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Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on February 27

February 27, 2013   |    

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

Free Play at the J - JCC Rockland
February 27, 2013 - West Nyack

Meet other parents while your child, 6 months - 2 years, has fun in the JCC's the Kantrowiz Kids Gym or Lewis Family Playground (weather permitting). This weekly playgroup is hosted by Hillary Glass and is held most Wednesdays through May 29.

Parsifal - Metropolitan Opera
February 27, 2013 -

Director Francois Girard's timeless new vision for Wagner's final masterpiece explores the many facets of this mystical score, while designer Michael Levine (Eugene Onegin) creates a surreal landscape. Jonas Kaufmann stars in the title role of the innocent who finds wisdom. His fellow Wagnerian luminaries include Katarina Dalayman as the mysterious Kundry, Peter Mattei as the ailing Amfortas, Evgeny Nikitin as the wicked Klingsor, and Rene Pape as the noble knight Gurnemanz. Daniele Gatti conducts.

Winter Wednesday Story Time - Congregation Sons of Israel
February 27, 2013 - Upper Nyack

The synagogue hosts this weekly play-date featuring stories and songs with a Jewish twist. Continues every Wednesday until March 20 (except Feb. 20).

Dream - Ridgefield Playhouse
February 27, 2013 - Ridgefield

Dream is an edutainment musical event that brings the days of Martin Luther King to life. Mr. History travels back in time with five ethnically diverse 8- to 12-year-olds to show them that history is not the boring subject they might think. Dream is the story of the days when Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks demonstrated that you can fight your fight in a non-violent way and change the world.

Books for Babies - Wilton Library
February 27, 2013 - Wilton

This program offers songs, play, and gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. No registration necessary.

Wonderful Ones and Twos with Caregivers - Wilton Library
February 27, 2013 - Wilton

This program is a sharing time for 1 and 2 year olds and their caregivers. The emphasis is on books, with some songs and toy times. No registration necessary.

Danna Banana - Bank Street Bookstore
February 27, 2013 - Upper West Side

Danna Banana performs music for kids that parents can stand every Wednesday at the bookstore.

Toddler Storytime - Manhasset Public Library
February 27, 2013 - Manhasset

Toddlers 18 months - 2� years are welcome at this fun event where familiar rhymes, favorite songs, and gentle stories are the foundation of this fun-filled introduction to storytime for children and their caregivers.

Cookie Decorating Workshop - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 27, 2013 - Garnerville

Young artists in grades 1-6 are invited to decorate cookies. The library will provide the icing and toppings, Kids bring their creativity and imagination.

Family Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 27, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-6 and their caregivers can come in for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more. Pre-registration is required. Wednesdays through May 15.

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library
February 27, 2013 - Garnerville

Creative kids ages 4-12 can play with the library's LEGO's or bring their own. Wednesdays through May 15.

Joshua Bell, violin; Sam Haywood, piano - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
February 27, 2013 - New York

Avery Fisher Career Grant winner and favorite Lincoln Center artist Joshua Bell returns to Alice Tully Hall for an intimate recital of works by Schubert, Strauss and Prokofiev. Schubert: Sonatina in A minor, D.385 Strauss: Violin Sonata in E-flat major, Op. 18 Prokofiev: Violin Sonata in D major, Op. 94bis

Kathy Mattea - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
February 27, 2013 -

Twice named Female Vocalist of the Year by the Country Music Association, Kathy Mattea is among the most successful women in the genre's history. The Grammy winner shares her personal journey with the New York City release of her latest CD, Calling Me Home.

HypnoBirthing Class - BirthingWisdom
February 27, 2013 - Blauvelt

Hypnobirthing® is a relaxing, stress-free method of birthing based on the belief that when a mother is properly prepared for birthing physically, mentally, and spiritually, she can experience the joy of birthing her baby in an easier, more comfortable manner. Over the span of five classes, participants will be introduced to techniques of self-hypnosis utilizing controlled deep breathing, visualization, and imagery to produce deep relaxation. Lectures highlight the birth process, birthing options, exercise, nutrition, anatomy, birth planning, c-section prevention, breastfeeding, and baby care. Classes held through March 13 other than February 13.

Story Time - The Jumping Gym
February 27, 2013 - West Hempstead

Everyone is welcome to free storytime. If there is time after the story there will be arts and crafts projects.

Bilingual Family Night - White Plains Public Library
February 27, 2013 - White Plains

Storytime in English and Spanish for children and their families. Includes craft and a cookie snack.

Boppin’ with Bonnie - Congregation Sons of Israel
February 27, 2013 - Upper Nyack

Children up to age 4 can join trained music teacher and ventriloquist Bonnie Halfond for music, movement, and puppets. Pre-registration is requested.

Storytime: Happy Birthday Amelia Bedelia - Barnes & Noble -- The Palisades Center
February 27, 2013 - West Nyack

Over the past 50 years, Amelia Bedelia has given children countless laughs, smiles, and enduring stories that truly inspire a love of reading. At this special story time, young readers will celebrate her birthday.

Lego My Library! - The Field Library
February 27, 2013 - Peekskill

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

Movie Night - Who's watching you - Bruce Museum
February 27, 2013 - Greenwich

As the use of social media, cell phones and technology explodes across the globe, the concept of ?privacy? becomes increasingly elusive. Our attachment to these new mediums of communication offers unprecedented connectedness ? but also comes with a price. Privacy explores the dangerous, unintended consequences of privacy invasion taken too lightly. The evening will feature a Q&A with producer Anre Garrett. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

CRITTERS, CRAFTS, AND KIDS - Greenburgh Nature Center
February 27, 2013 - Scarsdale

Enjoy wonderful fall days at the Nature Center with walks, live animals, and stories. Dress for outdoor activities. For children ages 18 mos.-5 years with a parent/caregiver.

Sleeping Beauty Dreams - Long Island Children's Museum
February 27, 2013 - Garden City

Mexico's Marionetas de la Esquina Family Puppet Theater re-imagines the classic Brothers Grimm fairytale as a modern story. Award-winning playwright Amaranta Leyva, reimagines the famous princess as an overprotected daughter looking for a way to break free of her castle walls in order to search for true love?and her true self.

