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Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on February 14


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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, February 14, 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 February 14. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Bronx, check out our complete calendar of events.

Shabbat for Tots - Union Temple
Through February 24, 2012 - Brooklyn

Singing, dancing, and a little Hebrew for toddlers, preschoolers, and their adult guests. Led by Yoshie - kids' favorite!

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

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

136th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show - Madison Square Garden
Through February 14, 2012 -

Individual breed judging will take place each day between the hours of 8:00AM and 6PM. All Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting and Herding breeds and varieties will be judged on Monday, with Groups judged on Monday evening. All Sporting, Working, and Terrier breeds and varieties will be judged on Tuesday, with Groups judged on Tuesday evening. Best In Show will also be judged on Tuesday evening. All Junior Showmanship preliminaries will be judged on Monday afternoon, with the finals to be held at 7:30PM on Tuesday evening. The Westminster Kennel club was established in 1877, and is America's second-longest continuously held sporting event, behind the Kentucky Derby. The show's first sellout of Madison Square garden occurred in 2005, and has sold out each year since.

Romeo + Juliet - New York City Ballet
February 14, 2012 -

After The Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet is perhaps the most choreographed ballet of the last 60 years. Most versions are set to Sergei Prokofiev's lush 1935 score, although some choreographers have used music by Tschaikovsky, Berlioz, and Delius. In May 2007, Romeo + Juliet, a sumptuous new production of Shakespeare's romantic tragedy choreographed by Peter Martins, entered the repertory of New York City Ballet. While Mr. Martin's work utilizes Prokofiev's score, the choreographer, following City Ballet tradition, has streamlined the action into two acts with one intermission (instead of the usual three acts). And also in NYCB tradition, his ballet focuses on speed and virtuosity and showcases young company dancers in the lead roles. Says Mr. Martins, "The production is to honor the 100th birthday of NYCB co-founder Lincoln Kirstein so we are also using teachers and student from the School of American Ballet, which Lincoln helped found, as well." The costumes and scenery are designed by acclaimed Danish artist, Per Kirkeby, who also collaborated with Peter Martins on the choreographer's 1996 NYCB production of Swan Lake. Kirkeby's use of jewel tones and stained glass scenic effects pay homage to artist Georges Rouault and his work for George Balanchine in the 1929 Constructivist-inspired Ballets Russes production of Prodigal Son. So, too, does the movable unit set that allows scenes to change before one's eyes, the action moving seamlessly from a bustling town square to Juliet's bedroom, from a ball room to a moonlit balcony. But above all, this is a production filled with dance, drama, and movement: passionate pas de deux, group dances by turns stately and exuberant, and realistic sword fights that will take your breath away.

Ernani - Metropolitan Opera
February 14, 2012 -

Angela Meade takes center stage in Verdi's thrilling early gem. Marcello Giordani and Roberto DeBiasio share the role of her mismatched lover, and all-star Verdians Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Ferruccio Furlanetto round out the cast.

Barry Manilow - Radio City Music Hall
February 14, 2012 -

Singer-songwriter Barry Manilow will return to Radio City Music Hall in New York City and perform three shows, February 10, 11, and 12, 2012. The announcement of these special concerts coincides with the release of 15 MINUTES, Manilow's first original album in 10 years and will be in stores on June 14. Tickets are on sale now! After having recorded six critically acclaimed albums of songs written by the greatest songwriters of all time - from Gershwin to Bacharach, as well as two Platinum Christmas albums-- Barry Manilow returns at last to his true passion: songwriting. Inspired by the Andy Warhol quote, "In the future, everybody will be world famous for fifteen minutes," this exciting guitar-driven pop album explores the perils and pinnacles of fame's double-edged sword. 15 MINUTES is a compilation of 16 original tracks written by Manilow and lyricist Enoch Anderson. Making a guest appearance on 15 MINUTES is young Nataly Dawn, lead singer of the white-hot group, Pomplamoose. Her rendition of "Letter From A Fan" is both innocent and eerie.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes - Wilton Library
February 14, 2012 - Wilton

Children and their caregivers sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. No registration necessary.

Cedric The Entertainer Valentine's Show - Beacon Theatre
February 14, 2012 - New York

Cedric the Entertainer, the star of "Barbershop" and Spike Lee's "The Original Kings of Comedy," brings his comedy to the historic Beacon Theatre for a special Valentine's Day show.

Foreigner - Acoustique The Classics Unplugged - The Town Hall
February 14, 2012 -

Foreigner will perform all of their greatest hits in a fully acoustic show.

Harlem Globetrotters 2012 World Tour - Westchester County Center
February 14, 2012 - White Plains

Think you know The Globetrotters? Think again because you've NEVER seen them like this. This year's team will not only feature favorite Globetrotters - Big Easy, Flight Time, Special K, Scooter, and more - but a new, exciting class of rookies.

A Pathway for Jewish Identity and Spirituality: the Book of Exodus in the Torah - Temple Sinai of Roslyn
February 14, 2012 - Roslyn Heights

The Book of Exodus tells the story of creation of the Jewish people. Join Rabbi David White for this lecture and discussion.

Tales & Tunes for Tiny Tots - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 14, 2012 - Garnerville

Walkers up to age 36 months with a parent or caregiver are invited for stories, fingerplays, songs, bubbles. Pre-registration is required.

Preschool Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 14, 2012 - Garnerville

Young readers ages 3-5 are invited for stories, songs, and more. Pre-registration is required.

Look, Listen and Learn - Wilton Library
February 14, 2012 - Wilton

Three and four year olds interact with stories, songs and acting out finger plays and rhymes to gain pre-reading skills and learn how to participate in a group setting. No registration neccessary.

Literary Littles - Wilton Library
February 14, 2012 - Wilton

Independent listeners ages 4-6 years come for stories, short films, songs and crafts. No registration necessary.

Let's Make Sweetheart Cupcakes - Taste Buds
February 14, 2012 - Manhattan

Bake pink cupcakes from scratch and learn fun and easy decorating techniques.

Free Play at the J - JCC Rockland
February 14, 2012 - West Nyack

Meet other parents and kids (ages 2-5) at this parent-hosted playdate in the Kantrowitz Kids Gym. The group meets most Tuesdays through June 19.

Valentine's Day - Beardsley Zoo
February 14, 2012 - Bridgeport

Anyone wearing red today gets 15% off admission.

