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Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on August 4

August 4, 2014   |    

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free and low-cost things to do with kids in Bronx Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Bronx today, August 4, 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 4. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Bronx, check out our complete calendar of events.

Tours of the 1750 Ogden House and Beautiful Gardens - Ogden House
August 04, 2014 - Fairfield

Enjoy docent-led tours of the 1750 Ogden House and see how people lived in the 18th century. The house is furnished with period objects including textiles and fine pieces of furniture from the Fairfield Museum's collections. Take a stroll through the kitchen garden, maintained by the Fairfield Garden Club, and view plantings used in colonial times. The Ogden House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is an exceptional survivor of a typical mid-18th century farmhouse.

Brooklyn Open - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
August 04, 2014 - Prospect Heights

Teens enjoy an open mic event where poets, spoken work artists, emcees, scholars and activists to share their powerful and important voices. Run by youth for youth, with youth DJs, youth hosts and a monthly featured poet.

Lego Duplo Time for Little Ones - Brooklyn Public Library, Leonard branch
August 04, 2014 - Williamsburg

Toddlers can get an introduction to Lego blocks with the larger-size Duplo Legos.

Martin Frost, clarinet; Antoine Tamestit, viola; Shai Wosner, piano - A Little Night Music - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
August 04, 2014 - New York

Mostly Mozart's hour-long, late-night recital accompanied by complimentary wine and skyline views.

Emerson String Quartet - Mostly Mozart - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
August 04, 2014 - New York

Mozart's Clarinet Quintet brings the Emerson String Quartet together with the virtuosic Martin Frost for a Classical evening.

Toddler Time - Brooklyn Public Library, McKinley Park branch
August 04, 2014 - Dyker Heights

Enjoy stories and play. 18 to 36 months.

Tales & Tunes - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
August 04, 2014 - Garnerville

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

Baby and Me - Bayside Library
August 04, 2014 - Bayside

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

Monday Afternoon Storytime at B & N - Barnes & Noble City Center
August 04, 2014 - White Plains

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

Free Play at My Gym Larchmont - My Gym Larchmont
August 04, 2014 - Mamaroneck

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

CAN YOU DIG IT? FOSSILS, WE MEAN! - Stepping Stones Museum
August 04, 2014 - Norwalk

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

Lincoln Center Out of Doors: The Winding Stream - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
August 04, 2014 - New York

Film screening and Q&A with director Beth Harrington Beth Harrington's film about the dynasty at the very heart of country music traces the ebb and flow of the influence of the original Carter family—A.P., Sara, and Maybelle—and their transformation into the Carter Sisters and Mother Maybelle. The marriage of June Carter and music legend Johnny Cash cemented the family's legacy, which continues today. *Walter Reade Theater

David Gray - Theater at Madison Square Garden
August 04, 2014 - New York

The singer-songwriter tours in support of his latest album, Mutineers.

AmericanaFilms: The Winding Stream - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
August 04, 2014 - New York

Film screening and Q&A with director Beth Harrington. Beth Harrington's film about the dynasty at the very heart of country music traces the ebb and flow of the influence of the original Carter family - A.P., Sara, and Maybelle - and their transformation into the Carter Sisters and Mother Maybelle. The marriage of June Carter and music legend Johnny Cash cemented the family's legacy, which continues today.

Erik's Reptile Edventure at the Long Island Game Farm - Long Island Game Farm
August 04, 2014 - Manorville

At Erik's Reptile Edventure Discovery Center you'll find alligators, bull frogs, turtles, snakes, and many other reptiles, bugs, and amphibians. Erik Callendar will be on hand certain dates this summer to teach children about his favorite animals. He will be at the Game Farm on July 12, July 19, August 2, August 4, August 7, and August 9.

Kinsey Report - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
August 04, 2014 - New York

The Kinsey Report is back in the groove. Indiana's first family of the Blues, forged in the "Steel City," also known as Gary, has returned to the studio after a 14 year hiatus to record Standing (I'll Be), a four song EP of contemporary and traditional blues, gospel and funk.