Sleeping Beauty Dreams - Long Island Children's Museum
February 27, 2013 - Garden City

Mexico's Marionetas de la Esquina Family Puppet Theater re-imagines the classic Brothers Grimm fairytale as a modern story. Award-winning playwright Amaranta Leyva, reimagines the famous princess as an overprotected daughter looking for a way to break free of her castle walls in order to search for true love?and her true self.

Music and Movement - Long Island Children's Museum
February 27, 2013 - Garden City

It's music, music, music. Musical instruments and catchy sing-along songs get the youngest children to move their bodies.

stART (Story + Art) - Long Island Children's Museum
Through February 27, 2013 - Garden City

Each week Ms. Ashley will read a different story that relates to the season. Afterwards, the children will create a art project about the story they read. The program runs through February 27, 2013.

Great Women Artists: Georgia O�Keeffe (2000) - Nassau County Museum of Art
February 27, 2013 - Roslyn Harbor

A 45-minute film about this 20th-century American painter best known for her dramatic large paintings of desert flowers, cowskulls and the scenery of Northern New Mexico. First come, first seated.

February is Art for the Heart Month at Agora Gallery - Agora Gallery
Through February 27, 2013 - New York

This February, Agora Gallery is proud to present two exhibitions that will warm your heart and touch your soul, bringing light and life to the winter days. Idiosyncratic Expressions delves into the diverse and diverting nature of perception and individual expression and awareness. Uniting a very personal approach to human nature and the world around us with an ability to expose the shared understanding that binds us together, these works both inspire and celebrate the variety of existence and the power of vision. In Degrees of Abstraction, the audience will be introduced to the work of artists who are constantly reworking the boundaries and borders of skill and possibility. Lively, innovative impressions of both reality and inner life take the potential of visual expression to a whole new level. February is also Heart Month and to celebrate we’re doing something a little special. Some of the artists in this exhibition have created artwork especially for the occasion. The entire sales proceeds from the sales of these particular pieces of art will be donated to the Children’s Heart Foundation. The exhibitions open on February 7, 2013 and run until February 27, 2013. The opening reception will take place on the evening of Thursday February 7, 6-8 pm. Entrance is free and all art enthusiasts are warmly welcomed to attend and meet some of the artists responsible for creating these remarkable works of art. Exhibition Dates: February 7, 2013 – February 27, 2013 Reception: Thursday, February 7, 2013, 6-8 pm Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, New York City Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat, 11a.m. - 6 p.m. Event URL:

Arts and Crafts - Brooklyn Public Library, Crown Heights branch
February 27, 2013 - Crown Heights

Kids enjoy arts and crafts after school.

Babies and Books - Brooklyn Public Library, Fort Hamilton branch
February 27, 2013 - Bay Ridge

Babies are exposed to literature through a read aloud and hands-on perusal.

Online Test Prep - Long Island City Library
February 27, 2013 - Long Island City

This workshop provides online test strategies and a customized practice ground for those who want to accelerate preparation for online testing. Students will be provided with access to interactive online practice tests based on official exams such as ACT, SAT, and GED. For more details and to preregister call 718-752-3700.

Knights of Queens - Queens Village Library
February 27, 2013 - Queens Village

Calling all budding Chess Masters! Children Ages 6-16 will learn chess basics or sharpen their skills and strategies. Chess equipment will be provided.

Literacy the Waldorf Way - Green Meadow Waldorf School
February 27, 2013 - Chestnut Ridge

Prospective parents are invited to learn more about how reading is taught in a Waldorf School. The talk is by Anna Silber, a former Waldorf Class Teacher and now the Director of Education at Sunbridge Institute.

Creation Station! - Wilton Library
February 27, 2013 - Wilton

Children in grades K through 5 make any creation they choose. This is the perfect opportunity for children to innovate, communicate, and express themselves in a free-form environment. Some materials that may be available are Legos®, arts and crafts materials, model cars, Lego Technics®, science kits, and more. No registration.

Black History Month: Movie - Brooklyn Public Library, East Flatbush branch
February 27, 2013 - East Flatbush

Kids take in a movie related to Black History Month.

The City Congregation for Humanistic Judaism: Decoding Jewish Names - The Society for the Advancement of Judaism
February 27, 2013 - NY

Rabbi Peter Schweitzer discusses how Jewish names have evolved and what they reveal. This is the second of a three part series called Judaism 101: What Does Secular Humanistic Judaism Teach About Our History and Heritage?

Family Films Series: 'The Court Jester' - Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center
February 27, 2013 - Upper West Side

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. The Film Society of Lincoln Center shows "The Court Jester" (1955; 101 minutes; not rated) as part of their Family Films Series.

Carole J. Bufford: Body and Soul - Metropolitan Room
February 27, 2013 - New York

Culled from Broadway, rock 'n' roll, pop and country sources, this is a show unlike any other you've seen, performed by a young artist who has quickly emerged as a star thanks to her uniquely original, theatrical style. She has performed to ovations here in New York at Rose Hall at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Town Hall in numerous Broadway by the Yearconcerts, and Feinstein's at Loew's Regency in the hit, long-running 11 O'Clock Numbers at 11 O'Clock show. Visit website for tickets and show times.

The Magnet School of Health and Wellness, PS 76 - OPEN HOUSE - PS 76
February 27, 2013 - Long Island City

The students at the Magnet School of Health and Wellness, PS 76, learn how to choose well and live well. Students learn to think critically about choices they make in their lives. Through interdisciplinary projects, students build their knowledge and skills in areas of health, medicine, wellness and the environment. Students at PS 76 learn through units and activities that merge content areas that challenge them to think critically and solve significant problems. The Magnet School of Health and Wellness, PS 76, teaches the whole child. Learning how to grow food is linked to core science standards. Learning about balanced nutrition and cooking teaches life skills. Exercise and healthy choices are emphasized. Children understand the body-mind relationship and to critically evaluate their choices in life. The NYC Department of Education, Magnet Schools are schools of choice offering distinct, innovative, thematic learning opportunities for your child. Each federally funded magnet school offers specialized curriculum aligned to the school theme with student activities designed to promote academic excellence. The non-testing application is available for all District 30 students grades Kindergarten through 8. To learn more about magnet schools, arrange a tour or receive an application please call 718-759-4977.