Valentine's Day - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
February 14, 2012 - Bridgeport

Show your honey some love! Anyone wearing red today gets 15% off admission!

Valentine's Day Tea Party - Cupcake Corner Too
February 14, 2012 - Garden City

Enjoy heart-shaped cucumber, chicken salad, and grilled cheese sandwiches, delicious quiche, English scones), fresh fruit, strawberry yogurt, Valentine's Day cupcakes, cookies and other treats. A Valentine's Day themed craftwill delight everyone. Reservations and advance payment required.

Tuesday Tales - The Field Library
February 14, 2012 - Peekskill

Stories, songs, fingerplays, and fun for 3-5 year olds.

START (Story + Art) - Long Island Children's Museum
February 14, 2012 - 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.

Winter Vacation Adventures - Greenwich Audubon Society
February 14, 2012 - Greenwich

Children in grades K-5 explore the winter season with Audubon's experts. They will enjoy short nature hikes, learn how wildlife weathers winter's tough conditions and make crafts with new friends. Registration forms and details are online.

136th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show - Madison Square Garden
February 14, 2012 - Manhattan

Meet the competing pups and their owners, and see which canine is crowned Best in Show.

Afternoon Adventures: Love Birds - Birdcraft Museum in Fairfield
February 14, 2012 - Fairfield

Begin the session with a story then check the birdfeeders for cardinals and other birds. After, make heart-shaped treats to feed the center's winter animal friends. All ages are welcome; children must be accompanied by an actively participating adult. Live animals are not part of this presentation.

Colorful Tuesdays - RED! - Chappaqua Public Library
February 14, 2012 - Chappaqua

Children ages 3-5 fight back against winter's dreariness with color! Registration required.

Kiddie Kabaret - Scarsdale Public Library
February 14, 2012 - Scarsdale

Music, puppets, and fun with Nancie Schnur. For ages 1-1/2 to 3-1/2. No registration required.

Ensemble ACJW - Carnegie Hall
February 14, 2012 -

Hear the "fun, fearless, and effing great" (Time Out New York) young musicians of Ensemble ACJW bring to life Stravinsky's jazz-inflected, wacky (but topical) tale of a soldier who sells his soul to the devil for a book that predicts the uncertain economic future—information the soldier uses to become rich. Joining the Stravinsky is a new work by Sleeping Giant, a collective of emerging New York–based composers "rapidly gaining notice for their daring innovations, stylistic range, and acute attention to instrumental nuance" (WQXR).

The Philadelphia Orchestra - Carnegie Hall
February 14, 2012 -

For James Ehnes, Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto is a piece that exemplifies "so quintessentially who he was as a composer … once he found his voice, that voice was perfect." Ehnes brings this exemplary work of youthful 19th-century genius to Carnegie Hall with The Philadelphia Orchestra. As one of the world's great ensembles, the orchestra showcases its own virtuosity in Bartók's Concerto for Orchestra.

February 14, 2012 - Hicksville

A chocolate lover's delight. Each guest is provided with their own handmade chocolate candy house along with delicious, colorful confections, holiday accessories, and special icing. No valentine will be able to resist this chocolate masterpiece.

Lots of Love Sun Catchers - Long Island Children's Museum
February 14, 2012 -

Add a little love and sunshine to your home this winter as you create a special heart-filled decoration. Brighten your window during the frosty winter days or give it as a gift to someone special.

Valentine Arts and Crafts - Brooklyn Public Library, Kensington branch
February 14, 2012 - Kensington

Teenagers can make a valentine for a special somebody.

Valentine's Day Crafts - Brooklyn Public Library, Coney Island branch
February 14, 2012 - Coney Island

Make a Valentine's Day craft for a special person.

Valentine's Arts and Crafts - Brooklyn Public Library, Kensington branch
February 14, 2012 - Kensington

Teens can make a Valentine for a special somebody.

Fantasy Super Hero League - Brooklyn Public Library, Paerdegat branch
February 14, 2012 - Mill Basin

Have you ever wanted to be a superhero? Well now you can join us in creating super extraordinary, bizarre, powerful characters for the Brooklyn Public Library Paerdegat Branch Fantasy Hero League.

Healthy Cooking with Spices - Queens Library: Peninsula Branch
February 14, 2012 - Rockaway Beach

Struggling with what to make your kids for dinner? Perhaps you are looking for something with a better nutritional boost than boxed mac n cheese? Come to the library to learn the benefits of spices, grains, and herbs as well as how to use them in quick, easy, inexpensive, and delicious meals. Participants are welcome to sample the food prepared. Queens Library is not responsible for any allergic reactions or illnesses as a result of participation.

Love Stories from Beyond - Queens Library: Maspeth Branch
February 14, 2012 - Maspeth

Joseph Flammer and Diane Hill, Long Island's most famous ghost hunters and investigators of the paranormal, provide heartwarming true stories of real life experiences that explore how the love of deceased family members and friends transcends even death.

Valentine's Day Poetry Reading and Writing - Queens Library: Baisley Park Branch
February 14, 2012 - Jamaica

On the day when love is in the air more than usual, children will recite Valentine's Day poetry at the library. Then, they will get to write their own and share it with their peers.

Valentine's Cakes for Young and Not-So-Young - CakeSuite
February 14, 2012 - Westport

An extended class, to really hone your decorating skills. Learn to ice a cake in buttercream, and apply fondant, then get creative with fun decorations. Each participant goes home with a completed masterpiece.

Valentine's Day Soccer Drop-Off Program - Super Soccer Stars
February 14, 2012 - Upper West Side

Parents can enjoy a night out on Valentine's Day while Super Soccer Stars entertains their kids (ages 3-8). Drop your child(ren) off for 2.5 hours of soccer activities and games, Valentine's Day-themed arts and crafts, and a pizza party. Siblings welcome. Call or go online to register.

Penguin Pajama Pizza Party - Cold Spring Habor Whaling Museum
February 14, 2012 - Cold Spring Harbor

Parents take the evening off and bring your children, dressed in pajamas and with a pillow, for a fun evening. They learn all about penguins and enjoy a pizza dinner, penguin running games, crafts and a viewing of Happy Feet. RSVP by Feb 7 at ext 16.

