By Daily Kids Events Editor

Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on January 16

January 16, 2014   |    

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

These events have already taken place.

Click Here for the Latest Calendar of Events

free and low-cost things to do with kids in Bronx Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Bronx today, January 16, 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 January 16. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Bronx, check out our complete calendar of events.

Marilyn Horne Song Celebration - Carnegie Hall
January 16, 2014 - New York

In celebration of her 80th birthday, the legendary songstress hosts a festive evening of songs performed by up-and-coming singers whom she has mentored during the workshop, plus an all-star lineup of special guest artists.

All Aboard with Thomas & Friends - New York Botanical Garden
Through January 16, 2014 - Bronx

Join Thomas and Driver Sam on a new fun-filled, sing-along, mini performance adventure by helping them decorate the station in time for the big Sodor surprise party before the guest of honor arrives! Bring your camera to have a photo-op with Thomas and capture the special day!

Open Mic Poetry Night - Barnes and Noble Utopia Center
January 16, 2014 - Fresh Meadows

All are welcome to share their original works, read their favorite poems and support and cheer for aspiring new poets or famous invitees. Join multi-talented host Susan Xia Yang Horiuchi for an exciting, unforgettable evening.

Open Mic - Page One Restaurant
January 16, 2014 - Glen Cove

The weekly open mic, one of the most popular on Long Island, typically attracts 10-12 performers, most playing guitar and singing original material. Host Tedeschi emphasizes, "You don't have to be a seasoned performer to showcase your work at the open mic. We definitely work at also making this venue a welcome place for those who are new at getting up in front of an audience. Having personally played at many open mics, I know how important it is to feel part of a welcoming atmosphere, especially for performers who show up for the first time and need to experience the feel of that kind of atmosphere. We also have any number of people who come in each week just to listen and be part of the scene." Co-owner and executive chef, Jeanine DiMenna, has created a special open mic bar menu, with all entrees priced at $5 and ranging from special salads to a burger with fries, fish and chips, sesame chicken and more.

Stories, Songs, and Crafts - Rose Memorial Library
January 16, 2014 - Stony Point

Toddlers are invited to the library for picture book stories, songs, and crafts. Registration is required.

A SPOT of Planting - Rockland Jewish Academy
January 16, 2014 - West Nyack

Children ages 2-5, with or without older siblings in the Rockland Jewish Academy, are invited for a plant-themed activity, story or song, and craft. This is the first in a series of SPOT (Siblings and Preschoolers On Thursdays) workshops hosted by RJA. Look for upcoming events in March and May.

Liz and Dick -Movie - Franklin Square Public Library
January 16, 2014 - Franklin Square

For nearly a quarter of a century, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton were Hollywood royalty and their fiery romance ? often called ?the marriage of the century? ? was the most notorious, publicized and celebrated love affair of its day. Swarmed by paparazzi worldwide, their love affair was played out entirely in front of the media from the time they met on the set of the major motion picture Cleopatra, left their respective spouses, married and divorced, only to remarry and divorce once again. Despite their roller coaster romance for the public eye to see, Liz and Dick shared undeniable love greater than most people could ever dream of." (88 Min.)

Lucky Fortunes - Franklin Square Public Library
January 16, 2014 - Franklin Square

Grades 1-5. Celebrate Chinese New Year with the Long Island Children's Museum. Registration begins on Thursday, January 2. Class limit is 25.

Real Life: Manners for Teens - Franklin Square Public Library
January 16, 2014 - Franklin Square

This workshop defines etiquette and good manners as they pertain to teens and teen issues. Ms. Arely Mendoza-Cantos, founder of the Always Gracious Academy of Etiquette and Image in Malverne, will cover a variety of topics such as: family manners, greetings and introductions, verbal and non-verbal communication; proper and improper language, public behavior, telephone/cell manners, being a host/guest, dress codes and interviewing for college. Registration begins January 2.

Bring It On: The Musical - Shubert Theater
January 16, 2014 - New Haven

This 2013 Tony Award-nominated musical takes you on a high-flying journey with a colorful crew of characters, an exciting fresh sound and explosive dance with aerial stunts. Inspired by the Bring It On films, this humorous musical tells the story of the challenges and unexpected bonds formed through the thrill of extreme competition.

Cozy Winter Mugs - Mineola Public Library
January 16, 2014 - Mineola

Decorate your own cozy winter mug to take home for a hot beverage. Grades 1 and up.

Bedtime Math Pajama Party - Mineola Public Library
January 16, 2014 - Mineola

Come dressed in your pajamas and join in the fun as everyone plays number related games and activities. Ages 3-6 years with a caregiver.

Informational Meeting - French-American School of New York (FASNY)
January 16, 2014 - Scarsdale

Informational Meetings give a description of the FASNY curriculum, allow prospective parents to discuss the benefits of a bilingual/bicultural education, and visit the Scarsdale campus. Register online at

Drop-In Crafts for Kids - Scarsdale Public Library
January 16, 2014 - Scarsdale

Crafty fun for ages 3-1/2 to 7 years.

Thursday Morning Storytime at B&N: The Toe Show - Barnes & Noble City Center
January 16, 2014 - White Plains

Join Toe, bookseller/entertainer extraordinaire, every Thursday morning for stories, singing and lively fun.

Open Bounce - BounceU-Farmingdale
January 16, 2014 - Farmingdale

Bring the family for a fun time. The sessions include music, games, and of course, play time on the giant inflatable toys. Supervision by an experienced staff is provided.

Yoga for Kids at CSI - Congregation Sons of Israel
January 16, 2014 - Upper Nyack

Children ages 2-6 are invited to try this playful and integrative approach to yoga. Group meets on Thursdays through January 30.

Toddler Time - Bounce! Trampoline Sports
January 16, 2014 - Valley Cottage

Little kids can really get their sillies out when Bounce hosts Toddler Time, each Monday and Thursday morning. Kids can run around Bounce's giant trampoline courts, jump on toddler-size trampolines, and take a running leap into a variety of foam pits. Guaranteed fun for kids and their caregivers.