Starlight Music Series - David Podles - Top of the Rock
February 27, 2013 - New York

Visit the 67th floor at Top of the Rock Observation Deck on February 6th, 14th, 20th & 27th to experience the winter music showcase. Enjoy live music while taking in the spectacular, 360-degree panorama of New York City. Wine and champagne from Brasserie Ruhlmann will also be available for purchase. The Starlight Music Series is free with the price of admission to Top of the Rock. For the musical lineup and to purchase tickets, visit or call (212) 698-2000.

Juilliard Songbook: Second-Year Singers - Morse Hall
February 27, 2013 - New York

Second-year singers from the Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts perform song repertoire in recital with faculty pianists from the Marcus Institute and the Collaborative Piano Department. FREE concert; no tickets required.

Monia Huggett &Juilliard415 - Peter Jay Sharp Theater
February 27, 2013 - New York

Artist-in-residence and artistic advisor of Juilliard Historical Performance Monica Huggett leads Juilliard415. J.S. BACH "Goldberg Variations," BWV 988 arranged for string orchestra by Dmitry Sitkovetsky. One of the most celebrated works in the keyboard repertoire, Johann Sebastian Bach's "Goldberg Variations" begin with an elegant aria, followed by thirty brilliant variations, through which Sitkovetsky's arrangement for instrumental ensemble adds a richness of timbre. FREE tickets available 2/13.

Hey Dummies: An Evening with the Writers of 30 Rock - Paley Center for Media
February 27, 2013 -

IN PERSON Tina Fey Robert Carlock Colleen McGuinness Moderator: Emily Nussbaum, Television Critic, The New Yorker The Paley Center for Media welcomes the writing staff of 30 Rock?including head writers Tina Fey and Robert Carlock?to discuss the mechanics of crafting the bracingly satirical, breakneck comedy of the beloved series, now in its valedictory season. Possible topics include the challenges of balancing antic, absurdist material with the affecting emotional underpinnings of the characters' relationships, the truth about the immortal page Kenneth, and whether NBC plans to actually produce MILF Island or allow it to remain a beautiful, impossible dream. Presented with Writers Guild of America - East

A Place at the Table: Jeff Bridges, T-Bone Burnett, Tom Colicchio, directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush - The Times Center
February 27, 2013 -

The compelling new documentary film "A Place at the Table," examines how hunger poses serious economic, social and cultural implications for our nation. Hear the people behind the film—actor and activist Jeff Bridges, musician T Bone Burnett, executive producer Tom Colicchio, directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush and Share Our Strength founder/CEO Bill Shore— discuss how the problem of "one nation, underfed" could be solved once and for all.

The Collegiate Chorale presents: Symphony No. 7 "Toltec" and Oceana - Carnegie Hall
February 27, 2013 - New York

The Collegiate Chorale announces the New York Premieres of two works by major composers: Symphony No. 7 “Toltec” by Philip Glass and Oceana by Osvaldo Golijov, featuring international jazz vocalist Biella Da Costa and the American Symphony Orchestra. The Collegiate Chorale announces the New York Premieres of two works by major composers: Symphony No. 7 “Toltec” by Philip Glass and Oceana by Osvaldo Golijov, featuring international jazz vocalist Biella Da Costa and the American Symphony Orchestra on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 7pm at Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Avenue, NYC. The Collegiate Chorale’s Music Director James Bagwell will conduct. Tickets are $20-115 and are available at In this pairing of contemporary choral compositions by Osvaldo Golijov and Philip Glass, The Chorale turns its attention towards Latin America with the New York premieres of Symphony No. 7 “Toltec” and Oceana. Composed in 2004, Symphony No. 7 – A Toltec Symphony is Philip Glass’s personal homage to the ancient traditions and beliefs of the peoples of Mesoamerica, circa 700-1100 BCE. Although often cited for their accomplishments in mathematics, calendar making, building and architecture, Glass is concerned with Toltec personal spiritual development: “The Toltecs emphasized the relationship with the forces of the natural world (the sun, earth, water, fire and wind) in developing their own wisdom traditions.” In his symphony, scored for full orchestra and large chorus, Glass does not use any of his trademark electric keyboard sounds, but instead explores musical textures and phrases within the realm of a strictly acoustic, natural world. In using pure, natural acoustic instruments, he gets closer spiritually to the natural world the Toltec culture worships. This musical exploration results in extended yet constantly changing harmonies, textures, and rhythms. Commissioned by the Oregon Bach Festival in 1996, Golijov wrote Oceana in the spirit of a Bach cantata but with a Latin American musical style that features a jazz/pop vocalist, percussion, and guitars. Set to the poetry of Pablo Neruda, Oceana, in Golijov’s words, is the “transmutation of passion into geometry”. He describes his work such that “water and longing, light and hope, the immensity of South America's nature and pain, are here transmuted into pure musical symbols, which nevertheless should be more liquid than the sea and deeper than the yearning that they represent.” Golijov juxtaposes rolling, cascading arcs of sound (giant rain sticks in the percussion, choral and orchestral writing that sweeps forward and back in extended phrases) and the unique sound of Brazilian jazz with the technical precision of classical oratorio and symphonic structure. The result is an astounding and exciting rush of sound, drama and emotion; waves of text overlapping waves of sound; jazz merging with classical; and cinematic cascades of texture upon texture. Popular Venezuelan Jazz vocalist and Golijov specialist Biella Da Costa joins The Chorale in the performance of this powerful musical work. “The Chorale has been privileged to work with Philip Glass several times in the past few years, and so it is with great pleasure that we present the NY premiere of his Toltec Symphony,” said James Bagwell, Music Director of The Collegiate Chorale. “Philip wrote this work in 2005, but it has not been heard in New York – we want to rectify that.” He continued, “Osvaldo Golijov is a wonderful and deservedly celebrated composer of today. His music is evocative, powerful, and sensual; and an exciting, deeply satisfying amalgam of the musical styles of his own experience – Argentinian, Latin, Israeli, Hebrew, American, classical, and jazz. We are thrilled to be able to present the NY premiere of his beautiful work, Oceana.”