Children's Storytime - Barnes and Noble
February 14, 2012 - Lake Grove

Stories, songs and crafts featuring a different theme every week.

Storytime for Preschoolers - Barnes and Noble -- Bay Shore
February 14, 2012 - Bay Shore

Children ages 3-6 are offered a school-like setting where stories and activities are theme-related and age appropriate.

Storytime for Babies and Toddlers - Barnes and Noble - Bay Shore
February 14, 2012 - Bay Shore

This weekly storytime is geared towards babies and toddlers who learn to listen to short stories and sing familiar songs. All ages welcome. Adult guidance and participation is necessary.

ANIME MANGA CLUB - Westhampton Free Library
February 14, 2012 - Westhampton Beach

Discuss the latest news about Japanese Anime and Manga. Enjoy movies and activities and get a first look at what's new to library's collection. No registration required.

Sweethearts Will Swoon Over Four Course Prix Fixe At York Grill - York Grill
February 14, 2012 - New York

York Grill will offer a four-course prix fixe on Valentine’s Day on Tuesday, February 14. The price of the prix fixe starts at $39.95 and includes a keepsake gift for your sweetheart. Menu is as follows: Amuse Bouche Appetizer Jerusalem Artichoke Soup Lightly creamed and finished with a dollop of crème fraîche and cayenne dusted toasted pumpkin seeds Warm Romaine Salad with Shaved Pecorino Romano Cheese Sundried tomatoes and pignoli nuts finished with a Parmesan Reggiano dressing Baby Arugula Salad Tossed with dried apricots and toasted pecans in a light balsamic vinaigrette topped with crumbled Gorgonzola cheese Crispy Virginia Tidewater Crab Cake Served over a shaved fennel and citrus salad with seasonally spice rémoulade Yellowfin Tuna Tartar Mounted with ginger, capers, wakeme and Serrano aioli served with ponzu and Malanga root chips Roman Style Braised Baby Artichoke and Charred Roma Tomato Served with a baby red oak leaf salad tossed with toasted walnuts in a light walnut-sherry vinaigrette Nola Calamari Served with Cajun spiced York rémoulade and Meyer lemon Entrée Jumbo Gulf Shrimp and Bay Scallop Risotto Tossed with salsa verde, English peas and fire roasted red peppers Grilled Atlantic Salmon Over a crispy Panko crusted sushi rice cake topped with a shaved carrot salad with a drizzle of arugula emulsion Pan Seared Chatham Day Boat Cod Over sautéed golden quinoa with baby tiger shrimp and scallion finished with a Veronique sauce drizzle and micro green crown One and a Quarter Pound Maine Lobster Stuffed with jumbo blue crab served with whipped potatoes, braised haricot verts, drawn butter and lemon Pan Roasted Panko Crusted Rack of Lamb Served with a sweet potato-gorgonzola gratin and jumbo grilled asparagus finished with a rosemary jus drizzle Grilled Marinated Skirt Steak Our house specialty served with caramelized onions, baby carrots and roasted garlic whipped potatoes Grilled Filet Mignon With oven dried paprika Roma tomatoes served with roasted garlic whipped potatoes, salsa verde, braised haricot verts finished with a burgundy demi glace Pan Roasted Crispy “Murray’s” Boneless Free Range Half Chicken Served with a Portobello, Crimini and oyster mushroom chasseur sauce and roasted garlic whipped Yukon gold potatoes Selection of House Made Desserts

Screening: 'Sesame Street: Elmo Loves You!' - Sony Wonder Technology Lab High Definition Theater
February 14, 2012 - Manhattan

The Sesame Street characters go on a Valetine's Day-themed adventure. Reserve tickets by phone beginning February 13. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Family Workshop: Who Do You Love? - Sony Wonder Technology Lab
February 14, 2012 - Manhattan

Want to send a special message to the one you love? Create and decorate a Valentine's Day mailbox, then create and deliver a special Valentine's Day card to someone you love.

Mike Edison's Dirty Valentine's Revue and Show - Manitoba's
February 14, 2012 - New York,

Gonzo raconteur and local author Mike Edison returns to the scene of his latest outrage for a special Valentine’s Day performance as part of the ongoing DIRTY! DIRTY! DIRTY! tour, celebrating his controversial new book, DIRTY! DIRTY! DIRTY!: Of Playboys, Pigs, and Penthouse Paupers, An American Tale of Sex and Wonder. As always, expect X-rated comedy, literary mayhem, dirty blues, high-minded hijinks and low-brow kicks, as well as excerpts from Mike Edison's legendary Penthouse letters, Hustler features, and more to celebrate the day of love. Providing a live soundtrack of beatnick bop and greasy R&B, Edison’s Rocket Train Micro Arkestra will feature The World’s Greatest Piano Player MICKEY FINN (the Left Banke, the Miracles) and legendary drummer DEE POP (Bush Tetras, Gun Club, the Contortions). And of course Edison will be blowing minds with his super-fuzz Theremin invention.

Champagne and Dessert Valentine's Day Cruise - New York Water Taxi
February 14, 2012 -

Romance on the high seas is on the horizon! Join NY Water Taxi for their Champagne and Dessert Valentine's Day cruise! Embark on a sumptuous champagne and dessert cruise aboard the New York Water Taxi with the glittering NYC skyline and majestic Lady Liberty as your backdrop. Enjoy an assortment of sweets to share with your sweetie, lip-smacking cocktails and music to set the mood. You will love this boat ride!?? INCLUDES: An assortment of desserts; Unlimited champagne, cocktails and soft drinks. SCHEDULE: Departs from Pier 17, South Street Seaport on Tuesday, February 14, 2011 from 9:00 pm-10:30 pm. TICKETS: Available Now! at $45 per person. *All passengers must be 21 years or older?; Valid ID must be presented to board vessel

Bike Valentine: Learn-to-Ride Class for Charity - Plymouth Church
February 14, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

Learn to ride a bike at this bicycling benefit to benefit the youth empowerment organization, I Challenge Myself. There will be Valentine's Day treats for all, and a certificate of accomplishment. Call to register.