Rockland Boulders Baseball - Provident Bank Park
August 04, 2014 - Pomona

Cheer on the Rockland Boulders as they face the Trois-Rivieres Eagles.

Storytime and Pottery Painting - Glaze
August 04, 2014 - Orangeburg

Bring your preschooler to Glaze to hear a story and paint a piece of pottery that fits the theme of the story. This morning, kids will hear Giraffes Can't Dance by Giles Andreae and paint a giraffe. Call or visit online to register.

Build A Roller Coaster - Pomonok Library
August 04, 2014 - Flushing

Kids will create their very own roller coaster with poster board, tape and marbles.

Monday Minnows - The Whaling Museum & Education Center, Cold Spring Harbor
August 04, 2014 - Cold Spring Harbor

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

Framing The Phrase: Creative Writing in the Galleries - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
August 04, 2014 - New York

Class sessions: August 4, 5, 7, 11, 12, and 14, 2014, 1–4 pm Reading: August 14, 2014, 5:30–7 pm For teens in grades 9–12. Teens explore modern and contemporary art and respond to works featured in the museum's summer exhibitions through in-depth group conversations, sketching, and creative writing, facilitated by a professional writer and educator. The program concludes with a reading for family and friends.

Storytime and Pottery Painting - Glaze
August 04, 2014 - Orangeburg

Bring your preschooler to Glaze to hear a fun story and paint a piece of pottery that fits the them of the book. This week, hear Giraffes Can't Dance by Giles Andreae and paint a giraffe. Registration is required.

Toddler Workshop - Jill's Ceramics
August 04, 2014 - West Nyack

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

The Williamsburg Spelling Bee - Pete's Candy Store
August 04, 2014 - New York

From "broccoli" to "triskaidekaphobia," come test out your spelling in a bar backroom filled with smart people and beer. Free, open to all (21+). Signup begins at 7pm -- first 18 people get to play. Three-strikes-you're-out policy means more participation for everyone. Hosted by founder bobbyblue and comedian Jen Dziura. Winners get nerdy prizes and qualify for the annual Finals. Subway: L or G train to Lorimer. Pete's:

Family Film Feature:The Karate Kid - Ridgewood Library
August 04, 2014 - Ridgewood

Enjoy a screening of this 1984 sleeper hit that inspired three sequels and a remake. A handyman/martial arts master agrees to teach a bullied boy karate and shows him that there is more to the martial art than fighting. Rated PG.

Book Buddies - Long Island City Library
August 04, 2014 - Long Island City

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

Paper Engineering 101 - Glen Oaks Library
August 04, 2014 - Glen Oaks

Math teacher and origami wiz Karen Wellington will show children ages 6-12 how to use paper triangles to build a spherical container for storing precious items.

Mets vs. Giants - Citi Field
August 04, 2014 - Flushing

Cheer on David Wright, Curtis Granderson and the Amazin's take on the guys from the city by the bay.

Live Concert on the Center Green Driven By Nissan of Queens - The Shops at Atlas Park
August 04, 2014 - Glendale

Atlas Park is the place to be on Monday night. The fun begins at 6pm with a preconcert show for kids including free giveaways and more. Followed by a concert at 7pm featuring a new performer each week. Tonight's concert features 2U, an exciting U2 cover band.

COPE Parent Support Group - Cope House
August 04, 2014 - East Meadow

COPE, a grief and healing organization dedicated to supporting parents and families living with the loss of a child, holds monthly support groups meetings for bereaved parents two Mondays per month for parents on the North Shore. Parents and siblings new to COPE must call and speak to COPE's Executive Director Karen Flyer prior to their first meeting.

COPE Parent Support Group - Merrick Jewish Center
August 04, 2014 - Merrick

COPE, a grief and healing organization dedicated to supporting parents and families living with the loss of a child, holds monthly support groups meetings for parents one Monday of the month for parents on the South Shore. Parents and siblings new to COPE must call and speak to COPE's Executive Director Karen Flyer prior to their first meeting.