After School Homework Help - Brooklyn Public Library, Clarendon branch
January 16, 2014 - Midwood

Kids get homework help from library staff.

Sing Along - Brooklyn Public Library, Flatlands branch
January 16, 2014 - Marine Park

Roll over Beethoven! Come hear Mr. Avrum, the librarian, play some of your favorite tunes.

Board Games - Brooklyn Public Library, Ulmer Park branch
January 16, 2014 - Bath Beach

The best cure for boredom is a board game!

Drama Posse - Hillcrest Library
January 16, 2014 - Flushing

Children and teens ages 8-14, can try their hand at acting, and perform in a live show especially for kids. Budding actors, musicians, scenery artists, sound effects techs, and stagehands are needed. Weekly meetings and rehearsals are required for all actors and actresses.

Circle of Friends - Glen Oaks Library
January 16, 2014 - Glen Oaks

A morning of fun for children ages 3-5. A variety of fun-filled activities include listening to stories, singing songs and doing arts and crafts.

Zumba Fitness Fun - Windsor Park Library
January 16, 2014 - Bayside

Explore dance and movement to the sound of international music with Lauren Singer. Steps will be broken down so that all ages can join the Zumba party. Please wear shoes you can move in. Space is limited and preregistration is required by calling or visiting the library. This program is for children age 5 and up.

Financial Aid in a Nutshell - LeFrak City Library
January 16, 2014 - Corona

College bound teens can benefit from this seminar presented by the Lefrak City College Club. Learn the the ins and outs of applying for financial aid and gain insight into the steps to can take towards enrolling in college.

MINECRAFT - Westport Library
January 16, 2014 - Westport

Play Minecraft on the Fairfield County Minecraft server, a project designed to bring Minecrafters in grades 3-12 together in a safe environment. Bring your own laptop.

Museum After Dark: Fairfield Rocks! - Fairifield Museum and History Center
January 16, 2014 - Fairfield

Get your groove on for the opening of Fairfield's Rockin' Top Ten curated by drummer and music historian Chris Frantz of Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club fame. Celebrate the top ten musicians that put Fairfield on the musical map while listening to beats, jams and more. The evening will start with cocktails and hors d'œuvres, followed by a panel discussion hosted by Frantz and local musicians who will share their intriguing stories of being in the entertainment industry. The evening is free of charge, but requires advanced RSVP: 203-259-1598. Space is limited.

Why Doesn't He Use the Language He Has? - Brooklyn Autism Center
January 16, 2014 - Brooklyn Heights

Workshop addresses using motivation, shaping, and reinforcement to increase language use with a vocal-verbal learner.

Parents 4 Parents: A Special Needs Support Group - Rosenthal JCC
January 16, 2014 - Pleasantville

Parents 4 Parents is a support network for parents of children with special needs who have been through have been through the emotions of receiving a diagnosis for their children, navigating the evaluation process and educational programs (EI, CPSE, CSE), and living with the day-to-day challenges of raising and caring for their children. It is an intimate forum where parents can speak freely and emotionally without judgment or fear. All are welcome! RSVP is requested. For more information and to RSVP call Jennifer Pergament 914-741-0333 x29 or email

Parent Support Network - Rosenthal JCC Yorktown Branch (Yorktown Jewish Center)
January 16, 2014 - Yorktown Heights

Parents of children with special needs, would you like to meet with other parents to share information, find support, and build friendships in a non-judgmental, confidential environment - in a location that's close to home? Join the Rosenthal JCC and Yorktown SEPTA and the Rosenthal JCC for monthly meetings. RSVP requested. For more information and to RSVP call Jennifer Pergament at 914-741-0333 x29 or email

Children's Programs: Fishy Antics (Ages 3-5) - Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
January 16, 2014 - Riverhead

Explore the Aquarium with hands-on activities, stories, songs, crafts, and live animal encounters. Call ext 426 for reservations. Series dates are Jan 9, 16, 23, 30.

For Children Ages 2 to 102 - Ukrainian Institute of America
Through January 16, 2014 - New York

Ukraine children's book publisher A-BA-BA-HA-LA-MA-HA will host "For Children Ages 2 to 102," an exhibit featuring original hand-drawn illustrations from famed Eastern European children's books at the Ukrainian Institute of America. Exhibit is open Tuesday-Sunday.

Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic! - Prudential Center
January 16, 2014 - Newark

Join the celebration as more than 60 of Disney's unforgettable characters from 18 beloved stories come to life when Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic! Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald, Jiminy Cricket, Pinocchio, and others of your favorite friends take part in this skating spectacular you?ll remember forever. Playing Prudential Center for eight shows Jan. 15-Jan. 20.

Cross-Stitch Circle - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
January 16, 2014 - Upper West Side

Drop in and try your skills at one of the oldest forms of embroidery in the world. Beginning cross stitchers will learn the basic stitch and create a bookmark with their new skill. More seasoned stitchers can continue working on their bookmark or branch into more complicated designs ? make a handcrafted gift for someone! This program is designed for kids who are 6 and older.

La Leche League of Clarkstown Monthly Meeting - Dominican College
January 16, 2014 - Blauvelt

The La Leche League of Clarkstown holds its monthly meeting led by an accredited lactation counselor and Le Leche League Leader. Pregnant women and new moms are invited to get up-to-date information on nursing including benefits, new beginnings, overcoming breastfeeding obstacles, and weaning. All breastfeeding mothers and pregnant women interested in breastfeeding are welcome to attend these informal, ongoing discussions. Babies and older siblings are also welcome.

Multilingual Mother Goose - Chappaqua Public Library
January 16, 2014 - Chappaqua

Children ages birth-5 years with an adult learn and share songs and rhymes in other languages. Registration required.