A Psychoanalytic Approach to a Neurobiological Disorder: The Dyadic Treatment of a Toddler with Autism Spectrum Disorder - The New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
February 14, 2012 - Upper East Side

Dr. Susan P. Sherkow will present case material from a psychoanalytically-informed treatment of a pre-Oedipal boy diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, emphasizing a psychodynamic understanding of the biological mechanisms contributing to ASD symptomatology in children. Dr. Sherkow will illustrate the impact of ASD on aspects of social, emotional and cognitive development, and show how both a dyadic approach and play therapy techniques can be implemented as crucial additions to a treatment plan for children with ASD. Dr. Sherkow is a Supervising Analyst in the Child and Adolescent Division of NYPSI and a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Berkshire Psychoanalytic Institute. She is an Adjunct Clinical Professor ofPsychiatry at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and at Mount Sinai College of Medicine. Dr. Sherkow has recently published a paper on the treatment of childhood ASD in the Psychoanalytic Inquiry.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Nick & Toni’s Café - Nick & Toni's Cafe
February 14, 2012 - New York

Nick & Toni’s Cafe will celebrate Valentine’s Day with a $35 three course prix fixe and a la carte holiday specials in addition to the regular menu on Tuesday, February 14th. All guests will receive a sweet amuse of Chocolate Espresso Truffles with their meal. The restaurant will open at 5 p.m. The a la carte specials are as follows: Appetizer Hudson Valley Foie Gras, Toasted Brioche & Stokes Farms Squash Agro Dolce $17 Entrée Lobster Sautéed in Butter & Fresh Tarragon over Leek Risotto $32 Dessert Chocolate Passion Crespelle with Passion Fruit Sorbet $12 Specialty Cocktail Love Triangle $16 Bootlegger 21 Vodka, Blood Orange Juice, Gruet Blanc de Noirs Sparkling Wine, Garnished with a Blood Orange Chip

The Magnet School of the Arts, PS 171, Open House - Open HOuse at PS 171
February 14, 2012 - Long Island City

The Magnet School of the Arts, PS 171 offers arts integration in all classes. Students are encouraged to find the intellectual and emotional connection to the aesthetic experience of creating art. Instruction includes classes in visual arts, music, dance, theater and technology. To learn more about magnet schools in District 30 please call 718-759-4977 or email

Heart-Themed Cupcake Soap & Bling Your Bag - Make Meaning
February 14, 2012 - New York

Give your cupcake a special cupcake soap just for them – we’ll have all the valentine’s fixins for you to decorate to your heart’s content and we’ll even help you wrap it up nice and special to make the perfect gift. No Walk-Ins, RSVP REQUIRED.

Cake and Cocktails - Make Meaning
February 14, 2012 - New York

Come and get your cake-on with your friends, enemies or that special someone! We’ll have lots of inspiration and support to help you decorate a Valentine’s themed cake that will make you proud along with the drinks and hors d’oeuvres to keep you fortified and ensure you are inspired. You can follow our examples or feel free to explore your own Valentine’s creativity. No Walk-Ins, RSVP REQUIRED.

Valentine's Day Weekend aboard Bateaux - Bateaux New York
Through February 14, 2012 - New York

Nothing's more magnificent than a Valentine's Day celebration on the water aboard New York's most sophisticated cruising vessel, Bateaux. Distinctive cuisine. Live entertainment. Dancing cheek to cheek. Breathtaking views. Laughter and intimate conversation. Create a memory that will last as long as your love.

Baci Perugina Loves New York - NYC
Through February 14, 2012 - Manhattan

Perugina, known world-wide for its iconic Baci line and its commitment to the art of creating only the highest quality confections, announces the continuation of its “Baci Perugina Loves New York” campaign, with special shopping events and activities, just in time for Valentine’s Day. The program features alliances with Italian brands throughout the city, representing a variety of cultural touchpoints including food, fashion, culture and design, who will be hosting Baci tastings and offering complimentary gifts from Perugina. “As a confectionery brand synonymous with love and romance, we have a strong appreciation for the expression of this sentiment, especially at Valentine’s Day,” says Federico Giorgio Marrano, Perugina Export Manager – U.S. “Not only does Baci, mean “kisses” in Italian, but a real love story lies at the heart of its original Baci creation. Today, Baci are still hand-crafted in the heart of Italy, near the historic home of St. Valentine, just as they have been for the past 90 years.” FOOD - Salumeria Rosi – 283 Amsterdam Avenue; SD26 – Madison Square Park – 19 East 26th Street; Tarallucci e Vino – 15 East 18th Street; 475 Columbus Avenue; 163 1st Avenue ; 130 Greene St.; Uva Wine Bar – 1486 Second Avenue @ East 77th Street; Patsy’s – 236 West 56th Street; FASHION - La Perla – 803 Madison Avenue – Master Chocolate Demo & Shopping Event, Saturday, 2/11 @ 2-5 PM Sampling at other locations: 93 Greene Street (Soho); 425 West 14th Street (Meatpacking District); Kleinfeld Bridal – 110 West 20th Street, Tuesday, 2/14 @12-8 PM - By Invitation Only CULTURE - Rizzoli Bookstore – 32 West 57th Street; In store calligrapher to create your personalized love notes. 2/14 @ 12:30-3:30 PM Italian Cultural Institute– 68 Park Avenue, Baci tasting & history lesson with Italian classes. ITALIAN ICONS - Fiat of Manhattan – 711 11th Avenue; Vespa SoHo – 13 Crosby Street. OTHER - Spa Merge – 102 West 57th Street; Starbright Floral Design – 150 West 28th Street.

Valentine's Day Chocolate Demo - Rizzoli Bookstore
February 14, 2012 - new york

***In Store Calligrapher to create your personalized love notes*** Perugina, known world-wide for its iconic Baci line and its commitment to the art of creating only the highest quality confections, announces the continuation of its “Baci Perugina Loves New York” campaign, with special shopping events and activities, just in time for Valentine’s Day. The program features alliances with Italian brands throughout the city, representing a variety of cultural touchpoints including food, fashion, culture and design, who will be hosting Baci tastings and offering complimentary gifts from Perugina. About Perugina - The Perugina story is ripe with legend, tradition and romance. Best known for the iconic Baci line, Perugina confections are produced in the central Italian region of Umbria in the hill town of Perugia - the historic home of St. Valentine. As a result, it is only fitting that Baci, which means "kisses" in Italian, remains the company's signature confection. With a real love affair at the heart of its creation, almost 90 years ago, each Baci still contains a special message of love that hugs each individual confection. Crafted from only the finest chocolate and using the coveted original recipe, Baci feature a silky, dark chocolate exterior that envelopes gianduia, a sensuous whipped chocolate filling blended with finely chopped hazelnuts, then topped with a whole hazelnut.

