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THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN BRONX ON OCTOBER 31

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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, October 31, 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 October 31. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Bronx, check out our complete calendar of events.

Shabbat for Tots - Union Temple
Through December 28, 2012 - Brooklyn

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

NY's Village Halloween Parade - Greenwich Village
October 31, 2012 -

All Those in Costume are Welcome to Join Hundreds of Puppets, 53 Bands of Different Types of Music, Dancers and Artists, and Thousands of other New Yorkers in Costumes of their Own Creation in the Nation's Most Wildly Creative Public Participatory Event in the Greatest City in the World. For all those in costume is on 6th Avenue South of Spring Street and North of Canal between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Alert - ONLY enter the line-up on 6th Ave. from the East and South between Canal and Spring. 7-10pm.

Halloween Celebration - American Museum of Natural History
October 31, 2012 - Upper West Side

More than 30 of the Museum's popular halls will be open from 4 to 7 pm for trick-or-treating, arts and crafts, fun with roaming cartoon characters, and live performances. Past performers and characters have included Curious George, Winnie-the-Pooh, Strawberry Shortcake, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Madeline, Maya & Miguel, David Grover and the Big Bear Band, Louie & Subanda, performers from the Big Apple Circus, and stilt walkers.

Amateur Night: Super Top Dog! - Apollo Theater
October 31, 2012 - Harlem

Tonight is the grand finale of the 2012 season. Which of our lucky contestants will win the title of Super Top Dog and the cash prize of $10,000? Aspiring musicians, singers, dancers, comedians, rappers and spoken word artists try their best to please the audiences that can make them an Apollo legend. Then get ready to cheer or jeer as you decide who stays and who gets booted off stage. At Amateur Night, you tell the performers to be good or be gone! Amateur Night at the Apollo is hosted by the comedian Capone. Each show begins with a festive pre-party featuring video and music by DJ Jess. And keep a lookout for master impressionist C.P. Lacey, the resident Executioner who sweeps bad talent off the stage.

Saturday Funday - Kings Bay Y at Windsor Terrace
Through October 31, 2012 - Windsor Terrace

A well-designed program for children with significant learning disabilities such as ADHD and autistic spectrum disorders. Parents and guardians must meet with staff individually prior to start of program.

Historic Stony Brook Grist Mill Tours - Stony Brook Grist Mill
Through October 31, 2012 - Stony Brook

Listed on the NYS and National Register of Historic Places, the mill, c. 1751, offers an authentic experience of a working grist mill today with the only female "miller" in the U.S. as your guide. Visit the country store for games, toys, recipes, jams and more and feed the ducks at the Mill Pond.

Kiddie Cruise - Queen of Hearts
October 31, 2012 - New York

Join us for the 6th season of Kiddie Cruise, a Princess & Pirate adventure for parents and children! The event is a perfect way to spend an afternoon with children 2-9 years old. Kiddie Cruise is an all inclusive event which takes place twice a month in lower Manhattan aboard our boat, The Queen of Hearts. Kids enjoy tons of activities like a puppet show, live music, face painting, arts & crafts, sing-a-longs and more! Tickets are inclusive of a healthy bagged lunch and a magnificent cruise around the New York Harbor with views of the Statue of Liberty! Boarding @ 12pm Sailing 12:30pm – 2:30pm

Central Park TV & Movie Sites Tour - Central Park
Through October 31, 2012 - Upper West Side

School's out and On Location Tours is leading outdoors tours of the most filmed location in New York City: Central Park. During the month of June, children can tour free with the purchase of one adult ticket on the Central Park TV & Movie Sites tour. Experience your favorites come to life as you tour Central Park and see where the movie-magic happened. You and your kids will have the opportunity to dance and sing where the cast of Glee did in their rendition of "I Love New York," feed the pigeons like Macaulay Culkin did in "Home Alone 2," be like the Smurfs when they realized they certainly weren't in the Smurf Village anymore, and see where the final scene in "The Avengers" took place. Mention "School's Out!" during the month of June when purchasing an adult ticket to receive one free child ticket.

The Harlem Edge Cultivating Connections - Center for Architecture
Through October 31, 2012 -

The Emerging New York Architects (ENYA) Committee of the AIA NY Chapter is proud to announce the winners of its fifth biennial design ideas competition, The Harlem Edge | Cultivating Connections. One hundred seventy-eight (178) teams and individuals registered for the competition and more than ninety-eight (98) entries from sixteen (16) countries were submitted for judging. The winning entries will be exhibited at the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY, this July and be published in a competition catalog. In coordination with the exhibition, ENYA will be hosting a symposium to discuss design issues related to the winning entries and possibilities for the future development of the site and its neighboring community. Congratulations to the winners: ENYA Prize, $5000: Sym'bio'pia Ting Chin and Yan Wang, Linearscape Architecture, New York, NY, USA 2nd Prize, $2500: The Hudson Exchange Eliza Higgins, Cyrus Patell, Chris Starkey, and Andrea Vittadini, Brooklyn, NY, USA 3rd Prize, $1000: Harlem Harvest Ryan Doyle, Guido Elgueta, and Tyler Caine, Brooklyn, NY, USA Student Prize, $1000: Stairway to Harlem Daniel Mowery, Student of Architecture, University of Virginia, USA Honorable Mentions: Continuum, by Nasiq Khan, and Scott Brandi, Bayside, NY, USA Subaqueous Promenade, by Doyoung Oh, and Jaemin Ha, London, United Kingdom/Boston, MA, USA New Marine Transfer Station, by Yashar Ghasemkhani, Arash Mesbah, and Pooneh Sadrimanesh, New York, NY, USA Land Over Water Agro-Pavilion, by Michael C. Kilroy, and Jonathan Sampson, Students of Architecture, University of New Mexico, USA Greenhouse Transformer, by Dongwoo Yim, and Rafael Luna, PRAUD, Boston, MA, USA

Music and Movement - Long Island Children's Museum
October 31, 2012 - Garden City

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

Apple Picking - Dr. Davies Farm
Through October 31, 2012 - Congers

This family-run farm, popular with local school groups, grows nearly 20 varieties of apples. Stop by on weekends for hay rides. And starting the third week of October, pick your own pumpkin. Call ahead to see what apple varieties are available on a particular weekend. Apple picking available daily through Halloween.

START (Story+Art) - Long Island Children's Museum
Through October 31, 2012 - Garden City

Kids listen to a different story each week that relates to the season. After the story, all little hands are on deck to create an art project in response to the story. Program runs through October 31.

Lego Club for Littles - Wilton Library
October 31, 2012 - Wilton

Kids in grades K-2 learn about the theme through stories and non-fiction books and then create a Lego masterpiece from the library's Lego collection. Twenty tickets will be passed out at the Children's reference desk starting at 3:45pm.

Revolutionary Garden - Fort Greene Park
Through October 31, 2012 - Brooklyn

Come visit and volunteer at a recreated revolutionary war-era garden, curated and built by Daly Clement, a professional gardener and educator. Email Clement to RSVP at [email protected]

Downtown Ghost Walking Tour with Wall Street Walks - Wall Street, NYC
Through October 31, 2012 - New York

Explore New York City’s most haunted neighborhood with your very own guide to the Underworld of the Financial District. Explore the cemetery at Trinity Church and unearth legends of the ghost world like George Washington, Aaron Burr, and Alexander Hamilton. Exercise your feet as well as the restless spirits of those driven to madness after the Great Stock Market crash. Don’t lose your head as you try to spot the famous horseman of Kipp’s Bay. Finally, to prove you “aren’t afraid of no ghosts,” drop into one of the filming sites of Ghost Busters 2. Tours run every Fri. and Sat. in October at 5:30 and 7:30 pm and there is a special tour on Wed. 31, also at 5:30 and 7:30. To purchase tickets, please visit our ticket seller at: http://www.zerve.com/WallStreet/Ghosts For more information about this or any other tour, please visit our website at: www.wallstreetwalks.com

Spooky Stories for tweens - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
October 31, 2012 - Garnerville

Tweens are invited to stop by for a special Halloween story time.

Halloween Party! - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
October 31, 2012 - Garnerville

Kids are invited to come in costume for a fun and slightly spooky night of games and crafts. Pre-registration is required. For ages 4-8.

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
October 31, 2012 - Garnerville

Creative kids can bring their own Legos or use the library's. For ages 4-12.

Family Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
October 31, 2012 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-6 and their caregivers are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more. Pre-registration is required.

Cat Photo Contest - Brooklyn Public Library, Clinton Hill Branch
Through October 31, 2012 - Clinton Hill

Take a funny picture of your cat and enter it in the Library's Cat Photo Contest. Winners receive an assortment of cat goodies--toys, food, fun things for cat lovers. The winning photo will be announced October 29. Contact the Library for further details.

Halloween Party - Brooklyn Public LIbrary, Windsor Terrace branch
October 31, 2012 - Windsor Terrace

It's a Halloween party for kids at the Library. Dress as your favorite book character or superhero.

Jennifer Warnes in Concert - Madison Theatre at Molloy College
October 31, 2012 - Rockville Centre

Jennifer Warnes is best known for her rich distinctive voice, her exquisite interpretations of the music of significant songwriters, (including Leonard Cohen and James Taylor), her own original songs and for her association with the soundtracks of a number of popular films during the 1970s, ‘80s and ’90s. Her biggest chart-topping hits were “Up Where We Belong” (a duet with Joe Cocker from the 1983 film An Officer and a Gentleman), "I’ve Had The Time of My Life” (a duet with Bill Medley from the 1988 film Dirty Dancing), as well as her Top 10 hit, “Right Time of the Night.” Call 516-678-5000 ext7715 for tickets.

Sensory Playtime- Special Needs Children - Pump It Up
October 31, 2012 - Plainview

Bring your child to bounce, jump, slide, laugh and have fun in a clean and safe environment where you can meet others or just play with your children. Pump It Up is an ideal location for support groups, play therapy, and social events for individuals on the autism spectrum or other special needs, their family and friends, and the professionals who work with them.

The Haunted Pumpkin Garden - The New York Botanical Garden
Through October 31, 2012 - Bronx

Experience the thrills and chills of the season with a garden full of intricately carved pumpkin sculptures, bugs, bats, parties, and parades. The haunted world of pumpkin sculptures offers plenty of hands-on fun each day - play inside the Pumpkin House, put on a scary show at the Pumpkin Puppet Theater, go on a parade, and have a 'hoot' learning about owls. On October 20-21, master carver Ray Villafane of Food Network fame transforms humongous pumpkins into zombies and other unearthly creatures. There's plenty of hands-on fun each day--play inside the Pumpkin House, put on a scary show at the Pumpkin Puppet Theater, go on a parade, and have a 'hoot' learning about owls. Special events run throughout the month. Through Oct. 31 in the Everett Children's Adventure Garden.

Halloween Celebration - American Musem of Natural History
October 31, 2012 - Upper West Side

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. For a ticket refund or exchange, call 212-496-4234 when the museum resumes normal operating hours (planned for Nov. 1).

Halloween Party @ The Field - The Field Library
October 31, 2012 - Peekskill

Young ghouls and ghosts are welcome to join in the library's annual Halloween Party. Decorate a cookie, do a special Halloween craft, and explore the haunted house...and don't forget a costume!

The Great Pumpkin Caper - Westchester Sandbox Theatre
October 31, 2012 - Mamaroneck

Celebrate Halloween with this family musical directed by Broadway performer John Treacy Egan, and starring local teen and adult actors. Purchase tickets at wstshows.com.

CRITTERS, CRAFTS, AND KIDS - Greenburgh Nature Center
October 31, 2012 - 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.

Friendship Bracelet and Lanyard Making Class - The Lanyard Ladies
October 31, 2012 - East Rockaway

Looking for a fun after-school or weekend activity? Does your child want to learn how to make friendship and lanyard bracelets? Kids can make as many bracelets as they want. Each child will also receive a special gift. 15% sibling discount. Please call to reserve your space. You can also book a private play-date(10 or more children needed). Call for more information.

Game Day for Teens and Tweens - Howard Beach Library
October 31, 2012 - Howard Beach

Kids can enjoy a little friendly competition playing Nintendo Wii, checkers, chess, and other board games.

Bronx Haunted Warehouse (formerly Nightmare: Z-Day) - Commerce Avenue
Through October 31, 2012 - Bronx

This dynamic, modern version of a classic zombie haunted house is bigger, badder, and scarier than before! With multiple new rooms and added scares and effects, this Haunted Warehouse promises to amp up the terrifying fear factor from last year's horrifying and much-raved-about debut. There will be plenty of screams as zombies chase you from every angle and surprise you in the most unexpected places. It's the Zombie Apocalypse, and it's time to put your survival skills to the test. Will you survive? Or will they eat your...braaaaaaiiiiiins?! Parents are strongly cautioned. This is an intense experience, not recommended for children younger than age 12. No children under age 10 will be admitted. Ages 14 and younger will be admitted only with a parent or guardian. Oct. 5, 6, 12, 13, 25, and 28 from 7-10pm; Oct. 19, 20, 26, 27, and 31 from 7-11pm; October 7, 14, and 21 from 7-9pm.

The Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze - Van Cortlandt Manor
October 31, 2012 - Croton-on-Hudson

The tri-state area's biggest Halloween event returns for 22 nights. Meander through an 18th-Century riverside landscape and discover a breathtaking display - more than 5,000 individually hand-carved, illuminated Jack O' Lanterns! Tens of thousands of visitors saw last year's sold out Blaze. The elaborate walk-through event features original, atmospheric music, sound effects, and synchronized lighting. Stroll through the Tunnel O' Pumpkin Love, and emerge to the incredible sight of a gourd-filled Jack-in-the-Box springing up and bouncing around. Flying pumpkin ghosts soar above the lantern-lit path. All admissions are by timed ticket only, which must be purchased in advance at hudsonvalley.org or by calling 914-366-6900 (phone prices include $2/ticket surcharge).

Scared by the Sound Haunted House & The Terror Trail - Playland Amusement Park
Through October 31, 2012 - Rye

For the 2012 season, Scared by the Sound, a walk-through style, interactive haunted house, is expanding with two new Halloween-themed attractions combined on one additional ticket. Both are located outdoors in the area next to the original haunt. These are also walking experiences, but totally outdoors, unprotected from the elements (and lost wandering souls!). In The Demented Pumpkin Patch, intricately carved and lit gourds adorn a walking path which is closely guarded by its demented inhabitants. The Terror Trail sends visitors to wander through dark farmland, amongst the corn stalks. Approaching the entrance to the Slaughter House, one has no choice but to enter and witness in person the horror within. Although children under 12 years are allowed entry when accompanied by an adult, the event is not recommended for children under age 8. Note: Tickets may be purchased online with a credit card; tickets purchased at the ticket booth located in the Playland Courtyard are cash only. An ATM is located a few steps from the ticket booth. Through October 31.

Teeny Tiny Trick O'Treaters - Alley Pond Environmental Center
October 31, 2012 - Douglaston

It's a special carnival for the little ones. Children ages 18 months to 4 years will create not-so-scary crafts, play Halloween games, eat a haunted snack, and more. Registration required.

Halloween at the Hatchery - Cold Spring Fish Hatchery and Aquarium
Through October 31, 2012 - Cold Spring Harbor

Hatchery visitors wearing a costume will receive one free mini fish food container.

Boo at the Zoo - Bronx Zoo
Through October 31, 2012 - Bronx

Celebrate a New York Halloween tradition with safe, family-friendly activities including The Haunting at Habitat Mansion, Creepy Hollows Hayride, Hay Maze, Costume Parade, Carved Pumpkin Demonstrations and Display, musical performances, wildlife magic shows, craft workshops, and treat stations. Attractions and activities embrace the spirit of the season and highlight wildlife like bats, snakes, and nocturnal animals. Note: some activities require an additional fee. Children 12 and under wearing a Halloween costume will receive free admission.

Kidz Cook: Peanut Brittle - Staten Island Children's Museum
Through October 31, 2012 - Staten Island

Kids get in the kitchen and create some eats that will have their taste buds tingling.

HALLOWEEN BASH WITH THE MISFITS, ATTACK TO SUPPORT - Highline Ballroom
October 31, 2012 - Manhattan

There isn't a more iconic name in the horror punk genre than The Misfits. Hailed as an influence and covered by numerous successful and diverse artists ranging from Metallica to Guns N' Roses, the band has remained relevant throughout its illustrious 35-year career. Formed in April 1977 in Lodi, New Jersey, and named after Marilyn Monroe's last movie, the band mixes the sound of punk rock with horror elements ? a mix that has stood the test of time and become the group's legacy.

Storytime - Barnes and Noble - Utopia Center
October 31, 2012 - Fresh Meadows

Foster the love of reading with weekly Storytimes. Each week different authors and themes will be featured. Please note that the weekly Wednesday Storytimes have replaced the weekly Tuesday Storytimes.

Halloween Hayride Spooktacular - Stew Leonard's - Norwalk
Through October 31, 2012 - Norwalk

Take a 15-minute family-friendly hayride through a course of more than twenty vignettes, including scenes of popular movie and television characters, traditional holiday settings, and a musical light show.

Halloween Hayride Spooktacular - Stew Leonard's - Danbury
Through October 31, 2012 - Danbury

This is a family-friendly hayride that weaves through the pumpkin patch.

Halloween Day Trick or Treat - Stew Leonard's - Danbury
October 31, 2012 - Danbury

Children who come in their costumes can trick or treat throughout the store, meet Stew Leonard's characters, and receive a free ice cream.

Preschool Story Time - Maspeth Library
October 31, 2012 - Maspeth

Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers can enjoy stories, songs, and fingerplays.

Toddler Craft and Playtime - Seaside Library
October 31, 2012 - Rockaway Park

Children ages 2-3 can play and participate in an exciting arts and crafts. Come in costume on Halloween! Space is limited so please register in advance.

Shadow Box Theater presents Lumpy Bumpy Pumpkin - The Bedford Village School
Through October 31, 2012 - Bedford-Stuyvesant

With comedy, compassion, and plenty of pumpkins, this Halloween story conveys a message that everyone has a special talent - you just have to find it.

Autumn Open Village - Historic Richmond Town
Through October 31, 2012 - Staten Island

Visit the historic 1800s Decker Farm and bring home a pumpkin; enjoy a self-guided tour, hayride and corn field. Free shuttle bus service available from the Historic Richmond Town parking lot to the farm. Additional cost for pumpkins.

BAMboo! - Brooklyn Academy of Music
October 31, 2012 - Fort Greene

BAM's annual Halloween extravaganza offers an afternoon of festivities featuring live music, roaming entertainers, a puppet show, games, and more. Get some candy, too.

Lego® Club for Littles - Wilton Library
October 31, 2012 - Wilton

Children in grades K-2 will learn about a theme through stories and non-fiction books and then create a Lego® masterpiece from the library's Lego® collection. There are 20 spots available for this program on a first come first serve basis. Tickets will be passed out at the Children's reference desk starting at 3:45pm the day of the program.

Halloween Celebration - American Musem of Natural History
October 31, 2012 - Upper West Side

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.

Game Days - Lakeview Public Library
October 31, 2012 - Rockville Centre

Come in and enjoy playing many different games. Prizes will be given to all participants. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required for all programs, by phone or in person.

The Migrant Project - Chelsea Market
Through October 31, 2012 - Chelsea

LA-based photographer Rick Nahmias has dedicated over a decade to creating awareness-raising art and food-centric projects. The Migrant Project photo exhibit explores California's agricultural workforce which provides approximately fifty percent of the produce consumed in the United States. Nahmias' social justice-themed media work has been shown across North America, Europe, and Asia, was presented on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, is part of the permanent collection of the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian, and is shown in several other private and public collections across the country. This marks the first time that The Migrant Project is showcased in New York City and also the first time it is exhibited in a food environment. The exhibition is free and on view through October in the market concourse.

Haunted House - Darkness Rising
Through October 31, 2012 - Massapequa

There has been a zombie outbreak in Massapequa. Come to Darkness Rising and ride down to the 3rd sub-basement of Gentec Labs. Will you have the nerve to venture through the labs and various areas that have been overrun by the zombie horde? Bring your friends and your courage and see if you can make out alive.

Trick or Treat at The Heckscher Museum - The Heckscher Museum of Art
October 31, 2012 - Huntington

Children who visit the Museum in costume on Halloween can participate in hands-on art activities while exploring the exhibitions with their families admission free and will receive a special treat.

Tai Chi at the Garden - Old Westbury Gardens
October 31, 2012 - Old Westbury

Tai chi, a unique form of �moving meditation,� calms the mind, relaxes the body, and strengthens the spirit. Professional Tai chi instructor Linda Cafiero designs classes with all experience levels in mind.

Fall Flyers - Long Island Children's Museum
Through October 31, 2012 - Garden City

Join in the fun as you design your own autumn-themed wind spinner using fun fall materials.

Halloween Costume Party - The Cupcake Corner
October 31, 2012 - Garden City

Decorate pumpkins, make and decorate your own Halloween cupcakes, and create Halloween themed crafts. Snuggle up with some awesome homemade hot cocoa while non-scary witches and ghosts read Halloween stories. Children are eligible to participate in aur Pumpkin Carving Contest if accompanied by a participating adult. Everyone wins a prize. Reservations and pre-payment required.

Spooky StoryTime Yoga - Karma Kids Yoga
October 31, 2012 - West Village

In celebration of Halloween, this yoga class will emphasize wolf, bat, spider, goblin, pumpkin, witch, wizard, ghost, cat, and other holiday poses. Be sure to wear your costume and expect some Halloween suprises, including glow-in-the-dark fun.

TV and Movie Character Costume Contest - On Location Tours
October 31, 2012 - Midtown West

Do you think you have the best TV or movie character costume in New York City? On Location Tours asks you to show off your costumes and celebrate Halloween on New York TV and Movie Sites. There will be a guided tour of New York's most famous filming locations. Come dressed as your favorite TV or movie character and you'll have a chance to win a free Netflix subscription. Reserve Your Tickets Now www.screentours.com or by phone 212-209-3370

THE METER MEN AFTER PARTY w/MUN & FIKus - Lucille's
October 31, 2012 - New York

MUN is a quartet of talented musicians from Brooklyn, NYC. Starting out as an all improv outfit, MUN is well known throughout the North East for bringing a psychedelic pallet of sound to the stage. From playing endless sets at late night warehouse parties in Brooklyn to playing notable summer festivals such as the BIG UP; there is no situation in which MUN does not bring their otherworldly vibe. 2012 has begun a new creative maturation for the group as MUN's music has evolved toward tight songwriting highlighted with samples and layered electronic soundscapes. Opening act: DJ ConnetiCON.

NEW ORLEANS HAPPY HOUR OUTER BOROUGH BRASS BAND - Lucille's
October 31, 2012 - New York

Like the unique combination of a Parkway Surf and Turf Po' Boy, the Outer Borough Brass Band deliciously melds the precision of jazz with the soul of the second line. Blending crisp technique and dirty funk, the band delivers authentic Nola brass band grooves to the boroughs of NYC, augmented by a secret weapon: a barrelhouse piano that puts a rollickingly fresh spin on classic covers and throbbing originals that sound as though they were written 30 years ago.

GREENWICH VILLAGE HALLOWEEN PARADE 2012 -
October 31, 2012 - New York

All Those in Costume are Welcome to Join Hundreds of Puppets, 53 Bands of Different Types of Music, Dancers and Artists, and Thousands of other New Yorkers in Costumes of their Own Creation in the Nation's Most Wildly Creative Public Participatory Event in the Greatest City in the World! For all those in costume is on 6th Avenue South of Spring Street and North of Canal between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. The parade will be televised on NY1.

GREENWICH VILLAGE HALLOWEEN PARADE 2012 -
October 31, 2012 - New York

All Those in Costume are Welcome to Join Hundreds of Puppets, 53 Bands of Different Types of Music, Dancers and Artists, and Thousands of other New Yorkers in Costumes of their Own Creation in the Nation's Most Wildly Creative Public Participatory Event in the Greatest City in the World! For all those in costume is on 6th Avenue South of Spring Street and North of Canal between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. The parade will be televised on NY1.

Carnival des Corbeaux: Six Nights of Revelry - McKittrick Hotel
Through October 31, 2012 - New York

The McKittrick Hotel, home of Sleep No More, announces details of Carnival des Corbeaux, the follow-up to last year's Halloween festivities at The McKittrick. The Carnival des Corbeaux begins on Friday, October 26 and runs for six consecutive nights, each night having its own costume theme to which guests will be asked to strictly adhere. Each night of the carnival commences immediately following that evening's performance of Sleep No More, which will—on those evenings only—offer audience members the enhanced experience of touring The McKittrick in costume prior to attending the Halloween festivities after the show. Tickets to Carnival des Corbeaux will be sold both as a package with Sleep No More or separately, allowing guests not attending the show to still join the party afterwards.

