolution - Soho Playhouse
Through December 17, 2011 -

Written and performed by Baba Brinkman, with DJ Mr Simmonds. Directed by Dodd Loomis. Projections by Wendall Harrington. "Astonishing and Brilliant!" - The New York Times. “Brilliantly conceived and effervescently performed!" - The Scotsman. A smash hit at the Edinburgh Fringe and around the world, THE RAP GUIDE is at once provocative and scientifically accurate, hilarious and intelligent. Brinkman performs his clever reworkings of popular rap singles as well as his own originals to illustrate Natural Selection, Sexual Selection, Evolutionary Psychology and much more. As Edinburgh's Scotsman newspaper said, "you'll never look at a hip-hop music video in the same way again." Soho Playhouse - 15 Vandam St. (between Varick St and 6th Avenue) Performance Schedule: Tuesday 8pm | Wednesday 8pm | Thursday 8pm| Friday 8pm Saturday 7pm & 9:30pm | Sunday 5pm & 7:30pm SPECIAL OFFER! $29 (Reg. $39.50) Performances June 17- 25 $ 39 (Reg. $55) Beginning June 28 THREE EASY WAYS TO BUY: ONLINE: Visit www.RapGuidetoEvolution.com and use code MARK11 PHONE: Call 212.352.3101 and mention code MARK11 IN PERSON- Print out a copy of this offer and visit Soho Playhouse Box Office- 15 Vandam St (between Varick St and 6th Avenue) FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT: www.RapGuidetoEvolution.com *Offer expires 9/5/11. Offer is subject to availability and may be revoked at any time. Offer includes $0.75 facility fee. Offer not valid 6/26/11. Blackout dates may apply. Normal service charges apply to online and phone orders. No exchanges or refunds. Not valid for prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other offers. Schedule subject to change. All sales are final.

"Rap Guide to Evolution" - Soho Playhouse
Through December 17, 2011 - Manhattan

Writer and performer Baba Brinkman performs his clever reworkings of popular rap singles as well as his own originals to illustrate natural selection, sexual selection, evolutionary psychology and much more.

Group Guitar Classes-2011 - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through December 20, 2011 -

FLAMENCO GUITAR GROUP CLASSES at Flamenco Latino Studio with Basilio Georges. Advanced Beginner Flamenco Guitar Group. Wed. 8:00-9:30 pm - Technique exercises, Basic rasqueados, Learn to play simple arrangements with the other students in time . Intermediate Group Guitar - Fri. 12:15-1:15 pm. Technique, technique, technique, Basic compas patterns in various toques, Falsetas, solo routines, Learn to use falsetas you already have, and play them in rhythm. Basic Beginner Flamenco Guitar Group - Schedule TBD Learn right hand techniques and hand placement, basic chord shifts, hammers and pull-offs, scales Need a minimum of four people - taking enrollment now 8 classes paid in advance, $140 Starting week of June 27, after candidates make contact with Basilio and submit schedule availability for either Mon 7:30-8:30 pm, Tues 7:30-8:30 pm, or Wed 7:00-8:00 pm. Price $70 for 4-pack, $20 individually.Credit cards accepted. Email or call Basilio at 212-399-8519 Classes held at: Flamenco Latino Studio 244 W 54th Street, 4th floor (between B-way and 8th Ave.) NY,NY 10019 www.flamencolatino.com

Music Classes for Kids - Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library
Through December 21, 2011 - Piermont

Presented by Moon River Music Together with Catherine Rubin, this class explores how the early childhood program of Music Together® teaches music through play. Class meets the third Wednesday of each month.

Parents of Teen & Tweens Support Group - Riverview Nursery School
Through December 26, 2011 - Nyack

This ongoing support group is for parents of teens and tweens who want to improve communication with their children, share ideas, foster independence while setting limits, and more. Group meets every other Monday.