Ice/Dance: Celebrating the Art of Figure Skating at the 2013 City Skate Concert Series with The Ice Theatre of New York - The Rink At Rockefeller Center
February 27, 2013 - Midtown East

The Company will present a new compilation of ice/dance choreographed by ITNY Artistic Director Douglas Webster, Joanna Mendl Shaw, Line Haddad and Mark Hanretty at The Rink At Rockefeller Center as part of the 27th annual edition of the City Skate Concert Series. The Ice Theatre Ensemble will consist of United States National Dance Medalists and World Competitors Kim Navarro and Brent Bommentre, 7-Time British Champions and Olympians Sinead & John Kerr Jessica Huot, Olympian Line Haddad, Jonathan Hunt, Alizah Allen, Eliot Halverson.

Eric Michael Gillet - 54 Below
February 27, 2013 - New York

Award-winning vocalist, director and Broadway actor (The Frogs, Sweet Smell of Success, Kiss Me, Kate) Eric Michael Gillett uses the wit and wisdom of Lorenz Hart to remind us all that, though love can be experienced with abandon, to be careless with the heart can also have a price. George Balanchine called Lorenz Hart the "Shelley of America," his lyrics rank with the greatest romantic poetry of all time. Though he, himself, was unlucky in love, his writing casts a spell that will always survive the test of time, inspiring generations of lovers to come to follow their hearts.

Oil Paintings on Display at the Larchmont Public Library - Larchmont Public Library
Through February 27, 2013 - Larchmont

Aldo Pili's landscape paintings will be shown in the Oresman Gallery at the Larchmont Public Library from February 2 to February 27. The show entitled "My Two Worlds" captures the love for his two worlds, Italy where he grew up, and his life here in Larchmont, New York. He has participated in collective exhibits at the Flatiron Gallery in Peekskill, New York. This show is special to Aldo Pili because it is the first exhibit featuring his paintings and it will be in his hometown. After a career in business, Pili decided to pursue his passion for painting. He began studying oil painting in Florence, Italy, and later in Westchester County, New York with renowned artist Andrew Lattimore. Aldo Pili has been painting for twenty years. His main artistic influence comes from Macchiaioli, a Tuscan painting school of the late 1800s, which is regarded by some as a forerunner of the Impressionists. His paintings are done in oil and most of them are 'en plein air.'

90210 Comes to 10598 - Solaris Sports Clubs
February 27, 2013 - Yorktown Heights

Come meet Ian and find out what the BUZZ in Hollywood is all about! Take pictures and get his autograph! He will talk to you about his anti-aging beauty secrets. Test your internal anti-oxidant levels in 90 seconds with Nobel Prize-winning technology featured on Dr. Oz. Take years off your face in 5 minutes - complimentary demos. Increase your energy Levels and feel years younger.

Early Childhood Parenting Place - The Gerrard Berman Day School - Solomon Schechter of North Jersey
February 27, 2013 - Oakland

Join The Gerrard Berman Day School – Solomon Schechter of North Jersey and Lauryn Tuchman, LCSW, Coordinator of Clinical Services at Jewish Family Service of North Jersey for a discussion of various parenting topics. Pre-registration is required. Contact Susan Scher 201-337-1111 or

Chocolate Pizza Party - Basketworks
February 27, 2013 - Syosset

A twist on the typical pizza party! Kids will make slices of chocolate pizza which they will absolutely LOVE!! Forget the pepperoni, we're topping our pies with candy!

Frankie Zulferino - Highline Ballroom
February 27, 2013 - New York

As a member of WOW, Frankie has shared the stage with the likes of Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Jason Derulo, Ludacris, & T-Pain. He has toured Europe with the multi-platinum group Westlife in front of thousands of fans. As a solo artist Frankie has performed alongside Sean Kingston, Flo-Rida, Iyaz, & The New Boyz. He was recently one of the top 4 artists in New York on CW's "The Next," and was mentored by Joe Jonas. He soon gained the likes and attention from the judges.

Tech Titans Unplugged - 92YTribeca
February 27, 2013 - New York

As part of the upcoming National Day of Unplugging (NDU) on March 1, panelists including News Corp.’s head of digital strategy Greg Clayman, Wall Street Journal editor Dennis K. Berman and Synthesis Corp founder Ari Wallach will share their secrets for turning off technology at the panel “Tech Titans Unplugged.” Hosted by the non-profit Reboot, the panelists will help prepare social-media addicts and compulsive email-checkers everywhere to unplug, turn off and recharge for the fourth annual NDU on March 1. The cell phone-free event will take place at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, February 27 at the New York’s 92YTribeca.

The Louis Armstrong Centennial Band - Birdland
February 27, 2013 - New York

Inspired by jazz pioneers Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton and others, David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Centennial Band breathes life and passion into America's own great art form.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Present Built To Amaze - Prudential Center
February 27, 2013 - Newark

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents the 143rd exhilarating edition of the Greatest Show On Earth. Elephants, tigers, acrobats, and aerialists join together from across the globe for one breathtaking performance of non-stop thrills by what is surely the most famous circus on earth.

StarTalk Live! With Host Neil deGrasse Tyson, Eugene Mirman and special guests - The Town Hall
February 27, 2013 - New York

StarTalk Live! is an evening of space and fun hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosted by comedian Eugene Mirman. StarTalk bridges the intersection between pop culture and science with clarity, humor and excitement. Each Live! show focuses on a different topic and includes a panel of three special guests that join Tyson and Mirman onstage for an entertaining and informative discussion.