Lyndhurst After Dark - Lyndhurst
Through October 31, 2012 - Tarrytown

Dare to enter the dark shadows of the Lyndhurst mansion as grey day turns into black night. Spooky as a mansion standing alone in a large property may be at any time, after dark Lyndhurst bears additional psychic residue as the site of the first two Dark Shadows movies, wherein vampires, succubae, and assorted ghosts held sway. Besides Barnabas Collins and his relatives, Lyndhurst was the home of three additional families over a period of 120 years, including that of Robber Baron Jay Gould. So who knows what modern visitors may discover in the flickering shadows and evocative sounds of Lyndhurst After Dark? Visit in the shadows or in darkest night, beginning October 4 and continuing throughout the month. Costumes are encouraged. For the complete schedule, and to purchase tickets, visit showclix.com/event/afterdark. Historic Tours with a Halloween twist will be offered in the light of day Thursdays through Sundays, on variable schedules. Hitherto unseen objects will be on display to reflect the season. Space is limited. Advanced ticketing is recommended: showclix.com/event/twist. Open Thursdays-Sundays in October, and Columbus Day (Oct. 8), and every day from Oct. 25 through Oct. 31. Please note: all tours of Lyndhurst require walking on hilly grounds and the ability to be standing for approximately one hour. Only the first floor of the mansion is handicapped-accessible.

Truck or Treat for City Harvest - Throughout New York City
Through October 31, 2012 - New York

Truck or Treat is City Harvest's Halloween initiative that allows children to partake in the fight against hunger in New York City by collecting donations while trick-or-treating. Although it seems like children only just dusted off their backpacks to head back to school, Halloween is right around the corner. Each year, participating children take along collection boxes shaped like City Harvest trucks as they go trick or treating. Every 25 cents collected will enable City Harvest to rescue one pound of food for a hungry New Yorker, so every coin really does count. To learn more, go to cityharvest.org/truckortreat, or contact [email protected] to get your school or children's organization involved.

Who-ville Halloween Hats - Children's Museum of Manhattan
October 31, 2012 - Upper West Side

Make a hat for Cindy-Lou Who, Max, the Grinch or any Who from Who-ville.

UNICEF Masquerade Ball - The Angel Orensanz Foundation
October 31, 2012 - New York City

The UNICEF Masquerade Ball is an unforgettable Halloween party—costumes and all—that brings UNICEF's work to the next generation of young philanthropists in addition to celebrating UNICEF's Trick-or-Treat campaign, one of our most renowned traditions. Surround yourself with dancing Frankensteins, Stormtroopers and all things spooky at the third annual UNICEF Masquerade Ball! Music by Neil Jackson & DJ Lawerence Lee, Magic by Josh Beckerman,Raffle Drawing, Facepainters , Costumed Preferred (Come Dressed as your Hero)/Black-Tie Permitted

NYC Restaurant Deal App Leloca to Split Its $2 per Deal Fee with the West Side Campaign Against Hunger During Campaign Oct 15-31 - Over 200 Participating NYC Restaurants
Through October 31, 2012 - New York City

Leloca, an iPhone and Android app offering real-time discounts at NYC restaurants, is partnering with the West Side Campaign Against Hunger to help support their mission of alleviating hunger and promoting social change. Each time a dining deal is secured on Leloca from October 15th to 31st, Leloca will donate $1 towards the charity, essentially splitting its revenue with the West Side Campaign Against Hunger Leloca provides instant discounts at over 200 restaurants in NYC. Discounts are targeted to a phone’s location. The deals are typically 30-50% off and require no purchase to download. With this program, NYC diners enjoy trying a new restaurant at a big discount, while knowing that they are supporting a local charity with a crucial mission at the same time.

VH1 Save The Music Foundation Songwriters Music Series New York - Hard Rock Cafe New York
October 31, 2012 - New York

On Wednesday, October 31st, the VH1 Save The Music Foundation’s Songwriters Music Series returns to New York with a special Halloween themed event featuring an intimate performance by a soon to be announced artist. The final installment of the 2012 Series, the Foundation will empower the New York music scene by bringing together supporters, musicians, fans and industry representatives for a fun-filled evening amidst networking, great music, a sponsored bar and food. Tickets are on sale now for $100 each and can be purchased online at www.vh1savethemusic.com/songwriters.

Scarecrow Invasion - Lyndhurst
Through October 31, 2012 - Tarrytown

Walk among hundreds of scarecrows representing characters from the past, present, and future created by local elementary and intermediate students. Participating are Irvington School District Middle and High Schools, Westlake Middle School, Mount Pleasant School District, and Another Step, Elmsford. Park your car and walk this exuberant installation, beginning October 12 through October 31.

SMASHING PUMPKINS - Barclays Center
October 31, 2012 - Brooklyn

Haunted House - Leo Mintzer Recreation Center
October 31, 2012 - West Harrison

For the first half hour, the lights will be on for kids younger than 10. At 8pm, lights go out until close.

CADAVARET: BROADWAY's HALLOWEEN CABARET - 54 Below
October 31, 2012 - New York

Cadavaret, Broadway's Halloween Cabaret is hosted by Lance Roberts (Broadway's Ghost, Sister Act, Jafar in Disney's Aladdin and The King of Cartoons in The Pee Wee Herman on Broadway). Ka'davaret features some of Broadway's finest performers singing some devilish ditties from musicals with a "darker" theme, including Sweeney Todd, Little Shop of Horrors, Wicked, Kiss of the Spiderwoman, Damn Yankees, Phantom of the Opera and more. Special guests include Tony nominees Robin De Jesus (In the Heights, La Cage aux Folles), Da'Vine Joy Randolph (Ghost), Jen Noble (Ghost), Jennifer Sanchez (Spiderman), Chester Gregory (Sister Act, Cry Baby, Tarzan, Hairspray) and Caissie Levy (Ghost, Hairspray, Wicked and Hair), with more to be announced shortly!

Pumpkin Patch - Mt. Kisco United Methodist Church
Through October 31, 2012 - Mount Kisco

The Pumpkin Patch returns to Mount Kisco for the 11th year and the sale begins on Oct. 5. A fundraiser for the ministry and missions of the church, the Pumpkin Patch has become a community-wide event, especially the work of unloading the trucks, which will take place on Oct. 4 starting at 4:30pm, and then again on Oct. 19 at 4:30pm. "We are often described as 'the pumpkin church,'" says Pastor Karen Burger. "Pumpkins are not only for sale, but make a great photo backdrop. I can't wait to be involved with the Pumpkin Patch for the first time!" We will also reach out to the community through story-time with local preschool classes throughout the month and a special "Great Pumpkin Festival" on Saturday, Oct. 20 with activities for children. A Blessing of the Animals is also scheduled for the Pumpkin Patch on Sunday, Oct. 14 at 10:15am.

Magician Philip Klipper Will Astound You! - Ciao! Restaurant
Through October 31, 2012 - Eastchester

Every Thursday from 6-8pm, 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. Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25.

Magician Philip Klipper Will Astound You! - Cheeburger Cheeburger Restaurant
Through October 31, 2012 - 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. Oct. 5, 12, 19, and 26.

MissoniHome Annual Sale in New York City - ddc
Through October 31, 2012 - New York

MissoniHome is pleased to announce its Annual Sale, offering 15% off all products in their collection of furniture, textiles and accessories, from October 15th – 31st. Examples of sale items include the Nadal Throw, originally $2,185, now $1,857.25; the Noria Pouf, originally $1,345, now $1,143.25; the Nancho Pillow, originally $220, now $187 and many more. To shop, visit ddc, located at: 181 Madison Avenue in New York City. ddc 181 Madison Avenue New York, New York 10016 (212) 685-0800 http://www.ddcnyc.com Monday-Friday (Open 9:30am-6:00pm) Saturday (Open 11:00am-6:00pm) Sunday (Closed)

DST3K Halloween Pre-Party! - Laughing Devil Comedy Club
October 31, 2012 - New York

Spend Halloween with the Devil! -Horror Movie Trivia! -Screening of "Night of the Living Dead"! -Costume Contest! -Themed Drinks! -Prizes! More info at: http://www.DST3K.com

Halloween Night Dance Party with 3 Rooms of DJs, '80s Live Zombie Band, Costume Contest with Prizes - Rebel NYC
October 31, 2012 - New York

Coming up with an awesome Halloween costume may be cause for concern, but don't be scared—you have over a month to improve on your current ideas of bed-sheet ghost or sexy witch. If you need inspiration to get fully tricked-out, treat yourself to this Adventure: a four-hour Halloween night dance party at an exclusive NYC club, with a live '80s zombie band, tons of DJs, and a costume party with prizes. On Halloween night, head to REBEL NYC—one of New York City's newest dance, lounge, and live music venues, just one block from Madison Square Garden and Penn Station—where our gang of ghouls will be waiting to greet us and check us in. When the doors open at 8 p.m., we'll wig out at a four-hour dance party in this massive club with multiple rooms and spacious dance floors. Different DJs in each room and multiple sets by the '80s tribute band Weird Science—along with special Halloween cocktails and $4 beer specials—will have us doing the Monster Mash all night. When the clock strikes ten, we'll select the winners of our costume contest—with great prizes for the winners—before heading back out on the dance floor for two more hours of music. Your costume search may be giving you nightmares, but this Adventure is sure to be a total scream. Tickets: http://www.livingsocial.com/adventures/468922-80s-zombie-halloween-dance-party?msdc_id=3-nyc-midtown

Long School Bus Routes are SCARY - Outside Office of Pupil Transportation
October 31, 2012 - Long Island City

Rally by Parents to Improve School Transportation (PIST) members and friends to demand safer, shorter, sensible routes on yellow buses so that children with and without disabilities can get to school and home on time and unstressed.

Halloween Night Dance Party with 3 Rooms of DJs, '80s Live Zombie Band, Costume Contest with Prizes - Rebel NYC
October 31, 2012 - New York

Coming up with an awesome Halloween costume may be cause for concern, but don't be scared—you have over a month to improve on your current ideas of bed-sheet ghost or sexy witch. If you need inspiration to get fully tricked-out, treat yourself to this Adventure: a four-hour Halloween night dance party at an exclusive NYC club, with a live '80s zombie band, tons of DJs, and a costume party with prizes. On Halloween night, head to REBEL NYC—one of New York City's newest dance, lounge, and live music venues, just one block from Madison Square Garden and Penn Station—where our gang of ghouls will be waiting to greet us and check us in. When the doors open at 8 p.m., we'll wig out at a four-hour dance party in this massive club with multiple rooms and spacious dance floors. Different DJs in each room and multiple sets by the '80s tribute band Weird Science—along with special Halloween cocktails and $4 beer specials—will have us doing the Monster Mash all night. When the clock strikes ten, we'll select the winners of our costume contest—with great prizes for the winners—before heading back out on the dance floor for two more hours of music. Your costume search may be giving you nightmares, but this Adventure is sure to be a total scream. Tickets: http://www.livingsocial.com/adventures/468922-80s-zombie-halloween-dance-party?msdc_id=3-nyc-midtown

Halloween Parade Afterparty at Bounce w/ Complimentary Open Bar - Bounce Sporting Club
October 31, 2012 - New York

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 Halloween Parade Afterparty at Bounce Sporting Club 55 West 21st Street New York, NY 10010 Between 5th and 6th Avenues Sounds by Dj RossOne and Rick Wonder Complimentary Bar From 10 to 11pm Advance Tickets are $20 To purchase tickets go to http://bouncehalloween.eventbrite.com For more information, table reservations or ticket purchases, text Eric Virgil at 917-664-2686, email [email protected] or go to www.ericvirgil.com Bounce - The Upper East Side's answer to Jay-Z's swanky 40/40 Sports Club. This posh sports bar offers plenty of TV's for game watching, and a great looking clientel for after the game when the music starts. Outdoor seating and better than the average bar eats make this a great place to catch a game when the weather's right.

Phuket Halloween Party w/ DjCamilo, Enuff, Lobo - Wed, 10/31 - Phuket Lounge and Body
October 31, 2012 - New York

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012 Scream Halloween Party at Phuket Lounge and Body 701 West 135th Street and 12th Avenues New York, NY 10031 Doors open at 9pm. Close at 4am Music by: DjEnuff, DjCamilo, Dj Lobo, Dj C-Lo, DjYonny, Dj Smalls, DjKass, Dj Bones, Haze and Baja spinning: Top 40, Hip Hop, Rnb, Latin, Salsa, Bachata, Reggae, House etc. House Music Room w/ NXNY, Spies, Scottie Cortorreal, Nine PM Advance Tickets are $40. More at the Door To purchase advance ticktets go to http://scream.ticketleap.com/halloween-2012-phuket-body/t/ericvirgil/ or www.ericvirgil.com For more information, Table Reservations, tickets, text Eric Virgil at 917-664-2686, email [email protected] or go towww.ericvirgil.com 21 and Over. Costume Party

Houdini’s Infamous Suspended Straitjacket Escape Live at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square on Wednesday, October 31 - Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square Odditorium
October 31, 2012 - New York

On October 31st in homage to the late, great Harry Houdini on the anniversary of his death (Halloween Day 1926), Ripley’s Believe It or Not! sideshow performer, Albert Cadabra, will execute Houdini’s infamous suspended straitjacket escape. Harry Houdini first performed the “suspended straitjacket escape” in 1915, precariously hanging forty-five feet off of the ground from the Minneapolis Evening Tribune office building. The stunt was executed yet again in New York City, with Houdini suspended from a crane, and in the Library of Congress. Albert Cadabra, master of ceremonies and lead performer of Ripley’s Sideshow Wonders, will be suspended 35 feet in the air from the lobby ceiling of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square by his ankles, and attempt a full escape from the restraints of a regulation straitjacket.

Halloween Hayride Spooktacular - Stew Leonard's Yonkers
Through October 31, 2012 - Yonkers

Take a 15-minute family-friendly hayride through a course of more than twenty vignettes, including scenes of popular movie and television characters, traditional holiday settings, and a musical light show. Through October 31.

Halloween Day Trick or Treat - Stew Leonard's Yonkers
October 31, 2012 - Yonkers

Children can trick or treat throughout the store all day. From 4-7pm, they can pick up a map from Customer Service and use it to find treats throughout the store. Those in costume receive a free ice cream.

Free Halloween Party at Ajna - Ajna Bar
October 31, 2012 - New York

Wednesday, October 31st Biggest Halloween Event in the Meatpacking at Ajna 25 Little West 12th Street, New York, NY 10014 Music by: Dj Shortkutz, NYSE and Big Ben spinning Open Format, Hip Hop, House, etc Everyone free til 12am. Ladies free til 1am on the guestlist To receive tickets go to http://ajnahalloweenwed.eventbrite.com/ $2500 Best Costume Giveway Live Dancers Walk through Ajnas rounded slate entry into a spectacular scene of beautiful people, remarkable decor, and pulsing music that makes you move. Noted for its extraordinary Asian interior, and state of the art sound, Ajna boasts NYC hottest DJs and has become a Mecca to celebrities, models, and NYCs hottest clubbers. Join us this Friday to see what all the hype is about.

8th Annual NYC Halloween Witches Masquerade Ball - Drom Club NY
October 31, 2012 - New York

8th Annual NewYork City Halloween Witches Masquerade Ball And WE CORDIALLY INVITE YOU TO ATTEND A Night for all Vamps, Pagans, Witches, Druids, Goths, Faerie Folk, Magickal Folk, Indigos & Urbanites Come join us for a Magickal Night WE?LL PUT A SPELL ON YOU!! Wednesday October 31st, 2012 8PM-3AM til the Ghosts come home! Club Drom 85 Avenue A. (Bet. 5th & 6th Streets in the East Village) New York City, New York 10002 Proceeds to benefit: Breast Cancer- Avon Walk For The Cure ***DJ/VJ XTine*** With Host: Starr RavenHawk & Emcee: Luna Rojas SPECIAL GUEST PERFORMANCES: ~The Cross Between~ ~Harpist Russell Brown~ ~Indian Pop Diva Shakti~ ~The Living~ ~Lady Clorinda~ ~Damn Kids~ ~Midnight Samhain Ritual~ with Kurt Talking Stone BRING A PICTURE OR KEEPSAKE OF A LOVED ONE WHERE WE WILL COMMUNE WITH THE DEAD **RAFFLE featuring Fabulous Items!** ~Costume Contest and Cash Prizes~ All Pagan Drummers & Instruments Welcomed! ****Once a year you are invited to cavort among real witches and enter an enchanted world of twilight mystery**** Ticket purchased entitles you to 1 FREE RAFFLE ticket towards a 500 page Leather Bound BOOK OF SHADOWS worth $150.00 (pages are removable). Anyone who needs a legal letter to claim their holiday please email us. As a special bonus, purchasers of The 8th Annual NYC Witches Masquerade Ball will receive a 15% discount on any purchases at Halloween Adventure & Gothic Renaissance: http://www.newyorkcostmes.com/ the worlds largest Halloween movie supply house. Just present the ticket for or purchase a ticket. $15.00 until Oct. 30th and $20.00 at door. Each In Addition The Illuminati Network A New Occult Network On October 31 Will feature a LIVE online television and radio network. Connecting all aspects of the occult in one place for the first time. EVENT: THE ILLUMINATI NETWORK will be LIVE STREAMING the NYC HALLOWEEN WITCHES BALL in its entirety, throughout the night to pagans AROUND THE WORLD. Also will be live Streaming other Halloween Witches Balls in different parts of the world in their time zones, PARIS, MONTREAL, NEW ORLEANS, CALIFORNIA AND NEW YORK CTY MISC: The Illuminati network caters to people who are interested in spiritual, new age, pagan and alternative news. It plans to shed light on the many inaccuracies and misconceptions about the occult in areas such as witchcraft. The network plans on being an active player in the national media landscape, providing reporters, editors and producers with a comprehensive list of occult experts and spokespersons who will weigh in on controversial issues. Tickets are sold Here Below and at: Halloween Adventure & Gothic Renaissance 104 4th Avenue / 11th Street At all of our events or classes. http://www.meetup.com/CharmedByStarrWitchesofNewYork/events/84788302/ and Or order online at: http://www.wiccanfamilytemple.org/thewitchesball.htm MUST BE 21+ WITH I.D.!!! No blades or weapons Thanks for your cooperation and participation NYC Wiccan Family Temple P.O. Box 893, NY, NY 10009. WWW.WICCANFAMILYTEMPLE.ORG & WWW.CHARMEDBYSTARR.COM

Great Neck Farmers Market: Open For Business - Village Green
Through November 01, 2012 - Great Neck

Looking for some fresh produce or eggs? For some pasta, tomato sauce, fresh baked breads and pies? Or maybe some locally made pickles or cheese? The Great Neck Farmers Market has a wide range of high-quality, locally-produced offerings. You can even purchase freshly made doggie treats. Call 516-487-2975, x 123 for more information.

32nd Annual Faber Birren National Color Award Show - Stamford Art Association
Through November 01, 2012 - Stamford

An open juried art exhibit for distinguished and creative expression of color. The Faber Birren Color Award Show has grown from a regional exhibit to one of national scope, encouraging artists in all media.

Scarecrows on Parade - Beardsley Zoo
Through November 02, 2012 - Bridgeport

Check out the scarecrow competition and vote for your favorites.

TAMARA TUNIE 'Yes, I Sing!' - Feinstein's at Loews Regency
Through November 03, 2012 - New York

Feinstein's will present a one week only concert engagement of television and film star Tamara Tunie as part of the Fall 2012 Season. After she participated in a well-received concert at Jazz at Lincoln Center in May, performing the music of Cy Colman opposite such luminaries as James Naughton and Michele Lee, Tamara was inspired to return to singing.

A Raisin in the Sun - Westport Country Playhouse
Through November 03, 2012 - Westport

Cosby show actress Phylicia Rashad directs this story about a black family in 1950s Southside Chicago and their quest for a piece of the American dream.

'Hansel and Gretel's Halloween Adventure' - Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park
Through November 03, 2012 - Upper West Side

City Parks Foundation will premiere its new puppet production, "Hansel and Gretel's Halloween Adventure" on Oct. 3, 2012 at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park. This family friendly show celebrates the spirit of Halloween in New York City and is inspired by the original fairytale, "Hansel and Gretel."

MELISSA ERRICO - 54 Below
Through November 03, 2012 - New York

The beauty, intelligence, charisma and singular silver voice of Melissa Errico has been wowing audiences since she was plucked out of Yale to star in the first national touring company of Les Miserables. Look for a brand new evening of tales and tunes right before she starts rehearsals for the first New York revival of Stephen Sondheim' s Passion! Directed by Richard Jay-Alexander, Musical Direction by John Oddo.

BLOOD MANOR - Blood Manor
Through November 03, 2012 - New York

New York City's renowned haunted attraction is now open.

Les Ballets Jazz De Montreal - The Joyce Theater
Through November 04, 2012 - New York

Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal takes on the sounds, rhythms, and music of the city in Night Box, its high-voltage new piece by provocative choreographer Wen Wei Wang. Combining contemporary ballet with street dance, Night Box explores love, loss, sexuality, and joy. The work is "brilliantly theatrical, in turns witty, poignant and unsettling." (The National Post) Wen Wei Wang collaborates with Montréal fashion design duo UNTTLD to reveal the full spectrum of the city at night—its private spaces, clubs, and streets—against a backdrop of darkness that bathes these spaces in light to evoke a refreshing perspective inspired by urban street life. The program also includes a new work by internationally acclaimed choreographer Barak Marshall, and Zero in On by Cayetano Soto, an innovative piece highlighting the Spanish choreographer's energetic style. Company website: http://www.bjmdanse.ca/ performance schedule Tue-Wed 7:30pm; Thu-Fri 8pm; Sat 2pm & 8pm; Sun 2pm Dance Chat: Wed, Oct 31 ticket price Tickets start at $10! (Call JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800 for $10 tickets. All other tickets can be purchased online.)

Tours - Kykuit, the Rockefeller Estate
Through November 04, 2012 - Sleepy Hollow

Kykuit, the six-story stone house and rolling hilltop estate that served as home to four generations of Rockefellers, is open to visitors beginning Saturday, May 5, through Sunday, Nov. 4. Tours are available daily throughout the season except Tuesdays. Kykuit's modern and classical art collection, architecture, and expansive gardens are consistently rated the top attraction in the lower Hudson Valley, and draw tens of thousands of visitors annually. Kykuit, which means "lookout" in Dutch, includes a six-story stone house, multiple terraced gardens, art galleries, outdoor classical and modern sculpture, and commanding Hudson River views. Its hilltop location overlooking the Hudson River and the Palisades is 500 feet above sea level. Visitors to Kykuit learn the story of the Rockefellers, beginning with John D. Rockefeller, founder of Standard Oil, whose business acumen made him the richest man in America in his day. He later became the country's first great philanthropist. By his death in 1937, he had given away more than half his fortune through various philanthropic programs. Visitors can choose from four tours: Classic, Grand, Timesaver, and Selected Highlights. The Classic, ideal for first-time visitors, is a shorter experience than the comprehensive, three-hour Grand. Besides the mansion, both of these tours include time in Kykuit's art galleries, gardens, and Coach Barn, with its collection of horse-drawn carriages, vintage automobiles, and equestrian equipment. The 90-minute Timesaver is ideal for those on tighter schedules, while Selected Highlights maximizes time in the gardens. Visitors can buy tickets online in advance, choosing the exact tour, time, and date they want to visit. Tickets are on sale at hudsonvalley.org. Historic Hudson Valley recommends advanced ticket buying, particularly for weekend tours, which fill up quickly. Besides online, tickets may be purchased by calling 914-631-8200 (service charge additional) or at the Kykuit Visitor Center at Philipsburg Manor in Sleepy Hollow. All tours start at the Kykuit Visitor Center; doors open at 9am.

Tomas Saraceno on the Roof: Cloud City - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through November 04, 2012 -

Artist Tomas Saraceno (born in Tucuman, Argentina, in 1973) will create a constellation of large, interconnected modules constructed with transparent and reflective materials for the Museum's Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden. Visitors may enter and walk through these habitat-like, modular structures grouped in a nonlinear configuration. Over the past decade, Saraceno has established a practice of constructing habitable networks based upon complex geometries and interconnectivity that merge art, architecture, and science. The interdisciplinary project "Cloud Cities/Air Port City" is rooted in the artist's investigation of expanding the ways in which we inhabit and experience our environment.