Monday Movies: Le Week-End - Floral Park Public Library
August 04, 2014 - Floral Park

Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan play a long-married couple who revisit Paris for a long weekend for the first time since their honeymoon, in hopes of rekindling their relationship. Le Week-End offers a sophisticated, well-acted portrait of late-life struggles and long-term marriage. RATED: R; 1hr. 33 mins.

Stories for a Summer's Night - Chappaqua Library
August 04, 2014 - Chappaqua

Isaac Bashevis Singer's stories about "The First Shlemiel" (the Shlemiel for whom all other shlemiels were named) are the inspriation for this evening of storytelling by Miriam Lang Budin.

Mixing-in-Math at the Mount Kisco Library - Mt. Kisco Public Library
August 04, 2014 - Mt. Kisco

Students entering Kindergarten and first grades will enjoy a variety of activities showing how much fun and universal math truly is. The program takes place upstairs in the small meeting room. Spaces are limited; registration is required. Please call 914-864-0130 or stop by the Children's Room to register. Mixing-in-Math is presented by the library's Learning Ambassadors. The Learning Ambassadors Program is sponsored by the Westchester Library System.

Mad Science Monday at the Mount Kisco Library - Mt. Kisco Public Library
August 04, 2014 - Mt. Kisco

A hands-on science program for students entering 2nd-4th grades. Today, the group will make and test different bubble recipes. Registration required. Call 864-0130 or stop by the Children's Room to register. Program will take place downstairs in the children's program room.

Here We Are Together: Story Time for Children - Mt. Kisco Public Library
August 04, 2014 - Mt. Kisco

A story time for children, from newborn to school age, with a parent or guardian.

Lego My Library! - The Field Library
August 04, 2014 - Peekskill

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

Movie Night - Astoria Park
August 04, 2014 - Long Island City

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

Drop-in Summer Crafts - Wilton Library
August 04, 2014 - Wilton

This week's crafts are all about Greek mythology. Come and make a Champion's Wreath, a Minotaur Mask, a Grecian Vase design and a scary Medusa Snake Headband, or color an original coloring sheet drawn by Staff member Shayna Simpson.

Movies Under The Stars:The Butler - Cunningham Park
August 04, 2014 - Fresh Meadows

Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House. The Butler 2013; Rated PG13, 132 minutes. Bring a blanket or chair. Free popcorn. Rain date: Tuesday August 5th.

Maker Mondays - Long Island Children's Museum
August 04, 2014 - Garden City

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

The Fixx-By Request - Highline Ballroom
August 04, 2014 - New York

Not sixty seconds into Beautiful Friction and it is clear; the haunting guitar of Jamie West-Oram, expressive synth of Rupert Greenall, pounding bass of Dan K. Brown, steady beat of Adam Woods and unforgettable vocals of Cy Curnin add up to the undeniable sound that could only be The Fixx. The band's tenth album studio album, finds The Fixx sharper than ever. The early to mid 80's was marked by several Top Ten Billboard hits for The Fixx. Curnin recalls the band's "MTV Days" with great fondness – how he felt he could have been singing "Ham and Eggs" instead of "One Thing Leads to Another" because the groove was so strong, how girls would throw underwear onstage while they played "Red Skies," a song about the aftermath of a nuclear fall out and how "Saved by Zero," a song about accepting emptiness, still resonates today.