Darlene Love - 54 Below
February 27, 2013 - New York

SHE'S BACK! Following her two never to be forgotten appearances at 54 Below. Darlene Love's thunderbolt voice is as embedded in the history of rock-n-roll as Eric Clapton's guitar or Bob Dylan's lyrics. From her first number one recording, He's a Rebel, through her string of label hits with legendary producer Phil Spector (including Da Doo Ron Ron, He's Sure the Boy I'm Gonna Marry and Christmas Baby, Please Come Home), to the countless songs for which she sang backup (for artists like Sam Cooke, Elvis Presley, Dionne Warwick, Cher and Aretha Franklin), Darlene Love has blazed a trail of success in the music industry that has recently led to her induction into the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame. And all of this is to say nothing of her acclaimed Broadway performances in Leader of the Pack, Carrie, Grease and Hairspray.

Burning Celluloid - Museum of Arts & Design
February 27, 2013 - New York

For his residency at MAD, Brooklyn based artist Jesse Hlebo presents a series of free screenings that explore the continuous fluctuation found in the relationship between spontaneity and institutional facilitation.

Getting Started! Budgeting Basics for Every Woman - YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester
February 27, 2013 - White Plains

Part of "Y Success" at the YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester, which focuses on women's advancement and financial empowerment. Presenters: Donna Ruzzi & Linda McQuilkin-Jackson, Citibank. Schedule: 6pm: Registration, Information, & Networking 6:30-7:45pm: Presentation and Q&A 7:45-8pm: Wrap-Up & Networking It is all overwhelming? This workshop focuses on basic money management skills, setting goals, developing a spending plan, reducing expenses, and debt reduction. Real examples will engage and empower women to manage their household's resources and achieve their financial goals. "Y Success" is made possible through funding from event Sponsors: Citibank, Con Edison, Sheila Carnicelli, and Westchester Community Foundation. Workshops are FREE and open to the public. Light dinner and beverage provided. Space is limited. RSVP to or at 914-949-6227 extension x147. YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester, 515 North St., White Plains, New York. Free on-site parking.

Science and the Citizen - The Cooper Union
February 27, 2013 - New York

The faculty of Cooper Union’s Albert Nerken School of Engineering presents a series of free Wednesday evening lectures, an eclectic course of talks covering today’s most intriguing and relevant scientific and technical topics. The series opens on February 27 with “Music and Your Brain” presented by Jamshed Bharucha, Ph.D., Neuroscientist, and President of The Cooper Union. February 27: “Music and Your Brain” Jamshed Bharucha, Ph.D., Neuroscientist, President of The Cooper Union March 13: “Why You Should Like Fracking” Benjamin Davis, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering March 20: “Tiny Bits of Salt: Quantum Chemistry and Nanoscience” Robert Topper, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry March 27: “Clean Energy from Tides and Waves” Jameel Ahmad, Ph.D. Chairman, Department of Civil Engineering April 3: “Tissue Engineering” Eric Lima, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering April 17: “Engineering for the Middle of Nowhere” Toby Cumberbatch, Ph.D, Professor of Electrical Engineering April 24: “How Bridges Stand Up” Cosmas Tzavelis, Ph. D., Professor of Civil Engineering Wednesday, February 27 – April 24 (no lectures on March 6 and April 10)

UG! COMEDY SHOW!! - No Fun Bar
Through February 27, 2013 - NYC

UG! COMEDY SHOW!! Tuesday Feb. 26th, 2013 ed. 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 (Half priced select drinks till 9PM)! So what are you waiting for? Come down and UG! it with us!!! Via subway: F train to 2nd ave. This week's guests (Tuesday Feb. 26th, 2013 lineup): Messy Jessie Richardson! Starbucks Model Doppleganger Justin Murray! Neruda ‘I Still Rock My Myspace Handle On Facebook’ ‘Care Bear’ Williams! Joshua ‘Tree’ Alba! Babies Love Mike Cannon! Boombap Jessica Stern! Oscar Nominated Seat Filler Mike Weiss! Alex ‘Cool Fella’ Fossella! Erik ‘The Not Red’ Levi! Newbie Irman Ahmetovic! Hosted by Pat Rigby! Featuring Todd Montesi!! & FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY: DJ’d by BOTH Liz & Ritch! (AKA DJ White Gurl Ripper) UG IT

Fedd Le Grande - Pacha NYC
February 27, 2013 - New York

Wednesday February 27 RPM presents a Special Event... FEDDE LE GRAND at BLISS GET TICKETS Doors 9PM - 3AM Table Reservations 973-773-2110 Bliss Lounge 955 Allwood Rd Clifton, NJ 07012

Discover Tour - Audubon Center at Prospect Park
Through February 28, 2013 - Brooklyn

Learn how to look for birds, discover the source of the Lullwater, and find out what you can do to protect nature on a tour led by expert naturalists. Every Saturday and Sunday.

Inclusive Weekend Classes - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through February 28, 2013 - SoHo

An opportunity for children with physical disabilities ages 7 and older and their able-bodied siblings or friends to participate in a drop-off art class together. This program is intended to make the museum's art-making accessible to all needs and provide an opportunity for siblings to spend time with each other and with peers who have similar experiences.If a child with a physical disability doesn't have a sibling to attend the session with him or her, the child may bring along a friend instead. Each session offers a new workshop that is designed to meet the needs of the participants. This program is staffed with CMA teaching artists and a licensed occupational therapist(s).?This program is based on a class-like model in which the teaching artists and the OT work to facilitate the group experience, with a keen eye towards the special needs of the participants;?if your child requires dedicated one-on-one attention you should consider bringing a paraprofessional or other adult to help facilitate your child's experience. Parents are encouraged to drop off their children, though they are welcome to stay if they wish or remain close by in another part of the museum. To sign up for a session, discuss your child's needs with the program director in advance of the session. Contact Rachel for more information at

Meet and Greet: Creatures of the Sea - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through February 28, 2013 - Crown Heights

Discover the diversity of sea life up close and personal!