A Stately Presence: The NYPD's Mounted Unit - New York City Police Museum
Through November 04, 2012 - Manhattan

New York City police have used horse-mounted officers since at least 1858, with the opening of Central Park. Since its formal organization in 1871, the Mounted Unit has evolved into one of the NYPD's most visible and elite police units. This exciting exhibit will explore their fascinating history and continuing day-to-day operations. Through artifacts that include saddles, harnesses and uniforms, paintings, video, and historic photographs, the exhibit will delve into the lives and work of the officers known by their nickname, "10-foot cops."

Robert Wilson/Philip Glass: Einstein on the Beach - Morgan Library & Museum
Through November 04, 2012 - Midtown

Reuniting the score and designs from Philip Glass and Robert Wilson's Einstein on the Beach, this exhibition focuses on the opera's premiere performances in 1976. Visitors will enter a gallery awash in blue light, reminiscent of the opera's stage lighting, where they will encounter Glass's entire never-before-displayed autograph manuscript, as well as Wilson's storyboard, thirteen leaves encompassing 113 scene designs. Footage from the New York rehearsal, and 1976 productions in Paris, Brussels, and Venice will run continuously in the gallery; the documentary "Einstein on the Beach: The Changing Image of Opera," about the 1984 production at BAM, will be screened in the Morgan's Gilder Lehrman Hall throughout the exhibition.

Universe of Desire - Museum of Sex
Through November 04, 2012 - New York

Type. Swipe. Search. Upload. Download. Post. Stream. These are the new verbs of desire. Our most intimate thoughts, fantasies, and urges are now transmitted via electronic devices to rapt audiences all over the world. These transmissions-from sexts to webcam masturbation feeds-are anonymous yet personal, individual yet collective, everywhere and nowhere, and they are contributing to the largest sexual record to date. In short, desire has gone viral. But what does this mean? And what does it reveal about us? This exhibition explores these very questions through a lens of digital experience by examining what we are searching for, how we do it and what we leave behind on these electronic devices. In piecing this together, we begin to expose staggering truths about who we are and how we interact in this ever-changing world of modern sexuality. "As human behavior becomes more clickable than physical, we can-t help but wonder what this means for our most basic, biological impulse: sex." says Mark Snyder, Director of Exhibitions and Co-Curator of "Universe of Desire." The exhibition explores this very question by examining what we actually search for on the internet and what we leave behind. Neuroscientists Ogi Ogas and Sai Gaddam, authors of the best-selling book, A Billion Wicked Thoughts, provide much of the inspiration for "Universe of Desire." Ogas and Gaddam gathered and coded 400 million internet searches, 55 million of which (or roughly 13 percent) proved to be searches for some kind of erotic content. The findings mined from analyzing the internet habits of tens of millions of people worldwide will be on display in "Universe of Desire." These anonymous searches bring to question our identity by revealing both the expected "kinks" and "squicks" (squirm-inducing kinks), as well as the broad categories of shared desire that account for 80 percent of internet searches, including "cheating partners", "youth", "mature" and various genitalia. Confronted with this research we begin to see just how similar and different we all are as humans. Supporting this content is a variety of media that amplifies and humanizes the scientific findings of A Billion Wicked Thoughts. Showcasing artifacts from Science, Culture, Art and Technology, Universe of Desire explores the virtual cataloging of our sexual wants, infatuations and yearnings by walking patrons through the kind of sex we, as humans, look up on the internet. Photographer Natacha Merritt, author of Digital Diaries, has documented herself digitally for the last 14 years. As one of the first photographers to capture erotic imagery in a digital medium, a selection of this pioneering artist's work is exhibited for the first time in its chronology, offering a visual timeline as example of photographic evolution, serving both as record and expression of our sexual desires through the last decade. Further exploring the relationship between digital imagery and sexual fantasy, visitors to "Universe of Desire" are invited to engage with a series of video and interactive experiences. Highlights include a digital mirror created by Kevin Bleich and Gabriela Guti?rrez which literally deconstructs patrons into pixels, and projects avatars of their "digital selves" onto the walls of the gallery, while an interactive video collage from Johnny Woods lures visitors into a virtual romp of sexual artifacts designed to stimulate, provoke and delight audiences.

Exhibition: Marc Chagall - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through November 04, 2012 - Roslyn Harbor

Marc Chagall is a major exhibition that includes a significant selection of about half of Chagall’s 1957 series of hand-colored etchings of Bible stories, a series never before seen on Long Island. The exhibition portrays this important and loved artist as a storyteller, demonstrating how Chagall, throughout a long and distinguished career, incorporated facets of his early Russian-Jewish heritage into multilayered works. Chagall’s storytelling paintings portray a fantastic pictorial world where heaven and earth seem to meet. It’s a world where people and animals—cows, goats, donkeys, horses and birds—float upside down or sideways, irrespective of the laws of gravity, and couples are always in love. Chagall’s hypersensitive imagination is palpable as he shares with the viewer his memories of family in brilliantly colored works set amidst the houses and streets of his native Vitebsk. The exhibition runs through November 4, 2012.

Axial Theatre presents Clifford Odets' 'Awake and Sing!' - St. John's Episcopal Church
Through November 04, 2012 - Pleasantville

Axial Theatre in Pleasantville will inaugurate its 14th season with Clifford Odets' classic Depression-era drama, "Awake and Sing!" This will be a first for Axial as the Westchester theatre company has, until now, exclusively produced new works, often by emerging artists. Howard Meyer, artistic director of Axial Theatre and HMActing, the affiliated acting/playwriting school, explains that the piece is particularly relevant in today's economic climate. He says, "A line reads, 'Life is not printed on dollar bills.' That's a central theme of this masterpiece, finding the balance between working to sustain a family and carving out time to truly be alive." Please make reservations at brownpapertickets.com/event/253189 or call 800-838-3006. For more information, call Jaki Silver at 516-984-4515. Performances Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8pm; Sundays at 4pm, Oct. 18-Nov. 4.

Flash Gordon and the Heroes of the Universe - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
Through November 04, 2012 - Stamford

The exhibit showcases artwork by two Flash Gordon illustrators, Alex Raymond and Al Williamson, as well as numerous other science fiction cartoonists. The artwork and memorabilia on display, representing space adventure creations from Buck Rogers to Star Wars, provides evidence of the significant impact that these heroes of the universe have had on American culture.

Foodies - Westport Arts Center
Through November 04, 2012 - Westport

A group show of work by its artist members featuring work in all media-- from painting and sculpture to video, and photography-- selected by food industry celebrities with ties to the local community. September 14-November 4, 2012.

The Balcony by Jean Genet - The Arclight Theatre
Through November 04, 2012 - New York

"The Balcony" by Jean Genet Presented by Horizon Theatre Rep at The Arclight Theatre, 152 West 71st Street, NYC on Oct 11 to Nov 4; Thurs through Saturdays at 8PM, Sundays at 3PM. Tickets $18 (tdf); Box office: SMARTTIX (212) 868-4444 or www.smarttix.com For more information, visit www.HTRonline.org Horizon Theatre Rep presents "The Balcony" by Jean Genet in Suits and Shirtsleeves. Genet's menacing and hilarious world of political intrigue, violent revolution and distorted eroticism is measured against the mass-media manipulation of today. Directed by Frank Licato, Horizon Theatre Rep will eschew the pomp of some historical productions. Instead, it will populate the chimerical classic with baby-kissing, pancake-eating, sleeves-rolled-up politicians who might be recognized from our current electoral campaigns. The idea is to illustrate the essential theme of the play: the transformation of our industrial society into a technocracy where image rules over substance.

The Balcony by Jean Genet - The Arclight Theatre
Through November 04, 2012 - New York

"The Balcony" by Jean Genet Presented by Horizon Theatre Rep Venue: The Arclight Theatre, 152 West 71st Street October 11 to November 4 Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00 PM, Sundays at 3:00 PM Tickets $18 (tdf); Box office: SMARTTIX (212) 868-4444 or www.smarttix.com Running time: two hours. For more information, visit www.HTRonline.org Horizon Theatre Rep presents "The Balcony" by Jean Genet in Suits and Shirtsleeves. Genet's menacing and hilarious world of political intrigue, violent revolution and distorted eroticism is measured against the mass-media manipulation of today. Directed by Frank Licato, Horizon Theatre Rep will eschew the pomp of some historical productions. Instead, it will populate the chimerical classic with baby-kissing, pancake-eating, sleeves-rolled-up politicians who might be recognized from our current electoral campaigns. The idea is to illustrate the essential theme of the play: the transformation of our industrial society into a technocracy where image rules over substance.

Untying Love - Tada! Theater
Through November 04, 2012 - New York

Opalescent Productions is proud to announce the cast for Untying Love, a new drama about the end of life and letting go by Peggy Willens to run at TADA! Theater, 15 West 28th Street, NYC from October 13 to November 4, 2012. Emma Berry directs a cast of eight, including Jed Dickson* (Off B'way: The Mask),Nancy Hess* (B'way: Phantom, Chicago, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Goodbye Girl), Rodrigo Lopresti (TV: The Quarter Life, Connected, The Black Donnelly's), Simon MacLean* (New York: The Crucible (ArcLight), Biography (Mint)), Marie Marshall* (NY: House of Mirth (Metropolitan); LA: Woman of Manhattan, Psychopathia Sexualis (Zoo)), John Mateyko(New York: Seussical), Nancy Nagrant* (New York: Naked in Encino, Family Dinner), and Kyla Schoer* (Off B'way: The Awesome 80's Prom). *Appearing Courtesy of Actors' Equity Association. AEA Approved Showcase. In the tradition of Chekhov and Shepard, Untying Love is a raw and unblinking view into the intimate moment when people embrace the ultimate act of family love. The play is set in a hospice, where Steven’s mother is caught between life and death. He doesn’t know how to help her. Sharing stories, laughter and tears, his quirky family hopes to give his mother a peaceful goodbye, free of pain and fear. Two supportive hospice volunteers provide all the help they can. But something’s in the way. Who’s not letting go, and why? Director Emma Berry described it as “a stunning script of depth, one that requires a first-class caliber of performance. It drew me back to live theater after many years away.” Untying Love can be viewed as a contrasting but complementary piece to the Pulitzer Prize-winning Wit by Margaret Edson, with whom Willens attended high school in Washington, DC. While Wit portrays the experience of a woman, Dr. Vivian Bearing, in the last stages of ovarian cancer, in Untying Love the dying patient remains offstage. And while Witis highly literary, including flashbacks to Dr. Bearing's erudite lectures on the poetry of John Donne, the characters in Willens' play struggle to communicate their most basic hopes, fears and resentments. But the two plays share two themes: that there are times when medical intervention can no longer help, and that there is something in the human experience that cannot be understood through intellect alone. Untying Love is presented in a time when end-of-life issues, palliative care and hospice care are receiving increased attention. Current political debates about Medicare spending touch on the topic both obliquely ? about 25% of Medicare dollars are spent during the last year of a person’s life[1]? and directly, as when the term “death panels” was coined for a proposal to offer Medicare patients voluntary counseling about living wills and end-of-life care options. The provision was deleted from the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Eighty percent of U.S. patients state that they don’t want aggressive intervention and hospitalization once their disease reaches a terminal phase,[2] and yet many people who want to die at home or in hospice do not have that opportunity. The palliative care and hospice communities work to help families acknowledge what’s happening during the dying process while easing patients’ physical and emotional pain. The hospice philosophy is to help people live with dignity in their last days and weeks, with a chance to say their goodbyes and to die in peace. There is, in short, such a thing as a good death. Please note that Untying Love is not a political or “message” play, however. It indelibly portrays one family’s journey through the end-of-life moment. "So many scripts aim to entertain rather than provoke,” Berry said, “and this script is, in its own quiet way, utterly provoking.”

Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900-2000 - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through November 05, 2012 - Midtown

MoMA's ambitious survey of 20th century design for children is the first large-scale overview of the modernist preoccupation with children and childhood as a paradigm for progressive design thinking. The exhibition brings together areas underrepresented in design history and often considered separately, including school architecture, clothing, playgrounds, toys and games, children's hospitals and safety equipment, nurseries, furniture, and books. In 1900, Swedish design reformer and social theorist Ellen Key's book "Century of the Child" presaged the 20th century as a period of intensified focus and progressive thinking regarding the rights, development, and well-being of children as interests of utmost importance to all society. Taking inspiration from Key, and looking back through the 20th century 100 years after her forecast, this exhibition will examine individual and collective visions for the material world of children, from utopian dreams for the "citizens of the future" to the dark realities of political conflict and exploitation. In this period children have been central to the concerns, ambitions, and activities of modern architects and designers both famous and unsung, and working specifically for children has often provided unique freedom and creativity to the avant-garde.

Rhythm-Girls dance classes - Rhythmology Dance Studio
Through November 05, 2012 - Westbury

The Rhythm-Girls is a program series designed specifically for Girl Scouts by Rhythmology. Participating in dance is a great way for children to get exercise, develop social skills, and expand their horizons. This program allows each girl to develop a sense of creativity and self expression while also teaching discipline and focus. Dances taught include Latin ballroom, jazz, salsa, merengue and bachata. Call for more information. The classes run through November 5, 2012

The Skeleton Crew - Yorktown Museum
Through November 05, 2012 - Yorktown Heights

More than 50 everyday phrases (such as the term "lazy bones") are depicted and illustrated using not-so-scary skeleton figures.

Calm and Connected: Parenting Your Child with ADHD© 6-Session Workshop Series (Six 1 ½ hour sessions) - Hampton Inn
Through November 06, 2012 - Jericho

ADHD experts have long recommended Parent Training as a crucial part of treatment for children with ADHD. This workshop you will help you develop tools, techniques and strategies to reduce challenging behaviors, homework stress, and school struggles. Education and guidance from a trained professional will increase parenting confidence and effectiveness. To register call 516.802.0593 or email [email protected]

Community Gallery -Presidents Helping Children - Long Island Children's Museum
Through November 06, 2012 - Garden City

Explore the contributions 11 United States presidents have made to the advancements of child well-being over the last century in areas of nutrition, health, education and child safety in this exhibit developed by Every Child Matters. The exhibit features 30 photographs chosen from an international photo competition to draw attention to the plight of children. The exhibit runs through November 6, 2012.

Mother 2 Mother (M2M) Breastfeeding Support Group - Rockland County Department of Health
Through November 09, 2012 - Monsey

The Rockland County Department of Health encourages nursing mothers (and babies) and pregnant women to attend this free meeting to help them get started or continue breastfeeding successfully. The group meets the second Friday of each month and is led by Health Department Certified Lactation Counselors.For more information call the Breastfeeding Promotion and Support Program Monday-Friday, 9am-5 pm at 845-364-3865 or e-mail [email protected]

Mother Mother (M2M) Breastfeeding Support Group - Rockland County Department of Health
Through November 09, 2012 - Spring Valley

The Rockland County Department of Health encourages nursing mothers (and babies) and pregnant women to attend this free meeting to help them get started or continue breastfeeding successfully. The group meets the third Monday of each month and is led by Health Department Certified Lactation Counselors.For more information call the Breastfeeding Promotion and Support Program Monday-Friday, 9am-5 pm at 845-364-3865 or e-mail [email protected]

Dinosaurs After Dark - Field Station: Dinosaurs
Through November 10, 2012 - Secaucus

The sights and sounds of Field Station: Dinosaurs will take on a new sense of mystery and danger at the parks new Dinosaurs After Dark on Friday and Saturday nights. Guests explore darkened trails of the park with just a flashlight and a rope to lead the way. Imaginations will run wild as the path narrows and the tour turns into the shadows. Was that a scream? What's that moving in woods? Look up and there it is: the T-Rex, its teeth visible in the flashlight's beam as it rears its giant head. This family experience begins with the eerie ghost stories of Snake Hill to set the mood, a special nighttime edition of the Olympics-style T-Rex games, a dinosaur sing-a-long with a spectacular view of the New York City skyline and a campfire sing-along with roasted marshmallows and s'mores.

Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 - Ars Nova
Through November 10, 2012 - New York

NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 By Dave Malloy Directed by Rachel Chavkin LIMITED ENGAGEMENT! October 1 - November 10, 2012 Lovers are betrayed, society is scandalized and glasses are raised in Dave Malloy’s electro-pop opera ripped from a slice of Tolstoy’s War and Peace. Young and impulsive, Natasha Rostova arrives in Moscow to await the return of her fiancé from the front lines. When she falls under the spell of the city’s most charming rogue, it is up to the disillusioned Pierre, a family friend, to pick up the pieces of her shattered reputation. Dumplings, vodka, spectators and performers collide in this unmissable theatrical event! This World Premiere of an Ars Nova commission will reunite Malloy with director Rachel Chavkin, two members of the team behind the OBIE Award-winning Three Pianos (New York Theatre Workshop, Ontological-Hysteric Theater). Dave’s other works include Beardo, Sandwich, Clown Bible and Beowulf: A Thousand Years of Baggage, which has enjoyed several sold out engagements in New York, Berkeley, Edinburgh and Boston. TIX REG $30 BUT COME EARLY AND SAVE UP TO 66% $10 tix for performances October 1 - 6 $20 tix for performances October 9 - 20 Featuring Brent Arnold, Brittain Ashford, Gelsey Bell, Nick Choksi, Blake DeLong, Mark Dover, Amber Gray, Dave Malloy, John Murchison, Paul Pinto, Raymond Sicam III, Phillipa Soo, Lucas Steele, Sally Wall, Pinky Weitzman, Amelia Workman Musical Direction & Orchestrations by Dave Malloy Scenic Design Mimi Lien Costume Design Paloma Young Lighting Design Bradley King Sound Design Matt Hubbs Production Stage Manager Trisha Henson

Choking the Butterfly - 9th Space
Through November 10, 2012 - New York

Tuesday-Sunday at 7:30pm, & Saturday, Nov. 10 @ 3pm EBE Ensemble presents Choking The Butterfly, a new play by James Johnson. Eric Mercado directs a cast of three including Eric Alba, Evan Johnson* and Christina Toth. Choking the Butterfly will run at 9th Space, 150 First Avenue, New York City for 16 performances, October 25-November 10, 2012. *Member, Actors’ Equity Association. AEA Showcase. Teenage conjoined twins Betty and Barney are left to their own devices in an abandoned button factory after an operation to separate them. Thrown out of a cozy institution of bath times and warm needles they grew up in, they are now left with a suitcase packed with bottles of milk and cash - the land of milk and money they dreamed of as children. Betty is excited about her new existence as a singleton. Free of her parasitic twin she strides out into the world for work. Barney is smaller, weaker and as he relied on his sister for life, now that they are apart he sees death roaring towards him. Both individually meet the troubled yet charismatic Brody, who introduces them to the dark underbelly of a contemporary society riddled with drugs and voyeurism. Finally set free and equipped with all the money in the world can the twins survive separately yet stay together? Choking the Butterfly is presented by EBE Ensemble. Artistic Director: Eric Alba; Director: Eric Mercado; Scenic Design: Cory Rodriguez; Costume Design: Amanda Jenks; Sound Design: Joshua B. Jenks; Props Design: Lauren Genutis; Stage Management: Ashley Scoles; Casting Director: Rachel Maran; Publicist: Paul Siebold/Off Off PR. Choking the Butterfly plays for 16 performances from October 25-November 10 on the following schedule: Tuesday-Sunday at 7:30pm; and Saturday, Nov. 10th @ 3pm. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased by visiting ChokingtheButterfly.brownpapertickets.com. The run time for Choking the Butterfly is 80 minutes with no intermission. Director Eric Mercado is a Brooklyn based director. Previous directing and devised theatre credits include: The Ape and the Child at the Wings Theater, Ach Du Lieber Himmel and Wine and Spirits, both at New York Theater Workshop with Theater In Asylum, Bomb Shelter at the Gene Frankel, Baby Plays the Banjo at 45 Bleecker, and Open Up at Theater for the New City. Eric recently served as Staff Director for Aquila Theatre’s national tour of Macbethand The Importance of Being Earnest. His latest original work The Scientists will be premiering at the Living Theatre in November. He holds a BFA from NYU Tisch where he studied creating original work. www.EricRMercado.com Playwright James Johnson studied Drama at Queens University Belfast his previous work includes the BBC/Stewart Parker Award nominated Choking the Butterfly [Best New Irish Play] which was produced by Tinderbox Theatre Company. He also has written two Edinburgh Fringe shows The Importance of Shoes [Weaver Hughes Ensemble] which was produced as an audio play by Wireless Theatre Company and transferred to London and The Audition which was produced in Los Angeles by Mahalo Theatre Collective as part of the Hollywood Fringe last year before transferring to London and has been translated and produced in Sweden. His other work includes Glimpse Due Solace [Loughborough Stage Society] and the short plays Glossina Palpalis and Rain Falls [Belfast 25 Project]. EBE Ensemble is dedicated to developing and presenting new and unique works of theatre. They believe that making theater accessible enhances a community and that, through an ensemble-based approach, they can better present quality theatre that strives for an emotional truth. They believe that a positive and energetic work environment is paramount in developing interesting and entertaining works of art. At the beginning of their seventh season, EBE Ensemble has produced more than 35 new plays and adaptations, has created the NYIT Award winning one-act festival, Elephants on Parade, and engaged the community through annual productions of updated classic works at no cost in Prospect Park with their Shakespeare in the Pagoda series. www.ebeensemble.org.

Beauties of the Gilded Age: Peter Marie's Miniatures of Society Women - New-York Historical Society
Through November 11, 2012 - New York

Between 1889 and 1903, New York socialite Peter Marie (1825-1903) commissioned portrait miniatures of women whom he believed epitomized female beauty. His collection of nearly 300 watercolor-on-ivory miniatures stands today as a vivid document of New York�s Gilded Age aristocracy. Beauties of the Gilded Age presents likenesses of many prominent women of the era, including legendary socialite Edith Minturn, athlete Edith Hope Goddard, and social activist Emeline Winthrop. The fragile and rarely exhibited portraits will be displayed in four-month rotations in a special new gallery designed for intimate viewing.

Fashion A- Z: Highlights from the Collection of the Museum at FIT, Part Two - Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology
Through November 11, 2012 - New York

Scarecrow: Outdoor Art Exhibit - Lyndhurst
Through November 11, 2012 - Tarrytown

For the first time, Lyndhurst is home to an outdoor art exhibition presented within the bare bones of an 18,600-square-foot greenhouse, an historic structure located on the Lyndhurst grounds. Artists were invited to explore the theme of the Scarecrow and look beyond the traditional straw-filled dummy to explore broader themes associated with this figure as human surrogate, decoy, and silent observer. Six artists living and working in NYC, Brooklyn, upstate New York, and New Jersey have been selected for exhibition in Scarecrow. They have created a variety of artworks that respond to the multi-sensory nature of the open-air site and to the unique character of the Greenhouse space. Works included in the exhibition utilize a range of materials from vines and natural plant life, burlap, metal, acrylic, nylon, and digital media. Some artists have responded to the theme by directly referencing the human figure, others have considered the metaphorical and symbolic implications of the scarecrow in works that are more abstract and intangible. The Scarecrow exhibition coincides with the annual "Scarecrow Invasion" at Lyndhurst, a popular Halloween event in which hundreds of scarecrows created largely by children from local school districts are displayed throughout the grounds of the mansion.

The Riverdale Y Sunday Market - MS/HS 141
Through November 11, 2012 - Riverdale

Look for natural, organic, and local products every Sunday through Nov. 11. Wearable Collections facilitates textile collection every week, accepting used clean clothing, including shoes and hats. It also accepts household items such as curtains, linens, towels, handbags, and belts (no carpeting). There's also a variety of produce, baked goods, eggs, meats, cheese, with a selection of fair trade and preservative-free and/or organic. Vendors include: - Adamah Farm (Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center): pickles, kraut, cheeses, yogurt, and jams - Atara Designs: Designer Jewelry - Bread Alone: organic, kosher, artisan breads, pastries, and pies - The Cheese Guy/Old World Marketplace: kosher artisan cheeses - Dines Farms: pasture-raised meats - Doc Pickle: certified kosher pickles, sauerkraut, olives, and more - Guyank Brand, LLC: The original Sweet-HOT Pepper Sauce, marinades, jams and jellies - Hollengold Farms: family-operated farm offering farm-fresh vegetables and herbs - Ilanit: Hand-knitted luxury goods - Jewels by Mollie: Israeli jewelry, handmade jewelry, and scarves - luvume Organics: Organic sugar and salt scrubs for the body, and aromatherapy products - Manor House Soaps: handmade olive oil and glycerine soaps - Marianna Marwell: ribbon leashes - Migliorelli Farm, LLC: produce from Dutchess County - Orchards of Concklin: farm produce, cider, and baked goods - Popcorn Pawz: holistic dog and cat food and pet products - Ronnybrook Dairy: certified kosher dairy products - Wright's Farm: sustainable produce and baked goods For information on becoming a vendor at the Riverdale Y Sunday Market, or for any other questions regarding the market, contact market manager Cynthia Galik at [email protected]

Fancy Nancy The Musical - McGinn/Cazale Theatre
Through November 12, 2012 - Upper West Side

Fancy Nancy and her friends, Bree, Rhonda, Wanda, and Lionel are going to be performing in their very first show, "Deep Sea Dances." Nancy is positive -- that's fancy for 100 percent sure -- that she and Bree will be picked to be mermaids. When another girl wins the coveted role of the mermaid, Nancy is stuck playing a dreary, dull tree. Can Nancy bring fancy flair to her role, even though it isn't the one she wanted?