Novel Ideas - Barrow Street Theatre
January 16, 2014 - New York

Join Three Rooms Press as we present an exclusive sneak peek of forthcoming novels LIGHT OF THE DIDDICOY and THE WRITERS AFTERLIFE with very special guest readers Malachy McCourt and Israel Horovitz as well as authors Eamon Loingsigh and Richard Vetere. NOVEL IDEAS: A sneak peak @ new books will take place Thursday, January 16, 7 pm, at Barrow Street Theatre, 27 Barrow St. (at 7th Ave. South). Tickets $10 cash at the door; bar opens 6:30 pm.

Herlin Riley - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center
Through January 16, 2014 - New York

Veteran drummer and founding Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra member Herlin Riley has been the drummer of choice for bandleaders such as Ahmad Jamal and Wynton Marsalis. Riley's sound is rooted in his home of New Orleans, but his rhythmic vocabulary expands miles beyond any one style or location. At Dizzy's, he will demonstrate his skills as bandleader, with a quintet featuring some of the best young talent in New York. Riley's group includes pianist Emmet Cohen and bassist Russell Hall, two young players in high-demand among Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra members and other high-profile artists. Groove comes first when Riley is on drums, and these performances are going to be a good time!

Early Childhood Center Open House - Congregation Beth Elohim Early Childhood Center
January 16, 2014 - Park slope

Congregation Beth Elohim Early Childhood Center Invites you to an open house for its preschool for ages 2-5. Special focus on our Dual Language classroom. Come learn about our school and our playful, nurturing approach to learn through two languages, Hebrew and English.

No Limits w/DJ Spinna (Launch Party) - the303 at LOUIE AND CHAN
January 16, 2014 - New York

NYC ARE YOU READY???!!! On Thursday, January 16th, genre defying producer and mixologist DJ SPINNA (Wonderwax) will push musical boundaries with a brand new event that will inject a shot of adrenaline into NYC nightlife. The night--aptly titled NO LIMITS w/DJ SPINNA--will be just that: A hot dance party where each month the legendary selector will dig deep into his vast music collection to deliver a seamless fusion of Soul, Funk, Hip-Hop, House, Reggae, Jazz, Classics and more. Powered by Hype Life Music & KeiStar Productions, the soirée will be hosted by Libation Party co-creator, recording artist and tastemaker MANCHILDBLACK. Come and get your dose of DJ Spinna's musical elixir on Thursday, January 16, and every first Thursday of month beginning February at the303 at LOUIE and CHAN. Open your ears...expand your mind...NO LIMITS!

Open Stage: Contemporary Dance Hyun-ju Lee Dance Company & Laban Movers - Gallery Korea
January 16, 2014 - New York

“Dynamic Korean Dance toward Cosmopolitan” aims to ideal Korean dance of future for globalization. The performance seeks to break down the wall between the audience and the performer through dance movements embodying the spirits of movement within stillness through the mystery of the core which harmoniously handles the energy of the universe by the control of breathing, and through the communion with those experiencing the union of the body, mind, and spirit. In this context, there is no seat and barrier of stage between audience and performer. It could be turned into a place for interaction with all people who are audience, staff and dancers. This environment actively invites the audience to performing space and practically would share dancers’ expression. The program will consist of three major parts: Past with Korean traditional dance and New dance, Present with Korean Contemporary dance and Future with movement choir (improvisational dance). This order indicates a Journey through Our Dance History that to enable an exploration of the periodic developments of Korean Dance. The first communion provides a taste of the communication between spirit and nature and the transition of naturalism, through the traditional dances of Chuneangjeon (Korean Court Dance), Yeongnam Gyobangchung-Chum (Dance from the Government School or Department of Dance and Singing, during the Koryo and Chosun dynasties of Korea – from 10th to early 20th century), and Hanlyangmu (Dance of Prodigal). The second New Dance corner, shows through the classic folk dance of Janggo-Chum (Hourglass Drum Dance), the transition and characteristics of Korean Dance during the Enlightenment period from the late 19th to early 20th century. The third Korean Contemporary dance part, Soul-Forever and Ever, provide an experience of the philosophy and phenomenology of the Korean Dance in the contemporary age. In the last Movement Choir(Improvisational Dance) corner, The Thought Embroidered with Heaven, Earth and Humanity aim to facilitate the communication between the oriental philosophy of naturalism and the western philosophy of rationalism. Part I. The Aesthetic of Classic ‘Gwanye and Honye’ - 1. Chuneangjeon; 2. Yeongnam Gyobangchung-Chum; 3. Hanlyangmu; 4. Janggo-Chum. Part II. The Aesthetic of Contemporary - 1. Soul-Forever and Ever; 2. The Thought Embroidered with Heaven, Earth and Humanity. Further information: RSVP - OR

Guided Tour of the History of the Second Avenue Subway Exhibit - MTA Second Avenue Subway Community information Center
January 16, 2014 - New York

Complementing its current exhibit about the history of the Second Avenue Subway, the MTA Second Avenue Subway Community Information Center (CIC) will be hosting a gallery tour to answer the question, “What took so long?” For those who missed last October’s gallery tour on this topic, CIC Director Laura MacNeil will detail how the City of New York has been planning a Second Avenue Subway ever since its first official proposal in 1929 and why the subway was never built--until now. Please RSVP online: or by phone: (646) 449-8700

Fairfield hosts Niagara Thursday, Manhattan Saturday - Webster Bank Arena
January 16, 2014 - Bridgeport

The Fairfield Stags hope that some home-cooking will snap a four-game losing streak, returning to the friendly confines of Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, CT. for a pair of games this week. The Stags will host Niagara University on Thursday night (January 16) at 8:30 PM, followed by a matinee contest against Manhattan College on Saturday afternoon (January 18) at 1:30 PM. Both games will be televised with ESPN3 on Thursday and SNY on Saturday providing the coverage. The Stags have yet to play Niagara this campaign, and will travel to meet the Purple Eagles on February 20. Fairfield fell to Manhattan in Riverdale, NY on January 4 by a score of 83-57. Head coach Sydney Johnson, despite Fairfield’s overall 3-13 mark this season, has seen his squad progress in practice sessions, and is hopeful of a turnaround in the final 15 games of the season. Johnson led Fairfield to 20 and 19 victories in his first two seasons as head coach. In the previous 10 seasons, the Stags own the most wins of any team in the MAAC with 109 conference victories. Marcus Gilbert (13.1 ppg) and Maurice Barrow (11.8 ppg) have paced the Stags in scoring, while Amadou Sidibe and Coleman Johnson share the rebounding leadership with 5.6 per game. Both Gilbert and Barrow have also been active on the boards with 5.0 and 4.9 rpg, respectively.