Punk Rock Summer Nationals: The Offspring, Bad Religion, Pennywise & The Vandals - Terminal 5
August 04, 2014 - New York

From Flanders Fields: The Story Of WWI’s Western Front - Irene Diamond Stage at Signature Theatre
August 04, 2014 - New York

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of First World War (1914~1918), military veterans and actors from stage and screen will give dramatic insight into the War through a compilation of readings and visual imagery during From Flanders Fields: The Story of WWI's Western Front. Directed by actor Arliss Howard (Full Metal Jacket, Moneyball, The Time Traveler's Wife) and told through a wide range of voices — some familiar, some forgotten and some quite surprising — From Flanders Fields not only tells the story of “The Great War,” but reveals how its political and cultural impacts continue to ripple through our world today. Featuring remarks by Phil Klay, author of Redeployment, From Flanders Fields will include performances by Peter Scolari, Matt Burda, Michael Castelblanco, Marco Reininger, Kristen Rouse, Ed Walsh, Caleb Wells, Neath Williams and others to be announced. The piece consists of readings of poems, literature and documentary sources, illustrated with photographs and other visual elements. The production will include the words of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Rudyard Kipling, Alan Seeger, Joyce Kilmer, Ho Chi Minh, T.E. Lawrence, Erich Maria Remarque, Guilliame Apollinaire, Victor Hugo, Edith Wharton and others. Proceeds from the performance will benefit Arts in the Armed Forces, a non-profit organization dedicated to bridging the cultural gap between the United States Armed Forces and the performing arts communities by producing free theatrical performances for mixed military and civilian audiences. Tickets are $30 for single admission; $45 for single admission plus commemorative pin and poster; and $60 for single admission and a donation admission, providing a free seat for a member of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Chris Clark Bicycle Stunt Show - Morningside Park
August 04, 2014 - Harlem

Over the past decade professional stunt cyclist Chris Clark has competed around the world and entertained thousands at events like the Gravity Games, the Vans Warped Tour, New York's Times Square Parade and even the Olympic Games! Chris' Athletes Who Say NO program was developed to inspire children to find an active, healthy passion and use their desire to constantly improve as a means for keeping their lives on track, making healthy decisions and surrounding themselves with like-minded friends. During his high energy presentation, professional cyclist Chris Clark shares his story of growing up with a passion for cycling and how he used that passion to make friends, stay healthy, and even as an excuse to avoid the peer pressures all children face.

Diamond Skills - Frozen Ropes Syosset
August 04, 2014 - Syosset

Boys and Girls ages 5 - 12 are invited to join baseball and softball camp for a special half day trial rate. Have a blast while getting incredible hitting, pitching and fielding tips from our professional and engaging instructors. Call for more information and to register.

Game On! - New York Public Library Countee Cullen branch
August 04, 2014 - Harlem

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

Movie Monday - New York Public Library, St. Agnes branch
August 04, 2014 - Upper West Side

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

Try this!: Design a Vehicle - The Museum of Modern Art
August 04, 2014 - Midtown

in this drop-in art making class for kids ages 5 and older families will combine everyday objects to create a vehicle. Can you make it move?

Try this!: Balancing Mobiles - The Museum of Modern Art
August 04, 2014 - Midtown

in this drop-in art making class for kids ages 5 and older families will Create a sculpture that balances using everyday objects. In conjunction with the exhibition MoMA Art Lab: Movement.

Jessica Kirson's New Talent Night w/Sean Patton, Chris DiStefano, and More! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
August 04, 2014 - New York

Frantic! Free Comedy Show Hosted by Michael Kosta! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
August 04, 2014 - New York

Hosted by Michael Kosta and featuring Chris DiStefano, Nick Cody, Monroe Martin, Sean Patton, Molly Austin, and more!

Hudson Valley Llamas - White Plains Public Library
August 04, 2014 - White Plains

Two Llamas will visit the library! There will be a short storytime, followed by some fun facts about llamas. Children can pet them and take photos. Event takes place outdoors on the plaza.