Farmers' Market @ PepsiCo - PepsiCo
Through November 14, 2012 - Purchase

Local produce and specialty items made from local ingredients every Wednesday.

Spring Valley Farmers Market -
Through November 14, 2012 - Spring Valley

Shop for fresh local apples, radishes, beets, eggs, meats, multi-grain breads, pastry, honey, chutneys, pickles, cider, and much more. Wednesdays through Nov. 14. Rain or shine.

TIBET HOUSE US PRESENTS: CONTEMPORARY NIRMANAKAYA Buddhist Iconography by Leah and Stan Goldberg - Tibet House US
Through November 14, 2012 - New York

ibet House US has unveiled news of its next highly anticipated gallery exhibit Contemporary Nirmanakaya: Buddhist Iconography by Leah and Stan Goldberg on the heels of its highly successful art exhibition Mystic Nostalgia, which drew summer crowds to the imaginative paintings of Brazilian artist Tiffani Gyatso. This unique body of work will be on display and for sale from September 13 – November 14, 2012, beginning with a special opening reception on September 13, 2012, from 6-8pm ET. A portion of all sales will benefit Tibet House US and its ongoing work to preserve and present Tibetan culture. Stunning in detail, these original contemporary versions of Buddhist tangkas (Tibetan silk paintings with embroidery) and mandalas (geometric, often circular, sacred art), created by Leah and Stan Goldberg, are steeped in tradition. The Goldbergs took the advice of a confidant of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to lead an enlightened existence quite literally and dedicated themselves to traditional Tibetan Buddhist art and how they might reinterpret it for the Western viewer. As they learned more about mandalas and their rich symbolism, they grew enthralled and were soon making their own versions of classic iconic Tibetan images. “We were changing as people and as artists with each piece that we created over the past few years, evolving despite ourselves. Sometimes the painting’s effect on us was gentle and nurturing; sometimes it was more of a drill sergeant approach. We developed a strangely intimate relationship with each iconic image. It was not unusual for them to let us know what precise asana (position) they preferred to assume. Or what they wished to wear,” says Stan Goldberg. Wherever these pieces hang, they are meant to create a feeling of tranquility and peace and help the viewer grow wiser and more compassionate. ABOUT LEAH AND STAN GOLDBERG Husband and wife Leah and Stan Goldberg have been painting together as an art team for more than 20 years. Their works may be found in prominent private collections, such as those of Mick Jagger and Billy Wilder, as well as in major corporate collections, including those of the Bank of America and the Waldorf Astoria. For the past six years Leah and Stan have resided and painted in their home studio in Galisteo, New Mexico. TIBET HOUSE US GALLERY LOCATION AND HOURS Gallery Location: 22 West 15th Street, New York, NY 10011 Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday from 12 to 5 p.m. / P. 212.807.0563 ABOUT TIBET HOUSE US: Tibet House US, established in 1987 at the request of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, is a non-profit educational institution and cultural embassy working to preserve, restore and present Tibet's unique cultural and spiritual heritage by means of a permanent cultural center, with a 2,000-square-foot gallery, library, archives, developing traveling exhibitions, print publications and media productions.

Autism Friendly Classes - Taste Buds Kitchen
Through November 14, 2012 - Chelsea

Taste Buds Kitchen partners with Autism Friendly Spaces, LLC (AFS) to offer children on the autism spectrum, ages 4-8, an opportunity to cook up a new and delicious culinary adventure each week in the signature weekly class, especially adapted to meet the needs of children with ASD. Recipes will vary from savory to sweet as kids focus on ingredients, tastes, techniques, and making new friends. Class size is limited to 7 students which allows the budding chefs to participate in an unique kitchen environment where they learn, laugh, and cook together. Taste Buds Kitchen staff has been trained by AFS on creating autism friendly lessons and a downloadable social narrative will be available on this page shortly. This is a drop-off class. This class meets every Wednesday from 4:30-5:30 for 8 sessions (Sept. 26 to Nov. 14). Class maximum is 7 children. Each week a visual schedule to help children sequence and follow instructions will be provided, along with two instructors (a Taste Buds Kitchen cooking instructor and an AFS Autism Specialist) in a similar teaching model to a CTT classroom, with an AFS consultant on hand at the first class.

Calm and Connected: Parenting Your Child with ADHD© 6-Session Workshop Series (Six 1 ½ hour sessions) - 89 Melanie Lane
Through November 15, 2012 - Syosset

ADHD experts have long recommended Parent Training as a crucial part of treatment for children with ADHD. This workshop you will help you develop tools, techniques and strategies to reduce challenging behaviors, homework stress, and school struggles. Education and guidance from a trained professional will increase parenting confidence and effectiveness. Cindy Goldrich, Ed. M., ACAC, certified ADHD Coach and Parenting Specialist, gives parents a unique understanding of ADHD, Executive Functioning, and their impact on children's behavior and performance. She provides tools, strategies, and resources to build on children's innate strengths and potential while reducing the chaos, stress and challenging behaviors. To register call 516.802.0593 or email [email protected]

New Rochelle Farmers' Market - New Rochelle
Through November 16, 2012 - New Rochelle

Fresh, local baked goods, fruit, herbs, organic produce, specialty foods, vegetables, and more.

Farmer's Market Friday - Dahlia Avenue off Main Street
Through November 16, 2012 - Flushing

Shop for fresh produce, nuts, coffee, and nut butters at this market organized by the Queens Botanical Garden.

Bronxville Farmers' Market - Bronxville
Through November 17, 2012 - Bronxville

Vendors offer fresh produce, including organic produce, pasture raised meats, and eggs, fish fresh from Montauk, honey, maple syrup, pickles, cheese, breads, baked goods, quiche, dips, soups, herbs, lavender and lavender products, local wines, field-cut wild flowers, bottled milk, granola, soups, cookies, hand made soaps and lotions, home spun fibers for knitting, and chutney.

Hunt's Point Farmers' Market - Msr. Raul Del Valle Square at Southern Boulevard and E.163rd Street
Through November 17, 2012 - Bronx

Featuring fresh, local produce Find fresh local apples, radishes, beets, eggs, meats, multi-grain breads, pastry, honey, chutneys, pickles, cider, and much more. EBT accepted.

Pelham Farmers' Market - Pelham
Through November 17, 2012 - Pelham

Fresh, local baked goods, cut flowers, fruit, herbs, plants, prepared foods, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

Tarrytown Farmers' Market - Tarrytown
Through November 17, 2012 - Tarrytown

Fresh, local baked goods, artisinal bread, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fish, fruit, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, soups, and more.

EmblemHealth and Harvest Home Farmer’s Markets - Roy Wilkins Park
Through November 17, 2012 - Queens

EmblemHealth and Harvest Home Farmer’s Markets are offering locally grown fruits and vegetables, cooking demonstrations and health and wellness screenings through the “Eating for Good Health” program which runs through November 17,2012.

Grow NYC GreenMarket - Socrates Sculpture Park
Through November 17, 2012 - Long Island City

This market serves the Long Island City and Astoria communities with farm-fresh fruits and vegetables and family-friendly activities every week.

Young Dancers Performance Program - Isaac Young Middle School
Through November 17, 2012 - New Rochelle

Ajkun Ballet Theatre invites children of Westchester County in grades K-8 to participate in the Young Dancers Performance Program and perform in the 2012 Production of 'The Nutcracker' at The New Rochelle High School. Children participate in rehearsals at Isaac E. Young Middle School taught by AjkunBT’s Professional Dancers on Saturdays, Oct. 13 through Nov. 17. On Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, they'll perform alongside Ajkun Ballet Theatre artists in the beloved holiday classic, "The Nutcracker." Children with or without previous dance training are welcome to sign up. Registration is limited. A suggested donation of $35 for your child's participation will help cover the cost of instructor's transportation to and from New Rochelle. Contact coordinator and AjkunBT artist Brittany Larrimer at [email protected] or 646-368-9800 to complete your registration. Ajkun Ballet Theatre, a New York-based professional ballet company, offers more than 100 performances a year in the United States and overseas. AjkunBT preserves 35 classic and chamber ballets and produces an average of five new ballets and contemporary creations every year. Since 2007, it has been in residence at the New Rochelle High School.

Discovering Iceland through Art and Story with Pratt Institute Art Educators - Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
Through November 17, 2012 - Midtown

Hovering just below the Arctic Circle, Iceland is a small island with enormous volcanoes, icy glacial rivers, and ancient lava fields. Passed on orally from generation to generation, the sagas are the stories of the early settlement of Iceland by Scandinavians searching for farmland in AD 900. These tales were later collected and written down by unknown authors in the 13th and 14th centuries and are ranked with the world's finest literature. Join art educators from Pratt Institute in a unique series of Saturday afternoon workshops inspired by the landscape and medieval tales of Iceland. Children will "visit" Iceland through stories, watercolors, and photographs from the Saga-Sites exhibition and make a visual record of their journey in drawings, paintings, and sculptures. Enrollment is limited; early registration is encouraged.

Types We Can Make and Type@Cooper - The Cooper Union - 41 Cooper Gallery
Through November 17, 2012 - New York

“Types We Can Make”- A selection of contemporary Swiss typeface design curated by ECAL/University of Art & Design Lausanne (Switzerland), in association with The Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography, and the Consulate General of Switzerland in New York. With the explosion of digital media and international communications, type design has attracted new designers and artists to the field. Swiss designers, in particular, have historically contributed to the development of modern type, (Helvetica was created in 1957 by a team of Swiss designers) and their legacy is explored in this exhibition as new designers draw on the past. “Type@Cooper”- Graduates of Cooper Union’s Typeface design program, Type@Cooper, will exhibit a diverse range of their works. Type@Cooper, a first of its kind in the United States, covers a wide range of topics: techniques, technology, aesthetics and personal expression, history, and theory. The students come from different professional backgrounds and experiences and their examples of their typeface designs are equally as unique in nature. Opening Reception: Tuesday, October 23rd at 6pm October 23-Saturday, November 17, 2012 Hours: M-F 11am-7pm, Sat, 12-5pm, Sun, 12-5pm

White Light Festival - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Through November 18, 2012 -

This festival's focus is music's unmatched capacity to illuminate the many dimensions of our interior lives. Spanning musical traditions, genres and disciplines the festival will feature 27 performances and events and will take place in nine venues, on and off the Lincoln Center campus. Returning also are the popular post-performance White Light Lounges, where performers and audience members can meet and talk. Highlights include: U.S. premiere of Rian, performed by Ireland's Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre; Virtuoso Wang Li plays jaw harps and calabash flute; N.Y. premiere of choreographer Akram Khan's Vertical Road; Cameron Carpenter plays Bach on the Alice Tully Hall organ; Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde, arranged for chamber orchestra, conducted by Matthias Pintscher, and performed by pianist Emanuel Ax, members of the New York Philharmonic, mezzo-soprano Tamara Mumford and tenor Russell Thomas; Cosmic Pulses, all-Stockhausen program, performed by percussionist Stuart Gerber and sound projectionist Joe Drew; U.S. debut of the Latvian Radio Choir; Mary Chapin Carpenter sings from her new album, Ashes and Roses; Heiner Goebbels' music/theater work I went to the house but did not enter featuring the Hilliard Ensemble; Esa-Pekka Salonen leads Philharmonia Orchestra in Mahler's Symphony No. 9.

- Piermont Farmers' Market
Through November 18, 2012 - Piermont

Shop for fresh local produce, eggs, meats, multi-grain breads, pastry, honey, chutneys, pickles, cider, and more. Held each Sunday through November 18.

Shade and Shadow: A Selection of British and American Silhouettes - Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
Through November 18, 2012 - Bronx

This exhibition presents a small selection of 19th-Century British and American silhouettes from Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum and four private collections. Before photography became widely available, silhouette portraits were quick, easy, and affordable. Elegant ladies, family scenes, charming children, and more, reveal a compelling slice of life from the golden age of this art form. Through November 18.

Forest Hills Greenmarket - Forest Hills (outside Post Office)
Through November 18, 2012 - Forest Hills

Features fresh, locally-grown vegetables, orchard fruit, nuts, coffee, berries, potted plants, flowers, honey, fresh seafood, breads, pastries, and more. This market is open Sundays through Nov. 18.

Drawings and Prints - Selections from the Permanent Collection - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through November 18, 2012 -

This exhibition includes a selection of early and mid-sixteenth century drawings and prints by Renaissance artists for whom ancient sculpture remained a perpetual source of inspiration. The selection reveals some of the ways in which draftsmen and printmakers from different parts of Europe responded to the common heritage of classical antiquity. Also on display is an exceptional group of prints after designs by Frans Floris de Vriendt (1519/20-1570), the foremost Netherlandish artist of the mid-sixteenth century. They showcase Floris's innovative treatment of mythology and history.

MoMA Studio: Common Senses - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through November 19, 2012 - Midtown

Organized in conjunction with the exhibition Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900-2000 (July 27-Nov. 5, 2012), MoMA Studio: Common Senses is a multi-sensory environment at the intersection of education, design, and art that aims to foster a child's evolving relationships with nature, technology, and everyday surroundings through community interactions and creative play. A series of drop-in activities, workshops, and ongoing projects for audiences of all ages integrates components such as light, nature, food, textiles, games, and technology. Artists, designers, and educators including Fritz Haeg, J. Morgan Puett, Karen Hewitt, Reggio Children, and others engage visitors in generative and sensory experiences, from harvesting an edible garden and hand-weaving rugs to creating light-based scapes and playing familiar and new games.

Grow NYC: Elmhurst Greenmarket - Elmhurst Hospital
Through November 20, 2012 - Elmhurst

Families can enjoy this market located along an entrance to Elmhurst hospital, which offers a variety of local produce, orchard fruit, picked at its peak of ripeness, hearty vegetables grown in the nutrient-rich soil of Orange County's "Black Dirt" region, and freshly baked bread, pastries and granola. The market, which is open on Tuesdays thru November 20,2012, promotes healthy living, offering recipes and cooking demonstrations to entice even the most timid of eaters and home cooks.

Sculpting the Void: The Solo Exhibition of Arcady Kotler - Able Fine Art NY Gallery
Through November 20, 2012 - New York

Sculpting the Void “My work captures a moment when ascent and descent are in equilibrium; when rising and falling, birth and death and other phenomena born of the organic human form and expressed via a natural opposition meet rigid geometric structure.” –Arcady Kotler Arcady Kotler's art investigates the relationship between the natural and the man-made with illusive, suggestive symbolism. The result is a new order that addresses our sense of place, while our very being is deconstructed, reoriented and replaced with a powerful blend of narratives that are both divergent and complementary. D. Dominick Lombardi, Curator

Croton-on-Hudson Farmers' Market - Croton-on-Hudson
Through November 21, 2012 - Croton-on-Hudson

Fresh, local baked goods, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fish, fruit, herbs, meat, organic produce, plants, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

White Plains Outdoor Farmers' Market - White Plains
Through November 21, 2012 - White Plains

An authentic, French open-air market offering everything from meats to produce to artisan cheeses and olive oil.

GreenMarket Farmers' Market - The New York Botanical Garden
Through November 21, 2012 - Bronx

The New York Botanical Garden's Greenmarket provides affordable, locally grown produce along with fresh, nutritious baked goods, and other specialty items. Talk to the farmers to learn more about the nutritional and health benefits of gardening and eating locally. Learn how to use produce from the market to make easy, nutritional meals at weekly cooking demonstrations and find out about composting, recycling, growing vegetables, and more at special demonstrations throughout the season. Hear "what's fresh" at the market each week by calling 718-362-9561 and pressing 406# to find out what you can incorporate into your meals. Open every Wednesday, through November 21, at the base of Library Allee inside the Garden's Mosholu Gate entrance. Free admission and parking to shop at the Greenmarket.

Weekly Market - Nyack Farmers Market
Through November 22, 2012 - Nyack

Stroll this weekly market to find local produce, cheese, wine, and plants. Then enjoy lunch in one of the town's many charming eateries. Rain or shine.

'The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe' - St. Luke's Theatre
Through November 24, 2012 - Times Square

Off Broadway Family Theatre presents an adaptation of C.S. Lewis' beloved tale from his Chronicles of Narnia series. In this creative adaptation, two actors play eight characters, both human and animal. Travel to Narnia through the old wardrobe with the four Pevensie children, and get swept into their journey to stand with the great lion Aslan against the evil White Witch. She has placed the land of Narnia under enchantment and now it is always winter, but never Christmas. Audiences will be drawn into the theater's "magic circle," where children and animals, fauns and mythical creatures come to life in this enchanting tale.

Nature on the Go - Prospect Park Audubon Center
Through November 25, 2012 - Flatbush

Kids have fun out in nature by playing animal charades, pretending to be a bat trying to catch a moth, or joining in many other fun and active nature games that teaches them about the nature around us. Led by a park naturalist.

EXHIBIT - VIVIAN BERGENTHAL: A JOYFUL JOURNEY WITH NATURE - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through November 25, 2012 - Scarsdale

Scarsdale resident Vivian Bergenthal is an artist, poet, and environmental activist. Her work reflects "the spiritual and visceral connections that bind us to both the natural and man-made environment with which we engage." Working in mixed media, her work depicts her reaction to landscapes within her local neighborhood and the world she has traveled. Opening Reception with refreshments Oct. 6 from 2-4pm. Exhibit runs through Sunday, November 25.

Sunday Explorers Drop-In Programming - Stamford Museum & Nature Center
Through November 25, 2012 - Stamford

Every Sunday, the education staff offers a hands-on, interactive exploration of the Museum's many favorite features. Each week focuses on a different topic and includes self-guided and staff-led activities which run throughout the time period. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free with gate admission. September 9-November 25, 2012. No class October 21.

Robert S. Neuman's Ship to Paradise - Heckscher Museum of Art
Through November 25, 2012 - Huntington

This exhibition focuses on the colorful, large-scale, mixed-media drawings in which Robert Neuman addressed the timeless question of human folly. Through November 25, 2012.

'Fiddler on the Roof' - Westchester Broadway Theatre
Through November 25, 2012 - Elmsford

Composer Jerry Bock and lyricist Sheldon Harnick teamed up with librettist Joseph Stein to create this timeless classic musical, magically woven with universal themes, music, dance, poignancy, and laughter. "Fiddler on the Roof" is based on "Tevye and His Daughters" and other tales by Sholem Aleichem that he wrote in Yiddish and published in 1894. Set in 1905, the musical takes place in Anatevka, a small Jewish village in Russia. The story revolves around the dairyman, Tevye, and his attempts to preserve his family's traditions in the face of a changing world. In this production, Tevye the dairyman is brought to life by Bill Nolte. His wife Golde will be played by Emily Zacharias. The daughters are Rachel Prather (Tzeitel), Sarah Rolleston (Hodel), Dana Glaus (Chava), and local children Gianna Florio and Julia Gold, who will alternate as Bielke, and Samantha Robins and Shannon Stout who will alternate as Shprintze. Terry Palasz is the meddling Matchmaker, Yente. The girls' suitors are Andrew Boza as Motel the tailor, Eric Johnson as the butcher, Lazar Wolfe, Joe Longthorne as the student revolutionary, Perchik, and Chris Giordano as Fyedka, the Russian Cossack. The cast also features Michael J. Farina as Mordcha the Innkeeper, Drew Martin as the Rabbi, Benjamin Dean as Mendel, Stephen Tewksbury as the constable, Lucas Thompson as Nachum, and Stephen Valenti as Avram. The production is directed and choreographed by Richard Stafford. Jesse Factor is the associate choreographer. The musical director is Leo P. Carusone, set design is by John Farrell, technical director is Steve Loftus, lighting design by Andrew Gmoser, sound design by Jonathan Hatton, costume design by Michael Bottari and Ronald Case, production stage manager is Victor Lukas and the assistant stage Mmnager is Ron Rogell. Properties are by Grumpy?s Props. As with all our productions, Lisa Tiso is the associate producer.

Mother 2 Mother (M2M) Breastfeeding Support Group - Rockland County Department of Health
Through November 26, 2012 - Haverstraw

The Rockland County Department of Health encourages nursing mothers (and babies) and pregnant women to attend this free meeting to help them get started or continue breastfeeding successfully. The group meets the fourth Monday of each month and is led by Health Department Certified Lactation Counselors.For more information call the Breastfeeding Promotion and Support Program Monday-Friday, 9am-5 pm at 845-364-3865 or e-mail [email protected]

Bricks 4 Kidz - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through November 27, 2012 - Brooklyn

Brooklyn Children's Museum is hosting a Home- schooling class. Children will learn from the museum collection and enjoy a Bricks 4 Kidz building curriculum.

Big Food: Health, Culture and the Evolution of Eating - Yale Peabody Museum
Through November 28, 2012 - New Haven

In this multi-media exhibit, visitors explore the challenge of fulfilling our nutritional and physical needs.

Creating A Sense Of Place - Bronx Community College Hall of Fame Gallery
Through November 29, 2012 - Bronx

The impressive new North Hall and Library at Bronx Community College (BCC) is now home to one of the largest public art commissions the Bronx has seen since the late 1930s. On Sunday, November 4, 2012, artist Daniel Hauben’s 22 paintings—collectively entitled A Sense of Place—at the North Hall & Library at BCC and an accompanying exhibition Creating a Sense of Place (on view October 23—November 29, 2012) at the Hall of Fame Gallery, will be publicly celebrated. Honoring a long tradition of incorporating fine art into majestic libraries, Robert A.M. Stern Architects designated specific locations for artwork in their original designs for the new building. Commissioned by the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York on behalf of the City University of New York, the commission to create the artwork was awarded to acclaimed Bronx-born Daniel Hauben, who worked on the 22 paintings for three years. The paintings feature classic Bronx vistas and neighborhood street scenes, waterways and bridges, elevated trains, rooftops and BCC campus scenes. Two ten-foot murals grace the stairwells leading up to the library, while 20 paintings measuring five-feet-wide each elaborate the frieze along the balcony that surrounds the elegant and airy Information Commons. Hauben’s focus of the Bronx as subject matter invites the viewer to cultivate a greater appreciation and awareness of the world around them, and to see their environment—and their place within it—in a new light. Born and raised in the Bronx, artist Daniel Hauben has spent nearly 30 years capturing the life of his home borough on paper and canvas. Although he travels periodically to paint in such faraway places as Europe, Costa Rica and South India, he always returns to the streets of the Bronx for inspiration. The winner of numerous awards from the Bronx Council on the Arts, The Bronx County Historical Society, Americans for the Arts and other noteworthy organizations, Hauben has had many solo exhibitions both in the U.S. and abroad. His work is in the collections of the Museum of the City of New York, the Library of Congress, the White House and the New-York Historical Society, as well as many private and corporate collections. More of his work can be seen at danielhauben.com. PUBLIC DEDICATION + EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION Sunday, November 4, 2012 | 1-5pm BCC North Hall & Library + BCC Hall of Fame Gallery 2155 University Avenue Bronx, New York 10453 347.546.1107 www.bcc.cuny.edu/artmusic/gallery/about.htm

Little New-Yorkers - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
Through November 30, 2012 - Upper West Side

On Tuesdays and Fridays kids ages 2-4 can explore New York City through singing, stories, and activities. Each class will include story readings, time with historic toys, free exploration, a special Little New-Yorkers hello song, and time in the museum or a craft project, which will alternate each week. Some of the stories that will be featured include Larry Gets Lost in NYC, Don't Let the Pigeon Ride the Bus, The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge, New York from Above, and Knuffle Bunny.