Bad Ass Dolls Of Comedy - Valentine's Day Show hosted by Lynne Koplitz w/ comedians Jena Friedman, Marina Franklin, and Veronica Mosey - Le Poisson Rouge
February 14, 2012 - New York, NY

Lynne is a graduate of Troy State in Alabama. She moved to New York with theatre on her mind but turned to stand-up comedy after trying it on a whim. Now, she is one of America’s most sought after female comics - regularly headlining at major comedy clubs and colleges nationally. Premiering in January, Lynne will be co-starring with Joan and Melissa Rivers in We’s new reality show Joan Knows Best. Lynne was last seen starring as Dina in Z Rock (Seasons 1 & 2 now available on DVD) and alongside Cheri Oteri as Fran on AMC’s interstitial web series Life Coach. Lynne has been featured on Tru TV’s The World’s Dumbest Criminals, TBS’s Bitcoms, and in a national commercial campaign for Midol. Lynne had her own Comedy Central Presents… ½ hour special, and co-hosted the syndicated TV talk show Life & Style (w/ Kimora Lee Simmons and Jules Asner). She has also performed at HBO’s U.S. Comedy Arts Festival and on The Nasty Show at the Montreal Comedy Festival. Lynne was the host of the popular TV dating show Change of Heart and the cooking show How To Boil Water on The Food Network. Among her other many television appearances are CBS’s Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Comedy Central’s Premium Blend and Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, and The Greatest Joke Ever Told (with Lewis Black) for The History Channel. She has had development deals for new sitcoms with NBC, 20th Century Fox and Carsey-Werner Productions/Warner Television. She currently lives in Greenwich Village in NYC with her Yorkie Aldo.

Heart-Themed Cupcake Soap & Bling Your Bag Workshop - Make Meaning
February 14, 2012 - Upper East Side

Give your cupcake a special cupcake soap just for them -- Make Meaning will provide all the Valentine's Day fixins for you to decorate to your heart's content and then help you wrap up your creation to make the perfect gift. RSVP required.

Valentine's Day at Grand Central Oyster Bar - Grand Central Oyster Bar
February 14, 2012 - New York

The oyster is considered nature’s ultimate aphrodisiac (more on that later), so look no further than the Grand Central Oyster Bar as the restaurant of choice for romance on Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, February 14, when executive chef Sandy Ingber – well-known as the “Bishop of Bivalves” -- has 30 varieties of those “Pearls of the Sea” on the menu for those hoping to follow cupid’s arrow. Open for lunch and dinner.

Cicciabella Cowgirl Riders Popup Store - Cicciabella Cowgirl Riders Popup Store
Through February 14, 2012 - New York

Cicciabella, maker of children's shoes and slippers, will be celebrating their Cowgirl Riders line at their Cowgirl Riders Popup Store on February 13th and 14th. Hosted By: Footwear Designer Adria Laxson Special Appearances by Cicciabella model Eden Wood: Monday, Feb 13th, 1-3pm- Book signing for "Eden Wood: From Cradle to Crown" Tuesday, Feb 14th, 1-5pm- Musical Performance by Eden Wood

Make Delicious Desserts with a Pastry Chef on Valentine’s Day - 4food
February 14, 2012 - NY

- Whip up chocolate mousse, cannoli cream and chocolate dipped strawberries - Host Khahlidra Levister is an accomplished pastry chef and executive VP of 4food - Buffet dinner, craft beer, red and white sangria included in price There’s something classic about chocolates on Valentine’s Day. But why just buy a box of something sweet when it’s far more romantic to make stuff together? Get to know the complexities of cannoli cream, dip strawberries into molten chocolate, and whip up a pretty decadent chocolate mousse on Valentine’s evening with the help of accomplished pastry chef Khahlidra Levister at the commissary kitchen of 4food — an eco-friendly business in midtown that’s pioneering a way to de-junk fast food. While you’re waiting for your sweet creations to cool down, feast on a family-style dinner. Craft beer and sangria will be served throughout the experience. By the time you’re done dining, your delicious desserts will be wrapped and ready to enjoy at home (if you can keep you hands off them till then).

Dine Differently on Valentine’s Day at a New York City Supper Club - City Grit
February 14, 2012 - NY

- Multi-course menu prepared by Food & Wine Home Cook Superstar Sarah Simmons - Aphrodisiac-driven ingredients include oysters, fennel, figs, pomegranate, and chocolate - Perfect space for mingling — with or without a date It doesn’t matter what your relationship status is — something about Valentine’s Day always feels overrated. For couples, it’s usually the ridiculously marked-up menus. For singles, it’s the obligation to feel bitter. But there’s no need to form two camps on February 14th when culinary salon City Grit is hosting a party that caters to all. Inspired by the most seductive ingredients, Food & Wine Home Cook Superstar Sarah Simmons will feature ingredients like oysters, fennel, figs, pomegranate, and chocolate. Taking a break from the regular seated setup for supper club events, City Grit is turning the dining room into a space perfect for mingling, flirting and… These SideTour spots are part of the larger City Grit Valentine’s Day Party. There will be a selection of beer and wine available to purchase.