Industrial Sublime: Modernism and the Transformation of New York's Rivers, 1900-1940 - Hudson River Museum
Through January 17, 2014 - Yonkers

The opening of the Erie Canal in 1825 assured the Hudson River a vital role in the evolution of what would become New York City into the nation's industrial and financial powerhouse - its "Empire City." The same year, artist Thomas Cole was "discovered," setting in motion a tradition of painting that transformed American art, much as the Erie Canal was rapidly transforming the landscape. For the most part, artists ignored the industrialization of the region; Cole was a strong proponent of the British traditions of the sublime and the beautiful, and his melding of these romantic ideals to direct observation of nature became the mainstay of American landscape in the mid-19th century. The ideal expressed in thousands of Hudson River School canvases from the 1820s through the turn of the century constituted a moving vocabulary many artists clung to, even decades after the reality of the landscape had changed. It was not until the first decade of the 20th century, as artists like Robert Henri and John Sloan turned their attention to the urban scene, that American art shifted its focus from bucolic landscapes to the cities, the towns, and the crowds, especially the raucous urban scene of Manhattan - by then the nation's most important metropolis. The movement away from painting the land to painting the life on the street is often seen as a clean break with the depiction of the landscape, and with landscape painting generally as a mainstay of American art in the face of European Modernism. However, artists continued to paint the Hudson River, as well as its tributaries, the Harlem and East Rivers, and the great harbor of New York City into which they flowed. What was different was their approach. Having jettisoned the romantic ideals of their forebears, artists like Henri and Sloan, and later, Georgia O'Keeffe, George Ault, Edward Hopper, and Preston Dickinson, celebrated the changing way of life along the city's waterfront. As the century progressed, they did so with sharper focus and with ideals borrowed from the Machine Age. Instead of majestic mountain ranges, their subjects were the arching bridges, swinging cranes, and streamlined ocean liners resting in the harbor. Artists took the elements of the Sublime, combined them with Modernism's interest in structure and form, and applied them to the manmade industrial one - thereby creating a new visual vocabulary for the 20th century - the Industrial Sublime. "Industrial Sublime," the exhibition, takes as its focus the shift in both style and sensibility during the years 1900 to 1940, and explores the development of a new mode of landscape painting and pictorial ideals suited to America's role as a global industrial power. Museums lending works to the exhibition of more than 60 paintings include The Metropolitan Museum of Art; The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; The Art Institute of Chicago; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute; High Museum of Art; Museum of Art, Ft. Lauderdale; Georgia Museum of Art; The New-York Historical Society; Museum of the City of New York; Newark Museum; the Phillips Collection; Flint Institute of Arts; Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Norton Museum of Art. The exhibition, accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue, is co-curated by Kirsten Jensen, Curator, Hudson River Museum and Bartholomew F. Bland, Director of Curatorial Affairs, Hudson River Museum. Additional essayists for the publication include Wendy Greenhouse, co-author of "Chicago Modern 1893-1945: Pursuit of the New;" Katherine E. Manthorne, professor of modern art of the Americas, Graduate Center, City University of New York; and Ellen E. Roberts, Harold and Anne Berkley Smith Curator of American Art, Norton Museum of Art. "Industrial Sublime: Modernism and the Transformation of New York's Rivers, 1900-1940" is the fifth exhibition in the Hudson River Museum series, "The Visitor In the Landscape." The exhibition will travel to the Norton Museum of Art, March 20-June 22, 2014. The exhibition and the accompanying catalogue have been made possible by a generous grant from the Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz Foundation for the Arts, Inc. The exhibition catalogue is supported, in part, by Furthermore: a program of the J.M. Kaplan Fund. On view through January 17, 2014.

Center for Contemporary Opera presents El Cimarron - Symphony Space
Through January 17, 2014 - New York

El Cimarron (The Runaway Slave) is a composition by the German composer Hans Werner Henze, written when the composer lived in Cuba in 1969-1970. It is subtitled Biography of the Runaway Slave Esteban Montejo, and is based around the autobiographical passages recounted by Montejo to Miguel Barnet in 1963.

Sam Harris - 54 Below
Through January 18, 2014 - New York

Following a triumphant 2013 run, Sam Harris returns to 54 Below for four shows only, this time celebrating the release of his brand new book, HAM: Slices of a Life (Gallery Books/Simon & Schuster). This show of the same title is what Sam calls a "liter-usical": a hybrid theatrical show featuring excerpts from the book, artfully interspersed with songs from his classic repertoire. Harris is a multi-million selling recording artist and has starred on Broadway, on television and in concert for nearly three decades. His powerhouse voice and rare talent for redefining the vast American Songbook defines him as one of this generation's most distinguished performers. And now he's an author!

Andrey Boreyko Conducts Stravinsky, Zemlinsky's The Mermaid, and Mozart's Bassoon Concerto - New York Philharmonic
Through January 18, 2014 - New York

With bassoonist Judith LeClair.

Jan De Vliegher - Mike Weiss Gallery
Through January 18, 2014 - New York

Nw works by Jan De Vliegher, making this the artist's second solo show with the gallery. Layering rich hues of wet oil paint and working from the shoulder, De Vliegher takes an athletic approach to an otherwise banal nature scene, offering a series of large-scale canvases that contrast deep, murky waters with fluorescent patterned figures. In a meditation on mark-making, rhythm, and symphonic harmony, a world built on landscape and impressionism emerges, breathing new life into these time-honored genres while catalyzing a new approach to abstraction, repetition, and action painting.