Checks & Balances - Presidents and American Finance - Museum of American Finance
Through November 30, 2012 - New York

The US federal government was born of a fiscal crisis produced by the inability of the national and state governments to repay the heavy debts incurred winning independence from England. By luck, pluck and a sprinkling of genius, the new nation averted disaster and soon became one of the most creditworthy in history, able to fund global wars, massive territorial acquisitions and scientific and engineering feats of historic importance and unprecedented scale. Today, however, serious fiscal crisis looms again. The causes and consequences of the current economic crisis are hotly debated, but almost everyone agrees there is no easy fix at hand. Simply put, it has become too difficult to increase taxes or reduce expenditures, and solutions acceptable to both major political parties are in short supply. But the government has faced similar impasses in the past and has managed, with firm leadership, to persevere. This exhibit brings attention to the budget issues that faced five of our greatest Presidents: George Washington, Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, Woodrow Wilson and Franklin D. Roosevelt. It details how they handled those issues, sometimes with spectacular success and other times with controversial or mixed results. The exhibit also shows how each President's life experiences, including personal wealth, may have influenced decisions on important issues like the rate and type of taxation and the acceptable extent of government borrowing. In and of itself, knowledge of the past cannot improve the future, but retracing past glories and disappointments is often the best place to start.

Compost your Food Scraps! - Queens Public Library at Steinway
Through November 30, 2012 - Astoria

Parents can teach their children about sustainability by modeling green behaviors like composting. Simply bring your food scraps including fruit and vegetable scraps like peels, skins, or seeds), coffee grounds (including the paper filter), tea bags, eggshells, nutshells, plain bread, and pasta (no toppings) to the weekly food waste drop off location. The Western Queens Compost Initiative will turn the rest of your food waste into a nutrient-rich compost.

Diabetes Self-Management Workshop - New York Methodist Hospital
Through November 30, 2012 - Midwood

This workshop provides helpful information for managing and living with diabetes. Call to register (required).

Spiders Alive! - American Museum of Natural History
Through December 02, 2012 - Upper West Side

For centuries, spiders have inspired storytellers, from Ovid to E. B. White to the creators of the eponymous superhero, but their actual role in diverse ecosystems around the globe is just as captivating. Spiders Alive! immerses visitors in the fascinating and complex world of spiders, among the most versatile animals on the planet: they inhabit every continent but Antarctica and are able to survive in environments that range from deserts to rainforests to crowded cities. Spiders are also important predators. By one estimate, the spiders on one acre of woodland alone consume more than 80 pounds of insects a year. Scientists have identified over 42,000 species of spiders to date, and there are at least as many more to be discovered. Among the live spiders visitors will encounter in this exhibition are the goliath bird eater, one of the largest spiders in the world, whose prey includes snakes, mice, and frogs; the venomous western black widow, one of the few North American spiders harmful to people; and species from other arachnid orders, including African whip spiders, whose whip-like feelers, up to 10 inches in length, help the animal find its way. Spiders Alive! will explore spiders' silk, venom, and little-known defensive mechanisms such as mimicry and noise making. The exhibition will also include larger-than-life models, videos, interactive exhibits, and fossils, and Museum staff will be handling live arachnids for visitors to see up close. Gallery 77, first floor

Spiders Alive! - American Museum of Natural History
Through December 02, 2012 - Upper West Side

The American Museum of Natural History announces Spiders Alive!, a new exhibition about the fascinating and complex world of spiders. For centuries, spiders have inspired mythmakers from Ovid to E. B. White to the creators of the eponymous superhero, but their actual role in diverse ecosystems around the globe is just as captivating. Among the most versatile animals on the planet, spiders inhabit every continent but Antarctica and are able to survive in environments that range from deserts to rainforests to crowded cities. "Spiders Alive! continues a tradition of museum exhibitions that bring people, especially children and families, face-to-face with ambassadors from the natural world," says Ellen V. Futter, President of the American Museum of Natural History. "In this exhibition, as in previous popular presentations of live lizards, snakes, frogs, and butterflies, our visitors will meet some of the world's most exotic and fascinating creatures who have much to teach us about the diversity of life, the fragility of natural systems, and our own responsibility to study and steward life on Earth." In Spiders Alive!, visitors will explore spiders' anatomy, diversity, venom, silk, and behavior including little-known defensive mechanisms such as mimicry and noise-making. In addition to live spiders representing 19 species, the exhibition will also include larger-than-life models of spiders, videos, a climbable spider model, and fossils. Museum staff will be handling live arachnids for visitors to see up close, and the exhibition will focus on debunking spider myths, such as: spiders need gravity to build webs, all spiders neglect their offspring, and all spiders are poisonous to humans Spiders are also important predators; without them, insect populations would explode. By one estimate, the spiders on one acre of woodland alone consume more than 80 pounds of insects a year. Scientists have identified over 42,000 species of spiders to date, and they believe that there are at least as many more yet to be discovered. Among the live spiders visitors will encounter in this exhibition are the goliath bird eater, one of the largest spiders in the world, whose prey includes snakes, mice, and frogs; the western black widow, member of one of the few North American spider groups that can be harmful to people; the fishing spider, who senses prey by resting its front legs on the surface of the water; and the golden orb-web spider, which weaves a golden web that can reach more than 3 feet in diameter. Species from other arachnid orders will also be on display, including African whip spiders, whose whip-like feelers, up to 10 inches in length, help the animal find its way; the giant vinegaroon, which may spray a foul-smelling vinegar-like chemical from its abdomen if disturbed; and the desert hairy scorpion, the largest scorpion in America. The exhibition is curated by Norman Platnick, curator emeritus in the Department of Invertebrate Zoology.

Thirty Years of Collecting: Treasures from Intrepid's Collections - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through December 02, 2012 - New York Harbor

Thirty Years of Collecting: Treasures from Intrepid's Collections will showcase objects from the museum's collections related to the historic aircraft carrier Intrepid, Growler submarine, Concorde, and the space shuttle Enterprise. The exhibit will include nearly 30 objects, many of which will be displayed publicly for the first time, such as original helmets, uniforms, letters, photographs, books, and other items that will display the "humanity behind the hardware" of the vessels at the museum.

Absorbed by Color: Art in the 20th Century - Heckscher Museum of Art
Through December 02, 2012 - Huntington

Drawn exclusively from the Museum?s Permanent Collection, this exhibition presents an overview of color theory and its manifestations in various art movements of the 20th century, including Pointillism, Fauvism, Synchromism, Neoplasticism, Abstract Expressionism, Minimalism, and Op art. Through December 2, 2012.

Thirty Years of Excellence: An Intrepid Museum Celebration - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through December 02, 2012 - New York Harbor

Thirty Years of Excellence: An Intrepid Museum Celebration will trace Intrepid's historic journey from being transformed from an aircraft carrier into one of New York City's most iconic cultural institutions. A collection of nearly 40 items including artifacts, video footage, photographs, and other archival materials highlight the major milestones of the museum and its affiliated nonprofit organizations, including the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.

CircusWorX - Canal Park Playhouse
Through December 02, 2012 - Lower Manhattan

With a toolbox full of props, Brent McCoy constructs a laugh factory filled with wild physical comedy.

Children's Acting & Puppetry Playdates - Brooklyn at the Center for Anti-Violence Education
Through December 02, 2012 - Park Slope

Children learn communication, socialization, and story structure through theater games and puppets!

Toddler Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Kings Bay branch
Through December 03, 2012 - Homecrest

Babies and toddlers hear stories, sing songs and rhymes, and play.

Map Making and History - Brooklyn Historical Society
Through December 04, 2012 - Brooklyn

This is an event that will focus on early New York history. There will will map making and other art activities to reinforce historical content.

Studio School Tours and Open Houses - The Studio School
Through December 05, 2012 - Upper West Side

The morning tours give you an opportunity to see the teachers and students working together in the classrooms. You will receive an overview of the program and the Studio Approach, and have a Q&A session with the head of school. Studio parents will also be present to meet and greet you.

Jeffrey Maron: Devotion - Affirmation Arts
Through December 08, 2012 - New York

Affirmation Arts is pleased to present Jeffrey Maron: Devotion, a retrospective of Maron’s sculptural work that spans 16 years (1976—2012). The exhibition, which opens with a cocktail reception on October 11, comprises 34 unique works of copper alloy and other materials. Devotion marks the gallery’s premier solo sculptural exhibition. Jeffrey Maron’s work is self-described as “contemporary animism,” drawing on spiritual experiences to transform metals and other materials into works of art. His creative process comprises mind, body and spirit, producing pieces that have their own intrinsic energy and animistic themes. Maron’s work is characterized by paradoxes; it is tough and beautiful, religious and sensual, reminiscent of familiar symbols, yet unique. Maron states, “The activities of my hands are transformative to the materials involved in the creation of my art. My hands know how to change an image or form, into something more than just the reformed material. This necessitates the metamorphosis of the material with a specific energy and intent. This process is difficult to delegate to others. It imbues a unique character to the art that allows it to speak to the viewer's heart without the need for subsequent explanation." After receiving his M.F.A. at Washington University in 1973, Maron went on to win numerous awards including three grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award, and a two-year Fulbright-Hayes Grant for sculpture that allowed him to live and work in Japan where he continued to be influenced by cultures of the world dedicated to animism. Maron’s work can be found in many corporate, public and private collections. The artist lives and works in New York City. Affirmation Arts is an institution comprising an art gallery and studios that provides an anchor to the up-and-coming arts neighborhood on the west side of Manhattan. The gallery offers temporary exhibition space for curators, galleries, artists, and in-house shows. For more information about Affirmation Arts, please visit www.affirmationarts.com.

Times Square Show Revisited - Hunter College Art Galleries
Through December 08, 2012 - New York

The Hunter College Art Galleries are pleased to present Times Square Show Revisited, an in-depth look at the original Times Square Show, scheduled to debut in New York City this Fall from September 14-December 8, 2012. Times Square Show Revisited aims to explore the original exhibition's exposure of New York's burgeoning downtown artistic community in June 1980, which also marked the occasion of many developments in the field, including Jean Michel Basquiat's first appearance in an exhibition as both a painter and graffiti writer SAMO, Nan Goldin's first major presentation of what was to become her seminal Ballad of Sexual Dependency, Jenny Holzer's introduction to the possibility of working with LED lights, and the presentation of experimental works by artists including Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf among others. The Times Square Show, hailed by the Village Voice as "The First Radical Art Show of the 1980s," included some one hundred artists and sprawled across four floors and the basement of a disused massage parlor on the corner of 41st Street and 7th Avenue in New York City. In addition to experimental painting and sculpture, the exhibition incorporated music, fashion, and an ambitious program of performance and video. For many artists, such as Kiki Smith, David Hammons, and Tom Otterness, the exhibition served as a forum for the exchange of ideas, a testing-ground for work in progress, and a catalyst for exploring new artistic directions. With contributions from over 30 artists involved in the original exhibition, Times Square Show Revisited seeks to capture the essence of this historic moment of art making in New York City through a combination of art works, documentary materials, a lively public programming schedule, and a publication that can be counted as an important chronicle of the original exhibition. Curated by post-war art historian and Hunter College graduate Shawna Cooper, in association with Karli Wurzelbacher, art historian and PhD candidate at the University of Delaware, Times Square Show Revisited will be held in Hunter College's Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery. Many of the objects on view will be loaned directly by artists who participated in the 1980 Times Square Show. Jeffrey Deitch's insightful review of the original exhibition for Art in America highlighted the energetic relevance brought to bare by the artist organized exhibition; "The Times Square Show was a challenge to dealers and curators of advanced art who continue to feel that the discreet display of a few pieces of art in an elegant gallery is enough. But it was even more of a challenge to artists who think that their work stops when it leaves the studio, and who leaves its presentation to others." The Times Square Show represents a specific moment in art that paved the way for a particular dialogue in New York City especially, whose implications continue to be felt in the art world today. Times Square Show Revisited will be on view from September 14-December 8, 2012 at the Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery, 68th street and Lexington Avenue, SW corner. A special opening reception will be held on September 13 from 6-8pm. The exhibition will be accompanied by an exhibition catalogue and comprehensive website with extensive interviews with the participants of the exhibition. For more information about the exhibition, please visit http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/art/galleries/galleries

Craft-tastic Saturdays - Barking Cat Studio Arts & Crafts for Everyone!
Through December 08, 2012 - Brooklyn

Craft-tastic Saturdays at Barking Cat Studio offers kids 3.5 years and older fun projects that are sure to inspire and delight! Price includes all materials. All classes must be scheduled in advance.

Albert Watson - Hasted Kraeutler
Through December 08, 2012 - New York

The works in this exhibition celebrate the 20th anniversary of Cyclops (Callaway Editions, 1994), which was the first major monograph of the artist's photographs. The title, Cyclops, refers to ALBERT WATSON's single-minded, distinctive style, and a light hearted reference to the fact that he has been blind in one eye since birth. Cyclops will exhibit unique vintage platinum and silver prints by the artist, spanning 40 years of the photographer's career. One of a kind prints from the original selection for the book will be on view, including Road Kill, a series rarely exhibited.

New 'China': Porcelain Art from Jingdezhen, 1910-2012 - China Institute Gallery
Through December 09, 2012 - Upper East Side

A new exhibition of modern and contemporary porcelain art from Jingdezhen, the renowned porcelain capital of China, will be on view at China Institute Gallery from September 21 to December 9, 2012. New "China": Porcelain Art from Jingdezhen, 1910-2012 will offer more than 45 works spanning over a century, including sculpture, paintings on porcelain, as well as vases and other objects. A fully illustrated catalog will accompany the exhibition. New "China": Porcelain Art from Jingdezhen, 1910-2012 includes work by such noted contemporary artists as Zhu Legeng, Ah Xian, Zhu Dequn, and Wayne Higby, all of whom have studied in or traveled to Jingdezhen in Jiangxi province. Bridging traditional and utilitarian practices with pioneering techniques, the exhibition opens with a selection of modern work by artists who worked in the first decades of the 20th century. Most of the work in the exhibition is on exhibit for the first time in the United States.

Elements of Peace - Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery - Fairfield University
Through December 09, 2012 - Fairfield 06824

Mankind's universal and elusive quest for peace is the inspiration for artist Marlene Siff in this exhibition displaying 47 recent paintings, works on paper, sculpture, mobiles and maquettes of large multi-dimensional constructions, and features works that range from vivid explosions of color to subtle white meditative paintings.

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
Through December 12, 2012 - Garnerville

Creative kids can bring their own Legos or use the library's. For ages 4-12.

Family Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
Through December 12, 2012 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-6 and their caregivers are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more. Pre-registration is required.

SibShops - Rosenthal JCC of Northern Westchester
Through December 14, 2012 - Pleasantville

Sibshops provides a therapeutic support group for siblings (K-5th grades) who have brothers or sisters with special needs. It gives them the unique opportunity to find peer support in a confidential, activity based group, and to learn they are not alone. Call 914-741-0333 for group day/time and more information.

Larchmont Farmers' Market - Larchmont
Through December 15, 2012 - Larchmont

Fresh, local baked goods, artisinal bread, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fish, fruit, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

Ossining Farmers' Market - Ossining
Through December 15, 2012 - Ossining

Fresh, local baked goods, artisinal bread, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fish, fruit, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

Pleasantville Farmers' Market - Pleasantville
Through December 15, 2012 - Pleasantville

Fresh, local baked goods, artisinal bread, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fish, fruit, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

Fall 2012: Children's Dance Classes (Ballet or Flamenco) - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through December 15, 2012 - New York

Looking for an active and diverse creative opportunity for your child? Flamenco Latino offers affordable Flamenco and also Ballet classes for children at their Midtown Manhattan studio. After-school or Saturday classes available. September 20-December 15, 2012 for 12 weeks of classes: Fall 2012 Children's Ballet: Sept 20-Dec 13, 2012: Children's Ballet, Pre-School, 3 to 4 yr: Thurs. 4:00-5:00 pm Children's Ballet, 5-8 yr: Thurs. 5:00-6:00 pm NEW! Children's Ballet, 9-12 yrs: Tues. 5:00-6:00 pm OR Fri. 4:00-5:00 pm and also... Fall 2012 Children's Flamenco: Sept 22-Dec 15 Children's Flamenco, 5-12 yr: Sat 1:00-2:00 pm NEW! Children's Flamenco, 5-12 yr: Tues 4:00-5:00 pm There will be no class on the following Holidays: 9/18, Tues, Rosh Hashanah 11/22-24, Thanksgiving Day Weekend All classes held at: Flamenco Latino Studio 244 W 54th St., 4th fl. (B-way and 8th Ave.) NY, NY 10019 212-399-8519 All Flamenco Classes taught by Aurora Reyes. All Ballet Classes taught by Rosemarie Lindt. Rates for Children's Ballet and Children's Flamenco Classes: Only $120 for 12-pack! Paid in advance. To pay online go to: http://www.flamencolatino.com/class/childafterschoolsatclass.shtml Walk-in Trial Class, $15.00 (by reservation only) Discounts available for enrollment of more than one child from the same family, or for Ballet plus Flamenco classes. Please call 212-399-8519 or email. For more information see: http://www.flamencolatino.com/class/childafterschoolsatclass.shtml Contact 212-399-8519 or email with questions or to reserve. www.flamencolatino.com

Discover flamenco for beginners! - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through December 15, 2012 - New York

Discover flamenco at Flamenco Latino in midtown Manhattan! Aurora Reyes offers a Basic Beginner Flamenco class: Mondays from 7:30-8:30 PM OR Saturdays from 2:00-3:00 PM 2012 Fall term: September 17 - December 15, 2012 at Flamenco Latino Studio 244 W 54th Street, 4th floor (bet. B-way and 8th Ave.) NY, NY 10019 Cost: Fall Term Prices: --12 pack- $204 ($17/class) --4-pack- $76 (if permitted) --Walk-In- $20 (if permitted) --If you have 1-3 planned absences, pro-rated packs are at $18/class. See http://www.flamencolatino.com/Fall%20Sched%202012.pdf for more details. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes with a hard sole. For ladies, pumps are preferred. Call with questions and to reserve: 212-399-8519 [email protected] www.flamencolatino.com

Beginner Flamenco Singing Class for Fall 2012 - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through December 15, 2012 - New York

Discover cante at Flamenco Latino this fall! Cante (flamenco singing) for beginners is led by Basilio Georges. Fall Session runs September 17 - December 15,2012 on Wednesdays 7:30-8:30 pm at Flamenco Latino Studio 244 W. 54th St., Suite 404 New York, NY 10019 212-399-8519 Fall Term Prices: 12 pack- $204 ($17/class) 4-pack- $76 (if permitted) Walk-In- $20 (if permitted) If you have 1-3 planned absences, prorated packs are at $18/class. See http://www.flamencolatino.com/Fall%20Sched%202012.pdf for more details. In this course, students will learn the basics of flamenco singing, emphasizing diaphragmatic breathing and voice placement or "impostatcion." The class will start building upon basic cante repertoire such as sevillanas, tangos,fandangos and rumbas. The class will also focus on flamenco rhythms and handclapping, flamenco scales and terminology so students can communicate in the traditional lingo with guitarists and flamenco dancers. Lyrics and translations of the "letras" will be provided. The course is taught in English, and no previous knowledge of music or Spanish is required. It is ideal for people who want to deepen their understanding of flamenco music or for flamenco dancers who want to broaden their experience of this art form. Please respond by email [email protected] or call 212-399-8519 with questions or to reserve. www.flamencolatino.com

Flamenco w/ Props- this Fall! - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through December 15, 2012 - New York

Aurora Reyes, of Flamenco Latino, offers Flamenco Dance Incorporating Props for Adv. Beginners Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 PM Fall term runs September 17- December 15, 2012. at Flamenco Latino Studio 244 W 54 St., 4th fl. (bet. Broadway and 8th Ave.) Technique and choreography for dances that use... -- castanets and Sombrero Cordoves. For example, Tanguillos de Cadiz, and Garrotin (hat only) dances. --Abanico (fan) as in such dances as Guajiras (fan + castanets) and Caracoles (fan only). -- manton (shawl) used in Solea and Seguiriya. We plan to rotate palos. We have extra fans, mantons, hats and castanets at the studio in case you forget yours! Fall Term Prices: 12 pack- $204 ($17/class) 4-pack- $76 (if permitted) Walk-In- $20 (if permitted) If you have 1-3 planned absences, prorated packs are at $18/class. See http://www.flamencolatino.com/Fall%20Sched%202012.pdf for more details. Email or Call 212-399-8519 to reserve. www.flamencolatino.com

Rye Farmers' Market - Rye
Through December 16, 2012 - Rye

Fresh, local baked goods, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fruit, hand-made soaps, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, prepared foods, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

'Hansel and Gretel' - Puppetworks
Through December 16, 2012 - Park Slope

The 1857 Brothers Grimm tale gets puppetized. Recommended for children 4 and older.

Art Classes - Chroma
Through December 16, 2012 - Brooklyn

Kids enjoy exploration, interpretation, and reflection through art-making. Activities include drawing, painting, sculpture, puppet-making, mixed media, collage, printmaking, clay, and much more!

Indoor Boys Lacrosse League - Grade 2 - Pre-registration - Unlimited Sports Action
Through December 16, 2012 - Port Washington

Boys will be evaluated for 1 week and then placed on a team in order to make sure the teams are evenly balanced. This indoor league is fully recreational and offers athletes a competitive environment to play against their friends. Call for additional information. Registration is online only.

The Nod - The Nuyorican Poets Cafe
Through December 16, 2012 - New York

In THE NOD: Tony dealt with the hardships life threw at him with a simple accepting nod. A nod that said "everything's gonna be alright." Even if it wasn't or wouldn't be. Nodding was his way of coping -- coping with the kinds of fears universally shared. As a kid, the nod was a strategy to deal with his ‘crazy mama's’ seductive ways. As a grownup, he nodded to bluff his way in and out of lucrative writing gigs; nodded, as he would veer towards then away from the not quite available woman he loved. Over and over with self-effacing candor and deceit, he pretended to hold it all together, even as he felt it slipping from his grasp. Consumed by mortifying panic, suffocating breathe, and an epic aversion to the feelings he most feared and desired -- intolerable life affirming feelings like joy, serenity, fulfillment -- Tony started springing leaks not even Hans Brinker could plug. With little or no help from family or friends, doctors or shamans, therapists or gurus, he squandered his Hollywood wealth -- emptied his pockets, shelved his career. What happened then? He stumbled upon personal fortune. And now Tony sifts thru, picks up, and rearranges the pieces in this hilariously painful solo-performance at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. THE NOD plays the following schedule: Sunday, October 28th, 2012 3pm Tuesday, October 30th, 2012 7pm Sunday, November 4th, 2012 3pm Tuesday, November 6th, 2012 7pm Wednesday, November 7th, 2012 7pm Saturday, November 10th, 2012 7pm Sunday, November 11th, 2012 3pm Tuesday, November 20th, 2012 7pm Saturday, November 24th, 2012 7pm Sunday, November 25th, 2012 3pm Tuesday, November 27th, 2012 7pm Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 7pm Saturday, December 1st, 2012 7pm Sunday, December 2nd, 2012 3pm Tuesday, December 4th, 2012 7pm Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 7pm Saturday, December 8th, 2012 7pm Sunday, December 9th, 2012 3pm Tuesday, December 11th, 2012 7pm Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 7pm Sunday, December 16th, 2012 3pm Tickets are $23; $18 for students/seniors and are now available online at www.nuyorican.org or by calling 212-780-9386. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the theater ½ prior to performance. Website: www.nuyorican.org or www.thenodlive.com The Nuyorican Poets Cafe (located at 236 East 3rd Street, between Avenues B and C in Manhattan) is a short walk from the 2nd Avenue Station of the F train and the Essex/Delancey Station of the J/M/Z trains. For more detailed directions or other information about the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, visit www.nuyorican.org or call 212-780-9386 BIOGRAPHIES TONY DRAZAN (Playwright/Actor) has written, directed and produced award-winning film and television for over 20 years. His film credits include ZEBRAHEAD(1992 Sundance Filmmakers Trophy; 30th NYFF), HURLYBURLY (1998 Venice Volpi Winner, Golden Bear Finalist), IMAGINARY CRIMES. For television he has written, directed, produced, or consulted on episodes of THE WEST WING, EDNY, AMERICAN PLAYHOUSE and LARRY SAUNDERS. He is currently writing a film directed by Alexander Payne slated for production in 2013-2014.

Toddler Story Time - Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library
Through December 17, 2012 - Piermont

Bring your little one, ages 6 months to 5 years, for stories and songs. Pre-registration is required. Meets every Monday except holidays.

SibShops for Preschoolers - Rosenthal JCC of Northern Westchester
Through December 17, 2012 - Pleasantville

Do you have a typically developing child who is beginning to ask questions or show signs of distress because of a sibling with special needs? This activity-based group will explore the world of "same" and "different" in an age-appropriate manner, and give them their own time to feel special. Takes place on Mondays (10 sessions). Call 914-741-0333 for more information.