Parents of Teen & Tweens Support Group - Riverview Nursery School
Through December 26, 2011 - Nyack

Parents are encouraged to learn how to improve communication with their teen or tween in this professionally-facilitated support group. Participants can share ideas and concerns as well as gain strategies for: setting limits, establishing trust, fostering independence, and encouraging competence and accountability. For more information or to register, contact Katie Berry at 914-629-5849 or askkatie@gmail.com. Group meets every other Monday.

Wii Play - Game On! - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
Through December 26, 2011 - Garnerville

Tweens are invited to join the library's weekly video gamer's club and challenge themself and their friends on the Wii. Gamers can practice before participating in tournaments on the library's big-screen TV! No registration required. Each Monday.

Toddler Story Hour - Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library
Through December 26, 2011 - Piermont

Children ages 6 months to 5 years old are invited to enjoy books and crafts with Piermont's own Agnes Caniza. Each Monday except holidays.

Grandparent/Grandchild Program - New York City Police Museum
Through December 27, 2011 - Manhattan

Grandparents and grandchildren are invited to participate in activity play in the Junior Officers Discovery Zone.

Parenting Support Group at Head Start - Nyack Head Start
Through December 28, 2011 - Nyack

This weekly support group includes a free dinner, childcare, and Spanish translation. Group meets each Wednesday.

Breastfeeding Support Group - Rockland County Department of Health
Through December 28, 2011 - Pomona

The Rockland County Department of Health invites nursing moms (and babies) and pregnant women to a weekly Mother 2 Mother (M2M) Breastfeeding Support Group. The group meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month, starting April 27, and is led by Health Department Certified Lactation Counselors. For more information call Laurie at 845-364-3865 or email messingL@co.rockland.ny.us.

Art Classes for Children Grades 4 and Up - Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library
Through December 28, 2011 - Piermont

Students can create imaginative art projects on a number of themes in this weekly class. Techniques include drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, and mixed media. Students will also be introduced to various artists from art history. All materials, including smocks, are provided. Class size is limited to 10 students. Please call 359-4595 or e-mail alexis@piermontlibrary.org to register. Class meets each Wednesday.

Children's Storytime - Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Nanuet
Through December 28, 2011 - Nanuet

Bring your favorite toddler to the store's children's department for weekly storytimes. Stories told each Wednesday.

Parents of Infants Support Group - Riverview Nursery School
Through December 29, 2011 - Nyack

Parents with children ages birth through one year old are invited to meet each Monday and Thursday for a two-hour support group. For more information, contact Katie at 914-629-5849 or askkatie@gmail.com.

Art Classes for Children Grades 1-4 - Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library
Through December 29, 2011 - Piermont

Students can create imaginative art projects on a number of themes in this weekly class. Techniques include drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, and mixed media. Students will also be introduced to various artists from art history. All materials, including smocks, are provided. Class size is limited to 10 students. Please call 359-4595 or e-mail alexis@piermontlibrary.org to register. Class meets each Thursday.

National Geographic Crittercam: The World Through Animal Eyes - Mystic Aquarium
Through December 31, 2011 -

Swim through tropical landscapes with turtles, dive beneath the ice with penguins and forage in the forest with a family of bears — experience life as animals do in a new exhibition opening February 9, 2011 at Mystic Aquarium. Through interactive displays, firsthand footage and evocative environments, visitors to the exhibit can explore the many stories and animals that are part of the science and adventure of Crittercam. The exhibit focuses on Crittercam’s deployment on seals and sea lions, sharks, sea turtles, whales, penguins, bears and lions.

Geographic Crittercam--The World Through Animal Eyes - Mystic Aquarium
Through December 31, 2011 - Mystic

In this new exhibit, strategically placed cameras allow visitors to get a close-up view of some of the animals including turtles, penguins and bears.

Brook Trout Exhibit - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Wildlife Education Center
Through December 31, 2011 - Cornwall

The Center's current exhibit features brook trout, New York State's official freshwater fish. "Brookies" require cold, clean, well- oxygenated water to survive. Highly sensitive fish, brook trout are sometimes referred to as an "indicator" species because their disappearance from our waters can alert us to changes in the environment and local water systems.