Hudson River Park's Riverrocks - Pier 84
Through August 07, 2014 - New York Harbor

7/10 Wild Beasts 7/24 Teenage Fan Club 8/7 Temples

High School Portfolio Development Program - Queens Council on the Arts
Through August 07, 2014 - Astoria

The High School to Art School program (HS2AS) is a free portfolio development program aimed at developing and fostering an in-depth understanding of art, while guiding NYC high school students through the art college application process. Having served high school students of all backgrounds in the greater NYC area for over a decade, HS2AS has helped over 800 students reach their goal of being accepted into the best art programs and colleges throughout the country. Class runs from June 30th for 6 weeks, Monday through Thursday, from 10am-4pm. To apply please visit

Union Square's Summer in the Square - Union Square Park
Through August 07, 2014 - Union Square

Union Square's Summer in the Square is back this year and bigger than ever. Union Square Partnership's free weekly summer entertainment series is held Thursdays in Union Square Park starting June 12. The series offers a vibrant mixture of activities for everyone. At 10am, Kids in the Square kicks off in the Pavilion with Yoga StoryTime with Karma Kids, followed by a rotating lineup of the hottest children's performers and acts at 11am on the South Plaza of the park. At lunchtime, enjoy live jazz from the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in the park's Westside Seating Area. Finally, each Thursday will close at 7pm with wind down yoga sessions led by Om Factory.

WJCS Parent Management Training Summer Session Starts July 8 - WJCS Hartsdale
Through August 07, 2014 - Hartsdale

WJCS is offering a summer 10-session, evidence-based, parent management training group for parents of children with a developmental disability or with an autistic spectrum disorder. The group will meet on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:30-11am for five weeks, from July 8 to Aug. 7. Interested parents should contact Norma Litman, LCSW, program supervisor, as soon as possible for more information or to schedule an assessment. Norma can be reached at 914-949-6761 x408 or

Faculty and Student Showcase - Pelham Art Center
Through August 08, 2014 - Pelham

Pelham Art Center is pleased to present its highly popular Faculty and Student Showcase.

Faculty and Student Showcase - Pelham Art Center
Through August 08, 2014 - Pelham

Local Artists Exhibit New Work at Pelham Art Center's Faculty and Student Showcase. Pelham Art Center is pleased to present its highly popular Faculty and Student Showcase. This annual exhibition features both two- and three-dimensional work in a variety of mediums by the Art Center's distinguished teachers and enthusiastic students. Exhibited work includes, among others, charcoals, oils, black and white photographs,digital prints, mixed media, and ceramics. This exhibition provides a great opportunity to view and collect original work from emerging and established artists. Since its founding in 1970, the Pelham Art Center faculty has grown as the Art Center has increased its course offerings to embrace new media while continuing to provide instruction in traditional techniques. From beginners to accomplished artists, students of all ages who want to explore their creative potential have flourished by working with Pelham Art Center's teaching artists. More than 1,300 students, from ages 2-90+, attended over 100 visual art classes and workshops offered at the Art Center this past year. These classes are taught by more than thirty art educators, many of whom are participating in this exhibition alongside their students. This exhibition is on view from July 11 through August 8, 2014. There will be a free Opening Reception and All-Age Art Workshop for visitors and prospective students on Friday, July 11, from 6:30-8pm. In addition, the public is invited to meet the teaching artists to discuss course offerings and their work. About Pelham Art Center Pelham Art Center's mission is to provide the public with a place, the resources and the opportunity to see, study, and experience the arts in a community setting. Currently serving more than 16,000 adults and children in Westchester County and parts of the Bronx by offering high-quality free and affordable art programs year-round, Pelham Art Center is committed to the belief that the public's access to and participation in the arts strengthens communities and fosters lifelong engagement in the arts. Pelham Art Center, 155 Fifth Ave., Pelham, NY 10803. 914-738-2525. Email Hours: Tuesday–Friday, 10–5pm; Saturday, 10–4pm. Directions: Located five blocks from the Hutchinson Parkway exit 12, and 2 blocks from the Metro North Pelham stop. These events and programs are made possible, in part, by ArtsWestchester with funds from Westchester County Government. Pelham Art Center also receives funding from: New York State Council on the Arts, A State Agency; Westchester Jewish Community Services; hibu; Nurses Network of America; Town of Pelham; New Rochelle Campership Fund; Bistro Rollin; Robin's Art+Giving; Nycon; Junior League of Pelham, Prospect Hill Lunchtime Enrichment; Strypemonde Foundation; Mark Link Insurance; Broadway Electric, Owen Berkowitz; Members; and Annual Fund Donors.