Free Week of Dance at Steffi Nossen School of Dance - Steffi Nossen School of Dance
Through January 18, 2014 - White Plains

The Steffi Nossen School of Dance (SNSD) invites the Westchester community to participate in all dance classes free of charge during its Week of Dance Open House January 13-18, 2014. Classes will be held at two locations in Westchester: White Plains (at the Music Conservatory of Westchester across from the County Center), and in Chappaqua, SNSD offers classes that appeal to dance students of all levels. Try as many age- and level-appropriate classes as you wish from Jan. 13-18. Don't miss this chance to try a new class free of obligation. The class schedule is available at Questions: or 914-328-1900 for more information, and to RSVP.

The Williamstown Theatre Festival Cabaret - 54 Below
Through January 18, 2014 - New York

For 60 years, the Tony Award-winning Williamstown Theatre Festival has been Broadway's summer home, where renowned stars of stage and screen work alongside America's next generation of up and comers. This January, for the first time ever, the Festival's legendary, irrepressible Late-Night Cabaret brings some Berkshire summer to the Big Apple. For four nights only, a revolving company of Williamstown all-stars will take the stage at 54 Below recreating the off-the-cuff, post-performance atmosphere that has become a WTF trademark. Helmed by longtime WTF music director Kris Kukul, these impromptu celebrations of laughter and song will chase away the winter blues with a healthy dose of summer fun! CAST LIST: Becky Ann Baker, Greg Hildreth (1/17 & 1/18)*, Lauren Molina, Euan Morton (1/15 & 1/16)*, Amy Spanger, Joe Iconis, Jessica Hecht, Todd Almond, and Jacob Ming Trent. $40-50 cover charge. $25 food & beverage minimum.

Zoe Strauss: 10 Years - International Center of Photography
Through January 19, 2014 - New York

For a decade between 2001 and 2010, Philadelphia photographer Zoe Strauss (b. 1970) showed her photographic works once a year in a public space beneath an I-95 highway overpass in South Philadelphia. In these annual one-day exhibitions, Strauss mounted her color photographs to the concrete bridge supports and viewers could buy photocopies for five dollars. Through portraits and documents of houses and signage, Strauss looked unflinchingly at the economic struggles and hardscrabble lives of residents in her own community and other parts of the United States. She describes her work as "an epic narrative about the beauty and struggle of everyday life." Strauss, a self-taught photographer and political activist, sees her work as a type of social intervention, and she has often used billboards and public meetings as venues. This exhibition is a mid-career retrospective and the first critical assessment of her decade-long project.

Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Hals: Masterpieces of Dutch Painting from the Mauritshuis - Frick Collection
Through January 19, 2014 - New York

The Frick Collection will be the final venue of an American tour of paintings from the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis, The Hague. This prestigious Dutch museum, which has not lent a large body of works from its holdings in nearly thirty years, is undergoing an extensive two-year renovation that makes this opportunity possible.

Lewis Hine - International Center of Photography
Through January 19, 2014 - New York

Lewis Hine (1874-1940) is widely recognized as an American original whose work has been cited as a precursor to modernist and documentary photography. While certain of Hine's photographic projects -- such as on immigration, child labor, New York City, and the building of the Empire State Building -- are well known, few exhibitions have considered his entire life's work.

JFK November 22, 1963: A Bystander's View of History - International Center of Photography
Through January 19, 2014 - New York

The exhibition includes stills from Abraham Zapruder's famous footage of the assassination, as well as news photographs, snapshots by bystanders, souvenirs, and scrapbooks. Organized by ICP Chief Curator Brian Wallis on the fiftieth anniversary of the tragedy, these visual artifacts demonstrate the active role of photography in negotiating trauma and facilitating mourning.

The Future of America: Lewis Hine's New Deal Photographs - International Center of Photography
Through January 19, 2014 - New York

Among the least known but most prescient photographs taken by social documentary photographer Lewis Hine (1874-1940) were those he made as chief photographer for the National Research Project (NRP), a division of the federal government's Works Project Administration (WPA) founded in late 1935. The goal of the NRP was to investigate recent changes in industrial technologies and to assess their effects on future employment. In over 700 photographs, taken in industrial towns throughout the Northeast in 1936 and 1937, Hine revealed not only working conditions in aging industrial factories, but also in new industries and productive workplaces. The NRP published hundreds of reports illustrated with Hine's photographs on a broad variety of agricultural, manufacturing, and mining activities. His works captured the look of labor and industry in transition, while the entire NRP story provides provocative parallels to today's economic challenges. Lewis Hine's Lasting Legacy, organized by Hine scholar Judith Mara Gutman, draws on ICP's archive of more than 300 of Hine's prints from the NRP series and the master holdings at the National Archives.

Shen Yun Performing Arts - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Through January 19, 2014 - New York

Heavenly maidens, brave warriors, mischievous monks, and, yes, even a flying pig! China's 5,000 years of uninterrupted history has yielded an endless treasure trove of legends, myths, and literary classics. These stories come to life in vivid detail through Shen Yun's awe-inspiring performances. Let Shen Yun take you on an extraordinary journey spanning from the origins of Chinese civilization through the height of the Tang and Song dynasties all the way to the modern day. It's a performance that not only entertains, but more broadly, educates and inspires. Based in New York, Shen Yun has become the world's premier classical Chinese dance company and a global, cultural sensation, reviving the authentic culture of China that was once almost lost. And now, after enchanting royals in London, performing for packed houses across Asia, and wowing a sold-out audience at Lincoln Center last season, Shen Yun is returning to the Lincoln Center stage with an entirely new program for 2014!