Sunday Brunch - Bourbon Street
Through December 31, 2011 - Bayside

Children 12 and under eat FREE at Bourbon Street for Brunch with the purchase of an adult entree. This is an ongoing event each Sunday. Kids do not eat complimentary on holiday Sundays.

Free crafts for kids every Saturday and Sunday - Lakeshore Learning Store
Through December 31, 2011 - New Hyde Park

Put little hands to work every Saturday and Sunday with fun craft activities at all Lakeshore Learning Store locations. This free program is ideal for kids ages 3 and up. The program runs through December 31.

Writing the Garden: A Collection of Books from The New York Society Library and Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, Principal Founder of the Central Park Conservancy - the New York Society Library
Through December 31, 2011 -

Writing the Garden: A Collection of Books from The New York Society Library and Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, Principal Founder of the Central Park Conservancy. Books on display span more than 150 years and opening fresh vistas into the World of Gardens. Writing the Garden will feature works by remarkable gardeners who wrote with great knowledge and deep passion stemming from their love of nature, plants, and horticulture.

Happy Feet 4D Experience - Madame Tussauds New York
Through December 31, 2011 - New York

Happy Feet 4-D Experience Put on your dancing shoes and boogie with Mumble in Happy Feet 4-D Experience. Journey to Antarctica to meet a lively colony of Emperor Penguins faced with a diminishing food supply. Mumble sets out on an adventure to appeal to the better nature of humans and tries to reason with them to stop stealing the fish. Using courage and bravery, the banished Mumble soon realizes that his toe-tapping talent isn’t a burden, but a gift to be treasured — and his dancing feet may ultimately save his endangered colony! Featured in digital 3-D and brought to life with 4-D multi-sensory effects, this is an immersive experience for the whole family to enjoy.

Mommy and Me Yoga - Full Circle Family Care
Through January 01, 2012 - White Plains

Strengthen your body while you bond with your baby.

Split Second - Indian Paintings - Brooklyn Museum
Through January 01, 2012 -

Split Second invites the Brooklyn Museum's online community to participate in a project that will result in a small installation of Indian paintings from the Museum's permanent collection. Taking its inspiration from the critically acclaimed book Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, by Malcolm Gladwell, this online experiment and resulting installation will explore how our initial reaction to a work of art is affected by what we know, what we're asked, and what we're told about the object in question. Split Second begins with a three-part activity that explores the Museum's collection of Indian paintings; participation is open to anyone with an Internet connection. The first stage explores split-second reactions: in a timed trial, participants will be asked to select which painting they prefer from a randomly generated pair of images. Next, participants will be asked to write in their own words about a painting before rating its appeal on a scale. In the third phase, participants will be asked to rate a work of art after being given unlimited time to view it alongside a typical interpretive text. Each part of the exercise aims to examine how a different type of information—or a lack thereof—might affect a person's reaction to a work of art. Split Second culminates with an installation on the Museum's second floor, opening July 13, 2011. Visitors will be able to view a small selection of the paintings that generated the most controversial and dynamic responses during the evaluation process, accompanied by a visualization and analysis of the data collected. The Brooklyn Museum's collection of Indian paintings ranks among the top ten in the United States, representing the artistic traditions of many different regions, with examples dating from the fifteenth century to the nineteenth. Many of the works in this project have not been on view for several years, owing to their light sensitivity. The installation offers a rare opportunity to see these paintings in person and consider them in a new light. Split Second: Indian Paintings is organized by Shelley Bernstein, Chief of Technology, in consultation with Joan Cummins, Lisa and Bernard Selz Curator of Asian Art, Brooklyn Museum.

'The World's Largest Dinosaurs' - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 02, 2012 - Manhattan

This exhibit will take visitors beyond the bones and into the amazing anatomy of a uniquely super-sized group of dinosaurs who thrived for 140 million years: the long-necked and long-tailed sauropods. Interactive exhibits ? including the centerpiece, a life-sized model of a 60-foot Mamenchisaurus ? will take visitors inside these giants' bodies, shedding light on how an extremely large animal breathes, eats, moves, and survives.