Music Classes for Children - Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library
Through December 19, 2012 - Piermont

Young children are given the chance to develop basic competence in music by providing them with a rich musical experience in a relaxed and playful environment. Presented by Moon River Music Together with Catherine Rubin, the class teaches music through play. Meets the third Wednesday of each month.

Art classes - The Painted Cloud
Through December 20, 2012 - Brooklyn

The Painted Cloud classes offer a nurturing, dynamic environment that introduces children to many new techniques and materials, and allows them the freedom to express themselves artistically. unique and creative art projects using a wide array of high quality art materials.

Gymnastics - Aviator Sports Center
Through December 21, 2012 - Gravesend

Classes at Aviator's state of the art gymnastic facility is available for the home-schooling community.

Hallockville Museum Historic Farm Tour - Hallockville Museum Farm
Through December 22, 2012 - Riverhead

Step back in time to life as a North Fork farmer from the 1700's to the 1930's. Explore 28 acres along with 19 historic houses, barns and outbuildings ranging from the mid-18th century Hallock Homestead to the Depression-era Cichanowicz Farmhouse. Tour the museum's buildings, gardens and collections. Experience real farming in the museum's fields and meet cows, sheep and chickens. Through December 22, 2012.

So Smart Kids Fun Fitness Program - Vee Arnis Jitsu
Through December 22, 2012 - Canarsie

Fitness program helps build self-esteem and confidence, social skills, attention span and focus, gross motor development, and breathing and calming strategies for children with special needs.

New Amsterdam Market - New Amsterdam Market
Through December 23, 2012 - Lower Manhattan

New Amsterdam Market weekly Sunday outdoor market reopens April 29! It is held in front of the old Fulton Fish Market in Lower Manhattan on South Street between Beekman Street and Peck Slip. With over 40 regional food vendors each week selling produce, cheeses, fish, meats, breads, and delicious pastries and treats for a light lunch by the East River. The season kicks off with Bread Pavilion with over 15 bread bakers using local NYS flour. For more information visit newamsterdammarket.org.

Weekly Cooking Class - Taste Buds Kitchen
Through December 26, 2012 - Chelsea

Cook up a new and delicious culinary adventure each week in this signature weekly class. Recipes vary from savory to sweet and the class focuses on ingredients, tastes, techniques, and making new friends. This class is a great way to introduce new ingredients and flavors to your child. You'll be amazed at what your budding chef makes and eats. Class size is limited to 10 students. Starting with our youngest chefs at age 2 on up to our advanced teens classes, we have a weekly class for everyone.

Mommy/Daddy and Me - Bounce! Trampoline Sports
Through December 27, 2012 - Valley Cottage

Parents or grandparents with kids ages 2 through 6 can have fun in the Bounce! Jr. Zone, in the Bounce! castle, as well as on the main trampoline court. Head trainer Victor Byrne works with parents and children on a series of trampoline-based exercises and fun activities. Program meets every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon.

Kandinsky 1911-1913 - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through December 27, 2012 - New York

Perhaps more than any other 20th-century painter, Vasily Kandinsky (b. 1866, Moscow; d. 1944, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France) has been closely linked to the history of the Guggenheim Museum. Hilla Rebay?artist, art advisor, and the museum's first director?promoted nonobjective painting above all other forms of abstraction. She was particularly inspired by the work and writing of Kandinsky, a pioneer of abstraction, who believed that the task of the painter was to convey his own inner world, rather than imitate the natural world. The museum's holdings have grown to include more than 150 works by Kandinsky, and focused exhibitions of his works are presented in the Kandinsky Gallery on Annex Level 3. The current installation, Kandinsky 1911?1913, highlights paintings completed at the moment the artist made great strides toward complete abstraction and published his aesthetic treatise, On the Spiritual in Art (1911, though dated 1912). Also featured are paintings by Robert Delaunay and Franz Marc that were exhibited alongside the work of Kandinsky and others in the landmark 1912 Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider) exhibition held at the Moderne Galerie Heinrich Thannhauser in Munich.

Dance and Drum Classes for Teens and Children - Layla's Dance & Drum
Through December 29, 2012 - Valley Stream

Join Layla's Dance and Drum studio for a full day of teen and kids dance, drum and double dutch (jump rope) classes including hip-hop, creative movement, Salsa, African dance and more. Adult classes include Salsa/Mambo, Afro-Cuban and West African dance.

Tot Shabbat - Congregation Sons of Israel
Through December 29, 2012 - Upper Nyack

Share a family experience of singing, dancing, and praying as well as a weekly story and other activities. Each Saturday through December.

Breastfeeding Support Group - 92nd Street Y
Through December 30, 2012 - Upper East Side

Breastfeeding is an evolving process that raises many questions and concerns. Meet with other moms, babies and a lactation specialist from 92nd Street Y Parenting Center to discuss topics such as the emotional ups and downs of breastfeeding, what happens when your milk supply is weak, how to juggle breastfeeding and work, and whether and how to supplement. Come when you can; no registration necessary.

'Falling' - Minetta Lane Theatre
Through December 30, 2012 - West Village

"Falling" boldly explores the dynamic and complicated reality of a family with an autistic young man. When a relative comes to visit, the entire family is thrown out of equilibrium, with everyone trying to balance what is best for the family and what is best for them. The play bravely speaks a truth about love and family and about hopes and dreams. It asks "How do you love someone who is difficult to love?"

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

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

The World of Bees Exhibit - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Wildlife Education Center
Through December 31, 2012 - Cornwall

This lively exhibit features a colony of honeybees in a thriving observation hive and many interactive elements including hive cells for children to crawl through and large replicas of bees and their young. Visitors can learn about the fascinating life cycle of the honeybee, its colony structure, social hierarchy, and importance to our own lives.

'Dialog in the Dark' - South Street Seaport
Through December 31, 2012 - Lower Manhattan

This exhibit leads visitors through a series of NYC environments highlighted by city-centric scents, sounds, temperatures, and textures, all in complete darkness. Relying on blind and visually-impaired guides, exhibit goers will "see NYC" and visit many well known landmarks without the sense of sight while armed with an authentic walking cane. Imagine taking a rumbling subway to your favorite location or maneuvering the crossroads of the world in Times Square while not being able to see a thing. Rest assured, the sounds and the smells will all be there to greet you. But will that be enough to guide your safe passage? The experience will forever change your perception of what it means to be blind or have low vision.

Sha'Baby Shabbat - Romemu
Through December 31, 2012 - Upper West Side

Sha'Baby engages your child's special energy to warm him/her up for creating sacred time during Shabbat. Dancing, laughing, praying, and singing are all a part of this special Shabbat service.

Disney Theatrical Productions Presents 'Newsies The Musical' on Broadway - Nederlander Theatre
Through December 31, 2012 - Manhattan

Set in New York City at the turn of the century, this movie-turned-musical is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged 'newsies,' who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys' expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike for what's right. "Newsies" is inspired by the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899, when newsboy Kid Blink led a band of orphan and runaway newsies on a two-week-long action against Pulitzer, Hearst, and other powerful newspaper publishers. The stage version introduces several brand-new songs by the original team while keeping many of the beloved songs from the film, including "Carrying the Banner," "Seize the Day," "King of New York," and "Santa Fe."

New York TV & Movie Sites Tour - On Location Tours
Through December 31, 2012 - Manhattan

This tour showcases more than 40 locations from some of the most famous places seen on screen, including sites from "Friends," "Blue Bloods," "Seinfeld," "Enchanted," "Spider-Man," "I Am Legend," "Men in Black," and "The Devil Wears Prada."

Nature Explore Classroom - Bartlett Arboretum
Through December 31, 2012 - Stamford

Children are invited to spend unhurried hours exploring the natural world in a fun and safe environment. The outdoor classroom includes areas for art, music and movement, climbing and crawling, building, and playing. Additionally, the Bartlett features the best of what Connecticut's native landscape has to offer including wetlands and boardwalks, woodland walking trails, varied wildlife, and native habitats. February 6-December 31, 2012.

Storytime and Singalong for Kids - Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
Through December 31, 2012 - SoHo

Join Beth and Amy for reading, singing, and dancing! Appropriate for kids 3 and younger and their caretakers. Only $5 per family at the door.

Volunteer Opportunities - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rockland County
Through December 31, 2012 - New City

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rockland County is seeking mentors, especially men, to volunteer as role model friends for youth in our community. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, have a valid driver's license and transportation, be covered under automobile insurance, and able to commit to volunteer for a minimum of four hours per month for one year. Call or go online for an application.

The Cultural Sunday Kidschool and Bar and Bat Mitzvah Programs - City Congregation for Humanistic Judaism
Through December 31, 2012 - Upper West Side

This class allow youngsters to connect to their Jewish heritage from a secular perspective. Two Sundays a month, children ages five and up have fun exploring Jewish history, traditions, holidays, culture, and ethics. The innovative Bar/Bat Mitzvah program involves classes and an individual mentored journey to discover roots, connections, and beliefs.

Mommy & Me Pilates - Evolution Pilates
Through December 31, 2012 - Port Washington

Here's a perfect way to bond with your little ones, 2-14 months. Sign up for the Mommy and Me Pilates class on Mondays.

Recovery in Action - Barnum Museum
Through December 31, 2012 - Bridgeport

The museum is now partially reopened two days a week while reparations are made on the museum which was hit by a tornado in 2010. A unique exhibition, Recovery in Action, will be presented on Thursdays and Fridays in the People's United Bank Gallery. Visitors gain insight into the complexities of a disaster recovery in a museum setting. The museum's collection of unique artifacts, including Tom Thumb's miniature carriages and P.T. Barnum's ornate furniture, will be among the many items on view.

Vital Theatre Company Presents: 'Pinkalicious, The Musical' - 45 Bleecker
Through December 31, 2012 - West Village

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

Masterworks - The Rubin Museum
Through December 31, 2012 - New York

Masterworks: Jewels of the Collection displays some of the museum's most stunning works of art. The stylistic diversity and relationships between various strands of Himalayan and neighboring cultural and artistic traditions are represented by important works of art spanning a period of over one thousand years. In addition to a wide range of Buddhist and Hindu deities rendered in all major media, Masterworks also highlights the museum's most notable recent acquisitions, all of which have rarely or never been exhibited. Life-size facsimiles of an entire sequence of murals from the Lukhang, the Dalai Lamas' Secret Temple near the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet, provide an exceptional opportunity for viewing Himalayan art at its most lavish. The original eighteenth-century wall paintings--inaccessible to the public until the late twentieth century--uniquely depict the most esoteric of meditation and yoga practices in vivid color and detail. Created with new photographic methods by Thomas Laird and Clint Clemens, this display of large-format, high resolution pigment prints allows for even better access to the paintings than is possible in the temple itself. Their presentation at the Rubin marks the first showing in the world of prints created using this technology and also provides the first-ever opportunity outside Tibet to view full-size Tibetan murals in their relationship to portable art from the region.

Emma Lazarus: Poet of Exiles - Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Through December 31, 2012 - New York

A new exhibition held in conjunction with the 125th anniversary of the dedication of the Statue of Liberty. Known for more than a century as the author of the lines "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free...," the poet Emma Lazarus gave voice to the Statue of Liberty and generations of newcomers to America. However, few people know her fascinating story, her Sephardic background, her American roots, and her work for Jewish causes and a Jewish homeland. Learn how Emma Lazarus' journey inspired her to craft an enduring message on exile, refuge, and the promise of America.

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum's 30th Anniversary Exhibits - Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Through December 31, 2012 - New York

New exhibitions will celebrate the 30th anniversary of Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. "Thirty Years of Collecting: Treasures from Intrepid's Collections" will showcase objects related to the historic aircraft carrier Intrepid, Growler submarine, Concorde and the space shuttle Enterprise. "Thirty Years of Excellence: An Intrepid Museum Celebration" will trace Intrepid's historic journey of being transformed from an aircraft carrier into one of NYC's most iconic cultural institutions.

Long Island- America's 1950s Frontier - Long Island Museum
Through December 31, 2012 - Stony Brook

The exhibit features compelling artifacts, photographs, and video oral histories, as well as a fashion gallery that displays trendy 1950s clothing. Other special artifacts include a working jukebox, a hat worn by famous developer Robert Moses, and popular toys from the era, like a Red Ryder BB gun. The exhibition will transport viewers to a time brimming with optimism, with difficulties just below the surface. It was a moment when Long Island was at the forefront of where the nation was-- and where it was headed. The exhibition runs through December 31, 2012.

Molecules and Health - New York Hall of Science
Through December 31, 2012 - Flushing

Molecules come in different shapes and sizes. Their shapes tell us a lot about what they do and how they interact with each other. You can't see molecules, but they're everywhere. These microscopic building blocks make up everything around you. Discover how molecules shape our bodies, medicines, and world in this hands-on exhibition.

Playtime with Sammie and Tudie - Sprout San Francisco
Through December 31, 2012 - Upper East Side

Playtime with Sammie and Tudie is a 'mommy and me' style class. The interactive class includes themed week such as ducks, butterflies, teddy bears, fish, and dinosaurs. Great for ages 1 to 3 1/2 years. Come by the class once or buy a multiple class package.

Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through December 31, 2012 - New York

For decades, critics have observed that Andy Warhol exerted an enormous impact on contemporary art, but no exhibition has yet explored the full nature or extent of that influence. Through approximately forty-five works by Warhol alongside one hundred works by some sixty other artists, Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years juxtaposes prime examples of Warhol's paintings, sculpture, and films with those by other artists who in key ways reinterpret, respond, or react to his groundbreaking work. What emerges is a fascinating dialogue between works of art and artists across generations.

Up 4 Art - Staten Island Children's Museum
Through December 31, 2012 - Staten Island

Each weekend offers a different opportunity for kids to experiment with creating art using a variety of materials and contexts.

Kids' Yoga - Bend and Bloom Yoga
Through December 31, 2012 - Park Slope

Bend and Bloom Yoga offer children's yoga classes. Mondays are for 8-12 year olds. Tuesdays are for 3-5 year olds. Wednesdays are for 6-8 year olds. Kids are allowed to drop in ($18) or register for a series of classes. Family classes for moms and tots are also available.

COUGAR, THE MUSICAL - St. Luke's Theatre
Through December 31, 2012 - New York

Cougar the Musical by Donna Moore, directed by Tony-nominated Lynne Taylor-Corbett, unleashes three divine but disillusioned women who develop a taste for hot, young men. They let their inner cougar roar and purr, finding self-love and empowerment in the process. The sexy, ferocious cast of three fabulous-over-forty women and one multi-talented boy toy sing and dance their way through a satiating range of original songs, from grinding blues, to doo-wop, to pop to "Julio" - a romantic ballad, sung to a vibrator. Starting with tonight's performance, patrons can enjoy a "Cougartini"- made with Pomegranate Juice and Vanilla Vodka.

The Berenstain Bears LIVE! in 'Family Matters, the Musical' - Manhattan Movement and Arts Center
Through December 31, 2012 - Upper West Side

Adapted from the classic children's book series by Stan and Jan Berenstain, this open-ended Off-Broadway musical features everyone's favorite bear family in a live show, plus a free post-show dance party, face painting, and photos with the Berenstain Bears. For 20% off tickets use the code SAVE20 online, or visit this site directly: ovationtix.com/trs/pr/881485/prm/SAVE20.

Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through December 31, 2012 -

For decades, critics have observed that Andy Warhol exerted an enormous impact on contemporary art, but no exhibition has yet explored the full nature or extent of that influence. Through approximately forty-five works by Warhol alongside one hundred works by some sixty other artists, Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years juxtaposes prime examples of Warhol's paintings, sculpture, and films with those by other artists who in key ways reinterpret, respond, or react to his groundbreaking work. What emerges is a fascinating dialogue between works of art and artists across generations.

Namaste Yoga Health and Wellness - Namaste Yoga of Kensington
Through December 31, 2012 - Kensington

Namaste offers a range of yoga classes for all ages, as well as Zumba fitness classes, kickboxing, pilates, belly dancing, and more.

Africa: From the Desert to the Sea - Maritime Aquarium
Through January 01, 2013 - Norwalk

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

Stroller Strides - The Source Mall
Through January 01, 2013 - Westbury

Fitness for moms, fun for baby. Workout with your little ones in tow, while they are entertained and having fun. Moms meet other moms, make strides in fitness, motherhood, and life. Your first class is FREE. Contact [email protected] for more information.

Traveling Exhibition: Strange Matter - Connecticut Science Center
Through January 01, 2013 - Hartford

Examine the always amazing and sometimes bizarre world of modern materials, providing a glimpse of where the future of materials research might take us in this 6,000 square-foot interactive exhibit.

'Flying Monsters' - American Musem of Natural History, LeFrak Theater
Through January 04, 2013 - Upper West Side

"Flying Monsters" is a new giant screen adventure about the awe-inspiring world of a group of reptiles who ruled the skies about 220 million years ago. Produced by award-winning Atlantic Productions and distributed by National Geographic Entertainment, the film follows world-renowned naturalist Sir David Attenborough as he sets out to uncover the truth about the enigmatic pterosaurs, who, after insects, were the first creatures to fly. Attenborough, who wrote and narrates the film, works with scientists and engineers to try and understand how and why pterosaurs flew, traveling to New Mexico's "Ghost Ranch," Big Bend National Park in Texas, Lyme Regis in the United Kingdom, an ancient pterosaur landing site in Southern France, a fossil pit in Germany where near-perfect pterosaur specimens have been found, and China's remote Liaoning Province in search of answers. How did creatures the size of giraffes with a wingspan of 45 feet fly through the air? The audience will be immersed in the world of the pterosaur and experience the enormous challenges these creatures faced to survive, let alone flourish, in prehistoric skies. The film will introduce viewers to Dimorphodon, the earliest known pterosaur with a complete fossil, Darwinopterus, which, with a lighter build than Dimorphodon, had a wingspan of 2.3-3.3 feet, Tapejara, which may have configured its body to sail across the ocean in search of prey, and Quetzalcoatlus, which, with a wingspan of 33-40 feet and an 8-foot-long beak, is the biggest known animal that has ever flown. Flying Monsters 3D won a BAFTA award in 2011 from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in the Specialist Factual category, Best 3D Program at the 2011 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, and Best Science Film from the Association of International Broadcasting. The film will screen at the museum through January 4, 2013. Entrance to the museum is included in movie ticket price.

RAMMELLZEE Fine Art Gallery Workshop - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through January 05, 2013 - SoHo

Experience RAMMELLZEE's unique world of neon color, edgy design, and vast imagination in this series of fine art workshops. To fully explore his vision, CMA Teaching Artists will introduce kids to a variety of mediums and techniques including illustration, painting, sculpture, and music.

Creatures of Light: Nature's Bioluminescence - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 06, 2013 - Upper West Side

The perpetually dark deep ocean comprises the vast majority of the planet's habitable environments where approximately 90 percent of the organisms are bioluminescent and provide the only source of light. Many of these environments are threatened habitats where organisms are in danger of disappearing, some before they have been discovered and studied. Creatures of Light introduces visitors to the astonishing variety of bioluminescent creatures; explores the different ways in which organisms glow, as well as explains the physics and chemistry of natural light; reveals how the ability to glow can be advantageous; and considers how scientists study -- and use -- bioluminescence. Visitors enter the exhibition through a forest of bioluminescent mushrooms surrounding a large-scale mushroom at the center. One section evokes a New England meadow on a summer night and highlights how fireflies use patterns of flashing light to communicate and attract mates; another invites visitors to peer into Waitomo Cave of New Zealand and learn how glowworms attract prey. The exhibition includes live flashlight fish that harbor bioluminescent bacteria. Creatures of Light also features an interactive environment that introduces visitors to the brilliant light displays of Mosquito Bay in Vieques, Puerto Rico, where high concentrations of microscopic dinoflagellates, a type of plankton, create a glowing, luminescent halo around anything that moves through the bay; and a large interactive image of the Bloody Bay coral wall in the Cayman Islands. A "deep sea theater" reveals the amazing diversity of living light that marine biologists have captured on camera including anglerfishes waving bioluminescent "lures" to attract prey and jellyfishes that light up like a flashing pinwheel when threatened.

Creatures of Light: Nature's Bioluminescence - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 06, 2013 - Upper West Side

This exhibition features the extraordinary organisms that produce light, from the flickering fireflies found in backyards across the Northeast to the alien deep-sea fishes that illuminate the perpetually dark depths of the oceans. Rare among plants and animals that live on land, the ability to glow--that is, generate light through a chemical reaction--is much more common in the ocean, where up to 90 percent of animals at depths below 700 meters are bioluminescent, including many unknown to science. Like the crystal jelly whose glow led to a revolution in cell biology, these animals may hold important clues to essential questions, but scientists are in a race against time as habitats are increasingly threatened by pollution, overfishing, and global climate change. Visitors will move through a series of re-created environments, from the familiar to the extreme, to explore the diversity of organisms that glow and how they do it; discover the variety of ways in which light is used to attract a mate, lure unsuspecting prey, or defend against a predator; and learn how, where, and why scientists study this amazing natural phenomenon. Throughout the exhibition, iPads featuring videos, infographics, photo albums, and animations will provide opportunities to hear directly from researchers about their work. Starting in a local meadow on "a summer's night," where fireflies use unique patterns of flashing light to communicate with potential mates, visitors will descend into "a mysterious cave" in New Zealand to watch a fantastic spectacle of luminescent "fishing lines" strung by larval gnats (glowworms) to trap prey. A unique interactive environment in "a sparkling sea" will introduce the brilliant light displays of Mosquito Bay on Puerto Rico's Vieques Island, where high concentrations of microscopic dinoflagellates, a type of plankton, create a halo around anything that moves through the water. Visitors will activate the bioluminescent bay as they move through this section. "The night dive" will feature a large-scale, day-and-night interactive image of the Cayman Islands' Bloody Bay Wall, a remarkable coral wall that is home to both bioluminescent and biofluorescent animals, which glow only after exposure to light. In "altered light," visitors will encounter the jellyfish Aequorea victoria, which combines bioluminescence with biofluorescence (in which an organism's molecules absorb blue light, then radiate it at a lower energy, longer wavelength) to emit flashes of green light. The protein found in its light organs, known as the green fluorescent protein (GFP), has become a critical tool in cellular and developmental biology, used for mapping neural circuits, observing cancer cells, and much more. Borrowed Light will feature live flashlight fishes, which harbor bioluminescent bacteria in an organ under their eyes, and highlight symbiotic relationships. "The deep ocean" will take visitors into the perpetually dark deep ocean, which comprises the vast majority of the planet's habitable space. A deep sea theater will reveal the diversity of animals that marine biologists have captured on camera, including female anglerfishes waving bioluminescent "lures" to attract prey and mates, and jellyfishes that light up like a flashing pinwheel when threatened.

Colors of the Universe - Chinese Hardstone Carving - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 06, 2013 -

Stone carving is one of the oldest arts in China, its beginnings dating back to remote antiquity. Although jade, the mineral nephrite, was held in the highest esteem, all stones that could achieve a luster after polishing, be it agate, turquoise, malachite, chalcedony, quartz, jasper, or lapis lazuli, were also appreciated. Stone carving experienced an efflorescence during the Qing dynasty (1644-1911), when an abundant supply of raw materials, exceptionally accomplished craftsmen, and, in particular, keen imperial patronage contributed to the creation of numerous superb works.

Ada Bobonis: Stages, Mountains, Water - Queens Museum of Art
Through January 06, 2013 - Queens

Ada Bobonis' site-specific installation entitled Stages, Mountains, Water transforms the Museum's second floor gallery space into an invigorating chromatic environment evoking the Caribbean landscape. Geometric compositions in hues of blue and green are either painted on the wall or adhered to the glass railing facade in the form of translucent color film. Alluding to horizons and vistas, expansive bodies of land and water, the work takes its inspiration from the Panama Canal, one of the icons of 19th century aspirations for the New World. The construction of the Panama Canal (1880 - 1914) was a historical triumph of international ambition at the turn of the century. Upon completion, the 51-mile-long ship canal connected the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean by cutting across the Isthmus of Panama, and has since become a key conduit for global maritime trade. The area's topography is characterized by vast mountain vistas, the Gatun Lake, and the presence of the Panama Canal Locks (long vertical barriers of different sizes controlling the passage of over-sized ships), and is a spectacular fusion of the natural world and man's interventions upon it. Stages, Mountains, Water deftly renders the peculiar landscape of the Panama Canal in a minimal composition of color and shapes. While the color-treated glass railing facade creates an evocative aquatic effect, the "cloud of blades" overhead – clustered sculptural cutouts spanning the gallery's ceiling - symbolizes man's forceful intercession in the natural landscape that profoundly altered the location. The installation further brings the view of Flushing Meadows Corona Park and the Unisphere, a 140-foot-high steel representation of Earth built as an emblem for the 1964 World's Fair, into the gallery space itself. Separated by exactly half a century, the Panama Canal and the Unisphere - both products of the state-of-the-art engineering of their time - echo each other with the timeless human aspiration for exploration they embody, whether by taming the power of the oceans or spanning the infinite reaches of outer space.