Art Works - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through February 28, 2013 - Crown Heights

A different arts and crafts project at each session, usually tied to a theme such as a holiday or the seasons.

Dick Tracy Returns in Tut's Fever - Museum Of The Moving Image
Through February 28, 2013 - Astoria

Kids can spend the winter with an original super hero, Dec.1 through Feb. 28. Enjoy screenings of episodes of classic movie serials in Tut's Fever Movie Palace, an artwork by Red Grooms and Lysiane Luong that pays homage to the movie palace. This sequel to the original Dick Tracy serial finds Dick battling spies and saboteurs in his quest to bring the notorious Stark crime gang to justice.

Magician Philip Klipper Will Astound You! - Ciao! Restaurant
Through February 28, 2013 - Eastchester

Every Thursday from 6-8pm, Magician Philip Klipper will astound and delight the whole family with his incredible sleight of hand during dinner. Feb. 7, 14, 21, and 28.

Magician Philip Klipper Will Astound You! - Cheeburger Cheeburger Restaurant
Through February 28, 2013 - White Plains

Every Friday from 7:30-9:30pm, Magician Philip Klipper will astound and delight the whole family with his incredible sleight of hand at tableside. Hours/dates are subject to change; please check with restaurant. Feb. 1, 8, 15, and 22.

Free Crafts Saturdays - Straight A's
Through February 28, 2013 - White Plains

Every Saturday Straight A's invites kids of all ages to enjoy free arts & crafts. Drop in any time between 1-3pm, no reservation necessary. Feb. 2: Create a Ground Hog Day Placemat; Feb. 9: Craft a Valentine Day Hand Rabbit; Feb. 16: Make a Snowy Owl Hanging; Feb. 23: Craft an Overlapping Icicle Picture.

Teacher in the Library - Field Library
Through February 28, 2013 - Peekskill

Drop in for homework help from a certified teacher. February 4, 5, 7, 11, 14, 21, 25, 26, and 28, from 4-6pm.

ZOOB Playdate - Straight A's
Through February 28, 2013 - White Plains

A special playdate during February vacation break. Boys and girls are invited to build with easy-to-use ZOOB pieces that snap, click, and pop together to make moveable creations. Unlimited, open ended building spurs kids' imaginations. February 16-24, from 10am-5pm.

Love Rocks - Long Island Children's Museum
Through February 28, 2013 - Garden City

Come out to the Museum's Inner Lobby to decorate an adorable little rock "buddy" to show your love for a special person in your life. This program runs through February 28, 2013.

Winter Wolves! - Wolf Conservation Center
Through February 28, 2013 - South Salem

Winter offers families a unique opportunity to visit the wolves during their favorite time of year. Guests will visit Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa, and Zephyr as well as the center's other endangered wolves, and enjoy hot beverages in the woodstove-heated classroom. Pre-registration is required. 11am February 2, 9, 16, and 19.

Winter Break Activities - New York Transit Museum
Through February 28, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

The Transit museum is open and offering activities during February vacation week: The Great Subway Search scavenger hunt at 11am, and Create a Grand Central City (see Feb. 16 and 17) at 1 and 3pm.

Kids Workshop - Home Depot - Port Chester
Through February 28, 2013 - Port Chester

Kids learn to build or create a useful product. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a free Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin, and certificate of achievement. Workshops are offered the first Saturday of each month from 9am-12pm for children ages 5-12.

American Museum of Natural History’s Lunchtime Bird Walks in Central Park - American Museum of Natural History
Through February 28, 2013 - New York

Catch a glimpse of owls, songbirds, and woodpeckers in the woods, seed-eating birds in the fields, and multiple species of ducks and gulls in the lakes as ornithologist Paul Sweet guides you through three Central Park habitats to observe the varied bird species of New York City. Be sure to bring a pair of binoculars and wear comfortable shoes. Please note, this walk is more than an hour long over steps, slopes, and wood-chip paths. Walks start across from the Museum on the northeast corner of Central Park West and 77th Street. Walks are limited to 25 people per series. This program is part of the celebration of the reopening of the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial at the American Museum of Natural History. For more information, call the AMNH Bird Walk Hotline: 212-313-7579 Catch a glimpse of various birds as ornithologist Paul Sweet guides you through three Central Park habitats to observe the varied bird species of New York City.

Winter Antifolk Fetstival 2013 - SideWalk Cafe
Through February 28, 2013 - New York

The ten-day Winter 2013 of the biannual Antifolk Festival will launch a year-long celebration of the presentation of live performances at SideWalk Cafe. The East Village fixture has earned a global reputation as in incubator of dynamic new talent and as the home of the Antifolk movement. The Winter Antifolk Festival 2013 will feature some 80 artists representing the entire span of SideWalk’s remarkable music timeline, including those whose careers were launched there, singer-songwriters such as: Jeffrey Lewis (performing with legendary musician Peter Stampfel of the Holy Modal Rounders and the Fugs): Jason Trachtenburg ; and Seth Faergolzia of Dufus (performing with John Ludington). The festival will also boast concerts by SideWalk’s most popular core artists - Larkin Grimm, Debe Dalton, Barry Bliss, and Crazy and the Brains, as well as by newcomers like Trumpet Grrrl, Jesse Statman and Barry Reardon. For schedule details, visit

Rent-a-Bucket - Teatown Lake Reservation
Through February 28, 2013 - Ossining

Love maple syrup? Buy a bucket of your own. Teatown will tap a maple tree and hang a sap bucket with your name on it. After filling the bucket, the sap gets turned into syrup in Warren's Sugar House. The $45 fee includes two tickets to the Pancake Brunch on March 16 and an 8-ounce bottle of award-winning, Grade A, pure maple syrup. Call the Nature Center at 914-762-2912 x110 to purchase a bucket.