The World's Largest Dinosaurs - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 02, 2012 -

A new exhibition that goes beyond traditional fossil shows to reveal how dinosaurs actually lived by taking visitors into the amazing anatomy of a uniquely super-sized group of dinosaurs: the long-necked and long-tailed sauropods, which ranged in size from 15 to 150 feet long. Drawing on the latest science that looks in part to existing organisms to understand these extinct giants, The World's Largest Dinosaurs will answer such intriguing questions as how an extremely large animal breathes, eats, moves, and survives by illuminating how size and scale are related to basic biological functions. Innovative interactive exhibits -- including the exhibition centerpiece, a life-sized, fleshed-out model of a 60-foot- long, 11-foot-tall female Mamenchisaurus, known for its remarkable, 30-foot neck -- will take visitors inside these giants' bodies, shedding light on how heart rate, respiration, metabolism, and reproduction are linked to size. An interactive excavation at the end of the exhibition will introduce visitors to how dinosaurs are discovered in the field through a replicated dig site.

194X–9/11: American Architects and the City - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through January 02, 2012 - New York

In 1942 -- shortly after the U.S. entered World War II -- Architectural Forum magazine commissioned a group of architects, including Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, to design projects for a hypothetical postwar American city, rethinking both urban community life and the relationship between architecture and urban planning. The aim was to project an optimistic postwar period of growth and prosperity to begin as soon as hostilities ended, in 194X -- soon, it was hoped. Over half a century later the country is once again engaged in global conflict and—in the wake of 9/11 and the ongoing financial crisis -- undergoing a major reconsideration of urban and suburban space. This year marks the 10th anniversary of 9/11, an event that ushered in a new era of architectural anticipation and uncertainty, and gave rise to a flurry of urban rebuilding projects, some of which are only finally seeing the light of day at Ground Zero. Drawn from MoMA's architectural holdings, this exhibition shows the work of a variety of architects who took on the urban scale in a spirit of recasting the form and daily experience of the city. In addition to Mies van der Rohe, featured architects include Louis Kahn, Paul Rudolph, Rem Koolhaas and OMA, and United Architects.

Flamenco & Salsa Lovers: Your Chance to be in a Latin Ensemble! - Flamenco Latino
Through January 05, 2012 - New York

Improve your ensemble performance skills in this creative workshop! Seeking musicians and singers to study in Flamenco Latino's collaborative workshop, FLAMENCO LATINO MUSIC ENSEMBLE. The workshop is open to committed students from the intermediate level to the retired professional. Led by Basilio Georges with several visiting artists, this class offers a unique opportunity to study collaboratively and perform with other musicians and flamenco and salsa artists. Thursdays, 7:30-9:30 PM at Flamenco Latino, 244 W 54th St., 4th fl., NY, NY. Call 212-399-8519 or email to register. $20/class OR $70/4-pack (Only being offered through 8/26. The fall term will require commitment to purchase 8-10 session pack at $17.50/session.) Credit/debit cards accepted. www.flamencolatino.com --Study a wide array of songs that exemplify specific Flamenco ida y vuelta styles such as guajiras, rumba and colombianas, as well as the influence flamenco amalgamated from Latin musical traditions starting with the Cuban Habanera,which over the years has produced other forms such as son, guaracha, rumba, mambo, bolero and salsa. --Develop traditional and unusual music and dance arrangements to be performed at Flamenco Latino's studio theater in early November and early December! --Seeking flamenco guitarists, singers, percussion and other instruments in the string, woodwind or brass family. Non-flamenco instruments will need some reading experience. --Flamenco guitarists who have not studied at Flamenco Latino before have to meet with Basilio to determine if this class is a good fit for you. http://www.flamencolatino.com/artists/basiliogeorges.htm With over 30 years of professional experience, Basilio Georges offers an incredible mix of traditional and modern Flamenco styles and techniques, and is also able to work with written music or tablature. Fluent in Spanish, he has lived and worked in Spain and accompanied many well known artists throughout his career.