Spice Things Up this Valentine's Day Weekend! - Mole Restaurant
Through February 14, 2012 - Brooklyn

We've got the perfect ambiance, authentic culinary delights and exotic drinks waiting for you. All you need to do is make your reservations for a spectacular Valentine's Day weekend (Feb 10-14th). Book your table today!   Mole Restaurant & Tequileria has been serving up authentic regional Mexican fare in New York City since 1991. Featuring Fresh squeezed Lime Margaritas, Guacamole made-to-order table-side, a friendly, casual, cozy atmosphere and the most vibrant, savory flavors around.   With 4 convenient locations: LES (Lower East Side)  205 Allen St New York, NY 10014 (212) 777-3200 |   UES (Upper East Side) 1726 2nd Ave (between 89th St & 90th St) New York, NY 10128 (212) 289-8226 |   West Village 57 Jane St (Corner of Jane St & Hudson St) New York, NY 10014 (212) 206-7559 |   Williamsburg, Brooklyn 178 Kent Ave (Corner of North 4th St) Brooklyn, NY 11211  (347) 384-2300 |   Visit us at for more info.  Follow us at |

Freddie Jackson Valentine's Day Show - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
February 14, 2012 - New York

Freddie Jackson is one of the biggest stars to dominate the R&B charts seemingly at will in the late '80s and early '90s. Known for his sophisticated, romantic soul ballads aimed at adult audiences, he is also capable of tackling urban contemporary dance fare and even the occasional jazz tune. Like so many soul stars, Jackson was trained as a gospel singer from an early age, singing at the White Rock Baptist Church. There he met Paul Laurence, who would later become his producer and songwriting partner. During the early '80s, Jackson moved to the West Coast and sang lead with the R&B band Mystic Merlin, but he soon returned to New York to work with Laurence at the Hush Productions company. In 1985, Jackson landed a record deal with Capitol Records and issued his debut album Rock Me Tonight. The Laurence-penned title track stormed the R&B charts and made Jackson an instant sensation on urban contemporary radio. With recent releases like 2006's Transitions, which featured the hits "Until the End of Time" and "More than Friends", and 2010's For You, the legendary voice that produced almost a dozen No. 1 singles and several gold and platinum records continues to enchant audiences across the country.

Rizzoli Bookstore - Rizzoli Bookstore
February 14, 2012 - Manhattan

Perugina, known world-wide for its iconic Baci line and its commitment to the art of creating only the highest quality confections, announces the continuation of its “Baci Perugina Loves New York” campaign, with special shopping events and activities, just in time for Valentine’s Day. *Rizzoli Bookstore 32 west 57th street In Store Calligrapher to create your personalized love notes.

Valentine's Day Chocolate Demo - Rizzoli Book Store
February 14, 2012 - Manhattan

Perugina, known worldwide for its iconic Baci line of chocolates, announces the continuation of its "Baci Perugina Loves New York" campaign, with special shopping events and activities. In honor of Valentine's Day, an in-store calligrapher will help visitors create their own personalized love notes.

Valentines Day 'Dinner and a Movie' - Haab Restaurant
Through February 14, 2012 - Brooklyn

VALENTINES DAY WEEKEND IN WILLIAMSBURG BROOKLYN: (Feb 10-14th, 2012) 3 Course Valentines day Pre Fixe Menu and Dinner and a Movie Night for $21.95 Pre Fixe Menu Includes: ENTREE: Roasted Red Snapper w/ grilled asparagus, potato gratin in guajillo wine sauce or Grilled steak chop w/ rice, refried beans, grilled cactus shallots in red wine sauce SIDE: Tortilla soup w/ mixed vegetables, topped with cotija cheese or Mixed green salad w/ house dressing DESSERT & COMPLIMENTARY GLASS OF CHAMPAGNE also enjoy the Dinner & a Movie with a romantic classic from Mexican Cinema BOOK YOUR TABLE TODAY! MEXICAN CINEMA NIGHTS: (Every Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday) Our homage to classic Mexican cinema. From comedy to romance you’ll witness the visual masterpieces that have been produced throughout the years. Opening night | Feb 14th, 2012 Complimentary Ceviche Tostadas with meal or drinks 2 showings each night: (Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday) 6pm-8pm and 8pm-10pm Log on to or call us at 718.388.4261 for more information Follow us at and

DropOut for Valentine’s with live show by The Drums and DJ Miss Guy @ WiP - WiP
February 14, 2012 - New York

DropOut for Valentine’s with live show by The Drums and DJ Miss Guy @ WiP Tuesday, February 14th Live show by: THE DRUMS @ 12am With DJ Miss Guy Weekly Hosts: Noah Valentyn, Lyle Derek, Darian Darling, Kiss, Tommy Hottpants, John Renaud, Michelle Tillou, Tim Goossens GOGO girls!!! Door by Kimyon. Doors at 9:30 PM Guest list only. WiP - 34 Vandam Street Check out Miss Guy’s music video “Dumb Blonde” -

UG! COMEDY SHOW!! 3.0 (Tuesday Feb. 14th) - Mug Lounge
February 14, 2012 - NYC

UG! COMEDY SHOW!! Tuesday February 14th, 2012 ed. SPECIAL VALENTINES UG!: To show love for all our peoples, We’re hooking all our audience members up with a complimentary vodka drink before the show! (also: a shot for our audience left over at the end of the show!! Whoot!) So no excuses! Bring your date, or if you’re (especially) single come down too! I’m sure you won’t be single for long (wink nudge bang) Let’s tear the night up, UG IT! ---------- Todd Montesi and Pat Rigby present awesome comics in front of a cool supportive crowd in the epicenter of hip NYC the East Village. Featuring both established comic veterans you've seen on TV to the up and comers, UG guarantees a swell time all for FREE! We've also got tons of drink specials ($3 drafts $4 wells)! So what are you waiting for? Come down and UG! it with us!!! UG! COMEDY SHOW!! (Now @ MUG) Presented by Todd Montesi and Pat Rigby TUESDAYS @ MUG Lounge 448 East 13th st. (bet. 1st and ave. A) showtime: 8:00PM No Cover, One Drink Min. ($3 drafts, $4 wells) For info/reservations: (646) 746-1357 Via subway: L train to 1st ave.; or F train to 2nd ave. This week's guests (Tuesday February 14th, 2012 lineup): Dangerous Danny Cohen! Johnny ‘Ziti’ Zito! One Bad Mamma, Samma Jamma! The Ukrainian Sensation Boris Khaykin! From America’s Funniest Home Videos Ian Ghent! A Special Valentine’s Scrant From Lizzie Buck! He’s Single Ladies: Mr. Joe Dixon! Newbie But A Goodie Daralyn Kelleher! Et al.! Hosted by Pat Rigby! Featuring Todd Montesi!! UG IT!

Park Here's Mommy Mornings - Openhouse Gallery
Through February 15, 2012 - NoLita

Openhouse Gallery provides moms with an escape from winter in a private, safe, and warm space. Park Here's Mommy Mornings at the pop-up park features mom and kids yoga, trunk shows, musical singalongs, arts and crafts workshops, and organic coffee and tea. For more information on specific daily activities, call or visit the website.