Friday Night Fireworks - Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk
Through August 08, 2014 - Coney Island

End a beautiful beach day with a magnificent fireworks display at Coney Island.

Presencia: Works from El Museo's Permanent Collection - El Museo Del Barrio
Through August 09, 2014 - New York

The most recent exhibition of work from El Museo's permanent collection focuses on ideas of presence and its antithesis, absence. This theme is explored through photography, painting, prints, drawings, masks, and other objects. The exhibition investigates the visibility and invisibility of the human form through the presentation of the body in literal and conceptual ways. The featured artists play with their figures, showing bodies revealed and obscured, evidently displayed or camouflaged

Back Grounds: Impressions Photographiques (2) - Andrea Rosen Gallery
Through August 09, 2014 - New York

Andrea Rosen Gallery is thrilled to announce Back Grounds: Impressions Photographiques II, a historically rooted exhibition organized by Olivier Renaud-Clement that traces a profound lineage of conceptual, process-based photography. Ranging from early experimentations of the early 19th century in France to our contemporary era, this exhibition juxtaposes pioneering historical legacies with divergent contemporary trajectories, as means of building a contextual foundation for the experience and re-experience of such work. The resulting orchestration is an intimately curated dialogue between artists Liz Deschenes, Martin d’Orgeval, Gaylen Gerber, Karl-Heinz Hargesheimer, Sherrie Levine, Baron Adolphe Humbert de Molard, Alfred Stieglitz, and James Welling, which traverses between realms of methodology and intention, and channels attention to the processes of looking.

Lincoln Center Out of Doors - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Through August 10, 2014 - New York

Nearly 100 free performances will take place across the plazas of Lincoln Center during three weeks. A special Memorial Concert for Pete and Toshi Seeger on July 20 will be followed by the official opening concert on July 23 with Larry Harlow's Hommy: A Latin Opera, the landmark work's first performance in 40 years.

Story and Animal Program - Earthplace
Through August 10, 2014 - Westport

Children 5 and younger can visit Earthplace every week for story time and an animal encounter. Thursdays and Fridays year-round.

Pilobolus - Joyce Theater
Through August 10, 2014 - New York

Pilobolus steps into The Joyce for its annual season with two rollicking programs that exhibit the signature quirkiness and athleticism that leave audiences dazzled year after year. The roster includes a New York premiere created in collaboration with writer/director Shira Geffen and Israeli short story, graphic novelist, and film writer Etgar Keret. A second premiere is also on tap, as is [esc], last season's wildly popular work created with Penn & Teller, along with Day Two and more favorites from the rich Pilobolus repertory. Having sold out last season's family matinee, the company treats audiences to two family matinees this time around.

Charles James: Beyond Fashion - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through August 10, 2014 - New York

The retrospective exhibition features approximately 100 of the most notable designs produced by James over the course of his career, from 1929 until his death in 1978. The first-floor special exhibition galleries spotlight the glamour and resplendent architecture of James's ball gowns from the 1930s through 1950s with an elegant tableau celebrating such renowned clients of his as Austine Hearst, Millicent Rogers, and Dominique de Menil.

The Power of Poison - American Museum of Natural History
Through August 10, 2014 - New York

Cleopatra was said to prefer the bite of an asp, while the powerful Borgia family dispatched their enemies with arsenic in Renaissance Italy. For centuries, humans have marveled at the secrets of poisons and sought to harness their toxic powers -- and this exhibition will explore both the biological basics of poison and the ways in which people have confronted its perils and potential. Approaching poison from several different perspectives -- as a dynamic defense system used by animals locked in evolutionary arms races with predators; as a compelling thread that runs through familiar legends, myths, and fables; as a series of mysteries visitors encounter and solve, including what suddenly poisoned Captain James Cook and two naturalists aboard his ship in the autumn of 1774; and as a promising source for powerful medical treatments -- The Power of Poison brings into sharp focus this captivating topic.