First Look - Museum of the Moving Image
Through January 19, 2014 - Queens

In its third year, the Museum's First Look series is a showcase for groundbreaking, new international cinema. When it debuted in 2012, First Look was instantly recognized as a vital new addition to New York's film scene, an oasis of thoughtful and provocative filmmaking amid the hype and noise of the awards season. Defying genre and pushing boundaries, the featured films demonstrate how cinematic creativity and depth can be found in modes as divergent as action movies and avant-garde cinema. Many of the films are New York premieres. Among the hits and discoveries from the first two years are Chantal Akerman's Almayer's Folly, Thomas Andersen's Reconversao, Bruno Dumont's Outside Satan, and Philippe Garrel's That Summer. First Look is programmed by Chief Curator David Schwartz and Assistant Film Curator Aliza Ma; 2014 schedule to be announced in early December.

Applied Design - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through January 20, 2014 - New York

There are still people who think that design is just about making things, people, and places pretty. In truth, design has spread to almost every facet of human activity, from science and education to politics and policymaking, for a simple reason: one of design's most fundamental tasks is to help people respond to change. A designer today can choose to focus on interactions, interfaces, the Internet, visualizations, socially minded infrastructures and products, 5-D spaces, bioengineering, sustainability, video games, critical scenarios, and yes, even furniture. Several outstanding examples of this vitality and diversity are presented in this installation, ranging from a mine detonator by young Afghani designer Massoud Hassani to a vessel made by transforming desert sand into glass using only the energy of the sun. Also on display are 14 video games -- including Pac-Man, The Sims, and Katamari Damacy -- that constitute the beginning of a new branch of MoMA's collection.

2013 Festival of Lighthouses Contest - Maritime Aquarium
Through January 20, 2014 - Norwalk

Enjoy a display of imaginative handcrafted lighthouses ? and then vote for your favorite. Your votes determine the winners of this exhibit, which will present 24 large model lighthouses throughout the aquarium galleries. The lighthouses will be the creations of regional artists, crafts people and just folks with an idea. Some entries come in as scale models of real lighthouses. Others will be wildly creative. The lighthouse that gets the most visitor votes will win $1,500. Other prizes to be announced in a special evening reception on Jan. 23 are: $750 for second place, $375 for third; $300 for fourth; $225 for fifth; and $150 for sixth. Lighthouses must be 3 to 6 feet tall and have a working light ? Beyond that, it's up to the creators' imaginations. (Prohibited are animal remains, including shells.) November 16-January 20, 2014.

Christopher Wool - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through January 22, 2014 - New York

At the heart of Christopher Wool's creative project, which spans three decades of rigorous and highly focused practice, is the question of how a picture can be conceived, realized, and experienced today. Engaging the complexities of painting as a medium, as well as the anxious rhythms of the urban environment and a wide range of cultural references, his agile, largely monochrome works propose an open-ended series of responses to this central problem. This retrospective will fill the museum's Frank Lloyd Wright-designed rotunda and an adjacent gallery with a rich selection of paintings, photographs, and works on paper, forming the most comprehensive examination to date of Wool's influential career. The exhibition is organized by Katherine Brinson, Associate Curator, and will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue. This exhibition is supported by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

Knit, Purl, Sow - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Through January 22, 2014 - Crown Heights

Knit, Purl, Sow brings together textile and knitting artists and their finely detailed botanical renderings, expressionistic plants, and landscapes that will inspire a new appreciation for natural forms.

Adventures of Piper - Locust Valley Library
Through January 22, 2014 - Locust Valley

Meet local author Mariah Leal and see the world from a puppy's point of view. With a story, Mariah's best buddy, Piper, teaches children the importance of training, socializing and bonding with their puppy.Through Piper's journey, you will see how similar the lessons she has learned are to those of children. On January 22, the children will have the opportunity to meet Piper.Each participant will recieve a copy of the authors book.Space is limited. Registration required. For more information please call 516-671-1837.

“Icons” - THE OUT NYC
Through January 23, 2014 - New York

Artist and NYC pop-culture enthusiast, Michael Lazar, has unveiled an exhibition of his “Icons” collection featuring collages and acrylic painted worlds of electric pinks and sky blues married with recognizable icons from American pop culture and beyond in the lobby of THE OUT NYC located at 510 West 42nd Street (42nd Street between 10th and 11th Aves, Manhattan). Whether it is Disney icons, Patriotism, Hollywood, romance, and classic cross-cultural images like the heart or star, Lazar’s artwork is known in the art community as a celebration of the power of iconography and color. “Icons” is on display and open to the public at THE OUT NYC through January 23, 2014. For more information regarding Michael Lazar and his work, please visit

Danish Paintings from the Golden Age to the Modern Breakthrough - Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
Through January 25, 2014 - New York

Composed of 37 paintings and drawings, the exhibition features the work of a range of artists, including Nicolai Abildgaard, the first history painter of note to be trained at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts; the "Danish Golden Age" artists Christen Kobke, L.A. Smith, and Vilhelm Kyhn; and the modern painters Berthe Wegmann, Anna and Michael Ancher, P.S. Kroyer, and his pupils Harald Slott-Moller and the internationally renowned Vilhelm Hammershoi.

Deconstructed Flowers - Queens Botanical Garden
Through January 25, 2014 - Flushing

H. David Stein's unique mosaic of flora is distinctively detailed in this exhibit, a series of intricate photographs that pull out the detailed beauty of flowers, using a special technique that layers several photographs into a single picture for a view of amazing depth. Dr. Stein's work as the former chairman of surgery at Flushing Hospital instilled a dedication to the importance of detail. Since his retirement from the medical profession, his interest in photography has intensified. Studying at the International Center of Photography, and with several professionals he has garnered a renewed focus on the technical and visual aspects, and adapted a style that allows him to create photographs that express many aspects of a flower at the same time. "There are many features of flowers that are beautiful and interesting, but each individual photograph can only show a single element of the flower". Unhappy with losing the depth and beauty of his subject, Stein focused on pulling out the dimensional presence of the flower. "This meant taking multiple photographs and merging then into a single montage. I then allowed the flower to grow more naturally over the image's matting. The end result is a floral image that shows many views of the flower's beauty in a single image." Dr. Stein's prize-winning photographs have been exhibited widely throughout the Northeast, including the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C., the Salmagundi Club, The Mamaroneck Artist Guild, and other galleries in New York. His photographs can also be found in commercial establishments and in numerous private collections. The exhibit will be open from Tuesdays to Saturdays, from 8am to 4pm, thur Jan 25, 2014 and is free to the public. For more information, contact Darcy Hector at (718) 886-3800, ext. 330 or Queens Botanical Garden is an urban oasis where people, plants and cultures are celebrated through inspiring gardens, innovative educational programs and demonstrations of environmental stewardship.