New Canaan Nature Center: Winter Break Programs - New Canaan Nature Center
Through February 16, 2012 - New Canaan

Kids spend their day enjoying a variety of winter-themed adventures on the 40-acre nature center's campus including sledding, making snowmen and forts and learning about animals and the outdoors. Call ext 20 to register.

Minimum Rage - Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre
Through February 16, 2012 - New York

Sue Smith has an anger problem. In her drug-addicted early 20s, she lost her father and stifled her feelings. But now, in this new solo show, Sue unleashes those years of pent up rage all over your stupid face. If she's ever waited on you, taught you yoga or wiped your snotty nose, there's a good chance you're in this show. Don't worry though, she's also going to throw you a party. And there will be presents!

Lincoln Square BID's Fashion Plate Prix Fixe & Crew Cuts Deals - Various Lincoln Square-area restaurants & eateries
Through February 16, 2012 - New York

It is time once again for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week to bring high fashion to Lincoln Square. As in the past chefs from 25 of Lincoln Square's finest restaurants will be offering New Yorkers sumptuous meals at affordable prices as part of the Lincoln Square BID's very own restaurant week: Fashion Plate Prix Fixe. The Fashion Week Prix Fixe promotion is open to the public, with special lunch and/or dinner menus and gives everyone an exciting opportunity to rub shoulders with other stylish sophisticates while dining in some of the city's finest dining establishments. Reservations are highly recommended. To learn more, visit:

Scenes from Zagreb: Artists' Publications of the New Art Practice - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through February 17, 2012 - Manhattan

The New Art Practice was a term created for a generation of artists in the former Yugoslavia active in the late 1960s and throughout the 1970s. These artists shifted their practice to spaces outside the traditional studio, onto city streets, into artist-run spaces, and in multimedia performances and experimental publications. Focusing on artists working in the city of Zagreb, this exhibition documents aspects of this shift and highlights the ability of artists' publications to record these often ephemeral gestures and ideas. While artists such as Goran Trbuljak, Braco Dimitrijevic, Sanja Ivekovic, Mladen Stilinovic, and Vlado Martek, among others, worked in a variety of mediums, they shared a common impulse to produce publications. These artists questioned and played with ideas about the place of an artist within this particular political and socioeconomic context. Their work often involved public participation and blurred traditional notions of authorship through collective activities, chance operations, and the appropriation of language and imagery from the state and commercial media. The materials in this installation resonate with other contemporaneous scenes in Eastern and Central Europe and with broader international trends, while also providing an insight into very local networks of experimental artists and writers in Zagreb.

School Vacation Workshops: Fine Arts in Greenwich - Bruce Museum
Through February 17, 2012 - Greenwich

A workshop for students in grades 1–3, who explore the exhibition Coming Full Circle: The Greenwich Art Society Celebrates 100 at the Bruce Museum, and then work on a fine art project in drawing, printmaking, sculpture and painting.These inclusive workshops are suitable for students of all abilities. Call or email for reservations.

Tying the Knot & Make Your Own Valentines - Cold Spring Fish Hatchery and Aquarium
Through February 17, 2012 - Cold Spring Harbor

Practice tying fishing and boating knots at hands-on learning stations throughout the Hatchery. Also, make your own valentines.

La traviata - Brooklyn Academy of Music
Through February 18, 2012 - Fort Greene

New York City Opera comes to BAM with Verdi's masterpiece La traviata in a new production by acclaimed director Jonathan Miller (St. Matthew Passion, BAM 2009 Spring Season; Il matrimonio segreto, BAM 2008 Spring Season). Miller's take on this tragic tale of love and life -- both lost and found -- focuses on the psychological drama between the characters, powerfully conveyed with stark realism by an outstanding cast. Brooklyn native Laquita Mitchell, hailed by The New York Times for her "powerful" voice, stars as opera's most fascinating heroine opposite Canadian tenor David Pomeroy in his City Opera debut.

Korean Eye: Energy and Matter - Museum of Arts & Design
Through February 19, 2012 -

Internationally-acclaimed exhibition Korean Eye: Energy and Matter, sponsored by Standard Chartered, shines a spotlight on new work by contemporary Korean artists. Korean Eye: Energy and Matter reflects a new era of diversity in Korean life, politics, and culture, and offers a unique opportunity for education and appreciation of Korea's rapidly developing art scene, which until recently has seen little global exposure. Korean Eye: Energy and Matter extends MAD's focus on materials and process in contemporary art and design by showcasing works of art in an astonishing range of materials, reflecting the ways in which Korean artists today are exploring techniques both traditional and innovative. Korean Eye: Energy and Matter offers an illuminating commentary on the philosophical and aesthetic conditions of modern Korean culture, from virtual reality and the pervasive influence of fantasy and pop culture to the dehumanization inherent in a post-industrial society. By turns ironic, satirical, and metaphorical, the exhibition includes photo-sculptures by Seung Hyo Jang; embroidery and acrylic paintings by Young In Hong; a large, imposing shark fabricated from reclaimed and repurposed automobile tires by Yong Ho Ji; and Meekyoung Shin's astonishing "antique" porcelain vases, rendered in soap.

Merrily We Roll Along - New York City Center
Through February 19, 2012 - New York

Tue 7pm, Wed 7:30pm, Thu-Fri 8pm, Sat 2 and 8pm, Sun 2 and 7pm (Exception: Wed 2/15 7pm) Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's legendary musical runs backwards in time from 1980 to 1955, examines the lives of three people whose friendship is tested by time, ambition and fate. It includes some of Sondheim's most brilliant and bruising songs, including "Not a Day Goes By," "Old Friends" and "Our Time." Frequent Sondheim collaborator James Lapine, who directed the show's 1985 run, returns to direct the Encores! production.

'The History Mystery' - TADA! Youth Theater
Through February 19, 2012 - Manhattan

A musical time-travel adventure in which you'll meet Martin Luther King, Jr., Eleanor Roosevelt, and the Wright Brothers as children and imagine why they grew up to do the things they did.