The Power of Poison - American Museum of Natural History
Through August 10, 2014 - Upper West Side

The Power of Poison will explore poison's paradoxical roles in nature, human health and history, literature, and myth. Whether as a defense against predators, a source of magical strength, or a lethal weapon used as lifesaving medical treatment, the story of poison is surprising at every turn. Inviting visitors to explore some of history's most puzzling poisoning cases, the exhibition will include an interactive section where eyewitness accounts and clues can be used to solve poisoning mysteries, and a theater where live presenters will share dramatic stories of poisonings and forensic detection. A gallery of history's most mysterious poisonings, from Cleopatra's legendary snakebite to Napoleon's alleged death by arsenic, will lead visitors into the Understanding Poison theater. Here presenters will use props, animations, and audience volunteers to explore a real-world poisoning case that will highlight the dramatic advances in toxicology and forensics since the 19th century. Next, visitors will encounter a large-scale tableau of other puzzling cases and can solve the mysteries using an iPad game. For instance, visitors can discover what poisoned Captain James Cook and two naturalists aboard Cook's ship in 1774.

Roy R. Neuberger Exhibition Prize 2014 - Robin Rhode: Animating the Everyday - Neuberger Museum of Art
Through August 10, 2014 - Purchase

The Neuberger Museum of Art of Purchase College is organizing "Robin Rhode: Animating the Everyday," a ten-year survey of the work of the South African-born, Berlin-based artist. Curated by Helaine Posner, senior curator of contemporary art, and Purchase College professor, Louise Yelin, the exhibition will be on view from May 4 through Aug. 10. "Animating the Everyday" focuses on the digital videos that Rhode identifies as "animations," and the photographic series that correspond to or complement the time-based work. These animations articulate drawing and movement; juxtapose sound and image; recycle everyday objects such as bicycles, chairs, musical instruments, and sports equipment; and re-fashion artistic precursors and contemporaries such as Marcel Duchamp, Gerrit Rietveld, Mies van der Rohe, William Kentridge, and Richard Serra. Produced in studios, in the streets, and in Rhode's parents' yard in Johannesburg, the animations and photographs feature an uncanny conjunction of the familiar and the strange, and vividly stage the perils and delights of everyday life. The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully-illustrated catalogue with essays by the co-curators; by Tom Gunning, Professor in the Department of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Chicago; and by Leora Maltz-Leca, Assistant Professor of contemporary art and visual culture at RISD who focuses on South African art. Throughout his life, Museum founder Roy R. Neuberger was devoted to supporting and promoting the work of contemporary artists. Following that important vision, the Neuberger Museum of Art awards the Neuberger Prize every two years to an artist for an early career survey and catalogue. The Prize is a critical component of the Museum's commitment to support innovative, international art and artists in the early stages of their career. Projects of past Neuberger Prize recipients Tania Bruguera and Dana Schutz were met with great critical acclaim. In the third installment of this signature program, the Neuberger Prize will be awarded to an artist whose identity will soon be announced.

Ai Weiwei: According to What? - Brooklyn Museum
Through August 10, 2014 - Brooklyn

The first North American survey of the work of provocative Chinese conceptual artist, sculptor, photographer, filmmaker, and activist Ai Weiwei. This will be the first large-scale museum exhibition of Ai's work in New York and the final presentation on the exhibition's tour. The Brooklyn Museum will include several major works not seen in previous venues. Included among the new material is S.A.C.R.E.D., making its first appearance in North America since it debuted to critical acclaim during the Venice Biennale in 2013. Ai created this monumental work in response to his 81-day imprisonment by Chinese authorities in 2011. Each of the six iron boxes that make up the piece contains lifelike fiberglass dioramas of detailed scenes painstakingly reproduced from memory. The work documents and reveals the most painful and intimate moments of Ai's imprisonment, from periods of interrogation to such daily activities as eating, sleeping, showering, and using the toilet. The Brooklyn presentation will also feature a stunning site-specific installation of bicycles. This installation is part of a series of works by Ai using bicycles that is related to his childhood experience and to the bicycle's relevance to the lives of most Chinese people. Also making its debut is an installation of photographs and the personal belongings of Ye Haiyan, a women's rights activist who has been systematically targeted by authorities for her advocacy on behalf of female Chinese sex workers and evicted from her home numerous times. The exhibition will also premiere Stay Home!-- Ai's documentary about Liu Ximei, who contracted AIDS as a child after being given an HIV-contaminated blood transfusion at a Chinese hospital.