Native Voices: New England Tribal Families - Stepping Stones Museum
Through January 06, 2013 - Norwalk

This exhibit is an introduction to Native Americans living in New England today. By visiting five different communities from northern to southern New England, visitors learn about Native American traditions and how modern families balance contemporary life with preservation of important cultural identities through stories and songs.

Building Boom with KEVA (Knowledge-Exploration-Visual Arts) - Long Island Children's Museum
Through January 06, 2013 - Garden City

Get ready to explore the simple and complex possibilities of construction as you move from the drawing board to the construction crew. Building Boom with KEVA encourages you to conceive, then build, the design project of your dreams -- bridges, skyscrapers, castles, airplanes, trestles, spirals and more. You?ll develop a first-hand understanding of the physical forces at work in the design process as you apply principles of balance, proportion and geometry to your design. Building Boom with KEVA brings out the designer, architect and engineer in each of us as you problem solve and think in three dimension. Uniform in size, KEVA planks use only gravity ? no glue or connectors. You'll dabble with physics to achieve balance, proportion and stability. Stumped for a design project? Draw inspiration from 50 permanent building models on display. This exhibit runs through January 6, 2013.

Caribbean: Crossroads of the World - Queens Museum of Art
Through January 06, 2013 - Flushing

This exhibit features more than 400 works, including painting, sculpture, prints, books, photography, film, video, and historic artifacts from various Caribbean nations, Europe and the United States. Transcendent in scope, this exhibit examines the exchange of people, goods, ideas and information between the Caribbean basin, Europe, and North America, and it explores the impact of these relationships on the Caribbean and how it is imagined.

Chinese Gardens - Pavilions, Studios, Retreats - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 06, 2013 -

In the densely populated urban centers of China, enclosed gardens have long been an integral part of residential and palace architecture, serving as extensions of living quarters. The preferred site for hosting literary gatherings, theatrical performances, and imaginary outings, gardens were often designed following the same compositional principles used in painting. And as idealized landscapes, gardens often drew inspiration from literary themes first envisioned by painters. Not only were painters often recruited to design gardens, but as gardens came to be identified with the tastes and personalities of their residents, artists were also called upon to create idealized paintings of gardens to serve as symbolic portraits intended to reflect the character of the owner. This exhibition, which encircles the Astor Chinese Garden Court, explores the pictorial imagery of gardens as an abiding source of artistic invention. Featuring more than sixty paintings, as well as ceramics, carved bamboo, lacquerware, metalwork, textiles, and several contemporary photographs from the Museum's collection, the exhibition examines the rich interactions between pictorial and garden arts in China across more than one thousand years.

Tunes with Tina - Bar on Fifth at Setai Fifth Avenue
Through January 06, 2013 - Midtown East

Singer/jazz pianist Tina deVaron will take center stage at this interactive weekend brunch where kids and parents are invited to sing along and request songs while enjoying a prix-fixe menu. September's theme is "Back to Broadway," October's theme is "Let's See Your Costume", November's theme is "Move with the Movies," and December's theme is "Here Come the Holidays."

KaleidoZone - Chaos and Containment - Long Island Children's Museum
Through January 06, 2013 - Garden City

Chaos and Containment are two psychological states all human beings experience in varying degrees and intensity. This exhibit intends to inspire and foster conversations pertaining to the differences and parallels between art made by artists and art made by artists with mental disabilities. Visitors will see and appreciate each other�s qualities even if those go hidden behind us being distracted by out-of-the-norm behaviors caused by a disability. This exhibit features a selection of work that was created in an art therapy workshop at Family Residences and Essential Enterprises. The exhibit runs through January 6, 2013.

Durer to de Kooning: 100 Master Drawings from Munich - Morgan Library & Museum
Through January 06, 2013 - Midtown

Durer to de Kooning: 100 Master Drawings from Munich showcases the Morgan's significant holdings with exceptional examples by Italian, German, French, and Dutch and Flemish artists of the Renaissance and baroque; German draftsmen of the nineteenth century; and an international contingent of modern and contemporary draftsmen. This exhibition marks the first time works from the renowned graphics collection at Munich have been shown in the United States.

Quay Brothers: On Deciphering the Pharmacist's Prescription for Lip-Reading Puppets - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through January 07, 2013 - Midtown

This MoMA gallery exhibition and accompanying film retrospective will be the first presentation of the Quay Brothers' work in all their fields of creative activity. Internationally renowned moving image artists and designers, the Quay Brothers were born outside Philadelphia and have worked from their London studio, Atelier Koninck, since the late 1970s. For over 30 years, they have been in the avant-garde of stop-motion puppet animation and live-action movie-making in the Eastern European tradition of filmmakers like Walerian Borowczyk and Jan Svankmajer and the Russian Yuri Norstein, and have championed a design aesthetic influenced by the graphic surrealism of Polish poster artists of the 1950s and 1960s. Beginning with their student films in 1971, the Quay Brothers have produced over 45 moving image works, including two features, music videos, dance films, documentaries, and signature personal works, including The Street of Crocodiles (1986), the Stille Nacht series (1988-2008), Institute Benjamenta (1995), and In Absentia (2000). They have also designed sets and projections for opera, drama, and concert performances such as Tchaikovsky's Mazeppa (1991), Ionesco's The Chairs (Tony-nominated design, 1997), Richard Ayre's The Cricket Recovers (2005), and recent site-specific pieces based on the work of Bart�k and Kafka. In addition to their better known films, this exhibition will include never-before-seen moving image works and graphic design, drawings, and calligraphy, presenting animated and live-action films alongside installations, objects, and works on paper.

Eyes Closed/Eyes Open: Recent Acquisitions in Drawings - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through January 07, 2013 - Midtown

This exhibition is culled from the past two years of acquisitions by MoMA's Department of Drawings. Anchored in various explorations of the late 1960s, these works reveal a range of creative, intellectual, and critical impulses -- whether serving as an intimate record of the artist's practice, or purposefully crafted to address an assumed wider audience. German artist Franz Erhard Walther created a suite of "work drawings" to illustrate (both functionally and conceptually) his First Work Series (1963-69), a group of 58 interactive sculptural objects, on display at the Museum for the first time since their original presentation here in 1969. While roughly contemporary, Willem de Kooning's "Eyes-Closed" drawings of 1966, which were sketched blindly by the artist, offer a counterpoint to Walther's project and seem to embrace the traditional role of drawing as a tool of private expression, while Martha Rosler's Bringing the War Home: House Beautiful photomontage series of 1967-72 turns a critical eye to the era's sociopolitical context and expanding media sphere.

Nybelwyck Hall: A Mansion in Miniature - Hudson River Museum - Glenview
Through January 08, 2013 - Yonkers

Nybelwyck Hall, a dollhouse representing Lilliputian life at its most luxurious, makes its appearance in Glenview, the Museum's 1897 river home. The 24-room, granite-and-mortar Glenview, and Nybelwyck, the 24-room dollhouse, share architectural features - a Great Hall and a double staircase that curves from the top floor down to the Hall. Nybelwyck's central facade is loosely based on the Hudson River estate, Staatsburg, the Ogden Mills House. The orange-and-green colors on its Victorian addition are reminiscent of Wilderstein, in Rhinebeck, the family home of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's personal secretary. Dollhouse enthusiast Mark O'Banks created Nybelwyck Hall over the course of a decade and looked to the wisdom of a ouija board to name his creation. The house is furnished with found objects in its 24 rooms, as well as rugs O'Banks designed. Among its 900 objects are minute musical instruments that play, doors with intricate locks that work, and a tiny dollhouse within the dollhouse's nursery.

Stroller Strides - The Source Mall
Through January 11, 2013 - Westbury

Fitness for moms, fun for baby. Workout with your little ones in tow, while they are entertained and having fun. Moms meet other moms, make strides in fitness, motherhood, and life. Your first class is FREE. Call to register. Classes run through January 11, 2013

Scandinavian Sing-Along - Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
Through January 12, 2013 - Midtown

Scandinavia holds a treasure-trove of children's songs and games. Danish musician Vibe Normann will introduce children to English versions of these songs, play musical games, and perform a selection of songs in modern, jazzy arrangements. Come prepared to move, dance, imagine, and sing your heart out. Vibe Normann is a Danish musician living in New York with a background in classical and Danish folk music. She has a special love for the Danish children's songs that she grew up with, and has performed all over the eastern United States. Normann will be accompanied by pianist Sean Wayland.

Big Apple Circus Presents LEGENDARIUM - Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park
Through January 13, 2013 -

Welcome to the Big Apple Circus LEGENDARIUM, where you will experience the nostalgic thrills of bygone Big Tops and get a first-hand view of Beauties, Daredevils, and Clowns from another era! At the 35th season production, no seat is more than 50 feet from the Globe's Most Spectacular Circus Performers! Travel back to when circus traditions were born and witness incredible acts that would have had the villagers chattering for days! The courageous mid-air flips and catches of a man on the trapeze! A captivating contortionist whose flexibility is as impressive as her steadfast poise! An agile, adept acrobat and her strapping suitors! A swaying wire act of sure-footed strength and stability! The dizzying delights of a daring inventor in his tumbling, twirling hoop! The stunning, soaring beauty of a pair on aerial straps and a woman held aloft by hanging silks! A jaw-dropping juggling tango team performing to passionate rhythms! Bicyclists whose spinning wheels turn smooth and speedy stunts! Majestic horses with graceful gaits and playful pups with teasing tricks! And what circus would be complete without bumbling clowns who bring the spirit of timeless comedy?! It's all led by an affable Ringmaster and the great Big Apple Circus Band playing the iconic songs of yesteryear! So run away with the Big Apple Circus and relive Big Tops of old in a memorable one-ring show for the ages!

Designing Nature - The Rinpa Aesthetic in Japanese Art - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 13, 2013 -

"Rinpa" is a modern term that refers to a distinctive style of Japanese pictorial and applied arts that arose in the early seventeenth century and has continued through modern times. Literally meaning "school of Korin," Rinpa derives its name from Ogata Korin (1658-1716), a celebrated painter from Kyoto. It embraces art marked by a bold, graphic abbreviation of natural motifs, frequent reference to traditional court literature and poetry, the lavish use of expensive mineral and metallic pigments, incorporation of calligraphy into painting compositions, and innovative experimentation with new brush techniques. The exhibition will feature more than one hundred brilliantly executed works of art created in Japan by the Rinpa-school artists. It will be held in two rotations, the first opening on May 26, 2012; the second on September 12, 2012. Highlighting the school's most prominent proponents, this two-part presentation will trace the development of the Rinpa aesthetic and will demonstrate how its style continued to influence artists throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Comprising more than fifty works from the Museum's own holdings supplemented by forty-five loans from public and private collections on the east coast, the exhibition will include many masters' renowned works in a variety of media: painting, textiles, lacquerware, and ceramics.

Witness: The Art of Jerry Pinkney - Hudson River Museum
Through January 13, 2013 - Yonkers

In 100 books, Jerry Pinkney has turned his artist's eye and hand to the story - a classic, a folktale, a fable - and readers all over the world saw something new, something they wanted to read and to remember. Pinkney is the master of the American picture book. More than 120 watercolor illustrations by the artist, who lives in Westchester, will be on view in the first major overview of his career as a designer and illustrator in "Witness: The Art of Jerry Pinkney." The exhibition follows his 2010 award of the Randolph Caldecott Medal for "The Lion and the Mouse." The Hudson River Museum is the only New York showing for this exhibition on national tour, organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Pinkney has found it interesting to trace how the chapters of his life have knitted themselves into his art, touching on the cultural themes of the African-American experience. He uncovers, again and again, the energy in a small moment that surprisingly can change a life or turn an event in history. Most recently in his almost wordless adaptation of the Aesop fable, "The Lion and The Mouse," two creatures on a faraway African plain choose not the hard chase and bloody battle but, instead, exchange kindnesses. Fascinated with wildlife, Pinkney, in many books including "The Brer Rabbit" in "The Last Tales of Uncle Remus" shows us the human qualities of an animal as he shows us the animal in its natural setting. Pinkney, Philadelphia born and bred, and now a long-time New Yorker, has illustrated children's books since 1964, but it was not an easy path. Blacks were not expected to be able to forge careers in the art field. Trained as a commercial artist at a vocational school, he persisted and won a scholarship to the Philadelphia College of Art where his work took on the shading and detail for which he is now renowned, and he where he began to use color to convey mood and emotion. He has most often worked on children's books that celebrate multiculturalism and African-American heritage, as he took on the task of reshaping the perceptions of the stereotypes of blacks. He designed the first nine stamps of the US Postal Service's Black Heritage series. Art critics will look at the color of Pinkney's illustrations, the scarlet curve of Little Red Riding Hood's cloak, the golden blade of grass on the Serengeti plane. Sociologists will look at Pinkney the little boy, who without a visit to a museum or an art class, drew at home on the back of wallpaper samples. What the viewer will see though, in "The Art of Jerry Pinkney" is his wish: "It has always been my intent for my work to continue to breathe after publication. My hope is that (museum visitors) will believe that Jerry Pinkney cares deeply for people, making art, and visual storytelling." The exhibition includes a 96-page illustrated catalog that provides new scholarship into Pinkney's work in essays by the exhibition's co-curator Stephanie Haboush Plunkett, Dr. Gerald L. Early, and others. On view through January 13, 2013.

Big Apple Circus - Lincoln Center Damrosch Park
Through January 13, 2013 - Lincoln Center

The Big Apple Circus presents Legendarium, where you will experience the nostalgic thrills of bygone big tops and get a first-hand view of beauties, daredevils, and clowns from another era. Travel back to when circus traditions were born and witness incredible acts that would have had the villagers chattering for days. The courageous mid-air flips and catches of a man on the trapeze, a captivating contortionist whose flexibility is as impressive as her steadfast poise, an agile, adept acrobat and her strapping suitors, a swaying wire act of sure-footed strength and stability! The dizzying delights of a daring inventor in his tumbling, twirling hoop, the stunning, soaring beauty of a pair on aerial straps and a woman held aloft by hanging silks, a jaw-dropping juggling tango team performing to passionate rhythms! Bicyclists whose spinning wheels turn smooth and speedy stunts, majestic horses with graceful gaits and playful pups with teasing tricks, and what circus would be complete without bumbling clowns who bring the spirit of timeless comedy? It's all led by an affable ringmaster and the great Big Apple Circus Band playing the iconic songs of yesteryear. So run away with the Big Apple Circus and relive big tops of old in a memorable one-ring show for the ages!

ReGeneration - New York Hall of Science
Through January 13, 2013 - Flushing

This exhibition explores the connection of cultural vitality to immigration, urbanization, and sustainability through the intersection of art, technology, and science. Fourteen artists/groups will participate to connect audiences through active participation, aesthetic beauty, technology, culturally shared symbols, and vocabulary. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Candid - The Rubin Museum
Through January 14, 2013 - New York

Homai Vyarawalla (1913-2012) was India's first female photojournalist. This exhibition, the first on Vyarawalla outside of India, will present her photography from the late 1930s to 1970, and narrate her extraordinary life with a biographical film and ephemera from her career. From early in her career, Homai Vyarawalla documented key events from the generation around Independence, including the historic meeting of Gandhi and the Congress Committee on the 1947 plan for partition, and she recorded the visits to India of world leaders and dignitaries including Queen Elizabeth, Jacqueline Kennedy, Ho Chi Minh, and Zhou Enlai. She was revered in India and her recent death at age 98 generated tributes around the world. The exhibition is presented in collaboration with the Alkazi Foundation for the Arts in New Delhi.

Sea Rex: Journey to a Prehistoric World - IMAX Theater, Maritime Aquarium
Through January 17, 2013 - Norwalk

Explore an underwater universe inhabited by such creatures as Liopleurodon and long-necked Elasmosaurss, enormous animals that were ruling the seas before dinosaurs conquered the earth. Encounter the gigantic Shonisaurus, the T-Rex of the sea. Through January 17, 2013.

To the Arctic - IMAX Theater, Maritime Aquarium
Through January 17, 2013 - Norwalk

The changing climate of the earth has effected people and animals that call the Artic home. See the impact on polar bears, a migrating herd of caribou and walruses. Meryl Streep narrates. Through January 17, 2013.

Born to Be Wild - Maritime Aquarium
Through January 17, 2013 - Norwalk

Academy-Award winner Morgan Freeman lends his voice to this film which follows orphaned baby orangutans and elephants, and the people who rescue and raise them for eventual release back into the wild. Through January 17, 2013.

'Ice Age' to the Digital Age: The 3D Animation Art of Blue Sky Studios - Katonah Museum of Art
Through January 20, 2013 - Katonah

This unique interactive exhibition looks at the imaginative work of Greenwich, Connecticut-based Blue Sky Studios, a leader in the animation industry for over 20 years. Creator of such blockbuster films as the "Ice Age" series, "Robots," and "Rio," the studio prides itself on technical innovation, while retaining a strong narrative heart. '"Ice Age" to the Digital Age' will guide visitors through Blue Sky's entire process of creating computer-animated films: from initial concepts, storyboards, character design, background art, and three-dimensional modeling, to the highly technical work of animation, rigging, materials, lighting, special effects, and sound. In addition to final movie clips, the exhibition will feature rarely-seen original concept drawings, sculptural models, props, and digital stills. Interactive stations will allow visitors to sketch a scene or manipulate computer-generated images to better understand the innovative technology that brings the films to life. Katonah resident Chris Wedge, a co-founder of Blue Sky in 1987, believes that the secret to the studio's success is in its inventive process. In his view, the art challenges technology and technology inspires the art. The Museum will be turning all the galleries, including the Learning Center, over to this exhibit. There will be gallery talks with Blue Sky co-founder Chris Wedge and "Ice Age: Continental Drift" directors Steve Martino and Mike Thurmeier, as well as a calendar of programming in partnership with the Jacob Burns Film Center. Details about these programs are available at katonahmuseum.org. The exhibition will be on view from Sunday, September 16, 2012 through January 20, 2013.

Mickalene Thomas: Origin of the Universe - Brooklyn Museum
Through January 20, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Brooklyn artist Mickalene Thomas is best known for her elaborate, collage-inspired paintings, embellished with rhinestones, enamel, and colorful acrylics. Her depictions of African American women explore a spectrum of black female beauty and sexual identity while constructing images of femininity and power. Origin of the Universe, Thomas's first solo museum exhibition, highlights recent bodies of work that examine interior and exterior environments in relation to the female figure. Their settings are often inspired by her 1970s childhood.

Vincent van Gogh's Portrait of a Peasant (Patience Escalier) - Frick Collection
Through January 20, 2013 - New York

This fall The Frick Collection will present Vincent van Gogh's Portrait of a Peasant (Patience Escalier). The painting has not left its home institution, the Norton Simon Museum, in Pasadena, CA, in nearly forty years, making this a particularly rare and exciting viewing opportunity for East Coast audiences. The exhibition aims to shed light on the master's transformative contribution to this art form, incorporating the results of newly performed technical research to answer questions about the dating of Antico's works, his technique, and his development as an innovative artist. Jointly organized by the National Gallery of Art and The Frick Collection, the exhibition opened in the fall of 2011 in Washington, D.C., before traveling to New York City the following spring. The exhibition is curated by Eleonora Luciano, Associate Curator of Sculpture at the National Gallery of Art, in collaboration with Denise Allen, Curator at The Frick Collection. The accompanying catalogue is written by an international team of scholars including Eleonora Luciano, Denise Allen, and Claudia Kryza-Gersch, Curator of Italian Sculpture at the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. It will be the first independent monograph in English to focus on the artist and the first comprehensive presentation of his works in color.

Preschool Art Class - Arts in Action Studio
Through January 22, 2013 - Upper West Side

Founded and directed by Angela Tripi-Weiss, who provides a unique, sequentially-structured fine art education. Preschool artists will embark on an exploration of how they feel while creating laughable long lines, silly sassy shapes, fabulous forms, and colossal kaleidoscopes of colors using many of the art materials that artists use to express themselves. These classes are designed to expose your child, ages 3 to 5, to a variety of fun art materials, and the many exciting ideas and concepts that artists employ while creating their own art. They will tell their own visual stories through art based activities that foster fun, and an understanding of concepts of line, shape, form, and colors in a fun filled way.

Picasso Black and White - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through January 23, 2013 - New York

Picasso Black and White marks the first major exhibition to focus on the recurrent motif of black and white throughout Pablo Picasso's career. Surveying his oeuvre from 1904 to 1971, Picasso Black and White examines the artist's lifelong exploration of a black-and-white palette through approximately 115 paintings and a selection of sculptures and works on paper. The exhibition thematically traces the artist's unique vision throughout his work, including early monochromatic blue and rose paintings, gray-toned Cubist canvases, elegant and austere neoclassical portraits and nudes, Surrealist-inspired figures, forceful and somber scenes depicting the atrocities of war, allegorical still lifes, vivid interpretations of art-historical masterpieces, and the electric, highly sexualized canvases of Picasso's last years. The exhibition includes significant loans drawn from private collections, including many from the Picasso family; from museums across Europe and the United States; and from numerous public and private European and American collections, many of which have not been exhibited or published before. The exhibition is organized by Carmen Gimenez, Stephen and Nan Swid Curator of Twentieth-Century Art, with assistance from Karole Vail, Associate Curator, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Picasso Black and White is sponsored by Bank of America. Major support is provided by the Picasso Black and White Leadership Committee, with Christina and Robert C. Baker, Chairs; Acquavella Galleries; J. Ira and Nicki Harris Foundation; The Lauder Foundation-Leonard and Evelyn Lauder Fund; Phyllis and William Mack; Stephen and Nan Swid; and Aaron I. Fleischman and Lin Lougheed. Additional support is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, and the Juliet Lea Hillman Simonds Foundation. This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

Afterschool Art Class - Arts in Action Studio
Through January 23, 2013 - Upper West Side

Founded and directed by Angela Tripi-Weiss, who provides a unique, sequentially-structured fine art education. Arts in Action teaches a visual language as a means of communication that's fun to learn.

Faking It - Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 27, 2013 -

This international loan exhibition traces the history of manipulated photography from the 1840s through the early 1990s, when the computer replaced manual techniques as the dominant means of doctoring photographs. Most of the two hundred pictures on view were altered after the negative was exposed -- through photomontage, combination printing, overpainting, retouching, or, as is often the case, a blend of several processes. In every instance, the final image differs significantly from what stood before the camera at any given moment.

Born Out of Necessity - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through January 28, 2013 - Midtown

Showcasing objects that adhere to the traditional view of design as a tool for problem-solving, Born out of Necessity offers close examination of the problems themselves -- whether urgent, foreseen, or imagined. From objects that respond to pressing needs in developing countries to new solutions that are tailored to the urban environment, the exhibition examines how design intervenes across a range of experiences, including medical emergencies and natural disasters. Other objects demonstrate how products created to address specific challenges for people with disabilities can provide solutions that improve everyone's life. Drawing on the narrative power of design, Born out of Necessity addresses a host of complex cultural developments, such as the need to incorporate environmental responsibility in everyday life, our attempts to marry ancient religious beliefs with contemporary mores, and the desire to anticipate and prevent technological and ecological quagmires.

The RAMMELLZEE Galaxseum - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through January 30, 2013 - West Village

The Children's Museum of the Arts presents the most comprehensive collection of works to-date by visionary artist and MC, RAMMELLZEE. Entitled The RAMMELLZEE Galaxseum, the exhibition will reveal the inner workings of RAMMELLZEE's artistic vision and trace his career trajectory which began in the 1970s as a pioneering "Wild Style" graffiti writer and hip hop MC and evolved in manifesto and medium to the far reaches of the imagination. RAMMELLZEE's legend grew in a Tribeca loft known as the "Battle Station," where the artist conceived a new vision for the future – a self-made mythology, known as Gothic Futurism, with its own set of heroes and villains, which he called Recyclers and Trashers or more notably, Garbage Gods and Monster Models. For over 30 years, RAMMELLZEE inhabited the universe he created, building layer upon layer of legend and legacy. The RAMMELLZEE Galaxseum showcases a visual encyclopedia of RAMMELLZEE's artworks including full-body life-sized costumes, masks, character frescoes, figurines, large scale paintings and video and audio recordings from some of his performances. Suspended from the gallery's ceiling are RAMMELLZEE's legendary letter racers, or car-like vehicles representing letters of the alphabet seeking to "break free." In addition to his visual artwork, RAMMELLZEE is well-known for his contributions to hip-hop lyricism and vocalization, as illustrated in the documentaries Style Wars and Wild Style, as well as the hip-hop single Beat Bop, which was produced by Jean-Michael Basquiat and consists of a 10 minute narrative rap by RAMMELLZEE and K-Rob that is considered to be one of the most essential hip-hop recordings ever made.