Midnight Moment: A Digital Gallery - Digital signs in Times Square; Best Viewing from Duffy Square and/or Military Plaza
Through February 28, 2013 - New York

A dazzling visual valentine will be shared with New Yorkers and visitors to the Crossroads of the World this Valentine’s Day season as part of a synchronized program on over fifteen of the largest digital signs in Times Square. Tracey Emin’s work, I Promise To Love You, premiered just before midnight on February 1st and is playing throughout the month as part of the “Midnight Moment,” a presentation of the Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) and Times Square Arts. s[edition], the leading platform used by the worlds most recognized artists to distribute art digitally, has been instrumental in working directly with Emin to bring this project to life. As one of Britain's most celebrated contemporary artists, Tracey Emin's moving series of neonworks, I Promise To Love You, is comprised of six written love messages animated especially for the “Midnight Moment.” In this unique moving image, the glowing words—made of neon lights—slowly spell themselves out, as if being written by a ghost or an invisible presence. The gentle electric pulsing of the lettering gradually builds into a powerful potent red, leaving the viewer in no doubt about the power of love. Times Square, famous for its neon lighting displays, is the perfect venue for the premiere for Emin’s animation. The “Midnight Moment” is the largest coordinated effort in history by the sign operators in Times Square to display synchronized, cutting-edge creative content on electronic billboards and newspaper kiosks throughout Times Square every night. The program, formerly known as “Times Square Moment: A Digital Gallery,” premiered in May 2012 and is organized and supported by the Times Square Advertising Coalition in partnership with Times Square Arts, the public art program for the Times Square Alliance, with additional partners of participating sign holders and artists. Each night, Times Square becomes a digital art gallery through dazzling visuals on select billboards and newsstands. Every show begins at 11:57pm with a "countdown" that signals the start of the 3 minute nightly presentation. Content changes monthly; selected works are announced in the weeks preceding the start of a new show as are the exact signs participating in that month's selection.

Indoor Play - Kings Bay Y at Windsor Terrace
Through March 01, 2013 - Windsor Terrace

Toddlers and pre-schoolers will enjoy an indoor playground, rockers, blocks, play panel for theater, rock climbing wall, bouncy castle, musical instruments, and easel boards for drawing.

Dining Out: A Chronology of American Menus - Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
Through March 01, 2013 - New York

Explore the first in-depth exhibition of The Henry Voigt Collection of American Menus, illustrating not only what Americans ate in the 19th century but also the evolution of American culture. Part II, The American Excursionist, features menus from resort hotels, trains and ships, dating from 1870-1900. This installation showcases the emergence of a variety of American vacation destinations in the post-Civil War years from Martha’s Vineyard to Niagara Falls to Yosemite National Park.

Striving to Live with Dignity: Photography of the African Diaspora - SUNY Rockland Community College
Through March 01, 2013 - Suffern

SUNY Rockland hosts this photographic journey of the African Diaspora that documents blacks in a variety of situations as they: cope with uncertainty, celebrate their joy, and struggle to live a dignified life in difficult circumstances. The exhibit features images by RCC Campus Photographer Collette V. Fournier and captions by David Lucinda.

F*ck Art - Museum of Sex
Through March 01, 2013 - New York

In response to the growing anti-institution sentiment pervasive in our culture, the Museum of Sex has engaged a group of 20 select street artists to occupy the third floor gallery at the Museum of Sex. Showcasing work that pushes the boundaries of our relationship to sexuality in public space, F*CK ART invites a dialogue around the power of visual provocation in the urban environment.

Much Ado About Nothing - 133rd Street Arts Center
Through March 02, 2013 - New York

Wednesday & Thursday @ 7:30pm Friday & Saturday @ 8pm Saturday @ 3pm / Sundays @ 5pm $20 discounted tickets are available through January 31st for select performances. Love. War. Conspiracy. Sex. Betrayal. Death. Could all these things truly amount to Nothing? In Shakespeare’s beloved comedy Much Ado About Nothing, Don Pedro and his men return victoriously from war to the house of Leonato, Governor of Messina. Proven in battle, Claudio proposes to Leonato's dutiful daughter Hero, to the dismay of his comrade, Benedick, who wittily battles with the Lady Beatrice on the demerits of love. The stage is set for merry conflict as those who jest at love are caught in a hilarious conspiracy to make them fall in love. Meanwhile a sinister plot brews to unmake Claudio and Hero's nuptials, setting in motion a series of events that challenge loyalties, test character, and examine the fickleness of life and love. Incorporating a vibrant and diverse cast, Snapped Productions deconstructs outdated female archetypes, challenges masculine stereotypes, and advances the classic ideas about male/female relationships, seen here through a modern lens. Much Ado About Nothing is exactly that—the whimsy of human beings taking what should be simple – love – and making it absurdly (and often times, laughably) complex. Gregory Couba directs a cast of 18 including Harpreet Chaggar, Jon Dalin, Jeffrey Delano Davis, Ratnesh Dubey, Ann Gulian, Matt Kelley, Mary-Rose Mack, Norihito Moriya, Keith R. Oliver, Al-nisa Petty, Robby Ramos, Donny Repsher, Jon Adam Ross, Gonçalo Ruivo, Caleb Schaaf, Peter Van Derick, Gary Warchola and Tina Ward.

Mara Held - Gary Snyder Gallery
Through March 02, 2013 - New York

Featuring new paintings by the artist.

Louis Stettner: The Masterpieces, Celebrating 90 Years - Bonni Benrubi
Through March 02, 2013 - New York

The first retrospective of the artist's work to be presented in New York in years, the exhibition will feature all original prints of many of Stettner's most iconic images.

Gayleen Aiken - Cousins, Quarries, and a Nickelodeon - Luise Ross Gallery
Through March 02, 2013 - New York

Self-taught artist Gayleen Aiken's personal narrative is revealed by the endless depiction of her home (both inside and out) in Barre, Vermont. Her family and friends, the fictitious Raimbilli cousins, all 26 of them, constitute the anchor of her existence. The granite shed plants, mills, and stone cutting machinery are constant fodder too. Through the artist's imagination they become a child's playground. This will be her first one-person exhibition at Luise Ross Gallery.