Rather Unique - Woodward Gallery
Through February 19, 2012 -

New for 2012, Woodward Gallery invites Harlem-based street Artist Royce Bannon as their first-ever guest curator for an exhibition with rather unique art. This exhibition will highlight a group of trendsetting artists who stand out in street and graffiti genres. The artists include: Cassius Fowler, Celso, Chris RWK, Cope2, Darkcloud, H.veng.Smith, Indie184, infinity, KA, Keely, Kenji Nakayama, Kosbe, Matt Siren, Moody, Nose Go, Royce B, Russell King, UR New York, Veng, and Wrona. While how they each create differs, they are commonly driven to share art with their peers without-constraints. This public focus has afforded the group to experiment and redefine their creativity with instant feedback and inspiration from colleagues. Bannon selected these few for their resolve and commitment. They have worked obsessively over the years to get their public art recognized. Each one of them has a rather unique style that I really can't compare to any one else's. If I mention a Darkcloud, a Matt Siren, or a Cope2 you know exactly what I'm talking about- even if you're not into the scene- you can see their (iconic) images in your head...Everyone does wheat paste, and stickers, or (tag) throw ups, but this group of artists...make what they do really pop. Woodward Gallery acknowledges these most contemporary of artists and their contribution to the new world of art.

Projects 96: Haris Epaminonda - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through February 20, 2012 - Manhattan

Berlin-based artist Haris Epaminonda (b. 1980, Nicosia, Cyprus) is internationally known for her photographic assemblages constructed from books and magazines of the 1950s and 1960s, and for her video installations, in which film and television footage culled from Greek soap operas, are reshot or re-edited in new sequences with a single soundtrack that provides an acoustic link. This exhibition presents Epaminonda's three-channel video installation Tarahi IIII, V, VI (2007), part of an ongoing series that enlists the use of reverse shooting, montage, cuts, superimposition, and repetition of motifs to address the permeability of memory. Favoring a slowed-down, filmic flow and the lush colors one associates with the saturated hues of Douglas Sirk's melodramas, these enigmatic videos are presented in a new installation involving sculptural and architectural structures—columns, pedestals, drapery, and niches—specifically conceived for the space at MoMA. The exhibition marks the 40th anniversary of the Projects series, which has played a critical part in the Museum's contemporary art programs.

Victorian Watercolor Painting - Conklin Barn
Through February 20, 2012 - Huntington

Adults and children in 4th grade and older learn traditional English watercolor and ink drawing. After completing this class, attendees have the skills to transfer a drawing to paper, use a dip-type pen with bottle ink, and apply watercolors in layers with precision.

Jackson Heights 3am - Queens Theatre
Through February 25, 2012 - Corona

Curious about what kind of Jackson Heights comes out after dark? Gather the family to see a multicultural cast of 24 actors bring to life livery cab drivers, police officers, Bangladeshi insomniacs, expatriate ER doctors, Ecuadorian waitresses, Colombian drag queens, and other denizens of the neighborhood.

Bilingual Birdies: Spanish Program - Ottendorfer Public Library
Through February 25, 2012 - Manhattan

A Spanish language and live music program for children ages newborn to 5 years old with a parent/caregiver. The bilingual musicians teach through music, movement, puppetry, and games.

Spanish Speaking Parenting - Saltzman Community Center
Through February 25, 2012 - Hempstead

Enhance your parenting skills in this 6-week course. Topics covered include strengthening the parent-child relationship, effective discipline, raising healthy children, co-parenting together, time management and building a support system. This class meets Saturdays. Call to register.

Parenting Group - Saltzman Community Center
Through February 25, 2012 - Hempstead

Enhance your parenting skills in this 6-week course. Topics covered include strengthening the parent-child relationship, effective discipline, raising healthy children, co-parenting together, time management, and building a support system. This class meets on Saturdays. Please call to register.

'Resourced: The Influence of Photography in Contemporary Art' - Lyons Wier Gallery
Through February 25, 2012 - New York

Artists’ Reception: Thursday February 2nd (6-8pm) Nearest subway: C,E @ 23rd St & 8th Ave Lyons Wier Gallery is pleased to present Resourced, an exhibition of eight contemporary artists who use photography to create and sometimes inspire their art making. Each artist appropriates certain aspects and assets afforded by the camera, creating work that is referential but independent in spirit. The featured artists are: Ryan Bradley, Mary Henderson, David Lyle, Tim Okamura, Fahamu Pecou, James Rieck, Aristides Ruiz, and Cayce Zavaglia. Although the advent of the Daguerreotype utilized and revolutionized the principles of the camera obscura by capturing images in the early nineteenth century, the use of the camera obscura as a preparatory tool for artists dates as far back as the Renaissance when in 1490, Leonardo da Vinci wrote the first detailed description of the camera obscura in his “Atlantic Codex.” Resourced presents a contemporary look at the influences and inspiration borne from the platforms of photography, ranging from found vernacular photography to self-portraiture. Collectively, the exhibition reveals the inexhaustible possibilities of how an artist can appropriate and re-contextualize a photographic image into a distinct conceptual perspective through various other media. The artists’ methodology of capturing a moment or finding inspiration is as subjective as their aesthetic point of view. Some artists choose to take a traditional approach by staging studio shoots that generate self-produced photographs open for creative transformation. This can be seen in Ryan Bradley’s digitally manipulated shots of muse Adi Neumann that result in ornate hand drawn deconstructions of the female figure, Fahamu Pecou’s painted self-portrait that evolves into a parody of contemporary media, Cayce Zavaglia’s intimate and striking portrait of her daughter, Abbi, that becomes a painstaking hand stitched embroidery on canvas, and Tim Okamura’s expressive and provocative oil portrait of friends that he intuitively situates within urban environments of New York and its surrounding boroughs. Others artists seize captured moments from the past and present for re-contextualization, thereby transforming the original source material via personal and societal prisms into another place and time. David Lyle’s use of found vernacular prints and vintage photographs are cleverly reimaged and redefined within our contemporary zeitgeist, executed in his limited use of only black paint. Mary Henderson’s oil paintings source images from photo-sharing websites that she alters compositionally into an intentional public image executed in paramount technical detail. Aristides Ruiz’s hyperrealist ballpoint drawings metamorphose extracted shots of animated New York streets into baffling renderings of urban life. And finally, James Rieck’s appropriation of commercial advertising into deliberately cropped photo-realist paintings truncates contemporary culture to its essence. As Lyons Wier Gallery specializes in “conceptual realism”, the common ground shared in Resourced is the realist platform that photography allows and the conceptual leap the artist affords.

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