Green Porno - Brooklyn Academy of Music
Through January 25, 2014 - Fort Greene

Live on Stage Conceived and performed by Isabella Rossellini Written by Isabella Rossellini and Jean-Claude Carrière Staged by Muriel Mayette Art-house luminary Isabella Rossellini reveals the surprisingly kinky and confounding mating rituals of insects and marine life in this one-woman show, adapted from the celebrated Sundance Channel series of the same name. With day-glo costumes and paper puppets, Rossellini channels a host of reproductive oddities based on a text by the influential French screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière (The Mahabharata, 1987 Next Wave; The Tin Drum). Part nature documentary, part DIY cartoon, Green Porno is a cheeky, delightful zoology lesson brought vividly to life by Rossellini's singular flair for storytelling. English translation by Sofia Groopman

Intel Pop-Up Shop Grand Opening - Intel Experience Store
Through January 25, 2014 - New York

The Intel Experience Store is not your average pop-up shop! Setting up in the hip neighborhood of Nolita, the Intel Experience Store aims to bring together local businesses, the latest technology, and the unique elements of each store location to show how Intel reshapes and enriches the lives of individuals and communities alike. Each Intel Experience Store will physically change three times a day! The stores will feature local, ever-changing programming, freecycling, and other programs that give back to their communities. Stop by to grab a coffee, check in on the news, ask our Tech Xperts questions about your devices, and in the afternoons and evenings, check out live music, movies, sports, games, and more! There will be a number of activities on opening day: the first 50 people will win a prize; throughout the day shoppers can enjoy complimentary coffee and snacks from local eateries; neighbors in the 10012 area code will receive a free sweatshirt (with proof of residency, while supplies last); and there will be an evening performance by Tailan Rayan.

Robert Mapplethorpe: Saints and Sinners - Sean Kelly Gallery
Through January 25, 2014 - New York

This December marks the 25th anniversary of the landmark exhibition Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Moment. On the occasion of the anniversary of that defining juncture, not just in Mapplethorpe's career, but also in the larger dialogue regarding freedom of expression in the arts, Sean Kelly brings together 27 pairings of Mapplethorpe images exploring the theme of Saints and Sinners.

Edgar Allan Poe: Terror of the Soul - Morgan Library & Museum
Through January 26, 2014 - New York

The works of Edgar Allan Poe have frightened and thrilled readers for more than one hundred-fifty years. Terror of the Soul -- inspired by the preface to Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque -- explores Poe's poetry, fiction, and literary criticism, with a key thematic emphasis examining his profound influence on later writers. The exhibition will feature nearly one hundred items, drawn primarily from the Morgan's holdings and The Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature at The New York Public Library, two of the most important collections of Poe material in the United States. In addition, a number of exceptional private collection loans will also be on view.

See it Loud: Seven Post-War American Painters - National Academy of Design Museum and School of Fine Arts
Through January 26, 2014 - New York

This exhibition presents the work Leland Bell, Paul Georges, Paul Resika, Neil Welliver, Albert Kresch, Stenley Lewis, and Peter Heinemann, who insisted on the significance of landscape and figuration, even during an era when going beyond abstraction meant venturing into an aesthetic no-man's land.

Everyday Epiphanies: Photography and Daily Life Since 1969 - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 26, 2014 - New York

Since the birth of photography in 1839, artists have used the medium to explore subjects close to home -- the quotidian, intimate, and overlooked aspects of everyday existence. This exhibition examines the photographs and videos made by a wide range of artists during the last four decades. Featuring forty works from the Museum's collection, it includes photographs by John Baldessari, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Fischli & Weiss, Jan Groover, Robert Gober, Nan Goldin, Elizabeth McAlpine, Gabriel Orozco, David Salle, Robert Smithson, Stephen Shore, and William Wegman among others, as well as video by artists such as Martha Rosler, Ilene Segalove, and Svetlana and Igor Kopystiansky.

Tweet - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through January 26, 2014 - SoHo

Any adult of a certain age asked to define tweet in 2013 is likely to answer that it is a "short communication of 140 characters or less." Yet before 2006, tweet was primarily used to describe the chirp of a bird, a sound generally perceived as a sweet or happy sound. In New York City, you witness more and more pedestrians striding through life with heads buried in smartphones. People tweet, text, and email on the go. The simple act of looking around as you go about our daily journey is being lost to an ever more fragmented and hectic contemporary society. The exhibition Tweet asks everyone to pause, reflect, and remember a simple act that is available to everyone. Look around, enjoy nature, and see the birds. All the artworks included in Tweet come from a similar starting point – that of careful observation of nature, specifically of birds. To identify and study at great and near distances, with quiet observation and in fleeting moments – this kind of looking is encouraged by these works. As part of the exhibition, CMA asks viewers to use their technology to come together in shared games around bird spotting, or to simply put the gadgets away and draw from nature.

Parsons Dance - Joyce Theater
Through January 26, 2014 - New York

Parsons Dance brings its blend of athleticism, stunning ensemble work, and pure joy to the stage for evenings of high-energy dance. The program includes the world premiere of David Parsons' For EK, set to music by Steve Reich, a multi-media experience using the work of major American 20th century painters as a visual backdrop. The season also includes Nascimento Novo, performed to music by South American legend Milton Nascimento and Caught, the stroboscopic masterwork that continues to wow audiences around the world. In addition, four special family matinees will include kid-friendly repertory and an opportunity to meet the dancers.