Breastfeeding Support Clinic - Tribeca Parenting
Through January 31, 2013 - Park Slope

These clinics are helpful for moms who need a little reassurance or encouragement with breastfeeding. While many simple issues can be resolved in these helpful group sessions, please be aware that certain more complex breastfeeding issues may require more individualized attention which can be provided in a home visit.

Breastfeeding Support Group - New York Methodist Hospital
Through January 31, 2013 -

Discuss questions and concerns regarding breastfeeding and find support and encouragement with this group, which meets regularly.

Autism Support Group - Hebrew Educational Society
Through January 31, 2013 - Canarsie

Affected by or confronting autism? You are not alone. Share your experiences and support each other. While the support group is in session, parents/caregivers can bring their children and their siblings.

A PERSISTENT PASSION: The Art of Lora Eberly Ballou, 1870-1976 Places in a One Hundred Six Year Life - Old Town Hall Museum
Through January 31, 2013 - Stamford

A first time solo exhibition introducing the art and celebrating the life of Lora Eberly Ballou featuring a collection of over 30 floral arrangements and landscape oil paintings; an assemblage of personal effects; and a historical timeline documenting her 106 year life. September 27-January 31, 2013.

Materializing 'Six Years': Lucy R. Lippard and the Emergence of Conceptual Art - Brooklyn Museum
Through February 03, 2013 - Prospect Heights

This exhibition is devoted to examining the defining impact Lucy R. Lippard's groundbreaking book Six Years had on the emergent Conceptual art movement. Published in 1973, Six Years simultaneously catalogued and described the development of conceptual art practices in the late sixties and early seventies, and is now widely considered an essential reference work for the period. Using the book's content to structure the exhibition, Materializing "Six Years" showcases the artists brought together and championed by Lippard, and demonstrates how her curatorial projects, critical writing, and political engagement helped to redefine exhibition-making, art criticism, and the viewing experience. The exhibition will feature more than 170 objects by nearly ninety artists who were working internationally across a range of mediums. In addition to presenting important artworks, the exhibition will convey the political foment of an era that saw both the emergence of Conceptual art and the rise of the Women's Rights, Civil Rights, and anti–Vietnam War movements, and will illustrate the period's experimental impulses through catalogues, artist publications, periodicals, photographs, and ephemera from key exhibitions and events.

Vital Signs - New York Hall of Science
Through February 03, 2013 - Flushing

View original art inspired by our biological world with a special interest in what lies beneath its surface. Children under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

SibShops - JCC on the Hudson
Through February 04, 2013 - Tarrytown

SIBSHOPS provides a therapeutic support group for siblings (K-5th grades) who have brothers or sisters with special needs. It gives them the unique opportunity to find peer support in a confidential, activity-based group, and to learn they are not alone. Call 914-366-7898 for group day/time and more information.

New Photography 2012 - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through February 04, 2013 - Midtown

New Photography 2012 presents five artists -- Michele Abeles, Birdhead (Ji Weiyu and Song Tao), Anne Collier, Zoe Crosher, and Shirana Shahbazi -- whose varied techniques and backgrounds represent the diversity and vitality of photography today.

Monday Night Open Mic Joint - One and One/Nexus Lounge
Through February 13, 2013 - New York

Looking for special open mic in downtown Manhattan? This is it. Come to one of the hottest open mics in the country - a stage graced by Grammy nominated singers, HBO Def Poetry stars, American Idol finalists, Golden Globe Award-winning actresses, and poets from The Best American Poetry anthology. The Inspired Word's NYC Open Mic Joint, hosted by the legendary Nathan P., is a weekly series open to all types of artists - comedians, musicians, storytellers, singers, poets, fiction/nonfiction writers, playwrights, spoken word artists, performance artists, dancers, ANYTHING and EVERYTHING. And once you experience it for a single night, you’ll see the vibe is totally addictive. 25 slots, 5-minute time limit. ***** When: EVERY Monday! Where: One and One Bar/Restaurant Downstairs Nexus Lounge 76 East 1st Street (corner of 1st Avenue) Manhattan, New York (917) 703-1512 By subway, take the F train to Second Avenue and exit the 1st Avenue side. Doors open for open mic sign-up @ 6:30pm Show starts @ 7:30pm Cover charge: $10 NO AGE LIMIT! ***** For more Inspired Word info, please check out http://inspiredwordnyc.com/.

Nature and the American Vision: The Hudson River School - New-York Historical Society
Through February 21, 2013 - New York

After a national tour, the forty-five iconic works, including Thomas Cole's five-part series The Course of Empire and other masterworks by Cole, John F. Kensett, Albert Bierstadt, Jasper F. Cropsey, Asher B. Durand and others will once again be on display at the New-York Historical Society.

Promise of Freedom: The Emancipation Proclamation - Fairfield Museum and History Center
Through February 24, 2013 - Fairfield

Exhibit and programs commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and its significance over time, featuring Abraham Lincoln's signed copy, rare slavery artifacts, prints, political cartoons and more.

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.

Global Shoes - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through March 10, 2013 - Crown Heights

Explore aspects of global cultures through a variety of hands-on, feet-in, multi-media activities within the context of a fantasy shoe store and factory

Space No. 1 - Extreme Kids and Crew
Through March 31, 2013 - Bedford-Stuyvesant

An initiative of Extreme Kids and Crew, Space No. 1 offers a safe, sensory play space where special need children and their parents can play, teach, learn, sing, sprawl, and swing. An array of multi-sensory equipment provides for this.

The Child's Place for Children with Special Needs - Brooklyn Public Library, Sunset Park branch
Through March 31, 2013 - Sunset Park

This program accomodates all kinds of children inclusively for reading, story telling, and various kinds of play sessions. Parent workshops are also available. See Brooklyn Public Library for other locations throughout Brooklyn.

Artist's Studio Space - Greenburgh Public Library
Through March 31, 2013 - Elmsford

An intergenerational program for tweens, teens, and adults. Draw Manga & Fine Art. Call Kate Colquitt at (914) 721-8224 for more information. Saturdays, March 3, 17, and 31.

Spy: The Secret World of Espionage - Discovery Time Square
Through March 31, 2013 - Times Square

Spy: The Secret World of Espionage is a new exhibition launching in May at Discovery Time Square. This interactive exhibition is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to step inside the real world of intelligence, showcasing real items from the actual vault of the CIA. Encounter real stories and actual gadgets revealed for the first time ever from the CIA vault. Experience what it's like to be a spy firsthand by creating your own disguises, altering your voice, and navigating laser beams. Plus, gain exciting new insights into how intelligence really works: how science and technology play a major role, and discover how the men and women who do this kind of work shape the course of history every day.

Open Play - The Gym Park
Through March 31, 2013 - Greenpoint

Kids have fun, exercise, and enjoy alot of gymnastic-based sensory input. Use our 2,800-square-foot facility to explore, discover and help increase your child's awareness with positive play habits and a fun social environment. The Gym Park also offers a wide range of other programs including gymnastics and physical education for home-schooled children.

Zumba for Kids - The Personal Training Institute
Through April 16, 2013 - Mineola

Lots of great fun for your kids. Please call to reserve your spot. Two classes: ages 5-9 on Mondays and ages 9-12 on Wednesdays, given by Zumba instructors Beth (an RN) and a certified Special Ed. teacher, Marissa.

Zumbatomic Zumba for Kids - The Dance Treatment
Through April 28, 2013 - Mineola

Get ready for a Zumba fun fitness class for kids ages 5-9 and 9-12. Classes are available for adults, too. The first class is free.

The Shaping of New Visions: Photography, Film, Photobook - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through April 29, 2013 - Midtown

This exhibition, covering the period from 1910 to today, offers a critical reassessment of photography's role in the avant-garde and neo-avant-garde movements -- with a special emphasis on the medium's relation to Dada, Bauhaus, Surrealism, Constructivism, New Objectivity, Conceptual, and Post-Conceptual art -- and in the development of contemporary artistic practices. The shaping of what came to be known as "New Vision" photography bore the obvious influence of "lens-based" and "time-based" works. El Lissitzky best summarized its ethos: "The new world will not need little pictures," he wrote in The Conquest of Art (1922). "If it needs a mirror, it has the photograph and the cinema." Bringing together over 250 works from MoMA's collection, the exhibition features major projects by Man Ray, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Aleksandr Rodchenko, Germaine Krull, Gerhard Ruhm, Helen Levitt, Daido Moriyama, Robert Heinecken, Ed Ruscha, Martha Rosler, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Philip-Lorca DiCorcia, and Walid Raad, among others. Photographic history is presented as a multivalent history of distinct "new visions," rooted in unconventional and innovative exercises that range from photograms and photomontages to experimental films and photobooks.

Edvard Munch: The Scream - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through April 29, 2013 - New York

Edvard Munch's iconic The Scream (1895), among the most celebrated and recognized images in art history, will be on view at The Museum of Modern Art for a period of six months. Of the four versions of The Scream made by Munch between 1893 and 1910, this pastel-on-board from 1895 is the only one remaining in private hands; the three other versions are in the collections of museums in Norway. The Scream is being lent by a private collector.

Natural History - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Through April 30, 2013 - Crown Heights

Artist Patrick Dougherty and a team of volunteers constructed a monumental woven-wood sculpture in honor of Brooklyn Botanic Garden's centennial. The result, large-scale sculptures made from sticks and saplings, is an organic structure that changes over time as the materials settle and decay.

Arty Facts - Brooklyn Museum
Through May 19, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Children ages four to seven and their adult friends explore the galleries, enjoy a family activity, and make their own art in this ninety-minute class, each one a variation on a monthly theme.

Shababa™ Saturday Mornings with Karina - 92Y
Through May 25, 2013 - Upper East Side

Celebrate the joys of Shabbat with the Shababa™ community in this intergenerational family Shabbat experience including singing, art projects, playground visits, holiday themed celebrations, and more. Saturdays, ongoing, 10:30am-12pm.

Shababa™ Saturday Club - 92Y
Through May 25, 2013 - Upper East Side

Let your child explore and expand their connection to Shabbat, Jewish holidays, and Jewish values in a warm, informal communal setting. The staff will engage them through creative and traditional approaches. Saturdays, ongoing, 10:30am-12pm.

Manolo Valdes Monumental Sculptures - The New York Botanical Garden
Through May 26, 2013 - Bronx

Drawing inspiration from the natural landscape of the Botanical Garden, seven towering sculptures by acclaimed Spanish artist Manolo Valdes showcase the relationship between art and nature.

WWII & NYC - New York Historical Society
Through May 27, 2013 - Upper West Side

When World War II broke out, New York was a cosmopolitan, heavily immigrant city, whose people had real stakes in the war and strongly held opinions. WWII & NYC will explore the impact of the war on the metropolis, which played a critical role in the national war effort, and how the city was forever changed.

The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter! - American Museum of Natural History
Through May 28, 2013 - Upper West Side

The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter!, a perennial favorite visited by millions of children and adults, returns to the American Museum of Natural History. This popular winter attraction invites visitors to mingle with up to 500 iridescent butterflies fluttering among blooming tropical flowers and lush green vegetation inside a free-standing, balmy, 1,200-square-foot enclosure.

Adelphi University to Host its Seventh Outdoor Sculpture Biennial - Adelphi University
Through May 31, 2013 - Garden City

The Adelphi University Exhibitions Program is delighted to present its seventh Outdoor Sculpture Biennial, featuring the works of 10 skilled sculptors. Their diverse works are located throughout the scenic 75-acre arboretum on the Garden City campus. The biennial will be on view from September 1, 2012 to May 31, 2014. A free reception will be held on Sunday, September 30, 2012, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., along with a walking tour of the sculptures beginning at 2:00 p.m. in the Ruth S. Harley University Center Lobby. This outdoor installation showcases the talents of Miggy Buck (NY), John Clement (NY), Maria Hall (NY), Ed Haugevik (NY), William King (NY), Anti Liu (NY), Johnny Poux (NY), Kim Radochia (MA), Christopher Saucedo (NY), and Hans Van de Bovenkamp (NY). Each sculptor presents his or her own artistic language; their own stories and thoughts to the viewer. Works of art encompass use of various materials: steel, bronze, aluminum, concrete and reflective mirrors. These man-made creations are transposed into poetic visual narrations. The Outdoor Sculpture Biennial brings forth new faces with the celebrated works of William King and Hans Van de Bovenkamp. Mr. King’s Tennis For Money abstractly illustrates four players at the net poised to begin. Van de Bovenkamp’s steel structure entitled Family Outing, is composed of organic flowing vertical forms evoking a powerful uplifting spirit. The exhibit also breaks new ground with Johnny Poux’s slender, large-scale kinetic aluminum structure, entitled Seed, as the tallest piece to be on display. John Clement’s sculpture Duke is the heaviest work, weighing more than 3,000 pounds. This coiled, dense, steel piece can catch one’s eye from afar as well, because of its striking red color. The combination of unique art and magnificent pathways, allows art enthusiasts and other viewers to enjoy each piece as it interacts with its surroundings on the Adelphi campus. Through the changing seasons, these impressive large outdoor constructions communicate and age with their environment. To learn more about the artists and view glimpses of the exhibition, please visit adelphi.edu/artmuseum/sculpture_biennial/. For additional updates, “Like” us on our “Adelphi University Galleries” Facebook page. About Adelphi University: Adelphi is a world class, modern university with excellent and highly relevant programs where students prepare for lives of active citizenship and professional careers. Through its schools and programs—The College of Arts and Sciences, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Honors College, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, Robert B. Willumstad School of Business, Schools of Nursing and Social Work—the co-educational university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as professional and educational programs for adults. Adelphi University currently enrolls nearly 8,000 students from 41 states and 60 foreign countries. With its main campus in Garden City and centers in Manhattan, Hauppauge, and Poughkeepsie, the University, chartered in 1896, maintains a commitment to liberal studies in tandem with rigorous professional preparation and active citizenship.

Home Ecologists - Tenafly Nature Center
Through June 06, 2013 - Tenafly

Home schooled children ages 5-12 will discover ecological and biological principles and gain an appreciation and understanding of the natural world at this monthly program, held the first Thursday of each month. Each two-hour program will consist of indoor and outdoor hands-on learning and close observations on a 380-acre living museum. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Parents can sign up for the series or just a single session. Through June 6.

Trailblazers at the JCC - Rosenthal JCC of Northern Westchester
Through June 12, 2013 - Pleasantville

An after-school social skills program for K-5th graders special needs develop friendships and relationships. Children will participate in "organized" free play: small group activities, cooking, music, outdoor play, social skills training, Legos, art, music, and more. Available 3-5 days/week, with a flexible pickup time between 5:30-6:30pm. 1:1 support is available as needed; staffing is provided by a certified special educator and an assistant, supervised by a certified social worker. Wrap-around program includes communication with school systems and service providers to provide comprehensive support. FREE transportation is available from most local schools. Includes snack and homework help.

Junior Congregation - New City Jewish Center
Through June 15, 2013 - New City

Kids review highlights of the synagogue's weekly Shabbat service, discuss the weekly Torah portion, play games, then lead the congregation in prayers. Saturdays through June 15.

Junior Junior Congregation - New City Jewish Center
Through June 15, 2013 - New City

kids pre-school through second grade can sing Shabbat songs, talk about the Torah portion of the week, have a snack, then return to the main sanctuary to lead the congregation in Adon Olam. Saturdays through June 15.

Aesthetic Ambitions: Edward Lycett and Brooklyn's Faience Manufacturing Company - Brooklyn Museum
Through June 16, 2013 -

This exhibition highlights the nearly fifty-year career of ceramicist Edward Lycett (American, 1833-1910), creative director of the Faience Manufacturing Company from 1884 to 1890. The range of works illustrates Lycett's talent and adaptability to stylistic changes in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, as well as his vision for Faience, a company based in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, that earned acclaim for producing ornamental wares that introduced a new standard of excellence in American ceramics. These bold and eclectic pieces synthesized Japanese, Chinese, and Islamic influences characteristic of the Aesthetic movement and were sold in the United States' foremost art ware emporiums, including Tiffany & Company. Among the ceramics on view are 39 Faience pieces, including a number of large-scale vases. Also on view are Lycett's formula books, family photographs, and other ephemera; rare examples of ceramic works by his three sons; and other Brooklyn-made ceramics from the Museum�s collection.

Sensory Bounce - BounceU
Through September 28, 2013 - Stratford

This is a program for children and adults with sensory integration dysfunction, autism, and other disabilities with a sensory component. Teachers work on balance and coordination, auditory and tactile sensitivity, strength building, motor coordination, cooperative play, turn-taking, and social and verbal skills.

WINGED TAPESTRIES: MOTHS AT LARGE - American Museum of Natural History
Through September 29, 2013 -

Winged Tapestries: Moths at Large, an exhibition of 34 striking images featuring dramatic images of moths, opens at AMNH. On view in the IMAX Corridor on the first floor, the exhibition displays the arresting beauty and surprising diversity of moths from Ottawa-based photographer Jim des Rivières. "Moths are beautiful, and in many respects prettier than butterflies," says exhibition curator David Grimaldi, curator, Division of Invertebrate Zoology. "In this show, we have macro or relatively large moths. They're gorgeous." Primitive moths appeared about 195 million years ago, whereas the oldest butterfly fossil is about 55 million years old. And today, moths outnumber butterflies 15 to 1, with approximately 150,000 described species of moths worldwide, compared to 10,000 butterfly species.

Friendship Bracelet and Lanyard Making Class - The Lanyard Ladies
Through October 03, 2013 - East Rockaway

Looking for a fun after-school or weekend activity? Does your child want to learn how to make friendship and lanyard bracelets? Kids can make as many bracelets as they want. Each child will also receive a special gift. 15% sibling discount. Please call to reserve your space. You can also book a private play-date(10 or more children needed). Call for more information.

Silver Patter Parties: Old New York City Style Bachelor Party Saturdays - 25 North Moore The Library Lounge)
Through October 12, 2013 - New York City

Bachelor Saturday: "Scotch, Sinatra At Cigar Bar + Steakhouse" Tasting The Gentleman's Bachelor Party Saturdays! Set The Tone For The Evening: Pure Class All The Way! The Perfect Fit For An Upscale Evening Learn About Scotch As You Relax & Sip During An Entertaining Presentation In Tribeca. Enjoy an evening rife with flavors and aromas on this fascinating trip through liquid gold! This is pallet tantalizing tasting with delectable foods! This remarkable evening begins with an exclusive Tasting at Brandy Library then off to midtown's City Spire Center Building for Martinis Cigars and an classic "Old New York" Style 12 piece, Frank Sinatra Tribute Band! Itinerary: 4:00PM-7:00PM-Scotch Tasting in Tribeca 7:30PM-8:00PM-Limousine To Next Destination 8:30PM-9:30PM-Martinis, Cigars & Legendary Frank Sinatra Show In Midtown 10:00PM-12:00PM-Dinner At Famous Midtown Steak House Limited Seating Ticket Price: $450.00 Per Person 24 Bachelor Maximum Purchase Tickets Online Now To Save! (Scroll Down For Tickets, Choose Your Date & Click "Add To Cart") Package includes: 3 Hour Scotch Tasting, Transportation To Midtown Cigar Lounge, Admission For Frank Sinatra Tribute Show, 2 Cocktails & Cigar, Dinner And Wine At Famous Midtown Steak House (Scroll Down For Tickets, Choose Your Date & Click "Add To Cart") Portion Of The Ticket Price Goes To The American Cancer Society: http//www.cancer.org/index Questions? Call, Text Or E-mail! Phone: 1-(860)717-0694 Text: 1-(860) 248-0988 Click Here To E-mail: [email protected] $450.00 http://silverplatternyc.webs.com

Salsa Sundays - Gagliardi Studio & Gallery
Through October 28, 2013 - Nyack

Children and their parents are invited to enjoy Salsa music while dancing with each other. There will be an informal beginners and Afro Cuban style dance lesson. Pre-registration is requested.

The Collage Aesthetic of Louis Armstrong - Flushing Town Hall
Through December 31, 2013 - Flushing

Did you know that jazz great Louis Armstrong was an avid collage artist? Made for an exhibition at Lincoln Center, this exhibition features reproductions of some of the remarkable collages he created for his boxes of his audiotapes, and introduces audiences to this very public man who could turn his irrepressible creativity to arts other than music.

Sculpture Mystery: The Great Art Caper - Hofstra University Museum
Through January 01, 2014 - Hempstead

Uncover clues to help solve a mystery in the outdoor sculpture collection. Pick up your caper kit at Emily Lowe Gallery, have fun while discovering more about these works, and at the end of the caper return to Emily Lowe Gallery for a prize. For everyone ages 4-9 and their grown-up companions all year-round. The program runs through January 1, 2014.

Sculpture Exploration Backpack - Hofstra University Museum
Through January 01, 2014 - Hempstead

Kids and their grown up companions can stop in at the Hofstra University Museum's Emily Lowe Gallery, and pick up a backpack. At the end of your tour, return the backpack and each child will receive a small gift from the Museum. The program runs through January 1, 2014.

Gateway to Himalayan Art - The Rubin Museum
Through January 06, 2014 - New York

Marking the first in a series of yearly rotations, nearly twenty works of art add new dimensions and context to Gateway to Himalayan Art. Visitors will notice a greater emphasis on Hindu works, with beautiful examples from India and Nepal ranging from 12th to 19th centuries, as well as intricately-detailed thangka paintings, manuscript pages, and textiles. In every iteration, Gateway acquaints new and long-time friends of the museum with the principal concepts of Himalayan art, including important deities and symbols, the materials and techniques used in creating works of art, and the purposes and functions of these works in their sacred and secular contexts. And don't forget to pick up your Gateway Looking Guide to help you identify important figures and symbols throughout the museum. It's yours to keep.

Contemporary Art from the Collection - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through February 17, 2014 - Midtown

Reinstalled to continue the historical sequence found on MoMA's fifth (1880-1940) and fourth (1940-1980) floors, the galleries on the second floor will begin with art of the early 1980s and extend to the present moment, interweaving works in all mediums. Individual galleries will focus on particular topics, ranging from specific locales that nourished influential groups of artists to key strategies shared by diverse practitioners of the same generation. Others will display a single significant installation or artist's project. Like the fifth- and fourth-floor galleries, the second-floor galleries will be periodically reinstalled to reflect the depth and richness of the Museum's collection, and to allow for varying approaches to the wide variety of art produced during the last 30 years. Featured artists include Ashley Bickerton, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Keith Haring, Martin Kippenberger, Steve McQueen, Senga Nengudi, Doris Salcedo, Rirkrit Tiravanija, and Rosemarie Trockel.

Outdoor Sculpture Biennial - Adelphi University
Through May 31, 2014 - Garden City

See the work of 10 skilled sculptors located throughout the scenic 75-acre arboretum on the Garden City campus. This outdoor installation showcases the talents of Miggy Buck (NY), John Clement (NY), Maria Hall (NY), Ed Haugevik (NY), William King (NY), Anti Liu (NY), Johnny Poux (NY), Kim Radochia (MA), Christopher Saucedo (NY), and Hans Van de Bovenkamp (NY). Works of art encompass use of various materials-steel, bronze, aluminum, concrete and reflective mirrors. These man-made creations are transposed into poetic visual narrations. The exhibition runs through May 31, 2014.

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

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

ElectriCity: Powering New York's Rails - New York Transit Museum
Through December 31, 2016 - Brooklyn Heights

This long-term exhibit engages visitors in a compelling and participatory exploration of electricity's role in powering the metropolitan region's subways and commuter rails.

FREE Crafts for Kids - Lakeshore Learning Store
Through September 15, 2030 - Scarsdale

A different project every Saturday.

Understanding Memory Loss - Somers Library
Through June 04, 2102 - Somers

This program helps the audience distinguish between Alzheimer's Disease and age-associated memory impairment. Learn what the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer's Disease are, along with guidance on how to obtain a diagnosis and what treatments are currently available. Register online at somerslibrary.org or call 914-232-5717.

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