Frogs: A Chorus of Colors - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 08, 2012 -

This delightful exhibition will introduce visitors to the colorful and richly diverse world of frogs. More than 200 live frogs, from tiny dart poison frogs (some less than an inch long) to the enormous African bullfrog (as big as eight inches in diameter) will be shown in their re-created habitats, complete with rock ledges, live plants, and waterfalls. Approximately 25 species native to Argentina, Bolivia, Borneo, Brazil, China, Ecuador, Indonesia, Madagascar, Myanmar, Paraguay, Russia, Sumatra, the United States, Uruguay, and Vietnam, will be featured. The exhibition will explore the evolution and biology of these amphibians, their importance to ecosystems, and the threats they face in the world's changing environments. Interactive stations throughout the exhibition will invite visitors to activate recorded frog calls, view videos of frogs in action, and test their knowledge about frogs. Admission to the exhibition is $24 for adults, $14 for children, and $18 for seniors and students.

"Frogs: A Chorus of Colors" - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 08, 2012 - Manhattan

More than 200 live frogs are shown in their re-created habitats from around the world. The exhibition explores the evolution and biology of these amphibians, their importance to ecosystems, and the threats they face in the world's changing environments. Interactive stations invite visitors to activate recorded frog calls, view videos of frogs in action, and test their knowledge about frogs.

Invasion of the Bloodsuckers: Bedbugs and Beyond - Yale Peabody Museum
Through January 08, 2012 - New Haven

Learn the biology and habitats of bedbugs, head lice, mosquitoes, ticks and fleas. Learn where and how they live, how to deal with them and how to tell them apart from lookalikes.

El Museo's Bienal: The (S) Files 2011 - El Museo Del Barrio
Through January 08, 2012 - New York

El Museo's Bienal: The (S) Files 2011 is El Museo del Barrio's sixth biennial of the most innovative, cutting-edge art created by Latino, Caribbean, and Latin American artists currently working in the greater New York area. This year's edition spreads all over the city, showcasing a record 75 emerging artists in six different venues. Aiming to expand the definition of contemporary Latino and Latin American art, The (S) Files 2011 takes on a broad exploration of the visual energy, events, and aesthetics of the street. While considering the more conventional understandings of street art such as graffiti and mural painting, The (S) Files 2011 extends the definition of street art by also considering non-traditional art objects as well as works from other disciplines, including music and fashion. The (S) Files 2011 explores how the boundaries between public/private and personal/universal are blurred by urban culture, and examines the street as catalyst for change in mainstream culture. The exhibition looks at how these social borders mix and dissolve in urban environments, and how artists use these social alterations as points of creative departure. Among the themes developed in The (S) Files 2011 are the influence of early New York street art movements, text and urban styles, and the creation of art works from urban debris. The variety of issues addressed by the artists range from daily life situations, to social behaviors, to economic distress. In addition to its overall focus on New York-based artists, The (S) Files 2011 celebrates the Biennial of the Central American Isthmus (Bienal del Istmo Centroamericano) by showcasing the work of a group of artists featured in its most recent edition.

'The NYPD Motorcycle Squad: A Century of Service to New York City' - New York City Police Museum
Through January 09, 2012 - Manhattan

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Motorcycle Squad. See vintage department-used motorcycles, including a late 1940s-model classic Red Indian Motorcycle and a late 1960s model silver Harley.

Jim Henson's Fantastic World - Museum of the Moving Image
Through January 16, 2012 -

The exhibition features more than 120 artifacts, including drawings, storyboards, and props, and video material that illustrate Henson's boundless creativity and innumerable accomplishments. A special addition to the exhibition at Museum of the Moving Image is a puppet of Miss Piggy from The Muppets Take Manhattan. Among other highlights are fourteen additional iconic original puppets of such characters as Kermit the Frog, Rowlf, Bert, and Ernie; photographs of Henson and his collaborators at work; and excerpts from Henson's early projects and experimental films. The exhibition spans Henson's entire career, beginning with drawings, cartoons, and posters produced during his college years in the late 1950s and concluding with objects related to the inspired imaginary worlds of his popular fantasy film The Dark Crystal (1982). Visitors will encounter materials from Henson's best-known projects, The Muppet Show, The Muppet Movie and its sequels, and Fraggle Rock, as well as objects related to his Sesame Street characters. Visitors will also learn about Sam and Friends, an early show Henson created in the 1950s, Henson's television commercial work in the 1960s, and the segments Henson made for The Ed Sullivan Show.