American Modern: Hopper to O'Keefe - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through January 26, 2014 - Midtown

Drawn from MoMA's collection, American Modern takes a fresh look at the Museum's holdings of American art made between 1915 and 1950, and considers the cultural preoccupations of a rapidly changing American society in the first half of the 20th century. Including paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, sculptures, and films, American Modern brings together some of the Museum's most celebrated masterworks, contextualizing them across mediums and amid lesser-seen but revelatory works by artists who expressed compelling emotional and visual tendencies of the time. The selection of works depicts subjects as diverse as urban and rural landscapes, scenes of industry, still-life compositions, and portraiture, and is organized thematically, with visual connections trumping strict chronology. Artists represented include George Bellows, Stuart Davis, Edward Hopper, Georgia O'Keeffe, Charles Sheeler, Alfred Stieglitz, and Andrew Wyeth, among many others. Far from an encyclopedic view of American art of the period, the exhibition is a focused look at the strengths and surprises of MoMA's collection in an area that has played a major role in the institution?s history.

Keith Haring All-Over - New-York Historical Society
Through January 26, 2014 - New York

A new installation in the Henry Luce III Center for the Study of American Culture will feature everyday items transformed by famed New York artist Keith Haring. Keith Haring All-Over explores the artist's use of unconventional surfaces: clothing, furniture and skin; as well as photographs and videos that document his process and passion for making ordinary objects into extraordinary works of art.

Art in the Garden at QBG: “Deconstructed Flowers” - Queens Botanical Garden
Through January 26, 2014 - Flushing

H. David Stein’s unique mosaic of flora is distinctively detailed in his exhibit “Deconstructed Flowers.” His intricate photographs pull out the dimensional presence of flowers using a special technique which layers multiple photographs into a single montage. The end result shows many views of the flower’s beauty in a single image.

Art in the Garden at QBG: “Deconstructed Flowers” - Queens Botanical Garden
Through January 26, 2014 - Flushing

H. David Stein's unique mosaic of flora is distinctively detailed in his exhibit "Deconstructed Flowers." His intricate photographs pull out the dimensional presence of flowers using a special technique which layers multiple photographs into a single montage. The end result shows many views of the flower's beauty in a single image. In the Gallery of QBG's Visitor & Administration Building.

Shrek the Musical - Broadhollow Theater at Elmont
Through January 26, 2014 - Elmont

In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre—not a handsome prince—shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won't shut up, a bad guy with a short temper, and a cookie with an attitude, and over a dozen other fairy-tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on hand...and his name is Shrek. Full of all-new songs, dancing, and breathtaking scenery, Shrek is part romance, part twisted fairy tale.

All Aboard with Thomas & Friends - New York Botanical Garden
Through January 26, 2014 - Bronx

Join Thomas and Driver Sam on a new, fun-filled, sing-along, mini performance adventure by helping them decorate the station in time for the big Sodor surprise party before the guest of honor arrives! Parents: bring your camera to have a photo-op with Thomas to capture the special day! In the Ross Hall. Daily, Jan. 1-26. Times vary by date; see website.

LICM & Plaza Theatrical present �Go, Dog. Go!� - Long Island Children's Museum
Through January 26, 2014 - Garden City

P.D. Eastman�s classic beginner book "Go, Dog. Go!" comes to life on the LICM stage. Singing, dancing and plenty of humor surround Red Dog, Blue Dog, Green Dog and Yellow Dog. Watch these dogs at work and play, going in and going out, moving over the water and under the water and asking and answering that important question, "Do you like my hat?" The story is adapted for the stage by Steven Dietz and Allison Gregory with music by Michael Koerner. This event runs through January 26.

Ruff - La MaMa E.T.C.
Through January 26, 2014 - New York

In "Ruff," her latest solo show, Peggy Shaw throws off the stigma of age and embraces the joy--and necessity--of creating new work since her stroke in 2011. She unashamedly exposes the emotional and technological accommodations she now requires to perform onstage. In so doing, she offers a rare glimpse at the art of aging. "Ruff" comes to La MaMa following a critically acclaimed run at the 2013 Coil Festival and an extremely popular European tour. Charles Isherwood (New York Times) called it "an impressionistic monologue that’s engaging, admirably unsentimental and often very funny indeed." Eva Yaa Asantewaa, writing The Infinite Body, called it "an intimate, affecting lesson in empathy." She noted that Shaw is "a legend in queer, progressive theater" and that the show amounts to her post-stroke comeback, "a marvelous one--and a way of sharing what it feels like to know that some memories and resources that made you what you are are now unretrievable." Purchase tickets (212) 475-7710,

Social Skills Coaching for Teens - Elaine Lerner, MSW CSW
Through January 27, 2014 - Garden City

Elaine Lerner, MSW CSW provides support to adolescents and their families in her Social Skills Coaching for Teens workshops. She teaches teens tools, techniques and strategies to learn how to communicate better with classmates, peers and parents, make friends through social interactions, navigate middle school and high school, problem solve as well as preparation for a smooth transition to college and career. Her 7-Session program includes parent support as well as a family session where a complimentary 30-minute phone session is drafted to determine if your child is a candidate for this program. Call to register.

Art Gallery - Mineola School District - Mineola Public Library
Through January 30, 2014 - Mineola

Everyone is welcome downstairs in the Walter & Joan Hobbs Art Gallery for an artistic presentation of mixed media created by the students of the Mineola School district. The Supervising Art Teacher is Mrs. Andrea Antonelli.

Drama Workshop grades K-3 - Locust Valley Library
Through January 30, 2014 - Locust Valley

Children in grades K-3 are invited to participate in a drama workshop taught by certified teacher Ms. Celia Cullen. In this four part interactive drama class children will bring well known children's books to life. The last session will include a short performance. Registration required. For more information contact Youth Services @ 516-671-1837.

Dog Bless You: The Photography of Mary Bloom - Cathedral of St. John the Divine
Through January 31, 2014 - New York

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine is pleased to present Dog Bless You: The Photography of Mary Bloom, a new exhibition featuring sensitive and dignified photographs of dogs by Mary Bloo

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


Comments for This Article