The Farm Theater Training Camp 2014 - Elmira College
Through August 10, 2014 - Elmira

The Farm Theater announces Training Camp 2014, a program that focuses on the development of pre-professional and early career theater artists. Training Camp will be held at Elmira College on August 4 through August 10. The Farm is seeking a diverse ensemble of sixteen theater artists to participate in this weeklong intensive, which will include classes in acting, writing, ensemble collaboration, and directing. Additionally, participants will collaborate with professional theater artists on the development of three new scripts. Training Camp offers a foundation of support and inspiration for future professional artistic pursuits and empowers multi-disciplinary theater artists to self-generate work and take initiative in their artistic careers. The rigorous curriculum is designed to strengthen fundamental skills in acting, writing, directing, and physical story telling, with a focus on developing multi-disciplinary artists. Tuition for the program is $1,250 and includes room and board for the week. For more information or to apply to the Farm Theater’s Training Camp 2014, visit ABOUT THE FARM THEATER - The Farm Theater’s mission is to cultivate artists, companies, and projects through workshops, productions, and mentoring. Padraic Lillis, founder and artistic director of The Farm, is a professional director, playwright and educator. This past season he was named one of Indie Theater Now’s People of the Year, and was the recipient of the NY IT Award for Outstanding Direction, and the Overall Excellence Award for New York International Fringe Festival. Lillis has taught with NYU’s Department of Dramatic Writing for over ten years and designed and oversaw the Labyrinth Theater’s Intensive Ensemble, a program that developed plays by Stephen Adly Guirgis, Halley Feiffer, Adam Rapp, John Patrick Shanley, Kristina Poe, Ken Lonergan, Brett C. Leonard, and Annie Baker.

Walk Among Live Butterflies - EXTENDED TO AUG. 10TH! - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through August 10, 2014 - Scarsdale

The annual exhibit is held in a hoop house structure, in a meadow, providing a natural setting for both visitors and butterflies. In addition to colorful and fragrant flowering plants, there will be New York native butterflies, Monarchs, Painted Ladies, and Swallowtails fluttering from blossom to blossom in search of nourishing nectar. You may even observe them resting in a shady spot to cool off or see them sipping water from a puddle. While enjoying the beauty of these delicate creatures, learn about the life cycle of a butterfly, from egg and caterpillar stages, to chrysalis and butterfly, and discover the unique relationship between specific plants and butterflies. The exhibit is appropriate for all ages and free with Museum admission. Visitors MUST stop by the Manor House first to pay admission and to receive a stamp in order to enter the hoop house. Runs June 28 through Aug. 10.

Family Favorite Chris Rowlands LIVE - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
Through August 10, 2014 - Bridgeport

August 1, 2, 3 , 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 10. Famous for getting everyone involved, Rowlands brings animals to life through kid-friendly songs, dance, puppets, and colorful props. Chris creatively blends music, comedy, and education to create fast paced, interactive shows that teach and inspire young people. Children are invited to wear fun hats and sing along with Rowlands on stage as he shares his self- penned songs about animals and their environment. Free with paid admission to the Zoo. Each performance is 30-35 minutes long.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Through August 20, 2014 - Westport

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

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

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

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

An overview of Italian Street Art through the work of 10 contemporary who are beginning to shape the future of art in

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