Africa: From the Desert to the Sea - Maritime Aquarium
Through February 01, 2012 - Norwalk

Learn about the importance of habitat preservation and conservation while observing such exotic African species as the air-breathing lungfish and electric catfish that use bioelectric radar to sense surroundings and zap their food.

Meerkats - Maritime Aquarium
Through February 01, 2012 - Norwalk

Six sibling meerkats visit from the Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City. Windows will offer close up views into their underground burrows as well as viewing bubbles to see above ground. These animals will be familiar to anyone who has seen the Lion King.

Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour - Nassau Coliseum
Through April 07, 2012 - Uniondale

Tickets are now available for Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour. Jackson fans can expect a riveting fusion of visuals, dance, music, and fantasy that immerses audiences in Michael's creative world and literally turns his signature moves upside down in this Cirque du Soleil production. Aimed at lifelong fans as well as newcomers, the show captures the essence, soul, and inspiration of the King of Pop, celebrating a legacy that continues to transcend generations. The show debuts April 7, 2012 at 8pm.

Trivia Night - Southern Hospitality
Through May 29, 2012 -

Tuesday Night Trivia - Best Trivia in NYC - Southern Hospitality Presents Tuesday Night Trivia Hosted By Brian - Tuesdays at 8pm - $3 Drafts- $5 Well Drinks- $6 Frozen Drinks- 1st Place: One Hour Open Bar- 2nd Place: $50 Gift Certificate- 3rd Place: $25 Gift Certificate- Shots for Best Team Name, Best Answer, Last Place Team! Best Trivia Night in NYC

Picturing Science: Museum Scientists and Imaging Technologies - American Museum of Natural History
Through June 24, 2012 -

Picturing Science: Museum Scientists and Imaging Technologies, an exhibition of more than 20 sets of striking large-format prints, showcases advanced imaging technologies used by scientists at the American Museum of Natural History and reveals once-hidden, intricate details of both natural phenomena and cultural artifacts. The exhibition features images that were created in pursuit of scientific knowledge but also resulted in visually arresting art. It explores how such imaging technologies -- including infrared photography, scanning electron microscopy, and computed tomography (CT) -- make it possible to examine and analyze a range of specimens at levels of detail previously unimaginable, advancing science and providing new insights into the visual splendor of the universe.

Rocket Park Mini Golf - New York Hall of Science
Through September 30, 2012 - Queens

Putt your way through a nine-hole miniature golf course that teaches the science of spaceflight. Players will explore key science concepts such as propulsion, gravity, escape velocity, launch window, gravitational assist, and more.

Sam Eaton Presents 'The Quantum Eye' Magic & Mentalism Show - Theatre 80
Through December 31, 2012 - Manhattan

In this longest running Off-Broadway magic show, Sam Eaton explores mentalism, magic, perception, and deception, mixing extraordinary ability, humor, and audience participation to make for a different performance every time.

Architecture of New York Walking Tour - 42nd Street
Through January 01, 2015 -

This three-hour walking tour traverses one of the world's greatest thoroughfares, 42nd Street, to discuss architecture in New York City. Stretching from the East River to the Hudson River and cutting through the heart of Manhattan, 42nd Street features major monuments of American 20th-century architecture from the Beaux-Arts Grand Central Station to the Art Deco Chrysler Building to the new skyscrapers that highlight a famous == and transformed -- Times Square. Context is a network of scholars who lead in depth walking tours in the world's cultural capitals.

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