Illustrators 55 - Part Two - Society of Illustrators
Through March 02, 2013 - New York

The exhibit features works by leading contemporary illustrators worldwide, selected by a prestigious jury of professionals. The exhibit includes works in the Editorial, Book and Advertising Categories.

The Geometry of Longing - Stephen Haller Gallery
Through March 02, 2013 - New York

A group exhibition exploring the connection between geometric symbols and abstract art; and introducing the work of renowned sculptor Bruno Romeda to Stephen Haller Gallery.

Ezra Stoller - Beyond Architecture - Yossi Milo Gallery
Through March 02, 2013 - New York

Highlighting Stoller's rarely-seen black-and-white images of industry, technology, transportation and working-class Americans in mid-Century, as well as photographs in color.

Andy Freeberg - Guardians - Andrea Meislin Gallery
Through March 02, 2013 - New York

Andy Freeberg's first solo exhibition at the gallery. After photographing reception desks of Chelsea galleries in Sentry, and the booths of art dealers at international fairs in Art Fare, Freeberg takes us to Russia's great art museums -- the Hermitage and the Russian State Museum in St. Petersburg, and the Pushkin Museum and State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow -- where retirement-aged women guard national treasures.

Open Sesame - apexart
Through March 02, 2013 - New York

An exhibit exploring the aftermath of the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait on August 2, 1990, and the Gulf wars that ensued, and its affect on the region.

Jorge Queiroz - Sikkema Jenkins & Co.
Through March 02, 2013 - New York

New drawings and paintings by Queiroz in his second solo show with the gallery.

New York City Opera's The Turn of the Screw - Brooklyn Academy of Music
Through March 02, 2013 - Brooklyn

New York City Opera marks British composer Benjamin Britten's centennial with a new production of his contemporary 1954 chamber opera, set in the early 1980s and directed by Sam Buntrock (Sunday in the Park with George, Broadway). Based on a ghost story by Henry James, The Turn of the Screw is described by Buntrock as a contemporary horror story in which "chilling events unravel a mysterious building's terrifying past, pushing the boundaries between sanity and the supernatural."

Giorgio Griffa - Fragments 1968 - 2012 - Casey Kaplan Gallery
Through March 02, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of new and historical paintings by Giorgio Griffa (b. 1936, Torino, Italy). Spanning four decades of Griffa's career, this is the first solo exhibition of the artist's work in New York since 1970, as well as his first in the United States since 1973.

Ann Shapiro - Random Topography: Oil Paintings & Digital - Ceres Gallery
Through March 02, 2013 - New York

Shapiro continues her exploration of the consequences of climate change on land and sea.

Garden Poetry: The Movable Collographs of Pat Cresson - Ceres Gallery
Through March 02, 2013 - New York

The exhibit of oil prints on rag paper will present a new lyrical series of boldly colored nature-based collographs and handmade books. In the movable collograph technique, the movable aspect allows for multiple variations and each piece can be inked individually and the movable parts can be repositioned. Prints are created by adding collage items, cut out stencils, relief materials, and printable textures to the surface of the plate.

Henri Michaux: Selected Works - Edward Thorp Gallery
Through March 02, 2013 - New York

A selection of seldom-seen works from the late 1940s to the early 80s by Henri Michaux.

Group Show: Paintings and Drawings - Edward Thorp Gallery
Through March 02, 2013 - New York

Featuring drawings and paintings by gallery and gallery-affiliated artists including Matt Blackwell, Sarah Gamble, Clare Grill, David Scher, and Judy Simonian.

Emma Amos - Memory - Flomenhaft Gallery
Through March 02, 2013 - New York

Included are new paintings and also important works from her long career. The Gift, a historical work, has a major presence in this exhibit.

Hotel Il Pellicano at Casa Lever - Casa Lever
Through March 02, 2013 - New York

From February 25th to March 2nd, Casa Lever will host Antonio Guida, 2 star Michelin Chef, from Hotel Il Pellicano in Italy. Alessandro Caporale, executive Chef at Casa Lever and Antonio Guida have created two exclusive menus for Casa Lever guests. Menu Gelsomino will run February 25th, 26th and 27th, and Menu Calamandino will run February 28th, March 1st and 2nd. VIEW DINNER MENUS Casa Lever bar and lounge areas will offer a new cocktail menu including special Santa Maria Novella liquors based drinks and signature cocktails by Federico Morosi, bar manager at Il Pellicano. VIEW COCKTAIL MENU Il Pellicano is an exclusive, secluded, resort hotel in a unique and unspoiled location on the Tuscan coast.

Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Through March 02, 2013 - New York

"If I Loved You," "June Is Bustin' Out All Over," "You'll Never Walk Alone" ? these are just a few of the many joys of the musical Time magazine called "The Best of the 20th Century." Now, in the tradition of its sold-out productions of Company and My Fair Lady, the Philharmonic and an all-star cast present Rodgers and Hammerstein's immortal Carousel, directed by Tony winner John Rando, and conducted by Rob Fisher.

Martha Graham Dance Company - Joyce Theater
Through March 03, 2013 - New York

Martha Graham Dance Company presents "Myth and Transformation" -- three compelling programs that explore how artists reinvent iconic stories to make forceful contemporary statements. Performances include a new production of Graham's erotic masterwork Phaedra, paired with The Show (Achilles Heels), a highly provocative interpretation of the Achilles legend created, choreographed, and directed by Richard Move, which was originally commissioned by the White Oak Dance Project. The work features an original score by Arto Lindsay with songs by Deborah Harry and Blondie and includes scenic art by Nicole Eisenman. An all-Graham program showcases three Greek-themed Graham masterworks: Cave of the Heart, The Errand into the Maze Project, and Night Journey. A third program features two premieres: the New York premiere of Doug Varone's Lamentation Variation, a haunting quartet set to Ravel, and the world premiere of From the Grammar of Dreams by Luca Veggetti with music by Kaija Saariaho.

COUGAR, THE MUSICAL - St. Luke's Theatre
Through March 03,

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